TV and radio interviews and media coverage

Audio Interviews

  • BBC Radio 4 Front Row interview Love to Read – a feature on discovering forgotten classics with Francesca 4th November 2016 – Click here to listen to audio
  • BBC Radio 4 You and Yours interview What Inspired You To Read – a feature on reading for pleasure including an interview with Francesca 16th February 2016 – Click here to listen to audio
  • BBC Radio 2 with Chris Evans Breakfast show 20th January 2015 – Click here to listen to audio
  • BBC Radio 2 Arts Show with Joe Haddow at the Hay Festival 2014 – Click here to listen to audio (start at 38:51)
  • BBC Radio 2 with Chris Evans Breakfast show – Click here to listen to audio clip
  • BBC Radio 2 with Simon Mayo Drivetime – Click here to listen to the audio clip
  • BBC Radio 2 with Steve Wright in the Afternoon- Click here to listen to the audio clip
  • Francesca Simon’s Desert Island Discs on the BBC iPlayer – Click here to listen to the audio clip
  • BBC Radio 4 Front Row – Click here to listen to the audio clip
  • Justonemorebook.com podcast – Click here to listen to the audio clip
  • BBC Radio 2 – Click here to listen to the audio clip
  • BBC Radio 4 Women’s hour – Click here to listen to the audio clip

 Video Interviews

  • Francesca Simon on Channel 4 Weekend Kitchen 31st May 2014 – click here to watch programme
  • Francesca Simon appears on World book Day video. She explains how to use words to bring characters to life, a talk on World Book Day. Please click here to see the video, and you will be able to see Francesca Simon from 40 minutes in, for 5 mins.
  • The chess pieces that inspired Horrid Henry author – Read more on the article on “The Telegraph” website.
  • Horrid Henry Rocks by Francesca Simon – Click here to Get ready to ROCK with Horrid Henry and the Killer Boy Rats!
  • Hay festival bookshop challenge – Click here to watch Francesca on the Hay festival bookshop challenge, to find a secondhand jewel for just ten pounds
  • London Book fair Podcast – Click here to listen to Francesca speaking at the London Book Fair 2008
  • Helping Hercules – Click here to watch the video clip
  • Horrid Henry’s Stinkbomb – Click here to watch the video clip
  • Horrid Henry’s Underpants – Click here to watch the video clip
  • Francesca Simon and Miranda Richardson interviewed at the Edinburgh Book Festival 2008.