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Richard III and Dr Who together beneath one roof….?


The Belmont Hotel in Leicester has rooms to acknowledge the city’s claims to fame, including a Space Room, because of the National Space Centre and the university’s successful developments in space research since the 1960s. Former Dr Who, Colin Baker, came to advertise the new room. Possibly without the aid of the Tardis, but one can never be sure. He may even know Richard.

Another room is planned¬†for Leicester City Football Club’s triumph in the 2o16 season, but for Ricardians, the main news will be that there is also a room to commemorate the discovery of Richard III!

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Dr Who and Bishop Waynflete…


An old episode of Dr Who (1988) was on television this morning. Called “Silver Nemesis”, it was partly filmed in a beautiful old 15th century house that I did not recognise. So a quick Google revealed it to be St Mary’s House and Gardens at The Street, Bramber, West Sussex. It was built circa 1470 by William of Waynflete, Bishop of Winchester, and might have been demolished in 1946, had it not been saved. It is now owned by the author and composer Peter Thorogood, who with curator and designer Roger Linton embarked on a programme of restoration of the house and garden in 1984. Today it has thousands of visitors and recently won an award for the best restoration. It is a jewel, and from the period of English history that interests the readers of Murrey & Blue. See more about it at and


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