BBC One’s animated The Highway Rat adaptation will premiere on Christmas Day (Monday December 25th) at 4:45pm, it has been announced.
Based on the 2011 book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, The Highway Rat tells the tale of a greedy rat who tyrannises animals along the highway, as he steals their food at every opportunity: clover from a rabbit, nuts from a squirrel, a leaf from some ants – he even steals his own horse’s hay. However what he really craves are cakes and all things sugary, and it’s his sweet tooth that finally leads him to a sticky outcome. The animated adaptation is being produced by Magic Light Pictures and features the voices of David Tennant, Rob Brydon, Nina Sosanya, Tom Hollander and Frances de le Tour.
TVWise’s UK Premiere Dates page has been updated with this new information.