Michael Rosen

DH Lawrence: A BBC Radio Collection
  • DH Lawrence: A BBC Radio Collection

    • D.H. Lawrence

    • Andy Hockley (Read by)

    • Benedict Sandiford (Read by)

    • Cathy Sara (Read by)

    • Clare Holman (Read by)

    • David Bradley (Read by)

    • Douglas Hodge (Read by)

    • Elizabeth Estensen (Read by)

    • Full Cast (Read by)

    • Ian Hogg (Read by)

    • Leo McKern (Read by)

    • Matthew Parris (Read by)

    • Michael Rosen (Read by)

    • Peter Meakin (Read by)

    • Philip Jackson (Read by)

    • Rachel Atkins (Read by)

    • Samuel Edward- Cook (Read by)

    • Stella Gonet (Read by)

    Dramatisations and readings of selected works by DH Lawrence – plus a radio play by Dan Allum and two bonus documentaries exploring Lawrence’s life and writings

    Crowned ‘the greatest imaginative novelist of our generation’ by EM Forster, DH Lawrence has an undisputed place in England's canon of great authors. In this wide-ranging collection, dramatisations and readings of some of his major works are brought together, exploring themes such as romantic love and sexual desire, individual freedom, class division, war, the beauty of nature and the ugliness of industrialisation.

    This rich and varied anthology contains the radio productions of five of Lawrence’s classic novels, and nine short stories and novellas. It includes: Goose Fair, The Christening, Daughters of the Vicar, Her Turn, Love Among the Haystacks, The Shades of Spring, Sons and Lovers, The Rainbow, Women in Love, The Fox, The Ladybird, Kangaroo, Rawdon’s Roof and Lady Chatterley’s Lover.

    Also featured is an original radio drama by Dan Allum, The Gypsy (inspired by Lawrence’s The Virgin and the Gypsy), while two bonus radio documentaries – Great Lives and Michael Rosen: On the Trail of DH Lawrence – provide further insight into the inner life of the controversial author.

    Due to the archive nature of these recordings, sound quality may vary.
    With thanks to Keith Wickham, Greg Linden and Roy McMillan.

Michael Rosen is one of the best known figures, not only in the children's book world but also the British arts scene. His first book of children's poems was published in 1974, and he has gone on to write numerous and award-winning children's books such as Quick, Let's get Out of Here, We're Going on a Bear Hunt and Chocolate Cake. Alongside this he performs, teaches, lectures, presents Word of Mouth on BBC Radio 4 and reviews books for the Guardian. He was Children's Laureate from 2007 to 2009, and founded the Roald Dahl Funny Prize in 2008 as part of his laureateship to honour books that make children laugh!