The Snow Goose (BBC Radio 4: Classic Serial)

  • by Paul Gallico
  • Narrated by Steve Mackintosh, Georgia Groome, Deborah Findlay, Sam Dale
  • 0 hrs and 57 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation of Paul Gallico’s The Snow Goose by Nick Warburton, starring Steven Mackintosh.
When Open Book asked various authors to champion a favourite neglected classic on the programme, Michael Morpurgo chose The Snow Goose - perhaps no surprise, with his own story 'War Horse' depicting a friendship between a boy and his horse which takes them both into the horror of World War I.
In The Snow Goose, A wounded bird brings together a disfigured artist and a young girl on the eve of World War II. With Steven Mackintosh as Philip Rhayader, Georgia Groome as Fritha, Deborah Findlay as Mrs Farnes, and Sam Dale as the storyteller. Also featuring Michael Shelford, Malcolm Tierney, and David Seddon. Directed by Sally Avens.

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Atmospheric and touching

I love listening to this and have done many times as it's short enough and so very good.



The sound effects take you there straight away and the narrators do a superb job with the characters. It's a moving story.
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- Peanut

LOVED THIS ❤️

This is a very touching story that took me by surpirse as I was quite sniffly by the time it came to the end. Very sad in parts but altogether uplifting and personal. This is not a storyline I would normally bother listening to, but one day I just had the urge and bought it, I am glad I did. This is true English literature and why I love words & dramatic themes. A human story for those with a heart.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-01-2011
  • Publisher: BBC Worldwide Limited