Saturday, 23 July 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 23rd July 2016

The  David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a hilarious pre-movie introduction of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary special The Day Of The Doctor that was only shown in theatres.

The video shows two version: one with the live audience reaction and one without. A sontaran, Matt Smith as The Eleventh Doctor, John Hurt as The War Doctor and David Tennant as The Tenth Doctor all appear in this intro.

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Friday, 22 July 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 22nd July 2016

Today's David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a MP3 of David Tennant in the fourth and final episode of the BBC Radio Four comedy The Gobetweenies.

This four part comedy was described as 'a candid look at contemporary family through the prism of two North London siblings, Lucy and Tom, as they schlep between their determinedly hands-on parents.'

David Tennant played Joe, Sarah Alexander played Mimi, Finlay Christie played Tom, Phoebe Abbott played Lucy and Stuart Milligan played Harry.

This episode was initially broadcast on Friday 27th May 2011. It was called Befriending Freddie.

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Thursday, 21 July 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 21st July 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video interview with David Tennant by Caroline Modaressy-Tehrani which was streamed at Huff Post Live on Monday 16th November 2015. 

This was to promote the Netflix series Marvel's Jessica Jones in which David played the main villain Kilgrave which was going to be released worldwide four days later.

During the 30 minute interview David spoke about his character, describing Kilgrave as "not a traditional world dominating villain" in the way he uses his mind control power.

David Tennant also spoke about Doctor Who and how important it had been in his life. A clip from his very first acting role in the anti smoking ad was also shown.

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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 20th July 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a MP3 from when David Tennant and Catherine Tate co-hosted The Jonathan Ross Show on BBC Radio Two on Saturday 26th December 2009.

In this clip David and Catherine involved actor Bernard Cribbins (who played Wilfred Mott in Doctor Who) in some hilarious "I've got a new business" jokes.

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Tuesday, 19 July 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 19th July 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is an interview with David Tennant which was published online by The New York Times.

The interview was conducted in November 2015 when David Tennant was in New York City for the premiere of Marvel's Jessica Jones and was published online eight days before David Tennant debuted in the title role of Richard II at the Brooklyn Academy Of Music (BAM) for The Royal Shakespeare Company Kings And Country cycle of plays in March 2016.

The interview started by David describing when The Royal Shakespeare Company performed Hamlet in Glasgow with Mark Rylance in the tile role as "It was life-changing. I was so blown away that back I went to see it on the Saturday matinee before they left again. Because I couldn't believe it was so vivid and so extraordinary."

The New York Times then mentioned that not did the King And Country cycle of four plays commemorated the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death but also the 20th anniversary of David Tennant's Royal Shakespeare Company debut. David comment was "It has a certain symmetry to it, doesn't it? A company I'm involved with on so many levels, really, and it's been such a huge part of my life."

Talking about the person King Richard II David commented "If you are in a world where the divine right of kings is a thing, and as a child you're told, 'God has chosen you to lead these people,' and you're then surrounded by acquiescence and adulation, what does that do to you? How does that form the man you become? That's what fascinates me about trying to find a centre for who this character was."

The interview then stated that David will wear a wig of long hair for Richard II (as he did in London in January) and David explained 'It was a choice in keeping with his rarefied approach to the character. "I liked the idea that he would alight on something he found rather beautiful. He's an aesthete. If he found it rather glorious, there'd be no one to challenge that it was wrong or unacceptable or not what men did. From that, we got the idea that he would have gold leaf on his fingernails. It was looking for a few things that would set him apart, because he could. Because no one would tell him he couldn't."'

The interview took place soon after David had taken part in his first read-through for the revival of Richard II (nearly two years after the first 85 performances of the production closed). David explained "Bits of it are all there intact. And other bits, it's like I've never seen them before. My wife made a very good analogy, that it's like stripping wallpaper. Some bits just come off in a wonderful sort of pass, they just fall off the wall. And other bits, you have to pick away at for days."

The New York Times next quoted the RSC Artistic Director Gregory Doran describing David as "the most professional of actors - You never catch David dropping a line, even" and said that he was not all worried about his ability to slide back into the role. When asked what David brought to the character of Richard II in particular Greg said: "He was unafraid of, which I think was fantastic, the fact that for three acts of the play he's almost intolerable. He behaves in a capricious, vain way, and it isn't really until he gets to the abdication that the man's humanity comes through. And I thought David caught that particularly well."

NYT said that David's own selection of great Richards included Derek Jacobi's, Fiona Shaw's and Ben Whishaw's in the BBC-PBS series of filmed adaptations called The Hollow Crown. "Just before I was going to do it, someone gave me a copy, and I said, 'I'll watch this,'. I should never have done that. Because Ben Whishaw is an extraordinary actor. And he does it beautifully, in ways I could never even aspire to."

The New York Times then mentioned that Broadchurch Series Three would start filming in the summer before writing about David Tennant returning to Doctor Who for the Big Finish audio plays with Catherine Tate. David said "It was surprisingly easy to slip back into that time. It could have felt more awkward than it did."

He added "I often say that the first line of the obituary has been written, because Doctor Who has such a reach. It's so loved and noticed, it's part of the cultural furniture. To be associated with that show, it'll be hard to do anything that reduces the impact of that. Which I'm fine with, by the way."

David Tennant interview in The New York Times










Monday, 18 July 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 18th July 2016

Today's David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a MP3 of David Tennant in the third episode of the BBC Radio Four comedy The Gobetweenies.

This four part comedy was described as 'a candid look at contemporary family through the prism of two North London siblings, Lucy and Tom, as they schlep between their determinedly hands-on parents.'

David Tennant played Joe, Sarah Alexander played Mimi, Finlay Christie played Tom, Phoebe Abbott played Lucy and Stuart Milligan played Harry.

This episode was initially broadcast on Friday 20th May 2011. It was called Commendations And Competition.

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Sunday, 17 July 2016

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 17th July 2016

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a clip from the Doctor Who episode Tooth And Claw where the Tenth Doctor (played by David Tennant) and Queen Victoria met a werewolf.

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