VIDEO: The Highway Rat Joins BBC One's Family Line Up This Christmas



Stand and deliver! Get a first glimpse of The Highway Rat in action as part of the BBC One's Christmas collection of family films and animated adventures. David Tennant gives voice to the ravenous rodent in a 30-minute adaptation of the enchanting picture book by Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler.

Watch the trailer below, which also includes clips from Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Big Hero 6, Shaun The Sheep, Maleficent and Cinderella.


The Highway Rat also features the voices of Rob Brydon, Nina Sosanya, Tom Hollander and Frances de la Tour and is produced by Magic Light Pictures, the team behind other Donaldson and Scheffler adaptations The Gruffalo, Stick Man and Room On The Broom. First published in 2011, The Highway Rat is about a ravenous rat 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. The whole family will enjoy this swashbuckling tale of bandits and biscuits!

Watch The Highway Rat on BBC One at 4.45pm on Christmas Day 

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