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Tuesday 31st July 2012
The weekly round-up of David Tennant news from the Scottish Actors blog.

Christina Radish of Collider.com is interviewing David Tennant tomorrow and has asked if anyone has any questions for him.

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David Tennant is mentioned twice in Toby Hadoke's hilarious show called My Stepson Stole My Sonic Screwdriver at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival which opens tomorrow.

UnrealityTV have posted that in the Entertainment Weekly Doctor Who poll we posted on Friday, David Tennant received more votes than all the other 10 Doctors put together!

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Monday 30th July.


Monday 30th July 2012
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Screenrant reports that a montage of the 11 Doctors (including David Tennant) from Doctor Who WAS planned to be part of the Olympics opening ceremony but had to be dropped due to time restraints. It was shown during the rehearsals in the stadium. Instead fans had to settle for just the sound of the TARDIS in a compliation section of British television shows. (In the first hour that we tweeted that it had 86 retweets and now has had well over 100!)

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Sunday 29th July.

The Big Finish special offer on David Tennant audio (Before He Was The Tenth Doctor) ends today at 8am.


Sunday 29th July 2012
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David Tennant starts working on Broadchurch.

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Saturday 28th July.

Big Finish continue their special offer on David Tennant audio (Before He Was The Tenth Doctor) today. It ends on Monday morning at 8am.


Saturday 28th July 2012
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The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Friday 27th July.

Big Finish continue their special offer on David Tennant audio (Before He Was The Tenth Doctor) today. It ends on Monday morning at 8am.


Friday 27th July 2012
At 5.15pm tonight Big Finish started their special offer on David Tennant audio (Before He Was The Tenth Doctor). It ends on Monday morning at 8am.

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Although it is highly unlikely to happen, there are loads of tweets today by people hoping David Tennant will carry the Olympic Torch tonight in the Olympic Stadium as the Tenth Doctor did in Fear Her!

DoctorWhoTV looks back at David Tennant's era of Doctor Who.

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Thursday 26th July.

David Tennant has been voted Favourite Doctor in a poll by the American magazine Entertainment Weekly.


Thursday 26th July 2012
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Wednesday 25th July.

Director Sheree Folkson says some nice things about David Tennant. (The quotes are taken from another article but it is worth repeating!)

Doctor Who Magazine 450 is published with today. A poster of David Tennant, Christopher Eccleston and Matt Smith is included.


Wednesday 25th July 2012
BBC America will broadcast four new Doctor Who documentaries this summer. The press release is accompanied by photos of the episodes which include two of David Tennant.

During a video interview with Neve McIntosh by Blogtorwho they talk about David Tennant's drama Single Father at the start of the clip.

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The wrap party for The Politician's Husband is apparently tonight which tends to give more credence to the 'expected' appearance by David Tennant at the 2012 TV Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Wednesday 1st August in Beverley Hills near Los Angeles.

The overnight figure for the final episode of the David Tennant narrated Twenty Twelve was that it received 1.5m viewers (which was just 10K down from last week's episode).

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Tuesday 24th July.

The Daily Mail has an article about sideburns and claims that David Tennant's in Doctor Who were "too tidy!"

True Love is available from today to rent from LoveFilm in the UK and Europe. (The DVD was available to purchase last month.)


Tuesday 24th July 2012
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Unfortunately the trailer we tweeted yesterday for Nativity 2 on YouTube has been changed to private by Showcase Cinemas.

Big Finnish will have a new special offer this weekend which will feature all of David Tennant's work for Big Finish.

MSN Money has reported that Virgin Media has signed its one millionth customer thanks in part to David Tennant's adverts.

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

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Monday 23rd July 2012.

It was 4 years ago tonight that David Tennant performed the first preview performance of Hamlet for the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon.

Tonight at 10pm on BBC Two is the premiere broadcast of the final ever episode of the David Tennant narrated Twenty Twelve. The episode is called Loose Ends and the synopsis of the episode can be read here.


Monday 23rd July 2012
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Showcase Cinemas have posted the trailer for the movie Nativity 2 onto YouTube.com. The movie is released in the UK on 23rd November and the trailer confirms that it will be called Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger.

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Sunday 22nd July 2012.

It is NOT confirmed but David Tennant MAY appear at the 2012 TV Critics Association Summer Press Tour on Wednesday 1st August as part of the presention for The Spies Of Warsaw.

Series Two of the David Tennant narrated Twenty Twelve starts being shown tonight on UKTV at 7.30pm in Australia.


Sunday 22nd July 2012
It was announced last night at the Television Critics Press Tour (Summer 2012) that Shakespeare Uncovered would be show on US television by PBS during the next season. The exact broadcast date is not known yet.

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

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The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Saturday 21st July 2012.

The Observer newspaper has a review of David Tennant's episode of Shakespeare Uncovered. (The review bemoans the late broadcast slot of the programme.)

Today David Tennant Quiz #122 about the Doctor Who episodes The End Of Time Parts One and Two is at 6pm. It will be hosted by the account @DTQuiz. (You do not have to follow the account in order to play.)


Saturday 21st July 2012
A photo of the poster of David Tennant, Christopher Eccleston and Matt Smith which will be given away with Doctor Who Magazine 450 (published on Thursday).

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The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Friday 20th July 2012.

A review of the DVD The Story Of The Costume Drama which will be released by Acorn Media on 31st July in the US. It includes a look at behind the scenes of David Tennant's drama Casanova.


Friday 20th July 2012
The BBC have uploaded three video clips for the final ever episode of the David Tennant narrated Twenty Twelve. The episode is called Loose Ends and premieres on BBC Two at 10pm on Tuesday (24th) which is just 3 days before the actual opening ceremony of London 2012. David Tennant's voice can be heard in all three of these clips (which may only play within the UK).

Paul Whitelaw, who is writing an article for Broadcast Magazine which will be published around the time that The Politician's Husband is broadcast, today tweeted "Earlier I was in the vicinity of David Tennant. He was attired in pyjamas & dressing gown. It was like The Christmas Invasion all over again." Paul also tweeted "Excitingly, I can confirm that David Tennant is very tall. Can also verify that he owns a mobile phone. Sorry DT fans, that's all I've got." He then added the amusing anecdote "During a scene set in a child's bedroom, a Doctor Who boardgame with David Tennant's fizzog on the cover had to be hidden from view."

The Guardian has an article about the success of Touch Press apps (including the Shakespeare Sonnets app which features David Tennant).

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Thursday 19th July 2012.

The overnight figures for David Tennant's episode of Shakespeare Uncovered about Hamlet were that it only received a disappointing 238K viewers which was 3.3% of the viewing public at that time. However lots of fans have said that they used iPlayer to watch it (as it was broadcast at 11.20pm) so the final figures will be higher.

The new permanent Doctor Who Exhibition in Cardiff opens today. It includes exhibits of costumes and props from David Tennant's era.


Thursday 19th July 2012
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

David Tennant's episode of Shakespeare Uncovered about Hamlet has been reviewed by The Stage and The Hamlet Weblog.

Katie Olivia has posted a photo of David Tennant from filming The Politician's Husband today.

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Wednesday 18th July 2012.

The details of a pilot of a television show hosted by Miranda Hart mentions David Tennant as one of its topics as the episode is all about men called David. The pilot films on Wednesday 25th July.


Wednesday 18th July 2012
David Tennant Treat 4 Today - it's the second anniversary of posting a Treat each day!

The David Tennant narrated Twenty Twelve last night received 1.51 million viewers which was 7.4% of the viewing audience at that time. Last week 1.1million saw the episode which was 5.3%. So far there has been no word on how many watched Shakespeare Uncovered.

David Tennant David Tennant's episode of Shakespeare Uncovered has been uploaded to YouTube.com in four parts. The DVD of the whole series is released in the UK and Europe on 27th August.

A link to the subtitles for David Tennant's episode of Shakespeare Uncovered about Hamlet.

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Tuesday 17th July 2012.

Links for both UK and non-UK people to download David Tennant's episode of Shakespeare Uncovered about Hamlet. It is repeated tonight on BBC HD at 11.50pm and the DVD (called prefaces To Shakespeare) is released on 27th August in the UK. The US broadcast date for the programme has not been announced yet.


Tuesday 17th July 2012
Today in London there was a preview screening of David Tennant's movie Nativity 2. Currently there appears to be some doubt regarding the name of the movie as some industry websites are calling it Nativity Two: The Second Coming (which was the working title while it was being filmed) but other industry websites are calling it Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The BBC have uploaded a video of a deleted scene from Twenty Twelve.

It is not strictly legal but this is a worldwide link to watch David Tennant in Shakespeare Uncovered and narrating Twenty Twelve tonight.

From several tweets posted David Tennant is filming scenes for The Politician's Husband in Hartswood Road, West London again today.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Monday 16th July 2012.

Tonight David Tennant's episode of Shakespeare Uncovered about Hamlet premieres on BBC Two at 11.20pm

Tonight Twenty Twelve Series 2 Episode 6 (Inclusivity Day) has its premiere broadcast on BBC Two at 10pm.


Monday 16th July 2012
The Guardian lists David Tennant's episode of Shakespeare Uncovered as one of its television highlights for tomorrow.

Today David Tennant was believed to be filming The Politician's Husband in Hartswood Road, Stamford Brook, London, W12. There was also a report that he was fiming a scene where he was wearing pyjamas today.

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The Metro newspaper has an article about Matt Smith saying he would like Chris Eccleston and David Tennant to appear in a Doctor Who special to mark the 50th anniversary. The article includes a photo of David.

Some new locations and scene details have been added for the filming of The Politician's Husband.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Sunday 15th July 2012.

Adverts for The Spies Of Warsaw are already being screened on BBC America in the US. Typically US TV stations screen future programme advertisements earlier than UK television. The Spies Of Warsaw is currently still expected to be shown in UK and Poland first. The adverts show a brief shot of David Tennant wearing a cap and the name of the programme.


Sunday 15th July 2012
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The Radio Times has reported that Matt Smith said at ComicCon today "It would be amazing to bring back David Tennant and Chris Eccleston" before being temporarily drowned out by the cheering!

TheInspirationRoom has a great article showing all of David Tennant's adverts for the Virgin Media Collection.

There is now a video of the preview clip from David Tennant's episode of Shakespeare Uncovered for non-UK people on YouTube.com.

There are two items (with photos) about David Tennant in this week's Radio Times. One looks at his current and future projects (The Spies Of Warsaw, The Politician's Husband and Broadchurch) and the other is an item about Shakespeare Uncovered.

Unfortunately it seems that David Tennant's Fear Her episode of Doctor Who will be proved wrong on 2 counts.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Saturday 14th July.

We have set up a David Tennant Daily News Digest which will be posted and emailed at 9am each day. In order to receive an email each day you need to join Blogger and add the Blog to your reading list via the Dashboard.

Today is the David Tennant Quiz #121 about the Doctor Who episode The Waters Of Mars at 6pm. However for this quiz all the questions will be tweeted by the account @DTQuiz so all replies must be tweeted to @DTQuiz too. (You do not have to follow the account in order to play.)


Saturday 14th July 2012
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

From the number of tweets just posted (at 8.40pm), it seems that the Stephen Fry Virgin advert has just aired and lots of people wish it was still David Tennant's version!

The David Tennant episode of Shakespeare Uncovered about Hamlet (to be broadcast on BBC Two on Tuesday at 11.20pm) is The Times Pick of The Day.

The BBC have added a video of David Tennant from Shakespeare Uncovered.

There is a poster of David Tennant in this week's Doctor Who Adventures magazine.

A new book called Who Is The Doctor is published in the UK today. The book includes David Tennant's era as The Doctor.


Friday 13th July 2012
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After the news was announced today that Stephen Fry will be fronting some adverts for the Virgin Media Collection, the Virgin Media Twitter account tweeted that David Tennant's adverts will still be screened. They also have added David's 'buffering' advert to YouTube (see below):


The BBC have added two new videos from Twenty Twelve which both includes David Tennant's narration.


Thursday 12th July 2012
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Author Cressida Cowell has tweeted that the reason the David Tennant read How To Steal A Dragon's Sword audiobook has been delayed is because he has not recorded it yet. (It was originally schedueled for release on 5th July.)


Wednesday 11th July 2012
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Twenty Twelve last night received 1.1 million viewers which was 5.3% of the viewers at that time.

Although officially The Decoy Bride is now released on both DVD and Blu-ray in Australia, there will be delay of 7 to 10 days before it is mailed within that country.

The Radio Times has a short review of David Tennant's episode of Shakespeare Uncovered about Hamlet.


Tuesday 10th July 2012
The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a new interview with one of David Tennant's former teachers.

A David Tennant / Doctor Who banknote is now on display in the British Museum.

A long distance photo of David Tennant filming The Politicianís Husband today by the person in the house next door.

The BBC have added details of David Tennant's episode of Shakespeare Uncovered about Hamlet. It airs on Tuesday 17th July on BBC Two at 11.20pm.

Tonight at 10pm on BBC Two is the premiere broadcast of Twenty Twelve Series 2 Episode 5 which is called Catastrophisation.


Monday 9th July 2012
A MP3 of Christian O'Connell talking about a party at David Tennant's house yesterday and about Wimbledon which was broadcast on Absolute Radio this morning.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Hamsterfur has kindly uploaded the "3 David Tennants" or "buffering" Virgin video which is currently being shown on commercial television within the UK.

The viewing figures for St Trinian's 2 movie last night on Channel Four.

The Children In Need account on YouTube has added a video of David Tennant talking about Nathan who has benefitted from visiting the Autistic Society for the Greater Manchester Area.

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


Sunday 8th July 2012
Starfury tonight announced that all the Gold Tickets for the Midnight Fan Convention (which David Tennant will appear at on 16th December) have sold out. Over half of the Regular tickets have been sold too.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Details of the auction of some costumes from David Tennant's era of Doctor Who which took place earlier this week. It included two Roboform costumes from The Runaway Bride which sold for £1,000, a maid's costume from Tooth And Claw for £225 and a Slab guard costume from Smith and Jones which fetched £237.

A warning about booking hotels for the upcoming fan conventions which David Tennant is headlining.

The BBC have posted a new David Tennant voiced Twenty Twelve video online.

The latest How to Train Your Dragon series audiobook called How to Steal a Dragon's Sword should have been released on 5th July but Amazon have emailed to say that they have not received stocks from the supplier yet and do not have a delivery date. The synopsis of the David Tennant read How to Steal a Dragon's Sword audiobook is here.

Tonight is the UK premiere terrestrial television broadcast of St Trinian's 2 The Legend of Fritton's Gold at 7pm on Channel Four.


Saturday 7th July 2012
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The release of the DVD of the second series of Twenty Twelve has been delayed from 6th to Monday 13th August.

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.

Scotsman.com has an article about David Tennant's pre-recorded interview on BBC Radio Scotland today. The article focuses on David's comments about playing Hamlet.

An interview by Janice Forsyth with David Tennant will be broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland today. Janice's show is from 10am until noon and David's pre-recorded interview will on the air during the early part of her programme. This is the link to listen worldwide and, as usual, afterwards we will add a MP3 of David Tennant's interview.


Friday 6th July 2012
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The Sun has a new photo of David Tennant filming the Politician's Husband yesterday.

Two new (old) photos of David Tennant have been posted onto Tumblr. These were both taken by Kenneth Dundas who also took our logo photo of David.


Thursday 5th July 2012
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The Evening Standard has an article about theatre box office takings in London during 2011 which mentions David Tennant. It is taken from the Press Association item.

A Press Association article lists David Tennant's name as a contribution to increased theatre takings in 2011 in London.

Hotel rooms for the Midnight convention with David Tennant on 16th December can now be booked from this link.

The synopsis of the final episode of the David Tennant narrated Twenty Twelve (called Loose Ends) which premieres on BBC Two on Tuesday 24th July at 10pm.

Metro has a review of the True Love DVD.

The synopsis of episode 6 (Inclusivity Day) of Twenty Twelve. It premieres on Tuesday 17th July at 10pm on BBC Two.

After changing the day, television station and episode order (!), David Tennant's episode of Shakespeare Uncovered about Hamlet will be premiered on UK television on Tuesday 17th July 2012 at 11.20pm on BBC Two with repeats expected later that week.


Wednesday 4th July 2012
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Tuesday 3rd July 2012
A Cinemablend article about David Tennant in Broadchurch gives October as the month The Spies Of Warsaw is expected to be broadcast in Britain and they say that they expect it to be on American television by the end of 2012.

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Special rates on hotel bookings are now available for the Lords of Time convention in September. See here for more details.

UnrealityTV have written a nice write-up about David Tennant (and Billie Piper) attending the conventions this year.

Starting at 1pm today is the Bonhams auction of some of the costumes from David Tennant's era of Doctor Who.


Monday 2nd July 2012
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

David Tennant will be a guest on the Janice Forsyth Show on BBC Radio Scotland this Saturday (7th) sometime between 10am and 12pm. This is because it is Janice's penultimate show on the station and David was a guest back in 2005 before he was on Doctor Who.

Even the BBC website has the news about David Tennant starring in Broadchurch (for ITV!)

The Evening Standard has an article about David Tennant in Broadchurch.

Plot and more cast details about Broadchurch.

Both Radio Times and CultBox also have now posted confirmation about David Tennant in Broadchurch.

UnrealityTV have the official confirmation from ITV that David Tennant will be starring in Broadchurch. The confirmation also lists other actors involved and the synopsis of the drama.

ShowMasters have a new section on their forum about how the Lords Of Time event will work and also a chance to win a competition related to it.

The "buffering" David Tennant advert for the Virgin Media Collection which was originally intended for only the internet, has started being shown on UK television and is proving to be very popular judging by the number of tweets each time it is shown!

A new section has been added to The Politician's Husband section of DavidTennantOnTwitter.com with the known filming dates and locations for the drama.
If you know of any other dates or locations for this or any forthcoming filming project of David's please send us an email with the address on our contact page.

Starting today Radio Four Extra is repeating Series Three of Double Income, No Kids Yet with an episode each Monday at 7am which is repeated at 5.30pm.


Sunday 1st July 2012
David Tennant will attend the Lords Of Time Fan Convention at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Birmingham during the weekend of 7th to 9th September 2012.
The exact date David will be there has not been announced yet and the ShowMasters website promptly crashed as soon as David was announced!
The convention is at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Birmingham where the convention in December will also be held.
Tickets are available from this link. Tickets are £195 for Gold, £135 for Silver and £88 for Standard.
The convention is being held by ShowMasters.
More details will be posted as soon as we know them.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The California Literary Review has posted some detailed review of various episodes of the David Tennant narrated Twenty Twelve. (Be warned that they contain spoilers.)

Some new info about David Tennant at the Midnight Convention on 16th December:
A page has been set up now on the Starfury website specifically for this convention (but please note it currently says Heathrow at the top of the page although the event is in Birmingham).
The Hilton Metropole Hotel, Birmingham is actually just outside Birmingham. It is near the NEC Arena (beside the M42 which is just off the M6) so there is plenty of parking in that area.
The hotel will offer convention rates for attendees from July (although other hotels may be cheaper).
The tickets prices include an autograph from the guests. The autographs of £20 for David and £15 for Billie are if you want an extra autograph (e.g. if you take something along to be signed). These are subject to the guests having time and can not be pre-booked.
Although the Starfury website states that appearances are subject to the guests' work commitments, you can be sure that David Tennant will have ensured that he has no work commitment on that day.
The closing event (which both David Tennant and Billie Piper will attend) starts at 6.30pm.

The Independent has an interview with Sally Phillips who speaks about the financial problems The Decoy Bride suffered.

Some paparazzi photos of David Tennant on the set of The Politician's Husband on 23rd June have been posted onto Tumblr.


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