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Dreamland On DVD

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The animated Doctor Who adventure Dreamland is released on DVD tomorrow.
Written by Phil Ford, Dreamland sees the iconic TARDIS touch down in the desert in the USA. Stumbling across a mysterious alien artefact in a local diner, the Doctor is led to Area 51, also known as Dreamland, the US' most secret base. He then finds himself on a momentous mission to rescue Rivesh Mantilax from the threat of the ruthless Viperox and the clutches of the American military.
Also featured on the DVD is Doctor Who Greatest Moments. A 3 x 60 minute retrospective, taking viewers on a journey through time and space to relive action from the legendary sci-fi show from 2005 onwards, featuring exclusive interviews with key actors offering unique insights on the classic moments.
You can buy the DVD in our shop for just £8.48 here.

DVD Releases

We have news on two of David's latest films being released on DVD.
Glorious 39, which features David as Hector, will be released on DVD on 29th March 2010.
You can pre order it in our shop for just £10.98 here.

And St Trinian's 2: The Legend Of Fritton's Gold, which stars David as Lord Pomfrey, will be released on DVD and Blu Ray on 24th April 2010.
You can pre order the DVD for £14.99 here and the Blu Ray for £17.99 here.

David & Catherine On Radio 2 Tomorrow From 10am

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David and Catherine will be hosting Jonathan Ross' Radio 2 show from 10am tomorrow.
Their guests will be Ricky Gervais, Anthony Head and La Roux.
The show was recorded earlier today.

Photo:Geoff Marshall

The Radio Times Covers Party

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David was amongst guests at this year's Radio Times Covers Party in London on Tuesday evening where he was presented with framed copies of his many appearances on the cover of the magazine.You can view some photos from the party above courtesy of Radio Times. You can also view a video from the party on their site here.







David Reads Dead Air

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Missing the doctor? Then fear not! Another exclusive to audio Doctor Who adventure read by David is due for release.
'Dead Air' by James Goss features the Tenth Doctor and will be on sale from 4th March 2010.
Synopsis follows:

`Hello, I'm the Doctor. And, if you can hear this, then one of us is going to die.'
At the bottom of the sea, in the wreck of a floating radio station, a lost recording has been discovered. After careful restoration, it is played for the first time - to reveal something incredible. It is the voice of the Doctor, broadcasting from Radio Bravo in 1966. He has travelled to Earth in search of the Hush - a terrible weapon that kills, silences and devours anything that makes noise - and has tracked it to a boat crewed by a team of pirate DJs. With the help of feisty Liverpudlian Layla and some groovy pop music, he must trap the Hush and destroy it - before it can escape and destroy the world...
Written specially for audio by James Goss and read by David …

Murder In Samarkand For BBC Radio 4

David has recently finished recording Murder In Samarkand for BBC Radio 4.
The play, by David Hare, is based on the memoirs of Craig Murray, the British Ambassador to Uzbekistan from 2002 to 2004.
David will be taking on the part of Craig Murray while Jemima Rooper will play Nadira Alieva.
It will be broadcast as the Saturday Play on BBC Radio 4 on Saturday 20th February 2010 at 14:30pm.
Visit Craig Murray's website for further information on his story here.

RSC Seat Appeal Update

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The RSC have sent another update on our fundraiser to raise money for a seat to be named after David in their new theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon.
We are now at £2405, that's only £95 short of the mid level seat naming of £2500. It would be great if we could get to the high level of £5,000!
The RSC are extremely grateful to all of you who have already contributed to the fund.
Lauren Thorpe who is the RSC's Development Department Campaign Co-Ordinator says:
"We are so grateful for all of the support we have received from David’s fans and I think its brilliant that they have been able to get together to make an overall donation at this amount in just a few weeks. Their generosity over the holiday period has been fantastic."

If you would like to know more about the campain and maybe make a donation yourself then read on:



Visitors to David-Tennant.com are currently trying to raise funds to have a seat named after David Tennant in the new Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-…

Headway Essex Update

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Just a quick reminder that there is still time for you to get hold of an exclusive signed card from David as part of the Headway Essex Fundraiser. If you already have one for yourself then why not get one for a friend? They'd even make a great gift for Valentine's Day! Plus we'll have some news on a very exciting new project with Headway Essex very soon!
Details of how to get your card are as follows:

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

Headway Essex,
58b Head Street,
Colchester,
Essex, CO1 1PB

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

Christian O'Connell Interview

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David did a quick phone interview about his win at the National Television Awards with Christian O'Connell on yesterday's Absolute Radio Breakfast Show. You can download it here.

Doctor Who At The BBC

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New from BBC Audiobooks Ltd:
In 2005, after sixteen years off-air, "Doctor Who" returned to BBC Television - and soon became more popular than ever before. In this special anthology of clips and interviews, featuring newly-released material, Elisabeth Sladen journeys back to the recent past to delve into the show's dazzling success. With the help of extracts from radio programmes as diverse as "Go 4 It", "Jo Whiley", "PM", "Newsbeat" and "The Now Show", she explores the run-up to the launch of Series 1 and follows the programme's progress right up to 2009, with the impending departure of David Tennant. Featuring the voices of David Tennant, Catherine Tate, Christopher Eccleston, Kylie Minogue, Freema Agyeman, Russell T Davies and many others, this is an absorbing retrospective look at how "Doctor Who" returned to our screens to capture the hearts of millions of fans.

The Doctor Who News Page are reporting tha…

David And Doctor Who Triumph At The NTAs

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Click here to view more photos of David at the NTAs.

Congratulations to David for his win at last night's National Television Awards. He triumphed once again in the Best Drama Performance category for his role as the Doctor in Doctor Who.
It is the fourth year running that David has picked up an honour at the awards for his portrayal of the Time Lord. He has previously taken Best Actor in 2006 and 2007 and the renamed Best Drama Performance in 2008.



Congratulations also to the ever hard working and talented cast and crew of Doctor Who which took the award for Best Drama.



David also presented the award for Best Star Travel Documentary to Stephen Fry.


Doctor Who DVD Releases

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The Doctor Who Complete Specials Box Set is out now across the UK. It features The Next Doctor, Planet Of The Dead, The Waters Of Mars and The End Of Time Part One and Part Two.
And as if all that excitement wasn't enough it's also packed with extras including David Tennant's last ever Doctor Who video diary, audio commentaries, BBC idents, Doctor Who at the Comic Con, deleted scenes and much more!
Order from our shop for just £26.98.
Order Blu Ray for just £33.48.


Also out now in the UK is the Doctor Who Winter Specials Box Set. This set includes The Waters Of Mars and The End Of Time Part One and Part Two. It also has the accompanying Doctor Who Confidential episodes.
Order from our shop for just £15.88.


The Writer's Tale

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For this new 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, as well as his work behind the increasingly successful Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures spin-offs. 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.
With over 300 pages of new material, and taking in events from the entire five years since the show’s return in 2005, The Writer’s Tale: The Final Chapter is the most comprehensive – and personal – account of Doctor Who ever published.

The Writer's Tale is released today and can be bought online here.





Legally Blonde Opening Night

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David attended the opening night of the comedy musical Legally Blonde and the after show party in London last night.Sheridan Smith stars as Elle, with ex-Blue pop star Duncan James as Elle’s heartbreaker college sweetheart Warner and Alex Gaumond as her new love interest Emmett. Peter Davison is Harvard professor Callahan and Jill Halfpenny is Paulette, the hairdresser who Elle befriends. The cast also features Aoife Mulholland and Susan McFadden.
The show is currently booking until 23rd May 2010.
Thanks to Whatsonstage.




View more photos here.


Your Top 10 Doctor Who Episodes

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Last week we asked you to email us with your favourite Doctor Who episode, so that we could make up your Top 10 of David's Doctor Who adventures...
Thank you so much to all of you who voted.. and there were a lot of you! We have to say we were quite surprised at the eventual winner, but only because of the amazing competition it beat off and it did thoroughly deserve to win.
Anyway enough of all that let's get on with the results.... starting backwards and 10 and working up to the episode you named as your No.1 Doctor Who Episode...

10. The End Of Time Part 2

What's it about:
The Doctor faces the end of his life as the Master's plans hurtle out of control. With the sound of drums growing louder, and an ancient trap closing around the Earth, the Doctor and Wilf must fight alone. But sacrifices must be made, and the deadly prophecy warns: "He will knock four times."

You say:
Sara Hughes: 'I cried buckets of tears during The End Of Time Part 2 but loved every sin…

The Last Voyage

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Missing David's Tenth Doctor already? Then why not treat yourself to a brand new adventure with him?!
The Last Voyage is a brand spanking new exclusive to audio adventure featuring the Doctor and read by none other than David Tennant himself!

The Tardis materialises on board the maiden voyage of a pioneering space cruiser, travelling from Earth to the planet Eternity. The Doctor has just started exploring the huge, hi-tech Interstitial Transposition Vehicle when there is a loud bang, a massive jolt and a flash of light. Shortly afterwards, he discovers that nearly all the passengers and crew have disappeared. Unless the Doctor and flight attendant Sugar MacAuley can take control and steer the ship, they could crash-land - or keep slipping through space forever. And as if that wasn't enough, something awful awaits them on Eternity...

It's out now and you can order The Last Voyage online here today for just £5.85.

Hamlet To Premiere In The US In April

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Royal Shakespeare Company’s Production of Hamlet Airs on THIRTEEN’S Great Performances
Sir Patrick Stewart and David Tennant Star in Shakespearean Classic on PBS Stations Nationwide
in April 2010

Shakespeare’s immortal “To be, or not to be” takes on a whole new meaning (and medium) as classical stage and screen actors Sir Patrick Stewart and David Tennant reprise their roles for an upcoming television adaptation of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) 2008 stage production of Hamlet. The production will be presented on PBS by the Great Performances series on Wednesday, April 28, 2010, at 8 p.m. EST (check local listings).

Great Performances is a production of THIRTEEN in association with WNET.ORG – one of America’s most prolific and respected public media providers.
Hamlet aired in the UK on Boxing Day, and more than 900,000 viewers tuned in for the BBC broadcast. In an article in The Observer, Britain’s Prime Minister Gordon Brown wrote: "Like many people, I had my love of Shake…

RSC Seat Update

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The RSC have sent another update on our fundraiser to raise money for a seat to be named after David in their new theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon.
We are now nearly at £2,169 so not far off the second stage donation level of £2,500.
They would also like to thank all of you have already contributed to the fund. Lauren Thorpe who is the RSC's Development Department Campaign Co-Ordinator says:
"We are so grateful for all of the support we have received from David’s fans and I think its brilliant that they have been able to get together to make an overall donation at this amount in just a few weeks. Their generosity over the holiday period has been fantastic."

If you would like to know more about the campain and maybe make a donation yourself then read on:




Visitors to David-Tennant.com are currently trying to raise funds to have a seat named after David Tennant in the new Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon. We need to raise funds of a least £1,200 for this to happen.

Hello!'s Most Attractive Man Of 2009

David has been nominated for Hello! Magazine's 'Most Attractive Man Of 2009' award.
You can vote for him online here.
Voting ends on 20th January at 13:00pm.

Hamlet Screen Caps

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Over 1900 screen caps from the film version of Hamlet have now been added to the site.
You can view them online here.

David On The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year

Watch David's brief appearance on The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year 2009 above.

David Nominated For The NTAs

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David has been nominated for the Best Drama Performance category at this year's National Television Awards for is role as The Doctor in Doctor Who. He is up against David Jason, David Threlfall and Phillip Glenister for the award.
Doctor Who has also been nominated in the Best Drama category and faces competition from Casualty, Shameless and The Bill.
Winners will be announced at the NTA ceremony by host Dermot O'Leary at the o2 Arena, London LIVE on ITV1, 20th January at 7.30pm.

Click here to vote now.
Or call 0901 888 2009 to register your vote using the NTA hotline.

Tickets for the awards are still available here.


Your Favourite Doctor Who Episodes

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So that's it. David's time on Doctor Who has ended with the emotional regeneration in The End Of Time. The Tenth Doctor didn't want to go and we didn't want him to either...

But what were your fave episodes during Ten's tenure in the TARDIS?
Email us with your comments here and we'll count down the Top 10 next week!

The Doctor Introduces The End Of Time Part Two

Ten's Best Bits

David's Leaving Speech

The Regeneration

10.4 Million Tune In For David's Last Doctor Who

David Tennant's final outing as Doctor Who was watched by 10.4m viewers on New Year's Day, according to early overnight figures.

At the climax of the episode, a total of 10.6m tuned in to see the Time Lord regenerate into his 11th incarnation, 27-year-old actor Matt Smith.
Tennant's final words on the show were, "I don't want to go".
Smith, meanwhile, uttered the immortal line, "legs! I've got legs!" as he made his screen debut as The Doctor.
The 75-minute episode ended with the Tardis in flames, plummeting towards Earth - setting up Smith's first full episode, due later this year.

It was the highest-rated programme in its time-slot. ITV1's Coronation Street took second place, with 8.6m viewers.
However, both had lower ratings than the day's second episode of EastEnders, which attracted an audience of 11.6m at 1945GMT.
Critics were generally appreciative of Tennant's final episode, which also marked the end of head writer Russell T…

The End Of Time Part Two Screen Caps

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Over 450 screen caps from David's spectacular finale can now be seen here.