listen003This time, we apply the principles of Brexit negotiations to arrive at our top 5 Capaldi era stories…and end up with results that nobody wanted. The we look in detail at the number one story and each pick our favourite Capaldi moments. Along the way, Hayden bumps into Superman on a stag weekend and Mark gets mistaken for Bob Geldof by the guitarist from The Sweet.

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(00:04:43) Andy Scott is a Welsh musician and songwriter best known for being the lead guitarist and a backing vocalist in the band Sweet.

(00:08:07) Operation H.A.T.E. a fantasy adventure novella from the pen of Richard Franklin, better known as Captain Yates from Doctor Who.

(00:28:46) Doc has appeared on Episode 7 of “Desert Island Picks”, a series running on the Strangers in Space podcast which is the successor to the Blue Box Podcast.

(01:14:40) “Night of the Living Dead” is a 1968 American independent horror film written, directed, photographed and edited by George A. Romero, co-written by John Russo, and starring Duane Jones and Judith O’Dea. The story follows seven people who are trapped in a rural farmhouse in western Pennsylvania, which is besieged by a large and growing group of “living dead” monsters. “Night of the Living Dead” led to five subsequent films between 1978 and 2010, also directed by Romero, and inspired two remakes; the most well-known remake was released in 1990, directed by Tom Savini. The audio clip used here in our podcast is from the 1985 film and can be seen here.

(01:34:43) The song we finish with is, of course, “Block Buster!”, the 1973 single by The Sweet which spent 5 weeks at the top of the UK singles charts and can be seen being performed on “Top of the Pops” here.