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David Tennant in Believe It!

David Tennant in Believe It!

Starting Wednesday 9th May 2012 David Tennant was one of the cast in a new Radio Four comedy called Believe It!

The four part series was an exaggerated version of Richard Wilson's life in that the main character (played by Richard) is a Scots actor and national treasure, unmarried, private, passionate about politics, theatre and Manchester United - all true.

Click here to read the BBC press release about Believe It!

Also performing in the series were John Sessions, Lewis Macleod, Arabella Weir and Jane Slavin.

David Tennant is also in the second series of Believe It! which started broadcast on Wednesday 11th December 2013 and the third series which started on Wednesday 12th April 2017.

This link has further information about David Tennant and Believe It! on Blogger.

These episodes stream online worldwide (from this link), plus we will add MP3s afterwards too.

MP3 links of the episodes

Series One Episode One - Drink
Why does Richard Wilson get drunk every 25th November?

Series One Episode Two - Rivals
Richard Wilson discusses his fierce rivalry with Sean Connery, and reveals his arch-enemy was offered the part of Victor Meldrew before he was.

Series One Episode Three - Boots
Richard Wilson reveals why he sleeps with a pair of miners' boots by the bed.

Series One Episode Four - Power
Richard Wilson reveals whether power drives people mad.

Series Two Episode One - Victor
Richard Wilson charts the extraordinary effect Victor Meldrew has had on his life and recounts what happened when the character was finally killed off.

Series Two Episode Two - Secrets
Richard Wilson discovers a secret relative he never knew he had.

Series Two Episode Three - Danger Man
Richard Wilson explains the long-lasting influence Ian McKellan has had on his life.

Series Three Episode One - Knight Fever
Richard Wilson wants a knighthood.

Series Three Episode Two - Truth
Richard Wilson decides to always tell the truth.

Series Three Episode Three - Legacy
Richard Wilson ponders the best way to bequeath something to the next generation.

Series Four Episode One - Scotland
Richard decides that it's time he became more Scottish and calls on all his Scottish friends to do likewise.

Series Four Episode Two - Money
Richard investigates setting up a radio station to make more money.

Series Four Episode Three - Boyfriend
Richard decides it really is time he went in search for true love - but where will he start? At his age?


Please do not link directly to these MP3s if you post a link elsewhere, but rather to this page

2018
MP3 of Boyfriend episode of Believe It!
This is the episode which was broadcast last week (17/9/18). Updated 24/9

Believe It! Series Four concludes today on BBC Radio Four. Updated 24/9

Third episode of Series Four (Boyfriend) of Believe It! is on BBC Radio Four at 11.30am. Updated 17/9

MP3 of the Money episode of Believe It! Updated 10/9

The second episode of Series Four of Believe It! (Money) is on BBC Radio Four at 11.30am today. Updated 10/9

MP3 of Scotland episode of Believe It!
This episode features both David Tennant and Peter Capaldi and David explains why he didn't use a Scottish accent in Doctor Who. Updated 3/9

The fourth series of Believe It! premieres today on BBC Radio Four at 11.30am.
The episode today is titled Scotland. Updated 3/9

David Tennant to return in a new series of Believe It!
David Tennant will be one of the returning voices in the fourth series of the radio comedy.
The first episode of the new series will be broadcast on BBC Radio Four on Monday 3rd September at 11.30am. Updated 20/8


2017
Series Two of Believe It! is being repeated from today by BBC Radio Four Extra from 7.30am. Updated 21/5

MP3 of David Tennant in Legacy episode of Believe It! Updated 26/4

Third episode of Series Three of Believe It! (featuring David Tennant) is broadcast today on BBC Radio Four. Updated 26/4

MP3 of David Tennant in Truth episode of Believe It! (including a Doctor Who sketch). Updated 20/4

Second episode of Series Three of Believe It! is broadcast today on BBC Radio Four. Updated 19/4

MP3 of David Tennant (briefly!) in Knight Fever episode of Believe It! Updated 12/4

A new series of Believe It! starts on BBC Radio Four today at 11.30am. David Tennant will play himself. Updated 12/4

David Tennant will return in a new series of Believe It! on BBC Radio Four.
The series starts on on Wednesday 12th April at 11.30am. Updated 28/3


2015
The BBC Audio Drama Awards were announced tonight. Unfortunately Believe It! did not win the Best Scripted Comedy Drama Award as Lunch won. Updated 1/2

Believe It! has been shortlisted for the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2015. Updated 6/1

BBC Audio Drama Awards 2015 short-list is announced today. Believe It! was nominated in the long-list. Updated 6/1


2014
Believe It! has been nominated in the 2015 BBC Audio Drama Awards long-list. Updated 18/11

Episode 4 of series 2 of Believe It! is on BBC Radio Four today at 11.30am today but David Tennant is not listed in the cast. Updated 1/1

2013
Unfortunately David Tennant is not listed in the cast for the final episode of Believe It! which premières next Wednesday. Updated 25/12

Episode 3 of Series Two of Believe It! (which premieres on Wednesday 25th December on BBC Radio Four at 11.30am) is called Danger Man and David Tennant voices Old Murray / Marcos. Updated 14/12

A MP3 of Series Two Episode One (called Victor) has been added to the Believe It! webpage. In this episode David Tennant voices Mickey Mouse! Updated 11/12

The second series of Believe It! starts today on BBC Radio Four at 11.30am. This episode is called Victor and David voices Mickey Mouse. Updated 11/12

David Tennant will star in the second series of Richard Wilson's radio comedy Believe It!
It starts at 11.30am on Wednesday 11th December on BBC Radio Four. Updated 4/12

Believe It! is being repeated on BBC Radio Four on Sundays at 7.15pm from this coming Sunday (7th).
Radio four Extra are also repeating it on Fridays at 7.30am and 10pm (starting Friday 12th), Saturdays at 5.30pm and Sundays at 5.30am. Updated 4/4

Believe It! has been shortlisted for the Best Scripted Comedy Award in the BBC Audio Drama Awards 2013. (That page includes a new photo of David Tennant from when he hosted the 2012 Award ceremony.) In the 2012 awards David Tennant won the Best Actor Award for his role in Kafka The Musical which was first broadcast in April 2011 and somehow that drama is on the shortlist for the Tinniswood Radio Drama Award 2012 for Best Radio Drama Script. Updated 8/1

2012
MP3 of episode four of Believe It! (Power). Updated 31/5

The fourth and final episode (called Power) of Believe It! is on BBC Radio Four today at 11.30am. Updated 30/5

MP3 of episode three of Believe It! (Boots). Updated 24/5

The third episode (called Boots) of Believe It! is on BBC Radio Four today at 11.30am. Updated 23/5

Episode 4 of Believe It! is called Power. It premieres on Wednesday 30th May on BC Radio Four at 11.30am. Updated 20/5

MP3 of episode two of Believe It! (Rivals). Updated 17/5

The second episode of Believe It! is on BBC Radio Four at 11.30am today. This episode is called Rivals. Updated 16/5

MP3 of episode One of Believe It! (Drink). Updated 13/5

The titles of the next two episodes of Believe It! are called Rivals (broadcasts 16th May) and Rivals (23rd May). The four part programme is on BBC Radio Four at 11.30am. Updated 13/5

Two newspapers today (Independent and Express) have reviews of Believe It! with passing mentions of David Tennant as one of the actors. Updated 13/5

Episode one of Believe It! premieres today at 11.30am on BBC Radio Four. It can be heard worldwide at this link. This four part comedy is loosely based on Richard Wilson's life and David Tennant is part of the cast. Updated 9/5

The Telegraph has an interview with Richard Wilson about Believe It! Updated 8/5

The Radio Times have posted their review of the first episode of Believe It! Updated 7/5

Richard Wilson is on the radio twice today to promote Believe It! Updated 5/5

BBC Radio Four have added an audio clip of Believe It! which includes David Tennant playing a young Richard Wilson. Updated 4/5

Richard Wilson will be a guest on the Jon Holmes Show on Saturday at 10am on BBC Radio 6 Music to promote Believe It! Updated 3/5

Richard Wilson will be on Loose Ends on BBC Radio Four on Saturday at 6.15pm. He will probably talk about Believe It! Updated 2/5

The first episode of Believe It! will be called Drink. It premieres on Wednesday at 11.30am on BBC Radio Four. Updated 2/5

The Independent has an article about the Richard Wilson / David Tennant radio comedy Believe It! Updated 24/4

David Tennant will appear in a four part radio comedy on BBC Radio Four called Believe It! which is based loosely on Richard Wilson's life. The episode is on Wednesday 9th May at 11.30am. Updated 20/4

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