Fans collect some interesting items.
But one Doctor Who fan may take the cake–or in this case the underpants.
Andy Cable writes that he’s collected 94 sets of underwear worn by actresses on Doctor Who. Cable says he’s collected the undergarments that were worn both during shooting and at other times.
I first started collecting knickers in 1983 when at the Longleat Exhibition I was sold a pair of Janet Fielding’s underwear by a make-up lady. But let me be clear on this; there is nothing “perverted” or “weird” about my collection. We all collect things we like, and I find knickers more personal than an autograph on the back of a plastic cup.
To date I have ninety four pairs of knickers which I think you’ll agree is a wonderful achievement! I have built this collection up by begging, borrowing and on three occasions stealing. I like to write to female Doctor Who celebrities for items of their clothing and over the years it’s become pretty clear to me that the way to ask is to not refer to their “knickers” but their “feminine undergarments”.
Cable has a web site where you can find out more about his hobby.