The Friday Serial

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The Friday Serial
BBC Schools Radio
Company:BBC
First run:
23rd September
1988

-
9th June
1989

Repeated until
29th June
1990

(2 school years)
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Episodes:16 episodes
Duration:20 minutes
Subject:English
Audience:Age 5-7, Age 7-9, Age 9-11, Age 11-13
Language:In English
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Contents

  • readings of children's stories hoping to encourage interest in reading
  • beginning with infants' stories in the autumn term and progressing to teenagers in the summer
  • despite the title not all stories were serialised, the infants' programmes often had two short stories in each episode, and the summer term programmes for teenagers had one complete short story in each episode
  • stories told were the Little Tim stories by E Ardizzone, Treehorn stories by Florence Parry Heide, Harry's Mad by Dick KIng-Smith, Eric the Viking by Terry Jones, Boy by Roald Dahl, Under Goliath by Peter Carter, Gowie Corbie Plays Chicken by Gene Kemp, First Term at Trebizon by Anne Digby, A Rag and Bone and a Hank of Hair by Nicholas Fisk, I Know What You Did Last Summer by Lois Duncan, and My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy
  • replaced by The Friday Story
  • Eric the Viking and Boy were repeated for block recording in June 1990, under the title The Friday Story


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