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Union summons former Time Lord in Doctor Who themed BBC cuts protest

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By John McCarthy | Media editor

November 20, 2015 | 2 min read

The Federation of Entertainment Unions (FEU) has issued an intergalactic plea breaching both time and space urging Doctor Who fans to show support for the BBC which has produced the show (on and off) since 1963.

Former Time Lord Peter Davison, accompanied by old members of the show’s cast including Sophie Aldred, Bertie Carvel and Chris Jury, will lead the gathering outside the BBC Broadcasting House, in Langham Place, London at 12.15 on Friday (20 November).

Whovians (in costume) are encouraged to attend the get-together, which will be crashed by Daleks.

Organised by the FEU - an alliance between BECTU, Equity, PFA, MU, NUJ, Unite, WGGB, and Unite - the event will leverage the franchise’s loyal fanbase to protect the BBC from cuts – which may see the phasing out of the Red Button and a substantially lower sports spend.

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The campaign builds upon past and present doctors, Peter Capaldi, Peter Davidson, Sylvester McCoy and Camille Coduri signing a statement calling for the protection of the BBC’s drama and news wings.

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