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VIDEO: David Tennant Reads The Final Fare Well For Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2020

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The final part of Fare Well has been released online this evening. David Tennant is one of the narrators of the  new poem by Jackie Kay that bids farewell to 2020 and wishes a better year for 2021. The final instalment of Fare Well and a message of hope for 2021! Whilst part one and two of Fare Well looked at the year gone by, the finale turns from the celebration of Hogmanay, the end of the year, and looks with optimism to the future. Taking inspiration from a poem by Robert Burns (Sketch New Year's Day), Scots Makar Jackie Kay echoes Burns’ question about the night of Hogmanay and asks what did ‘yesternight deliver’ and like Burns, finds that there is hope, and that it is found in nature. Burns finds hope in looking up at the skies and says that something in us never dies. Read by - David Tennant, Siobhan Redmond, Lorne MacFadyen Watch below:

Download A Free Tenth Doctor Audio Adventure From Big Finish Now

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Big Finish have released a new Doctor Who Short Trips audio adventure featuring the Tenth Doctor as portrayed by David Tennant in the TV series.  Free Speech, written by Eugenie Pusenjak, is the 2020 Paul Spragg Memorial Short Trips Writing Opportunity winner and it’s been released for you to download for on the Big Finish website  here .   Head judge Nicholas Briggs said:  “We picked  Free Speech  because it had language at its heart. I love that it is a story in which the words themselves feel so valuable and scarce. It conveys immediate urgency and engagement when you read it and when you hear it spoken. Eugenie’s precision and power as an author really leapt out at me.”  Alfie Shaw added:  “ Free Speech  engages with the fundamentals of storytelling, and what happens when someone limits your ability to tell your story. It’s been great working with Eugenie, and a privilege to see this story develop from the exciting pitch that gripped us all during the judging process.”  And Emily C

NEW INTERVIEW: Staged Q&A with David Tennant and Michael Sheen

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The second series of Staged begins on Monday 4th January on BBC One at 9.45pm. The full series will drop on BBC iPlayer directly after.  The new series sees David Tennant and Michael Sheen attempt to navigate their ‘new normal’ at home with their increasingly exasperated families whilst simultaneously trying to tackle the world of ‘virtual Hollywood’ and their ever more fragile egos. Also returning for the new series are Georgia Tennant, Anna Lundberg and Lucy Eaton alongside Nina Sosanya and Simon Evans with new addition to the regular cast Primetime Emmy-winner Ben Schwartz, playing the assistant to Michael and David’s American agent. Following on from the surprise appearances in series one of Judi Dench and Samuel L Jackson this series sees the regulars joined in their virtual hell by a whole host of unexpected guests. The series hopes to capture our shared feelings of frustration and confusion at a world not quite ready to re-open. Moments that promise normality dashed before they

VIDEO: David Tennant Reads Fare Well Part 2 For Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2020

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The second part of Fare Well has been released online this evening. David Tennant is one of the narrators of the  new poem by Jackie Kay that bids farewell to 2020 and wishes a better year for 2021. Whilst part one of Fare Well looked at the year that’s gone by, the second phase turns to look at us today and to give thanks for the many acts of community and kindness displayed by so many across the country. Jackie Kay’s narrative takes an optimistic tone, reflecting on the good of the human spirit and the sense of togetherness that has emerged from 2020. Part two of Fare Well includes images of “WE” in the skies above Edinburgh – a message from Scotland of universality and commonality – with “WE” translated into many languages including French, Gaelic, Arabic, Greek, Korean, Mandarin and Thai. Read by - David Tennant, Siobhan Redmond, Lorne MacFadyen Watch below: The final part concludes tomorrow. 

STAGED: New Cast Photos From Series Two

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New cast photos from series 2 of Staged have been released ahead of its January premiere showing cast members David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Georgia Tennant, Anna Lundberg, Simon Evan and Ben Schwartz. The new series sees David Tennant and Michael Sheen attempt to navigate their ‘new normal’ at home with their increasingly exasperated families whilst simultaneously trying to tackle the world of ‘virtual Hollywood’ and their ever more fragile egos. Also returning for the new series are Georgia Tennant, Anna Lundberg and Lucy Eaton alongside Nina Sosanya and Simon Evans with new addition to the regular cast Primetime Emmy-winner Ben Schwartz, playing the assistant to Michael and David’s American agent. Following on from the surprise appearances in series one of Judi Dench and Samuel L Jackson this series sees the regulars joined in their virtual hell by a whole host of unexpected guests. The second series of Staged premieres on BBC One on Monday 4th January at 9.45pm, with new epi

VIDEO: David Tennant Reads Fare Well Part 1 For Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2020

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The first part of Fare Well has been released online this evening. David Tennant is one of the narrators of the  new poem by Jackie Kay that bids farewell to 2020 and wishes a better year for 2021 Fare Well underscores the UK’s largest swarm drone display, recorded in the Scottish Highlands and cut to spectacular views above Edinburgh. Part One of Fare Well looks at the year gone by – the funerals and weddings cancelled, the griefs and despairs which have been collective, with a feeling that the world has become a village. Watch below:

David Tennant Features In Poetic Celebration Of Edinburgh's Hogmanay Which Kicks Off Tonight

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As we posted   earlier this month , David Tennant will be one of the stars contributing to Edinburgh's Hogmanay 2020. The free online event is produced by Edinburgh City Council in partnership with Underbelly so that Hogmanay fans from round the world can see off 2020 and welcome in 2021 from the safety of their own homes. David Tennant has been revealed as one of the readers of Fare Well, a new poem written by Jackie Kay, the Scots Makar (Scotland's Poet Laureate) especially for this year's Hogmanay celebration. The piece reflects on world events during this most unusual of years, before looking to the turn of the year and our hopes for 2021.  The poem will be brought to life over three nights between 29th and 31st December, as an audio-visual extravaganza to be broadcast from  edinburghshogmanay.com  into living rooms all around the world from 7pm each evening. David is just one of the cast lending his voice to the project; other talent includes Siobhan Redmond (Taggart,

Full Second Series Of Staged To Drop On BBC iPlayer Next Week

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The full second series of Staged will drop on BBC iPlayer on Monday 4th January after the first episode premieres on BBC One on the same day at 9.45pm. The new series sees David Tennant and Michael Sheen attempt to navigate their ‘new normal’ at home with their increasingly exasperated families whilst simultaneously trying to tackle the world of ‘virtual Hollywood’ and their ever more fragile egos. Also returning for the new series are Georgia Tennant, Anna Lundberg and Lucy Eaton alongside Nina Sosanya and Simon Evans with new addition to the regular cast Primetime Emmy-winner Ben Schwartz, playing the assistant to Michael and David’s American agent. Following on from the surprise appearances in series one of Judi Dench and Samuel L Jackson this series sees the regulars joined in their virtual hell by a whole host of unexpected guests. The series hopes to capture our shared feelings of frustration and confusion at a world not quite ready to re-open. Moments that promise normality dash

VIDEO: Watch David Tennant's Comic Relief Panto Appeal

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David Tennant appeared on the recent Comic Relief panto to make an appeal for donations and join in some of the seasonal fun. There was also a brief reunion of sorts with his Broadchurch co-star Olivia Colman who was appearing as the Fairy Godmother. You can check out the clips of him below: The whole panto is available now on BBC iPlayer and you can still donate to help others if you feel able to. Please donate if you are able to. To donate £5 text Yes to 70205 To donate £10 text Yes to 70210 To donate £20 text Yes to 70220 To donate £30 text Yes to 70230 Or donate online here. Richard Curtis, Executive Producer and Founder of Comic Relief, says: ”We’re hugely grateful to BBC Two and the amazing cast for allowing us to do our first ever pantomime. It’ll be very funny and merry - and also a great seasonal opportunity to raise crucial funds for the projects that will help the most vulnerable people, at home and abroad - especially now when Covid has made things harder than ever for man

VIDEO: David Tennant Talks About An On Stage Accident In Romeo And Juliet

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David Tennant was a guest on a recent episode of The Graham Norton Show to promote the new series of his comedy show Staged, which begins on BBC One on Monday 4th January at 9.45pm. During the chat David told an amusing tale about an accident he had whilst on stage in the 2000 production of Romeo and Juliet for the RSC.  Watch it below:

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

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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.    Staged Premiere Episode Of Staged Series 2 Is A Radio Times Pick Of The Day UK: Staged Series 1 & 2 Released On DVD In February 2021 AUDIO: David Tennant And Michael Sheen Talk To The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show About The New Series Of Staged VIDEO: David Tennant And Michael Sheen Chat About Series 2 Of Staged On The Graham Norton Show   Cinderella: A Comic Relief Pantomime UK: David Tennant Appears In Cinderella: A Comic Relief Pantomime For Christmas Tonight On BBC Two   Des VIDEO: David Tennant Wins Best Male Actor Award in Digital Spy Awards - Watch His Acceptance Speech NEW ZEALAND: Des Starring David Tennant Begins On TVNZ Tonight   Doctor Who New Tenth Doctor Short Trips Audio Adventure ’The Shattered Hourglas

VIDEO: David Tennant And Michael Sheen Chat About Series 2 Of Staged On The Graham Norton Show

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David Tennant and Michael Sheen were recent guests on The Graham Norton Show to talk to host Graham about the new series of Staged which launches on BBC One on 4th January.  Check out a clip below of the pair discussing how they managed film during lockdown: UK fans can stream the full episode now on BBC iPlayer. They were also joined on the show by George Clooney,Viola Davis, Daisy May Cooper and Vanessa Kirby, while music comes from Michael Ball and Alfie Boe who perform Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.

NEW ZEALAND: Des Starring David Tennant Begins On TVNZ Tonight

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Viewers in New Zealand will be able to watch David Tennant's award-winning performance as murderer Dennis Nilsen as ITV's real-life series Des airs on TVNZ from tonight (Sunday 27th December). Based on the book Killing For Company by Brian Masters, the drama will air across Sunday and Monday nights. Dennis Nilsen was one of the UK's most prolific serial killers, responsible for the deaths of around 15 young men and boys in  between 1978 and 1983. The drama follows his trial and the efforts of the police to identify his victims. Des also stars Danial Mays as Detective Peter Jay and Jason Watkins as Brian Masters. Watch Des on TVNZ1, starting with a double episode tonight from 9.20pm and concluding tomorrow from 9.50pm. Des is also available to stream on TVNZ OnDemand.

VIDEO: Watch And Play Georgia & David Tennant's Doctor Who Quiz For Marie Curie

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David and Georgia Tennant recently hosted a special live Doctor Who edition of the Marie Curie Celebrity Quiz 2020 series and now it’s available to watch and play again via the YouTube video below: They were joined during the online event by a host of other Doctor Who stars, past and present.  Jodie Whittaker, Peter Capaldi, Matt Smith, Peter Davison, Billie Piper, Catherine Tate, John Barrowman and Russell T Davies all took part and posed questions for participants. The purpose of the event is to raise funds for Marie Curie, the UK’s leading end of life charity, which cares for over 40,000 terminally ill people in the UK every year. The charity provides frontline nursing and hospice care, a free support line and a wealth of information and support on all aspects of dying, death and bereavement.  So, while anyone can watch the quiz for free, if you are able to, please donate what you can to help support Marie Curie to continue to deliver their vital care and support this winter in a ye

VIDEO: David Tennant Wins Best Male Actor Award in Digital Spy Awards - Watch His Acceptance Speech

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David Tennant has won the Best Male Actor Award in the Digital Spy 2020 Reader’s Awards for his portrayal of Dennis Nilsen in the ITV drama Des.  A video of his acceptance speech, which was recorded on the set of Around The World In 80 Days can be seen below: "David Tennant's performance as Des was incredible and I'm delighted  Digital Spy  has awarded him the best actor award," said ITV head of Drama Polly Hill. "It's well deserved for what is the performance of the year." 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 drama itself took third place in the Best British Drama category which was won by Killing Eve. The full results can be seen on the Digital Spy website here . 

USA: David Tennant Guests On The Graham Norton Show On BBC America Tonight

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David Tennant and Michael Sheen are set to guest on The Graham Norton Show tonight at 11pm on BBC America. The show has already aired in the UK and Australia last week.  The pair who have starred opposite one another in Good Omens and Staged are appearing to promote the much anticipated second series of the lockdown comedy.  They will join George Clooney, Viola Davis, Daisy May Cooper and Vanessa Kirby and music will be provided by Alfie Boe and Michael Ball.  The new series of Staged, which starts on BBC One in the UK on Monday 4th January, sees the pair attempt to navigate their ‘new normal’ at home with their increasingly exasperated families whilst simultaneously trying to tackle the world of ‘virtual Hollywood’ and their ever more fragile egos. Also returning for the new series are Georgia Tennant, Anna Lundberg and Lucy Eaton alongside Nina Sosanya and Simon Evans with new addition to the regular cast Primetime Emmy-winner Ben Schwartz, playing the assistant to Michael and David’

Merry Christmas Everyone

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Merry Christmas Everyone, We hope you have a wonderful day. This year has been so hard for all of us. Many of us have lost ones we love and we know every one of us has struggled in some way. Today we want to wish you lots of love, health and happiness. Stay safe, look after yourselves and look after each other. ❤️ Love the david-tennant.com Webteam. Also including some numbers for anyone struggling today: In the UK: Text SHOUT to 85288 (24/7)  Samaritans 116 123 Mind 0300 123 3393 The Calm Zone 0800 585858 Refuge 0808 200 0247 Young Minds 0808 802 5544 In the USA: You can MHA on 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to reach a 24-hour crisis center, or text MHA to 741741 at the Crisis Text Line. You can also call 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746 at the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline. Trained crisis workers will listen to you and direct you to the resources you need. Photo Credit: Georgia Tennant

AUDIO: David Tennant And Michael Sheen Talk To The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show About The New Series Of Staged

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David Tennant and Michael Sheen were guests on The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show this morning to promote the new series of Staged. You can listen to the interview below: The new series follows David Tennant and Michael Sheen as they attempt to navigate their ‘new normal’ at home with their increasingly exasperated families whilst simultaneously trying to tackle the world of ‘virtual Hollywood’ and their ever more fragile egos. Also returning for the new series are Georgia Tennant, Anna Lundberg and Lucy Eaton alongside Nina Sosanya and Simon Evans with new addition to the regular cast Primetime Emmy-winner Ben Schwartz, playing the assistant to Michael and David’s American agent. The first episode, Saddle Up Sheen, premieres on Monday 4th January at 9.45pm on BBC One and sees Michael and David pained to discover that someone they respect is not a fan of their work. David’s plans to go to work and Michael’s plans to visit a friend abroad are both scuppered by last-minute travel rule changes,

UK: Staged Series 1 & 2 Released On DVD In February 2021

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Good news for UK David Tennant fans - 2021 keeps on looking better already with news that both series of Staged will be released on DVD on Monday 15th February.  You can pre-order the DVD at this link .  Staged is the brainchild of writer and director Simon Evans and producer Phin Glynn and was created during the first UK lockdown in spring 2020 as creatives looked for ways to keep working within the restrictions. The innovative comedy is based on the premised that Good Omens co-stars David Tennant and Michael Sheen (playing exaggerated versions of themselves) were due to star in a production of Six Characters in Search of an Author in the West End. The pandemic has put paid to that, but their director (Evans - also playing himself) is determined not to let the opportunity pass him by. He knows how big a chance this is for him and turns his attention to cajoling his stars into rehearsing over the internet. Filmed using Zoom and remote technologies, Staged follows the attempts of the

VIDEO: Clips Of David Tennant On The Moments That Made...Richard Wilson

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David Tennant was a guest star on a celebration of the career of the country’s most famous grumpy pensioner, Richard Wilson on BBC Scotland yesterday evening. 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 can be watched in full on BBC iPlayer here. Watch clips of David on the show below: 

VIDEO: David Tennant Makes Surprise Appearance On Jennifer Saunders' Memory Lane With Michael Sheen

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David Tennant made a surprise appearance in Jennifer Saunders' Memory Lane with Michael Sheen last night.  Jennifer Saunders slips behind the wheel of a classic red Jaguar E-Type for this special show for ITV.  Joined in the passenger seat by guest Hollywood actor Michael Sheen, Jennifer drives him on an emotional journey through his own past. With cameras inside the car, every intimate moment is captured as Michael and Jennifer visit places and people that have helped shape the global star he is today.  Michael’s revealing journey down Memory Lane takes Jennifer through the streets of Port Talbot where he grew up, stopping at key locations for personal stories from his childhood right up to the present day. Drawing on evocative family photos and colourful local archive, Michael’s recollections are by turns funny, surprising and incredibly poignant.  Port Talbot is famed for its industrial heritage and striking skyline, yet has also produced some of the greatest Welsh actors of all

UK: David Tennant Appears In Cinderella: A Comic Relief Pantomime For Christmas Tonight On BBC Two

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David Tennant is taking part in a star studded retelling of the fairytale Cinderella on BBC Two tonight, as he makes a cameo appearance as himself in  Cinderella: A Comic Relief Pantomime.  Written by the Dawson Brothers, based on an original script by Ben Crocker, Cinderella: A Comic Relief Pantomime For Christmas will be a retelling of the timeless panto classic, with a star-studded cast assembling online and giving everyone a very special version of the fairytale this Christmas. Academy Award winning acting royalty Olivia Colman (The Crown, Fleabag, The Favourite) will be making her panto debut as Fairy Godmother and will be joined by all-star cast that includes Guz Khan (Man Like Mobeen, Four Weddings And A Funeral) as Buttons, Tom Hollander (Rev, Us, The Night Manager) as Baron Hardup, Helena Bonham Carter (The King’s Speech, The Crown, Harry Potter) as Lady Devilia, Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit, Emma) as Cinderella, Regé-Jean Page (Roots, Bridgerton) as Prince Charming, Ji

UK: David Tennant Appears On The Moments That Made... Richard Wilson On BBC Scotland Tonight

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David Tennant is a guest star on a  celebration of the career of the country’s most famous grumpy pensioner, Richard Wilson on BBC Scotland this evening. 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 tonight at 10pm.  Watch a preview below:

Premiere Episode Of Staged Series 2 Is A Radio Times Pick Of The Day

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The first episode of the new series of Staged is the Pick Of The Day for Monday 4th January in the new issue of the Radio Times.  The new series sees David Tennant and Michael Sheen attempt to navigate their ‘new normal’ at home with their increasingly exasperated families whilst simultaneously trying to tackle the world of ‘virtual Hollywood’ and their ever more fragile egos. Also returning for the new series are Georgia Tennant, Anna Lundberg and Lucy Eaton alongside Nina Sosanya and Simon Evans with new addition to the regular cast Primetime Emmy-winner Ben Schwartz, playing the assistant to Michael and David’s American agent. Following on from the surprise appearances in series one of Judi Dench and Samuel L Jackson this series sees the regulars joined in their virtual hell by a whole host of unexpected guests. The series hopes to capture our shared feelings of frustration and confusion at a world not quite ready to re-open. Moments that promise normality dashed before they can tak

New Tenth Doctor Short Trips Audio Adventure ’The Shattered Hourglass’ Out Now

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Big Finish have released 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 is available on digital download for just £2.99 now. 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 download  from the official Big Finish website. 

David Tennant Weekly News Update: Monday 14th - Sunday 20th December

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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.      Staged UK: New Staged Preview Clip & Episode Listings Released By BBC PHOTOS: First Look Photos From The Second Series Of Staged   Good Omens GOOD OMENS: First Look At Crowley & Aziraphale Funko POPs!   The Graham Norton Show UK: David Tennant And Michael Sheen Guest On Tonight’s The Graham Norton Show VIDEO: David Tennant, Michael Sheen & George Clooney Feature In New Graham Norton Show Clip   Doctor Who Russell T Davies To Join Fans For Doctor Who Lockdown Watchalong Of ‘The Runaway Bride’ This Friday David Tennant Stars As The Tenth Doctor In First Trailer For Dalek Universe 1 From Big Finish   Final Space VIDEO: David Tennant In Teaser Trailer For Final Space Season Three   ARK VIDEO: David

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