Monday, 31 August 2015

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 31st August 2015

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the Coward Soliloquy from the film of the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Shakespeare's play Hamlet which was directed by Gregory Doran.

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Sunday, 30 August 2015

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 30th August 2015

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is an article which appeared in Scotland's Evening Times newspaper in July 2012.

It is an interview with one of David Tennant's teachers:
'When Jacqui Wilson was a resident dance tutor at RSAMD in the early 1990s, she was barely older than her students. There was one in particular who stands out from her five years at the academy – a tall young man who had an interesting take on the request to bring a prop.

That student had a star potential that she’s tried to foster in the thousands of young dancers she’s coached in the last 22 years. "David Tennant was fantastic," recalls the 44-year-old. "I do remember that at the dance exams you had to have a prop and he came in with a rose in his teeth and wearing a top hat.

I’m not surprised he’s done very well. There have been lots of actors over the years who I taught dancing. Certainly David was a stand-out.

He was very strong – he was a natural."'









Saturday, 29 August 2015

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 29th August 2015

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a look at the Doctor Who Children In Need contribution in 2006.

That year they hosted the amazing concert in Cardiff with loads of Doctor Who music and monsters which was hosted by David Tennant.

The video below is the fifth part of the concert which was televised that Christmas.

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Friday, 28 August 2015

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 28th August 2015

This David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a Fox News interview with David Tennant and Anna Gunn talking about Gracepoint.

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Thursday, 27 August 2015

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 27th August 2015

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a clip from the musical mini series Blackpool. 
 
David Tennant played Detective Inspector Peter Carlisle who arrives in Blackpool, England, to solve the murder of a young man who was found in an amusement arcade.

This clip sees David singing Should I Stay Or Should I Go.

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Wednesday, 26 August 2015

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 26th August 2015

Today's David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the interview with David which appeared on the DVD box-set of St Trinian's 2 The Legend of Fritton's Gold.

David played Sir Piers Pomfrey, leader of secret society AD1, and also Lord Pomfrey, who was Sir Piers' ancestor.

The movie was filmed from Monday 6th July to Friday 28th August 2009 (although David Tennant was not needed for all that period). The film also starred Rupert Everett, Colin Firth and Sarah Harding.

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Tuesday, 25 August 2015

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 25th August 2015

Today's David Tennant Treat 4 Today is from the Doctor Who episode New Earth which starred David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor and Billie Piper as both Rose Tyler and Cassandra.
 
The synopsis of this story is that infectious humans are wandering around the quarantined hospital but don't worry! The Doctor has a plan..

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Monday, 24 August 2015

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 24th August 2015

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a telephone call from 2012 he made to Absolute Radio ahead of his co-hosting slot the following week.

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Sunday, 23 August 2015

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 23rd August 2015


The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is an interview with David Tennant which was published in Doctor Who Magazine by Benjamin Cook.

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Saturday, 22 August 2015

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 22nd August 2015

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is an interview with David Tennant, Julie Gardner and Euros Lynn from ComicCon back in 2009.

It is an interview from IGN and  asks him about leaving Doctor Who (amongst other topics).

Link to read the interview.







Friday, 21 August 2015

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 21st August 2015

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a look at the Doctor Who Children In Need contribution in 2006.

That year they hosted the amazing concert in Cardiff with loads of Doctor Who music and monsters which was hosted by David Tennant.

The video below is the fourth part of the concert which was televised that Christmas.


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Thursday, 20 August 2015

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday August 20th 2015

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a series of eight videos where David talks about Masterpiece Contemporary, Doctor Who and acting in general.

This was quite a high profile slot for David back in 2012 in America as he was on screen to introduce a series of dramas on the PBS station each week.

Although David looks cool in the clips, apparently he recorded them in temperatures above 30 degrees in a hot TV studio!

Link to the series of videos.

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Wednesday, 19 August 2015

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 19th August 2015

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a very funny clip from the movie LA Without A Map.

Please be warned there is a small amount of bad language.

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Tuesday, 18 August 2015

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 18th August 2015

This David Tennant Treat 4 Today is from the Doctor Who episode Planet Of The Dead.
 
In this clip Lady Christina finds herself sitting on a bus next to The Doctor. They are in London, but not for long...

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Monday, 17 August 2015

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 17th August 2015

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

This clip is titled "I'm a movie, I'm a movie - which movie am I?"

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Sunday, 16 August 2015

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 16th August 2015

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a deleted scene from the Doctor Who episode Journey's End. 

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Saturday, 15 August 2015

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 15th August 2015

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a look at the Doctor Who Children In Need contribution in 2006.

That year they hosted the amazing concert in Cardiff with loads of Doctor Who music and monsters which was hosted by David Tennant.

The video below is the third part of the concert which was televised that Christmas.


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Friday, 14 August 2015

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 14th August 2015

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a clip from a radio item from June 2012 about True Love being filmed and set in Margate.

As well as a couple of clips from David's episode and a soundbite with writer Dominic Savage, the clip contains a brief interview with somebody David Tennant spoke to on the telephone for half an hour to get some background information about her job with Thanet Council as he based his role in True Love on that.

The announcer gets slightly confused about when David's episode aired but the interviewee has some lovely things to say about David.

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Thursday, 13 August 2015

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 13th August 2015

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a deleted scene from the Doctor Who episode The Doctor's Daughter.

This scene was from the end of the episode but did not make the final cut which is a shame as it is a lovely scene between The Doctor and Donna Noble (played by David Tennant and Catherine Tate).

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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 12th August 2015

On Friday 7th August the David Tennant Treat 4 Today was 'that kiss' at San Diego Comic Con and today the David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the start of the Doctor Who panel at the same event in 2009.

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Tuesday, 11 August 2015

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 11th August 2015

Today's David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a clip from a scene from the 2008 film Einstein and Eddington in which Eddington describes Einstein's theory of general relativity.

David Tennant played Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington.

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Monday, 10 August 2015

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 10th August 2015

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a further look at the Doctor Who Children In Need contribution in 2006.

That year they hosted a concert in Cardiff with loads of Doctor Who music and monsters which was hosted by David Tennant.

The video below is the second part of the concert which was televised that Christmas.

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Sunday, 9 August 2015

David Tennant Treat 4 Today Sunday 9th August 2015

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a two minute clip of a radio interview David Tennant gave to BBC Radio 7. This was when he was promoting Doctor Who Series Two.

David was a guest of Caroline Williams on the children's programme The Big Toe Radio Show. The description for the interview is that he talks 'about his new role as the Doctor, how he loves the sonic screw-driver and the robotic llama that lives in his bedroom…'

Link to listen to the interview. This MP3 may not play in FireFox.

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Saturday, 8 August 2015

David Tennant Treat 4 Today Saturday 8th August 2015

Today's David Tennant Treat 4 Today is the William Shakespeare's Sonnet 71 which is read by David Tennant.

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Friday, 7 August 2015

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Friday 7th August 2015

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a video of 'that moment' between David Tennant and John Barrowman at San Diego ComicCon in 2009

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Thursday, 6 August 2015

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Thursday 6th August 2015

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a MP3 of David Tennant in Waiting For The Boatman which was broadcast on BBC Radio Four in March 2012.

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Wednesday, 5 August 2015

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Wednesday 5th August 2015

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 and 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.'













Tuesday, 4 August 2015

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Tuesday 4th August 2015

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a MP3 of David Tennant singing from Kafka The Musical.

This recording originally aired on BBC Radio Four on 6th April 2011 on their Front Row show. The drama aired in full a few days later.

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Monday, 3 August 2015

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Monday 3rd August 2015

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is an MP3 of a David Tennant and Catherine Tate interview from Front Row which was broadcast on BBC Radio Four on Thursday 19th May 2011.

Mark Lawson interviewed David and Catherine from David's dressing room at the Wyndham Theatre a couple of hours before they were due to go on stage to perform in Much Ado About Nothing.

 
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Sunday, 2 August 2015

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Sunday 2nd August 2015

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a look at the Doctor Who Children In Need contribution in 2006.

That year they hosted an amazing concert in Cardiff with loads of Doctor Who music and monsters which was hosted by David Tennant.


The video below is the first part of the concert which was televised that Christmas.

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Saturday, 1 August 2015

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 1st August 2015

The David Tennant Treat 4 Today are a group of photos from episode eight of Series Two of Broadchurch. 

David Tennant played the role of D.I. Alec Hardy in the eight part series which originally aired in ITV starting in January this year.








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