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October 2008

31/10/2008, 20:00pm GMT
 
David To Talk To BBC Breakfast

David will take to the BBC Breakfast sofa this Monday, 3rd November 2008. The interview will take place shortly after 8.30am. Tune in to hear him discuss his decision to move on from Doctor Who which he announced on Wednesday night.

David will be appearing as The Doctor in a further five specials, the first of which airs this Christmas.

31/10/2008, 14:00pm GMT

David To Star In Poliakoff's 1939
 
The following is a press release from the BBC detailing David's latest project:

Principal photography begins on Monday (3 November) on BAFTA- nominated Stephen Poliakoff's (Capturing Mary, Joe's Palace, Gideon's Daughter, The Lost Prince) Second World War thriller 1939.

The feature film will shoot on location in Norfolk and London for six-and-a-half weeks and is a talkbackTHAMES production in association with Magic Light Pictures, funded by BBC Films, the UK Film Council and Screen East.

Award-winning British actress Romola Garai (Atonement) takes the lead as Anne, alongside BAFTA-winning actor Bill Nighy (Notes On A Scandal, Love Actually), who plays her father Alexander.

They are joined by Oscar-winning actress Julie Christie (Away From Her, Finding Neverland) who plays the formidable Aunt Elizabeth, Eddie Redmayne (The Other Boleyn Girl) as Anne's brother Ralph and Juno Temple (Wild Child) as their younger sister Celia.

David Tennant (Doctor Who) plays family friend Hector, Charlie Cox (Stardust) stars as Anne's lover Lawrence, Jeremy Northam (Gosford Park) as the shady government operative Balcombe and the legendary Christopher Lee (Lord Of The Rings, Golden Compass) as Walter.

1939 is set between present day London and the idyllic Norfolk countryside in the lead up to the Second World War.

At a time of uncertainty and high tension, the story is centred around the formidable Keyes family, who are keen to uphold and preserve their very traditional, English way of life.

The eldest sibling Anne (Romola Garai) is a budding young actress who is head-over-heels in love with Foreign Office official Lawrence (Charlie Cox).

Anne's seemingly perfect life begins to dramatically unravel when she stumbles across secret recordings of the anti-appeasement movement.

Whilst trying to uncover the origin of these recordings, a tangled web of dark secrets begins to unfurl, culminating in the mysterious death of a dear friend.

As war breaks out Anne discovers the truth and escapes to London to try to confirm her suspicions, but she is caught and imprisoned and only then does she finally begin to discover the true extent to which she has been betrayed.

1939 is writer/director Stephen Poliakoff's return to the cinema after an absence of a decade since his previous feature films which included the critically acclaimed and multi-award winning Close My Eyes starring Clive Owen, Saskia Reeves and Alan Rickman.

Since then Stephen has directed a plethora of BBC television dramas, most recently the BAFTA-winning Capturing Mary, BAFTA-nominated Joe's Palace, the Emmy Award-winning The Lost Prince and Gideon's Daughter which won Golden Globes for actors Bill Nighy and Emily Blunt.

Stephen Poliakoff comments: "I'm very excited to be making this film about a period that has always fascinated me, the extraordinary machinations that went on in British society on the eve of war.

"It is truly thrilling to be making it with such a tremendous cast which combines some of the most exciting young talent in the country including Romola Garai, Eddie Redmayne, Juno Temple, Charlie Cox and David Tennant with such great names of the British film industry as Bill Nighy, Julie Christie, and Christopher Lee."

The film is produced by Emmy winner Barney Reisz (Elizabeth I) and Martin Pope (Lawless Heart, The Heart Of Me); and the Executive Producer is Lorraine Heggessey, CEO, talkbackTHAMES.

The behind-the-scenes team includes BAFTA-nominated Production Designer Mark Leese (Capturing Mary), Director of Photography Danny Cohen (The Boat That Rocked, Joe's Palace), Oscar-winning Hair and Make-up designer Jenny Shircore (Elizabeth: The Golden Age), BAFTA-nominated Costume Designer Annie Symons (Doctor Zhivago) and Line Producer Julie Clark (Whitechapel).

 

31/10/2008, 07:27am GMT
 
Einstein And Eddington .. Coming Soon
 
 
The BBC Press Office have announced that Einstein And Eddington will air between 22nd November - 28th November.
They also have the following interview with David about the show and his charcter, Sir Arthur Eddington:

Tell us about Eddington.

"He is already recognised within his field and has become the Director of the Royal Observatory when the story starts. This is a man who has been recognised at quite an early age as someone who is quite sharp and who is at the forefront of astrophysics. He is described in the script by someone as being 'the best measuring man' in England, and that is very much his thing. He was obsessed with the minutiae of quantification and, as a kid, he tried to count all the words in The Bible. He liked to specify the fact of our existence in numbers."

Tell us about his Quaker beliefs.

"It's certainly what motivated him. His Quakerism and belief in God was fundamental to him and everything he did, particularly with his insistence not to go to war. I don't think for him that was a great moral battle, he just knows what is morally correct in his version of the universe and that's simply how it is to him.

"His religion started to count against him in later life because that became unfashionable. His life was dedicated to marrying science to God – to prove that, far from being mutually exclusive, we are mutually inclusive – and, as time went on, moving into the Thirties and Forties, it became a less-fashionable viewpoint to take. Science became more secular, I suppose. But, for Eddington, there was never a conflict between the two."

As a religious man, how did Eddington cope with challenging Newtonian physics?

"Well that's his big defining moment. Having accepted Newtonian physics as the way of explaining the universe, he gets a sniff of something pure, he gets a sniff of something more complicated, bigger – more anarchic actually – but ultimately truer.

"It's not a generally easy decision to make, to fly in the face of received opinion, to fly in the face of all his contemporaries and, at the same time, fly in the face of political sensitivities [because Einstein was German], because they are fighting a war he doesn't want to be involved in. There are all these things he has to combat."

As you touched upon earlier, as a Quaker, he was a pacifist and refused to go to war. Was that a difficult and unpopular decision?

"We used some of his actual words in the script and I think that is very instructive. He got let off [active service] the first time round because Cambridge said that they needed him for research, but then as the war went on and the numbers of available men were dwindling, there was a second round of conscription, and he was called again.

"He did have to go in front of a committee and justify himself, and he said, 'I simply can't believe that God wants me go out and slaughter his people'. It's a very persuasive argument, this idea that we have to go to war for some kind of belief, that we are following what God wants for us. But they believed that in Germany, too, so who's right? It's a persuasive and brilliant argument."

How much research did you do for the role? Did you manage to find out much about Eddington?

"In some ways he is a great, forgotten man, which is why this is an intriguing story to tell. There is one biography which I found and that was very helpful, although there are elements of his private life which are skirted around.

"The story we tell is of a man who couldn't quite face the fact that he was gay."

The script tells of his possible unrequited love for a man who has gone to war. What's your take on that?

"It adds to that tension and that becomes the truth he doesn't pursue. The moment he doesn't tell William how he feels, he doesn't pursue that particular truth. I think that haunts him, in a way, and pushes him to pursue the more difficult choice elsewhere."

Tell us about his relationship with Winnie, who, in the film, is a very glamorous sister.

"She is a very glamorous sister, although we found a photo of her and she wasn't quite as glamorous as Rebecca Hall! One has to make certain assumptions about that relationship, as it's unusual. Perhaps it was less unusual then, that a brother and a sister could live together as husband and wife.

"It was interesting playing the scenes with Rebecca because we'd often stop ourselves and say, 'Are we playing this as husband and wife or brother and sister?' and wonder how much difference there would be in all the years of living together and depending on each other."

Einstein and Eddington were very different men. Why do you think they came together to solve this great scientific mystery?

"What I loved about the story is the sense of beautiful symmetry between these two characters who are almost total opposites, and yet ... they are relatively bohemian within their worlds.

"Eddington is far from bohemian, but there is an unconventionality to him. It's not anarchy because his life is very straight and very buttoned-down, very controlled, but because he has a certain way of thinking, he becomes an anarchist in a sense, whereas Einstein is anarchic and crazy, but, because of his brilliance, he becomes, ultimately, conventional. It is fascinating to set them off against each other."

How did you learn about the General Theory of Relativity?

"I have read a bit. I've found lots in the script quite helpful in terms of coming to an understanding about it. It's about reprogramming your brain because, whenever you start talking about space, you are talking about distances that are so beyond our comprehension that I can't even begin to breathe!

"You look at the pages of Einstein's 1905 paper and your mind boggles as to how people's brains can think in equations that way. Maths was never my favourite subject but I have the beginnings of the grasp of some of the concepts.

"It gets so philosophical sometimes. You start to think back to the Big Bang and the moment of singularity. That is such a concept that is beyond our ken. That moment of singularity... When was it? How can it exist?"

What would you say Einstein And Eddington is ultimately about?

"It's about a moment in time, it's also about human endeavour, it's about those moments when people step up to the plate. I think it also becomes about your own moments in life when you are faced with those decisions. Eddington managed to do that with Einstein."

The cover art for the DVD of the drama has also been revealed:

Einstein And Eddington [2008]

The DVD will be released on 8th December andcan be pre ordered from our online for 11.98 here.

 

David's Doctor Who Interview In Full

Thanks to the BBC you can now watch the full interview with David talking about his decision to leave Doctor Who below:

 
Double Income No Kids Yet On iPlayer
 
You can use BBC iPlayer to listen to episode 6 of Double Income No Kids Yet here.
It will be available until Thursday 6th November 2008 at 17:32pm.
 
 
 

29/10/2008, 21:40pm GMT
Updated: 30/10/2008, 09:28am
 
David Announces He's Leaving Doctor Who
 
 
David has announced that he is leaving Doctor Who during his acceptance speech at tonight's National Television Awards.
Speaking live from the Courtyard Theatre in Stratford Upon Avon David explained that he will be returning to Cardiff in January 2009 to film the 2009 Doctor Who specials, but when the show returns for a new series in 2010 it will be without him as the Doctor.
 
 
David said: "I’ve had the most brilliant, bewildering and life-changing time working on Doctor Who. I have loved every day of it.
It would be easy to cling on to the Tardis console but I fear that if I don’t take a deep breath and make the decision to move on now, I never will.
You would be prising the Tardis key out of my cold dead hand. This show has been so special to me, I don’t want to outstay my welcome."
He added: "This is all a long way off, of course. I’m not quitting, I’m back in January to film four special episodes which will take Doctor Who all the way through 2009. I’m still the Doctor all next year but when the time finally comes I’ll be honoured to hand on the best job in the world to the next lucky git, whoever that may be. I feel very privileged to have been part of this incredible phenomenon. I’m looking forward to new challenges but I’ll always be proud to be the 10th Doctor."
 
Russell T Davies Executive Producer of Doctor Who comments: "I've been lucky and honoured to work with David over the past few years - and it's not over yet, the Tenth Doctor still has five spectacular hours left! After which, I might drop an anvil on his head. Or maybe a piano. A radioactive piano. But we're planning the most enormous and spectacular ending, so keep watching!"
 
 
The news of David's decision breaks on BBC News 24:
 
 
Transcript of the above interview:

Why have you decided to say goodbye to Doctor Who?

When I first started back in 2005, I always thought that if it worked out, three years would be about the right time.

Three years, three series. Which I did and I loved and I had a great time. And with Russell T Davies and Julie Gardner [executive producers] leaving, that became a very natural stepping off point for me.

What became very difficult was when it was announced that Steven Moffatt was taking over because I'm such a fan of his, he's such a great writer, he's written such amazing stories for me in Doctor Who already.

The prospect of hanging around for a while and enjoying working with him was sorely tempting and very nearly changed my mind.

But I think it's better to go when there's a chance that people might miss you, rather than to hang around and outstay your welcome.

What's your message to the fans?

When I was a kid, I loved Doctor Who, I grew up with it. For me, it was the most exciting time when the Doctor changed.

You know he's on his way out, you know something terrible's going to happen, it's very exciting - and then you've got this whole new character to look forward and wonder about.

It's very exciting and it's part of what makes Doctor Who so great. I'm excited as a viewer to see what happens next.

Russell T Davies must have given you some hints about what your exit will be like?

No! He hasn't. I do not know what he's thinking about. But Russell being Russell, I'm sure it'll be a send off to be proud of.

What are your memories of the last three-and-a-bit years?

It's been the most extraordinary time, it's been bewildering, life changing, very exciting. And just so much fun, such a great show to work on.

And again I think that's one of the reasons I think it's right to take a deep breath and bow out when it's still fun, when it's a novelty.

I don't ever want it to feel like a job, so I want to move on when it still feels exciting and fresh and that means I'll miss it.

What do you think you'll miss the most?

I think I'll miss all the people who work on the show. I'll miss Russell's fantastic scripts and of all the other writers who work on it.

And I'll miss playing this character. I don't think there's a better character on television. He gets to be everything - he gets to be funny and intense, he's a hero but he's also a bit of a clown, he's an anarchist but he's strong and dependable and crazy. Like mercury one minute and like steel the next.

And to get the chance to play all those things for 45 minutes on a Saturday night - I'll miss that I'm sure.

As an actor, do you think you'll always be known as Doctor Who?

I think it's one of those parts that does that does follow you around, yeah. I know a couple of the old Doctors and it's clearly still a part of their life. I think the public has such an enthusiasm for it and such an intrigue for the show, that once you've been part of it it does tend to stick to you like glue.

But that's fine - it's something I'm very proud to be forever associated with.

Do you think you'll ever do anything as special as Doctor Who again?

It's difficult to know.… I think the cross-generational, cross-cultural appeal of Doctor Who is pretty unique. I can't think of anything else that has fans who are seven and 70 in almost equal measure.

It's difficult to think of what else one might do that could rival that. I hope I'll do things that will be as exciting and as thrilling artistically and professionally, obviously, but I think Doctor Who is pretty unique.

How has Doctor Who changed your life - it must have had great positives and great negatives?

Obviously the great positive is I get to be involved in this show I'm desperately proud of, and I get to work on these great scripts and I get to play this incredible character.

I suppose it has a level of public scrutiny and attention which is very flattering and kind of thrilling to be in the middle of, but also bewildering, and sometimes it does make make you famous in a way that was never a particular intention of mine.

It's churlish to complain about, but it does bring certain tensions to your life which you might not always choose to have. But I knew what I was getting into, that's part of the job, and I wouldn't have had it any other way.

The huge question is - who would you like to replace you?

Well I've always been a big supporter of Wee Jimmy Krankie. So the campaign starts here to get Wee Jimmy Krankie in the Tardis and big Ian Krankie as the companion. I think that works.

Whoever your successor turns out to be, what would your advice be to them?

I wouldn't be as pompous as to offer them advice - I'm sure they'll sort it out for themselves. Just have fun. It's the best part around. Enjoy it.

What will it be like for the fans - you're their Doctor and it will be a huge change for them when you go?

I guess if you were eight when I took over, you'll be 12 when I leave, which is quite a big time of life isn't it? But I think that's one of the exciting parts of being a fan of the show - you know that the doctor can change, the character and the centre of the drama can be a completely different person, and act very different.

It's not like James Bond, where you know he's a certain type of man, like Tarzan is a certain type of character, or Sherlock Holmes.

The Doctor can change quite radically, but there's still an essential Doctor-ness and I'm sure whoever takes over will find their own way of communicating that.

And when I was a kid, Tom Baker turned into Peter Davison, and it was thrilling and extraordinary and a little bit disorientating at first, but in a really exciting way, so I'm excited for everyone else getting to watch that happen. I think it'll be great.

You're not leaving immediately - you've got another year for the specials. Can you tell us about that?

We've already shot the Christmas special for this year called The Next Doctor, which in the circumstances is perhaps a more intriguing title than it was before. We see the 10th Doctor meeting another Doctor.

And then in January we'll film four more specials, which will be screened throughout next year, and they'll be the four last stories that I do.

I don't quite know when they'll go out, but they'll go out sometime throughout 2009.

 
We know from our already overflowing email inbox how upset a lot of you are over this, but we hope that you will continue to support David in his new projects after Doctor Who. You can chat about this and leave messages on our forum here.
 
 
Congratulations David
 
Congratulations to David and the Doctor Who cast and crew for yet another triumphant night at the National Television Awards. The show manged to win Most Popular Drama yet again and David walked away with the award for Outstanding Drama Performance! Accepting his award he said: "Thank you to everybody who works on Doctor Who. It is the best bunch of people in the world."
Well done all and so throughly well deserved!
 
 
29/10/2008, 15:16pm GMT
 
NTAs Tonight!
 
Don't forget to tune in to ITV1 at 20:00pm tonight to watch the National Television Awards ceremony live and see if David and Doctor Who win their categories!
 
 
Got Facebook? Then Help AICR Spread The Word...
 
We have been asked by AICR to let you all know about their Facebook page, which can be found here.
By adding them as a cause to your profile you can let all your friends know about the work that they do and spread the word about the charity.
Thanks!
 
 
28/10/2008, 16:00pm GMT
 
Your Last Chance To Vote For David At The NTAs!
 
As you know David has been nominated for the Outstanding Drama Performance award at this year's National Television Awards.
The ceremony takes place tomorrow night so you don't have long to vote for him if you haven't already!
You can vote online here or by phoning 0901 888 2008 (25p from a BT land line..ask bill payers permission).
All votes must be in by Midday tomorrow (29th October) and you can read the full terms and conditions of the voting procedures here.
 
 
 
25/10/2008, 15:37pm BST
 
The D-T.com 2008 Fundraiser
 
This year members of our forums and fanclub have expressed an interest in raising money for the Association For International Cancer Research, a charity dedicated to the research of cancer, for which David Tennant is a patron. You can find out more about the work that your money will be helping to continue on their website at http://www.aicr.org.uk

You can donate online now via our JustGiving page here. Donating through Justgiving is quick, easy and totally secure and if you’re a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation. Many thanks.
 
 
Stand Up For Shakespeare
 
 
You can help the RSC to ensure that children and young people get the best possible introduction to Shakespeare. Join the growing list of supporters and Stand up for Shakespeare here.
View campaign video here.
 
 
Double Income No Kids Yet On iPlayer
 
You can use BBC iPlayer to listen to episode 5 of Double Income No Kids Yet here.
It will be available until Thursday 30th October 2008 at 16:32pm.
 
 
Duck Patrol Video Updates
 
We have another episode of Duck Patrol online, thanks to Liz.
You can view them here.
 
 
24/10/2008, 16:32pm BST
 
RSC Fundraising Gala
 
Royal Shakespeare Company Associate Director Deborah Shaw is putting together a stellar cast of RSC alumni and current company members for a special fundraising gala to be held at The Lawrence Hall in Greycoat Street, Victoria, London on Tuesday 28 October.

This is only the second Gala in the RSC's history, and the aim of the evening is to raise money for the Company's Artists' Development Programme, which provides support to artists at all levels. The RSC offers cross-company training in voice, verse, movement and fight skills led by in-house practitioners and outside experts brought in for specific seminars and workshops. The programme is solely reliant upon donations, grants and funds raised from events such as this Gala.

Patrick Stewart, who is playing Claudius in the RSC's current production of Hamlet, is the Gala Patron and will be hosting the evening's proceedings. From the sell-out Histories season: Chuk Iwuji, will be performing a speech from Henry VI Part III, Geoffrey Streatfeild reprises his role as Henry V in a scene with Alexia Healy and Hannah Barrie, and Jonathan Slinger brings back to life his critically acclaimed Richard II. Other members of Histories ensemble will be re-creating their exhilarating fight scenes within the dramatic backdrop of the Art Deco Lawrence Hall. Award-winning playwright Roy Williams makes a contribution with extracts from his RSC produced play, Days of Significance, and five young actors are creating linking motifs throughout the evening, showcasing the role of movement in artist development.

Other artists involved include Welsh singer and actor Sianed Jones and Joseph Millson, who played Benedick in the RSC's 2006 production of Much Ado About Nothing. David Tennant will be performing a soliloquy from Love's Labour's Lost as well as assisting Sotheby's auctioneer, Grant Ford with a live auction. Prizes for the auction include a full script of an episode of Doctor Who, signed by the cast, six tickets to the Company's sell-out production of Hamlet in Stratford-upon-Avon followed by the opportunity to dine on stage with two Hamlet cast members, a private master class for two with RSC alumnus Simon Russell-Beale, lunch at Sotheby's and a private recital by RSC artists at the lucky buyer's own home.

Other RSC alumni who will be attending the Gala include Maureen Beattie, Penny Downie, Ray Fearon, Oliver Ford Davies, Derek Jacobi, Tim Pigott-Smith, Miles Richardson, David Suchet, and Clive Wood.

There are some tickets still available at 800 each.
Please contact gala@rsc.org.uk.
 
 
Exclusive Doctor Who Preview On Children In Need
 
October 24 2008 11:31:19.
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This year's Children in Need Telethon is to feature an exclusive preview of the forthcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special.
The clip, from the Christmas Special entitled The Next Doctor, will show the first two minutes of a brand new episode for the Time Lord, played by David Tennant.
This never seen before footage, is a worldwide exclusive, and will keep fans all over the globe wondering what's in store for the Doctor's next adventure.
Starring David Tennant and David Morrissey, the clip from The Next Doctor will be broadcast as part of the BBC Children in Need show on 14 November, BBC One from 7pm.
 
 
Headway Essex Update
 
Just a reminder that David has signed more cards for Headway Essex and there are still some available. You can find all the details on how to get your cards here.
They would make a great Christmas present so order yours now before they sell out!
 
 
The Christmas Book Project
 
We're now collecting your messages for David for the Christmas Book. All the details on how to get involved can be found here.
 
 
22/10/2008, 16:51pm BST
 
Sexiest Scot Poll
 
Galaxy FM are currently running a poll to find out who the sexiest Scottish male is and David has been nominated.
The radio station asked it's guests to nominate Scots that they thought were sexy and Kelly Rowland nominated David.
All you have to do now is vote for him!
Plus if you pass the info onto a friend you could end up winning 500!
Click here to vote now.
 
 
19/10/2008, 11:00am BST
 
Duck Patrol Video Updates
 
We have another two episodes online, thanks to Liz.
You can view them here.
 
 
18/10/2008, 14:25pm BST

Vote For David In The SFX Awards

David has been nominated for Best TV Actor for his role in Doctor Who in the SFX Awards. You can also vote for Doctor Who as Best TV Show, pick your favourite episode for Best TV Episode and perhaps even vote for David as Sexiest Male.

You can vote online here and you must have your votes in before 28th October 2008.

Ten Doctor Who Covers For SFX Issue 176

October 18 2008 09:23:36.

On 23 November 1963, the world met the Doctor for the first time, when An Unearthly Child hit British television screens. Now 45 years and nine more incarnations of the Time Lord later, SFX is set to celebrate the anniversary of Doctor Who's launch in truly cosmic style.

Issue 176 of Earth’s leading science fiction magazine will offer readers a choice of no less than ten variant covers, one for each incarnation of the legendary Doctor.

Yes, every face of the Doctor will be materialising at the newsstand, from original 1960s star William Hartnell to the wildly popular David Tennant. Patrick Troughton! Jon Pertwee! Tom Baker! Peter Davison! Colin Baker! Sylvester McCoy! Paul McGann! Christopher Eccleston! Choose your favourite – or hunt down every collector’s item cover!

SFX 176 will also deliver a spectacular celebratory feature, with all the access and insight you demand. Russell T Davies gives us the first, exclusive word on this year’s hotly anticipated Christmas special (teasingly titled "The Next Doctor"). It sees a rematch between our time-travelling hero and emotionless enemies the Cybermen. "We needed a familiar enemy," shares Davies, who then tells us: "All our Christmas specials have been very different. It’s time to do a smaller, more intimate story – though having said that, the ending is ferociously huge..."

Check out the full interview in SFX 176 for more insights into future instalments of the series. In the issue Davies also shares his favourite memories of the series, plus we also hear from new Doctor Who guv'nor Steven Moffat. Elsewhere, Greatest Living Englishman Stephen Fry, premier horror writer Clive Barker, The League of Gentlemen’s Mark Gatiss and popular Doctor Who scriptwriter Paul Cornell all write exclusively for SFX in a nostalgic look back at the show’s golden years.

"The week before we moved house, the BBC started a new drama, starring William Hartnell," explains Stephen Fry. "An old man had a police phone box of the kind we saw in the street all the time. It turned out to be a magical and unimaginably wonderful time machine. I had never been so excited in all my life."

Plus there’s a rundown of Doctor Who’s 45 greatest, most iconic monsters, as decided by the SFX experts. Who will win – the Ice Warriors? The Ood? Or will the Daleks exterminate all opposition to claim their place as the supreme beings in the universe? There may be a surprise in store...

Celebrate 45 years in the time-space vortex with SFX 176, on sale from Wednesday 22 October in ten different Who flavours. The subscribers version will be an exclusive coverline-free David Tennant issue.

On sale Wednesday 22nd October 2008.
 
 
Double Income No Kids Yet On iPlayer
 
You can use BBC iPlayer to listen to episode 4 of Double Income No Kids Yet here.
It will be available until Thursday 23rd October 2008 at 17:32pm.
 
 
16/10/2008, 15:52pm BST
 
Free Jimmy Released Tomorrow
 
The adult animated film Free Jimmy, which David worked on in 2006, will finally be released across selected cinemas tomorrow. 
 
 
Einstein And Eddington BAFTA Screening Update
 
Unfortunately due to work commitments neither David nor Andy Serkis will be taking part in the Q&A session that will follow the BAFTA screening of Einstein And Eddington. The talk will now be done by the director and the producer.
 
 
13/10/2008, 16:00pm BST
 
Einstein And Eddington BAFTA Screening
 
October 13 2008 11:39:46.
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Einstein And Eddington will be screened on 28th October at 18:00pm at The Princess Anne Theatre, Piccadilly London.
David and Andy Serkis will be taking part in Q&A session afterwards.
You can get tickets for just 5 here.
 
 
13/10/2008, 09:22am BST
 
Vote For David At The NTAs
 
David has made the shortlist of nominees in the Outstanding Drama Performance category at this year's National Television Awards for his role as the Doctor.
He is up against some tough competition including his Doctor Who co star, the fantastic Catherine Tate, who has been nominated for her portrayal of Donna Noble.
Also nominated is Phillip Glenister of Ashes To Ashes and Alex Walkinshaw from The Bill.
Doctor Who is also nominated for Most Popular Drama.
You can cast your vote online here until 29th October. The awards will be broadcast on ITV1 live on 29th October.
 
 
11/10/2008, 10:03am BST
 
Love's Labour's Lost Poster Now Available
 
Love's Labour's Lost Poster
 
The RSC shop now has the poster for Love's Labour's Lost in stock. You can buy in the theatre or online here.
 
 
David In Cosmopolitan Sexiest Men Poll
 
David has been voted one of the sexiest men in the world by readers of Cosmopolitan magazine.
The full results are below and an article about the poll can be seen in the November issue of Cosmopolitan, on sale from Monday.
 


1 Johnny Depp, 45

2 George Clooney, 47

3 Jake Gyllenhaal, 27

4 Daniel Craig, 40

5 Brad Pitt, 44

6 James McAvoy, 29

7 JustinTimberlake, 27

8 Will Smith, 40

9 David Beckham, 33

10 Wentworth Miller, 36

11 Christian Bale, 34

12 Jonathan Rhys Meyers, 31

13 Take That: Gary Barlow, 37, Mark Owen, 36, Howard Donald, 40 and Jason Orange, 38

14 Ashton Kutcher, 30

15 Dermot O’Leary, 35

16 David Tennant, 37

17 Patrick Dempsey, 42

18 Clive Owen, 44

19 Pierce Brosnan, 55

20 Mark Ronson, 33

21 Gordon Ramsay, 41

22 Russell Brand, 33

23 Pharrell Williams, 35

24 Ryan Reynolds, 31

25 Olivier Martinez, 42

 
 
10/10/2008, 15:20pm BST
 
Double Income No Kids Yet On iPlayer
 
You can use BBC iPlayer to listen to episode 3 of Double Income No Kids Yet here.
It will be available until Thursday 16th October 2008 at 17:32pm.
 
 
Front Row Review Of Love's Labour's Lost
 
Front Row, Radio 4's live magazine programme on the world of arts  included a review from the first night of Love's Labour's Lost in their show last night. You can listen to it via BBC iPlayer here.
 
 
AICR Video
 
 
As you know David is the patron of The Association For International Cancer Research and they have just uploaded the above video of David talking about the work that they do.
Please visit their website here to find out more information and to donate.
 
 
09/10/2008, 11:13am BST
Updated: 15:47pm
 
Love's Labour's Lost Opens To Critics' Praise
 
 
Love's Labour's Lost officially opened with its Press Night last night, and as with Hamlet, the critics were full of praise for David's role in the production.
 
Paul Taylor of The Independent says: "Tennant's triumphant performance was (and still is) a reminder that this Dr Who is a classically trained actor with two previous seasons in Stratford under his belt. It also exposed the snobbery of supposing that fans of Doctor Who aren't the sort who could ever become fans of Shakespeare."
Giving the show 4 stars out of 5 he goes on to credit David with bringing Shakespeare to the attention of a new generation of theatre goers.
Michael Billington of The Guardian also enjoyed David's performance and says:
"Its best feature is Tennant's sparky Berowne; and he constantly reminds us of the affinities between Hamlet and the king of Navarre's resident critic. Just as Hamlet sees through the masked pretences of Elsinore, so Berowne instantly spies the absurdity of the vow made by the youthful king and his companions to study for three years and forswear female society."
"Tennant, more than any other actor in this production, shows a capacity to handle Shakespeare's language with sensitivity."
Adding: "It is a performance that confirms Tennant's Shakespearean status."
The Times' Benedict Nightingale also awards 4 stars out of 5 and describes David's Berowne as: "quick-witted, wry, waggish and mischievous enough to exchange a wink with a woman in the audience when the text asks him to compare her sex with unreliable timepieces."
 
You can read the full versions of the press reviews here and there are some fan reviews on our forum here.
 
RSC and Ellie Kurttz  RSC and Ellie Kurttz  RSC and Ellie Kurttz  RSC and Ellie Kurttz
 
Love's Labour's Lost is in repertoire at The Courtyard Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon until Saturday 15th November.
Returns may be available at the RSC box office, check by phoning 0844 800 1110.
Thanks to the RSC and Ellie Kurttz for images.
 
 
Forum Offline
 
The forum is undergoing a server maintenance so may be offline during the course of the day. You can use the Facebook wall here or the MySpace page here until it is back up.
Thanks.
 
 
08/10/2008, 14:58pm BST
 
Love's Labour's Lost Press Night
 
Credit: RSC and Ellie Kurttz  Credit: RSC and Ellie Kurttz  Credit: RSC and Ellie Kurttz
 
Love's Labour's Lost officially opens with its Press Night tonight, having had previews since 2nd October.
The run is sold out but returns may be available at the RSC box office, check by phoning 0844 800 1110.
Thanks to the RSC and Ellie Kurttz for the above photos of David in Love's Labour's Lost.
 
 
Doctor Who Series 4 Box Set Details
 
The Doctor Who Series 4 DVD Box Set will be released on 17th November 2008, and as well as having all your favourite Doctor Who adventures on, it will be jam packed with extra features such as commentaries, deleted scenes and David's video diaries.
 
The commentaries are all new, and especially recorded for the box set, they are as follows:
Voyage Of The Damned: Murray Gold, Russell Tovey & Peter Bennett.
Partners In Crime: Julie Gardner, Russell T Davies & James Strong.
Fires Of Pompeii: David Tennant, Catherine Tate & Tracie Simpson.
Planet Of The Ood: Graeme Harper & Roger Griffiths.
The Sontaran Stratagem: Julie Gardner, Dan Starkey & Neil Gorton.
The Poison Sky: David Tennant, Russell T Davies & Susie Liggat.
The Doctor's Daughter: Catherine Tate, Georgia Moffett  & Ben Foster.
The Unicorn And The Wasp: Felicity Kendal & Fenella Woolgar.
Silence In The Library: David Tennant, Steven Moffat & Julie Gardner.
Forest Of The Dead: Euros Lyn, Lousie Page & Helen Raynor.
Midnight: David Tennant, Russell T Davies & Alice Troughton.
Turn Left: Catherine Tate, Bernard Cribbins & Jacqueline King.
The Stolen Earth: David Tennant, Russell T Davies and Julie Gardner.
Journey's End: Russell T Davies, David Tennant & Catherine Tate.
 
Deleted scenes for Voyage Of The Damned, Partners In Crime, Fires Of Pompeii, Planet Of The Ood, The Doctor's Daughter, The Unicorn & The Wasp, Forest Of The Dead, Turn Left, and Journey's End will also feature.
 
David's video diary will include his visit to Blackpool to switch on the illuminations and filming from the end of series finale. There will also be a half hour documentary featuring interviews with David about the return of the show.
 
Cutdown versions of the Doctor Who Confidentials will also be included as will the Children In Need scene Time Crash.
 
You can pre order the Doctor Who Series 4 DVD Box Set from our online shop here for just 52.49 (RRP 69.99)
 
 
Casanova Repeats In Australia
 
ABC1 will be repeating Casanova of the next two weeks starting from tonight at 23:30pm. Click here for more details.
 
 
07/10/2008, 12:02pm BST
 
Doctor Who Scripts Online
 
The official website to promote Russell T Davies' new book,The Writer's Tale has added dowloadable versions of six Doctor Who scripts from series 4 of the show. You can see them here.
 
 
Video Updates
 
 
You can view the next episode of Duck Patrol here and we also have The Deputy online here. Thanks to Liz.
 
 
David Tops Celebrity Eye Poll
 
David has been voted the male celebrity with the best 'come to bed' eyes. The survey was carried out by the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) for Eye Health Week.
Other celebs in the poll included Dermot O'Leary and Simon Cowell.
Cheryl Cole, Kelly Brook and Billie Piper made up the Top 3 females.
 
 
03/10/2008, 14:05pm BST
 
TV Times Awards
 
The annual TV Times Awards are upon us yet again and this time voting could bag you 250!
The voting system is slightly different to a lot of awards as you can nominate whoever you like for each category. The categories include Favourite Actor, Favourite TV Show etc.
Click here to vote for David now.
 
 
Double Income No Kids Yet On iPlayer
 
You can use BBC iPlayer to listen to episode 2 of Double Income No Kids Yet here.
It will be available until Friday 10th October 2008 at 7:02am.
 
 
02/10/2008, 17:00pm BST
 
Love's Labour's Lost Previews From Tonight
 
Love's Labour's Lost opens with previews at The Courtyard Theatre in Stratford Upon Avon from tonight.
The run is sold out, but you can check for returns with the RSC box office online at www.rsc.org.uk or by phoning 0844 800 1110. 
Love's Labour's Lost runs at The Courtyard Theatre, Stratford Upon Avon until 15th November.