Ronnie Le Drew

Season 3 Episode 8


The man behind everything from Zippy and Sweep to goblins from the Labyrinth, Ronnie Le Drew, joins Robin and Josie this week. There’s much chat of puppets, naturally, via the work of Roald Dahl, Simon Callow, Anna Kemp and others plus Ronnie’s own upcoming autobiography on Unbound. 


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Reading List

Ronnie recommends:

The Soldier’s Tale by Igor Stravinsky

Zippy and Me by Ronnie Le Drew

Venus and Adonis by William Shakespeare

The Diary of Samuel Pepys by Samuel Pepys

The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl

Dogs Don’t Do Ballet by Anna Kemp

Charles Laughton: A Difficult Actor by Simon Callow

The Night of the Hunter by Davis Grubb

A Fart in a Colander: The Autobiography by Roy Hudd

The Sugar Girls by Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi

Robin recommends:

The work of Roald Dahl

The Little Book of Bagpuss by Oliver Postgate and Peter Firmin

The three volume Orson Welles biographies by Simon Callow

The Freewheeling John Dowie by John Dowie

The Lorax by Dr Seuss

Josie recommends:

Dictionary of Puppetry by A.R. Philpott

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