BBC Fairy Tale Collection

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Narrated By: Full Cast

Duration: 2 hours and 3 minutes

What to expect

At bedtime, in the car or just for fun!

This enchanting collection brings to life eight traditional fairy tales as full-cast recordings. Created with music, sound effects and all the expertise of the BBC, these much-loved stories will thrill a new generation of children.

The classic stories in this collection are:

Sleeping Beauty
A princess sleeps for a hundred years

Jack and the Beanstalk
A magic beanstalk just keeps on growing

Hansel and Gretel
Two children lost in the forest

Little Red Riding Hood
A cunning wolf gets up to some nasty tricks

The Ugly Duckling
A young bird surprises everyone

The Little Mermaid
A mermaid falls in love with a prince

The Emperor's New Clothes
One small boy speaks his mind

The Tinder Box
A soldier meets a dog with huge eyes

Encourage your child's enjoyment of listening and comprehension with BBC Audio.

Performed by Douglas Blackwell, Andrew Branch, John Bull, Teresa Gallagher, Kathleen Helme, Edward Kelsey, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Jill Shilling, Ian Targett, Jo Manning Wilson, John Baddeley, Garard Green, Fred Harris, Matthew Lloyd Davies, Judy Parkin, Richard Pearce, Anne Rosenfeld, Susan Sheridan

Produced by Colin Smith


Children's / Teenage fiction: Traditional stories, Children's / Teenage fiction: Classic fiction

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