DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 120 – Hands Up If You Remember Cinema Balconies

We present our retrospective of William Hartnell’s First Doctor era, where we reveal the results of our Top 5 Stories poll among our listeners.

 

MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC120 – Hands Up Who Remembers Cinema Balconies

 

(00:41:41) The Weetabix TV advert during this intermission can be found here.

(00:54:10) The Reverend Captain Hullo Porro (better known to his friends and admirers as The Rev – better known to his family as Andy) is one of the three founding hosts of the Diddly Dum Podcast and one of our active hosts from podcasts 01 to 27 (because once a Diddly Dum host, always a Diddly Dum host).  The magnificent artwork which accompanied our first 27 podcasts was the work of the Rev and can been seen at the start of our commemorative podcast 100 video here. His professional artwork can be seen here.

(00:54:54) The specialist Viking horn afforded to Mark here for his “Rassilon’s Horn” moment comes of course from the 1958 film “The Vikings”. It can be heard as a central theme of the film’s music soundtrack and seen 2 mins 15 secs into this video clip.

(01:03:25) My trawl through the whole Hartnell era in order to trace his character development through his different means of addressing Ian can be found on my own blog here.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 119 – Uncle and Nephews

An minor Earth tremor shook Doctor Who fandom as we lost a pillar of our childhood in Uncle Terrance Dicks. This week we pay tribute to the great man. Then we repair to the Whoseum’s Olympic-sized bathroom to each present an exhibit for display on the theme of Doctor Who toys.

 

MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC119 – Uncle and Nephews

 

(00:41:35) The Trailer for the Season 26 Blu-ray box-set can be found here.

(00:43:59) The Doctor Who Sky Ray ice lolly commercial can be found here.

(00:51:33) A photo of Hayden’s Daypol cyberman can be seen on our Tumblr page here.

(00:52:25) Kroton the Cyberman appeared in Doctor Who Magazine as a companion of the Eighth Doctor. Kroton still retains human feelings despite undergoing cyber-conversion. Kroton first appeared in the comic strip Throwback — The Soul of a Cyberman, published in Doctor Who Weekly #5-#7 (as it then was), written by Steve Moore and drawn by Steve Dillon.

(01:00:50) Pics of Mark’s Doctor Who 25th Anniversary set by Dapol can be seen on our Tumblr page here.

(01:03:35) Pics of Mark’s “Build Your Own Giant Robot” set can be seen on our Tumblr page here.

(01:10:40) Pics of Doc’s 1976 Dalek bubble bath by Water Margin can be seen on our Tumblr page here.

(01:12:20) The Water Margin is a Japanese television series based on Water Margin, one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. Made in two seasons of 13 episodes each by Nippon Television it was shown in Japan in 1973 and 1974 as Suikoden.

(01:13:16) Louise Jameson’s 1977 appearance on Multi Coloured Swap Shop can be seen here.

(01:14:28) Pics of Hayden’s Noddy bubble bath can be seen on our Tumblr page here.

(01:14:43) The Matey bubble bath TV commercial sung by Mark can be seen here.

(01:15:35) Pics and details of Mark’s Judge Dredd soap can be seen on our Tumblr page here and details can be found here.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 118 – The Amazing World of Tom Baker

At last, we’ve finished counting the many votes which came in and in this podcast we announce the results of our poll for the Top Five Tom Baker stories.

 

MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC118 – The Amazing World of Tom Baker

 

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SHOWNOTES

The Dandelion & Burdock promotion accompanying this podcast is of course a tribute to the Doctor Who promotion campaign with Ty-Phoo Tea in 1976 where “space-age shaped” octagonal cards could be collected with boxes of tea bags, each one showing a character or monster from the show. These cards could be affixed to a wallchart which you could send off for, and the icing on top of the cake was the accompanying “Amazing World of Doctor Who” book. A PDF of this book and of 12 Doctor Who trading cards released by Typhoo as part of the same promotion can be found on the DVD release of “The Face of Evil”. You can get a closer look at the seven cards for this latest podcast on our Tumblr page here.

(00:08:01) The Blue Box Quiz to which we refer here was the epic clash of civilizations as Canada, the Home Counties and the West Country met in episode 113 of the Blue Box Podcast (“Granddaddies versus Tenderfoots”).

(00:36:44) “When the Boat Comes In” is a British television period drama produced by the BBC between 1976 and 1981. The series stars James Bolam as Jack Ford, a First World War veteran who returns to his poverty-stricken (fictional) town of Gallowshield in the North East of England. The series dramatises the political struggles of the 1920s and 1930s and explores the impact of national and international politics upon Ford and the people around him.

(00:12:05) Our guilty hates podcast can be found at podcast 39 (“Three Angry Men”).

(00:23:37) Rassilon’s Horn was a meme from the early days of the Diddly Dum Podcast when one of us would blow a horn without warning and require another to hold forth on a given subject for 60 seconds.

(00:54:40) This Victoria Wood Coronation Street sketch can be viewed here.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 117 – May The Sauce Be With You

Over two consecutive weekends in June, the Diddly Dumbers attended the “Planet of the Daleks” event at the BFI, the “Maximum Power” Blakes 7 event in Steventon  and the “An Afternoon at Devil’s End” event at Aldbourne. Tune in as we regale you with our adventures.

 

MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC117 – May The Sauce Be With You

 

(00:11:38) Doc presenting the Golden Emperor Dalek’s casing to The Whoseum can be found 01:34:55 into our podcast number 26.

(00:12:05) Andrew Cartmel being asked whether the Golden Emperor was the inspiration for Davros’s casing in “Remembrance of the Daleks” can be found 00:56:25 into our podcast number 16.

(00:26:04) SPLINK was a slogan aimed at improving road safety for children and was promoted by Jon Pertwee in this 1976 public information film from the Central Office of Information.

(00:40:26) Photos of our visit to Avebury can be found on our Tumble page here and here.

(00:44:35) Johnny Who Entertainments produces not for profit fan films in the Dr Who and Blakes 7 Universe. A trailer for the “The Curse of Devil’s End” being filmed during our visit can be found here.

(00:46:30) Mark’s selfie with John Levene, together with other photos can be found on our Tumblr page here and here.

(00:52:16) “Maximum “power” was a celebration of Blakes 7 held in Steventon on Sunday 23rd June 2019. Photos of the event can be found on our Tumblr page here and here and here and here and here and here and here and here.

(01:14:15) “An Afternoon at Devil’s End” was organised by @WhosAtThePlayhouse. Photos can be found on our Tumblr page here and here and here and here.

(01:19:20) John Levene hosting the 2002 Pacific Southwest Emmy Awards.

(01:37:45) “Doctor Who and the Daleks Omnibus”, edited by Daleks creator Terry Nation, was a British omnibus 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 “Doctor Who and the Planet of the Daleks” and “Doctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks” by Terrance Dicks. Some of the book’s pages can be found on our Tumblr page here.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 116 – Of Mice and Spacemen

Hayden relates his experience of finally watching Blakes 7, Series A and then binge-watching I, Claudius. We also include our interviews from Capitol IV with The Sons of Skaro and Peter Purves. Along the way, we struggle to control the Whoseum computer’s fixation with paying tribute to the late Doris Day.

MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC116 – Of Mice and Spacemen

 

(00:44:32) Formed in 2016, Sons of Skaro are a Charity Find Raising group of Dalek builders, owners and enthusiasts. Six short videos of the Sons of Skaro Daleks in the hotel lifts at Capitol IV can be found on our Youtube channel here.

(01:27:25) The Big Finish audio referenced by Peter as the prequel to The Rescue is “The Crash of the UK-201”. It stars Peter Purves and Maureen O’Brien and can be found here.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 115 – Liftshaft of the Daleks

That drone you can hear filling the air is not the Diddly Dummers talking, it’s the sound of the Diddly Dum airship returning our heroic podcasters to The Whoseum where Hayden awaits, eager to pump them vigorously in the debriefing room for tales of the DWAS Capitol IV convention. This podcast episode includes our interviews at Capitol with former Doctor Who Magazine editor, John Freeman (just think of an even better looking Tom Spilsbury), and DWAS Capitol supremo and theatre buff, Tony Jordan (just think of an older Steven Berkoff). Along the way, we disclose the source of Hayden’s jamminess and we play a few rounds of “Who Said What?”.

 

MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC115 – Liftshaft of the Daleks

 

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SHOWNOTES

(00:04:10) Many thanks to Una McCormack for her time and her help in browbeating Hayden into watching Blakes 7. Una can be found on Linkedin here. She can also be found on Twitter @unamccormack.

(00:07:44) According to free newspaper The Metro and The Daily Star (not organs fames for their investigative journalism),Doctor Who is planning a Christmas special for this year after previously confirming that the show would not return until 2020. However, it may not be insignificant that the article linked here says that “Metro.co.uk have contacted Doctor Who representatives for comment” and then moves on without suggesting that Doctor Who has even replied.

(00:11:41) Evidence of Hayden’s 10km practice run can be found on our Tumblr page here for any doubters.

(00:24:31) John Freeman is a writer, editor and creative consultant and publisher of the comics and other media news site downthetubes.net. John worked as both a designer and editor or Doctor Who Magazine in its earlier years. John’s work on “Crucible” can also be found here. He can be found on Facebook here and on Twitter here.

(00:58:22) Six short videos of the Sons of Skaro Daleks in the hotel lifts can be found on our Youtube channel here.

(01:06:14) Doc’s Morbius monster figure has at least eleven points of articulation and a press pass.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 114 – Capitol IV Sunday

A brief look back on what happened on Sunday at the Capitol IV convention plus an interview with artist Colin Howard.

 

Mp3 Direct Download Link = DDPC114 – Capitol IV Sunday

 

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SHOWNOTES

Many thanks to Colin Howard for his time and enthusiasm. Colin’s work can be found on his website here and he can also be found on Twitter @ColinHowardArt.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 113 – Capitol IV Saturday

A look back on what happened on Saturday at the Capitol IV convention plus an interview with writer Una McCormack.

 

MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC013 – Capitol IV Saturday

 

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SHOWNOTES

Many thanks to Una McCormack for her time and her help in browbeating Hayden into watching Blakes 7. Una can be found on Linkedin here. She can also be found on Twitter @unamccormack.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 112 – Over There

In a shortish podcast this week, we look forward to the Season 10 Blu-ray box-set, we look at how watching the box-sets already issued has caused us to re-evaluate those eras and we celebrate retro comics. We end the podcast by averting (or ignoring) a minor war before boarding the Diddly Dum airship to travel to the DWAS Capitol IV convention where we’ll be the official podcast this coming weekend.

 

MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC112 – Over There

 

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SHOWNOTES

(00:00:00) The Doctor Who Appreciation Society’s “Capitol IV” convention will be held at the Arora Hotel at Gatwick/Crawley over the weekend of 27/28 April 2019. Tickets can be bought on that website.

(00:04:05) Rebellion Publishing produced the “Cor! & Buster Special” on 17th April, retailing at £4.99.

(00:21:20) The Blu-ray box-set of the Third Doctor’s Season 10 debuts on Monday 8th July, the very day after Pertwee himself would have turned 100.

(00:22:30) Katy Manning and Stewart Bevan have recorded a special return trip to The Nuthutch to promote the coming Blu-ray box-set of Season 10. The video can be found here.

(00:28:40) “Who’s at the Playhouse” have announced “an Afternoon at Devil’s End” on Sunday 23rd June 2019 at 2pm, Aldbourne Memorial Hall, Aldbourne, Wiltshire – a filming and location tour and Doctor Who event with Katy Manning, Richard Franklin & John Levene, celebrating the 1971 story “The Daemons”. Tickets are just £20.00 each and limited to only 100 attendees – email mail@honaleemedia.co.uk for information on how to book your tickets via Paypal, with “An Afternoon At Devil’s End” in the subject line.

 

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 111 – Framespotting

We take a look at the new animated release of the Second Doctor story “The Macra Terror” and review the other animated releases over the years. Along the way, Hayden tells how he once disappointed Christopher H Bidmead, Doc’s habit of unconsciously singing in lifts is revealed and Mark uncovers a clandestine star extra in the Macra animation.

 

MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC111 – Framespotting

 

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SHOWNOTES

(00:10:08) In his Salad (Nicoise) Days, Hayden took part in a project on Doctor Who Online to write prologues and epilogues to every story. His work on Castrovalva can be found here.

(00:12:59) The alarmingly catchy “Christopher Bidmead’s Writing” was a song composed and sung by the late lamented “Tachyon TV” podcast. The song can be found about 42 seconds into their “The Album” podcast episode which can be found here.

(00:31:25) As spotted by our own eagled-eyed Mark, if you take the face of Romana II from the “Shada” animation and add the hair of Polly from the “Power of the Daleks” animation, you get a random bystander in “The Macra Terror” animation.

(00:40:30) “Mary Mungo & Midge” is a British animated children’s television series produced by the BBC in 1969 and, as such, formed a basic staple of the childhood of Doc’s, Mark’s and Allan’s childhoods. The entire canon can be found on Youtube here.

(00:41:05) “The Bony King of Nowhere” was a song to be found in an episode of “Bagpuss”.

(00:52:58) Hayden’s treasured photo of himself and his sister meeting Deborah and Jack Watling in 1999 can be found on our Tumblr page here. The full story is told about 01:36:00 into our Podcast #54 which can be found here.

(00:54:02) Peter Purves, who played Steven Taylor opposite William Hartnell’s First Doctor, has revealed that he’s part of a project undertaken by The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to recreate the missing episode, Mission to the Unknown.

(00:58:25) The 1980s Manga anime of the Third Doctor can be found on Youtube here.

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