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Barney Harwood joins the commemorations of the anniversary of The Battle of Trafalgar, as he visits HMS Victory in Portsmouth and hears all about the famous battle.

The children's magazine greets the New Year with guest presenter David McFetridge presiding over a New Year Quiz. Two teams battle it out with rounds including music, sport, food and literature.

Barney Harwood presents a special edition of the show to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Guy Fawkes and his gang's ill-fated attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Plus the next part of The Chinese Cinderella - The Secret Dragon Society, by Adeline Yen Mah.

Barney Harwood meets the author Pete Johnson who talks about his new book Trust Me I'm a Troublemaker which gives tips on everything from how to deal with the school nerd to meeting your dad's new girlfriend.

Also on the programme, Fran and Ania explore the history of Midsummer's Eve and reveal how in Sweden it's one of the most important celebrations of the year.

Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine programme with a lively mix of music and drama, comedy and competitions. And its the penultimate part of the story Harvey Angell by Diana Hendry.

Barney Harwood presents the popular children's magazine programme with a lively mix of festive fun, music and drama, comedy and competitions.

Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome. Featuring authors Jacqueline Wilson, Lemony Snicket and Lauren Child.

The children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome. Featuring competitions, interviews, interactive discussions and a story. Hosted by David McFetridge.

Go4It goes back to school this week, as guest presenter David McFetridge goes on a visit to The British Schools Museum in Hertfordshire. There, he gets a taste of classroom life for previous generations of children, and learns how to pay attention in class to avoid those dreaded lines.

This week, Barney's going back in time to a Victorian School in the East End and you can hear one of Terry Deary's Horrible Histories, The Vile Victorians.

In this programme, it's the next exciting part of Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver.

Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome. Plus episode five of The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot.

Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome. Featuring competitions, interviews, interactive discussions and a story.

Barney Harwood flushes another record away in Dump the Disc and gives listeners the opportunity to win a GFI goodie bag in the latest competition. Also, there's more drama in Wolf Brother.

20070527The children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome. Author Philip Reeve tells Barney Harwood how the legends of King Arthur could have been invented.
20081130 Kirsten O'Brien learns how to crack a joke with lessons from a stand-up comedy teacher.

Children's magazine. Kirsten O'Brien and the team learn how to crack a joke with lessons from a stand-up comedy teacher and a successful 13-year-old comedian. They also find out what makes a book funny with a trip to the Roald Dahl Funny Prize awards ceremony.

Kirsten O'Brien learns how to crack a joke with lessons from a stand-up comedy teacher.

20040418Go4It, Radio 4's only children's programme, presented by Barney Harwood.

Barney explores everything from pop music to inventions from bubble gum to Astronomy, from football to ancient Rome. There are competitions, interviews, features and discussions with loads of interactivity on the website. Plus, there's the fifth episode of the exclusive story to Go4It called Whump! written by Susie Day and read by Rob Brydon.

20040509Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine that explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome. Featuring competitions, interviews, interactive discussions and a story.
20040516Radio 4's only children's programme, presented by Barney Harwood.

Barney explores everything from pop music to inventions from bubble gum to Astronomy, from football to ancient Rome. The winner will be announced for the Ring My Bell competition, and there's the third episode of the story The Snow Spider by Jenny Nimmo, read by Dylan Williams.

20040606Another bumper edition of Go4It reports and competitions with Barney Harwood.

It's the sixth part of our story The Snow Spider by Jenny Nimmo and read by Dylan Williams, and joining Barney in the studio this week is author Giles Andreae to talk about his new book Luke Lancelot and The Goldenshield.

20040613Another bumper edition of Go4It reports and competitions with Barney Harwood.

Barney visits a local school on the isle of Guernsey this week. There will be competitions, interviews and the final episode of the story 'The Snow Spider' written by Jenny Nimmo and read by Dylan Williams.

Make sure you tune in to one of the coolest, funniest and most entertaining kids programmes around.

20040627Barney takes poetic inspiration from the water side of Belfast Lough In the company of poet Adrian Rice. The Boys from Blue will be in the house. And it's part two of The Girl From The Sea written by James Aldridge and read by Paul Ready.
20040704This week on Go4It Barney finds out what life was like in a Victorian Operating Theatre. The Old Operating Theatre is hidden in the roof of a church and houses Britain's only surviving 19th century operating theatre.

And you can hear the third episode from our story, The Girl From the Sea by James Aldridge, read by Paul Ready.

20040725Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome. Including episode six of our story, The Girl From the Sea by James Aldridge.
20040801This week Barney's off to one of the warmest place in the UK - the Scilly Isles. And you can hear the seventh episode of our story, The Girl From the Sea by James Alridge.
20040815This week on Go4It, Barney's off to RAF Lyneham and there's a new story, 'The Princess Diaries' by Meg Cabot and read by Theresa Gallagher.
20040822This week, Barney's off to a party at The London Mela - which celebrates South Asian Culture. There'll be dancing, singing and spicy cuisine and the second episode of the story, 'The Princess Diaries' by Meg Cabot and read by Theresa Gallagher.
20040905David McFetridge finds out more about one of the exhilarating sport of mountain biking. Plus, catch up with the forth part of 'The Princess Diaries' by Meg Cabot and read by Teresa Gallagher.
20040912Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome. Plus episode five of The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot.
20040919Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome. Plus episode six of The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot.
20041003This week, Barney's going back in time to a Victorian School in the East End and you can hear one of Terry Deary's Horrible Histories, The Vile Victorians.
20041010Did you know that lions, hippos and hyenas used to roam Londons Trafalgar Square - 120,000 years ago when hot Savannah replaced the Ice Age. Those are just some of the things you can find out about when Barney Harwood talks to Alan Titchmarsh about his new series. And Jacquleine Wilson reveals what she really gets up to when she's meant to be writing books when she allows Go4it to follow her about for the day. Our story is from The Terrible Tudors by Terry Deary.
20041017Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome. Plus, you can hear this weeks story which is part of the Horrible Histories by Terry Deary.
20041024Barney heads off to the Isle of Mull for a Go4It on the road special. So join Barney for a fun packed programme full of reports, stories and competitions.
20041031This week on Go4It, Barney's off to Leicester to celebrate Divali. Our story is The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde read by Joseph Fiennes.
20041107Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine. Caroline Williams looks for rare and endangered plants at the Eden Project in Cornwall. Plus, a short story by Paul Jennings.
20041114Go4It's off to Ypres with the Children's Laureate, Michael Morpurgo, to commemorate Remembrance Sunday. Barney will be visiting the scene of the Christmas Truce and a little village where soldiers went to eat egg and chips away from the front line.
20041121This week on Go4It David McFetridge's off to join a Gospel Choir. And you can find out more about a fantastic story competition which is being judged by the author Jacqueline Wilson.
20041128This week on Go4It - Barney gets behind the wheel to make some Scottish pottery. So join Barney for a fun packed programme bursting full of reports, stories and competitions.
20041205This week on Go4It, Barney gets behind the wheel to make some Scottish pottery. So join Barney for a fun packed programme bursting full of reports, stories and competitions.
20050102Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome. Featuring competitions, interviews, interactive discussions and a story.
20050109From the history of toothpaste to Eminem, from Charles Dickens to Jacqueline Wilson, from tiddlywinks to donkey wrestling, from square roots to parsnips, across the UK and around the World, Go4it is here, there and everywhere.
20050116Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome. Featuring competitions, interviews, interactive discussions and a story.

This week Barney chats to agony aunt and author Cathy Cassidy. Plus, we hear about the Terrible Tudors in another Horrible History story by Terry Deary and there'll be plenty of Barney's bad jokes!

20050123Get your boots on and join Barney out and about as he visits a wild bird reserve in West Sussex. Plus, we hear about the Vile Victorians in another Horrible History story by Terry Deary.
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20050213Barney Harwood visits Steam Mills Primary School in Gloucestershire's Forest of Dean and hears about the school's special relationship with its twin Maleira School in rural Kenya.
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20050227Barney Harwood learns all about playing the Ukulele with members of the British Ukulele Orchestra.
20050306Go4It heads for the bright lights of Brighton this week to visit the new Jubilee Library in celebration of World Book Day.
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20050403The exciting drama Fergus Crane, by Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell, continues. Fergus has a visit from a magical flying horse and after some hesitation decides to get on board.

Barney Harwood meets writer Cat Weatherill. She talks about the unusual story surrounding the publication of her first novel Barkbelly and how children from a Welsh writing squad assisted her in the writing and editing process.

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20050424Barney Harwood puts on his football kit and heads off to Chelsea Football Club. He also speaks to Anthony Horowitz about his new novel, Ark Angel.
20050501Barney Harwood meets the musician who has set the times tables to music including soul, Bhangra and rap. Will it make them any easier to learn? Also, don't miss the last instalment of Fergus Crane.
20050508Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine. This programme celebrates the bicentenary of the birth of Hans Christian Andersen with the story of The Emperor's New Clothes.
20050515Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine. He meets a 12-year-old girl who helps to care for her father, who is suffering from Multiple Sclerosis.
20050529Go4It dusts down its rucksack and puts on its travelling boots this week to meet the youngsters who've helped compile a travel guide for children.
20050605Barney Harwood speaks to the new Children's Laureate and finds out what the role will mean for children.
20050612Barney Harwood visits the historic Portsmouth Dockyard, home of the Royal Navy.

He takes a trip around the magnificent ship The Mary Rose and the fascinating Mary Rose Museum. He also gets to try out Action Stations, an interactive feature on the modern day navy.

20050619Barney Harwood meets the author Pete Johnson who talks about his new book Trust Me I'm a Troublemaker which gives tips on everything from how to deal with the school nerd to meeting your dad's new girlfriend.

Also on the programme, Fran and Ania explore the history of Midsummer's Eve and reveal how in Sweden it's one of the most important celebrations of the year.

20050626Barney Harwood dons African attire in celebration of Africa Day. There's music from the South African Children's Choir, and poetry, drumming and performance reflecting Africa's rich cultural heritage.
20050703David McFetridge presents the popular children's magazine programme with the usual mix of comedy, capers and competitions.
20050710Barney Harwood meets a group of youngsters who have been shadowing the judging process for this years Carnegie medal for children.
20050717Barney Harwood speaks to Josephine Poole and Angela Barrett, author and illustrator respectively of a new book on Anne Frank, published to coincide with the recent Anne Frank Day.
20050724Find out how to set up your own book club. Barney Harwood speaks to author Rhian Tracey for some top tips on reading and reviewing and hears about the fun and friendships the can create.
20050731Barney Harwood visits Warwick Castle to meet its first female knight. He also takes a tour round the castle and samples the full flavour of Medieval Britain.
20050807A nine year old girl has just become the first ever blind child to reach the British Regional Youth Climbing Series National Climbing Finals.

She tells Barney Harwood all about her challenge.

20050814Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome. He meets a young collector who talks about his passion for badges.
20050821Barney Harwood meets that master of modern myths, author Philip Ridley. Together they go on a tour of East London, the inspiration for many of his books, and discuss his magical new creation Zips Apollo.
20050828Barney Harwood meets the award-winning film director who's only twelve years old. He talks about his film Sticks and Stones which won the 2005 Tokyo Video Film Festival.
20050904It might be late summer in the UK, but a group of British and Arab children have recently been to much cooler climes. Two youngsters who took part in an Arctic challenge join Barney Harwood.
20050911Barney Harwood flushes another record away in Dump the Disc and gives listeners the opportunity to win a GFI goodie bag in the latest competition. Also, there's more drama in Wolf Brother.
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20050925Go4It goes back to school this week, as guest presenter David McFetridge goes on a visit to The British Schools Museum in Hertfordshire. There, he gets a taste of classroom life for previous generations of children, and learns how to pay attention in class to avoid those dreaded lines.
20051002In this programme, it's the next exciting part of Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver.
20051009Author Malcolm Rose joins Barney Harwood to talk about Roll Call - the latest in his series of books featuring 16 year-old forensic investigator Luke Harding. A former chemistry teacher, Malcolm will also be sharing an insight into the fascinating world of forensics and he'll be leaving a few clues of his own for you to decipher.
20051016Barney Harwood joins the commemorations of the anniversary of The Battle of Trafalgar, as he visits HMS Victory in Portsmouth and hears all about the famous battle.
20051023Barney Harwood visits the Merseyside Maritime Museum to commemorate Black History Month with a look at the transatlantic slave trade and its legacy.
20051030There's something spooky in the air for Halloween. Barney Harwood braves the Ghost Tower at Warwick Castle and learns all about the dreadful fate of one its previous owners.
20051106Barney Harwood presents a special edition of the show to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Guy Fawkes and his gang's ill-fated attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Plus the next part of The Chinese Cinderella - The Secret Dragon Society, by Adeline Yen Mah.
20051113Katherine Freeman visits the village of Kettlewell in the Yorkshire Dales which every year is taken over by an extraordinary selection of scarecrows.

Plus, it's the next fascinating part of The Chinese Cinderella - The Secret Dragon Society, by Adeline Yen Mah.

Presented by Barney Harwood.

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20051204Barney Harwood presents the mix of music and drama, comedy and competitions for children. Includes the final part of the story The Chinese Cinderella and the Secret Dragon Society.
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20051218David McFetridge guest presents the popular children's magazine programme with a lively mix of music and drama, comedy and competitions.
20051225Barney Harwood presents the popular children's magazine programme with a lively mix of festive fun, music and drama, comedy and competitions.
20060101The children's magazine greets the New Year with guest presenter David McFetridge presiding over a New Year Quiz. Two teams battle it out with rounds including music, sport, food and literature.
20060108David McFetridge presents the children's magazine programme. He speaks to Thomas Brezina, author of Who Can Crack the Leonardo Da Vinci Code?
20060115Go4It greets the New Year with gusto as David McFetridge guest presents the popular children's magazine programme with a lively mix of music and drama, comedy and competitions.
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20060205Barney Harwood presents the popular children's magazine programme with a lively mix of music and drama, comedy and competitions. Includes part three of Fiddlesticks, a story by Alan Fraser.
20060212Barney Harwood interviews British children who have recently visited their country of origin, including Morocco, Bulgaria and India. Plus, it's part four of Fiddlesticks, by Alan Fraser.
20060219Barney Harwood meets Claire Ellis who unravels the mystery of the Enigma Machine, used by the Germans during the Second World War to keep their communications secret.
20060226Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome. Featuring competitions, interviews, interactive discussions and a story.
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20060326A group of Manchester schoolchildren have their own music played on the Bridgewater Hall Organ, one of the greatest recital organs in Europe.
20060409Barney Harwood looks forward to all the best films out for Easter, with the help of Radio 1 and Big Toe movie man James King.
20060416Barney Harwood is out and about on Easter Sunday with a trip to The Wetlands Centre, Barnes. He meets wildlife presenter Nick Baker to discover fascinating things for children to do in spring.
20060423Jinx the Magical Cat is a children's book written by a group of girls from Oxford. They talk to Barney Harwood about the inspiration for their loveable creation.
20060430Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome. There's a new story, called Harvey Angell, by Diana Hendry.
20060507Barney Harwood speaks to the girl, 11, who gave the Home Secretary Charles Clarke a run for his money when she interviewed him on BBC Radio Norfolk recently.
20060514Barney Harwood presents the popular children's magazine programme with a lively mix of music and drama, comedy and competitions.
20060521Barney Harwood presents the popular children's magazine programme with a lively mix of music and drama, comedy and competitions. And the new story continues - Harvey Angell by Diana Hendry.
20060528Barney Harwood visits Zippo's Circus and, with the help of the teenage clown Bippo, meets some of the performers and animals to share in all the fun of the circus.
20060604Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine programme with a lively mix of music and drama, comedy and competitions. And its the penultimate part of the story Harvey Angell by Diana Hendry.
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20060612Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine programme from the Seven Stories Centre in Newcastle. He is joined by Brian Jacques, author of the Redwall series of adventures.
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20060702Barney Harwood presents the popular children's magazine programme with a lively mix of music and drama, comedy and competitions.
20060709Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome. Featuring competitions, interviews, interactive discussions and a story.
20060723Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome. There's plenty to keep the children entertained right through the summer holidays.
20060730Barney Harwood speaks to writer Anthony Horowitz to celebrate the launch of the Secret Agent Exhibition in Leeds about his literary teenage super-spy, Alex Rider. Plus, the story Kingdom of the Golden Dragon, by Isabel Allende, continues.
20060806Barney Harwood speaks to Lemony Snicket, aka Daniel Handler, about his popular series of books - A Series of Unfortunate Events. Plus there's the regular mix of jokes, competitions and music.
20060813Barney Harwood speaks to Elly Brewer, who has written for Tracy Beaker and will be giving a scriptwriting workshop on the programme.
20060820Barney Harwood meets former Hip-Hop DJ Mr Gee, who holds a poetry and rapping workshop.
20060827Barney Harwood speaks to Lauren St John, author of The White Giraffe - her debut novel about the bond between an English orphan and a young giraffe.
20060903Join Barney Harwood for the popular children's magazine programme, with a lively mix of music and drama, comedy and competitions.
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20060917Barney Harwood is joined by Ahmet Zappa to talk about his new book, The Monstrous Memoirs of Mighty Fearless.
20060924The children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome. Featuring competitions, interviews, interactive discussions and a story. Hosted by David McFetridge.
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20061008What's worrying you? Clarice Bean creator Lauren Child plays agony aunt as Go4It shares its worries. And Barney Harwood finds out where the expression 'the bees' knees' comes from.
20061015Barney Harwood is joined by Children's Laureate Jacqueline Wilson. She'll talks about the latest Tracy Beaker story and play.
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20061029Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome.

Best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith offers some tips on what to do when coming face-to-face with a snake in the wild.

20061105Barney Harwood and the kids go mad as Go4It visits an owl sanctuary. Plus a look at the humble sparrow and the mighty albatross.
20061112Barney Harwood asks writer Malcolm Tait how animal idioms and expressions such as 'busy as a bee' and 'happy as a lark' found their way into the English language.
20061119Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome.

Writer Alexander McCall Smith offers advice on what to do when coming face-to-face with a snake in the wild.

20061126The writer Alexander McCall Smith gives Barney Harwood tips on what to do when faced with a snake in the wild.
20061203The children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome. Featuring competitions, interviews, interactive discussions and a story.
20061210Go4It gets musical. Barney Harwood finds out how to compose music for very different instruments - from the classical orchestra to kitchen utensils.
20061217The children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome. Featuring a treasure hunt.
20061224The children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome.
20061231Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome. Featuring authors Jacqueline Wilson, Lemony Snicket and Lauren Child.
20070107Go4It draws inspiration from children's book illustrations. Get your crayons ready to draw along! And we meet the author of Watership Down, Richard Adams.
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20070128Barney Harwood hosts the children's magazine, which features a group of children in Sierra Leone, West Africa, who have set up a rap group to try and educate people about war.
20070204The children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome.

Childrens magazine exploring everything under the sun, with features and songs

20070211Think of a number: Barney Harwood presents a mind-bending edition with magician Bradley Fields, who uses maths in his magic tricks.

A mind-bending edition with magician Bradley Fields, who uses maths in his tricks.

Childrens magazine exploring everything under the sun, with features and songs

20070218Barney Harwood goes behind the scenes on the Dr Who set in Cardiff.

Childrens magazine exploring everything under the sun, with features and songs

Barney Harwood goes behind the scenes on the Dr Who set in Cardiff, where he learns how the monsters are created.

20070225Barney Harwood learns all about the science of spying.

Childrens magazine exploring everything under the sun, with features and songs

Barney Harwood learns all about the science of spying, from 'see in the dark goggles' to face modification masks. And there are some mind-boggling experiments from a lab in a lorry.

20070304African music group Chaconne Brass teach Barney Harwood to play the African drums.

African music group Chaconne Brass teach Barney Harwood to play the African drums.

Childrens magazine exploring everything under the sun, with features and songs

20070311Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome. This edition features a dream robot and a Robocup heat where children's own robots take part in dance competitions
20070318Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome. This programme looks at sleep, dreams and sleepwalking and features a sleepover with a difference at the British Museum in London.
20070325Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome. This edition celebrates 200 years since the abolition of slavery with author Malorie Blackman and features the winners of GO4IT's Freedom competition.
20070401Barney Harwood presents a prank-filled April Fool's Day edition of the children's magazine with authors Francesca Simon and Jeremy Strong.
20070408Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine. This programme looks at the importance of grandparents with author Jeanne Willis.
20070415Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine. This programme features two brothers, one in his twenties and the other eleven, who have written a novel together about an invention gone horribly wrong.
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20070429Kirsten O'Brien presents the children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome. Featuring competitions, interviews, interactive discussions and a story. She talks to Anthony Horowitz and Kelly McKain about children's books.
20070513Kirsten O'Brien presents the children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome. Guest is Caroline Lawrence, author of The Roman Mysteries series.
20070520Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome. He hears winning poems about horrid brothers and moody sisters.
20070527The children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome. Author Philip Reeve tells Barney Harwood how the legends of King Arthur could have been invented.
20070603Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome. This programme examines the enduring appeal of Enid Blyton.
20070610The children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome.

Barney Harwood meets a children's author who gave up making computer games to write books, and reads a book that works like a game.

20070617Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine. This edition looks at books on football.

Childrens magazine exploring everything under the sun, with features and songs

Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome. This edition looks at books about football.

20070624Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine, looking at fictional cats and dogs.

Childrens magazine exploring everything under the sun, with features and songs

Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome. This edition looks at the world of fictional cats and dogs.

20070701This edition looks at books with an environmental theme.

Childrens magazine exploring everything under the sun, with features and songs

Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome. This edition looks at books with an environmental theme.

20070708Children's author Michael Rosen takes the team to the Dickens World theme park.

Childrens magazine exploring everything under the sun, with features and songs

Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome.

Children's author Michael Rosen takes the team to the Dickens World theme park, where they vote on which horrible Dickens characters they would throw out of a balloon.

20070715Barney Harwood looks at diaries with author Louise Rennison.

Childrens magazine exploring everything under the sun, with features and songs

Barney Harwood looks at diaries with author Louise Rennison. Plus an interview with writer and illustrator Shirley Hughes on the eve of her 80th birthday.

20070722Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine.

Childrens magazine exploring everything under the sun, with features and songs

Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome.

This programme looks at books set in schools, from Mallory Towers to Hogwarts. Barney explores why prefects, bullies and best friends will always make good reading.

20070729Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome. He meets award-winning illustrator Mini Grey. A listener swaps favourite books with her grandad.

Barney Harwood meets award-winning illustrator Mini Grey.

Childrens magazine exploring everything under the sun, with features and songs

20070805Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine which explores everything from pop music to ancient Rome. He talks to two writers whose books are set at sea.
20070812Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine. He finds out what it takes to adapt a book for the stage with the author of The Fang Gang series.
20070819Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine. He explores the world of creepy crawlies.
20070826Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine. He looks at books about dinosaurs and a fan meets Astrosaurs author Steve Cole.
20070902Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine. He goes underground with some young archaeologists to explore the Williamson tunnels in Liverpool.
20070909Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine. He recounts the adventures of some explorers.
20070916Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine. With Lauren Child, he celebrates the red-haired wondergirl Pippi Longstocking, whose creator Astrid Lindgren was born 100 years ago.
20070923Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine. With the help of studio guests, he explores the human heart.
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20071014Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine. When he discovers his biscuits are missing, the children in the studio create their own detective story and figure out who took them.

Author Pete Johnson talks about his latest novel The Bad Spy's Guide and explains the secrets of writing a good mystery.

20071028Natalie Barrass presents the children's magazine.

David McFetridge meets horror writer Darren Shan to find out what happens next in his gory Demonata series. Author Chris Priestley reads from Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror.

20071104Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine.

Barney meets Romany storyteller Richard O'Neill.

Music comes from Gypsy Leeboy Winter.

David McFetridge talks to Daniel Morden, author of Dark Tales from the Woods.

20071111Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine. He investigates the history of magic with Hocus Pocus author Paul Kieve. Natalie Barrass talks to Daniel Radcliffe about life after Harry Potter.
20071118Natalie Barrass presents the children's magazine. Writer Cornelia Funke talks about the experience of having her books turned into films. With young critics from the London Children's Film Festival.
20071125Kirsten O'Brien presents the children's magazine from Liverpool as part of the Free Thinking Festival. She talks to writer Frank Cottrell Boyce about his book Millions and asks whether money can make people free. Carolyne Willow from the Children's Rights Alliance for England answers children's questions about rules and freedom.
20071202Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine. Featuring a look at the new Launchpad at the Science Museum and reviews of some of the best science books published this year.
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20071216Natalie Barrass presents the children's magazine.

Studio guest is author Michael Morpurgo, who talks about the stage version of his book War Horse. David McFetridge talks to Adrian Kohler, one of the puppet-makers involved in the production.

20071223Natalie Barrass presents a special pantomime edition of the children's magazine.

Studio guest is Clive Rowe, who plays the dame in Hackney Empire's Dick Whittington.

Featuring cameos from Go4it presenters Barney Harwood as Buttons and Kirsten O'Brien as Cinderella.

20071230Barney Harwood presents highlights of the children's magazine from 2007, including the Dogs v Cats debate, escaping beetles and the Quiz of Quizzes.
20080106Natalie Barrass interviews author Morris Gleitzman about his latest book Doubting Thomas.

Childrens magazine exploring everything under the sun, with features and songs

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20080120Barney Harwood talks to children from Essex who gave Ben Myers the ideas for his new book.

Childrens magazine exploring everything under the sun, with features and songs

20080127Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine. He explores the history of flight.

Childrens magazine exploring everything under the sun, with features and songs

Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine. He explores the history of flight. Natalie Barrass meets Eoin Colfer at Duxford Imperial War Museum to talk about his book Airman.

20080203Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine. He looks at some of the classic naughty characters in children's literature, including the mischievous wooden puppet Pinocchio.

Barney Harwood looks at some of the classic naughty characters in children's literature.

Childrens magazine exploring everything under the sun, with features and songs

20080210Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine. He meets Lucy Hawking to discuss her book George's Secret Key to the Universe, which she co-wrote with her father Stephen Hawking.

Barney Harwood meets Lucy Hawking to discuss her book George's Secret Key to the Universe.

Childrens magazine exploring everything under the sun, with features and songs

20080217Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine. He meets two listeners who adore the Little House on the Prairie series and hears more about author Laura Ingalls Wilder's life.

Barney Harwood meets two listeners who adore the Little House on the Prairie series.

Childrens magazine exploring everything under the sun, with features and songs

20080224Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine. He meets novelist Julia Golding, creator of the eighteenth-century heroine Cat Royal.
20080302Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine. He talks to Terry Deary, author of the Kingfisher trilogy, about ancient Greek myths.
20080309Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine.

Three children discuss their experiences of bereavement with Barney and Michael Rosen, author of The Sad Book. They also interview Milly Bell, who wrote a book to help other children after her own father died from cancer when she was seven years old.

20080316Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine, taking a look at music and film making.

Three children talk about learning instruments and making music with other people. Conductor Chris Gayford explains what a conductor really does.

Natalie Barrass reports from a star-studded awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of young film makers, and talks to the finalists in the under 12s category.

20080323Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine, taking a look at books about horses with author and Black Beauty fan Meg Roscoff.
20080330Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine.

He looks at some spectacular pictures painted on Nebaumn's tomb in Ancient Egypt nearly 3,500 years ago, recently restored by the British Museum for exhibition later in the year.

20080406Kirsten O'Brien presents the children's magazine. Children in the Isle of Man discuss issues connected with smoking. Izzy, star of CBBC show The Smokehouse, offers advice on how to help parents stop smoking.
20080413Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine. He discusses pets with authors Michael Cox and Betty Birney.
20080420Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine. He looks at Japanese animation with Helen McCarthy, author of The Anime Encyclopedia.

Natalie Barrass interviews Noriko Aida and Dai Tabuchi, two of the cast of the play The Twin Stars, part of the Japanese mini-season at the Unicorn Theatre. The play depicts the life of Kenji Miyazawa, who has been described as the Lewis Carroll of Japan.

20080427Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine. The team learn about money as they visit the Museum of the Bank of England.
20080504Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine.

Philip Pullman tells Natalie Barrass why he has decided to write a comic strip. Barney takes some serious comic strip fans to the Dan Dare exhibition at the Science Museum.

20080511Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine.

He explores the world of inventions, finding out how to become an inventor, what a patent is and how to obtain one, and trying to determine the world's worst invention.

20080518Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine.

This programme features a boy who found a real dinosaur fossil and visits a school allowed to borrow exhibits from the local museum for its own collection.

20080525Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine.

He meets Maria Harris, author of The Joshua Files. The book is an adventure set in Mexico, inspired by the ancient Mayan beliefs and technologies. Did the Mayans come from outer space and were they right about the end of the world?

20080601Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine. He meets Rick Riordan, author of the fantasy adventures starring demi-god Percy Jackson.
20080608Children's magazine. Michelle Paver, author of the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness, describes what it would have been like to live in the Stone Age.
20080615Children's magazine. Kirsten O'Brien and Beaver Towers author Nigel Hinton visit a beaver sanctuary in Kent.
20080622Children's magazine. Barney Harwood travels to Norwich to hear about a book, Gervelie's Journey, based on the experience of a girl refugee who escaped the conflict in the Congo.
20080629Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine and enters the magical world of Narnia as actress Georgia Henley talks about playing Lucy in the latest Narnia film, Prince Caspian.
20080706Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine.

Barney and the team meet Linda Buckley-Archer, author of historical novel The Tar Man, about a feared criminal in London in 1763 and that includes scenes set in Kew Gardens, where a new treetop walkway allows visitors to walk high up in the trees.

20080713Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine. He visits a school with its own allotment and finds out how to grow vegetables. He is joined by Emma Cooper, author of the book Growing Vegetables Is Fun!
20080720Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine. He meets writers inspired by the Grant Museum in London, an amazing zoology museum housing over 62,000 species and an incredible number of extinct creatures.

Curator Mark Carnell, an expert on all aspects of palaeontology, helped the authors of Deeper, Brian Williams and Roderick Gordon, create creatures based largely on scientific reality. In particular, he identified a prehistoric creature called the Anomolocaris, which was the largest animal on Earth 525 million years ago.

The team see a Dodo skeleton and a Tasmanian Wolf that has been extinct since 1936. They also meet the three writers known as The Beastly Boys, authors of An Awfully Beastly Business.

20080727Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine. He meets Emily Gravett, author of Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears. This year's winner of the Kate Greenaway medal, Emily has created a mouse who is scared of so many things but starts to feel a whole lot better when he discovers that human beings are scared of him.
20080803Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine.

He visits the British Library to meet storyteller Vaya Nadu in the celebration of the timeless and enduring story of the Ramayana, a Sanskrit epic poem dating from the fourth century BC. Young dancers from the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan perform a chapter from the work, which features a magical eagle, an amazing flying monkey who shrinks and expands, a ghastly many-headed demon king and mythical warriors.

20080810Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine.

He learns about saving lives and survival, meeting some rookie lifeguards who teach him about water safety. Author Lauren St John chats about her book Dolphin Song. Natalie Barrass finds out if explorer Bear Grylls can survive in the urban jungle.

20080817Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine.

In a special Olympics programme, he invites young 2012 Olympic hopefuls for a studio grilling. UK pupils who are twinned with Chinese schools offer first-hand reports from Beijing. Plus an interview with teenage diving sensation Tom Daley, who is attempting to win his first Olympic medal at the age of fourteen.

20080824Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine. He meets a couple of wizards who teach him some magic spells. At the Movieum of London, he comes face to face with icons from the set of Star Wars. Natalie Barrass finds out what it takes to make a film from some young nominees in the First Light Movie Awards, while Barney meets a 15-year-old girl who won a BAFTA last year for her CBBC meandmymovie feature.
20080831Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine. He visits the Science Museum for an exhibition called Science of Survival, where his guests design a city for the year 2050, attempting in the process to predict how we will be living 40 years on.
20080907Barney Harwood presents the children's magazine. He meets dragon enthusiasts, including imaginary pet expert Professor Georgie Blink. He is joined by Gareth P Jones, author of the Dragon Detective Agency series
20080921Natalie Barrass presents the children's magazine.

She goes for a walk in the woods with an unusual book club for fans of Life in the Wood with Joni-pip, a time-travel adventure starring a talking teddy-bear and a very silly pigeon, written by Carrie King for her niece Joni.

Also featured is an interview with Sally Nicholls, award-winning author of Ways To Live Forever.

20080928Natalie Barrass presents the children's magazine.

She speaks to Sarah Boynton, author of the childrens' music book Blue Moo. Also musical comedian Mitch Benn gives a workshop on funny songs, and an interview about Disney's latest musical, Camp Rock.

20081005Kirsten O'Brien presents the children's magazine. Charlie Higson talks about his latest Young Bond adventure, which sees the boy spy's first foray into romance.
20081012Children's magazine presented by Kirsten O'Brien. Blue Peter, the longest-running children's programme in the world, is soon to celebrate its 50th birthday. Kirsten O'Brien and three inquisitive listeners examine its enduring appeal.
20081019Children's magazine presented by Kirsten O'Brien. She and the team get an old-fashioned makeover at the Museum of Childhood's Top to Toe children's clothing exhibition, and illustrators Mimi Grey and Niamh Sharkey discuss how they dressed the heroes of their new picture books.
20081026Children's magazine presented by Kirsten O'Brien. How a passion for ships led to Jordan, a boy from land-locked Botswana, being on board the Queen Mary II in Southampton. Plus a review of Igor, a new animated movie about mad scientists and their helpers.
20081102Children's magazine presented by Kirsten O'Brien. Author Kevin Crossley-Holland talks about his writing, his love of Norfolk and music. Plus music from Brazilian percussion group AfroReggae, who are teaching children how to drum as a way to stop them getting involved with drugs.
20081109Children's magazine. Barney Harwood and the team investigate money and the current financial crisis. They ask why the banks are in such trouble, whether children are more sensible than adults with money, and examine money and business in the 17th century with the historian Viv Richardson.
20081116In a special edition of the children's magazine recorded at the Free Thinking Festival in Liverpool, Barney Harwood talks to an audience of children about how to make the world a better place.
20081123Children's magazine. Kirsten O'Brien and a group of primary school children from Gloucestershire explore children's games through the ages and try out Sardines, Simon Says, Stuck in the Mud and Chinese Whispers.

Kirsten O'Brien and a group of schoolchildren explore children's games through the ages.

20081214 Kirsten O'Brien meets David Walliams to talk about his book The Boy In The Dress.
20081221 Natalie Barrass receives a chocolate tutorial from author Vivian French.
20081228 Kirsten O'Brien looks back at the year on Go4it.
20090104 Kirsten O'Brien explores how memory works.
20090111 Natalie Barrass goes to a re-enactment of the Battle of Hastings.
20090118 Barney Harwood finds out about Barack Obama.
20090125 Barney Harwood is joined by gadget geek Jason Bradbury to talk about robots.
20090208 Children's magazine. Barney Harwood meets author Cathy Cassidy.
20090215 Barney Harwood and the team find out about Charles Darwin at the Natural History Museum.
20090222 Children's magazine presented by Barney Harwood.
20090301 Barney Harwood does some creative writing with author Andy Stanton.
20090308 Barney Harwood finds out how children and opera get along together.
20090315 Barney Harwood and the team visit the Cambridge Science Festival.
20090322 Children's magazine as Barney Harwood presents a show packed with lively debate and guests
20090329 Barney Harwood is given a tour of the A Grand Day Out exhibition at the Science Museum.
20090405 Barney Harwood talks ice, sleighs and polar bears as he finds out about life in the Arctic
20090412 Kirsten O'Brien goes shopping with children to find out what's cool and what's not.
20090419 Kirsten O'Brien meets some of the children in a new production of Snow White.
20090426 Kirsten O'Brien discovers the truth about Henry VIII.
20090503 Barney talks tactics and fair play with a young go-kart racer and cricketer Rosalie Birch.
20090510 Barney Harwood visits a farm and finds out what it is like to grow up on one.
20090517 Barney meets children who do their own radio broadcasting.
20090524 Barney Harwood is joined by Michael Rosen, Philip Ardagh and Kaye Umansky.