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Diddly Dum Podcast

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

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Diddly Dum Podcast Statistics
Episodes:
217
Average Episode Duration:
00:00
Longest Episode Duration:
00:00
Total Duration of all Episodes:
0 minutes and 0 seconds
Earliest Episode:
20 April 2019 (5:52pm GMT)
Latest Episode:
17 April 2019 (2:07pm GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
8 days, 20 hours, 6 minutes and 21 seconds

Diddly Dum Podcast Episodes

  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 111 – Framespotting

    17 April 2019 (2:07pm GMT)
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    We take a look at the new animated release of the Second Doctor story “The Macra Terror” and review the other animated releases over the years. Along the way, Hayden tells how he once disappointed Christopher H Bidmead, Doc’s habit of unconsciously singing in lifts is revealed and Mark uncovers a clandestine star extra in the Macra animation.

     

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    (00:10:08) In his Salad (Nicoise) Days, Hayden took part in a project on Doctor Who Online to write prologues and epilogues to every story. His work on Castrovalva can be found here.

    (00:12:59) The alarmingly catchy “Christopher Bidmead’s Writing” was a song composed and sung by the late lamented “Tachyon TV” podcast. The song can be found about 42 seconds into their “The Album” podcast episode which can be found here.

    (00:31:25) As spotted by our own eagled-eyed Mark, if you take the face of Romana II from the “Shada” animation and add the hair of Polly from the “Power of the Daleks” animation, you get a random bystander in “The Macra Terror” animation.

    (00:40:30) “Mary Mungo & Midge” is a British animated children’s television series produced by the BBC in 1969 and, as such, formed a basic staple of the childhood of Doc’s, Mark’s and Allan’s childhoods. The entire canon can be found on Youtube here.

    (00:41:05) “The Bony King of Nowhere” was a song to be found in an episode of “Bagpuss”.

    (00:52:58) Hayden’s treasured photo of himself and his sister meeting Deborah and Jack Watling in 1999 can be found on our Tumblr page here. The full story is told about 01:36:00 into our Podcast #54 which can be found here.

    (00:54:02) Peter Purves, who played Steven Taylor opposite William Hartnell’s First Doctor, has revealed that he’s part of a project undertaken by The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to recreate the missing episode, Mission to the Unknown.

    (00:58:25) The 1980s Manga anime of the Third Doctor can be found on Youtube here.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 110 – Dalek Day

    1 April 2019 (10:57am GMT)
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    The Five Faces of Delusion (temporarily reduced to Three) welcome Tony Jordan, one of the DWAS head honchos, back to The Whoseum to talk with us about The Capitol IV convention in April.

     

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:00:00) The Doctor Who Appreciation Society’s “Capitol IV” convention will be held at the Arora International Hotel at Gatwick/Crawley over the weekend of 27/28 April 2019. Tickets can be bought on that website.

    (00:12:00) Our interview with Anneke Wills at Capitol³ can be found 20 mins into  our podcast #095 (“Rogues, Vagabonds & Actors”).

    (00:18:35) This “VETOED Elephant” poster of course appeared in the 1994 First Doctor story “Dalek Invasion of Earth” and is a secret sign among the human survivors.

    (00:26:00) This audio clip from our interview with Kevin Davies can be found 1 hr 30 mins into our podcast #040 (“Kevin Davies”).

    (00:33:10) The coin-operated Dalek ride was manufactured by Edwin Hall & Co between 1964 and 1967 and distributed by Edward Saville Amusements. A photo can be found on our Tumblr page here.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 109 – Helen A, Milk Snatcher?

    21 March 2019 (2:02pm GMT)
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    As a sign that the High Council of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society have short memories, they have once again kindly invited the Diddly Dum Podcast to be the official podcast of their Capitol IV convention on 27/28 April this year.

    This week, we take a look at Seventh Doctor story “The Happiness Patrol” from 1988. Along the way, the late Graeme Curry is celebrated at Hayden’s workplace (of all places), Mark agonises over the temptations of a 7-disc vinyl set of Dalek Master Plan and we decide that our favourite flavour of Candyman execution is Splatter Orange.

     

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:01:35) The photo of stacks of S18 box-sets which Hayden refers to can be found on the DWAS Instagram page here.

    (00:17:56) Martin Havell of the Bad Wilf podcast has started a new podcast: “One Foot on the Stool” where, in each episode, he’ll be joined by a different guest to discuss issues of mental health. Martin’s guest on Episode One is our own Hayden.

    (00:24:19)The Doctor Who Appreciation Society’s “Capitol IV” convention will be held at the Arora International Hotel at Gatwick/Crawley over the weekend of 27/28 April 2019.

    (00:26:10) The “Brass Eye” Heavy Electricity sketch can be found here.

    (00:22:00) The Daleks’ Master Plan Exclusive Edition Vinyl LP.

    (00:42:15) “Dead Head” is a four-part crime thriller scripted by Howard Brenton and directed by Rob Walker.

    (00:46:56) “Paranoia” is a dystopian science-fiction tabletop role-playing game originally designed and written by Greg Costikyan, Dan Gelber, and Eric Goldberg, and first published in 1984 by West End Games.

    (00:47:18) “Hard to be a God” is a 1964 science fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky set in the Noon Universe.

    (00:48:36) The “Metropolissy with lightning” cover art which Doc is remembering but wrongly attributing to “Paranoia” is actually this cover art for “Deus Ex Machina”, the video game by Automata from the 1980s discussed in our podcast 007 (at 00:12:00) and our podcast 069 at (00:19:48). That game contained voiceovers by Jon Pertwee himself, the audio files of which can be found on our blog here.

    (01:00:48) Here is the text of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s 2011 Easter sermon where he namechecks “The Happiness Patrol”.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 108 – Traction by HAVOC

    3 March 2019 (3:57pm GMT)
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    listen003This time, we apply the principles of Brexit negotiations to arrive at our top 5 Capaldi era stories…and end up with results that nobody wanted. The we look in detail at the number one story and each pick our favourite Capaldi moments. Along the way, Hayden bumps into Superman on a stag weekend and Mark gets mistaken for Bob Geldof by the guitarist from The Sweet.

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:04:43) Andy Scott is a Welsh musician and songwriter best known for being the lead guitarist and a backing vocalist in the band Sweet.

    (00:08:07) Operation H.A.T.E. a fantasy adventure novella from the pen of Richard Franklin, better known as Captain Yates from Doctor Who.

    (00:28:46) Doc has appeared on Episode 7 of “Desert Island Picks”, a series running on the Strangers in Space podcast which is the successor to the Blue Box Podcast.

    (01:14:40) “Night of the Living Dead” is a 1968 American independent horror film written, directed, photographed and edited by George A. Romero, co-written by John Russo, and starring Duane Jones and Judith O’Dea. The story follows seven people who are trapped in a rural farmhouse in western Pennsylvania, which is besieged by a large and growing group of “living dead” monsters. “Night of the Living Dead” led to five subsequent films between 1978 and 2010, also directed by Romero, and inspired two remakes; the most well-known remake was released in 1990, directed by Tom Savini. The audio clip used here in our podcast is from the 1985 film and can be seen here.

    (01:34:43) The song we finish with is, of course, “Block Buster!”, the 1973 single by The Sweet which spent 5 weeks at the top of the UK singles charts and can be seen being performed on “Top of the Pops” here.



  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 107 - Please Use Other Footpath

    15 January 2019 (9:47am GMT)
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    This week marks the 5th birthday of the Diddly Dum Podcast and we look back at the New Year’s Day special, “Resolution”. Along the way, we play some games left over from Christmas and Mark reveals his moment of 2018.

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:09:02) Photos of some of Mark’s Who-related Christmas presents for Polly can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:15:20) Mark’s moment of 2018 – footage of a hologramatic Liam Neeson punching out Jason Donovan can be found around the 10:45 mark in this video clip (albeit at the Leeds performance rather than the London one).

    (00:45:56) Tony Martin is a farmer from Norfolk, England, who shot a burglar dead in his home in August 1999.

    (00:57:46) “Urotsukodoji: Legend of the Overfiend” is a Japanese erotic horror manga series written and illustrated by Toshio Maeda.

    (01:10:44) Mark’s “paintroller” line refers to this.

    (01:16:54) In 2000AD’s “Judge Dredd”, Smokatoriums are buildings located across Mega-City One which allow citizens to freely smoke tobacco as much as they want (Due to it being a crime to smoke in public), these buildings require guests to wear hazmat suits so as not to choke on all the smoke excreted.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 106 - Writing by Kermittee

    18 December 2018 (6:45pm GMT)
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    The traditions of our Christmas episode have been slightly derailed by the timing of Series 11. But, having looked at “It Takes You Away” and “The Battle of Ranskoor Avenue”, we finally get stuck into some Christmas games, including of course our fifth Christmas Gold Run.

     

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    SHOWNOTES

    (01:00:10) “One Froggy Evening” is a 1955 American animated musical short film.

    (01:01:26) “Psychomania” (a.k.a. “The Death Wheelers”) is a 1973 British horror-cult film starring Nicky Henson, Beryl Reid, George Sanders (in his final film) and Robert Hardy.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 105 - Sonic Inhaler

    1 December 2018 (2:10pm GMT)
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    Hayden returns from his trip to Austria (and the obligatory Sound of Music tour) to join us for a review of Kerblam! and The Witchfinders.

     

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:01:16) Photos from Hayden and Sophie’s trip to Austria and the Sound of Music tour can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:16:19) Hilda Ogden singing in the Coronation Street of bygone days.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 104 - Podcasters of the Stones

    19 November 2018 (9:03pm GMT)
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    This week, we look at “The Tsuranga Conundrum” and “Demons of the Punjab”. Along the way, Mark visits Devil’s End and Avebury, while he and Hayden talk about the “Bohemian Rhapsody” film to Doc’s mystification.

     

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:12:46) Queen – Live at the Rainbow (1974).

    (00:14:35) You can find photos of Mark’s visit to Aldbourne on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:22:45) The Twilight Zone – “Nightmare at 20,000 feet”.

    (00:43:20) Digital Spy article – “Doctor Who series 11, episode 6 review: Demons of the Punjab proves how dramatically the show has changed” – Morgan Jeffery.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 103 - This Looks Like a Fine Chair

    7 November 2018 (12:01pm GMT)
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    This week, we are locked away in the Whoseum panic room, looking back at “Rosa” and “Arachnids in the UK”.

     

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:01:25) This audio clip from “The Devil You Know”, ep 5 of series 2 of “Yes Minister”.

    (00:48:58) “Rosa”is reviewed in episode 128 of the “Discussing Who” podcast which can be found here.

    (00:52:17) This audio clip comes from the “Frasier” episode: “There’s Something About Dr Mary”.

    (01:00:04) This audio clip of Christopher Hitchens is from a panel in 1995 discussing the history of the previous 50 years which can be found here and which begins about 48 mins into the video.

    (01:37:08) This clip comes from “The Story of Common People” which can be found here.

    (01:49:35) The reference to daffodils here harks back to the 1959 film “Carry On Nurse” in which Wilfrid Hyde-White’s character has his temperature taken in an unusual manner.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 102 - The Woman Who

    20 October 2018 (6:40pm GMT)
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    We review “The Woman Who Fell to Earth” and “The Ghost Monument”.

     

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:01:25) Radio Rassilon podcast.

    (00:00:00) Doctor Who Grumpcast podcast.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 101 - 42 to Whomsday

    6 October 2018 (8:01am GMT)
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    Sneaking through the “Aussie Podcasters” channel at Heathrow for their long-promised, long-delayed visit to the Whoseum this week are Rob and Mark from the “42 to Doomsday” podcast. Mark presents us with his back catalogue of “Doctor Who Bulletin” fanzines and Rob presents us with his copy of “The Doctor Who Technical Manual”.

    Along the way, we compare the relative merits of Adelaide, Sydney and Perth, while mulling over Australian house prices and the role played by pink shorts in Australian democracy.

     

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:00:00) You’ll note that, in a fit of nostalgia promoted by the podcast 100 memoryfest, we’ve reverted to the original Diddly Dum Podcast theme music which opened our very first podcast. Put together by our own Al No and once described as “the Sisters of Mercy meets Delia Derbyshire”.

    (00:01:18) The short story being read out by Doc here is “Roses” from DWM214, written by this week’s guest, Rob. See the shownote below at 01:08:56.

    (00:01:57) Our guests this week are Rob and Mark of the “42 to Doomsday” podcast whose blog can be found here, and who can be found on Twitter here and on Facebook here.

    (00:25:10) The day pink shorts helped to fight for democracy in Adelaide.

    (00:41:45) Paul Cornell’s theory that the Third Doctor was an establishment figure appeared in “Doctor Who Bulletin” issue 112 in April 1993. A copy of the text of that article can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:57:12) “Doctor Who Bulletin” began life in the early 1980s as an amateur fanzine dedicated to Doctor Who.

    (01:01:56) John Nathan Turner chomping on a copy of “Doctor Who Bulletin”.

    (01:08:35) Embossing tape is a labeling medium usually of hard plastic. Embossing tape is used with embossing machines, often handheld. The company name and trademark “Dymo” is often associated with this sort of label.

    (01:08:45) All the references to Doctor Who Magazine issue 214 (July 1994) arise from “Roses”, a short story which Rob had published on page 34 as part of DWM’s “Brief Encounters” series. A scan of the page can be found on our Tumblr page here. At this week’s podcast opens, Doc can be found reading out the start of this story this week just before Rob and Mark ring the doorbell.

    (01:09:07) A scan of the “DWB Interview File” advertisement from DWM214 be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (01:16:46) “Travers & Wells”, written by Rob, was the third novel in the Lethbridge-Stewart line of hardcover novellas, released by Candy Jar Books in 2017.

    (01:19:04) A scan of the “Fanzine Trap” feature from DWM214 can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (01:24:57) “The Doctor Who Technical Manual” was a Doctor Who reference book published by in 1983 and written by Mark Harris. Scans of a few pages can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (01:29:52) “The Doctor Who Pattern Book was an activity book published by W.H. Allen in 1987 and written by Mark Harris. The pictures used on Rob and Mark’s blog can be found here.

    (01:31:08) “Doctor Who and the Daleks Omnibus”, edited by Daleks creator Terry Nation, was a British omnibus book published in 1976, especially for Marks and Spencer. It featured a collection of articles and photographs related to the Daleks as they had appeared in Doctor Who, as well as abridged and illustrated reprints of the novelisations of “Doctor Who and the Planet of the Daleks” and “Doctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks” by Terrance Dicks. The anatomy of a Dalek cutaway can be seen on our Tumblr page here.

    (01:34:04) “Build the TARDIS” was an activity book published by Target Books and W. H. Allen.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 100b - From Bagpuss to Algernon (part two)

    28 September 2018 (9:30pm GMT)
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    Here’s part two of our celebratory 100th podcast, looking back on clips from the past 99 episodes.

     

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    We’ve also put together a movie collection of all the various artwork which had accompanied our last 99 podcasts which can be found on our Youtube channel here.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 100a - From Bagpuss to Algernon (part one)

    28 September 2018 (6:40pm GMT)
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    At long last, here’s our 100th podcast. Quite a landmark for us so we’ve chosen to make it a nostalgic one, looking back over our last nearly five years. We’ve put together a montage of clips of our least worst bits and we’ve been very self-indulgent. Which makes it a rather long podcast, even for us. That’s why we’ve split it into 2 halves – Episode 100a and Episode 100b – which you can download separately rather than trying to cope with one whacking great audio file.

     

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/ddpc100a-from-bagpuss-to-algernon-part-one.mp3

    MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC100a – From Bagpuss to Algernon – part one

     

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    We’ve also put together a movie collection of all the various artwork which had accompanied our last 99 podcasts which can be found on our Youtube channel here.

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  • Episode 100 imminent - Trailer #3

    28 September 2018 (8:54am GMT)
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    Our 100th podcast will be going online today. As a taster, here's our third trailer...

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/diddly-dum-remastered-trailer-for-ep100-3.mp3

    MP3 Direct Download Link = Diddly Dum Remastered Trailer for EP100 (3)

     



  • Episode 100 imminent - Trailer #2

    27 September 2018 (12:21pm GMT)
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    Our 100th podcast will be going online within days. As a taster, here's our second trailer...

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/diddly-dum-greatest-hits-compilation-trailer-for-ep100-21.mp3

    MP3 Direct Download Link = Diddly Dum Greatest Hits Compilation Trailer for EP100 (2)

     



  • Episode 100 Imminent - Trailer #1

    26 September 2018 (3:08pm GMT)
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    Our 100th podcast will be going online within days. As a taster, here’s our first trailer…

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/diddly-dum-on-ice-trailer-for-ep100-1.mp3

    MP3 Direct Download Link = Diddly Dum On Ice Trailer for EP100 (1)

     



  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 099 - Hollyoaks at Top Shop

    13 August 2018 (5:48am GMT)
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    In the penultimate podcast before our 100th celebrations, Mark tells all about the Who at Hoylake convention where he stalked Matthew Waterhouse and was hailed by Richard Franklin as a campaigner against the ivory trade, Jurgen Klinsmann awakes from centuries of deep sleep (in the Tottenham attack) and, as we take a look at “The Ark in Space”, we hear how the life cycle of the wasp traumatised Mark as a boy.

     

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2018/08/ddpc099-hollyoaks-at-top-shop.mp3

    MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC099 – Hollyoaks at Top Shop

     

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:00:40) Lest anyone think that Mark’s desire for a “ninety-nine” was in some way obscene, a 99 Flake can refer to an ice cream cone with a Cadbury Flake inserted in it.

    (00:02:31) “The Peter Cushing” is a pub in Whitstable, Kent.

    (00:03:51) This music clip is from “Summer in the City” by The Lovin’ Spoonful from 1966.

    (00:04:52) “The Vault” is a book by Marcus Hearn.

    (00:06:05) The radio script for an episode of a proposed Doctor Who radio series, to be made in the late sixties, and starring Peter Cushing as the Doctor, was to be called “Journey into Time” and was written by Malcolm Hulke .The article Mark refers to can be found in Issue 3 of the production research magazine “Nothing at the End of the Lane” which is sold out now but can be bought and downloaded as a PDF for a mere PS2 at this link. The article Hayden refers to can be found here at the Doctor Who News site.

    (00:08:45) Peter Firmin was the designer who co-created with Oliver Postgate the children's TV shows Ivor the Engine, Bagpuss, The Clangers and others.

    (00:09:50) This clip is from “The Dragon”, episode 5 of “Ivor the Engine”.

    (00:11:50) “Players” is a BBC Books original novel written by Terrance Dicks and featuring the Sixth Doctor and Peri.

    (00:18:26) The Stewart Lee joke is from his “Content Provider” show.

    (00:23:40) Mark attended the “Who at Hoylake” convention.

    (00:31:14) A photo of Mark in his VETOED t-shirt can be found on our Tumblr page here. A link to the BOSS t-shirt can be found here.

    (00:32:00) Photos of Mark’s mulitply-signed convention programme can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:34:17) Richard Franklin played corrupt businessman Denis Rigg in the TV soap “Emmerdale Farm” (now “Emmerdale”) from 1988 to 1989. His character was crushed to death by a cow as a horrified Joe Sugden (Frazer Hines) looked on, as discussed in Diddly Dum Podcast #70 (“Surfeit of Beef”). The death scene photo which we never asked Richard Franklin to sign in the end can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:38:40) The photo of Matthew Waterhouse using a Viewmaster can be found on our Tumblr page here.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 098 - The Return of The War Bungle

    14 July 2018 (6:52am GMT)
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    In this podcast, the Diddly Dumbers present some more exhibits to The Whoseum. Mark presents a gun prop which is a crossover between Doctor Who and The Tomorrow People, Hayden presents a book on the TARGET novelisations, Allan presents his wedding cake and Doc present the “I Claudius” DVD box-set. Along the way, Mark meets John Leeson (in a rare incarnation) by the seaside.

     

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    (00:01:26) In June, our own Mark attended his third consecutive “Sci-Fi By The Sea” convention. A few of his photos can be found on our Tumble page here and here.

    (00:05:41) Samantha Womack (nee Janus) starred in “Game On”, a British sitcom which ran for three series on BBC2 from 1995 to 1998.

    (00:07:59) John Leeson (born 1943) is of course a British actor who is known for playing the original Bungle in iconic children’s TV show “Rainbow” and for voicing K-9 in “Doctor Who”.

    (00:10:07) It was on Diddly Dum Podcast episode 42 (Apprentice 2 A Pilot) that our former co-host Matt Charlton revealed that, so patently horrific was the first incarnation of Bungle from “Rainbow” and so apt to become a repressed memory, that he and his friends referred to him as The War Bungle. The clip occurs about 1 hour 28 mins into the podcast which can be found here.

    (00:13:00) John Leeson’s signed photo for us as “The War Bungle” can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:16:55) Doctor Who Figurines – Eaglemoss Collections.

    (00:19:00) Photos of Hayden’s signed book in Waterstones can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:20:25) Hayden’s new book “Captain Random vs The Sandman” is now published and photos can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:25:39) Allan and Mark appear on Miles Northcott’s “Doctor Who’s Line is it Anyway?” podcast, episode 73 “The Vegetation” which can be found here.

    (00:43:45) “Hit and Run”, Episode 5 of Season 2 of “The Sweeney”, featuring Patrick Troughton can be viewed here. The “slag” scene occurs about 4 mins into the video.

    (00:44:32) The trailer for “The Scars of Dracula”, featuring Patrick Troughton, can be viewed here.

    (00:45:33) It was on Diddly Dum Podcast episode 71 (Dead Links) that Mark immortalised the use of the Dalekmania TARDIS prop in The Avengers episode “Target”. The section begins about 48 mins into the podcast which can be found here. The clip of the prop being blown up can be seen on our Youtube channel here.

    (00:47:15) “The Tomorrow People” is a British children’s science fiction television series produced by Thames Television for the ITV Network, the series first ran from 1973 to 1979. A remake appeared in 1992. All incarnations of the show concerned the emergence of the next stage of human evolution (Homo novis) known colloquially as Tomorrow People. Born to human parents, an apparently normal child might at some point between childhood and late adolescence experience a process called ‘breaking out’ and develop special paranormal abilities. These abilities include psionic powers such as telepathy, telekinesis, and teleportation. However, their psychological make-up prevents them from intentionally killing others. The opening title sequence can be seen here.

    (00:51:00) “A Man For Emily” is the third episode of season three of the original series of “The Tomorrow People”. Peter Davison in all his semi-naked glory can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:51:11) Photos of the gun prop being presented by Mark this week can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:56:09) “The TARGET Book” by David J Howe.

    (01:07:28) Photos of Allan and Erica’s wedding cake can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (01:12:00) “I, Claudius” is a 1976 BBC Television adaptation of Robert Graves’ I, Claudius and Claudius the God. Written by Jack Pulman, it starred Derek Jacobi as Claudius. The series covers the history of the early Roman Empire, told from the perspective of the elderly Emperor Claudius who narrates the series.

    ( ) “The Lion in Winter” is a 1968 historical period drama film based on the Broadway play by James Goldman. It was directed by Anthony Harvey, written by James Goldman, and produced by Joseph E. Levine, Jane C. Nusbaum and Martin Poll from Goldman’s adaptation of his own play, The Lion in Winter. The film stars Peter O’Toole, Katharine Hepburn, John Castle, Anthony Hopkins (in his film debut in a major role), Jane Merrow and, in early appearances, Timothy Dalton (in his film debut) and Nigel Terry. The film was a commercial success (the 12th highest-grossing film of 1968) and won three Academy Awards, including one for Hepburn as Best Actress (tied with Barbra Streisand). There was a television remake in 2003.

    (01:37:17) The closing music is Eleanor’s arrival at Chinon from “The Lion in Winter”.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 097 - Where's Wally K Daly?

    28 May 2018 (5:24pm GMT)
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    Hayden finally returns to the fold from his radio sabbatical as we look back on the DWAS Capitol3 convention. Our chat ranges from convention guests being press ganged in France to 007 films with a Carry On cast via Peter Gabriel impersonators.

     

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    (00:08:42) The Seventeenth Kind is a science-fiction comedy film, an adaptation by director Andy Collier of a short story by Michael Marshall Smith that satririses The Shopping Channel. It stars Tony Curran, Sylvester McCoy, Brian Blessed, Lucy Pinder, Ralph Brown and Miriam Margolyes. It was released in 2014.

    (00:08:24) Lucy Katherine Pinder (born 20 December 1983) is an English model and actress. After outing herself as a Conservative supporter on Big Brother, she was given a slot on the BBC’s The Daily Politics.

    (00:08:42) Animal activist Brian Blessed had a heated disagreement with farmers while hosting a pig and poultry dinner in Warwickshire. The actor (81) was dressed as a Tudor king and had been asked what laws he would enact were he a ruling monarch. Blessed, who has campaigned against badger culling in the past, said he would ban the practice. Farmers then began airing their discontent at the former Flash Gordon actor, with one allegedly shouting and swearing at him, according to The Sun. Blessed reportedly responded with an expletive-laden tirade: "You're all c****, I hope you all die of TB." He then said it had been a bad idea for him to host a pig and poultry farmers' event and left.

    (00:26:16) Michael Parkinson’s interview with Meg Ryan.

    (00:32:40) “Who’s Next” by Derrick Sherwin.

    (00:39:56) Wirral Ways to Recovery is a free and confidential drug and alcohol service for adults (including offenders), young adults, families, carers and affected others in Wirral. CGL leads the Wirral Ways to Recovery partnership. They provide a range of treatment, recovery and support services for those who have concerns about their drug or alcohol use. Their goal is to support service users to achieve and maintain their own vision of recovery. They believe that any individual can change the direction of their life and live life to its full potential.

    (00:40:20) At the time of going to press, this year’s Alan Gribble Trophy in memory of Hayden’s dad has raised PS695 of its PS1,000 target. You can still follow this link to show your support by making a donation.

    (00:43:55) The photo of the four Diddly Dummers around the TARDIS console can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:47:35) The Capitol IV returns on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April 2019.

    (00:49:04) The closing sequence of Bagpuss.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 097 - Where's Wally K Daly?

    28 May 2018 (5:24pm GMT)
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    Hayden finally returns to the fold from his radio sabbatical as we take a final look back on the DWAS Capitol3 convention. Our chat ranges from convention guests being press ganged in France to 007 films with a Carry On cast via Peter Gabriel impersonators.

     

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    (00:08:42) The Seventeenth Kind is a science-fiction comedy film, an adaptation by director Andy Collier of a short story by Michael Marshall Smith that satririses The Shopping Channel. It stars Tony Curran, Sylvester McCoy, Brian Blessed, Lucy Pinder, Ralph Brown and Miriam Margolyes. It was released in 2014.

    (00:08:24) Lucy Katherine Pinder (born 20 December 1983) is an English model and actress. After outing herself as a Conservative supporter on Big Brother, she was given a slot on the BBC’s The Daily Politics.

    (00:08:42) Animal activist Brian Blessed had a heated disagreement with farmers while hosting a pig and poultry dinner in Warwickshire. The actor (81) was dressed as a Tudor king and had been asked what laws he would enact were he a ruling monarch. Blessed, who has campaigned against badger culling in the past, said he would ban the practice. Farmers then began airing their discontent at the former Flash Gordon actor, with one allegedly shouting and swearing at him, according to The Sun. Blessed reportedly responded with an expletive-laden tirade: "You're all c****, I hope you all die of TB." He then said it had been a bad idea for him to host a pig and poultry farmers' event and left.

    (00:26:16) Michael Parkinson’s interview with Meg Ryan.

    (00:32:40) “Who’s Next” by Derrick Sherwin.

    (00:39:56) Wirral Ways to Recovery is a free and confidential drug and alcohol service for adults (including offenders), young adults, families, carers and affected others in Wirral. CGL leads the Wirral Ways to Recovery partnership. They provide a range of treatment, recovery and support services for those who have concerns about their drug or alcohol use. Their goal is to support service users to achieve and maintain their own vision of recovery. They believe that any individual can change the direction of their life and live life to its full potential.

    (00:40:20) At the time of going to press, this year’s Alan Gribble Trophy in memory of Hayden’s dad has raised PS695 of its PS1,000 target. You can still follow this link to show your support by making a donation.

    (00:43:55) The photo of the four Diddly Dummers around the TARDIS console can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:47:35) The Capitol IV returns on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April 2019.

    (00:49:04) The closing sequence of Bagpuss.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 096 - Physically Ruined, Spiritually Enriched

    1 May 2018 (2:07am GMT)
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    This podcast comes to you again from Capitol 3, the Doctor Who Appreciation Society convention for which Diddly Dum has been acting as the official podcasting partner (oooh, get us!). Following our review of Saturday’s activity, we bring you updates on all of Sunday’s activity including interviews with Tony Jordan, Jeff Cummins and Mark Barton Hill, while Simon Meade reminisces about Panopticon 1 and 2.

     

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 096 - Physically Ruined, Spiritually Enriched

    1 May 2018 (2:07am GMT)
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    This podcast comes to you again from Capitol 3, the Doctor Who Appreciation Society convention for which Diddly Dum has been acting as the official podcasting partner (oooh, get us!). Following our review of Saturday’s activity, we bring you updates on all of Sunday’s activity including interviews with Tony Jordan, Jeff Cummins and Mark Barton Hill, while Simon Meade reminisces about Panopticon 1 and 2.

     

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    (00:08:06) On Saturday 30 June 2018, Simon Meade is presenting NERVA at The Hub, High Wycombe. This will be a celebration of the creative crews who worked behind the scenes during the making of Doctor Who from 1963 to 1989. Tickets can be obtained from The Ark in Space Facebook Group or @ClassicDW on Twitter.

     



  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 095 - Rogues, Vagabonds & Actors

    29 April 2018 (1:39am GMT)
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    This podcast comes to you from our luxury hotel suite at Capitol 3, the Doctor Who Appreciation Society convention for which Diddly Dum has been acting as the official podcasting partner (oooh, get us!). We bring you updates on all of Saturday’s activity and an extended interview with the fabulous Anneke Wills.

     

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 095 - Rogues, Vagabonds & Actors

    29 April 2018 (1:39am GMT)
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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 095 - Rogues, Vagabonds & Actors

    29 April 2018 (1:39am GMT)
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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 094 - Jordan's Alive!

    20 April 2018 (1:08pm GMT)
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    This week’s podcast opens with the motorcade of Tony Jordan sweeping up to the Diddly Dum Whoseum as the DWAS head honcho visits us to look forward to the looming Capitol3 convention.

     

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    (00:00:00) “Dum Dum” is a song written by Jackie DeShannon and Sharon Sheeley and performed by Brenda Lee. The song reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, #4 in Australia, and #22 in the UK in 1961. It was featured on her 1961 album, “All the Way”.

    (00:04:00) Paul Winter, the then Co-ordinator of the DWAS, guested on our podcast #54 (Conventionality Belongs to Yesterday) which can be found here.

    (00:09:15) Mark Barton Hill is a guest at Capitol3.

    (00:11:40) Our own Allan appearing on Sky News to talk about the casting of Jodie Whittaker and appearing on BBC News to talk about Tom Baker’s cameo in the Shada animation.

    (00:14:21) Mike Tucker is a guest at Capitol3.

    (00:15:05) Our former co-host Andy (a.k.a. The Rev) related meeting Hayden at the Myth Makers event during our podcast #13 (Doctor Huw) which can be found here.

    (00:49:49) Tony’s interview with Royce (Voice of the Daleks) Mills is on Youtube. Tony talks to Royce Bout his time on Doctor Who and his career on the stage and on TV. This is the first part of their stage panel and this is the second part.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 094 - Jordan's Alive!

    20 April 2018 (1:08pm GMT)
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    (00:00:00) “Dum Dum” is a song written by Jackie DeShannon and Sharon Sheeley and performed by Brenda Lee. The song reached #4 on the Billboard Hot 100, #4 in Australia, and #22 in the UK in 1961. It was featured on her 1961 album, “All the Way”.

    (00:04:00) Paul Winter, the then Co-ordinator of the DWAS, guested on our podcast #54 (Conventionality Belongs to Yesterday) which can be found here.

    (00:09:15) Mark Barton Hill is a guest at Capitol3.

    (00:11:40) Our own Allan appearing on Sky News to talk about the casting of Jodie Whittaker and appearing on BBC News to talk about Tom Baker’s cameo in the Shada animation.

    (00:14:21) Mike Tucker is a guest at Capitol3.

    (00:15:05) Our former co-host Andy (a.k.a. The Rev) related meeting Hayden at the Myth Makers event during our podcast #13 (Doctor Huw) which can be found here.

    (00:49:49) Tony’s interview with Royce (Voice of the Daleks) Mills is on Youtube. Tony talks to Royce Bout his time on Doctor Who and his career on the stage and on TV. This is the first part of their stage panel and this is the second part.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 093 - Peter Patter

    31 March 2018 (4:48pm GMT)
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    Excitement abounds this week at The Whoseum as we reveal details of our partnership with the Doctor Who Appreciation Society’s CAPITOL3 convention as their official podcaster.

    But eventually we get down to our tribute to the late Peter Miles by taking a look at the Season 7 (1970) story – The Silurians. Along the way, we look at Peter’s work with Dusty Springfield, Jim Davidson latter career as a sex symbol and the most bad-ass recurring villain of the Pertwee era (it’s not what you may think).

     

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    (00:00:00) One of Peter Miles’s lesser-known activities was as a jazz singer and, 50+ years ago, he duetted with his friend Dusty Springfield on “Can’t We Be Friends”. This track has recently been released by a major record company. Peter can be seen at 10 mins into this video clip contributing to a South Bank Show looking at Dusty Springfield.

    (00:01:11) The Diddly Dum Podcast has been asked by the Doctor Who Appreciation Society to be the official podcasting partner of their Capitol3 convention at the end of April 2018.

    (00:06:45) Hayden’s interview with Tony Jordan from May 2015 can be found on episode 33 of the Diddly Dum Podcast (starts at 01:41:45) which can be found here.

    (00:07:02) Hayden’s first Saturday morning breakfast show on Cambridge 105Radio goes out on 07 April 2018 between 7am and 8am.

    (00:11:25) The XS Malarkey Comedy Club.

    (00:14:42) This clip is from the beginning of the Series 5 episode of Frasier – “Desperately Seeking Closure” which can be seen here.

    (00:21:50) The Who at the Hoylake convention.

    (00:49:40) Cult BBC TV series from 1975 with music by electronic pioneer Paddy Kingsland, who went on to score The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Doctor Who. The critically acclaimed BBC TV series, The Changes, was first broadcast by the BBC in in 1975, accompanied by music from electronic pioneer Paddy Kingsland, who wrote and recorded the score while working at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

    (00:52:00) "Space Fall: A Blake's 7 Podcast" has recently been launched by friends of the show, David Kitchen and Richard Nolan. Every fortnight these two fans (and their guests) have a look at each episode of Blake's 7, in order, discussing what they love about it, but also going into more depth about the stories and characters. They'l also be looking at the guests stars, and including some fun segments such as "look, it was the 1970s", "what cool lines did Chris Boucher write for Avon this week?", and "player of the week"!

    (00:54:56) “Colour Me Kubrick: A True…ish Story” (released in the US as Color Me Kubrick) is a Franco-British comedy-drama film directed by Brian W. Cook, released in 2005. The film stars John Malkovich as Alan Conway, a man who had been impersonating director Stanley Kubrick since the early 1990s. One of the biggest scams is when Conway promises to help establish Lee Pratt (Jim Davidson) as a headliner act in Las Vegas. Pratt is a British entertainer who’s had limited success as a flamboyant dancer and stage singer. Pratt is described as a “low-rent Liberace with an Elvis gleam in his eye.” The singing clip can be found here.

    (01:31:00) One of Peter Miles’s lesser-known activities was as a jazz singer and, 50+ years ago, he duetted with his friend Dusty Springfield on “Can’t We Be Friends”. This track has recently been released by a major record company. Peter can be seen at 10 mins into this video clip contributing to a South Bank Show looking at Dusty Springfield.

    (01:31:58) This clip is from the sixth episode of Series 1 of Blake’s 7 – “Seek Locate Destroy”. It can be found at 00:18:40 here.

    (01:39:19) This closing music is “The Manchester Rap” (1990) by The Bosnians. A slightly (but only slightly) exaggerated parody of the Manchester/Salford accent.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 093 - Peter Patter

    31 March 2018 (4:48pm GMT)
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    Excitement abounds this week at The Whoseum as we reveal details of our partnership with the Doctor Who Appreciation Society’s CAPITOL3 convention as their official podcaster.

    But eventually we get down to our tribute to the late Peter Miles by taking a look at the Season 7 (1970) story – The Silurians. Along the way, we look at Peter’s work with Dusty Springfield, Jim Davidson latter career as a Liberace impersonator and the most bad-ass recurring villain of the Pertwee era (it’s not what you may think).

    Plus we make a singular phone call to Hayden.

     

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:00:00) One of Peter Miles’s lesser-known activities was as a jazz singer and, 50+ years ago, he duetted with his friend Dusty Springfield on “Can’t We Be Friends”. This track has recently been released by a major record company. Peter can be seen at 10 mins into this video clip contributing to a South Bank Show looking at Dusty Springfield.

    (00:01:11) The Diddly Dum Podcast has been asked by the Doctor Who Appreciation Society to be the official podcasting partner of their Capitol3 convention at the end of April 2018.

    (00:06:45) Hayden’s interview with Tony Jordan from May 2015 can be found on episode 33 of the Diddly Dum Podcast (starts at 01:41:45) which can be found here.

    (00:07:02) Hayden’s first Saturday morning breakfast show on Cambridge 105Radio goes out on 07 April 2018 between 7am and 8am.

    (00:11:25) The XS Malarkey Comedy Club.

    (00:14:42) This clip is from the beginning of the Series 5 episode of Frasier – “Desperately Seeking Closure” which can be seen here.

    (00:21:50) The Who at the Hoylake convention.

    (00:49:40) Cult BBC TV series from 1975 with music by electronic pioneer Paddy Kingsland, who went on to score The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Doctor Who. The critically acclaimed BBC TV series, The Changes, was first broadcast by the BBC in in 1975, accompanied by music from electronic pioneer Paddy Kingsland, who wrote and recorded the score while working at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

    (00:52:00) "Space Fall: A Blake's 7 Podcast" has recently been launched by friends of the show, David Kitchen and Richard Nolan. Every fortnight these two fans (and their guests) have a look at each episode of Blake's 7, in order, discussing what they love about it, but also going into more depth about the stories and characters. They'l also be looking at the guests stars, and including some fun segments such as "look, it was the 1970s", "what cool lines did Chris Boucher write for Avon this week?", and "player of the week"!

    (00:54:56) “Colour Me Kubrick: A True…ish Story” (released in the US as Color Me Kubrick) is a Franco-British comedy-drama film directed by Brian W. Cook, released in 2005. The film stars John Malkovich as Alan Conway, a man who had been impersonating director Stanley Kubrick since the early 1990s. One of the biggest scams is when Conway promises to help establish Lee Pratt (Jim Davidson) as a headliner act in Las Vegas. Pratt is a British entertainer who’s had limited success as a flamboyant dancer and stage singer. Pratt is described as a “low-rent Liberace with an Elvis gleam in his eye.” The singing clip can be found here.

    (01:31:00) One of Peter Miles’s lesser-known activities was as a jazz singer and, 50+ years ago, he duetted with his friend Dusty Springfield on “Can’t We Be Friends”. This track has recently been released by a major record company. Peter can be seen at 10 mins into this video clip contributing to a South Bank Show looking at Dusty Springfield.

    (01:31:58) This clip is from the sixth episode of Series 1 of Blake’s 7 – “Seek Locate Destroy”. It can be found at 00:18:40 here.

    (01:39:19) This closing music is “The Manchester Rap” (1990) by The Bosnians. A slightly (but only slightly) exaggerated parody of the Manchester/Salford accent.

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

     

     



  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 092 - Who Unearthed Tom Baker?

    11 March 2018 (5:09pm GMT)
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    Four of the Five Four Faces of Delusion have been listening this week to the audiobook of “Who on Earth is Tom Baker”, the great man’s autobiography, and have gathered to find the maximum number of tangents to shoot off at while discussing the masterpiece.

    Along the way, we take a well-earned cup of tea until rain forces us indoors,we look at boys’ comics of yesteryear, and we find out what Doc as a boy wanted to be when he grew up.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/ddpc092-who-unearthed-tom-baker.mp3

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:00:00) “Who on Earth is Tom Baker?” is the autobiography of the great man, published in 1997. Tom can be found reading the audiobook here (assuming you still have a cassette player.

    (00:12:52) Recently, on his journey home from work on the London Underground, Doc was diverted by the light saber umbrella clutched between the knees of the man sitting next to him. A photo can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:15:25) The purportedly final episode of the “42 to Doomsday” podcast can be found here.

    (00:17:07) “Space Fall: A Blake’s 7 Podcast” has recently been launched by friends of the show, David Kitchen and Richard Nolan. Every fortnight these two fans (and their guests) have a look at each episode of Blake’s 7, in order, discussing what they love about it, but also going into more depth about the stories and characters. They’l also be looking at the guests stars, and including some fun segments such as “look, it was the 1970s”, “what cool lines did Chris Boucher write for Avon this week?”, and “player of the week”!

    (00:19:01) Kevin (Jon) Davies, was the mastermind of “More Than 30 Years in the TARDIS” and jammy meeter of Douglas Adams in his youth. The whole of podcast #40 was devoted to Hayden’s interview with Kevin in 2015 and can be found here.

    (00:23:18) Rafaella Carra Raffaella Maria Pelloni, better known as Raffaella Carra, born 18 June 1943, Bologna) is an Italian singer, dancer, television presenter, and actress. In 1977, she had her only entry to the UK Singles Chart, reaching number 9, with “Do It, Do It Again”.

    (00:34:24) The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939-45” by Nicholas Stargardt.

    (00:38:12) Tom Baker: In Confidence (2010).

    (00:39:39) Bernhard Carl “Bert” Trautmann OBE (22 October 1923 - 19 July 2013) was a German professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Manchester City from 1949 to 1964.

    (00:41:18) “Boys’ Weeklies” is an essay by George Orwell in which he analyses those weekly story-paper publications for boys which were current around 1940. The essay deals primarily with the School Stories published in The Magnet and The Gem and also with the ‘Tuppenny Bloods’ published by D.C. Thomson.

    (01:09:57) “Late Night Story was a TV series broadcast on BBC2. Over Christmas 1978, it starred Tom Baker reading to camera four macabre stories on the theme of childhood. These stories were “The Photograph” by Nigel Kneale, “The Emissary” by Ray Bradbury, “Nursery Tea” by Mary Danby, “The End of the Party” by Graham Greene. The fifth story, “Sredni Vashtar” by Saki (Hector Hugh Munro), was unscreened owing to a BBC strike. The full set can be found as extras on the “Key to Time” DVD box-set.

    (01:14:43) Tom Baker appearance on “This is Your Life” (2000) can be found here.

    (01:22:32) "The Guardians", a dystopian political thriller, is a television drama series of 13 60-minute episodes made by London Weekend Television and broadcast in the UK on the ITV network between 10 July 1971 and 2 October 1971. The complete series DVD box-set can be bought online here or here.

    (01:24:25) “An Hour With Jon Pertwee” was a BBC radio show.

    (01:26:10) “Who’s Next?” is the memoir of Derrick Sherwin.

    (01:29:34) As our Easter Egg closing trest, Rafaella Carra visits The Whoseum to sing “Do It, Do It Again”.

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



  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 092 - Who Unearthed Tom Baker?

    11 March 2018 (5:09pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    Four of the Five Four Faces of Delusion have been listening this week to the audiobook of “Who on Earth is Tom Baker”, the great man’s autobiography, and have gathered to find the maximum number of tangents to shoot off at while discussing the masterpiece.

    Along the way, we take a well-earned cup of tea until rain forces us indoors,we look at boys’ comics of yesteryear, and we find out what Doc as a boy wanted to be when he grew up.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/ddpc092-who-unearthed-tom-baker.mp3

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:00:00) “Who on Earth is Tom Baker?” is the autobiography of the great man, published in 1997. Tom can be found reading the audiobook here (assuming you still have a cassette player.

    (00:12:52) Recently, on his journey home from work on the London Underground, Doc was diverted by the light saber umbrella clutched between the knees of the man sitting next to him. A photo can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:15:25) The purportedly final episode of the “42 to Doomsday” podcast can be found here.

    (00:17:07) “Space Fall: A Blake’s 7 Podcast” has recently been launched by friends of the show, David Kitchen and Richard Nolan. Every fortnight these two fans (and their guests) have a look at each episode of Blake’s 7, in order, discussing what they love about it, but also going into more depth about the stories and characters. They’l also be looking at the guests stars, and including some fun segments such as “look, it was the 1970s”, “what cool lines did Chris Boucher write for Avon this week?”, and “player of the week”!

    (00:19:01) Kevin (Jon) Davies, was the mastermind of “More Than 30 Years in the TARDIS” and jammy meeter of Douglas Adams in his youth. The whole of podcast #40 was devoted to Hayden’s interview with Kevin in 2015 and can be found here.

    (00:23:18) Rafaella Carra Raffaella Maria Pelloni, better known as Raffaella Carra, born 18 June 1943, Bologna) is an Italian singer, dancer, television presenter, and actress. In 1977, she had her only entry to the UK Singles Chart, reaching number 9, with “Do It, Do It Again”.

    (00:34:24) The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939-45” by Nicholas Stargardt.

    (00:38:12) Tom Baker: In Confidence (2010).

    (00:39:39) Bernhard Carl “Bert” Trautmann OBE (22 October 1923 - 19 July 2013) was a German professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Manchester City from 1949 to 1964.

    (00:41:18) “Boys’ Weeklies” is an essay by George Orwell in which he analyses those weekly story-paper publications for boys which were current around 1940. The essay deals primarily with the School Stories published in The Magnet and The Gem and also with the ‘Tuppenny Bloods’ published by D.C. Thomson.

    (01:09:57) “Late Night Story was a TV series broadcast on BBC2. Over Christmas 1978, it starred Tom Baker reading to camera four macabre stories on the theme of childhood. These stories were “The Photograph” by Nigel Kneale, “The Emissary” by Ray Bradbury, “Nursery Tea” by Mary Danby, “The End of the Party” by Graham Greene. The fifth story, “Sredni Vashtar” by Saki (Hector Hugh Munro), was unscreened owing to a BBC strike. The full set can be found as extras on the “Key to Time” DVD box-set.

    (01:14:43) Tom Baker appearance on “This is Your Life” (2000) can be found here.

    (01:22:32) "The Guardians", a dystopian political thriller, is a television drama series of 13 60-minute episodes made by London Weekend Television and broadcast in the UK on the ITV network between 10 July 1971 and 2 October 1971. The complete series DVD box-set can be bought online here or here.

    (01:24:25) “An Hour With Jon Pertwee” was a BBC radio show.

    (01:26:10) “Who’s Next?” is the memoir of Derrick Sherwin.

    (01:29:34) As our Easter Egg closing trest, Rafaella Carra visits The Whoseum to sing “Do It, Do It Again”.

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



  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 091 - Panem et Circenses

    14 February 2018 (8:21am GMT)
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    “Imagine a world created by George Orwell, Aldous Huxley and the Marx brothers”. Yes, it’s the Diddly Dum Whoseum, put once more to its proper role as a repository for Doctor Who memorabilia. The themes of the items presented this week by the podcasters is food and board games, with a linking theme of Daleks.

     

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/ddpc091-panem-et-circenses.mp3

    MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC091 – Panem et Circenses

     

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:05:21) Following the success of the “The Capitol II”, the Doctor Who Appreciation Society is hosting “The Capitol 3“ – a full scale, two day event that will take place at the Arora Hotel Gatwick over the weekend of the 28th & 29th April 2018. “Capitol 3″ will offer a mix of guests panels, on screen presentations, autographs, photo studio, merchandise and more. Special events, as well as a plethora of guests, are planned for the weekend, with details being revealed over the coming months. Stay tuned.

    (00:02:01) The 2018 "Who at Hoylake" convention will be held at Hoylake Social Club at postcode CH47 2BR. Guests announced so far include Toby Hadoke, Michael Troughton, Philip Hinchcliffe, Marcus Gilbert and Sophie Aldred .

    (00:05:03) “The Guardians”, a dystopian political thriller, is a television drama series of 13 60-minute episodes made by London Weekend Television and broadcast in the UK on the ITV network between 10 July 1971 and 2 October 1971. The complete series DVD box-set can be bought online here or here.

    (00:08:34) “EBC1″ – a.k.a “Emu’s Broadcasting Company” (1975-1980) was a children’s television series featuring Rod Hull and Emu running their own television station, which parodied many BBC series of the time. Supporting Rod Hull and his emu puppet were Billy Dainty who played a James Bond pastiche called Captain Perceval and Barbara New who played the tea lady. For those of a certain generation, this show was memorable for its Doctor Who parody, “Doctor Emu”.

    (00:17:49) “Robert Homes: A Life in Words” by Richard Molesworth.

    (00:18:58) “Space Spinner 2000” is a podcast where two friends from the US try to make sense of the UK’s 2000AD, the Galaxy’s Greatest comic, one month of issues at a time!

    (00:21:08) “Invasion” was a series created by Pat Mills and mostly written by Gerry Finley-Day that appeared in the first 51 editions of the weekly comic 2000 AD.

    (00:21:50) The Heavy Metal Kids (in 2000ad comic) were gigantic construction robots used for heavy demolition.

    (00:24:30) “Crackerjack!” was a British children’s television series that aired on the BBC 1955 until 1984 (except during 1971). “Double or Drop” was a quiz game in the show where each of three contestants was given a prize to hold for each question answered correctly, but given a cabbage if they were incorrect. They were out of the game if they dropped any of the items awarded or received a third cabbage. While the winner took his or her pick from a basket of toys, every runner-up won a much-envied marbled propelling pencil as a prize, which became so popular that in 1961 Queen Elizabeth was presented with Crackerjack! pencils for Anne and Charles. In March 1975, the show included a Doctor Who based sketch, “Hallo, My Dalek”.

    (00:25:15) “War of the Daleks” was a board game released by Denys Fisher in 1975. Photos can be found on our Tumblr page here. The TV advert from the time for the game can be seen here.

    (00:25:28) “Spirograph” is a geometric drawing toy that produces mathematical roulette curves of the variety technically known as hypotrochoids and epitrochoids. It was developed by British engineer Denys Fisher and first sold in 1965.

    (00:28:10) “Frustration” board game and “Headache” board game were very similar.

    (00:29:40) The free transfers which came with Issue One of Doctor Who Weekly in 1979.

    (00:32:26) “Panzer Pranks” board game.

    (00:33:21) “Call of Cthulu” is a horror fiction role-playing game based on H. P. Lovecraft’s story of the same name and the associated Cthulhu Mythos. The game, often abbreviated as CoC, is published by Chaosium; it was first released in 1981 and is currently in its seventh edition, with many different versions released. It makes use of Chaosium’s Basic Role-Playing (BRP) system, with special rules for Sanity.

    (00:34:46) “Paranoia” is a dystopian science-fiction tabletop role-playing game originally designed and written by Greg Costikyan, Dan Gelber, and Eric Goldberg, and first published in 1984 by West End Games.

    (00:36:22) “Doctor Who: The Game of Time and Space” was released in 1980. See photos on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:48:41) Danbury Mint issued a Doctor Who themed chess set in 1994. Photos can be found on our Tumblr page here. The pieces can be found listed here.

    (00:56:26) In 1965, Louis Marx issued the “Dr Who the Mysterious Daleks” with “Amazing Robot Action” (later known as bump and go) daleks which came in black or silver/grey both with two gold bands. These very successful battery-operated daleks altered direction when they bumped into something and were re-released in several versions. Photos can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:59:21) A photo of the Click-and-Catch toy can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (01:03:00) The coin-operated Dalek ride was manufactured by Edwin Hall & Co between 1964 and 1967 and distributed by Edward Saville Amusements. A photo can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (01:04:34) In 1975, Wall’s launched the Dalek Death Ray ice lolly. Photos can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (01:13:40) Dr Who’s Space Adventure Book was a 1967 magazine published as a part of the Doctor Who/Dalek licensing agreement enjoyed by Wall’s Ice Cream. Photos can be found on our Tumblr page here and here and here and here and here. The TV commercial can be seen here.

    (01:16:30) Dr Who and the Daleks sweet cigarettes were 1964 tie-in food products manufactured by Cadet Sweets. Photos can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (01:21:00) Nestle’s Doctor Who milk chocolate was a licensed product from the 1970s. At least two series of milk chocolate bars were produced by Nestle. One was issued in 1971, coinciding with the broadcast of season 8. Photos can be found on our Tumble page here.

    (01:25:35) Doctor Who baked beans were offered by Crosse & Blackwell in 1977. Photos can be found on our Tumblr page here.

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

     



  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 091 - Panem et Circenses

    14 February 2018 (8:21am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    “Imagine a world created by George Orwell, Aldous Huxley and the Marx brothers”. Yes, it’s the Diddly Dum Whoseum, put once more to its proper role as a repository for Doctor Who memorabilia. The themes of the items presented this week by the podcasters is food and board games, with a linking theme of Daleks.

     

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/ddpc091-panem-et-circenses.mp3

    MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC091 – Panem et Circenses

    Listen/download on iTunes

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    THE DIDDLY DUM WHOSEUM CAN BE VISITED HERE.

    Email us at diddlydumpodcast@yahoo.co.uk

     

    SHOWNOTES

    (00:05:21) Following the success of the "The Capitol II", the Doctor Who Appreciation Society is hosting "The Capitol 3" - a full scale, two day event that will take place at the Arora Hotel Gatwick over the weekend of the 28th & 29th April 2018. "Capitol 3'' will offer a mix of guests panels, on screen presentations, autographs, photo studio, merchandise and more. Special events, as well as a plethora of guests, are planned for the weekend, with details being revealed over the coming months.

    (00:02:01) The 2018 "Who at Hoylake" convention will be held at Hoylake Social Club at postcode CH47 2BR. Guests announced so far include Toby Hadoke, Michael Troughton, Philip Hinchcliffe, Marcus Gilbert and Sophie Aldred .

    (00:05:03) “The Guardians”, a dystopian political thriller, is a television drama series of 13 60-minute episodes made by London Weekend Television and broadcast in the UK on the ITV network between 10 July 1971 and 2 October 1971. The complete series DVD box-set can be bought online here or here.

    (00:08:34) “EBC1″ – a.k.a “Emu’s Broadcasting Company” (1975-1980) was a children’s television series featuring Rod Hull and Emu running their own television station, which parodied many BBC series of the time. Supporting Rod Hull and his emu puppet were Billy Dainty who played a James Bond pastiche called Captain Perceval and Barbara New who played the tea lady. For those of a certain generation, this show was memorable for its Doctor Who parody, “Doctor Emu”.

    (00:17:49) “Robert Homes: A Life in Words” by Richard Molesworth.

    (00:18:58) “Space Spinner 2000” is a podcast where two friends from the US try to make sense of the UK’s 2000AD, the Galaxy’s Greatest comic, one month of issues at a time!

    (00:21:08) “Invasion” was a series created by Pat Mills and mostly written by Gerry Finley-Day that appeared in the first 51 editions of the weekly comic 2000 AD.

    (00:21:50) The Heavy Metal Kids (in 2000ad comic) were gigantic construction robots used for heavy demolition.

    (00:24:30) “Crackerjack!” was a British children’s television series that aired on the BBC 1955 until 1984 (except during 1971). “Double or Drop” was a quiz game in the show where each of three contestants was given a prize to hold for each question answered correctly, but given a cabbage if they were incorrect. They were out of the game if they dropped any of the items awarded or received a third cabbage. While the winner took his or her pick from a basket of toys, every runner-up won a much-envied marbled propelling pencil as a prize, which became so popular that in 1961 Queen Elizabeth was presented with Crackerjack! pencils for Anne and Charles. In March 1975, the show included a Doctor Who based sketch, “Hallo, My Dalek”.

    (00:25:15) “War of the Daleks” was a board game released by Denys Fisher in 1975. Photos can be found on our Tumblr page here. The TV advert from the time for the game can be seen here.

    (00:25:28) “Spirograph” is a geometric drawing toy that produces mathematical roulette curves of the variety technically known as hypotrochoids and epitrochoids. It was developed by British engineer Denys Fisher and first sold in 1965.

    (00:28:10) “Frustration” board game and “Headache” board game were very similar.

    (00:29:40) The free transfers which came with Issue One of Doctor Who Weekly in 1979.

    (00:32:26) “Panzer Pranks” board game.

    (00:33:21) “Call of Cthulu” is a horror fiction role-playing game based on H. P. Lovecraft’s story of the same name and the associated Cthulhu Mythos. The game, often abbreviated as CoC, is published by Chaosium; it was first released in 1981 and is currently in its seventh edition, with many different versions released. It makes use of Chaosium’s Basic Role-Playing (BRP) system, with special rules for Sanity.

    (00:34:46) “Paranoia” is a dystopian science-fiction tabletop role-playing game originally designed and written by Greg Costikyan, Dan Gelber, and Eric Goldberg, and first published in 1984 by West End Games.

    (00:36:22) “Doctor Who: The Game of Time and Space” was released in 1980. See photos on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:48:41) Danbury Mint issued a Doctor Who themed chess set in 1994. Photos can be found on our Tumblr page here. The pieces can be found listed here.

    (00:56:26) In 1965, Louis Marx issued the “Dr Who the Mysterious Daleks” with “Amazing Robot Action” (later known as bump and go) daleks which came in black or silver/grey both with two gold bands. These very successful battery-operated daleks altered direction when they bumped into something and were re-released in several versions. Photos can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:59:21) A photo of the Click-and-Catch toy can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (01:03:00) The coin-operated Dalek ride was manufactured by Edwin Hall & Co between 1964 and 1967 and distributed by Edward Saville Amusements. A photo can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (01:04:34) In 1975, Wall’s launched the Dalek Death Ray ice lolly. Photos can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (01:13:40) Dr Who’s Space Adventure Book was a 1967 magazine published as a part of the Doctor Who/Dalek licensing agreement enjoyed by Wall’s Ice Cream. Photos can be found on our Tumblr page here and here and here and here and here. The TV commercial can be seen here.

    (01:16:30) Dr Who and the Daleks sweet cigarettes were 1964 tie-in food products manufactured by Cadet Sweets. Photos can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (01:21:00) Nestle’s Doctor Who milk chocolate was a licensed product from the 1970s. At least two series of milk chocolate bars were produced by Nestle. One was issued in 1971, coinciding with the broadcast of season 8. Photos can be found on our Tumble page here.

    (01:25:35) Doctor Who baked beans were offered by Crosse & Blackwell in 1977. Photos can be found on our Tumblr page here.

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

     

     

     



  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 090 - What Becomes of the Broken Hartnells?

    16 January 2018 (1:52am GMT)
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    It’s the podcast’s 4th birthday and the Five Faces of Delusion are reviewing “Twice Upon a Time”. Along the way, we find a connection between “Box of Delights” and early breathalyser tests, we howl for The North, and we look at the pros and cons of having superfans as showrunners and writers.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2018/01/ddpc090-what-becomes-of-the-broken-hartnells.mp3

    MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC090 – What Becomes of the Broken Hartnells

     

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:05:21) ECANOTMA is short for “Everything’s Connected And None Of This Means Anything”, a book written by former Diddly Dum host Al No.

    (00:06:07) A picture of the UNIT badge Mark gave Polly for Christmas can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:06:49) A picture of Hayden’s TARDIS cabinet can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:13:58) Tony Slattery is an English actor and comedian.

    (00:18:36) “The Night Walkers” was a story published in TV Comic featuring the Second Doctor. It is considered to be the conclusion of Season 6B. Published in three parts from 8-22 November 1969, it is the last TV Comic story to feature the Second Doctor and the very last adventure of this incarnation, loosely serving as a direct prequel to Spearhead from Space. It is also the only story to feature and properly show the Second Doctor’s regeneration, given that his last regular TV appearance didn’t show him regenerating, and also uniquely the only time the Doctor has regenerated in a comic story as opposed to an onscreen episode.

    (00:58:54) The larger British supermarket chains and department store chains have become famous in recent years for spending millions on arty TV commercials over Christmas. In 2014, Sainsbury’s supermarket gave us one based on the 1914 Christmas truce.

    (01:00:25) This clip comes from the final episode of “Blackadder Goes Forth”.

    (01:27:52) Hayden’s book “A Child Out Of Time” continues to do well.

    (01:47:56) This clip of Jim Broadbent and Victoria Wood comes from her TV play “Staying In”.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 090 - What Becomes of the Broken Hartnells?

    16 January 2018 (1:52am GMT)
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    It’s the podcast’s 4th birthday and the Five Faces of Delusion are reviewing “Twice Upon a Time”. Along the way, we find a connection between “Box of Delights” and early breathalyser tests, we howl for The North, and we look at the pros and cons of having superfans as showrunners and writers.

     

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    SHOWNOTES
    (00:05:21) ECANOTMA is short for “Everything’s Connected And None Of This Means Anything”, a book written by former Diddly Dum host Al No.

    (00:06:07) A picture of the UNIT badge Mark gave Polly for Christmas can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:06:49) A picture of Hayden’s TARDIS cabinet can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:13:58) Tony Slattery is an English actor and comedian.

    (00:18:36) “The Night Walkers” was a story published in TV Comic featuring the Second Doctor. It is considered to be the conclusion of Season 6B. Published in three parts from 8-22 November 1969, it is the last TV Comic story to feature the Second Doctor and the very last adventure of this incarnation, loosely serving as a direct prequel to Spearhead from Space. It is also the only story to feature and properly show the Second Doctor’s regeneration, given that his last regular TV appearance didn’t show him regenerating, and also uniquely the only time the Doctor has regenerated in a comic story as opposed to an onscreen episode.

    (00:58:54) The larger British supermarket chains and department store chains have become famous in recent years for spending millions on arty TV commercials over Christmas. In 2014, Sainsbury’s supermarket gave us one based on the 1914 Christmas truce.

    (01:00:25) This clip comes from the final episode of “Blackadder Goes Forth”.

    (01:27:52) Hayden’s book “A Child Out Of Time” continues to do well.

    (01:47:56) This clip of Jim Broadbent and Victoria Wood comes from her TV play “Staying In”.

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

     



  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 089 - Galen's Alive!

    17 December 2017 (10:28pm GMT)
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    Find out how being stuck in a snow drift without petrol in the Whoseum’s antique Rolls Royce still didn’t frustrate our marking Diddly Dum’s fourth Christmas with our traditional gameshow.

     

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    (00:05:00) The 2018 "Who at Hoylake" convention will be held at Hoylake Social Club at postcode CH47 2BR. Guests announced so far include Toby Hadoke, Michael Troughton and Philip Hinchcliffe.

    (00:08:34) On 9 Dec 2017 on BBC2, the BBC broadcast “John Noakes: TV Hero” as a tribute to the late icon of so many British childhoods.

    (00:08:50) “Blue Peter at 50” narrated by Tom Baker and originally broadcast by the BBC on 11 Oct 2008.

    (00:09:25) “Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes” is a film designed solely for live screenings and is made up almost entirely of never before seen footage edited together from hundreds of hours of unseen material from director Michael Cumming's personal archive.

    (00:11:07) English musician Neil Innes sued the band Oasis claiming their song “Whatever” borrowed portions of his song “How Sweet to Be an Idiot”. Innes and Oasis settled a plagiarism lawsuit and Innes received songwriting credit.

    (00:13:10) Keith Chegwin (17 January 1957 - 11 December 2017) was an English television presenter and actor, appearing in several children’s entertainment shows in the 1970s and 1980s, including “Multi-Coloured Swap Shop” and “Cheggers Plays Pop”.

    (00:17:24) Mark received a Fourth Doctor Funko Pop from his Secret Santa, a photo of which can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:17:59) Doc received from his Secret Santa the DVD box-set of the BBC’s late-1980s “Chronicles of Narnia” adaptation, a photo of which can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:19:54) Hayden received from his Secret Santa a mug displaying Sid Barrett’s Fender Esquire, a photo of which can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:21:45) Allan received from his Secret Santa the Podcaster Options boxed play set of the “Allan & Erica Return From Cardiff” story, a photo of which can be found on our Tumblr page here. This refers to March 2017 when Allan and his missus Erica visited the Doctor Who set in Cardiff at Matt Lucas’s. As they prepared to return home, they spied a golden Ice Warrior prop (from “Empress of Mars”) in a skip. Only the lack of a roof-rack prevented them from taking it back to The Wirral with them. The whole story can be heard on our podcast #73 here (around 4 mins in).

    (00:24:34) “The Box of Delights” is a BBC Television adaptation of John Masefield’s children’s fantasy novel starring Patrick Troughton and Robert Stephens. It was broadcast on BBC One between 21 November and 24 December 1984.

    (00:25:30) Judge for yourselves whether Doc is right in thinking that Glyn Baker (the actor who played Herne the Hunter in “The Box of Delights”) bears a resemblance to Doctor Who Visual Effects Designer Mat Irvine.

    (00:30:20) Mark received as an extra pressie from his fellow podcasters a Galen Doll from the “Planet of the Apes” TV series. This was to replace the one he accidentally destroyed during over-enthusiastic boyhood play. A photo of it can be found here.

    (00:37:00) “Play Your Kaleds Right” is, of course, based on “Play Your Cards Right”, a British TV game show broadcast on ITV from 1980 to 1987 and hosted by Bruce Forsyth.

    (01:07:12) The longest standing tradition of the Diddly Dum Podcast is our Christmas Blockbusters Gold Run – a quiz on the previous year’s podcast in the style of TV’s “Blockbusters”. The game board for this year’s Gold Run can be found on our Tumblr page here. Also see below these Show Notes.

    (01:13:30) Our tribute to The War Bungle can be found on our Youtube page here.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 089 - Galen's Alive!

    17 December 2017 (10:28pm GMT)
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    Find out how being stuck in a snow drift without petrol in the Whoseum’s antique Rolls Royce still didn’t frustrate our marking Diddly Dum’s fourth Christmas with our traditional gameshow.

     

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/ddpc089-galens-alive.mp3

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:05:00) The 2018 "Who at Hoylake" convention will be held at Hoylake Social Club at postcode CH47 2BR. Guests announced so far include Toby Hadoke, Michael Troughton and Philip Hinchcliffe.

    (00:08:34) On 9 Dec 2017 on BBC2, the BBC broadcast “John Noakes: TV Hero” as a tribute to the late icon of so many British childhoods.

    (00:08:50) “Blue Peter at 50” narrated by Tom Baker and originally broadcast by the BBC on 11 Oct 2008.

    (00:09:25) “Oxide Ghosts: The Brass Eye Tapes” is a film designed solely for live screenings and is made up almost entirely of never before seen footage edited together from hundreds of hours of unseen material from director Michael Cumming's personal archive.

    (00:11:07) English musician Neil Innes sued the band Oasis claiming their song “Whatever” borrowed portions of his song “How Sweet to Be an Idiot”. Innes and Oasis settled a plagiarism lawsuit and Innes received songwriting credit.

    (00:13:10) Keith Chegwin (17 January 1957 - 11 December 2017) was an English television presenter and actor, appearing in several children’s entertainment shows in the 1970s and 1980s, including “Multi-Coloured Swap Shop” and “Cheggers Plays Pop”.

    (00:17:24) Mark received a Fourth Doctor Funko Pop from his Secret Santa, a photo of which can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:17:59) Doc received from his Secret Santa the DVD box-set of the BBC’s late-1980s “Chronicles of Narnia” adaptation, a photo of which can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:19:54) Hayden received from his Secret Santa a mug displaying Sid Barrett’s Fender Esquire, a photo of which can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:21:45) Allan received from his Secret Santa the Podcaster Options boxed play set of the “Allan & Erica Return From Cardiff” story, a photo of which can be found on our Tumblr page here. This refers to March 2017 when Allan and his missus Erica visited the Doctor Who set in Cardiff at Matt Lucas’s. As they prepared to return home, they spied a golden Ice Warrior prop (from “Empress of Mars”) in a skip. Only the lack of a roof-rack prevented them from taking it back to The Wirral with them. The whole story can be heard on our podcast #73 here (around 4 mins in).

    (00:24:34) “The Box of Delights” is a BBC Television adaptation of John Masefield’s children’s fantasy novel starring Patrick Troughton and Robert Stephens. It was broadcast on BBC One between 21 November and 24 December 1984.

    (00:25:30) Judge for yourselves whether Doc is right in thinking that Glyn Baker (the actor who played Herne the Hunter in “The Box of Delights”) bears a resemblance to Doctor Who Visual Effects Designer Mat Irvine.

    (00:30:20) Mark received as an extra pressie from his fellow podcasters a Galen Doll from the “Planet of the Apes” TV series. This was to replace the one he accidentally destroyed during over-enthusiastic boyhood play. A photo of it can be found here.

    (00:37:00) “Play Your Kaleds Right” is, of course, based on “Play Your Cards Right”, a British TV game show broadcast on ITV from 1980 to 1987 and hosted by Bruce Forsyth.

    (01:07:12) The longest standing tradition of the Diddly Dum Podcast is our Christmas Blockbusters Gold Run – a quiz on the previous year’s podcast in the style of TV’s “Blockbusters”. The game board for this year’s Gold Run can be found on our Tumblr page here. Also see below these Show Notes.

    (01:13:30) Our tribute to The War Bungle can be found on our Youtube page here.

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



  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 088 - Tell-Tale Trews

    1 December 2017 (10:31pm GMT)
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    This week, we take a look at the Season 14, Fourth Doctor story “Robots of Death”. Along the way, we ask who was the hardest Doctor, Mark recalls being at the 1988 gig when Alice Cooper very nearly did hang himself and we salute the passing of heroes in Paddy Russell, Dudley Simpson, Scott Fredericks, Keith Barron and Rodney Bewes.

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:06:17) Allan and Erica visit the capital to see Tony Slattery’s show.

    (00:10:38) Mark visits the capital to see Alice Cooper’s UK tour. This reminds him of the Alice Cooper gig he attended in 1988 when an on-stage hanging nearly went wrong.

    (00:19:43) The Doctor Whop clip from this year’s BBC Children in Need night.

    (00:34:20) Keith Barron provides the voiceover for he 1975 public information film warning about the dangers of grain pits.

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

     




  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 088 - Tell-Tale Trews

    1 December 2017 (10:31pm GMT)
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    This week, we take a look at the Season 14, Fourth Doctor story “Robots of Death”. Along the way, we ask who was the hardest Doctor, Mark recalls being at the 1988 gig when Alice Cooper very nearly did hang himself and we salute the passing of heroes in Paddy Russell, Dudley Simpson, Scott Fredericks, Keith Barron and Rodney Bewes.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/ddpc088-tell-tale-trews.mp3

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:06:17) Allan and Erica visit the capital to see Tony Slattery’s show.

    (00:10:38) Mark visits the capital to see Alice Cooper’s UK tour. This reminds him of the Alice Cooper gig he attended in 1988 when an on-stage hanging nearly went wrong.

    (00:19:43) The Doctor Who clip from this year’s BBC Children in Need night.

    (00:34:20) Keith Barron provides the voiceover for the 1975 public information film warning about the dangers of grain pits.

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

     



  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 087 - All of Our Dinosaurs Are Missing

    10 November 2017 (12:48am GMT)
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    This week, we take a look at Earthshock (the Season 19, Fifth Doctor story from 1982) and we lift the lid on the long-concealed scandal of overenthusiastic sentry-extras in Doctor Who.

    Along the way, we take a good look at coarse acrostics, David Banks’s career as a soap star and Beryl Reid’s lookalike. And, if any of you think that a school bully breaking one of his toys in Hayden’s book was the most heartbreaking thing you’ve ever heard about, then our swerve down the side road of the Planet of the Apes TV Series from 1974 and how it inspired a young Mark’s imagination may well leave you in tears.

     

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/ddpc087-all-of-our-dinosaurs-are-missing.mp3

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:01:19)

    (00:16:24) Out of the Silent Planet is a science fiction novel by the British author C. S. Lewis, published in 1938. Two sequels, Perelandra and That Hideous Strength were published in 1943 and 1945, completing the so-called Cosmic Trilogy or The Space Trilogy.

    (00:19:39) A scan of what may well be the final installment of Wotcher! by The Watcher from DWM #518 can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:21:19) A scan of this Private Eye article can be found on Doc’s personal blog here.

    (00:26:52) Our suggestion of what the DWM Reminder Room might look like can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:40:17) L!VE TV was a British television station that was operated by Mirror Group Newspapers on cable television from 12 June 1995 until 5 November 1999. It was later revived for Sky from 2003. In 2006, the new L!VE TV’s name was changed to Babeworld to reflect the channel’s gradual change of focus towards “adult material”.

    (00:40:35) L!VE TV’s content included “Canary Wharf”, a soap opera, which used the station’s offices in the Docklands as a set and starred none other than the Cyberleader himself David Banks. David’s climactic scene starts 03:10 into this clip.

    (00:44:10) “Planet of the Apes” is an American science fiction television series that aired on CBS in 1974. The series stars Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton, Mark Lenard and Booth Colman. It is based on the 1968 Planet of the Apes film and its sequels, which were inspired by the novel Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle. The series starred Roddy McDowall as Galen, a young chimpanzee that is sent by Zaius with Urko to ensure the safety of two humans that have survived a crash landing on Earth. McDowall previously played Cornelius and Caesar throughout the various film versions. Mark’s Galen doll, now sadly lost to a tragically heroic death by a laser defence system, can be seen here.

    (01:01:00) The “cold open” song from Craig Ferguson’s show can be found here.

    (01:11:48) Hylda Baker (4 February 1905 - 1 May 1986) was an English comedian, actress and music hall performer. Born and brought up in Farnworth, Lancashire, she is perhaps most well known for her role as Nellie Pledge in the ITV sitcom Nearest and Dearest (1968-73) and for her role in the 1960 film Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.

    (01:12:08) British comedians Arthur Mullard and Hylda Baker released a version of the “You’re the One That I Want” in 1978 which reached Number 22 in the UK charts.

    (01:12:49) “Not On Your Nellie” is a British sitcom that ran from 1974 until 1975. It starred veteran actress Hylda Baker as Nellie Pickersgill, a Bolton woman who moves to London to help run her ailing father’s Chelsea pub. Seventeen episodes of the series were produced by London Weekend Television for the ITV network.

    (01:14:56) Our suggestions of what the cyber sentries are gossiping about can be found on our Tumblr page here. The scene of the overenthusiastic Tommy from “The Pandorica Opens” can be found on our Tumblr page here.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 087 - All of Our Dinosaurs Are Missing

    10 November 2017 (12:48am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    This week, we take a look at Earthshock (the Season 19, Fifth Doctor story from 1982) and we lift the lid on the long-concealed scandal of overenthusiastic sentry-extras in Doctor Who.

    Along the way, we take a good look at coarse acrostics, David Banks’s career as a soap star and Beryl Reid’s lookalike. And, if any of you think that a school bully breaking one of his toys in Hayden’s book was the most heartbreaking thing you’ve ever heard about, then our swerve down the side road of the Planet of the Apes TV Series from 1974 and how it inspired a young Mark’s imagination may well leave you in tears.

     

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/ddpc087-all-of-our-dinosaurs-are-missing.mp3

    MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC087 – All of Our Dinosaurs Are Missing

     

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:15:09) Links to Allan’s “A Day in the Life” short story in the “Read Now, Write Now” anthology can be found here on his blog.

    (00:16:24) Out of the Silent Planet is a science fiction novel by the British author C. S. Lewis, published in 1938. Two sequels, Perelandra and That Hideous Strength were published in 1943 and 1945, completing the so-called Cosmic Trilogy or The Space Trilogy.

    (00:19:39) A scan of what may well be the final installment of Wotcher! by The Watcher from DWM #518 can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:21:19) A scan of this Private Eye article can be found on Doc’s personal blog here.

    (00:26:52) Our suggestion of what the DWM Reminder Room might look like can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:40:17) L!VE TV was a British television station that was operated by Mirror Group Newspapers on cable television from 12 June 1995 until 5 November 1999. It was later revived for Sky from 2003. In 2006, the new L!VE TV’s name was changed to Babeworld to reflect the channel’s gradual change of focus towards “adult material”.

    (00:40:35) L!VE TV’s content included “Canary Wharf”, a soap opera, which used the station’s offices in the Docklands as a set and starred none other than the Cyberleader himself David Banks. David’s climactic scene starts 03:10 into this clip.

    (00:44:10) “Planet of the Apes” is an American science fiction television series that aired on CBS in 1974. The series stars Roddy McDowall, Ron Harper, James Naughton, Mark Lenard and Booth Colman. It is based on the 1968 Planet of the Apes film and its sequels, which were inspired by the novel Planet of the Apes by Pierre Boulle. The series starred Roddy McDowall as Galen, a young chimpanzee that is sent by Zaius with Urko to ensure the safety of two humans that have survived a crash landing on Earth. McDowall previously played Cornelius and Caesar throughout the various film versions. Mark’s Galen doll, now sadly lost to a tragically heroic death by a laser defence system, can be seen here.

    (01:01:00) The “cold open” song from Craig Ferguson’s show can be found here.

    (01:11:48) Hylda Baker (4 February 1905 - 1 May 1986) was an English comedian, actress and music hall performer. Born and brought up in Farnworth, Lancashire, she is perhaps most well known for her role as Nellie Pledge in the ITV sitcom Nearest and Dearest (1968-73) and for her role in the 1960 film Saturday Night and Sunday Morning.

    (01:12:08) British comedians Arthur Mullard and Hylda Baker released a version of the “You’re the One That I Want” in 1978 which reached Number 22 in the UK charts.

    (01:12:49) “Not On Your Nellie” is a British sitcom that ran from 1974 until 1975. It starred veteran actress Hylda Baker as Nellie Pickersgill, a Bolton woman who moves to London to help run her ailing father’s Chelsea pub. Seventeen episodes of the series were produced by London Weekend Television for the ITV network.

    (01:14:56) Our suggestions of what the cyber sentries are gossiping about can be found on our Tumblr page here. The scene of the overenthusiastic Tommy from “The Pandorica Opens” can be found on our Tumblr page here.

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



  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 086 - Wobbles on Cobbles

    29 October 2017 (11:03pm GMT)
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    The Five Faces of Delusion discuss “Remembrance of the Daleks” (the season 25 Seventh Doctor story from 1988).

    Along the way, Hayden’s book “A Child Out of Time” is finally published and Mark considers having Ace’s T-shirt design tattooed on his forearm.

     

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/ddpc086-wobbles-on-cobbles.mp3

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:01:42) “Child Out of Time” is our own Hayden’s long-awaited book telling the story of how, having been born in the year Doctor Who was cancelled, he still managed to grow up loving Doctor Who during its Wilderness Years. Copies are hoped to be in the shops by Christmas. Until then, paperbacks can be purchased on Amazon (here) as can Kindle editions (here). Hayden’s own website (here) and his Facebook author page (here) give more details.

    (00:03:20) “The Six Ages of Podcasting” – Hayden is here referring to episode 5 of the Diddly Dum Podcast back in February 2014 (actually titled “The Six Ages of Fan”) in the days when Hayden was a mere listener to the podcast and hadn’t yet morphed into a mover and a shaker. In the episode, we discussed how the life of the fan changes as we grow older. The episode was also noted for the gorgeous art which The Rev (@skaromedia https://skaromedia.deviantart.com/) drew and painted to accompany it which can be found on our Tumblr page (here).

    (00:03:32) “Child Out of Time” was an article which Hayden wrote for the DWAS magazine Celestial Toyroom around 2010 and a copy can be found on Hayden’s old blog (here).

    (00:09:21) Clayton Hickman’s designs for Redbubble (as plugged by our own Mark) can be found here. One of the T-shirts of Clayton’s designs can be seen modelled here by our own Mark.

    (00:19:30) Nathan Barley is a Channel 4 television sitcom written by Charlie Brooker and Chris Morris. The series of six weekly episodes began broadcasting on 11 February 2005. Described by his creator as a “meaningless strutting cadaver-in-waiting”, the character originated on Brooker’s TVGoHome - a website parodying television listings - as the focus of a fly-on-the-wall documentary.

    (00:44:42) “Play for Today” is a British television anthology drama series, produced by the BBC and transmitted on BBC1 from 1970 to 1984. During the run, more than three hundred programmes, featuring original television plays, and adaptations of stage plays and novels, were transmitted.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 086 - Wobbles on Cobbles

    29 October 2017 (11:03pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    The Five Faces of Delusion discuss “Remembrance of the Daleks” (the season 25 Seventh Doctor story from 1988).

    Along the way, Hayden’s book “Child Out of Time” is finally published and Mark considers having Ace’s T-shirt design tattooed on his forearm.

     

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/ddpc086-wobbles-on-cobbles.mp3

    MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC086 – Wobbles on Cobbles

     

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:01:42) “Child Out of Time” is our own Hayden’s long-awaited book telling the story of how, having been born in the year Doctor Who was cancelled, he still managed to grow up loving Doctor Who during its Wilderness Years. Copies are hoped to be in the shops by Christmas. Until then, paperbacks can be purchased on Amazon (here) as can Kindle editions (here). Hayden’s own website (here) and his Facebook author page (here) give more details.

    (00:03:20) “The Six Ages of Podcasting” – Hayden is here referring to episode 5 of the Diddly Dum Podcast back in February 2014 (actually titled “The Six Ages of Fan”) in the days when Hayden was a mere listener to the podcast and hadn’t yet morphed into a mover and a shaker. In the episode, we discussed how the life of the fan changes as we grow older. The episode was also noted for the gorgeous art which The Rev (@skaromedia https://skaromedia.deviantart.com/) drew and painted to accompany it which can be found on our Tumblr page (here).

    (00:03:32) “Child Out of Time” was an article which Hayden wrote for the DWAS magazine Celestial Toyroom around 2010 and a copy can be found on Hayden’s old blog (here).

    (00:09:21) Clayton Hickman’s designs for Redbubble (as plugged by our own Mark) can be found here. One of the T-shirts of Clayton’s designs can be seen modelled here by our own Mark.

    (00:19:30) Nathan Barley is a Channel 4 television sitcom written by Charlie Brooker and Chris Morris. The series of six weekly episodes began broadcasting on 11 February 2005. Described by his creator as a “meaningless strutting cadaver-in-waiting”, the character originated on Brooker’s TVGoHome - a website parodying television listings - as the focus of a fly-on-the-wall documentary.

    (00:44:42) “Play for Today” is a British television anthology drama series, produced by the BBC and transmitted on BBC1 from 1970 to 1984. During the run, more than three hundred programmes, featuring original television plays, and adaptations of stage plays and novels, were transmitted.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 085 - Whingeance on Varos

    13 October 2017 (12:19pm GMT)
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    The Five Faces of Delusion examine the Sixth Doctor story “Vengeance on Varos”. Along the way, we look forward to Hayden’s book being published next week and we look back to the BBC’s repertory company of the 1970s.

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/ddpc085-whingeance-on-varos.mp3

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    (00:01:19) “Child Out Of Time” is Hayden’s memoir of growing up and discovering Doctor Who in the Wilderness Years and will be published on 16 October 2017. Hayden’s blog can be found here – His Facebook page can be found here – His Twitter account can be found here – And a link to his Amazon page will appear here on the day of publication.

    (00:08:14) The 2018 “Who at Hoylake” convention will be held at Hoylake Social Club at postcode CH47 2BR. Guests announced so far include Toby Hadoke, Michael Troughton and Philip Hinchcliffe.

    (00:10:45) The Doctor Who Appreciation Society’s “Cosmic Masque” issue IV is now available. This is a 76 page magazine about being a fan – full of fiction, reviews, interviews and articles. As with all DWAS e-magazines, it is free for everyone to download. Cosmic Masque issues I, II and III are also available.

    (00:18:25) “The Old, The New and The Deadly”, an episode of “The Persuaders” starring Patrick Troughton can be found here.

    (00:19:50) Lady Constance de Coverlet was a ridiculous female character played by Tim Brooke-Taylor in “I’m Sorry, I’ll Read That Again”, a BBC radio comedy programme in the 1960s.

    (00:22:36) “The Shipping Forecast” is a BBC Radio broadcast of weather reports and forecasts for the seas around the coasts of the British Isles. It is produced by the Met Office and broadcast by BBC Radio 4 on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. The waters around the British Isles are divided into 31 sea areas, also known as weather areas. The unique and distinctive sound of these broadcasts has led to their attracting an audience much wider than that directly interested in maritime weather conditions.

    (01:05:38) “The Young Ones” – University Challenge sketch.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 085 - Whingeance on Varos

    13 October 2017 (12:19pm GMT)
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    The Five Faces of Delusion examine the Sixth Doctor story “Vengeance on Varos”. Along the way, we look forward to Hayden’s book being published next week and we look back to the BBC’s repertory company of the 1970s.

     

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2017/10/ddpc085-whingeance-on-varos.mp3

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    (00:01:19) “Child Out Of Time” is Hayden’s memoir of growing up and discovering Doctor Who in the Wilderness Years and will be published on 16 October 2017. Hayden’s blog can be found here – His Facebook page can be found here – His Twitter account can be found here – And you can now get the paperback here and the Kindle edition here.

    (00:08:14) The 2018 “Who at Hoylake” convention will be held at Hoylake Social Club at postcode CH47 2BR. Guests announced so far include Toby Hadoke, Michael Troughton and Philip Hinchcliffe.

    (00:10:45) The Doctor Who Appreciation Society’s “Cosmic Masque” issue IV is now available. This is a 76 page magazine about being a fan – full of fiction, reviews, interviews and articles. As with all DWAS e-magazines, it is free for everyone to download. Cosmic Masque issues I, II and III are also available.

    (00:18:25) “The Old, The New and The Deadly”, an episode of “The Persuaders” starring Patrick Troughton can be found here.

    (00:19:50) Lady Constance de Coverlet was a ridiculous female character played by Tim Brooke-Taylor in “I’m Sorry, I’ll Read That Again”, a BBC radio comedy programme in the 1960s.

    (00:22:36) “The Shipping Forecast” is a BBC Radio broadcast of weather reports and forecasts for the seas around the coasts of the British Isles. It is produced by the Met Office and broadcast by BBC Radio 4 on behalf of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency. The waters around the British Isles are divided into 31 sea areas, also known as weather areas. The unique and distinctive sound of these broadcasts has led to their attracting an audience much wider than that directly interested in maritime weather conditions. An example of the genre can be found here.

    (01:05:38) “The Young Ones” – University Challenge sketch.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 084 - The Seeds of Diddly Doom

    22 September 2017 (12:37am GMT)
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    This week we look at The Seeds of Doom. Along the way, Hayden completes his Doctor Who annual collection, Mark and Allan celebrate their first anniversary on the podcast, we recall the hot summer of 1976 and Mark tells how he once met John Challis.

     

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/ddpc084-the-seeds-of-diddly-doom.mp3

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:02:15) Photos of the covers of the 1969 and 1970 Doctor Who annuals which complete Hayden’s annuals collection can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:10:50) West Kirby Rotary Club has got a very special comedy night lined up at Hoylake Social Club on Monday 16th October. Stand-up comedy will be provided by headliners Michael Legge (BBC6 Music, The Dave Gorman Show, The Alternative Comedy Experience) and Robin Ince. Robin has appeared in The Office and consulted on the writing of Skins, but is probably best know as co-host, with Professor Brian Cox, of Radio 4's The Infinite Monkey Cage.

    (00:12:21) “Who at the Playhouse” is a one day event celebrating Doctor Who and his robot companion K9. Meet the stars of Doctor Who in a non-stop day of stage interviews, celebrity autograph panels and photograph sessions on what will be the 40th anniversary of K9's first appearance on Saturday 1st October 1977.

    (00:21:28) Peter Capaldi’s script for Listen raises PS5,000 at auction for a Syrian Refugees in the UK charity.

    (00:34:59) The ladybird plague of 1976.

    (00:35:32) Doc only survived the sweltering summer of 1976 thanks to frozen Jubblies and standpipes in the streets.

    (00:37:02) Mark obtained John Challis’s autograph at The Theatre Royal, Margate in 2015.

    (01:04:28) “Jackanory” was a long-running BBC children’s television series that was designed to stimulate an interest in reading. The show was transmitted from 1965 to 1996.

    “Orange Man” is a British television advertisement for the soft drink Tango Orange and became the “You Know When You’ve Been Tango’d” campaign in the 1990s and 2000s. The advertisement features an orange man slapping a Tango drinker across the cheeks, a wacky metaphor for tasting Tango, and was intended as a reaction against the norm of “cause and effect” television advertising at the time was largely focused on scenarios where peoples lives were improved by the product being advertised. Orange Man caused controversy after reports of injuries when children began copying the events of the advertisement in school playgrounds, and was subsequently banned, with two other versions of Orange Man replacing it, both showing different scenarios aside from slapping.

    (01:24:05) “Recessional” is a poem by Rudyard Kipling. It was composed for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, in 1897.

    (01:24:05) The Dorothy L Sayers novel referred to here is “The Five Red Herrings”.

    (01:

    This audio clip of Sylvia Coleridge is from the “Blakes 7” S02E11 “Gambit”.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 084 - The Seeds of Diddly Doom

    22 September 2017 (12:37am GMT)
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    This week we look at The Seeds of Doom. Along the way, Hayden completes his Doctor Who annual collection, Mark and Allan celebrate their first anniversary on the podcast, we recall the hot summer of 1976 and Mark tells how he once met John Challis.

     

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/ddpc084-the-seeds-of-diddly-doom.mp3

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:02:15) Photos of the covers of the 1969 and 1970 Doctor Who annuals which complete Hayden’s annuals collection can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:10:50) West Kirby Rotary Club has got a very special comedy night lined up at Hoylake Social Club on Monday 16th October. Stand-up comedy will be provided by headliners Michael Legge (BBC6 Music, The Dave Gorman Show, The Alternative Comedy Experience) and Robin Ince. Robin has appeared in The Office and consulted on the writing of Skins, but is probably best know as co-host, with Professor Brian Cox, of Radio 4's The Infinite Monkey Cage.

    (00:12:21) “Who at the Playhouse” is a one day event celebrating Doctor Who and his robot companion K9. Meet the stars of Doctor Who in a non-stop day of stage interviews, celebrity autograph panels and photograph sessions on what will be the 40th anniversary of K9's first appearance on Saturday 1st October 1977.

    (00:21:28) Peter Capaldi’s script for Listen raises PS5,000 at auction for a Syrian Refugees in the UK charity.

    (00:34:59) The ladybird plague of 1976.

    (00:35:32) Doc only survived the sweltering summer of 1976 thanks to frozen Jubblies and standpipes in the streets.

    (00:37:02) Mark obtained John Challis’s autograph at The Theatre Royal, Margate in 2015.

    (01:04:28) “Jackanory” was a long-running BBC children’s television series that was designed to stimulate an interest in reading. The show was transmitted from 1965 to 1996.

    “Orange Man” is a British television advertisement for the soft drink Tango Orange and became the “You Know When You’ve Been Tango’d” campaign in the 1990s and 2000s. The advertisement features an orange man slapping a Tango drinker across the cheeks, a wacky metaphor for tasting Tango, and was intended as a reaction against the norm of “cause and effect” television advertising at the time was largely focused on scenarios where peoples lives were improved by the product being advertised. Orange Man caused controversy after reports of injuries when children began copying the events of the advertisement in school playgrounds, and was subsequently banned, with two other versions of Orange Man replacing it, both showing different scenarios aside from slapping.

    (01:24:05) “Recessional” is a poem by Rudyard Kipling. It was composed for Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee, in 1897.

    (01:24:05) The Dorothy L Sayers novel referred to here is “The Five Red Herrings”.

    (01: ) This audio clip of Sylvia Coleridge is from the “Blakes 7” S02E11 “Gambit”.

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

     



  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 083 - Mirrowing the Future

    2 September 2017 (12:28pm GMT)
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    This week we look at the First Doctor’s antepenultimate story “The War Machines” from 1966. But first we pause to remember Victor Pemberton and Brucie.

    Along the way, we discuss the apostasy among cattle and the cultural impact of “Carry On Up the Khyber” and Mark visits Kit Pedler’s grave.

     

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/ddpc083-mirrowing-the-future.mp3

    MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC083 – Mirrowing the Future

     

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:09:26) “The Adventures of Black Beauty” is a British adventure family television series produced by London Weekend Television and shown by ITV in the United Kingdom between 1972 and 1974.

    (00:10:31) “Carry On Up the Khyber” is a British comedy and the sixteenth in the series of Carry On films to be made, released in 1968. The film is, in part, a spoof of Kiplingesque movies and television series about life in the British Raj.

    (00:12:37) A clip from the “Carry On Up the Khyber” dinner scene can be found here.

    (13:42:00) Sir Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson CBE (22 February 1928 - 18 August 2017) was a British presenter, actor, comedian, singer, dancer, and screenwriter whose career spanned more than 75 years.

    (00:16:03) Bruce Forsyth’s appearance at the 1974 FA Cup Final can be found here.

    (00:21:09) The dialects/Dalek clip from “The Generation Game” can be found here.

    (00:21:27) Our discussion of the BBC’s Saturday night scheduling took place during episode 58 of our podcast during a visit from friend of the show, Mark (for it is he) Cockram.

    (00:27:19) The French Maid clip from “The Generation Game” can be found on our Youtube channel here.

    (00:31:11) Mark took a photo of Kit Pedler’s grave which can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:33:23) The “Who Is It?” page from Mark’s 1975 Valiant annual can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:46:50) A very noisy version of the 1966 clip from “Blue Peter” featuring the War Machines can be found on Youtube here. A cleaner version can be found as an extra on “The War Machines” DVD release.

    (00:57:24) The Bette Davis interview from 1958 can be found here. The moment where her daughter reveals her career ambitions is located at 00:06:25 into the clip.

    (01:02:55) Johnny Hawksworth (2 February 1924 - 13 February 2009) was a British musician and composer.

    (01:03:29) “Man About the House” is a British sitcom that was broadcast for six series on ITV from 1973 to 1976. The series was considered daring at the time due to its subject matter of a man sharing a flat with two single women. It was made by Thames Television. The Johnny Hawsworth penned theme tune can be found here.

    (01:03:29) “Roobarb” is a British animated children’s television programme, originally shown on BBC1 just before the evening news. Each cartoon, written by Grange Calveley and animated by Bob Godfrey, was about five minutes long. Thirty episodes were made, and the show was first shown on 21 October 1974. The theme is that of the friendly rivalry between Roobarb the green dog and Custard the pink cat from next door. The Johnny Hawsworth penned theme tune can be found here.

    (01:03:29) Thames Television was a franchise holder for a region of the British ITV television network serving London and surrounding area on weekdays from 1968 until the night of 31 December 1992. Johnny Hawsworth’s famous ident and jingle can be found here.

    (01:08:55) Tony Benn opens the Post Office Tower in 1966.

    (01:16:52) Anneke Wills appeared in “Dressed to Kill”, and episode of “The Avengers” from 1963.

    (01:18:06) “Moriarty – The Hound of the D’Urbervilles” by Kim Newman.

    (01:23:51) Hayden's new website home for his writing can be found here and his new Facebook page to accompany it can be found here.

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  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 083 - Mirrowing the Future

    2 September 2017 (12:28pm GMT)
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    This week we look at the First Doctor’s antepenultimate story “The War Machines” from 1966. But first we pause to remember Victor Pemberton and Brucie.

    Along the way, we discuss the apostasy among cattle and the cultural impact of “Carry On Up the Khyber” and Mark visits Kit Pedler’s grave.

     

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2017/09/ddpc083-mirrowing-the-future.mp3

    MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC083 – Mirrowing the Future

     

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:09:26) “The Adventures of Black Beauty” is a British adventure family television series produced by London Weekend Television and shown by ITV in the United Kingdom between 1972 and 1974.

    (00:10:31) “Carry On Up the Khyber” is a British comedy and the sixteenth in the series of Carry On films to be made, released in 1968. The film is, in part, a spoof of Kiplingesque movies and television series about life in the British Raj.

    (00:12:37) A clip from the “Carry On Up the Khyber” dinner scene can be found here.

    (13:42:00) Sir Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson CBE (22 February 1928 - 18 August 2017) was a British presenter, actor, comedian, singer, dancer, and screenwriter whose career spanned more than 75 years.

    (00:16:03) Bruce Forsyth’s appearance at the 1974 FA Cup Final can be found here.

    (00:21:09) The dialects/Dalek clip from “The Generation Game” can be found here.

    (00:21:27) Our discussion of the BBC’s Saturday night scheduling took place during episode 58 of our podcast during a visit from friend of the show, Mark (for it is he) Cockram.

    (00:27:19) The French Maid clip from “The Generation Game” can be found on our Youtube channel here.

    (00:31:11) Mark took a photo of Kit Pedler’s grave which can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:33:23) The “Who Is It?” page from Mark’s 1975 Valiant annual can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:46:50) A very noisy version of the 1966 clip from “Blue Peter” featuring the War Machines can be found on Youtube here. A cleaner version can be found as an extra on “The War Machines” DVD release.

    (00:57:24) The Bette Davis interview from 1958 can be found here. The moment where her daughter reveals her career ambitions is located at 00:06:25 into the clip.

    (01:02:55) Johnny Hawksworth (2 February 1924 - 13 February 2009) was a British musician and composer.

    (01:03:29) “Man About the House” is a British sitcom that was broadcast for six series on ITV from 1973 to 1976. The series was considered daring at the time due to its subject matter of a man sharing a flat with two single women. It was made by Thames Television. The Johnny Hawsworth penned theme tune can be found here.

    (01:03:29) “Roobarb” is a British animated children’s television programme, originally shown on BBC1 just before the evening news. Each cartoon, written by Grange Calveley and animated by Bob Godfrey, was about five minutes long. Thirty episodes were made, and the show was first shown on 21 October 1974. The theme is that of the friendly rivalry between Roobarb the green dog and Custard the pink cat from next door. The Johnny Hawsworth penned theme tune can be found here.

    (01:03:29) Thames Television was a franchise holder for a region of the British ITV television network serving London and surrounding area on weekdays from 1968 until the night of 31 December 1992. Johnny Hawsworth’s famous ident and jingle can be found here.

    (01:08:55) Tony Benn opens the Post Office Tower in 1966.

    (01:16:52) Anneke Wills appeared in “Dressed to Kill”, and episode of “The Avengers” from 1963.

    (01:18:06) “Moriarty – The Hound of the D’Urbervilles” by Kim Newman.

    (01:23:51) Hayden's new website home for his writing can be found here and his new Facebook page to accompany it can be found here.

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

     

     



  • DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 082 - We're JAMmin

    9 August 2017 (6:54am GMT)
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    Doc, Hayden and Mark pay tribute to Hayden’s late partner in bibliokleptomania, Deborah Watling. We take shelter in The Whoseum’s nuclear bunker as Ian Levine hears about the BBC’s plans to animate Shada, look at Peter Davison’s departure from Twitter.

    Then we turn to serious game show action with Diddly Dum plays Just a Minute, chaired by Sir Terrance Dicks.

     

    https://diddlydumpodcast.files.wordpress.com/2017/08/ddpc082-were-jammin.mp3

    MP3 Direct Download Link = DDPC082 – We’re JAMmin

     

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:00:58) A photo of a youthful Hayden and his sister meeting Deborah Watling can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:12:10) A photo of Aussie songstrel Kylie cosplaying the Fifth Doctor can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:12:10) A photo of British actor Peter Davison cosplaying Aussie songstrel Kylie cosplaying can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:13:49) Hayden’s new website home for his writing can be found here and his new Facebook page to accompany it can be found here.

     




 
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