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UK RADIO: Listen To David Tennant In 2003 Adaptation Of Strangers & Brothers - The Affair

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David Tennant is among the cast of The Affair, a 2003 radio adaptation of the novel by CP Snow, which has a rare repeat on BBC Radio today. The Affair is the eighth volume in the author's Strangers And Brothers series which follows the life of Snow's protagonist Lewis Eliot through his personal and professional life. Ten of the novels were adapted for the series which was originally broadcast as part of the Classic Serial strand on BBC Radio 4.

The Affair is set in the mid-1950s at Cambridge University, where a scandal threatens the reputations of Eliot's best friend and his old college. David Tennant plays Donald Howard, with David Haig as Eliot. Other cast members include Tim McInnerny, Jonathan Coy and Hugh Quarshie.

Listen today on BBC Radio 4 Extra from 10am GMT, with repeats at 3pm and 3am on Thursday morning.

BBC iPlayer Radio is available worldwide via this link

Final Series Of Broadchurch Scoops Best Crime Drama At The NTAs

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Broadchurch went out on a high this evening when the third and final series won Best Crime Drama at the National Television Awards. The live ITV audience saw Jodie Whittaker collect the award on behalf of series creator Chris Chibnall and her fellow cast members.

Series three sees Detectives Alec Hardy and Ellie Miller, played by David Tennant and Olivia Colman, tackling a new mystery that rocks the small seaside town of Broadchurch to its foundations. When a woman called Trish (Julie Hesmondhalgh) appears at the police station stating that she has been raped, the hunt is on for the perpetrator before he strikes again. The series also saw the return of Arthur Darvill, Carolyn Pickles and Andrew Buchan alongside new cast members Lenny Henry, Sarah Parish, Charlie Higson and Georgina Campbell. 

Earlier in the evening, David Tennant was pipped to the Drama Performance award by Suranne Jones who was nominated for her role in Doctor Foster. 

Other winners tonight include Peter Kay's Car S…

David Tennant's Animated Feature Ferdinand Nominated in 2018 Oscars

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The nominations for the 2018 Oscars are out, and Ferdinand, the enchanting kids' movie about a gentle hearted bull, has been shortlisted in the Animated Feature category. Directed by Carlos Saldanha for 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios, the voice cast includes John Cena as Ferdinand and David Tennant as Angus. The movie was released worldwide in autumn 2017.




Ferdinand tells the story of a giant bull with a big heart. After being mistaken for a dangerous beast, he is captured and torn from his home. Determined to return to his family, he rallies a misfit team on the ultimate adventure. Set in Spain, Ferdinand proves you can’t judge a bull by its cover. The heartwarming comedy adventure has an all-star cast; alongside David and John are Kate McKinnon, Sally Phillips, Gina Rodriguez and Anthony Anderson.
The other nominations in the Animated Features category are The Boss Baby, The Breadwinner, Coco and Loving Vincent. 
On January 7th, Ferdinand narrowly lost out on an animated fea…

Good Omens Filming Update: Shooting To Wrap This Spring

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Last week, the UK shoot for the BBC/Amazon co-production of Good Omens wrapped following four months of shooting in locations around London and Oxfordshire. The cult novel by Neil Gaiman and the late Terry Pratchett is being adapted into a six-part series starring David Tennant as the demon Crowley and the angel Aziraphale respectively. The news was tweeted by  the official Terry Pratchett Twitter account:


That’s a wrap! #GoodOmens UK is in the can - next stop, South Africa. Inifinite thanks to @drmuig@neilhimself and our wonderful cast and crew. pic.twitter.com/WhBdsc3D5Q — Terry Pratchett (@terryandrob) January 17, 2018
All may have gone quiet on the filming front, but work is still continuing and pre-production is currently underway ahead of a month long shoot in South Africa during February and into early March. While most of the action takes place in the UK, fans of the book will be aware that a number of other scenes occur around the world, for instance, the first appearance of &qu…

Watch The National Television Awards Live Tonight - Will David Tennant Scoop An Award?

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The winners of this year's National Television Awards will be announced at a star studded ceremony at London's O2 Arena which will be televised on ITV from 7.30pm until 10.00pm tonight.

David Tennant has been nominated for Best Drama Performance for his role as DI Alec Hardy in the ITV drama series Broadchurch. He is facing tough competition in the category which will see him face off with Jenna Coleman for Victoria, Sheridan Smith for The Moorside, Tom Hardy for Taboo and Suranne Jones for Doctor Foster.

The third and final series of Broadchurch is also up for the Best Crime Drama gong where it will do battle with Sherlock, Little Boy Blue and Line Of Duty.
You still have until 12 noon today to cast your vote for David and Broadchurch. You can vote for free online at www.nationaltvawards.com or you can vote by phone 0905 647 2018. Calls cost 25p per minute, plus your network access charge, and should last no longer than seven minutes.
Tune in to see if David and Broadchurch w…

TV APPEARANCE: David Tennant Returns To The Last Leg This Week

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David Tennant will be one of the guests in the first show of the new series of Channel 4's topical comedy show The Last Leg when it returns this week. He'll be joining regular hosts Adam Hills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdecombe from 10pm on Friday 26th January alongside singer Craig David.

The award-winning programme launched in 2012 as a parallel show to the London Paralympics, but has gone forward with a broader current affairs remit, with a reputation for social justice and for bringing disability humour to the forefront, as hosts Hills and Brooker poke fun at their own disabilities.

Watch The Last Leg On Friday 26th January at 10pm GMT on Channel 4
David Tennant is currently shooting the BBC / Amazon Prime adaptation of the Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett novel Good Omens, in which he will be playing the demon Crowley. David first appeared on the show almost exactly a year ago when he gave us this message:



David Tennant Weekly News Update: Monday 15th - Sunday 21st January

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