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Re: Whooverville 5.0, Derby, August 31st

Postby chap with wings » Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:02 pm

Any more guest announcements.
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Re: Whooverville 5.0, Derby, August 31st

Postby The Nimon » Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:39 pm

John R Walker has been announced, info below:

JOHN R WALKER


appeared in 8 Doctor Who stories, all 4 seasons of Torchwood, 2 Sarah Jane Adventures stories and played Professor Lennox in Wizard Vs Aliens, as well as making appearances in Being Human, Sherlock, Life on Mars, Ashes to Ashes and a wealth of other shows. In the last year, he made the headlines of many of the UK's tabloid newspapers, being acclaimed as "Britain's most Prolific Extra".
He has now turned to acting, with roles as Archer the Butler in "The Woman in Black", Rupert in "Deadtime" (for which he was also 2nd Unit director), Dave in the forthcoming Crying Wolf and PC James in the forthcoming Cute Little Buggers.
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Re: Whooverville 5.0, Derby, August 31st

Postby The Nimon » Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:24 pm

We are thrilled to be able to announce that our friends from Tenth Planet Events are bringing another excellent sponsored guest to Whooverville.
DICK MILLS


was an original staff member of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, whose special sound design included uncredited effects on the classic 1958 SF thriller Quatermass and the Pit, Major Bloodnok's stomach for The Goon Show, and of course Doctor Who, for which he provided sound effects, credited and uncredited, from the original pilot episode in 1963 through to the final classic series story, Survival, in 1989, making him the record holder for the most on-screen credits in the entire 50-year history of the programme
As a sponsored guest, Dick will be charging for autographs.
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Re: Whooverville 5.0, Derby, August 31st

Postby Llamastrangler » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:20 pm

Whooverville was awesome, as always. Roll on the next one!
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Re: Whooverville 5.0, Derby, August 31st

Postby chesterfield » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:00 pm

Any photos anyone?
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Whooverville Conventions

Postby The Nimon » Tue Jun 03, 2014 10:28 pm

Saturday 30th August, 10:00am - 6:00pm Whooverville is the East Midland's biggest annual get-together for fans of the BBC TV series Doctor Who. Organised by Derby's Doctor Who group, The Whoovers, one of the most popular fan groups in the UK. Whooverville is a day of fun for all ages.

Special guests include:
Peter Davison, 5th Doctor
Deborah Watling, former Second Doctor companion
Terry Molloy, Davros
David Troughton, actor New Series Doctor Who episode Midnight, and the son of the Second Doctor Patrick Troughton.
Michael Troughton, actor and son of Second Doctor Patrick Troughton.
More to be added

Tickets are £40 and can be brought from here

http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/special-event/whooverville-6
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Re: Whooverville 6, Derby Quad 30th August

Postby The Nimon » Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:04 pm

Script Editor / Producer Derrick Sherwin has been added to the guest list
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Re: Whooverville 6, Derby Quad 30th August

Postby chap with wings » Fri Jun 27, 2014 7:59 pm

Really want to go, it all depends on diary capacity in work :-(
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Re: Whooverville 6, Derby Quad 30th August

Postby Llamastrangler » Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:36 am

Definitely not missing this!
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Re: Whooverville 6, Derby Quad 30th August

Postby The Nimon » Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:35 pm

Dominic Glynn has been added as the last full guest
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Re: Whooverville 6, Derby Quad 30th August

Postby The Nimon » Thu Jul 10, 2014 8:33 pm

sinead michael who played Sky in the last series of SJA has been announced as a bonus guest, this means her autograph is not included in the convention package and is charged for
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Re: Whooverville 6, Derby Quad 30th August

Postby The Nimon » Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:56 pm

More Sponsored guests for Whooverville

DANIEL AND DAVID BECK

are twin actors who played the two orderlies in the Series 7 story The Power of Three.

LAUREN WILSON

played Lucy Cartwright (the girl with the red balloon) and Daughter of Mine in the Series 3 story Human Nature / The Family of Blood.

We look forward to meeting Daniel, David and Lauren, who appear at Whoovervile courtesy of Tenth Planet Events.
As they are sponsored guests, Tenth Planet will charge for their autographs (unlike official Whooverville guests), but we do expect them to take part in on-stage panels and photo sessions. Many thanks to Derek Hambly of Tenth Planet for his on-going support of our event.
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Re: Whooverville 6, Derby Quad 30th August

Postby The Nimon » Mon Jul 28, 2014 6:44 pm

Sadly, David Troughton can no longer attend the event
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Re: Whooverville 6, Derby Quad 30th August

Postby The Nimon » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:07 pm

Bob Baker will be attending selling copies of his book, at a special rate, K9 Stole my Trousers.
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Re: Whooverville 6, Derby Quad 30th August

Postby Llamastrangler » Sat Aug 09, 2014 7:55 pm

For me it's Derrick Sherwin who's the most exciting guest- so rare to hear from a producer/script editor from the monochrome years.
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Re: Whooverville Conventions

Postby shuzbot » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:07 pm

Announcing the date for Whooverville 9, "the UK' s biggest little Doctor Who convention".

Whooverville 9 tickets are available now by phone, online or in person from QUAD Box Office.

£48 Adult ticket
£33 Concession
£10 - Children Aged 5-12
Children under 5 go Free

Entry includes access to all panels and two autographs from each official Whooverville guest. Extra charges will apply for sponsored guest autographs and for the photo studio.

Guest announcements will be made in the forthcoming months.

https://uk.patronbase.com/_DerbyQuad/Productions/


We can now make our first five guest announcements for Whooverville 9:

PHILIP HINCHCLIFFE

is one of the very best regarded producers that Doctor Who was ever lucky enough to have, presiding over what many regard as a classic period of the show, during the first half of the Fourth Doctor era. Philip formed a tremendous partnership with script editor Robert Holmes, which saw the creation of many fan-favourite stories, including Genesis of the Daleks, Pyramids of Mars and The Talons of Weng-Chiang. After leaving Who, Philip went on to a long and successful career in TV and film, including producing a number of very highly regarded shows. Philip was a guest of the Whoovers for a splendid night in 2014, and was due to come to Whooverville 8, but for a scheduling clash. So this will be his first appearance at Whooverville.

MICHAEL PICKWOAD

is the curent production designer for Doctor Who a role he has filled since 2010. He is the son of much loved actor William Mervyn, who appeared in the Doctor Who story The War Machines.
Michael's career began in the early 1970s and he has worked steadily since. One of his very earliest jobs as production designer was Withnail and I, the film which was crucial to the careers of both Richard E Grant and Paul McGann.
Since the early 1990s he has lead the art departments of many television programmes, including Murder Most Horrid, Kavanagh Q.C., Agatha Christie's Poirot, The Old Curiosity Shop, the highly-acclaimed film Longford starring Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan and the first episode of Lost in Austen. His final production before coming to Doctor Who was the 2009 revival of The Prisoner. He was also Production Designer for Russell T. Davies' adaptation of A Midsummer Night's Dream and for the recent Doctor Who spin-off Class.

PHIL FORD

is a writer best known for his Doctor Who episodes The Waters of Mars (co-written with Russell T. Davies) and Into the Dalek (co-written with Steven Moffat), as well as for the Doctor Who animation Dreamland, the Doctor Who Adventure Games, the Torchwood episode Something Borrowed and for many episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures, on which he was successively Head Writer and Producer. In fact Phil is (apart from Davies), the only writer to have contributed to Doctor Who and to both spin-off series. With Russell, Phil then co-created Wizards vs. Aliens, for which he has also written many episodes.
Other notable work has included 23 episodes of New Captain Scarlet and contributions to Coronation Street, Heartbeat, Bad Girls, The Bill, Taggart and Waterloo Road.

Returning from Whooverville 8,

MATTHEW DALE

will be at Whooverville 9. Matthew played Big John in the Series 8 episode Robot of Sherwood and has also appeared in shows such as Casualty, Stella and Teachers as well as in Star Wars: Rogue One. He is not to be confused with the NZ actor of the same name. Matthew appears at Whooverville as a sponsored guest and as such will charge for autographs.

And finally for tonight... We are thrilled to announce that our good friend

FRAZER HINES

will be with us at Whooverville. Of course Frazer Hines has played Jamie on and off for over fifty years now, most recently for Big Finish, for whom he also reincarnates the Second Doctor. Frazer was last our guest at Whooverville 3, so it really is time he came back. It will be great to see him again, we are looking forward to it immensely.

Our thanks go to all our guests for accepting our invitations. Please remember all announced guests have been confirmed as attending the event, but circumstances can change and sometimes guests have to drop out due to unforeseen work and family commitments.

CAROLE ANN FORD


has accepted our invitation to join us at Whooverville 9. Of course, Carole Ann was one of the original cast of Doctor Who back in 1963, playing the Doctor’s Granddaughter Susan and as such is very much Doctor Who royalty..
After leaving Doctor Who in 1964, Carole Ann went on to other projects in a long and diverse career. Her theatrical work includes many comedies, dramas and musicals, including The Jungle Book, Stranger in the House, Bakerloo to Paradise, The Owl and the Pussycat, The Rumpus, Pride and Prejudice, Inadmissible Evidence, Enrico, Expresso Bongo, Sleeping Beauty, You Never Can Tell, Ned Kelly, Mother, MacBett, The Boy Friend, Have You Seen Manchester, and Private Lives.
Her film appearances include Sarah (about the life of French actress Sarah Bernhardt), The Day of the Triffids (1962) as the blind French girl Bettina, Mix Me a Person (1962), The Great St Trinian's Train Robbery (1966), and The Hiding Place (1975). In addition to Doctor Who, her television appearances include Suspense (in the episode "Man on a Bicycle"), Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? (in the episode "Affairs and Relations"), Public Eye,[3] Emergency Ward 10, Attorney General, Moonstrike, Compact, Probation Officer, and Dial M for Murder.
Carole Ann mostly stopped acting in 1977 and has since taught voice and presentation skills and dialogue coaching to politicians, businesspeople, after-dinner speakers and actors. However, she reprised the character of Susan for both the series' 20th anniversary TV special, The Five Doctors (1983), and 30th anniversary charity special, Dimensions in Time (1993). In recent years, she has again taken on the role of Susan for Big Finish in Companion Chronicles, Lost Stories, Early Adventures and in full cast adventures opposite the Eighth Doctor, played by Paul McGann.
For the show’s 50th Anniversary in 2013, Carole Ann played the cameo role of Joyce in An Adventure in Space and Time, and appeared in the anniversary comedy homage The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot.
We feel deeply honoured that Carole Ann has accepted our invitation and look forward very much to meeting her.
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Re: Whooverville Conventions

Postby shuzbot » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:09 pm

JESSICA MARTIN


has accepted our invitation to join us for Whooverville 9.

Jessica first came to prominence in the 1980s as a comedy impressionist in shows such as Spitting Image, Copy Cats and Bobby Davro's TV Weekly. She went on to star in the West End hit show Me and My Girl and to play many leading musical roles including Mabel in the 1996 production of Mack and Mabel at the Piccadilly Theatre, Nellie Forbush in South Pacific, Mrs Lovett in Sweeney Todd and Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard. She played the Lady of the Lake in the national tour of Spamalot in 2011, Lottie Ames in the award-winning production of Mack and Mabel and Lottie Lacey in the revival of William Inge's Dark at the Top of the Stairs.

1988 Jessica was cast as the werewolf Mags in the Seventh Doctor story, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, she returned to the series in 2007, providing the voice of the Queen in the Christmas special Voyage of the Damned.

In recent years, Jessica has developed a second career as a comics writer. Her first published work was a story illustrated by her 'mentor' Mark Buckingham, leading artist on Vertigo's "Fables" series which was included in the Thought Bubble Anthology 2013. Her first comic written and drawn by herself was "It Girl" about silent film superstar Clara Bow. It was self-published in November 2013 and was selected as one of the "Ten Must Own Comics 2013" by Broken Frontier's Small Press website.

Her first graphic novel Elsie Harris Picture Palace set in the 1930s British film industry was short listed in the Myriad First Graphic Novel Prize 2014. It was published in Spring 2015.

We look forward to welcoming Jessica to Whooverville at Derby QUAD on Saturday September 2nd, and also to a special Whoovers meeting, An Evening with Jessica Martin on Friday July 7th.

TOBY HADOKE

will be joining us for Whooverville 9.
Toby is an actor and comedian, much of whose work is informed by his love of Doctor Who, including his acclaimed shows Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf and My Stepson Stole My Sonic Screwdriver.
Apart from his comedy, Toby is also well known for his very long running and rather wonderful podcast Toby Hadoke's Who's Round and for his work on a number of BBC DVD extras and commentaries.
Toby played the racist barman in the BBC's Doctor Who anniversary special, An Adventure in Space and Time and has a recurring role in the Big Finish Fourth Doctor Adventures as Mr Dorrick, minion to the evil Cuthbert,
With Rob Shearman Toby is the author of the Running Through Corridors books from Mad Norwegian Press, the second volume of which covering the 1970s, was published earlier this year. He has recently been working with Fantom Films, presenting their Cult Conversations DVD range and moderating their Doctor Who alternative commentaries CD series, Who Talk.
Toby joined us briefly at Whooverville 8 as a sponsored guest, but this year we are delighted that he is he returning as a full official Whooverville guest.

WILLIAM RUSSELL

has accepted our invitation to join us at Whooverville 9.
Together with our other Whooverville 9 guest Carole Ann Ford, William was one of the original quartet of stars of Doctor Who, playing heroic science teacher Ian Chesterton, a role to which he has returned in recent years for Big Finish Productions.
William's career in film and television goes back to the 1940s and he has appeared in a number of classic films, including The Man Who Never Was and The Great Escape. On television, he was the star of The Adventures of Sir Lancelot and appeared in any number of shows such as Armchair Theatre, Dr Finlay's Casebook, Father Brown, Crown Court, Van der Valk, Shoestring, The Professionals, The Black Adder, Robin of Sherwood, Boon, Coronation Street, Casualty, Poirot etc, etc. His most recent TV appearance was in the the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Docu-Drama, An Adventure in Space and Time. It will be an enormous pleasure to welcome him to Derby QUAD on 2nd September.
Many thanks to our friend Derek Hambly of Tenth Planet Events for arranging this on our behalf.

JOSEPH LONG
has been able to accept our invitation to join us for Whooverville 9.
Joseph is an Italian-English actor, who has appeared in numerous BBC television productions including Ashes to Ashes,The Bill, Sherlock and EastEnders and in films including The Life and Death of Peter Sellers as film director Carlo Ponti. He portrayed Bernardino Drovetti in the BBC television documentary drama Egypt and was also in the BBC3 Comedy Cuckoo as restaurant owner Alexandro.
He has made two very memorable appearances in Doctor Who, the first of which was as lovable Queen fan Rocco Colasanto, father of the family with whom Donna, Wilf and Sylvia are billeted in the alternative universe in the Series 4 episode Turn Left. Joseph returned to Doctor Who this year to play the Pope in the episode Exremis. We very much look forward to welcoming Joseph to Derby QUAD on September 2nd and are sure he will prove a popular guest.
As with all our Whooverville guest announcements, Joseph Long appears subject to work commitments, which can change

We are delighted to announce another sponsored guest for Whooverville 9.
Our friends from Cygnus Alpha http://www.cygnusalpha.org/ are again bringing us a great guest with both Doctor Who and Blake's 7 connections.

DICKEN ASHWORTH
is a Yorkshire born actor who has had a long career in film and TV. His film credits include King of the Wind, Force 10 from Navarone, Tess, Krull and Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit. On television, Dicken played Alan Partridge in Brookside from 1983 to 1985, Geoff Horton in Coronation Street from 1992 to 2000 and Duke Woods in Emmerdale from 2007 to 2008. Other television credits include Grange Hill, Juliet Bravo, Minder, The Chinese Detective, C.A.T.S. Eyes, The Bill, Boon, Inspector Morse, Dangerfield, Keeping Up Appearances and Where the Heart Is.
In Doctor Who, Dicken played Sezon, in the 1985 Sixth Doctor story Timelash; and in Blake's 7, he was Gunn-Sar in the 1981 episode Power.
We are delighted to be welcoming Dicken to Whooverville 9, and offer many thanks to Ian Kubiak and all at Cygnus Alpha.
As a sponsored guest, Dicken will charge for autographs

WENDY PADBURY
to Whooverville. How exciting!
After an early stint on the soap Crossroads, Wendy joined Doctor Who in 1968 as Zoe Heriot, leaving simultaneously with her co-stars Patrick Troughton and Frazer Hines at the conclusion of The War Games in the summer of 1969.
She returned to the world of Doctor Who in 1974, playing Jenny in the stage-play Doctor Who and the Daleks in the Seven Keys to Doomsday, opposite Trevor Martin as the Doctor. She then made an appearance, together with Frazer and Patrick, in Doctor Who's 20th anniversary story, The Five Doctors.
Other roles have included co-presenter of the second series of Score With The Scaffold and the part of Sue Craig in three series of the children's television adventure programme Freewheelers. She made a series of appearances in the soap opera Emmerdale Farm, again opposite Frazer Hines.
Her film appearances included in Charlie Bubbles (1967) with Albert Finney, and the cult British horror film The Blood on Satan's Claw (1970), alongside future Master actor Anthony Ainley.
Following retirement from acting, Wendy worked for a long time as a theatrical agent, with Nicholas Courtney, Colin Baker and Mark Strickson, among her clients. She discovered Matt Smith at the National Youth Theatre.
In recent years, Wendy has returned to the role of Zoe Herriot in audio adventures featuring the Second (and Sixth) Doctor, for Big Finish Productions.
We are delighted to be welcoming Wendy to Derby QUAD on Saturday September 2nd and give huge thanks to Derek Hambly for arranging this very special sponsored guest.
Please remember, that as she is a sponsored guest, Tenth Planet Events will charge for Wendy's autograph and for photographs.
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