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The Daleks will be heading to Swansea for Dr Who Day in November

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: April 04, 2013

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ONE of Dr Who's most infamous baddies will be frightening their Swansea fans later this year.

A Dr Who Day has been arranged for the city's Dylan Thomas Centre on Saturday, November 2 as part of the Dylan Thomas Festival.

And among the guests will be the Doctor's most fearsome enemy, the exterminating Daleks.

Festival organisers are lining up Dr Who experts for the day of fun, who will be on hand to look back at the programme's history and look forward to its future.

There will also be a children's art workshop, and writers' panel.


Jo Furber, Swansea Council's literature officer, said: "In 1963, a teatime programme for families created by a team of youthful and untested writers, directors and designers at BBC Lime Grove studios debuted on Britain's TV screens.

"Fifty years later, Doctor Who is not only still on TV, but it's also become a beloved cultural icon, demonstrating a particular kind of very British science fiction.

"Then, in 2004, Doctor Who took on a new, proudly Welsh dimension when it began to be produced in Cardiff with Swansea-born writer Russell T Davies as screenwriter.

"Much content has been also been filmed in Swansea and the November event will strengthen our city's proud links with the programme."

The new series of the popular show, staring Matt Smith, began on BBC1 on Saturday. The Daleks first appeared in Dr Who in 1963.

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