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DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 053 – Doc’s Comedy Hour   Leave a comment

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

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

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Posted March 30, 2016 by docwhom in Podcast, Uncategorized

OUT DAMNED SPOT   Leave a comment

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                                                                      “Have you got a match, Ian?”   –   “Not since Errol Flynn died.”

 

(With “Planet of Giants”, we reach Part 9 of our Name Dropping journey through the First Doctor’s character arc as represented by his changing ways of addressing Ian: in which the BBC kills a cat and Barbara spends most of the story auditioning for Lady Macbeth.)

I’d never got around to watching “Planet of Giants” before and, now that I’ve seen it, I don’t think that I was missing that much. I can see how in 1964 it would have been impractical on Doctor Who’s budget to attempt to show the TARDIS crew and the squabbling full-size inhabitants of the farmhouse in the same shot. It may even have been technically impossible. Nevertheless, as a result it comes across as two separate stories, connected only by the thinnest of plot strands.

Having had more to do than usual in the last story (“The Sensorites”), Susan’s role continues to expand with perhaps her meatiest story yet where she gets to scream “Grandfather!” on multiple occasions.

The realisation of the miniaturisation is quite well achieved, to the extent that pulling out the sink plug while the Doctor and Susan were in the pipe below was genuinely scary. Otherwise miniaturistaion is such a familiar trope (even in 1964) that there’s little to excite here.

Except of course the crucial issue of the Doctor’s means of addressing Ian during this story. He calls him: my dear boy x 10, dear boy x 5, my boy x 5, Chesterton x 5 and even Sir x 1.

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Posted January 31, 2016 by docwhom in Name Dropping, Uncategorized

DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 048 – A Happy New Year to All of You at Home   Leave a comment

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The Four Faces of Delusion break the podcasting fourth wall to wish all of their faithless listeners a very happy 2016 in this the delayed Christmas podcast.

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

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

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

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Posted January 23, 2016 by docwhom in Podcast, Uncategorized

DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 047 – Time and Relative Diners in Space   Leave a comment

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Once again, Matt’s hectic work schedule leaves Doc and Hayden alone in the Diddly Dum Whoseum waiting for him to Skype in from his mobile/cellphone while locking up and clocking out at work.

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

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

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Posted January 23, 2016 by docwhom in Podcast, Uncategorized

DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 025 – Whoniversary   Leave a comment

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

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

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

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

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Posted November 23, 2014 by docwhom in Uncategorized

DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 020 – Oi, Robot   1 comment

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For their double review of “Robot of Sherwood” and “Listen”, the Diddly Dumbers travel to Sherwood Forest itself to record the podcast.

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

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

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Posted September 18, 2014 by docwhom in Uncategorized

DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 010 – Date with the Devil   Leave a comment

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This week, the Three Who Drool return to their first port of call in their epic pub crawl of drinking establishments famous in Doctor Who lore – The Cloven Hoof in the village of Devil’s End – scene of the classic Third Doctor story “The Daemons”.

April 30th has passed into May Day and, to celebrate Beltaine, the greatest occult festival of the year (bar Halloween), the Diddly Dumbers join the villagers in performing an ancient fertility dance around the Maypole before retiring, exhausted but more fertile, to the bar to discuss three stories featuring the Devil or Devil worship – The Daemons, K9 & Company (A Girl’s Best Friend) and the double bill of The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit.

In which we find Al rubbin’ a hooded man, Doc slipping briefly into his alter ego of Bob Holness and the Rev winning the grand prize by completing his third Gold Run.

 

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Posted May 2, 2014 by docwhom in Podcast, Uncategorized