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'you can't eat a princess!' on cbeebies!!!

Hurrah! It's up on the BBC iPlayer! Thanks to the fab Gina McKee for reading You Can't Eat a Princess for CBeebies! She did a brilliant job. I've read it so many times now in schools that it was fascinating to see where she put the emphasis on words and her expressions. ... And the aliens have Northern accents! The story's writer, Gillian Rogerson is based up in Leeds, I bet she got a kick out of that. I must go ring her now an see what she thought. I suspect that I have the wrong copy of her number here at the studio, I rang 20 minutes ago and got through to a snooker club. Bizarre! (Unless Gillian secretly lives in a snooker club.)

CBeebies link (Apologies to non-UK residents, I don't think you can watch it abroad. Sorry!)

Now you're in party mode, you can download the princess party pack over on my website. Go on! :D (Here's photos from a party pack in action.)



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Jul. 16th, 2010 10:42 pm (UTC)
Jul. 29th, 2010 11:38 pm (UTC)
wait, how come i can't watch this? i was able to watch David Tennant read Hairy (Harry?) McLary a while back!
Jul. 17th, 2010 07:58 am (UTC)
She did read it really nicely and funnily
but it was weird to me that she used a northern accent for the aliens, actually. Probably I'm oversensitive because of being northern by background, but if I'd come across this without any other context, I'd have potentially taken it as a bit of north-south cultural imperialism. Oh those iggerant northerners, not knowing what chocolate is! sort of fing.

Anyway apart from that it was lovely to see it and hear it. Thanks for the link!
Jul. 17th, 2010 09:37 am (UTC)
You're right -- us Americans are not allowed to watch.
The woman in the still above looks like a cross between you and Mary. Do you think you might have a long lost sister?
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