PODCAST 015 – USA

DDPC0015 - USAWhilst two thirds of the Diddly Dum Podcasteers find themselves back in a saloon, one of them… doesn’t quite.

Talk turns to [spoiler] after an initial [spoiler] with a [spoiler].  There’s a lot more time spent on [spoiler] than usual.  Doc’s [spoiler] in [spoiler] with several [spoiler] and a [spoiler], while Al tries to link [spoiler] to [spoiler] and The Rev’s brought a [spoiler] and a [spoiler], which soon sends the [spoiler] wild.  Napkin on and tuck in, gentle listener.  There’ll be [spoiler] on the sawdust before this ‘un’s done…

 

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SHOW NOTES

Open All HoursGrand Reopening

The Mighty Slayer

Little Plum

Hollywood Bowl Comedy Lecture

Man Alive

Anton LaVey and Chums

The Cheese Shop

The Three Bears

The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari

Deep Purple

Jackie Lane’s HIGNFY Appearance

Andrew Skilleter

The Rev’s First CD

Carol Cleveland Talking and Not Talking

Johnny Cash’s Nine Inch Nails’ Hurt

Johnny Ringo at the High Chaparral

Spacehopper Clockwork Orange

Rex Tucker

One of These Days Pink Floyd’ll Perform the Doctor Who Theme

Schliemann

Jacob’s Ladder

Undercrankin’

Jon Pertwee Proves He Am The Doctor

Kate Bush Writes Kinda

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The Nth Doctor

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PODCAST 014 – A DAY AT THE BEACH

The Diddly Dum Podcasters have taken The Whoseum on tour and  visited Conrad and Will from the Desert Island Who Podcast marooned on their desert island. Will alas did not survive the shipwreck and Conrad had an accident with a dodgy ring modulator.

However, they proudly present The Whoseum with a very special exhibit which sparks off much debate about the notion of a female Doctor. Along the way, Al produces a battered old tin, Doc asserts to much disbelief that Purdy really did hide in a shop window in her pyjamas and The Rev causes jaws to drop all round as he reserves judgment on…?

 

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SHOW NOTES

Desert Island Who Podcast

BBC Desert Island Disks

Desert Island Disks – William Hartnell

Desert Island Disks – Jon Pertwee

Desert Island Disks – David Tennant

Desert Island Disks – John Hurt

Desert Island Disks – Peter Cushing

Joanna Lumley

Purdy hiding in a shop window in her pyjamas (The New Avengers – S01E12 – “Sleeper” – 14 Jan 1977) – Doc wasn’t just imagining it

Dads Army

Rebooting Dads Army

Bigger on the Inside Podcast

Kinda Lingers

Psychoville – Oscar Lomax

Doctor Who Series 1 – unwieldy DVD TARDIS box set

12 inch remote control Dalek

Corgi toys

San Diego Comic Con Exclusive Figures

Al’s Dalek tin

Who’s playing Ode to Joy on a recorder at the end of the podcast?

 

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PODCAST 013 – DOCTOR HUW

Following their Scottish themed podcast, the Three Who Drool take advantage of their detox course at The Nuthutch in Llanfairfach to discuss three Doctor Who stories linked by the theme of Wales.

The stories covered are The Green Death, Delta & the Bannermen and The Unquiet Dead. In view of Mr Sneed touching up Rose during The Unquiet Dead, “Fanny By Gaslight” was the first choice for a podcast title but “Doctor Huw” was thought more descriptive.

Along the way, Al mourns the loss of Rik Mayall, Doc hails the return of sanity to Doctor Who Magazine’s fan polls and The Rev encounters Terrance Dicks, Mike Tucker and Andrew Cartmel at the recent DWAS Myth Maker event.

 

 

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SHOW NOTES

Rik Mayall

Nothing at the End of the Lane

Lost in the Dark Dimension (here) and (here)

Dandelion and Burdock

The Rev writes about his “Myth Makers” experience on his own blog

“Script Doctor” by Andrew Cartmel

Mike Tucker

Thomas Tripp the Milkman

Ivor the Engine – Ep20 – “Snowdrifts”

H R Giger

“The Best Doctor Who Poems in the Universe”

“Green Green the Death” sung by The Rev

The Amazing Spiderman – The Death of Gwen Stacey

The Vindolanda tablets

Alpha Centauri on The Black & White Minstrel Show (8 mins 45 secs)

Stewart Lee goes viral

Dick Barton Music

More Tea Vicar?

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PODCAST 012 – CREEPY CRAWLIES

We never explained how Al, Doc and The Rev escaped the supernatural attack at the Devil’s Hump dig in the closing seconds of Podcast 010. Counter-intuitively, given the Doctor Who connection, the resolution is even more thrilling than the cliffhanger. However, explanations must wait as this week we find our podcasting heroes very much the worse for wear.

All those weeks visiting iconic drinking establishments from Doctor Who lore have taken their toll on the livers of The Diddly Dumbers. On medical advice, the Three Who Drool have retired to Llanfairfach in South Wales for an intense course of detoxification at The Nuthutch.

Wracked by delirium tremens, the Diddly Dumbers see visions of creepy crawlies running all over the house and their thoughts turn naturally to instances of giant insects in Doctor Who. Listen in as, between restorative nibbles at Nancy’s homegrown fungus, the boys reminisce about the Zarbi, Menoptera, Venom Grubs and Optera from The Web Planet, the Wirrn from The Ark in Space and the Tritovores from The Planet of the Dead.

 

 

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SHOW NOTES

British Library “Comics Unmasked” exhibition (here) and (here) and (here)

Al’s report of his visit to Comics Unmasked (whenever he writes it)

Mythmakers: The Making of Doctor Who

The Glasgow Looking Glass

The Ninth Doctor running through Newport Station

Shawcraft Modelling

John Woods’ initial design for the Zarbi

Oz Magazine (here) and (here)

Kali scene from The Golden Voyage of Sinbad

Blackadder 2 – Asking for directions in Wales

When The Rev met Ray Harryhausen

Stan Laurel at The Panopticon, Glasgow

Steve Moore’s final story, “Spider-God” (Doctor Who Monthly #52)

The monsters in Planet of the Dead look like Steve Moore’s monsters from 2000AD Prog 549 (21 Nov 1987), episode 5 of “Oz”, (here) and (here) and (here) and (here)

The Scarifyers

Quatermass and the Pit – The cleansing of the Martian hives

Origins of the word “spam” (here) and (here)

The Goodies – Kitten Kong

Come Back Mrs Noah

Noah and Nelly in Skylark

The Rainbow Orchid by Garen Ewing (here) and (here)

The Phoenix Comic – Garen Ewing

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec (here) and (here)

A Matter of Life and Death (here) and (here)

Warrrior – Laser Eraser

The Pigeon Patrol

Dez Skinn

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PODCAST 011 – THE WHOSEUM

So what was the resolution of the cliffhanger at the end of the last podcast where Al and The Rev seemed to have fallen victim to a paranormal attack at the Devil’s Hump dig? Well, we’re following the “Timelash” theory of explaining plot resolutions and not telling you. There is an elaborate and scary explanation and we’ll explain it one day if we receive enough of a public demand.

Instead the slate is wiped clean as the Three Who Drool end their tour of Doctor Who drinking establishments and attend the glittering showbiz event which is the grand opening of “The Whoseum”. Each of the Diddly Dumbers presents to the museum a special Who-related item.

Listen in as they ooh and aah in ecstasy over the memories these items hold for them of Doctor Who. Hear The Rev reveal his musical tastes, Al his predeliction for pregnant pauses and Doc demonstrate a cardboard box he made earlier.

 

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SHOW NOTES

The Blackpool Doctor Who Exhibition

Morecambe and Wise (here) and (here)

I Am The Doctor

John Smith and the Common Men (here) and (here)

Doctor Who by Jeff Love

The Earthlings – Landing of the Daleks

Beethoven’s Fifth – BBC – V for Victory

Millenium Effects website

The Human League – Tom Baker

The Ran-Dells – The Martian Hop

A Mars a Day…

The Vital Oolong

The Doc as a young Dalek

Raleigh Chopper bike

Ray Cusick

Ray Cusick Signature collection

Georgian dancers inspiring Dalek gliding movements

Georgii Krutikov (here) and (here)

The Chigley Six o’Clock Whistle

Doctor in Distress

The Imagined Village – Empire & Love – ‘Space Girl’ (full animation)

Space Unicorn – Parry Gripp and Brianne Drouhard

Honey to the Bee – Billie Piper

The Beatles – I Am the Walrus

The Horror Channel’s animated Doctor Who advert

Peter Capaldi and Craig Ferguson in their punk band

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PODCAST 010 – DATE WITH THE DEVIL

This week, the Three Who Drool return to their first port of call in their epic pub crawl of drinking establishments famous in Doctor Who lore – The Cloven Hoof in the village of Devil’s End – scene of the classic Third Doctor story “The Daemons”.

April 30th has passed into May Day and, to celebrate Beltaine, the greatest occult festival of the year (bar Halloween), the Diddly Dumbers join the villagers in performing an ancient fertility dance around the Maypole before retiring, exhausted but more fertile, to the bar to discuss three stories featuring the Devil or Devil worship – The Daemons, K9 & Company (A Girl’s Best Friend) and the double bill of The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit.

In which we find Al rubbin’ a hooded man, Doc slipping briefly into his alter ego of Bob Holness and the Rev winning the grand prize by completing his third Gold Run.

 

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SHOW NOTES

The Book of the Law

The Devil Rides Out

Ben (no relation to Dennis) Wheatley’s Kill List

Aleister Crowley

Blood on Satan’s Claw

Witchcraft Today

The Power of the Witch

Blockbusters 

Blockbusters Gold Run

Blockbusters Hand Jive

Dr John Dee

ITV Regional Idents

K9 & Co theme tune (here) and CHiPS theme tune (here) – compare and contrast

K9 Annual

Juliet Bravo

Lady Makes Walnut Pipes

Robin of Sherwood (here) and (here)

Herne the Hunter

Wayland Smith

The Witches and the Grinnygog (here) and (here)

Children of the Stones (here) and (here)

Into the Labyrinth

The Changes (here) and (here)

Bagpuss & Professor Yaffle

Butterbeans and Breadcrumbs

Charlie Brooker’s tribute to Oliver Postgate

Simon Bisley (here) and (here)

ABC Warriors

Slaine – The Horned God

Monty Python, Nudge Nudge sketch

Charlie Brooker on the Doctor’s knowingness

The Nephilim today

That little-known K-9 and Company silver screen adaptation

Star Trek, The Original Series – “A Piece of the Action”

Bucks Fizz – “A Piece of the Action”

Ma Baker – Bobby Farrell of Boney M demonstrates the official (and mandatory) jive moves to be used during the Diddly Dum theme music

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PODCAST 009 – ATLANTIS

This week, the Diddly Dum Podcast comes to you from The Gore Crow Hotel, made famous by its appearance in the Seventh Doctor story, “Battlefield”. As Morgaine the Sunkiller and her minions from 165 Eaton Place attempt to break through the protective chalk circle drawn around the podcasters’ bar table, the Three Who Drool ponder the theme of myths and legends in Doctor Who – specifically the use of the Atlantis legend.

In between discussing the Second Doctor story “The Underwater Menace” and the Third Doctor story “The Time Monster”, Al recalls recently meeting Tom Baker and being boomed at by the great man, Doc tells of coming across a relic from Delia Derbyshire’s schooldays and The Rev provides vital road safety tips.

 

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SHOW NOTES

Boney M as ideal candidates for the dancers playing the Fish People

The life and death of Joe Meek

Joe Orton, Kenneth Halliwell & Kenneth Williams (here) and (here)

Carry on up the Khyber

Junior Kickstart (here) and (here)

John Craven’s Newsround

The return of The Empire Strikes Back’s lost short, Black Angel

Missing Hancock’s Half Hour episodes to air

Fist of Fun

Ragtime with Fred Harris

Maus

The Green Cross Man

SPLINK

The Tufty Club (here) and (here)

The Tufty reboot

Atari Pong

A gardener from Hull called Mick

John Rylands Library (here) and (here)

Delia Derbyshire’s school book (here) and (here) and (here)

Papyrus P52

Big Finish’s “Counter Measures”

The full story of how Al met Tom Baker

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PODCAST 008 – MINE’S A DOUBLE

Join The Three Who Drool in the bar of The Fleur de Lys in their tour of drinking establishments iconic in Doctor Who lore.

This time the linking theme of the podcast is Doppelgangers as the three Diddly Dumbers (if it is indeed really them) discuss Enemy of the World, The Android Invasion, Aliens of London, World War Three and Boom Town.

In which Al rhapsodises about New Who’s debt to comic book imagery, Doc remembers annuals and The Rev reveals his previously unsuspected hero worship of Mark Gatiss.

Remember how Sutekh threatened to keep the Doctor alive for centuries, racked by the most excruciating pain? Well, that’s nothing to the experience of a Diddly Dum Podcast which…er…shall we say overruns slightly.

 

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SHOW NOTES

TARDIS Eruditorium Video Blog – Tomb of the Cybermen

Whizzer and Chips

Shiver and Shake

The Double Deckers (here) and (here) . For those familiar with the BBC series “Spooks”, child actor Peter Firth went on to play the character Harry Pearce.

Whodunnit (here) and (here)

Virtual Murder (here) and (here)

SuperTed (here) and (here)

The Little Green Man (here) and (here)

Sale of the Century (here) and (here)

The man who sees in black and white (here) and (here)

Somewhere in Time – Iron Maiden (see the building roof top left)

Milton Johns in The Empire Strikes Back

The Kraals and Zippy (here) and (here)

The Oseidon Adventure (Big Finish) – not The Trail of the White Worm as first thought

Ripping Yarns – Interesting People

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JON PERTWEE 1980s COMPUTER GAME VOICE-OVERS

Deus_Ex_Machina_CoverartOn our recent Podcast #007 (Failed Alien Holidays), we read out a great email from friend of the show, Kevin, who lurks like some stainless steel rat in the futuristic wainscoting of Twitter behind the facade of @livewire1221.

“Back in 1984, the ZX Spectrum was THE home computer of choice. Yes it only had 48K memory and could only display 256 colours, but those limitations helped produce some of the most innovative and ground breaking games ever.

At the forefront of this innovation was Automata, run by the guru’s guru Mel Croucher (Hugo Rune had nothing on this guy). My friends and I were Croucher’s “acolytes”, I guess, becoming friendly with him at his regular appearances at the Ally Pally computer fairs in the 80′s.

Automata had already produced “PiMania”, the first ever real life treasure hunt computer game with a prize of £6,000. But now they released their magnum opus – “Deus Ex Machina”.

Telling the epic multi-stage story of an accidental artificial life form in a Big Brother-esque 1994, it was loosely based on Shakespeare’s Seven Ages Of Man as you guided the life form from birth to death.

Its unique factor however was that it came with a complete synchronised music sound-track with voice-overs and singing from Ian Dury, Frankie Howerd, and one Jon Pertwee…”

Kevin very kindly sent us some audiofiles of Jon’s voiceovers on the game which we include below. We can’t quite picture them coupled with Lara Croft’s outrageously provocative grunting as she pulls herself up onto a block of concrete but autre pays autre moeurs.

Audio file 1 – The Seven Ages of Man (updated for 1994) which is then peppered throughout the game as you play each stage.

Audio file 2 – Another Shakespearian piece from the end of the game.

Audio file 3 – The opening sequence of the game.

(the Diddly Dumbers happily acknowledge the copyright of Automata UK and salute all involved in what sounds like a corker of a game for any  time)

PODCAST 007 – FAILED ALIEN HOLIDAYS

Join the Three Who Drool on their tour of iconic drinking establishments from Doctor Who lore as this week they travel across space and time to the 52nd century in order to sample the booze at The Maldovarium.

Alas the patron wasn’t on the premises (lost his head, poor thing) and so, disappointed at missing the celebrity black marketeer, the Diddly Dumbers muse of the subject of Failed Alien Holidays.

The stories covered are The Leisure Hive, Paradise Towers and Midnight – during which The Rev goes wall-scrawling with the Kangs and Doc tears the Chief Caretaker a new waste disposal chute while Al feeds us with celebrity deaths in between unscheduled visits to the Gents.

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SHOWNOTES

Audio files of Jon Pertwee’s voiceovers from the “Deus Ex Machina” computer game.

SHADO Security Vehicle

John Barrowman – Tonight’s the Night sketch

Hugo Rune

Alan Moore interview

Quantel Paintbox

Ace Trucking Co

Al’s final issue of Doctor Who Magazine

The Ballad of Halo Jones

Fields of the Nephilim – Psychonaut

Vampire Circus (1972)

Monty Python’s architect sketch

Yootha Joyce in A Man for All Seasons with some actor who was never heard of again

Yootha Joyce in George & Mildred

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