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Roald Dahl

Radio 4's Seriously podcast is an attempt to take Radio 4 programmes and give it a them a more friendly continuity announcer to get some younger folks listening to it. It works quite well.

bbc.co.uk/programmes/p040dzz0

This show is Sophie Dahl going over recordings of her grandfather the legendary children's (and adult's) author Roald Dahl.

Roald was a fighter pilot in the second world war but shot down over Tanzania giving him a head injury. He credits that with changing his brain enough to let creative feeling in and soon he was writing The Gremlins, a story about wee helpers of the RAF. (Popular culture took his idea of Germlins in many directions usually as un-helpful creatures.)

He had other instances of ABI in his life with his wife suffering a subarachnoid hemorrhage and his son had one too.

A fascinating story to a fascinating life.

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Just spotted your post Jonathan. Looks interesting...............will take a look tomorrow ! Thanks, Cat x

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