David Tennant plays an alien hunting TV host in the 2016 animated feature Fireman Sam: Alien Alert, which premieres on TV in the UK next weekend. The one hour special airs on Channel 5 on Saturday 28th October at 7.25am, with repeat showings the following Saturday on Cartoonito. .
Fireman Sam: Alien Alert
The pre-school hero next door finds himself in the middle of a mystery that's just out of this world! When Norman thinks that he has seen a flying saucer, everyone in town goes space-spotting crazy. Celebrity Buck Douglas brings his Alien Quest TV show to Pontypandy, filming all over the town. Then a little green man starts a forest fire and Sam must dash to the rescue...
Fireman Sam: Alien Alert features the voices of Steve Kynman as Fireman Sam and Norman Price, Tegwen Tucker as Penny Morris and Su Douglas as Dylis Price. David Tennant guest stars as TV presenter Buck Douglas. The feature was written by Laura Beaumont and Paul Larson, directed by Gary Andrews and was produced by HIT Entertainment.
David recently said of his role, “Being part of Alien Alert has been an incredible joy and I had a lot of fun in the studio voicing Buck and bringing his character to life. He’s slick and smug, but his adventurous and gregarious persona, as well as his UFO adventures, makes the kids (and quite a few of the grown-ups) want to be just like him.”
The adventure is also available on DVD - order your copy here.