The story of Hugh Orrett’s missing Dalek has – we regret to inform – a sad ending.
The disappearance of the home-made killing machine was reported here back in April. it was later hoped that the Dalek – built by Hugh and his father Paul – might be recovered, but sadly it was not to be. Welwyn & Hatfield Times reports:
“The metal monster… has been crushed beneath tonnes of rubbish in a massive skip.
Their only souvenir is the Dalek’s stalk-like eye which was posted through the letterbox of the family’s home in Old Drive, WGC, by a stranger.
Paul said: “We are crestfallen. Hugh is heartbroken and so am I. Hopefully the guys who perpetrated this disgraceful crime will… feel sorry and guilty.
In our heart of hearts we expected it. When the trail went cold we knew he wasn’t coming back but you try not to give up hope.”
Words really cannot describe the feelings of anger that this sort of behaviour inspires in me. It’s nothing short of criminal damage, but what’s more a young child has been hurt by the experience. There aren’t many crimes greater than that.
Elsewhere… David Tennant – apparently touring the British Isles for his “Who Do You Think You Are?” episode – has been filming watching Derry City beat Bray Wanderers, according to the Belfast Telegraph. Those are football teams, for the uninitiated… …Billie Piper has meawhile been causing a ripple by declaring her wish to play… the Doctor!? Oh yes, she really said that. According to Entertainment Wise, Billie said:
According to the Daily Star she said: “I certainly am very ambitious. In the next few years Iâ€™d love to play a female version of Doctor Who.
“I know exactly how I would play her â€“ she would be crafty in a clever kind of way.”
Question to Ms Piper: Who do you actually know who is crafty in a stupid kind of way?
On June 2nd and 3rd the town of Brean will play host to Louise Jameson (Leela), Wendy Padbury (Zoe), Deborah Watling (Victoria), Anneke Wills (Polly), Fraser Hines (Jamie), Terry Molloy (Davros), Damaris Hayman (Miss Hawthorn ‘The Daemons’) and Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), reports Burnham-on-Sea.com. You can find out more by visiting the event website, Doc-Who.