Authors Live Season 2
S02 E01May 11, 2011
James Mayhew May 11, 2011 James Mayhew tells stories, paints upside down pictures and talks about his latest book, Katie in Scotland. He also answer questions from school children. Recorded live at Pacific Quay in Glasgow.
S02 E02Jun 15, 2011
Andy Stanton Jun 15, 2011 The liveliest Authors Live session yet with the hilarious Andy Stanton.
S02 E03Sep 28, 2011
David Almond Sep 28, 2011 David Almond talks about his writing, passion for books, early influences and where ideas come from. He also answers questions from school pupils around the country. Presented by Janice Forsyth.
S02 E04Dec 1, 2011
Kjartan Poskitt Dec 1, 2011 Kjartan Poskitt's extraordinary numerical extravagance.
S02 E05Jan 26, 2012
Liz Lochhead Jan 26, 2012 Liz Lochhead's celebration of Burns and poetry, with readings from Burns' work, as well as her own writing.
S02 E06Mar 1, 2012
Francesca Simon Mar 1, 2012 Francesca Simon's inspirations and ideas for Horrid Henry.
S02 E07May 9, 2012
David Walliams May 9, 2012 Multi-talented funny man David Walliams joins us to read from his new book Gangsta Granny and answer questions about his writing and inspiration. David believes that if you can get kids laughing while you tell them a good story, they're much more likely to see reading as something "which is a fun thing to do".
Oliver Jeffers Fans of Oliver Jeffers' picture books are invited to his interactive illustration workshop, designed to show children aged 3-8 how to draw characters from his new series 'The Hueys'. Oliver will also chat about how he created the illustrations from some of his most popular books such as 'Stuck' and 'The Incredible Book Eating Boy'. Oliver was born in Australia and brought up in Northern Ireland. His first picture book 'How to Catch a Star' was published in 2004 and his follow-up was the award winning and breathtakingly beautiful, 'Lost and Found'. His latest book is the first in an exciting new series called 'The Hueys'.
The Roald Dahl Celebration Watch the whoopsey-splunker, whizz-popping, swizz-figgling party we threw to celebrate the work of Roald Dahl. The fun was led by Roald Dahl super-fan, poet and children's author Laura Dockrill and Jonathan Meres.
Poetry Slam Lemn Sissay comperes as three of Britain's best-loved poets wage verbal battle.
Darren Shan Master of horror, Darren Shan reads from his latest book and chats about his 'edgy' work.
Polly Dunbar & Long Nose Puppets Polly Dunbar chats about how she started as a writer and her work as a puppeteer before she sits back to enjoy a performance of Arthur's Dream Boat. This magical puppet show is adapted from Polly's most recent picture book and is done with great artistry and drama by the award winning Long Nose Puppets.
Tony Robinson's Weird World of Wonders Step back in time with the irrepressible Tony Robinson. Join him as he charges through the Egyptian and British empires, the World Wars and takes a side swipe at some weird inventions. It’s history, but not as you know it!