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We're delighted to welcome the following confirmed guests for our 2018 convention. Please note: appearances are subject to cancellation due to work commitments.

Frazer Hines

Frazer is best knnown to Doctor Who fans as long-running companion to Patrick Troughton's Second Doctor, Jamie. He later returned to the role for two guest appearances in The Five Doctors and The Two Doctors respectively. In recent years, Frazer has reprised his role as Jamie for a plethora of Big Finish audios.

Away from Doctor Who, Frazer has starred in Emmerdale, playing the role of Joe Sugden in over 600 episodes. He has also guest starred in Dr. Finlay's Casebook, Z-Cars, Emergency Ward 10, Coronation Street, King of the River and Outlander.


Dee Sadler

Dee is best known to Doctor Who fans as Flowerchild in the 1988 Sylvestor McCoy Seventh Doctor story The Greatest Show in the Galaxy.

Away from Doctor Who, Dee has starred in 1980's BBC sitcom No Place Like Home, playing Tracy Crabtree for for four years. She has also guest starred in a number of television shows, including The Little Drummer Girl, Travelling Man, Casualty, All Creatures Great and Small, Wycliffe, Pie in the Sky, Peak Practices, Ultraviolet, and Witless.



Elliot Chapman

Elliot is best known to Doctor Who fans for playing the audio version of Ben Jackson in a number of Big Finsh Productions Early Adventures and Companion Chronicles, as well as various other roles.

Away from Doctor Who, he has starred in Channel 4 drama, The Fear and ITV short film Cell. He has also been in the UK Theatre tour production of Yes, Prime Minister.




Richard Franklin

Richard is best known to Doctor Who fans as UNIT Captain Mike Yates. Richard starred in the show in 9 serials alongside Jon Pertwee’s Doctor from Terror of the Autons (1971) to Planet of the Spiders (1974), with guest appearances in 1983’s 20th anniversary adventure The Five Doctors and 1993 Children in Need special Dimensions in Time. Richard also penned and starred the 1984 play Recall UNIT: The Great Tea-Bag Mystery. Away from Doctor Who, Richard has guest starred in various television shows including Dixon of Dock Green, Blake’s 7 and Heartbeat, and has had regular roles in soap operas Crossroads and Emmerdale Farm. Richard can also be seen in 2017’s blockbuster Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Richard also has a vast body of theatre work and regularly produces shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Richard has reprised the role of Mike Yates on audio, alongside Tom Baker for BBC Audio and for Big Finish Productions in Companion Chronicles, Lost Stories, UNIT and most recently alongside Katy Manning and Tim Trelor in The Third Doctor Adventures.

David Banks

David is an actor and author best known to Doctor Who fans as the Cyberleader in all four 1980's Cyberman stories, beginning with 1982's Earthshock through to 1988's 25th anniversary adventure Silver Nemesis. David also played the role of mercenary Karl in the touring Doctor Who stage play The Ultimate Adventure in 1989 and understudied Jon Pertwee for the role of the Doctor, taking to the stage in this role for two performances.

David wrote the definitive history of the Cybermen in the 1988 book Doctor Who: Cybermen and wrote the groundbreaking New Adventures novel featuring the silver giants Iceberg (1993).

Away from Doctor Who David has appeared Channel 4 soap opera Brookside as Graeme Curtis, and L!ve TV's drama Canary Warf as Max Armstrong. David has also guest starred in The Bill, EastEnders, Doctors and A Time to Dance. Recently David has appeared in the horror movie The Evil Within.

Toby Hadoke

Toby is an actor, writer and stand-up comedian. His one-man show, Moths Ate my Doctor Who Scarf, spawned an on/off three year tour in 2007, encompassing some international appearances, as well as a full cast audio adaptation. A sequel, My Stepson Stole My Sonic Screwdriver, was performed at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe.

Toby has moderated a number of Doctor Who DVD commentaries, and presented various documentaries. In 2013, he embarked on an epic quest in honour of Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary: to interview someone from every single Doctor Who story.

More recently, Toby wrote and starred in the BBC Radio 4 drama The Dad Who Fell to Earth, and wrote Grand Designs of the Third Kind.

His stand-up night, XS Malarkey, also recently celebrated its twentieth birthday.

Michael Troughton

Michael Troughton is an actor and director, having appeared in numerous film, television and theatre roles, including Minder and The New Statesman.

Michael is probably best known to Doctor Who fans as Professor Albert in the 2014 Christmas Special, Last Christmas. He has also recorded a number of Big Finish Audio Productions. In 2011, his biography of his late father, Patrick Troughton (the Second Doctor), was published.





Philip Hinchcliffe

Philip suceeded Barry Letts as Producer of Doctor Who in 1974. Working alongside script editor Robert Holmes, Philip was responsible for one of the series' most popular periods between 1974-77.

Philip subsequently worked on a number of productions for TV and Film, including Target, Private Schulz, The Charmer, Take me Home and Friday on my Mind, amongst others.

In recent years, he has been working with Big Finish to bring to life some stories originally intended to be made during his reign as producer.