We never explained how Al, Doc and The Rev escaped the supernatural attack at the Devil’s Hump dig in the closing seconds of Podcast 010. Counter-intuitively, given the Doctor Who connection, the resolution is even more thrilling than the cliffhanger. However, explanations must wait as this week we find our podcasting heroes very much the worse for wear.

All those weeks visiting iconic drinking establishments from Doctor Who lore have taken their toll on the livers of The Diddly Dumbers. On medical advice, the Three Who Drool have retired to Llanfairfach in South Wales for an intense course of detoxification at The Nuthutch.

Wracked by delirium tremens, the Diddly Dumbers see visions of creepy crawlies running all over the house and their thoughts turn naturally to instances of giant insects in Doctor Who. Listen in as, between restorative nibbles at Nancy’s homegrown fungus, the boys reminisce about the Zarbi, Menoptera, Venom Grubs and Optera from The Web Planet, the Wirrn from The Ark in Space and the Tritovores from The Planet of the Dead.


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British Library “Comics Unmasked” exhibition (here) and (here) and (here)

Al’s report of his visit to Comics Unmasked (whenever he writes it)

Mythmakers: The Making of Doctor Who

The Glasgow Looking Glass

The Ninth Doctor running through Newport Station

Shawcraft Modelling

John Woods’ initial design for the Zarbi

Oz Magazine (here) and (here)

Kali scene from The Golden Voyage of Sinbad

Blackadder 2 – Asking for directions in Wales

When The Rev met Ray Harryhausen

Stan Laurel at The Panopticon, Glasgow

Steve Moore’s final story, “Spider-God” (Doctor Who Monthly #52)

The monsters in Planet of the Dead look like Steve Moore’s monsters from 2000AD Prog 549 (21 Nov 1987), episode 5 of “Oz”, (here) and (here) and (here) and (here)

The Scarifyers

Quatermass and the Pit – The cleansing of the Martian hives

Origins of the word “spam” (here) and (here)

The Goodies – Kitten Kong

Come Back Mrs Noah

Noah and Nelly in Skylark

The Rainbow Orchid by Garen Ewing (here) and (here)

The Phoenix Comic – Garen Ewing

The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec (here) and (here)

A Matter of Life and Death (here) and (here)

Warrrior – Laser Eraser

The Pigeon Patrol

Dez Skinn

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