Hayden finally returns to the fold from his radio sabbatical as we take a final look back on the DWAS Capitol³ convention. Our chat ranges from convention guests being press ganged in France to 007 films with a Carry On cast via Peter Gabriel impersonators.


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(00:08:42) The Seventeenth Kind is a science-fiction comedy film, an adaptation by director Andy Collier of a short story by Michael Marshall Smith that satririses The Shopping Channel. It stars Tony Curran, Sylvester McCoy, Brian Blessed, Lucy Pinder, Ralph Brown and Miriam Margolyes. It was released in 2014.

(00:08:24) Lucy Katherine Pinder (born 20 December 1983) is an English model and actress. After outing herself as a Conservative supporter on Big Brother, she was given a slot on the BBC’s The Daily Politics.

(00:08:42) Animal activist Brian Blessed had a heated disagreement with farmers while hosting a pig and poultry dinner in Warwickshire. The actor (81) was dressed as a Tudor king and had been asked what laws he would enact were he a ruling monarch. Blessed, who has campaigned against badger culling in the past, said he would ban the practice. Farmers then began airing their discontent at the former Flash Gordon actor, with one allegedly shouting and swearing at him, according to The Sun. Blessed reportedly responded with an expletive-laden tirade: “You’re all c****, I hope you all die of TB.” He then said it had been a bad idea for him to host a pig and poultry farmers’ event and left.

(00:26:16) Michael Parkinson’s interview with Meg Ryan.

(00:32:40) “Who’s Next” by Derrick Sherwin.

(00:39:56) Wirral Ways to Recovery is a free and confidential drug and alcohol service for adults (including offenders), young adults, families, carers and affected others in Wirral. CGL leads the Wirral Ways to Recovery partnership. They provide a range of treatment, recovery and support services for those who have concerns about their drug or alcohol use. Their goal is to support service users to achieve and maintain their own vision of recovery. They believe that any individual can change the direction of their life and live life to its full potential.

(00:40:20) At the time of going to press, this year’s Alan Gribble Trophy in memory of Hayden’s dad has raised £695 of its £1,000 target. You can still follow this link to show your support by making a donation.

(00:43:55) The photo of the four Diddly Dummers around the TARDIS console can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:47:35) The Capitol IV returns on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April 2019.

(00:49:04) The closing sequence of Bagpuss.

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