Chortle Award Winner Sony Nominee BBC Audio Awards Finalist
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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 (January 2019)
I did my annual Doctor Who In Memoriam video at the end of last year. You can see it here.
Over Christmas I had the sad duty of writing an obituary for TV producer – and erstwhile Doctor Who director – Bill Sellars for the Guardian. You can read it here.
I got off to a flying start in January with three different Doctor Who related projects. I’ll have to shoot you and myself if I say any more other than what fun they were and that you will like them.
I was recently interviewed by Stuart Goldsmith for his Comedian’s Comedian podcast. I’m now replaying the conversation in my head in the early hours and thinking about what I should have said. So keep an eye out for that – it’s an honour to have been asked.
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 Darrol Blake, Susan Engel, Nick McArdle, Carolyn Montagu and John Lesson (with a bonus track featuring Shirin Taylor) on The Stones of Blood and with Ann Davies, Richard Martin, Carole Ann Ford, Spencer Chapman, Nick Evans, Peter Badger and Clive Doig on The Dalek Invasion of Earth. Details on these, and previous releases, here.
Quatermass and the Pit comes is still out on Blu-Ray – a great Christmas present for your favourite admirer of classic TV (it really is one of the best TV serials ever made). I have been working on the release, donating a large amount of photographic and audio material, as well as presenting the commentaries on all six episodes. Not many cast and crew survive, but if they do, we got them, and they have been spliced in with some recordings of my chats with those who are no longer with us. The film sequences have been remastered and they look extraordinary. It’s going to be a terrific release considering the age of the source material and is well worth a look.
I have recorded some audios for the fabulous new entertainment producers Sound of Thunder who are making some delightful original content from a great talent pool. More details here. And they gave me an apple tree, the lovely people!
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.
I have also made another documentary for the Doctor Who Blu-Ray range – A Weekend with Waterhouse finds me breakfasting with Adric and getting up close and personal with the man who played him. Chris Chapman is the superb programme maker behind this and a few more productions that we are currently working on for later on in the range.
My Big Finish podcast Toby Hadoke’s Who’s Round enjoyed a terrific Christmas special in the company of that fine actress and Equity president Maureen Beattie – the exact future release schedule isn’t certain but keep an eye out here.