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Published on July 15th, 2010 | by Andrew Reynolds

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K-9 MCs Proms Event

K-9 vocalist and former Bungle, John Leeson is ‘unsure’ how die hard fans will react to K-9 Adventures, the rebooted K-9 spin off to be screened this Autumn on Five.

Doctor Who and Sarah Jane's metal mutt K-9Leeson who has just finished recording the voice of K-9 for twenty six new episodes, was speaking to Get Wokingham on the eve of compering the Cantley Proms on Saturday 18th July.

The metal mutt has already undergone a less rights infringing upgrade and will soon be seen defending the Earth, along side tweenagers Starkey and Jorjie after they seek refuge  in the home of Professor Gryffen, who is the inventor of a Time Manipulation device brings K-9 Mark I and two Jixen warriors to a near future London.

K-9′s spinoff series was jointly created by Bob Baker and Paul Tams. Baker, working with his then writing partner, Dave Martin, created the original K9 for the Fourth Doctor story The Invisible Enemy.

The old dog pulled a neat new trick earlier this year when the show debuted on the 3rd April on the Disney XD channel- the same day a certain new Doctor crashed his Tardis into a little girls garden.

Leeson has been voicing the character of K-9 since 1977 but still manages to amaze himself with his vocal performance.

“It must be something I take in my tea!” he said.

The Cantley Proms takes place in the Cantley House Hotel, Milton Road, Wokingham on Sunday, July 18th.

The grounds open at 5.30pm and tickets cost £21 for adults, £18.50 for concessions and £8 children. For more details, call (0118) 978 9912 or log on to www.cantleyproms.co.uk.

Go “walkies” to Get Wokingham to read more about the man behind the mutt.

(With thanks to Ian)

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Everyone has a favourite Doctor and mine - just for his honesty, his fairness and his ability to not notice the Master's awful, awful disguises/anagrams (Sir Gilles Estram!?!) - has to be the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison. The stories didn’t serve him as well as his acting served those stories.




5 Responses to K-9 MCs Proms Event

  1. avatar Paul Cavanagh says:

    John Leeson is a true star. If I ever met him, I think I’d probably end up talking more about Bungle Bear and the Rainbow team than about K9. Glad to see that the new K9 thing is going to be on British tv, although I have to say I am dreading it a little. The feature in DWM did make it sound pretty good, but the new model K9 looks silly.

  2. avatar Paul says:

    “Paul Cavanagh wrote:

    John Leeson is a true star.”

    He is. Over the years I’ve got to meet him four times, and he is an absolute gent.

    “The feature in DWM did make it sound pretty good, but the new model K9 looks silly.”

    From what I’ve heard, the K9 series isn’t very good. To be frank, I don’t believe anything DWM says these days.


  3. Hi I love k9 he is so cute I would love to have him as a pet he is awesome lots of kisses for ya k9 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


  4. Hi I love k9 he is so cute I would have him as a pet he is awesome lots of kisses for ya k9 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


  5. I also love the Sarah Jane adventures it has got k9 in it 2 love it

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