Must-watch Christmas TV: tune in for Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes

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Sarah Biddlecombe

As if Christmas itself wasn't great enough, we now have a brilliant new TV adaption to look forward to.

Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes, a six-part series of alternative fairy tales written in 1982, is being turned into a Christmas special for the BBC.

Set to star a stellar voiceover cast, including Dominic West as the Wolf, David Walliams and Rob Brydon as the ugly sisters, and Tamsin Greig as the babysitter, the special will be the perfect accompaniment to a mince pie and a glass (or six) of mulled wine.

Weaving together five of Dahl's alternative fairy tale poems, including Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk and Cinderella, the adaptation will comprise two half hour specials.

Tamsin Greig will voice the babysitter

Tamsin Greig will voice the babysitter

And if that wasn't enough to tempt you, the special is being produced by Oscar-nominated company Magic Light Pictures, who were behind previous hits including The Gruffalo and Stick Man.

In a statement, 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."

Walliams also commented, "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."

Be sure to pen this one in to your Christmas TV schedule.