Signing - Saturday 3rd December

Signing - Saturday 3rd December

We are thrilled to announce
Peter Davison, William Russell, Ian Cullen, Patrick Ryecart,
Bella Emberg & Holli Dempsey

have agreed to join us at our signing
on the Saturday 3rd December between 10.00am and 1.00 pm
at the Barking Learning Library (Details below)
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William Russell's  big break was the title role in The Adventures of Sir Lancelot on ITV in 1956, which for sale to the NBC network in the U.S. became the first UK television series to be shot in colour. Following this, he won a role in Doctor Who as one of the Doctor's companions, science teacher Ian Chesterton, appearing in most episodes of the first two seasons of the programme.

Russell was one of the four original cast members of Doctor Who in 1963, starring opposite William Hartnell as the Doctor, Jacqueline Hill as Barbara Wright, Carole Ann Ford as Susan Foreman and later Maureen O'Brien as Vicki. His first involvement in the series took the form of the untransmitted pilot episode, which was eventually reshot and aired as "An Unearthly Child". He eventually departed, alongside Hill, in the penultimate story of the second season, The Chase.

Four decades on from his first appearance, Russell continues his involvement with Doctor Who, having lent his voice as a narrator to several of the audio book releases of the 'lost' 1960s episodes. He has also appeared in The Game, one of the continuing Doctor Who audio stories produced by Big Finish. More recently, Russell has recorded readings of some of the Target Novelisations of Doctor Who episodes, also for CD release.

In the late 1990s Russell returned to the role of Ian for the VHS release of the story The Crusade, of which episodes two and four are currently lost. He recorded several in-character scenes to camera, which helped to bridge the gap between the existing episodes.

Ian Cullen is a British actor born on 20 October 1939 with numerous roles in British television, including regular roles in Emergency - Ward 10 (as Warren Kent - 1966-67), Z-Cars (as Joe Skinner - 1969-75), When the Boat Comes In (as Geordie Watson - 1977-81), and five's soap opera Family Affairs (as Angus Hart - 1997-99). He has guest starred in The Bill, Dalziel & Pascoe, Sorry!, and he played Ixta in the Doctor Who story The Aztecs in 1964, for which he was interviewed for the DVD release in 2002.


Patrick Geoffrey Ryecart
(born 9 May 1952) is an English actor.

Patrick Ryecart Imdb click here

Ryecart was born in Leamington Spa.  He has predominantly acted on British television shows since the mid-seventies including Lillie, Romeo and Juliet, The Professionals, Minder, Rumpole of the Bailey, Lovejoy, Coming Home, and Holby City. In 1986 he appeared in the Doctor Who serial The Trial of a Time Lord in the Mindwarp segment. He was one of the lead characters in the BBC TV comedy series The High Life  playing Captain Hilary Duff. He also appeared in the 1997 Agatha Christie's Poirot episode, Dumb Witness., and for the BBC in My Son My Son. Also Dalziel & Pascoe episode.

His extensive theatre credits include The Beastly Beatitudes of Balthazar B by J P Donleavy in London's West End. In Autumn 2007, he toured in the play Donkeys' Years by Michael Frayn. The tour was directed by Michael Simkins.

Doctor Who (TV series)
Dr. Crozier

The Trial of a Time Lord: Part 8 (1986) … Dr. Crozier

The Trial of a Time Lord: Part 7 (1986) … Dr. Crozier
The Trial of a Time Lord: Part 6 (1986) … Dr. Crozier
The Trial of a Time Lord: Part 5 (1986) … Dr. Crozier


Bella Emberg
(born Sybil I. Dyke 16 September 1937 in Hove, Sussex, England, UK) is a British actress probably best known for her appearances on The Benny Hill Show and The Russ Abbot Show, where she notably played Blunderwoman. She has also appeared in Softly, Softly and Z Cars.

Her professional debut was in weekly repertory in Ryde, Isle of Wight — the summer season 1962.

She made a guest appearance in The Basil Brush Show, and also featured in Doctor Who, BBC One's science fiction series, a total of 3 times. In the 1970s, she had uncredited roles in the Third Doctor serials Doctor Who and the Silurians and The Time Warrior. In 2006 she was seen in the Tenth Doctor episode "Love & Monsters", where she played Mrs Croot. A second appearance as Mrs Croot was recorded for "The Runaway Bride" but cut before transmission. She played the part of Aunt Barbara in the Second series of the CBBC programme "Bear Behaving Badly" in 2008, the third series in 2009 and the fourth in 2010


Holli played Kelly in Dr. Who episode Closing Time
Holli has also appeared in The Bill, Doctors, Holby City & After Effects


Autographs are charged at £10 each on the day of the signing, on a personal item or on a free photograph provided on the day. 

Buy four autographs get a fifth free, e.g buy eight

Pre Order Service
If you are unable to attend the signing and would like your personal items signed or a signed picture. 
Please click on the pre orders below and we will get your order for you and post out to you early the following week.
Barking Learning Centre
Location map click here  
Barking Learning Centre, 2 Town Square, Barking, IG11 7NB
Tel: 020 8724 8710
Maps and Directions
Actors appear subject to work commitments
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