George's Marvellous Medicine (1986)
For a generation of impressionable kids, BBC storytelling show Jackanory marked a first encounter with one Rik Mayall. Dahl’s tale of granny-poisoning proves the perfect match of story and storyteller. While it’s just a loud man reciting a story while running around a house, making a mess, it’s a memorable adaptation. A great tale beautifully told – though it’s probably not one of your nan’s favourites.