Revolting Rhymes coming to BBC One this Christmas

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Magic Light Pictures will bring Roald Dahl’s mischievous Revolting Rhymes to the screen this Christmas.

Showing as a festive highlight on BBC One, Roald Dahl's much loved Revolting Rhymes will be shown on BBC One as two half-hour animated films on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th December.

Magic Light Pictures, the Oscar-nominated entertainment company behind Stick Man and The Gruffalo, have ingeniously interweaved five of Dahl's witty rhymes - Little Red Riding Hood, Snow-White, Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk and Cinderella - bringing them to life using the distinctive style of Quentin Blake.

The small girl smiles. One eyelid flickers. She whips a pistol from her knickers. - Little Red Riding Hood


Directed by Oscar nominees, Jan Lachauer and Jakob Schuh, the all star voice cast comprises of Dominic West, David Walliams, Rob Brydon, Tamsin Greig, Bertie Carvel, Rose Leslie, Bel Powley, Gemma Chan and Isaac Hempstead Wright. 

Many of the cast play multiple roles, with David Walliams and Rob Brydon voicing the Ugly Sisters as well as Jack’s Mother and the King respectively; Bertie Carvel plays both the Magic Mirror and the Prince; and Tamsin Greig plays the Babysitter and Miss Maclahose. Other members voice key roles with Gemma Chan as Snow White, Rose Leslie as Red Riding Hood, Isaac Hempstead Wright as Jack and Bel Powley as Cindy.

Dominic West said: "Voicing the Wolf in these wonderful films was a huge amount of fun. The incredible poems written by Roald Dahl have been beautifully brought to life by the production team and I was delighted to take part in the project. I look forward to enjoying them with the family this Christmas."  

David Walliams added: "I absolutely loved working on these films. I'm a massive fan of Dahl's work and to be able to voice his characters was a real treat".

Magic Light’s previous Christmas premieres include Stick Man, which premiered on BBC One last Christmas with record ratings of 9.3 million viewers; Room on the Broom (jointly directed by Jan Lachauer), which premiered on BBC One in Christmas 2012; The Gruffalo (2009) (jointly directed by Jakob Schuh) and The Gruffalo’s Child (2011).

Revolting Rhymes can be seen on BBC One on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th December at 6.30pm.