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  • A two part special on BBC Radio 4 on 20-27 December 2009
  • What Dahl Did: wrote the original story Matilda
  • Adapted for radio by Charlotte Jones
  • Directed by Clare Grove
  • Cast:
    • Lenny Henry as Narrator
    • Lauren Mote as Matilda
    • Nichola McAuliffe as Miss Trunchbull
    • Claire Rushbrook as Mrs Wormwood
    • John Biggins as Mr Wormwood
    • Emerald O’Hanrahan as Miss Honey
    • Kate Layden as Mrs Phelps
    • Ryan Watson as Michael
    • Joshua Swinney as Bruce Bogtrotter
    • Rhys Jennings as Nobby
    • Sinead Michael as Lavender
    • Lizzy Watts as Hortensia


A five-year-old girl is a genius, but her parents are contemptuous of their daughter’s prodigious talents. The little genius resolves to save the school and her favourite teacher Miss Honey from the grip of its terrifying head Miss Trunchbull.

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Fun Stuff

  • Review from Radio Drama Reviews Online