DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 168 – An Earthly Child

We take a look at the two Peter Cushing Dalek films released in the 1960s at the height of Dalekmania. Along the way, Mark meets a fellow podcaster, Mark’s sister chances to meet our listener and we binge-watch Bond at the cinema.

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(00:04:06) Remain-voting – oops sorry – Leave-supporting MP, Liz Truss, inspires the nation with a speech at the Liberal Democrat – oops sorry – Conservative Party conference.

(00:08:10) As must be widely known by now (from QI if nothing else), Peter Cushing lived in Whitstable, a seaside town not far from our Mark’s home in Kent. Landmark’s include Cushing’s View (his memorial bench) and The Peter Cushing pub.

(00:24:58) Russell T Davies’s acceptance speech for his award for “It’s a Sin”.

(01:00:40) Roy Castle with Buddy Rich and Sammy Davis Jnr on the “Parkinson” show in 1982.

(01:01:40) Roy Castle breaks the world record for the fastest tap dancing (24 taps per second) in 1973.

(01:07:25) A scan from issue 28 of TV Century 21 comic where Lady Penelope meets he cast can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(01:19:50) The Dalek spaceship also appears in “The Body Stealers” as shown on our Tumblr page here.

(01:25:00) Ray Brooks voices “Mr Benn”.

(01:28:05) TV commercial for Harp lager from the 1970s.

(01:28:37) Sugar Puffs ran another competition for the second film.

(01:30:00) The scene from “Dr Nora” (“Frasier” S06E20).

(01:31:55) Young John Streeter wins a prop Dalek in a competition.

(01:32:25) British Telecom “Hola” TV commercial with the film poster in the background.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 167 – Prometheus Rewatched

We finally come to our long-delayed retrospective of the Tenth Doctor’s era and reveal the results of your votes on your top 5 David Tennant Stories.

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(00:12:40) The Metebilis Two Preference Revealer can be found here.

(01:20:11) Charlie Brooker’s “Screenwipe” review of series 2 of Doctor Who can be seen here.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 166 – Beyond Excited

The Four Faces of Delusion chat about the latest casting announcements.

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(00:29:03) This clip is from “Something About Dr Mary”, S07E16 of “Frasier”.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 165 – Messrs. Comics

At the DWAS “The Capitol V” convention in April, we recorded an interview with those panjandrums of the comics world, Dez Skinn and Gareth Kavanagh, which we present in full here.

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(00:00:00) Dez Skinn is a British comic and magazine editor and author of a number of books on comics. As head of Marvel Comics’ operations in the UK in the late 1970s, Dez reformatted existing titles, launched new ones, and acquired the BBC license for “Doctor Who Weekly”. After leaving Marvel UK, Dez founded and edited “Warrior”, which featured key works by Alan Moore. Called by some the “British Stan Lee”, Dez is one of British comics’ most influential figures (it says here). Dez’s website can be found here.

(00:00:00) Gareth Kavanagh is of course one of the legendary (i.e. we’re not entirely convinced that he actually exists but the stories about him are legion) eminences grises behind the “Vworp Vworp” fanzine and the Cutaway Comics imprint.

“Vworp Vworp” is a fanzine celebrating Doctor Who in comic strip form, as well as Doctor Who artwork in general and the history of “Doctor Who Magazine”.

Cutaway Comics is a new British imprint of comics and graphic novels drawn from the darker recesses of a dangerous, unpredictable cutaway universe. From the creators of Vworp Vworp! Magazine, they star some of the most enigmatic characters to have graced our screens. Beginning with a four-issue limited series written by Eric Saward (Doctor Who) and featuring the mercenary Lytton (as portrayed by Gangster’s Maurice Colbourne), Cutaway Comics is also bringing you art from the UK’s hottest artists including Barry Renshaw (Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog). Cutaway Comics is inspired by the so-called ‘backup’ strips of Doctor Who Weekly, which delved deeper into the characters and cultures of the Doctor Who universe away from the Doctor. Stay tuned for some exciting and unprecedented explorations of the worlds of Doctor Who and beyond.

(00:21:00) The Seacon article in The Guardian which Dez refers to here can be seen on our Tumblr page here.

(00:38:15) Garth” was a comic strip in the British newspaper Daily Mirror that ran from 24 July 1943 – 22 March 1997. It belonged to the action-adventure genre and followed the exploits of the title character, an immensely strong hero who battled various villains throughout the world and in different eras. It was widely syndicated in English-speaking countries. 1960s Australian fast bowler Garth McKenzie was nicknamed after its hero.

(00:38:15) “George and Lynne”, the liberated couple created by writer Conrad Frost, first appeared in the British newspaper The Sun in 1976 and their adventures continued to appear until 2010.

(00:50:40) The “Guy Fawkes” pub in York can be seen on our Tumblr page here.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 164 – Attention All Shipping

We take a look back at the Easter special “Legend of the Sea Devils”.

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(00:00:00) Our opening music is, of course, “Sailing By” – the introduction to BBC Radio’s late night “Shipping Forecast”.

(00:11:24) Tickets are already on sale (by following this link) for the Doctor Who Appreciation Society’s “The Capitol Six Decades” convention in 2023 on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th April at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Crawley. Once you’ve bought your ticket, you will be emailed a booking code to use to get the negotiated reduced hotel room rate of £64 per night for the convention by phoning 01293 608608.

(00:12:09) Our clip in tribute to the Rev’s cat, Astrid, is taken from about the 00:29:30 point in our podcast #019 (“Deep into the Dalek”) which can be found here.

(00:15:22) Clayton Hickman’s PDF download of the box artwork for the 1982 Suchard Doctor Who Easter Egg can be found here.

(00:38:30) This Radio Times interview with Chis Chibnall can be found here.

(00:56:24) This Radio Times interview with Ella Road can be found here.

(01:20:18) The conveyor belt was the traditional climax to The Generation Game and starts about 6 mins into this clip.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 163 – Capitol Appreciation

We gave Tony Jordan a week to recover his voice and strength before inviting him to rejoin us to look back on The Capitol V convention.

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(00:09:35) Dez Skinn can be seen with the first volume of his new autobiography here.

(00:21:40) Natasha’s tweet showing the award she received for her husband Chris Achilleos can be seen here.

(00:28:30) The two incarnations of Huw Dennis’s Brigadier cosplay can be seen here.

(00:29:57) Our own Mark can be seen with the First Doctor and the Dalek guarding the entrance to The Space Museum exhibition here.

(00:43:25) Elsa Dicks can be seen presenting the inaugural Terrance Dicks Award For Writers to Gary Russell here.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 162 – Operating Capitol

Tony Jordan joins for our traditional podcast looking forward to the Doctor Who Appreciation Society’s “The Capitol V” convention in April.

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(00:01:08) The running joke (funny peculiar, not funny haha) about introducing DWAS illuminati in the style of Roberta Tovey dates back to the appearance on the podcast of DWAS Co-ordinator Paul (as his will so mote it be) Winter on our podcast #54 and of course refers to the single “Who’s Who” sung by Roberta Tovey and released by Polydor Records in 1965 to cash in on the popularity of the first Dalek movie.

(00:07:07) “Liftshafts of the Daleks” was one of the highlights of The Capitol IV and several video clips of it can be seen on our Youtube channel here.

(00:24:00) Tony Jordan’s interview panel with Steven Berkoff at The Capitol IV can be seen on the DWAS Youtube channel here.

(00:28:38) Our own Allan Lear’s interview panel with Jon Culshaw and the surprise arrival midway of Terrance Dicks at The Capitol IV can be seen on the DWAS Youtube channel here.

(00:34:20) Tony Jordan’s interview panel with Katie Manning and Stuart Bevan at The Capitol IV can be seen on the DWAS Youtube channel here.

(00:44:20) “Vworp Vworp! The Doctor Who Fanzine” can be found and ordered here.

(00:44:20) “Cutaway Comics” can be found and ordered here.

(01:04:36) The “I am not by nature a gregarious person” line is a Kessler quote from “Scorpion”, S02E06 of “Secret Army”.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 161 – And William Begat William

We pay tribute to Stuart Bevan and to Lynda Baron and take a look at First Doctor story “The Gunfighters” Along the way, we celebrate Mark’s 100th podcast and Hayden discovers a family connection to Doctor Who.

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(00:00:00) Information on Dorothy Rose Gribble, the latest addition to Hayden’s family, can be seen on our Tumblr page here.

(00:26:10) “Come Outside” is a British educational children’s television series that ran from 23 September 1993 to 18 March 1997, presented by and starring Lynda Baron as Auntie Mabel and her dog Pippin. It remains one of the BBC’s most successful and watched children’s programmes of all time. Lynda’s song which we play on the podcast can be seen here on Youtube.

(00:35:50) Deforrest Kelley’s main scene from “Gunfight at the OK Corral” (1957) can be seen on Youtube here.

(00:46:00) Professor Matthew Matic is a main character from the TV series “Fireball XL5” and acts as the navigator for the spaceship Fireball XL5. He has extensive experience with computers and robotics as well.

(00:47:14) Sean Pertwee’s and Trevor Laird’s rendition of the “Fireball XL5” theme song from the film “Love Honour and Obey” can be seen on Youtube here.

(01:01:00) Steven’s facial reaction to being named Steven Regret can be seen on our Tumblr page here.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 160 – Echoes of Echo

We review the Fifth Doctor story “Warriors of the Deep” and, as the Sea Devils stalk around to the beat of Adam and the Ants’ “Prince Charming”, we celebrate a landmark for representation in Doctor Who casting.

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(00:00:00) This podcast opens with the theme music from “On The Move” (see below).

(00:18:33) “This Is Going to Hurt: Secret Diaries of a Junior Doctor” is a nonfiction book by the British comedy writer Adam Kay, published in 2017. It is a collection of diary entries written by Kay during his medical training from 2004 to 2010. This has been televised as “This Is Going to Hurt”.

(00:20:28) Addenbrooke’s Hospital is an internationally renownedteaching hospital and research centre in Cambridge, with strong affiliations to the University of Cambridge.

(00:24:54) “A Fix with Sontarans” is a specially written Doctor Who segment produced for the BBC children’s programme “Jim’ll Fix It” featuring Colin Baker in character as the Sixth Doctor. It was broadcast on 23 February 1985. Later pressings of the Region 2 DVD removed the segment due to the Jimmy Savile sexual abuse scandal.

(00:29:30) Barry Cryer (23 March 1935 – 25 January 2022) was an English writer, comedian, and actor. As well as performing on stage, radio and television, Cryer wrote for many performers including Dave Allen, Stanley Baxter, Jack Benny, Rory Bremner, George Burns, Jasper Carrott, Tommy Cooper, Ronnie Corbett, Les Dawson, Dick Emery, Kenny Everett, Bruce Forsyth, David Frost, Bob Hope, Frankie Howerd, Richard Pryor, Spike Milligan, Mike Yarwood, The Two Ronnies and Morecambe and Wise. The interview with Mark Lawson can be seen here.

(00:35:25) Donald Gee (28 September 1937 – 14 January 2022) appeared in two Doctor Who television stories: as Major Ian Warne in “The Space Pirates” and Eckersley in “The Monster of Peladon“.

(00:35:55) “On the Move” is a British television series made by the BBC and first broadcast in 1975 and 1976 in 50 ten-minute episodes. On the surface a lightweight soap opera, it was in fact an educational programme aimed at adults with literacy problems, and linked to a national campaign at the time. Up to 17 million people watched the series, and it was credited with removing some of the stigma attached to illiteracy.

(00:37:10) Jeremy Irons made an early career appearance on the BBC’s “Playaway” in 1975.

(00:39:02) “Vision On” was a British children’s television programme, shown on BBC1 from 1964 to 1976 and designed specifically for children with hearing impairment. The music under Doc’s little homily at this point is “Left Bank One” by The Noveltones which was the music accompanying the “Gallery” section of “Vision On”.

(00:53:48) “Reaping and Sowing” is sung here by the character Greg Preston (played by Ian McCulloch) at about the 37:46 point in “The Corn Dolly), episode 4 of “The Survivors”, a British post-apocalyptic fiction drama television series created by Terry Nation at the BBC and broadcast from 1975 to 1977.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 159 – The Trouble With Trebles

This podcast marks Diddly Dum’s 8th birthday and we take a look at “Eve of the Daleks” after paying tribute to Chris Achilleos.

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(00:02:20) A photo of Mark’s K-9 enamel badge can be seen on our Tumblr page here.

(00:03:50) A photo of Mark’s Keys of Marinus B&M set can be seen on our Tumblr page here.

(01:16:15) This interview where Hayden visited Chris Achilleos’s home in 2016 was originally included at 01:06:50 into our podcast #049 (“Chris Achilleos”) which can be found here.

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