Surprisingly Soulful

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The second Diddly Dum Podcast with reviews of the new series is up – we review Thin Ice and Knock Knock. Also we review The Capitol and discuss how amazing I was at it. Direct download here if you want it.

Doc, the guy who runs the podcast, and Mark, our colleague (pictured with Daphne Ashbrook, above right) , were at the Capitol this year. Doc informs me that when he saw me onstage he turned to Mark and whispered, “He’s being very…Allan.”

Investing My Capitol

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This weekend saw us down in Crawley for the second annual The Capitol convention with the Doctor Who Appreciation Society. I got to interview the wonderful Jon Culshaw live on stage! Hopefully a video is coming soon, if I can ever wrest it from the hands of Keith Barnstormer, videographer extraordinaire and hoarder of footages.

Lack of Control

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The Slaughtered Bird offered me a choice of films to review this month and I went for The Control Group because it starred Brad Dourif. I had thought Mr Dourif’s career post-LOTR might have advanced to the point where he didn’t have to sully himself with this sort of nonsensical bullshit anymore, but there we are.

There isn’t even a control group in it. Top tip for aspiring screenwriters: if you don’t know what something is, don’t name your bloody film after it.