David Tennant Records Ian Fleming's Original Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Novel

David Tennant was back in the recording studio yesterday, this time to record a new audiobook version of Ian Fleming's classic children's novel Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car.

Lucy Fleming (@flemingelf), the niece of the author, tweeted yesterday evening:

" 'Never say no to adventures.Always say yes.Otherwise you'll lead a very dull life.' IF wrote it.David Tennant read it today.Out soon."

"Its from CCBB- The Magical Car."

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Magical Car was the James Bond creator's only children's book and was published in three volumes, the first of which was released in October 1964. The 1968 film starring Dick Van Dyke is a loose adaptation of the novel

‘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!

David has now recorded a number of Ian Fleming titles. He read the James Bond classic On Her Majesty's Secret Service as part of the 007 Reloaded Collection: click here

He has also recorded the first authorised Chitty Chitty Bang Bang sequel - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again by Frank Cottrell Boyce: click here

David recorded the second sequel, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang And The Race Against Time back in January for release later this year. 

Visit the official Ian Fleming website  for news on David's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang audiobooks and to hear him interviewed by Lucy Fleming.