Boy & Going Solo: BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramas (CD-Audio)
These two adaptations, based on Roald Dahl’s real-life tales of his of his boyhood and youthful overseas adventures, celebrate his remarkable life. Boy tells of how Dahl’s childhood was one of excitement, wonder, terror, and sadness, from his fascination with the local sweet shop to the Great Mouse Plot, the horrors of boarding school, and his time as a chocolate taster for Cadbury’s. Going Solo tells of how, at 22, Dahl set sail for Africa on the SS Montola and plunged into an unfamiliar world of colonial characters. In Tanzania he enjoys life on the savannah, but when World War II breaks out, he leaves the bush behind and takes to the skies as an RAF pilot. These dramatizations will carry listeners away into worlds every bit as amazing, strange, and memorable as the ones in his acclaimed fiction. Unabridged.