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Doctor Who Stars to Shine at Leicester Sci fi Event

A celebration of British science fiction is due to take place at Leicester’s National Space Centre later this month, with Doctor Who stars from yesteryear taking centre stage. 

The BritSciFi event will run at the attraction on Saturday, June 17 and Sunday, June 18.

Special guests set to attend on the Sunday, include actors Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, David Bradley, Paul McGann and Peter Davison, who have played versions of the doctor throughout the years.

Leicester Time: Doctor Who Stars to Shine at Leicester Sci fi Event
Picture: Colin Baker

People will also be able to see original costumes and creatures from Doctor Who, including the legendary Daleks.

The event is due to celebrate a range of other sci-fi shows including The Tomorrow People, Blake’s 7 and Terrahawks.

Joining the event on Saturday will be cast members and a writer from Red Dwarf, including Danny John-Jules, who played Cat, Norman Lovett, who played Holly, and show co-creator Doug Naylor, who will all host a Q&A.

Blake’s 7 actors Sally Knyvette and Jan Chappell will talk about the show on Sunday, while actors from The Tomorrow People are also due to visit.

Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson’s son Jamie is due to host two live shows in the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium, while visitors will also be able to see props, sets and costumes from many of Anderson’s shows.

The ticketed event can be booked online.