In this podcast, the Diddly Dumbers present some more exhibits to The Whoseum. Mark presents a gun prop which is a crossover between Doctor Who and The Tomorrow People, Hayden presents a book on the TARGET novelisations, Allan presents his wedding cake and Doc present the “I Claudius” DVD box-set. Along the way, Mark meets John Leeson (in a rare incarnation) by the seaside.


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(00:01:26) In June, our own Mark attended his third consecutive “Sci-Fi By The Sea” convention. A few of his photos can be found on our Tumble page here and here.

(00:05:41) Samantha Womack (née Janus) starred in “Game On”, a British sitcom which ran for three series on BBC2 from 1995 to 1998.

(00:07:59) John Leeson (born 1943) is of course a British actor who is known for playing the original Bungle in iconic children’s TV show “Rainbow” and for voicing K-9 in “Doctor Who”.

(00:10:07) It was on Diddly Dum Podcast episode 42 (Apprentice 2 A Pilot) that our former co-host Matt Charlton revealed that, so patently horrific was the first incarnation of Bungle from “Rainbow” and so apt to become a repressed memory, that he and his friends referred to him as The War Bungle. The clip occurs about 1 hour 28 mins into the podcast which can be found here.

(00:13:00) John Leeson’s signed photo for us as “The War Bungle” can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:16:55) Doctor Who Figurines – Eaglemoss Collections.

(00:19:00) Photos of Hayden’s signed book in Waterstones can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:20:25)  Hayden’s new book “Captain Random vs The Sandman” is now published and photos can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:25:39) Allan and Mark appear on Miles Northcott’s “Doctor Who’s Line is it Anyway?” podcast, episode 73 “The Vegetation” which can be found here.

(00:43:45) “Hit and Run”, Episode 5 of Season 2 of “The Sweeney”, featuring Patrick Troughton can be viewed here. The “slag” scene occurs about 4 mins into the video.

(00:44:32) The trailer for “The Scars of Dracula”, featuring Patrick Troughton, can be viewed here.

(00:45:33) It was on Diddly Dum Podcast episode 71 (Dead Links) that Mark immortalised the use of the Dalekmania TARDIS prop in The Avengers episode “Target”. The section begins about 48 mins into the podcast which can be found here. The clip of the prop being blown up can be seen on our Youtube channel here.

(00:47:15) “The Tomorrow People” is a British children’s science fiction television series produced by Thames Television for the ITV Network, the series first ran from 1973 to 1979. A remake appeared in 1992. All incarnations of the show concerned the emergence of the next stage of human evolution (Homo novis) known colloquially as Tomorrow People. Born to human parents, an apparently normal child might at some point between childhood and late adolescence experience a process called ‘breaking out’ and develop special paranormal abilities. These abilities include psionic powers such as telepathy, telekinesis, and teleportation. However, their psychological make-up prevents them from intentionally killing others. The opening title sequence can be seen here.

(00:51:00) “A Man For Emily” is the third episode of season three of the original series of “The Tomorrow People”. Peter Davison in all his semi-naked glory can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:51:11) Photos of the gun prop being presented by Mark this week can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:56:09) “The TARGET Book” by David J Howe.

(01:07:28) Photos of Allan and Erica’s wedding cake can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(01:12:00) “I, Claudius” is a 1976 BBC Television adaptation of Robert Graves’ I, Claudius and Claudius the God. Written by Jack Pulman, it starred Derek Jacobi as Claudius. The series covers the history of the early Roman Empire, told from the perspective of the elderly Emperor Claudius who narrates the series.

(    ) “The Lion in Winter” is a 1968 historical period drama film based on the Broadway play by James Goldman. It was directed by Anthony Harvey, written by James Goldman, and produced by Joseph E. Levine, Jane C. Nusbaum and Martin Poll from Goldman’s adaptation of his own play, The Lion in Winter. The film stars Peter O’Toole, Katharine Hepburn, John Castle, Anthony Hopkins (in his film debut in a major role), Jane Merrow and, in early appearances, Timothy Dalton (in his film debut) and Nigel Terry. The film was a commercial success (the 12th highest-grossing film of 1968) and won three Academy Awards, including one for Hepburn as Best Actress (tied with Barbra Streisand). There was a television remake in 2003.

(01:37:17) The closing music is Eleanor’s arrival at Chinon from “The Lion in Winter”.

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