Showing posts from April, 2014

GERMANY: The Escape Artist Begins On RTL Crime Tonight

The Escape Artist (German title: Der Anwalt des Teufels) begins a repeat airing in Germany tonight on RTL Crime. The three part legal thriller written by David Wolstencroft for BBC One and starring David Tennant was originally shown in Germany in its entirety on VOX in March. RTL will be showing episodes weekly.

Der Anwalt des Teufels (The Escape Artist) Folge 1 RTL Crime, 30. April, 20.15  Der brillante Strafverteidiger Will Burton (Ex-"Doctor Who" David Tennant) verliert nie. Das rächt sich, als er den Sexualmörder Liam Foyle rausboxt. Der Soziopath beginnt, Burtons Familie zu terrorisieren... Der Dreiteiler von "Spooks"-Creator David Wolstencroft beginnt etwas behäbig, wird dann aber teuflisch spannend.
Auch mit Toby Kebbell, Ashley Jensen und Sophie Okonedo.
Wdh. vom 01. Mai 09.25 02. Mai 13.50 03. Mai 23.15
Folge 2 von Mittwoch 07. Mai, 20.15

The Escape Artist Episode 1 RTL Crime, April 30, 20:15 The brilliant criminal defence lawyer Will Burton (former Doctor Who star David…

UK: Discovering Hamlet With David Tennant Repeated On Sky Arts 2 Today

Discovering Hamlet, which features interviews with David Tennant, will be repeated this morning at 11:00am on Sky Arts 2 and Sky Arts 2 HD.
It will also air at 11.15pm on Sky Arts 2 and Sky Arts 2 HD on 2nd May.

Sky Arts say:
Playing the Prince of Denmark is said to be like climbing Mount Everest, calling on brilliance, great stamina and huge vocal resources from the performer. And, like a giant theatrical magnet, the play and its title character have enticed top directors and actors from around the world to bring the drama to life for more than 400 years.

Hamlet is possibly one of the most interpreted roles in theatre history. Through some of William Shakespeare’s most famous soliloquies we watch a man stricken with grief, disgust, and anger battle with his inner demons. But his inaction for revenge is seen as both cunning and cowardly; his madness both genuine and part of a clever plan. So who is Hamlet? And why does the famously introspective character attract such keen attention in th…

DENMARK: Broadchurch Continues On TV2 Tonight

Episode 6 of UK crime drama Broadchurch airs on TV2 in Denmark tonight. The series, following the effect of a shocking murder on a small coastal town, stars David Tennant, Olivia Colman and Arthur Darvill.

Broadchurch Onsdag d. 30. april kl. 20:35, TV2 Afsnitt 6/8 Alec Hardy og Ellie Miller er under voksende pres for at finde den, der slog 11-årige Danny Latimer ihjel. Mens sommer bliver til efterår samles indbyggerne i Broadchurch i sorg - og på den måde dukker en ny mistænkt op. Politiet tager fat i pastor Paul, for måske ved han noget, der kan sende efterforskningen i den rigtige retning.
Du kan også se Broadchurch på Søndag d. 4. maj kl. 22:35

Broadchurch Wednesday 30th April 20:35, TV2 Episode 6/8 Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller are under increasing pressure to find 11-year-old Danny Latimer’s killer. As summer turns into autumn the inhabitants of Broadchurch unite in grief - and a new suspect emerges. The police bring in Reverend Paul, who may well know something that can send the investi…

NEW ZEALAND: Broadchurch To Premiere On TV One On May 11th

The acclaimed UK drama Broadchurch continues its tour of the world's broadcasters as it makes its debut on TV in New Zealand next month. The eight part crime series starring David Tennant, Olivia Colman and Arthur Darvill premieres on TV ONE on Sunday 11th May.

From the TV One Press Office:

Sunday 11th May, 8.30pm

The television event that drew in 10 million viewers in the UK arrives on TV ONE.
When the body of an 11-year-old Danny Latimer is found on a picturesque beach in the English town of Broadchurch, out-of-town police officer Alec Hardy (David Tennant, Doctor Who) and local cop Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman, Hot Fuzz) are called in to investigate.
While Danny’s death remains unresolved, the seaside town is at the heart of a major police investigation and national media frenzy as one by one, the community of Broadchurch are drawn into the police enquiry. DS Ellie Miller struggles to view her friends and neighbours as suspects, but DI Hardy’s clinical methods force Elli…

AUSTRALIA: The Escape Artist Starring David Tennant Released Today On DVD

The thrilling BBC legal drama The Escape Artist is released as a 2-disc set in Australia and New Zealand (Region 4) today. Created by David Wolstencroft (Spooks) and directed by Brian Welsh (Mayday, Black Mirror) the three-part series aired on SBS in March in Australia. 

The Escape Artist
David Tennant stars as Will Burton, a talented junior barrister of peerless intellect and winning charm who specializes 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.
The cast also features Ashley Jensen, Toby Kebbell, Sophie Okonedo and Tony Gardner.
Order your copy of the DVD here: ABC Shop EZYDVD
Read more about The Escape Artiston our website.

RADIO: Radio 4 Extra To Repeat Mansfield Park Starring David Tennant And Benedict Cumberbatch

To celebrate 200 years since the publication of Jane Austin's novel Mansfield Park, BBC Radio 4 Extra will be giving their listeners a rare opportunity to listen again to the 2003 adaptation of the classic, with an all-star cast featuring David Tennant and Benedict Cumberbatch.

Mansfield Park centres on Fanny Price, one of nine children born to a family in financial difficulties who is sent to be raised by her wealthy aunt and uncle. David and Benedict play brothers Tom and Edmund, sons of Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram, and cousins to Fanny. Of the two, Tom is the profligate gambler and character of ill-repute, but it is towards the gentle and kind Edmund that Fanny is drawn and with whom she forms a romantic attachment. Fanny struggles to be the social equal of her adoptive family and those in their circle, however, she is the moral centre of the story.

The 2003 adaptation of Mansfield Park was directed by Sally Avens and originally broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in the Woman's Hour Dr…

ITALY: First Episodes Of Broadchurch Air On Giallo Tonight

Viewers in Italy can finally see the ITV series that has gripped TV audiences around the world. From tonight, Giallo will air the award-winning drama Broadchurch starring David Tennant, Olivia Colman and Arthur Darvill.

David Tennant will be dubbed by Massimiliano Manfredi and Olivia Colman by Francesca Fiorentini.
Broadchurch Giallo, 28 aprile Episodio 1 21.05 Episodio 2 21.55 A Broadchurch, una piccola località inglese affacciata sul mare, accade un evento che sconvolge e crea sospetti su tutti: viene ritrovato ai piedi di una scogliera il corpo senza vita del giovane Danny Latimer un ragazzino di undici anni. Il detective locale Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) e l’ispettore Alec Hardy (David Tennant), appena arrivato in città, iniziano le indagini mentre tra di loro si crea un rapporto professionale basato su conflitti e sospetti, soprattutto a causa del passato non trasparente di Hardy e dal suo carattere schivo e provocatorio.
In la comunità solitamente tranquilla i mass media iniziano a m…

AUSTRALIA: Spies Of Warsaw Repeated On UKTV

David Tennant's wartime drama Spies Of Warsaw will be repeated in Australia on UKTV from next Sunday afternoon. David stars as Jean-François Mercier, a French colonel, war hero and military attaché to Warsaw in an adaptation of the novels by Alan Furst by award-winning screenwriting duo Dick Clement and Ian la Frenais. The two-part series was a co-production between Fresh One for BBC Four, BBC America, TV Poland and ARTE France and premièred on BBC Four early in 2013.

Spies Of Warsaw
UKTV, Sunday 4th May
4.15pm (6.15 on UKTV+2) 
A thrilling spy story set in Poland, Paris, London & Berlin in the years leading up to the Second World War. French and German intelligence operatives are locked in a life-and-death struggle on the espionage battlefield.
At the French embassy, the new military attaché, Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier (David Tennant), a decorated war hero of the 1914 war, is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of War…

David Tennant Weekly News Updates: Monday 21st - Sunday 27th April


Doctor Who Special Effects Team Honoured By BAFTA Win

The Special and Visual Effects teams behind the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special, The Day Of The Doctor, picked up the Special, Visual & Graphic Effects BAFTA in the TV Craft Awards this evening. The work was shared by Milk VFX, Real SFX  and The Model Unit.

Other effects teams in the categories were Robert Hollingworth and Jonathan Watts for Micro Monsters with David Attenborough: Predator, Zoo and Fido for David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Alive 3D and Blue Bolt and Rushes for Peaky Blinders. 

The Day Of The Doctor starred Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt as three incarnations of the Doctor, with Billie Piper, Jenna Coleman, Gemma Redgrave and Joanna Page. The special aired as a global telecast and cinema stream on Saturday 23rd November 2013. 

The winners of the 2014 Television Craft BAFTAs were revealed at a ceremony at The Brewery in London hosted by Stephen Mangan. A full list of winners is available here.

Click here for more information about The Day Of The …

Ólafur Arnalds Wins TV Craft BAFTA For Broadchurch Score

Icelandic composer and musician Ólafur Arnalds celebrates a much-deserved win tonight as he was awarded the TV Craft BAFTA in the Original Television Music category for Broadchurch. Arnalds' haunting and atmospheric score faced strong competition from Martin Phipps for Peaky Blinders, Mark Bradshaw for Top Of The Lake and Paul Englishby for Luther.

Broadchurch sadly lost out in its four other nominations, including the Writer - Drama category where Chris Chibnall lost out to In The Flesh creator Dominic Mitchell. For the other results click here. The winners were announced this evening at a ceremony held at The Brewery in London hosted by Stephen Mangan. 
The Broadchurch soundtrack by Ólafur Arnalds is available as a download from iTunes

USA: David Tennant And Real History Of Sci-Fi In Entertainment Weekly's What To Watch

David Tennant will be one of the contributors to Part 3 of the BBC America documentary series The Real History Of Science Fiction. David has appeared briefly in both episodes aired so far but will be making a more significant appearance in the final two parts: Invasion (airing 3rd May) and Time (air date tbc).

David and The Real History Of Science Fiction feature in the Watch To Watch section in the current issue of Entertainment Weekly in the USA:

The Real History Of Science Fiction Part 3: Invasion BBC America, Saturday 3rd May 10pm/9c What if aliens landed on Earth? Much of science fiction explores the moment of first contact – what will people do when the aliens land? From H. G. Wells’ pioneering The War of the Worlds toIndependence Day, Men in Black, and District 9, Invasion deals with our fears of alien invasions of earth. David Tennant explains the appeal of Doctor Who’s Daleks and Cybermen while John Carpenter and Chris Carter explore the rich appeal of the paranoia fuelled by hidd…

David Tennant Backs Stephen's Story Campaign For Teenage Cancer Trust

David Tennant has leant his support to the Stephen's Story campaign created by inspirational teenager Stephen Sutton. He is one of many celebrities asking the public to support the campaign led by this determined and heroic young man.

Stephen has cancer which he has been battling since the age of 15. Just over a year ago he learned that his cancer was incurable and shortly afterwards he created the Stephen's Story Facebook page, where he posted his own bucket list and regular updates. He has now expanded to his own website and across many social media platforms and is a seasoned public speaker. One of Stephen's aims was to raise £10,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust, a charity who have helped him greatly over the last few years. Through the incredible support that he now has and through staging multiple fundraising events he has now succeeded in smashing that target.

Jason Manford visiting Stephen Sutton in hospital this week
With the support of comedian Jason Manford, who has spr…

BAFTA Television Craft Awards Announced Today

The winners of the BAFTAs for Television Craft in 2014 will take be revealed at a ceremony at The Brewery in East London later tonight. The event will be hosted by Stephen Mangan. A number of David Tennant's projects received recognition in the shortlists for the Awards this year. Broadchurch is one of the front-runners with a total of five nominations, including Best Writer for Chris Chibnall, Best Director for James Strong and Best Original Music for Ólafur Arnalds. The tense legal drama The Escape Artist, written by David Wolstencroft, also picked up a nod as did the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary episode The Day Of The Doctor.

The categories in which David's projects were nominated are:
Original Television Music in 2014 Peaky Blinders   Martin PhippsTop of the Lake   Mark BradshawLuther   Paul EnglishbyBroadchurch   Ólafur Arnalds

Production design in 2014 Peaky Blinders   Grant MontgomeryRipper Street   Mark GeraghtyBurton and Taylor   John StevensonBroadchurch   Catrin Meredydd


RADIO: Romeo And Juliet Repeated On BBC Radio 3 Tonight

As part of the celebrations of the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare, BBC Radio 3 will repeat the 2012 audio dramatisation of Romeo And Juliet tonight from 10pm. The production stars Trystan Gravelle and Vanessa Kirby as the star-cross'd lovers with David Tennant as Prince Escalus. The cast also includes Adam James, Ron Cook, Rosie Cavaliero, Don Gilet and Joe Sims. The play was produced for BBC Radio 3 by Jessica Dromgoole.

Romeo And Juliet
In a town full of hatred, where the streets ring with the Capulet/Montague feud and swords are too easily drawn, Romeo and Juliet find each other, and love, and never let go.

Click here for full cast details

The production originally aired on April 29th 2012 as part of the BBC's Shakespeare season; the same company also recorded Twelfth Night as part of the same season.

Listen to Romeo And Juliet on Sunday 27th April on BBC Radio 3 starting at 10pm BST

International listeners will be able to hear the play online here

GERMANY: Second Chance To Watch The Escape Artist From Next Week On RTL Crime

Viewers in Germany will have another opportunity to watch The Escape Artist (German title: Der Anwalt des Teufels) from Wednesday 30th April on RTL Crime. The three part legal thriller written by David Wolstencroft for BBC One and starring David Tennant was originally shown in Germany in its entirety on VOX in March. RTL will be showing episodes weekly.

Der Anwalt des Teufels (The Escape Artist) Folge 1 RTL Crime, 30. April, 20.15 Der brillante Strafverteidiger Will Burton (Ex-"Doctor Who" David Tennant) verliert nie. Das rächt sich, als er den Sexualmörder Liam Foyle rausboxt. Der Soziopath beginnt, Burtons Familie zu terrorisieren... Der Dreiteiler von "Spooks"-Creator David Wolstencroft beginnt etwas behäbig, wird dann aber teuflisch spannend.
Auch mit Toby Kebbell, Ashley Jensen und Sophie Okonedo.
Wdh. vom 01. Mai 09.25 02. Mai 13.50 03. Mai 23.15
Folge 2 von Mittwoch 07. Mai, 20.15

The Escape Artist Episode 1 RTL Crime, April 30, 20:15 The brilliant criminal defence law…

USA: The Real History Of Science Fiction Episode 2 Premieres Tonight

The second episode of the new documentary seies The Real History of Science Fiction has its première tonight on BBC America at 10pm/9c. The four part series takes a close look at the development and culture of sci-fi with contributions from some of the biggest names in acting, writing, producing and directing associated with the genre. The series is a co-production between BBC America and BBC Two and is narrated by Doctor Who writer and actor Mark Gatiss.

David Tennant is one of the contributors to the show and his main segments are scheduled to  feature in episodes 3 and 4; however he was glimpsed briefly in episode 1

The Real History Of Science Fiction
Episode 2: Space
BBC America 10pm/9c Saturday 26th April
What if we could explore the vastness of Space? Science fiction has always fed upon our need to explore – to wonder what is out there. Space journeys from Jules Verne’s earliest ideas about attempts to leave our planet, to the Star Wars far away galaxy through to Nichelle Nichols rev…

Rose Tyler Figure For TITANS Gallifrey Range

Titan Entertainment have announced a surprise addition to their new TITANS Gallifrey wave of vinyl minifigures. The collection will be completed by a Rose Tyler figure, as portrayed by Billie Piper.

The 3" figure will be one of twelve blind boxed characters that make up the new range due for release in August. Other figures in the set include two variants of the Tenth Doctor, one in the orange spacesuit, the other in pyjamas, as well as Captain Jack Harkness, the Master (John Simm version), Lord President Rassilon and Jackson Lake. 

The range is expected to be available from 31st August and figures, priced at £7.99, can be pre-ordered here

With thanks to the Doctor Who site

GRACEPOINT: Euros Lyn Joins Vancouver Island Shoot

Another familiar face has joined the production team of Gracepoint on Vancouver Island as UK director Euros Lyn arrives to direct an episode of the US adaptation of Broadchurch.

Welsh director Euros was one of two directors who worked on the original ITV drama Broadchurch when it shot during the summer and autumn of 2012. He is also well known for his work on Doctor Who, Last Tango In Halifax and Torchwood. His Broadchurch colleague James Strong has already directed multiple episodes of the Fox TV adaptation in Canada.

Euros joins a team of directors on the production which also includes Michael Slovis, Ali Selim and David Petrarca.

Gracepoint is a close reworking of Broadchurch, with David Tennant reprising his role as the lead investigator into the killing of a young boy in a sleepy coastal town; however the action has shifted to California and Scottish DI Alec Hardy has become an American detective called Emmett Carver. Other cast include Anna Gunn and Nick Nolte. The drama, which sho…

JAPAN: The Escape Artist Starring David Tennant To Premiere On WOWOW Today

Japanese satellite channel WOWOW will show all three episodes of the tense legal drama The Escape Artist (Japanese translation: The Innocence Contractor) back to back on this afternoon from 2pm. The first episode will be free-to-air. 

WOWOWプレミア エスケープ・アーティスト 無罪請負人 4月26日(土)午後2:00~(全3話)[第1話無料放送] ロンドン。優秀な法廷弁護士ウィルは裁判で負けたことがなく、“無罪請負人”の異名を取る。私生活では妻ケイトや幼い息子ジェイミーと幸福に暮らしていた。

WOWOW PREMIERE: The Escape Artist All three episodes from 2pm on Saturday April 26th (Episode 1 free-to-air) London. The highly skilled criminal defence lawyer Will Burton has never lost a case, hence  the nickname of "the escape artist". He lives happily with his young son Jamie and wife Kate. It falls to him to defend Liam, the suspect in an horrific murder. Will take…

VIDEO: Postman Pat The Movie Preview Clip Via Digital Spy

Digital Spy have posted an exclusive preview clip from the new animated feature film Postman Pat: The Move, due for general release in the UK on May 23rd.

The clip sees the popular children's TV character, voiced by Stephen Mangan, attempting a postal delivery with the help of his faithful black and white cat, Jess.

In the 3D CG movie, Greendale's beloved postman enters the world of TV talent competitions to discover that he has an amazing singing voice (provided by Ronan Keating). David Tennant, Rupert Grint and Jim Broadbent also feature in the voice cast. 

Stephen Mangan spoke about Pat's journey through the film at last night's BAFTA nominations party. he said,
"A movie is not a little five or ten-minute cartoon. It's an hour and a half - you want your character to go on an emotional journey.
"Pat is probably the nicest fictional cartoon character ever invented. It's quite hard. What do you do with such a nice guy? So he's taken to an area a bit d…

Preview Of Covers & Contents From Issue #2 Of TITANS New Tenth Doctor Comic Book

Titan Comics have released the covers and storylines for the second issues of their new Tenth Doctor, Doctor Who comic-book range.

Released later this summer, and available to pre-order now, regular copies of issue #2 will feature a beautiful cover from fan-favourite Alice X. Zhang.

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor #2
Writer: Nick Abadzis
Artist: Elena Casagrande
Colourist: Arianna Florean
Letterer: Comicraft

In the second issue of The Tenth Doctor range, the graveyard shift at the laundromat turns into quite the adventure for new companion, Gabby Gonzalez:

All Gabriella Gonzalez wanted was to skip her shift at the Laundromat and hang out with her friends. It’s Halloween, and Sunset Park is hosting its first-ever Day of the Dead festival! But her father wouldn’t listen – again – and now Gabby is stuck with a store full of empty washing machines while the rest of the neighbourhood goes wild.

But this graveyard shift is living up to its name! Vortexes explode out of the machines, shadowy creatures s…


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