DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 064 – Fury From The Deep Pan

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This week, The Four Faces of Delusion become Six as we welcome two new hosts to the Diddly Dum Podcast – friends of the show (now merely “of the show”) Mark John and Allan Lear. By way of introducing them and their backgrounds, we look at how each of us got involved in Doctor Who fandom.

Along the way, Allan covers holograms on the Liverpool waterfront, Mark tells how he once nearly ruined a theatre performance by Jan Chappell (Cally from Blake’s 7), Hayden recalls his seminal “Gallifrey Galaxy Globetrotters” work for Celestial Toyroom and Doc asks why, if monkeys are so smart, they’ve never produced anything like Northern Soul.

 

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PODCASTERS ROYALE 04 – LICENCE TO KILL

logoThis time, Hayden is joined by film director Simon Dymond and collector John Galantini as they delve into shark infested waters, play conkers with gas tankers and comment on a mild case of pink eye for a youthful Benicio Del Toro. Oh, and in the middle of that, they also dive into “Licence to Kill”, Timothy Dalton’s second outing as 007, which redefined the word “gritty” for the children of the late 1980s. Bond does Miami Vice? Or a prelude to the realism of the Daniel Craig er

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 063 – Missing Episodes

bfi-nerdsWe’re joined this week by Mark John to talk about the whole subject of the Missing Episodes, triggered by the mysterious animated clip from “Power of the Daleks”.

Along the way, Hayden gives tips on haggling for annuals, we discover Pamela Nash’s real name, Mark relates how he trained himself to hold his pen like Mavic Chen and the scales finally fall from Doc’s eyes about the true nature of The Restoration Team.

In preparation for any discussion which might touch on the Troughton era, the Whoseum bar has been well stocked with Bloody Victorias – cherry brandy, tomato juice and sticks of celery.

 

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SHOWNOTES

(00:13:00) Thunderbirds/Lady Penelope Investigates animated audio adventures.

(01:15:42) The Ugsome Thing from The Tales of Shellover.

(02:13:45) Competition to win the Doctor Who Annual 1984.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 062 – Escritoires and Commodes

oompa6Our guest at The Whoseum this week is Allan Lear, one of the eminences grises of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society. Allan brings along a stolen library hardback copy of The Deadly Assassin, a newspaper clipping of Mrs Lear with a Dalek and a collection of haemovore nail clippings.

Along the way, we encounter “the worst first draft of a Lewis Carroll novel ever”, we debate the ideal size of bathroom towelling (from face flannel to bathsheet) to be clutching when opening a hotel door to unexpectedly find Dominic Glynn on the threshold, we discuss the colour of the Second Doctor’s eyes, we hail the histrionic apotheosis of Nicholas Parsons and we eviscerate the Ontological Argument.

 

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SHOWNOTES

Our guest this week is Allan Lear, one of the eminences grises of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society. His Facebook page can be found here.

(00:06:06) Who at the Hilbre.

(00:48:15) Hayden obtaining Debbie Watling’s absolution at Clacton-on-Sea 1999.

(01:15:39) Allan’s wife Erica appears on the front page of Wirral News East in 2014 with a Dalek.

(01:33:06) For anyone mystified by his views on the Sylvester McCoy era, Allan feels he may have expressed it better in this extract he wrote for Celestial Toyroom.

(02:11:35) The Bertrand Russell in a taxi anecdote is related by Kenneth Williams and is an extract from “An Audience With Kenneth Williams”.

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PODCASTERS ROYALE 03 – ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE

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This episode, Hayden is joined by podcasters Steven Schapansky and J R Southall as they discuss arguably one of the most divisive entries in the 007 f*****ise – 1969’s “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”. Hear the guys on George Lazenby, Kojak on skis, the many faces of Campbell, the blondest man in the film and JR telling off Hayden for using a modern term for the word ‘womaniser.’ They are even abruptly pod-bombed by a Bond girl…

(Music used: Sondre Lerche – Like Lazenby. John Barry – We Have All the Time in the World and theme from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service)

 

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 061 – Three Marks Out Of Four

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We’re joined in the marble halls of The Whoseum this week by Marc (for it is he) Atkinson of the Progtor Who Podcast.

Marc arrived driving a forklift as it was the only way he could transport his item for exhibition and discussion – the “Doctor Who: The Vault” book from the 50th anniversary.

We also look at Ed Stradling’s trilogy of musical blockbusters, “The Doctor Who Years” tapes.

Along the way, Hayden and Marc chat about music while the Whoseum computer translates for a confused and unmusical Doc. We remember the taste of Dalek Death Ray ice lollies from the 1970s. And Hayden relates yet another jammy anecdote from his life.

 

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SHOWNOTES

Our guest this week is Marc Atkinson of the Progtor Who podcast. Mark first joined Hayden on Diddly Dum episode 051 “Podcasters Assemble 2”. Marc’s Twitter account can be found here and the Progtor Who Twitter account can be found here. Marc’s band is Riversea.

(00:37:40) “Doctor Who: The Vault” by Marcus Hearn was released for Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary.

(00:43:55) Our co-host (when he turns up), Matt recently interviewed Louise Jameson (Leela) at the Fab Café in Manchester. Footage of his interview can be found on Youtube here (part 1) and here (part 2) and includes in the background at one point the TV commercial for the Denys Fisher Doctor Who toy range from 1977.

(00:49:00) “The Amazing World of Doctor Who” – other pictures on our Tumblr page here.

(00:51:22) “The Doctor Who Years” was a streaming video, charting the history of  Doctor Who, which was broadcast on BBCi’s official Doctor Who website to coincide with the return of the series to BBC Television screens in 2005, and was intended to present a potted history of the original Doctor Who series, broadcast between 1963–1989. The video was presented in three parts, The Sixties, The Seventies and The Eighties, and featured material from every Doctor Who serial, presented chronologically and accompanied by narrative text and pop music that had featured in the UK Singles Chart at the time the clips were originally broadcast. The Sixties was produced by SVS, The Seventies and The Eighties were produced by Ed Stradling. The videos were commissioned by James Goss, then editor of the BBCi’s Doctor Who website.

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(01:03:45) Jon Pertwee arriving in Bessie at Billy Smart’s Circus.

(01:08:16) Russell Brand exchanging barbs with Bob Geldof.

(01:22:30) The seminal “Christopher Bidmead’s Writing” by the late lamented Tachyon TV podcast can be found on their “Album” (21 Feb 2010) podcast here.

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PODCASTERS ROYALE 02 – THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN

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This month, Hayden is joined by Paul Taylor-Greaves (of The Time Vault Podcast) and Miles Northcott (of the Doctor Who’s Line is it? Anyway Podcast) as they discuss Roger Moore’s second outing as 007. From powerful weapons to Nick Nack’s and bikinis, ninjas to JW Pepper and the ‘darker’ side of Bond, it’s all here. Even that bloody slide whistle sound effect gets talked about!

 

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 060 – Murray’s Mint

rOGUE 1The Diddly Dumbers are joined this week at The Whoseum by long-time listener Mark John.

His exhibits for presentation at The Whoseum include the 1977 Denys Fisher Giant Robot doll, instances of the Doctor Who world invading Marvel comics and a curious papier maché Dalek tableau with a unique link to Bagpuss.

Along the way, we pay tribute to the late Gordon Murray, Mark tells us of his unusual way of striking up a conversation with Brian Croucher by finding an experience in common, and we run down Hayden’s Top 15 jammy anecdotes.

And please take the opportunity to support the Caudwell Children’s charity, either by a direct donation or by buying the recently released paperback edition of “Seasons of War”.

 

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SHOWNOTES

(00:05:17) The Baked Potato Song by Matt Lucas on Shooting Stars.

(00:11:45) Sci-fi 4 By The Sea (a poster can be found on our Tumbr page here). 

(00:14:20) “Rogue Trooper” is a science fiction strip in the British comic 2000 AD, created by Gerry Finley-Day and Dave Gibbons. It follows the adventures of Rogue, a “Genetic Infantryman”, a genetically created, blue-skinned, manufactured super soldier and his three comrades’ search for the Traitor General. His comrades are in the form of biochips – onto which a G.I.’s entire personality is downloaded at the time of death for later retrieval – and are named Gunnar (mounted on Rogue’s rifle), Bagman (on his backpack) and Helm (on his helmet). He is genetically engineered to be immune to almost all known toxins, can submerge in strong acid unaffected, and is able to withstand a vacuum in his bare skin. A photo of the Rogue Trooper cosplayer can be found on our Tumbr page here.

(00:16:35) Cyberman signed by David Banks (a photo can be found on our Tumbr page here).

(00:19:05) From one taxi driver to another – Mark’s Brian Croucher autograph (a photo can be found on our Tumblr page here).

(00:21:40) “Baker’s End” by Paul Magrs and Bafflegab Productions (coming in September 2016).

(00:26:54) Gordon Murray (3 May 1921 – 30 June 2016) was a British television producer and puppeteer. He created and wrote some of the most popular children’s television programmes ever seen in Britain: Trumpton, Camberwick Green and Chigley, collectively known as the Trumptonshire Trilogy, were all made by the company he set up.

(00:29:58) Hayden’s growing collection of Doctor Who annuals (a photo can be found on our Tumbr page here).

(00:40:56) The Star Trek sketch on The Multi Coloured Swap Shop.

(00:46:30) Denys Fisher Giant Robot from the Doctor Who range in 1977 (a photo can be found on our Tumbr page here).

(00:47:10) TV commercial for the Denys Fisher Doctor Who range in 1977.

(00:55:05) The “Big Mong” gorilla in Caerphilly (a photo can be found on our Tumbr page here).

(01:08:30) Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart and Sergeant Major Benton appear in Marvel’s “Uncanny X-Men” comic, Vol 1 – 218 (comic strip frames can be found on our Tumbr page here).

(01:13:20) Marvel’s Xcalibur 1998 comic “The Cross Time Caper” (comic strip frames can be found on our Tumbr page here).

(01:16:25) David Chester “Dave” Gibbons[1] (born 14 April 1949)[2] is an English comic book artist, writer and sometimes letterer. He is best known for his collaborations with writer Alan Moore, which include the miniseries Watchmen and the Superman story “For the Man Who Has Everything”. He was an artist for the UK anthology 2000 AD, for which he contributed a large body of work from its first issue in 1977.

(01:17:15) Dave Gibbons appeared as Big E, the editor of the short-lived “Tornado” comic (a photo can be found on our Tumbr page here).

(01:20:57) Emily Firmin’s papier maché Dalek (a photo can be found on our Tumbr page here).

(01:24:00) “Bagpuss” is a British children’s television series, made by Peter Firmin and Oliver Postgate. The series of 13 episodes was first broadcast from 12 February 1974 to 7 May 1974 through their company Smallfilms. Although only 13 episodes were made, it remains fondly remembered and was frequently repeated in the UK for 13 years. In 1999 Bagpuss topped a BBC poll for the UK’s favourite children’s TV programme.

(01:26:18) “The Boney King of Nowhere”.

(01:26:45) “The Ship in a Bottle”.

(01:32:00) “Seasons of War” is an unoffcial collection of stories written about The War Doctor. it’s now out in paperback and all proceeds are going to help “Caudwell Children”, a charity which provides family support services, equipment, treatment and therapies for disabled children and their families across the UK. They also run their Enable Sport programme for talented disabled athletes and their Destination Dreams holiday for children fighting life threatening conditions. We’d love our faithful listeners to support this wonderful cause, either by buying the book or by making a donation to the charity. The book can be ordered here at Chinbeard Books. Andy Robinson’s short film to accompany the book can be found here.

(01:40:07) Hayden gets Karen Gillan’s Autograph (a photo can be found on our Tumbr page here).

(01:51:10) The Six O Clock Whistle and the Biscuit Factory Dance ended every episode of Gordon Murray’s “Chigley”.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 059 – Jandals on the Ceiling

13521814_10154283921169695_2018628408_nRob Irwin of The Doctor Who Show Podcast traverses the globe to visit The Diddly Dum Whoseum and to present three treasured memories of Doctor Who for exhibition.

We take a look at Rob’s 25mm miniatures, his appearance on a TV quiz cosplaying the Fifth Doctor and the “A Celebration” book by Peter Haining.

Along the way, the conversation veers off down the side-roads of Alfred Hitchcock’s Three Investigators, the musical links between The Young Ones and The All New Pink Panther Show and between Juliet Bravo and Mork & Mindy, the jingles of ITV regional franchises and cosplaying.

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SHOWNOTES

(00:00:02) Our erstwhile co-host, The Rev (Andy), will be racing as part of Team Zoom Rocket this Saturday 25th June at the Humber Bridge Soapbox Derby to raise funds for Yorkshire Air Ambulance. All at Diddly Dum wish Andy and Zoom Rocket well and would ask all those who remember The Rev fondly to visit his Just Giving page here and pledge a donation, as small or as large as you like, in aid of a very good cause.

(00:02:38) This week’s guest is Rob Irwin of The Doctor Who Show podcast and formerly of the Who Wars podcast.

(00:24:58) The Three Investigators is an American juvenile detective book series first published as “Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators”. It was created by Robert Arthur, Jr., who believed using a famous person such as movie director Hitchcock would attract attention.

(00:41:43) Rob’s first exhibit for The Whoseum is his set of 25mm Citadel miniatures of Doctor Who characters. Individual pics of this range can be found on our Tumblr page here. There are also some pics of this range can be found on our Tumblr page here later painted versions here. These first came to Rob’s attention in this article by Gary Russell in Doctor Who Magazine #119.

(00:51:14) Dare you enter the world of Napoleonic Teddy Bears with popguns? Do you?

(00:58:29) Rob’s books which we discuss can be found in the background to this photo.

(01:00:02) “Sound & Vision” can be found on Phonic FM on the fourth Monday evening of each month in which wonderful collections of music are put together by Dan, Richard and Lee. The upcoming show will be called “Robotopia”, looking at the music of robots, androics and cyborgs of film and TV. “Sound & Vision’s” back catalogue can be found here. Their tribute to the music of Ennio Morricone can be found here and their wistful salute to the music of the dear departed Thames TV can be found here. On a more Doctor Whoish note, their show dedicated to the BBC radiophonic workshop can be found here, and to the music of classic Doctor Who here.

(01:10:07) Jeremy Paxman tells the Newsnight audience exactly what he thinks of the new breed of BBC news manager.

(01:11:10) Jeremy Paxman presents the weather under protest.

(01:12:03) Rob’s second exhibit for The Whoseum is the missing-presumed-wiped episode of ABC’s “The Afternoon Show” in 1988 where he took part in a 25th anniversary Doctor Who quiz. The glitzier quiz from the following year survives here.

(01:26:40) Starting around 15 mins into episode Extra 9.6 of the “On the Time Lash” podcast, Ben and Mark discuss the cut-throat world of cosplaying competitions for 5 year old.

(01:27:40) Matt Smith little knew the consequences of stepping down from the role of the Doctor. For it launched the media career of our very own, and very ungelled Hayden.

(01:30:46) The copyright cosplayer.

(01:32:04) The TARDIS console cosplayer.

(01:37:12) The TIE fighter helmet on Antiques Roadshow.

(01:41:04) Rob’s third exhibit for The Whoseum is the Peter Haining book “Doctor Who: A Celebration”, published in 1983.

(01:55:20) “The Amazing World of Doctor Who” – other pictures on our Tumblr page here.

(02:03:48) To those familiar with “The Daleks” comic strip from TV Century 21 comic in the 1960s, Davros is a mere usurper. The true creator of the Daleks was of course Yarvelling.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 058 – Oh Daddy

clipping 10This week’s visitor to the Diddly Dum Whoseum is Mark Cockram of the Blue Box Podcast and the Nerdology podcast. Mark becomes only the second guest to enter those hallowed portals for the third time.

Mark brings along The Special Edition DVD of “Inferno” and we celebrate the world of Doctor Who DVD extras. Hayden presents his prized collection of Anniversary Postage Stamps signed by Tom Baker and we hear about the day he met the great man. Doc’s exhibit is the page of the Radio Times covering Saturday 26 February 1972. On that evening, episode one of The “Sea Devils” was broadcast, the first story Doc can remember. We use this as an excuse to look at how BBC1 Saturday evening scheduling has changed down the years. Can you recognise some of the 70s and 80s theme tunes Doc plays before the boys guess them?

Finally, never one to miss relating a jammy experience, Hayden tells us about the day Tamsin Grieg asked if she could join him at his coffee shop table.

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SHOWNOTES

(00:01:05) Long time friend of the show and third time visitor to The Whoseum is The Human Palindrome himself, Mark Cockram, the second nicest man in podcasting – and even then he’s only narrowly pipped to the post by Doc. Mark is a regular (in the same way that Peter Jones was a “Just a Minute” regular) on The Blue Box Podcast and has his own Nerdology UK Podcast, famed for hosting the last ever appearance in this reality of the Classic Diddly Dum team.

(00:05:10) Hayden’s new project is Podcasters Royale, a podcast looking in turn at each 007 film together with guests. The podcast is hosted on the Diddly Dum iTunes account.

(00:58:10) A photo of Hayden approaching The Great Tom at The Stamp Centre can be found here on our Tumbler page.

(00:58:10) A photo of the stamps Tom signed for Hayden can be found here on our Tumbler page.

(01:11:25) Here is the Radio Time Genome page for BBC1 on 26 Feb 1972 – the broadcast of episode 1 of “The Sea Devils”.

(01:12:00) “Here Come the Double Deckers” was a 17-part British children’s TV series from 1970-71, revolving around the adventures of seven children whose den was an old red double-decker London bus in an unused junk yard.

(01:14:20) “Grandstand” was a British television sport programme. Broadcast between 1958 and 2007, it was one of the BBC’s longest running sports shows.

(01:16:10) Here is the Radio Time Genome page for BBC1 on 25 Jan 1975 – the broadcast of episode 1 of “The Arc in Space”.

(01:16:24) “The Flashing Blade” (Le Chevalier Tempête) is a French television serial made in the late 1960s. It was first broadcast in the UK on BBC children’s television during the 1960s, with several re-runs throughout the 1970s.

(01:17:20) “The Generation Game” is a British game show produced by the BBC in which four teams of two people from the same family, but different generations, competed to win prizes. It was one of the strongest shows in the BBC’s Saturday night line-up, and became the number-one game show on British television during the 1970s, regularly gaining over 21 million viewers.

(01:20:35) Here is the Radio Time Genome page for BBC1 on 25 Oct 1975 – the broadcast of episode 1 of “The Pyramids of Mars”.

(01:20:40) “On The Move” was a television series made by the BBC and first broadcast in 1975 and 1976 in 50 ten-minute episodes. It was an educational programme aimed at adults with literacy problems, and linked to a national campaign at the time. It was credited with removing some of the stigma attached to illiteracy.

(01:24:40) Here is the Radio Time Genome page for BBC1 on 30 Oct 1976 – the broadcast of episode 1 of “The Deadly Assassin”.

(01:24:45) “Multi-Coloured Swap Shop”, more commonly known simply as Swap Shop, was a British children’s entertainment programme that was broadcast every Saturday morning on BBC1 for 146 episodes in six series between 1976 and 1982. It was ground-breaking in many ways: by being live, sometimes up to three hours in length, and using the phone-in format extensively for the first time on TV.

(01:25:43) Here is the Radio Time Genome page for BBC1 on 4 Mar 1978 – the broadcast of episode 5 of “The Invasion of Time”.

(01:21:35) Here is the Radio Time Genome page for BBC1 on 28 Oct 1978 – the broadcast of episode 1 of “The Stones of Blood”.

(01:28:37) Here is the Radio Time Genome page for BBC1 on 29 Sep 1979 – the broadcast of episode 1 of “The City of Death”.

(01:29:38) Here is the Radio Time Genome page for BBC1 on 21 Mar 1981 – the broadcast of episode 4 of “Logopolis”.

(01:29:49) “The Pink Panther Show” is a showcase of cartoon shorts produced  between 1969 and 1979, starring the animated Pink Panther character from the opening credits of the live-action films.

(01:30:45) Here is the Radio Time Genome page for BBC1 on 16 Mar 1984 – the broadcast of episode 4 of “The Caves of Androzani”.

(01:31:30) “Remington Steele” is an American television series co-created by Robert Butler and Michael Gleason. The series, starring Stephanie Zimbalist and Pierce Brosnan, was produced by MTM Enterprises and first broadcast on the NBC network from 1982 to 1987. The series blended the genres of romantic comedy, drama, and detective procedural. Remington Steele is best known for launching the career of Pierce Brosnan.

(01:32:00) Here is the Radio Time Genome page for BBC1 on 6 Dec 1986 – the broadcast of episode 14 of “The Trial of a Time Lord“.

(01:33:53) Here is the Radio Time Genome page for BBC1 on 6 Dec 1989 – the broadcast of episode 3 “Survival”.

(01:35:00) Here is the Radio Time Genome page for BBC1 on 7 May 1996 – the broadcast of the TV Movie.

(01:36:35) Here is the Radio Time Genome page for BBC1 on 26 Mar 2005 – the broadcast of “Rose”.

(01:38:18) Here is the Radio Time Genome page for BBC1 on 31 Mar 2007 – the broadcast of “Smith and Jones”.

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