The David Tennant Treat 4 Today was suggested a while ago by Helen Cox. Helen describes this video as it "shows David's great range and passion. He is such a fine actor." It is what the BBC call his "Coward Soliloquy" (although I've always known it as the "Now I am alone soliloquy" as that is how the speech starts).
Last week we were approached by the charity Scottish SPCA as they wanted us to tweet about their Rehoming Week which looked for new homes for animals. We were approached because David Tennant voiced an advert for them in the lead-up to Christmas 2012 so the David Tennant Treat 4 Today is that video.
The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a clip from Doctor Who At 40 where they are talking about a Big Finish production with Arabella Weir playing The Doctor so there is a lot of discussion about a female version of The Doctor.
David Tennant can be seen very briefly in the line-up for a photo-shoot a couple of times.
But is it David Tennant who Arabella is talking about when she mentions her friend's view of Doctor Who?!!!
The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a clip from Planet Of The Dead. In this clip The Doctor calls the Unified Intelligence Taskforce helpline to try to get the bus passengers home through the wormhole. Lee Evans guest stars as the crazy scientific advisor Malcolm Taylor. Apologies if this video will not play in your country.
The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a behind the scenes look at the time David Tennant spent filming The Sarah Jane Adventures after he finished working on Doctor Who.
It was posted onto the BBC website and mainly shows David being interviewed by the other actors. However cast a look behind the people who are talking and you get an idea of how many crew are on set each day!
The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is 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.
The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a clip from Digital Theatre of Benedick's (David Tennant) monologue just after Beatrice (Catherine Tate) had pretended not to realise it was Benedik she was moaning to about Benedick. In this scene you can say how at ease David is with an audience!
The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is David's foreword to the Specials DVD Box Set. (Written before he met the Zygons in The Day Of The Doctor!)
In a suburban house in Paisley a wee boy was sticky-taping the leg of his oft-snapped spectacles back together. He couldn’t remember a time when they hadn’t been augmented with at least one area of peeling sellotape. Suddenly and quite without warning there was a rupture in the fabric of space and time and a tall, skinny man tumbled through a wormhole in the middle of the living room and landed in a puddle of brown coat at the boy’s feet.
“Who are you?” asked the boy. Confused and a little scared, but mostly loving it.
“Oh- ah, hello. It’s you! I’m you…You’re ..me”
“Eh? the boy asked. (Try as she might the boy’s mother could not get him to say “Pardon”)
“I’m you. In the future. I’m thirty-eight years old”
Because he was eight the boy accepted this quite quickly. “Is that my coat then? Can I try it on?”
“No, no, no -” Interrupted the skinny man slightly disappointed his time travelling was being greeted with so little wonderment. “This is my costume. These clothes are The Doctor’s. In thirty years time you get to play The Doctor. What do you think of that?!”
“Tom Baker leaves!” the boy boggled.
“Well.. Yes, eventually..”
“And then I take over?”
“Not quite, no, there’s a bit of time in between but..”
“And that’s what The Doctor wears?”
“Yes. Yes it is”
The boy took a moment to give his full attention. “I prefer the scarf”
The skinny man looked a little crushed. “But this is really cool. People write about this outfit in newspapers and style magazines. This is geek chic!.. But actually you’re right; people never really get over the scarf.”
“Are the monsters good?” The boy asked.
“Oh there are some great ones. And you get to fight the Daleks, and the Cyberman -”
“- and the Zygons?!!”
“Erm, no, no not the Zygons. But loads of other ones that you’ll love. And guess what.. Sarah comes back! and K-9!”
“K-9 leaves too!! ” the boy groaned.
“Well, yes but he comes back – with you. And there are loads of great companions. Some of them aren’t even born yet – but they’re just brilliant! And you won’t belive this, but you know Bernard Cribbins from ‘The Wombles?”
“- and ‘Jackanory’ -”
“- and ‘Jackanory’, yes. Well he’s in it too. You get to do all sorts of scenes with him.”
“Why do I have to wait so long?” asked the boy.
“Eh? I mean, pardon?”
“You’re really old.”
“I don’t think — well – not so – it’s all relative.” The skinny man protested.
“And how come your hair’s all dark?” the wee boy asked.
“That just happens..round about twelve I think.”
The skinny man regarded his younger self. “Look there’s quite a bit of stuff to get through first but hang in there. It’s worth it. I promise. I can’t tell you how much you’ll love it.”
“Really? Do I really get to be The Doctor?”
“You do. And listen – you are going to have: the best time of your life”
And with that the skinny man disappeared in a swirl of pulsing temporal vortex. The wee boy held his damaged glasses in front of his face as the wormhole blinked out of existence. That was unexpected, he thought. And pretty unlikely. Then he turned his attention back to the sellotape and the glasses. “The Creature from the Pit” Part Two was on later. He needed to be ready.
First of all, the answers to the David Tennant Treat 4 Today from yesterday:
1) Fires Of Pompeii
3) The Next Doctor
5) The End Of Time Part Two
The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is two videos which show David Tennant's arrival and departure from Radio Two on Saturday 9th October 2010.
At David's arrival, it appears that he was immediately surrounded by a group of eBayers (those people who get him to sign a lot of things to put on eBay to make a profit) so genuine fans could not get close to him but thankfully by the time he departed, the BBC had put up barriers to make it fairer and safer for everyone and you can hear the chat he has with lots of fans.
Click here to watch the first video and here to watch the second one.