We finally present the result of our poll of listeners’ Top 5 Fave Pat Troughton stories as part of our retrospective of the Second Doctor era.
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(00:01:15) “Vworp Vworp”, possibly the finest Doctor Who fan magazine ever, can be ordered here.
(00:01:25) Vesuvius was a robot character in “The Iron Legion”, a Fourth Doctor comic strip published in the first 8 issues of “Doctor Who Weekly”. A model of Vesuvius has recently been made by Phil Stevens which can be seen here.
(00:02:13) In 1988 Bluebird Toys UK released ‘Doctor Who in the Domain of the Daleks’. This playset was the shape of a Dalek and when opened it became the Dalek Headquarters. It contained a TARDIS with doors opening outwards and inside you could see the console room, a silver Dalek (with a ball bearing in its base) the 4th Doctor and at the top the Emperor Dalek. You could push back the front of the Emperor Dalek’s dome to reveal Davros (as seen in ‘Remembrance of the Daleks’ 1988).
(00:03:40) “War of the Daleks” was a board game released by Denys Fisher in 1975. Photos can be found on our Tumblr page here. The TV advert from the time for the game can be seen here.
(00:07:35) Danbury Mint issued a Doctor Who themed chess set in 1994. Photos can be found on our Tumblr page here. The pieces can be found listed here.
(00:07:40) “Doctor Who: The Game of Time and Space” was released in 1980. See photos on our Tumblr page here.
(00:09:55) Trextasy is a T-Rex tribute band. Photos of the gig Hayden took his mum to on her birthday can be seen on our Tumblr page here.
(00:11:20) “The Doctor Who Years“ was a streaming video, charting the history of Doctor Who on BBCi’s official Doctor Who website, where it is no longer available for viewing. It was produced to coincide with the return of the series to BBC Television screens in 2005, and was intended to present a potted history of the original Doctor Who series, broadcast between 1963–1989, in a manner which would be entertaining to new viewers, unfamiliar with the original series. The video was presented in three parts, The Sixties, The Seventies and The Eighties and featured material from every Doctor Who serial, presented chronologically and accompanied by narrative text and pop music that had featured in the UK Singles Chart at the time the clips were originally broadcast.
(00:14:02) “Some Mothers Do Ave Em” was a BBC sitcom, created and written by Raymond Allen and starring Michael Crawford and Michele Dotrice. It was first broadcast in 1973 and ran for two series, including two Christmas specials in 1974 and 1975. After a three-year absence, the programme returned for a third series in 1978 and again in 2016 for a one-off special. The series regularly garnered 25 million viewers and was broadcast in 60 countries. The series follows the accident-prone Frank Spencer and his tolerant wife Betty through Frank’s various attempts to maintain a job, which frequently end in disaster. The sitcom was noted for its stunt work, performed by Crawford himself, and it featured several well-known and much-lampooned catchphrases that have become part of British popular culture. The famous roller skating scene (featuring Hayden’s dad’s best friend) can be seen here. A judiciously edited version of this highlights where Hayden senior’s friend appears and can be seen on our Youtube channel here.
(00:16:08) Ncuti Gatwa’s latest costume compared with the one worn by Lenny Henry in his 1980s Doctor Who spoof can be seen on our Tumblr page here.
(00:18:26) This audio clip from Eastenders can be seen here.
(00:54:32) Mike Smash and Dave Nice are two fictional television characters who first appeared in the early 1990s TV sketch show Harry Enfield’s Television Programme. They were played by comedians Paul Whitehouse and Harry Enfield respectively. They are parodies of a certain style of ageing celebrity BBC Radio 1 disc jockey who started out with the station in the 1960s and stayed there until the mid-1990s. The characters incorporated the personalities, character traits and lifestyles of several different real-life DJs. The characters reference such DJs as Tony Blackburn, Dave Lee Travis, Simon Bates, Alan Freeman, Mike Read, Peter Powell, Noel Edmonds and Jimmy Savile amongst others. Any resemblance to what Hayden comes out with is purely coincidental.
(01:23:22) The “Tom Baker: In Confidence” interview from 2010 can be found here.
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