Ian McCulloch to join Dimensions 2014 convention Big Finish roster

Ian McCulloch (Greg Preston) will join the panel of Big Finish guests at the upcoming Dimensions 2014 convention, being held at the Copthorne Hotel, Newcastle on 24-26 October 2014.

Other Big Finish guests involved with the Survivors audio dramas include: Ken Bentley (director, writer), David Richardson (producer), Jason Haigh-Ellery (executive producer) and Matt Fitton (writer, script editor). Also appearing at the convention over the course of the weekend, as part of the Doctor Who guest line-up, are Louise Jameson (‘Jackie Burchall’, writer) and Terry Molloy (‘John Redgrave’).

Ian McCulloch - Greg Preston - Survivors - S1 studio day - 2003

Ian McCulloch to appear at Abertoir horror film festival

Ian McCulloch (Greg Preston, Survivors) is appearing at the Welsh international horror film festival Abertoir (@AbertoirFest) being held at Aberystwyth Arts Centre in Ceredigion, 11-16 November 2014.

On Saturday 15 November McCulloch will join director Luigi Cozzi for a screening of their 1980 Italian cult sci-fi horror Contamination (one of three Italian horror movies McCulloch starred in shortly after finishing work on Survivors).

On Sunday 16 November, special event An Evening with Ian McCulloch will see the actor and musician in conversation and performance:

Acclaimed actor Ian McCulloch will be taking to the stage for a light-hearted evening looking back at his elaborate career in film and television. Best known for his leading role as Greg Preston in the 70s BBC TV series Survivors, we of course love him for his iconic appearances in three Italian horror movies: Zombie Flesh Eaters, Zombie Holocaust and Contamination. His horror work also includes Hammer House of Horror and The Ghoul, and other work includes Where Eagles Dare, Cromwell, The Professionals and Doctor Who.

We’re delighted to have lured him here to Aberystwyth where he will also be joining us for a Q&A after a screening of his film Contamination on 15th November.

A wealth of entertaining anecdotes takes us through his acting career that Ian promises will be accompanied by video clips, stories and the imminent threat of his guitar!

Ian McCulloch - Contamination  - film poster
Ian McCulloch – Contamination – film poster

The Abertoir festival boasts an extensive programme of screenings, including UK premieres, special events and competitions, showcasing horror films of all different types and genres.

Survivors audio-drama panel at Big Finish Day 5

Big Finish have posted a set of photos on Facebook from the Big Finish Day 5 convention (13 September) – including shots from the Survivors panel, which several attendees have been retweeted:

Survivors cast and crew - Big Finish Day 5

Carolyn Seymour - Big Finish Day 5

Terry Molloy and Chase Masterson - Big Finish Day 5

Doctor Who Cares convention includes appearances by Hudson and Brown

Appearing at the Doctor Who Cares Tenth Planet convention at Copthorne Hotel, Windsor SL1 2YE on 9 August 2014 (as part of an extensive line-up of Doctor Who cast and crew members) are original series Survivors costume designer June Hudson and June Brown (who appeared, in the role of Susan, in the opening episode of series three Manhunt).

The convention is a benefit for the retired actors’ home Denville Hall.

June Hudson - appearing at Doctor Who Cares
June Hudson – appearing at Doctor Who Cares
June Brown - appearing at Doctor Who Cares
June Brown – appearing at Doctor Who Cares

Big Finish Survivors cast and crew at London Film and Comic Con

Chase Masterson (Maddie Price) will be appearing alongside Big Finish Survivors audio drama producer David Richardson, script editor and scriptwriter Matt Fitton, director Ken Bentley and executive producer Nicholas Briggs at the London Film and Comic Con on 12-13 July in Earls Court, London.

Masterson will be be available to sign copies of the series one Survivors CD boxset, but, like Briggs, will be “unable to sign any photography from TV series that they have appeared in.”

More details of the event are available from the Big Finish and London Film and Comic Con sites.

Big Finish - Survivors - quotation

Carolyn Seymour (Abby) to appear at Big Finish Day 5 convention

Carolyn Seymour (Abby Grant) is scheduled to appear at the Big Finish Day 5 convention, being held on 13 September 2014 (from 10:00 to 18:00) at Copthorne Hotel Slough-Windsor.

The Big Finish Day 5 will feature guest appearances from Tom Baker and Philip Hinchcliffe launching the new Big Finish Doctor Who: Philip Hinchcliffe Presents release; a new audio drama in which Carolyn will also feature, lending her vocal talents to the role of Mordrega.

From the team behind the new Big Finish Survivors audio adventures, there will also be appearances from producers Nick Briggs, David Richardson, director Ken Bentley and actor (and Big Finish regular) John Banks.

Advance tickets can be purchased online.

Big Finish Day 5
Big Finish Day 5

Big Finish 4 event – Survivors audio adventures

Several member of the production team working on the new Survivors audio adventures will be appearing at the Tenth Planet Big Finish Day 4 event on 18 January 2014.

  • David Richardson (Producer)
  • Nick Briggs (Executive producer; Music)
  • Jason Haigh-Ellery (Executive producer)
  • Ken Bentley (Director)
  • Matt Fitton (Scriptwriter)
  • John Dorney (Scriptwriter)
  • John Banks (‘Daniel Connor’)

Big Finish Day 4
Saturday 18 January 2014
Copthorne Hotel
Windsor, Berkshire

Tickets are available from the Tenth Planet site

Denis Lawson (The Future Hour) appears at Collectormania, 26 May 2013

Actor Denis Lawson, best-known in genre circles for appearing in all three original Star Wars films, but equally well-known to Survivors fans for his guest-starring role in series one Survivors episode The Future Hour, appeared at the Collectormania 19 event at Milton Keynes on 26 May 2013.

Denis Lawson (left), The Future Hour
Denis Lawson (left), as Norman in The Future Hour, Survivors series one

Survivors fan gathering at Hampton Court, Saturday 29 June 2013

Survivors fan Steve Clutterbuck is organising an informal gathering for fans at Hampton Court in Herefordshire on Saturday 29 June 2013. Says Steve:

If anyone fancies a trip out to visit Hampton Court near Leominster, enjoy a walk around the grounds and get a chance to meet fellow Survivors fans, there is an informal picnic being arranged on Saturday 29 June 2013. On Friday 28 June, if anyone’s interested, we could perhaps arrange to visit some other nearby Survivors filming locations. If anyone is interested in joining in on either day, please get in touch via my website.

Updated: Organiser Steve Clutterbuck has shared a video of the tour of the castle interior which fans joined on the day –

Carolyn Seymour scheduled to appear at Wales Comic Con – 28 April 2013

Carolyn Seymour (Abby Grant) is scheduled to appear at the Wales Comic Con 2013, being held at Glyndwr University, Wrexham on Sunday 28 April 2013.

On the Guest pages, Seymour is listed as appearing to sign autographs (but not to be part of a convention panel or to be included in official photoshoot events).

Thanks to Adrian H for alerting the blog to this