Alan Davies chats exclusively with David Melling
April 28, 2016

David Melling with Alan Davies in the recording studio for Living Paintings

Comedian, actor and star of QI, Alan Davies, recently went into the studio to record the audio description for our Touch to See version of Hugless Douglas. He did a brilliant job of capturing the humour of this tale of a lovable brown bear cub called Douglas who’s in search of the perfect hug.

Hugless Douglas Living Paintings

We invited our children’s author-in-residence and creator of Hugless Douglas, David Melling, to join Alan in the studio and recorded their chat. He also did this fabulous doodle for us (although Alan didn’t actually sit on Douglas’ lap – a touch of artistic licence there!).

David doodling Alan Davies

They then shared stories about life as a children’s author, inspiration and why you shouldn’t be afraid to try your hand at drawing. Listen to highlights of their entertaining chat below:

Hugless Douglas will be coming to our Touch to See library soon. You can pre-order a copy now by visiting our online library.


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