This timeline contains all information about Roald Dahl’s life, the books he wrote, and movies, television shows, and theater productions he was involved in. It continues past his death to the present day (since new Dahl works are still being released).
The Patricia Neal Story
December 8, 1981 – The Patricia Neal Story (TV movie) premieres on television.
The BFG and Revolting Rhymes
Roald divorces Patricia Neal and marries Felicity Crosland on November 17.
Boy – Tales of Childhood
The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me
Going Solo, Completely Unexpected Tales, Two Fables, The Roald Dahl Omnibus
January 1987 – “The Bookseller” is published in Playboy magazine.
January 1988 – “The Surgeon” is published in Playboy magazine.
“Death in the Square: A Christmas Mystery in Four Parts”
December 24, 1988 – “Death in the Square: A Christmas Mystery in Four Parts” is published in the Telegraph Weekend Magazine. (Dahl wrote the first part of this four-part story.)
The BFG, Danny the Champion of the World, and Breaking Point
This animated film was based on The BFG.
This film was based on Danny the Champion of the World.
This TV movie was based on “Beware of the Dog”.
A Question of Taste
June 24, 1989 – A Question of Taste (opera) premieres at the Glimmerglass Opera with “The Mighty Casey.”
This film was based on The Witches and was the last movie that Jim Henson personally worked on before his death.
November 23, 1990 – Roald Dahl dies in Oxford, England.
This Russian film purports to be based on Dahl’s adult stores. (Judging by the plot description, I suspect it’s most likely to be “The Great Switcheroo.”)