Thursday 27 January 2011

The negative Doctor

For those that don’t know, the Radio Times holds an annual party at rthe beginning of the year to celebrate those celebrities who have adorned their covers the previous year.

There is a certain cache for appearing on the cover, and as a prize each subject receives a presentation famed print of “their” cover to treasure!

This years event was hosted by ex-Doctor David Tennant and he had the pleasure of presenting the covers to Karen Gillan (see above), as well as a whole host of other notables including Aiden Grimshaw, Keeley Hawes and the Downton Abbey cast.

The evening is rounded off with a party – not quite in the league of the Vanity Fair Oscars bash – but we like to think it’s up there with the best of the rest!

David was, as ever, impeccably dressed in a curiously reminiscent two-piece suit looking not dissimilar to his classic brown or blue pinstripe he wore as The Doctor! (see right).

He was like a negative Doctor!

A number of pictures from the event appear on the Radio Times Website, as well as in the current week’s (29 jan - 4 Feb) issue.
Here are the ones feature David.

Radio Times editor Ben Preston and David Tennant, carrying his first post-Doctor Who cover

Above: Radio Times editor Ben Preston, Karen Gillan and host for the night David Tennant

Above: David Tennant with Coronation Street’s Helen Worth, ex Who producer Phil Collinson, Barbara Knox and Ben Preston

Right: David Tennant larking around with Helen Worth as Barbara Knox, Ben Preston and Phil Collinson look on
Left: a reunion of Doctor (David Tenannt) and producer (Phil Collinson)

Right: Silence In the Library’s Steve Pemberton catches up with David Tenannt as Siobhan Finneran looks on

Above: Steven Moffat and David Tennant

Left and below : Ben Preston, Rob Brydon and David Tennant

Left: Ben Preston, Montserrat Lombard and David Tennant
Right: Ben Preston, Sharon Small and David Tennant

Left: David Tennant and Terry Wogan

Right: Ben Preston, Goldie and David Tennant
Left: Ben Preston, Alex Jones and David Tennant
Right: Ben Preston, Ben Miller and David Tennant
Left: Ben Preston, Lambing Live's Kate and Jim Bevan and David Tennant
Right: Ben Preston, Aiden Grimshaw and David Tennant
Left: David Tennant and Ian Hislop

Right: David Tennant with Downton Abbey cast Michelle Dockery, Jessica Brown-Findlay, Ben Preston and Hugh Bonneville
Left: Ben Preston, Nick Park and David Tennant
Right: the Upstairs Downstairs cast Ben Preston, Ed Stoppard, Keeley Hawes, Jean Marsh (of Battlefield fame) with David Tennant

All images (© Radio Times)


  1. They must have seen your calico test and been inspired...

  2. Would that be the same suit he wore last Red Nose Day?

    I remember seeing it then and thinking it was essentially a white version of the Doctor's suit. I also remember wanting it badly.