Day 19 – ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2019

Hello everyone! 🙂

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

It’s Day 19 of ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2019.

He’s done both ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Dark Shadows’! But is he ‘excellent’ at maths? 😀

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

“Happy Birthday Matthew!”

Yes! I’ve met Matthew Waterhouse at conventions too! 😀 Matthew is well-known for playing Adric in the ‘Doctor Who’ TV series and the Big Finish audios. Adric was a companion to Tom Baker’s Doctor in Season 18 and Peter Davison’s Doctor in Season 19. I’m so pleased I’ve met Matthew at conventions.

The first time I met Matthew was at the ‘Regenerations 2011’ convention in Swansea, September 2011. I had a nice chat with Matthew, purchased his ‘Blue Box Boy’ book at the time and hoped he would return to play Adric in the Big Finish audios of ‘Doctor Who’. Amazing how that actually happened! 😀

The other times I’ve seen Matthew at conventions include ‘celebrate 50 – The Peter Davison Years’ in Chiswick, London, April 2013; ‘Project Motor Mouth 2’, Slough, August 2013; ‘Dimensions 2013’, Newcastle, October 2013; ‘Big Finish Day 6’, Slough, January 2015; the ‘Bournemouth Film & Comic Con’, August 2015; ‘The Capitol II’ at the Arora Hotel, Gatwick, May 2017 and the ‘London Film & Comic Con’, July 2017. All the times I’ve seen Matthew at conventions, I’ve enjoyed chatting to him. 🙂

I’ve also had items signed by Matthew at conventions. This includes my DVD covers for ‘Full Circle’; ‘State of Decay’; ‘Warriors’ Gate’; ‘The Visitation’ and ‘Earthshock’ as well as my CD covers for ‘The Fifth Doctor Box Set’; ‘Cold Fusion’; ‘The Star Men’; ‘The Contingency Club’ and ‘Zaltys’. I’ve also had my CD covers for the ‘Full Circle’ and ‘Four To Doomsday’ audiobooks signed by Matthew as well as my copy of his ‘Blue Box Boy’ book and my copy of the ‘Cold Fusion’ book. Very pleased about that! 🙂

Adric gets easily criticised as a ‘Doctor Who’ companion by the general public. But I’m glad Matthew has been able to reprise Adric in the Big Finish audios. They serve him well in developing Adric’s character and I’m very glad I’ve been able to share with Matthew how much I’ve enjoyed him in ‘Doctor Who’.

Thanks for reading!

Check out what Day 19 of my ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendars for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 were about!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂

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