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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

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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 (June 2019)

I will be your host for the next three weekends on The 7th Dimension on BBC Radio 4 Extra at the usual times of 6-7pm and midnight-1am. There’s some good stuff on including the glorious Aliens in the Mind with Peter Cushing and Vincent Price and a play by Don Webb, who has given me a bit of insight into it which I’ll share with the listeners.

I was on hand to introduce some fantastic archive programming on The Golden Age of American Radio on BBC Radio 4 Extra. You’ve got until 22nd June to listen to three hours of super broadcasting and some fascinating context and documentary material. It’s  a great show and I’m very proud of it. Have a listen here.

I had to write two Guardian obituaries in quick succession as we said goodbye to Avon himself, Paul Darrow, and a man with a voice that could move mountains and woo angels, Stephen Thorne. I had the privilege of spending time with both men and enjoyed their company a lot – the acting profession owes them both a great deal.

I also made an audio contribution to Obituariesville by being a guest on The Last Word, where I to the chance to tell listeners about the unpredictable genius of the above mentioned Ian Cognito. You can listen to the episode here.

The next Doctor Who Blu-Ray box set has been announced. It is Season 10, and this Jon Pertwee fest will feature a documentary fronted by me called Looking For Lennie in which I try to find out all I can about the late Australian director, who died in tragic circumstances and before Doctor Who fandom had a chance to get to know him. It’ll be released in July.

I go Looking For Lennie on the next Doctor Who Blu-Ray set, but will I find anything?

It’s Edinburgh Preview Season at XS Malarkey. I’ll be MCing them all and there are some really big names trying their fringe entries out before August: Tony Law, Sarah Kendall, Sara Barron, Rob Rouse and Catherine Bohart are among those taking part.    Listings details are available at  the XS Malarkey Website.

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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