Listen To David Tennant In The Great Scott Part 2 On BBC Radio 4 Today

David Tennant stars as Walter Scott in The Great Scott on BBC Radio 4 at 3pm today. Rob Roy adapted by Robin Brooks is the second of three adaptations of Scott's novels for the Classic Serial strand. 

Rob Roy by Walter Scott

Adapted for radio by Robin Brooks

Our Rob Roy has dispensed with the Jacobite setting and updates the story to the 20th century. It is 1924 and 20-year-old Frank falls foul of his father. He has spent a year in Paris, supposedly learning the business, but actually hanging out with Imagist poets. When he refuses to join the business his father sends him north to stay with his Uncle - a radical and mixed up in the cause of Irish Nationalism.

Scott's book doesn't really depend on the historical trappings on which the author's reputation now rests. A son being banished by his father because he wants to be a long-haired poet is a perennial situation, as is the love-triangle between Frank, Die Vernon and her wicked cousin Rashleigh. With this production the listener is asked to regard Scott as a novelist like any other, concerned with the workings of the human heart and how they play out in a society more like ours.

With David Tennant as Walter Scott

All other parts were played by members of the cast

The music was composed and performed by Ross Hughes and Esben Tjalve

Producer: Clive Brill
A Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

Frank - Paul Ready
Die Vernon - Denise Gough
Rob Roy - Mark Bonnar
Quentin - Christian Rodska
Frank's father - Christian Rodska
Rashleigh - Joe McFadden
Owen - Michael Eaves
Uncle Hilary - Stuart McGugan
Vernon - Stuart McGugan
The Postmaster - Stuart McGugan
O'Brien - Paul Reid
Dougal - Callum O'Neill
Henry - Callum O'Neill
Cummings - Callum O'Neill
Walter Scott - David Tennant

Director - Clive Brill
Producer - Clive Brill
Writer - Scott Cherry

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David Tennant and Richard Wilson also return to BBC Radio 4 as the award winning comedy series Believe It!  is also repeated. Listen to Episode 3: Boots from 7.15pm

Both shows will be available to hear again for seven days after broadcast via BBC iPlayer