DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 101 – 42 to Whomsday

 

Sneaking through the “Aussie Podcasters” channel at Heathrow for their long-promised, long-delayed visit to the Whoseum this week are Rob and Mark from the “42 to Doomsday” podcast. Mark presents us with his back catalogue of “Doctor Who Bulletin” fanzines and Rob presents us with his copy of “The Doctor Who Technical Manual”.

Along the way, we compare the relative merits of Adelaide, Sydney and Perth, while mulling over Australian house prices and the role played by pink shorts in Australian democracy.

 

MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC101 – 42 to Whomsday

 

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(00:00:00) You’ll note that, in a fit of nostalgia promoted by the podcast 100 memoryfest, we’ve reverted to the original Diddly Dum Podcast theme music which opened our very first podcast. Put together by our own Al No and once described as “the Sisters of Mercy meets Delia Derbyshire”.

(00:01:18) The short story being read out by Doc here is “Roses” from DWM214, written by this week’s guest, Rob. See the shownote below at 01:08:56.

(00:01:57) Our guests this week are Rob and Mark of the “42 to Doomsday” podcast whose blog can be found here, and who can be found on Twitter here and on Facebook here.

(00:25:10) The day pink shorts helped to fight for democracy in Adelaide.

(00:41:45) Paul Cornell’s theory that the Third Doctor was an establishment figure appeared in “Doctor Who Bulletin” issue 112 in April 1993. A copy of the text of that article can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:57:12) “Doctor Who Bulletin” began life in the early 1980s as an amateur fanzine dedicated to Doctor Who.

(01:01:56) John Nathan Turner chomping on a copy of “Doctor Who Bulletin”.

(01:08:35) Embossing tape is a labeling medium usually of hard plastic. Embossing tape is used with embossing machines, often handheld. The company name and trademark “Dymo” is often associated with this sort of label.

(01:08:45) All the references to Doctor Who Magazine issue 214 (July 1994) arise from “Roses”, a short story which Rob had published on page 34 as part of DWM’s “Brief Encounters” series. A scan of the page can be found on our Tumblr page here. At this week’s podcast opens, Doc can be found reading out the start of this story this week just before Rob and Mark ring the doorbell.

(01:09:07) A scan of the “DWB Interview File” advertisement from DWM214 be found on our Tumblr page here.

(01:16:46) Travers & Wells”, written by Rob, was the third novel in the Lethbridge-Stewart line of hardcover novellas, released by Candy Jar Books in 2017.

(01:19:04) A scan of the “Fanzine Trap” feature from DWM214 can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(01:24:57) The Doctor Who Technical Manual” was a Doctor Who reference book published by in 1983 and written by Mark Harris. Scans of a few pages can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(01:29:52) The Doctor Who Pattern Book was an activity book published by W.H. Allen in 1987 and written by Mark Harris. The pictures used on Rob and Mark’s blog can be found here.

(01:31:08) “Doctor Who and the Daleks Omnibus”, edited by Daleks creator Terry Nation, was a British omnibus book published in 1976, especially for Marks and Spencer. It featured a collection of articles and photographs related to the Daleks as they had appeared in Doctor Who, as well as abridged and illustrated reprints of the novelisations of “Doctor Who and the Planet of the Daleks” and “Doctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks” by Terrance Dicks. The anatomy of a Dalek cutaway can be seen on our Tumblr page here.

(01:34:04) Build the TARDIS” was an activity book published by Target Books and W. H. Allen.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 100b – From Bagpuss to Algernon (part two)

Here’s part two of our celebratory 100th podcast, looking back on clips from the past 99 episodes.

 

MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC100 – From Bagpuss to Algernon – part two

 

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SHOWNOTES

We’ve also put together a movie collection of all the various artwork which had accompanied our last 99 podcasts which can be found on our Youtube channel here.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 100a – From Bagpuss to Algernon (part one)

At long last, here’s our 100th podcast. Quite a landmark for us so we’ve chosen to make it a nostalgic one, looking back over our last nearly five years. We’ve put together a montage of clips of our least worst bits and we’ve been very self-indulgent. Which makes it a rather long podcast, even for us. That’s why we’ve split it into 2 halves – Episode 100a and Episode 100b – which you can download separately rather than trying to cope with one whacking great audio file.

 

MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC100a – From Bagpuss to Algernon – part one

 

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We’ve also put together a movie collection of all the various artwork which had accompanied our last 99 podcasts which can be found on our Youtube channel here.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 099 – Hollyoaks at Top Shop

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In the penultimate podcast before our 100th celebrations, Mark tells all about the Who at Hoylake convention where he stalked Matthew Waterhouse and was hailed by Richard Franklin as a campaigner against the ivory trade, Jurgen Klinsmann awakes from centuries of deep sleep (in the Tottenham attack) and, as we take a look at “The Ark in Space”, we hear how the life cycle of the wasp traumatised Mark as a boy.

 

MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC099 – Hollyoaks at Top Shop

 

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SHOWNOTES

(00:00:40) Lest anyone think that Mark’s desire for a “ninety-nine” was in some way obscene, a 99 Flake can refer to an ice cream cone with a Cadbury Flake inserted in it.

(00:02:31) “The Peter Cushing” is a pub in Whitstable, Kent.

(00:03:51) This music clip is from “Summer in the City” by The Lovin’ Spoonful from 1966.

(00:04:52) “The Vault” is a book by Marcus Hearn.

(00:06:05) The radio script for an episode of a proposed Doctor Who radio series, to be made in the late sixties, and starring Peter Cushing as the Doctor, was to be called “Journey into Time” and was written by Malcolm Hulke .The article Mark refers to can be found in Issue 3 of the production research magazine “Nothing at the End of the Lane” which is sold out now but can be bought and downloaded as a PDF for a mere £2 at this link. The article Hayden refers to can be found here at the Doctor Who News site.

(00:08:45) Peter Firmin was the designer who co-created with Oliver Postgate the children’s TV shows Ivor the Engine, Bagpuss, The Clangers and others.

(00:09:50) This clip is from “The Dragon”, episode 5 of “Ivor the Engine”.

(00:11:50) “Players” is a BBC Books original novel written by Terrance Dicks and featuring the Sixth Doctor and Peri.

(00:18:26) The Stewart Lee joke is from his “Content Provider” show.

(00:23:40) Mark attended the “Who at Hoylake” convention.

(00:31:14) A photo of Mark in his VETOED t-shirt can be found on our Tumblr page here. A link to the BOSS t-shirt can be found here.

(00:32:00) Photos of Mark’s mulitply-signed convention programme can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:34:17) Richard Franklin played corrupt businessman Denis Rigg in the TV soap “Emmerdale Farm” (now “Emmerdale”) from 1988 to 1989. His character was crushed to death by a cow as a horrified Joe Sugden (Frazer Hines) looked on, as discussed in Diddly Dum Podcast #70 (“Surfeit of Beef”). The death scene photo which we never asked Richard Franklin to sign in the end can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:38:40) The photo of Matthew Waterhouse using a Viewmaster can be found on our Tumblr page here.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 098 – The Return of The War Bungle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this podcast, the Diddly Dumbers present some more exhibits to The Whoseum. Mark presents a gun prop which is a crossover between Doctor Who and The Tomorrow People, Hayden presents a book on the TARGET novelisations, Allan presents his wedding cake and Doc present the “I Claudius” DVD box-set. Along the way, Mark meets John Leeson (in a rare incarnation) by the seaside.

 

MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC098 – The Return of The War Bungle

 

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SHOWNOTES

(00:01:26) In June, our own Mark attended his third consecutive “Sci-Fi By The Sea” convention. A few of his photos can be found on our Tumble page here and here.

(00:05:41) Samantha Womack (née Janus) starred in “Game On”, a British sitcom which ran for three series on BBC2 from 1995 to 1998.

(00:07:59) John Leeson (born 1943) is of course a British actor who is known for playing the original Bungle in iconic children’s TV show “Rainbow” and for voicing K-9 in “Doctor Who”.

(00:10:07) It was on Diddly Dum Podcast episode 42 (Apprentice 2 A Pilot) that our former co-host Matt Charlton revealed that, so patently horrific was the first incarnation of Bungle from “Rainbow” and so apt to become a repressed memory, that he and his friends referred to him as The War Bungle. The clip occurs about 1 hour 28 mins into the podcast which can be found here.

(00:13:00) John Leeson’s signed photo for us as “The War Bungle” can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:16:55) Doctor Who Figurines – Eaglemoss Collections.

(00:19:00) Photos of Hayden’s signed book in Waterstones can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:20:25)  Hayden’s new book “Captain Random vs The Sandman” is now published and photos can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:25:39) Allan and Mark appear on Miles Northcott’s “Doctor Who’s Line is it Anyway?” podcast, episode 73 “The Vegetation” which can be found here.

(00:43:45) “Hit and Run”, Episode 5 of Season 2 of “The Sweeney”, featuring Patrick Troughton can be viewed here. The “slag” scene occurs about 4 mins into the video.

(00:44:32) The trailer for “The Scars of Dracula”, featuring Patrick Troughton, can be viewed here.

(00:45:33) It was on Diddly Dum Podcast episode 71 (Dead Links) that Mark immortalised the use of the Dalekmania TARDIS prop in The Avengers episode “Target”. The section begins about 48 mins into the podcast which can be found here. The clip of the prop being blown up can be seen on our Youtube channel here.

(00:47:15) “The Tomorrow People” is a British children’s science fiction television series produced by Thames Television for the ITV Network, the series first ran from 1973 to 1979. A remake appeared in 1992. All incarnations of the show concerned the emergence of the next stage of human evolution (Homo novis) known colloquially as Tomorrow People. Born to human parents, an apparently normal child might at some point between childhood and late adolescence experience a process called ‘breaking out’ and develop special paranormal abilities. These abilities include psionic powers such as telepathy, telekinesis, and teleportation. However, their psychological make-up prevents them from intentionally killing others. The opening title sequence can be seen here.

(00:51:00) “A Man For Emily” is the third episode of season three of the original series of “The Tomorrow People”. Peter Davison in all his semi-naked glory can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:51:11) Photos of the gun prop being presented by Mark this week can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:56:09) “The TARGET Book” by David J Howe.

(01:07:28) Photos of Allan and Erica’s wedding cake can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(01:12:00) “I, Claudius” is a 1976 BBC Television adaptation of Robert Graves’ I, Claudius and Claudius the God. Written by Jack Pulman, it starred Derek Jacobi as Claudius. The series covers the history of the early Roman Empire, told from the perspective of the elderly Emperor Claudius who narrates the series.

(    ) “The Lion in Winter” is a 1968 historical period drama film based on the Broadway play by James Goldman. It was directed by Anthony Harvey, written by James Goldman, and produced by Joseph E. Levine, Jane C. Nusbaum and Martin Poll from Goldman’s adaptation of his own play, The Lion in Winter. The film stars Peter O’Toole, Katharine Hepburn, John Castle, Anthony Hopkins (in his film debut in a major role), Jane Merrow and, in early appearances, Timothy Dalton (in his film debut) and Nigel Terry. The film was a commercial success (the 12th highest-grossing film of 1968) and won three Academy Awards, including one for Hepburn as Best Actress (tied with Barbra Streisand). There was a television remake in 2003.

(01:37:17) The closing music is Eleanor’s arrival at Chinon from “The Lion in Winter”.

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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

 

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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.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 096 – Physically Ruined, Spiritually Enriched

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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

 

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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.