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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8 of the best ‘Tales of the Unexpected’ episodes

Starting in March 1979, and running for almost ten years, Roald Dahl’s Tales of the Unexpected holds a very special place in the hearts of those who saw it the first time round. We’ve picked out eight of our favourite episodes. > Buy the Tales Of The Unexpected complete series 19-disc boxset on Amazon. It won’t … >

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‘Esio Trot’ review

‘Very often in life it’s the quiet, unassuming ones who turn out to be the most interesting.’ So says our Narrator, who happens to be a surprisingly charming James Corden, in full on Jackanory mode, as he tells us the tale of Esio Trot and bounds about a typically Richard Curtis London; one with all … >

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BBC One’s ‘Esio Trot’ trailer

A trailer has been released for BBC One’s upcoming adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel, Esio Trot. Adapted by The Vicar Of Dibley writers Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer, the 90-minute film stars Dame Judi Dench (Skyfall) and Dustin Hoffman (Rain Man). Esio Trot will air at 6.30pm on New Year’s Day on BBC One. Watch … >

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