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TV Week: 3rd Jan - 8th Jan 2011

3rd January 2011
2:25am
Polar Bear: Spy on the Ice
BBC1

9:00am
Who Do You Think You Are? (UK)
Yesterday

10:00am
Who Do You Think You Are? (UK)
Yesterday (Plus 1)

7:00pm
Who Do You Think You Are? (UK)
Yesterday

8:00pm
Who Do You Think You Are? (UK)
Yesterday (Plus 1)

4th January 2011
8:00am
Who Do You Think You Are? (UK)
Yesterday

9:00am
Who Do You Think You Are? (UK)
Yesterday (Plus 1)

5:40pm
Doctor Who: Partners in Crime
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6:40pm Doctor Who: Partners in Crime
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5th January 2011
5:40pm
Doctor Who: The Fires of Pompeii
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6:40pm
Doctor Who: The Fires of Pompeii
Watch (Plus 1)

11:00pm
How to Train Your Dragon
Sky 3D

6th January 2011
5:40pm
Doctor Who: Planet of the Ood
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6:40pm
Doctor Who: Planet of the Ood
Watch (Plus 1)

7th January 2011
5:40pm
Doctor Who: The Sontaran Stratagem
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6:40pm
Doctor Who: The Sontaran Stratagem
Watch (Plus 1)

8th January 2011
5:00pm
Doctor Who: The Idiot's Lantern
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6:00pm
Doctor Who: The Impossible Planet
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6:00pm
Doctor Who: The Idiot's Lantern
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7:00pm
Doctor Who: The …

Sexy In Specs

According to a poll carried out by the College of Optometrists David Tennant is one of the sexiest celebs to wear glasses. He came 4th in the list.
Dr Susan Blakeney said: "It's great to see such an eclectic mix of celebrities that people think look good in glasses."
The top 5 was as follows:
1. Gok Wan
2. Johnny Depp
3. Alan Carr
4. David Tennant
5. Chris Evans

Source: The Daily Mirror

Polar Bear: Spy On The Ice

David Tennant has narrated a new documentary for the BBC, Polar Bear: Spy On The Ice, and it will be broadcast tonight on BBC One at 20:00pm.
BBC Scotland will show it at a later date on 31st December at 8:40pm.
You can watch some clips below:









The BBC Press Office says:
Shot mainly using spy cameras, this film gets closer than ever before to the world's greatest land predator.
Icebergcam, Blizzardcam and Snowballcam are a new generation of covert devices on a mission to explore the Arctic islands of Svalbard in Norway. Backed up by Snowcam and Driftcam, these state-of-the-art camouflaged cameras reveal the extraordinary curiosity and intelligence of the polar bear.
The cameras are just a breath away when two sets of cubs emerge from winter maternity dens. They also capture the moment when the sea-ice breaks away from the island in the Spring. As one set of mother and cubs journey across the drifting ice in search of seals, the other is marooned on the island with very little food. How t…

Marley Was Dead

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Marley Was Dead Fri, 24 Dec 2010, 20:00 on BBC Radio 4

David is featuring in Marley Was Dead, as Bob Cratchit, which will be broadcast on Christmas Eve, details as follows:

Synopsis By John Nicholson and Richard Katz.
A Christmas Carol, but not as you've ever heard it before. An all-star cast gather to bring Dickens' timeless classic to life.
Narrator . . . . . John Nicholson
Scrooge . . . . . Richard Katz
Cratchit . . . . . Javier Marzan
Farhana . . . . . Sirine Saba
Claire . . . . . Sophie Russell
Oliver . . . . . Joshua Swinney
Martha . . . . . Martha Katz
Jesse . . . . . Jesse Katz
Produced by Steven Canny.
Directed by Sasha Yevtushenko.

Marley Was Dead is a wonderful piece of spoof radio. It's 9.02pm on Christmas Eve, and listeners are about to hear a starry cast performance of A Christmas Carol from St Martin in the Fields, introduced by Jonathan Dimbleby. At least, they think they are... Jonathan Dimbleby, speaking from the balcony, introduces the production and the ste…

United Interview

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David recently gave an interview to the Carlisle United website about his new role in the BBC drama, United. He was at the club's grounds to film scenes earlier this month and spoke about his role as trainer Jimmy Murphy.
Click here to visit the site and watch the inteview.

David Tennant 2011 Calendar

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As an early Christmas gift to all our lovely visitors we have this gorgeous David calendar for you to all download.(Thanks to Carianne)

David Tennant TV This Xmas

David may not be making his usual appearance in a Doctor Who Christmas Special this year (boo hiss..) BUT fear not as he is making a lot of appearances in various guises over the festive season guaranteeing any fans a happy holiday!

20th December
3:00pm Doctor Who: Partners in Crime Watch
6:50pm Bedtime Story: Emily Brown And The Elephant Cbeebies
7:00pm Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars BBC HD
8:00pm St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold Sky Movies Premiere


21st December
1:15am Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars BBC HD
2:00am Doctor Who: Tooth and Claw Watch
3:00am Doctor Who: Tooth and Claw Watch (Plus 1)
6:30am How to Train Your Dragon Sky Box Office Digital
9:55am St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold Sky Movies Premiere
9:55am St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold Sky Movies Premiere (HD)
10:55am St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold Sky Movies Premiere (Plus 1)
3:00pm Doctor Who: The Fires of Pompeii Watch
4:00pm Top Gear Dave
4:00pm Doctor W…

Hello Magazine Most Attractive Man Poll

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David has been nominated for Hello Magazine's Most Attractive Man Of 2010 Poll.
He is currently in third place lagging behing Hugh Laurie and Gerard Butler.
You can vote for him here.

Christmas Book Update

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Many, many thanks to all of you who have sent your lovely messages and wonderful works of art for this year's Christmas Book. The amazing artwork you can see above comes courtesy of our competition winner Ezgi Koyagasioglu. This is the cover art for the book this year. Thanks to those of you who have asked about contributing towards the ever growing printing costs of the book. If you would like to donate you can send a paypal payment to sarah@david-tennant.com Anyone who does donate will recieve a thank you on the site and in the book.

David Turns City Trader

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David took to the trading floor in London yesterday to help raise money for charity. He was among a group of high profile people including Prince William, Geri Halliwell and Daniel Craig who all manned the phones at global firm ICAP. The firm donated the day's revenues to over 200 good causes.
Photo Credit 1 The Sun Photo Credit 2 The Daily Mail

Download A Night With A Vampire

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Download David reading A Night With A Vampire!

1. Dead Persons In Hungry
David Tennant reads Antoine Calmet's accounts of real Vampires, gathered from people across Europe who believed they had seen the creatures with their own eyes.

2. The Family Of The Vordalak
Gorcha sets off on a mysterious mission but tells his family not to accept him if he should return after 10 days - for then he will be a vampire. Read by David Tennant.

3. The Horla
Guy de Maupassant's striking psychological tale enters the world of the Vampire and how it corrupts and destroys the brain. Read by David Tennant.

4. Luella Miller
Luella Miller seems incapable of helping herself. But everyone who comes to her aid soon ails and dies in their efforts. Read by David Tennant.

5.Clarimonde
In this true struggle between good and evil, heaven and hell, Theophile Gautier creates a whirlwind world of sensuality, seduction and rampant vampirism. Read by David Tennant.

Thanks to Lora Colver.

Single Father Out Now

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Single Father is out on DVD today! Not only does it have all four fabulous episodes of this stunning drama, but it also includes a speacial 'Making Of' feature!
Click here to order it from our online store for just £12.91!

Download How Roald Dahl Shaped Pop

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Download David narrating Radio 2's How Roald Dahl Shaped Pop here.

On the twentieth anniversary of Roald Dahl's death, David Tennant tells a new tale of the unexpected - the stamp he's left on the world of pop.Kate Nash reveals how Dahl's fantastical children's books have influenced her own storytelling style, stirring her to invent surreal characters and magical places in songs like Mariella and Little Red.Kelly Jones of the Stereophonics explains how he found inspiration for songs such as I Stopped To Fill My Car Up in Dahl's grisly, suspenseful short stories.Plus, David reveals how a song about Willy Wonka gave a Rat Pack legend his only U.S. number one.
Thanks to Lora Colver

David Filming In Tynemouth

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David has been filming for United in the North East recently. The following story was in the Sunday Sun:
METRO passengers thought it was a Tardis they’d stepped into and not a train when former time lord David Tennant was spotted at a North station.
The Scottish star appeared in full 1950s garb alongside Sunderland-born star Melanie Hill and some nostalgic props as part of a film shoot in Tynemouth, North Tyneside.
The coastal spot doubled as a set for the day as part of a new BBC dramatisation of the 1958 Munich air crash.
The pair were on Tyneside for his latest role as one of the talented Manchester United team which became the youngest side to win the league, only for the squad to be ripped apart when eight were killed in the disaster.
Called ‘United’, the drama aims to bring to life the tragic event which virtually wiped out manager Sir Matt Busby’s team, nicknamed Busby’s Babes, and the battle to overcome the devastation.
Despite the film being about a team from Manchester, the BBC an…

Masterpiece Contemporary

David is back as the host of Masterpiece Contemporary on PBS in the USA. He recently introduced Lennon Naked starring Christopher Eccleston. You can view a trailer above.
The full schedule can be seen here.

GQ Best Dressed Poll

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Have you always been an admirer of David's snazzy togs? Have you often pondered that he should recieve an award for his choice of natty suits and jazzy shirts? If the answer to these questions is a resounding yes then you need to head over to the GQ website and ensure that Mr Tennant is suitably honoured by nabbing their Best Dressed Award.
Click here to vote now!

Submit Your Xmas Book Message Today

As most of you will know, every year we offer you the chance to send a Christmas message to David via our Christmas Book.
This year we would like you to send your messages via our Facebook page here.
All messages must be in by no later than 12:00pm GMT on 1st December 2010.

We're really keen to add your amazing artwork to the book too, so if you have any drawings etc that you'd like included please email them to us at xmasbook@david-tennant.com
You can also send anything else you think David might be interested in to xmasbook@david-tennant.com too. Things like photos of you with David, photos of your Doctor Who collection etc

We'd also like to invite all of you artistically talented members of Team Tennant to submit a design for the cover of the Christmas Book. All you need to do is include the text David-Tennant.com Christmas Book 2010 and make sure that the design is suitable for printing to an A4 size. Again this can be emailed to us at xmasbook@david-tennant.com

So get crea…

RSC Seat Details

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We can confirm that the seat in the new Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford Upon Avon that will be dedicated to David Tennant will be seat number C50. You can download a seating plan here.
You can read more about how fans of David donated money for the seat in his name here.

How Roald Dahl Shaped Pop

David was on BBC Radio 2 narrating How Roald Dahl Shaped Pop. You can listen to it via BBC iPlayer here.

On the twentieth anniversary of Roald Dahl's death, David Tennant tells a new tale of the unexpected - the stamp he's left on the world of pop.
Kate Nash reveals how Dahl's fantastical children's books have influenced her own storytelling style, stirring her to invent surreal characters and magical places in songs like Mariella and Little Red.
Kelly Jones of the Stereophonics explains how he found inspiration for songs such as I Stopped To Fill My Car Up in Dahl's grisly, suspenseful short stories.
Plus, David reveals how a song about Willy Wonka gave a Rat Pack legend his only U.S. number one.

Book At Bedtime

David is curretly on BBC Radio 4 reading A Night With A Vampire. The first one aired last night. You can catch up with it on BBC iPlayer here.
The schedule for the rest of the week is as follows:

23/11/2010 22:45pm BBC Radio 4
Leo Tolstoy's lesser known brother has written this compelling story about a patriarch who sets off on a mysterious mission but fears he may come back a Vampire. If he should return to their village after 10 days - he begs his family to deny him access and plunge a stake through his heart.
Written by Alexis TolstoyReader: David Tennant
Producer: Clive BrillA Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4.

24/11/2010 22:45pm BBC Radio 4

After an unusual Brazilian ship enters the harbour - our hero suddenly begins to feel unwell, and starts to have feverish and disturbing visions. Only too late does he discover the demonic nature of the South American ship's cargo.
Written by Guy de Maupassant.Read by David Tennant.
Producer: Clive BrillA Pacificus production for BBC Radio 4…

David To Star In United For BBC Two

United is based on the true story of Manchester United's legendary "Busby Babes", the youngest side ever to win the Football League, the 1958 Munich Air Crash that claimed eight of the their number and the extraordinary spirit of a city that rebuilt the team in the wake of the disaster.

David Tennant will star as coach Jimmy Murphy, alongside Jack O'Connell (Skins, Dive) as Bobby Charlton, the youngest of the Babes, and Sam Claflin (Pirates Of The Caribbean, Any Human Heart) as star player Duncan Edwards. Manager Matt Busby (the source of the team's nickname) is to be confirmed. The film draws on first-hand interviews with the survivors and their families to tell the inspirational story of a team and community overcoming terrible tragedy.

The Munich Air Crash killed 22 of the 44 passengers onboard, including supporters, journalists and embassy staff.

Simon Heath, Executive Producer, World Productions, says: "Chris Chibnall has written an authentic and moving ve…

David Does Copacabana

The Breakfast Show

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If you missed any of David co presenting the Breakfast Show with Christian O'Connell this morning then you missed a treat! However fear not as the podcast is available for you to download here.
And view some fab pics of David, Christian and co here.

Behind The Scenes Of Single Father Video

Playing The Dane

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In anticipation of his own stage Hamlet in 2011, Michael Sheen looks back at classic productions of the play and the many different interpretations of a young actor's most coveted role.
The last few years have seen a glut of high-profile Hamlets in the British theatre, culminating recently with Rory Kinnear at the National Theatre in London and John Simm at Sheffield Crucible.
Michael Sheen, who is due to play the role at the Young Vic in 2011, asks why Shakespeare's play remains very much the thing for 21st century audiences.
He considers the rich archive of Hamlets from the theatre, cinema and radio archives, starting with Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree in 1908 and journeying to the present-day, taking in the interpretations of John Gielgud, Laurence Olivier, Richard Burton, Jonathan Pryce, Kenneth Branagh and David Tennant, as well as female Hamlets, Sarah Bernhardt and Frances de la Tour.
Michael explores the challenges of a role that has become a rite-of-passage for leading actors…

David Presents Absolute Breakfast Live Tomorrow

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Don't forget that David will be co hosting the Absolute Radio Breakfast Show with his pal Christian O'Connell tomorrow morning from 6am.

Listen live online at: http://www.absoluteradio.co.uk/

or on DAB Radio or If you are in London and the South East on 105.8FM

or TV
Sky Channel 0107
Virgin TV 915
Freeview Channel 915

Follow the show on Twitterhttp://twitter.com/OCBreakfastShow

And keep up to date with the show's latest videos and pics on www.facebook.com/christianoconnell

New Headway Essex Shop Now Open

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Great news! David Doodle T.shirts & Pillowcases are now available for overseas fans and online!

The Headway Essex webshop is now open for business. Which means that David Tennant fans can now order the fabulous David Doodle merchandise online and pay with Paypal. Headway Essex would like to thank fans for their patience and support.

Please visit www.headwayessex.org.uk

David Tennant the Patron of Headway Essex has exclusively designed a fantastic doodle to raise funds for the brain injury charity.

If you want to keep David close to your heart the David Doodle T-shirt is just what you need! These t-shirts are the ultimate Ethical shirt made from organic cotton. They come in both male and female fit with a full range of sizes.

For the more adventurous among you, you could always rest your head and ‘Dream with David’ on your very own David Doodle Pillowcase! This contemporary style black doodle on a white cotton mix pillowcase looks fabulous.

Thanks From Headway Essex

Headway Essex would like to say a huge thank you to all the David Tennant fans that have sent anonymous donations to Headway Essex in celebration of the release of TV Drama, Single Father. Please be assured that the money raised will go towards our vital work providing care and support for those with a brain injury and their families. Anyone else wishing to make a donation can do so through our Just Giving page: http://www.justgiving.com/headwayessex/Donate

Ask Rhod Gilbert Screen Caps

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You can now download a collection of screen caps from David's appearance on Ask Rhod Gilbert here.

Watch Ask Rhod Gilbert

RSC Competition Winner

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We are pleased to announce that the winner of our Royal Shakespeare Competition to attend a special event on 5th December 2010 in the new Royal Shakespeare Theatre for seat donors is Ella Humphreys.
We hope you have a great time Ella!
We'd also just like to say thank you again to everyone who donated for the seat and also to all of you who entered the competition.
We will have some photos of the seat as soon as the plaque is on so keep a look out for those!

Single Father Episode 3 Ratings

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The over night ratings for episode 3 of Single Father are in. It managed to draw 3.878 million viewers, a 14.5% share. The BBC HD simulcast added a further 194,000 (0.7%).
Final figures are likely to be higher.

Single Father Last Episode Preview

David On Ask Rhod Gilbert Tonight

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Don't forget that David is a guest on Ask Rhod Gilbert tonight at 10:35pm on BBC One England and Scotland.
It's on tonight at 11:05pm in Northern Ireland and BBC Wales will air it on 27th October at 10:45pm.
Photo Credit: Blogtor Who.

Single Father Episode 3 Screen Caps

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You can now downlaod screen caps from episode 3 of Single Father here.
Read a review of episode 4 from Last Broadcast here.

David Confirmed For Breakfast Show

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As previously reported, David will be co hosting the Absolute Radio Breakfast Show with his pal Christian O'Connell. Absolute have now confirmed that the day David willbe hosting is Thursday 28th October 2010. Tune in from 6am.Listen live online at: http://www.absoluteradio.co.uk/or on DAB Radio or If you are in London and the South East on 105.8FM or TVSky Channel 0107Virgin TV 915 Freeview Channel 915Follow the show on Twitterhttp://twitter.com/OCBreakfastShowAnd keep up to date with the show's latest videos and pics on www.facebook.com/christianoconnell

Single Father Episode 3 Preview Videos

2 Minute Silence

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David appears in the video for the British Legion's new charity single.
They are aiming to boost funds by releasing a fund-raising single - of silence.
The novel idea includes a silent single and video with no music, just occasional background noise.
Watch the video below:

The legion hopes the release will help it beat last year's record-breaking appeal total of just under £35m.
Legion spokesman Liam Maguire is optimistic that the single will galvanise people into donating.
He said: "Where have you seen the prime minister and the lead singer of Iron Maiden in the same music video together?
"The reaction on Facebook has been amazing; we've had over 3,500 people sign up in the last 24 hours, so we're hoping the reaction is just going to be huge."
The Royal British Legion, the UK's biggest forces charity, has set a target of £36m for this year's appeal, helped by the "silent" single which it is hoping will get to the number one slot in the charts …

Single Father Episode 2 Screen Caps

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Screen Caps from episode 2 of Single Father can now be downloaded here.

Single Father Episode 2 Ratings

The over night ratings for Single Father are in and it managed to secure 4.35m (16%) on BBC One in the 9pm hour and 234k (0.9%) on BBC HD.
Episode 1's final rating were 6.04m, which doesn't include any iPlayer watches or recordings.
Thanks to Digital Spy

Single Father Final Episode Synopsis

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The BBC Press Office have released the synopsis for the final episode of Single Father, which willbe broadcast on Sunday 31st October at 9pm on BBC One. There are major plot spoilers in it so if you'd rather not know how it all ends look away now: .........................................................................................................................................................................

With the inquiry into Rita's death looming, Dave faces some difficult, and life-changing, choices in the conclusion to Mick Ford's humorous romantic BBC One drama.
Sarah and Dave have fallen in love but, while Dave excitedly makes plans for their future together, a cautious Sarah fears that they're rushing things.
Dave is furious after discovering that Stuart told Lucy about the forthcoming inquiry into her mother's death. And, to make matters worse, both Lucy and Ewan plan to attend – against Dave's wishes.
At the court, Anna isn't impressed to see th…

Doctor Who Revisitations Volume 2

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David has recorded a shoot for the Doctor Who Revisitations Volume 2 DVD Box Set which will be released in 2011.

Revisitations is a boxset containing updated and remastered versions of previous Doctor Who DVD releases with extra discs of special features.

You can find out up to date news on the release by following @classicdw and @edstradling on Twitter. Photo Credit: @classicdw

New Release Date For Fright Night

Dreamworks have announced that the release date for David's movie, Fright Night, has been brought forward. It will now be released on 19th August 2011.

Christian O'Connell Voice Mail

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Christian O'Connell plaed a hilarious voice mail that David left him on air this morning. You can download it here
But if you head over to iTunes it's also avaialble there and Christian would love it if it could get to No.1 in the iTunes chart.
Don't forget you can follow Christian on Twitter at www.twitter.com/DJChristianOC and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/christianoconnell

David will be co hosting the Breakfast Show with Christian in the next few weeks.

Thanks to Vanessa

Ask Rhod Gilbert

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David will be a guest on Ask Rhod Gilbert on Monday 25th October at 10:35pm on BBC One.
The Radio Times listing states:
The comedian is joined by actor David Tennant, comic Adam Hills and actress Rita Simons, and uses archive footage, studio demonstrations and live link-ups from around the world to answer the public's burning questions, with the assistance of panellists including his flatmate Lloyd Langford and Inbetweeners star Greg Davies.

Single Father DVD Release Details

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Single Father will be released on DVD on 29th November 2010.
You can pre order it in our store here.
It is also available in the BBC Shop here.

Single Father Episode 2 Preview Videos

Single Father Episode 1 Caps

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Screen caps from episode 1 of Single Father are now available to download here.

Jo Whiley

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David was a guest on Radio 1 with Jo Whiley yesterday afternoon. Click here to download his interview. Thanks to Vanessa.

Watch Single Father Now

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If you missed episode 1 of Single Father then visit the BBC Single Father website here to catch up.

Single Father - Fan Reaction

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Single Father has recieved a great reaction from fans of David here are a few comments we recieved via our Twitter page. We also had many hundreds of emails all praising the show and David's performance, so thank you for those too!

joysaphine
@davidtennantcom Watched first part of 'Single Father' last night. Cried my eyes out. Beautifully done Mr Tennant

SarahAmos94
@davidtennantcom single father isn't normally my sorta show but I thought it was brilliant last night :) can't (cont) http://tl.gd/6e5hc8

NicSG
@davidtennantcom Outstanding performance by DT, me thinks. Brilliant acting. Looking forward to the next part. #SingleFather

JonathanLSeagul
@davidtennantcom Beautifully realized thought provoking study of grief that stirs the emotions making you reflect on your own relationships.

broadyem
@davidtennantcom it was bloody brilliant. U really see how fab an actor David is and cry I sobbed all the way through brilliant lol.

Webb79
@davidtennantcom just watched single f…