Friday, 31 October 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 31st October 2014

As it is Halloween the David Tennant Treat 4 Today is David reading a vampire story from the Book At Bedtime series.

This story is called Bewitched and was written by Edith Wharton.

The synopsis of the story Bewitched is:

'Saul Rutledge had a girlfriend before he married his current wife. Unfortunately, he still slips at night to see her. Even though she dies several years ago...'

Click here to listen to Bewitched and, please, leave the light on!







Thursday, 30 October 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 30th October 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a short clip of some deleted scenes from Voyage Of The Damned.

Apologies if this video does not play in your area.












Wednesday, 29 October 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 29th October 2014


The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a clip from when David Tennant co-hosted the Absolute Radio Breakfast Show in September 2011.

In this 5 minute clip the description is:
'David interviewing Ian Wright'

Click here to listen to the MP3.

Please do not link directly to the MP3 if you post it elsewhere, but rather link to this page.









Tuesday, 28 October 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 28th October 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video of a few deleted scenes from the Doctor Who episodes Forest Of The Dead, Turn Left and Journey's End.

Apologies if the video does not play in your area.












Monday, 27 October 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 27th October 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the first part of the video from when David Tennant and Arabella Weir were on a quiz programme about one of David's favourite television dramas - West Wing.

In this clip David falls over near the end!










Sunday, 26 October 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 26th October 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today are David Tennant's clips from his episode of This Is Jinsy.

Apologies if the video does not play in your country.










Saturday, 25 October 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 25th October 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video interview of David talking about the Doctor Who cartoon The Infinite Quest. 

The video also shows David reading (and acting!) some of his lines.










Friday, 24 October 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 24th October 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a short video from David Tennant and Freema Agyeman when they made an appearance to promote the release of the Doctor Who Series Three box-set.


The video includes a little bit of David singing or humming along to the Doctor Who theme at the end!











Thursday, 23 October 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 23rd October 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is an interview by Jonathan Ross which also featured Catherine Tate.



David and Catherine were on the show to promote the fourth series (David's third) of Doctor Who.

Apologies if the video does not play in your country.










Wednesday, 22 October 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the short movie that David Tennant appeared in several years ago where he played the title role of a traffic warden.









Tuesday, 21 October 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 21st October 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video of a few deleted scenes from the Doctor Who episodes The Doctor's Daughter and The Unicorn And The Wasp.

Apologies if the video does not play in your area.











Monday, 20 October 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 20th October 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is about the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary episode, The Day Of The Doctor.

Apologies that I do not remember where this came from but it is the second part of a great article explaining the relationship between that episode and Doctor Who both past and present.

'Kate Stewart declares, ‘I need you to send me one of my father’s incident files,’ adding it’s ‘Codename: Cromer…’ This is a reference to The Three Doctors. In that story, the Brigadier (Kate’s dad) is transported to an anti-matter world in a Black Hole but refuses to believe he’s left Earth. After peering out over the alien terrain, he gives one of his most memorable asides, murmuring, ‘I'm pretty sure that's Cromer…’

‘Reverse the polarity!’ This is a reference to the Third Doctor’s ‘catch-phrase’ – a variant of ‘Reverse the polarity of the neutron flow!’ There was a line about this in The Lazarus Experiment too.

The sonic screwdriver plays a significant role in The Day Of The Doctor, even serving as a metaphor for the Doctor’s changing appearance. (‘Same software… different case!’) The device was first seen in the Second Doctor adventure, The Fury from the Deep.

The Tenth Doctor’s distancing himself from the phrase ‘timey-wimey’ is a cheeky nod to the fact he himself coined the expression in Blink!

Elizabeth misquotes one of her most famous lines when she references killing the Zygon. Her ‘real life’ original words were, ‘I know I have the body of a weak, feeble woman; but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too…’ and comes from an address known as the ‘Speech to the Troops at Tilbury’ delivered by the Queen in August, 1588.

Whilst looking around the ‘new’ TARDIS interior, the Tenth Doctor comments, ‘Oh, you’ve redecorated! I don’t like it!’ The Second Doctor delivers a similar line in The Three Doctors and The Five Doctors.
 

The Moment cries out in delight, ‘Now you’re getting it!’ Rose Tyler delivers the same line with equal joy in The Girl In The Fireplace when Mickey Smith begins to understand how to enjoy adventures with The Doctor.

When the Doctor attempts to save Gallifrey we see 13 ‘versions’ of him, including a glimpse of one Doctor we haven’t yet met… There’s another familiar face at the National Gallery – the Curator. But what is the true identity of this enigmatic figure? As he himself said, ‘Who knows?’

The War Doctor’s observation, ‘Wearing a bit thin…’ brings to mind the words of the First Doctor. In The Tenth Planet he commented, ‘…this old body of mine is wearing a bit thin…’ moments before regenerating for the first time.

The Tenth Doctor’s final words in The Day Of The Doctor are, ‘I don’t want to go.’ These are his final words in The End Of Time, spoken just before he regenerates. In An Adventure in Space and Time, William Hartnell, as played by David Bradley, says exactly the same thing when it becomes apparent he must leave Doctor Who.
'




















Sunday, 19 October 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 19th October 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a clip from The Fires Of Pompeii Doctor Who Confidential when David Tennant visited Pompeii.

In this clip he (understandably) gets quite emotional at one point.

Apologies if this video does not play in your area.















Saturday, 18 October 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 18th October 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a MP3 of David Tennant reading The Fir Tree by Hans Christian Andersen.

It was released by BBC Podcasts on 28th June 2011 as part of a series of stories by the writer.

Click here to listen to the MP3.

Please do not link direct to the MP3 if you post this elsewhere, but instead link to this page.










Thursday, 16 October 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 16th October 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is about the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary episode, The Day Of The Doctor.

Apologies that I do not remember where this came from but it is the first part of a great article explaining the relationship between that episode and Doctor Who both past and present.

'The title sequence recreated the look of the opening titles seen throughout the early days of Doctor Who and, as with the very first episode, the first person we see in The Day Of The Doctor is a policeman.

The sign the policeman walks past in the opening scene reads ‘I.M. Foreman / Scrap Merchant / 76 Totter’s Lane’. This is another nod to the first ever episode – An Unearthly Child. In that story, the Doctor and his TARDIS are first seen in the ‘junkyard’ at that address.

Clara is working at Coal Hill School – the school that Susan (the Doctor’s granddaughter) attended in An Unearthly Child. The sign outside the playground reveals the Chairman of the Governors is I Chesterton… Could this be Ian Chesterton, Susan’s teacher and one of the Doctor’s first companions?

As Clara zooms off from the school to meet the Doctor, she passes a clock that reveals the time to be 5.16, which just happens to be the exact time that An Unearthly Child was first broadcast on 23 November, 1963. That moment in history can be designated 17:16, 23/11/63 and that sequence of digits: 1716231163 happens to be the activation code of the Vortex Manipulator, as briefly glimpsed when the Doctor scratches the numbers into the cell wall.

‘The ravens are looking a bit sluggish. Tell Malcom they need new batteries.’ Here Kate is possibly referring to Professor Malcolm Taylor – one of UNIT’s scientific advisors who assisted the Doctor during Planet Of The Dead.

When the Doctor sees the painting in the National Gallery he declares, ‘It’s the fall of Arcadia – Gallifrey’s second city.’ In Doomsday, the Doctor mentions being present at the fall of Arcadia and implies the mere memory of the day remains harrowing.

‘The High Council is in session…’ That session is seen in The End Of Time and was chaired by Rassilon.

One Time Lord says, ‘What is the Moment? I’ve never heard of it!’ He obviously hasn’t watched The End Of Time where the weapon is first mentioned! The Moment’s ‘interface’ is of course played by Billie Piper who played Rose Tyler in the eras of the Ninth and Tenth Doctors.

Osgood wears a scarf similar to that favoured by the Fourth Doctor. And when we see the children of Gallifrey (during the scene where the Moment discusses them with the War Doctor) we glimpse what looks like a mini-version of the scarf being worn by one the youngsters playing in the sunshine.
The Tenth Doctor’s first words in The Day Of The Doctor are ‘Allons-y!’ He first used the phrase in Army Of Ghosts and went onto exclaim it on many occasions. It’s a French expression meaning ‘Let’s go!’

The alien shape-shifters The Zygons were introduced in the Fourth Doctor adventure, Terror of the Zygons and one was seen very briefly in Logopolis. The Doctor mentions a run-in with them in The Power of Three, apparently encountering them in Paris with Amy and Rory.

Terror of the Zygons begins with the Doctor returning to Earth to meet the Brigadier after his old friend contacted him using the space-time telegraph – the device seen in the UNIT archive in The Day Of The Doctor.'







Wednesday, 15 October 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 15th October 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a short clip of some deleted scenes from Partners In Crime, The Fires Of Pompeii and Planet Of The Ood.

Apologies if this video does not play in your area.












Tuesday, 14 October 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 14th October 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the video when David Tennant gets slapped in the face by a fish on Absolute Radio!

Don't try this at home kids!














Monday, 13 October 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 13th October 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is an old news item (including a brief interview with David Tennant) from BBC Wales.

This is from the launch of Doctor Who Series Two (David's first series) and includes him and Billie Piper being interviewed together which is something that wasn't shown too often.

It also includes Russell T Davies.














Sunday, 12 October 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 12th October 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a clip from easily my favourite episode of Doctor Who Confidential - the one directed by David Tennant himself!

Apologies if the video does not play in your area.














Saturday, 11 October 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 11th October 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a clip from when David Tennant co-hosted the Absolute Radio Breakfast Show in September 2011.

In this 4 minute clip the description is:
'Simple Minds Don't You Worry About Me / An incorrect text / David reading the traffic news'

Click here to listen to the MP3.

Please do not link directly to the MP3 if you post it elsewhere, but rather link to this page.






Friday, 10 October 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 10th October 2014

The David Tennant TV For Today is a short video clip from a Children In Need Tour of the BBC Wales Doctor Who studios from 2008.

David Tennant was playing in Hamlet in Stratford-Upon-Avon at the time so the lucky competition winners who toured the Upper Boat studios were greeted with this video by David.

(The guides for the studio tours were Doctor Who people such as Russell T Davies and John Barrowman!)












Thursday, 9 October 2014

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 8th October 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is one of those quirky little things that we find and sometimes post as the Treat.

This is an article from the Daily Mail which shows how photofit technology is changing in order to help the police catch villains.

One of the example they use is David Tennant's face but can you spot him???

Click here to view the article.






Tuesday, 7 October 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 7th October 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is an amazing post on Live Journal all about the ties which David Tennant wore when he played The Doctor in Doctor Who!



Click here to read it.


I'm not sure who compiled it but it's an amazing piece of analysis!





Monday, 6 October 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 6th October 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video of David Tennant and Kenneth Branagh talking about recording radio dramas.














Sunday, 5 October 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 5th October 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the video from Absolute Radio of David Tennant playing Building Tennis on Friday 2nd September 2011.

Click here to watch it.

(Don't try this at home kids!)







Saturday, 4 October 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 4th October 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the video of David Tennant and Kenneth Branagh talking about their BBC Radio Four drama Life And Fate which was broadcast on BBC Radio Four in September 2011.













Friday, 3 October 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 3rd October 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video from February 2007 from the Channel Four programme about 50's Greatest TV Dramas in which David Tennant is interviewed. 

I'm sure we don't have to tell readers of this blog that David was the Tenth Doctor and not the Eighth!

Apologies if the video is blocked in your area.











Thursday, 2 October 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 2nd October 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is one of his appearances on the BBC Breakfast programme.

This one is from 3rd November 2008.






Wednesday, 1 October 2014

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 1st October 2014

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a scan of a fun David Tennant interview from Empire magazine about three years ago.