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Sunday 27th September 2020
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DuckTales Season Three to resume broadcast in Canada on Disney Channel next Sunday (4th October).

Broadcast dates announced for Des in Ireland and New Zealand.
Ireland will broadcast the first episode of Des on Virgin Media One at 10pm on Monday 5th October with the subsequent episodes broadcast on Monday 12th and Monday 19th October.
The documentary The Real 'Des': The Dennis Nilsen Story will be broadcast on Monday 5th October at 11pm and is narrated by David Tennant.
In New Zealand all three episodes of the series will be made available on TVNZ On Demand on Thursday 8th October.

An interview with David Tennant and Alex Kingston is included in the latest Big Finish podcast about the Doctor Who audio release with the Tenth Doctor and River Song in November.
That section starts at about 43 minutes.

Des plays at Zurich Film Festival in Lagerstrasse, Zurich at 1.15pm today in Kosmos 4.


Saturday 26th September 2020
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Friday 25th September 2020
Merchandise is now available from David Tennant Does A Podcast With...

Variety has reported that Around The World In 80 Days will restart production next month in Romania before moving to South Africa.
The article also has a slightly different production photo.

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The fifth series of Believe It! premieres on BBC Radio Four today.
The first episode is titled Brand but David Tennant does not appear in this episode.


Thursday 24th September 2020
David Tennant to feature in a short film for Sarah Maple's Nazi Sexy Shark Show exhibition in London.
The movie will be part of the exhibit at Jealous East Gallery from Thursday 1st October until Sunday 18th October.

David Tennant Daily Photo.

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David Tennant Daily News Digest for Wednesday 23rd September 2020 (5 items).


Wednesday 23rd September 2020
David Tennant to narrate the second series of The Children's Hospital.
The 8 part series will premiere on BBC Scotland at 8pm on Wednesday 7th October.
It will be available on BBC iPlayer for people to watch in other parts of the UK.

David Tennant wins the Best Actor Award for Good Omens at the Scottish Comedy Awards 2020.

David Tennant Daily Photo.

It may be removed at some point but currently the documentary The Real 'Des': The Dennis Nilsen Story is available on YouTube.

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David Tennant Daily News Digest for Friday 18th to Tuesday 22nd September 2020 (26 items).


Tuesday 22nd September 2020
Des will stream in the US and Canada from Thursday 15th October.
The remaining two episodes will stream on the following two Thursdays.

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The first episode of Des had a consolidated figure of 10.9 million viewers (that was 9.6m excluding non-television and repeats) so was ITV's biggest new drama launch since Wild At Heart in 2006.
It also makes it the biggest new drama launch on any channel this year.

A clip from David Tennant Does A Podcast With... Tim Minchin has been posted online.

A new episode of David Tennant Does A Podcast With... was released today.
This week David chats with Tim Minchin.


Monday 21st September 2020
A new promo photo for David Tennant Does A Podcast With...Tim Minchin (which will be released tomorrow) has been posted online.

David Tennant Daily Photo.

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Radio Times reports that David Tennant has been named the most popular Doctor in Doctor Who in a poll of 50,000 fans.

DuckTales Season Three resumes today in the US with the episode The Phantom And The Sorceress!

Staged has its Australian premiere tonight on ABC Comedy.


Sunday 20th September 2020
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More photos of David Tennant on the set of Des have been posted online.


Saturday 19th September 2020
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The cover art for the DVD and Blu-ray of Des in the UK has been updated with reviews/stars.

A great photo of David Tennant on the set of Des with Daniel Mays has been posted online.


Friday 18th September 2020
A video of the making of Des has been posted to YouTube.

A great photo of David Tennant on the set of Des with Jason Watkins has been posted online.

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A photo of David Tennant and director Lewis Arnold on the set of Des has been posted online.

Link to ITV Hub to watch The Real 'Des': The Dennis Nilsen Story.
The link is only valid in the UK.

The Real 'Des': The Dennis Nilsen Story last night was watched by 3.1m (19.9%) so it was the most popular show on television in that slot which is very impressive for a documentary.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th September 2020 (26 items).


Thursday 17th September 2020
The overnight figures for the three episodes of Des were:
Monday - 5.4m (31.7%)
Tuesday - 4.8m (27.0%)
Wednesday - 5.2m (29.0%)

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5.2 million watched the third and final episode of Des on ITV last night which was a massive 29% of those people watching television at that time.
The episode had a peak of almost 6 million.

A lovely tweet by director Lewis Arnold about David Tennant in Des has been posted online.

Link to ITV Hub to watch all three episodes of Des.
The link is only valid in the UK.

Tonight David Tennant narrates a documentary titled The Real 'Des': The Dennis Nilsen Story.
The one hour documentary premieres on ITV at 9pm.

Beatrix Potter: The Complete Tales is released today in the UK.


Wednesday 16th September 2020

The first poster of David Tennant from Around The World In 80 Days

Staged is now available on Hulu in the US.

A clip from tonight's concluding episode of Des has been posted online.

The first photo (and poster) of David Tennant from Around The World In 80 Days has been posted online.
It was announced today that filming will resume in South Africa in 'one month.'

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4.8 million watched the second episode of Des on ITV last night.
So far almost 7 million people have watched the first episode in total (this is on television or on ITV Hub).

Link to ITV Hub to watch the second episode of Des. The link is only valid in the UK.

The third and final episode of Des premieres on ITV tonight.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Sunday 13th to Tuesday 15th September 2020 (26 items).


Tuesday 15th September 2020
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David Tennant will return to Doctor Who for a nine part audio adventure called Dalek Universe for Big Finish.
It will be released in April 2021.
The link includes a clip from the audio.

Des was watched by an average of 5.4 million last night which made it the biggest drama launch on ITV since Cleaning Up in 2019.

A clip from David Tennant Does A Podcast With... Cush Jumbo has been posted online.

Link to ITV Hub to watch the first episode of Des. The link is only valid in the UK.

David Tennant has been nominated for the Best Actor Award for Des (even though it only started last night) in the TV Times/ What's On TV Awards.
There She Goes is also nominated for the Best Comedy Award.
Link to vote.
Voting ends on Tuesday 6th October.

Metro also gives Des 5 stars in its review. It includes the line 'David Tennant gave us a version of Nilsen that was both plausible and abominable.'

The Times (behind a paywall) has awarded 5 stars to Des in its review which includes 'Not until I saw the videos (available on YouTube) of the serial killer Dennis Nilsen being interviewed in prison did I realise how brilliant David Tennant's performance is in Des.'

The Independent also gives Des 4 stars in its review which includes the comment 'David Tennant plays Nilsen, the latest effort in Tennant's attempt to prove no actor is more versatile.'

The Guardian gives Des a 4 star review which has the title 'David Tennant excels as a perfectly ordinary serial killer.'

The second episode of Des premieres on ITV tonight.

A new episode of David Tennant Does A Podcast With... was released today.
This week David chats with Cush Jumbo.

The first episode of Des premieres on Stan in Australia today.


Monday 14th September 2020
Due to the sensitive topic of the drama and out of respect for the families of Nilsen's victims, we have made the decision not to post screencaps of David Tennant in Des as we feel it would be inappropriate.


A promo clip by David Tennant to promote David Tennant Does A Podcast With... Cush Jumbo (which is released tomorrow) has been posted online.

The first chance to hear David Tennant and Alex Kingston in the trailer for Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor and River Song has been posted online.

A new clip of David Tennant in Des has been posted online.

David Tennant Daily Photo.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The play Good has been rescheduled to Wednesday 21st April 2021 until Saturday 17th July.
The Press Night will be on Tuesday 27th April and the play has been moved to the Harold Pinter Theatre, London.
It will run for 12 weeks instead of the original 10.
Current ticket holders will be given priority access to the new dates before they are made available to the public. Point of purchase companies will be in touch with existing ticket holders and additional seats will be made available to the public at 10am on Monday 12th October.

The first episode of Des premieres on ITV tonight.

This Morning (which is on ITV from 10am to 12.30pm) will include a behind the scenes look at the filming of Des.

David Tennant rang into Christian O'Connell's radio show in Australia today. A link to listen to his call has been posted online.


Sunday 13th September 2020
David Tennant Daily Photo.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Friday 11th and Saturday 12th September 2020 (9 items).


Saturday 12th September 2020
David Tennant Daily Photo.

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MP3 of the interview with David Tennant on BBC Front Row about Des.


Friday 11th September 2020
David Tennant will be a guest on Front Row on BBC Radio Four tonight at 7pm to discuss playing serial killer Dennis Nilsen in Des.

Financial Times gives Des five stars in its review.
The title of the review is 'David Tennant is menacing as a narcissistic serial killer in ITV's Des.'

On Monday (14th September) This Morning will include a behind the scenes look at Des.

Des will play at this years Zurich Film Festival and at Cologne Film Festival.
Des will screen at Kosmos in Lagerstrasse, Zurich on: Sunday 27th September at 1.15pm in Kosmos 4
Saturday 3rd October at 1pm in Kosmos 5
Des will screen at Cologne Film Festival on Tuesday 6th October from 6.30pm at Cineplex Filmpalast 5.

David Tennant Daily Photo.

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David Tennant Daily News Digest for Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th September 2020 (10 items).


Thursday 10th September 2020
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The Guardian has an interview with David Tennant about Des which includes a quote from him "It's not impossible to imagine someone like Nilsen doing something similar today."

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Deadline reports that Staged has been bought by streaming service Hulu in the US.
Rainmaker Content has now also closed deals with Shout! Studios (for North Africa), ABC (for Australian television) and Huanxi Media Group (in China).
The dates the six part series will be available has not been announced yet.

The cover art for the DVD and Blu-ray in the UK for Des has been posted online.


Wednesday 9th September 2020
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Radio Times has another new clip of David Tennant from Des.

The Scottish Sun has a new clip of David Tennant from Des.

A clip of David Tennant reading for the 500 Words: Black Lives Matter audiobook has been posted online.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Monday 7th and Tuesday 8th September 2020 (7 items).


Tuesday 8th September 2020
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The List has a four star review of 'compulsive' Des which includes the phrase 'Tennant is on fine form.'

There are photos (of varying sizes) of David Tennant on the cover of several more television listings magazines today. Most include interviews inside about Des too:
TV Times
TV Choice
TV And Satellite week

A clip from David Tennant Does A Podcast With... Dan Levy has been posted online.

Des to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray in the UK on Monday 12th October.

A new episode of David Tennant Does A Podcast With... is released.
This week David chats with Dan Levy.


Monday 7th September 2020

David Tennant on the cover of Radio Times

A new video of David Tennant from Des has been posted online.

Unfortunately David Tennant didn't win the Best Actor Award at the TV Choice Awards as Martin Clunes won for Doc Martin.

David Tennant is on the cover of the issue of Radio Times which is published tomorrow.
The magazine also contains an interview with him about Des.
The cover has been posted online.


A video from David Tennant promoting David Tennant Does A Podcast With... Dan Levy (which is released tomorrow) has been posted online.

David Tennant Daily Photo.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

The winners of the TV Choice Awards will be announced online at 7pm tonight.
David Tennant is one of the finalists for the Best Actor Award for Deadwater Fell.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September 2020 (7 items).


Sunday 6th September 2020
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As well as the premiere of Des on ITV on Monday 14th to Wednesday 16th September, each episode will be repeated on the same channel each evening at around 11.45pm.


Saturday 5th September 2020
David Tennant to star in the fifth series of Believe It!
The new series starts on BBC Radio Four on Friday 25th September.

David Tennant Daily Photo.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Interview with David Tennant by The Times about Des.
A quote from David in the interview is "Des isn’t a thriller. This isn’t Silence of the Lambs. This isn’t a whodunnit. It’s a warning. It’s a salutary tale of what human beings are capable of."

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Friday 4th September 2020 (6 items).


Friday 4th September 2020
Another new photo of David Tennant from Des has been posted online.

The short movie Heart To Heart is included in the Encounters Film Festival 2020 which streams online from Friday 18th September until Sunday 11th October.

David Tennant Daily Photo.

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Radio Times reports that extended episodes of Staged are available on Netflix in the UK from today.
The shorter versions are still available on the iPlayer (in the UK only).

A new photo of David Tennant from Des has been posted online.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Thursday 3rd September 2020 (8 items).


Thursday 3rd September 2020
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Digital Spy has the first review of Des.
The comment about David is:
'David Tennant's performance is at the centre of the drama and will leave you captivated and unnerved in equal measure.'

Another new photo of David Tennant from the drama Des has been posted online.

BT.com has a new interview with David Tennant where he says he first heard about the drama Des when he was filming the third series of Broadchurch in 2016.
The interview also includes a quote from David ""As a society we have to try to understand why this happened and how to not have it happen again."

A slightly different new photo of David Tennant from Des has been posted online.

A new trailer for Des has been posted online.
This was to announce that the drama will premiere in Australia on Tuesday 15th September.

A new photo of David Tennant from Des.

David Tennant Daily News Digest for Sunday 30th August to Wednesday 2nd September 2020 (21 items).

David Tennant from Des


Wednesday 2nd September 2020
The Sun has a new interview with David Tennant about Des and it says he even perfected his signature!
One quote from David in the article is "It's tricky to get the balance right - you don't want to slip into sensationalism."
The interview concludes with David saying "There is a story to be told about the victims and why people fall through the cracks of society. Plus, how Nilsen could murder so many men without being noticed."

David Tennant Daily Photo.

David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

David Tennant to narrate a documentary titled The Real 'Des': The Dennis Nilsen Story.
The one hour documentary will premiere on ITV on Thursday 17th September at 9pm.

The first Time Lord Victorious comic (Time Lord Victorious #1) is published in the UK and the US today.


Tuesday 1st September 2020
The video of the online Question And Answer with David Tennant, Jessica Hynes and the writers of There She Goes from Variety/BritBox last night has been posted online.

Two David Tennant Daily Photos today!
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The fifth and final episode of the second season of There She Goes is available on BritBox in the US today.

A new episode of David Tennant Does A Podcast With... is released.
This week David chats with Dame Judi Dench.


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