Monday, 27 August 2012

David Tennant: new projects, updates, and news

  • Comedy World Cup
Announced at the Edinburgh International Television Festival by Channel Four controller Jay Hunt and then reported immediately by both Broadcast Now and The Guardian, was the news that David Tennant will host a new seven part panel show called Comedy World Cup for the channel.

The synopsis of the new programme is that teams of comedians will use their stand-up routines to avoid being ejected from the competition.

Comedy World Cup will be broadcast on Saturday evenings but no broadcast date has been announced yet.

The news has already been reported by both the Radio Times and DigitalSpy.  
Source: David Tennant on Twitter (blog) 

Also reported by Metro and many others

More information (regularly updated) can be found here

  • Woodland Whispers
David Tennant has recorded some messages for walks in Milton Keynes for their Woodland Whispers project. It runs from Monday 17th to Saturday 22nd September. Thislink has full details. 

  • First photos from 'Broadchurch' filming
The first photos of David Tennant on the set of Broadchurch have been posted onto Twitter. 
See and read more at David Tennant on Twitter (blog)

  • Screenings of 'Nativity 2' and 'The Politician's Husband'

There are opportunities to see clips of two new David Tennant projects before they are released - The Politician's Husband and Nativity 2.

On Monday 24th September at the British Film Institute on the South Bank in London, there is a screening of all three parts of A Politician's Wife. Part one is at 6.10pm and parts two and three are from 8.40pm.

After the screening of part one, there will be a Q and A with the writer Paula Milne which will be "illustrated by clips from her past work and her eagerly awaited follow-up, The Politician’s Husband."

Tickets for these two events are already on sale to BFI members and go on sale to the general public on Tuesday at 11.30am.

On Wednesday 10th October writer of Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger Debbie Isitt will make an appearance at the Christian Resource Exhibition (CRE) at Event City (next to The Trafford Centre) in Manchester.

CRE is on 10th and 11th October and Debbie Isitt will be talking and showing clips of Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger on the first day. Tickets are only £4 and are already on sale.

Please note that David Tennant will not be appearing at either of these events
Read more at David Tennant on Twitter (blog) 

  • BBC America have posted a new video of David Tennant talking about 'Doctor Who'

Source: David Tennant on Twitter (blog)

  • Diary dates
Tues 28 Aug - The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists released on DVD and Blu-ray in the US.
Tues 28 Aug - An abridged version of the Doctor Who: The Feast of the Drowned audiobook released in the US. 
Fri 31 Aug - writer Ian La Frenais appears at Whitley Bay Film Festival. Among subjects covered will be The Spies Of Warsaw

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