Who news: Tate interviews Tennant

By Phil Plait | February 22, 2008 1:30 pm

I just found out Catherine Tate — Donna on Doctor Who — interviewed David Tennant on BBC 4 radio, and it’s online.

I’m not sure this link will work but if you poke around the BBC 4 site for the show Chain Reaction you’ll find it.

The interview is pretty funny, as you’d expect. There’s a lot of Doctor in him, and a lot of him in the Doctor. She’s very funny, too. I’d love to hang out with the two of them for a while…

Oh! 19 minutes in they talk astrology. He’s the greatest man in the history of history.


Comments (12)

  1. tacitus

    Now this is funny.

  2. Thanks for linking the interview. I quite enjoyed it. Well worth listening to.

    Let’s hope their chemistry is just as light and bubbly for the next series of the show…

  3. tacitus

    More Tate (the red-headed “school girl”) and Tennant:


  4. tacitus

    BTW: My parents met David Tennant while he was at the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-Upon-Avon. They said he is a charming and intelligent in person as he is seems to be on TV and radio.

  5. tacitus

    FYI: The premise of the hit BBC show “Blackpool” was bought by CBS (I think it was) and turned into “Viva Laughlin” and sank without trace in less than a week last fall.

  6. revmonkeyboy

    I liked Christopher Eccleston more, but I was a fan of Tom Baker too. Tenant has his charm as well. I loved the interview, I saw him on Graham Norton too. I would love to have a full Dr. Who collection. Many of the episodes where destroyed because the british had no value on reruns in the old days. The series ran forever, or nearly. I hope that someone is saving all that still exists.

  7. Struan

    That was very good. They seem to have a real rapport. Bodes well for Series 4. According to posters on Outpost Gallifrey, this was recorded two days before Catherine signed the contract for her continuing role as Donna.

  8. Matthew J. Barlow

    A little off topic, and I’ve probably mentioned it before, but all Doctor Who fans really should watch this:

    One of the funniest things I’ve seen in a long time.

  9. defectiverobot

    I really hope so, Struan. I found her character in The Runaway Bride so insufferable that I consider that episode the worst of the series (by far!); let’s hope she’s no so bad in season 4.

  10. Moose

    DR, keep in mind her character was in her wedding dress the entire episode, and things were relentlessly going wrong in absolutely bizarre ways. It’s not unheard of for otherwise perfectly sensible women to go absolutely Bridezilla in those situations.

    (*Loud roaring in the distance*)

    I suspect she’ll be okay when she’s got both feet on the ground (for the ten seconds it takes for everything to go weird with The Doctor around.)

    Catherine Tate and David Tennant were absolutely hilarious in this interview.

  11. Struan


    I agree a bit about The Runaway Bride, but in fairness it covered a really, really bad day in Donna’s life, and by the end she’d become a rather more thoughtful and reflective character. She was insightful about the need for the Doctor to be reined in a bit too. She’ll be fine, but I hope that there’s still scope for her stroppishness to come to the fore when confronted by dastardly alien scheming. I can imagine even a fully-tooled-up Sontoran Warrior quailing before the righteousl indignation of Ms. Noble in full flow.

  12. Christa Cochran

    thank you, it was *wonderful* Now that I know that David Tennant has a Scottish accent, I love him even more! He is hilarious


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