ABOUT DAVID TENNANT 

FACT FILE

Stage Name: David Tennant

Birth Name: David John McDonald

Date Of Birth: 18th April 1971

Height: 6"1

Home Town: Paisley, Scotland

Education: Ralston Primary, Paisley Grammar School, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

Favourite Book: The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger.

Favourite Film: Any Alfred Hitchcock but particulary Marnie.

Favourite Actress: Audrey Hepburn.

Favourite Play: Look Back In Anger and The Glass Menagerie.

Favourite TV Show: The West Wing.

Favourite Work Of Art: Rodin's The Kiss.

Favourite Piece Of Music: Fishing For A Dream - Turin Breaks.

Favourite Bands: The Proclaimers and The Beatles.

Favourite Doctor Who Monster: The Zygons.

TV CV:

AUDIO

BEATRIX POTTER: THE COMPLETE WORKS

Date:  2020

Character:  Narrator 

Production: Audible

To mark 154 years since the author’s birth, publisher Penguin Random House has announced an audio edition of Beatrix Potter: The Complete Tales.
David reads The Tale Of Benjamin Bunny.

DOCTOR WHO: OUT OF TIME

Date:  2020

Character:  Tenth Doctor 

Production: Big Finish

Doctor Who: Out Of Tiime volume one sees David Tennant's Tenth Doctor team up with Tom Baker's Fourth Doctor for the first time.

The Cathedral of Contemplation is an enigma, existing outside time. It turns through history, opening its doors across the universe to offer solace to those in need. 

 

Occasionally, the Doctor drops in – when he's avoiding his destiny, it’s an ideal place to get some perspective. Only, he's already there several lives earlier, so when dimension barriers break down, his past and present collide.   
 

And when the Daleks invade and commandeer the Cathedral, two Doctors must unite to stop them – or face extermination twice over! 
 

DONNA NOBLE: KIDNAPPED

Date:  2020

Character:  Tenth Doctor 

Production: Big Finish

Fans of David Tennant's tenure as the Tenth Doctor will be thrilled to hear that he makes a cameo in the new Big Finish series starring his feisty companion Donna Noble. Catherine Tate stars in Donna Noble: Kidnapped!, a set of four new audio adventures which see Donna fighting monsters (and her overbearing mother) with a new companion as she flies the TARDIS, makes new friends and takes on the mantle of Earth’s protector.
 

KNOCK THREE TIMES

Date:  2020

Character:  Narrator

Production: Hodder Audiobooks

Wish and Xar are outlaws on the run, hunted by Warriors, Wizards and, worst of all, Witches.... 
Can they find the ingredients for the spell to get rid of Witches before the Kingwitch gets his talons on the Magic-that-Works-on-Iron? 

Their next Quest is the most terrifying and treacherous of all...and someone is going to betray them. Are you ready to Knock Three Times?  

WAR OF THE WORLDS

Date:  2019

Character:  Narrator 

Production: Audible

When Earth is invaded by Martians in great mechanical tripods, terror ensues. They are equipped with heat-rays and poisonous black gas, intent on wiping out the human race. During the destruction, one man's story details the monstrous invasion, and his struggle to find his wife in the devastation.  
 

WARPED GALAXIES: SECRETS OF THE TAU

Date:  2019

Character:  Narrator

Production: Warhammer Adventures

Continuing their quest to find the mysterious Emperor's Seat, Zelia Lord and friends find themselves in a strange spaceport controlled by the alien Tau. What secrets are these seemingly friendly creatures hiding...?  
 

WARPED GALAXIES: CLAWS OF GENESTEALER

Date:  2019

Character:  Narrator

Production: Warhammer Adventures

Have you heard the phrase 'out of the frying pan, into the fire'? The young heroes have survived the Necrons, but now they face the claws and cunning of another alien enemy....

Having crash-landed on a remote ice planet, Zelia Lor and her friends Talen, Mekki and the super-intelligent alien-ape Fleapit must do whatever they can to survive. A distress beacon offers some hope of rescue, but what else lurks in the ice and snow, watching them with hungry eyes?
 

WARPED GALAXIES: ATTACK OF THE NECRON

Date:  2019

Character:  Narrator

Production: Warhammer Adventures

On the hive world of Targian, Zelia Lor helps her mother search for ancient tech, digging up treasures of the past on the wind-blown plains. They are happy. They are safe. All that changes when the Necrons attack. Without warning, a host of robotic ships appear in the skies above Targian and rip the planet apart. Separated from her mother, Zelia must escape the doomed world, her only hope a scrambled transmission promising safety at a mysterious place known only as the Emperor’s Seat. Launched in an escape pod, she crashes on an icy wasteland far, far from home. But Zelia is not alone. She is joined by a rag-tag group of survivors – the street-tough juve Talen, gadget-obsessed Martian boy Mekki and super-intelligent alien-ape, Fleapit.  

TWICE MAGIC

Date:  2018

Character:  Narrator

Production: Hodder Audiobooks

From the best-selling author of How to Train Your Dragon comes an exciting high-adventure series - set in an ancient, magical time full of Wizards, Warriors, Giants and Sprites. 

This was once the story of a young boy Wizard and a young girl Warrior who had been taught since birth to hate each other like poison. 

But now, the boy Wizard and girl Warrior have been brought together in the Badwoods, and they have witnessed the shocking consequences of the Stone That Takes Away Magic. They will need to cast aside their differences once more - for an Evil Spell has broken free. 

It's up to Xar and Wish to find the ingredients. But it means entering the Druids Castle unannounced....

WILD HONEY

Date:  2018

Character:  Platonov

Production: BBC Radio 4

Village schoolmaster Platonov has it all - wit, intelligence, a comfortable and respectable life in provincial Russia, and the attentions of four beautiful women - one of whom is his devoted wife. As summer arrives and the seasonal festivities commence, the rapidly intensifying heat makes everyone giddy with sunlight, vodka and passion.

Extras:

Download Part One 

Download Part Two

THE TENTH DOCTOR ADVENTURES: COLD VENGEANCE

Date:  2017

Character:  The Doctor 
Production: Big Finish

The TARDIS arrives on Coldstar, a vast freezer satellite, packed with supplies to feed a colony world.

 

But there are cracks in the ice, and something scuttles under the floors. Soon, Rose and the Doctor encounter robots, space pirates and... refuse collectors.

 

As Coldstar's tunnels begin to melt, an even greater threat stirs within. An old enemy of the Doctor puts a plan into action - a plan for retribution. 

 

Nobody's vengeance is colder than an Ice Warrior's.

THE TENTH DOCTOR ADVENTURES: THE SWORD OF THE CHEVALIER

Date:  2017

Character:  The Doctor 
Production: Big Finish

1791 and the Doctor and Rose get to meet one of the most enigmatic, thrilling and important people in history: The Chevalier d’Eon. She used to be known as a spy, but then she used to be known as a lot of things. If there’s one thing the Doctor knows it’s that identity is what you make it. Choose a life for yourself and be proud. Mind you, if the Consortium of the Obsidian Asp get their way, all lives may soon be over...

THE TENTH DOCTOR ADVENTURES: INFAMY OF THE ZAROSS

Date:  2017

Character:  The Doctor 
Production: Big Finish

When Jackie Tyler takes an away day to visit her old friend Marge in Norwich, she finds her holiday immediately interrupted in the worst way possible - an alien invasion! The infamous Zaross have come to take over the Earth. 

 

Or have they? After Jackie calls in the Doctor and Rose to deal with the menace, it soon becomes clear that this is a very unusual invasion indeed. 

 

The Doctor is about to uncover one of the most heinous crimes in the history of the galaxy. And if he can't stop it an awful lot of people are going to die.

THE WIZARDS OF ONCE

Date:  2017

Character:  Narrator
Production: Hodder Audibooks

Once there was magic, and the magic lived in the dark forests. Until the warriors came...

This is the story of a young boy wizard and a young girl warrior who have been taught since birth to hate each other like poison and the thrilling tale of what happens when their two worlds collide.

Xar is a wizard boy who has no magic and will do anything to get it. Wish is a warrior girl, but she owns a banned magical object, and she will do anything to conceal it.

In this whirlwind adventure, Xar and Wish must forget their differences if they're going to make it to the dungeons at Warrior Fort - where something that has been sleeping for hundreds of years is stirring....

THE BEACH OF FALSEA

Date:  2016

Character:  Wiltshire

Production: BBC Radio 4

David Tennant stars as Wiltshire, a trader freshly arrived on a Samoan Island. He marries a native girl, only to find himself tabooed by the rest of the inhabitants.
At the height of his powers, Stevenson tackled the most pressing theme on the islands - the vicious effects of colonialism including slavery, racism, sexual exploitation and the conflict between traditional and modern values. The subjects are as vivid today as in 1894, and these compelling and violent stories feature some of the most driven, dangerous and obsessive characters in fiction. Joseph Conrad drew on these novellas for Heart of Darkness.

Extras:

Download The Beach Of Falsea

THE EBB TIDE

Date:  2016

Character:  Narrator

Production: BBC Radio 4

Three destitute men steal a schooner. They drink the cargo of champagne and try to steal a treasure trove of pearls from a local slave-owning trader. Starring Stanley Townsend and Rupert Evans with narration by David Tennant.

At the height of his powers, Stevenson tackled the most pressing theme on the islands - the vicious effects of colonialism including slavery, racism, sexual exploitation and the conflict between traditional and modern values. The subjects are as vivid today as in 1894 and these compelling and violent stories feature some of the most driven, dangerous and obsessive characters in fiction. Joseph Conrad drew on these novellas for Heart of Darkness.

Extras:

Download The Ebb Tide 

THE TENTH DOCTOR ADVENTURES: DEATH AND THE QUEEN

Date:  2016

Character:  The Doctor 
Production: Big Finish

Donna Noble has never been lucky in love.

So when, one day, her Prince does come, she is thrilled to have the wedding of all weddings to look forward to. Though the Doctor isn’t holding his breath for an invitation. And her future mother-in-law is certainly not amused.

But on the big day itself, Donna finds her castle under siege from the darkest of forces, marching at the head of a skeleton army.

When it looks like even the Doctor can’t save the day, what will Queen Donna do to save her people from Death itself?

THE TENTH DOCTOR ADVENTURES: TIME REAVER

Date:  2016

Character:  The Doctor 
Production: Big Finish

Calibris. The spaceport planet where anything goes. Where anyone who doesn't want to be found can be lost, and where everything has its price. Where betentacled gangster Gully holds sway at the smugglers’ tavern, Vagabond’s Reach.

The alien Vacintians are trying to impose some order on the chaos. Soon the Doctor and Donna discover why. An illegal weapon is loose on the streets. A weapon that destroys lives… Slowly and agonisingly.

THE TENTH DOCTOR ADVENTURES: TECHNOPHOBIA

Date:  2016

Character:  The Doctor 
Production: Big Finish

When the Doctor and Donna visit London’s Technology Museum for a glimpse into the future, things don’t go to plan.

The most brilliant IT brain in the country can’t use her computer. More worrying, the exhibits are attacking the visitors, while outside, people seem to be losing control of the technology that runs their lives.

Is it all down to simple human stupidity, or is something more sinister going on?

Beneath the streets, the Koggnossenti are waiting. For all of London to fall prey to technophobia...

THE MARK OF GOLD LIGHT

Date:  2016

Character:  Noriam
 

David Tennant is the voice of Noriam, a comical and ultimately heroic character on children's writer and musician Bowvayne's new double album The Mark of Gold Light. 

Get lost in this magical tale of love, evil, battles waged between wizards and goblin-like yrrchs.
Woven into this fantastical tale, are 31 songs ranging from rock to world to classical and heart wrenching ballads. Characters are voiced by a stellar cast with Julian Glover, Phillip Glenister and Joanna Lumley.

ESSENTIAL SHAKESPEARE LIVE

Date:  2016

Character:  Hamlet
Production: Royal Shakespeare Company

David Tennant is featured in a CD box set from the Royal Shakespeare Company.
The Essential Shakespeare Live is a selection of over 40 scenes and speeches performed in live Royal Shakespeare Company productions from 1959 to the present day, chosen by Gregory Doran, Artistic Director of the RSC.
The box set is made up of the previously released The Essential Shakespeare Live and The Essential Shakespeare Live Encore.
 

TENNANT LOOKS BACK ON OSBOURNE

Date:  2016

Character:  Himself
Production: BBC Radio 4

Sixty years ago, one small play shocked British theatre to its core and started a cultural revolution. John Osborne, a writer from an unfashionable Midlands city, put ordinary lives on stage and made them an extraordinary comment on post-war Britain. As he prepares to star in a new production for Radio 4, David Tennant explores John Osborne's own papers to uncover how he put his own life and relationships into Look Back in Anger.

Along the way, we look back at the anger which greeted the play from many critics. The BBC's theatre critic Ivor Brown called it, "unspeakably dirty and squalid. It is difficult to believe that a colonel's daughter, brought up with some standards, would have stayed in this sty for a day." He went on to fume, "I felt angry because it wasted my time." He was one of many who hated the play.

David Tennant hears interviews with John Osborne, reads his personal letters, as well as archive of critic Kenneth Tynan and director Tony Richardson. He also plays extracts from previous productions, including a classic with Richard Burton as Jimmy Porter.

 

Extras:

Download Tennant Looks Back At Osbourne 

LOOK BACK IN ANGER

Date:  2016

Character:  Jimmy Porter 
Production: BBC Radio 4

To celebrate sixty years since John Osborne wrote his classic play, Look Back In Anger, Richard Wilson directs a new radio dramatisation with David Tennant as Jimmy Porter. The play that launched the Angry Young Man movement has lost none of its bite and still disturbs and questions in equal measure.
 

Jimmy Porter, lower middle-class, university-educated, lives with his wife Alison, the daughter of a retired Colonel in the British Army in India. His friend Cliff Lewis, who helps Jimmy run a sweet stall, lives with them. Jimmy, intellectually restless and thwarted, reads the papers, argues and taunts his friends over their acceptance of the world around them. He rages to the point of violence, reserving much of his bile for Alison's friends and family. The situation is exacerbated by the arrival of Helena, an actress friend of Alison's from school. Appalled at what she finds, Helena calls Alison's father to take her away from the flat. He arrives while Jimmy is visiting the mother of a friend and takes Alison away. As soon as she has gone, Helena moves in with Jimmy. Alison returns to visit, having lost Jimmy's baby. Helena can no longer stand living with Jimmy and leaves. Finally Alison returns to Jimmy and his angry life.
 

Extras:

Download Look Back In Anger

LATE NIGHT TALES WITH OLAFUR ARNALDS

Date:  2016

Character:  Narrator
 

David Tennant provides a spoken word track for the latest Late Night Tales album, curated by Ólafur Arnalds.

Late Night Tales invites the world's best artists to delve deep into their music collections to create the ultimate "late night" selection. The series features expertly curated mixes by MGMT, Friendly Fires, The Flaming Lips, Metronomy, Groove Armada, The Cinematic Orchestra, Four Tet, Belle & Sebastian, Jamiroquai, Midlake, Arctic Monkeys and more top artists. Each offering includes an exclusive cover version by the artist and a spoken word story narrated by the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Will Self, Bootsy Collins, Brian Blessed and Patrick Moore. Late Night Tales: music and stories worth staying up for.
 

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG AND THE RACE AGAINST TIME

Date:  2016

Character:  Narrator
Production: Ian Fleming Publications

Uh-oh! Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is stuck in reverse. And Little Harry's pressed a button that means she's reversing through time - with the Tootings aboard. When they finally come to a stop, it's at the feet of a very hungry-looking T. rex. How are the Tootings - and Chitty - going to get out of this one?

More fun, fast, feel-good adventure with the world's greatest car...driven by the world's most hapless family.

CHITTY CHITTY BAND BANG OVER THE MOON

Date:  2016

Character:  Narrator
Production: Ian Fleming Publications

The Tootings are stuck in 1966! Somebody's stolen Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and left them behind. But that's not their biggest problem. Their biggest problem is that Little Harry's been kidnapped by whoever nicked their magical car.

There's only one solution. The Tootings must find the Potts - the family that originally built Chitty. Sharing their combined knowledge of how Chitty works, the families stand a chance of rescuing Little Harry and finding the most brilliant car in the world.

But a fiendish criminal has different plans, ones that involve flying Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to the moon and putting an explosive scheme into action....

HOW TO FIGHT A DRAGON'S FURY

Date:  2016

Character:  Narrator
Production: Hodder Audio

Dragons versus humans: can Hiccup save the dragons? Find out in the epic finale to the How to Train Your Dragon series, read by David Tennant.

It is the Doomsday of Yule. At the end of this day, either the humans or the dragons will face extinction. Alvin the Treacherous is about to be crowned the King of the Wilderwest on the island of Tomorrow. His reign of terror will begin with the destruction of dragons everywhere.

The fate of the dragon world lies in the hands of one young boy as he stands on the nearby isle of Hero's End with nothing to show but everything to fight for. Hiccup Horrendous Haddock the Third's Quest is clear. First he must defeat the Dragon Guardians of Tomorrow and prove that he is in fact the rightful king, even though Hiccup has none of the King's Things and Alvin the Treacherous has all 10 of them. And then he faces his final battle: Hiccup must fight the Dragon Furious and end the Rebellion...alone.

As Doomsday draws to an end, can Hiccup be the Hero of the hour? Will the dragons survive?

UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS ABBEY

Date:  2015

Character:  Narrator
Production: Classic FM

David Tennant provides narration for a charity spoof period drama from Classic FM.

Lord and Lady Armstrong Green have invited friends to witness the unveiling of their new bust of Mozart. It will sit alongside his lordship’s favourite bust, the one of Beethoven.

Dashing heir Aled, the Earl of Bangor-didn’t-we-have-a-lovely-time and his sister Lady Myleene Upper Klass are there. Uncle Alex James, the third baronet, is also in attendance. 

Esteemed soprano Catarina Botti is booked to sing at the unveiling. But the evening doesn’t go to plan. This looks like a case for John Purée, brother of the more moustachioed Hercules. Or is it?

All is not what it seems at Upstairs Downland Abbey…

PETER AND THE WOLF AND JAZZ!

Date:  2015

Character:  Narrator

Narrator David Tennant invites you to share in a strange and wonderful adventure: a jazz big band adaptation of Prokofiev's famous tale. Jazz instruments take the place of the classical orchestra in this innovative adaption and in addition The Amazing Keystone Orchestra introduce listeners to the sound of the big band and to the history of jazz. The booklet relates the story in a series of magnificently realised illustrations (by Martin Jarrie). Commissioned by the Festival Jazz a Vienne where it was first performed on June 28th 2012, this 'non-classical' Peter and the Wolf aimed to introduce children to all forms of jazz. In 1936 the composer of Ivan the Terrible offered an introduction to the instruments of the classical orchestra. Three-quarters of a century later, this new recording allows listeners to explore the sounds of a big band, along with the history of jazz and improvisation through its evolution and its various genres. This artistic initiative uses a formation very close to the typical Duke Ellington band: 2 alto saxes, 2 tenors, 1 baritone, 4 trombones, 4 trumpets and the rhythm section made up of the only strings in the group: piano, double bass and guitar. The only addition to this classic big band line up, indispensible for the bird, is the flute and, replacing the fourth bass trombone, the tuba.
 

CARMILLA

Date:  2015

Character:  Dr Hesselius
Production: Audible

Audible Originals brings you a brand new audiobook adaptation of J. Sheridan Le Fanu's classic gothic novella, Carmilla - starring Rose Leslie (Game of Thrones and Downton Abbey), David Tennant (Doctor Who and Broadchurch) and Phoebe Fox (Life in Squares and The Woman in Black 2: Angel of Death).

One of the very first vampire thrillers, this audio adaptation follows 18-year-old Laura as she recounts the story of her mysterious, intriguing and beautiful house guest Carmilla, who is stranded in the forest after a carriage accident and taken in by Laura's widowed father. The girls develop a friendship which turns into a passionate meeting of souls. A relationship of vampire and prey, the story is told through Laura's eyes as she is drawn further into Carmilla's terrifying world of pleasure and pain.

A masterpiece of erotic Gothic horror, Carmilla encompasses mystery, suspense, forbidden lust, violence...and lots of blood....

HOW TO BETRAY A DRAGON'S HERO

Date:  2015

Character:  Narrator
Production: Hodder Audiobooks

High up in the treacherous mists of the Murderous Mountains, Hiccup and the Company of the Dragonmark are in hiding. The witch's Spydragons are guarding the shores of Tomorrow - but Hiccup is determined to become King of the Wilderwest. Can Hiccup dodge the dragons and steal the King's Things back from Alvin before the Doomsday of Yule? And is there a traitor in Hiccup's camp who in the end will betray them all?

HOW TO SEIZE A DRAGON'S JEWEL

Date:  2014

Character:  Narrator
Production: Hodder Audiobooks

The story continues in the 10th volume of Hiccup's How to Train Your Dragon memoirs read by David Tennant. When we last left Hiccup things were getting very dark indeed. The Dragon Rebellion has begun. Snotlout is the new Chief of the Hooligan Tribe. Stoick has been banished and given the Slavemark. And Alvin the Treacherous has eight of the King's Lost Things, and has been proclaimed the new King of the Wilderwest ... But what can Hiccup do, now all alone and in exile, hunted by both humans and dragons? Can he find the Dragon Jewel, mankind's last and only hope? And if he does, what will he do with it?

DOCTOR WHO AT THE BBC: LOST TREASURES

Date:  2013

Character:  Himself 
Production: BBC Audio

Do you remember when the Fourth Doctor called in on Pete Murray's Open House? Or when Louise Jameson was menaced by a Dalek on BBC Radio Bristol? Do you remember when June Whitfield auditioned a Dalek? If these things passed you by in the 1970s and 1980s, now's your chance to catch up! Featuring rare recordings from the BBC archives and beyond, Doctor Who at the BBC: Lost Treasures is full of gems. There are recollections from six lead actors - Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and Matt Smith - plus their companion co-stars Louise Jameson, Lalla Ward, Nicholas Courtney, Karen Gillan and Jenna Coleman; and production personnel including Delia Derbyshire, Peter Howell, Pennant Roberts, Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat. There are also features on the show's famous theme tune, the recovery of a lost TV episode, the cancellation of Shada and the legendary exhibition at Blackpool, along with excerpts from a radio programme broadcast live from a Doctor Who convention! Louise Jameson (Leela) is your guide on this entertaining tour behind the scenes of the series which has been entertaining us all for an astonishing half century.

RICHARD II MUSIC AND SPEECHES

Date:  2013

Character:  Richard II
Production: Royal Shakespeare Company

This CD features music from the current production composed by Paul Englishby, speeches performed by David Tennant, Jane Lapotaire and Michael Pennington, as well as music from the 1913 RSC production of Richard II composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

THE GREAT SCOTT

Date:  Series One - 2013, Series Two - 2014, Series Three - 2015

Character:  Walter Scott
Production: BBC Radio 4

Three of Walter Scott's novels are dramatised for radio

Extras:

Download The Great Scott - The Fair Maid Of Perth

A beautiful glover's daughter is romantically pursued by a warmongering blacksmith, a poetising prince, a clansman and a bumbling bonnet-maker, in lawless 14th-century Scotland.

 

Download The Great Scott - Rob Roy

Defying his father's wishes, Frank is banished to the north where he meets and falls for his cousin, Die Vernon. What is her deadly secret, and why is notorious Rob Roy involved?

 

Download The Great Scott - Waverley

A gripping tale of love, war and divided loyalties with Scotland in open rebellion against the Union with England. 

It's 1745 and 21 year old Edward Waverley, a newly commissioned red-coat officer, is posted to Scotland on the eve of Bonnie Prince Charlie's violent bid for power. His father is a rising minister in the ruling Hanoverian state, but the beloved Uncle who brought him up is an old Jacobite, loyal to the exiled Stewart dynasty.

Download The Great Scott - Redgauntlett

Alan Fairford is destined to become a lawyer but is distracted from his studies by the sudden disappearance of his best friend Danny Latimer.

Danny's absence seems to be connected with the sudden appearance of Stuart Galloway - aka Redgauntlet - who has business with Alan's father, Alexander.

But who is Redgauntlet? And what is his mission?

Alan Fairford sets out to find out the answers and hopefully to rescue his friend.

 

Download The Great Scott - Ivanhoe

Set in 1194 after the failure of the third Crusade, King Richard I is said to be in captivity in Austria after having been taken on his way back to England. In his absence, his brother John is plotting to take over the throne.

Wilfred of Ivanhoe, son of Cedric and one of the few remaining Saxon Lords, joined Richard in the Crusade but has been disinherited by his father for showing allegiance to a Norman. Ivanhoe is rumoured to have come to the rescue of his King in his hour of need but has since disappeared. Is he alive? Rowenna - the woman he loves - anxiously waits for news.

 

Download The Great Scott - The Bride Of Lammermoor

The novel is set in the Lammermuir Hills of south-east Scotland at the beginning of the 18th Century and tells of a tragic love affair between young Lucy Ashton and her family's enemy Edgar Ravenswood.

The Ashtons and Ravenswoods have been enemies for centuries - but will a proposed union between the warring families finally bring peace?

Download The Great Scott - Heart Of Midlothian

'Heart of Midlothian' begins with a trial for child murder, and then never lets the tension drop with disguises, thwarted love, hazardous journeys, kidnappings, riots, rescues - and a shy, retiring, heroine who will stop at nothing to undo the terrible damage her virtue has done.

Download The Great Scott - The Antiquary

The Antiquary is a man who hordes secrets as well as treasures. Will his knowledge allow Lovel to marry his secret love?

 

Download The Great Scott - The Talisman

The 1825 novel  The Talisman, was originally set during the Third Crusade in the 12th Century. King Richard the Lionheart is ill and the Christian forces are divided and facing the abandonment of the Crusade. This new adaptation for radio updates the story to 2011, setting it during the Occupy London demonstrations. 
 

EVERY SEVENTH WAVE

Date:  2013

Character:  Leo

Production: BBC Radio 4

A special treat for Valentines Day! David Tennant and Emilia Fox come together to recreate their original roles from 2012's Love Virtually.

With two million copies sold in Germany to date, and bought by thirty-five publishers around the world, Love Virtually by Austrian novelist Daniel Glattauer, is well on the way to becoming a global publishing phenomenon. It's a thoroughly modern epistolary novel with a difference: its protagonists, Emmi Rothner and Leo Leike, communicate exclusively by e-mail.

Extras:

Download Every Seventh Wave

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

Date:  2012

Character:  Narrator

Production: Macmillan Digital Audio

Crackpot is what everybody calls the Pott family. So when they go to buy a new car and come back with a wreck, nobody is surprised. Except for the Potts themselves. First, the car has a name. And she tells them what it is. Then they find that she can fly... and swim...

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a car on a mission to stop a criminal gang in its tracks and she is taking the Potts with her! Jump into the world s most loved magical car, for her first adventure ever!

BELIEVE IT

Date:  Series One - 2012, Series Two - 2014 , Series Three - 2017 

Character:  Various 
Production: BBC Radio 4

Award winning spoof-autobiographical series written by Jon Canter which sees Richard Wilson narrating fictionalised episodes from his life. 

Extras:

Download Drink

Why does Richard Wilson get drunk every November 25? For the first time, he tells the naked truth.

 

Download Rivals

Did you know Sean Connery was offered the part of Victor Meldrew, before Richard Wilson? Neither did Richard, until Connery, his life-long rival, broke the news..

 

Download Boots

Richard Wilson reveals why he sleeps with a pair of miner’s boots by his bed.

 

Download Power

Does power drive you mad? Richard Wilson knows. So do Tony Blair, Gordon Brown and Stanley Kubrick. But Richard's the only one who is telling.

 

Download Victor

Richard discusses the effect of his One Foot In The Grave character Victor Meldrew on his life. Starring Richard Wilson as himself with David Tennant as Mickey Mouse.

 

Download Secrets

Richard Wilson discovers a relative he never knew he had, and after Doug visits him from Australia, he rather wishes the secret had been kept. With David Tennant as Doug.

 

Download Danger Man

Richard Wilson explains the long-lasting influence Ian McKellan has had on his life. David Tennant appears as Old Murray and Marcos, while Ian McKellen guest stars as himself.

Download Knight Fever

Richard was unwell last year. He had a heart attack. But now he's recovered and is fighting fit. With a new lease of life, he considers the things most likely to make him happy in the future. What's on his bucket list? Get a Knighthood, of course.

Download Truth 

After a brush with death, Richard Wilson concludes that it's time to tell the truth. To everybody. He can't just be nice all the time. Sometimes you've got to tell it how it is.

Download Legacy

After a recent brush with death, Richard considers the legacy he will leave behind. So he ponders the best way to bequeath something to the next generation.
 

ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE

Date:  2012

Character:  Narrator 
Production: BBC Audio

James Bond has had enough. Enough of Service life, of fruitless manhunts, of taking orders. But Blofeld is back - older, leaner and more dangerous than ever, with a deadly secret at the heart of his luxury ski resort. Bond must rediscover his passion for what he does best, in Fleming's eleventh 007 novel.

HOW TO STEAL A DRAGON'S SWORD

Date:  2012

Character:  Narrator 
Production: Hodder Audiobooks

The story continues in the ninth volume of Hiccup's How to Train Your Dragon memoirs read by David Tennant.

Bad times have come to the Archipelago. Ever since the woods of Berserk burned down, it is almost as if the world is cursed. Dragons are starting to revolt against their Masters. The waters have risen, flooding fields and washing whole villages away. But worse still, the wicked witch Excellinor has returned. Can Hiccup find the King's Things and win the sword-fighting contest to stop Alvin the Treacherous from becoming King of the Wilderwest?

THE RHYMING RABBIT

Date:  2012

Character:  Narrator
Production: Macmillan Digital Audio

A wonderful tale from the creators of the best-selling What the Ladybird Heard. Poor old Rhyming Rabbit is feeling lonely and left out. None of his fellow rabbits appreciate his carefully thought-out poems. And as for the other animals he meets? They just tell him to be quiet! Then one starry night he meets someone who shares his enthusiasm for poetry....

JACK AND THE FLUM FLUM TREE

Date:  2012

Character:  Narrator
Production: Macmillan Digital Audio

Jack's Granny is sick with a bad case of the moozles! And the only cure is the fruit of the fantastic flumflum tree which grows on the faraway Isle of Blowyernose.

It's a perilous journey, but Jack bravely sets sail, with a motley crew of only three - and a large patchwork sack that Granny has filled with an odd assortment of items from chewing gum to tent pegs. But what use will they be against hungry sharks, a leaky boat and a thieving monkey?

Follow Jack across the ocean in this irresistible story from the creators of Tyrannosaurus Drip and The Troll.

SILVER: THE RETURN TO TREASURE ISLAND

Date:  2012

Character:  Narrator 
Production: Whole Story Audiobooks

July, 1802: In the marshy eastern reaches of the Thames lies the Hispaniola, an inn kept by Jim Hawkins and his son. Late one night, a mysterious girl named Natty arrives with a request from her father, Long John Silver. The pirate proposes that Young Jim and Natty sail to Treasure Island in search of Captain Flint's hidden bounty, left behind many years before....

Featuring a cast of noble seamen; murderous pirates; and stories of love, valor, and terrible cruelty, Silver is a worthy sequel to Treasure Island- and a work of extraordinary authenticity and imaginative power from one of England's greatest writers.

TWELFTH NIGHT

Date:  2012

Character:  Malvolio
Production: BBC Radio 3

Shakespeare's comedy of disguise, madness and love, starring David Tennant as Malvolio.

A comedy of misrule and a trenchant attack on puritanism as disguise and deceit leads to misadventure, madness and mistaken love in one of Shakespeare's happiest plays. Orsino loves Olivia but she loves Cesario who really does love Orsino for Cesario is actually Viola. But Malvolio believes his mistress Olivia loves him as he is a victim of a trick played on him by those who would make him mad. Shakespeare unravels a comic knot and fashions a masterpiece.

ROMEO AND JULIET

Date:  2012

Character:  The Prince 
Production: BBC Radio 3

Shakespeare's quick witted summer tragedy, with Trystan Gravelle and Vanessa Kirby as the lovers, and David Tennant as the Prince. In a town full of hatred, where the streets ring with the Capulet Montague feud, and swords are too easily drawn, Romeo and Juliet find each other, and love, and never let go.

Part of Radio 3's celebration of the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. Following a new production of Antony and Cleopatra, Shakespeare's epic tale of mature love, this is a chance to hear his tragedy of young love, the two plays bridging the week of his birthday.

LOVE VIRTUALLY

Date:  2012

Character:  Leo
Production: BBC Radio 4

Starring David Tennant and Emilia Fox, Love Virtually by Austrian novelist Daniel Glattauer is a thoroughly modern epistolary novel with one difference - its protagonists Emmi Rothner and Leo Leike communicate exclusively by email.

The European answer to You've got Mail.

Two million copies sold in Germany to date. And bought by thirty-five publishers around the world, Love Virtually by Austrian novelist Daniel Glattauer, is well on the way to becoming a global publishing phenomenon.

They "meet" when Emmi mistakenly sends an e-mail to Leo's inbox. A romance ensues that allows them to live out a shared secret life far removed from their day-to-day existences. But to what extent does it rely on fantasy and escapism, and will it survive a real-life meeting?

The problem is...Emmi (a modern Madame Bovary) is married....

Have email, Facebook, texting and the like created a generation of isolated young people who prefer to communicate remotely - who may be in fact afraid to engage in face to face contact to find love? Is it possible to fall in love with someone you've never met? Does a virtual affair 'count' as adultery? What are the implications of the fact that we can pretend to be anyone in cyberspace?

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WAITING FOR THE BOATMAN

Date:  2012

Character:  Mario Minniti
Production: BBC Radio 4

The painter Mario Minniti (David Tennant) has travelled to Naples to seek out his old friend and former mentor Caravaggio. But on arrival, the great painter is nowhere to be found. In a bid to find him, Mario retraces Caravaggio's last known movements. His search reveals a life lived dangerously.

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STONEMOUTH

Date:  2012

Character:  Narrator
Production: BBC Radio 4

Stewart Gilmour is back in Stonemouth. After five years in exile his presence is required at the funeral of patriarch Joe Murston, and even though the last time Stu saw the Murstons he was running for his life, staying away might be even more dangerous than turning up. Read by David Tennant.

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STEVENSON IN LOVE

Date:  2011

Character:  Robert Louis Stevenson
Production: BBC Radio 4

Stevenson In Love: Travels with a donkey in the Cevennes

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic travelogues, journals and personal letters.

Stevenson sets off with a donkey across the Cevennes in France and in the process keeps a journal that later becomes his popular travelogue "Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes." But does his journeying help him to forget the woman he has met and fallen in love with - Fanny Osbourne?

 

Stevenson In Love: The Ameateur Emigrant

Based on Robert Louis Stevenson's classic travelogues, journals and personal letters.

In pursuit of the woman he loves Stevenson first catches a steamer to New York and then undertakes a momentous train journey across America - ending in California. But will she leave her husband for him.

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THE PIED PIPER OF HAMLIN

Date:  2011

Character:  Narrator
Production: BBC Radio 4

David Tennant stars in Robert Browning's poem The Pied Piper of Hamelin .

HAIRY MACLARY COLLECTION

Date:  2011

Character:  Narrator
Production: Macmillan Digital Audio

Meet Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Donaldson's Dairy, always ready for mischief. In this fabulous set of audio rhyming tales, Hairy Maclary and his friends just want to have fun, but trouble is never far away!The eight stories on this bumper CD collection are all set to music and read fabulously by Dr Who star David Tennant.The collection contains:Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy Hairy Maclary, Sit! Hairy Maclary and Zackary Quack Hairy Maclary's Rumpus at the Vet Hairy Maclary Scattercat Hairy Maclary's Bone Hairy Maclary's Showbusiness Hairy Maclary's Caterwaul Caper 
 

Previously released as single story audio books:

2005 - Hairy Maclary From Donaldson's Dairy - Narrator

2006 - Hairy Maclary's Rumpus At The Vet - Narrator

2007 - Hairy Maclary's Bone - Narrator

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG FLIES AGAIN

Date:  2011

Character:  Narrator
Production: Macmillan Digital Audio

When the Tooting family find an abandoned engine and fit it to their campervan, they have no idea of the adventure that lies ahead. Their campervan now has a mind of her own! It's not long before they're hurtling along as Chitty tracks down her long-lost bodywork. But there are sinister forces at work too. When it comes to a car as special as Chitty, everybody wants a piece of her...

SUPERMARKET ZOO

Date:  2011

Character:  Narrator
Production: Simon & Schuster

Every little boy knows that going shopping with Mum is the most boring thing in the world. But for little Albie, one trip to the supermarket opens a whole new world of fun! Because this isn't just any supermarket - it's the supermarket zoo - and with a whole trolley full of animals on his list, Albie will never see shopping the same way again.

A HERO'S GUIDE TO DEADLY DRAGONS

Date:  2011

Character:  Narrator
Production: Hodder Audio

Hiccup is lost in the Library Labyrinth and the Driller-Dragons, Madguts and Murderous, are on the prowl. Hiccup's birthday is not going to be the quiet affair he hoped for.... This book also contains a comprehensive Dragonese Dictionary for those who'd like to dragon-whisper themselves.

HOW TO BREAK A DRAGON'S HEART

Date:  2011

Character:  Narrator
Production: Hodder Audio

Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon-whisperer, and the greatest viking hero who ever lived. But it wasn't always like that. Hiccup's memoirs look back to when Hiccup was just an ordinary boy, and finding it very hard to be a hero. Hiccup must battle Berserks, dodge Scarers, complete the Impossible Task and save Fishlegs from being fed to the Beast! And all while being hunted down by an old enemy with a dark secret about the Lost Throne. What's a hero to do?

LIFE AND FATE

Date:  2011

Character:  Nikolai Krymov

Production: BBC Radio 4

Vasily Grossman's epic tale set against the Battle of Stalingrad in Soviet Russia.

THE PURPLE LAND

Date:  2011

Character:  Richard Lamb

Production: BBC Radio 4

Eloping with an Argentine girl, young Richard Lamb makes an implacable enemy of his teenage bride's father. Leaving her behind, he goes ignorantly forth into the interior of the country to seek his fortune.Whilst doing so he learns to hunt, ride, herd, love - even kill. On his way to becoming a man.

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TALES OF HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN

Date:  2011

Character:  Narrator

Production: BBC Learning

David Tennant reads an adaptation of 'The brave Tin Soldier' by Hans Christian Andersen

Twenty-five toy soldiers are made from an old tin spoon. They are all alike except for one, which was last to be made. He has only one leg, because they ran out of tin, but stands as straight as his brothers. 

The soldiers are a birthday present for a little boy. The boy stands them on a table with other toys, one of which is a pretty dancer made of paper. The one-legged soldier falls in love with the dancer but doesn't tell her. He thinks she will be too grand for him as she lives in a castle, while he lives in a box. 

One night a goblin jumps out of a jack-in-the-box. He warns the soldier that he shouldn’t wish for what doesn't belong to him and should wait to see what happens in the morning. 

When morning comes the boy puts the soldier on the window sill. He is blown out of the open window. He's found by some other boys and when it starts to rain he's put into a paper boat and washed down a drain. A rat tries to make him pay a toll. Then he plunges into a canal and is eaten by a fish. The fish is caught and sold at market and then taken to the house where the soldier began his journey. The soldier is found when the fish is cut open. 

The soldier is put back with his brothers but one of the other children, perhaps having been put up to it by the goblin, throws him on the fire. A gust of wind then blows the paper dancer onto the fire and she is immediately consumed by flames. The soldier melts into a lump of heart-shaped tin.