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 Our current guests are: Arthur Darvill "Rory Williams", Mystrey Guest, Sylvester McCoy "The Doctor", Sophie Aldred "Ace", Andrew Hayden-Smith "Jake Simmonds", Nick Briggs "Voice of the Daleks", Ruari Mears "Monk, Ood, Cyberman, etc", Bruno Langley "Adam", Ian McNiece "Churchill", Christopher Benjamin "Colonel Hugh Curbishley", Trevor Baxter "Professor Litefoot" & Caroline John "Liz Shaw", Carole Ann Ford  "Susan Foreman"
Sponsored guest by Big Finish:  Sarah Sutton, Lisa Bowerman 
Sponsored guests by Hirst Books:  Colin Baker, Ruth Wheeler and Paul Castle
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Arthur Darvill He is noted for his work in the plays Terre Haute (2006) and Swimming with Sharks (2007), and a recurring role as Rory Williams in the television series Doctor Who.
Arthur attended the Bromsgrove School in Worcestershire from 1993 to 2000, and landed a job presenting CITV in 2000, presenting the in vision continuity links between the shows. He left in 2001, and trained in acting at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, graduating in 2006. He made his professional stage debut playing condemned criminal Harrison in Edmund White's Terre Haute, which ran at the Assembly Rooms during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. His performance was praised by Nicholas de Jongh of the Evening Standard and Susannah Clap of The Observer. Darvill appeared in Terra Haute's transfer to the Trafalgar Studios in 2007. His performance gained him a Best Newcomer nomination at the 2007 Evening Standard Theatre Awards.
In 2007, Arthur played Rob in the monologue Stacy, in a performance described as compelling in The Times. Later the same year, he appeared in the Vaudeville Theatre's production of Swimming with Sharks, alongside Christian Slater, Helen Baxendale and Matt Smith, which gained him a London Newcomer Award nomination. In 2008, Darvill made his television debut in the ITV crime drama He Kills Coppers. The same year, he played Edward "Tip" Dorrit in the BBC serial Little Dorrit.
Arthur is also a musician and composer; he has written songs and music for The Bush Theatre, Che Walker's Frontline at the Globe Theatre and has worked with other writers.In June 2009, the musical Been So Long, based on Ché Walker's 1998 play, opened at the Young Vic. Arthur had worked with Che for a number of years since they had first met at RADA, developing the songs and music for the show. The musical was also performed at the Latitude Festival in July and had a run at the Traverse Theatre in August. Arthur received a Judge's Discretionary Award from MTM for his music.The following year, Arthur made his debut as the recurring character Rory Williams in the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who, reuniting with his Swimming with Sharks co-star Matt Smith. He also has a minor role as a stable groom in Ridley Scott's Robin Hood.
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Carole Ann Ford played the first ever on-screen companion of the Doctor "Susan Foreman", between 1963 and 1964, later returning for an episode in 1983. Susan lived on Earth in the 22nd century in the pst-Dalek invasion period. Susan is the grand-daughter of the Time Lord known as 'the Doctor'. The two lived within the tardis and began travelling together. Carole returned for "Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time" (1993). Carole has a number of other credits including "The Great St. Trinian's Train Robbery" (1966) and "The Man Outside" (1967).

Fore more information on Carole Ann Ford, click here to view her imdb profile.
 Sylvester McCoy took on the role of the seventh doctor in "Dr. Who" between 1987 and 1989 during which he appeared in 42 episodes of the series. Much like the other incarnations of the doctor before him, he was slightly clownish, however the seventh doctor became much darker, and employed his manipulative skills on many occassions.

McCoy has recently done guest appearances on "Doctors", "Casualty", "The Bill" and "Hollyoaks". He had a recurring role on "The Last Place on Earth" in 1985 for six episodes, and another role in "Big Jim and the Figaro Club" for five episodes as Turps. He also appeared in the 1979 movie "Dracula".

For more information on Sylvester McCoy,
click here to view his imdb profile.
 Sophie Aldred appeared in a total of 31 episodes of the old "Doctor Who" between 1987 and 1989 portraying the companion "Ace". Born as Dorothy, 'Ace' was an average Earth teenager from London that through certain scientific mishaps wound up on Iceworld. Ace began working as a waitress when she met and became companion to the seventh doctor. Aldred has since appeared in the 1993 special "Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time". Other credits include "EastEnders" and "Shadow Play".

For more information on Sophie Aldred,
click here to view her imdb profile.
 Andrew Hayden-Smith appeared in three episodes of season two of "Doctor Who" as 'Jake Simmonds'. Simmonds existed in a parallel universe where Earth was occupied by cybermen; he was a member of the "Preachers" a resistance group. Hayden-Smith is also recognised for his role of 'Ben Carter' on "Byker Grove". Andrew presented for CBBC for a number of years prior to appearing on "Doctor Who".

For more information on Andrew Hayden-Smith,
click here to view his imdb profile
 Nick Briggs has worked on the Doctor Who trifecta, voicing characters or appearing on each of "Doctor Who", "Torchwood" and "The Sarah-Jane Adventures". Mostly known for voicing the Daleks in the new series, Briggs has also done 'Judoon', 'Cybermen', 'Captain Tybo' and appeared as 'Rick Yates' on "Torchwood". Briggs' other work includes interviewing for "Myth Makers", an appearance in the 2008 film "Adulthood" and a role in the upcoming flick "" set for release in 2010.

For more information on Nick Briggs,
click here to view his imdb profile.
 Ruari Mears has donned the make-up for a myriad of roles in "Doctor Who" and its spin-off series "The Sarah-Jane Adventures". Mears' characters include "Elder Ood", "Cyberman", "Judoon Captain", "Scarecow", "Pigman", "Clone", "Hath Gable", and "Heidi Slitheen". Ruari has appeared in 18 episodes of "Doctor Who" to date and 3 of "The Sarah-Jane Adventures".

For more information on Ruari Mears,
click here to view his imdb profile.
 Bruno Langley took on the role of "Adam Mitchell", the second companion of the ninth doctor Christopher Ecclestone, and appeared in two episodes of the show. Langley is most noteably known for his role as the first openly gay character 'Todd Grimshaw' on the ITV soap "Coronation Street". Bruno had a recurring roles on "Linda Green", appeared on "Dalziel and Pascoe", and was in comedy flick "The League of Gentlemen's Apocalypse" (2005).

For more information on Bruno Langley,
click here to view his imdb profile.
 Ian McNiece has been cast for the iconic role of "Winston Churchill" in the new series of "Doctor Who" set to air in March. McNiece has a wide-ranging filmography of roles from the UK and across the pond, including the recurring role of the 'Newsreader' in HBO's "Rome", and main cast role in "Doc Martin" playing 'Bert Large'. His film credits include zombie-flick "Day of the Dead" (2008), "Valkyrie" (2008), and "Around the World in 80 Days" (2004).

For more information on Ian McNiece,
click here to view his imdb profile.
 Christopher Benjamin appeared in the episde 'The Unicorn and the Wasp' in season four of "Doctor Who" playing "Colonel Hugh Curbishley". Hugh was a colonel in 1926 hosting a dinner party alongside his wife that the Doctor and Donna attended. Benjamin previously appeared as 'Henry Gordon Jago' in twelve episodes of the classic Who between 1970 and 1977. Other appearances include 3 episodes of the mini-series "Pride & Prejudice", "Midsomer Murders", "Inspector Morse" and among many others.

Fore more information on Christopher Benjamin,
click here to view his imdb profile.
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 Trevor Baxter was an actor in the old Dr. Who series. He appeared in the six-part storyline "The Talons of Weng-Chiang" in 1977 as 'Professor Litefoot'. Litefoot first appeared when performing the autopsies, but he soon gets caught up in everything and is captured. Baxter has appeared in a number in TV series including "My Family", "Doctors", "The New Avengers" and more. His film credits include the comedy sequel "Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Taj" in 2006.

For more information on Trevor Baxter,
click here to view his imdb profile.
Caroline played the role of the Doctor's companion in 1970 opposite Jon Pertwee's Third Doctor. Unlike many of the preceding female companions of the Doctor, Liz Shaw was a scientist and understood much of the Doctor's technobabble.  Liz and the Doctor discussed things on an equal level of intelligence, and the Doctor respected and rarely patronised her. 
In the 1990s she appeared in a series of straight-to-video releases including The Stranger: Breach of the Peace, and as Liz Shaw in the P.R.O.B.E. stories written by Mark Gatiss and featuring numerous actors from the history of Doctor Who - including Jon Pertwee, Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy.
 For more information on Caroline John, click here to view her imbd profile
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Phil Ford, has worked on many programmes haven written "Doctor Who: Dreamland" animated adventure, the Doctor Who special The Waters of Mars, "Torchwood" episode Something Borrowed and then for "The Sarah Jane Adventures"  has written or co produced 28 episodes
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Gary Russell on-screen acting career ranged from leading roles in the BBC's adaptation of E. Nesbit's novel The Phoenix and the Carpet and ITV's adaptations of Enid Blyton's Famous Five novels (as Dick) to a very minor walk-on part in the James Bond movie Octopussy. He has also appeared on stage. He was editor of Doctor Who Magazine between 1992 and 1995. He was the producer for the Doctor Who licensed audio drama tie-ins at Big Finish Productions from its inception in 1998 until July 2006, when he stepped down to work for BBC Wales on Doctor Who and Torchwood.  He has written a number of Doctor Who spin-off novels and in 2000 co-wrote with executive producer Philip Segal the book Doctor Who: Regeneration (HarperCollins, ISBN 0-00-710591-6), the making-of book of the 1996 Doctor Who television movie, as well as the TV movie's novelisation in 1996.
He wrote The Art of The Lord of the Rings, which was also published as three separate books (one for each film), and contributed to Gollum: How We Made Movie Magic with Andy Serkis. His behind-the-scenes book Doctor Who: The Inside Story was published in October 2006, coinciding with his joining the Doctor Who production team. His most recent reference work was also for Doctor Who; published in 2007 by BBC Books, The Doctor Who Encyclopedia is a guide to the current Doctor Who series (2005 - present). In 2007 he directed the animated mini series The Infinite Quest which tied in with the 2007 television series of Doctor Who.
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Sarah Sutton best known for her role as Nyssa in Doctor Who.
Nyssa was a companion of Tom Baker and Peter Davison's Doctors from 1981 to 1983. She was the youngest female actor to play a companion in the series (Matthew Waterhouse who played Adric being the youngest male actor to have played a companion).
Her final full serial of Doctor Who was Terminus (1983, written by Stephen Gallagher and directed by Mary Ridge
After Terminus, she made a brief appearance in Peter Davison's final serial, The Caves of Androzani,
Sarah reprised the role of Nyssa in 1993, in the Doctor Who Children in Need special Dimensions in Time,
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Colin Baker the "6th Doctor",
The Sixth Doctor is the name given to the sixth incarnation of the fictional character known as the Doctor, seen on screen in the long-running BBC television science-fiction series Doctor Who. He was portrayed by actor Colin Baker, and a cameo by Sylvester McCoy underneath a curly wig during the Sixth Doctor's regeneration scene into the Seventh where McCoy's face is not even seen unblocked as the Sixth Doctor. This technically makes the Sixth Doctor one of only two incarnations of the Doctor to have been officially played by more than one actor, the other being the First Doctor. Although his televisual time on the series was comparatively brief and turbulent, Colin has gone on to find consistent critical acclaim as the Sixth Doctor in Big Finish's range of original Doctor Who audio adventures. 
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'All Aliens Like Burgers' by Ruth Wheeler

Young, polite and intelligent Tom Bowler has barely ever ventured out of the small English town where he grew up. So when he applies for a job in a fast food restaurant at a "local" service station during his gap year he is rather surprised to discover that the vacancy is in fact based on Truxxe, a planetoid stationed between local galaxies Triangulum and Andromeda. He's surprised further still to find himself becoming friends with a purple alien and that he has strange feelings for his android supervisor, Miss Lola. Tom soon discovers that Truxxe has many hidden secrets - just what makes it so special? And why is its terrain so rich and varied that it can be used for fuelling such a diverse variety of intergalactic spacecraft? What are the Glorbian space pirate brothers Schlomm and Hannond plotting? And just what is it that they put in those burgers?
Party Themes Announced!
 Pull out your toga and take a trip back to Pompeii in AD 79! At the height of the Roman empire Mount Vesuvius looms high and proud behind the wonderful city.
1940's BRITAIN
10th Planet Events and Massive Events and present:
Bad Wolf a 3-day unofficial convention to celebrate the UK cult television series "Doctor Who". This event will be held from Friday 11th - Sunday 13th of June 2010. This unofficial convention aims to bring together fans of the series from all across the world to meet some of the stars from the new series and enjoy various events over the weekend. There will be activities each day from the usual guest talks and photograph sessions to quizzes, late night themed parties and loads of other treats that we have planned!! For more information on these, check out our events section! This event will take place in The Hilton Metropole, Birmingham NEC for more information on this venue and room rates see our venue page. Registration will begin at 2pm and the Opening Ceremony will be at 7pm on the Friday evening!
The event programmes available for purchase are:
Standard Adult Programme at £80
Standard Child Programme at £29*
Silver Programme at £125 - Limited Availability!!
Gold Programme at £185 - Limited to only 150!!
Gala Dinner Ticket at £59 - Limited Availability!!

* This program has been designed for younger children accompanying an adult already attending Bad Wolf. This program is for children ages 10 and under. This programme does not include any guest autographs.

Please note that all event programme prices listed above do not include a £3.24 postage and packaging fee. For more information on what each programme includes, go to our Purchasing Event Programmes page.
Or go to our Online Store to purchase your programmes now!
The Hilton Metropole Hotel, Birmingham NEC
The event venue is the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. The hotel is situated near to the Birmingham International Airport, and is in the NEC (National Exhibition Centre) complex.

The hotel has a number of facilities on site including ATM machines, a beauty salon, a gift shop, a fitness room, swimming pool, solarium, and a news stand. There is also a lounge bar open 24 hours a day.

Room price for single or twin occupancy is £74.75 including VAT and breakfast.

We have negotiated with the hotel to get you an amazing discount on the room rates, you will only be able to get this reduced rate by booking directly through us. You can book your room using the online booking method or via the phone. When you are booking please ensure that you use the following code:

If you need to book your room via telephone, the contact number is 0121-780-4242, but please be sure to quote the room code: "FBADB" to ensure you still get the reduced room rate!!!

For further information on the hotel, why not visit 'The Hilton Metropole' website, here

National Exhibition Centre
B40 1PP

T: +44-121-780-4242
F: +44-121-780-3923
We are sorry to announce that due to work committments Sophia Myles, Sean Gilder and David Troughton are no longer able to attend Bad Wolf