Pantoland, that magical place where dreams come true with the help of a sprinkling of fairy dust, a wave of a wand and the odd "Open Sesame".
It's all fantasy, dreams and make-believe.
Or is it?
Join Jack Trott on his seasonal adventure through pantoland with a twist, all the magical devices he finds could soon emerge from the world's laboratories.
Shoes that know whose feet they fit; magic carpet ripples helping aircraft fly more efficiently; beanstalks with super strong stems borrowed from forest creepers and all-knowing genies that emerge when you give your smart phone a secret rub.
"Oh no they don't!" you say.
Well, actually, it's "Oh yes they do!" and maybe sooner than you think.
Listen in for a journey like no other - panto meets patent; fantasy meets future; sesame meets science.
Listen and wonder what might be lurking under your Christmas tree.
Dramatised scenes written by John Peacock
Jack - Tom Glenister
Wily Old Man/Charming/The Queen/Hansel/George - Roger May
Dame Trott/Dyspesia/PR Man/Widow Twanky/foot fitter - Sam Dale
Giant/Dandini/Saucy Girl/Genie - Keith Drinkel
Fairy Godmother/Alopecia - Jane Whittenshaw
Cinderella/Aladdin/Gretel - Sara Markland
Presenter: Dr Sharon Ann Holgate
Producer: Toby Murcott
Director: Celia de Wolff
A Pier Production for BBC Radio 4.
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