Love From Boy - Roald Dahl's Letters To His Mother

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012016053020160531 (R4)

At Repton School in the 1930s, Roald Dahl reports back on jolly japes.

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In the centenary year of his birth, Roald Dahl's letters to his mother are newly collected by Donald Sturrock and abridged for radio by Katrin Williams. The author's words to Sofie Magdalene spanned decades..

At Repton School in the 1930's he reported back on jolly japes, and asked 'Mama' to ask his sister to feed his mouse..

Readers Rory Kinnear and Donald Sturrock

Producer Duncan Minshull.

012016053020160531 (R4)

In the centenary year of his birth, Roald Dahl's letters to his mother are newly collected by Donald Sturrock and abridged for radio by Katrin Williams. The author's words to Sofie Magdalene spanned decades..

At Repton School in the 1930's he reported back on jolly japes, and asked 'Mama' to ask his sister to feed his mouse..

Readers Rory Kinnear and Donald Sturrock

Producer Duncan Minshull.

At Repton School in the 1930s, Roald Dahl reports back on jolly japes.

022016053120160601 (R4)

Working for Royal Dutch Shell in Africa, Dahl enjoyed postings to exotic places.

In the centenary year of his birth, Roald Dahl's letters to his mother are newly collected by Donald Sturrock and abridged for radio by Katrin Williams. The author's words to Sofie Magdalene spanned decades..

With Royal Shell he enjoyed postings to exotic places and reported back on mambas, giraffes, and the occasional flying fish. All these appealed to the writer in him.

Readers Rory Kinnear and Donald Sturrock

Producer Duncan Minshull.

022016053120160601 (R4)

Working for Royal Dutch Shell in Africa, Dahl enjoyed postings to exotic places.

In the centenary year of his birth, Roald Dahl's letters to his mother are newly collected by Donald Sturrock and abridged for radio by Katrin Williams. The author's words to Sofie Magdalene spanned decades..

With Royal Shell he enjoyed postings to exotic places and reported back on mambas, giraffes, and the occasional flying fish. All these appealed to the writer in him.

Readers Rory Kinnear and Donald Sturrock

Producer Duncan Minshull.

032016060120160602 (R4)

In the centenary year of his birth, Roald Dahl's letters to his mother are newly collected by Donald Sturrock and abridged for radio by Katrin Williams. The author's words to Sofie Magdalene spanned decades..

War breaks out and he is posted to the Middle East. He learns to fly, has aero-nautical adventures, before the crash that will change his life..

Readers Rory Kinnear and Donald Sturrock

Producer Duncan Minshull.

As war breaks out, Roald tells his mother about reporting to the RAF.

032016060120160602 (R4)

In the centenary year of his birth, Roald Dahl's letters to his mother are newly collected by Donald Sturrock and abridged for radio by Katrin Williams. The author's words to Sofie Magdalene spanned decades..

War breaks out and he is posted to the Middle East. He learns to fly, has aero-nautical adventures, before the crash that will change his life..

Readers Rory Kinnear and Donald Sturrock

Producer Duncan Minshull.

As war breaks out, Roald tells his mother about reporting to the RAF.

042016060220160603 (R4)

In the centenary year of his birth, Roald Dahl's letters to his mother are newly collected by Donald Sturrock and abridged for radio by Katrin Williams. The author's words to Sofie Magdalene spanned decades..

In America during the war, he pens a certain story called 'Gremlins', about the little creatures that run amok over all things mechanical. This comes to the notice of Walt Disney.

Readers Rory Kinnear and Donald Sturrock.

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Back in Bucks, then out to Washinton DC, where Roald Dahl begins a story called Gremlins.

042016060220160603 (R4)

In the centenary year of his birth, Roald Dahl's letters to his mother are newly collected by Donald Sturrock and abridged for radio by Katrin Williams. The author's words to Sofie Magdalene spanned decades..

In America during the war, he pens a certain story called 'Gremlins', about the little creatures that run amok over all things mechanical. This comes to the notice of Walt Disney.

Readers Rory Kinnear and Donald Sturrock.

Producer Duncan Minshull.

Back in Bucks, then out to Washinton DC, where Roald Dahl begins a story called Gremlins.

052016060320160604 (R4)

Success, marriage, family tragedy. The last letters to Sofie are eventful and dramatic.

In the centenary year of his birth, Roald Dahl's letters to his mother are newly collected by Donald Sturrock and abridged for radio by Katrin Williams. The author's words to Sofie Magdalene spanned decades..

The author describes marriage to Patricia Neal, then family tragedy. And there's a final tribute to Sofie Magdalene ("Dear Mama.."), receiver of hundreds and hundreds of his missives from the age of nine..

Readers Donald Sturrock and Rory Kinnear

Producer Duncan Minshull.

052016060320160604 (R4)

Success, marriage, family tragedy. The last letters to Sofie are eventful and dramatic.

In the centenary year of his birth, Roald Dahl's letters to his mother are newly collected by Donald Sturrock and abridged for radio by Katrin Williams. The author's words to Sofie Magdalene spanned decades..

The author describes marriage to Patricia Neal, then family tragedy. And there's a final tribute to Sofie Magdalene ("Dear Mama.."), receiver of hundreds and hundreds of his missives from the age of nine..

Readers Donald Sturrock and Rory Kinnear

Producer Duncan Minshull.