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Who-1:
The Bessie Homepage

This site is dedicated to Bessie, the Doctor Who car.

 

Bessie Information

A few snippets of information about Bessie becoming the Dr Who car.

Story Appearances

Story Appearances

A story-by-story breakdown of each Doctor Who story in which Bessie appears.

Chronology

A breakdown of all the major and trivial changes made to the car over the years

 

Other Appearances

Conventions, Exhibitions, Publicity photos, Press releases and other appearances.

Merchandise

A catalogue of all the merchandise that features Bessie. From books and annuals to models and jewellery.

Filming Locations

An exploration of the Doctor Who filming locations at which Bessie appeared.

 

Restoration

Reconstructing a Bessie replica. A photographic journal.

Technical Information

A selection of technical drawings and exploded diagrams.

 

SIVA Information

An overview of the company responsible for constructing the original kits. Includes original pricelists and paperwork.

SIVA Edwardians

A selection of photos and references showing other Edwardian Tourer cars. These are Bessie sister cars.

 

Other SIVAs

A
selection of photos showing the variety of other body kits produced by the SIVA company.

 

Other useful web sites.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:

I would like to thank the following people for their invaluable help with images and information contained within this site:

John Palmer, John Porter, John Miller, Dave Frost, Derek Handley, David Powell, Hugo Henrickson, Ralph Mauger, Joao Andrade, Iris McClements, Steven Melsome, Dick Ray, Paul Le Conte, Simon Slaffer, Giles Chapman, Stephen Corbett, Matt Butler, Barrie Cannon, The Jersey Variety Club and The Jersey Evening Post, Rubi Niv-Uniround, Marzo James, Simeon Carter, Andy Carter, Chuck Foster, Scott Frankton, Dennis Stenning, Stuart Graham, Andrew Parsons, Dino Giangregario

UPDATES:

Latest updates:

April 2012. After quite a few years of not being able to update this site I have updated or improved quite a lot recently. Including major update to the restoration page to include events over the last few years. Many of the episode appearances VHS screen captures have been replaced with much clearer DVD grabs where available. New images added of other Sivas and Edwardians. Plus the Other Appearances section has been extensively updated.

September 2012. Updates to the restoration page describing how to make a Super Drive.

November 2012. Ambassadors of Death page updated. VHS screen captures, many of which were black and white, have now been replaced with colour DVD screen grabs (including the new colourised material).

March 2013. Added two scenes to The Green Death page for episode 1, along with the production notes. These had previously been accidentally omitted.

April 2013: Added new page on filming locations. This page compares Bessie related filming venues from the 1970s to how they look today. This includes virtual tours of some of the locations via Google Maps. Also split 'other appearances' section to create a new 'merchandise' page. Added lots more images on Bessie related merchandise and lots more new publicity/production photos to the 'other appearances' section.

May 2013: Added story page to cover Bessie's appearance in the new series story The Name of the Doctor. Also updates to merchandise page and other appearances. Many updates to the filming locations page this month too.

June 2013: Updated The Mind of Evil page to replace the black and white VHS frame grabs with new colour DVD frame grabs. The new DVD release  consists of a hand coloured episode 1 and colour recovery material for the other episodes. Also added location information for Battlefield and Dimensions in Time. All Bessie related stories now have location information. As the locations page has grown somewhat I have also created 'jump to a story' bookmarks at the top of the locations page. Added some more sister cars to the Other Sivas page.

August 2013. After a trip to North Wales I finally managed to find the location of the scene where the Third Doctor rescues Sarah-Jane Smith. See The Five Doctors section of my locations page for details. This is now a fairly complete list of Bessie related locations.

February 2014. Few updates here. Added 'A Letter from the Doctor' a letter dated 1990 from the Third Doctor himself, Jon Pertwee, which mentions driving Bessie. This can be found at the top of the Bessie Information section. Added some more Siva Edwardians to the gallery and added the 50th Anniversary appearance of Bessie at the Excel in November 2013 to the 'Other Appearances' section.

August 2014. Added a Radio Times article from 1970 about introducing Bessie. This can be found in the Bessie Information section. Also added the location of the doodlebug devastation area from The Time Monster to the locations page. This was a previously unknown location and proved extremely difficult to track down. 

 

CONTACT ME:

If you would like to contact me about Sivas, Edwardians or Bessie, you can email me at dean.rose@tiscali.co.uk

 

Website designed and maintained by Dean Rose.

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