Category Archives: Doctor Who

Tickets available

OK, it’s official, tickets are available for my two fringe shows.

Now I Know My BBC is a brand new hour which will be performed between 5th-29th August, at 6.55pm at Belly Laugh at The Underbelly. It should contain the same mix of personal, satirical and heartfelt humour as my last show, and it’s been shaping up quite nicely in the previews (of which there are many more to come). It has a much broader scope than Moths, but I’m sure the Doctor will get a mention. Quatermass certainly does, and I can confidently claim I’m the only comic who’ll be doing that this year! Tickets are available from the venue or from the Edinburgh Fringe site.

Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf is definitely winding down, so we’re doing one final Edinburgh performance at the massive Edinburgh International Conference Centre. It should be a huge event, and a final opportunity for many of you to see it live. Tickets are available for the August 20th show from the Edinburgh Fringe site or from the venue.

I haven’t been blogging because, frankly, my writing time has been spent on the forthcoming show, but I have been keeping a diary of the various things I’ve been up to for the Doctor Who DVDs I’ve been working on this month. I will upload the memories from those experiences when the specific releases are announced, but there are some fun tales to tell and I’m really looking forward to them hitting the shops. I’ve been working with two wonderful programme makers, Ed Stradling and Steve Broster, on a documentary feature which is right up my street, and the work progresses well. We have one more shooting day in a week or so, and the boys have been good company as we’ve schlepped up and down the country interviewing people. I have done a commentary for another story (with producer John Kelly, who always gets a good line up) in the past week or so, and am doing another (for one of my favourite stories) with Steve in a week or so.

Also, exciting news about a book I have co-written with Doctor Who writer Rob Shearman will be announced shortly.

I promise to blog with more than pluggage soon, but frankly, I’m knackered.

So I’ll leave you with a fascinating fact – like Leo McKern and Elton John, Mervyn Pinfield, Doctor Who’s mysterious original Associate Producer, was actually called Reginald.

Moths went to Pitlochry last month - a long way, but beautiful.

Mind Bloggles

Cripes, I’ve entered the 21st century. Welcome to my brand spanking new website, which I’ll be spending the next day or so editing and bringing up-to-date. I will also be blogging – but not incessantly about what I had for tea or who I think could still be Dorothy. I’ll try to keep it pithy and interesting, and around the things I do professionally – comedy, acting and, of course, talking about Doctor Who. Anyway, this is just an experiment to see if someone with my limited technical skills and a laptop made out of wattle and daub can successfully do this without spoon feeding. Big, big thanks to Mark Attwood for being so proactive on this, and to Steve Wild for his patience, time and tuition: two men without whom my life and output would be much, much poorer.

And now, a picture of Terrance Dicks, just to see if I can do something of advanced technicality:

Terrance Dicks - Monster Of Peladon Commentary

Oh look, I can!

That was Terrance as the DVD commentary recording of The Monster Of Peladon, 27th June 2008.

Right, just a couple more bits of experimentation and then to the main site itself to do some tidying.

And finally, a link to my Facebook Page.