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Send A Smile Appeal

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David is supporting Blue Peter's Send A Smile Appeal.
Help children in India by making medical gowns for them to wear as they're having their cleft repair operations. Each gown made means money saved for surgeries. Click here to watch David Tennant show you how easy it is.
Find out more about the appeal here.

Doctor Who Specials DVD Box Set

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Details on the new Doctor Who Specials Box Set have been released. The set will include all of the specials, The Next Doctor, Planet Of The Dead, The Waters Of Mars, The End Of Time Part One and The End Of Time Part Two.
It will also contain the following special features; Commentary with Cast & Crew, Deleted Scenes, Exclusive David Tennant Video Diary, BBC Proms, Doctor Who Confidential.
It's realeased on 11th Januray 2010 and is available to pre order from our shop for just £26.98 here. Why not treat yourself to a belated Christmas present!




Who Will Be The Named The Greatest Scot?

The people have triumphed over the experts in the quest to find the Greatest Scot who will be named in a special St Andrew's Day TV show tonight.

A top panel picked a short list of 30 names. But Record readers and STV viewers were asked to select a further five.
And the Top Ten, revealed today after a public vote, contains three of the People's Choice candidates - previously ignored by the expert panel. The trio short-listed by ordinary folk are Doctor Who actor David Tennant, singer Alex Harvey and founder of the Boys' Brigade, Sir William Alexander Smith.
They are up against some of the biggest names in Scottish history and the remaining seven names in the final 10 are:


Representing Leaders & Thinkers - William Wallace and Robert The Bruce.
Representing Arts & Entertainment - Robert Burns and Billy Connolly.
Representing Sport - Jock Stein.
Representing Inventors & Entrepreneurs - Andrew Carnegie.
Representing Science & Engineers - Sir Alexander Fleming.
The final…

Commemorative Medal To Feature David

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David Tennant has regenerated – into a commemorative medal.
Royal Mint is producing the limited edition Doctor Who items, the first time TV characters have featured on their medals.
They are being produced as Tennant, the 10th Doctor, prepares to bow out of the Tardis in a two-part Christmas special.
He will regenerate into Matt Smith, the latest actor to take on the time-travelling sci-fi role.
As well as Tennant, the Daleks and the Doctor's robot dog K-9 appear on the gold and silver medals.
Commemorative coin director Dave Knight said: "Just as the Doctor is timeless, so too is the enduring appeal of the TV series which continues to entertain audiences across the world.
"We hope fans everywhere will find these medals a fitting tribute not just to David Tennant, but to the whole Doctor Who story."
Source: This Is South Wales


St Trinian's 2 Premiere Details

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Lots of you have been emailing asking about this so here are the details of the St Trinian's 2: The Legend Of Fritton's Gold Premiere.

The premiere will be held on Wednesday 9th December 2009 at the Empire in Leicester Square, London. Arrivals are expected to start at around 18:00pm.

Death Of A Doctor

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David is featured on the front cover of the latest issue of the Radio Times (5-11 December 2009). Inside is a preview at what's to come in his last ever adventure as the Doctor, in Doctor Who, The End Of Time....
Radio Times is out now price at £1.10 Visit www.radiotimes.com for more info on Doctor Who.

David Steps Up To The Silver Screen

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David is featured in the latest issue of Empire magazine talking about his role in the new Stephen Poliakoff movie, Glorious 39.

Thanks to Lorna Mitchell

David Talks St Trinian's

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David is featured in the latest issue of Total Film talking about leaving his role as the Doctor in Doctor Who and his latest movie role in St Trinian's 2: The Legend Of Fritton's Gold.
Many thanks to Lorna Mitchell

Win Tickets To The St Trinian's 2 Premiere!

Do you want to be in with the chance of winning tickets to go to the premiere of David's new movie? You do?! Well St Trinian's 2 have 1 pair of tickets to the London premiere of St Trinian's 2 - The Legend of Fritton's Gold on Wednesday 9th December.
To be in with a chance of winning this amazing prize all you need to do is become a friend of St Trinian's and draw your best St Trinian's picture on the wall at www.bebo.com/sttriniansmovie. They will then pick their favourite and announce the winner on Thursday 3rd December.
The picture you put on the wall can be anything to do with St Trinian's so let your imagination run wild!
Good luck and tell your friends!

Jo's Road Trip

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David takes the road trip, in a Yellow Submarine to Australia, accompanied by Madonna, The Beatles, and Owl City.


Qi Trailer

As previously reported David will be a guest on the Qi Christmas Special on BBC One. You can catch a quick glimpse of him the new trailer above.

Who On Who?

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In an exclusive interview for BBC Radio 2, actor David Tennant talks to Doctor Who executive producer and show-runner Russell T Davies in a special programme broadcast just days before the Time Lord's latest regeneration.

Who On Who? marks the end of an era in the history of Doctor Who. In this programme Russell reveals whether he will write for the show in the future and his feelings about his successor on the series Steven Moffat. Russell also reveals the influences behind Doctor Who and why the success of the revamped series took the cast and creative team behind it by surprise.
He also reveals that he declined the BBC's original request for a series about a young Doctor studying at the Time Lord Academy. David Tennant also asks about Russell's plans for the future. They discuss why it's the right time for them both to leave the series and reveal that they made the decision to leave at roughly the same time.
"It just made sense and it's continued to make sense…

St Trinian's 2 HD Trailer

BBC America Competition

To celebrate David's return as the Doctor BBC America have a great competition for visitors of www.david-tennant.com You could win some great Doctor Who and Torchwood DVDs and a cool festive ornament!

Answer the following question:
Who plays the Doctor's new assistant, Adelaide, in his new adventure The Waters Of Mars?

Email us the answer, your name and address details to sarah@david-tennant.com  by Monday 30th November.
And don't forget to enter the BBC America Sweepstakes too! Enter for a chance to win a $1,000 shopping spree in the BBC America Shop.com Holiday Sweepstakes. Find the biggest hits in BBC film and TV on DVD (including Sci Fi shows like Dr. Who and Torchwood) for friends and family, apparel and books on tape for the special man in your life; and jewelry and holiday decorations from the UK for her.


To sweeten the deal, enjoy free shipping on all orders over $100, enter today at www.BBCAmericaShop.com/sweepstakes.html

David On Graham Norton In Oz

David's recent episode of The Graham Nortin Show will air in Australia on ABC2 on 26th November at 21:30pm.

David Interviewed For Reader's Digest

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Press Release:
David Tennant has admitted he has “nothing to say” to new Time Lord, Matt Smith.

Tennant told Reader’s Digest, in an exclusive interview for the December issue, that he’d spoken to his successor several times “but there’s nothing to say. I think we both thought we’d be able to exchange lots of ideas. But actually it’s none of my business how Matt does it and nothing I say can really help him.”
Talking about his final foray as the Doctor in this year’s Christmas special, Tennant says “This year we’ve done something different. It is still set in Christmas, but it’s perhaps not got quite as much, er…Christmas cheer as before.” Tennant adds that come Christmas Day he’ll be watching his own send off. “Just to enjoy the moment. It’s my last Doctor Who – it will be nice to witness that.”
Tennant is now the proud possessor of his own sonic screwdriver, the Doctor’s signature gizmo. “I have one of the real things! I’ve only once used it to impress a child. It was a charity thing bu…

David Thanks Headway's Volunteers

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David is featured in Headway's Annual Review thanking all the wonderful volunteers who help the charity:

Volunteers play a vital role in Headway Essex, bringing many qualities and skills which really enrich the organisation.
They work in the Day Centre and are involved in many different activities, including computer skills training, adult basic education, cooking, driving, one to one project work and gardening. There are volunteers within the Community Support Service, giving talks to schools, making tea and lending a listening ear. There are volunteers working in the fundraising office, helping with the administration, answering the telephone, supporting and running events and counting collection boxes!
The Headway Board Of Trustees is made up of volunteers and they are responsible for ensuring that the charity is run legally and efficiently. Their skills sets are wide reaching covering many different disciplines such as Law, Finance, Health, Business, Social Care and Education. Ca…

Doctor Who An Inside Look

David Tennant and Russell T Davies talk about the magic of the TARDIS in an all-new Doctor Who Inside Look.
The adventure continues this December with the U.S. Premiere of Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars on BBC AMERICA Saturday, December 19th at 9p/8c.
One week later, the first of the final David Tennant specials, Doctor Who: The End of Time, Part One premieres Saturday, December 26 at 9p/8c.

St Trinian's 2 Trailer!

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The official trailer for St Trinian's 2 has now been released and can be seen at www.sttriniansmovie.co.uk

David Presents Collision Part 2

Watch David presenting the final part of Collision on Masterpiece Contemporary above. This was his final week as host this season.

David To Guest On Catherine Tate Christmas Special

On ITV1’s This Morning on 23 November, Ben Miller of Armstrong (Sarah Jane Adventures) & Miller let slip that David Tennant plays one of the ghosts in Catherine Tate’s upcoming Christmas Special. He added that David plays the role in the style of Russell Brand.

That takes David’s tally of known Christmas TV appearances up to 6 (Doctor Who/Catherine Tate Show/Hamlet/Never Mind the Buzzcocks/CBeebies/Alan Carr: Chatty Man) and he’ll also dominate the cinema with the release of St Trinian’s 2 plus no doubt a myriad of TV and radio interviews in the lead up to the regeneration.

Many thanks to Dominic May for the above. You can read Dominic's monthly column, Beyond The TARDIS, in Doctor Who Magazine.

The BBC Press Office has the following details on the show:

Catherine Tate - Nan's Christmas Carol

Nan is the star of this year's seasonal special from Catherine Tate.

The festive show sees Nan's acid-tongued insults catch up with her when the ghosts of Christmas past, present an…

TV & Satellite Week

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David is featured as the cover star of this week's issue of TV & Satellite Week (28 November - 4 December 2009) Inside you can read all about this year's festive television highlights, including David's final Doctor Who story...




The Sunday Night Project DVD

David is featured on the new Sunday Night Project Late DVD. The DVD includes unseen outakes from the Channel 4 series with Alan Carr and Justin Lee Collins.
You can order the DVD in our shop for £12.98 here.

The End Of Time Comes To BBC America

The final two specials, Doctor Who: The End of Time, Part One and The End of Time, Part Two, will premiere over the holiday season starting December 26 on BBC AMERICA. Guest stars John Simm, Timothy Dalton, Catherine Tate and Bernard Cribbins join Tennant on his final journey.


Doctor Who: The End of Time, Part One premieres Saturday December 26, 9:00pm ET/PT on BBC AMERICA. The End of Time, Part Two premiere date will be announced very soon.
The finale to the era of David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor, is one of the most eagerly anticipated adventures in the history of Doctor Who. As previously announced, the next special, Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars premieres Saturday December 19, 9:00pm ET/PT on BBC AMERICA.

The Waters Of Mars Comes To BBC America

The next special, Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars airs on BBC AMERICA, Saturday December 19th at 9pm/8c. All will be revealed as the Doctor and his companion Adelaide face terror on the Red Planet in one of the scariest adventures yet. It stars David Tennant and British stage and screen actress Lindsay Duncan (Rome, Langford) as Adelaide, his cleverest and most strong-minded companion.

An extended inside-look and other bonus content will air immediately after Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars. Immediately preceding the special, BBC AMERICA will be airing Inside The Tardis (8/7c), a catch-up special on the series through the eyes of the Doctor’s companions.



The End Of Time Press Release

The BBC Press Office have released the following details on David's last Doctor Who episodes The End Of Time.

The End Of Time: Part One
It's the Tenth Doctor's final journey – but his psychotic nemesis the Master has been reborn, on Christmas Eve. With both determined to cheat death, the battle ranges from the wastelands of London to the mysterious Immortality Gate, while the alien Ood warn of an even greater danger approaching, as a terrible shadow falls across the entire Universe.

David Tennant stars as the Tenth Doctor and guest stars include John Simm, Bernard Cribbins, Catherine Tate, Timothy Dalton, David Harewood and June Whitfield.
The End Of Time – Part One is written by Russell T Davies and directed by Euros Lyn. The producer is Tracie Simpson.
Doctor Who – The End Of Time: Part One is simulcast on the BBC HD channel – the BBC's High Definition channel, available through Freesat, Sky and Virgin Media.


The End Of Time: Part Two
The Doctor faces the end of his l…

David To Read For CBeebies

There's a Christmas Eve treat for young story-lovers when Doctor Who star David Tennant swaps the Tardis for the Bedtime Story chair and breathes life into the enchanting seasonal tale of The Christmas Bear by Henrietta and Paul Stickland.


It's Christmas Eve and Bear Cub leaves his parents in their den to go out exploring. Falling into a big, bright hole in the snow, Cub finds himself in Santa's workshop and at the start of a wonderful Christmas adventure. From the post room to the wrapping room, Cub is given a whistle-stop tour of the Christmas present process – with a tantalising glimpse of the toy-testing room. But Cub is disappointed when it's time to leave – until Santa gives him the best present of all...

David Tennant reads four more stories during the festive season: How High Is The Sky by Anna Milbourne, illustrated by Serena Riglietti; Small Mouse, Big City by Simon Prescott; Emily Brown And The Elephant Emergency by Cressida Cowell and Neal Layton; and Miki …

The End Of Time Preview Clip

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The first preview clip of The End Of Time: Part One was aired as part of last night's Children In Need extravaganza.
You can view photos from it here and watch the clip below.
You can also still donate to Children In Need at www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey

David's Children In Need Appeal Video

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You can view David's Children In Need appeal video below.
Don't forget that you can still donate to Children In Need online at www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey
You can see more pics from the appeal video here.


The Writers Tale - The Final Chapter

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EXCITING NEWS! BBC Books has announced the forthcoming publication of Doctor Who: The Writer’s Tale: The Final Chapter by Russell T Davies and Benjamin Cook. It will be published in paperback on 14 January 2010 (with a RRP £16.99). The cover is pictured above, and features David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor, Russell T Davies, and John Simm as the Master.

For this new and thoroughly updated edition of The Writer’s Tale, Russell T Davies and Benjamin Cook expand their in-depth discussion of the creative life of Doctor Who to cover Russell’s final year as Head Writer and Executive Producer of the show. Candid and witty insights abound throughout two years’ worth of correspondence, covering David Tennant’s last episodes as the Doctor and the legacy that Russell and David leave behind as a new era of Doctor Who begins. This edition will also include new, never-before-published photos from behind the scenes of David Tennant’s final adventures.
With over 300 pages of new material (that’s over 1…

Glorious 39 Opens Today

David's latest film project, Glorious 39, opens in cinemas in the UK today.
You can find out more about the film and watch a trailer in the Glorious 39 section here.

Doctor Who Preview On Children In Need

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This year's BBC Children in Need is to feature an exclusive preview of the forthcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special.

The clip, from The End Of Time: Part One, is never-seen-before footage and will keep fans all over the globe wondering what's in store for the Doctor as David Tennant departs and Matt Smith becomes the 11th Doctor.
David Tennant said: "Doctor Who has always been a big supporter of Children in Need. We're really pleased that this year our very special Christmas story is being exclusively previewed on the show. Doctor Who fans are always very generous – I hope you will be too. Please give what you can."
The two-minute exclusive will be broadcast as part of the BBC Children in Need show tonight (Friday 20 November), BBC One at 7.00pm.

You can donate to Children In Need at www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey


Dreamland Starts This Saturday

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Fans of Doctor Who will be able to see the first installment of the new animated adventure, Dreamland, tomorrow.
The new adventure sees the Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) and the Tardis touch down in the New Mexican desert where the Time Lord befriends a young waitress Cassie (Georgia Moffett) and her friend Jimmy (Tim Howar). But when the Doctor activates a mysterious alien artefact the US army escorts him to Area 51 – also known as “Dreamland”. Because the team is only using computers to create each episode the producers have packed in plenty of explosions and monsters that wouldn’t be possible in a live-action episode.

A new instalment will be available daily on the Doctor Who website from tomorrow and the full 45 minutes will be broadcast on BBC Two on 5th December.


David Presents Collision Part 1

Glorious 39 Set Visit

BBC Film Network have a behind the scenes video of Glorious 39 now online here.

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David Tennant Takes His Seat

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David is featured in the latest RSC Newsletter supporting their 'Take Your Seat' campaign.

You can find out more about it below:

Actor, David Tennant, lent his support to the Transforming our Theatres Appeal when he visited the site of the new theatre, the first time since performing Hamlet at The Courtyard Theatre last year. Following a tour of the new buildings, David took his seat in the main auditorium, which is currently under construction, to raise awareness of the Take a Seat appeal.
Over 500 seats have already been named in the auditorium, some for a favourite actor, director or to mark an anniversary, for an individual or to commemorate somebody's life. Actors who have already had a seat named after them include David Suchet, John Thaw, Ian Richardson and Dame Peggy Ashcroft, so there's plenty of opportunity for people to name a seat after a favourite actor.
The transformation of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre is due for completion at the end of 2010 at a cost o…

Doctor Who Confidential Screen Caps

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Screen caps from last night's Doctor Who Confidential, Is There Life On Mars?, are now available to download on our image archive here.

The Waters Of Mars Screen Caps

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Screen Caps from last night's episode of Doctor Who, The Waters Of Mars, can now be downloaded from our image archive here.

Dreamland Introduction

Radio Interviews

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We're in the middle of uploading all of David's recent radio interviews.
You can now download the LBC and Heart FM interviews.
Many thanks to Denise, Lora and Terri.

In the meantime you can use BBC iPlayer to listen to David on Simon Mayo,  The Jonathan Ross Show, The Jo Whiley Show and The Lauren Laverne Show.
Thanks to Lorna.


Pimp My Ride

The End Of Time Trailer

Dreamland TV Date

Dreamland will air in one 45 minute episode on Saturday 5th December at 10:00am on BBC Two.
The BBC Press Office have released the following details:
David Tennant, Georgia Moffett, David Warner, Stuart Milligan and Clark Peters are among the roll call of talent appearing in the new, animated Doctor Who special, Dreamland, set in the infamous alien hotspot Roswell and described by writer Phil Ford as "Doctor Who meets a Fifties monster B-movie".

The new high-definition animated adventure serves up all the traditional Doctor Who ingredients, including excitement, drama and humour.
Dry Springs, Nevada, 1958. During a visit to a local diner, the Doctor befriends a young waitress, Cassie, and her friend Jimmy. When he stumbles across a strange alien artefact, the Doctor is led to the mysterious Area 51 in Roswell, also known as Dreamland, the most secret base in the USA. There, he has a dark encounter with the sinister Colonel Stark.
So begins a momentous mission for the Doctor wh…

Vote David For Greatest Scot

As you will already know David has been nominated for the STV Greatest Scot.
You can vote for him online here or by calling 09011300515.
Full details are available on the STV site here.

David On Heart FM

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David was in to talk about saying farewell to the Tardis when he leaves 'Dr Who' and what he's got planned after.

He revealed that he's taken some props from the set. And talked about the weirdest merchandise he features on.

Listen to the interview again here.

David & Fearne Cotton

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From toothbrushes to cakes and Wales, David answered loads of your questions including giving us the gossip on his last season in Dr Who.

Listen back to the interview. It's about 40 minutes into the show.
Fearne introduced David Tennant to Mumford & Sons on the Music Generator and he loved it so much she sent him home with the Miike Snow and Big Pink album as well.

DT The DJ - Final Day

The Paul O'Grady Show

David & Fearne Cotton

You can listen to David on The Fearne Cotton Show here.

BBC Writers Room: Q&A with Stephen Poliakoff and Jane Wright

BBC Films present Glorious 39, a new film written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff.

Stephen and executive producer Jane Wright will answer questions about the film, and how BBC Films works with writers, in a Q&A session with Kate Rowland, BBC Creative Director of New Writing. You'll also have a chance to ask them your own questions.
Stephen's work includes Shooting the Past, The Lost Prince, Friends and Crocodiles, Capturing Mary, and Joe's Palace.
The event will take place on Monday 16 November 2009 from 5pm - 6:30pm at the Soho Theatre in London, and tickets are free.


Soho Theatre
21 Dean Street
London
W1V 6NE

To add your name to the guest list email writersroom.events@bbc.co.uk.

St Trinian's 2 Site Launches

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The official St Trinian's 2 site has now launched and it's fab! Check it out at www.sttriniansmovie.co.uk

Hamlet Preview Video

For everyone who coukdn't view the BBC Two clip...

DT The DJ - Day Two

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David had his second day as Chritian O'Connell's co host on the Absolute radio Breakfast Show this morning.


If you missed all the action you can use the listen again feature at http://www.absoluteradio.co.uk/ or download the podcast here.

If you fancy an early morning wake up call from David tomorrow then email Christian at christian@absoluteradio.co.uk
And don't forget that you can bid for David's bed tomorrow for Children In Need.


You can watch the Doctor Who Twittersode and see some pics from this morning below:













Don't forget to tune in again 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 Twitter
http://twitter.com/OCBreakfastShow
And keep up to date with the show's latest videos and pics on
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Hamlet Preview

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BBC Two have uploaded a very exciting preview video of Hamlet here.

Press release follows:
The Royal Shakespeare Company's award-winning production of Hamlet, directed by RSC Chief Associate Director Gregory Doran, stars David Tennant in the title role.

This screen version of Shakespeare's great tragedy retains the quality and tone of the critically-acclaimed stage production but was filmed on location. All key original members of the cast, including Patrick Stewart as Claudius, star in this special 180-minute production, alongside the same creative team. The film is directed by Gregory Doran and designed by Robert Jones, who also designed the stage production. Chris Seager is Director of Photography and the producers are John Wyver and Seb Grant.
To support this new film of Hamlet, a rich online BBC website is being created in collaboration with the RSC, featuring behind-the-scenes stills and footage; specially-shot interviews with the actors talking about their characters and…

New Photos From The Waters Of Mars

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Lots of brand new promo images from The Waters Of Mars have been uploaded to our image archive. View them all here.

Bid For David's Bed

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David announced on the Absolute Radio Breakfast show that he will be auctioning off his old bed to raise money for Children In Need. You can bid for the bed on Friday's show.










13/11/09 Edit: David's bed raised a brilliant £5,000 for Children In Need and was won by British Gas.

DT The DJ - Day One

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David began his run as Chritian O'Connell's co host on the Absolute radio Breakfast Show this morning.
If you missed all the action you can use the listen again feature at http://www.absoluteradio.co.uk/ or download the podcast here.

You can watch David's video diary and see some pics from this morning below:





















Don't forget to tune in again 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 Twitter and even put forward your ideas for the Doctor Who Twittersode
http://twitter.com/OCBreakfastShow

And keep up to date with the show's latest videos and pics on
www.facebook.com/christianoconnell