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August 15, 2014

Three English authors

Three English authors whose work inspired Japanese film-maker and artist Hayao Miyazaki.

Diana Wynne Jones
Books: Howl's Moving Castle, Dark Lord of Derkholm

Rosemary Sutcliff
Books: The Lantern Bearers, The Sword and the Circle

Philippa Pearce
Books: Tom's Midnight Garden

March 7, 2014


Zokko was a BBC television programme for children that ran on Saturday mornings between 1968 and 1970. It was devised by veteran children's TV producer Molly Cox, and featured a mixture of animations, film clips, magic and narrated cartoons. The show was named after its "presenter", a talking pinball machine (designed by Mike Ellis, the father of Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis, and grandfather of singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor) which introduced the clips and then scored them in its robotic voice e.g. "Zokko, Score 7". (wiki)