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David Tennant - David Tennant outside ITV Studios - London, United Kingdom - Thursday 5th May 2016

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David Tennant - David Tennant arrives at Global Studios and doing a quick self with driver - LONDON, United Kingdom - Wednesday 23rd September 2015

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David Tennant - The 2015 TV Choice Awards held at the Hilton Park Lane - Arrivals - London, United Kingdom - Monday 7th September 2015

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David Tennant - The 2015 TV Choice Awards held at the Hilton Park Lane. - London, United Kingdom - Monday 7th September 2015

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 David Tennant and  Olivia Colman - National Television Awards held at the O2 - Winners Board. at National Television Awards - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 21st January 2015

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David Tennant, Olivia Colman and Jodie Whittaker - David Tennant, Olivia Colman and Jodie Whittaker seen filming scenes for the second series of the hit show Broadchurch in Clevedon UK. David Tennant who plays DI Alec Hardy can be seen running and looking as though he is chasing someone. Olivia Colman known as DA Ellie Miller in the show can be seen helping Jodie Whittaker who looks to be in some discomfort while being pregnant. New cast member Eve Myles was also seen on set. - Clevedon, United Kingdom - Monday 2nd June 2014

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David Tennant, Olivia Colman and Jodie Whittaker
David Tennant, Olivia Colman and Jodie Whittaker
David Tennant, Eve Myles, Olivia Colman and Jodie Whittaker
David Tennant, Olivia Colman and Jodie Whittaker
David Tennant, Olivia Colman and Jodie Whittaker

David Tennant and Anna Gunn - FOX Upfronts at The Beacon Theater - Arrivals - NYC, New York, United States - Tuesday 13th May 2014

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David Tennant - FOX NETWORKS 2014 UPFRONT PRESENTATION - Arrivals - Manhattan, New York, United States - Tuesday 13th May 2014

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Postman Pat: The Movie - Extended Trailer


Pat Clifton has long nursed a passion for delivering mail as the much-loved postman of Greendale; his generosity and determination making him one of the most efficient mailmen in the country. What most people don't know is that he has another love in his life - and we're not talking about his beloved cat Jess. When a national televised talent competition travels to the village to hold auditions, those who know of his talent urge him to try out. To everyone's delight, the formidable judge Simon Cowbell is blown away by Pat's remarkable singing voice, and he quickly becomes an overnight sensation. However, his new career path takes him away from Greendale postal duties to the residents' panic, and a replacement must be made. Unfortunately, Pat has an adversary who is planning to use a series of terrifying Pat-like robots to take over the world.

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'Postman Pat: The Movie' Delivers A Cracking British Cast In A Starry New Adventure [Trailer]


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The well-loved British children's programme, Postman Pat, is being turned into a new movie that will bring the stop motion techniques employed in the series into the 21st century with 3D animation. The show, which followed the routine of Greendale's friendliest postman, Pat Clifton, and his "black and white cat" Jess, will receive a new incarnation this year with Postman Pat: The Movie.

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'Postman Pat: The Movie' Will See The Iconic Postie Juggle His Day Job With New-Found Fame.

For any Briton who grew up in the eighties or nineties, the cherished Postman Pat holds many fond memories. Having first screened on BBC1 in 1981, the original programme ran for nine series and 141 episodes yet retained its universally-recognised English kitsch and iconic design. Ken Barrie originally voiced Pat but reportedly left the role when he became dissatisfied with the show's modern CGI makeover.

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Postman Pat: The Movie Trailer


Pat Clifton is well-known in the village of Greendale for, not only his prompt and polite deliveries having been in the postal business for many years, but for frequently taking it upon himself to help out his friends and neighbours in other areas of their lives. It appears, however, that delivering letters and parcels and saving his village isn't the only talent this postman has. When he discovers that a televised talent competition is holding auditions in the town, he is encouraged to try out. Much to everyone's surprise, his flawless singing voice renders the judges, led by Simon Cowbell, completely blown away and his rise to stardom begins. However, a singing career means that he won't have a lot of time to continue his postal duties, something that causes major chaos when his adversary replaces him with a series of frightening mail-robots hell bent on world domination.

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'Broadchurch' Crowned Top TV Show Of 2013 In UK Poll


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Broadchurch, the Dorset-set crime drama starring David Tennant and Olivia Coleman, has been named the Best Television Show of 2013 in a recent poll by Radio Times. The popular ITV whodunit came top of the yearly poll despite facing stiff opposition from at home and abroad, in a list compiled by the top critics employed by the Radio Times.

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Broadchurch has been roundly praised by critics on both sides of the Atlantic

The spooky French drama The Returned was Broadchurch's closest competitor, with the Channel 4-aired series coming in second in the poll. The fly-on-the-wall documentary series Educating Yorkshire, which also airs on Channel 4, was behind in third, with two new British, BBC 2-aired series making up the rest of the top five; Top of the Lake placing fourth and the new James Cordon starrer The Wrong Mans fifth.

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Doctor Who Producers Defy The Impossible For Christmas Special 'The Time Of The Doctor'


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Following a baffling turn of events for the Doctor in the 50th anniversary episode of BBC's 'Doctor Who' entitled 'The Day Of The Doctor', producer Steven Moffat intends to drop another bombshell on Whovians this Christmas.

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The long-running sci-fi show's Christmas Special has now been given a title: 'The Time of the Doctor'. Rather ambiguous as usual, but with recent developments being revealed by producers, its set our minds racing. 'The Day of the Doctor' saw the Matt Smith incarnation of the Doctor meet his predecessor David Tennant as well as John Hurt who became the 'forgotten' Doctor that neither incarnation ever spoke about. Together, however, they resolved the 21st Century Doctor's darkest regret and saved his planet Gallifrey from total destruction.

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Millions Are Gripped And Records Are Broken As The 'Doctor Who' 50th Anniversary Special Premieres


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Doctor Who has landed itself in the Guinness World Record books after the show's fans tuned in to the special 50th anniversary edition of the show in their millions, with fans from almost 100 countries watching the Saturday (23 Nov.) night bonanza. The special, titled 'The Day of the Doctor,' aired on the BBC in the UK and averaged over 10 million viewers in its homeland, but that figure didn't reflect the huge amount of foreign viewers who tuned into the show too.

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Matt Smith starred in one of his last appearances as the Doctor

The highly-anticipated episode, which starred current Time Lord Matt Smith alongside two previous Doctors in David Tennant and John Hurt, was simultaneously aired in 94 countries around the world so that all fans could all follow the story 'live.' The viewing figures gathered by the BBC and the Guinness World Records do not take into account the millions who are estimated to have tuned in via online streaming, which are predicted to have made the final figures even more impressive.

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Matt Smith's Doctor Who Regeneration Is "Traumatic," Says Jenna Coleman


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Matt Smith's Doctor Who regeneration scene with Peter Capaldi is "brutal" and "traumatic," according to actress Jenna Coleman. Smith makes way for the 12th Doctor Capaldi during the Doctor Who special on Christmas Day.

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Coleman spoke about the regeneration during an appearance on ITV's Daybreak this morning (November 19).

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Richard II: Is David Tennant The Finest Actor In Britain?


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David Tennant turned in one of the finest stage performances in decades with Hamlet five years ago, now he and Gregory Doran have joined forces again for a gripping account of Richard II at the Royal Shakespeare theatre, where it will play until transferring to the Barbican in November.

Richard II is the start of Gregory Doran's six-year plan to revitalize the famous Bard's works though he may have peaked earlier with this lucid performance. 

"Tennant delivers the plaintive, self-pitying arias with a scathing irony for the most part, flecked by tiny surrenders to abject panic - as though he were at once sufferer and observer of the tragic process whereby, when the royal persona shatters, it exposes the naked, insecure person underneath," said The Independent.

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Missing 'Doctor Who' Episodes Found In Nigerian Archive


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Nine missing Doctor Who episodes have been discovered in Nigeria. During the 1960s and 1970s the BBC destroyed, rather short-sightedly, many of the original transmission tapes of the cult sci-fi series. Fortunately, copies were often shipped out to foreign broadcasters and eleven of these episodes (9 missing ones) have been uncovered in the Nigerian city of Jos.

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The current Doctor Matt Smith with his assistant Jenna Coleman. 

The episodes discovered originated from the reign of the second Doctor Peter Troughton, who appeared in the role from 1966-69. Troughton's assistant, played by Deborah Watling, has also expressed her joy in the discovery of the tapes as only one storyline from her time in the Tardis remains in the BBC archives. 

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David Tennant To Use American Accent As Star Of 'Broadchurch' Remake


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The criminally underrated Scottish actor David Tennant will lead the American remake of Broadchurch, the ITV crime-drama series that he also starred in, according to TV Guide Magazine.

Tennant, probably best known for as the tenth doctor on Doctor Who, will play a character similar to Detective Alec Hardy on Fox's U.S. adaptation though instead of a gritty Scottish detective, he'll assume an American accent. He once again plays the male investigator in the case of a young boy found dead under a cliff face.

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Peter Capaldi Will Stay Scottish As "Trickier & Fiercer" Doctor Who


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Actor Peter Capaldi will become the first identifiably Scottish Timelord when he takes over from current Doc Matt Smith during the eagerly awaited Christmas regeneration episode of Doctor Who. Smith's recently announced successor will be retaining the distinctive Glaswegian tones that helped give his foul mouthed The Thick of It character Malcolm Tucker his distinctive voice.

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Does This Mean Peter's Amazing 'Tache Will Stay Too?

During a recent Q&A event in Edinburgh with DW showrunner and writer, Steven Moffat, the issue of the new Doctor's identity were addressed, with Moffat responding to the question of accent. "I'd be very surprised if he didn't," he replied when asked if Capaldi would keep his Scottish tones, reports Blogtor Who.

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Bill Nighy Turned Down Doctor Who Role - But When?


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Bill Nighy turned down the role of Doctor Who. The actor, in an interview with the Daily Express, revealed he had been offered the part but would not say when. He said he wouldn't reveal this as "the rule is that you are not allowed to say you turned that job down because it's disrespectful" to the actor who obtained the role. 

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Bill Nighy at the premiere of About Time at Somerset House, London.

However, according to a BBC report from March 2005, Nighy was one of the contenders to replace Christopher Eccleston. David Tennant won the role, becoming the 11th incarnation of the Doctor. 

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The American Premiere Of 'Broadchurch' Introduces The Cult Crime Drama To A Whole New Audience


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Finally, the poor Broadchurch-deprived citizens of the US got to feast their eyes on the UK crime drama last night. Well, to be fair, a lot of TV buffs and anglophiles with internet access got to appreciate the show long ago more or less legally. As for the rest, the reviews are already pouring in and they range from “awesome” to “brilliant” – yep, everyone seems to be loving Broadchurch so far. So we won’t preach to the converted. Instead, for those American viewers, who still haven’t gotten around to watching the show, we’ll just give you a gentle nudge in the right direction – with our top three reasons (in no particular order) to get into Broadchurch – and yes, there are many more.

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David Tennant plays the rigid newcomer DI Alec Hardy.

First off, let’s talk about the cast. American viewers will be familiar with David Tennant from his (admittedly memorable) time as Ten on Doctor Who. However, Tennant has starred in many entertaining productions both in TV and on the big screen. The Broadchurch role of the sour DI Alec Hardy fits Tennant like a glove and seems to be the first thing set to reignite the cult fame he achieved with Doctor Who. Add to that his brilliant (there’s that word again) co-star Olivia Colman and you’ve got yourself a great TV team. Oh, and let's not forget another familiar face - Arthur Darvill, also a Doctor Who favorite, who plays the town's hollier-than-thou vicar.

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'Broadchurch' Airs In US To Excited Reviews: Why Should You Watch It?


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It was the show everyone in the UK was talking about last Spring; that rare television event that your dad, your aunt, your sister, your boss is watching and constantly trying to work out the plot riddles in front of you. Broadchurch is about to make waves in the USA, having had strong ratings earlier this year and receiving critical praise.

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Doctor Who Fans Will Have Already Been Charmed By David Tennant.

The eight episode series isn't one that's going to draw you in for months of twists and turns but the eight hour-long segments of the story pack enough drama, tension and twists to enthral its audience long after the final episode has aired. You could say that Broadchurch, filmed on the rugged, windswept and perpetually overcast southern English coast, fits comfortably genre-wise next to other bleak, dialogue-sparse and slow-moving whodunnits such as The Killing or Top of the Lake.

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First Episode Of Americanized Broadchurch To Be Written By Chris Chibnall


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The ITV detective series Broadchurch, which has exploded in popularity in its first season, is getting remade for American audiences by Fox. The new version of the show will start airing sometime next year, while the original Broadchurch is set to air on BBC America, starting August 7th.

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Olivia Colman will be replaced in the American version.

Fox Entertainment chairman Kevin Reily was quoted by BBC News as saying that the network was "lucky to be able to bring a new version of this mystery to the US audience".

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American Broadchurch: Can Fox Pull Off Something So Very British?


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It sounds like a treat for US viewers – Broadchurch is coming to the good ol’ US of A. But then you hear the catch – it’s not just that the show is now airing stateside (which it is and American audiences are no doubt appreciative) but Fox is also making an all-American version – presumably not named Broadchurch for obvious reasons.

Those, who remember MTV’s (at best) hilarious attempt at an American adaptation of Skins should be cringing right now. And people, who have mercifully been spared, can probably see just why this is such a bad idea. And yes, we can already hear you, oh Anglophile TV enthusiast, with your Doctor Who mug full of tea and your disgruntled cries “But what about Downton Abbey?” Let’s not forget that Downton, which, admittedly, is just breaking out of its “cult hit” phase in the US and going into the “legit success” category, is not a remake. Yes, we concede that apparently very, very British shows can find an audience stateside, but still – it doesn’t seem likely.

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12th 'Doctor Who' Actor To Be Revealed On Live Sunday Special


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The next Doctor Who will be announced on a special half hour episode on Sunday 4th August. Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor, presented by Zoe Ball and broadcast on BBC1, will reveal who will play the twelfth incarnation of Doctor Who. For the US audience, the same show will be broadcast on Sunday on BBC America at 2.30pm.

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Matt Smith, Jenna Louise Coleman and Stephen Moffat at 72nd Peabody Awards held at the Waldorf-Astoria, New York. 

Smith bade goodbye to his role as Doctor Who in a statement made to the BBC. He described his time in the role as "the most brilliant experience" and thanked "the cast, crew and fans of the show." He continued by saying he was "incredibly grateful" and "proud" of his colleagues. He paid special tribute to Stephen Moffat whose scripts are "varied, funny, mind bending and brilliant."

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The Daleks Are Back - Matt Smith Faces Penultimate Battle Against Old Foe


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Doctor Who’s perennial nemesis, The Daleks, are set to haunt him once more in the 50th anniversary show, which will air on November 23rd. It will be Matt Smith’s penultimate appearance as the Dr, as he’s set to sign off after the 2013 Christmas special.

BBC Dr. Who DalekOh no, the Daleks are coming!

The programme's lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat said to the BBC: "The Doctor once said that you can judge a man by the quality of his enemies, so it's fitting that for this very special episode, he should be facing the greatest enemies of all."

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"All The World's A Stage": Shakespeare's Globe To Take The Bard On Global Tour


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Shakespeare's Hamlet, a play thought to have been originally penned in 1603, is going on tour as part of production company Shakespeare's Globe celebrating the 450th anniversary of the Bard's birth and 400 years since his death on April 23rd. The Globe's artistic director, Dominic Dromgoole announced the news, calling the plans "a thrill." According to BBC News, the theatre company will spend two years on world tour, performing in each of the 196 countries beginning and ending on the same day two years apart.

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Former Doctor Who David Tennant Was One Of The Most Famous Incarnations Of Hamlet.

Travelling by planes, trains, boats and buses the cast of eight will bring the shortened two and a half hour performance to a wide range of different stages, including beach, woodland, and traditional wooden stage. "We already know this production works in all sorts of venue - whether it's a charismatic national theatre with glistening chandeliers or a simple market square. Or just in a field. It's a slightly mad extension of our Globe to Globe project last year, when we had 37 Shakespeare plays in 37 different languages staged in London by companies from around the world. The contacts made last year are already proving crucial to deciding some of the places we'll visit."

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Ben Daniels Is New Favourite For 'Doctor Who' Job: Could He Be The One?


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Ben Daniels is the latest name to become the favourite to inherit the role of Doctor Who in the long-running BBC series. Very soon there'll be very few British male actors who haven't been rumoured to be taking over the controls to the TARDIS as the Merlin actor now has the most favourable odds at 6/1. With previous odds of 16/1, Chiwetel Ejiofor (Salt, American Gangster) now closely follows Daniels at 7/1.

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Could Ben Daniels Take Over From Matt Smith As The New Doctor?

However, chances are the new Who may not be a male actor at all; there have been calls for the new Doctor to be female, which would mark a first for the series which has run since 1963.

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Can David Tennant's 'The Politician's Husband' Pick Up Where 'Broadchurch' Left Off?


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David Tennant stars in The Politician's Husband, the BBC's belated follow-up to Paula Milne's 1995 drama The Politician's Wife. The Scottish actors plays a senior cabinet minister and political rising star while Emily Watson - who won a BAFTA for Appropriate Adult - plays his wife and fellow politician Freya Gardner.

In a slick opening episode, Tennant's Aiden Hoynes resigns from the government seemingly in protest at the PM's immigration policy, though really because he is challenging for the leadership himself. The whole thing backfires in a big way, mainly because his pal over at the work and pensions department Bruce Babbish hangs him out to dry. All the while, his wife's career goes through the roof, despite the fact she's always put the stoppers on any ascendancy to support her husband. The Guardian's critic Sam Wollaston praised the opening episode, writing, "There is heaps to enjoy in The Politician's Husband. Well, him and her, Tennant and Watson; they're both great, and great together, convincing as a couple. I like - no, not like, approve of - the fact that their son Noah has Asperger's. That also makes them more convincing, more real - even before the  massive (question mark-shaped?) cracks begin to appear in their relationship."

The Daily Mail offered cautious praise, writing, "Watson, in her first appearance since her acclaimed role in Appropriate Adult was, predictably, excellent.As was Peter Allam (who, ironically, played Peter Mannion MP in the superlative political satire The Thick Of It) giving a veritable master-class in languorous menace," though suggesting that it was "somewhat distracting. to see David Tennant so soon after his eight week run in Broadchurch." Tennant - the new golden boy of television - was excellent on the ITV crime-drama series, which was likened to The Killing and The Bridge during its thrilling run.

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How Will Doctor Who Writers Explain Matt Smith AND David Tennant On Screen Together?


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Filming for the 50th anniversary edition of Doctor Who is underway and the Daily Mail have published photos from the set. For the first time, both Matt Smith and David Tennant will appear on screen together, whilst speculation mounts as to how the show’s producers will explain away the presence of two Time Lords on screen together.

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David Tennant and Matt Smith on set together for Doctor Who anniversary

Both Smith and Tennant being on screen isn’t the only surprise for the 3D special though. John Hurt has been confirmed as one of the cast members, as have Gavin and Stacey actress Joanna Page and Billie Piper, a former Doctor Who star herself. David Tennant left the show back in 2010, when he handed over the Time Lord reins to Matt Smith but he’s admitted that he’s enjoying being back on the set of the popular BBC sci-fi series and is also happy to be working with his former co-star Billie Piper again. “It is strange being back in the same suit, but it also feels very familiar and comfortable,” said Tennant. “There’s nothing quite like Doctor Who. It has a wonderful excitement about it. I always had happy times there. It’s lovely to be around Billie again, even though I see her all the time anyway.”

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David Tennant and Matt Smith - Doctor Who cast filming on location for the 50th anniversary of the BBC series, 'An Adventure in Time And Space'. - Chepstow, Wales, United Kingdom - Wednesday 17th April 2013

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David Tennant Will Be The Doctor Once More For Anniversary Show


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Popular Scottish actor David Tenant will return as the infamous Doctor in a Dr Who special, and will be accompanied by Billie Piper, who had initially denied her role in the comeback.

"I wasn't asked, no," said Piper on the Graham Norton show when she was asked about a possible return. "I think Matt Smith may have said, in passing or in jest, it would be nice. I think maybe he said that and then it became something quite different, but no." Smith has said the show "manages to pay homage to everything - and look forward. He added: “I read it and I clapped at the end. I think it's hilarious, it's epic and it's vast.” Writer Seven Moffat, meanwhile, has made sure no spoilers got out, something that nearly happened with a stolen Breaking Bad script. "One length I've gone to which is a really good security measure - I make sure I don't get a script, because I will lose it," he said. "I forbid people to hand me one. It's on my computer under lock and key." Matt Smith is the current doctor, and while Tenant is perhaps the most popular (modern) actor to play the role, Smith has been doing an excellent job.

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Get your sonic screwdrivers and Converse ready and prepare to run, because the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who will be a big one, featuring none other than David Tennant and Billie Piper.

BBC themselves have announced that the tenth doctor and his most beloved companion Rose will be back in the 50th anniversary episode, due to air this November, but they will be under different direction from last time, since this time Steven Moffat is behind the wheel. Ten and Rose will cross paths with Matt Smith’s eleventh doctor in a plot, which Moffat is so far keeping under very tight wraps. In fact, all eleven of the Doctor’s incarnations are rumoured to make an appearance in the episode.

Matt Smith, who plays the current doctor, praised Moffat’s writing for the anniversary episode. Smith has said the show "manages to pay homage to everything - and look forward".

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Going Back In Time! The 'Doctor Who' Characters We'd Love To Make 50th Anniversary Comebacks


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The upcoming 50th anniversary of legendary British sci-fi series 'Doctor Who' has sent a flurry of fervent excitement through fans everywhere who are now spending every waking hour wondering what producers could possibly have dreamt up for this milestone celebration. Rumours have been flying around everywhere suggesting jaw dropping twists and major reunions (some of which are frankly impossible) and it is true to say that everyone is hoping for it to be their favourite 'Doctor Who' story ever.

There are, at least, some definite confirmations about what we can expect for the upcoming anniversary show. On November 23rd 2013 (that's precisely 50 years on from the airing of the first ever episode 'An Unearthly Child') a special 3D show will be aired on BBC HD and in cinemas. It's a rather apt way of celebrating 50 years; by using our own technological advances on a show full of gadgetry. Lead writer Steven Moffat told the Guardian: 'Technology has finally caught up with 'Doctor Who' and your television is now bigger on the inside' - making a reference, of course, to the Doctor's TARDIS; a police box spaceship that is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.

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Andrew Scott Wins BBC Audio Drama Award


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Andrew Scott, who is best known for his role as Moriarty in Sherlock, has been named best actor at a ceremony honouring the best of BBC radio drama.

In doing so, Scott build upon last year's performance at the awards, where he won the best supporting actor prize. Elsewhere, Michelle Fairley was named best actress for her part in John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Best supporting actress went to This Is England star Vicky McClure for Radio 4's Kicking the Air and David Troughton was named best supporting actor for Singles and Doublets, broadcast on Radio 3. The presenter of the awards - former Doctor Who star David Tennant, who won best actor at last year's inaugural ceremony - said, "Acting on the radio is challenging, inspiring, delicate and always a privilege." Adding, "Radio drama is often overlooked and undervalued next to its showier younger siblings on the television and in the cinema. Yet it is on the wireless that so many important and brilliant talents have been discovered and nurtured."

The award for best single drama went to 'On It;, Tony Pitts' play about a heroin addict and 'The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum', adapted from the novel by German author Heinrich Boll, took best series or serial.

Former Doctor Who Star David Tennant Heading Back To RSC For Richard II


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David Tennant is returning to the stage, to play the role of Richard II, with the Royal Shakespeare Company. The former Doctor Who star will be directed by Gregory Doran, the new artistic director at the RSC, who made the announcement today, The Guardian reports. Also revealed in the statement was news that the RSC would be returning to its old home at the Barbican, after Richard II had run in Stratford between October 10 and November 16, though a search for a permanent London home was on-going. The forthcoming season will also see the company tackle adaptations of Man Booker Prize winner Hilary Mantels’ Thomas Cromwell novels.

Tennant and Doran were previously paired in the 2008-9 production of Hamlet. It was a highly revered, though ill-fated production. Tennant prolapsed a disc in his spine and was forced to abandon the show for a month. Speaking about the Hilary Mantel adaptations, Doran said “Hilary Mantel has been working alongside us to find a genuine theatrical language for these plays, even promising to include material she left out of the books in order to do so.”

Other plans afoot at the RSC include a new family show, entitled Wendy & Peter Pan, by Ella Hickson, which is said to lend a fresh perspective to the JM Barrie classic. 

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TV Royalty Dr Who Graces New Royal Mail Stamp Set


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To mark the 50th anniversary of Dr Who Royal Mail has revealed a stamp set with the faces of 11 Dr Whos plus four of the most evil and notorious villains.

Andrew Hammond speaking on behalf of the Royal Mail said to the BBC that the commemorative selection will "pay tribute to the brilliant actors that have played the Doctor over the years, as well as the adversaries that helped make the show so popular." They'll be released in 2013, marking the 50th year since it was first seen, in 1963. It ran with series upon series until 1989 when it was stopped. However, in 2005 it made a triumphant return and has enjoyed fantastic viewing figures ever since. 

Matt Smith is the current doctor and he'll be one of the faces of the stamps, along with David Tenant, Tom Baker, Patrick Troughton, Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker, and William Hartnell who was the first doctor. 

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Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger! Review


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After 2009's inane comedy Nativity, no one was clamouring for a sequel, but at least this one tips the scales into sublime silliness. If you can suspend your disbelief, this might even be a guilty pleasure, complete with stars behaving stupidly, adorable children and a series of hilariously corny pastiche Christmas songs.

Things continue to be rather chaotic at St Bernadette's Primary School in Coventry, mainly because the headmistress (Ferris) is still employing her idiotic nephew Mr Poppy (Wootton) as a classroom assistant. He's just scared off another applicant for the teaching job when the tenacious Mr Peterson (Tennant) arrives with his pregnant wife (Page), determined to stick it out. Somehow Poppy convinces Peterson to take the kids on an illicit cross-country journey to a Song for Christmas competition in Wales, at which the kids will face competition from school rival Mr Shakespeare (Watkins) as well as Peterson's estranged twin brother Roderick (also Tennant), a snooty composer with a professional choir.

The plot is utterly preposterous, and as the wacky events progress, writer-director Isitt never even tries to ground the movie in realism. In fact, there's a point about halfway through where it becomes pure fantasy, so complaints about believability don't really apply. The only way to survive watching it is to sit back and enjoy the inane plot and goofy slapstick. And by doing so, we're surprised that the film is actually rather enjoyably ridiculous.

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Mr. Poppy, an immature classroom assistant at a St. Bernadette's Primary School, returns with ideas for a new Christmas performance with his class following the success of their Nativity play in 2009's 'Nativity!' He wishes to organise the pupils for the National 'Song for Christmas' Competition where the prize is a massive o10,000. However, being only an assistant, he cannot enter the class until their new teacher arrives. Donald Peterson is that teacher; a restless and stressed out man who struggles to deal with the pregnancy of his wife, the pressure on him to become like his talented composer twin brother and, of course, the unruly Class 7. Mr. Poppy wastes no time in getting Donald to agree to get the competition performance underway but the new teacher soon finds himself out of his depth and struggling to control the behaviour of his teaching assistant who insists on using a real baby and a donkey in the show. However, when Donald discovers that his perfect, daddy's boy brother is also competing alongside the upperclass choir of St Cuthbert's College, he finds himself determined to put on a world-class performance.

'Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger' is the most perfect sequel to its 2009 predecessor. It sees the return of Debbie Isitt as writer and director and most of your favourite characters and is set to be released well in time for the festive season on November 23rd 2012. 

Director: Debbie Isitt

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Marc Wootton and David Tennant - Marc Wootton and David Tennant Tuesday 13th November 2012 Nativity 2 World Premiere held at the Empire, Leicester Square - Arrivals.

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