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TOBY HADOKE

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Chortle Award Winner               Sony Nominee            BBC Audio Awards Finalist

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STAND-UP COMEDIAN

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MOTHS ATE MY DOCTOR WHO SCARF

VOICE OVER ARTIST

PRESENTER

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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 (March 2019)

I was very honoured to be the subject of the latest episode of Stuart Goldsmith’s highly regarded Comedian’s Comedian Podcast. I talk about the state of the circuit, some of my influences and the background of my shows – amongst quite a lot of other things (it’s quite a long conversation!). It is available here.

BBC Sounds currently has every episode of Tinsel Girl – the radio series starring Cherylee Houston about a wheelchair trying to negotiate the world of dating – available to listen to. I pop us as various people in three out of the four series. You can hear them all here.

I’m back in the 7th Dimension for three weekends from March 9th, introducing a raft of classic science fiction including a brilliant adaptation of Chocky starring Eric Thompson, Big Finish’s fantastic new rendering of The Prisoner, and a binaural presentation of Nigel Kneale’s classic The Stone Tape

I am the guest of the latest episode of Neil Perryman’s excellent podcast Perfect Night In : even if you don’t want to listen to me blathering on check out the other episodes as it’s a terrific show. But I wax lyrical about Buffy and The Singing Detective and Monster Munch – and all sorts of other things here

I am on the commentary of the latest Doctor Who animation to be released on DVD – The Macra Terror, lost for many years, comes back to life and I have the pleasure of chatting to the cast and crew who made it all those years ago, including Frazer Hines and Terence Lodge.

The Macra Terror gets all animated on DVD in March…

I did my annual Doctor Who In Memoriam video at the end of last year. You can see it here

Some more CD commentaries for Doctor Who episodes have come out from those delightful and hard working fellows at Fantom Films. I have moderated chats with the cast of Resurrection of the Daleks and various folks involved in all sorts of Martian Invasions.  Details on these, and previous releases, here.

With William Sleigh, Jim Findley and Sneh Gupta on the Resurrection of the Daleks Who Talk.

XS Malarkey is promising a fantastic set of line-ups every Tuesday in 2019. I’ll be MCing as always.  Listings details are available at  the XS Malarkey Website.

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11 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…

      1. Thank you for such wonderful readin g running through corridors Toby I’ve watched dr who since 63 and its such a joy to us to read rt c I’m still on 1 but wondering when 3 will be out know your so busy loved twice upon time dennis

  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.

  5. Very pleased to hear you back on 4 Extra – you always make me laugh. I loved it when you riffed about Robert Lang – one of my favourite actors. I once met him in a petrol station – who could miss that voice. He was happy to be recognised.

    1. Thanks Jenny: glad my meandering actor-riffs are if interest to someone! Thanks for taking the trouble to leave a nice comment 🙂

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