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RSC Books

The RSC have released new editions of Love's Labour's Lost and Hamlet which you can purchase them from our online shop, from as little at £4.40.

Love's Labour's Lost Rehearsal Photos

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Click here to view the full set of pics... Thanks to the RSC and Ellie Kurttz for the new photos of David rehearsing for Love's Labour's Lost.
Love's Labour's Lost opens with previews from Thursday 2nd October at The Courtyard Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon.

Harry Potter Network Premiere

ITV1 will be hosting the network permiere of Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire, which stars David as Barty Crouch Jr, next Sunday 5th October at 19:10pm.

The Infinite Quest On iPlayer

You can watch the animated Doctor Who adventure, The Infinite Quest, courtesy of BBC iPlayer here.
It will be available to watch until 10:49am on Saturday 4th October 2008.

Chris Moyles Interview MP3

You can now download an MP3 file of David's recent interview with Chris Moyles here.

Doctor Who Backstage Competition

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The all important question for the Doctor Who Children In Need Tour competition was announced on this morning's Chris Moyles show.

Details are as follows:

In the episode The Stolen Earth where in space did the Daleks hide 27 planets?

A) The Horsehead Nebula


B) The Omega Spiral


C) The Medusa Cascade



The number to call with the correct answer is 09013 26 77 88.



Calls cost 75p from a BT landline. Calls from other operators may vary and will be considerably higher from mobiles. 52p per phone call will go to BBC Children in Need. The competition closes at midnight on 6th October and you must get the bill payer's permission to call.
All 100 winners can each bring up to 3 friends or members of their family. All visitors must be aged 5 years or over (groups containing children aged 15 years and under must include an adult). All applicants must be UK residents.

David Wins At TONY's Shadow Emmy Awards

David has won the award for Best Lead Actor In A Drama Series in a poll conducted by Time Out New York.
The reader awards are to recognize the outstanding actors and programmes that failed to receive Emmy nominations in real life.
You can see the full list of winners here.

Step Into The TARDIS For Children In Need

Fans of smash-hit shows Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures are being offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go behind the scenes at the studios where the shows are filmed.
On Saturday and Sunday, 8 and 9 November, the BBC will be opening the studio doors just outside Cardiff to 100 lucky competition winners and their friends and families.
The money-can't-buy-experience is being run to help raise money for this year's BBC Children in Need appeal.
Doctor Who: Backstage will take fans to the heart of the action at the BBC Wales studios.
Visitors will tour the closely-guarded sets, come face-to-face with some of the Doctor's mortal enemies, and meet the behind-the-scenes teams who make it all happen – including the set designers, costumiers and make-up artists.
Russell T Davies says: "This is so exciting – giving fans the opportunity to take a behind the scenes look at where we film Doctor Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures is just brilliant.
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New Doctor Who Audio Releases

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The 9th October 2008 sees two new Doctor Who audio releases.
Details as follows:

The Forever Trap
Catherine Tate reads this exclusive thrilling story, in which the Doctor and Donna are imprisoned on the Edifice - and become neighbours to a terrifying assortment of aliens. When the TARDIS is invaded by a holographic marketing scam, the Doctor and Donna find themselves trapped on the Edifice, a purpose-built complex of luxury apartments in space. Their new environs leave much to be desired: millions of beings from across the Universe have been gathered to live side by side in similar apartments. Instead of creating neighbourly affection, it's led to terrible battles being waged in the corridors and on the stairwells.The Doctor and Donna must cross the paths of deadly alien mobs as they search for the Edifice's ultimate authority. Who - or what - lies at the heart of the incredible complex? What destructive scourge is eating away at the Edifice itself? And are the Doctor and Donna t…

We Are All Born Free

David has written the foreword for a new children's book, 'We Are All Born Free' which is being released to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Amnesty International UK.
It is a book of illustrations , each one representing an article of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
David is also featured in the September / October 2008 Amnesty Magazine.
'We Are All Born Free' will be released on 9th October and can be pre ordered in our shop.
To find out more about Amnesty International and the work they do click here.

The Friday Night Project Repeat on 4Music

4Music will be repeating The Friday Night Project with David as the guest host tonight at 22:00pm.

Radio 1 Doctor Who Special

On Friday 26th September Radio 1 Chris Moyles' show will be broadcasting live from the Doctor Who set in Cardiff.
Chris will be talking to David, Billie Piper and Russell T Davies for interviews over the phone and will also be unveiling the launch of 'something special' for this year's Children In Need Appeal.
You can listen to the show from 06:30am - 10:00am on the BBC Radio 1 website here.

Conjuring Shakespeare

In 1997 David took part in a six part documentary series exploring the works of Shakespeare. Below you can watch a clip of him performing a scene from Measure For Measure.

The Writer's Tale

Russell T Davies and Doctor Who Magazine writer Benjamin Cook have a fab new book 'The Writer's Tale' out on Thursday 25th September.
You can pre order it in our shop now for just £15.00 (RRP £30.00)

Russell and Benjamin will be doing some book signings across the UK next month, you can see them at the following venues:
Wednesday 8th October, Waterstones, Picadilly, London 18:00pm
Thursday 9th October, Waterstones, Highstreet, Birmingham, 12:00pm
Thursday 9th October, Waterstones, The Trafford Centre, Manchester 18:00pm
Friday 10th October, Borders, Bristol, 10:30am
Friday 10th October, Borders, Cardiff 17:30pm
You can read previews of the book courtesy of The Times Online here.

Doctor Who Magazine #400

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The 400th issue of DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE is almost here! We're keeping the exact contents a secret for now, but we can promise you exclusive chats with executive producer Russell T Davies and the Doctor himself, David Tennant! Also, there's the biggest competition we've EVER run, a FREE double-sided poster, and EIGHT EXTRA PAGES, all for the usual price of £3.99!DWM 400 will hit the news stands on Thursday 18th September.

Shakespeare And Me Audio Clips

The RSC have made several audio clips of David taking part in the Shakespeare And Me Chat available to listen to via their website here.

LA Without A Map Screening In Bradford

David's 1998 movie LA Without A Map is screening as part of NMM's Made In Bradford season from tomorrow.
Wednesday 17th September 2008 and Thursday 18th September 2008, NMM, Prince's Way, Bradford, Wednesday 15.45pm, Thursday 10.30am and 18:00pm, £5.50, concs available.
Tel: 0870 701 0200. www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk

Limited Tickets Made Available

The Novello Theatre have made a limited amount of tickets for the London run of Hamlet available to book over the phone. You must call the Box Office in order to get these tickets on 0844 482 5138, they aren't available over the theatre's website.

David Nominated For A TONY Shadow Emmy

David has been nominated in the Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series category at the TONY Shadow Emmys. The awards are run by Time Out New York. You can vote for David online here.
The award ceremony takes place on 21st September 2008.

David Nominated For Scream Award

David has been nominated for an award for Best Actor In A Sci Fi TV Show Or Movie at the Scream 2008 Awards. The awards are run by USA station Spike TV and will be aired on the channel on 21st October 2008.
Vote for David at the Scream 2008 Awards here.

Hamlet London Dates Sold Out

Tickets for the London run of Hamlet at The Novello Theatre have already completely sold out.
The official theatre booking site crashed within minutes while fans jammed the telephone hotline, snapping up all 6,000 tickets by the end of the morning. Hundreds of people queued outside the Novello in the hope of getting tickets, with some camping out in the street overnight.
An RSC spokeswoman said of David's influence on the audience: "The great news for us is that it's encouraging that younger contingent of theatre-goers, which is one of our real aims. David has been wonderful in encouraging those people to come."
We hope you all managed to get a ticket!

RSC Public Booking For Hamlet At The Novello Open Now!

Booking is now open for the London dates of Hamlet at The Novello Theatre.
Please note that due to overwhelming demand during RSC Members' priority booking, there is limited availability for tickets. To ensure as many people have the opportunity to see Hamlet as possible, tickets will be limited to 4 per person.
Running from 3rd December 2008 - 10th January 2009.
Any queries should be sent to the RSC or The Novello Theatre as we are unable to help you with ticket enquiries.
To book tickets please ring the Novello on 0844 482 5135 or book online here. NB* Tickets Are Now Sold Out.

Watch David's Acceptance Speech

As reported yesterday David won the award for Best Actor at the TV Quick / TV Choice Awards on Monday night. You can now watch his acceptance speech above.

David Wins Best Actor At TV Awards

Congratulations to David who has won the award for Best Actor, for his role as The Doctor in Doctor Who, at the TV Quick / TV Choice Awards. The ceremony for the awards was held last night in London, but David couldn't pick up his award in person as he was performing as Hamlet in Stratford Upon Avon.
It was yet another good year for Doctor Who with David's co star Catherine Tate receiving the award for Best Actress and the show itself picking up Best Loved Drama, so well done to Catherine and the rest of the cast and crew who worked on the series too!

Watch The Quatermass Experiment On BBC iPlayer

If you happened to miss David in The Quatermass Experiment on BBC Four last week, then fear not as you can use the BBC iPlayer to catch up and watch the episode until 12:09am on Wednesday 10th September 2008.
Click here to watch.

Takin' Over The Asylum On BBC Four Tonight

BBC Four concludes its repeat run of Takin' Over The Asylum from 22:00pm tonight with the last two episodes airing back to back.

Rainy Night In Georgia:
Eddie, Campbell, Francine and Rosalie attend Fergus's funeral. Campbell and Eddie are invited to Radio Scotland to record a demo. Meanwhile Eddie's relationship with Francine begins to flourish and she begins to tell him of the awful events that have bought her to St Judes.

Takin' Over The Asylum: Rainy Night In Georgia airs tonight on BBC Four at 22:00pm.

Let It Be:
The death of the stray kittens devastates Francine, and even Eddie cannot console her. Jim is appalled by Rosalie's living conditions. Campbell's star is rising as the odds appear to be stacking up against Eddie. The radio station is in danger of closing, and he's in danger of being fired From Twinview.

Takin' Over The Asylum: Let It Be airs tonight on BBC Four at 22:50pm.

Love's Labour's Lost Casting Revealed

As you all know David will be playing the role of Berowne in Love's Labour's Lost, but now the RSC have released further details of the casting of the production in the following press release:

RSC Chief Associate Director Gregory Doran directs his third play in the Company's highly successful 2008 summer season – a new production of Shakespeare's rarely performed exuberant comedy Love's Labour's Lost.
The play explores the power of love over reason, and tells the story of the King of Navarre and the nobles of his court who vow to study, fast, sleep little and see no ladies for three years. But when the Princess of France and her ladies arrive in the kingdom, the Lords discover their resolve is more difficult to keep then they first imagined.
Gregory Doran has already opened productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Hamlet in the RSC's Courtyard Theatre.
The last time that the RSC produced Love's Labour's Lost was in 1995, directed by Ian Judge. …

RSC Open Day & Shakespeare And Me Photos

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The RSC website has now got a 'Virtual Open Day' for those who weren't lucky enough to be there on Sunday. You can watch videos, see photos and read accounts of the day here.

Meanwhile thanks to everyone who has sent in their photos of David taking part in the 'Shakespeare And Me' chat on the day. You can see them here.

Greg Doran Talks Hamlet

You can now listen to director Greg Doran discussing the challenges of staging Hamlet, a play familiar to audiences but full of difficult decisions for the director and actors courtesy of the RSC website here.

Th Quatermass Experiment On BBC Four Tonight

Don't forget that The Quatermass Experiment, featuring David as Gordon Briscoe, will be repeated on BBC Four at 22:30pm tonight and then again on Wednesday morning at 01:40am.