Circus Bears



Mixing folk tale with fantasy, and history with myth, Booker-nominated writer Mick Jackson explores some little-known chapters in England's past.

Today's story remembers the Circus Bears of Bristol and the day they revolted.

Adapted from his collection 'Bears Of England'.

Reader: Ian Holm

Music by Lorraine Bowen.

Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk Production for BBC Radio 4.

Ian Holm reads Mick Jackson's mythical tale about the day the Circus Bears rebelled.