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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:
250
Average Episode Duration:
00:00
Longest Episode Duration:
00:00
Total Duration of all Episodes:
0 minutes and 0 seconds
Earliest Episode:
20 January 2021 (8:20am GMT)
Latest Episode:
18 December 2020 (12:17pm GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
10 days, 2 hours, 45 minutes and 23 seconds

Diddly Dum Podcast Episodes

  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 056 - Death Before Doom

    29 April 2016 (8:31pm GMT)
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    DEATH COMES BEFORE DOOMMatt was unable to attend The Whoseum for this week’s podcast but we had an able chap to make up the threesome in the person of Phil Cannon from the Who’s He? Podcast.

    If you want to make sense of the meaning of the TARGET cover above, you’ll have to listen to the podcast where the new exhibits being presented to the Diddly Dum Whoseum include Airfix Doctor Who model kits, Hayden’s Palitoy Cyberman and the “Genesis of the Daleks” LP.

    Along the way, we cover the reveal of new companion Pearl Mackie, Doc meets his childhood heroes (Bagpuss, Professor Yaffle and Major Clanger), we launch Feistywatch and reveal the link between 2000AD and Toy Story 1.

    Hayden organised a St George’s Day football match for Cancer Research UK recently. Any donations would be gratefully received.

     

     

    Direct MP3 Download Link = https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/ddpc056-death-before-doom1.mp3

    Direct MP3 Download Link = DDPC056 – Death Before Doom

     

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    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

     

    SHOWNOTES

    (00:01:30) This week’s special guest at the Diddly Dum Whoseum is Phil Cannon of the Who’s He? Podcast.

    (00:02:05) Phil is, of course, already canonical in the Diddly Dum universe as he chatted to Hayden during “Podcasters Assemble 2” on Diddly Dum Podcast 51.

    (00:08:10) Hayden organised a St George’s Day football match for Cancer Research UK recently. Any donations would be gratefully received. Hayden’s the one in yellow, ladies.

    (00:11:24) On 24 April 2016, Diddly Dumber Matt interviewed Bob Baker at the Fab Cafe in Manchester.

    (00:19:35) “Captain Kremmen” was a science fiction radio serial set in the early 21st Century. It was written and performed for Capital Radio by the DJ Kenny Everett and featured the eponymous vain and dimwitted spaceship captain. The LP which Doc converted into an MP3 was “”The Greatest Adventure Yet From Captain Kremmen” (1980).

    (00:20:20) “The Adventures of Sir Prancelot” was a children’s animated television programme which followed the adventures of Sir Prancelot, an eccentric inventor-knight. It was first transmitted on BBC 1 on Thursday, 13 January 1972. The LP which Doc converted into an MP3 was “”The Adventures of Sir Prancelot” (1972).

    (00:23:20) Visit our Youtube page to see The War Bungle in all his horrific glory.

    (00:42:18) Choppers, the last of the chimps who were used to advertise PG Tips tea bags has sadly died.

    (00:44:40) Phil has presented for exhibition in The Whoseum two Airfix Doctor Who model kits, “Welcome Aboard” and “Dalek Encounter”.

    (01:01:54) This was the HO-OO scale “Jungle Outpost” set which Doc remembers.

    (01:02:00) This was the HO-OO scale “Roman Fort” set which Doc remembers.

    (01:06:45) The casing of The Golden Emperor Dalek from TV Century 21 comic strip “The Daleks” was presented for exhibition in The Whoseum by Doc in podcast #26.

    (01:08:55) Gareth Kavanagh visited The Whoseum in Diddly Dum Podcast #32.

    (01:13:15) Hayden has presented for exhibition in The Whoseum his Palitoy Cyberman.

    (01:21:40) This was the HO-OO scale “Gun Emplacement” set which Doc remembers.

    (01:32:45) The Trojan Warriors box set from the Britain’s Herald range of toy soldiers.

    (01:34:00) “Meltdown Man” was a comic strip created by writer Alan Hebden and artist Massimo Belardinelli which ran in 2000 AD from prog 178 to prog 227 (50 episodes in total) in 1980. It told the tale of Nick Stone, a former S.A.S. officer apparently blasted into a possible future by a nuclear explosion. In this future, in a neat reversal of the classic Planet of the Apes scenario, sadistic humans oppress downtrodden genetically-altered animals (called ‘Yujees’) whom they keep as slaves.

    (01:35:35) Doc has presented for exhibition in The Whoseum the “Genesis of the Daleks” soundtrack LP (1978).

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




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 056 - Death Comes Before Doom

    29 April 2016 (8:31pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    DEATH COMES BEFORE DOOMMatt was unable to attend The Whoseum for this week’s podcast but we had an able chap to make up the threesome in the person of Phil Cannon from the Who’s He? Podcast.

    If you want to make sense of the meaning of the TARGET cover above, you’ll have to listen to the podcast where the new exhibits being presented to the Diddly Dum Whoseum include Airfix Doctor Who model kits, Hayden’s Palitoy Cyberman and the “Genesis of the Daleks” LP.

    Along the way, we cover the reveal of new companion Pearl Mackie, Doc meets his childhood heroes (Bagpuss, Professor Yaffle and Major Clanger), we launch Feistywatch and reveal the link between 2000AD and Toy Story 1.

    Hayden organised a St George’s Day football match for Cancer Research UK recently. Any donations would be gratefully received.

     

     

    Direct MP3 Download Link = https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/ddpc056-death-before-doom1.mp3

    Direct MP3 Download Link = DDPC056 – Death Before Doom

     

    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 Tumblr.

    Visit our new Youtube page.

    THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

     

    SHOWNOTES

    (00:01:30) This week’s special guest at the Diddly Dum Whoseum is Phil Cannon of the Who’s He? Podcast.

    (00:02:05) Phil is, of course, already canonical in the Diddly Dum universe as he chatted to Hayden during “Podcasters Assemble 2” on Diddly Dum Podcast 51.

    (00:07:30) “Uncle” is a rich philanthropic elephant who lives in a huge fantastical castle populated by many other eccentric animals and people. He appears in a series of children’s novels first written in 1964 by J. P. Martin and illustrated by Quentin Blake.

    (00:08:10) Hayden organised a St George’s Day football match for Cancer Research UK recently. Any donations would be gratefully received. Hayden’s the one in yellow, ladies.

    (00:11:24) On 24 April 2016, Diddly Dumber Matt interviewed Bob Baker at the Fab Cafe in Manchester.

    (00:16:37) Doc recently visited the Small Films exhibition at the V&A Museum of Childhood where he oohed and aahed over memories of Bagpuss, The Clangers, Ivor the Engine and Noggin the Nog.

    (00:19:35) “Captain Kremmen” was a science fiction radio serial set in the early 21st Century. It was written and performed for Capital Radio by the DJ Kenny Everett and featured the eponymous vain and dimwitted spaceship captain. The LP which Doc converted into an MP3 was “”The Greatest Adventure Yet From Captain Kremmen” (1980).

    (00:20:20) “The Adventures of Sir Prancelot” was a children’s animated television programme which followed the adventures of Sir Prancelot, an eccentric inventor-knight. It was first transmitted on BBC 1 on Thursday, 13 January 1972. The LP which Doc converted into an MP3 was “”The Adventures of Sir Prancelot” (1972).

    (00:23:20) Visit our Youtube page to see The War Bungle in all his horrific glory.

    (00:42:18) Choppers, the last of the chimps who were used to advertise PG Tips tea bags has sadly died.

    (00:44:40) Phil has presented for exhibition in The Whoseum two Airfix Doctor Who model kits, “Welcome Aboard” and “Dalek Encounter”.

    (01:01:54) This was the HO-OO scale “Jungle Outpost” set which Doc remembers.

    (01:02:00) This was the HO-OO scale “Roman Fort” set which Doc remembers.

    (01:06:45) The casing of The Golden Emperor Dalek from TV Century 21 comic strip “The Daleks” was presented for exhibition in The Whoseum by Doc in podcast #26.

    (01:08:55) Gareth Kavanagh visited The Whoseum in Diddly Dum Podcast #32.

    (01:13:15) Hayden has presented for exhibition in The Whoseum his Palitoy Cyberman.

    (01:21:40) This was the HO-OO scale “Gun Emplacement” set which Doc remembers.

    (01:32:45) The Trojan Warriors box set from the Britain’s Herald range of toy soldiers.

    (01:34:00) “Meltdown Man” was a comic strip created by writer Alan Hebden and artist Massimo Belardinelli which ran in 2000 AD from prog 178 to prog 227 (50 episodes in total) in 1980. It told the tale of Nick Stone, a former S.A.S. officer apparently blasted into a possible future by a nuclear explosion. In this future, in a neat reversal of the classic Planet of the Apes scenario, sadistic humans oppress downtrodden genetically-altered animals (called ‘Yujees’) whom they keep as slaves.

    (01:35:35) Doc has presented for exhibition in The Whoseum the “Genesis of the Daleks” soundtrack LP (1978).

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




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 055 - Three Cameos for the Price of One

    7 April 2016 (8:45pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    WavingThe Four Faces of Delusion present new exhibits for display at the Diddly Dum Whoseum.

    Matt chooses a collection of almost 500 issues of Doctor Who Magazine. Doc chooses First Doctor companion Steven Taylor, a.k.a. Peter Purves. Hayden chooses a very special day in November 2013.

    Along the way, we trace the path from Bergerac to Midsomer Murders, Hayden reminisces about the day he sat for half an hour with Peter Purves discussing Spurs left-backs, Matt reveals a startling hobby, Doc croons a tune as the Controller from “Day of the Daleks” and Hayden reveals his not one but two cameo appearances in “The Five (ish) Doctors Rebooted”.

    PLEASE HELP HAYDEN RAISE MONEY FOR CANCER RESEARCH.

     

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/ddpc055-three-cameos-for-the-price-of-one.mp3

    Direct MP3 Download Link = DDPC055 – Three Cameos for the Price of One

     

    Listen/download on iTunes

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    Find us on Facebook

    We can also be found on the Doctor Who Podcast Alliance

    Find Diddly Dum pics on Tumblr.

    Visit our new Youtube page.

    THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

     

    SHOWNOTES

    (00:01:30) “Bergerac” is a BBC TV show set in Jersey and starring John Nettles as the title character Detective Sergeant Jim Bergerac, a detective in Le Bureau des Etrangers, part of the States of Jersey Police. “Midsomer Murders” is a British TV detective drama that has aired on ITV since 1997 and is based on Caroline Graham’s Chief Inspector Barnaby book series.

    (00:04:38) Sean Arnold of course played the role of Commander Telson in that seminal BBC Radio 4 sci-fi serial from Doc’s youth, “Earthsearch”.

    (00:07:04) “Doctor Who: The Writer’s Tale” by Russell T Davies and Benjamin Cook.

    (00:09:25) “Writing for Television in the 70s” by Malcolm Hulke.

    (00:19:25) “From Raxacoricofallapatorius with Love” is a special one-off episode from Doctor Who spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures. It was the first Doctor Who spin-off to produce a special for Comic Relief and was broadcast on 13 March 2009 as part of Red Nose Day 2009.

    (00:23:24) Launching in March 2016 from Obverse Books, The Black Archive is a series of book-length looks at single Doctor Who stories from 1963 to the present day.

    (00:24:18) “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. All surviving episodes were released on DVD by the BFI in November 2014.

    (00:24:48) Annette Badland as Madame Arcati in “Blithe Spirit” by Noel Coward (Royal Exchange Theatre 9 December – 23 January). Photo – Jonathan Keenan.

    (00:40:46) The Peterloo Massacre occurred at St Peter’s Field, Manchester, England, on 16 August 1819, when cavalry charged into a crowd of 60,000-80,000 that had gathered to demand the reform of parliamentary representation. “The Peterloo Massacre” is a story from Big Finish’s 5th Doctor range.

    (00:42:30) “The Auntie Matter” is a story from Big Finish’s 4th Doctor range.

    (00:52:20) First Doctor companion, Steven Taylor, was played by titan of BBC Children’s TV of Doc’s generation and of Blue Peter, Peter Purves.

    (00:53:44) The notorious baby elephant incident from Blue Peter in 1969.

    (00:55:16) Jon Pertwee drives the Whomobile onto Blue Peter in 1974.

    (01:09:27) Steven sings “The Ballad of the Last Chance Saloon” while Dodo bashes away on an upright.

    (01:12:20) Blue Peter annuals – collected by Hayden from second-hand shops in the 21st century, received at Christmas by Doc in the 20th century.

    (01:15:28) Blue Peter shows the results of John Noakes’s accident on the Cresta Run in the 1970s.

    (01:22:56) The “after party” on 23 Nov 2013 – British TV at its best followed by British TV at its worst. Watch Steven Moffat’s reaction 2 mins 10 secs into this clip.

    (01:32:58) Hayden had two cameo appearances in “The Five (ish) Doctors Rebooted”.

    (01:39:50) The selection of 12 Radio Times covers for the week of the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.

    (01:49:20) PLEASE HELP HAYDEN RAISE MONEY FOR CANCER RESEARCH.

    (01:53:00) Alan Partridge: “Don’t be Blue, Peter”.

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




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 055 - Three Cameos for the Price of One

    7 April 2016 (8:45pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    WavingThe Four Faces of Delusion present new exhibits for display at the Diddly Dum Whoseum.

    Matt chooses a collection of almost 500 issues of Doctor Who Magazine. Doc chooses First Doctor companion Steven Taylor, a.k.a. Peter Purves. Hayden chooses a very special day in November 2013.

    Along the way, we trace the path from Bergerac to Midsomer Murders, Hayden reminisces about the day he sat for half an hour with Peter Purves discussing Spurs left-backs, Matt reveals a startling hobby, Doc croons a tune as the Controller from “Day of the Daleks” and Hayden reveals his not one but two cameo appearances in “The Five (ish) Doctors Rebooted”.

    PLEASE HELP HAYDEN RAISE MONEY FOR CANCER RESEARCH.

     

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/ddpc055-three-cameos-for-the-price-of-one1.mp3

    Direct MP3 Download Link = DDPC055 – Three Cameos for the Price of One

     

    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 Tumblr.

    Visit our new Youtube page.

    THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

     

    SHOWNOTES

    (00:01:30) “Bergerac” is a BBC TV show set in Jersey and starring John Nettles as the title character Detective Sergeant Jim Bergerac, a detective in Le Bureau des Etrangers, part of the States of Jersey Police. “Midsomer Murders” is a British TV detective drama that has aired on ITV since 1997 and is based on Caroline Graham’s Chief Inspector Barnaby book series.

    (00:04:38) Sean Arnold of course played the role of Commander Telson in that seminal BBC Radio 4 sci-fi serial from Doc’s youth, “Earthsearch”.

    (00:07:25) “Doctor Who: The Writer’s Tale” by Russell T Davies and Benjamin Cook.

    (00:09:45) “Writing for Television in the 70s” by Malcolm Hulke.

    (00:19:45) “From Raxacoricofallapatorius with Love” is a special one-off episode from Doctor Who spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures. It was the first Doctor Who spin-off to produce a special for Comic Relief and was broadcast on 13 March 2009 as part of Red Nose Day 2009.

    (00:23:45) Launching in March 2016 from Obverse Books, The Black Archive is a series of book-length looks at single Doctor Who stories from 1963 to the present day.

    (00:24:40) “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. All surviving episodes were released on DVD by the BFI in November 2014.

    (00:25:10) Annette Badland as Madame Arcati in “Blithe Spirit” by Noel Coward (Royal Exchange Theatre 9 December – 23 January). Photo – Jonathan Keenan.

    (00:40:30) The Letter Lords on The Doctor Who Show podcast.

    (00:41:08) The Peterloo Massacre occurred at St Peter’s Field, Manchester, England, on 16 August 1819, when cavalry charged into a crowd of 60,000-80,000 that had gathered to demand the reform of parliamentary representation. “The Peterloo Massacre” is a story from Big Finish’s 5th Doctor range.

    (00:43:05) “The Auntie Matter” is a story from Big Finish’s 4th Doctor range.

    (00:52:42) First Doctor companion, Steven Taylor, was played by titan of BBC Children’s TV of Doc’s generation and of Blue Peter, Peter Purves.

    (00:54:05) The notorious baby elephant incident from Blue Peter in 1969.

    (00:55:38) Jon Pertwee drives the Whomobile onto Blue Peter in 1974.

    (01:09:50) Steven sings “The Ballad of the Last Chance Saloon” while Dodo bashes away on an upright.

    (01:13:20) Blue Peter annuals – collected by Hayden from second-hand shops in the 21st century, received at Christmas by Doc in the 20th century.

    (01:16:28) Blue Peter shows the results of John Noakes’s accident on the Cresta Run in the 1970s.

    (01:23:56) The “after party” on 23 Nov 2013 – British TV at its best followed by British TV at its worst. Watch Steven Moffat’s reaction 2 mins 10 secs into this clip.

    (01:33:58) Hayden had two cameo appearances in “The Five (ish) Doctors Rebooted”.

    (01:40:50) The selection of 12 Radio Times covers for the week of the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.

    (01:50:25) PLEASE HELP HAYDEN RAISE MONEY FOR CANCER RESEARCH.

    (01:53:00) Alan Partridge: “Don’t be Blue, Peter”.

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




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 055 - Three Cameos for the Price of One

    7 April 2016 (8:45pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    WavingThe Four Faces of Delusion present new exhibits for display at the Diddly Dum Whoseum.

    Matt chooses a collection of almost 500 issues of Doctor Who Magazine. Doc chooses First Doctor companion Steven Taylor, a.k.a. Peter Purves. Hayden chooses a very special day in November 2013.

    Along the way, we trace the path from Bergerac to Midsomer Murders, Hayden reminisces about the day he sat for half an hour with Peter Purves discussing Spurs left-backs, Matt reveals a startling hobby, Doc croons a tune as the Controller from “Day of the Daleks” and Hayden reveals his not one but two cameo appearances in “The Five (ish) Doctors Rebooted”.

    PLEASE HELP HAYDEN RAISE MONEY FOR CANCER RESEARCH.

     

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/ddpc055-three-cameos-for-the-price-of-one1.mp3

    Direct MP3 Download Link = DDPC055 – Three Cameos for the Price of One

     

    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 Tumblr.

    Visit our new Youtube page.

    THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

     

    SHOWNOTES

    (00:01:30) “Bergerac” is a BBC TV show set in Jersey and starring John Nettles as the title character Detective Sergeant Jim Bergerac, a detective in Le Bureau des Etrangers, part of the States of Jersey Police. “Midsomer Murders” is a British TV detective drama that has aired on ITV since 1997 and is based on Caroline Graham’s Chief Inspector Barnaby book series.

    (00:04:38) Sean Arnold of course played the role of Commander Telson in that seminal BBC Radio 4 sci-fi serial from Doc’s youth, “Earthsearch”.

    (00:07:25) “Doctor Who: The Writer’s Tale” by Russell T Davies and Benjamin Cook.

    (00:09:45) “Writing for Television in the 70s” by Malcolm Hulke.

    (00:19:45) “From Raxacoricofallapatorius with Love” is a special one-off episode from Doctor Who spin-off The Sarah Jane Adventures. It was the first Doctor Who spin-off to produce a special for Comic Relief and was broadcast on 13 March 2009 as part of Red Nose Day 2009.

    (00:23:45) Launching in March 2016 from Obverse Books, The Black Archive is a series of book-length looks at single Doctor Who stories from 1963 to the present day.

    (00:24:40) “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. All surviving episodes were released on DVD by the BFI in November 2014.

    (00:25:10) Annette Badland as Madame Arcati in “Blithe Spirit” by Noel Coward (Royal Exchange Theatre 9 December – 23 January). Photo – Jonathan Keenan.

    (00:40:30) The Letter Lords on The Doctor Who Show podcast.

    (00:41:08) The Peterloo Massacre occurred at St Peter’s Field, Manchester, England, on 16 August 1819, when cavalry charged into a crowd of 60,000-80,000 that had gathered to demand the reform of parliamentary representation. “The Peterloo Massacre” is a story from Big Finish’s 5th Doctor range.

    (00:43:05) “The Auntie Matter” is a story from Big Finish’s 4th Doctor range.

    (00:52:42) First Doctor companion, Steven Taylor, was played by titan of BBC Children’s TV of Doc’s generation and of Blue Peter, Peter Purves.

    (00:54:05) The notorious baby elephant incident from Blue Peter in 1969.

    (00:55:38) Jon Pertwee drives the Whomobile onto Blue Peter in 1974.

    (01:09:50) Steven sings “The Ballad of the Last Chance Saloon” while Dodo bashes away on an upright.

    (01:13:20) Blue Peter annuals – collected by Hayden from second-hand shops in the 21st century, received at Christmas by Doc in the 20th century.

    (01:16:28) Blue Peter shows the results of John Noakes’s accident on the Cresta Run in the 1970s.

    (01:23:56) The “after party” on 23 Nov 2013 – British TV at its best followed by British TV at its worst. Watch Steven Moffat’s reaction 2 mins 10 secs into this clip.

    (01:33:58) Hayden had two cameo appearances in “The Five (ish) Doctors Rebooted”.

    (01:40:50) The selection of 12 Radio Times covers for the week of the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who.

    (01:50:25) PLEASE HELP HAYDEN RAISE MONEY FOR CANCER RESEARCH.

    (01:53:00) Alan Partridge: “Don’t be Blue, Peter”.

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




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 054 - Conventionality Belongs to Yesterday

    25 March 2016 (11:33pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    cosplayPaul Winter, the Co-ordinator of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society, joins the Four Faces of Delusion to talk about conventions and whether the days of the fan convention are numbered. We cover first conventions, their increasing cost, the most bizarre rules on autographs and selfies, and buying Nick Courtney drinks.

    Matt talks of the magic of meeting Peter Capaldi. Hayden regales us with tales of the day he consoled a despondent Sylvester McCoy on his shoulder and Terrance Dicks bought him a cider. Meanwhile Doc relates the day he wet himself at the Blackpool Doctor Who Exhibition.

    Along the way, we pay a special Doctor Who themed tribute to the late Sylvia Anderson, Matt reports on his recent trip to Sheffield for The Valiant 2016 convention, and Hayden reports on his recent trip to Cardiff’s Doctor Who Experience to take the TARDIS Set Tour.

    But foremost among this week’s experiences is a message from Peter Capaldi to the Diddly Dumbers and their faithless listeners.

     

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/ddpc054-conventionality-belongs-to-yesterday.mp3

    Direct MP3 Download Link = DDPC054 – Conventionality Belongs to Yesterday

     

    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 Tumblr.

    Visit our new Youtube page.

    THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

     

    SHOWNOTES

    (00:00:00) On 15 March 2016, we lost Sylvia Anderson, best known for her Supermarionation collaborations with her husband Gerry Anderson and for being the voice of “Thunderbirds” character, Lady Penelope. In the early 1970s, Doc attended a “Bring & Buy” sale at his school and purchased the vinyl LP of “Lady Penelope Investigates – The Stately Homes Robberies” from which the song “The Abominable Snowman” sung by Lady Penelope and Parker) is taken as a tribute.

    (00:16:51) Pictures from William Russell’s 1950s screen test for Ben-Hur can be found at our Tumblr site here.

    (00:19:00) Doc recently guested on Episode 52 of Rob and Mark’s “42 to Doomsday” podcast.

    (00:19:25) Matt recently attended The Valiant 2016 convention in Sheffield.

    (00:44:20) Peter Capaldi sends his greetings to the Diddly Dum Podcast.

    (00:49:00) On 1 March 2016, we lost Tony Warren, the television screenwriter best known for creating the ITV soap opera “Coronation Street”.

    (00:55:00) Hayden recently attended the TARDIS Studio Set Tour at the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff. A selection of photos from Hayden’s visit can be found in the March 2016 section of our Tumblr page here.

    (01:22:40) On 24 April 2016. Matt will be hosting “An Audience with Bob Baker” at the Fab Cafe in Manchester.

    (01:36:55) A young Hayden and his sister meet Deborah and Jack Watling at Clacton-on-Sea.

    (01:38:00) Hayden consoles Sylvester McCoy after making him feel old at the “Time 4” convention (2010).

    (02:50:40) The Doctor Who Appreciation Society will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this May with "The Capitol" convention.

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

     




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 054 - Conventionality Belongs to Yesterday

    25 March 2016 (11:33pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    cosplay

    Paul Winter, the Co-ordinator of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society, joins the Four Faces of Delusion to talk about conventions and whether the days of the fan convention are numbered. We cover first conventions, their increasing cost, the most bizarre rules on autographs and selfies, and buying Nick Courtney drinks.

    Matt talks of the magic of meeting Peter Capaldi. Hayden regales us with tales of the day he consoled a despondent Sylvester McCoy on his shoulder and Terrance Dicks bought him a cider. Meanwhile Doc relates the day he wet himself at the Blackpool Doctor Who Exhibition.

    Along the way, we pay a special Doctor Who themed tribute to the late Sylvia Anderson, Matt reports on his recent trip to Sheffield for The Valiant 2016 convention, and Hayden reports on his recent trip to Cardiff’s Doctor Who Experience to take the TARDIS Set Tour.

    But foremost among this week’s experiences is a message from Peter Capaldi to the Diddly Dumbers and their faithless listeners.

     

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/ddpc054-conventionality-belongs-to-yesterday.mp3

    Direct MP3 Download Link = DDPC054 – Conventionality Belongs to Yesterday

     

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:00:00) On 15 March 2016, we lost Sylvia Anderson, best known for her Supermarionation collaborations with her husband Gerry Anderson and for being the voice of “Thunderbirds” character, Lady Penelope. In the early 1970s, Doc attended a “Bring & Buy” sale at his school and purchased the vinyl LP of “Lady Penelope Investigates – The Stately Homes Robberies” from which the song “The Abominable Snowman” sung by Lady Penelope and Parker) is taken as a tribute.

    (00:16:51) Pictures from William Russell’s 1950s screen test for Ben-Hur can be found at our Tumblr site here.

    (00:19:00) Doc recently guested on Episode 52 of Rob and Mark’s “42 to Doomsday” podcast.

    (00:19:25) Matt recently attended The Valiant 2016 convention in Sheffield.

    (00:44:20) Peter Capaldi sends his greetings to the Diddly Dum Podcast.

    (00:49:00) On 1 March 2016, we lost Tony Warren, the television screenwriter best known for creating the ITV soap opera “Coronation Street”.

    (00:55:00) Hayden recently attended the TARDIS Studio Set Tour at the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff. A selection of photos from Hayden’s visit can be found in the March 2016 section of our Tumblr page here.

    (01:22:40) On 24 April 2016. Matt will be hosting “An Audience with Bob Baker” at the Fab Cafe in Manchester.

    (01:36:55) A young Hayden and his sister meet Deborah and Jack Watling at Clacton-on-Sea (1999).

    (01:38:00) Hayden consoles Sylvester McCoy after making him feel old at the “Time 4” convention (2010).

    (02:50:40) The Doctor Who Appreciation Society will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this May with "The Capitol" convention.

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

     




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 053 - Doc's Comedy Hour

    12 March 2016 (10:54am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

    BBC MOTTO 4

    In this, the second of his occasional series of laser-guided rib-ticklers, Hayden talks to fellow member of the Four Faces of Delusion, Doc, about his tastes in comedy and illustrates these with some toothsome clips.

    From The Goon Show through to Frasier via the many radio and TV byways of his life, Doc opens his soul to the faithless listener. Accordingly, you’re advised to have garlic and holy water to hand.

     

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/ddpc053-docs-comedy-hour.mp3

    MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC053 – Doc’s Comedy Hour

     

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:00:00) As is now traditional, we open the Comedy Hour with music redolent of Doc’s memories of the laughter of his early days. Here we have the theme from Tiswas.

    (00:05:15) The Goon Show

    (00:08:10) “The Affair of the Lone Banana” (October 1954) – Neddie tracks young Fred Nurke, who has vanished from his banana-growing family’s home.

    (00:11:30) “The Jet-Propelled Guided NAAFI” (January 1956) – Grytpype and Moriarty set out to steal explosive plans for a secret new weapon.

    (00:14:45) “What Time is it, Eccles?”. Originally part of “The Mysterious Punch Up the Conker” (February 1957), this is arguably the most famous Goon Show sketch of all.

    (00:17:50) “Round the Horne”

    (00:26:57) “The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” created by Douglas Adams.

    (00:30:50) “Radio Active” was a radio comedy programme, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 during the 1980s based on a fictional radio station.

    (00:35:00) The Monty Python Court Scene.

    (00:37:25) “The Two Ronnies” is a BBC television comedy sketch show which aired on BBC One from 1971 to 1987. It featured the double act of Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.

    (00:41:10) “Crossed Lines” – a Two Ronnies sketch.

    (00:45:25) “Mastermind” – a Two Ronnies sketch.

    (00:50:10) “Not the Nine O Clock News” is a television comedy sketch show which was broadcast on BBC2 from 1979 to 1982 featuring Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Stephenson, Mel Smith, and Griff Rhys Jones.

    (00:51:05) “Constable Savage” – a Not the Nine O Clock News sketch.

    (00:54:20) Les Dawson (2 February 1931 - 10 June 1993) was an English comedian, actor, writer, and presenter.

    (00:54:50) Les Dawson wishes Happy Birthday to Gladys Pickering at the Royal Variety Performance.

    (00:56:30) “That Mitchell and Webb Look” is a British sketch show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb shown on BBC Two since 2006.

    (00:57:25) “Are we the baddies?” – a Mitchell and Webb sketch.

    (00:59:25) “QI” is a British comedy panel game television quiz show created and co-produced by John Lloyd, hosted by Stephen Fry.

    (01:00:35) “Why don’t we have more women on QI?”

    (01:02:20) “Would I Lie To You?” is a British comedy panel show aired on BBC One.

    (01:10:00) “Would I Lie To You?” – the “manhole” quip.

    (01:10:55) “Frasier” is an American sitcom that was broadcast on NBC for eleven seasons from 1993 to 2004.

    (01:16:55) “Frasier – The Candidate”.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 053 - Doc's Comedy Hour

    12 March 2016 (10:54am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    BBC MOTTO 4

    In this, the second of his occasional series of laser-guided rib-ticklers, Hayden talks to fellow member of the Four Faces of Delusion, Doc, about his tastes in comedy and illustrates these with some toothsome clips.

    From The Goon Show through to Frasier via the many radio and TV byways of his life, Doc opens his soul to the faithless listener. Accordingly, you’re advised to have garlic and holy water to hand.

     

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/ddpc053-docs-comedy-hour.mp3

    MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC053 – Doc’s Comedy Hour

     

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:00:00) As is now traditional, we open the Comedy Hour with music redolent of Doc’s memories of the laughter of his early days. Here we have the theme from “Tiswas” (“Today Is Saturday Watch And Smile“), a Saturday morning children’s British television series which ran on the ITV network from 1974 to 1982. A regular guest on the show was, of course, Sylvester McCoy in his pre-Doctor days.

    (00:05:15) “The Goon Show” is a British radio comedy programme, originally produced and broadcast by the BBC Home Service from 1951 to 1960.

    (00:08:10) “The Affair of the Lone Banana” (October 1954) – Neddie tracks young Fred Nurke, who has vanished from his banana-growing family’s home.

    (00:11:30) “The Jet-Propelled Guided NAAFI” (January 1956) – Grytpype and Moriarty set out to steal explosive plans for a secret new weapon.

    (00:14:45) “What Time is it, Eccles?”. Originally part of “The Mysterious Punch Up the Conker” (February 1957), this is arguably the most famous Goon Show sketch of all.

    (00:17:50) “Round the Horne” is a BBC Radio comedy programme that was transmitted in four series of weekly episodes from 1965 until 1968.

    (00:26:57) “The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” created by Douglas Adams.

    (00:30:50) “Radio Active” was a radio comedy programme, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 during the 1980s based on a fictional radio station.

    (00:35:00) The Monty Python Court Scene.

    (00:37:25) “The Two Ronnies” is a BBC television comedy sketch show which aired on BBC One from 1971 to 1987. It featured the double act of Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.

    (00:41:10) “Crossed Lines” – a Two Ronnies sketch.

    (00:45:25) “Mastermind” – a Two Ronnies sketch.

    (00:50:10) “Not the Nine O Clock News” is a television comedy sketch show which was broadcast on BBC2 from 1979 to 1982 featuring Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Stephenson, Mel Smith, and Griff Rhys Jones.

    (00:51:05) “Constable Savage” – a Not the Nine O Clock News sketch.

    (00:54:20) Les Dawson (2 February 1931 - 10 June 1993) was an English comedian, actor, writer, and presenter.

    (00:54:50) Les Dawson wishes Happy Birthday to Gladys Pickering at the Royal Variety Performance.

    (00:56:30) “That Mitchell and Webb Look” is a British sketch show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb shown on BBC Two since 2006.

    (00:57:25) “Are we the baddies?” – a Mitchell and Webb sketch.

    (00:59:25) “QI” is a British comedy panel game television quiz show created and co-produced by John Lloyd, hosted by Stephen Fry.

    (01:00:35) “Why don’t we have more women on QI?”

    (01:02:20) “Would I Lie To You?” is a British comedy panel show aired on BBC One.

    (01:10:00) “Would I Lie To You?” – the “manhole” quip.

    (01:10:55) “Frasier” is an American sitcom that was broadcast on NBC for eleven seasons from 1993 to 2004.

    (01:16:55) “Frasier – The Candidate”.

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




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 053 - Doc's Comedy Hour

    12 March 2016 (10:54am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    BBC MOTTO 4In this, the second of his occasional series of laser-guided rib-ticklers, Hayden talks to fellow member of the Four Faces of Delusion, Doc, about his tastes in comedy and illustrates these with some toothsome clips.

    From The Goon Show through to Frasier via the many radio and TV byways of his life, Doc opens his soul to the faithless listener. Accordingly, you’re advised to have garlic and holy water to hand.

     

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/ddpc053-docs-comedy-hour1.mp3

    Direct MP3 Download Link = DDPC053 – Doc’s Comedy Hour

     

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:00:00) As is now traditional, we open the Comedy Hour with music redolent of Doc’s memories of the laughter of his early days. Here we have the theme from “Tiswas” (“Today Is Saturday Watch And Smile“), a Saturday morning children’s British television series which ran on the ITV network from 1974 to 1982. A regular guest on the show was, of course, Sylvester McCoy in his pre-Doctor days.

    (00:05:15) “The Goon Show” is a British radio comedy programme, originally produced and broadcast by the BBC Home Service from 1951 to 1960.

    (00:08:10) “The Affair of the Lone Banana” (October 1954) – Neddie tracks young Fred Nurke, who has vanished from his banana-growing family’s home.

    (00:11:30) “The Jet-Propelled Guided NAAFI” (January 1956) – Grytpype and Moriarty set out to steal explosive plans for a secret new weapon.

    (00:14:45) “What Time is it, Eccles?”. Originally part of “The Mysterious Punch Up the Conker” (February 1957), this is arguably the most famous Goon Show sketch of all.

    (00:17:50) “Round the Horne” is a BBC Radio comedy programme that was transmitted in four series of weekly episodes from 1965 until 1968.

    (00:26:57) “The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” created by Douglas Adams.

    (00:30:50) “Radio Active” was a radio comedy programme, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 during the 1980s based on a fictional radio station.

    (00:35:00) The Monty Python Court Scene.

    (00:37:25) “The Two Ronnies” is a BBC television comedy sketch show which aired on BBC One from 1971 to 1987. It featured the double act of Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.

    (00:41:10) “Crossed Lines” – a Two Ronnies sketch.

    (00:45:25) “Mastermind” – a Two Ronnies sketch.

    (00:50:10) “Not the Nine O Clock News” is a television comedy sketch show which was broadcast on BBC2 from 1979 to 1982 featuring Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Stephenson, Mel Smith, and Griff Rhys Jones.

    (00:51:05) “Constable Savage” – a Not the Nine O Clock News sketch.

    (00:54:20) Les Dawson (2 February 1931 - 10 June 1993) was an English comedian, actor, writer, and presenter.

    (00:54:50) Les Dawson wishes Happy Birthday to Gladys Pickering at the Royal Variety Performance.

    (00:56:30) “That Mitchell and Webb Look” is a British sketch show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb shown on BBC Two since 2006.

    (00:57:25) “Are we the baddies?” – a Mitchell and Webb sketch.

    (00:59:25) “QI” is a British comedy panel game television quiz show created and co-produced by John Lloyd, hosted by Stephen Fry.

    (01:00:35) “Why don’t we have more women on QI?”

    (01:02:20) “Would I Lie To You?” is a British comedy panel show aired on BBC One.

    (01:10:00) “Would I Lie To You?” – the “manhole” quip.

    (01:10:55) “Frasier” is an American sitcom that was broadcast on NBC for eleven seasons from 1993 to 2004.

    (01:16:55) “Frasier – The Candidate”.

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




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 053 - Doc's Comedy Hour

    12 March 2016 (10:54am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    BBC MOTTO 4In this, the second of his occasional series of laser-guided rib-ticklers, Hayden talks to fellow member of the Four Faces of Delusion, Doc, about his tastes in comedy and illustrates these with some toothsome clips.

    From The Goon Show through to Frasier via the many radio and TV byways of his life, Doc opens his soul to the faithless listener. Accordingly, you’re advised to have garlic and holy water to hand.

     

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/ddpc053-docs-comedy-hour1.mp3

    Direct MP3 Download Link = DDPC053 – Doc’s Comedy Hour

     

    Listen/download on iTunes

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    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

     

    SHOWNOTES

    (00:00:00) As is now traditional, we open the Comedy Hour with music redolent of Doc’s memories of the laughter of his early days. Here we have the theme from “Tiswas” (“Today Is Saturday Watch And Smile“), a Saturday morning children’s British television series which ran on the ITV network from 1974 to 1982. A regular guest on the show was, of course, Sylvester McCoy in his pre-Doctor days.

    (00:05:15) “The Goon Show” is a British radio comedy programme, originally produced and broadcast by the BBC Home Service from 1951 to 1960.

    (00:08:10) “The Affair of the Lone Banana” (October 1954) – Neddie tracks young Fred Nurke, who has vanished from his banana-growing family’s home.

    (00:11:30) “The Jet-Propelled Guided NAAFI” (January 1956) – Grytpype and Moriarty set out to steal explosive plans for a secret new weapon.

    (00:14:45) “What Time is it, Eccles?”. Originally part of “The Mysterious Punch Up the Conker” (February 1957), this is arguably the most famous Goon Show sketch of all.

    (00:17:50) “Round the Horne” is a BBC Radio comedy programme that was transmitted in four series of weekly episodes from 1965 until 1968.

    (00:26:57) “The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” created by Douglas Adams.

    (00:30:50) “Radio Active” was a radio comedy programme, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 during the 1980s based on a fictional radio station.

    (00:35:00) The Monty Python Court Scene.

    (00:37:25) “The Two Ronnies” is a BBC television comedy sketch show which aired on BBC One from 1971 to 1987. It featured the double act of Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.

    (00:41:10) “Crossed Lines” – a Two Ronnies sketch.

    (00:45:25) “Mastermind” – a Two Ronnies sketch.

    (00:50:10) “Not the Nine O Clock News” is a television comedy sketch show which was broadcast on BBC2 from 1979 to 1982 featuring Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Stephenson, Mel Smith, and Griff Rhys Jones.

    (00:51:05) “Constable Savage” – a Not the Nine O Clock News sketch.

    (00:54:20) Les Dawson (2 February 1931 - 10 June 1993) was an English comedian, actor, writer, and presenter.

    (00:54:50) Les Dawson wishes Happy Birthday to Gladys Pickering at the Royal Variety Performance.

    (00:56:30) “That Mitchell and Webb Look” is a British sketch show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb shown on BBC Two since 2006.

    (00:57:25) “Are we the baddies?” – a Mitchell and Webb sketch.

    (00:59:25) “QI” is a British comedy panel game television quiz show created and co-produced by John Lloyd, hosted by Stephen Fry.

    (01:00:35) “Why don’t we have more women on QI?”

    (01:02:20) “Would I Lie To You?” is a British comedy panel show aired on BBC One.

    (01:10:00) “Would I Lie To You?” – the “manhole” quip.

    (01:10:55) “Frasier” is an American sitcom that was broadcast on NBC for eleven seasons from 1993 to 2004.

    (01:16:55) “Frasier – The Candidate”.

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




  • IDDLY DUM PODCAST 053 - Doc's Comedy Hour

    12 March 2016 (10:50am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

    In this, the second of his occasional series of laser-guided rib-ticklers, Hayden talks to fellow member of the Four Faces of Delusion, Doc, about his tastes in comedy and illustrates these with some toothsome clips.

    From The Goon Show through to Frasier via the many radio and TV byways of his life, Doc opens his soul to the faithless listener. Accordingly, you’re advised to have garlic and holy water to hand.

     

    Listen/download on iTunes

    Audioboo

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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

    (00:00:00) As is now traditional, we open the Comedy Hour with music redolent of Doc’s memories of the laughter of his early days. Here we have the theme from Tiswas.

    (00:05:15) The Goon Show

    (00:08:10) “The Affair of the Lone Banana” (October 1954) – Neddie tracks young Fred Nurke, who has vanished from his banana-growing family’s home.

    (00:11:30) “The Jet-Propelled Guided NAAFI” (January 1956) – Grytpype and Moriarty set out to steal explosive plans for a secret new weapon.

    (00:14:45) “What Time is it, Eccles?”. Originally part of “The Mysterious Punch Up the Conker” (February 1957), this is arguably the most famous Goon Show sketch of all.

    (00:17:50) “Round the Horne”

    (00:26:57) “The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” created by Douglas Adams.

    (00:30:50) “Radio Active” was a radio comedy programme, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 during the 1980s based on a fictional radio station.

    (00:35:00) The Monty Python Court Scene.

    (00:37:25) “The Two Ronnies” is a BBC television comedy sketch show which aired on BBC One from 1971 to 1987. It featured the double act of Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.

    (00:41:10) “Crossed Lines” – a Two Ronnies sketch.

    (00:45:25) “Mastermind” – a Two Ronnies sketch.

    (00:50:10) “Not the Nine O Clock News” is a television comedy sketch show which was broadcast on BBC2 from 1979 to 1982 featuring Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Stephenson, Mel Smith, and Griff Rhys Jones.

    (00:51:05) “Constable Savage” – a Not the Nine O Clock News sketch.

    (00:54:20) Les Dawson (2 February 1931 - 10 June 1993) was an English comedian, actor, writer, and presenter.

    (00:54:50) Les Dawson wishes Happy Birthday to Gladys Pickering at the Royal Variety Performance.

    (00:56:30) “That Mitchell and Webb Look” is a British sketch show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb shown on BBC Two since 2006.

    (00:57:25) “Are we the baddies?” – a Mitchell and Webb sketch.

    (00:59:25) “QI” is a British comedy panel game television quiz show created and co-produced by John Lloyd, hosted by Stephen Fry.

    (01:00:35) “Why don’t we have more women on QI?”

    (01:02:20) “Would I Lie To You?” is a British comedy panel show aired on BBC One.

    (01:10:00) “Would I Lie To You?” – the “manhole” quip.

    (01:10:55) “Frasier” is an American sitcom that was broadcast on NBC for eleven seasons from 1993 to 2004.

    (01:16:55) “Frasier – The Candidate”.

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




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 052 - When Guides Collide

    26 February 2016 (2:06am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    TRUMPS 5The Four Faces of Delusion hold the inaugural meeting of the Diddly Dum Book Club by reviewing the New Adventures novel “Conundrum” (1994) by Steve Lyons. We also take advantage of the linking theme to review the Second Doctor story “The Time Robber” from 1968.

    Before that, Hayden looks forward to taking the TARDIS Tour at Cardiff next week while Matt reminisces about the game of Tour Guide Top Trumps which ensued when the TARDIS tour guides found out what he did for a living.

    Along the way, we discover why Matt’s plan to attend a convention cosplaying as DCI Jack Meadows was frustrated; Doc explains the usefulness of “The Faraway Tree” for getting children to observe their bedtime; we learn how the root cause of all Ace’s character problems is that she’s more Morrissey fan than street fighter; and we end by asking are the days of conventions numbered?

    Terrance Dicks drops in briefly to settle an argument over Spiridon and Exxilon. And we challenge politically correct censorship by asking the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything – shorts and sweaters for Enid Blyton’s kids or jeans and sweatshirts?

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/ddpc052-when-guides-collide3.mp3

    Direct MP3 Download Link = DDPC052 – When Guides Collide

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:02:40) Next week, Hayden’s taking the TARDIS Studio Set Tour at the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff.

    (00:09:00) Here’s the episode of “Father Ted” with the tour of the caves.

    (00:14:04) While Hayden is in Cardiff next week, Matt will be attending The Valiant 2016 convention in Sheffield.

    (00:16:15) “Conundrum” was a novel in the Virgin New Adventures range written by Steve Lyons in 1994.

    “The Famous Five” is a British television series based on the children’s books of the same name by Enid Blyton. It was broadcast on ITV over two series in 1978 and 1979 in 26 half-hour episodes. The character of Dick was of course played by Gary (for it was he) Russell.

    (01:00:00) “The Magic Faraway Tree” is a short series of children’s books written by the prolific Enid Blyton in the 1940s.

    (01:01:25) “The Wishing Chair” is a series of children’s books written by the prolific Enid Blyton between 1937 and 1950.

    (01:04:10) The Second Doctor’s “The Mind Robber” was the second story serial of Season 6 and broadcast in September and October 1968.

    (01:14:20) We end this week’s podcast with Dylan’s lullaby for Buxton from “Dougal and the Blue Cat” which Doc was crooning off-microphone at several points of technical difficulty during this recording to calm Hayden and Matt.

    The Doctor Who Appreciation Society will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this May with “The Capitol” convention.

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




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 052 - When Guides Collide

    26 February 2016 (2:06am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    TRUMPS 5The Four Faces of Delusion hold the inaugural meeting of the Diddly Dum Book Club by reviewing the New Adventures novel “Conundrum” (1994) by Steve Lyons. We also take advantage of the linking theme to review the Second Doctor story “The Mind Robber” from 1968.

    Before that, Hayden looks forward to taking the TARDIS Set Tour at Cardiff next week while Matt reminisces about the game of Tour Guide Top Trumps which ensued when the TARDIS tour guides found out what he did for a living.

    Along the way, we discover why Matt’s plan to attend a convention cosplaying as DCI Jack Meadows was frustrated; Doc explains the usefulness of “The Faraway Tree” for getting children to observe their bedtime; we learn how the root cause of all Ace’s character problems is that she’s more Morrissey fan than street fighter; and we end by asking are the days of conventions numbered?

    Terrance Dicks drops in briefly to settle an argument over Spiridon and Exxilon. And we challenge politically correct censorship by asking the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything – shorts and sweaters for Enid Blyton’s kids or jeans and sweatshirts?

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/ddpc052-when-guides-collide3.mp3

    Direct MP3 Download Link = DDPC052 – When Guides Collide

    Listen/download on iTunes

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    Find Diddly Dum pics on Tumbler.

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    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

     

    SHOWNOTES

    (00:02:40) Next week, Hayden’s taking the TARDIS Studio Set Tour at the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff.

    (00:09:00) Here’s the episode of “Father Ted” with the tour of the caves.

    (00:14:04) While Hayden is in Cardiff next week, Matt will be attending The Valiant 2016 convention in Sheffield.

    (00:16:15) “Conundrum” was a novel in the Virgin New Adventures range written by Steve Lyons in 1994.

    (00:58:18) “The Famous Five” is a British television series based on the children’s books of the same name by Enid Blyton. It was broadcast on ITV over two series in 1978 and 1979 in 26 half-hour episodes. The character of Dick was of course played by Gary (for it was he) Russell.

    (01:00:00) “The Magic Faraway Tree” is a short series of children’s books written by the prolific Enid Blyton in the 1940s.

    (01:01:25) “The Wishing Chair” is a series of children’s books written by the prolific Enid Blyton between 1937 and 1950.

    (01:04:10) The Second Doctor’s “The Mind Robber” was the second story serial of Season 6 and broadcast in September and October 1968.

    (01:14:20) We end this week’s podcast with Dylan’s lullaby for Buxton from “Dougal and the Blue Cat” which Doc was crooning off-microphone at several points of technical difficulty during this recording to calm Hayden and Matt.

    (01:31:30) The Doctor Who Appreciation Society will be celebrating its 40th anniversary this May with “The Capitol” convention.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 051 - Podcasters Assemble 2

    10 February 2016 (6:47pm GMT)
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    Citadel 4Hayden brings us the second in his occasional series of “Podcasters Assemble” where he chats to a dazzling international array of fellow Doctor Who podcasters and tries to understand what makes them tick.

    This week, we hear Erika (for it is she) Ensign from the “Verity!” podcast, Marc (for it is he) Atkinson from the “Progtor Who” podcast, Christian (for it is he) Cawley from “The Podkast With a K” and Phil (for it is he) Cannon from the “Who’s He?” podcast.

    You may by now have noticed that we’re pushing for the formal introduction of “(for it is s/he)” as a title for Doctor Who podcasters, the Jedi Knights of fandom. On the subject of which, we close this week’s podcast with a little tribute to another knight of the airwaves.

    (The international flavour of this week’s artwork comes courtesy of friend of the show, Simon (for it is he) Brett of the Blue Box Podcast.)

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/ddpc051-podcasters-assemble-2.mp3

    Direct MP3 Download Link = DDPC051 – Podcasters Assemble 2

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:00:00) Our Pandemonium themed intro has been illustrated by friend of the show Simon (for it is he) Brett of the Blue Box Podcast who can claim to be one of the four original parents of the Diddly Dum Podcast. If we are the Prince Caspian of Doctor Who podcasting, just think of the Blue Boxers as Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy. Simon’s Facebook page can be found here and his website is here. The summit of his broadcasting career of course came in 2014 when he visited The Whoseum in Diddly Dum Podcast 017 (“Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings”).

    (00:02:04) Hayden’s first guest this week is Erika (for it is she) Ensign of the “Verity!” podcast.

    (00:29:15) Hayden’s second guest this week is Marc (for it is he) Atkinson of the “Progtor Who” podcast.

    (00:57:06) Hayden’s third guest this week is Christian (for it is he) Cawley of the “Podkast With a K”.

    (01:21:38) Hayden’s fourth guest this week is Phil (for it is he) Cannon of the “Who’s He?” podcast.

    (01:52:10) We round off this week’s podcast with a tribute to two men who have been lost to broadcasting since we recorded our last podcast. Few Doctor Who fans’ lives have not at some stage been touched by titan of the airwaves, Sir Terry Wogan. Terry encountered many stars of Doctor Who during his interviewing career and of course his years as the great helmsman of the BBC’s Children in Need. Terry interviews Colin Baker here and interviews Jon Pertwee here. “The Five Doctors” 20th anniversary special was broadcast in the UK on Children in Need night and, after the closing credits, Terry met the then current Doctor, Peter Davidson here. He met half the stars of Doctor Who during the 1985 Children in Need night here. Our musical tribute is a clip from Terry’s 1978 recording of “The Floral Dance” which reached Number 1 in the British charts. He tries to keep his face straight in this “Top of the Pops” appearance from the time. We also recently lost Ed “Stewpot” Stewart, DJ and (to Doc’s generation) presenter of “Crackerjack” (Crackerjack).

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 051 - Podcasters Assemble 2

    10 February 2016 (6:47pm GMT)
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    Citadel 4Hayden brings us the second in his occasional series of “Podcasters Assemble” where he chats to a dazzling international array of fellow Doctor Who podcasters and tries to understand what makes them tick.

    This week, we hear Erika (for it is she) Ensign from the “Verity!” podcast, Marc (for it is he) Atkinson from the “Progtor Who” podcast, Christian (for it is he) Cawley from “The Podkast With a K” and Phil (for it is he) Cannon from the “Who’s He?” podcast.

    You may by now have noticed that we’re pushing for the formal introduction of “(for it is s/he)” as a title for Doctor Who podcasters, the Jedi Knights of fandom. On the subject of which, we close this week’s podcast with a little tribute to another knight of the airwaves.

    (The international flavour of this week’s artwork comes courtesy of friend of the show, Simon (for it is he) Brett of the Blue Box Podcast.)

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/ddpc051-podcasters-assemble-2.mp3

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:00:00) Our Pandemonium themed intro has been illustrated by friend of the show Simon (for it is he) Brett of the Blue Box Podcast who can claim to be one of the four original parents of the Diddly Dum Podcast. If we are the Prince Caspian of Doctor Who podcasting, just think of the Blue Boxers as Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy. Simon’s Facebook page can be found here and his website is here. The summit of his broadcasting career of course came in 2014 when he visited The Whoseum in Diddly Dum Podcast 017 (“Simon in the Land of Chalk Drawings”).

    (00:02:04) Hayden’s first guest this week is Erika (for it is she) Ensign of the “Verity!” podcast.

    (00:29:15) Hayden’s second guest this week is Marc (for it is he) Atkinson of the “Progtor Who” podcast and band Riversea.

    (00:57:06) Hayden’s third guest this week is Christian (for it is he) Cawley of the “Podkast With a K”.

    (01:21:38) Hayden’s fourth guest this week is Phil (for it is he) Cannon of the “Who’s He?” podcast.

    (01:52:10) We round off this week’s podcast with a tribute to two men who have been lost to broadcasting since we recorded our last podcast. Few Doctor Who fans’ lives have not at some stage been touched by titan of the airwaves, Sir Terry Wogan. Terry encountered many stars of Doctor Who during his interviewing career and of course his years as the great helmsman of the BBC’s Children in Need. Terry interviews Colin Baker here and interviews Jon Pertwee here. “The Five Doctors” 20th anniversary special was broadcast in the UK on Children in Need night and, after the closing credits, Terry met the then current Doctor, Peter Davidson here. He met half the stars of Doctor Who during the 1985 Children in Need night here. Our musical tribute is a clip from Terry’s 1978 recording of “The Floral Dance” which reached Number 1 in the British charts. He tries to keep his face straight in this “Top of the Pops” appearance from the time. We also recently lost Ed “Stewpot” Stewart, DJ and (to Doc’s generation) presenter of “Crackerjack” (Crackerjack).

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 050 - Shepherd's Bush 90210

    29 January 2016 (12:54am GMT)
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    Collage books 3

    The Four Faces of Delusion pick up from last week’s podcast on the TARGET novelisations by looking at the Doctor Who books published since 1989.

    Being between jobs has really lit a fire under Matt who reveals that there’s little he doesn’t know about all these book ranges. This gives a well earned rest to Doc who knows bugger all about any of them.

    Along the way, we learn how books kept Hayden from a life a crime and we hear of Matt’s visit to the roof of BBC Television Centre last week and meeting the great Graeme Harper while he was at it.

    And of course we discuss the news that Chris Chibnall is to replace The Great Sage as showrunner.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/ddpc050-shepherds-bush-90210.mp3

    Direct MP3 Download Link = DDPC050 – Shepherd’s Bush 90210

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:00:00) This week’s podcast opens with a clip from an episode of the BBC’s “Open Air” series broadcast in the aftermath of Season 23 of Classic Doctor Who with an audience of fans grilling Pip and Jane Baker. The star of this clip is a teenaged Chris Chibnall.

    (00:02:15) This week has seen the announcement that Chris Chibnall will replace Steven Moffat as Doctor Who showrunner for series 11.

    (00:26:24) Robert Banks Stewart (1931 – 2016).

    (00:33:10) “Love and War” is a Paul Cornell novel in The New Adventures range which was published in 1992 and later adapted as a Big Finish audio play.

    (00:46:08) “Human Nature” is a Paul Cornell novel in The New Adventures range which was published in 1995.

    (00:54:00) On a battleship above Earth, a violent dictator lies broken and wounded aboard his doomed vessel. As he witnesses the ship crumble and his army fall around him, only two thoughts consume his mind. To escape his fate and kill the Doctor. No, not the latest review of the Diddly Dum Podcast but “Aftermath”, the short story written a few years ago by our own Hayden which he reads here.

    (01:01:20) “Bloodheat” is a Jim Mortimore novel in The New Adventures range which was published in 1993.

    (01:13:24) “The Tomorrow Windows” is a BBC Books novel by Jonathan Morris published in 2004.

    (01:14:00) “Transit” is a Ben Aaronovitch novel in The New Adventures range which was published in 1992.

    (01:15:45) “Lungbarrow” is a Marc Platt novel in The New Adventures range which was published in 1997.

    (01:16:35) “The Dying Days” is a Lance Parkin novel in The New Adventures range which was published in 1997.

    (01:17:30) “The Witch Hunters” is a BBC Books novel by Steve Lyons published in 1998.

    (01:19:15) Faction Paradox orginally created by Lawrence Miles.

    (01:20:40) “Alien Bodies” is a BBC Books novel in the Eighth Doctor Adventures range by Lawrence Miles published in 1997.

    (01:21:07) “Interference” is a 2-part BBC novel in the Eighth Doctor Adventures range by Lawrence Miles published in 1999.

    (01:21:30) “The Ancestor Cell” is a BBC Books novel in the Eighth Doctor Adventures range by Peter Anghelides and Steven Cole published in 2000.

    (01:29:43) “Earthworld” is a BBC novel in the Eighth Doctor Adventures range by Jacqueline Rayner published in 2001.

    (01:31:51) “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” is a BBC novel in the Eighth Doctor Adventures range by Paul Magrs published in 2002.

    (01:35:40) “Winner Takes All” is a BBC novel in the New Series Adventures range by Jacqueline Rayner published in 2005.

    (01:36:17) “Borrowed Time” is a BBC novel in the New Series Adventures range by Naomi A Alderman published in 2011.

    (01:38:40) “Only Human” is a BBC novel in the New Series Adventures range by Gareth Roberts published in 2005.

    (01:43:56) “Beautiful Chaos” is a BBC novel in the New Series Adventures range by Gary Russell published in 2008.

    (01:46:39) “The Silent Stars Go By” is a BBC novel in the New Series Adventures range by Dan Abnett published in 2011.

    (01:46:39) “Touched by an Angel” is a BBC novel in the New Series Adventures range by Jonathan Morris published in 2011.

    (01:49:45) “The Deviant Strain” is a BBC novel in the New Series Adventures range by Justin Richards published in 2005.

    (01:53:00) “The Star Beast” is a comic strip which appeared in Doctor Who Weekly issues 19 – 28 in 1980.

    (01:55:23) “Room 5064” is a play written by Adrian Rigelsford, produced by Friend of Diddly Gareth Kavanagh and directed by Graeme Harper of Doctor Who fame. Our own Matt was invited along to a read-through and a photo shoot at what was (and still is in our minds) the BBC Television Centre. Photos of the cast can be found here on our Tumblr page. Matt can be found here looking very constructionist. Photos courtesy of Matt Charlton, Gareth Kavanagh and friends.

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

     




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 050 - Shepherd's Bush 90210

    29 January 2016 (12:54am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    Collage books 3

    The Four Faces of Delusion pick up from last week’s podcast on the TARGET novelisations by looking at the Doctor Who books published since 1989.

    Being between jobs has really lit a fire under Matt who reveals that there’s little he doesn’t know about all these book ranges. This gives a well earned rest to Doc who knows bugger all about any of them.

    Along the way, we learn how books kept Hayden from a life a crime and we hear of Matt’s visit to the roof of BBC Television Centre last week and meeting the great Graeme Harper while he was at it.

    And of course we discuss the news that Chris Chibnall is to replace The Great Sage as showrunner.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/ddpc050-shepherds-bush-90210.mp3

    Direct MP3 Download Link = DDPC050 – Shepherd’s Bush 90210

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    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

     

    SHOWNOTES

    (00:00:00) This week’s podcast opens with a clip from an episode of the BBC’s “Open Air” series broadcast in the aftermath of Season 23 of Classic Doctor Who with an audience of fans grilling Pip and Jane Baker. The star of this clip is a teenaged Chris Chibnall.

    (00:02:15) This week has seen the announcement that Chris Chibnall will replace Steven Moffat as Doctor Who showrunner for series 11.

    (00:26:24) Robert Banks Stewart (1931 – 2016).

    (00:33:10) “Love and War” is a Paul Cornell novel in The New Adventures range which was published in 1992 and later adapted as a Big Finish audio play.

    (00:46:08) “Human Nature” is a Paul Cornell novel in The New Adventures range which was published in 1995.

    (00:54:00) On a battleship above Earth, a violent dictator lies broken and wounded aboard his doomed vessel. As he witnesses the ship crumble and his army fall around him, only two thoughts consume his mind. To escape his fate and kill the Doctor. No, not the latest review of the Diddly Dum Podcast but “Aftermath”, the short story written a few years ago by our own Hayden which he reads here.

    (01:01:20) “Bloodheat” is a Jim Mortimore novel in The New Adventures range which was published in 1993.

    (01:13:24) “The Tomorrow Windows” is a BBC Books novel by Jonathan Morris published in 2004.

    (01:14:00) “Transit” is a Ben Aaronovitch novel in The New Adventures range which was published in 1992.

    (01:15:45) “Lungbarrow” is a Marc Platt novel in The New Adventures range which was published in 1997.

    (01:16:35) “The Dying Days” is a Lance Parkin novel in The New Adventures range which was published in 1997.

    (01:17:30) “The Witch Hunters” is a BBC Books novel by Steve Lyons published in 1998.

    (01:19:15) Faction Paradox orginally created by Lawrence Miles.

    (01:20:40) “Alien Bodies” is a BBC Books novel in the Eighth Doctor Adventures range by Lawrence Miles published in 1997.

    (01:21:07) “Interference” is a 2-part BBC novel in the Eighth Doctor Adventures range by Lawrence Miles published in 1999.

    (01:21:30) “The Ancestor Cell” is a BBC Books novel in the Eighth Doctor Adventures range by Peter Anghelides and Steven Cole published in 2000.

    (01:29:43) “Earthworld” is a BBC novel in the Eighth Doctor Adventures range by Jacqueline Rayner published in 2001.

    (01:31:51) “Mad Dogs and Englishmen” is a BBC novel in the Eighth Doctor Adventures range by Paul Magrs published in 2002.

    (01:35:40) “Winner Takes All” is a BBC novel in the New Series Adventures range by Jacqueline Rayner published in 2005.

    (01:36:17) “Borrowed Time” is a BBC novel in the New Series Adventures range by Naomi A Alderman published in 2011.

    (01:38:40) “Only Human” is a BBC novel in the New Series Adventures range by Gareth Roberts published in 2005.

    (01:43:56) “Beautiful Chaos” is a BBC novel in the New Series Adventures range by Gary Russell published in 2008.

    (01:46:39) “The Silent Stars Go By” is a BBC novel in the New Series Adventures range by Dan Abnett published in 2011.

    (01:46:39) “Touched by an Angel” is a BBC novel in the New Series Adventures range by Jonathan Morris published in 2011.

    (01:49:45) “The Deviant Strain” is a BBC novel in the New Series Adventures range by Justin Richards published in 2005.

    (01:53:00) “The Star Beast” is a comic strip which appeared in Doctor Who Weekly issues 19 – 28 in 1980.

    (01:55:23) “Room 5064” is a play written by Adrian Rigelsford, produced by Friend of Diddly Gareth Kavanagh and directed by Graeme Harper of Doctor Who fame. Our own Matt was invited along to a read-through and a photo shoot at what was (and still is in our minds) the BBC Television Centre. Photos of the cast can be found here on our Tumblr page. Matt can be found here looking very constructionist. Photos courtesy of Matt Charlton, Gareth Kavanagh and friends.

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

     




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 049 - Chris Achilleos Interview

    16 January 2016 (2:10pm GMT)
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    achilleosWe mark the podcast’s 2nd birthday with an interview with titan of the TARGET Doctor Who books range Chris Achilleos. We build up to the interview by revisiting our memories of those novelisations and which bookshops we used to buy them from.

    Along the way, Hayden reveals his first foray into crime, Doc is taken to Aladdin’s cave but not allowed to sample the treasures and Matt reveals that his grandmother went to school with Barry Letts. We even find out which TARGET book led Doc into a lifelong dislike of cockney sailor Ben Jackson.

    We also celebrate Hayden finally buying a decent microphone.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/ddpc049-chris-achilleos-interview.mp3

    Direct MP3 Download Link = DDPC049 – Chris Achilleos Interview

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:05:43) Hayden’s first ever TARGET novelisation was “The Web of Fear”.

    (00:07:42) Matt’s first ever TARGET novelisation was “The Krotons”.

    (00:18:45) Here are the three bookshops where our heroes bought their TARGET books. Although one of them is now closed down and another has been taken over, decide for yourself which of the podcasters had the most architecturally sophisticated childhood.

    (00:25:35) The “Earthshock” front cover which shocked Hayden by contradicting the Fifth Doctor’s pacifism.

    (01:02:34) To all fans of the TARGET Doctor Who novelisations, Chris Achilleos’s cover artwork will be the seminal wallpaper to their childhood. Hayden was lucky enough to meet Chris last year and interview him. All of Chris’s Doctor Who cover artwork can be found here.

    (01:41:55) The “Doctor Who and The Daleks” TARGET cover.

    (01:42:05) The “Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion” TARGET cover.

    (01:43:52) The “Doctor Who and the Three Doctors” TARGET cover as a tribute to the iconic Fantastic Four cover.

    (01:45:12) The “Doctor Who and Tenth Panet” TARGET cover.

    (01:45:59) The first “Doctor Who Monster Book” was issued in 1975.

    (01:46:32) “The Amazing World of Doctor Who” was a 1976 promotional book offered by Ty*phoo Tea.

    (01:53:19) This week’s podcast ends with a tribute to David Bowie and Alan Rickman gleaned from The Simpsons.

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




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 049 - Chris Achilleos Interview

    16 January 2016 (2:10pm GMT)
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    achilleosWe mark the podcast’s 2nd birthday with an interview with titan of the TARGET Doctor Who books range Chris Achilleos. We build up to the interview by revisiting our memories of those novelisations and which bookshops we used to buy them from.

    Along the way, Hayden reveals his first foray into crime, Doc is taken to Aladdin’s cave but not allowed to sample the treasures and Matt reveals that his grandmother went to school with Barry Letts. We even find out which TARGET book led Doc into a lifelong dislike of cockney sailor Ben Jackson.

    We also celebrate Hayden finally buying a decent microphone.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/ddpc049-chris-achilleos-interview.mp3

    Direct MP3 Download Link = DDPC049 – Chris Achilleos Interview

    Listen/download on iTunes

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    THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

     

    SHOWNOTES

    (00:05:43) Hayden’s first ever TARGET novelisation was “The Web of Fear”.

    (00:07:42) Matt’s first ever TARGET novelisation was “The Krotons”.

    (00:18:45) Here are the three bookshops where our heroes bought their TARGET books. Although one of them is now closed down and another has been taken over, decide for yourself which of the podcasters had the most architecturally sophisticated childhood.

    (00:25:35) The “Earthshock” front cover which shocked Hayden by contradicting the Fifth Doctor’s pacifism.

    (01:02:34) To all fans of the TARGET Doctor Who novelisations, Chris Achilleos’s cover artwork will be the seminal wallpaper to their childhood. Hayden was lucky enough to meet Chris last year and interview him. All of Chris’s Doctor Who cover artwork can be found here.

    (01:41:55) The “Doctor Who and The Daleks” TARGET cover.

    (01:42:05) The “Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion” TARGET cover.

    (01:43:52) The “Doctor Who and the Three Doctors” TARGET cover as a tribute to the iconic Fantastic Four cover.

    (01:45:12) The “Doctor Who and Tenth Panet” TARGET cover.

    (01:45:59) The first “Doctor Who Monster Book” was issued in 1975.

    (01:46:32) “The Amazing World of Doctor Who” was a 1976 promotional book offered by Ty*phoo Tea.

    (01:53:19) This week’s podcast ends with a tribute to David Bowie and Alan Rickman gleaned from The Simpsons.

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




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 048 - A Happy New Year to All of You at Home

    1 January 2016 (5:04pm GMT)
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    2015 GR Q1The Four Faces of Delusion break the podcasting fourth wall to wish all of their faithless listeners a very happy 2016 in this the delayed Christmas podcast.

    Our podcasting heroes talk about their Christmas presents in general and Doctor Who/Dalek annuals in particular before reviewing “The Husbands of River Song” and then looking back on Series Nine as a whole.

    As is now traditional for a Diddly Dum Christmas (i.e. it happened for the first time last year), Doc dons the mantle of the great Bob Holness to test Hayden and Matt’s memory of the 2015 podcasts (follow along on the Gold Run screen above).

    In a triumph of investigatory fan journalism, the Diddly Dumbers break their exclusive scoop by revealing the names of the new writing duo who Steven Moffat claims will make our brains explode. Along the way, they also discuss the outrageously un-politically-correct content of 1970s annuals, the new “Curse of the Black Spot” lego pirate ship set, Sean Pertwee’s karaoke rendition of the “Fireball XL-5” song, River Song marrying Robert Robinson and Matt rocks the world of fandom by calling for Doctor Who to be rescheduled opposite Coronation Street on Wednesday nights.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/ddpc048-a-happy-new-year-to-all-of-you-at-home.mp3

    Direct MP3 Download Link = DDPC048 – A Happy New Year to all of You at Home

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    (00:26:01) K9/John Leeson regales the Doctor and Romana with a rendition of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” in this extract from the BBC VT Christmas tape.

    (01:19:15) Steven Moffat has told us that our brains would explode if he named two new writers writing for Series 10 of Doctor Who.

    (01:24:48) This clip is of Matt Smith, Karen Gillen and Arthur Darvill singing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” on Doctor Who Confidential.

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

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

     




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 048 - A Happy New Year to All of You at Home

    1 January 2016 (5:04pm GMT)
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    2015 GR Q1The Four Faces of Delusion break the podcasting fourth wall to wish all of their faithless listeners a very happy 2016 in this the delayed Christmas podcast.

    Our podcasting heroes talk about their Christmas presents in general and Doctor Who/Dalek annuals in particular before reviewing “The Husbands of River Song” and then looking back on Series Nine as a whole.

    As is now traditional for a Diddly Dum Christmas (i.e. it happened for the first time last year), Doc dons the mantle of the great Bob Holness to test Hayden and Matt’s memory of the 2015 podcasts (follow along on the Gold Run screen above).

    In a triumph of investigatory fan journalism, the Diddly Dumbers break their exclusive scoop by revealing the names of the new writing duo who Steven Moffat claims will make our brains explode. Along the way, they also discuss the outrageously un-politically-correct content of 1970s annuals, the new “Curse of the Black Spot” lego pirate ship set, Sean Pertwee’s karaoke rendition of the “Fireball XL-5” song, River Song marrying Robert Robinson and Matt rocks the world of fandom by calling for Doctor Who to be rescheduled opposite Coronation Street on Wednesday nights.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/ddpc048-a-happy-new-year-to-all-of-you-at-home.mp3

    Direct MP3 Download Link = DDPC048 – A Happy New Year to all of You at Home

    Listen/download on iTunes

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    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

    SHOWNOTES

    (00:00:00) The opening sound clip is the final scene of “The Feast of Steven”, the 7th episode of the largely lost 12-parter “The Daleks’ Master Plan” broadcast on Christmas Day 1965 where the First Doctor famously broke the fourth wall to address the audience directly.

    (00:03:08) During his trip to New York earlier this year, Hayden visited the Hayden Planetarium where he met Aslan and Qui Gon Jinn.

    (00:07:03) Images of the “Seabase Search” pages from the 2016 Doctor Who Annual can be found here on our Tumblr page.

    (00:09:01) Images of the 2006 Doctor Who Annual can be found here on our Tumblr page.

    (00:12:09) Images of the “Smokescreen” puzzle from the 1978 Terry Nation Dalek Annual can be found here on our Tumblr page.

    (00:18:51) Images of the brand new Doctor Who Lego combination set can be found here on our Tumblr page.

    (00:20:12) Images of the Supermarionation contents of Doc’s Christmas stocking (sans tangerine) can be found here on our Tumblr page.

    (00:25:06) We saw a new take on the original theme music and song of “Stingray” in “Love Honour & Obey” (2000) where Sean Pertwee’s gangster character performs a karaoke version.

    (00:26:01) K9/John Leeson regales the Doctor and Romana with a rendition of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” in this extract from the BBC VT Christmas tape.

    (01:19:15) Steven Moffat has told us that our brains would explode if he named two new writers writing for Series 10 of Doctor Who.

    (01:24:48) This clip is of Matt Smith, Karen Gillen and Arthur Darvill singing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” on Doctor Who Confidential.

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

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 047 - Time And Relative Diner In Space

    11 December 2015 (10:43pm GMT)
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    BlockbusterOnce again, Matt’s hectic work schedule leaves Doc and Hayden alone in the Diddly Dum Whoseum waiting for him to Skype in from his mobile/cellphone while locking up and clocking out at work.

    As Series 9 of Doctor Who reaches its finale, The Four Faces of Delusion review “Heaven Sent” and “Hell Bent”.

    Along the way, we explore Frank Herbert’s new Spiceworm/Krynoid crossover novel “The Seeds of Dune”. How Doc manipulates his Kindle font size on the London Underground to snub his fellow passengers. And how Matt had a whole world of adventures in a school cupboard.

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:00:00) Tom Baker starred as Puddleglum the Marshwiggle in the “The Silver Chair”, part of the BBC’s adaptation of C.S. Lewis’s Narnia Chronicles, aired between 1988 and 1990.

    (00:01:20) A picture of the second hand books bought by Hayden during his trip to darkest Essex can be found here on the December 2015 page of our Tumblr page.

    (00:06:27) Peter Capaldi found director Peter Jackson polishing his awards when he dropped in on him with a Steven Moffat contract.

    (00:28:35) The sublime Peter Capaldi drops in (in character) on 14 year old Danny in hospital.

    (00:48:00) Alice visits Narnia in this Christmas special episode of “Vicar of Dibley“.

    (00:48:45) Tom Baker starred as Puddleglum the Marshwiggle in the “The Silver Chair”, part of the BBC’s adaptation of C.S. Lewis’s Narnia Chronicles, aired between 1988 and 1990.

    (01:48:04) “Knightmare” is a British television adventure game show for children, loosely based on Dungeons and Dragons, and was broadcast on CITV from 1987 to 1994.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 047 - Time And Relative Diners In Space

    11 December 2015 (10:43pm GMT)
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    BlockbusterOnce again, Matt’s hectic work schedule leaves Doc and Hayden alone in the Diddly Dum Whoseum waiting for him to Skype in from his mobile/cellphone while locking up and clocking out at work.

    As Series 9 of Doctor Who reaches its finale, The Four Faces of Delusion review “Heaven Sent” and “Hell Bent”.

    Along the way, Hayden explores Frank Herbert’s new Spiceworm/Krynoid crossover novel “The Seeds of Dune”. How Doc manipulates his Kindle font size on the London Underground to snub his fellow passengers. And how Matt had a whole world of adventures in a school cupboard.

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:00:00) Tom Baker starred as Puddleglum the Marshwiggle in the “The Silver Chair”, part of the BBC’s adaptation of C.S. Lewis’s Narnia Chronicles, aired between 1988 and 1990.

    (00:01:20) A picture of the second hand books bought by Hayden during his trip to darkest Essex can be found here on the December 2015 page of our Tumblr page.

    (00:06:27) Peter Capaldi found director Peter Jackson polishing his awards when he dropped in on him with a Steven Moffat contract.

    (00:28:35) The sublime Peter Capaldi drops in (in character) on 14 year old Danny in hospital.

    (00:48:00) Alice visits Narnia in this Christmas special episode of “Vicar of Dibley“.

    (00:48:45) Tom Baker starred as Puddleglum the Marshwiggle in the “The Silver Chair”, part of the BBC’s adaptation of C.S. Lewis’s Narnia Chronicles, aired between 1988 and 1990.

    (01:48:04) “Knightmare” is a British television adventure game show for children, loosely based on Dungeons and Dragons, and was broadcast on CITV from 1987 to 1994.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 046 - Snug No More

    26 November 2015 (7:56pm GMT)
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    Battle FinalThe white heat of technology is called upon to save the day this week as, while Doc and Hayden sit warm in The Whoseum, poor Matt still hasn’t got away from work. So during their review of the Doctor Who episodes “Sleep No More” and “Face the Raven”, one third of the Four Faces of Delusion contributes via his phone while dashing around the former Coronation Street set putting out the lights and locking the doors, and then from the top deck of the Number 192 bus during a hair-raising journey along the A6.

    Along the way, we hear how Matt avoided a Judy Finnegan moment during his own Oscars moment, we cover the BBC’s 1970s child-scarer “The Changes” and its relevance even today for bringing communities together, we bemoan Doctor Who’s habit of giving us rubbish soldiers and we debate the correct plural of hiatus.

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:02:05) Matt’s trophy from the Greater Manchester Tourism Awards.

    (00:03:40) When Matt went up to collect his trophy, he had his Oscars moment but thankfully not a Judy Finnegan moment.

    (00:23:28) Ena Sharples, Minnie Caldwell and Martha Longhurst in The Snug at Coronation Street’s Rovers Return.

    (00:39:40) Share the Daily Mail’s moral outrage at Clara’s death.

    (01:24:55) Only follow this link to the cover of Doctor Who Magazine #493 if you don’t want to see any potential spoilers.

    (01:30:10) Doc wrote this piece on his blog several years ago, pointing out all the times that a new companion has been introduced as “feisty”.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 046 - Snug No More

    26 November 2015 (7:56pm GMT)
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    Battle FinalThe white heat of technology is called upon to save the day this week as, while Doc and Hayden sit warm in The Whoseum, poor Matt still hasn’t got away from work. So during their review of the Doctor Who episodes “Sleep No More” and “Face the Raven”, one third of the Four Faces of Delusion contributes via his phone while dashing around the former Coronation Street set putting out the lights and locking the doors, and then from the top deck of the Number 192 bus during a hair-raising journey along the A6.

    Along the way, we hear how Matt avoided a Judy Finnegan moment during his own Oscars moment, we cover the BBC’s 1970s child-scarer “The Changes” and its relevance even today for bringing communities together, we bemoan Doctor Who’s habit of giving us rubbish soldiers and we debate the correct plural of hiatus.

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:02:05) Matt’s trophy from the Greater Manchester Tourism Awards.

    (00:03:40) When Matt went up to collect his trophy, he had his Oscars moment but thankfully not a Judy Finnegan moment.

    (00:23:28) Ena Sharples, Minnie Caldwell and Martha Longhurst in The Snug at Coronation Street’s Rovers Return.

    (00:39:40) Share the Daily Mail’s moral outrage at Clara’s death.

    (01:24:55) Only follow this link to the cover of Doctor Who Magazine #493 if you don’t want to see any potential spoilers.

    (01:30:10) Doc wrote this piece on his blog several years ago, pointing out all the times that a new companion has been introduced as “feisty”.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 045 - Sandmining Popcorn

    14 November 2015 (12:52pm GMT)
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    hidden libkThis week, Matt has been caught in a time bubble while punting on the Irwell. What does the future hold for Hayden, alone in the Whoseum with only Pampisford Aylesbury (Doc’s Zygon double) and a wonky Time Space Visualiser for company?

    The surviving members of the Four Faces of Delusion nevertheless review the “Invasion of the Zygons” / “Inversion of the Zygons” two-parter.

    Along the way, we discover how the “Robots of Death” is a trenchant allegory of people eating popcorn in cinemas, how Hayden in his youth used to fiddle the BBC’s ratings for Doctor Who and how the Brigadier is a more caring man in the TARGET novelisations than in the TV episodes.

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:03:12) Steven Moffat’s “I’ve seen the business plan” interview with Variety.

    (00:13:05) Peter Capaldi’s “scheduling pawn” interview.

    (00:29:53) “Charley Says” was a series of short cartoon public information films for children, produced by the British government’s Central Office of Information and broadcast in the United Kingdom in the 1970s and 1980.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 045 - Sandmining Popcorn

    14 November 2015 (12:52pm GMT)
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    hidden libkThis week, Matt has been caught in a time bubble while punting on the Irwell. What does the future hold for Hayden, alone in the Whoseum with only Pampisford Aylesbury (Doc’s Zygon double) and a wonky Time Space Visualiser for company?

    The remaining members of the Four Faces of Delusion nevertheless review the “Invasion of the Zygons” / “Inversion of the Zygons” two-parter.

    Along the way, we discover how the “Robots of Death” is a trenchant allegory of people eating popcorn in cinemas, how Hayden in his youth used to fiddle the BBC’s ratings for Doctor Who and how the Brigadier is a more caring man in the TARGET novelisations than in the TV episodes.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/ddpc045-sandmining-popcorn.mp3

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:03:12) Steven Moffat’s “I’ve seen the business plan” interview with Variety.

    (00:13:05) Peter Capaldi’s “scheduling pawn” interview.

    (00:29:53) “Charley Says” was a series of short cartoon public information films for children, produced by the British government’s Central Office of Information and broadcast in the United Kingdom in the 1970s and 1980.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 044 - Madam I'm Odin

    30 October 2015 (11:50pm GMT)
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    The Human Palindrome, Mark Cockram of the Blue Box Podcast, joins the Four Faces of Delusion to make a podcasting quartet. This week, we shake the Doctor Who world to its foundations as we compile a dossier of disloyal quotes from fans of the show pushing for a completely different approach to the show. Gasp as Russell T Davies attacks epic series arcs. Recoil as Steven Moffat demands an end to Gallifreyan back-story.

    Along the way, we cover scandals so shocking that they have to be censored from the podcast. Matt tells of his disappointment at not meeting Mark Strickson despite having dressed as Vorshak from “Warriors of the Deep” specially for him, but a chance meeting with an old friend cheers him up.

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:00:00) This week’s guest is Mark Cockram of the Blue Box Podcast.

    (00:12:50) Our dossier of disloyal fan comments was filed among the Doctor Who Magazine back catalogue, specifically issue 279 (June 1999). Images can be found on the October page of our Tumblr site.

    (00:56:45) What would Captain Picard look like with hair?

    (00:37:35) Jon Pertwee appeared on BBC’s “Noel’s House Party” on 19 March 1994 after having received his “Gotcha” (just think elaborate Candid Camera-esque practical joke).

    (00:57:35) Here’s the Monty Python “Dennis Moore” sketch (a.k.a the Lupins sketch) which had completely slipped Doc’s mind.

    (01:08:50) Lenny the Lion was a ventriloquist puppet which used to appear on British television. You can see why the Doctor uses him as a term of abuse.

    Peter Capaldi makes to throw his birthday cake in Maisie Williams’s face.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 044 - Madam I'm Odin

    30 October 2015 (11:50pm GMT)
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    The Human Palindrome, Mark Cockram of the Blue Box Podcast, joins the Four Faces of Delusion to make a podcasting quartet. This week, we shake the Doctor Who world to its foundations as we compile a dossier of disloyal quotes from fans of the show pushing for for changes at the top. Gasp as Russell T Davies attacks epic series arcs. Recoil as Steven Moffat demands an end to Gallifreyan back-story. No more preview tapes for those two.

    Along the way, we cover scandals so shocking that they have to be censored from the podcast. Matt tells of his disappointment at not meeting Mark Strickson despite having dressed as Vorshak from “Warriors of the Deep” specially for him, but a chance meeting with an old friend cheers him up. We help Jon Pertwee to redeem an old Saturday evening favourite (though no-one will admit it). And the flower of the week is the Lupin.

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:00:00) This week’s guest is Mark Cockram of the Blue Box Podcast.

    (00:12:50) Our dossier of disloyal fan comments was filed among the Doctor Who Magazine back catalogue, specifically issue 279 (June 1999). Images can be found on the October page of our Tumblr site.

    (00:56:45) What would Captain Picard look like with hair?

    (00:37:35) Jon Pertwee appeared on BBC’s “Noel’s House Party” on 19 March 1994 after having received his “Gotcha” (just think elaborate Candid Camera-esque practical joke).

    (00:57:35) Here’s the Monty Python “Dennis Moore” sketch (a.k.a the Lupins sketch) which had completely slipped Doc’s mind.

    (01:08:50) Lenny the Lion was a ventriloquist puppet which used to appear on British television. You can see why the Doctor uses him as a term of abuse.

    Peter Capaldi makes to throw his birthday cake in Maisie Williams’s face.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 043 - If Walls Could Talk

    16 October 2015 (1:31am GMT)
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    Hayden returns from his trip to New York just in time to watch both “Under the Lake” and “Before the Flood” for this week’s review show. Meanwhile, Matt employs the wonders of Skype to join us from Gareth Kavanagh’s aviary where he’s been birdsitting.

    Along the way, the BBC splits the Four Faces of Delusion from One Nation into a North-South divide as we furiously debate the correct pronunciation of “Class” before going on to analyse the obvious similarities between the proposed spin-off and Sister Act. Hayden finally receives his Peter Capaldi figure and finds it a little tall. We explain the significance of Hilda’s Ogden living room in the design of the underwater base and the centrality of the astronomy of “Porridge” to the Doctor Who universe. Hayden and Matt listen in horror to tales of Doc’s A Level English Literature course.

    And we even manage to find time to celebrate the clunkiest and most banal sentence in the history of Doctor Who.

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:01:25) Photos of Hayden’s New York trip can be found on our October Tumbler page here.

    (00:06:27) Matt attended “An Afternoon with Philip Hinchcliffe” at the Fab Cafe in Manchester on 4th October 2015.

    (00:06:55) Philip Hinchcliffe brought along with him the original Action Man used for the Miniature Time Lord in “The Deadly Assassin” and the prototype Tom Baker scarf, pictures of which can be seen on our October Tumbler page here (courtesy of @FrivolousMonsta).

    (00:21:55) Hayden’s finally completed line-up of Doctor figures can be seen on our October Tumbler page here.

    (00:52:25) When it came to the Sword of Orion, perhaps the writers of this story could have benefited from a lesson in astonomy from “A Test of Character”, episode 5 of season 3 of “Porridge”. The two astronomy scenes and the “Balls, Mr Mackay” scene begin at 8 mins into this Youtube clip of the episode.

    (00:01:54) “The Tide is High” by Blondie.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 043 - If Walls Could Talk

    16 October 2015 (1:31am GMT)
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    07

    Hayden returns from his trip to New York just in time to watch both “Under the Lake” and “Before the Flood” for this week’s review show. Meanwhile, Matt employs the wonders of Skype to join us from Gareth Kavanagh’s aviary where he’s been birdsitting.

    Along the way, the BBC splits the Four Faces of Delusion from One Nation into a North-South divide as we furiously debate the correct pronunciation of “Class” before going on to analyse the obvious similarities between the proposed spin-off and Sister Act. Hayden finally receives his Peter Capaldi figure and finds it a little tall. We explain the significance of Hilda’s Ogden living room in the design of the underwater base and the centrality of the astronomy of “Porridge” to the Doctor Who universe. Hayden and Matt listen in horror to tales of Doc’s A Level English Literature course.

    And we even manage to find time to celebrate the clunkiest and most banal sentence in the history of Doctor Who.

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:01:25) Photos of Hayden’s New York trip can be found on our October Tumbler page here.

    (00:06:27) Matt attended “An Afternoon with Philip Hinchcliffe” at the Fab Cafe in Manchester on 4th October 2015.

    (00:06:55) Philip Hinchcliffe brought along with him the original Action Man used for the Miniature Time Lord in “The Deadly Assassin” and the prototype Tom Baker scarf, pictures of which can be seen on our October Tumbler page here (courtesy of @FrivolousMonsta).

    (00:21:55) Hayden’s finally completed line-up of Doctor figures can be seen on our October Tumbler page here.

    (00:52:25) When it came to the Sword of Orion, perhaps the writers of this story could have benefited from a lesson in astonomy from “A Test of Character”, episode 5 of season 3 of “Porridge”. The two astronomy scenes and the “Balls, Mr Mackay” scene begin at 8 mins into this Youtube clip of the episode.

    (00:01:54) “The Tide is High” by Blondie.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 042 - Apprentice 2 (A Pilot)

    1 October 2015 (12:52am GMT)
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    The Four Faces of Delusion bring you the first of their fortnightly double reviews of the new stories from Series 9 of Doctor Who. This week we cover The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar.

    Along the way, Hayden visits The Blind Beggar and finds it much more salubrious now that the Kray Twins have left before popping into the British Film Institute for a wee and finding a famous face at the urinal, Matt receives help from an even more famous face on the London Underground, Doc finds the missing piece to his Christmas Invasion jigsaw, we draw comparisons between Davros and Vernon Kay which are not complimentary to the latter and Matt reveals all about The War Bungle.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/ddpc042-apprentice-2-a-pilot1.mp3

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    SHOWNOTES

    THE SHOWNOTES WILL APPEAR IN 48 HOURS WHEN DOC GETS BACK FROM A WORK OVERNIGHTER.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 042 - Apprentice 2 (A Pilot)

    1 October 2015 (12:52am GMT)
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    The Four Faces of Delusion bring you the first of their fortnightly double reviews of the new stories from Series 9 of Doctor Who. This week we cover The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar.

    Along the way, Hayden visits The Blind Beggar and finds it much more salubrious now that the Kray Twins have left before popping into the British Film Institute for a wee and finding a famous face at the urinal, Matt receives help from an even more famous face on the London Underground, Doc finds the missing piece to his Christmas Invasion jigsaw, we draw comparisons between Davros and Vernon Kay which are not complimentary to the latter and Matt reveals all about The War Bungle.

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:03:10) “The Blind Beggar” is a pub on Whitechapel Road, Whitechapel in London. The pub is known for Ronnie Kray’s murder of George Cornell. The Kray Twins were, as any Cockney will reassure you, famous for loving their mother, if not Jack “the Hat” Mcvitie.

    (00:09:20) Chris Morris is an English comedian, writer, director, actor, voice actor, and producer. In the early 1990s, Morris teamed up with his radio producer, Armando Iannucci, to create On The Hour, a satire of news programmes. This was expanded into a television spin off, The Day Today, which launched the career of Steve Coogan, and has since been hailed as one of the most important satirical shows of the 1990s. Morris further developed the satirical news format with Brass Eye, which lampooned celebrities whilst focusing on themes such as crime and drugs. For many, the apotheosis of Morris’s career was a Brass Eye special, which dealt with the moral panic surrounding paedophilia. It quickly became one of the most complained about programmes in British television history, leading the Daily Mail to describe him as “the most loathed man on TV”.

    (00:12:40) Philip Morris on finding then losing “Web of Fear” episode 3.

    (00:53:08) “Bugs” is a British television drama series which ran for four series from April 1995 to August 1999

    (01:05:30) The Doctor and Clara crossing the Abbey Road zebra crossing …ooops sorry that was someone else doing what a million people have done before – here’s the actual photo.

    (01:28:40) “Rainbow is a British children’s television series which ran from 1972 to 1992. The first Rainbow presenter and the War Bungle. The show’s first presenter was David Cook. It starred voice of the Daleks Roy Skelton as characters George and Zippy. The first actor to play the role of Bungle Bear was voice of K9 John Leeson. This incarnation of Bungle was so scary that generations of children have tried to wipe it from their memories which is why it has become known as The War Bungle.

    (01:31:30) Behind the scenes videos on the creation of Series 9 of Doctor Who.

    (02:21:02) Katy Manning appears on Phonic FM.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 041 - Hayden's Comedy Hour

    17 September 2015 (9:00pm GMT)
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    comedy 4UntitledIt’s been a sad week for the Four Faces of Delusion and so, in place of a standard podcast, to give us a much needed smile, we present the pilot of a little project which Hayden had had bubbling away on the back burner of late. The plan is for us and our guests to step outside the world of Doctor Who and share what tickles our funny bones.

    This is an opportunity for all those of Hayden and Matt’s generation to have a good giggle and for all those of Doc’s generation to spit out their Ovaltine in despair over their slippers and shake their heads sadly at what young people are laughing at in this day and age.

    We therefore present Hayden’s Comedy Hour.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/ddpc041-haydens-comedy-hour.mp3

    MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC041 – Hayden’s Comedy Hour

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:02:25) A Bit of Fry and Laurie – Hardware Shop. “A Bit of Fry & Laurie” is a British sketch comedy television series written by and starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, broadcast between 1989 and 1995.

    (00:05:05) That Mitchell and Webb Look – “Medical Emergency”. “That Mitchell and Webb Look” is a British television sketch show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb shown on BBC Two since 2006.

    (00:07:45) The Two Ronnies – News at Ton. “The Two Ronnies” is a BBC television comedy sketch show created by Bill Cotton for the BBC, which aired on BBC1 from 1971 to 1987. It featured the double act of Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett, the two Ronnies of the title.

    (00:11:55) Bottom – Chess. “Bottom” is a British sitcom television series that originally aired on BBC2 between 1991 and 1995. It was written by and starred comic duo Ade Edmondson and Rik Mayall as Eddie and Richie, two flatmates who live on the dole in London.

    (00:17:45) Flight of the Conchords – Business Time. “Flight of the Conchords” is a New Zealand-based comedy band composed of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement.

    (00:22:05) Whose Line is it Anyway – Indiana Jones and the Lone Ranger. “Whose Line is it Anyway” is an improvisational comedy show, which was originally hosted by Drew Carey on ABC and ABC Family and ran from August 5, 1998 to December 15, 2007.

    (00:27:00) Vicar of Dibley – Wise Men Audition (from the episode “Winter”). “Vicar of Dibley” was a BBC television sitcom created by Richard Curtis and written for actress Dawn French which aired from 1994 to 2007.

    (00:30:20) Harry Enfield’s Television Programme – Wayne and Waynetta. “Harry Enfield’s Television Programme” (also called “Harry Enfield and Chums”) was a British sketch show starring Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse.

    (00:34:10) Red Dwarf – Winnie the Pooh. “Red Dwarf” is a British comedy which primarily comprises ten series (the ninth being a mini-series) of a television science fiction sitcom that aired on BBC Two between 1988 and 1993 and from 1997 to 1999, and on Dave in 2009 and 2012, gaining a cult following.

    (00:37:18) The Goon Show – The Case of the Missing Heir. “The Goon Show” is a British radio comedy programme, originally produced and broadcast by the BBC Home Service from 1951 to 1960, with occasional repeats on the BBC Light Programme. The show’s chief creator and main writer was Spike Milligan and it starred Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe (with Michael Bentine in earlier series).

    (00:40:45) Not Only…But Also – A Bit of a Chat. “Not Only…But Also” was a popular 1960s BBC British television series starring Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.

    (00:47:00) Adam and Joe – Points of View. “Adam and Joe” is a Sony Award winning radio show on BBC Radio 6 Music presented by Adam and Joe; comedians Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish. The show began in October 2007 and runs for three hours in a Saturday morning slot, originally from 9:00am to 12:00pm before moving to 10:00am to 1:00pm. After a hiatus from 26 December 2009, the series returned for three months on 2 April 2011[3] on BBC Radio 6 Music.

    (00:52:36) Not the Nine O Clock News – I Like Trucking. “Not the Nine O Clock News” is a television comedy sketch show which was broadcast on BBC2 from 1979 to 1982. The show featured Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Stephenson, Mel Smith, and Griff Rhys Jones.

    (00:55:20) The Laughing Policeman – Charles Penrose. The laughter at the end of the podcast is taken from the end of “The Laughing Policeman” which is a music hall song by Charles Jolly, the pseudonym of Charles Penrose.

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




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 041 - Hayden's Comedy Hour

    17 September 2015 (9:00pm GMT)
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    comedy 4UntitledIt’s been a sad week for the Four Faces of Delusion and so, in place of a standard podcast, to give us a much needed smile, we present the pilot of a little project which Hayden has had bubbling away on the back burner of late. The plan is for us and our guests to step outside the world of Doctor Who and share what tickles our funny bones.

    This is an opportunity for all those of Hayden and Matt’s generation to have a good giggle and for all those of Doc’s generation to spit out their Ovaltine in despair over their slippers and shake their heads sadly at what young people are laughing at in this day and age.

    We therefore present Hayden’s Comedy Hour.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/ddpc041-haydens-comedy-hour.mp3

    MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC041 – Hayden’s Comedy Hour

    Listen/download on iTunes

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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.

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    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

    SHOWNOTES

    (00:02:25) A Bit of Fry and Laurie – Hardware Shop. “A Bit of Fry & Laurie” is a British sketch comedy television series written by and starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, broadcast between 1989 and 1995.

    (00:05:05) That Mitchell and Webb Look – “Medical Emergency”. “That Mitchell and Webb Look” is a British television sketch show starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb shown on BBC Two since 2006.

    (00:07:45) The Two Ronnies – News at Ton. “The Two Ronnies” is a BBC television comedy sketch show created by Bill Cotton for the BBC, which aired on BBC1 from 1971 to 1987. It featured the double act of Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett, the two Ronnies of the title.

    (00:11:55) Bottom – Chess. “Bottom” is a British sitcom television series that originally aired on BBC2 between 1991 and 1995. It was written by and starred comic duo Ade Edmondson and Rik Mayall as Eddie and Richie, two flatmates who live on the dole in London.

    (00:17:45) Flight of the Conchords – Business Time. “Flight of the Conchords” is a New Zealand-based comedy band composed of Bret McKenzie and Jemaine Clement.

    (00:22:05) Whose Line is it Anyway – Indiana Jones and the Lone Ranger. “Whose Line is it Anyway” is an improvisational comedy show, which was originally hosted by Drew Carey on ABC and ABC Family and ran from August 5, 1998 to December 15, 2007.

    (00:27:00) Vicar of Dibley – Wise Men Audition (from the episode “Winter”). “Vicar of Dibley” was a BBC television sitcom created by Richard Curtis and written for actress Dawn French which aired from 1994 to 2007.

    (00:30:20) Harry Enfield’s Television Programme – Wayne and Waynetta. “Harry Enfield’s Television Programme” (also called “Harry Enfield and Chums”) was a British sketch show starring Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse.

    (00:34:10) Red Dwarf – Winnie the Pooh. “Red Dwarf” is a British comedy which primarily comprises ten series (the ninth being a mini-series) of a television science fiction sitcom that aired on BBC Two between 1988 and 1993 and from 1997 to 1999, and on Dave in 2009 and 2012, gaining a cult following.

    (00:37:18) The Goon Show – The Case of the Missing Heir. “The Goon Show” is a British radio comedy programme, originally produced and broadcast by the BBC Home Service from 1951 to 1960, with occasional repeats on the BBC Light Programme. The show’s chief creator and main writer was Spike Milligan and it starred Peter Sellers and Harry Secombe (with Michael Bentine in earlier series).

    (00:40:45) Not Only…But Also – A Bit of a Chat. “Not Only…But Also” was a popular 1960s BBC British television series starring Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.

    (00:47:00) Adam and Joe – Points of View. “Adam and Joe” is a Sony Award winning radio show on BBC Radio 6 Music presented by Adam and Joe; comedians Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish. The show began in October 2007 and runs for three hours in a Saturday morning slot, originally from 9:00am to 12:00pm before moving to 10:00am to 1:00pm. After a hiatus from 26 December 2009, the series returned for three months on 2 April 2011[3] on BBC Radio 6 Music.

    (00:52:36) Not the Nine O Clock News – I Like Trucking. “Not the Nine O Clock News” is a television comedy sketch show which was broadcast on BBC2 from 1979 to 1982. The show featured Rowan Atkinson, Pamela Stephenson, Mel Smith, and Griff Rhys Jones.

    (00:55:20) The Laughing Policeman – Charles Penrose. The laughter at the end of the podcast is taken from the end of “The Laughing Policeman” which is a music hall song by Charles Jolly, the pseudonym of Charles Penrose.

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




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 040 - Kevin Davies

    3 September 2015 (7:07pm GMT)
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    This week we turn over the microphone to Hayden for a whacking big interview with Kevin (for it is he) Davies, the director and producer of “30 Years in the TARDIS”, Doctor Who’s 30th anniversary special, and “More Than…30 Years in the TARDIS”, its expanded VHS release. Kevin has also worked on features covering the “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, “Blake’s 7”, the Dalekmania movies and lots more.

    Join us for a roller coaster ride along the making of the anniversary special which is burned into the memories of a generation. Hear how an everyday piece of 1970s technology weighing no more than a mere house brick won a 17 year old Kevin an introduction to Douglas Adams and led to him working alongside our Hitchhiking heroes.

    Gasp along with Ian Levine as Kevin unveils to the fan they can’t ban the missing 6 seconds clip from Power of the Daleks which he found. Howl with impotent rage as Kevin reveals that he keeps hidden in a secret Wigan warehouse every can of RAF Open Day film which features one of the Doctors, carefully guarding them from all eyes, waiting for what he calls “the right price” (it’s a Hitchhiker’s line, folks). Hold your breath along with us as we wait to hear if Kevin manages to effect an accidental reunion between Jennie Linden, Roberta Tovey and the man who brought dedication (it’s a Record Breakers line, folks) to the nation, the man who made the Television Centre fountain immortal, Roy Castle.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/ddpc040-kevin-davies.mp3

    Direct MP3 Download Link = DDPC040 – Kevin Davies

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    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

    SHOWNOTES

    In truth Kevin’s middle name is Jon, not “For it is He”. Kevin is of course the TV director behind “30 Years in the TARDIS” and “More Than…30 Years in the TARDIS.” But his involvement in top British cult sci-fi doesn’t stop there. He has also directed documentaries on “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” and the Dalekmania movies. Kevin has made videos in which Douglas Adams explains how the animated computer graphics on the Hitchhiker’s TV series worked.

    (00:31:30) Tom Baker and Frank Bough in conversation.

    (00:43:30) Craig Ferguson in his earlier incarnation as Bing Hitler.

    (01:14:25) In September 1965, First Doctor William Hartnell visited RAF Finningley in Yorkshire as part of the Battle of Britain Open Day.

    (01:21:00) The surviving Dalek clips from “Power of the Daleks”.

    (01:26:00) At the age of 17, by virtue of being the only member of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society with a decent cassette recorder, Kevin met Douglas Adams.

    (01:32:50) To Doctor Who fans, Roy Castle is probably best known as the actor who played Ian in the 1965 Peter Cuushing film “Doctor Who and the Daleks“. But to those of Kevin’s and Doc’s generation (cue sound effect of zimmer frames), Roy was a titan of BBC entertainment, especially children’s entertainment. He hosted “Record Breakers” for over 20 years, a show whose most memorable moment for a whole generation was the breaking of the world record for the largest tap dance which took place around the fountain at the heart of BBC Television Centre.

    (01:37:35) Footage of the 30th anniversary press event of the Daleks on Westminster Bridge can be found on Kevin’s Youtube channel which is a mine of clips on Doctor Who, Hitchhiker, etc.

    (01:54:05) A scene from the 1974 stage play "Doctor Who and the Daleks in the Seven Keys to Doomsday". The tall, white-swathed figure in the centre is the Master of Karn and is being played by Simon Jones, later to achieve fame as Arthur Dent in "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy". This play is discussed at length along with the other Doctor Who stage plays in Diddly Dum Podcast 035 (Stage Fright).

    (02:00:30) A behind the scenes (or between the scenes) clip from another feature directed by Kevin for the Sci-Fi Channel caught Ray Harryhausen at the end of his interview meeting Gerry Andersen who was arriving for the next interview.

    (02:01:00) “My Hero Got Me Started” is a clip directed by Kevin for the Sci-Fi Channel in 1995 in which 3 generations of movie makers (including Ray Harryhausen, Steve Norrington and Rick Baker) tell how they got their big breaks by meeting their heroes.

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




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 040 - Kevin Davies

    3 September 2015 (7:07pm GMT)
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    This week we turn over the microphone to Hayden for a whacking big interview with Kevin (for it is he) Davies, the director and producer of “30 Years in the TARDIS”, Doctor Who’s 30th anniversary special, and “More Than…30 Years in the TARDIS”, its expanded VHS release. Kevin has also worked on features covering the “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”, “Blake’s 7”, the Dalekmania movies and lots more.

    Join us for a roller coaster ride along the making of the anniversary special which is burned into the memories of a generation. Hear how an everyday piece of 1970s technology weighing no more than a mere house brick won a 17 year old Kevin an introduction to Douglas Adams and led to him working alongside our Hitchhiking heroes.

    Gasp along with Ian Levine as Kevin unveils to the fan they can’t ban the missing 6 seconds clip from Power of the Daleks which he found. Howl with impotent rage as Kevin reveals that he keeps hidden in a secret Wigan warehouse every can of RAF Open Day film which features one of the Doctors, carefully guarding them from all eyes, waiting for what he calls “the right price” (it’s a Hitchhiker’s line, folks). Hold your breath along with us as we wait to hear if Kevin manages to effect an accidental reunion between Jennie Linden, Roberta Tovey and the man who brought dedication (it’s a Record Breakers line, folks) to the nation, the man who made the Television Centre fountain immortal, Roy Castle.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/ddpc040-kevin-davies.mp3

    Direct MP3 Download Link = DDPC040 – Kevin Davies

    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

    In truth Kevin’s middle name is Jon, not “For it is He”. Kevin is of course the TV director behind “30 Years in the TARDIS” and “More Than…30 Years in the TARDIS.” But his involvement in top British cult sci-fi doesn’t stop there. He has also directed documentaries on “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” and the Dalekmania movies. Kevin has made videos in which Douglas Adams explains how the animated computer graphics on the Hitchhiker’s TV series worked.

    (00:31:30) Tom Baker and Frank Bough in conversation.

    (00:43:30) Craig Ferguson in his earlier incarnation as Bing Hitler.

    (01:14:25) In September 1965, First Doctor William Hartnell visited RAF Finningley in Yorkshire as part of the Battle of Britain Open Day.

    (01:21:00) The surviving Dalek clips from “Power of the Daleks”.

    (01:26:00) At the age of 17, by virtue of being the only member of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society with a decent cassette recorder, Kevin met Douglas Adams.

    (01:32:50) To Doctor Who fans, Roy Castle is probably best known as the actor who played Ian in the 1965 Peter Cuushing film “Doctor Who and the Daleks“. But to those of Kevin’s and Doc’s generation (cue sound effect of zimmer frames), Roy was a titan of BBC entertainment, especially children’s entertainment. He hosted “Record Breakers” for over 20 years, a show whose most memorable moment for a whole generation was the breaking of the world record for the largest tap dance which took place around the fountain at the heart of BBC Television Centre.

    (01:37:35) Footage of the 30th anniversary press event of the Daleks on Westminster Bridge can be found on Kevin’s Youtube channel which is a mine of clips on Doctor Who, Hitchhiker, etc.

    (01:54:05) A scene from the 1974 stage play "Doctor Who and the Daleks in the Seven Keys to Doomsday". The tall, white-swathed figure in the centre is the Master of Karn and is being played by Simon Jones, later to achieve fame as Arthur Dent in "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy". This play is discussed at length along with the other Doctor Who stage plays in Diddly Dum Podcast 035 (Stage Fright).

    (02:00:30) A behind the scenes (or between the scenes) clip from another feature directed by Kevin for the Sci-Fi Channel caught Ray Harryhausen at the end of his interview meeting Gerry Andersen who was arriving for the next interview.

    (02:01:00) “My Hero Got Me Started” is a clip directed by Kevin for the Sci-Fi Channel in 1995 in which 3 generations of movie makers (including Ray Harryhausen, Steve Norrington and Rick Baker) tell how they got their big breaks by meeting their heroes.

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




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 039 - Three Angry Men

    21 August 2015 (8:11pm GMT)
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    There is a grumpiness in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads on to podcasting.

    It had to happen one day. By sheer coincidence, life and work had been rough on all three members of the Four Faces of Delusion this week, brewing a cocktail which brought together Doc, Hayden and Matt in equally grumpy moods to record this podcast.

    We start with Matt’s report on his recent visit to the “Day of the Doctors 2” event where he actually got offered a jelly baby by the great man himself, witnessed Sylvester McCoy getting his mojo back, heard a story which forever trumps Matthew Waterhouse’s anecdote of finding out that he’d been written out, and Matt splashes the cash in the dealers’ room. Then Doc tells of the parcel of goodies he received which left him thoroughly mystified for a good five minutes and Hayden whores himself out on eBay to part-fund a trip to the USA.

    We look at the rumours of an incomplete season in 2016 and reveal the identity of the actress destined to play the Thirteenth Doctor.

    In the second half of the show, we give full rein to our grumpiness by building on last time’s “Guilty Treasures” – but this time it’s Guilty Hates. Luckily, the grumpiness of each podcaster’s choice provokes passionate defences by the other two. You haven’t heard this much passion on Diddly Dum since the week Doc did his 20 minute rant about fan forums.

    Along the way, we preview the future Big Finish collections – “The Duggan Chronicles” and “The Neeva Chronicles”.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/ddpc039-three-angry-men.mp3

    Direct MP3 Download Link = DDPC039 Three Angry Men

    Listen/download on iTunes

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    THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

    SHOWNOTES

    “Day of the Doctors 2” was a fan event hosted by Tenth Planet Events at the Copthorne Hotel, Windsor on 8 August 2015.

    Hayden sells some of his autographs on eBay.

    “Changing the Face of Doctor Who” collection by Colin Brockhurst.

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




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 039 - Three Angry Men

    21 August 2015 (8:11pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    There is a grumpiness in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads on to podcasting.

    It had to happen one day. By sheer coincidence, life and work had been rough on all three members of the Four Faces of Delusion this week, brewing a cocktail which brought together Doc, Hayden and Matt in equally grumpy moods to record this podcast.

    We start with Matt’s report on his recent visit to the “Day of the Doctors 2” event where he actually got offered a jelly baby by the great man himself, witnessed Sylvester McCoy getting his mojo back, heard a story which forever trumps Matthew Waterhouse’s anecdote of finding out that he’d been written out, and Matt splashes the cash in the dealers’ room. Then Doc tells of the parcel of goodies he received which left him thoroughly mystified for a good five minutes and Hayden whores himself out on eBay to part-fund a trip to the USA.

    We look at the rumours of an incomplete season in 2016 and reveal the identity of the actress destined to play the Thirteenth Doctor.

    In the second half of the show, we give full rein to our grumpiness by building on last time’s “Guilty Treasures” – but this time it’s Guilty Hates. Luckily, the grumpiness of each podcaster’s choice provokes passionate defences by the other two. You haven’t heard this much passion on Diddly Dum since the week Doc did his 20 minute rant about fan forums.

    Along the way, we preview the future Big Finish collections – “The Duggan Chronicles” and “The Neeva Chronicles”.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/ddpc039-three-angry-men.mp3

    Direct MP3 Download Link = DDPC039 Three Angry Men

    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

    “Day of the Doctors 2” was a fan event hosted by Tenth Planet Events at the Copthorne Hotel, Windsor on 8 August 2015.

    Hayden sells some of his autographs on eBay.

    “Changing the Face of Doctor Who” collection by Colin Brockhurst.

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




  • 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

    Listen/download on iTunes

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    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 038 - Guilty Treasures

    6 August 2015 (8:36pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    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

    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

    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

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    Stitcher.com

    Find us on Facebook

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    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.

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  • 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

     

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    Find us on Facebook

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    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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    DSC00946

    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.




 
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