RADIO: David Tennant Plays Sir Walter Scott In Ivanhoe And Redgauntlet For BBC Radio 4: The Great Scott



BBC Radio Four are currently broadcasting their second season of adaptations of some of Sir Walter Scott's most popular novels featuring David Tennant as the acclaimed writer himself. You can hear the tales on Sunday afternoons in the Classic Serial: The Great Scott series.

Following the series opener The Bride Of Lannermoor last Sunday, details of episodes 2 and 3 are now available:

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.

CAST:
Narrator   -   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

Repeated on Saturday 12th July at 9pm


The Great Scott: Redgauntlet
BBC Radio 4
Sunday 13th July, 3pm BST
In the year 2035, Alan's best friend Danny disappears after the arrival of Stuart Galloway - who is also known as Redgauntlet. His friend's absence seems to be connected to the appearance of the mysterious man, who says he has business with Alan's father Alexander.

CAST:
Narrator   -   David Tennant
With:
Jacob Fortune-Lloyd
Clive Russell
Christian Rodska
Olivia Morgan
Forbes Mason
Robert Hudson
Simon Greenall
Allison McKenzie
Paul Ready

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

A Brill production for BBC Radio

Repeated on Saturday 19th July at 9pm


Listeners outside the UK can hear BBC Radio Four online here




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