David Tennant will be a guest on tonight’s episode of Top Gear as he prepares to take on an old adversary, the dreaded speed lap, in a Reasonably Fast Car.
The Tenth Doctor actor last took on the challenge back in 2007 (you can relive his first attempt in the player below!), but you’ll have to tune in at 8pm tonight – Sunday – on BBC Two to see if he manages to beat his original time.
You may remember that Billie Piper hilariously beat him, so will this be the moment that he is finally avenged?
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David Tennant has revealed that Chris Chibnall was “the only choice” to take over the prized Doctor Who reigns from Steven Moffat.
The Tenth Doctor actor – who also stars in Chibnall’s drama Broadchurch, returning to ITV this month – told Digital Spy that the series will be “in safe hands” when the incoming showrunner’s era opens for business next year. “I think it was inevitable that Chris would get it,” he said. “It’s a massive and difficult job which needs someone who is as talented and enthusiastic as he is. It’ll go from strength to strength.”
Chris has also been given the seal of approval from another recent Doctor – Matt Smith described him as “a wonderful writer” when he was announced as Steven’s successor.
Do you agree with David? Was Chris the perfect choice to take over from Steven Moffat?
We all know and love David Tennant as the Doctor but now he’s a real life one too, which just goes to further prove the Tumblr theory that there literally is nothing he can’t do. But you probably knew that already, right?
As BBC News reports, the actor – who helmed the TARDIS from 2005 to 2010 – was invited back to his old drama school in Glasgow today where he was given an honorary drama doctorate to commemorate his acclaimed career which spans award-winning performances on both the stage and screen. He said he was left ”rather humbled” by the accolade.
“It’s overwhelming but lovely to be back,” he continued. ”I don’t think I would’ve survived without my time here. It was an essential three years of practicing in a safe environment.”
Meanwhile, Steven Moffat has also been recognised for his contributions to the world of TV and film. Doctor Who’s outgoing showrunner was the recipient of his own honorary degree from the University of the West of Scotland, who described him as “a great role model”. A ma-WHO-ssive congratulations from us to them! That’s Doctor David and Steven to you…
Two boxsets compiling all of the previously released Tenth and Eleventh Doctor audio adventures will be released later this year, it has been revealed.
The original stories – written exclusively for audio – are read by various members of the show’s cast and have been brought together for the first time as part of these special collections. The Tenth Doctor set includes Pest Control,The Forever Trap, The Nemonite Invasion, The Rising Night, The Day of the Troll, The Last Voyage and Dead Air, and will go on sale on 4th August 2016.
The Eleventh Doctor collection, meanwhile, contains The Runaway Train, The Ring of Steel, The Jade Pyramid, The Hounds of Artemis, The Gemini Contagion, Eye of the Jungle, Blackout, The Art of Death, Darkstar Academy, Day of the Cockroach, The Nu-Humans, The Empty House, Sleepers in the Dust and Snake Bite. It’ll be available from 6th October 2016 and you can check out the packaging for both below…
Above – Tenth & Eleventh Doctor Tales, released 4th August and 6th October, respectively.
Join us as we raise our glasses to wish David Tennant a very happy birthday!
The actor – who helmed the TARDIS from 2005 to 2010 – turns 45 today, and we hope he enjoys his celebrations. He’ll be back on our screens this weekend as he takes to the stage to host Shakespeare Live!, being broadcast on TV and in cinemas, and Christmas will come early for Tenth Doctor fans next month with the high anticipated releases of Big Finish’s new audio adventures, as well as an original novel. Post your own birthday messages for David below. Allons-y!
David Tennant and Catherine Tate will be treading the boards once again this month to present the BBC’s Shakespeare Live! extravangaza, it has been confirmed.
The star-studded variety show will feature performances from a host of acclaimed actors, including Doctor Who guest stars Ian McKellen, Rufus Hound, Meera Syal and Sanjeev Bhaskar, who will take to the stage at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre to mark 400 years since the Bard’s death. It will be broadcast live on BBC Two on Saturday 23rd April 2016,whilst being simulcast in cinemas across the UK and Europe.
Are you looking forward to seeing David and Catherine back together as part of the special RSC event? There’s plenty more where that came from too, as the Tenth Doctor and Donna stars will be back aboard the TARDIS next month in three original Big Finish audio stories.
Not only that, though, but they’ll also be back in a brand new novel, In the Blood, which will be published next month. Written by Jenny T. Colgan, the original adventure promises to take readers on a madcap journey through the world of social media as one day, all over the world, internet trolls start dying. We’ll bring you more about the book soon, but in the meantime, check out its full synopsis and cover below…
All over the world, people are venting their fury at one another on social media. Dropping their friends, giving vent to their hatred, and everywhere behaving with incredible cruelty. Even Donna has found that her friend Hettie, with her seemingly perfect life and fancy house, has unfriended her. And now, all over the world, internet trolls are dying…
As more and more people give in to this wave of bitterness and aggression, it’s clear this is no simple case of modern living. This is unkindness as a plague.
From the streets of London to the web cafes of South Korea and the deepest darkest forests of Rio, can the Doctor and Donna find the cause of this unhappiness before it’s too late?
A brand new Doctor Who Magazine has been released this week and you’ll have no trouble spotting it on the shelves as it features two of the most familiar and beloved faces in sci-fi history.
And no, we’re not talking about Captain Jack and River Song (although how great would that be?!). This month’s cover stars are none other than David Tennant and Catherine Tate who – just in case you missed the memo – have reunited for a new range of Big Finish audio adventures which will be released to buy and download next month.
Inside Issue #498, the real life alter egos of the Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble spill the beans on their forthcoming return to the airwaves, which Catherine describes as “original” and “very fun to do”. Meanwhile, John Leeson reveals what it’s like to be the voice of K-9 as Elisabeth Sladen’s daughter, Sadie Miller, reflects on growing up in the world of Doctor Who. There’s all of that and more in Doctor Who Magazine #498, out now priced at £4.99.
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Big Finish have revealed the covers for their highly anticipated Tenth Doctor audio adventures.
Last October it was confirmed that one of the show’s most popular duos – David Tennant and Catherine Tate – would be reprising their respective roles as the Tenth Doctor and Donna Noble for three new original audio adventures, which will each be released to buy and download this May. To raise anticipation (which, admittedly, is already through the roof), you can now check out the artwork for each of them below. What do you think?
When the Doctor and Donna visit London’s Technology Museum for a glimpse into the future, things don’t go to plan.
The most brilliant IT brain in the country can’t use her computer. More worrying, the exhibits are attacking the visitors, while outside, people seem to be losing control of the technology that runs their lives.
Is it all down to simple human stupidity, or is something more sinister going on?
Beneath the streets, the Koggnossenti are waiting. For all of London to fall prey to technophobia…
Calibris. The spaceport planet where anything goes. Where anyone who doesn’t want to be found can be lost, and where everything has its price. Where betentacled gangster Gully holds sway at the smugglers’ tavern, Vagabond’s Reach.
The alien Vacintians are trying to impose some order on the chaos. Soon the Doctor and Donna discover why. An illegal weapon is loose on the streets. A weapon that destroys lives… Slowly and agonisingly.
So when, one day, her Prince does come, she is thrilled to have the wedding of all weddings to look forward to. Though the Doctor isn’t holding his breath for an invitation. And her future mother-in-law is certainly not amused.
But on the big day itself, Donna finds her castle under siege from the darkest of forces, marching at the head of a skeleton army.
When it looks like even the Doctor can’t save the day, what will Queen Donna do to save her people from Death itself?
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