• Stimulus Sounds Collection

    Age 7 – 11

    A collection of 200+ sound effects, group by theme, to foster listening skills and stimulate a range of written and other work. It’s a flexible resource for you to use as you wish.

  • Jack and the Giant Beanstalk

    Jack and the Giant Beanstalk

    Age 5 – 7

    The traditional story is presented in 14 short video animations. The story also features in our Music pages, where it is accompanied by seven songs to learn, and music activities leading to a performance.

  • Little Red Riding Hood

    Little Red Riding Hood

    Age 5 – 7

    The traditional story of a young girl’s visit to her Grandmother’s cottage in the Woods and a very hungry wolf is presented in 7 short video animations. Links to the study of traditional stories at Key Stage 1.

  • Viking Sagas

    Viking Sagas

    Age 7 – 9

    Loki, Viking god of fire and expert mischief-maker, is your guide to this collection of Viking stories. Find out how Odin creates the world…how Freya kisses some goblins…and how Thor takes on the giants.

  • Macbeth


    Age 9 – 11

    An adaptation of Shakespeare’s famous play of ambition, witchcraft and murder in eight video episodes. Each episode is approximately four minutes long and is accompanied by a transcript. Available anytime.

  • War Horse

    War Horse

    Age 9 – 11

    Michael Morpurgo’s famous World War 1 novel ‘War Horse’ is abridged in 10 episodes and read by Jot Davies. The year is 1912 and a young horse called Joey is sold to a Devon farmer. But war is coming and his life will change completely.

  • Shakespeare Retold

    Shakespeare Retold

    Age 9 – 11

    Ten of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays – including histories, comedies and tragedies – inspire a collection of stories by leading children’s writers, read by leading actors.

  • Talking Poetry

    Talking Poetry

    Age 7 – 11

    Six leading children’s poets discuss and read their work, including the things that inspire them. There are two additional collections of classic poems – all favourites for study at Key Stage 2 – read by leading actors.

  • The Tempest

    The Tempest

    Age 9 – 11

    Shakespeare’s play is summarised in 8 video episodes. Prospero and his daughter Miranda live alone on the island where they were marooned 12 years ago. But he intends to get even with those responsible.

  • Treasure Island

    Treasure Island

    Age 9 – 11

    R L Stevenson’s classic tale is brought to life in 10 short video episodes. Join Jim Hawkins on his high seas aventure, searching for buried treasure and taking on a crew of cut-throat pirates.

  • Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

    Age 9 – 11+

    The famous legend is told in six short audio episodes. It is Christmas at Camelot and King Arthur’s court is celebrating. But the festivities are about to be dramatically interrupted by a giant knight, dressed in green.

  • The Tales of Beatrix Potter

    The Tales of Beatrix Potter

    Age 5 – 7

    A selection of Beatrix Potter’s well-known tales are brought to life for a young audience by an all-star cast, including Jim Broadbent, Sally Hawkins, Miranda Richardson and Alison Steadman.

  • Private Peaceful

    Private Peaceful

    Age 9 – 11+

    Michael Morpurgo’s moving WW1 story about the journey of two brothers – Tommo and Charlie Peaceful – from life in a quiet village in Devon to the trenches of the Western Front. Abridged in 13 episodes and read by Paul Chequer.

  • Carrie's War

    Carrie’s War

    Age 9 – 11+

    Nina Bawden’s famous story of a girl called Carrie and her younger brother being evacuated to Wales and a very different way of life. Abridged in 10 episodes and read by Siriol Jenkins.

  • Friend or Foe

    Friend or Foe

    Age 9 – 11+

    Michael Morpurgo’s classic WW2 adventure of two boys evacuated from London to Devon who make an unusual discovery up on the moors. Abridged in 8 episodes and read by David Thorpe.

  • Oliver Twist

    Oliver Twist

    Age 9 – 11+

    Charles Dickens’ classic story retold in a new, full-cast, adaptation across 10 episodes, which is faithful to the original plot. Follow Oliver on his journey from the workhouse to the streets of Victorian London and Fagin’s gang.

  • Tales from Ancient Greece

    Tales from Ancient Greece

    Age 9 – 11

    Hermes – winged messenger of the gods – is our guide in this collection of Ancient Greek myths, including the story of Persephone, the Minotuar, Orpheus and Eurydice, the Cyclops and King Midas.

  • Aesop's Fables

    Aesop’s Fables

    Age 5 – 9

    40 of Aesop’s best known fables are brought to life by an all-star cast of readers including Brenda Blethyn, Richard Briers, Lindsay Duncan, Richard E Grant, Jane Horrocks, Jonathan Pryce and Alison Steadman.

  • Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

    Tales of Hans Christian Andersen

    Age 5 – 9

    A collection of classic fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen – read by Sir Derek Jacobi, Anne Marie Duff, David Tennant and Penelope Wilton. Brings together the spoken word with music and effects for a rich audio experience.

  • The Wind in the Willows

    The Wind in the Willows

    Age 7 – 9

    A ten-part adaptation of Kenneth Graeme’s classic story of Ratty, Mole, Badger and Toad, read by Bernard Cribbins. Transcripts of each episode to print or download are available from the programme pages.

  • A Christmas Carol

    A Christmas Carol

    Age 9 – 11

    Dickens’s classic story is brought to life in this abridgement using the original language and including the text on screen. An ideal way to support study of an extended text by a classic author at Key Stage 2 Years 5 and 6.

  • Meet the Authors

    Meet the Authors

    Age 7 – 11

    Leading writers talk to children about their inspiration and their tips for successful writing. Compare and contrast the responses of the writers to discover a wide variety of approaches to the art of writing.