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FIRST LOOK Roald & Beatrix: The Tail Of The Curious Mouse

Today Sky One have released nine first look images from their upcoming festive treat, Roald & Beatrix: The Tail Of The Curious Mouse.

The 90-minute comedy drama will air this Christmas and is inspired by the true story of when a six-year old Roald Dahl set off on a big adventure to meet his favourite author, Beatrix Potter.

It promises to be a magical story of what can happen when you are brave enough to follow your dreams and will combine live action filming with puppetry and stop-frame animation.

Dawn French plays the children’s author Beatrix Potter, who created beloved characters such as Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck whilst newcomer Harry Tayler plays Roald Dahl.

Today's first look images include Beatrix Potter sat at her famous writing desk, gazing through a snow-covered windowpane and Roald Dahl hiding in the potting shed.

Joining Dawn French and Harry Tayler for this festive treat will be Jessica Hynes, Rob Brydon, Alison Steadman, Nina Sosanya, Bill Bailey and Nick Mohammed.

Roald & Beatrix: The Tail Of The Curious Mouse finds Beatrix Potter at the end of her career, struggling to find motivation as her publisher pressures her for a new draft.

As Christmas approaches, Beatrix hunts for inspiration on her Cumbrian farm as she loses touch with her readers. Her husband William and farm animals, especially Sally the pig, offer her comfort from her crippling writer’s block.

Meanwhile, many miles away in Wales, a young boy called Roald finds comfort in the magical world of Potter’s books following the death of his father and older sister. As the funerals approach and the threat of boarding school looms, the anxious young lad is encouraged by his mother Sophie to visit his idol Beatrix Potter.

Together, Roald and his mother embark on an extraordinary adventure and meet some hilarious characters along the way.

Roald & Beatrix: The Tail Of The Curious Mouse will air this Christmas on Sky One

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