Peter Pan, a Hard Act to Follow
October 17, 2006
As an official sequel to JM Barrie’s classic is published, this film considers why Peter Pan has such enduring, mythic power.
We go in search of the real JM Barrie, visiting the remote Scottish island of Eilean Shona where he climbed the hills with the boys who inspired his fiction, his very modest birthplace in Kirriemuir near Dundee, Black Lake in Surrey where he played with ‘his boys’ and Kensington Gardens, where Peter Pan was born, and never died. We talk to Diane Purkiss, author of Troublesome Things, about the meaning and power of Pan.
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|Series Editor/Presenter||Alan Yentob|
|Film Editor||Peter Lindley|