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January 2012

Tuesday 31st January 2012
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Tonight David Tennant is attending the Ultimate Pub Quiz fundraiser for Centrepoint again. Apparently in the celebrity auction (where companies bid to have a celebrity at their table) David was auctioned for £1,600! £10,700 was raised in total by the auction. There are photos of David at the event here, here, here and here.

According to a tweet by Gordon Griffin David Tennant was in a recording studio today. Gordon tweeted "In the studio where I am recording today: Colin Firth & David Tennant. Yesterday Michael Ball & Imelda Staunton. And tomorrow? Can't wait!!"

Fright Night will start being screened on Sky Movies during the week commencing Monday 20th February.

The Sunday episode of the David Tennant narrated Earthflight received the highest Appreciation Index of all television programmes for the week ending Sunday 29th January. It received a very impressive 93!

The Telegraph has a brief mention and a photo of David Tennant in another article about the Audio Drama Awards.

The Thursday episode of the David Tennant narrated Earthflight had the second highest Appreciation Index for the week ending Sunday 29th January.

David Tennant's production of Much Ado About Nothing is cited (with a photo) in The Telegraph article about plays making a comeback.

David Tennant came 60th in the Heat Magazine 101 Hottest Hunks In The World poll. However only 1,000 people in the world voted!

Today is the final chance to vote for David Tennant as Best Actor, Much Ado About Nothing as best Shakespearian Production and David Tennant and Catherine Tate reuniting on stage as Theatre Event Of The Year in the What's On Stage Awards.

Monday 30th January 2012
Sophie Aldred has some nice things to say about David Tennant in this video (the relevant part starts at 21 minutes 30 seconds) and about working with him in Tree Fu Tom.

Justine Potter has posted a MP3 which shows some playful banter between David Tennant and Johnny Vegas at the Audio Drama Awards ceremony last night.

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The Telegraph's article has the tag line "David Tennant added another gong to his growing trophy cabinet after being named best actor at the inaugural BBC Audio Drama Awards" and includes a photo of David.

The BBC Media website has another article and a new photo of David Tennant at the BBC Audio Drama Awards last night.

A fun new photo of David Tennant has been posted onto the internet. It seems that it was taken during the photoshoot for Voyage Of The Damned in 2007 and the original is on William-Baker.com.

Justine Potter has posted the audio of David Tennant winning the Best Actor Award (but not his acceptance speech) from the Audio Drama Awards last night.

In an article about actors mumbling the Daily Mail printed a photo of David Tennant and Johnny Vegas at the BBC Audio Drama Awards last night but did not mention that he won the Best Actor Award.

Sunday 29th January 2012
Both The Stage and the Press Association have the news about David Tennant winning the Best Actor Award. As articles from the Press Association are removed after a while the relevant part was: "David Tennant has been named best actor at the inaugural BBC Audio Drama Awards. David, who hosted the ceremony at BBC Broadcasting House in central London, took the prize for his performance in Radio 3 drama Kafka: The Musical." The article was titled "Tennant wins prize for radio role" and included an older photo of him.

Another photo posted tonight shows David Tennant with Hugh Hughes who wrote Floating.

The BBC website now has the news about David Tennant winning the Best Actor Award at the Audio Drama Awards tonight.

John Downer productions have added a video of the highlights of the David Tennant voiced documentary series Earthflight.

Paul Murphy has posted the list of winners at the BBC Audio Drama Awards plus one more photo of David Tennant presenting the awards.

Paul Murphy has posted photos of David Tennant and June Whitfield, David Tennant and Richard Wilson and a photo of David Tennant presenting at the BBC Audio Drama Awards.

David Tennant won the Best Actor Award at the first BBC Audio Drama awards for Kafka The Musical!

Justine Potter kindly recorded a MP3 of David Tennant introducing the Audio Drama Awards.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Quiz today is at the later time of 8pm and is about the Doctor Who episode The Unicorn And The Wasp.

The sixth and final episode of Earthflight premieres today at 4pm on BBC One. It is a special episode which shows how the series was filmed.

Today David Tennant hosts the first ever Audio Drama Awards. The ceremony will take place inside Broadcasting House in London and David is nominated for the Best Actor Award for his role in Kafka The Musical.

Saturday 28th January 2012
A scene, voiced by David Tennant, from the new series of Twenty Twelve was shown tonight on The Jonathan Ross show on ITV1 during his interview with Hugh Bonneville. The second series of Twenty Twelve is currently expected to start being broadcast at the end of March.

Four new David Tennant narrated videos have been posted onto YouTube.com today. John Downer Productions posted 2 new videos from the special behind-the-scenes episode of Earthflight which is broadcast tomorrow and the BBC have also added some videos of the David Tennant narrated docunentary Wild About Pandas. Click here to watch all four videos.

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The transmission all over Britain of the David Tennant narrated documentary Wild About Pandas has been moved from Tuesday 7th to Friday 10th February at 9pm on BBC Two. Scotland will still be able to view it first on Wednesday 1st February.

Today BBC Three starts repeating Series Two (David Tennant's first series) of Doctor Who. It is showing New Earth at 7pm and Tooth and Claw at 7.45pm. The next episodes are shown next Friday and Saturday. Click here for more details.

Friday 27th January 2012
The David Tennant voiced Tree Fu Tom will premiere at BBC's celebration of CBeebies and CBBC's 10th birthday on Saturday 18th February in Salford Quays near Manchester. See here for full details.

John Downer Productions have added a preview clip of Sunday's behind-the-scenes episode of Earthflight.

According to the BBC Radio Drama newsletter David Tennant is recording a new Stephen Wakelam play this week. It is called Waiting For The Boatman and will be broadcast in the Afternoon Play slot on BBC Radio Four sometime in the first half of 2012. See here for more details.

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Episode five of Earthflight last night received 160,000 more viewers than episode four according to the overnight figures which were released today.

The release date of the movie The Pirates! Band of Misfits has been delayed in the US from the original date of 30th March to 27th April. (This is the movie which is called The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists in the UK.) See here for more details and the opening dates of the movie all around the world.

Thursday 26th January 2012
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This afternoon @Peter Lord of Aardman Animations tweeted that in The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists movie there is "a great sound effect for David Tennant's character being hit in the face by a seagull!"

Some sad news was announced today as one of the best David Tennant websites DavidTennantFan.com has announced that it is closing after operating for 5 years.

What's On Stage currently have a 30% discount offer on the download of David Tennant's production of Much Ado About Nothing. The offer ends on Monday.

John Downer Productions have added three preview clips of tonight's episode of Earthflight. They are Budgerigars Fly Past Uluru and Form Super Swarms, Buzzard Attacks Pigeon At Mehrangarh Fort and Japanese Cranes Surrounded by Predators.

The Radio Times website has a review of tonight's episode of Earthflight, however they criticise the script David Tennant was given to read for the voice-over.

Today at 8pm on BBC One and on BBC HD is the premiere transmission of episode five of the David Tennant narrated Earthflight. This episode is about Asia and Australia. Click here for a synopsis of the programme. The sixth and final programme in this series will be shown on Sunday at 4pm and is about the filming of the series.

Wednesday 25th January 2012
David Tennant Tidbits for Wednesday 25th January 2012.

The Guardian includes the David Tennant narrated Earthflight as one of its Television Highlights for tomorrow.

The David Tennant narrated Wild About Pandas which premieres on BBC Scotland on 1st February will also be shown on BBC Two all over the UK on Tuesday 7th February too.

The release date of David Tennant's movie The Decoy Bride is Thursday 2nd February in Hungary so that is before both the UK and the US.

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The Metro reports that David Tennant's movie The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists will be slightly changed out of respect for leprosy sufferers.

Although David Tennant did not win at the Critics' Circle Theatre Awards yesterday, he did receive a mention according to the host of the awards Mark Shenton in The Stage.

IFC Films have added the trailer for The Decoy Bride.

Today David Tennant will be interviewed by BBC Radio Six presenter Lauren Laverne for an article she is writing.

Tuesday 24th January 2012
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Television presenter Lizzie Cundy posted a photo of David Tennant today at an event for Sport Relief to raise money for the HIV charity Body & Soul.

The Official Facebook page for The Decoy Bride has a new photo of David Tennant from the movie. Click here for a direct link to it.

Yesterday David Tennant completed recording his part of the movie The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists. Click here for details of this and about a screening he attended.

Monday 23rd January 2012
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Starting this Saturday (28th) BBC Three are repeating David Tennant's episodes of Doctor Who from Series Two (the series which was originally transmitted in 2006). See here for more details.

Media Monkey's Diary in The Guardian writes that there is a lot of excitement about the BBC Audio Drama Awards which David Tennant is presenting this Sunday.

Sunday 22nd January 2012
Today was a media day for The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists as lots of reporters interviewed Peter Lord and visited the Aardman Productions studio in Bristol to see some of the sets used in the making of the animation.

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David Tennant will narrate the documentary Wild About Pandas which will be broadcast on BBC One Scotland on Wednesday 1st February. (It will also be available on Sky.) See here for more details about the programme.

The David Tennant Quiz today is at the later time of 8pm and is Complete This Line From Doctor Who.

Saturday 21st January 2012
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Friday 20th January 2012
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The official Decoy Bride Facebook page has the news that the movie's director Sheree Folkson will hold a Question and Answer session after the screening on 21st February at the Glasgow Film Festival.

Episode 4 of the David Tennant narrated Earthflight (about South America) received 3.91 million viewers on BBC One. See here for more details.

Both The Sun and the Daily Mail attempt to tie up promotional photos from The Decoy Bride with David's personal life.

David Tennant Tidbits for Friday 20th January 2012.

Thursday 19th January 2012
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The DVD of the David Tennant narrated Earthflight has been delayed to 26th March and the Blu-ray has been delayed until 16th April.

Today David Tennant was spotted filming in The British Library in London. Unfortunately none of the people who tweeted that they had seen him mentioned exactly what he was filming but somebody said that they thought it was something to do with Hamlet so it is most likely to have been for his television programme Prefaces To Shakespeare. Somebody else tweeted that part of the filming included him walking up some stairs.

The producer of The Decoy Bride, Douglas Rae, explained why they chose to show it at the Glasgow Film Festival as opposed to the Edinburgh festival in an article on Scotsman.com.

John Downer Productions have added a fourth preview clip for tonight's episode of Earthflight about South America. The clip is titled Skimmers fishing in the Llanos, Venezuela.

David Tennant Tidbits for Thursday 19th January 2012.

Tickets are now on sale for the Glasgow Film Festival screenings of The Decoy Bride on the festival website at £8.

Michael MacLennan writing on the STV website includes David Tennant's movie The Decoy Bride in his list of Top Ten Movies at the Glasgow Film Festival. This is out of the 239 films which are being shown during the festival.

Today at 8pm on BBC One and on BBC HD is the premiere transmission of episode four of the David Tennant narrated Earthflight. This episode is about South America. Click here for the synopsis and three preview videos.

Wednesday 18th January 2012
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

David Tennant's movie The Decoy Bride will be shown at the Glasgow Film Festival on 21st and 22nd February. See here for more details.

John Downer Productions have added three preview clips for tomorrow's episode of Earthflight about South America. The clips are titled Condor's Birds Eye View of the Andes, Condor Flight School and Scarlet Macaws Feed on Clay Licks. All of them feature David Tennant's narration.

At 2.10am tonight (early tomorrow morning) Channel Four have a rare showing of the 2003 movie Bright Young Things in which David Tennant makes a brief appearance. It is also repeated on Channel Four + 1.

Tuesday 17th January 2012
Television presenter Noel Fielding made a nice comment about David Tennant in the issue of Radio Times which was published today so that is the David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The February issue of the Doctor Who Magazine will include an item on the David Tennant episode Tooth & Claw. If you have some comments that you wish to be considered to be included in the article, please email dwm@panini.co.uk.

The final (consolidated) figures and AI for the first two episodes of the David Tennant narrated Earthflight have been announced. Click here to view them.

Monday 16th January 2012
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Charles Spencer in The Telegraph believes that having David Tennant on the panel who will make the appointment may help Greg Doran become Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Click here for a small update about the official Facebook page about The Decoy Bride and a trailer for the movie.

Sunday 15th January 2012
David Tennant Tidbits for Sunday 15th January 2012.

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David Tennant has been INVITED (but NOT confirmed) for Filmsomnia on Saturday 8th September. (David is probably invited to lots of these events nowadays but most promoters do not post who they have invited until their appearance is confirmed.)

According to an article in The Independent about 101 Things That Scotland Has Done For Us David Tennant was the best actor to play The Doctor in Doctor Who.

Saturday 14th January 2012
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The overnight viewing figures for the third episode (about Europe) of the David Tennant narrated Earthflight were that it received 4.13million viewers which was 16.5% of the viewing public at that time. See here for more details.

Friday 13th January 2012
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Digital Theatre have a 20% off offer this month on the download of David Tennant's production of Much Ado About Nothing when it is purchased with the download of the David Morrissey production of Macbeth from Liverpool. Alternatively, Time Out have extended their 20% off offer for a download of Much Ado About Nothing until 29/2.

According to an article in the Daily Mail today David Tennant has joined the board of The Royal Shakespeare Company but the RSC website does not currently list him on the board. See here for more details.

Thursday 12th January 2012
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Issue 443 of Doctor Who Magazine (which is published today) includes an article on the David Tennant episode New Earth.

The Huffington Post has made the David Tennant narrated Earthflight one of its TV Picks for tonight.

David Tennant will have come sixth in the Hello Magazine Most Attractive Man 2011 poll. See here for details about the poll and the voting.

Today at 8pm on BBC One is the premiere transmission of episode three of the David Tennant narrated Earthflight. This episode is about Europe. Click here for the synopsis.

Wednesday 11th January 2012
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John Downer Productions have added two preview clips of tomorrow's episode of Earthflight. They are Common Cranes Fly Over Venice and Peregrine Falcon Hunts Starlings in Rome.

Tuesday 10th January 2012
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It was 3 years ago tonight that David Tennant played the final performance of Hamlet for the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Novello Theatre in London.

Monday 9th January 2012
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On Tennant-Love there are photos of David Tennant meeting the Reading Force prizewinner.

David Tennant has been nominated for the Best Actor In An Audio Drama Award for Kafka The Musical at the first ever BBC Audio Drama Awards. David will also present the ceremony to announce the winners in the Radio Theatre at BBC Broadcasting House, London on Saunday 29th January. See here for more details.

The Royal Shakespeare Company announced today at their press conference that David Tennant would sit on the panel to decide the successor to Michael Boyd as the Artistic Director of the company. Deadline for applications ends today and the appointment will be announced in March. Click here for more information.

The website The Public Reviews have a competition for today only to win a download of David Tennant's production of Much Ado About Nothing. To enter you have to tweet today "Iím entering the #12daysof2012 Competition on @publicreviews to win a HD copy of @digitaltheatreís Much Ado About Nothing Ė PLS RT #Theatre." See here for full details.

Sunday 8th January 2012
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The Daily Record has a behind the camera article about Earthflight. (David Tennant isn't mentioned.)

Our Twitter account David_Tennant now has over 70,000 David Tennant fans following it!!!

Toronto.com lists David Tennant's Single Father in its recommendations of programmes to watch tonight in Canada as the drama has its premiere broadcast on North America television (on TVO at 10pm ET).

It was a year ago today that David Tennant and Catherine Tate announced on BBC Breakfast that they would be performing Much Ado About Nothing in the summer. The theatre website immediately crashed due to the thousands of people trying to get tickets!

Saturday 7th January 2012
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Click here to read the overnight viewing figures for the second episode of Earthflight.

The Huffington Post looks behind the scenes at the making of David Tennnat's movie The Pirates! In An Advenuture With Scientists.

Friday 6th January 2012
The Edinburgh News section of Scotsman.com alleges that Emotional Rescue is "David Tennant's second chance at Hollywood." Please remember that David has not officially been announced for Emotional Rescue yet.

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The Regent Times has some nice comments about David Tennant in their article about The Decoy Bride.

Peter Aardman has posted a photo of the 95 piece orchestra playing the music for The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists.

Thursday 5th January 2012
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

It was great to see that the David Tennant narrated Earthflight was trending again in the UK as it was being transmitted tonight.

An official Facebook page has been launched for The Decoy Bride.

It is NOT confirmed but DNA Music says that filming starts on the movie Emotional Rescue in February. Please remember that David Tennant has not been officially confirmed for this movie.

The Huffington Post chooses the David Tennant narrated Earthflight as one of its Top TV Picks for tonight and includes some of the review of last week's episode.

3 new videos of tonight's episode of the David Tennant narrated Earthflight have been added to YouTube. Click here to watch them.

The Rutherglen Reformer has an article about the new book by Glasgow South's MP Tom Harris which mentions his meeting with David Tennant.

Partly due to the massive success of David Tennantís production of Much Ado About Nothing, producer Sonia Friedman has been placed at number 13 on The Stageís 100 Most Powerful People In The Theatre 2011 chart and Much Ado director Josie Rouke is at number 17.

The Scottish Sun has a paparazzi photo of David Tennant at the shops yesterday.

Today at 8pm is the premiere transmission of episode two of the David Tennant narrated Earthflight. Click here for the synopsis.

Wednesday 4th January 2012
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There is a RUMOUR that David Tennant will be in the movie Emotional Rescue. See here for details.

Tuesday 3rd January 2012
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Two television series which David Tennant narrated are starting a run of repeats this week. Twenty Twelve will air at 10pm and 2am on Wednesday evenings on BBC Four and The T.A. And The Taliban will be repeated at 8pm and 1am on Watch on Thursday evenings. See here for full details.

It was three years ago tonight that David Tennant returned to the role of Hamlet at the Novello Theatre in London after his back operation.

Monday 2nd January 2012
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Newsbeat on Radio One says that David Tennant's The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists is a Top Five movie to lookout for in 2012.

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

The Daily Mirror has a photo of David's wedding ring and the article confirms that his wedding day was Friday.

It was two years ago today that David Tennant regenerated from being the Tenth Doctor.

Today the satellite station Watch have the second day of their David Tennant / Doctor Who weekend.

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