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BritSciFi con pics

I have thank god now recovered from my most recent bout of mental illness. Somehow, in the middle of it, I was able to drag myself to BritSciFi con at Leicester’s National Space Center and meet some people I’d always wanted to meet. Chief among them being Danny John-Jules:

We also got to talk to him a little and he sang part of the “Da-Doo” song he sings in Little Shop of Horrors. (Yes he was a background singer/dancer in that movie before landing Red Dwarf!)

We also got to talk to Peter Davison, David Bradley, and Norman Lovett, all of whom were lovely and humble. (Lovett said he didn’t even expect anyone to turn up for him, aww.) I asked Peter Davison if he was definitely going to be in Good Omens season 2 and he said yes, but under a lot of makeup so he might not be recognizable!

Here’s the autographs I got from them:

I also met some Daleks who were trundling about the place. The National Space Center did a really good job with this con!

Casting News: ‘Doctor Who’ Favorite Peter Davison to Star in ‘Call the Midwife’ Christmas Special — BBC America

Doctor Who alum Peter Davison is to guest star in Call the Midwife‘s festive special. Davison, who starred as the Fifth Doctor between 1981 and 1984, will play Mr. Percival in the special, a ringleader who brings his circus to the show’s east London neighborhood, Poplar, just in time for Christmas. The show’s U.K. publicity…

Casting News: ‘Doctor Who’ Favorite Peter Davison to Star in ‘Call the Midwife’ Christmas Special — BBC America

I am DELIGHTED by this, everything from the character to the costume to the weird sudden realisation I had that circuses still exist

“A few years ago when Billie Piper was playing Rose, I was very worried because the next week’s episode was called something like The Day Rose Died. I can’t remember exactly what it was called. Well, my children were in love with Rose as a companion, and I was worried about her. So I sent an e-mail off to Russell T Davies, who of course had grown up on the classic Doctor Who series, and I said “Could you just reassure me that Rose does not, in fact, die because my children shouldn’t watch it if that happens,” and he sent an e-mail back to me saying, “You killed Adric. What do you care?””  – Peter Davison (via perpugilliam)