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In the penultimate podcast before our 100th celebrations, Mark tells all about the Who at Hoylake convention where he stalked Matthew Waterhouse and was hailed by Richard Franklin as a campaigner against the ivory trade, Jurgen Klinsmann awakes from centuries of deep sleep (in the Tottenham attack) and, as we take a look at “The Ark in Space”, we hear how the life cycle of the wasp traumatised Mark as a boy.


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(00:00:40) Lest anyone think that Mark’s desire for a “ninety-nine” was in some way obscene, a 99 Flake can refer to an ice cream cone with a Cadbury Flake inserted in it.

(00:02:31) “The Peter Cushing” is a pub in Whitstable, Kent.

(00:03:51) This music clip is from “Summer in the City” by The Lovin’ Spoonful from 1966.

(00:04:52) “The Vault” is a book by Marcus Hearn.

(00:06:05) The radio script for an episode of a proposed Doctor Who radio series, to be made in the late sixties, and starring Peter Cushing as the Doctor, was to be called “Journey into Time” and was written by Malcolm Hulke .The article Mark refers to can be found in Issue 3 of the production research magazine “Nothing at the End of the Lane” which is sold out now but can be bought and downloaded as a PDF for a mere £2 at this link. The article Hayden refers to can be found here at the Doctor Who News site.

(00:08:45) Peter Firmin was the designer who co-created with Oliver Postgate the children’s TV shows Ivor the Engine, Bagpuss, The Clangers and others.

(00:09:50) This clip is from “The Dragon”, episode 5 of “Ivor the Engine”.

(00:11:50) “Players” is a BBC Books original novel written by Terrance Dicks and featuring the Sixth Doctor and Peri.

(00:18:26) The Stewart Lee joke is from his “Content Provider” show.

(00:23:40) Mark attended the “Who at Hoylake” convention.

(00:31:14) A photo of Mark in his VETOED t-shirt can be found on our Tumblr page here. A link to the BOSS t-shirt can be found here.

(00:32:00) Photos of Mark’s mulitply-signed convention programme can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:34:17) Richard Franklin played corrupt businessman Denis Rigg in the TV soap “Emmerdale Farm” (now “Emmerdale”) from 1988 to 1989. His character was crushed to death by a cow as a horrified Joe Sugden (Frazer Hines) looked on, as discussed in Diddly Dum Podcast #70 (“Surfeit of Beef”). The death scene photo which we never asked Richard Franklin to sign in the end can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:38:40) The photo of Matthew Waterhouse using a Viewmaster can be found on our Tumblr page here.

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