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Saturday 30th June 2012
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Friday 29th June 2012
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It was confirmed today that David Tennant will attend the Midnight Fan Convention at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Birmingham on Sunday 16th December.
Billie Piper is also attending that day and she and David will be doing a photo shoot (both separately and together) and will sign autographs, plus they will do a guest talk together and the closing ceremony.
Entry tickets for the convention are £90 for Regular Tickets and £160 for Gold. Tickets can be purchased from this link.
Additional prices are £30 for a photo with David, £20 for a photo with Billie and £50 for a photo with both David and Billie.
Extra autographs (outside of any included in the price of admission) will be £20 for David and £15 for Billie.
This link has more information about David Tennant at the Midnight Convention.


Thursday 28th June 2012
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Twenty Twelve has its US premiere tonight.

The synopsis of episode 6 of Twenty Twelve. It is currently scheduled to broadcast on Monday 16th July at 10pm on BBC Two.

An extract of David Tennant reading On Her Majesty's Secret Service is now available to download. (You have to download their free app first.)

A photo of a young David Tennant from the Dundee Rep archives.

Review of Shakespeare Sonnets iPad app by Daily Telegraph.

Doctor Who Magazine #449 is published today. As well as an interview with Andy Prior about casting actors for Doctor Who (including during David Tennant's era), there is a look at the episodes The Impossible Planet and The Satan Pit.

The Shakespeare Sonnets app for iPads is released today. David Tennant reads 4 sonnets and this link has direct links to them all.


Wednesday 27th June 2012
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The 3 final episodes of the David Tennant narrated Twenty Twelve will now start being broadcast on Tuesday 10th July in the UK at 10pm on BBC Two and not on Monday 9th as originally announced by the BBC.

The Decoy Bride is now available to stream on Netflix (as is Casanova).

David Tennant has been voted #33 in the 2012 AfterElton Hot 100 in a poll in which over 90,000 votes were cast.


Tuesday 26th June 2012
Today a fan has added some new photos of David Tennant filming Nativity 2 last year.

FilmMonthly have posted a new review of The Decoy Bride which includes the details that the US version of the DVD will include extras which the Uk version did not have. They describe them as "a behind-the-scenes featurette, a trailer, one incredibly short deleted scene, a featurette showing the breakdown of visual effects shots, and a plethora of jarringly-edited interviews with Sheree Folkson, writers Neil Jaworski & Sally Phillips, producer Robert Bernstein, and stars David Tennant, Kelly Macdonald, Alice Eve, Michael Urie, and Federico Castelluccio."

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Helenaa has posted two photos of David Tennant filming The Politician's Husband today here and here.

A photo of David Tennant filming The Politician's Husband today in Buckinghamshire by eleanorsarah.

The Decoy Bride is released in Region One (the US and Canada) on both DVD and Blu-ray today.


Monday 25th June 2012
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The DVD of True Love is released today in the UK and Europe.


Sunday 24th June 2012
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Meanwhile a Thanet website calls True Love "a ratings hit."

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.)

The reviewer at The Observer wasn't over-thrilled with True Love.

David Tennant Quiz #120 is tonight at 6pm on Twitter. The quiz is Complete This Line From Doctor Who.


Saturday 23rd June 2012
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).

The Shakespeare Sonnet iPad application is reviewed by The Independent which says that David Tennant reads four sonnets on it.

OffreMedia reports that Tree Fu Tom will be shown on French TV from September. (Subsequently we have been told that it is most likely that it will be dubbed into French.)

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


Friday 22nd June 2012
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Fright Night has its UK television premiere tonight at 10pm on Sky Movies Premiere and Sky Movies Premiere (HD).


Thursday 21st June 2012
David Tennant's image is used as 'the book doctor' for a Writer's Workshop in York. (Please note he will NOT be attending!)

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Anglophenia have now posted a look at David Tenannt's career on TV and film (but not stage) since Doctor Who.

The BBC Media Centre today announced that the three final episodes of the David Tennant narrated Twenty Twelve will be shown starting on Monday 9th July on BBC Two at 10pm.

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.

The Hollywood News have posted a nice write-up about David Tennant's post-Doctor Who career and about Broadchurch.

Incentive Travel reports that David Tennant is filming The Politician's Husband at Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London.

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.

Anglophenia have posted a look at David Tenannt's career on TV and film (but not stage) prior to Doctor Who.


Wednesday 20th June 2012
Unfortunately the game for the David Tennant narrated Tree Fu Tom programme did not win the Best Game Award at the Broadcast Digital Awards tonight.

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According to Simon Mares of ITV David Tennant's BBC drama The Politician's Husband is being shot on Abingdon Green (just outside the Houses Of Parliament) this morning.

The Broadcast Digital Awards are announced tonight. The game for the David Tennant voiced programme Tree Fu Tom has been nominated for the Best Game Award.


Tuesday 19th June 2012
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The BBC have finally issued a press release about David Tennant starring in The Politician's Husband. (David started work on the project over a week ago!)

The Daily Mail ponders whether The Politician's Husband is based on Ed Balls and Yvette Cooper.

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

There is a photo of David Tennant in tonight's Evening Standard article about Christopher Eccleston and Doctor Who but please note nothing has been announced about a special 2013 episode being put together to mark the 50th anniversary of the show.

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.

The Sun has more photos of David Tennant filming The Politician's Husband. Whereas the Daily Mail focused on his blonde hair, The Sun's focus is on him wearing pyjamas for the scene.


Monday 18th June 2012
DigitalSpy reports that the press release for The Politician's Husband says that Roger Allam, Jack Shepherd and Oscar Kennedy star alongside David Tennant, Emily Watson and Ed Stoppard.

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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.

The Daily Mail has photos of David Tennant filming The Politician's Husband.

Broadchurch will be 5 one hour episodes (previously thought to be an 8 part series) according to one industry website. It will film from August until mid November.

It was 7 years ago today that David Tennant first appeared as The Doctor on television screens in The Parting Of The Ways! (Since we tweeted that, it was retweeted 126 times!).

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.


Sunday 17th June 2012
Reviews of David Tennant's episode of True Love from The Telegraph and The Guardian.

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The David Tennant narrated Twenty Twelve has its premiere on the Comedy Channel in Canada at 9pm tonight.

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."

Item on True Love from South East News on Friday evening.

Scotsman.com reports that David Tennant has expressed an interest in appearing in a movie of the Sunshine on Leith musical which is based on the songs of The Proclaimers.

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


Saturday 16th June 2012
Fright Night has its UK television premiere on Friday 22nd June.

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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."

True Love is The Independent's TV Pick Of The Week.

The Shakespeare Sonnets iPad app (with some read by David Tennant) will also be released on DVD. It can be pre-ordered from this link.

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

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

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


Friday 15th June 2012
Greg Doran discusses David Tennant's version of Hamlet in an interview about stage versus recorded performances in the Financial Times.

The Watford Observer have posted the first photos of David Tennant filming The Politician's Husband in Watford today.

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

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TenAlpsplc has announced that Prefaces to Shakespeare has been renamed Shakespeare Unlocked. The series begins on Tuesday 19th June on BBC Four and David Tennant's episode about Hamlet is likely to broadcast on Tuesday 10th July.

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

IanFleming.com has announced that David Tennant will read On Her Majesty's Secret Service in a new audio collection of Ian Fleming's classic Bond novels due to be released on Thursday 6th September. Pre-orders will be available from 1st August.

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

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

The unabridged version of the Silver: Return To Treasure Island audiobook (read by David Tennant) is released today.


Thursday 14th June 2012
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Following David's visit last night to see the play Posh Eva Eldred from the theatre tweeted "David Tennant came to see Posh tonight. He is one classy guy...most down to earth, fuss-free 'VIP' visit ever..."

Tickets for the new permanent Doctor Who Exhibition in Cardiff go on sale at 10am today. This includes exhibits of costumes and props from David Tennant's era. The exhibition opens on Friday 20th July.

Tonight there is the first free screening of True Love at the Bush Theatre in London at 7.15pm.


Wednesday 13th June 2012
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Televisual have a behind the scecnes interview with writer / director Dominic Savage about filming True Love.

Some new photos of David Tennant from an old photoshoot have made their way onto the internet. Click here for the whole set and here for a larger one.


Tuesday 12th June 2012
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What's On TV have some interview questions with David Tennant about True Love.

Today the Radio Times confirmed the name of David Tennant's ITV detective series as Broadchurch and he has started filming The Politician's Husband in London.

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.

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

The Mirror takes a negative slant on David Tennant's interview in the Radio Times.

Overnight the Press Association posted an article about David Tennant which is based on his Radio Times interview. 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."
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True Love will be reviewed on Front Row on BBC Radio Four tonight at 7.15pm.

The Radio Times is published today with a David Tennant interview and he is on the front cover. Also published today with David on the front cover are most of the TV listing magazines.


Monday 11th June 2012
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.

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

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

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The Shakespeare Sonnets app for iPads was due for release today but we have been told that it has been delayed until Thursday 28th June.

The David Tennant narrated Twenty Twelve has its Australian premiere tonght on UKTV at 9.05pm.


Sunday 10th June 2012
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Following our post yesterday morning about David Tennant appearing in The Politician's Husband for the BBC, yesterday David Tennant attended both the read-through and a photo shoot for the drama. The other known cast members are Emily Watson who will play his wife and Lucy Hutchinson (who appeared in Prometheus) who will play his daughter. Ed Stoppard is also in the drama which will air as three one hour shows in 2013.


Saturday 9th June 2012
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There is a RUMOUR that David Tennant will play The Politician's Husband for the BBC. Filming starts this month and it will be broadcast on BBC Two during 2013.

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.

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.


Friday 8th June 2012
The BBC have added a 2 minute clip from David Tennant's episode of True Love. (Or click here for the non-UK version).

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

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


Thursday 7th June 2012
Bonhams are holding another auction of some of the costumes from David Tennant's era of Doctor Who.

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."

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An article about Tom Baker in Doctor Who in The Sun says some very complimentary things about David Tennantís career post Doctor Who.

The David Tennant read Rhyming Rabbit audiobook was expected to be released today but Amazon is still listing it as on preorder.


Wednesday 6th June 2012
David Tennant in True Love BlogtorWho has posted a new photo of David Tennant from True Love.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

KDVR.com has a review of the Resurrection of the Daleks Special Edition DVD. It includes an hour long David Tennant hosted documentary which the review says is "worth the price of this set alone."

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

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.

The Sydney Morning Herald features the David Tennant narrated Twenty Twelve as their Pay TV Show Of The Week.

The Independent reports that Peter Davison made some amusing comments about David Tennant this weekend at a fan convention.

Today is the day which a Polish news website originally said filming on David Tennant's Spies Of Warsaw would end.


Tuesday 5th June 2012
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.

The Guardian has an interview with Dominic Savage about the making of True Love.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

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

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

The first trailer for True Love.


Monday 4th June 2012
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."

David Tennant's co-star Janet Montgomery tweeted at 5.15pm today UK time that she has just wrapped on The Spies Of Warsaw. (It is not clear whether all filming has finished or whether just she has completed her scenes.)

True Love DVD 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.

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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.

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

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!


Sunday 3rd June 2012
How the end of filming on The Spies Of Warsaw will affect David Tennant being able to promote True Love.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The Hot Scots Exhibition (with a photo of David Tennant) at the National Galleries of Scotland in Edinburgh closes. It has been open since 1st December.


Saturday 2nd June 2012
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From searches on various industry websites on the internet we have managed to establish that Broadchurch starts filming in August and most, if not all, of the filming will be in Bristol.

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.

Scotsman.com reports that a 10 year old actor appearing in the movie The Railway Man cites David Tennant as the reason he got into acting.

It was 4 years ago today that David Tennant started rehearsals for Hamlet in Stratford-Upon-Avon.

It seems that David Tennant's new detective series for ITV will be called Broadchurch.

The Sun newspaper has today reported that David Tennant will star in a gritty detective series for ITV which will air in January 2013.


Friday 1st June 2012
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Photo and a story of a fan who met David Tennant filming in Poland yesterday.

Yesterday the Derry 2013 City Of Culture programme preview was announcd. However David Tennant was not announced by name in it. (Last month there was a rumour that he may be appearing in a play at the festival.)

Readers of The Daily Star voted David Tennant as a personality which they would like to be the representative for the Earth if we ever made contact with aliens!

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.

Doctor Who Magazine 448 (which was published yesterday) has an article about David Tennant's episode The Idiot's Lantern.

Baz Bamigboye in the Daily Mail has posted a short piece about Fast and Furious Six having to recreate areas of London so they can film scenes set there. (David Tennant is only rumoured to have had discussions about a role in this movie.)

It was a year ago today David Tennant & Catherine Tate played the Press Night of Much Ado About Nothing.


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