The Five Faces of Delusion examine the Sixth Doctor story “Vengeance on Varos”. Along the way, we look forward to Hayden’s book being published next week and  we look back to the BBC’s repertory company of the 1970s.


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(00:01:19) “Child Out Of Time” is Hayden’s memoir of growing up and discovering Doctor Who in the Wilderness Years and will be published on 16 October 2017. Hayden’s blog can be found here  –  His Facebook page can be found here  –  His Twitter account can be found here  –  And you can now get the paperback here and the Kindle edition here.

(00:08:14) The 2018 “Who at Hoylake” convention will be held at Hoylake Social Club at postcode CH47 2BR. Guests announced so far include Toby Hadoke, Michael Troughton and Philip Hinchcliffe.

(00:10:45) The Doctor Who Appreciation Society’s “Cosmic Masque” issue IV is now available. This is a 76 page magazine about being a fan – full of fiction, reviews, interviews and articles. As with all DWAS e-magazines, it is free for everyone to download. Cosmic Masque issues I, II and III are also available.

(00:18:25) “The Old, The New and The Deadly”, an episode of “The Persuaders” starring Patrick Troughton can be found here.

(00:19:50) Lady Constance de Coverlet was a ridiculous female character played by Tim Brooke-Taylor in “I’m Sorry, I’ll Read That Again”, a BBC radio comedy programme in the 1960s.

(00:22:36) “The Shipping Forecast” is a BBC Radio broadcast of weather reports and forecasts for the seas around the coasts of the British Isles. It is produced by the Met Office and broadcast by BBC Radio 4 on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. The waters around the British Isles are divided into 31 sea areas, also known as weather areas. The unique and distinctive sound of these broadcasts has led to their attracting an audience much wider than that directly interested in maritime weather conditions. An example of the genre can be found here.

(01:05:38) “The Young Ones” – University Challenge sketch.

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