Even though I will forever be of the mindset that Benedict Cumberbatch has the insane ability to do anything, I now think he has company. David Tennant just may be challenging him for the top spot with his most endearing role of reading a bedtime story on CBeebies. Imagine the ability to ‘drift off’ to the sound of the Doctor reading a bedtime story!
With the overall CBeebies channel mission to encourage “learning through play in a consistently safe environment for children aged 6 or under”, the final show of each day, the Bedtime Story, is read by a guest storyteller, including well known actors, comedians, and past presenters of BBC children’s television. Over the years, a number of incredibly talented folks have lent their time and efforts to the show with some of the most notable names being Tennant, Simon Pegg (World’s End), Jon Simm (Life on Mars), New Tricks‘ James Bolam, Peter Serafinowicz (Mr. Sloane) and Brian Cox.
Back in 2009, Tennant read three stories the week before Christmas to the delight of everyone in the UK, not just those 6 and under. Don’t know about you but I think I felt myself yawn there for just minute.
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