Given our joint-primary objective of generating funds for charity – traditionally the BBC charities Children In Need and Comic Relief – we have always ‘pulled out all the stops’ to arrange appearances by a large number (latterly 40-50 members per event) of the principal cast of the TV series alone – including  Doctors, ‘Companions’ (Assistants? – Friends??), together with others drawn from the many guest artists and members of the show’s talented production teams. Each year we have aimed to have one or two first-ever convention appearances.

As regards our track record, over the years PANOPTICON has welcomed as guests, the following –


Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann

Carole Ann Ford, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Jennie Linden, Adrienne Hill, Peter Purves, Michael Craze, Anneke Wills, Frazer Hines, Deborah Watling, Nicholas Courtney, Wendy Padbury, John Levene, Caroline John, Katy Manning, Richard Franklin, Elisabeth Sladen, Ian Marter, Louise Jameson, John Leeson, Mary Tamm, Lalla Ward, Matthew Waterhouse, Sarah Sutton, Janet Fielding, Mark Strickson, Gerald Flood, Nicola Bryant, Bonnie Langford, Sophie Aldred

Anthony Ainley, David Baillie, David Banks, Geoffrey Beevers, Rachel Bell, Brian Blessed, Tomek Bork, Lisa Bowerman, James Bree, Nick Briggs, David Collings, Howard Cooke, Shirley Cooklin, James Ellis, Carl Forgione, Sheila Dunn, Stuart Fell, Sara Griffiths, Peter Halliday, Sheila Hancock, Mark Hardy, Russell Hunter, Michael Jayston, Michael Kilgarriff, Philip Madoc, John Scott Martin, Clive Merrison, Peter Miles, Brian Miller, Terry Molloy, Brian Orrell, Nicholas Parsons, Donald Pickering, Ingrid Pitt, Bruce Purchase, Ian Reddington, George Rubiceck, Pamela Salem, Tony Selby, Nabil Shaban, Michael Sheard, Roy Skelton, David Spenser, Kevin Stoney, Stephen Thorne, Cy Town, Wanda Ventham, Fiona Walker, Terry Walsh, Jack Watling, Eileen Way, Frank Windsor, Michael Wisher


Verity Lambert, John Wiles, Innes Lloyd, Peter Bryant, Derrick Sherwin, Barry Letts, Philip Hinchcliffe, Graham Williams, John Nathan-Turner

Dennis Spooner, Donald Tosh, Victor Pemberton, Terrance Dicks, Robert Holmes, Anthony Read, Douglas Adams, Christopher Bidmead, Eric Saward, Andrew Cartmel

Waris Hussein, Christopher Barry, Richard Martin, Douglas Camfield, Derek Martinus, Morris Barry, David Maloney, Timothy Combe, Michael E Briant, Peter Grimwade, Graeme Harper, Fiona Cumming, Peter Moffatt, Chris Clough, Nick Mallett

William Emms, Donald Cotton, Paul Erickson, Don Houghton, Bob Baker & Dave Martin, Chris Boucher, Andrew Smith, Johnny Byrne, Philip Martin,  Pip and Jane Baker, Ben Aaronovitch, Graeme Curry, Ian Briggs, Kevin Clarke, Stephen Wyatt, Marc Platt, Mark Gatiss, Rob Shearman, Paul Cornell

Barry Newbery, Raymond Cusick, Derek Dodd, Roger Murray Leach, Sandra Reid, L.Rowland-Warne, June Hudson, Robert Allsopp, Dee Baron, Peter Pegrum, Mat Irvine, Richard Gregory, Perry Brahan, Mike Tucker, Alan Marshall,  Paul McGuinness, Stephen Mansfield, Susan Moore

Delia Derbyshire, Brian Hodgson, Dick Mills, Dudley Simpson, Peter Howell, Paddy Kingsland, Roger Limb, Malcolm Clarke, Dominic Glynn, Keff McCulloch, Mark Ayres

Ian Fraser, Gary Downie, Angie Smith, Sarah Lee, Jane Judge,


Heather Hartnell, Jessica Carney, Jon Culshaw, India Fisher, Caroline Morris, Maggie Stables, George Dugdale, Peter Litton, Caroline Munroe, Chris Achilleos, Peter Anghelides, Tony Attwood, Phil Clark, Stephen Cole, Kevin Davies, Nev Fountain, John Freeman, Gary Gillatt, Jason Haigh-Ellery, Craig Hinton, Colin Howard, Dicky Howett & Tim Quinn, Rebecca Levene, Alister Pearson, Andrew Pixley, Justin Richards, Gareth Roberts, Nigel Robinson, Gary Russell, Andrew Skilleter, Dez Skinn, Lee Sullivan… the list goes on!