The Magic Faraway Tree

TX Monday 24 December 2013 at 11.30am
& Monday 31 December 2013 at 11.30am
BBC R4

Wisha, wisha, wisha.

Playfulness, soundscape and oddity above the rustling leaves of Blyton’s Magic Faraway Tree.

In the centre of the Enchanted Wood is the Faraway Tree. Home to Moonface, Silky and Saucepan Man; its upper branches stretch into cloud-hosted dimensions of strange and magical lands.

In this two-part abridged adaptation of Enid Blyton’s classic children’s tale, BBC Radio 4 swoops voices from the world of entertainment into the mystical lands above.

Featuring Johnny Vegas, as Moonface, Nigel Planer as Saucepan and Lucy Beaumont (Winner of the BBC’s New Comedy Awards 2012) as Silky.

Narrator: Ronni Ancona
Rick: Billy Kennedy
Joe: Alex Clarke
Frannie: Nell Tiger Free
Beth: Tess Fontaine
Moonface: Johnny Vegas
Silky: Lucy Beaumont
Saucepan: Nigel Planer
Mother: Joanna Hall
Angry Pixie: Wayne Forrester

Written by Enid Blyton
Adapted for Radio by Andrew Lynch

Music composed and arranged by Phase Music

Directed by Johnny Vegas
Produced by Sally Harrison

A Woolyback Production for BBC Radio 4

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