BBC pre-school channel CBeebies had hired Tom Hardy to recite six Bedtime Stories. Here’s how it all panned out.
Returning with Some Brand New Stories!
The actor, Hardy, proved to be the long-running strand’s most famous celebrity storyteller when he first appeared in 2016. The Peaky Blinders and Inception star will interpret one story a night later this month over a week. There’s a sixth story as well that air later in the year. Beginning April 27, Hardy will read:
- Hug Me by Simone Ciraolo
- Under The Same Sky by Robert Vescio and Nicky Johnston
- There’s A Tiger In The Garden by Lizzy Stewart
- Don’t Worry, Little Crab by Chris Haughton
- The Problem With Problems by Rachel Rooney and Zehra Hicks
Felipe, the young cactus!
For some of the novels, Tom, who was accompanied by his beloved French bulldog, Blue, will read his first, Hug Me. It is by Simone Ciraolo. He will read on CBeebies on Monday, April 27, at 6.50 pm. It’s about the young cactus Felipe who wants a hug, but his family isn’t the touchy-feeling kind. So he’s going to find his own mate-and a hug. Tom opens the story and says: “Hello. My name is Tom. Often, I feel strong and happy on a day like this. But I need someone to hug me on certain days. Tonight’s bedtime story is all about Felipe, a little cactus that needs a hug too.
A Reputation For Attracting Big Names!
The BBC said its Bedtime Stories 2016 outing had created more than 1 M requests on BBC iPlayer streamer. It has been placed ahead of those who have contributed to it. The line, with past readers like David Schwimmer, Rosamund Pike, and Stephen Graham, has a reputation for drawing big names. Up to the end of Dec 2019, Tom Hardy’s CBeebies Bedtime Stories is recorded 1.07 million times on BBC iPlayer.