Even Baddies Wear Helmets
Episode 2: Adaptation with Helen Blakeman
This week we’re talking about adaptation. Why is there so much of it on kids’ TV? How do you turn a great children’s book into a great children’s show? And what does it take to handle the mammoth popularity of Jacqueline Wilson’s work?
Our guest this week is Helen Blakeman. As well as being chair of BAFTA Children’s, Helen has written extensively for theatre, film and TV. She adapted Jacqueline Wilson’s Dustbin Baby and Hetty Feather for CBBC, and is currently working on an animated adaptation of Nizrana Farook’s The Girl Who Stole an Elephant. Helen is also co-founder of Heroic Books, and a trustee of the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Theatres.
Hosted by Billie Collins
Produced by Clodagh Chapman
Music by Finlay Stafford
Logo designed by Lucy Tiller
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