Denis Lill to appear at London DWAS event, 30 June 2024

DENIS LILL (CHARLES Vaughan, Survivors) will join other Doctor Who cast and crew members at the Doctor Who Appreciation Society (DWAS) Projections in Time event in London on Sunday 30 June 2024.

Lill, who appeared as Dr. Fendelman in the Doctor Who story Image Of The Fendahl, will join Louise Jameson (Leela, and Big Finish’s audio Survivors), Adrienne Burgess (Veet, The Sun Makers), Hilary Ryan (Rodan, The Invasion Of Time), Mat Irvine (Visual Effects), and A J Mitchell (Electronic Effects).

There will be episode screenings of Image Of The Fendahl (Part One), The Sun Makers (Part Four), Underworld (Part One) and The Invasion Of Time (Part Six).

Cast and crew will reunite live on stage for a special Question & Answer session, and there will be autograph and photo studio sessions (for which additional charges apply).

Projections in Time: Season Sevateem
Sunday 30 June 2024, from 13:00
Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London W6 9BN
Tickets: £15, available to book from Riverside Studios

Chris Tranchell appearing at Fantom signing event, 27 April 2024

Chris Tranchell - Fantom - April Signing Spectacular - 27 April 2024

CHRIS TRANCHELL (PAUL Pitman, Survivors) will be one of the guests at Fantom Events ‘April Signing Spectacular’ being held in Chiswick on 27 April 2024.

Tranchell will appear alongside Hilary Ryan, Milton Johns and Tom Kelly, in a reunion of cast members from the 1978 Doctor Who serial The Invasion of Time.

Tickets for this popular event have already sold out, but there’s an option to join a waiting list in the hope of picking up any booking cancellations.

It is however still possible to order signed photographs from Tranchell (or to arrange the signing of other material, such as Survivors DVD or VHS sleeves, sent in by agreement). Contact Fantom Events to find out more.

Fantom Events – April Signing Spectacular
27 April 2024, doors open at 12:30
St Michael’s Centre, Elmwood Road, Chiswick, London W4 3DY
Fantom Event information

Romford Horror Festival shares video of audience with Ian McCulloch

Ian McCulloch on stage at the Romford Horror Festival 2024

THE ORGANISERS OF Romford Horror Festival have posted an official online recording of the audience with Ian McCulloch which took place on 2 March 2024.

In this session McCulloch plays his guitar and sings, discusses his early musical career, his work on stage and television and his appearance in three Italian horror films Zombie Flesh Eaters, Zombi Holocaust and Contamination.

Although the focus of the weekend was the horror genre, McCulloch does discuss (17ms-25ms) his role as Greg Preston in Survivors, his relationship with Terry Nation and producer Terry Dudley and the three episodes that he wrote for the series.

An audience with Ian McCulloch, Romford Horror Festival 2024
An audience with Ian McCulloch, Romford Horror Festival 2024 – Survivors section

Big Finish share video interview with Carolyn Seymour and Lucy Fleming

Big Finish share video interview with Carolyn Seymour and Lucy Fleming

BIG FINISH HAVE released a short behind-the-scenes video interview with Carolyn Seymour (Abby Grant) and Lucy Fleming (Jenny Richards) reflecting on the legacy of Survivors and the pair’s work on the audio series.

Published today (1 October 2024 – Seymour’s 76th birthday), five days after the release of Survivors: New Dawn 4, the interview sees the two actors describe the impact of the original TV series and their pleasure at being able to revisit and continue on audio the storylines of characters they first played almost 50 years ago.

“It’s always fun working for Big Finish,” says Fleming. “It’s just a joy. We’re really lucky to be doing this.” Seymour agrees. “We have a wonderful team. We just love it. We have such a good time.”

Big Finish have made clear that the release of Survivors: New Dawn 4 brings to an end the company’s work on the series – after nine boxsets inspired by the events of the original TV series, the four box set New Dawn imprint and three Survivors audio books.

Big Finish. 2023. ‘Survivors with Carolyn Seymour and Lucy Fleming’, 1 October.

Ian McCulloch to appear at the Popcorn con in Sheffield in September

Ian McCulloch will appear as a guest at the Popcorn convention in Sheffield on 10 September 2023

IAN MCCULLOCH HAS today been confirmed as a guest at the Popcorn convention in Sheffield on 10 September 2023.

Ian McCulloch starred as Greg Preston in the BBC’s cult post apocalyptic 70’s TV series Survivors and most recently in Big Finish’s popular audio productions of the series. He had leading roles in the Italian horror films Zombie Flesh Eaters AKA Zombi II (1979) by Lucio Fulci, Zombie Holocaust (1980) by Marino Girolami, and Contamination (1980) by Luigi Cozzi. Zombie Flesh Eaters was originally banned in the UK as part of the 1980s campaign against “Video Nasties”. McCulloch has had supporting roles in studio films such as “Where Eagles Dare (1968) with Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood, and Cromwell (1970) with Alec Guinness and Richard Harris. In addition, he has appeared in successful independent films, most notably The Ghoul (1975) with Peter Cushing and John Hurt. Ian has also guest starred in many TV series, including: Colditz (1974), Return of the Saint (1978); Hammer House of Horror’s episode “Witching Time” with Patricia Quinn (1980); The Professionals (1980), episode “Mixed Doubles”, in which he played the physical fitness and close quarters combat instructor of Bodie and Doyle; and as Nilson in the Doctor Who, serial “Warriors of the Deep” with Peter Davison (1984).

Popcorn convention

Also confirmed as Popcorn guests are Sarah Sutton, Peter Davison, Clare Higgins, Kenneth Cranham, Madeline Smith, Patricia Quinn and Michael Carter.

Autographs and photo opportunities can be purchased with all guests appearing on the day.

Popcorn describes itself as:

a pop culture festival that gets its geek on for the world of TV, Film, Comics, Literature, Sci-Fi, Horror, Cosplay & Art all under one roof! As well as Special Guests, Q & A panels, there will be autographsselfiescostume groups, cosplay, a busy marketplace filled with memorabillia & merch!  Meet fellow geeks!

Popcorn 2023

Popcorn takes places at the Magna Science Adventure Centre, Magna Way, Templeborough, Sheffield S60 1FD on Sunday 10 September 2023.

Find out more and buy tickets from the site.

Big Finish confirm full cast details for New Dawn 3 audio

BIG FINISH HAVE confirmed the full cast details for the upcoming Survivors: New Dawn 3 audio boxset, due for release next month.

The cast for the three episodes in the set is as follows:

  • Carolyn Seymour (Abby Grant)
  • Lucy Fleming (Jenny Richards)
  • Tom Alexander (Former-Ranger / Cleric)
  • Daisy Badger (Debra Adams)
  • Sean Connolly (Mike Ferguson / Groom)
  • Mark Elstob (Andrew / Terry Matthews)
  • Jonathan Keeble (Mark Osborne)
  • Belinda Lang (Celia Tate)
  • Hannah Raymond-Cox (Boo / Judy Lawson)
  • Enzo Squillino Jnr (Phil Harris)
  • Sam Stafford (Robin Page)

Survivors: New Dawn 3 will be released in April 2023 and is still available to pre-order, as both a collector’s edition three-disc CD and digital download combo or as a digital download only, from the Big Finish site.

Ian McCulloch to appear at Connecticut Horrorfest

CT Horrorfest 2022

IAN MCCULLOCH (GREG Preston, Survivors) will appear at the CT Horrorfest 2022 Convention in Connecticut this weekend (16-17 September 2022).

McCulloch is best know in horror circles for his three post-Survivors roles in Italian horror movies, and outlines his interest in meeting fans of his work in a brief promotional video for the event.

Scottish born actor Ian McCulloch rose to fame playing Greg Preston on the 1970s’ British Sci-Fi television show Survivors about a genetically engineered germ that wipes out almost the entire population of Earth.

His popularity there caught the attention of Italian filmmakers as he went on to star in a handful of the classics – including his role as Peter West in Lucio Fulci’s 1979 masterpiece Zombie (aka Zombi 2)!

Please join us in welcoming Ian McCulloch to CT HorrorFest 2022!

Films: Zombie (aka Zombi 2), Zombie Holocaust (aka Doctor Butcher M.D.), Contamination, Moonlighting, Where Eagles Dare, It!, Cromwell

Television: Survivors, Hammer House of Horror, Doctor Who, High Road, Taggart

CT Horrorfest 2022

Ian McCulloch - CT Horrorfest 2022

CT HorrorFest 2022
16-17 September 2022
Naugatuck Event Center
Naugatuck, CT, USA

Keith Jayne (Mick, Corn Dolly) to appear at Whooverville 2022

Keith Jayne - Survivors - Corn Dolly

KEITH JAYNE, WHO memorably played the role of Mick in the first series Survivors episode Corn Dolly, will be one of the guests at the Whooverville convention in Derby on 3 September 2022.

Whooverville 13 is, as the name suggests, a Doctor Who themed event, celebrating all the different eras of the show. Keith played the role of Will Chandler in the Fifth Doctor story The Awakening (alongside Denis Lill), but is probably best known in genre circles for playing the title role in the 1981 television adaptation of the much-loved children’s story Stig of the Dump.

Advance tickets for Whooverville 13, which proudly promotes itself as “the East Midland’s biggest annual get-together for fans of the BBC TV series Doctor Who” can be purchased online.

Keith has fond memories of his time working on Corn Dolly. “I remember it being a very friendly cast,” he told the Survivors: A World Away site. “As the youngest of them I used to enjoy the cuddles from Annie Hayes [Lorraine] – especially when it was so cold. Lucy and Carolyn were also kind to me. However, of them all, Denis was really helpful.”

Keith did have some concerns about taking on the part of Mick so early in his acting career. “I felt the part was too big for me at that stage,” he concedes. “But with [director] Pennant [Roberts]’s constant encouragement and the kindness afforded me by the other cast members, I got through it.”

Whooverville 13
3 September 2022
QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, Derby DE1 3AS

June Hudson joins Fantom Events ‘Signing Spectacular’ – 27 August

COSTUME DESIGNER JUNE Hudson is appearing at a signing event in London on 27 August 2022.

June joined the production team on Survivors in its first year and designed the clothing for the show’s leading series one characters. During her career at the BBC, June worked extensively on Doctor Who and Blake’s 7 amongst other classic shows.

Tickets for the event organised by Fantom Films, at which numerous Doctor Who cast and crew members are appearing, cost £15 (including a free gift).

Tickets can be booked in advance (as numbers are limited). Anyone unable to attend can also purchase a signed photo in advance.

Fantom Events August Signing Spectacular
27 August 2022
St Michael’s Centre, Elmwood Road, Chiswick, London W4 3DY

Ian McCulloch to appear at London Film Fair, 11 September 2022

Ian McCulloch - London Film Fair - 11 September 2022

IAN McCULLOCH (GREG Preston) will appear at a London Film Fair event on 11 September 2022, at which fans will be able to purchase an autograph and a personal photo shoot with the Survivors actor and script writer.

The London Film Fair will take place at the Royal National Hotel, 38-51 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0DG.

Advance tickets (for entrance to the event) can be purchased online, and anyone unable to attend in person can pre-purchase the autographing of an item.

Joining us for the London Film Fair is IAN MCCULLOCH, the event takes place 11th September 2022 at the Royal National Hotel.

Ian appeared in Survivors and Doctor Who. Fans of the zombie genre will also know Ian for his work on Zombie Flesh Eaters, Zombie Holocaust and then the horror film Contamination.

London Film Fair
Ian McCulloch - London Film Fair - September 2022