Former Doctor Who star Paul McGann

Chatting With Paul McGann

Former Doctor Who star Paul McGannFabulous socialites Club Geek Chic (run by the equally fabulous Gemma Aldcroft and Karen Podesta) blessed the good people of Liverpool with their seventh annual In Conversation With event featuring the life and works of the Eighth Doctor himself Paul McGann.

In Conversation With is a series that looks back on a particular performers career (past recipients of such worship include David Morrissey, Ian St John and Peter Serafinowicz) and asks those chosen few to select their five favourite songs to be played live by an eclectic mixture of bands, solo artists and even choirs.

As part of the night’s festivities photographer Brian Roberts was on hand to capture some suitably characteristic images of the guest, particularly demonstrating the eccentric, older than time appearance of a man who has stared into the Eye of Harmony.

For those eager to find out just what a Time Lord has on his iPod Paul selected for his top five songs: David Bowie’s “Moonage Daydream” performed by Paul Donnelly of  Strawhouses, “Don’t Explain” by Billie Holiday as performed by Jo Steel and Matt Lammin, “Lads in Their Hundreds” by George Butterworth performed by Lizzie Nunnery and Vidar Norheim, “Lush Life” by Billie Strayhorn performed by Thomas Lang and his band and “Hear My Prayer” by Henry Purcell performed by The Amadeus Choir.

Sounded like an amazing evening! Long may more Doctor Who-affiliated performers offer up their time and taste to a clearly warm reception.

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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