Junior Science

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01Back To School20111111

To coincide with the broadcast of 'Junior Science', Mick Jackson is taking up a year-long post as writer-in residence at The Science Museum in London.

In these three specially-commissioned stories, children become involved in science with strange and unsettling results.

In Back To School, young Robert Thornber discovers strange goings-on in the Science Block when he accidentally goes back to school a day early. He is soon forced to run for his life.

Mick Jackson is a Booker-nominated author and screenwriter. His first novel, The Underground Man, was shortlisted for The Booker Prize, The Whitbread First Novel Award and won The Royal Society of Authors' First Novel Award. He has published three novels and two illustrated collections of stories including Spirit Bears, Circus Bears and Sewer Bears which were produced by Sweet Talk for BBC Radio 4.

Mick also writes screenplays and has directed documentaries. One of his short stories,The Pearce Sisters, was adapted by Aardman Animation and won more than twenty prizes at international film festivals, including a BAFTA for Best Short Animation.

Mick lives in Brighton with his family.

Written by Mick Jackson. Read by David Holt.

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

By Mick Jackson. Young Robert Thornber discovers strange goings-on in the Science Block.

01Back To School2011111120130526

By Mick Jackson. Young Robert Thornber discovers strange goings-on in the science block.

To coincide with the broadcast of 'Junior Science', Mick Jackson is taking up a year-long post as writer-in residence at The Science Museum in London.

In these three specially-commissioned stories, children become involved in science with strange and unsettling results.

In Back To School, young Robert Thornber discovers strange goings-on in the Science Block when he accidentally goes back to school a day early. He is soon forced to run for his life.

Mick Jackson is a Booker-nominated author and screenwriter. His first novel, The Underground Man, was shortlisted for The Booker Prize, The Whitbread First Novel Award and won The Royal Society of Authors' First Novel Award. He has published three novels and two illustrated collections of stories including Spirit Bears, Circus Bears and Sewer Bears which were produced by Sweet Talk for BBC Radio 4.

Mick also writes screenplays and has directed documentaries. One of his short stories,The Pearce Sisters, was adapted by Aardman Animation and won more than twenty prizes at international film festivals, including a BAFTA for Best Short Animation.

Mick lives in Brighton with his family.

Written by Mick Jackson. Read by David Holt.

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

In Back To School, young Robert Thornber discovers strange goings-on in the Science Block when he accidentally goes back to school a day early.

He is soon forced to run for his life.

Mick Jackson is a Booker-nominated author and screenwriter.

His first novel, The Underground Man, was shortlisted for The Booker Prize, The Whitbread First Novel Award and won The Royal Society of Authors' First Novel Award.

He has published three novels and two illustrated collections of stories including Spirit Bears, Circus Bears and Sewer Bears which were produced by Sweet Talk for BBC Radio 4.

Mick also writes screenplays and has directed documentaries.

One of his short stories,The Pearce Sisters, was adapted by Aardman Animation and won more than twenty prizes at international film festivals, including a BAFTA for Best Short Animation.

Written by Mick Jackson.

Read by David Holt.

By Mick Jackson.

Young Robert Thornber discovers strange goings-on in the Science Block.

01Back To School2011111120130526

To coincide with the broadcast of 'Junior Science', Mick Jackson is taking up a year-long post as writer-in residence at The Science Museum in London.

In these three specially-commissioned stories, children become involved in science with strange and unsettling results.

In Back To School, young Robert Thornber discovers strange goings-on in the Science Block when he accidentally goes back to school a day early. He is soon forced to run for his life.

Mick Jackson is a Booker-nominated author and screenwriter. His first novel, The Underground Man, was shortlisted for The Booker Prize, The Whitbread First Novel Award and won The Royal Society of Authors' First Novel Award. He has published three novels and two illustrated collections of stories including Spirit Bears, Circus Bears and Sewer Bears which were produced by Sweet Talk for BBC Radio 4.

Mick also writes screenplays and has directed documentaries. One of his short stories,The Pearce Sisters, was adapted by Aardman Animation and won more than twenty prizes at international film festivals, including a BAFTA for Best Short Animation.

Mick lives in Brighton with his family.

Written by Mick Jackson. Read by David Holt.

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

By Mick Jackson. Young Robert Thornber discovers strange goings-on in the science block.

To coincide with the broadcast of 'Junior Science', Mick Jackson is taking up a year-long post as writer-in residence at The Science Museum in London.

In these three specially-commissioned stories, children become involved in science with strange and unsettling results.

In Back To School, young Robert Thornber discovers strange goings-on in the Science Block when he accidentally goes back to school a day early.

He is soon forced to run for his life.

Mick Jackson is a Booker-nominated author and screenwriter.

His first novel, The Underground Man, was shortlisted for The Booker Prize, The Whitbread First Novel Award and won The Royal Society of Authors' First Novel Award.

He has published three novels and two illustrated collections of stories including Spirit Bears, Circus Bears and Sewer Bears which were produced by Sweet Talk for BBC Radio 4.

Mick also writes screenplays and has directed documentaries.

One of his short stories,The Pearce Sisters, was adapted by Aardman Animation and won more than twenty prizes at international film festivals, including a BAFTA for Best Short Animation.

Mick lives in Brighton with his family.

Written by Mick Jackson.

Read by David Holt.

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

By Mick Jackson.

Young Robert Thornber discovers strange goings-on in the Science Block.

02The Answering Machine20111118

To coincide with the broadcast of 'Junior Science', Mick Jackson is taking up a year-long post as writer-in residence at The Science Museum in London.

In these three specially-commissioned stories, children become involved in science with strange and unsettling results.

In 'The Answering Machine', the narrator remembers his father buying an early version of an answering machine. The machine changes the lives of his family in a chilling and unexpected way.

Mick Jackson is a Booker-nominated author and screenwriter. His first novel, The Underground Man, was shortlisted for The Booker Prize, The Whitbread First Novel Award and won The Royal Society of Authors' First Novel Award. He has published three novels and two illustrated collections of stories including Spirit Bears, Circus Bears and Sewer Bears which were produced by Sweet Talk for BBC Radio 4.

Mick also writes screenplays and has directed documentaries. One of his short stories,The Pearce Sisters, was adapted by Aardman Animation and won more than twenty prizes at international film festivals, including a BAFTA for Best Short Animation.

Mick lives in Brighton with his family.

Written by Mick Jackson

Read by David Holt

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

A boy's father buys a second-hand answering machine, with chilling consequences.

02The Answering Machine2011111820130602

A boy's father buys an early version of an answering machine, with chilling consequences.

To coincide with the broadcast of 'Junior Science', Mick Jackson is taking up a year-long post as writer-in residence at The Science Museum in London.

In these three specially-commissioned stories, children become involved in science with strange and unsettling results.

In 'The Answering Machine', the narrator remembers his father buying an early version of an answering machine. The machine changes the lives of his family in a chilling and unexpected way.

Mick Jackson is a Booker-nominated author and screenwriter. His first novel, The Underground Man, was shortlisted for The Booker Prize, The Whitbread First Novel Award and won The Royal Society of Authors' First Novel Award. He has published three novels and two illustrated collections of stories including Spirit Bears, Circus Bears and Sewer Bears which were produced by Sweet Talk for BBC Radio 4.

Mick also writes screenplays and has directed documentaries. One of his short stories,The Pearce Sisters, was adapted by Aardman Animation and won more than twenty prizes at international film festivals, including a BAFTA for Best Short Animation.

Mick lives in Brighton with his family.

Written by Mick Jackson

Read by David Holt

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

In 'The Answering Machine', the narrator remembers his father buying an early version of an answering machine.

The machine changes the lives of his family in a chilling and unexpected way.

Mick Jackson is a Booker-nominated author and screenwriter.

His first novel, The Underground Man, was shortlisted for The Booker Prize, The Whitbread First Novel Award and won The Royal Society of Authors' First Novel Award.

He has published three novels and two illustrated collections of stories including Spirit Bears, Circus Bears and Sewer Bears which were produced by Sweet Talk for BBC Radio 4.

Mick also writes screenplays and has directed documentaries.

One of his short stories,The Pearce Sisters, was adapted by Aardman Animation and won more than twenty prizes at international film festivals, including a BAFTA for Best Short Animation.

A boy's father buys a second-hand answering machine, with chilling consequences.

02The Answering Machine2011111820130602

To coincide with the broadcast of 'Junior Science', Mick Jackson is taking up a year-long post as writer-in residence at The Science Museum in London.

In these three specially-commissioned stories, children become involved in science with strange and unsettling results.

In 'The Answering Machine', the narrator remembers his father buying an early version of an answering machine. The machine changes the lives of his family in a chilling and unexpected way.

Mick Jackson is a Booker-nominated author and screenwriter. His first novel, The Underground Man, was shortlisted for The Booker Prize, The Whitbread First Novel Award and won The Royal Society of Authors' First Novel Award. He has published three novels and two illustrated collections of stories including Spirit Bears, Circus Bears and Sewer Bears which were produced by Sweet Talk for BBC Radio 4.

Mick also writes screenplays and has directed documentaries. One of his short stories,The Pearce Sisters, was adapted by Aardman Animation and won more than twenty prizes at international film festivals, including a BAFTA for Best Short Animation.

Mick lives in Brighton with his family.

Written by Mick Jackson

Read by David Holt

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

A boy's father buys an early version of an answering machine, with chilling consequences.

To coincide with the broadcast of 'Junior Science', Mick Jackson is taking up a year-long post as writer-in residence at The Science Museum in London.

In these three specially-commissioned stories, children become involved in science with strange and unsettling results.

In 'The Answering Machine', the narrator remembers his father buying an early version of an answering machine.

The machine changes the lives of his family in a chilling and unexpected way.

Mick Jackson is a Booker-nominated author and screenwriter.

His first novel, The Underground Man, was shortlisted for The Booker Prize, The Whitbread First Novel Award and won The Royal Society of Authors' First Novel Award.

He has published three novels and two illustrated collections of stories including Spirit Bears, Circus Bears and Sewer Bears which were produced by Sweet Talk for BBC Radio 4.

Mick also writes screenplays and has directed documentaries.

One of his short stories,The Pearce Sisters, was adapted by Aardman Animation and won more than twenty prizes at international film festivals, including a BAFTA for Best Short Animation.

Mick lives in Brighton with his family.

Written by Mick Jackson

Read by David Holt

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

A boy's father buys a second-hand answering machine, with chilling consequences.

03 LASTZero Gravity20111125

To coincide with the broadcast of 'Junior Science', Mick Jackson is taking up a year-long post as writer-in residence at The Science Museum in London.

In these three specially-commissioned stories, children become involved in science with strange and unsettling results.

In 'Zero Gravity', Daniel Taylor throws a ball into the air, with unexpected results. He is soon able to carry out the ultimate experiment in gravity and explores his home town in a way he never has before.

Mick Jackson is a Booker-nominated author and screenwriter. His first novel, The Underground Man, was shortlisted for The Booker Prize, The Whitbread First Novel Award and won The Royal Society of Authors' First Novel Award. He has published three novels and two illustrated collections of stories including Spirit Bears, Circus Bears and Sewer Bears which were produced by Sweet Talk for BBC Radio 4.

Mick also writes screenplays and has directed documentaries. One of his short stories,The Pearce Sisters, was adapted by Aardman Animation and won more than twenty prizes at international film festivals, including a BAFTA for Best Short Animation.

Mick lives in Brighton with his family.

Written by Mick Jackson

Reader: David Holt

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

Daniel Taylor throws a ball into the air, with unexpected results. By Mick Jackson.

03 LASTZero Gravity2011112520130609

Daniel Taylor throws a ball into the air, with unexpected results. By Mick Jackson.

To coincide with the broadcast of 'Junior Science', Mick Jackson is taking up a year-long post as writer-in residence at The Science Museum in London.

In these three specially-commissioned stories, children become involved in science with strange and unsettling results.

In 'Zero Gravity', Daniel Taylor throws a ball into the air, with unexpected results. He is soon able to carry out the ultimate experiment in gravity and explores his home town in a way he never has before.

Mick Jackson is a Booker-nominated author and screenwriter. His first novel, The Underground Man, was shortlisted for The Booker Prize, The Whitbread First Novel Award and won The Royal Society of Authors' First Novel Award. He has published three novels and two illustrated collections of stories including Spirit Bears, Circus Bears and Sewer Bears which were produced by Sweet Talk for BBC Radio 4.

Mick also writes screenplays and has directed documentaries. One of his short stories,The Pearce Sisters, was adapted by Aardman Animation and won more than twenty prizes at international film festivals, including a BAFTA for Best Short Animation.

Mick lives in Brighton with his family.

Written by Mick Jackson

Reader: David Holt

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

In 'Zero Gravity', Daniel Taylor throws a ball into the air, with unexpected results.

He is soon able to carry out the ultimate experiment in gravity and explores his home town in a way he never has before.

Mick Jackson is a Booker-nominated author and screenwriter.

His first novel, The Underground Man, was shortlisted for The Booker Prize, The Whitbread First Novel Award and won The Royal Society of Authors' First Novel Award.

He has published three novels and two illustrated collections of stories including Spirit Bears, Circus Bears and Sewer Bears which were produced by Sweet Talk for BBC Radio 4.

Mick also writes screenplays and has directed documentaries.

One of his short stories,The Pearce Sisters, was adapted by Aardman Animation and won more than twenty prizes at international film festivals, including a BAFTA for Best Short Animation.

Daniel Taylor throws a ball into the air, with unexpected results.

By Mick Jackson.

03 LASTZero Gravity2011112520130609

To coincide with the broadcast of 'Junior Science', Mick Jackson is taking up a year-long post as writer-in residence at The Science Museum in London.

In these three specially-commissioned stories, children become involved in science with strange and unsettling results.

In 'Zero Gravity', Daniel Taylor throws a ball into the air, with unexpected results. He is soon able to carry out the ultimate experiment in gravity and explores his home town in a way he never has before.

Mick Jackson is a Booker-nominated author and screenwriter. His first novel, The Underground Man, was shortlisted for The Booker Prize, The Whitbread First Novel Award and won The Royal Society of Authors' First Novel Award. He has published three novels and two illustrated collections of stories including Spirit Bears, Circus Bears and Sewer Bears which were produced by Sweet Talk for BBC Radio 4.

Mick also writes screenplays and has directed documentaries. One of his short stories,The Pearce Sisters, was adapted by Aardman Animation and won more than twenty prizes at international film festivals, including a BAFTA for Best Short Animation.

Mick lives in Brighton with his family.

Written by Mick Jackson

Reader: David Holt

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

Daniel Taylor throws a ball into the air, with unexpected results. By Mick Jackson.

To coincide with the broadcast of 'Junior Science', Mick Jackson is taking up a year-long post as writer-in residence at The Science Museum in London.

In these three specially-commissioned stories, children become involved in science with strange and unsettling results.

In 'Zero Gravity', Daniel Taylor throws a ball into the air, with unexpected results.

He is soon able to carry out the ultimate experiment in gravity and explores his home town in a way he never has before.

Mick Jackson is a Booker-nominated author and screenwriter.

His first novel, The Underground Man, was shortlisted for The Booker Prize, The Whitbread First Novel Award and won The Royal Society of Authors' First Novel Award.

He has published three novels and two illustrated collections of stories including Spirit Bears, Circus Bears and Sewer Bears which were produced by Sweet Talk for BBC Radio 4.

Mick also writes screenplays and has directed documentaries.

One of his short stories,The Pearce Sisters, was adapted by Aardman Animation and won more than twenty prizes at international film festivals, including a BAFTA for Best Short Animation.

Mick lives in Brighton with his family.

Written by Mick Jackson

Reader: David Holt

Producer: Rosalynd Ward

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

Daniel Taylor throws a ball into the air, with unexpected results.

By Mick Jackson.