Channel 4 has commissioned a celebration of Roald Dahl’s best-selling children’s books to mark 100 years since his birth.
Roald Dahl’s Most Marvellous Book, hosted by David Walliams, will see Stephen Spielberg, Julie Walters, Richard Curtis and a host of other stars make the case for their favourite Dahl books.
The show will also have a competitive element – after hearing from the celebrities, the public will be called to vote for their favourite Dahl book via Twitter, with the winner announced at the end of the show.
— David Walliams (@davidwalliams) July 27, 2016
The books competing for the title include Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, The BFG and Matilda.
Roald Dahl is an author and playwright famous for his children’s books, the first of which was James and the Giant Peach, published in 1961.
His stories went on to be translated into 59 languages and remain immensely popular today.
Dahl died in 1990. September 13 2016 marks 100 years since his birth and celebrations are planned across the country.