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Published on June 14th, 2010 | by Meredith Burdett

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Kids Stare-Out Tennant

It’s happened to many of us. Walking down the street, minding your own business when all of a sudden-wham! You’re face to face with an actor or actress that you recognise from a film or a television show and you can do nothing but stare at them silently, looking ever so lightly like a stalker, as they walk on by.

Former Doctor Who David TennantIt seems however, that some children at a school in Glasgow have no such problem when coming face to face with well known faces as former Doctor Who star David Tennant found out whilst filming scenes for a new BBC drama, The Single Father.

Producers of the film instructed the 90 strong crowd of kids at the school not to stare or wave at the actor as he played out the scene which involved running from a car parked outside of the school.

The lure of the tenth doctor proved a bit too much for some however, as they couldn’t help but sneak glances and (what they thought were) subtle waves at Tennant which lead to numerous retakes. A parent commented:

“They just couldn’t help it. They were all sneaking side glances at him and some had their hands tight to their bodies waving at him thinking the camera couldn’t see that. It took forever to do, they had to do it over and over again.”

Not your fault kids, anybody who’s a fan of the show would have done the same thing!

The Single Father is out later this year; the full article, which includes an amusing observation from a BBC spokesperson, can be found here.

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What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!




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