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Published on September 10th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley

Of Mice and Time Lords

Of Mice and Time Lords.. David Tennant leaves Shakespeare behind for John SteinbeckAnother post-Doctor Who role is secured for David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor actor joins the cast of a Radio 4 production of John Steinbeck’s 1937 novella Of Mice and Men which is set for broadcast next year.

Commissioned as part of BBC Radio 4′s Classic Serial slot, Of Mice and Men will see Tennant play the quick-witted George Milton opposite Liam Brennan as his educationally challenged friend and Lennie Small in the story of two migrant workers in 1930s Californiaand will be broadcast in early 2010.

Steinbeck’s book has caused controversy over the years for it’s use of colourful – some might say vulgar or even offensive – language, but remains engaging, painting a realistic portrait of California during the Great Depression in the 1920s.

The play features a distinguished casted of co-stars such as Jude Akuwudike, Christopher Fairbank, Melody Grove, Neil McKinven and Richard Madden.

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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