Here’s the second half of our Scariest Moments in Doctor Who podcast. Hear us quickly discover an urgent need for a thesaurus as we run out of synonyms for “unsettling”. Along the way, Hayden rediscovers some old school books and his missed career in central casting, and we all go kick-boxing on the Rec.


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(00:00:00) Our copy of the “Mission to the Unknown” disc begins with the theme music from “Chorlton and the Wheelies”, an animated children’s television series that ran from September 1976 until June 1979 on the British television channel ITV. It followed the adventures of Chorlton, a fictional happiness dragon, in Wheelie World. “Chorlton and the Wheelies” was created by Cosgrove Hall Films for Thames Television and broadcast on the ITV network. These clips come from the episode “Chorlton says it with flowers”.

(00:14:45) Hayden’s reference here is from “One Leg Too Few”, a comedy sketch written by Peter Cook and most famously performed by Cook and Dudley Moore.

(00:19:00) Extract pages from Hayden’s old school books and reading record books can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:28:47) Russell T Davies appears on “Desert Island Discs” to share the eight tracks, book and luxury he would want to take to if cast away to a desert island.

(00:55:05) Charlie Brooker’s “Screenwipe” on Doctor Who series 2.

(00:57:36) Richard David James (born 18 August 1971), best known by the stage name Aphex Twin, is a British electronic musician. He is best known for his idiosyncratic work in styles such as techno and ambient music in the 1990s, and has also been associated with the electronic subgenre known as intelligent dance music.

(01:01:56) Snugbury’s straw Dalek.

(01:04:35) The Deborah Watling co-venture reference refers to an anecdote from Hayden’s youth which can be found at timeframe 01:36:40 on our podcast #54 “Conventionality Belongs to Yesterday”.

(01:17:34) This TV commercial for the Battleship game can be found here.

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