Having now listened to that BBC 4 Radio drama about the introduction of Franklin into Peanuts, I can say that it is quite well made. I cannot, of course, speak to its accuracy in the depictions of specific conversations, but I believe it is worth the listen. But I know some of you would be disappointed if an AAUGH Blog review didn’t find some pointless point to nitpick, so here goes: in a scene where Schulz and his contact at the syndicate is talking about the week of strips that Schulz had just sent in that included Franklin, reference is made to the content of the Sunday strip, which was indeed the Sunday strip that ran on the Sunday that started that week…. and thus wouldn’t have been sent in as part of the same packet, as Sunday strips were prepared with a longer lead time than daily strips. (I do not know whether at the time Sundays and dailies were even sent in the same packets.)
Perhaps a more obvious nitpick goes to the website listing for the drama, which repeatedly uses “Schultz” instead of “Schulz”… but on the contact page, they mentioned that the BBC is running on a short staff due to the pandemic, and asking that inquiries be kept to essential ones, so I suppose that I’ll let a misspelling slide.