New Captain Scarlet’s Phil Ford to attend Special Assignment

Captain Scarlet

We are very happy to announce that writer Phil Ford will be attending Special Assignment in October.

As head writer on New Captain Scarlet, Phil was one of the biggest influences on the creative development of the series, and is well-placed to reflect on the merits of the original show, which of course celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. We hope to have long in-depth discussions with him about old and new Scarlets alike over the convention weekend!

Having penned almost every New Captain Scarlet script in the early 2000s, Phil has since made his mark on the Doctor Who universe, writing regularly for the main series, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures

Stay tuned for further guest announcements very soon.


Tickets to Special Assignment start at just £55 per person for one day, or £90 for the whole weekend. We’ve managed to keep the ticket price the same as The Future Is Fantastic! convention in 2015 because we’re a fan club and no one is taking a salary. Note that Saturday-only or Sunday-only tickets do not include the Saturday evening meal or any other refreshments that are included in the weekend ticket. Ticket prices will, however, rise in spring 2017.

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BritScifiLogo-300x99 National_Space_CentreThunderbirds voice artists David Graham, Matt Zimmerman and Shane Rimmer will be attending Britscifi at the Leicester Space Centre from 1st – 2nd March. The voice artists behind three of the Tracy brother (Alan, Gordon, and Scott), as well as Brains and Parker will be rubbing shoulders with stars from ‘old’ and ‘new’ Doctor Who, The Tomorrow People and Red Dwarf.

A few other very special guests to look out are:

  • Phil Ford - New Captain Scarlet chief script writer!
  • M G Harris - the author of Gerry Anderson’s Gemini Force One!
  • Jamie Anderson - Head of Production at Anderson Entertainment!

An event day pass allows you entry to the National Space Centre, including all six galleries, the Rocket Tower and SIM ride. The pass also gives you access to the whole event (some activities will incur an additional charge – autographs, professional photo shoot, some talks and A Dog’s Life).

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