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Michael Rosen meets the man who wrote the screenplay for Hollywood blockbuster Gladiator, William Nicholson. Nicholson talks about his new fantasy novel Seeker and talks about his opposition to testing in schools.

Michael also meets teacher Merle Traves who shows how Robert Swindell's magical and chilling adventure book, Ice Palace, captured the imagination of her pupils at Leegomery Junior School in Shropshire.

Our experts look at Bill Bryson's entertaining guide to science, A Short History of Nearly Everything. The panel includes:

  • Julia Eccleshare of The Guardian
  • Teacher Stacey Jordan
  • Youth Worker Ghulam Hassan

Part of the series: Reading Aloud with Michael Rosen

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