Roald & Beatrix: The Tail Of The Curious Mouse. Image shows from L to R: Roald Dahl (Harry Tayler), Beatrix Potter (Dawn French). Copyright: Hartswood Films Ltd.

Roald & Beatrix: The Tail Of The Curious Mouse

Sky One comedy drama about literary giants. 1 episode in 2020. Stars Dawn French, Harry Tayler, Jessica Hynes, Rob Brydon and others.

Cast & Crew

Main cast
Dawn French Beatrix Potter
Harry Tayler Roald Dahl
Jessica Hynes Sofie Dahl
Rob Brydon William Potter
Nina Sosanya Miss Landy, Publisher
Nick Mohammed Optometrist
Alison Steadman Dora, Tea Shop Proprietor
Bill Bailey Train Driver
Simon Armstrong Tom
Gareth Bale (as Gareth John Bale) Beaded Man 2
Gus Brown Grumpy Godfrey
Steven Elliott Undertaker
Annabelle Hobbs Astri Dahl
Lynn Hunter Welsh Woman 1
Adrian Metcalfe Male Carol Singer
Richard Nichols Harald Dahl
Rhys Parry Jones Bearded Man 1
Lynne Seymour Welsh Woman 2
Kerry Joy Stewart Fox Fur Woman
Kimberley Nixon Lavender Doll (Voice)
Kevin Bishop Fox Fur Head (Voice)
John Hannah Narrator
Writing team
Abigail Wilson Writer
Helena Murphy Script Editor
Production team
David Kerr Director
Elaine Cameron Producer
Abigail Wilson Executive Producer
Sue Vertue Executive Producer
Dan Cheesbrough Executive Producer
Jon Mountague Executive Producer
Andy Brunskill Puppeteer
Jimmy Grimes Puppeteer

Supporters and subscribers get more

Additional content and tools are available across the site for Supporters and BCG Pro subscribers.

  • BCG Pro business users can see additional crew credits  
    If you join BCG Pro business, you can see commissioner, composer, associate producer, graphics, casting director, 1st assistant director, costume designer, make-up designer, animation director, editor, director of photography, production designer & line producer credits.

Donate (for fans) BCG Pro

Already a donor or Pro user?