Today I thought I’d update you on a Tenth Planet signing session I went to back in late February this year.
It turned out to be a William Hartnell era fest, with ALL six attending having worked in those early years of Doctor Who.
For the first time (I think) they have arranged for photoshoots like they do at their larger conventions. Two were held: one with all the guests attending; and a second with just the companions Maureen O'Brien, William Russell and Peter Purves. The group shots were a reasonably priced £30.
This proved to be a MAJOR draw, and the queues were out of the door, with several times the usual numbers attending.
The companions were particularly popular, so they were set up in a room of their own while the others guests were in an adjacent room.
Usually there is a question and answer panel once everyone has got their autographs, but this time around it was only possible for the secondary guests to share their recollections with a very appreciative audience.
Despite his age (85) he was very enthusiastic and engaging.
He was more than happy to sign my book, which he remarked upon the leather cover.
I remember Jeremy from a number of other ITC series of the sixties, as well as The Avengers. It was real nice to meet him in person after seeing him in so many iconic series.
He was also a familiar face in a number of the later Hammer Horror films, including Frankenstein And The Monster From Hell.
These days Philip is well known for being in Vicious, alongside Sirs Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi.
She is always wonderful to meet, but the queue for her was quite long and she is already in my book, so I just wanted as she chatted to fans.
Again, his queue was almost out of the door, so since he is already in my book I just watched as he chatted to fans.
The final guest was also in my book already, but it is always nice to eavesdrop on what he has to say, as he speaks with great affection about his time working on the series.