To mark the podcast’s 150th episode, the Four Faces of Delusion gather on 20th July to look at the 50th anniversary story “The Day of the Doctor”. And they meet themselves travelling back in time from 29th July to bring news of a big announcement.
Mark from the “42 to Doomsday” podcast joins us and chooses the Fifth Doctor story “Frontios” to discuss. He also brings along David Banks’s “Cybermen” book to present to The Whoseum. Along the way, we look at the ethics of getting your todger out at work.
During Hayden’s paternity leave, former Diddly Dum host, Matt Charlton, has rallied to the colours for this episode and has chosen the Third Doctor story “Colony in Space” for us to review. Along the way, we reminisce about his era of the podcast (eps 028-059) when his side of episodes were often recorded from the top deck of a 192 bus, and his discovery that he’s distantly related to some stars of Doctor Who.
(00:55:20) Doc’s personal blog can be found at https://docwhom.wordpress.com/. Doc’s voyage through the First Doctor’s era, looking at how the Doctor changes how he addresses Ian can be found by clicking in the menu on the “Name Dropping” category.
We present the final results of our poll to find the Top 5 Fave stories of the Eleventh Doctor’s (Matt Smith’s) era. Along the way, our fearless exposé of financial doping identifies “the Manchester City of Doctor Who stories”.
A slight diversion from our usual subject matter here. As exciting as it can be to upgrade our libraries to the latest format, there’s always the danger of things getting left behind. How many of us still have an audio cassette player or VHS player these days? For many years, one of the favourite memories of Doc’s childhood has been languishing on two audio cassettes at the back of a drawer, unplayable. For fans of the late Kenneth Williams, his vocal gymnastics have always been a treat and they were rarely displayed to such good effect as in his reading of “The Wind in the Willows”, released in 1979.
Copies available online always seem to be quite bad recordings full of background noise but here is one of the clearest versions I’ve heard, split into the four roughly half-hour sides of each audio cassette. It’s well worth a listen for yourself and certainly for children who were always mesmerised by Kenneth Williams’s book readings on shows like Jackanory. There’s the very occasional very brief wobble in the sound for a coupe of seconds but nothing to detract from the performance.
The Three Who Drool assemble in The Whoseum for their annual Christmas gameshow podcast (which is Pertwee-themed this year), playing “Carnival of Monsters”, “The Feast of Stevens”, “Play Your Gel Guards Right” and “Who Said What”. Along the way, they present their most Christmassy Pertwee stories, open their Secret Santa gifts and stock up on mince pies in preparation for that seasonal pillar of the Diddly Dum Podcast, the “Gold Run” quiz looking back on our last 12 months of podcasting. Our “Gold Run” game screen can be seen above if you’d like to follow along.