Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn and Bob Hoskins star in this BBC Radio drama based on the number one bestselling book by award-winning author and former Children's Laureate, Michael Morpurgo.
Michael Morpurgo has written over 120 books, many of them award-winning. His most well-known work, War Horse, was adapted into a multi-Oscar nominated film by Steven Spielberg, and a widely-acclaimed play at the National Theatre. In 2003 Michael became the third Children's Laureate, a position he helped create with the poet Ted Hughes. With his wife, Clare, he set up the charity Farms for City Children, and for their pioneering work they were both awarded the MBE in 1999.
The music, folk inspired, brings depth and resonance, hooking the narrative into a wider perspective, of generations unnamed who have fought and died -- Gillian Reynolds * The Telegraph *