Radio Times Go Behind The Scenes Of Around The World In 80 Days With David Tennant

David Tennant is the cover star of the new issue of Radio Times, which is available to download now via the AppStore or in print in stores tomorrow. 

He is featured inside for a behind the scenes look at his new adventure series, Around The World In 80 Days, which will premiere in the UK on BBC One over the Christmas holidays. 

Around The World In 80 Days stars David Tennant as Phileas Fogg, a 19th Century gentleman and adventurer who, with his valet, Passepartout, played by rising French actor Ibrahim Koma, takes on the legendary journey of circumnavigating the globe in just 80 days following an outrageous bet. They are swiftly joined by aspiring journalist Abigail Fix, played by The Crown’s Leonie Benesch, who seizes the chance to report on this extraordinary story. Other cast members include Ty Tennant, Jason Watkins, Peter Sullivan, Lindsay Duncan, Dolly Wells, Richard Wilson, Faical Elkihel, Anthony Flanagan, Gary Beadle and Giovanni Scifoni.  

The series is adapted by writers including Ashley Pharoah and Caleb Ranson and is a Slim Film + Television and Federation co-production with additional co-production partners, Palladium Pictures in South Africa, and Daro Film, associate producer. 

The eight-part adaptation of the classic adventure novel by Jules Verne will also be shown in the USA on Masterpiece on PBS from Sunday 2nd January 2022 at 8/7c, with new episodes coming weekly. It will be available to stream in full on Germany's ZDFmediathek from 11th December 2021. 

It will come to France Télévisions in late 2021. It will also be seen on Italy’s RAI and via Seven West Media in Australia, with broadcast dates to be confirmed.