Nursery Notions

Five programmes about nursery rhymes.

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Episodes

EpisodeTitleFirst
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01Humpty Dumpty19971222

This riddle and rhyme about an egg has many European cousins.

David Holt reads the conjectures of Victorian scholars, with music from Vivien Ellis (singer) and George Weignand (guitar).

02Little Jack Horner19971223

Victorian scholars reveal there is more to Master Horner than an aversion to Christmas pie.

With readings from David Holt and music from Tim Laycock (singer) and George Weignand (guitar).

03Hey Diddle Diddle19971224

The best-known nonsense verse in the language has had a considerable amount of nonsense written about it,' according to one Victorian writer.

David Holt explores, with music from Vivien Ellis (singer) and George Weignand (guitar).

04Hush-a-bye Baby19971225

Ancient Dutch reveals the true meaning of this rhyme from the nursery.

David Holt explores, with music from Vivien Ellis (singer) and George Weignand (lute).

05 LASTDing-dong Bell19971226

The nursery tale of Tommy Linn and his cat, read by David Holt.

With music by Vivien Ellis (singer) and the Broadside Band.