Tennant 10 years
Yup, you can check the year, the calendars, and your phone all you like but it’s true. It’s now TEN years since David Tennant became The Tenth Doctor.
In 2005 he took over from the fantastic Christopher Eccleston and took the show to new heights with companions like Billie Piper and Catherine Tate.
Now do you think time is moving fast and boy are we getting older… 🙂
Exactly a decade ago today, the BBC announced that a Scottish actor called David Tennant would be playing the Tenth Doctor! It was quickly established that he was a huge fan of the show and had even narrated BBC One’s ‘Doctor Who: A New Dimension’ which aired immediately before the programme returned in March, 2005.
Viewers had to wait a further two months before he made his debut as the Doctor, appearing briefly in The Parting of the Ways, but on 16th April, 2005 a new era was signalled – David Tennant and the Tenth Doctor were coming… Here’s the text of the original press release that made the announcement:
David Tennant confirmed as the tenth Doctor Who
David Tennant is confirmed as the tenth Doctor Who, it was announced today by Jane Tranter, BBC Controller of Drama Commissioning, following the recommissioning of the second series.
Tennant, whose recent credits include BBC THREE’s critically-acclaimed drama series Casanova, BBC ONE’s Blackpool and He Knew He Was Right, will star alongside Billie Piper who returns as Rose Tyler.
Julie Gardner, BBC Head of Drama, Wales says: “Christopher Eccleston has given an exceptional performance as the ninth Doctor.
“David Tennant is a great actor who will build on the excellent work already done by Christopher in establishing Doctor Who for a new generation.”
David Tennant says: “I am delighted, excited and honoured to be the tenth Doctor!
“I grew up loving Doctor Who and it has been a lifelong dream to get my very own TARDIS.
“Russell T Davies is one of the best writers television has ever had, and I’m chuffed to bits to get the opportunity to work with him again.
“I’m also really looking forward to working with Billie Piper who is so great as Rose.
“Taking over from Chris is a daunting prospect; he has done a fantastic job of reinventing the Doctor for a new generation and is a very tough act to follow.”
Executive producer/writer Russell T Davies adds: “Christopher Eccelston’s wonderful Doctor has reinvented the role, so that it now appeals to the best actors in the land.
“I’m already writing David’s first new adventure on board the TARDIS!
“Regeneration is a huge part of the programme’s mythology, and I’m delighted that new, young viewers can now have the complete Doctor Who experience, as they witness their hero change his face!”
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