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David_Tennant on Twitter David Tennant starred in a BBC Film called United about the 1958 Munich Air Crash which killed 23 people including some of the Manchester United football team known as Busby's Babes after the manager Matt Busby.

United aired on BBC Two at 9pm on Easter Sunday (24th April 2011) and received 3.2 million viewers.

Filming started on Monday 22nd November 2010 and the 4 week shoot ended on Saturday 18th December, plus they filmed for an additional day in 2011. David played team coach Jimmy Murphy.

See here for the official BBC press release, here for the press pack and here for more details about David's character.

United was released on DVD on 8th August 2011 in the UK and on 22nd May 2012 in the US and Canada. It was released in the UK on Blu-ray on 18th May 2015.

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2015
United is released today in Germany on Blu-ray and DVD. Updated 21/8

United is released on Blu-ray in the UK today. Updated 18/5

Blu-ray of United is now available to pre-order. Updated 8/3

2014
Tonight there is a rare repeat of United at 9pm on the Drama channel. Updated 13/12

2013
United receives its second UK television broadcast today when it is screened on BBC Four at 9pm. Updated 11/7

2012
David Tennant's drama about the Manchester United Munich Air Crash United is released on DVD in the US and Canada today. Updated 22/5

Unfortunately David Tennant was not nominated for a BAFTA Television Award for United. However Hugh Bonneville and Olivia Colman were nominated for best Comedy Performances (Male and Female) for Twenty Twelve. Updated 24/4

David Tennant's drama United has been sold to new markets overseas according to an article on RapidTVNews. Updated 2/4

Unfortunately David Tennant's drama United did not win the Single Drama Award at the RTS Awards tonight as it went to Eric and Ernie instead. Updated 20/3

Tonight the Royal Television Awards are announced at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. United was short-listed. Updated 20/3 It was announced today that United has been short-listed for a Royal Television Society Award in the Single Drama category. The winners will be announced at a ceremony on Tuesday 20th March at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. Updated 28/2

David Tennant's drama United will be released in the US and Canada on 22nd May. United can be pre-orded at this link. Updated 25/2

Unfortunately David Tennant's drama United did not win the Best Single Drama Award at Broadcast Awards tonight but did win the Highly Commended honour. (This is not simply second place but is an indication of how respected the drama was as in most categories a Highly Commended was not bestowed.) The ITV drama Appropiate Adult won that award. Also unfortunately The Itch Of The Golden Nit did not win the Children's Award as it was won by Grizzly Tales. Updated 2/2

The Broadcast Awards are announced tonight at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. David Tennant's drama United is nominated for Best Single Drama Award. Also The Itch Of The Golden Nit is nominated in the Children's Award. Updated 2/2


December 2011
In Radio Times' Top 40 Shows Of 2011 (as chosen by critics) United was number 29 with the description "Tennant remained the key reason to watch, as he captured Murphy’s stoicism and grief." Updated 14/12


November 2011
David Tennant's drama United United has been nominated for Best Single Drama in the Broadcast Awards. Also David Tennant was involved in The Itch Of The Golden Nit which has been nominated in the Children's Award in the Broadcast Awards. The winners will be announced on 2nd February. Updated 23/11

According to an article in News & Star the football club Carlisle United consider a move in part due to David Tennant's drama United. Updated 21/11

David Tennant's drama United is top of the CultBoxTV poll for Best One-Off Drama of 2011. Updated 14/11

David Tennant's drama United is now second in the CultBoxTV poll for Best One-Off Drama of 2011. Updated 9/11

CultBoxTV are running a poll for the Best One-Off Drama of 2011 which includes David Tennant's drama United. Updated 9/11


September 2011
David Tennant's drama United has been nominated for a Prix Europa Award. Updated 16/9


August 2011
TheWest.com.au have posted a review of United. Updated 11/8

DVDs of United and LA Without A Map are released today. Click here for more details. Updated 8/8

Today David Tennant's drama United has its theatrical release in Australia (it's released on DVD in UK on Monday). Updated 3/8


July 2011
Click here for another competition to win a DVD of David Tennant's drama United. It is released in Britain on 8th August. Updated 23/7

What Culture! has a competition to win copies of David Tennant's drama United on DVD. Updated 15/7

Click here for the link to pre-order the United. It contains a David Tennant / Chris Chibnall / James Strong commentary and 4 minutes of deleted scenes. Updated 12/7

Click here for a trailer and the poster for the Australian cinema release of David Tennant's drama United. Updated 10/7

FourFourTwo has posted a new review of David Tennant's drama United. Updated 8/7


June 2011
Chris Chiball tweeted that today he recorded the commentary for the forthcoming United DVD with David Tennant. Updated 6/7

Writer Chris Chibnall today tweeted that David Tennant's drama United will be released in theatres in Australia in August. Updated 28/6

4 new David Tennant DVD or CD releases have been announced for the next few months: United, Twenty Twelve, LA Without A Map and How To Break A Dragon's Heart. Updated 7/6


May 2011
David_Tennant on Twitter David Tennant Treat 4 Today - links to the video of United. Updated 12/5

David Tennant's United was the most viewed programme on BBC Two for last week. It received the final ratings of 3.9m (this includes the timeshift but not iPlayer) and an Appreciation Index of 86. Updated 3/5

The Scotsman has a review of United. Updated 3/5

There's a different view of David Tennant's United in the Manchester Evening News. Updated 1/5

The Guardian has United as its Scene Of The Week. Updated 1/5


April 2011
Even former Tony Blair aide, Alastair Campbell has an opinion about David Tennant's United. (After we tweeted that, he tweeted "and why not?"! Updated 25/4

DavidTennantFan.com has over 1,500 pictures from United! Plus the website has a scan of Empire magazine about Fright Night. Updated 25/4

Currently David Tennant's United is the second most popular programme being downloaded on the BBC iPlayer. Updated 25/4

United can be downloaded (worldwide) from this link. Updated 25/4

David Tennant's United received 3.2m viewers according to the overnight figures which were released today. This figure will increase when the final figures are posted in a week or so. To compare Lewis (which was on from 8pm until 10pm on ITV and is a long running series) had an average of 5.9m. Updated 25/4

On The Box gives United 5 out of stars and describes David Tennant as "one of Britain’s finest actors." Updated 25/4

Click here for United on the BBC iPlayer (UK only) for the next seven days. Updated 24/4

David Tennant's United is the TV Pick Of The Week in the Sunday Times Culture magazine today. Updated 24/4

The BBC website has an article by James Strong the director of United who writes about the filming. Updated 24/4

Today The Observer says about United: "Without question, one of the best television dramas of recent years" and "a superlative performance by David Tennant" and about Kafka The Musical By turns, teasing and moving" and "David Tennant excels." Updated 24/4

There have been a few items of negative press about United (but not about David Tennant). Updated 24/4

Tonight Kafka The Musical premieres on BBC Radio Three at 8pm and United premiers at 9pm on BBC Two. See here for more details. Updated 24/4

GQ.com has an article about filming United and lists it as one of "the things you must watch this Easter." Updated 23/4

Click here for a video of David Tennant talking about United from Football Focus today. Updated 23/4

There are two David Tennant premiere television broadcasts today - Football Focus and the tribute to Elisabeth Sladen. See here for details. Updated 23/4

Football focus tomorrow at 11.45am on BBC One will include an interview with David Tennant and a clip of United. Updated 22/4

The Mirror says that Matt Busby's family are upset about his portrayal in United. The Daily Mail has an article today about United. Updated 21/4

The Hollywood Reporter has a new interview with David Tennant about United. Updated 21/4

David Tennant Treat 4 Today - the Front Row review of Unted. Updated 21/4

Click here to view a video of all three sections of David Tennant's appearance on BBC Breakfast. He speaks about Elisabeth Sladen and United. Updated 21/4

Click here for a video report at the Guardian website from the set of United which includes an interview with David Tennant. Updated 20/4

Front Row on BBC Radio 4 tomorrow at 7.15pm will be reviewing David Tennant's United. Updated 20/4

David Tennant will be on BBC Breakfast tomorrow talking about United. Updated 20/4

The BBC have added a third promo video of David Tennant in United. Updated 20/4

Click here, here and here for scans from the Radio Times about David Tennant in both United and Kafka The Musical. Updated 19/4

There are BBC promo videos of United here and here and some promo photos here. Updated 19/4

Click here for an article by a BBC reporter who went onto the set when they were filming United. Updated 19/4

Click here for a review of United which may contain SPOILERs regarding what is shown in the drama. Updated 18/4

Click here to see the trailer for United which is currently being shown on BBC television. Updated 18/4

Tonight in Salford (Manchester) BAFTA are holding their screening of the David Tennant drama United (which airs on BBC Two on Sunday). Updated 18/4

It's 11 days until United airs and 33 days until David Tennant plays the first performance of Much Ado About Nothing. Updated 13/4

The BBC have added a new showreel video of some of their upcoming programmes including clips from United. Updated 13/4

The Radio Times have confirmed that United will air at 9pm on Sunday 24th April (Easter Sunday) at 9pm on BBC Two. Updated 12/4

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the Radio Wales documentary about Jimmy Murphy. There are two clips of David Tennant talking in it, plus two anecdotes about him. Updated 9/4

Tomorrow at 1.05pm (and repeated on Sunday at 5pm) BBC Radio Wales will have a programme about Jimmy Murphy who is David Tennant's character in United. See here for details. Updated 8/4

Baz Bamigboye gives David Tennant a brief but flattering mention in his article in the Daily Mail about United. Updated 8/4

On Tuesday 19th April David Tennant will be one of the guests on Radio Four Extra's 4 programme The 4 O'Clock Show. This is most likely to help promote United. Updated 8/4

BBC Press have issued a press pack about United which includes an interview with David Tennant. Updated 7/4

Today the BBC announced that United will air on BBC2 sometime the week commencing Saturday 23rd April but the exact day and time is unknown at the moment. Updated 7/4

A photo from MirrorFootball of David Tennant in United which appears to be the one The Mirror was describing. Updated 7/4

The Mirror has a short article about David Tennant in United with a photo which appears to have the wrong caption. Updated 7/4

Digital Spy has a brief article about United. Updated 6/4

Manchester Evening News has an article about David Tennant filming United last December. Updated 6/4

It's not confirmed but according to an article in GQ United is now expected to air over Easter. Updated 5/4

TV & Satellite Week tweeted that they had just viewed United (starring David Tennant) and that it may be screened this month. (It was originally scheduled for the Autumn.) See here for more details. Updated 4/4

BAFTA are holding a special screening of United in Manchester on Monday 18th April. Click here for more details and tickets. It will be followed by a Q&A but David Tennant will not be attending. Updated 1/4


March 2011
FilmMusicReporter says that Clint Mansell is scoring the BBC drama United starring David Tennant. Updated 29/3

A new book David Tennant 2009 and 2010 has been published which includes the filming of United. It's 311 pages in length and costs £9.99 including postage with all profits going to AICR. Updated 23/3

Click here for a brief review of United after a special screening. Updated 23/3

The Manchester Evening News has an article about David Tennant's forthcoming BBC drama United. The article says that it will air next month but it seems more likely that they mean that the special screening will be next month as United is expected to air on BBC Two in the Autumn. Updated 17/3

The Daily Post have a detailed article about David Tennant's character in United, Jimmy Murphy. Updated 10/3


February 2011
GazetteLive have an interview with students who worked on United. Updated 22/2

A preview of United will be shown at the Production Show on Wednesday at Earls Court in London. See here for more details. There's also a new photo of David Tennant from United on that page. Updated 14/2


January 2011
Chronicle Live has an interview with 2 footballers who became extras and then actors on United. Updated 29/1

Click here for MP3s of all the David Tennant sections of the Christian O'Connell Show on Radio Five Live today and here for a photo and recap of the new things mentioned. David spoke about Much Ado About Nothing, Comic Relief, United, Fright Night and Decoy Bride amongst other things. Updated 29/1

There are photos of David Tennant on the set of United yesterday here and here. Updated 25/1

JournalLive.co.uk has a detailed interview with Dougray Scott about the filming of United. Updated 24/1

Today there was an additional day of filming on United which became necessary due to problems they had with snow before Christmas. Filming was in East London and David Tennant was on set (and interviewed by a few publications and even someone for a media course!). Updated 24/1

Digital Spy have used the Sunday Mail article posted earlier but claim the the drama United is called The Busby Babes. Updated 2/1

The Scottish newspaper Sunday Mail has a brief item about David Tennant in United today. See here for details. Updated 2/1/


December 2010
The Carlisle United Football Club website has a second free preview clip of their interview with David Tennant about United. The full interview is available for about £4. Updated 20/12

The full David Tennant videoed interview is now on the Carlisle United Football Club website. It costs about £4 to view it, although photos from the video have already been posted from it onto other websites. Updated 19/12

Today is the final day of shooting on United. David Tennant is expected to be filming and the Wrap Party is tonight. Updated 18/12

The Carlisle United Football Club website has a free preview clip of their interview with David Tennant about United. The full interview will be available for paying fans at the weekend. Updated 16/12

Today is the start of the fourth and final week of filming on David Tennant's new drama United. Updated 13/12

Click here for the video of David Tennant on North East News and here for him on North West Tonight from last night. Updated 11/12

Tonight David Tennant was shown on both North East News and North West Tonight talking about United. Apparently it will be screened in Autumn 2011. Updated 10/12

The News & Star have an article about David Tennant filming United in Carlisle. Updated 7/12

David Tennant was mentioned in yesterday's Sunday Sun from the Newcastle area about United. However fans who were there say that the report is exaggerated. Updated 6/12

Carlisle United's media person Andy Hall has posted some photos of David Tennant filming United at Carlisle United's football ground here and here. Updated 4/12

Today David Tennant filmed United at Carlisle United's football ground Brunton Park. See here for details. Updated 3/12

NorthernMedia.org have an article about investment and locations for David Tennant's TV movie United. Updated 2/12

The Manchester Evening News has an article about United being filmed at Brunton Park which is Carlisle United's ground. Plus they state (unconfirmed) that the name of the drama is "United – the Busby Babes and the Munich Air Crash." Updated 1/12


November 2010
Click here to read reports about David Tennant filming United in the snow yesterday. Updated 30/11

Hollywood Reporter says that David Tennant's new TV film United will be sold internationally as a theatrical release. Updated 29/11

According to Dean Andrews they are supposed to be filming a football scene today on United but there is two foot of snow. Updated 29/11

The first photo of David Tennant filming United earlier this week has been posted online. Click here to view it but there is an error in the article as David has a Welsh accent in the drama. Updated 28/11

Click here for details about filming of the first three days of United. Updated 25/11

Today filming starts on David Tennant's BBC2 movie United. Updated 22/11

Dean Andrews has also tweeted that filming for United starts on Monday (22nd). Updated 18/11

According to actor Dean Andrews the readthrough for United went well and David Tennant has had a 1950s style haircut ready for the filming. Updated 17/11

Actor Dean Andrews (who will be appearing in United) tweeted today "Off to Old Trafford today to meet the other cast members and hopefully one or two legends." Updated 17/11

An updated article about David Tennant in United is currently the fifth most read article on the BBC website. Updated 14/11

Click here for a round-up of the press articles about David Tennant in the BBC movie United. Updated 13/11

Click here to read the Press Association item about David Tennant in United but be warned that it contains spoilers about David's character. Updated 12/11

The official BBC Press Release about David Tennant in United movie. Updated 12/11

Click here for more info about David Tennant in the United movie and the character he will be playing. Updated 12/11

The Daily Mail posts more info on David Tennant's new film United that will start filming soon. Updated 12/11

It is NOT confirmed but David Tennant's name has been linked with a new BBC project called United about the 1958 Manchester United airplane crash in Munich. Click here for more details. Updated 5/11

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