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Christmas Day 2010 23:00 BBC Radio 2

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 25 December 2010

Another chance to hear David Tennant narrate a tale of the unexpected - the stamp Roald Dahl left on the world of pop.

Kate Nash reveals how Dahl's fantastical children's books have influenced her own storytelling style, stirring her to invent surreal characters and magical places in songs like Mariella and Little Red.

Kelly Jones of the Stereophonics explains how he found inspiration for songs such as I Stopped To Fill My Car Up in Dahl's grisly, suspenseful short stories.

Plus, David reveals how a song about Willy Wonka gave a Rat Pack legend his only U.S. number one.

This programme first broadcast in November, to coincide with the twentieth anniversary of Roald Dahl's death.

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