Showing posts from September, 2010

Radio Times Interview

The new issue of the Radio Times, released on Tuesday 5th October, will feature an interview with David. See preview below:

Paul O'Grady Live

David will be a guest on Paul O'Grady Live on Friday 8th October at 9pm on ITV1.

Single Father Preview

A preview of Single Father can be seen in the new BBC Drama Autumn / Winter 2010 / 2011 showreel.
Episode one of Single Father airs on BBC One at 9pm on Sunday 10th October.

The Sarah Jane Adventures Series 3 DVD

The Complete Third Series of The Sarah Jane Adventures is released in the UK on DVD on 1st November 2010. The series includes the story, The Wedding Of Sarah Jane Smith, which features the final scenes ever recorded by David as the Doctor. You can pre order it for just £12.99 in our shop here. US fans will get the DVD a little later with it being released there on 4th January 2011. If you're in the USA you can pre order it for just $21.99 in our shop here.

Single Father To Air 10/10/10

The BBC Press Office have today confirmed that the first episode of Single Father will air at 9:00pm on Sunday 10th October on BBC One.
There are four episodes in the serial and each is an hour long.
Visit our Single Father section here for all the latest news, interviews, reviews, photos and more.

Meanwhile our friends over at LastBroadcast have a fab review of the first episode online - make sure you check it out here.

Single Father To Air Week 9 -15 October

The BBC have confirmed that the first episode of David's new four part series, Single Father, will air in the week of 9 - 15 October 2010. However they have still not specified a day or time for transmission.
The BBC Press Office says:
David Tennant and Suranne Jones star in Single Father, a touching yet humorous drama written by Mick Ford about finding love after heartbreak.
Dave and Rita are a devoted couple living in the midst of mess and mayhem with their children Lucy, Paul, Ewan and Evie. But everything changes in an instant when Rita is killed in a road accident. Suddenly, Dave, a photographer, faces an uncertain future and the seemingly impossible job of bringing up the kids alone.
Dave finds it hard to cope at first, but at least he has the love and support of friends and family especially Rita's best friend, schoolteacher Sarah, and her partner Matt.
Eldest daughter Lucy, Rita's child from a previous relationship whom Dave has brought up as his own, is particularly de…

SFX Sci Fi Awards 2011

David has been nominated in the Best Sci Fi Actor and Sexiest Male categories at the SFX Sci Fi Awards 2011 for his role in Doctor Who.
The regeneration from The End Of Time Part Two is also up for Best Death Scene!
You can vote for him online here.

The 2010 Fundraiser

Thanks to all of you who emailed, tweeted etc suggesting charities that we could raise money for this year.
Each charity suggested was deserving and it was a tough choice to choose between any of them, but this year we have decided to go for the SPCA.
The SPCA is Scotland's Animal Welfare Charity and prevents cruelty to animals and encourages kindness and humanity in their treatment.
As an animal welfare charity, they receive no government or lottery funding and rely on public donations to continue their vital work rescuing and rehoming Scotland's abandoned, neglected and defenceless animals.
We hope that you will join in our fundraiser and donate to this wonderful cause.

Click here to view our fundraising page and please donate if you can.

You can watch a video about the SPCA, narrated by David below:

Dead Air Wins Audiobook Award

Dead Air has been named the 2010 Audiobook Of The Year, as voted for by visitors of the Audiobook Store.
The Doctor Who adventure was written by James Goss and was the final exclusive to audio story to feature the Tenth Doctor. The story was read by David Tennant. James Goss told the Doctor Who News Page he wished to thank all the fans who voted for the story. Thanks to

Single Father - Character Biogs

Family Tree
Dave, played by David Tennant
Dave's a lovely bloke who adores Rita. He's a good dad to their three kids, an excellent step dad to Lucy and a great provider but, on the whole, he's happy to let Rita deal with the children and the home – which makes coping alone all the more difficult. Photographer Dave – in love with his dead partner, Rita – is loyal, loving, funny, confused, and embarking on a journey of discovery.

Sarah played by Suranne Jones
Rita's best friend, Sarah, is a teacher at the school where Rita works as a classroom assistant. Gorgeous, and always quick to smile, Sarah lives with partner Matt and seems happy. However, kids aren't on the agenda – yet. Devastated by Rita's death, Sarah is there for Dave as a friend whenever he needs help.

Rita played by Laura Fraser
Adopted by Beatty as a child, Rita had Lucy when she was still at college and met Dave two years later. Relationship-wise she gave Dave a run for his money – but he hung in there a…

Single Father - An Introduction

David Tennant and Suranne Jones star in Single Father, a touching yet humorous drama written by Mick Ford about finding love after heartbreak.
The series tells the story of Dave (David Tennant), a photographer facing the seemingly impossible job of bringing up four kids alone after the sudden death of his wife, Rita.
And things get even more complicated when he falls in love with his wife's best friend, Sarah (Suranne Jones). Single Father asks how soon is too soon to fall in love again?
Nicola Shindler, executive producer, Red Production Company, says: "From the first time Mick talked to me about the story of Single Father, I was gripped. It was beautiful, moving and funny and had all the truthful emotional stories that I want to see on British TV. It's basically a great story. I had been a fan of Mick's writing for many years and jumped at the opportunity to work with him.
"Working with David and Suranne was an additional delight. I'd worked with both actors be…

David Talks Single Father

What attracted you to Single Father?

First, and foremost, the script. It's just one of those scripts that arrived fully formed. The way it talks about family life and the way that Mick [Ford] draws the characters of the kids is just so beautifully done.
It's funny, true and clever. I've been fortunate to have experienced that a couple of times before but really it's so rare. When those gems arrive you just have to say 'yes' straightaway.

What is it about Mick Ford's script that makes Single Father "must watch" TV?

I think it's just surprisingly accessible - whether you have kids or not it's very recognisable. It feels very human and very real and the characters are so beautifully drawn in the script and I think we were extremely fortunate with the cast, which just means they've created this perfect little world. All the quirks of family life are there.

As the drama starts with a death, would you say it's a tear-jerker?

Because of the s…

The Waters Of Mars Wins A Hugo

The 2009 episode of Doctor Who, The Waters Of Mars, has been named the Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form award at the Hugo Awards.
The episode was written by Russell T Davies and Phil Ford and starred David as the Tenth Doctor.
It beat off competition from two other Doctor Who episodes, The Next Doctor and Planet Of The Dead.
The full list of winners can be seen here.

Single Father Promo Photos

New images of Single Father have been released by the BBC. Many thanks to BlogtorWho for the photos above. BlogtorWho also have promos from series 4 of the Sarah Jane Adventures up on the site here.

BBC Three Doctor Who Repeats

BBC Three begin repeating David's Doctor Who seasons from 11th September when they air The Christmas Invasion. Keep an eye on the diary at for the full schedule.

BBC Entertainment To Show Doctor Who

BBC Entertainment, formely BBC Prime, have announced that series three of Doctor Who will be showing on their Autumn schedule.
The station broadcasts across Europe and the Middle East.
Their press release follows:
Following on from the phenomenal success of the first two series that have taken British television by storm, the third installment of Doctor Who is full of new thrills, new laughs, new heartbreak and some terrifying new monsters. From the moment the Doctor (David Tennant) walks into the life of medical student Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman) he changes it forever. Together they find themselves travelling through time and space encountering extraordinary events, amazing worlds and faces both old and new. They come face to face with the ruthless Judoon, a vicious plasmavore and the Doctor's sworn enemies, the Daleks, who have been hiding in 1930s New York with a terrifying plan for humanity.

Fright Night Update

Filming for David's latest movie, Fright Night, is continuing across the US and the first photos of him in character as Peter Vincent the magician / vampire hunter have emerged. Huge banners of David dressed as Peter were on display during filming earlier this week. Fright Night opens on 7th October 2011. Photo Credit: Shock Till You Drop.

New RSC Theatre To Open In November

Royal Shakespeare Theatre Reopens This Autumn

24 November 2010 - Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres reopen with preview events and activities
February 2011 - First plays on new Royal Shakespeare Theatre stage are King Lear and Romeo and Juliet performed by current long ensemble
April 2011 - London – RSC Ensemble premieres three new plays at Hampstead Theatre
April 2011 – Stratford-upon-Avon – Formal reopening of Royal Shakespeare Theatre with 50th Birthday Season of Shakespeare, classics and new plays

The Royal Shakespeare Company today announces its plans to reopen the Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres on time and on budget in November 2010, following a four year redevelopment as part of the £112.8 million Transformation project designed to bring actors and audiences closer together.
The Company will reopen its doors to the Royal Shakespeare and Swan Theatres from 24 November 2010, inviting people in to rediscover and explore the building, which will have a brand new 1,000 seat thrust …

Great TV Mistakes

There was a selection of Doctor Who clips, including some featuring David, shown on Great TV Mistakes earlier this week.
You can watch the clips above courtesy of Blogtor Who.
Visit Blogtor Who to see more clips including Backstage at the Doctor Who Proms.


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