Get Gillan!

Regenerations – the annual Swansea Doctor Who con  (now in its sixth year) – are planning a coup.

Armed with a nothing more than a letter and a quiet word organiser Cary Woodward plans to corner current companion Karen Gillan at the London Film & Comic Con at Earls Court and get her to join the likes of Sylvester McCoy, Frazer Hines, and David Warner at this years event according to This is South Wales.

Well, you can’t blame a guy for trying:

“Actors in the current shows are restricted in what they can do, but if you don’t ask you don’t get. Sylvester McCoy and Louise Jameson, who played Leela, will be there as well. They have been to Regenerations before and are coming back this year, so they will be able to vouch for me.”

He makes it sound like every cast member- past and present- are constantly Skyping one another about which events to avoid.

Woodward’s confidence in persuading the first lady of TARDIS to join him may have been bolstered by the appearance of Madame Kovarian herself Frances Barber – whose story might not have been concluded by the time Regenerations takes place between the 17th and 18th September:

“Getting Frances is a real coup for us because her storyline isn’t finished,” said Cary. “There is a chance the next episode will be broadcast that weekend, but if it’s not, she definitely won’t be spilling the beans.”

Also in attendance will be Frazer Hines, Sophie Aldred, Matthew Waterhouse, Anneke Wills, Wendy Padbury, Neve McIntosh, Rob Shearman and many more.

Tickets are limited to 200 so you’ll have to move fast if you want to see whether or not Woodward achieves his goal.

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.

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