Day of the Doctor: Saffron Walden hosts exhibition to celebrate 50th anniversary of Dr Who

Krishna dressed as a Cyberman as part of Saffron Walden Library's Dr Who exhibition

Krishna dressed as a Cyberman as part of Saffron Walden Library's Dr Who exhibition - Credit: Archant

Saffron Walden Library today (Saturday) held its own exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of Dr Who.... and it even included a real-life Cyberman.

The idea was devised by Krishna Mukhoty, a member of staff at the King Street library and a huge fan of the popular TV show.

The exhibition focused around his own personal collection of Dr Who memorabilia, including signed photographs, cardboard cut-outs, toys and monsters, as well as the library’s huge array of related books and DVDs.

“The exhibition took about four-and-a-half hours to put together. It’s all bits and pieces I’ve collected over the years, a mixture of the old and new,” said Krishna, who was dressed up as a Cyberman for the occasion.

“The feedback has been very good and it has been a nice thing to bring people into the library. It is interesting from a historical perspective, and how attitudes have chaned to the show. The exhibition reflects this.”

He added: “Dr Who has a huge fanbase around the world and it would have been a shame if we had not celebrated it on the day of its 50th anniversary.”

Doctor Who fans around the world will be tuning in to BBC One tonight to catch the special anniversary episode, The Day of the Doctor.

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Starring Matt Smith, David Tennant and John Hurt as different incarnations of the Doctor, the episode will be broadcast in more than 90 countries at the same time.

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