BBC Radio 4’s Saturday play this weekend is Simon Reade’s stunning adaptation of Private Peaceful, Michael Morpurgo’s elegaic novel of the First World War.
As young Thomas Peaceful looks back over his childhood from the battlefields of the First World War, his memories are full of family life deep in the countryside. But the clock is ticking, and every moment that Tommo spends remembering how things used to be, means another moment closer to something that will change his life forever…
Full details of the Radio 4 play are available here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01bh91t
The BBC website also notes that a podcast of the play will also be available as a download after airing.
Private Peaceful is ideal for use in the classroom and the drama studio, and the play text containing an extensive resource section with many opportunities for drama, discussion, wider reading and writing is available for purchase here.
Saturday 4th February, 14:30, BBC Radio 4