Taika and Friends read James and the Giant Peach

Taika Waititi teams up with his celebrity friends in a 10-part reading of the Roald Dahl classic, James and the Giant Peach.

The charity series will raise money for Partners In Health, a global health non-profit organisation who are on the front line of the fight against COVID-19 in the most vulnerable parts of the world. Roald Dahl and partners will be matching every donation made.

Special guests include Jojo Rabbit co-stars Roman Griffin Davis and Archie Yates as well as Meryl Streep, Ryan Reynolds, the Hemsworth brothers, Mindy Kaling and many many more!

Go to Partners In Health website to make a donation: http://www.pih.org/giantpeach.

Watch all the episodes below:

The list of the episodes and Taika’s guest stars:

Episode 1: Chris Hemsworth, Liam Hemsworth and Nick Kroll read Chapters 1 – 4;
Episode 2: Benedict Cumberbatch and Meryl Streep read Chapters 5 – 8;
Episode 3: Cate Blanchett, Sarah Paulson, Eddie Redmayne, Kumail Nanjiani and Ruth Wilson read Chapters 9 – 13;
Episode 4: Cara Delevingne, Olivia Wilde, Tessa Thompson and Beanie Feldstein read Chapters 14 – 18;
Episode 5: Ryan Reynolds reads Chapters 18 – 19;
Episode 6: Duchess of Cornwall, Lupita Nyong’o and Josh Gad read Chapters 20 – 23;
Episode 7: Yo-Yo Ma, Billy Porter, Cynthia Erivo, Jamie Cullum and Utkarsh Ambudkar read Chapters 24-27;
Episode 8: Mindy Kaling, Ben Schwartz and Gordon Ramsay read Chapters 28 – 30;
Episode 9: Governor Andrew Cuomo and Anna Wintour read Chapters 31 – 36;
Episode 10: Roman Griffin Davis and Archie Yates read Chapters 37 – 39.


Host: Taika Waititi
Producers: Maggie Burrows and Bee Carrozzini
Assistant Producer: Lucy Appleby
Editor: Laura Mills
Music for the Call to Action: Paul Spring


4 responses to “Taika and Friends read James and the Giant Peach

  1. Hi
    I’m just wondering what happened to the James and the Giant Peach Episodes, I can only view the first 2 episodes. I saw all of them last year but I wanted to share with my class this year too.

    • Hi. You’re not the first person who has contacted us about those videos! They must have gone private on Roald Dahl’s channel. I’m planning to upload them on ours, although I don’t know how long they’re going to stay there, but in the meantime, send me an email at worldoftaika@gmail.com and I’ll see what I can do for you. – Sylwia.

      EDIT: I’ve just uploaded the missing videos and edited the post. Hopefully you won’t have any trouble with viewing them.

  2. Hi there,
    Like the comment above I am looking for the missing 8 videos. Are you able to help me locate these as they have been made private on youtube? I would appreciate showing these to a bunch of students whom are currently in lockdown.

    • Have you checked the playlist in the post above? I’ve uploaded the missing videos to our channel and you should be able to watch them. If not, drop me an email and I’ll try to find another way to help you out.

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