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Episode 53: First Christmas
Richard arrives in the Something Who bunker and unfortunately breaks the fourth wall at the time of year you really struggle to get a builder.
This is our Christmas special, comparing the first Doctor Who Christmas episode of all - 1965's The Feast of Steven, Episode 7 of the epic Daleks' Master Plan - with the Christmas Invasion, the the first Christmas special of the modern era from 2005. With excursions into Terry Nation's comedy, Hancock and variety shows.
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Giles' book A History of the Universe in 21 Stars: (and 3 Imposters) can be found in all good bookshops and also here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/History-Universe-21-Stars-Imposters/dp/1787394654/
Gav's book Doctor Who: Dalek Combat Training Manual can be found here (other retailers are available) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1785945327/
Also find his excellent YouTube series Terry Nation Army here: https://youtube.com/user/Dalek6388. And they've started a new podcast here: https://dalek6388.podbean.com/ which you should definitely listen to, once you've heard this.
And head over to https://www.bigfinish.com/, where we all love Paul's stories, especially for the Doctor Who and Jago and Litefoot ranges.
Richard's other podcast is called "If It's Hurting, It's not Working" and it's a fun and informative look at work - why we work, how we work, and what makes a great job. And also what makes a great workplace, how to turn things round when we're not enjoying our work and, in the end, how we can all make our work better. Got to https://ifhurtnotwork.podbean.com/ and https://ifhurtnot.work for more. Episode 4 is all about Christmas and you can hear a trailer in the middle of this episode.
The opening music is Three Guitars Mood 2 and, yes, that is Richard playing the ukulele and kazoo on possibly the worst ever version of the Doctor Who theme tune at the end.
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