TORCHWOOD Writer Joins Satwhoday Line Up at Sci-Fi Scarborough

Written by Martin Unsworth Monday, 13 February 2017

Event News

Popular BBC writer Joe Lidster will be appearing at the popular Sci-Fi Scarborough on Saturday, April 8th at Scarborough Spa, joining the huge guest list of famous actors and artists for a weekend of geeky fun by the sea.

His debut work was the audio play The Rapture for Big Finish Productions in 2002. Numerous further audio plays and prose short stories followed for Big Finish, for their Doctor Who line, spin-offs and other series (Sapphire and Steel and The Tomorrow People).

In 2005, he started working for the BBC, writing tie-in material for the new Doctor Who television series. He made his TV writing debut in 2008 on the second series of Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood and subsequently wrote three two-part stories for The Sarah Jane Adventures and two two-part stories for Wizards vs Aliens.

Lidster writes the content for the tie-in websites relating to the fictional world of the television series Sherlock. Alongside co-producer James Goss, he has produced Big Finish Productions' dramatic reading range of Dark Shadows audio dramas since 2011. In 2011, he script-edited the short film Cleaning Up written by Simon Guerrier and starring Mark Gatiss and Louise Jameson.

In 2012, he won the 'Audience Favourite Writer' award for his first play Nice Sally in the Off Cut Theatre Festival, he also wrote 2014 CBBC sitcom Millie Inbetween.

Co-organiser Steve Dickinson said of the announcement, “We are really pleased that Joe has agreed to join us again, he appeared at the very first SFS back in 2014 alongside Colin Baker (The 6th Doctor) and Kai Owen (Torchwood) and had a great time with the fans, Joe brings the writers point of view to the panel talks, most intriguing!

Sci-Fi Scarborough is back for the fourth year in the beautiful Victorian Spa Complex over the weekend of April 8th and 9th. With their magical mix of amazing guests, authors, movie and TV props, console, retro and table top gaming, comic book artists, indie films, Cosplay competition, panels, software developers, geek pub quiz, live music, collectible traders, Saturday night party and more content than you can ever imagine.

Other confirmed guests are Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred, Gareth David-Lloyd, Garrick Hagon, Tim Rose, Jon Campling, Andrew-Lee Potts, Richard Oldfield, Liza Ross, Pam Rose, and Clem So.

The event runs from Saturday April  8th 10am-6pm with the geek pub quiz, party and live music from 6.30pm till late, and Sunday April 9th 10am-6pm.

Day tickets £15 (under 12s £5 Students £10) Weekend £25 under 5s go free, on sale from

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