Benedict Cumberbatch, Tamsin Greig, David Oyelowo To Voice ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’ For Channel 4

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Benedict Cumberbatch, Tamsin Greig, David Oyelowo To Voice ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’ For Channel 4
Benedict Cumberbatch, Tamsin Greig, David Oyelowo, David Walliams and Paul Whitehouse have been set as voice cast for Channel 4’s animated Christmas special, The Tiger Who Came To Tea. Lupus Films is producing after striking a deal last year with HarperCollins Children’s Books to adapt the classic story by the late Judith Kerr. Joanna Harrison penned the half-hour screen transfer.

The Tiger Who Came To Tea has sold over 5M copies since it was first published in 1968. Inspired by Kerr’s daughter, the story will be adapted in Lupus’ distinctive, hand-drawn animated style and air this holiday season.

The tale looks at what happens when the doorbell rings just as Sophie and her Mummy are sitting down to tea in the kitchen. Confronted with a very unexpected guest — a big, furry, striped tiger — they invite
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