David Tennant’s Contributions to Doctor Who Episodes “Partners in Crime Reshoot” Edition
Excerpts from The Writer’s Tale by Russell T Davies and Benjamin Cook:
From an e-mail from RTD dated Friday 19 October 2007: 4.1[Season 4, Episode 1 - Partners in Crime] is cursed! Last night’s filming had been rescheduled from its original date, because of the rain two nights ago, so we ended up shooting the Donna-goes-to-the-TARDIS-with-her-hatbox scene up against a nightclub, with BAM BAM BAM music and crowds of drunk Welsh, literally, yelling. Very loud. On and on and on. The offstage noise is terrible. With David and Catherine soldiering on bravely. Take after take after take. Today, David sent Phil, Julie and me an e-mail, complaining - well, complaining is too strong a word for him. He was just genuinely sad, because it’s a lovely scene and he thinks that their performances were constrained. Ideally, we’ll have to reshoot.
Orig.Poster’s note: This post is part of a series on some of the contributions that David made to episodes of Doctor Who, because he sometimes gets questions about ad-libs or input he may have had to episodes, but he tends to not take credit for his various additions/suggestions - so I figured I’d list some for him. Bless David for speaking up about his concerns and bless Russell T. Davies for taking his lead actor’s concerns to heart and carving out the time and budget for a reshoot. I appreciate how hard they all tried to produce the best show they possibly could. In my opinion David and Catherine were both fantastic in the original scene, but I do believe that the re-shot scene is even better. I’m thankful the original shoot’s footage was included with the deleted scenes on the Series 4 boxed set so we can see the differences.
it’s thanksgiving so prime time for a cheesy message!!
i really haven’t been as active as i used to be but i ain’t neglecting y’all okay
anyway ‘cause it’s thanksgiving here in the us i just wanted to say thanks to all of my followers and especially my mutuals i love y’all a lot!!
this is gonna be uhhhh Super Cheesy it’s just really nice (at least to me) to think about how football joined us all together and how otherwise!! i wouldn’t have had the opportunity to meet irl/chat with so many of you guys
and not just only that but even outside of tumblr!! the amount of times i’ve had the chance to talk to complete strangers - people younger than me, older than me, from totally different backgrounds - just because we’re watching the same football match in a restaurant or one of us is wearing a jersey the other recognizes is so great!!
okay idk where i’m even going with this i’m just super thankful for you guys and football and lmao people like to talk shit about people that like sports just bc of that Dumb Jock™ stereotype but really football has always given me some great experiences just because i’ve gotten to meet all of y’all wow i rambled for Too Long i’ll shut up now i hope you guys have a nice day i love you a lot!
“He called himself a representative, but
he’s the Speaking Poets Society’s only member.”
Poor Tagaru, he probably scares everyone else
with his passion. But shoutout to that one kid from season 1 who made it into the New
Year’s poetry reading! Maybe they can be friends and that kid will join the
See, back in my freshman year, we discovered that our Austrian university was actually being run by an evil dean and her vampire cult. Naturally. They’d been sacrificing girls to this…monstrous creature under the campus for centuries, and I was next. Really should’ve gone to that safety school.