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David In The Radio Times

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David is featured in the latest issue of the Radio Times (29 Jan - 4 Feb 2011) which is out now.

How To Train Your Dragon Nominated At The Oscars

How To Train Your Dragon feat David Tennant as Spitelout is nominated for Best Animated Film at The Oscars. It is up against Scottish made film The Illusionist and Toy Story 3.

Watch Old Street

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Kafka The Musical Confirmed

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David's involvement with Kafka The Musical has now been confirmed. Recording took place this week at Broadcasting House. According to Murray Gold it is expected to air on Radio 3 on a Sunday in April. David will be playing the role of Kafka.
Many thanks to @ReetuKabra for the above photo of David recording the play earlier this week.

David To Guest On Christian O'Connell Show

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David will be a guest on this Saturday's (29th January 2011) Christian O'Connell Show.
The show is broadcast on BBC Radio 5 Live from 09:00am - 11:00am and you can also watch Christian O'Connell's show live on your digital TV every Saturday morning. Just press the red button on your remote control from any BBC TV or Radio channel.

David At The British Comedy Awards

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David was at last night's British Comedy Awards to present Miranda Hart with the People's Choice award.
If you missed it The Britsh Comedy Awards are repeated tonight on Channel 4 at 11:00pm and one hour later on Channel 4+1.
You can also watch the awards via 4OD (UK only) here and David was also interviewed on The British Comedy Awards: Live Lock-In which can be seen here.
Thanks to Dom for the above video.

Radio Times Covers Party Update

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Karen Gillan, Rob Brydon, Rachel de Thame, Nick Park, Alex Jones and more attended this year's famous Radio Times covers party - the private bash where celebrities who've earned an RT cover during the previous 12 months are presented with a framed copy.
Filmed in central London on Tuesday night, host David Tennant welcomes you to the only video taken inside the actual event.
You can't buy your way into this buzzing party and you can't talk your way in - though press and paparazzi had a good try again this year! - but now you can see the fun for yourself.

You can see tonnes of photos of David from the event on the Radio Times website here.
Thanks to Radiotimes.comand Dr Who Online

Possible New Project

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You may remember a few months ago that David mentioned that he may have been involved with a musical?
Well some interesting info comes via Doctor Who composer Murray Gold. Murray is currently working with BBC Radio 3 on his new project Kafka The Musical.
He posted a photo of the cast list on his twitter page which you can see above and if we're not mistaken his carefully placed finger is hiding none other than a certain Mr David Tennant, it's someone he describes as "one of my favourite actors"... Hmmm... No official word on it yet, but we're pretty excited! You can follow Murray Gold on Twitter here.

TV Week: 23rd Jan - 31st Jan

23rd January 2011
2:05am Old Street Channel 4
2:05am Old Street Channel 4 (HD)
3:05am Old Street Channel 4 (Plus 1)
5:00pm Top Gear Dave
6:00pm Top Gear Dave ja vu
7:00pm Doctor Who: Gridlock Watch
8:00pm Doctor Who: Gridlock Watch (Plus 1)

24th January 2011
1:05am Bright Young Things Channel 4
1:05am Bright Young Things Channel 4 (HD)
2:05am Bright Young Things Channel 4 (Plus 1)
10:00am Top Gear Dave
11:00am Top Gear Dave ja vu
1:00pm Top Gear Dave
2:00pm Top Gear Dave ja vu

26th January 2011
9:00pm The Father Of Australia BBC2 Scotland

29th January 2011
1:20pm St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold Sky Movies Family
1:20pm St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold Sky Movies Family HD
4:55pm Doctor Who: Partners in Crime Watch
5:55pm Doctor Who: Partners in Crime Watch (Plus 1)
6:00pm Doctor Who: The Fires of Pompeii Watch
7:00pm Doctor Who: The Fires of Pompeii Watch (Plus 1)
7:00pm Doctor Who: Planet of the Ood Watch
8:00pm Doctor Who: Daleks in Manhattan Watch
8:00pm Doctor Who…

The Father Of Australia

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David has narrated a new docu-drama for BBC2 (Scotland) entitled The Father Of Australia. It will air onWednesday 26th January at 09:00pm.

TV Listing is as follows: Dramatised documentary charting the story of Lachlan Macquarie, the man who, in 1810, became Governor of the British colony that would later be Australia. Narrated by David Tennant.

You can watch a clip from the show at the Caledonia TV site here.

RSC Costume Sale

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OVER 10,000 ITEMS IN ROYAL SHAKESPEARE COMPANY COSTUME SALE
Saturday 12 February, 10am - 5pm RSC Rehearsal Rooms, Arden Street (at the junction with Birmingham Rd)

The Royal Shakespeare Company will be holding a Costume Sale on Saturday 12 February at its rehearsal rooms in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Around 10,000 items including costumes, shoes, hats and accessories will be available to purchase. The sale includes over 1,000 pairs of shoes, 500 shirts, 300 hats, Egyptian head-dresses, a variety of military uniforms, cloaks, clerical outfits – including nuns and priests, jewellery and chain-mail. The items cover a wide range of periods, including retro, vintage, Early English, Elizabethan and twentieth century.
The garments in the sale, originally constructed by the world renowned RSC Costume Department, have been chosen from the RSC Costume Store (which hires out RSC costumes after they have finished being used in its productions).
Amongst the items for sales are soldiers' tabards and chai…

David To Host Radio Times Covers Party

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David Tennant will be hosting tonight's Radio Times Covers Party in London. If you want to keep up with what's happening at the party then you can follow @radiotimes on Twitter.

TV Week: 17th Jan - 23rd Jan

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17th January 2011
5:40pm Doctor Who: Midnight Watch
6:40pm Doctor Who: Midnight Watch (Plus 1)

18th January 2011
5:40pm Doctor Who: Turn Left Watch
6:40pm Doctor Who: Turn Left Watch (Plus 1)
9:00pm QI XL: Groovy Dave
10:00pm QI XL: Groovy Dave ja vu
11:40pm QI XL: Groovy Dave

19th January 2011
12:40am QI XL: Groovy Dave ja vu
5:40pm Doctor Who: The Stolen Earth Watch
6:40pm Doctor Who: The Stolen Earth Watch (Plus 1)

20th January 2011
11:00am Swarm: When Worlds Collide Eden
11:00am Swarm: When Worlds Collide Eden HD
12:00pm Swarm: When Worlds Collide Eden (Plus 1)
3:00pm Swarm: When Worlds Collide Eden
3:00pm Swarm: When Worlds Collide Eden HD
4:00pm Swarm: When Worlds Collide Eden (Plus 1)
5:45pm Doctor Who Confidential: Myths and Legends Watch
5:55pm Doctor Who: Journey's End Watch
6:45pm Doctor Who Confidential: Myths and Legends Watch (Plus 1)
6:55pm Doctor Who: Journey's End Watch (Plus 1)
9:00pm Swarm: When Worlds Collide Eden
9:00pm Swarm: When Worlds Collide Eden HD
10:00pm Swarm: When Worlds …

Watch David & Catherine On Breakfast

Watch David and Catherine's announcement that they will be appearing in Much Ado About Nothing together on BBC Breakfast above.Thanks to Dom.

David Tennant to star in Much Ado About Nothing with Catherine Tate

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David and Catherine Tate have today confirmed on BBC Breakfast that they will be starring as Benedick and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing at the Wyndhams Theatre from 16th May 2011.
Booking is now open on the Delfont Mackintosh website here.
If you can't get through online call 0844 482 5120
Another number to try 0844 482 5138. If you have had tickets selected on the website and it's failed select option 2.
People with access requirements can to call 0844 482 5137 See Tickets 24 hours ticket sales hotline is 0870 264 3333 If you're in London the Box Office is open from 10am - 7.45pm for you to purchase tickets there. Wyndham's Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0DA Got your ticket? Log your attendance on our Facebook events page here.
Press Release from Delfont Mackintosh follows:
David Tennant and Catherine Tate are to appear together on stage for the first time in a new production of William Shakespeare’s timeless comedy Much Ado About Nothing directed by Josie R…

David & Catherine On BBC Breakfast this morning!

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David and Catherine Tate will be on BBC Breakfast this morning at approx 09:50am to announce an exciting new project that they are working on together!
More info to follow...

TV Week: 9th Jan - 16th Jan

9th Jan 2011
3:00pm Doctor Who: The Idiot's Lantern Watch
3:30pm Polar Bear: Spy on the Ice BBC1
3:30pm Polar Bear: Spy on the Ice BBC1 HD
4:00pm Doctor Who: Love and Monsters Watch
4:00pm Doctor Who: The Idiot's Lantern Watch (Plus 1)
5:00pm Doctor Who: Love and Monsters Watch (Plus 1)
5:00pm Doctor Who: Fear Her Watch
6:00pm Doctor Who: Doomsday Watch
6:00pm Doctor Who: Fear Her Watch (Plus 1)
7:00pm Doctor Who: Smith and Jones Watch
7:00pm Doctor Who: Doomsday Watch (Plus 1)
8:00pm Doctor Who: Smith and Jones Watch (Plus 1)

10th Jan 2011
5:40pm Doctor Who: The Poison Sky Watch
6:40pm Doctor Who: The Poison Sky Watch (Plus 1)

11th Jan 2011
11:30am St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold Sky Movies Christmas Channel
11:30am St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold Sky Movies Christmas Channel HD
5:40pm Doctor Who: The Doctor's Daughter Watch
6:40pm Doctor Who: The Doctor's Daughter Watch (Plus 1)
8:00pm St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold Sky Movi…

Take Your Seat Update

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You may all remember our RSC competition to attend a special event on 5th December 2010 in the new Royal Shakespeare Theatre for seat donors..the winner was Ella Humphreys who has kindly sent in some pics of the theatre and David's plaque.

Download The Order Of Release

Back in 1998 David was featured in The Golden Triangle Part 2 - The Order Of Release which was the second of three plays about painters broadcast on Radio 4.
The Order Of Release was the only play that featured David. You can download it here.

Many thanks to Lora Colver, Spafon7e and Soophelia.

North East News Interview

North West Tonight Interview

Role in Busby Babes film was a real kick for me, says Scots actor David Tennant

DAVID TENNANT has revealed he was desperate to star in a new football drama - despite not being a fan of the game.
The former Doctor Who will appear in upcoming BBC film United, The Busby Babes, about the 1958 Munich air crash.
Tennant, 39, plays Manchester United assistant manager Jimmy Murphy, who takes over the team following the tragedy, which killed eight players and left boss Matt Busby seriously injured.
Tennant said:"I am famously not that much of a football fan at all, so when the script arrived I didn't think that it was going to be for me.
"However, it really knocked me back and the emotional power of the story is what hooked me.
"The way I saw it was if it was affecting me, then it's one that is going to get to everyone."
Fellow Scottish actor Dougray Scott, 44, has signed up to play Busby.
Source: Sunday Mail

New For 2011

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There's lots to look forward to in the year 2011 for all you Tennant Fans out there!
David will be making appearances in three...count 'em... feature films over the next 12 months and there's bound to be more exciting news too!!
Here's the lowdown on what's coming up:

Decoy Bride
Details of David's role in Decoy Bride were announced in May 2010 at the Cannes Film Festival. He will be taking on the role of James in a new romantic comedy set in Scotand. The film will also star Kelly MacDonald and Alice Eve.Decoy Bride tells the story of a superstar actress, Lara (Eve), who just wants to marry her cute British boyfriend James (Tennant), and believes the sleepy Scottish Island of Hegg is the one place the world’s press won’t find them. But when an ingenious paparazzo tracks them down, the diva must find a decoy bride and thinks local girl Katie (MacDonald) will be an ideal replacement. But when Katie meets James, sparks fly.The film is directed by Sheree Folkson, whose…

Extras From Nan's Christmas Carol

David's Celeb Impressions

David recently appeared on Chris Moyles' Quiz Night doing some celeb impressions. You can watch the hilarious results below:


Jack Nicholson


Noddy Holder.


David Bowie


Gary Barlow


Tom Jones

Download The Day Of The Troll

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Doctor Who: The Day of the Troll (Unabridged) is now available as an audiobook from Audible.com. The book, published by BBC WW and written by Simon Messingham, has also made Audible.com‘s Top 2000 Best Sellers List for the month of November..
The audiobook version of Doctor Who: The Day of the Troll (Unabridged), narrated by David Tennant, has received an average rating of 3.96. The title has a run length of 2 hours and 17 min. The book was first released in October 2009 and a sample of the audiobook is available for download.
The written description of the book is “When the Doctor arrives on Earth in the far future, he is horrified to find the planet beset by famine and starvation. England is a barren wasteland, and scientists are desperately seeding the ground to make the crops grow again. But now it seems that something even worse is happening.Karl Baring, the owner of research facility The Grange, has been snatched away in the middle of the night. His sister Katy was with him when h…