A spin-off series from "Jackanory", was "Jackanory Playhouse" (1972-85), which was a series of thirty-minute dramatisations. These included a dramatisation by Philip Glassborow of the comical A. A. Milne story "The Princess Who Couldn't Laugh". The show's title comes from an old English nursery rhyme: I'll tell you a story, about Jack a Nory , and now my story's begun, I'll tell you another, of Jack and his brother, and now my story is done. The rhyme was first recorded in the publication The Top Book of All, for little Masters and Misses, which appeared about 1760.
Paul Gerard Kennedy
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