DAVID TENNANT REVIEW OF 2015: October - Jessica Jones Trailer & An Unforgettable Musical Duet

October arrived and with it a plethora of new TV appearances for David, including a much-lauded stint hosting the long-running current affairs panel show Have I Got News For You. With a month to go till the launch of Marvel's Jessica Jones, more was revealed about the show, including a full trailer. 


A new trailer for Marvel’s Jessica Jones gave the first chilling look at how David’s character Kilgrave would cast his shadow over the lead character. 
The series cast appeared at New York Comic Con; however David was forced to drop out at the last minute due to other work commitments but sent a pre-taped video message to apologise for his absence. The first episode was screened to a delighted audience resulting in an overwhelmingly positive reaction. 
Towards the end of the month Marvel released a full length trailer for the series which finally showed Kilgrave in action. David explained that Kilgrave’s power of mind control he’s turned him into a demanding, manipulative monster.  “He’s the kid in the toy shop; he can have whatever he wants,” he said. “Part of the journey of growing up is that you have to learn things don't always work that way. But for Kilgrave, that's never been the truth.”  

David was a guest star on the first episode of the new Sky One entertainment show Bring The Noise! David and host Ricky Wilson recreated a classic Elton John and Kiki Dee duet and the show’s finale saw David paying tribute to his Pet Shop Boys namesake. 

The fourth season of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles premiered on Nickelodeon in the USA with David voicing the role of The Fugitoid, the Turtles’ rescuer and mentor. 

David recorded his guest appearance on Jamie & Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast, joining hosts Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty in their pop up restaurant at the end of Southend Pier in Essex. The show will be shown on Channel 4 on January 15th. He also recorded an appearance on the BBC One show Room 101, scheduled for broadcast on January 14th

David was the guest host for Have I Got News For You, with special guests Grayson Perry and Katherine Ryan. 

David voiced a small guest role as Igor the Door in Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and voiced the first in a two part series: Knights Of Classic Drama At The BBC. 

Doctor Who

Big news from Big Finish as they announced that David would be reuniting with Catherine Tate as the Doctor and Donna for some brand new Doctor Who audio adventures, scheduled for release in 2016.  David and Catherine explained in a video interview why they loved working together. 

Archive footage of David as the Tenth Doctor was shown in the new Doctor Who episode The Girl Who Died as viewers were finally given the explanation of why the Twelfth Doctor has the face of the Roman trader rescued in The Fires Of Pompeii. 


David’s performance dates and ticketing details were confirmed for the New York transfer of Richard II in 2016. 


What We Did On Our Holiday was released in cinemas in Japan as A Gift From Pirate Grandpa. 


David was among the cast of a new audiobook recording of the gothic horror novel Carmilla. He also voiced the role of the propaganda minister in the new video game Just Cause 3


David voiced a new campaign ad for the Children’s Air Ambulance

Classic FM released their charity play Upstairs Downland Abbey, narrated by David and starring all of their regular presenters. 

Personal Appearances

Wizard World announced that David would be their guest again, this time attending the St. Louis and Madison conventions in 2016. Billie Piper was later added to the guest list.


David was longlisted in the National Television Awards for his appearance in Broadchurch. He was also nominated as Best Film Actor for What We Did On Our Holiday in the Scottish BAFTAs  and as favourite SciFi / Fantasy Actor in the 2016 People’s Choice Awards.   

Tomorrow’s Review of 2015 will be looking back at November; however if you have missed any previous months you can find them here