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Saturday, 23 February 2008 08:46

Presented with a terrific value for money offer, the decision was taken to try a hotel-based event again, and Cult TV headed to The Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool...

Days prior to the event, a dreadful miscommunication between their staff meant that the hotel started allocating a considerable number of rooms to non-Cult TV Weekender attendees, despite it being contracted that the Weekender would have exclusive occupancy of the hotel.

With no time to make alternative venue arrangements, Cult TV wanted to ensure that everyone who had registered for the Weekender could be accommodated by the hotel, so Alex J Geairns and Cindy McBain (who had assisted in obtaining Michael Hurst as a guest that year) spent the days before the event ringing around everyone who had booked a single room. Enough of these attendees were prepared to double up and share a room that everyone booked was fitted in, and to them we will always be extremely grateful.

The guest list, aside from Michael Hurst who provided a thoroughly entertaining cabaret, included actresses Sally Knyvette and Jan Chappell from Blake's 7, Dark Angel's Jennifer Blanc, Sarah Sutton and Mark Strickson from Doctor Who, director Alan Perry, Play School presenter and The Avengers companion Julie Stevens, Nickolas Grace, Nicholas Smith, Tom Owen, Shaw Taylor, production manager Chris D’Oyly John, and the comedy writing team of Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. Martin Hancock, aka Spider Nugent in Coronation Street, also made a surprise appearance at the Cult TV Awards.

 

Also on hand to accept a Lifetime Achievement Award was a very surprised and extremely delighted Sylvia Anderson, once again a last minute surprise addition to our guest list.

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