Afternoon Drama: Waiting For The Boatman

Peter Hamilton Dyer, Stephen Wakelam & David Tennant   Pic: BBC


David Tennant’s latest radio play can be heard for the first time this afternoon on BBC Radio 4. Waiting For The Boatman by Stephen Wakelam airs in the Afternoon Drama slot at 2.15pm.


David plays Mario Minniti, former pupil of the artist Caravaggio, who is searching for his former mentor in Naples.



Mario Minniti – David Tennant
Piero – Anton Lesser
Abraham Vinck – Peter Hamilton Dyer
Cecco – Joe Dempsie
Marchesa di Colonna – Tracy Wiles
Guard – Harry Livingstone


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Read a BBC Radio 4 and Radio 4 Extra blog post on the writing of the play by Stephen Wakelam here

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