Today’s Sitting Tennants (from Rullsenberg)

David Tennant and Catherine Tate

David Tennant in the Blue Peter garden

Today’s Sitting Tennants are all from Ms Rullsenberg. She’s assailed with me with a vast collection of them, in fact, so today’s are the edited highlights: everyone else needs to get their finger out, I think.  

The first sees David Tennant and Catherine Tate listing the possible causes of small ‘Play’ and ‘BBC’ balloons appearing in mid-air, while the second sees the bucolic David in the Blue Peter garden, working out if he can use his well-practised tactic of sliding away down the grassy bank to escape from some enthusiastic gay men who have him cornered.

Captions please.

Thanks to Ms Rullsenberg’s powerful photo-collecting skills, the pictures leaderboard now stands as follows:

  1. Rullsenberg: 11
  2. Jaradel: 7
  3. Sister Chastity: 3
  4. Rosby: 2.5

Meanwhile, picture captioning has sunk to an all-time low, with captions from just a loyal few. It’s almost like the rest of you are content just to look at pictures of David Tennant sitting down, rather than pass comment on them or compete with others. How bizarre.

Nevertheless, we can award points to the truly dedicated – lovely people that they are. Electric Dragon does, of course, get a bonus point for appropriate use of Gary Numan lyrics*, Persephone and Jaradel both get a point for wittiest picture 1 captions, Toby gets bonuses for both his picture 2 and his picture 3 captions, as does Electric Dragon for his picture 2 caption, and Persephone gets another bonus for her picture 4 caption.

That leaves the witty caption board as follows, with Persephone just edging ahead of Rullsenberg and Electric Dragon finally putting a huge distance between himself and Scott:

  1. Marie: 35.5
  2. Toby: 33.5
  3. Jane Henry: 30.5
  4. Persephone: 23.5
  5. Rullsenberg: 23
  6. Jaradel: 17
  7. Rev/Views 10
  8. Electric Dragon: 8
  9. Scott: 3
  10. Aaron: 2

As always, captions and new submissions for the gallery, please. Remember, you can submit as many (witty) captions as you like for each and every picture, with topical captions (and pictures of David Tennant in current productions) getting extra marks. The wittiest caption for each picture will get double points. And there’s a bonus point for using Gary Numan lyrics appropriately*.

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.

* A full, laminated set of Sitting Tennant rules is available from the Mornington Crescent advisory committee, which holds them in trust.


  • 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.