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Sky releases trailer for The Tail Of The Curious Mouse

Sky has released a trailer for its Christmas Eve special Roald & Beatrix: The Tail Of The Curious Mouse As you may recall from our previous piece, this is the story of how young Roald Dahl (Harry Tayler) sets off to see his hero, Beatrix Potter (Dawn French). It also stars Jessica Hynes as Roald’s mother Sofie, … >

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To Olivia, a new film from Sky, explores a Roald Dahl tragedy

Sky today announced the upcoming release of To Olivia, a Sky original, starring Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey) as novelist Roald Dahl and Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard, Honour) as his American actress wife Patricia Neal. Based on a true story, the film will be released in cinemas and on Sky Cinema in February 2021. It’s 1962 and Roald Dahl, an eccentric, burgeoning … >

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Netflix are adapting Roald Dahl’s novels

Following the news that The Chronicles of Narnia will be adapted into films and TV series, Netflix are pulling from another British literary pillar – Roald Dahl.. The streaming service announced the news on their Twitter today, saying, “Netflix will adapt the Roald Dahl universe of stories as a new slate of animated event series. Charlie and … >

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‘Matilda’ 20th anniversary: We revisit the most memorable moments

If you were a kid in the 90s then prepare yourself for a shock: Matilda‘s celebrating its 20th anniversary. Time flies like poor little Amanda Thripp and her pigtails, doesn’t it? Twenty years on, the cinematic adaptation of Roald Dahl’s bestseller has proved to be an enduring favourite with audiences of all ages; its latest … >

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Interview: David Walliams chats about his love of author Roald Dahl

David Walliams will host a one-off film celebrating Roald Dahl’s 10 best-selling children’s books on Channel 4 next month. The 90-minute special brings 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 … >

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

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 … >

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‘The BFG’ movie review: Spielberg’s adaptation lacks tension or conflict

As someone with a great appreciation and affection for Steven Spielberg, I was thrilled when it was announced he would be turning his attention to Roald Dahl’s The BFG. The arguments that Spielberg is an unwavering sentimentalist, infantilising every screenplay he comes across and generally dumbing down his adaptions in the process have never really … >

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5 of the best classic anthology TV shows

There is nothing wrong with your computer. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. You’re now travelling through a dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound, but also of some of the best anthology shows ever… As Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith’s Inside No. 9 return for a second season, we take a … >

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Rewind: ‘Tales of the Unexpected’ revisited

Starting in March 1979, and running for almost ten years, Roald Dahl’s Tales of the Unexpected quickly became one of Anglia Television’s most successful and widely seen exports. It holds a very special place in the hearts of those who saw it the first time round, and much of that is due to the iconic … >

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