Stars of Time
27th & 28th July 2013
The Helicopter Museum, Locking Moor Road, Weston-super-Mare, Somerset BS24 8PP
Anneke will be attending The South West’s Premier Sci-Fi & Entertainment Show alongside fellow Doctor Who companions Louise Jameson, Katy Manning and Wendy Padbury. Other guests include Chris Barrie, John Challis, Wanda Ventham and Caroline Munro.
Anneke will be appearing on Sunday 28th July only.
More details can be found at www.starsoftime.co.uk
Doctor Who at 50
Director Michael Ferguson and actors Shirley Cooklin, Bernard Holley, Michael Kilgarriff, Deborah Watling and Anneke Wills discuss working with the 2nd Doctor — PatrickTroughton.
The Tenth Planet
BBC Worldwide have released a clip from the animated episode 4 of The Tenth Planet.
With the threat of the Cybermen foiled, Polly and Ben find the Doctor has beaten them to the TARDIS and closed the doors. As they hammer on the door, the controls operate of their own accord and the central column begins to rise and fall….
More details can be found at www.doctorwho.tv
Project MotorMouth 2
Saturday 3rd August 2013
Copthorne Hotel Slough-Windsor, Cippenham Lane, Berkshire, SL1 2YE
Janet Fielding has a new fight on her hands not against the Daleks or Cybermen but against cancer. Many of the companions from Doctor Who, including Anneke, are coming together for the day. It will not only raise money for a good cause but also keep Janet’s spirits up.
A charity fundraiser to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.
All profits will be going to the charity Project Motor House.
More details can be found here at www.tenthplanetevents.co.uk
Special DVD Bonus: The regeneration begins – The Krotons: Doctor Who
Anneke, Rob Shearman and Gary Russell discuss how the creation of the Doctor’s regeneration was a fantastic technique to continue the series. In a behind the scenes bonus feature, learn how the now-famous story arc started life. Great clip from The Krotons DVD Boxset, available now!
Doctor Who and The Highlanders
Anneke has recorded a reading of Doctor Who and The Highlanders for AudioGO. The audio-book is available on CD from all good stockists and this website.
You can order signed copies of all Anneke’s Doctor Who soundtrack CDs as well as Doctor Who and The Cybermen audiobook from the on-line shop.
Radio Times interview
Anneke recently gave an interview to Patrick Mulkern at Radio Times discussing her life, Doctor Who and her thoughts on the 50th anniversary and a lot more!
To read the interview click here.
The Macra Terror
Anneke recently recorded a new narration for the soundtrack of The Macra Terror for BBC Audio Go. The CD is part of the latest box set Doctor Who The Lost TV Episodes Collection 4: 1967
The box set contains 12 CDs presented in chronological order of transmission, the stories in this collection are ‘The Macra Terror’ (remastered with a brand new linking narration by Anneke Wills), ‘The Faceless Ones’, ‘Evil of the Daleks’, ‘The Abominable Snowmen’ and ‘The Ice Warriors’, all starring Patrick Troughton as the second Doctor.
You can order a signed copy of the box set by clicking here.
You can read a new interview with Anneke on a website dedicated to the works of Klaus Kinski, Du dumme Sau – a Kinski Blog. Anneke discusses working on The Pleasure Girls with Francesca Annis and Ian McShane as well as discussing many of the television roles she played in the 1960s including Doctor Who and The Strange World of Gurney Slade. You can also find out more about her upcoming new books.
You can read the interview by clicking here.
The Big Issue
Anneke was interviewed by The Big Issue about the DVD release of “The Strange World of Gurney Slade“. Below is an excerpt from the interview.
The Big Issue: “The Strange World of what…who…?”
Anneke: “It’s a lost classic. We made it a long time ago, way back in the beginning of the 60′s and then it disappeared. It deserves to be restored to its rightful place in the history of British humour.”
The Big Issue: “Even if people haven’t heard of the programme, would they be familiar with what it influenced?”
Anneke: “Without Gurney Slade you wouldn’t have had Monty Python. Without The Goons, we wouldn’t have anything at all. This is what the 60′s was about, bursting out of the restrictive 50′s was this wonderful, bubbling renaissance of creativity where everyone was being influenced by each other.
The Big Issue: “More importantly, without you we wouldn’t have that most wonderful of British traditions, the sexy Doctor Who companion.”
Anneke: “Absolutely, I’d been on The Saint and The Avengers when the BBC decided that Doctor Who needed a little “eye candy” for the dads. It was 1966, they wanted a swinging chick, and I came readymade for the job.”
To read more of this interview you can buy a back issue from The Big Issue website.