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RADIO: David Tennant Contributes To In The Studio's Tale Of The RSC In 2020 On BBC Sounds

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The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Artistic Director Greg Doran and Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman take a look back at the company’s year under COVID-19 in RSC: The Bard, the Theatre and a Pandemic, an episode in the BBC World Service series In The Studio. With a star studded cast including David Tennant and Noma Dumezweni, and a backstage team featuring creatives from the company, In The Studio presents the tale of the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2020 as a global pandemic brought the curtain down on productions from this major British theatre organisation. The episode is available to hear via BBC Sounds:  listen here . The annual million plus ticket sales of the RSC’s shows in Stratford-upon-Avon, London’s West End and touring productions all over the world dried up overnight - threatening the organisation’s future. The BBC’s Karl Bos has been following the RSC over several months to find out how they are adapting to the ‘new normal’ - moving their huge international education

New DuckTales Scripted Podcast 'This Duckburg Life' Premieres Today

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Following the concluding episode of the Disney animated show DuckTales, the series cast reprise their voice roles for ‘This Duckburg Life,’ an original scripted podcast for kids and families. The podcast launches today on Disney XD YouTube, DisneyNOW and Disney XD VOD or you can subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.  This Duckburg Life sees Huey Duck (Danny Pudi) hosting a show for Duckburg Public Radio, and the seven-part series will be packed with familiar characters and riveting stories from the DuckTales world. Joining Pudi to reprise their voice roles in This Duckburg Life will be David Tennant (Scrooge McDuck), Ben Schwartz (Dewey), Bobby Moynihan (Louie), Kate Micucci (Webby Vanderquack), Beck Bennett (Launchpad McQuack), Toks Olagundoye (Mrs. Beakley), Jim Rash (Gyro Gearloose), Josh Brener (Mark Beaks), Margo Martindale (Ma Beagle) and Tony Anselmo (Donald Duck), with others yet to be announced.  The first episode, Adventure Calls, focuses on big-hearted but disaster-p

David Tennant Weekly News Updates: Monday 22nd - Sunday 28th March

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Catch up with our updates about David Tennant's projects and appearances with this weekly post. Simply click the link to read the article. Don't forget, if you want to access older news stories you can still do so in our archives.    Inside Man NEW PROJECT: David Tennant Joins Cast Of Steven Moffat's Series Inside Man   Staged FRANCE: Staged Season 2 Premieres On Canal+ Tonight AUSTRALIA: Staged Season 2 Premieres On ABC TV Plus Tonight CANADA: Staged Launches On Hollywood Suite In April   The Late Late Show USA: David Tennant Guests On The Late Late Show On CBS Tonight UK & GERMANY: David Tennant Is A Guest On The Late Late Show With James Corden VIDEO: Watch David Tennant’s New Interview On The Late Late Show With James Corden   Have I Got News For You UK: David Tennant Returns As Guest Host Of Have I Got News For You In April   Doctor Who Get your FREE Big Finish Doctor Who Audio Adventure Starring Georgia Tennant As Jenny  

CANADA: Staged Launches On Hollywood Suite In April

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The hit BBC comedy series Staged comes to Canadian TV in April courtesy of premium network Hollywood Suite.  Created by Simon Evans and Phin Glynn and written by Evans, Staged sees Good Omens co-stars David and Michael playing exaggerated versions of themselves, a pair of bickering actors confined to their homes, attempting to rehearse a play over Zoom. However, their rivalries, fragile egos and family distractions threaten to derail the whole process. The series also stars Georgia Tennant, Anna Lundberg, Nina Sosanya, Lucy Eaton and Simon Evans and boasts a stream of high-profile stars making cameo appearances. Two episodes of Staged Season 1 premiere each night April 1st–3rd beginning at 9pm ET on HS00. The full series will be available on Hollywood Suite On Demand from April 1st. April 1st Episode One: Cachu Hwch – 9pm ET Episode Two: Up To No Good – 9:25pm ET April 2nd Episode Three: Who The F#!k is Michael Sheen? – 9pm ET Episode Four: Bara Birth – 9:25pm ET April 3rd Episode Five

NEW PROJECT: David Tennant Joins Cast Of Steven Moffat's Series Inside Man

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David Tennant is among the stellar cast of Steven Moffat's upcoming limited series Inside Man, the BBC has announced today. The four-part drama will also star Stanley Tucci (Supernova, Fortitude) in the titular role, with Dolly Wells (Dracula, Blunt Talk) and Lydia West (It's A Sin, Years And Years). Netflix have come on board the project to stream the series internationally outside the UK and Ireland.  Produced by Hartswood films, the drama's plot is still very much under wraps, but what is teased so far is that it focuses on a prisoner on death row in the USA, a vicar in a quiet English town, and a maths teacher trapped in a cellar, who cross paths in the most unexpected way. Steven Moffat and his wife Sue Vertue, executive producer for Hartswood Films, say: “We’re a bit stunned, and very excited, at the acting talent we’re managing to assemble for this show. Can’t wait to crawl out of our lockdown bunker and get to work.” Piers Wenger, Director of BBC Drama, says: “BBC O

UK: David Tennant Returns As Guest Host Of Have I Got News For You In April

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David Tennant will be the first guest host of the new series of BBC One's Have I Got News For You when it returns next month  for its 61st series . Always popular on the panel, this will be David's seventh time presenting the long-running satirical news quiz which first launched in 1990. David last hosted the show in May 2020, presenting remotely from home while the UK was in the midst of its first national lockdown. The series returned to the studio later in the year. Also appearing on the show with David and regular team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop are journalist Helen Lewis and comedian Jack Dee, himself a regular in the show's hosting chair.  Have I Got News For You returns on Friday 9th April at 9.30pm on BBC One. An extended edition, Have I Got A Bit More News For You will follow a few days after the initial broadcast. 

VIDEO: Watch David Tennant’s New Interview On The Late Late Show With James Corden

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James Corden welcomes David Tennant to the show, and David immediately sets the tone for a great chat thanks to his pink blazer. After the two discuss the pains of homeschooling, James asks David about Melissa Von Stressel, the name of his fake assistant that he used to get out of gigs and requests he didn't have the heart to say no to directly. And David talks about the process of making "Staged" with his wife, Georgia, Michael Sheen and Simon Evans. Fans in the UK can also see the full episode tonight on Sky Comedy at 11.50pm

UK & GERMANY: David Tennant Is A Guest On The Late Late Show With James Corden

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Viewers in the UK and Germany will be able to see David Tennant tonight as one of the guests on the latest episode The Late Late Show With James Corden which premiered in the USA on CBS last night. David appeared remotely on the show from his home in London to chat about the second series of his BBC comedy show Staged, which is streaming on Hulu in the USA now. Also appearing on the show is singer Joy Downer who performs with Beck and Lauren Brown.  The Late Late Show With James Corden airs at 11.50pm on Sky Comedy in the UK. It airs in Germany at 23.30 on Pro Sieben Fun.

AUSTRALIA: Staged Season 2 Premieres On ABC TV Plus Tonight

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Staged is back in Australia tonight as David Tennant and Michael Sheen return as the locked-down and bickering actors in a new season of the BBC's award winning comedy. The first episode of Season 2, Saddle Up Sheen! premieres on ABC TV Plus tonight from 9.05pm. David Tennant and Michael Sheen star as themselves - two bickering actors making a drama out of a crisis. Can their fragile egos survive working from home and virtual Hollywood? Staged was written and directed by Simon Evans, who also co-stars alongside Georgia Tennant, Anna Lundberg, Lucy Eaton and a host of surprise guest stars. David will also be a guest on The Late Late Show with James Corden tonight from 10.30pm on Shake where he will be talking about the new season which has just premiered in the USA. The complete Season 2 of Staged is also available to stream in Australia on ABC iView.

USA: David Tennant Guests On The Late Late Show On CBS Tonight

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David Tennant is a guest on The Late Late Show With James Corden tonight. David will be chatting to James about his lockdown comedy series Staged, which is streaming on Hulu in the USA now. Also appearing on the show are Joy Downer.  Star of stage, cinema and TV, British writer, actor and host James Corden heads up the late-late night CBS franchise. Airing weeknights at 12.35am ET/PT, The Late Late Show With James Corden features celebrity interviews and exclusive musical performances. The show will also premiere in Canada tonight on CTV from 12.55am ET/PT. Fans in the UK can see the episode on 23rd March at 11.50pm on Sky Comedy. 

Get your FREE Big Finish Doctor Who Audio Adventure Starring Georgia Tennant As Jenny

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In this week’s penultimate FREE download, the Doctor’s daughter  Jenny  is inviting listeners on her very first full-cast audio adventure with Big Finish.       While the UK remains in lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, Big Finish is releasing free downloads of full-cast audio dramas – or  #lockdownloads  – for a limited time.     Every Monday, a new story (or episode from a box set collection) can be downloaded for free exclusively from the Big Finish website’s Weekly Deals page at  www.bigfinish.com/collections/v/weekly-deals .      Each freebie can be unlocked by anyone who has registered for a Big Finish account (which is free to create) and played on the Big Finish listening app (which is free to install). Accompanying each free release is a selection of discounts on related titles.      This week’s  #lockdownload  is:     Jenny – The Doctor’s Daughter: Series 1 –  Stolen Goods  by Matt Fitton     Originally released in June 2018, this was the first adventure for  Jenny  o

FRANCE: Staged Season 2 Premieres On Canal+ Tonight

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The multi-award winning UK   series Staged continues in France tonight as Season 2 airs in its entirety on Canal+ The innovative comedy starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen was a welcome bit of comic relief when it first premiered on BBC One last June   during the first COVID-19 lockdown, and it made a welcome return for a second season in January.              Created by Simon Evans and Phin Glynn and written by Evans, Staged sees Good Omens co-stars David and Michael playing exaggerated versions of themselves, a pair of bickering actors confined to their homes, attempting to rehearse a play over Zoom. However, their rivalries, fragile egos and family distractions threaten to derail the whole process. The series also stars Georgia Tennant, Anna Lundberg, Nina Sosanya, Lucy Eaton and Simon Evans and boasts a stream of high-profile stars making cameo appearances. Watch Staged Season 2 on Canal+ tonight from 23h10.   

David Tennant Weekly News Update: Monday 15th - Sunday 21st March

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Catch up with our updates about David Tennant's projects and appearances with this weekly post. Simply click the link to read the article. Don't forget, if you want to access older news stories you can still do so in our archives.    Red Nose Day UK: David Tennant Hosts Red Nose Day Live Show Tonight VIDEO: David Tennant & Michael Sheen Time Travel For Staged Comic Relief Special   Staged FRANCE: Staged Season 1 Premieres On Canal+ Tonight USA: Staged Season 2 With David Tennant & Michael Sheen Comes To Hulu Today UK: Staged Season 2 Extended Edition Added To BritBox Next Month   DuckTales USA & CANADA: DuckTales Bows Out With Extended Final Episode Tonight   Des USA: David Tennant's Real Crime Drama Des Released On DVD & Blu-ray Today   Doctor Who Time Lord Victorious: Echoes of Extinction Pre-Orders Now Open   TV David Tennant To Guest On The Late Late Show With James Corden Next Week Audio VIDEO: David Tenna

VIDEO: David Tennant & Michael Sheen Time Travel For Staged Comic Relief Special

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David Tennant and Michael Sheen popped back to the world of the award-winning comedy Staged this evening during the Red Nose Day 2021 TV Special, currently airing on BBC One. The locked-down actors gave an Elizabethan twist to their characteristic bickering tonight before being interrupted by Sir Lenny Henry to remind them what the evening is all about. Watch here: David Tennant is one of the hosts of the marathon charity special, which also features co-hosts Lenny Henry, Alesha Dixon, Davina McCall and Paddy McGuinness, with sketches and appearances from Catherine Tate, Daniel Craig, Tim Vine, Keira Knightley, Dawn French, Jack Whitehall, Olivia Colman, and many more. You can donate to this year's appeal here .

David Tennant To Guest On The Late Late Show With James Corden Next Week

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David Tennant is to guest on The Late Late Show With James Corden next week. David will be chatting to James about his lockdown comedy series Staged, which is streaming on Hulu in the USA now. Also appearing on the show are Joy Downer.  Star of stage, cinema and TV, British writer, actor and host James Corden heads up the late-late night CBS franchise. Airing weeknights at 12.35am ET/PT, The Late Late Show With James Corden features celebrity interviews and exclusive musical  performances.  You can watch David’s episode on 22nd March on CBS.  Fans in the UK can see the episode on 23rd March at 11.50pm on Sky Comedy following its US premiere. 

UK: David Tennant Hosts Red Nose Day Live Show Tonight

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David Tennant will be one of the hosts of this year's Comic Relief Red Nose Day television special, which airs tonight from 7pm on BBC One . He will co-present the BBC One fundraising extravaganza along with Alesha Dixon, Davina McCall, Paddy McGuinness and Sir Lenny Henry.  In addition, fans of David's recent series Staged will be delighted to hear that he will be reuniting with Michael Sheen for an exclusive mini-episode of the hit lockdown comedy, to be shown during the show tonight!   The biennial event seeks to raise finds through comedy, entertainment and music to support projects in the UK and abroad, and this year particularly donations will be used to tackle issues including homelessness, hunger, domestic abuse, and mental health problems, all of which have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Comic Relief co-founder Sir Lenny Henry says, "We all need cheering up, so this year Red Nose Day will be a bit different. Of course we want to raise as much money as

Time Lord Victorious: Echoes of Extinction Pre-Orders Now Open

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Big Finish, in association with Demon Records and BBC Studios, today announces the opening of pre-orders for the  limited edition  Time Lord Victorious vinyl starring David Tennant and Paul McGann.      Due for release via the Big Finish website and other online retailers  on 16 April 2021 , Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious –  Echoes of Extinction  comprises two separate adventures that listeners can play in any order and features a different incarnation of the Doctor on each side. This very special double-A side LP conclusion to the  Time Lord Victorious  multi-platform event is issued on split red/blue vinyl.     Writer Alfie Shaw said: “True to the spirit of the Doctor, this release is arriving at a different time and place than it was originally aiming for. But it's finally available and it's great that the opportunity to pick up a physical copy has been opened up to fans all over the world.  Time Lord Victorious  has been such a unique project to work on, and everyone at B

UK: Staged Season 2 Extended Edition Added To BritBox Next Month

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The second series of Staged will be one of the new additions to BritBox, coming to the streaming service next month. The exclusive extended edition will launch on 1st April. The critically acclaimed series was written and directed by Simon Evans and produced and co-created by Phin Glynn.  Starring David Tennant (Good Omens, Doctor Who) and Michael Sheen (Good Omens, Masters of Sex), Staged was filmed entirely throughout the UK’s lockdowns. Absurd and humorous in equal measure the series also stars Georgia Tennant, Anna Lundberg and Lucy Eaton, as well as eminent surprise guest stars. Each BritBox episode will feature an additional 7 minutes of material in comparison to the versions broadcast.  As we reported last week , Staged is currently streaming in the USA, China, Australia and France, with international deals also struck for Latin America, New Zealand, Poland, Israel and Russia.

USA: David Tennant's Real Crime Drama Des Released On DVD & Blu-ray Today

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One of the UK's most critically acclaimed TV series of last year, the real-crime drama Des, is released on DVD and Blu-ray in the USA today. David Tennant gives an award-winning performance as serial killer Dennis Nilsen, who murdered over fifteen young men and boys in London over a period of five years. Co-starring Daniel Mays and Jason Watkins, Des focuses on Nilsen's capture and subsequent trial, one of the most infamous criminal cases in UK history. The three-part series is based on the book Killing For Company by Brian Masters and premiered on ITV in the UK.  Known as the ‘kindly killer’, Nilsen (David Tennant) was a local civil servant who murdered vulnerable and often homeless males he met on the streets of Soho from 1978 to 1983. He would befriend these men before offering them food or lodgings for the evening back at his North London flat, before strangling or drowning them. Nilsen would then keep the bodies for company, dismembering and disposing of them only when t

USA: Staged Season 2 With David Tennant & Michael Sheen Comes To Hulu Today

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The second season of David Tennant And Michael Sheen’s lockdown comedy, Staged, drops on Hulu in the USA today. The first season can already be streamed on the service.  The new season sees David Tennant and Michael Sheen attempt to navigate their ‘new normal’ at home with their increasingly exasperated families whilst simultaneously trying to tackle the world of ‘virtual Hollywood’ and their ever more fragile egos. Also returning are Georgia Tennant, Anna Lundberg and Lucy Eaton alongside Nina Sosanya and series creator Simon Evans, with a new addition to the regular cast, Primetime Emmy-winner Ben Schwartz, playing the assistant to Michael and David’s American agent. Following on from the surprise appearances in series one of Judi Dench and Samuel L Jackson this series sees the regulars joined in their virtual hell by a whole host of unexpected guests. The series hopes to capture our shared feelings of frustration and confusion at a world not quite ready to re-open. Moments t

VIDEO: David Tennant Narrates 'The World Made A Rainbow' For Save The Children

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Bloomsbury Children’s Books and charity Save the Children have today released an animated reading of their September 2020 publication, The World Made a Rainbow, narrated David Tennant. Inspired by the rainbows that children across the world created during lockdown and in response to Covid-19, The World Made a Rainbow by Michelle Robinson and Emily Hamilton is "a reassuring story that serves as a perfect reminder of fun, hope and togetherness in the toughest of times". The book was first published by Bloomsbury Children’s Books as a drop-in title for September 2020, as a book with a timely message that resonates across generations. With a donation on every copy sold going to Save the Children, the book has raised  £25,000 for the charity so far. Robinson said: "I’m so glad that the words I wrote to reassure my own loved ones have been helpful to so many others. I am delighted to have David Tennant reading the story for this special video in support of Save the Children, w

USA & CANADA: DuckTales Bows Out With Extended Final Episode Tonight

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The end is nigh…after 75 episodes and more than 15 shorts, Disney's Emmy-award nominated animation DuckTales wraps up tonight in an epic 90-minute series finale special from 7pm ET/PT on Disney XD in the USA and Disney Channel Canada. The aptly-titled special, The Last Adventure!, will also encore non-stop on Disney XD USA for 24 hours following its premiere and will be available on DisneyNOW the same day.  Based on the Emmy Award-winning series treasured by a generation of viewers, DuckTales chronicles the high-flying adventures of Duckburg’s most famous trillionaire Scrooge McDuck (David Tennant); his mischief-making triplet grandnephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie (Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz and Bobby Moynihan); temperamental nephew, Donald Duck (Tony Anselmo); niece Della (Paget Brewster); and the trusted McDuck Manor team: inept pilot Launchpad McQuack (Beck Bennett), housekeeper Mrs. Beakley (Toks Olagundoye) and Mrs. Beakley’s granddaughter, Webby Vanderquack (Kate Micucci).  I

FRANCE: Staged Season 1 Premieres On Canal+ Tonight

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The multi-award winning UK   series Staged arrives in France tonight as Season 1 airs in its entirety on Canal+ The innovative comedy starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen was a welcome bit of comic relief when it premiered on BBC One last June   during the first COVID-19 lockdown, and it made a welcome return for a second season in January.          Created by Simon Evans and Phin Glynn and written by Evans, Staged sees Good Omens co-stars David and Michael playing exaggerated versions of themselves, a pair of bickering actors confined to their homes, attempting to rehearse a play over Zoom. However, their rivalries, fragile egos and family distractions threaten to derail the whole process. The series also stars Georgia Tennant, Anna Lundberg, Nina Sosanya, Lucy Eaton and Simon Evans and boasts a stream of high-profile stars making cameo appearances. Watch Staged Season 1 on Canal+ tonight from 23h10. Season 2 will air next week on Monday 22nd March.  

David Tennant Weekly News Update: Monday 8th - Sunday 14th March

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Catch up with our updates about David Tennant's projects and appearances with this weekly post. Simply click the link to read the article. Don't forget, if you want to access older news stories you can still do so in our archives.    Staged New International Deals Struck For Staged LATIN AMERICA: Watch Staged On DirecTV From This Thursday LATIN AMERICA: Staged Premieres Tonight On DirecTV David Tennant And Staged Both Win At The Broadcasting Press Guild Awards   DuckTales USA: New Season 3 DuckTales Episode 'The Life And Crimes Of Scrooge McDuck!' Premieres On Disney XD Tonight David Tennant Sends Video Message For DuckTales Cast Panel DuckTales Cast To Continue Roles In Podcast Series Following TV Show Finale   Red Nose Day First Look At The Red Nose Day Staged Sketch With David Tennant, Michael Sheen And Lenny Henry How You Can Watch David Tennant Present Comic Relief As Part Of The Virtual Red Nose Day Audience   Audiobook NEW AUDI

David Tennant And Staged Both Win At The Broadcasting Press Guild Awards

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David Tennant has scooped the prize for Best Actor in the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards for his portrayal of the serial killer Dennis Nilsen in the ITV drama Des and for his role as a spoof version of himself in the BBC lockdown comedy Staged. The latter was also awarded Best Comedy.  Due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic the 47th annual Broadcasting Press Guild Awards took place virtually today. The winners were announced on Twitter. The Best Actor at the #BPGAwards is… David Tennant! ( #Des / #Staged ) pic.twitter.com/Pos3VcuLzj — BPG (@BPGPressGuild) March 12, 2021 Des focuses on one of the most infamous criminal cases in UK history. The three-part series is based on the book Killing For Company by Brian Masters and premiered on ITV in the UK last year.  Known as the ‘kindly killer’, Nilsen (David Tennant) was a local civil servant who spent five years murdering vulnerable and often homeless boys and young men he met on the streets of Soho from 1978 to 1983. He would meet an

NEW AUDIOBOOK: David Tennant Narrates Sir Terry Pratchett's The Carpet People

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David Tennant is the reader of a new 50th anniversary audiobook of the late Sir Terry Pratchett's first ever novel, The Carpet People. Written when the Good Omens co-author and Discworld creator was just 17 years old, The Carpet People is perfect for ages seven and up. It will be available on CD or as a digital download in the UK from Thursday 22nd  April. POrder on CD  here . Order a digital copy form Audible  here . The Carpet People In the beginning, there was nothing but endless flatness. Then came the Carpet.... That's the old story everyone knows and loves (even if they don't really believe it). But now the Carpet is home to many different tribes and peoples, and there's a new story in the making: the story of Fray, sweeping a trail of destruction across the Carpet. The story of power-hungry mouls - and of two Munrung brothers, who set out on an adventure to end all adventures when their village is flattened. It's a story that will come to a terrible end - if

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