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David Tennant - Waiting For The Boatman

On Friday 16th March 2012 BBC Radio Four broadcast Waiting For The Boatman starring David Tennant.

This drama was written by Stephen Wakelam. It is set in Naples in 1610 and is about the last days of the painter Caravaggio. The story is told through the eyes of his friend and former model Mario Minniti as he searches for the artist.

The play is directed by Sasha Yevtushenko and also stars Anton Lesser, Harry Livingstone and Joe Dempsie.

Recording of the play started on Friday 27th January 2012 and the edit was completed on Friday 3rd February.

Further information about David Tennant recording Waiting For The Boatman on Blogger.

Click here for a MP3 of David Tennant in Waiting For The Boatman.

RadioDramaReviews have posted a review of Waiting For The Boatman. Updated 16/3

The Radio Times have chosen Waiting For The Boatman as their radio pick of the week. Updated 16/3

Stephen Wakelam has written an article about Waiting For The Boatman (which includes a new photo of David Tennant). Updated 16/3

Today is the premiere broadcast of Waiting For The Boatman on BBC Radio Four at 2.15pm. It can be heard online worldwide at this link and we will add a MP3 afterwards too. Updated 16/3

Radio Times have posted their review of Waiting For The Boatman. Their comment is that David Tennant enlivens it. Updated 14/3

Page 140 of the Radio Times (which was published today) has a photo of David Tennant because Waiting For The Boatman is one of the Radio Choices Of The Day for Friday 16th March. Updated 6/3

David Tennant's radio drama Waiting For The Boatman will be broadcast at 2.15pm on Friday 16th March on BBC Radio Four according to a BBC Radio press release today. (Previously it was believed that it would be broadcast the previous week.) The press release also gives details of the other cast members. Updated 24/2

Somebody at the studio tweeted more details about David Tennant recording Waiting For The Boatman. Updated 4/2

David Tennant's radio drama Waiting For The Boatman will air on BBC Radio Four on 9th March. Studio60A tweeted at 2.38pm this afternoon that the edit had just been completed. Updated 3/2

According to the BBC Radio Drama newsletter David Tennant is recording a new Stephen Wakelam play this week. It is called Waiting For The Boatman and will be broadcast in the Afternoon Play slot on BBC Radio Four sometime in the first half of 2012. See here for more details. Updated 27/1

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