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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…

Single Father Ratings

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The over night ratings for the first episode of Single Father are in. The drama drew 4.84m (18.3%) viewers to BBC1 over the 9pm hour, while a further 215,100 (0.81%) watched the simulcast on BBC HD, according to overnight Barb figures supplied by Attentional.
Official figures will be released later.

Behind The Scenes Of Single Father

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With just five weeks until filming was due to start, writer Mick Ford has a problem: there was no cast, no director, and he still had to finish the scripts. Getting Single Father greenlit went something like this: four years were spent on the first episode while we moved from the BBC to ITV and back again. Then, when we’d clocked up another 12 months on episode two, there was a sudden injection of pace: David Tennant said yes. Great. But to get him, we’d have to start filming in five weeks.
A bit of a challenge, since we had no producer, no director, no cast, no locations and no scripts for episodes three and four. There was going to be one director for all four hours, with no gap between blocks one and two, so those scripts had to be done by the read-through - in four weeks - and there were revisions needed for parts one and two.
Executive producer Nicola Shindler and I had some interesting conversations around that time. We’d become very fond of the project and didn’t want to mess it u…

The Andrew Marr Show

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David was a guest on The Andrew Marr Show this morning, you can watch his appearance below and see photos here.


Graham Norton

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David was a guest on Graham Norton's Radio 2 show this morning. You can download an MP3 of the interview here, thanks to Vanessa.



Paul O'Grady Live

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Catch up with David's appearance and meeting with a micro pig on Paul O'Grady Live below and see photos from the show here.



Radio Update

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We've got more updates from the Single Father radio rounds for you. Thanks for all of these go to Vanessa.

MP3 Files
Woman's Hour
5Live
The Absolute Breakfast Show


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BBC Breakfast

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David continued his hectic Single Father promotion this morning with an interview with BBC Breakfast which you can see below, also check out some photos from the interview here.



Video with thanks to our pals at Blogtor Who. Who happen to have some fabulous new Single Father promos you need to check out!

New Single Father Videos

The BBC have today released two new clips from Single Father.
View Dave tells the kids to clean up their act.
View Sarah and Dave in the new tent.



Celebrity Autobiography Update

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David will be appearing on stage in Celebrity Autobiography at the Leicester Square Theatre again tonight. Meanwhile The London Evening Standard reviews last night's performance: You could not make it up. David Tennant, the nation’s favourite ex-Dr Who, appeared onstage last night talking about having reluctant sex with a co-star.
He was the surprise guest in New York transfer Celebrity Autobiography, in which actors and comedians read absurd, pretentious paragraphs from other people’s books.
The Scottish star was being heart-throb David Cassidy spilling the lurid beans on his acting career. Tennant, appearing tonight too, got more wolf-whistles than the rest of the cast combined as he sauntered on, unshaven and sporting a tight jacket, vintage T-shirt and knowing smirk.
After his aforementioned Cassidy monologue he returned with ‘N Sync’s paper-thin opus and joined the team for a mass read-in of Britney Spear’s meisterwork, Crossroads Diary, revelling in the painful banality of the …

RSC Competition

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Exciting news for all of you who donated to our Take A Seat For David Campaign! The Royal Shakespeare Company are holding a special event on 5th December 2010 in the new Royal Shakespeare Theatre for seat donors.
This event will give donors the opportunity to see their named seats and meet fellow donors as well as enjoy a special production on the RST stage.
And now it gets really exciting as we have TWO tickets available for one lucky fan who donated towards David's seat to be at this event.

All you need to do is answer the question below:

On what date in November 2010 will the Royal Shakespeare Theatre open it's doors?

Send you answer along with your name, address and contact number to sarah@david-tennant.com

Please note that this competition is only open to those who donated to the David Tennant seat campaign and names will be cross checked with The Royal Shakespeare Company to verify the donation.

David's appearance at the event will be subject to his work commitments.

Best o…

Single Father - Episode 3 Synopsis

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The BBC Press Office have released the synopsis for the third episode of Single Father. This will air on Sunday 24th October at 9pm:

After their night of passion, Dave and Sarah are on tenterhooks, worried about what Evie saw, as Mick Ford's touching yet humorous drama about finding love after heartbreak continues. To their dismay, Evie's not giving anything away.
Desperate to see Sarah again, Dave arranges for the kids to go to a football match. When he calls to invite her, Matt answers and a flustered Dave ends up inviting them both along. It proves excruciating as Evie, the ticking time bomb, runs happily between Dave, Sarah and Matt.
Meanwhile, Anna doesn't help matters by revealing to Lucy that Dave has found her father. Incredibly excited by the news, Lucy is furious when a protective Dave won't give her Stuart's number.
Later, Dave meets up with Stuart and his glamorous wife and their children. In contrast to Dave's chaotic family life, Stuart lives in a hug…

Radio Gaga

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David & Christian O'Connell strike a pose (thanks to @maggietravel) Download David's Interview With Christian here!

David's been extremely busy zipping around all over the place today to promote the first episode of Single Father (which starts at 9pm this Sunday on BBC One)

He's been doing radio interviews galore with appearances on Heart Breakfast, The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show and 5Live.
He's also recorded a chat with Woman's Hour which will air tomorrow at 10am on Radio 4.

Check out some great photos of him from his travels today below:



David waits to start his interview with Richard Bacon (thanks to @richardpbacon)




David with Jamie and Harriett from Heart Breakfast (thanks to @jamieandharriet)



David in The Woman's Hour studio recording for tomorrow's show (thanks to @bbcwomanshour)Our Chums at the wonderful Blogtor Who (go visit it now for everything Who!!!) have uploaded some fab videos of David on Radio 5Live earlier today:



BBC iPlayer …

DT The DJ

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Christian O'Connell has just announced that David will be back co hosting The Breakfast Show with him, like last year, in the next few weeks!
Follow Christian on Twitter at @DJChristianOC for more updates!

Ask David!

Paul O'Grady Live are looking for your questions to ask David when he's a guest on the show on Friday. You can tweet them your questions at http://twitter.com/LittleMissOlga

Single Father Promo Schedule

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Judging by our huge over flowing inbox we gathered a lot of you were anxious you may miss some of David's promotional appearances for Single Father, luckily David has kindly let us know what he's up to for the next few days of his amazingly busy schedule, so now you'll be able to make sure you catch him on everything!

THURSDAY 7TH OCTOBER

Heart FM Breakfast - Global Radio network (Capital, LBC, Heart regional etc) - pre-record -from 6am

Absolute Radio - The Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show from 6am - 10am

BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour - pre-record will air on Friday between 10am - 11am

Radio Five Live Richard Bacon from 2pm - 4pm

FRIDAY 8TH OCTOBER

BBC Breakfast - BBC One from 6am - 9.15am

Paul O'Grady Live - ITV1 from 9pm - 10pm

SATURDAY 9TH OCTOBER

Graham Norton - BBC Radio 2 from 10am - 1pm

SUNDAY 10TH OCTOBER

The Andrew Marr Show - BBC One from 9.10am - 10.10am
Radio 1 Jo Whiley - BBC Radio 1 from 1pm - 4pm

Photo Credit: Our pals at Blogtorwho

Celebrity Autobiography

Exciting news! David will be appearing on stage at the Leicester Square theatre for two nights only this week!
Tonight (6th Oct) and tomorrow(7th Oct) he will join his Decoy Bride co star Michael Urie in the London transfer of Celebrity Autobiography.
The Guardian have a great £10 ticket offer here.

TV & Satellite Week

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TV Times

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Total TV Guide

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Radio Times Interview

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