S1 Episode 1: Ben Miller

Ben Miller chooses King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table by Roger Lancelyn Green (first published by Puffin Books in 1953)

More about Ben's choice:

Roger Lancelyn Green (1918 – 1987) wrote many books for children and adults but is best known for his retelling of ancient classic myths from tales of the Norse to the Egyptian gods for young readers. King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table was published in 1954 and is still in print.


Lancelyn Green himself had a touch of the long, long ago – he was an established academic and expert on fairy tales and was Lord of the Manors of Poulton-Lancelyn and Lower Bebington; his family had lived in and owned Poulton Hall in Leicestershire since the12th Century.  He was also a close friend of C.S Lewis who credited him with coming up with the title The Chronicles of Narnia  and also encouraging his friend to persevere with the books. 

Books mentioned within the programme:

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Simon Armitage

Le Morte d’Arthur by Sir Thomas Malory


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