Galaxy of stories

Also via The Times: The Galaxy of Stories, "where famous names from the worlds of film, TV and comedy tell memorable children’s stories and bring them to life in their own unique way. In this section, parents can download new stories each week to keep the family entertained at home or in the car." Sponsored by Classic Fm and Ford, a new podcast is added each week. Examples on the site so far include:

Cinderella: Will Cinders be doomed to the life of a skivvy? Ashley Jensen has the answer.

The Princess and the Pea: Samantha Morton describes how to tell a true princess in this classic fairytale .

Little Red Riding Hood: Hungry for more? Tune in to Miranda Richardson as she tells the complete story.

Alice in Wonderland: Imelda Staunton reads the complete tale of Alice’s extraordinary adventures.

Sinbad: Join Christopher Eccleston as he reads Sinbad, a gripping tale of wild seas and wild laughs.

The Snow Queen: Absolutely Fabulous star Joanna Lumley reads a chilling version of The Snow Queen.

The Golden Goose: Hear comedian Harry Enfield read a new and exciting version of the cautionary tale

The Emperor’s Birthday Suit: Richard E Grant reads a comical take on an old story.