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#62 | Matilda 2: No More Miss Nice Girl

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It's colourful, quotable and it inspired a generation of children to spend countless hours fruitlessly staring at glasses of water... this week on Beyond The Box Set, we continue our actors-turned-directors mini-season with a look back at Danny DeVito's utterly delightful adaptation of Roald Dahl's Matilda.

Already an emerging child star thanks to roles in classic movies like Mrs Doubtfire and Miracle on 34th Street, Mara Wilson turned in the defining role of her career as the book-loving heroine Matilda Wormwood. Character actress Pam Ferris, meanwhile, chewed scenery with abandon as the monstrous Ms Trunchbull, proving that the best movie villains should always be characters we secretly sort of root for.

In this week's episode - the latest edition in our ongoing series on movies by actors-turned-directors - we look back at the delicate balance of darkness and whimsy that makes Matilda one of the all time great films for children, and attempt to brainstorm what a sequel might look like over twenty years later...

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00.00: Ms Trunchbull was in the wrong profession

21.10: Matilda Drinking Games (Over 18s only)

32.50: Matilda 2: Trunchbull's Last Stand

44.20: Matilda 2: No More Miss Nice Girl

1.00.30: Listener Submissions & Episode 63 Preview 

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