Blake's Doors Of Perception

Short stories marking the 250th anniversary of William Blake's birth, each inspired by a quote from the great poet.

Episodes

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AR01No Trumpets Needed *2007112620090115
20090705 (R4)

Stories inspired by poet William Blake, written and read by Michael Morpurgo.

The story of the friendship between a cameraman filming on the West Bank and a shepherd boy.

By Michael Morpurgo.

The story of the friendship between a cameraman and a shepherd boy.

Written and read by Michael Morpurgo.

AR01No Trumpets Needed *2007112620090115
20090705 (R4)

Stories inspired by poet William Blake, written and read by Michael Morpurgo.

The story of the friendship between a cameraman filming on the West Bank and a shepherd boy.

By Michael Morpurgo.

The story of the friendship between a cameraman and a shepherd boy.

Written and read by Michael Morpurgo.

AR02Demonstrating Grace *2007112720090721
20090712 (R4)

Short stories inspired by poet William Blake.

The story follows the fortunes of Ellen at home in London and her sister Sarah across the Atlantic in Cape Cod.

By Jenny Worton, read by Sally Hawkins.

By Jenny Worton.

The story follows Ellen in London and her sister Sarah in Cape Cod.

Read by Sally Hawkins.

AR02Demonstrating Grace *2007112720090721
20090712 (R4)

Short stories inspired by poet William Blake.

The story follows the fortunes of Ellen at home in London and her sister Sarah across the Atlantic in Cape Cod.

By Jenny Worton, read by Sally Hawkins.

By Jenny Worton.

The story follows Ellen in London and her sister Sarah in Cape Cod.

Read by Sally Hawkins.

AR03Waiting For The 'elicopter *2007112820060531
20090719 (R4)

Short stories marking the 250th anniversary of William Blake's birth, each inspired by a quote from the great poet.

Written and read by Jack Shepherd.

A group of young boys in Leeds is inspired to prospect for bauxite, convinced by an older lad that the clay can be traded for real guns and ammunition.

By Jack Shepherd.

A group of young boys in Leeds is inspired to prospect for bauxite.

Five enchanting short stories by American writer Gina Ochsner, about people who feel that their lives are loose skins they've not quite grown into and which perhaps won't ever fit.

3/5.

How One Carries Another

A grieving family experiences strange comings and goings by a ghost named Niels.

Read by Bill Hope.

AR03Waiting For The 'elicopter *2007112820060531
20090719 (R4)

Short stories marking the 250th anniversary of William Blake's birth, each inspired by a quote from the great poet.

Written and read by Jack Shepherd.

A group of young boys in Leeds is inspired to prospect for bauxite, convinced by an older lad that the clay can be traded for real guns and ammunition.

By Jack Shepherd.

A group of young boys in Leeds is inspired to prospect for bauxite.

Five enchanting short stories by American writer Gina Ochsner, about people who feel that their lives are loose skins they've not quite grown into and which perhaps won't ever fit.

3/5.

How One Carries Another

A grieving family experiences strange comings and goings by a ghost named Niels.

Read by Bill Hope.

AR04Jerusalem *2006060720071129
20090726 (R4)

Morris and his wife visit the Holy City, but it is back home on Hampstead Heath that Morris really begins to experience Jerusalem.

By Neil Gaiman, read by Alexander Morton

AR04Jerusalem *2006060720071129
20090726 (R4)

Morris and his wife visit the Holy City, but it is back home on Hampstead Heath that Morris really begins to experience Jerusalem.

By Neil Gaiman, read by Alexander Morton

AR05 LASTMay Malone *2007113020071206
20090802 (R4)

There are stories that May keeps a monster in her house.

Young Norman Trench becomes fascinated by the noises he hears with his ear pressed to May's back wall.

Fascination gives way to fear as she invites him in to see her monster.

By David Almond, read by Alun Armstrong and inspired by Blake's The Marriage of Heaven

and Hell.

By David Almond.

There are stories that May keeps a monster.

Young Norman is fascinated.

Read by Alun Armstrong.

AR05 LASTMay Malone *2007113020071206
20090802 (R4)

There are stories that May keeps a monster in her house.

Young Norman Trench becomes fascinated by the noises he hears with his ear pressed to May's back wall.

Fascination gives way to fear as she invites him in to see her monster.

By David Almond, read by Alun Armstrong and inspired by Blake's The Marriage of Heaven

and Hell.

By David Almond.

There are stories that May keeps a monster.

Young Norman is fascinated.

Read by Alun Armstrong.