David Tennant & Awards News

Our hero’s alter-ego, Mr David Tennant, has been a very busy chap recently, not only with Doctor Who, but also appearing DI Peter Carlisle in a sequel to “Blackpool”.

“Ripley’s Gold” will also feature an appearance by “Blackpool”‘s Sarah Parish, who will be sining with Tennant. Not only that there’s the new Doctor doll with or without coat which can be bought via a quick visit to www.tenthplanet.co.uk (they’re also available upon release from www.galaxy4.co.uk).

Tennant is also appearing in a BBC 4 dramatisation of the trial that surrounded the publishing of “Lady Chatterley’s Lover” in 1960; he appears as sociologist Richard Hoggart. Also confirmed for broadcast on Saturday 21st January 2006 is “The Romantics”, in which Mr Tennant plays the poet Rousseau.

There is also a lot of media attention on DT being voted sexiest male by gay newspaper “The Pink Paper”, but all of the above can be read about in much more detail at the frankly smashing wesite which is dedicated to David, www.david-tennant.com.

Meanwhile, Doctor Who has won yet more awards – we told them it was good years ago, but did they listen…? This time it’s the BBC 2005 Drama Awards, in which Doctor Who was up against the likes of “Bleak House” and “Rome”, and according to the BBC’s Official Doctor Who site, the results are:

  • Best Drama is Doctor Who with 55.86%

  • Christopher Eccleston is Best Actor with 59.42%
  • Best Actress is Billie Piper with 59.76%
  • Best moment was the return of the Daleks with 8.63%
  • The Daleks were voted Best Villain with 46.4%
  • Billie was also voted Most Desirable Star with 26.47%
  • And the BBC’s fantastic website got 71.17% for best dramatic website.

Curiously Doctor Who was also voted 11th in the Worst Drama Category…

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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