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Cybermen and Dalek for Battle

The BBC are bringing over a Dalek and two Cybermen for this years Battle of Flowers.

This year two of the most dangerous creatures in the universe will be taking part in a flower  festival to spread the message of peace, love and harmony.


OK so they might not be doing much love spreading but they will be at the 2007 Battle of  Flowers in August.

The BBC in Jersey and the Battle of Flowers Committee have teamed up to bring a Dalek, the  Cybermen and their vocal master, Nick Briggs to the island to 'perform' at the annual  carnival.

They will go around the arena on a float and will be talking to the  crowds as they make their way around the Arena.

The Dalek and Cybermen are the ones from the most recent run of Doctor Who series  featuring David Tennant as Doctor Who.

Other Changes

As well as two of the best baddies in the Whoniverse there will be other major changes to  this years event.


The biggest is the introduction of free standing room entry to the Arena - this is on a first  come, first served basis but will allow people to come down on Battle day and watch the  floats as they make their way around.

This is only for the day parade though, the moonlight parade the next day will still be  ticket only and you'll need to pay to get into the arena.

If you pay to go to the day parade you will get to see more than those getting in free. Those  paying for tickets to the grandstand area will, in addition to seeing the floats, be treated  to a range of entertainment organised by former Opera House owner Dick Ray.

This will include stunt men, acrobats, celebrity lookalikes including Laurel and Hardy, John  Cleese and Pirates of the Carribean as well as other acts.

The Red Barrows, a comic air display team will also be performing and the grand finale will  see a free-fall parachute team.

That's not all though - voting is changing this year with the winners being announced during  the festival and commentry in the arena will be provided by BBC Jersey's own Roger Bara and Ed "Stewpot" Stewart.

Young Farmers


Although there will be free entry for people standing, something that normally would cost  around £5, there are tickets available for people whoprefer to sit in the main grandstand.

These will also be easier to get hold of than in previous years with tickets being sold by  Marks & Spencer, Co-Op and Jersey Tourism.

The 2007 Battle of Flowers Day Parade is on Thursday 9 August 2007 at 14:30. Tickets range  from £25 for an Executive Grandstand Seat to completely free for someone standing.

The Moonlight Parade is on  Moonlight Parade Friday 10 August 2007 at 21:00. Tickets for the  Moonlight Parade range from the Executive Grandstand Seat at £25 to £5 for an adult standing  or free for a child with an accompanying standing adult.

You can also by a weekend Grandstand seat (covers both Day and Moonlight Parade) for £25  which is a £5 saving on buying two individual tickets.

last updated: 12/07/07

Have Your Say

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Ryan (Host)
Simon - thanks for the compliment, most of us here are BBC Jersey are also big Who fans.

Nick Briggs was indeed there at the parade - he was standing with the BBC team on the central reservation - man in a panama hat :)

Bit sad they've all gone home now but we do still have a little piece of Doctor Who here at BBC Jersey - there's a TARDIS in the car park :)

Simon Anthony
Being both a Who lover and a long time Battle of Flowers man, and actually being at the event - I can say the BBC did us proud! In all my 49 years this was the first time I have seen a Dalek let alone a Cyberman.

Having the real voices too was splendid Was he actually there? He would have got a good cheer himself! One point though, the Dalek and Cyberman voices should only have come from their float - not through the PA because most of the time they could not be heard over the announcers :-)

By the way. Tell the announcer chap how to pronounce Grouville please - I almost did not recognise it! ( we should have won...)To anyone who was not there - you missed something great ! Floats to make American look small... Marvelous yet again. This year - perfect weather too. Let hope it holds for tonight.

I think it is a good placeto start with children likeme. So I say its GREAT,GOODand excellent. Thank You

Should I be getting excited about some sci-fi character visiting? Get a bit of perspective here people - more importantly they're finally making it free entry to the battle!

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