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David Tennant - Radio Dramas

Over the years David Tennant has appeared in a number of different radio productions.

This section of the website looks at his most recent productions.

2017
Believe It! - Series Three from 13th April

2016
Terror In The South Seas (The Beach Of Falesa and The Ebb Tide) - 4th and 11th December
Kidnapped - 20th November
The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde - 19th November
Look Back In Anger and Archive On 4 - 30th April

2015
Caesar! Peeling Figs For Julius - 11th September (repeat of 2003 production)
The Great Scott - From 2nd August
The Wooden Overcoat - 17th March (repeat of 2007 production)

2014
The Great Scott - From 29th June
Mansfield Park - From 12th May (repeat of 2003 production)

2013
Believe It! - Series Two from 11th December
The Great Scott - From 14th April
Every Seventh Wave - 14th February

2012
Believe It! - From 9th May
BBC Radio Three Shakespeare Season - 22nd and 29th April
Book At Bedtime (Stonemouth) - starts 19/3/12
Waiting For The Boatman - 16/3/12
Love Virtually - 8/3/12

2011
The Pied Piper Of Hamelin - 26/12/11
Book At Bedtime - 28/11 - 2/12/11
Stevenson In Love - 26th and 27th October
Life And Fate - September
The Purple Land - 16th July
Hans Christian Andersen - May
The Gobetweenies - May
Kafka The Musical - April

Pre 2011
Of Mice And Men - March 2010
Murder in Samarkand - February 2010
The Rotters' Club - 2003
Paint Her Well - 1996

David's earlier productions will be added soon....

2017
BBC Radio Four Extra starts a repeat of The Great Scott series today. Updated 4/9

A repeat of Double Income, No Kids Yet starts today on BBC Radio Four Extra.
Each episode (from the first series) will be broadcast at 7am and 5pm and again at 5am tomorow morning. Updated 31/8

David Tennant to star in radio drama Wild Honey by Chekhov. Updated 10/7

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

Unfortunately neither David Tennant or his Doctor Who audiobook are finalists for the BBC Audio Drama Awards. Updated 3/1

The finalists of the BBC Audio Drama Awards will be announced today.
Both David Tennant and Doctor Who were shortlisted. Updated 3/1

2016
MP3 of David Tennant in The Ebb Tide (which plays worldwide). Updated 11/12

David Tennant stars in The Ebb Tide on BBC Radio Four at 3pm. Updated 11/12

MP3 of David Tennant in The Beach Of Falesa (which plays worldwide). Updated 5/12

David Tennant stars in the radio play The Beach Of Falesa on BBC Radio Four today at 3pm. Updated 4/12

Part two of Kidnapped is on BBC Radio Four at 3pm today. However there will be no intro from David Tennant. Updated 27/11

David Tennant to star in The Ebb Tide on BBC Radio Four on Sunday 11th December at 3pm.
This is the second of their two Terror In The South Seas plays which are part of their Robert Louis Stevenson season. Updated 26/11

David Tennant to star in The Beach Of Falesa.
This is one of the Terror In The South Seas plays which are part of the Robert Louis Stevenson season on BBC Radio Four. Updated 22/11

MP3 of David Tennant's introduction to the first part of Kidnapped (it plays worldwide). Updated 20/11

Part one of Kidnapped is on BBC Radio Four at 3pm today. David Tennant introduces the hour long drama. Updated 20/11

MP3 of David Tennant's intro to The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde. Updated 19/11

The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde is on BBC Radio Four at 2.30pm today. David Tennant presents the 90 minute drama. Updated 19/11

David Tennant to host the Robert Louis Stevenson season on BBC Radio Four.
David will be involved in the plays The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde, Kidnapped (in two parts) and Terror In The South Seas. Updated 14/11

BBC Radio Four scriptwriter has lovely words to say about David Tennant and announces he will narrate a second Robert Louis Stevenson play. Updated 14/11

David Tennant to star in the radio play Terror In The South Seas on Sunday 4th December on BBC Radio Four. Updated 13/11

Look Back In Anger play and David Tennant documentary premiere date is Saturday 30th April. Updated 13/4

David Tennant will perform in Look Back In Anger with Sir Ian McKellen on BBC Radio Four in April and also David will host an episode of Archive On 4 about the play. Updated 17/3

Jane Austen BBC Radio Drama Collection is released on both CD and digital download today. Updated 17/3

Jane Austen BBC Radio Drama Collection will be released in March. Updated 11/2

2015
Dixon Of Dock Green radio drama (staring David Tennant) is released on CD in the UK today. Updated 3/12

David Tennant returns as Sir Walter Scott in another production of the drama series The Great Scott on BBC Radio Four at 3pm today. This week the story is The Antiquary. Updated 9/8

David Tennant returns today as Sir Walter Scott in more productions of the drama series The Great Scott. The first episode is Heart Of Midlothian which is broadcast on BBC Radio Four at 3pm. Updated 2/8

Amazon now has the cover for Dixon Of Dock Green CD (the release date is Thursday 3rd December). Updated 31/7

David Tennant returns as Sir Walter Scott in more productions of the drama series The Great Scott.
The first episode is Heart Of Midlothian which will be broadcast on Sunday 2nd August on BBC Radio Four at 3pm. Updated 24/7

Dixon Of Dock Green radio drama (staring David Tennant) to be released on CD on Thursday 3rd December. Updated 19/5

Today there is a rare re-broadcast of David Tennant in The Wooden Overcoat on BBC Radio Four Extra. Updated 17/3

There will be a rare re-broadcast of David Tennant in The Wooden Overcoat on Tuesday (17th) on BBC Radio Four Extra. Updated 11/3

BBC Radio Three version of Romeo and Juliet is released on CD today. David Tennant plays the role of Prince Escalus. Updated 29/1

July 2014
Love Virtually is being repeated today on BBC Radio Four at 2.15pm. Updated 18/7

June 2014
David Tennant has recorded another series of The Great Scott for BBC Radio Four.
The first episode, The Bride of Lammermoor, will be broadcast on Sunday (29th) at 3pm. Updated 21/6

May 2014
A rare repeat of Mansfield Park (featuring David Tennant and Benedict Cumberbatch) starts on BBC Radio Four Extra today at 2pm. It can be heard worldwide.
The synopsis of episode one is 'On a quest to find a position in society young Fanny Price goes to live with her rich aunt and uncle.' Updated 12/5

April 2014
A rare repeat of the ten-episode drama Mansfield Park (starring David Tennant and Benedict Cumberbatch) from 2003 will be broadcast on BBC Radio Four Extra starting on Monday 12th May at 2pm. Updated 28/4

April 2013
David Tennant stars in The Great Scott: The Fair Maid Of Perth on BBC Radio Four at 3pm today. Updated 14/4

Radio Times has details about episode 2 of The Great Scott. The second episode is Rob Roy and again David Tennant is the narrator. It premieres on Sunday 21st April at 3pm and is repeated on Saturday 27th at 9pm. Both on BBC Radio Four. Updated 8/4

The Great Scott (starring David Tennant) on Sunday at 3pm on BBC Radio Four will be repeated on Radio Four the following Saturday at 9pm. Updated 8/4

At 10pm tonight Chain Reaction will be repeated on Radio 4 Extra. Tonight's episode is where Catherine Tate interviews David Tennant and next week it is David interviewing Richard Wilson. Updated 7/4

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

March 2013
David Tennant will play Walter Scott in a 3 part dramatisation of works by the Scottish writer on BBC Radio Four. It starts on Sunday 14th April at 3pm with The Fair Maid Of Perth. Updated 29/3

This past week on BBC Radio Four Extra at 6.30pm and again at 12.30am each weekday David Tennant's A Night With A Vampire Book At Bedtime stories from November 2010 were repeated. They are available on BBC iPlayer and should play worldwide. Updated 17/3


January 2013
David Tennant to host BBC Audio Radio Drama Awards on Sunday 27th January. Updated 16/1

We have requested official confirmation but earlier today the Society Of Authors tweeted to us that David Tennant may (and we stress may) attend the BBC Audio Drama Awards on Sunday 27th January in the Radio Theatre at BBC Broadcasting House in Central London. Updated 15/1

The Love Virtually account tweeted that today David Tennant and Emilia Fox are recording Every Seventh Wave which is the sequel to Love Virtually. Every Seventh Wave will be broadcast on BBC Radio Four on Valentine's day - Thursday 14th February.
The book Every Seventh Wave can be purchased in either paperback or ebook from Quercus Books. Updated 15/1

The Radio Times have reported that Big Finish will be releasing a 100-minute-long audio story The Light At The End to celebrate the Doctor Who 50th anniversary. Former Doctors Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann are already confirmed and Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and Matt Smith are "behind the project" which will be released in November. Updated 10/1

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


July 2012
At 5.15pm tonight Big Finish started their special offer on David Tennant audio (Before He Was The Tenth Doctor). It ends on Monday morning at 8am. Updated 27/7

Big Finnish will have a new special offer this weekend which will feature all of David Tennant's work for Big Finish. Updated 24/7

Starting today Radio Four Extra is repeating Series Three of Double Income, No Kids Yet with an episode each Monday at 7am which is repeated at 5.30pm. Updated 2/7


May 2012
Starting today and for the next 6 weekdays BBC Radio Four Extra are repeating David Tennant's episodes of Dixon Of Dock Green. Each day there are broadcasts at 6am, 1pm, 8pm and 1am. Updated 30/5

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

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

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

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


April 2012
The premiere broadcast of Romeo and Juliet is on BBC Radio Three at 8.30pm tonight. This is the second play as part of BBC Radio Three's Shakespeare Season and David Tennant plays Prince Escalus. Updated 29/4

Tonight at 8.30pm is the premiere transmission of Twelfth Night which is part of BBC Radio Three's Shakespeare Season. David Tennant plays Malvolio in this two hour long production which will be available to hear worldwide, plus we will add a MP3 after transmission too. Updated 22/4

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

As part of it's Shakespeare Season the BBC have announced that Twelfth Night (with David Tennant as Malvolio) will broadcast on Sunday 22 April at 8.30pm and Romeo and Juliet (with David as Prince Escalus) will have its first transmission on Sunday 29th April also at 8.30pm. Both plays will be broadcast on BBC Radio Three. Also there are some great new pages for all the BBC Shakespeare programmes in the upcoming months including a new photo of David Tennant recording the radio plays. Updated 1/4

Tonight at 8.30pm BBC Radio Three will repeat Kafka The Musical. Updated 1/4


March 2012
On Sunday 1st April at 8.30pm BBC Radio Three will repeat Kafka The Musical. Updated 17/3

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

David Tennant will be reading Iain Banks' Stonemouth on Book At Bedtime on BBC Radio Four at 10.45pm Monday to Friday starting 19th March. Updated 9/3


February 2012
BBC Press have confirmed that Love Virtually, with David Tennant and Emilia Fox, will be broadcast on BBC Radio Four at 2.15pm on Thursday 8th March. Updated 17/2

The BBC are expected to officially announce it today but the Twitter account Love Virtually tweeted today that a radio adaption of the Love Virtually book read by David Tennant and Emilia Fox will be broadcast on 8th March. Updated 17/2

Today's BBC Radio Drama newsletter confirms that David Tennant will be Prince Escalus in the BBC Radio Three production of Romeo and Juliet. They also confirm that David Tennant is in two Shakespeare plays for BBC Radio Three Shakespeare Season which will be broadcast in April. The cast are recording Romeo and Juliet this week and Twelfth Night next week. Updated 10/2

David Tennant is RUMOURED to be recording one or two new Shakespeare productions (Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night) for BBC radio. Updated 7/2

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


January 2012
David Tennant won the Best Actor Award in the BBC Audio Drama Awards tonight for his role in Kafka The Musical. This link has photos, reports and audio clips of the Awards. Updated 29/1

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

David Tennant has been nominated for the Best Actor In An Audio Drama Award for Kafka The Musical at the first ever BBC Audio Drama Awards. David will also present the ceremony to announce the winners in the Radio Theatre at BBC Broadcasting House, London on Saunday 29th January. See here for more details. Updated 9/1


October 2011
Page 4 of The Stage magazine this week has a photo of David Tennant on it in regards to the new BBC Radio Drama Awards. Updated 27/10

The BBC has launched its new audio drama awards. Click here to read the BBC press release with a quote by David Tennant. David's quote is "The quality of our radio drama is one of the things that makes me proud to be British. Acting on the radio is challenging, inspiring, delicate and always a privilege. Radio drama is often overlooked and undervalued next to its showier younger siblings on the television and in the cinema, and yet it is on the wireless that so many important and brilliant talents have been discovered and nurtured. I am delighted radio drama is being celebrated in this way, it's about time." Updated 24/10


July 2011
Series Three of David Tennant's comedy Double Income, No Kids Yet is now available as an audio download. The link for all three series is here. Updated 19/7

Tonight David Tennant plays the 57th performance of Much Ado About Nothing at the Wyndham Theatre in London and today James Beard has tweeted that David is recording in a studio. Updated 11/7


June 2011
The David Tennant narrated documentary Stealing Shakespeare won at the Royal Television Society (Yorkshire) Awards last night. Updated 15/6


May 2011
A new CD of David Tennant's old audio version of Much Ado About Nothing will be released by BBC Audiobooks on 2nd June. Click here to pre-order it. Updated 25/5


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