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Published on August 13th, 2013 | by Christian Cawley

Guests Announced for Ninth Doctor BFI Screening

The BFI has released details of its guest panel to discuss the Ninth Doctor’s era on Saturday 24 August, where lucky owners of the now sold-out event will be able to enjoy Bad Wolf and The Parting of the Ways!

Bad Wolf

The re-arranged event enables producer Phil Collinson, visual effects genius Dave Houghton, story director Joe Ahearne and actor Bruno Langley (he appeared as “companion who couldn’t” Adam in Dalek and The Long Game) to be gathered on stage. Perhaps Ahearne’s appearance might remind BBC Wales that he’s still working…

While Russell T Davies, Billie Piper and Christopher Eccleston might all have been high on everyone’s list of panel members for this particular screening, it was never going to happen, was it?

(Via Radio Times)


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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+.

8 Responses to Guests Announced for Ninth Doctor BFI Screening

  1. avatar Lynda B says:

    Russell not going to be there? That’s sad. Surprised.

    • avatar Bob James says:

      I think, that is, I would hazard a guess, that Russell might realize he may be questioned about Christopher’s departure, and, as of yet, there hasn’t been much forthcoming about that. It’s a shame, because Russell effectively had to relaunch Doctor Who twice within the span of (since its recomissioning in 2003) 3-4 years. Most actors stay 2-3 years in the role. He had the big relaunch in 2005 and then had to replace his leading man very abruptly. Quite a feat! My appreciation for what Russell and those who worked with him accomplished only grows over time. And thank God for David Tennant! A fine example of a leading man, and an actor who appreciated his opportunity with an iconic role. Russell should be celebrated and fully participate in the celebration of this 50th Anniversary.

      • avatar TonyS says:

        I had suspicions at the time (with absolutely nothing to back them up) that Christopher Eccleston had been cast for one season only with the aim of ending the season on a regeneration, so as to introduce new viewers to the idea of change and to lead into the David Tennant incarnation. Like I say- no evidence though.

  2. avatar Mugen Pharoah says:

    Maybe if John Hurt’s Doctor is a replacement ninth doctor it would actually stop all the disappointment of Christopher Eccleston washing his hands of the show. John hurt might actually turn up for things.

  3. avatar Bob James says:

    And it just dawned on me. No offense to the actor, or the person, but why in the hell is Bruno Langley going to be in attendance?

    • avatar TonyS says:

      Because he was willing to turn up?

      • avatar BOJAY says:

        Then why not ask anyone who participated in any episode in Series One to attend? It’s very likely at least some of them would be available. It seemed to me like the idea was to involve guests who had worked on the specific story being screened. If the episodes being screened were “Dalek” and “The Long Game”, I could see Langley attending because he’d been in both of them.

  4. avatar Steve says:

    Ecclestone was a great Doctor and did what he was hired to do. He is not obligated to do anything else and often speaks of his pride for his time on the show. And if he left to stand up to alleged misbehaviour by others , he should be applauded not berated.

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