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.”
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.
This fortnight’s Diddly Dum podcast reviews the first two episodes of Peter Capaldi’s final series as the Doctor (sob). I get to do some clever-type talking about physics I don’t really understand, which is always nice. Direct download is here should you desire it.
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.
The Diddly Dumbos are back, and this time we’re having a whale of a time playing a Doctor Who-themed game of Just A Minute. I hope you have as much fun listening as we did recording, because we had a ball.
Crikey! Properly-well-know Starburst magazine has today released a review for this lovely venture, a limerick book with proceeds going to MIND. Awful rhymes and rotten puns, all in a good cause.
The Diddly Dumbos break down crying over the prospect of Patrick Troughton leaving Doctor Who. We’re ahead of the curve here.