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Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Collection Released By Dark Bunny Tees

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Dark Bunny Tees will be celebrating 50 years of Doctor Who by releasing two Doctor Who designs every month; one inspired by each of the 11 Doctors and the other inspired by a classic monster with a surprise design for December.
These strictly limited edition t-shirts will also come with an exclusive collectors post card with 12 to collect throughout the year.
The designs will be available as both men's and women's t-shirts and can be ordered from www.darkbunnytees.com/doctor-who/. Please check the website for prices and for shipping costs for the UK and International orders.
The design for William Hartnell's era is available now and David Tennant's design will be released in October 2013.
Thanks to @Blogtorwho

Watch David Tennant's Apperance On Daybreak From This Morning

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David Tennant was featured briefly on Daybreak this morning during an article on the new ITV2 show The Big Reunion.  Showbiz presenter Richard Arnold, who interviewed David on Wednesday as part of the Broadchurch promotional tour, asked David which band he would like to see reform.
David opted for the 80's Scottish band Hipsway and went on to give a brief rendition of their hit The Honeythief much to the delight of his co star Olivia Colman!
You can check out David's vocal talents in the video below.
Thanks to @TennantTwit for the heads up









Project Motor Mouth Raises Over £30,000 For Janet Fielding's Charity

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The Doctor Who fan convention, Project Motor Mouth, which David Tennant took part in earlier this month has raised £30,920 for Janet Fielding's charity Project Motor House.
The event was organised by Peter Davison to not only raise money for charity, but to raise the spirits of Janet Fielding who is currently battling cancer. Five Doctor Who actors attended, as David and Peter were also joined by Paul McGann, Sylvester McCoy and Colin Baker.
You can find out more about Project Motor House here.

Pic Credit: Tenth Planet Events

David Tennant Featured In New Red Nose Day Video

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The new Red Nose Day campaign video has been released ahead of the fundraising event which will be held on Friday 15th March 2013.
The video stars a host of celebrities revealing how they plan to raise money for the charity. Doctor Who's  Matt Smith is seen outside the TARDIS saying "I'll decide what I'm going to do when I've got my fundraising kit" whilst a clip of David Tennant's previous Comic Relief trip to Uganda is also shown.
You can watch the video below and get more ideas for your own fundraising plans at www.bbc.co.uk/rednoseday
The advert will air on BBC One tonight after The One Show and just before EastEnders.



Filming starts on new BBC One thriller, The Escape Artist, starring David Tennant

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The BBC Media Centre have released further details of David's new BBC drama, The Escape Artist. They say:
The Escape Artist is an original three-part suspense thriller set in the world of criminal law. David Tennant plays Will Burton, a talented junior barrister who specialises in spiriting people out of tight legal corners, hence his nickname of “The Escape Artist”. Will is in high demand as he has never lost a case. But when his talents acquit the prime suspect in a horrific murder trial, that brilliance comes back to bite him with unexpected and chilling results.Filming begins today on The Escape Artist, a new 3x60-minute legal thriller for BBC One. Created and written by David Wolstencroft (Spooks, Shooting Dogs), The Escape Artist stars David Tennant (Doctor Who, True Love), Toby Kebbell (RocknRolla, Black Mirror), Sophie Okonedo (The Slap, Criminal Justice), and Ashley Jensen (Extras, Ugly Betty).
“The law often seems like an intellectual exercise”, says Wolstencroft, “But scr…

BBC One Confirm David Tennant Is To Star In The Escape Artist

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The official Twitter account of BBC One have confirmed tonight that David Tennant will star in brand new drama The Escape Artist. Other confirmed cast includes Ashley Jensen, Toby Kebbell and Sophie Okonedo.


The Escape Artist is a three part serial written by David Wolstencroft (Spooks) and made by Endor Productions. David Tennant plays Will Burton, a talented junior barrister of peerless intellect and winning charm who specialises in spiriting people out of tight legal corners. He is in high demand as he has never lost a case. But when his talents acquit the notorious prime suspect in an horrific murder trial, that brilliance comes back to bite him with unexpected and chilling results… not to mention a shocking twist in the tale.
The drama is due to start shooting today. Full details and other cast will be confirmed in the full BBC Media Centre press release, to follow shortly.
Source: @BBCOne

David Tennant & Olivia Colman Interviewed By Richard Arnold

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Daybreak presenter and showbiz editor Richard Arnold tweeted earlier this afternoon to say that he'd been interviewing David Tennant and Olivia Colman to promote their new ITV1 drama Broadchurch.
He said:
"New ITV1 drama Broadchurch coming soon. Great stuff. Cracking afternoon with stars David Tennant and Olivia Colman"

Visit our Broadchurch section here for more info.

David Tennant Narrates Penguins - Spy In The Huddle

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David Tennant narrates the latest John Downer Productions documentary, Penguins - Spy In The Huddle.
It will air on 11th February at 9.00pm on BBC One.
You can pre order the DVD which will be released on 8th April here.

Thanks to @JohnDownerProd

Broadcast Awards Announced Tonight

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The winners of the 2013 Broadcast Awards are announced in a ceremony held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London tonight. Twenty Twelve,  the spoof fly-on-the-wall documentary series starring Hugh Bonneville, Jessica Hynes and Olivia Colman and narrated by David Tennant is nominated for Best Comedy Programme.

The Broadcast Awards are at the heart of the industry calendar, shining a light on the UK's most acclaimed TV shows and the unsung talent that made it all possible. Every year over 1,200 of television's most influential individuals attend The Broadcast Awards black-tie evening. All entries have been judged on their creativity, quality, originality and results - in terms of ratings, critical acclaim and generally standing out from the crowd.

Click here for the full shortlist


Bridport Arts Centre Hosts Broadchurch Screening

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On Wednesday 6th February, Bridport Arts Centre will be hosting a charity screening of episode one of Broadchurch starring David Tennant, Olivia Colman and Arthur Darvill. The crime drama was partially shot in the Dorset town. 
Bridport Arts Centre say: On Wednesday 6 February 2013 at 7.30pm, Bridport Arts Centre will have a sneak preview of the first episode of Broadchurch.  This new ITV series starts at the end of February, so this is a unique opportunity to see it and hear about the making of it.
Local author Chris Chibnall wrote and created this new drama. The director James Strong and the producer, Richard Stokes will join him for a Q&A following the screening. Entry is free but seats must be reserved by calling the box office on 01308 424204.
Donations towards Cancer Research and Bridport Arts Centre can be made after the screening.
The screening is not suitable for children under 16.
Click here for more details and to book online
Find out more about Broadchurch here
Many than…

The Doctors Revisited On BBC America

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In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, BBC America is running a brand new series of specials called DOCTOR WHO: THE DOCTORS REVISITED throughout 2013. The monthly programmes are each dedicated to one of the eleven Doctors with stars of the show (Matt Smith, David Tennant, John Barrowman) and members of the creative team (Steven Moffat, Caro Skinner) talking about that Doctor, their influence, and the show during their era. The specials are supported by a selection of classic Doctor Who episodes.
The series started on Sunday 27th January with a special on William Hartnell’s First Doctor followed by a screening of The Aztecs (apologies for missing this one). The date for the second special on Patrick Troughton will be confirmed by BBC America very soon.

The first of the specials will shortly be made available on iTunes.
Thanks to the BBC America Press Office for the information


Watch David Tennant In Much Ado About Nothing Worldwide

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With the exciting news that David Tennant is to return to the Royal Shakespeare Company and star as Richard II from October 2013 (Read More)  it's the ideal opportunity for fans to catch up on some of his previous Shakespearean work.
The summer of 2011 saw David Tennant and Catherine Tate appear together on stage for the first time in a brand new production of William Shakespeare’s timeless comedy Much Ado About Nothing. Two young lovers Claudio and Hero are to be married imminently but the devious scheming of a resentful Prince looks set to thwart the nuptials. Meanwhile, marriage seems inconceivable for reluctant lovers Beatrice and Benedick whose endless witty sparring threatens to keep them apart forever. Directed by Josie Rourke, Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre, Much Ado About Nothing is one of Shakespeare’s great plays and reminds us all of the failings and triumphs of the human condition in our never ending search for perfect love.

Click here to download Much Ado Abou…

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Celebrated By Harlequin Goldsmiths Ltd Collection

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To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who the BBC have commissioned Harlequin Goldsmiths Ltd to create a range of limited edition statuaries and a jewellery collection for ladies and gentlemen crafted from 9ct Gold and Sterling Silver. Each month will feature the release of a different item, all of which are stamped with a unique Doctor Who hallmark.
For the first time in its history, the Goldsmiths’ Company Assay Office has granted the BBC the use of its iconic trademark to form part of a London hallmark. The BBC and Harlequin Goldsmiths are proud to announce the release of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary mark. Only Doctor Who statuaries and jewellery manufactured by Harlequin Goldsmiths in 2013 will bear this special hallmark, following which the mark will be discontinued and the punch presented to the BBC archives.

Check out some of the collection below:





To view the full collection and purchase any items please visit www.harlequin-goldsmiths.com/doctor-who

Many thanks to Harlequ…

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Countdown - Rise Of The Cybermen

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To celebrate the fact that 2013 is the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, we'll be taking a look back at all of the episodes of the show which featured David Tennant as the Doctor. At the end of our look back we'll be asking you, the fans, to vote for what you think is the ultimate David Tennant episode of Doctor Who....
We continue with the next David Tennant episode.... Rise Of The Cybermen
Read our previous Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Countdown posts here.

6. Rise Of The Cybermen
First Broadcast on 13th May 2006. Running Time: 45 Minutes. Viewing Figures: 9.20 million.
Written By Tom MacRae.
Directed By Graeme Harper.
Executive Producers Russell T Davies and Julie Gardner.
David-Tennant.com Rating: 9/10



Synopsis:
The Tardis is trapped on a parallel Earth and the population is preparing for the ultimate upgrade. But sinister forces are at work and The Doctor runs up against an old enemy, The Cybermen.

Extras:Promotional Photos | On Set Photos | Screen Caps | Articles | Videos




Production …

Photos: David Tennant Hosts The BBC Audio Drama Awards

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David Tennant hosted the BBC Audio Drama Awards at Broadcasting House in London last night. Photos have now started to appear from the event, which saw the likes of Vicky McClure, Andrew Scott and David Troughton receiving honours for their contributions to audio drama last year.Two productions that David worked on were honoured: Murray Gold received the Tinniswood Award for Best Radio Drama Script for Kafka The Musical while Believe It! won the Best Scripted Comedy section.

Speaking back in 2011 at the launch of the first awards, David said:
"The quality of our radio drama is one of the things that makes me proud to be British. Acting on the radio is challenging, inspiring, delicate and always a privilege. Radio drama is often overlooked and undervalued next to its showier younger siblings on the television and in the cinema, and yet it is on the wireless that so many important and brilliant talents have been discovered and nurtured. I am delighted radio drama is being celebrate…

Believe It! And Kafka Among Winners In The BBC Audio Drama Awards

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David Tennant was the host of the second BBC Audio Drama Awards tonight. The awards pay tribute to the cultural importance of audio drama, on air and online, and are intended to give recognition to the actors, writers, producers, sound designers and others who work in the genre. David was among an illustrious guest list at the Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House in London, which also included Maxine Peake, Stephen Mangan, Andrew Davies, Sian Phillips, Nicholas Parsons and fellow Doctor Sylvester McCoy.

Two productions that David himself was involved with were nominated this year and happily there was award success for both. Screenwriter Andrew Davies announced that the winner of the Tinniswood Award for Best Radio Script was Murray Gold for Kafka The Musical, which was recorded starring David Tennant as Franz Kafka for broadcast in 2011. Nicholas Parsons then presented the Best Scripted Comedy award to Jon Canter for his spoof autobiography series Believe It! which starred Richard Wi…

David Tennant Hosts The BBC Audio Drama Awards This Evening

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David Tennant is due to be taking up compère duties again tonight for the second annual BBC Audio Drama Awards. David hosted the inaugural awards last year where he was also named Best Actor in an Audio Drama for his role in Kafka The Musical.The ceremony will be held in the Radio Theatre at Broadcasting House in London.

Two of David's audio projects are up for awards this year:

Believe It! -writtenby Jon Canter and produced by Clive Brill of Pacificus Productions. The comedy series starred Richard Wilson, David Tennant, Arabella Weir and John Sessions and purported to be based on Wilson's own life. The show is nominated for Best Scripted Comedy.

Kafka The Musical - written by Murray Gold and produced and directed by Jeremy Mortimer. David Tennant stars as Franz Kafka, who finds he has to play himself in a musical about his own life. The judges from the Society of Authors and the Writers' Guild of Great Britain said: "Kafka The Musical genuinely took the listener somew…

David Tennant And Emilia Fox In Every Seventh Wave: More Information

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David Tennant and Emilia Fox return to their roles as Leo and Emmi in Every Seventh Wave for BBC Radio 4 on Valentine's Day, 14th February. The drama is the follow up to Love Virtually, broadcast last year; both productions are adapted from the novels by Austrian author Daniel Glattauer.

The BBC say:


Every Seventh Wave is the eagerly awaited sequel to Radio 4’s witty and compelling love story Love Virtually in 2011, and sees Leo returning from Boston having cut off all email communication with Emmi.
Emmi's husband had found out about the relationship that started when Emmi sent an email to Leo’s inbox by accident - and this revelation caused their relationship to implode. After repeated attempts to contact him, Emmi finally receives an answer from Leo, but can the internet lovers rekindle their written romance? And will they ever meet?
With David Tennant and Emilia Fox.
Adapted by Eileen Horne from the sequel by Daniel Glattauer. Producer/Clive Brill for Pacificus Productions

Update And Images: The Big Chief Studios Tenth Doctor Collectable Figure

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Priority pre-orders for the Big Chief Studios Tenth Doctor 1:6 Scale 50th Anniversary Edition Collector Figure went live yesterday with the Signature edition selling out in just 30 minutes. The Limited edition version is still available and goes on general preorder from 6pm GMT tonight.




Check out a gallery of images of this very exciting and collectable figure

Visit the Big Chief studios website for more details




David Tennant & Usain Bolt Star In Virgin Media's Latest Broadband Campaign

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Virgin Media have unveiled their latest broadband ad campaign which showcases their superfast broadband connections. David Tennant is joined by the World's Fastest Man - Usain Bolt for the ad which also features a rather dodgy Usain lookalike!
You can read about our day with David Tennant on the set of the ad campaign here.
And download some caps from the advert here.
Find out more about Virgin Media at www.virginmedia.com

Richard II Stratford-Upon-Avon Show Times & Ticket Prices

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The RSC have revealed the show times for David Tennant's run as Richard II in Stratford-Upon-Avon.
The show's press night will take place on Thursday 17th October at 7.00pm and there will be a post show chat on Wednesday 16th October - although it is not known if David Tennant will take part in the chat.
Tickets are not currently on sale, but Priority booking opens on Monday 11th February 2013.
You can read more details in the RSC Winter 2013 Season Guide here.

Ticket prices are as follows:
Preview: £30, £25, £20, £15, £12 (Restricted View)
All Performances (Except Saturday Evening): £40, £35, £30, £18, £14 (Restricted View)
Saturday Evening: £50, £40, £35, £20, £14 (Restricted View)

Show times and dates are as follows:
Thursday, 10 October, 2013 7:30pm
Friday, 11 October, 2013 7:30pm
Saturday, 12 October, 2013 7:30pm
Monday, 14 October, 2013 7:30pm
Tuesday, 15 October, 2013 7:30pm
Wednesday, 16 October, 2013 7:30pm (Post Show Director & Cast Chat)
Thursday, 17 October, 2013 7pm (P…

Read The RSC Winter 2013 Season Guide Online

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You can read the Royal Shakespeare Company's Winter 2013 Season Guide below, with many thanks to The RSC.
It contains information on David Tennant's Richard II, Wolf Hall, Bring Up The Bodies and Wendy & Peter Pan.

Episode 3 Of Spies Of Warsaw On TVP1 Tonight

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The third episode of Spies Of Warsaw (Szpiedzy w Warszawie) will be shown on TVP1 in Poland tonight.

We pick up the action as an alarmed Pakulski (Marcin Dorocinski) investigates the kidnapping of Mercier (David Tennant). At the same time, Mercier regains consciousness in the trunk of the car standing in an old, disused factory. Gestapo officer Voss (Rad Kaim) tries to squeeze out of Mercier who else he has recruited.

Watch Spies Of Warsaw on TVP1 at 8.30pm tonight


Watch The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists On Sky Movies Premiere From Today

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The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists featuring the voices of Hugh Grant and David Tennant has its channel premiere on Sky Movies in the UK today. The first showing is at 4pm this afternoon on Sky Movies Premiere HD, and it can also be seen on Sky 3D at 9.30am

Sky say:
Avast ye, as the crew behind Wallace & Gromit set a course for skulduggery and animated anarchy with author Gideon Defoe’s underachieving Pirate Captain (here voiced by Hugh Grant). Determined - if unlikely - to win the coveted Pirate of the Year award, the hapless buccaneer's fortunes change when he runs into the young Charles Darwin (David Tennant). But while Lady Luck may be with him, pirate-hating Queen Victoria (Imelda Staunton) most certainly is not. A bounty of cutlass-sharp observation and yo-ho-ho for young lubbers and old sea-dogs alike

Check out the Sky Movies website for details of other listings for the film

If you don't subscribe to Sky Movies, don't forget you can always grab a copy of …

Spies Of Warsaw US DVD and Blu-Ray Release Date

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Spies Of Warsaw will be released on Region 1 DVD (North America) and on Blu-Ray with bonus ultraviolet disc on Tuesday 16th April 2013


About Spies Of Warsaw
Starring: David Tennant , Janet Montgomery Directed by: Coky Giedroyc Produced by: Richard Fell Written by: Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais

David Tennant (Doctor Who) and Janet Montgomery (Entourage) keep you guessing in this intense spy thriller based on the Alan Furst novel. Set in Poland, Paris, and Berlin at the onset of World War II, the aristocratic French attaché to Warsaw, Jean-François Mercier (Tennant), feels drawn to the world of espionage and intrigue while he engages in a passionate, illicit love affair with Anna (Montgomery), a Parisian lawyer for the League of Nations. Shot on location. 3 hours on 1 Disc.

Spies Of Warsaw will be shown on BBC America starting from the 3rd April at 9pm/8c as part of the Dramaville block.
Pre order you DVD here.
Pre order your Blu-Ray here.

Canadian fans please visit the BBC Canada shop
Thanks…

Spies Of Warsaw Broadcast Date Confirmed For BBC America

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Spies Of Warsaw starring David Tennant and Janet Montgomery will be shown on BBC America in two parts on Wednesday 3rd April and Wednesday 10th April at 9pm/8c. The show makes up part of BBC America’s acclaimed Dramaville programming block.

From the BBC America Press Office

Atmospheric and true to Furst's original tales, Spies of Warsaw is a pleasingly retro tale rich with intrigue.” –British GQ
Adapted by renowned Emmy®-winning writing team Dick Clement (Across the Universe, Tracey Takes On…) and Ian La Frenais (Across the Universe, Tracey Takes On…) and executive produced by Richard Fell (Outcasts), Spies of Warsaw is based on New York Times Bestselling author Alan Furst’s acclaimed novel. David Tennant (Broadchurch, Doctor Who, Fright Night, Hamlet) and Janet Montgomery (Made in Jersey, Black Swan, Entourage) star in the thrilling spy story set in Poland, Paris and London in the years leading up to the Second World War. Spies of Warsaw premieres over two nights - Wednesday, Ap…