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NEW ZEALAND: Episode 4 Of Broadchurch Airs On TV ONE Tonight

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The gripping murder mystery Broadchurch reaches its fourth episode on TV ONE in New Zealand tonight. The triple-BAFTA winning series from the UK features an impressive ensemble cast led by David Tennant and Olivia Colman as the two police detaectives leading the hunt for the killer of a young boy in a small seaside town

Broadchurch
Episode 4
8.30pm, TV ONE
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.
The episode is repeated on Saturday 7th June
Find out more about Broadchurch on our website - please be aware that some articles contain spoilers.



SCANDINAVIA: What We Did On Our Holiday Acquired For Cinematic Release

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The new David Tennant comedy feature What We Did On Our Holiday has been picked up at the Cannes Film Festival for cinematic distribution in Scandinavia. The film, written and directed by Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton, the creators of sitcom Outnumbered for the BBC, has been acquired by Copenhagen and Helsinki based distributors Smile Entertainment. The acquisition was announced by Smile's chief executive Timo Lahtinen.

What We Did On Our Holiday David Tennant and Rosamund Pike star as Doug and Abi, a couple taking their three children on a trip to Scotland for a big family gathering. They are in the midst of a difficult divorce, and have asked the kids to keep it a secret from their extended family. But as the inevitable feuds kick in, a completely unexpected turn of events involving the children causes further tensions to rise to the surface. And with the repercussions that ensue - hilarious and emotional in equal measure - the family are forced to put aside their differences and w…

TV Wise List Gracepoint Among Shows Most Likely to Land A UK Deal

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Following the LA Screenings, TV Wise have made six hot picks of brand new US dramas which they believe are most likely to be picked up by UK broadcasters. Among these is Gracepoint, the FOX TV remake of Broadchurch, which shares a star with the original in David Tennant. They predict plenty of interest from other channels should ITV fail to exercise their first refusal privileges. They say:

Gracepoint
The US version of ITV’s hit drama Broadchurch was always going to spark strong interest from the UK. Initially there were rumors that international distributor Shine would not be selling the drama to the UK, but that is not the case. The pilot largely follows the blue-print of the UK original and David Tennant gives a strong performance. I'm certain this one will reach the UK. I hear that owing to the way the adaptation deal was set up, ITV has right of first refusal on Gracepoint. Should they pass on picking this one up, I’d expect a bidding war from some other broadcasters. The real …

Watch Out For What We Did On Our Holiday Says The Daily Mail

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Baz Bamigboye of the Daily Mail says that David Tennant's new family film, What We Did On Our Holiday, is one to watch out for. 
He says in his column today:

Watch Out For...
Rosamund Pike, David Tennant and Billy Connolly, who star in What We Did On Our Holiday, a beautifully observed comedy-drama from Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton, the creators of Outnumbered. 
It’s heart-warming, joyous and quite courageous, in that it works purely through character development. You grow to like the people involved — and the film doesn’t depend on special effects, or entire towns being destroyed. And there’s only one loo joke.
I stand corrected. There are special effects, in the shape of children played by Harriet Turnbull, Bobby Smallbridge and Emilia Jones.
Rosamund and David play their parents, and all five go on a holiday to Scotland, where grandfather Connolly is about to celebrate his 70th birthday.

All the performances are spot on. Connolly is at the top of his game, underplaying sublimely and g…

PHOTOS: David Tennant Filming Series 2 Of Broadchurch

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The Metro have published a series of photos of David Tennant and his Broadchurch co stars filming for the second series of the triple BAFTA award winning drama.

The plot of the second series is a closely guarded secret but show bosses have said to expect something completely different from the first series.



Although the filming photos reveal several favourite characters from the first series including David Tennant as Alec Hardy, Olivia Colman as Ellie Miller and Arthur Darvill as Rev Paul Coates they will also be joined by a host of new characters played by Marianne Jean-Baptiste, James D’Arcy, Eve Myles, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Charlotte Rampling.



The photos also show Beth Latimer played by Jodie Whittaker and Chloe Latimer played by Charlotte Beaumont with Beth seen sporting a large baby bump showingthat while she's further along her pregnancy than when we last met up with the family she still hasn't had her new baby.

The first series of Broadchurch will be repeated on ITV Enc…

PHOTOS: David Tennant Presents Never Mind The Buzzcocks #ThrowbackThursday

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Today's Throwback Thursday selection comes from 2009 when David Tennant hosted an episode of the BBC panel show Never Mind The Buzzcocks.

As David prepared to bow out of Doctor Who he appeared to be everywhere on TV in December 2009. One of his appearances was as host of the Christmas edition of Buzzcocks which was appropriately Doctor Who themed. David was joined by regular team captains Phill Jupitus and Noel Fielding, his Doctor Who - The End Of Time co-stars Catherine Tate and Bernard Cribbins plus BBC Radio DJ Jo Whiley and singer-songwriter Jamie Cullum.

The episode included mockery of David's love of Coldplay, Catherine Tate showing how little she still knew about the Whoniverse and the introduction of the phrase "Grrr, Barrowman!"









Campaign Details: David Tennant Stars In Two New Ads For Virgin Media

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David Tennant and Sir Richard Branson have joined forces once again for the latest Virgin Media ad campaign, this time to promote the brand new 'quad-play' Big Bundles.

David takes control of some seriously supercharged vehicles in the latest ad campaign as Virgin Media is puts its customers in the driving seat with its flexible new bundles, enabling them to mix and match the UK’s fastest widely available broadband, the country’s best value mobile SIM and unbeatable TV and home phone services. Each Big Bundle can be tailored to suit a household’s needs with great value extras available to add at any time.
In the first ad, Power Drive, David starts off in a clapped-out old car bemoaning unreliable copper broadband speeds. The car suddenly becomes a bright red sports car at the flick of a switch to Virgin Media’s superfast fibre optic broadband and powers a sleek red trailer carrying an entire family, all online at the same time. The car then transforms into a rock star tour bus, …

GRACEPOINT: Local Première Screenings In Victoria, Vancouver Island

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The Victoria Island South Film and Media Commission have announced plans for two local screenings in the Greater Victoria area of the new FOX TV drama series Gracepoint. The screenings will take place in Oak Bay at The Oak Bay Beach Hotel and in Sidney at the same time as the FOX TV première. Full details are to follow. 

The Greater Victoria area played host to the cast and crew of Gracepoint between January and May, with the area doubling for the fictional Northern Californian town of Gracepoint, the scene of the shocking murder around which the drama develops. The limited series, a remake of the multi-award winning UK series Broadchurch, stars David Tennant, Anna Gunn, Nick Nolte, Kevin Zegers and Jacki Weaver, all of whom made the Island their home while shooting. The shoot finally wrapped last week and the production company took out full page ads in local press to thank residents and businesses for their patience and support.

Gracepoint will première on FOX on Thursday nights as pa…

First Gracepoint Props Sale Takes Place On Vancouver Island Today

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The first of two set sales held by Gracepoint Productions takes place later today on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The event will be held at RCMP Barn, Saanich Fairgrounds on Stelly's Cross Road from 12pm till 3pm. A second sale will run tomorrow at the same venue from 10am to 3pm.
The sales are cash only with no holds, bargaining or early admittance. 

The unique events will allow fans the chance to get their hands on souvenir items from the new FOX TV series Gracepoint which stars David Tennant and Anna Gunn. Up for grabs will be furniture, home decorations and costumes. However, key items such as David’s character Emmett Carver's trenchcoat, Gracepoint street banners and prop guns will be retained by the production company in case of reshoots or in the event that a second season is ordered.


Gracepoint is a ten part limited series which follows the impact on a small Californian town of the murder of a young local boy. The series is based on the multi-award winning UK seri…

VIDEOS: David Tennant Launches Virgin Media Big Bundles

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David Tennant features in four new video clips on the Virgin Media website to promote the new Virgin Big Bundles.

Things don’t come much bigger than Virgin Media Big Bundles. They’re jam-packed with superfast fibre optic broadband, TV and home phone (and mobile SIM too, if you like). Big Bundles are four times more fun!

See what David has to say in the four clips below:
Superfast Fibre Optic Broadband

Who's been messing with David's laptop?



Amazing TV With TiVo


The UK's Best Value Mobile SIM


Great Value Home Phone




For more details and to upgrade visit the Virgin Media website





VIDEO: Watch David Tennant In A New Ad For The Virgin Media Big Kahuna Bundle

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David Tennant features in the latest advert from Virgin Media, promoting the launch of their new Quad Play Big Bundles, including the Big Kahuna Bundle.

The first ad sees David at the wheel of a tiny bubble car, a monster sports convertible (complete with a trailer for the family) and lounging in a luxurious tour bus fully kitted out with Virgin services, including TiVo and a gold home phone - while Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson finds his own way to travel.


Watch David drive you through the new Superfast Virgin Media Big Bundles experience - then go online to find out more! Click here
Watch the ad here:


The ad will premiere on ITV tonight during Britain's Got Talent.

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SPAIN: Dolphins: Spy In The Pod To Première On Canal+ 1 In June

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The incredible nature documentary series from John Downer productions, Dolphins: Spy In The Pod, will air on Canal+ 1 in Spain from Sunday 8th June under the title Un Espía Entre Delfines. According to the John Downer Productions Twitter feed the original BBC commentary by David Tennant will be available through the channel. 
Un Espía Entre Delfines Episodio 1 Domingo 08 junio - 14:00 Las cámaras espías de BBC vuelven a la acción en esta serie documental para infiltrase en el mundo secreto de los delfines, uno de los más fascinantes e inteligentes animales del planeta. En esta ocasión, el equipo de filmación se encuentra con la dificultad de estar siempre en movimiento, surcando las olas entre animales que se mueven con gran rapidez y a veces en las profundidades del océano. El resultado son unas imágenes sorprendentes e inéditas de unos curiosos animales filmados por primera vez desde su propio punto de vista.

Dolphins: Spy In The Pod Episode 1 Sunday 8th June - 14:00 The BBC spy cameras retur…

VIDEO: David Tennant And Olivia Colman Discuss Broadchurch - Coming Soon To ITV Encore

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On Monday 9th June, ITV launch their new channel ITV Encore, devoted to bringing the best drama of recent years for fans to enjoy again or discover for the first time. The BAFTA award winning crime series Broadchurch will be the centrepiece of the the first week's schedule, running in double episodes over four consecutive nights starting from launch day.

Broadchurch explores the effect on a small community when it suddenly becomes the focus of a major event and is subjected to the full glare of the media spotlight. David Tennant and Olivia Colman lead an ensemble cast as Detectives Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller, the officers charged with solving the murder while trying to keep control as suspicions and anger rise to the surface. As the pressure increases, long-concealed secrets emerge and the close community threatens to tear itself apart. The cast also includes Arthur Darvill, Andrew Buchan, Jodie Whittaker, Pauline Quirke and David Bradley. 
In the first of a series of videos, David…

NORWAY: The Escape Artist Continues On TV2 In Norway Tonight

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Episode 2 of the legal thriller The Escape Artist premières on TV2 in Norway tonight. David Tennant stars with Sophie Okonedo and Toby Kebbel in the three part series created by David Wolstencroft and originally broadcast on BBC One in 2013. 
The Escape Artist Episode 2 av 3 TV2, 22.10 Britisk spenningsserie.  Will Burton (David Tennant) er en talentfull og sjarmerende advokat, og hans spesialitet er å hjelpe folk komme seg ut av ulovlige kniper. Han er svært etterspurt og har aldri tapt en sak. Men når Will får frikjent den hovedmistenkte i en svært horribel drapssak, slår hans talent uventet tilbake på ham selv - med grufulle konsekvenser.

The Escape Artist Episode 2 of 3 TV2, 22.10 British thriller. Will Burton (David Tennant) is a talented and charming lawyer, with a specialty in helping people get out of hopeless situations. He is in great demand and has never lost a case. But when Will wins acquittal for the prime suspect in a horrible murder case, his talent is unexpectedly turned b…

Broadchurch Nominated For A Television Critics Association Award

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Broadchurch has been nominated for a top critics award in the US. The series, which aired on BBC America last year is up for the  Television Critics Association Award in the Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials category.
The TCA Awards have been running annually since 1984, and are voted for by the members of the TCA  for outstanding achievements in television. The awards will be held during the July press tour.
The full shortlist for the Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials category is as follows:
“American Horror Story: Coven” (FX) “Broadchurch” (BBC America) “Fargo” (FX) “The Returned” (SundanceTV) “True Detective” (HBO)
Broadchurch, led by David Tennant, Olivia Colman explores what happens to a small community when it suddenly becomes the focus of a major event and is subjected to the full glare of the media spotlight.
Bloodied and dirty, Danny Latimer has been found dead on an idyllic beach, surrounded by rocks and a jutting cliff-face from whe…

Vote For David Tennant, The Escape Artist & W1A In The TV Choice Awards 2014

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The latest issue of TV Choice magazine has been published today and includes the launch of the 18th TV Choice Awards. The awards are decided by the TV viewers themselves via an online vote which starts today. The first stage is the longlist vote which is open until midnight on June 20th, following which the shortlist will be announced in TV Choice magazine in the 2nd July issue.

David Tennant is nominated for the 2014 Best Actor Award for his performance as Will Burton in The Escape Artist. His co-star Ashley Jensen is also longlisted. The Escape Artist is listed in the Best New Drama category and spoof documentary W1A, which David narrated is up for Best Comedy.

Click here to start voting

David won the Best Actor Award last year for his performance as DI Alec Hardy in Broadchurch, while the series itself won Best New Drama. A special award was also given to Doctor Who in its 50th year.

The TV Choice Awards winners are usually announced around September.

Explore The Broadchurch Trail With Visit-Dorset

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Following months of rumour, speculation and excitement, filming is beginning on the second series of Broadchurch on location in Dorset and Somerset. The first series of the award winning drama firmly established the stunning Jurassic coast of Dorset as the perfect holiday destination, whether as somewhere to relax, to drink in the beautiful scenery or to explore some of the iconic locations featured in the series.

West Bay, with its towering cliffs and golden beaches, doubled for the sleepy seaside town of Broadchurch and has become the focal point of most of the tourist interest. And it's not only the viewers who have fallen in love with West Bay and nearby Bridport - the cast were taken with the area too.

David Tennant said, “This is the only place you’d ever want to come on your holidays.”
Olivia Colman added, “...being on the cliff at Bridport in the sunshine during the first week of filming was just amazing. Idyllic.”
Visit-Dorset.com have even produced their own Broadchurch Trai…

The BBC Thought David Tennant & Benedict Cumberbatch Weren't Sexy Says Steven Moffat

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Doctor Who and Sherlock writer Steven Moffat has told how the BBC didn't consider David Tennant or Benedict Cumberbatch sexy enough for their roles as Casanova and Sherlock.

Talking during a Q&A at the Hay Festial Moffat said he had been told Cumberbatch was not sexy enough to be cast as the detective, but said he was pleased he'd stuck to his decision to still cast the actor.

He compared it to David Tennant being cast in Casanova saying:
"They said of casting David Tennant as Casanova, 'Damn, you should have cast someone  sexier'. With Benedict Cumberbatch, we were told the same thing. 'You promised us a sexy Sherlock, not him.''

Moffat also told the audience that Doctor Who was almost axed after David Tennant quit as the Doctor - read the full story on that here.

The BBC Almost Axed Doctor Who When David Tennant Quit As The Doctor Reveals Steven Moffat

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Current Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat has revealed that the BBC thought about finishing Doctor Who when David Tennant quit his role as the Doctor.

Steven who was speaking at a Q&A session at the Hay Festival in Wales told the audience:  "David owned that role in a spectacular way, gave it an all-new cheeky sexy performance and became a national treasure. And he didn't do it instantly, he did it over time. So the idea that Doctor Who could go on at all in the absence of David was a huge question, I didn't realise how many people thought it wouldn't succeed at all. That was quite terrifying when I found out about it later. I think there were plans maybe to consider ending it. It was Russell saying, you are not allowed to end it."

Read more about what Steven had to say on Peter Capaldi and Daleks on The Telegraph's site here.
Doctor Who will return with Peter Capaldi as the Doctor in August.

UK PRE ORDER: Postman Pat The Movie With David Tennant On DVD & Blu-ray

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Postman Pat The Movie is now available to pre order on DVD and Blu-ray in the UK.

Pre order the DVD from Amazon here | Pre order the Blu-ray from Amazon here

The film, which has just opened in cinemas on Friday, features  the voices of Stephen Mangan as Pat with David Tennant, Rupert Grint and Jim Broadbent, with Ronan Keating providing Pat's singing voice.

About Postman Pat: The Movie
The iconic kids' TV character stars in his first ever feature film, exclusively in cinemas in the UK and Ireland from today.
Postman Pat (Stephen Mangan), a humble and beloved mail carrier, lives an idyllic life in the quaint British countryside town of Greendale with his son Sarah (Susan Duerden) and his young son Julian. When an efficiency expert named Edwin Carbunkle (Peter Woodward) hatches a plot to overtake the Special Delivery Service (SDS), Pat’s plans to bring his wife on a ‘proper honeymoon’ to Italy topple. Elimination of the CEO (Jim Broadbent) and replacement of all postal workers with r…

SCANDINAVIA: Spies Of Warsaw Released On DVD In August

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The wartime thriller Spies Of Warsaw starring David Tennant and Janet Montgomery will be released across Scandinavia on August 6th.

David plays Jean-François Mercier, a French colonel, war hero and military attaché to Warsaw in the years leading up to World War II. His operations to identify the movements of German military forces on the Polish borders are complicated when he falls in love with a beautiful Parisian lawyer. The drama is adapted from the novels by Alan Furst by award-winning screenwriting duo Dick Clement and Ian la Frenais. The two-part series was a co-production between Fresh One for BBC Four, BBC America, TV Poland and ARTE France and premièred on BBC Four early in 2013.

The DVD is released with the original English voice track with subtitles in Danish, Finnish, Norwegian and Swedish.

Click below to order:
Danmark
Sverige
Norge

Read more about Spies Of Warsaw on our website

Thanks to @cappiehead on Twitter for the information


Broadchurch Cast And Crew Sign NDAs Before Filming Begins

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The Daily Mirror today reports that the cast and crew of Broadchurch, including David Tennant, will be signing a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) before they begin work on the second series in order to keep the show's biggest secrets a surprise for viewers.
ITV and Kudos have also sent out a plea to fans of the show to keep any filming details a secret as they prepare to begin for the shoot saying: 
“Breaking an NDA would be taken seriously and members of the cast and production team have been asked to sign to keep the secrets of Broadchurch. We’re also appealing to the public who might observe filming to help preserve our secrets as we don’t want to spoil enjoyment by giving anything away.”

The show's creator Chris Chibnall also spoke to locals who will be living amongst the filming:
“We’re all thrilled about returning, especially given how supportive the whole community was last time. We’ll do our best to minimise disruption to your daily lives – forgive us if you’re occasionally …

AUDIO: Listen To The Full Series Of Mansfield Park With David Tennant & Benedict Cumberbatch

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To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austin's classic Mansfield Park BBC Radio 4 Extra have aired the 2003 dramatisation of the novel over the past two weeks

Mansfield Park centres on Fanny Price, one of nine children born to a family in financial difficulties who is sent to be raised by her wealthy aunt and uncle. David Tennant and Benedict Cumberbatch play brothers Tom and Edmund, sons of Sir Thomas and Lady Bertram, and cousins to Fanny. Of the two, Tom is the profligate gambler and character of ill-repute, but it is towards the gentle and kind Edmund that Fanny is drawn and with whom she forms a romantic attachment. Fanny struggles to be the social equal of her adoptive family and those in their circle, however, she is the moral centre of the story.
Listen or download the full series below: Listen to Part 1 here - or right click and Save As to download On a quest to find a position in society, young Fanny Price goes to live with her rich aunt and uncle. 
Li…

The Official Soundtrack To Postman Pat: The Movie Is Released Today

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The soundtrack to Postman Pat: The Movie is released on CD and via digital download today. The 3D CGI animated movie featuring the voices of Stephen Mangan, David Tennant and Rupert Grint, went on general release around the UK on Friday. The soundtrack features tracks by Ronan Keating (who provides Pat’s singing voice), The Saturdays, The Vamps, Shane Filan and, as teen pop sensation Josh, Rupert Grint himself.
Postman Pat: The Movie Soundtrack Track Listing 1. Please Mr. Postman – The Saturdays
2. Lovin’ Each Day – Ronan Keating
3. Lightning – Rupert Grint
4. With You – Ronan Keating
5. Big Time – Peter Gabriel
6. Really Happy Postman – Riley Friesen & Derek Mount
7. Signed Sealed Delivered – Ronan Keating
8. Everything to Me – Shane Filan
9. I Only Want To Be With You – Pixie Lott
10. Move My Way – The Vamps
11. One of These Days – Shane Filan
12. Lost Generation – Rizzle Kicks
13. It’s My Party – Jessie J
14. We Own The Night – The Wanted
15. The Promise – Girls Aloud
16. Score…

David Tennant Weekly News Update: Monday 19th - Sunday 25th May

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