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Yet even more David Tennant news (and Patrick Stewart too)

by Brad Trechak, posted Jun 1st 2009 5:04PM
David TennantI may be getting a little obsessed. Most of the posts I've written recently have been about the soon-to-be-departing Doctor Who lead David Tennant. I'm also quite disappointed that a lack of time and funds did not permit me to take a trip to England to see Tennant in the RSC production of Hamlet. Thankfully, the BBC has come to the rescue.

For those like me, the BBC is reassembling the cast and filming that production of Hamlet for broadcast in late 2009, with American and Japanese broadcasts to occur in 2010 (I wonder which channel would show it in the States? BBC America? PBS?). To sweeten the deal for us nerds, former Star Trek: The Next Generation captain Patrick Stewart plays Claudius.

Perhaps they'll even let Tennant improvise the role a bit. I would love it if he could throw a little script that Neil Gaiman wrote for him upon hearing of his participation in the role.

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I may be getting a little obsessed.

Careful Brad, you're starting to sound like a fangirl ;)

I was able to go to London to see the final performance of Hamlet with DT, and it was absolutely worth the trip. This in no way lessens my enthusiasm for a recorded version, however, and I'm very pleased that TPTB put this together. I'm also pleased (though not surprised) that PBS is involved with the production and intends to air it next year.

Now, if only HBO would get off their collective bums and air "Einstein and Eddington", which they co-produced with the BBC, but have yet to put on their schedule.

June 02 2009 at 10:25 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Hamlet will air on PBS. Co-Producers of the event are WNET/Great Performances which is a PBS production. Hopefully it will air early in 2010. I can't wait, and I want my DVD!

June 02 2009 at 7:36 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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