DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 097 – Where’s Wally K Daly?

Hayden finally returns to the fold from his radio sabbatical as we take a final look back on the DWAS Capitol³ convention. Our chat ranges from convention guests being press ganged in France to 007 films with a Carry On cast via Peter Gabriel impersonators.

 

MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC097 – Where’s Wally K Daly

 

Listen/download on iTunes

Audioboo

Stitcher.com

Find us on Facebook

We can also be found on the Doctor Who Podcast Alliance

Find Diddly Dum pics on Tumblr.

Visit our new Youtube page.

Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

 

SHOWNOTES

(00:08:42) The Seventeenth Kind is a science-fiction comedy film, an adaptation by director Andy Collier of a short story by Michael Marshall Smith that satririses The Shopping Channel. It stars Tony Curran, Sylvester McCoy, Brian Blessed, Lucy Pinder, Ralph Brown and Miriam Margolyes. It was released in 2014.

(00:08:24) Lucy Katherine Pinder (born 20 December 1983) is an English model and actress. After outing herself as a Conservative supporter on Big Brother, she was given a slot on the BBC’s The Daily Politics.

(00:08:42) Animal activist Brian Blessed had a heated disagreement with farmers while hosting a pig and poultry dinner in Warwickshire. The actor (81) was dressed as a Tudor king and had been asked what laws he would enact were he a ruling monarch. Blessed, who has campaigned against badger culling in the past, said he would ban the practice. Farmers then began airing their discontent at the former Flash Gordon actor, with one allegedly shouting and swearing at him, according to The Sun. Blessed reportedly responded with an expletive-laden tirade: “You’re all c****, I hope you all die of TB.” He then said it had been a bad idea for him to host a pig and poultry farmers’ event and left.

(00:26:16) Michael Parkinson’s interview with Meg Ryan.

(00:32:40) “Who’s Next” by Derrick Sherwin.

(00:39:56) Wirral Ways to Recovery is a free and confidential drug and alcohol service for adults (including offenders), young adults, families, carers and affected others in Wirral. CGL leads the Wirral Ways to Recovery partnership. They provide a range of treatment, recovery and support services for those who have concerns about their drug or alcohol use. Their goal is to support service users to achieve and maintain their own vision of recovery. They believe that any individual can change the direction of their life and live life to its full potential.

(00:40:20) At the time of going to press, this year’s Alan Gribble Trophy in memory of Hayden’s dad has raised £695 of its £1,000 target. You can still follow this link to show your support by making a donation.

(00:43:55) The photo of the four Diddly Dummers around the TARDIS console can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:47:35) The Capitol IV returns on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April 2019.

(00:49:04) The closing sequence of Bagpuss.

The Diddly Dum Podcast acknowledges the copyright of anyone we’ve pinched anything from.

 

Advertisements

DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 096 – Physically Ruined, Spiritually Enriched

31564225_779956555547798_2151988600542068736_n

 

This podcast comes to you again from Capitol 3, the Doctor Who Appreciation Society convention for which Diddly Dum has been acting as the official podcasting partner (oooh, get us!). Following our review of Saturday’s activity, we bring you updates on all of Sunday’s activity including interviews with Tony Jordan, Jeff Cummins and Mark Barton Hill, while Simon Meade reminisces about Panopticon 1 and 2.

 

Direct MP3 Download Link = DDPC096 – Physically Ruined, Spiritually Enriched

 

Listen/download on iTunes

Audioboo

Stitcher.com

Find us on Facebook

We can also be found on the Doctor Who Podcast Alliance

Find Diddly Dum pics on Tumblr.

Visit our new Youtube page.

Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

 

SHOWNOTES

(00:08:06) On Saturday 30 June 2018, Simon Meade is presenting NERVA at The Hub, High Wycombe. This will be a celebration of the creative crews who worked behind the scenes during the making of Doctor Who from 1963 to 1989. Tickets can be obtained from The Ark in Space Facebook Group or @ClassicDW on Twitter.

 

DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 095 – Rogues, Vagabonds & Actors

This podcast comes to you from our luxury hotel suite at Capitol 3, the Doctor Who Appreciation Society convention for which Diddly Dum has been acting as the official podcasting partner (oooh, get us!). We bring you updates on all of Saturday’s activity and an extended interview with the fabulous Anneke Wills.

 

MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC095 – Rogues, Vagabonds & Actors

 

Listen/download on iTunes

Audioboo

Stitcher.com

Find us on Facebook

We can also be found on the Doctor Who Podcast Alliance

Find Diddly Dum pics on Tumblr.

Visit our new Youtube page.

Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

 

SHOWNOTES

 

DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 094 – Jordan’s Alive!

This week’s podcast opens with the motorcade of Tony Jordan sweeping up to the Diddly Dum Whoseum as the DWAS head honcho visits us to look forward to the looming Capitol³ convention.

 

Direct MP3 Download Link = DDPC094 – Jordan’s Alive

 

Listen/download on iTunes

Audioboo

Stitcher.com

Find us on Facebook

We can also be found on the Doctor Who Podcast Alliance

Find Diddly Dum pics on Tumblr.

Visit our new Youtube page.

Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

 

SHOWNOTES

(00:00:00) “Dum Dum” is a song written by Jackie DeShannon and Sharon Sheeley and performed by Brenda Lee. The song reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, #4 in Australia, and #22 in the UK in 1961. It was featured on her 1961 album, “All the Way”.

(00:04:00) Paul Winter, the then Co-ordinator of the DWAS, guested on our podcast #54 (Conventionality Belongs to Yesterday) which can be found here.

(00:09:15) Mark Barton Hill is a guest at Capitol³.

(00:11:40) Our own Allan appearing on Sky News to talk about the casting of Jodie Whittaker and appearing on BBC News to talk about Tom Baker’s cameo in the Shada animation.

(00:14:21) Mike Tucker is a guest at Capitol³.

(00:15:05) Our former co-host Andy (a.k.a. The Rev) related meeting Hayden at the Myth Makers event during our podcast #13 (Doctor Huw) which can be found here.

(00:49:49) Tony’s interview with Royce (Voice of the Daleks) Mills is on Youtube. Tony talks to Royce Bout his time on Doctor Who and his career on the stage and on TV. This is the first part of their stage panel and this is the second part.

The Diddly Dum Podcast acknowledges the copyright of anyone we’ve pinched anything from.

 

DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 093 – Peter Patter

EX02

Excitement abounds this week at The Whoseum as we reveal details of our partnership with the Doctor Who Appreciation Society’s CAPITOL³ convention as their official podcaster.

But eventually we get down to our tribute to the late Peter Miles by taking a look at the Season 7 (1970) story – The Silurians. Along the way, we look at Peter’s work with Dusty Springfield, Jim Davidson latter career as a Liberace impersonator and the most bad-ass recurring villain of the Pertwee era (it’s not what you may think).

Plus we make a singular phone call to Hayden.

 

Direct MP3 Download Link = DDPC093 – Peter Patter

 

Listen/download on iTunes

Audioboo

Stitcher.com

Find us on Facebook

We can also be found on the Doctor Who Podcast Alliance

Find Diddly Dum pics on Tumblr.

Visit our new Youtube page.

Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

 

SHOWNOTES

(00:00:00) One of Peter Miles’s lesser-known activities was as a jazz singer and, 50+ years ago, he duetted with his friend Dusty Springfield on “Can’t We Be Friends”. This track has recently been released by a major record company. Peter can be seen at 10 mins into this video clip contributing to a South Bank Show looking at Dusty Springfield.

(00:01:11) The Diddly Dum Podcast has been asked by the Doctor Who Appreciation Society to be the official podcasting partner of their Capitol³ convention at the end of April 2018.

(00:06:45) Hayden’s interview with Tony Jordan from May 2015 can be found on episode 33 of the Diddly Dum Podcast (starts at 01:41:45) which can be found here.

(00:07:02) Hayden’s first Saturday morning breakfast show on Cambridge 105Radio goes out on 07 April 2018 between 7am and 8am.

(00:11:25) The XS Malarkey Comedy Club.

(00:14:42) This clip is from the beginning of the Series 5 episode of Frasier – “Desperately Seeking Closure” which can be seen here.

(00:21:50) The Who at the Hoylake convention.

(00:49:40) Cult BBC TV series from 1975 with music by electronic pioneer Paddy Kingsland, who went on to score The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Doctor Who. The critically acclaimed BBC TV series, The Changes, was first broadcast by the BBC in in 1975, accompanied by music from electronic pioneer Paddy Kingsland, who wrote and recorded the score while working at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

(00:52:00) “Space Fall: A Blake’s 7 Podcast” has recently been launched by friends of the show, David Kitchen and Richard Nolan. Every fortnight these two fans (and their guests) have a look at each episode of Blake’s 7, in order, discussing what they love about it, but also going into more depth about the stories and characters. They’l also be looking at the guests stars, and including some fun segments such as “look, it was the 1970s”, “what cool lines did Chris Boucher write for Avon this week?”, and “player of the week”!

(00:54:56) “Colour Me Kubrick: A True…ish Story” (released in the US as Color Me Kubrick) is a Franco-British comedy-drama film directed by Brian W. Cook, released in 2005. The film stars John Malkovich as Alan Conway, a man who had been impersonating director Stanley Kubrick since the early 1990s. One of the biggest scams is when Conway promises to help establish Lee Pratt (Jim Davidson) as a headliner act in Las Vegas. Pratt is a British entertainer who’s had limited success as a flamboyant dancer and stage singer. Pratt is described as a “low-rent Liberace with an Elvis gleam in his eye.” The singing clip can be found here.

(01:31:00) One of Peter Miles’s lesser-known activities was as a jazz singer and, 50+ years ago, he duetted with his friend Dusty Springfield on “Can’t We Be Friends”. This track has recently been released by a major record company. Peter can be seen at 10 mins into this video clip contributing to a South Bank Show looking at Dusty Springfield.

(01:31:58) This clip is from the sixth episode of Series 1 of Blake’s 7 – “Seek Locate Destroy”. It can be found at 00:18:40 here.

(01:39:19) This closing music is “The Manchester Rap” (1990) by The Bosnians. A slightly (but only slightly) exaggerated parody of the Manchester/Salford accent.

The Diddly Dum Podcast acknowledges the copyright of anyone we’ve pinched anything from.

 

 

DIDDLY DUM JOINS THE CAPITOL³

In an exciting/innovative/”eeeek what have we done?” venture, the Doctor Who Appreciation Society has invited the Diddly Dum Podcast to step out from behind the curtain and throw the full weight of the publicity behemoth that is our audience (both of them) behind Capitol³ – the DWAS convention in April.

His fellow podcasters dragged Doc, an inveterate wild-horses-wouldn’t-drag-me cynic about fan conventions, to Capitol 2 last year and he came away an enthusiastic convert. Our own Mark’s friends and family kept telling him after the Capitol 2 weekend that he looked as if he’d been on a week’s holiday – and somewhere tropical, not just Bognor. Allan chaired panels and the fair Erica corralled the autograph queues into order with her pack of sheepdogs. Poor Hayden was moving house that weekend and missed all the fun.

This year’s guests include Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, William Russell, Anneke Wills, Wendy Padbury, Katie Manning, Lalla Ward and many more.

We’ll be putting out a number of podcasts over Capitol³ weekend, peeping behind the scenes, chatting to the guests and hopefully bringing some of the fun to those of you who can’t get to the event (you’d better have a good excuse).

Guests include Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant, William Russell, Anneke Wills, Wendy Padbury, Katie Manning (squeeeee!), Lalla Ward and many more.

CLICK ANYWHERE IN THIS TEXT FOR A LINK TO MORE INFORMATION.

 

DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 092 – Who Unearthed Tom Baker?

Four of the Five Four Faces of Delusion have been listening this week to the audiobook of “Who on Earth is Tom Baker”, the great man’s autobiography, and have gathered to find the maximum number of tangents to shoot off at while discussing the masterpiece.

Along the way, we take a well-earned cup of tea until rain forces us indoors,we  look at boys’ comics of yesteryear, and we find out what Doc as a boy wanted to be when he grew up.

MP3 Direct Download = DDPC092 – Who Unearthed Tom Baker

 

Listen/download on iTunes

Audioboo

Stitcher.com

Find us on Facebook

We can also be found on the Doctor Who Podcast Alliance

Find Diddly Dum pics on Tumblr.

Visit our new Youtube page.

Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

 

SHOWNOTES

(00:00:00) “Who on Earth is Tom Baker?” is the autobiography of the great man, published in 1997. Tom can be found reading the audiobook here (assuming you still have a cassette player.

(00:12:52) Recently, on his journey home from work on the London Underground, Doc was diverted by the light saber umbrella clutched between the knees of the man sitting next to him. A photo can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:15:25) The purportedly final episode of the “42 to Doomsday” podcast can be found here.

(00:17:07) “Space Fall: A Blake’s 7 Podcast” has recently been launched by friends of the show, David Kitchen and Richard Nolan. Every fortnight these two fans (and their guests) have a look at each episode of Blake’s 7, in order, discussing what they love about it, but also going into more depth about the stories and characters. They’l also be looking at the guests stars, and including some fun segments such as “look, it was the 1970s”, “what cool lines did Chris Boucher write for Avon this week?”, and “player of the week”!

(00:19:01) Kevin (Jon) Davies, was the mastermind of “More Than 30 Years in the TARDIS” and jammy meeter of Douglas Adams in his youth. The whole of podcast #40 was devoted to Hayden’s interview with Kevin in 2015 and can be found here.

(00:23:18) Rafaella Carra Raffaella Maria Pelloni, better known as Raffaella Carrà, born 18 June 1943, Bologna) is an Italian singer, dancer, television presenter, and actress. In 1977, she had her only entry to the UK Singles Chart, reaching number 9, with “Do It, Do It Again”.

(00:34:24) The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939–45” by Nicholas Stargardt.

(00:38:12) Tom Baker: In Confidence (2010).

(00:39:39) Bernhard Carl “Bert” Trautmann OBE (22 October 1923 – 19 July 2013) was a German professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Manchester City from 1949 to 1964.

(00:41:18) “Boys’ Weeklies” is an essay by George Orwell in which he analyses those weekly story-paper publications for boys which were current around 1940. The essay deals primarily with the School Stories published in The Magnet and The Gem and also with the ‘Tuppenny Bloods’ published by D.C. Thomson.

(01:09:57) “Late Night Story was a TV series broadcast on BBC2. Over Christmas 1978, it starred Tom Baker reading to camera four macabre stories on the theme of childhood. These stories were “The Photograph” by Nigel Kneale, “The Emissary” by Ray Bradbury, “Nursery Tea” by Mary Danby, “The End of the Party” by Graham Greene. The fifth story, “Sredni Vashtar” by Saki (Hector Hugh Munro), was unscreened owing to a BBC strike. The full set can be found as extras on the “Key to Time” DVD box-set.

(01:14:43) Tom Baker appearance on “This is Your Life” (2000) can be found here.

(01:22:32) “The Guardians”, a dystopian political thriller, is a television drama series of 13 60-minute episodes made by London Weekend Television and broadcast in the UK on the ITV network between 10 July 1971 and 2 October 1971. The complete series DVD box-set can be bought online here or here.

(01:24:25) “An Hour With Jon Pertwee” was a BBC radio show.

(01:26:10) “Who’s Next?” is the memoir of Derrick Sherwin.

(01:29:34) As our Easter Egg closing trest, Rafaella Carra visits The Whoseum to sing “Do It, Do It Again”.

The Diddly Dum Podcast acknowledges the copyright of anyone we’ve pinched anything from.

DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 091 – Panem et Circenses

“Imagine a world created by George Orwell, Aldous Huxley and the Marx brothers”. Yes, it’s the Diddly Dum Whoseum, put once more to its proper role as a repository for Doctor Who memorabilia. The themes of the items presented this week by the podcasters is food and board games, with a linking theme of Daleks.

 

MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC091 – Panem et Circenses

Listen/download on iTunes

Audioboo

Stitcher.com

Find us on Facebook

We can also be found on the Doctor Who Podcast Alliance

Find Diddly Dum pics on Tumblr.

Visit our new Youtube page.

THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

 

SHOWNOTES

(00:05:21) Following the success of the “The Capitol II”, the Doctor Who Appreciation Society is hosting “The Capitol 3 – a full scale, two day event that will take place at the Arora Hotel Gatwick over the weekend of the 28th & 29th April 2018.Capitol 3″ will offer a mix of guests panels, on screen presentations, autographs, photo studio, merchandise and more. Special events, as well as a plethora of guests, are planned for the weekend, with details being revealed over the coming months.

(00:02:01) The 2018 “Who at Hoylake” convention will be held at Hoylake Social Club at postcode CH47 2BR. Guests announced so far include Toby Hadoke, Michael Troughton, Philip Hinchcliffe, Marcus Gilbert and Sophie Aldred .

(00:05:03) “The Guardians”, a dystopian political thriller, is a television drama series of 13 60-minute episodes made by London Weekend Television and broadcast in the UK on the ITV network between 10 July 1971 and 2 October 1971. The complete series DVD box-set can be bought online here or here.

(00:08:34) “EBC1″ – a.k.a “Emu’s Broadcasting Company” (1975–1980) was a children’s television series featuring Rod Hull and Emu running their own television station, which parodied many BBC series of the time. Supporting Rod Hull and his emu puppet were Billy Dainty who played a James Bond pastiche called Captain Perceval and Barbara New who played the tea lady. For those of a certain generation, this show was memorable for its Doctor Who parody, “Doctor Emu”.

(00:17:49) “Robert Homes: A Life in Words” by Richard Molesworth.

(00:18:58) “Space Spinner 2000” is a podcast where two friends from the US try to make sense of the UK’s 2000AD, the Galaxy’s Greatest comic, one month of issues at a time!

(00:21:08) “Invasion” was a series created by Pat Mills and mostly written by Gerry Finley-Day that appeared in the first 51 editions of the weekly comic 2000 AD.

(00:21:50) The Heavy Metal Kids (in 2000ad comic) were gigantic construction robots used for heavy demolition.

(00:24:30) “Crackerjack!” was a British children’s television series that aired on the BBC 1955 until 1984 (except during 1971). “Double or Drop” was a quiz game in the show where each of three contestants was given a prize to hold for each question answered correctly, but given a cabbage if they were incorrect. They were out of the game if they dropped any of the items awarded or received a third cabbage. While the winner took his or her pick from a basket of toys, every runner-up won a much-envied marbled propelling pencil as a prize, which became so popular that in 1961 Queen Elizabeth was presented with Crackerjack! pencils for Anne and Charles. In March 1975, the show included a Doctor Who based sketch, “Hallo, My Dalek”.

(00:25:15) “War of the Daleks” was a board game released by Denys Fisher in 1975. Photos can be found on our Tumblr page here. The TV advert from the time for the game can be seen here.

(00:25:28) “Spirograph” is a geometric drawing toy that produces mathematical roulette curves of the variety technically known as hypotrochoids and epitrochoids. It was developed by British engineer Denys Fisher and first sold in 1965.

(00:28:10) “Frustration” board game and “Headache” board game were very similar.

(00:29:40) The free transfers which came with Issue One of Doctor Who Weekly in 1979.

(00:32:26) “Panzer Pranks” board game.

(00:33:21) “Call of Cthulu” is a horror fiction role-playing game based on H. P. Lovecraft’s story of the same name and the associated Cthulhu Mythos. The game, often abbreviated as CoC, is published by Chaosium; it was first released in 1981 and is currently in its seventh edition, with many different versions released. It makes use of Chaosium’s Basic Role-Playing (BRP) system, with special rules for Sanity.

(00:34:46) “Paranoia” is a dystopian science-fiction tabletop role-playing game originally designed and written by Greg Costikyan, Dan Gelber, and Eric Goldberg, and first published in 1984 by West End Games.

(00:36:22) “Doctor Who: The Game of Time and Space” was released in 1980. See photos on our Tumblr page here.

(00:48:41) Danbury Mint issued a Doctor Who themed chess set in 1994. Photos can be found on our Tumblr page here. The pieces can be found listed here.

(00:56:26) In 1965, Louis Marx issued the “Dr Who the Mysterious Daleks” with “Amazing Robot Action” (later known as bump and go) daleks which came in black or silver/grey both with two gold bands. These very successful battery-operated daleks altered direction when they bumped into something and were re-released in several versions. Photos can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:59:21) A photo of the Click-and-Catch toy can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(01:03:00) The coin-operated Dalek ride was manufactured by Edwin Hall & Co between 1964 and 1967 and distributed by Edward Saville Amusements. A photo can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(01:04:34) In 1975, Wall’s launched the Dalek Death Ray ice lolly. Photos can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(01:13:40) Dr Who’s Space Adventure Book was a 1967 magazine published as a part of the Doctor Who/Dalek licensing agreement enjoyed by Wall’s Ice Cream. Photos can be found on our Tumblr page here and here and here and here and here. The TV commercial can be seen here.

(01:16:30) Dr Who and the Daleks sweet cigarettes were 1964 tie-in food products manufactured by Cadet Sweets. Photos can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(01:21:00) Nestlé’s Doctor Who milk chocolate was a licensed product from the 1970s. At least two series of milk chocolate bars were produced by Nestlé. One was issued in 1971, coinciding with the broadcast of season 8. Photos can be found on our Tumble page here.

(01:25:35) Doctor Who baked beans were offered by Crosse & Blackwell in 1977. Photos can be found on our Tumblr page here.

The Diddly Dum Podcast acknowledges the copyright of anyone we’ve pinched anything from.

 

 

 

DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 090 – What Becomes of the Broken Hartnells?

It’s the podcast’s 4th birthday and the Five Faces of Delusion are reviewing “Twice Upon a Time”. Along the way, we find a connection between “Box of Delights” and early breathalyser tests, we howl for The North, and we look at the pros and cons of having superfans as showrunners and writers.

 

MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC090 – What Becomes of the Broken Hartnells

 

Listen/download on iTunes

Audioboo

Stitcher.com

Find us on Facebook

We can also be found on the Doctor Who Podcast Alliance

Find Diddly Dum pics on Tumblr.

Visit our new Youtube page.

THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

 

SHOWNOTES
(00:05:21) ECANOTMA is short for “Everything’s Connected And None Of This Means Anything”, a book written by former Diddly Dum host Al No.

(00:06:07) A picture of the UNIT badge Mark gave Polly for Christmas can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:06:49) A picture of Hayden’s TARDIS cabinet can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:13:58) Tony Slattery is an English actor and comedian.

(00:18:36) “The Night Walkers” was a story published in TV Comic featuring the Second Doctor. It is considered to be the conclusion of Season 6B. Published in three parts from 8-22 November 1969, it is the last TV Comic story to feature the Second Doctor and the very last adventure of this incarnation, loosely serving as a direct prequel to Spearhead from Space. It is also the only story to feature and properly show the Second Doctor’s regeneration, given that his last regular TV appearance didn’t show him regenerating, and also uniquely the only time the Doctor has regenerated in a comic story as opposed to an onscreen episode.

(00:58:54) The larger British supermarket chains and department store chains have become famous in recent years for spending millions on arty TV commercials over Christmas. In 2014, Sainsbury’s supermarket gave us one based on the 1914 Christmas truce.

(01:00:25) This clip comes from the final episode of “Blackadder Goes Forth”.

(01:27:52) Hayden’s book “A Child Out Of Time” continues to do well.

(01:47:56) This clip of Jim Broadbent and Victoria Wood comes from her TV play “Staying In”.

The Diddly Dum Podcast acknowledges the copyright of anyone we’ve pinched anything from.

 

DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 089 – Galen’s Alive!

Find out how being stuck in a snow drift without petrol in the Whoseum’s antique Rolls Royce still didn’t frustrate our marking Diddly Dum’s fourth Christmas with our traditional gameshow.

 

MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC089 – Galens Alive

 

Listen/download on iTunes

Audioboo

Stitcher.com

Find us on Facebook

We can also be found on the Doctor Who Podcast Alliance

Find Diddly Dum pics on Tumblr.

Visit our new Youtube page.

THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

 

SHOWNOTES

(00:05:00) The 2018 “Who at Hoylake” convention will be held at Hoylake Social Club at postcode CH47 2BR. Guests announced so far include Toby Hadoke, Michael Troughton and Philip Hinchcliffe.

(00:08:34) On 9 Dec 2017 on BBC2, the BBC broadcast “John Noakes: TV Hero” as a tribute to the late icon of so many British childhoods.

(00:08:50) “Blue Peter at 50” narrated by Tom Baker and originally broadcast by the BBC on 11 Oct 2008.

(00:09:25) “Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes” is a film designed solely for live screenings and is made up almost entirely of never before seen footage edited together from hundreds of hours of unseen material from director Michael Cumming’s personal archive.

(00:11:07) English musician Neil Innes sued the band Oasis claiming their song “Whatever” borrowed portions of his song “How Sweet to Be an Idiot”. Innes and Oasis settled a plagiarism lawsuit and Innes received songwriting credit.

(00:13:10) Keith Chegwin (17 January 1957 – 11 December 2017) was an English television presenter and actor, appearing in several children’s entertainment shows in the 1970s and 1980s, including “Multi-Coloured Swap Shop” and “Cheggers Plays Pop”.

(00:17:24) Mark received a Fourth Doctor Funko Pop from his Secret Santa, a photo of which can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:17:59) Doc received from his Secret Santa the DVD box-set of the BBC’s late-1980s “Chronicles of Narnia” adaptation, a photo of which can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:19:54) Hayden received from his Secret Santa a mug displaying Sid Barrett’s Fender Esquire, a photo of which can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:21:45) Allan received from his Secret Santa the Podcaster Options boxed play set of the “Allan & Erica Return From Cardiff” story, a photo of which can be found on our Tumblr page here. This refers to March 2017 when Allan and his missus Erica visited the Doctor Who set in Cardiff at Matt Lucas’s. As they prepared to return home, they spied a golden Ice Warrior prop (from “Empress of Mars”) in a skip. Only the lack of a roof-rack prevented them from taking it back to The Wirral with them. The whole story can be heard on our podcast #73 here (around 4 mins in).

(00:24:34) “The Box of Delights” is a BBC Television adaptation of John Masefield’s children’s fantasy novel starring Patrick Troughton and Robert Stephens. It was broadcast on BBC One between 21 November and 24 December 1984.

(00:25:30) Judge for yourselves whether Doc is right in thinking that Glyn Baker (the actor who played Herne the Hunter in “The Box of Delights”) bears a resemblance to Doctor Who Visual Effects Designer Mat Irvine.

(00:30:20) Mark received as an extra pressie from his fellow podcasters a Galen Doll from the “Planet of the Apes” TV series. This was to replace the one he accidentally destroyed during over-enthusiastic boyhood play. A photo of it can be found here.

(00:37:00) “Play Your Kaleds Right” is, of course, based on “Play Your Cards Right”, a British TV game show broadcast on ITV from 1980 to 1987 and hosted by Bruce Forsyth.

(01:07:12) The longest standing tradition of the Diddly Dum Podcast is our Christmas Blockbusters Gold Run – a quiz on the previous year’s podcast in the style of TV’s “Blockbusters”. The game board for this year’s Gold Run can be found on our Tumblr page here. Also see below these Show Notes.

(01:13:30) Our tribute to The War Bungle can be found on our Youtube page here.

The Diddly Dum Podcast acknowledges the copyright of anyone we’ve pinched anything from.