"Could you believe me if I said I'd been right out of the world—outside this world—last summer?" — Eustace, to Jill Pole

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Cover of the CD release

The Horse and His Boy was produced in 2000 as a Radio Theatre production by Focus on the Family, The C. S. Lewis Company Ltd. and Tyndale Entertainment. It featured a full cast, orchestral music by John Campbell, and an introduction by Douglas Gresham. It was dramatised and directed by Paul McCusker, with additional direction by Philip Glassborow.

Broadcast History

On December 26th 2005, in Britain, BBC Radio broadcast the first four of the 'Chronicles' recordings back to back as complete, continuous performances. They were: The Magician's Nephew; The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe; The Horse and His Boy; and Prince Caspian. The remaining three Chronicles (The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader, The Silver Chair, and The Last Battle) were aired on BBC Radio in fifteen 50 minute episodes on consecutive weekdays from 22nd December 2006 to 10th January 2007.

Differences from the Book

  • A few minor characters are dropped. During the Narnians' secret council in Tashbaan, only Peridan, Sallowpad and Tumnus are present with Edmund and Susan. The two dwarfs who are present in the book are not mentioned, and their lines are given to Sallowpad. Likewise, when Shasta first arrives in Narnia, the first person he meets is Duffle the dwarf, and the animals he encounters in the book are not mentioned.
  • In the book, it's never made clear whether talking horses in Narnia do roll in the grass, or how Bree finds out, but in the radio play, King Lune informs him during their first meeting that talking horses, indeed, do roll in the grass, and that "they wouldn't be talking horses if they didn't."



  • Dave Arnold - Producer
  • Charlie Jarvis - Executive Producer
  • Kurt Bruner - Executive Producer
  • Al Janssen - Executive Producer


  • Mark Drury - Sound Design
  • John Campbell - Music Composer
  • Jim Scheffler - Orchestra Recording and Mixing at Martin Sound, Alhambra, California

Voice Recording

  • Mark Drury - Voice Recording Engineer
  • Dave Arnold - Voice Recording Engineer
  • Voice Tracks recorded at The Soundhouse, Ltd., London

CD Release

Tyndale Entertainment released a three disc recording of the radio play in 2000.

Disc 1
1. Prologue
2. The Deliverance of the Child
3. The Tarkaan Stranger
4. Bree-Hinny-Brinny-Hoohy-Hah
5. To Narnia and North!
6. A Wayside Adventure
7. The Pith of Aravis' Adventure
8. At the Gates of Tashbann
9. Shasta Falls in with the Narnians

Disc 2
1. The Prince Corin
2. The Tombs of the Acient Kings
3. Aravis and Lasaraleen
4. In the Tisroc's Chamber
5. Across the Desert
6. The Race to Anvard
7. Back With the Hermit
8. Rabadash's Harangue

Disc 3
1. One Who Has Been Waiting Long for You
2. Bree's Humbling
3. Shasta and the Dwarves
4. Gazing Into the Battle
5. No One's Story But Their Own
6. Prince Shasta
7. A Roll in the Grass
8. Rabadash the Ridiculous
9. The Rightful Heir
10. Epilogue

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