The Lost Boys

JM Barrie biographer Andrew Birkin tells the haunting story of Barrie’s relationship with the Llewelyn Davies boys, the inspiration behind Peter Pan and reveals how his own experience across a thirty year association with the author, has thrown up tragic parallels.

“The way in which Andrew describes the moment when he came to accept the physical absence of his son is intensely moving. Like the boys’ words that remain, this is painfully beautiful.” Jane Anderson, Radio Times

First Broadcast:

Wednesday 13th September 2006 at 14:15 on BBC Radio 4

Production Credits:

Writer: Andrew Birkin
Readers: Ian Holm, Bee Gilbert, Alice Coulthard & Daniel Evans.
Music by: Kicks Joy Darkness & Molly Nyman
Poetry by: Anno Birkin
Sound Engineer: David Thomas
Producer: Karen Rose

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