Tennant’s On The Verge… Of Tears

Doctor Who star David Tennant has been doing the media merry-go-round this week in promotion of Planet of the Dead while also filming the later specials in Wales.

Sounds very busy, and certainly not for the faint hearted – and it looks as though we’re going to be in for quite a heart-rending couple of episodes over the festive season in December 2009 if Tennant’s reaction to reading the scripts is anything to go by.  Speaking to Radio 1’s ever-aging Jo Whiley, Tennant revealed:

“I might have had a little cry. They were brilliant scripts and very moving. It was quite a big deal really.  I sort of turned the phone off and made sure I could read it straight through without too much interruption.”

He added: “Filming is now always out of schedule, so I don’t know if I’ll be sadder on the last day or filming the final scenes. That remains to be seen.

“It’s weird because it’s been four years. It’s been so all-consuming and so life-changing. It’s been such a big thing.”

“A big thing” – a Doctor Who fan playing the Doctor! He’s so right, and it has been an amazing 4 years. We’re looking forward to the final stages of the Tenth Doctor, and although little in Planet of the Dead is likely to point to the Doctor’s dark future, it nevertheless all begins on BBC One this Saturday night at 6.45pm

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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