Rosemary Sutcliff’s Carnegie-medal-winning The Lantern Bearers adapted for radio by Felix Fenton (1961)

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I recently discovered  Felix Felton (1911 – 72) who was a British actor, and a radio director and author. In 1961 he adapted Rosemary Sutcliff’s The Lantern Bearers (published in 1959) for a six-part series for Children’s Hour for BBC Radio. In 1962 he also adapted  Dawn Wind (1961) for radio, playing the role of Einon Hen himself.


  1. I remember hearing this dramatisation; and it would be wonderful if it could be repeated; or the novel adapted into a film, for I’m a great fan of “The eagle”.

    The novel has produced as an audiobook by Blackstone (ISBN 1470890127)



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