First film screening event and new series meetups

Glasgow Doctor Who Society presents 'Dr.Who and the Daleks' (1965) in association with the Southside Film Festival.

Glasgow Doctor Who Society presents ‘Dr.Who and the Daleks’ (1965) in association with the Southside Film Festival.

Hello world!
It’s been a while since we’ve posted on here and about time too! After what many members can tell you has been YEARS of waiting we are finally hosting out first screening event – a screening of the first Peter Cushing Dalek film from the 60’s. We wrote below in our material for the event:

The Glasgow Doctor Who Society presents ‘Dr. Who and the Daleks’ in association with Southside Film and sponsored by CherryMan Media. First of two hollywood adaptations of ’Doctor Who’ in the midst of 60’s ‘Dalekmania’, it’s garish, colourful adventure with what the BFI calls a “wonderfully pulpy sci-fi atmosphere”. Recently restored for blu-ray, we will be presenting this restored, high-definition version of the film. Starburst magazine called it “a charming and ambitious period piece” and “another reminder of the huge impact Doctor Who made on British popular culture the moment it arrived on TV screens.

This screening will take place in the much respected arts venue ‘The Glad Cafe‘ which sits at the heart of Glasgow’s southside, in Shawlands. The event will be part of the Southside Fringe Festival and will appear in the programme alongside many music, theatre, art, burlesque and spoken word events. You can find out more about the Southside Fringe Festival on their website

Recently restored from the original technicolour 35mm film negatives, the film will be projected in full high definition, using the Glad Cafe’s cinema facility in their club venue. To help with licensing and various aspects of the screening, we worked in association with Southside Film, who run film events around the Southside of Glasgow year round. You can find out more about them at their website,

Tickets are £6/£5 (concessions) plus booking fee. You can buy tickets for the screening via the link below or come to one of our meetups and buy tickets directly without the booking fee:

Dr Who and the Daleks (restored) 4

And finally we have the show itself back on the air! Series 10, with Peter Capaldi as the Doctor, Pearl Mackie as Bill and Matt Lucas as Nardole, begins this Saturday (the 15th of April 2017). To make the most of the excitement, enjoy finally discussing a new episode and keep with our honoured tradition, we will, as in previous years, return to weekly meetups during the series, starting with our Series 10 launch party this Sunday (16th April) evening, at our usual venue the Crystal Palace pub on Jamaica Street in Glasgow city centre. All are welcome and details can be found on our meetup page which you can find via the link below:

Exciting to finally have Doctor Who back on the air and I look forward to a great series and a fantastic series of meetups at the Who Society once again!

Look forward to seeing loads of you there,

David Cherry
Media Co-ordinator
Glasgow Doctor Who Society

Latest episode review videos

Hello all,

It’s been while since we posted, apologies!

Well we’re back with a whole host of videos from recent Glasgow Doctor Who Society meetings – with more to come!

We’ve been reviewing every episode of series 8 starring Peter Capaldi at our weekly meetups in Glasgow city centre, which you can find more about via this link.

Keep an eye on the website for further updates!

Quick! Survey closes on Monday – Classic Doctor Who Screenings in Glasgow

This survey will close this coming Monday! Make sure you add your voice to the growing list of interested people, there isn’t much time left – every survey answered increases the chances of a screenings really happening (unless you vote no in the survey, ha ha).
Once the survey has closed on Monday we will gather the results, to be published next Friday (28th of this month) with decision based on those results announced at the Glasgow Doctor Who Society meetup on the Sunday (2nd of March, two days later), so do come along to the Crystal Palace and join our meetup if you’d like to hear what we have decided following the survey.

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Survey – Screening of Classic Doctor Who in Glasgow

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Would you like to see a Classic Doctor Who story screened in Glasgow?

At our last meetup, there was a discussion about the possibility of the society running screenings of classic Doctor Who stories and recently a cinema in London has decided to screen newly-discovered and previously lost Troughton stories ‘The Web of Fear’ and ‘The Enemy of the World’.

We can do this. Two of our members, myself included, have trained with the Glasgow Film Theatre in how to run fully licensed cinema screenings and the society has been in touch with the British Film Institute to discuss possbilities.

We can run screenings of Classic Doctor Who.


The real question is – do you want a screening of Classic Doctor Who?

Would you pay money for a ticket to see a story in a cinema when you might already own it at home? Well I’m excited about the idea of us all coming together for a great night out, see a story together, having drinks and a laugh at the same time.

Please fill out the survey below!

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You can come and discuss the idea of screenings with the rest of the group at tomorrow’s (Sunday 16th) Glasgow Doctor Who Society meetup, which you can join here.

Meetup this Sunday! 15th September!

Hello all!

The next meetup for the Glasgow Doctor Who Society is this Sunday, so do come along and join us for another great night!

We start at 7pm in the Crystal Palace pub in the city centre of Glasgow. If you do come and your new, look out for myself and Alan, who can been seen below, ha ha!

You can check out photos and info about our previous meetups on our facebook page and our meetup group.


Here’s a map below to show venue –

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Twelfth Doctor reaction

Last night was a brilliant night for all us here at the Glasgow Doctor Who Society!

Over 30 people joined our fantastic party as we watched the Twelfth Doctor being introduced to the nation, live on BBC1!

Here’s how the party reacted to the announcement:

I think you can tell how we felt about the choice for the Twelfth Doctor! Giving it laldy, for Peter Capaldi! Welcome aboard, Doctor 12!

Stay tuned for another Glasgow Who video in the coming days, where we’ll hear people’s thoughts straight after the announcement.

peter capaldi is the doctor

What did you think? – The Crimson Horror – Meeting tonight Sunday 5th May 2013

What did you think of last night’s episode, The Crimson Horror?

Spooky spectacular or horrific horror?
Join us tonight at the Glasgow Doctor Who Society as we discuss the episode, you can find a link to our meetup group here –

To get discussions going here’s my thoughts of last night’s episode from my own video blog

My name is David Cherry and I’ve been a member of the society since 2009. I run a media production company on the southside of Glasgow and I’m the media co-ordinator for the Glasgow Doctor Who Society.

The Cold War – Meeting & Member Vlog Review

Hello everyone!

David, here.

Did you enjoy last night’s episode, ‘Cold War‘?

The return of the Ice Warriors! David Warner! Liam Cunningham!

Here’s the immediate reaction last night from myself and my younger brother Stuart, just after watching the episode last night.

What do you think? Did you do a video blog review? Let us know and we’ll showcase your video blog here on the Glasgow Doctor Who Society website!

The Ice Warriors first appeared in Doctor Who in 1967 in the Second Doctor story ‘The Ice Warriors’ (funnily enough). They went on to appear with Patrick Troughton’s Second Doctor again in ‘The Seeds of Death’ and later appeared twice with Jon Pertwee’s Third Doctor.

Last night was their first appearance on the show in nearly 40 years, although they’ve been kept alive in additional literature and Big Finish releases.

Here’s a clip from their first story –

Join us in the next couple of days for the next Glasgow Doctor Who Society video blog, where you’ll see what everyone thinks about the episode and what we got up to at the meeting tonight!

If you’d like to appear in the video blog, or simply come and join the discussions, you can join us tonight at the Crystal Palace pub on Jamaica Street in Glasgow city centre.
Learn more about the meetings and more about tonight’s meeting at –

You can follow us on twitter for our latest updates and get involved with the discussion –

Here’s a photo from a recent meeting (meeting just following the episode ‘The Bells of Saint John’) –