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WHO’S ROUND 147

WHO’S ROUND 147

BidmeadTalking about on the hoof. Thanks to a good friend of mine who is in Emmerdale I had managed to line up an interview with the marvellous Lesley Dunlop (who is also in it). Great – Frontios, one of the last remaining stories on my list, was taken care of. Unfortunately, she suddenly got a truck load of extra filming and very apologetically asked to reschedule (note to self, get back in touch with Ms Dunlop!).

This left me with about a week to go till Christmas. I already had things in motion to secure a cat with Steven Moffat chat which would take care of The Time Of Angels/Flesh And Stone and was intended to be the last Who’s Round interview. Now, suddenly, there was a story I didn’t have an interviewee for, so I had to get my thinking cap on.

I had always found a certain gentleman to be an engaged and candid contributor to the DVD range so quickly begged his email from a colleague. It was probably Ed Stradling or John Kelly but alas I begged by text and so the evidence was swept away in the great Toby’s iPhone Data Collapse of 2014 (or was it 2015? There have been so many). Anyway – thanks to my mystery benefactor.

I had to be prescriptive – I had about 2 days during which I was scheduled to be in London before Christmas, so I had absolutely no idea if it was going to be possible to convene this interview. Thankfully, my request was answered almost immediately (and, I’m pleased to say, positively) and the resulting edition is – I think – great fun. It is also in two parts, of which this is the first.

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 … ?

STUPID IDEA

I have decided to do a stupid thing.

A couple of days ago a gentleman called Jon Keefe (@jjkv007) posted on Twitter: Doctor Who 50th; a weekly podcast w everyone thoughout the history of the series interviewed by @TobyHadoke . Make this happen internet Gods. In the absence of input from any such invoked cyberspace deities, I have decided to rise to the challenge myself. Now, I obviously can’t do everyone ever, so what I propose to do is this:

I will post a podcast every week in which I interview someone from Doctor Who. My aim will be to get every single story name-checked over the course of the next 52 weeks; but name-checked through first hand, personal recollection. Big Finish have kindly offered to host the resulting interviews in their podcast. Obviously it would be very simple to go for companions or producers or major contributors, and I am indeed hoping for a full quota of them: but that would be relatively straightforward to achieve and fairly predictable … so I want minnows to rub shoulders with giants – bit part actors, vision mixers, floor managers – anyone with new stories to tell, fresh perspectives or even illustrious careers outside of Who that are so interesting that we barely touch on the Doctor himself during our conversations. And if I do get a companion, I won’t be asking what their favourite story is that’s for sure.

And this is where you come in:

 

Do you have my e-mail address? Give it to Toby!

With the podcasts being so frequent, I haven’t really got time to pussyfoot around and it’s going to have to be achieved in something of a guerrilla style. Therefore, any contacts (preferably e-mail or snail mail) readers may have that will get me to a person direct so I can drop them a line, offer them a pint or two (I’m not getting paid so neither will they sadly) and arrange something quick would be hugely appreciated. Realistically, I can probably only do people in London or Manchester, or arrange something over Skype that I can record. Also, I am cripplingly shy when it comes to making contact with people and haven’t really got the time resources to bounce negotiations back and forth – so if you know the person and could pave the way, explain the scenario and tell them I’m not a dick (I know – lying is wrong, but it’ for a good cause), that’d be even better.

As there is no money changing hands I will be asking each interviewee to nominate a charity at the end of each podcast so anyone who has enjoyed what they’ve heard can make a small donation.

So… do you have any contacts for people – no matter how obscure – who from your dealings might be happy to have me invade their privacy for about an hour? You may know the Chicki from The Macra Terror? Your uncle might have been the call boy on Colony In Space! You may even have had a one night stand with a Lakertyan: well, now’s your chance to give something back and make use of your tenuous Who connection!

If so, give me your details and I will be in touch! Sooner rather than later – I start tomorrow!