The Aussies know how to show love. Following hot on the heels of the Lords of Time event last April is this December’s Lords of Time 2 event, again celebrating 50 years of Doctor Who! Strong. Work. And among an already impressive guest list there’ll be a special pairing in Australia this Winter (…or, um, their Summer…).
It’s confirmed that Paul McGann will be appearing alongside Daphne Ashbrook who starred as his companion, Dr Grace Holloway in their only on-screen adventure. And what a pair! They pre-empted the saucy modern format for the relationship when the show came back in 2005, kissing and all. Even to the point where the New Who indicated the closeness of the Ninth Doctor and Rose with an homage to an exact shot of the Doctor and Grace holding hands as they run either side of the camera. (Compare the clips below if you don’t believe me!) Even though it took another nine years to come back as a series, these two are where the excitement and optimism of our current show started.
They’ll appear with further companions like Second Doctor assistants, Deborah Watling, Wendy Padbury and Fraser Hines; Mark Strickson, who played Turlough; Richard Franklin (better known as Captain Mike Yates); and Nicola Bryant, who appeared as Peri opposite Doctors Five and Six.
Meanwhile, Winston Churchill actor, Ian McNiece has also recently been confirmed for next month’s Lords of Time 1.5 min-event, alongside that loveable head, Simon Fisher-Becker, who plays Dorium Maldovar in episodes like A Good Man Goes to War and The Wedding of River Song.
So if you’re in Australia this December, coming down from the previous month’s anniversary special, you know where the love is.
New Year’s yomping: