The Highway Rat Premieres Mon 25 Dec on BBC One

The Highway Rat

This enchanting half-hour animated special from Magic Light Pictures brings to life another magical world from the UK’s number one picture book duo, Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

The festive family highlight will be voiced by a stellar cast of British acting talent, featuring David Tennant as the Highway Rat, Rob Brydon as the narrator, Nina Sosanya as the Duck, Tom Hollander as the Squirrel and Frances de le Tour as the Rabbit.

First published in 2011, The Highway Rat is about a ravenous rat who craves buns, biscuits and all sweet things. Tearing along the highway, he searches for sugary treats to steal, until his sweet tooth leads him to a sticky end. A swashbuckling tale of bandits and biscuits the whole family will enjoy!

The Highway Rat airs Monday 25 December 2017 from 4.45pm-5.15pm on BBC One.

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