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Peter Davison + 40 New Guests Added to Celebration

Peter Davison Added to Celebration Line-Up

With the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who now less than a month away, BBC Worldwide is delighted to announce that over 40 additional guests from the classic era of Doctor Who have been added to the bill for the Doctor Who 50th Celebration which takes place at ExCeL London over the anniversary weekend.

They will join current Doctor Matt Smith and former Doctors Tom Baker*, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy at the ultimate anniversary event, which will welcome over 20,000 fans of the world’s favourite Time Lord to the venue in east London.

First on the list of new names is Peter Davison, who played the role of the fifth Doctor from 1981-1984. Joining Peter at the event over the anniversary weekend will be cast from throughout the 50 year history of the show including the Director of An Unearthly Child (the first episode of Doctor Who), Waris Hussein. William Russell and Carole Ann Ford, who starred as companions Ian and Susan alongside the first Doctor – William Hartnell – will be attending on Saturday 23 November.

Dick Mills (BBC Radiophonic Workshop), Mike Tucker and Mat Irvine (Classic Era Visual Effects) will also be on hand to facilitate some of the special features at the Celebration, which will be announced in more detail soon.

The Doctor Who 50th Celebration’s opening hours will also be extended on Saturday evening so visitors can enjoy a free 2D simulcast screening of The Day Of The Doctor together. Saturday attendees will be emailed shortly with details about how they can reserve a seat. Visitors should note that the screening will have limited availability and tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Additional line-up by day:

Friday 22nd November

Waris Hussein, Anneke Wills, Kate O’Mara, Richard Franklin, Matthew Waterhouse, Sarah Sutton, Terry Molloy, Gabriel Woolf, Barry Newbery, Michael Ferguson, Fiona Walker, Fiona Cumming and Ian Fraser.

Saturday 23rd November

Janet Fielding, Louise Jameson, Yee Jee Tso, Katy Manning, Carole Ann Ford, Geoffrey Beevers, Frazer Hines, William Russell, Nicola Bryant, Deborah Watling, Sophie Aldred, Daphne Ashbrook, David Collings, Terrance Dicks, and June Hudson.

Sunday 24th November

Peter Purves, Mark Strickson, Bonnie Langford, John Leeson, Lalla Ward, Wendy Padbury, Maureen O’Brien, Michael Kilgarriff, Julian Glover, Stephen Thorne, David Graham, Donald Tosh, Anthony Read, Andrew Morgan and Andrew Cartmel.

*Tom Baker is only able to attend the Doctor Who Celebration on Saturday 23rd November

BBC Worldwide publishes DVDs and an assortment of products from and inspired by the classic era of Doctor Who. Most recently, 9 missing episodes feared lost forever from the 1960s stories The Web of Fear and The Enemy of the World were discovered in Nigeria and are now available to download on

The Enemy of the World will be released on DVD on the 22nd November as a exclusive for the anniversary weekend before being released on general sale on the 25th November.



  • 50 year old

    November 21st, 2013 - 8:13am

    BooBoo do you know anyone with a tardis ticket ?

    • booboo

      November 21st, 2013 - 9:43am

      not of hand sorry

  • Mary

    November 17th, 2013 - 12:16pm

    Hi Booboo, is there a list available yet of merchandisers attending the event??

    • booboo

      November 17th, 2013 - 12:21pm

      not a full one but i can tell who we know

      Forbidden Planet (dont know if its .com or

      BBC Shop

      Rubbertoe Collectables

      Big Chief Studios

      New Zealand mint


  • Dawn Keohane

    November 4th, 2013 - 9:23pm

    Wanted tickets for the Excel 2 adults 1child for the Saturday or Sunday please…….


    November 3rd, 2013 - 10:06am

    Dan Starkey and Neve McIntosh isn’t there it would be good if they were 🙂

    • james connolly

      November 3rd, 2013 - 5:49pm

      Why? Their importance pales in comparison to the various Doctors and companions. Besides, they’ve been at almost every event this year! They need a break


      November 3rd, 2013 - 6:22pm

      I know It was just that I haven’t met them yet.

  • The Master

    November 2nd, 2013 - 7:44pm

    booboo, I’m not able to find out what role Andrew Morgan in respect to the franchise.
    Could you help me out a bit?

    • booboo

      November 2nd, 2013 - 8:00pm

      he was a director i think, 7th Doctor stories

    • Androzani12

      November 2nd, 2013 - 9:54pm

      Directered Remembrance Of The Daleks

  • the jamie

    November 2nd, 2013 - 11:28am

    about the Celebration is it £15 for just one autograph?

    • Darren

      November 2nd, 2013 - 5:39pm

      yes it is so could get expensive if you want a lot of them

  • the mediocre timelord

    November 2nd, 2013 - 8:57am

    is there a website boo boo

  • callum c

    November 1st, 2013 - 9:12pm

    i am really surprised that David Tennant wont be at Excel , although i had heard rumours that he might be there on 23rd ?


      November 1st, 2013 - 9:21pm

      But he’s in Richard II on Sat 23rd so he might be there on Sun 24th as he’s not in it then

  • david nulty

    November 1st, 2013 - 6:57pm

    im advised all drs appear in some form,mainly stock footage or flashbacks,in day of the dr,one of the main leads implied a few days ago when i bumped into them in london?

  • Dr Evil Fez

    November 1st, 2013 - 3:49pm

    Yay! I might meet Mark Stricksion!


    November 1st, 2013 - 2:27pm

    Booboo do you think that William Russell, Carole Ann Ford and all that will be there on the Sunday? Many Thanks

    • booboo

      November 1st, 2013 - 2:28pm

      only on the days listed i think

  • Johnny

    November 1st, 2013 - 2:26pm

    Is there a caveat to Tom Baker attending as there is an asterisk beside his name, which suggests there is.

    • drjakeyoung

      November 1st, 2013 - 2:27pm

      He is only there on the Saturday.

    • booboo

      November 1st, 2013 - 2:27pm

      Tom Baker is only able to attend the Doctor Who Celebration on Saturday 23rd November

    • Johnny

      November 1st, 2013 - 3:16pm

      Thanks for updating the article to show this.

  • drjakeyoung

    November 1st, 2013 - 2:15pm

    Dam the limited seating! I hope i manage to get a seat, or i will miss the episode!!!

  • Rob

    November 1st, 2013 - 2:00pm

    Do you think they’ll be any current stars like Jenna? I know they’ve not been announced I just hope they’ll be there.

    • booboo

      November 1st, 2013 - 2:06pm

      i know they are trying to

  • Dalek The Supreme

    November 1st, 2013 - 12:59pm

    Would Matt Smith, Tom Baker, and the other Doctors be there all weekend?

    • MasterKasterborous

      November 1st, 2013 - 1:43pm

      All the Doctors except for Tom Baker will be there all weekend. Tom is only there for the Saturday.

    • Dalek The Supreme

      November 1st, 2013 - 9:39pm

      Ah, I wish I could go, if just to see Matt Smith and the Classic Doctors interact. Who knows, maybe someone will upload it on Youtube…

    • drjakeyoung

      November 1st, 2013 - 9:43pm

      I am planning on filming the panels and the highlights of the convention and even film that rumored extended Christmas trailer after the episode….

    • Dalek The Supreme

      November 2nd, 2013 - 11:24pm

      Thanks, Drjakeyoung.

  • the jamie

    November 1st, 2013 - 11:56am

    so is Peter Davison just on Saturday?

    • booboo

      November 1st, 2013 - 12:05pm

      assume he is there all weekend, its only the named people on specific days

    • the jamie

      November 1st, 2013 - 12:28pm


    • Darren

      November 1st, 2013 - 3:35pm

      If you read the internet page about it on the doctor who 50th anniversary BBC worldwide page it says Peter Davison is there for all 3 days

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