Category Archives: Toby Hadoke’s Who’s Round

Who’s Round Archive 6-10

TH-WhosRound-generalContinuing my repositioning of the early Who’s Round blurbs from the Podcast page into the blog (because it was taking up a lot of space and has been superseded by the brilliant work of Ian Atkins at Big Finish – he has done a definitive list):

Episode Six: Waris Hussein
Only the first ever blooming director of Doctor Who! And a timely interview because he was fresh from the readthrough of An Adventure In Space And Time, the Mark Gatiss docu-drama about the genesis of Doctor Who. So we discuss that, being an outsider and passing up A For Andromeda… Chosen charity: Cancer Research At The Royal Marsden.

Episode SevenAdrienne Burgess and Martin Cochrane
Two for the price of none as a pair bonded thesp couple share their memories of working on two very different scripts from the same writer (Adrienne was Veet in The Sunmakers, Martin was Chellack in The Caves Of Androzani). I talk acting with a deaf person, managing a star and boring three-shots with a delightful couple who straddle some of the more sublime and ridiculous moments of Doctor Who. Chosen charity: The Fatherhood Institute.

ForknallEpisode EightRobert Forknall
He may only have been credited as “Guard” but this charming fellow has loads of stories about fulfilling his lifelong ambition of being in Doctor Who. From accosting the director on a train to coming out to David Tennant and chaperoning Tom Baker, the show runs through this chap’s veins and he proves to be the most enthusiastic company in what is currently the Who’s Round with the most background noise (it took place in Patisserie Valerie on Leicester Square, fact fans). Chosen charity: World Wildlife Fund or Save The Snow Leopard.

Osoba compressedEpisode NineTony Osoba  
One of “those” actors : a ubiquitous face who has cropped up in everything. He has appeared in iconic comedies and prime time dramas – if he wasn’t in them, they weren’t really worth bothering about. So what a treat to discuss white costumes, not being dead and the wonder of the motor car with a genuine TV icon. Chosen charity: MacMillan Nurses and Guide Dogs For The Blind.

palmerEpisode Ten: Valentine Palmer 
Another recognisable character actor – he had a major role in Day Of The Daleks but didn’t feature on the DVD. Outisde who he has notched up a number of high profile credits in the 70s before getting bored and forging many different paths which ultimately took him to the John Lewis cafe near Tottenham Court Road to chat about Jon Pertwee, Jeremy Brett not being allowed in the sun, and the conspiracy theories that surround the Titanic. Chosen charity: Medicins Sans Frontieres.

 

Who’s Round episode 132

This week’s Who’s Round continues my chat with George Gallaccio, whose career as a BBC producer after his days as Doctor Who’s production associate took in all sorts of classics including Bergerac, The Omega Factor and Miss Marple. He was also offered the top job on our beloved show and explains his reasons for not doing it :
http://www.bigfinish.com/podcasts/v/toby-hadoke-s-who-s-round-132-august-02

Who’s Round Archive 1-5

I am updating my website and as Big Finish*  have now put up a handy alphabetical link of every Who’s Round episode and accompanied each one with the relevant charity link, I’m taking my incomplete list off my Podcast page. Instead of wasting them I shall post them here as they may be useful for wandering web tourists. Click on the episode to take you to it: same with the charity.

Episode One (Jan 7th 2013) – Susan Moore & Steve Mansfield
7th Doctor era model makers Steve and Sue argue their way entertainingly through tales of melting heads and blue demons, but there’s time for a couple of Tom Baker story anecdotes too (ooh, and a borderline Davison – good start). Chosen charity: The Alzheimer’s Society.

andrew-smith-03Episode Two (Jan 11th 2013)  – Andrew Smith
4th Doctor writer Andrew Smith – the first fully paid up Doctor Who fan to get a writing job on the series (there may have been one or two since though, you know) talks policing, reading things about himself that he doesn’t remember in someone else’s autobiography, and Max Sammett. Chosen Charity: The Lily Foundation.

Episode Three (Jan 15th 2013) – Glyn Jones
The earliest surviving writer from Doctor Who, Glyn Jones, has the other distinction of being only one of an illustrious triumvirate to have both written for and acted in the series. Glyn talks about his native South Africa, looking like the Michelin Man, and why he regrets making Xeros for boys only : and does so all the way from Crete)  Chosen Charity: Forgot to ask so the default is The Psoriasis Association.  (Post script: Glyn sadly passed away on 2nd April 2014)

Episode Four (Jan 26th 2013) – Ian Cullen
Ian Cullen has had an impressive career which began as a boy actor in 1952 and continues apace today. We met up in Surrey where he teaches drama to youngsters and talked colourful costumes, Jon Pertwee’s sense of humour and being killed off shockingly in both Blake’s 7  and Z-Cars. Oh, and about playing Ixta in the classic story The Aztecs of course. Chosen Charity: Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Episode Five (Feb 12th 2013) Kevin McNally
Four episodes of Doctor Who are just a tiny speckle on the CV of one of the country’s most respected character actors. He’s such a coup for this free podcast that even my 12 year old son was impressed when I showed him this picture of an illustrious thesp with whom I discussed pirates, bad acting and sex .. or to be more precise, Mr Sex! Oh, and looking like a “dream sequence char-lady” in The Twin Dilemma. Chosen Charity: forgot to ask so I’m going to nominate The Psoriasis Association as I am involved with them and they do very good work.

*(namely Ian Atkins who does the online production of the podcast)

Ray Lonnen RIP

Ray Lonnen RIP

Ray LonnenA couple of weeks ago I was very sad to learn of the death of Ray Lonnen – a fine, understated actor who took part in a couple of television shows that deserve to be remembered for a very long time: namely Harry’s Game and The Sandbaggers. I had the good fortune of visiting Ray a couple of times – most recently an evening a couple of months ago of fish and chips a chatting about his good friend Richard Shaw. Ray had showed me some paintings he had which had been done by Richard and kindly offered to share his memories of the late Quatermass actor. Ray had a lot of empathy for others and behind the considered decency that emanated from him was a twinkle and a wry sense of humour.  He and his lovely wife Tara were extremely hospitable and I had kept in touch with them since I interviewed them both for my Who’s Round project last year. They, along with their good friend Bernard Holley, came to see my West End double bill in November despite Ray being in a lot of pain. I was flattered to have known him and pleased to have had the opportunity to provide Ray’s Guardian obituary here. I can’t thank Tara enough for her help with this – her positive attitude and encouragement for others even shining through at a most difficult time for her and the family. If the world is a bit of a struggle sometimes, following Tara on Twitter is recommended – she’s an empathic person with an infectious optimism : find her at @TaraWardBooks.

My Who’s Round interview with Ray and Tara can be found here.

It’s typical of the fellow that the last contact I had from him was after he found out my other half’s name: it’s unusual and he postulated that it might have been inspired by a film of the same name. I admitted that I thought that that was the case but that I didn’t know much about it. After a short time there was an email from Ray with a link to the movie and everything about it. He was  a thoughtful man for whom nothing was too much trouble.

Rest In peace Ray.

TOBY HADOKE’S WHO’S ROUND – Mission Statement

Hello, you are hopefully someone who has worked on Doctor Who in front of or behind the cameras, and who has been directed to this website by a friend or colleague. Thanks for popping over, and please allow me to explain my lunatic scheme :

 

I am a professional actor, writer, stand-up comedian and sometime Doctor Who historian. My one man comedy show Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf went to the West End, got a Sony nomination when it transferred to radio, and toured the world. I currently host The 7th Dimension on BBC Radio 4 Extra. You can check my credentials by having a look around this website. For 2013 I have set myself rather a foolhardy – but I hope fun and interesting – mission.

Doctor Who is 50 this year: my plan is to interview as many people involved with the programme as possible, and to put the results online as an audio podcast (a sort of internet radio show). If memories are scant, fear not. We need not confine ourselves to Doctor Who – in fact, it is you that I am interested in. I want you to feel free to steer the conversation to your wider credits, career highlights, passions, bugbears … anything, but most of all to enjoy yourself. All I need is one anecdote from whichever stories you have first hand knowledge of, so that I can cross them off my list.

I will happily travel to meet you : in and around the London or Manchester areas would be certainly doable, but I’m not ruling out anywhere as comedy involves a lot of travel so I might end up passing by your way anyway. I am a slave to the itinerant nature of being a jobbing actor and comic, alas, so batting about availability might be an annoying process initially: if you leave your contact details as a comment on this blog they will remain private as said comments can’t be published without me doing so (which I won’t). Failing that, I am on Facebook as Toby Hadoke and Twitter as @TobyHadoke. The interview itself will only take about 30 minutes. If we can’t meet up, I can do the whole thing on Skype so no-one even has to leave their house. The podcast will be free, and I am not getting paid, so I’m afraid that there is no remuneration. The best I can offer is to buy you a drink or two, or maybe coffee and a cake. I will ask you to nominate a charity which we will encourage listeners to donate to at the end.

 

I hope that this is of interest and that you would like to take part. Thanks for reading.

TOBY HADOKE’S WHO’S ROUND

Toby Hadoke’s Who’s Round

For some background on this foolhardy quest, see here.

The Podcasts themselves can be found at the Big Finish Website where it is one of their Ranges. On this page you will also find an alphabetical list of the interviewees plus information on the charities recommended by my subjects.

In 2013, with the help and technical support of Big Finish, I will be embarking on a quest to interview as many people as possible from Doctor Who’s illustrious history. The aim being, in 52 weeks, to get a first hand anecdote about every single story. I am providing a list of all the televised adventures here, and will highlight the ones we have covered in red, with the episode number and anecdotee’s name added. For some stories we may get more than one anecdote, because I don’t play by no rules suckas.

UPDATE – This is where I currently am as far as the latest release (August 2015) is concerned. Stories not yet covered are in black.

 

William Hartnell
An Unearthly Child (Waris Hussein #6)
The Daleks (Clive Doig #12 Brian White #47)
The Edge of Destruction
Marco Polo (Waris Hussein #6, Philip Voss #46)
The Keys of Marinus (Special #11)
The Aztecs (Ian Cullen #4)
The Sensorites (Ilona Rodgers #42)
The Reign of Terror (Clive Doig #12)
Planet of Giants (Clive Doig #12)
The Dalek Invasion of Earth (B Kay #18)
The Rescue (Maureen O’Brien #95)
The Romans (Dorothy-Rose Gribble #79)
The Web Planet (Richard Martin #80/105)
The Crusade (Bernard Kay#18, V Ritelis#26)
The Space Museum (Glyn Jones #3, Jeremy Bulloch #77)
The Chase (Richard Martin #105)
The Time Meddler (Norman Hartley # 122)
Galaxy 4 (Clive Doig #12)
Mission to the Unknown (Edward De Souza #88)
The Myth Makers (Barrie Ingham #16)
The Daleks’ Master Plan (Vik Ritelis #26)
The Massacre (Fiona Cumming #23, David Weston #33)
The Ark (Terence Bayler #74)
The Celestial Toymaker (Bill Sellars #119)
The Gunfighters (Matthew Jacobs #43, William Hurndell #73)
The Savages (Peter Thomas, Andrew Lodge#15)
The War Machines (Margot Hayhoe #53)
The Smugglers (Derek Martin #115)
The Tenth Planet (Alexandra Tynan #130)Jon Pertwee
Spearhead from Space (C Rawlins #19, Prentis Hancock #129)
Doctor Who and the Silurians (Christine Rawlins #19, Sue Upton #49)
The Ambassadors of Death (Christine Rawlins #19, Gordon Sterne #22, John Moreno #40, Margot Hayhoe #53)
Inferno (Christine Rawlins #19, S Upton #49)
Terror of the Autons (Margot Hayhoe #53)
The Mind of Evil (Derek Martin #115)
The Claws of Axos (Bernard Holley #41)
Colony In Space (Bernard Kay #18)
The Daemons (Sue Upton #52)
Day of the Daleks (Valentine Palmer #10)
The Curse of Peladon (David Troughton #60)
The Sea Devils (Tony Miller #113)
The Mutants (Fiona Cumming #22)
The Time Monster (Sue Upton #52)
The Three Doctors (Rex & Pat Robinson #45)
Carnival of Monsters (Terence Lodge #116)
Frontier In Space (Ray Lonnen #27)
Planet of the Daleks (Prentis Hancock #129)
The Green Death (Colin Mapson #22)
The Time Warrior (Marcia Wheeler #84/108)
Invasion of the Dinosaurs (George Gallaccio #131/132)
Death to the Daleks (Joy Harrison #123, Tim Humphries #120)
The Monster of Peladon (Rex Robinson #45, Marcia Wheeler #84/108)
Planet of the Spiders (John Kane #65)

 

Peter Davison
Castrovalva (Fiona Cumming #22)
Four To Doomsday (Paul Shelley #38)
Kinda (Anne Faggetter #133, Matthew Waterhouse #96)
The Visitation (Anthony Calf #114)
Black Orchid (Roger Limb #48)
Earthshock (June Bland #118)
Time-Flight (Matthew Waterhouse #96)
Arc of Infinity (Roger Limb #48)
Snakedance (F Cumming #22, Bob Mills #29)
Mawdryn Undead (Stephen Garlick #109)
Terminus (Roger Limb #48)
Enlightenment (Fiona Cumming #22)
The King’s Demons (Sue Upton #49)
The Five Doctors (Keith Hodiak #127)
Warriors of the Deep (Tara Ward #27)
The Awakening
Frontios
Resurrection of the Daleks
Planet of Fire (Fiona Cumming #22)
The Caves of Androzani (Martin Cochrane #7)

 

Sylvester McCoy
Time And the Rani (William Dudman #14)
Paradise Towers (Ian Fraser #24)
Delta And the Bannermen (Dudman #14)
Dragonfire (Moore/Mansfield #1)
Remembrance of the Daleks (Ian Fraser #24)
The Happiness Patrol (Moore/Mansfield #1)
Silver Nemesis
The Greatest Show In the Galaxy (Chris Jury #86, Chris Guard #89) Battlefield (Moore/Mansfield #1, Dorota Rae #109) 
Ghost Light
The Curse of Fenric (Stephen Moore/Susan Mansfield #1, Fraser #24)
Survival

 

Christopher Eccleston
Rose (Russell T Davies #50)
The End Of The World (Zoe Wanamaker #30)
The Unquiet Dead (Russell T Davies #50)
Aliens Of London/World War Three
Dalek (Russell T Davies (#50)
The Long Game (Russell T Davies #50)
Father’s Day
The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances (RTD #51)
Boom Town (Russell T Davies #51)
Bad Wolf/The Parting Of The Ways (Nicholas Pegg #39, Russell T Davies #51)

 

Matt Smith
The Eleventh Hour (Arthur Darvill #57)
The Beast Below 
Victory Of The Daleks (Nicholas Pegg #39)
The Time Of Angels/Flesh And Stone (Steven Moffat #100)
The Vampires Of Venice (Arthur Darvill #57)
Amy’s Choice (Arthur Darvill #57)
The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood (Arthur Darvill #57)
Vincent And The Doctor (Steven Moffat #100 – ahem)
The Lodger (Ben Peyton #34)
The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang (Simon Fisher-Becker #32)
A Christmas Carol
The Impossible Astronaut/Day Of The Moon
The Curse Of The Black Spot
The Doctor’s Wife
The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People
A Good Man Goes To War (Dan Starkey #35, Simon Fisher-Becker #32)
Let’s Kill Hitler
Night Terrors
The Girl Who Waited
The God Complex
Closing Time
The Wedding Of River Song (Simon Fisher-Becker #32)
The Doctor, The Widow And The Wardrobe
Asylum Of The Daleks (Nicholas Pegg #39)
Dinosaurs On A Spaceship (S Metzstein #13)
A Town Called Mercy (Saul Metzstein #13)
The Power Of Three
The Angels Take Manhatten
The Snowmen (Saul Metzstein #13, Dan Starkey #35)
The Bells Of St John
The Rings Of Akhaten
Cold War
Hide
Journey To The Centre Of The TARDIS
The Crimson Horror (Saul Metzstien #13, Dan Starkey #35)
Nightmare In Silver
The Name Of The Doctor (Saul Metzstein #13, Dan Starkey #35)

 

 

Patrick Troughton
The Power of the Daleks
The Highlanders (Fiona Cumming #22)
The Underwater Menace (Alexandra Tynan #130)
The Moonbase (Alexandra Tynan #130, Frazer Hines #91)
The Macra Terror (John Davies #62, Ann Faggetter #133, Terence Lodge #116)
The Faceless Ones (Bernard Kay #18)
The Evil of the Daleks (Roger Bunce #69/104)
The Tomb of the Cybermen (Bernard Holley #41)
The Abominable Snowmen (Malcolm Middleton #78)
The Ice Warriors (Sheenagh Wreyford #36)
The Enemy of the World (Tony Millier #113, David Troughton #60)
The Web of Fear (Paul Cole #12)
Fury from the Deep (William Dudman #14, Margot Hayhoe #53)
The Wheel In Space (Marcia Wheeler #84/108)
The Dominators (Philip Voss #46)
The Mind Robber (Christopher Robbie #20, Hamish Wilson 51)
The Invasion (Norman Hartley #122)
The Krotons (Frazer Hines #91)
The Seeds of Death (Martin Cort #11)
The Space Pirates (Peter Neill #47)
The War Games (Vernon Dobtcheff #31, Terence Bayler #74)Tom Baker
Robot (Bernie Newnham #47)
The Ark in Space (Rodney Bennett #112)
The Sontaran Experiment (Glyn Jones #3, Rodney Bennett 112, Roger Murray-Leach #134/135)
Genesis of the Daleks (Tony Millier #113)
Revenge of the Cybermen (C Robbie #20)
Terror of the Zygons (George Gallaccio #131/132)
Planet of Evil (Roger Murray-Leach #134/135, Prentis Hancock #129)
Pyramids of Mars (George Gallaccio #131/132)
The Android Invasion
The Brain of Morbius (Les McCallum #87)
The Seeds of Doom (John Challis #111)
The Masque of Mandragora (Rodney Bennett #112, Les McCallum #87)
The Hand of Fear (Rex Robinson #45)
The Deadly Assassin (Susan Moore #1)
The Face of Evil (Susan Moore #1)
The Robots of Death (Brian Croucher #83)
The Talons of Weng-Chiang (Roger Murray-Leach #134/135)
Horror of Fang Rock (Rio Fanning #67)
The Invisible Enemy (Edmund Pegge #37)
Image of the Fendahl (Derek Martin #115)
The Sun Makers (Adrienne Burgess #7)
Underworld (John Leeson #90)
The Invasion of Time (Colin Mapson #22)
The Ribos Operation (Prentis Hancock #129)
The Pirate Planet ()
The Stones of Blood (John Leeson #90)
The Androids of Tara (Doreen James #25)
The Power of Kroll (Philip Bird #110)
The Armageddon Factor (Sue Upton #49)
Destiny of the Daleks (Tony Osoba #9, Peter Straker #28))
City of Death (Doreen James #25)
The Creature from the Pit (Geoffrey Bayldon #117)
Nightmare of Eden (Rob Goodman #68)
The Horns of Nimon
The Leisure Hive
Meglos (Crawford Logan #72)
Full Circle (Andrew Smith #2)
State of Decay (Terrance Dicks #55)
Warriors’ Gate (David Weston #33)
The Keeper of Traken (Roger Limb #48)
Logopolis (Margot Hayhoe #53)

 

Colin Baker
The Twin Dilemma (Kevin McNally #5)
Attack of the Cybermen (Nicola Bryant #47)
Vengeance On Varos (Philip Martin #64/70, Jason Connery #70)
The Mark of the Rani (William Ilkley #17)
The Two Doctors (Frazer Hines #91)
Timelash (Nicola Bryant #47)
Revelation of the Daleks (Roger Limb #48, Colin Spaull #106)
The Trial of a Timelord:
The Mysterious Planet (Lynda Bellingham #71/85, Dominic Glynn #66)
Mindwarp (Philip Martin #64/70)
Terror of the Vervoids (Rob Godman #68, Lynda Bellingham#71/85)
The Ultimate Foe (Ian Fraser #24)

 

Paul McGann
The Only One With Paul McGann In It (Matthew Jacobs #43)

 

David Tennant
The Christmas Invasion (Russell T Davies #51)
New Earth (Zoe Wanamaker #30)
Tooth and Claw (Russell T Davies #52)
School Reunion (Russell T Davies #52)
The Girl in the Fireplace
Rise of the Cybermen/The Age of Steel
The Idiot’s Lantern
The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit
Love & Monsters
Fear Her
Army of Ghosts/Doomsday (Nicholas Pegg #39)
The Runaway Bride
Smith and Jones
The Shakespeare Code
Gridlock
Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks (Nicholas Pegg #39)
The Lazarus Experiment
42
Human Nature/The Family of Blood
Blink (Ian Boldsworth #44)
Utopia (Robert Forknall #8)
The Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords
Voyage of the Damned
Partners in Crime
The Fires of Pompeii
Planet of the Ood
The Sontaran Stratagem/The Poison Sky (Dan Starkey #35)
The Doctor’s Daughter
The Unicorn & the Wasp (David Quilter #21)
Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead
Midnight
Turn Left
The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End (Nicholas Pegg #39)
The Next Doctor
Planet of the Dead
The Waters of Mars
The End of Time (Dan Starkey #35)

 

Ones I Didn’t Have To Do But Have Done Anyway
Doctor Who And The Daleks (film)
Shada (Daniel Hill
K-9 And Company (Gillian Martell
A Fix With Sontarans (Gareth Jenkins
Slipback
Dimensions In Time (David Roden 
Death Comes To Time (Johnny Candon #47)
An Adventure In Space And Time (Mark Gatiss #98)
The Day Of The Doctor (Steven Moffat #100)
The Time Of The Doctor (Steven Moffat #100)
The Five-ish Doctors Reboot (Steven Moffat #100)
Night Of The Doctor (Steven Moffat #100)

Oh, and if you know anyone who has been in Doctor Who (looking at that list, preferably loads of them!), do get in touch!

What have I let myself in for … ?