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USA: Postman Pat - The Movie Released On DVD In September

Animated kids' feature Postman Pat: The Movie will be released on DVD in the USA on Tuesday 23rd September. The film, the first big screen outing for the popular UK pre-school character enjoyed a limited cinematic release in the United States earlier this year. 

Postman Pat: The Movie The film finds Pat, everyone’s favourite postman, coming face-to-face with the temptations of money, status and a shiny new suit when he enters a national TV talent show competition that threatens to tear him away from his hometown of Greendale and his family and friends. What happens when kindness meets selfishness? When local fame meets Global notoriety? Will a nice cup of tea be kicked aside by a Frappacapacino? Pat is set to find out as he falls for the age-old temptation of the grass being greener…
The movie features the voices of Stephen Mangan as Pat, David Tennant as Wilf, Rupert Grint as Josh and Ronan Keating as Pat's singing voice

Postman Pat: The Movie was written by Kim Fuller, Nicole Dubu…

VIDEO: Gracepoint - David Tennant And Anna Gunn On Detectives Carver And Miller

In a new preview clip posted by Fox TV today, Gracepoint stars David Tennant and Anna Gunn talk about their respective characters, Detectives Emmett Carver and Ellie Miller, and the fraught relationship between the pair.

Gracepoint explores the events in a small northern Californian town after an eleven year old boy is found murdered on the local beach. Leading the investigation into the crime is Det. Emmett Carver, a newcomer to town who finds himself partnered with local cop Det. Ellie Miller. Thanks to their differing approaches to their work, and that Carver took the position that Ellie was expecting to be promoted into there are plenty of personality clashes.

"Immediately there's a bit of tension between Ellie and Carver, " explains David.

Gracepoint When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway in the small California seaside town where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a homicide, the case sparks a media frenzy, which t…

VIDEO: Gracepoint Sneak Peek - Producers Dan Futterman and John Goldwyn On The Series Characters

In a short preview clip released today, Dan Futterman and John Goldwyn, producers of the new Fox TV murder mystery Gracepoint describe what it is about the characters of the series that make it so watchable.

Gracepoint is a whodunnit centring on the murder of an eleven year old local boy in a small community in northern California. It's up to the local police detective team of Emmett Carver (David Tennant) and Ellie Miller (Anna Gunn) to find the killer, who could be someone close to the victim.

"You know...all those people we've just met," explains Dan Futterman, "It's probably one of them that's responsible for this."

"I think the thing that will make Gracepoint destination television is the characters," adds John Goldwyn.

Ten part event series Gracepoint stars David Tennant and Anna Gunn as the investigators into the murder of a local boy in a small town. Based on the UK series Broadchurch, the producers promise new twists, new suspects and…

VIDEO: Gracepoint Sneak Peek - David Tennant On What To Expect In The New Fox Series

David Tennant, star of the new Fox TV event series Gracepoint is the focus of a short promo clip released today.

In the clip David describes what viewers can expect in the series which premieres in October. Gracepoint explores the events following the discovery of the body of a young boy on the beach near a quiet coastal town in California.

"It's the story of the investigation of that murder, alongside the story of that boy's family, alongside the story of the whole community really," he explains.

Gracepoint, a brand new ten part event series, will premiere on Fox on Thursday 2nd October at 9pm/8c.

David Tennant stars as Det. Emmett Carver, a law officer new arrived in the sleepy northern Californian town of Gracepoint following scandal around his previous case. He is reluctantly paired with colleague Det. Ellie Miller (Anna Gunn) to solve the crime, but in a community of this size where everyone knows each other, when long-held secrets start to emerge the residents star…

RADIO: Listen To David Tennant In The Gobetweenies Today

Listen to David Tennant in the radio sitcom The Gobetweenies which begins a repeat run on BBC Radio 4 Extra today. David stars as Joe Miller alongside Sarah Alexander as his ex-wife Mimi in the first series which originally aired in 2011. The Gobetweenies is the creation of award-winning Scottish writer Marcella Evaristi
The Gobetweenies
Episode 1 - Meet The Millers
BBC Radio 4 Extra, 7.30am
A candid look at contemporary family through the prism of two North London siblings Lucy and Tom as they schlep between their determinedly hands-on parents. Lucy is excited about exploring surrealism, Tom is obsessively counting sultanas and their mum Mimi is desperate for her third attempt at married life to get started, but the children's father Joe has come to a decision that will changes their all their lives...
If it's Wednesday... it must be Holloway
Cast List: 
Joe ..... David Tennant
Mimi ..... Sarah Alexander
Tom ..... Finlay Christie
Lucy ..... Phoebe Abbott
Harry ..... Stuart Mil…

USA: Download David Tennant Reading On Her Majesty's Secret Service - Available Now From Audible

David Tennant's audiobook version of the James Bond classic spy novel On Her Majesty's Secret Service is available now from in the United States.

Originally released in the UK in 2012, the recording was part of an ambitious joint production between Ian Fleming Publications and the now defunct AudioGo to record all of Fleming's James Bond novels as part of the 007 Reloaded collection. The series, which took three years to prepare, involved some of the cream of the UK's acting talent including Damian Lewis, Rosamund Pike, Bill Nighy and Hugh Bonneville. The range, complete with new cover art, is now available on Audible via Blackstone Audio Inc.

On Her Majesty's Secret Service
In his Alpine base, Blofeld is developing biological weapons that will devastate Britain. Unaware of the danger, James Bond is about to marry Teresa di Vicenzo, the daughter of a Corsican Mafioso. But then he is sent to Switzerland. Bond's marriage and Blofeld's schemes disinte…

PHOTOS: David Tennant In New Gracepoint Screencaps

David Tennant featured in new promo clips from Gracepoint posted by Fox TV earlier tonight. Enjoy some screencaps from the clips here:

Gracepoint, the new ten-part event series from Fox, follows the investigation into the murder of a young boy in a sleepy coastal town. The drama is adapted from the award winning UK series Broadchurch in which David also starred. The ensemble cast also includes Anna Gunn, Nick Nolte, Sarah-Jane Potts, Jacki Weaver, Michael Peña and Josh Hamilton. 

Gracepoint premieres on Fox in the USA and the Global Network in Canada on Thursday 2nd October at 9pm ET.

Read more about the series on our website

VIDEO: Gracepoint - Jack Irvine Introduces Tom Miller

Rising Canadian star Jack Irvine speaks about his Gracepoint character Tom Miller, describing him as an innocent and a bit of a mystery who is scared to tell about what he knows or what he has seen. Tom is the oldest son of Ellie (Anna Gunn), the assistant detective on the investigation into Danny's death, and Joe (Josh Hamilton), a stay-at-home husband who does most of the caring for Tom and his baby brother Dylan.

Talking in a new clip just released by Fox TV, Vancouver native Jack describes how Tom and murder victim Danny were close, almost like brothers. The moment that Ellie informs him of Danny's death is a huge moment for the schoolboy.

"At the moment he realises that [Danny is] dead I think he's sad but he's also a bit kind of scared," explains Jack. "Is he in danger of anything?"

Gracepoint, a ten part event series for Fox TV, is a remake of the UK series Broadchurch, sharing a star in lead actor David Tennant. The producers have stressed tha…

VIDEO: Gracepoint - Sarah-Jane Potts Profiles Gemma Fisher

UK actress Sarah-Jane Potts profiles Gemma Fisher, her character in the upcoming Fox TV series Gracepoint in a brand new promo clip.

Sarah-Jane stars alongside fellow Brit David Tennant in the remake of the hit UK series Broadchurch which is due to hit US TV screens next month. While David reprises his role as lead investigator in a shocking murder case, Sarah-Jane, sporting a dramatic blonde hairstyle, takes on the role of Gemma, the English owner of the town's only hotel.

"She's a little bit of a cheerful misfit," says Sarah-Jane of Gemma, whose business is struggling but who is determined to make a success of it. " She's the trouble maker, she doesn't mean to be...I feel like she has a really good heart."

Watch the clip here:

Gracepoint explores the impact on a small American town of the murder of a local boy whose body is discovered on the town beach. It 's up to Detectives Emmett Carver (David Tennant) and Ellie Miller (Anna Gunn) to lead the i…

VIDEO: More Broadchurch Cast In Ice Bucket Challenges

Actor Joe Sims has updated the Broadchurch cast Ice Bucket Challenge video with to new clips of his co-stars taking part in the ALS Ice Bucket challenge.

First up is Jodie Whittaker (Beth Latimer) taking a soaking in a bathtub after nominating actors Thomas Mison and Rebekah Staton and her osteopath.

Next, Olivia Colman is seen, in a clip filmed by her husband Ed Sinclair, having far too much fun tipping ice over the heads of neighbours Edgar and Angus Duthie-Jackson before pushing both of them into a pond.

Remember that it's all for charity, and the purpose of the Ice Bucket Challenge is to raise awareness and funds in the fight against  the neurodegenerative condition amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease in the USA or Motor Neurone Disease in the UK.

The Broadchurch crew are supporting a friend of cast member Jonathan Bailey (Olly Stevens), to fundraise. Gordon Aikman was recently diagnosed with the condition and has devoted the time that he ha…

RADIO: The Gobetweenies Starring David Tennant Repeated On BBC Radio 4 Extra

The first series of radio sitcom The Gobetweenies starring David Tennant and Sarah Alexander will be repeated on Sundays on BBC Radio 4 Extra starting from this weekend.

The series by Marcella Evaristi follows looks at life in North London through the eyes of Tom and Lucy Miller (Finlay Christie and Phoebe Abbott), the children of divorced couple Joe (David Tennant) and Mimi (Sarah Alexander) as they share their time out between their parents. The series also stars Stuart Milligan as Harry.

The Gobetweenies
Episode 1 - Meet The Millers
BBC Radio 4 Extra, Sunday 31st August, 7.30am
A candid look at contemporary family through the prism of two North London siblings Lucy and Tom as they schlep between their determinedly hands-on parents. Lucy is excited about exploring surrealism, Tom is obsessively counting sultanas and their mum Mimi is desperate for her third attempt at married life to get started, but the children's father Joe has come to a decision that will changes their all their l…

SCREENCAPS: David Tennant In New Gracepoint Clip

David Tennant appears in previously unseen scenes from Gracepoint in a new promo clip from the series posted by Fox today. The ten episode event series begins on Fox and Canada's Global Network on Thursday 2nd October at 9pm ET. View screencaps from the clip below: 

Click here to watch the new clip (US only)

Find out more about the show here.

VIDEO: Gracepoint - Anna Gunn Profiles Det. Ellie Miller

Anna Gunn is the latest member of the cast of Gracepoint to profile her character in the show. In a new video clip released by Fox, Anna introduces Detective Ellie Miller. 

Local detective Ellie Miller is a happily married mother of two who expects to be promoted on her return from vacation, only to discover that the position has gone to an outsider, Detective Emmett Carver (David Tennant). To make matters worse, she immediately has to start working with him when the body of her son's best friend is found on the local beach, a victim of murder. Ellie and Carver are very different and their professional relationship is not always easy

"One of the things that's fascinating is that it's about these two detectives that come at this tragedy and and this case in totally different ways," she explains

Such a violent crime is unheard of in the sleepy hamlet of Gracepoint, and even Ellie, with her police experience, finds it tough going, especially as she is close to the vict…

GRACEPOINT: Alisen Down Plays Kathy Eaton

Award-winning Canadian actress Alisen Down is confirmed in the role of newspaper editor Kathy Eaton in new Fox TV event series Gracepoint, according to her publicist PMG.

Alisen, previously seen in Cold Squad and The Life is part of an impressive ensemble cast which also includes David Tennant, Anna Gunn, Nick Nolte and Kevin Zegers. Gracepoint is based on the UK series Broadchurch, although it will diverge from the original offering new twists and suspects and a different ending. When a young boy is found dead on an idyllic beach, a major police investigation gets underway in the small California seaside town where the tragedy occurred. Soon deemed a homicide, the case sparks a media frenzy, which throws the boy's family into further turmoil and upends the lives of all of the town's residents.

Alisen’s character Kathy is the editor of the local newspaper, The Gracepoint Journal, although her background and training were on big city publications. She is intelligent and intuitive…

PHOTOS: David Tennant Photoshoot From 2006 #ThrowbackThursday

Today's Throwback Thursday selection is a collection of photos of David taken in 2006 by Marl Eilbeck. The pictures were used in several publications around David's first series of Doctor Who, including SFX, The Sunday Times and Scotland on Sunday.

David Tennant On Gracepoint: "I'm Thrilled To Be Part Of This Cast Telling This Story"

David Tennant has expressed his aspirations for his new Fox TV drama Gracepoint the American remake of the award winning Broadchurch in which he also starred. David plays Emmett Carver, a similar role to Broadchurch cop Alec Hardy, though now a Californian police detective investigating the murder of a child in a small coastal community.

While there have been voices questioning the need to remake such a series as Broadchurch for the American market, it remains a fact that on its US broadcast on BBC America, audience figures were low, even by the cable channel's standards. Fox taking the option to remake rather than rebroadcast is not an unusual one, but the outcome is not always assured. Cracker and Prime Suspect were notable failures; however, The Office has proved to be a ratings winner. What is unusual is the inclusion of an original cast member in the remake. This does not guarantee success, of course: the American version of The IT Crowd never got past the pilot stage, despite…

VIDEO: The First Broadchurch Cast Ice Bucket Challenge

Joe Sims, star of Broadchurch and Little Red Hen Videos have posted the first Broadchurch Cast Ice Bucket Challenge.

Taking part in today's challenge were Joe Sims, Arthur Darvill, Jonathan Bailey, Jodie Whittaker, Carolyn Pickles, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Tanya Franks and previously unannounced cast member Meera Syal. The cast nominated series creator Chris Chibnall, producer Jane Featherstone and the casts of Call The Midwife and Critical for the next challenge. The Broadchurch cast and crew were nominated by their own Director of Photography, Jon Conroy.

Andrew Buchan undertook out his own solo soaking, nominating Eddie Redmayne, Matt Smith and one of his old university friends for the next round.

Joe has also promised that more Broadchurch cast will be added to the challenges in the coming days - and there are, as you will have noticed, some significant absences...

The phenomenon of the Ice Bucket Challenge serves to raise awareness and funds in the fight against  the neurodegenerati…

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Comic Book Released Today

The new Titan Comics release Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor hits comic book stores today. Written by Eisner Award-winning Nick Abadzis (Laika) with artwork by fan-favorite Elena Casagrande (Suicide Risk) and cover art by Alice X. Zhang, the brand new Tenth Doctor adventure pits the Time Lord against new foes in the company of a brand new companion.

Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor
Issue #2
Alll 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 neighborhood goes wild. But this graveyard shift is living up to its name! Vortexes explode out of the machines, shadowy creatures stalk on the edge of sight, and Gabby finds herself pursued by unearthly forces. Finally, on the longest night of her life, Gabby is trapped in a powerless subway car – an…

RADIO: Listen To Episode 3 Of Believe It! On BBC Radio 4 Tonight

The third episode of series 2 of Jon Canter’s spoof Believe It! starring Richard Wilson continues on BBC Radio 4 tonight. The show, which originally aired in December 2013, is enjoying a repeat this week
Based on glimmers of truth, Believe It! is the hilarious, bizarre, revealing (and, most importantly, untrue) celebrity autobiography of Richard Wilson. He narrates the series with his characteristic dead-pan delivery, weaving in and out of dramatised scenes from his fictional life-story and playing a heavily exaggerated version of himself.
Believe It! (S2 E3) Danger Man
BBC Radio 4
Wednesday 27th August, 11.30pm Richard Wilson explains the long-lasting influence Ian McKellan has had on his life. David Tennant appears as Old Murray and Marcos, while Ian McKellen guest stars as himself.
The show was written by Jon Canter and produced and directed by Clive Brill.
BBC radio broadcasts are available worldwide: click here to listen in
The episode will also be available to hear again on BBC iPlaye…


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