Jackanory

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Jackanory is a BBC children's television series which was originally broadcast between 1965 to 1996. It was designed to stimulate an interest in reading. The show was first transmitted on 13 December 1965, and the first story was the fairy-tale... read more

Jackanory is a BBC children's television series which was originally broadcast between 1965 to 1996. It was designed to stimulate an interest in reading. The show was first transmitted on 13 December 1965, and the first story was the fairy-tale "Cap-o'-Rushes" read by Lee Montague. Jackanory continued to be broadcast until 1996, with around 3,500 episodes in its 30-year run. The final story, The House at Pooh Corner by A. A. Milne, was read by Alan Bennett and broadcast on 24 March 1996. The show was briefly revived on 27 November 2006 for two one-off stories, and the format was revived as Jackanory Junior on CBeebies between 2007 and 2009.

Original Release

12/13/1965 on BBC

Cast

Bernard Cribbins Himself - Storyteller
Ray Smith Himself - Storyteller
Rodney Bewes Himself - Storyteller
Keith Barron Storyteller
Dilys Hamlett Herself - Storyteller
Alan Bennett Himself - Storyteller
Ronald Eyre Storyteller
Joe Melia Storyteller
Rosemary Leach Storyteller
Lee Montague Storyteller
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 My Friend Mr Leakey: A Meal with a Magician Sunday, 05 September 1971
2 My Friend Mr Leakey: A Morning with a Magician Tuesday, 07 September 1971
3 My Friend Mr Leakey: A Journey to India Wednesday, 08 September 1971
4 My Friend Mr Leakey: No Ordinary Flight Thursday, 09 September 1971
5 My Friend Mr Leakey: Mr Leakey's Party Friday, 10 September 1971
6 The Sea Islanders: Part 1 - The Far North Bus Monday, 13 September 1971
7 The Sea Islanders: Part 2 - Penguin Island Tuesday, 14 September 1971
8 The Sea Islanders: Part 3 - On the Beach Wednesday, 15 September 1971
9 The Sea Islanders: Part 4 - Friday's Decision Thursday, 16 September 1971
10 The Sea Islanders: Part 5 - The Whole Truth Friday, 17 September 1971
11 Brer Rabbit Stories: Brer Fox Goes Hunting But Brer Rabbit Bags the Game Monday, 20 September 1971
12 Brer Rabbit Stories: Brer Rabbit and the New House Tuesday, 21 September 1971
13 Brer Rabbit Stories: Can Brer Rabbit Beat Brer Terrapin Wednesday, 22 September 1971
14 Brer Rabbit Stories: Brer Rabbit Tricks Brer Bear Thursday, 23 September 1971
15 Brer Rabbit Stories: Brer Fox and the Little Rabbits Friday, 24 September 1971
16 Italian Stories: Peruonto Monday, 27 September 1971
17 Italian Stories: The Three Animal Princes Tuesday, 28 September 1971
18 Italian Stories: The Serpent Wednesday, 29 September 1971
19 Italian Stories: The Seven Doves Thursday, 30 September 1971
20 Italian Stories: The Magic Hind Friday, 01 October 1971
21 Grimble: A Spy for Food... and a Bread and Butter Pudding Monday, 04 October 1971
22 Grimble: France and Frogs' Legs... and Lemon Pancakes Tuesday, 05 October 1971
23 Grimble: A Discovery in Dusseldorf... and a German Sweet Wednesday, 06 October 1971
24 Grimble: Mystery in Milan... and Spaghetti Thursday, 07 October 1971
25 Grimble: Baketh Beanth in Barthelona... and a Spanish Omelette Friday, 08 October 1971
26 The Escape of Charles II: The Royal Oak Monday, 11 October 1971
27 The Escape of Charles II: The Adventures of Will Jones Tuesday, 12 October 1971
28 The Escape of Charles II: Will Jackson Finds a Ship Wednesday, 13 October 1971
29 The Escape of Charles II: The Three Colonels Thursday, 14 October 1971
30 The Escape of Charles II: Escape and Return Friday, 15 October 1971
31 Stories from Yorkshire: The Book of Fate Monday, 18 October 1971
32 Stories from Yorkshire: Jervaulx Abbey Tuesday, 19 October 1971
33 Stories from Yorkshire: The Brontës Wednesday, 20 October 1971
34 Stories from Yorkshire: The Enchanted Cave Thursday, 21 October 1971
35 Stories from Yorkshire: A Night on the Moors Friday, 22 October 1971
36 The Cuckoo Clock: Part 1 - The Old House Monday, 25 October 1971
37 The Cuckoo Clock: Part 2 - The Country of the Nodding Mandarins Tuesday, 26 October 1971
38 The Cuckoo Clock: Part 3 - Butterfly Lane Wednesday, 27 October 1971
39 The Cuckoo Clock: Part 4 - Master Phil Thursday, 28 October 1971
40 The Cuckoo Clock: Part 5 - The Other Side of the Moon Friday, 29 October 1971
41 The Furious Flycycle: A Visitor Comes to Town Monday, 01 November 1971
42 The Furious Flycycle: The Secret of the Grey Pellets Tuesday, 02 November 1971
43 The Furious Flycycle: The Search Wednesday, 03 November 1971
44 The Furious Flycycle: The Return Thursday, 04 November 1971
45 Flat Stanley Friday, 05 November 1971
46 When Marnie Was There: Part 1 - The Old House Monday, 08 November 1971
47 When Marnie Was There: Part 2 - A Girl and a Boat Tuesday, 09 November 1971
48 When Marnie Was There: Part 3 - Look Out for Me Again Wednesday, 10 November 1971
49 When Marnie Was There: Part 4 - The Windmill Thursday, 11 November 1971
50 When Marnie Was There: Part 5 - The Book Friday, 12 November 1971
51 Scottish Stories: Lod and the Giants Monday, 15 November 1971
52 Scottish Stories: The Ghost Dog Tuesday, 16 November 1971
53 Scottish Stories: The Adventures of Iain Wednesday, 17 November 1971
54 Scottish Stories: Duncan and the Mermaid Thursday, 18 November 1971
55 Scottish Stories: The Escape Friday, 19 November 1971
56 The Cruise of the 'Happy-Go-Gay': Part 1 - Buying a Boat Monday, 22 November 1971
57 The Cruise of the 'Happy-Go-Gay': Part 2 - Annie Tuesday, 23 November 1971
58 The Cruise of the 'Happy-Go-Gay': Part 3 - Stowaways Wednesday, 24 November 1971
59 The Cruise of the 'Happy-Go-Gay': Part 4 - The Pirate Ship Thursday, 25 November 1971
60 The Cruise of the 'Happy-Go-Gay': Part 5 - Prisoners in the Pit Friday, 26 November 1971
61 Animal Stories: Boy, the Cavalier Monday, 29 November 1971
62 Animal Stories: Jacko Tuesday, 30 November 1971
63 Animal Stories: Alexander and Bucephalus Wednesday, 01 December 1971
64 Animal Stories: Jumbo Thursday, 02 December 1971
65 Animal Stories: A Fox in the Vicarage Friday, 03 December 1971
66 The Balloon People: Part 1 - Meeting the Balloonists Monday, 06 December 1971
67 The Balloon People: Part 2 - The Lead-Footer Menace Tuesday, 07 December 1971
68 The Balloon People: Part 3 - In Charge of the Farm Wednesday, 08 December 1971
69 The Balloon People: Part 4 - Figures Round a Bonfire Thursday, 09 December 1971
70 The Balloon People: Part 5 - Midsummer Night's Battle Friday, 10 December 1971
71 Tucker's Countryside: Part 1 - John Robin Monday, 13 December 1971
72 Tucker's Countryside: Part 2 - The Old Meadow Tuesday, 14 December 1971
73 Tucker's Countryside: Part 3 - The Flood Wednesday, 15 December 1971
74 Tucker's Countryside: Part 4 - The Picket Line Thursday, 16 December 1971
75 Tucker's Countryside: Part 5 - Hedley Day Friday, 17 December 1971
76 The Armourer's House: Part 1 - London Town Monday, 20 December 1971
77 The Armourer's House: Part 2 - Midsummer Magic Tuesday, 21 December 1971
78 The Armourer's House: Part 3 - The New World Wednesday, 22 December 1971
79 The Armourer's House: Part 4 - Hallowe'en Thursday, 23 December 1971
80 The Armourer's House: Part 5 - Christmas Friday, 24 December 1971
81 The Sorcerer's Apprentice Wednesday, 29 December 1971
82 Tamara and the Sea-Witch/The Witch's Cat Thursday, 30 December 1971
83 The Bee-Man of Orn Friday, 31 December 1971
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Directors

Marilyn Fox, Angela Beeching, Paul Ciani, Susan Ball, Jeremy Swan, Daphne Jones, John Prowse, Paul Stone, Joanne Symons, David Coulter, Howard Kennett, Jenny Nimmo, Brian Hawkins, Alexander C. McCourt, Bil Keating, Hazel Lewthwaite, Elizabeth Harden, Anna Home, Christine Secombe, Michael Grafton-Robinson, Tony Hickey, Iris Mayhew, Roger Damon Price, Humphrey Carpenter, Jonathan Stedall

Writers

Marilyn Fox, Angela Beeching, Paul Ciani, Jeremy Swan, Jenny Nimmo, Susan Ball, Denise Cremona, Joanne Symons, John Prowse, Daphne Jones, Paul Stone, David Coulter, Anna Home, Philippa Pearce, Alison Uttley, Howard Kennett, Helen Cresswell, A.A. Milne, E. Nesbit, Alf Prøysen, Christine Secombe, Nina Bawden, Clement Freud, Ursula Moray Williams, Hans Christian Andersen, Rudyard Kipling, Joan Aiken, Eleanor Farjeon, Michael Bond, Mary Norton, Tove Jansson, Roald Dahl, Astrid Lindgren, Richard Hughes, Rosemary Sutcliff, Laura Ingalls Wilder, C.S. Lewis, P.L. Travers, Noel Streatfeild, George Selden, Humphrey Carpenter, Elisabeth Beresford, Caroline Rush, H.E. Todd, Alfred Bradley, Edward Ardizzone, Trevor Hill, Beatrix Potter, Lewis Carroll, Elizabeth Harden, Bertha Upton, Lucy M. Boston, Jonathan Gathorne-Hardy, Roy Brown, Jean de Brunhoff, Lorna Wood, Philip Bate, Eileen Hall, Kathleen Hale, John Rowe Townsend, Barbara Ireson, Beryl Roques, Nikolai Tolstoy, Edward Blishen, Jørgen Moe, Caumery, Marcus Cooney, Larry Parker, Alison Prince, Barbara Euphan Todd, Rosemary Weir, Rosemary Manning, Margaret Thomas, Barbara Sleigh, Gillian Avery, Edna Hurup, Josephine Marquand, Gwynedd Rae, Tony Hickey, Iris Mayhew, Shirley Goulden, Brian Hawkins, Henry Allen Wedgwood, John Chapple, Stuart McHugh, Mrs. Molesworth, Joyce West, Kathleen Fidler, Ruth Underhill, C. Walter Hodges, Margaret J. Baker, Prudence Andrew, Dorothy Clewes, Richard Potts, George MacDonald, L. Frank Baum, Dilys Hamlett, Noel Langley, J.B.S. Haldane, Erich Kästner, Charles Hyatt, Stratford Johns, Giambattista Basile, André Maurois, Paul Berna, Robert Nye, Christianna Brand, Wilbert Awdry, Gunnel Linde, Antonia Barber, Ernest Dudley, Joan G. Robinson, Richmal Crompton, Susan Hill, Anonymous, Norman Lindsay, Charles Perrault, Alan Garner, Peter Christen Asbjørnsen, Susan Cooper, Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Elizabeth Goudge, John Pudney, E.B. White, Kenneth Grahame, Jan Wahl, Jonathan Swift, David Buck, Clive King, Anthea Davies, Norma Douglas-Henry, Eleanor Estes, Kathleen Killip, Louise Fatio, Margery Fisher, Eve Burgess, Alison Farthing, Meindert de Jong, Frank R. Stockton, Jane Yolen, Rumer Godden, Oscar Wilde, John Burningham, Milton Shulman, Honor Arundel, Rutgers van der Loeff, Mischa Damjan, Constance Heward, Mary Tourtel, Alfred Bestall, Ethelberta Morris, Mary de Morgan, Ruth Sawyer, Kevin Crossley-Holland, W.H. Barratt, Barbara Cooney, Anne Molloy, Natalie Savage Carlson, Freddie Bower, Fiona Ewart, Katey Thomas, Debbie Cox, Naomi Whitelaw, Susan Isaac, Frank Herrmann, David Osrin, Christiane Sorensen, Howard Grossman, Anne Hopkins, Barbara Hazen, Krystyna Turska, Harwood Thompson, Alvin Tresselt, Nancy Cleaver, Kenneth Mahood, John Yeoman, Helen Waddell, Gillian Harris, Paul Hinder, Alexandra Harkinson, Anne Barrett, Leila Berg, Anthony Abrahams, Mary Cockett, Reiner Zimnik, Hanne Axmann, W. Somerset Maugham, Quentin Blake, Judith Kerr, Roger Damon Price, H.E. Bates, J.G. Ballard, Charles Dickens, Arnold Lobel, Edward Lear

Creators

Mary Tourtel, Alfred Bestall

Cast

Bernard Cribbins Himself - Storyteller
Ray Smith Himself - Storyteller
Rodney Bewes Himself - Storyteller
Keith Barron Storyteller
Dilys Hamlett Herself - Storyteller
Alan Bennett Himself - Storyteller
Ronald Eyre Storyteller
Joe Melia Storyteller
Rosemary Leach Storyteller
Lee Montague Storyteller
Clement Freud Storyteller
Wendy Wood Storyteller
Enid Lorimer Storyteller
John Stride Storyteller
Ted Ray Storyteller
Gordon Gostelow Storyteller
Ann Morrish Storyteller
Margaret Tyzack Storyteller
Judi Dench Storyteller
Ray Brooks Storyteller

Producers

Anna Home Executive Producer
Anna Home Producer
Daphne Jones Producer
Joy Whitby Producer
David Coulter Producer
Paul Ciani Producer
Trevor Hill Producer

Editors

Terry Cornelius, George McMurdo, James Colina

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