As ever at this time of year, we wish you a Happy New Year and ourselves a Happy Birthday as we complete our sixth year of podcasting. This week we review “Spyfall” parts 1 & 2 and along the way we pay tribute to the late Neil Innes. And yes, we know it’s Bruce.


MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC124 – Ryanair


(00:03:30) A photo of Mark’s Hard Rock Gallifrey T-shirt can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:04:32) A photo of Doc’s “Domain of the Daleks” playset can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:18:19) A photo of Polly’s birthday presents from Neil Innes can be found on our Tumblr page here.

(00:19:50) “All You Need Is Cash” (also known as The Rutles) is a 1978 television film that traces (in mockumentary style) the career of a fictitious English rock group called the Rutles. As TV Guide described it, the group’s resemblance to the Beatles is “purely – and satirically – intentional”.

(00:24:30) The episode of BBC Radio 4’s “Chain Reaction” featuring Neil Innes interviewing Graham Linehan can be listened to here. 

(00:35:35) “The Likely Lads” is a British sitcom created and written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, and produced by Dick Clement. Twenty episodes were broadcast by the BBC, in three series, between 16 December 1964 and 23 July 1966. This show was followed by a sequel series, in colour, entitled “Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?”, broadcast between 9 January 1973 and 24 December 1974. “No Hiding Place”, the episode where the lads spend all day hidig from a football score, can be found here.

(01:38:08) We close this week with “Cheese and Onions” by Neil Innes and The Rutles.

The Diddly Dum Podcast acknowledges the copyright of anyone we’ve pinched anything from.