Many fans of Doctor Who and Big Finish know who Kris Griffin.  But just in case you aren’t aware of this talented individual, Kris is a marketing whiz who has turned his Doctor Who into his passion.  He’s an expert at media management and social media and as such he’s helped Big Finish grow into the beloved company that we all love. According to  David Richardson and Nick Briggs he is quite simply an invaluable member of the Big Finish team.

But that isn’t everything about Kris. 10 years ago, he was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML).  After suffering from night sweats and hip pain, he visited his GP where a blood test revealed his leukaemia diagnosis.

This left the young Worcestershire man with one question. “Am I going to die?”

Kris said, “When you’re told you have a leukaemia, or a blood cancer, or some other terrible disease, you never forget what being told feels like. There’s a ringing in the ears, everything just drains out of you. You just feel like you’ve been punched, really hard, but you feel no pain.”

Now 42-years old, Kris is celebrating life with a £10,000 fundraising goal for Leukaemia Care.  As a blood cancer charity trustee and a passionate campaigner, he continually works with fellow leukaemia patients across the UK seeking access to treatment.

Auction of Big Finish Doctor Who Scripts

To help meet this goal, Kris has convinced several of the actors, writers and directors of Big Finish’s most recent Doctor Who – related stories to sign a copy of their scripts for an ebay charity auction.

There are several big names on these treasured documents including the greatly missed Sir John Hurt and Jacqueline Pearce in The War Doctor 2 – Infernal Devices,  David Tennant and Catherine Tate in The Tenth Doctor Adventures – Death and the Queen, Tom Baker and Louise Jameson in Doctor Who – The Sons of Kaldor, Tom Baker and Lalla Ward in Doctor Who – The Thief of Karvenos, David Bradley in The First Doctor Adventures – The Invention of Death, Georgia Tennant in Jenny – Prisoner of the Ood, Paul McGann in Doctor Who – Ravenous – Sweet Salvation,  Derek Jacobi and Jemma Redgrave in Unit – Cyber Reality – Master of the Worlds and Christopher Benjamin, Trevor Baxter and Dan Starkey in Jago and Litefoot and Strax – The Haunting

The full list of cast members and scripts is shown below.  You can bid on this auction at the follow link:

Big Finish – Doctor Who – 100% Charity Auction – Signed Scripts

But don’t delay.   The auction concludes in 2 days (9th December) so get your bid in early.

Doctor Who – The First Doctor Adventures – The Invention of Death

The cast who have signed this script cover are:

  • David Bradley (First Doctor)
  • Jamie Glover (Ian)
  • Jemma Powell (Barbara)
  • Claudia Grant (Susan)
  • Tracy Wiles
  • Michelle Morris

Doctor Who – The Sons of Kaldor

The cast who have signed this script cover are:

  • Tom Baker (Fourth Doctor)
  • Louise Jameson (Leela)
  • Martha Cope
  • Oliver Dimsdale
  • Toby Hadoke
  • John Dorney

Doctor Who – Jenny – Prisoner of the Ood

The cast who have signed this script cover are:

  • Georgia Tennant (Jenny)
  • Sean Biggerstaff
  • Arabella Weir
  • Olivia Darnley
  • Silas Carson
  • Rosalyn Landor
  • John Dorney

The Tenth Doctor Adventures – Death And The Queen

The cast who have signed this script cover are:

  • David Tennant (Tenth Doctor)
  • Catherine Tate (Donna Noble)
  • Blake Ritson
  • Alice Krige
  • Beth Chalmers
  • Alan Cox

Doctor Who – The Thief of Kravenos

The script is for The Thief of Kravenos, this title was eventually released as The Beast of Kravenos.

The cast who have signed this script cover are:

  • Tom Baker (Fourth Doctor)
  • Lalla Ward (Romana)
  • John Leeson (K9)
  • Christopher Benjamin (Jago)
  • Trevor Baxter (Litefoot)
  • Conrad Asquith
  • Ed Stoppard

Doctor Who – Ravenous – Sweet Salvation

The cast who have signed this script cover are:

  • Paul McGann (Eighth Doctor)
  • Nicola Walker (Liv)
  • Hattie Morahan (Helen)
  • Mark Bonnar (The Eleven)
  • Nicholas Rowe
  • Pippa Bennett-Warner
  • Beth Goddard
  • Charlie Condou

UNIT – Cyber Reality – Master of Worlds

The cast who have signed this script cover are:

  • Jemma Redgrave (Kate Stewart)
  • Derek Jacobi (The Master)
  • Ingrid Oliver (Osgood)
  • Warren Brown
  • Ramon Tikaram
  • James Joyce
  • Nicholas Briggs
  • Louis Tamone

Jago and Litefoot and Strax – The Haunting

The cast who have signed this script cover are:

  • Christopher Benjamin (Jago)
  • Trevor Baxter (Litefoot)
  • Lisa Bowerman
  • Conrad Asquith
  • Dan Starkey (Strax)
  • Carolyn Seymour
  • Stephen Critchlow

The War Doctor 2: Legion of the Lost

The cast who have signed this script cover are:

  • John Hurt (The War Doctor)
  • David Warner
  • Jamie Newall
  • Zoe Tapper
  • Robert Hands
  • Jacqueline Pearce
  • Nicholas Briggs (Daleks)

About Big Finish:

For more on Big Finish and Kris Griffin, see the Big Finish website.

About Leukaemia Care:

Leukaemia Care is a national blood cancer support charity, committed to ensuring that anyone affected by blood cancer receives the right information, advice and support.

Blood cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the UK today and the third largest cancer killer.

We provide a range of support services to patients and their carers including a helpline, nationwide support groups, patient and carer conferences, nurse education days, an informative website, cancer campaigning and advocacy and accredited cancer information and literature.

For more information, call 08088 010 444 or email [email protected]

 

 

 

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Susan Hewitt
Susan Hewitt is the Editor and Site Owner of Blogtor Who. She has loved all Doctor Who for over 5 decades now. Prisoner, Blake-7, Space-1999, Star Wars and Star Trek were also huge favourites. Her favourite Doctor is Tom Baker with Peter Capaldi following in a close second. However, David Tennant does rank as one of her favourite actors particular due to his brilliant work in theatre. She followed her heroes and became an Electrical Engineering in the semiconductor industry and worked for ATI, AMD and ARM. She currently works at Ryff as their Platform Architect when she isn't writing or editing Blogtor Who.

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