Showing posts from September, 2013

David Tennant Presented With Wand Company Sonic Screwdriver Replica

David Tennant was presented with a replica of the sonic screwdriver that he used on screen as the Doctor by product manufacturers The Wand Company.

David had lent his own sonic screwdriver, presented to him as he left Doctor Who, to The Wand Company so that they could scan it in order to make the incredibly accurate copies. They were able to present one of the first available replica props to him yesterday at the British Film Institute where he was attending the Tenth Doctor screening in the Doctor Who At 50 season.

The Wand Company say: 
"We met up with David Tennant this weekend at the British Film Institute's tenth "Doctor Who at 50" screening. It was a great opportunity to say thank you to him for lending us the last known Sonic Screwdriver for us to copy. Also, it gave us the chance to present him with the very first one of our production version of his iconic prop to add to his collection of Doctor Who memorabilia. David was on top form and was thrilled to get hi…

USA: The Doctors Revisited - The Tenth Doctor Premieres On BBC America On October 27th

Tenth Doctor's era of Doctor Who will be explored in the next in the season of BBC America specials, The Doctors Revisited. The show dedicated to David Tennant's time in the role will premiere on BBC America on Sunday 27th October.

BBC America say:
BBC AMERICA celebrates the Tenth Doctor, David Tennant, in a new special of Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited. Tennant played the part from 2005 to 2010. The special begins with David Tennant, Freema Agyeman (companion Martha Jones), lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, among others, discussing how and why the Tenth Doctor has become one of the most popular Doctors of all time. The special is followed by the Tenth Doctor two-part story The Stolen Earth and Journey’s End, in which Earth’s greatest heroes assemble, to fight the New Dalek Empire. But a fearsome old enemy waits in the shadows…

Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited – The Tenth Doctor premieres Sunday, October 27, 8:00pm ET/PT.

The programme will air in the UK on Sun…

Tenth Doctor Month On The BBC Doctor Who YouTube Channel

Tomorrow is the start of October and in terms of the countdown to the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary that means it's Tenth Doctor month.

From tomorrow the official BBC Doctor Who channel on YouTube will be showing clips from David Tennant's era as the Doctor. To whet your appetites, here's his first appearance in the show as Christopher Eccleston's Ninth Doctor bows out at the climax of The Parting Of The Ways

Rose awakens on the TARDIS to find the Doctor in pain. He tells her that the act of absorbing the vortex has destroyed every cell in his body. Rose begins to panic as the Doctor tells her that he won't be seeing her again. After musing on what his next body will look like and telling Rose goodbye, he suddenly steps back and bursts with energy from the regeneration process.

David returns to the TARDIS in the 50th Anniversary special The Day Of The Doctor alongside Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman, Billie Piper and John Hurt. The episode airs worldwide from Saturday 23rd No…

NEW PHOTOS: Red Arrow International To Promote The Escape Artist At MIPCOM

Worldwide TV sales and distribution company Red Arrow International will be taking the new BBC One drama The Escape Artist starring David Tennant to MIPCOM in October. The thriller will be one of the fiction highlights which it will be presenting for sale to international broadcasters, increasing the likelihood of it being shown in other countries. 

Other offerings include Lilyhammer starring Steve van Zandt (Netflix) and the new adaptation of Roald Dahl's Esio Trot with Dustin Hoffman and Dame Judy Dench. Jens Richter, Managing Director of Red Arrow International said of the company's line up: “What you see is what you get: program brands with a strong vision! Dame Judi Dench, Dustin Hoffman, Stevie Van Zandt, David Tennant – our fiction slate is bursting with incredible talent in front of and behind the camera."

MIPCOM (7-10 October) is the year’s most anticipated global market for entertainment content across all platforms. Each autumn, the industry’s leaders converge in…

PHOTOS: David Tennant And Catherine Tate Attend The BFI Doctor Who At 50 - The Tenth Doctor Screening

The British Film Institute continued their monthly series of Doctor Who At 50 screenings yesterday as the season reached the era of the Tenth Doctor as played by David Tennant. The screening, held at BFI Southbank, was of the fourth series double episode The Stolen Earth and Journey’s End and was followed by a panel consisting of David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Graeme Harper and Phil Collinson. Casting director Andy Pryor was also present to lend his comments.
Tickets for the event were in huge demand and the queue for returns had already reached the centre front doors an hour before the start time. Present in the audience were ex-companions Sophie Aldred and Anneke Wills, writer Mark Gatiss, huge Doctor Who fan Frank Skinner and director Alan Parker. Before the screening started, hosts Justin Johnson and Dick Ferry read out an apology from Russell T. Davies. Although he would have loved to have joined them, he was busy at BAFTA Cymru where he was due to present a special award to his D…

ARGENTINA: Broadchurch Begins On DIRECTV Tonight

Viewers in Argentina can watch episode 1 of Broadchurch starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman on OnDIRECTV tonight.

Broadchurch OnDIRECTV, 21.00 Drama que causó sensación en el Reino Unido. Los detectives Alec Hardy (David Tennant) y Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) investigan el asesinato de un niño de 11 años en una pequeña ciudad costera. El asesinato trae un frenesí de medios, que amenaza con romper la pza de la comunidad.
Broadchurch OnDIRECTV, 21.00 The drama that caused a sensation in the UK. Detectives Alec Hardy (David Tennant) and Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) investigate the murder of a 11 year old boy in a small coastal town. The murder brings a media frenzy that threatens to break the peace of the community.

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Richard II - Character Profile - John Of Gaunt

As we look forward to David Tennant's performance as Richard II in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of the play, we will be taking a look at the play and its characters in a series of articles.
We continue with a look at the elder statesman of the play...

John Of Gaunt, Duke Of Lancaster, appears in only four scenes of the play, dying in Act II Scene 1, but he plays a significant role in the scheme of the drama. He is an old man, a link with the great King Edward II, his father, in Gaunt lives the noble tradition of England's glorious past. Richard's scornful and derisive attitude to Gaunt demonstrates how little respect he pays to his heritage.  Early in the play Gaunt voices criticisms of Richard. This is the crucial point: Henry has a grievance against Richard and can be expected to oppose the King out of self interest. Gaunt on the other hand is prepared to put aside his personal feelings for the good of the country. He demonstrates this when as a counsell…

Radio: Listen To David Tennant Read A Night With A Vampire Tonight

From this evening, BBC Radio 4 Extra will be repeating A Night With A Vampire, a series of five short Gothic horror stories read by David Tennant. 
The fifteen minute stories will be broadcast at 6.30pm BST on consecutive weekday evenings starting today. There is a repeat of each episode later the same night at half past midnight

Monday 30th September
Dead Persons In Hungary - Antoine Augustin Calmet An extract from an apparently serious anthropological history of the Vampire throughout Europe in the early 19 century called "The Phantom World." All the people Calmet spoke to were adamant about what they had witnessed. His account therefore appears all the more disturbing and became the basis for the flights of Vampiric fancy that took off in the Victorian age. BBC Radio 4 Extra – 6.30pm BST
The series was originally broadcast in November 2010 and was produced by Clive Brill for Pacificus
Listen in worldwide via this link
Each episode will be available to play for 7 days after broadc…

Doctor Who Monster DVD Collection Released Today

A new collection of Doctor Who DVDs is released in the UK today.
The Monster Collection will focus on several of the Doctor's greatest enemies and each disc will include a classic era episode and a new era episode.
These six real ‘hide behind the sofa’ collections bring together episodes of the scariest and most iconic monsters from Doctor Who’s classic and recent series. Each title concentrates on a deadly enemy – The Daleks, Cybermen, Sontarans, The Master, Davros and the Silurians – and features two separate stories from popular incarnations of the Doctor, including Matt Smith, David Tennant, Tom Baker and Jon Pertwee. These collections are perfect for younger viewers just discovering the scary delights of fifty years of Doctor Who. The Cybermen, The Sontarans, Davros and The Master DVDs will include David Tennant era stories: The Monster Collection: The Cybermen The Tomb of the Cybermen (1967) and Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel(2006) - Buy online here The Monster Collection: …

Double Income No Kids Yet Series 2 Concludes On Radio 4 Extra Today

The second series of David Spicer’s radio sitcom Double Income No Kids Yet concludes today on BBC Radio 4 Extra. The series stars David Tennant and Elizabeth Carling as a childless married couple, Daniel and Lucy, whose plans for a quiet life are constantly interrupted by friends and family with children and never-ending problems. Tony Gardner and Samantha Spiro co-star as their best friends Andy and Katie

Episode 6
When a new author needs to find inspiration, Lucy hits upon the idea to take her and Katie off to a quiet retreat. Daniel sees the chance for a wild lads’ night, but with Andy left holding the baby and Peter in tow, what chance does he have?
The episode was originally broadcast in July 2002
Listen to Double Income No Kids Yet today at 7.00am and 5.30pm. There is also an early hours repeat at 5.30am on Tuesday morning.

Click here to listen in worldwide

RUSSIA: Watch Episodes 1 & 2 Of Broadchurch Tonight

The first two episodes of Broadchurch will air on 1TV in Russia late tonight. Renamed for Russia as Убийство на пляже (Murder On The Beach), the series stars David Tennant and Olivia Colman as the police detectives who have to find the killer of a young boy in a small town by the sea.

Убийство на пляже
В разгар туристического сезона в прибрежном городке Бродчёрч пропадает 11-летний школьник Дэнни Латимер. Его мать Бет слишком поздно начинает искать мальчика. Её подруга, офицер местной полиции Элли Миллер, выходит из отпуска на работу и обнаруживает, что повышение, на которое она рассчитывала, досталось детективу Алеку Харди - приезжему с репутацией неудачника. Миллер и Харди приходится объединить усилия, когда тело Дэнни находят под скалами, окружающими город. Сначала члены семьи убитого мальчика, а затем один за другим все жители городка оказываются втянутыми в полицейское расследование...
1-я cерия 00.10 На пляже дорсетского городка Бродчeрч найдено тело 11-летнего Дэнни Латимера. Местны…

PHOTOS: David Tennant And Catherine Tate At The BFI Today

The Radio Times have uploaded photos of David Tennant and Catherine Tate on the post-screening panel at the BFI today with series producer Phil Collinson and director Graeme Harper. The panel took place following the screening of the double episode The Stolen Earth / Journey's End at the Tenth Doctor event as part of the BFI's Doctor Who At 50 season.

The panel was hosted by Justin Johnson. View more images here:

The event was the first time David had unveiled a radical new look as he took to the stage sporting lengthy hair extensions, tied back in a pony tail, which he will be wearing during his run in Richard II  for the Royal Shakespeare Company, although David jokingly claimed it was to play Limahl in a forthcoming Kajagoogoo biopic!

More photos from the afternoon are available on the Radio Times website

Photos by Patrick Mulkern

Live Feed From The Doctor Who At 50 BFI Panel With David Tennant

We've just left the BFI on South Bank where we have been attending the Doctor Who At 50 Tenth Doctor Screening and Q&A session with David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Phill Collinson and Graeme Harper.

Below are a collection of our live tweets from the panel for those who missed it:

Now at the . Watch our feed later on for updates from the David Tennant / Catherine Tate panelA message from Russell T Davies, who sadly couldn't be here, just read out "I hope we did that Blue Box proud"Lots of famous faces here Mark Gatiss, Frank Skinner, Anneke Wills, Sophie Aldred and Alan Parker all spotted so far.Screenings now complete. A few minutes to go to the guest panel. "David Tennant was a complete gent and people loved coming in and working with him" Andy Prior casting director David Tennant is sporting a long ponytail! David Tennant explains his new look by joking he's playing Limahl in a new Kajagoogoo bipoicCa…

Destiny Of The Doctor: Death's Deal Now Shipping In The UK

The Tenth Doctor's Destiny Of The Doctor audio adventure is now shipping in the UK from Amazon UK. Free shipping is also available.

UK Fans click here to purchase online


Responding to multiple maydays, the TARDIS lands on the planet of Death’s Deal, but the distress calls are old, the final echoes of terrified lost souls. This is an exotic world of lethal creatures, nicknamed ‘The Deadliest Planet in the Galaxy’, and only the brave, foolhardy or greedy would ever dare to visit. Finding themselves stranded among a motley bunch of space-tourists, the Doctor and Donna must lead a struggle for survival against the frenzied wildlife, as they slowly realise that other members of the group have very different agendas. And soon the Doctor learns of an even bigger threat hiding on Death’s Deal. Somewhere deep below the surface, is something that must never be unearthed.
Time is running out, and only an impossible survivor holds the key… Download the trailer here. 
Catherine Tate is perf…

USA: The Doctors Revisited Ninth Doctor Premieres On BBC America Tonight

Tonight sees the premiere of the latest in the series of BBC America specials exploring each of the eleven incarnations of the Doctor. The brand new episode focuses on the Ninth Doctor played by Christopher Eccleston.

Watch the trailer:

BBC AMERICA celebrates the Ninth Doctor, Christopher Eccleston, in a new special of Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited. Eccleston heralded the return of the show and was the first Doctor to appear in the 21st Century. The special begins with lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, writer Neil Gaiman, John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness) who played the Ninth Doctor’s companion,  and actor Noel Clarke (Mickey Smith), among others, discussing Eccleston portraying a no nonsense, hard hitting and straight talking Doctor. The special is followed by the Ninth Doctor two-part story Bad Wolf and The Parting of Ways, in which the Doctor and his companions Rose (Billie Piper) and Captain Jack find themselves trapped in the Gamestation, also known as Sate…

David Tennant & Catherine Tate Attend The Tenth Doctor Screening At The BFI Today

David Tennant and Catherine Tate will be appearing live on stage for the guest panel following today's screening of The Stolen Earth and Journey's End at The British Film Institute South Bank.

The screening makes up the Tenth Doctor event as part of the BFI's year long celebration, Doctor Who At 50, which has marked the programme's anniversary with a regular series of events.

Other confirmed guests include director Graeme Harper, producer Phil Collinson and casting director Andy Pryor.

We'll be there, so look out for updates from us via @davidtennantcom on Twitter!

The Q&A will be uploaded to the BFI YouTube channel for fans who were unable to get tickets for the event to view. 

Doctor Who - The Day Of The Doctor Hashtag And Idents Revealed

The official hashtag for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special, The Day Of The Doctor has been revealed as #SaveTheDay

The BBC also unveiled two TV stings on either side of their new BBC One fantasy series Atlantis. The clips revealed little more than the ident, broadcast date and hastag, with John Hurt intoning the episode title over the opening bars of the Doctor Who theme.

Watch it here:

The BBC assure viewers that the long awaited trailer is currently in production, and with just eight weeks to go until the anniversary there will be several more surprises on the way.
The 50th Anniversary Special stars Matt Smith, David Tennant, Billie Piper, Jenna Coleman and John Hurt and will hit screens worldwide from Saturday November 23rd. Find out more here


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