January 23, 2012

During the Christmas season of 2009, due to the fact that they were  promoting his departure from Doctor Who, David appeared on the box many,many times.  Quite a few newspapers felt it was their duty to point this out to the point of overkill! One paper even went so far as to point out that not only was he on many programmes he was even seen shoveling snow between shows! Below is my favourite of those articles.

The Shropshire Star printed this tongue in cheek article about the situation:
"BBC executives today apologised after a mistake meant there was no mention of the actor David Tennant on radio and television for at least an hour.

The corporation said the error, which saw the actor not mentioned at all on any of its radio and television stations, took place between 3 and 4am.

A spokesman said the corporation had gone out of its way to make sure the actor either appeared or was mentioned on every one of its Christmas programmes, but a simple mistake had led to the Tennant blackout, which also affected the forthcoming Dr Who New Year special.

“We can only apologise,” the spokesman added. “We’ve had him on everything from Desert Island Discs to Never Mind the Buzzcocks, and he even stood in hosting Jonathan Ross’s Radio 2 show on Boxing Day. But for one hour last night I’m afraid we simply didn’t mention him or Doctor Who." - Andrew Owen