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Saturday 31st August 2013
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

The first glimpse of The Escape Artist will premiere in a compilation trailer of BBC One programmes this autumn which will be posted online at 9am tomorrow.
The BBC have posted a gif from The Escape Artist section of the trailer onto their Tumblr page.

Comedian Tom Craine posted on his website that he will appear in a BBC Three programme about the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary which is the first mention of the programme that has been announced.

Yesterday in Stratford-Upon-Avon David Tennant did an audio recording for a year-long animation project in the area. The 365 film project is developed by animating one second a day so that a film will form itself over the course of 2013. Animation is posted once a month to their Facebook page.
David's voice-over section will be posted on Monday.
A photo of David recording was posted online.

David Tennant recording 365 film project on 30th August 2013

Tomorrow BBC America in the US are repeating the first 4 episodes of Broadchurch from 3pm to 7pm.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Friday 30th August.

A Sydney Morning Herald article on viewer figures for drama in Australia has the title 'Broadchurch finale brings a Friday night miracle'.

Playbill reports that stars (including David Tennant) are 'turning out for Shakespeare this Fall.'

This time it's The Hollywood Reporter who thinks Broadchurch is worth binge-watching!

The overnight ratings for the eighth and final episode of Broadchurch in Australia saw a series high of 1,001,000 and second highest for the night.

The Doctors Revisited - The 8th Doctor premieres on BBC America at 8pm tonight. David Tennant is not interviewed in this episode.


Friday 30th August 2013
A photo of David Tennant in Stratford-Upon-Avon today with some fans has been posted to Twitter.

Some close-up photos of David Tennant from the RSC video have been posted to Tumblr.

TV Guide reports that a David Tennant animated likeness will appear in a sketch called Doctor Whose Line Is It Anyway? on Cartoon Network in the US on Monday at 8.30am ET. That page has a video clip of the episode.

According to various tweets, David Tennant and other Richard II cast members took a break from rehearsals in Clapham to visit Stratford-Upon-Avon today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

Tonight Dusthouse tweeted 'We've now shot and recorded all that is needed for our RII trailer. It's been an adventure. Final stages now... Coming Soon.'

The first Richard II Production Diary has been posted to YouTube. David is shown a couple of times in this 4 minute video and Gregory Doran says some lovely things about him.


David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

In Canada, after the broadcast of the final episode, The Star believes that Broadchurch 'pulled it off.' The article contains a minor SPOILER.

The Prince Charles Cinema (near Leicester Square, London) will have a David Tennant / Doctor Who Day on Sunday 27th October as they will screen Girl In The Fireplace, Blink, Midnight and Turn Left from 1pm.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Thursday 29th August.

Wow - we have 210,000 followers on Twitter!

In the US AV Club says Broadchurch is a series worth 'binge-watching.'

Daily Telegraph in Australia picks Broadchurch as one of its TV Picks for tonight.

Last night supportive David Tennant watched Nigel Lindsay (Bolingbroke in Ricahrd II) in The Same Deep Water As Me at the Donmar Warehouse in London.

The Escape Artist is included in a Daily Mail article on 'bumper' autumn TV releases.
The article also uses the promo photo below:

David Tennant in The Escape Artist

Episode eight of Broadchurch has its Australian premeiere on ABC1 at 8.30pm tonight.

The Broadchurch DVD is released today in Australia.

Cover of Broadchurch DVD in Australia


Thursday 29th August 2013
The trailer used by BBC Worldwide to celebrate Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary in China (NOT the 50th Anniversary Special) has been posted to YouTube.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Yahoo Finance reports that Nativity 2 - Danger in the Manger has been picked up by American Inception Media Group for release in the US.

Examiner review of episode 5 of Broadchurch says 'it couldn't be better!'

Digital Spy have a 'Who is the greatest Doctor of them all?' poll which David Tennant is currently winning with 45.65% of the votes cast.

ShotsMag reports that David Tennant has been nominated for the Best Actor Dagger in the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards.
Broadchurch has been nominated for the TV Dagger Award, Andrew Buchan for Best Supporting Actor Dagger, Pauline Quirke for Best Supporting Actress Dagger and Olivia Colman for Best Actress Dagger.
The Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2013 will be announced on Thursday 24th October at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London and will be televised on ITV3 on 29th October at 9pm.

Broadchurch will broadcast on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Finland from Thursday 19th September on MTV3 at 9pm.

BBC America have added a trailer for episode 5 of Broadchurch to their website which plays worldwide. The episode airs next Wednesday.

TheGlobeAndMail reports that more people (450,000) watched Broadchurch in Canada than the MTV Music awards!

ABC says that Simone Mcaullay will be in Broadchurch Series Two. There is still no announcement yet about David Tennant.

As well as the blurb inside, there is a small photo of David Tennant on the front of Radio Times this week.
A close-up of the photo.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Wednesday 28th August.

Babble headline says 'You Should Be Watching Broadchurch.'

Amazon lists the release date of the DVD of The Escape Artist as 28th October.
There is a pre-order link on Amazon but no DVD cover yet. However there is a new photo of David Tennant on that page (see below).

David Tennant in The Escape Artist


Wednesday 28th August 2013
Adverts for Doctor Who Figurines (showing the Tenth Doctor) are being shown on UK commercial television currently.

A third set of some new (to us!) photos of David Tennant in The Pillowman in 2003 have been added to Tumblr.

Entertainment Weekly have added a 'sneak peak' video from tonight's episode of Broadchurch on BBC America. The video plays worldwide and contains possible spoilers.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

There's no exact date yet but Toutelatele reports that Broadchurch will be shown on France 2 on Monday nights after Season 5 of Castle has finished.
However, as Castle only starts on Monday and there are 24 episodes of series five, it seems that Broadchurch may not start until 17th February!

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

MStars has more RUMORS about a returning character in the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special. However filming has wrapped already!

Forbidden Planet has announced that the Doctor Who 2014 50th Anniversary Calendar will be available on 6th October. (A photo of David Tennant is on the October page.)

Marketing Magazine reports that the BT complaint about Virgin Media's TV advert starring David Tennant has been thrown out by the ASA.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Tuesday 27th August.

The New York Times previews Broadchurch in its Television 'What's on Wednesday' guide.

The Politician's Husband will premiere on TV in Finland (on Yle TV1) at 9pm on Tuesday 3rd September.

Metro says Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special is one of Autumn TV Highlights.

Broadchurch is Mansfield New Journal's Tonight's Must See TV.

The timeshifted ratings for episode 6 of Broadchurch in Australia added 208,000 (nearly an extra quarter of the overnights) to the total of 1,098,000 and third for the day.

Broadchurch is a Los Angeles Times TV highlight for tonight.

Episode four of Broadchurch has its US premeiere on BBC America tonight at 10pm EST.


Tuesday 27th August 2013
Emma Hamilton tweeted about the first day of Richard II rehearsals 'First day of rehearsal for Richard II done and dusted. Promising to be an epic journey!'
Sam Marks described the first days as 'Great' and tweeted a photo of the read-through:

First day of rehearsal for Richard II

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

Youssef Kerkour tweeted today 'Day one of Richard II done. Fantastic start and a fantastic company. It's going to look incredible too!'
Miranda Nolan ?tweeted 'And so the journey begins. 1st day of rehearsals for RSC's Richard II ...Wow!'

BBC America have posted a video of Olivia Colman saying some lovely things about working with David Tennant in Broadchurch.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Some new (to us!) photos of David Tennant in The Pillowman (2003) have been posted to Tumblr here and here.

A very impressive set of 'Broadchurch Graphics' (with DI Alec Hardy) has been posted to Tumblr.

There's a small item about The Escape Artist in the issue of Radio Times which was published today.

TVCanada has a SPOILER review of Broadchurch which concludes with 'I�m SO glad I got into Broadchurch, from the compelling storyline to the amazing acting of both David Tennant and Olivia Colman.'

The Legend Of Fritton's Gold (St Trinian's 2) movie is released on VOD in the US today. (It will be released on video soon.)

TVTonight has an article about how Broadchurch picked up nearly another quarter of its audience in timeshifted viewing in Australia. It also says 'Broadchurch has gained between 22.1% and 26.9% every week for the last month, indicating a big audience who aren�t watching it on Friday nights but are still drawn to the show.'

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Monday 26th August.

Rehearsals start today for Richard II. The play opens six weeks on Thursday.


Monday 26th August 2013
The David Tennant Daily Photo.

In Germany Doctor Who Die Kompletten Specials box-set is released on 23rd November. Pre-order link.

Edmonton Journal says of Broadchurch 'this is dramatic, finely tuned storytelling.'

New York Post describes Broadchurch as 'one of the best TV murder mystery series in recent memory.'

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

John Wyver of Illuminations has posted his latest update about Richard II.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Sunday 25th August.

Episode eight of Broadchurch has its Canadian premeiere tonight on Showcase at 10pm ET.

Doctor Who 2013 Prom (with David Tennant clips) will premiere on BBC One at 4pm today.


Sunday 25th August 2013
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Recently in China at a convention a programme called Doctor Who Explained was shown. It was mainly clips from The Doctors Revisited but a small clip was shown of behind the scenes of the 50th Anniversary Special. That section is in the part two at about 31 minutes.

Yesterday The Guardian listed David Tennant in Richard II as one of its Arts Highlights for the Autumn.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

Following its premiere broadcast in Australia and New Zealand today, The Doctor Revisited - The 8th Doctor has contributions from Sylvester McCoy and others but David Tennant is not interviewed in this episode.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Saturday 24th August.

Photo of David Tennant who posed with a fan at LAX last night.

Episode seven of Broadchurch has its Canadian premeiere on Showcase at 10pm ET tonight.

In Sweden TV4 will repeat the first four episodes of Broadchurch tonight from 23.55pm.

The Doctors Revisited Specials episodes 5 to 8 are shown on UKTV in Australia and New Zealand today. David Tennant is interviewed in the Fifth Doctor episode and it is the world premiere of the eighth episode.


Saturday 24th August 2013
Former producer Phil Collinson spoke about how he's looking forward to seeing David Tennant and Matt Smith in the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special according to a recap by CultBox about the Ninth Doctor screening at the BFI today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The first photo has been posted online from the Doctor Who 50th Special trailer which was shown on Thursday at the Edinburgh International Television Festival.
The photo shows the 3 Doctors:

David Tennant, Matt Smith and John Hurt in  Doctor Who 50th Special

At the BFI today before the screening of the Christopher Eccleston episodes, it was confirmed that David Tennant will attend the Doctor Who screening on Sunday 29th September at 2pm for his episodes The Stolen Earth and Journey's End.

There is a new photo of David Tennant in Weekend magazine from The Escape Artist:

David Tennant in The Escape Artist

Broadchurch is Montreal Gazette's Top TV Pick which it describes as 'Broadchurch has been, quite simply, exquisite.' The review ends with 'In a year that has already given us Breaking Bad, Mad Men, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Homeland and The Killings finest season, Broadchurch stands apart.'

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Friday 23rd August.

The overnight ratings for Episode 7 of Broadchurch in Australia was that it received 899,000 viewers which made it the sixth highest programme for the day. The top five shows (before timeshifting) were all news related.

The Province (from Canada) calls Broadchurch 'a standout TV drama.'


Friday 23rd August 2013
Doctor Who TV has its 50th Anniversary Retrospective about the Tenth Doctor.

The Guardian reports that Broadchurch has won the New Programme Award at the Edinburgh International Television Festival today. Also writer Chris Chibnall was named Industry Standout Talent Of The Year and ITV won the Channel Of The Year Award.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The Examiner review of episode four of Broadchurch starts with 'If you're not watching Broadchurch yet, you should be.'

The Sydney Morning Herald describes Broadchurch as 'the best (English-speaking) drama of the year.'

Series 2 of Broadchurch will 'not be a formulaic repeat of series one' said ITV director of television Peter Fincham today at the Edinburgh International Television Festival according to The Stage.

For fans in Sweden, a link to watch episode four of Broadchurch online from TV4 which is valid for 7 days. The fifth episode will air at 23.55pm on Sunday 1st September.
Meanwhile TV4 will repeat the first four episodes from 23.55pm on Sunday 25th.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Thursday 22nd August.

A new DVD called Tree Fu Tom: Tree Fu Snow will be released on 28th October in the UK. Pre-order link.

It's 3 months today until David Tennant appears in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode !!!

Doctor Who News reports that The Doctors Revisited Specials 5-8 will be shown on UKTV in Australia and New Zealand on Sunday. (David Tennant is in the Fifth Doctor episode.) It will be the world premiere of episode 8 as it is not shown on BBC America until 31st August.

Brisbane Times says that Broadchurch is the most recorded programme on Australian TV at the moment!

Episode seven of Broadchurch has its Australian premeiere tonight on ABC1 at 8.30pm.


Thursday 22nd August 2013
David Tennant in The Escape Artistfrom TV Choice magazine There is a photo of David Tennant from The Escape Artist in TV Choice magazine this week (see right).

An exclusive trailer of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special was shown today at the Edinburgh Television Festival for industry people.
According to tweets by the TV critic for Heat magazine 'The Doctors Matt Smith, David Tennant & John Hurt looked great together' and 'John Hurt's Doctor says to Matt Smith and David Tennant's Doctors: "I'm looking for the Doctor"; Tennant replies "Well, you've come to the right place."'

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

Steven Moffat mentions David Tennant and his Tenth Doctor in an interview about Doctor Who with World Screen.

BBC America have added a clip of episode 4 of Broadchurch to YouTube. The episode premieres in the US on Wednesday (28th).

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Wednesday 21st August.

Chesil Beach (which leads to West Bay where Broadchurch was filmed) is named #42 in UK's Top 50 Landmarks according to an article in The Mirror.

Forbidden Planet are listing a David Tennant / Tenth Doctor fridge magnet which will be available from 1st September. Pre-order link.

For fans in Sweden, a link to watch episode three of Broadchurch online from TV4. The fourth episode airs tonight.

Doctor Who Magazine Issue 464 is published today with a look at the David Tennant / Tenth Doctor episode Blink.


Wednesday 21st August 2013
According to Entertainment News, David Tennant is one of the celebrities who will be taking part in the BGC Annual Global Charity Day on 11th September.
This charity commemorates their 658 employees who perished in the World Trade Center attacks in 2001 by distributing 100% of their global revenues from the day.

An article on OfficialLondonTheatre.co.uk about Richard II casting mainly focuses on Nigel Lindsay who will play Bolingbroke.

US TV Guide magazine says some lovely things about David Tennant in regards to Broadchurch.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Entertainment Weekly have posted a 'sneak peek' clip of Mark's interrogation from episode three of Broadchurch, plus that page has a poll for who viewers think the killer is based on what they have seen so far.

Today Dusthouse tweeted that the first first cut of the Richard II trailer was complete.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced the full cast for Richard II.

The Australian website The Age has an interview with Simone McAullay about Broadchurch.

For fans in Sweden, a link to watch episode two of Broadchurch online from TV4. The numbers watching the broadcast of episode 2 last night was higher than the first episode as it was seen by 1,020,000 viewerse. The third episode airs tonight.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Tuesday 20th August.

Broadchurch is one of Los Angeles Times TV Highlights for tonight.

USA Today calls Broadchurch 'The best new show of the summer and, for that matter, the upcoming fall.'

Episode three of Broadchurch has its US premeiere on BBC America at 10pm EST tonight.


Tuesday 20th August 2013
David Tennant in The Escape Artist David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

A clip of The Escape Artist was shown in an Autumn trailer on BBC1 HD tonight.

What Culture has its list of The Best Tenth Doctor Episodes.

Radio Times has a small photo of David Tennant to promote their next issue.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

For fans in Sweden, a link to watch episode one of Broadchurch online from TV4. The second episode airs tonight.

There is a photo of David Tennant (from The Escape Artist) on the front cover of Total TV Guide which was published today with a small blurb inside about it being broadcast in the autumn.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Monday 19th August.

Timeshifted ratings for Episode 5 of Broadchurch in Australia added 206,000 viewers to the total of 1,080,000 which gives it second place for the day.

A new audio CD boxset will be released on 3rd October titled Fifty Years Of Doctor Who At The BBC. It can be pre-ordered in the UK here and in the US here.


Monday 19th August 2013
The David Tennant Daily Photo.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Orlando Sentinel believes 'You're going to see Broadchurch on many best-of-year lists for its brilliant writing and acting.'

A Swedish review of Broadchurch concludes with 'another British hit series in Swedish television.'

The Telegraph includes Broadchurch in an article about 'miserable dramas.'

DoctorWhoNews reports that there is a big free Doctor Who Party in London on 23rd November.

With David Tennant being the best selling Doctor on eBay, Metro asks the question "Why is David Tennant still the nation's favourite Doctor?"

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Sunday 18th August.

The weekly update from Illuminations about Richard II. It says that rehearsals start next Tuesday (27th).

Middle East North Africa Financial Network writes 'If you haven't been watching Broadchurch on BBC America, add it to your watchlist immediately.'

Episode six of Broadchurch has its Canadian premeiere on Showcase at 10pm ET tonight.

Episode one of Broadchurch will premiere in Sweden on TV4 at 9pm tonight. The first four episodes will be aired at 9pm Monday through to Thursday this week.


Sunday 18th August 2013
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Entertainment Weekly have a brief interview with David Tennant about filming the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

Amazon now lists the hardback book Doctor Who: The Vault to be released 5 days early on Thursday 24th October.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Saturday 17th August.

The Doctors Revisited - The 8th Doctor will premiere on BBC America on Saturday 31st August at 8pm. David Tennant is not listed as an interviewee. He was interviewed in the first five but not episodes six or seven.

Republican American writes about the 'excellent characterizations and intricate plotting' of Broadchurch.

Episode five of Broadchurch has its Canadian premeiere on Showcase tonight at 10pm ET.

BBC America's first four Doctor Who Revisited Specials will be shown on UKTV on Australian television from 4.30pm and in New Zealand from 4.40pm today. David Tennant is interviewed in each of these half hour programmes.


Saturday 17th August 2013
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

Doctor Who News reports that New Zealand will also screen The Doctor Revisited episodes one to four tomorrow from 4.40pm.

Radio Times has an article titled 'Top of the Lake, Southcliffe and Broadchurch have turned small towns into killing fields.'

Lancaster Evening Post reports that Lancaster's Dukes Theatre will screen Richard II a week later than the recording - on Wednesday 20th November.

The Independent even remarks on The New Yorker posting a positive review of the British drama Broadchurch (the item is near the bottom of the column).

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Friday 16th August.

The Tenth Doctor screening and panel at the BFI tickets go on sale today to the general public at 11.30am. Expect them to be sold out but returns will appear at various times before the event on 29th September.


Friday 16th August 2013
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

BBC America has announced a schedule change for Broadchurch so that there is now no break on 4th September and instead it will be broadcast over eight consecutive weeks to end on Wednesday 25th September.

David Tennant's production of Hamlet is one of Anglophenia's Shakespeare Adaptations You Can View Online.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

The Doctor Who Facebook page has posted a video of a semi-naked David Tennant from Journey's End as a consolation for those who missed out on the Tenth Doctor BFI / Doctor Who tickets!

BBC America's first four Doctor Who Revisited Specials will be shown on UKTV on Australian television on Sunday 18th August from 4.30pm. David Tennant is interviewed in each of these half hour programmes.

Midday - The question to win the chance to buy tickets to the Tenth Doctor screening and panel at The BFI on Sunday 29th September has been posted to the Doctor Who Facebook page.

Broadchurch is listed as an example of 'high-end fare on cable' by The Hollywood Reporter.

The Bristol Film Office has tweeted a photo of David Tennant and Olivia Colman from when they were filming Broadchurch.

Doctor Who Facebook page will have a competition to win tickets to the BFI Tenth Doctor screening on 29th September.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Thursday 15th August.

The Sun has run a poll about which was the most depressing show on television and 5% of the people voted for Broadchurch. EastEnders was top with 11% of those who voted.

Episode six of Broadchurch has its Australian premeiere on ABC1 at 8.30pm tonight.


Thursday 15th August 2013
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

'Broadchurch is the best murder mystery on TV' writes Dallas News.

Amazon have posted the cover of the Broadchurch Blu-ray. It is released on 4th November in the UK and the extras will include audio commentaries and deleted scenes.

The Doctor Who Prom (with David Tennant clips) will premiere on BBC One at 4pm on Monday 26th August. It is a 75 minute programme.

BBC America have added the trailer for episode 3 of Broadchurch to YouTube. It plays worldwide.

Radio Times says that the Dylan Thomas Festival in Wales will have a Doctor Who Day on 2nd November.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Wednesday 14th August.

Photos of David Tennant with fans in Disneyland yesterday have been posted here and here. Plus a photo of David at a barbecue a few days ago in the US was posted here.

The timeshifted ratings for Episode 4 of Broadchurch in Australia added 233,000 viewers to the total of 1,098,000 which gave it second place for the day.

The Book Depository has the cover of the audio CD cover for the Tenth Doctor Destiny Of The Doctor CD called Death's Deal. It is read by Catherine Tate.

It's 100 days until David Tennant appears in the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special!


Wednesday 14th August 2013
Elliot Barnes-Worrel has tweeted that he will be in Richard II although he does not say which role he will play.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

Radio Times reported that the Twelfth Doctor announcement saw an 80% increase in Matt Smith memorabilia sales on eBay but it was 'not enough to beat David Tennant.'

The Independent has a photo of David Tennant's 'neat beard' in their 'brilliant beards' section!

Filming on the trailer for Richard II finished at 1.45pm today.

Jenna Coleman has spoken to Zap2It about the great atmosphere on the set of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special.

The former First Minister Of Scotland Lord McConnell has tweeted he is enjoying The Politician's Husband and that there are 'Depressingly realistic characters' plus he thinks that David Tennant is 'outstanding.'

Examiner.com gives episode 2 of Broadchurch a five star review.

Broadchurch is Reno's Must See TV for tonight.

St Louis Post-Despatch describes Broadchurch as 'one of the most riveting dramas of the year.'

Philly.com has an interview with Olivia Colman where she discusses Broadchurch and working with David Tennant.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Tuesday 13th August.

Episode 2 of Broadchurch is mentioned briefly in both The New York Times and Boston.com.

Episode two of Broadchurch has its US premeiere on BBC America at 10pm EST tonight.

Today is the third day of filming on the Richard II trailer by Dusthouse for The RSC. It is a concept trailer and David Tennant is not involved.


Tuesday 13th August 2013
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Dusthouse have tweeted that they have now finished shooting in the Lake District and are moving to another location tomorrow.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

The Mirror has an article on what is classed as a spoiler nowadays. Be warned that it NAMES THE KILLER in Broadchurch.

The BBC America website have short videos with questions for Olivia Colman and Arthur Darvill.

Radio Times poll to vote for Greatest TV Night Ever - Drama is open. Both Doctor Who and Broadchurch have been nominated.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Monday 12th August.

There is a great article in The Scotsman about how Doctor Who will always continue.

ITV reports that both Doctor Who and Broadchurch are in the running for the title of greatest British TV drama of all time which is being compiled by Radio Times.

It was a year ago today that filming started on Broadchurch!

Today is the second day of filming on the Richard II trailer by Dusthouse for The RSC in the Lake District. It is a concept trailer and David Tennant is not involved.


Monday 12th August 2013
DoctorWhoTV has an interesting analysis of David Tennant's last words as The Doctor in The End Of Time Part Two.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Unexpectedly tonight there are Circle and Upper Circle seats available for the Wednesday 13th November performance of Richard II in Stratford-Upon-Avon. This is the performance which is being filmed.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

'Broadchurch' is beautifully crafted: well filmed, well cast, well scored' says The New Yorker in its review.

The first (short!) trailer for Broadchurch in Spain has been posted to YouTube.

NPR have posted the full transcript of David Tennant's interview about Broadchurch.

'Broadchurch was the best British drama since Sherlock' says Inbetweeners star Blake Harrison in The Guardian.

John Wyver of Illuminations has posted his first blog post about Richard II.

Nigel Lindsay mentions that he�s playing Bolingbroke in Richard II in an interview in The Jewish Chronicle.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Sunday 11th August.

A David Tennant Radio Times cover is featured in the Museum of London Radio Times exhibit in the Doctor Who section.

Episode four of Broadchurch has its Canadian premeiere on Showcase at 10pm ET tonight.

Filming starts today on the Richard II trailer by Dusthouse for The RSC in the Lake District. It is a concept trailer and David Tennant will not be involved.

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Sunday 11th August 2013
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Broadchurch is top of the Metacritic charts. It has a score of 91 out of 100 based on reviews by 29 critics.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

The Fires Of Pompeii is currently free on iTunes for a limited period via the UK, US, Canadian and Australian stores.

Exclusive photos of ABC in Australia Doctor Who Exhibition.

Both Doctor Who and Broadchurch are listed in The Guardian's Guide to TV Location Tours.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Saturday 10th August.

SF Gate writes about the number of complaints received about Broadchurch on BBC America.....about the number of commercials in their broadcasts!

Episode three of Broadchurch has its Canadian premeiere on Showcase at 10pm ET tonight.


Saturday 10th August 2013
The David Tennant Daily Photo.

A photo of David Tennant and Ben Miller was posted in the Scottish Sun today (behind a paywall). It was taken during the time they filmed What We Did On Our Holiday together.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Baltimore City Paper says Broadchurch is 'impeccably written, acted, and produced.'

MP3 of David Tennant's interview about Broadchurch on NPR today.

WatchListNews have posted a new video interview with Olivia Colman and Jodie Whittaker which includes clips of Broadchurch.

NPR have added details about the highlights of their interview with David Tennant.

The film production company Dusthouse has tweeted that they will be filming a trailer for The RSC next week for Richard II.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Friday 9th August.

David Tennant will be interviewed today on NPR between 8am and 10am ET (1pm and 3pm in UK) about Broadchurch.

The overnight ratings for episode five of Broadchurch in Australia were that it received 874,000 viewers which was the fourth highest programme for the for day (after news programmes).


Friday 9th August 2013
The Bridport News paper has a photo of David Tennant and Olivia Colman on the front page about Broadchurch.

David Tennant will be interviewed on the radio network NPR in the US tomorrow morning on the programme Morning Edition which is broadcast from 8am until 10am on the East Coast (1pm to 3pm UK time). This interview was recorded via telephone on Wednesday.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Acorn have the Broadchurch DVD on sale for 14.99 (instead of 25.99) The sale ends on Sunday night.

Arthur Darvill reveals in an interview in MTV Geek that he will be in Series Two of Broadchurch. He also discusses Doctor Who.

Huffington Post has an article titled 'Broadchurch Set To Make Global Stars Of Colman and Tennant. US Critics Rave About British Drama.'

The Telegram (in Canada) describes Broadchurch as 'brilliant' and concludes with 'I cant wait until Sunday.'

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Thursday 8th August.

The repeat of episode 1 of Broadchurch on BBC America tonight is top of The Boston Globe's TV Picks for today.

Time Magazine describes Broadchurch as 'excellent, most of all for how it treats the living.'

A trailer from BBC America for episode 2 of Broadchurch has been posted to YouTube. It plays worldwide.

Watch start a new repeat of Series Four of Doctor Who from today.

Episode five of Broadchurch has its Australian premeiere on ABC1 at 8.30pm tonight.


Thursday 8th August 2013
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Watch start a new repeat of Series Four of Doctor Who from tomorrow.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

David Tennant is mentioned in a letter in Evening Standard tonight as someone hopes Peter Capaldi (unlike David) can keep his Scottish accent in Doctor Who.

Radio Times has an article titled 'Broadchurch - US critics love the ITV murder mystery' with the sub-title 'Olivia Colman and David Tennants crime drama has made its way to America and, boy, were they impressed....'

TV.com says they thought that the first episode of Broadchurch was the weakest but the article title includes the words 'a Compelling Start for the Series.'

There is now a Broadchurch page (with a trailer) on the TV4 website. However the banner is written as 2 words - Broad Church! It starts broadcasting in Sweden on 19th August.

Daily Beast describes Broadchurch is the 'best British import since fish and chips.'

A video interview with some of the cast (not David Tennant) of Broadchurch has been posted to YouTube by BBC America.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Wednesday 7th August.

Photo of David Tennant with a fan on Tuesday evening.

There's a great review of Broadchurch by The Hollywood Reporter which includes the description 'a textbook example of excellent writing, well-developed and complicated characters, superb acting, a perfect sense of place and, perhaps most important, just the right number of hours to tell a murder mystery without unnecessary padding or corner-cutting cheats.'

Access Hollywood have posted a video of Olivia Colman and Jodie Whittaker talking about working with David Tennant and about Series Two of Broadchurch.

Hitfix review of Broadchurch includes 'The performances are excellent throughout.'


Wednesday 7th August 2013
Zap2It has another new interview with David Tennant and Chris Chibnall about #Broadchurch.

Express has 10 Top Days Out On The Trail Of Doctor Who (includes 10th Doctor locations).

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

Entertainment Weekly has an interview with Chris Chibnall and David Tennant about Broadchurch.
When David is asked if he is in Series Two, he replied "Im giving nothing away. Even if I did know if I was returning it would be above my pay grade to admit it."

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Slate.com has a review which Chris Chibnall tweeted got to the heart of the drama.

TVRatingsUK says that Broadchurch is the UK's 8th highest viewed programme of 2013 so far.

C21Media says that Broadchurch will also be shown in Russia (Channel One), France (France 2), Norway (NRK), Latin America (OnDirecTV), Germany (ProSiebenSat.1 Media) and Sweden (on TV4 starting on 19th August).

Los Angeles Times has a great review of Broadchurch.

FastCoCreate has an article about how Broadchurch was produced.

Scans of US TV Guide magazine about Broadchurch: First page and Second page.

New York Daily News gives Broadchurch a 4 star review and describes it as 'well-written, well-produced and well-acted murder mystery.'

ContactMusic article has the title 'Broadchurch Airs In US To Excited Reviews.'

New York Times says Broadchurch stands out among the crowd (of murder mysteries).

USA Today describes Broadchurch as 'awe-inspiringly exceptional' and 'bloody brilliant!'

BlogtorWho reports that a Doctor Who Exhibition will be open in Australia from 15th August and will include Tenth Doctor props and costume.

Amazon.com are listing three new How to Train Your Dragon audiobooks by Cressida Cowell (read by David Tennant) for a US release in April 2014 available for preorder.
The titles are How To Steal A Dragon's Sword, How To Betray A Dragon's Hero and How To Seize A Dragon's Jewel.
How To Steal A Dragon's Sword will be released in the UK on 1st October but there is no date yet for the other two titles.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Tuesday 6th August.

Indiewire's review has the title 'How BBC America's New Drama Broadchurch Outdoes The Killing.'

The title of Orlando Sentinel's review is 'Broadchurch ranks with summer's best.

The Washington Post uses the phrase Broadchurch is 'among the best detective shows and perhaps even among the best dramas in several years. It will break your heart and keep you guessing all the way through.' in its review.

Broadchurch and Low Winter Sun are compared by The Huffington Post and 'outstanding' Broadchurch easily wins.

Review in The Boston Globe of Broadchurch has the title 'A town undone.'

The timeshifted ratings for episode 3 of Broadchurch in Australia added 196,000 viewers to the total to make 1,084,000 which gave it second place for the day.

Episode one of Broadchurch has its US premeiere on BBC America at 10pm EST tonight.

David Tennant appears in the premiere broadcast of episode 2 of You Saw Them Here First on ITV tonight at 8pm. (We were told later that this was incorrect.)


Tuesday 6th August 2013
TV.com writes about how addictive Broadchurch is as he only intended to watch 1 or 2 episodes and has now watched 5!

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

'Broadchurch displays impressive emotional depth and maturity' writes Philly.com.

A new photo of David Tennant from The Escape Artist has been posted in an article by Film Music Reporter about the news that Nicholas Hooper will score the drama.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Monday 5th August.

Broadchurch has won CultBoxTV's poll for which new show of 2013 fans are most looking forward to returning with 46% of the votes cast.

What We Did On Our Holiday is mentioned in an article by Herald Scotland about filming in Glasgow's Film City.

Chicago Sun-Times has Broadchurch top of its Key Viewing article.


Monday 5th August 2013
Buzzfeed has an interview with Olivia Colman about Broadchurch and working with David Tennant.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

The Doctor Who 2013 Prom (with David Tennant clips) will premiere on BBC television on Monday 26th August it was announced in the Twelfth Doctor show yesterday.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Sunday 4th August.

BlogtorWho reports that the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular returns to Australia (including music from David Tennant's era) early next year.

Wow! We now have over 200,000 followers on Twitter! (This includes 3,900 new followers just yesterday.)

David Tennant is mentioned today in most newspapers this morning in regards to Peter Capaldi being named as the Twelfth Doctor e.g. The Guardian.

A photo of David Tennant at LAX airport has been posted to Twitter (which explains why he wasn't on 12th Doctor show).

According to a News Corp poll this morning, David Tennant is by far the most popular Doctor with fans.

Episode two of Broadchurch has its Canadian premeiere on Showcase at 10pm ET tonight.

Episode one of Broadchurch has its premiere in Brazil on the station GNT tonight at 8.30pm.


Sunday 4th August 2013
Peter Capaldi was named as the Twelfth Doctor tonight live on television. Several small clips of David Tennant's Tenth Doctor were shown on the Doctor Who Reveal Special.

Ottawa Citizen's review of Broadchurch is titled 'Bright seacoast, dark mystery.'

My San Antonio writes Broadchurch is an 'intricate, edge-of-your-seat whodunit, full of vivid characters and powerful portrayals.'

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

David Tennant is winning a poll today on The Independent for favourite Doctor Who today. Currently David has 62% of the votes cast.

Anglophenia has an article which showed how the previous four Doctors were announced.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

'Broadchurch is a stunning achievement in great writing and powerful acting' writes Telegram.com.

The Telegraph looks at the 5 most memorable regenerations including both of those involving David Tennant.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Saturday 3rd August.

'Broadchurch is a compelling murder mystery miniseries' is the title in Standard Examiner's detailed review.

Broadchurch is Arizona Daily Star's Don't Miss TV for Wednesday.

Episode one of Broadchurch has its Canadian premeiere on Showcase tonight at 10pm ET.

The Twelfth Doctor will be named on BBC One at 7pm tonight in a show which will be broadcast simultaneously in several other countries.
Some former Doctors will be on Twelfth Doctor programme tonight but David Tennant is not listed.
In case TV in the other countries is not quite in sync, we have opted not to tweet who the Twelfth Doctor is until 7.45pm UK time.


Saturday 3rd August 2013
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

It is not confirmed but TV and Satellite Week magazine list The Escape Artist to be screened in October in their Coming Soon section this week.

Digital Journal review has the title 'Why Broadchurch is the best whodunit on TV.'

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

The Globe and Mail (in Canada) describes Broadchurch as ' terrific, gripping entertainment, expertly made and, in the early going (there are eight episodes, two shown weekly here), it is powerful and poignant.'

Kasterborous reports that a new free Whotopia magazine is available to download. This issue includes the results of its readers' poll where Blink is voted the best Doctor Who episode.

Telegraph writer Gavin Fuller places David Tennant his second best Doctor in his personal poll and says about him:
'Tennant gave us a charismatic Doctor who had regained his enthusiasm for life, but took his responsibilities as the last of his race seriously. Over his four years Tennant was also able to show us just what a good actor he is, giving his Doctor the greatest emotional range of any so far. Easily one of the great Doctors, Tennant enabled the series to regain a central place in the public consciousness over the past few years.'

Canada.com says 'Broadchurch is one of the most alluring, compulsively addictive dramas you will see this year' in its preview.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Friday 2nd August.

The timeshifted ratings for episode two of Broadchurch in Australia added 160,000 viewers which brought the total to 1,020,000 and gave it third place for the day (after two news programmes).

The overnight ratings for Broadchurch episode 4 in Australia were that it received 864,000 viewers which made it the fourth most viewed programme for the day over 5 cities.

In Australia ABC1 have announced that they will live simulcast Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor on Monday 5th August at 4am AEST. It will be repeated at the more sociable time of 8.30pm on Rpt ABC2. It will also be available on ABC iView.


Friday 2nd August 2013
The New York Times has a new interview with David Tennant.
Although it is mainly to promote Broadchurch, David is also asked about Doctor Who, Hannibal and Richard II.

The (unofficial) David Tennant 2014 calendar has had the highest number of pre-orders on the Calendar Club UK website.
The company tweeted the April photo.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

Kasterborous reports that Forbidden Planet has the Tenth Doctor Sonic Screwdriver Technical Blueprints for sale.

99 Words About Broadchurch in Las Vegas Review Journal ends with 'This is how a murder mystery should be done.'

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Thursday 1st August.

Daily Mail reports that David Tennant has had the third most Radio Times covers ever in its 90 year history with 19 (12 of those were for Doctor Who)!
He is only 1 behind Sir David Attenborough and 16 behind The Queen.

Episode four of Broadchurch has its Australian premeiere on ABC1 tonight at 8.30pm.


Thursday 1st August 2013
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

The actor who will play the Twelfth Doctor is expected to be announced on Sunday (4th) on BBC One at 7pm.
This will be on a live programme in front of an audience which will be simulcast on BBC America in the US.
The Twelfth Doctor programme on Sunday is probably the one which was advertised as 'a pilot' earlier this week when the BBC said that they wanted an audience.
The announcement about the announcement will be officially made at midnight but the Metro newspaper broke the embargo this aftternoon.
Nothing has been announced whether or not David Tennant will appear in the programme.

BBC America has added the full first episode of Broadchurch to their YouTube channel. (It only plays in the US.)

Charlotte Observer has a great review of Broadchurch.

Steven Moffat mentions the Doctor Who 50th Special in a 11 minute video interview from ComicCon which has been reported on Three By Space.

Deadline.com report that the US station Fox will make an American remake of Broadchuch.
It will start filming in January but wont air until the 2014-15 TV season.
Foxs version will be executive produced by the writer Chris Chibnall.

Variety describes Broadchurch as 'a grudgingly effective crime drama.'

Winnipeg Free Press writes 'Broadchurch provides yet another reason for frantically clearing space on the overloaded PVR.'

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Wednesday 31st July.

'Broadchurch is a gripping portrait of small-town paranoia' says Entertainment Weekly in a SPOILER review which indicates the killer.

Broadchurch is a Sydney Morning Herald Top TV Pick which it describes as 'This is brilliant TV nd Tennant and Colman deliver performances that, once again, prove the small screen is the place to find the type of tense, high-quality drama that used to be at the cinema.'

Las Vegas Weekly thinks 'Broadchurch' feels too drawn out to be involving.'

Broadchurch is discussed in comparison with other recent TV crime shows on Grantland.com.



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