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TOBY HADOKE

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Chortle Award Winner               Sony Nominee            BBC Audio Awards Finalist

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MOTHS ATE MY DOCTOR WHO SCARF

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“Superior stand-up skills – very, very funny” – The Guardian

“Likeable, self-deprecating and armed with impeccable timing” – The Dubliner

“A comedy genius” – Metro

LATEST UPDATES (May 2018)

I am still gigging regularly at The Comedy Store, XS Malarkey and the 99 Club but one offs will be scarce or non-existent for the next few months because…

Most of the rest of this year will be taken up with putting my forthcoming book about Quatermass (from Miwk Publishing) together. I recently secured some fantastic interviews and this month there is a lot of paperwork to be trawled though, some of it containing some pretty exciting things…

I will be spending the summer doing Shakespeare in the open air again: more details to follow once it’s all set in stone.

Solar bear Oscar McLeod (voiced by yours truly) as imagined by DWM.

If you haven’t already, get Tales from New Earth : out now from Big Finish. There’ve been a few more very positive reviews about it recently, including one in the official Doctor Who Magazine which, ahem, says … “In a blistering performance, Hadoke makes Oscar an instantly memorable and irresistibly endearing character.” So that’s nice.

Michael E Briant and David Sulkin OBE remember Revenge of the Cybermen, whereas I can’t even remember to shave.

A couple more Fantom Films Who Talks are out this month, and I’m on both of them, discussing such disparate fare as The Massacre and Revenge of the Cybermen with such key players as director Michael E Briant, actors Peter Purves, Chris Tranchell and David Collings, script editor Donald Tosh and more…

Very funny comedian : quietly voiced sarcasm and deadly barbs from Jenny Collier.

This month at XS Malarkey there are some great acts on including the delightfully pesky Jenny Collier doing her first ever headline gig for us. She will doubtless do lots of fabulous material – softly spoken but surprisingly near the knuckle which will have everyone in hysterics. Edinburgh Award nominee Jordan Brookes, who is very difficult to describe – except to say that he’s very funny but not in a way that anybody else is – returns More details at the XS Malarkey Website.

Ongoing news but good news …

My dramatisation of Nigel Kneale’s famous lost television play, The Road, for Radio 4 was recorded in Maida Vale at the beginning of February. The cast is phenomenal : Mark Gatiss, Adrian Scarborough, Hattie Morahan, Colin McFarlane, Susan Wokoma, Francis Magee and Ralph Ineson.  It will be the Halloween Fright Night production for BBC Radio 4 on October 27th.  It is one of my proudest achievements.      STOP PRESS: There will be a tie in event on the night in Manchester – so don’t go making any plans! More details to follow…

What a team – and they look like they’ve enjoyed going along The Road!
 

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7 thoughts on “Home”

  1. Hi Toby,

    I really enjoyed your radio 4 play (say that phrase rather quickly for instant hilarity…). Impressive juggling act between daft jokes and real emotion – with a soupcon of who-isms for the cognoscenti. Cheers!

    Dave McG

  2. Adored your play “The Man Who Fell to Earth”. It became quite sad towards the end – for those of us who have lost our parents will know. All in all, great stuff indeed.

  3. Hi Toby enjoying reading “running through corridors two” greatly ( when does vol 3 come out ? I hope the what between volumes isnt too long this time) but on page 119 you say Robert Holmes made up the word “Tellurian”. Sorry he didn’t make it up, it’s rooted in latin, meaning “things of or pertaining to the earth”
    One of the things I still love about Dr Who is it often sends me scurrying for the dictionary, though Robert Holmes does that more than most writers. He sent me to look “Tellurian” up when I watched the repeat in the five faces of Dr Who back in 81.
    When does the dvds of “moths” etc come out ?

    Best Wishes

    1. Ah, I sit corrected. Nice nugget of info, thanks. And thanks for reading.

      Not sure re: DVDs and Volume Three. Hopefully there latter won’t be as long: I prodded Rob the other day. Watch this space…

  4. Hi Toby. I was deeply touched to see the In Memoriam video of Dr Who related people for 2017- it included my father Chick Anthony – twice ! He was also in the image of Chris Holcombe. I didn’t know he had died too. I remember my father mentioning him when I was a child. Could you send me the original pic the you circled Chris in please – and Chick is in the front row middle. I’ve not seen that shot before. Do you have any others by the way ? many thanks.

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