RADIO: David Tennant To Introduce Robert Louis Stevenson Dramatisations On BBC Radio 4



David Tennant will be providing the introductions to BBC Radio 4's new dramatisations of classic works by Scottish novelist Robert Louis Stevenson. The full cast productions can be heard on air from this weekend. Details released so are below:

The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde
Saturday 19th November, 2.30pm GMT
BBC Radio 4
David Tennant introduces Neil Brand's fast-moving version of Stevenson's disturbing tale of a scientist who experiments on himself to release the uncontrollable dark side of his personality.
Lawyer's daughter Lorna Utterson, passionate about justice, is determined to bring Hyde to book.

Starring Stuart McQuarrie as Henry Jekyll, John Dougall as Edward Hyde, Madeline Worrall as Lorna Utterson and Hugh Ross as Arthur Utterson.

The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde was adapted for radio by Neil Brand from the original story by Robert Louis Stevenson and has been produced and directed by David Hunter for the BBC.


Kidnapped
Sunday 20th November, 3.00pm
BBC Radio 4
(Part 1 of 2)
David Tennant introduces Robert Louis Stevenson’s gripping adventure story, as dramatised by Chris Dolan.
In 1751, in the aftermath of the Jacobite rebellions, young David Balfour, a staunch supporter of George II, is newly orphaned and goes in search of his father’s family near Edinburgh. When he is press-ganged on board a ship bound for the slave plantations of America, he forges an unlikely alliance with the charismatic Highlander, Alan Breck.
Starring Owen Whitelaw as Balfour and Michael Nardone as Breck.

Kidnapped has been adapted for radio from the original novel by Robert Louis Stevenson and has been produced and directed by Bruce Young. Part 2 follows on Sunday 27th November.

As previously announced, on Sunday 4th December David will be starring as Wiltshire in The Beach Of Falesa, the first of two radio adaptations by Jane Rogers from the Robert Louis Stevenson collection South Sea Tales, broadcast under the title Terror In The South Seas. Find out more here. David will also be narrating the second adaptation on the 11th December.

We'll post further information about BBC Radio 4's celebration of Robert Louis Stevenson as we receive it!

Listeners from outside the UK can access the broadcasts via the BBC Radio 4 Player.


David has previously played Robert Louis Stevenson himself in two radio plays for BBC Radio 4. If you missed them you can catch up here:




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