Bob Baker Book Signing
Saturday 29 June 2013
Bob Baker, co-writer of three Oscar and BAFTA winning Wallace & Gromit films, creator of K9, and writer of numerous Doctor Who episodes, releases his autobiography this June and will be visiting the Galaxy 4 shop from 11am to 1pm to sign copies and meet fans. Entry is by book purchase only but this will entitle customers to one free signature on a personal item.
A stalwart of HTV, Bob has worked with Sir Laurence Olivier, Leonard Rossiter, Ron Moody, Toyah Wilcox and Trevor Eve. Among his many TV credits, Bob wrote a number of episodes of Doctor Who with co-writer Dave Martin, several seasons of Bergerac starring John Nettles (now of Midsomer Murders fame) and the smash hit children's show, Into the Labyrinth; Bob also script edited the popular crime series Shoestring.
Bob is perhaps best known for his work with Nick Park on Aardman Animations' Oscar and BAFTA-winning shorts, The Wrong Trousers, A Close Shave and A Matter of Loaf and Death, and the feature film The Curse of the Wererabbit.
Among his recent work, Bob has just finished the first 26-part series of the regenerated K9 Adventures, currently showing on the Disney Channel and Channel 5 and is gearing up for a second series in the coming year.
Bob’s life has been rich and varied; his adventures outside of his illustrious career range from a wine-tasting tour of France and mad sea voyages with the legendary Keith Floyd to playing jazz with John Fortune of Bremner, Bird and Fortune. K9 Stole My Trousers is a tribute to some of the finest talents in TV in the last fifty years, both people Bob worked with and people he considered himself lucky to know in his personal life.
Lincoln Inspired Festival
in the Lincoln Drill Hall
Saturday 11 May 2013
Fifty Years of Doctor Who: Terrance Dicks, Graeme Harper, Richard Franklin – and a Dalek!
1.30pm-3.30pm inc. signings / Lincoln Drill Hall
Lincoln Inspired joins forces with The Doctor to mark his golden jubilee. Writer Terrance Dicks was script editor from 1968 to 1974. He wrote many key episodes plus the 20th anniversary episode The Five Doctors in 1983. He also wrote many of the novelisations of Doctor Who stories in the 70s and 80s. He was as big a name to fans then as current supremo Stephen Moffat is today. Director Graeme Harper’s relationship with the Doctor goes back to 1966 and Patrick Troughton’s first story The Power of the Daleks. His first as director was the last story to feature Peter Davison, broadcast in 1984, which fans regard as one of the best ever. He went on to work with Colin Baker and, 20 years later, returned in 2005 when David Tennant was The Doctor. So far he’s the only director who’s worked on the ‘old’ and the ‘new’ shows. Actor Richard Franklin played Captain Mike Yates, sidekick of Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart at UNIT, from 1971 to 1974, fighting mutated maggots and The Master. The panel will be talking to Siren FM’s Alex Lewczuk – and look out for a Dalek (courtesy of Waterstones) too! Merchandise from Doctor Who specialist cult TV and comic shop Galaxy Four will be on sale.
Autographs: Maximum of one item purchased from Galaxy Four and one personal item signed by each panellist.
£10 (£8 concessions