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NEW ZEALAND: Episode 4 Of Broadchurch Premieres On TV ONE Tonight

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The second series of Broadchurch continues in New Zealand tonight and reaches the half way mark. The fourth episode airs on TV ONE at 8.35pm.
In tonight's episode Miller is struggling to control her sister Lucy amid family tensions, Alec must confront his demons, and Mark Latimer has to make a decision. Viewers can expect many more twists and turns as the story builds toward a dramatic conclusion. 
Cast List: Alec Hardy - David Tennant Ellie Miller - Olivia Colman Mark Latimer - Andrew Buchan Beth Latimer - Jodie Whittaker Jocelyn Knight - Charlotte Rampling Sharon Bishop - Marianne Jean-Baptiste Rev Paul Coates - Arthur Darvill Claire Ripley - Eve Myles Lee Ashworth - James D'Arcy Judge Sonia Sharma - Meera Syal Maggie Radcliffe - Carolyn Pickles Olly Stevens - Jonathan Bailey Lucy Stevens - Tanya Franks Abby Thompson - Phoebe Waller-Bridge Ben Haywood - William Andrews Joe Miller - Matthew Gravelle Cate Gillespie - Amanda Drew Ricky Gillespie - Shaun Dooley Tess Henchard - Lucy Cohu Nige Carter -…

Possible Airdate For David Tennant's Episode Of Just A Minute

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The Radio Times are now listing David Tennant's episode of radio panel show Just A Minute as the new series opener on Monday 9th February.

The long running show, now in its 47th year, returns for a 71st series on BBC Radio 4. Nicholas Parsons hosts the classic comedy game in which the contestants are challenged to speak on a given subject for a minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation. David recorded his appearance on the show last Friday night. 

David's fellow panellists are Stephen Fry, Julian Clary and Paul Merton, and the episode is listed to air on BBC Radio Four at 6.30pm on 9th February. 

At present the BBC have yet to confirm the schedule and still list a different episode on their programme information page, originally posted a week ago. The full BBC Radio listing for the week commencing 9th February will be available within the next couple of days.



LAST CHANCE! Vote David Tennant & Richard II In The What's On Stage Awards - Voting Closes Today!

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A quick reminder that voting for the What's On Stage Awards closes TODAY and that David Tennant needs your votes!

David received a nomination for Best Actor In A Play for his lead role performance in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Richard II at the Barbican Theatre in London. Other nominees in the category include Tom Hiddleston (Coriolanus), Tom Bateman (Shakespeare In Love), Mark Strong (A View From The Bridge) and Richard Armitage (The Crucible).  

Richard II is also nominated in the Best Play Revival Category, against Blythe Spirit, Coriolanus, The Crucible and A Streetcar Named Desire. 

The Royal Shakespeare Company's artistic director Gregory Doran is nominated for Best Direction for Richard II. 

The winners of the awards are decided by you, the fans. 

Cast your votes here!

The winners will be announced at the What's On Stage Awards ceremony at Prince of Wales Theatre  in London on 15th February and will be broadcast live via the What's On Stage webs…

Eve Myles Talks David Tennant "He’s a very genuine, generous, outstanding leading man"

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Broadchurch actress Eve Myles has been talking to the Radio Times about working with David Tennant on the ITV drama and she's full of praise for him and his acting:
“He’s a very genuine, generous, outstanding leading man and I really can’t speak highly enough of him. He’s a dear friend. And I’m really pleased that we’ve got someone like David Tennant in the UK to fly the flag for us as a brilliant British actor.”

Eve also admits that she was thrilled to see David receive a Special Recognition award at this year's National Television Awards earlier this month:
“There was nobody more deserving for that award. He deserved it in abundance, and I was so happy and pleased for him.”

Broadchurch continues Monday 2nd February at 9pm on ITV and 10pm on TV3

NEW ZEALAND: David Tennant Talks Time Travel On The Real History Of Science Fiction Tonight

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David Tennant contributes to a brand new episode of The Real History Of Science Fiction which premieres on BBC Knowledge in New Zealand tonight.

The four part series takes an in depth look at the many worlds of science fiction with contributions from some of the best known faces from the genre, including artists, actors, writers and directors. David Tennant appears on tonight's show which focuses on Time. 

The Real History Of Science Fiction From Star Wars to 2001: A Space Odyssey, and from Jurassic Park to Doctor Who, each program is packed with contributors behind these creations and traces the developments of robots, space, invasion and time. Narrated by Mark Gatiss, Doctor Who writer, actor, and co-creator of Sherlock, the series determines why science fiction is not merely a genre… for its audience it is a portal to a multi-verse – one that is all too easy to get lost in.
Part 4 - Time
Saturday 31st January, 7.30pm
BBC Knowledge What if we could travel not just through space, but t…

DENMARK: Watch David Tennant In Foyle's War On DR1 Today

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David Tennant appears in Foyle's War this afternoon on DR1 in the first season episode  A Lesson In Murder. David plays a conscientious objector, Theo Howard, in the wartime crime drama starring Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks. The episode also stars Oliver Ford Davies, Sophia Myles and Danny Dyer and originally aired in the UK in 2002.

Kriminalkommissær Foyle DR1, 13:45, d. 30. jan. Engelsk krimiserie fra 2002.
"En lektion i mord" En ung pacifist findes død i politiets varetægt, og få dage senere bliver en mursten med et trusselsbrev smidt gennem ruden hos dommeren, der fik ham arresteret. Er nogen ude på at hævne den unge mand? Kriminalkommissær Foyle efterforsker sagen, som forvandles til en mordsag, da en lille dreng bliver offer for en bombe, der tilsyneladende var tiltænkt dommeren.
Originaltitel: Foyle's War
Foyle's War DR1, 13:45, 30th January English crime series from 2002.
"A Lesson In Murder" A young pacifist is found dead in police custody, and …

VIDEO: David Tennant Narrates Hamster The Toilet Paper Thief

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David Tennant narrates an extract from the new John Downer Productions TV series Pets - Wild At Heart. In the clip, a hamster escapee turn thief, stuffing his cheeks with toilet paper which he uses in an unconventional way!

Watch it here:



The BBC One broadcast of the series finished last night, but both episodes are still available to view again on BBC iPlayer.
Pets - Wild At Heart is a BBC/PBS co-production and will be aired on public television channels in the USA later this year. 


Rachael Taylor Joins David Tennant In Marvel's Jessica Jones

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Rachael Taylor (Gray's Anatomy, Transformers) is the latest addition to the cast of Marvel's A.K.A. Jessica Jones. Australian star Rachael will play Patricia 'Trish' Walker, also known as Hellcat. She joins previously confirmed cast members Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), Mike Colter (Luke Cage) and David Tennant (Kilgrave) in the thirteen part Netflix series due for release later this year or early in 2016.


A.K.A.Jessica Jones follows a former superhero, the titular Jones, who has hung up her cape after a traumatic experience and has set herself up as a private eye in New York City, specialising in cases involving people with special powers. However her world is disrupted when a dark figure from her past reappears. Former model and child star turned radio talk show host Trish, known to her fans as 'Patsy' Walker, is Jessica Jones' closest friend and emotional anchor. She helps Jessica embark on the most dangerous case of her career.
David Tennant plays Zebed…

PHOTOS: David Tennant At The TCA Summer Press Tour 2012 #ThrowbackThursday

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In August 2012, David Tennant attended the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour. David was part of the BBC America panel to promote the miniseries Spies Of Warsaw

The series was adapted from the novels of Alan Furst and was a joint production between BBC Four, BBC America, TV Poland and ARTEFrance. David played Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier, the military attaché to the French embassy in Warsaw and spy in the years leading up to the Second World War. His work is complicated when he falls for Anna (Janet Montgomery), a lawyer working for the United Nations. Spies Of Warsaw was due to air on BBC America early in 2013.

At the time David had just completed work on the BBC series The Politician's Husband. Shortly after his return to the UK he began work on the first series of Broadchurch for ITV. 
















BROADCHURCH: Timeshifted Viewings Boost Episode 3 Ratings

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Timeshifted viewings for the third episode of the ITV drama Broadchurch show a huge jump in viewers watching by catch up services in the week following the original broadcast on Monday 19th January. The original live figure of 5.66 million increased by 53% to 8.71m, representing 3.05m viewing via PVR, catch up services or online.

Broadchurch is currently scheduled in the Monday night 9pm slot against the long-running BBC forensics series Silent Witness. Each two part story is broadcast across consecutive Monday and Tuesday evenings. Last week Silent Witness edged ahead of Broadchurch in the overnights, attracting 5.87 million. Timeshifted viewings have increased this by 2.59m (44%) to 8.46m. 

Broadchurch continues with Episode 5 on Monday 2nd February on ITV at 9pm as Alec Hardy (David Tennant) and Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) reconsider the Sandbrook case in the light of the new information they have received.


UK & USA RELEASE: Romeo & Juliet BBC Radio 3 Audio Book

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The BBC Radio Three full cast production of Romeo And Juliet will be released as an unabridged CD audiobook in the UK and the USA today.

Originally broadcast in April 2012, the play was recorded along with Twelfth Night as part of the BBC's Shakespeare Unlocked celebration. Trystan Gravelle and Vanessa Kirby star as the tragic lovers while David Tennant appears as Prince Escalus. The cast also includes Ron Cook, Rose Cavaliero, Adam James and David's future Broadchurch co-star Joe Sims. The production was directed by Jessica Dromgoole. 

UK: Order your copy here
USA: Order your copy here



AUDIO OFFER: Buy David Tennant In Medicinal Purposes For Just £5

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David Tennant's 2004 recording, Medicinal Purposes, will be available for just £5.00 for a limited period only as part of the latest Big Finish Doctor Who Main Range special offer. 


For the next five days, stories 51-100 of the main Big Finish Doctor Who range are being reduced in price to £5 each on either Download or CD. The special price will remain until the morning of Monday 2nd February (UK time).
The available titles include adventures featuring the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Doctors and classic foes such as the Ice Warriors, Cybermen and Davros and the Daleks. Titles can be bought individually or in bundles. To find out about all the titles on offer click here.
David Tennant starred alongside Colin Baker in Medicinal Purposes a year before his first TV appearance as the Tenth Doctor. David played Daft Jamie as the Doctor investigates the secrets behind the infamous grave robbers Burke and Hare.Click here to purchase.

Medicinal Purposes Edinburgh, 1827.
The infamous body …

VIDEO: David Tennant On Radio Times Covers, Marvel Casting And Secrets

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David Tennant spoke to the Radio Times last night as he attended the annual Radio Times Covers Party. As well as being presented with his RT covers from last year, David was also given a special award commemorating his record breaking 25 cover appearances in the last ten years.

"I'm very, very pleased," said David of his award, before confessing that he displays the framed pictures in his downstairs toilet. "I like other people to feel intimidated," he joked.

David was tight-lipped on details about his newest project, playing Marvel Comics supervillain Zebediah Kilgrave in the upcoming Netflix series AKA Jessica Jones.

"I grew up on Marvel Comics so it's very exciting to be part of their ever expanding entertainment empire," he said. "I love the movies, I love the TV shows that they do so I'm very pleased to be part of one."

Watch Radio Times' exclusive video of David's interview here:




David is currently appearing in the new serie…

USA RELEASE: Gracepoint DVD Now Shipping From Amazon

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The American DVD of Gracepoint is now shipping from Amazon.com
You can buy your copy here
The discs will be manufactured on demand.

About Gracepoint:
When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach by a jutting cliff-face, a major police investigation gets underway in the northern California seaside town where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a homicide, the case turns neighbor against neighbor and sparks a media frenzy, which not only throws the boy's family into further turmoil, but also threatens to upend the lives of all of the town's residents.

Leading the murder investigation is Detective EMMETT CARVER (David Tennant, “Broadchurch,” “Doctor Who”) a by-the-book cop who has just arrived in Gracepoint to fill a high position in the town's police force. That job previously had been promised to Detective ELLIE MILLER (Anna Gunn, “Breaking Bad”) who, in light of the tragedy, must put any resentment aside and work the case with her prickly new boss.
In Canada a DVD and Blu ra…

UK PREMIERE: Pets Wild At Heart Narrated By David Tennant Continues Tonight

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David Tennant's new documentary, Pets Wild At Heart, continues on BBC One tonight at 8pm.

About the episode:
Take another walk on the wild side with our favourite pets. Extraordinary photography reveals their hidden senses and secret communication skills. Dogs take a car trip through Paris, using their legendary sense of smell to show us a very different city. A hamster uses his remarkable senses to stage a great escape and then deploys more navigational talents to find his way home. Cats become intoxicated on the scent of a plant and suffer the consequences.

A budgie shows his hidden charms to his mate as, under UV light, his crown and cheeks positively glow. Goldfish reveal secret senses that can detect the slightest water movement. A guinea pig gives birth and the newborns receive surprising care from their father. In South America, where guinea pigs have lived with people for 7,000 years, they express the true meaning of their entertaining calls.

When we groom a horse we speak the…

NORWAY PREMIERE: Broadchurch Continues Tonight - Series 2, Episode 4

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The second series of Broadchurch continues in Norway tonight, with the fourth episode airing on NRK1 at 9.35pm

In tonight's episode Miller is struggling to control her sister Lucy amid family tensions, Alec must confront his demons, and Mark Latimer has to make a decision. Viewers can expect many more twists and turns as the story builds toward a dramatic conclusion. 
Cast List: Alec Hardy - David Tennant Ellie Miller - Olivia Colman Mark Latimer - Andrew Buchan Beth Latimer - Jodie Whittaker Jocelyn Knight - Charlotte Rampling Sharon Bishop - Marianne Jean-Baptiste Rev Paul Coates - Arthur Darvill Claire Ripley - Eve Myles Lee Ashworth - James D'Arcy Judge Sonia Sharma - Meera Syal Maggie Radcliffe - Carolyn Pickles Olly Stevens - Jonathan Bailey Lucy Stevens - Tanya Franks Abby Thompson - Phoebe Waller-Bridge Ben Haywood - William Andrews Joe Miller - Matthew Gravelle Cate Gillespie - Amanda Drew Ricky Gillespie - Shaun Dooley Tess Henchard - Lucy Cohu Nige Carter - Joe Sims Tom Miller - Adam Wils…

PRESS ROUND UP: The Press Report On David Tennant Being Cast in Marvel's Jessica Jones

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Since yesterday's big news that David Tennant has been cast in the new Marvel / Netflix series A.K.A Jessica Jones, almost every press site in the UK and the USA have reported on it.
Here is a collection of the biggest articles on the subject:
USA News Sites Entertainment WeeklyVarietyLA TimesHollywood ReporterEmpire OnlineHey You GuysThe WrapZimbioBuzzfeedEntertainmentWiseTV.comNew York Daily NewsMovie PilotYahoo MoviesMTV
UK News Sites  Radio TimesSky NewsBest DailyThe TelegraphThe IndependentDaily MailScotland NowThe Mirror

PRESS REVIEWS: Broadchurch Series 2 Episode 4

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Below is a round up of press reviews of last night's episode of Broadchurch which saw Ellie struggle to control her sister Lucy amid family tensions, Alec confront his demons, and Mark Latimer make a decision.


All reviews will contain spoilers 

The Independent says "David Tennant and Olivia Colman are hard to fault as incongruent police partners DI Hardy and DS Miller"

The Telegraph want to know if Hardy has been sleeping with Claire.

EntertainmentWise look at the shock new twist in the Danny Latimer trial

The Radio Times says "Broadchurch is back on track"

Forbes says "Now Two Compelling Stories Collide"

The Daily Express looks at the reaction to the episode using twitter

The Mirror  say "Broadchurch still has me hooked despite the backlash from the nit-picking brigade"

The Huffington Post still aren't enjoying the series though they are pleased to see Pauline Quirke return to her role as Susan Wright.

The Guardian are rather damning with their…

FAN REACTION: Broadchurch Series 2, Episode 4

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On 26th January the fourth episode of the second series of Broadchurch premiered in the UK and Ireland and we asked fans on our Facebook page what they thought of the drama.

The episode saw Ellie struggle to control her sister Lucy amid family tensions, Alec confront his demons, and Mark Latimer make a decision.

Thanks to all of you who replied, we loved reading all your thoughts and don't forget to join the chat over on our Facebook fan page here.


Please do not read the comments if you have not seen the episode as they contain spoilers.



Emma Ingleton 
Things are really hotting up in Dorset. So clever how the two cases are being woven together. I wasn't sure when I heard about series 2 but it is really fantastic. So much tension and mystery, can't wait for next week. Also incredible performances from all the cast. Especially loving the writing for Alec and Ellie.

Bev Lawrence  Absolutely brilliant. This is shaping up very nicely. Excellent writing from Chris Chibnall and some won…

What We Did on Our Holiday Competition - The Winners

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Our three winners have been announced in the competition to win a copy of What We Did On Our Holiday on DVD. They are:

E. Wallace - Fife
S. Robson - Tyne & Wear
C. Shelley - Hampshire

The winners have been notified by email and will recieve their discs shortly.

Thank you to the hundreds of you who entered and commiserations to all of you who didn't win. Remember that the film, starring David Tennant, Rosamund Pike and Billy Connolly is now available to own as of yesterday.

Order your copy here: Order the DVD from Amazon Order the Blu-Ray from Amazon Order a digital copy from iTunes
What We Did On Our Holiday Doug (David Tennant), his wife Abi (Rosamund Pike) and their children visit the Scottish highlands to celebrate Doug’s father Gordie’s (Billy Connolly) 75th birthday. The couple intend to keep their impending divorce a secret from the unwell Gordie during their trip, but soon discover that with three quick-witted children in tow honesty might have to be the best policy.



RATINGS: Broadchurch Back On Top In The Monday Night Clash Of The Crime Dramas

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Broadchurch was the slot winner this week in the Monday night 9pm clash between the ITV thriller and the long-running BBC One forensics drama Silent Witness.

Broadchurch attracted 5.6 million viewers (22.7%) over Silent Witness at 5.5m (22.5%). The figures represented a drop for both shows last night, Broadchurch dropping 100,000 viewers on episode 3, Silent Witness losing 400,000 compared to last week.

Last night's audience figures were the lowest so far for the ITV show which opened to 7.6 m watching live, climbing to 10.9m via catch up viewings.

Elsewhere, David Starkey's Magna Carta  drew 1.5m (6.1%) to BBC Two, The Undateables on Channel 4 was watched by 2.2m (8.8%), and Celebrity Big Brother on Channel 5 brought in 2.6m (10.4%).


REVIEW: Broadchurch Episode 4 - Old Secrets, New Suspects

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As the second series of Broadchurch reaches its halfway point, new twists and turns have thrown both cases wide open. In Sandbrook, one of the protagonists has lost his alibi. And in Broadchurch a malevolent presence returns to place someone else at the crime scene. As Alec Hardy (David Tennant) and Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) must trust one case to the hands of the barristers, they increasingly turn their attention to shedding some light on the other. 


The trial of Joe Miller (Matthew Gravelle) continues, and the episode seems to have the balance better this time with less of a focus on the protracted questioning sequences, and more on the behind the scenes work, as both Sharon Bishop (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) and Jocelyn Knight (Charlotte Rampling) work to arm themselves for the continued conflict. “It’s a game to them,” Lee Ashworth (James D'Arcy) tells Ellie, and from Abby Thompson’s (Phoebe Waller-Bridge) gleeful speculation about who else they could put in the frame it does l…

REVIEW: Broadchurch: Over The Side: A Series Two Original Short Story

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The latest installment from Erin Kelly in her collection of short stories about Broadchurch focuses on Alec Hardy's life at the beginning of the Sandbrook case. Told through the eyes of his then wife, Tess Henchard, the story dates back to April 2012. The tale opens with Tess involved in a clandestine meeting in a lay-by with her secret lover, Dave, a colleague of both herself and Alec at the South Mercia police station where they work. 
We've only just been introduced to Tess on the TV series, but this book provides an in depth look at her character and the feelings of guilt that she encounters when trying to hide her affair from a husband she's fallen out of love with and her feelings of contempt due to the fact that she believes he hasn't even noticed.

Alec is as we know him, work driven and apparently emotionally shut off. He is leading the case for two missing girls in Sandbrook and just three days in to the enquiry the case becomes a murder hunt after he discovers …