15 Minute Drama

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  • BBC Radio 4 program that aims “to provide a mixture of classic and contemporary drama, adaptations of books and original writing”
  • What Dahl Did: wrote five stories that were adapted as part of “Roald Dahl: Served With a Twist”
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In July 2016, BBC Radio 4 dramatised five of Roald Dahl’s short stories on 15 Minute Drama in honour of Dahl’s 100th birthday celebrations. The series was entitled “Roald Dahl: Served With a Twist”.

Charles Dance leads the cast as the urbane Storyteller in dramatisations of five classic tales by Roald Dahl. Bizarre and amusing by turns, these dark comedies are justly famous for their surprise endings, and for their rogues gallery of crooks, cheats and schemers.

The stories show Dahl at the height of his powers as a writer of adult fiction, combining black comedy with sly social satire. They are stylishly plotted, vividly characterised and made unforgettable by their breezy cynicism, presenting a hilariously bleak view of human nature.

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