Phil Collinson at Corriefest

Coming to Manchester’s The Lass O’Gowrie pub in December is Corriefest - a special event to mark 50 years of the popular ITV soap opera. So what the hell are we doing giving it coverage on Kasterborous?

Well, it’s simple: The Lass O’Gowrie is delighted to announce that their first guest for Corriefest is none other than former Doctor Who producer and current Coronation Street supremo, Producer Phil Collinson!

Collinson provided day to day running of the Doctor Who machine during the bulk of the Russell T Davies era, and is now in charge of British television’s other long-running series. Meanwhile, The Lass O’Gowrie has been home to many Doctor Who related events over the past few years, notably a mini ComicCon and the popular NovelCon, not to mention Vworp 3 earlier this year.

Fresh from overseeing the 50th anniversary celebrations, Phil will be taking part in a Q&A session during the afternoon and is not to be missed. More on Phil, whose impressive track record encompasses not only Doctor Who but also Emmerdale and Queer as Folk can be found at Wikipedia.

The event takes place on Sunday, December 12th, kicking off at 10am and running all day!

More information including ticketing and new guests will feature in the coming weeks – for more updates, visit the Corriefest event page on Facebook!

(With thanks to Gareth)

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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