Channel 4 to celebrate 100th anniversary of Roald Dahl’s birth

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Channel 4 has ordered a one-off film celebrating Roald Dahl’s 10 best-selling children’s books, hosted by David Walliams.

The 90-minute special will bring together a host of stars to mark the 100th anniversary of Dahl’s birth, including Stephen Spielberg, Julie Walters, Richard Curtis, Mackenzie Crook, Jarvis Cocker, Johnny Vegas, Jessica Hynes and Miriam Margolyes.

Roald Dahl’s Most Marvellous Book will climax with the nation voting on their favourite book via Twitter, choosing from classics such as Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, The Witches, Matilda, The Twits and many more.

The film will also include footage of Rik Mayall’s iconic reading of George’s Marvellous Medicine.

Jonno Richards, Head of Comedy at Talkback commented: “Roald Dahl is arguably the greatest children’s author of all time and who better to help the Channel 4 viewer pick their favourite Dahl book than stars such as David Wallliams, Stephen Spielberg, Richard Curtis and Julie Walters.”

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