UK PREMIERE: David Tennant Returns To The Great Scott On Radio 4 This Afternoon

David Tennant returns to BBC Radio 4 this afternoon in the first of three new productions in the Drama series The Great Scott. David plays the celebrated Scottish author Sir Walter Scott, narrating audio adaptations of some of the writer's classic works. 

The first production in the new series is adapted from Scott's 1818 novel Heart Of Midlothian will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 at 3pm BST

Heart Of Midlothian
"She wouldn't lie in court to save her sister's life - so she had to find another way."

'Heart of Midlothian' begins with a trial for child murder, and then never lets the tension drop with disguises, thwarted love, hazardous journeys, kidnappings, riots, rescues - and a shy, retiring, heroine who will stop at nothing to undo the terrible damage her virtue has done.

The novel has been adapted for radio by Mike Harris and the programme is produced and directed by Clive Brill of Brill Productions for BBC Radio 4.

David Tennant – Sir Walter Scott
Joanne Cummins – Jenny Dean
Brian Ferguson – Reuben Butler
Mark Bonnar – George Staunton, Defending Council
Caroline Guthrie – Meg Murdockson, Queen Caroline
Lynsey-Anne Moffat - Madge Wildfire
Christian Rodska – Dumbiedykes
Hugh Ross – The Magistrate
Forbes Masson – Duke of Argylle
Alice Simone – Effy Dean, King’s Mistress

For the programme page click here

BBC Radio 4 can be heard worldwide via this link.

David has played Sir Walter Scott in 2 previous series of The Great Scott: Waverley, Rob Rob and The Fair Maid Of Perth in 2013 and The Bride Of Lammermoor, Redgauntlet and Ivanhoe in 2014. You can listen again to those productions here