Revolting Rhymes

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Revolting Rhymes

Series 1 - Episode 2



This second helping of lightly warped fairy tales is even better than the first. It picks up at the sinister final scene from last night, where the wolf arrives as a babysitter. “It’s a giant wolf!” says the excited child at the door. “A giant hungry wolf,” the beast corrects him…then tells the children a hybrid Cinderella-Jack-and-the-Beanstalk story.

It’s gorgeously animated but there’s still a proper Dahl edge of nastiness, as when Jack’s mother rages at his cow-for-bean deal: “Then summoning up all her power/She beat the boy for half an hour/Using (and nothing could be meaner)/ The handle of a vacuum cleaner.”


Conclusion. Two more animations based on tales from Roald Dahl's children's book, which puts the author's comic spin on the stories of Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk. Jack is madly in love with his next door neighbour Cindy - but after attending a ball, she only has eyes for a vain prince. He finds himself distracted from the pursuit of true love when a giant beanstalk starts growing at the bottom of his garden. The star-studded voice cast includes David Walliams and Rob Brydon as the ugly sisters.

Cast & Crew

Red Riding Hood Rose Leslie
Snow White Gemma Chan
Wolf/Magic Fairy/Giant Dominic West
Short Sister Rob Brydon
Jack Isaac Hempstead Wright
Cindy Bel Powley
Tall Sister/Jack's Mother David Walliams
Prince Bertie Carvel
Boy Dylan Issberner
Girl Amelie Forester-Evans
Adapted By Jakob Schuh
Adapted By Jan Lachauer
Director Jan Lachauer
Director Jakob Schuh
Producer Martin Pope
Producer Michael Rose
Writer Roald Dahl
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