Doctor Who Costumes for Auction at Bonhams

A collection of thirty seven costumes from recent episodes of Doctor Who are being offered by Angels The Costumiers in the Entertainment Memorabilia auction on Thursday 15th December 2011 at Bonhams, Knightsbridge, London.

Angels The Costumiers is the world’s longest-established supplier of costumes to the film, theatre, and television industries. Angels Chairman, Tim Angel, who, as a young costumier, first suggested incorporating the iconic, thick scarf into Tom Baker’s Dr Who outfit, explains why his company loves the show: “Dr Who is a perennial TV favourite, and the Angels team always looks forward to working on the show because of the extraordinary diversity of costumes that are required to bring-to-life the timelord’s journeys. The costumes in the Bonhams auction offer the chance for fans to connect with their favourite episodes, and take home a beautiful piece of TV history.”

The costumes come from a number of recent episodes including The Shakespeare Code (2007), Human Nature/The Family of Blood (2007), Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of Daleks (2007) and The Fires of Pompeii (2008), and have been worn by actors including David Tennant, Matt Smith and Freema Agyeman.

Highlights include a wedding guest outfit complete with top hat and a cream coloured silk scarf, which was worn by Matt Smith in The Big Bang, 2010 (£1,200-1,800), a doublet and hose outfit worn by Lucian Msamati as Guido in The Vampires of Venice, 2010 (£600,700) and a three-piece suit worn by David Tennant in Human Nature/The Family of Blood, 2007 (£1,000-1,500).

Stephanie Connell, Head of Entertainment Memorabilia, comments, “As the world’s longest running science fiction television programme, Dr Who has attracted a cult following and we expect fans of the show to jump at the chance to bid for these items.”

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