Boy & Going Solo

  • by Roald Dahl
  • Narrated by Patrick Malahid, full cast
  • 2 hrs and 50 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

Two new BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisations of Roald Dahl's gripping autobiographical stories.
These two compelling adaptations, based on Roald Dahl's real-life tales of his of his boyhood and youthful overseas adventures, celebrate his remarkable life and commemorate his genius.
Boy: Dahl's childhood was one of excitement, wonder, terror and sadness. From his fascination with the local sweetshop to the Great Mouse Plot, the horrors of boarding school, the obnoxious Boazers and his time as a chocolate taster for Cadbury's, we hear of the extraordinary events that shaped him and inspired his best-selling books.
Going Solo: setting sail for Africa on the SS Montola, aged 22, Dahl is plunged into an unfamiliar world of eccentric colonial characters. In Tanzania he enjoys life on the savannah, encountering lions and deadly mambas - but when World War II breaks out and he must round up the Germans in Dar es Salaam, he experiences the brutality of war. As he leaves the bush behind and takes to the skies as an RAF pilot, many thrilling adventures and dangerous missions will ensue before he finally makes his way back home.
Starring Patrick Malahide as the voice of Dahl, these colourful dramatisations will carry you away into worlds every bit as amazing, strange and memorable as the ones in his acclaimed fiction. Duration: three hours approx.


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Not the whole book?

A fabulous story however. ... the 3 parts are not the whole it seems? Bit annoying after using a credit!
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- H Harper

Superbly Acted Beautiful Biography Loved It ❤️

Thoroughly enjoyable biography by Roal Dahl. This is colourful, humorous along with some full truths that quite hit the gut. We spent a full afternoon feeling like we were being led through an adventure which when it came to an end, we wished would go on for a third section. Roal Dahl is a beautiful writer who makes you feel he is just saying all of this for you.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-11-2016
  • Publisher: BBC Digital Audio