Day 3 – Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2019

Hello everyone! 🙂

Welcome to ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog and I’m Tim Bradley!

It’s Day 3 of ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2019’.

Let’s talk about a good fellow from the days of U.N.I.T. when Jon Pertwee was the Doctor.

Tim Bradley with Richard Franklin at ‘Big Blue Box 2’, Tunbridge Wells, March 2013

Richard Franklin is pretty well-known for playing Captain Mike Yates in the ‘Doctor Who’ TV series as well as in the Big Finish audios. I’ve met Richard at quite a number of conventions over the years. The first time that I met him was at the ‘Big Blue Box 2’ convention in Tunbridge Wells back in March 2013.

I’ve found Richard to be a nice chap to meet at conventions. I’ve enjoyed chatting to him about his appearances as Mike Yates in ‘Doctor Who’. He also seems easy to get along with. The times I’ve met Richard he’s asked questions in getting to know me and where I come from as I’ve been getting to know him.

The other times I’ve met Richard at conventions include the ‘Time Warp’ convention in Weston-super-Mare, July 2014; the ‘Valiant 2015’ convention in Sheffield, March 2015 and the ‘Folkestone Film, TV and Comic Con’ in May 2018. All the times I’ve met Richard at conventions have been pleasant ones.

Richard has signed a number of items for me at conventions. This includes my CD covers for ‘Vengeance of the Stones’ from the ‘Destiny of the Doctor’ series and the ‘Last of the Gaderene’ audiobook. Richard has also signed my DVD covers for ‘The Mind of Evil’, ‘The Claws of Axos’, ‘The Dæmons’ and ‘Day of the Daleks’.

I’ve also had a signed photo of Richard Franklin as Mike Yates from ‘Invasion of the Dinosaurs’. I’m pleased I’ve met Richard at conventions since I’ve been able to enjoy his performances in ‘Doctor Who’ both via the TV series and the audios. I’m glad he’s been a pleasant chap to meet at conventions.

Thanks for reading!

Check out what Day 3 of my ‘Bradley’s Basement Advent Calendars’ for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 were about!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

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