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David Tennant finds Broadchurch script security “really tiresome” amid hacking fears

The former Doctor Who actor said that he became a “grumpy old man” when trying to keep up with multiple passwords used to avoid plots being revealed

Published: Sunday, 12th March 2017 at 8:00 pm

You would have thought that after being in Doctor Who for five years, David Tennant would be used to dealing with tight security surrounding show scripts and plotlines.


But apparently the level of secrecy around series three of Broadchurch has proved a bit too much, even for him.

Speaking on the latest episode of Top Gear, the Star in a Reasonably Fast Car said the super-secretive nature of the programme turns him into "a grumpy old man".

“Yeah. It’s always been the way, Tennant said of the script security. "Anything that’s a thriller that has elements of plot that you want to hold back… particularly in this modern era, the idea that someone could misplace an email or that the Kremlin could hack into your account…”


He said that therefore being on the show was “really tiresome because everything gets sent out with a password.”

“One script has one password, another script has a different password,” he explained. “They give you a password and that’s in a different email that has a different password that you have to remember from last week when they sent out…I just can’t keep up! It’s just impossible.

“I end up being a terrible, grumpy old man about it,” he added. “’Just send me some paper! I can’t deal with this!’”


Don't worry David. The secrets will out soon: Broadchurch series three continues at 9pm on Monday 13 March on ITV


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