Saturday 10 February 2018

Dimensions In Time - cricket jumper found!

I really enjoy tracking down and replicating costumes in Doctor Who! That’s a given.

Once you’ve gathered a costume to wear, the chase is usually over. But if there are variations to be had, the chase can be back on with avengeance.

It‘s been a while since I made my first full season 19 Fifth Doctor costume, and since then I have added a couple of variants - the season 21 version of the jumper; and the screen-worn waistcoat from Planet Of Fire.

But a friend of mine put me on to a often forgotten variant that’s rarely cosplayed - the Children In Need Dimensions In Time special!

Now, as you can see in this publicity still that accompanied the broadcast, Peter is obviously wearing his screen worn Frock Coat, Trousers and Shirt, but the jumper is neither the season 19 nor season 21 variant - it is something completely different.

Presumably at the time nothing else was to hand, so they sourced a next-best option - it was for charity after all, and they had to call in a host of favours to make it happen.

Personally I hadn’t paid too much attention to this, like I’m sure a lot of others have, and since the episode is mired in rights issues, it hasn’t seen the light of day since it was first broadcast back in the 1990s (you’ll find an illicit copy or two no YouTube, but it’s not on any of the official DVD releases).

Polo Ralph Lauren Cricket Cashmere Cotton V Neck Jumper

As you can see, the knit and pattern is absolutely IDENTICAL to Peter’s costume!

It’s like this was the exact one!

But yet it is a modern garment. I wonder if this is a known team’s whites?
Anyway, so I thought, next time I’m at a big convention, I’ll wear this variant and see how many Fifth Doctor fans I can catch out thinking it’s not “screen accurate”!

Thursday 8 February 2018

Bonhams FLASHBACK: 18th August 1999
Film, Entertainment & Celebrity Autographs

I found this old Bonhams catalogue from 1999 on eBay recently, and it’s got a good selection of costumes and props from a range of eras of Doctor Who.

There are some amazing costumes listed in this sale, many of which haven’t seen the light of day since. It would be amazing to know where they are!
As usual I have separated the items by Doctor era, and you can see the rest of the items here:

Here are just the lots relating to the Fifth Doctor era

Lot 112
Doctor Who
A full sized, fully operational DALEK, in three sections.
Estimate £2,000-3,000

Lot 119
Doctor Who
A CYBERMAN head from the 1982 Earth Shock episode starring Peter Davidson as the Doctor.
Estimate £400—500

Lot 120
Doctor Who
A FRONTIOS GUARD costume used in the episode Frontios starring Peter Davidson.
Estimate £300—400

Lot 121
Doctor Who
A VANIR RADIATION ARMOUR (chestplate, arms, legs etc) from the 1983 episode Terminus starring Peter Davidson, all mounted on card.
Estimate £250—350

Lot 122
Doctor Who
A SEA DEVILS head from the 1984 episode Warriors Of The Deep, starring Peter Davidson.
Estimate £400—500

Lot 127
Doctor Who
A large collection of scripts for episodes from Hartnell to McCoy, some signed, episodes include, Shada, Tomb Of The Cybermen, Genesis Of The Daleles, The Daleles Master Plan and the complete four episodes of Planet The Giants. Approx 20.
Estimate £1000—1500

Lot 129
Doctor Who
A mounted display of autographs and corresponding pictures of seven actors Who have played the Doctor; Williain Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davidson, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy.
Estimate £200—300