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Chortle Award Winner               Sony Nominee            BBC Audio Awards Finalist

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STAND-UP COMEDIAN

WRITER

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 (December 2019)

In late November I recorded a special edition of the popular podcast Do The Right Thing with regulars Danielle Ward, Michael Legge and Margaret Cabourn-Smith. I was one guest, Stuart Maconie was the other, and a lot of fun was had. You can hear the results in 2020, I’m told. 

With Stuart Maconie after recording Do The Right Thing. Tune in soon to hear if we did.

I had the sad duty of writing a newspaper obituary for that fine actor Ian Cullen, who died very suddenly in November. I interviewed Ian a few times and pay tribute to him here

Ian Cullen on his 80th birthday, just three weeks before he died.

I have been asked to play a role in the next series of brilliant Australian time travel comedy Night Terrace (as heard on Radio 4 Extra). It stars Jackie Woodburne which means only one thing – Toby Hadoke and Susan off of Neighbours, together at last. There’s more information here…

I am currently on my fifth draft of a TV script for the BBC so with any luck it’ll be part of a new CBeebies series starting in 2020 but I’m not sure I can talk about it so yet…

The film Six Minutes To Midnight was in good shape at the cast and crew screening in November. It will be released in early 2020 and stars Eddie Izzard, Jim Broadbent, Judi Dench, James D’Arcy, Carla Juri, David Schofield, Nigel Lindsay, Kevin Eldon and … a little further down the cast list… me!

I’m in a film with Rupert Holliday-Evans (and some other actors who haven’t been in Doctor Who).

I have just recorded another drama for Radio 4 which will be broadcast in February 2020. I play a Tory MP – the character description was “roguish” which I rather enjoyed.  More soon…

I’ve been working as a consultant on the forthcoming animated DVD release of Doctor Who – The Faceless Ones. There’s an exciting new clip of it here. I have also done a bit of work behind-the-scenes on the DVD extras : how exciting!

 I’ll be MCing XS Malarkey as usual. Each Tuesday between now and Christmas we’ll have a fantastic line-up and our guests will include Dark Lord of comedy Andrew O’Neill and circuit veteran Steve Gribbin making his long awaited Malarkey debut (it’s only taken 22 years!).  Also, in a new initiative to expand our comedy calendar into other days of the week, we’ve started XS Malarkey Presents… which will feature the very best touring shows – Edinburgh Award nominee Jess Fostekew is the next one, which is fabulous news. Listings details are available at  the XS Malarkey Website.

I’ve just done another presenting job for the BBC Blu-ray range – it’s for a box set to be announced shortly. I think this documentary may prove to be my favourite so far – and its subject matter is the most arcane yet!

Outside TV Centre in November 2019 for the recording of another Doctor Who related documentary.

And finally … I’m delighted to announce that for writing work I will now be represented by the Independent Talent Group, an illustrious agency and no mistake. Onwards!

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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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