Day 23 – ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2019

Hello everyone! 🙂

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

It’s Day 23 of ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendar 2019.

She mentioned me in a Big Finish audio CD interview! I was thrilled to bits about it!

Tim Bradley with Sophie Aldred at ‘Science of the Time Lords’, National Space Centre, Leciester, January 2016

Sophie Aldred plays Ace in ‘Doctor Who’, the Seventh Doctor’s companion in the TV series and the Big Finish audios. Ace is well-loved by the fans and I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Sophie at conventions, Like Sarah Sutton, Sophie has become one of my friends at the conventions I’ve attended over the years. I’m very pleased I get on well with Sophie and she always comes across as a very friendly person.

The first time I met Sophie was at the ‘London Film & Comic Con’ at Earl’s Court 2 in July 2011. I recall seeing Sophie with Sylvester McCoy on a panel at that event. I later saw Sophie during a signing session and had my original DVD cover for ‘Remembrance of the Daleks’ signed by her which I’m happy about.

The other times I’ve seen Sophie at conventions include ‘Regenerations 2011’, Swansea, September 2011; ‘Fantom Films @ Memorabilia Birmingham’, Birmingham, November 2011; ‘Project Motor Mouth 2’, Slough, August 2013; ‘Regenerations 2013’, Swansea, September 2013; the ‘Cardiff Film & Comic Con’, March 2014; ‘Timey-Wimey 1’, Brighton, November 2014; the ‘Timeless Collectors’ fair in Fareham, December 2014; the ‘Bournemouth Film & Comic Con’, August 2015; ‘Science of the Time Lords’, Leicester, January 2016 and the ‘Film & Comic Con Glasgow’, August 2019. All the times I’ve seen Sophie have been great as I’ve always enjoying chatting and having photos with Sophie at events!

As well as my DVD cover for ‘Remembrance of the Daleks’, Sophie has signed other items for me at conventions. This includes my DVD covers for ‘Silver Nemesis’ and ‘Survival’ as well as my CD covers for ‘1963: The Assassination Games’; ‘Shockwave’ from the ‘Destiny of the Doctor’ series; ‘Love and War’; ‘The Fearmonger’; ‘The Genocide Machine’; ‘Forty-Five’ and ‘A Life of Crime’. Sophie has also signed my CD copy of ‘The Light At The End’. I’m pleased that Sophie has signed these items for me. 🙂

As I said, I’m very pleased Sophie mentioned me in one of the Big Finish audio CD interviews she did and that she liked the Ace Timeline I gave her at a convention. It’s good I’ve written Ace in stories like ‘The Robots of Lonmar’ and ‘The Space Car’ as well as doing a sketch with Sophie to celebrate 4 years of ‘Bradley’s Basement’. I’m very thankful I’ve met Sophie at conventions. I hope to see her again soon.

Thanks for reading!

Check out what Day 23 of my ‘Bradley’s Basement’s Advent Calendars for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 were about!

Bye for now!

Tim. 🙂


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