As David takes on the role of Hamlet in Startford, the Guardian's G2 supplement takes a look at the actors who they consider
to have been the greatest Hamlets so far and discusses what each actor brings to the part..
You can read the article online via their website here.
30/07/2008, 16:50pm BST
Caesar! Radio Repeats
In 2003 Radio 4 aired three radio plays about the Caesars, David played the part of Caligula in the third of these plays,
Peeling Figs For Julius.
BBC7 repeats the plays on three consecutive days from Monday 4th August. You can hear David's play on Wednesday 6th August
Front Row, Radio 4's live magazine programme on the world of arts will
include a report from the first night of Hamlet in their Wednesday 6th August show at 19:15pm.
30/07/2008, 11:23am BST
Photo Credit: RSC/Ellie Kurttz
The RSC have released some fantastic images of David as Hamlet, click here to see the full set.
The reviews on the forum are still coming in for the shows so far, you can read them here.
Hamlet runs at The Courtyard Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon until 15th November. 0844 800 1110. Returns Only.
28/07/2008, 16:28pm BST
David Nominated As Favourite Male TV Star At Kid's Choice Awards
The nominees for the UK Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards have been announced today and it's a good year for Doctor Who.
David has been nominated as Favourite Male TV Star, Freema Agyeman and Catherine Tate have both been nominated
as Favourite Female TV Star, the show is up for Favourite Family TV Show and even the Daleks have had a look in with a nominationin
the Favourite Baddie category.
You can vote for David and the others online here.
The National Television Awards Voting
Voting closes for the 2008 National Television Awards on Friday 1st August so you haven't got long left to vote for David
in the Outstanding Drama Performance category! If you haven't voted already what are you waiting for? You can vote online
Listen to the rest of the show online on the BBCi Player here.
26/07/2008, 17:34pm BST
With thanks to The Telegraph and RSC
The above photo of David as Hamlet is from today's edition of The Telegraph.
You can read reviews of the performances so far written by fans on our forum here.
A poster, programme and postcards from Hamlet are now available to purchase via the RSC website here.
Hamlet runs at The Courtyard Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon until 15th November. 0844 800 1110. Returns Only.
25/07/2008, 16:44pm BST
The Doctor Who Prom
This Sunday, Doctor Who comes to the BBC Proms for a very special musical celebration hosted by the lovely Freema Agyeman.
The special 'Proms Cutaway' scene, that David filmed in May, will be shown to fans at the concert and will be available
for fans who couldn't attend to view on the BBC website for a limited amount of time from around 11:40am on Sunday.
You can listen live to the concert on BBC Radio 3 and use the listen again feature on iPlayer.
The Stolen Earth On Sci Fi Tonight
greatest heroes assemble in a time of dire need, in tonight's penultimate episode in this series of Russell T Davies's Bafta
Award-winning time-travelling drama. But can the Doctor's secret army defeat the might of the new Dalek Empire?
battles on the streets and in the skies, the Doctor and Donna must brave the Shadow Proclamation to find out the truth. However,
a fearsome old enemy waits in the shadows...
Stolen Earth airs
tonight on The Sci Fi Channel at 9/8 C.
There are a couple of new interviews with David from when he was filming the Doctor Who episode Journey's End. You can
read them here.
23/07/2008, 14:37pm BST
Hamlet: Stage Door, Theatre Etiquette etc
Just a quick note that to avoid disappointment it should be noted that it is impossible to predict on any given night
whether any of the performers will be available to make an appearance at the stage door.
If you do see David after a performance please be respectful of his time and privacy. Don't forget that he
will have just performed a very demanding role and he won't have time to sign mountains of memorabilia.
If you are unsure about theatre etiquette, what you are and aren't allowed to do and how to be as considerate to the
cast and fellow audiences members as possible then here are a few of the main points you need to know:
One of the most unwelcome things in the theatre has to be the mobile phone. Mobile phones (along with anything else that
bleeps, buzzes or makes any kind of electrical noise) should be switched off well in advance.
Cameras, video and tape recorders are strictly prohibited in the theatre.
Once you have taken your seats in the theatre you are advised to remain in them until the interval so make sure you
are comfortable and have everything you need before the curtain rises.
Although the performance tends to be exciting and enjoyable, noise from the audience can be very distracting for the performers,
so the audience will be expected to sit quietly in their seats during the performance.
We hope you all enjoy the show and have a great time!
Doctor Who Series 2 & 3 Available on iTunes In The USA
Series 2 & 3 of Doctor Who, featuring David as the Doctor, are now availble to download from iTunes in the
21/07/2008, 16:48pm BST
David Shortlisted For Green Award
David has been shortlisted for an award that praises eco friendly celebrities. He is up for the title of Greenest Star
at Playhouse Disney's Playing for the Planet Awards.
David earned his nomination for his championing of hybrid cars.
Many thanks to the RSC for this new photo of David in rehearsals for Hamlet. You can view more photos here.
Doctor Who Magazine Collector's Covers #3
Doctor Who Magazine will be released next Thursday and will have FOUR, count em, FOUR covers to collect! The final
cover will be revealed tomorrow...
Turn Left On Sci Fi Tonight
entire world collapses, but there's no sign of the Doctor, as Russell T Davies's Bafta Award-winning time-travelling drama
continues. Instead, she finds help from a mysterious blonde woman – a traveller from a parallel universe. But, as Donna
and Rose Tyler combine forces, are they too late to save the whole of creation from the approaching darkness?
Turn Left airs tonight on The Sci Fi Channel at 9/8 C.
Doctor Who Magazine will be released next Thursday and will have FOUR, count em, FOUR covers to collect! The next cover
will be revealed tomorrow...
Doctor Who Series 4 Volume 4 DVD Cover Released
The cover for volume 4 of the series 4 Doctor Who vanilla DVDs has been released. You can pre order the DVD, which will
contain Turn Left, The Stolen Earth and Journey's End, in our shop for just £11.98.
It will be released on 1st September 2008.
Fan Party To Raise Money For ACCORD
Two of David's fans have got together to organise a party and auction to raise cash for the ACCORD Hospice in Paisley.
Tickets for the event are on sale now. If you would like to know more about the event and possibly purchase a ticket
or two to help a great cause then head over to their website here.
17/07/2008, 09:04am BST
Hamlet Rehearsal Photos
With kind permission from the RSC
As the opening night for Hamlet draws ever nearer here are a couple of photos of David in rehearsals to keep you going...
16/07/2008, 16:50pm BST
Journey's End Makes Doctor Who History
Journey's End has been officially named the UK's most watched TV show for the week it was broadcast. It was watched by
an amazing 10.57 million viewers. This is the first time in the show's history that it has been the most watched TV programme
of the week. It also scored an Audience Appreciation Index of 91!
Only 31 episodes of Doctor Who have made the Top Ten, 20 of those episodes starred David in the role of the Doctor.
Doctor Who Magazine Collector's Covers #1
Doctor Who Magazine will be released next Thursday and will have FOUR, count em, FOUR covers to collect! The next cover
will be revealed tomorrow.
David Wins At The Constellation Awards
Thanks to fans in Canada, David has won the award for Best Male Performance In A Science Fiction Television Episode,
for his portryal of the Doctor and John Smith in the Doctor Who two part story Human Nature / The Family Of Blood.
Doctor Who was also named Best Television Series. You can see the full results at the Constellation Awards website here.
Doctor Who Series 3 Repeated In Australia
UKTV Australia is currently repeating Series 3 of Doctor Who every Tuesday at 19:30pm follwed by Doctor Who Confidential.
They will also be repeated on the following Saturday night at 19:30pm.
ABC1 continues to premiere the new episodes from Series 4 on a Sunday night at 19:30pm.
15/07/2008, 09:31am BST
Royal Shakespeare Company Q&A
David has taken part in a Q&A interview with the RSC regarding his roles as Hamlet and Berowne with the company.
You can read it here.
14/07/2008, 16:44pm BST
Doctor Who Awards Results
The results of our Doctor Who awards are now in, thanks to all of you who took part. You can view the winners online
Doctor Who Repeats On BBC Three
Don't forget that series 4 of Doctor Who will start a repeat run on BBC Three from tonight at 19:00pm. You can keep up
to date by checking the diary here.
12/07/2008, 13:58pm BST
Doctor Who Meets Top Gear
A fun idea by two BBC staff members has resulted in a hilarious mash up of Doctor Who and Top Gear.
Inspired by his colleague Simon Catt, Matt Taylor of the BBC's Repeats & Reversioning team had the idea of combining
David Tennant's appearance in Top Gear's Star In A Reasonably Priced Car slot with clips of the TARDIS in flight from Doctor
The result - with Jeremy Clarkson talking Tennant through his spectacular 'lap' in the Space/Time machine - so impressed
their boss Gill Holmes, that it found its way to Mark Harrison, Head of the BBC's Multiplatform Studio and then to Peter Salmon,
Chief Creative Officer of the BBC Vision Studio.
Coincidentally, Peter was due to visit the Top Gear team this Wednesday, and showed the clip to Clarkson and Top Gear's
Executive Producer Andy Wilman. They loved it and agreed that it could be put online.
Doctor Who 2008 Story Book
The third Doctor Who Storybook is on the way. Featuring the Doctor and Donna, the book contains seven brand new short stories,
many by writers from the TV series itself:
Hello Children, Everywhere, written by Paul Magrs, illustrated by Brian Williamson.
Grand Theft Planet! written by James Moran (The Fires of Pompeii), illustrated by Daryl Joyce.
Cold, written by Mark Gatiss (The Unquiet Dead, The Idiot's Lantern), illustrated by Ben Willsher.
Bing Bong, written by Gareth Roberts (The Shakespeare Code, The Unicorn and the Wasp) & Clayton Hickman, illustrated
by Dan McDaid.
Island of the Sirens, written by Keith Temple (Planet of the Ood), illustrated by Adrian Salmon.
The Puplet, written by Gary Russell, illustrated by Andy Walker.
Hold Your Horses, written by Nicholas Pegg, illustrated by Jon Haward & Nigel Dobbyn.
Plus there's a comic strip, The Immortal Emperor, written by Jonathan Morris with art by Rob Davis, and A Letter from the
Doctor, as told to new showrunner Steven Moffat (The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances, The Girl in the Fireplace, Blink, Silence
in the Library/Forest of the Dead).
The 80-page hardback also features a new painted cover by Alister Pearson and a frontispiece by David A Roach. Published
by Panini Books and edited by Clayton Hickman, The Doctor Who Storybook 2009 will be available in August, priced £7.99.
Thanks to all of you who submitted items for the July fanzine. It is now online here so go and check it out and see if your creative works made it!
David-Tennant.net Forum Awards
Don't forget that you only have until Monday to have your say in the David-Tennant.net forum awards. Click here to vote. You must be a member of the forum to take part.
New Doctor Who Poster Designs On Sale Now
A set of three official new posters inspired by series 4 of Doctor Who are now on sale. You can buy them online via our
11/07/2008, 15:15pm BST
Message From David
David has sent the following message to all of you who were kind enough to participate in his birthday book...
I hope you will forgive the lateness of this note.
Once again I am overwhelmed by your kindness in creating such a special gift for my birthday, I have enjoyed reading
and looking at all the contributions, you are all fantastic and I thank you.
Made In Yorkshire
A new book chronicling films made in Yorkshire will feature an entire chapter on LA Without A Map and will include
an exclusive interview with David on the set in Bradford.
It will also feature previously unseen photographs of David on set and behind the scenes.
It will be released on 21st August 2008, but you can pre order it online via our shop here for just £16.25.
The Doctor is trapped, alone, powerless and terrified, on the planet Midnight, as Russell T Davies's Bafta Award-winning
time-travelling drama continues. Soon, the knocking on the wall begins. Only a woman called Sky seems to know the truth –
but as paranoia turns into a witch-hunt, Sky turns the Doctor's greatest strengths against him, and a sacrifice must be made...
Midnight airs tonight on The Sci Fi Channel
at 9/8 C.
View a clip of Einstein And Eddington Courtesy Of The BBC here.
The BBC's Autumn schedule has been released with further details of Einstein And Eddington:
David Tennant and Andy Serkis star in this drama set amid the chaos and
uncertainty of the First World War. Einstein And Eddington chronicles the interlinked stories of two extraordinary men striving
for a greater truth while refusing to be constrained by national boundaries.
Albert Einstein (Serkis) spent years working on his General Theory of Relativity, which threatened to overturn
two centuries of Newtonian certainty and the foundations of British science. Arthur Eddington (Tennant) was a prominent British
astrophysicist who, as a Quaker, believed that "truth knows no boundaries" and bravely championed Einstein’s theories
while Britain rejected anything German.
In 1919, Eddington undertook an expedition to Africa to photograph light bending round the sun during an eclipse.
These photographs not only proved the theory to be correct, but turned Einstein into a worldwide superstar.
Directed by Philip Martin (Prime Suspect – The Final Act) and written by Peter
Moffat (Hawking), Einstein And Eddington co-stars Jim Broadbent, Lucy Cohu, Jodhi
May and Rebecca Hall.
Einstein And Eddington is due to be aired on BBC Two in the Autumn.
09/07/2008, 16:48pm BST
Headway Essex Appeal Update
There are only 150 cards signed by David left now, so if you would like to get your hands on one, you're
going to need to be quick!
Don't forget that now overseas fans can get one too.
Full details on how to go about donating and receiving your signed card
from David are here.
Many thanks to all of you have already purchased a card, you have helped Headway Essex raise £17,000
TV Quick & TV Choice Awards Voting Closes On Friday
Just a reminder that if you haven't already voted for David in the TV Quick and TV Choice Awards
then you you need to get a move on because voting closes on Friday 11th July.
The final ratings for The Stolen Earth are now in and BARB has given it a rating of an amazing 8.78
Doctor Who Adventures #72
Missing the Doctor and Donna already? Do Christmas adventures with Cybermen seem far off? Then get a copy of this week’s
Doctor Who Adventures! It’s full of monster facts, things to make and you could even win a life-size Dalek!
The big story this issue is Donna Noble’s sad farewell in last week’s episode. Doctor Who Adventures looks
at the life of the temp from Chiswick, and see how she changed after meeting the Doctor.
We’ve also got a monstrous fact file about the creator of the Daleks, Davros.
And the issue comes with a cool FREE inflatable Toclafane AND set of Doctor Who monster Power Rollers!
• Four brilliant posters: Journey’s End, the Judoon, Cybermen and K-9! • Tales from the TARDIS:Trouble
for the Doctor on the planet Midnight. • Quiz:Test your knowledge on Journey’s End. • Make: A Supreme
Dalek mask. • How to: Draw a skeleton monster! • Doctor's Data:The Duplicate Doctor and Rose. •
Comic strip: The Doctor and Donna land in a strange new world in CitiZen’s Arrest. • Time Teasers:Tyler Talk
and Smith or Jones, along with Bloodtide and Doomfinger’s Woven Word Search. • Who knows!: What did the Ood
mean when they were talking about the Doctor’s song ending and can the Doctor marry a human? • Win: Fantastic
goodies up for grabs including Doctor Who DVDs! • Subscription offer: Subscribe and you’ll get a FREE Doctor
Who –Creatures and Demons book! • ALL THIS AND LOADS MORE!
Doctor Who Adventures issue 72, priced £2.10, is out Thursday 10July.
Get your copy before the Daleks do!
08/07/2008, 17:18pm BST
Doctor Who Double Bill
The Stolen Earth and Journey's End will both be repeated on BBC One on Sunday 13th July from 17:35pm.
If you have any drawings, poems, photos etc that you would like displayed on the site's fanzine, then please send them
in to us at Sarah@David-Tennant.com before this Friday.
More categories have been added to the David-Tennant.net Doctor Who Awards. Click here to take part.
07/07/2008, 18:01pm BST
David-Tennant.net Forum Doctor Who Awards
You can now cast your vote in the David-Tennant.net Forum Doctor Who Awards. Click here to take part.
06/07/2008, 16:00pm BST
David Nominated For National TV Award
Yes it's that time of year again, it's the first round of voting for the National Television Awards and David has been
nominated for the award for Outstanding Dramatic Performance.
This category replaces the usual Most Popular Actor / Actress award, bringing a mixed group of nominations.
Doctor Who is also nominated in the Most Popular Drama category.
All votes must be in by 1st August 2008 and multiple votes will be disqualified. Winners will be announced in a ceremony
in October 2008.
Screen caps from the new episode of Doctor Who Confidential, The End Of An Era, are now online here. You can view the episode via BBCi Player here.
9.4 Million Tune In For Doctor Who Finale
Last night's finale of Doctor Who was watched by a staggering 9.4 million fans in the UK, giving it a 45.9% share of
the total television audience. Doctor Who will return to BBC One on Christmas Day.
Lots of the press are picking up on how excited fans have reacted to the Doctor Who series finale and in particular
how fans of David have reacted. We've collected a few of the best articles and you can find them here.
Well what did you think?! Wow we weren't expecting that! What an amazing, funny, sad and dramatic series finale. You
can, as always, discuss it with fellow fans over on the david-tennant.net forum.
Screen caps are now online here and you can watch the episode courtesy of BBC iplayer here.
'The Doctor' and Rose share a kiss:
Christmas 2008 Trailer:
05/07/2008, 12:36pm BST
Journey's End 18:40pm Tonight BBC One!
The entire universe is in danger as the Daleks activate their masterplan, in the concluding episode of Russell T Davies's
Bafta Award-winning time-travelling drama. The Doctor is helpless, and even the Tardis faces destruction. The only hope lies
with the Doctor's secret army of companions – but as they join forces to battle Davros himself, the prophecy declares
that one of them will die.
dramatic series finale Journey's End airs at 18:40pm on BBC One tonight.
Don't forget to switch over to BBC Three at 19:45pm to
watch the new Doctor Who Confidential episode.
Fans, the press, everyone in the UK is currently gripped by Doctor Who fever as we await the finale of
series 4 on BBC One tonight.
Will David be staying? is the question that our inbox has been practically groaning under the weight
of as thousands of you emailed us over the past week! We'll just have to wait and see! And it's not just the fans who want
to know, practically every show on TV has run a story on whether or not David will be hanging up his trenchcoat this weekend..even
the BBC Six O'Clock news!
GM:TV, This Morning, Richard & Judy and BBC Breakfast are amongst others who also covered the
story with their own take on what could happen.
The papers have also all been full of speculation many taking the opportunity to praise David for his fantastic
portrayal of the Doctor. We've selected the best of them for you to read below:
As part of the Pride London 08 @ Central London celebrations, the Doctor Who team have arranged for a special screening
of Journey's End at 7pm in Trafalgar Square. The spectacular episode will be introduced by none other than Martha Jones herself,
Freema Agyeman. Just so long as Project Indigo gets her there safely. Events in Trafalgar Square are due commence at 2pm,
and follow the enormous Pride London Parade. Attendees to the free event are promised an afternoon of entertainment, speakers,
community and music on the Main Stage in Trafalgar Square and across Soho. We must stress, however, that times and line-ups
for the screening are subject to change. Pride London aims to promote equality and diversity through theatre, music, debate,
art and entertainment - uniting people in a celebrative atmosphere where all are welcome. For more details visit the London
Pride website here.
The Doctor & The Master In Top Heroes And Villains Poll
The Doctor has been voted one of the nation's top heroes in a poll carried out by TV channel Hallmark.
The Top 3 TV heroes in the UK were Gene Hunt from Life On Mars and Ashes To Ashes played by Phillip Glenister,
Jack Bauer from 24 played by Kiefer Sutherland and The Doctor from Doctor Who played by David Tennant. The
Master as portrayed by John Simm was voted the Top Villain.
What's On Stage Magazine
There is an article about David and Catherine Tate returning to the theatre in this month's issue of What's On Stage
Department Six extends its portfolio this month when a new collection of
exclusive Doctor Who art work is released for sale.
David receives an original concept art work...
With universal appeal, these exclusive, premium quality limited edition prints
are a must have and make an ideal gift for any Doctor Who fan or collector of art.
Inspired by the scripts, these iconic illustrations are integral to the process
behind the scenes of Doctor Who. They are the first design visuals of the final images we see on our television screens.
Created for Russell T Davies’ new series of Doctor Who, these highly
collectable giclee limited edition prints include a full colour redesign of the iconic Daleks, detailed early sketches of
the Emperor Dalek, the redesigned Doctor’s handy Sonic Screwdriver from the 2005 series, the TARDIS paradox machine
and a full colour concept of the exterior Titanic as seen in the 2007 Christmas Special 'Voyage of the Damned'featuring
Each print is guaranteed to endure time travel and, like the series, consideration
has gone into every detail of the printing and packaging. Of archival quality and preserved in a delicate fine tissue of Gallifreyan
text, these special prints are beautifully presented in a bespoke box and mounted ready for framing.
Each limited edition print is numbered and signed by the concept artist and
production designer working on the new series of Doctor Who and includes a certificate of authenticity.
Free Jimmy has taken a while to get a UK release, but the animated yarn, featuring David's vocal talents as Hamish, should
finally hit UK cinemas in September. You can visit the film's official site here. (Includes adult content.)
02/07/2008, 09:21am BST
TV Quick & TV Choice Awards Voting Back Open
The TV Quick and TV Choice awards voting has reopened with it's shortlists.
As we told you last week David has been nominated for Best Actor. You can vote for David, as well as for Doctor Who in
the Best Drama, and Catherine Tate in the Best Actress category here.
The awards are being held at the Dorchester in London on Monday 8th September 2008.
01/07/2008, 17:48pm BST
The Stolen Earth Breaks Audience Appreciation Record
The last episode of Doctor Who, The Stolen Earth has received a record breaking Audience Appreciation figure
of 91, the highest score the programme has ever received on its first showing, this is one of the highest figures ever for
a mainstream television programme.