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POLAND: Des Starring David Tennant Comes To Cinemax This Weekend

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The three part real-crime series Des launches in Poland on Cinemax this Sunday. David Tennant stars as infamous UK serial killer Dennis Nilsen in the miniseries that premiered on ITV in in the UK in September. Daniel Mays and Jason Watkins co-star. as Detective Peter Jay and Brian Masters respectively. Dennis Nilsen murdered at least 12 vulnerable young men and boys in the period between 1978 and 1983, having lured them to his London flats with the promise of alcohol and a meal. Based on the book, Killing For Company by Brian Masters, Des documents the period following Nilsen's arrest and his trial, during which time the police, led by DI May, raced to identify the victims. Watch Episode 1 of Des on Cinemax in Poland on Sunday 6th December from 20:00 with Episode 2 following directly afterwards at 20:45. The series concludes on 13th December.

David Tennant Named Best Actor In Digital Spy Awards

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David Tennant has been named as Best TV Actor in the 2020 Digital Spy Reader Awards for his appearance as Dennis Nilsen in the ITV series Des. The three part drama was written by Luke Neal, based on the book Killing For Company by Brian Masters, and was directed by Lewis Arnold.  David said of his win, "It means so much to me that it's connected with audiences - I can't tell you how thrilled I am to receive this, thank you everyone who voted." The Digital Spy Reader Awards were voted on by members of the public in an online poll during November 2020.  The full list of winners is: Best Lockdown Binge – Tiger King Best TV Actress – Jodie Comer, Killing Eve Best TV Actor – David Tennant, Des Best TV character – Villanelle, Killing Eve Best TV Drama – Killing Eve Best British TV Drama – Killing Eve Rising Star – Paul Mescal, Normal People Breakthrough TV hit – Normal People Best TV Moment – First Black female Doctor, Doctor Who Most Devastating TV Death – Kenny, Killing E

New Tenth Doctor Audio Adventure ‘The Minds of Magnox’ Out Now

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Doctor Who: The Minds of Magnox is  released on CD and digital download today.  The audio story is available to  order now on Amazon .co.uk and Amazon.com , and will be available to purchase globally from Audible and Amazon.  It will be released on vinyl by  Demon Records  tomorrow, marking the first simultaneous publication of a BBC Audio title across CD, digital and vinyl formats. The CD and digital editions will also feature a short Coda to the story.  In this original story, the Doctor travels with Brian, the Ood assassin, to the planet Magnox, one of the greatest receptacles of knowledge the universe has ever known, and home to the Minds of Magnox. The Doctor needs to ask a vital question, but the answer is Grade 1 Classified. In order to gain an audience with the Minds of Magnox he must take a dangerous test.   Meanwhile, Brian gets involved with a criminal group and is asked to assassinate the Minds of Magnox. However, others also have the planet within their sights…  Doctor Wh

David Tennant To Guest On TV Tribute To Richard Wilson

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David Tennant is set to guest star in a  celebration of the career of the country’s most famous grumpy pensioner, Richard Wilson on BBC Scotland later this month. Better known as playing Victor Meldrew in One Foot in the Grave, Richard Wilson’s rise to becoming one of our most-loved comedy performers nearly didn’t happen. He talks about his humble beginnings as a lab technician from Greenock to becoming one of the most recognisable faces in Britain, and how he nearly turned down the role of a lifetime. Richard is also one of theatre’s most respected directors and a relentless supporter of new writing talent. Featuring a special interview with Richard and other key people from his enduring career, including David Tennant and Arabella Weir, The Moments That Made.. Richard Wilson airs on a BBC Scotland and BBC iPlayer on Wednesday 23rd December at 10pm. 

DuckTales To End After “Epic Season 3 Final’ In 2021

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Sad news for fans of David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck, as Disney have announced that there will be no further series of DuckTales.  “The talented creative team, led by Matt Youngberg and Francisco Angones, have delivered exceptional storytelling with uniquely reimagined characters for three seasons of 75 episodes and more than 15 shorts,” a Disney XD spokesperson said in a statement. “While physical production is wrapping,  DuckTales  continues to be available daily on Disney Channels and Disney+ around the world and fans will get an epic season finale in 2021.” The Emmy Award nominated show is on its third season and has just aired this year’s Christmas special in the USA and Canada. The news comes after cast and crew went above and beyond during the Coronavirus crisis to carry on recording from home to ensure fans got to see new episodes this year.  David Tennant stars as adventuring billionaire Scrooge McDuck in the reboot of the classic 1980s animated series. Co-starring Danny Pudi,

There She Goes Wins C21 Comedy Award

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There She Goes, the comedy series starring David Tennant and Jessica Hynes, has been named Best Returning Comedy-Drama Series in the C21 2020 International Drama Awards. The BBC Two series follows a family's experiences raising a daughter with a severe learning disability and is based on the real-life experiences of writers Shaun Pye and Sarah Crawford, whose own daughter lives with an undiagnosed chromosomal disorder.  There She Goes co-stars Miley Locke and Edan Hayhurst, with recurring appearances from Ben Willbond, Yasmin Akram, Nigel Planer, Serena Evans and Philip Jackson. The series is directed by Simon Hynd and produced by Clelia Mountford for Merman Television. Other nominees in the category were After Life (Derek Productions for Netflix), Brassic (Calamity Films for Sky One), Dead to Me (CBS Television Studios for Netflix), Man Like Mobeen (Tiger Aspect for BBC One/BBC Three) and Sex Education (Eleven Film for Netflix). David Tennant was nominated for Best Individual Perf

David Tennant Joins ‘Maggie’s Carols On Your Couch’ Online Concert Tomorrow Night

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David Tennant will be joining a special fundraising event tomorrow night in aid of national cancer care charity Maggie's. Maggie's in Scotland have launched the inaugural Maggie's Carols On Your Couch singalong concert, a fun-packed festive event involving festive music, a specially filmed sequence by two of Scotland's most popular panto stars, and a host of musicians, singers plus readings by some famous Scottish favourites.  Joining David will be X Factor star Caitlyn Vanbeck and former Blue Peter presenter and author Janet Ellis. In addition, actors Andy Gray and Grant Stott, unable to perform in their usual pantomime this year, have filmed an exclusive festive sketch from the stage of the King's Theatre, Edinburgh. The event is especially meaningful for Andy Gray who has battled blood cancer and received support himself from Maggie's.  The concert starts at 7.30pm GMT on Thursday 3rd December. Tickets to the online event are available for £10 per household v

USA: DuckTales Season 3 Festive Special 'How Santa Stole Christmas!' Premieres On Disney XD Tonight

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Season three of the Emmy Award-nominated DuckTales continues tonight in the USA with a brand new episode, How Santa Stole Christmas! The festive episode stars David Tennant as Scrooge McDuck and guest stars Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey, W1A) as Santa, a huge polar bear with a natty moustache. Scrooge teams up with his archrival, Santa Claus, to save Christmas, while Webby discovers the true history behind their infamous feud. How Santa Stole Christmas! premieres tonight at 7pm ET/PT on Disney XD in the USA and on Sunday 13th December at 11.30am ET on Disney Channel in Canada. Watch a preview clip below where Santa and the kids plead with Scrooge to lend a hand on Christmas Eve.

Don't Miss Out On These Doctor Who Cyber Monday Deals!

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David Tennant Weekly News Update: Monday 23rd - Sunday 29th November

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Catch up with our updates about David Tennant's projects and appearances with this weekly post. Simply click the link to read the article. Don't forget, if you want to access older news stories you can still do so in our archives.    Des David Tennant Wins TV Times Award For His Performance In Des FRANCE, GERMANY & SPAIN: David Tennant Drama Des Premieres On Starzplay Today   Staged Awards Win For Staged As Dan Gage Picks Up Editing Prize   DuckTales USA: DuckTales Season 3 Episode 'The Fight For Castle McDuck!' Premieres On Disney XD Tonight VIDEO: Hugh Bonneville Joins DuckTales As Scrooge's Feud With Santa Threatens Christmas   Doctor Who Reunited! David Tennant And Alex Kingston Team Up For New Doctor Who Audio Adventures From Big Finish - Out Now! UK: Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special To Be Released As Steelbook Boxset   TV David Tennant And Michael Sheen To Appear On The Graham Norton Show Next Month UK: David Tennan

UK: Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special To Be Released As Steelbook Boxset

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The Day Of The Doctor, the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special, is to be released as a four-disc limited edition steelbook boxset. The special episode, which premiered worldwide in 2013, saw Matt Smith and David Tennant join forces as the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors, with John Hurt as previous incarnation The War Doctor, and co-starred Jenna Coleman, Billie Piper, Ingrid Oliver and Joanna Page. The Blu- ray set also includes three other special episodes from 2013, the Doctor Who origin docudrama, An Adventure In Space And Time, plus a whole host of extras. Click here to pre-order from amazon.co.uk The complete contents are: The Name of the Doctor -  The Series 7 finale, starring Matt Smith. The Doctor has a secret he will take to his grave. And it is discovered... The Night of the Doctor - Special mini-episode 'The Night of the Doctor' to reveal the Doctor's dark chapter. Starring Paul McGann, this BBC iPlayer exclusive will for the first time ever reveal what became of the

FRANCE, GERMANY & SPAIN: David Tennant Drama Des Premieres On Starzplay Today

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The gripping three-part real crime miniseries Des, starring David Tennant as UK serial killer Dennis Nilsen, premieres exclusively on Starz's international streaming service, Starzplay, in France, Germany and Spain today.  Des focuses on one of the most infamous criminal cases in UK history, Dennis Nilsen. Known as the ‘kindly killer’, Nilsen (David Tennant) was a local civil servant who spent five years murdering boys and young men he met on the streets of Soho from 1978 to 1983. He would meet and befriend these men before offering them food or lodgings for the evening back at his North London flat. His victims were often homeless or living off grid, having slipped through the cracks of 1980s society and were therefore welcoming of this stranger’s apparent generosity. When he was finally caught on 9 February 1983, Nilsen had murdered a total of fifteen men over a period of five years, making him Britain’s most prolific serial killer of the time.  After his arrest, Nilsen was aston

David Tennant Wins TV Times Award For His Performance In Des

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David Tennant has been named the winner of the TV Times Favourite Actor Award for his gripping performance of real-life serial killer Dennis Nilsen in the ITV drama Des. The TV Times 2020 Awards launched in September and were voted on by readers of the UK listings magazine. David saw off some tough competition from the likes of Michael Sheen, Martin Compston and Ralph Little.  David, who is currently filming Around The World In 80 Days in Romania, said of his prize, "Thank you, TV Times. I am very honoured by this. I worked on Des with so many incredible people, and over such a long time. It's not an easy story to tell - I am so pleased and proud that it connected with the audience. Thank you." Yesterday, New Pictures Ltd, the producers of Des, tweeted that the show's 28-day consolidated ratings of 12 million views make it ITV's highest rated show of 2020. Other winners in the TV Times Awards 2020 include After Life (Favourite On-Demand Show), Killing Eve (Favouri

UK: David Tennant Narrates Music Documentaries On BBC Four Tonight

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Two David Tennant-narrated music documentaries will make up part of BBC Four's celebration of Scottish musicians tonight. Both programmes have previously aired on BBC Scotland and BBC Four. From 9.30pm, music fans can enjoy Gerry Rafferty: Right Down The Line, and hour-long Artworks Scotland documentary from 2011 celebrating the life of one of Scotland's best loved singer/songwriters. Rafferty, who died in January 2011, was famous around the world for hits such as Baker Street and Stuck in the Middle With You. The programme tells the story of Rafferty's life through his often autobiographical songs and includes contributions from Gerry's daughter Martha and brother Jim, friends and colleagues including Billy Connolly, John Byrne and Joe Egan, admirers such as Tom Robinson and La Roux, and words and music from Rafferty himself. Following straight after at 10.30pm is The Proclaimers: This Is The Story, which originally aired in 2017 and in which David appears as well as n

Bid Now! David Tennant Donates Signed Doctor Who Cash Props For The Celebrity Bottom Drawer Auction

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David Tennant has donated props from the Doctor Who Christmas special, The Runaway Bride, to raise funds for East Anglia’s Children's Hospices.   He has handed over his personal collection of Tenth Doctor ten pound notes that were created for the show and has even signed them for The Celebrity Bottom Drawer Auction.  Griff Rhys Jones organised the event and has been asking his network of celebrities to donate their treasures and quirky personalised items for the week-long auction which begins today. The auction is now live and is hosted by online auction experts Bid In and you click here to view the lots. 

UK: David Tennant Narrates The Final Episode Of The Children's Hospital On BBC Scotland & BBC iPlayer Tonight

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Series 2 of The Children's Hospital, narrated by David Tennant, concludes on BBC Scotland and BBC iPlayer tonight with the final episode airing from 8pm.  The popular eight-part series gives a behind-the-scenes look at Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital, meeting the young patients and their families and showcasing the incredible dedication from the extraordinary NHS staff.  An intimate and sensitive account of day-to-day hospital life, the programme unveils the effort that goes into giving thousands of young patients in the North East of Scotland the best possible care and reveals the camaraderie of the RACH’s dedicated hospital team. In tonight's episode, a  month after airway reconstruction surgery, two-year-old Charlie is rushed into the emergency department with breathing problems, a fever and vomiting. The team must act quickly to diagnose the problem. Meanwhile, Lauren arrives with an earring stuck inside her earlobe and newly qualified nurse Amie shows what it’s li

David & Georgia Tennant Host Charity Doctor Who Quiz For Marie Curie

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David and Georgia Tennant will be the hosts of a special Doctor Who edition of the Marie Curie Celebrity Quiz 2020 series next month. The online quiz takes place on Tuesday 15th December from 8.00pm and promises a star-studded adventure through time, space and trivia.  Other events in the series include Alison Steadman's Gavin and Stacy quiz and Louis Theroux's Weird Year in Review. At each online quiz you’ll have a chance to interact with your famous host via the event chat, get shout outs and even challenge them to dares, all from the comfort of your sofa! There’ll also be prizes up for grabs and some surprise celeb appearances.  To join David, Georgia and their special surprise guest stars, visit the Celebrity Quiz page on the Marie Curie website and sign up to be sent links to the event.  Marie Curie is the UK’s leading end of life charity, caring for over 40,000 terminally ill people in the UK every year. We provide frontline nursing and hospice care, a free support line

Watch The Full Shakespeare Sonnets From The Shows Must Go On! Featuring A Performance By David Tennant

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David Tennant is one of the performers appearing on the new Shakespeare season on YouTube channel The Shows Must Go On!. The channel was set up earlier this year to bring show tunes, backstage access and full performances from some of the best loved production in history straight into your home. Featuring the best of musical theatre and beyond, The Shows Must Go On! adds some classic Shakespearean performances to its repertoire.  The season continues this week with a reading of a selection of famous Shakespeare sonnets by a full line-up of stars, including David Tennant, recorded in 2012.  You have until Monday to watch this particular production, and it’s available entirely free of charge on YouTube. Watch below: 

David Tennant Contributes To The Story Of Christmas Annual Charity Carol Service

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David Tennant will be one of a host of stars taking part in The Story Of Christmas, an annual charity appeal raising funds for disadvantaged children and the homeless.  The Story of Christmas is a charity carol service which usually takes place each year at St George’s Hanover Square in Central London. This year, in view of the pandemic crisis, the event will move online as a magical, star-studded video carol concert. The concert will be released via YouTube on Wednesday 16th December for everyone to enjoy at home, with viewers urged to support The Story of Christmas via their JustGiving Page. There will also be an online charity auction launching on Wednesday 2nd December and concluding at 11pm on Wednesday 16th December when the successful bidders will be revealed. This year’s charities who will benefit from the campaign are 999 Club, Ambitious About Autism, Cherry Trees, Harington, Look Ahead, Momentum Children’s Charity,  West London Mission and Young Westminster Foundation. You

Reunited! David Tennant And Alex Kingston Team Up For New Doctor Who Audio Adventures From Big Finish - Out Now!

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They’re back! David Tennant and Alex Kingston return in three brand-new Doctor Who audio adventures, released today as individual stories or together in a box set from Big Finish Productions.    The Doctor and River Song have a complex history. The Tenth Doctor knows what her fate is when he’s young, while River knows everything they’re going to go through when she meets him for the first time.      Now,  The Tenth Doctor and River Song  reunite for the first time in over a decade in a full-cast audio production full of wibbly-wobbly, timey- wimey  adventures, and featuring guest appearances by previous Doctors Peter Davison and Colin Baker, plus Anjli Mohindra, Joe Sims, Joe Jameson, Barnaby Kay, Mina Anwar, Sam Benjamin, Emma Swan and Tim Bentinck.     Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor and River Song  is now available to own at the special price of £ 27.99  as a collector’s edition four-disc CD box set or £ 19.99  as a download, exclusively from the Big Finish website:  www.bigfinish.com

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