David Tennant Taps Into Inner Rodent as BBC’s ‘The Highway Rat’

David Tennant Taps Into Inner Rodent as BBC’s ‘The Highway Rat’

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When Alfred Noyes published ‘The Highwayman’ in 1906, he probably couldn’t have imagined that his dark and bloody narrative poem would serve as inspiration for a children’s book featuring a greedy rodent. But Noyes is long gone and he couldn’t object even if he didn’t like the idea because, honestly, who would object to an adorable children’s poem about a rat who sticks up other animals for their sweets?   Image Via Scholastic   The Highway Rat by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler is so popular in the UK that the creative masterminds at BBC One have decided to adapt it into a half-hour long …