PODCAST 017 – Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings

Our the latest podcast we invite another guest to present a selection of exhibits for permanent display in The Whoseum and to talk to us about why they touch his Doctor Who fan’s heart.

Our guest this time is Simon Brett – one of The Five Faces of Delusion running The Blue Box Podcast, illustrator for much of the Doctor Who content in Starburst Magazine, husband, father and all-round good egg.

Simon (for it is he) presents exhibits which spark talk amongst other things of General Ironicus’ purple light, the use of disposable lighters in the marketing of Doctor Who Weekly, setting up your own Doctor Who convention from scratch and leads to an impassioned defence of the BBC licence fee. Along the way, The Rev launches his one-man campaign for Hull to host the Olympics, Doc takes the media to task for tacitly insulting every city in the UK except Glasgow and Al finally discovers the limits of Doc’s interest in comic strip art.

 

 

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SHOW NOTES

Friend of the Show, Simon Brett, visits The Whoseum. Some of Simon’s illustration work can be found here.

Our guest, Simon, isn’t of course the Simon from “Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings”. That was just a hilarious conceit. Laugh? We nearly did. However, his artwork for Starburst Magazine is so good that it really does come true and no-one can object to being associated with a series voiced by Bernard Cribbins himself.

Cygnus Alpha fanzine

Scott Burditt voiced on Bandrill Productions “Pieces of Eight” Parts One and Two

FANNUAL: The Peter Cushing Dr Who Annual

Phonicon 2013

John Cage sues Mike Batt

The Rev blogs about Guardian of the Galaxy (where Doc can’t stop him)

“The Iron Legion” as it appeared in the first ever edition of Doctor Who Weekly.

Carmine Infantino

John Ridgway

Adrian Salmon

“The Dalek Chronicles” was a Doctorless comic strip from the TV21 comic.

“Sapphire & Steel” comic strip in Look-in comic

Radio Times: Doctor Who 20th Anniversary Special

Radio Times Christmas covers

Pink Dalek Candi

Momotempo

Doc blogs on paying for autographs

Al blogs on his pilgrimage to meet Tom Baker

Rusty Goffe, the sole surviving original Oompa Loompa.

Hull and the Venn Diagram

Pave Bar, Princes Avenue, Hull

The British Broadcasting Corporation

Mitch Benn – “I’m Proud of the BBC”. Here’s the Visual Clues version and Mitch talks about it here.

Great British Railway Journeys

Hull invents the LCD screen

The Nicola Bryant/Peri image gallery

Personalities of Hull

The Doctor Who Fanzine Preservation Project

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PODCAST 016 – ANDREW CARTMEL

The Three Who Drool welcome Andrew Cartmel, Doctor Who’s script editor throughout the Seventh Doctor’s era, to the Diddly Dum Whoseum.

Happy to be getting even one exhibit presented to the Whoseum by a bona fide Doctor Who mover and shaker, the Diddly Dumbers’ collective jaw hit the exquisite mosaics of the exhibition hall’s floor when the progenitor of The Cartmel Masterplan brought along six (!) and explained how each one spoke to him of a memory of Doctor Who

Which era’s theme music arrangement is his favourite? Who are his favourite artists? Which classic Doctor Who story was he asked to watch when he took over as script editor so that he’d know what the show was capable of at its height? Which spec(ulative) script led to a classic classic? Which classic costume does he remember most fondly? And which of his colleagues from the 1980s joins Joanna Lumley as only the second human being presented to the Whoseum? Along the way, we chat about Andrew’s books, Script Doctor and Through Time, and even get something of an exclusive peek into Andrew’s coming projects.

So come and listen to Andrew Cartmel as you’ve never heard him before. The Diddly Dumbers also chat about Monty Python’s swan song, the new Series 8 trailer and the reaction of New Yorkers to The Rev’s genre T-shirts when he visited The Big Apple last week.

 

 

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SHOW NOTES

Andrew Cartmel

“Script Doctor” by Andrew Cartmel

“Through Time” by Andrew Cartmel (an update is on the cards).

Andrew Cartmel scripts Doctor Who Adventures comic

Andrew Cartmel writing recently in Doctor Who Magazine (here) and (here) and (here).

Monty Python Live

Al blogs about seeing Monty Python Live

Alternative Series 8 Trailer as seen through the 4th Doctor.

Doc appears on The Blue Box Podcast Ep. 111

The Judas Moment  – Al and The Rev appear on The Blue Box Podcast Ep. 103

Ron Grainer and Delia Derbyshire created the original arrangement of the Doctor Who theme music.

Sculptress of Sound

Edge of Tomorrow

“Time to Go” – Delia Derbyshire’s homage to the time pips of the Greenwich Time Signal.

Mark Ayres (here) and (here)

Delia Derbyshire’s school book (here) and (here) and (here) in the John Rylands Library (here) and (here).

Frank Bellamy was a British comics artist. Among other things, he produced artwork for Radio Times covers and Radio Times Doctor Who comic strips. He produced artwork for the TV21 Comic, including Thunderbirds (1966-6) and Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons (1968). He also drew the Garth comic strip for the Daily Mail from 1971 to 1976. Here also is some of his original art for the Sea Devils.

Andrew Skilleter is an artist who painted a number of original Doctor Who novelisation covers.

Although we’ve been unable to find a copy of David Roach’s interview with Alan Moore from the Hellfire fanzine, it does look as if parts of it can be found in this book. Frank Bellamy and David Roach also feature here in True Brit.

 “The Winged Avenger” – an episode from The Avengers (1967)

“The Dalek Chronicles” was a Doctorless comic strip from the TV21 comic. Not only was this comic strip the first to solve the problem of the Daleks flying, more importantly it was also the source for the coolest ever Dalek Emperor. Stand aside “Evil of the Daleks”. Take a back seat “Parting of the Ways”. Fine as your Emperor Daleks were, they weren’t a path on the acme of coolness which was The Golden Emperor from “The Dalek Chronicles”. Clearly the inspiration for the Emperor in “Remembrance of the Daleks”.

Look and Learn was a British weekly educational magazine for children containing the long running science fiction comic strip, “The Trigan Empire”, drawn much in the style of Frank Bellamy. This primer in cool empire building taught British children that no imperialist dream of bringing Roman armour and homoerotically tight flying suits to a world can be beyond a race which has mastered the concept of building foundations for its walls.

The Rev’s Diddly Dum artwork a la “Radio Times cover” for Podcast #011.

The Rev’s Diddly Dum artwork a la “2000AD cover” for Podcast #007.

The Book Palace

Nemesis the Warlock was a comic strip which appeared in 2000AD. You will ooooh and you will aaah and you will salivate.

Alan Moore interview and Alan Moore fansite

V for Vendetta

Promethea

“Rivers of London” by Ben Aaronovitch

Judge Dredd banned in Britain for the Jolly Green Giant and the Burger Wars. Even Tharg the Mighty was forced to apologise.

Brian Bolland and Powerman

Louise Jameson as Miss Marple

The Rev blogs about his New York adventure.

 

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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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