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Friday 31st August 2012
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The organisers of the Lords Of Time Convention (taking place on Sunday 9th September) have added a link to order David Tennant's autograph for those people who can not attend. An autograph costs £25. (This link explains how to receive an autograph from David Tennant for free.)

There still appears to be tickets available for David Tennant's recording of the pilot of Comedy World Cup on Sunday.

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Thursday 30th August.

Tonight Ian La Frenais will be making an appearance at the Whitby Bay Film Festival to talk about his writing including The Spies Of Warsaw and he may show clips of the drama.


Thursday 30th August 2012
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Two David Tennant / The Pirates! movies to start being shown on UK television the week after next.

Unfortunately, due to fans attending David's appearances over the next few weeks, the David Tennant Quiz #124 about the Doctor Who episode New Earth which was to have been held on Sunday (2nd) has been postponed until Sunday 30th September. It will be hosted by the account @DTQuiz.

The prices for additional items from David Tennant at the Lords Of Time Fan Convention are that autographs will be £20 each and photos with David will cost £25. Everybody at the convention will receive one free autograph from each of the guests including David.

Comic Relief are using the hilarious David Tennant / Catherine Tate sketch in their August newsletter.

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Wednesday 29th August.


Wednesday 29th August 2012
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With the news of the filming dates for Comedy World Cup confirmed, it means that David Tennant must be attending the Lords Of Time convention on Sunday 9th September as he is recording two episodes of Comedy World Cup on Saturday 8th.

A new photo of David Tennant from The Spies Of Warsaw which appeared in a Polish television listings magazine.

TheaterMania have a new interview with David Tennant where he talks about The Spies Of Warsaw and Shakespeare. However, please note that the introduction to the interview states that David will be involved in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary next year which has not been confirmed.

The filming dates for Comedy World Cup, plus the link to apply for tickets.

Article in the Weston Mercury (with a photo) about David Tennant filming Broadchurch in the Clevedon area.

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Tuesday 28th August.

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

Article in The Independent by Laurence Clark about Doctor Who and having his life narrated by David Tennant.


Tuesday 28th August 2012
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WhatCulture have posted their list of ten great David Tennant / Tenth Doctor stories.

The The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists is now released on DVD and Blu-ray in the US (under the title The Pirates! Band Of Misfits).

ClevedonNews have added a video which includes filming some filming on Broadchurch. (Unfortunately it was on a day when David Tennant was not on set.) The part starts at 18 minutes.

Metro has an interview with Joanna Page where she speaks about working on Nativity 2.

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Monday 27th August.

The BBC America trailer for Dramaville which includes clips of The Spies Of Warsaw.


Monday 27th August 2012
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Despite it being a Bank Holiday Monday. filming continued today on Broadchurch. Somebody tweeted a photo of filming outside a church in Clevedon. However David Tennant was not working today.

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Sunday 26th August.


Sunday 26th August 2012
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Photo of a building in Clevedon redressed as the Broadchurch Echo newspaper office.

David Tennant has recorded some messages for walks in Milton Keynes for their Woodland Whispers project. It runs from Monday 17th to Saturday 22nd September. This link has full details.

The known scene / filming locations have been added to the filming section of Broadchurch. (There are not many at the moment but filming continues until November.)

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Saturday 25th August.


Saturday 25th August 2012
BBC America are showing another of their new compilation programmes tonight. This one is titled The Destinations Of Doctor Who and is broadcast at 9pm and midnight (ET).

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The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Friday 24th August.

There was no filming on Broadchurch today so David was spotted flying out of the country for a break.


Friday 24th August 2012
BBC America have posted a new video of David Tennant talking about Doctor Who:


David Tennant filming Broadchurch David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The link to apply for tickets for the filming of the pilot episode of Comedy World Cup on Sunday 2nd September at the RADA Studios in London.

The Channel 4 press release about Comedy World Cup which includes the quote by David Tennant "As a big comedy geek I'm looking forward to proving that I know more about it than the professionals!"

UnrealityTV have more details about the format of Comedy World Cup and say that it is 8 episodes and not 7.

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Thursday 23rd.

An item in The Sun says that David Tennant's panel show Comedy World Cup will air in September. It also has a close-up photo of David filming Broadchurch.


Thursday 23rd August 2012
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The news about David Tennant hosting Comedy World Cup has now been reported by both the Radio Times and DigitalSpy.

Announced today at the Edinburgh International Television Festival by Channel Four controller Jay Hunt and then reported immediately on both Broadcast Now and The Guardian, was the news that David Tennant will host a new seven part panel show called Comedy World Cup for the channel. The synopsis of the programme is that teams of comedians will use their stand-up routines to avoid being ejected from the competition. It will be broadcast on Saturday evenings but no broadcast date has been announced.

Some screencaps from the BBC America trailer of The Spies Of Warsaw have been added to Tumblr (including two of a bare-chested David Tennant!)

Today David Tennant is believed to be filming Broadchurch in a school in Clevedon.

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Wednesday 22nd August.


Wednesday 22nd August 2012
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The first photos of David Tennant on the set of Broadchurch have been posted onto Twitter.

The Observer last weekend had photos of their 10 best Doctor Who villains which mentioned David Tennant a few times.

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Tuesday 21st August.

ThisIsBristol has a brief mention of David Tennant filming Broadchurch in Clevedon in an article about Doctor Who filming in Bristol at the moment. It says that the film crews were set up near Lavington Close and Marshalls Field.

Today and tomorrow at 2.15pm BBC Radio Four are repeating the two parts of the Stevenson In Love radio drama which David Tennant recorded in September 2011.


Tuesday 21st August 2012
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Tickets are now on sale to the general public for the Q & A with writer Paula Milne at the BFI in London on 24th September which will include clips of The Politician's Husband.

Peter Lord, producer of The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists movie will be making an appearance at Waterstones in Piccadilly, London to talk about the movie and its DVD release on Monday 10th September. Tickets are £5 and can be purchased on 020 7851 2400.

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Monday 20th August.


Monday 20th August 2012
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According to a poll by CultBoxTV David Tennant is The Doctor which most fans would like to see back for any 50th Anniversary Doctor Who special. David Tennant won with 47.5% of the poll and Tom Baker was second with 17.2%. Voting ended on Friday.

The Telegraph has an interview with Olivia Colman which briefly mentions Twenty Twelve and mentions that she is filming Broadchurch. (It states that she has requested that she can go home each weekend.)

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Sunday 19th August.

Today David Tennant is reported to be filming Broadchurch in Clevedon as the base was set up in the Salthouse Fields car park last night. The Weston Mail previously described it as "consisting of trailers for costume and make-up, a mobile kitchen, toilets and a mobile dining facility."

A great blog by someone on work placement in the props department of Broadchurch.

Several fans have reported that last night BBC America showed a trailer for The Spies Of Warsaw as part of a compilation trailer for several drams. Please remember the US television stations show trailers much sooner than British ones.


Sunday 19th August 2012
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There are chances to see clips of two new David Tennant projects before they are released. On Monday 24th September at the British Film Institute on the South Bank in London, there is a screening of all three parts of A Politician's Wife. There will be a Q and A with the writer Paula Milne which will be "illustrated by clips from her past work and her eagerly awaited follow-up, The Politicianís Husband."
On Wednesday 10th October at 2pm writer of Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger Debbie Isitt will make an appearance at the Christian Resource Exhibition (CRE) at Event City, Manchester and will show clips of the movie.

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Saturday 18th August.


Saturday 18th August 2012
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A re-cap on the first week of filming on David Tennant's ITV drama Broadchurch.

Doctor Who Magazine reports a decline in sales since David Tennant left the programme in Jan 2010. In that half year they recorded sales of 35,374 but in the months January to June 2012 the circulation figures was down to 27,089.

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Friday 17th August.


Friday 17th August 2012
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The BBC Media Centre has posted that the remaining un-broadcast episodes of Tree Fu Tom will start being broadcast on CBeebies from 5.25pm each day starting on Monday 3rd September. We noticed that the link only lists from episode 18 but the producer of the series kindly informed us via Direct Message that episode 14 onwards will be shown. David Tennant voices the character Twiggs.

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Thursday 16th August.


Thursday 16th August 2012
David Tennant A large new promo photo of David Tennant from Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger.

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The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Wednesday 15th August.

The Pirates! In An Adventure With Pirates! movie is released on DVD and blu-ray today in Germany under the title 'Die Piraten - Ein Haufen merkwŁrdiger Typen.'


Wednesday 15th August 2012
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A special short DVD called So You Want To Be A Pirate is being sold by Tesco for only £5. It features David Tennant's voice as the young Charles Darwin.

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Tuesday 14th August.

Writer Ian La Frenais will appear at the Whitley Bay Film Festival at the Whitley Bay Playhouse on Friday 31st August and among the subjects covered will be the drama The Spies Of Warsaw which he co-adapted with Dick Clement.


Tuesday 14th August 2012
DigitalSpy have a report about Steven Moffat talking today on BBC Radio Five Live about having met David Tennant recently.

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A MP3 of Steven Moffat talking about multiple Doctors stories and him having met David Tennant recently.

The David Tennant read My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece audiobook was due to be released in the US today on CD but Amazon still has it on pre-order.

The David Tennant read Doctor Who audiobook The Feast Of The Damned was due for release in the US today but has been delayed until 28th August.

DigitalSpy have an interview with Will Mellor who describes Broadchurch as "It's the biggest drama I've ever done."

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Monday 13th August.

David Tennant is shown in a clip on the CultBoxTV website from BBC America's programme called The Women Of Doctor Who which was broadcast last weekend.


Monday 13th August 2012
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The weekly round-up of David Tennant news from the Scottish Actors blog.

MP3 of David Tennant reciting the words of Spandau Ballet's Gold from Absolute Radio which was broadcast (twice) this morning.

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Sunday 12th August.

Christian O'Connell will play a recording of David Tennant reciting the words of Spandau Ballet's 1983 hit Gold during his breakfast show today.

David Tennant starts filming Broadchurch today.


Sunday 12th August 2012
As he wasn't at the Opening Ceremony, there are loads of tweets hoping that David Tennant would make an appearance at the Olympics Closing Ceremony tonight instead!

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The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Saturday 11th August.

Absolute Radio DJ Christian O'Connell will play a recording of David Tennant reciting the words of Spandau Ballet's 1983 hit Gold during his breakfast show tomorrow.


Saturday 11th August 2012
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BBC America in the US are broadcasting a short series of Doctor Who compilation programmes. The first one, The Science Of Doctor Who, was broadcast last week (and is repeated at 11pm tonight) and the second one is called The Women Of Doctor Who and is on at 9pm and midnight.

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Friday 10th August.

David Tennant is mentioned briefly in regards to his movie Nativity 2: Danger In The Manager in an interview with Joanna Page in The Mirror.


Friday 10th August 2012
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The Telegraph briefly mentions David Tennant in Hamlet in a review of the Royal Shakespeare Company's latest production of Much Ado About Nothing.

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Thursday 9th August and a note about the Doctor Who rumours.

The Sun has an article about David Tennant, the Doctor Who RUMOURS and some quotes by him about The Spies Of Warsaw.


Thursday 9th August 2012
SFX has a photo of the real Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Monopoly Board and the story behind it. The previous photo was a fake one although it had a larger photo of David Tennant on it!

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An article in The Independent mentions David Tennant's comments on Attack Of The Show in an article about the new drama of the early days of Doctor Who which was announced today.

The release of the DVD of Shakespeare Uncovered (the DVD is currently called Prefaces To Shakespeare) has been postponed in the UK and Europe according to Amazon from 27th August to 29th October. The release has been delayed in the US until 5th November.

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Wednesday 8th August.


Wednesday 8th August 2012
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A Polish industry website has posted more photos of filming The Spies Of Warsaw.

On Sunday 14th October there will be a panel on Twenty Twelve at the Cheltenham Literary Festival.

Now the Radio Times also has an article about the RUMOUR regarding David Tennant and the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary.

Some new photos of David Tennant from The Spies Of Warsaw (which contain minor spoilers) have been posted onto Tumblr.

DoctorWhoNews.net have reported that Winning Moves are issuing a special Doctor Who 50th anniversary limited edition version of Monopoly. The set features a photo of all the Doctors (including David Tennant) on the board.

CableFax.com have posted a brief quote by David Tennant in an item about The Spies Of Warsaw panel at TCA last week.

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Tuesday 7th August.

Today writer and executive producer of Broadchurch Chris Chibnall tweeted that he would be too busy to tweet until 2013 as work was "cranking up" on the drama.

Due to his reactions on Attack Of The Show last week, Blastr.com believe that David Tennant will be involved in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary next year. (David did not confirm or deny anything although previously his stock answer has always been that he had not been asked yet.)


Tuesday 7th August 2012
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Amazon are listing The Spies Of Warsaw DVD available to pre-order for the UK and Europe with the release date of 29th October. However the BBC Shop have it for £1 cheaper with the release date of 24th September.

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Monday 6th August.

Casting Director Kelly V Hendry has tweeted that the read-through for at least the first filming block (maybe more) of Broadchurch is today.

The Pirates In An Adventure With Scientists! movie receives its first release on DVD today....in Italy!


Monday 6th August 2012
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The weekly round-up of David Tennant news from the Scottish Actors blog.

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Sunday 5th August.

The second series of the David Tennant narrated Twenty Twelve is released on DVD in the UK and Europe. For £2 more you can buy both Series One and Series Two together.


Sunday 5th August 2012
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The UK release date of the DVD of the David Tennant narrated Twenty Twelve Series Two has been brought forward from 13th to 6th August (tomorrow). However for £2 more you can buy both Series One and Series Two together. This is the link on Amazon.

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Saturday 4th August.

A review in The Guardian of the programme Horizon: Mission to Mars compares David Tennant's voiceover of Twenty Twelve to the Horizon programme's narrator.

David Tennant Quiz #123 about the Doctor Who episode The Christmas Invasion is at 6pm today hosted by the account @DTQuiz.


Saturday 4th August 2012
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The Star newspaper from the Sheffield area has an interview with Jack Shepherd in which he speaks about Shakespeare, acting and working with David Tennant on The Politician's Husband. Jack plays David's father in the three part drama.

The CD version of David Tennant reading On Her Majesty's Secret Service is £4.01 cheaper (at £10.99) if you purchase it via the BBC Shop. It is available for pre-order and will be released on 6th September.

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Friday 3rd August.

AudioGo have written a great editorial review of David Tennant reading On Her Majesty's Secret Service. It includes the phrase "Tennantís take on Blofeld is something else. This major villainís silky voice makes him sound even more dangerous and deadly. Tennant reads this audiobook with humour and pathos, and at a breathless pace when danger occurs."

Sometime yesterday we passed 100,000 followers on Twitter!


Friday 3rd August 2012
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Attack Of The Show have added a video of the full interview with David Tennant which was broadcast on US and Canadian television last night.

TennantCast have posted a few gifs of David Tennant on Attack Of The Show while fans are waiting for the video to appear on the programme website.

AudioGo have a competition to win a David Tennant signed copy of the hardback book of On Her Majesty's Secret Service if you pre-order the CD or download from them.

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Thursday 2nd August.

A photo of David Tennant (taken off a television) on Attack Of The Show last night.

David Tennant's interview on Attack Of The Show is shown in Australia on the channel Fuel today at 4.30pm.


Thursday 2nd August 2012
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David Tennant's appearance tonight (recorded yesterday) is now listed on the Attack Of The Show website.

David Tennant at the BBC America TCA party Londonphile has posted some photos of David Tennant at the BBC Worldwide / BBC America TCA party yesterday in Los Angeles.

The first interview from David Tennant at TCA about The Spies Of Warsaw yesterday has been published by Knoxville.com. However the article (and title) focuses on Doctor Who.

AudioGo have posted a sample of David Tennant reading On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

The Somerset based newspaper Weston Mercury reports that filming starts on Broadchurch on Monday 13th August and lists some of the filming locations in Clevedon. The article also says that the eight episodes will be filmed in order which often does not happen often in television productions.

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Wednesday 1st August.

A pre-recorded interview with David Tennant will be shown on the programme Attack Of The Show tonight which is broadcast in the US, Canada and Australia, plus videos of the interview are put on the programme's website afterwards too.


Wednesday 1st August 2012
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The audiobook (on both download and CD) of Her Majesty's Secret Service is available to pre-order from today via the AudioGo website. David Tennant reads On Her Majesty's Secret Service and the audio CD also features a bonus interview with David.

Wire Images also has photos of David Tennant at TCA today.

Getty Images has loads of photos of David Tennant at TCA today.

Londonphile has posted a photo of David Tennant at TCA today.

David Tennant at the TCA Press Tour A synopsis of the tweets posted during the 15 minute panel for The Spies Of Warsaw panel for BBC America are:
Also with David Tennant at The Spies Of Warsaw panel were writers Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, plus executive producer Richard Fell.
Jounalists tweeted that David was "unshaven, wearing a Beatles t-shirt and sports coat" and "dressed in Converse, jeans, a Beatles t-shirt, and suit jacket. Plus, he's sporting a beard as well."
A quote from co-writer Ian La Frenais is "There's always sex on a train."
One jounalist tweeted "David Tennant is very proud to work for The BBC. He's worked for the for most of his career."
The Spies Of Warsaw will start airing on BBC America in November.
Several jounalists reported that there was some discussion regarding the number of accents David Tennant can do.
David Tennant spoke about the London 2012 Olympics saying that "the British press said the Olympics were going to be a disaster before it began. That's died down now because It looks like it's vaguely working!" Plus a comment by David Tennant on being British: "Self-deprecation is something we tend to celebrate."
One journalist tweeted "The Spies of Warsaw clip looked really good" and others used the descriptions "intruiging," "Looks great" and "promising."
More quotes by David Tennant who plays a French spy in The Spies of Warsaw: "None of the British spies seduce anyone. Just the French" and "I'm an innocent" when one of The Spies Of Warsaw EPs says that his character is seduced twice!
David Tennant agrees with CBS (and Eric Goldman) that Janet Montgomery is going to be a star. He said ""I think Janet Montgomery is indisputably going to be a star. I was quite intimidated by the beauty and aura that surround her."
Apparently David's shoelace was untied and one jounalist tweeted about his "shoe tying prowess!!
More detailed write-ups by the journalists present will be tweeted over the next few days.
A page about David Tennant at TCA has been set up here.

David Tennant's movie The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists has jumped to from 24th to 8th place in the UK charts this week as the number of cinemas showing it as doubled according to a report by the BBC.

A couple of jounalists tweeted at 6.45pm UK time that the BBC America panel (including The Spies Of Warsaw) was just about to start.

According to talent booker for the programme Nando Velasquez, David Tennant will be a guest on the programme Attack Of The Show on Thursday. The programme appears to air at 7pm on G4 in America and on G4 Tech in Canada. The channel Fuel also broadcasts it in Australia at 4.30pm the following day.

Broadchurch producer Richard Stokes tweeted that he is doing a recce for the production today.

The David Tennant Daily News Digest for Tuesday 31st July.

David Tennant will attend the 2012 Television Critics Association Tour in Beverley Hills today. This is to promote The Spies Of Warsaw. Several people have tweeted that they have seen him in the area in the past day or so.



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