This week on The New MarkWHO42, it’s one of Doctor Who fandom’s favorite actresses: Sophie Aldred! She played “Ace” to the 7th Doctor, played by Sylvester McCoy, between 1987 and 1989.
Sophie Aldred has much more working history than Doctor Who, busying herself with educational and children’s programming, including Corners, Melvin and Maureen’s Music-a-grams (which ran from 1992-1996), Tiny and Crew (1995-1999), the BBC series Words and Pictures and a CITV paranormal show called It’s a Mystery in 1996. She also played the character Minnie The Mini Magician from Series 8 onwards on CITV’s ZZZap! between 1999 and 2001.
Aldred has also presented and sung in a variety of BBC Schools Radio series, on other radio serials and in the theater. She has also reprised her role as Ace in the 1993 30th anniversary charity special Dimensions in Time and the Doctor Who audio plays produced by Big Finish Productions.
She has a good many tales to tell of her time on Doctor Who, so you won’t want to miss this special episode of The New MarkWHO42! With your hosts Christian Basel, Mark Baumgarten, Patricia Helm, Eduardo M. Freyre, & Patrick Hawkins, this will be a show to remember.
This episode of The New MarkWHO42 will air at the following times this week:
- Wednesday, 3 a.m & 4 p.m. Pacific
- Friday, 3 a.m. & 4 p.m. Pacific
Consult our show schedule page for show times in your area. After the show has aired, it will be available at MarkWHO42.net as a podcast.
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