Comedy at the Cult TV Festival, 20-23 October, Gt Yarmouth, UK
Comedy guests at the 13th Annual Cult TV Festival.
The Cult TV Festival is a fan-run, multi-stream, charity event in aid of Medecins Sans Frontiers (Doctors Without Borders) running from noon Friday to noon Monday over the weekend of 20-23 October, taking place at the Seacroft Holiday Village, Hemsby, Great Yarmouth, UK.
Visit our website: www.cult.tv
At the Festival there are many events happening at the same time and over the weekend, so you get to pick and choose what you want to do at any hour of the day. Each guest takes part in a fully researched interviews and Q&A session; there are also workshops, autograph sessions, Friday night games, the Saturday night Cult TV Awards and Sunday Night star cabaret, episode screenings (in two dedicated 24 hour video rooms), a fan strand, quizzes, merchandise dealers, discussion groups, different themed parties each night, a free 36 page event brochure etc.
Our guests are now up to 26 and include four from the world of comedy:
* Richard Wilson * Best known of course as Victor Meldrew in the sit-com One Foot In The Grave. He has had a distinguished acting career that included the role of Doctor Constantine in the 2005 series of Doctor Who in episodes 'The Empty Child' and 'The Doctor Dances'. Richard’s appearance is rarity and would be a great chance to meet him and hear him talk about his career.
* Norman Lovett * The original Holly in Red Dwarf. Norman will also be one half of our Sunday night cabaret. Never seen him do stand up comedy? You can now. All a part of the full weekend entertainment at Cult TV!
* Richard Gibson * Herr Flick in ‘Allo ‘Allo!
* David Barry * Frankie Abbot in Please Sir!, and The Fenn Street Gang.
Other guests include:
* Antonio Fargas * Best known for having played Huggy Bear in Starsky & Hutch (tv series). Many other TV, film and Broadway performances.
* Elisabeth Sladen * Sarah Jane Smith in Doctor Who, recently in the David Tennant episode ‘School Reunion’.
* Jean Marsh * Co-creator of Upstairs, Downstairs (where she played Rose) and many other guest staring appearances including 3 Doctor Who stories, 2 with William Hartnell and one with Sylvester McCoy.
* Francis Matthews * The voice of Captain Scarlet. He was Paul Temple in the classic BBC detective series and has had a varied career including three appearances in The Morecambe and Wise Show and two of Eric and Ernie’s films.
* Herb Jefferson Jnr & Terry Carter * Boomer and Colonel Tigh in the original Battlestar Galactica.
* Ron B Moore * Emmy award winning special effects for Star Trek – Enterprise. He also worked on ST-TNG and Voyager. SFx supervisor on ST-Generations.
* Stefan Arngrim * Barry Lockridge (the kid) in the Irwin Allen TV series Land of the Giants. This will age many of you as he recently turned 50. He has guest starred in many series and is also a very accomplished musician. He is returning to the UK for the first time in nearly a decade.
* Dave Prowse MBE * The Green X Code Man and Darth Vader in Star Wars.
* Richard Bonehill * Richard has worked on six different Doctor Who stories in the Peter Davison and Colin Baker eras. He also worked on Star Wars Episodes V & VI. He is a sword master having in more recent times worked on Sharpe’s Challenge, Bleak House and Gormenghast to name but a few and will be demonstrating his skills in one of our workshops over the weekend!
* Mike Trim * Designer and model maker on many of the Gerry Anderson TV series. He has been a freelance illustrator for many years and is perhaps best known for the Thunderchild artwork on the front cover of ‘Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of War of the Worlds’.