Raymond Briggs

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‘Vile desecration’: new version of The Snowman axed after composer’s criticism
BBC removes Stephen Fry-narrated arrangement of Howard Blake score from Radio 3 Christmas schedule

Nadia Khomami Arts and culture correspondent

16, Nov, 2021 @5:19 PM

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The Guardian view on the picture book: not just for children
Editorial: When a Nobel-prizewinning novelist turns to illustrated fiction, it’s time to question assumptions


19, Mar, 2021 @6:33 PM

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Chris Riddell’s tips for young artists: bunk off school sports and study Raymond Briggs
The illustrator and Observer political cartoonist talks of his mentor – and his first crush – on Desert Island Discs

Vanessa Thorpe

08, Mar, 2020 @12:01 AM

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Raymond Briggs: ‘Everything takes so bloody long when you’re old’
The Snowman author has always looked hard truths and bogeymen in the eye. He talks about his frank new illustrated memoir, Time for Lights Out

Justine Jordan

21, Dec, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Time for Lights Out by Raymond Briggs review – disorienting and plangent
The great author and illustrator of Father Christmas and Gentleman Jim tells his melancholy life story

Rachel Cooke

12, Nov, 2019 @9:00 AM

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Raymond Briggs's final book, which faces death 'head-on', due this year
Collection of short pieces, which has been in the works for more than a decade, takes stock of The Snowman author’s life

Alison Flood

27, Feb, 2019 @11:20 AM

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John Burningham obituary
Children’s author and illustrator who enjoyed success with Borka, Mr Gumpy’s Outing, Avocado Baby and Granpa

Martin Salisbury

07, Jan, 2019 @5:33 PM

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The week in TV: Les Miserables; Luther; Doctor Who; Raymond Briggs and more
Les Misérables was glorious, Raymond Briggs was all heart, and Ben Stiller’s new drama series kept this critic up all night

Euan Ferguson

06, Jan, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Raymond Briggs: Snowmen, Bogeymen & Milkmen review – a timely look at an eccentric life
With everyone from Nick Park to Posy Simmonds discussing his bold, bizarre work, this documentary traced the life of the celebrated children’s author

Tim Dowling

31, Dec, 2018 @10:00 PM

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At last, a partner for the Snowman who has melted hearts for 40 years
Illustrators including Quentin Blake and Shirley Hughes celebrate the Raymond Briggs Christmas classic – and one adds a touch of romance

Donna Ferguson

02, Dec, 2018 @8:00 AM

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Roger Mainwood obituary
Film director and animator who brought Raymond Briggs’s stories to life on screen

Ryan Gilbey

05, Oct, 2018 @4:57 PM

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Paul McCartney song missed in the blink of an eye | Letter
Letter: Roger Mainwood points out that the former Beatle’s new release is not his first musical output since 2015


20, Jun, 2018 @4:49 PM

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