''I'll tell you a story,
About Jack a Nory,
And now my story's begun,
I'll tell you another,
Of Jack and his brother,
And now my story is done.
show in which a famous person would read a well-known children's book
, typically in 15-minute chunks over the course of a week. The stories ranged widely, with Fairy Tales
, Roald Dahl
, Winnie the Pooh
and The Moomins
amongst many others. The storyteller would be in a location reflecting the story, and illustrations would appear.
The show was relaunched in 2007, with John Sessions reading Muddle Earth
and Sir Ben Kingsley reading The Magician Of Samarkand
. These had more of a dramatisation aspect to them that the originals, especially Muddle Earth
. This did not lead to a further season, although Jackanory Junior
was launched, reading picture books on CBeebies.
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