Counting down to Whooverville XI!

Doors Open 9:00am Saturday 31st August at QUAD, Derby.


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More guests will be added as they are confirmed.
Please remember all announced guests appear subject to work commitments.

Paul McGann

Paul McGannWe are very pleased to announce the first guest for Whooverville XI, Paul McGann.

Tickets go on sale in November from Derby QUAD.

The 2018 Guest List
David Gooderson

David GoodersonDavid Gooderson was the second actor to portray Davros – also in Destiny of the Daleks. Among his many other appearances have been roles in Mapp and Lucia, Lovejoy and most notably, A Touch of Frost.

Thank you to Derek from Tenth Planet for bringing another great guest. We remind our customers, that as sponsored a guest, David will charge for autographs.

Tim Barlow

Tim BarlowTim Barlow appeared as Tyssan in the 1979 Fourth Doctor story Destiny of the Daleks. In a long career, he has also appeared in TV shows such as The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, Grange Hill, Derek and Sherlock; and films such as Hot Fuzz, Mary Reilly and The Eagle has Landed.

Thank you to Derek from Tenth Planet for bringing another great guest. We remind our customers, that as sponsored a guest, Tim will charge for autographs.

Tony Osoba

Tony OsobaTony Osoba is one of that small band of actors with credits in both classic and 21st Century Doctor Who.

He appeared as Lan in the 1979 Fourth Doctor story Destiny of the Daleks and then played Kracauer in the 1987 Seventh Doctor story Dragonfire. His most recent appearance was as Duke in the 2014 Twelfth Doctor story Kill the Moon.

Beyond Who, Tony is perhaps best remembered as Scottish hard man McClaren in the classic Ronnie Barker sitcom Porridge. He has also appeared in series such as Coronation Street, Dempsey and Makepeace, Space 1999, The Professionals, Minder, Bergerac and The Bill.

We are delighted to be welcomingTony to Derby QUAD on September 1st and thank Derek Hambly of Tenth Planet for bringing such a great guest. We remind our customers, that as a sponsored guest, Tony will charge for autographs.

Nicholas Burns

Nicholas BurnsDerbyshire actor Nicholas Burns appeared as the very nasty Lord Sutcliffe in the 2017 12th Doctor story Thin Ice – causing the Doctor to thump him.

He is also well known for having played the title role in the 2005 Chris Morris and Charlie Brooker sitcom, Nathan Barley, as well as the roles of Martin Weedon in the popular comedy Benidorm and Alex in No Heroics.

Nicholas has had recurring roles in the TV series Absolute Power, Roman’s Empire and the sketch show Man Stroke Woman. He also made an appearance in The Mighty Boosh as the ruler of the planet Xooberon; in The IT Crowd as Jerome, the director of a musical called Gay!; and in the episode “At Bertram’s Hotel” of Marple as Jack and Joel Britten.

The addition of Nicholas to our lists of guests for Whooverville X means that we now have major guest stars from episodes that have featured each of Doctors 9 to 12.

We are delighted to be welcoming Nicholas to Derby QUAD on Saturday 1st September and offer our thanks to Matthew Campbell of M&M Famous Faces, for helping us to bring you this excellent guest.

Angela Bruce

Angela BruceAngela is of course best known to us for playing Brigadier Winifred Bambera in the popular 1989 Seventh Doctor story Battlefield, but she has had a long and varied career, including a number of roles in science fiction productions. Angela played Dayna in two Blake’s 7 radio plays in the 1990s, she played the female version of Dave Lister in Red Dwarf and also appeared in the “Charlie Boy” episode of Hammer House of Horror. On the London stage, she was the second actress to play Magenta in the original stage production of The Rocky Horror Show, succeeding Patricia Quinn.

Other notable performances have been in Angels, Coronation Street, Press Gang, Prime Suspect, Bad Girls and Spooks. She is probably best recognized by general viewers as Councillor Murray, who is surprised by her apparent rescue by Batman and Robin in Only Fools and Horses.

We are delighted to be welcoming Angela to Whooverville and extend our warm thanks to Dexter and Paul of Fantom Events will be for their continued support of our event.

Keith Barnfather

Keith Barnfather Keith Barnfather founded Reeltime Pictures in 1984, and released the first of the on-going series of Myth Makers interviews in the same year, initially on VHS and latterly on DVD and now as downloads too.

Now thirty-four years and more than 130 Myth Maker releases later, the range continues as strong as ever; together with any number of Doctor Who focused documentaries and spin-off dramas, including last year’s wonderful The White Witch of Devil’s End, featuring Damaris Hayman.

Keith will be bringing his Reeltime stall to the dealers’ and traders’ room at Whooverville and will also be taking part in an on-stage panel.

Matthew Dale

Matthew DaleReturning from Whooverville 8 and 9, Matthew is a British actor who has appeared in a variety of television series including Teachers and Stella; and in films such as Far From The Madding Crowd, Bridget Jones’ Baby and The Time Of Their Lives. He appeared in Star Wars: Rogue One as the Red Jedha Priest. In Doctor Who he appeared in the 12th Doctor story, Robot of Sherwood as Big John.

Matthew will again be at Whooverville as a (self-) sponsored guest, based in the dealers’ room, and as such may charge for autographs.

Brian Croucher

Brian CroucherBrian Croucher played Borg in The Robots of Death and also appeared in the spin-off production Shakedown: Return of the Sontarans. He is of course also known as the second actor to portray Travis in Blake’s 7. An earlier leading role was in the fabulous children’s adventure series The Jensen Code. He also appeared in the ITV serial Quatermass, starring Sir John Mills (1979) and in the 1985 drama serial Edge of Darkness, playing the chief of security Connors

Film appearances have included roles in Burke & Hare (1971), Made (1972), The Waterloo Bridge Handicap (1978), A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (1979), Deadly Game (1982), Scrubbers (1983) and Underworld (1985).

His TV appearances have included roles in the thriller series Out [1978], Minder and Bottom. He also played the role of Rooky in the Southern Television series, The Famous Five.

His most recent role on the big screen has been as the mysterious Stubbs in this year’s British psychological thriller Welcome to Curiosity.


We look forward to welcoming Brian to Whooverville and thank Ian Kubiak and Cygnus Alpha for their support of our event.

Jon Davey

Jon DaveyJon is an actor who has featured in 42 episodes of Doctor Who to date over the past 12 years, as various monsters including: Dalek, Cyberman, Ood, Judoon, Whisperman and Unit Soldier. He also performed and assisted with choreography in Doctor Who Live in 2010, Doctor Who Proms 2013 and The Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular both in Australia in 2014/2015 and in the UK in 2015.

He has also featured in the Star Wars film Rogue One, Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Merlin, Wizards v Aliens, Casualty and Atlantis in various roles.

His other work has included being a DOP, camera operator and stills photographer. He has worked on projects for Big Brother, The X-factor, Robbie Williams, Samsung and MTV. Jon has also worked on over 50 music videos for bands such as: Radiohead, Scissor Sisters, Seasick Steve, Run The Jewels, McFly, Offspring and Kula Shaker.

In 2011 he worked as a lighting Cameraman on a animated sequence for the Simon Pegg movie A Fantastic Fear of Everything.

Paul Cornell

Paul CornellMulti-award winning writer Paul needs very little introduction. He first came to many people’s attention through writing fan fiction in the 1980s, progressing to become a professional writer as one of the first authors of the Virgin New Adventure books, creating the enduringly popular Bernice Summerfield.

He then went on to write for the BBC Books Doctor Who range and for Big Finish and to create the online return of Doctor Who with The Scream of Shalka, a venture that was cut short by the return of Doctor Who to television in 2005. Paul was invited by Russell T. Davies to join the writing team for Series One, contributing the wonderful Father’s Day. For Series Three, he adapted one of his most successful New Adventures into the brilliant two-parter Human Nature / The Family of Blood.

Sadly that was the last we have seen of Paul as a writer of television Doctor Who, but he has continued to write for the series in comics and this year achieved an ambition by becoming a Target Novels writer, adapting Steven Moffat’s Twice Upon a Time for the revival of the range.

Paul has written episodes of Elementary, Primeval, Robin Hood, and many other TV series and has worked for every major comics publisher, including his creator-owned series Saucer State for IDW; This Damned Band for Dark Horse; Batman and Robin for DC Comics; and Wolverine and Young Avengers for Marvel Comics.

Paul’s successful series of Shadow Police novels – London Falling, The Severed Streets and Who Killed Sherlock Holmes and his ongoing Witches of Lychford series (both published by Tor) are very much recommended and his acclaimed thriller Chalk was published in 2017.

Mark Benton

Mark BentonMark Benton is best known to Doctor Who fans as one of the first guest stars to appear, when the show returned to our screens in 2005 – playing conspiracy theorist Clive Finch in the episode, Rose.

Mark had earlier worked with Russell T. Davies and Christopher Eccleston, when he played the Devil in Davies’ s The Second Coming.

He has enjoyed a long and varied career since making his TV debut on Desmond’s and then Boon in 1992 going on to become one of the most recognised faces on British TV as well as one of our most versatile actors, with appearances in programmes such as Randall and Hopkirk: Deceased, Dr. Terrible’s House of Horrible, Swiss Tony, Barbara, Clocking Off, Murphy’s Law, Early Doors, Twisted Tales, Northern Lights, The Street, Waterloo Road and many more, including a memorable turn in Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimore’s brilliant but sadly short-lived Catterick.

In September 2013, Mark was one of the contestants in the eleventh series of Strictly Come Dancing, surviving until week 10.

He has had a notable recent success as Frank Hathaway, alongside Jo (Lynda with a Y) Joyner in the delightful BBC daytime detective series Shakespeare and Hathaway.

Michelle Ryan

Michelle Ryan Michelle is a Londoner, whose first television role was “Dolores” in the children’s program, The Worst Witch (2000).

She then went on to play the role that made her famous, that of “Zoe Slater” in EastEnders (2000-2005). Highlights of her time in the soap included a two hander episode in which her character, shared the screen with her mother, “Kat”, drawing in 19 million viewers and winning “Best Single Episode” at the British Soap Awards (2002).

Since leaving Eastenders, she has appeared in a number of movies, beginning with Sean Ellis’ Cashback (2004) and including Flick (2008). alongside Faye Dunaway; I Want Candy (2007); Noel Clarke’s (2010); Girl Walks Into a Bar (2011); The Man Inside; and Cockneys vs Zombies (2012).

Michelle has appeared in a number of UK television series, including Steven Moffat’s Jekyll (2007), and Mansfield Park (2007) opposite Billie Piper, before being cast as “Jaime Sommers” in the title role for NBC’s 2007 remake of Bionic Woman. Other TV roles have included “Nimueh” in Merlin (2008); and in Mister Eleven (2009) with Olivia Colman.

Of course, Michelle is best known to us for her role as “Lady Christina de Souza” in the first of the 2009 Doctor Who specials Planet of the Dead, a part to which she has returned recently for Big Finish Productions.

Adjoa Andoh

Adjoa AndohAdjoa Andoh is an actress with a long and successful career on film, television, stage and radio. She has played lead roles at the RSC, the National Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre and the Almeida Theatre.

Adjoa is a familiar face on television, notably of course in Doctor Who as Sister Jatt in New Earth, but more significantly as Martha Jones’s mother Francine.

She has had long stints in Casualty and EastEnders and has also appeared in Jonathan Creek; the 1995 Tomorrow People story “The Rameses Connection” (the one with Christopher Lee); Noel Clarke’s films Adulthood and Brotherhood, MI High and many other high-profile films and shows.

Adjoa made her Hollywood debut in 2009 starring as Nelson Mandela’s Chief of Staff Brenda Mazibuko alongside Morgan Freeman as Mandela in Clint Eastwood’s Invictus.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming Adjoa to Derby QUAD and thank Matthew Campbell of M&M Famous Faces for helping to make this happen.

David Warner

David WarnerDavid Warner is one of the preeminent British actors on both stage and screen of the last fifty years. In the 1960s, his Hamlet was considered to be the defining one of his generation and he remains a classical actor of great renown. He is no stranger to science fiction and has a worldwide following for his many appearances in the Star Trek TV and feature-film franchise.

David has enjoyed a film career second to none on both sides of the Atlantic. He is known for such films as Morgan – A Suitable Case for Treatment, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Tom Jones, The Ballad of Cable Hogue, Cross of Iron, The Omen, Holocaust, The 39 Steps, Time After Time, Portrait in Evil, Time Bandits, Tron, Titanic, and various characters in the Star Trek franchise including Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and Star Trek: The Next Generation. In 1981, he won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Special for his portrayal of Pomponius Falco in the television miniseries Masada.

It’s probably true to say that he was too busy off being a major film star to have crossed paths with Doctor Who during the classic series; and so it was not until 2013 that he made his Doctor Who TV début as the Duran Duran loving Russian Professor Grisenko in the Eleventh Doctor story Cold War.

David has played many, many roles for Big Finish both in Doctor Who stories and in their other series. Most prominently he has played an alternative universe version of the Doctor in two Doctor Who Unbound releases and in the New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield.

We look forward immensely to welcoming David to Derby QUAD and Whooverville.

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About Whooverville

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Whooverville is the East Midlands’ biggest annual get-together to fans of the BBC TV series ‘Doctor Who’. Organised by Derby’s local Doctor Who group, the Whoovers, one of the most popular fan groups in the UK, Whooverville is a day of fun for all ages. Whooverville event is a chance to have your photo taken with the TARDIS, catch up on gossip from the latest series, purchase new and classic merchandise, take part in a Doctor Who pod-cast, add to the autograph album and meet some of the people from in front of and behind the camera.

The event is held at QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby. DE1 3AS.

For more information check out the Frequently Asked Questions .

Stay in touch

For more information you can send a message or contact Steve Hatcher by post at 'Kenfield', Mappleton, Ashbourne, Derbyshire. By telephone on 01335 350397 or by email at