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Love's Labour's Lost Costume Details

The costume designer Katrina Lindsay has confirmed that Love's Labour's Lost, which will star David as Berowne, will be played in Elizabethan costume.
Rehearals for the production are now underway and the play will open for previews on Thursday 2nd October at The Courtyard Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon.

Takn' Over The Asylum On BBC Four Tonight

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BBC Four continues its repeat run of Takin' Over The Asylum from 22:00pm tonight with the next two episodes airing back to back.

You Always Hurt The Ones You Love:
Will Eddie and the team raise enough money to save the radio station? A plan is carefully hatched by the obsessive-compulsive Rosalie.

Takin' Over The Asylum: You Always Hurt The Ones You Love airs tonight on BBC Four at 22:00pm.

Fool On The Hill:
The possibility of a discharge means Fergus must find a job. Meanwhile, the aftermath of the Hospital Open Day is felt by Campbell, Eddie, Francine and the hospital radio.

Takin' Over The Asylum: Fool On The Hill airs tonight on BBC Four at 22:50pm.

Doctor Who Adventures #79

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Why was Dalek Caan mad?In this week’s Doctor Who Adventures you can find out why Dalek Caan was the maddest Dalek of all time in a brilliant monster fact file.We also share the five best Dalek exterminations so far. They’re a nasty bunch that have blasted loads of people, so it took ages to decide which ones are the meanest!Remember the Roboform that worked for the Empress of the Racnoss? You can win a Roboform head worth £350, in the first of our three-part competition.The issue comes with a free Sontaran notebook and pen. Move the notebook and watch the creature lose his helmet – revealing a scary monster beneath! Yikes!
PLUS:
Interview: Ryan Sampson, who played genius, Luke Rattigan talks about working with Sontarans and his time on Doctor Who.
Posters! Brilliant pictures of Luke Rattigan, Lucius, Dalek Caan and the Doctor.
Ultimate Ood: More fascinating Ood facts.
Tales from the TARDIS: Rose meets the Doctor for the first time.
Adventure Guide: We look at Warriors of Kudlak from The Sar…

Doctor Who Tops Radio Times Film Poll

Doctor Who has been named the TV show that UK viewers would most like to see turned into a movie in a poll conducted by Radio Times. The top ten was follows:

1. Doctor Who (new) (11%)
2. Friends (10%) Red Dwarf (10%)
4. Heroes (9%)5. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (7%)
6. Spooks (6%)
7. 24 (5%)-. Lost (5%)-. Torchwood (5%)-. The Prisoner (5%)

The full results can be viewed on the Radio Times website here.

Doctor Who Wins Festival Award

Doctor Who has won the trophy for Best Programme Of 2008 at the Edinburgh TV festival's annual awards.
It was the second year in a row that the series has won in the Best Programme category.
The winners were chosen by a panel of TV industry executives and journalists.

The Quatermass Experiment Repeated On BBC Four

BBC Four will be showing a repeat of The Quatermass Experiment on Tuesday 2nd September at 22:30pm.

Takin' Over The Asylum On BBC Four Tonight

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Don't forget that BBC Four start a repeat run of Takin' Over The Asylum tonight from 22:00pm, when they will show the first two episodes of the BAFTA winning series back to back.

Hey Jude:
Eddie after being sacked from his slot at Hospital Radio Glasgow, reluctantly agrees to resurrect the dilapidated radio station at St Jude's Mental Hospital. This episode focuses on manic depressive, Campbell, who has a difficult and complex relationship with his father.

Takin' Over The Ayslum: Hey Jude airs tonight on BBC Four at 22:00pm.

Fly Like An Eagle:
Campbell has decided to dedicate himself to becoming a professional DJ. His father pours cold water on the idea however.

Takin' Over The Asylum: Fly Like An Eagle airs tonight on BBC Four at 22:50pm.

Takin' Over The Asylum Repeats On BBC Four

Takin' Over The Asylum will start a repeat run on BBC Four on Satuday 23rd August from 22:00pm with the first two episodes, Hey Jude and Fly Like An Eagle being aired back to back.

Doctor Who Magazine #399

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Doctor Who Magazine have released the cover of issue #399 which will be released on Thursday 21st August.
This issue will include an interview with Catherine Tate.

David Voted Planet's Greenest Star

David has been named the Greenest Star on the Planet in the Playhouse Disney's Playing for the Planet Awards.
Families across the UK voted online choosing him as their favourite eco-friendly star in the shortlist which included Sienna Miller, Lily Allen, Lily Cole, Stella McCartney, Madonna and Johnny Depp. Gwyneth Paltrow and husband Chris Martin earned a joint nomination.
David was put on the shortlist for driving a hybrid car.
Peter Duncan, awards judge and ambassador said: "I am delighted that David Tennant has won the Greenest Star award - he's a great role model for kids everywhere and clearly is as passionate at saving the planet as his character 'The Doctor'.

David Voted One Of Sci Fi's Hottest Stars

Readers of the US magazine, TV Guide, have voted David one of their 'Hottest Sci Fi Stars'. He came in at No.7 in the poll.
Click here to view what fans who voted thought and to see the full list of winners.

Doctor Who Series 4 Companion

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Doctor Who Magazine have announced that the official guide to the latest series of Doctor Who will be released on Thursday 14th August for £6.99.

The Stage Celebrates David's Hamlet

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This week's issue of The Stage features a double page poster of David as Hamlet to mark his official opening night. It's on sale until Thursday.

Hamlet Opens To Great Reviews

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Hamlet officially opened with its Press Night last night and the eyes of the British media were on David. The story has been covered by many, with positive reviews in the newspapers as well as the BBC News At Ten and BBC Breakfast.

Michael Billington from The Guardian called David the "best Hamlet in years" and awarded it four stars.
"He is a fine Hamlet whose virtues, and occasional vices, are inseparable from the production itself," Mr Billington said.
He said the play was a "quicksilver intelligence, mimetic vigour and wild humour", calling David an "active, athletic, immensely engaging Hamlet".
The Daily Express said he deserved praise for his handling of the "challenging" soliloquy, writing that his "near-whispered delivery is sensitive and polished".
The Independent's Paul Taylor gave the play four stars and called David's display "an extremely captivating performance".
He said David was "adept at most …

Hamlet: Press Night, Ticket Availabilty etc

Hamlet officially opens with its Press Night tonight, having had previews since 24th July.
The play is long since sold out, but judging by the amount of emails we're getting on a daily basis enquiring about how to get a ticket there are many of you still wanting to attend.
The only tickets that are available now are returns which can be purchased from the Royal Shakespeare Company Box Office on 0844 800 1110.
Public booking for the London run of the show will open on Friday 12th September.