Informative and witty Doctor Who podcasts.
Happy Times and Places Omnibus - The Tribe of Gum
We're not committing ourselves to this as a title - but you know what we mean. It's the cavemen episodes bereft of their history making opening instalment that have been chosen by monster maker Jim Sangster and he and your host Toby Hadoke find a lot of similarities about their favourite things presented by these oft neglected instalments. Orb be praised.
Too Much Information 2.2 - The Survivors
OK, so The Daleks started last time, but the Daleks start this time - and they had quite a lot of development, both vocally and physically, to get them to the shapes and sounds we know and love. And yet they arrived pretty much as we have them today. This is the last episode to be recorded before Doctor Who itself was aired and it was made in the immediate aftermath of a world shattering event. Oh it was quite a busy week - and The Survivors have quite a tale to tell...
Happy Times and Places Omnibus - The Time Warrior
Special guest Tom Salinsky and your host Toby Hadoke hide away from their families over the Christmas and new year period in order to watch Jon Pertwee stalking a potato headed alien whilst Dot Cotton lives in a castle with Boba Fett. It's also your host's birth story so holds a special place in his heart - but does that mean he and his guest will be on the same wavelength? Time (Warrior) will tell...
Happy Times and Places 24.1 - Dalek
The special guest this time around is that delightful writer and comedian Iszi Lawrence. She has chosen a rare (for this podcast) New Who episode: the headline grabbing Dalek. And with Russell T Davies love rightly in the air it's worth reminding ourselves of the show's heady first year back. Will it retain its power after all these years and crucially, will Toby and Iszi agree on the same things when it comes to their appreciation of this undoubted classic...
Happy Times and Places Omnibus - Time and the Rani
A hurried release when put out as single instalments but for a good cause as guest Antoni Fletcher-Goldsmith has had a very serious health diagnosis which required a bit of support. And yet it hasn't diminished his glittery approach to life and what is more glittery than Time and the Rani? It's a tricky one for your host as it's not a favourite of his - the very opposite - but this podcast is all about celebrating Doctor Who even when it's not to your taste...
Indefinable Magic 1.10 - Credit Where Credits Are Due
These Indefinable Magic podcasts just keep getting longer (unlike the credits on TV programmes, which are getting shorter and faster). Ah well. This one is about Toby Hadoke's hill, and it's one that he'll die on. Some fans care about this stuff, and some couldn't give two hoots but tough - here is Toby Hadoke Party Political Broadcast for the Readable Credits Party. From casts in order of appearance, to special guest star billing, here is everything you need to know about who goes where on that list of names that disappears ever quicker these days...
Positive Podcasts about Doctor Who
Actor/Comedian and all around nice guy Toby Hadoke is producing a series of podcasts about Doctor Who under the umbrella title of Toby Hadoke's Time Travels. Happy Times and Places are commentaries on Classic and New stories. Indefinable Magic are sparkling essays on various aspects of the show, and Too Much Information, along with the Patreon exclusive (Far) Too Much Information are deep, deep meticulously researched dives into each episode and story. All presented with humor, wit, charm, and fun. Positivity is the name of the game, and that is what you get. Support Toby on Patreon, and you get episodes in advance, the (Far) Too Much Information exclusives, and many other goodies such as monthly AMAs. If you love Doctor Who, this is for you.
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Depth and Variety
Toby Hadoke's episodic commentaries—under the "Happy Times and Places" banner—are delightful romps through random DOCTOR WHO episodes, but his fact-filled examinations of the show's production—"Too Much Information"—and personal essays on esoteric elements of the series—"Indefinable Magic"—are the apex of the podcast medium. Hadoke's depth of knowledge and height of passion is unequalled.