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Associate Members Priority Booking For Richard II At The Barbican Is Now Open

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Associate Members Priority Booking For Richard II at the Barbican in London is now open.
Click here to book your tickets now if you are a Associate Member.

David Tennant will reprise the role of Richard II for just 9 performances during January 2016 when he will return to the Barbican as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company's King And Country event.

The dates David will be appearing are as follows:
7 January 2016 - 7.15pm
8 January 2016 - 7.15pm
9 January 2016 - 1.30pm and 7.15pm
10 January 2016 - 2.00pm

Tickets for these stand alone performances will be priced between £10 and £55. A limited number of premium seats will also be available.

He will also perform during the Complete Cycles  on the following dates:
12th January 2016 - 7.15pm
15th January 2016 - 7.15pm
19th January 2016 - 7.15pm
22nd January 2016 - 7.15pm

The complete cycle performances are part of a 4 play package which is only available to Supporters and Members buying tickets during the priority booking period. The …

UK PREMIERE: W1A Series 2 Episode 2 Airs Tonight On BBC Two

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The second episode of the new series of W1A can be seen on BBC Two tonight from 10pm BST. The comedy follow up to Twenty Twelve sees former Olympic head of deliverance Ian Fletcher, played by Hugh Bonneville, in his new job as the BBC's Head of Values. Jessica Hynes, Sarah Parish, Jason Watkins and Nina Sosanya also star and David Tennant provides a dry narration.

W1A - Episode 2
BBC Two, 10pm
This episode of the award-winning W1A sees a game of management musical chairs with the advertising of a new and important role - namely, the head of better.
Anna Rampton (Sarah Parish), head of output, thinks she knows all about better and goes for the top job armed with the latest of entertainment-format producer David Wilkes's (Rufus Jones) ideas - Family Face-Off, which Lucy Freeman (Nina Sosanya) reworks into something almost broadcastable. Meanwhile, generic head of comedy and/or drama Matt Taverner (Daniel Ings) continues to tinker unhelpfully with Home Truth, Lucy's passion drama…

VIDEO - W1A Episode 2 Preview Clip Narrated By David Tennant

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David Tennant narrates a clip from the second episode of the latest series of W1A. The spoof fly-on-the-wall documentary by the makers of the award winning Twenty Twelve stars Hugh Bonneville and Jessica Hynes and pokes fun at the management goings-on at the BBC.

The clip features Sarah Parish, Nina Sosanya and Rufus Jones as Anna, Lucy and David meet to discuss a new format:




W1A
Series 2, Episode 2
A game of management musical chairs begins with the advertising of a new and important role - namely, the Head of Better which catches Anna's attention. Rumours that Newsnight anchor Evan Davis is to be a contestant in the forthcoming series of Strictly Come Dancing don't go down well with head of news and current affairs Neil Reid. When it transpires that BBC brand consultant Siobhan Sharpe is behind this latest move for Evan, it falls to Ian Fletcher as head of BBC values and arch-limiter of damage to find an elegant solution to the problem. Meanwhile, ex-intern Will Humphries, recentl…

Doctor Who Lands in India on FX

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Viewers in India are set to get initiated into the world of Doctor Who when all eight series of the iconic British show blaze onto their screens starting 15th May 2015. Doctor Who will air on FX, a channel owned by Star India Private Limited. Doctor Who will broadcast into a million homes in India.

Doctor Who is the longest running sci-fi TV show in the world and is a significant part of British popular culture. It depicts the adventures of the Doctor, a Time Lord, who travels the universe in his TARDIS, a time-travelling spaceship in the shape of an old British police box. Along with a succession of companions, the Doctor combats a variety of foes while working to save civilisations and help people in need.

The deal, inked between Star India and BBC Worldwide India marks the largest volume sale of Doctor Who in the country.

“This partnership marks a milestone for us,” said Myleeta Aga, SVP and GM of BBC Worldwide in India. “It will be the first time Whovians in India will be able to…

NEW COMPETITION! Meet David Tennant & Billie Piper At Wizard World Philadelphia

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Our friends at Wizard World are running a new competition to meet David and Billie at the Philadelphia con in May!

This is your LAST CHANCE to win a VIP Promo Pack including 4-Day passes to Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia PLUS Photo Ops and Autographs from DAVID TENNANT AND BILLIE PIPER!! The contest ends MONDAY MAY 4TH AT NOON PST so be sure to enter now for your chance to win!!

Click here to enter!

UK PREMIERE: Gracepoint Episode 5 On ITV Encore Tonight

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The ten-part US Broadchurch remake Gracepoint continues tonight in the UK on ITV Encore.
David Tennant and Anna Gunn star as the detectives charged with uncovering the killer of a young boy in a sleepy coastal town in California.

In episode 5 Jack Reinhold's dark past comes to light and the town turn on him. Meanwhile Beth Solano decides to open up to the press.

Gracepoint airs Wednesdays 10pm on ITV Encore

USA: How To Get Ahead Featuring David Tennant Comes To Public Television

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The three part documentary How To Get Ahead presented by Stephen Smith will air on American Public Television channels from Friday 1st May. David Tennant appears in the first episode, At Medieval Court, which takes a look at the reign of Richard II whom he was playing on stage at the time. The series was originally shown on BBC Four in the UK.

How To Get Ahead Host Stephen Smith immerses himself in three of the most infamous courts in European history to discover what it took for a courtier to survive and prosper. Touching upon the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods, the program investigates incidents ranging from bribery to blackmail, sycophancy to sporting prowess, and partying to praying. Along the way, the series showcases the great paintings, sculptures and bejeweled treasures that unlock the secrets to life at court.
Episode 1 - How To Get Ahead: At Medieval Court
This episode looks back at the Medieval Age to find out what it took to get ahead at the court of Richard II. R…

New Broadchurch Tourist Trail Launched

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A new Broadchurch tourist trail has been launched in time for the summer's visitors to follow in the footsteps of David Tennant and Olivia Colman.
The trail, which has been devised by West Dorset District Council, will allow fans of the ITV drama to visit the settings of the award winning series. It will mostly focus on the Broadchurch scenes set in West Bay, but will also encourage fans to explore more of West Dorset and visit other locations that have featured.

Rachel Symes, West Dorset District Council senior tourism marketing officer told the Dorset Echo: "With over 6 million viewers every week, Broadchurch has provided Dorset with a unique opportunity to showcase the fantastic Jurassic coastline and gain national and international media coverage.

"The series has generated a large amount of interest in the area and this trail provides visitors with all they need to discover the stunning backdrop to the drama.

"We are looking forward to welcoming the cast and cr…

USA: July Theatrical Release For What We Did On Our Holiday

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The hilarious black comedy from BBC Films, What We Did on Our Holiday, will at last have a theatrical release in the USA on Friday 10th July.

David Tennant and Rosamund Pike star as divorcing couple Doug and Abi McLeod who choose to put their differences aside to travel to Scotland for the birthday of Doug's family Gordie, played by Billy Connolly. Because of Gordie's ill health the couple want to keep their marital difficulties a secret, but can their three lively children stay quiet? However, events take a sudden and unexpected twist meaning that the feuding family need to work together to save what they hold most dear.

The film was written and directed by Andy Hamilton and Guy Jenkin and also stars Ben Miller and Amelia Bullmore with Bobby Smalldridge, Emilia Jones and Harriet Turnbull as the three McLeod chidren.

The film was originally released in the UK on 26th September 2014.


Source: Los Angeles Daily News



Schedule Changes To Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia

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Wizard World have announced major scheduling changes for their upcoming Comic Con in Philadelphia affecting fans with David Tennant and joint David Tennant / Billie Piper VIP tickets. David and Billie are special guests at the event running from 7th - 10th May and the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

The main changes are:

*BILLIE PIPER will now be appearing on Saturday 9th May instead of Sunday 10th May*

*DAVID TENNANT will still appear on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th as originally planned*

*The DUAL panel featuring Billie and David will take place on Saturday 9th May at 10.30am. Both SOLO and DUAL tickets allow entry to the panel.

*David Tennant's solo VIP photos and autographs will now take place on Sunday. Original Saturday tickets are still valid for Sunday only

*David Tennant solo VIP ticket holders will be given the opportunity to upgrade to DUAL Billie & David tickets to access the Saturday autographs and photoshoots. Dual ticket holders able to attend Sunday only will be able…

UK PRE ORDER: David Tennant Reads How To Fight A Dragon's Fury

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The audiobook version of How To Fight A Dragon's Fury, the twelfth and final volume in Cressida Cowell's epic How To Train Your Dragon series is now available to pre-order in the UK. Regular narrator David Tennant resumes reading duties, bringing the Viking world of the heroic Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III and his friends, foes and family to vibrant life.

How To Train Your Dragon
Vol 12: How To Fight A Dragon's Fury
The Doomsday of Yule has arrived, and the future of dragonkind lies in the hands of one boy with nothing to show, but everything to fight for. Hiccup's quest is clear... But can he end the rebellion? Can he prove himself to be king? Can he save the dragons? The stakes have never been higher, as the very fate of the Viking world hangs in the balance!

The audiobook is currently scheduled for release on November 3rd 2015, however this date is subject to change.

Click here to pre order.

As previously reported the book is also available to pre order in the USA h…

Free Comic Book Day Signing: Doctor Who Comics At Forbidden Planet

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To celebrate Free Comic Book Day on 2nd May Titan Comics will be having a special Doctor Who signing at Forbidden Planet's London Megastore on Saturday May 2 at 12:00pm.

Writers Al Ewing and Rob Williams will be signing copies of the Free Comic Book Day Doctor Who edition as well as copies of Doctor Who: Eleventh Doctor volume 1: Afterlife. Also, writer Cavan Scott will be on hand to sign copies of the brand new Ninth Doctor comic series.

This special edition Free Comic Book includes three stunning all-new short stories featuring the Tenth Doctor, the Eleventh Doctor and the brand-new Twelfth Doctor, written and drawn by the ongoing Doctor Who comics creative teams. PLUS: A sneak peek of the Top Secret Summer 2015 event! Be the first to get a hint of the epic that will shake the Doctor to his very core! It’s a must-read for fans, and the perfect primer for anyone looking to jump on board the TARDIS!

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN: Broadchurch Season 2 Premieres On OnDIRECTV Tonight (Various Countries)

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The second season of the award-winning UK drama Broadchurch starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman begins tonight on OnDIRECTV, broadcast across a number of countries across Latin America and the Caribbean. David Tennant and Olivia Colman are back as police detectives Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller as the small coastal town of Broadchurch tries to recover from the tragic murder Danny Latimer and the shocking discovery of his killer.
Broadchurch - Temporada 2 La historia narra las consecuencias de la resolución del crimen de la primera temporada y el juicio al que se somete el responsable, mientras que Hardy (David Tennant)  debe lidiar con un caso que creía haber cerrado hace tiempo. Vuelven a ser la partida Olivia Colman (ganadora del BAFTA por este rol) y el resto del elenco original, en el que se encuentran actores ingleses consagrados como Andrew Buchan (The Honourable Woman), Jodie Whittaker (Venus, Attack The Block) y Arthur Darvill (Doctor Who), entre otros, mientras que se suman …

Full Members Priority Booking For Richard II At The Barbican Is Now Open

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Full Members Priority Booking For Richard II at the Barbican in London is now open.
Click here to book your tickets now if you are a Full Member.

David Tennant will reprise the role of Richard II for just 9 performances during January 2016 when he will return to the Barbican as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company's King And Country event.

The dates David will be appearing are as follows:
7 January 2016 - 7.15pm
8 January 2016 - 7.15pm
9 January 2016 - 1.30pm and 7.15pm
10 January 2016 - 2.00pm

Tickets for these stand alone performances will be priced between £10 and £55. A limited number of premium seats will also be available.

He will also perform during the Complete Cycles  on the following dates:
12th January 2016 - 7.15pm
15th January 2016 - 7.15pm
19th January 2016 - 7.15pm
22nd January 2016 - 7.15pm

The complete cycle performances are part of a 4 play package which is only available to Supporters and Members buying tickets during the priority booking period. The tickets fo…

Broadchurch Nominated In The Seoul International Drama Awards

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ITV's Broadchurch has been nominated in the tenth annual Seoul International Drama Awards.
The second series of the show has achieved huge global success and saw David Tennant return as Alec Hardy and Olivia Colman reprise her role as Ellie Miller, whose life was torn apart when her husband Joe confessed to murdering local schoolboy Danny Latimer in the seaside town.

Click here to 'Like' / Vote for Broadchurch In The Seoul Drama Awards

Thanks to @DM_twt


Doctor Who Comic #3 On Sale Now

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The latest issue of Doctor Who Comic is on sale in the UK now.

Explore the wonders of the galaxy with the Doctor in three thrilling new stories. In this issue: danger looms when an old friend calls the Twelfth Doctor for help; the Eleventh Doctor travels to the mysterious heart of the Bayou; and catch the unmissable conclusion to the Tenth Doctor’s Revolutions of Terror.

See a sneak peek at the Tenth Doctor's story below:




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ITALY: Broadchurch Season 2 Concludes On Giallo Tonight

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The second season of Broadchurch comes to a dramatic conclusion on Giallo in Italy tonight from 21:05. Alec and Ellie (David Tennant and Olivia Colman) try a new plan to draw their Sandbrook suspects out into the open. Meanwhile Joe's trial continues.

Broadchurch - 2' Stagione Giallo Episodio 7 - 21.05 Il processo e' arrivato al punto culminante: gli avvocati dell'accusa e della difesa presentano le loro arringhe alla giuria, che si ritira per deliberare.
Episodio 8 - 22.00 Il processo di Joe e' arrivato alla consusione: il verdetto finale sconvolgera' molte vite, cambiando radicalmente le carte in tavola...
Broadchurch – Season 2 Giallo Episode 7 - 21:05 As the trial reaches its climax: the prosecutors and defence present their speeches to the jury, who retire to deliberate.
Episode 8 - 22:00 Joe’s trial comes to its conclusion: the final verdict will disrupt many lives, radically changing the cards on the table ...



David Tennant Weekly News Update: Monday 20th - Sunday 26th April

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VIDEO: David Tennant On His Favourite DC Show

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No prizes for guessing David's answer when he was quizzed on his favourite Washington DC based show during the WHCA 2015 dinner last night. David was one of a number of famous guests interviewed by the Washington Post. Others include Orange Is The New Black star Laverne Cox and musician Pete Wentz.

Watch the clip here:

David and his wife Georgia Moffett attended the annual prizegiving and fundraiser that is hosted by the White House Correspondents' Association as guests of The Guardian newspaper. The event took place in thge presence of United States President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at the Washington Hilton last night. In all over 2600 guests saw the presentation of scholarship awards and speeches by the President and also by entertainer Cecily Strong.



VIDEO & PHOTOS: David Tennant And Georgia Moffett Arrive At The 2015 White House Correspondent's Dinner

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David Tennant and his wife Georgia Moffett were among guests attending the annual White House Correspondents' Association annual dinner last night in the presence of President Barack Obama. Other guests included Bradley Cooper, Lucy Liu, Jane Fonda, Téa Leoni, Norman Reedus, Alan Rickman and Martha Stewart along with a host of journalists and broadcasters. In total more than 2600 guests were in attendance seated across more than 250 tables at the Washington Hilton International's Ballroom for tonight's event, the 101st 'Nerd Prom', as it is unofficially known.

You can watch a short video clip filmed by C-Span of David and Georgia arriving at the event below and talking to AP, unfortunately the sound of the other guests drowns out the conversation somewhat.

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GERMANY - Broadchurch Season 1 Begins On ZDF Tonight

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Season one of the hit UK series Broadchurch finally airs in Germany tonight. The show premieres on ZDF at 22.00; the first of four double length episodes airing on Sundays.

David Tennant stars as Alec Hardy, a detective inspector who has been recently promoted to a new position in the quiet seaside town of Broadchurch. Not long after he has arrived, the body of a local boy is found on the beach and a murder hunt begins. Hardy has to join forces with DS Ellie Miller, a local detective who resents him for taking the job she was promised, but they are forced to put their differences aside to keep order as the small community begins to fall apart under the media spotlight. As fear and paranoia grow long held secrets emerge and is seems as if anyone could be a suspect. 

Broadchurch was written by Chris Chibnall and produced by Kudos and Imaginary Friends for ITV. It originally aired in the UK in Spring 2013. A second season was broadcast on ITV earlier this year. 

Broadchurch
ZDF, 22:00
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