Day 8 – ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2019

Hello everyone! 🙂

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

It’s Day 8 of ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2019.

He’s dark and mysterious! But is he a person you really want to trust in real life?

Tim Bradley with Mark Strickson at the ‘London Film & Comic Con’, Olympia, July 2017

Of course he is! Mark Strickson is a great guy! I’m glad to have met him at conventions over the years! Mark Strickson is well-known for playing Vislor Turlough, Peter Davison’s Doctor’s companion in the ‘Doctor Who’ TV series and the Big Finish audios. I’ve enjoyed Mark as Turlough in his TV and audio stories. 🙂

The first time I met Mark was at the ‘Time Warp’ convention in Weston-super-Mare, July 2014. I’ve seen Mark at more conventions since then including the ‘Dimensions 2015’ convention in Newcastle, October 2015; the ‘Fantom Events at Memorabilia’ event in Birmingham, March 2016 and the ‘London Film & Comic Con’ in July 2017. All the times that I’ve seen Mark have pleasant, enjoyable ones.

Mark has signed a number of items for me at conventions. This includes the DVD covers for ‘Mawdryn Undead’, ‘The Five Doctors’ and ‘Resurrection of the Daleks’ as well as the CD covers for ‘Heroes of Sontar’ and ‘Kiss of Death’. I also have had a signed photo of Mark as Turlough from ‘The Five Doctors’.

I’ve enjoyed chatting to Mark at conventions and sharing how much I’ve enjoyed him as Turlough in the TV stories and the Big Finish audios he’s done. Mark has done some Big Finish audio adventures with Peter Davison, Janet Davison and Sarah Sutton. He has also read Short Trips audios with Turlough.

I’m pleased I’ve met Mark at conventions. I’ve even had a photo with him, Sarah Sutton, Daphne Ashbrook and Maureen O’Brien at the ‘Dimensions 2015’ convention. I’m happy that his character Turlough has had development in the Big Finish audios compared to the lack of it during the TV series.

Thanks for reading!

Check out what Day 8 of my ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendars for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 were about!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Day 8 – ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2019

  1. Timelord 007

    Blimey i thought you were talking about me for a moment lol.

    Again i think these audios flesh out the companions far better than the tv series, there given more depth & there own story arcs something the tv series didn’t do to well until Ace.

    Thanks for these advent posts Tim, i needed some light relief as you know this has been a harrowing & traumatic heartbreaking week for me & my family.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tim Bradley Post author

      I’ve yet to have a photo with you at a convention. 😀

      I’m happy the Big Finish audios do more for the companioms like Turlough compared to the TV series. It allows me to appreciate them more as characters.

      Glad you’re enjoying my advent calendar posts. There’s the first four to check out too. I’m sorry you’ve had a hard week recently. I pray things will get better for you and your family and I’m glad my blog posts have cheered you up.

      Tim. 🙂



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