Rob Roy - Frederick Davidson, Walter Scott BBC Radio 4 adaptation. Narrated by David Tennant. Rob Roy by Walter ScottAdapted by Robin BrooksOur Rob Roy has dispensed with the Jacobite setting and updates the story to the 20th century. It is 1924 and 20-year-old Frank falls foul of his father. He has spent a year in Paris, supposedly learning the business, but actually hanging out with Imagist poets. When he refuses to join the business his father sends him north to stay with his Uncle - a radical and mixed up in the cause of Irish Nationalism.Scott's book doesn't really depend on the historical trappings on which the author's reputation now rests. A son being banished by his father because he wants to be a long-haired poet is a perennial situation, as is the love-triangle between Frank, Die Vernon and her wicked cousin Rashleigh. With this production the listener is asked to regard Scott as a novelist like any other, concerned with the workings of the human heart and how they play out in a society more like ours.With David Tennant as Walter ScottAll other parts were played by members of the castThe music was composed and performed by Ross Hughes and Esben TjalveProducer: Clive BrillA Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.