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.

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(00:00:00) “Who on Earth is Tom Baker?” is the autobiography of the great man, published in 1997. Tom can be found reading the audiobook here (assuming you still have a cassette player.

(00:12:52) Recently, on his journey home from work on the London Underground, Doc was diverted by the light saber umbrella clutched between the knees of the man sitting next to him. A photo can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:15:25) The purportedly final episode of the “42 to Doomsday” podcast can be found here.

(00:17:07) “Space Fall: A Blake’s 7 Podcast” has recently been launched by friends of the show, David Kitchen and Richard Nolan. Every fortnight these two fans (and their guests) have a look at each episode of Blake’s 7, in order, discussing what they love about it, but also going into more depth about the stories and characters. They’l also be looking at the guests stars, and including some fun segments such as “look, it was the 1970s”, “what cool lines did Chris Boucher write for Avon this week?”, and “player of the week”!

(00:19:01) Kevin (Jon) Davies, was the mastermind of “More Than 30 Years in the TARDIS” and jammy meeter of Douglas Adams in his youth. The whole of podcast #40 was devoted to Hayden’s interview with Kevin in 2015 and can be found here.

(00:23:18) Rafaella Carra Raffaella Maria Pelloni, better known as Raffaella Carrà, born 18 June 1943, Bologna) is an Italian singer, dancer, television presenter, and actress. In 1977, she had her only entry to the UK Singles Chart, reaching number 9, with “Do It, Do It Again”.

(00:34:24) The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939–45” by Nicholas Stargardt.

(00:38:12) Tom Baker: In Confidence (2010).

(00:39:39) Bernhard Carl “Bert” Trautmann OBE (22 October 1923 – 19 July 2013) was a German professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Manchester City from 1949 to 1964.

(00:41:18) “Boys’ Weeklies” is an essay by George Orwell in which he analyses those weekly story-paper publications for boys which were current around 1940. The essay deals primarily with the School Stories published in The Magnet and The Gem and also with the ‘Tuppenny Bloods’ published by D.C. Thomson.

(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.

(01:14:43) Tom Baker appearance on “This is Your Life” (2000) can be found here.

(01:22:32) “The Guardians”, a dystopian political thriller, is a television drama series of 13 60-minute episodes made by London Weekend Television and broadcast in the UK on the ITV network between 10 July 1971 and 2 October 1971. The complete series DVD box-set can be bought online here or here.

(01:24:25) “An Hour With Jon Pertwee” was a BBC radio show.

(01:26:10) “Who’s Next?” is the memoir of Derrick Sherwin.

(01:29:34) As our Easter Egg closing trest, Rafaella Carra visits The Whoseum to sing “Do It, Do It Again”.

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