On Friday, we celebrated Roald Dahl day. It would have been his 97th birthday, and I imagine he could have told quite a story about a man on his 97th birthday. We’ll just have to make due with the stories that he did tell. Here’s a look at the man in his own words, some straight from the horse’s mouth and others taken from his pages. We’ll let Hollywood handle the rest.
The Story of Dahlhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h7zYK_mL1iY
From an interview on BBC Radio in the 1970s. He talks about why he wrote for children.
Another radio interview from 1990 about how he became a writer.
Dahl doesn’t make an appearance, but this episode of Read Aloud provides a very nice bit of biography.
Dahl on TV
Way Out (1961) – “William and Mary” (Part 1). Check out Part 2 here. The short-lived series was written and hosted by Dahl.
Season 1, Episode 1 of Tales of The Unexpected, written and introduced by Roald Dahl
Children’s Poetry by Dahl
“Crocky-Wock the Crocodile”
“The Pig” narrated by Stephen Bellamy
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