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December 2006

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31/12/2006, 14:44pm GMT
The Year In Review

Happy New Year to all our visitors and what a year it's been! Following David's debut series of Doctor Who he has gone on to win numerous awards including Most Popular Actor at The National Television Awards!  Below we give you a quick recap of the best news stories that we have brought you over the last year:
The year started with the press reviews for The Christmas Invasion:
It wasn't just fans who loved The Christmas Invasion, the fabulous Christmas special, which saw David make his first real appearance as the Doctor went down a storm with the media too, in fact David even got the female journalist from the prestigious Times newspaper to go all 'girly' on him!
The Independent: 'The good news is that Tennant makes a winningly puckish Time Lord.'
The Northern Echo: 'Tennant has a hard act to follow as Christopher Eccleston made the role his own even though he only hung around for one series. The signs are that the new Doctor will be just as good'
The Sun: 'The Timelord's battle against the ugly Sycorax really was the jewel in the BBC's crown yesterday. From the moment the Tardis hurtled out of the sky and crash landed in a council estate, you knew you were in for something special. New doc, David Tennant has not just stepped into Christopher Eccleston's impressive shoes, he jumped into them at full pelt.'
The Times: 'Personally, I don't know anyone who harboured a single doubt over Tennant making a totally splendid and, more importantly, very hot Doctor. And this complacency has proved to be wholly correct.'
The fabulous ratings that the show received, 9.4 million to be exact, made it the second most watched show of the day. It also got a 42.7 per cent audience share, meaning nearly half of all those watching TV tuned in. This fact was also highly reported by the UK press.
With The Daily Mail shouting: 'Doctor Who has emerged victorious from the Christmas ratings battle.'
After rave reviews for his performance in the Doctor Who Christmas special it was all go for 2006..
January saw Blackpool narrowly miss out on an award at the Broadcast awards in London. It had been nominated fo Best Drama but that was won by a little known show called Doctor Who.
Colin Baker joined the line of ex Doctors who wanted to praise David's portrayal of the Doctor saying: 'And I am glad to be able to confirm what I already knew that David Tennant would be a worthy recipient of the Tardis baton. He's grabbed it with both hands and has already given us exciting glimpses of a Doctor that embodies the familiar Time Lord characteristics of passion for justice, loyalty and compassion, whilst promising a greater self awareness, vulnerability and humour than his immediate predecessor. Tennant has also been blessed with not only considerable acting ability but compelling looks and an innate charm that will prove invaluable in retaining the viewers' interest when the series returns.'
David continued filming Series Two of Doctor Who, won a role in The Chatterley Affair and also appeared in the BBC2 show The Romantics as Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
The BBC announced the results of their Drama Awards with David faring particularly well! He came second in the Best Actor catergory losing out only to the Doctor's previous incarnation, Christopher Eccleston, Casanova was named number six in the Best Drama category, he came second in The Most Desirable Star category and his regeneration scene from Doctor Who was voted the second best moment of the TV year!
And the awards continued when he was voted Sexiest Man In The Universe by The Pink Paper: "I'm surprised to be thought of like that. Casanova is the only role I've played where you had to look good. But that particular Casanova didn't have to be an Adonis. He was more of a cheeky chappie."
The Stage also praised David making him number six in their Top Ten Movers And Shakers In The World Of Entertainment, they said:
"The cheeky Scotsman has had a tremendous year, creeping slowly but relentlessly into popular consciousness with one quirky primetime show after another. First up was the rather odd singing detective in BBC1’s Potteresque comic thriller Blackpool, then came the charismatic Casanova on BBC3. More recently he switched over to ITV1 for a stint as a deranged stalker in Secret Smile before jumping into the Tardis for the Corporation's Christmas special. His transformation into the tenth Time Lord has made the nation sit up, take notice and ask, 'Christopher who?'"
Then The Daily Record voted him Top Scot when topped their poll of the Top 100 Hottest Scots: "The 34-year-old from Paisley is the hottest man on TV at the moment after bagging the coveted role of Doctor Who Despite appearing in pyjamas in the Christmas special of the sci-fi show, he is sure to set hearts racing with his quirky good looks and brilliant acting. He's sizzling because... more than 10 million viewers will tune in on Christmas Day to witness his debut in the Tardis. He also turned in a superb performance as a sinister stalker in ITV drama Secret Smile and did a credible singing turn in BBC1 musical drama Blackpool. Memorable moment of 2005 was when he cut a swathe through the women of Europe as Casanova in the BBC3 series of the same name - despite being the son of a Church of Scotland minister."
The BBC announced the launch of Doctor Who Adventures magazine and the TV show Totally Doctor Who, both of which were aimed at the younger Who fans.
February saw David win perhaps his most unusual award to date ... Male Celebrity with the Sexiest Ears!
The RNID, the charity for deaf and hard of hearing people, picked singer Charlotte Church, also a former winner of Rear of the Year, and Doctor Who actor David Tennant as having the best set of lugs.
He also came in at No.20 in The New Woman Sexiest Male Poll.
David also attended the Radio Times Covers party and was presented with a framed version of his Casanova cover.
The press was full of coverage of the filming of The Idiot's Lantern with photos of David and Billie in full 50's style costumes making the headlines of most newspapers and magazines!
The Guardian announced a 'Tussle Of The Time Lords' when both David and Christopher Eccleston were nominated for the Best Actor Award at the Broadcasting Press Guild Programme Awards the eventual winner was veteran actor Charles Dance for his part in the BBC drama Bleak House.
The Chatterley Affair, in which David starred as Richard Hoggart, aired on BBC Four.
David took part in a fashion shoot alongside Will Young for Glamour Magazine and the press began to anticipate the start of Series Two of Doctor Who by publishing many interviews and articles with David and Billie Piper. We also got to chat to David and brought the site an exclusive interview with him!
David was on a panel of judges for the BBC New Film Makers Awards.
The biggest story of March was the Doctor Who press launch which attracted huge media attention and gave the press a sneak peek at New Earth!
April began with a huge amount of press attention including David modelling for the Guardian fashion supplement. The excitement began to build when the first new Doctor Who trailer aired on BBC One on the 1st April.
BBC Three celebrated the return of the Doctor with an entire night dedicated to Who.
Whilst fans were still awaiting the first episode of the series David and Billie travelled to Glasgow for a special launch of the Scottish based second episode Tooth and Claw.
The Radio Times had a special gate fold cover featuring the Doctor, Rose and some of their friends and foes from the new series.
David appeared on Ready Steady Cook with his Dad and Secret Smile was bought by BBC America.
8.3 million viewers tuned into see the Doctor and Rose visit New Earth making it the highest watched TV show of the day when the new series of Doctor Who finally began!
David celebrated his 35th birthday a few days later and we collected all your messages for him as a gift.
David's role in Recovery was announced by the BBC.
Tooth and Claw attracted 8.9 million viewers and Whomania was in full swing with plans for massive amounts of merchandise including CDs, Books, DVDs, Dolls and action figures being announced!
School Reunion aired and showed the Doctor being reunited with his old assistant Sarah Jane the viewers continued to love the show with 7.9 million tuning in!
The month started with the BBC confirming that David was take part in the new series of Who Do You Think You Are?
David attended the BAFTAs with the Doctor Who team where he presented The Dennis Potter Award For Outstanding Writing to Russell T Davies.
He wowed the audience at The Royal Court with his portrayal of Jimmy Porter in a tribute to the John Osborne play, Look Back In Anger.
The show was a complete sell out and the press reviews were great!
The Girl in The Fireplace managed to draw in 7.4 million viewers, the Cybermen invaded in The Age Of Steel and Rise Of The Cybermen and we stepped back in time to 1953!
A signed script that David donated to raise money for Christian Aid sold for 3,000!
The nominations of the TV Quick and TV Choice awards were announced with David being nominated for Best Actor and Doctor Who up for Best Drama.
David attended the Glamour awards where his co star Billie Piper picked up an award as Woman Of The Year!
Julie Gardener revealed a few hints at what Series Three of Doctor Who may offer including that of meeting Shakespeare!
Meanwhile Series Two continued with The Impossible Planet, The Satan Pit and Love & Monsters all airing.
And it was a sad time for Who fans when Billie Piper announced that she was leaving the show and that Rose Tyler's adventures with the Doctor were over. Rumours began to circulate that Freema Agyeman, a young actress who was to appear in Doomsday, would be the new assistant but many other actresses were also tipped to step into the TARDIS.
Army Of Ghosts and Doomsday aired and we bid a fond but sad farewell to Rose Tyler and her family in what turned out to be the ultimate battle between the Daleks and the Cybermen! Plus Catherine Tate made a surprise appearance in the TARDIS at the end of Doomsday and it was announced she would be the Doctor's temporary travelling companion Donna!
A more permanent pal for the Doctor was announced in the form of Martha Jones, a medical student, played by Freema Agyeman!
On being announced as the new companion she said: "I've been keeping this secret from my friends for months - it's been driving me mad!  "Auditioning with David in secret down in Cardiff was unbelievable, but I never in my wildest dreams thought I'd actually become the new companion.
"Billie rightfully built up an amazing fan base and she will be missed, but I hope the fans are willing to go on new adventures with me.  "It still hasn't quite sunk in, I'm sure it will slam home first day on set when I'm stood gazing at David Tennant!"
Series Two of Doctor Who began to air in New Zealand and Australia and the National Television Awards opened voting.
And we even held our own Doctor Who Awards The Sparklies for members of our forums to take part in!
David helped a school fair raise 7,000 and took part in The Ultimate West Wing Challenge.
Filming for the Doctor Who Christmas Special, The Runaway Bride, began in a heat wave!
Secret Smile was sold to France and promotion for Recovery began with David chatting to the BBC News about his role.
Series Three began filming with Freema taking on the role of Martha Jones with Russell T Davies revealing what was in store for fans: "We were delighted and honoured by the second series' success, and we can promise new thrills, new laughs and some terrifying new aliens. The Doctor and Martha are destined to meet William Shakespeare, blood sucking alien Plasmavores, The Judoon - a clan of galactic stormtroopers and a sinister intelligence at work in 1930's New York."
David was out and about at the V Festival and Series Two debuted in Hong Kong and America!
September began with David being voted Coolest Person In The UK in a poll of kids aged 11 to 12.
There was more award triumph for Doctor Who at the TV Quick and TV Choice awards were David won Best Actor, Billie won Best Actress and the show won Best Drama.
Meanwhile BBC One aired David's episode of Who Do You Think You Are?, he was nominated for Most Stylish Man award at The Scottish Style Awards for the second year running and Doctor Who earned itself a mention in the new Guinness Book Of Records. It broke the record for the Longest Running Science Fiction TV Series.
Recovery was delayed until 2007 but a new project was said to be in the offing when we revealed that David was in talks to appear in Cheerful Weather For The Wedding.
Tickets for the Doctor Who A Celebration concert, to raise money for Children In Need, sold out in record time!
David and Billie Piper were among stars who attended the press launch of Torchwood in Cardiff and David walked out with The Most Stylish Male award at the Scottish Style Awards.
The month ended on a high note with David scooping the Best Actor Award at the National Television Awards and Billie Piper and Doctor Who also winning their categories.
Doctor Who was been named as an official English icon.
Thousands of fans nominated the show as a classic symbol of Englishness.
David became a patron of the charity Headway Essex after visiting heir brain injury centre to research his role in Recovery.
The Doctor Who team faced an even scarier foe than the Cybermen when they met Anne Robinson to film a special version of The Weakest Link, which will be shown some time in the New Year.
The sold out Doctor Who - A Celebration went ahead in Cardiff and was presented by David. An eBay auction to raise money for Children In Need saw the Doctor's trainers sell for an amazing 1020,00!
The final scenes between the Doctor and Rose in Doomsday were voted the TV Moment Of The Year by readers of the Radio Times and David was named Hero Of The Year!
Casanova was nominated for the Best TV Mini Series at the International Press Academy 11th Annual Satellite Awards in America.
The Runaway Bride countdown began, robot santas, Catherine Tate in a wedding dress and a giant spider!!
The Royal Court’s 50th anniversary season including its tribute night to John Osborne’s 'Look Back in Anger' was nominated for a What's On Stage Theatregoers' Choice Award in the category Now Magazine Theatre Event Of The Year.
David was presented with two awards from the TV Times. He scooped the award for Favourite Actor and Doctor Who picked up the award for Favourite TV Show.
The Doctor Who Magazine Annual Poll revealed that fans of the show rate David Tennant as the best Doctor yet!
On being told of the results David said: "I've met quite a few DWM readers over the past year and a bit, and everyone's good wishes and enthusiasm has meant alot. Splendid chaps, all of you! This a real honour and I am totally gobsmacked. Thank you all so much!"
David was with amongst a host of celebs in Elstree to film a promo video for Peter Kay's new Comic Relief single. The single will be released in March 2007.
David scooping the Heat Magazine award for 'Best TV Acting Performance' for his role as the Doctor in Doctor Who!
David Tennant played Buttons in a pantomime special for Virgin Radio.
He was joined by Hollywood actress Thandie Newton as Cinderella and Brian Blessed, as the town crier.

Christmas Day was a real Doctor Who extravaganza, not only were the Doctor Who books and toys top of the best seller lists but the TV and Radio were dominated by the show too with not only The Runaway Bride airing to 8.7 million viewers but the Doctor Who: A Celebration concert showing, a Doctor Who Confidential Christmas Special and a Radio One Behind The Scenes show!
What's In Store for 2007...
There is lots to look forward to in the New Year. David will be presenting the Friday Night Project, there will be A Weakest Link Doctor Who Special, Recovery should air on BBC One and Doctor Who will be returning in the Spring!
Keep your browsers pointed to as we will be bringing you more exclusives in 2007!
  • To read more about these stories and to read other news that we covered this year visit the News Archive.
Ring In The New With DWM


It's time to ring in the new with the Doctor and Martha in the laest issue of Doctor Who Magazine.

This issue, the magazine celebrates the "Best Christmas Ever" for Doctor Who, with a massive 30-page feature on the making of "The Runaway Bride", the series finale of Torchwood, and the first feature-length episode of The Sarah Jane Adventures.
Packed with new photographs, design drawings, and including exclusive interviews with David Tennant, John Barrowman, Elisabeth Sladen, Russell T Davies, and many more, this is one feature not to be missed!
Also this issue, a new comic strip adventure begins as the Doctor is reunited with a dear friend in the first part of "The Warkeeper's Crown"; Captain Jack, alias actor John Barrowman, faces the terror of the TARDIS tin; the Time Team watch "Time-Flight" and "Arc of Infinity" in their quest to see every Doctor Who story in order; and an exlcusive preview of the New Begnnings DVD box set, featuring "The Keeper of Traken", "Logopolis" and "Castrovalva".
Plus! Exclusive news about the adventures in store for the Doctor and Martha in the new series, including the return of the Daleks, new guest cast members, and four new episode titles revealed!

DWM 378 is on sale from 4th January 2007.


Site Updates!
28/12/2006, 13:37pm GMT
David Committed To Who
Following rumours in the tabloids that David is planning on leaving Doctor Who in Series Four the BBC have issued the following press statement:
"David is absolutely committed to the show and is currently filming the third series. There is no fourth series currently commissioned yet so we could not confirm his involvement in that yet. David Tennant is committed to the series. When a further series is commissioned, we will be able to confirm his involvement."
Listen Again
Good news for Doctor Who fans who may have missed the Doctor Who Radio 1 Special on Christmas Day. You can listen to Jo Whiley's behind the scenes broadcast again via her website here.
Site Updates!
27/12/2006, 19:03pm GMT
Massive Gallery Update!
Lots and lots of new screen caps from the latest Doctor Who shows that have been on our screens over Christmas:
The Runaway Bride
Series Three Trailer
Doctor Who: A Celebration
Doctor Who Confidential
More photos and details about the Christmas Special can be found in The Runaway Bride Section.
A Runaway Ratings Success!
The Runaway Bride was a runaway success in the Christmas Day ratings! It was watched by 8.7 million people and recieved a 37% share of the total TV audience.
Series Three Daleks and Details Revealed!
The BBC have issued details of the new series of Doctor Who and have confirmed the setting of the Dalek story:
The Daleks are poised to do battle in New York in a forthcoming episode from the latest series of Doctor Who.
The two-parter will see the show's star David Tennant and new assistant Martha Jones, played by Freema Agyeman, face their famous foes in 1930s Manhattan.
"This time, their plan is the most audacious Dalek scheme yet! Even the Doctor finds himself out of his depth," said lead writer Russell T Davies.
Tennant and Agyeman will be joined on the show by Spooks star Miranda Raison. Raison, who plays journalist-turned-spy Jo Portman in Spooks, will feature alongside Holby City's Hugh Quarshie and Ryan Carnes, of Desperate Housewives' fame.
Other stars set to feature in the new series - the third since the BBC drama was revived in 2005 - include The League of Gentleman's Mark Gatiss and actress Anne Reid.
The new series, which follows a Christmas special featuring comedian Catherine Tate, begins in Spring 2007. Agyeman, 27, will replace Billie Piper as the Doctor's new companion, while Tennant returns for his second complete series.
Fans recently named Tennant the best Doctor Who in a poll, beating Tom Baker into second place.
The Scottish actor, 35, received 28% of votes cast in a survey of 4,000 readers of Doctor Who Magazine. "This is a real honour, and I am totally gobsmacked," he said.
The Times Short Story
The short story by Paul Cornell that was published in The Sunday Times is now available online. The story features the Tenth Doctor as played by David Tennant. To read it click here.
Sci Fi Secures Third Series
The Sci Fi Channel in the USA has announced that it has secured the rights to show series three of Doctor Who. It is currently scheduled to air in Summer 2007.

Site Update!
21/12/2006, 18:50pm GMT
Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas from all at, we would like to thank all of our visitors for making this site so successful and we hope you all have a fantastic Christmas!
Don't forget to tune into Doctor Who on Christmas Day!!
Watch The Virgin Radio Panto!
You can now watch the Virgin Radio panto online here!
There is also an audio podcast version available for download.
Site Update!
20/12/2006, 16:32pm GMT
A Sneak Preview Of The Runaway Bride
David and Russell T Davies spoke to Newsround at The Runaway Bride screening earlier this week and gave away some gossip about the Christmas Special and the new series.
The Christmas Day episode will be the first one without Billie Piper as Rose Tyler, "The Doctor losing Rose was a really big moment for him and it would be a bit wrong if we just came back and said he's fine now, we've forgotten about that, so he's still feeling it." said David, with Russell adding "He's heartbroken. He's absolutely devastated because the love of his life has disappeared, but at the same time I don't want to give viewers on Christmas Day an hour's worth of weeping."
Talking about the new series that will air in 2007 David said "There is a monster from the Doctor's past that nobody will be expecting to see again - there's a little Newsround exclusive!"
They also revealed that the Doctor and his new assistant, Martha Jones played by Freema Agyeman, will visit Elizabethan England, there will be a hospital on the moon and they will go to the year five billion and 43. Click here to a sneak preview of The Runaway Bride.
Christmas Day Radio Clip
As you know David will be co hosting the Radio One show Jo Whiley Meets Doctor Who on Christmas Day. Well thanks to the BBC you can listen to a clip here. The show will be broadcast between 16:00pm and 19:00pm.
Site Update!
19/12/2006, 16:31pm GMT
The Runaway Bride Press Screening
It was the press screening for The Runaway Bride yesterday morning and BBC One controller Peter Fincham took the opportunity to quash rumours over the future of Doctor Who. Mr Fincham said that there was "a long way to go yet with Doctor Who in its modern incarnation". David refused to confirm when he would be leaving the show, explaining that he was "very careful" never to speculate. "From the moment I accepted this job they were going 'when are you leaving?' A boy could get a complex," he joked. "I try to remain as non-commital on that as possible. I think I shall maintain that stance today!"
You can watch a video of David and his co stars Catherine Tate and Sarah Parish being interviewed here.
Alot of the newspapers have covered the press conference and you can read a selection of the best reports here.
Panto Party
David was a guest at, Little Britain actor, Matt Lucas' wedding reception on Sunday night. The party had a panto theme and David went dressed as Buttons from Cindrella, a role that he will reprise for the Virgin Radio panto!
Site Update!
18/12/2006, 16:54pm GMT
David On BBC Breakfast Tomorrow
David will be on BBC Breakfast tomorrow to chat about the new Doctor Who Christmas Special, The Runaway Bride.
Breakfast is on BBC One from 06:00am - 09:15am.
The BBC Preview The Runaway Bride
Comedian Catherine Tate trades her BBC Two sketch show for the Tardis this month with a guest appearance in the Doctor Who Christmas Day special.
Best known for her stroppy schoolgirl character Lauren, The Runaway Bride finds Tate in a very different guise - that of Donna, a blushing wife-to-be outraged to be transported into outer space just as she is walking down the aisle. Her attempts to get back to the church in time see her kidnapped by robots, attacked by Christmas tree baubles and ensnared by a giant alien spider, played by Cutting It star Sarah Parish. Tate, whose TV comedy show finished its third series last month, describes the role as "one of the best things I've done". "It was such a fantastic job, and so exciting," she says. "It was like making an action movie. "I agreed to do it without even knowing what it was - I just said yes." "It's a fairly unconventional pairing," admits actor David Tennant, who made his debut as the Doctor this time last year in the 2005 Christmas special. "But by the end they've rather fallen for each other. Perhaps I'll come back and visit her some day."
Tate, however, did not have to wrestle with the possibility of stepping into Billie Piper's shoes as the Doctor's new full-time assistant. "They didn't ask me," says the 38-year-old Londoner flatly.
"It's a bit of a shame I think," says Tennant. "They could have made a great team." No Doctor Who episode is complete without a fiendish villain, and Parish says she jumped at the chance to play the baddie. However, that was before she realised that playing the evil Empress of the Racnoss would require extensive make-up taking four hours to apply each morning. "It was a heavy, cumbersome costume but I loved it," she says. "It was a really interesting exercise. "You really have to over-accentuate everything in order to make the prosthetics work." "Since I've started this job, Sarah has been saying 'I've got to play an alien,'" says Tennant, who previously worked with Parish on BBC One musical comedy Blackpool and the forthcoming ITV drama Recovery. "All I can say is, be careful what you wish for!" Parish, however, dismisses suggestions that her arachnid villain may be too fearsome for family viewing. "It's behind-the-sofa scary, as opposed to psychiatric-ward scary," she laughs.
Audiences who tune in on 25 December will see a preview of the forthcoming third series of Doctor Who, featuring a host of familiar faces. They include League of Gentleman star Mark Gatiss, comic Ardal O'Hanlon - albeit disguised as an alien - and William Shakespeare. Also along for the ride are deadly space robots disguised as Santas
Former Coronation Street actress Thelma Barlow and comedian Jessica Stevenson also appear, alongside the Doctor's new assistant, played by Freema Agyeman. Tennant says it is a testament to the quality of the show's writing that so many established actors are keen to take part. "The fact that it's Doctor Who and there's so much history to it is important, but it's also because they're good stories," he explains. "People just want to come and play for a bit, and we're very happy to let them." However, the 35-year-old Scottish star refused to be drawn when asked how long he expected to remain in the role of TV's most durable time-traveller. "From the moment I accepted this job, people have asked me when I'm leaving," he told reporters on Monday. "I have tried to be as noncommittal as possible and shall maintain that stance today."
Source: BBC News
Site Update!
17/12/2006, 17:12pm GMT
BBCi To Show Who Concert
Doctor Who concert

The Doctor Who: A Celebration concert will be shown on BBCi via the red button for digital viewers, around the Doctor Who broadcasts. Here are details of when it will be available:

  • Christmas Day: after the Doctor Who Confidential broadcast, between 13.50pm-19:00pm
  • Christmas Day: after the Doctor Who Christmas Special 'The Runaway Bride', BBCi on BBC One between 20.50pm and 04.00am (ends 01.45am on Freeview)
  • Wednesday 27 December: BBCi on BBC Three, 20.50pm-04.00am (ends 1.45am on Freeview)
  • Tuesday 2 January: BBCi on BBC Three, 19.50pm-04.00am (not Freeview)
  • Wednesday 3 January: BBCi on BBC Three, 19.50pm-04.00am (not Freeview)

The concert can also be heard on BBC Radio Wales on Christmas Eve at 16.30pm, repeated on New Year's Day.

It's Hot Magazine Interview

It's Hot Magazine have a short interview with David in their latest issue. Click here to read it.

Site Update!
16/12/2006, 09:27am GMT
David To Play Buttons In Radio Panto
David Tennant has been lined up to play Buttons in a pantomime special for Virgin Radio.
He will be joined by Hollywood actress Thandie Newton as Cinderella and Brian Blessed, who will play the town crier.
He said: "It's daunting. I'm not going to lie to you, I feel I've got a mountain to climb,".
The show, which also stars breakfast DJ Christian O'Connell as Prince Charming, takes place Thursday 21st December from 07:30am.
"We have already had e-mails from Doctor Who fans as far away as Belgrade, Melbourne and China who will all be listening to the panto live online as it happens," O'Connell said.
He added: "It's my bloody show and I want to be the Prince. David is going to be Buttons, and we are all wearing costumes so he will be dressed as an elf."
Time Lord In The Times
New series writer Paul Cornell has penned Deep and Dreamless Sleep, a short stand-alone Doctor Who Christmas story.
The mini adventure will feature in the Culture section of the Sunday Times on Christmas Eve.
"It's the story of something strange that happens to David Tennant's Doctor when the TARDIS lands in the bedroom of a four year old boy on Christmas Eve," says Paul.
"There's fun along the way, but in the end it's quite serious and real. It's written for a family audience. It'd be nice to think it was going to be read to some children somewhere!"
Site Update!
15/12/2006, 09:18am GMT
The Friday Night Project
David will be presenting The Friday Night Project in January.
It will be recorded on Thursday 4th January 2007 and tickets can be found at
It will air on Friday 5th January 2007 at 23:05pm on Channel 4.
The Runaway Bride
Some great new articles and photos have been added to The Runaway Bride section here.
More Mags!
The new issue of SFX (Released on 20th December) is a veritable feast of Doctor Who so make sure you grab a copy of that!
More magazines that you may like to browse over are TV Zone (Issue 210) which features David and Catherine Tate on the front cover and has an article about The Runaway Bride and Starburst (Jan 2007) which has David on the cover and yet another fabulous feature on the Christmas Special.
It's Hot Magazine (Issue 59) also has a small interview with David:
On being asked what the strangest thing about 'being Doctor Who', he replies: "Action figures. They're really, really weird. They're a good likenesses, but just so unlike anything to do with real life. I collected Star Wars figures as a child, then suddenly someone's presenting you with one that's... you!"
He also says that at school his worst subject was maths "and related things like physics," and that he was "never into sport - I was more interested in telly. I managed to just about avoid being 'the weird geek boy' by being willing to loon around a bit."
Site Update!
13/12/2006, 08:14pm GMT
Mags To Grab!
Lots of the new Christmas TV and Radio listings guides are out now and as you would expect the Doctor Who Christmas Special, The Runaway Bride, is taking centre stage in a lot of them.
Most notable are the Radio Times (23 Dec - 5 Jan) who have a large article and interview with David and the TV Times (23 Dec - 5 Jan) which also has a nice piece about the show and a great little chat with David.
Also worth more than a fleeting glance is the new issue of TV & Satellite Week, (they get extra points for having a Doctor Who cover!) who have yet another great interview!
The new issue of Doctor Who Adventures is published today and features a new interview where David tells them the best bit about playing the TV Time Lord:
"Getting to read the scripts before anyone else," he says. "It's when you find out where you are going next - and that's great!"
He also discusses life without Rose:
"I am missing Rose, of course! I miss Billie because she's such a great friend and such a great actress. But Freema, who you'll see next year, is filling that gap beautifully and brilliantly!"
And if that isn't enough to get you hot footing it to your local newsagent we don't know what is!
More Awards!
Mr Tennant's mantlepiece must be getting pretty crowded with all the wonderful awards that he has collected in the last few months, but it's time to add yet another one!
This time it's readers of celeb gossip magazine, Heat, that have bestowed an accolade upon him, with David scooping their award for 'Best TV Acting Performance' for his role as the Doctor in Doctor Who!
Congratulations David!
Site Update!
12/12/2006, 07:00am GMT
Comic Relief Video Recording
David was with amongst a host of celebs in Elstree to film a promo video for Peter Kay's new Comic Relife single.
The single will be released in March 2007. For more info on Comic Relief click here.
Many thanks to Timmy Mallet.
Who's On The Box This Christmas?!
Last Christmas was only the start of the Whovian fest this year is a positive spectacular for Who fans with some of our favourite Who actors starring is some fantabbytosie festive frolics!
Here we give you our Top Ten Must See Who TV and Radio!
1. Doctor Who: The Runaway Bride
David Tennant, Catherine Tate

19:00pm 25th December 2006, BBC One
20:00pm 27th December 2006, BBC Three (Repeat)
Donna Noble mysteriously vanishes as she prepares to marry her boyfriend Lance in a glittering ceremony on Christmas Eve. She suddenly appears, to her complete astonishment, in the Tardis with the Doctor.
As the Tardis races to get to the church on time it soon becomes clear that Donna is the key to an ancient alien plan to destroy the Earth.

2. The Ruby In The Smoke
Billie Piper

20:30pm 27th December 2006, BBC One
Sally Lockhart has just struck a man dead. Not with a weapon, though she has a pistol and probably the heart to use it. Sally killed Mr Higgs with just three words – "The Seven Blessings". Unfortunately, she has no idea what they mean. They were sent to her by her father, just before he drowned in the South China Seas, in a letter warning Sally of danger to come....
3.Torchwood - End Of Days
John Barrowman, Eve Myles

13/13 End Of Series Finale
The rift has been opened and time is splintering all over the world as events spiral out of control, the Torchwood team members are faced with fragments of their pasts – and terrifying visions of their futures. Can Captain Jack save the world?
4. Music and Monsters
David Tennant etc

13:00pm 25th December 2006, BBC One
A recording from the Children In Need Doctor Who concert in Cardiff.
5. Jo Whiley Meets Doctor Who
David Tennant, Freema Agyeman

16:00pm 25th December, Radio 1
Jo Whiley presents a festive Doctor Who special from the programme's set in Cardiff. She chats to cast and crew and explores the Tardis, battles with Daleks and tries her hand at time travel in this special programme for Christmas Day.
6. Torchwood - Captain Jack Harkness
John Barrowman, Eve Myles

Investigating reports of ghostly music, Jack and Toshiko find themselves stranded in a packed dance hall – in 1941.
In another high-octane episode this Christmas, Gwen, Owen and Ianto work to rescue their colleagues – but not before Jack and Toshiko meet a handsome young American squadron leader by the name of ... Captain Jack Harkness.
7. Dracula
Marc Warren, Sophia Myles

21:00pm 28th December 2006, BBC One
Bram Stoker's classic chiller, Dracula, comes to BBC One in a stylish new re-working for the festive season, featuring Marc Warren as the Count with bite.
8. The Perect Parents
Christopher Eccleston

21:00pm 1st January 2007, ITV1

A couple pretend to be Catholic to get their daughter into a good school, but their lies turn into a mess of fraud, violence and murder. 
9. The Wind In The Willows
Mark Gatiss, Anna Maxwell Martin

18:20pm 1st January 2007, BBC One
One of the most popular children's books ever written comes to BBC One this Christmas in a lavish, feature-length adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's The Wind In The Willows.  
Comedians Matt Lucas and Mark Gatiss join forces with acclaimed actors Bob Hoskins, Imelda Staunton and Anna Maxwell Martin to bring the classic story to life.
10. The Royal Variety Performance
John Barrowman

20:00pm 12th December 2006, BBC One
John Barrowman joins a fantastic line up for the annual Royal Variety Performance.
Festive Holiday For Doctor Who On CBS
Doctor Who is to take a short holiday from CBS in Canada reurning on Monday January 15th 2007 at 22:00pm with the episode The Satan Pit.
US Get Series Finale
Fans in the US will get a double bill series finale, featuring Army Of Ghosts and Doomsday showing on the Sci Fi Channel fronm 22:00pm on 22nd December 2006.
New Runaway Bride Promotional Pics
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09/12/2006, 17:41pm GMT
Radio 1 Doctor Who Special!
Radio 1 will be broadcasting a Doctor Who special, 'Jo Whiley Meets Doctor Who' at 16:00pm on Christmas Day:
Jo Whiley presents a festive Doctor Who special from the programme's set in Cardiff. She chats to cast and crew and explores the Tardis, battles with Daleks and tries her hand at time travel in this special programme for Christmas Day.
If you have a question that you would like Jo to ask David then click here!
Site Updates!
08/12/2006, 10:57am GMT
The Big Issue
David will be gracing the front cover of The Big Issue in Scotland this week. There is a fabulous interview with him inside and you will be helping a great cause..what more could you ask for?
Many thanks to Laura Kelly from The Big Issue Scotland.
Doctor Who To Be Star Of 2007 Schedule
The BBC have revealed a preview of the new 2007 schedule to the press and once again Doctor Who is the jewel in the beeb's crown.
The clip shown shows the Doctor and his new assistant, medical student, Martha Jones fully clothed and flirting in bed together.
Martha tells the Doctor that 'tongues will wag' over their new found friendship.
"Martha Jones is a medical student working at the Royal Hope in London and that hospital gets transported to the moon, as hospitals sometimes do," BBC One controller Peter Fincham said of the new character's back story. "That's where she meets the doctor."
According to some press Martha's attempts to make a move on the Doctor are interrupted by a monster!
What is this strange power the Doctor seems to have over women?!
We can't wait!!
Site Updates!
07/12/2006, 17:49pm GMT
The Runaway Bride Update!
Some new articles and wallpapers have been added to The Runaway Bride section, so check those out here!
Site Updates!
06/12/2006, 16:35pm GMT
David Named Best Doctor!
The new issue of Doctor Who Magazine (Out Tomorrow) reveals that fans of the show rate David Tennant as the best Doctor yet!
The full results are as follows:
1. David Tennant 28.15%
2. Tom Baker  26.54%
3. Christopher Eccleston 11.36%
4. Jon Pertwee 9.63%
5. Patrick Troughton 8.77%
6. Peter Davison 5.68%
7. Sylvester McCoy 3.33%
8. Colin Baker 2.84%
9. William Hartnel 2.35%
10. Paul McGann 1.36%
On being told of the results David said: "I've met quite a few DWM readers over the past year and a bit, and everyone's good wishes and enthusiasm has meant alot. Splendid chaps, all of you! This a real honour and I am totally gobsmacked. Thank you all so much!"
David's former co-star Billie Piper also came first in the Favourite Companion Poll for her role as Rose Tyler!
David Wins TV Times Favourite Actor Award!
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David has been presented with two awards from the TV Times. He scooped the award for Favourite Actor and Doctor Who picked up the award for Favourite TV Show.
On being awarded with the prizes David said: "I've had an extraordinary, crazy, brilliant year and winning both awards has chuffed me to bits. To win something voted for by people who are enjoying the show means so much. Merry Christmas from all of us at Doctor Who. Stay tuned and thank you.'
The Runaway Bride Christmas Wallpaper
Site Updates!
05/12/2006, 17:05pm GMT
New Promotional Shots For The Runaway Bride
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The Official Doctor Who site have released the above promotiona shots and if you visit their site here then you can print them off as Christmas Cards! Cool eh?!
The BBC Drama Awards
Don't forget to cast your vote in the 2006 BBC Drama Awards. The catergories include Best Actor, Best Drama, Best Moment and Best Website.
You can vote David in the Best Actor Catergory, Doctor Who in the Best Drama catergory, your fave Doctor Who Moment in Best Moment and we wouldn't like to hint at who you could vote for in the Best Website catergory..... *cough*
To vote click here.
The results will be revealed on 15th January so get voting!
Cover Boy
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David is gracing the cover of the new issue of the Radio Times, out tomorrow, it will also include a free CD of the Doctor Who story, Feast Of The Drowned, as read by David.
Christmas Day Scedule
Christmas Day will be a Doctor Who filled extravaganza starting at 13:00pm on BBC One with Doctor Who Confidential: Music and Monsters which will be a recording of the Children In Need concert in Cardiff last month.
Then at 19:00pm it's the moment we have all be waiting for as the Docor returns in his latest adenture The Runaway Bride!
The Bride And Doom?!
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No pause for thought, Russell tells DWM.The new issue of Doctor Who Magazine prepares for Christmas, with Russell T Davies previewing festive adventure The Runaway Bride.
"The Christmas Doctor can't be bogged down in angst," says Russell, "cos that'd hardly make for an interesting adventure on Christmas Day.
"That's why Donna arrived as she did, at the end of Doomsday, suddenly, so the Doctor doesn't even have time to mourn. Gosh, you'd think I'd planned it!"
Other highlights in the new issue include an in-depth interview with writer Gareth Roberts; a preview of The Sarah Jane Adventures Christmas Special; the results of the 2006 Season Survey; a review of the past year in the Doctor Who universe; a preview of the new Doctor Who radio series for BBC7 and the Watcher's Christmas Quiz.
DWM 377 is on sale from Thursday 7 December 2006.
Look Back In Anger Tribute Nominated For Award!
The Royal Court’s 50th anniversary season including its tribute night to John Osborne’s 'Look Back in Anger' has been nominated for a What's On Stage Theatregoers' Choice Award in the category Now Magazine Theatre Event Of The Year.
The tribute took place earlier this year with David reading the part of Jimmy Porter.
You can vote online here and monitor the results here.
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03/12/2006, 14:14pm GMT
Who's On His Way For Christmas?!
The above caps come from the new BBC Christmas advert and show an exclusive peek at what's in store in the Doctor Who special, The Runaway Bride.
Site Updates!
02/12/2006, 13:27pm GMT
Casanova Nominated For US Satellite TV Award!
Casanova has been nominated for the Best TV Mini Series at the International Press Academy 11th Annual Satellite Awards. It is up against Bleak House, Elizabeth I, To The Ends Of The Earth and Theif.
The awards will take place on 17th December in California.
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01/12/2006, 17:01pm GMT Advent Calendar!
Make sure you count down the days to Christmas with our advent calendar! Simply click on the appropriate date to reveal a surprise! Click on the banner at the top of the page or here to get started!
And don't forget to download our 2007 calendar here!
David To Present The Friday Night Project!
According to Channel 4 David has been pencilled in to present the first episode of the new series of The Friday Night Project. The show should air early January 2007. We will give you more details as we get them.
The Doctor And Martha Novels
Made Of Steel
There will be a whole new batch of Doctor Who novels featuring the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones released next year.
The first book to be released is a Quick Read novel, Made Of Steel, this will be followed by three full length books. The details of them all are below:
Made Of Steel By Terrance Dicks - An obscure Government Ministry is blown up, and secret decoding equipment disappears. High-tech equipment is stolen from an army base. Mysterious figures raid an electronics shop, take the new games consoles and then vanish. Could the Cybermen be back?
The Wooden Heart By Martin Day - On a large silver spaceship, seemingly deserted and spinning slowly between the stars, Martha and the Doctor make a horrific discovery. Is this really a floating tomb, and why has a stretch of wooded countryside suddenly appeared in the middle of the craft? Things become even more mysterious as they explore the woods and find a village within - a village traumatised by missing children...This work features the Doctor and Martha as played by David Tennant and Freema Agyeman in the acclaimed hit series from BBC Television.
Sting Of The Zygons By Stephen Cole - The TARDIS lands the Doctor and Martha in the Lake District in 1909, where a small village is being terrorised by a giant, scaly monster. The search is on for the elusive 'Beast of Cumbria', and explorers, naturalists and hunters from across the country are descending on the hills. King Edward VII himself is on his way to join the search, with a knighthood for whoever finds the Beast. But there is more at work in the Lakes than just a monster, and when the Doctor discovers certain old enemies have made an appearance, the hunting party - and even the king - may find danger they couldn't have imagined. This work features the Doctor and Martha as played by David Tennant and Freema Agyeman in the acclaimed hit series from BBC Television.
The Last Dodo By Jacqueline Rayner - After a trip to the zoo, the Doctor and Martha go in search of a real live dodo, and are transported by the TARDIS to the mysterious Museum of the Last Ones. There, in the Earth section, they discover every extinct creature up to the present day - billions of them, from the tiniest insect to the biggest dinosaur, all still alive and in suspended animation. Preservation is the Museum's only job - collecting the last of every endangered species from all over the universe. And for millennia the Museum has been trying to trace one elusive specimen: the last of the Time Lords...This work features the Doctor and Martha as played by David Tennant and Freema Agyeman in the acclaimed hit series from BBC Television.
On Set Pics
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David, Freema and the rest of the Who crew were out and about filming in Newport earlier in the week.
Thanks to Kim for the above pics.