We review the Fifth Doctor story “Warriors of the Deep” and, as the Sea Devils stalk around to the beat of Adam and the Ants’ “Prince Charming”, we celebrate a landmark for representation in Doctor Who casting.
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(00:00:00) This podcast opens with the theme music from “On The Move” (see below).
It is a collection of diary entries written by Kay during his medical training from 2004 to 2010. “This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor” is a nonfiction book by the British comedy writer Adam Kay, published in 2017. This has been televised as “This Is Going to Hurt”.
Addenbrooke’s Hospital is an internationally renownedteaching hospital and research centre in Cambridge, with strong affiliations to the University of Cambridge.
“A Fix with Sontarans” is a specially written Doctor Who segment produced for the BBC children’s programme “ Jim’ll Fix It” featuring Colin Baker in character as the Sixth Doctor. It was broadcast on 23 February 1985. Later pressings of the Region 2 DVD removed the segment due to the Jimmy Savile sexual abuse scandal.
Barry Cryer (23 March 1935 – 25 January 2022) was an English writer, comedian, and actor. As well as performing on stage, radio and television, Cryer wrote for many performers including Dave Allen, Stanley Baxter, Jack Benny, Rory Bremner, George Burns, Jasper Carrott, Tommy Cooper, Ronnie Corbett, Les Dawson, Dick Emery, Kenny Everett, Bruce Forsyth, David Frost, Bob Hope, Frankie Howerd, Richard Pryor, Spike Milligan, Mike Yarwood, The Two Ronnies and Morecambe and Wise. The interview with Mark Lawson can be seen here.
Donald Gee (28 September 1937 – 14 January 2022) appeared in two Doctor Who television stories: as Major Ian Warne in “ The Space Pirates” and Eckersley in “ The Monster of Peladon“.
On the surface a lightweight soap opera, it was in fact an educational programme aimed at adults with literacy problems, and linked to a national campaign at the time. “On the Move” is a British television series made by the BBC and first broadcast in 1975 and 1976 in 50 ten-minute episodes. Up to 17 million people watched the series, and it was credited with removing some of the stigma attached to illiteracy.
Jeremy Irons made an early career appearance on the BBC’s “Playaway” in 1975.
, shown on BBC1 from 1964 to 1976 and designed “Vision On” was a British children’s television programme specifically for children with hearing impairment. The music under Doc’s little homily at this point is “Left Bank One” by The Noveltones which was the music accompanying the “Gallery” section of “Vision On”.
“Reaping and Sowing” is sung here by the character Greg Preston (played by Ian McCulloch) at about the 37:46 point in “The Corn Dolly), episode 4 of “The Survivors”, a British post-apocalyptic fiction drama television series created by Terry Nation at the BBC and broadcast from 1975 to 1977.
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