Doctor Who director Toby Haynes

Toby Haynes at the Doctor Who Convention

Doctor Who director Toby Haynes

BBC Worldwide has announced today that Director Toby Haynes is joining the lineup of actors and production crew at the Official Doctor Who Convention, which takes place on the 24th and 25th March at Cardiff’s Millennium Centre.

Responsible for directing several key Eleventh Doctor episodes (as well as the recent series finale of Sherlock) such as , Haynes is clearly looking forward to meeting fans on the day.

“I love the idea of a Convention with a difference, bringing together all the people who make the show and letting the fans see the script to screen process in person. Often when I meet fans I’m blown away by their knowledge of Doctor Who and their enthusiasm to find out more, this event will go a long way to fulfilling that desire!”

Toby Haynes joins names such as: Matt Smith; Steven Moffat; Arthur Darvill; Mark Sheppard; Nicholas  Briggs; Ian McNeice; Raquel Cassidy; Neill Gorton; Danny Hargreaves; Tom MacRae;  Barnaby Edwards; Caroline Henry; Stephan Pehrsson; Michael Pickwoad; Andy Pryor; Gary Russell; Simon Fisher-Becker and Marcus Wilson.

The Convention is a full day event that will reveal the inner workings of Doctor Who, showing the journey from script to screen: Live special effects and pyrotechnic demonstrations; prosthetic masterclasses and in-depth Q & A sessions with the makers of the show will give an unrivalled glimpse into the behind-the-scenes world of Doctor Who.

Tickets are on general sale now, priced at £99 and available at:

Ticket holders will receive:

  • Official Doctor Who Convention souvenir ticket.
  • Official Doctor Who Convention souvenir lanyard and pass.
  • Official Doctor Who Convention exclusive postcard pack.
  • Official Doctor Who Convention bag.

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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