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Author Roald Dahl circa 1989 with his grandson Luke Kelly, who is now the managing director of the Roald Dahl Literary Estate. Photograph: Jan Baldwin via The New York Time

The grey doorway in London’s Marylebone neighbourhood here is unmarked but for 11 words spelled out across the top rail: “The greatest secrets are alw(...)

Illustration by Dearbhla Kelly: ‘I went with this because I couldn’t choose a favourite character so I just tried to cram as many references (from memory) in there as possible’

Roddy Doyle I didn’t know Roald Dahl’s books when I was a child and I’ve never read his adult fiction. I started to read his children’s books when I(...)

Jeremy Irons, Samuel Irons and Cyril Cusack in the 1989 movie of ‘Danny, the Champion of the World’

In May, Steven Spielberg’s The BFG played out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival. Almost all critics agreed that the combination of Spielberg(...)

Author Roald Dahl (1916 - 1995), born in Wales of Norwegian parentage. Photograph by Dumant/Getty Images

Here are some things that happen in Roald Dahl’s books for children: A duck-hunting family have their arms replaced with wings while giant ducks wi(...)

Along with the tape, Pixar sent a drawing of Mike and Sulley, surrounded by rolls of film, to Ken Loach. Photograph: Pixar

British director Ken Loach’s appeal for old-school editing tape has been answered in the unlikeliest of quarters after a response from the cutting-edg(...)