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October 2020
TV Zone reports that the three episodes of Des were the three most watched shows in the 28 day consolidated ratings for programmes shown between Monday 14th and Sunday 20th September.
They beat the show in fourth place (a soap opera) by 3.7 million.
The ratings were:
Des (Monday) - 11,948,490
Des (Wednesday) - 10,926,482
Des (Tueday) - 10,703,019
Coronation Street (Monday) - 7,022,685 Updated 24/10

Doctor Who: Adventures In Lockdown book to be published on Thursday 5th November.
The book includes the story The Secret of Novice Hame by Russell T Davies which features the Tenth Doctor.
2.25 of each copy of the book will go to BBC Children In Need. Updated 24/10

New York Times has a new interview with David Tennant.
It includes the quote 'Tennants portrayal of Nilsen was one of the most talked-about performances on British TV this fall.' Updated 14/10

Doctor Who Time Lord Victorious #2 comic is published today. Updated 7/10

A trailer for the Tenth and Thirteenth Doctor team-up (and Rose Tyler) from Titan Comics for the comic which will be published on Wednesday 18th November has been posted online. Updated 2/10

The first Time Lord Victorious book (The Knight, The Fool And The Dead) is published.
It is published in hardback and on Kindle in the UK and on Kindle in the US.
It will be published in hardback in the US on Sunday 29th November. Updated 1/10


September 2020
David Tennant won the Best Actor Award for the short movie Heart To Heart at the Loudoun Arts Film Festival in Leesburg, VA in the US.
The movie was nominated for the Best Narrative Short Award. Updated 29/9

TVZone reports that Des took the top 3 slots in the 7 day consolidated ratings for programmes shown between Monday 14th and Sunday 20th September 2020!
The figures were:
1. Des (Mon) - 9,951,906
2. Des (Wed) - 8,933,799
3. Des (Tue) - 8,705,936
The fourth slot was taken by a soap opera with 6.8 million (so almost 2 million less). Updated 28/9

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. Updated 25/9

Radio Times reports that David Tennant has been named the most popular Doctor in Doctor Who in a poll of 50,000 fans. Updated 21/9

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. Updated 15/9

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.' Updated 15/9

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.' Updated 15/9

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.' Updated 15/9

The Guardian gives Des a 4 star review which has the title 'David Tennant excels as a perfectly ordinary serial killer.' Updated 15/9

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.' Updated 11/9

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." Updated 10/9

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. Updated 10/9

The List has a four star review of 'compulsive' Des which includes the phrase 'Tennant is on fine form.' Updated 8/9

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 Updated 8/9

Unfortunately David Tennant didn't win the Best Actor Award at the TV Choice Awards as Martin Clunes won for Doc Martin. Updated 7/9

David Tennant on the cover of Radio Times

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. Updated 7/9

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. Updated 7/9

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." Updated 5/9

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). Updated 4/9

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.'

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." Updated 3/9

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." Updated 2/9

The first Time Lord Victorious comic (Time Lord Victorious #1) is published in the UK and the US today. Updated 2/9


August 2020
The Big Issue has a new interview with David Tennant to promote Des.
The interview has the title 'Lockdown has been a leveller.' Updated 31/8

David Tennant interview with The Telegraph about Des. Updated 28/8

Total Film Magazine has an interview with David Tennant about Des. Updated 21/8

Global News has an interview with David Tennant 'on the joy and awfulness of parenting in There She Goes.' Updated 18/8

David Tennant is on the cover of the September issue of Candis Magazine. Updated 6/8


July 2020
Variety reports the broadcast of Around The World In Eighty Days 'has now been put back a year to Christmas 2021.'
The article also says:
'One episode (of eight) is in the bag and there are, theoretically, choices about which territory the globe-trotting drama returns to, with Romania, France and Italy among the scheduled locations of its episodically-planned shoot.
However, despite the country’s intensive lockdown due to many densely populated areas, producer Simon Crawford Collins reckons it has to be South Africa, where cameras first rolled at Cape Town Film Studios in February.
"There are so many unknowns everywhere else. We’re already relying on the goodwill of a big Netflix show going into the studio after us that uses the same construction manager. The cost of shutting down has been in the millions — we’ve had 24-hour security guards on our sets since February."
The series has more than 100 speaking parts and Slim Film+TV is in regular talks with the cast, including lead David Tennant, about their welfare and availability. According to Crawford Collins the one upside is that having enjoyed the experience prior to lockdown, everyone has a real determination to get back.
' Updated 17/7

ITV reports that The Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Richard II will be added to Brit Box in the UK from Thursday 23rd July. Updated 15/7

David Tennant is on one of the four Radio Times covers which are published today.
It is to promote a show which celebrates The NHS called Dear NHS Superstars.
The show premieres on BBC One on Thursday 23rd July.
David Tennant's cover has been posted online. Updated 14/7

David Tennant on the Radio Times cover

David Tennant is on one of the four Radio Times covers which are published tomorrow.
It is to promote a show which celebrates The NHS called Dear NHS Superstars.
The show premieres on BBC One on Thursday 23rd July.
David Tennant's cover has been posted online. Updated 13/7

Den Of Geek has a new interview (and a new photo) with David Tennant about There She Goes. Updated 9/7

The Guardian reports that David Tennant is one of the actors who has payed tribute to Patrick Stewart in celebration of his 80th birthday on Monday. Updated 9/7

Dear NHS: 100 Stories To Say Thank You book is published today which includes a contribution by David Tennant. Updated 9/7

More photos which were taken of David Tennant for The Guardian interview have been posted online. Updated 8/7

The Royal Shakespeare Company has announced David Tennant is one of the actors included in a new Talking Shakespeare project online on Mondays starting on 13th July.
The date of David's talk has not been announced yet. Updated 8/7

Radio Times reports a new Doctor Who audio story about David Tennant's Tenth Doctor (read by Jacob Dudman) will be released in December.
The story is titled The Minds Of Magnox and is part of the Time Lord Victorious series.
It will be available on CD and Digital Download from Thursday 3rd December and on vinyl from Friday 4th December. Updated 8/7

Radio Times has a new (short) interview with David Tennant about There She Goes. Updated 8/7

Photo of David Tennant from The Guardian interview

The Guardian has a new interview with David Tennant about There She Goes.
The interview includes a new photo of David which has been posted online. Updated 8/7

David Tennant has been short listed for the Best Actor Award in the TV Choice Awards for Deadwater Fell.
The other actors short listed are:
Martin Clunes (Doc Martin)
Stephen McGann (Call The Midwife)
Paul Mescal (Normal People)
Voting ends at midnight on Friday 17th July.
Link to vote. Updated 7/7

There She Goes is The Times Critics Choice for Thursday. Updated 5/7

There She Goes is one of iNews Top Ten Best Television Shows To Watch This Week. Updated 3/7

The Time Lord Victorious books are available to pre-order in the UK and the US.
Doctor Who: Time Lord Victorious #1 will be published on Wednesday 2nd September.
Doctor Who: The Knight, The Fool And The Dead is published on Thursday 1st October.
All Flesh Is Grass will be published on Thursday 10th December. Updated 3/7

At the Serie Series festival in France today it was announced that filming will soon resume on Around The World In 80 Days.
It was also announced that the broadcast of the 8 episode series will be delayed until 2021 (previously it was scheduled for late 2020). Updated 2/7

Interview with David Tennant about the second series of There She Goes.
The link also includes a new photo of David from the second series. Updated 1/7


June 2020
There's a small photo of the cast of There She Goes on the front cover of the new issue of TV Choice magazine. Updated 30/6

Radio Times has the full list of the Doctor Who releases for the Time Lord Victorious series.
David Tennant's Tenth Doctor appears in releases on Wednesday 2nd September, Thursday 1st October and Thursday 10th December. Updated 26/6

TVBlackBox reports that Inside The Children�s Hospital will have its Australian premiere on 10 on Saturday 11th July at 7pm.
This was originally broadcast with the title The Children's Hospital on BBC Scotland in 2019. Updated 19/6

Solzy At The Movies has an interview with Heart To Heart's director Lilah Vandenburgh and screenwriter IR Bell-Webb which includes how David Tennant became involved in the project. Updated 17/6

A new photo of David Tennant from The Sunday Times photoshoot in 2019 has been posted online. Updated 16/6

Evening Express has reported that David Tennant, Michael Sheen and Neil Gaiman won Radio Times Readers� Award for Good Omens at the first online Sandford St Martin Awards tonight.
The awards celebrates broadcasting about issues around faith and ethics and is usually held at Lambeth Palace (the official London residence of the Archbishop of Canterbury).
Michael Sheen provided an amusing acceptance speech in which he joked that his full-time job is now to be David Tennant's official spokesman! The clip has been posted online. Updated 11/6

The Stage gives Staged 5 stars in its review.
The review states 'Tennant and Sheen are excellent.' Updated 11/6

The Times also gives Staged 4 stars in its review. Updated 11/6

iNews gives Staged a 4 star review.
The review included 'It certainly helps to have David Tennant and Michael Sheen on board, both completely captivating.' Updated 11/6

A video of David Tennant (and David Beckham) reading Harry Potter Chapter Eleven Quidditch by J.K. Rowling has been posted online. Updated 10/6

David Tennant has been nominated for the Best Actor Award for Good Omens in the Scottish Comedy Awards 2020.
The winners will be announced on Tuesday 4th August.
Voting is only open to those who work in the Scottish Comedy Industry either as performers, writers, producers, promoters, production staff or similar. Updated 9/6

BBC Media Centre has released Question and Answers with David Tennant and Michael Sheen about Staged. Updated 9/6

David Tennant to host an online quiz on Monday 29th June.
The quiz will be via Zoom in aid of the charity the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust.
It has been organised by the restaurant Sam's Riverside and tickets are �25. Updated 9/6

Radio Times has a 4 star review of Staged.

David Tennant talks about Staged and the play Good to Radio Times.
In the same article Michael Sheen explains how he could have become the Tenth Doctor in Doctor Who. Updated 9/6

A photo of David Tennant and Michael Sheen is on the front cover of The Times Saturday Review for Staged which is also the Critic's Choice. Updated 6/6

The Times has a new interview with David Tennant and Michael Sheen about Staged (behind a paywall).
The interview says that they spent two weeks making the first episode, on spec, without pay. Then David says "We�ve done the last five episodes in about three weeks."
David also says about the play Good "As the months tick by there�s not an obvious solution as to how we will do a play in September but I don�t think we�ve quite given up yet." Updated 4/6

Radio Times has the first review of Staged.
It concludes with describing the comedy as 'a hilarious potter around the insecurities of the acting profession and the leads are terrific.'
A scan of the review has been posted online. Updated 3/6


May 2020
The winners of the Nebula Awards were announced overnight at an online event. The third episode of Good Omens (Hard times) won the Ray Bradbury Award For Screenwriting. Updated 31/5

The front page of The Telegraph today has a photo of David Tennant on it in regards to his upcoming BBC One television comedy Staged. Updated 30/5

The Scottish Sun has reported that David Tennant has been named 'Scotland's Greatest Ever Actor' by readers of The Times and The Sunday Times. Updated 30/5

Brief interview with David Tennant in Doctor Who Magazine about the new Big Finish audio drama. Updated 28/5

David Tennant has been nominated for the Best Actor Award for Deadwater Fell in the long-list of the 24th TV Choice Awards.
Also Criminal, Deadwater Fell and Good Omens are nominated for the Best New Drama Award.
Plus Spy In The Wild has been nominated for the Best Factual Show Award.
Voting ends at midnight on Friday 12th June.
Voting link. Updated 26/5

David Tennant has contributed to a book thanking the NHS.
The book is titled Dear NHS: 100 Stories To Say Thank You and will be available on Kindle and in hardcover on Thursday 9th July. Updated 22/5

The conclusion of Titan Comics Doctor Who Thirteenth and Tenth Doctors crossover story is published today. Updated 21/5

The first two Time Lord Victorious books are announced for the UK and the US.
The Knight, The Fool And The Dead will be published on Thursday 1st October and All Flesh Is Grass will be published on Thursday 10th December.
Both books will be available on both hardback and Kindle in the UK and on Kindle in the US. Updated 19/5

iNews has a lovely quote by Daniel Mays about filming Des:
"To sit opposite David Tennant and watch him work was spellbinding. I�ve only ever come out of a scene while acting twice: once on stage with Ben Whishaw in Mojo and once when watching David as Nilsen." Updated 14/5

The Edinburgh Reporter reports that STV has made Gracepoint available for people in the UK to watch. Updated 1/5


April 2020
Issue #551 of Doctor Who Magazine is published today with a photo of David Tennant on the cover.
The issue contains interviews with former showrunners Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat. Updated 30/4

The RSC has announced that David Tennant is one of the actors involved with their RSC Homework Help programme. Questions should be sent by email to HomeworkHelp@rsc.org.uk by Sunday 10th May.
Answers from The RSC actors on video and in writing will be shared on The RSC website from Monday 11th May. Updated 27/4

David Tennant on the cover of issue 551 of Doctor Who Magazine

Issue #551 of Doctor Who Magazine is published on Thursday (30/4) and has a photo of David Tennant on the cover.
The issue contains interviews with former showrunners Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat. Updated 27/4

In an article in The Times today about shows delayed due to Coronavirus, it says that Des will be screened on ITV in the autumn (as planned). Updated 11/4

Entertainment Weekly has a new interview with David Tennant about Deadwater Fell.
One quite from David is:
"Just when you thought you knew what kind of story you were in and what these characters were like and where you were headed, it would pull you in a different direction." Updated 6/4

TVInside has a new (short) interview with David Tennant which is mainly about Deadwater Fell.
David was also asked about how different shooting Around The World In 80 Days (which he was filming in South Africa at the time the interview was conducted).
David's reply was 'Today, we were on the Atlantis dunes in Cape Town, which are these endless rolling vistas of white sand. We've had camels. We've had things exploding. So far, it's been enormous fun. But yes, very different.' Updated 4/4

New York Times has a new interview with David Tennant.
The interview is titled 'David Tennant Craves Old English Dinners and Cigarettes After Sex.'
The sub-title is 'The band, that is. Tennant, whose mini-series Deadwater Fell arrives April 6, also puts Tim Minchin and Succession on his list of essentials.' Updated 2/4


March 2020
Doctor Who: The David Tennant Years An Episode Guide book is published today in paperback by Sonicbond Publishing. Updated 26/3

Hollywood Reporter reports David Tennant is one of the 13,000 people who have have signed the petition by Equity urging the government to pay during the Coronavirus crisis 80% of the wages of self-employed freelancers who make up a vast chunk of the creative sector. Updated 24/3

The Edinburgh Reporter reports that David Tennant and Arabella Weir are supporting The DARED Challenge � Do a Run Every Day in June.
It is a fundraising challenge to help vulnerable children in support of Circle Scotland. Updated 17/3

Deadline reports that, not surprisingly, filming on Around The World In 80 Days has suspended its South Africa shoot as a precaution against the Coronavirus crisis. Updated 17/3

Tonight's CAMEO Awards ceremony (and the associated London Book Fair) have been cancelled due to Coronavirus.
Two of David Tennant's projects (Good Omens and How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World) were nominated for CAMEO Awards. Updated 9/3

David Tennant's Tenth Doctor stars in the latest Doctor Who comic which was published today by Titan Comics. Updated 4/3


February 2020
The Press Night for Good will be Wednesday 14th October. Updated 11/2

David Tennant to return to the theatre in October in a revival of CP Taylor�s play Good at the Playhouse theatre.
The exact dates of the performances nor the length of the run has not been announced yet. Updated 11/2


January 2020
The writer of Deadwater Fell (Daisy Coulam) explains the ending of the drama to Radio Times.
The article contains SPOILERS (if you haven't watched the episode yet). Updated 31/1

C21 Media reports that Turner Latin America has licensed the rights to broadcast Deadwater Fell in their markets. Updated 29/1

The Telegraph gives the third episode of Deadwater Fell 5 stars in its review (which includes spoilers).
It describes the 4 part drama 'the standout TV drama of 2020 so far.' Updated 25/1

Deadwater Fell is iNews TV Pick Of The Day.
The article has a new photo of David Tennant (from the fourth episode). Updated 24/1

David Tennant sent a message of support to the Eilidh Brown Memorial Trust.
A news report about it has been posted online. Updated 21/1

Filming on Around The World In 80 Days is scheduled to start on Monday 24th February according to a press event in France today.
The 8 episode series will be filmed in Budapest (Hungary) and South Africa - 4 episodes in each place.
Previously it was announced that some filming would take place in Romania as well as South Africa. Updated 21/1

Spy In The Wild is Sunday Times Critics Choice for Wednesday. Updated 19/1

Daily Mail gives the first episode of Good Omens 5 stars in its review. Updated 16/1

Good Omens is the Television Pick Of The Day in most of the 'broadsheet' newspapers today:
The Guardian
The Times
iNews Updated 15/1

Good Omens script book is published in paperback in the UK today. Updated 15/1

The Arts Desk gives the first episode of Deadwater Fell 4 stars.
It describe the drama as 'Channel 4's Deadwater Fell is gripping, disturbing and leaves you needing more.' Updated 11/1

The Independent also gives the first episode of Deadwater Fell 4 stars.
It's review is titled 'Horrific drama starring David Tennant is gruelling to watch but hard to take your eyes off.' Updated 11/1

The Telegraph also gives Deadwater Fell 4 stars in its review titled 'David Tennant's whodunnit may be the standout drama of 2020.' Updated 11/1

The Guardian gives Deadwater Fell 4 stars in its review which is titled 'It's the new Broadchurch ... but more irresistible.' Updated 11/1

An advert for Deadwater Fell is the wrap-around for Metro newspaper in London this morning.
A photo of it has been posted online. Updated 10/1

David Tennant interview with Radio Times about Deadwater Fell. Updated 9/1

David Tennant interview in TV And Satellite Week about Deadwater Fell. Updated 9/1

Today Titan Comics published its first Tenth/Thirteenth Doctor crossover comic when Doctor Who: The Thirteenth Doctor Year Two Volume One is published.
Jodie Whittaker's Thirteenth Doctor is joined by the Tenth Doctor. Updated 8/1

Deadwater Fell is The Times TV Pick Of The Week. Updated 5/1


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