Saturday, 29 December 2012

David Tennant Treat 4 Today for Saturday 29th December 2012

Continuing our look at David Tennant's career during 2012 for the David Tennant Treat 4 Today this week, today we are looking at his one-off programmes.

Leaving aside programmes where he was interviewed (e.g. The One Show or Attack Of The Show), during 2012 David Tennant appeared in four one-off programmes and coincidentally they were in chronological successive broadcast order! The four were Shakespeare Uncovered, True Love, Discovering Hamlet and The Minor Character.

The first one broadcast was The Minor Character which was part of a Playhouse Presents series of individual dramas. David's episode scored Sky Arts highest ever recorded audience at that time and left lots of fans puzzling what it all meant!

The next programme was Discovering Hamlet which was a programme purely about Shakespeare's famous play and David was one of the actors interviewed.

Next came True Love which was mainly improvised and was a series of five dramas set in the seaside town of Margate. Some of the characters were involved in more than one of the episodes but David only starred in the first one.

David's fourth one-off programme was Shakespeare Uncovered (originally called Prefaces To Shakespeare) which was a series of six documentaries where actors each examined a different play. David looked at Hamlet in depth and proved what a great understanding he has about the play.

To revert back to the David Tennant Treat 4 Today this video from Shakespeare Uncovered shows David explaining about all the 'baggage' attached to Hamlet.

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