Doctor Who: Toby Hadoke’s Time Travels
Happy Times and Places 30.1 - The Seeds of Death 1

Happy Times and Places 30.1 - The Seeds of Death 1

January 24, 2022

Ubiquitous for fans of a certain age - the first Troughton story released on VHS and so pored over so much that every line, every camera move, every Ice Warrior's tummy rumble still exists somewhere imprinted in the synapses of the young collectors of yesteryear. Of which your host Toby Hadoke is one, and so his guest Jaye Butler Moore will choose many things that chime with him - but will they all chime at the same time? This is the second Happy times and Places story in a row to be directed by Michael Ferguson. A coincidence at the time of recording, but as Michael has sadly passed away since then, it means that this month can be a small tribute to his work in this little corner of the internet. 

Happy Times and Places 29.4 - The War Machines 4

Happy Times and Places 29.4 - The War Machines 4

January 21, 2022

So Ben and Polly complete their audition to be the new TARDIS crew, and the Hartnell era draws to a close in terms of stories we can actually see the whole of. So what does Pip Madeley, Twitter sensation, make of it all, and will he and Toby choose the same favourite thing as Frank Butcher from Eastenders, Skart from The Power of Kroll but not Mike Yarwood do battle against a giant computer and put a box in the ring. 

Happy Times and Places 29.3 - The War Machines 3

Happy Times and Places 29.3 - The War Machines 3

January 17, 2022

There are a few bits still missing from this. probably runs and death and jeopardy - they don't like excitement, the censors. Still, that makes the re-insertion of little bits as exciting a part of this as the story itself, which features the military attacking the War Machine to no avail, but Doctor Who (as he is no longer called) being magnificently unperturbed by the advancing menace in the episode's climax. Will host Toby Hadoke be able to guess what special guest, the very silly Pip Madeley, likes best about this? Will you? Will WOTAN?

Happy Times and Places 29.2 - The War Machines 2

Happy Times and Places 29.2 - The War Machines 2

January 14, 2022

So this is the one in which he gets called "Doctor Who" a lot! Will that be Pip Madeley's favourite thing. Or your host, Toby Hadoke's? Or are they far too sensible for that? When Toby was a youngster this was the only episode of The War Machines in existence - oh how fans used to dream of having the full story. You lot don't know you're born!

Happy Times and Places 29.1 - The War Machines 1

Happy Times and Places 29.1 - The War Machines 1

January 10, 2022

Your hosts are watching Doctor Who - the programme and the person. Oh yes, is the story with the bit people like to pretend didn't happen. Popular internet scamp Pip Madeley (what do you mean you don't follow him on Twitter? Amend that immediately) takes a not entirely serious look at Doctor Who's first proper step into the kind of story we take into our stride these days : present day Earth, London landmarks, lots of soldiers. With added poignancy because of the recent death of Jackie Lane, let's see if Pip and host Toby Hadoke are on the same wavelength... Since this was recorded the story's marvellous director Michael Ferguson also passed away.

Indefinable Magic 12 - You Say Potato, I Say Sontaran

Indefinable Magic 12 - You Say Potato, I Say Sontaran

January 7, 2022

What was your most egregious pronunciation of a Doctor Who word - Sontaran? Mandragora? Metebilis? They are all here (hopefully) with a few memories, asides, segues and jokes thrown in for good measure. You know the kind of thing - verbal diarrhoea in an anorak, that's Toby Hadoke's Time Travels.

Happy Times and Places 28.4 - Warriors of the Deep 4

Happy Times and Places 28.4 - Warriors of the Deep 4

January 3, 2022

Everybody (well nearly everybody) dies! Oh it's a grim place to spend your time is Seabase 4, but there's fun to be had trying to spot Tarpok (who since this was recorded has popped up in Village of the Angels!) and mining this often unloved story for lots of positives. Whether there should have been another way or not, there's still plenty for host Toby Hadoke to talk about, especially with advocate extraordinaire Jonathan Morris. 

Since this episode was recorded Toby's old chum, Vincent "Tarpok" Brimble popped up in Village of the Angels which is very exciting indeed!

Happy Times and Places BONUS - Twice Upon A Time

Happy Times and Places BONUS - Twice Upon A Time

December 31, 2021

Another festive treat for you all, recorded terrifyingly close to release, as Christmas comes again just as its afterglow threatens to vanish. This time, the young guest offers a Christmas past as your Christmas present, and brings with him hope of Christmas future - at 15 Joe is the youngest guest the podcast has ever had, and brings an insight rare for this type of thing. But bear in mind, he's a 15 year old whose Top Ten of Who has Davison, Troughton and Colin Baker stories in it : as well as this, the last episode of the Capaldi/Moffat area. Can your host Toby Hadoke get even close to being in tune with the attitudes of someone born just after Rose aired? There's only one way to find out...

Happy Times and Places 28.3 - Warriors of the Deep 3

Happy Times and Places 28.3 - Warriors of the Deep 3

December 27, 2021

Everybody was kung-fu fighting! Well, Ingrid Pitt was. This is an infamous episode, thanks to the Pitt/Myrka combo that has come in for a fair amount of stick - but that's not going to stop an outpouring of love from Big Finish and BBC Books scribe Jonathan Morris, and indeed your host Toby Hadoke, who is very keen to play Where's Wally with the mysterious Sea Base staff member Paroli...

Happy Times and Places BONUS EPISODE - The Next Doctor

Happy Times and Places BONUS EPISODE - The Next Doctor

December 25, 2021

Season's Greetings, and here is your podcast present. Here's hoping Christmas is a Happy Time and Place for you and that you can join host Toby Hadoke and guest, podcaster David Steel (The Power of 3) for this trip to this Special of Christmas Past. From a time where David Tennant could conceivably turn into David Morrissey, it has the return of the Cybermen, flashbacks to Doctors of old, Dickensian urchins, a plucky female sidekick, a delicious villain and a bonkers ending with a giant Cyber Crazy Thing stomping about Victorian (yes, Victorian) London. Oh, and as it is Christmas, there's a special gift for you at the end of the podcast in the form of... well, another guest, who provides some fascinating insights into the production... and might just swing the balance of the contest... Oh and incidentally, a happy Christmas to all off you at home...

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