This podcast comes to you again from Capitol 3, the Doctor Who Appreciation Society convention for which Diddly Dum has been acting as the official podcasting partner (oooh, get us!). Following our review of Saturday’s activity, we bring you updates on all of Sunday’s activity including interviews with Tony Jordan, Jeff Cummins and Mark Barton Hill, while Simon Meade reminisces about Panopticon 1 and 2.
This podcast comes to you from our luxury hotel suite at Capitol 3, the Doctor Who Appreciation Society convention for which Diddly Dum has been acting as the official podcasting partner (oooh, get us!). We bring you updates on all of Saturday’s activity and an extended interview with the fabulous Anneke Wills.
But eventually we get down to our tribute to the late Peter Miles by taking a look at the Season 7 (1970) story – The Silurians. Along the way, we look at Peter’s work with Dusty Springfield, Jim Davidson latter career as a Liberace impersonator and the most bad-ass recurring villain of the Pertwee era (it’s not what you may think).
Four of the Five Four Faces of Delusion have been listening this week to the audiobook of “Who on Earth is Tom Baker”, the great man’s autobiography, and have gathered to find the maximum number of tangents to shoot off at while discussing the masterpiece.
Along the way, we take a well-earned cup of tea until rain forces us indoors,we look at boys’ comics of yesteryear, and we find out what Doc as a boy wanted to be when he grew up.
(01:09:57) “Late Night Story was a TV series broadcast on BBC2. Over Christmas 1978, it starred Tom Baker reading to camera four macabre stories on the theme of childhood. These stories were “The Photograph” by Nigel Kneale, “The Emissary” by Ray Bradbury, “Nursery Tea” by Mary Danby, “The End of the Party” by Graham Greene. The fifth story, “Sredni Vashtar” by Saki (Hector Hugh Munro), was unscreened owing to a BBC strike. The full set can be found as extras on the “Key to Time” DVD box-set.
“Imagine a world created by George Orwell, Aldous Huxley and the Marx brothers”. Yes, it’s the Diddly Dum Whoseum, put once more to its proper role as a repository for Doctor Who memorabilia. The themes of the items presented this week by the podcasters is food and board games, with a linking theme of Daleks.
It’s the podcast’s 4th birthday and the Five Faces of Delusion are reviewing “Twice Upon a Time”. Along the way, we find a connection between “Box of Delights” and early breathalyser tests, we howl for The North, and we look at the pros and cons of having superfans as showrunners and writers.
This week, we take a look at the Season 14, Fourth Doctor story “Robots of Death”. Along the way, we ask who was the hardest Doctor, Mark recalls being at the 1988 gig when Alice Cooper very nearly did hang himself and we salute the passing of heroes in Paddy Russell, Dudley Simpson, Scott Fredericks, Keith Barron and Rodney Bewes.