Thursday, 31 March 2011

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 31st March 2011


The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the current trailer for Doctor Who Series Six which loads of people tweeted or emailed about to us as it is believed that at 37 seconds the Tenth Doctor's TARDIS can be seen. (Even BBC Comedy tweeted about it today!)

The photo above is a screengrab from it.




Wednesday, 30 March 2011

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 30th March 2011

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today has been chosen by someone called David and it is part one of Ready Steady Cook from 2006.






Tuesday, 29 March 2011

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 29th March 2011


The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is part of an article about The RSC which was printed in the Review section of last Saturday's Times.

The photo above is part of the page and if you click the graphic below you'll be able to read what Hamlet director Greg Doran said about the production and about David Tennant.





Monday, 28 March 2011

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 28th March 2011


The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is an interview with David Tennant which was posted on an American website.

It was published online in December 2009 although the interview was actually conducted about six months earlier.


Click here to read it.






Sunday, 27 March 2011

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 27th March 2011

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video from earlier this year.

It's David Tennant presenting the People's Choice Award at the British Comedy Awards on Saturday 22nd January.




Saturday, 26 March 2011

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 26th March 2011

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today for yesterday was the clip of David Tennant as The Ghost Of Christmas Present from Nan's Christmas Carol starring Catherine Tate so today the David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the extras from the DVD.


Friday, 25 March 2011

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 25th March 2011

With lots of talk online today about the test screening yesterday of Fright Night, the David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the David Tennant part of Nan's Christmas Carol which shows David dressed in a similar style to his costume in Fright Night!





Thursday, 24 March 2011

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 24th March 2011

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video of David Tennant from Red Nose Day 2009.

It was played at the launch of RND which David couldn't make as he was filming Doctor Who so he recorded this video from the set.

Among other things David talks about his busking stint in Glasgow when he was at drama school!




Wednesday, 23 March 2011

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 23rd March 2011

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today was only added to YouTube today but it's an amusing four videos in one!






Tuesday, 22 March 2011

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 22nd March 2011

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is something slightly different!

It's a song by Michael Bruce who is writing the music for David Tennant's Much Ado About Nothing.

This video has been posted by What's On Stage and was show at a special event showcasing Michael's album on Monday.

What's On Stage explains it as:

"Along with launching the debut album of composer Michael Bruce last night (21 March 2011) at an event Live at the Delfont Room, producers Speckulation Entertainment unveiled a specially created music video starring a cast of West End stars.

We are always a fan of bringing you the funniest theatre videos we can find - and this is no different. We've been given special access to post the music video, along with stills from the film which can be found below.

Fronted by Avenue Q and Ordinary Days star Julie Atherton singing Bruce's song "Portrait of a Princess" the video includes a number of cameos, with stars appearing alongside Atherton as she takes her day's adventures take a distinctly adult deviation from your traditional fairytale.

In a series of camp cameos the video features none other than Olivier Award-winner Sheridan Smith, star of BBC's Being Human Russell Tovey, ex-History Boy Steven Webb, Jersey Boy and S Club 7 favourite Jon Lee and Avenue Q star Paul Spicer.

Can you spot all of the West End cameo appearances? It has to be said, some are easier than others, in a very "Disney way!"

Michael Bruce is currently composing the music for the Much Ado About Nothing starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate which opens at the Wyndham's Theatre on 1 June (previews from 16 May 2011). Bruce recently wrote the score for Josie Rourke's acclaimed production of Men Should Weep at the National Theatre and is Rourke's resident composer at the Bush Theatre.

As well as Atherton artists featured on the album include Ross Hunter, Paul Spicer, Sarah Lark, Sarah Earnshaw, Charlotte Wakefield, Mark Evans, Emily Tierney, Alex Jessop, Jessie Buckley, Anna-Jane Casey, Ashleigh Gray, Daniel Boys, Alexia Khadime and Michael Xavier, many of whom performed Live at the Delfont room last night, in association with Whatsonstage.com.

Bruce's album, titled Unwritten Songs, is available to purchase through iTunes, Dress Circle and iTunes.
"



Monday, 21 March 2011

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 21st March 2011


The David Tennant Treat 4 Today has been chosen by Jackie as she says "I love this photo of David and Billie together. I thought Rose was the best companion for David's Doctor."

Click on the photo for a larger version.



Sunday, 20 March 2011

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 20th March 2011

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a short interview by Jo Whiley's son Jude from November 2009 which was broadcast on Radio One.

Click here to listen to the interview.

I was never so self-confident at his age!




Saturday, 19 March 2011

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 19th March 2011

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video which the BBC uploaded to YouTube and described it as a preview for Einstein and Eddington.

It's hardly the most gripping preview clip but it gives us the rare opportunity to see David Tennant on a bicycle!



Friday, 18 March 2011

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 18th March 2011

As it's Red Nose Day the David Tennant Treat 4 Today is arguably the funniest ever sketch on the programme in its 23 year history.

Of course, the sketch is the one with David Tennant and Catherine Tate.

Click here for how to donate to Comic Relief / Red Nose Day.




Thursday, 17 March 2011

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 17th March 2011

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video of clips from David Tennant's appearance on Ask Rhod Gilbert from late last year.



Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 15th March 2011

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a link we posted earlier which relates to the Twenty Twelve team getting to grips with Twitter and is hilarious.



Click here to watch it and hear to read about David Tennant's voice-overs for Twenty Twelve.










Monday, 14 March 2011

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 14th March 2011

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a very funny clip from Casanova.

After watching this clip it's easy to understand why Russell T Davies said that David Tennant always thoroughly understood his writing.



Sunday, 13 March 2011

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 13th March 2011


The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the second vampire story which David Tennant read during his stint on Book At Bedtime in November 2010.

This story is called The Family Of The Vourdalak which is Alexis Tolstoy's terrible story of a father who sets off on a mysterious mission.

The description the BBC posted was "Leo Tolstoy's lesser known brother has written this compelling story about a patriarch who sets off on a mysterious mission but fears he may come back a Vampire. If he should return to their village after 10 days - he begs his family to deny him access and plunge a stake through his heart."

Click here to listen to it.

Please leave the light on....



Saturday, 12 March 2011

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 12th March 2011

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today has been chosen by Amanda who says she has chosen the clip "because I love the way that David and Catherine Tate got on right from the start."

This video is one of David Tennant's Video Diaries and shows filming The Christmas Invasion.



Friday, 11 March 2011

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 11th March 2011

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is David Tennant's appearance on Through The Keyhole from 24 Hour Panel People last weekend.






Thursday, 10 March 2011

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 10th March 2011


The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a very brief clip of Christian O'Connell talking about David Tennant today on Absolute Radio.

The question they asked their listeners was that if money was no object, who would they like to spend some time with.

Click here to listen to the response about David Tennant (and John Barrowman).

Many thanks to identity_no2 for tweeting about the mention.





Wednesday, 9 March 2011

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 9th March 2011

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video of David Tennant telling you a Bedtime Story!

This was his first story on CBeebies and is called Miki.




Tuesday, 8 March 2011

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 8th March 2011

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a clip from the children's programme Totally Doctor Who. This episode aired while Series Three of Doctor Who was being screened.

Despite this being a children's programme they manage to slip in a few comments which could be taken another way!



Monday, 7 March 2011

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 7th March 2011

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the very moving video about David Tennant's visit to the A and E department of a hospital in Uganda. This was shown during 24 Hour Panel People on Saturday and David introduced the video.

After you've watched the video this link allows you to donate from anywhere in the world.




Sunday, 6 March 2011

Saturday, 5 March 2011

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 5th March 2011

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today are seven photos of David Tennant from his slots on 24 Hour Panel People. Click on each photo for a larger version.
Please remember that all of these programmes are to raise money for Comic Relief. Click here for details about how to donate.















Friday, 4 March 2011

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 4th March 2011


The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a funny clip of David Tennant and Catherine Tate for a Friday.

This clip is from Saturday 30th January 2010 when they replaced Jonathan Ross on Radio Two.

This clip is described on the MP3 page of DavidTennantOnTwitter.com as ""A new brand of swine flu" / Pigs / Cat litter / "11 minutes into the show and we're talking about the consistency of cat faeces!" / Trouser presses and Bibles in hotel rooms."

Click here to listen to it.




Thursday, 3 March 2011

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 3rd March 2011



The David Tennant Treat 4 Today was suggested by Laura several months ago now so apologies to Laura for taking so long to use this as it's a great suggestion.

It's an interview with Steven Moffat from around the time of the second series of Doctor Who (David Tennant's first series) and Laura believes that the interview comes from the Doctor Who Magazine.


You were talking about the new series having a new Doctor, which is obviously one of the biggest stories of the year for Doctor Who. How early in your writing process did you find out that you weren't writing for Chris?

Oh, at the same time you found out! In fact, I didn't even see the headlines in the papers, Paul [Cornell] told me, he phoned me up or got me on Yahoo Messenger or something, 'Have you heard the news that Chris has quit?'. And I was literally, that day, sitting down to start work on The Girl in the Fireplace. So I had to email Russell, in my usual grump, saying 'What the ****'s going on?!'. And he said 'It's too long to explain - phone me!'. I knew who it was, insofar as any of us had any doubt who it was going to be. A fantastic case of somebody simply casting themselves! By common consent, the entire nation said 'It's David Tennant, isn't it?'. I think I told you that after watching Blackpool I emailed Russell - I've still got the emails - and said 'Well, there's Doctor 10' and he emailed back, saying 'You're the fourth person to say that'...

Well, I was saying 'Oh Doctor Who's on' every time he's appeared on TV for about the past eighteen months. How little I knew...

But there is something very, very Doctorish about David. And look at Blackpool and Casanova... I haven't actually asked anyone on the production about this, but I don't think there was a great deal of debate about who to cast. And he's known to love it, he's known to be a fan, therefore he will give it the full-blooded attention that the part requires. And I suppose there's also the question of what other actor of his level - and he is actually a very high-level actor now, having played the lead in several major BBC dramas, he's now a major name, he's all over the shop - what other major star was going to take over from Chris?

And given that it had been someone as big as Chris, it needed to be someone that big again...

And someone that good again. And Chris is a phenomenal actor...

Given that it happened the day you were sitting down to start work - did you still sit down and start work that day?

Yes, I did. Because there's a certain amount of Doctor Who work that is going to be the same whoever is playing the Doctor. 'They walk out of the TARDIS and something dreadful happens to them'... it wasn't a huge adjustment. I had my chat with Russell, which wasn't very long, about how things were going to be with David Tennant now playing that part. So: still not posh, still none of that faux-eccentricity. I sat and watched Casanova, and got used to the idea of him being the Doctor, and I wrote my episode completely separately from Russell writing his, and when we compared episodes we'd written the same Doctor, it was very similar. In fact, I think we'd written, on one occasion, the same line. I think David maps very easily onto that part - so much of what he does is a bit Doctor Who-ish, you know?

And have you seen him in action yet?

I haven't seen film, but I was at two readthroughs, including the readthough for mine, and it was amazing. On readthrough performance alone, David is the best Doctor ever. He's one of those dazzling technicians, in that he can do anything with a line, he really can do anything with a line. Now, a certain amount of Doctor Who dialogue is inevitably going to be 'There's a spaceship over there, let's go and look at the spaceship', and David can find ways of undercutting it and spinning it. He puts a lot of very good spin on his dialogue, and I think he'll be astonishing. I think he will conquer the world as the Doctor. But you've always got to wait and see - one of the things with David is... do you know David?

Actually, yeah, I've worked with him!

...of course - one of the things is that David in person is just an incredibly nice bloke, an extremely courteous, kind, pleasant man. With a Paisley accent, which is kind of weird. Have I told you my funny story about his Paisley accent?

Not that I recall...

Sue [Vertue, Steven's wife and noted TV producer] and I were at a wrap party for Sue's sitcom, and we got back very drunk. So I staggered upstairs to get my messages, and I hear this message that I assume is from me! It's this Scottish voice going 'Hello, it's very late...' - and I assume I've left a message for Sue and forgotten about it. '...Ah, Steven, yes..' - and the voice starts raving on about my script. And I think '****ing hell - I've phoned myself about how good I am! My ego has got so big it's phoned me! This is unhealthy, I've got to see someone...'. And then at a certain point he remembers, in that scatterbrained David way, to say 'Oh, it's David Tennant, by the way...'. But then, of course, I was incredibly thrilled to have a message on my answerphone from Doctor Who himself. Saying I was clever! But anyway, as I was saying - in person David is this very pleasant, quite good-looking bloke. On screen, a whole new thing happens, he becomes quite mad, quite dangerous. His eyes become different, and you think he's actually got a touch of the Chris thing, of being slightly scary. There's something odd about his eyes, and his edgy, brittle manner that I think becomes very arresting and quite powerful...

It's really noticeable in Blackpool, where it's a very small performance in physical terms, he's not throwing himself around like on Casanova, but you can't take your eyes off him.

Exactly. And he was up against David Morrissey, who's fantastic, and stole the show from him. He is absolutely making his presence felt, which is just astonishing. And even as Casanova where he's playing a loveable, affable bloke, underneath it he's got this dangerous thing. It wouldn't surprise you if he turned round and was quite mean to you - and I think that's probably quite close to his Doctor. I think the Doctor should have that thing that he's not just 'nice', although he is very nice he's also slightly dangerous. What I liked about Chris was that there was something about Chris that was slightly mental - his Doctor, you're not quite sure where you are with him, 'I like you but I don't quite know where I am with you'. There's a moment in The Long Game where he's saying goodbye, and then as they turn away he suddenly becomes serious - and it's not an ordinary actor that can do that, that can just turn the temperature like that. And I think we're going to see David doing the same stuff - that's what he's got to rise to, but I think he will. More humour, obviously - he's funny, David, and it would be daft not to use that.

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 2nd February 2011

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is one of those oddball articles which sometimes appears in the British press.
This article is from The Sunday Mirror and was published in the run-up to last year's General Election where the newspaper speaks about David Tennant becoming Prime Minister!
Click here to read it.


Tuesday, 1 March 2011

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 1st March 2011


The David Tennant Treat 4 Today has been chosen by Gail. It is the drama Recovery which David Tennant starred in alongside Sarah Parish.

Gail has chosen Recovery because "it was a beautifully acted, heartbreaking but realistic film and one of David's finest roles, imho. If ever a production deserves a DVD release, it's that one (and there are petitions out there, gaining signatures every day)."

This is just one example of a fan-made video using scenes from Recovery.