Thursday, 29 March 2007

Knock, knock, Who's there!

Peter Trengove emerges from his TARDIS
to be confronted by the deadly Dalek
(well, one he made earlier, actually)
A NEW series of Doctor Who begins this Saturday.

And while children up and down the country will be hiding behind their sofas, super-fan Peter Trengove will be watching from the comfort of his very own TARDIS!

Peter, of Cynthia Avenue in Woolston, has been a fan of the hit BBC series since 1983.

The 27 year old said: "I've been a fan since watching the Children in Need special The Five Doctors.

"Back in 2002 I built myself a full-size Dalek based on blueprints I downloaded from the internet.

"It's mainly plywood, aluminium, wire mesh and fibre glass with bits of household material."

The 5ft 7ins Dalek features a sink plunger, car indicator lights and even a jet gun that can fire water.

After building the Dalek, Peter went a step further - splashing out £1,000 on the replica time machine!

He said, "I bought a police box off eBay that had been used in stage plays and concerts. To buy a real one costs about £2,500, so it was a good price."

Peter is currently redrafting his own Doctor Who novel, Genesis of a Time Lord, for a film adaptation.

He hopes it will tell the tale of new sciences mirroring real developments in the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis, from which he suffers.