17. Dezember 2019 Johannes Wolters

TV: Channel Four – The Tiger Who Came To Tea |

Christmas Eve at 7.30pm | Based on the book by Judith Ker

The Tiger Who Came to Tea: - unit still

Once there was a little girl called Sophie, and she was having tea with her mummy in the kitchen. Suddenly there was a ring at the door. Sophie’s mummy said, “I wonder who that can be…?”

Brand new animated film from the makers of The Snowman, The Snowman & The Snowdog, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.


Featuring the voices of David Oyelowo, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tamsin Greig, David Walliams, Paul Whitehouse and original music by Robbie Williams.

Channel 4’s new hand-drawn animated special, produced by Lupus Films and HarperCollins, of The Tiger Who Came to Tea, which celebrated its 50th anniversary last year, will air as a festive treat this Christmas.

The Tiger Who Came to Tea has sold over 5 million copies since it was first published in 1968. Inspired by Judith’s daughter Tacy, the story of Sophie and her extraordinary, stripy tea-time guest has enchanted generations of children and has become a timeless classic.

Channel 4’s last adaptation of a children’s classic, We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, also produced by Lupus Films, was the Channel’s most watched programme of 2016 with over 8 million viewers over the festive period.

The 30-minute special animation will air on Channel 4 this Christmas.

Key credits:

Director: Robin Shaw

Screenplay writer: Joanna Harrison

Producers: Ruth Fielding, Camilla Deakin

Cast: Tamsin Greig (mummy), David Oyelowo (tiger), Benedict Cumberbatch (daddy), David Walliams (narrator) and Paul Whitehouse (the milkman), Clara Ross (Sophie)


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