Zog is announced as the Julia Donaldson Film for 2018 on BBC1

Zog is on BBC1 on Christmas Day

We enjoyed the Highway Rat last Christmas but the BBC has announced that Zog will be the Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler adaptation on BBC for Christmas 2018!

What time is Zog on TV?

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Zog is due to air on BBC1 on Christmas Day (Tuesday 25th December) at 4.50pm.

Zog is being directed by Max Lang, the Oscar nominated director of Room on the Room and The Gruffalo, also by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

If you don’t know the story of Zog, it’s of the accident-prone dragon gets himself into all kinds of scrapes whilst learning how to fly, roar, breathe fire and fight knights in his first four years at Dragon School. Each year he meets a kind young girl who mends his injuries… now it’s year five, though, and he has to capture a princess!

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Lenny Henry and Game of Thrones star Kit Harington are among the star voices for the BBC’s Christmas 2018 animation Zog.

They are joined by Tracey Ullman and Hugh Skinner in the adaptation of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s story about a hapless young dragon called Zog and his unlikely friendship with a young girl.

Lenny Henry will narrate the story, while Harrington, best known as Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow, plays a very different fighting force in the form of the Knight Sir Gadabout.

Tracey Ullman is Madame Dragon while W1A star Skinner plays Zog himself.

A total of 6 million viewers watched The Highway Rat last Christmas, drawn to the story of the rodent who terrorises his fellow animals into handing everything they have over to him before, eventually, getting his comeuppance. It was narrated by David Tennant.

Zog was first published in 2010 and has sold more than 1.5 million copies as well as winning the Galaxy National Children’s Book of the Year Award.

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