DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 082 – We’re JAMmin

Doc, Hayden and Mark pay tribute to Hayden’s late partner in bibliokleptomania, Deborah Watling. We take shelter in The Whoseum’s nuclear bunker as Ian Levine hears about the BBC’s plans to animate Shada, look at Peter Davison’s departure from Twitter.

Then we turn to serious game show action with Diddly Dum plays Just a Minute, chaired by Sir Terrance Dicks.

 

MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC082 – We’re JAMmin

 

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(00:00:58) A photo of a youthful Hayden and his sister meeting Deborah Watling can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:12:10) A photo of Aussie songstrel Kylie cosplaying the Fifth Doctor can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:12:10) A photo of British actor Peter Davison cosplaying Aussie songstrel Kylie cosplaying can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:13:49) Hayden’s new website home for his writing can be found here and his new Facebook page to accompany it can be found here.

 

DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 081 – The Changes, My Dear

The Five Faces of Delusion try to get discussion of Jodie Whittaker’s casting out of the way as quickly as possible so that they can get on to the really important stuff – Doc and Mark have been watching “The Changes”.

 

MP3 Direct Download Link: DDPC081 – The Changes My Dear

 

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The opening and closing music for this week’s podcast is the opening and closing themes for “The Changes”.

(00:02:19) Our own Allan was interviewed on Sky News about the casting of a female Doctor and the full video can be found on our Youtube channel here.

(00:58:29) “The Changes” is a British children’s science fiction television serial filmed in 1973 and first broadcast in 1975 by the BBC. It is based on the trilogy written by Peter Dickinson. A review of it can be found here.

(01:11:22) Stewart Lee appears on “Charlie Brooker’s Screen Wipe” comparing modern teenage drama to that of the 1970s.

(01:12:46) “Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle” (BBC) on the subject of books.

(01:13:47) “Charlie Brooker Screenwipes” – Charlie Brooker reviews Doctor Who Series 2.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 080 – I Really Love Your Cyber-Feet

This week all four of The Five Faces of Delusion return to the microphones to review “World Enough and Time” and “The Doctor Falls”, the last 2 episodes of Doctor Who Series 10.

Along the way, with the passing of the series finale, we finally lift the reporting embargo on Allan and Erica’s visit to the Cardiff set pre-series and we learn what they really did see; Mark returns home from a convention to find that he’s missed a Janet Fielding visit to home town; Hayden splits his primary school stage; we examine the Mary Poppins themes in the series finale; and we end up looking at themes of addiction in the Master.

 

MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC080 – I Really Love Your Cyber-Feet

 

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(00:02:40) Mark visits Sci-Fi By The Sea 2017.

(00:12:15) Hayden hosts our sister podcast, Podcasters Royale.

(00:17:55) Allan and Erica meet the Doctor and Nardole on the TARDIS set in Cardiff.

(01:05:25) I Really Love Your Cyber-Feet.

(01:15:41) The David Niven quotes are of course taken from “A Matter of Life and Death” – the finest film ever made.

(01:32:56) Professor Yana vs. Professor Yaffle.

(01:53:10) A Mary Poppins themed series finale.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 079 – Yes He Can

“Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,

Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,

Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,

Let PC McGarry wear black cotton gloves.”

The Whoseum is in deepest mourning this week for the loss of that titan of our childhood, Brian Cant. Nevertheless, Series 10 continue apace and reviews of “Empress of Mars” and “The Eaters of Light” are called for.

Along the way, Allan relates the history of Half Man Half Biscuit, Doc reveals the shocking truth behind his academic record, Mark recalls a curious meeting in a Kentish pub, and we reveal the truth about “Zulu”.

 

Direct MP3 Download Link = DDPC079 – Yes He Can

 

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(00:03:28) Brian Cant.

(00:06:21) The Windy Miller gif can be found here.

(00:07:25) Half Man Half Biscuit.

(00:23:15) “Bioshock” is a first-person shooter video game. The spacesuit Mark compares can be found on our Tumblr page here.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 078 – Platonism Saves the Day

Three of the Five Faces of Delusion review “The Pyramid at the End of the World” and “The Lie of the Land”.

 

MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC078 – Platonism Saves the Day

 

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Coming ASAP.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 077 – Differently Cyanotic

We repair to the Restricted Section of the Whoseum library to review “Oxygen” and “Extremis”. Along the way, we remember Sir Roger Moore and find his Jon Pertwee connection, we remember Alec Wheal and we lurch from political dogma to The Simulation Hypothesis via whatever occurs to us at the time.

 

MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC077 – Differently Cyanotic

 

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Coming ASAP.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 076 – Topping Up The Soul

This podcast is is two parts. First comes our look back at last weekend’s Doctor Who Appreciation Society convention, “Capitol 2” – the first convention for Doc and Mark. Listeners are advised to arm themselves with ear defenders to protect themselves from the avalanche of u-turns as Doc takes back everything he’s said previously about conventions and autographs. Gasp as Allan reveals behind-the-scenes secrets. Go aaaaah as Doc and Mark fall head over heels in love with several people. Wince in sympathy as you hear why Hayden had to pull out at the last minute.

Then we take a look at “Thin Ice” and “Knock Knock”, the next two new episodes in Series 10 of Doctor Who.

 

Direct MP Download Link = DDPC076 – Topping Up The Soul

 

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(00:25:42) The results of “Challenge Daphne” – Daphne Ashbrook’s attempt on the world record for the mos individual selfies – can be found at the Doctor Who Appreciation Society Facebook page.

(00:29:45) Mark has finally laid to rest all debate over the “Revenge of the Cybermen” double-page spread in the second “Doctor Who Monster Book” by getting David Banks to sign the page “Not canonical”. See our Tumblr page here.

(00:30:40) Mark meets Uncle Terrance Dicks.

(00:35:00) After opposing the idea of a female Doctor for so long, Doc gives way upon meeting the divine Daphne Ashbrook. See our Youtube channel here.

(00:43:56) The fabulous Katy Manning arrives to be interviewed by Allan.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 075 – The Reverse Gaiman

The Diddly Dumbers review the first two episodes of the new series 10 of Doctor Who – “The Pilot” and “Smile”.

Along the way, Mark explains how he gets vertigo in museums, Hayden relates how his grandparents used to scare the living bejesus out of his uncle in the 1960s with a PVC Dalek suit, Allan discurses on moral responsibility in a determinative universe, and Doc is hospitalised after another attempt to scale the North Face of his voice impersonation of Zor, leader of all Pescatons.

 

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SHOWNOTES

(00:14:05) “The Greatest Adventure Yet From Captain Kremmen” LP (1980).

(00:15:05) Kenny Everett’s notorious appearance at the 1983 Conservative Party Conference.

(00:19:22) Following the success of the inaugural event, the Doctor Who Appreciation Society is proud to announce ‘The Capitol II’ – a full scale, two day event that will take place at the Arora Hotel Gatwick over the weekend of the 6th & 7th May, 2017.

(01:03:08) The Infinite Monkey Cage radio show and podcast.

(01;46:15) Andrew Vardy video.

(01:50:28) The Alan Gribble Trophy raises money for cancer research in memory of Hayden’s Dad. Please make a donation if you can.

(01:50:53) Podcasters Royale is our sister podcast run by Hayden as a tribute to everything 007.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 074 – Deviation from Sanity

In the final week before Season 10 of Doctor Who begins, we take a look the various cult books which have been arriving at The Whoseum for our delectation. This leads to much wistful sighing over memories over comics from the 1970s, especially 2000AD. We also look at some promising hints about Pearl Mackie’s companion character.

Then the Diddly Dum Whoseum hosts its first ever game of Just a Minute.

Please make a donation if you can at Hayden’s “Just Giving” page for the football match in aid of Cancer Research in memory of his Dad.

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(00:03:55) The roots of jamminess run deep in Hayden’s family. Here’s his Dad on the inside cover of the Pink Floyd Wall album.

(00:06:31) Richard Franklin appears in a McDonalds commercial.

(00:08:01) The Great Curator scene from “Day of the Doctor” done by Jon Culshaw and Jake Dudman.

(00:11:29) “Scarred for Life: Volume One – The 1970s”.

(00:14:56) “Serial Killer, Part 1: Read Em and Weep” – Pat Mills.

(00:16:00) Ro-busters.

(00:16:20) “Thrill Power Overload”.

(00:16:50) “The Day the Law Died”.

(00:28:17) “Doctor Who and the Fescan Threat”.

(00:29:30) “The Unofficial Doctor Who Limerick Book”.

(00:41:01) Pearl Mackie’s interview.

(00:53:09) Podcasters Royale is our sister podcast run by Hayden as a tribute to everything 007.

(01:11:35) The Alan Gribble Trophy raises money for cancer research in memory of Hayden’s Dad. Please make a donation if you can.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 073 – A Farewell to Childhood

Listen in to the second half of our Pat Troughton tribute as we celebrate “The Enemy of the World” and “The War Games”. But first, Allan returns from his mysterious absence last time to regale us with tales of visiting the Doctor Who set during filming in Cardiff.

Along the way, we compare the prospects of a world controlled by Tony Hancock’s idiot flatmate or a galaxy controlled by the Rentaghost landlord, and we consider Pat Troughton’s swan song as a theme for the loss our childhood.

Direct MP3 Download Link = Diddly Dum Podcast 073 – A Farewell to Childhood

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SHOWNOTES

(00:35:27) The Usborne Spy’s Guidebook.

(00:36:22) The Know-How Book of Spycraft.

(00:40:38) Bill Kerr was a South African-born entertainer, who had a successful career in Britain and Australia as an actor, comedian and vaudevillian. He developed a career as a performer in comedy, especially gaining notice in the radio version of Hancock’s Half Hour.

(00:42:28) “The Test Pilot” sketch from “Hancock’s Half-Hour”.

(00:00:00) “Rentaghost” was a British children’s television comedy show, broadcast by the BBC between 1976 and 1984. The show’s plot centred on the antics of a number of ghosts who worked for a firm called Rentaghost, which rented out the spirits for various tasks.

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