The Magical World of Roald Dahl (#05)

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Information

  • This magazine was published fortnightly in the UK by Eaglemoss Publications starting in 2005.
  • Published: 2005
  • Contents:
    • “Terrific Tale” – Matilda’s Dodgy Dad – There’s a lot of crookery going on at Mr Wormwood’s second-hand car garage
    • “Behind The Book” – Matilda the Miracle Child – Roald Dahl’s first draft of Matilda was VERY different to the final version…
    • “Amazing Art Class” – Draw Mr Wormwood – Draw the rat-like Mr Wormwood
      ‘The Roald Dahl Story’ – Mysterious Sweets – Another tasty tale from Roald Dahl’s school days
    • “Get Whizzily Busy” – Brilliant Book Lock – Get creative and stop any nosey-parkers looking in your favourite books!
    • “Get Whizzily Busy” – TV Dinner Pizzas – Cook up some fun in the kitchen with these scrumptious TV dinner pizzas
    • “Fantastic Fact File” – Super Scams – Meet some real-life crooks who, like Mr Wormwood, cheat people for a living
    • “Phizz-Whizzing Puzzles” – Matilda’s Mind-mashers – Don’t just sit and twiddle your thumbs…twiddle your brain cells instead!
    • plus more

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James’s Giant Bug Book

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Information

  • First edition: Puffin, 2018
  • Illustrated by: Quentin Blake
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Description

Looking for the perfect Easter activity? Enter the world of James and the Giant Peach, and head off on an incredible insect adventure.

Now you can join James, The Centipede, The Earthworm and the rest of the gang in this bug-packed journey through the world of insects.

Perfect for Easter holiday activities; get your hands marvellously muddy and find out all the whacky and wondrous facts about your favourite creepy-crawlies!

Based on Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach, this phizz-whizzing activity book is packed with brilliant bugs and fun activities to try at home, like making your own ant farm and building your very own bug hotel.


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The Magic Finger

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Information

  • Published by: Puffin Audio Books, 1998
  • Read by: Helen Lederer
  • Complete and unabridged

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James and the Giant Peach

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  • Published by:
    • St. Michael
  • Read by: unknown
  • Runtime: 50 minutes

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Revolting Rhymes & Marvellous Music

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Information

  • Musical work devised by the Magnard Ensemble in partnership with the Roald Dahl Literary Estate and Marvellous Children’s Charity
  • Credits:
    • “Little Red Riding Hood”
      • Composed by Paul Patterson
      • Adapted by Donald Sturrock
    • “Dirty Beasts”
      • Composted by Martin Butler
    • “The Three Little Pigs”
      • Composed by Paul Patterson
    • Musicians
      • Suzannah Watson, flute/piccolo
      • Mana Shibata, oboe
      • Joseph Shiner, clarinet/bass clarinet
      • Catriona McDermid, bassoon
      • Jonathan Farey, horn
      • Suling King, piano
    • Narrator: Rebecca Kenny
  • Performances:
    • World premiere at Wells Cathedral School, Somerset, 2013

For more information, see Music Link International. To hire, contact Edition Peters.


Description

The Magnard Ensemble with Rebecca Kenny are delighted to present their debut release Revolting Rhymes and Marvellous Music – an album continuing the celebration of the Roald Dahl centenary with suitably innovative and humorously engaging compositions. The featured composers expertly weave Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes into Marvellous Music in a programme that aims to thrill all who listen from children to adults, and novices to musical connoisseurs.


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Roald Dahl’s Whoppsy-Whiffling Joke Book

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Description

Roald Dahl is known for his humor! This joke book is an ideal companion to his beloved novels.

Roald Dahl’s Whoppsy-Whiffling Joke Book is a collection of hundreds of great jokes that would make even the Trunchbull laugh! Inspired by Roald Dahl’s wonderful world, these gigglesome gags are guaranteed to raise a chuckle from human beans young and old.

CONTENT NOTE: The jokes in this book may cause reader to become the embodiment of the crying-laughing emoji. Side effects include but are not limited to stomach pains, tears of joy, falling off chairs, and flailing.


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Peter Cook & Co

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Information

  • One-off sketch comedy TV special produced by LWT in the UK
  • What Dahl Did: provided inspiration for a “Tales of the Much As We Expected” sketch
  • Program Information:
    • Originally aired on September 14, 1980
    • Cast and crew:
      • Directed by Paul Smith
      • Written by Peter Cook and Bernard McKenna
      • Produced by Humphrey Barclay and Paul Smith
      • Starring: Peter Cook, John Cleese, Beryl Reid, Rowan Atkinson, Terry Jones, Paula Wilcox, and Robert Longden

Description

Peter Cook & Co was a one-off sketch comedy special produced by LWT and aired in the UK on September 14, 1980. It included a sketch where Cook portrayed Roald Dahl in a Tales of the Unexpected parody called “Tales of the Much As We Expected.”


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[Tales of the Unexpected credit sequence, but changed to “Tales of the Much As We Expected”]

Peter Cook as Dahl, seated before a fire:

“Ronald was a pretty ordinary name, and until I dropped my ‘n’ nobody took a blind bit of notice. ‘Roald’ makes me sound mysterious and important. If Ronald Biggs
had called himself ‘Roald’ like me, he could have got away with daylight robbery. Like many intensely private people, I’ve always had a burning desire to be on television so the public could recognise me in the street and I could pretend to be upset. [fire spreads to carpet and begins to expand] I’m often asked what it is that sparks up my ideas, what fires my imagination. In tonight’s story we see how a desire to be famous causes an author to lose more than his head, more than his reputation, more than life itself! [shouts as he escapes]