in streaming Real Audio to BBC Radio Wiltshire's
Graham Seaman in conversation with sixth Doctor Who actor
Colin Baker who gives his thoughts on the forthcoming
new series (4/11/03).
Pressings in Stratton St Margaret in Swindon have built a TARDIS
for this year's main BBC Children In Need event taking place in
is a Doctor Who theme to this year's event to tie in with the cult
show's 40th anniversary which takes place over the same weekend.
Station Pudsey' is taking place at the McArthur Glen Designer Outlet
Village on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd November between 10.00am
to 2.00pm each day.
a few finishing touches to be made - the Swindon Children in
Need TARDIS built by Swindon Pressings.
well as the TARDIS, other Doctor Who favourites including the Daleks
and Cybermen will be making an appearance.
and R2D2 from Star Wars and Klingons from Star Trek will be mingling
with shoppers to encourage donations to the appeal.
guest will be actor Michael Sheard who is best known for playing
Mr Bronson in Grange Hill. He has also appeared in numerous sci-fi-
tinged TV and film roles over the years including Doctor Who, Blake's
7, The Empire Strikes Back and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
Radio Wiltshire and Swindon Pudsey producer Dave Latham explained
how Space Station Pudsey came together: "Last time we organized
something like this was back in 1996 when Doctor Who actor Tom Baker
who was one of our special guests.
asked Swindon Pressings apprentices to make us a Tardis for the
event and they
produced a cracking polystryrene version which looked great. However,
this time they are putting together an authentic wooden replica
- not an easy task!
the team are looking to add some special effects inside to give
a glimpse of the inner Tardis. This will be something to look forward
Swindon Pressings team who built the TARDIS was headed by Project
Engineer Kevin Cook. Kevin thinks fans of the good Doctor will be
very impressed at just how authentic their TARDIS is.
said: "We followed the plans to the letter, the door sign is
going to be created using the correct lettering and the whole thing
is built to scale."
are still a few minor touches to be made to the TARDIS before
the Children in Need event but the team are confident that it will
be finished in time.
what will happen to the TARDIS once Children in Need is over for
another year? Plans are afoot to auction it off to one lucky Whovian
and the proceeds to go towards the Children in Need charity.
this space for further information about the auction!
PRESS: Unfortunately the interview with new DW series Executive
Producer Mal Young planned for Friday 21st November has been cancelled.