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Acting on the radio is challenging, inspiring, delicate and always a privilege.


David has been involved in the narration of three of Jake Arnott's books.  



Jake Arnott's book The Long Firm was written in 1999 and it was also turned into a TV series in 2004 on the BBC starring Derek Jacobi.

The audio book was released in May 2001 on 3 CD's with a runtime of 2 hours.

The abridged version of the book is read by Jake Arnott, Jeremy Bulloch, Sandra Duncan, Richard Griffiths and David Tennant.

Synopsis: Harry Starks, based on the Kray twins, was a club owner, racketeer and porn king, is trying to jump the queue into legitimacy.

This swinging sixties novel reveals the seedier side of London where the low life met the high life in the city's dark underbelly.

The novel is told for five different points of view and the audio book is narrated by five different actors.


He Kills Coppers was written in 2001 and was a TV movie in the UK in 2008.

The audiobook was released on July 1, 2004.

The abridged audiobook is read by Tim Pigott-Smith, Gareth Armstrong and David Tennant

Synopsis: The second book in the series is about a criminal on the run, based on real life cop killer Harry Roberts. The story starts in 1966 with the England World Cup win and runs through the Thatcher era and the Greenham Common protests of the 1980s and the Poll Tax Riots.



The abridged audiobook is narrated by Kenneth Cranham, Sandra Duncan, and David Tennant.


True Crime was written in 2003 and the audiobook was released on July 1, 2004.

Synopsis: The third novel in the series follows the story of a gangster found dead at Harry Starks' Spanish villa at the end of The Long Firm. The dead man's daughter wants to flush Starks out.  She suspects him of the murder and uses the making of a film about old time British gangsters as a means of tempting him out into the open.

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