Special Guest Announced for DWCA 50th Anniversary Event
It seems only fitting to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the world's best TV show by looking back to those early years. On Saturday, November 23rd, DWCA is holding a special day event — Golden Jubilee — at the Adina Hotel in Sydney (Full details here) and we've confirmed a special guest from the early years of the series with a very interesting perspective on a crucial period in the show's history.
Viktor Ritelis was the production assistant on The Crusades in 1964 and the final episode of The Dalek Masterplan in 1966. Viktor worked hard to build a strong working relationship with William Hartnell and also may have unwittingly started the conversation that led to the very first regeneration later that year (an interesting story you need to hear).
Viktor's resume reads like the golden age of British television. He has directed episodes of Colditz, The Sweeney, The Onedin Line, Play For Today, Softly Softly, Secret Army and many more — including the Warlord episode of Blakes 7. Full of stories, Viktor will also share with us a presentation on the differences between television production then and now. How did the studio work on those early Doctor Who episodes? What has television gained — and lost — as it has evolved into the big budget high technology world of today?
Golden Jubilee runs from 11am until 8pm, with two rooms packed full of activities and celebration.
Children under 13: FREE with paying adult