Lewis Carroll - Alice Through The Looking Glass

Episodes

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0120100811 (BBC7). The little girl goes through the glass into a strange world of curious adventures.
0120110126 (BBC7)Curious adventures await the little girl in a strange new world. Alan Bennett reads Lewis Carroll's fantasy.

. Curious adventures await the little girl in a strange new world. Read by Alan Bennett.

0120100811 (BBC7)The little girl goes through the glass into a strange world, where curious adventures await her. Read by Alan Bennett.

. The little girl goes through the glass into a strange world of curious adventures.

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0220100811 (BBC7). As her curious adventures continue, the Red Queen runs the little girl off her feet.
0220100811 (BBC7)As her curious adventures continue, the Red Queen runs the little girl off her feet. Read by Alan Bennett.

. As her curious adventures continue, the Red Queen runs the little girl off her feet.

0220110127 (BBC7)The Red Queen runs the little girl off her feet. Alan Bennett reads Lewis Carroll's fantasy.

. The Red Queen runs the little girl off her feet. Read by Alan Bennett.

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0320100812 (BBC7). The little girl encounters brothers Tweedledum and Tweedledee. Read by Alan Bennett.
0320100812 (BBC7)As her curious adventures continue, the little girl encounters brothers Tweedledum and Tweedledee. Read by Alan Bennett.

. The little girl encounters brothers Tweedledum and Tweedledee. Read by Alan Bennett.

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0420100812 (BBC7). The little girl encounters the White Queen and Humpty Dumpty. Read by Alan Bennett.
0420100812 (BBC7)As her curious adventures continue, the little girl encounters the White Queen and Humpty Dumpty. Read by Alan Bennett.

. The little girl encounters the White Queen and Humpty Dumpty. Read by Alan Bennett.

0420110131 (BBC7)The little girl has some curious encounters with the White Queen and Humpty Dumpty. Alan Bennett reads Lewis Carroll's fantasy.

. The little girl has some curious encounters with the White Queen and Humpty Dumpty.

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0520100813 (BBC7). As her curious adventures continue, the little girl picnics with the Lion and the Unicorn.
0520100813 (BBC7)As her curious adventures continue, the little girl picnics with the Lion and the Unicorn. Read by Alan Bennett.

. As her curious adventures continue, the little girl picnics with the Lion and the Unicorn.

0520110201 (BBC7)The little girl's curious adventure sees her picnic with the Lion and the Unicorn. Alan Bennett reads Lewis Carroll's fantasy.

. The little girl's curious adventure sees her picnic with the Lion and the Unicorn.

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0620100813 (BBC7). The little girl encounters the Red Knight and the White Knight. Read by Alan Bennett.
0620100813 (BBC7)As her curious adventures continue, the little girl encounters the Red Knight and the White Knight. Read by Alan Bennett.

. The little girl encounters the Red Knight and the White Knight. Read by Alan Bennett.

0620110202 (BBC7)The little girl encounters the Red Knight and the White Knight. Alan Bennett reads Lewis Carroll's fantasy.

. The little girl encounters the Red Knight and the White Knight. Read by Alan Bennett.

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07 LAST20100816 (BBC7). As her adventures conclude, Alice lands at the eighth square - but can she get home?
07 LAST20100816 (BBC7)As her curious adventures conclude, the little girl lands at the eighth square - but can she get home? Read by Alan Bennett.

. As her adventures conclude, Alice lands at the eighth square - but can she get home?

07 LAST20110203 (BBC7)The little girl lands at the eighth square - but can she get home? Alan Bennett concludes Lewis Carroll's fantasy.

. The little girl lands at the eighth square - but can she get home? Read by Alan Bennett.

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SD20121222 (BBC7)
20160528 (BBC7)
Alice's fantastical story collides with Radio 4, as she crashes a giant game of chess.
SD20121222 (BBC7)
20160529 (BBC7)
Alice's fantastical story collides with Radio 4, as she crashes a giant game of chess.
SD20121222 (BBC7)
20160528 (BBC7)
By Lewis Carroll, dramatised by Stephen Wyatt It's mid-winter, the snow is falling against the window, and Alice is learning how to play chess but then, on a whim, she goes to the mirror and pretends her black kitten is the Red Queen and suddenly everything changes...

With Jim Al-Khalili, Roger McGough, Jenni Murray, Jane Garvey, Eric Robson, Pippa Greenwood, Peter Donaldson, Kirsty Young, Andrew Marr, Evan Davies, Garry Richardson & Melvyn Bragg.

This dramatisation brings out the intellectual spine of Lewis Carroll's classic story - while losing none of the fun.

When Alice crashes through the looking glass she enters a world set out like a giant chess board and discovers science, maths, poetry, riddles, and wordplay. It is instantly entertaining and tantalizingly offers the listener more than meets the ear.

In this fast-moving and surrealist world, Alice has to decode the bizarre rules of the mirror-world. If Alice can get to The Eighth Square she will be Queen. Lewis Carroll is ever present. He sets out the chess game for Alice, teasing the listener into having an overview of his story and exploring the ideas within it.

On her chess journey Alice will meet the Red & White Queen, Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledee and Tweedledum (who might be more familiar than the listener can possibly imagine) and the Red & White Knights. But there's a twist here - Alice will also discover that Radio 4 can be found on the other side of the glass.

Published for Christmas 1871 this story is the mirror image of Alice In Wonderland: the characters are chess pieces instead of cards. It is Winter rather than Summer and time runs backwards. Tim Burton's film was 'inspired' by Lewis Carroll's books but it wasn't Lewis Carroll's book. This is a chance for the Radio 4 listeners to discover the real thing and show them why this classic appeals to philosophers, linguists and chess fans, prefaced Modernism, has provoked a wealth of academic study, and in doing so remind them of the bits they loved in childhood (and the bits they've forgotten).

Mathematician Carroll, prefaced his book with a chess problem. It is claimed the game is a part of a sequence of numbers - that Alice's journey is code - that Carroll was flirting with numerology and esotericism. It is intriguing because Carroll loved number games and puzzles. He was frighteningly clever. He regularly invented things. You could say he was the Mark Zuckerberg of his time.

SD20121222 (BBC7)
20160529 (BBC7)
By Lewis Carroll, dramatised by Stephen Wyatt It's mid-winter, the snow is falling against the window, and Alice is learning how to play chess but then, on a whim, she goes to the mirror and pretends her black kitten is the Red Queen and suddenly everything changes...

With Jim Al-Khalili, Roger McGough, Jenni Murray, Jane Garvey, Eric Robson, Pippa Greenwood, Peter Donaldson, Kirsty Young, Andrew Marr, Evan Davies, Garry Richardson & Melvyn Bragg.

This dramatisation brings out the intellectual spine of Lewis Carroll's classic story - while losing none of the fun.

When Alice crashes through the looking glass she enters a world set out like a giant chess board and discovers science, maths, poetry, riddles, and wordplay. It is instantly entertaining and tantalizingly offers the listener more than meets the ear.

In this fast-moving and surrealist world, Alice has to decode the bizarre rules of the mirror-world. If Alice can get to The Eighth Square she will be Queen. Lewis Carroll is ever present. He sets out the chess game for Alice, teasing the listener into having an overview of his story and exploring the ideas within it.

On her chess journey Alice will meet the Red & White Queen, Humpty Dumpty, Tweedledee and Tweedledum (who might be more familiar than the listener can possibly imagine) and the Red & White Knights. But there's a twist here - Alice will also discover that Radio 4 can be found on the other side of the glass.

Published for Christmas 1871 this story is the mirror image of Alice In Wonderland: the characters are chess pieces instead of cards. It is Winter rather than Summer and time runs backwards. Tim Burton's film was 'inspired' by Lewis Carroll's books but it wasn't Lewis Carroll's book. This is a chance for the Radio 4 listeners to discover the real thing and show them why this classic appeals to philosophers, linguists and chess fans, prefaced Modernism, has provoked a wealth of academic study, and in doing so remind them of the bits they loved in childhood (and the bits they've forgotten).

Mathematician Carroll, prefaced his book with a chess problem. It is claimed the game is a part of a sequence of numbers - that Alice's journey is code - that Carroll was flirting with numerology and esotericism. It is intriguing because Carroll loved number games and puzzles. He was frighteningly clever. He regularly invented things. You could say he was the Mark Zuckerberg of his time.