According to the official series site the forthcoming BBC Audiobooks releases ‘The Stone Rose’, ‘The Resurrection’ Casket’, and ‘The Feast of the Drowned’ are to be narrated by Tenth Doctor actor David Tennant.
The CDs have been listed on several online retailers since last October (despite what you may have read elsewhere!) and tie in with the release of the novel versions of the adventures.
The full press release reads:
“Fresh from the Christmas Invasion, tenth
Time Lord David Tennant has confirmed he will be narrating three brand
new Doctor Who titles: The Stone Rose, The Resurrection Casket, and The Feast of the Drowned exclusively for BBC Audiobooks.
Set for release in July, David will start recording next month.
three titles are new adventures for the Doctor and his companion Rose
and is the first time David will feature in his role as the Doctor
outside of the television series.
The CDs will also
include special bonus material featuring children from across the UK
asking the Doctor everything they�ve ever wanted to know about life as
the Time Lord.
Commissioning Editor Kate Walsh said: “I’m absolutely delighted that
David will be reading these three books for us, not only because you’ll
be guaranteed a cracking listen with him bringing the stories to life
but also due to how special it will make the audio books for fans of
the TV series.
was very important to us that these releases appealed to these fans as
well as our established audio book buyers, and having David read means
we can include some added extras for those interested in hearing more
about him, on top of the terrifically exciting stories written by
Stephen Cole, Jacqueline Rayner and Justin Richards. They will make
Elsewhere former Doctor Tom Baker is to become the voice of British Telecom’s text message service.
Tom was picked after a recent poll revealed him as the fourth most recognised voice in Britain.
In a press release Gavin Patterson, BT group managing director, Consumer, said: “As one of
our great British icons, Tom appeals across the generations, for his
role as the fourth Dr Who, more recently as the narrator of Little
Britain and as Donald McDonald in Monarch of the Glen.
perfect choice to be the new voice of text, showing everyone � young
and old � how easy and fun it is to send and receive texts on your home
“Tom Baker said: �It�s a big responsibility to be Britain�s voice of
text. What appeals to me most is the thought that I will be bringing
good news to people whether it is a cheeky message, a Birthday greeting
or just a quick hello. Whatever it is, hopefully my voice will bring a
smile to people�s faces.”
Tom appeared on BBC News24 earlier today to discuss the development.