RADIO PREMIERE: David Tennant Stars In Terror In The South Seas For BBC Radio 4

David Tennant returns to BBC Radio 4 to take on the role of Wiltshire in a new radio adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic novella The Beach Of Falesa. The drama is the first in a short series, Terror In The South Seas. The production, which airs on Sunday 4th December at 3pm GMT, is the first of two dramatisations of works set in Samoa, written by Stevenson after he had settled on the island and included in the collection South Sea Tales. 

The production also stars Adjoa Andoh, the RSC and National Theatre actress who is familiar to many through her recurring role as Francine Jones in Doctor Who.

Listeners outside the UK will be able to listen online via the BBC Radio 4 player.

Terror In The South Seas: The Beach Of Falesa
BBC Radio 4
Sunday 4th December, 3pm GMT
David Tennant stars as Wiltshire, a trader freshly arrived on a Samoan Island. He marries a native girl, only to find himself tabooed by the rest of the inhabitants.
At the height of his powers, Stevenson tackled the most pressing theme on the islands - the vicious effects of colonialism including slavery, racism, sexual exploitation and the conflict between traditional and modern values. The subjects are as vivid today as in 1894, and these compelling and violent stories feature some of the most driven, dangerous and obsessive characters in fiction. Joseph Conrad drew on these novellas for Heart of Darkness.

David Tennant - Wiltshire
Adjoa Andoh - Uma
Dan Mullane - Case
Nigel Cooke - Captain Randal and The Sea Captain
Theo Fraser-Steele - Tarleton and Galuchet

The Beach Of Falesa has been dramatised for radio by Jane Rogers.
Clive Brill directs and produces for Brill Productions.