With the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who now less than a month away, BBC Worldwide has announced that 40 additional guests from the classic era have been added to the bill for the Official Doctor Who 50th Celebration which takes place at ExCeL London over the anniversary weekend.
They will join current Doctor Matt Smith and former Doctors Tom Baker (Sat 23 only), Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy at the ultimate anniversary event, which will welcome over 20,000 fans of the world’s favourite Time Lord to the venue in east London.
First on the list of new names is Peter Davison, (The Fifth Doctor) and joining him will be cast members from throughout the fifty year history of the show including the director of An Unearthly Child, Waris Hussein.
William Russell and Carole Ann Ford, who starred as companions Ian and Susan alongside The First Doctor, William Hartnell, will be attending on Saturday 23 November.
The Doctor Who 50th Celebration’s opening hours will also be extended on Saturday evening so visitors can enjoy a free 2D simulcast screening of The Day Of The Doctor together. Saturday attendees will be emailed shortly with details about how they can reserve a seat. Visitors should note that the screening will have limited availability and tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Additional line-up by day:
Friday 22nd November
Waris Hussein, Anneke Wills, Kate O’Mara, Richard Franklin, Matthew Waterhouse, Sarah Sutton, Terry Molloy, Gabriel Woolf, Barry Newbery, Michael Ferguson, Fiona Walker, Fiona Cumming and Ian Fraser.
Saturday 23rd November
Janet Fielding, Louise Jameson, Yee Jee Tso, Katy Manning, Carole Ann Ford, Geoffrey Beevers, Frazer Hines, William Russell, Nicola Bryant, Deborah Watling, Sophie Aldred, Daphne Ashbrook, David Collings, Terrance Dicks, and June Hudson.
Sunday 24th November
Peter Purves, Mark Strickson, Bonnie Langford, John Leeson, Lalla Ward, Wendy Padbury, Maureen O’Brien, Michael Kilgarriff, Julian Glover, Stephen Thorne, David Graham, Donald Tosh, Anthony Read, Andrew Morgan and Andrew Cartmel.
For more information on the Doctor Who Celebration
please visit www.celebration.doctorwho.tv
. More details including cast, features and photo/auto opportunities will be announced in the coming weeks.
Thanks to BBC Worldwide
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