Last updated 23 April 2017

David Tennant (27 Dec 2009)

First Broadcast: Sun 27 Dec 2009 - ~11:15am UTC (United Kingdom)
Running Time: 45 minutes

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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.

Tennant's choices were:

  1. The Proclaimers - Over and Done With
  2. Elvis Costello - Oliver's Army
  3. The Housemartins - Me and the Farmer
  4. Deacon Blue - Dignity
  5. Eddie Izzard - The Starship Enterprise
  6. Kaiser Chiefs - Ruby
  7. Tim Minchin - White Wine in the Sun (castaway's favourite)
  8. Billy Bragg - Greetings to the New Brunette

Tennant's book to have was A La Recherche Du Temps Perdu by Marcel Proust, and his luxury item was a solar DVD player loaded with the seven series of the West Wing.

PresenterKirsty Young
CastawayDavid Tennant