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Children In Need: Got It Covered Featuring David Tennant Covering The Proclaimers Tops The Album Charts

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The Children In Need charity album, Got It Covered, which features David Tennant’s cover version of The Proclaimers classic, Sunshine On Leith, has topped the UK album charts on pre-sales alone. 
The album, which is released online and in stores in the UK tomorrow, is currently outselling Lewis Capaldi, Coldplay and James Blunt.  Order your copy here.

The album is an exciting new venture for the charity this year and features a glittering line-up of some of the UK’s most critically-acclaimed actors from stage  and screen who have banded together to help make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people throughout the UK.
Each track was carefully crafted and recorded at the legendary recording studios, Abbey Road and Rak Studios in London, whilst the actors received expert guidance and mentoring from Brit and Mercury award-winning record producers and songwriters, Guy Chambers and Jonathan Quarmby. With over 20 years of industry experience, veteran vocal coa…

Happy Halloween - Listen To David Tennant Read Vampire Stories

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Happy Halloween! We hope you all have a suitably spooky day. To get you in the mood here's some tales of vampires read by David Tennant!
They're bloody fang-tastic...


Bewitched Bewitched by Edith Wharton. Saul still goes out to see his previous girlfriend...even though she died years ago.
The Girl With Hungry Eyes The Girl With The Hungry Eyes by Fritz Lieber concentrates on the magnetic power of the vampire.
A Lot Of Mince Pies A Lot Of Mince Pies by Robert Swindells focuses on a group of carol singers who visit the same cottage every year.
The Lady Of The House Of Love The Lady Of The House Of Love by Angela Carter a virginal English soldier, travelling through Romania by bicycle, finds himself in a deserted village.


Dead Persons In Hungry
David Tennant reads Antoine Calmet's accounts of real Vampires, gathered from people across Europe who believed they had seen the creatures with their own eyes.

The Family Of The Vordalak
Gorcha sets off on a mysterious mission but tells his family…

UK: David Tennant Stars In Children In Need: Got It Covered On BBC One Tonight

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A behind the scenes look at the making of the new Children In Need charity album, Got It Covered, is on BBC One this evening at 7.30pm and will feature David Tennant as he records his version of The Proclaimers hit, Sunshine On Leith. 

This incredibly exciting venture from BBC One and BBC Children in Need also involves Helena Bonham Carter CBE, Jim Broadbent, Olivia Colman CBE, Shaun Dooley, Luke Evans, Suranne Jones, Adrian Lester OBE, Himesh Patel and Jodie Whittaker. The album of cover songs aims to help make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people throughout the UK. 

The special 90-minute programme will follow the entire recording process and explore all the behind-the-scenes action, as the actors face the challenging task of laying down their bespoke tracks at the legendary recording studios RAK and Abbey Road Studios in London.


Children in Need: Got It Covered is a co-production by BBC Studios and 20four7films. It has been commissioned by Charl…

Channel 4 Shows First Images Of New David Tennant Drama Deadwater Fell

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Channel 4 has revealed a pair of first-look images from their upcoming drama Deadwater Fell. The show stars David Tennant and Cush Jumbo and is due to premiere in early 2020.




The gripping four-part series Deadwater Fell is set in the small fictional town of Kirkdarroch and focuses on the aftermath of a tragedy. When a seemingly perfect and happy family is murdered by someone they know and trust, the small Scottish community they call home becomes riven with mistrust and suspicion as those closest to the family begin to question everything they thought they knew about their friends.

Deadwater Fell was created by Grantchester writer Daisy Coulam and is produced by Kudos. David Tennant stars as trusted and respected GP Tom, who lives with wife Kate, a local primary school teacher played by Anna Madeley, and the couple's three daughters. But tragedy is round the corner for the seemingly perfect family when Kate and the children are found dead after a fire at their home which Tom survive…

UK: gen:LOCK Released On DVD & Blu-ray Today

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Rooster Teeth’s animated sci fi series gen:LOCK is now available on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK. 
Order your copy here
The dystopian anime is set fifty years in the future where an oppressive authoritarian force threatens to conquer the world. A daring team is recruited to pilot a new form of weaponized neuroscience that powers devastating mecha - giant armoured robots - but they must be willing to sacrifice everything to save the world. David Tennant stars as Dr. Rufus "Doc" Weller, the inventor of the 'gen:LOCK' technology, the next generation of mecha. Michael B Jordan voices Julian Chase, one of a diverse group of young pilots controlling the weapons.

The cast also includes Maisie Williams, Dakota Fanning, Kōichi Yamadera, Golshifteh Farahani and Asia Kate Dillon. gen:LOCK is created by Gray G. Haddock, head of Rooster Teeth Animation, and is co-produced by Jordan through his own company Outlier Society Productions.

Gen:LOCK is available on VOD across various streaming…

UK: Good Omens Released On DVD, Blu-ray & Ltd Ed Steelbook Today

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The Amazon Prime series Good Omens is now available on DVD, Blu-ray and Ltd Ed Steelbook in the UK!
Click here to order the DVD from amazon.co.uk Click here to order the Blu-ray from amazon.co.uk Click here to order the Ltd Ed Steelbook from amazon.co.uk
This release comes packed with bonus content and includes exclusive collectors’ art cards!

Special Features Incude:
• Page To Screen 
• Aziraphale's World 
• Bookshop Tour 
• Crowley's World 
• Deleted Scenes 
• Storyboard 
• Concept Art Gallery 
• Costume Design Gallery 
• Queen compilation 
• Good Omens VFX reel 
• Audio commentaries
• Good Omens trailer 
• The Characters of Good Omens 
• The World of Good Omens 


David Tennant stars as fast-living demon Crowley opposite Michael Sheen as fussy angel Aziraphale in the six-part series which was adapted and produced by Gaiman and directed by Douglas Mackinnon. Set in 'a nostalgic present' Good Omens sees the Earth hurtling towards the Apocalypse, with the forces of Heaven and Hell massing fo…

David Tennant Weekly News Update: Monday 21st - Sunday 27th October

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Animation News - gen:LOCK Renewed And Headed For HBO Max

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Rooster Teeth’s hit futuristic series gen:LOCK is coming back for a second season and will be moving to a new home, from Adult Swim to HBO Max. David Tennant stars in the show as Dr. Rufus Weller, the creator of gen:LOCK technology and the android Caliban.


Gen:LOCK is set fifty years in the future where an oppressive authoritarian force that threatens to conquer the world. A daring team has been recruited to pilot a new form of devastating mecha, but they must be willing to sacrifice everything to save the world. Starring Michael B. Jordan (Creed, Black Panther), the half-hour animated series focuses on a near-future dystopia undergoing a new, technologically driven world war.  Season 2 of gen:LOCK will premiere on HBO Max and will be available on Rooster Teeth for FIRST members after 90 days.
Dakota Fanning (The Alienist, Twilight Saga), Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones, Early Man, New Mutants), Golshifteh Farahani (Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales), and David Tennant (…

UK: DuckTales Returns To Disney XD In November

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Good news for DuckTales fans: new episodes are on their way to Disney XD in the UK early in November as Season 2 resumes its run. The award-winning reboot of the 1980s classic animation is back with brand new episodes starting on Monday 4th November. The new episodes will air daily at 5.30pm with a repeat at 8.30pm. 


David Tennant returns in DuckTales as daredevil billionaire Scrooge McDuck, with Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz and Bobby Moynihan as Scrooge’s mischievous great-nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie. The series also stars Kate Micucci as the triplets’ fearless friend Webby, Tony Anselmo as Donald Duck, Toks Olagundoye as faithful housekeeper Mrs Beakley and Beck Bennett as inept pilot Launchpad McQuack. Disney's DuckTales sees the Duck family embark on globe-trotting adventures and treasure hunts, uncovering family secrets along the way. Guest stars have included Catherine Tate, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Paget Brewster, Kimiko Glenn, Paul F. Thompkins, Michael Chiklis, Tara Strong and Ja…

USA: Children In Need’s Got It Covered Album Available To Pre-Order

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Fans in the USA will be pleased to know that the hotly anticipated Children in Need: Got It Covered album will also be released in America on Friday 8 November. It can be ore-ordered now at Amazon.com here . The album, in aid of BBC Children in Need, is an exciting new venture for the charity this year and features a glittering line-up of some of the UK’s most critically-acclaimed actors from stage and screen who have banded together to help make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people throughout the UK. Full album track list is as follows:
David Tennant has covered Sunshine on Leith by The Proclaimers
Helena Bonham Carter CBE has covered Both Sides Now by Joni Mitchell
Jim Broadbent has covered Blue Moon by Rogers and Hart
Olivia Colman CBE has covered Glory Box by Portishead
Shaun Dooley has covered Never Grow Up by Taylor Swift
Luke Evans has covered Smile by Charlie Chaplin
Suranne Jones has covered Symphony by Clean Bandit
Adrian Lester OBE has covered …

Doctor Who: The Target Storybook Out Now

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Doctor Who: The Target Storybook is published today and can be ordered in the UK atwww.amazon.co.uk  and in the USA atwww.amazon.com now! We’re all stories in the end…
A brilliant new collection of spin-off stories from famous episodes throughout the history of Doctor Who – and a new format for the successful Target publishing range.
In this exciting collection you’ll find all-new stories spinning off from some of your favourite Doctor Who moments across the history of the series. Learn what happened next, what went on before, and what occurred off-screen in an inventive selection of sequels, side-trips, foreshadowings and first-hand accounts – and also look forward in time, with a brand new adventure for the Thirteenth Doctor. Each story expands in thrilling ways upon aspects of Doctor Who’s enduring legend. The book includes fifteen different stories, with contributions from show luminaries past and present – including Terrance Dicks, Colin Baker, Matthew Waterhouse, Mike Tucker, Joy Wi…

AUDIO: Dixon Of Dock Green: Roaring Boy Repeats On BBC Radio 4 Extra Today

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BBC Radio 4 Extra concludes it’s repeat of the first series of Dixon Of Dock Green today.  The final episode, Roaring Boy airs throughout the day with broadcasts at 6am, 1pm, 8pm and 1am.

In today’s episode Mary and Andy have some exciting news for George but George is nowhere to be found - and on the other side of Dock Green a desperate young man with a gun is on the run.

Dixon Of Dock Green was first broadcast in 2005. It stars David Calder as PC George Dixon and David Tennant as PC Andy Crawford. It was adapted by Sue Rodwell from the original TV scripts by Ted Willis

Listen to Dixon Of Dock Green here

UK, AUS & NZ: Final Space Season 2 Coming To Netflix In November

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The second season of the epic sci-fi adventure comedy with a plethora of heart, Final Space, is coming to Netflix in the UK, Australia and New Zealand on 24th November 2019. 
Season two of Final Space finds Gary restarting with a new ship and a new AI voiced by Jane Lynch (Glee) as they recover what's left of his crew. Conan O'Brien reprises his role as Clarence, now a series regular, alongside Ron Funches (Undatable) and Ashly Burch (Attack on Titan) as they embark on an epic mission to free the Titan Bolo (Keith David). Along the way, Gary battles new villains led by Alan Tudyk (Firefly), Christopher Judge (Stargate SG-1) and Gary's Mom, Claudia Black (Farscape).
Final Space is created by YouTube sensation, Olan Rogers, and Emmy award-winner David Sacks (The Simpsons). Rogers stars in the animated series with Fred Armisen (Portlandia), Tom Kenny (Adventure Time), David Tennant (Doctor Who), Tika Sumpter (Mixed-ish), and Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead). The half-hour animate…

AUDIO: Dixon Of Dock Green: Rock, Rattle And Roll Repeats On BBC Radio 4 Extra Today

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BBC Radio 4 Extra continues repeating the whole of the first series of Dixon Of Dock Green over the course of the next few days.  Episode 5: Rock, Rattle And Roll airs today with broadcasts at 6am, 1pm, 8pm and 1am.

In today’s episode when a fanatical Spurs fan has his prized football rattle stolen, an FA cup tie provides the perfect excuse for a weekend away in Blackpool for Andy and Mary.

Dixon Of Dock Green was first broadcast in 2005. It stars David Calder as PC George Dixon and David Tennant as PC Andy Crawford. It was adapted by Sue Rodwell from the original TV scripts by Ted Willis

Listen to Dixon Of Dock Green here

Concludes at the same time tomorrow.

VIDEO: Watch David Tennant Talk About Taking Part In The Children In Need Album

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A behind the scenes look at the making of the new Children In Need charity album, Got It Covered, is coming to BBC One on Wednesday 30th October at 7.30pm and will feature David Tennant as he records his version of The Proclaimers hit, Sunshine On Leith. 

This incredibly exciting venture from BBC One and BBC Children in Need also involves Helena Bonham Carter CBE, Jim Broadbent, Olivia Colman CBE, Shaun Dooley, Luke Evans, Suranne Jones, Adrian Lester OBE, Himesh Patel and Jodie Whittaker. The album of cover songs aims to help make a positive difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people throughout the UK. 

The special 90-minute programme will follow the entire recording process and explore all the behind-the-scenes action, as the actors face the challenging task of laying down their bespoke tracks at the legendary recording studios RAK and Abbey Road Studios in London.

David talks about the process in a new interview: 




What was it that made you want to take part in B…

NEW INTERVIEW: Singing On New Children In Need Album Is Like “National Service” Says David Tennant

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David Tennant has said singing on BBC Children In Need’s album of cover songs felt like “national service”. The Scottish actor and former Doctor Who star recorded a cover version of The Proclaimers’ anthemic 1988 track Sunshine On Leith, which will appear on the forthcoming charity record to raise money for disadvantaged children and young people in the UK. Celebrities including Helena Bonham Carter, Jodie Whittaker, Luke Evans, Suranne Jones, Adrian Lester, Himesh Patel and Shaun Dooley have contributed to the album, called Got It Covered. Tennant, 48, said he chose the track, a love letter to Leith, because The Proclaimers – brothers Charlie and Craig Reid – had been “the soundtrack” to his life. The actor said: “Well, I had a few ideas of the song I might do but as soon as I suggested Sunshine On Leith by The Proclaimers, it seemed to be set in stone and everybody was very keen that we stick with that and it’s been a very important song for me. “I’ve loved The Proclaimers, they have bee…

AUDIO: Dixon Of Dock Green: Dixie Repeats On BBC Radio 4 Extra Today

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BBC Radio 4 Extra continues repeating the whole of the first series of Dixon Of Dock Green over the course of the next few days.  Episode 4: Dixie airs today with broadcasts at 6am, 1pm, 8pm and 1am.

In today’s episode when things go missing from the Dixon household Doris, the downtrodden girl from next door, is exposed as a petty thief. But it's Mary Dixon who comes to her rescue, against George's wishes, and who earns the admiration of Andy Crawford.

Dixon Of Dock Green was first broadcast in 2005. It stars David Calder as PC George Dixon and David Tennant as PC Andy Crawford. It was adapted by Sue Rodwell from the original TV scripts by Ted Willis

Listen to Dixon Of Dock Green here

Continues at the same time tomorrow.

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