The Guests

BEDFORD WHO CHARITY CON 6

SATURDAY 4th APRIL 2020

10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.


The University Theatre, Polhill Avenue, Bedford MK41 9EA


"THE BEST ONE DAY EVENT I'VE EVER DONE"

- Colin Baker on Bedford Who Charity Con 4


"Of all the conventions I have attended over the years, Bedford is way up there with the best.  I love the personal touches, the atmosphere and the generosity of spirit that abounded."

- Louise Jameson


"Bedford is a chilled, fun convention" - Janet Fielding


"Truly lovely day" - Sophie Aldred


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THE GUESTS


PETER DAVISON

Peter trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama.  Following a spell as an ASM and actor at Nottingham Playhouse, Peter's first TV work was in an episode of The Tomorrow People.  Soon afterwards, he played Tom Holland in LWT's Love for Lydia, and then he was cast, of course, as Tristan Farnon in All Creatures Great and Small.  He played the Doctor on television from 1981 to 1984.


Rarely absent from our screens, Peter's other major work includes Sink or Swim, Holding the Fort, The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy, A Very Peculiar Practice, Campion, At Home with the Braithwaites, The Last Detective and, more recently, Lewis, Toast of London (as a fictionalised and very funny version of himself -- catch it on All 4) and The Trial of Christine Keeler.  Notable stage work includes Leroy Hamilton in the UK premiere of Arthur Miller's The Last Yankee, and King Arthur in Spamalot.


KATY MANNING

... who needs no introduction!  Katy starred as Jo in Doctor Who alongside Jon Pertwee from 1971 to 1973; she is one of the series' longest serving companions and remains one of the most popular.  She continues to play the part for Big Finish.


Katy trained at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art.  Following a spell in rep in Wolverhampton, she made her first TV appearance in Man At The Top in 1970.  She was the last actress to audition for the role of Jo -- and from the moment she started reading, it was obvious to producer Barry Letts that Katy had to have the part.


Katy wowed the audience at Bedford Who Charity Con 2 in 2016 and we're looking forward to welcoming her back to Bedford.


BHAVNISHA PARMAR

Bhav plays Yaz's sister Sonya Khan in series 11 and 12 of Doctor Who, alongside Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor.


Bhav read Theatre and Performance at the University of Leeds, followed by further study at Arts Educational School London, when she was also a member of the National Youth Theatre.  An accomplished voiceover artist, Bhav's other acting credits include Aami and Frank, Darren has a Breakdown and Brothers with No Game.


PAUL MARC DAVIS

Paul has a high profile in the Whoniverse; he's played numerous aliens and villains in Doctor Who and its spin-offs.  He was the Futurekind Chieftan in Utopia; the highly popular and highly nasty Trickster in The Sarah Jane Adventures; and Corakinus, King of the Shadow Kin, in Class.  He's also featured in Torchwood and in a number of productions for Big Finish.


Paul's films include Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone; television work includes Silent Witness, Eastenders, Armstrong and Miller and Peep Show.


DAVID HANKINSON

David first found himself crammed into a Dalek casing for Bad Wolf in 2005.  Since then, he has trundled Skaro's finest in The Parting of the Ways, Army of Ghosts, Doomsday, Daleks in Manhattan, Evolution of the Daleks, The Stolen Earth and Journey's End. 


David has promised to offer a masterclass in How to drive a Dalek at Bedford Who Charity Con 6.  We can't wait!


PETER ROY

Peter is a hugely prolific supporting artist, who worked with all of the first five Doctors.  He appeared in The Myth Makers, The Highlanders, The Faceless Ones, The Invasion, The Seeds of Death, The Space Pirates, Doctor Who and the Silurians, The Hand of Fear, The Face of Evil, The Sun Makers, The Invasion of Time, The Androids of Tara, The Armageddon Factor, The Horns of Nimon, Logopolis, Castrovalva, Snakedance, and Resurrection of the Daleks (phew!).


ROGER MURRAY-LEACH

Roger's superb design work featured in a number of Tom Baker's stories, including The Ark in Space, The Sontaran Experiment, Revenge of the Cybermen, Planet of Evil, The Seeds of Doom, and The Talons of Weng-Chiang.  He was responsible for the distinctive look of Gallifrey in The Deadly Assassin, which continues to influence Doctor Who to this day. 


We've had a number of talks about work behind-the-scenes at previous Bedford Who Charity Cons; they've always proved very popular with the audiences.  Roger will be speaking about his time on Who and about film and television design in general.


Roger's other work includes designing the Liberator (both the spaceship itself and the sets) for Blake's 7, and the feature films Local Hero and A Fish called Wanda.




Please note that guests may have to cancel in the event of illness or if they're called away for filming.