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David Tennant's Twelfth Night Audio Book Art Work Revealed

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The art work for the audio CD of Radio 3's Twelfth Night has been released.

David Tennant stars as Malvolio in Shakespeare's comedy of disguise, madness and love.
One of Shakespeare's happiest plays, Twelfth Night is both a comedy of misrule and a trenchant attack on puritanism. Disguise and deceit leads to misadventure, madness and mistaken love. Orsino loves Olivia, but she loves Cesario, who really does love Orsino (for Cesario is actually Viola). But Malvolio believes his mistress, Olivia, loves him, as he is a victim of a trick played on him by those who would make him mad. Naomi Frederick and Paul Ready are Viola and Orsino in his sparkling BBC Radio 3 production.

The CD is released on 16th July in the UK and can be pre ordered here

UK: Doctor Who Comic Issue 2 On Sale Now!

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Issue 2 of TITAN's Doctor Who Comic featuring stories on the Tenth Doctor, the Eleventh Doctor and the Twelfth Doctor is out in UK stores now.

Every issue of Doctor Who Comic is crammed with brand-new stories, following your favourite Doctors as they journey through time and space! This month: things heat up for the Twelfth Doctor; the Eleventh Doctor learns evil sometimes lurks in unlikely places; and the Tenth Doctor faces fear itself!

The Twelfth Doctor: The Doctor and Clara came to the ice world of Isen VI – to find it transformed into a lush jungle by terraformers in the pay of the richest man in the 25th Century, Kano Dollar! But this is no holiday – the Doctor has tracked a signal of Time Lord origin to the planet.

The Eleventh Doctor: The Doctor and Alice proved a pretty good team, reuniting the Kharitite and its owner without totally decimating the Houses of Parliament. Now they’re off on a new adventure...!

The Tenth Doctor: Gabby is trapped in a Subway car by a monster…

National Film Awards Announced Tonight - What We Did On Our Holiday Nominated

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The winners of the inaugural National Film Awards are announced tonight at a ceremony at the Porchester Hall in London tonight. What We Did On Our Holiday, last year's hit BBC Films black comedy starring David Tennant, Rosamund Pike and Billy Connolly, is nominated as Best Comedy.

The National Film Awards are presented by the National Film Academy which was set up in 2011. The annual awards ceremony celebrates the achievements of established and independent film makers, actors, casting directors, production companies and crew who make up the motion picture industry. Similar events also take place in the USA, South America, Africa and Australia.
Nominations for the National Film Awards were submitted by the public during December. The winners were decided by public votes through the National Film Academy website. The full shortlist for the Best Comedy category is:
Best Comedy The Inbetweeners 2Almost MarriedA Long Way DownCuban FuryFrankMrs Brown’s Boys D’MovieWhat We Did On Our Holida…

AUDIO: David Tennant Returns To Just A Minute

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David Tennant returned to the panel of BBC Radio 4's long-running game show Just A Minute this evening. Once again he was pitted against seasoned contestants Stephen Fry, Julian Clary and Paul Merton and the game was overseen by veteran host Nicholas Parsons. 

The purpose of Just A Minute is to speak for one minute without hesitation, deviation or repetition on any subject that comes up on the cards. The series is now in its 48th year and tonight's show marked the end of the 71st series.

Tonight David was required to speak on the topics of The World Cup, To Be Or Not To Be and A Sense Of Purpose. To see how he got on, you can listen to the show or download it here:

Just A Minute - 30th March 2015



LAST CHANCE TO ENTER - ENDS TODAY - Win VIP Passes To Wizard World Philadelphia With David Tennant & Billie Piper

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On Sunday 10th May, David Tennant and Billie Piper will be attending Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia - their first ever convention appearance together. Sadly Dual VIP passes to meet them for photos and autographs are now sold out. However, there's a last minute chance for our US readers to get their hands on a pair of tickets through our exclusive competition
One lucky winner and their guest will be able to attend all four days of the event, will have autographs and a photo op from David Tennant and Billie Piper along with early entry and guaranteed access to the Doctor Who stars' interactive Q&A panel on Sunday.
HURRY - the competition closes at 12.00pm PST today!

Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia runs from 7th - 10th May at the Pennsylvania Convention Centre. Other fantastic guests include legendary movie star Burt Reynolds, Agent Carter's Hayley Atwell and from Gotham, Ben McKenzie and Robin Lord Taylor.


Click here to enter the contest
Entry is restricted to US re…

VIDEO: Martin Freeman & David Tennant Outline The Choice Presented To Scottish Voters This Election

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Tonight sees the first TV airing of a new party election broadcast by Scottish Labour. The new film features Martin Freeman with a voiceover by David Tennant.


Scottish Labour say: Scotland faces a choice at this election, a choice between more Tory austerity or a Labour plan to end austerity and create a fairer society for all.





See the broadcast on TV today at 17.55 on BBC Two Scotland and at 18.55 on BBC One Scotland.
Read more on the Scottish Labour website


Sneak Peek At The Titan Comics Free Comic Book Day - Doctor Who Comic

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Take a sneak peek inside the new Titan Comics Doctor Who comic book featuring the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors which is to be released for Free Comic Book Day on May 2nd 2015.
Th​is​ special issue will include three brand-new short stories featuring the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors, as played by David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi.

About the Doctor Who Comic Book:
Take a blistering trip through time and space with three stunning all-new short stories featuring the Tenth Doctor, the Eleventh Doctor and the brand-new Twelfth Doctor, written and drawn by the ongoing Doctor Who comics creative teams. PLUS: A sneak peek of the Top Secret Summer 2015 event! Be the first to get a hint of the epic that will shake the Doctor to his very core! It's a must-read for fans, and the perfect primer for anyone looking to jump on board the TARDIS!

Pick up your FREE copy from your local comic book store on May 2.
To find your local comic book store click here.





KOREA: What We Did On Our Holiday Film Poster And Release Date Revealed

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*UPDATE - The film will now be released on 14th May 

What We Did On Our Holiday starring David Tennant, Rosamund Pike and Billy Connolly will be released in cinemas in South Korea on 7 May. The comedy movie from BBC Films will be released under the title 해피 홀리데이 ('Happy Holidays').
You can see the official art for the film's poster above,

해피 홀리데이
영화 <나를 찾아줘>로 아카데미 여우주연상 후보에 오른 로자먼드 파이크가 주연한 <해피 홀리데이>가 올 봄 국내 개봉을 앞두고 있다.
<해피 홀리데이>는 이혼 직전의 위기의 부부와 그런 부모를 걱정하는 엉뚱하고 사랑스러운 세 아이들이 할아버지의 생일 파티에 참석하기 위해 스코틀랜드로 떠나 겪게 되는 이야기를 그린 좌충우돌 힐링 코미디.
<나를 찾아줘>에서는 섬뜩한 연기를 보여줬던 로자먼드 파이크가 이번 영화에서는 이혼 위기에 놓인 주부이자 세 아이를 둔 엄마로 변신해 코믹하면서도 카리스마 있는 모습을 보여줄 예정이다.
또한 드라마 [닥터 후]로 국내에서도 사랑 받고 있는 데이비드 테넌트가 로자먼드 파이크의 남편으로 등장해 어리버리한 허당 아빠의 모습을 보이며 기대감을 더하고 있다.

Watch a trailer here:



Thanks to @DM_twt

ITALY: Broadchurch - The Original Series Concludes On Giallo Tonight

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The original series of Broadchurch draws to a close on Giallo in Italy tonight. The final two episodes air from 21.05. David Tennant and Olivia Colman star as Detectives Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller who are on the trail of the killer of a young boy in a small seaside town.

Episodio 7 Giallo, 21.05 Il detective Hardy viene ricoverato in ospedale e le sue condizioni di salute iniziano a preoccupare. Miller intanto interroga Susan Wright, che fa delle importanti rivelazioni.
Episodio 8 Giallo, 21.55 Hardy e Miller arrivano finalmente a far luce sulle circostanze della morte di Danny: la verita' sconvolgera' nel profondo i membri della comunita'.

Episode 7 Giallo, 21:05 Detective Hardy is hospitalized and his health began to cause concern. Meanwhile Miller questions Susan Wright, who makes some important revelations.
Episode 8 Giallo, 21:55
Hardy and Miller are finally able to shed light on the circumstances surrounding Danny’s death: the truth send deep shockwaves through the community.
Th…

RADIO PREMIERE: David Tennant On Just A Minute This Evening

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David Tennant's second episode of Just A Minute will air this evening at 6.30pm on BBC Radio 4. David will once again be joined by fellow panelists Julian Clary, Stephen Fry and Paul Merton.

You can listen to the show live worldwide from the BBC Radio 4 website here.

David previously made his debut on the February 9th edition of the show. On his first go he astounded the audience, his co-panellists and veteran host Nicholas Parsons by speaking for a full minute on the subject of 'Exit...Pursued By A Bear', the first time in the programme's 47 year history that a newcomer has achieved such a feat.

You can listen to David's first episode of Just A Minute here.

The episode is repeated on Sunday 5th April at 12pm  on BBC Radio 4 and at 7.30am on Monday 6th April on BBC Radio 4 Extra.


KOREA: Gracepoint Episode 7 Premieres On CineF Tonight

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Episode 7 of Gracepoint airs on CineF in Korea tonight (Monday 30th March) at 23.00. A repeat of episode 6 airs just before at 22.00.

Gracepoint is the American remake of the acclaimed UK drama Broadchurch and sees David Tennant reprise his role as the leading detective in the hunt for the killer of a boy in a small seaside town.

Gracepoint - Episode 7 CineF, 23.00, 30th March Detective Miller faces a crisis in her own family that may lead to a new suspect, and Detective Carver has an unexpected visitor.
Starring David Tennant as Emmett Carver, Anna Gunn as Ellie Miller, Josh Hamilton as Joe Miller, Virginia Kull as Beth Solano and Sarah-Jane Potts as Gemma Fisher.
Visit the network programme page here.



David Tennant Weekly News Update: Monday 23rd - Sunday 29th March

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Royal Shakespeare Company Launches King & Country Website

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The Royal Shakespeare Company have launched a stand-alone mini site for their new major theatrical event which will bring David Tennant back to the Barbican Theatre in London this winter.

King & Country: Shakespeare's Great Cycle Of Kings brings together the tetralogy of Richard II, Henry IV Parts 1 & 2 and Henry V in a complete cycle of all four plays in repertoire for a season that celebrates the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death. David Tennant will be reprising his award-winning lead role in Richard II, returning to the Barbican in the production that originally ran there from December 2013 - January 2014. He will be joined by Anthony Sher as Falstaff and Jasper Britton as King Henry in Henry IV Parts 1 & 2.

The event will open with Henry V starring Alex Hassell in the title role. This production runs from 7th November; the other three plays will join the cycle from Thursday 10th December and continue until Sunday 24th January 2016.


During this period there wil…

AUSTRALIA PREMIERE: Broadchurch Continues Tonight - Series 2, Episode 7

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The second series of Broadchurch, starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman continues on ABC in Australia tonight at 8.30pm.

About the episode: A trap is set - but will it have the desired result? Paul Coates steps in to help a figure in distress, and in a turn of events she could never have foreseen, Ellie finds herself exposed and alone. 

VIDEO: Broadchurch Season 2 Episode 5 Preview Clip From BBC America (Plays USA Only)

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BBC America have uploaded a sneak peek at the fifth episode of season 2 of the gripping crime drama Broadchurch starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman. The epsiode airs exclusively on BBC America on WEdnesday 1st April.

In the new clip, Hardy challenges Claire (Eve Myles) while Ellie questions Pippa's father Ricky (Shaun Dooley) before the pair make an unnerving discovery.

Watch here (restricted to the USA):



Broadchurch
Season 2, Episode 5
BBC America, Wednesday 1st April, 10pm/9c
New information forces Hardy and Ellie to re-evaluate what they believe. Is it possible that they've been wrong about everything so far? Sharon receives some unexpected help, while Olly Stevens gets a major scoop.


LAST FEW DAYS - Enter Our Competition To Win VIP Passes To Meet David Tennant & Billie Piper

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Our exclusive competition to win a pair of Dual Doctor Who VIP Promo Packages to Wizard World Comic Con in Philadelphia ends on Monday 30th March at 12.00pm PST. One lucky winner and their guest will be able to attend all four days of the event, will have autographs and a photo op from very special guest stars David Tennant and Billie Piper along with early entry and guaranteed access to the Doctor Who stars' interactive Q&A panel on Sunday.




Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia runs from 7th - 10th May at the Pennsylvania Convention Centre. Other fantastic guests include legendary movie star Burt Reynolds, Agent Carter's Hayley Atwell and from Gotham, Ben McKenzie and Robin Lord Taylor.


Click here to enter the contest
Entry is restricted to US residents. 
Competition rules One entry per person, duplicates will be disqualified One winner will receive: One (1) pair of 4-day David Tennant / Billie Piper VIP Promo Pack Admissions to Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia (May 7-10) • Win…

Broadchurch Series 1 Episode 4 Repeated In The UK Tonight

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Episode 4 of the original series of Broadchurch is repeated on ITV Encore tonight at 9pm GMT. Go back to where it all began as Detectives Hardy and Miller (David Tennant and Olivia Colman) hunt for the killer of a young boy in a small town where everyone seems to have a secret.
Broadchurch – Episode 4 Local journalist Olly investigates Jack, the newsagent for whom Danny did a paper round - and discovers a suspicious previous conviction. Meanwhile, Beth and Mark try to get more national press coverage of their son's death in an attempt to find his killer, and Hardy goes for dinner with Miller and her husband, but blacks out in his hotel room later that evening. 

ITV Encore is a specialist drama channel available exclusively to Sky customers on Channel 123 or via NOW TV.
Look out for the American version of Broadchurch - Gracepoint - starring David Tennant and coming to ITV Encore on April 1st.


VIDEO: Doctor Who - The Top Ten Most Shared New Who Clips

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The official BBC Doctor Who YouTube channel have celebrated a decade of New Who by posting a compilation of the top ten most shared clips from the revived show's history. Yesterday was the tenth anniversary of the show's return to TV after its long hiatus.

The video includes clips of David Tennant in Blink, Partners In Crime and Doomsday, with links to view the full clips.

Watch the video here:





VIDEO: David Tennant Featured In BBC's Life In The North Trailer

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David Tennant is featured in the new BBC 'Life In The North' trailer. Clips from David's 2004 drama Blackpool, which was filmed in the northern seaside resort, are included alongside other shows such as Last Tango In Halifax, Bread, Life On Mars and Ordinary Lies to showcase BBC shows created in the North of England.

Watch it below:

David Tennant Re-Records W1A Commentary Following Jeremy Clarkson's BBC Exit

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The departure of Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson caused a hasty rewrite of the opening episode of series two of W1A and a return to the recording studio for programme narrator David Tennant. 

The spoof fly-on-the-wall documentary set in Broadcasting House is a follow up to the award-winning Olympic Games sitcom Twenty Twelve. W1A sees the former head of the fictional Olympics Deliverance Committee, Ian Fletcher, played by Hugh Bonneville, in his new role as Head Of Values for the BBC. The series also stars Jessica Hynes, Jason Watkins, Sarah Parish and Nina Sosanya with David Tennant providing a dry voiceover to the onscreen events. 

The hour-long opening episode to the second series featured a reference to Clarkson in a storyline on damage limitation though Clarkson himself does not appear in the show. It is said that changes were made to the script to reflect the presenter's "updated status". No reshoots were necessary, but David Tennant, who is currently in the middl…

Doctor Who Tee Offer: The Tenth Doctor & Rose Collection

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To celebrate David Tennant and Billie Piper's first joint con appearance in the USA in Philadelphia in May (see here for details!) we've teamed up with our pals at TeePublic to offer you some fabulous Ten and Rose tees that will show your love for the Doctor Who duo!
All tees are on offer from today for just $14 until Monday 30 March - after that the price will increase $20 - so be quick and bag yourself a bargain this weekend!!

BUY "DOCTOR WITH ONE HEART" FOR $14 HERE

BUY "DOOMSDAY" FOR $14 HERE
BUY "ROSE AND TEN" FOR $14 HERE

BUY "BASICALLY, RUN!" FOR $14 HERE

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BUY "TIME LORD INFINITE" FOR $14 HERE

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FRANCE - David Tennant & Olivia Colman On The Cover Of TélécâbleSat Magazine

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David Tennant and Olivia Colman are the cover stars of the next issue of Télécâble Sat Hebdo which hits newsstands in France on Monday. David and Olivia return to French TV screens on Monday 6th April when the second season of Broadchurch premieres on France 2.

The new issue covers the award winning UK drama and includes and interview with David.

The second season of Broadchurch also sees the return of Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan and Arthur Darvill, and new cast members including Eve Myles, Charlotte Rampling and Marianne Jean-Baptiste. 

Broadchurch - Saison 2
La petite cité de Broadchurch est en effervescence à la veille du procès de Joe Miller, accusé du meurtre de Danny Latimer. Parallèlement, l'inspecteur Alec Hardy demande l'aide d'Ellie Miller, anéantie et désormais reléguée à la circulation, de l'aider à progresser sur une autre affaire. 


The little town of Broadchurch is abuzz on the eve of the trial of Joe Miller, accused of killing Danny Latimer. Meanwhile, Ins…

USA: First Four Broadchurch E-Stories Available From Today

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The first volume of short stories to tie in with the new season of Broadchurch will be available shortly to fans in the USA. The e-bundle features four official and original short stories to be read alongside the first four episodes of Broadchurch: Season Two, now airing on BBC America. Containing exclusive and original material, this is a must-read for all fans of the show.

The short stories were written by thriller author Erin Kelly in close collaboration with the series creator Chris Chibnall. Each consists of 100% original material tied closely to each episode. The stories offer an unrivalled opportunity to spend more time with the characters, allowing readers to delve deeper into their lives, histories and secrets.

The first bundle contains stories linked to episodes 1-4:

The End Is Where Is BeginsThe LetterOld FriendsOver The SideThe e-book is scheduled for release today via Minotaur Books. 
Click here to download.



Doctor Who Magazine #485 - The Trip Of A Life Time - Features David Tennant Collectable Cover

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IT’S 10 YEARS SINCE DOCTOR WHO RETURNED TO TELEVISION –
AND DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE CELEBRATES WITH FOUR
VERY SPECIAL COVERS FOR ISSUE 485!

Ten years after the Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) grabbed the arm of Rose Tyler (Billie Piper) and told her to “Run!”, Doctor Who is still going strong, as one of the greatest TV success stories of the past decade. Doctor Who Magazine celebrates this milestone with a special commemorative issue that comes with four different covers, each one featuring one of the twenty-first century Doctors – Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith and Peter Capaldi!

Inside the issue, DWM look back on the show’s success, with contributions from writers Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Robert Shearman, Paul Cornell, Toby Whithouse, Gareth Roberts, Chris Chibnall, Peter Harness and Jamie Mathieson, as well as from BBC Head of Drama Commissioning Ben Stephenson, who gives his view on the future of Doctor Who…



ALSO INSIDE ISSUE 485 OF DWM…

Russell T Davies, th…

Ten Years Of New Who: VIDEO: David Tennant's First Live TV Interview As The Doctor

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Continuing our look back to 2005 in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the relaunch of Doctor Who, we can bring you David Tennant's first ever live TV interview as the Doctor.
David visited BBC Breakfast studios back in December 2005 to talk about his first full length episode as the Doctor in The Christmas Invasion.

Watch the interview below:


Ten Years Of New Who: INTERVIEW: David Tennant's First DWM Interview From 2005

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Continuing our look back to 2005 in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the relaunch of Doctor Who, we can bring you another of David Tennant's early interviews.
This is his first interview with Doctor Who Magazine as the Doctor. It was published in July 2005 and introduced the show's legions of fans to their new Doctor..
Let's start at the very beginning. How did you get into the acting business? I just always wanted to do it, from before I really knew what it was! I just decided, at a very young age, that that was what I was going to do. And my parents weren't very sure of the idea because, y'know, I was very small and why should they imagine I'd stick with it? But I did and it hasn't changed since then. What's your training been? I went to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and di three years in conjuction with Glasgow University, which means that I've actually got a degree from Glasgow University, even though we only did one day a …