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David Tennant

Duration:
45 minutes
First broadcast:
Sunday 27 December 2009

Kirsty Young's castaway is the actor David Tennant.

He has been voted the best Dr Who ever and has redefined the Time Lord for a generation of parents and children.

As a child he was a huge fan of the programme; he reckons he only ever missed one episode, wore a long stripy scarf and queued up to meet Tom Baker and get his autograph. As a role, he says, it appealed not just to his adult self but to the eight-year-old boy who was just below the surface

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs].

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  • David Tennant

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    Book: A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu by Marcel Proust
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    This episode of Desert Island Discs is from the archive.

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Credits

Presenter
Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest
David Tennant

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