Listen To David Tennant In The Great Scott: Ivanhoe On BBC Radio 4 Today

David Tennant plays Sir Walter Scott in a new BBC Radio 4 production of the revered Scottish author’s classic novel Ivanhoe airing today at. BBC Radio Four are currently broadcasting their second season of adaptations of some of Scott's most popular novels with David Tennant narrating as the writer himself.

Classic Serial
The Great Scott: Ivanhoe
BBC Radio 4
Sunday 6th July, 3pm BST

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.

Narrator / Sir Walter Scott   -   David Tennant
Ivanhoe   -   Mark Bonnar
Isaac   -   Henry Goodman
Gurth   -   Henry Goodman
Cedric   -   Christian Rodska
Rowena   -   Laura Molyneux
Guilbert   -   David Troughton
Rebecca   -   Sasha Behar
Elgitha   -   Sasha Behar
Fitzurse   -   Will Adamsdale
Wamba   -   Will Adamsdale
De Bracy   -   Nicholas Murchie
Prince John   -   Nigel Cooke
Prior Aymer   -   Edward Max

Adapted by Scott Cherry from the novel by Sir Walter Scott
Produced and Directed by Clive Brill

A Brill production for BBC Radio

Listeners outside the UK can hear BBC Radio Four online here

The episode is repeated on Saturday 12th July at 9pm