Nicola Bryant as Peri with Robert Glenister as Salateen in 1984 Doctor Who serial The Caves of Androzani

BFI Screenings: It’s a Holmes-fest!

It’s an absolute Robert Holmes fest in the coming months as the BFI continues its Doctor Who at 50 celebrations.


One of Doctor Who’s most celebrated writers and script editors, Holmes’ work weaves throughout the classic series like a golden thread.

Marking the reign of the Fifth Doctor, actors Peter Davison, Sarah Sutton, and Janet Fielding will join director Graeme Harper and Radiophonic Workshop composer Roger Limb as the special guests at the BFI Southbank big-screen showing of The Caves of Androzani on Saturday 4th May.

The serial which saw the Doctor regenerate into his sixth incarnation, Colin Baker, will be followed by another Holmes classic, The Two Doctors, the three-part adventure which co-starred Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor and was first broadcast in 1985. This screening will take place on Saturday 15th June.

Like previous screenings BFI Champions and members are entitled to priority booking but because of the overwhelming popularity of the Doctor Who At 50 season a ballot system will be in operation once again for tickets.

Two ballots are being run – one each for Champions and members – via e-mail to [email protected].

Champions can enter from Monday 6th May, while members and Champions can enter from Tuesday 7th May.

Colin Baker as the Sixth Doctor

The ballots will close on Friday 10th May and will run over the weekend of 11th and 12th May, with all successful entrants being notified on Monday 13th May. Any tickets that have been reserved through the ballot will be held until 8.30pm on Friday 17th May, and those left unclaimed will be released for public sale on Saturday 18th May.

However, on Wednesday 15th May the official Doctor Who Facebook page will have a small number of tickets set aside for purchase by members of the public, whereby people will have to correctly answer a question to be in with a chance of booking.

Although, if all else fails all do keep checking with the BFI for any returns and stand-by tickets!

(via Doctor Who News)


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