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September 2013
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Monday 30th September 2013
Tonight Bruce O'Neil tweeted that The RSC will be releasing a CD of music from Richard II.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The Doctors Revisited: The Tenth Doctor will premiere on BBC America on 27th October. (It is on in the UK on Watch on 10th November.)

Photo of David Tennant as he was given the first of the Sonic Screwdriver Remotes by The Wand Company yesterday at The BFI.

Large billboards for The Tunnel (a new drama on on Sky) say it is 'From the makers of Broadchurch' (although it is not written by Chris Chibnall).

An audio of Simon Russell Beale discussing David Tennant in Hamlet from 2008 has been posted to The Space.

Youssef Kerkour has tweeted a photo of Nigel Lindsay sitting under a bust of the character he's playing in Richard II.

Watch will start a new repeat of Series Four of Doctor Who from Thursday 10th October.

David Tennant has won the Best Actor Award and Broadchurch has won the Best Drama Award at the fan-voted online Spanish Bee Watcher Awards.

Some posed photos of David Tennant and Catherine Tate at the Doctor Who screening yesterday have been posted to Tumblr.

Daily Mail has photos and an article about David's hair extensions. The article actual quotes one of our tweets (which we posted as we were recieving so many questions about his hair)!
'However the Twitter user @David_Tennant, which provides up-to-date news on the star, was quick to dispel people's questions over the new hair.
They wrote: 'To answer all the queries David Tennant has hair extensions for Richard II (10 Oct - 25 Jan). His hair will be loose (no ponytail) on stage.'
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Some great photos of David Tennant and Catherine Tate at the Tenth Doctor screening yesterday have been posted to Tumblr.

More photos of David Tennant and Catherine Tate at the BFI Tenth Doctor screening yesterday have been posted to Getty Images.

A video has been posted to YouTube of David Tennant at the BFI Tenth Doctor screening yesterday answering the question about who was the best kisser.

Four Doctor Who Monsters box-sets (covering David Tennant's episodes) are released today.

Showcase in Canada start repeating Broadchurch from today with an episode each weekday at 3pm.

Direct TV in Argentina starts broadcasting Broadchurch each Monday evening at 9pm from tonight.

Channel 1 in Russia starts showing Broadchurch at 0.10am tonight with 2 episodes per night for 4 nights.

BBC Radio Four Extra are starting to repeat from today David Tennant's November 2010 radio series of five stories A Night With A Vampire. Each episode will be on at 6.30pm and repeated at 12.30am this week.

Today David Tennant and the cast of Richard II start the sixth and final full week of rehearsals.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Sunday 29th September.


Sunday 29th September 2013
Clips of David Tennant in both Doctor Who and Casanova were shown tonight at the Welsh BAFTAs when Russell T Davies awarded the Sian Phillips Award to Julie Gardner. A video of the presesntation has been added to YouTube.

Radio Times have added photos of David Tennant and Catherine Tate at the BFI Tenth Doctor screening today.

Synopsis of David Tennant / Tenth Doctor screening at the BFI today.

Some great photos of David Tennant at the BFI Doctor Who screening today have been posted to Flickr.

A one minute video clip of David Tennant at the BFI Doctor Who screening today has been posted to YouTube. The full panel will be added by the BFI in a few days.

Two more photos of David Tennant at the BFI Doctor Who panel today have been posted to Twitter here and here.

The first photo of David Tennant at the BFI Doctor Who panel today has been posted to Twitter. David now has waist-length hair extensions (currently in a ponytail) for Richard II.

People at the BFI Tenth Doctor screening today have tweeted that the queue for returns is nearly out of the door and is easily the longest of the 10 screenings this year.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

The Doctors Revisited: The Ninth Doctor premieres on BBC America at 8pm (repeated at 1am) tonight. David Tennant is not listed as an interviewee.

The Guardian has an article about whether the the UK undervalues quality TV programming, in which the TV editor of Heat magazine thinks Broadchurch could be a contender for the BAFTA Drama Award.

Metro asks 'Doctor Who: Teasing about The Day of the Doctor continues but can they keep up the hype?'

Doctor Who News reports that tickets are now on sale for the Splendid Chaps episode about David Tennant / Tenth Doctor (it is called Ten/Sex!) which will be recorded on Sunday 13th October in Australia.

The Independent lists Richard II as an Autumn Theatre Highlight.

Today David Tennant will attend the Tenth Doctor screening of The Stolen Earth and Journey's End followed by a panel at the BFI Doctor Who 50th Anniversary at 2pm.
Tickets sold out for this before it went on sale to the public but it is possible to queue (early!) for returns.
As usual, the BFI will add a video of the Q&A online in a few days.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang audiobook (read by David Tennant) is officially released in UK today, although most people received their copy a week or more ago.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Saturday 28th September.


Saturday 28th September 2013
At 8.25pm tonight the 'sting' was that the BBC announced that The Day Of The Doctor hashtag is #SaveTheDay with a voiceover by Matt Smith.
At 9.15pm the 'sting; was the date with the sound of the TARDIS which was posted to YouTube.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

David Tennant playing Richard II is one of Saga's Must See Events for October.

BBC have announced that a sting for The Day Of The Doctor ident will be shown before and after Atlantis tonight on BBC One (8.25pm). They later tweeted 'Tonight's stings are of the official hashtag and the new graphic for the 50th - no footage from The Day Of The Doctor trailer.'

The Guardian has an article titled 'Fifty years of Doctor Who: how I fell in love with a timelord.'

The Guardian interviews David Tennant's Doctor Who companions Billie Piper, Catherine Tate and Freema Agyeman.

Penguins: Spy in the Huddle is on Channel Ten tonight at 6.30pm in Australia.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Friday 27th September.


Friday 27th September 2013
Broadchurch was mentioned twice in a Newsnight item tonight with Josie Rouke (director of Much Ado About Nothing) about the series Breaking Bad.

Tonight Sam Marks tweeted that they had their 'First stagger through of Richard II today.'

Financial Times has an interview with Greg Doran about Stratford-upon-Avon, Richard II, The RSC and Hamlet with David Tennant.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

A video of the creation of the 50th Anniversary Doctor Who action figures (including the Tenth Doctor figure) has been posted to YouTube.

Metro article titled 'Broadchurch�s US remake could outdo UK original claims Chris Chibnall.'

Radio Times article titled 'Why I love Doctor Who�'

The Guardian has video interviews with previous companions in Doctor Who (including Billie Piper and Freema Agyeman).

The Day Of The Doctor poster can be pre-ordered from Forbidden Planet. It is expected to be shipped by the supplier to Forbidden Planet on Sunday.

Radio Times reports that US fans have set up a petition to have the Empire State Building in New York turn "TARDIS blue" on 23rd November.

Penguins Spy in the Huddle has won Best Original Music Score and Earthflight won the Special Consideration Award at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival.

A screencap of David Tennant as Richard II from the latest The RSC production video.

The fifth RSC video production diary for Richard II has been posted to YouTube. In this one Professor James Shapiro talks about treason and censorship.


Some lovely gifs of David Tennant at the Sunshine On Leith premiere have been posted to Tumblr.

The Royal Shakespeare Company website has more photos of David Tennant and the cast rehearsing Richard II.

The Telegraph has an article titled 'Why is there so much Shakespeare on stage?' with references to David Tennant's Hamlet and Richard II.

David Tennant's second episode of Fish Hooks called Assignment: Babies has its US premiere on the Disney Channel DISN tonight.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Thursday 26th September.


Thursday 26th September 2013
Starpulse has insightful 7 Thoughts On Broadchurch. The article contains SPOILERS.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

Some Emirates airlines flights are now showing Broadchurch.

The RSC have added a Young Shakespeare Nation video with Billy Shakespeare, Francis the pig and David Tennant to YouTube.


The Royal Shakespeare Company website has new Richard II merchandise.

As it is 10 years to the day since the announcement that Doctor Who would return, Digital Spy looks at the Russell T Davies era (with videos).

Some great comments by US fans after the Broadchurch finale have been compiled by Radio Times.

Radio Times have an article about what they know about The Day Of The Doctor so far. (The article contains SPOILERS.)

An audio clip of Cressida Cowell has been posted to Tumblr. In it she says that David Tennant will read all the How To Train Your Dragon audiobooks.

Amazon now lists The Escape Artist DVD to be released on Monday 18th November. It previously was 28th October.
With the latest BBC television schedule announced today, we know that the three part drama will not be start to be televised until after Friday 18th October.

Radio Times want to know why fans love Doctor Who for an article.

Due to popular demand there are additional Doctor Who 50th Celebration tickets available to purchase. The event takes place on 22nd, 23rd and 24th November at ExCeL, London.
The Doctor Who 50th Celebration ballot is open until Monday 30th September at 10am. Ballot link.
It has not been announced if David Tennant will be at the event.

Doctor Who News reports that UKTV in Australia and New Zealand will broadcast the David Tennant / Tenth Doctor episodes in October as part of their 50th Anniversary season.

The full Entertainment Weekly interview with Chris Chibnall has been posted. It names the killer in Broadchurch but gives some extra details than in any of his UK interviews.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Wednesday 25th September.


Wednesday 25th September 2013
Entertainment Weekly has a brief interview with Chris Chibnall (more will be added after broadcast of the final episode on BBC America tonight) and an exclusive Broadchurch clip.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Hypable believes that Series Two of 'Broadchurch will be 'a reboot of sorts.' However, it is not confirmed David is in it yet!

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

Broadchurch will be shown in Russia on Channel 1 from 0.10am on Tuesday 1st October. It is being called Murder On The Beach and two episodes a night will be broadcast for four consecutive evenings. The Channel 1 website has a trailer which plays worldwide.

Digital Spy lists David Tennant as a possible contender for the part of Commissioner Gordon in a Batman TV spinoff called Gotham!

BritMovieTours will conduct a Doctor Who walking tour in London on Sunday at 11am.

Radio Times reports that David Tennant's The Doctors Revisited (Tenth Doctor) will be on Watch on Sunday 10th November at 2pm followed by a showing of The Stolen Earth and Journey's End.
The other episodes of The Doctors Revisited which include David are:
Saturday 12th October - 2pm The First Doctor
Sunday 13th October - 2pm The Second Doctor
Saturday 19th October - 2pm The Third Doctor
Sunday 20th October - 2pm The Fourth Doctor
Saturday 26 October - 2pm The Fifth Doctor

What's On Stage has some exclusive rehearsal photos of Richard II.

David Tennant will be one of the Poetry Week readers next week on Mike Read's BBC Berkshire radio show.

Broadchurch is also one of Los Angeles Times TV Highlights for today.

HitFix has a new interview with Olivia Colman and Jodie Whittaker about Broadchurch.

Amazon are now listing the Nativity 2 Danger In The Manger! DVD to have the later release date of 18th November which was the original release date before it was moved to 11th.

New York Times also lists Broadchurch in its What's On Wednesday section.

USA Today chooses 'Summer's best TV series' Broadchurch as one of its Top TV Picks and hopes that the Fox remake chooses actors as good as David Tennant and Olivia Colman.

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

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Tuesday 24th September.


Tuesday 24th September 2013
Another video of David Tennant at the Sunshine On Leith screening last night has been posted to YouTube. In this episode David is asked about the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary.


Belgian channel Vitaya will start showing Broadchurch with the first two episodes on 3rd October.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Red Carpet News have added a video interview with David Tennant from last night to YouTube.


Daily Record has a large photo of David Tennant signing autographs last night.

Evening Standard also has a photo of David Tennant at the Sunshine On Leith screening yesterday.

Doctor Who is one of the programmes 30,000 readers of Radio Times voted for their ultimate night of television.

The Illuminations blog has been updated about rehearsals for Richard II.

Photos of David Tennant signing autographs outside the Sunshine On Leith screening yesterday have been posted to Tumblr.

The Independent has a review of School Reunion as part of its Doctor Who 50th Anniversary celebration.

Daily Mail has a photo of David Tennant at the Sunshine On Leith screening last night.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Monday 23rd September.


Monday 23rd September 2013
Getty Images has photos of David Tennant attending the Sunshine On Leith screening tonight.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

Kasterborous has reported that the New Zealand Doctor Who 50th Anniversary coin is now available in UK too.

The Independent has a great article about the techniques behind the making of Dolphin � Spy in the Pod. It also says it is likely to broadcast around Christmas.

The BBC has announced that David Tennant will narrate another John Downer Production nature documentary. This one will be called Dolphin: Spy In The Pod and will broadcast as two 1 hour programmes on BBC One.

For US fans, The Day Of The Doctor will be released on Tuesday 3rd December. Pre-order link for DVD and Blu-ray.

Watch starts a new repeat of Series Three of Doctor Who from today.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Sunday 22nd September.


Sunday 22nd September 2013
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Jennie Fava posted a lovely photo of David Tennant at her wedding in Italy yesterday to her Facebook page.

Penguins Spy In The Huddle is the top pick for next Saturday by The Age in Australia.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Saturday 21st September.


Saturday 21st September 2013
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Penguins - Spy In The Huddle is a Sydney Morning Herald Critic's Choice today as it is starting to be shown in Australia.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

For US fans Amazon has the pre-order link for The Day Of The Doctor on DVD and Blu-ray.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Friday 20th September.


Friday 20th September 2013
Tonight Emma Hamilton tweeted that she had had an 'Incredible day viewing the magnificent coronation exhibition in Buckingham Palace State Rooms Breathtaking!' for Richard II. It's not clear whether all the cast made the trip or not.

Conductor Ben Foster tweeted a photo of the cover of the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special music score.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

David Tennant and Greg Doran will be interviewed on Front Row on 1st October on BBC Radio Four about Richard II.

The Broadchurch finale was Sweden's most watched show yesterday.

The Royal Shakespeare Company have launched an online shop which includes David Tennant's Hamlet DVD for only �5.99.

Photos of David Tennant from the Royal Shakespeare Company have been posted to Twitter here and here.

The Royal Shakespeare Company have posted the fourth production diary video to YouTube. This one looks at voice coaching as part of the rehearsal process.


David Tennant is included in the Evening Standard list of most influential Londoners.

Digital Spy has Steven Moffat's acceptance speech for the Doctor Who Outstanding Contribution Award at the recent TV Choice Awards including David Tennant saying a few words at the end.

A blog in Metro has an article titled 'Five questions we want answers to in The Day Of The Doctor 50th Anniversary Special.'

Daily Star reports that The Choir's Gareth Malone and his New Voices Choir will perform the Broadchurch theme at the Classical Awards on 2nd October.

Although it is not released officially until 29th September, Amazon already have the David Tennant read Chitty Chitty Bang Bang audiobook in stock.

BroadwayWorld has an interview about Richard II rehearsals with Jane Lapotaire who plays the Duchess of Gloucester.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Thursday 19th September.


Thursday 19th September 2013
Scans of David Tennant in TV Choice this week from their award ceremony.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

The BBC America trailer for the final episode of Broadchurch has been added to YouTube.

Anglophenia reports that Hulu Plus in the US will show loads of British TV programmes including Doctor Who and Twenty Twelve.

David Tennant and Catherine Tate are in The Telegraph's Top 10 Benedick and Beatrice great interpretations.

Episode eight of Broadchurch has its Swedish premiere on TV4 at 9pm tonight.

Tonight the first episode of Broadchurch has its premiere in Finland on MTV3 at 9pm. The eight part drama will be shown with a new episode each Tuesday and Thursday.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Wednesday 18th September.


Wednesday 18th September 2013
The Hollywood Reporter has an interview with Arthur Darvill about Broadchurch and one of the questions was about working with David Tennant.

The RSC website has posted a blog item by Elliot Barnes-Worrell about Richard II rehearsals.

TV Guide in the US calls Broadchurch 'The summer's most gripping series.'

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

BlogtorWho has added two more promo photos of David Tennant from the Escape Artist.

The trailer for episode 7 of Broadchurch which airs tonight at 10pm ET on BBC America.

The whole run of Richard II is now sold out! Apart from returns, the only other way to see the play is at a cinema via Live From Stratford.

Doctor Who News has details about Doctor Who The Monsters collection which is released on DVD on 30th September.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Tuesday 17th September.


Tuesday 17th September 2013
Sweden, Russia and Malta have been added to list of countries screening Richard II. The Live From Stratford website has the details.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

Voting has opened for the TV Times Awards 2013. Broadchurch, David Tennant and Olivia Colman have all been nominated.

Photos of David Tennant signing autographs at the Barking In Essex Press Night last night have been posted to Tumblr.

Radio Today has announced that the BBC Audio Drama Awards are now open for submissions (by companies in the industry only). David Tennant is eligible and MAY host the award ceremony for the third time. It will be heald on Sunday 26th January.

Norwich newspaper reports that a man could face jail after selling fake autographs of Doctor Who actors (including David Tennant).

Voting for the National Television Awards has opened.
Both Broadchurch and Doctor Who have been nominated for the Best Drama Award and David Tennant has been nominted for the Best TV Detective Award for DI Hardy in Broadchurch.
Also Penguins - Spy In The Huddle has been nominated for the Best Documentary Award.

At midnight some new promo photos of David Tennnant in The Escape Artist were posted to BlogtorWho.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Monday 16th September.


Monday 16th September 2013
Tonight David Tennant attended the Barking In Essex Press Night at the Wyndham's Theatre in London. The play stars Lee Evans.

The Q&A with Emma Hamilton (who plays the Queen in Richard II) has been posted to The RSC website.
One of the questions was about what it is like to work with David Tennant and Emma's reply is "David has a terrific energy about him; he works extremely hard and never seems to tire. Always a smile in his eyes or on his face. He's a delight to work with. She also said that David is one of the fastest in learning lines."

David Tennant is one of the '4 Things To Like About Broadchurch' according to TV Equals.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

Metro asks How Many Doctors Are In The Day Of The Doctor? This is after Peter Davison made some ambigious comments last week.

Acorn Media have some exclusive photos of David Tennant recording the commentary for an episode of Broadchurch for the Blu-ray last weekend here, here and here.

Doctor Who Scream Of The Shalka is released on DVD today in the UK and tomorrow in the US. (David Tennant has s cameo role in it.) PopMatters explains the story behind the cartoon.

The latest update by John Wyver about Richard II has been posted to the Illuminations website.
In this update he writes that 'the cast are beginning to work with director Greg Doran on the detail of each scene, starting this morning with Act I Scene 1. In parallel, along with costume fittings and the like, they are doing individual voice work sessions with the RSCs Head of Text, Voice and Artist Development Lyn Darnley and this morning they are filming two of these as well as elements of the main rehearsal.'

David Tennant and the cast of Richard II start their fourth week of rehearsals today.

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Chocolate Bars are now on sale!

Michigan Daily have a great review of Broadchurch which concludes with 'Perfectly composed, the series will remind you of what TV can be when it stops trying so hard. And come on, its David Tennant.'

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Sunday 15th September.


Sunday 15th September 2013
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

From Monday 23rd September Watch starts a new repeat of Series Three of Doctor Who.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Saturday 14th September.

The Escape Artist and the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special are both in The Independent's 'Autumn's television gold: 30 of the best.'

Richard II is the top theatre item in Sunday Times Autumn's top 100 'unmissable events.'


Saturday 14th September 2013
The David Tennant Daily Photo.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

David Tennant has voiced a second episode of Fish Hooks. It airs in the US on 27th September and the cartoon itself has already been shown in Asia.

The Telegram writes 'I cant remember the last time I watched a season of a show twice through at a marathon pace and enjoyed every minute both times.'

The Daily Beast includes Broadchurch in its look at murder dramas set in small towns.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Friday 13th September.

Radio Times has an article about the 70 replica of David Tennants sonic screwdriver which can can control audio and TV devices. It is an exact replica as David lent his souvenir to The Wand Company after the BBC said that he had been given one and admitted they had lost the spare! David will be given the first replica once it is released onto the market early next month.

Broadway World reports that The RSC trailer for Richard II will be played in cinemas all around the world.


Friday 13th September 2013
Bruce O'Neil, who is Head of Music at the Royal Shakespeare Company, tweeted with a photo of the music that today he had the first rehearsal with the three sopranos who will be singing Paul Englishby's music for Richard II.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo and this link has more info about it.

At 6.15pm Richard Stokes (producer) tweeted a photo of a studio and said that he was about to do a Broadchurch Blu-ray commentary with David Tennant and James Strong (director).

The trailer for The RSC production of Richard II, with voiceover by Michael Pennington (who plays John of Gaunt), has been posted to YouTube. It will be shown in cinemas from this weekend.


Radio Times reports that Watch will broadcast in the UK BBC America's series The Doctors Revisited starting in the second week of October. David Tennant is interviewed in episodes one to five and is expected to appear in the one about the Tenth Doctor too.

Gifs of all three 'appearences' of David in the third Richard II production diary video have been posted to Tumblr.

A screencap of David Tennant from the third Richard II production diary has been posted to Twitter.

Yahoo article mentions that both David Tennant and David Bowie have been RUMOURED to appear in Hannibal.

The RSC have posted the third production diary video to YouTube. This one looks at the company's visit to Westminster Hall and Helen Castor historian gives a background to the play.
David Tennant is seen a couple of times in the video.


Radio Times reports that BBC Worldwide has the biggest Christmas Doctor Who merchandise collection ever.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Thursday 12th September.


Thursday 12th September 2013
David Tennant on cover of The Escape Artist DVDBARB examines the popularity of Broadchurch and Doctor Who.

The Guardian says that David Tennant has 'pulling power whatever the play' and that people would see him read the telephone directory!

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

BBC America have posted the trailer for episode 7 of Broadchurch to YouTube. It airs next Wednesday.

Amazon now has the cover for The Escape Artist DVD. It will be released on Monday 28th October.

A video of the Tenth Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control has been posted to YouTube.

Emma Hamilton will answer questions about Richard II. Use the hashtag #RSCRichardII and the answers will be posted to The RSC website on Monday.

The Doctor Who's Line Is It Anyway cartoon video with the David Tennant likeness has been posted to YouTube.

Evening Standard reports that David Tennant watched an intimate Elton John gig last night in London.

David Tennant in Richard II is a highlighted event in the Fodors Travel article Fall 2013 Guide To London.

Registration is now open for The RSC free schools broadcast of Richard II on Friday 15th November.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Wednesday 11th September.

A photo of all 11 Doctors rendered as Muppets has been posted to Twitter.

Even The Fonz is a fan of #Broadchurch!

Episode seven of Broadchurch has its Swedish premeiere on TV4 at 9pm tonight.


Wednesday 11th September 2013
The Hollywood Reporter previews episode six of Broadchurch and has a new clip from the episode.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The Day Of The Doctor wallpaper can be download from the BBC Doctor Who website.

Radio Times has an in depth analysis of the promo poster for The Day Of The Doctor.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Tuesday 10th September.

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

It was reported that David Tennant will participate at some point today in BGC Charity Day. (In the end, he didn't.)

At midnight the BBC released The Day Of The Doctor poster below and confirmed all the BBC programmes to mark the anniversary.

The Day Of The Doctor poster


Tuesday 10th September 2013
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

TV Choice magazine have posted lots of photos from the awards last night including David Tennant, Doctor Who and the Broadchurch team.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

The TV Choice Awards were featured on Daybreak on ITV this morning. Broadchurch, Doctor Who and David Tennant were mentioned. (The part starts about 1:49:50.)

The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special DVD is now available to pre-order from the BBC Shop. It will be released on Monday 2nd December.

The latest RSC newsletter for members has a great page about the cast members of Richard II which is posted online.

BlogtorWho has the details of extra programmes on the BBC in the coming months to celebrate the Doctor Who 50th anniversary.

Radio Times have also announced that the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special will be called The Day Of The Doctor and will last about 75 minutes.

Radio Times announced that Catherine Tate will join David Tennant at the BFI Tenth Doctor screening on Sunday 29th September. The other guests are director Graeme Harper, producer Phil Collinson and casting director Andy Pryor.

Broadchurch writer Chris Chibnall tweeted a photo of David Tennant, Peter Davison and Steven Moffat collecting the Outstanding Contribution To TV Award at the TV Choice Awards last night.

Broadchurch producer Richard Stokes tweeted a photo of the cast with their TV Choice Award.

Contact Music have some pap photos of David Tennant leaving the Dorchester last night.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Monday 9th September.

Episode two of The Politician's Husband premieres on TV in Finland (on Yle TV1) at 9pm tonight.

Digital Spy article has the title 'Doctor Who, Broadchurch win big at TVChoice Awards 2013.'

Timeshifted ratings for the eighth and final episode of Broadchurch in Australia added 174,000 viewers to the total of 1,175,000 which gave it first place for the day.

Mirror article has the title 'TV Choice Awards: David Tennant edges out Matt Smith in battle of the Time Lord actors, but Doctor Who still picks up two gongs.'

David Tennant with members of the cast of Waterloo Road


Monday 9th September 2013
A photo of David Tennant with members of the cast of Waterloo Road was posted to Twitter.

Photos of David Tennant, Peter Davison and Steven Moffat collecting the Outstanding Contribution To TV Award at the TV Choice Awards tonight were tweeted here and here.
TV Choice tweeted that David Tennant joked that maybe in 50 years, another member of his family will star in it!

Also Doctor Who won the Outstanding Contribution To TV Award at the TV Choice Awards tonight.

Photo of David Tennant making his acceptance speech.

TV Choice tweeted that David Tennant kissed Olivia Colman on his way to the stage and said she should be holding an award now.

David Tennant WON the Best Actor Award at the TV Choice Awards tonight for Broadchurch!!!

Unfortunately Olivia Colman did not win Best Actress Award at the TV Choice Awards tonight as Miranda Hart won.

Doctor Who won the Best Drama Series Award at the TV Choice Awards tonight.

Broadchurch won the Best New Drama Award at the TV Choice Awards tonight!
A photo of David Tennant, Olvia Colman, Chris Chibnall etc collecting the award.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

John Wyver has posted the third Richard II production diary to the Illuminations website which mentions their visit to Westminster last Wednesday.

London 24 reports that a Freedom Of Information request about the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special has revealed some interesting filming technical details. (It contains minor SPOILERS.)

David Tennant won the Digital Spy Favourite Ever Doctor poll with over 50% of all the votes cast!

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Sunday 8th September.

Doctor Who News reports that The Doctors Revisited - The Ninth Doctor will premiere on BBC America on Sunday 29th September at 8pm. However David Tennant is not one of the interviewees listed.

Today David Tennant and the cast start the third week of rehearsals for Richard II.

The TV Choice Awards are announced tonight at The Dorchester in London. David Tennant is reported to be attending.
Broadchurch, David Tennant and Olivia Colman are all nominated for different awards.


Sunday 8th September 2013
The David Tennant Daily Photo.

The Tenth Doctor Screening event on 27th October at the Prince Charles Cinema has had to be cancelled due to the wrong BBC Screening Licence.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

In the week since BBC One posted the Original British Drama trailer (including The Escape Artist) it has been viewed almost 2 million times!

The Guardian interviews John Hurt where he says some nice things about David Tennant (and Matt Smith) when filming the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Saturday 7th September.


Saturday 7th September 2013
The David Tennant Daily Photo.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Big Finish have a trailer and pre-order link for the new Tenth Doctor audiobook Death's Deal. It is released in October and read by Catherine Tate.

It is NOT confirmed but Superhero Movie News has a RUMOUR about David Tennant being looked at for The Justice League movie.
This rumour is based on what somebody posted on a forum about something some producers are supposed to hav etold him.
The movie is not due to be released until 2017 and apparently they were talking about David playing the role of Plastic Man.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Friday 6th September.


Friday 6th September 2013
The David Tennant Daily Photo.

Tonight DustHouse tweeted that they were delivering the completed trailer for Richard II to The RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The RSC have posted the second Richard II Production Diary video.
In this video Emma Hamilton who plays the Queen, describes the first day of rehearsals, including the welcome games they play to help break the ice and build rapport between the actors. She also explains how the show's director Gregory Doran is beginning to help them explore their characters and also explains some of the historical truth behind Richard's Queen.

The Media Eye today tweeted that David Tennant is confirmed to attend the TVChoice Awards on Monday at the Dorchester Hotel in London.
Broadchurch, David Tennant and Olivia Colman have all been nominated for awards.

A trailer from BBC America for episode 6 of Broadchurch (which airs on Wednesday) has been posted to YouTube.

Digital Spy discusses the merits of the Tenth Doctor in an article titled 'Doctor Who at 50: Is David Tennant the greatest Doctor of all?'

The Independent compares The Guilty with Broadchurch with Broadchurch coming out on top.

Doctor Who: The Complete Box Set - Series 1-7 will be released on Blu-ray in the UK on Monday 4th November. Amazon pre-order link.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Thursday 5th September.


Thursday 5th September 2013
A new promo video of Broadchurch has been added to the Antena3 website with David Tennant dubbed into Spanish!

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

EntertainmentWise has an article titled 'Catherine Tate: 'Is There Any Other Doctor Beside David Tennant?'

Amazon in the US lists the DVD of The Doctors Revisited Doctors 9 to 11 (including David Tennant) to be released on Tuesday 3rd Decmber. Pre-order link.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Wednesday 4th September.

The release of Nativity 2 Danger In The Manger! on both DVD and Blu-ray has been brought forward a week to 11th November.

Episode six of Broadchurch has its Swedish premeiere on TV4 at 9pm tonight.


Wednesday 4th September 2013
Live screenings in the US of Richard II is the 'Broadway Buzz' on Broadway.com today.

The August section of the 365 film has been added to Vimeo. David Tennant's audio (which he recorded on Friday) is right at the end.

The Hollywood Reporter have a brief interview with Chris Chibnall about the significance of the fifth episode of Broadchurch which airs on BBC America tonight.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The Film Distributors Association is now showing a new release date for the Postman Pat movie of 23rd May 2014. Previously it was expected to be released at Christmas.

The RSC have announced some US screening dates and venues for Richard II in the US. (Canada will be announced next week). The Live In Stratford website has details and more will be added over the next few weeks. It will be screened on various dates between 3rd December and 2nd January.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

Today most of the cast (including David Tennant) and the crew of Richard II visited both Westminster Hall and Westminster Abbey. Nigel Lindsay described his visit to the later as '16 Kings and Queens buried here. Touched Richard II's tomb which was awesome (in an non-American sort of way!)'

Broadchurch is one of Lansing State Journal's 'Must See TV' for tonight.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Tuesday 3rd September.

Link to purchase a different Doctor Who 2014 Calendar with a David Tennant / October page (not official).

Episode one of Earthflight is on PBS in the US at 8pm tonight. However it has been re-voiced so will not have David's narration.

Episode five of Broadchurch has its US premiere on BBC America tonight at 10pm EST. It is also repeated at 1am.


Tuesday 3rd September 2013
A link to purchase the official Doctor Who 50th Special 2014 Calendar direct from the publisher. David Tennant is on the October page.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

TV Guide this week has a small item about David Tennant in Broadchurch.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

David Tennant in The RSC production of RichardII is one of Mark Shenton's Autumn Theatre Highlights in The Stage.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Monday 2nd September.

It was 2 years ago today that David Tennant and Catherine Tate played the final performance of Much Ado About Nothing in London.

The timeshifted ratings for episode 7 of Broadchurch in Australia added 174,000 to the total to make it 1,072,000 and second most watched programme in the country for the day.

Episode one of The Politician's Husband premieres on TV in Finland (on Yle TV1) at 9pm tonight.


Monday 2nd September 2013
The David Tennant Daily Photo.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

For fans in Germany, Doctor Who - die kompletten Specials will also be available on Blu-ray on Saturday 23rd November. Pre-order link.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Sunday 1st September.

Illuminations have posted an update about the first day of rehearsals for Richard II last week.

A great review of the whole series of Broadchurch has been posted by The Drum in Australia.

A David Tennant animated likeness will appear in a sketch called Doctor Whose Line Is It Anyway? on Cartoon Network in the US today at 8.30pm ET.

Time For Tree Fu DVD is released today.


Sunday 1st September 2013
The new Original British Drama trailer including The Escape Artist was shown for the first time at 9pm tonight on BBC One.

Michael Billington in The Guardian chooses the best theatre for the autumn including Richard II.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Some restricted view seats are now available on The RSC website for (almost) all performances of Richard II in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Tickets are still available from The Barbican Centre website for most London performances of Richard II.

The official Doctor Who 2014 calendar was due to be released today but Amazon in both the UK and the US are still showing it as not available yet.

Orlando Sentinel reports that Earthflight starts on PBS in the US on Wednesday at 8pm, although it may be redubbed and therefore not be narrated by David Tennant.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

We have tweeted 3 screencaps of David Tennant in The Escape Artist from the BBC One trailer which was posted online today here, here and here.

Today BBC America in the US are repeating the first 4 episodes of Broadchurch from 3pm to 7pm. The next episode premieres on Wednesday.

Some GIFs from The Escape Artist have been posted to the BBC Tumblr page.

The new Original British Drama trailer from BBC One including The Escape Artist has been posted to YouTube.


David Tennant Daily News Digest for Saturday 31st August.

Today at 9am the new Original British Drama trailer from BBC One will PREMIERE online. It includes exclusive footage from The Escape Artist.



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