Yesterday's BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Walter Scott's The Fair Maid Of Perth, narrated by David Tennant is available to hear again via BBC Radio iPlayer. David played the part of the author for the first of a three part series, The Great Scott, part of Radio 4's Classic Serial slot. The production will be available on iPlayer until 4pm on Sunday 21st April.
About the programme
The Fair Maid Of Perth by Walter Scott.
A beautiful glover's daughter is romantically pursued by a warmongering blacksmith, a poetising prince, a hot-headed clansman and a bumbling bonnet-maker in lawless 14th century
In Walter Scott's The Fair Maid of Perth, feeble King Robert III is failing to stop his beloved country being torn apart by warring clans and pillaging nobles - chaos reigns supreme. When our heroine, Catharine Glover, suffers heartbreak and tragedy at the hands of the vengeful Earl of March, a terrible dilemma presents itself.
Should she follow the dictates of her heart by marrying the man she loves - or should she obey her father's wish and shun a world of 'hard iron and barbaric cruelties' by betrothing herself to Christ?
Adapted for Radio by Scott Cherry
With David Tennant as Walter Scott
All other parts are played by members of the cast.
Ruth Wall sings and plays Gaelic Harp.
Music composed and performed by Ross Hughes and Esben Tjalve.
Produced and directed by Clive Brill. A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.
The second production in the series, Rob Roy, which is once again narrated by David can be heard on BBC Radio 4 at 3pm on Sunday 21st April.