The Highway Rat Screens In Hull & Newcastle As Part Of BBC North Preview Tour

If you live in the Hull or Newcastle areas of the UK, don't miss your chance to be one of the first to see David Tennant's new animated special, The Highway Rat. The half hour programme will be one of three Christmas premieres that the BBC will be touring round the north of England with a series of free screenings during December. The tour also includes brand new episodes of comedy series The League Of Gentleman and a much coveted first look at the Doctor Who Christmas Special, Twice Upon A Time, which will see Peter Capaldi take his final bow.

The tickets will be available through a ballot which will be open from today for the next 10 days via the BBC Shows and Tours website will be allocated via a random draw with 75% going to local postcodes and 25% to the rest of the UK.

The Highway Rat is an animated version of the Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler picture book telling the story of a ravenous rat who craves buns, biscuits and all sweet things. Voiced by a stellar cast of British acting talent, it features David Tennant as the Highway Rat, Rob Brydon as the narrator, Nina Sosanya as the Duck, Tom Hollander as the Squirrel and Frances de la Tour as the Rabbit. As well as a sneak peek of this wonderful adaptation, lucky ticket applicants will also get the chance to take photos on the BBC’s red carpet.

The Highway Rat will screen at Jubilee Church Hull on Saturday 16th December at 1.30pm and at St Nicholas Cathedral Newcastle on Sunday 17th December at 1.30pm.

Click here for more information about the tour and links to apply for all screenings. The deadline to apply for tickets is 11pm on Sunday 3 December. Please check the website for all terms and conditions and for information about specific venues.