Saturday, 23 February 2008 08:50

After a plethora of requests to stage the event at a more central location, the Moat House Hotel in Telford, Shropshire, was chosen as the next venue ...


Moved forward to September, the event marked the first UK appearances of Robert Trebor who played Salmoneus in Hercules - The Legendary Journeys and Xena: Warrior Princess, and Eric Pierpoint - the star of Alien Nation.

Weekender attendees were also treated to a rare and unannounced visit from Sylvia Anderson who joined an impressive line-up that included Mary Tamm, Terrence Hardiman, Ziena Merton, Catweazle's Geoffrey Bayldon, Robert Hoffman, Cheryl Burfield and Spencer Banks from Timeslip, Steve Nallon, Michael Sheard, Nicholas Briggs, Dick Vosburgh, special effects director Graham Brown, and stuntman Frank Maher.

Courtesy of Network Video the screening programme ran the first ever screenings of Paul Starr and The Solarnauts. Both made in 1964 as pilots by Arthur Provis and Roberta Leigh and subsequently unbroadcast, the puppet adventure Paul Starr featured the voice of Ed Bishop, while the live-action SF drama The Solarnauts starred former newsreader Jan Leeming, Alex Scott, plus friend of Basil Brush, Derek Fowlds.

Though a critical success, the event was the worst-attended Cult TV Weekender up until that point, and a live appearance on BBC Midlands Today meant that the crew had more than their fair share of problems with gatecrashers.

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