National Space Centre in Leicester is to once again celebrate Doctor Who this coming weekend (2nd-3rd July); Time and Space will see a weekend of activities organised by the Hyde Fundraisers, with proceeds going towards BBC Children In Need, Comic Relief and other charities.The
Two guests are expected over the weekend: Saturday sees third Doctor companion Jo Jones née Grant - aka Katy Manning - drop in, whilst Sunday will be invaded by Dalek creator Davros in the form of Terry Molloy.
Costumes created by the group will be on display, including Ood Sigma, Roboform Santa, Sec Hybrid, and a Clockwork Robot; this will be accompanied by Behind the Monsters, a presentation on how the costumes are created.
In UNIT exposed, visitors will be taken on a tour by the "UNIT Captain" and "The Professor" around the "Lethbridge-Stewart Research Laboratory", where they can learn the truth behind the myths of some captured technology, plus K9 will also be on hand. There will also be a demonstration of the Quantum cannon ...
There is also the opportunity to have photos taken against the group's virtual greenscreen, plus a special presentation about their show, The Trial of Davros.
For full details visit the NSC and Hyde Fundraisers websites.
(with thanks to Kevin Taylor; Katy Manning and Terry Molloy appear thanks to Fantom Films and Galaxy Four)
Looking ahead, the Hyde Fundraisers are planning a special event on the 17th September: Elisabeth Sladen: A Celebration is to take place at the Ashton-under-Lyne Cineworld, with showings of School Reunion and selected Sarah Jane Adventures, plus invited guests. Proceeds will go towards Children in Need - see the group's webpage for the latest information.