Monday, November 14, 2011

Listen with Mother Tales No. 6

From 1949 to the mid 1960s, Jane Shaw penned some stories for BBC radio shows such as Listen with Mother and BBC Children's Hour. These recordings no longer exist, unfortunately, but one of the stories, A Tale of Three Puppies, which was broadcast four times between 1951 and 1959, survives because it was anthologized in Volume 6 of Five Listen with Mother Tales, edited by Jean Sutcliffe and published by Adprint in arrangement with the BBC. Jane Shaw also submitted two stories to the South African Broadcasting Corporation (The Elves and the Shoemaker, and The Cock and the Mouse and the Little Red Hen), both of which were accepted in August 1953. However, whether they were ever broadcast remains unknown.