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Event to Screen Rare Pertwee Footage!

Rare footage of Third Doctor, Jon Pertwee, will be screened at an event to celebrate Thames Television.

A Salute to Thames focuses on the ITV licensee which broadcast around London between 1968 and 1993; its ident became almost legendary across Britain. It made popular shows like The BillThe Sooty Show and George & Mildred – as well as the quiz series, Whose Baby?, an episode of which will be played at the event.

The 25-minute show invited children of celebrities in and questioned so contestants could guess their famous parents. The edition – hosted by Dr. Who and the Daleks actor, Roy Castle – was screened in 1977 and starred a 12-year-old boy called Sean… whose Dad is the Doctor. Sean Pertwee, of course, is a well-known figure now, recently starring in The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, and playing Lestrade in the US show, Elementary.

Terry Wogan also puts in an appearance, alongside Ghost Light‘s Sylvia Syms.

Other programmes showing at the event include ITV Playhouse‘s controversial No Mama No; a recently-discovered Opportunity Knocks; and Cooper at Large – just like that.

A Salute to Thames takes place on Saturday 1st March 2014, at The Talbot Hotel , Stourbridge (DY8 1DW), starting at 12 midday. Whose Baby? begins just five minutes later in Room 1, and ‘Closedown’ is scheduled for 7pm.

(Thanks to Dr Who News.)


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