TARDIS sells for 10,000 pounds at auction

TARDIS sells for 10,000 pounds at auction
TARDIS sells for 10,000 pounds at auction (Image credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images)

Doctor Who's TARDIS has gone for an out of this world price - fetching more than £10,000 at auction. The prop, used by the ninth Doctor Christopher Eccleston, was sold at Bonham's in a memorabilia sale, which also included Daleks and Cybermen. The 10ft painted wooden TARDIS went for £10,800. It was expected to sell for upwards of £8,000. A console for the time-travelling craft created for a long-running Doctor Who exhibition at Longleat in the 1970s sold for £900. A Cyberman helmet made in 1967 which featured in the Who stories Moonbase and The Tomb Of The Cybermen went for £7,800. Two Daleks which appeared in 1960s episodes - one of which was little more than a shell - fetched £4,800 each. And a model of the Doctor's robotic canine helper K-9 fetched a price of £1,200. All prices include the buyer's premium.

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Patrick McLennan is a London-based journalist and documentary maker who has worked as a writer, sub-editor, digital editor and TV producer in the UK and New Zealand. His CV includes spells as a news producer at the BBC and TVNZ, as well as web editor for Time Inc UK. He has produced TV news and entertainment features on personalities as diverse as Nick Cave, Tom Hardy, Clive James, Jodie Marsh and Kevin Bacon and he co-produced and directed The Ponds, which has screened in UK cinemas, BBC Four and is currently available on Netflix. 

An entertainment writer with a diverse taste in TV and film, he lists Seinfeld, The Sopranos, The Chase, The Thick of It and Detectorists among his favourite shows, but steers well clear of most sci-fi.