Archive: Dec 2014

On Angel Wings: Telling the Christmas story in a different way

Children’s author Michael Morpurgo shares the vision behind the animated adaptation of his Christmas story, On Angel Wings on the BBC TV Blog. The Christmas story is a story one knows so well, almost too well because very often it’s so familiar that we have stopped listening. So I thought,… Read More

UEFA marks the 1914 Christmas truce in a powerful film

Wayne Rooney, Philipp Lahm, Hugo Lloris, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Gareth Bale tell the story of the 1914 Christmas truce in the words of the men on the front line in a powerful UEFA film scripted by Michael Morpurgo. The four-minute clip brings to life the extraordinary events in Flanders 100… Read More

On Angel Wings, a special Christmas animation

On Angel Wings is a spectacular family animation based on Michael Morpurgo’s picture book and is being shown at 4.15pm on Christmas Eve on BBC One. The half hour special captures the Christmas story from the viewpoint of an adventurous young shepherd boy who is taken on a secret, enchanted… Read More

Blue Peter Prize Shortlist Announced

  Today Michael Morpurgo appeared live on Blue Peter to announce the Blue Peter Book Awards Shortlist where he was also presented with the CBBC show’s highest accolade, the gold Blue Peter badge, for inspiring millions of children with his books. Michael Morpurgo said of the accolade: “Since I’ve spent… Read More

I Believe in Unicorns National and International Tour

Theatre Alibi’s adaptation of Michael Morpurgo’s I Believe in Unicorns goes on nationally and international tour in Spring and Summer 2015. Tomas didn’t like books or stories. Stories were just for “Little Snotties”. He was happier clambering in the mountains like a goat or tobogganing with his Dad. That was… Read More