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NEW PHOTO: David Tennant In The Escape Artist

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BBC One have posted a set of GIFs from their new Original British Drama trailer on their official Tumblr page. The trailer will debut online tomorrow morning at 9am.

The images include a brief glimpse of David Tennant as threatened barrister in The Escape Artist which is expected to debut on BBC One in October (tbc). The series also stars Ashley Jensen, Toby Kebbell and Sophie Okonedo.




Other BBC One dramas that will feature include Sherlock, The Musketeers, Ripper Street and The Great Train RobberyCheck out their Tumblr here to see more

Click here to find out more about The Escape Artist on our website


Charity Auction: Doctor Who Amy Pond Ltd Edition 1:6 Scale Figure

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A limited edition 1:6 scale figure of Doctor Who's Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) is being auctioned on eBay to  raise money for CMT United Kingdom.
CMT United Kingdom work to support those who are affected by Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease, also known as Hereditary Motor and Sensory Neuropathy or Peroneal Muscular Atrophy.

Click here to view the listing and place a bid on the figure!

As well as the auction, Doctor Who fans Sarah Campbell and Andy Watson held a 72 hour "Awake-a-thon" with a Doctor Who theme and raised over £1400 for the CMT United Kingdom!
For more info visit CMT United Kingdom here.
With thanks to Marcia Evans

The Escape Artist Features In New BBC One Original British Drama Trail

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BBC One will include exclusive first look footage of The Escape Artist starring David Tennant in their brand new Original British Drama trail which debuts tomorrow. 

The new trail will be posted online at 9am tomorrow morning and will also include first glimpses of the new series of Sherlock and of Peter Capaldi in The Musketeers, both due in 2014.

The BBC have not stated whether the trailer will feature any footage from the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special starring David with Matt Smith and John Hurt.


The Escape Artist is an original three-part suspense thriller set in the world of criminal law, expected on BBC One in October. David Tennant plays Will Burton, a talented junior barrister who specialises in spiriting people out of tight legal corners, hence his nickname of “The Escape Artist”. Will is in high demand as he has never lost a case. But when his talents acquit the prime suspect in a horrific murder trial, that brilliance comes back to bite him with unexpected and chilling r…

Doctor Who Adventures Seek The UK’s Biggest Young Doctor Who Fan

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Doctor Who Adventures have launched a competition to find the UK's biggest Doctor Who superfan. The lucky fan will win a Cyberman visit to their school and a once-in-a-lifetime experience to celebrate Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary!

Doctor Who Adventures magazine, aimed at pre-teen Whovians, is on the hunt for the nation’s biggest young Doctor Who fan with the prize of a Cyberman visiting their school and a VIP family ticket to the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Celebration at the ExCel Centre in London. Open to children aged between 5-13 until 2 October 2013, fans need to send up to 250 words explaining why they should win the competition and a photo demonstrating why they’re the ultimate Who fan.
To enter, children must fill in the entry form in the magazine, out now until 10 September. The magazine is encouraging fans to send in their most creative ideas and brilliant collections for a chance to win. The lucky winner will be able to upgrade their school with a terrifying visit from o…

David Tennant Contributes To 365 Animated Film Project

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While visiting Stratford-upon-Avon yesterday with the company of Richard II, David Tennant also stopped off to make a contribution to a local year-long animation project.

The 365 Film project is the brainchild of animation duo The Brothers McLeod - Greg and Myles - who have worked on a number of animated projects for the BBC, Nintendo and Playstation as well as directing some high profile commercial campaigns.

365 will be created by animating one second a day so that a film will form itself over the course of 2013. Stills of each day's animation will feature on the project Facebook page. Animation will appear once a month. David's one second long voiceover section will be used on today's section, and the animations for August are due to be posted on Facebook on Monday.

Check out a picture of David at work here

Find out more about The Brothers McLeod on their Facebook page


With thanks to Tom Evans @Tomwe



USA: The Doctors Revisited - New Episode Premieres On BBC America Tonight

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Tonight sees the premiere of the latest in the series of BBC America specials exploring each of the eleven incarnations of the Doctor. The brand new episode focuses on the Eighth Doctor played by Paul McGann.

From BBC America Press:


BBC AMERICA celebrates the Eighth Doctor, Paul McGann, in a new special of Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited. McGann (Luther) played the Eighth incarnation of the Doctor in the 1996 Doctor Who television movie, which was the first time the Doctor had returned to TV since the end of the original series in 1989. The special begins with lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, Eighth Doctor companions Daphne Ashbrook (Dr. Grace Holloway) and Yee Jee Tso (Chang Lee), among others, examining what made the Eighth Doctor unique and discuss a new take on the Doctor’s old enemy the Master.
The special is followed by Doctor Who: The TV Movie. The Doctor is on his way home to Gallifrey with the remains of his arch-nemesis, the Master. Forced off course, the TAR…

David Tennant Day At The Prince Charles Cinema

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The Prince Charles Cinema in London are hosting a David Tennant Tennant Day Doctor Who event on Sunday 27th October from 1pm.
They will be screening four episodes from the Tennant era that were voted for by followers on their Facebook page: The Girl In The Fireplace, Blink, Midnight and Turn Left.
There will also be fun, games and giveaways.
For more info on the event visit The Prince Charles Cinema website here.

NEW VIDEO AND PHOTO: Richard II Production Diary Part 1 presented By Gregory Doran

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The first of Gregory Doran's Richard II production diaries has been posted to the Royal Shakespeare Company YouTube channel. There will be twelve diaries in all during the weeks leading up to the live broadcast of the play into cinemas from Stratford-upon-Avon on November 13th. Gregory promises that these will take in rehearsals, including the Tech rehearsal and will look at the design departments as they build the sets and craft the costumes.

Gregory talks about what the play means to him and how he will be approaching it. It is important, he believes, not just to see Richard II as part of a tetralogy and the precursor to Henry VI, but in its own right as a great lyric tragedy.

He also speaks about how honoured he is to be directing the first play that will be streamed live from the RSC direct to cinemas not only in the UK, but around the world

Gregory also introduces some key members of his cast: Nigel Lindsay, making his RSC debut, and returning veterans of the company Michael Pen…

USA: Tenth And Eleventh Doctors Feature In Cartoon Network's MAD Spoof

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The Tenth and Eleventh Doctors may be set to share the screen for the first time in the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special on the 23rd November, but MAD Magazine's animated spin off show have brought them together a whole two months early for US audiences




The 2nd September edition of MAD on Cartoon Network features the Time Lords in a sketch called Doctor Whose Line Is It Anyway. The sketch features likenesses of David Tennant and Matt Smith as the Doctors and Whose Line Is It Anyway regular Wayne Brady, though all are voiced by other actors. The show is presented by a Dalek and enjoyed by an audience of even more Daleks. As the host describes it, it's "...the show where everything is made up and the points don't matter — because you will all be exterminated!"

There is also a preview clip, watchable worldwide: click here to view

Producer Kevin Shinick said, "Knowing that the Doctor Who series is marking its 50th year celebration by bringing the two most recent…

NEW PHOTO: David Tennant Dramas Are Part Of A Quality Autumn TV Schedule

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The Daily Mail have named two upcoming David Tennant shows as TV for UK audiences to anticipate in the new autumn season.

First up is The Escape Artist(BBC One). 





The Mail say:

David Tennant - never off our screens for long - returns in this new legal drama series. He plays a defence barrister notorious for taking on hopeless cases and getting his clients acquitted. This time, however, he lives to regret saving a murder suspect from jail. Ashley Jensen and Sophie Okonedo also star in this gripping three-parter.

It is believed that The Escape Artist will begin its three episode run some time in October.

Find out more about the series here

The DVD of the series is released on the 28th October - pre-order your copy here


Also coming to BBC One is the eagerly anticipated Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special






The Mail say:


It's not just fan forums that are buzzing ahead of this Steven Moffat-penned special.
With David Tennant returning as the tenth Doctor alongside Matt Smith’s outgoing 11th, a…

AUSTRALIA: Broadchurch Released On DVD Today

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Broadchurch is released on region 4 DVD in Australia Today.
The hit UK series starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman has just finished a successful eight week run on ABC1

Description
Broadchurch is an ITV detective series, involving the death of a young boy and the search for his killer, produced by Kudos and starring David Tennant and Olivia Colman. The first series achieved overwhelming ratings for ITV, winning critical acclaim and generating huge publicity around the whodunnit mystery. The series launched to an audience of 6.15m in the UK. Week by week this audience grew, peaking at 8.08m by Episode 4, until it helped the channel take out the #1 primetime slot against BBC One. Given its success in the UK, a second season has been commissioned and will be in production early next year.
David Tennant plays Alec Hardy, a dour police detective posted to a tiny seaside town following a failed murder investigation. Almost immediately the body of a child is found on the beach and he has to …

AUSTRALIA: Watch The Broadchurch Season Finale On ABC1 Tonight

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The final episode of the first season of Broadchurch premieres on Australian TV tonight at 8.30pm on ABC1 and the mystery of who killed Danny Latimer will finally be solved...

Episode 8 Synopsis:
As the killer of Danny is finally unmasked things will never be the same for Hardy, Miller or the residents of Broadchurch...


The eight part drama series Broadchurch, originally shown on ITV in the UK,explores the aftermath of the brutal murder of a child in a small seaside town in England. David Tennant and Olivia Colman star as police detectives Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller, responsible for solving the crime. But as time passes and the community comes under close police and press scrutiny grief, paranoia and suspicion start to tear the small community apart and the town starts to give up its secrets. The cast also includes Arthur Darvill, Jodie Whittaker, Andrew Buchan  and David Bradley.
Catch up with previous episodes here

Read more about Broadchurch on our website - please be aware that some o…

David Tennant & Broadchurch Nominated In The Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards

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David Tennant and his co stars from the ITV drama Broadchurch have been nominated in the Specsavers Crime Thriller Awards 2013.
They are nominated in the following categories:

The TV Dagger
LutherTop of the LakeBroadchurchThe FallBletchley CircleThe Best Actor Dagger Damien Lewis for HomelandDavid Tennant for BroadchurchIdris Elba for LutherJason Isaacs for Case HistoriesPaddy Considine for The Suspicions of Mr Whicher: The Murder in Angel LaneThe Best Actress Dagger Sofie Grabol for The Killing 3Olivia Colman for BroadchurchClaire Danes for HomelandGillian Anderson for The FallLesley Sharp for Scott & BaileyThe Best Supporting Actress Dagger Pauline Quirke for BroadchurchAmelia Bullmore for Scott & BaileyHolly Hunter for Top of the LakeJodie Whittaker for BroadchurchRuth Wilson for LutherThe Best Supporting Actor Dagger Paul McGann for A Mother's SonMandy Patinkin for HomelandAndrew Buchan for BroadchurchWarren Brown for LutherRoger Allam for Endeavour



The Specsave…

Vote For David Tennant In Digital Spy's 'Greatest Doctor' Poll

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To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who Digital Spy are running a poll to find out who is your favourite actor to play the Doctor.
David Tennant is currently in the lead with 37.46% of all votes received so far.
You can vote for David or indeed any of the other Doctors here.

You can catch up with our Tenth Doctor 50th anniversary episode guide blogs here.

USA: Episode 4 Of Broadchurch Now Available on iTunes

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Episode 4 of Broadchurch is now available to purchase via the iTunes US store.

Episode 4
The aftershocks of Danny's murder continue to ripple through the town, as friends and neighbours’ lives come under scrutiny. Beth and Mark decide to take matters into their own hands to get news of Danny's murder into the newspapers. Starring David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Arthur Darvill, Andrew Buchan and Jodie Whittaker.
Episodes are available for $2.99 each (HD versions) or $1.99 (SD). A season pass is also available at $20.99 (HD) or $13.99 (SD) which ensures that each episode is automatically added to your library as soon as it is released

Click here for the HD version
Click here for the SD version

From ABC in Australia: Simone McAullay Signs For Second Series Of Broadchurch

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The ABC website in Australia have posted an interview with Broadchurch star Simone McAullay  who reveals she has signed up for the second series. Programme creator Chris Chibnall has revealed that he has started work on the second series but has not given any hints about plot or cast details, save that it will be very different from the original drama.
Simone, who plays the flirty and outspoken hotelier Becca Fisher in the drama, was speaking to Richard Glover on his radio show on 702 ABC Sydney. "They want me to show my face in the second one, so that’s very lovely" she states. 

Simone spoke at length on the success of the show which concludes tomorrow night in Australia. Part of the power of the show, she believes, is the focus on the lives and relationships of the inhabitants of the small town and the way that secrets begin to emerge as the community comes under press and police scrutiny


"It's that thing of exposing everyone, peeling back the skin, the masks (of the…

BBC America Trailer For Episode 5 Of Broadchurch

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BBC America have posted the trailer for episode 5 of Broadchurch which premieres next Wednesday

Watch the trailer here:



Episode synopsis (May contain spoilers) This week, as DI Alec Hardy (David Tennant) and DS Ellie Miller (Olivia Colman) come under fire, the people of Broadchurch start to turn against each other.

Will a vital new piece of evidence lead Ellie and Hardy to the killer?

"You're certain he's innocent, eh?"
"You're certain he's not?"
Late night on the High Street: Tom is acting as Danny in the police reconstruction. It seems the whole town is there, to offer their support. Hardy and Ellie haven’t yet identified the owner of the burnt boat, but another interesting detail has emerged – the piece of evidence that Jack handed over doesn't tally with Ellie’s knowledge about Danny possessions. She knows that this item isn't what they are looking for – they have to keep searching. Olly has offered to take Karen out on his boat, but he finds it …

Pre Order David Tennant's New Drama The Escape Artist On DVD Today

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David Tennant's new drama The Escape Artist is now available to pre order on DVD via Amazon here.
The legal thriller is set to air on BBC One during October and will be released on DVD in the UK on 28th October.

The Escape Artist is an original three-part suspense thriller set in the world of criminal law. David Tennant plays Will Burton, a talented junior barrister who specialises in spiriting people out of tight legal corners, hence his nickname of “The Escape Artist”. Will is in high demand as he has never lost a case. But when his talents acquit the prime suspect in a horrific murder trial, that brilliance comes back to bite him with unexpected and chilling results.
Created and written by David Wolstencroft (Spooks, Shooting Dogs), The Escape Artist stars David Tennant (Doctor Who, True Love), Toby Kebbell (RocknRolla, Black Mirror), Sophie Okonedo (The Slap, Criminal Justice), and Ashley Jensen (Extras, Ugly Betty).

“The law often seems like an intellectual exercise”, says Wolst…

SWEDEN: Episode 5 Of Broadchurch Airs On TV4 Tonight

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Swedish viewers will be able to watch the next episode of the thrilling crime series Broadchurch tonight. Episode 5 of the series starring David Tennant, Olivia Colman and Arthur Darvill airs on TV4 at 21.00.

Broadchurch - Avsnitt 5
När en artikel publiceras om Jacks kriminella förflutna kämpar han med att hantera situationen. Invånarna i Broadchurch tvingas att välja vem de ska tro på, pressen eller Jack. Vissa går så långt att de startar en hatkampanj mot honom.Ellies son Tom hamnar i fara efter ett möte med Susan. Beth försöker hantera avslöjandet om Marks affär med Becca. Hardy och Miller rekonstruerar Dannys sista förehavanden för ortsbefolkningen i hopp om att det ska leda till nya bevis kring hans död.
Broadchurch - Episode 5
When an article is published about Jack's criminal past, he struggles to cope with the situation. The residents of Broadchurch are forced to choose who to believe, the press or Jack. Some go so far as to start a hate campaign against him. Ellie’s son Tom i…

USA: Exclusive Clip From Tonight's Episode Of Broadchurch Via Entertainment Weekly

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Entertainment Weekly have posted an exclusive clip from episode 4 of Broadchurch which premieres on BBC America tonight.

In the clip, ambitious reporter Olly (Jonathan Bailey) questions newsagent and Sea Brigade leader Jack Marshall (David Bradley) about his secret past.

Watch the clip here

Episode 4  The aftershocks of Danny’s murder continue to ripple through the town, as friends and neighbors’ lives come under scrutiny. The possible evidence that was burning at sea has been recovered and an investigation of a new suspect begins to unfold. Beth and Mark decide to take matters into their own hands to get news of Danny’s murder into the newspapers. Starring David Tennant, Olivia Colman, Arthur Darvill, David Bradley, Jonathan Bailey, Andrew Buchan and Jodie Whittaker.
Watch Broadchurch tonight on BBC America at 10pm ET/PT

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Countdown - The Doctor's Daughter

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To celebrate the fact that 2013 is the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who, we are taking a look back at all of the episodes of the show which featured David Tennant as the Doctor. At the end of our look back we'll be asking you, the fans, to vote for what you think is the ultimate David Tennant episode of Doctor Who....
We continue with the next David Tennant episode.... The Doctor's Daughter
Read our previous Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Countdown posts here.

35. The Doctor's Daughter
First Broadcast on 10th May 2008. Running Time: 45.10 Minutes. Viewing Figures: 7.3 million.
Written By Stephen Greenhorn.
Directed By Alice Troughton.
Executive Producers Russell T Davies and Julie Gardner.
David-Tennant.com Rating: 7/10.


Synopsis:
The Doctor meets the most important woman of his life on the distant planet Messaline, in the middle of an endless war. And as General Cobb threatens genocide, Martha is kidnapped by the Hath, but the Doctor faces an even greater battle - can he find peace with…