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David Tennant in True Love - photo via BlogtorWho David Tennant appeared in True Love which was broadcast over four consecutive nights on the BBC starting on Sunday 17th June. David was in the first episode which was broadcast from 10.25pm until 11pm that evening.

It is a drama which is based on a plot written by Dominic Savage but involves improvisation by the actors.

David Tennant filmed his scenes during September 2011. The drama is set in Margate where he filmed for several days.

David Morrissey, Jane Horricks and Billie Piper will appear in other stories in this five part series.

The story of David's character is:
"Nick (David Tennant) is happily married: his wife and children are everything to him, but when his first love appears out of the blue he suddenly starts to question everything. Can they go back to what they had all those years ago?"

David Tennant's episode (Nick) was the most watched episode of the series with almost half a million viewers extra.

There was a preview of screening of episode one of True Love at the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery in Margate on Thursday 29th March. The screening also included an introduction by the writer and director of the series Dominic Savage. On Thursday 14th, Friday 15th and Saturday 16th June there was also free screenings of back-to-back episodes of True Love at the Bush Theatre in London.

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2014
The Guardian has an article about British drama by Dominic Savage and he describes True Love as 'bold and highly unconventional.' The article includes a behind the scenes photo of David Tennant. Updated 19/10

2013
Some new (to us!) promotional images of David Tennant from True Love have been posted to Tumblr. Updated 7/5

July 2012
True Love is available from today to rent from LoveFilm in the UK and Europe. (The DVD was available to purchase last month.) Updated 25/7

A photo of a fan with David Tennant on the set of True Love last September which was only posted onto Twitter today. Updated 22/7

A MP3 of the interview by Janice Forsyth with David Tennant which was broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland today. David discussed playing Doctor Who, Hamlet, playing live theatre, Twenty Twelve, The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists and True Love. Updated 7/7

Metro has a review of the True Love DVD. Updated 5/7


June 2012
The DVD of True Love is released today in the UK and Europe. Updated 25/6

Meanwhile a Thanet website calls True Love "a ratings hit." Updated 24/6

The Independent also has a negative review of True Love. (However reviewers were more favourable when they saw the previews which was often only David's episode.) Updated 24/6

The reviewer at The Observer wasn't over-thrilled with True Love. Updated 24/6

A MP3 showing David Tennant's level of professionalism in understanding the character he plays in True Love which is the David Tennant Treat 4 Today). Updated 23/6

The Telegraph has a review of True Love which says that David Tennant's episode was the strongest of the five episodes. Updated 23/6

The overnight figures for episodes 4 and 5 of True Love which aired last night were that 1.3m and 1.61m less viewers watched those episodes than saw David Tennantís episode on Sunday. The figures were 1.77m and 1.49m respectively. On Monday 2.65m watched the second episode and on Tuesday 2.61m. David Tennant's episode received 3.1m viewers. Updated 21/6

The overnight figures for the third episode of True Love shows that 490K less viewers watched that compared to David Tennant's episode on Sunday. Updated 21/6

DigitalSpy report that half a million less people watched the second episode of True Love compared to David Tennant's episode. Updated 19/6

More reviews have been posted today for David Tennant's episode of True Love in The Independent, LS Media (who gave it 4 stars) and The ArtsDesk. Updated 19/6

The Guardian reports that David Tennant's episode of True Love received 3.11m viewers overnight. That is an 18.1% share of viewers at that time which is around a 10% increase on BBC1ís average for that slot. Updated 18/6

David Tennant's episode of True Love is available on the iPlayer at this link. There is also a download for non UK fans here. The DVD of the whole series is released on Monday 25th June. Updated 18/6

Reviews of David Tennant's episode of True Love from The Telegraph and The Guardian. Updated 17/6

A quote from The Observer preview for True Love starring David Tennant was "Watch as two of the finest acting talents of a generation breathe life into a romance that is innocently, forgivably, humanly poignant." The Telegraph wrote "David Tennant in sparkling form" and The Times printed "Beautifully crafted short stories," You don't need a script to deliver proper gut-punches", "Truly instinctive acting" and "exposing stuff." Updated 17/6

Item on True Love from South East News on Friday evening. Updated 17/6

David Tennant's episode of True Love is broadcast today at 10.25pm (10.45pm in Northern Ireland). Updated 17/6

Metro has True Love as one of its TV Picks and starts with "David Tennant has added improvisation to his admirably eclectic post-Doctor Who career." Updated 16/6

True Love is The Independent's TV Pick Of The Week. Updated 16/6

Link to download the True Love part of The Review Show from BBC Two last night. Updated 16/6

True Love will be discussed on the Saturday Review show on BBC Radio Four at 7.15pm tonight. Updated 16/6

Today there is the third and final free screening of True Love at the Bush Theatre in London at 2.30pm. Updated 16/6

True Love will be discussed on the Saturday Review show on BBC Radio Four tomorrow at 7.15pm. Updated 15/6

A very short audio clip of David Tennant talking about True Love on Radio City 96.7. Updated 15/6

True Love will be discussed on The Review Show at 11.20pm tonight on BBC Two. Updated 15/6

Tonight there is the second free screening of True Love at the Bush Theatre in London at 7.15pm. Updated 15/6

Tonight is the first free screening of True Love at the Bush Theatre in London at 7.15pm. Updated 14/6

Televisual have a behind the scecnes interview with writer / director Dominic Savage about filming True Love. Updated 13/6

What's On TV have some interview questions with David Tennant about True Love. Updated 12/6

A third free screening of the five episodes of True Love has been added by the Bush Theatre. This one is at 2.30pm on Saturday (16th). Tickets can be reserved at this link. Updated 12/6

Many thanks to Hamsterfur who has kindly purchased and scanned in all the David Tennant articles and photos from the TV listings today:
Radio Times
TV Times
TV Choice
Total TV Guide Updated 12/6

Overnight the Press Association posted an article about David Tennant which is based on his Radio Times interview to promote True Love. This has subsequently been picked up by several newspapers and websites (e.g. Scotsman.com and DigitalSpy).
As Press Association articles are removed after a while, it read:
"Tennant tells of 'terrifying' fame
David Tennant has told how he found his rise to fame "terrifying" after landing the lead in Doctor Who.
The actor quit the BBC One sci-fi show in 2010 after four years occupying the Tardis. He told the Radio Times that he had not been typecast since leaving, and that the role had opened up more doors than it had closed.
But David said of getting used to being recognised: "No one can teach you what it's like to be observed in public.
"I remember, before I was that person, watching well-known people walk into a room - you imbue them with inner confidence and a slightly royal presence.
"Yet when it's you, it's terrifying. People lean over in restaurants and say, 'Don't look now, but that's him off the telly.' Very peculiar."
"I'm not moaning - there's nothing worse than that, because there are huge advantages - but you feel vulnerable," he said. "The world's perception of you has changed while you remain the same."
The 41-year-old, who married actress Georgia Moffett, 27, on New Year's Eve after they met on the set of Doctor Who, said actors should not have to be role models.
"There's a sense everyone in the public eye has to have moral purity," he told the magazine.
"Personally I might agree that's a good thing but I don't see why, because you're in a TV programme, you have to be perfect.
"Actors often get a bad press, but 87.5 per cent are down-to-earth and reasonable. Difficult ones are becoming rare because the world doesn't allow it.
They're usually not the big stars but those who believe they should be."
" Updated 12/6

True Love will be reviewed on Front Row on BBC Radio Four tonight at 7.15pm. Updated 12/6

The Radio Times is published today with a David Tennant interview to promote True Love and he is on the front cover. Also published today is TV & Satellite Week magazine. Updated 12/6

David Tennant on the front cover of the Radio Times True Love will be reviewed on Front Row on BBC Radio Four tomorrow evening at 7.15pm. Updated 11/6

David Tennant is featured on the cover of (and inside) tomorrow's TV & Satellite Week magazine. Updated 11/6

As expected David Tennant is on the cover of tomorrow's Radio Times and it includes an article about True Love. Updated 11/6

Unfortunately last night during Dominic Savage's interview on the BBC Radio Two Arts Show he only spoke about his new play and not True Love. Updated 9/6

On Thursday 14th and Friday 15th June there will be free screenings of back-to-back episodes of True Love at the Bush Theatre in London. Updated 9/6

The BBC have added a 2 minute clip from David Tennant's episode of True Love. (Or click here for the non-UK version). Updated 8/6

Dominic Savage, the director of True Love, will be interviewed on the BBC Radio Two Arts Show tonight at 10pm. Updated 8/6

CultBox has a review of David Tennant's episode of True Love which includes the comment "The two principals, Tennant in particular, are instantaneously and perfectly believable throughout." Updated 7/6

David Tennant in True Love BlogtorWho has posted a new photo of David Tennant from True Love. Updated 6/6

David Tennant's episode of True Love has now been confirmed for Sunday 17th June at 10.25pm. Updated 6/6

Page 16 of the G2 section of The Guardian today has a new photo of David Tennant and Dominic Savage on the set of True Love. Updated 6/6

Following our post yesterday the Radio Times are now also reporting that David Tennant's episode of True Love will broadcast on Sunday 17th June and not Monday 18th as originally announced. Updated 5/6

The Guardian has an interview with Dominic Savage about the making of True Love. Updated 5/6

This weeks Radio Times has a short preview of the David Tennant article which will be published in next week's edition. Updated 5/6

The first trailer for True Love. Updated 5/6

There is now some confusion over the day and time that True Love will broadcast. Although the BBC Media Centre announced on Thursday that David Tennant's episode of True Love would broadcast from 10.35pm until 11pm on Monday 18th June, it is now stating that the time of the episode is to be confirmed. Also the website LocateTV lists David's episode as scheduled to broadcast on Sunday 17th June at 10.25pm. The trailer just states "coming soon." Updated 4/6

Amazon.co.uk have the True Love DVD available to pre-order (with a photo of the front cover). It will be released in the UK and Europe on Monday 25th June and LoveFilm.com will make it available to rent from Wednesday 25th July. Updated 4/6

Dominic Savage, the director of True Love, will be interviewed on the BBC Radio Two Arts Show on Friday 8th June at 10pm. Updated 4/6

A list of all the upcoming David Tennant releases over the next few months. These are also listed in the David Tennant Diary Dates section (above), plus we tweet a reminder on the release date. Updated 4/6

There was a post on Twitter to say that last night the BBC screened its first trailer for True Love which included a shot of a topless David Tennant! Updated 4/6

How the end of filming on The Spies Of Warsaw will affect David Tennant being able to promote True Love. Updated 3/6

On Friday 15th June at 11.20pm on BBC Two True Love is one of the programmes which will be discussed by The Review Show. Updated 2/6

The Press Association has an interview with Lacey Turner about True Love and her other projects.
Her comment from the interview about True Love was "That was another really great experience, to not have a script, and just to read a tiny bit of stage direction for a scene that could be a good six minutes long. You put so much trust in Dominic Savage. It's weird - on day one, you've met him for what, half an hour, and then you end up trusting him with your whole career! He was great, and everyone in it was fantastic as well. Updated 1/6

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May 2012
The BBC Media Centre has announced that the time of David Tennant's episode of True Love will be from 10.35pm until 11pm on Monday 18th June. As previously announced, the other four episodes will broadcast on subsequent evenings that week at the same time. Updated 31/5

Two reviews by industry insiders of the David Tennant episode of True Love. Updated 31/5

A scan of the short David Tennant / True Love article (with photo) from TV and Satellite Week magazine. Updated 29/5

The TV and Satellite Week magazine is on sale today with a photo of David Tennant on the front cover. There is also an article about Lacey Turner inside about True Love. Updated 29/5

David Tennant on front cover of TV and Satellite Week  magazine
There is a photo of David Tennant on the front cover of TV and Satellite Week magazine which is on sale tomorrow. This is in regards to True Love. Updated 28/5

Scotsman.com has an interview with Gemma Chan about True Love. Although she is not in David Tennant's episode she has some interesting things to say about the filming process. Updated 27/5

ThisIsNottingham reports that his True Love co-star Vicky McClure has some nice things to say about David Tennant. Updated 26/5

BlogtorWho have posted some promo photos of David Tennant and Billie Piper from True Love. The website also says that the BBC have confirmed the series will start on Monday 18th June with an episode each evening. David's episode is the first one in the series. Updated 23/5

There is a Vicky McClure interview in tomorrow's Times promoting True Love (starring David Tennant). The article gives Monday 18th June as the broadcast date for the start of the series. Updated 18/5


March 2012
There is another free screening of the first episode of True Love in Margate tonight at the Turner Contemporary Gallery. Updated 30/3

There will be another free screening of the first episode of True Love in Margate tomorrow evening at the Turner Contemporary Gallery. Updated 29/3

At the screening of True Love in Margate tonight it was announced that the transmission of the series is confirmed for June. Also David Tennant will be on the cover of the Radio Times for True Love nearer the transmission date. Updated 29/3

There is a free screening of the first episode of True Love and a Q&A with Dominic Savage in Margate at 6.30pm tonight. Updated 29/3

MP3 of David Tennant interview on Irish Radio tonight. As well as talking about The Pirates! movie, David discusses his Irish roots, Doctor Who and future projects including True Love. Updated 26/3

An article in The Independent about Joanne Froggatt says that True Love (starring David Tennant) will start airing in June. Previously it was believed to be in May or even April. The article also includes a couple of photos of Joanne from True Love. Updated 24/3

There will be a preview of screening of episode one of True Love at the Turner Contemporary Art Gallery in Margate on Thursday 29th March from 6.30pm until 7.30pm. The screening will also include an introduction by the writer and director of the series Dominic Savage. Updated 15/3

Today there was a press screening of True Love. Several reporters had some great things to say about it. Updated 13/3

TV Choice magazine tweeted today that they had interviewed David Tennant, Ashley Walters, Lacey Turner and Dominic Savage about their drama True Love. TV Choice said that "It was challenging for the actors because the drama's largely improvised." Updated 8/3

David Tennantís interview by Lauren Laverne is published in Red magazine today. Click here to see a scan of the interview. It says that True Love will be broadcast in April whereas previously May had been announced. Updated 7/3

Working Title Films have now changed both the page on their website and the logo photo from Love Life to True Love. Updated 1/3


February 2012
68 paparazzi photos of David Tennant filming True Love last year have been added to a Billie Piper fan page. Updated 29/2

Another behind the scenes photo of David Tennant filming True Love last year has made its way onto the internet. Updated 29/2

A behind the scenes photo of David Tennant filming True Love last year has made its way onto the internet. Updated 28/2

Broadcast reports that David Tennant's improv drama for the BBC has been renamed True Love. This was its original name but its working title was Love Life. However ITV are also producing a drama with that name so the BBC drama has reverted to True Love. Updated 25/2

An article about Dominic Savage in The Stage says that Love Life will be broadcast in May. (Previously only Spring had been announced.) Updated 7/2


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January 2012
The Independent lists Love Life as one of the TV dramas to look forward to in 2012.Updated 1/1


December 2011
The Working Title Films website has a new photo of David Tennant from Love Life. The photo shows him standing alone on Margate beach. Updated 31/12

According to Digital Spy David Tennant's drama Love Life is one of the "most exciting new TV shows for 2012." Updated 28/12


November 2011
In an article by the Press Association today Kaya Scodelario revealed that David Tennant was nervous before acting in his improvisation drama Love Life. Click here to read it but, as Press Association articles are removed after a while, the relevant part is "The 19-year-old, who has had no formal acting training, found the improvisation tough. 'Not one word was written down on paper. It's terrifying, until you find a natural rhythm,' she admitted. 'Everybody was nervous about it, so I wasn't the only one. I think David Tennant had a panic attack before his first day because he didn't know what to say!'" Updated 24/11


September 2011
People in Margate reported that David Tennant and Billie Piper were filming in the town again today in the early evening. Updated 29/9

Click here for a video (taken from a distance) of both David Tennant and Billie Piper filming at Margate Harbour. Updated 26/9

This morning both David Tennant and Billie Piper filmed at Margate Harbour although they are in different stories in Love Life. Updated 26/9

Click here for a poll by the Radio Times about whether the BBC or ITV should use the title Love Life. Currently David Tennant's drama is winning with 87%! Updated 23/9

The Huffington Post reports that David Tennant's BBC drama Love Life MAY not be called Love Life as ITV MAY have a drama of that name too. Updated 22/9

Simon Moores spotted some filming for David Tennant's drama Love Life today. Updated 22/9

OldManKrondos tweeted this morning that David Tennant was filming Love Life inside the Marina Cafe in Marina Drive, Margate. Updated 20/9

What's On TV has more details of the plot of David Tennant's episode of Love Life. Updated 20/9

KentNews have another photo of David Tennant filming in Margate yesterday. Updated 20/9

Councillor Simon Moores has posted a photo of David Tennant filming this afternoon in the Margate council office. Updated 19/9

The Thanet Gazette posted two photos of David Tennant and Lacey Turner filming Love Life in Margate today. Updated 19/9

Filming on David Tennant's new project Love Life starts today. See here for more details. Updated 5/9


August 2011
The BBC Press Release about Love Life says David Tennant's episode is the first one in the series. Click here for more info. Updated 26/8

Click here for more info about David Tennant in the new Dominic Savage drama on BBC One (including a cautionary note at the bottom). Updated 26/8

The Daily Mirror have posted confirmation about the new BBC drama BBC drama with David Tennant, Billie Piper and David Morrissey which they say is called Love Life. Updated 25/8

It is NOT confirmed but Gemma Chan's official website appears to have details about the new project whuch David Tennant said that he was doing for the BBC with Dominic Savage. It is called True Love and also MAY star David Morrissey, Jane Horrocks and Billie Piper. There is also talk on Twitter today about people auditioning for something called Nativity 2 which people claim involves David Tennant but this is also NOT confirmed. Updated 22/8


July 2011
TotalFilm have a new interview with David Tennant where he talks about Fright Night, Pirates!, Doctor Who and a new secret project. Updated 19/7


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