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David Tennant To Appear On Room 101 - Free Ticket Ballot Open Now

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David Tennant will soon be recording a guest appearance on the BBC1 panel show Room 101 hosted by Frank Skinner.

The long-running comedy moan-fest sees stars try to get their pet peeves banished to Room 101 forever - the title is of course a reference to the room of horrors created by George Orwell in 1984. Each episode sees host Frank encourage three celebrities to reveal what rubs them up the wrong way, and he chooses the most deserving to be eliminated forever. The other two guests appearing alongside David are veteran broadcaster Sir Trevor McDonald and Irish actress and comedian Aisling Bea. 

David records his episode on Tuesday 27th October at Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire and the ballot for free tickets is currently open. 

Apply here

Broadcast date is to be confirmed.

UPDATED - FRANCE: TF1 Adapting The Escape Artist For French TV

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Following France 2's announcement that they are to remake the UK series Broadchurch as Malaterra, another of David Tennant's recent dramas will also soon be remade for French TV.

This time, the legal thriller The Escape Artist gets the Gallic treatment after the rights to the drama were snapped up by Makever-owned company Vema Production and commissioned by TF1. The 2013 BBC One series, created by Spooks writer David Wolstencroft, followed a highly skilled defence barrister with a reputation for securing release for even the most hopeless cases. However, his life changes forever when he takes on the defence of the suspect in a brutal murder charge. The original three-part drama also starred Toby Kebbell and Sophie Okonedo, and David Tennant received the BAFTA Scotland Best Actor award for his performance.

The French version will comprise two 90-minute episodes and will star Gregory Fitoussi (Spiral, Mr. Selfridge), Joey Starr (Polisse) and Mélanie Doutey (The Connection) and wil…

US PRE-ORDER - Doctor Who: Christmas Specials DVD & Blu-Ray Box Sets

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2015 marks ten years since Doctor Who returned to our TV screens, and that also means ten years of Christmas Specials. To celebrate, the BBC is releasing Doctor Who: Christmas Specials a box set of all of the Doctor's yuletide adventures to date, starting with David Tennant's first full appearance in the role in The Christmas Invasion (2005), leading up to Peter Capaldi's first festive adventure, Last Christmas (2014). 

The specials star David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi as the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors respectively, alongside a whole host of guest stars, including Catherine Tate, Kylie Minogue, David Morrissey, Michael Gambon, Katherine Jenkins and Nick Frost. Doctor Who: Christmas Specials will be available as a Region 1 3-disc Blu-Ray set or 4-disc DVD set from Tuesday 24th November in the USA.

Full episode list:
Tenth Doctor - David Tennant
The Christmas InvasionThe Runaway BrideVoyage Of The DamnedThe Next DoctorThe End Of Time (Parts 1&2)Eleventh …

REVIEW - Out Today - Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Issue #2.1 From Titan Comics

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Titan Comics launches the second year of ongoing adventures with the Tenth Doctor with the release of Issue #2.1, available in comic stores and online from today. The new story arc offers the ideal jumping on point for new readers and this year Titan promise 14 issues a year, including one double issue special, appearing every four weeks.  

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor - Year 2
Issue #2.1 - ‘The Singer Not The Song', Part 1 A fresh new start to an all-new Year Two, as the Tenth Doctor ongoing series takes to the stars! Looking for rest and relaxation, the Tenth Doctor and companion Gabriella Gonzalez take a trip to Earth Station Presley, a mining platform around an enormous gas giant – and home to one of the most spectacular sensory experiences in the universe! The gas giant is a perfect example of human colonists living in harmony with indigenous life – in this case, the Shan’tee: conceptual beings perceived by humans as hauntingly beautiful music! But the Doctor and Gabby are walking…

UK PREORDER - Doctor Who: The 10 Christmas Specials DVD & Blu-Ray Box Set

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2015 marks ten years since Doctor Who returned to our TV screens, and that also means ten years of Christmas Specials. To celebrate, the BBC is releasing The 10 Christmas Specials, a box set of all of the Doctor's yuletide adventures to date, starting with David Tennant's first full appearance in the role in The Christmas Invasion (2005), leading up to Peter Capaldi's first festive adventure, Last Christmas (2014). 

The specials star David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi as the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors respectively, alongside a whole host of guest stars, including Catherine Tate, Kylie Minogue, David Morrissey, Michael Gambon, Katherine Jenkins and Nick Frost. The 10 Christmas Specials will be available as a Region 2 3-disc Blu-Ray set or 4-disc DVD set from Monday 26th October in the UK.




Full episode list:
Tenth Doctor - David Tennant
The Christmas InvasionThe Runaway BrideVoyage Of The DamnedThe Next DoctorThe End Of Time (Parts 1&2)Eleventh Doctor - Mat…

VIDEO: David Tennant Voices New Campaign For The Scotsman

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David Tennant has lent his vocals to a stunning new ad campaign from The Scotsman newspaper.
Today sees the launch of their new look print issue and an online presence which sees them launch four new channels.

View the new ad featuring David's rousing vocals below:


Find out more about The Scotsman here

USA - OUT TODAY: Doctor Who - The Time Lord Letters

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A new Doctor Who book, Doctor Who: The Time Lord Letters, is released in the USA today.

No one could travel through history – past present and future – as much as the Doctor does without leaving an impression. Much of what we know about this mysterious figure comes from what he does – the planets he saves and the monsters he defeats. But until now we’ve had little knowledge of his writings.

The Time Lord Letters is a unique collection of over one hundred letters, notes, and jottings both by and to the Doctor – correspondence by turns entertaining and inspiring, funny and flippant, brilliant and incredible.

From the Doctor’s plea to the Time Lords to help end the War Games to an extract from the written defence he submitted at his subsequent trial; from his application for the post of Caretaker at Coal Hill School to his apology to the Queen for missing dinner; from telepathic messages to the High Council on Gallifrey to his famous letter to Santa Claus – like the Doctor himself, the …

UK: LEGO Dimensions Is Out Now!! Grab Your Starter Pack Today... The Doctor Is Coming...

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LEGO Dimensions starter pack for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3 and Wii U, featuring Doctor Who, is out now in the Uk

CLICK HERE TO BUY LEGO DIMENSIONS STARTER PACK ONLINE!

The world of Doctor Who is set to collide with the multi-universe mash up video game LEGO Dimensions.  The game includes characters from the LEGO movie, Lord Of The Rings, DC Comics, The Simpsons and Back To the Future joining forces to battle an invader. Players will also be able to play as past regenerations of the Doctor - including David Tennant's Tenth Doctor (above) in a special Doctor Who mission available through the Doctor Who Level Pack.

Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Michelle Gomez  will be voicing the characters of The Doctor, Clara and Missy in the LEGO Dimensions starter pack.


For more Doctor Who action fans will be able to purchase the add-on Doctor Who Level Pack. This includes all of the Doctor's previous incarnations, including the War Doctor, as playable characters voiced by the relevant …

OUT THIS WEEK: Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor - Year 2 Issue #1 From Titan Comics

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Titan Comics launches the second year of ongoing adventures with the Tenth Doctor. Issue #2.1 will be available in comic stores and online this Wednesday, 30th September.

This year Nick Abadzis steps up as sole writer with artwork by Eleonora Carlini alternating with Elena Casagrande. The Doctor and Gabby's adventures pick up from the events of the Year 1 finale and the recent five issue multi-Doctor summer special, Doctor Who: Four Doctors. The new story arc offers the ideal jumping on point for new readers and this year Titan promise 14 issues a year, including one double issue special, appearing every four weeks.  




Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor - Year 2
Issue #2.1 - ‘The Singer Not The Song', Part 1 A fresh new start to an all-new Year Two, as the Tenth Doctor ongoing series takes to the stars! Looking for rest and relaxation, the Tenth Doctor and companion Gabriella Gonzalez take a trip to Earth Station Presley, a mining platform around an enormous gas giant – and home to one of…

USA: Season 4 Of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Guest Starring David Tennant Premieres October 25th On Nickelodeon

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Season 4 of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will have its American premiere on Sunday 25th October on Nickelodeon according to the show's official Twitter account (UPDATE - now confirmed during the TMNT panel at New York Comic Con).

Following the emotional and earth-shattering finale of Season 3 on Sunday, the four amphibious heroes found themselves pulled back from the brink of certain death by the timely appearance of the Fugitoid, a fugitive android who rescued them in his spaceship. David Tennant is set to guest star in a thirteen-episode story arc through the new season, voicing the fan-favourite comic book character, formerly the scientist Professor Zayton Honeycutt, whose mind became trapped inside the android when his own body was destroyed.

David joins regular cast members Sean Astin, Seth Green, Rob Paulsen, Greg Cipes and Mae Whitman in the fourth season of the hugely popular Nickelodeon animated series. Other guest stars for Season 4 will include Ron Perlman, Zelda Williams…

UK & USA: Out Now - Official Doctor Who Classic 'Doctors Of Our Time' 2016 Calendar Featuring David Tennant

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Featuring all the classic Doctors, this 2016 special collector's edition of the Doctor Who Calendar has a unique look and is a must-have for any true Whovian.
David Tennant's Doctor is featured for the month of January, check out the art work for his month above...

UK: Order Online here
USA: Order Online here




Jane Lapotaire Reprises Richard II Role In London and New York

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Actress Jane Lapotaire has confirmed that she will reprise her much acclaimed role as the Duchess of Gloucester when the Royal Shakespeare Company's staging of Richard II returns to London's Barbican Theatre early next year. 

The production, directed by Gregory Doran and starring David Tennant in the lead role, makes up part of the 4-play King & Country Cycle and will be revived for just nine performances, with single performances from January 7th 2016 and in cycle from 12th January. Jane will also be performing as Queen Isobel of France in Henry V which transfers from Stratford-upon-Avon to the Barbican from 7th November.

In conversation with The Arts Desk, Jane, who only returned to the RSC stage in 2013 following a major brain haemorrhage in 2000, said of her roles, "I'm back home, where I belong! And not just at the RSC but with Greg! He's the best artistic director the RSC has ever had...Greg has given me my life back."

She also confirmed that she would…

Titan Unveil Tenth Doctor New York Comic Con Exclusive

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Titan have unveiled their exclusive Tenth Doctor figurine for New York Comic Con 2015 will be this 4.5 inch Time Crash design featuring David Tennant in the Doctor's 'brainy specs' blue pinstripe suit and maroon shirt.

Titan will have a number of other exclusives including this Eleventh Doctor 'Kings Arms' football kit figurine and a Sherlock set.


If you're attending then why not go and say hi to the Titan team at Booth 2142!
New York Comic Con takes place 8-11 October 2015 at New York's Javits Centre.

David Tennant will be attending the convention on Saturday 10th October to take part in the panel for his new Netflix Originals series Marvel's Jessica Jones.
You can read more about that here.

David Tennant Weekly News Update: Monday 21st - Sunday 27th September

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USA: LEGO Dimensions Featuring Doctor Who OUT NOW!

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LEGO Dimensions starter pack for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3 and Wii U, featuring Doctor Who, is out now in the USA

CLICK HERE TO BUY LEGO DIMENSIONS STARTER PACK ONLINE!

The world of Doctor Who is set to collide with the multi-universe mash up video game LEGO Dimensions.  The game includes characters from the LEGO movie, Lord Of The Rings, DC Comics, The Simpsons and Back To the Future joining forces to battle an invader. Players will also be able to play as past regenerations of the Doctor - including David Tennant's Tenth Doctor (above) in a special Doctor Who mission available through the Doctor Who Level Pack.

Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Michelle Gomez  will be voicing the characters of The Doctor, Clara and Missy in the LEGO Dimensions starter pack.



For more Doctor Who action fans will be able to purchase the add-on Doctor Who Level Pack. This includes all of the Doctor's previous incarnations, including the War Doctor, as playable characters voiced by the relevant…

USA: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Season 3 Finale Today On Nickelodeon

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David Tennant makes his first guest appearance in the season 3 finale of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premiering on Nickelodeon in the USA this morning at 11am ET/PT

Episode Summary

Nickelodeon draws an epic conclusion to the third season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with a one-hour finale Sunday, Sept. 27, at 11:00 a.m.(ET/PT). In the special episode, “Annihilation: Earth! – Part 1 and 2,” when the Turtles get word of the Kraang’s return, they realize there is an even bigger threat coming to Earth!

David Tennant (Doctor Who) also makes his debut appearance as The Fugitoid, a former alien scientist named Dr. Honeycutt, whose brain is saved and placed into the body of a robot when his body gets destroyed.


Fugitoid appears in the final seconds of the episode, arriving to pick up the four Turtles and their companions, saving them on the brink of a global catastrophe. Right now, he appears to be the only ally that they have as the series heads towards its new season, starting next mont…

FINLAND: Broadchurch Season 2 Continues On MTV3 Tonight

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The second episode of season 2 of British crime drama Broadchurch premieres tonight on MTV3 in Finland. The new season sees the return of David Tennant and Oivia Colman as police detectives Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller. Eve Myles, Arthur Darvill, Charlotte Rampling and Marianne Jean-Baptiste also star.

In tonight's episode Alec confronts Lee Ashworth over events in Sandbrook and arranges a risky meeting between Lee and Claire. At the trial of Danny's killer, Ellie's assault on the accused is revealed and has serious consequences. Meanwhile the Reverend Paul Coates and Mark Latimer are both meeting people in secret. 

Watch Broadchurch tonight on MTV3 at 21.00.

Broadchurch - Kausi 2 2/8 - Todistustaakka
Alec tapaa Lee Ashworthin, jota hän epäilee kahden nuoren tytön murhasta. Lee kiistää syyllisyytensä ja vaatii saada tietää vaimonsa piilopaikan. Alec päättää saada miehen puhumaan ja järjestää avioparille riskialttiin tapaamisen. Oikeudenkäynnissä puolustus kärsii Ellien toimista …

AUSTRALIA: W1A Comes To BBC First In October

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The award-winning BBC comedy series W1A comes to BBC First in Australia from Monday 5th October. David Tennant narrates the spoof documentary series created by John Morton as a follow up to his acclaimed series Twenty Twelve. The series sees Hugh Bonneville and Jessica Hynes reprise their performances as Ian Fletcher and Siobhan Sharpe as the characters move on to face new challenges in their respective careers following the completion of the London Olympics in 2012.  

W1A After demonstrating his well-meaning ineptitude at the Olympic Deliverance Commission in Twenty Twelve, Ian Fletcher has now joined the British Broadcasting Corporation for W1A – a fictional satirical behind the-scenes series based at the BBC’s London headquarters. As Ian begins his new job as the BBC’s Head of Values, he encounters a problem. Despite the job having been sold to him as a chance to influence and shape one of the Great British institutions, he soon realises that not only does he not have time to think Bi…

CANADA: David Tennant Premieres In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles On October 3rd On YTV

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David Tennant makes his first guest appearance in the season 3 finale of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premiering on YTV in Canada on Saturday October 3rd from 11.00am ET/PT. 
Episode Summary
YTV draws an epic conclusion to the third season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with a one-hour finale on Saturday 3rd October at 11:00am (ET/PT). In the special double episode, Annihilation: Earth! – Part 1 & 2, when the Turtles get word of the Kraang’s return, they realize there is an even bigger threat coming to Earth!

David Tennant also makes his debut appearance as The Fugitoid, a former alien scientist named Dr. Honeycutt, whose brain is saved and placed into the body of a robot when his body gets destroyed.



Fugitoid appears in the final seconds of the episode, arriving to pick up the four Turtles and their companions, saving them on the brink of a global catastrophe. Right now, he appears to be the only ally that they have as the series heads towards its new season, starting next month. Da…

VIDEO: Marvel's Jessica Jones Sneak Peek - Jessica Kills Time

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The first official footage from Marvel's Jessica Jones has been released in a sneak peek video clip on the show's official Spanish Facebook page.

The clip shows Jessica's (Krysten Ritter) displeasure in being awoken from a drunken doze...

View it below:


Marvel's  Jessica Jones will premiere across the globe on 20 November exclusively on Netflix.
The series follows the former superhero who is rebuilding her life as a private detective after a tragic incident led her to hang up her cape. However, a dark figure from her past is about to return, sending shockwaves through her world. The series, said to be a dark psychological thriller, is adapted by showrunner Melissa Rosenberg from the Marvel MAX comic book series Alias, created by Brian Michael Bendis.
David Tennant will star in the drama as the sinister supervillain Zebidiah Kilgrave also known as Purple Man...

Stay up to date with all the latest of Jessica Jones on our Jessica Jones Blog here


Cressida Cowell Thanks David Tennant In The Final How To Train Your Dragon Book

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How To Train Your Dragon author, Cressida Cowell, has paid tribute to David Tennant in the final book of her outstandingly popular Hiccup series, How To Fight A Dragon's Fury.

David who has narrated all of the books gets a special mention in the final pages of the book.
See below:


He has, of course,  been the many voices behind the characters Cressida created in the series of audio books bringing the Viking world of the heroic Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III and his friends, foes and family to vibrant life.

David has already recorded this final installment and fans in the UK can pre order the audio CD online here, ahead of its release on 3rd November.
USA fans will see the release on 26th January and can pre order here.


With thanks to @MistressJoJo

Fan Art Friday Gallery

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Many thanks to everyone who has sent in their fabulous art work for our Fan Art Friday feature. Here's this week's gallery from our talented readers:

Belle Gaudreau
Tiffany Willis
Lexi
Sarah Mahadeo
Maryam Ismailova 
Elle Nguye
If you're interested in taking part please send in your art work in to us at jack@david-tennant.com marking your email 'Fan Art Friday' 
Please note if you have already submitted a work and we've not used it yet, don't worry, we have it so you don't need to resubmit, just keep an eye out for it to feature in future posts :)  Thanks!

UPDATED - INTERVIEW: David Tennant Announced As Narrator Of Classic FM's Charity Audio Play

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This morning it was announced on Classic FM that David Tennant is the narrator of their charity audio play, Upstairs Downland Abbey, a comedy whodunnit which is "one part Poirot, one part Downton Abbey and all parts farce". 

LISTEN TO DAVID'S INTERVIEW HERE

It's all in aid of Classic FM's charity Global's Make Some Noise which, on the 8th October, joins forces with radio stations across the UK to raise money for disadvantaged children & young people.

David will be joined by a host of familiar names from Classic FM including actor Alexander Armstrong, TV stars Myleene Klass and Aled Jones and former Blur guitarist Alex James.

Watch a trailer below:



The story so far...
Lord and Lady Armstrong Green have invited friends to witness the unveiling of their new bust of Mozart. It will sit alongside his lordship’s favourite bust, the one of Beethoven.

Dashing heir Aled, the Earl of Bangor-didn’t-we-have-a-lovely-time and his sister Lady Myleene Upper Klass are there. Un…

The Best Doctor Who Tees On Offer This Weekend

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There's some great Doctor Who T shirt offers this weekend. Here's a round up of our favourite designs this week.
Tee Public have some seriously cool Doctor Who designs on offer until Monday 28 September for just $14 / £9 each They ship worldwide from the USA and there's a wide range of hoodies, tanks, kids sizes and posters also available!!  
Click here to buy one of the above designs!
Companion Tees have the following 4  fun designs on offer until Monday 28 September for just $15 / £10 each. The designs are also featured on a series of other merchandise including vests, hoodies, mouse mats, coasters and phone covers which fit all iPhones, as well as the Samsung S3, S4, and S5! They ship worldwide.
Click here to buy one of the above designs!
Whovian Shirts present a collection of awesome designs on offer until Wednesday 30 September. They cost just $10 for black and white and $14 for coloured or glow in the dark designs. Ships worldwide from the USA.
Click here to buy one of the ab…

TAIWAN: What We Did On Our Holiday Starring David Tennant Released Today

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The BBC Films feature What We Did On Our Holiday goes on theatrical release in Taiwan on Friday 25th September under the title 這個夏天的秘密 (This Summer's Secret). The black comedy is written and directed by Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton, the award-winning team behind the BBC sitcom Outnumbered.

David Tennant and Rosamund Pike star as husband and wife Doug and Abi whose marriage is on the brink of divorce. Nevertheless, the temporarily put their differences aside to make a trip to Scotland with their kids to celebrate the birthday of Doug's father Gordie, played by Billy Connolly. As Gordie has been unwell, they are keen to keep their split a secret, but before long their three lively children are revealing all to the rest of the family. Comedy stars Ben Miller and Amelia Bullmore also appear in this bittersweet movie that explores the comic side of family life.

Watch the trailer here:





THROWBACK THURSDAY: David Tennant Attends The Premiere Of What We Did On Our Holiday

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This week's Throwback Thursday revisits last year's world premiere of What We Did On Our Holiday. 
A year ago this week, What We Did On Our Holiday premiered at the Odeon West End Leicester Square. The event was attended by the stars of the film, including David Tennant, Rosamund Pike and Billy Connolly and young actors Emilia Jones, Bobby Smalldridge and Harriet Turnbull, plus the writing and directing team of Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton.
The film was released nationwide on Friday 26th September 2014.
What We Did On Our Holiday A hilarious journey through an unforgettable family holiday as a couple attempts to keep their impending divorce secret from their extended family. Doug (David Tennant) and Abi (Rosamund Pike) and their three children travel to the Scottish Highlands for Doug’s father Gordie’s (Billy Connolly) birthday party, where it’s soon clear that when it comes to keeping their secret under wraps their children are their biggest liability.

From nine year old Lottie’s …