Sitting Tennants 2008: The results

Well, it’s the moment quite a lot of you have been waiting for: who’s won the 2008 Sitting Tennant competition? Has Rosby done enough to beat Rullsenberg’s lead? Has Toby’s captioning skill proven unassailable.

Follow me after the break to find out the results – and to see lots of pictures of David Tennant sitting down.

First, the pictures themselves. We have a whole host of them to look at, care of Persephone, Rullsenberg and Rosby. Here’s Persephone’s, which is from Hamlet and which she claims is of the moment David Tennant’s back gave way:

The moment David Tennant's back snapped

Next, we have three pictures from Rosby from LA Without A Map.

David Tennant in LA Without A Map

David Tennant in LA Without A Map

David Tennant in LA Without A Map

Good work, Ms Rosby. But is it enough to catch Ms Rullsenberg? Here’s her stash:

David Tennant video diary

David Tennant video diary

David Tennant

So that means the pictures leaders’ board for the Sitting Tennants of 2008 stands as follows:

  • Rullsenberg: 16.5
  • Rosby: 13.5
  • Persephone: 8
  • Toby: 5
  • Poly, Scott: 3.5
  • Jane: 2.5
  • Anna, Electric Dragon: 1.5
  • Marie: 1

Which means Ms Rullsenberg is the winner! Kudos to her. What do you think she should get as a prize?

Now time for the wittiest caption section. It’s been a tough fight all year, with Marie and Toby slugging it out for top place. Marie’s early departure for Africa meant a full-blooded final wasn’t to be had, but it was a worthy battle all the same. Jane Henry managed to come up with a phenomenal number of captions, as well as the wittiest one for picture 1, while Persephone came in with the best caption for picture 2.

That means the final leaders board is ranked thusly:

  • Toby: 50
  • Marie: 36.5
  • Jane Henry: 32
  • Persephone: 22
  • Rullsenberg: 14
  • Electric Dragon: 11.5
  • Rev: 11
  • Stu_N: 2
  • Poly, Andrea, Scott: 1

Which makes Toby the triumphant winner. Again, suggestions for a prize other than a night out with David Tennant?

Well done to everyone who competed: you’ve delighted and entertained many, many people, including some 12 year olds. Sitting Tennant will begin again in the New Year, so start submitting your pics now. Feel free to comment on these pictures by the way, but remember, it’s just for fun.

Also, given we had the slight advent rule change towards the end, how would you improve Sitting Tennant without making it too complicated? Limits on captions or number of captions? Rules on what photos can go in? Or is Sitting Tennant perfection itself already?

Let me know.

Got a picture of David Tennant sitting, lying down or in some indeterminate state in between? Then leave a link to it below and if it’s judged suitable, it will appear in the “Sitting Tennant” gallery. You can also enter the witting and amusing captions league table by commenting on existing photos in the gallery.


  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.

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