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Tuesday 31st December 2013
The David Tennant Daily Photo.

Michael Billington chooses Richard II in The Guardian Writers Best Theatre of 2013.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

A second clip from Dolphins - Spy In The Pod has been uploaded to YouTube.

A video of David Tennant at the stage door last night has been posted to YouTube and a batch of photos to Flickr.

Both Broadchurch and Doctor Who are included in Den Of Geek's 2013: The Year In TV.

David Tennant is one of Radio Times 'The 13 Faces Of 2013.'

The Broadchurch DVD (series one) will be released in the US on 1st April.

Both Broadchurch (at number 4) and Doctor Who (at number 3) are in Radio Times Readers' 2013 Best TV Show list as voted for by 7,500 people.

Tonight David Tennant will be on UK television (in Doctor Who) going from 2013 into 2014!

Today BBC America has a day of David Tennant Doctor Who episodes from 8am going into 2014!

How To Train Your Dragon: How To Twist A Dragon's Tale is released on audio CD in the US today.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Monday 30th December 2013.


Monday 30th December 2013
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

The Mirror also chooses Broadchurch as one of its ITV Highlights Of 2013.

Nigel Lindsay will return to the role of Bolingbroke tonight in Richard II.

David Tennant is mentioned several times in Scottish Daily Record article about Peter Capaldi using a Scottish accent in Doctor Who.

The BBC have posted the interview with John Downer on BBC Breakfast this morning which included two new clips from the programme narrated by David Tennant.

Olivia Colman has indicated that series two of Broadchurch MAY be set and filmed elsewhere.

Today John Downer is a guest on BBC Breakfast at 8.40am and on Radio BBC 5 Live at about 2.15pm to discuss Dolphins - Spy In The Pod.

David Tennant plays the 59th performance of Richard II for The RSC at The Barbican in London at 7.15pm.

This week David Tennant and the cast play performances 59 to 63 of Richard II at The Barbican Centre. There are performances tonight, Thursday and Friday evenings, plus two on Saturday.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Sunday 29th December 2013.


Sunday 29th December 2013
The Independent columnist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown chooses David Tennant as her Person Of The Year 2013.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

It is not confirmed but Global News (in Canada) says that Gracepoint will film in Victoria and Vancouver from 20th January until the end of April. The start date agrees with a date posted elsewhere but other reports have indicated that filming will continue into May. However it may be that May filming will solely be in California.

Daily Mail has an article about dolphins filmed 'enjoying narcotic-like effects' in Dolphins - Spy In The Pod.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Today WhovianNet posted that The Day Of The Doctor was the most tweeted episode of Doctor Who on record with 442,692 tweets.

MSN includes both Broadchurch (in April) and Doctor Who (in November) in its Best TV Shows Of 2013 list.

Both Broadchurch and The Escape Artist are in Female First 2013's Top 3 Crime Dramas.

BBC America has a day of David Tennant episodes of Doctor Who going into 2014.

A video of David Tennant at the stage door last night has been posted to YouTube and a batch of photos to Flickr.

Tomorrow John Downer will be on BBC Breakfast at approx 8.40am and on BBC Radio Five Live between 2.15pm and 2.45pm about Dolphins - Spy In The Pod.

Various different publications pick up on David Tennant's comments about his character in Broadchurch.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Saturday 28th December 2013.


Saturday 28th December 2013
The Mirror has an article (based on David Tennant talking to Radio Four earlier this year) about whether his character in Broadchurch may be killed off.

Both David Tennant and Doctor Who are included (at 1.09) in a video on YouTube about Google Zeitgeist 2013 In Searches.

Earthflight 3D (narrated by David Tennant) premieres tonight at 9pm EST on 3Net in the US. It is a 90 minute version of the series shot in 3D.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

According to TV Ratings Broadchurch was the most watched new programme of 2013 with just under 10.5 million and the most watched drama of 2013 was Doctor Who which averaged over 12 million for The Day Of The Doctor in November.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Due to illness Nigel Lindsay will not be playing Bolingbroke today In Richard II. Edmund Wiseman will replace him. More details are at this link.

On Monday John Downer will be a guest on BBC Breakfast to discuss Dolphins - Spy In The Pod. The exact time is not known yet.

Canada.com chooses episode one of Broadchurch as one of its Five Best TV Episodes Of 2013.

A video of David Tennant at the stage door last night has been posted to YouTube and a batch of photos to Flickr.

Hollywood.com chooses their Ten Favourite Kisses in Doctor Who.

Sydney Morning Herald lists Spies Of Warsaw as one programme SBS will broadcast in 2014. (It was previously broadcast in Australia on a cable channel.)

Critics of Radio Times have named Broadchurch as the Best TV Show Of 2013.

Tonight David Tennant plays the 58th performance of Richard II for The RSC at The Barbican in London at 7.15pm.

Today David Tennant plays the 57th performance (a matinee) of Richard II for The RSC at The Barbican in London at 2pm.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Friday 27th December 2013.


Friday 27th December 2013
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

The Independent looks at what the 11 actors have done after leaving Doctor Who (and the journalist need a refresher on David's career!)

Our collage for the second week of photos of David Tennant signing at the stage door at The Barbican.

Both Broadchurch and Gracepoint are in Lizo Mzimba's Pick Of Things To Come in 2014 on the BBC website.

Tonight David Tennant plays the 56th performance of Richard II for The RSC at The Barbican in London at 7.15pm.

David Tennant returns to the stage tonight after his Christmas break.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Thursday 26th December 2013.


Thursday 26th December 2013
Watch will repeat The Doctors Revisited series on New Year's Day 2014.

David Tennant will be on UK television (in Doctor Who) going from 2013 into 2014!

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

Doctor Who is included in Radio Times Top 40 TV Shows of 2013 at number 22.

ITV chooses Broadchurch as its #1 Highlight Of The Year.

Starting today at 8am BBC America has a 22 hour David Tennant / Doctor Who marathon.

The David Tennant narrated Earthflight is repeated on BBC Two starting today.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Wednesday 25th December 2013.


Wednesday 25th December 2013
A MP3 of Believe It! Series Two Episode 3 (Danger Man).
Unfortunately David Tennant is not listed in the cast for the final episode of Believe It! which premiŤres next Wednesday.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

Today marks eight years since David Tennant's first full episode of Doctor Who (The Christmas Invasion) was broadcast on BBC One. (David was first shown as the Tenth Doctor at the end of Parting Of The Ways on 18th June 2005 but this was David's first full episode.)
After we tweeted that at 7am, it was retweeted 390 times and favourited 421 times!

Tonight BBC America in the US premieres a programme called Farewell To Matt Smith at 8pm and David Tennant is a contributor.

Today at 1pm pre-recorded links by David Tennant and Shane Richie will be included on Christmas lunch With Christian O'Connell on Absolute Radio.

Episode three of Believe It! premieres on BBC Radio Four at 11.30am today. This episode is called Danger Man and David voices Old Murray / Marcos.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Tuesday 24th December 2013.


Tuesday 24th December 2013
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

A preview clip (about spy turtle) from the David Tennant narrated Dolphins - Spy In The Pod has been posted to YouTube.

David Tennant and Shane Richie have pre-recorded some links for tomorrow's Christmas Lunch With Christian O'Connell Show on Absolute Radio from 1pm until 4pm.

Radio Times review of the year reaches April or as they like to call it 'Broadchurch Time.'

The Politician's Husband is included in the BBC's look at political dramas in 2013.

Tonight Front Row on BBC Radio Four includes a pre-recorded interview with David Tennant at 7.15pm. The clip has already been posted online.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Monday 23rd December 2013.


Monday 23rd December 2013
A video of David Tennant at the stage door after yesterday's matinee has been posted to YouTube.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

Nick Nolte will join the cast of Gracepoint as Jack Reinhold. This was the character Jack Marshall in Broadchurch.

Evening Standard has an article about David Tennant having US accent lessons for Gracepoint and hair extensions for Richard II.

Readers of Digital Spy have voted The Day Of The Doctor Best Drama Of 2013 with 35.7%. Breaking Bad was second with 18.1% and Broadchurch was voted third with 12.1%.
Also Best TV Actor was David Tennant with 29.7% and the runner-up was Matt Smith with 19.6%. (Olivia Colman won Best Actress).
Doctor Who's 50th anniversary was voted Entertainment or Celebrity Moment of the Year with 33.6%. (The birth of Prince George of Cambridge came second with 18.6%).

A video of David Tennant and the cast of Richard II (along with casts from other theatre productions) singing Do They Know It's Christmas has been posted to YouTube.


Both Broadchurch and Doctor Who are included in Radio Times Review Of 2013 looking at March.

What's On Stage spotlights the Best Regional Production in its awards. Richard II is currently winning with 32%. Voting ends on 31st January.

Photos of David Tennant at the stage door yesterday have been posted to Flickr.

Broadchurch is one of Huffington Post's 13 Best TV Shows of 2013.

This week David Tennant and the cast play performances 56 to 58 of Richard II. There is a performance on Friday evening and two on Saturday.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Sunday 22nd December 2013.


Sunday 22nd December 2013
Mark Lawson picks Broadchurch as 'the stand-out invented drama of the period' in The Guardian.

A new video of David Tennant and Matt Smith talking about the Eleventh Doctor's pending regeneration has been posted to YouTube.


David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The Independent describes David Tennant as 'brilliant, unusual and versatile' in an article complaining about his adverts.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

Daily Mail Science section looks at how Dolphins - Spy In The Pod was filmed.

BBC America has a 22 hour David Tennant / Doctor Who marathon on Thursday 26th to Friday 27th December.

Daily Mirror has an article about filming Dolphins - Spy In The Pod.

Daily Express gives a 5 star review for Richard II and includes 'Tennant still glorious at the Barbican Theatre.'

It is not officially confirmed but YVRShoots says that Gracepoint will start shooting in Victoria on Monday 20th January.
If the Gracepoint date is correct it will start with scenes not involving David as he does not finish in Richard II until Saturday 25th.

A video of David Tennant at the stage door on Saturday evening has been posted to YouTube.

A video of David Tennant at the stage door on Friday evening has been posted to YouTube.

The Telegraph round-up of 2013 Theatre includes the phrase 'much admired production of Richard II starring the great David Tennant.'

Author Stephen King has Broadchurch at #3 in his Top TV of 2013 in Entertainment Weekly (not online).

Broadchurch is also listed in Phil Hogan's Best TV Of 2013 in The Guardian.

Broadchurch and especially Olivia Colman appear in The Independent's Arts Moments Of The Year.

The Guardian includes David Tennant in its Four Leading Men Turn Into London's Hottest Tickets (for Richard II).

The Day Of The Doctor will be repeated on BBC Three at 7pm tonight.

Today David Tennant plays the 55th performance (a matinee) of Richard II for The RSC at The Barbican in London at 3pm. This is their final performance before Christmas.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Saturday 21st December 2013.


Saturday 21st December 2013
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

Dolphins - Spy In The Pod is included in The Guardian article about natural programmes.

Broadchurch is Cult Box TV's Best British Crime Drama of 2013 and The Day Of the Doctor is their TV Event Of 2013.

The cast of Richard II have sung Feed The World (at the request of the Les Miss cast) for Room 9 Advent in aid of Water Aid.

Deadline reports that Josh Hamilton has joined cast of Gracepoint to play Joe Miller.

Daily Mail has an article about David Tennant in Zombie Claus yesterday (with photos).

Tonight David Tennant plays the 54th performance of Richard II for The RSC at The Barbican in London at 7.15pm.

Today David Tennant plays the 53rd performance (a matinee) of Richard II for The RSC at The Barbican in London at 2pm.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Friday 20th December 2013.


Friday 20th December 2013
A video of David Tennant signing after last night's performance of Richard II has been posted to YouTube.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Absolute Radio have added videos of the Zombie Claus pantomine to YouTube.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

Richard II screenings have been added in South Africa and Japan.

Radio Times has an article about David Tennant taking lessons on an American accent ahead of the US Broadchurch remake Gracepoint.

Huffington Post have posted more photos of David Tennant in the Absolute Radio Zombie Claus pantomine earlier today.

Radio Times has more photos of David Tennant in the Absolute Radio Zombie Claus pantomine.

A video of David Tennant being hit in the face with a fajita during Zombie Claus has been posted to YouTube.

The Guardian (local) has a review of Richard II which starts with 'There was a standing ovation when the curtain fell on Richard ll at the Barbican, and it was well justified. The whole theatrical experience was spellbinding Ė from the angel-like voices of the singers which rang out as the play opened to the gripping performances of David Tennant and the entire cast of the Royal Shakespeare Company.'

Tonight from 9.20pm RTS in Switzerland will premiere the first two episodes of Broadchurch. (They will be dubbed into French.)

MP3s of all of of David Tennant's parts on Absolute Radio Breakfast Show today have been posted to the Absolute Radio Zombie Claus pantomime page.

A photo of David Tennant with Maggie Doyle has been posted to Instagram.

David Tennant said in the last section on Absolute Radio that he will start working on his American accent for Gracepoint this afternoon via Skype.

Photo of David Tennant and Christian O'Connell dressed in their Zombie Claus costumes.

The Day Of The Doctor is number one on Den Of Geek Best TV Episodes Of 2013 and Broadchurch is at number 6.

Broadchurch is named Television Event Of The Year by Alison Graham of Radio Times.

Photo of the cast of Zombie Claus.

Close-up photo of David Tennant dressed as Zombie Claus.

David Tennant on Absolute Radio

Huffington Post have posted a photo of David Tennant at the North Pole.

Photo of David Tennant dressed as Santa Claus on stage.

Close-up photo of David Tennant dressed as Santa Claus.

David Tennant on Absolute Radio

Full length photo of David Tennant dressed as Santa Claus.

Huffington Post have posted a photo of David Tennant and Shane Ritchie on stage.

Photo of David Tennant playing Radio Times Schedule Bingo Game.

Photo of David Tennant and all the cast with their Christmas presents.

A photo of David Tennant laughing at Shane Ritchie's Christmas presents has been posted to Twitter.

Absolute Radio have posted a photo of David Tennant on stage when they are giving Christmas presents to Instagram.

Absolute Radio have posted a photo of David Tennant with a sign about Zombie Claus to Twitter.

David Tennant on Absolute Radio

Absolute Radio have posted a photo of David Tennant playing Radio Buckaroo to Twitter.

Absolute Radio have posted a photo of David Tennant reading his Zombie Claus script to Twitter.

David Tennant's interview on BBC Radio Four People Of The Year 2013 Show (broadcast next Tuesday) has been posted to the Radio Four website. David discusses Richard II, Broadchurch, Doctor Who and Gracepoint among other topics.


Tonight David Tennant plays the 52nd performance of Richard II for The RSC at The Barbican in London at 7.15pm.

Today there is a rehearsed reading by some of the Richard II cast at The Barbican Centre of Thomas Of Woodcock at 2pm.

This morning David Tennant co-hosts from 6.30am and then stars in Absolute Radio pantomime at 8am with Christian O'Connell from the Soho Theatre in London in front of an invited audience.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Thursday 19th December 2013.


Thursday 19th December 2013
Richard II is one of Metro's Five Plays To See.

Deadline reports that Michael PeŮa, of End Of Watch, Gangster Squad and American Hustle will play Mark in Gracepoint.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

A video of David Tennant signing at the Barbican after last night's performance YouTube.

Nativity 2 Danger In The Manger is one of The Mirror's Best TV Movies.

BBC Doctor Who website has posted a video where Strax gives his unique assessment of all the Doctors.

The David Tennant voiced radio advert for Heinz Soups has won the November Aerials Award.
The judges' decision included 'David Tennant doesn't sound like he's selling, just telling.'

Herald Sun reports that David Tennant is just above Matt Smith in Australia's Google searches in regards to Doctor Who.

Christian O'Connell tweeted over 11 million people have tried to win tickets to watch David Tennant in Zombie Claus tomorrow!

Victoria News reports that Oak Bay Avenue in Oak Bay is cited for filming of Gracepoint (although that is not 100% confirmed yet).

Tonight David Tennant plays the 51st performance of Richard II for The RSC at The Barbican in London at 7.15pm.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Wednesday 18th December 2013.


Wednesday 18th December 2013
ATV has some plot details about Zombie Claus:
'The panto is set in the North Pole where Santa Claus mysteriously contracts a zombie virus and goes on the rampage Ė nobody is safe from his hungry jaws Ė but will the elves find a cure before Christmas Eve?'

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The Christmas Invasion is listed in TV and Film Review's Best Christmas Episodes Of TV.

A MP3 of Believe It Series Two Episode Two (where David Tennant sings (badly!) as an Australian) has been posted to the Believe It! page.

Today Absolute Radio announced that David Tennant will co-host the Breakfast Show on Friday with Christian O'Connell, as well as appearing in their pantomine.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

Broadchurch is one of the 2013 TV Highlights on the London Live (the forthcoming television channel) page of Evening Standard tonight.

Dolphins - Spy In The Pod DVD is available to pre-order on the Acorn Media website. It is released in the UK on 17th February.

Geek Alerts has Tenth Doctor baby onesies!

Front Row on BBC Radio Four has two special programmes on 23rd and 24th December (at 7.15pm each day) about People Of The Year In The Arts. David Tennant will be interviewed in the second programme about his work in Broadchurch, Doctor Who and Richard II this year.
The Front Row website has a page about David.

Today there was a full Richard II understudy run.

HitFix reports that Broadchurch was voted #4 in Television Critics Poll of Best New Shows of 2013.

CheckNews have a television report about Gracepoint filming in Oak Bay, Victoria.

Overnight Kevin Zegers posted a lovely tweet about how he is looking forward to working with David Tennant on Gracepoint.

Tonight David Tennant plays the 50th performance of Richard II for The RSC at The Barbican in London at 7.15pm.

Episode two of Believe It! premieres on BBC Radio Four at 11.30am today. This episode is called Secrets and David voices 'Doug.'

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Tuesday 17th December 2013.


Tuesday 17th December 2013
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

A video of David Tennant at the stage door last night has been posted to YouTube.

Hollywood.com rates the Doctor Who Christmas Specials with The Christmas Invasion taking top place.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

Christian O'Connell has posted to Twitter the title page of the Zombie Claus script which states that David Tennant plays both Santa and Zombie Claus.

Evening Standard reports that both David Tennant and Richard II are on 2013 Most Sought After Theatre Tickets List.

'Almost absurdly brilliant' David Tennant is one of NewsDay's Most fascinating TV People Of 2013.

The Guardian lists Broadchurch at number 5 in their Best TV Of 2013.
The article includes 'The show was also smart in pairing two actors at the precise moment that they were about to be acknowledged as the leading male and female screen talents of their generation.'

The Hollywood Reporter has the details of Kevin Zegers character's backstory plus the RUMOUR of two Gracepoint showrunners (In Treatmentís Dan Futterman and Anya Epstein).
That article says that Gracepoint will be 8 episodes in length, although previously it was reported to be 10 and that was the figure that Chris Chibnall gave too at a panel two weeks ago.

Tonight at 9pm is the Swedish premiere of The Escape Artist episode one (with subtitles).

Tonight David Tennant plays the 49th performance of Richard II for The RSC at The Barbican in London at 7.15pm.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Monday 16th December 2013.


Monday 16th December 2013
Deadline reports that Kevin Zegers will play young reporter Owen Burke in Gracepoint.

David Tennant is quoted in an article in The Independent titled Tales Of Peter O'Toole.

A trailer for Dolphins: Spy in the Pod has been posted to YouTube.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

The latest issue of the Stage Management Association magazine has a photo of David Tennant on the front cover.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Stuff (in New Zealand) choose Broadchurch (and Doctor Who) for its Top 10 Upcoming TV Shows in 2014.

Today Elliot Barnes-Worrel tweeted that they did a refresher run of the understudy performance of Richard II. He wrote 'It's exciting to see the cast mix up the roles and play it differently.'

Kink to full size version of our collage for the first week of photos of David Tennant signing at the stage door at The Barbican.

David Tennant signing at the stage door at The Barbican

TV Wise interviews Tanya Franks and asks about Broadchurch. She said that she does not know if she is in Series Two yet or not.

The Telegraph describes Richard II as 'magnificant and says 'David Tennant a captivating, enigmatic, quixotic king' in an article about illness in theatre audiences.

Broadchurch is #4 in Digital Spy's Top TV Shows of 2013 too.

Broadchurch is on Yahoo TV's 20 Best Shows of 2013 and it says 'David Tennant and Olivia Colman are superb.'

According to a ITV Text Santa eBay auction, Series 2 of Broadchurch is scheduled to start shooting between 26th May and 20th June, although it does say that it may be subject to change.

Starting tonight, this week Radio Four Extra are repeating A Night With A Vampire Series Two at 6.45pm and again at 12.45am.

This week David Tennant and the cast play performances 48 - 55 of Richard II at The Barbican Centre. This includes a matinee on Sunday.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Sunday 15th December 2013.


Sunday 15th December 2013
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Absolute Radio have posted to their Facebook page a contest to win tickets to the Zombie Claus panto next Friday.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

A video of David Tennant signing at the stage door last night has been posted to YouTube.

Photos of David Tennant signing at the stage door last night (he didn't sign after the matinee) have been posted to Flickr.

The Day Of The Doctor will be repeated on BBC Three at 7pm next Sunday (22nd).

The auction on eBay for a card created by David Tennant in aid of the MS charity came to a close yesterday with a winning bid of £455 after 47 bids.
A photo of the drawing and authentication was posted to Twitter.

Tonight Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide (featuring David Tennant interview clips) is on BBC Three at 7pm.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Saturday 14th December 2013.


Saturday 14th December 2013
The David Tennant Daily Photo.

Both Broadchurch and The Escape Artist are in Custard TV's Best TV Of 2013. They also use the phrase 'David Tennant was possibly THE actor of 2013.'

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Episode 3 of Series Two of Believe It! (which premieres on Wednesday 25th December on BBC Radio Four at 11.30am) is called Danger Man and David Tennant voices Old Murray / Marcos.

A photo of David Tennant signing at the stage door last night has been posted to Twitter and a set of 50 photos from that set are on Flickr.

A video of David Tennant signing at the stage door last night has been posted to YouTube.

A photo of David Tennant at the stage door yesterday has been posted to Twitter.

Tonight David Tennant plays the 47th performance of Richard II for The RSC at The Barbican in London at 7.15pm.

Today David Tennant plays the 46th performance (a matinee) of Richard II for The RSC at The Barbican in London at 2pm.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Friday 13th December 2013.


Friday 13th December 2013
BBC America will air a Farewell To Matt Smith (with contributions from Doctor Who cast and crew including David Tennant) on 25th December at 8pm. A trailer has been added to YouTube.

The Telegraph lists David Tennant as one of the actors who does both stage and TV 'immaculately.'

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Metro gives Richard II 4 stars in its review and mentions there are 'many splendid things about the RSCís production.'

Times Colonist has an article about Gracepoint being filmed in the Greater Victoria area of Canada.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

BlogtorWho reports that David Tennant's Tenth Doctor is in the latest issue of the Doctor Who Figurine Collection.

The RSC website has some photos from last night's post show party at The Barbican for the London Press Night of Richard II.
Direct links to photos of David are here and here.

OfficialLondonTheatre.co.uk's review of Richard II includes 'Then there is Tennant. While Richardís power diminishes, the actor only grows stronger, evoking the playís poetry through both the fluidity of his movements and the compelling nature of his speeches in which he takes every rhyming couplet and places it centre stage with effortless delivery.'

The Escape Artist is Copenhagen Post Pick Of The Week. The drama airs on Tuesday to Thursday on STV4 at 9pm.

Evening Standard's 4 star review of Richard II starts with 'David's mercurial central turn in this knotty play offers a timely reminder of that, as does his accomplished delivery of some of the most exquisite poetry in all of Shakespeare. "I wasted time, and now doth time waste me" is, for my money, the most haunting line in the histories and Tennant doesn't waste a syllable.'

The Richard II review by Sardines Magazine concludes with 'Tennant struts, cries, sneers throws himself on the ground, derides, comforts and looks magnificent when lowered enthroned on a traverse gantry. It is a remarkable performance which will undoubtedly go down in the annals of theatre history.'

The Day Of The Doctor is repeated tonight on BBC America at 8pm and again at 11pm.

The Londonist review of Richard II says 'It is, quite simply, brilliant. '

A 3 star review of Richard II from What's On Stage concludes with 'his is a beautifully clear rendition of Shakespeare's most poetic play: the verse is superbly handled with some judicially sprinkled comic touches, but while there are some superb central performances, it never quite gets to the heart of the central question of what it means to be a king.'

A Herald Scotland article about BBC funding cites 'The Broadchurch defence.'

The Arts Desk review of Richard II has the sub-title 'David Tennant reasserts his Shakesperean credentials with a fine Richard II. But this is more than a one-man show.'

Doctor Who News reports that a TARDIS app has been released.

Page 11 of Evening Standard yesterday had an advert for Richard II at The Barbican.

The Upcoming has a 5 star review of Richard II which includes 'David Tennant shines.'

Stratford Observer has an article about the Richard II Music and Speeches CD.

The Telegraph lists Broadchurch at the top of its Ten Best TV Shows of 2013, plus the page has a poll to vote.
That page also has a Richard II advert on it about the £10 stalls seats at The Barbican.

Several cast members tweeted about the Press Night at The Barbican last night:
Miranda Nolan - 'An electric press night tonight of #RSCRichardII @BarbicanCentre well done to everyone involved.'
Sam Marks - 'Just got in from press night of #RichardII @TheRSC. So proud to be in it and of everyone involved. We smashed it.'
Nigel Lindsay - 'Press Night & I've just been hit in the balls by a severed head. Not many people have said that sentence in their lives.'

BAFTA Scotland website has more photos of David Tennant there on 17th November.

The Mirror's review of Richard II includes ''Tennant's performance is magnificent.'

Tonight David Tennant plays the 45th performance of Richard II for The RSC at The Barbican in London at 7.15pm.

Richard II Backstage Tours of The Barbican start today.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Thursday 12th December 2013.


Thursday 12th December 2013
The Mirror's Best Christmas 2013 Movies on Netflix, LoveFilm and on TV includes Nativity 2 Danger In The Manger!

Tony Woodcocks, President of New England Conservatory of Music, 20 Top Picks for 2013 include mentions of David in The Day Of The Doctor and Richard II in The Huffington Post.

The List chooses The Escape Artist as one of its Best DVDs For Christmas.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The Guardian TV critic places The Day Of The Doctor at #27 in The Best TV Shows Of 2013.

The RSC have sent an email to say there is a misprint on their Richard II tickets with regard to Stalls Left or Stalls Right so advise people to check with Barbican Centre staff upon arrival at the theatre.

A video of David Tennant at the stage door last night has been posted to YouTube and some screencaps from it are on Flickr.

Following a meeting with the producers last night, one of the city's councillors Michelle Kirby tweeted to us that Gracepoint will be filmed in Oak Bay, British Columbia in Canada.
Although some parts may be filmed in California according to earlier reports, Oak Bay will be 'the face' of Gracepoint as West Bay was for Broadchurch.
Filming will take place between January and May 2014.

Tonight David Tennant plays the Press Night (and 44th performance) of Richard II for The RSC at The Barbican in London at 7pm.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Wednesday 11th December 2013.


Wednesday 11th December 2013
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Radio Times reports that the Zombie Claus panto by Absolute Radio will start at 8am on Friday 20th December and that David Tennant 'will appear in a full Zombie costume!'

A MP3 of Series Two Episode One (called Victor) has been added to the Believe It! webpage. In this episode David Tennant voices Mickey Mouse!

At the Director's Talk for Richard II today Greg Doran said that David Tennant had exclaimed to him about how much easier it is to play at The Barbican Centre compared to in Stratford as all the audience are just on one side and not three!
Greg also said that each afternoon various members of the cast have been rehearsing in the theatre to tweak the play slightly to adapt to the proscenium arch ready for Press Night tomorrow.

The Huffington Post have chosen the reveal of who killed Danny Latimer in Broadchurch as the Most Dramatic TV Moment of 2013.
The Politician's Husband is listed #11 and The Day Of The Doctor was number 9.

Broadchurch is one of the programmes listed in RadioTimes poll for Best TV Show of 2013.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

Richard II is currently winning the What's On Stage Award for Best Regional Production with 30% of the vote.
This is the link to vote.

Sydney Morning Herald gives the filmed version of Richard II 3.5 stars and describes it as a 'rich and vivid transcription.'

A video of David Tennant at the stage door last night after Richard II has been posted to YouTube.

Enstars compares Broadchurch with similar how they think Gracepoint will be.

The Times (behind a paywall) article about Broadchurch mentions the connections to Thomas Hardy as revealed by Chris Chibnall.

Tonight David Tennant plays the 43rd performance of Richard II for The RSC at The Barbican in London at 7.15pm.

Today Greg Doran does the Directors Talk at 5.15pm for Richard II at The Barbican in London.

The second series of Believe It! starts today on BBC Radio Four at 11.30am. This episode is called Victor and David voices Mickey Mouse.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Tuesday 10th December 2013.


Tuesday 10th December 2013
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Wow! We've passed 260,000 followers on Twitter!

David Tennant will play Zombie Santa in the Absolute Radio Christmas Panto on Friday 20th December.
The website has a competition to win tickets to watching the recording, plus they have a poster for the panto online here.

Broadchurch on BBC America is one of Huffington Post's Best TV Of 2013.

Broadcast lists David Tennant at #7 in their list of Top TV Talent For 2013.
Olivia Colman is #1, Mel and Sue (from Great British Bake-off) are #2 and Peter Capaldi is #3.
The description about David in the article is:
'David Tennant has come a long way since he attracted the attention of Russell T Davies, who cast him as the impish, energetic, eponymous hero in Red Productionsí Casanova in 2005. The gangly Scot has made some inspired project choices Ė this year alone heís starred in Broadchurch, Spies Of Warsaw, The Politicianís Husband and The Escape Artist, with a brief nod to his fortune-maker in Doctor Whoís anniversary special The Day Of The Doctor. Reprising his role in the US remake of Broadchurch may signify the next stage of his career if audiences succumb to his boyish charm as entirely as we Brits seem to.'

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

Details about a David Tennant stage door photo collage project we are starting.

On The Barbican Centre website Sarah Hemming speaks to Gregory Doran about Richard II and The RSC's upcoming 3 year partnership.

David Knox from the Australian TV Blog site TV Tonight lists Broadchurch as #3 in his Top 5 Shows Of 2013.

A video of David Tennant signing at the stage door last night after Richard II has been posted to YouTube.
Photos from the video have been posted to Twitter here, here and here.

The differences between staging Richard II at The Barbican compared to in Stratford-upon-Avon.

The Los Angeles Times has an article and clip from Doctor Who Behind The Lens with David Tennant and Billie Piper talking about their return ro the programme.

Tonight David Tennant plays the 42nd performance of Richard II for The RSC at The Barbican in London. It starts at 7.15pm.

Today six of the How To Train Your Dragon series of audiobooks (read by David Tennant) are released on CD in US.

The Day Of The Doctor is released today on DVD and Blu-ray in the US.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Monday 9th December 2013.


Monday 9th December 2013
Tonight Elliot Barnes-Worrel (the Groom) tweeted 'Just finished night one @BarbicanCentre #RSCRichardII New audience new vibes. Good show.'

A screencap of David Tennant from the new Doctor Who 50th anniversary interview has been posted to Twitter.

The BBC Doctor Who website has posted a new video of Matt Smith and David Tennant talking about the differences in their Doctors.


The David Tennant Daily Photo.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

There will be a new soprano tonight in Richard II as Alex Saunders replaces Anna Bolton.

Stratford Observer reports that David Tennant's crown in Richard II will be kept in The RSC Collection and not available for hire after the run.

Richard II is listed as one of What's On Stage Theatre Openings this week.

The RSC website has a blog item about teacher and student reactions to the Richard II schools broadcast and Q&A.

Polar Bear Spy On The Ice will be shown on 23rd December at 8pm on BBC Four with a Director's Cut version on 1st Jan at 11.55am on BBC One.

Last night David Tennant attended Sandra Dickinson's 3 Nick's Charity Cook Off in aid of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. The three Nick's were Nik Kershaw, Nick Beggs and Nick Heyward.

Broadchurch is named in the Top 10 Drama In 2013 list in the Sydney Morning Herald overview of the ratings this year in Australia.

David Tennant opens in Richard II for The RSC at The Barbican in London tonight.
This is the 41st performance and starts at 7.15pm.
They play three preview performances before the Press Night on Thursday.

Today 4-disc 50th Anniversary Collection of Doctor Who music is released.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Sunday 8th December 2013.


Sunday 8th December 2013
Most of the railway stations in London now have posters for Richard II at The Barbican. Apparently there are even posters as far away as Portsmouth railway station (on the south coast)! Posters have been on the tube for several weeks now.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide (featuring David Tennantinterview clips) will premiere on BBC Three on Sunday 15th December at 7pm.

Deleted scenes from Broadchurch (which are available on the DVD and Blu-ray) has been uploaded to VK.com.

Olivia Colman is one of The Observer's Faces Of 2013 and discusses Broadchurch in her interview.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Saturday 7th December 2013.


Saturday 7th December 2013

David Tennant

Tonight on The Jonathan Ross Show, Olivia Colman said how lovely David Tennant was to work with on Broadchurch and also how they used to race each other to the set.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

Another detailed review of Richard II (which contains SPOLIERS if you haven't seen the production) has been posted to Shakespeareances.com.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

An extensive David Tennant video interview about The Escape Artist has been posted to VK.com.
Screencaps from the video are posted here, here and here.

A photo of David Tennant, Matt Smith, John Hurt, Billie Piper and Jenna Colman from The Day Of The Doctor DVD cover has been posted to Twitter.

Page 22 of the BBC Films brochure has a page about What We Did On Our Holiday. A screencap of the page has been posted to Twitter.

Daily Mail has an article about the David Tennant narrated Dolphins - Spy In The Pod.

At 10.45pm tonight Olivia Colman is a guest on The Jonathan Ross Show on ITV and discusses Broadchurch.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Friday 6th December 2013.


Friday 6th December 2013
Hank Stuever from The Washington Post has choosen Broadchurch as one of his Best TV Shows of 2013.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Deleted Scenes and bloopers from Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger! has also been posted to YouTube.

Behind the scenes of Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger! has been posted to YouTube.

Richard II at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon has been nominated for the Best Regional Production Award at the What's On Stage Awards.
The other nominations are:
Macbeth - at the Manchester International Festival
My Fair Lady - at Sheffield Crucible
The Prodigals - at the Belgrade, Coventry
To Sir, With Love - at the Royal & Derngate, Northampton and on tour
Voting is now open at this link.
Voting closes on Friday 31st January and the winners will be announced at a ceremony on Sunday 23rd February.

A very detailed account of The RSC Richard II (which contains SPOILERS) has been posted to Wordpress.

Stuff (in New Zealand) has a 4.5 star review of the Blu-ray of The Day Of The Doctor.

Today is the second day of Richard II tech rehearsals at The Barbican in London.

Today Watch starts a new repeat of Series Three of Doctor Who.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Thursday 5th December 2013.


Thursday 5th December 2013
The Guardian article about Downton Abbey and Broadchurch helping to revive ITV1 fortunes as the channel achieves its first audience share increase in 23 years.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

Olivia Colman will be a guest on The Jonathan Ross Show on Saturday on ITV at 10.45pm and, according to an item in Radio Times, it seems Broadchurch will be discussed.

ScreenDaily reports that The Day Of The Doctor took $10m globally in cinemas.

Digital Spy reports that Ronan Keating will provide the singing voice of Postman Pat in the movie which is expected to be released on 23rd May.

It is not announced yet who will narrate it but the BBC has commissioned a new series called W1A as a follow-up to Twenty Twelve with some of the same cast such as Hugh Bonnerville and Jessica Hynes.

A (new to us!) video of David Tennant talking about Christmas, school memories, improvisation etc at last year's Nativity 2 premiere has been posted to YouTube.


Today Richard II tech rehearsals start at The Barbican in London.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again audiobook (read by David Tennant) is released in the UK today.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Wednesday 4th December 2013.


Wednesday 4th December 2013
The Washington Times chooses its Top Ten Doctor Who episodes (including several with David Tennant).

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The Telegraph asks if this is a Golden Age For Shakespeare (including David Tennant in Richard II)?

David Tennant will star in the second series of Richard Wilson's radio comedy Believe It!
It starts at 11.30am on Wednesday 11th December on BBC Radio Four.

Earthflight will be repeated between Christmas and New Year on BBC Two starting on Boxing Day.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

Today Jake Mann confirmed that tech rehearsals for Richard II start tomorrow in The Barbican.

There is currently an auction on eBay for a card created by David Tennant in aid of the MS charity.
It is currently at £10 after two bids and it ends on 14th December.
A photo of the drawing and authentication has been posted to Twitter.

Richard II has become the third alternative content to take more than £1 million at the UK box office. The other two are Behind The Audience and The Day Of The Doctor (also starring David!).

The Day Of The Doctor is released in Australia today:
DVD link
Blu-ray link

The theme of the Absolute Radio panto on 20th December will be ZombieClaus! They describe it as Zombies + Santa Claus = ZombieClaus.

Deadline reports that Kevin Rankin (from Breaking Bad) will play vicar Paul Coates and Virginia Kull (from The Following) has been cast as Beth in the US Broadchurch remake, Gracepoint.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Tuesday 3rd December 2013.


Tuesday 3rd December 2013
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Richard II is Time Out's Show Of The Week. A photo of the article has been posted to Twitter.

Dolphins Spy In The Pod will premiere on Thursday 2nd January at 8pm on BBC One.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

Doctor Who BBC website has a The Day Of The Doctor fun quiz.

BroadwayWorldUK has an interview with Jane Lapotaire about Richard II.

Doctor Who News reports that The Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff has now opened its The Day Of The Doctor exhibit.

The Telegraph chooses Doctor Who Complete Box-Set Series 1 - 7 as one of its top Christmas TV box-sets.

Today Absolute Radio announced that Shane Richie will join David Tennant in this year's Breakfast Show Pantomime on 20th December.

TVShowsOnDVD has the details of the extras on the US version of The Day Of The Doctor DVD and Blu-ray which is released next Tuesday.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Monday 2nd December 2013.


Monday 2nd December 2013
David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

Olivia Colman has been nominated for the Actress in Series Drama Award at the International Press Academy Awards for her role in Broadchurch for when it was screened on BBC America. The winners will be announced in January.

The Guardian reports that The Day Of The Doctor generated a record of nearly 1.3 million iPlayer requests in the 24 hours after broadcast which eclipses the previous high of the Olympics opening ceremony.

WhovianNet has the details about a 4-disc 50th Anniversary Collection of Doctor Who music which will be released on Monday 9th December.

Kasterborus has the details about Doctor Who: The Ultimate Limited Edition Collectorís Box. It consists of 11 CDs (one for each Doctor).

Background facts about The Day Of The Doctor are behind today's door on the BBC Doctor Who advent calendar.

Broadcast Now (behind a paywall) reports that The Day Of The Doctor was the most watched drama of 2013 so far and is the second most watched programme of the year.

Richard II Backstage Tours of The Barbican start on Friday 13th December.

Absolute Radio have posted an audio clip from when it was announced that David Tennant would be the star of this years Breakfast Panto. The clip includes an amusing phone call from David!

David Tennant will star in the Absolute Radio pantomime again this year with Christian O'Connell. The pantomime is on Friday 20th December amd will be at the Soho Theatre in London in front of an invited audience.

Before each performance and during the interval of Richard II at the The Barbican there will be a Costume Craft exhibition for people watching the play.
The exhibition will show how a costume is made and maintained by the RSCís Costume Department, from first fitting to final performance and is drawn from the RSCís In Stitches exhibition in Stratford-upon-Avon.
Entrance is via Theatre Upper Circle Left doors, next to Advance Box Office.

The Day Of The Doctor is released in the UK today:
DVD link
Blu-ray link

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Sunday 1st December 2013.


Sunday 1st December 2013
David Tennant narrating Dolphins Spy In The Pod is one of Radio Times Christmas highlights.

The David Tennant Daily Photo.

The new David Tennant photo from Richard II in the new exhibition of Simon Annand's The Half has been posted to Twitter.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The final rating for The Day Of The Doctor in the UK was that it was watched by 12.8 million (not including repeats or online). This made it the number one television show of the week.
The Day Of The Doctor is also the second most watched television show in the UK in 2013 so far (not including repeats).
The Day Of The Doctor was the most watched episode of Matt Smith's era of Doctor Who.
Doctor Who News has more info about The Day Of The Doctor ratings including the fact that it was the most accessed programme for November on iPlayer.

Watch starts a new repeat of Series Three of Doctor Who on Friday 6th December.

BBC website has an article about Simon Annand's The Half exhibition. (However the photo of David Tennant is from The Rivals not the new Richard II picture.)

As well as worldwide figures previously reported Express reports that The Day Of The Doctor also took £200,000 in Germany. (Be warned that the article contains SPOILERS for the Christmas Day episode.)

US TV Guide has a four-page Doctor Who spread.

The Day Of The Doctor is available to download from iTunes from today - UK (£4.99) and US ($7.99) links.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Saturday 30th November 2013.



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