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

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.

Glasgow Doctor Who Events Update

Thank you, everyone, for taking the time to answer our poll questions on the possibility of a Glasgow Doctor Who convention.

On the plus side, we have had more responses to the polls than we expected. There appear to be a fair number of people interested in the idea of Glasgow events and that is a very positive sign for the future.

However, from the responses we have received, any convention we may hope to organise in 2014 would be risky at best.

Attempting to match the number and type of guest attendees would expect with the price they would be willing to pay for a ticket is simply bringing us to the conclusion that, at this point in time, it would be a struggle to break even on any such event, never mind make money for our nominated charity.

Sadly, that means we will have to put the idea on hold while we continue to build the group’s numbers to the point where we are confident in being able to successfully run an event without such a high financial risk.

Thanks again for your support. Sorry we’re not quite in a position to make it happen… yet.

But who knows? Maybe 2015?

The best thing we can all do to help make an event a reality in future is to keep telling people about the group on Twitter and Facebook and, above all, keep joining in with all the fun at our regular meetings!

We hope to see you all at our regular group meetings at the Crystal Palace on Jamaica Street, from 6:30pm on the first and third Sunday of every month.


Are you interested in a Doctor Who convention in Glasgow?

Hello, everyone!

The Glasgow Doctor Who Society are considering the possibility of arranging a one-day Doctor Who convention in 2014, most likely around May or June.

For the sake of clarity, we are not talking about a massive Collectormania style event – Showmasters already have that kind of thing covered brilliantly and we have neither the resources nor the desire to compete on that level.

We’re talking about a convention more along the lines of Dimensions, Regenerations or Whooverville – a more intimate affair with around a hundred or so fans.

But we need to know that the support is there before we start planning in any detail.

If the event goes ahead, it would be a one day convention and standard admission would include access to all guest talks in the main convention hall plus at least one free autograph from each guest in attendance.

With that in mind, we would really like as many people as possible to answer the following four questions for us;

Please answer all of the questions as honestly as possible – if you wouldn’t attend unless the entire cast and crew from the last 8 years are there, we need to know that! So don’t tell us that you would turn up for an Auton and a photograph of a cameraman unless you mean it!

We will hopefully have an idea whether this is going to be possible in the very near future!


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

The Glasgow Doctor Who Society vs BBC2’s Eggheads!

Yesterday, a team from the Glasgow Doctor Who Society filmed an episode of the popular BBC2 quiz show, Eggheads.

There’s no guarantee that our episode will make it to air but, if it does, it will hopefully hit the airwaves later this year.

Did our team make omelettes out of the Eggheads? Or did they leave with egg on their faces?

We’re afraid we can’t let you know just yet! We won’t even tell you what our team name was for the competition! You’ll just have to tune in (hopefully later this year) to find out!

All we can tell you for the time being is that all of the Eggheads were absolutely lovely, as was our host, Jeremy Vine, and our team enjoyed the experience enormously. Thank you, Eggheads, for having us, and for making us feel so welcome!

To tide you over until all is revealed, here’s a little picture of our team at the studio…


Glasgow Doctor Who Society vs The Eggheads!


(From left to right –

Back Row – Judith Keppel, Kevin Ashman, Barry Simmons, Pat Gibson, Chris Hughes and Jeremy Vine

Front Row – Alan McWhan, Deirdre Rusling, David Cherry, Barry Stanton and Kenny Smith)