A full list of all my shows and broadcasts


A Christmas Carol
A new dramatization of the book by Charles Dickens
Produced by Flat Pack Productions
Greenwich Playhouse, December 2007-January 2008

The Hobbit
A new dramatization of the book by J R R Tolkien
First staged by Lansbury Players, 2000

England Our England
Compiled and performed Brian Sibley Polly March & Tony Miall
First performed to inaugurate the St James Centre Theatre in Valetta, Malta, 2000

Dramatised from verses by Dick King-Smith
With music by David Hewson
First performed at The King's Head, London, 1993, with Brian Sibley, Sue Broomfield and Dave Hewson

The Autumn People
A concert work for narrator, singers and musicians with words by Brian Sibley and music by David Hewson.
First performed at The British Music Information Centre, October 1990

The Man and the Snake
A piece for electronic music and narrator by Brian Sibley and David Hewson
based on a short story by Ambrose Bierce, 1990

To Sea in a Sieve - The Life and Dreams of Edward Lear
With music by David Hewson
First performed at the 1989 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with Brian Sibley, Polly March and Stephen Daltry
Transferred to The First Floor Theatre at The Westminster Theatre, London, April - May 1990 with Brian Sibley, Polly March and Dave Hewson



It's Too Late Now
With Alex McCowan
(45-min play, BBC Radio 4)

C S Lewis, Northern Irishman
With Anton Rodgers
(45-min play, BBC Belfast)

Hit the Heights! A 'Twenties Revue for Christmas
With Elisabeth Welch, John Moffatt, Una Stubbs
(90-min seasonal entertainment; R4)

Parodies Lost
(30-min episode in six part series; R4)

The Last in the Present Series
All parts played by Brian Sibley
(30-min episode in six part series, R5)

Thora Hird's ‘Special Occasion’ (R4)
With Thora Hird, Jeanette Scott, Jeffrey Holland, Peter Goodwright

A Birthday at Bethlehem
With Thora Hird and Peter Goodwright
(45-min Christmas Special; R4)

While Shepherds Watched
(20-min play for BBC Schools Radio)

The Phonenix
(20-min play for Schools Radio)

A Little Give and Take
(2 x 20-min plays for Schools Radio)

Priestland’s Progress
(6 x 10-min inserts for R4 series)

Three Charades for Christmas
(3 x 15-min plays; R4)

...And Yet Another Partridge in a Pear-Tree!
With Penelope Keith and Timothy Bateson
(20-min entertainment R4/WS)



The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan
With Anton Rodgers, Neil Dudgeon, Anna Massey, Alec McCowan
(3 x 60-min episodes; R4)

Danny, the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl
With Jack Dee, David Hemmings, Andrew Sachs
(2 x 60-min episodes; R4)

The Children of Green Knowe by Lucy M. Boston
With Patricia Routledge
(90 min-play; R4)

Great Murder Trials
(3 x 30-min dramatised documentaries; R2)

More Tales of the Bizarre by Ray Bradbury
(3 x 30-min plays: The Scythe; The Wind and Jack-in-the-Box; R4)

Tales of the Bizarre by Ray Bradbury
(3 x 30-min plays: Night Call Collect; The Jar and The Fruit at the Bottom of the Bowl; R4)

The Next in Line by Ray Bradbury
(‘Fear On Four’, 30-min play; R4)

The Nutcracker and the Mouse-King by E. T. A. Hoffmann
(4 x 30-min episodes; R5)

The Fox at the Manger by P. L. Travers
With Wendy Hiller and Alec McCowan
(45-min play; R4)

Miss Hargreaves by Frank Baker
With Jean Anderson and Clive Swift
(90-min play; R4)

The Woodland Gospels by Jeremy Lloyd
With Jeremy Lloyd, Dora Bryan and Leslie Phillips
(60-min Christmas Special; R4)

The Selfish Giant by Oscar Wilde
(20-min play for BBC Schools Radio)

The Gifts of the Magi by O. Henry
(20-min play for BBC Schools Radio)

The Night of the New Moon by Laurens Van Der Post
With Laurens Van Der Post
(60-min play; R4)

The Little World of Don Camillo by Giovanni Guareschi
(15 x 10-min episodes; R2)

The Thirty-First of June by J. B. Priestley
With Peter Woodthorpe and John Rye
(90-min play; R4)

A Matter of Honour by Jeffrey Archer
With Simon Ward and Michael York
(7 x 30-min episodes; Radio 4)

Tales of the Perilous Realm by J R R Tolkien
Farmer Giles of Ham; Smith of Wootton Major; Leaf by Niggle and The Adventures of Tom Bombadil
With Michael Hordern, Nigel Planer, Brian Blessed, Alfred Molina, Paul Copley, Ian Hogg, James Grout
(6 x 30-min episodes; Radio 4)

The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis
With Maurice Denham, Stephen Thorne, Richard Griffiths, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall, Martin Jarvis, Fiona Shaw, John Sessions, Sylvester McCoy
The Magician’s Nephew and The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
(10 x 25-min episodes; Radio 4/WS)
The Horse and His Boy
; Prince Caspian; The Voyage of the 'Dawn Treader'; The Silver Chair and The Last Battle
(20 x 30-min episodes; Radio 4)

Titus Groan and Gormenghast by Mervyn Peake
With Sting, Bernard Hepton, Judy Parfitt, David Warner, Eleanor Bron, Sheila Hancock, Jill Lidstone, Cyril Shaps, Stratford Johns and Freddie Jones
(2 x 90-min ‘Play of the Week’, Radio 4)
Winner of 1985 Sony Radio Awards: 'Best Dramatisation' and 'Best Production'

The Lord of the Rings by J R R Tolkien
With Ian Holm, Michael Hordern, Robert Stephens, John Le Mesurier, Peter Woodthorpe, Bill Nighy and Gerard Murphy
Series prepared for radio in 26 x 30-min episodes by Brian Sibley;
Dramatized by Brian Sibley and Michael Bakewell [13 episodes each]

The Wonderful O by James Thurber
(45-min play; R4)



Shadowlands by Brian Sibley
Read by Ian Richardson
(8 x 15-min episodes; R2)

The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien
Read by Michael Hordern
(13 x 15-min episodes; WS)

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Read by Frank Duncan
(6 x 15-min episodes; Piccadilly Radio)



(BBC radio programmes of 30/45/60 minutes, which - unless otherwise stated - were written and presented by Brian Sibley)

Showman and Starmaker - A Tribute to Bill Cotton
Presented by Paul O'Grady
(2 x 60-min programmes, BBC Radio 2, 2008)

'Ain't No Mickey Mouse Music - The Songs and Music of Disney
(4 x 30-min series, BBC Radio 2, 2006)

No Place Like Home - A Judy Garland Story
(3 x 60-min series, R2, 2005)

The Sound of Movies - Music in the Cinema
(4 x 60-min series, 2002, R2)

David Puttnam’s Century of Cinema
Co-presented with Lord Puttnam
(6 x 60-min series for the millennium; R2, 2000)

Arty-Facts - The Stories behind the Paintings
(2 series of 6 x 15-min featurettes; BBC World Service)

Starring Julie - A Conversation with Julie Andrews (R2)

Disney’s Women - The Story of Walt’s Heroines
Co-presented with Diane Disney Miller
(4 x 30-min series; R2)

To Be Continued…
Soap Operas of the World
(8 x 15-min series; WS)

Master of Flamenco - A Conversation with Paco Pena (WS)

Our Roving Reporter - Profile of Fyfe Robertson (Radio 4)

Fred Zinnemann - A Tribute (WS)

'Are You There, Harry Houdini?' (WS)

Honest To Bob! A Conversation with Bob Hoskins (WS)

The World of Terry Pratchett (WS)

Sounds Like Disney - Forgotten Disney Songs
(120-min music special; R2)

Magic Moments! Ninety Years of The Magic Circle (R2)

'Ain't No Mickey Mouse Business - The Corporate World of Disney
(6 x 30-mins series, WS)

The Man with the Golden Flute - A Master Class with James Galway (R4/WS)

Pig Brother! George Orwell’s Animal Farm (WS)

The History of ‘Le Weekend’ (R4)

The Interesting Times of Terry Pratchett (R4)

Unconsidered Trifles - Conversations with Curious Collectors
(8 x 15-min series; WS)

It’s Magic! A History of Conjuring
(6 x 30-min series; WS)

Prince of Thieves - The Lives and Legends of Robin Hood (R4)

Of Muppets and Men - A Tribute To Jim Henson (WS)

The Undying Myth - Bram Stoker and Dracula (WS)

The Decadent Decade - The Naughty 'Nineties (WS)

A Taste of Dandelion Wine - Profile of Ray Bradbury (WS)

A Hundred Years of Elegance - The Savoy Hotel Centenary (WS)

Practically Perfect in Every Way - Profile of P L Travers (WS)

The Mouse that Walt Built - Mickey at Sixty (WS)

Roald’s Marvellous Medicine - A Conversation with Roald Dahl (WS)

Jack from Hell! The Terrible Legacy of Jack the Ripper (WS)

The Magic-Picture Show - The Museum of the Moving Image (WS)

The World According to Walt - Walt Disney World’s 15th Anniversary (WS)

Back to Baker Street! The Sherlock Holmes Mystique (WS)

A Treasury of Childhood - The Bethnal Green Museum (WS)

The Fairest One of All - Snow White at Fifty (WS)

The Brick that Created a World - The Story of Lego (R4/WS)

Humbug! Charles Dickens and A Christmas Carol (R4/WS)

Not That it Matters - A Life of A A Milne (R4)

Miss Crompton and Master Brown - The Story of 'Just William' (BBC WS)

The Thomas the Tank Engine Man - Profile of Rev W Awdry (R4)

Utopia Unlimited - An Exploration of Walt Disney World’s Epcot Center (R4)

The Coming Tide: The Life and Poetry of Brian Alexander
Presented by Prof Christopher Ricks
(An April Fools Day Special, R3)

Many a Cross-Word - The Chequered History of the Crossword Puzzle
Presented by John Wells (R4)

The Rabbit-Woman of Godalming - The Story of Mary Toft (R4)

Raikes’ Progress - Robert Raikes and the Sunday School Movement (R4)

Quest for the Jabberwock (Radio 3)

Sinner, Saint, Hero, Wretch - The Strange Case of Ambrose Bierce (R3)

A Mouse for All Seasons - Mickey Mouse at Fifty
Presented by Pete Murray (R4)

The Boy and the Shadow - Mr Barrie and Peter Pan (R4)

The Tune’s My Own Invention - Music in Wonderland
Co-presented with Anthony Miall (R4)

Three Cheers for Pooh! Fifty Years of a Bear of Little Brain
Presented by Peter Bull (R4/WS)



The Lion and the Unicorn - A Heraldic Device (R4)

Talk of the Devil! A Halloween Toast to Satan (R3)

When is a Door Not a Door? An Open-and-Shut Celebration (R4)

Peace, Perfect Peace - Celebrating the League of Nations (R4)



(Written & Presented by Brian Sibley)

Henry Purcell and his Music

James Ritty and the Cash-Register

William Booth and the Salvation Army

Robert Raikes and the Sunday Schools

Father Damien and the Fight Against Leprosy

John Groom and Homes for the Disabled

Followers of Jesus
(2 x 20-min programmes)

The Story of Joseph
(2 x 20-min programmes)

The Bible: How and Why?
(5 x 20-min series)



Spartacus Narration for Jeff Wayne’s concept-album (1992)
With Anthony Hopkins and Catherine Zeta-Jones



Soundtrack commentaries on DVD releases of feature films:
Animal Farm and Around the World in 80 Days

Moby Dick Screenplay for 30-minute animated film
With Rod Steiger
(S4C/BBC, 1998)

Jonah Screenplay for 30-minute animated film
With John Alderton
(S4C/BBC, 1996)

I Hate Christmas, Too
Screenplay for 'Epilogue' Film, Christmas Night (BBC1, 1997)

Waltopia: Disney's Greatest Dream?
(‘Everyman’, BBC1; 1982)

Mary Poppins Comes Back
Film commissioned by the Walt Disney Studio, 1981

The Wrong Trousers
Scripting for Oscar-Winning animated film (BBC2)

Research Consultant (BBC1)

The Light of the World
Narration for John Halas animated film (ITV)

Lyrics for Children's Film Unit production (C4)



The Strand
Regular reviewer from 2009 (World Service)

Sunday Supplement [formerly Michael Parkinson's Sunday Supplement]
Regular Entertainment Reviewer 2006-2008 (R2)


Presenter, 2000 (WS)

Talking Pictures
(Presenter, weekly 1999/2000, R4)

Screen Test
(Quizmaster, 1997/98, R4)

Meridian, Live!
(Regularl Presenter from 1985; Weekly Presenter 1996-1999, WS)

On Screen
(‘Guest Presenter’, 1996-1999, WS)

First Light
(Presenter - weekly series, three seasons: 1996/97, BBC1)

Afternoon Shift
(‘Guest Presenter’, 1995-1997, R4)

(Weekly Presenter, 1990-1995, R4)

Break a Leg!
(Quizmaster, 1984-1986, WS)

Contributor to:

(Television) The South Bank Show; Bookmark; Food and Drink; Pebble Mill At One; Newsnight; Nationwide; Did You See?; The Late Show

(Radio) Quote...Unquote...; Woman's Hour; Today; Night Waves; Bookshelf; Outlook; Society Today; A Good Read; Sunday; Good Books; Slightly Foxed; You and Yours; Novel Idea; Starsound Extra; The Green Room



Charles Dickens in A Christmas Carol
Dramatised by Brian Sibley
with the Lansbury Players, 1999 and 2001

J R R Tolkien in The Hobbit
Dramatised by Brian Sibley
with the Lansbury Players, 2000

Co-Performer (with Polly March and Tony Miall) in England, Our England
St James Centre Theatre in Valetta, Malta, 2000

Co-Performer (with Sue Broomfield and Dave Hewson ) in Alphabeasts
King's Head, London, 1993

Narrator for The Man and the Snake by Brian Sibley and David Hewson, 1990

Narrator for Not Wanted On Voyage by Richard Arnell and David Hewson, 1990

Edward Lear in To Sea in a Sieve by Brian Sibley with music by Dave Hewson
(Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 1989; Westminster Theatre, 1990)

Mikhail in Vassa-Zheleznova by Maxim Gorky
(Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 1989)

The Entire Cast of The Last of the Present Series by Brian Sibley (R5)

The Giant in Tales of the Perilous Realm by J R R Tolkien
Dramatised by Brian Sibley (R4)

Various characters in Not That it Matters by Brian Sibley (R4)

Brian Alexander in The Coming Tide by Brian Sibley (R3)

The Vicar of Gloucester in Raikes’ Progress (R4)

Various characters in The Tune’s My Own Invention (R4)

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