Roald Dahl: In His Own Words

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  • Documentary that aired on BBC Radio 4’s Archive on 4
  • Originally aired on July 2, 2016
  • Presented by Sophie Dahl
  • Producer: Dixi Stewart


With the help of his granddaughter Sophie, Roald Dahl tells his own remarkable story in the style of one of his much-loved books. Illustrated with newly discovered archive recordings and songs and music exclusively recorded by the cast and musicians in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Matilda The Musical at the Cambridge Theatre in London, this Archive on 4 marks the centenary of the writer dubbed ‘the best storyteller in the world’.

The programme contains excerpts from interviews with Roald Dahl on NRK, Op Reis with Ivo Niehe, Desert Island Discs with Roy Plomley, Parkinson, Wogan, Saturday Matters With Sue Lawley, Pebble Mill at One, Saturday Superstore, Whicker’s World, Start The Week, Bookmark, The World of Books, Meridian, The Friday Serial, The Many Lives of Roald Dahl, A Dose of Dahl’s Magic Medicine, Treasure Islands, PM & BBC News.

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