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Diddly Dum Podcast

Diddly Dum Podcast
Description:
Far more than just another Doctor Who podcast.

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Diddly Dum Podcast Statistics
Episodes:
209
Average Episode Duration:
00:00
Longest Episode Duration:
00:00
Total Duration of all Episodes:
0 minutes and 0 seconds
Earliest Episode:
18 November 2018 (7:54am GMT)
Latest Episode:
7 November 2018 (12:01pm GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
8 days, 9 hours, 43 minutes and 35 seconds

Diddly Dum Podcast Episodes

  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 038 - Guilty Treasures

    6 August 2015 (8:36pm GMT)
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    The Four Faces of Delusion admit to their guilty pleasures when it comes to Doctor Who.

    Along the way, Matt drops names left right and centre to the great frustration of Doc and Hayden, we discuss the fallout of Colin Baker’s recent DWM interview and imagine the emotional consequences if ever a poll were held for favourite Diddly Dumber, we debate the use of “Show and Tell” as a tool for the education of Britain’s youth, Doc examines how puberty affects one’s view of his own guilty pleasure, Matt argues that the Peladon stories are in fact Star Trek Voyager episodes and Hayden looks back on the anagramatised Anthony Ainley.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/ddpc038-guilty-treasures.mp3

    MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC038 – Guilty Treasures

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    Find us on Facebook

    We can also be found on the Doctor Who Podcast Alliance

    Find Diddly Dum pics on Tumbler.

    Visit our new Youtube page.

    THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

    SHOWNOTES

    Fabe Cafe, Manchester will be hosting “An Audience with Philip Hinchcliffe – Hinchcliffe’s BBC” on 4th October 2015.

    “Invasion: Earth” is a BBC science fiction TV series. It was made in collaboration with the Sci Fi Channel, and released in 1998 as six fifty minute episodes.

    Sylvester McCoy’s recent announcement that he didn’t favour a female Doctor sparked much discussion on Kasterborous.com.

    Doctor Who Series 9 trailer breakdown.

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




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 037 - Podcasters Assemble

    8 July 2015 (7:42pm GMT)
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    This week we let Hayden loose again with the Diddly Dum microphone. This time he's chatting to fellow Doctor Who podcasters. Rob (Brave Heart) Irwin of the Who Wars Podcast tells of trying to please both Doctor Who and Star Wars fans. Steven (No Less) Schapansky of Radio Free Skaro recalls the day he was cured of stage fright. Toby (For it is he) Hadoke of the Who's Round podcast reveals his underhand use of Coronation Street to manipulate Russell T Davies into undertaking his mammoth and still not finished) interview. J R (Sorry you were out) Southall of the Blue Box Podcast asserts that our own Doc Whom struck lucky twice. Doc himself was fortunately not within reach of a microphone to dispute this claim. Along the way, we find out what constitutes a cool photo with Tom Baker, Hayden relates his meeting with Peter Capaldi and reveals which director sent him scurrying behind the sofa in fear when he was interviewed by hockey fans, and residents of EX postcodes discover why Doctor Who was responsible for their post being delivered late.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/ddpc037-podcasters-assemble.mp3

    MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC037 – Podcasters Assemble

    Listen/download on iTunes

    Audioboo

    Stitcher.com

    Find us on Facebook

    We can also be found on the Doctor Who Podcast Alliance

    Find Diddly Dum pics on Tumbler.

    Visit our new Youtube page.

    THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

    SHOWNOTES

    Rob Irwin is the major domo not only of the Who Wars podcast but of the growing Who Wars network of podcasts.

    Steven Schapansky is one of the Three Who Rule, the purveyors of Radio Free Skaro.

    Toby Hadoke is the knight errant of the Who's Round podcast (hosted on the Big Finish podcast). His valiant quest to mark Doctor Who's 50th anniversary by interviewing enough people to obtain an anecdote for every story has been entertaining fandom for well over a year.

    When it come to eminences grises of podcasts, they don't come much greyer than J R Southall of the Blue Box Podcast. J R is also the brains behind the Watching Books publishing arm.

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




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 037 - Podcasters Assemble

    8 July 2015 (7:28pm GMT)
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    This week we let Hayden loose again with the Diddly Dum microphone. This time he’s chatting to fellow Doctor Who podcasters.

    Rob (Brave Heart) Irwin of the Who Wars Podcast tells of trying to please both Doctor Who and Star Wars fans. Steven (No Less) Schapansky of Radio Free Skaro recalls the day he was cured of stage fright. Toby (For it is he) Hadoke of the Who’s Round podcast reveals his underhand use of Coronation Street to manipulate Russell T Davies into undertaking his mammoth and still not finished) interview. J R (Sorry you were out) Southall of the Blue Box Podcast asserts that our own Doc Whom struck lucky twice. Doc himself was fortunately not within reach of a microphone to dispute this claim.

    Along the way, we find out what constitutes a cool photo with Tom Baker, Hayden relates his meeting with Peter Capaldi and reveals which director sent him scurrying behind the sofa in fear when he was interviewed by hockey fans, and residents of EX postcodes discover why Doctor Who was responsible for their post being delivered late.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/ddpc037-podcasters-assemble.mp3

     




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 036 - The Human Palindrome

    27 June 2015 (3:04pm GMT)
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    The Four Faces of Delusion become five as we complete our set of Blue Box Podcasters by welcoming Mark Cockram to the Diddly Dum Whoseum.

    Mark has brought along a number of items which are redolent for him of a life with the Doctor. From Jon Pertwee’s “Who is the Doctor” single to the Graham Williams era via Loose Cannon reconstructions. As for the man who stopped Tom Baker on Oxford Street and told him about his childhood in a care home, Mark’s own tale of his primary school Tom Baker trauma knocks that into a cocked hat.

    Along the way, we toast absent friends in the finest vintage of Dandelion & Burdock while extrapolating the succession of Doctors we might have had if the late Ron Moody had succeeded Patrick Troughton – William Hartnell, Pat Troughton, Ron Moody, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and Christopher Lee in cricket whites. We discover that Hayden’s great-grandfather was the first person ever to sell Ford motor cars…(listen in to hear the end of that sentence). We also hear of Mark’s memories of seeing Matthew Waterhouse in a stage production of Treasure Island and the role of “Inherit the Wind” in the Cockram family acquiring their first VCR.

    Only on Diddly Dum.

     

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/ddpc036-the-human-palindrome.mp3

    MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC036 – The Human Palindrome

     

    Listen/download on iTunes

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    Find us on Facebook

    We can also be found on the Doctor Who Podcast Alliance

    All artwork for the Diddly Dum Podcast by our own The Rev can be found collected here on Pinterest.

    Find Diddly Dum pics on Tumbler.

    THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

     

    SHOWNOTES

    Mark is the fourth member of the Blue Box Podcast to have visited the Diddly Dum Whoseum.

    Stalwart of Classic Diddly Dum and son of the Humber, The Rev (a.k.a. Andy), has recently started his Top Geak Podcast where he has collected his top interviews which have appeared on the Who Wars Podcast. Our reverend colleague interviews luminaries from the worlds of comic art and writing (including Lee Sullivan, Cavan Scott, Simon Fraser and Racheal Smith) and of Doctor Who and sci-fi (including Dominic Glynn, Andrew Smith, Peter Harness and Mat Irvine). Top Geak can be found at its Facebook page, on iTunes and at its own blog.

    Vincent Price appears on Christopher Lee’s “This is Your Life”.

    Peter Cushing appears on Christopher Lee’s “This is Your Life”.

    Stephen Fry’s QI anecdote about Peter Cushing phoning Christopher Lee.

    Jon Pertwee singing the Wozel Gummidge song.

    Screen Test with Michael Rodd.

    Syd Dale – Marching There And Back (Screen Test Theme).

    Mark’s Blue Box colleague, Lee, can also be heard on his “Sound & Vision” show on Phonic FM.

    “Watching Books” was created in order to republish the three You and Who books which had previously been available from Miwk Publishing but which had fallen out of print during 2013, as well as to carry on the line with future You and Who books and related volumes. The books mentioned in this week’s podcast can be found here.

    The Golden Dancer rocking horse scene can be found 48 mins into “Inherit the Wind” (1960).

     

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

     

     

     




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 036 - The Human Palindrome

    27 June 2015 (3:04pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    The Four Faces of Delusion become five as we complete our set of Blue Box Podcasters by welcoming Mark Cockram to the Diddly Dum Whoseum.

    Mark has brought along a number of items which are redolent for him of a life with the Doctor. From Jon Pertwee’s “Who is the Doctor” single to the Graham Williams era via Loose Cannon reconstructions. As for the man who stopped Tom Baker on Oxford Street and told him about his childhood in a care home, Mark’s own tale of his primary school Tom Baker trauma knocks that into a cocked hat.

    Along the way, we toast absent friends in the finest vintage of Dandelion & Burdock while extrapolating the succession of Doctors we might have had if the late Ron Moody had succeeded Patrick Troughton – William Hartnell, Pat Troughton, Ron Moody, the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man and Christopher Lee in cricket whites. We discover that Hayden’s great-grandfather was the first person ever to sell Ford motor cars…(listen in to hear the end of that sentence). We also hear of Mark’s memories of seeing Matthew Waterhouse in a stage production of Treasure Island and the role of “Inherit the Wind” in the Cockram family acquiring their first VCR.

    Only on Diddly Dum.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/ddpc036-the-human-palindrome.mp3

    MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC036 – The Human Palindrome

    Listen/download on iTunes

    Audioboo

    Stitcher.com

    Find us on Facebook

    We can also be found on the Doctor Who Podcast Alliance

    All artwork for the Diddly Dum Podcast by our own The Rev can be found collected here on Pinterest.

    Find Diddly Dum pics on Tumbler.

    THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

    SHOWNOTES

    Mark is the fourth member of the Blue Box Podcast to have visited the Diddly Dum Whoseum.

    Stalwart of Classic Diddly Dum and son of the Humber, The Rev (a.k.a. Andy), has recently started his Top Geak Podcast where he has collected his top interviews which have appeared on the Who Wars Podcast. Our reverend colleague interviews luminaries from the worlds of comic art and writing (including Lee Sullivan, Cavan Scott, Simon Fraser and Racheal Smith) and of Doctor Who and sci-fi (including Dominic Glynn, Andrew Smith, Peter Harness and Mat Irvine). Top Geak can be found at its Facebook page, on iTunes and at its own blog.

    Vincent Price appears on Christopher Lee’s “This is Your Life”.

    Peter Cushing appears on Christopher Lee’s “This is Your Life”.

    Stephen Fry’s QI anecdote about Peter Cushing phoning Christopher Lee.

    Jon Pertwee singing the Wozel Gummidge song.

    Screen Test with Michael Rodd.

    Syd Dale – Marching There And Back (Screen Test Theme).

    Mark’s Blue Box colleague, Lee, can also be heard on his “Sound & Vision” show on Phonic FM.

    “Watching Books” was created in order to republish the three You and Who books which had previously been available from Miwk Publishing but which had fallen out of print during 2013, as well as to carry on the line with future You and Who books and related volumes. The books mentioned in this week’s podcast can be found here.

    The Golden Dancer rocking horse scene can be found 48 mins into “Inherit the Wind” (1960).

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




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 035 - Stage Fright

    6 June 2015 (10:17am GMT)
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    Hayden and Matt’s recent visit to the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular set them pondering as to whether Doctor Who works in a stage format. Therefore, in this week’s podcast, the Four Faces of Delusion look at the history of Doctor Who on stage – Curse of the Daleks, Seven Keys to Doomsday, The Ultimate Adventure, The Trial of Davros and Doctor Who Live: The Monsters are Coming.

    Along the way we see C3PO and Princess Leia go toe to toe with Nick Briggs, Murray Gold “accidentally” bumps into Hayden and insists on a selfie with the noted podcaster, we learn of the Satanic message hidden within the Series 8 music when played backwards, Matt reveals his secret for getting Doctor Who Proms tickets, we explore the links between Peter Miles and Peter Gabriel and Doc explains the Rule of Seven in TV sci-fi. Arm yourself for future pub quizzes as we work out which was the first ever scene in which a Doctor kisses a companion – and it isn’t what you might think (Benton doesn’t count as a companion).

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/ddpc035-stage-fright.mp3

    MP3 Direct Download link = DDPC035 – Stage Fright

    Listen/download on iTunes

    Audioboo

    Stitcher.com

    Find us on Facebook

    We can also be found on the Doctor Who Podcast Alliance

    All artwork for the Diddly Dum Podcast by our own The Rev can be found collected here on Pinterest.

    Find Diddly Dum pics on Tumbler.

    THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

     

    SHOWNOTES

    The bomb scare which nearly cancelled Hayden and Matt’s visit to the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular.

    Hayden’s photos of the Wembley performance of the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular can be found on our Tumbler page.

    Roger Delgado’s final appearance in “La Cloche Tibetaine”.

    Steven Moffat says that the Doctor is besotted with his companions.

    “The Curse of the Daleks” was a Dalek stage play, written by David Whitaker and Terry Nation, which appeared for one month at the Wyndham’s Theatre in London beginning 21 December 1965. It was later adapted as a Big Finish audio play.

    The Dalek props from “Curse of the Daleks”.

    The programme from “Curse of the Daleks”.

    “(Doctor Who and the Daleks in the) Seven Keys to Doomsday” was a stage play which ran at the Adelphi Theatre in London for four weeks, beginning on 16 December 1974. It was later adapted as a Big Finish audio play.

    “Seven Keys to Doomsday” featured such characters as The Master of Karn and the Clawrantulas.

    Trevor Martin as the Doctor in “Seven Keys to Doomsday”.

    The “Time Space Visualiser” is rhe magazine of the New Zealand Doctor Who Fan Club.

    The Weetabix commercial Dalek.

    “Seven Keys to Doomsday” had a later run in 1984 at the Porirua Little Theatre in New Zealand.

    “The Ultimate Adventure” was a 1989 stage play written by Terrance Dicks, staged at twenty theatres around Britain, commencing 23 March 1989. It was later adapted as a Big Finish audio play.

    Thanks to Mark Humphries, video clips of the Jon Pertwee version and the Colin Baker version of “The Ultimate Adventure” are available on Youtube.

    Cast photos from “The Ultimate Adventure”, featuring Jon Pertwee, David Banks and Colin Baker as the Doctor.

    Here is the episode of “Return of the Jedi – the Expanded Radio Dramatisation” which knocks Big Finish into a cocked hat when it comes to observational dialogue (a.k.a. shoehorning stage directions into a script). The scene Hayden mentions in the podcast can be found from 1 min 15 secs onwards.

    Cadbury’s “Smash” used to advertise their powdered mashed potato using robots whose voices became burned into the minds of generations of Brits.

    “The Trial of Davros” is a theatrical production written by Kevin Taylor and Michael Wisher for Hyde Fundraisers, a group of science fiction fans who make and appear in replica costumes from TV series and films such as Doctor Who and Star Wars to raise funds for various charities. The play was performed twice, in 1993 and 2005.

    Hyde Fundraisers

    Behind the scenes location filming clips from “The Trial of Davros”.

    Cast of “The Trial of Davros”.

    Thameside Hippodrome.

    “Doctor Who Live: The Monsters are Coming”. The official video promo is here.

    Vworp at The Britons Protection.

    “The Crash of the Elysium” is a one-hour theatrical work created originally for children by the British company Punchdrunk, centred on the unexplained disappearance of a Victorian steamer named the Elysium and its investigation by the Eleventh Doctor. It premiered at MediaCityUK in Salford from 1 to 17 July 2011 as part of the Manchester International Festival, with a central narrative idea from Steven Moffat and written by Tom MacRae.

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

     




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 035 - Stage Fright

    6 June 2015 (10:17am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    Hayden and Matt’s recent visit to the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular set them pondering as to whether Doctor Who works in a stage format. Therefore, in this week’s podcast, the Four Faces of Delusion look at the history of Doctor Who on stage – Curse of the Daleks, Seven Keys to Doomsday, The Ultimate Adventure, The Trial of Davros and Doctor Who Live: The Monsters are Coming.

    Along the way we see C3PO and Princess Leia go toe to toe with Nick Briggs, Murray Gold “accidentally” bumps into Hayden and insists on a selfie with the noted podcaster, we learn of the Satanic message hidden within the Series 8 music when played backwards, Matt reveals his secret for getting Doctor Who Proms tickets, we explore the links between Peter Miles and Peter Gabriel and Doc explains the Rule of Seven in TV sci-fi. Arm yourself for future pub quizzes as we work out which was the first ever scene in which a Doctor kisses a companion – and it isn’t what you might think (Benton doesn’t count as a companion).

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2015/06/ddpc035-stage-fright.mp3

    MP3 Direct Download link = DDPC035 – Stage Fright

    Listen/download on iTunes

    Audioboo

    Stitcher.com

    Find us on Facebook

    We can also be found on the Doctor Who Podcast Alliance

    All artwork for the Diddly Dum Podcast by our own The Rev can be found collected here on Pinterest.

    Find Diddly Dum pics on Tumbler.

    THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

    SHOWNOTES

    The bomb scare which nearly cancelled Hayden and Matt’s visit to the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular.

    Hayden’s photos of the Wembley performance of the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular can be found on our Tumbler page.

    Roger Delgado’s final appearance in “La Cloche Tibetaine”.

    Steven Moffat says that the Doctor is besotted with his companions.

    “The Curse of the Daleks” was a Dalek stage play, written by David Whitaker and Terry Nation, which appeared for one month at the Wyndham’s Theatre in London beginning 21 December 1965. It was later adapted as a Big Finish audio play.

    The Dalek props from “Curse of the Daleks”.

    The programme from “Curse of the Daleks”.

    “(Doctor Who and the Daleks in the) Seven Keys to Doomsday” was a stage play which ran at the Adelphi Theatre in London for four weeks, beginning on 16 December 1974. It was later adapted as a Big Finish audio play.

    “Seven Keys to Doomsday” featured such characters as The Master of Karn and the Clawrantulas.

    Trevor Martin as the Doctor in “Seven Keys to Doomsday”.

    The “Time Space Visualiser” is rhe magazine of the New Zealand Doctor Who Fan Club.

    The Weetabix commercial Dalek.

    “Seven Keys to Doomsday” had a later run in 1984 at the Porirua Little Theatre in New Zealand.

    “The Ultimate Adventure” was a 1989 stage play written by Terrance Dicks, staged at twenty theatres around Britain, commencing 23 March 1989. It was later adapted as a Big Finish audio play.

    Thanks to Mark Humphries, video clips of the Jon Pertwee version and the Colin Baker version of “The Ultimate Adventure” are available on Youtube.

    Cast photos from “The Ultimate Adventure”, featuring Jon Pertwee, David Banks and Colin Baker as the Doctor.

    Here is the episode of “Return of the Jedi – the Expanded Radio Dramatisation” which knocks Big Finish into a cocked hat when it comes to observational dialogue (a.k.a. shoehorning stage directions into a script). The scene Hayden mentions in the podcast can be found from 1 min 15 secs onwards.

    Cadbury’s “Smash” used to advertise their powdered mashed potato using robots whose voices became burned into the minds of generations of Brits.

    “The Trial of Davros” is a theatrical production written by Kevin Taylor and Michael Wisher for Hyde Fundraisers, a group of science fiction fans who make and appear in replica costumes from TV series and films such as Doctor Who and Star Wars to raise funds for various charities. The play was performed twice, in 1993 and 2005.

    Hyde Fundraisers

    Behind the scenes location filming clips from “The Trial of Davros”.

    Cast of “The Trial of Davros”.

    Thameside Hippodrome.

    “Doctor Who Live: The Monsters are Coming”. The official video promo is here.

    Vworp at The Britons Protection.

    “The Crash of the Elysium” is a one-hour theatrical work created originally for children by the British company Punchdrunk, centred on the unexplained disappearance of a Victorian steamer named the Elysium and its investigation by the Eleventh Doctor. It premiered at MediaCityUK in Salford from 1 to 17 July 2011 as part of the Manchester International Festival, with a central narrative idea from Steven Moffat and written by Tom MacRae.

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




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST - From Diddly With Love

    23 May 2015 (12:10pm GMT)
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    mi-stingray-3

    Deep within the disused World War Two pedalo pens on Diddly Dum Island lurks a familar shape. A full-sized Lego replica of Stingray waiting to take our podcasting heroes on a global tour of Doctor Who’s underwater story locations.

    Gasp as you visit with us the ruins of ancient Atlantis. Thrill as we’re chased along the beach outside HMS Seaspite by angry Lego executives. Shudder as we enter a pitched battle with the Merkyr. Blanch as we milk the Skarasen for lactic fluid for our tea.

    Along the way, we reveal the links between Seabase Four and TV game show 3-2-1, and we explain the importance of ankles in an underwater environment. Only on Diddly Dum.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/ddpc034-from-diddly-with-love1.mp3

    Direct MP3 Download Link = DDPC034 – From Diddly With Love

    SHOWNOTES

    “Stingray” is a British children’s Supermarionation television series, created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and produced by AP Films for ATV and ITC Entertainment between 1964 and 1965.

    The return of the Zygons and Osgood.

    Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular.

    The Doctor is not your role model, says Steven Moffat.

    “3-2-1″ was a popular British game show that was made by Yorkshire Television for ITV. It ran for ten years, between 29 July 1978 and 24 December 1988, with former Butlins Redcoat Ted Rogers as the host.

    Dusty Bin.

    “Aqua Marina”.

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




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 034 - From Diddly With Love

    23 May 2015 (12:10pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    mi-stingray-3 Deep within the disused World War Two pedalo pens on Diddly Dum Island lurks a familar shape. A full-sized Lego replica of Stingray waiting to take our podcasting heroes on a global tour of Doctor Who’s underwater story locations. Gasp as you visit with us the ruins of ancient Atlantis. Thrill as we’re chased along the beach outside HMS Seaspite by angry Lego executives. Shudder as we enter a pitched battle with the Myrka. Blanch as we milk the Skarasen for lactic fluid for our tea. Along the way, we reveal the links between Seabase Four and TV game show 3-2-1, and we explain the importance of ankles in an underwater environment. Only on Diddly Dum.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/ddpc034-from-diddly-with-love1.mp3

    Direct MP3 Download Link = DDPC034 – From Diddly With Love

    Listen/download on iTunes

    Audioboo

    Stitcher.com

    Find us on Facebook

    We can also be found on the Doctor Who Podcast Alliance

    All artwork for the Diddly Dum Podcast by our own The Rev can be found collected here on Pinterest.

    THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

    SHOWNOTES

    “Stingray” is a British children’s Supermarionation television series, created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and produced by AP Films for ATV and ITC Entertainment between 1964 and 1965.

    The return of the Zygons and Osgood.

    Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular.

    The Doctor is not your role model, says Steven Moffat.

    “3-2-1” was a popular British game show that was made by Yorkshire Television for ITV. It ran for ten years, between 29 July 1978 and 24 December 1988, with former Butlins Redcoat Ted Rogers as the host.

    Dusty Bin.

    “Aqua Marina”.

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




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 033 - Longleat Memories

    7 May 2015 (10:30pm GMT)
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    Hayden flies the podcast solo this week as he speaks to four guests about their memories of attending Doctor Who’s 20th anniversary celebrations at Longleat in 1983.

    Hear about camping overnight (in April!) to beat the queues. Learn how Jon Pertwee single-handedly thwarted Ian Levine’s auction. Gasp as you hear how Lis Sladen and Carole Ann Ford secretly ditched their dodgy autograph photos. And simply enjoy as the Marquess of Bath lets it all hang out.

    Listen/download on iTunes

    Audioboo

    Stitcher.com

    Find us on Facebook

    We can also be found on the Doctor Who Podcast Alliance

    All artwork for the Diddly Dum Podcast by our own The Rev can be found collected here on Pinterest.

    THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/ddpc033-longleat-memories.mp3

    Direct MP3 Download link = DDPC033 – Longleat Memories

    SHOWNOTES

    Lots of memories of Longleat 1983 can be found on the splendid “O.L.G. Doctor Who Pages” here and here and here.

    Hayden’s first guest is Lee Rawlings, he of the Blue Box Podcast and tormentor of JR Southall.

    Lee mentions his “Doctor Who at Longleat” Facebook page which you can find here and to which he encourages anyone with memories/mementoes of Longleat to contribute.

    Lee is one of the eminences grise(s)? behind the revival of the Cygnus Alpha fanzine. But the original incarnation (iteration?) of the fanzine was alive and well in 1983 and reporting on Longleat as can be seen from these pieces. They are also reproduced on the “Doctor Who at Longleat” Facebook page.

    “Seasons of War” is the unofficial Doctor Who charity anthology.

    Hayden’s second guest is Jamie Wells.

    Hayden’s third guest is Phil Newman. Phil is currently set designing this production of “Saint/Jeanne” at Chelsea Theatre.

    Here are two of Phil photos from the day he starred in “Dimensions in Time”, the 1993 Doctor Who/Eastenders crossover special which marked the show’s 30th anniversary. And here is Phil himself in costume sitting on a bin.

    Here is surviving footage of the auction and here is captured the moment that Jon Pertwee thwarted Ian Levine’s auction plans.

    “Breakfast Time” interview with Pat Troughton and Peter Davison.

    Hayden’s fourth guest is Tony Jordan.

    On 23 July 2014, Waris Hussein unveils the Doctor Who Appreciation Society’s plaque commemorating Verity Lambert at Riverside Studios.

    Tom Baker’s panel at Longleat.

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




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 033 - Longleat Memories

    7 May 2015 (10:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    Hayden flies the podcast solo this week as he speaks to four guests about their memories of attending Doctor Who’s 20th anniversary celebrations at Longleat in 1983.

    Hear about camping overnight (in April!) to beat the queues. Learn how Jon Pertwee single-handedly thwarted Ian Levine’s auction. Gasp as you hear how Lis Sladen and Carole Ann Ford secretly ditched their dodgy autograph photos. And simply enjoy as the Marquess of Bath lets it all hang out.

    Listen/download on iTunes

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    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/ddpc033-longleat-memories.mp3

    Direct MP3 Download link = DDPC033 – Longleat Memories

    SHOWNOTES

    Lots of memories of Longleat 1983 can be found on the splendid “O.L.G. Doctor Who Pages” here and here and here.

    Hayden’s first guest is Lee Rawlings, he of the Blue Box Podcast and tormentor of JR Southall.

    Lee mentions his “Doctor Who at Longleat” Facebook page which you can find here and to which he encourages anyone with memories/mementoes of Longleat to contribute.

    Lee is one of the eminences grise(s)? behind the revival of the Cygnus Alpha fanzine. But the original incarnation (iteration?) of the fanzine was alive and well in 1983 and reporting on Longleat as can be seen from these pieces. They are also reproduced on the “Doctor Who at Longleat” Facebook page.

    “Seasons of War” is the unofficial Doctor Who charity anthology.

    Hayden’s second guest is Jamie Wells.

    Hayden’s third guest is Phil Newman. Phil is currently directing this production of “Saint/Jeanne” at Chelsea Theatre.

    Here are two of Phil photos from the day he starred in “Dimensions in Time”, the 1993 Doctor Who/Eastenders crossover special which marked the show’s 30th anniversary. And here is Phil himself in costume sitting on a bin.

    Here is surviving footage of the auction and here is captured the moment that Jon Pertwee thwarted Ian Levine’s auction plans.

    “Breakfast Time” interview with Pat Troughton and Peter Davison.

    Hayden’s fourth guest is Tony Jordan.

    On 23 July 2014, Waris Hussein unveils the Doctor Who Appreciation Society’s plaque commemorating Verity Lambert at Riverside Studios.

    Tom Baker’s panel at Longleat.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 032 - Ours Mounted Lasers on Robot Parrots

    29 April 2015 (11:11pm GMT)
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    Gareth Kavanagh joins the Four Faces of Delusion to debate the Doctor Who issues of the day and to present K9 - the Doctor's second best friend - for permanent display in the marble halls of the Whoseum (along with his duelling partner).

    Gareth's researches have uncovered Steve Gallagher's original scripts for "Warriors' Gate" (greatly changed by Messs Bidmead and Joyce) and reveals K9's originally planned, heartbreaking farewell words - you will sob your heats out. We also find the perfect replacement voice for K9 should John Leeson ever retire and the reason why Jo Grant was never given a K9 of her own.

    Along the way, Hayden disappears mysteriously while researching the Shada shooting locations in Cambridge. While waiting for him to reappear, we chat about Gareth's recent hosting of "An Evening with Terrance Dicks", the similarities between Trau Morgus and Alan Sugar, the top ten business lessons from Caves of Androzani, the plot outline for the "Life on Mars" Christmas special that never happened and Doctor Who / Coronation Street crossovers. Finally Doc gets potty trained by Orac. Only on Diddly Dum.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/ddpc032-ours-mounted-lasers-on-robot-parrots.mp3

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    SHOWNOTES

    Our Whoseum guest this week is Gareth Kavanagh. Once the eminence grise of that mainstay of Doctor Who fandom in Manchester, the Lass O’Gowrie pub, Gareth’s Facebook page can be found here.

    The glitch in the personality software of the Diddly Dum computer remains unfixed as it continues to impersonate famous computers of stage and screen.

    “Messing About on the River” from The Wind in the Willows (1996).

    Together with his colleagues, Gareth runs “Vworp Vworp!” – a fanzine that celebrates Doctor Who in comic strip form and Doctor Who Magazine.

    In 1975 Weetabix ran its first Doctor Who promotion in the UK. The famously yellow packets of the breakfast cereal contained collectible stand-up card characters. The inside of the cereal packet was printed with a variety of background diorama scenes in which to place the cards. Betweeen March and May 1977, Weetabix ran another Doctor Who promotion. There were four full-sized boards to collect from the back of the cereal packets. Each pack also contained one of six sets of double-sided, stand-up game cards consisting of three character cards and one coded “Message from the Time Lords” card. Our very own Doc (for it is he) has also discussed these Weetabix promotions in his own blog.

    In 2011, Volume 2 of Vworp Vworp! magazine came with a free Vworpabix game, an affectionate tribute to the originals comprising four game boards and four sets of double-sided stand-up game cards. These were updated to portray modern Doctor Who characters and were beautifully illustrated by Gareth’s chums Adrian Salmon, Graeme Neil Reid, Leighton Noyes and Simon Gurr.

    Lalla Ward and K9 appearing on “Nationwide”.

    “Nothing at the End of the Lane” is the magazine of Doctor Who Research and Restoration.

    This week’s guest Gareth hosts “An Afternoon with Terrance Dicks” at the FAB Cafe in Manchetster, the film footage of which can be found here.

    Kay Patrick appeared as Poppaea as Flower in the First Doctor stories “The Romans” and “The Savages” respectively. She has also worked as a director and an associate producer on Coronation Street.

    Stephen (Steve) Gallagher is a British novelist, screenwriter and director famed for writing the Fourth Doctor story “Warriors’ Gate” and the Fifth Doctor story “Terminus”. But he earned an eternal place in Doc’s personal hall of fame by writing a trilogy of sci-fi serials in the late 1970s which Doc heard in his tender and impressionable years on Piccadilly Radio in the days when even independent British radio stations were obliged by their licences to produce a certain amount of decent drama.

    Late 1970s jingles from Manchester’s Piccadilly Radio.

    “Blake’s Junction 7” in which we discover Orac’s fondess for Brown Ale.

    The Lego Liberator teleport control room.

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




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 032 - Ours Mounted Lasers on Robot Parrots

    29 April 2015 (11:02pm GMT)
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    Gareth Kavanagh joins the Four Faces of Delusion to debate the Doctor Who issues of the day and to present K9 – the Doctor’s second best friend – for permanent display in the marble halls of the Whoseum (along with his duelling partner).

    Gareth’s researches have uncovered Steve Gallagher’s original scripts for “Warriors’ Gate” (greatly changed by Messs Bidmead and Joyce) and reveals K9’s originally planned, heartbreaking farewell words – you will sob your heats out. We also find the perfect replacement voice for K9 should John Leeson ever retire and the reason why Jo Grant was never given a K9 of her own.

    Along the way, Hayden disappears mysteriously while researching the Shada shooting locations in Cambridge. While waiting for him to reappear, we chat about Gareth’s recent hosting of “An Evening with Terrance Dicks”, the similarities between Trau Morgus and Alan Sugar, the top ten business lessons from Caves of Androzani, the plot outline for the “Life on Mars” Christmas special that never happened and Doctor Who / Coronation Street crossovers. Finally Doc gets potty trained by Orac. Only on Diddly Dum.

     

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    SHOWNOTES

    Our Whoseum guest this week is Gareth Kavanagh. Once the eminence grise of that mainstay of Doctor Who fandom in Manchester, the Lass O’Gowrie pub. Gareth’s Facebook page can be found here. The glitch in the personality software of the Diddly Dum computer remains unfixed as it continues to impersonate famous computers of stage and screen. “Messing About on the River” from The Wind in the Willows (1996). Together with his colleagues, Gareth runs Vworp Vworp! – a fanzine that celebrates Doctor Who in comic strip form and Doctor Who Magazine. Lalla Ward and K9 appearing on “Nationwide”. “Nothing at the End of the Lane” is the magazine of Doctor Who Research and Restoration. This week’s guest Gareth host “An Afternoon with Terrance Dicks” at the FAB Cafe in Manchester, the film footage of which can be found here. Kay Patrick appeared as (respectively) Poppaea and Flower in the First Doctor storyies”The Romans” and “The Savages”. She has also worked as a director and an associate producer on Coronation Street. In 1974, Pat Troughton played George Barton in Coronation Street. Lis Sladen played Anita Reynolds in Coronation Street. Fraser Hines played Roger Wain in Coronation Street in 1965. Stephen (Steve) Gallagher is a British novelist, screenwriter and director famed for writing the Fourth Doctor story “Warriors’ Gate” and the Fifth Doctor story “Terminus”. But he earned an eternal place in Doc’s personal hall of fame by writing a trilogy of sci-fi serials in the late 1970s which Doc heard in his tender and impressionable years on Piccadilly Radio in the days when even independent British radio stations were obliged by their licences to produce a certain amount of decent drama. Late 1970s jingles from Manchester’s Piccadilly Radio. “Blake’s Junction 7″ in which we discover Orac’s fondness for Brown Ale. The Lego Liberator teleport room. The Diddly Dum Podcast acknowledges the copyright of anyone we've pinched anything from.

     

     

     




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 031 - Bedtimes and Dodgems

    9 April 2015 (4:25pm GMT)
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    Matt and Hayden scoff Doc’s grapes by his bedside in the Diddly Dum Whoseum infirmary and mark the 10th anniversary of New Who by comparing the introductory stories for each of the four modern Doctors.

    Along the way, we enounter a reverse April Fool, Doc announces his own role in the proposed BBC theme park, Matt reveals the sad fate of the three Crinkly Bottom theme parks and Hayden goes on the “Shada” walk through the streets of Cambridge to find that his favourite pub is located next to “that fence”.

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    SHOWNOTES

    Steven Moffat announces an extra 5 years for Doctor Who.

    Ravers trash Crinkly Bottom theme park.

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




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 031 - Bedtimes and Dodgems

    9 April 2015 (4:25pm GMT)
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    Matt and Hayden scoff Doc’s grapes by his bedside in the Diddly Dum Whoseum infirmary and mark the 10th anniversary of New Who by comparing the introductory stories for each of the four modern Doctors.

    Along the way, we enounter a reverse April Fool, Doc announces his own role in the proposed BBC theme park, Matt reveals the sad fate of the three Crinkly Bottom theme parks and Hayden goes on the “Shada” walk through the streets of Cambridge to find that his favourite pub is located next to “that fence”.

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    SHOWNOTES

    Steven Moffat announces an extra 5 years for Doctor Who.

    Ravers trash Crinkly Bottom theme park.

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




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 030 - Room One-er-One

    27 March 2015 (10:30pm GMT)
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    The Four Faces of Delusion become Five as the Diddly Dumbers are joined by JR Southall of the Blue Box Podcast. Our heroes have been summoned urgently to The Diddly Dum Whoseum by a false alarm so they take the opportunity to visit the dreaded Room 1-er-1 to debate which Doctor Who related things deserve to be consigned to oblivion.

    Along the way, Matt regales us with tales of his visit to the "Day of the Doctors" convention, Michael Grade's character flaws are laid bare by his milkman, we revisit the worst disasters from the history of Blue Peter and reveal the role played by The Governess (from TV quiz show The Chase) in the junking of Doctor Who archive tapes. Finally, Mr Southall's outrageously controversial choice of item for Room 1-er-1 results in him following the road taken by Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego - but less successfully.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/ddpc030-room-one-er-one1.mp3

    Direct MP3 Download Link = DDPC030 – Room One-er-One

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    SHOWNOTES

    The narrator of our thrilling Thunderbirds-themed introduction is friend of the show, Rob Irwin of the Who Wars Podcast.

    This week's special guest is father of the show, JR Southall - the eminence grise of the Blue Box Podcast. In December 2013, it was JR who suggested to The Three Who Drool that they start their own podcast, and so Diddly Dum was born.

    Armando Ianucci expresses interest in writing for the Twelfth Doctor.

    David Banks played the Doctor in 1989 stage play "The Ultimate Adventure".

    Trevor Martin played the Doctor in 1974 stage play "Seven Keys to Doomsday".

    "Doctor Who - a New Dimension", narrated by David Tennant, was broadcast shortly before the original broadcast of "Rose" on 26 March 2005.

    "Why Don't You?" was a BBC children's television series broadcast between 20 August 1973 and 21 April 1995.

    The baby elephant weeing and pooing on the Blue Peter studio floor is one of the core memories of a certain generation of British children. Look out for Peter Purves (First Doctor companion, Steven Taylor) presenting.

    Simon Groom's slip (or was it?) after a Blue Peter presentation on door knockers is helpfully ruined by the fool doing a voiceover here.

    Mark Curry knocking the head off the Lego man on Blue Peter can be found 1 min 40 secs into this clip.

    The junior branch of Doc's fan club observes the recent solar eclipse.

    Doc's description of JR as "a nice man when you know him but you've got to know him first" is of course a reference to the Music Hall song, here performed by Charles Coburn.

    The Diddly Dum podcast acknowledges the copyright of anyone we've pinched anything from.




  • DIDDLY DUM 030 - Room One-er-One

    27 March 2015 (12:16pm GMT)
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    The Four Faces of Delusion become Five as the Diddly Dumbers are joined by JR Southall of the Blue Box Podcast. Our heroes have been summoned urgently to The Diddly Dum Whoseum by a false alarm so they take the opportunity to visit the dreaded Room 1-er-1 to debate which Doctor Who related things deserve to be consigned to oblivion.

    Along the way, Matt regales us with tales of his visit to the “Day of the Doctors” convention, Michael Grade’s character flaws are laid bare by his milkman, we revisit the worst disasters from the history of Blue Peter and reveal the role played by The Governess (from TV quiz show The Chase) in the junking of Doctor Who archive tapes. Finally, Mr Southall’s outrageously controversial choice of item for Room 1-er-1 results in him following the road taken by Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego – but less successfully.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/ddpc030-room-one-er-one.mp3

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    SHOWNOTES

    The narrator of our thrilling Thunderbirds-themed introduction is friend of the show, Rob Irwin of the Who Wars Podcast.

    This week’s special guest is father of the show, JR Southall – the eminence grise of the Blue Box Podcast. In December 2013, it was JR who suggested to The Three Who Drool that they start their own podcast, and so Diddly Dum was born.

    Armando Ianucci expresses interest in writing for the Twelfth Doctor.

    David Banks played the Doctor in 1989 stage play “The Ultimate Adventure“.

    Trevor Martin played the Doctor in 1974 stage play “Seven Keys to Doomsday”.

    “Doctor Who – a New Dimension”, narrated by David Tennant, was broadcast shortly before the original broadcast of “Rose” on 26 March 2005.

    “Why Don’t You?” was a BBC children’s television series broadcast between 20 August 1973 and 21 April 1995.

    The baby elephant weeing and pooing on the Blue Peter studio floor is one of the core memories of a certain generation of British children. Look out for Peter Purves (First Doctor companion, Steven Taylor) presenting.

    Simon Groom’s slip (or was it?) after a Blue Peter presentation on door knockers is helpfully ruined by the fool doing a voiceover here.

    Mark Curry knocking the head off the Lego man on Blue Peter can be found 1 min 40 secs into this clip.

    The junior branch of Doc’s fan club observes the recent solar eclipse.

    Doc’s description of JR as “a nice man when you know him but you’ve got to know him first” is of course a reference to the Music Hall song, here performed by Charles Coburn.

    The Diddly Dum podcast acknowledges the copyright of anyone we've pinched anything from.




  • DIDDLY DUM 030 - Room One-er-One

    27 March 2015 (12:16pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    The Four Faces of Delusion become Five as the Diddly Dumbers are joined by JR Southall of the Blue Box Podcast. Our heroes have been summoned urgently to The Diddly Dum Whoseum by a false alarm so they take the opportunity to visit the dreaded Room 1-er-1 to debate which Doctor Who related things deserve to be consigned to oblivion.

    Along the way, Matt regales us with tales of his visit to the “Day of the Doctors” convention, Michael Grade’s character flaws are laid bare by his milkman, we revisit the worst disasters from the history of Blue Peter and reveal the role played by The Governess (from TV quiz show The Chase) in the junking of Doctor Who archive tapes. Finally, Mr Southall’s outrageously controversial choice of item for Room 1-er-1 results in him following the road taken by Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego – but less successfully.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/ddpc030-room-one-er-one1.mp3

    Direct MP3 Download Link = DDPC030 – Room One-er-One

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    SHOWNOTES

    The narrator of our thrilling Thunderbirds-themed introduction is friend of the show, Rob Irwin of the Who Wars Podcast.

    This week’s special guest is father of the show, JR Southall – the eminence grise of the Blue Box Podcast. In December 2013, it was JR who suggested to The Three Who Drool that they start their own podcast, and so Diddly Dum was born.

    Armando Ianucci expresses interest in writing for the Twelfth Doctor.

    David Banks played the Doctor in 1989 stage play “The Ultimate Adventure“.

    Trevor Martin played the Doctor in 1974 stage play “Seven Keys to Doomsday”.

    “Doctor Who – a New Dimension”, narrated by David Tennant, was broadcast shortly before the original broadcast of “Rose” on 26 March 2005.

    “Why Don’t You?” was a BBC children’s television series broadcast between 20 August 1973 and 21 April 1995.

    The baby elephant weeing and pooing on the Blue Peter studio floor is one of the core memories of a certain generation of British children. Look out for Peter Purves (First Doctor companion, Steven Taylor) presenting.

    Simon Groom’s slip (or was it?) after a Blue Peter presentation on door knockers is helpfully ruined by the fool doing a voiceover here.

    Mark Curry knocking the head off the Lego man on Blue Peter can be found 1 min 40 secs into this clip.

    The junior branch of Doc’s fan club observes the recent solar eclipse.

    Doc’s description of JR as “a nice man when you know him but you’ve got to know him first” is of course a reference to the Music Hall song, here performed by Charles Coburn.

    The Diddly Dum podcast acknowledges the copyright of anyone we've pinched anything from.




  • DIDDLY DUM 029 - The Fourth Face of Delusion

    14 March 2015 (1:06am GMT)
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    The Diddly Dumbers discuss their first Doctor Who VHS or DVD as the Three Who Drool regenerate into the Four Faces of Delusion (the fourth face is the listener’s own).

    Along the way, we discover Hayden’ dirty little secret as a Doctor Who fan, Doc explains how Doctor Who did Star Wars six years before George Lucas did, Matt offers tantalising hints about his conversation with Rob Shearman about Rob’s most hated story, we examine the use of sexual imagery in spaceship design and discover the original inspiration for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in Doctor Who. Into the bargain, Doc’s remorseless logic even solves the legend of the ghost diver at Wookie Hole.

     

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/ddpc029-the-fourth-face-of-delusion.mp3

    MP3 Download Link = DDPC029 – The Fourth Face of Delusion

     

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    SHOWNOTES

    The opening scene of the podcast in which Doc abseils down the front of the Whoseum clock tower has twin inspirations in British culture. Firstly, the famous opening of 1960s Watch With Mother classic series “Trumpton” which always began with clock figures striking the hour. This also inspires the end of the podcast in which our chums take a stroll in the park to listen to the band. The second inspiration is “Dads Army” episode “Time on My Hands” in which our heroes battle with the workings of the town hall clock.

    Hayden appeared on the Blue Box Podcast (episode 145 – “Friends: Part One).

    Doc appeared on the Who Wars Podcast (episode 25 – 8th Mar 2015).

    The Whoseum computer’s choice of famous computer to annoyingly impersonate this time is Eddie, the Heart of Gold’s Shipboard Computer from Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Eddie was played by David Tate in the orginal BBC radio series.

    “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” sung by William Shatner.

    “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins” sung by Leonard Nimmoy.

    Doc’s side-splitting joke about buying “The Twin Dilemma” VHS from the poison counter at Boots was of course inspired by the 1975 Morecambe and Wise sketch with Des O’Connor.

    Jon Pertwee falls for a “Gotcha” prank on 1990’s TV show, “Noel’s House Party”.

    Worzel Gummidge is a children’s television series, based on the books by Barbara Euphan Todd. Starting in 1979, the programme starred Jon Pertwee in the title role and ran for four series in the UK until 1981.

    “Revenge of the Cybermen” is referred to in the comedy series “The League of Gentlemen” in a sketch performed by Mark Gatiss called “Stumphole Cavern”.

    30 years of BBC Video idents

    The slow scary ident

     

    The Diddly Dum podcast acknowledges the copyright of anyone we've pinched anything from.

     




  • DIDDLY DUM 029 - The Fourth Face of Delusion

    14 March 2015 (1:06am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    The Diddly Dumbers discuss their first Doctor Who VHS or DVD as the Three Who Drool regenerate into the Four Faces of Delusion (the fourth face is the listener’s own).

    Along the way, we discover Hayden’s dirty little secret as a Doctor Who fan, Doc explains how Doctor Who did Star Wars six years before George Lucas did, Matt offers tantalising hints regarding his conversation with Rob Shearman about Rob’s most hated story, we examine the use of sexual imagery in spaceship design and discover the original inspiration for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine in Doctor Who. Into the bargain, Doc’s remorseless logic even solves the legend of the ghost diver at Wookey Hole.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/ddpc029-the-fourth-face-of-delusion.mp3

    MP3 Download Link = DDPC029 – The Fourth Face of Delusion

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    SHOWNOTES

    The opening scene of the podcast in which Doc abseils down the front of the Whoseum clock tower has twin inspirations in British culture. Firstly, the famous opening of 1960s Watch With Mother classic series “Trumpton” which always began with clock figures striking the hour. This also inspires the end of the podcast in which our chums take a stroll in the park to listen to the band. The second inspiration is “Dads Army” episode “Time on My Hands” in which our heroes battle with the workings of the town hall clock.

    Hayden appeared on the Blue Box Podcast (episode 145 – “Friends: Part One).

    Doc appeared on the Who Wars Podcast (episode 25 – 8th Mar 2015).

    The Whoseum computer’s choice of famous computer to annoyingly impersonate this time is Eddie, the Heart of Gold’s Shipboard Computer from Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Eddie was played by David Tate in the orginal BBC radio series.

    “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” sung by William Shatner.

    “The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins” sung by Leonard Nimmoy.

    Doc’s side-splitting joke about buying “The Twin Dilemma” VHS from the poison counter at Boots was of course inspired by the 1975 Morecambe and Wise sketch with Des O’Connor.

    Jon Pertwee falls for a “Gotcha” prank on 1990’s TV show, “Noel’s House Party”.

    Worzel Gummidge is a children’s television series, based on the books by Barbara Euphan Todd. Starting in 1979, the programme starred Jon Pertwee in the title role and ran for four series in the UK until 1981.

    “Revenge of the Cybermen” is referred to in the comedy series “The League of Gentlemen” in a sketch performed by Mark Gatiss called “Stumphole Cavern”.

    30 years of BBC Video idents

    The slow scary ident

    The Diddly Dum podcast acknowledges the copyright of anyone we've pinched anything from.




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 028 - One or Twenty-Eight

    27 February 2015 (11:19pm GMT)
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    The Diddly Dum Podcast returns after a break with some bombshell news. Then The Whoseum is opened up again to welcome Hayden Gribble and Matt Charlton who have found the coveted copperplate invitations to The Whoseum in their Wonka Bars. Listen in as they present for exhibition items which speak to their hearts of what Doctor Who means.

    Is that silver sphere a garden ornament or a Yeti control unit? What did Hayden find in his great grandmother's Radio Times to set him off on a lifetime of Doctor Who fandom? How can Matt's Ninth Doctor action figure be simultaneously groovy and bolshy? And where did Hayden get that shooting script from?

    Along the way, the conversation leaps from Thals in ripped jeans to Pinky and Perky via the prospect of Doctor Who taking its soap opera elements to unheard of heights. Doc even reveals his guiltiest of secrets when it comes to TV viewing pleasure.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/ddpc028-001-or-0281.mp3

    MP3 Download Link = DDPC028 – 001 or 028

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    We can also now be found on the Doctor Who Podcast Alliance

    All artwork for the Diddly Dum Podcast by our own The Rev can be found collected here on Pinterest.

    THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

    SHOWNOTES

    Doc has been racking his brain trying to think who the caretakers left behind in the Whoseum remind him of. They sounded suspiciously like a pair of characters, Crun and Bannister, from The Goon Show. And their conversation bears a remarkable resemblance to The Goon Show's "The Case of Vanishing Room".

    When you've seen a group of TV newsreaders singing and dancing once, every future year that they repeat it becomes less and less amusing. So it's unfortunate for the BBC newsreaders that Morecambe and Wise beat them to it in 1977.

    Pinky and Perky were a pair of puppet pigs created by Czechs Jan and Vlasta Dalibor. The characters of pigs were chosen because the pig is seen as a symbol of good luck in the former Czechoslovakia. They spoke and sang in high-pitched voice (Pink and Perky, that is, not Jan and Vlasta) and often sang cover versions of popular songs.

    "The White Horses" was a 1965 television series co-produced by RTV Ljubljana (now RTV Slovenija) of Yugoslavia and German TV (Sudwestfunk). Its haunting theme tune/song is guaranteed to send a wistful shiver down the spine of anyone of a certain age (viz. Doc).

    "The Singing Ringing Tree" was a children's film made by East German studio DEFA in 1957 and shown in the form of a television series by the BBC.

    "The Flashing Blade" was a French television serial made in the late 1960s. It was first broadcast in the UK on BBC children's television during the 1960s, with several re-runs throughout the 1970s. The story is based upon historical events during the War of the Mantuan Succession (1628-1631) between France and Spain. The theme song is guaranteed to stir calls to duty in the breast of anyone of a certain age (viz. Doc).

    "Follyfoot" was a children's television series co-produced by Yorkshire Television and TV Munich. It aired in the UK between 1971 and 1973. The series starred Desmond Llewelyn (the original Q from James Bond) but he never told any of the characters "now listen carefully".

    Doctor Who designer Barry Newberry has sadly died at the age of 88.

    "Doctor Who - The Troughton Years" was a video containing rare episodes from Patrick Troughton's time as the Doctor.

    Dominic Treadwell-Collins (born 26 August 1977) is a British television producer, known for his work on the soap operas Family Affairs and EastEnders and, if Matt gets his way, Doctor Who.

    Roy Castle, OBE (31 August 1932 - 2 September 1994) was an English dancer, singer, comedian, actor, television presenter and musician. He played Ian in the Doctor Who and the Daleks film (1965) but even more famously hosted BBC children's show "Record Breakers". Footage of the breaking of the world tap dancing record at BBC Television Centre never fails to get the feet tapping in those of a certain age (viz. Doc).

    The Radio Times 1996 "Return of The Time Lord" pull-out.

    Born in Hull, Geoffrey Dummer MBE (25 February 1909 - 9 September 2002) was a British electronics engineer and consultant who is credited as being the first person to conceptualise and build a prototype of the integrated circuit, commonly called the microchip, in the late-1940s and early 1950s.

    Dafydd ap Llywelyn (c. March 1212 - 25 February 1246) was Prince of Gwynedd from 1240 to 1246. He was the first ruler to claim the title Prince of Wales.

    Timewyrm: Genesys

    "Urgent Calls" by Big Finish

    "Doctor Who: Thirty Years in the TARDIS" is a one-off, 50-minute television documentary, broadcast to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the show and originally transmitted on 29 November 1993. This was followed by a release on VHS, titled "More Than Thirty Years in the TARDIS".

    The Diddly Dum podcast acknowledges the copyright of anyone we've pinched anything from.




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 028 - One or Twenty-Eight

    27 February 2015 (11:19pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    The Diddly Dum Podcast returns after a break with some bombshell news. Then The Whoseum is opened up again to welcome Hayden Gribble and Matt Charlton who have found the coveted copperplate invitations to The Whoseum in their Wonka Bars. Listen in as they present for exhibition items which speak to their hearts of what Doctor Who means.

    Is that silver sphere a garden ornament or a Yeti control unit? What did Hayden find in his great grandmother's Radio Times to set him off on a lifetime of Doctor Who fandom? How can Matt's Ninth Doctor action figure be simultaneously groovy and bolshy? And where did Hayden get that shooting script from?

    Along the way, the conversation leaps from Thals in ripped jeans to Pinky and Perky via the prospect of Doctor Who taking its soap opera elements to unheard of heights. Doc even reveals his guiltiest of secrets when it comes to TV viewing pleasure.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/ddpc028-001-or-0282.mp3

    MP3 Download Link = DDPC028 – 001 or 028

    Listen/download on iTunes

    Audioboo

    Stitcher.com

    Find us on Facebook

    We can also now be found on the Doctor Who Podcast Alliance

    All artwork for the Diddly Dum Podcast by our own The Rev can be found collected here on Pinterest.

    THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

    SHOWNOTES

    Doc has been racking his brain trying to think who the caretakers left behind in the Whoseum remind him of. They sounded suspiciously like a pair of characters, Crun and Bannister, from The Goon Show. And their conversation bears a remarkable resemblance to The Goon Show's "The Case of Vanishing Room".

    When you've seen a group of TV newsreaders singing and dancing once, every future year that they repeat it becomes less and less amusing. So it's unfortunate for the BBC newsreaders that Morecambe and Wise beat them to it in 1977.

    Pinky and Perky were a pair of puppet pigs created by Czechs Jan and Vlasta Dalibor. The characters of pigs were chosen because the pig is seen as a symbol of good luck in the former Czechoslovakia. They spoke and sang in high-pitched voice (Pink and Perky, that is, not Jan and Vlasta) and often sang cover versions of popular songs.

    "The White Horses" was a 1965 television series co-produced by RTV Ljubljana (now RTV Slovenija) of Yugoslavia and German TV (Sudwestfunk). Its haunting theme tune/song is guaranteed to send a wistful shiver down the spine of anyone of a certain age (viz. Doc).

    "The Singing Ringing Tree" was a children's film made by East German studio DEFA in 1957 and shown in the form of a television series by the BBC.

    "The Flashing Blade" was a French television serial made in the late 1960s. It was first broadcast in the UK on BBC children's television during the 1960s, with several re-runs throughout the 1970s. The story is based upon historical events during the War of the Mantuan Succession (1628-1631) between France and Spain. The theme song is guaranteed to stir calls to duty in the breast of anyone of a certain age (viz. Doc).

    "Follyfoot" was a children's television series co-produced by Yorkshire Television and TV Munich. It aired in the UK between 1971 and 1973. The series starred Desmond Llewelyn (the original Q from James Bond) but he never told any of the characters "now listen carefully".

    Doctor Who designer Barry Newberry has sadly died at the age of 88.

    "Doctor Who - The Troughton Years" was a video containing rare episodes from Patrick Troughton's time as the Doctor.

    Dominic Treadwell-Collins (born 26 August 1977) is a British television producer, known for his work on the soap operas Family Affairs and EastEnders and, if Matt gets his way, Doctor Who.

    Roy Castle, OBE (31 August 1932 - 2 September 1994) was an English dancer, singer, comedian, actor, television presenter and musician. He played Ian in the Doctor Who and the Daleks film (1965) but even more famously hosted BBC children's show "Record Breakers". Footage of the breaking of the world tap dancing record at BBC Television Centre never fails to get the feet tapping in those of a certain age (viz. Doc).

    The Radio Times 1996 "Return of The Time Lord" pull-out.

    Born in Hull, Geoffrey Dummer MBE (25 February 1909 - 9 September 2002) was a British electronics engineer and consultant who is credited as being the first person to conceptualise and build a prototype of the integrated circuit, commonly called the microchip, in the late-1940s and early 1950s.

    Dafydd ap Llywelyn (c. March 1212 - 25 February 1246) was Prince of Gwynedd from 1240 to 1246. He was the first ruler to claim the title Prince of Wales.

    Timewyrm: Genesys

    "Urgent Calls" by Big Finish

    "Doctor Who: Thirty Years in the TARDIS" is a one-off, 50-minute television documentary, broadcast to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the show and originally transmitted on 29 November 1993. This was followed by a release on VHS, titled "More Than Thirty Years in the TARDIS".

    The Diddly Dum podcast acknowledges the copyright of anyone we've pinched anything from.




  • DIDDLY DUM 028 - One or Twenty-Eight

    27 February 2015 (11:19pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    The Diddly Dum Podcast returns after a break with some bombshell news. Then The Whoseum is opened up again to welcome Hayden Gribble and Matt Charlton who have found the coveted copperplate invitations to The Whoseum in their Wonka Bars. Listen in as they present for exhibition items which speak to their hearts of what Doctor Who means.

    Is that silver sphere a garden ornament or a Yeti control unit? What did Hayden find in his great grandmother's Radio Times to set him off on a lifetime of Doctor Who fandom? How can Matt's Ninth Doctor action figure be simultaneously groovy and bolshy? And where did Hayden get that shooting script from?

    Along the way, the conversation leaps from Thals in ripped jeans to Pinky and Perky via the prospect of Doctor Who taking its soap opera elements to unheard of heights. Doc even reveals his guiltiest of secrets when it comes to TV viewing pleasure.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/ddpc028-001-or-0282.mp3

    MP3 Download Link = DDPC028 – 001 or 028

    Listen/download on iTunes

    Audioboo

    Stitcher.com

    Find us on Facebook

    We can also now be found on the Doctor Who Podcast Alliance

    All artwork for the Diddly Dum Podcast by our own The Rev can be found collected here on Pinterest.

    THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

    SHOWNOTES

    Doc has been racking his brain trying to think who the caretakers left behind in the Whoseum remind him of. They sounded suspiciously like a pair of characters, Crun and Bannister, from The Goon Show. And their conversation bears a remarkable resemblance to The Goon Show's "The Case of Vanishing Room".

    When you've seen a group of TV newsreaders singing and dancing once, every future year that they repeat it becomes less and less amusing. So it's unfortunate for the BBC newsreaders that Morecambe and Wise beat them to it in 1977.

    Pinky and Perky were a pair of puppet pigs created by Czechs Jan and Vlasta Dalibor. The characters of pigs were chosen because the pig is seen as a symbol of good luck in the former Czechoslovakia. They spoke and sang in high-pitched voice (Pink and Perky, that is, not Jan and Vlasta) and often sang cover versions of popular songs.

    "The White Horses" was a 1965 television series co-produced by RTV Ljubljana (now RTV Slovenija) of Yugoslavia and German TV (Sudwestfunk). Its haunting theme tune/song is guaranteed to send a wistful shiver down the spine of anyone of a certain age (viz. Doc).

    "The Singing Ringing Tree" was a children's film made by East German studio DEFA in 1957 and shown in the form of a television series by the BBC.

    "The Flashing Blade" was a French television serial made in the late 1960s. It was first broadcast in the UK on BBC children's television during the 1960s, with several re-runs throughout the 1970s. The story is based upon historical events during the War of the Mantuan Succession (1628-1631) between France and Spain. The theme song is guaranteed to stir calls to duty in the breast of anyone of a certain age (viz. Doc).

    "Follyfoot" was a children's television series co-produced by Yorkshire Television and TV Munich. It aired in the UK between 1971 and 1973. The series starred Desmond Llewelyn (the original Q from James Bond) but he never told any of the characters "now listen carefully".

    Doctor Who designer Barry Newberry has sadly died at the age of 88.

    "Doctor Who - The Troughton Years" was a video containing rare episodes from Patrick Troughton's time as the Doctor.

    Dominic Treadwell-Collins (born 26 August 1977) is a British television producer, known for his work on the soap operas Family Affairs and EastEnders and, if Matt gets his way, Doctor Who.

    Roy Castle, OBE (31 August 1932 - 2 September 1994) was an English dancer, singer, comedian, actor, television presenter and musician. He played Ian in the Doctor Who and the Daleks film (1965) but even more famously hosted BBC children's show "Record Breakers". Footage of the breaking of the world tap dancing record at BBC Television Centre never fails to get the feet tapping in those of a certain age (viz. Doc).

    The Radio Times 1996 "Return of The Time Lord" pull-out.

    Born in Hull, Geoffrey Dummer MBE (25 February 1909 - 9 September 2002) was a British electronics engineer and consultant who is credited as being the first person to conceptualise and build a prototype of the integrated circuit, commonly called the microchip, in the late-1940s and early 1950s.

    Dafydd ap Llywelyn (c. March 1212 - 25 February 1246) was Prince of Gwynedd from 1240 to 1246. He was the first ruler to claim the title Prince of Wales.

    Timewyrm: Genesys

    "Urgent Calls" by Big Finish

    "Doctor Who: Thirty Years in the TARDIS" is a one-off, 50-minute television documentary, broadcast to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the show and originally transmitted on 29 November 1993. This was followed by a release on VHS, titled "More Than Thirty Years in the TARDIS".

    The Diddly Dum podcast acknowledges the copyright of anyone we've pinched anything from.




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 028 - One or Twenty-Eight?

    27 February 2015 (9:36pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    The Diddly Dum Podcast returns after a break with some bombshell news. Then The Whoseum is opened up again to welcome Hayden Gribble and Matt Charlton who have found the coveted copperplate invitations to The Whoseum in their Wonka Bars. Listen in as they present for exhibition items which speak to their hearts of what Doctor Who means.

    Is that silver sphere a garden ornament or a Yeti control unit? What did Hayden find in his great grandmother’s Radio Times to set him off on a lifetime of Doctor Who fandom? How can Matt’s Ninth Doctor action figure be simultaneously groovy and bolshy? And where did Hayden get that shooting script from?

    Along the way, the conversation leaps from Thals in ripped jeans to Pinky and Perky via the prospect of Doctor Who taking its soap opera elements to unheard of heights. Doc even reveals his guiltiest of secrets when it comes to TV viewing pleasure.

     

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/ddpc028-001-or-028.mp3

    MP3 Download link = DDPC028 – 001 or 028

    Listen/download on iTunes

    Audioboo

    Stitcher.com

    Find us on Facebook

    We can also now be found on the Doctor Who Podcast Alliance

    All artwork for the Diddly Dum Podcast by our own The Rev can be found collected here on Pinterest.

    THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

     

    SHOWNOTES

    Doc has been racking his brain trying to think who the caretakers left behind in the Whoseum remind him of. They sounded suspiciously like a pair of characters, Crun and Bannister, from The Goon Show. And their conversation bears a remarkable resemblance to The Goon Show's "The Case of Vanishing Room".

    When you've seen a group of TV newsreaders singing and dancing once, every future year that they repeat it becomes less and less amusing. So it's unfortunate for the BBC newsreaders that Morecambe and Wise beat them to it in 1977.

    Pinky and Perky were a pair of puppet pigs created by Czechs Jan and Vlasta Dalibor. The characters of pigs were chosen because the pig is seen as a symbol of good luck in the former Czechoslovakia. They spoke and sang in high-pitched voice (Pink and Perky, that is, not Jan and Vlasta) and often sang cover versions of popular songs.

    "The White Horses" was a 1965 television series co-produced by RTV Ljubljana (now RTV Slovenija) of Yugoslavia and German TV (Sudwestfunk). Its haunting theme tune/song is guaranteed to send a wistful shiver down the spine of anyone of a certain age (viz. Doc).

    "The Singing Ringing Tree" was a children's film made by East German studio DEFA in 1957 and shown in the form of a television series by the BBC.

    "The Flashing Blade" was a French television serial made in the late 1960s. It was first broadcast in the UK on BBC children's television during the 1960s, with several re-runs throughout the 1970s. The story is based upon historical events during the War of the Mantuan Succession (1628-1631) between France and Spain. The theme song is guaranteed to stir calls to duty in the breast of anyone of a certain age (viz. Doc).

    "Follyfoot" was a children's television series co-produced by Yorkshire Television and TV Munich. It aired in the UK between 1971 and 1973. The series starred Desmond Llewelyn (the original Q from James Bond) but he never told any of the characters "now listen carefully".

    Doctor Who designer Barry Newberry has sadly died at the age of 88.

    “Doctor Who – The Troughton Years” was a video containing rare episodes from Patrick Troughton’s time as the Doctor.

    Dominic Treadwell-Collins (born 26 August 1977) is a British television producer, known for his work on the soap operas Family Affairs and EastEnders and, if Matt gets his way, Doctor Who.

    Roy Castle, OBE (31 August 1932 - 2 September 1994) was an English dancer, singer, comedian, actor, television presenter and musician. He played Ian in the Doctor Who and the Daleks film (1965) but even more famously hosted BBC children’s show “Record Breakers”. Footage of the breaking of the world tap dancing record at BBC Television Centre never fails to get the feet tapping in those of a certain age (viz. Doc).

    The Radio Times 1996 “Return of The Time Lord” pull-out.

    Born in Hull, Geoffrey Dummer MBE (25 February 1909 - 9 September 2002) was a British electronics engineer and consultant who is credited as being the first person to conceptualise and build a prototype of the integrated circuit, commonly called the microchip, in the late-1940s and early 1950s.

    Dafydd ap Llywelyn (c. March 1212 - 25 February 1246) was Prince of Gwynedd from 1240 to 1246. He was the first ruler to claim the title Prince of Wales.

    Hayden’s BBC news interview on Matt Smith’s departure from Doctor Who. (download MP3 audio recording here – Hayden Gribble interviewed on BBC News ).

    Timewyrm: Genesys

    "Urgent Calls" by Big Finish

    “Doctor Who: Thirty Years in the TARDIS” is a one-off, 50-minute television documentary, broadcast to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the show and originally transmitted on 29 November 1993. This was followed by a release on VHS, titled “More Than Thirty Years in the TARDIS”.

     

    The Diddly Dum podcast acknowledges the copyright of anyone we've pinched anything from.




  • PODCAST 027 - Andrew Smith

    9 January 2015 (8:07pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    10923794_10205753471700910_6523637478693478418_oThe Three Who Drool enter the New Year by inviting Andrew Smith into The Diddly Dum Whoseum. Originally famous as the teenage writer of Fourth Doctor story “Full Circle”, Andrew is once more writing Doctor Who and Blakes Seven plays for Big Finish.

    The exhibits presented by Andrew to The Whoseum are the Radio Times Doctor Who Tenth Anniversary Special and Toby Hadoke’s “Who’s Round” podcast series. They provoke lots of chat.

    Along the way, conversation turns inter alia to Police Box keys, how Norman Wisdom has informed The Rev’s image of the Police, dinosaurs at Crystal Palace and the UK’s first crematorium.

    Please take the time to read about a charity Andrew is interested in, The Lily Foundation, which gives support to children and families facing the challenges of Mitochondrial Disease, and support them if you can. www.thelilyfoundation.org.uk @4lilyfoundation

     

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/ddpc027-andrew-smith.mp3

    MP3 Download link = DDPC027 – Andrew Smith

     

    Listen/download on iTunes

    Audioboo

    Stitcher.com

    Find us on Facebook

    We can also now be found on the Doctor Who Podcast Alliance

    All artwork for the Diddly Dum Podcast by our own The Rev can be found collected here on Pinterest.

    THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

    The podcast ends with a tribute to our Whoseum guest in the form of a Blockbusters Gold Run. If you’d like to follow along with Al and The Rev as they attempt to go from Gold to Gold before the two of them lose interest, here’s a screenshot of the Gold Run screen.

    ASQ

    SHOWNOTES

    Fresh from attending the vile debauch which was Toby Hadoke’s birthday bash, this week’s special guest at The Diddly Dum Whoseum is Andrew Smith, the man who in his late teens wrote the Fourth Doctor story “Full Circle” which introduced the companion Adric. Andrew then took up a career in the Police – the Diddly Dumbers like to imagine him as a cross between Jack Regan and Inspector Morse with a long scarf. In recent years and since his recent retirement from guarding us while we booze, new works which have come from Andrew’s pen include the Big Finish audio plays “The Invasion of E-Space” (Lalla Ward), “Domain of the Voord” (William Russell & Carole Ann Ford) and “The First Sontarans” (Sixth Doctor) and the to-be-released-this-January “Mistfall” (Fifth Doctor). Andrew has also written for Big Finish’s Blake’s Seven audio plays including “Retribution” (The Liberator Chronicles, Vol 10) and “Escape From Destiny” (The Liberator Chronicles, Vol 11). Also to be released this January is a BBC audiobook of “Full Circle” read by Matthew Waterhouse.

    Please take the time to read about a charity Andrew is interested in, The Lily Foundation, which gives support to children and families facing the challenges of Mitochondrial Disease, and support them if you can. www.thelilyfoundation.org.uk @4lilyfoundation

    The first exhibit presented to The Whoseum by Andrew is The Radio Times Doctor Who Tenth Anniversary Special from 1973. Among the delights contained within this 68-page treasure were a new short story, “We are the Daleks!”, by Terry Nation, double-page spreads on each season, detailed plans for constructing a life-size Dalek and behind-the-scenes profiles. This 1973 Special famously inspired a 15 year old Peter Capaldi to write to Radio Times. Scans of many of the pages can be found here on the sfaction Tumbler page. A video clip of the pages can be found here on Youtube.

    The Quarks were the robot servants of The Dominators in the Second Doctor story of that name.

    Terry Nation was a Welsh television writer and novelist best known for creating the Daleks for Doctor Who. Nation was also the creator of two series, Survivors and Blake’s 7, in the 1970s.

    The real Police Box on which the TARDIS is based has an interesting history. In 2002, The Metropolitan Police (London’s Police Force) unsuccessfully tried to sue the BBC for the trade mark rights to the design. The full case details can be found here. A map of the former locations of Police Boxes can be found here.

    The Rev (and, to be fair, all decent and law abiding British citizens) gain our idea of how our Police Forces work entirely from films such as “Carry on Constable” (1960) and “The Belles of St Trinians” (1954) and “Norman on the Beat” (1962) and “Spare a Copper” (1942).

    However, Doc’s formative experiences of the Police are derived from growing up in a newsagent shop opposite his local police station and seeing policemen come into the shop to buy coloured crayons “to draw big maps so we can catch criminals”. A likely story, the infant Doc used to think cynically.

    The Crystal Palace Dinosaurs, also known as Dinosaur Court, are a series of sculptures of extinct animals (including dinosaurs) in Crystal Palace Park. Commissioned in 1852 to accompany the Crystal Palace after its move from the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park, they were the first dinosaur sculptures in the world. They were used as a backdrop for Carole Ann Ford’s photoshoot for The Radio Times Doctor Who Tenth Anniversary Special.

    The Steepletone Blue Police Telephone Box.

    Opened in 1901, the Hedon Road crematorium and chapel are thought to be the oldest municipal buildings in the country.

    The second exhibit presented to The Whoseum by Andrew is Toby Hadoke’s “Who’s Round” series of podcasts. This series follows Toby’s quest to mark Doctor Whos’s 50th anniversary year by interviewing someone who had worked on every Doctor Who story. Notable interviews include Andrew “for it is he” Smith (#02), Waris Hussein (#06), Russell T Davies (#50 & #54 & #59 & #99), Uncle Terrance Dicks (#55), Richard Martin (#80), Lynda Belingham (#71 & #85), a Rev-pleasing Chris Jury (#86), Frazer Hines (#91), Mark Gatiss (#98) and Steven Moffat (#100).

    XS Malarkey is a not-for-profit comedy club, hosted every week by Toby Hadoke, and eagerly maintained by a group of minions who do his bidding on a regular basis.

    Al and the Him travelled to Edinburgh in August 2012 to celebrate Al’s birthday seeing the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre and Toby Hadoke’s “My Stepson Stole My Sonic Screwdriver.”

    The Diddly Dum podcast thanks anyone we've pinched stuff from and respects the copyright of etc etc.




  • DIDDLY DUM 027 - Andrew Smith

    9 January 2015 (8:07pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    10923794_10205753471700910_6523637478693478418_oThe Three Who Drool enter the New Year by inviting Andrew Smith into The Diddly Dum Whoseum. Originally famous as the teenage writer of Fourth Doctor story “Full Circle”, Andrew is once more writing Doctor Who and Blakes Seven plays for Big Finish.

    The exhibits presented by Andrew to The Whoseum are the Radio Times Doctor Who Tenth Anniversary Special and Toby Hadoke’s “Who’s Round” podcast series. They provoke lots of chat.

    Along the way, conversation turns inter alia to Police Box keys, how Norman Wisdom has informed The Rev’s image of the Police, dinosaurs at Crystal Palace and the UK’s first crematorium.

    Please take the time to read about a charity Andrew is interested in, The Lily Foundation, which gives support to children and families facing the challenges of Mitochondrial Disease, and support them if you can. www.thelilyfoundation.org.uk @4lilyfoundation

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/ddpc027-andrew-smith.mp3

    MP3 Download link = DDPC027 – Andrew Smith

    Listen/download on iTunes

    Audioboo

    Stitcher.com

    Find us on Facebook

    We can also now be found on the Doctor Who Podcast Alliance

    All artwork for the Diddly Dum Podcast by our own The Rev can be found collected here on Pinterest.

    THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

    The podcast ends with a tribute to our Whoseum guest in the form of a Blockbusters Gold Run. If you’d like to follow along with Al and The Rev as they attempt to go from Gold to Gold before the two of them lose interest, here’s a screenshot of the Gold Run screen.

    ASQ

    SHOWNOTES

    Fresh from attending the vile debauch which was Toby Hadoke’s birthday bash, this week’s special guest at The Diddly Dum Whoseum is Andrew Smith, the man who in his late teens wrote the Fourth Doctor story “Full Circle” which introduced the companion Adric. Andrew then took up a career in the Police – the Diddly Dumbers like to imagine him as a cross between Jack Regan and Inspector Morse with a long scarf. In recent years and since his recent retirement from guarding us while we booze, new works which have come from Andrew’s pen include the Big Finish audio plays “The Invasion of E-Space” (Lalla Ward), “Domain of the Voord” (William Russell & Carole Ann Ford) and “The First Sontarans” (Sixth Doctor) and the to-be-released-this-January “Mistfall” (Fifth Doctor). Andrew has also written for Big Finish’s Blake’s Seven audio plays including “Retribution” (The Liberator Chronicles, Vol 10) and “Escape From Destiny” (The Liberator Chronicles, Vol 11). Also to be released this January is a BBC audiobook of “Full Circle” read by Matthew Waterhouse.

    Please take the time to read about a charity Andrew is interested in, The Lily Foundation, which gives support to children and families facing the challenges of Mitochondrial Disease, and support them if you can. www.thelilyfoundation.org.uk @4lilyfoundation

    The first exhibit presented to The Whoseum by Andrew is The Radio Times Doctor Who Tenth Anniversary Special from 1973. Among the delights contained within this 68-page treasure were a new short story, “We are the Daleks!”, by Terry Nation, double-page spreads on each season, detailed plans for constructing a life-size Dalek and behind-the-scenes profiles. This 1973 Special famously inspired a 15 year old Peter Capaldi to write to Radio Times. Scans of many of the pages can be found here on the sfaction Tumbler page. A video clip of the pages can be found here on Youtube.

    The Quarks were the robot servants of The Dominators in the Second Doctor story of that name.

    Terry Nation was a Welsh television writer and novelist best known for creating the Daleks for Doctor Who. Nation was also the creator of two series, Survivors and Blake’s 7, in the 1970s.

    The real Police Box on which the TARDIS is based has an interesting history. In 2002, The Metropolitan Police (London’s Police Force) unsuccessfully tried to sue the BBC for the trade mark rights to the design. The full case details can be found here. A map of the former locations of Police Boxes can be found here.

    The Rev (and, to be fair, all decent and law abiding British citizens) gain our idea of how our Police Forces work entirely from films such as “Carry on Constable” (1960) and “The Belles of St Trinians” (1954) and “Norman on the Beat” (1962) and “Spare a Copper” (1942).

    However, Doc’s formative experiences of the Police are derived from growing up in a newsagent shop opposite his local police station and seeing policemen come into the shop to buy coloured crayons “to draw big maps so we can catch criminals”. A likely story, the infant Doc used to think cynically.

    The Crystal Palace Dinosaurs, also known as Dinosaur Court, are a series of sculptures of extinct animals (including dinosaurs) in Crystal Palace Park. Commissioned in 1852 to accompany the Crystal Palace after its move from the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park, they were the first dinosaur sculptures in the world. They were used as a backdrop for Carole Ann Ford’s photoshoot for The Radio Times Doctor Who Tenth Anniversary Special.

    The Steepletone Blue Police Telephone Box.

    The Rev’s Russian Doll of TARDISes.

    Opened in 1901, the Hedon Road crematorium and chapel are thought to be the oldest municipal buildings in the country.

    The second exhibit presented to The Whoseum by Andrew is Toby Hadoke’s “Who’s Round” series of podcasts. This series follows Toby’s quest to mark Doctor Whos’s 50th anniversary year by interviewing someone who had worked on every Doctor Who story. Notable interviews include Andrew “for it is he” Smith (#02), Waris Hussein (#06), Russell T Davies (#50 & #54 & #59 & #99), Uncle Terrance Dicks (#55), Richard Martin (#80), Lynda Belingham (#71 & #85), a Rev-pleasing Chris Jury (#86), Frazer Hines (#91), Mark Gatiss (#98) and Steven Moffat (#100).

    XS Malarkey is a not-for-profit comedy club, hosted every week by Toby Hadoke, and eagerly maintained by a group of minions who do his bidding on a regular basis.

    Al and the Him travelled to Edinburgh in August 2012 to celebrate Al’s birthday seeing the Scottish Falsetto Sock Puppet Theatre and Toby Hadoke’s “My Stepson Stole My Sonic Screwdriver.”

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  • PODCAST 026 - The Foot and Mouth Christmas Special

    11 December 2014 (7:41pm GMT)
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    10620133_10205451278146260_4397356015913418024_oJoin The Three Who Drool at The Diddly Dum Whoseum for a festive podcast as, watched by an elite squad of firefighters, they light the first candle on their Advent Crown. If you listen very carefully, in the distance behind the giant Whoseum blast doors, you may just make out the faint notes of the Salvation Army band approaching up the snowy slopes of cruel Caradhras (which is played in a cameo appearance by Waltons Mountain).

    This week, the Diddly Dumbers present exhibits of their own for display in The Whoseum. Each one is an item redolent for them of a part of their lives with Doctor Who – the podcasting community, Douglas Adams and The Golden Emperor himself.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/ddpc026-the-foot-mouth-christmas-special.mp3

    MP3 Download link = DDPC026 – The Foot & Mouth Christmas Special

    Listen/download on iTunes

    Audioboo

    Stitcher.com

    Find us on Facebook

    We can also now be found on the Doctor Who Podcast Alliance

    All artwork for the Diddly Dum Podcast by our own The Rev can be found collected here on Pinterest.

    THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

    The podcast ends with a tribute to mark both Diddly Dum’s first year and Doc finally fixing the glitch in the software on the Blockbusters Gold Run screen. If you’d like to follow along with Al and The Rev as they attempt to go from Gold to Gold before the three of them lose interest, here’s a screenshot of the Gold Run screen.

    xmas A

    SHOWNOTES (and their time positions)

    (00:05:45) Pocklington was the last place in England where a woman was burned for being a witch.

    (00:08:10) Fork Handles

    (00:05:25) Dylan Moran is an Irish comedian, writer, actor and filmmaker best known for his UK television sitcom Black Books.

    (00:08:10) Fork Handles

    (00:09:05) The Diddly Dum Advent Crown is, of course, inspired by the Blue Peter Advent Crown which those of us of a certain age remember as an inseparable part of the build-up to Christmas. Blue Peter‘s equivalent of the Fourth Doctor, Sarah and Harry – the Peter Purves, John Noakes and Valerie Singleton/Leslie Judd trio would build an advent crown every December from wire coat hangers, tinsel and candles.

    (00:11:55) “Star Wars – The Force Awakens” as George Lucas would have made it – spoof trailer.

    (00:12:25) Remember Me is a British supernatural TV drama starring Michael Palin.

    (00:13:30) “Hammer Chillers” – audio drama to make you shiver.

    (00:14:25) Doesn’t Legolas’ dad look magnificent astride…er….a big moose? Was this the moment that Peter Jackson jumped the shark?

    (00:14:50) “The Germans” was the episode of Fawlty Towers where Basil is poleaxed by his moose head – surely the inspiration for the Elf King’s steed in the third of The Hobbit films.

    (00:33:40) The Doctor Who Podcast Alliance hosts most Doctor Who related podcasts.

    (00:35:55) Doc laid down his five laws for unsubscribing from a Doctor Who podcast in his own blog here.

    (00:37:55) The Pharos Project Podcast – their blog is here and their Twitter is here.

    (00:38:00) The Blue Box Podcast – their blog is here and their Facebook is here.

    (00:38:10) Who Wars – their blog is here and their Twitter is here.

    (00:38:10) 42 to Doomsday Podcast – their blog is here and their Twitter is here.

    (00:38:15) The Bad Wilf Podcast – their blog is here and their Twitter is here.

    (00:38:20) The Verity Podcast – their blog is here and their Twitter is here.

    (00:38:20) Binro Was Right – their blog is here and their Twitter is here.

    (00:38:25) The Tin Dog Podcast – their blog is here.

    (00:38:30) Desert Island Who Podcast – their blog is here and their Twitter is here.

    (00:39:40) Toby Hadoke’s Who’s Round – their blog is here and their Twitter is here.

    (00:41:50) Raymond Patrick “Ray” Cusick (May 1928 - 21 February 2013) was a designer for the BBC. He is best known for designing the Daleks for Doctor Who.

    (00:45:25) Radio Rassilon – their blog is here and their Twitter is here.

    (00:46:20) Bigger on the Inside – their blog is here.

    (00:46:45) Podshock – their blog is here and their Twitter is here.

    (00:48:15) The new “Dad’s Army” filiming in Beverley.

    (00:50:50) The Happiness Patrol – their blog is here and their Twitter is here.

    (00:54:50) The Zeuspod Podcast – their blog is here and their Twitter is here.

    (00:55:40) Radio Free Skaro – their blog is here and their Twitter is here.

    (00:56:40) Big Finish Podcast – their blog is here and their Twitter is here.

    (01:00:30) Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 - 11 May 2001) was an English writer, humorist, and dramatist. He wrote the Doctor Who television stories The Pirate Planet and Shada. He co-wrote City of Death with producer Graham Williams under the pseudonym David Agnew. He was also Doctor Who script editor for Season 17. Douglas Adams had two brief appearances in the fourth series of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. At the beginning of episode 42, “The Light Entertainment War”, Adams is in a surgeon’s mask pulling on gloves (1 min 23 secs into this video clip). At the beginning of episode 44, “Mr. Neutron”, Adams is dressed in a pepper-pot outfit and loads a missile on to a cart driven by Terry Jones, who is calling for scrap metal (50 secs into this dubbed video clip). The two episodes were broadcast in November 1974. Adams and Chapman also attempted non-Python projects, including Out of the Trees. Here Douglas Adams pays tribute to Graham Chapman.

    (01:07:55) “Don’t Panic: The Official Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Companion” is a book by Neil Gaiman about Douglas Adams and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The book was originally published in January 1988 in the United States and United Kingdom.

    (01:08:30) “Ghastly Beyond Belief” by Neil Gaiman and Kim Neman collects the most jaw-droppingly bad quotes from a half century of sf stories, books and films.

    (01:09:09) “Duran Duran – The First Four Years” by Neil Gaiman.

    Guy Martin (born 4 November 1981 in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England) is a British motorcycle racer, lorry mechanic and occasional TV presenter.

    The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a comedy science fiction series created by Douglas Adams. Originally a radio comedy broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978, it later became was later adapted to other formats including a 1981 TV series, a 1984 computer game, and a feature film. Doc and The Rev also indulged in the vinyl LP versions of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Restaurant at the End of the Universe which had lovely cool music added.

    “Hyperland” is a 50-minute long documentary film about hypertext and surrounding technologies. It was written by Douglas Adams and produced and directed by Max Whitby for BBC Two in 1990. It stars Douglas Adams as a computer user and Tom Baker, with whom Adams had already worked on Doctor Who, as a personification of a software agent.

    Vic Reeves interviews detective / antique expert John Lovejoy.

    Toast of London is a British comedy series following Steven Toast (played by former The IT Crowd and Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace actor Matt Berry), an eccentric middle-aged actor with a chequered past who spends more time dealing with his problems off stage than performing on it. Two series have currently been broadcast, in 2013 and 2014.

    This December Titan Comics is teaming up with The WHO Shop to celebrate the store ' s 30th Birthday with a special Doctor Who Comics Christmas triptych cover variant! These variants will only be available to purchase at The W HO Shop. This special image featuring the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors was created by artist Lee Sullivan (Doctor Who Magazine, Transformers, Thundercats, 2000AD) and runs across three Doctor Who comic issues this December : Tenth Doctor #5, Eleventh Doctor #5 and Twelfth Doctor #3 . (Thanks to the Kasterborous website for the link and the text – their splendid podcast should have been included in our list above – but we couldn’t remember everyone).

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  • DIDDLY DUM 026 - The Foot and Mouth Christmas Special

    11 December 2014 (7:41pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    10620133_10205451278146260_4397356015913418024_oJoin The Three Who Drool at The Diddly Dum Whoseum for a festive podcast as, watched by an elite squad of firefighters, they light the first candle on their Advent Crown. If you listen very carefully, in the distance behind the giant Whoseum blast doors, you may just make out the faint notes of the Salvation Army band approaching up the snowy slopes of cruel Caradhras (which is played in a cameo appearance by Waltons Mountain).

    This week, the Diddly Dumbers present exhibits of their own for display in The Whoseum. Each one is an item redolent for them of a part of their lives with Doctor Who – the podcasting community, Douglas Adams and The Golden Emperor himself.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/ddpc026-the-foot-mouth-christmas-special.mp3

    MP3 Download link = DDPC026 – The Foot & Mouth Christmas Special

    Listen/download on iTunes

    Audioboo

    Stitcher.com

    Find us on Facebook

    We can also now be found on the Doctor Who Podcast Alliance

    All artwork for the Diddly Dum Podcast by our own The Rev can be found collected here on Pinterest.

    THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

    The podcast ends with a tribute to mark both Diddly Dum’s first year and Doc finally fixing the glitch in the software on the Blockbusters Gold Run screen. If you’d like to follow along with Al and The Rev as they attempt to go from Gold to Gold before the three of them lose interest, here’s a screenshot of the Gold Run screen.

    xmas A

    SHOWNOTES (and their time positions)

    (00:05:45) Pocklington was the last place in England where a woman was burned for being a witch.

    (00:05:25) Dylan Moran is an Irish comedian, writer, actor and filmmaker best known for his UK television sitcom Black Books.

    (00:08:10) Fork Handles

    (00:09:05) The Diddly Dum Advent Crown is, of course, inspired by the Blue Peter Advent Crown which those of us of a certain age remember as an inseparable part of the build-up to Christmas. Blue Peter‘s equivalent of the Fourth Doctor, Sarah and Harry – the Peter Purves, John Noakes and Valerie Singleton/Leslie Judd trio would build an advent crown every December from wire coat hangers, tinsel and candles.

    (00:11:55) “Star Wars – The Force Awakens” as George Lucas would have made it – spoof trailer.

    (00:12:25) Remember Me is a British supernatural TV drama starring Michael Palin.

    (00:13:30) “Hammer Chillers” – audio drama to make you shiver.

    (00:14:25) Doesn’t Legolas’ dad look magnificent astride…er….a big moose? Was this the moment that Peter Jackson jumped the shark?

    (00:14:50) “The Germans” was the episode of Fawlty Towers where Basil is poleaxed by his moose head – surely the inspiration for the Elf King’s steed in the third of The Hobbit films.

    (00:33:40) The Doctor Who Podcast Alliance hosts most Doctor Who related podcasts.

    (00:35:55) Doc laid down his five laws for unsubscribing from a Doctor Who podcast in his own blog here.

    (00:37:55) The Pharos Project Podcast – their blog is here and their Twitter is here.

    (00:38:00) The Blue Box Podcast – their blog is here and their Facebook is here.

    (00:38:10) Who Wars – their blog is here and their Twitter is here.

    (00:38:10) 42 to Doomsday Podcast – their blog is here and their Twitter is here.

    (00:38:15) The Bad Wilf Podcast – their blog is here and their Twitter is here.

    (00:38:20) The Verity Podcast – their blog is here and their Twitter is here.

    (00:38:20) Binro Was Right – their blog is here and their Twitter is here.

    (00:38:25) The Tin Dog Podcast – their blog is here.

    (00:38:30) Desert Island Who Podcast – their blog is here and their Twitter is here.

    (00:39:40) Toby Hadoke’s Who’s Round – their blog is here and their Twitter is here.

    (00:41:50) Raymond Patrick “Ray” Cusick (May 1928 - 21 February 2013) was a designer for the BBC. He is best known for designing the Daleks for Doctor Who.

    (00:45:25) Radio Rassilon – their blog is here and their Twitter is here.

    (00:46:20) Bigger on the Inside – their blog is here.

    (00:46:45) Podshock – their blog is here and their Twitter is here.

    (00:48:15) The new “Dad’s Army” filiming in Beverley.

    (00:50:50) The Happiness Patrol – their blog is here and their Twitter is here.

    (00:54:50) The Zeuspod Podcast – their blog is here and their Twitter is here.

    (00:55:40) Radio Free Skaro – their blog is here and their Twitter is here.

    (00:56:40) Big Finish Podcast – their blog is here and their Twitter is here.

    (01:00:30) Douglas Noel Adams (11 March 1952 - 11 May 2001) was an English writer, humorist, and dramatist. He wrote the Doctor Who television stories The Pirate Planet and Shada. He co-wrote City of Death with producer Graham Williams under the pseudonym David Agnew. He was also Doctor Who script editor for Season 17. Douglas Adams had two brief appearances in the fourth series of Monty Python’s Flying Circus. At the beginning of episode 42, “The Light Entertainment War”, Adams is in a surgeon’s mask pulling on gloves (1 min 23 secs into this video clip). At the beginning of episode 44, “Mr. Neutron”, Adams is dressed in a pepper-pot outfit and loads a missile on to a cart driven by Terry Jones, who is calling for scrap metal (50 secs into this dubbed video clip). The two episodes were broadcast in November 1974. Adams and Chapman also attempted non-Python projects, including Out of the Trees. Here Douglas Adams pays tribute to Graham Chapman.

    (01:07:55) “Don’t Panic: The Official Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy Companion” is a book by Neil Gaiman about Douglas Adams and The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. The book was originally published in January 1988 in the United States and United Kingdom.

    (01:08:30) “Ghastly Beyond Belief” by Neil Gaiman and Kim Neman collects the most jaw-droppingly bad quotes from a half century of sf stories, books and films.

    (01:09:09) “Duran Duran – The First Four Years” by Neil Gaiman.

    (01:19:00) “Hyperland” is a 50-minute long documentary film about hypertext and surrounding technologies. It was written by Douglas Adams and produced and directed by Max Whitby for BBC Two in 1990. It stars Douglas Adams as a computer user and Tom Baker, with whom Adams had already worked on Doctor Who, as a personification of a software agent.

    (01:22:30) Vic Reeves interviews detective / antique expert John Lovejoy.

    (01:23:15) Toast of London is a British comedy series following Steven Toast (played by former The IT Crowd and Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace actor Matt Berry), an eccentric middle-aged actor with a chequered past who spends more time dealing with his problems off stage than performing on it. Two series have currently been broadcast, in 2013 and 2014.

    Guy Martin (born 4 November 1981 in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England) is a British motorcycle racer, lorry mechanic and occasional TV presenter.

    (01:26:15) The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy is a comedy science fiction series created by Douglas Adams. Originally a radio comedy broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1978, it later became was later adapted to other formats including a 1981 TV series, a 1984 computer game, and a feature film. Doc and The Rev also indulged in the vinyl LP versions of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and Restaurant at the End of the Universe which had lovely cool music added.

    (01:34:55) The Golden Emperor Dalek was the anti-hero of 1960 weekly magazine, TV Century 21 – Issue One of which can be found here. Every page of this strip (which has come to be known as The Dalek Chronicles) can be found on this Flickr page. This strip is also covered in one of the “Stripped for Action” DVD extras. The strip was briefly revived in Doctor Who Magazine (issues 249 – 254). The unpublished artwork for the final story can be found here and will form the basis for the completed story to be published, Gareth Kavanagh tentatively assures the world, in Vworp Vworp! Magazine #3 in 2015 – links to which are here being sprayed left and right and centre. The artwork will be by Lee Sullivan whose website can be found here.

    (01:53:30) This December Titan Comics is teaming up with The WHO Shop to celebrate the store ' s 30th Birthday with a special Doctor Who Comics Christmas triptych cover variant! These variants will only be available to purchase at The W HO Shop. This special image featuring the Tenth, Eleventh and Twelfth Doctors was created by artist Lee Sullivan (Doctor Who Magazine, Transformers, Thundercats, 2000AD) and runs across three Doctor Who comic issues this December : Tenth Doctor #5, Eleventh Doctor #5 and Twelfth Doctor #3 . (Thanks to the Kasterborous website for the link and the text – their splendid podcast should have been included in our list above – but we couldn’t remember everyone).

    (01:57:55) The Gold Run was the climactic experience of each round of Blockbusters.

    Monty Python’s mysterious office in Beverley.

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  • DIDDLY DUM 025 - Whoniversary

    23 November 2014 (3:15pm GMT)
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    Happy Doctor Who Day to one and all. To celebrate The Glorious 23rd, The Three Who Drool have invited into the marble halls of the Diddly Dum Whoseum the man who first suggested that they do a podcast together – J R Southall of the Blue Box Podcast (for it is he).

    The spiritual absent father of the Diddly Dum Podcast presents the following to the Whoseum as significant milestones in his Doctor Who life: “The Doctor Who Monster Book” (1975), his complete collection of both sets of both Doctor Who Weetabix cards (not in the original packaging alas) and “You and Who” – the collection of Doctor Who essays compiled by JR himself. Listen in as the four Fine Doubters (and dogs) discuss the Whoseum’s new exhibits before the thrilling climax when JR wheels in his final exhibit and installs Steven Moffat permanently in the cryogenic display case.

    Along the way, the podcasters discuss the role played by Cairn Terriers in their Doctor Who lives, whether phoenixes and unicorns count as real creatures, the struggle involved in writing to order, the significance of the capital letter Y in moral philosophy and whether it is obligatory to hate Doctor Who.

    And of course it wouldn’t be a Whoseum podcast without JR putting himself on the hot spot for a Blockbusters Gold Run. What grand prize awaits him if he manages to go from gold to gold in 360 seconds or less?

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/ddpc025-whoniversary.mp3

    Direct Download Link: DDPC025 – Whoniversary

    Listen/download on iTunes

    Audioboo

    Stitcher.com

    Find us on Facebook

    We can also now be found on the Doctor Who Podcast Alliance

    All artwork for the Diddly Dum Podcast by our own The Rev can be found collected here on Pinterest.

    THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

    SHOWNOTES

    The night Sid James died at The Sunderland Empire.

    The Doctor Who Monster Book and, on some of its interior pages, The Zarbi and The Silurians and The Zygons and The Cybermen.

    We can find little information about The Rev’s “Sci-fi Now” book except that it was written by Alan Frank and published in 1976. Buy it if you’re interested.

    In 1975 Weetabix ran its first Doctor Who promotion in the UK. The famously yellow packets of the breakfast cereal contained collectible stand-up card characters. The inside of the cereal packet was printed with a variety of background diorama scenes in which to place the cards. In 1977 Weetabix ran another Doctor Who promotion where the card characters were game pieces in a variety of board games which were again printed on the inside of the cereal packet. Our very own Doc (for it is he) has also discussed these Weetabix promotions in his own blog.

    “You and Who” is a book of Doctor Who fan reminiscences, edited by J.R. Southall, which was published in 2012. The following year the two-volume set “Contact Has Been Made” was released, in which fans discussed their memories of and connections with specific stories. Both are currently out of print, but that situation should be rectified soon…

    “Out of the Unknown” is a British television science fiction anthology drama series, produced by the BBC and broadcast on BBC2 in four series between 1965 and 1971.

    Al insists that he likes Doc’s personal blog which can be found here. Al’s personal blog can be found here and The Rev’s can be found here.

    This article says a lot of what Doc never got around to saying about the capital letter Y in old bibles.

    “Nutty” was a British comic that ran for 292 issues from 16 February 1980 to 14 September 1985, when it merged with The Dandy.

    The Gold Run was the climactic experience of each round of Blockbusters.

    “Paddy McGinty’s Goat” was a strip about an alien which took the form of a goat . It appeared in “Jet”, a shortlived weekly British comic published by IPC in 1971 which lasted for 22 issues before merging into Buster.

    Doc explains that the old Time Lord ceremonial collars of “Deadly Assassin” days looked far cooler than those in “Day of the Doctor” which resemble a Curly-Wurly.

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  • PODCAST 025 - Whoniversary

    23 November 2014 (3:15pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    Happy Doctor Who Day to one and all. To celebrate The Glorious 23rd, The Three Who Drool have invited into the marble halls of the Diddly Dum Whoseum the man who first suggested that they do a podcast together – J R Southall of the Blue Box Podcast (for it is he).

    The spiritual absent father of the Diddly Dum Podcast presents the following to the Whoseum as significant milestones in his Doctor Who life: “The Doctor Who Monster Book” (1975), his complete collection of both sets of both Doctor Who Weetabix cards (not in the original packaging alas) and “You and Who” – the collection of Doctor Who essays compiled by JR himself. Listen in as the four Fine Doubters (and dogs) discuss the Whoseum’s new exhibits before the thrilling climax when JR wheels in his final exhibit and installs Steven Moffat permanently in the cryogenic display case.

    Along the way, the podcasters discuss the role played by Cairn Terriers in their Doctor Who lives, whether phoenixes and unicorns count as real creatures, the struggle involved in writing to order, the significance of the capital letter Y in moral philosophy and whether it is obligatory to hate Doctor Who.

    And of course it wouldn’t be a Whoseum podcast without JR putting himself on the hot spot for a Blockbusters Gold Run. What grand prize awaits him if he manages to go from gold to gold in 360 seconds or less?

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/ddpc025-whoniversary.mp3

    Direct Download Link: DDPC025 – Whoniversary

    Listen/download on iTunes

    Audioboo

    Stitcher.com

    Find us on Facebook

    All artwork for the Diddly Dum Podcast by our own The Rev can be found collected here on Pinterest.

    THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

    SHOWNOTES

    The night Sid James died at The Sunderland Empire.

    The Doctor Who Monster Book

    We can find little information about The Rev’s “Sci-fi Now” book except that it was written by Alan Frank and published in 1976. Buy it if you’re that interested.

    In 1975 Weetabix ran its first Doctor Who promotion in the UK. The famously yellow packets of the breakfast cereal contained collectible stand-up card characters. The inside of the cereal packet was printed with a variety of background diorama scenes in which to place the cards. In 1977 Weetabix ran another Doctor Who promotion where the card characters were game pieces in a variety of board games which were again printed on the inside of the cereal packet. Our very own Doc (for it is he) has also discussed these Weetabix promotions in his own blog.

    “You and Who” is a book of Doctor Who fan reminiscences, edited by J.R. Southall, which was published in 2012. The following year the two-volume set “Contact Has Been Made” was released, in which fans discussed their memories of and connections with specific stories. Both are currently out of print, but that situation should be rectified soon…

    “Out of the Unknown” is a British television science fiction anthology drama series, produced by the BBC and broadcast on BBC2 in four series between 1965 and 1971.

    Al insists that he likes Doc’s personal blog which can be found here. Al’s personal blog can be found here and The Rev’s can be found here.

    This article says a lot of what Doc never got around to saying about the capital letter Y in old bibles.

    “Nutty” was a British comic that ran for 292 issues from 16 February 1980 to 14 September 1985, when it merged with The Dandy.

    The Gold Run was the climactic experience of each round of Blockbusters.

    “Paddy McGinty’s Goat” was a strip about an alien which took the form of a goat . It appeared in “Jet”, a shortlived weekly British comic published by IPC in 1971 which lasted for 22 issues before merging into Buster.

    Doc explains that the old Time Lord ceremonial collars of “Deadly Assassin” days looked far cooler than those in “Day of the Doctor” which resemble a Curly-Wurly.

    The Diddly Dum podcast thanks anyone we've pinched stuff from and respects the copyright of etc etc.




  • PODCAST 024 - Doc in Heaven

    13 November 2014 (10:12pm GMT)
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    For this double review of "Dark Water" and "Death in Heaven", the Diddly Dumbers decide to research the theory developed by The Him (Al’s eminence grise) that Steven Moffat’s source material for Doctor Who is stolen entirely from Danger Mouse episodes. So they leap once again into the Molecular Nanoscaler and shrink themselves small enough to enter the secret agent’s pillar box base.

    Safely ensconced among the uncollected post, the Diddly Dumbers start with Doc’s mammoth rambling review of his recent trip to the British Film Institute to see the premiere of “Future Shock – The Story of 2000AD”. Eventually, the Three Who Drool remember that this is primarily a Doctor Who related podcast and turn to the Series 8 finale double-bill.

    Along the way, The Rev reveals how Steven Moffat is cooking pasta with guess who’s spice rack, Doc gets so deeply mired in an elaborate “Friends” analogy that he forgets why he started it, Al hams it up with hamartia, we cover how “The Happiness Patrol” never came near 200AD’s “Invasion” in attacking Margaret Thatcher, why it’s illegal to produce horror comics in the UK, Australia’s joint-second top contributions to world culture, how watching Steven Moffat’s finale was like those scouts on a roller-coaster in “J**’** F** I*”, and we discover why the campest character in sci-fi history could well have been Admiral Ackbar.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/ddpc024-doc-in-heaven.mp3

    DDPC024 – Doc in Heaven

    Listen/download on iTunes

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    All artwork for the Diddly Dum Podcast by our own The Rev can be found collected here on Pinterest.

    THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

    SHOW NOTES

    Humber Comic-Con

    Through the generosity of friend of the show Kevin Jordan, on 28 October 2014, Doc stayed late at work (a genuine first!) in order to spend the evening at the nearby British Film Institute where, as part of their “Sci-fi Days of Fear and Wonder” season, they were showing the premiere of “Future Shock – The Story of 2000AD”. This was a 105mins docu-film telling (believe it or not) the story of British comic 2000AD. The evening was rounded off with a Q&A session including Pat Mills and Kevin O’Neill. Photos of the audience at the event can be found on the producer’s blog. You won’t be able to spot Doc because he left his box at home that night.

    Here you can find a page of 2000AD artwork specially drawn as a dig at working conditions on the comic which was banned from publication by the soulless minions of orthodoxy.

    One morning in early 1977, Doc’s weekly comic dropped through the letter-box of his family home. It may have been “Whizzer & Chips” or “Beezer” or “Cor!” (Doc forgets) but it was to change this mild-mannered 10-year old into the giant of podcasting that you see today. For the centrespread consisted of a four-page advert for the brand new comic 2000AD (on pale pink paper). Thanks to Gary at “Tainted Archive” for preserving a copy online. Was Doc attracted by the promise of anarchic anti-hero adventure or by the free Space Spinner frisbee? We will never know.

    The Heavy Metal Kids as a visual literacy aid.

    “Robot Wars” is often accepted as the story which propelled Judge Dredd to No 1 strip in 2000AD.

    The docu-film provides more evidence to support Al’s assertion that Hardware (1990) - Richard Stanley's once-rare cult classic - ripped off the design of Walter's Robo-Tale - "SHOK!" from the Judge Dredd Annual 1981 as discussed in Diddly Dum Podcast #021.

    Early 2000AD strip “Invasion” contained a scene which was supposed to suggest the shooting of Margaret Thatcher. Eat your heart out, “The Happiness Patrol”.

    “Strip” comic.

    Outlaw infant Baby Face Finlayson is a fictional character in a comic strip in the UK comic “The Beano”.

    Leo Baxendale (born 27 October 1930 is a British cartoonist and the creator of The Bash Street Kids.

    Fortean Times is a British monthly magazine devoted to the anomalous phenomena popularised by Charles Fort.

    It’s forbidden to produce horror comics in the UK.

    “Thrill-Power Overload: Thirty Years of 2000AD” by David Bishop

    “Judge Dredd – the Mega-History” by Colin M Jarman

    Pat Mills and Dave Gibbons contributed to Doctor Who Weekly/Monthly with such stories as “The Song of the Space Whale” and “Star Beast” and “Iron Legion“.

    Rob Irwin’s “Who Wars Podcast” is the podcast for those among us who just can't decide between Star Wars and Doctor Who. Episodes #09, #10 and #12 of Rob’s podcast include a three-part interview with EricJ, also known as Eric J or Eric Johnson, who is a comic book artist and the co-creator of “Rex Mundi”, an American comic book series featuring a quest for the Holy Grail told as a murder mystery set in the year 1933, in an alternate history Europe where magic is real.

    The Starburst Bookworm Podcast Season 2 Episode 25 interviews The Art Heroes, Lee Robinson and Dan Clifford.

    Joint second (behind Holly Valance) in the list of Australia’s greatest contributions to world culture is Rob and Mark’s splendid 42 to Doomsday Podcast.

    Louis the Stammerer

    Laurence Stephen “L.S.” Lowry (1 November 1887 - 23 February 1976) was an English artist born in Lancashire.

    Jim Steinman

    In long-gone TV show “Jim’ll Fix It” which we now have to pretend, like Gary Glitter’s songs, never existed, a 1980 TV memory indelibly etched on UK memories is the group of boy scouts who wanted to eat their lunch on a roller-coaster.

    “Doctor Who and the Daleks in the Seven Keys to Doomsday” was a stage play which ran at the Adelphi Theatre in London in 1974.

    The more gullible among you may have fallen for the that Missy’s true identity is The Master. The Diddly Dumbers, however, remain convinced that their original theory of her being Mrs McCluskey from Grange Hill still holds water.

    “Mind Reader - An Evening of Wonders” is the name of Derren Brown's third live stage show which had its first run of 42 dates in 2007. The introduction to the show was a video including gorillas playing table tennis to demonstrate change blindness. Brown then appeared and indicated that a some point during the show “a man in a gorilla suit will come onto stage and steal a banana”. The challenge for the audience was to notice the banana being stolen. The banana was then successfully removed while the audience attention was directed elsewhere. Later in the show, when the gorilla came on stage more obviously, it was revealed that it was Derren in the costume.

    “Doctor Who: Thirty Years in the TARDIS” is a one-off, 50-minute television documentary, broadcast to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the science-fiction series Doctor Who. It was originally transmitted on Monday 29 November 1993. This was followed by a release on VHS, titled “More Than… Thirty Years in the TARDIS”.

    Admiral Ackbar totally camps it up in “Return of the Jedi”.

    The Diddly Dum podcast thanks anyone we've pinched stuff from and respects the copyright of etc etc.




  • DIDDLY DUM 024 - Doc in Heaven

    13 November 2014 (10:12pm GMT)
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    For this double review of "Dark Water" and "Death in Heaven", the Diddly Dumbers pay tribute to the theory developed by The Him (Al’s eminence grise) that Steven Moffat’s source material for Doctor Who is stolen entirely from Danger Mouse episodes. So they leap once again into the Molecular Nanoscaler and shrink themselves small enough to enter the secret agent’s pillar box base.

    Nestled safely among the uncollected post, the Diddly Dumbers start with Doc’s mammoth rambling review of his recent trip to the British Film Institute to see the premiere of “Future Shock – The Story of 2000AD”. Eventually, the Three Who Drool remember that this is primarily a Doctor Who related podcast and turn to the Series 8 finale double-bill.

    Along the way, The Rev reveals how Steven Moffat is cooking pasta with guess who’s spice rack, Doc gets so deeply mired in an elaborate “Friends” analogy that he forgets why he started it, Al hams it up with hamartia, we cover how “The Happiness Patrol” never came near 2000AD’s “Invasion” in attacking Margaret Thatcher, why it’s illegal to produce horror comics in the UK, Australia’s joint-second top contributions to world culture, how watching Steven Moffat’s finale was like those scouts on a roller-coaster in “J**’** F** I*”, and we discover why the campest character in sci-fi history could well have been Admiral Ackbar.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/ddpc024-doc-in-heaven.mp3

    Direct Download Link: DDPC024 – Doc in Heaven

    Listen/download on iTunes

    Audioboo

    Stitcher.com

    Find us on Facebook

    All artwork for the Diddly Dum Podcast by our own The Rev can be found collected here on Pinterest.

    THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

    SHOW NOTES

    Humber Comic-Con

    Through the generosity of friend of the show Kevin Jordan, on 28 October 2014, Doc stayed late at work (a genuine first!) in order to spend the evening at the nearby British Film Institute where, as part of their “Sci-fi Days of Fear and Wonder” season, they were showing the premiere of “Future Shock – The Story of 2000AD”. This was a 105mins docu-film telling (believe it or not) the story of British comic 2000AD. The evening was rounded off with a Q&A session including Pat Mills and Kevin O’Neill. Photos of the audience at the event can be found on the producer’s blog. You won’t be able to spot Doc because he left his box at home that night.

    Here you can find a page of 2000AD artwork specially drawn as a dig at working conditions on the comic which was banned from publication by the soulless minions of orthodoxy.

    One morning in early 1977, Doc’s weekly comic dropped through the letter-box of his family home. It may have been “Whizzer & Chips” or “The Beezer” or “Cor!” (Doc forgets) but it was to change this mild-mannered 10-year old into the giant of podcasting that you see today. For the centrespread consisted of a four-page advert for the brand new comic 2000AD (on pale pink paper). Thanks to Gary at “Tainted Archive” for preserving a copy online. Was Doc attracted by the promise of anarchic anti-hero adventure or by the free Space Spinner frisbee? We will never know.

    The Heavy Metal Kids as a visual literacy aid.

    “Robot Wars” is often accepted as the story which propelled Judge Dredd to No 1 strip in 2000AD.

    Here is the offending picture wherein the bridge looked far too much like a penis for the tastes of the 2000AD censors.

    The docu-film provides more evidence to support Al’s assertion that Hardware (1990) - Richard Stanley's once-rare cult classic – ripped off the design of Walter's Robo-Tale - "SHOK!" from the Judge Dredd Annual 1981 as discussed in Diddly Dum Podcast #021.

    Early 2000AD strip “Invasion” contained a scene which was supposed to suggest the shooting of Margaret Thatcher. Eat your heart out, “The Happiness Patrol”.

    “Strip” comic from The Rev’s youth.

    Outlaw infant “Baby-Face Finlayson” is a fictional character in a comic strip in the UK comic “The Beano”.

    Leo Baxendale (born 27 October 1930 is a British cartoonist and the creator of The Bash Street Kids.

    Fortean Times is a British monthly magazine devoted to the anomalous phenomena popularised by Charles Fort.

    It’s forbidden to produce horror comics in the UK.

    “Thrill-Power Overload: Thirty Years of 2000AD” by David Bishop

    “Judge Dredd – the Mega-History” by Colin M Jarman

    Pat Mills and Dave Gibbons contributed to Doctor Who Weekly/Monthly with such stories as “The Song of the Space Whale” and “Star Beast” and “Iron Legion“.

    Rob Irwin’s “Who Wars Podcast” is the podcast for those among us who just can't decide between Star Wars and Doctor Who. Episodes #09, #10 and #12 of Rob’s podcast include a three-part interview with EricJ, also known as Eric J or Eric Johnson, who is a comic book artist and the co-creator of “Rex Mundi”, an American comic book series featuring a quest for the Holy Grail told as a murder mystery set in the year 1933, in an alternate history Europe where magic is real.

    The Starburst Bookworm Podcast Season 2 Episode 25 interviews The Art Heroes, Lee Robinson and Dan Clifford.

    Joint second (behind Holly Valance) in the list of Australia’s greatest contributions to world culture is Rob and Mark’s splendid 42 to Doomsday Podcast.

    Louis the Stammerer

    Laurence Stephen “L.S.” Lowry (1 November 1887 - 23 February 1976) was an English artist born in Lancashire.

    Jim Steinman

    In long-gone TV show “Jim’ll Fix It” which we now have to pretend, like Gary Glitter’s songs, never existed, a 1980 TV memory indelibly etched on UK memories is the group of boy scouts who wanted to eat their lunch on a roller-coaster.

    “Doctor Who and the Daleks in the Seven Keys to Doomsday” was a stage play which ran at the Adelphi Theatre in London in 1974.

    The more gullible among you may have fallen for the that Missy’s true identity is The Master. The Diddly Dumbers, however, remain convinced that their original theory of her being Mrs McClusky from Grange Hill still holds water.

    “Mind Reader - An Evening of Wonders” is the name of Derren Brown's third live stage show which had its first run of 42 dates in 2007. The introduction to the show was a video including gorillas playing table tennis to demonstrate change blindness. Brown then appeared and indicated that a some point during the show “a man in a gorilla suit will come onto stage and steal a banana”. The challenge for the audience was to notice the banana being stolen. The banana was then successfully removed while the audience attention was directed elsewhere. Later in the show, when the gorilla came on stage more obviously, it was revealed that it was Derren in the costume.

    “Doctor Who: Thirty Years in the TARDIS” is a one-off, 50-minute television documentary, broadcast to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the science-fiction series Doctor Who. It was originally transmitted on Monday 29 November 1993. This was followed by a release on VHS, titled “More Than… Thirty Years in the TARDIS”.

    Admiral Ackbar totally camps it up in “Return of the Jedi”.

    The Diddly Dum podcast thanks anyone we've pinched stuff from and respects the copyright of etc etc.




  • DIDDLY DUM 023 - Nightline

    30 October 2014 (10:50pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    For this double review of "Flatline" and "In the Forest of the Night", the Diddly Dumbers have repaired to a sylvan glade. But the peaceful location belies a lurking menace. Which of us hasn’t shivered at the idea of growling in the bushes?

    Each new podcast seems to reveal another shocking example of shameless thievery on Steven Moffat’s part. You know that “how can I have been so blind?” feeling when the penny drops and something is laid bare which has been staring you in the face for years? That’s how our podcasters felt this week when The Him (Al’s eminence grise) pointed out what now seems so obvious – that the idea behind every Series 8 episode of Doctor Who can be traced back to an original episode of “Danger Mouse”. The Three Who Drool discuss this outrage.

    Along the way, we cover the role of the Three Day Week in The Rev’s conception, Doc having to wait over 40-odd years for his scariest ever experience in Doctor Who, ten foots and snickleways, The Rev finding that the day can be as scary as the night, has normally lovely Sigourney Weaver ever been a more of a total bitch than her character in “Working Girl”, comics as a form of literacy, Al finding Judge Dredd standing next to him at the urinal, the best way not to be killed by tigers and “Peppa Pig” as a prequel to “Animal Farm”.

    As an erotic climax, Al finally explains his theory of Doctor Who as Greek tragedy.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/ddpc023-nightline.mp3

    Direct Download Link: DDPC023 – Nightline

    Listen/download on iTunes

    Audioboo

    Stitcher.com

    Find us on Facebook

    All artwork for the Diddly Dum Podcast by our own The Rev can be found collected here on Pinterest.

    THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

    SHOW NOTES

    We mourn the passing of the sublimely lovely Linda Bellingham. From “The Sweeney” to “All Creatures Great and Small” and reaching her apogee as the Inquisitor throughout the run of “Trial of a Time Lord” before going on to show Peggy Mitchell how to be a proper gangsteress in “The Bill”. In her later career, she became stereotyped as a strong and versatile actress but it’s her work in the field of Oxo which is how we like to remember her.

    The Rev pays tribute to the divine Lynda on his own blog.

    Big Finish "Tom Baker at 80'' CD

    The BBC’s Genome project gives all Radio Times listings. Find out what was being broadcast on your birthday.

    “Diana” is an American sitcom that aired on NBC during the 1973-1974 television season that was created by Leonard Stern and starred Diana Rigg in her first American television series.

    Leonard Sachs, as compere of “The Good Old Days” was surely the inspiration for Henry Gordon Jago.

    The power cuts of the 1970s were his parents’ inspiration for The Rev himself.

    Captain Mainwaring plays the bagpipes 27 mins into the “If The Cap Fits” episode of Dad’s Army.

    Al has written a column in print issue #406 of Starburst magazine.

    Thomas Love Peacock

    Lotte Lenya played Colonel Rosa Klebb who got frisky with Daniela Bianchi in “From Russia With Love”

    The birth of the BBC

    Charles David George “Charlie” Stross (born 18 October 1964) is a British writer of science fiction, Lovecraftian horror and fantasy.

    A Spirograph is a geometric drawing toy that produces mathematical roulette curves. It was developed by British engineer Denys Fisher and first sold in 1965.

    The form of pantograph which Doc was struggling to name was, of course, the Sketch-a-Graph.

    Rising Damp is a British sitcom produced by Yorkshire Television for ITV and originally broadcast from 1974 through 1978. Starring inter alia Leonard Rossiter and Frances de la Tour.

    The 2d-to-3D effects in “Flatline” remind The Rev of the stained-glass knight in the “Young Sherlock Holmes” film (1985).

    Not to be outdone by a Yorkshireman in the cultural hinterland stakes, the TARDIS in Clara’s handbag reminds Lancastrian Doc of the carpet bag scene in “Mary Poppins”.

    “Saving Mr. Banks” is a 2013 American-Australian-British historical drama film centered on the development of the 1964 Walt Disney Studios film “Mary Poppins”.

    Doc’s slightly obscure demand that Cagney and Lacey get that washroom redecorated comes from 4 mins 50 seconds into this Victoria Wood performance.

    Brian Sibley is a British writer and broadcaster who wrote the 26 episode radio adaptation of “Lord of the Rings” first broadcast on BBC Radio Four in 1981 and which starred Ian Holm as Frodo, later to play Bilbo in Peter Jackson’s film trilogy.

    “The Land of Narnia” by Brian Sibley

    Christopher Fairbank who played annoying foreman Fenton in “Flatline” is perhaps known best (certainly to The Rev) for his role as Moxey in “Auf Wiedersehen Pet”.

    “Nocturnal Activities” by John Williams from “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”.

    Aussie Rob@WhoWars, who delights in the Diddly Dumbers having three distinct accents, has his own Doctor Who/Star Wars crossover podcast which is a must.

    A view from the cab of a Diesel train travelling the full length of the line from Withernsea to Hull, filmed by Stan Kerman in 1957.

    Disused stations – Hedon Station.

    Ten Foots and Snickleways

    Ramsey Campbell’s “Demons by Daylight”

    A113 (sometimes A-113 or A1-13) is an inside joke, an Easter egg in animated films created by alumni of California Institute of the Arts.

    Alan-Moore-the-wonderful-wizard-of…Northampton. “Heaven” is the last track on Alan Moore & Tim Perkins “Angel Passage” CD.

    “Swamp Thing” issue #32

    “Swamp Thing” issue #53 – “The Garden of Earthly Delights”

    “Pog” and “Abandoned House”: Alan’s Moor’s “Swamp Thing” issues #32 and #33.

    Rev’s short film looking at the development of Gothic as a design style from it’s early beginings as an architectural style to it’s use as a fashion style. Ideal for Art & Design Education. And that voiceover sounds strangely familiar.

    “Theatre of Blood” is a 1973 horror film starring Vincent Price as vengeful actor Edward Lionheart (and Diana Rigg as his daughter Edwina). Among other Shakeapearian deaths, Lionheart punishes theatre critic, Robert Morley, by cooking his pet poodles a la Titus Andronicus. Vincent Price also used to ask people to pass the mustard.

    “The Abominable Dr Phibes” is a 1971 British horror film starring Vincent Price who is inspired in his murderous spree by the Ten Plagues of Egypt from the Old Testament. It was followed by “Dr Phibes Rises Again”.

    Dave Gibbons is appointed the UK’s first comics laureate.

    Comics Literacy Awareness (CLAw) is an exciting new literacy charity formed by a group of passionate and highly experienced trustees from the fields of education and comics. The mission of CLAw is to dramatically improve the literacy levels of UK children through the medium of comics and graphic novels. CLAw will also aim to raise the profile, image and respectability of comics and graphic novels as both a valid art form and as works of literature.

    Neil Cameron’s blog entry on comics and literacy.

    Judge Minty – a not for profit fan film.

    The Phoenix Comic contains Adam Murphy’s “Corpse Talk: Digging up history one hero at a time”.

    “Here Come the Double Deckers” was a 17-part British children’s TV series from 1970-71 revolving around the adventures of seven children whose den was an old red double-decker London bus in an unused junk yard. Scooper, the leader of the group, was played by a young Peter Firth who would go on to play Harry Pearce in the BBC One show “Spooks“.

    WALL-E

    The Diddly Dum Podcast would like at this point to declare an interest. We hold no interests in Ted Baker. However, since Friend of the Show Tariq has suggested that Doc’s visit to the HQ might have been explained by his being on acid at the time, we would like to provide evidence that their front door is indeed in the middle of a giant lobster, visitors to their Reception are indeed greeted by a barking animatronic Golden Retriever, and their lifts are indeed just like Roald Dahl’s Great Glass Elevator in having fun buttons all over their walls.

    The Rev’s favourite bit of silence ever is the 8 seconds between the end of the 20th Century Fox fanfare and the start of the Star Wars fanfare.

    “Danger Mouse” is a British children’s animated television series which was produced by Cosgrove Hall Films for Thames Television. It features the eponymous Danger Mouse, an English mouse who works as a secret agent. It is also clearly the inspiration for Series 8 of Doctor Who. Take a look at episode 5 of “Day of the Suds” where Nelson’s Column has been toppled. In “Time Slip”, Danger Mouse goes back in time to meet Robin Hood. Are you listening, Mr Gatiss? And do we need to say any more about “Danger Mouse on the Orient Express“?

    “Doctor Who and the Song of Goats” – Al’s Greek tragedy theory from his own blog.

    The Diddly Dum podcast thanks anyone we've pinched stuff from and respects the copyright of etc etc.




  • PODCAST 023 - Nightline

    30 October 2014 (10:50pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    For this double review of "Flatline" and "In the Forest of the Night", the Diddly Dumbers have repaired to a sylvan glade. But the peaceful location belies a lurking menace. Which of us hasn’t shivered at the idea of growling in the bushes?

    Each new podcast seems to reveal another shocking example of shameless thievery on Steven Moffat’s part. You know that “how can I have been so blind?” feeling when the penny drops and something is laid bare which has been staring you in the face for years? That’s how our podcasters felt this week when The Him (Al’s eminence grise) pointed out what now seems so obvious – that the idea behind every Series 8 episode of Doctor Who can be traced back to an original episode of “Danger Mouse”. The Three Who Drool discuss this outrage.

    Along the way, we cover the role of the Three Day Week in The Rev’s conception, Doc having to wait over 40-odd years for his scariest ever experience in Doctor Who, ten foots and snickleways, The Rev finding that the day can be as scary as the night, has normally lovely Sigourney Weaver ever been a more of a total bitch than her character in “Working Girl”, comics as a form of literacy, Al finding Judge Dredd standing next to him at the urinal, the best way not to be killed by tigers and “Peppa Pig” as a prequel to “Animal Farm”.

    As an erotic climax, Al finally explains his theory of Doctor Who as Greek tragedy.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/ddpc023-nightline.mp3

    Direct Download Link: DDPC023 – Nightline

    Listen/download on iTunes

    Audioboo

    Stitcher.com

    Find us on Facebook

    All artwork for the Diddly Dum Podcast by our own The Rev can be found collected here on Pinterest.

    THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

    SHOW NOTES

    We mourn the passing of the sublimely lovely Linda Bellingham. From “The Sweeney” to “All Creatures Great and Small” and reaching her apogee as the Inquisitor throughout the run of “Trial of a Time Lord” before going on to show Peggy Mitchell how to be a proper gangsteress in “The Bill”. In her later career, she became stereotyped as a strong and versatile actress but it’s her work in the field of Oxo which is how we like to remember her.

    The Rev pays tribute to the divine Lynda on his own blog.

    Big Finish "Tom Baker at 80'' CD

    The BBC’s Genome project gives all Radio Times listings. Find out what was being broadcast on your birthday.

    “Diana” is an American sitcom that aired on NBC during the 1973-1974 television season that was created by Leonard Stern and starred Diana Rigg in her first American television series.

    Leonard Sachs, as compere of “The Good Old Days” was surely the inspiration for Henry Gordon Jago.

    The power cuts of the 1970s were his parents’ inspiration for The Rev himself.

    Captain Mainwaring plays the bagpipes 27 mins into the “If The Cap Fits” episode of Dad’s Army.

    Al has written a column in print issue #406 of Starburst magazine.

    Thomas Love Peacock

    Lotte Lenya played Colonel Rosa Klebb who got frisky with Daniela Bianchi in “From Russia With Love”

    The birth of the BBC

    Charles David George “Charlie” Stross (born 18 October 1964) is a British writer of science fiction, Lovecraftian horror and fantasy.

    A Spirograph is a geometric drawing toy that produces mathematical roulette curves. It was developed by British engineer Denys Fisher and first sold in 1965.

    The form of pantograph which Doc was struggling to name was, of course, the Sketch-a-Graph.

    Rising Damp is a British sitcom produced by Yorkshire Television for ITV and originally broadcast from 1974 through 1978. Starring inter alia Leonard Rossiter and Frances de la Tour.

    The 2d-to-3D effects in “Flatline” remind The Rev of the stained-glass knight in the “Young Sherlock Holmes” film (1985).

    Not to be outdone by a Yorkshireman in the cultural hinterland stakes, the TARDIS in Clara’s handbag reminds Lancastrian Doc of the carpet bag scene in “Mary Poppins”.

    “Saving Mr. Banks” is a 2013 American-Australian-British historical drama film centered on the development of the 1964 Walt Disney Studios film “Mary Poppins”.

    Doc’s slightly obscure demand that Cagney and Lacey get that washroom redecorated comes from 4 mins 50 seconds into this Victoria Wood performance.

    Brian Sibley is a British writer and broadcaster who wrote the 26 episode radio adaptation of “Lord of the Rings” first broadcast on BBC Radio Four in 1981 and which starred Ian Holm as Frodo, later to play Bilbo in Peter Jackson’s film trilogy.

    “The Land of Narnia” by Brian Sibley

    Christopher Fairbank who played annoying foreman Fenton in “Flatline” is perhaps known best (certainly to The Rev) for his role as Moxey in “Auf Wiedersehen Pet”.

    “Nocturnal Activities” by John Williams from “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom”.

    Aussie Rob@WhoWars, who delights in the Diddly Dumbers having three distinct accents, has his own Doctor Who/Star Wars crossover podcast which is a must.

    A view from the cab of a Diesel train travelling the full length of the line from Withernsea to Hull, filmed by Stan Kerman in 1957.

    Disused stations – Hedon Station.

    Ten Foots and Snickleways

    Ramsey Campbell’s “Demons by Daylight”

    A113 (sometimes A-113 or A1-13) is an inside joke, an Easter egg in animated films created by alumni of California Institute of the Arts.

    Alan-Moore-the-wonderful-wizard-of…Northampton. “Heaven” is the last track on Alan Moore & Tim Perkins “Angel Passage” CD.

    “Swamp Thing” issue #32

    “Swamp Thing” issue #53 – “The Garden of Earthly Delights”

    “Pog” and “Abandoned House”: Alan’s Moor’s “Swamp Thing” issues #32 and #33.

    Rev’s short film looking at the development of Gothic as a design style from it’s early beginings as an architectural style to it’s use as a fashion style. Ideal for Art & Design Education. And that voiceover sounds strangely familiar.

    “Theatre of Blood” is a 1973 horror film starring Vincent Price as vengeful actor Edward Lionheart (and Diana Rigg as his daughter Edwina). Among other Shakeapearian deaths, Lionheart punishes theatre critic, Robert Morley, by cooking his pet poodles a la Titus Andronicus. Vincent Price also used to ask people to pass the mustard.

    “The Abominable Dr Phibes” is a 1971 British horror film starring Vincent Price who is inspired in his murderous spree by the Ten Plagues of Egypt from the Old Testament. It was followed by “Dr Phibes Rises Again”.

    Dave Gibbons is appointed the UK’s first comics laureate.

    Comics Literacy Awareness (CLAw) is an exciting new literacy charity formed by a group of passionate and highly experienced trustees from the fields of education and comics. The mission of CLAw is to dramatically improve the literacy levels of UK children through the medium of comics and graphic novels. CLAw will also aim to raise the profile, image and respectability of comics and graphic novels as both a valid art form and as works of literature.

    Neil Cameron’s blog entry on comics and literacy.

    Judge Minty – a not for profit fan film.

    The Phoenix Comic contains Adam Murphy’s “Corpse Talk: Digging up history one hero at a time”.

    “Here Come the Double Deckers” was a 17-part British children’s TV series from 1970-71 revolving around the adventures of seven children whose den was an old red double-decker London bus in an unused junk yard. Scooper, the leader of the group, was played by a young Peter Firth who would go on to play Harry Pearce in the BBC One show “Spooks“.

    WALL-E

    The Diddly Dum Podcast would like at this point to declare an interest. We hold no interests in Ted Baker. However, since Friend of the Show Tariq has suggested that Doc’s visit to the HQ might have been explained by his being on acid at the time, we would like to provide evidence that their front door is indeed in the middle of a giant lobster, visitors to their Reception are indeed greeted by a barking animatronic Golden Retriever, and their lifts are indeed just like Roald Dahl’s Great Glass Elevator in having fun buttons all over their walls.

    The Rev’s favourite bit of silence ever is the 8 seconds between the end of the 20th Century Fox fanfare and the start of the Star Wars fanfare.

    “Danger Mouse” is a British children’s animated television series which was produced by Cosgrove Hall Films for Thames Television. It features the eponymous Danger Mouse, an English mouse who works as a secret agent. It is also clearly the inspiration for Series 8 of Doctor Who. Take a look at episode 5 of “Day of the Suds” where Nelson’s Column has been toppled. In “Time Slip”, Danger Mouse goes back in time to meet Robin Hood. Are you listening, Mr Gatiss? And do we need to say any more about “Danger Mouse on the Orient Express“?

    “Doctor Who and the Song of Goats” – Al’s Greek tragedy theory from his own blog.

    The Diddly Dum podcast thanks anyone we've pinched stuff from and respects the copyright of etc etc.




  • PODCAST 022 - Express Delivery

    16 October 2014 (9:53pm GMT)
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    For this double review of "Kill the Moon" and "Mummy on the Orient Express", the Diddly Dumbers have bought Third Class tickets and donned dinner jacket T-shirts to sneak into the First Class dining car. Will they manage to complete the whole podcast before anyone checks their tickets?

    10708495_10205096282791598_5430766889711835568_oAlong the way: The Three Who Drool are christened “the 1970s sitcom of Doctor Who podcasting” by a rival podcast. We reminisce about our past encounters with Sylvester McCoy. We discover that famous people are sometimes more lovely than you think. A slow printer replaces the water-cooler as the office gathering place. We reveal the original source from which Peter Harness shamelessly stole the “dragon living in a moon” plot. Al unfolds his insane theory about Perkins’ secret identity. We discover the film against which The Rev measures all other films. We touch briefly on working class situations in British porn. We decide which soap Doctor Who ought to resemble, and Doc away explains his body (10% human, 90% cardboard) by revealing his true comic book identity. Even Strontium Dog and his sidekicks Wulf and the Gronk get a mention.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/ddpc022-express-delivery.mp3

    Direct Download Link: DDPC022 – Express Delivery

    Listen/download on iTunes

    Audioboo

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    THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

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    SHOW NOTES

    The Rev really revels in Hornby train sets. It’s choo choo choo all the way to Hull.

    Newest and cruelest (sob) friends of Diddly Dum are the denizens of the “Binro Was Right Podcast”. Their eponymous hero is, of course, Binro the Heretic, a character from Key to Time season story “The Ribos Operation” who was persecuted for his beliefs. Their caricature of the Diddly Dumbers as the 1970s sitcom of Doctor Who podcasting, painting Doc and Al as a “Terry and June” couple and The Rev presumably as the child they never had, is uncomfortably near the mark.

    Matt Smith demonstrates why we should avoid using cloud technology. He’s not joking, he’s deadly cirrus.

    Among the DVD extras for “The Second Coming” is an outtake where Ninth Doctor Christopher Eccleston surprises a co-star by appearing at a bathroom door clad in nothing but a sock over his manhood.

    “Exploration Earth”, an audio story featuring Tom Baker and Elisabeth Sladen.

    The Amazing Criswell

    During the 2007 Hull Comedy Festival, our very own Rev (and his pal Sean) wins a BBC competition and had some of their little Spacehopper fims shown late at night on BBC2 as part of “The British Summer of Film”.

    Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning

    The late actor Geoffrey Hughes played Twiggy in “The Royle Family” but far more famously also played workshy binman, Eddie Yeats, in Coronation Street – sidekick to Stan and Hilda Ogden. And if you fast forward to 2 mins 15 secs into this Youtube clip, you’ll find the famous Stan and Hilda kiss which The Rev refers to.

    “Expresso” – Norman Wisdom’s last film.

    “Melancholia” is a 2011 Danish art film written and directed by Lars von Trier.

    The Diddly Dum Podcast rocks the foundations of Doctor Who writing this week by revealing that the space creature so improbably hatching from The Moon was based on The Soup Dragon from Oliver Postgate masterpiece “The Clangers”.

    Peter Harness hails from Hornsea, home of the famous Hornsea Pottery and inspiration for The Rev’s photography book on Hornsea.

    “Is Anybody There?” is a 2008 British drama film starring Michael Caine.

    “Come Live With Me” song from Richard III (1995).

    Doc stamps his authority on his chums as the Daddy Bear of the podcast by finally remembering some kids TV which predates Al and The Rev. Casey Jones (with Casey Junior) was, of course, the famous driver of The Cannonball Express.

    “Horror Express” is a 1972 Spanish/British horror film directed by Eugenio Martin and starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.

    The Mary Rose raised from The Solent in 1982.

    “Bergerac” was a British television show set in Jersey starring John Nettles as the title character Detective Sergeant Jim Bergerac and of course Louise (Leela) Jameson.

    The Desert Island Who Podcast.

    “Time Travel for the Discerning Rock Fan” – The Rev uses his own blog to rhapsodise about Queen.

    Al muses at length about “Kill the Moon” and “Three-Fold Musing” and “Mummy on the Orient Express” on his own blog.

    Doc hasn’t put much on his own blog for a few weeks but he’s damned if he isn’t going to get a look-in too if The Rev and Al are going to plug theirs.

    “Strontium Dog” is a long-running comics series featuring in the British science fiction weekly 2000 AD, starring Johnny Alpha, a mutant bounty hunter with an array of imaginative gadgets and weapons.

    “Ro-Busters” is a British comic story that formed part of the original line-up of Starlord. Similar in premise to that of the Thunderbirds television series, it was created by writer Pat Mills and was drawn by Carlos Pino and Ian Kennedy initially, before Starlord’s merger with 2000 AD. Ro-Busters is a commercial rescue organisation run by Howard Quartz, known as “Mr. 10 Per Cent” because 90% of him is robotic. Thus he has been compared to our own Doc Whom because 90% of him is cardboard.

    The BBC’s official Doctor Who website gallery sends The Rev into ecstasies of design delight.

    “Three Fold Musing” – more ravings from the padded cell that is Al’s blog.

    Doctor Who – “Death Comes to Time”.

    Trebor Mummies and their Tales from the Tomb.

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  • DIDDLY DUM 022 - Express Delivery

    16 October 2014 (9:53pm GMT)
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    For this double review of "Kill the Moon" and "Mummy on the Orient Express", the Diddly Dumbers have bought Third Class tickets and donned dinner jacket T-shirts to sneak into the First Class dining car. Will they manage to complete the whole podcast before anyone checks their tickets?

    10708495_10205096282791598_5430766889711835568_oAlong the way: The Three Who Drool are christened “the 1970s sitcom of Doctor Who podcasting” by a rival podcast. We reminisce about our past encounters with Sylvester McCoy. We discover that famous people are sometimes more lovely than you think. A slow printer replaces the water-cooler as the office gathering place. We reveal the original source from which Peter Harness shamelessly stole the “dragon living in a moon” plot. Al unfolds his insane theory about Perkins’ secret identity. We discover the film against which The Rev measures all other films. We touch briefly on working class situations in British porn. We decide which soap Doctor Who ought to resemble, and Doc away explains his body (10% human, 90% cardboard) by revealing his true comic book identity. Even Strontium Dog and his sidekicks Wulf and the Gronk get a mention.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/ddpc022-express-delivery.mp3

    Direct Download Link: DDPC022 – Express Delivery

    Listen/download on iTunes

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    All artwork for the Diddly Dum Podcast by our own The Rev can be found collected here on Pinterest.

    THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

    SHOW NOTES

    The Rev really revels in Hornby train sets. It’s choo choo choo all the way to Hull.

    Newest and cruelest (sob) friends of Diddly Dum are the denizens of the “Binro Was Right Podcast”. Their eponymous hero is, of course, Binro the Heretic, a character from Key to Time season story “The Ribos Operation” who was persecuted for his beliefs. Their caricature of the Diddly Dumbers as the 1970s sitcom of Doctor Who podcasting, painting Doc and Al as a “Terry and June” couple and The Rev presumably as the child they never had, is uncomfortably near the mark.

    Matt Smith demonstrates why we should avoid using cloud technology. He’s not joking, he’s deadly cirrus.

    Among the DVD extras for “The Second Coming” is an outtake where Ninth Doctor Christopher Eccleston surprises a co-star by appearing at a bathroom door clad in nothing but a sock over his manhood.

    “Exploration Earth”, an audio story featuring Tom Baker and Elisabeth Sladen.

    The Amazing Criswell

    During the 2007 Hull Comedy Festival, our very own Rev (and his pal Sean) wins a BBC competition and had some of their little Spacehopper fims shown late at night on BBC2 as part of “The British Summer of Film”.

    Macmillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning

    The late actor Geoffrey Hughes played Twiggy in “The Royle Family” but far more famously also played workshy binman, Eddie Yeats, in Coronation Street – sidekick to Stan and Hilda Ogden. And if you fast forward to 2 mins 15 secs into this Youtube clip, you’ll find the famous Stan and Hilda kiss which The Rev refers to.

    “Expresso” – Norman Wisdom’s last film.

    “Melancholia” is a 2011 Danish art film written and directed by Lars von Trier.

    The Diddly Dum Podcast rocks the foundations of Doctor Who writing this week by revealing that the space creature so improbably hatching from The Moon was based on The Soup Dragon from Oliver Postgate masterpiece “The Clangers”.

    Peter Harness hails from Hornsea, home of the famous Hornsea Pottery and inspiration for The Rev’s photography book on Hornsea.

    “Is Anybody There?” is a 2008 British drama film starring Michael Caine.

    “Come Live With Me” song from Richard III (1995).

    Doc stamps his authority on his chums as the Daddy Bear of the podcast by finally remembering some kids TV which predates Al and The Rev. Casey Jones (with Casey Junior) was, of course, the famous driver of The Cannonball Express.

    “Horror Express” is a 1972 Spanish/British horror film directed by Eugenio Martin and starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing.

    The Mary Rose raised from The Solent in 1982.

    “Bergerac” was a British television show set in Jersey starring John Nettles as the title character Detective Sergeant Jim Bergerac and of course Louise (Leela) Jameson.

    The Desert Island Who Podcast.

    “Time Travel for the Discerning Rock Fan” – The Rev uses his own blog to rhapsodise about Queen.

    Al muses at length about “Kill the Moon” and “Three-Fold Musing” and “Mummy on the Orient Express” on his own blog.

    Doc hasn’t put much on his own blog for a few weeks but he’s damned if he isn’t going to get a look-in too if The Rev and Al are going to plug theirs.

    “Strontium Dog” is a long-running comics series featuring in the British science fiction weekly 2000 AD, starring Johnny Alpha, a mutant bounty hunter with an array of imaginative gadgets and weapons.

    “Ro-Busters” is a British comic story that formed part of the original line-up of Starlord. Similar in premise to that of the Thunderbirds television series, it was created by writer Pat Mills and was drawn by Carlos Pino and Ian Kennedy initially, before Starlord’s merger with 2000 AD. Ro-Busters is a commercial rescue organisation run by Howard Quartz, known as “Mr. 10 Per Cent” because 90% of him is robotic. Thus he has been compared to our own Doc Whom because 90% of him is cardboard.

    The BBC’s official Doctor Who website gallery sends The Rev into ecstasies of design delight.

    “Three Fold Musing” – more ravings from the padded cell that is Al’s blog.

    Doctor Who – “Death Comes to Time”.

    Trebor Mummies and their Tales from the Tomb.

    The Diddly Dum podcast thanks anyone we've pinched stuff from and respects the copyright of etc etc.




  • PODCAST 021 - Taking the Heist

    2 October 2014 (9:13pm GMT)
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    This double review of "Time Heist" and "The Caretaker" opens with the Diddly Dumbers being pursued through the vaults of the Karabraxos Bank by fiendish monsters from their childhood nightmares. At the last minute, our heroes manage to escape by Transmat and land in the empty staff room of Coal Hill School.

    heist 800Along the way, the Three Who Drool discuss the late Dr Evelyn Smythe and identify why the design of the Skovox Blitzer reminded them of Christmas morning 1980. They debate why different vocal stresses are given to street and road names and explore Steven Moffat’s push to reboot the new Doctor as the Peter Cushing incarnation.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/ddpc021-taking-the-heist.mp3

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    SHOW NOTES

    The Rev depicts the last minute escape of the Diddly Dumbers from the bank vaults as the podcast begins. For those of you unfamiliar with UK TV banking commercials from the 1980s, the yellow Griffin was used to advertise Midland Bank (now swallowed up by HSBC) and the pig was used to advertise Nat West Bank.

    Dr Evelyn Smythe is a fictional character played by Maggie Stables in a series of audio plays produced by Big Finish Productions based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. A professor of history from the 20th century with a fondness for chocolate, she is a companion of the Sixth Doctor.

    The Rev goes to see Al Murray, The Pub Landlord.

    Brian Blessed – “Man Alive! What’s wrong with big tomatoes?”

    Man Alive!

    Katy Manning with Peter Capaldi in the TARDIS

    Zam Wessell was a shapeshifting bounty hunter in “Attack of the Clones”.

    Peter Capaldi as the Magician Doctor

    The Doctor’s Leaning Tower of Pisa joke was as good as any of the “Police Squad” epilogues.

    The origin of Finkle Street

    “The Lodger” comic strip by Gareth Roberts – (Doctor Who Magazine #368)

    Hardware (1990) – Richard Stanley’s once-rare cult classic.

    Walter’s Robo-Tale – “SHOK!” from the Judge Dredd Annual 1981

    Gladstone Primary School, Cardiff

    Cathays Library, Cardiff

    Cathays Cemetery, Cardiff

    Peter Capaldi appears on The Graham Norton Show (26 Sept 2014)

    Alvin Stardust – “you must be out of your tiny minds” – Green Cross Code TV ad.

    Little Kiran – Kiran Shah was the actor who played whatever was under the bedspread in “Listen”.

    Pink Floyd – Another Brick in the Wall, Part Two

    “Poetics” by Aristotle

    Coal Hill School’s motto – “A Spirit of Adventure”

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  • DIDDLY DUM 021 - Taking the Heist

    2 October 2014 (9:13pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    This double review of "Time Heist" and "The Caretaker" opens with the Diddly Dumbers being pursued through the vaults of the Karabraxos Bank by fiendish monsters from their childhood nightmares. At the last minute, our heroes manage to escape by Transmat and land in the empty staff room of Coal Hill School.

    heist 800Along the way, the Three Who Drool discuss the late Dr Evelyn Smythe and identify why the design of the Skovox Blitzer reminded them of Christmas morning 1980. They debate why different vocal stresses are given to street and road names and explore Steven Moffat’s push to reboot the new Doctor as the Peter Cushing incarnation.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/ddpc021-taking-the-heist.mp3

    Direct Download Link: DDPC021 – Taking the Heist

    Listen/download on iTunes

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    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

    SHOW NOTES

    The Rev depicts the last minute escape of the Diddly Dumbers from the bank vaults as the podcast begins. For those of you unfamiliar with UK TV banking commercials from the 1980s, the yellow Griffin was used to advertise Midland Bank (now swallowed up by HSBC) and the pig was used to advertise Nat West Bank.

    Dr Evelyn Smythe is a fictional character played by Maggie Stables in a series of audio plays produced by Big Finish Productions based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. A professor of history from the 20th century with a fondness for chocolate, she is a companion of the Sixth Doctor.

    The Rev goes to see Al Murray, The Pub Landlord.

    Brian Blessed – “Man Alive! What’s wrong with big tomatoes?”

    Man Alive!

    Katy Manning with Peter Capaldi in the TARDIS

    Zam Wessell was a shapeshifting bounty hunter in “Attack of the Clones”.

    Peter Capaldi as the Magician Doctor

    The Doctor’s Leaning Tower of Pisa joke was as good as any of the “Police Squad” epilogues.

    The origin of Finkle Street

    “The Lodger” comic strip by Gareth Roberts – (Doctor Who Magazine #368)

    Hardware (1990) – Richard Stanley’s once-rare cult classic.

    Walter’s Robo-Tale – “SHOK!” from the Judge Dredd Annual 1981

    Gladstone Primary School, Cardiff

    Cathays Library, Cardiff

    Cathays Cemetery, Cardiff

    Peter Capaldi appears on The Graham Norton Show (26 Sept 2014)

    Alvin Stardust – “you must be out of your tiny minds” – Green Cross Code TV ad.

    Little Kiran – Kiran Shah was the actor who played whatever was under the bedspread in “Listen”.

    Pink Floyd – Another Brick in the Wall, Part Two

    “Poetics” by Aristotle

    Coal Hill School’s motto – “A Spirit of Adventure”

    The Diddly Dum podcast thanks anyone we've pinched stuff from and respects the copyright of etc etc.




  • DIDDLY DUM 020 - Oi, Robot

    18 September 2014 (8:59pm GMT)
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    For their double review of “Robot of Sherwood” and “Listen”, the Diddly Dumbers travel to Sherwood Forest itself to record the podcast.

    Along the way, the Three Who Drool discuss the best incarnations of Robin Hood down the years on the big and small screen, a new form of chocolate scampi with mysterious centres and hanky panky with Arthur Lowe. They analyse the evidence linking Terrance Dicks to Star Wars’ Admiral Ackbar and debate the sexual propriety of the TARDIS console now incorporating moist, squelchy slits.

    Just below the embedded media player, you’ll find that we’ve finally included the facility to download the MP3 directly from the blog. This has been added to all previous podcasts too.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/ddpc020-oi-robot.mp3

    Direct Download Link: DDPC020 – Oi, Robot

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    SHOW NOTES

    No Complications: Robot of Sherwood (time shift) – on Al’s blog.

    No Complications: Listen (time shift) – on Al’s blog.

    Iain Martin’s blog

    The supernatural attack on the podcasters which sent Doc running back to The Cloven Hoof forms the closing minutes of Diddly Dum Podcast 010 (Date With the Devil) from about 1 hr 50 mins onwards.

    Angus Lennie

    Pip and Jane Baker

    Spaceballs

    The Unforgettable Yootha Joyce

    Robin of Sherwood

    Clannad’s Robin of Sherwood theme music

    The Scarifyers by Bafflegab Productions

    Some of The Rev’s historical illustrations from his film about Conisbrough Castle.

    Monty Python’s Knights Who Say Ni

    Richard Carpenter – Interviews in Sherwood

    Rocket Robin Hood was a Canadian animated TV series.

    Battenberg cake

    “The Phony King of England” was a song from the Disney animated Robin Hood (1973)

    Tom Baker hosts “Disney Time” in 1975

    Robin Hood (John Cleese) in Time Bandits

    “Today there is no news”, BBC 18 April 1930

    Celebrations chocolate box

    Cadbury’s Criss Cross TV advert

    Arthur Lowe advertises Hanky Panky

    Pyramint TV advert

    The Rev’s memories of Monster Munch

    Television is bad for your eyes

    Big Finish “Tom Baker at 80” CD

    Donald Sinden

    Don Estelle played the character of Lofty in shockingly unpolitically correct BBC TV sitcom “It Ain’t Half Hot, Mum” from the 1970s. He also had a hit singing “Whispering Grass”.

    Robert Goodman chats to Toby Hadoke and Alan Moore & Mitch Jenkins present Jimmy’s End.

    The Rivers of London books by Ben Aaronovitch

    “The Tall Guy” by Richard Curtis

    We discovered Missy’s secret identity by a rather circuitous route. There are vague similarities in Series 8’s portrayal of Coal Hill School to current BBC school-based series “Waterloo Road” and that staple of British childhood TV for 30 years “Grange Hill”. Mrs McClusky was the headmistress of Grange Hill for years. The show’s opening credits inspired some of the artwork accompanying this podcast. Super-scary Grange Hill teacher, Mr Bronson, played by Michael Sheard (Doctor Who passim). First Mclusky, Then Came Bronson (if only in Al’s fevered mind).

    Kevin the annoying teenager

    Whoniverse timeline website

    Steve Moore discusses Abslom Daak

    Living legend Kiran Shah

    Oedipus Rex condensed

    Man Alive

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  • PODCAST 020 - Oi, Robot

    18 September 2014 (8:59pm GMT)
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    For their double review of “Robot of Sherwood” and “Listen”, the Diddly Dumbers travel to Sherwood Forest itself to record the podcast.

    Along the way, the Three Who Drool discuss the best incarnations of Robin Hood down the years on the big and small screen, a new form of chocolate scampi with mysterious centres and hanky panky with Arthur Lowe. They analyse the evidence linking Terrance Dicks to Star Wars’ Admiral Ackbar and debate the sexual propriety of the TARDIS console now incorporating moist, squelchy slits.

    Just below the embedded media player, you’ll find that we’ve finally included the facility to download the MP3 directly from the blog. This has been added to all previous podcasts too.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/ddpc020-oi-robot.mp3

    Direct Download Link: DDPC020 – Oi, Robot

    Listen/download on iTunes

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    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

    SHOW NOTES

    No Complications: Robot of Sherwood (time shift) – on Al’s blog.

    No Complications: Listen (time shift) – on Al’s blog.

    Iain Martin’s blog

    The supernatural attack on the podcasters which sent Doc running back to The Cloven Hoof forms the closing minutes of Diddly Dum Podcast 010 (Date With the Devil) from about 1 hr 50 mins onwards.

    Angus Lennie

    Pip and Jane Baker

    Spaceballs

    The Unforgettable Yootha Joyce

    Robin of Sherwood

    Clannad’s Robin of Sherwood theme music

    The Scarifyers by Bafflegab Productions

    Some of The Rev’s historical illustrations from his film about Conisbrough Castle.

    Monty Python’s Knights Who Say Ni

    Richard Carpenter – Interviews in Sherwood

    Rocket Robin Hood was a Canadian animated TV series.

    Battenberg cake

    “The Phony King of England” was a song from the Disney animated Robin Hood (1973)

    Tom Baker hosts “Disney Time” in 1975

    Robin Hood (John Cleese) in Time Bandits

    “Today there is no news”, BBC 18 April 1930

    Celebrations chocolate box

    Cadbury’s Criss Cross TV advert

    Arthur Lowe advertises Hanky Panky

    Pyramint TV advert

    The Rev’s memories of Monster Munch

    Television is bad for your eyes

    Big Finish “Tom Baker at 80″ CD

    Donald Sinden

    Don Estelle played the character of Lofty in shockingly unpolitically correct BBC TV sitcom “It Ain’t Half Hot, Mum” from the 1970s. He also had a hit singing “Whispering Grass”.

    Robert Goodman chats to Toby Hadoke and Alan Moore & Mitch Jenkins present Jimmy’s End.

    The Rivers of London books by Ben Aaronovitch

    “The Tall Guy” by Richard Curtis

    We discovered Missy’s secret identity by a rather circuitous route. There are vague similarities in Series 8’s portrayal of Coal Hill School to current BBC school-based series “Waterloo Road” and that staple of British childhood TV for 30 years “Grange Hill”. Mrs McClusky was the headmistress of Grange Hill for years. The show’s opening credits inspired some of the artwork accompanying this podcast. Super-scary Grange Hill teacher, Mr Bronson, played by Michael Sheard (Doctor Who passim). First Mclusky, Then Came Bronson (if only in Al’s fevered mind).

    Kevin the annoying teenager

    Whoniverse timeline website

    Steve Moore discusses Abslom Daak

    Living legend Kiran Shah

    Oedipus Rex condensed

    Man Alive

    The Diddly Dum podcast thanks anyone we've pinched stuff from and respects the copyright of etc etc.




  • PODCAST 019 - Deep into the Dalek

    4 September 2014 (9:37pm GMT)
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    With Deep Breath and Into the Dalek, the Three Who Drool finally get around to reviewing new TV episodes of Doctor Who. We initially travel to Mancini’s Family Restaurant for the first story, armed with umbrellas against the missing roof and a tube of Pringles in the absence of even a children’s menu. Later, inspired partly by the Doctor and Clara diving into the Dalek but mostly by The Numskulls comic strip, Al and The Rev shrink themselves down to fit inside Doc’s bonded polycardboard box.

    In the course of our discussion, we blow wide open Steven Moffat’s secret plan to use the first Doctor of the new regeneration cycle to reboot the series back to the era of the First Doctor. But not the First Doctor you may be thinking of.

    We also look at the significance of the female thorax in Sontaran lore. The Rev tells us about a friend of his who once had a date with a gibbon. Al explores a possible narrative link between the Meddling Monk and the Mondasian Cybermen. Doc advocates punches in retaliation for slaps.

     

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/ddpc019-deep-into-the-dalek.mp3

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    SHOW NOTES

    Tom Jones – “It’s Not Unusual”.

    Peter Capaldi on “The One Show” – Part One and Part Two.

    South Korean painting of Peter Capaldi & Jenna Coleman.

    42 to Doomsday podcast reviews the Australian leg of the world tour.

    Crossing the International Date Line.

    Draughtsperson

    The Paternoster Gang as the UNIT family – an idea we heard on The Pharos Project podcast.

    “Coupling” by Steven Moffat

    Doc’s bonded polycardboard box

    The Numskulls is a comic strip that started in The Beezer, before jumping to The Beano and finally landing in The (digital) Dandy where it’s still going strong today.

    Steven Moffat explains why he’ll never bring back The Rani.

    Waterloo Road

    Peter Capaldi’s butter advert

    Dramaturgy is a sociological perspective starting from symbolic interactionism and commonly used in microsociological accounts of social interaction in everyday life. At least, that’s what Al thinks. And here’s one on the Reality-Tunnel: How Beliefs And Expectations Create What You Experience In Life. Doc needed a lie-down after reading them.

    Doc blogs on Murray Gold’s “Unexpectedly Cold Bath Choir”.

    “This is evil refined as engineering” brings to mind the Castrol GTX adverts. Those of us approaching middle age never listened to the 2nd Movement of Mahler’s 7th Symphony in the same way again.

    How pink and blue became gender-specific.

     

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  • PODCAST 018 - Sir Lee at Rawlings End

    21 August 2014 (8:51pm GMT)
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    We welcome Lee Rawlings of the Blue Box Podcast to The Whoseum this week.

    Lee presents the following items for exhibition and discussion: his Nan’s tape recorder, a Big Finish CD, The Pescatons audio cassette, Graham Norton and a pair of Marigolds.

    En passant, we discover that the Mork & Mindy theme tune is identical to the Juliet Bravo theme tune in all respects other than their mood. We discuss the proposed merger between the Xerox and Wurlitzer corporations. We call for a Bagpuss revival on Big Finish. We reveal our secret ambitions to be lighthouse keepers.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/ddpc018-sir-lee-at-rawlings-end1.mp3

    Direct Download Link: DDPC018 – Sir Lee at Rawlings End

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    SHOW NOTES

    Robin Williams

    Was the Mork and Mindy theme tune (from 44 secs onwards) copied from the Juliet Bravo theme tune?

    The Primate Directive – Star Trek/Planet of the Apes comic crossover

    Lee’s grandmother’s tape recorder

    The design triumph that was Metal Mickey

    Buck Rogers

    Take Hart

    The Simpsons – Planet of the Apes Musical

    Melvyn Bragg presents “Whose Doctor Who?”

    Sesame Street Numeric Con

    Sesame Street 1-12

    Big Finish

    Big Finish – “Phantasmagoria”

    Big Finish – “Counter Measures”

    Big Finish – “Terrahawks”

    Bagpuss & Professor Yaffle

    Butterbeans and Breadcrumbs

    Big Finish – “The Horror of Glam Rock”

    Big Finish – “The Chimes of Midnight”

    Big Finish – “Light at the End”

    Big Finish – “Spare Parts”

    Doctor Who and The Pescatons

    2000AD – The ABC Warriors

    Genesis of the Daleks soundtrack LP

    Books which J R Southall has blackmailed us all into contributing to

    Lizard Lighthouse

    The Goodies as lighthouse keepers

    The Blue Box Podcast

    Graham Norton ruins “Time of Angels”

    Habitat

    Athena

    Raleigh Chopper

    Cygnus Alpha Fanzine

    The Twelve Doctors at Christmas

    The Phonic Screwdriver

    Man Alive

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  • PODCAST 017 - Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings

    7 August 2014 (10:48pm GMT)
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    Our the latest podcast we invite another guest to present a selection of exhibits for permanent display in The Whoseum and to talk to us about why they touch his Doctor Who fan’s heart.

    Our guest this time is Simon Brett – one of The Five Faces of Delusion running The Blue Box Podcast, illustrator for much of the Doctor Who content in Starburst Magazine, husband, father and all-round good egg.

    Simon (for it is he) presents exhibits which spark talk amongst other things of General Ironicus’ purple light, the use of disposable lighters in the marketing of Doctor Who Weekly, setting up your own Doctor Who convention from scratch and leads to an impassioned defence of the BBC licence fee. Along the way, The Rev launches his one-man campaign for Hull to host the Olympics, Doc takes the media to task for tacitly insulting every city in the UK except Glasgow and Al finally discovers the limits of Doc’s interest in comic strip art.

     

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    SHOW NOTES

    Friend of the Show, Simon Brett, visits The Whoseum. Some of Simon’s illustration work can be found here.

    Our guest, Simon, isn’t of course the Simon from “Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings”. That was just a hilarious conceit. Laugh? We nearly did. However, his artwork for Starburst Magazine is so good that it really does come true and no-one can object to being associated with a series voiced by Bernard Cribbins himself.

    Cygnus Alpha fanzine

    Scott Burditt voiced on Bandrill Productions “Pieces of Eight” Parts One and Two

    FANNUAL: The Peter Cushing Dr Who Annual

    Phonicon 2013

    John Cage sues Mike Batt

    The Rev blogs about Guardian of the Galaxy (where Doc can’t stop him)

    “The Iron Legion” as it appeared in the first ever edition of Doctor Who Weekly.

    Carmine Infantino

    John Ridgway

    Adrian Salmon

    "The Dalek Chronicles" was a Doctorless comic strip from the TV21 comic.

    “Sapphire & Steel” comic strip in Look-in comic

    Radio Times: Doctor Who 20th Anniversary Special

    Radio Times Christmas covers

    Pink Dalek Candi

    Momotempo

    Doc blogs on paying for autographs

    Al blogs on his pilgrimage to meet Tom Baker

    Rusty Goffe, the sole surviving original Oompa Loompa.

    Hull and the Venn Diagram

    Pave Bar, Princes Avenue, Hull

    The British Broadcasting Corporation

    Mitch Benn – “I’m Proud of the BBC”. Here’s the Visual Clues version and Mitch talks about it here.

    Great British Railway Journeys

    Hull invents the LCD screen

    The Nicola Bryant/Peri image gallery

    Personalities of Hull

    The Doctor Who Fanzine Preservation Project

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  • PODCAST 016 - ANDREW CARTMEL

    24 July 2014 (11:41pm GMT)
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    The Three Who Drool welcome Andrew Cartmel, Doctor Who’s script editor throughout the Seventh Doctor’s era, to the Diddly Dum Whoseum.

    Happy to be getting even one exhibit presented to the Whoseum by a bona fide Doctor Who mover and shaker, the Diddly Dumbers’ collective jaw hit the exquisite mosaics of the exhibition hall’s floor when the progenitor of The Cartmel Masterplan brought along six (!) and explained how each one spoke to him of a memory of Doctor Who

    Which era’s theme music arrangement is his favourite? Who are his favourite artists? Which classic Doctor Who story was he asked to watch when he took over as script editor so that he’d know what the show was capable of at its height? Which spec(ulative) script led to a classic classic? Which classic costume does he remember most fondly? And which of his colleagues from the 1980s joins Joanna Lumley as only the second human being presented to the Whoseum? Along the way, we chat about Andrew’s books, Script Doctor and Through Time, and even get something of an exclusive peek into Andrew’s coming projects.

    So come and listen to Andrew Cartmel as you’ve never heard him before. The Diddly Dumbers also chat about Monty Python’s swan song, the new Series 8 trailer and the reaction of New Yorkers to The Rev’s genre T-shirts when he visited The Big Apple last week.

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    SHOW NOTES

    Andrew Cartmel

    “Script Doctor” by Andrew Cartmel

    “Through Time” by Andrew Cartmel (an update is on the cards).

    Andrew Cartmel scripts Doctor Who Adventures comic

    Andrew Cartmel writing recently in Doctor Who Magazine (here) and (here) and (here).

    Monty Python Live

    Al blogs about seeing Monty Python Live

    Alternative Series 8 Trailer as seen through the 4th Doctor.

    Doc appears on The Blue Box Podcast Ep. 111

    The Judas Moment – Al and The Rev appear on The Blue Box Podcast Ep. 103

    Ron Grainer and Delia Derbyshire created the original arrangement of the Doctor Who theme music.

    Sculptress of Sound

    Edge of Tomorrow

    “Time to Go” – Delia Derbyshire’s homage to the time pips of the Greenwich Time Signal.

    Mark Ayres (here) and (here)

    Delia Derbyshire's school book (here) and (here) and (here) in the John Rylands Library (here) and (here).

    Frank Bellamy was a British comics artist. Among other things, he produced artwork for Radio Times covers and Radio Times Doctor Who comic strips. He produced artwork for the TV21 Comic, including Thunderbirds (1966-6) and Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons (1968). He also drew the Garth comic strip for the Daily Mail from 1971 to 1976. Here also is some of his original art for the Sea Devils.

    Andrew Skilleter is an artist who painted a number of original Doctor Who novelisation covers.

    Although we’ve been unable to find a copy of David Roach’s interview with Alan Moore from the Hellfire fanzine, it does look as if parts of it can be found in this book. Frank Bellamy and David Roach also feature here in True Brit.

    “The Winged Avenger” – an episode from The Avengers (1967)

    “The Dalek Chronicles” was a Doctorless comic strip from the TV21 comic. Not only was this comic strip the first to solve the problem of the Daleks flying, more importantly it was also the source for the coolest ever Dalek Emperor. Stand aside “Evil of the Daleks”. Take a back seat “Parting of the Ways”. Fine as your Emperor Daleks were, they weren’t a path on the acme of coolness which was The Golden Emperor from “The Dalek Chronicles”. Clearly the inspiration for the Emperor in “Remembrance of the Daleks”.

    Look and Learn was a British weekly educational magazine for children containing the long running science fiction comic strip, “The Trigan Empire”, drawn much in the style of Frank Bellamy. This primer in cool empire building taught British children that no imperialist dream of bringing Roman armour and homoerotically tight flying suits to a world can be beyond a race which has mastered the concept of building foundations for its walls.

    The Rev’s Diddly Dum artwork a la “Radio Times cover” for Podcast #011.

    The Rev’s Diddly Dum artwork a la “2000AD cover” for Podcast #007.

    The Book Palace

    Nemesis the Warlock was a comic strip which appeared in 2000AD. You will ooooh and you will aaah and you will salivate.

    Alan Moore interview and Alan Moore fansite

    V for Vendetta

    Promethea

    “Rivers of London” by Ben Aaronovitch

    Judge Dredd banned in Britain for the Jolly Green Giant and the Burger Wars. Even Tharg the Mighty was forced to apologise.

    Brian Bolland and Powerman

    Louise Jameson as Miss Marple

    The Rev blogs about his New York adventure.

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  • PODCAST 015 - USA

    11 July 2014 (12:23am GMT)
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    DDPC0015 - USAWhilst two thirds of the Diddly Dum Podcasteers find themselves back in a saloon, one of them… doesn’t quite.

    Talk turns to [spoiler] after an initial [spoiler] with a [spoiler]. There’s a lot more time spent on [spoiler] than usual. Doc’s [spoiler] in [spoiler] with several [spoiler] and a [spoiler], while Al tries to link [spoiler] to [spoiler] and The Rev’s brought a [spoiler] and a [spoiler], which soon sends the [spoiler] wild. Napkin on and tuck in, gentle listener. There’ll be [spoiler] on the sawdust before this ‘un’s done…

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    SHOW NOTES

    Open All Hours – Grand Reopening

    The Mighty Slayer

    Little Plum

    Hollywood Bowl Comedy Lecture

    Man Alive

    Anton LaVey and Chums

    The Cheese Shop

    The Three Bears

    The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari

    Deep Purple

    Jackie Lane’s HIGNFY Appearance

    Andrew Skilleter

    The Rev’s First CD

    Carol Cleveland Talking and Not Talking

    Johnny Cash’s Nine Inch Nails’ Hurt

    Johnny Ringo at the High Chaparral

    Spacehopper Clockwork Orange

    Rex Tucker

    One of These Days Pink Floyd’ll Perform the Doctor Who Theme

    Schliemann

    Jacob’s Ladder

    Undercrankin’

    Jon Pertwee Proves He Am The Doctor

    Kate Bush Writes Kinda

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    The Nth Doctor

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  • PODCAST 014 - A DAY AT THE BEACH

    26 June 2014 (11:33pm GMT)
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    The Diddly Dum Podcasters have taken The Whoseum on tour and visited Conrad and Will from the Desert Island Who Podcast marooned on their desert island. Will alas did not survive the shipwreck and Conrad had an accident with a dodgy ring modulator.

    However, they proudly present The Whoseum with a very special exhibit which sparks off much debate about the notion of a female Doctor. Along the way, Al produces a battered old tin, Doc asserts to much disbelief that Purdy really did hide in a shop window in her pyjamas and The Rev causes jaws to drop all round as he reserves judgment on…?

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    SHOW NOTES

    Desert Island Who Podcast

    BBC Desert Island Disks

    Desert Island Disks - William Hartnell

    Desert Island Disks - Jon Pertwee

    Desert Island Disks - David Tennant

    Desert Island Disks - John Hurt

    Desert Island Disks - Peter Cushing

    Joanna Lumley

    Purdy hiding in a shop window in her pyjamas (The New Avengers - S01E12 – "Sleeper" - 14 Jan 1977) - Doc wasn't just imagining it

    Dads Army

    Rebooting Dads Army

    Bigger on the Inside Podcast

    Kinda Lingers

    Psychoville - Oscar Lomax

    Doctor Who Series 1 - unwieldy DVD TARDIS box set

    12 inch remote control Dalek

    Corgi toys

    San Diego Comic Con Exclusive Figures

    Al's Dalek tin

    Who's playing Ode to Joy on a recorder at the end of the podcast?

     

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  • PODCAST 013 - DOCTOR HUW

    12 June 2014 (11:21pm GMT)
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    Following their Scottish themed podcast, the Three Who Drool take advantage of their detox course at The Nuthutch in Llanfairfach to discuss three Doctor Who stories linked by the theme of Wales.

    The stories covered are The Green Death, Delta & the Bannermen and The Unquiet Dead. In view of Mr Sneed touching up Rose during The Unquiet Dead, "Fanny By Gaslight" was the first choice for a podcast title but "Doctor Huw" was thought more descriptive.

    Along the way, Al mourns the loss of Rik Mayall, Doc hails the return of sanity to Doctor Who Magazine's fan polls and The Rev encounters Terrance Dicks, Mike Tucker and Andrew Cartmel at the recent DWAS Myth Maker event.

     

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    SHOW NOTES

    Rik Mayall

    Nothing at the End of the Lane

    Lost in the Dark Dimension (here) and (here)

    Dandelion and Burdock

    The Rev writes about his “Myth Makers” experience on his own blog

    “Script Doctor” by Andrew Cartmel

    Mike Tucker

    Thomas Tripp the Milkman

    Ivor the Engine – Ep20 – “Snowdrifts”

    H R Giger

    “The Best Doctor Who Poems in the Universe”

    "Green Green the Death" sung by The Rev

    The Amazing Spiderman – The Death of Gwen Stacey

    The Vindolanda tablets

    Alpha Centauri on The Black & White Minstrel Show (8 mins 45 secs)

    Stewart Lee goes viral

    Dick Barton Music

    More Tea Vicar?

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  • PODCAST 012 - CREEPY CRAWLIES

    29 May 2014 (10:59pm GMT)
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    We never explained how Al, Doc and The Rev escaped the supernatural attack at the Devil's Hump dig in the closing seconds of Podcast 010. Counter-intuitively, given the Doctor Who connection, the resolution is even more thrilling than the cliffhanger. However, explanations must wait as this week we find our podcasting heroes very much the worse for wear.

    All those weeks visiting iconic drinking establishments from Doctor Who lore have taken their toll on the livers of The Diddly Dumbers. On medical advice, the Three Who Drool have retired to Llanfairfach in South Wales for an intense course of detoxification at The Nuthutch.

    Wracked by delirium tremens, the Diddly Dumbers see visions of creepy crawlies running all over the house and their thoughts turn naturally to instances of giant insects in Doctor Who. Listen in as, between restorative nibbles at Nancy's homegrown fungus, the boys reminisce about the Zarbi, Menoptera, Venom Grubs and Optera from The Web Planet, the Wirrn from The Ark in Space and the Tritovores from The Planet of the Dead.

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    SHOW NOTES

    British Library "Comics Unmasked” exhibition (here) and (here) and (here)

    Al's report of his visit to Comics Unmasked (whenever he writes it)

    Mythmakers: The Making of Doctor Who

    The Glasgow Looking Glass

    The Ninth Doctor running through Newport Station

    Shawcraft Modelling

    John Woods' initial design for the Zarbi

    Oz Magazine (here) and (here)

    Kali scene from The Golden Voyage of Sinbad

    Blackadder 2 – Asking for directions in Wales

    When The Rev met Ray Harryhausen

    Stan Laurel at The Panopticon, Glasgow

    Steve Moore's final story, "Spider-God" (Doctor Who Monthly #52)

    The monsters in Planet of the Dead look like Steve Moore’s monsters from 2000AD Prog 549 (21 Nov 1987), episode 5 of “Oz”, (here) and (here) and (here) and (here)

    The Scarifyers

    Quatermass and the Pit - The cleansing of the Martian hives

    Origins of the word "spam" (here) and (here)

    The Goodies - Kitten Kong

    Come Back Mrs Noah

    Noah and Nelly in Skylark

    The Rainbow Orchid by Garen Ewing (here) and (here)

    The Phoenix Comic - Garen Ewing

    The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec (here) and (here)

    A Matter of Life and Death (here) and (here)

    Warrrior - Laser Eraser

    The Pigeon Patrol

    Dez Skinn

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  • PODCAST 011 - THE WHOSEUM

    15 May 2014 (11:16pm GMT)
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    So what was the resolution of the cliffhanger at the end of the last podcast where Al and The Rev seemed to have fallen victim to a paranormal attack at the Devil's Hump dig? Well, we're following the "Timelash" theory of explaining plot resolutions and not telling you. There is an elaborate and scary explanation and we'll explain it one day if we receive enough of a public demand.

    Instead the slate is wiped clean as the Three Who Drool end their tour of Doctor Who drinking establishments and attend the glittering showbiz event which is the grand opening of “The Whoseum”. Each of the Diddly Dumbers presents to the museum a special Who-related item.

    Listen in as they ooh and aah in ecstasy over the memories these items hold for them of Doctor Who. Hear The Rev reveal his musical tastes, Al his predeliction for pregnant pauses and Doc demonstrate a cardboard box he made earlier.

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    SHOW NOTES

    The Blackpool Doctor Who Exhibition

    Morecambe and Wise (here) and (here)

    I Am The Doctor

    John Smith and the Common Men (here) and (here)

    Doctor Who by Jeff Love

    The Earthlings - Landing of the Daleks

    Beethoven's Fifth – BBC – V for Victory

    Millenium Effects website

    The Human League - Tom Baker

    The Ran-Dells - The Martian Hop

    A Mars a Day...

    The Vital Oolong

    The Doc as a young Dalek

    Raleigh Chopper bike

    Ray Cusick

    Ray Cusick Signature collection

    Georgian dancers inspiring Dalek gliding movements

    Georgii Krutikov (here) and (here)

    The Chigley Six o'Clock Whistle

    Doctor in Distress

    The Imagined Village – Empire & Love – ‘Space Girl’ (full animation)

    Space Unicorn – Parry Gripp and Brianne Drouhard

    Honey to the Bee - Billie Piper

    The Beatles - I Am the Walrus

    The Horror Channel's animated Doctor Who advert

    Peter Capaldi and Craig Ferguson in their punk band

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  • PODCAST 010 - DATE WITH THE DEVIL

    1 May 2014 (11:20pm GMT)
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    This week, the Three Who Drool return to their first port of call in their epic pub crawl of drinking establishments famous in Doctor Who lore – The Cloven Hoof in the village of Devil’s End – scene of the classic Third Doctor story “The Daemons”.

    April 30th has passed into May Day and, to celebrate Beltaine, the greatest occult festival of the year (bar Halloween), the Diddly Dumbers join the villagers in performing an ancient fertility dance around the Maypole before retiring, exhausted but more fertile, to the bar to discuss three stories featuring the Devil or Devil worship – The Daemons, K9 & Company (A Girl’s Best Friend) and the double bill of The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit.

    In which we find Al rubbin’ a hooded man, Doc slipping briefly into his alter ego of Bob Holness and the Rev winning the grand prize by completing his third Gold Run.

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    SHOW NOTES

    The Book of the Law

    The Devil Rides Out

    Ben (no relation to Dennis) Wheatley’s Kill List

    Aleister Crowley

    Blood on Satan's Claw

    Witchcraft Today

    The Power of the Witch

    Blockbusters

    Blockbusters Gold Run

    Blockbusters Hand Jive

    Dr John Dee

    ITV Regional Idents

    K9 & Co theme tune (here) and CHiPS theme tune (here) - compare and contrast

    K9 Annual

    Juliet Bravo

    Lady Makes Walnut Pipes

    Robin of Sherwood (here) and (here)

    Herne the Hunter

    Wayland Smith

    The Witches and the Grinnygog (here) and (here)

    Children of the Stones (here) and (here)

    Into the Labyrinth

    The Changes (here) and (here)

    Bagpuss & Professor Yaffle

    Butterbeans and Breadcrumbs

    Charlie Brooker's tribute to Oliver Postgate

    Simon Bisley (here) and (here)

    ABC Warriors

    Slaine – The Horned God

    Monty Python, Nudge Nudge sketch

    Charlie Brooker on the Doctor's knowingness

    The Nephilim today

    That little-known K-9 and Company silver screen adaptation

    Star Trek, The Original Series - "A Piece of the Action"

    Bucks Fizz – “A Piece of the Action”

    Ma Baker – Bobby Farrell of Boney M demonstrates the official (and mandatory) jive moves to be used during the Diddly Dum theme music

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