ACTORS who have appeared in Doctor Who will mingle with visitors at Severn Valley Railway’s new Sci-Fi & Steam Family Fun Day, on Saturday.

Among those visiting Kidderminster Town station, between 10am and 4pm, will be Paul Marc Davis, the Futurekind Chieftan in Utopia, Matthew Chambers, who played Hal Korwin in the episode, 42 and Fancois Pandolfo, Quintus in The Fires of Pompeii.

They will be signing autographs and joining in the fun as SVR’s Kidderminster station becomes a rendezvous point for sci-fi monsters and costumed creations of film and fantasy, creating photographic and autograph opportunities for visitors.

With two fancy dress competitions, at noon and 4pm, quizzes, merchandise stalls, plus Great Western Railway pannier tank No.7714 in steam at the platform, Sci-Fi & Steam Fun Day will be the highlight of the month at SVR’s southern terminus, which is without any trains for the next few weeks while track maintenance work proceeds on the A449 Worcester Road bridge.

There is an admission fee to the event.

Until the end of November, Bewdley station serves as the railway’s southern terminus of steam trains for the 13-mile trip to and from Bridgnorth. The railway will back to normal in time for Santa trains, which start running on Saturday, December 6.

Who’s who at the SVR Sci-Fi & Steam Family Fun Day:

  • Paul Marc Davis is no stranger to sci-fi and paranormal. Apart from his role in Doctor Who, he played Lord Draben, the Cavalier ghost in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and also starred as The Trickster in CBBCs Sarah Jane Adventures. Has also appeared in EastEnders.
  • Matthew Chambers is probably better known to television viewers as Daniel is the BBC soap Doctors.
  • Francois Pandolfo is an Irish-Italian actor, who starred as Enrico in EastEnders.