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#TVforTeachers – Pick of the Week – The Secret Life of Books: Cider with Rosie

As part of ERA’s commitment to helping licence holders make best use of the material available to them, we have decided to start highlighting our ‘top pick’ each week. We’re hoping to reveal multiple educational uses for a single episode, series, or film with enough time to act as a ‘heads up’ for teachers to be able to record, or access the material.

This week’s edition of BBC4’s The Secret Life of Books (8pm, Monday 9th November 2015) explores the history of Laurie Lee’s Cider with Rosie.

From the BBC:

Best-selling chronicler of modern country life, Joanna Trollope traces the roots of her favourite book Cider with Rosie to uncover how Laurie Lee blended fact and fiction in his wistful elegy to a disappeared rural world – and reflect on why a book with such dark, hard-edged undercurrents continues to have such a popular appeal.


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Clips from the recent BBC1 adaptation of Cider with Rosie