DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 084 – The Seeds of Diddly Doom

This week we look at The Seeds of Doom. Along the way, Hayden completes his Doctor Who annual collection, Mark and Allan celebrate their first anniversary on the podcast, we recall the hot summer of 1976 and Mark tells how he once met John Challis.

 

MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC084 – The Seeds of Diddly Doom

 

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(00:02:15) Photos of the covers of the 1969 and 1970 Doctor Who annuals which complete Hayden’s annuals collection can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:10:50) West Kirby Rotary Club has got a very special comedy night lined up at Hoylake Social Club on Monday 16th October. Stand-up comedy will be provided by headliners Michael Legge (BBC6 Music, The Dave Gorman Show, The Alternative Comedy Experience) and Robin Ince. Robin has appeared in The Office and consulted on the writing of Skins, but is probably best know as co-host, with Professor Brian Cox, of Radio 4’s The Infinite Monkey Cage.

(00:12:21) “Who at the Playhouse” is a one day event celebrating Doctor Who and his robot companion K9. Meet the stars of Doctor Who in a non-stop day of stage interviews, celebrity autograph panels and photograph sessions on what will be the 40th anniversary of K9’s first appearance on Saturday 1st October 1977.

(00:21:28) Peter Capaldi’s script for Listen raises £5,000 at auction for a Syrian Refugees in the UK charity.

(00:34:59) The ladybird plague of 1976.

(00:35:32) Doc only survived the sweltering summer of 1976 thanks to frozen Jubblies and standpipes in the streets.

(00:37:02) Mark obtained John Challis’s autograph at The Theatre Royal, Margate in 2015.

(01:04:28) “Jackanory” was a long-running BBC children’s television series that was designed to stimulate an interest in reading. The show was transmitted from 1965 to 1996.

“Orange Man” is a British television advertisement for the soft drink Tango Orange and became the “You Know When You’ve Been Tango’d” campaign in the 1990s and 2000s. The advertisement features an orange man slapping a Tango drinker across the cheeks, a wacky metaphor for tasting Tango, and was intended as a reaction against the norm of “cause and effect” television advertising at the time was largely focused on scenarios where peoples lives were improved by the product being advertised. Orange Man caused controversy after reports of injuries when children began copying the events of the advertisement in school playgrounds, and was subsequently banned, with two other versions of Orange Man replacing it, both showing different scenarios aside from slapping.

(01:24:05) “Recessional” is a poem by Rudyard Kipling. It was composed for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, in 1897.

(01:24:05) The Dorothy L Sayers novel referred to here is “The Five Red Herrings”.

(01:

This audio clip of Sylvia Coleridge is from the “Blakes 7” S02E11 “Gambit”.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 083 – Mirrowing the Future

This week we look at the First Doctor’s antepenultimate story “The War Machines” from 1966. But first we pause to remember Victor Pemberton and Brucie.

Along the way, we discuss the apostasy among cattle and the cultural impact of “Carry On Up the Khyber” and Mark visits Kit Pedler’s grave.

 

MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC083 – Mirrowing the Future

 

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(00:09:26) “The Adventures of Black Beauty” is a British adventure family television series produced by London Weekend Television and shown by ITV in the United Kingdom between 1972 and 1974.

(00:10:31) “Carry On Up the Khyber” is a British comedy and the sixteenth in the series of Carry On films to be made, released in 1968. The film is, in part, a spoof of Kiplingesque movies and television series about life in the British Raj.

(00:12:37) A clip from the “Carry On Up the Khyber” dinner scene can be found here.

(13:42:00) Sir Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson CBE (22 February 1928 – 18 August 2017) was a British presenter, actor, comedian, singer, dancer, and screenwriter whose career spanned more than 75 years.

(00:16:03) Bruce Forsyth’s appearance at the 1974 FA Cup Final can be found here.

(00:21:09) The dialects/Dalek clip from “The Generation Game” can be found here.

(00:21:27) Our discussion of the BBC’s Saturday night scheduling took place during episode 58 of our podcast during a visit from friend of the show, Mark (for it is he) Cockram.

(00:27:19) The French Maid clip from “The Generation Game” can be found on our Youtube channel here.

(00:31:11) Mark took a photo of Kit Pedler’s grave which can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:33:23) The “Who Is It?” page from Mark’s 1975 Valiant annual can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:46:50) A very noisy version of the 1966 clip from “Blue Peter” featuring the War Machines can be found on Youtube here. A cleaner version can be found as an extra on “The War Machines” DVD release.

(00:57:24) The Bette Davis interview from 1958 can be found here. The moment where her daughter reveals her career ambitions is located at 00:06:25 into the clip.

(01:02:55) Johnny Hawksworth (2 February 1924 – 13 February 2009) was a British musician and composer.

(01:03:29) “Man About the House” is a British sitcom that was broadcast for six series on ITV from 1973 to 1976. The series was considered daring at the time due to its subject matter of a man sharing a flat with two single women. It was made by Thames Television. The Johnny Hawsworth penned theme tune can be found here.

(01:03:29) “Roobarb” is a British animated children’s television programme, originally shown on BBC1 just before the evening news. Each cartoon, written by Grange Calveley and animated by Bob Godfrey, was about five minutes long. Thirty episodes were made, and the show was first shown on 21 October 1974. The theme is that of the friendly rivalry between Roobarb the green dog and Custard the pink cat from next door. The Johnny Hawsworth penned theme tune can be found here.

(01:03:29) Thames Television was a franchise holder for a region of the British ITV television network serving London and surrounding area on weekdays from 1968 until the night of 31 December 1992. Johnny Hawsworth’s famous ident and jingle can be found here.

(01:08:55) Tony Benn opens the Post Office Tower in 1966.

(01:16:52) Anneke Wills appeared in “Dressed to Kill”, and episode of “The Avengers” from 1963.

(01:18:06) “Moriarty – The Hound of the D’Urbervilles” by Kim Newman.

(01:23:51) Hayden’s new website home for his writing can be found here and his new Facebook page to accompany it can be found here.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 082 – We’re JAMmin

Doc, Hayden and Mark pay tribute to Hayden’s late partner in bibliokleptomania, Deborah Watling. We take shelter in The Whoseum’s nuclear bunker as Ian Levine hears about the BBC’s plans to animate Shada, look at Peter Davison’s departure from Twitter.

Then we turn to serious game show action with Diddly Dum plays Just a Minute, chaired by Sir Terrance Dicks.

 

MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC082 – We’re JAMmin

 

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SHOWNOTES

(00:00:58) A photo of a youthful Hayden and his sister meeting Deborah Watling can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:12:10) A photo of Aussie songstrel Kylie cosplaying the Fifth Doctor can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:12:10) A photo of British actor Peter Davison cosplaying Aussie songstrel Kylie cosplaying can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:13:49) Hayden’s new website home for his writing can be found here and his new Facebook page to accompany it can be found here.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 081 – The Changes, My Dear

The Five Faces of Delusion try to get discussion of Jodie Whittaker’s casting out of the way as quickly as possible so that they can get on to the really important stuff – Doc and Mark have been watching “The Changes”.

 

MP3 Direct Download Link: DDPC081 – The Changes My Dear

 

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The opening and closing music for this week’s podcast is the opening and closing themes for “The Changes”.

(00:02:19) Our own Allan was interviewed on Sky News about the casting of a female Doctor and the full video can be found on our Youtube channel here.

(00:58:29) “The Changes” is a British children’s science fiction television serial filmed in 1973 and first broadcast in 1975 by the BBC. It is based on the trilogy written by Peter Dickinson. A review of it can be found here.

(01:11:22) Stewart Lee appears on “Charlie Brooker’s Screen Wipe” comparing modern teenage drama to that of the 1970s.

(01:12:46) “Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle” (BBC) on the subject of books.

(01:13:47) “Charlie Brooker Screenwipes” – Charlie Brooker reviews Doctor Who Series 2.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 080 – I Really Love Your Cyber-Feet

This week all four of The Five Faces of Delusion return to the microphones to review “World Enough and Time” and “The Doctor Falls”, the last 2 episodes of Doctor Who Series 10.

Along the way, with the passing of the series finale, we finally lift the reporting embargo on Allan and Erica’s visit to the Cardiff set pre-series and we learn what they really did see; Mark returns home from a convention to find that he’s missed a Janet Fielding visit to home town; Hayden splits his primary school stage; we examine the Mary Poppins themes in the series finale; and we end up looking at themes of addiction in the Master.

 

MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC080 – I Really Love Your Cyber-Feet

 

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(00:02:40) Mark visits Sci-Fi By The Sea 2017.

(00:12:15) Hayden hosts our sister podcast, Podcasters Royale.

(00:17:55) Allan and Erica meet the Doctor and Nardole on the TARDIS set in Cardiff.

(01:05:25) I Really Love Your Cyber-Feet.

(01:15:41) The David Niven quotes are of course taken from “A Matter of Life and Death” – the finest film ever made.

(01:32:56) Professor Yana vs. Professor Yaffle.

(01:53:10) A Mary Poppins themed series finale.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 079 – Yes He Can

“Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,

Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,

Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,

Let PC McGarry wear black cotton gloves.”

The Whoseum is in deepest mourning this week for the loss of that titan of our childhood, Brian Cant. Nevertheless, Series 10 continue apace and reviews of “Empress of Mars” and “The Eaters of Light” are called for.

Along the way, Allan relates the history of Half Man Half Biscuit, Doc reveals the shocking truth behind his academic record, Mark recalls a curious meeting in a Kentish pub, and we reveal the truth about “Zulu”.

 

Direct MP3 Download Link = DDPC079 – Yes He Can

 

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(00:03:28) Brian Cant.

(00:06:21) The Windy Miller gif can be found here.

(00:07:25) Half Man Half Biscuit.

(00:23:15) “Bioshock” is a first-person shooter video game. The spacesuit Mark compares can be found on our Tumblr page here.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 078 – Platonism Saves the Day

Three of the Five Faces of Delusion review “The Pyramid at the End of the World” and “The Lie of the Land”.

 

MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC078 – Platonism Saves the Day

 

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Coming ASAP.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 077 – Differently Cyanotic

We repair to the Restricted Section of the Whoseum library to review “Oxygen” and “Extremis”. Along the way, we remember Sir Roger Moore and find his Jon Pertwee connection, we remember Alec Wheal and we lurch from political dogma to The Simulation Hypothesis via whatever occurs to us at the time.

 

MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC077 – Differently Cyanotic

 

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 076 – Topping Up The Soul

This podcast is is two parts. First comes our look back at last weekend’s Doctor Who Appreciation Society convention, “Capitol 2” – the first convention for Doc and Mark. Listeners are advised to arm themselves with ear defenders to protect themselves from the avalanche of u-turns as Doc takes back everything he’s said previously about conventions and autographs. Gasp as Allan reveals behind-the-scenes secrets. Go aaaaah as Doc and Mark fall head over heels in love with several people. Wince in sympathy as you hear why Hayden had to pull out at the last minute.

Then we take a look at “Thin Ice” and “Knock Knock”, the next two new episodes in Series 10 of Doctor Who.

 

Direct MP Download Link = DDPC076 – Topping Up The Soul

 

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(00:25:42) The results of “Challenge Daphne” – Daphne Ashbrook’s attempt on the world record for the mos individual selfies – can be found at the Doctor Who Appreciation Society Facebook page.

(00:29:45) Mark has finally laid to rest all debate over the “Revenge of the Cybermen” double-page spread in the second “Doctor Who Monster Book” by getting David Banks to sign the page “Not canonical”. See our Tumblr page here.

(00:30:40) Mark meets Uncle Terrance Dicks.

(00:35:00) After opposing the idea of a female Doctor for so long, Doc gives way upon meeting the divine Daphne Ashbrook. See our Youtube channel here.

(00:43:56) The fabulous Katy Manning arrives to be interviewed by Allan.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 075 – The Reverse Gaiman

The Diddly Dumbers review the first two episodes of the new series 10 of Doctor Who – “The Pilot” and “Smile”.

Along the way, Mark explains how he gets vertigo in museums, Hayden relates how his grandparents used to scare the living bejesus out of his uncle in the 1960s with a PVC Dalek suit, Allan discurses on moral responsibility in a determinative universe, and Doc is hospitalised after another attempt to scale the North Face of his voice impersonation of Zor, leader of all Pescatons.

 

MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC075 – The Reverse Gaiman

 

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SHOWNOTES

(00:14:05) “The Greatest Adventure Yet From Captain Kremmen” LP (1980).

(00:15:05) Kenny Everett’s notorious appearance at the 1983 Conservative Party Conference.

(00:19:22) Following the success of the inaugural event, the Doctor Who Appreciation Society is proud to announce ‘The Capitol II’ – a full scale, two day event that will take place at the Arora Hotel Gatwick over the weekend of the 6th & 7th May, 2017.

(01:03:08) The Infinite Monkey Cage radio show and podcast.

(01;46:15) Andrew Vardy video.

(01:50:28) The Alan Gribble Trophy raises money for cancer research in memory of Hayden’s Dad. Please make a donation if you can.

(01:50:53) Podcasters Royale is our sister podcast run by Hayden as a tribute to everything 007.

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