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Friday 21st December 2012

David Tennant on Absolute Radio

On Friday 21st December David Tennant co-hosted the Absolute Radio Breakfast Show with Christian O'Connell from 6am. At 8am they performed the Nativity play in which David played the Virgin Mary.

Also in the play were football presenter Ian Wright, Absolute Radio presenters Richie Firth as 'the star', travel presenter Maggie Doyle as 'Queen Herod', newsreader Andrew Bailey as 'Narrator' and DJ Russ Williams as 'Shepherd'. Christian played Joseph and live music was supplied by singer songwriter Newton Faulkner.

The show streamed live on the internet so could be heard worldwide at this link.


Please note the timings may not be exact as there was a delay online, plus sometimes different songs / ads were played on the radio version compared to online.
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6.08am 4 mins 1 sec Telescopic pointer / The end of the world / Script of the Nativity play Click here
6.15am 6 mins 25 secs David's reaction to the script / The end of the world - 5 options Click here
6.am 3 mins 4 secs The end of the year in Australia / Zoom Click here
6.37am 2 mins 3 secs Peeing in the garden to prevent foxes Click here
6.39am 2 mins 26 secs Rehearsal of Radio Times Christmas Schedule game Click here
6.47am 4 mins 27 secs Email about the end of the world / Rehearsal of Radio Times Christmas Schedule game Click here
6.55am 1 min 3 secs David looking at the Nativity play script Click here
7.02am 15 secs The news Click here
7.08am 3 mins 51 secs The Smiths non-Christmas music / Nativity 3 and Nativity 2 Danger In The Manger! / Joy of Text Click here
7.15am 3 mins 39 secs Joy of Text / EastEnders Click here
7.24am 3 mins 39 secs Jamie Foreman of EastEnders / Spies Of Warsaw / David denies he is in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary (they then cut abruptly to a record) Click here
7.31am 23 secs Skyfall and news Click here
7.36am 1 min 59 secs Cast of Nativity play arriving / Happy birthday Carl Click here
7.45am 17 secs Song for Ty - Let It Be Click here
7.51am 2 mins 36 secs Barryclaus Click here
7.57am 5 mins 44 secs Getting into their costumes for the Nativity play / Barryclaus Click here
8.11am 11 mins 55 secs The Nativity play - Nativity 3 Dude Where's My Donkey? (Part One) Click here
8.25am 7 mins 3 secs The Nativity play - Nativity 3 Dude Where's My Donkey? (Part Two) Click here
8.40am 8 mins 23 secs The Nativity play - Nativity 3 Dude Where's My Donkey? (Part Three) including Simply Having A Wonderful Christmastime Click here
8.59am 18 secs David Tennant introducing the news Click here
9.10am 2 mins 28 secs The cast talking about the Nativity play / football Click here
9.13am 1 min 30 secs The studio food / REO Speedwagon Click here
9.18am 2 min 16 secs REO Speedwagon / Coming up Click here
9.25am 2 min 33 secs David's favourite Christmas song / Win 500 from Tesco / Fairytale Of New York Click here
9.30am 2 min 24 secs Win 500 from Tesco and David talking Welsh Click here
9.36am 1 min 26 secs Newton Falkner / Text from Christian's mum Click here
9.40am 12 secs David Tennant introducing Bruce Springsteen Click here
9.49am 2 mins 2 secs The Proclaimers / Zoom / David wishing his wife a happy Christmas Click here
9.57am 1 min 34 secs Saying goodbye Click here

Absolute Radio have added a video of David Tennant talking about peeing in his garden to scare foxes:

Videos of the Nativity play:



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Absolute Radio are listing a programme with the strap-line "David Tennant joins Christian O'Connell and Richie on Christmas morning for the funniest way to wake up and open your presents" for tomorrow between 10am and 1pm. It will not be a live programme and most likely is just clips from David Tennant's appearance on Absolute Radio last Friday. Updated 24/12

The Express has an article about David Tennant in the Absolute Radio Nativity play yesterday which starts with the phrase "Known for his powerful Hamlet and his very popular Doctor Who..." Updated 22/12

Rex Features have some photos of David Tennant in the Absolute Radio nativity play this morning. Updated 21/12

Absolute Radio have added the Nativity play in 3 parts to YouTube: Part One, Part Two and Part Three. Updated 21/12

The List have an article about David Tennant on the Absolute Radio Nativity play today which is titled "David Tennant hints at Doctor Who anniversary appearance" although that is not what David said. Updated 21/12

Absolute Radio have aded a photo album of pictures from the Nativity play today. Updated 21/12

The article in The Sun about David Tennant in the Absolute Radio nativity play has the title "David Tennant is having a very Mary Christmas." (That article mentions Nativity 2 Danger In The Manger!) Updated 21/12

Even The Independent has an article about David Tennant in the Absolute Radio nativity play today. (That article also mentions Broadchurch.) Updated 21/12

Radio Today also has an article about David Tennant in the Absolute Radio nativity play today which is titled "David Tennant in a dress? Absolute-ly!" Updated 21/12

The London Evening Standard has an article titled "Actor David Tennant has a wee plan to keep foxes off his patch." Updated 21/12

The Daily Record has an article about David Tennant in the Absolute Radio Nativity play today which also mentions Spies Of Warsaw. Updated 21/12

The Evening Standard has a photo of David Tennant, Christian O'Connell and Ian Wright from the Nativity play today. Updated 21/12

On Absolute Radio today David said that nobody had telephoned him about the Doctor Who 50th anniversary in 2013. Updated 21/12

Absolute Radio have posted a photo of David Tennant and the cast of Nativity 3 Where's My Donkey? Updated 21/12

Absolute Radio have posted a photo of David Tennant dressed as Mary. Updated 21/12

Christian O'Connell is asking for help for writing the Nativity play which David Tennant will star in on Friday on Absolute Radio. Currently Christian is looking for funny titles for the play and has suggested people use the hashtag #twitvity to post them onto Twitter. Updated 17/12

The Metro newspaper has a contest today to watch David Tennant perform in Absolute Radio's nativity play on Friday. Updated 17/12

More details about David Tennant's appearance on Absolute Radio in their Nativity play on Friday 21st. Updated 12/12

Today Christian O'Connell said on the Absolute Radio Breakfast Show that David Tennant will take the role of The Virgin Mary in their Nativity play on 21st December. Also appearing will be Ian Wright and Newton Faulkner. The play will be broadcast from 8am that Friday. To win tickets to watch it in person, Absolute Radio are asking fans to contact them with a fact about the show. Updated 10/12

Absolute Radio again opened their telephone lines for people to do an open audition to appear in their Nativity play with David Tennant on Friday 21st. To audition telephone 0330 123 1215 and the line you need is: "We bring gifts from the East of Gold, Frankincnce and Myhrr." Updated 5/12

This morning Absolute Radio sent a tweet asking for fans to ring in if they wish to appear in their Nativity play with David on Friday 21st December. Updated 4/12

Today Christian O'Connell tweeted that on his show tomorrow on Absolute Radio (from 6am) he will have details regarding how fans can get tickets to attend the show when David Tennant is co-hosting on Friday 21st December. Updated 2/12

Christian O'Connell further tweeted that the show will be on Friday 21st December and that it will be in front of a live audience with people taking part as in a children's Nativity play. He will broadcast how to win a part in the audience next week. Updated 28/11

Christian O'Connell has tweeted that his last show of 2012 on Absolute Radio will be co-hosted by David Tennant and he has described it as an 'Alternative Nativity.' Christian did not specify on which day the programme will air. Updated 28/11

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