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  1. Basil Brush: Boom Boom!

    Basil Brush: Boom Boom!

    Kids in the 1960s and '70s grew up with television shows that were far less high-tech than today's fare. One of the most popular TV characters of all time is the witty and mischievous red fox, Basil Brush – he’s...
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  2. The Golden Hour

    The Golden Hour

    There's nothing more rewarding than seeing the sun rising in the morning and setting in the evening on the distant horizon - known as the golden hour, daylight turns into beautiful hues of red, orange and yellow...
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  3. The Three Billy Goats Gruff

    The Three Billy Goats Gruff

    First published in Norske Folkeeventyr (Norwegian Folk Tales), the tale of The Three Billy Goats Gruff is a 19th-century fairy story compiled by writers Jørgen Moe and Peter Christen Asbjørnsen in 1841...
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  4. Ain’t Nobody Here but us Chickens!

    Ain’t Nobody Here but us Chickens!

    © Pictorial Press Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo American singer, songwriter and musician Louis Jordan was one of the greats of the swing era. A popular bandleader, he became known as the King of the Jukebox, performing duets with some...
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  5. EB White: Charlotte’s Web

    EB White: Charlotte’s Web

    The author Elwyn Brooks White's lifelong love of animals prompted him to write Charlotte's Web - one of the most famous and best-loved children's books of all time...
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  6. How Wise is an Owl?

    How Wise is an Owl?

    You’ve probably heard the idiom, “As wise as an owl”. This beautiful bird has appeared multiple times in mythology and culture since the times of Ancient Greece and Rome and has been regarded with awe and fascination...
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  7. St Francis of Assisi: The Patron Saint of Animals

    St Francis of Assisi: The Patron Saint of Animals

    Saint Francis of Assisi was a Catholic friar and preacher born in Italy in the 12th century. Although he was alive more than 800 years ago, he had some very modern views on animal welfare...
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  8. Mr Blue Sky

    Mr Blue Sky

    As one of Britain's most enduring rock bands, The Electric Light Orchestra is still going strong today, almost half a century after forming...
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