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Download The Gobetweenies Ep 4

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Episode 4 of The Gobetweenies aired on Radio 4 on Friday.
You can download an MP3 of it here.
It will be repeated on BBC Radio 4 Extra on Wednesday at 12:30am and 22:00pm.
Thanks as always go to Lora.

Fright Night Clip

TV & Radio Diary - 1st June - 10th June

Wednesday 1st June 2011
How To Train Your Dragon - 10:00am, 8:00pm - Sky Movies Premiere, HD
The Gobetweenies: Ep4 - 12:30pm, 22:00pm - BBC Radio 4 Extra
Doctor Who: Gridlock - 12:00pm - Watch

Thursday 2nd June 2011
How To Train Your Dragon - 10:00am, 5:45pm - Sky Movies Premiere, HD
Doctor Who: Daleks In Manhattan - 12:00pm, 5:00pm - Watch

Friday 3rd June 2011
Doctor Who: Tooth And Claw - 12:50am - Watch
Doctor Who: Evolution Of The Daleks - 12:00pm, 5:00pm - Watch

Sunday 5th June 2011
Doctor Who: The Satan Pit - 01:20am - Watch

Monday 6th June 2011
Doctor Who: The Satan Pit - 12:20am - Watch
Doctor Who: The Lazarus Experiment - 5:00pm - Watch

Tuesday 7th June 2011
Doctor Who: The Lazarus Experiment - 12:00pm - Watch
Doctor Who: 42 - 5:00pm - Watch

Wednesday 8th June
Doctor Who: 42 - 12:00pm - Watch

Thursday 9th June
Doctor Who - Human Nature - 12:00pm, 5:00pm - Watch
St Trinian's II - 1:00pm, 8:00pm - Sky Movies Family, HD

Friday 10th June
Doctor Who: The Family Of Blood - 12:00pm, 5:00pm - Watch

Much Ado On Stage Photos

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The Daily Mail have published the above set of photos of David and Catherine on stage in Much Ado About Nothing at the Wyndham's Theatre, London.
The show is currently in previews with the official opening night taking place tomorrow.
You can read the Daily Mail article on their website here.

The Constellation Awards

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The Doctor Who News Page is reporting that David has been nominated for Best Male Performance in the 2011 Constellation Awards for his role as the Doctor in The End Of Time Part Two, also up for the same award is Matt Smith for his role as the Doctor in A Christmas Carol.
David won the award last year for his portrayal of the Doctor in The Waters Of Mars.
A full list of nominees can be found on the awards website here.
Winners will be announced on 16th July 2011.

Film Poll

pollcode.com free pollsWhich of David Tennant's new films are you most looking forward to?Fright Night The Decoy Bride

Fright Night Rated R

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io9 report that the MPAA has given David's new movie Fright Night an R rating for "for bloody horror violence, and language including some sexual references".
The film is released in the USA on 19th August 2011 and in the UK on 2nd September 2011.


The Brave Tin Soldier

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The BBC podcast site has now uploaded David reading the Hans Christian Andersen story The Brave Tin Soldier.
Click here to download the story.

Guest Blogger: Fright Night Preview

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Our guest blogger this week is Tiffany McQuay who was lucky enough to attend a preview screening of David's new movie, Fright Night, back in March, obviously as this is a preview it may contain a few spoilers:



When it comes to remakes you never quite know what you’re going to get in the end. This is especially true when the movie being remade is 80’s horror cult classic Fright Night. How do you re-imagine a film already known for campy goodness for the audience of today? Simple! Give us a believable setting and top-notch actors. Throw in a fun story line, 3D effects and you might just have something.
Last night I was fortunate enough to attend a pre-screening of the new Fright Nightstarring Anton Yelchin, Colin Ferrell, David Tennant and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the film. I’m of course familiar with the original starring Chris Sarandon as Jerry the Vampire and Roddy McDowall as Peter Vincent, Vampire Hunter. I have seen it several ti…

Audio Book Competition

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Thanks to our friends at Orion Books we have a VERY exciting competition for you!

You could win one of three copies of their brilliant new audio book, My Sister Lives On The Mantlepiece, read by David Tennant.

The book has been recieving rave reviews:

'quite simply, stunning ... One of the most compelling listens ever, beautifully read by David Tennant, who said: "I couldn't put this down, I had to record the book." With music by Peter Rinne, who also produces. Meant for children of 10 and over this is one any adult will love and weep over too.' DAILY EXPRESS

'David Tennant felt he had to record this book, and no wonder - it's brilliant for both adults and older children ... Intensely moving, starkly real and ultimately heartening.' OBSERVER

'It's instantly clear why David Tennant made to time to record Annabel Pitcher's debut ... You can hear Tennant's respect for Pitcher's writing, which covey’s a boy's budding emotional antennae …

Tv & Radio Diary: 22nd May - 29th May

Sunday 22nd May 2011
The Weakest Link: Doctor Who Special - 11:50pm - Watch

Monday 23rd May 2011
Doctor Who: Fear Her - 4:30pm - Watch

Tuesday 24th May
Doctor Who: Fear Her - 11:00am - Watch
Doctor Who: Doomsday - 4:40pm - Watch

Wednesday 25th May
Doctor Who: Doomsday - 11:00am - Watch
The Gobetweenies: Ep3 - 12:30pm, 22:00pm - BBC Radio 4 Extra
Diet Or My Husband Dies - 9:00pm - Watch

Thursday 26th May
Doctor Who: Smith And Jones - 11:00am, 4:30pm - Watch

Friday 27th May
How To Train Your Dragon - 10:00am, 8:00pm - Sky Movies Premiere , HD
Doctor Who: The Shakespeare Code - 11:00am, 4:30pm - Watch
The Gobetweenies: Ep 4 - 11:30am - BBC Radio 4
St Trinian's 2: The Legend Of Fritton's Gold - 1:25pm, 8:00pm - Sky Movies Family, HD
How To Train Your Dragon - 8:00pm - Sky 3D

Saturday 28th May
Weakest Link: Doctor Who Special - 8:15am - Watch
Doctor Who: The Next Doctor - 9:20am, 3:45pm - Watch
How To Train Your Dragon - 10am - Sky Premiere, HD, Sky 3D
How To Train Your Dragon - 4:00pm - Sky 3D
Doctor Who…

Air Dates For Tales Of Hans Christian Andersen

The air dates for the Hans Christian Andersen podcasts that David will be reading have been confirmed as The Brave Tin Soldier on 24th May 2011 and The Fir Tree on 28th June 2011.
You can visit the official BBC site here.
Thanks to Timegeek.

This Is Jinsy

It has been confirmed on the official Much Ado About Nothing site here, that David will be apperaing in an episode of a new comedy, This Is Jinsy, on Sky Atlantic this summer.
The pilot, which aired last year on BBC Three earnt a prestigious Rose d'Or award nomination.
Sky Atlantic confirmed it had picked up the series earlier this year here.
The British Comedy Guide says:
A surreal sitcom set on Jinsy, an island whose 762 residents are monitored by 1,067 tessellators. These tessellators include video cameras for surveillance as well as little screens to allow the residents to watch important island events, such as the tri-annual island cow wash (live from Glotters field). They also include a handy slot for paying fines, and a sphincter nozzle for product and pill downloads.Arbiter Maven (the 17th Arbiter and 'Wearer of the Hat') is assisted by Operative Sporall (nice hair and 'Wearer of the Beige Suit'). From the Great Tower in the parish of Veen, they observe video…

Bear Snores On

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We've just discovered a delightful addition to our audio book collection and the rest of you with children will no doubt agree!
David has narrated Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman and it's been released in a book and CD set which is now available in our shop for £5.99 here.

About the book:
It seems like Bear can sleep through anything. As a succession of animals enter his cave to escape the fierce storm, he continues to snore. Mouse makes a nice warm fire, Hare cooks popcorn and Badger brings treats...They are having a great time. But when Bear wakes up and realises he's missed out on the fun, his visitors fear the worst. Can Bear be persuaded to join the party? This read-aloud rhyming story has fun, suspense and a happy ending - with Jane Chapman's beautiful, captivating illustrations and Karma Wilson's absorbing, lyrical words perfectly depicting the companionship of the warm, cosy cave and the contrast with the wild storm outside.

Download The Gobetweenies Ep3

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Episode 3 of The Gobetweenies aired this morning on Radio 4.

You can download an MP3 of it here.
It will be repeated on BBC Radio 4 Extra on Wednesday at 12:30am and 22:00pm.

The Gobetweenies: Befriending Freddie

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The last episode of The Gobetweenies, Befriending Freddie, will air on Friday 27th May at 11:30am on BBC Radio 4.
The BBC have released the following info:

David Tennant and Sarah Alexander star as the exes determined to be double not single parents and bring the kids up together apart.
But Lucy needs compensation for moving house every week...
If it's Wednesday it must be Holloway.
It turns out Mimi's new husband says he is into fatherhood after all, and Lucy tells her Dad and Tom all about Mum's condition...
Mimi is desperate to bring the kids to New York for the premiere of her new husband's play but Tom has found a new friend whose cute yogic mother Joe is drawn to...
When Lucy refuses to miss out on her best friend's birthday because of a planned visit to her stepfather in New York, Mimi fails to get Joe's back-up.

Cast List:
Joe ..... David Tennant
Mimi ..... Sarah Alexander
Tom ...... Finlay Christie
Lucy ..... Phoebe Abbott
Jennifer ..... Emily Bruni

Freddie ...... …

Front Row Interview

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David & Catherine Tate were interviewed about Much Ado About Nothing on last night's Front Row. Download an MP3 of it here.

Thanks to Lora as always :)

My Sister Lives On The Mantlepiece

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Thanks to Orion Books we have a special preview clip of David narrating My Sister Lives On The Mantlepiece.
Listen to it here! Buy it in our shop here!

Ten-year-old Jamie Matthews has just moved to the Lake District with his Dad and his teenage sister, Jasmine for a 'Fresh New Start'. Five years ago his sister's twin, Rose, was blown up by a terrorist bomb. His parents are wrecked by their grief, Jasmine turns to piercing, pink hair and stops eating. The family falls apart. But Jamie hasn't cried in all that time. To him Rose is just a distant memory. Jamie is far more interested in his cat, Roger, his birthday Spiderman T-shirt, and in keeping his new friend Sunya a secret from his dad. And in his deep longing and unshakeable belief that his Mum will come back to the family she walked out on months ago. When he sees a TV advert for a talent show, he feels certain that this will change everything and bring them all back together once and for all.
Narrated by ten year old …

Get The Look: Superman Converse

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We've had lots of interest in where to get David's Superman Converse since he appeared on The Graham Norton Show wearing a pair earlier this month.

We're pleased to say we now stock them in our shop and you can purchase a pair for £49.99 here.

David Nominated For TV Choice Award

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David has been nominated for Best Actor for his role in Single Father at this year's TV Choice Awards, Single Father is also nominated for Best New Drama.

This stage of voting is the longlist nominees. This stage closes at midnight on 10th June and then the shortlist will be announced.

Please click here to vote for David and Single Father!

The Decoy Bride Update

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Just a quick update that The Deocy Bride was shown at the Cannes Film Festival and was sold to Italy (Videa) Australia (Pinnacle) and Brazil (Mares). Which is brilliant news :)

David & Catherine On Today

David and Catherine were featured on yesterday's Today programme on BBC Radio 4.
You can listen to their interview here.

David & Catherine On Front Row

David and Catherine will be interviewed about their new play Much Ado About Nothing on Front Row tomorrow from 7.15pm on BBC Radio 4.

Wembley's Greatest Events - Live Earth

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MUSIC ROYALTY GO HEAD TO HEAD IN WEMBLEY SHOWDOWN
Wembley Stadium’s 25 Greatest Events battle for fan votes
www.wembleystadium.com/greatestevent

4th May 2011: Wembley Stadium has announced plans to host its biggest ever battle as 25 legendary music and sporting events go head to head to be crowned the stadium’s ‘greatest ever’. In the ultimate clash of the titans rock n’ roll royalty in the form of Queen, the Rolling Stones and Foo Fighters find themselves up against footballing legends Stuart Pearce and Geoff Hurst with wildcards Evel Knievel and Martin Offiah battling for fan votes and the coveted title.
Playing back to back gigs at Wembley in 2008, Dave Grohl overwhelmed with emotion told Foo Fighters fans on the last night that it was “the greatest day of his life” and felt as if he had 86,000 backing singers performing with him. No stranger to getting the best out of the Wembley crowd Queen and the late Freddie Mercury have also been shortlisted for their outstanding performances at …

The Miracle: New Film Project For David

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According to Screen Daily they were chatting to Paul Raphael of Starfield Productions at Cannes and he's revealed that David is to star in a new project he's working on called The Miracle.

They say:

Here in Cannes, Raphael has also confirmed further details on his Ben Hopkins’ UK/Turkish co-production A Miracle. David Tennant, who starred in popular BBC sci-fi drama Dr Who, is to star as despairing London school teacher Izzy who sets off to Turkey on an unlikely money making scheme. His job is to bring back a ‘package’, which turns out to be a coffin.
The project is due to shoot in the UK and Turkey at the end of the year for Har Films and Starfield. The two companies previously collaborated on Philippe Aractingi’s Under The Bombs.

David & Catherine In The Times

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David & Catherine are featured in the Weekend supplement in this week's The Times. Much Ado About Nothing is their 'Everyone is talking about..'


Guest Blogger: United Review

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Jill Coleman is our guest blogger for this week, below she reviews David's recent drama, United:

On the 6th February 1958 a tragedy took place that changed the whole of sporting history. A plane carrying Matt Busby and the Manchester United first team, along with some staff, friends and supporters, crashed as it made its third attempt to take off from a snowbound runway. Twenty-three of the forty-four people on board the plane died, including eight players. Yet, incredibly, up until now, no dramatisation has been made of these events and the journey that Manchester United had to make to recover from those devastating losses.
It is a huge story to tell, and one that requires a great deal of sensitivity, but this is what writer Chris Chibnall and director James Strong have managed to achieve, producing what is described by Peter Salmon, director of BBC North, ahead of this screening as “a compassionate and moving drama, a fitting tribute for the Busby Babes”. Chibnall has narrowed foc…

The Gobetweenies: Commendation and Competition

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Episode 3 of The Gobetweenies, Commendation and Competition, will air on Friday 20th May at 11:30am on BBC Radio 4.
The BBC have released the following info:
David Tennant and Sarah Alexander star as the exes determined their marital failures will not get in the way of good parenting.
Lucy gets inspired by art and creates her own Angel of the North London - but she is confused by Joe's refusal to take her to an exhibition of his own work.
Meanwhile Mimi is stuck as usual with annoying Helen who overuses the word 'achingly', hits on Joe and is oddly pretending to find Tom's lame jokes a hoot.
If it's Wednesday... it must be Holloway
Cast List:
Joe ..... David Tennant
Mimi ..... Sarah Alexander
Tom ..... Finlay Christie
Lucy ..... Phoebe Abbott
Katy ..... Ophelia Davidson
Helen ..... Tracy-Ann Oberman
Writer: Marcella Evaristi
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Producer: Gordon Kennedy
An Absolutely Production for BBC Radio 4.

Download The Gobetweenies Ep2

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The second episode of The Gobetweenies aired this morning on Radio 4. Click here to download it.
Sniffing Stevie and The Gym Horse is also repeated at the following times:
Wed 18 May 2011 12:30 BBC Radio 4 Extra
Wed 18 May 2011 22:00 BBC Radio 4 Extra

Fright Night Trailer

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At last the trailer for Fright Night is here! David's appearance in the trailer is a bit blink and you'll miss it but he's definitely in there! See the cap above!


More Fright Night (2011) Videos
Thanks to IGN.com

Much Ado About Nothing DVD Petition

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Want to see David's stage version of Much Ado About Nothing released on DVD? Well then you need to sign this petition set up by some very enterprising fans!
Find out more and sign the petition here.

Headway Essex Update

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Just a quick update to remind you of the fabulous David Tennant merchandise available from our friends at Headway Essex.
There are still a VERY limited amount of signed cards available as well as a choice of 'David Doodle' merchandise with T Shirts and pillowcases...

Click here to see the full range and remember your helping a great cause that helps survivors of brain injury and their families.

Tales Of Hans Christian Andersen

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David will be one of a selection of celebrity readers retelling the Tales Of Hans Christian Andersen for a new BBC podcast.
The BBC say:
Eight of Hans Christian Andersen’s best-loved fairy stories, including The Little Mermaid, The Emperor’s New Clothes and The Ugly Duckling. Each story has been specially adapted for a young audience and is told by one of an outstanding team of readers: Anne-Marie Duff, Sir Derek Jacobi, David Tennant and Penelope Wilton. Podcasts are available on Tuesdays, beginning 3 May 2011.
If you visit their website here there are already two stories read by Anne-Marie Duff up for you to download.
David will be reading The Brave Tin Soldier and The Fir Tree, times and dates to be confirmed.

Hats 4 Headway Campaign

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David has borrowed Catherine Tate's Much Ado About Nothing rehearsal hat to support the Hats 4 Headway campaign. As David says "It's not much to do to raise vital funds for Headway Essex. Please wear your hat 4 Headway, make a donation and help improve the lives of those living with brain injury."
To make a donation please visit http://www.justgiving.com/headwayessex/Donate please email any photos of yourselves taking part in Hats 4 Headway to fundraising@headwayessex.org.uk. They may be added to the Headway Essex Facebook page and used in local press.
For more information please visit http://www.headwayessex.org.uk/fundraising/events.php
Thanks to Headway Essex.

The Decoy Bride To Be Screened At Cannes

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Hanway Films have announced that The Decoy Bride will be screened at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival.
Screening times:
Saturday 14th May – 12:00 – Star 1
Monday 16th May – 16:00 – Olympia 5

Much Ado Nothing Book Artwork

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The artwork for the new official tie in book of Much Ado About Nothing has been sent to us by Nick Hern Books.
Don't forget that visitors to this site can get an exclusive discount on the book:
We're pleased to be able to offer 20% discount on the NHB script, with standard P&P rates (15% UK/20% Europe/25% ROW).
In order to get your discount you need to visit the Nick Hern Books website here and complete the following instructions:
Customers need to quote 'david-tennant.com' in the comments field at checkout on the website. The discount will be applied after the order has been processed (as it doesn't show on the initial purchase form.)
Books will be dispatched week commencing 16th May 2011.

The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists

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David has won a role in a new 3D animated adventure film from Aardman Animations.


BBC News confirms:

Actor Hugh Grant will voice a bumbling pirate captain in a 3D animated adventure from the team behind the Oscar-winning Wallace and Gromit films.
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists will use the same stop-motion techiques of previous Aardman films, such as Chicken Run.
Salma Hayek will co-star as his arch-rival Cutlass Liz, with David Tennant as a young Charles Darwin.
Martin Freeman, Brian Blessed and Imelda Staunton will also feature.
"I'm so grateful to the entire cast for their talent and energy," said Aardman's Peter Lord, director of the film.
"Only Hugh could anchor this story of love, loyalty, greed and nautical high-jinks."
Lord, a founding partner of British-based Aardman Animations, also co-directed Chicken Run, with Nick Park.
The film, to be distributed by Columbia Pictures, will be released on 30 March 2012.

The Fact Of Fiction: The Girl In The Fireplace

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The above article is featured in the latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine (#431 1st June 2011) which is out now across the UK priced at £4.50.

The Gobetweenies: Sniffing Stevie and the Gym Horse

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The second episode of The Gobetweenies, Sniffing Stevie and the Gym Horse, airs on Friday 13th May at 11:30am on BBC Radio 4.


The BBC have revealed the synopsis which you can read below:

David Tennant and Sarah Alexander star as the exes determined their marital failures will not get in the way of good parenting.
This week son Tom feels guilty about not wanting to be mates with a boy with a permanent snot bubble. The divorced pair confuse him about the morality of befriending losers. Meanwhile a visit to a tattoo parlour gives Lucy a great idea about getting some attention. Joe finds a new job and a visit to The Wellcome Institute provides Mimi with some useful information about Syphilis.
If it's Wednesday... it must be Holloway...

Cast List:
Joe ..... David Tennant
Mimi ..... Sarah Alexander
Tom ..... Finlay Christie
Lucy ..... Phoebe Abbott

Bobby ..... Stephen Critchlow
Stevie ..... Ben Baker

Ms Smart .... Morwenna Banks
Donald ..... Gordon Kennedy
Writer: Marcella Evaristi
Director: Marilyn I…

Download The Gobetweenies Meet The Millers

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Download Episode 1 Of The Gobetweenies, Meet The Millers, here.

A candid look at contemporary family through the prism of two North London siblings Lucy and Tom as they schlep between their determinedly hands-on parents. Lucy is excited about exploring surrealism, Tom is obsessively counting sultanas and their mum Mimi (Sarah Alexander) is desperate for her third attempt at married life to get started, but the children's father Joe (David Tennant) has come to a decision that will changes their all their lives...
If it's Wednesday... it must be Holloway
Cast List:
Joe ..... David Tennant
Mimi ..... Sarah Alexander
Tom ..... Finlay Christie
Lucy ..... Phoebe Abbott
Harry ..... Stuart Milligan
Writer: Marcella Evaristi
Director: Marilyn Imrie
Producer: Gordon Kennedy
An Absolutely Production for BBC Radio 4.

This episode is repeated:
Wed 11 May 2011 12:30 BBC Radio 4 Extra
Wed 11 May 2011 22:00 BBC Radio 4 Extra

David On BBC America On Saturday

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The recent episode of The Graham Norton Show featuring David Tennant and Catherine Tate as guests is to be shown on BBC America on Saturday 7th May at 10pm.


If you can't wait that long you can watch the episode online here.

Visitor Offer: Much Ado About Nothing Official Book

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To coincide in with David's appearance as Benedick at the Wyndham's Theatre this summer a new official tie in issue of Much Ado About Nothing is being published by Nick Hern Books and we're pleased to tell you we've teamed up with them to offer visitors to the site an amazingly good offer with 20% off the usual £6.99 price of the book!



About The Book:
A consummate romantic comedy that dramatises the battle of the sexes with a dazzling display of Shakespeare’s wit and wordplay.
Two young lovers, Claudio and Hero, are about to be married, but the devious scheming of a resentful Prince looks set to thwart the nuptials. Meanwhile, marriage seems inconceivable for reluctant lovers Beatrice and Benedick, whose constant witty sparring threatens to keep them apart for ever.
The official tie-in edition published alongside the 2011 production at Wyndham’s Theatre, London starring David Tennant as Benedick and Catherine Tate as Beatrice.
In addition to the version of Shakespeare’s tex…