Fingers In The Sparkle Jar By Chris Packham

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20210316 (BBC7)
Chris Packham is a naturalist, nature photographer and author, best known for his television work. But in his lyrical and painfully honest memoir, he reveals the life-events which would eventually shape him and change him forever.

Chris brings to life his childhood in the 1970s, from his bedroom bursting with birds’ eggs and jam jars, to his feral adventures. But throughout his story is the search for freedom, meaning and acceptance in a world that didn’t understand him.

Chris begins his recollections as an introverted, unusual young boy, isolated by his obsessions and a loner at school.

This unconventional and uncompromising memoir moves back and forth through time, capturing a child’s view of the 60s and 70s – the music, the clothes, the cars – alongside recent, more exposing recollections from adulthood.

Read by Chris Packham and Rachel Atkins

Abridged by Jo Coombs
Producer: Pippa Vaughan

A Loftus Media production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in May 2016.

Chris Packham's painfully honest memoir evokes his obsessive, lonely schooldays.

Broadcaster and naturalist Chris Packham's painfully honest memoir.

022016051020210316 (BBC7)
20210317 (BBC7)
Chris Packham continues to remember his difficult childhood, discovers the taste of tadpoles and encounters some bullies.

Chris is a naturalist, nature photographer and author, best known for his BBC TV work. But in this lyrical and emotionally honest memoir, he reveals the life-events which would eventually shape and change him forever.

Chris brings to life his childhood in the 1970s, moving back and forth through time, to capture recent, more exposing recollections from adulthood.

Read by Chris Packham and Rachel Atkins.

Abridged by Jo Coombs
Producer: Pippa Vaughan

A Loftus Media production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in May 2016.

Chris Packham remembers his difficult childhood \u2013 and discovers the taste of tadpoles.

Broadcaster and naturalist Chris Packham's painfully honest memoir.

032016051120210317 (BBC7)
20210318 (BBC7)
Chris Packham decides that animals are easier to trust than people.

He makes a nocturnal escape through his bedroom window, finds treasure up a tree and falls in love.

Chris is a naturalist, nature photographer and author, best known for his BBC TV work. But in this lyrical and emotionally honest memoir, he reveals the life-events which would eventually shape him, and change him forever.

Chris brings to life his childhood in the 1970s, moving back and forth through time, to capture recent, more exposing recollections from adulthood.

Read by Chris Packham and Rachel Atkins.

Abridged by Jo Coombs
Producer: Pippa Vaughan

A Loftus Media production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in May 2016.

Chris Packham decides to trust animals rather than people \u2013 and makes a nocturnal escape.

Broadcaster and naturalist Chris Packham's painfully honest memoir.

042016051220210318 (BBC7)
20210319 (BBC7)
Chris Packham takes a kestrel from its nest, forming an all-consuming friendship which will eventually teach him hard lessons about love and loss.

Chris is a naturalist, nature photographer and author, best known for his BBC TV work. But in this lyrical and emotionally honest memoir, he reveals the life-events which would eventually shape him, and change him forever.

Chris brings to life his childhood in the 1970s, moving back and forth through time, to capture recent, more exposing recollections from adulthood.

Read by Chris Packham and Rachel Atkins.

Abridged by Jo Coombs
Producer: Pippa Vaughan

A Loftus Media production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in May 2016.

Chris Packham takes a kestrel from its nest, changing his life forever.

Broadcaster and naturalist Chris Packham's painfully honest memoir.

052016051320210319 (BBC7)
20210320 (BBC7)
Chris Packham concludes his painfully honest memoir. He is a confirmed outsider - almost overwhelmed – but determined to do things his way, on his terms.

Chris is a naturalist, nature photographer and author, best known for his BBC TV work.

Chris brings to life his childhood in the 1970s, moving back and forth through time, to capture recent, more exposing recollections from adulthood.

Read by Chris Packham and Rachel Atkins.

Abridged by Jo Coombs
Producer: Pippa Vaughan

A Loftus Media production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in May 2016.

Chris Packham concludes his memoir. He's on the edge, but determined to do things his way.

Broadcaster and naturalist Chris Packham's painfully honest memoir.