Scientists have discovered that Cochran’s theory that ‘there ain’t no cure for the Summertime Blues’ can also be applied – thanks to extensive research by the University of Bangor – just as equally to less clement periods of the year.
Now, no one had the heart to tell the group that Cochran’s Theory (an appendix to the Elvis theory of ‘greater loneliness equates to increased likelihood of tears’) was about thwarted teenage romance rather than a look at mortality rates amongst depressed teens during barbecue season. Apparently it never came up.
Everyone remained quiet, mostly out of sympathy (scientists never get invited to all the good parties) but more so because it meant that attending such joyful events as Memorabilia on the 19th and 20th November at the NEC Birmingham was practically mandatory.
Hurray for science!
If spurious introductions weren’t a big enough draw the event promises to be an absolute jamboree of Doctor Who and Torchwood based guest stars – all armed with enough Biros to sign their way to Dudley and back.
In attendance will be: Colin Baker (the Sixth Doctor), Arthur Darvill (Rory Williams), Derek Jacobi (The Master/Professor Yana) and Kai Owen (Rhys Williams), along with; Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Sophia Aldred (Ace), Deborah Watling (Victoria Waterfield), Louise Jameson (Leela), and Sarah Sutton (Nyssa).
That’s not to mention the small army of guest stars that have at least once in their careers graced Doctor Who in one form or another including: Marshall Lancaster (Buzzer), Frances Barber (Madame Kovarian), and Michael Jayston (The Valeyard) to name a few.
For up to the minute information on special guest announcements, which days guests will attending and for ticket information head over to the Memorabilia site.