Saturday, 31 May 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 31st May 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video from last November's 50th Anniversary Doctor Who Celebration in which Barnaby Edwards interviews Phil Collinson (producer), Steffan Morris (second assistant director) and actress Jaqueline King (playing Sylvia Noble) about David Tennant's era of Doctor Who. 
  
The 20 minute long video starts with Phil Collinson describing how it was when David took over  from Chrisopher Eccleston for the second series in 2005. He said "By the time The Christmas Invasion transmitted, we were terribly confident we had the best man for the job"

The importance of the companions, especially the return of Donna, and their families are discussed. 

At the end, Jaqueline King admits that she couldn't continue watching Doctor Who after David had left, because it was too emotional to watch another Doctor and Phil Collinson added David "took the show to a level it had never been to before and never since."

The video can be watched here







Friday, 30 May 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 30th May 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a screenshot from an online chat with fans which David Tennant did in November on The Guardian website.

In this section, he spoke about changing his name officially to Tennant.








Thursday, 29 May 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 29th May 2014

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

Many thanks to the kind person who uploaded it to YouTube.











Wednesday, 28 May 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 28th May 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a link about the Twenty Twelve team getting to grips with Twitter and is hilarious.

It doesn't include narration by David and it is silent but it is well worth watching!

Click here to watch it. The video should play worldwide.






Tuesday, 27 May 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 27th May 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is David Tennant's appearance on Through The Keyhole from 24 Hour Panel People in 2011.






Monday, 26 May 2014

Sunday, 25 May 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 25th May 2014

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, 24 May 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 24th May 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a very brief clip of Christian O'Connell talking about David Tennant a couple of years ago 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).






Friday, 23 May 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 23rd May 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today are seven photos of David Tennant from his slots on 24 Hour Panel People in March 2011.

























Thursday, 22 May 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 22nd May 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is David Tennant presenting the People's Choice Award at the British Comedy Awards on Saturday 22nd January 2011.








Wednesday, 21 May 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 21st May 2014

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

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.







Tuesday, 20 May 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 20th May 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is an interview with Steven Moffat about David Tennant from around the time of the second series of Doctor Who (David Tennant's first series) which we believe 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.










Monday, 19 May 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 19th May 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a clip of David Tennant, John Barrowman and Freema Agyeman filming The Last Of The Time Lords in Cardiff.

This was the clip when Captain Jack told The Doctor that he had been called The Face Of Boe. Near the beginning of this clip, the photographer pans to show how many people were watching filming that day and yet nobody picked it up!

My favourite part of this clip occurs at 17 seconds. The dresser is brushing down David (which is part of her job) and yet he takes the time to thank her.









Sunday, 18 May 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 18th May 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is David Tennant's first Book At Bedtime.

David read it on Radio Four on Monday 22nd November 2010. The story is Dead Persons In Hungary which is Antoine Calmet's eye witness accounts of real vampires. 


The BBC website describes it as "Antoine Augustin Calmet published an apparently serious anthropological history of the Vampire throughout Europe in the early 19 century called "The Phantom World." All the people he spoke to were adamant about what they had witnessed. His account therefore appears all the more disturbing and became the basis for the flights of Vampiric fancy that took off in the Victorian age."

Click here to listen to it.

And leave the light on!









Saturday, 17 May 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 17th May 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video from Newsround at around the time of the Press Launch for The Runaway Bride and includes a brief interview with David Tennant.













Friday, 16 May 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 16th May 2014

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

Many thanks to the kind person who uploaded it to YouTube.














Thursday, 15 May 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 15th May 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a link to a fascinating behind-the-scenes website about filming The Decoy Bride or, in fact, filming any drama.



It's easy to just think about the actors and their role in the production but there are so many more people and jobs involved and this website looks at several of them.


Click here to read it.





Wednesday, 14 May 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 14th May 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is an audio clip from the start of David Tennant's episode of Desert Island Discs. This programme was broadcast in December 2009, not long before his final episode of Doctor Who aired.


In this MP3 David speaks about fame, meeting young fans and about meeting Tom Baker when David was a child. David also speaks about The Proclaimers.


Click here to listen to the MP3.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 13th May 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a hilarious video starring Catherine Tate and David Tennant from 2007 in aid of The Laura Crane Trust which is a charity that supports teenagers and young adults with cancer.

Remember to watch all the video as it continues after the intermission.














Monday, 12 May 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 12th May 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video which features David Tennant as the voice-over.

David does lots of adverts and voice-over work but this one is for American Express.








Sunday, 11 May 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 11th May 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a brief interview which was in Hello Magazine in early 2011.
David Tennant talks about becoming 40 amongst other things.
Click on the picture below for a large version.









Saturday, 10 May 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 10th May 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a very short MP3 from when David Tennant was in Doctor Who (2010 to be exact).

Click here to listen to David Tennant's intro for the Elaine Paige radio show which was broadcast in February of that year.





Friday, 9 May 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 9th May 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is another deleted scene. It's from The Planet Of The Ood.

Seeing a scene like this which they managed to omit without interfering with the story, it makes you wonder how many other scenes were cut and didn't ever make it on to box-sets.










Thursday, 8 May 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 8th May 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a deleted scene from the end of The Doctor's Daughter and is a really simple scene in the TARDIS of just The Doctor and Donna.










Wednesday, 7 May 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 7th May 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video from a programme which was never broadcast!

David Tennant appeared as Gaz Whitney in a 2001 episode of the sitcom High Stakes which starred Richard Wilson.










Tuesday, 6 May 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 6th May 2014

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

Many thanks to the kind person who uploaded it to YouTube.







Monday, 5 May 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 5th May 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a clip of David Tennant introducing the 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who, or is he?!













Sunday, 4 May 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 4th May 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is MizGnomer's great graphic of David Tennant's record-breaking 24 Radio Times covers!

He is second only to The Queen and she had quite a head start on David!







Saturday, 3 May 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 3rd May 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a funny telephone call David Tennant made a few years ago to Absolute Radio refuting that he wore ladies knickers!

Click here to listen to the clip.






Friday, 2 May 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 2nd May 2014



The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a photo which has been chosen by Nicki.

She says she chose this photo because "I'd like to say it's because he looks so happy in the photo but it's also because we can see his tummy!"

Click on the graphic for a larger version. If you'd like to suggest something to be the David Tennant Treat 4 Today please email DavidTennantOnTwitter@gmail.com









Thursday, 1 May 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 1st May 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today are some deleted scenes from the Doctor Who episode Voyage Of The Damned.

They are introduced by Russell T Davies.