Today is William Shatner’s birthday and so has been honorarily named Talk Like William Shatner Day. Connoisseurs of diary dates will know there there is a Talk Like A Pirate Day and also a Talk Like William Shakespeare Day, but such figures are internationally and historically recognised. Shatner is just one man, yet his voice has its own day. Why? Because his delivery is distinctive and, whilst often mocked, has become a cult classic all by itself.
Over Christmas, plenty of people will have tuned into such BBC highlights as Doctor Who or the new Julia Donaldson adaptation, The Highway Rat. But one thing which might have slipped under the radar is the 2016 adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes.