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Hornchurch man stars in Doctor Who 50th anniversary audio drama

Phil Clements with his Doctor Who memorabilia Phil Clements with his Doctor Who memorabilia

Wednesday, December 11, 2013
1:17 PM

A Doctor Who fan from Hornchurch is one of the stars of an audio drama created to celebrate the show’s 50th anniversary.

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Phil Clements, 36, of Dawes Avenue, played a Time Lord newscaster in the hour-long show One Fine Time Lord, which was recorded over three days in Cambridge in May.

It has raised over £78,000 in donations for Children in Need.

Phil, who works in advertising finance, said: “It was great fun and really enjoyable; I have never done acting before.

“I’m a massive Doctor Who fan and it was good to be part of something that has raised the amount of money it has.

“When we were recording the video we even had a call from Colin Baker [ex-Doctor].”

The adventure, read by 15 cast members, centres upon the Time Lord Society’s oldest member Lord Archeron. As he reveals his plans for the future of Gallifrey, a young boy he befriends must step forward to keep peace on the planet.

Phil, who has been a writer-in-residence at Queen’s Theatre, travelled to Cambridge for the auditions. He was supported during the recording period by partner Richard Peck, 28, an avid Who fan.

Phil said: “My mum [Sheila] and sister [Lee, 40] were also excited when they heard I was going to be a part of it. They are not as big fans as I am but they do watch it.”

Phil’s favourite companion is dog K-9, but who is his favourite Doctor?

“I don’t have a favourite as such, I think everybody contributes to the history of it,” he said.

“I suppose Tom Baker would be up there, with Sylvester McCoy, Matt Smith and David Tennant. And Peter Davison, because he came after Tom Baker you forget how much he contributed.”

To listen to the drama, visit the news pages of www.drwho-online.co.uk.

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