Originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 this is a full cast
dramatisation of the official sequel by Geraldine McCaughrean Peter Pan
Running an hour and a half this is a fantastically enchanting story
which wastes no time in returning the Old Boys and Wendy to Neverland
where, reunited with Peter Pan, they soon discover that all is far from
Daniel Mayes and Kate Maberly turn in enthusiastic performances as
Peter Pan and Wendy while Hustle star Robert Glenister keeps the action
moving with his powerfully descriptive narration.
Cast performances are supported by a strong and lively musical score
and atmospheric sound effects which add depth to each scene and
Unlike his spiritual offspring Harry Potter, Peter is no two
dimensional character. Complex and capable of brusque and unpleasant
outbursts he is instantly recognisably as J.M Barrie’s iconic creation.
The belated appearance of Tinkerbell in the final quarter of the
story coincides with a startling and chilling revelation which
threatens to destroy Peter Pan and the harmony of Neverland forever.
The ending will leave listeners of all ages crying out for a further sequel.
Not only is this a fascinating and riveting adventure which will
enthrall listeners of all ages but – and this can’t be overstated –
every purchase benefits the wonderful cause of Great Ormond Street
Peter Pan in Scarlet is released by BBC Audiobooks on 16/10/2006 and can be purchased from BBCShop.com priced