7th Doctor Era
Urak - Time and the Rani
The Rani’s henchman in Time and the Rani was Urak the Tetrap played by Richard Gauntlett.
This full costume consists of animatronic head, hands, feet, under-suit, mane and belly. This complete
costume was originally purchased by the Propstore of London from someone who worked with the
visual effects department at the BBC. It was then purchased by a private collector who had the item
put into the December 2009 Bonhams auction as lot number 164. Urak did not sell however and was
stored with Bonhams until 10th March 2010 when we purchased it.
This Tetrap head (with complete costume) was at the MOMI exhibition in 1991 before being moved to the Longleat exhibit.
Sometime after this the head was removed from Longleat and spent many years in the loft of producer John Nathan-Turner before being put up for sale at the August 2000 Longleat auction. The head was lot number 26 and was purchased by us on the day. After the sale we spoke to John Nathan-Turner about the head where he confirmed its use at MOMI and the fact that it had lived in his loft. Finally he signed the auction sheet. “Sticky eh?”
This part costume originally sold as lot number 158 at the 1991 Bonhams auction and consists of only the body under suit and attached fur. The costume was purchased by a private collector before becoming part of a swap deal for us in 2004.
This part costume was worn by Paul Page-Hanson as it has his name written inside.
The main body of the Tetrap costume was originally housed at the Blackpool exhibition before becoming part of a selection of Tetrap items to go up for auction as Lot number 89 at Bonhams in February 2010. The lot was purchased by a private collector who sold us most of the items shortly afterwards.
This included the main body, two feet and a hand which were all in terrible condition.
The feet had some sympathetic restoration to keep them in one piece but the hand is too far gone to save.
One of the hands was originally part of the exhibitions at Longleat whilst the other was up for auction as lot number 8 at the 2000 Longleat auction as a Yeti hand. As the auction got to that lot, there was some controversy about whether it was indeed a Yeti hand. In the end it was agreed that it belonged to a Tetrap, and that it had been painted to resemble a Yeti hand to replace the missing one that had disappeared somewhere between the 1991 MOMI exhibition and 1994 Llangollen exhibition. The hand was purchased by Dave Willcox who later sold it on to us. This hand has also had some small sympathetic restoration.
Faroon - Time and the Rani
This miniature Tetrap was one of ten 18 inch models that were hung in the false perspective cavern set in Time and the Rani. Ten 13 inch figures were also made for the story. The models were made by Stephen Mansfield and Sue Moore.
This particular prop was purchased by collector Dave Willcox from a lady in Thames-Mead along with several other items. He sold it on to us in 2002.
This Lakyrtian costume belonged to Faroon played by Wanda Ventham in Time and the Rani.
It was purchased by a personal friend at the 1991 Bonhams auction as lot number 118 and consists of a robe, shirt, trousers, boots and hat. The costume also came with the large brooch.
We purchased the costume in 1999.
Model Tetrap - Time and the Rani
Subjugating Bangle - Time and the Rani
Tetrap - Time and the Rani
This bangle was used in the final episode of Time and the Rani where the Tetraps attached them to the Lakyrtians feet in order to subdue them.
The bangle was apparently also used in the BBC Australian series Girl from Tomorrow / Tomorrow’s End. This prop was purchased by us from Dave Willcox in February 2001.
Scarf - Time and the Rani
This scarf was worn by Sylvester McCoy as he tried on variations of his past incarnations costumes in Time and the Rani. The scarf appears to have been made up of three sections possibly to emulate the length of Tom Baker’s scarf.
One third of it was given by John Nathan-Turner to a personal friend who eventually put it back together with the other two thirds which had been in exhibitions in Longleat and Llangollen and was eventually sold as lot 91 at the 2010 Bonhams auction along side other items from the Seventh Doctors costume.
We purchased the scarf in 2011.
Ace - Stunt Jacket
This jacket was worn by stunt woman Tracey Ebdon as she doubled for Sophie Aldred’s Ace in Doctor Who between 1987 and 1989.
This stunt jacket was used in such instances as Ace jumping through the window in Remembrance of the Daleks and her fall into the fast moving steam in Silver Nemesis.
This jacket was given to a personal friend of John Nathan-Turner’s by costume designer Richard Croft at the time of production for Silver Nemesis. After the water sequence, the jacket was stripped of its main badges for cleaning before being presented to the friend as a thank you gift with a box of badges and patches. The Russian badge was a later addition and again came from John Nathan-Turner after the completion of season 26.
We purchased the jacket in July 2005 and screen matched it to Remembrance of the Daleks.
Ace Audition Poster - Happiness Patrol
This A3 black and white poster of Ace’s Happiness Patrol audition, was a standby version in case the original was damaged. Originally it came direct from the BBC in the nineties and was purchased by us in 2011 from a private collector.
Psychic Circus Poster - The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
The large psychic circus poster was one of several advertisements which decorated the foyer for the Greatest Show in the Galaxy. It can be clearly seen in episode one.
The poster was sold at the 2001 Longleat auction as lot number 50 and purchased by us on the day.
On later viewing it was clear that a rough pencil design had been sketched out first on the paper before a pastel painting had been done over the top.
Haemovore - The Curse of Fenric
This Heamovore costume was designed by Ken Trew for the 1989 story Curse of Fenric. Each Heamovore was designed to be garbed in different costumes to denote the various era’s when they were originally sired.
The costume, consisting of top, trousers, scarf and boots was sold as lot number 1 at the August 1996 auction at Longleat. Inside the item it is marked as Arctic 1910-1914.
We purchased the costume from a collector several years later.
Naval Haemovore - The Curse of Fenric
This is the Naval Haemovore that was seen in the Curse of Fenric. The costume consists of a a thick wool jumper, jacket (covered in slime), trousers and hat.
The costume was used at Longleat during the nineties in a display with many other Haemovores before going into the exhibition at Llangollen then Blackpool.
The costume, along with original Heamovore head (it has the name Ian Collins inside) and two (perishing) hands were sold at the Bonhams auction in 2010 as lot number 66. This was purchased by a private collector before he sold it to us via ebay.