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Published on December 19th, 2008 | by Christian Cawley

DT on the Mend

The Press Screening of The Next Doctor took place yesterday morning (Thursday 17th December), with lots of news snippets and hints (as you might have seen). 

Most importantly though, we got an update on David Tennant’s back which has – as predicted here – become the focus of much media speculation almost as rabid as the coverage of David Beckham’s metatarsal prior to the 2002 World Cup.

Russell T Davies told BBC News that he was expecting David Tennant to be back at work as scheduled in January.  There’s also no suggestion that David won’t be able to do particular action scenes – Davies is very confident that Tennant’s recovery will be full, but maintains that he won’t be pushed.

"No, there’s been none of that, and I think David would have told us by now because he’s read the first script.

"We’ll have to be very careful," he said. "I don’t think we’ll be swinging him on a wire on his first day back." 

Great news which dovetails nicely into the rest of todays coverage…

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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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