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The Spies Of Warsaw Coming To Australian TV

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The Spies Of Warsaw is one of a number of UK shows that will be coming to Australian TV in 2013.

The programmes were announced at the BBC Worldwide Australasia Programming Launch held last night in Waterloo, Sydney.


Spies of Warsaw was just one of the titles announced; other programmes includeDancing on the Edge, DCI Banks, Hidden, Miranda, Trollied, Doctor Who 50th Anniversary, Emmerdale, Eastenders, Coronation Street and Hollyoaks. The event was also attended by directors Jane Campion and Garth Davis, who presented their new drama for UKTV Top Of The Lake and comedians Watson and Oliver whose sketch show will premiere in January. Top Gear will be showing on BBC Knowledge a week after its UK premiere and new titles will be coming to CBeebies.
Deirdre Brennan, director of channels for BBC Worldwide Australia said:  “We have fantastic plans for the year ahead. In 2013, BBC Worldwide will deepen the relationship between viewers and great British content, bringing the programs and brands …

David Tennant Appears In Dreamworks Dragons: Riders Of Berk

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David Tennant has made a guest appearance as Spitelout in the animated series Dreamworks Dragons: Riders Of Berk. The TV show is a spin-off of the 2010 film How To Train Your Dragon in which David also voiced  Spitelout. The film and TV series are inspired by the Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III novels by Cressida Cowell. A sequel to the movie is due in 2014.

The show featuring David actually aired last night on Cartoon Network in the US; however it can still be viewed via catch up services or at this link (USA only). It is also repeated on Saturday December 1st at 10am/9c

David's role is not a regular one so it is not know whether his character will return; however he does appear to be the father of Hiccup's main rival Snotlout.


DREAMWORKS DRAGONS: RIDERS OF BERK The hit movie "How to Train Your Dragon" is now a TV series! DreamWorks' Dragons: Riders of Berk is only on Cartoon Network. Hiccup, Toothless, Astrid, Stormfly and all of your favourite characters are bac…

David Tennant Returns To Co-Host The Absolute Radio Breakfast Show

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David Tennant will be joining Christian O'Connell to co-host the last Absolute Radio Breakfast Show of 2012 on Friday 21st December.

Christian has tweeted that the show will be an 'Alternative Nativity' with a script created by his followers on Twitter. There will also be a live audience and places can be won in competitions on the Breakfast Show starting from next week.

Listen to the Absolute Radio Breakfast Show on 105.8 FM in London and the South-East, nationally via DAB, Sky, cable or Freeview on online at www.absoluteradio.co.uk from 6am on weekdays.

David Tennant Voices Scottish SPCA Christmas Advert

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David Tennant has once again provided the voice over for an advert for the ScottishSPCA animal charity.

The Scottish SPCA is Scotland's animal welfare charity. Please help them to rescue and rehome abused, abandoned and injured animals in Scotland by donating via their website at www.scottishspca.org/join

We have also been fundraising for the charity, we are aiming to raise £1000 for them, we're currently at £759.00
Click here to donate to our fundraiser.

Watch their latest advert as narrated by David below:

Further Deatils Of Nativity 2's Opening Weekend At The Box Office

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As we revealed on Monday, David's latest film,  Nativty 2 Danger In The Manger, had a brilliant opening weekend at the UK Box Office. It is No.3 in the charts and was the UK's best selling opening release of the weekend.

The Guardian say:

It may not have been a hit with the nation's critics, but Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger! proved comfortably the top new release at the UK weekend box-office, beating bigger-budget offerings starring Hollywood A-listers Cameron Diaz, Bradley Cooper and Jake Gyllenhaal. With an impressive opening of £1.61m, that's more than double the debut of the original Nativity! (£794,000) three years ago. Nativity! went on to accumulate £5.2m during its 2009 run, 6.5 times its opening, thanks to positive word-of-mouth among its target audience of families, and the natural tendency of Christmas-themed movies to sustain and build as the holiday approaches. A similar multiple would deliver a total above £10m for Nativity 2. Debbie Isitt's original…

How To Get Your Copy Of The Big Issue From Overseas

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Thanks to our friends at www.dt-forum.com for finding out about how fans from overseas can get hold of a copy of The Big Issue featuring an exclusive interview with David Tennant. Full details are below:
This information comes from The Big Issue's office manager, Robert White.

Robert says that enquiries should be addressed to his email address: Robert.White@bigissue.com Or phone 0141 352 7280.  Robert adds that copies can be posted out. The total cost for UK sales including postage would be £7.64 GBP. Payment can be taken over the telephone by card or by Sterling cheque made payable to 'The Big Issue Ltd' and posted to Robert White, The Big IssueMagazine, 43 Bath Street, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, G2 1HW (please include a note of your address with cheque payments). They can also accept payment by bank transfer. Overseas customers will need to contact Robert to discuss postal costs. We cannot stress enough, however, that for UK fans all efforts should be made to locate aBig Issue vend…

Watch The Last Series 1 Episode Of Tree Fu Tom Today

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The final episode of Series 1 of Tree Fu Tom airs today on CBeebies. Watch as Tom (Sophie Aldred) and Twigs (David Tennant) call on their young audience to help them see off the latest danger to threaten Treetopolis.


The Lost Stone A calm, quiet pond creature becomes a titanic cause of trouble for Tom and friends when it accidentally absorbs Tom's sapstone. How will Tom cope without his magic powers? He need lots of Big World Magic help to find a way to save the day and undo his unfortunate accident.
Work has already begun on a second series of Tree Fu Tom, due in 2013.Click here for more information about the show.
Tree Fu Tom can be seen on CBeebies on weekdays at 5.25pm


How To Train Your Dragon Airs On The BBC Over Christmas

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The Dreamworks animated move How To Train Your Dragon will be one of the BBC's Christmas TV treats this year. The BBC Media Centre published details of their Christmas highlights yesterday. This will be the terrestrial TV première of the film, which has shown in the UK previously only on Sky.

The 2010 movie was adapted from the novel by Cressida Cowell and features the voices of Jay Baruchel, Gerard Butler and Christopher Mintz-Plasse. David Tennant has a brief role as a Viking called Spitelout.
David also voiced a series of six webisodes for Dreamworks detailing various species of Dragons. View them below:



David is the narrator of the 'How To Train Your Dragon' series of audiobooks. Find out more here.

Detailed schedules for Christmas on the BBC will be published on the 5th December.


Nativity 2 Soundtrack Available Now

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The soundtrack to Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger is now available to buy via iTunes UK featuring songs performed by the Nativity 2 cast. The album can be purchased for £7.99, and individual tracks for just £0.79
Visit iTunes for more details.
The soundtrack is also available in the USA via Amazon.com for $8.99, or $0.99 per track
Order here

New Tree Fu Tom Episode This Afternoon

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Don't forget to tune in to CBeebies this afternoon for another brand new episode of Tree Fu Tom starring David Tennant and Sophie Aldred.


Tree Fu Tom: Tiny Tom Tom has to tackle titanic troubles in Treetopolis as he is accidentally shrunk to the size of Twigs' toes! Tom faces the biggest challenge of his time in Treetopolis, trying to find a way to get back to his normal size in the midst of Musha mischief. Tiny Tom needs Big World Magic help from the audience more than ever.
Watch Tree Fu Tom  at 5.25pm on CBeebies.


Pre-Order Link For How To Steal A Dragon's Sword

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The Book Depository are now taking pre-orders on their UK site for the ninth audiobook in the Cressida Cowell How To Train Your Dragon series. How To Steal A Dragon's Sword was originally due for release in July but was postponed after David Tennant's workload meant that he had not been able to schedule in a recording date - he was still waiting for a date as recently as September. David has narrated all of the audiobooks in the series so far.

The Book Depository now give a new release date of 1st October 2013.

About the book

The story continues in the ninth volume of Hiccup's How to Train Your Dragon memoirs. Bad times have come to the Archipelago. Ever since the woods of Berserk burned down, it is almost as if the world is cursed. Dragons are starting to revolt against their Masters. The waters have risen, flooding fields and washing whole villages away. But worse still, the wicked witch Excellinor has returned. Can Hiccup find the King's Things and win the sword-fig…

Success For Nativity 2 At The Box Office

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Congratulations are in order for the cast and crew of the frankly excellent Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger!
The film, which opened across the UK and Ireland on Friday, has taken £1.6m in it's first weekend, that's double what the first Nativity! took in it's opening weekend.
It is also at No. 3 in the UK Box Office Charts behind the hugely popular Skyfall and Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2.

Nativity 2 Danger In The Manger is out in cinemas now!
Book your tickets here.



Making Huyang - Behind The Scenes Of Star Wars The Clone Wars

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The Star Wars The Clone Wars website have released an excellent featurette about the creation of DavidTennant's character Huyang.
You can watch it online here.

Watch David Tennant Chat To T4 About Nativity 2

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David Tennant was on T4 Watch yesterday morning to chat about his new film Nativity 2 Danger In The Manger.
You can watch the interview below and Nativity2 Danger In The Manger is out in cinemas across the UK and Ireland now.

New Tree Fu Tom Episodes From Today

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New episodes of Tree Fu Tom - the last three of the first series - will be shown from today on CBeebies.

Today's episode, Weather Bother is described as follows:


Zigzoo invents a weather machine to create perfect conditions for each of his friends and catastrophe ensues when he tries to keep everyone happy. Whether it's hot, cold, icy or back to normal, Zigzoo can't seem to please anyone for long. Tom needs Big World Magic help from the audience to overcome the weather condition chaos caused by his ever more insistent friends. To top it all, he also has to take care of the precious classroom plant that Treetog has entrusted to him!
Tree Fu Tom follows the adventures of hero Tom, played by Sophie Aldred, and his best friend Twigs, voiced by David Tennant. Watch Tree Fu Tom  at 5.25pm on weekdays.

David Tennant In Big Issue Magazine Today

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David Tennant is interviewed in the new Big Issue magazine which goes on sale from today. The magazine, intended to provide a regular and legitimate income for homeless people, is available from licensed street vendors in the UK.

In the magazine David talks about his new film Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger, about politics and about leaving Doctor Who.


“You might have real success doing something else, you’ll work on other things, but whatever happens, this is unique. There’s nothing else like Doctor Who. In the world,” he says.
The first bumper Christmas edition of the magazine is available from your local vendor at a price of £3.

Watch David Tennant in Star Wars: The Clone Wars - A Necessary Bond - Today

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David Tennant's appearance in Star Wars: The Clone Wars continues today, Saturday 24th November, with the episode, A Necessary Bond.
Tune in to the Cartoon Network (USA) from 09.30am to see all the action!

About the episode:"Choose your enemies wisely, as they may be your last hope."
When General Grievous launches a full-scale attack on the pirate base on Florrum, Ahsoka and the younglings fight side-by-side with Hondo and his pirates to turn back the Separatist forces.



Watch David Tennant Chatting To STV's Moviejuice

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Watch David Tennant chatting to STV's Moviejuice about his new film Nativity 2 Danger In The Manger in the player below. Nativity 2 Danger In The Manger is out in cinemas now!


Watch David Tennant Talk To Newsround

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Watch David Tennant and his Nativity 2 Danger In The Manger co stars Marc Wootton, Joanna Page, Ben Wilby and Jessica Hynes chat about the film to CBBC's Newround below:

Win 2x Tickets To See David Tennant In Nativity 2

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We're giving one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to watch a screening of David Tennant's new film Nativity 2 Danger In The Manger at a UK cinema of their choice.
All you have to do is answer the following question:

What is the name of the teaching assistant in played by Marc Wootton in the Nativity films?
Is it:
A. Mr Pickle
B. Mr Poppy
C. Mr Pansy

Email your answer along with the details of the cinema you'd like the tickets for and the date you'd like to attend on to Sarah@David-Tennant.com
Please mark your entry 'Nativity 2 Comp'

Competition open to UK residents only - closing date is Friday 30th November

Review of Nativity 2 From BBC Radio 5Live

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BBC Radio 5Live's Mark Kermode reviews Nativity 2. David Tennant plays a teacher on a road trip with his pregnant wife and class of children. Watch the review below:

Joanna Page Talks To This Morning About Nativity 2 Danger In The Manger

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Joanna Page was a guest on ITV1's This Morning earlier today, she chatted about her role in Nativity 2 Danger In The Manger and a couple of clips from the film were shown including a new one of David Tennant abseiling down a mountain!




Watch the video below:

David Tennant Tells Big Issue "I'll Be Proud Of Doctor Who Forever"

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The Big Issue have issued a teaser of their new exclusive interview with David. They say:

Nothing will ever match up to being the Doctor, David Tennant has told The Big Issue.Speaking to the magazine ahead of the release of his Christmas movie Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger, the Scottish star said that when he left Doctor Who he was well aware that the experience was irreplaceable.“You might have real success doing something else, you’ll work on other things, but whatever happens, this is unique. There’s nothing else like Doctor Who. In the world,” he said.In the exclusive interview, the normally publicity shy actor also reveals his exasperation with Tory voters and holds forth on Scottish nationalism.Read it ONLY in The Big Issue’s first bumper Christmas magazine of 2012, out on Monday.

A Song For Christmas - Nativity 2 Clip

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Here's another great clip of David Tennant's new film Nativity 2 Danger In The Manger! The film is released in cinemas today across the UK & Ireland. Book your tickets here.

David Tennant Tells Digital Spy 'Nativity 2 was a white-knuckle ride'

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David Tennant has been chatting to Digital Spy ahead of today's release of his new film Nativity 2 Danger In The Manger.
"I watched [the original] and thought, 'There is something really special about this', something really direct and big-hearted, It has a kind of wonderful naivety to it, which you don't see enough of, and I thought that was something worth being involved in."

He went on to discuss the experience of playing the two roles, which were developed – as was the entire film - on an improvised basis with no set script.
"How often do you get to do something quite so camp?" he joked. "But because it's improvised, there's no dialogue written down, and that can be difficult in a scene where the brothers meet.
"It was great in terms of preparation... you just turn up and hope for the best. But it was a white-knuckle ride very day, because you don't know where it's going to go."
Watch the interview below:



Read more: htt…

Happy 49th Anniversary Doctor Who - Matthew Graham On David Tennant's Doctor

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Happy 49th Anniversary to Doctor Who! To celebrate this momentous occassion SFX have a rather brilliant article where eleven of the best Doctor Who writers chat about the eleven Doctors.. brill!
Fear Her writer Matthew Graham discusses David Tennant's Tenth Doctor below:


In recent returning drama, it is hard to think of an actor who has so perfectly, brilliantly become the embodiment of the spirit of the writer who penned him. David Tennant is not just the Doctor – he is Russell T Davies’s Doctor. He carries forward the passion, the elan, the sheer breath-taking cheekiness, the impish brio of the man who dug up the TARDIS, dusted her off and set her loose again.Hard to believe that when we first met him, the Tenth Doctor was mumbling in a council flat bedroom through the first half of “The Christmas Invasion”. Even when he dragged himself upright he was scatty, distant and difficult to like – as both Rose Tyler and we all felt. And then he saw a big fat red button squatting inside a…

Nativity 2 To Be Reviewed On Kermode And Mayo's Film Review This Afternoon

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Quick reminder that David Tennant's latest film, Nativity 2! Danger In The Manger, will be reviewed on Kermode and Mayo's Film Review on BBC Radio 5 Live this afternoon, some time between 2.00pm and 4.00pm.
Visit Kermode and Mayo's website to listen live here.
Nativity2! Danger In The Manger is released in cinemas across the UK and Ireland today!

David Tennant Talks To Newsround

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David talks to Newsround presenter Joe about how he spent some time in a real school to help him play the part of Mr Peterson in Nativity 2 Danger In The Manger.Watch Joe's interview with David Tennant, Joanna Page and Marc Wootton - plus one of the young stars who's returned from the first film.

David Tennant talks to STV about potential Doctor Who return

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Watch a preview of David's STV Moviejuice  interview here!
Scottish actor David Tennant was interviewed by Grant Lauchlan for tonight’s episode of Moviejuice – and was notably effusive when talking about a return to his most famous role.

David was on the show to discuss his appearance in festive family movie Nativity 2, which is out in cinemas today – but it was only a matter of time before the subject of the Doctor came up.

Literally trying to lure him into some sweet talk, Grant asked him as directly as possible: “Will you be in an episode of Doctor Who next year?”

Unwrapping some Scottish tablet that Grant had taken along to the interview, David replied: “Why would you think, even if I had an answer to that question – which I don’t – why do you think I would answer it?

“You can give me all the tablet you like! Ask Steven Moffat [the Scottish show-runner for Doctor Who] – give Steven Moffat a ring and ask him. It’s got nothing to do with me.”

Was that a non-answer then, Grant qu…

Nativity 2 Danger In The Manger! Released In Cinemas Today!

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It's the day we've all been waiting for as David Tennant's new film, Nativity 2 Danger In The Manger! is released across the UK and Ireland today!
Make sure that you have your tickets ready and book online here.

About the film:

An anxious teacher starts a new job at an under-achieving school and quickly finds himself struggling to cope with a wild classroom assistant, a group of under-performing kids and his own very pregnant wife. He soon becomes embroiled in a madcap plan to enter a National ‘Song for Christmas’ Competition and finds himself embarking on a disastrous road trip in search of the competition venue – the ‘Christmas Castle’. Lost in the wilderness with a class of small children, a baby and a donkey, he has to stand up, face his fears and try to lead them not only to safety, but victory. Nativity 2 is part action adventure, part musical and has all the comedy, warmth and heart that audiences love.
Visit our Nativity 2 section for more photos, interviews and clips …

Tree Fu Tom Wins BIMA Award

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CBeebies, Plug-In Media and Blue Zoo have won the Multi-Platform category for Tree Fu Tom at the British Interactive Media Association awards tonight. The awards, announced at Bankside Vaults, Blackfriars this evening celebrate the best in UK digital media.

Tree Fu Tom was produced by CBeebies and Fremantle Media Entertainment and animated by Blue Zoo. The Tree Fu Tom website was created by Plug-In Media and includes games, songs and downloads. The series stars Sophie Aldred and David Tennant in the roles of Tom and his sidekick Twigs.

Sophie Aldred confirmed at a signing event in Manchester at the weekend that work had already started on the second series of Tree Fu Tom, due in 2013.

Magic FM Interview David Tennant About Nativity 2

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Find out what got Nativity 2 Danger In The Manger stars David Tennant and Joanna Page laughing in this great video from Magic FM!

Exclusive New Photo Of David Tennant In Nativty 2

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Check out our exclusive new (and very cute!) photo of David Tennant in his new film Nativity 2 Danger In The Manger! Don't forget that it's out tomorrow - book your tickets now here!

About the film:

An anxious teacher starts a new job at an under-achieving school and quickly finds himself struggling to cope with a wild classroom assistant, a group of under-performing kids and his own very pregnant wife. He soon becomes embroiled in a madcap plan to enter a National ‘Song for Christmas’ Competition and finds himself embarking on a disastrous road trip in search of the competition venue – the ‘Christmas Castle’. Lost in the wilderness with a class of small children, a baby and a donkey, he has to stand up, face his fears and try to lead them not only to safety, but victory. Nativity 2 is part action adventure, part musical and has all the comedy, warmth and heart that audiences love.

Watch Nativity 2 Reviewed On Film 2012

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Watch the Nativity 2 Danger In The Manger section of last night's Film 2012 below.
The video also includes brief interviews with David Tennant, Debbie Isitt, Marc Wootton, Jessica Hynes and Joanna Page.

David Tennant Talks Nativity 2 To The Coventry Telegraph

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DOCTOR Who star David Tennant ditched the Tardis to find out what it takes to be a teacher in Coventry for new movie Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger! He and city film maker Debbie Isitt visited Coventry’s Blue Coat Church of England School to audition their award-winning choir and he also headed to the classrooms of Holy Family Catholic Primary School in Holbrooks to film his scenes as new supply teacher Mr Peterson. The school doubled for St Bernadette’s in the first movie and features again in the new film out on Friday. The over-anxious Mr Peterson has the unenviable task of trying to curb the hysterical enthusiasm of the kids – not to mention Mr Poppy (Marc Wootton) – but reluctantly finds himself getting swept along. Gavin And Stacey’s Joanna Page also appears as Mr Peterson’s pregnant wife and he has an evil twin brother lurking.St Bernadette’s hit the road in an amphibious tour bus crammed to the heavens with angels, shepherds and an unaccompanied baby to take part in a Christmas…

David Tennant's Signed Pudsey Bear Raises Cash For Children In Need

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The cuddly Pudsey Bear toy signed by David Tennant and auctioned by Children In Need has sold for £720 raising much needed funds for the charity.
You can find out more about Children In Need and donate online at www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey

Tree Fu Tom Up For A BIMA Award Tonight

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The British Interactive Media Association Awards 2012 are announced tonight at the  Bankside Vaults, Blackfriars Bridge, London. The CBeebies hit animated Preschool seriesTree Fu Tom has been nominated in the Multi-Platform category. About the Awards: The annual awards celebrate the best in UK digital media. The UK leads the world in terms of the diversity and dynamism of its digital media industry, and there's only one awards programme that reflects this: the BIMA Awards. Spanning four decades, the BIMA Awards are not only the world's most established and respected, but they are also among the most coveted.  The shortlist for the Multi-Platform category is as follows: Bank Job Head To Head Game — Remarkable Television (an Endemol Company) & Chunk Games
Dell festival tour — TBG Digital
Olive the Ostrich — Plug-in Media & Blue Zoo
Tree Fu Tom — CBeebies/Blue Zoo/Plug-in Media Click here for the full list of finalists. Tree Fu Tom is the top-rated CBeebies show of 2012 and featur…