Join the Three Who Drool as we take a look at the Seventh Doctor story “Time and the Rani”. Along the way, Hayden and Mark smuggle the Morbius brain tank into Doc’s bedroom.
Link to Media File = DDPC135 – Run Like a Lakertyan
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
(00:00:00) The whole basis behind the Morbius brain tank skit relates to a frequently related experience of Doc’s at the Blackpool Doctor Who Exhibition as a young boy and can be found described at greater length in our podcast #54 at 01:02:47.
(00:09:57) Sean Arnold earned undying glory (as far as Doc’s corcerned) for his portrayal of Commander Telson in James Follett’s seminal radio sci-fi series “Earthsearch” which was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 between January and March 1981.
(00:12:16) “The Ascent of Man” is a 13-part British documentary television series produced by the BBC and Time-Life Films first broadcast in 1973; it was written and presented by British mathematician and historian of science Jacob Bronowski. The relevant audio clip is from the episode “Knowlege and Certainty and can be see here.
(00:56:20) “Vision On” was a British children’s television programme, shown on BBC1 from 1964 to 1976 and designed specifically for children with hearing impairment. It starred among others Sylvester McCoy.
(01:32:05) “Triangle” is a BBC Television soap opera broadcast in the early 1980s, set aboard a North Sea ferry which sailed from Felixstowe to Gothenburg and Gothenburg to Amsterdam. The show ran for three series before being cancelled, but is still generally remembered as “some of the most mockable British television ever produced”. The scripts involved clichéd relationships and stilted dialogue, making the show the butt of several jokes—particularly on Terry Wogan’s morning Radio 2 programme—which caused some embarrassment to the BBC.
(01:34:32) “Script Doctor: The Inside Story of Doctor Who 1986-89” is Andrew Cartmel’s memoir of this time based on his diaries written sometimes on set and sometimes not even in the diary itself but on the back of scripts. Illustrated with 32 pages of photographs, many of them not published before, this is a vivid account of life in the Doctor Who production office in the late eighties.
The Diddly Dum Podcast acknowledges the copyright of anyone we’ve pinched anything from.