This enchanting half hour animated special brings to life another magical world from the UK’s number one picture book duo Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

The festive family highlight is voiced by a stellar cast of British acting talent, featuring David Tennant as the Highway Rat, Rob Brydon as the narrator, Nina Sosanya as the Duck, Tom Hollander as the Squirrel, Frances de le Tour as the Rabbit – and Earache’s wonderful Husaam ‘Sami’ Kiani as the Kitten.

First published in 2011, ‘The Highway Rat’ is about a ravenous rat who craves buns, biscuits and all sweet things. Tearing along the highway, he searches for sugary treats to steal, until his sweet tooth leads him to a sticky end. A swashbuckling tale of bandits and biscuits the whole family will enjoy!

Catch Sami in “Highway Rat” on Christmas Day, 4.45pm, BBC1