UK: David Tennant Films On TV Over Christmas

Christmas always brings a plethora of family-friendly films to the TV schedules, so we've had a look ahead to see which of David Tennant's features are showing in the UK over the Christmas period. Get your household to snuggle up on the sofa with the mince pies and hot chocolate to enjoy this selection: 

Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger
Friday 22nd December, 5.15pm BBC Two
Saturday 23rd December, 7.00pm CBBC
A worried new teacher has to juggle a pregnant wife and a class of children on a road trip to the national Song for Christmas competition. David Tennant plays a dual role as the battling twin brothers Donald and Roderick Peterson with Marc Wootton as Mr Poppy and Joanna Page as Sarah Peterson.

Fireman Sam: Alien Alert
Saturday 23rd December, 4.30pm Cartoonito
Christmas Day, 8.00am Cartoonito
The arrival in town of celebrity alien hunter Buck Douglas (David Tennant) causes everyone in Pontypandy to go in search of extra terrestrials. But Fireman Sam (Steve Kynman) smells a rat. Can he unravel the mystery?

The Highway Rat
Christmas Day, 4.45pm BBC One (Premiere)
Monday 1st January, 12.25pm BBC One
The Highway Rat tells the tale of a ravenous rat, voiced by David Tennant, who craves buns, biscuits and all sweet things. Tearing along the highway, he searches for sugary treats to steal, until his sweet tooth leads him to a sticky end. Rob Bryson, Nina Sosanya, Frances de la Tour and Tom Hollander also star.

Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire
Wednesday 27th December, 8.00pm ITV
The fourth film in the extremely popular Harry Potter series. In this edition, Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe) must confront a deadly dragon, fierce water demons and an enchanted maze, only to find himself in the cruel grasp of He Who Must Not Be Named. David Tennant plays Azkaban escapee Barty Crouch Junior.

Postman Pat: The Movie
Thursday 28th December, 8.15am E4
Monday 1st January, 9.00am E4
Stephen Mangan provides the speaking voice for the nation's favourite postman in Pat's big-screen debut. Pat's plans to take his wife Sara to Italy are scuppered when his new boss, Mr Carbunkle, cancels all annual bonuses. Desperate to keep his promise, Pat enters a TV singing contest in London, which includes an Italian trip in the prize. But while Pat's away from Greendale, Carbunkle replaces him with a lookalike robot. And it's not a cost-saving exercise; it's the first stage in Carbunkle's scheme to use robots to take over the world. Can Pat and the Greendale folk foil the dastardly plan? And will Sara get her holiday? With the voices of Jim Broadbent, Rupert Grint and David Tennant.

The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists
Thursday 28th December, 9.00am BBC One
Aardman’s hit animated family adventure that follows the fortunes of a hapless Pirate Captain (Hugh Grant) who is determined to beat his buccaneering rivals to win the Pirate of the Year award after his previous attempts ended in failure. His quest takes him from the high seas to the streets of Victorian London, where he meets Charles Darwin (David Tennant) and the pirate-hating Queen Victoria (Imelda Staunton) herself. Also featuring the voices of Martin Freeman and Salma Hayek.

You can check when David is appearing on TV in your area via our daily TV Schedule