Doctor Who star David Tennant is to appear in Learners, a new comedy drama produced by BBC Films for BBC One written by and co-starring Jessica Hynes.
Described as a "e;warm, bitter–sweet comedy drama"e; Learners follows the trials and tribulations of a group of learner drivers including Bev (Jessica Hynes, Spaced), a downtrodden wife who’s failed her driving test eight times who is desperate to pass yet frustrated at her husband Ian’s (Shaun Dingwall, Doctor Who) impatient approach when teaching her to drive.
When Bev meets glamorous driving school owner Fiona (Sarah Hadland, Confetti), she’s determined to succeed, along with a group of other learner drivers.
Chris (David Tennant, Doctor Who), a devout Christian with the patience of a saint, is assigned as her instructor and it’s not long before Bev develops a crush on him. However, Chris has feelings for Fiona, but she’s having an affair with a married man Gerry, who works with Bev.
Learners will start filming in April 2007 on location in Hertfordshire and will transmit later this year.