The South Bank Show

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  • British television arts magazine show produced by LWT and broadcast on ITV between 1978 and 2010
  • What Dahl Did: acted as cast member and provided inspiration for the “Fee-fi-fo-fum” film
  • Program Information:
    • Originally aired on October 19, 1986
    • Cast and crew:
      • Directed by Jack Bond
      • Starring: Roald Dahl, Melvyn Bragg, Anthony Bate, Tom Bell, Neil Dickson, Christopher Guard, Irene Handl, Mel Smith

Description

Programme in which Roald Dahl features in a fantasy journey through a day in his own life, encountering fictional creations from Dahl’s writings.


Roald Dahl’s Creative Writing with The BFG: How to Write Splendid Settings

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  • First edition: Puffin, 2019
  • Illustrated by: Quentin Blake
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Description

Bring your story alive in a whoppsy setting! Explore adjectives, imagery, similes and more with the BFG.

These fun activities and writing tasks help to develop language and vocabulary skills, giving you the tools you need to write your own story. Learn how to set a scene, appeal to the senses and write detailed descriptions of your setting.

Roald Dahl’s Creative Writing sparks creativity, builds confidence and inspires young writers through the wonderful worlds of these best-loved stories. Filled with top tips and ideas boxes, each book introduces techniques and methods to help you plan and write a phizz-whizzing story of your own!


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Roald Dahl’s Creative Writing with Matilda: How to Write Spellbinding Speech

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  • First edition: Puffin, 2019
  • Illustrated by: Quentin Blake
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Description

Create wonderful dialogue to give your characters a voice! Write conversations and reported speech with Matilda.

These fun activities and writing tasks help to develop language and vocabulary skills, giving you the tools you need to write your own story. Learn how to write authentic dialogue, experiment with silence and reveal what a character is thinking.

Roald Dahl’s Creative Writing sparks creativity, builds confidence and inspires young writers through the wonderful worlds of these best-loved stories. Filled with top tips and ideas boxes, each book introduces techniques and methods to help you plan and write a phizz-whizzing story of your own!


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Matilda’s Jokes For Awesome Kids

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  • First edition:
    • Puffin, 2019.
  • Illustrated by: Quentin Blake
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Description

What do you get if you add 25 and 917, then subtract 765 and divide the answer by 33?
A headache. (Unless you’re Matilda!)

Matilda’s Jokes for Clever Kids would even make the Trunchbull laugh!

Narrated by Matilda herself, this joke book is stuffed full of gigglesome gags, silly puns, brain-tickling riddles, and the Trunchbull’s favourite insults- guaranteed to raise a chuckle from human beans young and old.


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Matilda: Be Outrageous – Big Ideas from a Small Girl

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  • First edition:
    • Grosset & Dunlap, 2019.
  • Illustrated by: Quentin Blake
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Description

Am I a phenomenon? It is quite possible that you are.

Reimagine Dahl’s beloved classic in this gorgeous, hand-lettered gift book perfect for Matilda fans of all ages! Featuring the best and brightest lines from Roald Dahl’s magical story, this book displays the iconic quotes in whimsical and artful calligraphy, while reminding readers to be, first and foremost, outrageous!

Highly illustrated, with quotes, lines, and passages from one of Roald Dahl’s most beloved books, this gift book presents a whole lot of big ideas from one precocious little girl. Each spread features the most memorable lines from Matilda, rendering them in gorgeous and whimsical calligraphy — making this a must-have for any Dahl collection!


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Matilda’s How to be Brave

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  • First edition:
    • Puffin, 2019.
  • Illustrated by: Quentin Blake
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Description

Matilda is BRAVE and BRILLIANT – and you can be too!

Packed with GAMES, JOKES, QUIZZES and much more, this marvellous book has all the tips and tricks you need to become a REAL HERO and even stand up to THE TERRIBLE TRUNCHBULL.


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The Twelve Days of Christmas with Roald Dahl

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  • First edition: Puffin, 2019
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On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me….
Three Naughty Muggle-Wumps
Two Smelly Twits
and
Matilda in the library!

With whipple-scrumptious recipes for festive feasting, tricksy pranks to get you on the naughty list, amazing Chrimbo activities and jolly jokes guaranteed to make Santa ho-ho-ho, the world’s favourite storyteller brings you everything you need for a very merry Christmas!


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Karlík a továrna na čokoládu

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  • Published by:
    • Tympanum, 2019
  • Language: Czech
  • Read by: Barbora Hrzánová
  • Duration: 4 hours and 34 minutes

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The Magical World of Roald Dahl (#11)

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  • This magazine was published fortnightly in the UK by Eaglemoss Publications starting in 2005.
  • Published: 2006
  • Contents:
    • “Terrific Tale – Sophie Gets to Know the BFG” – She’s in Giant Country at the mercy of a giant… but are things as bad as they seem?
    • “Behind The Book – Roald’s Love of Langwitch” – How Roald’s language and Quentin’s drawings created an amazingly memorable character.
    • “Amazing Art Class – Draw the BFG’s Portrait” – Don’t be afraid to get up close and draw this mammoth fellow’s face (and ears!).
    • “The Roald Dahl Story – First Day” – Tuck boxes and tears – Roald’s life changed totally when he went to boarding school.
    • “Get Whizzily Busy – Human Bean Burgers and Crackety-crack Chips” – Make like a giant and chomp these bite-size burgers and crunchy chips!
    • “Get Whizzily Busy – Gigantic BFG Ears!” – Put your real ears in the shade and make a hilarious pair of giant lug-holes.
    • “Fantastic Fact File – Brilliant Ears” – Check out these ear-xtraordinary tales from around the world.
    • “Phizz-Whizzing Puzzles – Biffsquiggling Brain-benders” – Be prepared for a GIANT challenge in this issue, brain-boxes!
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The Magical World of Roald Dahl (#12)

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  • This magazine was published fortnightly in the UK by Eaglemoss Publications starting in 2005.
  • Published: 2006
  • Contents:
    • “Terrific Tale – The Twits Get Up to Mischief” – Not only do this couple LOOK unusual, their behaviour is quite odd too!
    • “Behind The Book – Roald Dahl the Trickster” – It takes a certain kind of mind to think of all those Twitish pranks.
    • Amazing Art Class – Draw Mrs. Twit” – One half of the gruesome twosome has had a shock and its worth getting down on paper!
    • “The Roald Dahl Story – Writing Home” – All sorts of things happen at Roald’s boarding school, but pupils’ parents never find out…
    • “Get Whizzily Busy – Wormy Spaghetti with Eyeballs and Scabs” – A feast fit for a Twit – and yet surprisingly delicious!
    • “Get Whizzily Busy – Snap-happy Trick” – You never know when you’ll need a good trick up your sleeve, so get prepared!
    • “Fantastic Fact File – Tremendous Tricks!” – There’s no denying that the Twits are good at playing tricks – but they’re not the only ones!
    • “Phizz-Whizzing Puzzles – Twitish Teasers” – You’ll need to be on the ball to get your head around this lot!
    • “Phizz-Whizzing Puzzles – Spot-the-Difference” – Mr Twit is up to something… can you solve this super-sized puzzle?
    • plus more

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