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David Tennant & Billie Piper To Attend Midnight Fan Convention In Birmingham This December

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Exciting news for fans of David Tennant, Billie Piper and Doctor Who! Both David and Billie will be attending the Midnight Convention at the Birmingham Hilton on Sunday 16th December 2012.
David and Billie will be signing autographs, posing for photos with fans both individually and together and doing a guest talk and attending the closing ceremony!! Phew!! This is not an event to be missed!
Midnight is a Tenth Doctor themed convention brought to you by Starfury Events.
Also attending will be  Gareth David Lloyd, Kai Owen, Jim Swallow and Tony Lee.
Tickets for Midnight are priced at £90 for a Regular Ticket and £160 for Gold and can be purchased online here.

Listen To David Tennant Reading On Her Majesty's Secret Service

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AudioGo have kindly released a clip of David Tennant reading On Her Majesty's Secret Service from their new 007 Reloaded collection.
You can download the clip here.
Visit Audio Go's Facebook page here to keep up to date with all the latest 007 Reloaded news and download even more previews from the other Bond audiobooks read by the likes of Bill Nighy and Toby Stephens.
Don't forget you can pre order David Tennant reading On Her Majesty's Secret Service on CD here.

Shakespeare's Sonnets App Released Today - Watch David Tennant reciting sonnets

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The new Shakespeare's Sonnets for iPad app has been released today. The project is a joint venture from Touch Press, Illuminations, Faber and Faber and The Arden Shakespeare. David Tennant is one of the forty people chosen to recite some of the 154 sonnets on the app.
The app is available now from iTunes for £9.99 / $13.99

You can watch videos of David Tennant's sonnets below:

David Tennant Comes In At #33 In The AfterElton Hot 100

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David Tennant has been placed at number 33 in the AfterElton.com Hot 100 poll this year.
Over 90,000 votes were placed in the poll for over 1500 different men.

AfterElton say: "Given our readership of gay men and their friends, it's no surprise that gay or bi guys are well-represented on this year's Hot 100 (roughly 20%). And many of the straight folks who made the cut have either played compelling gay roles before, or have spoken up in support of marriage equality and GLBT rights. Our diverse list includes actors, musicians, politicians, and athletes. And we're thrilled to note that men of color are better represented than they have been in previous years."

Speaking of David they say: "The supreme Doctor Who? We think so. Allons-y!"
You can see the full list at www.afterelton.com

The Politician's Husband Filming Continues

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Thanks to Helenaaa_Ts for these fabulous photos of David Tennant filming his new BBC drama The Politician's Husband in Buckinghamshire yesterday.


The Politician's Husband is a drama exploring what happens in a political marriage when the wife becomes more successful than her husband. Aiden Hoynes, a senior Cabinet Minister, is happily married to Freya, a junior Minister who has consistently put her own career ambitions on hold for the sake of Aiden's career and their family.
When Aiden's career path to the top echelons comes to an abrupt halt, the power balance within his marriage is irrevocably shifted as he witnesses his wife's political career soar.
In his desperation to cling to power, Aidenrisks destroying everything he holds most dear.
It is expected to air on BBC Two next year.

David Tennant Not Returning To The GoBetweenies

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It's been announced that David Tennant will not be returning for a second series of the Radio 4 comedy The GoBetweenies. David starred as Joe in the first series of the show about multi-married exes and the trials of shared parenting, written by Marcella Evaristi and directed by Marilyn Imrie. His role will be instead played by Mark Bonnar when the series returns to Radio 4 on 6th July 2012 at 11.30am.

You can listen to the first series of The GoBetweenies starring David Tennant here.

Pre Order David Tennant Reading On Her Majesty's Secret Service

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As we previously reported, David is involved in a new collection of James Bond  audiobooks. Now the audio CD of On Her Majesty's Secret Service read by David Tennant is available for pre order here.
The title is part of the 007 Reloaded collection being released by AudioGo.

The stories in the collection, which is due for release on 6th September 2012, is as follows:
Casino Royale read by Dan Stevens Live and Let Die read by Rory Kinnear Moonraker read by Bill Nighy Diamonds Are Forever read by Damian LewisFrom Russia With Love read by Toby StephensDr No read by Hugh Quarshie Goldfinger read by Hugh Bonneville Thunderball read by Jason Isaacs The Spy Who Loved Me read by Rosamund Pike On Her Majesty's Secret Service read by David Tennant You Only Live Twice read by Martin Jarvis The Man With the Golden Gun read by Kenneth Branagh
Previews are now available for several of the stories on AudioGo's Facebook page here.
A preview of David Tennant's story is expected later thi…

Behind The Scenes Look At True Love

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Make sure you get you hands on a copy of the True Love DVD which is out now, as not only does it feature five superb improvised dramas starring some of the UK's finest acting talents, but it also has the added extra of a behind the scenes documentary which takes a look at the creative process involved in undertaking a project like this.

You can purchase True Love on DVD from our shop here or why not try your luck and see if you can win yourself a copy in our special competition here.

View behind the scenes photos here.
Watch a clip from the documentary below:

The Decoy Bride DVD and Blu Ray Released In The USA

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The Decoy Bride, starring David Tennant , Alice Eve and Kelly MacDonald, is released on Region 1 DVD and on Blu-ray in the USA today.

Buy the DVD from our store here. But the Blu-ray from our store here.


What's it about?

When the wedding of American film star Lara Tyler (ALICE EVE - Men in Black 3, Sex and the City 2) to tweedy English author James Arber (DAVID TENNANT -- Doctor Who, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) is sabotaged by a paparazzo, they decide to relocate the event to the one place where the world's press won't find them: the sleepy Scottish Island of Hegg.

However, dilapidated buildings and greedy islanders are the least of the problems that the wedding party and their Hollywood entourage have to deal with, as Marco (FEDERICO CASTELLUCCIO -- The Sopranos) the ingenious paparazzo tracks them down in his mission to photograph the celebrity wedding of the year. To throw Marco off the scent, Lara's P.A Steve Korbitz (MICHAEL URIE -- Ugly Betty, Be…

Win A Copy Of True Love On DVD

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Thanks to Universal Pictures we have five copies of True Love on DVD to give away to our readers!
The Dominic Savage series which recentley aired on BBC One starred David Tennant, Ashley Walters, Billie Piper, Jane Horrocks and David Morrissey in a series of improvised dramas, exploring five powerful and overlapping love stories set in Margate.

In order to win a copy of True Love on DVD simply answer the following question:
In David Tennant's episode of True Love, where had Nick's ex girlfriend Serena recently returned from?

Send your answer along with your name and address to Sarah@David-Tennant.com
Please put True Love Comp as the subject of your email.
This competition is open to UK residents only.
Closing date for enteries is Monday 2nd July 2012. We will notify winners by email.

True Love is out on DVD now and can be purchased in our shop here.

True Love Released On DVD Today

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True Love, the five part drama series starring David Tennant, Billie Piper, David Morrissey and Ashley Walters, is released on Region 2 DVD today.

The series, which aired on BBC One between the 17th and 20th June, is the creation of Dominic Savage and produced for the BBC by Working Title. From their website:


True Love
How do you know if you’re with the love of your life?
David Tennant, Ashley Walters, Billie Piper, Jane Horrocks, and David Morrissey star in BBC1’s first ever improvised series, exploring five powerful and overlapping love stories set in the same town.
When it comes to love, there is never an easy "right answer" – telling the truth is complicated, and the conflict of desire and responsibility can be explosive.
These stories are life-affirming, visceral, provocative and compelling. Did the characters do the right thing in the end?  What would you have done?  The themes are universal, yet they provoke wildly different responses.

If you haven't done so already, y…

Preview Information For The Shakespeare's Sonnets App

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The new Shakespeare’s Sonnets iPad app, a joint production between Faber & Faber, Touch Press, Illuminations and the Arden Shakespeare, is due for release on Thursday 28th June. Forty actors and performers, including David Tennant have filmed recordings of Shakespeare's sonnets as part of the app, which will be complemented by Arden notes and commentaries. The filmed sonnets will also be made available on DVD.

The Sonnets by William Shakespeare App

London, UK – June 28, 2012 – Touch Press and Faber, co-publishers of the ground breaking literary app The Waste Land, proudly announce release of a new title created in partnership with Illuminations and The Arden Shakespeare. TheSonnets by William Shakespearefor iPad features specially filmed readings of every sonnet by a star-studded cast, as well as beautifully integrating the complete Arden notes illuminating the 154 poems.






The app features:
• Specially filmed performances of all 154 sonnets by a stellar cast including
Sir Patri…

Download a clip of David Tennant reading The Rhyming Rabbit

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Download a clip of David Tennant reading the children's book, The Rhyming Rabbit, here.
The Book and CD set is now in stock and is being dispatched via Amazon. You can order it from our shop here.


Poor old Rhyming Rabbit is feeling lonely and left out. None of his fellow rabbits appreciate his carefully thought-out poems. And as for the other animals he meets? They just tell him to be quiet! Then one starry night he meets someone who shares his enthusiasm for poetry . . .

The Pirates! DVD Extras Revealed

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have released details of the extras that will feature on the Region 1 (USA and Canada) release of The Pirates: Band Of Misfits, aka. The Pirates: In An Adventure With Scientists.

DVD bonus features include:
Filmmakers’ commentary, So You Want to Be a Pirate! mini-movieMr. Bobo’s Flash Card Challenge game (DVD exclusive) DVD-ROM with access to more film fun online Blu-ray bonus features include:
Pirate Disguise dress-up gameFrom Stop to Motion featurette Creating the Bath Chase Sequence featuretteTwo shorts from director Peter Lord: Wats Pig and War Story, both with optional commentary intro.
Based on the popular books by Gideon Defoe, Aardman/Sony’s seafaring stop-motion adventure is directed by Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt, and stars Hugh Grant as the Pirate Captain who with his band of misfits (Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Al Roker, Anton Yelchin and Ashley Jensen) seeks to claim the coveted Pirate of the Year award—confronting a plotting queen (I…

Vote for David Tennant in the BBC America Anglophenia Fan Favourites

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David Tennant is nominated in the Men Of 2012 awards in the BBC America Anglophenia Fan Favourites Tournament.
He's currently up against Sherlock actor Benedict Cumberbatch having taken out current Doctor Matt Smith in round 2. Tough competition we're sure you'll agree!
If you fancy a bit of fan fun then you can head over to the Anglophenia blog and cast your vote here!

Twenty Twelve, narrated by David Tennant, returns to BBC Two

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Twenty Twelve the spoof documentary about the London 2012 Olympics returns to BBC Two on Monday 9th July at 10.00pm.

The BBC Media Centre says:
As the Olympic Games draw ever closer, series two of the award-winning series returns with a final run of three episodes. Episode 5: Catastrophisation opens with 32 days to go until the Olympic Games. As the team wrestle with demands for increased security levels, Head of Deliverance Ian Fletcher chairs the final ever meeting of the Security Committee’s Special Catastrophisation Unit - where it emerges that someone has been caught converting official Olympic starting pistols to fire live rounds.
With the US Security Forward Team about to arrive to review security arrangements for the Games, the challenge is to find a way of handling this piece of news in a way that doesn’t involve shooting themselves in the foot.
Meanwhile Kay Hope continues her one woman quest to find a sustainable use for the stadium post-Games, and Siobhan Sharpe and her …

David Tennant and Emily Watson to star in Paula Milne's compelling new drama The Politician's husband for BBC Two

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David Tennant (Fright Night, Dr Who, Hamlet, Casanova) and Emily Watson (Appropriate Adult, War Horse, Oranges and Sunshine) will star as husband and wife in Paula Milne's (White Heat, Endgame, Small Island, The Virgin Queen, The Fragile Heart, The Politician's Wife) new drama The Politician's Husband, a 3 part serial about marriage, power and politics. A bookend to the multi award winning The Politician's Wife. The Politician's Husband will be produced for BBC Two by Daybreak Pictures and directed by Simon Cellan Jones (Our Friends in the North, The Borgias, Boardwalk Empire).
A highly authored, gripping drama The Politician's Husband follows the shifting balance of power in a political marriage and the ensuing consequences when a wife becomes more successful than her husband.
Writer and creator, Paula Milne, said: "It is said that all power corrupts but the power balance within a marriage can be unspoken and subtle whereas the power games in politics are …

True Love - Fan's Reaction

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Last night saw David Tennant's episode of True Love air on BBC One. David played, Nick, a married father of two, who cheats on his wife (Joanne Froggatt) after meeting up with an ex girlfriend (Vicky McClure). The drama used dialogue improvised by the actors and David says he found it pretty nerve wracking at first, but he did an amazing job! We particularly liked the scene about Serena's grandmother's smelly caravan. Kippers!
Thanks to all of you who were kind enough to let us know what you thought of True Love, you can join in the debate and leave your thoughts on our Facebook and Twitter pages.
Here's a selection of fan's thoughts :
Esther Kellyabsolutely amazing. the fact that it was improvised too only adds to how
brilliant David is. he made me feel sympathy for him, which in a normal
situation,I would be against the cheating man! hes amazing and I just love
him. id watch him do anything.Mandy Perryman I think it was a very good story line but it could have go…

Watch Clips of David Tennant in True Love

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Watch some clips of David Tennant in the Dominic Savage drama True Love. This episode also stars Vicky McClure, Joanne Froggatt and Lacey Turner.
True Love continues on BBC One tonight at 10.35pm and is released on DVD on Monday 25th June. You can pre order the DVD from our shop here.

Screen Caps Of David Tennant From True Love

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We have uploaded a collection of screen caps from David Tennant's episode of True Love.
You can view the photos and download the album here.

David Tennant's True Love Seduces More Than 3m Viewers

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The first episode of Dominic Savage's new improvised drama series True Love was watched by over 3 million people The Guardian reports.
The episode starred David Tennant as Nick, a happily married father of two, who embarks on an affair with an ex girlfriend after she reappears in his life.
It drew 3.1 million viewers and an 18.1% audience share between 10.25pm and 10.55pm on Sunday.
True Love was up against another showing for movie The Shawshank Redemption on ITV1, which pulled in 1.2 million viewers (10.8%) between 10.15pm and 12.50am.

The second episode if True Love will air on BBC One tonight at 10.35pm.

New Photos Of David Tennant On Set Filming The Politician's Husband

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The Daily Mail has a selection of photographs taken of David Tennant whilst he was on set of his new BBC drama, The Politician's Husband.
The shots show David is sporting a lighter hair colour which is what the paper has based it's story around. It can be read online here.



The Politician's Husband is a drama exploring what happens in a political marriage when the wife becomes more successful than her husband. Aiden Hoynes, a senior Cabinet Minister, is happily married to Freya, a junior Minister who has consistently put her own career ambitions on hold for the sake of Aiden's career and their family.
When Aiden's career path to the top echelons comes to an abrupt halt, the power balance within his marriage is irrevocably shifted as he witnesses his wife's political career soar.
In his desperation to cling to power, Aidenrisks destroying everything he holds most dear.



David Tennant's Episode Of Shakespeare Uncovered To Air On 14th July

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According to Blakeway, the producers of Shakespeare Uncovered, David Tennant's episode on Hamlet will air on BBC Two on Saturday 14th July.
They say:
In Hamlet, David Tennant whose own RSC performance was a huge hit, meets other actors who have played the role – from the legendary David Warner in the 1960s to the recent Jude Law. He also tries, alongside Simon Russell Beale and Ben Whishaw to unravel the meaning of the play and the reason why it is considered the greatest play Shakespeare ever wrote.
The series will also be released on DVD and can be pre ordered in our shop here where it is listed under it's orginal title of Prefaces To Shakespeare.
The full broadcast schedule is as follows:

Comedies - Joely Richardson – Tues June 19th – BBC4Macbeth – Ethan Hawke – Tues June 26th – BBC4Richard II – Derek Jacobi - Sat 30th June – BBC2Tempest – Trevor Nunn – Tues July 3rd – BBC4Henries – Jeremy Irons – Sat 7th July – BBC2Hamlet – David Tennant - Sat 14th July – BBC2 Source:

True Love Item From BBC South East Today

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An item on True Love was featured on BBC's South East Today and included clips from David Tennant's episode of the drama.
True Love will air tonight on BBC O5pm (10.50pm Northern Ireland).

Tune In To True Love On BBC One Tonight At 10.25pm

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The new Dominic Savage drama series, True Love, starts tonight with David Tennant's episode, 'Nick' airing on BBC One at 10.25pm (10.50pm for viewers in Northern Ireland).
True Love is an improvised series, exploring five powerful and overlapping love stories set in the same town.

About Nick:
Nick is happily married; his wife and children are everything to him. But when his first love appears out of the blue, he suddenly starts to question his life. Can they go back to what they had all those years ago?


Music From Tonight's Episode Of True Love

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David Tennant's episode of True Love will air tonight on BBC one at 10.25pm and the BBC have released a list of the music that will feature in the improvised drama:
Dionne WarwickWhat The World Needs Now Is Love Roberta FlackThe First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Stevie WonderBlame It On The Sun Billie HolidayI'm a Fool To Want You

Happy Father's Day - Watch David Tennant and his Dad on Ready Steady Cook

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Happy Father's Day to all the lovely Daddys out there!
As a special treat here's David Tennant's appearance on Ready Steady Cook where he competed against his Dad, Sandy McDonald.
Enjoy!




David Tennant's Desire To Be Part Of The Proclaimer's Film

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It has been reported today that a new film based on The Proclaimer's musical, Sunshine On Leith, is being planned and naturally David Tennant, a self confessed fanboy of the duo, is apparently keen to land himself a role in the said film.
Deadlinenews.co.uk report:
SUNSHINE on Leith, the hit musical based on The Proclaimers’ songs, is to be turned into a film with David Tennant and Billy Connolly tipped for key roles.
A huge song and dance routine will be filmed on Calton Hill in Edinburgh this autumn, with as many as 1,000 extras taking part.
Former Dr Who star Tennant has already expressed his interest in the role, and it is understood producers are keen to draft in Annie Lennox and the “Big Yin.”
Tennant is a huge fan of the band, highlighting them in an appearance on Desert Island Discs.
Though casting has yet to take place, it is hoped the film will debut at the Edinburgh film festival next year.
The musical had its stage debut in 2007 at Dundee Rep, and follows the fortunes …

DVD Release For Shakepeare's Sonnets

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With the Shakespeare's Sonnets iPad app now due for release around the 28th June, Illuminations have revealed that is will be accompanied by a DVD release of the filmed performances of the sonnets.

Synopsis



Released alongside a spectacular edition ofShakespeare's Sonnetsfor the Apple iPad, this beautifully produced DVD features specially filmed performances of all 154 Sonnets by a stellar cast of actors including, Fiona Shaw, Sir Patrick Stewart and David Tennant.
Title: Shakespeare's Sonnets Price including VAT: £14.99 Length: 180 minutes
Region 0
Other performers involved in the project include Bruce Alexander, Annette Badland, Simon Callow, Kim Cattrall, Oliver Ford Davies, Stephen Fry, Andrew Motion, Jemma Redgrave, Dominic West, Simon Russell Beale and Harriet Walter. Shakespeare's Sonnets is a joint production between Illuminations, Touch Press, Faber and Faber and The Arden Shakespeare.
Preorder your copy of the DVD now from the Illuminations store
Many thanks to…

More Tree Fu Tom Tie-Ins Announced

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Following yesterday's announcement about Tree Fu Tom toys, FreemantleMedia Entertainment have revealed more Tree Fu Tom-related goodies aimed at their young (and not so young!) fans.

They have struck six more deals with partners for the distribution of products in the UK and Ireland next year. Items that will be made available include clothing, bags, plates and cups and bedroom furnishings. Unfortunately it looks as if Tom fans will have to wait until early 2013 to get their hands on any of the merchandise, including the toys announced yesterday.

From the Licensing.biz website:


FME secures six deals as interest in new pre-school property soars. FremantleMedia Enterprises has revealed a raft of new partners in the UK and Eire for its pre-school brand Tree Fu Tom. Random House Children's Publishers has signed up for publishing; Aykroyd and TDP are on board for children's nightwear and underwear; Trade Mark Collections will produce bags, wallets and umbrellas; Spearmark has bee…

Audio CD Release For Silver: Return To Treasure Island

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Whole Story Audiobooks have released the twelve-disc version of the unabridged reading by David Tennant of Silver: Return To Treasure Island today. The novel by Sir Andrew Motion is the follow-up to the much-loved children's tale Treasure Island. The discs contain around twelve and a half hours worth of reading from David.

From the publisher's website:


The thrilling follow-up to Treasure Island, as told by one of England's greatest contemporary writers. July, 1802. In the marshy eastern reaches of the Thames lies the Hispaniola, an inn kept by Jim Hawkins and his son. Late one night, a mysterious girl named Natty arrives with a request from her father, Long John Silver. The pirate proposes that Young Jim and Natty sail to Treasure Island in search of Captain Flint's hidden bounty, left behind many years before... Featuring a cast of noble seamen, murderous pirates, and stories of love, valour and terrible cruelty, Silver is a worthy sequel to Treasure Island - and a w…

New Spies Of Warsaw Set Pictures

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Another set of photos has appeared from the set of The Spies Of Warsaw, the wartime drama starring David Tennant and Janet Montgomery. The pictures appeared on Polish photoblog 'flog' and were taken by site member coolnes. One shot shows David Tennant, in costume, walking away from the camera through a scene being filmed at Jablonna Park, just outside Warsaw.

The shot of David can be seen here

Other pictures of actors and crew filming the scene can be seen herehereherehere and here

The Spies Of Warsaw is adapted from the novel of the same name by Alan Furst and is coproduced by Fresh Films for the BBC, TV Poland, ARTEFrance and BBC America. It is believed to be coming to TV screens in Poland and the UK this autumn

Thanks to DT Forum for finding these


Prefaces To Shakespeare Gets A New Name And Broadcast Details

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The show previously known as Prefaces To Shakespeare has now been renamed Shakespeare Uncovered and begins on BBC Four on Tuesday 19th June at 9pm as part of the BBC season devoted to the Bard. The programmes are repeated on Thursdays at 10.30pm.

David Tennant will be presenting one of six hour-long documentaries, each of which feature some of Shakespeare's best-loved plays. The series begins with Joely Richardson who, with contributions from her mother, Vanessa Redgrave, explores Shakespeare's women. Episode 2, on Tuesday 26th June, features Ethan Hawke, who studies Macbeth.

From the website of producers Ten Alps:


Shakespeare Uncovered
Series begins Tuesday 19 June 2012 - BBC Produced by Blakeway `Shakespeare Uncovered' is a series of six films that tell the stories behind and reveal the wonders within some of Shakespeare's greatest plays. This extraordinary series of unique films, will combine new analysis and personal passion. Through these films we investigate and …

007 Reloaded - David Tennant Reads James Bond

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David Tennant is involved in a fabulous new co-production between Ian Fleming Publications and Audiogo


FOR YOUR EARS ONLY…
Bond is back with an all-star cast from the cream of British acting talent
Available for Pre-order on 1st August.
Three years in the making, the project has seen distinguished director Enyd Williams and Lucy Fleming for Ian Fleming Publications, working closely with twelve British acting icons to create an exciting, modern ‘007 reloaded’ take on the new, unabridged recordings of these remarkable books.
·Casino Royale read by Dan Stevens ·Live and Let Die read by Rory Kinnear ·Moonraker read by Bill Nighy ·Diamonds Are Forever read by Damian Lewis ·From Russia With Love read by Toby Stephens ·Dr No read by Hugh Quarshie ·Goldfinger read by Hugh Bonneville ·Thunderball read by Jason Isaacs ·The Spy Who Loved Me read by Rosamund Pike ·On Her Majesty's Secret Service read by David Tennant ·You Only Live Twice read by Martin Jarvis ·The Man With the Golden Gun read by Kenneth Br…