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.
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”.
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
In the final week before Season 10 of Doctor Who begins, we take a look the various cult books which have been arriving at The Whoseum for our delectation. This leads to much wistful sighing over memories over comics from the 1970s, especially 2000AD. We also look at some promising hints about Pearl Mackie’s companion character.
Then the Diddly Dum Whoseum hosts its first ever game of Just a Minute.
Listen in to the second half of our Pat Troughton tribute as we celebrate “The Enemy of the World” and “The War Games”. But first, Allan returns from his mysterious absence last time to regale us with tales of visiting the Doctor Who set during filming in Cardiff.
Along the way, we compare the prospects of a world controlled by Tony Hancock’s idiot flatmate or a galaxy controlled by the Rentaghost landlord, and we consider Pat Troughton’s swan song as a theme for the loss our childhood.