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January to March 2013

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March 2013
Radio Times Extra magazine has an item about The Politician's Husband. Updated 31/3

The Telegraph lists The Politician's Husband in its Culture and Arts Things To See in April. It says that it will air from Monday 22nd April. If that is correct then it means that the first episode of The Politician's Husband will broadcast on the day of the final episode of Broadchurch. If The Politician's Husband is similar to The Politician's Wife then it will have to be in a post 9pm watershed slot. Hopefully BBC Two will broadcast it at 10pm and not 9pm which is the broadcast time for Broadchurch! Updated 31/3

Even the broadsheets now have the news about David Tennant in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode! The Telegraph has a great photo of him with Billie Piper. Updated 30/3

Both Daily Mail and The Mirror websites now have the news about David Tennant returning to Doctor Who for the 50th anniversary. Updated 30/3

Metro is the first newspaper with the David Tennant / Doctor Who 50th news. Updated 30/3

BBC press release about David Tennant and Billie Piper returning for the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special episode. Updated 30/3

Scan of Doctor Who Magazine article about David Tennant returning for the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special episode. Updated 30/3

The new issue of Doctor Who Magazine (which is published on Thursday) has announced that David Tennant and Billie Piper will appear in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special episode which will air on Saturday 23rd November.
The episode will receive a limited worldwide 3D cinema release. Also starring in the episode will be John Hurt.
Filming on the episode is imminent. Updated 30/3

Now Magazine thinks David Tennant is doing an 'incredible job at playing a haunted, pill-popping, workaholic detective, with his own dark secrets to hide' in Broadchurch. Now Magazine also has 26 photos of David Tennant throughout his career. Updated 29/3

The Guardian has a Doctor Who data visualisation blog. Updated 29/3

Leeds Student review of episode three of Broadchurch (which was only posted today) includes "Tennant is wonderful." Updated 29/3

Huddersfield Examiner article about Broadchurch starts with "Isn't it great to see good drama back on TV?" and ends with "Clever stuff. Roll on Mondays." Updated 29/3

David Tennant is described as 'a smashing bloke by Pauline Quike in an interview in RM Magazine. Updated 29/3

Belfast Telegraph interview with Jodie Whitaker reveals the name of one character who is NOT the killer in Broadchurch. Be warned that there is a SPOILER IN THAT LINK! Updated 29/3

Daily Mail has an article about Olivia Colman and Broadchurch. Updated 29/3

Radio Times has the details of a (short!) walking tour around Doctor Who locations in Cardiff. Updated 29/3

According to a poll carried out by a hotel chain, David Tennant's Tenth Doctor has the best bedside manner of all the Doctors. Updated 28/3

This Is Somerset has an article about the success Broadchurch is bringing to the West Bay area. Updated 28/3

Metro reports that new Doctor Who assistant Jenna-Louise Coleman says her favourite Doctor is David Tennant! Updated 28/3

This Is Bristol reports that the new Clevedon market (which was inspired by Broadchurch) has won a £9,000 grant. Updated 27/3

The Telegraph reviewer Charles Spencer is still praising the David Tennant / Greg Doran 2008 production of Hamlet. This time in his 2 star review of the current RSC version starring Jonathan Slinger. Updated 27/3

The Independent explains why the Viking River Cruises adverts were not shown during Broadchurch last Monday. Updated 27/3

TV Equals has a review of episode 4 of Broadchurch. Updated 27/3

Paisley Daily Express has an article about David Tennant's name appearing on their local mail. The article also includes a quote from Davidt's father. Updated 27/3

The Independent article of 140 character tweets about episode 4 of Broadchurch. Updated 27/3

Digital Spy reports that Matt Smith says the Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode celebrates the old Doctors and he says some nice things about David Tennant. Updated 27/3

EscapistMagazine reports that mail sent from Bathgate will will bear a Doctor Who 50th anniversary mark and David Tennant's name. Updated 27/3

MediaTel article about Broadchurch viewing figures includes "6.9 million viewers tuned in to see the latest pieces fall together, easily beating off rivals and securing the 9pm slot." Updated 26/3

Digital Spy review of episode 4 of Broadchurch. Updated 26/3

Bridport News has an article on the popularity of Broadchurch. Updated 26/3

Huffington Post review of episode 4 of Broadchurch. Updated 26/3

The Express review of episode 4 of Broadchurch concludes with "Broadchurch is brilliant and Iím delighted weíve got another four weeks left." Updated 26/3

The Mirror reports that pre-registration for the Doctor Who stamps was 3 times higher than any other commemorative set Royal Mail has ever produced. Updated 26/3

CultBoxTV have a new interview with Broadhurch writer Chris Chibnall. Updated 25/3

UnrealityTV thinks episode 4 of Broadchurch was the best since the first episode. Updated 25/3

Den Of Geek has a review of episode 4 of Broadchurch which concludes 'The whodunit intrigue may not have been what drew me to the drama in the first place, but that and the still-superlative cast are why Iím still here.' Updated 25/3

The Independent has a review of episode 4 of Broadchurch. Updated 25/3

CultBoxTV have given episode 4 of Broadchurch a 5 star review. It includes the comments "We get to see an already impressive David Tennant excel as he gets chance to add depth to his dyspeptic Columbo" and "Tennant's portrayal pulls it above the clichť of 'policeman with a past' to give us a flawed human we're actually interested in beyond idle chit-chat over that second glass of Rioja. He's another mystery for us to puzzle over." Updated 25/3

Dorset Echo reports on the Ellipse Caffe in West Bay (which was used for scenes in Broadchurch) which is running a cash-prize draw for charity based on guessing who the killer is in the drama. Updated 25/3

The Express has an interview with Olivia Colman about Broadchurch. Updated 23/3

The Mirror has an interview with Olivia Colman about Broadchurch. The interview contains a new photo of her with David Tennant in a cemetery from the drama. She says about David "We all got on so well and enjoyed going to work even though it was a miserable subject matter. We all adored each other. David Tennant is gorgeous. He is so jolly and happy and witty. It was a big delight. We had a giggle being mean to each other. He is so warm and charming and having to play someone who is so socially inept was hilarious. We would all go to the pub and out for dinner. It was like a big family." Updated 23/3

David Tennant came second in a (fun!) poll in The Sun about which actor should replace Matt Smith when he leaves Doctor Who. Updated 23/3

Daily Mail asks why women TV detectives are not the boss in dramas such as Broadchurch, Mayday and Shetland. Updated 23/3

The March issue of the U.S. magazine Entertainment Weekly features a story on the Doctor Who 50th anniversary with a look back on all 11 Doctors. It calls David Tennant 'the most beloved of the post-relaunch Doctors.' A scan of the magazine is here. Updated 23/3

The LA Times has a look at 50 years of Doctor Who. Updated 22/3

The Independent says that 'there will be die-hard David Tennant fans demanding that he returns' IF (and we stress IF) Matt Smith leaves Doctor Who. Updated 22/3

STV has an article titled 'Friends and neighbours come under scrutiny in hit crime drama Broadchurch' with a new photo of David Tennant. Updated 22/3

The Sun CLAIMS that David Tennant was earning £1million a year on Doctor Who in an article where it CLAIMS Matt Smith will leave the programme at Christmas. Updated 22/3

Radio Times has a review of next Monday's episode of Broadchurch (with a new photo) but be warned that it includes spoilers. Updated 21/3

A Jodie Whittaker interview in the Yorkshire Post includes her talking about filming Broadchurch. Updated 21/3

AcornMedia have a new detailed David Tennant biography page (with quotes). Updated 20/3

Radio Times also has an article which looks at the suspects in Broadchurch. Updated 19/3

Digital Spy have an item about over 7 million people watching Broadchurch last night. Updated 19/3

Tonight there is a mid-size photo of David Tennant and Olivia Colman on the Comment page of the Evening Standard about Broadchurch. Updated 19/3

Woman's Own has a list of suspects in Broadchurch. Updated 19/3

This week The Independent has another article of reviews of Broadchurch in 140 characters. The article says that Broadchurch "was still trending two hours after it was broadcast." Updated 19/3

The Sun have an article about Broadchurch filming locations. Updated 19/3

The Scotsman has an article about filming in Edinburgh which includes a new photo of David Tennant from The Escape Artist. Updated 19/3

Review of episode 3 of Broadchurch by The Independent. Updated 19/3

Review of episode 3 of Broadchurch by Unreality TV which describes it as "another gripping episode". Updated 18/3

Huffington Post review of episode 3 of Broadchurch. Updated 18/3

TVEquals review of episode 3 of Broadchurch. Updated 18/3

Review of episode 3 of Broadchurch by Den Of Geek. Updated 18/3

An article in the Radio Times by comedian Sarah Millican includes the phrase "Broadchurch is gently acted by brilliant people." Updated 18/3

STV preview of episode three of Broadchurch. Updated 18/3

Radio Times review of episode 3 of Broadchurch. Updated 18/3

The Radio Times website has a new photo of David Tennant and Olivia Colman from Broadchurch. (Be warned that the writing on that page includes SPOILERS.) Updated 17/3

WalesOnline have an interview with Matthew Gravelle (who plays Joe Miller) about Broadchurch and about keeping the killer secret. Updated 17/3

What's On TV reports that the viewing figures for Comic Relief peaked at 12.2 million on Friday evening and that 4.4 million switched to BBC Two to see David Tennant kiss John Bishop. Updated 17/3

A review of the drama Shetland on Scotsman.com includes the phrase "David Tennantís got two whole months on Broadchurch to remind us how good an actor he is." Updated 17/3

An Arthur Darvill interview in today's Daily Mail supplement about filming Broadchurch looks at a week of the filming. Updated 17/3

Digital Spy has photos of David Tennant kissing John Bishop. Updated 15/3

Already The Guardian believes that Broadchurch will win a Broadcasting Press Guild Award next year! Updated 14/3

Bridport News has an article about the high viewing figures for Broadchurch. Updated 14/3

The Telegraph has an article titled 'Why Broadchurch trumped Mayday.' Updated 14/3

The Sun has the story from the Evening Standard about Olivia Colman 'guarding' David Tennant during Broadchurch filming. Updated 14/3

Today the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards are announced at One Whitehall Place in London. Twenty Twelve has been nominated for the Best Entertainment / Comedy Award. Updated 14/3

The Mirror has an amazing David Tennant hyper-real drawing. Updated 13/3

Evening Standard has an interview with Olivia Colman titled 'My real role in Broadchurch was fighting off David Tennant's fans.' The interview includes Olivia's comments "Working with David is heaven. He is the nicest man in the world. But he gets crowds of people wherever he goes. He is terribly patient and charming and lovely with them, so I'm afraid I got a little bit defensive on his behalf." Updated 13/3

Radio Times has an article about David Tennant and the Red Nose Bow. Updated 13/3

Daily Mail has an opinion piece which starts "At last, a reason to love Mondays again. ITVís new crime series, Broadchurch, is simply brilliant. David Tennant and Olivia Colman are sublime and the plot utterly gripping." Updated 13/3

There are interviews with Pauline Quirke about Broadchurch in this weeks issues of both My Weekly and TV Times. She is also promoting the Birds Of A Feather stage show. Updated 12/3

Paparazzi photos of David Tennant filming The Escape Artist in the town last weekend were posted in a Paisley newspaper and have been tweeted here and here. An online version of the article (without the photos) is here. Updated 12/3

The Broadchurch review by TVEquals concludes with "Performances from Tennant and Colman are still top notch. This is gritty, crime telly at itís very best, and I canít wait to find out more next week." Updated 12/3

Digital Spy examines the list of suspects, as well as recaps episode two of Broadchurch. Updated 12/3

A blog on The Independent newspaper website has a review of Broadchurch. However it incorrectly states that there are four more episodes, whereas there are six more. Updated 12/3

The Scotsman has an article about David Tennant filming The Escape Artist in Edinburgh yesterday. Updated 12/3

Digital Spy has a breakdown of the overnight viewing figures for episode 2 of Broadchurch. It says that the show "maintained a healthy audience with 5.78 million (23.2%). An extra 606k (3.7%) watched on +1. The drama's figures were dented slightly by the second part of BBC One's Shetland, which attracted 5 million (20.1%) at 9pm." Updated 12/3

The Independent has posted a 140 character Twitter review / comments about episode 2 of Broadchurch. Updated 12/3

The Guardian has a video review of the first episode of Broadchurch. Andrew Collins asks whether it can be called 'Event TV' and decides that it is good enough. Updated 12/3

David Tennant filming The Escape Artist in Edinburgh yesterday is mentioned in an article in Daily Record about temperatures expecting to hit -14C in the area. Updated 12/3

UnrealityTV basically has a recap of episode two of Broadchurch with a review at the end. it ends with "Iím already looking forward to seeing what happens in episode three and Iím betting Iím not the only one." Updated 12/3

Metro review of Broadchurch includes the phrase "Episode two of Broadchurch cranked up the tension." Updated 12/3

Review of Broadchurch by Den Of Geek. Updated 12/3

Daily Express review of Broadchurch. Updated 12/3

CultBoxTV gives Broadchurch 5 stars in its review. Updated 11/3

Huffington Post review of Broadchurch. Updated 11/3

Bridport News has posted a photo of David Tennant in the Ellipse bistro cafe in West Bay. Updated 11/3

The Mirror has an interview with Arthur Darvill about Broadchurch including him talking about working with David Tennant. Updated 11/3

Page 13 of Evening Standard tonight has a half page advert for Broadchurch including a photo of David Tennant. Updated 11/3

Belfast Telegraph article about Broadchurch is titled "Why David is top of the cops." Updated 11/3

Fabulous Mag's review includes the phrase "Broadchurch is a great hour of properly gripping telly." Updated 11/3

Broadchurch is one of The Guardian's TV Highlights for today. Updated 11/3

Review and new photo of David Tennant from Radio Times. (Contains spoilers and is one of their recommended programmes for today.) Updated 11/3

Broadchurch is one of Metro's TV Picks for today. Updated 11/3

Jack Seale of Radio Times thinks David may have been miscast in Broadchurch. Updated 10/3

The Observer review of Broadchurch. Updated 10/3

Daily Mail reporter Jaci Stephen's Broadchurch review says that she is hopeful for the hashtag #TennantNaked! Updated 10/3

Daily Mail has an article about how the killer in Broadchurch has been kept secret both from the actors until filming and from other people outside. It says that even ITVís director of programmes, Peter Fincham, was kept in the dark until last week. Updated 9/3

The review in The Independent has the title "Broadchurch already looks to be a successful slow-burner for ITV." Updated 9/3

Irish Times review about both Broadchurch and Mayday starts "No need to watch Mayday as Broadchurch, the far superior crime drama, began on Monday." Updated 9/3

WalesOnline reviewer wrote about Broadchurch wrote "I was left positively panting for more by the end." Updated 9/3

Telegraph review by Judith Woods include the phrase "Broadchurch is the sort of classy drama I happily pay my licence fee for except itís on ITV!" Updated 9/3

Liverpool Echo says Broadchurch "beat a new BBC crime drama hands down." Updated 9/3

Digital Spy's review of Broadchurch describes it as "bloody brilliant TV." Updated 9/3

In its suggestions for things to watch on television this week, Broadchurch is The Independent's TV Pick Of The Day for Monday. Updated 9/3

Grace Dent of That Independent wrote that she watched the first 3 episodes of Broadchurch without stirring! Updated 8/3

Page 53 of Evening Standard has a small photo of David Tennant on it tonight in regards to TiVo. Updated 8/3

There is a very slightly different photo of David Tennant and Olivia Colman from Broadchurch from the Radio Times website. (We have not linked to it directly as that page contains SPOILERS if you have not seen episode two yet.) Updated 8/3

STV has an article titled 'David Tennant's new show Broadchurch a big hit for STV.' Updated 8/3

The Sun TV Magazine has an article about the actors in Broadchurch (mainly with quotes taken from press release). Updated 8/3

Liverpool Student Media has a review of Broadchurch which hasthe tag-line 'It is not often that a much anticipated programme delivers what it promises, but Broadchurch breaks the norm,' Updated 8/3

Varsity has an interview with Hilary Bevon-Jones who is working on The Escape Artist. She described it as "edge of the seat stuff" and said that David Tennant is playing "a silver-tongued lawyer." Updated 7/3

Guardian has an article titled "Broadchurch v Mayday: which is your favourite?" which includes the phrase "Broadchurch (ITV), however, seems, to date, to be superior in terms of direction, cast and certainly script." Updated 7/3

Earthflight is included in New Zealand Herald's Top Five TV Picks this week. Updated 6/3

The Independent has an interview with Peter Davidson where he is asked if he talks about Doctor Who with David Tennant. Updated 6/3

Evening Standard has a new article on Broadchurch (they compare it to The Killing) which includes a new quote from writer Chris Chibnall. Updated 6/3

Even the American website Deadline has reported how well Broadchurch has done in the ratings. Updated 6/3

Metro lists David Tennant in Richard II as one of the season highlights at The Barbican Centre. Updated 6/3

An article in The Guardian compares the viewing figures for Broadchurch and Mayday. It is titled "Why Detective David Tennant is a prime-time suspect" and has the tag-line "British murder dramas Mayday and Broadchurch have helped bring event television back from the grave." Updated 5/3

Digital Spy review of Broadchurch has the title "David Tennant drama matched hype." Updated 5/3

Radio Times has new photos of David Tennant from episode 2 of Broadchurch. Updated 5/3

InsideMediaTrack has a review of Broadchurch which includes the phrase "I'm sure Tennant, as usual, will be incredible." Updated 5/3

Digital Spy has an article about viewing figures titled "Broadchurch' starts strong for ITV with over 6 million viewers." Updated 5/3

The Independent has an article about opinions on Broadchurch on Twitter. Updated 5/3

Broadcast Now reporter Jake Kanter tweeted "Broadchurch launched with 6.78m (28.14%), forcing Mayday down 2m to 4.3m (17.85%)." Updated 5/3

However ThisIsStaffordshire did not enjoy Broadchurch. Updated 5/3

The Shropshire Star review of Broadchurch says "Colman and Tennant are fabulous." Updated 5/3

The Arts Desk gives Broadchurch a four star review. Updated 5/3

CelebScoop has a Broadchurch review with a photo of its billboard. Updated 5/3

Creative England has a production article about Broadchurch filming. Updated 5/3

Guardian review starts with "Broadchurch's terrifying depiction of parental grief already has me gripped." Updated 5/3

MSN review is titled "Broadchurch: David Tennant's ITV drama off to a solid start. Updated 5/3

Metro gives Broadchurch 4 stars and the title "Colman and Tennant deserve their own series." Updated 5/3

The Independent review of Broadchurch compares it to Mayday. Updated 5/3

Daily Mail starts its review of Broadchurch with "Broadchurch isnít merely good. Itís exceptional." Updated 5/3

EntertainmentWise item about Broadchurch DVD includes some tweets about episode one. Updated 5/3

Telegraph gives Broadchurch four stars in its review and starts with "A wonderful moment when a much anticipated new post-watershed thriller turns out to deliver as well as Broadchurch." Updated 5/3

Broadchurch is also GQ's Best TV Pick for tonight too! Updated 4/3

Evening Standard tonight in London has a double page advert for Broadchurch. Plus there is a moving David Tennant / Broadchurch poster on the bridge between Waterloo and Waterloo East stations. Updated 4/3

TV and Satellite Week has tweeted that they have interviewed both David Tennant and Ashley Jensen about The Escape Artist. Updated 4/3

The Mirror lists Broadchurch top of its Monday Must See TV today. Updated 4/3

There is a double page advert in Metro for Broadchurch today. Updated 4/3

Broadchurch is Daily Express Pick Of The Day (although the photo calls it Broadfields!) Updated 4/3

MSN have a review of Broadchurch with lots of photos of David Tennant. Updated 4/3

Broadchurch is a TV Highlight in The Guardian today. Updated 4/3

Broadchurch is The Telegraph's Critic's Choice and describes it as "the powerful team of Tennant and Colman makes for gripping viewing." Updated 4/3

The Times describes Broadchurch as "a cut above the average" in the part of its review which can be seen in front of its paywall. Updated 4/3

Broadchurch is Metro's Top TV Pick today. Updated 4/3

David Tennant's (pre-recorded) interview about Broadchurch is likely to be aired on Newsbeat on BBC Radio One today. Updated 4/3

David Tennant's (pre-recorded) interview about Broadchurch will be shown on Daybreak on ITV this morning. Updated 4/3

Episode one of Broadchurch premieres tonight on ITV at 9pm. A synopsis of episode one is here. Updated 4/3

An article about Broadchurch filming in The Times has been posted to Tumblr. Updated 3/3

Daily Record has an interview with David Tennant about Broadchurch (but a lot of it is from the ITV press pack). Updated 3/3

Radio Times has posted a new David Tennant photo from Broadchurch but be warned that the narrative contains SPOILERS if you haven't seen episode 1 yet. Updated 3/3

Radio Times review of Broadchurch concludes with "Do not miss, because this is about as good as TV drama gets." Updated 3/3

Broadchurch is included in Dish Magazine's list of Best Spring TV. Updated 3/3

BroadcastNow has a technical item on how Broadchurch was filmed. It also says that there were last-minute changes within the story. (Writer Chris Chibnall later claried to us that there were no story changes but a name on a whiteboard was written incorrectly on the day of shooting so they corrected it in post-production.) Updated 3/3

Daily Express has an on-set report from the filming of Broadchurch last year. Updated 2/3

The online version of an article about Broadchurch from the Bournemouth Echo. However lots of the quotes are taken from the ITV press pack. Updated 2/3

ThisIsWales has a review of Broadchurch. Updated 2/3

The Independent has an interview with Olivia Colman to promote Broadchurch. Updated 2/3

Broadchurch is The Independent's TV Pick Of The Week. Updated 1/3

Radio Times has an interview with Richard Curtis on how David Tennant in Uganda for Comic Relief inspired him to write Mary and Martha which is on BBC1 at 8.30pm tonight. Updated 1/3

Half page adverts for Broadchurch (including a photo of David Tennant) have been printed in some newsapers today. Updated 1/3

Weston Mercury has an article about filming Broadchurch in their area including some David Tennant anecdotes and photos of him.

DigitalSpy have an interview with Arthur Darvill where he talks about working with David Tennant on Broadchurch. Updated 1/3


February 2013
ThisIsSomerset has an article about Broadchurch being filmed in Shepton Mallet last year. Updated 28/2

The Yate Gazette has an article about Broadchurch being filmed in Yate. Updated 27/2

CultBox gives the first episode of Broadchurch five stars and concludes "This first episode reeks of quality in every department and is almost reminiscent of David Lynch's cult series, Twin Peaks. Though in style it's quite different, the mystery, the characters and the slight oddness marks it from your normal television detective drama. Chris Chibnall may just have something huge and iconic on his hands." Updated 27/2

TV Choice's Letter Of The Week praises both Penguins - Spy In The Huddle and David Tennant. Updated 27/2

The Telegraph reports that the play Rowan Atkinson is starring in (Quartermaine's Terms) has beaten David Tennant's record for best weekly sales at the Wyndham Theatre. However the Telegraph does not mention that Rowan's tickets are more expensive. Updated 27/2

ITV reports that David Tennant is one of the stars to appear in a Comic Relief special of The Beano which is on sale from today. Also appearing are One Direction, Jessie J and Olly Murs. Updated 27/2

Scans of David Tennant's interview in Time Out which has different photos to the online version. Updated 26/2

Review of Broadchurch by Time Out.

David Tennant interview at Time Out where he talks about Broadchurch, theatre and career choices. Updated 26/2

Watford Observer has an article about David Tennant filming The Escape Artist at Chorleywood Common today. Updated 26/2

Fans on Digital Spy have voted that they would like a multiple Doctor story for Doctor Who's 50th anniversary to include David Tennant. Updated 26/2

Scans of the David Tennant / Broadchurch interviews in the TV listings magazines:
Radio Times - front cover, first page, second page, third page.
TV Times - front cover, first page, second page.
TV & Satellite Week - front cover, first page, second page.
TV Choice - first page.
What's On TV? - first page. Updated 26/2

David Tennant As well as the four magazines we have already mentioned, David Tennant is also the cover photo on TV Guide magazine. Updated 26/2

Due to Broadchurch starting next Monday, David Tennant is on the front cover of all four of the major TV listings magazines which were published today - Radio Times, TV Times, TV Choice and TV & Satellite Week. This is a photo of him on the cover of the latter. Updated 26/2

The Sun has extracts from an interview with David Tennant about The Politician's Husband and Broadchurch. Updated 26/2

This Is Bristol reports that The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists won Best Film at the RTS West Awards last night. Updated 25/2Updated 25/2

The Mirror has printed a preview of Penguins - Spy In The Huddle tonight. Updated 25/2

David Tennant on cover of Dorset Magazine There is a photo of David Tennant from Broadchurch on the front cover of the current issue of Dorset Magazine. Updated 24/2

David Tennant's Perfect Weekend (from The Times). Updated 24/2

The Radio Times has reviewed the final part of Penguins - Spy In The Huddle. Updated 23/2

An article in The Telegraph about theatre membership schemes mentions the high RSC membership sales to buy tickets for David Tennant's production of Richard II. However there are still lots of tickets available. For example, for the final Stratford-Upon-Avon performance there are 25 in the stalls, 35 in the circle and over 100 in the upper circle currently free. Updated 23/2

The full transcript of the David Tennant Broadchurch interview in The Times has been posted to Tumblr. David also speaks about Richard II (it says that rehearsals start in August) and Doctor Who. Updated 23/2

There will be an interview with David Tennant in The Times tomorrow to promote Broadchurch.

Tomorrow on BBC Radio 4 at 7.15pm the programme Saturday Review features a discussion about Broadchurch. Updated 22/2

An article in The Sun includes David Tennant and Olivia Colman Broadchurch press release quotes. Updated 22/2

Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company Gregory Doran describes David Tennant as a "great actor" and "extremely hard-working" in an interview with the Oxford Syudent Union. Updated 22/2

In the past 24 hours lots of website and press have posted items about Broadchurch starting on 4th March and included a link to the official trailer. Two examples are UnrealityTV.co.uk and The Telegraph. Updated 21/2

Happy anniversary to @David_Tennant! We've been on Twitter 4 years today!!! Updated 21/2

It seems that David Tennant will be on the front cover of next week's Radio Times (and most likely other television listings magazines too) in regards to Broadchurch! Updated 21/2

The ITV Press Centre has confirmed that Broadchurch will start on Monday 4th March at 9pm on ITV. Updated 20/2

BridportNews.co.uk has an article about the Bridport and BAFTA screenings of Broadchurch. Updated 20/2

David Tennant is mentioned in this week's Radio Times Letter Of The Week. Updated 20/2

There's a new interview with David Tennant and other Broadchurch cast and crew in The Independent. The paper says that Bbroadchurch will start on Monday 4th March. Updated 19/2

Both David Tennant and Broadchurch are mentioned in an interview with Tracey Childs on TheGoodReview.co.uk. Updated 19/2

The Mirror has a review of episode two of Penguins - Spy In The Huddle with a (sad) minor spoiler. Updated 18/2

Jonathan Bailey describes David Tennant as 'brilliant' to work with in Broadchurch in a brief interview in The Sun. Updated 18/2

The Daily Express has a review of Penguins - Spy In The Huddle which includes the phrase "David Tennant has a lovely, dry delivery when required." Updated 17/2

The Guardian has a review of Penguins - Spy In The Huddle. Updated 17/2

Daily Mail has an article about the Emperor penguins' life story from Penguins - Spy In The Huddle with loads of photos. Updated 16/2

The Radio Times has an item about upcoming Doctor Who 50th anniversary events, plus there will be two Doctor Who Proms in July. Updated 16/2

Even more press have the story about all 11 Doctors in a Doctor Who 50th anniversary episode. STV has the title 'David Tennant to return to Dr Who?' All of these are bassed on the original Mirror story and nothing has been confirmed. Updated 16/2

Based on The Mirror story, The Independent has a Doctor Who article titled "Plans mooted for all surviving Doctor Who actors to reunite for 50th anniversary show." Updated 15/2

The Telegraph brings up Jonathan Miller's 2008 quotes about David Tennant and 'celebrity casting' again. This time it is in an item about Rufus Sewell. Updated 15/2

The Mirror has a story where it CLAIMS that not only all the Doctors (including David Tennant) will be back for the 50th anniversary but also that Matt Smith will regenerate in that episode. Updated 15/2

The Huddersfield Examiner has an interview with Jodie Whittaker about Broadchurch. Updated 14/2

The Bridport News has an article about Broadchurch in the town. Updated 14/2

The Radio Times has reviewed Every Seventh Wave. Updated 14/2

The Radio Times has a new gallery of photos from Broadchurch including several of David Tennant. Updated 13/2

MediaTel reports that the first episode last night of Penguins Spy In The Huddle received 4.6 million viewers (overnights) which was a 18% share of those watching television at that time. Updated 12/2

The Shropshire Star has a great review of Penguins - Spy In The Huddle. Updated 12/2

The Huffington Post has a more favourable review (with photos) of Penguins - Spy In The Huddle. Updated 12/2

Although Penguins - Spy In The Huddle was the third top trending topic in the UK during its broadcast, so far only one newspaper has posted a review online. Unfortunately The Guardian complains about David Tennant's narration but appears to forget that he was reading a script. Updated 12/2

The Radio Times which is published today contains the Doctor Who postcards including one of David Tennant. Updated 12/2

Due to the popularity of the announcement of him appearing in Richard II, Lyn Gardner of The Guardian believes that David Tennant reading the telephone directory on stage would sell out! Updated 11/2

The Radio Times website also has an article about Penguins - Spy In The Huddle. Updated 11/2

The Radio Times has an article about the Doctor Who postcards (including one of David Tennant) which will be in their which is issue published tomorrow. Updated 11/2

Tickets for the Press Night for Richard II on Thursday 17th October will not be going on sale at 10am. Usually Press Night tickets go on sale later once The RSC know how many of the press will be attending. Updated 11/2

Penguins - Spy In The Huddle is the Mirror's Mondays Must See TV. Updated 11/2

In a poll of only 1,200 voters the Radio Times reports that Doctor Who Confidential has been voted the Best BBC3 Show Of All Time. Updated 10/2

The Mirror has an interesting article about the making of Penguins - Spy In The Huddle. Updated 9/2

In an article which was only posted online today although the screening was last Wednesday, the Bridport News reports that Broadchurch writer Chris Chibnall described David Tennant as "versatile." Updated 9/2

It seems that the promo has started for the movie Postman Pat: You Know Youíre The One as The Express has a short interview with Stephen Mangan. Updated 9/2

Penguins - Spy In The Huddle is one of Yahoo TV's TV highlights for this coming week. One part reads "David Tennant is a charming narrator as we learn about the Emperors in the Antarctic this week." Updated 8/2

In an article in the Huffington Post David Morrissey talks about how he and David Tennant were worried about the reception Blackpool would receive before it aired! Updated 7/2

The Bridport News writes about the "spellbound audience" at the screening of Broadchurch last night. Updated 7/2

ITV have published their press pack for Broadchurch. It includes an interview with David Tennant. Updated 7/2

Next week's issue of Radio Times will have a free Doctor Who postcards offer. There will be two sets and one of them will include a photo of David Tennant. Updated 5/2

The new issue of TV Times has an interview with John Downer about Penguins - Spy in the Huddle. Updated 5/2

David Tennant is on the front cover of the February issue of the Radio Times Extra magazine. Inside there are short items about both Broadchurch and Penguins - Spy In The Huddle. Updated 4/2

The Sun also has an article today about Penguins - Spy In The Huddle. This article includes several photos and a video. Updated 2/2

The Daily Mail has a fascinating article about the making of Penguins - Spy In The Huddle. It says that 1,000 hours of penguins were filmed over 300 consecutive days. Updated 2/2


January 2013
Posted at 1pm: The US press is now also picking up the news about David Tennant starring in The Escape Artist. Deadline.com is one example. Their headline is "David Tennant To Play Legal Eagle In New BBC Drama The Escape Artist." Updated 31/1

Within an hour of the official BBC press release, there was already lots of press online already about David Tennant in The Escape Artist. UnrealityTV is an example. Updated 31/1

The official press release about David Tennant in The Escape Artist. Updated 31/1

Mark Shenton's blog today on The Stage website is about The RSC returning to The Barbican Centre and about David Tennant in Richard II. Updated 29/1

The Evening Standard also has a report about the Audio Drama Awards with a photo of David Tennant. Updated 27/1

The Telegraph has an article about David Tennant at Audio Drama Awards last night (with a photo from last year). Updated 27/1

Daily Mail has an article about former Doctors David Tennant and Sylvester McCoy at the BBC Audio Awards which includes 3 pictures of David. Updated 27/1

After the announcement yesterday that David Tennant will play Richard II, The Guardian has an article which looks at other actors who have played the role over the years with video clips. Updated 24/1

There is an advert for the Royal Shakespeare Company on page 5 of the Evening Standard today which includes the photo of David Tennant which they released today. Updated 23/1

An interview with Gregory Doran in The Independent includes the phrase "David breathes verse, he makes it sound as if it is completely effortless." Updated 23/1

Dominic Cavendish in The Telegraph has written an article titled "Exciting news that David Tennant is returning to the RSC." Updated 23/1

Both The Telegraph and The Stage has the news about David Tennant playing Richard II. Updated 23/1

Evening Standard has article about David Tennant reuniting with Gregory Doran for Richard II for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Updated 23/1

BBC News has an item about David Tennant playing Richard II and all of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Winter season. Updated 23/1

The Guardian is the first newspaper with the news about David Tennant in Richard II. Updated 23/1

MSN has an interview with Olivia Colman about Broadchurch. She describes David Tennant as "the nicest man in the world!" Updated 23/1

A Polish website has posted a new interview with David Tennant about Spies Of Warsaw. This is the Englsih translation. Updated 23/1

The Mirror has the story about all 11 actors who have played The Doctor appearing in a Doctor Who 50th Anniversary episode. The Mirror seems to base their article on the one in the Birmingham Mail yesterday. This has NOT been confirmed. Updated 22/1

The List reports that Takin' Over The Asylum will be performed on stage in Glasgow and Edinburgh later this year. David Tennant is mentioned several times in the article. Updated 22/1

One of David Tennant's adverts for Virgin is listed in Which? Top Five Banned Tech Ads according to MacWorld. Updated 22/1

The Birmingham Mail CLAIMS that the eleven actors who have played The Doctor will feature in a 50th anniversary Doctor Who episode. Please note this is NOT confirmed and the Birmingham Mail does not quote its source. Updated 21/1

Irish Independent describes Spies Of Warsaw as "frequently clunky" but David Tennant as "persuasive." Updated 20/1

In a review of Spies Of Warsaw the Daily Mail makes it clear that it prefers the book to the televised version. Updated 20/1

ThisIsKent has an article about the Project Motor Mouth fan convention David Tennant is attending today. Updated 19/1

DigitalSpy reports that David Tennant's interview on Top Gear was cited as a "TV-like" YouTube video in a landmark legal appeal by the BBC. Updated 18/1

The review by Herald.ie of Spies Of Warsaw concluded with "This was a terrific piece of grown-up drama, gripping, atmospheric, intelligently written and strikingly acted." Updated 17/1

Spies Of Warsaw is one of Metro's Top TV Picks today. Updated 16/1

Radio Times have added a review of episode 2 of Spies Of Warsaw. Updated 16/1

Unfortunately The Guardian gives David Tennant in Spies Of Warsaw quite a bad review. Updated 15/1

The Sunday Times has a bizarre review of both David Tennant as an actor and of Spies Of Warsaw. Updated 13/1

"Charismatic" David Tennant is singled out for praise on a respected Polish website. Updated 13/1

The Observer review of Spies Of Warsaw describes the drama as a "cut above the rest in its demands on the attention." Updated 13/1

The Independent review of Spies Of Warsaw believes they do not know how to use David Tennant ("a star") correctly in the role. Updated 13/1

An article in the latest issue of Doctor Who magazine mentions David Tennant in Spies of Warsaw and The Escape Artist as well as other projects. Updated 12/1

Herald Scotland's review of Spies Of Warsaw stares that they like the atmosphere but thinks David Tennant is too thin for the role and the uniform. Updated 12/1

The STV website has an article with the title "David Tennant expected to thrill Scottish fans in Broadchurch." Updated 11/1

The review of Spies Of Warsaw by The Stage includes the comment "the series is worth persevering with, not least for Tennantís commanding performance." Updated 11/1

Marketing website The Drum has the news that David Tennant, Usain Bolt and Sir Richard Branson return for a multi-million pound Virgin Media advertising campaign. Updated 11/1

Herald.ie have posted their review of Spies Of Warsaw which includes the description "It's is an engrossing slow-burner that build the tension gradually." Updated 11/1

The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists movie (known as The Pirates! Band Of Misfits in the US) has been nominated for the Best Animated Feature Award in this year's Oscars. Updated 10/1

The Radio Times have reported that Big Finish will be releasing a 100-minute-long audio story The Light At The End to celebrate the Doctor Who 50th anniversary. Former Doctors Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann are already confirmed and Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and Matt Smith are "behind the project" which will be released in November. Updated 10/1

Den Of Geek review of Spies Of Warsaw. Updated 10/1

The Telegraph review of Spies Of Warsaw is written by someone who ends their piece by saying he is looking forward to episode 2 and gave it four stars. Updated 10/1

The Independent's review of Spies Of Warsaw. Updated 10/1

The Arts Desk review of Spies Of Warsaw. Updated 10/1

InsideMediaTrack's review of Spies Of Warsaw includes the phrase "Performances in the two-parter are outstanding with David Tennant effortlessly fitting into the world of espionage." Updated 9/1

CultBox has a more positive review of Spies Of Warsaw as they give it four stars. Updated 9/1

Review of Spies Of Warsaw by The Guardian who described it as "not so thrilling." Updated 9/1

A polish website has posted a new photo of David Tennant from Spies Of Warsaw. Updated 9/1

The Guardian has an article titled "Spies of Warsaw: why we love the murky world of spy drama" which is prompted by Spies Of Warsaw but does not contain much about the drama itself. Updated 9/1

MSN TV uses the headline "David Tennant's Spies of Warsaw will thrill his fans" for its preview. Updated 9/1

What's On TV also chooses Spies Of Warsaw as its Today's Top TV programme. It concludes its mini review with "Tennant is at his best in this stylish two-parter." Updated 9/1

Spies Of Warsaw is also one of Metro's Top TV Picks For Today. Updated 9/1

There are some nice quotes about David Tennant in Doctor Who by Tuppence Middleton in Metro. The quotes include "David was perfect for it. He did a great job. He brought it back to a modern audience. Heís so relatable, he made it what it is now." Updated 9/1

The Telegraph has a few new interview quotes from David Tennant from the set of Spies Of Warsaw. Updated 9/1

Spies Of Warsaw is Radio Times top TV Pick Of The Day. Updated 9/1

Episode one of Spies Of Warsaw premieres on BBC Four tonight at 9pm. Updated 9/1

The Guardian selects Spies of Warsaw as a TV highlight for Wednesday 9th January. Updated 9/1

TVWise has the news we tweeted last month that David Tennant will be in The Escape Artist. Although the article says that the BBC has not confirmed it, we have heard the news from two individual sources now. Updated 7/1

The Observer preview of Spies of Warsaw calls the drama "outstanding." It also says "Whether playing Hamlet, Doctor Who or a French military attache, David Tennant inhabits a role so engagingly you simply have to watch." Updated 6/1

Spies Of Warsaw is one of DigitalSpy's This Week's Must-See TV. Updated 6/1

BleedingCool still maintain that David Tennant WILL be involved in the Doctor Who 50th anniversary. However their article does include photos from his interview on The Jonathan Ross Show and part of the transcript of his interview. Updated 6/1

The Daily Record has printed an interview with David Tennant about Spies Of Warsaw. Although it is only a rehash of the questions in the BBC media pack, it is written in a style so that it appears to be an actual interview. Updated 6/1

David Tennant in the Press today. Updated 6/1

The Independent mentions both Spies Of Warsaw and The Politician's Husband in it's highlights of Spring article. Updated 5/1

Community Voices has posted the official BBC America announcement about the channel acquiring Broadchurch. Updated 5/1

The Hollywood Reporter tonight broke the news that it was announced at the Television Critics Association Press Tour today in Pasadena that BBC Ameria have acquired the rights to broadcast the eight part ITV drama Broadchurch. Updated 5/1

Paul Whitelaw has posted a review of Spies Of Warsaw which he wrote for The Scotsman. It contains minor SPOILERS and the phrase "David Tennant removes his shirt quite frequently." Updated 5/1

Spies of Warsaw is The Independent's TV Pick of the Week. Updated 4/1

Both Broadchurch and The Politician's Husband are in Herald Scotland's list of 2013: What To Watch On TV. Updated 4/1

The Cultural and Arts section of The Telegraph again lists Spies Of Warsaw as a January highlight. Updated 4/1

The Radio Times report that, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who this year, a new series of Doctor Who short stories will be released. The eleven "eshorts" will each be written by a different author and each will feature one of the Doctor's regenerations (including David Tennant's Tenth Doctor). The author of the first book will be revealed on the Doctor Who Facebook page on Monday 7th January and their story will be published on Wednesday 23rd January. Updated 3/1

InsideMediaTrack also lists Broadchurch to start airing in February. Updated 3/1

David Tennant has been voted third by GQ magazine readers in their 2013 Best Dressed Man Poll. GQ say that their parent company Conde Nast Digital received their largest ever response to this poll as more than 275,000 votes were cast. Updated 3/1

Spies Of Warsaw is listed second in The Telegraph's 2013: 100 Cultural Things You Should Know. Updated 3/1

EmpireOnline have voted Doctor Who as the 16th Best TV Show Of All Time and a David Tennant era episode (Blink) as their favourite episode. Updated 2/1

Digital Spy reports that unfortunately Nativity 2 Danger In The Manger dropped five places to number 9 in the UK Box Office this weekend. It took £386,248 this weekend. Updated 2/1

The Radio Times has a short review of Spies Of Warsaw. Updated 2/1

CultBox give Spies Of Warsaw 4 stars in its review of episode one. Updated 2/1

Huffington Post lists Spies Of Warsaw as one of its 13 Things To Look Forward To In 2013. Updated 1/1

A review of David Tennant's career during 2012 (including photos). Updated 1/1


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