DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 057 – Pink Floyd and Doodlebugs

Armour picsThis week, we have only three Faces of Delusion as, in Matt’s absence, Doc and Hayden attempt a two-hander podcast.

We start with Hayden reminiscing about his weekend at “The Capitol” – the Doctor Who Appreciation Society’s 40th anniversary event. If you’ve ever felt envious of his seeming ability to fall on his feet in any fan situation, then you’ve not heard anything yet as his jamminess soars to new heights.

Then, inspired by last time’s discussion of the “Genesis of the Daleks” LP, we try out the audio-only soundtracks of three Doctor Who stories which we’ve previously only ever watched. Would they work as LPs?

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SHOWNOTES

(00:11:47) Star of sit-com “Hi-De-Hi”, Paul Shane has also had his singing moments.

(00:12:38) Photos of the Doctor Who Weekly back issues bought by Hayden can be found at our Tumblr page here.

(00:15:10) A photo of Time Lord costume clad Hayden meeting Daphne Ashbrook can be found at our Tumblr page here.

(00:18:50) Spike Milligan’s policeman in church sketch.

(00:19:22) A photo of Time Lord costume clad Hayden meeting Katie Manning can be found at our Tumblr page here.

(00:22:20) Hayden met Deborah Watling at “The Capitol” but not for the first time. He first met her in 1999 at the Super Galactic Mega-Con at Clacton-on-Sea.

(00:28:40) Photos of Daphne Ashbrook, Fraser Hines and Yee Jee Tso alongside Hayden modelling a Time Lord uniform for Rob Allsopp can be found on our Tumblr page.

(00:30:00) The video for “Word Up” by Cameo.

(00:30:40) The armour of Henry VIII in The Royal Armouries.

(00:34:00) “The Amazing World of Doctor Who” was a 1976 promotional book offered by Typhoo Tea. Its stories were mostly reprints, but it did contain two original Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith short stories.

(00:45:10) Patrick Troughton’s biography.

(01:17:53) Charlie Brooker’s review of Series 2 (2006) of Doctor Who.

(01:22:45) “The Oath of the Horatii” is a painting by the French artist Jacques-Louis David painted in 1784 and now on display in the Louvre in Paris. It depicts a scene from a Roman legend.

(01:23:45) Doc’s recent visit to the Small Films exhibition at the V&A Museum of Childhood revealed the original sketch for the cavern at the bottom of the drilling shaft in “The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit”. See our Tumblr page here.

(01:52:35) Hayden is deep into his plans for “Podcasters Royale”, a new occasional podcast (to be hosted on the Diddly Dum feed) reviewing every James Bond movie. The new podcast’s Facebook page is here, its Twitter account is here, Hayden can be emailed on the podcast here.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 056 – Death Comes Before Doom

DEATH COMES BEFORE DOOMMatt was unable to attend The Whoseum for this week’s podcast but we had an able chap to make up the threesome in the person of Phil Cannon from the Who’s He? Podcast.

If you want to make sense of the meaning of the TARGET cover above, you’ll have to listen to the podcast where the new exhibits being presented to the Diddly Dum Whoseum include Airfix Doctor Who model kits, Hayden’s Palitoy Cyberman and the “Genesis of the Daleks” LP.

Along the way, we cover the reveal of new companion Pearl Mackie, Doc meets his childhood heroes (Bagpuss, Professor Yaffle and Major Clanger), we launch Feistywatch and reveal the link between 2000AD and Toy Story 1.

Hayden organised a St George’s Day football match for Cancer Research UK recently. Any donations would be gratefully received.

 

 

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Direct MP3 Download Link = DDPC056 – Death Before Doom

 

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SHOWNOTES

(00:01:30) This week’s special guest at the Diddly Dum Whoseum is Phil Cannon of the Who’s He? Podcast.

(00:02:05) Phil is, of course, already canonical in the Diddly Dum universe as he chatted to Hayden during “Podcasters Assemble 2” on Diddly Dum Podcast 51.

(00:07:30) “Uncle” is a rich philanthropic elephant who lives in a huge fantastical castle populated by many other eccentric animals and people. He appears in a series of children’s novels first written in 1964 by J. P. Martin and illustrated by Quentin Blake.

(00:08:10) Hayden organised a St George’s Day football match for Cancer Research UK recently. Any donations would be gratefully received. Hayden’s the one in yellow, ladies.

(00:11:24) On 24 April 2016, Diddly Dumber Matt interviewed Bob Baker at the Fab Cafe in Manchester.

(00:16:37) Doc recently visited the Small Films exhibition at the V&A Museum of Childhood where he oohed and aahed over memories of Bagpuss, The Clangers, Ivor the Engine and Noggin the Nog.

(00:19:35) “Captain Kremmen” was a science fiction radio serial set in the early 21st Century. It was written and performed for Capital Radio by the DJ Kenny Everett and featured the eponymous vain and dimwitted spaceship captain. The LP which Doc converted into an MP3 was “”The Greatest Adventure Yet From Captain Kremmen” (1980).

(00:20:20) “The Adventures of Sir Prancelot” was a children’s animated television programme which followed the adventures of Sir Prancelot, an eccentric inventor-knight. It was first transmitted on BBC 1 on Thursday, 13 January 1972. The LP which Doc converted into an MP3 was “”The Adventures of Sir Prancelot” (1972).

(00:23:20) Visit our Youtube page to see The War Bungle in all his horrific glory.

(00:42:18) Choppers, the last of the chimps who were used to advertise PG Tips tea bags has sadly died.

(00:44:40) Phil has presented for exhibition in The Whoseum two Airfix Doctor Who model kits, “Welcome Aboard” and “Dalek Encounter”.

(01:01:54) This was the HO-OO scale “Jungle Outpost” set which Doc remembers.

(01:02:00) This was the HO-OO scale “Roman Fort” set which Doc remembers.

(01:06:45) The casing of The Golden Emperor Dalek from TV Century 21 comic strip “The Daleks” was presented for exhibition in The Whoseum by Doc in podcast #26.

(01:08:55) Gareth Kavanagh visited The Whoseum in Diddly Dum Podcast #32.

(01:13:15) Hayden has presented for exhibition in The Whoseum his Palitoy Cyberman.

(01:21:40) This was the HO-OO scale “Gun Emplacement” set which Doc remembers.

(01:32:45) The Trojan Warriors box set from the Britain’s Herald range of toy soldiers.

(01:34:00) “Meltdown Man” was a comic strip created by writer Alan Hebden and artist Massimo Belardinelli which ran in 2000 AD from prog 178 to prog 227 (50 episodes in total) in 1980. It told the tale of Nick Stone, a former S.A.S. officer apparently blasted into a possible future by a nuclear explosion. In this future, in a neat reversal of the classic Planet of the Apes scenario, sadistic humans oppress downtrodden genetically-altered animals (called ‘Yujees’) whom they keep as slaves.

(01:35:35) Doc has presented for exhibition in The Whoseum the “Genesis of the Daleks” soundtrack LP (1978).

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FEISTYWATCH BEGINS HERE

Today’s unveiling of a new female companion for the Doctor also marks the launch of Feistywatch.

Those of you familiar with Doc’s blog may recall his shocking exposé in pre-Diddly Dum days of how the BBC is incapable of letting a female companion go by without heralding her at some point as “feisty”.

Doc’s original searing exposé stopped at Amy but here are just a few examples of Clara getting the “feisty” treatment, all either from the BBC or put into Jenna Coleman’s mouth by the BBC:

Coleman said her character was “mysterious” and “very down to earth, but feisty and curious too”. (The Sun)

Jenna-Louise Coleman has described her character Clara as “feisty”, marking her down as “a mysterious one” (Daily  Mail)

Jenna-Louise Coleman has said that she plans to bring a ‘feisty’ edge to her role as Doctor Who’s new companion Clara. (www.whatsontv.co.uk)
Clara will be missed by the Doctor, by Rigsy, maybe even by Ashildr and certainly by the many whose lives she touched. But Clara Oswald, the funny, feisty, heroic and human Impossible Girl, will be missed most keenly by us. (www.bbc.co.uk)

The first person who brings us an example of new companion, Bill, being described as “feisty” by any arm of the BBC or by Pearl Mackie herself will win a Golden Ticket.

 

DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 055 – Three Cameos for the Price of One

WavingThe Four Faces of Delusion present new exhibits for display at the Diddly Dum Whoseum.

Matt chooses a collection of almost 500 issues of Doctor Who Magazine. Doc chooses First Doctor companion Steven Taylor, a.k.a. Peter Purves. Hayden chooses a very special day in November 2013.

Along the way, we trace the path from Bergerac to Midsomer Murders, Hayden reminisces about the day he sat for half an hour with Peter Purves discussing Spurs left-backs, Matt reveals a startling hobby, Doc croons a tune as the Controller from “Day of the Daleks” and Hayden reveals his not one but two cameo appearances in “The Five (ish) Doctors Rebooted”.

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SHOWNOTES

(00:01:30) “Bergerac” is a BBC TV show set in Jersey and starring John Nettles as the title character Detective Sergeant Jim Bergerac, a detective in Le Bureau des Étrangers, part of the States of Jersey Police. “Midsomer Murders” is a British TV  detective drama that has aired on ITV since 1997 and is based on Caroline Graham’s Chief Inspector Barnaby book series.

(00:04:38) Sean Arnold of course played the role of Commander Telson in that seminal BBC Radio 4 sci-fi serial from Doc’s youth, “Earthsearch”.

(00:07:25) “Doctor Who: The Writer’s Tale” by Russell T Davies and Benjamin Cook.

(00:09:45) “Writing for Television in the 70s” by Malcolm Hulke.

(00:19:45) “From Raxacoricofallapatorius with Love” is a special one-off episode from Doctor Who spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures. It was the first Doctor Who spin-off to produce a special for Comic Relief and was broadcast on 13 March 2009 as part of Red Nose Day 2009.

(00:23:45) Launching in March 2016 from Obverse Books, The Black Archive is a series of book-length looks at single Doctor Who stories from 1963 to the present day.

(00:24:40) “Out of the Unknown” is a British television science fiction anthology drama series, produced by the BBC and broadcast on BBC2 in four series between 1965 and 1971. All surviving episodes were released on DVD by the BFI in November 2014.

(00:25:10) Annette Badland as Madame Arcati in “Blithe Spirit” by Noel Coward (Royal Exchange Theatre 9 December – 23 January). Photo – Jonathan Keenan.

(00:40:30) The Letter Lords on The Doctor Who Show podcast.

(00:41:08) The Peterloo Massacre occurred at St Peter’s Field, Manchester, England, on 16 August 1819, when cavalry charged into a crowd of 60,000–80,000 that had gathered to demand the reform of parliamentary representation. “The Peterloo Massacre” is a story from Big Finish’s 5th Doctor range.

(00:43:05) “The Auntie Matter” is a story from Big Finish’s 4th Doctor range.

(00:52:42) First Doctor companion, Steven Taylor, was played by titan of BBC Children’s TV of Doc’s generation and of Blue Peter, Peter Purves.

(00:54:05) The notorious baby elephant incident from Blue Peter in 1969.

(00:55:38) Jon Pertwee drives the Whomobile onto Blue Peter in 1974.

(01:09:50) Steven sings “The Ballad of the Last Chance Saloon” while Dodo bashes away on an upright.

(01:13:20) Blue Peter annuals – collected by Hayden from second-hand shops in the 21st century, received at Christmas by Doc in the 20th century.

(01:16:28) Blue Peter shows the results of John Noakes’s accident on the Cresta Run in the 1970s.

(01:23:56) The “after party” on 23 Nov 2013 – British TV at its best followed by British TV at its worst. Watch Steven Moffat’s reaction 2 mins 10 secs into this clip.

(01:33:58) Hayden had two cameo appearances in “The Five (ish) Doctors Rebooted”.

(01:40:50) The selection of 12 Radio Times covers for the week of the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.

(01:50:25) PLEASE HELP HAYDEN RAISE MONEY FOR CANCER RESEARCH.

(01:53:00) Alan Partridge: “Don’t be Blue, Peter”.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 054 – Conventionality Belongs to Yesterday

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Paul Winter, the Co-ordinator of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society, joins the Four Faces of Delusion to talk about conventions and whether the days of the fan convention are numbered. We cover first conventions, their increasing cost, the most bizarre rules on autographs and selfies, and buying Nick Courtney drinks.

Matt talks of the magic of meeting Peter Capaldi. Hayden regales us with tales of the day he consoled a despondent Sylvester McCoy on his shoulder and Terrance Dicks bought him a cider. Meanwhile Doc relates the day he wet himself at the Blackpool Doctor Who Exhibition.

Along the way, we pay a special Doctor Who themed tribute to the late Sylvia Anderson, Matt reports on his recent trip to Sheffield for The Valiant 2016 convention, and Hayden reports on his recent trip to Cardiff’s Doctor Who Experience to take the TARDIS Set Tour.

But foremost among this week’s experiences is a message from Peter Capaldi to the Diddly Dumbers and their faithless listeners.

 

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SHOWNOTES

(00:00:00) On 15 March 2016, we lost Sylvia Anderson, best known for her Supermarionation collaborations with her husband Gerry Anderson and for being the voice of “Thunderbirds” character, Lady Penelope. In the early 1970s, Doc attended a “Bring & Buy” sale at his school and purchased the vinyl LP of “Lady Penelope Investigates – The Stately Homes Robberies” from which the song “The Abominable Snowman” sung by Lady Penelope and Parker) is taken as a tribute.

(00:16:51) Pictures from William Russell’s 1950s screen test for Ben-Hur can be found at our Tumblr site here.

(00:19:00) Doc recently guested on Episode 52 of Rob and Mark’s “42 to Doomsday” podcast.

(00:19:25) Matt recently attended The Valiant 2016 convention in Sheffield.

(00:44:20) Peter Capaldi sends his greetings to the Diddly Dum Podcast.

(00:49:00) On 1 March 2016, we lost Tony Warren, the television screenwriter best known for creating the ITV soap opera “Coronation Street”.

(00:55:00) Hayden recently attended the TARDIS Studio Set Tour at the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff. A selection of photos from Hayden’s visit can be found in the March 2016 section of our Tumblr page here.

(01:22:40) On 24 April 2016. Matt will be hosting “An Audience with Bob Baker” at the Fab Café in Manchester.

(01:36:55) A young Hayden and his sister meet Deborah and Jack Watling at Clacton-on-Sea (1999).

(01:38:00)  Hayden consoles Sylvester McCoy after making him feel old at the “Time 4” convention (2010).

(02:50:40) The Doctor Who Appreciation Society will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this May with “The Capitol” convention.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 053 – Doc’s Comedy Hour

BBC MOTTO 4In this, the second of his occasional series of laser-guided rib-ticklers, Hayden talks to fellow member of the Four Faces of Delusion, Doc, about his tastes in comedy and illustrates these with some toothsome clips.

From The Goon Show through to Frasier via the many radio and TV byways of his life, Doc opens his soul to the faithless listener. Accordingly, you’re advised to have garlic and holy water to hand.

 

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(00:00:00) As is now traditional, we open the Comedy Hour with music redolent of Doc’s memories of the laughter of his early days. Here we have the theme from “Tiswas” (“Today Is Saturday Watch And Smile“), a Saturday morning children’s British television series which ran on the ITV network from 1974 to 1982. A regular guest on the show was, of course, Sylvester McCoy in his pre-Doctor days.

(00:05:15) “The Goon Show” is a British radio comedy programme, originally produced and broadcast by the BBC Home Service from 1951 to 1960.

(00:08:10) “The Affair of the Lone Banana” (October 1954) – Neddie tracks young Fred Nurke, who has vanished from his banana-growing family’s home.

(00:11:30) “The Jet-Propelled Guided NAAFI” (January 1956) – Grytpype and Moriarty set out to steal explosive plans for a secret new weapon.

(00:14:45) “What Time is it, Eccles?”. Originally part of “The Mysterious Punch Up the Conker” (February 1957), this is arguably the most famous Goon Show sketch of all.

(00:17:50) “Round the Horne” is a BBC Radio comedy programme that was transmitted in four series of weekly episodes from 1965 until 1968.

(00:26:57) “The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” created by Douglas Adams.

(00:30:50) “Radio Active” was a radio comedy programme, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 during the 1980s based on a fictional radio station.

(00:35:00) The Monty Python Court Scene.

(00:37:25) “The Two Ronnies” is a BBC television comedy sketch show which aired on BBC One from 1971 to 1987. It featured the double act of Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.

(00:41:10) “Crossed Lines” – a Two Ronnies sketch.

(00:45:25) “Mastermind” – a Two Ronnies sketch.

(00:50:10) “Not the Nine O Clock News” is a television comedy sketch show which was broadcast on BBC2 from 1979 to 1982 featuring Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Stephenson, Mel Smith, and Griff Rhys Jones.

(00:51:05) “Constable Savage” – a Not the Nine O Clock News sketch.

(00:54:20) Les Dawson (2 February 1931 – 10 June 1993) was an English comedian, actor, writer, and presenter.

(00:54:50) Les Dawson wishes Happy Birthday to Gladys Pickering at the Royal Variety Performance.

(00:56:30) “That Mitchell and Webb Look” is a British sketch show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb shown on BBC Two since 2006.

(00:57:25) “Are we the baddies?” – a Mitchell and Webb sketch.

(00:59:25) “QI” is a British comedy panel game television quiz show created and co-produced by John Lloyd, hosted by Stephen Fry.

(01:00:35) “Why don’t we have more women on QI?”

(01:02:20) “Would I Lie To You?” is a British comedy panel show aired on BBC One.

(01:10:00) “Would I Lie To You?” – the “manhole” quip.

(01:10:55) “Frasier” is an American sitcom that was broadcast on NBC for eleven seasons from 1993 to 2004.

(01:16:55) “Frasier – The Candidate”.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 052 – When Guides Collide

TRUMPS 5The Four Faces of Delusion hold the inaugural meeting of the Diddly Dum Book Club by reviewing the New Adventures novel “Conundrum” (1994) by Steve Lyons. We also take advantage of the linking theme to review the Second Doctor story “The Mind Robber” from 1968.

Before that, Hayden looks forward to taking the TARDIS Set Tour at Cardiff next week while Matt reminisces about the game of Tour Guide Top Trumps which ensued when the TARDIS tour guides found out what he did for a living.

Along the way, we discover why Matt’s plan to attend a convention cosplaying as DCI Jack Meadows was frustrated; Doc explains the usefulness of “The Faraway Tree” for getting children to observe their bedtime; we learn how the root cause of all Ace’s character problems is that she’s more Morrissey fan than street fighter; and we end by asking are the days of conventions numbered?

Terrance Dicks drops in briefly to settle an argument over Spiridon and Exxilon. And we challenge politically correct censorship by asking the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything – shorts and sweaters for Enid Blyton’s kids or jeans and sweatshirts?

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SHOWNOTES

(00:02:40) Next week, Hayden’s taking the TARDIS Studio Set Tour at the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff.

(00:09:00) Here’s the episode of “Father Ted” with the tour of the caves.

(00:14:04) While Hayden is in Cardiff next week, Matt will be attending The Valiant 2016 convention in Sheffield.

(00:16:15) “Conundrum” was a novel in the Virgin New Adventures range written by Steve Lyons in 1994.

(00:58:18) “The Famous Five” is a British television series based on the children’s books of the same name by Enid Blyton. It was broadcast on ITV over two series in 1978 and 1979 in 26 half-hour episodes. The character of Dick was of course played by Gary (for it was he) Russell.

(01:00:00) “The Magic Faraway Tree” is a short series of children’s books written by the prolific Enid Blyton in the 1940s.

(01:01:25) “The Wishing Chair” is a series of children’s books written by the prolific Enid Blyton between 1937 and 1950.

(01:04:10) The Second Doctor’s “The Mind Robber” was the second story serial of Season 6 and broadcast in September and October 1968.

(01:14:20) We end this week’s podcast with Dylan’s lullaby for Buxton from “Dougal and the Blue Cat” which Doc was crooning off-microphone at several points of technical difficulty during this recording to calm Hayden and Matt.

(01:31:30) The Doctor Who Appreciation Society will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this May with “The Capitol” convention.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 051 – Podcasters Assemble 2

Citadel 4Hayden brings us the second in his occasional series of “Podcasters Assemble” where he chats to a dazzling international array of fellow Doctor Who podcasters and tries to understand what makes them tick.

This week, we hear Erika (for it is she) Ensign from the “Verity!” podcast, Marc (for it is he) Atkinson from the “Progtor Who” podcast, Christian (for it is he) Cawley from “The Podkast With a K” and Phil (for it is he) Cannon from the “Who’s He?” podcast.

You may by now have noticed that we’re pushing for the formal introduction of “(for it is s/he)” as a title for Doctor Who podcasters, the Jedi Knights of fandom. On the subject of which, we close this week’s podcast with a little tribute to another knight of the airwaves.

(The international flavour of this week’s artwork comes courtesy of friend of the show, Simon (for it is he) Brett of the Blue Box Podcast.)

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SHOWNOTES

(00:00:00) Our Pandemonium themed intro has been illustrated by friend of the show Simon (for it is he) Brett of the Blue Box Podcast who can claim to be one of the four original parents of the Diddly Dum Podcast. If we are the Prince Caspian of Doctor Who podcasting, just think of the Blue Boxers as Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy. Simon’s Facebook page can be found here and his website is here. The summit of his broadcasting career of course came in 2014 when he visited The Whoseum in Diddly Dum Podcast 017 (“Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings”).

(00:02:04) Hayden’s first guest this week is Erika (for it is she) Ensign of the “Verity!” podcast.

(00:29:15) Hayden’s second guest this week is Marc (for it is he) Atkinson of the “Progtor Who” podcast and band Riversea.

(00:57:06) Hayden’s third guest this week is Christian (for it is he) Cawley of the “Podkast With a K”.

(01:21:38) Hayden’s fourth guest this week is Phil (for it is he) Cannon of the “Who’s He?” podcast.

(01:52:10) We round off this week’s podcast with a tribute to two men who have been lost to broadcasting since we recorded our last podcast. Few Doctor Who fans’ lives have not at some stage been touched by titan of the airwaves, Sir Terry Wogan. Terry encountered many stars of Doctor Who during his interviewing career and of course his years as the great helmsman of the BBC’s Children in Need. Terry interviews Colin Baker here and interviews Jon Pertwee here. “The Five Doctors” 20th anniversary special was broadcast in the UK on Children in Need night and, after the closing credits, Terry met the then current Doctor, Peter Davidson here. He met half the stars of Doctor Who during the 1985 Children in Need night here. Our musical tribute is a clip from Terry’s 1978 recording of “The Floral Dance” which reached Number 1 in the British charts. He tries to keep his face straight in this “Top of the Pops” appearance from the time. We also recently lost Ed “Stewpot” Stewart, DJ and (to Doc’s generation) presenter of “Crackerjack” (Crackerjack).

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 050 – Shepherd’s Bush 90210

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The Four Faces of Delusion pick up from last week’s podcast on the TARGET novelisations by looking at the Doctor Who books published since 1989.

Being between jobs has really lit a fire under Matt who reveals that there’s little he doesn’t know about all these book ranges. This gives a well earned rest to Doc who knows bugger all about any of them.

Along the way, we learn how books kept Hayden from a life a crime and we hear of Matt’s visit to the roof of BBC Television Centre last week and meeting the great Graeme Harper while he was at it.

And of course we discuss the news that Chris Chibnall is to replace The Great Sage as showrunner.

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SHOWNOTES

(00:00:00) This week’s podcast opens with a clip from an episode of the BBC’s “Open Air” series broadcast in the aftermath of Season 23 of Classic Doctor Who with an audience of fans grilling Pip and Jane Baker. The star of this clip is a teenaged Chris Chibnall.

(00:02:15) This week has seen the announcement that Chris Chibnall will replace Steven Moffat as Doctor Who showrunner for series 11.

(00:26:24) Robert Banks Stewart (1931 – 2016).

(00:33:10) “Love and War” is a Paul Cornell novel in The New Adventures range which was published in 1992 and later adapted as a Big Finish audio play.

(00:46:08) “Human Nature” is a Paul Cornell novel in The New Adventures range which was published in 1995.

(00:54:00) On a battleship above Earth, a violent dictator lies broken and wounded aboard his doomed vessel. As he witnesses the ship crumble and his army fall around him, only two thoughts consume his mind. To escape his fate and kill the Doctor. No, not the latest review of the Diddly Dum Podcast but “Aftermath”, the short story written a few years ago by our own Hayden which he reads here.

(01:01:20) “Bloodheat” is a Jim Mortimore novel in The New Adventures range which was published in 1993.

(01:13:24) “The Tomorrow Windows” is a BBC Books novel by Jonathan Morris published in 2004.

(01:14:00) “Transit” is a Ben Aaronovitch novel in The New Adventures range which was published in 1992.

(01:15:45) “Lungbarrow” is a Marc Platt novel in The New Adventures range which was published in 1997.

(01:16:35) “The Dying Days” is a Lance Parkin novel in The New Adventures range which was published in 1997.

(01:17:30) “The Witch Hunters” is a BBC Books novel by Steve Lyons published in 1998.

(01:19:15) Faction Paradox orginally created by Lawrence Miles.

(01:20:40) “Alien Bodies” is a BBC Books novel in the Eighth Doctor Adventures range by Lawrence Miles published in 1997.

(01:21:07) “Interference” is a 2-part BBC novel in the Eighth Doctor Adventures range by Lawrence Miles published in 1999.

(01:21:30) “The Ancestor Cell” is a BBC Books novel in the Eighth Doctor Adventures range by Peter Anghelides and Steven Cole published in 2000.

(01:29:43) “Earthworld” is a BBC novel in the Eighth Doctor Adventures range by Jacqueline Rayner published in 2001.

(01:31:51) “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” is a BBC novel in the Eighth Doctor Adventures range by Paul Magrs published in 2002.

(01:35:40) “Winner Takes All” is a BBC novel in the New Series Adventures range by Jacqueline Rayner published in 2005.

(01:36:17) “Borrowed Time” is a BBC novel in the New Series Adventures range by Naomi A Alderman published in 2011.

(01:38:40) “Only Human” is a BBC novel in the New Series Adventures range by Gareth Roberts published in 2005.

(01:43:56) “Beautiful Chaos” is a BBC novel in the New Series Adventures range by Gary Russell published in 2008.

(01:46:39) “The Silent Stars Go By” is a BBC novel in the New Series Adventures range by Dan Abnett published in 2011.

(01:46:39) “Touched by an Angel” is a BBC novel in the New Series Adventures range by Jonathan Morris published in 2011.

(01:49:45) “The Deviant Strain” is a BBC novel in the New Series Adventures range by Justin Richards published in 2005.

(01:53:00) “The Star Beast” is a comic strip which appeared in Doctor Who Weekly issues 19 – 28 in 1980.

(01:55:23) “Room 5064” is a play written by Adrian Rigelsford, produced by Friend of Diddly Gareth Kavanagh and directed by Graeme Harper of Doctor Who fame. Our own Matt was invited along to a read-through and a photo shoot at what was (and still is in our minds) the BBC Television Centre. Photos of the cast can be found here on our Tumblr page. Matt can be found here looking very constructionist. Photos courtesy of Matt Charlton, Gareth Kavanagh and friends.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 049 – Chris Achilleos Interview

achilleosWe mark the podcast’s 2nd birthday with an interview with titan of the TARGET Doctor Who books range Chris Achilleos. We build up to the interview by revisiting our memories of those novelisations and which bookshops we used to buy them from.

Along the way, Hayden reveals his first foray into crime, Doc is taken to Aladdin’s cave but not allowed to sample the treasures and Matt reveals that his grandmother went to school with Barry Letts. We even find out which TARGET book led Doc into a lifelong dislike of cockney sailor Ben Jackson.

We also celebrate Hayden finally buying a decent microphone.

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SHOWNOTES

(00:05:43) Hayden’s first ever TARGET novelisation was “The Web of Fear”.

(00:07:42) Matt’s first ever TARGET novelisation was “The Krotons”.

(00:18:45) Here are the three bookshops where our heroes bought their TARGET books. Although one of them is now closed down and another has been taken over, decide for yourself which of the podcasters had the most architecturally sophisticated childhood.

(00:25:35) The “Earthshock” front cover which shocked Hayden by contradicting the Fifth Doctor’s pacifism.

(01:02:34) To all fans of the TARGET Doctor Who novelisations, Chris Achilleos’s cover artwork will be the seminal wallpaper to their childhood. Hayden was lucky enough to meet Chris last year and interview him. All of Chris’s Doctor Who cover artwork can be found here.

(01:41:55) The “Doctor Who and The Daleks” TARGET cover.

(01:42:05) The “Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion” TARGET cover.

(01:43:52) The “Doctor Who and the Three Doctors” TARGET cover as a tribute to the iconic Fantastic Four cover.

(01:45:12) The “Doctor Who and Tenth Panet” TARGET cover.

(01:45:59) The first “Doctor Who Monster Book” was issued in 1975.

(01:46:32) “The Amazing World of Doctor Who” was a 1976 promotional book offered by Ty·phoo Tea.

(01:53:19) This week’s podcast ends with a tribute to David Bowie and Alan Rickman gleaned from The Simpsons.

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