Other works of W H Wood

William Wood wrote extensively for BBC Radio, which included his first two works, in 1949. All of his stories that were broadcast for Children's Hour in the 1950s were collected together into the book Stories for Telling and are not listed separately here.

A number of his short stories were also broadcast on the regular "BBC Morning Story" slot. Those for which broadcast records could be found are listed below; however, there are others which are presumed unpublished.

William Wood in later life also wrote a number of articles for "countryside" publications, including Lincolnshire Life, The Poacher, The Countryman and Evergreen, amongst others


Thring of Uppingham

Written for BBC Birmingham, and broadcast 13 October 1949

A dramatised documentary about Edward Thring, innovative headmaster of Uppingham School, who transformed a small country grammar into one of Britain's renowned public schools.

Stormy Petrel

Written for BBC Birmingham, c. 1949

A documentary about Thomas Paine, the revolutionary writer born in Norfolk, regarded by many as an unsung Founding Father of the United States of America. You can find out more information about Thomas Paine here.

(Tom Paine was the subject of a Bob Dylan song on the album John Wesley Harding, although this isn't something that would have greatly impressed William Wood.)

BBC Morning Stories from Wales

"Shady Business"
Read by Dillwyn Owen, and broadcast on 12 February 1965
"The Spellbinder"
Read by Dillwyn Owen, and broadcast on 26 March 1965
"The Man Who Had No Imagination"
Read by Wyn Calvin, and broadcast on 7 July 1966

A Tale of my Grandfather

First published in Lincolnshire Life magazine, December 1977

Childhood memories of Burton-on-Stather.

Original text reproduced here under copyright conditions, and with agreement from Lincolnshire Life magazine.

The Man Who Had No Imagination and other Tall Tales

Unpublished

A collection of tall tales, including those broadcast as BBC Morning Stories:

  • The Man Who Had No Imagination
  • Dowlass
  • Mystery Tour
  • Shady Business
  • Beasts Rising
  • The Spellbinder
  • My Brother Chester
  • The Midas Touch
  • Abracadabra
  • Whatever Happened to Charlie Bates?
  • Where The Porleys Went

There and Back (A walk with my grandfather)

First published in Lincolnshire Life/The Poacher magazine, 1996

Childhood memories of Burton-on-Stather.

Original text reproduced here under copyright conditions, and with agreement from Lincolnshire Life magazine.

Pomposo and his Merry Muddles

Unpublished

A sequel to Perils of Pacifico.

Unpublished text reproduced here under copyright conditions.

The Deddo Time

Unpublished

A novel about disastrous effects of pesticides getting into the food chain. Echoes the style of John Wyndham.