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Tennant pays tribute to 'Doctor Who' heroes as he bows out

Among the millions of Doctor Who fans watching the farewell appearance of the time traveller's 10th incarnation on New Year's Day, possibly none will be sadder than the actor who plays him, David Tennant.

Just what the Doctor ordered: How David Tennant's Time Lord saved Auntie

David Tennant's reign as the Doctor saved the BBC – and it comes to a dramatic end on New Year's Day. But fear not! The next Time Lord, Matt Smith, will have plenty on his plate: the Second World War, Van Gogh...

Billie Piper to meet original Belle de Jour

Billie Piper is set to meet the real-life Belle de Jour, whose exploits as a high class prostitute inspired Secret Diary of a Call Girl - the drama in which the actress stars.

Doctor Who wins theme tune accolade

British science fiction drama Doctor Who has come top in a poll looking at the best sci-fi TV theme tunes of all time.

Close-up: David Troughton

The actor turning Alan Bennett's 'disaster' into a West End triumph

BBC denies new Doctor Who betting claims

The BBC today denied any knowledge of suspicious betting activity over the identity of the new Doctor Who.

Doctor Who replacement set to be named

The BBC is set to reveal the identity of David Tennant’s replacement as Doctor Who tomorrow.

David Morrissey fuels Doctor Who speculation

David Morrissey has fuelled speculation that he could be the next Doctor Who, saying he would jump at the chance to be in the show again.

Observations: Music to save the world by

So what do you get for the Doctor Who fan who already has the DVDs, sonic screwdriver, remote-controlled Dalek and life-size cardboard cut-out of a Cyberman? Well, there's always the soundtrack to Series Four, composed by four times Bafta-nominated Murray Gold. It's unlikely to convert those who objected to the Doctor Who Prom this year – the soft rock of "UNIT Rocks" and Carmina Burana-esque "The Dark and Endless Dalek Night" are a long way from Wagner – but Gold is rightly noted for his television work, having collaborated with Russell T Davies on Queer as Folk and Casanova.

Tennant to stand down as Doctor Who after four years

David Tennant has said will quit as Doctor Who at the end of next year. By the time his last shows are screened he will have played the Doctor, to popular and critical acclaim, in the BBC series for four years.

After the Tardis: Russell T Davies

Before saying goodbye to his incredibly successful revamp of 'Doctor Who', Russell T Davies has one last story to tell: that of the writer himself

King of the West End

David Tennant's rise from fringe theatre – via Doctor Who – is irresistible as thousands join a stampede to see him play Hamlet

Thomas Sutcliffe: All human life is just a 999 call away

I nearly called 999 the other day. Getting up early to pick my wife up from the airport, I noticed two central-casting ne'er-do-wells shuffling along the road apparently testing car door handles, while looking about them in much the way you would do if you were playing charades and had drawn the word "furtive".

Dr Two - but is this the end of Tennant?

As the Time Lord is cloned – and reunited with assistant Rose – fans must wait to see if David Tennant returns

The Weekend's TV: British B Movies &ndash; Truly, Madly, Cheaply, Sat, BBC4<br />Doctor Who, Sat, BBC1

One of the great problems with television today is that it doesn't offer children enough opportunities to see rubbishy old films. Back when I was growing up, in the Seventies, television had very little to offer on a wet weekend afternoon beyond wrestling on ITV and the occasional film on BBC2. Not being one for the wrestling, I grew up with a thorough grounding in early British thrillers, the Westerns of Randolph Scott, and the comedies of the Boulting Brothers – the kind of knowledge you can't put a price on. But now, when the weather turns nasty and I'm too busy Facebooking to let them on the computer, my children are faced with reruns of Friends, and programmes actually intended for children. What is that going to teach them?

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