14th Annual Cult TV Weekender, UK (Cult TV)

Venue: Heythrop Park Hotel

Location: Nr. Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 5UE, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Oct 19, 2007 End Date/Time: Oct 22, 2007
Registration Date: Oct 15, 2007
Early Registration Date: Oct 15, 2007
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14th Annual Cult TV Weekender, UK, 19-22 October 2007.

Cult TV in the UK has, for the last 24 years, been a grass roots fan movement, celebrating TV with a cult following from the 1960s right up to today’s cult hits from both the UK and the USA. It is run entirely by unpaid volunteers, offering you the best value it can, not for the benefit of shareholders but for the well-being of various charities.

Visit our website: www.cult.tv

Your registration fee includes access to all the Weekender’s events from Noon Friday until Noon Monday – interviews, workshops, quizzes, games, charity auctions, exclusive screenings, merchandise traders hall, 24 hour video rooms, theme parties, the Friday night fun & games, the Saturday Awards Ceremony and the Sunday Star Cabaret. You also get two free autographs from all our celebrity guests (subject to their availability) – one on your event brochure (a souvenir that is also included in your registration fee), and one on something of your own. You also get an extensive ‘pack’ containing all sorts of goodies! Your accommodation cost includes three nights’ bed, breakfast and evening meal.

The venue is the Heythrop Park Hotel, nr. Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, UK. This year’s venue is a historic English stately home with state of the art conference facilities and modern bedrooms and provides excellent value for our attendees. Click here for the hotel website: http://www.heythroppark.co.uk
The hotel is situated between London and Birmingham and is a short distance from the M40 motorway. We are a train ride away from London Heathrow and Birmingham International airports.

This year’s charity is the Cinema & television Benevolent Fund (CTBF) and their website is at: http://www.ctbf.co.uk/pressreleases/CultTV.html

We have announced 22 guests so far that include:

Jared is best known for a trio of starring roles across the years: Varian, in The Fantastic Journey; Dr Harrison Blackwood in the 1988-1990 television version of War of the Worlds; and Steven ‘Dusty’ Farlow in 31 episodes of Dallas. He has many other TV appearances to his credit and Jared has also appeared in a number of cult films. In 1994 Jared co-founded the The Big Picture Alliance which helps inner city youth by providing a way to both reach and teach them film and TV skills, and to become civically aware of community issues.

Cult TV are delighted to have Jared join us this year for his first ever appearance at a convention anywhere in the world, and are pleased to be able to re-unite him with one of his co-stars from The Fantastic Journey after almost 30 years:

* Ike Eisenmann * - * FIRST EVER UK CONVENTION *
Ike was Scott Jordan in the short-lived but fondly remembered series The Fantastic Journey and is best known to Star Trek fans as Mr.Scott’s ill-fated nephew, Midshipman Peter Preston, in The Wrath of Khan. He starred in many TV movies in the 70s and early 80s. Though acting is no longer his primary vocation, Ike is still involved in the film and TV industry. Since 1987, he has moved behind the camera and is primarily a producer, sound designer and vocal performer.

Kent was Captain Troy in Galactica 1980, Jack Crichton in Farscape, Officer Jim Reed in Adam-12. He has had recurring roles in Seaquest 2032, Renegade, Silk Stalkings and Pacific Blue amongst many other roles.

* Heather Menzies * - * FIRST EVER UK CONVENTION *
Jessica in the Logan’s Run TV series. Louisa Von Trapp in The Sound of Music feature film. She also starred in cult movies ‘Piranha’ and ‘Sssssss’ and the 1979 Captain America TV movie amongst many other roles.

* Ron Harper *
Alan Virdon in The Planet of the Apes TV series, Lt Craig Garrison in Garrison’s Gorillas, Uncle Jack in season 3 of Land of the Lost and many other TV roles.

* 3 cast members from Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea TV series * - * FIRST UK APPEARANCE IN ALMOST 10 YEARS *
* Allan Hunt * - Stu Riley season 1 & 2.
* Del Monroe * - Del played Kowalski in all 4 seasons of the TV series and was also in the feature film.
* Terry Becker * Chief Sharkey in seasons 2 to 4. Terry has also directed and produced many shows.

* James Morrison *
Bill Buchanan, Head of CTU, in 24 and Lt Col Tyrus Cassius ‘TC’ McQueen in Space: Above and Beyond.

* Matthew Graham * - * FIRST EVER CONVENTION *
Co-creator, executive producer and writer of Life On Mars, as well as writing credits including Doctor Who, Hustle, and Spooks. He also created and wrote the post-apocalypse drama The Last Train for ITV.

* Ben Miller * - * FIRST EVER CONVENTION *
Sir James Lester in the new British Sci-Fi hit series Primeval amongst much else!

* Antonio Fargas *
Best known for having played Huggy Bear in Starsky & Hutch (TV series).

* Liz Morgan *
Destiny and Rhapsody Angels in Captain Scarlet & The Mysterons.

* Georgina Hale *
She has been a wealth of TV starting with Budgie alongside Adam Faith’s title character and numerous films including many directed by Ken Russell, most notably The Devils’.

* Stephanie Waring * - * FIRST EVER CONVENTION *
Cindy Cunningham (1996-2000) in Hollyoaks [UK series].

Please take some time to read the biographies of all our guests here:

Keep clicking on the above link for the latest guest announcements as there will be a few more additions!

As with events of this type, guests appear subject to work and personal commitments.

Cult TV is a non-stop, 72 hour event - no starting late and finishing early. Party on late with our themed parties. You get choice and lots of it. Can't sleep? - hit the screening room, the all night bar or buy a late night bap [hot sandwich]! We're fun! We enjoy the series we celebrate. Sometimes we get a little silly, but we never lose respect for our source material.

We've also started a weekly podcast. This is where to go for the latest TV news, reviews, interviews and news of this year’s Weekender. For more details visit www.culttvinsider.com

Hope to see you all at Cult TV this October!


Additional Information

The cost of the weekend is GBP89 (approx Euro 125/ US$178); full booking details including an online booking facility are at www.culttv.biz Accommodation is from less than GBP40 (approx Euro 56 / US$80) per night for dinner, bed and breakfast - see http://www.cult.tv/index.php?cm_id=634&cm_type=article for the full range on offer