The Shapes Of Things - Bb Remembered

Kate Best looks back at the life and work of 'B.B.' - the pen-name of the writer and illustrator Denys Wakins-Pitchford.

Best known for his children's books which include a much-loved classic, The Little Grey Men, B.B.

also wrote prolifically about the countryside, documenting the wildlife which was his lifelong obsession.

Kate Best visits some of his Northamptonshire haunts and talks to those who knew him - and fans including Ian Mcmillan and Philip Ardagh explain his lasting appeal.

With readings by Sir Derek Jacobi.

Producer: Thomas Morris.

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Kate Best looks back at the life and work of 'B.B.' - the pen-name of the writer and illustrator Denys Wakins-Pitchford.

Best known for his children's books which include a much-loved classic, The Little Grey Men, B.B.

also wrote prolifically about the countryside, documenting the wildlife which was his lifelong obsession.

Kate Best visits some of his Northamptonshire haunts and talks to those who knew him - and fans including Ian Mcmillan and Philip Ardagh explain his lasting appeal.

With readings by Sir Derek Jacobi.

Producer: Thomas Morris.