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TV Diary Dates 1st October - 7th October 2012

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Monday 1st October 2.05am   Bright Young Things   Sky Movies Indie 5.25pm   Tree Fu Tom (S1 E4) So Long Greenhorns    CBeebies
Tuesday 2nd October 5.25pm   Tree Fu Tom (S1 E5) Hide And Squeak    CBeebies
Wednesday 3rd October 5.25pm   Tree Fu Tom (S1 E6) Wishful Thinking   CBeebies 6.50pm   CBeebies Bedtime Stories – How High Is The Sky   CBeebies
Thursday 4th October 2.10am   Comedy World Cup (S1 E3) – Host   4Seven 5.25pm   Tree Fu Tom (S1 E7) Zigzoo’s Robot   CBeebies 6.55pm   St. Trinian’s 2: The Legend Of Fritton’s Gold   Film4 7.55pm   St. Trinian’s 2: The Legend Of Fritton’s Gold   Film4+1
Friday 5th October 1.10am   Comedy World Cup (S1 E3) – Host   4Seven 9.30am   Fright Night   Sky Movies SciFi & Horror 11.40am   Bright Young Things   Sky Movies Indie 5.25pm   Tree Fu Tom (S1 E8) With Friends Like These   CBeebies 7.10pm   Fright Night   Sky Movies SciFi & Horror 9.00pm   Comedy World Cup (S1 E3) – Host   4Seven
Saturday 6th October

Comedy World Cup Episode 3 Screen Caps

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You can download over 400 caps of David Tennant hosting episode 3 of Comedy World Cup here.
There will be repeats of the episode across 4's network this week, including one at 9pm on 4Seven on Friday night.

Screen Caps From Doctor Who In The US

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Last night  BBC America aired its one hour special Doctor Who In The US, which explored the visits that the Time Lord has made to America over the last 49 years of the programme's history. One of the contributors was David Tennant, whose version of the Doctor saw off the Daleks as they attempted to invade New York.  Thanks to Eidesg on DT Forum we have some brilliant screencaps from David's interview sections:


Thanks to www.dt-forum.com

Peter Davison's Gallifrey One Videos

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Peter Davison has uploaded two fantastic videos that he made for the Gallifrey One fan convention in 2010 and 2011. David Tennant features in both videos.
You can follow Peter on Twitter here.




Peter Davison's 2010 message to Gallifrey One from Peter Davison on Vimeo.




Peter Davison's original video message to Gallifrey One 2011 from Peter Davison on Vimeo.

Catch Up With Comedy World Cup Episode 3

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Thanks to Channel 4's You Tube account you can watch David Tennant host the third show in the Comedy World Cup series that sees Johnny Vegas, Josh Widdicombe and Mick Miller pit their wits against Phill Jupitus, Roisin Conaty and Barry Cryer here.
The show is also available on 4OD.

If you're not in the UK visit Londonphile's Tumblr here to download the show.

Watch A Sneak Peek Of The Spies Of Warsaw

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BBC America have uploaded a 15 second glimpse of the new David Tennant drama The Spies Of Warsaw.
The series will come to American screens in January, after it has made its debut on BBC Four in the UK. So far, the BBC have not given any indication of when they will show The Spies Of Warsaw.

The drama, adapted from the novel of the same name by Alan Furst, was filmed as two 90-minute episodes; however BBC America have previously said that they will be screening it in four parts.





Watch the trailer here:




About the show:


BBC America is co-producing a new mini-series for Dramaville, “Spies of Warsaw,” based on Alan Furst’s acclaimed novel and adapted by Emmy-winning writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. “Doctor Who” star David Tennant and Janet Montgomery (“Black Swan,” “Entourage”) are cast in this thrilling spy story set in Poland, Paris, London and Berlin in the years leading up to the Second World War. In the mini-series, French and German intelligence operatives are locked in a lif…

Tree Fu Tom DVD Artwork Revealed

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Check out the artwork for the very first Tree Fu Tom DVD. The DVD, called Tree Fu Tom: Tree Fu Go! will be released on Monday 22nd October and will contain seven episodes of the fantastic kids' animated show.

Since its launch earlier this year the show has risen to become the top rated on CBeebies in 2012. Co-produced by CBeebies and Fremantle Media Enterprises and animated by Blue-Zoo from an original idea by producer Daniel Bays, it features the voices of David Tennant and Sophie Aldred as best friends Tom and Twigs. The show encourages children to join in the actions that Tom uses to call up Big World Magic using movements that have been developed to promote coordination development, particularly aimed at children who have developmental movement disorders such as dyspraxia.

The DVD is available as a standard pack and as a limited edition featuring a collectable Tom toy. It is available to pre-order now from this link.


The Politician's Husband To Launch At MIPCOM 2012

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Mentorn International’s new drama, The Politician’s Husband, starring David Tennant and Emily Watson, will be one of the must-see properties at MIPCOM 2012 next month.
The production company will include the three part drama among the titles that Managing Director David Leach and sales executives are presenting to the international market at the event that takes place in Cannes from 8th – 11th October. This follows the news that BBC Worldwide will also be offering The Spies Of Warsaw to international broadcasters.
Mentorn International on The Politician’s Husband 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 ba…

January 2013 Broadcast For Spies Of Warsaw In The USA

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BBC America, one of the four co-production companies of The Spies Of Warsaw, has confirmed that the series will air in January 2013 in the USA. The channel posted the information to their website earlier today.

The Spies Of Warsaw


The Spies of Warsaw is based on Alan Furst’s acclaimed novel and adapted by Emmy-winning writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais. Doctor Who star David Tennant and Janet Montgomery (Black Swan, Entourage) are cast in this thrilling spy story set in Poland, Paris, London and Berlin in the years leading up to the Second World War. In the mini-series, French and German intelligence operatives are locked in a life-and-death struggle in the espionage arena. At the French embassy, a decorated war hero of the 1914 war, Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier (Tennant), is sucked into a world of abduction, betrayal and international intrigue from the diplomatic salons to the back alleys of Warsaw. Mercier simultaneously finds himself in a passionate love affair with Anna (Mont…

Watch David Tennant Host Episode 3 Of Comedy World Cup Tonight On Channel 4 At 8.00pm

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Hosted by David Tennant, and featuring the pick of Britain's finest comedy talent, Comedy World Cup is a new seven-part panel show in which Tennant referees two teams of comedians as they compete against each other in a hilarious knockout competition. In each episode the teams, whose careers and comedy know-how span a total of 100 years, pit their wits against each other in a series of rounds to find out which team are the biggest comedy brainboxes and fountains of funny knowledge. Each team is made up of three comedians - a team captain in their 30s/40s, an over-50 comedy legend, and a comedy newbie in their 20s/30s. 
In episode three, captain Johnny Vegas and team mates Josh Widdicombe and Mick Miller take on Phill Jupitus who is joined by Roisin Conaty and Barry Cryer.  At the end of the series the final two teams will go head-to-head, with one team crowned ultimate champions and winners of the Comedy World Cup 2012. 
Tune in to Channel 4 at 8.00pm tonight!

More Lords Of Time Photos

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Thanks to our friends Walt and David we have even more fan-tabulous photos of Mr Tennant from his recent appearance at the Lords Of Time fan convention.
Check them out here.

David Tennant Featured On Doctor Who In The U.S. New Special Sept 29 BBC America

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David Tennant will feature on a new Doctor Who documentary, Doctor Who In The U.S, which is to be aired on BBC America on 29th September at 8/7c.

BBC America say:

He's the British icon Americans have fallen in love with. 

Now, don't miss an All New World Premiere Special DOCTOR WHO IN THE U.S. *** Saturday Sept 29 at 8/7c *** immediately followed by the DOCTOR WHO Fall Season Finale "The Angels Take Manhattan" at 9/8c, only on BBC America.

Explore DOCTOR WHO's many forays across the pond (no, not THOSE Ponds!). Luckily, this Time Lord knows his way around the U.S.A.

We'll uncover the Doctor's special relationship with the U.S., from Daleks on the streets of New York to robot gunslingers in the Wild West. The special includes behind-the-scenes reports from the Doctor's death in Monument Valley, Utah and the Weeping Angels' invasion of Manhattan and looks back with contributions from current Doctor MATT SMITH, the Tenth Doctor DAVID TENNANT, plus JOHN BA…

David Tennant At The Press Night For A Chorus Of Dissapproval

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David Tennant was amongst guests at the press night for A Chorus Of Disapproval at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London yesterday evening.
The show runs until 5th January 2013 and you can buy tickets online via the show's website www.achorusofdissapproval.com 


About the show: Making his West End theatre debut, Rob Brydon stars alongside Nigel Harman (Shrek, EastEnders) and Ashley Jensen (Extras, Ugly Betty) in Alan Ayckbourn‘s riotous comedy A Chorus of Disapproval, directed by Olivier and Tony award-winner Trevor Nunn. Joining the trio on stage will be Teresa Banham, Daisy Beaumont, Georgia Brown, Rob Compton, Matthew Cottle, Steven Edis, Jessica Ellerby,Barrie Rutter, Paul Thornley and Susan Tracy. The Pendon Amateur Light Operatic Society’s production ofThe Beggar’s Opera is going off the rails, that is until a handsome but shy young widower Guy (Harman) joins the group. An instant hit with the company’s ferociously zealous director Dafydd (Brydon) and the show’s leading ladies, inc…

David Tennant's Theatre Wishlist

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During his talk at the Lords Of Time convention, David Tennant may have depressed fans still hoping for a Much Ado About Nothing DVD by stating that he did not believe that one would now be released of the production he starred in last year with Catherine Tate; however, he gave a strong indication that he would love to return to the stage soon.

David still has a wish list of Shakespeare plays that he would like to perform in "...before decrepitude sets in" as he put it, describing himself as a junkie for the Bard's works! He named Measure For Measure, the role of Iago in Othello, Richard II and A Midsummer Nights Dream as the pieces that he has his sights particularly set upon.

It's not all Shakespeare for David, though. During the smaller Guest Encounter, attended by david-tennant.com, David was asked which plays by other writers he would like to be cast in. David expressed a strong admiration for the works of Arthur Miller and also Closer by Patrick Marber.

Althou…

How To Steal A Dragon's Sword Update

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We have received many emails asking about the release of the latest Hiccup audio book, read by David Tennant.
Well luckily our reporter Jill was able to ask David about this at a recent event, David confirmed that unfortunately there was no confirmed date for him to record the audiobook. He said that the books take about five hours to record but he gives himself a couple of weeks to prepare for them. 
He also thinks he might be running out of regional accents for the tribes and hopes that the book's author Cressida Cowell doesn't introduce any more! 
The publishers help him out by sending him audio clips of any characters that he has voiced before so he doesn't have to go searching for the previous books to remember what they sounded like. He also treated our Jill to a fabulous rendition of Big Boobied Bertha!
We'll update as soon as we hear anything more on release dates etc.

The Spies Of Warsaw At MIPCOM 2012

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BBC Worldwide are to offer The Spies Of Warsaw on the international TV market at MIPCOM 2012 next month. MIPCOM  is the world's leading content market for creating, co-producing, buying, selling, financing and distributing entertainment across all platforms. It is held annually in Cannes. This year’s event runs from the 8th – 11th October 2012.  BBC Worldwide are launching a number of other new titles onto the market, including Top Of The Lake, The Paradise  and  A Young Doctor’s Notebook. They will also be hosting the stars of Ripper Street, who will be appearing in person in Cannes to launch their series.  Placing The Spies Of Warsaw on the market increases opportunities for it to be seen beyond the territories of the four co-production companies: the UK’s BBC Four, BBC America, ARTE France and Poland’s TVP 1. The Spies Of Warsaw is adapted from the novel by Alan Furst and stars David Tennant and Janet Montgomery. Its debut worldwide broadcast will be on BBC Four later this year, da…

Doctor Who: A History of the Universe in 100 Objects

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A brand new and totally brilliant new Doctor Who book, which includes David Tennant's era, has been released today. 

Every object tells a story. From ancient urns and medieval flasks to sonic screwdrivers and glass Daleks, these 100 objects tell the story of the entire universe, and the most important man in it: the Doctor.

Each item has a unique tale of its own, whether it’s a fob watch at the onset of the Great War or a carrot growing on the first human colony on Mars. Taken together, they tell of empires rising and falling, wars won and lost, and planets destroyed and reborn.

Within these pages lie hidden histories of Time Lords and Daleks, the legend of the Loch Ness Monster, the plot to steal the Mona Lisa and the story of Shakespeare’s lost play. You’ll find illustrated guides to invisible creatures, the secret origins of the internet, and how to speak Mechonoid.

A History of the Universe in 100 Objects is an indispensible guide to the most important items that have ever existed…

The Countdown To Red Nose Day 2013 Starts Here

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The date of next years's Red Nose Day has been revealed as Friday 15th March 2013.

The huge fundraising event takes place every other year, alternating with Sport Relief, and a host of celebrities, including David Tennant, can always be counted on to go that extra mile to help persuade us to give to the good causes supported by the charity.

From the Red Nose day website:

The countdown has begun


After the great success of Red Nose Day 2011, plans are already underway for the next Red Nose Day campaign which will be taking place on Friday 15th March. Last time, the campaign included some truly memorable moments including The Inbetweeners’ Rude Road Trip (which saw the four lads from the show visit over fifty rude street names in fifty hours), The BT Red Nose Desert Trek (when a team of brave celebrities got hot under the collar trekking across a baking desert in Kenya), and TV highlights such as Let’s Dance for Comic Relief and Famous, Rich and In The Slums which followed four celeb…

Australian DVD And Blu-ray Release For The Pirates! Band Of Misfits

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The fantastic 2012 Aardman animated movie The Pirates! band Of Misfits (known also as The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists) is released on DVD and Blu-ray in Australia today.


In The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists 3D, Hugh Grant stars in his first animated role as the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain – a boundlessly enthusiastic, if somewhat less-than-successful, terror of the High Seas. With a rag-tag crew at his side (Martin Freeman, Brendan Gleeson, Russell Tovey, and Ashley Jensen), and seemingly blind to the impossible odds stacked against him, the Captain has one dream: to beat his bitter rivals Black Bellamy (Jeremy Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Salma Hayek) to the much coveted Pirate Of The Year Award. It’s a quest that takes our heroes from the shores of exotic BloodIsland to the foggy streets of Victorian London. Along the way they battle a diabolical queen (Imelda Staunton) and team up with a haplessly smitten young scientist (David Tennant), but never lose si…

Nativity 2 Premiere Announced

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The premiere of David Tennant’s Christmas comedy film Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger will take place in the evening of Wednesday 14th November at a cinema yet to be confirmed. The fun kicks off from 5.15 with the first of the celebrity guest arrivals. If it’s anything like the press screening a few weeks ago, the event is likely to be a whole load of festive fun.
The sequel to the popular British comedy Nativity! sees a new teacher (David Tennant) take over. When he enters his school in the National 'Song for Christmas' Competition, he and his pregnant wife, and the schoolchildren, embark on an epic road trip that ends up with a birth and a donkey, where he must embrace his fears and become a hero. The  film also stars Marc Wootton, pam Ferris, Jason Watkins and Joanna Page.
Nativity 2 goes on general release on November 23rd
Visit here for more details
Many thanks to www.markmeets.com for the info


TV & Radio Diary Dates 24th September - 30th September

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Monday 24th September 6.00am   The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists   Sky Movies Box Office & HD2 8.00am   The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists    Sky Movies Box Office HD1 5.25pm   Tree Fu Tom (S1 E19) Treasure Hunt   CBeebies 11.00pm   The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists    Sky 3D
Tuesday 25th September 2.10am   Comedy World Cup (S1 E2) – Host  4Seven 6.00am   The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists    Sky Movies Box Office & HD1 5.25pm   Tree Fu Tom (S1 E20) Tom’s Big Mess   CBeebies
Wednesday 26th September 6.00am   The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists   Sky Movies Box Office & HD2 7.45am   The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists    Sky Movies Box Office HD1 11.20am   Fright Night   Sky Movies SciFi & Horror 3.45pm   So You Want To Be A Pirate!   Sky Movies Showcase 5.25pm   Tree Fu Tom (S1 E21) Sappy Day   CBeebies 7.10pm   Fright Night   Sky Movies SciFi & Horror 10.00pm   Comedy World Cup (S1 E2) – Host   4Seven
Thursday 27th Septem…

Ratings Jump For Comedy World Cup

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The overnight TV ratings figures are in and reveal the brilliant news that Comedy World Cup put on over 1 million viewers last night compared with its debut episode last week!

The second episode of the show hosted by David Tennant averaged a significant increase to 1.9 million viewers (including +1), an 8.4% share of all viewers during that time slot. Last week the show managed 810,000 viewers and a 3.6% share. Comedy World Cup goes out in direct competition with BBC1's National Lottery show (3.3million) and the Saturday night behemoth that is The X Factor on ITV1 (8.2 million) making the increased share all the more impressive.

Consolidated figures, which will include viewings via 4oD and recordings will be available in the next week or two.

The next episode of Comedy World Cup is currently scheduled for 8pm on Saturday 29th September on Channel 4


Comedy World Cup Episode 2 Screen Caps

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You can download over 400 caps of David Tennant hosting episode 3 of Comedy World Cup here.
There will be repeats of the episode across 4's network this week, including one at 10pm on 4Seven  on Wednesday night.

Watch David Tennant Host Episode 2 Of Comedy World Cup Online Now

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UK viewers can watch last night's episode of Comedy World Cup online now. Channel 4 have uploaded the entire show to their 4oD Comedy Channel on YouTube.

Watch  team captain Alan Carr, Sara Pascoe and Clive Anderson pit their wits against captain Micky Flanagan, Kevin Bridges and Stan Boardman, in the comedy competition refereed by David Tennant.




Please note that due to licencing restrictions the link is only active in the UK

David Tennant Records Episodes 5 & 6 Of The Comedy World Cup Today

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David Tennant is recording episodes 5 and 6 of his new panel show, Comedy World Cup, today at Teddington Studios at 1.30pm and 5.00pm.
The second episode of the series was shown last night on Channel 4. The seven part series will continue to air on Saturday nights on Channel 4.
Speaking about his role as host David Tennant said: "As a big comedy geek I'm looking forward to proving that I know more about it than the professionals!"

Vote For David Tennant Narrated Documentary In The NTAs

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Voting for the 2013 National Television Awards is now open. Earthflight, the six-part wildlife documentary series narrated by David Tennant is one of the nominations in the Documentary Series category.

From the website of programme makers John Downer Productions:


Earthflight, will take you on a journey like no other – amazing sights from six continents will be revealed through the eyes of birds. This 6 part series joins the journeys of snow geese, cranes, falcons, eagles and other birds. Using cutting-edge new filming techniques to show everything in exquisite detail, viewers have a uniquely privileged perspective flying high above the Serengeti on the backs of Vultures in Africa to hunting for bats with red-tailed hawks in North America. The birds are shown up-close in flight and interacting with other animals down below: barnacle geese fight off polar bears that are invading their nests, pelicans plunging into huge shoals of sardine and anchovies and cowbirds shadowing bison herds to …

Change Of Release Date For Spies Of Warsaw DVD

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The DVD release of The Spies Of Warsaw is now scheduled for Monday 26th November, according to retailers Amazon.

The change raises further questions about when the series will have its debut broadcast on BBC Four. Originally it was thought that the BBC would screen the two-part drama in October, but this week the Polish media have suggested a date closer to Christmas, while star David Tennant understood that the series would be shown in January 2013. The Spies Of Warsaw will be shown on BBC Four first, before other co-producers - BBC America, Poland's TVP1 and ARTEFrance - will be able to screen it.

In The Spies Of Warsaw, David Tennant plays Jean-François Mercier, a French miltary attaché posted to Warsaw shortly before the outbreak of World War II. As he embarks on a mission to uncover the intentions of the Germans, gathering their forces on the Polish borders, his life becomes more complicated when he begins an affair with a beautiful League of Nations lawyer played by Janet M…

Watch David Tennant Host Episode 2 Of Comedy World Cup Tonight On Channel 4 At 8.15pm

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Hosted by David Tennant, and featuring the pick of Britain's finest comedy talent, Comedy World Cup is a new seven-part panel show in which Tennant referees two teams of comedians as they compete against each other in a hilarious knockout competition. In each episode the teams, whose careers and comedy know-how span a total of 100 years, pit their wits against each other in a series of rounds to find out which team are the biggest comedy brainboxes and fountains of funny knowledge. Each team is made up of three comedians - a team captain in their 30s/40s, an over-50 comedy legend, and a comedy newbie in their 20s/30s. 
The second show sees team captain Alan Carr with Sara Pascoe and Clive Anderson pit their wits against captain Micky Flanagan with Kevin Bridges and Stan Boardman. 
Other Team captains featuring during the series are; Andy Parsons, Phill Jupitus, Omid Djalili and Johnny Vegas. At the end of the series the final two teams will go head-to-head, with one team crowned ult…

David Tennant Supports Campaign Against Gay Bullying

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David Tennant is one of a host of stars offering his support to an event to raise support against bullying which targets the gay community.
Guests at the Diversity Role Models (DRM) Charity Carnival in October will get the chance to play on celebrity-hosted carnival stalls and enjoy a musical set by bluesy singer Alison Moyet.
Talking about the carnival, David said:"I am delighted to be supporting the Diversity Role Models carnival at Paramount. It is essential that young people have the opportunity to meet role models from the LGBT community to help break down the stereotypes and prejudice that lead to bullying. The Paramount event is a fantastic way of supporting this important work whilst enjoying some of the best views London has to offer!"

A spokesperson for the charity Stephanie Highett told Gay Star News: ' The carnival is our single biggest fundraising initiative this year and also a major opportunity to raise DRM’s profile for the longer-term.
The funds raised at…

David Tennant's Look Back In Anger To Screen In Scotland

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Hawick’s Firebrand Theatre are presenting an opportunity for theatre fans to view David Tennant’s award winning 2005 performance ofLook Back In Anger. The John Osbourne play was filmed for the V&A Museum’s Theatre Archive, but can now be seen at the Heart Of Hawick in a special free screening for one night only.  David won a CATS award for his performance as Jimmy Porter in the play which co-starred Kelly Reilly as Alison. The screening takes place on Wednesday 26th September at 7pm and will be introduced by the V&A’s Jill Evans. Tickets are free, but available on a first-come, first-served basis so booking is highly recommended. The production is suitable for those aged 14 and over. To book, contact the box office on 01450 360688.   Tickets to the screening also allow patrons a £1 discount off Firebrand’s upcoming production of Iron by Rona Monro.  For more information visit the Firebrand Theatre website.  The Heart Of Hawick project is a major regeneration scheme in the Scottish …