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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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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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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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 110 – Dalek Day

The Five Faces of Delusion (temporarily reduced to Three) welcome Tony Jordan, one of the DWAS head honchos, back to The Whoseum to talk with us about The Capitol IV convention in April.

 

MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC110 – Dalek Day

 

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SHOWNOTES

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

(00:12:00) Our interview with Anneke Wills at Capitol³ can be found 20 mins into  our podcast #095 (“Rogues, Vagabonds & Actors”).

(00:18:35) This “VETOED Elephant” poster of course appeared in the 1994 First Doctor story “Dalek Invasion of Earth” and is a secret sign among the human survivors.

(00:26:00) This audio clip from our interview with Kevin Davies can be found 1 hr 30 mins into our podcast #040 (“Kevin Davies”).

(00:33:10) The coin-operated Dalek ride was manufactured by Edwin Hall & Co between 1964 and 1967 and distributed by Edward Saville Amusements. A photo can be found on our Tumblr page here.

 

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 109 – Helen A, Milk Snatcher?

As a sign that the High Council of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society have short memories, they have once again kindly invited the Diddly Dum Podcast to be the official podcast of their Capitol IV convention on 27/28 April this year.

This week, we take a look at Seventh Doctor story “The Happiness Patrol” from 1988. Along the way, the late Graeme Curry is celebrated at Hayden’s workplace (of all places), Mark agonises over the temptations of a 7-disc vinyl set of Dalek Master Plan and we decide that our favourite flavour of Candyman execution is Splatter Orange.

 

MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC109 – Helen A, Milk Snatcher

 

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SHOWNOTES

(00:01:35) The photo of stacks of S18 box-sets which Hayden refers to can be found on the DWAS Instagram page here.

(00:17:56) Martin Havell of the Bad Wilf podcast has started a new podcast: “One Foot on the Stool” where, in each episode, he’ll be joined by a different guest to discuss issues of mental health. Martin’s guest on Episode One is our own Hayden.

(00:24:19)The Doctor Who Appreciation Society’s “Capitol IV” convention will be held at the Arora International Hotel at Gatwick/Crawley over the weekend of 27/28 April 2019.

(00:26:10) The “Brass Eye” Heavy Electricity sketch can be found here.

(00:22:00) The Daleks’ Master Plan Exclusive Edition Vinyl LP.

(00:42:15) “Dead Head” is a four-part crime thriller scripted by Howard Brenton and directed by Rob Walker.

(00:46:56) “Paranoia” is a dystopian science-fiction tabletop role-playing game originally designed and written by Greg Costikyan, Dan Gelber, and Eric Goldberg, and first published in 1984 by West End Games.

(00:47:18) “Hard to be a God” is a 1964 science fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky set in the Noon Universe.

(00:48:36) The “Metropolissy with lightning” cover art which Doc is remembering but wrongly attributing to “Paranoia” is actually this cover art for “Deus Ex Machina”, the video game by Automata from the 1980s discussed in our podcast 007 (at 00:12:00) and our podcast 069 at (00:19:48). That game contained voiceovers by Jon Pertwee himself, the audio files of which can be found on our blog here.

(01:00:48) Here is the text of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s 2011 Easter sermon where he namechecks “The Happiness Patrol”.

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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 108 – Traction by HAVOC

listen003This time, we apply the principles of Brexit negotiations to arrive at our top 5 Capaldi era stories…and end up with results that nobody wanted. The we look in detail at the number one story and each pick our favourite Capaldi moments. Along the way, Hayden bumps into Superman on a stag weekend and Mark gets mistaken for Bob Geldof by the guitarist from The Sweet.

MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC108 – Traction by HAVOC

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SHOWNOTES

(00:04:43) Andy Scott is a Welsh musician and songwriter best known for being the lead guitarist and a backing vocalist in the band Sweet.

(00:08:07) Operation H.A.T.E. a fantasy adventure novella from the pen of Richard Franklin, better known as Captain Yates from Doctor Who.

(00:28:46) Doc has appeared on Episode 7 of “Desert Island Picks”, a series running on the Strangers in Space podcast which is the successor to the Blue Box Podcast.

(01:14:40) “Night of the Living Dead” is a 1968 American independent horror film written, directed, photographed and edited by George A. Romero, co-written by John Russo, and starring Duane Jones and Judith O’Dea. The story follows seven people who are trapped in a rural farmhouse in western Pennsylvania, which is besieged by a large and growing group of “living dead” monsters. “Night of the Living Dead” led to five subsequent films between 1978 and 2010, also directed by Romero, and inspired two remakes; the most well-known remake was released in 1990, directed by Tom Savini. The audio clip used here in our podcast is from the 1985 film and can be seen here.

(01:34:43) The song we finish with is, of course, “Block Buster!”, the 1973 single by The Sweet which spent 5 weeks at the top of the UK singles charts and can be seen being performed on “Top of the Pops” here.

DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 107 – Please Use Other Footpath

This week marks the 5th birthday of the Diddly Dum Podcast and we look back at the New Year’s Day special, “Resolution”. Along the way, we play some games left over from Christmas and Mark reveals his moment of 2018.

MP3 Direct Download Link = ddpc107 – please use other footpath

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SHOWNOTES

(00:09:02) Photos of some of Mark’s Who-related Christmas presents for Polly can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:15:20) Mark’s moment of 2018 – footage of a hologramatic Liam Neeson punching out Jason Donovan can be found around the 10:45 mark in this video clip (albeit at the Leeds performance rather than the London one).

(00:45:56) Tony Martin is a farmer from Norfolk, England, who shot a burglar dead in his home in August 1999.

(00:57:46) “Urotsukodoji: Legend of the Overfiend” is a Japanese erotic horror manga series written and illustrated by Toshio Maeda.

(01:10:44) Mark’s “paintroller” line refers to this.

(01:16:54) In 2000AD’s “Judge Dredd”, Smokatoriums are buildings located across Mega-City One which allow citizens to freely smoke tobacco as much as they want (Due to it being a crime to smoke in public), these buildings require guests to wear hazmat suits so as not to choke on all the smoke excreted.

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