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50 things for Doctor Who fans to do before they die

Andrew Blair Jun 29, 2017

Feat. graffiti, baking, nuns and talking like an 80s Cyberman, here are the experiences all Doctor Who fans should have at least once...

Obviously it will be tricky to do anything on this list after death (besides I’m saving that time for giving Engines Of War another read), but clickbait headlines own us all now. Think of these ideas listed below as a Doctor Who themed bucket list, and use some of your freedoms to add to it in the comments section.

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1. Go to Paris, stand at the foot of the Eiffel Tower, look up at the top and shout 'Bye Bye Duggan'.

2. Find and play the Doctor Who pinball game.

3. Anywhere you see a wall covered in graffiti, find
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The Doctor Who Column: Rules for guest actors

Time's a healer, so they say. Well whoever “they” are, “they” must have got their facts wrong, since time is anything but a benign presence. Time brings two spectres of evil: Old age, with its saggy, wrinkly skin, creaking bones and chilblains. And of course, death. It's inevitable of course, but that still doesn't make a loss of life any easier for that person's friends and family.

Between them, Halliday, Chinnery and Madoc have graced many iconic TV programmes for the past 50 years, whether it's A For Andromeda, The Champions, The Avengers, The Goodies or Casualty. They were the sort of actors who turn up in these programmes and you'd go “Oh yeah, it's that guy again...” So of course, it's no real surprise that their CVs contained Doctor Who. I actually read an obituary for Madoc the other day which snootily said something along the lines of 'Madoc appeared
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Peter Halliday obituary

The actor Peter Halliday, who has died aged 87, was best known for playing the scientist John Fleming in the BBC's cult sci-fi series A for Andromeda (1961), co-starring Julie Christie, and its sequel, The Andromeda Breakthrough (1962), with Susan Hampshire. He also portrayed a number of characters in Doctor Who in the 1960s and 70s, including Packer in the serial The Invasion.

Peter was born near Llangollen, north-east Wales. When he was five, his family moved to Welshpool in Powys. He attended Oswestry school in Shropshire and, aged 18, was called up by the army. He spent three and a half years in Iraq, Palestine and Egypt. He auditioned for the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and, much to his surprise, was accepted; he started his studies upon leaving the army.

He enjoyed his time at Rada and became friends with Patricia Hitchcock, the daughter of Alfred Hitchcock. He taught her about cricket
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British TV Star Halliday Dead At 87

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British TV Star Halliday Dead At 87
Veteran British TV star Peter Halliday has died, aged 87.

The Welsh-born actor, who is best known for his starring role in 1960s sci-fi drama A for Andromeda, spent almost 60 years in showbusiness.

Halliday became a professional actor after serving in World War II. He joined the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, England in 1950 and worked alongside great thespians like Richard Burton and Sir Ralph Richardson.

During his career, he appeared on cult TV shows Dr Who, The Sweeney, The Saint and The Avengers.

He also featured in the films The Swordsman and Remains of the Day.

His final movie was 2005's star-studded Lassie, in which he played a vicar.

Ambassadors DVD Commentary

Speaking at the Missing in Action convention, the actor Nicholas Courtney reported that he has just recorded a commentary for the seventh season story The Ambassadors of Death, alongside other members of cast and crew including Terrance Dicks, Peter Halliday and Derek Ware.

It should be remembered that commentaries are often recorded way in advance of DVD release (years in some cases!), so this is no indication that the story is currently scheduled to appear in the shops soon!

Restoration Team member Steve Roberts recently discussed the colour recovery process at a talk for the Doctor Who Information Network, during which he reported that recovery work hadn't been undertaken on the story at that point.
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