Win two tickets to Doctor Who convention coming to Bedford

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Doctor Who fans are expected to flock to Bedford for a special charity convention next month.

Daleks, Time Lords and Cybermen will take over The Quarry Theatre on April 8 for Bedford Who Charity Con 3.

Visitors will get a chance to meet some famous guests and get their autographs.

Among the line up will be three of the Doctor’s companions, Vicki, Steven and Polly - alias actors Maureen O’Brien, Peter Purves (who was later in Blue Peter) and Anneke Wills.

“They travelled in the Tardis way back in the 1960s, when the show was still in black and white!” said one of the organisers, Simon Danes.

The Master himself will be there, in the form of actor Geoffrey Beevers who played the villainous Time Lord in the 1980s.

Current series regular Sarah Louise Madison is another guest. She regularly appears under heavy make-up as the Weeping Angels.

Completing the line-up will be BAFTA award-winning special effects designer Mike Tucker, and writer Una McCormack.

The day will include events on stage and the chance to mingle with the guests.

“It should be great fun,” said Simon.

Profits from the event will go to Bedford Foodbank.

Over the past year local Doctor Who fans have raised an impressive £8000 for the Foodbank.

Simon said: “It’ is all desperately needed. The Foodbank is entirely dependent on fundraising and donations to pay for their work.

“Every month, emergency food is provided for 500 children and adults in crisis.”

For more details of the event go to facebook.com/bedfordwhocharitycon or bedfordwhocharitycon.co.uk

Tickets are available from The Quarry Theatre’s box office on quarrytheatre.org.uk.

The Times and Citizen is teaming up with the convention’s organisers to offer readers a chance to win two free tickets.

All you need to do is answer the following question:

Twelve actors have played the Doctor on television (or 13 if you include Sir john Hurt who appeared in the 50th anniversary special).

Doctor number five was Peter Davison and Doctor number 10 was David Tennant. How are they related in real life?

Answers should be marked ‘Times and Citizen competition’ and sent to info@bedfordwhocharitycon.co.uk

The winner will be contacted by the organisers directly after April 5.