Updated 28th of June 2006

What has Paul done recently

This is older news culled from the Whats the cast doing now page.

The BBC have produced a programme called "The Cult of Blake's 7" to be broadcast on BBC4 in November, featureing many of the cast, clips and outtakes. Details.

Paul recorded 'Return of the Scoundrel' for BBC Radio 4, based on the original film 'School for Scoundrels', which in turn was adapted from the book 'Oneupmanship' by Stephen Potter. Cast includes Ian Carmichael, Richard Wilson and Coli n Baker. Source Horizon - 23/6/06

Doctor Who in the Cavern

Actor PAUL DARROW, who played the charismatic AVON in the classic BBC sci-fi series Blake's 7,† is the latest guest star to appear at the upcoming 'DR WHO AT THE CAVERN event next April. A popular TV face, Paul has also recently appeared in 'Little Britain', plus 'Hammer House of Horror', and of course 'Doctor Who' where he played opposite fellow Cavern guest Colin Baker. The event is on Sunday 30th April at the Cavern Club in Liverpool. See Website for details. Source - the organisers of the event.

Dr. Who - Unleased

Paul will be attending (subject to work commitments), the event Dr. Who - Unleased. This event will be held on 27th - 29th January 2006 (Paul will be attending on the Friday evening and Saturday) at the Holiday Inn, Ipswich in Suffolk. Other guests include.... Colin Baker and Nicola Bryant and the weekend schedule will include.... Friday night entertainment: A special screening of "Timelash" with Paul, Colin and Nicola giving a live commentary. Saturday: Autograph panels, interviews, dealer's area and photo studio. Sunday morning: Celebrity brunch. Source - The Avon Club.

The Visitation

Paul has recently finished filming a new short film entitled (we think) The Visitation. The Visitation, written by Jason Guest, is described by Paul as "a supernatural thriller that might be true!" We will let you have further details as soon as we have them. Source - The Avon Club.

Sky TV Documentaries

Paul has just completed the narration for two new natural history documentaries for Sky TV. 'Killer Whales' and 'Killer Squid' are to be screeened in the New Year. Keep your eye on the TV listings for broadcast details. Source - The Avon Club.

Colchester Sci-Fi/Film and Sports Fair

New Event... Paul will be attending (subject to work commitments), the Sci-Fi, Film and Sports Fair, held at the Charter Hall, Colchester, on Sunday 29th January. The fair will be open from 10am to 5pm. Tickets £5.00 in advance or £6.00 on the door. Other guests include - Madelaine Smith, Warwick Davies, Caroline Munroe and David Prowse. Source - The Avon Club.

Star One 2006 - Season 4 DVDs

The long awaited B7 series 4 DVDs will be available in March. Pre-order your copy from 10th Planet and get it signed by the guests attending Star One, free of charge. Paul Darrow - Steven Pacey - Jacqueline Pearce - Michael Keating - Gareth Thomas - Peter Tuddenham - Lynda Bellingham - Colin Baker etc. There will be a limited number of the box sets available, so to make sure you don't miss out, pre-order your copy now. Call 10th Planet on 0208 591 5357 Also for those of you who haven't yet booked for Star One... Hurry... Seats for the Celebrity Dinner are almost sold out. Source - The Avon Club.

Friday Night Hero

Paul has recorded the narration for the pilot of a proposed new quiz series for C4 - 'Friday Night Hero'. Source Horizon - 23/11/05


A Message from Paul

Since resigning from a certain company, I have been inundated with letters, texts, faxes and telephone calls.† Added to which, I have been personally approached on many occasions.† Without exception, I have been treated with kindness, sympathy and courtesy.† I would like to thank you all.† Whilst being aware that the words, "thank you", are all too inadequate.

A number of statements have been issued, to which some of you have asked me to respond.† But I could not hope to match the wit and perspicacity that so many of you have shown in your responses.

As the festive season approaches, I wish every one of you a Merry Christmas or, if you prefer, Happy Holidays. Whatever...let's hope 2004 will be peaceful and prosperous for us all.

Paul / Avon PS: Take a look at 'Hercules', on BBC3 from 12th January.† You might like it.

And here's the details of that very programme:

The Hercules Challenge
The new Radar/BBC3 programme Hercules, which is hosted and narrated by Paul, begins on Monday 12th January 2004 at 8.00pm on BBC3. Hercules - Half Man, Half God "Twelve ultimate endurance athletes Twelve impossible labours Over twelve consecutive days"

Source - The Avon Club.

Paul has recently finished filming a new programme for BBC3, which we think will be called "The Hercules Challenge".† This show is something along the lines of† "I'm a celebrity get me out of here" with 24 hour filming.† It features athletes in an eliminating competition, based on the trials of Hercules.† Paul is the on screen presenter (An upmarket Ant & Dec?) and Narrator and the programme will be shown sometime in the autumn on BBC3.† Will let you know if more information is forthcoming as to when exactly it will be shown. Source - The Avon Club.

Last week Paul completed the narration of a documentary about war crimes for ITV.† As with the above, we're not sure of the title or screening date but the subject matter should make it fairly easy to spot.† So keep your eyes on the TV listings. Source - The Avon Club.

Cult TV 2003 Paul has been invited and will attend (subject to work commitments), The 10th annual Cult TV Festival - Cult TV's Greatest Hits. The event, which features the most popular guests from the previous cult TV's, is to be held at Sandbay Holiday Village, Weston-Super-Mare, 10th - 13th October 2003. Sources many.

November 22nd & 23rd - Autographica Special Event, Royal Court Hotel, Coventry. Paul will be at this event for both the Saturday & Sunday. Source - The Avon Club.

November 29th - Memorabilia, NEC Birmingham. Source - The Avon Club.

Paul continues to do many, many voice overs (we're sure you can pick him out).† One that's on at the moment is Channel 5's "World War I in Colour" (Wednesdays 9.00pm). Source - The Avon Club.

Watch out for Paul playing a Judge in 'Hollyoaks' on 26th August, Channel 4. Sylvester McCoy plays a Barrister in the same episode.

September 14th - Clacton Sci Fi Convention 10am - 5pm Highfields Holiday Park, Clacton, Essex. Also attending: Colin Baker, Louise Jameson, Francis Matthews. Many Sources

September 20th - 10th Planet shop Barking. For the release of Kaldor City 5 "Checkmate" and "Liberation" an unofficial Blake's 7 guide.† Also signing on the day will be Stephen Grief, David Jackson, David Bailie, Alan Stevens & Fiona Moore. Many Sources

The VideoDrome stand Blake's 7 event on Saturday 3rd August now has 4 of the Blake's 7 cast scheduled to be signing from 10am to around 5pm. Memorabilia is at the NEC, Birmingham 3/4 August, with the Blake's 7 event on Saturday 3rd. Confirmed to attend are Jacqueline Pearce, Jan Chappell, David Jackson and Peter Tuddenham, who will be signing photos, videos, etc. and look forward to meeting as many of you as possible. Source Horizon 24-Jul-02

Paul is, at this very moment, filming for the C4 series "Hollyoaks". I can't say I've ever seen the 'soap' but apparently Paul will be taking on the role of a high court judge and Sylvester McCoy will also be in the episode as a barrister. We don't as yet know the screening dates, so keep your eye on this space and we'll let you know as soon as possible or if there's any Hollyoaks fans following the story line that can let us know when Paul is likely to appear, we'd be much obliged. Source - Avon Club 10 July 2002.

Paul has recently completed recording voices for a new Playstation 2 game Primal. This is an action adventure game by the designers who brought Medievil to the Playstation 1. Due for release this winter the game will be 3D action/adventure style with several intriguing puzzles to solve along the way. Source - Avon Club 10 July 2002.

Paul Darrow appeared in the 'Secret History' documentary on Channel 4 on June 20th, which told the story of the Witchfinder Generals in the 17th century. He played the judge who presided over a trial of 200 suspected witches, and looked suitably severe and austere, but didn't say anything... Source Horizon - 22-06-02

Kaldor City: Death's Head was released on 20th April 2002 at a special signing at 10th Planet: address Unit 36, Vicarage Field Shopping Centre, Ripple Road, Barking Essex, IG11 8DQ Tel: 020 8591 5357 Guests confirmed: Paul Darrow, Russell Hunter and Tracy Russell. For more info visit. Source Alan Stevens

Paul has also been busy doing 'voice overs/links' for National Geographic and he recently finished doing the voices for a new BBC (Or Channel 4- not sure which) TV programme 'Battle of the Atlantic' in which he covers several characters. Source - The Avon Club.

And....for those who understand the term 'Broadband', Paul has been involved with a company called Flextech (not sure if that's spelt right) doing something called "Future Fear". In this Paul does six 5 minute vignettes (similar to the ones he did in Ghostwatch). Source - The Avon Club.

TENTH PLANET SIGNING TOUR

Paul will be attending (subject to work commitments) a series of signing events for Tenth Planet. The events will be held at various venues throughout the UK including Scotland and Wales. This is your chance to come along and meet Paul.

The dates we have so far are: February 3rd - Cheshunt Grundy Park Leisure Centre, Cheshunt (5 mins from Junction 25 off the M25) From 11.00am to 4.00pm

March 24th - Cardiff The Angel Hotel, Castle St., Cardiff From 11.00am to 4.00pm Located between Cardiff Castle and the Millennium Stadium

April 14th - Rivermeade Leisure Centre, Richfield Ave, Reading. From 11am to 4pm.

April 20th - Tenth Planet Shop, Vicarage Field Shopping Centre, Barking. For the launch of "Death's Head" by Chris Boucher, the 2nd CD in the superb Kaldor City series, in which Paul reprises his role as "Kaston Iago.

May 4th & 5th - Milton Keynes. The Centre: MK, Milton Keynes. From 11am - 4pm on both days.

May 11th - Assimilate This! Unit 65, The Lower Concourse, Peacock Shopping Centre, Woking. from 11am - 3pm

May 18th & 19th - Northampton. Autographica 2002, Moat House Hotel, Northampton. The world's largest autograph show, featuring many famous names. For further details visit the Autographica website.

June 23rd The Leisure Centre, Horseshoe Lane, Watford from 11am to 4pm

August 24th and 25th Memorabilia, SECC, Glasgow from 11am to 4pm on both days. Gareth will be joining Paul on the 25th and Sally Knyvette on the 24th.

September 7 - Norwich Norwich Film Fair 2 St Andrew's Hall St George's Street, Norwich From 10am to 5pm.

November 16th and 17th Memorabilia, NEC Birmingham from 11am to 4pm on both days.

Cardiff - TBA.

Hope you're able to go to one (or more?) of the above and give Paul your support. Further updates and details as and when we hear. Ann.
Source - The Avon Club.

You can hear Paul on a radio ad for BP Connect - playing a bemused vicar! Source Horizon - 17-11-01

Paul Darrow to present a cross-media event GhostWatch on UK Horizons on 26th and 27th October 2001. See GhostWatch for lots more details. - Source BBC

Paul will be appearing (subject to work commitments) at this year's Memorabilia event to be held at the NEC Birmingham on Sunday 4th November. Paul is a guest of 10th Planet and will be signing a range of merchandise and photographs from Dr. Who and Blake's 7 at their stall from approx. 10 a.m. onwards. -- Source - The Avon Club.

More voice-overs for Paul.... He can be heard on the Discovery channel advertising 'Shark Weekend' - Source - The Avon Club.

Paul Darrow will be appearing in the Channel 4 television programme called 'Top 10'. This programme deals with the 'top 10' of a variety of things - in Paul's case 'Top 10' deals with Science Fiction. Also taking part: Tom Baker, John Nathan Turner, Gareth Thomas and Jacqueline Pearce. It's likely to appear this autumn, but check the TV listings to be sure. Source - The Avon Club.

Long memories are needed to remember that Paul did an interview some time ago for a Channel 4 programme about Science Fiction. Well, episode one of SF:UK starts very late this Saturday night (or is it Sunday morning?) at 12.50am to 1.15am. Source - The Avon Club.

Paul has also been doing masses of voice-overs for the Discovery programmes (Home and Leisure in particular) and Sky 1.....Ann

Source - The Avon Club.

On Thursday 25th January an interview by Brigitte Hamers with Paul and B7 movie producer Andrew Mark Sewell was broadcast on 'Where's the Party?' They were talking about the Blake's 7 movie on Veronica, a Dutch commercial channel catering for the 18-30 age group. Paul has been recording more voiceovers and voice links, including some for Sky 1 - 'X-Files'. Source Horizon - 16-2-01

Paul has been to Birmingham to record voiceovers for the Woolworths release of the final 'Inspector Morse' video. Source Horizon - 20-11-00

The Story of the Labour/Conservative Party. Paul has completed the narration on two new videos, The Story of the Labour Party & The Story of the Conservative Party.

The videos are now available exclusively from W. H. Smith at £16.99 per 2 tape pack. ( Each story on 2 tapes approx 100 mins ) - Source - The Avon Club.

Paul has recorded an interview for Channel 4's documentary 'A History of British Science Fiction' which will be shown in October. He has also recorded a radio advert for BBC 'Futureworld' (which is on down at Portsmouth dockyard until the end of October.) Source Horizon - 28-9-00

Glynis Barber and Paul and Tom Baker have just recorded a CD Rom together, called 'Hostile Waters'. There's a 4 page review of the CD Rom game 'Hostile Waters' in the Christmas 2000 issue of PC Gamer magazine, including 2 small pics of Paul and Glynis. The release date of the game is 30th March. Paul describes it as: "A sort of Mulder and Scully in a submarine". Simon Waldman: "Among the voice actors is Paul Darrow... he's playing the altruistic good guy in charge of peace-loving forces, and it seems very weird at first, even for somebody of my very limited B7 knowledge...!" Sources The Avon Club, Simon Waldman and Horizon - 5-9-00

Paul Darrow took part in the recording of Kaldor City, along with Scott Fredericks (Carnell), Brian Croucher, Peter Tuddenham, and scripts by Chris Boucher and Alan Stevens/Jim Smith, see the news item for more details. Source Alan Stevens.

Paul has been to Birmingham to record voiceovers for the Woolworths release of the final 'Inspector Morse' video. Source Horizon - 20-11-00

The Story of the Labour/Conservative Party. Paul has completed the narration on two new videos, The Story of the Labour Party & The Story of the Conservative Party.

The videos are now available exclusively from W. H. Smith at £16.99 per 2 tape pack. ( Each story on 2 tapes approx 100 mins ) - Source - The Avon Club.

Paul has recorded an interview for Channel 4's documentary 'A History of British Science Fiction' which will be shown in October. He has also recorded a radio advert for BBC 'Futureworld' (which is on down at Portsmouth dockyard until the end of October.) Source Horizon - 28-9-00

Glynis Barber and Paul and Tom Baker have just recorded a CD Rom together, called 'Hostile Waters'. There's a 4 page review of the CD Rom game 'Hostile Waters' in the Christmas 2000 issue of PC Gamer magazine, including 2 small pics of Paul and Glynis. Paul describes it as: "A sort of Mulder and Scully in a submarine". It is due for release in February Sources The Avon Club and Horizon - 5-9-00

Paul Darrow took part in the recording of Kaldor City, along with Scott Fredericks (Carnell), Brian Croucher, Peter Tuddenham, and scripts by Chris Boucher and Alan Stevens/Jim Smith, see the news item for more details. Source Alan Stevens.

Paul has just recorded narration for 2 political videos - the histories of the Labour and Conservative parties. He's also voiced another CD rom game in which he was the hero for once. Paul has also narrated an 'in-house' video for Gaviscon 'aids to digestion'. Source Horizon - 20-8-00

An Audience with Paul Darrow Paul will be appearing at the Fab Cafe, 111 Portland Street, Manchester on the 7th November this year. (Fab Cafe's website). Tickets are available direct from the Fab Cafe and will be on sale from the 14th August at £5.00 each. Source - The Avon Club.

I Love The 70's A new BBC series all about the 70's - each week featuring a different year. Paul will be appearing in the 1978 programme (he's actually filming it 27th July) which is scheduled to air on Saturday 16th September on BBC2. Source - The Avon Club.

Hey, Hey, We're The Monks How can they get away with a title like that!! Anyway, Paul is to play the role of head monk (Brother Francis) in this new BBC radio comedy series. If successful, it is hoped it will transfer onto television. More details as and when we hear. The series is set in a monastery, and - as we understand it - the monks have discovered the long lost recipe for an extremely powerful brew! The monastery is also conveniently situated next door a convent... Source - The Avon Club.

Paul appeared at NEXUS 2000 on the 8th July.

Paul has just done a 'voice over' for a new CD ROM. The title is "Walking With Dinosaurs" is due for release in June. It follows the very popular BBC TV programme of that name shown a little while back. Source Avon Club.

Paul's done a BBC 1 voice-link for 'Ground Force'

13th January 2000 This week Paul was near the Millennium Dome filming an advert for Channel 5's Sci-fi film weekend. A spoof Avon in black making out the Dome was his space ship! Source - The Avon Club

He has also been doing the voice over for the Film 4 ads, Clarke's Shoes and Whiskas Cat Food! He's also done one for a Ferry Company which is playing on various radio stations at the moment. Source - The Avon Club.

Sky 1 will be screening 'The Strangerers', the wacky new SF/comedy series by Rob Grant for 10 weeks from 15th February 2000 (8.30pm) Gareth is in ep. 1 and Paul is in 7 or 8 episodes after that, playing Mr Seedy. Source Sheelagh Wells. (Note this was earlier shown as the 1st) The repeat of 'The Strangerers' is listed as on the following Mondays at 10pm

The Strangerers now has a web site. Sadly it gives you sweet FA in info (apart from how long before it starts). Source - Steve Rogerson

Paul took part in an online chat organised by the BBC. On Monday 29th November at 8pm.

Paul - has been working on a series of voice-overs for Shark Week on the Discovery Channel and a trailor for BBC1's in which he plays a dentist with a bizarre sense of humour. Source Horizon - Oct 99

Paul has been filming a TV series called THE STRANGERERS. It's a comedy about 2 aliens who arrive on Earth. Written by Rob Grant (of Red Dwarf fame), Paul plays a character called "Seedy Man" a working class owner of a revolting hotel who dresses like John Travolta - complete with a John Travolta wig! Seedy Man is the only "straight" role . The TV series will originally be shown on Sky TV round about December/January time - it will then go on to one of the other 4 main channels. It is a 10 part series, but as yet we don't know how many Paul will be in. Gareth Thomas will be playing a Policeman in episode one of the Strangerers. Ironically Paul isn't in that episode.

Quote from Rob Grant (courtesy of Sheelagh Wells) "It's a botched alien invasion of Earth." - Sorces The Avon Club, Janet Darrow and Sheelagh Wells.

Paul is to do a TV film called THE DREAMERS. He will play a character called Mr. Moon, who works for the government. He's a MI5 type hardman - complete with two henchmen who never speak! This film is a pilot which they hope will be turned into a series. Paul says that it's a cross between The X-Files and The Avengers and he starts filming at the end of April.


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