“Doctor Who opened more doors than it closed. I was never bored, but I wanted to make sure I left before it became a job,” says David Tennant in this week’s Radio Times, discussing his time in the TARDIS. “I’m very glad it happened. Mercifully, I haven’t been typecast.”
He’s talking to us this week on the eve of the new, semi-improvised drama True Love’s BBC1 debut, which sees Tennant cast as a married man whose life is thrown into turmoil by a reunion with his first love. “It wasn’t what I expected,” says the 41-year-old actor. “We were given a storyline, but no dialogue, which I’ve never done before…”
Also this week:
Stand-up extraordinaire Sarah Millican joins Radio Times with the first instalment of her brand-new column View from the Sofa, and in her debut she shares her thoughts on how you’re never alone with Twitter.
Springwatch presenter Chris Packham’s back with us to explain the interconnectedness of nature, Simon Schama discusses how William Shakespeare made the Globe theatre the Wembley Stadium of the Elizabethan era and Barry Norman opines that, from film to TV, the Danes make the world’s best drama.
Former EastEnder Lacey Turner explains why she won’t let the past hold her back in her new life after the soap, we find out how a spooking marketing gimmick is aiding the fortunes of a property features on Country House Rescue and we explore a surgeon’s dilemma, asking whether or not it’s ethical to operate when conventional surgery won’t work.
Plus, BBC pundit Colin Murray builds the ultimate Frankenstein footballer, combining the best bits of the players on show at Euro 2012, Andrew Collins explores period drama The Young Victoria, Alison Graham asks whether or not improvised TV is a good idea, and former Spook Rupert Penry-Jones discusses his desire to be a beach bum.
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