At last, we’ve finished counting the many votes which came in and in this podcast we announce the results of our poll for the Top Five Tom Baker stories.


MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC118 – The Amazing World of Tom Baker


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The Dandelion & Burdock promotion accompanying this podcast is of course a tribute to the Doctor Who promotion campaign with Ty-Phoo Tea in 1976 where “space-age shaped” octagonal cards could be collected with boxes of tea bags, each one showing a character or monster from the show. These cards could be affixed to a wallchart which you could send off for, and the icing on top of the cake was the accompanying “Amazing World of Doctor Who” book. A PDF of this book and of 12 Doctor Who trading cards released by Typhoo as part of the same promotion can be found on the DVD release of “The Face of Evil”. You can get a closer look at the seven cards for this latest podcast on our Tumblr page here.

(00:08:01) The Blue Box Quiz to which we refer here was the epic clash of civilizations as Canada, the Home Counties and the West Country met in episode 113 of the Blue Box Podcast (“Granddaddies versus Tenderfoots”).

(00:36:44) “When the Boat Comes In” is a British television period drama produced by the BBC between 1976 and 1981. The series stars James Bolam as Jack Ford, a First World War veteran who returns to his poverty-stricken (fictional) town of Gallowshield in the North East of England. The series dramatises the political struggles of the 1920s and 1930s and explores the impact of national and international politics upon Ford and the people around him.

(00:12:05) Our guilty hates podcast can be found at podcast 39 (“Three Angry Men”).

(00:23:37) Rassilon’s Horn was a meme from the early days of the Diddly Dum Podcast when one of us would blow a horn without warning and require another to hold forth on a given subject for 60 seconds.

(00:54:40) This Victoria Wood Coronation Street sketch can be viewed here.

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