David Tennant is one of the best-loved actors on the small and the big screen with a body of work that goes back several decades, and a range of roles that continue to surprise and delight audiences across genres.

Like so many who have taken on the iconic role, in TV terms, David Tennant is known to many for his brilliant portrayal of the tenth Doctor in BBC's flagship Sci-Fi show Doctor Who, a role he played between 2005 and 2010, preceded by Christopher Ecclestone and followed by Matt Smith.

However, there is much, much more to David Tennant's exceptional TV career than Doctor Who.

From keeping the nation guessing week-in-week-out as lead detective in Chris Chibnall's brilliant Broadchurch on ITV to transforming into the pleasure-seeking Casanova in the BBC's 2005 comedy drama from Russell T Davies, and morphing into Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's Crowley in the TV adaptation of Good Omens to bringing comic book Kilgrave alive in Marvel's Jessica Jones, David Tennant has proven he has great range as an actor and entertained millions on the small screen with his performances.

The following are some of our favourite small screen roles that David Tennant has delivered across his career, and details of how to watch them.

So if you just can't wait for the next Tennant show to hit your TV screens or streaming service, there's plenty of shows here to go back and explore...

Happy viewing...

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  • Inside Man

    Everyone’s a murderer, you just need a good reason and a bad day. From death row to a quaint English village, Steven Moffat's devilish drama with David Tennant and Stanley Tucci.

  • Doctor Who

    The modern adventures across space and time - from Christopher Eccleston to Jodie Whittaker. It's the trip of a lifetime.

  • Good Omens

    Dramatisation of Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's book about an angel and a demon joining forces to prevent the end of the world. With Michael Sheen and David Tennant.

  • Jessica Jones

    Following the tragic end of her brief superhero career, Jessica Jones tries to rebuild her life as a private investigator, dealing with cases involving people with remarkable abilities in New York City.

  • Deadwater Fell

    When a seemingly happy family is murdered by someone known and trusted, cracks appear on the surface of a supposedly idyllic community.

  • Final Space

    An astronaut named Gary and his planet-destroying sidekick called Mooncake embark on serialized journeys through space in order to unlock the mystery of where the universe actually ends and if it actually does exist.

  • W1A

    Spoof documentary sequel to Twenty Twelve with Hugh Bonneville, following former Olympic Deliverance Commission chief Ian Fletcher in his new job as head of values at the BBC.

  • There She Goes

    David Tennant and Jessica Hynes play the parents of a severely disabled nine-year-old in Shaun Pye's comedy drama, which is based on his own experience of raising his daughter.

  • Twenty Twelve

    "Twenty Twelve" is a spoof documentary series following the challenges faced by the fictional team entrusted with organising the London Olympic Games. In the opening edition, the marketing team comes up with the idea of a clock to mark 1,000 days to the opening of the games. When the clock is installed outside the Tate Modern on the banks of the Thames, it has a potentially disastrous design flaw that no one previously noticed. Meanwhile, the process of deciding which public figures should be approached to carry the Olympic Torch around Britain begins, and head of deliverance Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville) discovers he is going on a romantic break with his wife - whether he likes it or not. The series also features Jessica Hynes, Amelia Bullmore and Olivia Colman. It is narrated by David Tennant. It premiered on BBC Four in March 2011 before transferring to BBC Two in July of the same year.

  • Around the World in 80 Days

    Following an outrageous wager, wealthy Englishman Phileas Fogg and his French valet, Passepartout, take on the unlikely challenge of circumnavigating the globe in just 80 days. The pair are swiftly joined on their journey by aspiring journalist Abigail 'Fix' Fortescue, who seizes the chance to report on this extraordinary feat. Adaptation of Jules Verne's late 1800s-set adventure, starring David Tennant, Ibrahim Koma and Leonie Benesch

  • Des

    Fact-based drama starring David Tennant as notorious serial killer Dennis Nilsen, who was arrested in 1983 after the discovery of decaying human remains in the drains of his property in Muswell Hill, north London. Also starring Daniel Mays, Jason Watkins and Barry Ward

  • Broadchurch

    Murder mystery with David Tennant and Olivia Colman. An idyllic seaside town in Dorset becomes the focus of police activity and media attention following the death of an 11-year-old boy.

  • Staged

    Comedy with David Tennant and Michael Sheen as actors who were due to put on a play in the West End before it was put on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • The Escape Artist

    A junior barrister celebrated for spiriting people out of tight legal corners represents an accused murderer.

  • The Politician's Husband

    Political drama series about a marriage between two politicians, and what happens when the wife's career starts to overshadow her husband's.

  • Spies of Warsaw

    A military attaché at the French embassy is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of Warsaw.

  • This Is Jinsy

    The series follows Arbiter Maven (Justin Chubb) (the 17th Arbiter and "Wearer of the Hat") and Operative Sporall (Chris Bran) (nice hair and "Wearer of the Beige Suit") as they keep a close eye on the 791 residents of Jinsy from the Great Tower in the parish of Veen. Life on the island is rather Orwellian: each colorful member of the community is monitored by a surveillance system of tessellators, from local folk dribbler Melody Lane (Justin Chubb) to weather monk Tracee Henge (David Hatton). The tessellators include video cameras for surveillance, but also little screens to allow the residents to watch important island events, such as the tri-annual island cow wash (live from Glotters Field). Additionally, they include a handy slot for paying fines, and a sphincter nozzle for product and pill downloads. Each episode features a notable guest star. Some of the biggest names in comedy, from Stephen Fry to Olivia Colman, have appeared on the show.

  • Single Father

    After his wife Rita's fatal car accident, Dave tries to raise his four children, helped by Rita's best friend Sarah. Things get complicated when mourning gives way to romantic feelings, while his kids remain sincere priority.

  • Casanova

    After a life spent seeking pleasure and decadence, Casanova seeks his one true love, Henriette.

  • Blackpool

    Soon after local entrepreneur Ripley Holden (Morrissey) opens his arcade in his beloved home town of Blackpool, a murder investigation makes tears at the fabric of his personal and professional lives.

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