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October 2007

31/10/2007, 10:00am GMT
The National Television Awards: Last Chance To Vote
You only have until midday today to vote for David and Doctor Who at the National Television Awards!
There are lots of ways to cast your vote:
Online: Click here to be taken to the Official National Television Awards website.
Text: Text NTA ACT 3 to 83010.
Texts cost 25p plus your standard message.
Phone: Call 09018 19 20 21
Calls cost 25p per minute and will last around 5 minutes.
The ceremony will be broadcast live on ITV1 from 20:30pm tonight!
28/10/2007, 16:54pm GMT
David & The Proclaimers
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David went to see The Proclaimers in concert recently and was obviously delighted to meet up with Craig and Charlie again after the show.
He brought a posse from Doctor Who to catch the twins on their hugely successful UK tour when they played at Cardiff's St David's Hall. David described it as a "great and truly brilliant night".
Photo Credit: The Proclaimers
25/10/2007, 15:56pm BST
David On Learners
David has been talking about his latest role as Chris in the one off comedy drama Learners. He reckons the part of the geeky driving instructor may put an end to his reputation as a heart throb.
"It was time to set the record straight," he joked. "I'd made a couple of deeply inaccurate appearances in some of those 'sexy men' charts.
Describing his character, Chris, as "not the sexiest article in the world", David admits that his wardrobe in the show wasn't exactly high fashion.
"What he wears isn't geek chic - it's just geek," he said. "Suits and trainers is geek chic, but not milk bottle glasses and a haircut from 1964. He's not someone who ever considers what he looks like."
He also confessed that he mainliy accepted the role because he wanted another chance to work with Jessica Hynes again.
They worked together on the Doctor Who episodes, Human Nature and The Family Of Blood.
"Jessica was on Doctor Who and she told me she had this thing coming up," he explained.
"She's one of those actors who is so in the moment each time, in every scene, that she never fails to inspire you," he raved.
"I've always been a fan of Jessica and when I worked with her, I became even more of a fan."
24/10/2007, 14:09pm BST
Learners Air Date Announced
The BBC have announced that Learners will air on Sunday 11th November at 21:00pm on BBC One.
They say:
David Tennant and Jessica Hynes star in this heart-warming, one-off comedy drama following the trials and tribulations of a group of learner drivers.
Bev is a downtrodden wife who's failed her driving test eight times. She's desperate to pass, yet frustrated at her husband Ian's impatient approach when teaching her to drive. When Bev is inspired by glamorous driving school owner Fiona, she's determined to succeed along with a group of other learner drivers.
Chris, who has the patience of a saint, is assigned as her instructor and it's not long before Bev develops a crush on him, despite his geeky appearance...
Jessica Hynes (née Stephenson) is Bev, Shaun Dingwall is Ian, Sarah Hadland is Fiona and David Tennant is Chris.
You can visit our Learners section here.
24/10/2007, 10:30am BST
David To Interview Kylie For Radio 2
David will be interviewing Kylie Minogue for a very special Radio 2 programme, X-amining Kylie.
Coinciding with the release of Kylie's tenth studio album "X", David Tennant talks to the pop princess about her life and work. David and Kylie will star in the BBC 1 Christmas Day special "Doctor Who, Voyage of the Damned" which finds them aboard The Titanic.
The programme features a track-by-track taste of the new album "X", plus an exclusive song never before broadcast on the BBC.
A revised version of this programme, "Re-X-amining Kylie" - featuring additional material about "Doctor Who" - will be broadcast on Radio 2 following the BBC One broadcast of "Voyage of the Damned".
The interview will be broadcast on 27th November at 22:30pm.
23/10/2007, 20:02pm BST
Children In Need Wallpapers
Visit our Time Crash section here to choose a snazzy new wallpaper!
Cover Boys
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David and Peter Davison will feature on the cover of Doctor Who Magazine next month. The mag, out on 15th November, will include lots of details on the filming of Time Crash for Children In Need.
Photo Credit: Outpost Gallifrey
Our fundraising appeal for ACCORD closes tonight so if you would like to make a donation you don't have much time.
Click here to make a donation via the page.
However you can still donate to the hospice through their website here.
Many many thanks to all of you have been so kind as to be a part of the fundraising, whether you donated via the page or took part in our celebrity Doctor Who auction we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
We have a very exciting lot still to come on the auction and hope to be able to help ACCORD again in the very near future. So keep with us and keep supporting this wonderful cause.
22/10/2007, 14:26pm BST
Five And Ten Team Up For Children In Need
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David Tennant's Tenth Doctor is set to meet Peter Davison's Fifth Doctor in a special scene commissioned for BBC One's Children in Need.
The scene, entitled Time Crash, was written by award winning Doctor Who writer Steven Moffat, and will transmit as part of the Children in Need fundraising evening on Friday 16 November 2007.
"It is an honour for me to be able to make the connection between the Fifth Doctor and the Tenth Doctor," noted Peter Davison. "However, now is not the time for sound-bites. I can feel the hand of history on my shoulder, even if I can't do the buttons up!"
21/10/2007, 14:31pm BST
Doctor Who Filming Update
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Filming on the new series of Doctor Who is continuing in Wales, with the above photos being taken on a recent loction shoot at Cardiff’s Churchill Way.
The Doctor and Donna, who appeared in matching pinstripe suits, seemed to have gotten themselves into a tricky situation on top of a rather high building!
Children In Need Episode Confirmed
The BBC Press Office have confirmed that there will be a very special Doctor Who 'Episode' as part of the Children In Need night entertainment:

Broadcasting live from Television Centre, the BBC Children In Need Appeal once again raises the curtain on an entertaining evening for viewers. Last year saw the most successful appeal to date with appearances from stars including McFly, Girls Aloud, Keane, Connie Fisher and the BBC newsreaders helping to raise over £18m on the night.

This year's show will see stars of stage and screen gather to perform their most spectacular musical hits, or even reveal hidden talents.

Lee Mead will open this year's show at 7pm with a live performance of Any Dream Will Do, before rushing back to the West End for a slightly later than usual performance of Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Other highlights for the evening include an exclusive performance from the Spice Girls and a very special episode of Doctor Who.

Children In Need takes place on Friday 16th November at 19:00pm on BBC One.

17/10/2007, 17:33pm BST MySpace Layouts
Lay out 1!
You can now get yourself a layout for your MySpace page. Click here for easy and quick step by step instructions.
15/10/2007, 15:00pm BST
David Nominated For National Television Award!
David and the Doctor Who team hope to continue their success at the National Television Awards after it was revealed that they have been nominated for three of the top gongs.
David has once again been nominated forMost Popular Actor, the show is hoping to score a hat trick of awards for Most Popular Drama and the lovely Freema Agyeman has proved what a great assistant she is with a nomination for Most Popular Actress!
The awards will take place in London at the Albert Hall on 31st October and are expected to be screened live on ITV1.
There are lots of ways to vote for David as Most Popular Actor in the National Television Awards -
Online: Click here to be taken to the Official National Television Awards website.
Text: Text NTA ACT 3 to 83010.
Texts cost 25p plus your standard message.
Phone: Call 09018 19 20 21
Calls cost 25p per minute and will last around 5 minutes.
Voting closes on 31st October at 12:00pm!
If you would like to be in the audience at the awards some tickets are still available. Call the Box Office on 020 7589 8212.
13/10/2007, 16:35pm
David Nominated For Spirit Of Scotland Award
David has been nominated in the Screen section of the Glenfiddich Spirit Of Scotland Awards.
Also nominated are James McAvoy, David McKenzie and Tilda Swinton.
To vote simply call 09011 171238 and follow the instructions or text SCOTC followed by the code of your choice to 81800.
David's code is 1011.
Visit the Spirit Of Scotland Awards site here.
Icon Fan Challenge
The latest batch of fan made icons are now up on the site.
View the loveliness and see if yours made it here!
Christmas Book Messages (Yes really!)
Yikes! Yes we know it's only October and we haven't even has Halloween yet but work has already begun at Tennant Towers on this year's Christmas Book and we need you tidings of good will for David!
We would like to collect general christmas wishes, fan art, poetry, or maybe even photos or anecdotes of when you met him. Tell us about your Doctor Who collections or anything else that you like!
Please keep it clean - we reserve the right to reject any items we think are unsuitable, which will have to include fanfiction on this occasion - we would like as many people as possible to be able to make a contribution.
If you are sending a poem, drawing, or anything other than a text only message then please submit your entry to at any time before 5pm on Friday 23rd November 2007. We will send you an email within a few days to confirm that we have received your item.
If you simply want to leave a message for the book then you can do so via the special thread on the forum here.
12/10/2007, 14:12pm BST
David & Freema Signing
David Tennant and Freema Agyeman will be signing copies of 'Doctor Who Complete Series 3 DVD boxset' on Monday 5th November at 1:30pm in HMV 150 Oxford Street, London.

*Event will be a signing only. Fans can pick up free wristbands at HMV which allow entry to the signing. Wristbands will be available only from HMV 150 Oxford street from 9.00am on Monday 5th November onwards. One wristband per customer maximum, no reservations, while stocks last, subject to availability, at participating store only.

10/10/2007, 16:56pm BST
New Novels Revealed
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The Official BBC Doctor Who site have revealed the new artwork and synopis' of the next batch of Doctor and Martha novels:

Martha in the Mirror - by Justin Richards

Castle Extremis - whoever holds it can control the provinces either side that have been at war for centuries. Now the castle is about to play host to the signing of a peace treaty. But as the Doctor and Martha find out, not everyone wants the war to end.

Who is the strange little girl who haunts the castle? What is the secret of the book the Doctor finds, its pages made from thin, brittle glass? Who is the hooded figure that watches from the shadows? And what is the secret of the legendary Mortal Mirror?

The Doctor and Martha don't have long to find the answers - an army is on the march, and the castle will soon be under siege once more.

Snowglobe 7 - by Mike Tucker

Earth, 2099. Global warming is devastating the climate. The polar ice caps are melting.

In a desperate attempt at preservation the Governments of the world have removed vast sections of the Arctic and Antarctic and set them inside huge domes across the world. The Doctor and Martha arrive in Snowglobe 7 in the Middle East, hoping for peace and relaxation. But they soon discover that it's not only ice and snow that has been preserved beneath the Dome.

While Martha struggles to help with an infection sweeping through the holidaymakers the Doctor discovers an alien threat that has lain hidden since the last ice age. A threat that is starting to thaw.

The Many Hands - by Dale Smith

Edinburgh, 1759.

The Nor' Loch is being filled in. If you ask the soldiers there, they'll tell you it's a stinking cesspool that the city can do without. But that doesn't explain why the workers won't go near the place without an armed guard.

That doesn't explain why they whisper stories about the loch giving up its dead, about the minister who walked into his church twelve years after he died.

It doesn't explain why, as they work, they whisper about a man called the Doctor. And about the many hands of Alexander Monro.

All three novels will be released on 1st May 2008 and can be pre ordered from our shop here. The BBC are also looking for people to write reviews of the latest novels, Forever Autumn, Wetworld and Sick Building. Click here to submit a review to them.

The Quatermass Experiment On Illusion

The Quatermass Experiment will be airing on the new Video On Demand Channel dedicated to science fiction and fantasy, Illusion On-Demand, in North America in November. You can visit their Quatermass section here.

08/10/2007, 18:03pm BST
The Academy Interview
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We now have David's exclusive Q&A session with the Autumn edition of the RSAMD magazine, Academy, online.
Click here to read it.
07/10/2007, 16:16pm BST
David In Children In Need Calendar
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David is featured in the new official 2008 TOGS Children In Need Calendar. The Calendar is available in WH Smith or to purchase online here.
Signed Dalek Up For Auction
A 12-inch remote control Dalek, made especially for the Jonathan Ross show and signed by David is up for auction on ebay.
It contains a speech recorded for the show by Nick Briggs.
All of the proceeds of the sale will go to Harrison's Heart Foundation (HHF) a registered UK charity that raises money for research into congenital heart diseases in infant children. 
Current bidding is at £995 and the auction closes on 12th October.
Click here to view the lot.
National Hospice Day
David has pledged his support to a Scotland wide fundraising drive for hospices.
Yesterday was National Hospice Day and David said: "I'm so grateful to everyone who is helping raise money for Accord. It was such an important place to my mum and is a fantastic and worthy cause."
If you live in Scotland you can help by buying £1 thistle badges in aid of Scotland's 11 adult hospices.
You can also donate to ACCORD via the fundraising page here.
02/10/2007, 20:19pm BST Fanzine
The latest fanzine is up online now. Check out the fab poems, artwork etc from fans of David here.
01/10/2007, 17:46pm BST
New Doctor Who Books Released
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A new batch of Decide Your Destiny novels are due for release on 4th October. The books entitled Dark Planet, The Crystal Snare, War Of The Robots and The Haunted Wagon Train will all feature the Doctor and Martha as played by David and Freema Agyeman.
A further four novels Lost Luggage, Second Skin, The Dragon King and Racing Moon will be released in March 2008.
Meanwhile if facts are more your thing then you can get your hands on Doctor Who: The Encyclopedia from 4th October too.
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And if you're nostalgic for some adventures with the Doctor and Rose Tyler then as of today you can get your hands on a 12 CD box set featuring 6 stories about the pair.
The Feast of the Drowned, The Stone Rose and The Resurrection Casket are all narrated by David Tennant.
All of the above and much more are available to order online in our shop here.