The Magic Faraway Tree

Episodes

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01Rick Comes To Stay20121224

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.

Episode 1 of 2: Rick Comes to Stay

Cast:

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 Forester

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.

02 LASTUp The Tree Again20121231

Wisha, wisha, wisha.

Playfulness, soundscape and oddity above the rustling leaves of Enid 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.

Episode 2 of 2: Up The Tree Again

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

Mr Changeabout....Wayne Forester

Additional voices: Joanna Hall and 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.