The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot: waiting for phone calls
Drew this a couple weeks ago, forgot to post it. Oops. Have a Fivey.
Sylvester McCoy felt that he was too small and easily bullied if he sat on the sofa, so he decided this was better
The REGENERATIONS panel today from the Doctor Who Celebration at ExCeL London. Colin Baker, Peter Davison and Sylvester McCoy.
Buckingham Palace has had its share of intruder alerts over the years, but never has royal security been threatened by anything as formidable as a Dalek – until today.
Thankfully, no fewer than four Doctor Whos materialised to prevent the Queen being exterminated as they attended a reception to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the BBC series.
Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Matt Smith and John Hurt – who plays a previously unknown “dark” incarnation of the Time Lord in this weekend’s anniversary edition – were among the guests invited to the Palace by the Countess of Wessex.
The Countess told the four Doctors that she was a fan of the series as a child, watching it with her brother, David, though she insisted she was “braver than him”.
Tom Baker, 79, who played the Doctor from 1974 to 1981, said: “She told me I was her favourite Doctor, which is very thrilling and very flattering and I will probably never recover.”
With the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who now less than a month away, BBC Worldwide is delighted to announce that over 40 additional guests from the classic era of Doctor Who have been added to the bill for the Doctor Who 50th Celebration which takes place at ExCeL London over the anniversary weekend.
Peter Davison, who played the role of the Fifth Doctor from 1981-1984, will be attending all three days. Joining Peter on Saturday 23 November will be William Russell and Carole Ann Ford, who starred as companions Ian and Susan alongside First Doctor William Hartnell, plus the Director of An Unearthly Child, Waris Hussein.
Dick Mills of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, and visual effects gurus Mike Tuckerand Mat Irvine will also be on hand to facilitate some of the special features at the Celebration, which will be announced in more detail soon.
The report on DoctorWho.tv also announces that opening hours will also be extended on Saturday evening so visitors can enjoy a free 2D simulcast screening of The Day of the Doctortogether. Saturday attendees should expect an email with details about how they can reserve a seat.
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Oh, how things change…
Anyone shouting, ‘Is there a Doctor in the house?’ during tonight’s Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor won’t be disappointed…
The marvellous Bernard Cribbins (Wilfred Mott) will be there in person and there’ll be contributions from former companions including Anneke Wills (Polly), Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Janet Fielding (Tegan) and Bonnie Langford (Mel). Writer and actor Mark Gatiss also features in the show by way of a specially recorded video.
Celebrity fans in the studio include Rufus Hound, Liza Tarbuck and from Outnumbered, Daniel Roche. There’ll also be video contributions from Professor Robert Winston, Jo Whiley, Bruno Tonioli and following his appearance in The Power of Three, Professor Brian Cox.
And, of course, the next Doctor will be there…
Peter Davison on having Doctor Who action figures of yourself (source)