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Lords Of Time Convention Updates

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Showmasters have made a number of updates on their forum over the last few days for the Massive Events Lords Of Time Convention which takes place from the 7th-9th September.

The full guest list (as announced to date) is:


David TennantFrazer Hines (Second Doctor's companion Jamie, also Emmerdale)Anthony Head (Mr. Finch in School Reunion, also Merlin,  Buffy The Vampire Slayer)Mark Benton (Clive in Rose, also Waterloo Road, Land Girls)Andrew Hayden-Smith (recurring Doctor Who role as Jake Simmonds, also Byker Grove)Shaun Dingwall (recurring Doctor Who role as Peter Tyler, also  Learners, Above Suspicion)Nina Toussaint-White (Mels in Let's Kill Hitler, also Eastenders)Lachele Carl (recurring Doctor Who role as Trinity Wells)Jeremy Young (Kal in An Unearthly Child, the first Doctor Who villain)James Moran (Doctor Who and Torchwood screenwriter, also the writer of Severence)Mat Irvine (visual effects designer on classic Who series)K9 (the original production model) All ticket holde…

UK TV Debut For The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists

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The hit Aardman animated movie The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists will have its first showing on UK TV in September when it comes to Sky Box Office. The film, which features the voices of David Tennant and Hugh Grant, will begin showings on Monday 10th September.

From the Sky website:


Avast ye, as the crew behind Wallace & Gromit set a course for skulduggery and animated anarchy with author Gideon Defoe’s underachieving Pirate Captain (here voiced by Hugh Grant). Determined - if unlikely - to win the coveted Pirate of the Year award, the hapless buccaneer’s fortunes change when he runs into the young Charles Darwin (David Tennant). But while Lady Luck may be with him, pirate-hating Queen Victoria (Imelda Staunton) most certainly is not. A bounty of cutlass-sharp observation and yo-ho-ho for young lubbers and old sea-dogs alike.

The first showing will be at 6am on Monday 10th September on Sky Movies Box office..
For more information visit the Sky website
The same day als…

More Filming Dates Announced For The Comedy World Cup

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More filming dates for David Tennant's new channel 4 panel show, The Comedy World Cup, have been announced and tickets have gone up on the SRO website.
This show will take place on Saturdays & Sundays 8th, 16th, 23rd September & 7th October 2012.
The venue is Teddington Studios
The nearest station is Teddington
The doors open at 1.00pm & 5.00pm each day
Tickets are limited so apply quickly
The minimum age for the show is 18 years.
Click here to apply for tickets!

David Tennant Talks To BBC America About Being #NewToWho

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BBC America have posted a new video of David Tennant chatting about Doctor Who to their You Tube account in preparartion for the launch of the new series with Matt Smith.

#newtoWHO? Tenth Doctor DAVID TENNANT's here for you.

Says TENNANT: "The thing about DW is that it's very hard to explain and not sound like a lunatic!"

"I would say to anyone... Just watch 1 episode, because when you see it, it just makes perfect and beautiful sense! I'm not gonna try to explain it, it just won't sound as good."

Now, share your own story of when you were new to DW by Tweeting @bbcamerica with the tag #newtoWHO: http://twitter.com/intent/tweet?text=my+%23newtoWHO+story+%23DoctorWho+@BBCAm...

Don't miss the all new season, *** Premiering Saturday Sept 1 at 9/8c *** only on BBC America.

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Join the Doctor (MATT SMITH), his companions Amy (KAREN GILLAN) and Rory (ARTHUR DARVILL) (aka the Ponds) and numerous friends on their latest escapades thr…

David Tennant Meets Fans On Set Of Broadchurch

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Filming is continuing on David Tennant's new ITV1 drama, Broadchurch  and David has been meeting a few of his fans who are lucky enough to be local to where the action is being filmed.
The local newspaper, Weston, Worle and Somerset Mercury reports that Claire and Ellie Taylor, along with Skye Fowler, spotted the crew filming in Avon Way, Portishead and seized the opportunity to have a photo taken.


You can read the full article over on the papers website here.

The Pirates! Band Of Misfits US DVD Release Today

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The Pirates! Band Of Misfits has its North American release on DVD and Blu-ray today.

The hit animated movie from Aardman and Sony Pictures features the voices of Hugh Grant, David Tennant, Martin Freeman and Imelda Staunton. The Pirate Captain leads his ragtag crew across the seven seas in a quest to win the Pirate Of The Year competition. On the way they encounter a pirate-hating Queen Victoria and a young, lovelorn Charles Darwin as they attempt to rescue the Captain's 'parrot' Polly and claim the prize.



DVD bonus features include: Filmmakers’ commentary,So You Want to Be a Pirate! mini-movieMr. Bobo’s Flash Card Challenge game (DVD exclusive)DVD-ROM with access to more film fun online

Blu-ray bonus features include: Pirate Disguise dress-up gameFrom Stop to Motion featuretteCreating the Bath Chase Sequence featuretteTwo shorts from director Peter Lord: Wats Pig and War Story, both with optional commentary intro.




For more information about the film, click here

Order your co…

Watch David Tennant Clips In BBCA Dramaville Trailer

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You can now watch the Dramaville preview trailer which contains some brief clips of David Tennant in The Spies Of Warsaw.

Twitter user @mochaahh has posted the clips which shows three brief glimpses of David - in a bedroom scene, a line of dialogue and an apparent nighttime escape.

View the trailer here:




The Spies Of Warsaw stars David Tennant and Janet Montgomery. It is due to come to TV screens some time this autumn.

Thanks to @mochaahh and @DTForum over on Twitter

David Tennant To Feature In Milton Keynes 'Woodland Whispers' Project

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David Tennant is one of a number of well-known people who have recorded information for a charity event that will be running in Milton Keynes next month.

Woodland Whispers takes place from Monday 17th  to Saturday 22nd September at Campbell Park in Milton Keynes and is a series of organised walks enhanced with recorded stories about the animal inhabitants of the area. It is organised by MK Women And Work, a local charity that aims to help local women improve their employment prospects by providing advice and guidance and a variety of free training courses. From their website:



Woodland Whispers Would your children like to know about the lives of trees, animals and insects? Milton Keynes Women and Work in conjunction with the Parks Trust will be running an event on the Woodland Ridge of Campbell Park from Monday 17thSeptember through to Saturday 22nd. Groups of adults and children will be taken for a walk along the ridge where they will hear about the lives of its inhabitants as they go alo…

New Tree Fu Tom Episode Details

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New episodes of Tree Fu Tom begin on CBeebies from September 3rd. David Tennant and Sophie Aldred provide voices for the hit children's animation which has become the channel's most watched show of 2012.

 Episode details for the first week are:


Episode 14: One For All Monday 3rd September Tom (Sophie Aldred) leads his under-performing squizzle team on a quest to find the enchanted squizzle to help them play perfectly. They follow clues and overcome epic challenges on their journey to win help from the mysterious Squizzle Master. Tom and his friends must learn valuable lessons about teamwork to win through.
Episode 15: Treefle Tom Tuesday 4th September Tom and his friends' greed for the tasty treefle treats growing all over Treetopolis for just one day leads to trouble. What starts as sharing descends to frenzied competition - can Tom overcome his own greed and get his competing friends to cooperate before disaster strikes?
Episode 16: The Great Journey Wednesday 5th Septemb…

Broadchurch Filming Pictures

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A few shots of David Tennant filming Broadchurch have appeared on the internet this week.

DT Forum have a set of shots of David and Olivia Colman filming a scene in Clevedon on Monday, showing David sporting a dark-suited and dishevelled look for the series. You can view them here

The Sun newspaper also included a close up shot of David in its article about Comedy World Cup:
David Tennant is Dr. Hoot

Broadchurch will be filming in Somerset and Devon until the end of November, with the series coming to ITV1 next spring

Free Ticket Link For Comedy World Cup

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SRO Audiences are now offering tickets to the recording of Comedy World Cup, the major new comedy show fom Channel 4, hosted by David Tennant

Recording takes place on Sunday 2nd September at 2,30pm at RADA Studios, 16 Chenies Street, London. Tickets are available free to over 18s and a maximum of six can be ordered.

Visit SRO Audiences to apply now - you'll find the listing under Current Shows. Tickets are subject to availability and may be snapped up fast now details of the show have been released!

Channel 4 Press Release: David Tennant Hosts Comedy World Cup

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Channel Four have put out a press release that gives a little more information about David Tennant's new panel show - Comedy World Cup:



Kicking off Saturday nights, David Tennant will host Comedy World Cup, a brand new series in which the funniest folk in comedy team up for a new panel show. Across a seven-part series, teams of comedians will harness all of their comedy cunning to avoid being knocked-out and be in with a chance to claim THE ultimate prize: The Comedy World Cup. Host David Tennant, said: "As a big comedy geek I'm looking forward to proving that I know more about it than the professionals!" Justin Gorman, Head of C4 Entertainment said: "Needless to say when we thought who could match, handle and wrangle some of the funniest and most talented comedians on TV, we decided it had to be David Tennant so are thrilled he agreed." Comedy World Cup was commissioned by Justin Gorman and will be Executive Produced by Andrew Beint and Addison Cresswell. Pro…

David Tennant To Host New Channel 4 Panel Show

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David Tennant has signed up to host a brand new Channel 4 panel show.


The seven-part series, titled Comedy World Cup, will see teams of comedians using their stand-up to avoid being knocked out of the competition. The programme was announced by chief creative officer Jay Hunt at the International Edinburgh TV Festival.
It is believed that the series is scheduled for Saturday nights.


David Tennant In The BBC America Trailer

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Thanks to our friends over at DT Forum we have a few screencaps of David Tennant in The Spies Of Warsaw from the new BBC America Dramaville trailer. The channel are showing a couple of tiny glimpses of David in the new miniseries which will be coming to screens later this year.





Big thanks especially go out to eidesg from the Forum for the caps.

The Spies Of Warsaw stars David alongside Janet Montgomery and Burn Gorman. It is based on the novel by Alan Furst and was filmed on location in Poland earlier this year.


Tree Fu Tom In Canada

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Tree Fu Tom comes to Canadian TV today
The hit animated show from the UK will be shown on the BBC Kids channel. Former Doctor Who stars Sophie Aldred and David Tennant voice the characters of Tom and Twigs in the amazing adventures of a young boy called Tom who, uses the magic of Tree Fu to enter the world of Treetopolis as a tiny superhero.
With his best friend Twigs, a silly and energetic acorn sprite and with the help of Zigzoo the inventor frog, Squirmtum the woodlouse, rancher butterfly Ariela and the wise treeling Treetog they have amazing adventures, usually involving saving Treetopolis from the mischievous Mushas Stink and Puffy.
Tom conjures up Big World Magic through special moves and encourages the young audience to join in. All spell movements have been developed from those used to help children who have movement disorders and difficulties such as Dyspraxia, and the spell sequences have been designed by movement specialists/therapists to assist and enhance the development…

New Tree Fu Tom Episodes on CBeebies

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It's Tree Fu Go! for all fans of the CBeebies top rated show of 2012 as the series returns with brand new episodes in two weeks time.

Former Doctor Who stars Sophie Aldred and David Tennant provide the voices for magical hero Tom and his acorn sprite sidekick Twigs in the amazing animated series that first burst onto our screens earlier this year

The BBC Media Centre say of the series:


David Tennant and Sophie Aldred are back to breathe life into heroic and fun-loving characters Tom and Twigs, in brand new episodes of the fantasy action adventure series Tree Fu Tom. Currently CBeebies number one show of the year to date, Tree Fu Tom combines innovative elements of heroic action, fantasy and magic, coupled with unique interactive physical activity. Set in the enchanted world of Treetopolis, where movement creates magic, viewers are encouraged to interact with the show through physical actions that have been devised and approved by movement development specialists to assist in the dev…

Christian Resource Showcase For New David Tennant Movie

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Clips from David Tennant's new film Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger will be shown at the Christian Resource Exhibition in Manchester in October. Director Debbie Isitt will be present to introduce the film which the exhibition organisers describe as an ideal festive outing. Although not specifically marketed as a Christian film, like its predecessor Nativity!  the new moviefollows the fortunes of St. Bernadette's Primary School as they prepare for a traditional Christmas show. The CRE organisers said:

"With its themes of forgiveness and good triumphing over evil, the movie provides an ideal opportunity for group outings to the cinema over the festive season."
David Tennant stars as over-anxious teacher Mr. Peterson in the film, who finds himself in competition with his twin brother (also David) and lost in the countryside with a classload of kids, a baby, a donkey and his classroom assistant Mr. Poppy (Marc Wootton) on the way to a Christmas competition. 
The Christia…

The Pirates! Mini Feature Released On DVD

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment have released an Aardman animated short featuring the cast of The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists.

Details:


Sony Pictures Home Entertainment launched'SO YOU WANT TO BE A PIRATE!' on DVD exclusively with Tesco stores nationwide on August 13th to get you ready to set sail for the release ofTHE PIRATES! IN AN ADVENTURE WITH SCIENTISTSon September 10th. From the Academy Award-winning Aardman (Chicken Run) and Sony Pictures Animation (The Smurfs), comes an all-new short swashbuckling stop-motion animated adventure to get you ship-shape to help the Pirate Captain and his band of misfits in THE PIRATES! IN AN ADVENTURE WITH SCIENTISTS. Let the luxuriantly bearded Pirate Captain, voiced byHugh Grant(About A Boy), and his band of misfits (Martin Freeman,Brendan Gleeson,Russell ToveyandAshley Jensen) guide you with hilarious, fun-loving tips and advice to becoming a seaworthy addition to the crew and help them in their madcap adventure to win the c…

David Tennant Reads Gold

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David Tennant sent Christian O'Connell a specially recorded version of the Spandau Ballet classic Gold to include in this morning's Olympic tribute Spandathon on Absolute Radio this morning. The song has been played 29 times - one for each gold medal won by the UK Olympic squad.

The show has also included versions by Tony Hadley, Newton Faulkner and opera singer Joanne McGahon.

You can listen to David's rather unique reading here, thanks to Absolute Radio. I think you'll agree with us that it is pretty splendid!






David Tennant Reads 'Gold' For Absolute Radio

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Keep an ear out for an appearance by David Tennant on Christian O'Connell's Absolute Radio Breakfast Show tomorrow morning.

Christian and the Breakfast crew made a pledge that they would celebrate the GB Olympic squad's success in the Games by playing a version of the Spandau Ballet classic Gold for every gold medal that the team won. With the total now at twenty-nine golds, there will be a special souvenir edition of the show tomorrow morning (Monday 13th) where the pledge will be honoured.

Spandau Ballet lead singer Tony Hadley will be joining Christian in the studio to perform a live version of the track while other versions will be provided by Newton Faulkner and the Breakfast Show listeners. Christian also tweeted this morning that he had even got his good friend and occasional co-presenter David in on the act:

"We have an amazing spoken word version of 'Gold' recorded by David Tennant as if on stage at the RSC. It's brilliant. A luvvie remix!"

David Tennant Reads On Her Majesty's Secret Service - Audiobook Review

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David Tennant is a consummate reader of audiobooks, previously having brought to vivid life such titles as My Sister Lives On The Mantelpiece, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again and, of course, the How To Train Your Dragon series by Cressida Cowell. Now he turns his vocal talents to a classic modern British adventure story to read On Her Majesty’s Service, one of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels. We've had a sneak peak (or whatever the aural equivalent is) and we can tell you that this is definitely set to be another David favourite. 
Dropping his native accent in favour of something more Home Counties, David Tennant takes up the tale as 007 embarks on another danger-packed mission to save the world from a criminal threat.
Following information given to him by crime syndicate boss Marc-Ange Draco, Bond continues his pursuit of Ernst Blofeld and SPECTRE to Switzerland while also finding time to romance Draco’s daughter. The drama finds him making a breathless downhill escape on sk…

David Tennant In The Spies Of Warsaw - New Filming Photos

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Polish company ATM System, who provided cameras, lenses and managed technical matters on the set of David Tennant's new wartime drama The Spies Of Warsaw have posted a number of production photos from the series on their website. The pictures feature David Tennant, director Coky Giedroyc and other members of the cast and crew during filming.
You can view the full set of photos here
Thanks to our friends at DT Forum we also have a translation of the Polish text
On April 11th 2012 filming began on the historical drama ‘The Spies Of Warsaw’. Broadcast of the four-part production is scheduled for autumn 2012, screening simultaneously on the British channel BBC Four and the Polish TVP1. Filming of ‘The Spies Of Warsaw’ took place entirely in Poland – in Warsaw, Krakow and Nieborów. The director of ‘Spies’ is Coky Giedroyc, a relative of Jerzy Giedroyc, the journalist, author and editor of the Parisian ‘Kultura’. Production design is byEva Skoczkowska, the cinematographer is Wojciech Szep…

Pre-order The Spies Of Warsaw On DVD Now

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The Spies Of Warsaw starring David Tennant and Janet Montgomery is now available to pre-order on Region 2 DVD now. The two-part wartime drama is due to be shown on BBC Four this autumn.

From the BBC Shop website:


David Tennant and Janet Montgomery star in this adaptation of Alan Furst's celebrated spy novel set in Poland, Paris and Berlin in the years leading up to the Second World War. At the French embassy in Warsaw, the new military attaché, Colonel  Jean-Francois Mercier (David Tennant), is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of the city. At the same time, the handsome aristocrat is involved in a passionate love affair with Anna (Janet Montgomery),  a Parisian woman of polish heritage, a lawyer for the league of nations. Risking his life, Mercier works in the shadows amid a remarkable cast of characters, some known to him as spies, some never to be revealed. It is a city where people drink and fight and spy and love, b…

Twenty Twelve Box Set Out On Monday

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Series one and two of brilliant BBC spoof documentary series Twenty Twelve will be released as a Region 2 DVD box set from Monday 6th August.

David Tennant narrates the award-winning comedy which follows the efforts of the Olympic Deliverance Committee as they battle to make sure that the 2012 London Games run smoothly.

Item description:

Twenty Twelve Series 1 & 2 Box Set Filmed in a documentary style, Twenty Twelve deals with such hot topics as how to phase the traffic lights across London to get people from west to east; who to sell the Taekwondo hall to after the event; what to do when protesters leave large quantities of horse dung on the doorstep in protest at the siting of the equestrian events, and how to cope with sportsmen who want to help but are just too dull.
From getting a busload of non-English speaking Brazilians from A to B, who to appoint to run the Cultural Olympiad and what to do when the much-vaunted wind turbines won’t turn because there’s no wind, it’s all in…

Watch Now: David Tennant Appears On Attack Of The Show

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David Tennant was interviewed by Matt Mira on last night's Attack Of The Show which was shown last night on G4 in the USA and Canada and on Fuel in Australia. The interview was recorded on Tuesday and included chat about Doctor Who, The Spies Of Warsaw, technology and the Olympic Games.

Watch the whole interview here:




007 Reloaded Pre-Order Competition

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AudioGo are running an exclusive pre-order competition where you could win an Ian Fleming hardback book autographed by David Tennant! David has recorded On Her Majesty's Secret Service as part of the twelve title series to be released on the 6th September 2012. From Audiogo:


Exclusive 007 Pre-order competition
YOU COULD WIN A 'MONEY CAN'T BUY' PRIZE WHEN YOU PRE-ORDER 007 RELOADED...
When you pre-order any title from our 007 Reloaded range (on CD or Download), we'll enter you into a competion to win an exclusive 'one-off' prize, a facsimilie of the original hardback novel of the same story, signed by the star reader! All you have to do is pre-order one of our 007 Reloaded titles and wait to see if you've won! 
Here's a reminder of the titles and the all star readers. Pre-order now and don't miss out on your chance to win a 'money can't buy' prize : 
·Casino Royale read by Dan Stevens  ·Live and Let Die read by Rory Kinnear  ·Moonraker re…

David Tennant On Attack Of The Show Tonight

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David Tennant, who is currently in LA,  has recorded a guest slot for US magazine programme Attack Of The Show which will be shown on the programme later this evening (Thursday 2nd August)


From the show's official website: Welcome to TV's only source for all the stuff you care about from the coolest viral videos to the hottest new gadgets, comics and movies. Attack of the Show gets it before it gets out.
Attack Of The Show goes out live at 7.00pm ET on G4 in the USA and on G4 Tech TV in Canada. It will also be shown at 4.30pm on Fuel in Australia on Friday 3rd August.
Check out the show's website after broadcast for video clips and photos from the show.





Photos: David Tennant At Yesterday's Spies Of Warsaw TCA Panel

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We have uploaded a collection of photos of David speaking at the 'The Spies of Warsaw' discussion panel during the BBC America section of the 2012 Summer TCA tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in LA yesterday.
You can view the whole series of photos here.

David Tennant At The Spies Of Warsaw Press Panel

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David Tennant took part in a discussion panel earlier today as BBC America presented The Spies Of Warsaw  at the Television Critics Association 2012 Summer Press Tour. David took to the stage alongside writers Ian La Frenais and Dick Clement and executive producer Richard Fell for the fifteen-minute presentation. The event was thoroughly reported via Twitter, with tweets about David's clothing first of all:


@rcatlin: David Tennant at BBC America panel rocking brogue, stubble, Converse high tops, black jeans and jacket over early Beatles T-shirt. #tcas12
The delegates at the event were shown a short clip of the series that was described as "great", "intriguing" "very promising" and "looking really good".One journalist, @sepinwall, said of the accents used: "At Spies of Warsaw panel, we're discussing David Tennant's facility w/accents. I'd rather listen to his regular speaking voice all the time."
The panel talked about t…

Pre-order On Her Majesty's Secret Service Today

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The 007 Reloaded series of audiobooks are now available to pre-order from the AudioGo website. The series of twelve unabridged readings of the classic spy novels by Ian Fleming feature some of the UK's finest actors including David Tennant, who reads On Her Majesty's Secret Service. 


Of the book AudioGo say:

In his Alpine base, Blofeld is developing biological weapons that will devastate Britain. Unaware of the danger, James Bond is about to get married to Teresa di Vicenzo, the daughter of a Corsican Mafioso. But then he is sent to Switzerland. Bond's marriage and Blofeld's schemes disintegrate in a blizzard of gunfire and high explosive from which neither man emerges the victor. Includes an exclusive bonus interview with David Tennant.


The series also includes readings by Damian Lewis, Kenneth Branagh and Bill Nighy. The recordings are released on 6th September and cost £7.99 for an mp3 download and £15.00 for the CD. For more information and to place an order visit t…

The Spies Of Warsaw Press Tour Panel Today With David Tennant

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David Tennant is expected to be on the BBC America TCA Press Tour 2012 panel later today when The Spies Of Warsaw is presented to TV critics from America and Canada. The series is co-produced by the BBC, BBC America, TV Poland and ARTEFrance and was shot in Poland in late spring this year. The Television Critics Association  Press Tour Summer 2012 has been taking place at the Beverly Hills Hilton since late July and is an opportunity for TV networks to present their shows for the new season.

Two writers for media and technology site Collider - Christina Radish and Steven Weintraub - have already put out requests to their Twitter followers to send in questions for an interview with David, and the makers of US TV programme Attack Of The Show (which also airs in Canada and Australia) have indicated that David will feature on the show on Thursday.

The Spies Of Warsaw will be coming to TV screens this autumn.Find out more about the series here