Day 14 – ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2019

Hello everyone! 🙂

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

It’s Day 14 of ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2019.

Is she any good setting alarm clocks? I don’t know. But she’d be a good ‘Doctor Who’ companion! 🙂

Tim Bradley with Daphne Ashbrook at ‘The Capitol II’, Arora Hotel, Gatwick, May 2017

I’ve met Daphne Ashbrook at two conventions so far! I first met her at the ‘Dimensions 2015’ convention in Newcastle, October 2015. I’ve also met her at ‘The Capitol II’ convention at the Arora Hotel in Gatwick, May 2017. On both occasions, I’ve found Daphne a lovely and friendly lady to chat to. 🙂

Daphne is well-known for playing Grace Holloway in the ‘Doctor Who’ TV movie starring Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor. Although she didn’t get to play Grace as a proper ‘Doctor Who’ companion on TV, Daphne has done more ‘Doctor Who’ stories via the Big Finish audios, playing different characters.

Lately, Daphne has played U.N.I.T. Captain Ruth Matheson in the Big Finish audios of ‘Doctor Who’. She’s been in ‘Tales From The Vault’, ‘Mastermind’, the third episode of ‘The Worlds of Doctor Who’ called ‘The Screaming Skull’ and ‘The Tactics of Defeat’. Daphne has also reunited with Paul McGann in the Big Finish audio adventure ‘The Next Life’, playing another different character called Perfection.

I’ve also seen Daphne in the ‘Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’ episode called ‘Melora’ where she played the title character. I’ve had pleasant and friendly encounters with Daphne at conventions. I’ve enjoyed chatting to Daphne during singing sessions; having photos with her and her panel talks at conventions.

I’ve had my DVD cover of the ‘Doctor Who’ TV movie signed by Daphne at a convention. I’ve also had the CD covers of ‘Tales From The Vault’ and ‘Mastermind’ signed by her, which I hope I’ll get to review soon on my blog. I’m very pleased and lucky to have met Daphne and I’m happy she’s a very nice lady.

Thanks for reading!

Check out what Day 14 of my ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendars for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 were about!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

2 thoughts on “Day 14 – ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2019

  1. Timelord 007

    This man has to be one of the luckiest men on the planet, meets all these lovely ladies, i bow down to you Mr Bradley, had massive crush on Daphne back in the 80’s when she appeared on Knight Rider & Airwolf.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tim Bradley Post author

      Hi Simon.

      I never thought I would meet these ‘Doctor Who’ stars over the years. I’m pleased I have and it’s great to have good memories of meeting them, including having photos with them. Daphne’s a lovely lady to meet at conventions. I’m glad you have fond memories of her too.

      Tim. 🙂



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