Hi there everyone. Thanks to everyone at BBC South and the Spinnaker Tower for making us so welcome last Friday! Rob and Ashley took the gold dalek down to the Spinnaker Tower for the Children In Need event. We had a great time, although it got off to a dodgy start when Ashley was delayed by an hour in arriving due to Network Rail. Immense thanks to First Great Western for cancelling their Cardiff train - apparently a stray leaf had landed on a line. Or something.
Still, Rob coped amazingly well and managed to get the dalek along to the stage and only met up with Ashley once an observant (and very helpful) security guard noticed his tee-shirt (Evil of the Daleks) and said "I've just seen a dalek in the tower reception". So finally the two met up - witness here...
...and then Ashley got Rob back into the dalek ready for the ascent in the lift. Only then when the dome went down, Ashley noticed straight ahead of him (the other side of the dalek) were The Cheeky Girls. Ashley then proceeded to talk to them (poor girls) and forgot Rob entirely! Well almost. As Rob correctly pointed out - we should have had a quick photo of them next to the dalek. Oh well - Ashley was too distracted obviously. Tart that he is.
All in all a great night out and again we want to thank not only the BBC and Spinnaker Tower staff and the security guards but chiefly YOU the people who donated cash in the buckets we went round with after the performances of Evil of the Daleks at the New Theatre Royal back at the end of October!