Published on September 10th, 2009 | by Christian Cawley
Of Mice and Time Lords
Another 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.