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1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

PG | 115 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

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A young boy wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by the world's most unusual candy maker.

Writers: Roald Dahl, John August | Director: Tim Burton | Stars: Johnny Depp, Freddie Highmore, David Kelly, Helena Bonham Carter

2. Matilda (1996)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Fantasy

6.8
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Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.

Writers: Roald Dahl, Nicholas Kazan, Robin Swicord | Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Mara Wilson, Embeth Davidtz

3. Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

G | 100 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

7.8
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A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all.

Writer: Roald Dahl | Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear

4. Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)

PG | 87 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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83 Metascore

An urbane fox cannot resist returning to his farm raiding ways and then must help his community survive the farmers' retaliation.

Writers: Roald Dahl, Wes Anderson, Noah Baumbach | Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman

5. Four Rooms (1995)

R | 98 min | Comedy

6.7
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Four interlocking tales that take place in a fading hotel on New Year's Eve.

Writers: Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino | Directors: Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Tim Roth, Amanda De Cadenet, David Proval, Jennifer Beals

6. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

G | 144 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

6.9
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A hapless inventor finally finds success with a flying car, which a dictator from a foreign government sets out to take for himself.

Writers: Roald Dahl, Ian Fleming, Ken Hughes, Richard Maibaum | Director: Ken Hughes | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries, Benny Hill

7. You Only Live Twice (1967)

Approved | 117 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

6.9
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Agent 007 and the Japanese secret service ninja force must find and stop the true culprit of a series of spacejackings before nuclear war is provoked.

Writers: Harold Jack Bloom, Roald Dahl | Director: Lewis Gilbert | Stars: Sean Connery, Akiko Wakabayashi, Mie Hama, Tetsurô Tanba

8. James and the Giant Peach (1996)

PG | 79 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.7
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An orphan with terrible aunts for guardians, befriends human like bugs who live inside a giant peach, who take the boy on a journey to New York City.

Writers: Roald Dahl, Karey Kirkpatrick, Jonathan Roberts, Steve Bloom | Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Paul Terry, Joanna Lumley, Pete Postlethwaite, Simon Callow

9. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)

25 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.7
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Master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock presents several short stories. The stories are invariably surprising, often containing elements of horror, comedy, suspense, and the supernatural.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Harry Tyler, John Williams, Patricia Hitchcock

10. The Witches (1990)

PG | 91 min | Fantasy, Family, Horror

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A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse.

Writers: Roald Dahl, Allan Scott | Director: Nicolas Roeg | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher, Rowan Atkinson

11. The BFG (2016)

Family, Fantasy | Announced

The tale of a young girl, the Queen of England and a benevolent giant known as the BFG, who set out on an adventure to capture the evil, man-eating giants who have been invading the human world.

Writers: Roald Dahl, Melissa Mathison | Director: Steven Spielberg

12. Tales of the Unexpected (1979–1988)

25 min | Horror, Thriller

7.8
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Dramatizations of many Roald Dahl short stories.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Andrew Ray, Forbes Collins, Richard Johnson

13. The BFG (1989)

87 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

6.5
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Sophie is snatched from her orphanage early one morning by the BFG (Big Friendly Giant), whom she witnesses engaged in mysterious activities, and whisked away to Giant Country. She is soon ... See full summary »

Writers: Roald Dahl, John Hambley | Director: Brian Cosgrove | Stars: David Jason, Amanda Root, Angela Thorne, Ballard Berkeley

14. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985–1989)

22 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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Updated remakes of classic stories originally produced by the Master of Suspense.

Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Bernard Behrens, Cynthia Belliveau, David B. Nichols

15. Jackanory (1965–1996)

15 min | Family, Fantasy

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A celebrity reads a story, enhancing it in ways that will entice the most restless of children.

Creators: Mary Tourtel, Alfred Bestall, Joy Whitby | Stars: Bernard Cribbins, Bernard Holley, Ray Smith, Rodney Bewes

16. The Witches

Fantasy | Announced

Based on Roald Dahl's 1973 classic book 'The Witches', the story tells the scary, funny and imaginative tale of a seven year old boy who has a run in with some real life witches!

Writers: Roald Dahl, Guillermo del Toro | Director: Guillermo del Toro

17. Breakfast (2000– )

180 min | Family, News, Talk-Show

6.0
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Popular morning news programme that covers many news stories from both the UK and from around the world. Other features include a sports round-up, weather reports every thirty minutes and ... See full summary »

Stars: Bill Turnbull, Carol Kirkwood, Charlie Stayt, Sian Williams

18. Roald Dahl's Danny the Champion of the World (1989 TV Movie)

99 min | Family, Adventure, Drama

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Somewhere in England, in the Autumn of 1955, a widowed father and his son live an idyllic life together. Only their gas station happens to sit on a piece of land that a local developer ... See full summary »

Writers: Roald Dahl, John Goldsmith | Director: Gavin Millar | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Robbie Coltrane, Samuel Irons, Cyril Cusack

19. 36 Hours (1965)

Approved | 115 min | War, Thriller

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Germans kidnap an American major and try to convince him that World War II is over, so that they can get details about the Allied invasion of Europe out of him.

Writers: George Seaton, Roald Dahl, Carl K. Hittleman, Luis H. Vance | Director: George Seaton | Stars: James Garner, Eva Marie Saint, Rod Taylor, Werner Peters

20. Suspicion (1957–1958)

60 min | Drama

8.0
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The show consisted of 40 episodes, half were live and half were on film. The shows, often involving murder, were designed to confuse and mystify the audience and dealt with their fears and ... See full summary »

Stars: Dennis O'Keefe, Mike Ragan, Marian Seldes, Jack Klugman

21. Lux Video Theatre (1950–1959)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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Live dramatic shows featuring Hollywood stars. Initially, the show was a 30-minute weekly show but when it moved to NBC in August 1954, the show was extended to 60-minutes and the plays ... See full summary »

Stars: Ken Carpenter, Jay Jackson, Otto Kruger, Gordon MacRae

22. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory in the Playroom (2012 Video)

7 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

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Stars: Jessica Fildes, James Fildes

23. Imagine (2003– )

60 min | Documentary, History

7.3
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Wide ranging BBC arts programme.

Stars: Alan Yentob, Chuck Close, Richard Rogers, Martin Parr

24. This Is Your Life (1969–2003)

25 min | Documentary, Biography

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Creator: Ralph Edwards | Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Michael Aspel, John Mills, Bobby Charlton

25. The Road Builder (1971)

R | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

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Effective psychological love story with a macabre twist not found in the original Joy Cowley novel. The dreary existence of middle- aged spinster Maura Prince takes an unexpected turn with ... See full summary »

Writers: Joy Cowley, Roald Dahl | Director: Alastair Reid | Stars: Patricia Neal, Pamela Brown, Nicholas Clay, Jean Anderson

26. 'Way Out (1961– )

25 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

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A new drama in the macabre genre was broadcast each week hosted by Roald Dahl.

Stars: Roald Dahl, Richard Morse, George Turner, Mildred Dunnock

27. Thirty-Minute Theatre (1965–1973)

30 min | Drama

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Stars: Donald Sinden, Deborah Lavin, Helen Lindsay, Paul Moriarty

28. The Twits

Animation, Comedy | Announced

A pair of wicked pranksters plan an elaborate heist along with their crew of highly-trained animals.

Writers: John Aboud, John Cleese, Michael Colton, Roald Dahl, Kirk De Micco, Pamela Pettler, Conrad Vernon | Director: Conrad Vernon

29. That Was the Week That Was (1962–1963)

50 min | Comedy

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Satirical sketch show. The first such show in the UK. It ran for two seasons before being pulled just before the 1964 general election.

Stars: David Frost, Millicent Martin, William Rushton, Roy Kinnear

30. Genesis and Catastrophe (2000)

8 min | Drama, Short

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In a squalid German hospital, an overworked doctor tends to the difficult childbirth of Karla. We learn that Karla has lost three previous babies, and her husband is pessimistic about the ... See full summary »

Writers: Roald Dahl, Jamie Ruddy, Jonathan Liebesman | Director: Jonathan Liebesman | Stars: Isabelle Flachsmann, Connor Collins, Kenya De Rosa, Judith Griegossies

31. Danger (1950–1955)

30 min | Drama

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Live psychological and murder mystery dramas and one of the first U.S. TV dramas to make effective use of background music.

Stars: Dick Stark, Edward Binns, Joseph Anthony, Richard Kiley

32. Breaking Point (1989 TV Movie)

100 min | Thriller

5.5
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Pike is an American agent who is captured by the Nazis who want the date of Normandy attack. When they can't get the information through torture they try something totally different.

Writers: Roald Dahl, Carl K. Hittleman, Luis H. Vance, Stanley R. Greenberg | Director: Peter Markle | Stars: Corbin Bernsen, Joanna Pacula, John Glover, David Marshall Grant

33. CBS Television Workshop (1952– )

30 min | Drama

6.8
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Stars: Robert Baines, John Baragrey, Harry Bellaver, Philip Bourneuf

34. Teatterituokio (1962– )

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Stars: Katriina Rinne, Martti Kuisma, Arja Pessa, Asta Backman

35. Rendezvous (1957– )

30 min | Drama

7.4
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Stars: Charles Drake, Peter O'Toole, Gordon Tanner, Gaylord Cavallaro

36. Going Live! (1987–1993)

192 min

8.0
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Stars: Sarah Greene, Phillip Schofield, Peter Simon, Trevor Neal

37. Lamb to the Slaughter (2002)

PG | 90 min | Mystery

6.7
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In 1940, when Mary Maloney's husband of 10 years (Patrick Maloney) decides to leave her. Mary takes matters into to her own hands...

Writers: Deborah Cohn, Mari Colabelli, Roald Dahl | Director: Nicole Barnette | Stars: Liz Mamana, Brien Varady, Ron Gilbert, Shane Kramer

38. Three Little Pigs (2008)

7 min | Short, Family

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Writer: Roald Dahl | Director: Enrique Vargas Celis | Stars: Ruy Círigo, Odeth Casanova, Cecilia Castañeda, Aura Marquez

39. The 41st Annual Academy Awards (1969 TV Special)

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Directors: Gower Champion, Richard Dunlap | Stars: Jack Albertson, Alan Arkin, Alan Bergman, Ingrid Bergman

40. Cameo Theatre (1950–1955)

30 min | Drama

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Live dramatic plays presented in the round with minimal props, scenery and costumes.

Stars: Claire Luce, Ernest Truex, Douglass Montgomery, Judy Parrish

41. Baa Baa Black Sheep (2013)

14 min | Short, Crime, Mystery

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Guess who's coming to dinner? Two detectives with a nose for murder are sent in to investigate the mysterious murder of John Brown in London Town. Who had the appetite to murder such a nice... See full summary »

Writers: Romana Carén, Roald Dahl, Shoshana Rae Stark | Director: Shoshana Rae Stark | Stars: Sophia Baumgartner, Romana Carén, Leslie Goldsby, David Wurawa

42. The Philip Morris Playhouse (1953–1954)

30 min | Drama

7.4
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Stars: Everett Sloane, John Beal, Donald Cook, Eddie Albert

43. Late Night Horror (1968– )

Horror

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Anthology series of horror adaptations.

Stars: Bart Allison, Jean Anderson, Clare Austin, Alex Bannion

44. Jackanory Junior (2007– )

Family

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Stars: Amanda Abbington, Holly Aird, Martin Clunes, Lee Cornes

45. Star Tonight (1955–1956)

30 min | Drama

7.7
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Stars: Nancy Coleman, Kathleen Comegys, Doreen Lang, Dennis Patrick

46. Dirty Beasts (1990 TV Movie)

Animation

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Writer: Roald Dahl | Director: Jo Pullen | Stars: Prunella Scales, Timothy West

47. Pisvingers! (1995)

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Writers: Roald Dahl, Marc van Uchelen | Director: Marc van Uchelen | Stars: Cas Jansen, Horace Cohen, Edward Stelder, Jak Bakker

48. The Bet (I) (2005)

8 min | Short, Comedy

7.4
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About an old man who makes a bet with a young hotel valet involving a lighter, a hot convertible, and a finger. Based on the Roald Dahl short story, "Man from the South."

Writers: Jason Antebi, Roald Dahl, Seth Gittlitz, Eric Swan | Director: Eric Swan | Stars: Irene DeBari, Walter Delmar, Hector Elias, Randy Tobin

49. Read All About It (1974–1979)

30 min | Talk-Show

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Stars: Joanna Lumley, Patrick Macnee, Ronald Harwood, Antonia Fraser

50. The Silent Hunt (1990)

65 min | Comedy

6.1
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Writers: Roald Dahl, Kiumars Poorahmad | Director: Kiumars Poorahmad | Stars: Golab Adineh, Sirus Gorjestani, Sam Gharibian, Mehdi Hashemi