Paul and Sophie Go To The Ball

If you’re in Dorset this weekend you can catch Paul McGann and Sophie Aldred at the SF Ball convention in Bournemouth.

The event runs from 7th-9th February at The Carrington House Hotel, and promises a warm welcome at the “three day social experience”.

Other sci-fi guests of note include Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Marina Sirtis and Chris Barrie from Red Dwarf. A good line-up of guests connected to publishing is headed by novelist Robert Rankin.

Sophie has fond memories of filming Doctor Who in the Dorset area, which holds a special place in Who history as the location for the original series’ last ever scenes. She sums up the pressures of shooting on a tight schedule rather nicely:

It was due to be in Perivale but we ran out of time and so we had to find some bushes in Warmwell and went there instead.

The glamour of being in Doctor Who, eh? For more information and ticket details head to SFB Events.

(Via Dorset Echo)


Jonathan has followed the Doctor's adventures since the late Pertwee era, and he isn't about to stop now. A charity worker from Hull, he enjoys following Hull City's fortunes, listening to Bruce Springsteen and collecting all manner of Doctor Who ephemera. He blogs about Doctor Who merchandise at

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