BBC: Love to Read programming

Multi-channel initiative announced.

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The BBC has announced 50 hours of multi-channel content to support its #LovetoRead campaign.

The campaign is the product of an initiative that has brought together publishers, libraries and reading charities including the Society of Chief Librarians, the Book Trust and the Reading Agency.

The programming will include 11 documentaries around the theme Books That Made Britain Great, a Desert Island Books feature on radio and interviews with children’s authors that will feature on BBC6Music and a new dramatization of Wilkie Collins’ The Moonstone. The children’s TV channel CBBC will feature Horrible Histories Staggering Storytellers shows and the CBBC website will feature book quizzes and author interviews.

“…the ambition of #LovetoRead is to get the nation reading more, talking about the books they love, and inspire a new generation of readers too.”

Sources: The Bookseller; The BBC.