Sunday, 31 October 2010

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 31st October 2010

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today has been suggested by Lilly Fisher. Lilly describes this video as " the most the most somber and effective fan video I've ever seen. It truly embodies the core emotions, ambitions, successes, and failures of the Doctor as a whole" and I think anyone watching this will agree.



If you would like to suggest a David Tennant Treat 4 Today please email DavidTennantOnTwitter@gmail.com



Saturday, 30 October 2010

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 30th October 2010

A couple of days ago we asked people to submit their favourite photos of David Tennant and this one is the first to be the David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

This one was chosen by Bianca Herman and is a publicity shot from Casanova.

If you would like to suggest your favourite photo to be the David Tennant Treat 4 Today please send an email to DavidTennantOnTwitter@gmail.com







Friday, 29 October 2010

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 29th October 2010


Following on from David Tennant's appearance on Absolute Radio yesterday and David being strapped to a lie detector machine, the David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the other time that Christian O'Connell attached David to a lie detector with even more amusing (but painful!) results.

This was on Wednesday 8th April 2009 when David was promoting Planet Of The Dead which was broadcast 3 days later. Christian couldn't believe that David was leaving Doctor Who with nothing else planned so he tested him on the machine. Click here to listen to the result.



Thursday, 28 October 2010

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 28th October 2010

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is probably the best photo of David Tennant from Absolute Radio this morning:




Wednesday, 27 October 2010

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 27th October 2010


To get us in the mood for David Tennant's appearance on the Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show tomorrow morning on Absolute Radio from 6am, the David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a short radio clip competition that David played when he was on the show in April 2009.

Christian's producer was on a train up to Manchester so they devised a competition where David had to guess which sex someone was in a certain seat on the train.

Click here to listen to the clip.











Tuesday, 26 October 2010

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 26th October 2010

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today looks at David Tennant's 2002 play Lobby Hero for which he received an Olivier Award nomination.
David played Jeff the doorman in this play of only 4 characters. He had to use an American accent in the play.
Click here for all the info (including photos) from the website DavidTennantTheatre.com
At the bottom of that page are links to review pages and quotes from David about the play.


Photo from DavidTennantTheatre.com:





Monday, 25 October 2010

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 25th October 2010


The website Tennantively.org has surpassed itself again with 973 high definition screencaps of episode three of Single Father from last night so that is today's David Tennant Treat 4 Today.

Click here to view all 973 photos.

Last week the website *only* posted 637 photos (down from 1,050 from episode one) so it's great so many have been posted again this week!

Tennantively.org have also posted that they have now in excess of 70,000 photos of David Tennant on their website.


Sunday, 24 October 2010

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 24th October 2010


Episode Three of Single Father airs today so the David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a link to Tennantively.org for their photo album of 637 photos from episode two.
Click here to enjoy all the photos.


Saturday, 23 October 2010

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 23rd October 2010


The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is an audio clip from the Edith Bowman radio show last Saturday (16th).

She asked David to read some lyrics from a current song.

Click here to listen to the clip.

Do you recognise the lyrics?






Friday, 22 October 2010

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 22nd October 2010

With David Tennant doing a Comic Relief photoshoot today and the BBC releasing some promo photos of David Tennant from Ask Rhod Gilbert, I thought I'd include the trend and have a photo for today's David Tennant Treat 4 Today.
This photo is a great shot of David arriving at BBC Radio and is one of my own favourites.
What's your favourite photo of David Tennant? Why not email it to DavidTennantOnTwitter.com (with the reason you chose that photo) and it can be the David Tennant Treat 4 Today one day!

Click on the photo for a larger version.





Thursday, 21 October 2010

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 21st October 2010


The David Tennant Treat 4 Today has been suggested and provided by Bea.

It's from the Cardiff University News from December 2007 and is about a visit by David to a research facility at Cardiff University. It was connected to his work for AICR (the cancer charity).

Click the scan below to view a larger version and visit the David Tennant page on the AICR website here.




Many thanks to Bea for suggesting this David Tennant Treat 4 Today.




Wednesday, 20 October 2010

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 20th October 2010


The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video of David Tennant talking about the "To Be Or Not To Be" soliloquy from The Learning Zone.






Tuesday, 19 October 2010

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 19th October 2010

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a letter from David Tennant which appeared on eBay recently. (It sold for about £30.)
It was written in December 1993 and you can get the gist of what the person asked from David's replies.
Click the photo below for a larger (readable!) version.



Monday, 18 October 2010

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 18th October 2010

Continuing the Treats from David Tennant's St Trinian's era, the David Tennant Treat 4 Today is an interview he gave (in costume) to Blue Peter where he was also awarded a Blue Peter Badge!


Sunday, 17 October 2010

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 17th October 2010

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today may take you quite a while to look at today!
It's 1,050 HD screen captures of the first episode of Single Father brought to you by Tennantively.org which is a really great website for photos of David!
Click here to view all 1,050 photos!


Saturday, 16 October 2010

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 16th October 2010

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the (im)famous answerphone message that David left on Thursday on Christian O'Connell's phone which someone has kindly made into a video.




Friday, 15 October 2010

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 15th October 2010

On Tuesday 12th October the David Tennant Treat 4 Today was the Bloopers from St Trinian's II and today the David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the interview with David which appears on the DVD box-set.


The movie was filmed from Monday 6th July to Friday 28th August 2009 (although David Tennant was not needed for all that period). The film also stars Rupert Everett, Colin Firth and Sarah Harding.

The movie had its premiere in London on 8th December although David did not attend as he was filming Rex Is Not My Lawyer in LA at that time.






Thursday, 14 October 2010

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 14th October 2010


As Christian O'Connell has tweeted today that David Tennant will be co-hosting the Absolute Radio Breakfast Show on either Thursday 28th or Friday 29th October, the David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a link to his third stint co-hosting the show on Friday 13th November 2009.





Wednesday, 13 October 2010

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 13th October 2010

As David Tennant is currently in the Hello Magazine poll for Most Attractive Man and his great rival this week is Johnny Depp, the David Tennant Treat 4 Today is from the film they both starred in back in 1998 called LA Without A Map.

The video below are the interviews about the film.



Tuesday, 12 October 2010

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 12th October 2010


The David Tennant Treat 4 Today are the Bloopers from the St Trinian's 2 DVD.
David is only shown a couple of times in it but he has some great eyebrow action and makes a funny comment when they sail past a battleship!





Monday, 11 October 2010

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 11th October 2010


I'm sure we've all missed not having David Tennant on the radio being interviewed today so the David Tennant Treat 4 Today is when he co-hosted the Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show last year for three consecutive mornings.

Last week we reposted the clips from his first morning so this link will take you to all his clips from his second morning - Thursday 12th November.

The great news is that David indicated in his interview last week that he would do another co-host show sometime before the end of 2010!






Sunday, 10 October 2010

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 10th October 2010

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a batch of great photos of David Tennant in Single Father from the Radio Times website. (Click on the photos for larger versions.)
The first episode of Single Father airs tonight at 9pm on BBC1.











Saturday, 9 October 2010

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 9th October 2010


Due to Single Father there's no David Tennant Quiz on Sunday this week (the next one will be on Tuesday 19th October) so instead the David Tennant Treat 4 Today provides you with a chance to test if you are smarter than David Tennant!

Click here to test yourself. The clip comes from the Christian O'Connell Show via Audioboo.






Friday, 8 October 2010

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 8th October 2010


As it was two years ago tonight that David Tennant played the Press Night of Love's Labour's Lost, the David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a review which was printed in The Telegraph the following day by Charles Spencer.

Click here to read it and to relive so great memories of a hilarious comedy.







Thursday, 7 October 2010

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 7th October 2010

On the Richard Bacon Show today on Radio 5 Live David Tennant was asked a few questions about his political beliefs so the David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the 2005 party political broadcast which he filmed for The Labour Party:






Wednesday, 6 October 2010

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 6th October 2010


The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is to get us in the mood to hear him on the Christian O'Connell Breakfast Show TOMORROW (no longer Friday) morning sometime between 6am and 10am on Absolute Radio. (As usual all of David's clips will be added later to DavidTennantOnTwitter.com)

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is David's appearance on the show last November. David was the co-host for three mornings and this link takes you to his first morning, Wednesday 11th November.






Tuesday, 5 October 2010

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 5th October 2010


The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is an interview which has just been posted to DavidTennantOnTwitter.com with the writer of Single Father Mick Ford.

He talks about writing the drama and about his admiration for David Tennant as an actor, plus three clips of Single Father are played.

Both he and the interviewer Claire English discuss how they believe that David Tennant's biggest talent is how he pitches his performances.

Click here for the MP3.



Monday, 4 October 2010

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 4th October 2010

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video of David's first television acting role (according to his father on Ready Steady Cook).



Sunday, 3 October 2010

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 3rd October 2010


The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is very short today.

It's just a little MP3 of Andrew Marr on his TV show today talking about David Tennant's appearance on his show next week.

Click here to listen to it and here for all of David Tennant's media appearances to promote Single Father next week.




Saturday, 2 October 2010

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 2nd October 2010

As it is two years ago tonight that David Tennant performed the first preview of Love's Labour's Lost at The Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon the David Tennant Treat 4 Today are two photos from the play.
Although they only played 24 public performances (including the previews) it was a comedy which was a big hit with both David's fans and theatre audiences.







Friday, 1 October 2010

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 1st October 2010


The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the third and final part of the 2006 interview with David Tennant and Billie Piper in SFX magazine.

Part One of this interview was posted on Tuesday 24th August and the second on Thursday 16th September.
Many thanks to @Raffica for suggesting and providing this interview.

SO, WHAT'S IT LIKE WORKING TOGETHER?

DT: It's a nightmare. It's very, very difficult. Her flatulence is a big problem. [Laughs].

BP: [Laughs] It really is!

DT: We've had a laugh.

BP: Yeah, we have.

DT: We've had a really good laugh.

BP: Fortunately we get along. We all get along, and we need to, really, because it's long months and it's quite intense and we're shooting 13-hour days. You're thrown together all the time. I feel like I've made a friend for life.

DT: I hope so, yeah. It is weird, because we're the only two constants. Usually on a drama there's a bunch of you who go through the whole thing together, but... Noel and Camille come in and out.

BP: It's always nice to see them.

DT: It's always good to see them. But Billie's the only person I know I'm going to see every day.

BP: I see you more than I see my family, my boyfriend.

DT: That's all right.

BP: [Mockingly] And that's fine by me. I like it. I like it.

DT: That's fine. Just go with it. And luckily we get on and we've had a really good time.


THIS QUESTION'S FOR BILLIE. DID YOU LIKE PLAYING A POSH BAD GIRL IN NEW EARTH?

BP: Love it. Love the posh bad girl.

DT: You're going into Bad Girls to play a posh girl, aren't you?

BP: Absolutely!

DT: Actually that's not true.

BP: Do you think they'd want me? It was really fun. Actually, I was quite nervous because it was quite a departure from Rose and it was the first time in Doctor Who I'd played quite a lot of comedy, so I was quite scared. But also very excited. And I think it works OK. I like it. I think it's fun. I'd like to play many more... posh... bad girls.

DT: [Laughs]


DAVID, MY MUM AND MY BROTHER'S GIRLFRIEND, THINK YOU'RE REALLY SEXY...

DT: Oh, bless them.

BP: Women love you.

DT: It's all new to me, this.

BP: Women and men... remember the Pink Paper!

DT: Number one in the Pink Paper! Thank you very much. Brad Pitt, number two! David Beckham, number three!

HOW ARE YOU PLAYING TO THESE RADICALLY DIFFERENT DEMOGRAPHICS?

DT: With my knob out?

BP: [uncontrollable laughter]

DT: I don't know how to answer that. I'm just doing my job really. It's not something that even if you were aware of there was anything you could do about it.

BP: I think they were there with Casanova. That's when their obsession started.

DT: Mmmm.

BP: I know that, actually, because my mum's on the phone all the time and that definitely started when she saw you in Casanova. Now she's just like, 'Are you sat next to him?' [Laughs].

DT: Ahh, lovely Mandy.

BP: You don't think about it.

DT: How can you think about it? If you started playing to something like that, you'd immediately become unattractive to all these people who apparently find you attractive. It's a mystery to me, but I'm very, very proud of it.


DO YOU GET ANY ODD THINGS SENT TO YOU IN THE POST?

DT: Do you know, just the other day someone sent me a Tom Baker scarf. Full-length, knitted to perfection.

BP: Really?

DT: The colours looked right to me as well.

BP: Well, you would know.

DT: I would know. Yeah, that was quite weird.

BP: But nice.

DT: Lovely! That someone sat down and did that!

BP: Yeah I know, it's special.

DT: Every stitch.

BP: We were filming in Cardiff recently, and we got these little Dalek cakes from one of the residents in the street we were filming in. That was nice. Not full size, although I wish they had been because, frankly, they were amazing.

DT: Yeah. Mine was minty. Everyone was a slightly different flavour.

BP: Marshmallow.


HAVE YOU HAD LADIES' KNICKERS?

BP: I've had some ladies' knickers in the post.

DT: Have you?

BP: Yeah.

DT: I dream of ladies' knickers in the post.


MY MUM'S GOT SOME FOR YOU.

DT: Has she? Send them round. [Laughs]

BP: Mandy'll be knock-knock-knocking at that door to give them to you. It's fine… we love lowering the tone.


BILLIE, HOW HAS THE CHANGE IN DOCTOR AFFECTED YOU?

BP: Well, they're different people; Chris and David are very different. Both equally as nice and a lot of fun. So, it's fine. You just get on with it.

HAS THE CHANGE IN DOCTOR BROUGHT OUT DIFFERENT THINGS IN ROSE?

BP: Yeah, I think I am different as Rose when I'm playing opposite David. It's a different kind of energy.

DT: But then Rose is growing-up as well, isn't she?

BP: Rose is growing-up. She's 20 this year and she's come on in leaps and bounds, I think, since the first series. She's a lot more proactive and she saves the day quite a few times. It's just a natural progression, really. And it's worked out really nicely.

DT: Rose's family are a big theme for the whole of the second season, actually.

BP: It's quite domestic. Maybe as domestic, if not more this year. I know she's going to get to travel with Mickey as well, which again throws the dynamic into a different place. You know, it's fun. It's great.

WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST SCENE TOGETHER?

BP: Oh God, what was our first scene together?

DT: It was at the end of the Christmas special. We were both in it together, but we didn't have a lot to do together. It's when I tell Harriet Jones to go and stuff herself. That was the first scene we ever shot.

BP: Oh yeah. We were just off the M4 weren't we? I remember that, because we were in London.

DT: In a wasteland in London.

BP: You know as you come in – if you want the details – as you come in off the M4 and you see the Lucozade sign on the left. It was just on the right [laughs]. I know, because I like that sign.

YOU SNOG WITH DAVID.

BP: I'm telling you, she's a little minx.

WHAT WAS HE LIKE IN COMPARISON TO CHRIS?


BP: How do they compare? Oh, I don't know.

DT: I'm sitting right here.

BP: Different, just different. They're different men. I don't know how to answer that, really. Both great. I had a longer kiss with you, which I really enjoyed.

DT: But you were more proactive in this kiss.

BP: Yeah.

DT: You were making it happen.

BP: Yeah. It was quite sexy. Quite nice lips.

DT: Thanks very much. Yours aren't too bad either.

BP: It was fun.

WHAT ARE THE SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR CHARACTER?

DT: I'm 950 years old, that's the biggest similarity.

BP: And he's got two hearts.

DT: And I've got two hearts, yeah.

BP: Because there's a lot of love there.

DT: Ahh, too much.

BP: I think I'm quite ballsy like Rose. I like a bit of a gamble and that's something that I tapped into when I read the script and that's what made me want to go to the audition. I like people like that... Would I ever wear her clothes? No!

DT: She's got some nice gear!

BP: Yes, she has some good clothes. It's not my style, that's Rose's style.

DT: Sure, sure.

WOULD YOU LIKE ROSE AND DOCTOR TO GET MORE ROMANTICALLY INVOLVED?

BP: No.

DT: I think...

BP: I like it that you can't put your finger on it.

DT: Yeah. I... [realises the double entendre, much laughter]

BP: Sexual!

DT: I think it's like all these relationships, like Mulder and Scully and Moonlighting, you know. Moonlighting jumped the shark when they got together, didn't it? I think you have to be very careful. Which doesn't mean to say that we don't see the relationship developing and becoming something that it maybe hasn't before. But I think you have to be very careful with those things.

BP: You want it to happen, but at the same time you don't want it to happen. It's one of those weird things. It's like Ross and Rachel...

DT: Yeah.

BP: You want them to get it back on, but then you don't have the anticipation.

DT: Your expectation is actually more exciting.

BP: Yeah, exactly.

YOU'RE CURRENTLY FILMING WITH PETER KAY...

DT: We are, yeah.


WHAT'S IT LIKE?


BP: Hard work.

DT: Hard work, yeah, just because you can't stop laughing, unfortunately. He just channels funny.

BP: You just look at him and you laugh. That's not going to sound very nice. But no. You see him on the telly, his shows and his stand- ups and you think, 'I can't believe I'm working with you!'

DT: Yeah, yeah.

BP: It's so exciting.

DT: And when you see him done up as he is done up…

BP: And he does his gags as well.

ARE YOU SURPRISED BY THE INTEREST YOU'VE HAD? YOU WERE BEING DISCUSSED ON NEWSNIGHT BY GERMAINE GREER, MENTIONED IN VOGUE...

DT: What did Germaine Greer say about you?

BP: I don't know.

DT: What did Germaine Greer say?

SHE SAID YOUR WERE ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING ACTORS RIGHT NOW.

DT: Quite right too.

BUT DID YOU EXPECT TO BECOME THE BIGGEST STAR OF THE SHOW?

BP: Erm, well...

[DT looked pained]

DT: Who is that?! Get rid of him! Please leave!

BP: Yeah, that's all about to change!

DT: Not at all.

BP: No, erm. It's very cool being in Vogue. I like that. It's an exciting time for me to be alive and then to do something that I've wanted to do since I've been a kid. That means so much to me. And being here tonight and watching it. I just can't quite believe that it's all really happened and I'm really liking it and loving it and want to continue to do it for years. All of those things are just a bonus, really. The fact that I'm working everyday as an actress makes me really happy.

SO YOU'RE STICKING WITH DOCTOR WHO?

BP: Yes, I'm sticking with the Who.

ARE THERE OTHER ROLES YOU'D REALLY LIKE TO DO?

DT: I don't think you know until it's written.

BP: No. You're right. And also, it's hard to think further than...

DT: Tomorrow.

BP: Yeah in the midst of everything that's going on at the moment, it's quite hard to consider our future, I think. But, you know. Scripts are welcome [laughs]. I don't know. I don't have any big projects; I don't really have a plan. Maybe I should have, but I don't. [To David] Do you?

DT: No I don't. I've never done that. I've never done that, 'In three years time I have to be starring in X'.

BP: No. And life changes so much all the time…

DT: You can't know, and you're only going to frustrate yourself thinking like that.

BP: If you haven't got those things, yeah.

DT: I think we've both been very lucky. We've had some fantastic scripts that come our way...

BP: So far it's been brilliant.

DT: ... and you just hope that'll continue to happen. But you can't predict what flavour they're going to taste of.

BP: We were just saying downstairs that some of the telly in the UK at the moment is so brilliant and there's so much going on that it's a really exciting time to be working as a TV actor. So that's great.


WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO PLAY THE DOCTOR WITH AN ENGLISH ACCENT?

DT: It was what Russell had schemed, really, and there was an idea that the Doctor would imprint on Rose, like a sort of newly hatched chick. He would adopt Rose's way of speaking. And this was all explained in the Christmas special...

BP: But we never filmed it.

DT: The scene never got made because we ran out of time. So we're just sort of left with it now. I don't know. It's how Russell wanted to take the show and it's how he wanted the Doctor to be.

BP: It would be too much of a gag if he got everyone speaking in their accents.

DT: I think that was the other danger. Because Chris so brilliantly reinvented it by being Northern and being unashamed about that, it could have got a bit 'touring the regions', you know. But you're going to have to ask Russell what the thinking was behind that.

DID I HEAR A SCOTTISH ACCENT IN THE PREVIEW OF ONE OF THOSE UPCOMING EPISODES?

DT: Well observed, yes.

BP: That's because we're in Scotland.

DT: We do end up in Scotland.

BP: We have to blag our way...

DT: The Doctor being an incorrigible show-off, of course, shows off that he can do the accent, which luckily...

BP: He can, [Laughs]. Rose has a go, God bless her.

DT: Yeah. Not good.

BP: Not great.

WHEN DID YOU STOP FEELING LIKE THE NEW BOY?

BP: Day one.

DT: Well, do you know, it sort of is day one. You feel like the new boy until you start, because there was months of build up, months of waiting for it to start, months of people speculating about it and asking you about it and asking what you're going to be like and what you're going to be wearing – you didn't know. That was when it felt... it was most difficult.

WAS IT FRUSTRATING?

DT: I suppose it was. It was daunting as well. It just felt like that this huge big thing that you were never going to be able to come to terms with.

BP: It happened to you, but it's still so distant. That's always quite a weird feeling.

DT: Exactly. But then from day one, because ... Partly because day one starts and you've got to learn your lines and get on and do the scene. You've just got to do your job. And partly because Bill and everyone else being so welcoming and so open and generous that they never made me feel like the new boy. And just, once you get cracking at it you just have to...

BP: Just get on with it.

DT: ... catch up and get on with it. So I suppose that's when it stopped.

YOU'RE A HARDCORE FAN OF THE SHOW, IS THAT FAIR COMMENT?

DT: It's a relative term, that, isn't it?

BP: Ask him anything. Go on! I love this game [laughs]. You're so good at it.

GALLIFREY'S CONSTELLATION.

DT: [Sheepishly] Kasterborous.

BP: [Laughs]

YOU'RE PRETTY DEDICATED, AREN'T YOU?

DT: I've got a couple of DVDs at home, yeah.

DO YOU EVER NIT-PICK THE CONTINUITY IN THE SCRIPTS?

DT: Russell's much better than I am. Russell's on a whole level deeper than I am. And then there's Phil Collinson [producer] who keeps it a bit quiet, but he's right down in there. He knows it backwards.

DIDN'T HE RUN A FAN GROUP?

DT: He is hardcore, he's well hardcore.

BP: Did he really? Run a Doctor Who fan group?

DT: I didn't know that, but I can believe it.

CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON LEFT BECAUSE HE SAID HE WAS SCARED OF BEING TYPECAST. WAS HE RIGHT TO THINK THAT?

BP: I don't know if he did say that.

DT: I don't think he did.

BP: I think he was misquoted as usual. I don't think he did say that. I think that was taken out of turn.

DT: You can worry about things like that and you can never take a job. Either, you get offered something wonderful like this and you can worry yourself into turning it down, or you can think, 'Well, I'm going to take it and I'm going to see what happens'. I wouldn't have missed this for the world. So, what happens, happens.

SO YOU'RE GOING TO STICK AROUND.

DT: Well, if I survive the end of episode 13.

COULD YOU TALK A BIT ABOUT WHAT IT WAS LIKE WORKING WITH LIS SLADEN?

DT: It's interesting how the episode works, I think. If you know about Sarah Jane Smith, you kind of watch the episode from the point of view of the Doctor. And if you are younger or don't know that Lis Sladen was in the show before, you kind of watch it through Rose. And funnily enough, that was reflected in our own experience, because I grew up watching Lis in the show.

BP: I didn't know who she was.

DT: Billie's a little bit younger than me, so she didn't.

BP: Well, I knew who she was. Her hair gave her away. She's got great hair.

DT: She's got amazing hair.

BP: Amazing legs!

DT: Yeah, amazing legs.

BP: She's hot.

DT: She is quite hot. So, I think, again, what's clever about the way the writers approach this show is they make nods to the past, but they don't exclude anyone who wasn't there. And I think that episode is a real testament to the way that's been handled.

BP: Yeah, it's funny. We have a great bitch-fight. And, it starts off... I mean, we're just waiting to go at each other. And we're both quite jealous, I think, which we find it quite hard to cope with... but we're straight in there. And it's good. And in the end Rose actually asks her questions about what it was like being with the Doctor and should she stay on as a companion. Is she going to be burnt? Is she going to be left behind? All of these things. She confides in her. So it was nice, nice to play.

DT: Again, what's clever about the way this show works is it exists on several levels. It's an adventure story but it does go to some quite interesting emotional places as well.

BP: That's really cool, yeah.

DT: And Russell doesn't shy away from that and I think that's what gives it that extra texture.

BILLIE, HAVE YOU BEEN EDUCATED IN DOCTOR WHO NOW?

BP: I'm still a bit crap, let's be honest. Please don't ask me anything, because I'll just panic and start sweating. I can't cope with it. No, go on.

HAVE YOU SAT DOWN AND WATCHED SOME OF THE OLD DVDS?

BP: We haven't had time! We haven't had time!

DT: No, no.

BP: We often do... we do... we sit and laugh at it sometimes. No, the thing is we're dealing with what's going on at the moment, and we have to because every day is full on and every day you have to concentrate and commit. So, that's enough to cope with, for me, at the moment.

DT: Rose doesn't know what's gone before.

BP: Rose doesn't know it, so that works quite nicely [laughs].

DT: How convenient.

BP: Talk about convenience. But, yeah, I have learnt bits and bobs. The fans have taught me quite a lot. And some of the old books. What's funny is that I didn't really understand sci-fi before I started Doctor Who and I just didn't really get it. Now I have this whole... I don't know, I'm loving it more and more. That's a good place to be. Then I'll start exploring the past and what's gone before.

WHAT DO YOU DO TO LET OFF STEAM AND RELAX?

DT: You just kind of collapse, really, at the weekend.

BP: You pad around your flat a lot, going to Tesco all the time, buying pasta.

DT: Tesco is good. Not Tesco per se. I support all supermarkets!

BP: You live near a Tesco.

DT: I live near it, yeah.

BP: I just sit on the sofa for two days and don't really do that much.

DT: They're such long days. We're both up tomorrow at 6am, and we'll both be there until 8pm, or whatever it is. You go home and you learn lines for the next day. So come the weekend you don't have the energy for...

BP: I don't even want to talk to anyone. I like to sit in my flat and be completely selfish. Watch TV, eat far too much food, drink some beers. Sounds good actually.

DT: Yeah, shall we come around?

WHAT GADGET OR TOOL WOULD CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOR THE BETTER?

DT: Ending on an easy one, then!

BP: I know! A Swiss army knife.

DT: Really?

BP: Yeah! Those things are good!

DT: What would you use it for?

BP: Everything! Have you seen those things?

DT: Well, you know. You'd use the bottle-opener once in a while.

BP: No but, these new ones that are out are great.

DT: They've got iPods in them.

BP: iPods, everything. I could do with one of those, actually. I asked for one last year and didn't get one.

DT: I need a new top for my table, does that count?

BP: That's not a gadget.

DT: No? I broke my kitchen table.

BILLIE, AREN'T YOU WORRIED YOU'LL NOW GET KNIVES IN THE POST?

BP: That would be a bit scary.

ARE YOU GOING TO REGRET YOU SAID THAT?

BP: No, I love 'em!