Wednesday, 30 April 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 30th April 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video interview (which should play worldwide) from an interview David gave to BBC Breakfast a week after he announced that he was leaving Doctor Who.

Click here to watch the interview.







Tuesday, 29 April 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 29th April 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a MP3 from when David Tennant was on Absolute Radio in October 2010.

Click here to listen to it but they discuss filming the programme, buying adult magazines and David evicting Maggie from the travel chair!











Monday, 28 April 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 28th April 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the third part of episode one of the documentary which David Tennant narrated a few years ago which was called Everest ER.











Sunday, 27 April 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 27th April 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is an audio clip of Steven Moffat talking about how David Tennant reverts to his Scottish accent whenever he goes wrong on set and then there is some video at the end proving this!











Saturday, 26 April 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 26th April 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the second part of the documentary which David Tennant narrated a few years ago which was called Everest ER.










Friday, 25 April 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 25th April 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a preview clip of Single Father which the BBC released for the second episode.

It shows David Tennant as Dave and Suranne Jones as Sarah talking about a kiss they shared.




The answers to the quiz yesterday are:
1.
Journey's End
2. The Christmas Invasion
3. Ready, Steady, Cook
4. Partners in Crime
5. Single Father
6. Top Gear
7. QI
8. Extras

Did you get most of them correct?









Thursday, 24 April 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 24th April 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a little quiz!

Name the David Tennant production each of the following photos is from but if it is Doctor Who, you need to name the episode.

The answers will be posted tomorrow.

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 23rd April 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the first part of a documentary which David Tennant narrated a few years ago which was called Everest ER.










Tuesday, 22 April 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 22nd April 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the third video from a BBC America special programme about David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor just before they aired his final episodes. As well as clips of Doctor Who, they also interviewed David, Russell T Davies and Julie Gardner.

Click here to watch part three of the programme.









Monday, 21 April 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 21st April 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is (apparently) 299 photos of David Tennant in three minutes and twenty six seconds!





Sunday, 20 April 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 20th April 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the video of David Tennant on the Mastermind section of Comic Relief from a few years ago.

David later described this as one of the most terrifying things he had ever done!














Saturday, 19 April 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 19th April 2014

Just a word of warning that the I has a swear word in it.

On Wednesday 8th December 2010 David Tennant attended the ICAP charity event.

Among all the press reports was a post by someone there that his wife Lisa had been unable to attend as she'd intended as she was sick and David had kindly filmed a video message on his phone for her.

Click the link below to watch the video from his phone.















Friday, 18 April 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 18th April 2014

As most of our followers will know, it is David Tennant's 43rd birthday today.

To celebrate we have posted 43 of his best quotes.

Click here to view the list.







Thursday, 17 April 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 17th April 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a batch of photos of David Tennant and Mark Gatiss from over the years which shows all the different productions they have been in together.

After the photos there is the sweet story about David telling Mark that he was to become the Tenth Doctor.

Many thanks to MizGnomer for compiling this.

Click here to view the photos and article.















Wednesday, 16 April 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 16th April 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a little fun thing that the website Tennantively.org had available for people to play.


It's a 'Dress David Game' and can be played here. All the instructions are on the page.



Tuesday, 15 April 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 15th April 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the second video from a BBC America special programme about David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor just before they aired his final episodes. As well as clips of Doctor Who, they also interviewed David, Russell T Davies and Julie Gardner.


Click here to watch part two of the programme.







Monday, 14 April 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 14th April 2014

Before the David Tennant Treat 4 Today just an explanation about yesterday's Treat. We wrote 'The sentence structure is slightly strange but the article is still understandable' and the author kindly contacted us to explain that it is because the story was written verbatim, in other words exactly as it was told to him.

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video clip taken from the short-lived Christian O'Connell Solution on Radio Five Live which David Tennant appeared on in September 2009.










Sunday, 13 April 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 13th April 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a lovely story about David Tennant from before he was famous which was tweeted to us this past week.

The sentence structure is slightly strange but the article is still understandable.

Click here to read it.













Friday, 11 April 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 11th April 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video from a BBC America special programme about David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor just before they aired his final episodes. As well as clips of Doctor Who, they also interviewed David, Russell T Davies and Julie Gardner.

Click here to watch part one of the programme.





Thursday, 10 April 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 10th April 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today are the deleted scenes and bloopers for Nativity 2! Danger In The Manager!





Wednesday, 9 April 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 9th April 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a great selection of photos of David Tennant with various other actors who have played The Doctor.

The photos are from before, during and after David played the Tenth Doctor.

Many thanks to MizGnomer for her work in compiling these photos and to the kind person who suggested this as a Treat.

Click here for the link.







Tuesday, 8 April 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 8th April 2014


The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is part of an interview / article about David Tennant which was published on Sunday 23rd July 2000 in the newspaper Scotland On Sunday when David was at the RSC in Stratford-Upon-Avon.

"One of theatre's big discoveries, Tennant arrived at Stratford in January to start rehearsing his lead role in The Rivals. At the same time he rehearsed another starring part, that of the twin Antipholus in The Comedy of Errors. Both have opened to rave reviews and Tennant has won much praise for his performances. As Boyd, former artistic director of Glasgow's Tron theatre, describes, "He has a tremendous ability to communicate with an audience - he's like an open book. He has such an open face and an open spirit."

In The Rivals, one critic wrote that he "is blessed with the most eloquent left eyebrow since Roger Moore's". Another said of him in The Comedy of Errors: "Tennant's ingenuity and understated comedy are the production's making. His face speaks volumes and is as changeable as a weather-vane." And a third: "The best performance comes from David Tennant... rapidly establishing himself as one of the most endearing comic actors in the business."

Not that you dare quote any of these to "the skinny Scot frae Paisley".
There is no time for reading reviews, he says, as we race down the stairs behind the scenes at the theatre and rush across to the Union Club, the RSC's version of the Groucho Club-on-Avon for company members, to dive into steak and kidney pie and coffee cake. He will read all his notices at the end of the season, when he will have played 97 performances as Jack Absolute, slid down the banisters as Antipholus 72 times and fallen in doomed love with Juliet 45 times. There have been two matinees every week, as well as six evening shows since The Rivals started previewing in March. "I don't want to know the total number," he says, as I prepare to quote the statistics. "I haven't dared count them. It's too terrifying, although once Romeo and Juliet opens I'll just be doing eight shows a week and getting days off, because I won't be rehearsing."

Tennant reckons he gets his first Monday off in August. "But to make up for it, we then do three matinees. I get a very short break in September, I think. It's quite full on, but it's that or you don't do the parts.


"He is perfect casting for Romeo, because of the intensity he brings to his work," Michael Boyd says. While Tennant's great friend and former landlady, the comic performer and author of Does My Bum Look Big in This?, Arabella Weir, says: "He's astonishingly focused for his age and amazingly straightforward and honest. He's trustworthy and he's honourable."
Tennant lodged with her for five years when he "very trepidatiously" moved to London. Weir, whom he met on Takin' Over the Asylum, led him astray, he jokes. "She would shock me with the things she would say, but she finds it harder to shock me now. She probably corrupted me, but I probably needed corrupting a little bit. It sounds like we were lovers or something. We weren't. It was more she led me into the murky world of London. I think I was quite green when I left Scotland - I was blessed with a very good upbringing, because my parents are very moral, Christian people, but without all the brimstone and thunder nonsense."

There is still something uncynical and unspoilt about him, though. He confesses that being with the RSC can be scary. "Not only because you are in the home of 'world class classical theatre' (as all the brochures tell you), but these big Shakespearean roles come with a lot of historical baggage attached. People tell you how romantic Ian McKellen was as Romeo, or how masculine Sean Bean was, or how marvellous Laurence Olivier was. You feel the weight of all those ghosts, those performances that have taken on a mystical resonance. And because it's Shakespeare, you feel it's hard to make it believable, because it is so beautiful.
"With this play, everyone has so many ideas about it, that you almost want to play against the beauty. We did the balcony scene the other day and I was doing: 'But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun!' And I was going: 'How can I say that?' It is beyond parody, but all you can do is be personal with it and make it your own, if that doesn't sound too pretentious. I know that's how Alex [who plays Juliet] feels about famous lines like, 'Parting is such sweet sorrow'."

Rehearsals carry on into the evening, although Tennant has to dash off to a warm-up, then strut his stuff in The Rivals. The last "Bravo!" is still echoing in his ears as he flies out of the stage door, clutching his shopping. "The milk and the orange juice will be curdled. They have been in my dressing-room all day," he says gloomily. There is not even time for a post-show pint in the actors' local, the Dirty Duck. He has, he notes, only been there twice since January. "I'll make up for it once Romeo's up and running," he promises.
After the show, which finishes at 10.30pm, he drives the mile-and-a-bit to his flat, watches TV for half an hour to unwind, and then goes to bed with the Arden edition of "the greatest love story ever told". Then, the next morning, he's up at 8am, eats a bowl of Honey Nut Shredded Wheat - "my only concession to healthy living" - and drives back to the theatre, where he showers, goes shopping at Marks & Spencer for lunch, then starts rehearsals again at 10am. "I'm marrying Juliet this morning," he says. "Knowing Michael, it'll be something unusual and different. Swinging from the chandeliers? Probably."

The intensity of the rollercoaster he is on is overwhelming. Stratford is a gruelling, sometimes stifling, hothouse. Rehearsal followed by show, followed by rehearsal, in one long punishing schedule. After one-and-a-half hours in the rehearsal room, there is just time for a snack before voice warm-ups for the matinee of The Rivals. There, Tennant's rapier-thin young blade gets involved in sword fights and various cunning derring-do disguises, then he is off again for lunch. And back on again, for The Comedy of Errors. A short show, but a physical one, as Tennant slides down those banisters, executes pratfalls and turns in a brilliantly funny double act with Ian Hughes, who plays his manservant, Dromio. He also does the neatly witty trick of lighting two post-coital cigarettes after seducing his long lost twin's wife and then buries his head in Nina Conti's cleavage.
Later Tennant is in his dressing-room, stripped to the waist, slapping Simple moisturiser onto his face, swigging pints of mineral water, and packing up his make-up box, an old-fashioned leather bowling case. As we leave, we trip up over a bloody but unbowed Hotspur, about to go on stage and die in Henry IV, Part 1. Falstaff is plumped in the corner and wishes us a courteous good night, while various make-up girls daub elderly knights. "It's like this every night at this time," says Tennant. "You can't move for men in armour and there's blood everywhere."

There is still no time for one quick drink in the Union Club. "I've got to get those lines fixed," he says, as he climbs into his car. He pushes a taped version of Romeo and Juliet - in which he plays Mercutio and Joseph Fiennes is Romeo - into the recorder. "It'll help me with learning my lines and, hopefully, Joe might have come up with something new that I can nick for my performance." And he drives off into the Warwickshire night.


Romeo and Juliet runs until October 7, in the Royal Shakespeare Theatre at Stratford-upon-Avon. The Comedy of Errors runs until October 6 and The Rivals is in the Swan Theatre until October 7.
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Monday, 7 April 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 7th April 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the fun David Tennant 2048 game we tweeted a couple of weeks ago.

Click here to play it but be warned that it is very addictive!







Sunday, 6 April 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 6th April 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a photo from when David was in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2008. 

It's actually a photo we have used before but it's such a lovely photo that it is worth repeating.

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Friday, 4 April 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 4th April 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the comic sketch which was screened on the John Barrowman programme Tonight's The Night on BBC1.

The show had run a competition to design a Doctor Who monster and the winner had the chance to perform on the TARDIS set. To his delight David Tennant played in the skit too but not as the Tenth Doctor. Russell T Davies said later that he couldn't bear the final words he wrote for the Tenth Doctor to be against a man wearing a blue sock on his face!

Remember to keep watching after the sketch to see the moment that David approaches the winner!







Thursday, 3 April 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 3rd April 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the original photo of David Tennant for the poster for Hamlet.

The RSC have a policy of making a generic poster for each production which is usually prepared before rehearsals start so the company does not always know which costume the actor will wear. That's why David is wearing this coat which he didn't actually wear on stage.

David's picture was in the style of Caspar David Friedrich's painting The Wanderer Above The Mists but the original version released (reproduced below) clearly showed David standing on a step! This was airbrushed out of later versions of the poster.

However most fans preferred the large poster from the same shoot which was placed outside the upstairs ladies loo at The Courtyard Theatre!




Wednesday, 2 April 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 2nd April 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video about getting David Tennant's autograph told by a really sweet boy in his own unique style!

Please remember that autograph requests may take slightly longer at the moment as david is filming in Canada.

The address for David's autograph is available at this link.






Tuesday, 1 April 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 1st April 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is part of David Tennant's Video Diary, this time from the Weakest Link Doctor Who Special.

 When David filmed this there was talk that he was concerned about getting back to Cardiff afterwards for Doctor Who filming the next day as the recording was taking hours. However he seems quite competitive so there's some doubt about that!