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GERMANY: Bad Samaritan Premieres Tonight On ZDF

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David Tennant's 2018 horror-thriller Bad Samaritan has its TV premiere in Germany tonight on ZDF under the German title Im Visier des Killers. The film stars David Tennant as serial killer whose crimes are uncovered by a would-be burglar played by Robert Sheehan.
Bad Samaritan Parking valets Sean (Robert Sheehan) and Derek (Carlito Olivero) have hit upon a novel scheme to increase their income. While parking the cars of the chic clients of Nino's Restaurant, they break into empty houses as the unsuspecting owners are dining. Everything is going well until Sean enters the luxurious home of obnoxious customer Cale Erendreich (David Tennant) and discovers a young woman, Katie (Kerry Condon), chained to a chair in a dark room. He doesn't have time to free her, but on escaping in a panic he leaves evidence that leads Cale straight to him, and before long the ice cold killer is closing on him seeking revenge. Written by Brandon Boyce and produced and directed by Dean Devlin, Bad S…

AUSTRALIA: Deadwater Fell Begins On BBC First Next Month

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The dark UK series Deadwater Fell is coming to BBC First in Australia from March 12th. The gripping four-part psychological drama was created by Daisy Coulam and stars David Tennant as Tom Kendrick, a respected GP in a close Scottish community, whose family die tragically in a house fire which was started deliberately. Deadwater Fell aired on Channel 4 in the UK during January.

Deadwater Fell

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 examines in unflinching detail the nature of female friendship and the harmful, entrenched gender stereotypes and conformity that can lead to the most devastating consequences. Laying bare the fragility of trust and the corrosive nature of lies, the series demonstrates that even the closest of friends all have th…

David Tennant Weekly News Update: Monday 10th - Sunday 16th February

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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.
Good THEATRE NEWS: David Tennant To Lead Cast Of Good At Playhouse Theatre
Good Omens UK: The Penultimate Episode Of Good Omens Airs On BBC Two Today
TV UK: David Tennant Narrates New Episode Of Spy In The Wild Premiering Tonight On BBC One Channel 4 Celebrates Deadwater Fell's Ratings Performance (Contains Spoilers)

Channel 4 Celebrates Deadwater Fell's Ratings Performance (Contains Spoilers)

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The critically acclaimed Channel 4 drama Deadwater Fell, starring David Tennant, Anna Madeley, Cush Jumbo and Matthew McNulty, concluded last month, bringing focus on the sadly often misunderstood and undetected subjects of domestic abuse and coercive control. Expecting a traditional murder mystery, viewers tried to guess who had set the fire that took the lives of a mother and her three daughters. However, as is the case for many victims of abuse, there was no clever twist for Kate, and her own requests for help went unheard as those around her (and the viewers) chose to believe a clever and manipulative individual instead.

Deadwater Fell proved to be a ratings winner for Channel 4 with a series average of 4.4 million viewers, giving an average audience share of 17.6%.  This made it the most successful series by Channel 4 since 2018's Kiri. It has also been the biggest ever drama on Channel 4's streaming service All 4.
Stellar performance from new drama #DeadwaterFell starring …

UK: David Tennant Narrates New Episode Of Spy In The Wild Premiering Tonight On BBC One

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David Tennant is the narrator for a second series of the award winning wildlife series Spy in The Wild. The new four part series continues on BBC One at 9pm tonight. 

In tonight’s episode of the new series the spy creatures explore the islands of the Southern Seas. In these isolated places, far from the mainland, some of the most unique animals on earth have evolved. On the Galapagos Islands, Spy Iguana joins marine iguanas as they bask on ancient lava, before cliff-diving into the sea below. Lavacam films battling females as they fight over the best nesting spots and Spy Iguana joins them as they comically spray snot, a technique that removes sea salt from their bodies.
On Christmas Island, red crabs emerge from their burrows following the monsoon rains. Spy Crab walks with them as they unite as an army and march to the sea. On the way, they tackle barriers that in the past they would never have encountered: high metal fences and busy roads. When they finally arrive, they perform a vic…

UK: The Penultimate Episode Of Good Omens Airs On BBC Two Today

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David Tennant stars as the demon Crowley in the fifth episode of  Good Omens which premieres on BBC Two tonight. Co-starring Michael Sheen as the angel Aziraphale, the award  winning series is based upon the cult comic novel by Neil Gaiman and the late Sir Terry Pratchett. The six-part comedy series was scripted by Gaiman, who also produced, and directed by Douglas Mackinnon. It launched in May 2019 on Amazon Prime.

Good Omens
Episode 5: The Doomsday Option

Aziraphale and Crowley race towards Tadfield airbase as they attempt to prevent Adam and the Four Horsemen from beginning the apocalypse, but one has been discorporated and the other is trapped on a flaming motorway. Will they get there in time? 
The series also stars Jon Hamm, Miranda Richardson, Adria Arjona, Jack Whitehall, Nina Sonanya, Michael McKean and Josie Lawrence.
Watch from 9pm on BBC Two tonight.


THEATRE NEWS: David Tennant To Lead Cast Of Good At Playhouse Theatre

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David Tennant will be returning to the London stage later this year in a revival of CP Taylor's play Good. The play will be produced by Fictionhouse, the new company set up by Dominic Cooke and Kate Horton, the former artistic director and executive director of the Royal Court Theatre. Good will open at the Playhouse Theatre in London on 6th October and will run for just ten weeks, closing on 19th December. 

Update: Tickets are on general sale now. Click here to get yours. 

Set in 1930s Germany, Good shows how essentially moral and good people can be seduced and manipulated into following Nazism. It follows the journey of a Frankfurt professor, John Halder, an upstanding member of the community and devoted family man, on his journey from liberal-mindedness through to his participation in SS activities, and his justification for his actions at each step. The play was originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company and premiered at the Donmar Warehouse in 1981 and was revived…

David Tennant Weekly News Update: Monday 3rd - Sunday 9th February

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GERMANY: Bad Samaritan Premieres On ZDF This Month

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David Tennant's 2018 horror-thriller Bad Samaritan will have its TV premiere in Germany on Monday 17th February on ZDF. Written by Brandon Boyce and directed by Den Devlin, the movie was originally released in the USA in May 2018 and in the UK in August 2018. In Germany it screened nationwide during September 2018 as part of Fantasy FilmFest. Bad Samaritan co-stars Robert Sheehan and Kerry Condon and will air under the German title Im Visier des Killers. 


Bad Samaritan Parking valets Sean (Robert Sheehan) and Derek (Carlito Olivero) have hit upon a novel scheme to increase their income. While parking the cars of the chic clients of Nino's Restaurant, they break into empty houses as the unsuspecting owners are dining. Everything is going well until Sean enters the luxurious home of obnoxious customer Cale Erendreich (David Tennant) and discovers a young woman, Katie (Kerry Condon), chained to a chair in a dark room. He doesn't have time to free her, but on escaping in a panic…

Big Finish Announce New Tenth Doctor Short Trips Audio Adventure

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Big Finish have announced a new Doctor Who Short Trips audio adventure featuring the Tenth Doctor as portrayed by David Tennant in the TV series. 
The Shattered Hourglass by Robert Napton is narrated by Neve McIntosh and will be released on digital download in December 2020.

The Shattered Hourglass
The Time Agency has been meddling with time ever since its inception. Of all the days in history, today is a day that will define the agency forever. Today is the day of their greatest achievement. Today is the day they removed an entire galaxy from the timeline. Today is the day the Doctor's shutting them down. Click here to pre-order from the official Big Finish website. 

David Tennant Narrates The Wizards Of Once: Knock Three Times Available To Download Now

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The latest audiobook in Cressida Cowell’s The Wizards Of Once series is available to download now.  David Tennant is once again narrating and bringing the magical characters to life.

Enter a land of wizards, warriors, mythical creatures and powerful Magic in an exciting fantasy adventure.   Wish and Xar are outlaws on the run, hunted by Warriors, Wizards and worst of all by Witches....  Can they find the ingredients for the spell to get rid of Witches before the Kingwitch gets his talons on the Magic-that-Works-on-Iron?  Their next Quest is the most terrifying and treacherous of all...and someone is going to betray them. Are you ready to Knock Three Times?  

The book is also available to listen to for free as part of an audible trial at the links below: 
UK fans can order now via Amazon.co.uk here
US fans can order now via Amazon.com here

David Tennant Features In New Short Film “Heart To Heart” Which Premieres At SXSW Film Festival In March

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The short film, Heart To Heart, which features David Tennant as a talking heart, is to have it’s premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in Texas next month.

After waking up from yet another heart surgery, Liddy (Fern Deacon) starts hearing a voice telling her that she risks dying a virgin, and that's unacceptable...it's her heart Lump (David Tennant) talking. He's planning to help her get with hot nurse Kim (Siena Kelly) and learn to live a little.

The film stars Fern Deacon, Siena Kelly, David Tennant, Felicity Montagu, Jo Martin and is written by IR Bell-Webb and directed by Lilah Vandenburgh. 
It will screen on 16th March and 18th March.

This year’s program has 135 Feature Films, including 99 World Premieres, 9 North American Premieres, 5 U.S. Premieres, and 75 films from first time filmmakers with 119 Short Films including Music Videos, 12 Episodic Premieres, 7 Special Events, 14 Episodic pilots in 2 curated programs, 27 Virtual Cinema projects, and 30 Title Design entries.

Fin…

UK: Deadwater Fell Available To Own On HD Digital Download Now

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David Tennant's latest drama series, Deadwater Fell, is available on HD digital download in the UK and can be downloaded from Amazon here and iTunes here

The moving drama stars David Tennant, Cush Jumbo, Anna Madeley and Matthew McNulty. The four-part series follows the impact of a terrible tragedy on a close community. 

Filmed entirely on location in Scotland, Deadwater Fell is set in the small fictional town of Kirkdarroch. 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... Laying bare the fragility of trust and the corrosive nature of lies, the series demonstrates that even the closest of friends all have their secrets.  As much as it is an exploration of the anatomy of a terrible crime, Deadwater Fell is equally a forensic dissection of two relationships. Da…

UK: Good Omens Episode 4 Premieres On BBC Two Tonight

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The fourth episode of the award-winning comedy Good Omens premieres on BBC Two in the UK tonight. David Tennant stars as fast-living demon Crowley with Michael Sheen as fussy angel Aziraphale in the six-part series which was adapted from the cult fantasy novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett. The series was written and produced by Neil Gaiman and directed by Douglas Mackinnon.
Set in 'a nostalgic present' Good Omens sees the Earth hurtling towards the Apocalypse. The Antichrist has risen, the Four Horsemen are riding and the forces of Heaven and Hell massing for the final battle. However, an angel and a demon who have dwelt among humanity since The Beginning are determined that they won't give up their comfortable existence and form an alliance to stop the world ending. Their plan is to destroy the Antichrist...if only they hadn't mislaid him 11 years previously.
Episode 4: Saturday Morning Funtime  Aziraphale and Crowley's friendship is tested to the limit as thei…

David Tennant On His New Role In Around The World In 80 Days - “I’ll Probably Grow A Natty Moustache”

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David Tennant has spoken about his new role as Phileas Fogg in Around The World In 80 Days for the first time. In a brief chat in the latest issue of TV Times David said he’ll probably be growing “a natty moustache” and admitted that the show’s production will require him to fly “a shameful amount of air miles”.
You can read what he said in full below:

Filming will begin on 24th February on location in Budapest and South Africa with 4 of the episodes being shot in each location. It is expected to launch on screens in late 2020.  The series is being adapted by writers including Ashley Pharoah (Life on Mars) and Caleb Ranson (Child of Mine).
Following an outrageous bet, Fogg and his valet, Passepartout, played by rising French actor Ibrahim Koma, take on the legendary journey of circumnavigating the globe in just 80 days, swiftly joined by aspiring journalist Abigail Fix, played by The Crown’s Leonie Benesch, who seizes the chance to report on this extraordinary story. Steve Barron (The Durr…

Create Your Own David Tennant Cookie With Hero Collector’s Doctor Who Baking Sets

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Hero Collector – designers, manufacturers, and publishers of high-quality collectibles from across the worlds of pop culture – is joining the baking community with its latest Doctor Who collection; baking sets to help fans create treats that are officially out-of-this-world!

These baking sets form part of Hero Collector’s new handicrafts range, with each decorated tin packed with equipment and instructions (plus online videos) to bring Gallifreyan goodies within reach of Doctor Who fans.
The collection is scheduled to launch in Spring/Summer 2020, and starts with three cosmic cookie tins:  TARDIS and Dalek Cookie Set: Make a tasty TARDIS or bite into a delicious Dalek! This tin contains two reusable cookie cutters, an adult-size Who-themed apron and a recipe/icing booklet.Tea Time Lords Cookie Set: Time for tea? Time for Time Lords! This biscuit tin contains four reusable cookie cutters for the Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth, and Thirteenth Doctor – plus a Doctor Who tea towel and a recipe/i…

UK: Own Deadwater Fell On DVD Now

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David Tennant's latest drama series, Deadwater Fell, is released on DVD in the UK today and can be ordered from Amazon here.

The moving drama stars David Tennant, Cush Jumbo, Anna Madeley and Matthew McNulty. The four-part series follows the impact of a terrible tragedy on a close community. 

Filmed entirely on location in Scotland, Deadwater Fell is set in the small fictional town of Kirkdarroch. 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... Laying bare the fragility of trust and the corrosive nature of lies, the series demonstrates that even the closest of friends all have their secrets.  As much as it is an exploration of the anatomy of a terrible crime, Deadwater Fell is equally a forensic dissection of two relationships. David Tennant stars as Tom Kend…

David Tennant Weekly News Update: Monday 27th January - Sunday 2nd February

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