Eddie Redmayne and Emily Watson announced as festive CBeebies Bedtime Stories readers


(CBeebies Bedtime Stories Airs at 18:50)

The stories to be read by Eddie Redmayne and Emily Watson on CBeebies over the Christmas period have been announced today.

On Christmas Day’s CBeebies Bedtime Story, Eddie Redmayne will read If I Had a Dinosaur, by Gabby Dawnay and illustrated by Alex Barrow, about a little girl who dreams of having a pet of her very own. But what kind of pet would make the best companion?

Eddie says: “I had the most wonderful time reading the CBeebies Bedtime Stories. Books before bed were always such an essential part of my growing up and it’s so lovely to be able to continue the tradition. I hope you enjoy the stories and Happy Christmas.”

On Boxing Day, Emily Watson (Little Women) takes a turn in the Story Seat, with Lost For Words by author-illustrator, Natalie Russell. How do you express yourself if you just can’t find the words? Poor Tapir can't think of anything to write in his nice new notebook but soon finds a new way to express himself in tonight’s bedtime story.

Emily says: “It was such a joy to be part of the CBeebies Bedtime Stories to bring these three wonderful, imaginative books to life. I hope you enjoy the tales as much as I enjoyed reading them. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and of course, a good night...”

Also helping to settle little ones down over the Christmas period are previously announced readers Mark Bonnar on 23 December, Pearl Mackie on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day, and Dolly Parton on New Year’s Eve.

Watch previous Bedtime Stories episodes below:

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December 18, 2017 10:00am by Pressparty  

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