Doctor Who TimeWarp event comes to Weston-Super-Mare this weekend

04 July 2014

Key points about this news item Doctor Who TimeWarp event comes to Weston-Super-Mare this weekend




A new Doctor Who event takes place in Weston-super-Mare this weekend.


TimeWarp combines signing sessions and photo shoots with special Q&A talks at The Playhouse Theatre and features stars from across the show's 50-year history. Conventions which encapsulate these activities usually come with an expensive entry price, whereas signing-only events largely miss out on the entertainment on show at larger expos. TimeWarp, however, is not a normal convention.


Colin Baker, who portrayed the Sixth Doctor from 1984 to 1986, headlines the event and is reunited with his companion, Peri Brown, played by Nicola Bryant. They're joined by companions from all eras of the Classic show including Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Deborah Watling (Victoria) and Louise Jameson, who played Leela opposite Tom Baker's Fourth Doctor, but is also widely-regarded for her work on Tenko and Doc Martin.


Terry Molloy, best known for playing the Daleks' creator, Davros, throughout the 1980s, will be at TimeWarp on Sunday, while Will Thorp will attend both days. Thorp is mostly recognised for appearing in Casualty, but Whovians know him from his memorably chilling performance as Toby Zed in 2006's The Impossible Planet/ The Satan Pit.


It will also see a rare appearance from Mark Strickson, the Fifth Doctor's companion, Turlough, who now works as a producer abroad.


"It's a TV programme that is ingrained in everybody's minds, and not just current fans of the new series," event organiser, Ian Fraser, says. "If you ask anybody, they all know Doctor Who, they all know what the TARDIS is... so really, the show is as British as seaside holidays, candy floss and quirkiness!"


He also notes that if this is successful, he has bigger plans for a follow-up.


TimeWarp takes place on 05-06 July with further guests like Seventh Doctor era Script Editor, Andrew Cartmel; tickets are available online or on the door. For more information, visit


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