We’ll be hearing Tom Hollander’s voice, as the Squirrel, in the animated adaptation of ‘The Highway Rat’ (by Julia Donaldson [author] and Alex Scheffler [illustrator] – the same team behind The Gruffalo) screening over Christmas on BBC1 in a few weeks. [Date and time will be added here when I know it – possibly it’s Christmas Day]
David Tennant heads the cast, voicing the Rat with a sweet tooth who “craves buns, biscuits and all sweet things” and who rides out in search of sugary treats to steal… but meets a sticky end. Apparently, according to Radio Times which has rated this as one of the Top 12 must-see festive programme, he tries to steal Tom’s nuts 🙂
Don’t miss – live performance…
Londoners, particularly those with small children, might also like to get one of the last few tickets for Tom’s appearance at The Print Room (in Notting Hill) on Tuesday 12th December where he’ll be reading some Roald Dahl stories at 6pm: Winter’s Tales with Tom Hollander – Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl.
David Tennant leads an all-star cast in The Highway Rat, coming to BBC One this Christmas (BBC Media Centre, 11 October 2017)
The 12 best shows to watch on TV this Christmas (RadioTimes, 1 December 2017)