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Fright Night Released On DVD and Blu Ray In The US In December

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Fright Night will be released on Blu Ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital on 13th December 2011.
There's some awesome extras too!
Cinema Blend say:
Both the 3D and 2D combo packs will come with the same bonus features. Craig Gillespie went out of his way to give a brief interview about each of the five deleted scenes. Featurettes will include “Peter Vincent: Swim Inside My Mind,” “How to Make a Funny Vampire Movie Guide,” and “Squid Man.” A Kid Cudi music video, gag reel, and trivia will round out the extras. DVD copies will come with “Squid Man,” Cudi, the gags, and not much else.
You can pre order all formats from out shop here....

My Sister Lives On The Mantlepiece Nominated For Audiobook Award At Galaxy Book Awards

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My Sister Lives On The Mantlepiece written by Annabel Pitcher and read by David Tennant has been nominated for the Audiobook Award at the Galaxy National Book Awards.

"Ten-year-old Jamie has just moved to the Lake District with his Dad and his teenage sister, Jasmine. Five years ago his sister's twin, Rose, was blown up by a terrorist bomb and his family fell apart. When he sees an advert for a TV talent show, he feels certain that this will change everything and bring them all back together."

The winners of the 2011 Galaxy National Book Awards will be revealed on Friday 4th November at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge. Dara O'Briain is the host for the evening and the event will be staged and filmed by Cactus TV, with a series of six programmes about the awards to be screened between 13th November and 17th December on More4. Cactus TV Managing Director and Executive Producer of the awards programmes, Amanda Ross: "It will be far more interesting for t…

Win A Signed Fright Night Poster AND Help Headway Essex

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For your chance to win a HUGE Fright Night poster with David Tennant on it, personally signed by the man himself; simply donate £5 to Headway Essex at http://www.justgiving.com/DTFrightNight

Anyone who wishes to donate to the Headway Essex ‘Celebrating Fright Night’ Just Giving page will get the opportunity to enter the Headway Essex Prize Competition.
Answer two questions correctly about David Tennant and you will be entered into a prize competition to win a limited edition 8ft x 5ft vinyl banner, personally signed by David Tennant. Don’t forget to leave your email address when you donate so Headway can contact you with the prize draw questions. If you do not hear from Headway within 5 working days, please check your junk mail or contact Headway Essex campaign@headwayessex.org.uk Overseas fans are welcome to take part in the Prize Competition too!
The prize competition winner will be picked on Friday 2nd December 2011.

There will also be a runner up prize of a signed David Tennant Dr Who…

TV Diary Dates: 21st - 25th October 2011

Friday 21st October
2:15am - Doctor Who: Rise Of The Cybermen - Watch

Saturday 22nd October
1:30am - Doctor Who: The Impossible Planet - Watch

Sunday 23rd October
9:00pm - Fry's Planet Word - BBC Two
9:00pm - Fry's Planet Word - BBC HD

Tuesday 25th October
12:20am - Fry's Planet Word - BBC Two
1:20am - Fry's Planet Word - BBC Two (Northern Ireland)

Save Doctor Who Confidential Petition

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You will no doubt be aware of the news that BBC Three have decided to axe Doctor Who Confidential from their schedules if not then The Guardian have the low down here.
But Doctor Who fans are not taking the decision lying down and have decided to try and persuade the BBC bosses to change their minds by starting a petition.
Whilst David was the Doctor the show saw some memorable episodes such as 'Do You Remember The First Time' which was directed by David himself!
If you'd like to see the show continue then you can sign the petition here.














Win A Copy Of This Is Jinsy On DVD

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David's cameo as Mr Slightlyman in This Is Jinsy is to be released as part of the Series 1 DVD on 7th November 2011....
O hold the twig and stare to sea and Jinsy comes to thee!This is Jinsy is an out-there oddity of a comedy that tells the story of the bizarre residents of the fictional island of Jinsy. A unique blend of narrative and sketch comedy, featuring big guest stars including David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Harry Hill, Simon Callow, Jane Horrocks, and Jennifer Saunders..... Written by and starring Justin Chubb and Chris Bran as Maven and Sporall - the hapless administrators of Jinsy Island. They watch over the residents, carrying out the instructions of the unseen but all-powerful 'Great He', dispensing punishment, propaganda and pelch to the 762 inhabitants of Jinsy.
This Is Jinsy is releasedon DVD on 7th November 2011 Click here to pre order the DVD today!
We have 5 copies of the DVD to be won! To win yourself a copy of This Is Jinsy just answer the following ques…

Nativity 2 Filming

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Filming for Nativity 2 began earlier this week and has been taking place at the Blue Coat Church of England School and Music College in Coventry where it is thought that David was working on a scene with the school choir. Whilst there David also watched rehearsals for the school's production of Twelfth Night where he was photographed with the cast (see above).
Thanks to http://thedemolitionlover.tumblr.com for the photo.

Fry's Planet Word Promo Photos

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As we previously reported, David Tennant will be interviewed on Fry's Planet Word on Sunday at 9pm on BBC Two.
Many thanks to our pal Blogtor Who for the above promotional shots of Messrs. Tennant and Fry.

Don't forget to click here to visit Blogtor Who for all the latest Doctor Who, news, photos and their exceptional episode commentaries!

Elisabeth Sladen The Autobiography - All the info plus win yourself a copy!

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Elisabeth Sladen The Autobiography with Foreword by David Tennant
The autobiography of Elisabeth Sladen, the actress behind Sarah Jane Smith, Doctor Who’s most popular companion is to be published posthumously, with the support and participation of Elisabeth’s family, this is a warm and witty celebration of an actress who delighted generations of children and is fondly remembered by fans young and old alike.
After returning to Doctor Who in 2006, Elisabeth starred in her own spin-off series The Sarah Jane Adventures, which became CBBC’s highest-rated show.

When Elisabeth Sladen first appeared as plucky journalist Sarah Jane Smith in 1973 Doctor Who story The Time Warrior, little did she know the character would become one of the most enduring and fondly remembered of the series’ long history.

The years that followed saw Elisabeth traverse time and space alongside classic Doctors Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker, whilst a generation of children crouched behind the sofa, terrified but transfixed a…

Headway Essex Christmas Cards

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The brain injury charity, Headway Essex, of which David Tennant is a patron has Christmas cards available from their online shop here.
Please support them buying some for your friends and family this year!
Or if you're in the UK you can now donate by text. Text HEAD12 TO 70070 followed by the amount you wish to donate e.g. HEAD12 £10

New Pirates! Trailer

Life And Fate At Audio Go

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The complete series of Radio 4's Life And Fate starring David Tennant and Kenneth Branagh has been released by Audio Go.
Click here to order it.

Running Time : 7hrs 35mins
Kenneth Branagh stars in BBC Radio 4's ambitious eight-hour dramatisation of 'Life and Fate', Vasily Grossman's epic masterpiece set during the Battle of Stalingrad.
This powerful work, completed in 1960, charts the fate of both a nation and a family in the turmoil of war. Its comparison of Stalinism with Nazism was considered by Soviet authorities to be so dangerous that the KGB placed the manuscript under arrest and Grossman was informed his book would not be published for at least 200 years.
Having been a household name as one of Russia's most distinguished war correspondents, Grossman died aged 58 - the banning of his book hastening the end of his life - and he would never know the fate of his masterpiece: smuggled out of the Soviet Union on microfilm, to freedom and eventual publication in th…

David Tennant to play Robert Louis Stevenson for Radio 4

A few weeks back we posted the news that David was to take part in a new Radio 4 drama, entitled, Stevenson In Love, we now have more details via The Stage:
David Tennant is to star as Robert Louis Stevenson in a BBC drama based on the author’s travel writings and personal letters.
The two-part Radio 4 drama, called Stevenson In Love, portrays “significant journeys” the writer made, and how his feelings for a woman who later became his wife affected him on his travels.
In the first part, called Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes, the drama follows Stevenson in France. Here he kept a journal that was to become his travelogue from which the drama takes its name.
In the second part, The Amateur Emigrant, Stevenson catches a steamer to New York and then undertakes a train journey across America, ending in California.
The drama has been written by Mike Harris. Part one will be broadcast on Radio 4 on October 26, with part two on October 27.
The cast also features Lizzy McInnerny.

Backbeat Press Night

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On Monday night David Tennant was amongst guests at the Press Night of the new Beatles musical Backbeat at Duke Of York's theatre. He then attended the aftershow party at Asia de Cuba in the St Martin's Lane Hotel.
He is photograohed above with Andrew Knott, Nick Blood and Dominic Cooper.

David On Fry's Planet Word

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David Tennant will be appearing on the last episode of Fry's Planet Word on BBC Two on Sunday 23rd October 2011 at 9:00pm.
The BBC Press Office says:

Fry's Planet Word – The Power And The Glory Ep 5/5
Sunday 23 October
9.00-10.00pm BBC TWO
Storytelling has been around as long as language itself. From Homer's epic The Odyssey to Joyce's modern reinvention of it in Ulysses, taking in Shakespeare, Wodehouse, Tolkien, Orwell, Auden, Bob Dylan and even the mangled web of words that has become known as Birtspeak, Stephen uncovers why certain words can make people laugh, while others make them cry or tear their hair out.
Talking to storytellers such as screenwriter William Goldman and Lord Of The Rings director Peter Jackson, he looks at how character and plot are interwoven and how any rulebook on how to create the perfect story is doomed.
Shakespearean actors Simon Russell Beale, David Tennant, Brian Blessed and Mark Rylance give their take on Hamlet and the Bard. Sir Christopher …

TV Diary Dates 7-19 October 2011

Friday 7th October
12:05pm - How to Train Your Dragon - Sky Movies Family
12:05pm - How to Train Your Dragon - Sky Movies Family HD
2:30pm - How to Train Your Dragon - Sky 3D
6:15pm - How to Train Your Dragon - Sky Movies Family
6:15pm - How to Train Your Dragon - Sky Movies Family HD
7:00pm - How to Train Your Dragon - Sky 3D

Saturday 8th October
1:10am - Doctor Who: The Satan Pit - Watch

Sunday 9th October
2:15am - Doctor Who:The Idiot's Lantern - Watch

Monday 10th October
2:05am - Doctor Who: Tooth And Claw - Watch

Wednesday 12th October
2:15am - Doctor Who: New Earth - Watch

Friday 14th October
2:10am - Doctor Who: School Reunion - Watch

Saturday 15th October
1:30am - Doctor Who: Tooth and Claw - Watch
2:20pm - St Trinian's 2 - Sky Movies Family
2:20pm - St Trinian's 2 - Sky Movies Family HD
9:00pm - St Trinian's 2 - Sky Movies Family
9:00pm - St Trinian's 2 - Sky Movies Family HD

Sunday 16th October
9:00pm - QI:XL - Dave

Monday 17th October
12:20am - QI:XL - Dave
2:15am - Doctor Who: Th…

The David Tennant Years DVD Collection

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Lucky fans in America have a big shiny new Doctor Who boxset to look forward to as BBC America gear up for the release of The David Tennant Years on 11th October 2011.

The 26 disc set will include all of David's stories as the Doctor and hours of extras including deleted scenes and David Tennant's Video Diaries and audio commentaries!

Click here to pre order from our shop for just $105.99 saving $93.99 on the RRP!

Four New Audiobooks Released Today!

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FOUR new audiobooks read by David Tennant are released today!

The Hiccup series continues with the release of A Hero's Guide To Deadly Dragons and How To Break A Dragon's Heart and the BBC release their Han Christian Andersen stories on two discs too!


A Hero's Guide To Deadly Dragons:
Hiccup is lost in the Library Labyrinth and the Driller-Dragons, Madguts and Murderous are on the prowl. Hiccup's birthday is not going to be the quiet affair he hoped for. Also contains a comprehensive Dragonese Dictionary for those who'd like to dragon-whisper themselves.
Click here to buy from our shop...

How To Break A Dragon's Heart:
Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III was an awesome sword-fighter, a dragon-whisperer and the greatest viking hero who ever lived. But it wasn't always like that. Hiccup's memoirs look back to when Hiccup was just an ordinary boy, and finding it very hard to be a hero. Hiccup must battle Berserks, dodge Scarers, complete the Impossible Task and save F…

Pre Order Doctor Who Encyclopedia and get a free T Shirt

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The all new Doctor Who encyclopedia is released by BBC Books next week and if you pre-order it now you'll get a limited edition Doctor Who T Shirt featuring David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor alongise Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor and Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor.

Click here to pre order now!

The fully revised and updated Doctor Who Encyclopedia, covering every episode from 2005 to present.
River Song still a riddle? Stumped by the stolen planets in the Medusa Cascade? Forgotten what happened in the Timelines That Never Happened? Look no further...
Completely revised and updated, this is the ultimate guide to everything and everyone that's ever happened, un-happened and happened again in the worlds and times of the Doctor. The Doctor Who Encyclopedia now covers the Eleventh Doctor's first two seasons, plus every Ninth and Tenth Doctor story, and is packed with photographs and artwork from seven stunning years of adventures - including the charity specials, ani…

Canvas Warriors Auction For ACCORD Hospice

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Canvas Warriors, designers of custom made hand-painted Converse and hoodies and exclusive jewellery asked David to sign a pair of their fabulous Doctor Who Converse at the Entertainment Media Show on Sunday. The shoes will be auctioned off for charity soon. David has requested that all proceeds from the auction will go to the Accord Hospice in Renfrewshire.
To check out Canvas Warriors and the work of artist and designer Sandira Reddy, you can explore their website here.
We'll have details of the auction soon.
Thanks to @dtforum

Glamour Sexiest Men List

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David is No.68 in Glamour Magazine's Sexiest Men list..We reckon he's been robbed particularly as 51% of the readers voted him hot and 32% voted 'in love' ...

BroadwayWorld UK Awards

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The theatre website www.BroadwayWorld.com have released their shortlist of nominees for the 2011 BroadwayWorldUK Awards and David Tennant is a nominee for Best Leading Actor In A Play for his portrayal of Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing at Wyndham’s Theatre.


Nominations were supplied online to the website by theatre goers. Public voting is now open and will continue for about six weeks with the winners being announced on the Westend BroadwayWorld Website at the end of November.
Much Ado About Nothing has several nominations across the categories:
Best Leading Actor In A Play – David Tennant
Beat Leading Actress In A Play – Catherine Tate
Best Direction Of A Play - Josie Rourke
Best Featured Actor In A Play – Tom Bateman
Best Play – Josie Rourke
Best Revival Of A Play – Wyndhams Theatre
Best Scenic Design – Robert Jones

To vote for David and Much Ado About Nothing click here.

Thanks to @DTforum

Radio 1 Teen Awards

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David Tennant will be appearing at BBC Radio 1's Teen Awards at Wembley Arena on Sunday 9th October 2011.
Tickets have all sold out but don't worry as Radio 1 will be broadcasting the awards and performances live from the event - bringing you all the action on air and online at www.bbc.co.uk/radio1.
Thanks to @MarkMeets www.markmeets.com

Nativity 2 Update

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Doctor Who Magazine has reported on the fact that David Tennant is attatched to the BBC Film Nativity 2 which is of course a sequel to the Martin Freeman film, Nativity, which was released in 2009.


The project is thought to be partly improvised and if so it will be the second partly improvised project David has embarked on this year as his new BBC drama, Love Life, is also semi improvised.

It was initially thought that David had begun filming after he was spotted at a primary school in Coventry earlier this week, and Ian McNiece had previously stated that filming begins this week, however it has since emerged that David was helping the director to audition young cast members.

Filming is thought to begin next week in Coventry and a release date of late 2012 is expected.

Thanks to @dtforum and @PropPortfolio.

Earlier this year Debbie Isitt spoke about the possibility of a sequel to the original Nativity!


Thanks to http://foolingnobody.blogspot.com/

Nativity 2

A few months back we reported on the possibility of David appearing in Nativity 2 for BBC Films. Well we can now confirm that David's next film project will be Nativity 2. Ian McNiece will play his character's father and filming is due to begin next week, although it's not known when David will be starting on set.

Thanks to Cassandra.