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2009-01-02 15:06:25

The name of the 11th actor to play the iconic British television character Doctor Who is to be revealed shortly, the BBC said. The decision regarding who will take over the role from outgoing star David Tennant is expected to be announced Saturday on a Doctor Who Confidential special. Tennant said in October he planned to leave the long-running science-fiction series after shooting four special episodes in 2009. Production on the 2010 season is slated to begin next summer, the British...

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2008-11-28 16:54:48

Russell T. Davies, the man responsible for bringing Doctor Who back to TV, has been given the title Officer of the British Empire by Prince Charles. Davies -- the 45-year-old writer who had previously created the TV dramas Queer as Folk and The Second Coming -- revived the dormant Doctor Who series in 2005. He chatted with Prince Charles for almost a minute after he was presented with his OBE title for services to drama at Buckingham Palace, the BBC said Friday. Davies has said in the past...

2008-11-03 15:00:12

Outgoing "Doctor Who" star David Tennant says British actress and pop singer Billie Piper could be the next titular Time Lord on the series. Tennant recently announced he was leaving the science-fiction show after he wraps several specials set to air in 2009. He became the 10th actor to play the role of the Doctor in 2005. The Daily Telegraph quoted him as saying his former "Doctor Who" sidekick Piper could theoretically take over the role when the series returns in 2010. "Why not? It's...

2008-10-30 09:00:23

Scottish actor David Tennant has announced he is leaving the beloved science fiction television drama "Doctor Who." Tennant, who has been playing "the doctor" since 2005, is to leave the British series after this year's Christmas episode and four 2009 specials, the BBC said. The 10th actor to play the character announced his departure after winning the outstanding drama performance prize at the National Television Awards. "When 'Doctor Who' returns in 2010 it won't be with me," he said....

2008-10-13 12:00:28

By SHERNA NOAH DAVID Tennant is set to go head-to-head with his Doctor Who sidekick Catherine Tate at this year's National Television Awards. Both stars have been nominated for Outstanding Drama Performance for their roles as the Timelord and his assistant Donna Noble in the hit BBC sci-fi drama. Outstanding Drama Performance is a new category, replacing the awards for Most Popular Actor and Most Popular Actress. Tennant, who has not yet decided whether to return in a fifth series,...

2008-09-29 09:00:34

DAVID TENNANT could continue to play Doctor Who until he is a pensioner, according to the show's writer. Russell T Davies, the show's outgoing boss, said the Bathgate- born star may "go on forever" - despite the fact Tennant himself has refused to talk about whether he would continue to play the role in its fifth series. Davies said: "David may never leave, he could go on forever. "I haven't talked to him about leaving. "Maybe it will never happen. Maybe he'll be 70 and have to be...

2008-09-29 00:00:23

DAVID Tennant could be working the controls of the Tardis until he is a pensioner, according to the show's writer. The actor had refused to talk about whether he would continue as Doctor Who in its fifth series. But Russell T Davies, the show's outgoing boss, said: "David may never leave, he could go on forever. "I haven't talked to him about leaving. Maybe it will never happen. "Maybe he'll be 70 and have to be taken off the set. "David has brought everything to Doctor Who." Davies,...

2008-09-18 12:00:25

DOCTOR Who actor David Tennant looks set to be married off in this year's Christmas special of the programme. It was revealed in a new book that not only will the doctor, played by the Edinburgh-born actor, admit he is married, but viewers will also catch a glimpse of his possible successor. The revelations came in a book by series producer Russell T Davies, which also features e-mails he had exchanged about the show. Dr Who's wife in the Christmas special will be a character viewers...

2008-09-17 09:00:36

PLANS for Harry Potter author JK Rowling to star in a special Christmas edition of Doctor Who were dropped after actor David Tennant said it sounded like a spoof. Doctor Who writer Russell T Davies first wanted the Edinburgh- based author to write an episode of the science fiction show. But when she declined, he hatched a plan for her to make a guest appearance. (c) 2008 Evening News; Edinburgh (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-09-17 00:00:19

DOCTOR WHO star David Tennant scuppered plans for Harry Potter author JK Rowling to appear on the show. Writers on the sci-fi series wanted JK to star in a Christmas special. But Scot Tennant objected to the plot, saying he thought it sounded like a spoof. And the idea was ditched to "keep him happy". The JK plan was revealed in a series of recently published emails from Doctor Who writer Russell Davies. Davies wanted someone who could top Kylie Minogue's appearance on the show last...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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