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Published on January 21st, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

David Tennant wins NTA

David Tennant and Doctor Who both did very well at the National Television Awards on Wednesday, with an award for Outstanding Drama Performance and Best Drama!

It’s the fifth time Doctor Who has won since the series returned in 2005, quite a record!

David Tennant and Bernard Cribbins at the National Television Awards

Tennant’s reception was considerable – understandable given that he was able to attend in person on this occasion, and was gracious in his acceptance speech, taking time to remind people that Doctor Who continues withouth him and that he is looking forward to watching the show without knowing what’s going to happen next.

Stephen Fry was also the recipient of an award – the Death Comes to Time actor and potential season 28 scriptwriter was presented with an Outstanding Contribution award while his show Stephen Fry in America also picked up an award.

As David Tennant, Bernard Cribbins, June Whitfield and Elisabeth Sladen took to the stage to accept the award for Doctor Who, Tennant made way for Wilf Mott actor Cribbins, who said:

“This is absolutely wonderful and I know how pleased he must be as he’s been at it for four years.

“I think everybody who gets involved will be just as pleased as him, and I know that he will want to pay tribute to the team down in Wales.”

Congratulations everyone involved – and well done everyone who took the time to vote!

Catch up with some of the highlights from the awards at BBC News.

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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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