Day 7 – ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2019

Hello everyone! 🙂

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

It’s Day 7 of ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2019.

Today I’d like to talk to you about my favourite ‘Doctor Who’ companion from the Second Doctor era.

Tim Bradley with Wendy Padbury at Timey-Wimey 1, Brighton, November 2014

“Happy Birthday Wendy!”

Yes! It’s Wendy Padbury’s birthday today! I’m very happy to have met her at ‘Doctor Who’ conventions over the years! I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Wendy this year at the ‘Film & Comic Con Cardiff’ in March 2019. I’ve enjoyed chatting to Wendy at conventions and she’s friendly and easy to get on with.

Wendy Padbury is well-known for playing Zoe Heriot, companion to Patrick Troughton’s Doctor in the TV series. She’s also reprised her role as Zoe in the Big Finish audios of ‘Doctor Who’, starring with the likes of Colin Baker’s Doctor as well as Frazer Hines as Jamie in some audiobook-styled adventures.

The first time I met Wendy was at the ‘Regenerations 2011’ convention in Swansea, September 2011. I’ve seen Wendy at more conventions since then including ‘Regenerations 2013’ in Swansea, September 2013, ‘Dimensions 2013’ in Newcastle, October 2013; ‘Time Warp’ in Weston-super-Mare, July 2014, ‘Timey-Wimey 1’ in Brighton, November 2014 and ‘Regenerations 2016’ in Swansea, September 2013.

Wendy has signed a number of items for me at conventions over the years. These include the DVD covers of ‘The Mind Robber’, ‘The Invasion’, ‘The Krotons’ and ‘The War Games’ as well as the CD covers for ‘The Wheel In Space’ TV soundtrack and some Big Finish audios including ‘The Second Doctor Box Set’, ‘The Queen of Time’ and ‘Lords of the Red Planet’. Wendy also signed the CD cover of ‘Davros’ for me.

I’ve also had signed photos of Wendy as Zoe from ‘The Mind Robber’ and ‘The Invasion’. I’m very lucky to have met Wendy Padbury at conventions. I wrote a Short Trip featuring Zoe for my blog called ‘Brain and Heart’. I enjoyed writing that Short Trip. It comes from happy experiences of meeting Wendy.

Thanks for reading!

Check out what Day 7 of my ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendars for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 were about!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Day 7 – ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2019

    1. Tim Bradley Post author

      I’m pleased Zoe’s had more development in the audios compared to the TV series I recently enjoyed ‘Daughter of the Gods’. I’ll be sharing my review on that soon in January 2020.

      Tim. 🙂



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