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Mother Christmas

21st December 2014

In 1988, Roald Dahl composed a festive poem for Great Ormond Street Hospital, illustrated by Quentin Blake. It's a Christmas cracker.

Esio Trot - from the archive

20th December 2014

With Esio Trot coming to BBC One on New Year's Day, we've got some incredible insights into how Roald Dahl wrote this lovely story

Quentin Blake on Esio Trot

16th December 2014

16 December is Quentin Blake's birthday - so to celebrate, we're listening to his wonderful reading of Roald Dahl's Esio Trot

We found Sophie

16th December 2014

Newcomer Ruby Barnhill from Cheshire, UK, is cast as Sophie in Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Roald Dahl's The BFG

Christmas at the Museum

11th December 2014

As the festive season gets underway, we take a look at what’s happening at the Roald Dahl Museum in Great Missenden this Christmas.

I Want It Now: December 2014

11th December 2014

With Esio Trot coming to BBC One on New Year's Day, here are a few treats to help you prepare for this festive TV event

Esio Trot onscreen

9th December 2014

Richard Curtis, Paul Mayhew-Archer, Judi Dench, Dustin Hoffman, Hilary Bevan Jones and Dearbhla Walsh on translating Esio Trot for the screen

Turning tortoises into tall tales

9th December 2014

The Roald Dahl Museum is on the hunt for 141 toy tortoises for a special Chiddlers’ Hour session and to raise money for storytelling in hospitals.

On Esio Trot

7th December 2014

Judi Dench, Dustin Hoffman, Richard Curtis, Paul Mayhew-Archer, Hilary Bevan Jones and Dearbhla Walsh on Roald Dahl's Esio Trot

Esio Trot on New Year's Day

4th December 2014

Roald Dahl's Esio Trot comes to BBC One on 1 January 2015, starring James Corden, Judi Dench and Dustin Hoffman.