500 Words’ Bedtime Stories

500 Words’ Bedtime Stories

By BBC Radio 2

Bedtime stories for kids, written by kids. A selection of sensational stories from the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show 500 Words competition.

Episodes

Happy Endings

500 Words is back for its 10th competition and that means the podcast is too. In this episode the Diddies find themselves stuck In a video game and Dick and Dom fight dragons to find the golden chalice and help rescue those dynamic Diddies . They also share some of the finalist stories from 2020's 500 Words Competition written by YOU. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick & Dom take it away with some fabulous actors reading ‘The Countdown’ ‘The Talk’ ‘Don't Bring a Lion to School’ ‘The Boy With a Wobbly Tooth’ ‘Grandma's Worst Hobby’ ‘Mischief and Mayhem at the Menacing Zoo’ ‘ The Grocery Shop Breakout ‘ ‘The Gnomes of Sherbet Springs ‘ and ‘The Rise of the Phoenix’ and listen out for a special guest reading by Radio 2’s very own Vanessa Feltz .
05/06/2037m 31s

Teamwork Makes The Dream Work!

500 Words is back for it's 10th competition and that means the podcast is too. In this episode Dick and Dom head to Spy Camp and have been sent on a secret mission to deliver some of the finalist stories from 2020's 500 Words Competition, written by YOU. Listen out for BBC Radio 2's Breakfast show travel guru Richie Anderson who stopped by to read a story. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick & Dom take it away with some fabulous actors reading 'Charlie the Hero Dog' 'Chippy Tom and the Gulls of Gloucester' 'Roary and the Giant Bloomers' 'The Bus Driver Who Turned To Crime' 'The Colourful Comedian' 'The First Ever Chocolate Milk' 'Mr Nosey Parker’s Zoo for Nosey Animals' 'Cats-By a Dog's (maybe) perspective' and 'Harry Snotter'
29/05/2036m 30s

What Adventures Will You Go On Today?

Dick & Dom take on Earth's highest mountain above sea level. From a biscuit-loving Goose to a slinky that saves it all, how will they fare? Hopefully some of this week's stories written by YOU will help them on their quest! So, whether it's bedtime listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick & Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading 'The Mars Theory', 'The Super Kangaroos', 'An Astro Adventure', 'The Fisherman's Tale', 'The Dings and the Dongs', 'The Picture', 'Sharing the Sky', 'Timmy Spider and the Golden Scroll', and 'The Game of Life'.
22/05/2036m 53s

It’s Up To You How Far You’ll Go. If You Don’t Try, You’ll Never Know!

500 Words is back for it's 10th competition and that means the podcast is too. In this episode Dom plans a Balloon ride , Dick isn't so keen but those diddies get involved and they all learn that it's up to you how far you go, if you don't try you'll never know. They also share some of the finalist stories from 2020's 500 Words Competition written by YOU. Listen out for BBC Asian Networks Harpz Kaur who stops by to read a story. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick & Dom take it away with some fabulous actors reading 'Anything is possible' 'The Bird Feeder ' 'Wizard Bob’s brilliant idea' 'Sam and Alf ' 'The diary of a £5 note' 'Night Knight!' 'Pirate Pilates' 'The Curse of Pageton Manor' and 'The Beautiful Game'.
15/05/2040m 40s

With a Little Determination...

500 Words is back for it's 10th competition and that means the podcast is too. In this episode Dick helps Dom audition for the circus and they learn you can do anything with a little bit of determination. They also share some of the finalist stories from 2020's 500 Words Competition written by YOU. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick & Dom take it away with some fabulous actors reading 'The Day Football Saved the World!!!', 'The Boy who Came by Boat', 'Over the Gate', 'The Winning Goal', 'All Creatures Need to Get Out of Here', 'Will I Get Out?', 'Shoo!', The Old Rabbit', The Pain from the Rain' and 'For the Last Time'. Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words.
08/05/2038m 58s

And The Winner is.......

The 500 Words Competition is back for it's 10th year and that means the podcast is too. In this episode Dick & Dom introduce some of the top stories from past years, written by YOU. Each story won a shiny Gold medal. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick & Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading 'Lost Underground', 'All The Time in the World ' It’s a Wide World'' Fight for Life' 'e-courtroom.com' 'Poor Pig’s Revenge' 'Mr BB Wolf ' 'The Kindest of Strangers''The Poo Fairy'' Dancing on the Streets' Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words.
01/05/2034m 15s

Wiley Words and Pesky Punctuation

The 500 Words Competition is back for it's 10th year and that means the podcast is too. In this episode Dick & Dom are delayed by a clever riddle by those pesky diddies, while they share more stories written by YOU. However, Dick and Dom strike back with a clever riddle of their own. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick & Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading 'Speaking With No Words','My Dysgraphic Word Zoo', 'The Word That Wouldn't Come Out', 'The Full Stop That Wanted To Be Different', 'Alone', and '500 Words To Literary Hell'. Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words.
24/04/2021m 11s

Mighty Misfits

The 500 Words Competition is back for it's 10th year and that means the podcast is too. In this episode Dick & Dom have a ten headed monster problem while they share more stories written by YOU. Also look out for Diddy Dick & Dom who swoop in to save the day. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick & Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading 'The Boy Who Wished to be a Girl','The Day the Door Opened', 'Hamish the Tap Dancing Sheep', Sedwick and the Unicorn', 'The Problem With Being Invisible', and 'The Knight That Loved To Knit'. Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words.
17/04/2028m 24s

Fairytales and Fantasy

The 500 Words Competition is back for it's 10th year and that means the podcast is too. In this episode Dick & Dom are off to the land of fairytales and fantasy while they share more stories written by YOU. There's an ancient beast, talking pigs and please note - No Bagpipes were harmed in the making of this podcast. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick & Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading 'The Ball and the Beast','Snow Blood Window Frame', 'The Three Little Pigs and What Wolf', 'The Office Party', 'Dresses By Drizella' and 'Is This The Real Life, Or is This Just Fantasy'. Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words.
10/04/2025m 35s

Magical Tales

The 500 Words Competition is back for its 10th year and that means the podcast is too. In this episode Dick & Dom are given a magic wand which grants 3 wishes but those dastardly Diddies burst in and take over. But at least they remember to share some more magical stories written by YOU. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick & Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading 'Fragile Freya’ ‘Orion Goes On Holiday’ ‘My Brother is magical’ ‘The Dream’ ‘My Time again’ and ‘The Cloud Faerie’ Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words
03/04/2025m 54s

A Taste Of Freedom

The 500 Words Competition is back for it's 10th year and that means the podcast is too. In this episode Diddy Dick & Diddy Dom have been stuck inside a box while they share more stories written by YOU. Also look out for Dick & Dom who swoop into help. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick & Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading 'A Life Sentence','Left', 'What Am I?', 'The Terrible Claw', and 'Reality'. Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words.
27/03/2024m 39s

Technology

The 500 Words Competition is back for it's 10th year and that means the podcast is too. In this episode Dick & Dom are pushed into a cupboard by the pesky Diddies Dick and Dom and a Robotic cleaner goes on the rampage while they share more stories written by YOU. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick & Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading 'Kindness Never Dies ,'An App Story', 'The Sleeping Beauty', AI, and The Messenger Of The Gods'. Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words.
20/03/2023m 37s

All The Colours

The 500 Words Competition is back for it's 10th year and that means the podcast is too. In this episode Dick & Dom are trying to restore all the colours to world, while they share some coloured themed stories written by YOU. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick & Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading 'The Colour of Temper', 'Blue Cool', 'Cameron the Chameleon', 'Monochrome' and 'The Colour of Life'. Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words.
13/03/2023m 19s

Our Natural World

The 500 Words Competition is back for it's 10th year and that means the podcast is too. In this episode Dick & Dom are lost in a jungle and get by with a little help from new friends, while they share more stories written by YOU. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick & Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading 'The Supermarket Scamp' ,'The Day My Pet Saved The World', Why Did the Chicken..., 'Ego or Eco, 'Just Three Words ' and 'Trouble in Hufflefuffle'. Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words.
06/03/2027m 41s

Heaps Of Heroism

The 500 Words Competition is back for it's 10th year and that means the podcast is too. In this episode Dick & Dom are kicking back and relaxing with a good book, while they share more stories written by YOU. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, you can also sit back and let Dick & Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading 'When the Soldiers Came', 'Hollywood's End', 'Clot and the Antibody Army, 'The Rainbow Alien' and 'A Walk in the Park'. Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words.
28/02/2022m 15s

The Big Smoke

The 500 Words Competition is back for it's 10th year and that means the podcast is too. In this episode Dick & Dom are putting together a giant marble run while they share more stories written by YOU. Also look out for Diddy Dick & Dom who swoop into help. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick & Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading 'The Spirit of the Globe','Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red', 'The London Underground', 'The Day London Stopped Working', 'Alone', and 'Toxin on the Tube'. Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words.
21/02/2025m 5s

Better Together

The 500 Words Competition is back for it's 10th year and that means the podcast is too. In this episode Dick & Dom are putting together a giant marble run while they share more stories written by YOU. Also look out for Diddy Dick & Dom who swoop into help. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick & Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading 'The Old Guitarist', 'Tyrannos-oral-hygiene', 'Something's Scon Wrong', 'The Great British Marble Run', 'Bamboo Magic' and 'Mind the Gap'. Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words.
14/02/2026m 15s

Other Worlds

The 500 Words Competition is back for it's 10th year and that means the podcast is too. In this episode Dick and Dom head to the EPIC Space Centre to share some 'other worldly' stories written by YOU. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick and Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading 'Empty Space', “Hey Botty, Stop', 'Just Another', 'A World Away', '2052' and 'A Stellar Job'. Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words.
07/02/2028m 36s

The Memory Palace

In this episode Dick & Dom receive an invite to the memory palace from Diddy Dick & Dom to share this week's stories, written by YOU. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick and Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading 'Grandpa’s Ballet Shoes', 'Memories of Summer', 'The Forgotten Post Box', 'The Trinket Box' , 'Ghost’s Can’t Dance' and 'Forget-Me-Not'. Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words.
31/01/2025m 16s

The Force of Fate

In this episode Dick & Dom are leaving it up to fate to share this week's stories, written by YOU. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick and Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading 'Monopoly', Thought, 'No Bear-Shirt Tall', 'I Should've Stayed at Home', The Thief of Wishes' and 'Anne Wilson'. Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words.
24/01/2027m 39s

500 Words Returns with a Gaggle of Giggles

The 500 Words Competition is back for it's 10th year and that means the podcast is too. In this episode Dick and Dom are showcasing some stories that are made to make you laugh, written by YOU. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick and Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading 'The Boy Who Ate the Dictionary', 'PANTS!', 'Pumping Princess Pumpletoot', 'Period 3 with William Shakespeare' and 'Medusa's Makeover'. Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words.
17/01/2022m 50s

Ever So Eclectic

In this episode, Dick and Dom are showcasing delightfully different stories written by YOU. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick and Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading ‘The Mysterious Shadow’, ‘Samuel’s First Holiday’, ‘Happy Holiday’, ‘Food Wars – The Vegetables Strike Back’, and ‘Piri the Vegetarian Piranha’. Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words.
07/06/1916m 20s

Wild and Wacky

In this episode, Dick and Dom are showcasing wonderfully wacky stories written by YOU. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick and Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading ‘The Boy with Wold Feet’, ‘The Algorithm’, ‘The Nit Gorilla’, ‘Sprout Boy’, ‘Wrestling with Nan’ and ‘Roman Londinium and the Mayor of Newham’. Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words.
31/05/1921m 37s

Spectacular Outer-Space

In this episode, Dick and Dom build a rocket and head into outer-space, whilst showcasing out-of-this-world stories written by YOU. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick and Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading ‘The Starmakers’, ‘Rainbow Planet Adventure’, ‘The Lonely Particle’, ‘Llama Space Adventure’ and ‘Walid’s Tooth’. Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words.
24/05/1921m 34s

Teary Tales

In this episode, Dick and Dom spend the day together, showcasing sad stories written by YOU. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick and Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading ‘Under the Inky Black Universe’, ‘The Target’, ‘Eternally Waiting’, ‘Stonething’ and ‘Paper Dog’. Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words.
17/05/1919m 59s

Perfect Poems

In this episode, Dick and Dom share an amazing array of artsy stories and poems written by YOU. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick and Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading ‘A Poor Old Mouse’, ‘If This If That’, ‘Handman’, ‘ Winter is….’ and ‘What Being Welsh Means to me’. Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words.
10/05/1912m 49s

Sensational Self-confidence!

In this episode, Dick and Dom are skateboarding, whilst sharing a collection of confident stories written by YOU, to make sure that you don’t stop believing! So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick and Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading ‘Tiger in My Tummy’, ‘The Everyday Noises’, ‘A Dog’s Life’, and ‘Bob And The Banana’. Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words.
03/05/1919m 49s

Magical Mayhem!

In this episode, Dick and Dom share a handful of mystical tales written by YOU. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick and Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading ‘Wishes’, ‘Twinkle’s Friends Save Her Sparkle’, ‘A Wolf’s Tale’, ‘Lucy the Mermaid Hero’ and ‘Jungle the Adventure’. Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words.
26/04/1920m 50s

Jolly Jokes!

In this episode, Dick and Dom share some silly wisecracks to get you giggling and to celebrate some funny stories written by YOU. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick and Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading ‘The Funny Onion’, ‘The Extremely Fat Cat’, ‘The Three Little Pigs: The True Story’, ‘A Chicken Story’ and ‘Story about a Beastly Teacher’. Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words.
19/04/1921m 10s

Marvelous Mates

In this episode, Dick and Dom celebrate their 'friendaversary' to celebrate some friendship stories written by YOU. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick and Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading ‘The Whale and the Troll’ , ‘All of a Flutter’,‘The Octopus who Wanted to Play’, ‘Harry the Lonely Polar Bear’, ‘One by One’ and ‘The Goblin who Learnt to be Nice’. Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words.
12/04/1922m 17s

Super Spooky!

In this week’s episode, Dick and Dom are off to a haunted house to present some of the oh-so spooky stories written by YOU. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick and Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading ‘The Doll House’, ‘The Words of Truth’, ‘Lock Your Door’, ‘The Marsh House’, and ‘Hardstone Sparkbush and The Life of a Photo’. To find out more about 500 Words visit bbc.co.uk/500Words.
05/04/1924m 44s

Fabulous Families

In this episode, Dick and Dom have an evening at the fairground to present some lovely nearest and dearest stories YOU wrote last year. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick and Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading 'The Adventure Diary', 'Visiting Hours in Heaven', 'My Brother is a Shape-shifter', 'Olivia Chambers’ Adventure', 'A Reunion'. Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words.
29/03/1922m 37s

Learning Lessons!

In this episode, Dick and Dom learn some lessons of their own in the park and present some teaching moment stories YOU wrote last year. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick and Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading 'The Boy Who Loved Lollipops', 'Penelope the Poodle Who’s Tail Would Not Wag', 'The Great Minecraft Tree', 'Never Judge a Polar Bear by its Growl', and 'The Dove with No Love'. Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words.
22/03/1917m 54s

Repulsive Rubbish!

In this episode, Dick and Dom are off on a camping trip to present some plastic, rubbish and recycling stories YOU wrote last year. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick and Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading 'The Blossom Swan', 'Don’t Drop Litter', 'A Rubbish Story', 'Bob and the Plastic Pirates', 'Save the World – Turn Down the Heating!' and 'Fin and the McWasters'. Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words.
15/03/1921m 46s

Gruesome Greens!

In this episode, Dick and Dom head to the groceries aisle of the supermarket to present some vegetable stories YOU wrote last year. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick and Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading 'The Gods of Olympus and the Unwanted Vegetables', 'Meat vs Veg – The War Begins', 'Mrs Turnip' and 'Sad Sprout'. Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words.
08/03/1917m 52s

Pesky Pets!

In this episode, Dick and Dom take a trip to an animal shelter to present some playful pet stories YOU wrote last year. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick and Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading 'The Lost Pug', 'Popkin', 'Norman of the Nile', 'Marley's Marvellous Muddy Adventure ' and 'A Tortoise's Dream Come True'. Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words.
01/03/1920m 46s

Mission Impossible!

In this episode, Dick and Dom head off on a mission to present some amazing adventure stories YOU wrote last year. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration, sit back and let Dick and Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading 'Leilah’s Search for her Best Friend', 'Saving The Ride', 'The Penguin Who Could Fly', 'The Quest to the Fire Breathing Volcano' and 'Target Neutralised'. Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words.
22/02/1920m 31s

Thrilling Things!

This week Dick and Dom are clearing out their attic to present some amazing animal stories YOU wrote last year. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration sit back and let Dick and Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading 'Strike', 'The Hole in The Wall', 'Leaving Home', 'The Red Balloon', 'Lights of the Night' and 'The Socks'. Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words.
15/02/1922m 36s

Amazing Animals!

In this episode, Dick and Dom head off on safari to present some amazing animal stories YOU wrote last year. So whether it’s bed-time listening or some writing inspiration sit back and let Dick and Dom take it away with the BBC Radio Drama Company reading 'Fox the Dog', 'Hard to Be Me', 'Spencer Saves the Day', 'The Myth of the Mountain Wolf' and 'The Guardian Shark'. Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words.
08/02/1919m 41s

500 Words Final 2018

Dick and Dom are back for the first 2019 episode of your stories. In this episode, they look back at the 2018 winning stories featuring Dara Ó Briain reading 'Agent Ramsbottom and the Mysterious Fish and Chips', Jason Isaacs with 'AI', 'The Little Messenger' read by Jim Broadbent, Amanda Abbington with 'A God Vacancy', David Walliams reads 'The Poo Fairy' and 'Dancing on the Streets' read by Shobna Gulati. Find out more about 500 Words at bbc.co.uk/500Words.
01/02/1926m 19s

Wild Card: part 2

From fierce pre-historic feminists to robotic dystopian enemies, Dick and Dom find our final 'wild card' entries from the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show 500 Words competition 2018
07/09/1816m 27s

Wild Card: part 1

From contraband chips to a teacher big on the hips, Dick and Dom are on the case for some 'wild card' entries from the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show 500 Words competition 2018
07/09/1814m 49s

Making a Difference

From a colour converting Chameleon to an astounding architect, Dick and Dom present some of the top 50 stories from the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show 500 Words competition 2018
07/09/1817m 46s

Higher Powers

From a God abdicating, to a weather-hacker activating, Dick and Dom present some of the top 50 stories from the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show 500 Words competition 2018
07/09/1824m 28s

Not Quite As They Seem

Peculiar perspectives and varied views, Dick and Dom present some of the top 50 stories from the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show 500 Words competition 2018
07/09/1817m 39s

Journeys

From a football fanatic, to a fairy with a quirky career, Dick and Dom present some of the top 50 stories from the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show 500 Words competition 2018
07/09/1823m 54s

Animal, Vegetable or Mineral

From a meticulous mouse, to a superstar spring onion, Dick and Dom present some of the top 50 stories from the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show 500 Words competition 2018
07/09/1820m 36s

Elders

From teeth that gleam to a winged go-between, Dick and Dom present some of the top 50 stories from the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show 500 Words competition 2018
07/09/1828m 48s

Conflict

From refuge to retaliation, and from tennis balls to bullets, Dick and Dom present some of the top 50 stories from the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show 500 Words competition 2018.
07/09/1826m 7s

The Great Outdoors

From tangoing trees to miraculous machines, Dick and Dom present some of the top 50 stories from the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show 500 Words competition 2018
07/09/1823m 14s

Time and Space

From pesky planets to dynamic dinosaurs, Dick and Dom present some of the top 50 stories from the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show 500 Words competition 2018
07/09/1822m 18s

Crime and Punishment

From bad bugs to dastardly days of the week, Dick and Dom present some of the top 50 stories from the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show 500 Words competition 2018
07/09/1819m 31s

500 Words Final 2017

We take a look back at the BBC Radio 2 500 Words 2017 Final, as superstar celebs including David Walliams and Jenny Agutter read the winning stories live from the Tower of London.
07/09/1825m 36s

Amazing Animals

Bedtime stories for kids, written by kids. From rebellious rats to eager elephants, animal antics from the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show 500 Words competition.
07/09/1817m 41s

Food For Thought

Bedtime stories for kids, written by kids. From brave biscuits to goal-scoring greens, tasty tales from the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show 500 Words competition.
07/09/1812m 18s

Watery Worlds

Bedtime stories for kids, written by kids. From wondrous whirlpools to plucky pond goblins, underwater adventures from the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show 500 Words competition.
07/09/1814m 29s

A Mind Of Their Own

Bedtime stories for kids, written by kids. From cunning carrots to magical mops, curious tales from the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show 500 Words competition.
07/09/1816m 3s

Sizzling Slapstick

Bedtime stories for kids, written by kids. From soaring sloths to bubble trouble, tummy-tickling tales from the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show 500 Words competition.
07/09/1817m 26s

Teary Tales

Bedtime stories for kids, written by kids. From misplaced memories to bittersweet goodbyes, tender tales from the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show 500 Words competition.
07/09/1817m 23s

An Ode To Mother Earth

Bedtime stories for kids, written by kids. From ocean giants to the plight of Pluto, wonders of the world from the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show 500 Words competition.
07/09/1815m 25s

Canine Companions

Bedtime stories for kids, written by kids. From paddling pooches to the power of puppy eyes, tail-wagging tales from the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show 500 Words competition.
07/09/1812m 47s

Hope

Bedtime stories for kids, written by kids. From amazing elephants to strangers in new lands, heartfelt tales from the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show 500 Words competition.
07/09/1818m 3s

Believe In Yourself

Bedtime stories for kids, written by kids. From Parisian pie-makers to finding new friends, motivational stories from the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show 500 Words competition.
07/09/1816m 58s

Musical Mayhem

Bedtime stories for kids, written by kids. From pop star pigs to magical trombones, tales to treat your ears from the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show 500 Words competition.
07/09/1815m 28s

Talking To The Animals

Bedtime stories for kids, written by kids. From adventurous owls to paddling pigs, amazing animal stories from the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show 500 Words competition.
07/09/1813m 57s

Something Spooky

Bedtime stories for kids, written by kids. From mysterious visitors to moonlit walks in the woods, spooky stories from the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show 500 Words competition.
07/09/1814m 55s

Trumptastic

Bedtime stories for kids, written by kids. Tales about the 2017 Oxford Children's Word of the Year - Trump! From the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show 500 Words competition.
07/09/1818m 7s

A Gaggle of Giggles

Bedtime stories for kids, written by kids. From bean-loving boys to risky recipes, tales to make you titter from the BBC Radio 2 Breakfast Show 500 Words competition.
07/09/1814m 57s

Comedy

Written by kids: a selection of side-splitting stories. From Chris Evans’ 500 Words story competition. Presented by Dick and Dom
07/09/1823m 27s

Animals

Written by kids: amazing adventures in the animal kingdom. From Chris Evans 500 Words story competition. Presented by Dick and Dom.
07/09/1818m 51s

A Question of Perspective

Written by kids: a unique look at the world. From Chris Evans 500 Words story competition. Presented by Dick and Dom.
07/09/1815m 1s

Heroes

Written by kids: tales of honour and bravery.  From Chris Evans’ 500 Words story competition. Presented by Dick and Dom.
07/09/1818m 34s

Magic and Martians

Written by kids: intergalactic encounters and magical mischief. From 500 Words comp
07/09/1818m 27s

Triumph

Written by kids: cookie conquests and other tales of victory. From Chris Evans’ 500 Words story competition. Presented by Dick and Dom.
07/09/1818m 7s

Crime and Punishment

Written by kids: stories about vagabonds and vigilantes. From Chris Evans’ 500 Words story competition. Presented by Dick and Dom.
07/09/1822m 38s

Horror

Written by kids: a selection of nail-biting tales. From Chris Evans’ 500 Words story competition. Presented by Dick and Dom.
07/09/1817m 3s

Bittersweet Love

Written by kids: a selection of stories to pull on your heart-strings. From Chris Evans’ 500 Words story competition. Presented by Dick and Dom.
07/09/1818m 51s

Nature

Written by kids: wonders of the natural world. From Chris Evans 500 Words story competition. Presented by Dick and Dom.
07/09/1819m 50s

Fight For Life by Sofia Zambuto

Fight For Life by Sofia Zambuto. Read by Jane Slavin from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 9 and under category.
07/09/183m 18s

The Wash Trolls by Thomas Graham

The Wash Trolls by Thomas Graham. Read by Neet Mohan from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 9 and Under category.
07/09/183m 9s

The Brumbies by William Gaskell

The Brumbies by William Gaskell. Read by Jane Slavin from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 9 and under category.
07/09/183m 29s

My Warrior Cat by Rory Lewis

My Warrior Cat by Rory Lewis. Read by Neet Mohan from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 9 and Under category.
07/09/183m 39s

Sammy Troot And The Lady With The Kind Face And Diamond Tiara by Frankie Jeffries

Sammy Troot And The Lady With The Kind Face And Diamond Tiara by Frankie Jeffries. Read by Jane Slavin from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 9 and under category.
07/09/183m 48s

The Friendship by Sophie Blake

The Friendship by Sophie Blake. Read by Neet Mohan from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 9 and Under category.
07/09/183m 25s

The Arctic Fox by Natalie Miles

The Arctic Fox by Natalie Miles. Read by David Hounslow from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 9 and Under category.
07/09/183m 27s

Watching the Animals by Eleanor Hetherington

Watching the Animals by Eleanor Hetherington. Read by David Hounslow from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 9 and Under category.
07/09/183m 5s

The Blue Ribbon by Dylan Clements

The Blue Ribbon by Dylan Clements. Read by Rhiannon Neads from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 9 and under category.
07/09/183m 41s

The Brightest Star by Immy Chatfield

The Brightest Star by Immy Chatfield. Read by Chris Pavlo from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 9 and under category.
07/09/184m 1s

A Gift From Great Aunt Lucy by Millicent Chinnock

A Gift From Great Aunt Lucy by Millicent Chinnock. Read by Rhiannon Neads from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 9 and under category.
07/09/184m 0s

The Plane Crash by Joel Gooder

The Plane Crash by Joel Gooder. Read by Chris Pavlo from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 9 and under category.
07/09/183m 59s

Autism and Me by Lia Filby

Autism and Me by Lia Filby. Read by Rhiannon Neads from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 9 and Under category.
07/09/182m 7s

It's a Dog's Fate! by Ajay Newgrosh

It's a Dog's Fate! by Ajay Newgrosh. Read by Neet Mohan from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 9 and Under category.
07/09/183m 7s

Syndro and The Worms by Max Baker

Syndro and The Worms by Max Baker. Read by Chris Pavlo from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 9 and under category.
07/09/183m 55s

Ghosts Can't Dance by Charlotte Healy

Ghosts Can't Dance by Charlotte Healy. Read by Rhiannon Neads from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 9 and under category.
07/09/183m 47s

Algernon The Theatre Mouse by Sophia Johnson

Algernon The Theatre Mouse by Sophia Johnson. Read by Chris Pavlo from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 9 and under category.
07/09/183m 31s

The Word That Wouldn't Come Out by Robyn Fielding

The Word That Wouldn't Come Out by Robyn Fielding. Read by Jane Slavin from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 9 and Under category.
07/09/183m 2s

Lucy's Story by Anoushka Garg

Lucy's Story by Anoushka Garg. Read by Rhiannon Neads from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 10-13 years old category.
07/09/183m 14s

When Hitler Stole the Ballet Shoes by Mia Hyde

When Hitler Stole the Ballet Shoes by Mia Hyde. Read by Rhiannon Neads from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 10-13 Years Old category.
07/09/183m 39s

The First Migration by Katie Lees

The First Migration by Katie Lees. Read by David Hounslow from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 10-13 years old category.
07/09/183m 46s

Kalahari Princess by Isabel Hallett

Kalahari Princess by Isabel Hallett. Read by Jessica Turner from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 10-13 Years Old category.
07/09/184m 26s

The Frost by Jonathan Sreeves

The Frost by Jonathan Sreeves. Read by Chris Pavlo from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 10-13 years old category.
07/09/183m 36s

A World Away by Harry Hutchings

A World Away by Harry Hutchings. Read by David Hounslow from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 10-13 Years Old category.
07/09/183m 18s

The Armchair by Iona Cowie

The Armchair by Iona Cowie. Read by David Hounslow from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 10-13 Years Old category.
07/09/183m 33s

The Forgotten Celery by Annabel Bygrave

The Forgotten Celery by Annabel Bygrave. Read by Neet Mohan from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 10-13 Years Old category.
07/09/183m 8s

The Mermaid and the Glass Mustang by Ophelia Spracklen

The Mermaid and the Glass Mustang by Ophelia Spracklen. Read by Rhiannon Neads from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 10-13 Years Old category.
07/09/183m 24s

Nature Doesn't Judge by Eleanor Brown

Nature Doesn't Judge by Eleanor Brown. Read by Jane Slavin from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 10-13 Years Old category.
07/09/184m 23s

Sleeping Beauty by Tal Cohen

Sleeping Beauty by Tal Cohen. Read by Jessica Turner from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 10-13 years old category.
07/09/183m 40s

Cake Wars by Emily Potts

Cake Wars by Emily Potts. Read by Jane Slavin from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 9 and under category.
07/09/184m 1s

The Big Yellow Frilly Knickers by Amelie Clayden

The Big Yellow Frilly Knickers by Amelie Clayden. Read by Jane Slavin from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 9 and Under category.
07/09/183m 23s

The Right Royal Rumpus by Eliza Youdan

The Right Royal Rumpus by Eliza Youdan. Read by Neet Mohan from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 10-13 Years Old category.
07/09/183m 30s

The Astonishing Diary of a Depressed Sheep by Beth Grierson

The Astonishing Diary of a Depressed Sheep by Beth Grierson. Read by Chris Pavlo from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 10-13 years old category.
07/09/184m 24s

Londoner Pigeon by Hannah Sennouni

Londoner Pigeon by Hannah Sennouni. Read by Neet Mohan from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 10-13 Years Old category.
07/09/183m 6s

Trouble in Arctic by Andrew Parkinson

Trouble in Arctic by Andrew Parkinson. Read by Chris Pavlo from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 9 and under category.
07/09/183m 25s

Super Sausage Versus Evil Orange by Saffron Gore

Super Sausage Versus Evil Orange by Saffron Gore. Read by Jane Slavin from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 9 and under category.
07/09/183m 50s

Different Dad by Rhys Mulligan

Different Dad by Rhys Mulligan. Read by Neet Mohan from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 9 and Under category.
07/09/182m 48s

Another Day At War by Amy Stewart

Another Day At War by Amy Stewart. Read by Chris Pavlo from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 10-13 years old category.
07/09/183m 28s

The Den of Decay by Jessica Dahill Allen

The Den of Decay by Jessica Dahill Allen. Read by Rhiannon Neads from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 10-13 Years Old category.
07/09/183m 32s

This Is Not a Fairytale by Maia Roberts

This Is Not a Fairytale by Maia Roberts. Read by Jessica Turner from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 10-13 Years Old category.
07/09/184m 9s

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red by Dulcie Cooper

Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red by Dulcie Cooper. Read by David Hounslow from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 9 and Under category.
07/09/183m 50s

Blue by Lara Akhurst

Blue by Lara Akhurst. Read by Rhiannon Neads from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 10-13 Years Old category.
07/09/183m 42s

Life Through a Lens by Devan Wasan Singh

Life Through a Lens by Devan Wasan Singh. Read by David Hounslow from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 10-13 Years Old category.
07/09/183m 49s

Forget-Me-Not by Ella Higgins

Forget-Me-Not by Ella Higgins. Read by David Hounslow from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 10-13 Years Old category.
07/09/183m 37s

Sisters Will Be Sisters by Ella Charras

Sisters Will Be Sisters by Ella Charras. Read by Jessica Turner from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 5-9 Years Old category.
07/09/183m 43s

Lost In Time by Isabella Thorneycroft

Lost In Time by Isabella Thorneycroft. Read by Jessica Turner from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 10-13 years old category.
07/09/184m 17s

It's a Wide World by Amabel Smith

It's a Wide World by Amabel Smith. Read by Rhiannon Neads from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 10-13 Years Old category.
07/09/183m 36s

Masks by Ellie Stevenson

Masks by Ellie Stevenson. Read by Jessica Turner from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 10-13 Years Old category.
07/09/183m 0s

Saving Harold by William Gwynne

Saving Harold by William Gwynne. Read by Chris Pavlo from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 10-13 years old category.
07/09/184m 5s

A Whole New World by Olivia Goes

A Whole New World by Olivia Goes. Read by Jessica Turner from the BBC Radio Drama Company. A Top 50 shortlisted story from BBC Radio 2's 500 WORDS 2015 competition, in the 10-13 years old category.
07/09/183m 26s
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