Mick Jackson - Bears Of England

Episodes

EpisodeTitleRepeatedComments
01Afternoon Reading20090707 (BBC7)
20140605 (BBC7)
In the days before electric light and oil lamps most of England was troubled by spirit bears. But one village believed itself to be victim to an especially wicked gang and sought to find an answer.

Adapted by Booker-nominated writer Mick Jackson from his collection 'Bears Of England.'

Reader: Ian Holm

Producer: Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

01Afternoon Reading20090707 (BBC7)
20140606 (BBC7)
A village is plagued by an especially wicked gang of spirit bears. Read by Ian Holm.
01Afternoon Reading
02Afternoon Reading20090708 (BBC7)
20140606 (BBC7)
Series of three eccentric stories by Mick Jackson, which mix fantasy with folk tale and myth with history.

The circus bears are deeply disgruntled at the extra risks being incorporated into their performance, and things come to a head at the annual circus convention in Bristol.

Read by Ian Holm.

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

02Afternoon Reading20090708 (BBC7)
20140606 (BBC7)
The indignities of working in a circus cause the Circus Bears of Bristol to revolt.
02Afternoon Reading20090708 (BBC7)
20140607 (BBC7)
The indignities of working in a circus cause the Circus Bears of Bristol to revolt.
02Afternoon Reading
03 LASTAfternoon Reading20090709 (BBC7)
20140609 (BBC7)
In the 19th century, under London's streets, several bears are sorting the city's effluent
03 LASTAfternoon Reading20090709 (BBC7)
20140609 (BBC7)
Series of three eccentric stories by Mick Jackson, which mix fantasy with folk tale and myth with history.

For many years in the 19th century, several dozen bears were held in London's sewers, where they served as the city's unpaid flushers and toshers.

Read by Ian Holm.

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.

03 LASTAfternoon Reading20090709 (BBC7)
20140610 (BBC7)
In the 19th century, under London's streets, several bears are sorting the city's effluent
03 LASTAfternoon Reading