On Friday 25 February, National Doodle Day 2005, a doodle by Sixth Doctor Colin Baker will be auctioned on eBay to raise money for Epilepsy Action and the Neurofibromatosis Association. Colin's doodle can be viewed at the National Doodle Day website. Other Doctor Who actors whose doodles are up for auction include: Bernard Cribbins, Brian Blessed, Jim Broadbent, Joanna Lumley, Richard Briers, Derek Martin, Honor Blackman and, from the new series, Richard Wilson and Andrew Marr. Other celebrities from the world of science fiction and fantasy include Brian Cox (X-Men 2), Gillian Anderson (the X-Files), Robbie Coltrane (Harry Potter), and the author Brian Aldiss. More celebrity doodles are coming in all the time. According to the site, anyone can join in by doing a doodle for National Doodle Day; just visit your local Lloydspharmacy, donate ú1 and pick up a Doodle Card, draw on it (this year's theme is 'My Favourite Things') and send it to us at the address printed on the back. Visit www.nationaldoodleday.org.uk for more information.
(with thanks to Alan Jones)