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Roald Dahl: Served with a Twist

My Lady Love, My Dove

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

Fiercely competitive bridge player, Pamela Beauchamp finds an unusual way to get revenge on young rivals. Stars Penelope Keith. Show more

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

London bookseller, Mr Buggage and secretary, Miss Tottle hatch an ingenious way to make money. Stars Toby Jones and Celia Imrie. Show more

Contributors

Storyteller:
Charles Dance
Mr Buggage:
Toby Jones
Miss Tottle:
Celia Imrie
Mrs Northcote:
Jean Trend
Mr Northcote:
Richard Attlee
Author:
Roald Dahl
Director:
David Blount

Genres

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for years

A tense English rubber planter in Bengal fears a lethal snake is in his bed and nestling on his stomach. Stars Charles Dance. Show more

Contributors

Storyteller:
Charles Dance
Timber Woods:
Jonathan Keeble
Harry Pope:
Ben Crowe
Dr Ganderbai:
Madhav Sharma
Author:
Roald Dahl
Director:
David Blount

Genres

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for 12 months

After saving a rich Oxford undergraduate, where can surgeon Robert Sandy hide a priceless diamond reward? Stars Simon Williams. Show more

Contributors

Storyteller:
Charles Dance
Robert Sandy:
Simon Williams
Betty Sandy:
Emma Fielding
Inspector:
Chris Stanton
Author:
Roald Dahl
Director:
David Blount

Genres

Wogan: The Best Of

Episode 5: Best of British

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 4 months

Sir Terry Wogan presents more magical moments from his days in the hotseat of Britain's best-loved chat show, with guests including Barbara Windsor and Roald Dahl. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Terry Wogan
Interviewed Guest:
Barbara Windsor
Interviewed Guest:
Roald Dahl
Interviewed Guest:
David Attenborough
Interviewed Guest:
Bob Geldof
Interviewed Guest:
Aled Jones
Interviewed Guest:
Cilla Black
Interviewed Guest:
Bruce Forsyth
Series Producer:
Simon Goretzki

Drama

Roald Dahl: Boy

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Sometimes magical sometimes grotesque – the colourful story of the author’s childhood. Narrated by Patrick Malahide. From 2016. Show more

Contributors

Roald Dahl:
Patrick Malahide
Young Dahl:
Tarkan Uzun
Teenage Dahl:
Isaac Rouse
Bressington:
Daniel Noel
Thwaites:
Devon Ruckley
Matron:
Adie Allen
Dr Dunbar:
Richard Nichols
Mrs Pratchett:
Elizabeth Bennett
Carleton:
Tom Forrister
Williamson:
Sam Rix
Captain Hardcastle:
Nick Underwood
Mr Cadbury:
James Lailey
Grandfather:
Sean Baker
Author:
Roald Dahl
Director:
Helen Perry

Genres

Brand

Drama

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 Extra

Available for 12 months

Wealthy, northern businessman George Cleaver must acquire a love of fine wines to get on in society. Stars Geoffrey Whitehead. Show more

Contributors

Storyteller:
Charles Dance
George Cleaver:
Geoffrey Whitehead
Mrs Cleaver:
Sarah Badel
Lord Dungeness:
Nicholas Boulton
Author:
Roald Dahl
Director:
David Blount

Genres

Drama

Roald Dahl: Going Solo

Episode 1

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio Wales FM

Celebrating the centenary year of his birth, a dramatization of Dahl's autobiographical adventures beginning as he sets sail for Africa, aged 22. Narrated by Patrick Malahide. Show more

Contributors

Roald Dahl:
Patrick Malahide
Young Dahl:
John Heffernan
Major Griffiths:
Brian Protheroe
Mrs Griffiths:
Clare Perkins
Miss Trefusis:
Elizabeth Bennett
Parkinson:
Tom Forrister
Mackintosh:
Sam Rix
Snakeman:
Sean Baker
Sergeant:
Jason Barnett
Author:
Roald Dahl
Director:
Helen Perry

Genres

Drama

Roald Dahl: Going Solo

Episode 2

Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio Wales FM

Celebrating the centenary year of his birth, a dramatization of Dahl's autobiographical adventures. With war underway, pilot Dahl takes to the air in a series of daring deeds. Show more

Contributors

Roald Dahl:
Patrick Malahide
Young Dahl:
John Heffernan
Squadron Leader:
James Lailey
Medical Examiner:
Tom Forrister
Commodore:
Sean Baker
Pat Pattle:
Brian Protheroe
Operator:
Clare Perkins
Author:
Roald Dahl
Director:
Helen Perry

Genres

Book of the Week

Love from Boy - Roald Dahl's Letters to His Mother

Episode 1

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

At Repton School in the 1930s, Dahl reports back on jolly japes and asks 'Mama' to ask his sister to feed his mouse. Read by Rory Kinnear and Donald Sturrock. Show more

Book of the Week

Love from Boy - Roald Dahl's Letters to His Mother

Episode 2

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

From the late 1930s, Roald Dahl worked for Royal Dutch Shell in Africa. Comic characters and exotic animals featured in his letters. Show more

Book of the Week

Love from Boy - Roald Dahl's Letters to His Mother

Episode 3

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

As war breaks out, Roald Dahl tells his mother Sofie Magdalene about reporting to the RAF. And later, a fateful air crash. Show more

Book of the Week

Love from Boy - Roald Dahl's Letters to His Mother

Episode 4

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Back in Bucks, then out to Washinton DC, where Roald Dahl is also writing stories. He soon begins one called Gremlins. Show more

Book of the Week

Love from Boy - Roald Dahl's Letters to His Mother

Episode 5

Duration: 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 FMLatest broadcast: on BBC Radio 4 LW

Writing success, marriage, family tragedy. The last letters to Sofie Magdalene are eventful and dramatic.. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 46 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland HD

Available for 6 months

Adventure film. A ten-year-old girl embarks on a great adventure when she meets the Big Friendly Giant, but their friendship draws the unwanted attention from other, mean giants. Show more

Contributors

The Queen:
Penelope Wilton
Fleshlumpeater:
Jemaine Clement
Mr Tibbs:
Rafe Spall
Bloodbottler:
Bill Hader
Maidmasher/Cook:
Olafur Darri Olafsson
Manhugger/Lout 1:
Adam Godley
Butcher Boy/Danish Driver:
Michael Adamthwaite
Bonecruncher/Lout 2:
Daniel Bacon
Childchewer/Pub Landlord:
Jonathan Holmes
Gizzardgulper/Late Night Walker:
Chris Gibbs
Meatdripper/Lout 3:
Paul Moniz de Sa
Composer:
John Williams
Director of photography:
Janusz Kaminski
Author:
Roald Dahl
Producer:
Sam Mercer

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