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Speaking In Tongues Press Night

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David attended the press night for John Simm's new play, Speaking In Tongues, at the Duke Of York theatre last night.

Christmas Book 2009

After the success of our various annual projects since 2005 (see the Fan section) we would like to invite you to submit items to go into a Christmas book for David.

We would like to collect general messages, fan art, poetry, or maybe even photos or anecdotes of when you met David. Tell us about your Doctor Who collections or anything else that you like!


You may also like to thank David for his time on Doctor Who which is almost at an end...

Please try and keep messages reasonable in length as we would like as many people as possible to be able to make a contribution.


You can send messages to jack@david-tennant.com or post one on our forum at www.david-tennant.net

All messages must be in before  5pm on 9th December 2009.

Don't Let Cancer Have The Last Word...

David is involved in a very exciting new project to help the AICR. Official Press release follows:
“I once asked Ian Dury if he thought he had missed anything in life as a result of his disability. He paused for a moment, looked up at me and said, ‘I’ve missed a few buses.’" Phill Jupitus’ story about his famous friend is just one of a number of funny recollections which form part of an internet video archive launched to celebrate the lives of people who have died of cancer. AICR, the Association for International Cancer Research, the charity behind the initiative, is keen to get as many people as possible to contribute. The charity’s e-Commerce Manager, Jack Cumming, said: “Often, when people die, what keeps them very much alive in our minds are the funny sayings or stories that they told or that we tell about them. Recounting these is a great way of treasuring loved ones and we want people to share those happy memories and, as the title says, help us make sure cancer doesn’t hav…

First Look At David In The Sarah Jane Adventures

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Check out the pics above to see the first look at David in action as the Doctor in the latest series of The Sarah Jane Adventures!
David will be starring in The Wedding Of Sarah Jane Smith, a two part story, to be screened on Thursday 29th October and Friday 30th October on BBC One:

Overall story summary: "Sarah Jane has met Peter Dalton and wants him to become part of her life; to become a father to Luke perhaps. But Clyde thinks Peter is hiding a secret or two of his own, especially when he and Rani find an empty house where Peter says his home should be..."

Part one summary: "The Doctor returns on the happiest day of Sarah Jane's life - but a deadly trap is waiting for them all! As the strands of a clever and careful plan draw together, can even a Time Lord save Sarah Jane, on the day of her arch-enemy's greatest triumph?

Part two summary: "The Doctor joins the battle - but is it too late to save both Sarah Jane and the Earth itself? As the power of the Pant…

New Hairy Maclary Collection To Be Released

A new collection of Hairy Maclary audio books read by David is to be released on 5th November 2009:

Meet Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Donaldson's Dairy, always ready for mischief. In this fabulous set of audio rhyming tales, Hairy Maclary and his friends just want to have fun, but trouble is never far away!
The eight stories on this bumper CD collection are all set to music and read fabulously by Dr Who star David Tennant.
The collection contains: Hairy Maclary from Donaldson's Dairy Hairy Maclary, Sit! Hairy Maclary and Zackary Quack Hairy Maclary's Rumpus at the Vet Hairy Maclary Scattercat Hairy Maclary's Bone Hairy Maclary's Showbusiness Hairy Maclary's Caterwaul Caper.

Available to  pre order in our shop for just £6.49 here.

Glorious 39 Trailer

Here's an exciting first glimpse of David in action as Hector in the new Stephen Poliakoff film, Glorious 39:

David At ENRON

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David attended the opening night of ENRON at the Royal Court on 22nd September. You can read about it here courtesy of What's On Stage.
Thanks to Lorna Mitchell and www.whatsonstage.com

Pre Order Hamlet DVD For Just £14.69

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You can pre order the Hamlet DVD for just £14.69 from our shop today!
Make sure you don't miss out on your chance to own this piece of theatrical history...

BUY NOW!

David To Co Host Absolute Breakfast Show

David will be joining his friend, Christian O'Connell, to co host the Absolute Radio Breakfast Show for a week in November.
Absolute Radio have released the following statement:
Introducing the latest addition to the Absolute Radio line-up, Doctor Who.

We're very excited to announce that David Tennant will be presenting a run of breakfast shows with Christian O'Connell this autumn. Our favourite star of Saturday teatime told The OC that he wasn’t interested in simply coming in for an hour here or there, he wanted to do the full 6am to 10am.

In fact David's said he wants to beat Christian in for the pre-show scrum at 5:15 and fire his own ideas into the pot, which at the very least means that we’ll be spared the Nickname Game and Doc Hollywood for a few days.


Will The OC be upstaged, will veteran Absolute Radio security guard Martin be able to cope with a Golden Square full of David's adoring fans and will the two hosts still be friends at the end of the week? We'll …

Hamlet DVD Update

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The DVD cover for Hamlet has now been revealed and can be viewed above. The DVD will be released on 28th December 2009 after it is broadcast on BBC Two.
You can order the DVD from play.com here.

The Wedding Of Sarah Jane Smith Novel Details

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The episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures that will feature David's cameo is to be released as a novel.
The synopsis of the book gives us an idea of what to expect from the episodes which will be screened on 29th and 30th October:

Sarah Jane is acting very suspiciously. When Luke, Clyde and Rani investigate, with the help of Mr Smith and K-9, they discover something unexpected – Sarah Jane has a boyfriend and she’s going to marry him! Of course, in Sarah Jane’s life, things are not always as they seem and some very special wedding guests ensure this is one day she will never forget!

The book is released on 5th November 2009 and can be pre ordered in our shop here for just £4.49.

David The Dream Headteacher

David has topped a poll to find senior junior school children's 'dream headteacher'.
Girls wanted a "kind, caring" head while boys look for "a winner", in the survey of 9-11-year-olds by the National College for the Leadership of Schools and Children's Services.
The top 10 "dream headteachers":
1 David Tennant;
2 Barack Obama;
3 JK Rowling;
4 Cheryl Cole;
5 David Beckham;
6 Will Smith;
7 Michelle Obama;
8 Alan Sugar;
9 Lewis Hamilton;
10 Alan Shearer.

360° Programming Panel

The BFI will be hosting a 360° programming panel on Friday 2nd October at 18:30pm NFT3:

Doctor Who, Psychoville, Coronation Street, Skins and even Cranford all have their new media multi-platform spin offs. To discuss the process of 360° commissioning, the impact on programme genres, and what the future holds, we have assembled a panel of commissioners and producers including Adam Gee, New Media Commissioner, Factual, Ch4; Martin Trickey, BBC Comedy Commissioning, Multi-Platform; Gavin Collinson, Interactive Producer, Doctor Who; Andrew Hawken, Editorial Director, sky.com. Chaired by Robin Parker, Deputy News Editor, Broadcast magazine.

If you'd like tickets to attend then click here.

Dreamland To Air In October

It has been confirmed that the brand new Doctor Who animation, Dreamland, starring David Tennant and Georgia Moffett will air in October 2009.
The exact air date is still to be confirmed.
Thanks to our friends at Blogtor Who.

The Ultimate Monster Guide

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With The Ultimate Monster Guide, Doctor Who historian Justin Richards has created the most comprehensive guide to the Doctor's enemies ever published. With fully-illustrated entries that cover everything from Adipose and Autons to Zarbi and Zygons, this guide tells you everything you need to know about the many dastardly creatures the Doctor has fought since he first appeared on television.


Featuring a wealth of material from the current and classic series, the Guide also includes behind-the-scenes secrets of how the monsters were created, as well as design drawings and images. Find out how the Cybermen were redesigned over the years, and how Davros was resurrected to lead his Daleks once again. Discover the computer magic that made the Beast possible, and the make-up wizardry that created the Weeping Angels. Learn how many incarnations of the Master the Doctor has encountered, and which other misguided Time Lords he has defeated...


Lavishly designed with photos and artwork through…

New Doctor Who Novel Details

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Three new Doctor Who novels, featuring David as the Tenth Doctor, will be released tomorrow:

Doctor Who: The Krillitane Storm
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When the TARDIS materializes in medieval Worcester, the Doctor finds the city seemingly deserted. He soon discovers its population are living in a state of terror, afraid to leave their homes after dark, for fear of meeting their doom at the hands of the legendary Devil's Huntsman. And, after a terrifying encounter with a deadly Krillitane, the Doctor realizes the city has good reason to be scared!


Doctor Who: The Taking Of Chelsea 426
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The Chelsea Flower Show - hardly the most exciting or dangerous event in the calendar, or so Doctor thinks. But this is Chelsea 426, a city-sized future colony floating on the clouds of Saturn, and the flowers are much more than they seem. As the Doctor investigates, a familiar foe arrives, and the stakes suddenly get much higher. The Sontarans have plans of their own, and they're not here …

The Sarah Jane Adventures Update

David's epiosdes of The Sarah Jane Adventures, The Wedding Of Sarah Jane Smith, are expected to air on BBC One on Thursday 29th October and Friday 30th October.
The next Doctor Who special, The Waters Of Mars, should then follow on BBC One in November.

Glorious 39 At The Toronto Film Festival

David's new film, Glorious 39, in which he plays the role of Hector has premiered at the Toronto Film Festival to great reviews.
Tonight it will have it's second screening and it's official press call.
Screen Daily have a review of the film here (although if you want to remain spoiler free you may want to avoid it) and you can visit the BBC Film page here.

The Next Doctor Released On DVD In The USA

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The Next Doctor is now available to buy on DVD in the USA. Christmas Eve, 1851, and the Cybermen stalk the snow of Victorian London. When the Doctor arrives and starts to investigate a spate of mysterious deaths, he's surprised to meet another Doctor and soon, the two must combine forces to defeat the ruthless Miss Hartigan. But are two Doctors enough to stop the rise of the CyberKing? You can buy the Next Doctor on DVD from our USA store here.

Doctor Who Magazine #413

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FIND OUT WHAT’S BEEN VOTED THE GREATEST STORY OF ALL TIME, IN DOCTOR WHO MAGAZINE 413!
It’s taken many months to compile... but now, at last, the results can be revealed of the biggest poll Doctor Who Magazine has ever undertaken! Discover which series in Doctor Who’s incredible 46-year history is the most popular; which is the highest rated story for each Doctor; which Dalek story is the most admired... And which remarkable story has come out on top of THE MIGHTY 200! Featuring contributions from members of the cast and crew who helped create the Top 10 stories and an in-depth analysis of the results, this very special issue is essential reading!

ALSO THIS ISSUE...


HERO'S WELCOME!


RUSSELL T DAVIES describes the incredible reception David Tennant received when he took to the stage in the USA in Production Notes!

SILENT VICTORY?


There’s brand new comic strip adventure, ONOMATOPOEIA, by Dan McDaid with art by Mike Collins.

WINNING STRATEGY?


The Eleventh Doctor’s on the way and Neil Harris i…

The Quatermass Experiment On MSN Player

You can now watch David in The Quatermass Experiment online for free courtesy of MSN Player.
Click here to watch.

Dalek DVD Photos

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Photos from David's exclusive interview on the new Doctor Who Dalek Collection DVD can now be seen here, thanks to Blogtor Who. The DVD will be released on 17th October 2009 and can be pre ordered in our shop for just £10.98 here.

Masterpiece Contemporary Fall Season Preview

Of Mice And Men Recording At BBC Scotland

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David is currently recording Of Mice And Men at Radio Scotland in Glasgow. Elena Baltacha's met up with him there yesterday and has written about the meeting her BBC diary here.

New Video Interview With David & Russell

Wired News have released a new video interview with David and Russell T Davies which you can view below:

Christian O'Connell Solution Pics & Vids

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The Christian O'Connell Soultion have released some fab photos and videos of David from his appearance on the show on Sunday:





BBC America Doctor Who Marathon

BBC America will be showing a Doctor Who marathon on Sunday 13th September from 06:30am and it will include the BBC America premiere of the unedited version of Journey's End.
The full schedule is as follows:
6:30am Human Nature / The Family Of Blood
8:30am Utopia
9:30am  The Sound Of Drums / Last Of The Time Lords
11:30am The Voyage Of The Damed
13:00pm Silence In The Library / Forest Of The Dead
15:00pm The Stolen Earth / Journey's End
17:30pm The Next Doctor
18:45pm Planet Of The Dead

Doctor Who 2010 Calendar On Sale

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The official Doctor Who calendar for 2010, featuring photos of David as the Tenth Doctor, is now on sale.

"Doctor Who is a national treasure which gets better with age. Re-live some of David Tennant's finest moments with our 2010 calendar celebrating his reign. You can buy it online in our shop for just £4.39 here.


With his lamented departure, this calendar will at least help with the withdrawal symptoms."

Glorious 39 At The London Film Festival

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This year's London Film Festival programme has been announced and Glorious 39, in which David appears as Hector, is on the schedule.
It will be shown on:
Tuesday 27th October at 18:00pm on Vue Screen 5
Tuesday 27th October at 18:15pm on Vue Screen 7
Wednesday 28th October at 16:00pm on Vue Screen 6, this screening will have subtitles and audio-description.

If you are a member of the BFI you can enjoy priority booking online from 23rd September. Click here for full details and to join up.

David To Appear In Radio 4's Of Mice And Men

David Tennant is to star in a BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men.

The Doctor Who star will play George Milton opposite Liam Brennan as Lennie Small in the story of two migrant workers in 1930s California whose dream of owning a place of their own is destroyed.

Steinbeck's seminal novella has been adapted by writer and dramatist Donna Franceschild, who worked with Tennant on BBC2 drama Takin' Over the Asylum, in which he starred with Ken Stott in 1994.


Of Mice and Men will air in Radio 4's Classic Serial slot early next year.

Tennant's previous Radio 4 plays have included The Wooden Overcoat by Pamela Branch in the Saturday play slot in 2007.

A BBC Scotland Radio Drama production, Of Mice and Men will co-star Jude Akuwudike, Christopher Fairbank, Melody Grove, Neil McKinven and Richard Madden. It is produced by Kirsty Williams.

Read more in the Guardian.

Romeo Interview In New Book

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The RSC have released a new edition of Romeo And Juliet. The new volume Includes on-page explanatory notes, a scene-by-scene summary and interviews with actors David Tennant and Alexandra Gilbreath and director Michael Attenborough, this book offers different approaches to Shakespeare's tragic love story. It is officially released on 11th September 2009 but it's already in stock at Amazon so can be purchased via our shop here for just £4.19 today. Thanks to Marie Jacobs.

The Day Of The Troll Art Work

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The art work for The Day Of The Troll, the new Doctor Who audio adventure narrated by David, can be seen above.
It's released on Thursday 8th October 2009 and can be pre ordered in our shop for just £5.37 here.

Nominate David For The Greatest Scot

Scottish TV are currently running a poll to find the Greatest Scot and you can nominate David for his work in Arts and Entertainment.
The five most popular nominations will be added to the 30 Scots already listed and will feature in a major new STV series in November. You'll then be able to vote for the person you think is our Greatest ever Scot. The winner will be revealed on STV on St Andrew's Day and will be commemorated forever in a major new work of art.

Vote here.

Vote For David In The NTAs

David has been nominated for the Best Drama Performance award at the National Television Awards for his role as the Doctor in Doctor Who.
Doctor Who is also nominated for Best Drama.
All votes must be in by 29th September 2009.
A shortlist will then be drawn up and the nominees with the most votes will go through to the next stage.
The winners will be announced at ceremony at London's O2 Arena in January 2010.

Vote Now!

Download David

You can download the podcast of David on The Christian O'Connell Solution here.

New Job Suggestions

Christian O'Connell is looking for your help in finding a new job for David.
He says:
"And here's a new problem for you; What job could David Tennant do? He's quit Dr Who and looking for work, so he needs your help! Solutions?"
Tweet him your suggestions here.

Don't forget to tune into The Christian O'Connell Solution on radio Five Live tomorrow moring from 11:00am when David will be a guest on the show.
You can also listen online here and download the podcast after broadcast here.

The Code Of The Krillitanes

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Another Doctor Who Quick Reads novel, The Code Of The Krillitanes, featuring David as the Tenth Doctor will be released on 4th March 2010.

You can read the synopsis below:
“I blame those new Brainy Crisps. Since he started eating them, he’s been too clever by half.” Can eating a bag of crisps really make you more clever? The company that makes the crisps says so, and they seem to be right.
But the Doctor is worried. Who would want to make people more brainy? And why? With just his sonic screwdriver and a supermarket trolley full of crisps, the Doctor sets out to find the truth. The answer is scary – the Krillitanes are back on Earth, and everyone is at risk!
Last time they took over a school. This time they have hijacked the internet. Whatever they are up to, it’s big and it’s nasty. Only the Doctor can stop them – if he isn’t already too late...
A short, sharp shot of adventure, featuring the Doctor as played by David Tennant in the hit series from BBC Television.

Thanks to Tardis and Tor…

Doctor Who's Greatest Moments Catch Up

If you happened to miss Thursday's Doctor Who Greatest Moments: The Companions, then fear not as the BBC iPlayer have it available to view here.

Headway Essex Reminder

Just a quick reminder that there is still time for you to get hold of an exclusive signed card from David as part of the Headway Essex Fundraiser.Details of how to get yours are as follows:

UK Fans : Click here to download the order form. You must print the order form, complete it and send it with a cheque made payable to Headway Essex.
Each card requires a minimum donation of £20:00 plus £1:00 Postage.
When you have done that send the form and your cheque to:
Headway Essex,
58b Head Street,
Colchester,
Essex, CO1 1PB

Overseas Fans: If you are from overseas and would like to purchase one of the cards that David has signed to raise money for Headway then please email town.office@headwayessex.org.uk for payment instructions.

Visit www.headwayessex.org.uk for info on the wonderful work that Headway Essex do.

Doctor Who: Prisoner Of The Daleks

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The Daleks are advancing, their empire constantly expanding into Earth's space. The Earth forces are resisting the Daleks in every way they can. But the battles rage on across countless solar systems. And now the future of our galaxy hangs in the balance...The Doctor finds himself stranded on board a starship near the frontline with a group of ruthless bounty hunters. Earth Command will pay them for every Dalek they kill, every eye stalk they bring back as proof. With the Doctor's help, the bounty hunters achieve the ultimate prize: a Dalek prisoner - intact, powerless, and ready for interrogation. But where the Daleks are involved, nothing is what it seems, and no one is safe. Before long the tables will be turned. How will the Doctor survive when he becomes a prisoner of the Daleks? Featuring the Doctor as played by David Tennant in the hit BBC series, " Prisoner of the Daleks" is read by Nicholas Briggs, who is the voice of the Daleks on television. Prisoner Of The …

The Doctor Who Stories

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This brand new Doctor Who book contains all fourteen stories from the Doctor Who Files, and a never before published adventure, Speech Day, featuring the Master as his human alter-ego, Harold Saxon. It is a full-colour hardback book in a fabulous slipcase. The Doctor Who Stories is released on Thursday 3rd September 2009. Order it in our shop for £6.49

Glorious 39 Book

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Published on the anniversary of the outbreak of World War II, Glorious 39 is the screenplay of the new blockbuster film by award-winning writer/director Stephen Poliakoff released in cinemas this autumn. In this tense psychological thriller set on the eve of WWII, a young woman stumbles across evidence of a sinister Nazi appeasement plot that will stop at nothing to achieve its aims. As close friends die in suspicious circumstances, she finds herself in extreme danger from an increasingly menacing and powerful enemy. The film features a stellar cast of leading British actors: award-winning British actress Romola Garai (Atonement), alongside BAFTA-winning actor Bill Nighy (Love Actually). They are joined by Oscar-winning actress Julie Christie (Finding Neverland), Eddie Redmayne (The Other Boleyn Girl), David Tennant, Charlie Cox (Stardust), Jeremy Northam (Gosford Park) and the legendary Christopher Lee (Lord of The Rings) as Walter. Glorious 39 is writer/director Stephen Poliakoff…

Get Radio Active!

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David will be a guest on the new Radio 5 Live show The Christian O'Connell solution on Sunday 6th September at 11am where he will be helping Christian and comedian Bob Mills to put right some of the world biggest (and smallest) wrongs in just one hour.
Make sure you keep up to date with all the info on the show by joining in the fun with them on Twitter here. You can also leave questions for David there, text them on 85058 during the show or email solutions@bbc.co.uk