Radio 4 Paddington special nears

Tune in tomorrow for a one-off programme on popular character Paddington Bear.
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A one-off special on Radio 4 will air tomorrow as part of Paddington Bear's 50th birthday celebrations.

Earlier this month, the channel placed 50 bears across train stations in the UK, with finders encourged to take them home.

The programme will feature children's author Michael Morpurgo talking to the finders of the bears, hearing how and where they found them, their favourite Paddington memories and what the character means to them.

Interwoven with these stories will be a chat with author Michael Bond. He will be talking about how he came to write A Bear Called Paddington in 1958 and why he thinks the character has stood the test of time.

Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson - the recipient of the first Paddington Bear soft toy - will also be offering his thoughts.

Please Look After This Bear is on BBC Radio 4 on Saturday March 1st at 10.30am.

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