Words and Music

Tucked Up by Mum and Dad

Tucked Up by Mum and Dad
Radio Times

About this programme

Harriet Walter and James Garnon read texts on the theme of parents, including dysfunctional families as interpreted by Philip Larkin and poets of ancient Greece, the joys of parenthood from Anna Laetitia Barbauld and a dewy-eyed Coleridge, and relationships with elderly mothers and fathers, explored by Alan Bennett and Elizabeth Jennings. Plus, parenting advice from Erasmus and Dr Benjamin Spock. With music by Ligeti, Bach and Tom Lehrer, among others.

Cast and crew


David Papp