|As we all know, Witches really are a truly despicable breed! Disguising themselves as sweet old ladies, English Witches (being the worst) are only out for one thing…ridding the world of pesky, smelly kids!
For us, the very thought of a Witch instantly sends images from Roald Dahl’s 1983 classic into our heads followed by shivers down our spines!
|This true kids classic from one of the most-loved children’s authors ever, The Witches is one of those reads that everyone has memories of, whether it had you looking for the telltale signs of a Witch for years after (gloves? wig? no toes?!), or looking at mice in a different way, this tale is always one that sticks in people’s minds and for good reason!
Inspired by a classic quote from this childhood icon, our exclusive new The Witches T-Shirts are such a great way to show some Roald Dahl love and simply help spread some happy vibes wherever you go.
Sure to be a hit with fellow Dahl fans! Take a peep…
|For these and all of our exclusive range of Roald Dahl T-Shirts and gifts, head on over to TruffleShuffle.com.
So what are your memories of this retro icon? Share your memories below.
Slap my knee and stamp my foot it’s only the weekend!
Like the busy paper hatted waiter at an American style diner, let us be your hard working hero as we rush around, spinning plates, filling fizzy drinks to the brim and serve up yet even more cinematic greatness until you’re fit to burst! Grab your bill and tip well as we you marvel in our classic 80s celluloid wonder.
Have a happy retro weekend!
SATURDAY 22nd MARCH
The Addams Family (1991) Film4 1:00 pm-2:55 pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
Creepy couple Morticia and Gomez find their unconventional life threatened by a man claiming to be a long-lost relative. When they welcome him with open arms, they fall prey to a plot that could cost them their ancestral home and the family fortune. Black comedy based on the 1960s TV series, starring Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci, Jimmy Workman and Carel Struycken
Field of Dreams (1989) ITV4 11:10 am-1:20 pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A farmer hears a mysterious voice inspiring him to mark out a baseball pitch in a cornfield – which, to his surprise, is visited by the ghost of the star player of the 1919 Chicago White Sox team, whose career was cut short by scandal. It later dawns on him the pitch has a greater purpose – to give people who have sacrificed important parts of their lives a second chance. Fantasy, starring Kevin Costner, Ray Liotta, Burt Lancaster and James Earl Jones.
Kindergarten Cop (1990) ITV London 3:30 pm-5:35 pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A tough detective is forced to pose as a preschool teacher in a bid to capture a drug dealer whose son is one of the pupils. However, his biggest challenge turns out to be controlling a class full of five-year-olds. Comedy, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Linda Hunt, Pamela Reed and Richard Tyson
Mannequin (1987) 5* 5:05 pm-7:00 pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
A struggling artist gets a job as a window dresser for a department store, only to discover one of his dummies is a reincarnated Egyptian princess who comes to life at night. As he falls for the living doll, she inspires him to transform the shop’s display and make it the most spectacular in town. Fantasy comedy, starring Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall
SUNDAY 23rd MARCH
The Witches (1990) Channel 5 3:50 pm-5:35 pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A boy goes on holiday with his grandmother to a seaside hotel hosting a convention of witches, who have come together to hear their leader’s plan to turn all the children in England into mice. When the chief hag discovers the young lad eavesdropping at their meeting, she decides to make him one of her first victims. Children’s fantasy directed by Nicolas Roeg, based on the book by Roald Dahl, and starring Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher, Jane Horrocks, Rowan Atkinson and Brenda Blethyn
This Is England (2006) Film4 9:00
Twelve-year-old Shaun lives with his mother in a shabby council flat in a bleak northern town and is lacking direction after losing his father in the Falklands War. At school, he is befriended by a skinhead gang and the leader takes the boy under his wing – a tie that draws Shaun into a world of racism and violence, but one where he begins to find a new identity. Shane Meadows’ drama set in the 1980s, starring Thomas Turgoose, Stephen Graham and Jo Hartley
Whip It (2009) ITV2 7:50 pm-10:00 pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
Misfit teenager Bliss grows tired of her small-town life and pushy mother, who is trying to relive her lost youth by making her daughter compete in beauty pageants. When she discovers the fast-paced sport of roller derby, Bliss is instantly hooked and joins a struggling team, but has to keep it a secret from her family. Comedy drama, starring Ellen Page and Drew Barrymore, who also directed.
Dogma (1999) Channel 4 10:55 pm-1:20 am (2 hours 25 minutes)
Two fallen angels banished to Earth discover a theological loophole could get them back into Heaven – except their plan will cause the world’s destruction. It falls to a lapsed Catholic woman to stop them, with the aid of two so-called prophets, a muse-turned-stripper and a forgotten 13th apostle. Kevin Smith’s comedy fantasy, starring Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Linda Fiorentino, Salma Hayek, Jason Lee and Alan Rickman
Whatever you’re up to this weekend, remember to turn off the tap while brushing and turn the lights off. 🙂
|That’s right folks today is the big day!
Yep World Book Day is once again here for the 17th year and is looking bigger and better than ever with some amazing initiatives and ideas to get as many people reading and loving book including some total classics.
|So what’s World Book Day you ask?
World Book Day is a celebration! It’s a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In fact, it’s the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide effort, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. Wowzers!
The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage kids all over to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own by sending schools packs of Book Tokens.
As part of this, schools and kids everywhere go all out and dress up for the day as their favourite characters and take part in some fun school activities.
|This year we’re celebrating in style (sadly not by dressing up) with our very own offer for you lovely peeps. For a limited time only we’re offering 10% off all TruffleShuffle Roald Dahl clothing including designs inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Twits, Danny The Champion of the World, James and the Giant Peach, The Witches and more!
|To save big on classic t shirts simply enter voucher code DAHLDISCOUNT14 at the checkout. That’s it!|
Don’t forget to check out our complete collection of book t-shirts that have been inspired by a whole range of classic books and authors.
Are you doing anything fun to celebrate and get stuck in?
Hi Roald Dahl fans! We’ve got such a big treat for you lovely lot this week. Yes we’ve teamed up with the truly amazing people of the Roald Dahl Literary Estate to create one of our biggest and best competitions to date!
As huuuge Roald Dahl fans, we simply had to launch our very own range of Roald Dahl T-Shirts which have gone down a storm. To say a big thank you to everyone and to help inspire people to re-live the childhood classics, we’d like to invite you all to take part in our amazing giveaway…..
Possibly our best prizes… EVER! We’re giving just one oh so lucky winner a huge collection of Roald Dahl prizes including a complete hardback book set, three exclusive Roald Dahl T-Shirts of their choice, AND a family ticket for the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre in Roald Dahl’s hometown of Great Missenden! Amazing or what!?
|Included in these prizes are…..
3 Exclusive Roald Dahl T-Shirts (in gender and size of choice): Full range here.
Family ticket for the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre: 2 adults and 3 children.
How To Enter
Entry really couldn’t be easier too! Simply use the RaffleCopter competition system below and follow the instructions on the various entry methods. The more ways you enter, the more chance you will have of winning. Imagine each entry as putting a ticket into a hat, the more tickets, the more chances.
a Rafflecopter giveaway
How Will You Pick The Winner?
The lucky winner will be picked totally at random by the rafflecopter system which will use random.org to keep everything nice and fair.
How Long Do I Have To Enter?
This super special competition will close at 11:59pm on Wednesday 28th August and the winner will be chosen (at random) and revealed the following morning.
How Will I Know if I’ve Won?
Once the winner has been selected, we will contact them directly via one of the methods used to enter (Facebook, Twitter etc) as well as announcing it on the official Roald Dahl and TruffleShuffle Facebook and Twitter profiles. Further to that, we will also publish a closing competition post right here on the TruffleShuffle blog which will also include the prizes and who the lucky winner is.
If you have any questions at all or would like any advice, please either email us on firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment below and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Only 1 winner will be selected
If we do not hear back from the winner after 1 week, another will be chosen.
There will be no cash alternative to prizes offered
We reserve the right to close/cancel the competition at any time
Travel to the Museum is not included
Ticket expires 31st March 2014
Winner decision is final
Zippidy Doo Da! It has to be a bank holiday bonanza!
As waves rhythmically crash against rocks on a beach, let us be your tiny but eager archaeologist, equipped with a bright red bucket and spade as we excitedly build for you a castle of mega cinematic greatness surrounded by a mote of celluloid wonder so we can proudly raise our flag of retro movie awesomeness.
Have a happy retro weekend 🙂
SATURDAY 25th MAY
Space Camp (1986)Watch 12:55pm-3:05pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
Six high-school students at a summer academy for would-be astronauts find themselves fighting for survival after being accidentally launched into orbit, and individually have to draw on their own particular talents as oxygen levels start to drop. Children’s sci-fi adventure, starring Kate Capshaw, Tom Skerritt, Lea Thompson, Joaquin Phoenix and Tate Donovan.
The Witches (1990)Watch 5:00pm-6:50pm (1 hour 50 minutes)
A boy goes on holiday with his grandmother to a seaside hotel hosting a convention of witches, who have come together to hear their leader’s plan to turn all the children in England into mice. When the chief hag discovers the young lad eavesdropping at their meeting, she decides to make him one of her first victims. Children’s fantasy directed by Nicolas Roeg, based on the book by Roald Dahl, and starring Anjelica Huston, Mai Zetterling, Jasen Fisher, Jane Horrocks, Rowan Atkinson and Brenda Blethyn.
Arachnophobia (1990)Watch 6:50pm-9:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
A mild-mannered doctor sets up practice in a small town, but a cloud gathers over his career due to a series of unexplained deaths. Before long, he has to convince the locals that a horde of venomous spiders is responsible and confront his intense fear of arachnids into the bargain. Comedy horror, starring Jeff Daniels, John Goodman, Julian Sands and Brian McNamara.
Forrest Gump (1994)Film4 9:00pm-11:40pm (2 hours 40 minutes)
A simple soul bumbles his way through a series of bizarre adventures, becoming an American football star, Vietnam veteran, table tennis champion and millionaire businessman – but the love of his life continues to elude him. Robert Zemeckis’s Oscar-winning comedy drama, starring Tom Hanks, Sally Field, Robin Wright and Gary Sinise.
SUNDAY 26th MAY
Look Who’s Talking (1989)Watch 2:15pm-4:10pm (1 hour 55 minutes)
Pregnant Mollie is dumped by her boyfriend, and sets out after the baby’s birth to find a surrogate father for her infant son Mikey, who comments on proceedings through a wisecracking inner monologue. Mikey is confident the cab driver who helped deliver him is the perfect man for the job – but his mother is less than convinced. Comedy, with John Travolta, Kirstie Alley and the voice of Bruce Willis.
Honey, I Blew Up the Kid (1992)Film4 3:05pm-4:50pm (1 hour 45 minutes)
A scientist perfects a device for making objects grow when they come into contact with electricity. Unfortunately, his two-year-old son is accidentally turned into a giant and goes on the rampage through the streets of Las Vegas. Disney comedy sequel, starring Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman, Robert Oliveri and Lloyd Bridges.
Crocodile Dundee II (1988)Film4 6:50pm-9:00pm (2 hours 10 minutes)
The rugged Australian adventurer sets out to save his reporter girlfriend from New York drug dealers. Having rescued her from their clutches, he realises they will soon be coming after him – so he decides to even the odds by luring them to the Outback for a final showdown. Comedy adventure sequel, starring Paul Hogan, Linda Kozlowski, John Meillon and Charles S Dutton.
Back to the Future Part III (1990)ITV2 6:40pm-9:00pm (2 hours 20 minutes)
Time-travelling teenager Marty McFly is transported back to the days of the Wild West, where he strives to save his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown from death at the hands of a villainous gunslinger. Final instalment in the sci-fi comedy trilogy, starring Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen and Thomas F Wilson.
BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY 27th MAY
Romancing the Stone (1984)Channel 4 1:05pm-3:10pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A romantic novelist goes in search of her kidnapped sister in the steamy jungles of South America, only to become the target of a villainous general who demands as a ransom the valuable treasure map in her possession. Help is at hand in the form of a craggy daredevil fortune hunter, who has his eye on a share of the profits. Comedy adventure, starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito.
Cool Runnings (1993)BBC1 London 1:55pm-3:25pm (1 hour 30 minutes)
A sprinter fails to qualify for the Jamaican Olympic squad, but refuses to give up his dream. Learning that a former US bobsleigh coach is living nearby, he seizes the chance to shine in an entirely different sport, and cajoles three of his friends to join him in training for the 1988 Winter Olympics in the far less tropical environment of Canada. Fact-based comedy, with John Candy, Leon, Doug E Doug and Malik Yoba.
Edward Scissorhands (1990)Film4 5:00pm-7:05pm (2 hours 5 minutes)
A reclusive genius creates a boy but dies before completing him, leaving his brainchild with scissor-like blades in place of hands. A kindly woman from a nearby suburb takes pity on the lonely boy and welcomes him into her home. He quickly becomes a hit in the neighbourhood – but then his new friends start to turn against him. Tim Burton’s fantasy, starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest and Vincent Price.
Short Circuit (1986)Movies 24 5:00pm-7:00pm (2 hours)
A military robot is struck by lightning and develops a mind of its own. The machine embarks on a series of comic misadventures, but the company that made him want him back. He realises his only hope is to convince the scientist who invented him that he really is alive. Sci-fi comedy adventure, starring Steve Guttenberg, Ally Sheedy and Fisher Stevens.
Bam! Bonus movie clip time for y’all to get in the mood a lil’ bit o’ shrimp knowledge.
Whatever you get up to this Bank Holiday, remember don’t eat the gum from under the table and enjoy yourselves.