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May 2012
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Thursday 31st May 2012
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Photo and the story of a fan who met David Tennant while he was filming in Krakow today.

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.

Three new set photos from The Spies Of Warsaw. (David Tennant is visible in the second one.)

Two reviews by industry insiders of the David Tennant episode of True Love.

MP3 of episode four of Believe It! (Power).


Wednesday 30th May 2012
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Jonathan Ross tweeted that issue two of Americas Got Powers is in the stores today. This is the comic with a character based on David Tennant's likeness.

The fourth and final episode (called Power) of Believe It! is on BBC Radio Four today at 11.30am.

Starting today and for the next 6 weekdays BBC Radio Four Extra are repeating David Tennant's episodes of Dixon Of Dock Green. Each day there are broadcasts at 6am, 1pm, 8pm and 1am.


Tuesday 29th May 2012
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

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

The David Tennant read Hairy Maclary app is one of the best apps according to Herald Sun in Australia.

The BBC announced today that David Tennant's appearance on The Chris Moyles Show on 21st March was the tenth most listen to radio show on BBC iPlayer in March with 87K listeners.

Today filming on The Spies Of Warsaw takes place in Kasina Wielka.

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.


Monday 28th May 2012
David Tennant on front cover of TV and Satellite Week  magazine
A new book called Who Is The Doctor (which covers David Tennant's era in the programme) will be published on 14th July in the UK and is available to pre-order at this link.

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.

An article in The Stage reports that the Shakespeare Sonnets app for iPads will be released on Monday 11th June.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The Washington Times lists Twenty Twelve as one of its television recommendations "with David Tennant as the oh-so-earnest narrator."

Today filming on The Spies Of Warsaw will take place in the station and in the control room in Kasina Wielka where they filmed on Friday.


Sunday 27th May 2012
Unfortunately neither Hugh Bonneville or Olivia Colman won Male or Female Comedy Performance Awards at BAFTA tonight for their roles in the David Tennant narrated Twenty Twelve. However a clip of David from Doctor Who was shown as part of the introduction to a Special BAFTA Award to Steven Moffat and there were loads of cheers in the room when David was shown!

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Translation of a Polish website about the filming on The Spies Of Warsaw yesterday plus some photos (but none of David Tennant).

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.


Saturday 26th May 2012
David Tennant in The Spies Of Warsaw David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The first (very short) video clip of David Tennant from Poland for The Spies Of Warsaw.

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

Today filming on The Spies Of Warsaw takes place in Chabowka.


Friday 25th May 2012
John Simm mentioned David Tennant (in regards to both Hamlet and Doctor Who) briefly in an interview on Front Row earlier this week and BlogtorWho has a MP3 of the relevant part.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The Olympic Moderation Policy uses "David Tennant got drunk at my birthday party" as an example of defamation (see #5 in the policy)!

The Metro newspaper has an article about Matt Smith carrying the Olympic Torch in Cardiff which mentions that David Tennant as The Doctor carried it in the Doctor Who episode Fear Her.

A proper translation of the article published yesterday about filming The Spies Of Warsaw earlier this week.

Today filming on The Spies Of Warsaw will take place in the station and in the control room in Kasina Wielka.

As expected, at midnight the official BBC Doctor Who Twitter account tweeted that Matt Smith and not David Tennant will carry the Olympic Torch in Cardiff on Saturday.


Thursday 24th May 2012
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

A Polish website has added some new (and professional) photos of David Tennant from The Spies Of Warsaw. There is also an article to go with the photos and an English translation (using an automatic translation website) is available here. The article says that they are 33 days into a 43 day shoot for the television programme.

There have been loads of tweets today since the official BBC Doctor Who Twitter account tweeted that someone Doctor Who related will carry the Olympic Torch in Cardiff on Saturday. Although it is highly unlikely, at least 90% of tweets to the account have suggested that they want David Tennant! The person will be announced at midnight tonight.

MP3 of episode three of Believe It! (Boots).

Today filming on The Spies Of Warsaw is scheduled to take place in the railway museum in Chabowka.


Wednesday 23rd May 2012
David Tennant in True Love - photo via BlogtorWho David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

BrandRepublic.com have an article about David Tennant's campaign for Virgin with their chief marketing officer Nigel Gilbert saying "We knew he'd be good but we didn't know quite how good. Millward Brown tell us it's the most successful use of a personality that they've seen. We didnít specifically choose [him] because of women, but we wanted someone who was really engaging and who wasnít commonly used in advertising. He's only ever done ads once before and that was 10-years ago before he became famous. It was an opportunity to choose someone who has quite broad appeal but who was able to deliver and be believable in delivering these kinds of stories."

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.

Yahoo News reports on an online petition about David Tennant carrying the Olympic torch with over 37,000 signatures (as he did in the Doctor Who episode Fear Her).

The DVD release date for The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists for the UK and Europe has changed from 24th to 10th September.

There's a great quote by John Simm about David Tennant in the Yorkshire Post - "Iím like the opposite of David Tennant. I suppose I am the opposite, literally Ė Iím the Master heís the Doctor Ė but in real life I mean, heís brilliant with people and great at it. Such a lovely man. I just want to do the work and p*** off."

The third episode (called Boots) of Believe It! is on BBC Radio Four today at 11.30am.


Tuesday 22nd May 2012
Another photo and story of a fan meeting David Tennant today in Poland.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Filming on The Spies Of Warsaw will take place this week at the train museum in Chabowka, Poland. See here for the filming schedule.

We have over 90,000 followers on Twitter!

There's a story and a photo on Tumblr of a fan meeting David Tennant in Warsaw today while he was filming The Spies Of Warsaw. Another photo of David today has been posted at this link.

Amazon.co.uk have a link to buy the Prefaces To Shakespeare DVD. It will be released in the UK and Europe on Monday 27th August and is expected to be broadcast in June or July.

The first 13 eps of David Tennant's animated children's programme Tree Fu Tom are now available to buy on iTunes.

David Tennant's drama about the Manchester United Munich Air Crash United is released on DVD in the US and Canada today.


Monday 21st May 2012
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The weekly round-up of David Tennant news from Scottish Actors.


Sunday 20th May 2012
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Episode 4 of Believe It! is called Power. It premieres on Wednesday 30th May on BC Radio Four at 11.30am.

David Tennant Quiz #119 is at 6pm tonight and is about the Doctor Who episode Planet Of The Dead.

It was 3 years ago today that David Tennant filmed his last scene as The Doctor in Doctor Who. (In the first 90 minutes after we tweeted that it was retweeted over 50 times!)


Saturday 19th May 2012
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

David Tennant will be mentioned on TV twice today - on Catherine Tate: Fame In The Frame and on QI.


Friday 18th May 2012
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.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

David Tennant is mentioned in the headline of an article in the Daily Telegraph today in regards to a What The Butler Saw article.


Thursday 17th May 2012
David Tennant is briefly mentioned on pages 28 & 29 of the Evening Standard tonight in regards to the What The Butler Saw press night last night (David didn't attend) which is the David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Weekly round-up of David Tennant news from Scottish Actors.

MP3 of episode two of Believe It! (Rivals).


Wednesday 16th May 2012
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Article in The Guardian today about props in the theatre mentions and has a photo of David Tennant from Hamlet.

Footage of David Tennant's movie Nativity 2 will be screened from today at the Cannes Film Festival.

The second episode of Believe It! is on BBC Radio Four at 11.30am today. This episode is called Rivals.

It was a year ago tonight that David Tennant played the First Night of Much Ado About Nothing!


Tuesday 15th May 2012
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.


Monday 14th May 2012
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.


Sunday 13th May 2012
The iDent Gallery has a section about the Doctor Who Christmas 2009 David Tennant idents which includes photos and videos plus David Tennant's voiceover into his final episode of Doctor Who.

Unfortunately the David Tennant narrated Earthflight did not win the Photography: Factual Award at the BAFTA Craft Awards tonight as Frozen Planet won instead.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

MP3 of episode One of Believe It! (Drink).

The titles of the next two episodes of Believe It! are called Rivals (broadcasts 16th May) and Rivals (23rd May). The four part programme is on BBC Radio Four at 11.30am.

Two newspapers today (Independent and Express) have reviews of Believe It! with passing mentions of David Tennant as one of the actors.

The BAFTA Craft Awards are announced today at The Brewery in the City of London. The David Tennant narrated Earthflight has been nominated for the Photography: Factual Award.


Saturday 12th May 2012
Scans of an interview with David Tennant in the latest issue of the Virgin Media magazine which is available to subscribers.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Moviehouse have uploaded the poster for David Tennant's forthcoming movie Nativity 2. The movie is due to be released on 23rd November.


Friday 11th May 2012
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The rumours about David Tennant and Fast Six continue.


Thursday 10th May 2012
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

A more cautionary update about David Tennant in Derry in May 2013.

Weekly update of David Tennant news from the Scottish Actors blog.


Wednesday 9th May 2012
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

IF it happens David Tennant's play in Derry will be called Sea Lavender and it is scheduled for a year today!

It is NOT confirmed (and we stress NOT) but an article in the Derry Journal says that David Tennant will be in a one man play in Derry in 2013. More information can be found here.

Series 2 of David Tennant narrated Twenty Twelve to be released on DVD.

Episode one of Believe It! premieres today at 11.30am on BBC Radio Four. It can be heard worldwide at this link. This four part comedy is loosely based on Richard Wilson's life and David Tennant is part of the cast.


Tuesday 8th May 2012
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The Telegraph has an interview with Richard Wilson about Believe It!

The first video has been posted online of David Tennant from the iPad Shakespeare Sonnets app.


Monday 7th May 2012
The Radio Times have posted their review of the first episode of Believe It!

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.


Sunday 6th May 2012
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Today at 2pm there is a rare chance to see a screening of David Tennant in Look Back In Anger at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.


Saturday 5th May 2012
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The Guardian has a review of the Silver: Return to Treasure Island audiobook which includes the phrase "exuberantly read by David Tennant.

Richard Wilson is on the radio twice today to promote Believe It!


Friday 4th May 2012
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

BBC Radio Four have added an audio clip of Believe It! which includes David Tennant playing a young Richard Wilson.

An update regarding the RUMOUR that David Tennant is in talks for a role in the Fast Six movie.


Thursday 3rd May 2012
LatinoReview have a RUMOUR (stress RUMOUR) of David Tennant in talks for a role in the Fast Six movie.

There is a photo of David Tennant from New Earth on the BBC Wales website today in regards to great film locations in the country.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Richard Wilson will be a guest on the Jon Holmes Show on Saturday at 10am on BBC Radio 6 Music to promote Believe It!

Doctor Who Magazine #447 is published today and includes an article about the David Tennant episodes The Rise Of The Cybermen and The Age Of Steel.


Wednesday 2nd May 2012
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Doctor Who Magazine #447 is published tomorrow and includes an article about the David Tennant episodes The Rise Of The Cybermen and The Age Of Steel.

Richard Wilson will be on Loose Ends on BBC Radio Four on Saturday at 6.15pm. He will probably talk about Believe It!

The first episode of Believe It! will be called Drink. It premieres on Wednesday at 11.30am on BBC Radio Four.

The Paisley Daily Express has an article article about David Tennant supporting the Labour Party.


Tuesday 1st May 2012
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Unfortunately the David Tennant narrated Twenty Twelve did not win the Comedy Award at the South Bank Sky Arts Awards today. Fresh Meat won instead.

Today at the Dorchester Hotel in London the South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2012 will be announced. The David Tennant narrated programme Twenty Twelve has been nominated in the Comedy category.


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