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Roald Dahl’s Big Christmas Comeback

‘Revolting Rhymes’ will be adapted for the BBC this December.

Reporter: Alex Clement | Sub-Editor: Marta Szymborska

The small collection of rhymes by the great Roald Dahl will be making its comeback this Christmas, and on to our screens. ‘Revolting Rhymes’ was written in 1982 and makes up of six stories, which recite the classical fairytales we know and love, but with twists and turns that will surprise us all.

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Credit: Instagram @roald_dahl

The producers who created ‘The Gruffalo’ and ‘Room on the Broom’, will be behind this latest TV adaptation and it’ll be shown on BBC One this December. It will mark 100 years since the birth of the beloved Roald Dahl, and to celebrate, stars such as David Walliams, Dominc West, Rob Brydon and Tamsin Grieg are said to be voicing characters in his stories. Rose Leslie, Bertie Carvel, Bel Powley, Gemma Chan and Isaac Hempstead Wright are also said to be starring.

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Credit: Twitter @TheSun David Walliams on the left and Rob Brydon on the right

We don’t just get one, but two half an hour films. So that’s an hour of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, ‘Three Little Pigs’ and ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’, as well as other well-known classics. We’re in for a real treat this Christmas, and the kids will love it too. Each character will be brought to life in this new edition of Dahl’s ‘Revolting Rhymes’. It’s a delight to have something new and refreshing on our screens. It’s something the whole family can enjoy.

So get a nice steaming mug of hot chocolate, put extra marshmallows on top, wrap yourself up in a blanket and get cozy. This will be a great Christmas, one you won’t forget in a hurry.

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Credit: Twitter @MsDunne3rd4th
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Credit: Twitter @TalkingBookClub – Roald Dahl