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Staggering Stories Commentary #194: Babylon 5 – Endgame
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Mon, 26 Jun 2017 17:24

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, earthbound, in front of the Season 4 Babylon 5 penultimate episode, Endgame, and spout our usual nonsense! Sheridan is talking Clark to death, Marcus is turning tail and Ivanova is not taking much interest. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #265: Wonder Cough
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sat, 17 Jun 2017 16:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 2017 Doctor Who episodes ‘The Lie of the Land’ and ‘Empress of Mars’, discuss the 2017 film ‘Wonder Woman’, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #193: Doctor Who – Smile
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 11 Jun 2017 08:54

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, emojied, in front of the 2017 Doctor Who S10 episode, ‘Smile’, and spout our usual nonsense! The Doctor is interfering with a new species, Bill has a decision to make and the Vardy just want everybody to be happy. But enough of their problems, […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #264: Stimulated Reality
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sat, 03 Jun 2017 16:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, the Real Keith Dunn and Steve Brittain review the 2017 Doctor Who episodes ‘Extemis’ and ‘The Pyramid at the End of the World’, discuss the Big Finish boxset ‘Charlotte Pollard, Series Two’, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #192: Babylon 5 – Between the Darkness and the Light
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 28 May 2017 08:33

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, sprung, in front of the Season 4 Babylon 5 episode Between the Darkness and the Light, and spout our usual nonsense! Sheridan is sporting a fetching head band, Garibaldi is looking for mercy and Ivanova is feeling crushed. But enough of their problems, please […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #263: Musical Helmets
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sat, 20 May 2017 14:03

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 2017 Doctor Who episodes ‘Knock Knock’ and ‘Oxygen’, tell of their recent visit to the Doctor Who studios in Cardiff and the Capitol 2 Doctor Who convention, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: […]

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Staggering Stories Commentary #194: Babylon 5 - Endgame

Staggering Commentary #194: Babylon 5 - Endgame

For 26 June 2017 (recorded 10 May 2017)

Duration: 45:44

MP3 (26,884 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, earthbound, in front of the Season 4 Babylon 5 penultimate episode Endgame, and spout our usual nonsense!

Sheridan is talking Clark to death, Marcus is turning tail and Ivanova is not taking much interest. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Endgame…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #265

Staggering Podcast #265: Wonder Cough

For 19 June 2017 (recorded 12 June 2016)

Duration: 99:30

MP3 (58,384 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 2017 Doctor Who episodes 'The Lie of the Land' and 'Empress of Mars', discuss the 2017 film 'Wonder Woman', find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 02:25 --- Welcome!
  • 03:58 - News:
  • 04:11 --- Class: Showrunner jumps ship.
  • 06:41 --- Sense8: Cancelled!
  • 09:57 --- Adam West: DEAD!
  • 12:34 --- Star Trek: New pen and paper RPG.
  • 14:50 --- Doctor Who: New Doctor cast?
  • 15:57 --- STD: Trailer.
  • 17:57 - Doctor Who: The Lie of the Land.
  • 34:06 - Wonder Woman (2017 film).
  • 52:42 - Doctor Who: Empress of Mars.
  • 70:33 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 91:55 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 93:56 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #193: Doctor Who - Smile

Staggering Commentary #193: Doctor Who - Smile

For 12 June 2017 (recorded 10 May 2017)

Duration: 48:02

MP3 (28,228 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, emojied, in front of the 2017 Doctor Who S10 episode, 'Smile', and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor is interfering with a new species, Bill has a decision to make and the Vardy just want everybody to be happy. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Smile…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #264

Staggering Podcast #264: Stimulated Reality

For 5 June 2017 (recorded 28 May 2016)

Duration: 62:43

MP3 (36,832 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, the Real Keith Dunn and Steve Brittain review the 2017 Doctor Who episodes 'Extemis' and 'The Pyramid at the End of the World', discuss the Big Finish boxset 'Charlotte Pollard, Series Two', find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:33 --- Welcome!
  • 02:51 - News:
  • 02:56 --- BBC Store: DEAD!
  • 05:59 --- Justice League: Joss Whedon takes over.
  • 09:08 --- The Witcher: Netflix picks up TV series.
  • 11:31 --- New Mutants: Some film casting details.
  • 14:07 --- Legal: YouTube reaction video targetted for copyright.
  • 20:31 - Doctor Who:
  • 20:40 --- Doctor Who: Extremis.
  • 30:42 --- Doctor Who: The Pyramid at the End of the World.
  • 44:38 - Big Finish: Charlotte Pollard, Series 2.
  • 53:53 - Announcement: Staggering Stories Tenth Anniversary Cardiff trip.
  • 55:56 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 56:48 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #192: Babylon 5 - Between the Darkness and the Light

Staggering Commentary #192: Babylon 5 - Between the Darkness and the Light

For 29 May 2017 (recorded 26 April 2017)

Duration: 44:56

MP3 (26,412 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, sprung, in front of the Season 4 Babylon 5 episode Between the Darkness and the Light, and spout our usual nonsense!

Sheridan is sporting a fetching head band, Garibaldi is looking for mercy and Ivanova is feeling crushed. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Between the Darkness and the Light…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #263

Staggering Podcast #263: Musical Helmets

For 22 May 2017 (recorded 15 May 2016)

Duration: 74:33

MP3 (43,762 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 2017 Doctor Who episodes 'Knock Knock' and 'Oxygen', tell of their recent visit to the Doctor Who studios in Cardiff and the Capitol 2 Doctor Who convention, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:47 --- Welcome!
  • 03:31 - News:
  • 03:43 --- Torchwood: Season 5 coming, as audio plays.
  • 06:13 --- Judge Dredd: Live action TV series in the works.
  • 10:16 --- TV: Cancelled and renewed US TV series.
  • 13:30 --- Powers Boothe: DEAD!
  • 14:17 --- Geoffrey Bayldon: DEAD!
  • 14:40 --- MP3: DEAD? No, not really...
  • 18:13 --- Doctor Who: Tennant and Piper come together for Big Finish.
  • 20:31 - Doctor Who: Knock Knock
  • 30:03 - Doctor Who Experience and Set Tour.
  • 39:23 - Doctor Who: Oxygen.
  • 51:39 - Doctor Who Convention: The Capitol 2.
  • 64:10 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 67:25 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 68:37 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #191: Doctor Who - The Pilot

Staggering Commentary #191: Doctor Who - The Pilot

For 15 May 2017 (recorded 26 April 2017)

Duration: 52:38

MP3 (30,926 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, puddled, in front of the 2017 Doctor Who S10 premiere episode, 'The Pilot', and spout our usual nonsense!

This Doctor is a lecturing security guard, Bill is fattening up the locals and Heather has a very moist fixation. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Pilot…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #262

Staggering Podcast #262: We Are Pete

For 8 May 2017 (recorded 1 May 2016)

Duration: 75:46

MP3 (44,474 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn review the 2017 Doctor Who episodes 'Smile' and 'Thin Ice', and the 2017 film 'Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2', find some general news, play a game and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:12 --- Welcome!
  • 01:39 - News:
  • 01:47 --- Star Trek: STD has more pain.
  • 03:21 --- Powerless: Ready for the chop.
  • 06:22 --- Doctor Who: Miniatures game now officially released.
  • 07:49 --- Billie Piper: Appearing at MCM London Comic Con.
  • 08:21 --- Doctor Who: Gale Force 9 tabletop game on the way.
  • 09:35 --- Doctor Who: The Capitol convention in Crawley, right now.
  • 09:55 --- Star Trek: Klingon Monopoly boardgame.
  • 11:18 --- Loaded: Coming to UK via Channel 4.
  • 12:01 - Doctor Who:
  • 12:23 --- Smile.
  • 23:00 --- Thin Ice.
  • 33:56 - Game: Doctor Who trivia quiz.
  • 44:23 - Birthday: Adam.
  • 48:35 - Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2.
  • 66:28 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 72:54 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 73:33 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #190: Babylon 5 - Intersections in Real Time

Staggering Commentary #190: Babylon 5 - Intersections in Real Time

For 1 May 2017 (recorded 5 January 2017)

Duration: 44:32

MP3 (26,172 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, interrogated, in front of the Season 4 Babylon 5 episode Intersections in Real Time, and spout our usual nonsense!

Sheridan is feeling strapped in, William is just doing his job and, well, that's pretty much everyone. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Intersections in Real Time…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #261

Staggering Podcast #261: Of Companions and Pilots

For 24 April 2017 (recorded 17 April 2016)

Duration: 90:10

MP3 (52,912 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Jean Riddler, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 2017 Doctor Who episode 'The Pilot' and discuss what makes a Doctor Who companion, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 02:29 --- Welcome!
  • 02:21 - News:
  • 02:36 --- Star Trek: Discovery narrowly avoids Worf.
  • 04:41 --- Potter-verse: Young Dumbledore cast.
  • 07:58 --- Doctor Who: Miniatures Games update.
  • 09:46 --- Doctor Who: Kris Marshall is the next Doctor?
  • 12:06 --- Dredd: 4K Blu-ray coming to the USA.
  • 13:04 - Doctor Who: The Pilot (2017).
  • 39:59 - Doctor Who: Keith's next Doctor suggestion.
  • 45:51 - Doctor Who: What's makes a companion?
  • 63:45 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 85:00 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 85:42 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Podcast #260

Staggering Podcast #260: Masterfully Unbound

For 10 April 2017 (recorded 3 April 2016)

Duration: 68:22

MP3 (40,144 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 2016 Big Finish Doctor Who boxset 'The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield, Vol. 3 - The Unbound Universe' and discuss Doctor Who's The Master in general, play a game, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:35 --- Welcome!
  • 02:21 - News:
  • 02:28 --- Star Trek: Discovery now with added Mudd.
  • 05:50 --- Star Wars: More films after episode IX?
  • 08:53 --- Joss Whedon: Batgirl.
  • 10:11 --- Robot Wars: New series begins filiming in May.
  • 10:28 --- Mythbusters: New series in the works.
  • 12:29 --- Doctor Who: Replicas of the Moment for sale.
  • 16:28 - Doctor Who: New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield, Vol. 3 - The Unbound Universe.
  • 31:08 - Things in Five Words.
  • 37:00 - Doctor Who: The Master.
  • 62:05 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 62:24 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 63:16 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Podcast #259

Staggering Podcast #259: British Robots Invasion of Earth 2150AD

For 27 March 2017 (recorded 20 March 2016)

Duration: 73:06

MP3 (42,912 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 1966 film Daleks - Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. and the 2017 film The Lego Batman Movie, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:15 --- Welcome!
  • 02:01 - News:
  • 02:20 --- The Matrix: Back from the dead?
  • 05:53 --- Game of Thrones: Start date for season 7.
  • 10:27 --- Comic Relief.
  • 12:30 --- Doctor Dolittle.
  • 14:09 --- Muppets.
  • 15:07 - The Lego Batman Movie.
  • 29:11 - A very long '30 second' recommendation.
  • 30:05 - A bit of Bernard Cribbins.
  • 32:52 - Peter Cushing IS The Doctor - and jolly nice he is too.
  • 56:44 - Hello to the latex one.
  • 58:01 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 67:10 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 68:11 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Podcast #258

Staggering Podcast #258: That Osgood and Kate Sound

For 13 March 2017 (recorded 6 March 2016)

Duration: 68:30

MP3 (40,224 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn discuss possibilities for the next Doctor on Doctor Who, review the first three Big Finish UNIT New Series boxsets, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:20 --- Welcome!
  • 01:42 - News:
  • 02:04 --- Tron: Third film booting up?
  • 04:18 --- Razzies: Batman V Superman wins multiple awards.
  • 08:05 --- Doctor Who: Crawley teenager in line to play the Doctor?
  • 10:44 --- Firefly: Fox may be interested in more but...
  • 13:45 --- Patrick Stewart: Applies for US citizenship.
  • 15:05 - Doctor Who: New Doctor suggestions.
  • 30:05 - Doctor Who: Big Finish's UNIT - New Series boxsets.
  • 45:20 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 63:21 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 65:00 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Podcast #257

Staggering Podcast #257: Holistic Double Banking

For 27 February 2017 (recorded 6 February 2016)

Duration: 65:45

MP3 (38,610 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller discuss BBC America/Netflix's 'Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency' and Douglas Adams' time on Doctor Who, play some games, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:03 --- Welcome!
  • 02:14 - No news is...
  • 03:08 - Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency.
  • 20:26 - Game: Things in Five Words.
  • 27:20 - Douglas Adams.
  • 47:00 - Game: Doctor Who quiz.
  • 54:33 - Fatigue sets in... in... in...
  • 55:07 - Time to go home...
  • 57:15 --- Eight and a half minutes of raw footage that should clearly demonstrate why editing is necessary!

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Staggering Stories Podcast #256

Staggering Podcast #256: The Double Whammy

For 13 February 2017 (recorded 6 February 2016)

Duration: 58:33

MP3 (34,392 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller discuss Peter Capaldi's departure from Doctor Who and the legend that was John Hurt, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:25 --- Welcome!
  • 02:09 - News:
  • 02:20 --- Doctor Who: Capaldi quits.
  • 05:41 --- The Few: A British superhero web miniseries.
  • 06:58 --- John Hurt: DEAD!
  • 09:23 --- Yellow Car: Parts of Cornwall show yellow prejudice.
  • 11:52 --- Supergirl: Teri Hatcher and Kevin Sorbo to guest.
  • 12:43 - Doctor Who: Capaldi's departure and who's next?
  • 33:54 - John Hurt.
  • 44:31 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 52:30 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 53:44 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Podcast #255

Staggering Podcast #255: The Six Idiots

For 30 January 2017 (recorded 23 January 2016)

Duration: 73:41

MP3 (43,260 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the Big Finish Doctor Who boxset 'Classic Doctors, New Monsters: Vol. 1' and Sherlock Series 4, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:35 --- Welcome!
  • 02:49 - News:
  • 02:57 --- Star Wars: Episode VIII named.
  • 04:07 --- Star Trek: Spock's dad ready for self Discovery.
  • 07:10 --- Star Trek: Axanar fan film court case settled.
  • 11:39 --- Patrick Stewart: Readies himself for an animated poop.
  • 13:12 --- Doctor Who: Fourth Doctor predicted 'alternative facts'.
  • 13:54 --- Peter Capaldi: Back to Paddington (again).
  • 14:25 --- 2017 Razzies: Batman v. Superman actually wins an award.
  • 15:29 --- Good Omens: Production company details.
  • 17:06 - Doctor Who: Big Finish - Classic Doctors, New Monsters: Vol. 1.
  • 32:28 - Sherlock: Series 4.
  • 56:48 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 67:12 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 67:53 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Podcast #254

Staggering Podcast #254: Bad Awakenings

For 16 January 2017 (recorded 9 January 2016)

Duration: 83:26

MP3 (48,968 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn review the 1966 Doctor Who story 'The Power of the Daleks' and the 2016 film 'Passengers', say what we've been up to recently, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:14 --- Welcome!
  • 02:18 - News:
  • 02:26 --- Carrie Fisher: DEAD!
  • 05:36 --- Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet book launch.
  • 07:30 --- Star Wars: Additional cast for Han Solo film.
  • 09:20 --- Mark Hamill: Jokers Trump's tweets.
  • 10:09 --- Star Wars: Official Shapeways 3D printing for Disney properties.
  • 12:56 --- Star Trek: Axanar fan film fails in court.
  • 15:30 --- DC TV Series: The CW renews Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow.
  • 16:56 - Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks.
  • 31:50 - Flotsam and Jetsam.
  • 45:40 - Passengers (2016 film).
  • 60:28 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 76:57 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 78:49 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #189: Doctor Who - The Return of Doctor Mysterio

Staggering Commentary #189: Doctor Who - The Return of Doctor Mysterio

For 9 January 2017 (recorded 5 January 2017)

Duration: 63:52

MP3 (37,508 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, supered, in front of the 2016 Doctor Who Christmas special, 'The Return of Doctor Mysterio', and spout our usual nonsense!

This Doctor is desperate to get Amy back, the Ghost has a baby to monitor and Lucy is channelling Lois Lane. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Return of Doctor Mysterio…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #253

Staggering Podcast #253: Rogue Year

For 2 January 2017 (recorded 27 December 2016)

Duration: 113:32

MP3 (66,610 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Heather Allen, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review the 2016 Doctor Who Christmas special 'The Return of Doctor Mysterio' and the 2016 Star Wars anthology film 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story', come up with our Predictions, Hopes and Dreams, and Fears for 2017, see how wrong we were about our Predictions for 2016, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:54 --- Welcome!
  • 02:00 - News:
  • 02:10 --- Class: Coming to BBC One soon.
  • 04:12 --- Star Trek Colon Discovery: They finally have their lead.
  • 05:44 --- Doctor Who: Seventh in UK provisional Christmas Day viewing figures.
  • 07:49 --- Alien: Covenant first trailer out.
  • 09:35 --- Duck Tales: David Tennant is Scrooge McDuck.
  • 09:44 --- Paddington Bear: Peter Capaldi returns in film sequel.
  • 11:30 - Predictions.
  • 11:30 --- 2016 Predictions.
  • 19:22 --- 2017 Predictions.
  • 26:41 - Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio.
  • 42:50 - Fears.
  • 42:50 --- 2016 Fears.
  • 48:40 --- 2017 Fears.
  • 52:36 - Star Wars: Rogue One.
  • 82:52 - Hopes and Dreams.
  • 82:52 --- 2016 Hopes and Dreams.
  • 87:47 --- 2017 Hopes and Dreams.
  • 93:49 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 106:02 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 106:49 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Podcast #252

Staggering Podcast #252: Festive Flotsam

For 19 December 2016 (recorded 12 December 2016)

Duration: 75:51

MP3 (44,526 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller pull some Christmas crackers, discuss their recent activities, play some games, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:14 --- Welcome!
  • 02:54 - News:
  • 03:03 --- Doctor Who: Christmas special broadcast times.
  • 05:35 --- Powerless: New TV DC universe comedy series.
  • 08:57 --- Doctor Who RPG: Gamemaster's Companion book.
  • 10:17 --- Doctor Who Miniatures Game: More miniature packs.
  • 15:33 --- Red Dwarf: Robot goldfish now real.
  • 16:33 - Christmas crackers.
  • 20:55 - Game: Audio Quiz - 2016 Sci-Fi.
  • 34:15 - Fight Club: Who can dominate Christmas?
  • 39:55 - Flotsam and Jetsam.
  • 63:59 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 68:32 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 69:34 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Podcast #251

Staggering Podcast #251: A Dragon from Far Away Lands

For 5 December 2016 (recorded 27 November 2016)

Duration: 92:02

MP3 (54,012 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Crumbly, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, Kathryn the Dragonmakr and the Real Keith Dunn discuss a recent visit to the Doctor Who Experience, talk about Firefly (particularly Shepherd Book), play some games, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:31 --- Welcome!
  • 03:18 - News:
  • 04:00 --- Carrie Fisher autobiography: The dirt!
  • 05:59 --- Doctor Who: Capaldi talks attraction.
  • 07:51 --- Class: Poor viewing figures?
  • 12:01 --- Ron Glass: DEAD!
  • 13:45 --- Ken Grieve: DEAD!
  • 14:23 --- Star Trek: STD casting news.
  • 15:33 --- Doctor Who: Rona Munro returns.
  • 16:48 --- Avatar: Disney World's Animal Kingdom area.
  • 17:56 --- Roger Dean royalties.
  • 24:01 - Firefly.
  • 35:39 - Game: Things in Five Words.
  • 44:44 - Doctor Who: Kathryn talks about the Doctor Who Experience.
  • 55:57 - Game: Tea Duelling from the American War of Independence.
  • 60:32 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 86:44 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 87:46 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Podcast #250

Staggering Podcast #250: Petals Against Humanity

For 21 November 2016 (recorded 14 November 2016)

Duration: 60:36

MP3 (35,588 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review episodes four and five of the 2016 Doctor Who spin-off Class and revisit the 2014 Doctor Who story Flatline, talk about the BFI Power of the Daleks screening, play some games, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:28 --- Welcome!
  • 02:18 - News:
  • 02:32 --- The Doctor Who Experience: DEAD!
  • 05:41 --- Doctor Who: Upcoming merchandise.
  • 08:23 --- Crowdfunding: Merchandise museum and other Strangeness.
  • 13:41 --- Doctor Who: Clean slate for 2018?
  • 19:44 --- Doctor Who: Into the Vortex miniatures game.
  • 23:27 - Game: Things in Five Words.
  • 32:53 - Doctor Who: Jean's Power of the Daleks screening.
  • 42:06 - Doctor Who: Flatline.
  • 51:07 - Game: Sherlock Against Humanity.
  • 60:50 - Class: Episodes four and five.
  • 71:57 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 84:51 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 85:02 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Podcast #249

Staggering Podcast #249: Opening of the Bunghole

For 7 November 2016 (recorded 31 October 2016)

Duration: 60:36

MP3 (35,588 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review the first three episodes of the 2016 Doctor Who spin-off Class and the final three episodes of the 2016 Red Dwarf XI, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:12 --- Welcome!
  • 04:06 - News:
  • 04:16 --- Star Wars: New Lando Calrissian cast.
  • 06:09 --- Star Trek: Showrunner lost for Discovery.
  • 08:40 --- Knight Rider: Back for more.
  • 12:07 --- Doctor Who: Titan comics on Humble Bundle.
  • 13:03 --- Doctor Who: Power of the Daleks reminder.
  • 16:05 - Class: Episodes 1 to 3.
  • 33:02 - Red Dwarf XI: Episodes 4 to 6.
  • 45:33 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 53:01 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 55:42 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #188: Babylon 5 - The Face of the Enemy

Staggering Commentary #188: Babylon 5 - The Face of the Enemy

For 31 October 2016 (recorded 14 September 2016)

Duration: 45:17

MP3 (26,620 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, tranqued, in front of the Season 4 Babylon 5 episode The Face of the Enemy, and spout our usual nonsense!

Garibaldi is wanting to slap something on Sheridan, Franklin gets a frosty reception and Bester reveals all. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Face of the Enemy…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #248

Staggering Podcast #248: The Peregrine and the Dwarf

For 24 October 2016 (recorded 17 October 2016)

Duration: 58:02

MP3 (34,086 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review the first three episodes of the 2016 Red Dwarf XI and the 2016 film 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children', play a Doctor Who game, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:12 --- Welcome!
  • 02:04 - News:
  • 02:10 --- Doctor Who: Mystery Classic Who writer returns.
  • 04:39 --- Doctor Who: Mr. Man book crossover.
  • 06:06 --- Busy time for TV Sci-Fi in the UK.
  • 09:38 --- Doctor Who: Capaldi hammers the NY Comic Con.
  • 10:34 --- Doctor Who: A returning villain.
  • 10:54 --- Doctor Who: Companion advice preserved down the ages.
  • 11:36 --- Nabil Shaban: HITCHED!
  • 12:58 --- Computer Games: Voice actors get militant.
  • 15:51 - Red Dwarf XI (episodes 1 to 3).
  • 28:03 - 30 Second Recommendation: Carmilla (YouTube series).
  • 38:26 - Doctor Who: Quiz.
  • 40:26 - Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
  • 50:02 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 53:51 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 54:30 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #187: Doctor Who - The End of Time, Part Two

Staggering Commentary #187: Doctor Who - The End of Time, Part Two

For 17 October 2016 (recorded 14 September 2016)

Duration: 75:51

MP3 (44,526 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, not wanting to go, in front of the 2010 Doctor Who special, 'The End of Time, Part Two', and spout our usual nonsense!

This Doctor isn't doing much this episode, Rassilon is making the Master mad and Wilf hides in a fateful box. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The End of Time, Part Two…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #247

Staggering Podcast #247: Outrageous Accents and Absent Rigellians

For 10 October 2016 (recorded 3 October 2016)

Duration: 57:33

MP3 (33,808 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review the 1983 Doctor Who story 'The King's Demons' and the 1979 film 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture', find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:56 --- Welcome!
  • 02:34 - News:
  • 02:41 --- Class: Broadcast dates.
  • 04:29 --- Channel 4: New Philip K. Dick anthology series.
  • 07:03 --- BBC Radio 4: More Gaiman coming.
  • 09:39 --- Firefly: Most popular cancelled TV series.
  • 10:23 --- The Tick: Live action TV series picked up by Amazon.
  • 10:58 --- Luke Cage: Season 1 now available on Netflix.
  • 12:21 --- Back to the Future: Part of Netflix Marvel universe (kind of).
  • 13:15 --- Westworld: TV series has started.
  • 14:43 - Doctor Who: The King's Demons.
  • 31:02 - Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
  • 50:09 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 53:52 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 54:24 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #186: Babylon 5 - No Surrender, No Retreat

Staggering Commentary #186: Babylon 5 - No Surrender, No Retreat

For 3 October 2016 (recorded 1 September 2016)

Duration: 44:35

MP3 (26,206 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, liberated, in front of the Season 4 Babylon 5 episode 'No Surrender, No Retreat', and spout our usual nonsense!

Sheridan wants some freedom, Garibaldi wants some answers and Londo wants a drink with G'Kar. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy No Surrender, No Retreat…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #246

Staggering Podcast #246: The Awakening of Staggering Stories

For 26 September 2016 (recorded 19 September 2016)

Duration: 60:08

MP3 (35,242 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn review the 1984 Doctor Who story 'The Awakening' and the 1989-1995 BBC comedy series 'The Staggering Stories of Ferdinand de Bargos', find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:56 --- Welcome!
  • 01:50 - News:
  • 02:02 --- Doctor Who: Troughton to be reanimated.
  • 03:27 --- Star Trek Colon Discovery delayed.
  • 07:23 --- Torchwood: Moffat is not a blocker.
  • 09:29 --- Star Trek: Bluetooth combadge.
  • 11:28 --- Doctor Who RPG: Paternoster Investigations source book.
  • 14:39 --- Game of Thrones: Wins every Emmy (almost!).
  • 16:13 --- Star Wars: Rogue One new composer.
  • 17:37 --- Harry Potter: Little Whinging house for sale.
  • 19:31 - Doctor Who: The Awakening.
  • 33:51 - The Staggering Stories of Ferdinand de Bargos.
  • 40:57 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 57:46 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 59:38 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #185: Doctor Who - The End of Time, Part One

Staggering Commentary #185: Doctor Who - The End of Time, Part One

For 19 September 2016 (recorded 1 September 2016)

Duration: 63:50

MP3 (37,482 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, spittled, in front of the 2009 Doctor Who special, 'The End of Time, Part One', and spout our usual nonsense!

This Doctor cannot run anymore, Wilf does that misty eyed thing again and the Master is a tad hungry. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The End of Time, Part One…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #245

Staggering Podcast #245: The Horror of Rocks

For 12 September 2016 (recorded 5 September 2016)

Duration: 67:46

MP3 (39,788 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review the 1977 Doctor Who story 'The Horror of Fang Rock' and the 1975 film version of 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show', recount their time at the recent Whooverville 8 Doctor Who convention, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:07 --- Welcome!
  • 02:27 - News:
  • 02:34 --- Karen Gillan: Preparing herself for Jumanji.
  • 05:11 --- Doctor Strange: Dan Harmon writing additional material.
  • 07:19 --- Dirk Gently: Coming to Netflix.
  • 09:36 --- Freema Agyeman: She-Hulk?
  • 10:35 --- Nuptials: Congratulations to Jo! and Wyn.
  • 12:10 --- Mythbusters: Build team making a series for Amazon.
  • 13:59 - The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975 film version).
  • 29:10 - Convention: Whooverville 8.
  • 40:24 - Doctor Who: The Horror of Fang Rock.
  • 54:23 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 64:35 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 65:28 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #184: Babylon 5 - Moments of Transition

Staggering Commentary #184: Babylon 5 - Moments of Transition

For 5 September 2016 (recorded 17 August 2016)

Duration: 44:23

MP3 (26,088 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, reunified, in front of the Season 4 Babylon 5 episode Moments of Transition, and spout our usual nonsense!

Delenn has a burning sensation, Neroon has a religious conversion and Lyta sells her body. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Moments of Transition…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #244

Staggering Podcast #244: The Grumpiness Patrol

For 29 August 2016 (recorded 22 August 2016)

Duration: 59:00

MP3 (34,652 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler and Keith Dunn review the 1988 Doctor Who story 'The Happiness Patrol' and the 2016 DC film 'Suicide Squad', find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:13 --- Welcome!
  • 02:45 - News:
  • 02:48 --- Red Dwarf: UK broadcast date for series XI.
  • 05:03 --- Supergirl: Kevin Smith to direct TV episode.
  • 07:13 --- Kenny Baker: DEAD!
  • 10:01 --- Shatner: Seen punting around Cambridge.
  • 11:51 --- Ghostbusters: Sequel looking unlikely.
  • 14:00 - Suicide Squad.
  • 30:15 - Doctor Who: The Happiness Patrol.
  • 49:16 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 55:33 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 56:16 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #183: Doctor Who - The Waters of Mars

Staggering Commentary #183: Doctor Who - The Waters of Mars

For 22 August 2016 (recorded 17 August 2016)

Duration: 65:19

MP3 (38,356 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, damp, in front of the 2009 Doctor Who special, The Waters of Mars, and spout our usual nonsense!

This Doctor just cannot drag himself away, Adelaide Brooke isn't going to take the Doctor's messing around and the Flood is making the crew salivate. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Waters of Mars…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #243

Staggering Podcast #243: When the Gravis Pulled

For 15 August 2016 (recorded 8 August 2016)

Duration: 62:36

MP3 (36,764 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Heather Allen, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review the 1984 Doctor Who story 'Frontios' and the 2016 film 'Star Trek Beyond', find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:12 --- Welcome!
  • 02:25 - News:
  • 02:30 --- Doctor Who: TV Movie Blu-ray.
  • 05:14 --- Jerry Doyle: DEAD!
  • 08:49 --- Doctor Who: Miniatures game first two packs announced.
  • 11:51 - Star Trek Beyond.
  • 32:17 - Doctor Who: Frontios.
  • 45:03 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 61:28 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 62:05 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #182: Babylon 5 - Racing Mars

Staggering Commentary #182: Babylon 5 - Racing Mars

For 8 August 2016 (recorded 6 July 2016)

Duration: 43:45

MP3 (25,714 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, keepered, in front of the Season 4 Babylon 5 episode Racing Mars, and spout our usual nonsense!

Captain Jack has let himself go, Marcus and Franklin are unexpectedly married and Delenn experiences some Woo Hoo. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Racing Mars…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #242

Staggering Podcast #242: Who You Gonna Call?

For 1 August 2016 (recorded 25 July 2016)

Duration: 73:50

MP3 (43,343 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review the 1974 Doctor Who story 'The Monster of Peladon' and the 2016 film 'Ghostbusters: Answer the Call', play a game, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:51 --- Welcome!
  • 02:08 - News:
  • 02:14 --- Star Trek: Makes a Discovery.
  • 05:21 --- Star Wars: Thrawn Recanonised.
  • 08:06 --- Doctor Who: Buy a Dalek in a televised auction.
  • 09:53 --- William Lucas: DEAD!
  • 10:55 --- John Barrowman: A cosplay overload and threats.
  • 14:46 --- Star Trek: New RPG on the way.
  • 16:32 - Doctor Who: The Monster of Peladon.
  • 30:33 - Game: Things in Five Words.
  • 36:11 - Ghostbusters: Answer the Call (aka Ghostbusters 2016).
  • 58:33 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 69:30 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 70:30 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #181: Doctor Who - Planet of the Dead

Staggering Commentary #181: Doctor Who - Planet of the Dead

For 25 July 2016 (recorded 6 July 2016)

Duration: 61:35

MP3 (36,168 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, sanded, in front of the 2009 Doctor Who Easter special, Planet of the Dead, and spout our usual nonsense!

This Doctor's on his last Easter Egg sugar high, Christina's bag overfloweth, Malcolm professes his man-crush and the Tritovores really wish that bus had a toilet. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Planet of the Dead…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #241

Staggering Podcast #241: The Sarah Jane Smith Face Off

For 18 July 2016 (recorded 11 July 2016)

Duration: 60:01

MP3 (35,172 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn review the 1975 Doctor Who story 'The Android Invasion' and the 2016 film 'Independence Day: Resurgence', say what we've been up to recently, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:23 --- Welcome!
  • 02:08 - News:
  • 02:20 --- Game of Thrones: Season 7 delayed.
  • 04:12 --- Preacher: Gets a second (extended) season.
  • 05:57 --- Lost in Space: Netflix commit to full season.
  • 07:50 --- Sheridan Smith: Back on her feet and back to work.
  • 08:53 --- John Barrowman: Penetrates into more of the DC TV universe.
  • 10:14 --- Doctor Who RPG: New source book - All the Strange, Strange Creatures, Vol. 1.
  • 11:30 --- Dan Harmon: New web D&D video series - HarmonQuest.
  • 13:36 - Independence Day: Resurgence.
  • 26:35 - Flotsam and Jetsam.
  • 40:04 - Doctor Who: The Android Invasion.
  • 53:09 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 57:13 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 58:43 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #180: Babylon 5 - Into the Fire

Staggering Commentary #180: Babylon 5 - Into the Fire

For 11 July 2016 (recorded 22 June 2016)

Duration: 43:39

MP3 (25,654 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, climaxed, in front of the Season 4 Babylon 5 episode Into the Fire, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Vorlons are angry, the Shadows are angry and Sheridan has a bevy of nukes. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Into the Fire…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #240

Staggering Podcast #240: The Sonic Adventures of Tennant and Tate

For 4 July 2016 (recorded 27 June 2016)

Duration: 67:00

MP3 (39,342 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler and Keith Dunn review the Big Finish Doctor Who boxset 'The Tenth Doctor Adventures: Vol. 1', discuss the various versions of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:35 --- Welcome!
  • 03:05 - News:
  • 03:24 --- Doctor Who: Filming back underway.
  • 06:00 --- Orphan Black: Fifth but final season coming.
  • 07:33 --- Anton Yelchin: DEAD!
  • 09:51 --- Supergirl: Linda Carter to appear and Superman cast.
  • 11:04 --- Game of Thrones: Brexit to cause problems?
  • 13:47 - Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor Adventures, Vol. 1 (Big Finish).
  • 29:35 - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
  • 47:00 - Podcast ninth birthday cake.
  • 49:26 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 62:30 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 63:13 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #179: Doctor Who - The Next Doctor

Staggering Commentary #179: Doctor Who - The Next Doctor

For 27 June 2016 (recorded 22 June 2016)

Duration: 63:07

MP3 (37,067 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, twinned, in front of the 2008 Doctor Who Christmas special, The Next Doctor, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor thinks he's seeing double, the Cybermen have themselves some furry pets and Jackson Lake doesn't even get to use his own TARDIS. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Next Doctor…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #239

Staggering Podcast #239: Morbius and the Splitter

For 20 June 2016 (recorded 13 June 2016)

Duration: 54:25

MP3 (31,964 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn review the 1976 Doctor Who story 'The Brain of Morbius', discuss various versions of Frankenstein, play a game, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:19 --- Welcome!
  • 03:06 - News:
  • 03:21 --- Class: Broadcast details.
  • 04:34 --- American Gods: Now with added Scully.
  • 06:22 --- Supergirl: Now with added Superman.
  • 08:05 --- Pacific Rim: Now with added John Boyega.
  • 08:54 --- Doctor Who: Dalek to help fight superbugs?
  • 10:34 --- Blake's 7: JACKfm with added Avon.
  • 12:01 --- Elite Dangerous: The AIs have gone rogue.
  • 12:52 --- Star Trek: VR bridge crew game.
  • 15:36 - Frankenstein.
  • 27:51 - Game: Things in Five Words.
  • 32:59 - Doctor Who: The Brain of Morbius.
  • 44:50 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 49:21 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 49:58 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #178: Babylon 5 - The Long Night

Staggering Commentary #178: Babylon 5 - The Long Night

For 13 June 2016 (recorded 11 May 2016)

Duration: 45:17

MP3 (26,614 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, assassinated, in front of the Season 4 Babylon 5 episode The Long Night, and spout our usual nonsense!

Cartagia feels the poke, Ericsson is broken bad and G'Kar is shattering his bonds. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Long Night…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #238

Staggering Podcast #238: All Hallows' June

For 6 June 2016 (recorded 30 May 2016)

Duration: 67:06

MP3 (39,403 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review the 1989 Doctor Who story 'Ghost Light' and the various versions of 'The Woman in Black', play a game, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 02:09 --- Welcome!
  • 03:24 - News:
  • 03:36 --- Doctor Who: Filming of S10 begins in July 2016.
  • 05:41 --- Hitchhiker's Guide: New radio series on its way.
  • 08:06 --- E4's The Aliens: DEAD!
  • 10:11 --- Burt Kwouk: DEAD!
  • 11:54 --- Star Trek: Swimsuits.
  • 12:28 --- Star Trek: Tents.
  • 14:57 - Doctor Who: Ghost Light.
  • 28:04 - Game: Things in Five Words.
  • 31:41 - The Woman in Black.
  • 45:32 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 61:51 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 62:28 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #177: Doctor Who - Journey's End

Staggering Commentary #177: Doctor Who - Journey's End

For 30 May 2016 (recorded 26 June 2015)

Duration: 65:28

MP3 (38,439 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, duplicated, in front of the 2008 finale Doctor Who episode, Journey's End, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor's firing his essence into his hand, Donna's having a crisis and Wilf can never forget. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Journey's End…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #237

Staggering Podcast #237: Men in Black and White (and Feathers)

For 23 May 2016 (recorded 16 May 2016)

Duration: 70:34

MP3 (41,432 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn review the 2009 Big Finish Doctor Who trilogy 'The Key 2 Time' and the 1997 film 'Men in Black', play a game, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:30 --- Welcome!
  • 03:24 - News:
  • 03:32 --- Big Finish: Doctor Who and Torchwood licence extended to 2025.
  • 05:27 --- Agent Carter: DEAD!
  • 08:09 --- Locke and Key: Another TV adaptation attempt.
  • 10:55 --- Employment Law: Clara'a mother (real life Nicola Sian) starts petition to prevent forcing of high heels at work.
  • 12:55 --- Buckaroo Banzai: Kevin Smith working on TV series.
  • 14:46 --- Harley Quinn: Solo film in the offing.
  • 17:48 - Doctor Who: The Key 2 Time (Big Finish).
  • 27:24 - Game: Things in Five Words.
  • 33:45 - Men in Black (1997 film).
  • 45:00 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 63:46 - Doctor Who Convention: The Capitol.
  • 67:23 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 68:22 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #176: Babylon 5 - Falling Toward Apotheosis

Staggering Commentary #176: Babylon 5 - Falling Toward Apotheosis

For 16 May 2016 (recorded 11 May 2016)

Duration: 44:29

MP3 (26,145 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, blinded, in front of the Season 4 Babylon 5 episode Falling Toward Apotheosis, and spout our usual nonsense!

They really are out to get Ulkesh, G'Kar has a good gouging and Sheridan ends up face down on the deck. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Falling Toward Apotheosis…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #236

Staggering Podcast #236: River Song and Not the Last Crusade (aka Poo Mould)

For 9 May 2016 (recorded 2 May 2016)

Duration: 71:00

MP3 (41,683 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 2015 Big Finish Doctor Who boxset 'The Diary of River Song, Series 1' and the 1989 film 'Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade', play a game, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:04 --- Welcome!
  • 01:39 - Birthday present opening.
  • 06:00 - News:
  • 02:20 --- Doctor Who: New companion announced.
  • 08:54 --- The Punisher: New Netflix series.
  • 12:13 --- Superman: Krypton prequel TV series.
  • 15:54 --- Barry Howard: DEAD!
  • 16:45 --- Dredd: Karl Urban wants a Netflix series.
  • 18:46 --- Doctor Who: Target book covers exhibition.
  • 19:24 --- Shakespeare Live: Coming to US 'movie theaters'.
  • 21:31 --- Doctor Who RPG: Siluarian source book out now.
  • 23:02 - Doctor Who: The Diary of River Song, Series 1.
  • 37:43 - Game: Things in Five Words.
  • 43:30 - Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1984 film).
  • 58:04 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 68:08 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 68:32 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #175: Doctor Who - The Stolen Earth

Staggering Commentary #175: Doctor Who - The Stolen Earth

For 2 May 2016 (recorded 26 June 2015)

Duration: 48:13

MP3 (28,334 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, exterminated, in front of the 2008 Doctor Who episode, The Stolen Earth, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor is feeling the need to skip down the street, Martha's getting all Osterhagen, Harriet Jones (former Prime Minister) is feeling the Dalek's fire and Wilf's out for a game of paint ball. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Stolen Earth…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #235

Staggering Podcast #235: The Temple of Depravity (aka Sutekh's Gift of Doom)

For 25 April 2016 (recorded 18 April 2016)

Duration: 63:36

MP3 (37,345 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, and the Real Keith Dunn review the 2015 Big Finish Doctor Who boxset 'The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield, Vol. 2' and the 1984 film 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom', say what we've been up to recently, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:07 --- Welcome!
  • 01:54 - News:
  • 02:05 --- Gareth Thomas: DEAD!
  • 04:52 --- The Musketeers: DEAD!
  • 08:19 --- Neil Gaiman: Adapting Good Omens for TV.
  • 10:26 --- Star Wars: Rogue One Trailer.
  • 14:33 - Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984 film).
  • 31:27 - Flotsam and Jetsam.
  • 38:09 - Doctor Who: The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield, Vol. 2.
  • 49:20 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 58:45 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 59:58 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #174: Babylon 5 - The Summoning

Staggering Commentary #174: Babylon 5 - The Summoning

For 18 April 2016 (recorded 16 March 2016)

Duration: 44:01

MP3 (25,878 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, returned, in front of the Season 4 Babylon 5 episode The Summoning, and spout our usual nonsense!

Sheridan is back for more, Garibaldi wastes a lot of cling film and the Vorlons have something in their pocket. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Summoning…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #234

Staggering Podcast #234: An Adventure of Archaeologists (aka Casting Crazy)

For 11 April 2016 (recorded 4 April 2016)

Duration: 61:17

MP3 (35,988 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 2014 Big Finish Doctor Who boxset 'The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield, Vol. 1' and the 1981 film 'Raiders of the Lost Ark', find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:38 --- Welcome!
  • 02:31 - News:
  • 02:43 --- Class: Casting.
  • 05:05 --- Dirk Gently: Casting.
  • 06:46 --- Blade Runner 2: Casting.
  • 07:33 --- X-Men New Mutants: Casting.
  • 09:03 --- Birthday: Fake Keith's a year older.
  • 10:19 --- Milk: Cow alien abduction bottles.
  • 11:44 --- His Dark Materials: BBC mini series.
  • 14:38 - Doctor Who: The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield, Vol. 1.
  • 32:57 - Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981 film).
  • 44:32 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 56:17 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 56:58 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #173: Doctor Who - Turn Left

Staggering Commentary #173: Doctor Who - Turn Left

For 4 April 2016 (recorded 15 April 2015)

Duration: 53:19

MP3 (31,323 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, beetled, in front of the 2008 Doctor Who episode, Turn Left, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor is feeling somewhat deceased, Donna's taken a wrong turn and Wilf's seen it all before. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Turn Left…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #233

Staggering Podcast #233: Master of the Ketchup and Mashed Potatoes (aka Oiled Up, Swords Aloft)

For 28 March 2016 (recorded 21 March 2016)

Duration: 68:01

MP3 (39,934 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 2015 Big Finish Doctor Who boxset 'The Sixth Doctor - The Last Adventure' and the 1987 film 'Masters of the Universe', find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:11 --- Welcome!
  • 01:50 - News:
  • 02:00 --- Doctor Who: Capaldi speaks.
  • 05:39 --- Indiana Jones: Fifth film in the works.
  • 08:34 --- The CW: Renewal for all their sci-fi/fantasy programmes.
  • 10:20 --- Doctor Who: Capaldi sends special greeting to comic artist.
  • 11:46 --- Sherlock: Japanese comic to be reprinted in English by Titan.
  • 13:45 - Masters of the Universe (1987 film).
  • 25:35 - Doctor Who: The Sixth Doctor - The Last Adventure (Big Finish).
  • 44:10 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 62:33 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 63:58 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #172: Babylon 5 - Whatever Happened to Mr Garibaldi?

Staggering Commentary #172: Babylon 5 - Whatever Happened to Mr Garibaldi?

For 21 March 2016 (recorded 16 March 2016)

Duration: 44:01

MP3 (25,878 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, captured, in front of the Season 4 Babylon 5 episode 'Whatever Happened to Mr Garibaldi?', and spout our usual nonsense!

Sheridan has to choose between a tick and a tock, G'Kar is searching for a biscuit and Lorien lives in a pit. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy 'Whatever Happened to Mr Garibaldi?'…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #232

Staggering Podcast #232: V.I.N.CENT and the Mara (aka A Very Particular Womble)

For 14 March 2016 (recorded 7 March 2016)

Duration: 57:06

MP3 (33,536 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 2010 Big Finish Doctor Who stories 'Cobwebs', 'The Whispering Forest' and 'Cradle of the Snake', and the 1979 film 'The Black Hole', play a game, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:08 --- Welcome!
  • 01:41 - News:
  • 01:54 --- Doctor Who: More Big Finish, including River Song, Churchill and Classic Doctors, New Monsters.
  • 04:10 --- Agents of SHIELD: Season four granted, plus maybe Agent Carter season 3.
  • 06:23 --- E4: The Aliens TV series has started.
  • 08:30 --- Doctor Who: Capaldi asked to stay for a fourth season.
  • 10:42 --- Rick and Morty: Third season coming in 2016.
  • 12:50 - The Black Hole (1979 film).
  • 28:43 - Game: Things in Five Words.
  • 33:30 - Doctor Who: Cobwebs, The Whispering Forest, and Cradle of the Snake (Big Finish).
  • 49:42 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 53:55 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 54:36 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #171: Doctor Who - Midnight

Staggering Commentary #171: Doctor Who - Midnight

For 7 March 2016 (recorded 15 April 2015)

Duration: 50:34

MP3 (29,712 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, copied, in front of the 2008 Doctor Who episode, Midnight, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor's lost control of the situation, Donna's too busy trying to get a facial and Sky is repeating on our hero. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Midnight…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #231

Staggering Podcast #231: Seasons of Deadpool (aka Return of the ASDA-man)

For 29 February 2016 (recorded 22 February 2016)

Duration: 78:24

MP3 (46,025 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 2002 Big Finish Doctor Who story 'Seasons of Fear' and the 2016 film 'Deadpool', talk of their time at the Science of the Time Lords event, play a game, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:05 --- Welcome!
  • 01:57 - News:
  • 02:02 --- Bananaman: The Musical.
  • 03:44 --- Star Trek: Bryan Fuller signs up for TV series.
  • 05:28 --- Star Wars: 1977 print released by fans.
  • 08:09 --- Back to the Future: Fan made prequel trailer.
  • 09:39 --- Chairs: Nissan self parking chairs.
  • 11:29 - Doctor Who: Seasons of Fear (Big Finish).
  • 23:06 - Game: Things in Five Words.
  • 28:16 - Deadpool (the film).
  • 41:41 - Science of the Time Lords event.
  • 46:41 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 71:07 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 72:30 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #170: Babylon 5 - The Hour of the Wolf

Staggering Commentary #170: Babylon 5 - The Hour of the Wolf

For 22 February 2016 (recorded 20 January 2016)

Duration: 44:28

MP3 (26,139 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, peeling, in front of the Season 4 premiere Babylon 5 episode, The Hour of the Wolf, and spout our usual nonsense!

Morden has quite the sunburn, Londo has enabled a madman and Ivanova has drunk the place dry. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Hour of the Wolf…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #230

Staggering Podcast #230: The British Rail Chinchilla (aka Here's One We Prepared Earlier)

For 15 February 2016 (recorded 25 January 2016)

Duration: 40:03

MP3 (23,547 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn discuss their reactions to Chris Chibnall taking over Doctor Who, recommend some Big Finish audio ranges, play a game, make up some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:12 --- Welcome!
  • 02:49 - News Predictions:
  • 02:56 --- Doctor Who: Moffat arson gambit.
  • 03:14 --- Queen Liz 2: Arrested for murder with a baguette.
  • 03:27 --- Shatner: Implodes under his own gravitational pull.
  • 03:45 --- Star Wars: Ban on non-female character toys.
  • 05:28 - Doctor Who: Chris Chibnall showrunner reaction.
  • 15:21 - Game: Things in Five Words.
  • 19:44 - Big Finish: Ranges we recommend.
  • 34:20 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 36:20 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #169: Doctor Who - The Husbands of River Song

Staggering Commentary #169: Doctor Who - The Husbands of River Song

For 8 February 2016 (recorded 20 January 2016)

Duration: 59:56

MP3 (35,201 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, beheaded, in front of the 2015 Doctor Who Christmas special, The Husbands of River Song, and spout our usual nonsense!

River is being slow on the uptake, the Doctor is not the man he used to be and Hydroflax is straight from a Douglas Adams script. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Husbands of River Song…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #229

Staggering Podcast #229: When Charley Met the Doctor (aka They Don't Like the Mail Up Em)

For 1 February 2016 (recorded 25 January 2016)

Duration: 47:57

MP3 (28,176 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn have a retrospective on early Big Finish Eighth Doctor audio plays, play a game, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:08 --- Welcome!
  • 01:51 - News:
  • 02:01 --- Doctor Who: Moffat prepares to go as Chris Chibnall prepares to come.
  • 03:36 --- Jessica Jones: Netflix announces second season.
  • 04:25 --- Robert Banks Stewart: DEAD!
  • 05:10 --- Doctor Who RPG: Eleventh Doctor sourcebook out in digital form.
  • 06:25 --- Doctor Who LEGO: Stop motion animated fan short.
  • 07:17 - Doctor Who: Big Finish's Eighth Doctor audio plays (Charley Pollard era).
  • 21:18 - Game: Things in Five Words.
  • 30:06 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 44:41 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 45:18 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #168: Doctor Who - Hell Bent

Staggering Commentary #168: Doctor Who - Hell Bent

For 25 January 2016 (recorded 6 January 2016)

Duration: 64:33

MP3 (37,901 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, cloistered, in front of the 2015 Doctor Who episode, Hell Bent, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor isn't going to take anymore, the General feels the change coming on and the President has lost more than his hair. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Hell Bent…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #228

Staggering Podcast #228: The Abominable Retrospective (aka Capaldi's Solid Seconds)

For 18 January 2016 (recorded 11 January 2016)

Duration: 92:14

MP3 (54,130 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler and Keith Dunn have a retrospective on Doctor Who 'Series 9', discus the 2016 Sherlock episode 'The Abominable Bride', have some more Predictions for 2016, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:59 --- Welcome!
  • 02:02 - News:
  • 02:16 --- Dirk Gently: BBC America bringing it back to TV.
  • 04:13 --- Jekyll and Hyde: ITV swing the axe of death.
  • 08:10 --- Class: Spinning onto our screens in late 2016.
  • 11:52 --- Doctor Who RPG: More free fan created sourcebooks.
  • 14:29 --- David Bowie: DEAD! (also Lemmy and Ed 'Stewpot' Stewart).
  • 16:56 - Predictions: Crumbly adds his prognostications.
  • 21:07 - Doctor Who: Series 9 (2015) retrospective.
  • 56:37 - Sherlock: The Abominable Bride.
  • 68:53 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 90:03 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 90:40 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #167: Doctor Who - Heaven Sent

Staggering Commentary #167: Doctor Who - Heaven Sent

For 11 January 2016 (recorded 6 January 2016)

Duration: 56:54

MP3 (33,420 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, repeated, in front of the 2015 Doctor Who episode, Heaven Sent, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor's head is in a spin cycle, the Veil has seen too much Scooby Doo and, well, nobody else is there. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Heaven Sent…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #227

Staggering Podcast #227: The Force of River Song (aka Banishing the Ghost of Jar Jar)

For 4 January 2016 (recorded 28 December 2015)

Duration: 109:42

MP3 (64,357 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn discuss the 2015 Doctor Who Christmas Special 'The Husbands of River Song' and 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', come up with our Predictions, Hopes and Dreams, and Fears for 2016, see how wrong we were about our Predictions for 2015, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:25 --- Welcome!
  • 01:46 - News:
  • 01:57 --- War of the Worlds: New TV miniseries.
  • 03:18 --- UK broadcast details: Agent Carter S2 and Legends of Tomorrow.
  • 07:16 --- The Man in the High Castle: Season 2 ordered.
  • 09:38 --- LEGO Dimensions: Real Keith has a play.
  • 10:26 --- Doctor Who RPG: Tenth Doctor sourcebook now out in PDF.
  • 12:51 - Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song.
  • 24:42 - Predictions, Fears and Hopes & Dreams for the future:
  • 25:10 --- How wrong we were: Predictions for 2015.
  • 33:46 --- Predictions for 2016.
  • 39:33 --- How wrong we were: Fears for 2015.
  • 50:25 --- Fears for 2016.
  • 54:25 --- How wrong we were: Hopes and Dreams for 2015.
  • 63:43 --- Hopes and Dreams for 2016.
  • 70:35 - Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
  • 96:03 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 106:20 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 106:51 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #166: Doctor Who - Face the Raven

Staggering Commentary #166: Doctor Who - Face the Raven

For 28 December 2015 (recorded 8 December 2015)

Duration: 51:18

MP3 (30,144 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, crowing, in front of the 2015 Doctor Who episode, Face the Raven, and spout our usual nonsense!

Rigsy woke up dead, Clara is smugging it up to danger levels and the Doctor misses the clue in the term trap street. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Face the Raven…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #226

Staggering Podcast #226: Yule Bent (aka The Christmas Lurgy Special)

For 21 December 2015 (recorded 15 December 2015)

Duration: 90:42

MP3 (53,225 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn discuss the 2015 Doctor Who episodes 'Heaven Sent' and 'Hell Bent', play an audio quiz and charades, pull some Christmas Crackers, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:30 --- Welcome!
  • 02:44 - News:
  • 02:55 --- Lost in Space: New Netflix series.
  • 04:34 --- Neil Gaiman: Developing new Gormenghast film.
  • 07:00 --- JMS: Adapting Red Mars for TV.
  • 09:27 --- Adam J Purcell: DEAD!
  • 10:57 --- Doctor Who RPG: New scenarios book.
  • 11:44 --- Doctor Who: Peter Jackson and Peter Capaldi video.
  • 13:36 --- Doctor Who: Capaldi, Matt Smith, Eccleston etc. visit or video for sick fan.
  • 16:01 --- Star Trek: Beyond trailer out.
  • 16:39 - Christmas Crackers!
  • 21:38 - Charades.
  • 27:07 - Doctor Who: Heaven Sent.
  • 41:46 - Audio Quiz: Doctor Who Series 9.
  • 49:20 - Doctor Who: Hell Bent.
  • 73:36 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 85:51 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 86:47 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #165: Doctor Who - Sleep No More

Staggering Commentary #165: Doctor Who - Sleep No More

For 14 December 2015 (recorded 8 December 2015)

Duration: 48:22

MP3 (28,420 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, nightmared, in front of the 2015 Doctor Who episode, Sleep No More, and spout our usual nonsense!

Clara is finally getting some time with the Doctor this season, Rassmussen keeps interrupting the action and the Sandmen wish they were Xenomorphs. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Sleep No More…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #225

Staggering Podcast #225: Crow No More (aka Jet Lag Recovery)

For 7 December 2015 (recorded 5 December 2015)

Duration: 73:19

MP3 (43,041 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller discuss the 2015 Doctor Who episodes 'The Zygon Inversion', 'Sleep No More' and 'Face the Raven', find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:45 --- Welcome!
  • 02:31 - News:
  • 03:15 --- Robert Loggia: DEAD!
  • 03:39 --- Tremors: Kevin Bacon for TV series.
  • 04:04 --- iZombie: Second season gets additional episodes.
  • 04:16 --- Doctor Who: Radio Times interviews and cover.
  • 05:50 --- Star Wars: Disney dissing slave Leia?
  • 08:53 - Doctor Who:
  • 09:02 --- The Zygon Inversion.
  • 21:29 --- Sleep No More.
  • 32:23 --- Face the Raven.
  • 44:52 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 68:10 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 68:42 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #164: Doctor Who - The Zygon Inversion

Staggering Commentary #164: Doctor Who - The Zygon Inversion

For 30 November 2015 (recorded 9 November 2015)

Duration: 50:17

MP3 (29,542 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, boxed, in front of the 2015 Doctor Who episode, The Zygon Inversion, and spout our usual nonsense!

Osgood is thinking about the Doctor's underwear, Clara and Bonnie have a special connection and the Doctor has a speech ready to go. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Zygon Inversion…

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Staggering Stories Commentary #163: Doctor Who - The Zygon Invasion

Staggering Commentary #163: Doctor Who - The Zygon Invasion

For 30 November 2015 (recorded 9 November 2015)

Duration: 48:06

MP3 (28,264 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, extremisted, in front of the 2015 Doctor Who episode, The Zygon Invasion, and spout our usual nonsense!

Osgood is no longer beside herself, Kate is off sightseeing, Clara isn't quite feeling herself and the Doctor's been given another aircraft. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Zygon Invasion…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #224

Staggering Podcast #224: L.I. Who? (aka Taking to the Stage)

For 23 November 2015 (recorded 13 November 2015)

Duration: 71:48

MP3 (51,275 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn, Scott Fuller and guest presenter Gary Russell take some Escape Pod Discs, tackle some Quick Fire Questions, have a 30 Second Recommendation, admit to some Guilty Pleasures, squeeze in a quick interview, find a tiny amount of news, and a variety of other stuff (all live at the L.I. Who Doctor Who convention), specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:53 --- Welcome!
  • 03:06 - News:
  • 03:14 --- David Tennant: A new member to his family?
  • 04:47 - Escape Pod Discs.
  • 22:05 - Quick Fire Questions.
  • 23:39 - 30 Second Recommendation: Newsroom.
  • 25:28 - Guilty Pleasures.
  • 42:36 - Swanee-Kazoo.
  • 47:39 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 49:37 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.
  • 50:24 - Bonus: Interview.
  • 59:58 - Bonus: Live feedback.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #162: Doctor Who - The Woman Who Lived

Staggering Commentary #162: Doctor Who - The Woman Who Lived

For 16 November 2015 (recorded 28 October 2015)

Duration: 49:43

MP3 (29,211 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, held-up, in front of the 2015 Doctor Who episode, The Woman Who Lived, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor's searching for a curio, Leandro has some seriously hot breath and Me is a right Dick Turpin. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Woman Who Lived…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #223

Staggering Podcast #223: The Zygonic Twinkie (aka Dicking the Turpin)

For 9 November 2015 (recorded 2 November 2015)

Duration: 61:37

MP3 (36,184 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller discuss the 2015 Doctor Who episodes 'The Woman Who Died' and 'The Zygon Invasion', find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:56 --- Welcome!
  • 02:25 - News:
  • 02:32 --- Doctor Who: Capaldi to stay for at least a third season.
  • 04:23 --- Doctor Who: Tennant and Tate head to Big Finish.
  • 07:08 --- K9: The Movie.
  • 09:20 --- Karen Gillan: 'Conventional' short film on YouTube.
  • 11:59 --- Star Trek: New TV series for 2017.
  • 13:55 --- Doctor Who: New art book out now.
  • 15:26 --- Staggering Stories: We're off to LI Who and Chicago TARDIS.
  • 17:12 - Doctor Who:
  • 17:33 --- The Woman Who Lived.
  • 28:54 --- The Zygon Invasion.
  • 45:57 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 58:06 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 58:54 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #161: Doctor Who - The Girl Who Died

Staggering Commentary #161: Doctor Who - The Girl Who Died

For 2 November 2015 (recorded 28 October 2015)

Duration: 47:47

MP3 (28,077 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, pulped, in front of the 2015 Doctor Who episode, The Girl Who Died, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor's gone yo-yo, Clara gets up close and personal with a love sprite and Ashildr's been parachuted in from another franchise. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Girl Who Died…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #222

Staggering Podcast #222: Viking Pulp (aka Spankhurst and the Donkey Punch)

For 26 October 2015 (recorded 19 October 2015)

Duration: 88:15

MP3 (51,794 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn discuss the 2015 Doctor Who episodes 'Before the Flood' and 'The Girl Who Died', say what we've been up to recently, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:35 --- Welcome!
  • 02:32 - News:
  • 02:42 --- Jekyll and Hyde: ITV series starts.
  • 05:59 --- Prometheus: Sequel now named Alien: Paradise Lost.
  • 08:25 --- Derek Ware: DEAD!
  • 10:04 --- Star Wars: Ticket demand kills booking systems.
  • 11:22 --- Star Trek: Buy a place with an Enterprise D bridge home cinema.
  • 12:35 --- Maisie Williams: Jumper.
  • 13:00 --- Star Wars: R2D2 aircraft now flying.
  • 14:39 --- Back to the Future Day.
  • 15:58 - Doctor Who: Before the Flood.
  • 29:10 - Flotsam and Jetsam.
  • 34:57 - Doctor Who: The Girl Who Died.
  • 59:18 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 82:13 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 82:57 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #160: Doctor Who - Before the Flood

Staggering Commentary #160: Doctor Who - Before the Flood

For 19 October 2015 (recorded 14 October 2015)

Duration: 46:58

MP3 (27,603 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, bootstrapped, in front of the 2015 Doctor Who episode, Before the Flood, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor's breaking the fourth wall, Clara's seen a ghost and Prentis wants to be dominated. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Before the Flood…

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Staggering Stories Commentary #159: Doctor Who - Under the Lake

Staggering Commentary #159: Doctor Who - Under the Lake

For 19 October (recorded 14 October 2015)

Duration: 46:42

MP3 (27,346 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, besieged, in front of the 2015 Doctor Who episode, The Under the Lake, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor's relying on flash cards, Clara's become an adrenaline junkie and Moran is feeling the heat. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Under the Lake…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #221

Staggering Podcast #221: Under the Familiar (aka Everything is Awesome?)

For 12 October 2015 (recorded 5 October 2015)

Duration: 87:45

MP3 (51,502 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller discuss the 2015 Doctor Who episodes 'The Witch's Familiar' and 'Under the Lake', find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:53 --- Welcome!
  • 02:41 - News:
  • 02:49 --- Doctor Who: New spin-off - Class.
  • 05:59 --- Doctor Who: Big Finish for the War Doctor.
  • 10:56 --- BBC Radio 4: Halloween plays.
  • 15:07 --- Star Trek: Former Scottish First Minister was James T. Kirk?
  • 17:18 --- Back to the Future: Special Pepsi bottles for 2015 celebration.
  • 18:41 --- Doctor Who: First Lego set shown.
  • 19:38 --- Locke and Key: Audio adaptation out now (currently free) on Audible.
  • 23:02 - Doctor Who:
  • 23:12 --- The Witch's Familiar.
  • 43:35 --- Under the Lake.
  • 58:28 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 84:36 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 85:35 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #158: Doctor Who - The Witch's Familiar

Staggering Commentary #158: Doctor Who - The Witch's Familiar

For 5 October (recorded 29 September 2015)

Duration: 50:43

MP3 (29,798 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, eyed, in front of the 2015 Doctor Who episode, The Witch's Familiar, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor & Davros may be seeing eye to eye, though Clara & Missy are fighting over a stick. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Witch's Familiar…

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Staggering Stories Commentary #157: Doctor Who - The Magician's Apprentice

Staggering Commentary #157: Doctor Who - The Magician's Apprentice

For 5 October 2015 (recorded 29 September 2015)

Duration: 48:47

MP3 (28,663 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, tanked, in front of the 2015 Doctor Who première episode, The Magician's Apprentice, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor's living it up in 1138, Clara's doing UNIT's job for them and Missy has been slipped a disc. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Magician's Apprentice…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #220

Staggering Podcast #220: Hand Mine Job Lot (aka Capaldi: Axeman)

For 28 September 2015 (recorded 21 September 2015)

Duration: 61:01

MP3 (35,831 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller discuss the 2015 première Doctor Who episode The Magician's Apprentice, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:10 --- Welcome!
  • 02:27 - News:
  • 02:38 --- Doctor Who: Jenna Coleman to depart.
  • 04:58 --- Torchwood: Big Finish already plan a second series of audios.
  • 06:59 --- Marvel TV: Jessica Jones dated by Netflix.
  • 09:30 - Doctor Who: The Magician's Apprentice.
  • 46:03 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 52:30 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 54:19 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #156: Primeval - Series 2, Episode 7

Staggering Commentary #156: Primeval - Series 2, Episode 7

For 21 September 2015 (recorded 19 August 2015)

Duration: 47:09

MP3 (27,711 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, caged, in front of Primeval series two, episode seven and spout our usual nonsense!

Nick Cutter thinks he's smarter than your average predator, Stephen Hart is really ripped apart over something and Helen Cutter is still twiddling her moustache. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Primeval: Series 2, Episode 7…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #219

Staggering Podcast #219: Anticipation of Capaldi's Second Coming (aka Buffying Up)

For 14 September 2015 (recorded 7 September 2015)

Duration: 54:23

MP3 (31,951 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller discuss their hopes for the upcoming Doctor Who series, look back at Buffy the Vampire the Slayer, talk about their time at the Whooverville 7 convention, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:13 --- Welcome!
  • 02:43 - News:
  • 02:52 --- Doctor Who: The Underwater Menace DVD unleashed.
  • 04:58 --- Galaxy Quest: The TV series.
  • 07:03 --- RTD: Use's Doctor Who team for his A Midsummer Night's Dream.
  • 09:48 --- Gobsmack Comics: Local pop-up comic shop opens.
  • 10:30 --- Barrowman: Plays TARDIS dress up.
  • 11:41 - Whooverville 7: convention report.
  • 21:43 - Game: Cheddar Gorge.
  • 25:10 - Doctor Who: Our hopes for the 2015 series.
  • 34:30 - Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
  • 44:17 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 50:48 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 51:53 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #155: Primeval - Series 2, Episode 6

Staggering Commentary #155: Primeval - Series 2, Episode 6

For 7 September 2015 (recorded 19 August 2015)

Duration: 47:24

MP3 (27,860 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, jammed, in front of Primeval series two, episode six and spout our usual nonsense!

Nick Cutter is experiencing trunk envy, Stephen Hart gets Cutter's knuckle sandwich and Oliver Leak has been a very naughty boy. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Primeval: Series 2, Episode 6…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #218

Staggering Podcast #218: The Ten Year Smackdown (aka Dougal and the Blue Box)

For 31 August 2015 (recorded 24 August 2015)

Duration: 79:29

MP3 (46,659 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller compare the first ten years of classic Doctor Who to the first ten years of New Who, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:33 --- Welcome!
  • 02:10 - News:
  • 02:20 --- Doctor Who: No Hugo win.
  • 03:44 --- Star Wars: Peter Cushing in Rogue One?
  • 05:38 --- Star Wars: Tom Baker off to a galaxy far, far away?
  • 08:04 --- Doctor Who: Buy your own irratiated part of Who history.
  • 10:40 --- Doctor Who: Warlord Games releasing official miniature game.
  • 16:24 - Doctor Who: The first 10 years of Classic vs. New.
  • 66:26 - The Pluggery:
  • 66:37 --- Whooverville - Doctor Who convention in Derby.
  • 68:39 --- The Imperium - a rather excellent looking telefantasy comic.
  • 70:13 --- Strangeness in Space - Comedy audio series featuring Sophie Aldred and Trev & Simon.
  • 71:12 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 74:29 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 75:16 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #154 Doctor Who - Forest of the Dead

Staggering Commentary #154: Doctor Who - Forest of the Dead

For 24 August 2015 (recorded 18 March 2015)

Duration: 50:34

MP3 (29,712 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, Scooby-Dooed, in front of the 2008 Doctor Who episode, Forest of the Dead, and spout our usual nonsense!

Miss Evangelista has a gurning fit, Donna just adds water for some instant children and River's moment has been prepared for. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Forest of the Dead…

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Staggering Stories Commentary #153 Doctor Who - Silence in the Library

Staggering Commentary #153: Doctor Who - Silence in the Library

For 24 August 2015 (recorded 18 March 2015)

Duration: 46:16

MP3 (27,190 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, flayed, in front of the 2008 Doctor Who episode, Silence in the Library, and spout our usual nonsense!

Donna has a face-off, River Song's diary is bulging and the Doctor feels at a disadvantage. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Silence in the Library…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #217

Staggering Podcast #217: National Alien Invasion Day (aka It's Your Head on the Block)

For 17 August 2015 (recorded 10 August 2015)

Duration: 73:43

MP3 (43,277 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 1971 Doctor Who TV story 'The Claws of Axos' and the 1996 film 'Independence Day', play a game of Cheddar Gorge, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:25 --- Welcome!
  • 02:18 - News:
  • 02:30 --- Doctor Who: Gallifrey found, on Pluto's moon.
  • 03:59 --- Humans: Channel 4 and AMC order a second season.
  • 05:20 --- Doctor Who: Jago & Litefoot & Strax.
  • 07:57 --- Susan Sheridan: DEAD!
  • 09:43 --- Doctor Who: Tennant and RTD spotted in Cardiff.
  • 10:43 --- Doctor Who: Limited or no new episodes in 2016?
  • 13:37 --- The Imperium: 1960s telefantasy comic IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign (with added Staggerers).
  • 17:23 - Doctor Who: The Claws of Axos.
  • 34:00 - Game: Cheddar Gorge.
  • 37:48 - Independence Day (1996 film).
  • 55:38 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 65:49 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 66:25 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #152: Primeval - Series 2, Episode 5

Staggering Commentary #152: Primeval - Series 2, Episode 5

For 10 August 2015 (recorded 10 June 2015)

Duration: 48:34

MP3 (28,542 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, graboided, in front of Primeval series two, episode five and spout our usual nonsense!

Nick Cutter is experiencing Tremors (with the serial numbers filed off), Stephen Hart is grabbed from below and Taylor is needing a slap. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Primeval: Series 2, Episode 5…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #216

Staggering Podcast #216: The Blue Pill of Rassilon (aka Where's my Dibber?)

For 3 August 2015 (recorded 27 July 2015)

Duration: 61:44

MP3 (36,251 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 1986 Doctor Who TV story 'The Ultimate Foe' and the 1999 film 'The Matrix', play a game of virtual Tea Duelling, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:58 --- Welcome!
  • 02:27 - News:
  • 02:41 --- Doctor Who: Series 10 (2016) already confirmed.
  • 04:44 --- Thunderbirds: Three new 1960s episodes to be made.
  • 06:19 --- Doctor Who: Titan Comics Eigth Doctor (Paul McGann) mini-series.
  • 08:44 --- Colin Baker: Last Man on Earth short film funded.
  • 09:30 --- Strangeness in Space: First episode now released, for free.
  • 10:00 --- Patrick Stewart: On wife's music tour.
  • 11:32 --- Colin Baker: Fallen out with DWM?
  • 13:14 - Doctor Who: The Ultimate Foe.
  • 32:51 - Tea Duelling.
  • 39:58 - The Matrix (1999 film).
  • 53:36 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 56:16 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 57:38 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #151 Doctor Who - The Unicorn and the Wasp

Staggering Commentary #151: Doctor Who - The Unicorn and the Wasp

For 27 July 2015 (recorded 5 February 2015)

Duration: 47:18

MP3 (27,793 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, bugged, in front of the 2008 Doctor Who episode, The Unicorn and the Wasp, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor is the man in the brown suit, Donna is a right flapper and Agatha has a mystery to solve. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Unicorn and the Wasp…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #215

Staggering Podcast #215: Games of War (aka Troughton's Face Off)

For 20 July 2015 (recorded 13 July 2015)

Duration: 64:46

MP3 (38,037 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn review the 1969 Doctor Who TV story 'The War Games' and the 1983 film 'WarGames', say what we've been up to recently, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:25 --- Welcome!
  • 02:26 - News:
  • 02:40 --- Doctor Who: Back on the 19th September 2015.
  • 04:52 --- Star Wars: Young Han Solo film.
  • 07:16 --- Doctor Who: Lego Dimensions for Capaldi.
  • 09:48 --- Sapphire and Steel: New TV series?
  • 17:07 --- Danger Mouse: More cast added to new series.
  • 17:47 --- Locke and Key: Audio adaptation coming.
  • 20:08 - WarGames (1983 film).
  • 34:10 - Flotsam and Jetsam.
  • 44:24 - Doctor Who: The War Games.
  • 59:59 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 62:24 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 62:58 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #150: Primeval - Series 2, Episode 3

Staggering Commentary #150: Primeval - Series 2, Episode 3

For 13 July 2015 (recorded 10 June 2015)

Duration: 52:21

MP3 (30,757 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, teething, in front of the Primeval series two, episode three and spout our usual nonsense!

Nick Cutter is hunting for some ancient pussy, Connor has himself a proper bunny boiler and nobody seems to recognise that they are really at Thorpe Park. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Primeval: Series 2, Episode 3…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #214

Staggering Podcast #214: Like an Egyptian (aka The Hand of Sutekh)

For 22 June 2015 (recorded 15 June 2015)

Duration: 72:11

MP3 (42,3819 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 1975 Doctor Who TV story 'Pyramids of Mars', the 1994 film 'Stargate', the 2015 film 'Minions', and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:00 --- Welcome!
  • 02:26 - News:
  • 02:37 --- Doctor Who: River Song coming to Big Finish.
  • 04:51 --- Neil Gaiman: American Gods TV series.
  • 06:33 --- Doctor Who: The Underwater Menace DVD cancelled.
  • 08:21 --- Patrick Macnee: DEAD!
  • 11:11 --- Clangers: want your money for toys.
  • 13:16 --- Colin Baker: wants your money for crowdfunded short film.
  • 16:05 - Doctor Who: Pyramids of Mars.
  • 32:54 - Minions (2015 film).
  • 35:42 - Stargate (1994 film).
  • 50:49 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 69:59 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 70:52 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #149 Doctor Who - The Doctor's Daughter

Staggering Commentary #149: Doctor Who - The Doctor's Daughter

For 29 June 2015 (recorded 26 November 2014)

Duration: 48:23

MP3 (28,431 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, copied, in front of the 2008 Doctor Who episode, The Doctor's Daughter, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor is feeling violated, Jenny's surprisingly supple, the Hath have fish tanks attached to their faces and Martha's just along for the ride. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Doctor's Daughter…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #213

Staggering Podcast #213: Xenomorphs vs Drashigs (aka Skulking Through the Bowels)

For 22 June 2015 (recorded 15 June 2015)

Duration: 84:36

MP3 (49,649 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 1973 Doctor Who TV story 'Carnival of Monsters', the 1986 film 'Aliens', say what we've been up to recently and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:48 --- Welcome!
  • 02:49 - News:
  • 03:01 --- Doctor Who: Second woman to write for New Who S9.
  • 04:35 --- Honours: Steven Moffat, Benedict Cumberbatch and more get Birthday Honours.
  • 07:01 --- Doctor Who: Osgood joins Big Finish UNIT series.
  • 09:33 --- Christopher Lee: DEAD!
  • 14:40 --- Ron Moody: DEAD!
  • 16:01 --- Ghostbusters: Chris Hemsworth is new receptionist.
  • 17:03 --- Prometheus/Alien: Mash-up movie.
  • 19:22 - Doctor Who: Carnival of Monsters.
  • 33:06 - Flotsam and Jetsam.
  • 57:04 - Aliens.
  • 74:11 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 80:26 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 81:10 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #148: Primeval - Series 2, Episode 1

Staggering Commentary #148: Primeval - Series 2, Episode 1

For 15 June 2015 (recorded 23 July 2014)

Duration: 52:21

MP3 (30,757 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, en-raptor-ed, in front of ITV's Primeval Series 2, Episode 1, and spout our usual nonsense!

Nick Cutter is feeling discombobulated, Claudia's feeling nonexistent and the raptors just want to go shopping. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Primeval: Series 2, Episode 1…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #212

Staggering Podcast #212: Life Cycles of the Naughty Looking (aka Horror on the Riviera)

For 8 June 2015 (recorded 1 June 2015)

Duration: 71:59

MP3 (42,264 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 1986 Doctor Who TV story 'Terror of the Vervoids', the 1979 film 'Alien', the 2015 film 'Moomins on the Riviera' and the 2015 Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:52 --- Welcome!
  • 02:27 - News:
  • 02:37 --- Tron 3: DEAD!
  • 04:09 --- Humans: Airs on 14th June 2015 in the UK, 28th June 2015 in the US.
  • 05:21 --- Clangers: New series 15th June 2015 in the UK.
  • 06:47 --- The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Live action reboot in the works.
  • 07:55 --- Supergirl: Pilot leaked.
  • 08:42 --- Doctor Who: Lego Dimensions inclusion.
  • 10:29 - Alien.
  • 23:28 - Doctor Who: Symphonic Spectacular
  • 30:27 - Doctor Who: Terror of the Vervoids.
  • 44:53 - Moomins on the Riviera.
  • 51:21 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 66:49 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 77:26 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #147 Doctor Who - The Poison Sky

Staggering Commentary #147: Doctor Who - The Poison Sky

For 1 June 2015 (recorded 5 August 2014)

Duration: 46:21

MP3 (27,243 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, teleporting, in front of the 2008 Doctor Who episode, The Poison Sky, and spout our usual nonsense!

Martha is seeing double, Donna has a new interest in probic vents and the Doctor wants the world to burn. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Poison Sky…

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Staggering Stories Commentary #146 Doctor Who - The Sontaran Stratagem

Staggering Commentary #146: Doctor Who - The Sontaran Stratagem

For 1 June 2015 (recorded 5 August 2014)

Duration: 47:10

MP3 (27,722 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, choking, in front of the 2008 Doctor Who episode, The Sontaran Stratagem, and spout our usual nonsense!

Martha is wanting the Doctor, Donna has some explaining to do with her family and the Doctor is getting all choked up. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Sontaran Stratagem…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #211

Staggering Podcast #211: Cyborgs, Androids and Taran Wood Beasts (aka Rival Rubber Head)

For 25 May 2015 (recorded 18 May 2015)

Duration: 76:19

MP3 (44,802 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 1978 Doctor Who TV story 'The Androids of Tara' and the 1984 film 'The Terminator', play a game, say what we've been up to recently and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:10 --- Welcome!
  • 02:09 - News:
  • 02:47 --- Doctor Who: Moffat signed up for more?
  • 05:01 --- Renewals: More Agent Carter, Agents of SHIELD, Orphan Black and iZombie back for more.
  • 06:50 --- Martin Freeman: Joining Captain America.
  • 08:00 --- Doctor Who: Titan Comics' The Four Doctors.
  • 10:23 --- Doctor Who RPG: Free unofficial sourcebooks from fans.
  • 12:45 --- Science: Self repairing concrete.
  • 13:38 --- Arthur Darvill: Now in DC's Legends of Tomorrow.
  • 16:24 - The Terminator.
  • 30:57 - Quiz: Robot, Android or Cyborg?
  • 37:11 - Doctor Who: The Androids of Tara.
  • 50:22 - Flotsam and Jetsam.
  • 63:08 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 69:51 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 70:46 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #145: Babylon 5 - Z'ha'dum

Staggering Commentary #145: Babylon 5 - Z'ha'dum

For 18 May 2015 (recorded 25 June 2014)

Duration: 44:45

MP3 (26,303 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, jumped, in front of the Babylon 5 third season finale episode, 'Z'ha'dum', and spout our usual nonsense!

Sheridan has a blast from the past, Sheridan goes somewhere bad and Sheridan goes for a dive. But enough of his problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Babylon 5: Z'ha'dum…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #210

Staggering Podcast #210: Leather Bikini of Ultron (aka Staggering Chap Rap)

For 11 May 2015 (recorded 4 May 2015)

Duration: 80:25

MP3 (47,199 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 1977 Doctor Who TV story 'The Face of Evil' and the 2015 film 'Avengers: Age of Ultron', say what we've been up to recently and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:50 --- Welcome!
  • 02:28 - News:
  • 02:35 --- Torchwood: Big Finish series.
  • 05:57 --- Red Dwarf: Series 11 and 12 coming to Dave.
  • 07:30 --- Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrel: Finally on TV - Sunday 17th May 2015, 10pm, BBC One.
  • 08:34 --- Nigel Terry: DEAD!
  • 09:30 --- Grace Lee Whitney: DEAD!
  • 10:24 --- NASA: Breaking our understanding of Physics.
  • 12:26 - Doctor Who: The Face of Evil.
  • 27:35 - Flotsam and Jetsam.
  • 49:48 - Avengers: Age of Ultron.
  • 64:55 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 74:55 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 75:30 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #144 Doctor Who - Planet of the Ood

Staggering Commentary #144: Doctor Who - Planet of the Ood

For 6 May 2015 (recorded 25 June 2014)

Duration: 45:26

MP3 (26,700 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, foaming, in front of the 2008 Doctor Who episode, Planet of the Ood, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor must escape from the claw, Donna wants some social justice, the Ood should hate evolution and Klineman Halpen is going through the change. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Planet of the Ood…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #209

Staggering Podcast #209: Of Daleks and Beach Balls (aka When Slythers Evolve)

For 27 April 2015 (recorded 20 April 2015)

Duration: 74:18

MP3 (43,615 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 1964 Doctor Who TV story 'The Dalek Invasion of Earth' and the 1974 film 'Dark Star', say what we've been up to recently and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:39 --- Welcome!
  • 02:29 - News:
  • 02:43 --- Doctor Who: 8 Seasons and a movie?
  • 06:11 --- Trailers: Star Wars and Batman v Superman.
  • 12:09 --- Doctor Who: Symphonic Spectacular 'album cover'.
  • 13:17 --- Doctor Who: Eccleston's continued griping.
  • 15:29 --- Star Trek: Cosplay, in space.
  • 17:28 --- DC: Cosplay international record.
  • 19:07 - Dark Star.
  • 32:47 - Flotsam and Jetsam.
  • 43:54 - Doctor Who: The Dalek Invasion of Earth.
  • 61:27 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 68:08 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 69:10 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #143: Babylon 5 - Shadow Dancing

Staggering Commentary #143: Babylon 5 - Shadow Dancing

For 20 April 2015 (recorded 12 June 2014)

Duration: 46:32

MP3 (27,348 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, stabbed, in front of the Babylon 5 penultimate third season episode, 'Shadow Dancing', and spout our usual nonsense!

Franklin has a stabbing pain, Delenn is keeping an eye on Sheridan during the night and who is that visitor at this late hour? But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Babylon 5: Shadow Dancing…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #208

Staggering Podcast #208: Dead Who, Reborn Bat (aka Watershed 1989)

For 13 April 2015 (recorded 6 April 2015)

Duration: 79:45

MP3 (46,810 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 1989 Doctor Who story 'Survival' and the 1989 film 'Batman', say what we've been up to recently and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:53 --- Welcome!
  • 01:34 - News:
  • 01:42 --- Doctor Who: Official BitTorrent Bundle.
  • 04:31 --- The X-Files: Coming back to TV.
  • 06:50 --- The Avengers: Emma Peel audio adventures.
  • 09:12 --- Doctor Who: Hugo nomination for Listen.
  • 11:02 --- Crumbly Rant: Political rant perhaps involving Bilbo Baggins...
  • 13:09 --- Doctor Who RPG: Ninth Doctor sourcebook out in PDF.
  • 13:58 --- IDW Comics: Star Trek/Green Lantern crossover.
  • 16:11 - Doctor Who: Survival.
  • 29:44 - Game: Bring Your Own Book.
  • 55:02 - Batman (1989 film).
  • 67:21 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 71:36 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 72:15 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #142 Doctor Who - The Fires of Pompeii

Staggering Commentary #142: Doctor Who - The Fires of Pompeii

For 6 April 2015 (recorded 25 June 2014)

Duration: 51:29

MP3 (30,252 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, pyroclasticed, in front of the 2008 Doctor Who episode, The Fires of Pompeii, and spout our usual nonsense!

Donna wants to change history, the Doctor has a hankering for another man's face and the people of Pompeii are going to have a very bad day. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Fires of Pompeii…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #207

Staggering Podcast #207: Mysterious Planet of Death (aka The Embuggerance)

For 30 March 2015 (recorded 23 March 2015)

Duration: 61:53

MP3 (36,342 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn review the 1986 Doctor Who story 'The Mysterious Planet', discuss the recently deceased Sir Terry Pratchett and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:43 --- Welcome!
  • 02:40 - News:
  • 02:49 --- Terry Pratchett: DEAD.
  • 03:45 --- Star Wars: First stand-alone film named and filler novel.
  • 06:42 --- Tron 3: Filming later this year.
  • 08:49 --- Harry Potter: Tom Felton meets the superfans.
  • 10:38 --- Karen Gillan: HBO's The Devil You Know.
  • 12:07 - Terry Pratchett.
  • 25:11 - Quiz: New Who stats.
  • 37:47 - Doctor Who: The Mysterious Planet.
  • 54:31 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 58:40 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 59:29 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #141: Babylon 5 - Walkabout

Staggering Commentary #141: Babylon 5 - Walkabout

For 23 March 2015 (recorded 15 May 2014)

Duration: 44:47

MP3 (26,324 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, down bellowed, in front of the Babylon 5 third season episode, 'Walkabout', and spout our usual nonsense!

Franklin wants to find himself to have a jolly good word, Sheridan is itching for a fight and Lyta has a new master. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Babylon 5: Walkabout…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #206

Staggering Podcast #206: Mystery Men of the Autons (aka You have been and always shall be... Spock)

For 16 March 2015 (recorded 9 March 2015)

Duration: 67:55

MP3 (39,881 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 1999 film 'Mystery Men'and the 1971 Doctor Who story 'Terror of the Autons', discuss the recently deceased Leonard Nimoy and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:10 --- Welcome!
  • 02:09 - News:
  • 02:22 --- Leonard Nimoy: DEAD.
  • 04:21 --- Harrison Ford: MAIMED (again!)
  • 07:44 --- Community: Back for season 6.
  • 09:05 --- Harve Bennett: DEAD.
  • 10:38 --- Space: Sarah Brightman goes to the ISS.
  • 13:05 --- Doctor Who: Life insurance against extermination by Dalek.
  • 14:35 --- Shatner: Shat-app - Shatoetry.
  • 17:18 - Leonard Nimoy.
  • 27:00 - Mystery Men.
  • 40:44 - Doctor Who: Terror of the Autons.
  • 54:45 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 64:49 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 65:24 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #140 Doctor Who - Partners in Crime

Staggering Commentary #140: Doctor Who - Partners in Crime

For 9 March 2015 (recorded 12 June 2014)

Duration: 53:13

MP3 (31,265 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, fattened, in front of the 2008 Doctor Who premiere episode, Partners in Crime, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor is on the case, Donna is on the same case and the Adipose are nothing if not fat. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Partners in Crime…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #205

Staggering Podcast #205: The Quest of Scares (aka Tapa, tapa)

For 2 March 2015 (recorded 23 February 2015)

Duration: 71:32

MP3 (41,994 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 1999 film 'Galaxy Quest', discuss Doctor Who violence and scares over the years, say what we've been up to recently, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:30 --- Welcome!
  • 02:18 - News:
  • 02:30 --- Doctor Who: New UNIT Big Finish series with Kate Stewart.
  • 05:16 --- Alien: New sequel from Neill Blomkamp.
  • 07:14 --- Ghostbusters: Reboot and original series sequel?
  • 09:12 --- Samuel Anderson: Best male performance!
  • 11:01 --- Doctor Who: Titan comics Doctors 10, 11 & 12 crossover series.
  • 13:31 - Galaxy Quest.
  • 27:58 - Flotsum and Jetsam.
  • 45:46 - Doctor Who: Scares and violence in new vs old Doctor Who.
  • 59:31 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 66:28 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 67:07 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #139: Babylon 5 - War Without End, Part Two

Staggering Commentary #139: Babylon 5 - War Without End, Part Two

For 23 February 2015 (recorded 5 February 2015)

Duration: 45:19

MP3 (26,632 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, Zathrased, in front of the Season 3 Babylon 5 episode, War Without End, Part Two, and spout our usual nonsense!

Sheridan is space suit jumping, Sinclair's getting to that age for the change and Zathras is still poor Zathras. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy War Without End, Part Two…

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Staggering Stories Commentary #138: Babylon 5 - War Without End, Part One

Staggering Commentary #138: Babylon 5 - War Without End, Part One

For 23 February 2015 (recorded 5 February 2015)

Duration: 49:23

MP3 (29,180 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, unstuck, in front of the Season 3 Babylon 5 episode, War Without End, Part One, and spout our usual nonsense!

Sinclair is scarred, Zathras is scared and Londo is aged. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy War Without End, Part One…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #204

Staggering Podcast #204: Terror of the Pod People (aka Feel my Suckers!)

For 16 February 2015 (recorded 9 February 2015)

Duration: 76:10

MP3 (44,708 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review 'Doctor Who: Terror of the Zygons' and the 1978 film 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers', find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:03 --- Welcome!
  • 02:08 - News:
  • 02:21 --- Doctor Who: Sixth Doctor's final adventure coming.
  • 05:54 --- Doctor Who: LEGO.
  • 11:18 --- The Musketeers: Gets a third season.
  • 14:35 --- Doctor Who: Comic book getting UK release.
  • 19:13 - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978).
  • 29:00 - Flotsum and Jetsam.
  • 50:03 - Doctor Who: Terror of the Zygons.
  • 68:54 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 73:25 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 74:04 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #137: Doctor Who - Last Christmas

Staggering Commentary #137: Doctor Who - Last Christmas

For 9 February 2015 (recorded 5 February 2015)

Duration: 63:23

MP3 (37,220 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, crabby, in front of the 2014 Doctor Who Christmas special, Last Christmas, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor is dreaming, Clara is dreaming, Danny is still a dead soldier and Father Christmas likes a bit of Ho, Ho, Ho at night. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Last Christmas…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #203

Staggering Podcast #203: The Mind Rabbit (aka The Foreign Edit)

For 2 February 2015 (recorded 26 January 2015)

Duration: 52:07

MP3 (29,976 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review 'Doctor Who: The Mind Robber' and the 1988 film 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit', find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:52 --- Welcome!
  • 02:02 - News:
  • 02:10 --- Atlantis: DEAD!
  • 05:08 --- Torchwood: Back in radio form.
  • 06:55 --- Star Trek: Simon Pegg to write next film.
  • 08:14 --- Simon Fisher-Becker: Even more hitched.
  • 09:04 --- Colin Baker: Star Trekkin' across the universe.
  • 12:10 --- In the Flesh: DEAD!
  • 13:08 --- Wizards vs Aliens: On hiatus.
  • 15:25 - Doctor Who: The Mind Robber.
  • 29:00 - Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988 film).
  • 44:24 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 46:56 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 48:09 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #136: Doctor Who - Death in Heaven

Staggering Commentary #136: Doctor Who - Death in Heaven

For 26 January 2015 (recorded 7 January 2015)

Duration: 60:50

MP3 (35,730 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, unearthed, in front of the 2014 Doctor Who episode, Death in Heaven, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor's been promoted, Danny's been upgraded, Clara is hanging around a graveyard and Missy is bananas. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Death in Heaven…

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Staggering Stories Commentary #135: Doctor Who - Dark Water

Staggering Commentary #135: Doctor Who - Dark Water

For 26 January 2015 (recorded 7 January 2015)

Duration: 48:49

MP3 (28,685 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, splattered, in front of the 2014 Doctor Who episode, Dark Water, and spout our usual nonsense!

Danny, the ex-solider, is feeling less than lively, Clara hasn't learnt how to ask for help and Missy reveals herself to the Doctor. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Dark Water…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #202

Staggering Podcast #202: Danger, Susan Foreman! (aka Oh, the Pain... The Pain)

For 19 January 2015 (recorded 12 January 2015)

Duration: 64:54

MP3 (38,107 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review 'Doctor Who: The Edge of Destruction' and the 1998 'Lost in Space' film, play a silly game, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:21 --- Welcome!
  • 02:01 - News:
  • 02:08 --- Doctor Who: Capaldi snubbed in National Television Awards.
  • 03:41 --- Daredevil: Netflix series coming 10th April 2015.
  • 04:50 --- Fiona Cumming: DEAD!
  • 06:17 --- Rod Taylor: DEAD!
  • 07:26 --- Brian Clemens: DEAD!
  • 08:27 --- Neil Gaiman: New short stories book.
  • 10:00 --- Doctor Who RPG: 8th Doctor sourcebook out in PDF.
  • 13:41 - Lost in Space (1998 film).
  • 26:18 - Game: Grab My Sonic.
  • 28:23 - Doctor Who: The Edge of Destruction.
  • 43:49 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 59:13 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 60:57 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #134: Doctor Who - In the Forest of the Night

Staggering Commentary #134: Doctor Who - In the Forest of the Night

For 12 January 2015 (recorded 26 November 2014)

Duration: 49:18

MP3 (28,968 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, foliaged, in front of the 2014 Doctor Who episode, In the Forest of the Night, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor is confused by the wood, Clara is leaving her marking on the TARDIS, Maebh is Little Red Riding Hood on drugs and did Danny mention he used to be a soldier? But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy In the Forest of the Night…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #201

Staggering Podcast #201: Festive Face Huggery (aka Predicting, Hoping and Fearing 2015)

For 5 January 2015 (recorded 29 December 2014)

Duration: 90:58

MP3 (53,379 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review 'Doctor Who: Last Christmas', come up with our Predictions, Hopes and Dreams, and Fears for 2015, see how wrong we were about our Predictions for 2014, play an audio quiz, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:42 --- Welcome!
  • 01:52 - News:
  • 02:04 --- Doctor Who: Clara back for another season.
  • 05:45 --- Star Trek: New scriptwriter required.
  • 07:33 --- Models: Unofficial Sci-Fi models.
  • 10:45 - The News Quiz 2014.
  • 26:08 - Doctor Who: Last Christmas.
  • 43:36 - Predictions, Fears and Hopes & Dreams for the future:
  • 43:50 --- How wrong we were: Predictions for 2014.
  • 50:27 --- Predictions for 2015.
  • 56:06 --- How wrong we were: Hopes and Dreams for 2014.
  • 63:03 --- Hopes and Dreams for 2015.
  • 68:14 --- How wrong we were: Fears for 2014.
  • 71:47 --- Fears for 2015.
  • 78:23 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 84:55 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 85:40 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #133: Doctor Who - Flatline

Staggering Commentary #133: Doctor Who - Flatline

For 29 December 2014 (recorded 12 November 2014)

Duration: 48:33

MP3 (28,527 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, flattened, in front of the 2014 Doctor Who episode, Flatline, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor wants to lend a hand, Clara is taking charge and KFC have named the monsters. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Flatline…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #200

Staggering Podcast #200: Fun, Frivolity and Jollity (aka Even more Crackers)

For 22 December 2014 (recorded 14 December 2014)

Duration: 116:03

MP3 (68,085 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller play lots of silly games to celebrate our 200th podcast, 7½ years of podcasting and Christmas, discuss Doctor Who's portrayals of real life historical figures, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:20 --- Welcome!
  • 01:40 - Christmas Crackers!
  • 05:10 - News:
  • 05:18 --- Doctor Who: BBC Theme park in 2020.
  • 08:01 --- Star Trek: New director required.
  • 11:29 --- Doctor Who: Lethbridge-Stewart novels coming.
  • 13:14 --- Tom Adams: DEAD!
  • 15:19 - Game: Doctor Who Series 8 Audio Quiz.
  • 28:45 - Game: Swanee-Kazoo
  • 33:17 - Doctor Who: Historical figures in Doctor Who.
  • 48:07 - Game: Theme Tune Audio Quiz.
  • 60:19 - Game: Cheddar Gorge.
  • 66:48 - Staggering Stories: Cardiff visit and Doctor Who set tour.
  • 80:56 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 108:09 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 110:01 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #132: Doctor Who - Mummy on the Orient Express

Staggering Commentary #132: Doctor Who - Mummy on the Orient Express

For 15 December 2014 (recorded 12 November 2014)

Duration: 49:44

MP3 (29,106 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, shambled, in front of the 2014 Doctor Who episode, Mummy on the Orient Express, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor is talking to himself, Clara wants a last hurrah and Perkins was probably a chimney sweep as a child. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Mummy on the Orient Express…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #199

Staggering Podcast #199: Calm Before the Celebrations (aka Balls)

For 8 December 2014 (recorded 1 December 2014)

Duration: 81:09

MP3 (47,634 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, and Keith Dunn discuss the unbroadcast 1980 Doctor Who story 'Shada' and the 1987 comedy film 'Spaceballs', find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:26 --- Welcome!
  • 02:52 - News:
  • 03:02 --- Doctor Who: Female writer for new season?
  • 05:39 --- Jekyll and Hyde: ITV making a new TV series.
  • 08:44 --- Westworld: HBO creating TV series.
  • 11:28 --- Doctor Who: New Statesman Doctor Who spoof cover.
  • 13:46 --- Reboot: Animated CGI series coming back with The Guardian Code.
  • 16:44 --- Star Trek: You can now buy Klingon Blood Wine.
  • 19:04 --- Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser trailer out.
  • 20:57 --- BBC Sci-Fi Season: My Life in Science Fiction.
  • 22:01 - Doctor Who: Shada.
  • 40:11 - Spaceballs.
  • 53:58 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 76:29 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 77:42 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #131: Doctor Who - Kill the Moon

Staggering Commentary #131: Doctor Who - Kill the Moon

For 1 December 2014 (recorded 30 October 2014)

Duration: 49:44

MP3 (29,220 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, lunatic, in front of the 2014 Doctor Who episode, Kill the Moon, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor has split, Clara has one of her moods, Courtney is a disruptive influence and the moon is a what?! But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Kill the Moon…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #198

Staggering Podcast #198: Heavenly Death (aka The Red Light Podcast)

For 24 November 2014 (recorded 17 November 2014)

Duration: 70:22

MP3 (41,309 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller discuss the 2014 Doctor Who episode 'Death in Heaven' and the season as a whole, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:16 --- Welcome!
  • 01:46 - News:
  • 01:56 --- Doctor Who: Big Finish resurrects Jon Pertwee.
  • 04:21 --- Star Wars: Episode VII named.
  • 06:19 --- The Bionic Man: Now costing Six Billion.
  • 08:35 --- Aunt May: Spider-man spin-off not happening.
  • 09:48 --- Glen A Larson: DEAD!
  • 10:54 --- Fine Art: Superheroes in ruffs.
  • 12:28 --- Conventions: Staggering team going to L.I. Who and Chicago TARDIS.
  • 14:41 - Doctor Who: Death in Heaven.
  • 35:48 - Doctor Who: New Who Season 8 retrospective.
  • 56:38 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 65:37 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 66:22 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #130: Doctor Who - The Caretaker

Staggering Commentary #130: Doctor Who - The Caretaker

For 17 November 2014 (recorded 30 October 2014)

Duration: 47:21

MP3 (27,832 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, PEed, in front of the 2014 Doctor Who episode, The Caretaker, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor has a cunning disguise, Courtney is feeling unwell and has Danny mentioned that he was a solider? But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Caretaker…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #197

Staggering Podcast #197: In the Dark of the Water (aka Dirty Clouds)

For 10 November 2014 (recorded 3 November 2014)

Duration: 74:30

MP3 (43,733 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller discuss the 2014 Doctor Who stories 'In the Forest of the Night' and 'Dark Water', find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:15 --- Welcome!
  • 02:13 - News:
  • 02:21 --- Doctor Who: Soundtrack release for The Day of the Doctor and The Time of the Doctor.
  • 03:20 --- Marvel: Benedict Cumberbatch to be Strange?
  • 04:39 --- Doctor Who: Replacement programme for The Day of the Doctor blu-rays.
  • 06:21 --- Marvel: No Agent Carter for UK Channel 4.
  • 07:56 --- Syphy: Admits that they've dropped the Sci-Fi ball.
  • 09:54 --- Barrowman: Working with NASA for Project Orion.
  • 10:36 --- Nichelle Nicols: Detained at airport, companion has drugs.
  • 11:35 - Doctor Who: In the Forest of the Night.
  • 26:05 - Doctor Who: Dark Water.
  • 53:20 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 68:44 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 69:31 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #129: Doctor Who - Time Heist

Staggering Commentary #129: Doctor Who - Time Heist

For 3 November 2014 (recorded 15 October 2014)

Duration: 48:51

MP3 (28,706 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, hustled, in front of the 2014 Doctor Who episode, Time Heist, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor has forgotten something, Clara has forgotten something, Psi has forgotten something and Saibra has forgotten something. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Time Heist…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #196

Staggering Podcast #196: The Trains of Death (aka The Clara Show)

For 27 October 2014 (recorded 20 October 2014)

Duration: 89:05

MP3 (52,277 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller discuss the 2014 Doctor Who stories 'Mummy on the Orient Express' and 'Flatline', find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:16 --- Welcome!
  • 02:45 - News:
  • 03:36 --- Minister of Chance: Kickstarter for film.
  • 05:20 --- Ghostbusters 3: New script, new cast.
  • 07:20 --- Humans: Everybody needs good androids.
  • 08:54 --- DC Comics: Ten new films over five years.
  • 12:33 --- Doctor Who: Buy a Siege Mode TARDIS.
  • 14:35 --- Lynda Bellingham: DEAD!
  • 15:46 - Keith's Birthday: Presents 1.
  • 17:49 - Doctor Who: Mummy on the Orient Express.
  • 35:38 - Keith's Birthday: Presents 2.
  • 37:31 - Doctor Who: Flatline.
  • 60:14 - Keith's Birthday: Presents 3.
  • 63:44 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 83:08 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 85:10 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #128: Doctor Who - Listen

Staggering Commentary #128: Doctor Who - Listen

For 20 October 2014 (recorded 15 October 2014)

Duration: 53:08

MP3 (31,212 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, divided, in front of the 2014 Doctor Who episode, Listen, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor is scared of the dark, Rupert's bed has been usurped and Clara grabs children. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Listen…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #195

Staggering Podcast #195: Moon the Caretaker (aka Nuking the Chicken)

For 13 October 2014 (recorded 6 October 2014)

Duration: 64:53

MP3 (38,097 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller discuss the 2014 Doctor Who stories 'The Caretaker' and 'Kill the Moon', find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:32 --- Welcome!
  • 02:24 - News:
  • 03:31 --- Doctor Who: Experience reopens on the 24th October.
  • 05:51 --- Gerry Anderson: Firestorm series to be Kickstarted to life.
  • 08:13 --- William Shatner: Back to play Kirk in new Star Trek film?
  • 11:10 --- Community: Shirley leaves Greendale.
  • 12:49 --- Maggie Stables: DEAD!
  • 14:20 --- Star Wars: X-Wing Airer.
  • 16:49 - Doctor Who: The Caretaker.
  • 32:16 - Doctor Who: Kill the Moon.
  • 51:14 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 62:24 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 62:52 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #127: Doctor Who - Robot of Sherwood

Staggering Commentary #127: Doctor Who - Robot of Sherwood

For 6 October 2014 (recorded 17 September 2014)

Duration: 49:23

MP3 (29,016 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, pantoed, in front of the 2014 Doctor Who episode, Robot of Sherwood, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor's as fed up with Robin as the viewers, Robin Hood himself is desperate for pain and the Sheriff of Nottingham may or may not be a robot or a cyborg. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Robot of Sherwood…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #194

Staggering Podcast #194: The Missing (aka The Mad Scramble)

For 29 September 2014 (recorded 24 September 2014)

Duration: 77:58

MP3 (45,762 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler and Keith Dunn discuss the 2014 Doctor Who stories 'Listen' and 'Time Heist', find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:03 --- Welcome!
  • 01:59 - News:
  • 02:02 --- Doctor Who: Guests for Christmas.
  • 03:26 --- Matt Smith: Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
  • 05:03 --- Danger Mouse: New voices all around.
  • 07:08 --- DEAD: Jane Baker, Angus Lennie and Richard Kiel.
  • 12:59 --- Shatner: Laments his mortality.
  • 09:33 --- Doctor Who RPG: 7th Doctor sourcebook out.
  • 10:59 --- Shatner: Thomson holidays advert.
  • 13:12 --- Brian Blessed: Hawkwind's Sonic Attack.
  • 14:24 --- Thunderbirds: Sheridan Smith's halfway through voicing Lady Penelope.
  • 16:49 - Doctor Who: Listen.
  • 38:45 - Doctor Who: Time Heist.
  • 57:44 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 74:33 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 75:11 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #126: Doctor Who - Into the Dalek

Staggering Commentary #126: Doctor Who - Into the Dalek

For 8 September 2014 (recorded 17 September 2014)

Duration: 49:23

MP3 (29,020 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, miniaturised, in front of the 2014 Doctor Who episode, Into the Dalek, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor is soul searching, Danny is causing himself brain damage and Rusty is feeling penetrated. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Into the Dalek…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #193

Staggering Podcast #193: The Adventures of Rusty and Robin (aka Operation Derby)

For 15 September 2014 (recorded 8 September 2014)

Duration: 97:50

MP3 (57,412 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller discuss the 2014 Doctor Who stories 'Into the Dalek' and 'Robot of Sherwood', reminisce on the recent Whooverville 6 convention, play a game, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:33 --- Welcome!
  • 02:01 - News:
  • 03:02 --- Doctor Who: New showrunner rumours.
  • 05:47 --- Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett: BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Good Omens.
  • 09:20 --- Clangers: Michael Palin to narrate the new series.
  • 11:14 --- Back to the Future: The musical pushed futher back into the future.
  • 12:59 --- Doctor Horrible's Sing-Along Blog: A sequel in 2015?
  • 14:40 - Doctor Who: Into the Dalek.
  • 33:33 - Game: Operation.
  • 38:20 - Doctor Who: Robot of Sherwood.
  • 56:13 - Whooverville 6.
  • 70:56 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 92:01 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 92:45 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #125: Doctor Who - Deep Breath

Staggering Commentary #125: Doctor Who - Deep Breath

For 8 September 2014 (recorded 2 September 2014)

Duration: 80:59

MP3 (47,532 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, eyebrowed, in front of the 2014 opening Doctor Who episode, Deep Breath, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor's not feeling himself, Clara's being attacked by a newspaper and the villain is slightly exposing himself. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Deep Breath…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #192

Staggering Podcast #192: The Capaldi Cometh (aka New Doctor, New Danger!)

For 1 September 2014 (recorded 25 August 2014)

Duration: 70:58

MP3 (41,670 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn discuss the 2014 Doctor Who story 'Deep Breath', find some general news and very little else, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:22 --- Welcome!
  • 02:01 - News:
  • 02:12 --- Doctor Who: Extra behind the scenes online programme.
  • 03:48 --- The Woman in Black: Film sequel coming.
  • 05:38 --- Doctor Who Legacy: New S8 content each week.
  • 06:58 --- Benedict Cumberbatch: To voice Khan.
  • 08:06 --- Doctor Who: Clara to leave TARDIS?
  • 09:55 --- Doctor Who: Porn film.
  • 10:47 --- Richard Attenborough: DEAD!
  • 12:33 - Doctor Who: Deep Breath.
  • 60:58 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 69:49 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 70:27 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #124: Doctor Who - Voyage of the Damned

Staggering Commentary #124: Doctor Who - Voyage of the Damned

For 25 August 2014 (recorded 15 May 2014)

Duration: 77:01

MP3 (45,208 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, Fooned, in front of the 2007 Christmas Doctor Who episode, Voyage of the Damned, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor's back in a DJ, Astrid is going off the deep end and Mr Copper is played by a complete twat. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Voyage of the Damned…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #191

Staggering Podcast #191: Recursion of the 1980s (aka Crumbly's Half Centenary)

For 18 August 2014 (recorded 11 August 2014)

Duration: 83:33

MP3 (49,042 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 1982 classic film 'Tron', the 1982 Doctor Who story 'Castrovalva' and the 2014 Karen Gillan film 'Guardians of the Galaxy', stow some Escape Pod Discs, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:59 --- Welcome!
  • 02:09 - News:
  • 02:20 --- Doctor Who: Moffat's online videos.
  • 04:38 --- Dirk Gently: New TV Series on the way?
  • 06:45 --- Doctor Who: Australian simulcast and more Symphonic Spectaculars.
  • 08:58 --- Doctor Who: Capaldi signed on for second season?
  • 11:40 - Tron (1982 film).
  • 27:02 - Escape Pod Discs: Scott.
  • 29:46 - Doctor Who: Castrovalva.
  • 48:00 - Guardians of the Galaxy (2014 film).
  • 59:05 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 75:22 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 76:51 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #123: Babylon 5 - Interludes and Examinations

Staggering Commentary #123: Babylon 5 - Interludes and Examinations

For 11 August 2014 (recorded 20 March 2014)

Duration: 43:56

MP3 (25,826 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, stimmed, in front of the Babylon 5 third season episode, 'Interludes and Examinations', and spout our usual nonsense!

Sheridan is dreaming, Kosh gets that burning sensation and Franklin is stimulated. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Babylon 5: Interludes and Examinations…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #190

Staggering Podcast #190: Beach Holidays (aka Sand in Delicate Places)

For 4 August 2014 (recorded 28 July 2014)

Duration: 73:07

MP3 (42,922 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 1984 classic film 'Dune' and the 1980 Doctor Who story 'The Leisure Hive', play a game of Cheddar Gorge, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:26 --- Welcome!
  • 02:19 - News:
  • 02:22 --- Doctor Who: Capaldi's silver screen adventure.
  • 04:28 --- Babylon 5: New film hopes?
  • 07:40 --- Doctor Who: New comics and 50th anniversary DVD/Blu-ray box sets.
  • 12:07 --- Firefly: Cast back for online game.
  • 14:54 --- Locke & Key: Film series deal.
  • 16:05 - Doctor Who: The Leisure Hive.
  • 38:21 - Game: Cheddar Gorge.
  • 43:07 - Dune (1984 film).
  • 59:05 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 67:53 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 68:43 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #122: Doctor Who - Last of the Time Lords

Staggering Commentary #122: Doctor Who - Last of the Time Lords

For 28 July 2014 (recorded 17 April 2014)

Duration: 57:01

MP3 (33,492 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, reset buttoned, in front of the 2007 Doctor Who episode, Last of the Time Lords, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor is Dobbying it up, Martha is on a mission and the Master has apparently become a wife beater. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Last of the Time Lords…

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Staggering Stories Commentary #121: Doctor Who - The Sound of Drums

Staggering Commentary #121: Doctor Who - The Sound of Drums

For 28 July 2014 (recorded 17 April 2014)

Duration: 48:37

MP3 (28,570 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, voted, in front of the 2007 Doctor Who episode, The Sound of Drums, and spout our usual nonsense!

Harold Saxon emits some terrible gas, the US President gets more than he bargained for and the Doctor is the Master's gimp. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Sound of Drums…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #189

Staggering Podcast #189: The Highlanding (aka More Dodgy Accents)

For 21 July 2014 (recorded 14 July 2014)

Duration: 64:56

MP3 (38,132 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 1986 classic film 'Highlander' and the 1966 Doctor Who story 'The Highlanders', play a game of Cheddar Gorge, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:59 --- Welcome!
  • 02:08 - News:
  • 02:22 --- Doctor Who: Leaks abound.
  • 07:08 --- Orphan Black: Back for a third season.
  • 08:29 --- Gremlins and The Goonies: sequelling or rebooting.
  • 10:25 --- Ghostbusters: 30th anniversary cinema screenings.
  • 11:53 --- Doctor Who RPG: Sixth Doctor source book.
  • 14:07 --- Doctor Who: Ben Wheatley directing.
  • 14:47 --- Patrick Stewart: will record a custom message for £1,000.
  • 16:55 --- Scottish Vote: David Tennant & John Barrowman just say no.
  • 18:36 - Doctor Who: The Highlanders.
  • 30:57 - Game: Cheddar Gorge.
  • 34:58 - Highlander.
  • 50:16 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 57:57 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 59:19 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #120: Babylon 5 - Ship of Tears

Staggering Commentary #120: Babylon 5 - Ship of Tears

For 14 July 2014 (recorded 4 March 2014)

Duration: 43:49

MP3 (25,760 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, merged, in front of the Babylon 5 third season episode, 'Ship of Tears', and spout our usual nonsense!

Bester wants something from the freezer, the Shadows need some auto spares and G'Kar still wants in. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Babylon 5: Ship of Tears…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #188

Staggering Podcast #188: A Mogwai, an Ergon and Danger Mouse Walk into a Bar... (aka That Ergon's a Chicken!)

For 7 July 2014 (recorded 1 July 2014)

Duration: 58:57

MP3 (34,622 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 1984 classic film 'Gremlins' and the 1983 Doctor Who story 'Arc of Infinity', play a game of Doctor Who Quotes, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:53 --- Welcome!
  • 01:36 - News:
  • 01:47 --- Doctor Who: Back on 23rd August 2014.
  • 03:58 --- Community: Six Seasons.
  • 05:16 --- Danger Mouse: Secret Agent's back for more.
  • 08:01 --- Doctor Who: S8 only 12 episodes and US screening.
  • 09:18 - Doctor Who: Arc of Infinity.
  • 23:23 - Game: Doctor Who Quotes.
  • 35:38 - Gremlins.
  • 44:56 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 50:34 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 51:40 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #119: Doctor Who - Blink

Staggering Commentary #119: Doctor Who - Utopia

For 2 June 2014 (recorded 4 March 2014)

Duration: 49:27

MP3 (29,056 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, corralled, in front of the 2007 Doctor Who episode, Utopia, and spout our usual nonsense!

Jack's a hanger-on, Yana has buried the truth and the Doctor is mainly doing running, again. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Utopia…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #187

Staggering Podcast #187: Forbidden Oculus of Evil (aka Actually a 'Fake Keith' Production)

For 23 June 2014 (recorded 16 June 2014)

Duration: 71:46

MP3 (42,134 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 1956 classic film 'Forbidden Planet', plus the 1975 Doctor Who story 'The Planet of Evil' and Karen Gillan's 2014 film Oculus, talk about our Evening with Sophie Aldred, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:34 --- Welcome!
  • 02:23 - News:
  • 02:34 --- Doctor Who: World Tour.
  • 04:28 --- DEAD: Sam Kelly.
  • 05:15 --- DEAD: Rik Mayall.
  • 06:14 --- DEAD: Casey Kasem.
  • 07:42 --- DEAD: Francis Matthews.
  • 08:25 --- MAIMED: Harrison Ford.
  • 09:40 --- Radio 4: Sci-Fi season - Dangerous Visions.
  • 10:39 --- Doctor Who RPG: Unofficial Doctor guides for non-canon stories.
  • 12:15 --- DC Films: A whole slew of superhero films coming.
  • 13:41 - Forbidden Planet.
  • 29:56 - An Evening with Sophie Aldred.
  • 37:26 - Doctor Who: Planet of Evil.
  • 51:20 - Oculus.
  • 60:21 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 64:44 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 65:15 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #118: Babylon 5 - Severed Dreams

Staggering Commentary #118: Babylon 5 - Severed Dreams

For 16 June 2014 (recorded 14 November 2013)

Duration: 46:17

MP3 (27,204 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, civil warred, in front of the Babylon 5 third season episode Severed Dreams, and spout our usual nonsense!

President Clark's forces have a bone to pick with B5, Delenn gets her bad-ass on and Sheridan is looking a little transparent. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Babylon 5: Severed Dreams…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #186

Staggering Podcast #186: Paradise in Space (aka Putting Paradise Towers to Rights)

For 9 June 2014 (recorded 2 June 2014)

Duration: 68:15

MP3 (40,076 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 1972 classic film 'Silent Running' and the 1987 Doctor Who story 'Paradise Towers', play a game of Only Connect, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:59 --- Welcome!
  • 01:58 - News:
  • 02:17 --- Doctor Who: Back in August 2014.
  • 03:34 --- Community: To be saved by Hulu?
  • 05:02 --- Ant-Man: Loses Edgar Wright as director.
  • 06:36 --- Doctor Who: The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot coming to disc.
  • 08:49 --- Matt Smith: Has a new squeeze?
  • 09:50 --- Jimmy 'the Goer' Doohan: D-Day Lander.
  • 11:57 --- Warehouse 13: The end is nigh.
  • 12:42 - Doctor Who: Paradise Towers.
  • 32:32 - Game: Only Connect.
  • 39:20 - Silent Running.
  • 54:03 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 59:48 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 60:42 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #117: Doctor Who - Blink

Staggering Commentary #117: Doctor Who - Blink

For 2 June 2014 (recorded 4 March 2014)

Duration: 47:10

MP3 (27,718 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, blinkered, in front of the almighty 2007 Doctor Who episode, Blink, and spout our usual nonsense!

Sally hates wallpaper, Larry hates clothes and the Doctor is trapped filming another episode. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Blink…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #185

Staggering Podcast #185: Bill and Ted's Twin Dilemma (aka Locking Keith in the Car)

For 26 May 2014 (recorded 19 May 2014)

Duration: 69:17

MP3 (40,678 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 1989 classic film 'Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure' and the 1984 Doctor Who story 'The Twin Dilemma', play a game of Things in Five Words, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:05 --- Welcome!
  • 02:02 - News:
  • 02:12 --- Doctor Who: More guest actors announced - Hermione Norris and Frank Skinner.
  • 03:54 --- Community: DEAD!
  • 05:39 --- H.R. Giger: DEAD!
  • 08:10 --- Karen Gillan: Selfie goes to series.
  • 09:03 --- Doctor Who: First female director since 2010 (Rachel Talalay).
  • 10:55 --- King Conan: Arnie back, with beard.
  • 11:39 --- Peanuts: Compendium book prefaced by RTD.
  • 14:33 - Doctor Who: The Twin Dilemma.
  • 29:02 - Game: Things in Five Words.
  • 38:12 - Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure.
  • 48:13 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 64:04 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 64:44 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #116: Babylon 5 - Point of No Return

Staggering Commentary #116: Babylon 5 - Point of No Return

For 21 April 2014 (recorded 23 October 2013)

Duration: 44:22

MP3 (26,080 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, martial lawed, in front of the Babylon 5 third season episode, 'Point of No Return', and spout our usual nonsense!

The Nightwatch goes all power grabby, Zack has a side to choose and Earthforce is feeling torn. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Babylon 5: Point of No Return…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #184

Staggering Podcast #184: Time-Flight Attacks! (aka Ack Ack, Ack-Ack!)

For 12 May 2014 (recorded 4 May 2014)

Duration: 71:15

MP3 (41,834 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 1996 classic film 'Mars Attacks!' and the 1982 Doctor Who story 'Time-Flight', play a game of Cards Against Gallifrey, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:07 --- Welcome!
  • 03:28 - News:
  • 03:46 --- Birthday: Adam's 40th.
  • 04:34 --- Doctor Who: Radio Times nominated for best cover.
  • 06:11 --- Matt Smith: Cast in the new Terminator film trilogy.
  • 08:26 --- Doctor Who: Day of the Doctor and Adventures in Space and Time win technical BAFTAs.
  • 09:38 --- DEAD: William Hartnell.
  • 09:51 --- Star Wars: Casting announced.
  • 13:52 --- The Shining: Buy clothes based on the carpet from Overlook hotel.
  • 15:35 --- The Omega Factor: TV series back in Big Finish audio form.
  • 19:38 --- Menagerie: New head joins the Staggering Stories team.
  • 20:42 - Doctor Who: Time-Flight.
  • 38:20 - Game: Cards Against Gallifrey.
  • 44:01 - Mars Attacks!
  • 55:56 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 66:30 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 66:40 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #115: Doctor Who - The Family of Blood

Staggering Commentary #115: Doctor Who - The Family of Blood

For 5 May 2014 (recorded 30 October 2013)

Duration: 48:07

MP3 (28,274 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, scarecrowed, in front of the 2007 Doctor Who episode, The Family of Blood, and spout our usual nonsense!

John Smith doesn't want to go, Joan likes John's ball action and the scarecrows are on the move. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Family of Blood…

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Staggering Stories Commentary #114: Doctor Who - Human Nature

Staggering Commentary #114: Doctor Who - Human Nature

For 5 May 2014 (recorded 30 October 2013)

Duration: 47:29

MP3 (27,902 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, humanified, in front of the 2007 Doctor Who episode, Human Nature, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor has lost his heart (well, one of them), Martha is a scivy and Tim is being fagged. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Human Nature…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #183

Staggering Podcast #183: Do Fake Trees Dream of Jip and Pain Baker? (aka Mark of the Replicant)

For 28 April 2014 (recorded 21 April 2014)

Duration: 69:23

MP3 (40,736 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 1982 classic film 'Blade Runner' and the 1985 Doctor Who story 'The Mark of the Rani', play another fateful game of Cards Against Humanity, abuse some Kinder Surprises, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:44 --- Welcome!
  • 02:09 - News:
  • 02:30 --- Doctor Who: North Korea gets it.
  • 03:36 --- Doctor Who: Ben Miller guest starring.
  • 04:29 --- Heroes Reborn: Missing its Cheerleader?
  • 06:07 --- Masters of the Universe: New director for the new film.
  • 07:20 --- Terrahawks: Big Finish audio plays.
  • 10:27 --- Joss Whedon: New film In Your Eyes available now.
  • 11:02 --- Doctor Who: British Pathé news reels featuring Doctor Who.
  • 11:50 --- Orphan Black: Back on BBC Three on 30th April 2014.
  • 12:24 --- Karen Gillan: Hair donated to Star Wars VII.
  • 13:34 --- Peanuts: Film teaser trailer now at large.
  • 14:00 - Doctor Who: The Mark of the Rani.
  • 29:09 - Game: Guess the Kinder Surprise toy.
  • 31:23 - Game: Cards Against Humanity.
  • 37:06 - Blade Runner.
  • 55:58 - Game: Guess the Kinder Surprise toy.
  • 59:08 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 64:39 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 65:21 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #113: Babylon 5 - Messages from Earth

Staggering Commentary #113: Babylon 5 - Messages from Earth

For 21 April 2014 (recorded 23 October 2013)

Duration: 44:24

MP3 (26,102 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, unearthed, in front of the Babylon 5 third season episode, 'Messages from Earth', and spout our usual nonsense!

Ganymede has an unwanted guest, Doctor Kirkish has a story to tell and the Nightwatch are closing in on Sheridan. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Babylon 5: Messages from Earth…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #182

Staggering Podcast #182: Metropolitan Myrka (aka Classic and Not So Classic)

For 14 April 2014 (recorded 7 April 2014)

Duration: 66:39

MP3 (39,138 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 1927 classic film 'Metropolis' and the 1984 Doctor Who story 'Warriors of the Deep', play a fateful game of Cards Against Humanity, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:40 --- Welcome!
  • 02:29 - News:
  • 02:39 --- DEAD: Kate O'Mara, Derek Martinus and Glyn Jones.
  • 06:13 --- Prometheus 2: Expected in the cinemas in 2016.
  • 08:29 --- Community: Six seasons and a movie?
  • 09:44 --- Doctor Who RPG: Fifth Doctor source book now out in PDF.
  • 10:51 --- Peanuts: Film teaser trailer now at large.
  • 11:49 - Doctor Who: Warriors of the Deep.
  • 27:12 - Game: Cards Against Humanity.
  • 36:35 - Metropolis.
  • 53:29 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 59:04 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 60:23 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #112: Doctor Who - 42

Staggering Commentary #112: Doctor Who - 42

For 7 April 2014 (recorded 23 October 2013)

Duration: 45:25

MP3 (26,694 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, burned, in front of the 2007 Doctor Who story, 42, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor is feeling the heat, Martha is jettisoned and Kath is an EastEnders reject. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy 42…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #181

Staggering Podcast #181: Tell Me, Doctor, Where Are We Going This Time? (aka Is it the 1880s or 1955?)

For 31 March 2014 (recorded 24 March 2014)

Duration: 87:31

MP3 (51,360 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 1985 classic film 'Back to the Future' and the 1966 Doctor Who story 'The Gunfighters', play a game of Cards Against Humanity, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:10 --- Welcome!
  • 02:46 - News:
  • 02:51 --- Star Wars: Timeframe revelations.
  • 05:33 --- Ghostbusters: Third film still happening?
  • 08:11 --- Football: Matt Smith charity match.
  • 09:39 --- Doctor Who: 3rd of April to be International Bow Tie Day.
  • 11:11 --- Shatner: 22nd Match is International Talk Like Shatner Day.
  • 13:41 --- Arthur Darvill: Now appearing in 'Once the Musical' in the West End.
  • 15:31 - Doctor Who: The Gunfighters.
  • 32:06 - Game: Cards Against Humanity.
  • 38:43 - Back to the Future.
  • 58:01 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 81:34 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 82:58 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #111: Babylon 5 - Dust to Dust

Staggering Commentary #111: Babylon 5 - Dust to Dust

For 24 March 2014 (recorded 2 October 2013)

Duration: 43:35

MP3 (25,624 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, dusted, in front of the Babylon 5 third season episode, 'Dust to Dust', and spout our usual nonsense!

Bester is playing Babylon Vice, G'Kar goes feral and Kosh is playing god again. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Babylon 5: Dust to Dust…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #180

Staggering Podcast #180: Busting Makes Us Feel Good (aka I Ain't Afraid of No Dogtanian)

For 17 March 2014 (recorded 10 March 2014)

Duration: 78:34

MP3 (46,122 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 1984 classic film 'Ghostbusters', play a Doctor Who trivia game, talk about the events 'The Third Surrey Steampunk Convivial' and 'Brighton Modelworld', find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:35 --- Welcome!
  • 02:00 - News:
  • 02:45 --- BBC Three: DEAD!
  • 04:48 --- Doctor Who: Radiophonic Workshop celebration event.
  • 05:51 --- James Ellis: DEAD!
  • 07:14 --- Gillan Watch: Oculus trailer released.
  • 08:23 --- Simon Fisher-Becker: One man show My Dalek has a Puncture.
  • 09:40 --- Peter Capaldi: Paddington Bear film coming in November.
  • 11:16 --- IDW Comics: Now has the licence to 'Inspector Spacetime'.
  • 12:57 - 30 Second Recommendation: Redshirts novel.
  • 15:05 - Doctor Who Trivial Game and Paranoid Pursuit.
  • 24:45 - Ghostbusters.
  • 41:37 - Brighton Modelworld (and general Lego talk!)
  • 49:48 - The Third Surrey Steampunk Convivial.
  • 57:07 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 74:27 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 75:30 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #110: Doctor Who - The Lazarus Experiment

Staggering Commentary #110: Doctor Who - The Lazarus Experiment

For 10 March 2014 (recorded 2 October 2013)

Duration: 45:25

MP3 (26,694 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, rejuvenated, in front of the 2007 Doctor Who story, The Lazarus Experiment, and spout our usual nonsense!

Martha has family problems, the Doctor is touching her underwear and Professor Lazarus is reenacting The Quatermass Experiment. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Lazarus Experiment…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #179

Staggering Podcast #179: Cardinal Sin (aka Companion Cogitation)

For 3 March 2014 (recorded 24 February 2014)

Duration: 96:40

MP3 (56,724 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, The Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller discuss 'What makes a Doctor Who companion', review the BBC's new series 'The Musketeers', find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:02 --- Welcome!
  • 02:00 - News:
  • 02:15 --- Doctor Who: Titan gets comic licence.
  • 04:46 --- Doctor Who: Twelfth Doctor's initial costume revealed.
  • 07:46 --- Back to the Future: The Musical.
  • 10:53 --- Heroes: Reborn.
  • 15:14 --- Guardians of the Galaxy: Karen Gillan's Nebula revealed, at last.
  • 17:22 --- Harold Ramis: DEAD!
  • 18:39 --- Inspector Spacetime: The film.
  • 19:26 --- Doctor Who: New male companion?
  • 24:23 --- Doctor Who: Dark Eyes 2 out from Big Finish.
  • 25:00 - Doctor Who: What makes a companion?
  • 42:35 - The Musketeers.
  • 56:22 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 86:55 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 87:46 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #109: Babylon 5 - Voices of Authority

Staggering Commentary #109: Babylon 5 - Voices of Authority

For 24 February 2014 (recorded 21 August 2013)

Duration: 46:03

MP3 (27,070 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, 957'ed, in front of the Babylon 5 third season episode, 'Voices of Authority', and spout our usual nonsense!

Sheridan has a naked guest, Marcus wants to put a bucket on his head and G'Kar wants in. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Babylon 5: Voices of Authority…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #178

Staggering Podcast #178: His Last SPLINK! (aka City of the French)

For 17 February 2014 (recorded 20 January 2014)

Duration: 66:58

MP3 (39,322 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review Doctor Who: The City of Death and the Sherlock episode 'His Last Vow', play a game, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:59 --- Welcome!
  • 03:14 - Doctor Who: The City of Death.
  • 20:05 - Trivial Game and Paranoid Pursuit.
  • 26:27 - Sherlock: His Last Vow.
  • 43:48 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 63:37 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 64:10 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #108: Doctor Who - Evolution of the Daleks

Staggering Commentary #108: Doctor Who - Evolution of the Daleks

For 10 February 2014 (recorded 5 September 2013)

Duration: 48:58

MP3 (28,774 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, ear-ached, in front of the 2007 Doctor Who episode, Evolution of the Daleks, and spout our usual nonsense!

Sec needs his suit dry cleaned, the Doctor and Martha are still running around sewers and the remainder of the Cult of Skaro are getting cold, er, tentacles. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Evolution of the Daleks…

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Staggering Stories Commentary #107: Doctor Who - Daleks in Manhattan

Staggering Commentary #107: Doctor Who - Daleks in Manhattan

For 10 February 2014 (recorded 5 September 2013)

Duration: 48:48

MP3 (28,680 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, enveloped, in front of the 2007 Doctor Who episode, Daleks in Manhattan, and spout our usual nonsense!

Laszlo has the snuffles, the Doctor and Martha are running around sewers and Dalek Sec wants a man. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Daleks in Manhattan…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #177

Staggering Podcast #177: The Sign of Capaldi (aka Willful Ignorance)

For 3 February 2014 (recorded 20 January 2014)

Duration: 58:21

MP3 (34,274 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller look forward to Peter Capaldi's era of Doctor Who, review the Sherlock episode 'The Sign of Three', play a game, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:48 --- Welcome!
  • 01:34 - News:
  • 01:44 --- Doctor Who: Tops 2013 iPlayer charts.
  • 02:58 --- Batman: 60s cult classic gets disc treatment.
  • 04:19 --- Doctor Who: More merchandise - Tales of Trenzalore book & less merchandise - Worlds in Time: DEAD!
  • 06:58 --- Roger Lloyd-Pack: DEAD!
  • 09:05 - Doctor Who: Our hopes and fears for Peter Capaldi's era.
  • 21:04 - Trivial Game and Paranoid Pursuit.
  • 26:18 - Sherlock: The Sign of Three.
  • 38:23 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 53:33 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 54:20 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #106: Babylon 5 - Matters of Honor

Staggering Commentary #106: Babylon 5 - Matters of Honor

For 27 January 2014 (recorded 7 August 2013)

Duration: 46:03

MP3 (27,070 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, rangered, in front of the Babylon 5 third season premiere episode, 'Matters of Honor', and spout our usual nonsense!

Babylon 5 is being repaired, Marcus is growing a beard and Londo wants to end it with Morden. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Babylon 5: Matters of Honor…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #176

Staggering Podcast #176: The Empty Fez (aka Looking Back in a Bow Tie)

For 20 January 2014 (recorded 13 January 2014)

Duration: 84:58

MP3 (49,864 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller look back on Matt Smith's era of Doctor Who, review the Sherlock episode 'The Empty Hearse', find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:52 --- Welcome!
  • 01:25 - News:
  • 01:35 --- Doctor Who: Peter Capaldi is being shot.
  • 03:49 --- Star Wars: Expanded Universe to be slimmed down, Dark Horse turned into glue and Fett gets his own film.
  • 07:37 --- Doctor Who: Gillan and Smith doing Australian convention tour.
  • 09:20 --- Star Wars: Peter David's rejected Star Wars Infinities.
  • 12:10 --- Sherlock: Series 4 and 5 plotted out.
  • 12:33 --- Doctor Who: Series 9 in 2015 and without split.
  • 13:33 - Doctor Who: Matt Smith Era Audio Quiz.
  • 24:02 - Doctor Who: Mattrospective of the Eleventh Doctor.
  • 37:25 - Sherlock: The Empty Hearse.
  • 49:27 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 81:22 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 81:54 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #105: Doctor Who - The Time of the Doctor

Staggering Commentary #105: Doctor Who - The Time of the Doctor

For 13 January 2014 (recorded 8 January 2014)

Duration: 66:01

MP3 (38,762 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, aged, in front of the 2013 Doctor Who Christmas special, The Time of the Doctor, and spout our usual nonsense!

Handles has lost everything but his head, the Doctor cannot tell a lie, Clara is going around naked and the Doctor just doesn't like the colour. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who - The Time of the Doctor…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #175

Staggering Podcast #175: Raggedy Man, Goodnight (aka Predicting, Hoping and Fearing 2014)

For 6 January 2014 (recorded 30 December 2013)

Duration: 112:21

MP3 (65,916 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review 'Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor', come up with our Predictions, Hopes and Dreams, and Fears for 2014, see how wrong we were about our Predictions for 2013, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:58 --- Welcome!
  • 02:19 - News:
  • 02:33 --- Doctor Who: Random House Audio taking on audio range.
  • 04:05 --- Doctor Who: Final IDW comic out now.
  • 06:21 --- Ant-man: Paul Rudd cast as hero.
  • 07:14 --- Doctor Who: An Adventure in Space and Time audio CD coming.
  • 07:56 --- Spider-man: Sony to make villain films.
  • 09:52 --- Fight: Keeley Hawes and Sheila Hancock fall out.
  • 11:46 --- BBC: FTP servers hacked.
  • 14:23 - Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor.
  • 32:55 - The News Quiz 2013.
  • 45:33 - Predictions, Fears and Hopes & Dreams for the future:
  • 45:51 --- How wrong we were: Predictions for 2013.
  • 54:21 --- How wrong we were: Hopes and Dreams for 2013.
  • 60:12 --- How wrong we were: Fears for 2013.
  • 63:48 --- Predictions for 2014.
  • 67:31 --- Fears for 2014.
  • 70:45 --- Hopes and Dreams for 2014.
  • 75:46 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 107:27 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 108:04 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #104: Doctor Who - The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot

Staggering Commentary #104: Doctor Who - The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot

For 16 December 2013 (recorded 12 December 2013)

Duration: 33:58

MP3 (19,988 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, parodied, in front of the Doctor Who 50th anniversary related spoof, The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, and spout our usual nonsense!

Peter, Colin and Sylvester are feeling left out, Barrowman has a terrible secret, Moffat has his play things and Russell 'The' Davies has completely cracked. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #174

Staggering Podcast #174: The Games of Yule (aka The Windy Podcast)

For 23 December 2013 (recorded 16 December 2013)

Duration: 99:57

MP3 (58,650 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller discuss regeneration in 'Doctor Who', play some festive games of Name That Character, Swanee-Kazoo and Cheddar Gorge, pull some Christmas Crackers, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 02:17 --- Welcome!
  • 03:46 - News:
  • 03:59 --- Doctor Who & Eastenders: Annette Badland to mother Queen Vic.
  • 05:14 --- Ripper Street: DEAD!
  • 05:42 --- Doctor Who: Flying TARDIS crashes.
  • 07:52 --- Doctor Who RPG: Three bargain PDF scenarios released.
  • 09:30 --- Sherlock: Returns to BBC One on New Year's Day.
  • 11:34 - Christmas Crackers!
  • 16:52 - Doctor Who: Regeneration.
  • 36:12 - Audio Game: Name that Character.
  • 50:56 - Game: Cheddar Gorge.
  • 58:32 - Game: Swanee-Kazoo
  • 63:36 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 91:12 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 91:56 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #103: Doctor Who - The Day of the Doctor

Staggering Commentary #103: Doctor Who - The Day of the Doctor

For 16 December 2013 (recorded 12 December 2013)

Duration: 84:34

MP3 (49,638 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, time-locked, in front of the 50th anniversary Doctor Who special, The Day of the Doctor, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor has had enough, the Doctor is suckered by a Zygon, the Doctor is hanging around and the Doctor can still touch his nose with his finger. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy the 50th anniversary Doctor Who special - The Day of the Doctor…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #173

Staggering Podcast #173: The Weekend of the Doctor (aka 100% Doctor Who)

For 9 December 2013 (recorded 27 November 2013)

Duration: 85:22

MP3 (50,102 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review 'Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor' and 'An Adventure in Space and Time', discuss their time at the official ExCeL convention 'Doctor Who Celebration', and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:05 --- Welcome!
  • 01:25 - News:
  • 01:32 --- Doctor Who: 'Day of the Doctor' dominates!
  • 04:04 --- Doctor Who: 'Legacy' mobile game now out.
  • 05:35 --- Doctor Who: Daily Mail review.
  • 11:03 - Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor.
  • 30:44 - Doctor Who: An Adventure in Space and Time.
  • 44:10 - Doctor Who: Celebration.
  • 59:52 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 82:18 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 83:11 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #102: Doctor Who - Gridlock

Staggering Commentary #102: Doctor Who - Gridlock

For 2 December 2013 (recorded 7 August 2013)

Duration: 46:21

MP3 (27,244 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, choked, in front of the 2007 Doctor Who story, Gridlock, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor is serially housebreaking, Martha is being an Old-Who companion by being kidnapped and the Face of Boe is feeling a bit peaky. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Gridlock…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #172

Staggering Podcast #172: Remembrance of the Podcasters (aka Trunching and the Chicken)

For 23 November 2013 (recorded 15 & 18 November 2013)

Duration: 102:09

MP3 (59,934 KB)

Show summary:

To celebrate Doctor Who's fiftieth anniversary, Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller discuss their memories of Doctor Who and what it means to them, put their voted for Eleventh Doctor story 'Doctor Who: Vincent and the Doctor' on trial, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:55 --- Welcome!
  • 01:32 - News:
  • 01:42 --- Doctor Who: Radio Times Doctor and Companion poll results.
  • 05:35 --- AudioGO: Dead(ish!)
  • 09:31 --- Marvel: NetFlix buying four TV series.
  • 10:58 --- Star Wars: Episode VI release dated for 18th December 2015.
  • 13:19 --- Pluggery: 'Ultimate Doctor Who Quiz Book' and 'Blue Box Messiah' stage play.
  • 14:30 --- Shatner: Ponder the Mystery!
  • 16:15 --- Doctor Who: BBC sued over ownership of the TARDIS.
  • 20:19 --- Big Finish: Tom Baker and Lalla Ward back together.
  • 22:37 --- Doctor Who: Royal party time!
  • 25:37 - Doctor Who: Our memories and what Doctor Who means to us.
  • 67:55 - Doctor Who: Trial of a Doctor - The Eleventh Doctor and Vincent and the Doctor.
  • 79:51 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 96:12 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 96:54 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #101: Doctor Who - The Five Doctors

Staggering Commentary #101: Doctor Who - The Five Doctors

For 18 November 2013 (recorded 18 October 2013)

Duration: 94:16

MP3 (55,316 KB)

Show summary:

Preempting our scheduled commentary due to British celebratory statute:

 

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller sit down, mind probed, in front of the 1983 Doctor Who anniversary special, The Five Doctors, and spout more than our usual nonsense and generally get in the mood for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary!

Warning: This commentary is at least three times more boisterous than our average effort. Do not listen if you have a history of mind probing in your family or you have ever lost a beloved pet yeti in a freak fireworks accident.

The Doctor is plucking at the harp strings, the Doctor is playing with his Galactic Glitter, the Doctor is taking Rassilon's tower from above, the Doctor is trapped in some film offcuts and the Doctor is a fake. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who's Twentieth Anniversary Special - The Five Doctors…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #171

Staggering Podcast #171: Blinking Thor! (aka The Best Tenth Doctor is a Missing Tenth Doctor?)

For 11 November 2013 (recorded 4 November 2013)

Duration: 76:30

MP3 (44,910 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, and the Real Keith Dunn put their voted for Tenth Doctor story 'Doctor Who: Blink' on trial, review the new Thor film 'The Dark World', discuss the now finished first season of Orphan Black, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:30 --- Welcome!
  • 02:00 - News:
  • 02:08 --- Doctor Who: Day of the Doctor cinema release.
  • 05:34 --- Atlantis: Second season ordered.
  • 06:51 --- Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrel: Finally cast and shooting.
  • 09:01 --- Paddington Bear: Peter Capaldi set for the feature film.
  • 10:40 --- Doctor Who: Still more rumours of more found episodes.
  • 12:18 --- Science: Time travel paper full of Doctor Who jokes.
  • 14:36 --- Doctor Who: An Adventure in Space and Time broadcast announced in UK.
  • 16:14 - Doctor Who: Trial of a Doctor - The Tenth Doctor and Blink.
  • 29:12 - Thor: The Dark World.
  • 42:05 - Orphan Black.
  • 47:44 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 71:20 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 72:28 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #100: Firefly - Objects in Space

Staggering Commentary #100: Firefly - Objects in Space

For 4 October 2013 (recorded 4 April 2013)

Duration: 47:01

MP3 (27,630 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, philosophically, in front of the final ever Firefly episode, 'Objects in Space', and spout our usual nonsense!

Jubal Early is having an existential crisis, River is one with Serenity and Simon is injured, again. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Firefly: Objects in Space…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #170

Staggering Podcast #170: The Troughton Double (aka Eccleston's Finest Months)

For 28 October 2013 (recorded 19 October 2013)

Duration: 92:07

MP3 (54,060 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller put their voted for Ninth Doctor story 'Doctor Who: The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances' on trial, discuss the two recently rediscovered Doctor Who stories 'The Enemy of the World' and 'The Web of Fear', and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:56 --- Welcome!
  • 01:57 - News:
  • 02:09 --- Doctor Who: Missing stories found!
  • 05:52 --- Misfits: Final season already started on E4.
  • 07:18 --- Marvel: Potentially four more TV series coming?
  • 09:04 --- The Clangers: They are back!
  • 13:05 --- Doctor Who RPG: Third Doctor source book now available as PDF.
  • 13:23 --- Doctor Who: Horsham museum have a Doctor Who comic exhibition.
  • 09:04 --- Doctor Who: Ben Wheatley to direct first Peter Capaldi episodes.
  • 16:34 - Doctor Who: The Enemy of the World.
  • 27:35 - Doctor Who: Trial of a Doctor - The Ninth Doctor and The Empty Child/The Doctor Dances.
  • 43:48 - Doctor Who: The Web of Fear.
  • 58:03 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 86:00 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 86:35 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #99: Doctor Who - The Shakespeare Code

Staggering Commentary #99: Doctor Who - The Shakespeare Code

For 21 October 2013 (recorded 7 August 2013)

Duration: 47:12

MP3 (27,738 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, voodooed, in front of the 2007 Doctor Who story, The Shakespeare Code, and spout our usual nonsense!

Shakespeare is being played, Martha sleeps with the Doctor and Lillith gains and loses her looks. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Shakespeare Code…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #169

Staggering Podcast #169: Drezzing to Unimpress (aka The SHIELD of Atlantis)

For 14 October 2013 (recorded 7 October 2013)

Duration: 75:00

MP3 (44,026 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller put their voted for Eighth Doctor story 'Doctor Who: The TV Movie' on trial, discuss the first two episodes of Agents of SHIELD and the BBC's Atlantis, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:33 --- Welcome!
  • 02:54 - News:
  • 03:03 --- Doctor Who: Matt Smith has left the building.
  • 04:18 --- Reboots and Spin-offs:
  • 04:20 ----- Batman: James Gordon 'Gotham' spin-off.
  • 04:50 ----- The Walking Dead: AMC greenlights parallel spin-off.
  • 06:15 ----- Thunderbirds: New CGI reboot coming.
  • 08:36 --- Matt Smith: Getting into musical theatre - American Psycho.
  • 12:44 --- Doctor Who RPG: Third Doctor source book ready for preorder.
  • 13:45 --- Gillan Watch: Finished with Guardians of the Galaxy and Not Another Happy Ending out now.
  • 15:24 --- Rory Watch: Arthur Darvill to appear in UK Broadchurch series two.
  • 16:10 - Game: Cheddar Gorge.
  • 20:00 - Doctor Who: Trial of a Doctor - The Eighth Doctor and The TV Movie.
  • 34:23 - Atlantis.
  • 44:06 - Agents of SHIELD.
  • 51:37 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 63:22 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 63:51 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #98: Firefly - War Stories

Staggering Commentary #98: Firefly - War Stories

For 7 October 2013 (recorded 4 April 2013)

Duration: 45:04

MP3 (26,494 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, tortured, in front of the Firefly episode, 'War Stories', and spout our usual nonsense!

Wash wants some experience, Niska is giving Mal ear ache and no power in the 'verse can stop River. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Firefly: War Stories…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #168

Staggering Podcast #168: Getting Past JNT's Saggy Bit (aka Waiting Room Podcasting)

For 30 September 2013 (recorded 23 September 2013)

Duration: 75:00

MP3 (44,026 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller put their voted for Seventh Doctor story 'Doctor Who: Remembrance of the Daleks' on trial, discuss the first two episodes of Orphan Black and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:45 --- Welcome!
  • 01:35 - News:
  • 01:44 --- Doctor Who: BBC anniversary programmes.
  • 07:59 --- Star Trek: J.J. Abrams will not direct the next film.
  • 10:29 --- Harry Potter: J.K. Rowling to write new spin-off films.
  • 09:20 --- Doctor Who: Doctors Revisited to finally screen in the UK.
  • 15:08 --- Doctor Who RPG: Second Doctor source book out in hardback.
  • 17:29 --- Doctor Who RPG: Christmas specials out on CD.
  • 18:13 - Doctor Who:
  • 18:44 --- Trial of a Doctor - The Seventh Doctor and Remembrance of the Daleks.
  • 36:17 --- Seventh Doctor overview.
  • 43:29 --- John Nathan-Turner retrospective.
  • 51:32 - Game: Cheddar Gorge.
  • 53:41 - Orphan Black.
  • 63:00 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 69:28 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 70:30 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #97: Doctor Who - Smith and Jones

Staggering Commentary #97: Doctor Who - Smith and Jones

For 23 September 2013 (recorded 20 March 2013)

Duration: 46:15

MP3 (27,188 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, lunaticed, in front of the 2007 Doctor Who story, Smith and Jones, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor does a cheap trick, Martha has a surprisingly chavy family and Florence likes a good suck. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Smith and Jones…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #167

Staggering Podcast #167: Attack of the Tasteless Coat (aka The Film That Changed It All)

For 16 September 2013 (recorded 9 September 2013)

Duration: 94:30

MP3 (55,452 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller put their voted for Sixth Doctor story 'Doctor Who: Attack of the Cybermen' on trial, tell the tale of their recent Whooverville 5.0 convention visit, discuss the cultural impact of Star Wars and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:23 --- Welcome!
  • 01:55 - News:
  • 02:16 --- William Shatner: New album terror!
  • 04:28 --- Babylon 5: JMS urges fan action to prompt US 'reruns'.
  • 06:30 --- DEAD: Christopher Burgess, Gerard Murphy, Frederik Pohl and A.C. Crispin.
  • 09:20 --- DC Comics: Batwoman refused marriage by DC, writers walk.
  • 11:27 --- Doctor Who RPG: Time Traveller's Companion supplement wins award.
  • 13:35 - Doctor Who: Trial of a Doctor - The Sixth Doctor and Attack of the Cybermen.
  • 36:02 - Game: Connect Four.
  • 39:11 - Star Wars: The cultural impact.
  • 53:25 - Whooverville 5.0.
  • 63:08 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 86:05 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 86:51 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #96: Firefly - Ariel

Staggering Commentary #96: Firefly - Ariel

For 9 September 2013 (recorded 20 March 2013)

Duration: 44:13

MP3 (25,994 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, heisting, in front of the Firefly episode, 'Ariel', and spout our usual nonsense!

Simon is becoming a criminal mastermind, Jayne smells some reward and the Hands of Blue go in two by two. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Firefly: Ariel…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #166

Staggering Podcast #166: Staggering in the TARDIS (aka It's Bigger on the Outside)

For 2 September 2013 (recorded 26 August 2013)

Duration: 75:58

MP3 (44,600 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Jean Riddler, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller put their voted for Fifth Doctor story 'Doctor Who: Earthshock' on trial, tell the tale of their recent Roath Lock Studios Doctor Who set visit, have a couple of 30 Second Recommendations and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:56 --- Welcome!
  • 01:41 - News:
  • 01:54 --- Batman: New caped crusader named as Ben Affleck.
  • 05:54 --- Channel 4: Buys rights for 'Agents of SHIELD', 'The Tomorrow People' and more.
  • 08:10 --- Gilbert Taylor: DEAD!
  • 08:42 --- Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor outfits that Matt Smith rejected.
  • 11:44 - Doctor Who: Trial of a Doctor - The Fifth Doctor and Earthshock.
  • 33:07 - 30 Second Recommendation: Reboot.
  • 35:08 - Doctor Who: Our visit to the Experience and the Roath Lock Studios set.
  • 59:05 - 30 Second Recommendation: Pacific Rim.
  • 61:36 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 70:37 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 71:09 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #95: Doctor Who - The Runaway Bride

Staggering Commentary #95: Doctor Who - The Runaway Bride

For 26 August 2013 (recorded 6 February 2013)

Duration: 62:07

MP3 (36,480 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, ear-ached, in front of the 2006 Christmas Doctor Who story, The Runaway Bride, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor is feeling lonely, Donna is being bolshy and the Racnoss Queen is overacting. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Runaway Bride…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #165

Staggering Podcast #165: Introducing Peter Capaldi as the Doctor (aka The Trial of Thomas Baker)

For 19 August 2013 (recorded 12 August 2013)

Duration: 97:53

MP3 (57,434 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller put their voted for Fourth Doctor story 'Doctor Who: The Talons of Weng-Chiang' on trial, consider the thirteen regenerations problem, discuss the casting of the Twelfth Doctor, play more ripped off games and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:39 --- Welcome!
  • 02:30 - News:
  • 02:44 --- Doctor Who: Twelfth Doctor named as Peter Capaldi.
  • 06:32 --- Quickfire News Roundup:
  • 06:35 ----- Doctor Who: 2013 Prom to air in the UK on Monday 26th August 2013
  • 06:41 ----- Doctor Who: Series 7 Soundtrack released in the UK on 9th September 2013.
  • 06:46 ----- The Hobbit: Extended An Unexpected Journey DVD & Blu-ray released.
  • 06:55 ----- Star Wars: New Dark Horse comic series based on the original script.
  • 07:02 ----- Avatar: James Cameron is working on three sequels.
  • 07:06 ----- Doctor Who: New figurine part work series starts on 28th August 2013.
  • 07:53 --- Amelia: Favourite name for baby girls in the UK, again!
  • 10:03 --- David Tennant: Treading the boards in Richard II.
  • 10:13 --- Jenna Coleman: Featuring in Death Comes to Pemberley.
  • 10:55 --- Nea: Best wishes after the burglary.
  • 11:37 - Doctor Who: Trial of a Doctor - The Fourth Doctor and The Talons of Weng-Chiang.
  • 26:05 - Game: Connect Four.
  • 37:34 - Doctor Who: Regeneration limit and the Twelfth Doctor.
  • 64:26 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 91:46 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 92:05 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #94: Firefly - Out of Gas

Staggering Commentary #94: Firefly - Out of Gas

For 12 August 2013 (recorded 6 February 2013)

Duration: 45:04

MP3 (26,490 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, gasping, in front of the Firefly episode, 'Out of Gas', and spout our usual nonsense!

Serenity is feeling poorly, Mal is having flashbacks and Kaylee's hot for engines. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Firefly: Out of Gas…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #164

Staggering Podcast #164: Promming Pertwee (aka Hollywood Baldness)

For 5 August 2013 (recorded 29 July 2013)

Duration: 80:49

MP3 (47,438 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller put their voted for Third Doctor story 'Doctor Who: Death to the Daleks' on trial, reminisce on the 2013 Doctor Who Proms, play some more ripped off games and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:01 --- Welcome!
  • 01:58 - News:
  • 02:08 --- Doctor Who: Moffat promising closure.
  • 04:41 --- Doctor Who: IDW losing/dropping comic licence.
  • 08:46 --- Star Wars: John Williams is back to score Episode VII.
  • 10:52 --- Firefly: Online mobile game coming.
  • 12:42 --- Dredd: Official movie sequel petition.
  • 14:32 --- Crowd Funding: Big Finish's Cleaning Up and Neil Gaiman computer game Wayward Manor.
  • 17:15 --- The Avengers: Big Finish to remake (as audio) the missing episodes of the TV series.
  • 22:36 --- Gillan Watch: Galloping slaphead!
  • 25:55 --- Accident: Get well Gail Willis!
  • 26:38 - Doctor Who: Trial of a Doctor - The Third Doctor and Death to the Daleks.
  • 40:44 - Game: Connect Four.
  • 45:17 - BBC Proms 2013: Doctor Who.
  • 62:44 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 75:00 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 75:49 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #93: Doctor Who - The Name of the Doctor

Staggering Commentary #93: Doctor Who - The Name of the Doctor

For 29 July 2013 (recorded 30 May 2013)

Duration: 50:56

MP3 (29,932 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, fractured, in front of the 2013 Doctor Who story, The Name of the Doctor, and spout our usual nonsense!

Clara is feeling haunted, the Doctor's having some ropey flashbacks and the Wispermen have been reading too much Rupert Bear. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Name of the Doctor…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #163

Staggering Podcast #163: Steaming Punks (aka Troughton Trial)

For 22 July 2013 (recorded 15 July 2013)

Duration: 91:43

MP3 (53,820 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler and Keith Dunn put their voted for Second Doctor story 'Doctor Who: The Tomb of the Cybermen' on trial, pit Steampunk against Cyberpunk, play some more ripped off games and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:00 --- Welcome!
  • 02:01 - News:
  • 02:13 --- Doctor Who: Longer 50th Anniversary Special?
  • 04:12 --- Arrow: Summer Glau joins the cast.
  • 05:38 --- The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Soon to be a Fox TV pilot.
  • 08:14 --- Doctor Who: Big screen in some US 'movie theatres'.
  • 09:53 --- BBC: 3D unit being disbanded after Doctor Who special.
  • 12:09 --- Doctor Who: Prince Charles is a fan.
  • 13:42 --- Star Wars: $10k merchandise forms part of court settlement.
  • 14:45 --- Matt Smith: His first car 'the shed' up for charity auction.
  • 16:06 - Doctor Who: Trial of a Doctor - The Second Doctor and The Tomb of the Cybermen.
  • 31:32 - Game: Missing Vowels.
  • 34:06 - Steampunk vs Cyberpunk.
  • 50:52 - Game: Connect Four.
  • 55:21 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 87:37 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 88:19 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #92: Doctor Who - Nightmare in Silver

Staggering Commentary #92: Doctor Who - Nightmare in Silver

For 15 July 2013 (recorded 30 May 2013)

Duration: 46:37

MP3 (27,402 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, upgraded, in front of the 2013 Doctor Who story, Nightmare in Silver, and spout our usual nonsense!

Porridge isn't Ronnie Barker, Clara isn't a soldier (though no one has told her or the writer), The Doctor isn't moving the plot along and Mr Clever is anything but. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Nightmare in Silver…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #162

Staggering Podcast #162: Doc in the Dock (aka Man of Three Thirds)

For 8 July 2013 (recorded 1 July 2013)

Duration: 79:12

MP3 (46,486 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler and Keith Dunn put their voted for First Doctor story 'Doctor Who: The Aztecs' on trial, review 'Man of Steel' and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:04 --- Welcome!
  • 01:56 - News:
  • 02:05 --- Mark Gatiss: Christmas ghost story, SF documentary - too busy to take over Doctor Who?
  • 05:11 --- Christopher Eccleston: HBO pilot - The Leftovers.
  • 07:05 --- DEAD!: Richard Matheson and Angus MacKay.
  • 08:45 --- BFI: Gothic - The Dark Heart of Film.
  • 10:29 --- Doctor Who: Character Options downsized figures.
  • 12:59 --- Doctor Who RPG: Fan created non-canon sourcebook.
  • 22:03 - Man of Steel.
  • 39:52 - Doctor Who: Trial of a Doctor - The First Doctor and The Aztecs.
  • 58:12 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 74:57 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 75:23 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #91: Doctor Who - The Crimson Horror

Staggering Commentary #91: Doctor Who - The Crimson Horror

For 1 July 2013 (recorded 15 May 2013)

Duration: 47:40

MP3 (28,014 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, sweetened, in front of the 2013 Doctor Who story, The Crimson Horror, and spout our usual nonsense!

Clara's having a rest, the Doctor is channelling Boris Karloff and Mrs Gillyflower is keeping the truth close to her chest. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Crimson Horror…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #161

Staggering Podcast #161: The Perfect Matt Finish (And Other Decorating Puns)

For 24 June 2013 (recorded 10 June 2013)

Duration: 91:48

MP3 (53,876 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller discuss their Best Of and Worst Of for the Matt Smith era of Doctor Who (so far!), play a couple of games and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:26 --- Welcome!
  • 02:52 - News:
  • 03:03 --- Doctor Who: Has Matt Smith's successor already been cast?
  • 11:17 --- Iain (M) Banks: DEAD!
  • 13:10 --- Picnic: Flashing Blade picnic in Hyde Park, London, 29th June 2013.
  • 15:10 --- TARDIS: Fans launching Police Box satellite.
  • 18:17 --- Doctor Who RPG: Second Doctor source book released.
  • 21:04 - Doctor Who:
  • 21:20 --- Game: Just a Minute.
  • 26:22 --- Best Of... Worst Of...: Matt Smith's era.
  • 63:45 --- Game: Things in Five Words.
  • 73:58 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 88:53 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 89:45 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #90: Doctor Who - Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS

Staggering Commentary #90: Doctor Who - Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS

For 17 June 2013 (recorded 15 May 2013)

Duration: 48:20

MP3 (28,400 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, charred, in front of the 2013 Doctor Who story, Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS, and spout our usual nonsense!

Tricky is unlikeable, Bram is unlikeable, Gregor is really unlikeable and Clara just wants out. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #160

Staggering Podcast #160: The Season of Gurning (aka Finding What Doesn't Work on Audio)

For 10 June 2013 (recorded 3 June 2013)

Duration: 117:31

MP3 (68,940 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller give their ratings for Doctor Who 'Series 7' (in a way that doesn't really work in audio!) and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:15 --- Welcome!
  • 01:53 - News:
  • 02:15 --- Karen Gillan: Being naughty in Guardians of the Galaxy.
  • 04:24 --- Star Wars: New CGI cartoon series - Rebels.
  • 06:39 --- Jack Vance: DEAD!
  • 07:52 --- Babylon 5: JMS gives the truth on Michael O'Hare's departure.
  • 09:31 --- GPS Hackery: Garmin hacked to change car for Sci-Fi ships.
  • 10:50 --- Matt Smith: DEAD!
  • 26:06 - Doctor Who: Series 7 rated by facial expression.
  • 59:25 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 111:49 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 112:23 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #89: Doctor Who - Hide

Staggering Commentary #89: Doctor Who - Hide

For 3 June 2013 (recorded 2 May 2013)

Duration: 47:12

MP3 (27,740 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, spooked, in front of the 2013 Doctor Who story, Hide, and spout our usual nonsense!

Emma sees dead people, Alec likes inviting young women to his 'haunted' house and the Doctor doesn't trust Clara. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Hide…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #159

Staggering Podcast #159: Introducing the Head of Pertwee As... (aka Star Trek: The Regeneration)

For 27 May 2013 (recorded 20 May 2013)

Duration: 114:28

MP3 (67,150 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller discuss the new Doctor Who stories 'Nightmare in Silver' and 'The Name of the Doctor', review 'Star Trek Into Darkness' and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:17 --- Welcome!
  • 02:01 - News:
  • 02:15 --- Doctor Who: Series 8 confirmed.
  • 05:04 --- Warehouse 13: Knocking at death's door.
  • 07:37 --- Ray Harryhausen: DEAD!
  • 08:22 --- Doctor Who and Star Wars: Fans FIGHT!
  • 14:28 - The Weather.
  • 15:47 - Doctor Who: Nightmare in Silver.
  • 25:50 - Doctor Who: The Name of the Doctor.
  • 46:12 - Star Trek Into Darkness.
  • 60:43 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 110:11 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 110:55 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #88: Doctor Who - Cold War

Staggering Commentary #88: Doctor Who - Cold War

For 20 May 2013 (recorded 2 May 2013)

Duration: 43:11

MP3 (20,9673 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, naked, in front of the 2013 Doctor Who episode, 'Cold War', and spout our usual nonsense!

Skaldak's a naturist, Clara's getting wet and Professor Grisenko has a foul taste in his ears. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: Cold War…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #158

Staggering Podcast #158: Journey to the Crimson Centre of Tony Stark (aka The Roast of Croydon)

For 13 May 2013 (recorded 4 May 2013)

Duration: 109:54

MP3 (64,480 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller discuss the new Doctor Who stories 'Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS' and 'The Crimson Horror', review 'Iron Man 3' and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:17 --- Welcome!
  • 02:35 - News:
  • 02:43 --- Doctor Who: New Executive Producer.
  • 05:12 --- Game of Thrones: Ratings keep climbing.
  • 07:49 --- Birthday: Adam is even older!
  • 08:22 --- Doctor Who (now generic Sci-Fi): Themed adult show.
  • 10:21 --- Doctor Who: Free Target books for schools.
  • 11:59 --- ASDA-Man: Stalking more Doctor Who fans!
  • 14:37 - Doctor Who: Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS.
  • 29:49 - Doctor Who: The Crimson Horror.
  • 47:24 - Iron Man 3.
  • 58:19 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 106:08 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 106:30 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #87: Doctor Who - The Rings of Akhaten

Staggering Commentary #87: Doctor Who - The Rings of Akhaten

For 6 May 2013 (recorded 18 April 2013)

Duration: 45:53

MP3 (26,970 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell and Keith Dunn sit down, bored, in front of the 2013 Doctor Who story, The Rings of Akhaten, and spout our usual nonsense!

Their god is feeling peckish, the Star Wars cantina denizens miss their band and, as it's her second proper story, Clara's contractually obliged to somehow save the day. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Rings of Akhaten…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #157

Staggering Podcast #157: The Chilly Hide (aka The Ballad of Some Herbert)

For 29 April 2013 (recorded 22 April 2013)

Duration: 82:59

MP3 (48,710 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn discuss the new Doctor Who stories 'Cold War' and 'Hide', review Jeff Wayne's 'Musical Version of War of the Worlds', play a game and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:17 --- Welcome!
  • 01:42 - News:
  • 01:52 --- Star Wars: Annual box office grab.
  • 05:02 --- Heroes: Microsoft to dig up the dead series?
  • 07:39 --- Futurama: DEAD (again)!
  • 08:35 --- Storm Thorgerson: DEAD!
  • 09:36 - Doctor Who: Cold War.
  • 21:21 - Game: The Unbelievable Truth.
  • 28:29 - Doctor Who: Hide.
  • 43:31 - Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of War of the Worlds, The New Generation.
  • 55:42 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 78:09 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 79:28 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #86: Doctor Who - The Bells of Saint John

Staggering Commentary #86: Doctor Who - The Bells of Saint John

For 22 April 2013 (recorded 18 April 2013)

Duration: 46:56

MP3 (27,580 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell and Keith Dunn sit down, downloaded, in front of the 2013 Doctor Who episode, 'The Bells of Saint John', and spout our usual nonsense!

Clara's lost the Internet, Amy's ripped off Enid Blyton and the monks fear the Doctor's ring. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: The Bells of Saint John…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #156

Staggering Podcast #156: The Two Somethings of Something (aka When Doctor Who Disappoints)

For 15 April 2013 (recorded 8 April 2013)

Duration: 111:23

MP3 (65,344 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller discuss the new Doctor Who stories 'The Bells of Saint John' and 'The Rings of Akhaten', report on some recent convention activity, feel the ire of the Agony Nanny and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:05 --- Welcome!
  • 02:37 - News:
  • 01:52 --- Star Wars: LucasArts - DEAD!
  • 03:57 --- Misfits: DEAD! (soon).
  • 05:34 --- Iain (M) Banks: Dying.
  • 07:17 --- JMS: Sense8 coming to NetFlix.
  • 08:59 --- Blake's 7: Syphy contracts the reimagining.
  • 11:53 --- David Tennant: Awkward scenes in The Politician's Husband.
  • 14:29 - Doctor Who: The Bells of Saint John.
  • 24:54 - Nanny Ireland: The Agony Nanny.
  • 26:40 - Doctor Who: The Rings of Akhaten.
  • 40:09 - Convention reports: Dalek Invasion of Portsmouth 2013AD and Big Blue Box 2.
  • 63:40 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 106:13 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 106:43 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #85: Firefly - Jaynestown

Staggering Commentary #85: Firefly - Jaynestown

For 8 April 2013 (recorded 9 January 2013)

Duration: 45:50

MP3 (26,942 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, Cobbed, in front of the Firefly story, 'Jaynestown', and spout our usual nonsense!

Jayne's a hero to some, Simon's a fool to himself and Mal's just trying to avoid trouble with everyone. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Firefly: Jaynestown…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #155

Staggering Podcast #155: The Ranking of Doom (aka Who in the Highest)

For 1 April 2013 (recorded 25 March 2013)

Duration: 119:50

MP3 (70,298 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller continue cataloguing their favourite Doctor Who stories and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:22 --- Welcome!
  • 02:37 - News:
  • 02:46 --- Doctor Who: Peter Jackson names his price.
  • 04:08 --- Firefly: Joss Whedon too busy to Kickstart.
  • 06:59 --- Doctor Who: Caroline Skinner: GONE!
  • 10:22 --- James Herbert: DEAD!
  • 12:35 --- Karen Gillan: Joins Adult Swim's NTSF:SD:SUV.
  • 14:22 --- Doctor Who: Offical web site is a cesspit of spoilers.
  • 15:52 --- Justin Bieber: YouTube videos of death.
  • 16:38 - Things in Five Words.
  • 22:47 - Doctor Who: Favourite stories for each Doctor.
  • 82:16 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 117:27 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 117:58 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #84: Doctor Who - Doomsday

Staggering Commentary #84: Doctor Who - Doomsday

For 25 March 2013 (recorded 23 January 2013)

Duration: 48:37

MP3 (28,574 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, maltesered, in front of the Doctor Who episode, 'Doomsday', and spout our usual nonsense!

Pete's feeling lively, Yvonne's feeling chilly and Rose is feeling deceased (or is she?) But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: Doomsday…

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Staggering Stories Commentary #83: Doctor Who - Army of Ghosts

Staggering Commentary #83: Doctor Who - Army of Ghosts

For 25 March 2013 (recorded 23 January 2013)

Duration: 44:55

MP3 (26,406 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, spooked, in front of the 2006 Doctor Who story, Army of Ghosts, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor cosplays as a Ghostbuster, Jackie wants a bit of how's her father, Torchwood likes its big thrusting tower and Derek is a fraud. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Army of Ghosts…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #154

Staggering Podcast #154: Eleven of the Best (aka London Below Beckons)

For 18 March 2013 (recorded 12 March 2013)

Duration: 89:42

MP3 (52,642 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn discuss the new BBC Radio 4 version of Neverwhere, catalogue our favourite Doctor Who stories and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:04 --- Welcome!
  • 02:26 - News:
  • 02:39 --- Doctor Who: Official three-day event in London.
  • 05:54 --- Star Wars: Luke, Leia and Han in Episode VII.
  • 07:08 --- Doctor Who RPG: First Doctor source book released.
  • 13:36 --- Star Wars - Clone Wars: DEAD!
  • 14:58 --- Amelia: Favourite name for baby girls in the UK.
  • 17:34 - Doctor Who: Favourite stories for each Doctor.
  • 51:18 - Neverwhere: Radio 4, episode one.
  • 61:45 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 86:06 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 86:38 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #82: Firefly - Our Mrs Reynolds

Staggering Commentary #82: Firefly - Our Mrs Reynolds

For 11 March 2013 (recorded 12 December 2012)

Duration: 46:43

MP3 (27,375 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, articulate, in front of the Firefly episode, 'Our Mrs Reynolds', and spout our usual nonsense!

Saffron has readied herself, Mal is afraid of blubber, Book warns of the Special Hell and Jayne loves Vera. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Firefly: Our Mrs Reynolds…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #153

Staggering Podcast #153: Every Dalek Loves Raymond (aka That's No Blogon!)

For 4 March 2013 (recorded 25 February 2013)

Duration: 97:24

MP3 (57,152 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn discuss Inspector Spacetime (specifically the Untitled Web Series About A Space Traveler Who Can Also Travel Through Time), play a game of Top Trumps, remember Dalek designer Raymond Cusick and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:16 --- Welcome!
  • 02:21 - News:
  • 02:31 --- Doctor Who: 3D Anniversary Special plus a Christmas Special but nothing more.
  • 05:09 --- Being Human & Primeval New World: DEAD!
  • 10:07 --- Atlantis: Merlin's replacement named.
  • 11:37 --- Dead: Bernard Horsfall, Richard Briers, Elspet Gray and Raymond Cusick.
  • 16:03 - Inspector Spacetime.
  • 28:36 - Game: Top Trumps.
  • 40:29 - Raymond Cusick.
  • 54:46 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 90:32 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 91:55 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Podcast #152

Staggering Podcast #152: The Gally Gallimaufry (aka LA Consequential)

For 25 February 2013 (recorded 16 - 18 February 2013)

Duration: 77:50

MP3 (45,686 KB)

Show summary:

Andy Simpkins (back in the studio) and Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn in Los Angeles, at the Gallifrey One Doctor Who convention, discuss the event, play a game, have a 30 second recommendation, talk with a Radiophonic genius and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:50 --- Welcome!
  • 01:30 - Game: Tea Duelling.
  • 11:53 - 30 Second Recommendation: 'Eon' by Greg Bear.
  • 12:38 - Gallifrey convention discussion.
  • 31:02 - Post-Gallifrey convention discussion.
  • 56:33 - Dr. Dick Mills.
  • 74:48 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 75:22 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #81: Doctor Who - Fear Her

Staggering Commentary #81: Doctor Who - Fear Her

For 18 February 2013 (recorded 12 December 2012)

Duration: 46:51

MP3 (27,538 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, rubbed out, in front of the 2006 Doctor Who story, Fear Her, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor is carrying a torch, Rose is assaulted by a scribble and Chloe's swallowed something nasty. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Fear Her…

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Staggering Stories Commentary #80: Firefly - The Train Job

Staggering Commentary #80: Firefly - The Train Job

For 11 February 2013 (recorded 15 November 2012)

Duration: 46:24

MP3 (27,266 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, heisted, in front of the Firefly episode, 'The Train Job', and spout our usual nonsense!

Jayne is dangling from a wire, Mal has a carriage of purple bellies and Niska wants to be solid. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Firefly: The Train Job…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #151

Staggering Podcast #151: Anniversary Dreaming (aka Historical Books)

For 4 Febuary 2013 (recorded 28 January 2013)

Duration: 95:10

MP3 (55,848 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn have hopes for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary, discuss the Science Fiction books of their youths, play a game, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:10 --- Welcome!
  • 03:08 - News:
  • 03:20 --- Doctor Who: 7B starts at Easter and Anniversary Special length.
  • 05:09 --- Star Wars: J J Abrams directing Episode 7.
  • 09:10 --- Alphas: Syfy cancels it, DEAD!
  • 10:37 --- Zombieland: Soon to be an Amazon original 'TV' programme.
  • 13:31 --- Corin Nemec: Has a little nautical accident.
  • 15:26 --- Doctor Who: 'A Big Hand for the Doctor' eBook released.
  • 16:48 --- Ted: Sequel for the fuzzy bear.
  • 17:29 - Game: The Unbelievable Truth.
  • 27:08 - Doctor Who: What we hope for in the 50th Anniversary.
  • 43:27 - Science Fiction novels of our youth.
  • 61:02 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 92:44 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 93:19 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #79: Doctor Who - Love and Monsters

Staggering Commentary #79: Doctor Who - Love and Monsters

For 28 January 2013 (recorded 15 November 2012)

Duration: 47:45

MP3 (28,060 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, absorbed, in front of the 2006 Doctor Who story, Love and Monsters, and spout our usual nonsense!

Mr Skinner is feeling absorbed, Bliss is feeling absorbed, Bridget is feeling absorbed, Ursula is feeling absorbed and Elton is wanting some paving slab action. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Love and Monsters…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #150

Staggering Podcast #150: Streams of Indulgence (aka Rotten History)

For 21 January 2013 (recorded 14 January 2013)

Duration: 121:03

MP3 (71,008 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler and Keith Dunn talk about their worst TV Doctor Who stories, Science Fiction TV from the past 50 years, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:23 --- Welcome!
  • 02:33 - News:
  • 02:45 --- Doctor Who: Big Finish's The Five Doctors.
  • 05:46 --- Star Wars: TV series back from the dead?
  • 07:45 --- Star Wars: US White House refuses to build a Death Star.
  • 09:09 --- William Shatner: Tweeting a real astronaut, in space.
  • 10:42 --- William Shatner: Rock guitarist Michael Schenker uses the Shat.
  • 12:32 --- Doctor Who: Troughton Yeti production stills discovered.
  • 13:56 --- Staggering Stories: Keith spotted by a listener!
  • 17:34 - Doctor Who: Our least favourite stories.
  • 50:00 - Fifty years of TV Science Fiction.
  • 99:04 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 117:20 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 117:51 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #78: Doctor Who - The Snowmen

Staggering Commentary #78: Doctor Who - The Snowmen

For 14 January 2013 (recorded 9 January 2013)

Duration: 63:03

MP3 (37,024 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, snowmanned, in front of the 2012 Doctor Who story, The Snowmen, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor's put aside his bow tie, Strax is desperate for a grenade and Clara's about to fall to Earth. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Snowmen…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #149

Staggering Podcast #149: Straddling the Bongs (aka Gin is No Tonic)

For 7 January 2013 (recorded 31 December 2012 through to 1 January 2013)

Duration: 112:40

MP3 (66,098 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Crumbly, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the Doctor Who: 'The Snowmen', our Predictions, Hopes and Dreams, and Fears for 2013, see how wrong we were about our Predictions for 2012, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:10 --- Welcome!
  • 01:58 - News:
  • 02:08 --- Doctor Who: Anniversary stamps.
  • 06:46 --- The Twilight Zone: CBS looking to make a new series.
  • 05:43 --- Radio Times Poll: Sci-Fi & fantasy down in the poll.
  • 08:00 --- Gerry Anderson: DEAD!
  • 09:52 --- Drinking Game!
  • 10:36 --- Doctor Who RPG: More expansions, finally!
  • 14:30 --- Boxing Day Sales: Zombie customers.
  • 16:00 - The News Quiz 2012.
  • 21:48 - Predictions, Fears and Hopes & Dreams for the future:
  • 21:54 --- How wrong we were: Predictions for 2012.
  • 28:56 --- Predictions for 2013.
  • 38:36 --- How wrong we were: Hopes and Dreams for 2012.
  • 44:12 --- Hopes and Dreams for 2013.
  • 53:55 --- How wrong we were: Fears for 2012.
  • 59:49 --- Fears for 2013.
  • 64:58 - Doctor Who: The Snowmen.
  • 84:04 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 99:16 --- New Year's Bongs!
  • 106:00 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 106:43 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #77: Babylon 5 - The Fall of Night

Staggering Commentary #77: Babylon 5 - The Fall of Night

For 31 December 2012 (recorded 18 October 2012)

Duration: 44:42

MP3 (26,278 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, exposed, in front of the Babylon 5 second season finale, 'The Fall of Night', and spout our usual nonsense!

Sheridan is sending a crew straight to hell, Minipax is making moves on Ivanova and Keffer is feeling the heat. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Babylon 5: The Fall of Night…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #148

Staggering Podcast #148: A Solstice Game (aka Attack of the Blanketed Pigs)

For 24 December 2012 (recorded 17 December 2012)

Duration: 90:32

MP3 (53,134 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn 'write' their own Doctor Who Christmas Special, discuss The Hobbit and Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds, play some festive games of Name That Sci-Fi Tune, Swanee-Kazoo and Pass the Parcel, pull some Christmas Crackers, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 02:15 --- Welcome!
  • 04:18 - News:
  • 04:26 --- Doctor Who: Anniversary audios, books and Christmas Special tie-in eBook.
  • 06:46 --- Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell: BBC TV adaptation.
  • 08:17 --- Tron 3: New writer and returning star.
  • 12:09 --- Lapcat: Design stolen from Thunderbirds?
  • 13:04 --- Daily Mail: Where's the Pond-like outrage?
  • 14:02 --- Huffington Post: Explaining Doctor Who.
  • 14:53 --- The Big Bang Theory: Carnal activities in a Police Box.
  • 16:00 - Name That Sci-Fi Tune.
  • 25:04 - Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds: The New Generation.
  • 33:54 - Christmas Crackers!
  • 45:41 - Doctor Who: Our Staggering Christmas story.
  • 51:30 - The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.
  • 65:37 - Swanee-Kazoo: Christmas Carols.
  • 67:21 - Pass the Parcel: Christmas Sci-Fi Quiz.
  • 75:20 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 83:35 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 84:59 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #76: Doctor Who - The Satan Pit

Staggering Commentary #76: Doctor Who - The Satan Pit

For 17 December 2012 (recorded 15 August 2012)

Duration: 48:32

MP3 (28,526 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, bestially, in front of the 2006 Doctor Who episode, The Satan Pit, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Ood are rampant, the Beast has entered Toby and the Doctor is feeling tiny. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Satan Pit…

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Staggering Stories Commentary #75: Doctor Who - The Impossible Planet

Staggering Commentary #75: Doctor Who - The Impossible Planet

For 17 December 2012 (recorded 15 August 2012)

Duration: 47:05

MP3 (27,668 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, sanctuaried, in front of the 2006 Doctor Who episode, The Impossible Planet, and spout our usual nonsense!

Rose feels abandoned, the Doctor is feeling trapped and the Beast is coming. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Impossible Planet…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #147

Staggering Podcast #147: Bleating Backstory (aka Merlin's Sticky End)

For 10 December 2012 (recorded 3 December 2012)

Duration: 89:35

MP3 (52,572 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn discuss Doctor Who's backstory, David Tennant's new film Nativity 2, how Merlin should end and what should replace it, plus play a game of Extreme Tea Duelling, have a 30 Second Recommendation, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:15 --- Welcome!
  • 02:18 - News:
  • 02:48 --- Merlin: DEAD!
  • 04:25 --- Star Wars: Original trilogy screenwriter strikes back.
  • 06:50 --- Community: Chase is off.
  • 09:50 --- Dinah Sheridan: DEAD!
  • 11:50 --- End of the World: Have a Gally con in Limbo!
  • 13:51 --- Neverwhere: BBC Radio adaptation in Spring 2013.
  • 16:17 --- Twitter: Now Adam is being stalked by a Pond!
  • 17:52 - Merlin: How should it end?
  • 28:39 - What should replace Merlin?
  • 38:09 - 30 Second Recommendation: Community.
  • 40:08 - Extreme Tea Duelling: A Space Odyssey.
  • 43:59 - Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger.
  • 48:43 - Doctor Who: Should we see more of the Doctor's backstory?
  • 64:41 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 84:02 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 84:56 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #74: Babylon 5 - Comes the Inquisitor

Staggering Commentary #74: Babylon 5 - Comes the Inquisitor

For 2 December 2012 (recorded 15 August 2012)

Duration: 43:29

MP3 (26,724 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, rippered, in front of the Babylon 5 second season episode, 'Comes the Inquisitor', and spout our usual nonsense!

Sebastian's been stuck in the freezer section, Delenn's on the wrong end of some S&M and Sheridan doesn't know his east from his west. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Babylon 5: Comes the Inquisitor…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #146

Staggering Podcast #146: Prequel of Festivity (aka Fruity Citrus Funbags)

For 26 November 2012 (recorded 19 November 2012)

Duration: 89:44

MP3 (52,660 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn discuss the Doctor Who Christmas 2012 Prequel - The Great Detective and the new Red Dwarf X episode The Beginning, play a game of Things in Five Words, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:45 --- Welcome!
  • 02:58 - News:
  • 03:22 --- Doctor Who: Kingston reads The Angel's Kiss.
  • 04:08 --- The Tomorrow People: US Network wants to resurrect ITV children's TV series.
  • 06:54 --- SHIELD: Two Brits added to Avenger's Assemble spin-off TV series.
  • 08:12 --- Battlestar Galatica: Blood and Chrome web series out now.
  • 10:41 --- Star Trek: Daily Mail denies Barrowman's bottom.
  • 11:25 --- Podcasting: Fellow podcaster Ken Deep, of Podshock, has heart attack but is now okay.
  • 12:09 --- Doctor Who: Amy and Rory in real 1950s painting?
  • 14:05 --- Doctor Who: John Lewis snowman advert - are they Weaping Angels?
  • 15:07 - Doctor Who: Children in Need Christmas 2012 Prequel - The Great Detective.
  • 26:56 - Things in Five Words.
  • 36:36 - Red Dwarf X: The Beginning.
  • 48:47 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 85:57 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 86:32 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #73: Doctor Who - The Angels Take Manhattan

Staggering Commentary #73: Doctor Who - The Angels Take Manhattan

For 19 November 2012 (recorded 18 October 2012)

Duration: 48:32

MP3 (28,526 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, suicidal, in front of the 2012 Doctor Who story, The Angels Take Manhattan, and spout our usual nonsense!

Rory is feeling farmed, Amy is wanting her man and the Doctor is bouncing off parts of New York. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Angels Take Manhattan…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #145

Staggering Podcast #145: Escape from the Throat (aka Childhood Revisited)

For 12 November 2012 (recorded 5 November 2012)

Duration: 75:20

MP3 (44,226 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler and Keith Dunn discuss one of their Doctor Who birth stories plus Doctor Who: The Visitation, the new Red Dwarf episodes Entangled & Dear Dave and this whole business about Disney buying Lucasfilm, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:57 --- Welcome!
  • 01:47 - News:
  • 01:55 --- Doctor Who: Christmas Prequel on Children in Need.
  • 03:44 --- Star Wars: Disney buys out George Lucas.
  • 05:50 --- Community: Season Four dated on NBC for 7th February 2013.
  • 07:29 --- US Presidential Elections: Joss Whedon 'endorses' Mitt Romney.
  • 08:29 --- Doctor Who: BBC newsreader dresses as a Sontaran!
  • 09:26 --- The Hobbit: Air New Zealand Hobbit safety video.
  • 10:19 --- The Colin Baker: Reality TV victim.
  • 12:23 --- Doctor Who: Whostrology book now available!
  • 12:47 - Doctor Who: Our birth stories - The Web Planet
  • 16:09 - Doctor Who: The Visitation
  • 33:13 - Star Wars: What does the Disney buyout mean?
  • 48:59 - Red Dwarf X: Entangled and Dear Dave.
  • 59:43 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 69:32 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 70:10 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #72: Doctor Who - The Power of Three

Staggering Commentary #72: Doctor Who - The Power of Three

For 5 November 2012 (recorded 2 October 2012)

Duration: 43:02

MP3 (25,296 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, rubixed, in front of the 2012 Doctor Who story, 'The Power of Three', and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor can't give them up, Amy and Rory are losing their lust for adventure and Brian's cubely obsessed. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: The Power of Three…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #144

Staggering Podcast #144: Birthing Doctor Who (aka Halloween Flayed Head)

For 29 October 2012 (recorded 22 October 2012)

Duration: 68:01

MP3 (39,938 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn discuss their Doctor Who birth stories, the new Red Dwarf episodes Fathers and Suns & Lemons, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:57 --- Welcome!
  • 01:44 - News:
  • 01:47 --- Doctor Who: 7B writers, including Gaiman.
  • 03:12 --- Doctor Who: Christmas Special dated, for Christmas!
  • 04:17 --- Community: On indefinite broadcast hiatus - again.
  • 06:26 --- Elysium and Robocop: New films bumped back.
  • 07:56 --- Paul Cornell: Now a father.
  • 08:25 --- Merchandise: Sci-Fi and fantasy rings.
  • 09:08 --- Barrowman: Moons all the Star Trek captains.
  • 11:52 - Doctor Who: Our birth stories:
  • 13:39 --- Planet of the Spiders.
  • 21:08 --- The Reign of Terror.
  • 25:10 --- Planet of the Giants.
  • 30:10 --- The Space Pirates.
  • 32:08 --- Whostrology - quick Q&A with author Michael M Gilroy-Sinclair.
  • 42:24 - Red Dwarf X: Fathers and Suns & Lemons.
  • 53:19 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 62:47 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 63:17 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #71: Doctor Who - A Town Called Mercy

Staggering Commentary #71: Doctor Who - A Town Called Mercy

For 22 October 2012 (recorded 2 October 2012)

Duration: 46:07

MP3 (27,108 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, high nooned, in front of the 2012 Doctor Who story, A Town Called Mercy, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor's not liking his mirror, Amy's shooting crazy and the townsfolk feel besieged. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy A Town Called Mercy…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #143

Staggering Podcast #143: Bye, Bye Pond (aka Burning Desire)

For 15 October 2012 (recorded 8 October 2012)

Duration: 95:25

MP3 (55,994 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn discuss the new Doctor Who story The Angels Take Manhattan, the new Red Dwarf episode Trojan, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 02:00 --- Welcome!
  • 02:28 - News:
  • 02:38 --- Doctor Who: Now Australia wants some Who action!
  • 04:08 --- Babylon 5: Michael O'Hare - DEAD!
  • 06:10 --- JMS and Wachowskis: New TV series 'Sense8' in the works.
  • 08:27 --- Stan Lee: Now bionic!
  • 09:16 --- World of Warcraft: Death in the cities!
  • 10:24 --- Matt Smith: Top Gear breaks Who track times.
  • 11:29 --- Death: Sci-Fi coffins for sale.
  • 13:13 --- Doctor Who: New UNIT RPG supplement.
  • 14:28 --- Quickfire Plug: Novelisation of the Rush ablum Clockwork Angels, out now!
  • 15:03 --- Dredd: USA let us down, film bombs in the US.
  • 16:09 - Doctor Who: The Angels Take Manhattan.
  • 39:19 - Jean's autograph book quest.
  • 40:39 - Extreme Tea Duelling.
  • 44:48 - Red Dwarf X: Trojan.
  • 56:08 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 87:20 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 88:01 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #70: Doctor Who - Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

Staggering Commentary #70: Doctor Who - Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

For 8 October 2012 (recorded 13 September 2012)

Duration: 50:10

MP3 (29,476 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, side-split, in front of the 2012 Doctor Who story, 'Dinosaurs on a Spaceship', and spout our usual nonsense!

Riddell and Nefi are up a tree, Rory's Dad has regenerated after the wedding and the writer's apparently taken an early holiday. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: Dinosaurs on a Spaceship…

NOTE: apologies for the audio quality, one of the two mics failed...

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Staggering Stories Podcast #142

Staggering Podcast #142: The Power of a Game Called Mercy (aka Perfectly Dreddful)

For 1 October 2012 (recorded 24 September 2012)

Duration: 85:56

MP3 (50,434 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn discuss the new Doctor Who stories A Town Called Mercy and The Power of Three, review the new Judge Dredd film known only as Dredd, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:55 --- Welcome!
  • 02:47 - News:
  • 02:55 --- Doctor Who: Five Doctors unite to help Janet Fielding.
  • 04:44 --- Amanda Tapping: Recuring role on Supernatural.
  • 05:29 --- Alfonso Cuarón & J.J. Abrams: New genre TV series.
  • 07:25 --- Manimal: Hollywood gets even more desperate.
  • 10:10 --- Doctor Who: Peter Jackson interested in directing?
  • 12:17 --- Quickfire Plug: Novelisation of the Rush ablum Clockwork Angels, out now!
  • 12:28 --- Quickfire Plug: Red Dwarf X starts on Dave, 9pm 4th October 2012.
  • 12:38 --- Quickfire Plug: Iain M Banks' new Culture novel The Hydrogen Sonata published 9th October 2012.
  • 12:41 --- Quickfire Plug: Ben Aaronovitch's Rivers of London novel, out for a while but still really, really good!
  • 12:21 - Doctor Who: A Town Called Mercy.
  • 25:15 - Doctor Who: The Power of Three.
  • 41:43 - Dredd (the 2012 film).
  • 56:43 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 79:20 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 81:18 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #69: Doctor Who - Asylum of the Daleks

Staggering Commentary #69: Doctor Who - Asylum of the Daleks

For 24 September 2012 (recorded 13 September 2012)

Duration: 53:03

MP3 (31,164 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, nanogened, in front of the 2012 Doctor Who story, Asylum of the Daleks, and spout our usual nonsense!

Amy's all about the hate, Rory is feeling rejected and the iDaleks have rightly shrunk into the background out of self loathing. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Asylum of the Daleks…

NOTE: apologies for the audio quality, one of the two mics failed...

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Staggering Stories Podcast #141

Staggering Podcast #141: TV Movies of the Week (aka Parliamentary Madness)

For 17 September 2012 (recorded 10 September 2012)

Duration: 85:45

MP3 (50,330 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn discuss the new Doctor Who stories Asylum of the Daleks and Dinosaurs on a Spaceship, fondly look back at the recent Doctor Who convention Whooverville 4, play some games, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:11 --- Welcome!
  • 02:12 - News:
  • 03:00 --- Doctor Who: Another Hugo win, this time Neil Gaiman gets it.
  • 03:46 --- Steven Moffat: Twitter quitter.
  • 04:52 --- Joss Whedon: His Marvel TV series pilot called SHIELD.
  • 05:47 --- Red Dwarf: New series starts on the 4th October 2012 on Dave.
  • 08:00 --- DEAD: Michael Clarke Duncan and the legend Neil Armstrong.
  • 09:13 --- Jean Riddler: Finished her Olympic duties.
  • 12:21 - Whooverville 4 Doctor Who convention.
  • 20:40 - Doctor Who: Asylum of the Daleks and Dinosaurs on a Spaceship.
  • 46:11 - Extreme Tea Duelling.
  • 51:59 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 83:57 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 84:16 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #68: Doctor Who - The Idiot's Lantern

Staggering Commentary #68: Doctor Who - The Idiot's Lantern

For 10 September 2012 (recorded 15 August 2012)

Duration: 47:30

MP3 (27,918 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, coronated, in front of the 2006 Doctor Who story, The Idiot's Lantern, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor's having a bad hair day, the Wire's permanently on TV and Rose has lost some face. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Idiot's Lantern…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #140

Staggering Podcast #140: What If... Eccleston Had Lived (aka Talking to your Teddy)

For 3 September 2012 (recorded 20 August 2012)

Duration: 80:39

MP3 (47,338 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn discuss what might have been if Christopher Eccleston had done a second season of Doctor Who, review Seth MacFarlane's Ted, look back on Harry Harrison's work, play some games, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:23 --- Welcome!
  • 02:46 - News:
  • 03:00 --- Doctor Who: 50 anniversary Docu-Drama to be Gatissed.
  • 04:43 --- John Barrowman: Taking an Arrow.
  • 06:12 --- Joss Whedon: Doing Avengers 2 and a Marvel TV series.
  • 07:19 --- Harry Harrison: SF author - DEAD!
  • 08:10 --- ALF: He's back - in CG form.
  • 09:13 --- Tony Scott: Director/Producer takes his own life.
  • 10:42 --- Doctor Who Magazine: Losing yet more readers.
  • 11:57 --- Doctor Who RPG: Info on the Time Traveller's Companion supplement.
  • 13:05 --- Doctor Who: Changing opening credits for each new episode?
  • 15:18 - Opening Andre's care package.
  • 18:02 - Ted (the 2012 film by Seth MacFarlane).
  • 28:06 - Just a Minute.
  • 33:25 - Harry Harrison.
  • 43:21 - Doctor Who: What if... the Ninth Doctor did a second season?
  • 55:16 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 73:55 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 74:31 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #67: Babylon 5 - The Long, Twilight Struggle

Staggering Commentary #67: Babylon 5 - The Long, Twilight Struggle

For 27 August 2012 (recorded 25 July 2012)

Duration: 43:53

MP3 (25,792 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, mass driving, in front of the Babylon 5 second season episode, 'The Long, Twilight Struggle', and spout our usual nonsense!

Drall's dumped his beard, Londo's chucking rather large stones and G'Kar's a broken Narn. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Babylon 5: The Long, Twilight Struggle…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #139

Staggering Podcast #139: Tomorrow's TV (aka Orac of the Future)

For 20 August 2012 (recorded 6 August 2012)

Duration: 67:07

MP3 (39,410 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn discuss hopes and fears for the upcoming S7 of Doctor Who, do much the same for the proposed US remake of Blake's 7, play some Things in Five words, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:22 --- Welcome!
  • 02:21 - News:
  • 02:36 --- Doctor Who: Mary Tamm and Geoffrey Hughes - DEAD.
  • 04:49 --- Blake's 7: US remake on the cards.
  • 05:41 --- The Hobbit: Now there are three of them.
  • 09:56 --- Doctor Who: Richard E. Grant in Christmas Special.
  • 12:14 --- Christopher Eccleston: Cast as villain in Thor 2.
  • 14:30 - Doctor Who: Hopes and fears for S7.
  • 26:52 - Things in Five Words.
  • 34:17 - Blake's 7: Thoughts on the possible US remake.
  • 47:20 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 63:12 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 71:07 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #66: Doctor Who - The Age of Steel

Staggering Commentary #66: Doctor Who - The Age of Steel

For 13 August 2012 (recorded 1 August 2012)

Duration: 49:23

MP3 (29,024 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, deleted, in front of the 2006 Doctor Who episode, The Age of Steel, and spout our usual nonsense!

Mickey's seeing double, Rose's in a waitresses outfit and the Doctor's turned into a penguin. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: The Age of Steel…

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Staggering Stories Commentary #65: Doctor Who - Rise of the Cybermen

Staggering Commentary #65: Doctor Who - Rise of the Cybermen

For 13 August 2012 (recorded 1 August 2012)

Duration: 47:32

MP3 (27,934 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, upgraded, in front of the 2006 Doctor Who episode, Rise of the Cybermen, and spout our usual nonsense!

Lumic thinks he's Davros, Rose is a dog and the Cybermen crave more brains. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: Rise of the Cybermen…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #138

Staggering Podcast #138: The Dank Vogon Rises (aka Talking the Vast Toffee into an Early Retirement!)

For 6 August 2012 (recorded 23 July 2012)

Duration: 73:51

MP3 (43,354 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn discuss who should, could and shouldn't take over Doctor Who after Moffat, review The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show Live and The Dark Knight Rises, invite over dream dinner guests, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:58 --- Welcome!
  • 01:59 - News:
  • 02:09 --- Doctor Who: 50th anniversary 'docu-drama'?
  • 03:41 --- Black Mirror: Three more episodes coming.
  • 04:50 --- Neil Gaiman: Returning to The Sandman.
  • 06:46 --- JMS: Straczynski back to TV and starts Studio JMS.
  • 09:32 --- Jeffery's Tubes: British sailing ship has Jefferies tubes.
  • 11:03 --- Claudia Christian: Kiss and tell book.
  • 14:34 - Doctor Who: The next show runner should be..?
  • 31:02 - Crumbly's Dinner Party Guests.
  • 37:10 - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Radio Show, Live!
  • 50:02 - The Dark Knight Rises.
  • 41:12 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 64:00 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 71:07 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #64: Babylon 5 - Divided Loyalties

Staggering Commentary #64: Babylon 5 - Divided Loyalties

For 30 July 2012 (recorded 25 July 2012)

Duration: 43:13

MP3 (25,406 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, tratoring, in front of the Babylon 5 second season episode, Divided Loyalties, and spout our usual nonsense!

Susan has a dark secret, Lyta has the stare and Talia has a headache. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Divided Loyalties…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #137

Staggering Podcast #137: Scaring Little Children Since 1963 (aka Web-Head Revisited)

For 23 July 2012 (recorded 9 July 2012)

Duration: 61:47

MP3 (36,282 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn discuss if Doctor Who needs to be scary, review The Amazing Spider-Man, invite over dream dinner guests, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:05 --- Welcome!
  • 03:10 - News:
  • 03:05 --- Doctor Who: More guests stars announced.
  • 04:58 --- Ernest Borgnine: DEAD!
  • 06:12 --- True Blood: Sixth season confirmed.
  • 08:00 --- Doctor Who: Possible spoiler for S7.
  • 10:59 - The Amazing Spider-Man.
  • 24:37 - Adam's Dinner Party Guests.
  • 30:02 - Does Doctor Who have to be scary?
  • 41:12 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 56:39 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 57:29 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #63: Doctor Who - The Girl in the Fireplace

Staggering Commentary #63: Doctor Who - The Girl in the Fireplace

For 21 May 2012 (recorded 13 June 2012)

Duration: 46:21

MP3 (27,238 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, 'Fake Keith' and the Real Keith Dunn sit down, pre-Ponded, in front of the 2006 Doctor Who story, The Girl in the Fireplace, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor's got a new mistress, Rose is feeling dumped, Mickey's just making up the numbers and Arthur is a horse. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: The Girl in the Fireplace…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #136

Staggering Podcast #136: Staggering Stories Live 2012! (aka Smacking Down That Trivia)

For 9 July 2012 (recorded 24 June 2012)

Duration: 42:33

MP3 (25,012 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Crumbly, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn with special guests Luke Harrison and Siobhan Gallichan play the Doctor Who Trivia Smack Down Quiz, indulge in a very personal Fight Club, find some general news and a variety of riotous live behaviour, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:49 --- Welcome!
  • 02:39 - News:
  • 03:05 --- Doctor Who: Caroline John - Dead!
  • 04:46 --- Staggering Stories: We invaded Cardiff - Live!
  • 06:68 - Doctor Who Trivia Smackdown.
  • 35:55 - Fight Club: Jean vs. Fake Keith.
  • 37:57 - 30 Second Recommendation: Kate Griffin's The Minority Council novel.
  • 41:12 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 42:03 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #62: Babylon 5 - Confessions and Lamentations

Staggering Commentary #62: Babylon 5 - Confessions and Lamentations

For 2 July 2012 (recorded 13 June 2012)

Duration: 43:03

MP3 (25,310 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, 'Fake Keith' and the Real Keith Dunn sit down, quarantined, in front of the Babylon 5 second season episode, Confessions and Lamentations, and spout our usual nonsense!

Dr Franklin is needing stimulation, Lennier's wearing his chef's hat and the Markab are feeling a touch unwell... But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Confessions and Lamentations…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #135

Staggering Podcast #135: Anniversary of Wood (aka Five Year of This?!)

For 25 June 2012 (recorded 18 June 2012)

Duration: 59:12

MP3 (34,776 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the Doctor Who (and other): Anniversary Stories, play some Dead or Alive! and Dinner Party Guests, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:01 --- Welcome!
  • 01:24 - News:
  • 01:35 --- Doctor Who: The regenerated Experience.
  • 02:30 --- Blake's 7: Audio cast reunion play.
  • 03:58 --- Robocop: Remake casts big acting names.
  • 05:55 --- Shatner: BP Olympics medal lookalike.
  • 06:38 --- Rush: Some popular beat album based on steampunk with Kevin J Anderson novel.
  • 07:45 --- Mini Cooper: Steampunked car.
  • 08:58 --- Xena: Lucy, Lawless by name...
  • 12:31 - Doctor Who (and more): Anniversary stories.
  • 29:56 - Dead or Alive!
  • 36:45 - Keith's Dinner Party Guests.
  • 41:47 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 53:36 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 54:30 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #61: Doctor Who - School Reunion

Staggering Commentary #61: Doctor Who - School Reunion

For 21 May 2012 (recorded 18 April 2012)

Duration: 47:00

MP3 (27,620 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, metal doggedly, in front of the 2006 Doctor Who story, School Reunion, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor's getting it from both sides, Rose has a bad taste in her mouth and Sarah Jane feels abandoned. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: School Reunion…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #134

Staggering Podcast #134: Billy Snuff (aka Promethean Problems)

For 11 June 2012 (recorded 4 June 2012)

Duration: 88:19

MP3 (51,836 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the Doctor Who: The Tenth Planet and Prometheus, have some more Things in Five Words and Just a Minute, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:50 --- Welcome!
  • 02:31 - News:
  • 02:42 --- Doctor Who: New companion to remain a mystery?
  • 04:45 --- Sanctuary and Dirk Gently: Dead!
  • 07:48 --- Planet of the Apes: Sequel of the Rise of the Planet of the Apes named Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
  • 09:52 --- George Lucas: The throat himself is retiring.
  • 11:25 --- Barrowman: Bell boating for the Queen.
  • 13:47 --- Matt Smith: Smith carries the Olympic Torch in Cardiff.
  • 14:53 --- Baftas: Steven Moffat, The Fades and Sherlock's Moriarty, Andrew Scott, win awards.
  • 16:01 - Things in Five Words.
  • 19:06 - Prometheus.
  • 39:17 - Just a Minute.
  • 51:14 - Doctor Who: The Tenth Planet.
  • 71:26 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 83:46 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 84:22 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #60: Babylon 5 - In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum

Staggering Commentary #60: Babylon 5 - In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum

For 7 May 2012 (recorded 18 April 2012)

Duration: 44:07

MP3 (25,932 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, gobsmacked, in front of the Babylon 5 second season episode, In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum, and spout our usual nonsense!

Mr Morden is feeling confined, Sheridan smells a rat and Kosh is older than he looks. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy In the Shadow of Z'ha'dum…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #133

Staggering Podcast #133: Dodgy Direction (aka Mr Flibble and the Mandrels)

For 28 May 2012 (recorded 21 May 2012)

Duration: 78:18

MP3 (45,962 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the Doctor Who: Nightmare of Eden and Red Dwarf 5, have some more Things in Five Words, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:40 --- Welcome!
  • 02:15 - News:
  • 02:22 --- Doctor Who: Bye bye, Pond!
  • 04:52 --- Avengers Assemble: Storming the ticket sales chart.
  • 07:50 --- Community: New episodes but creator sacked.
  • 09:45 --- Blade Runner: New film will be a sequel.
  • 10:31 --- Tron: Another sequel apparently likely.
  • 11:31 --- Shatner: Guest presenter on the BBC's Have I Got News For You.
  • 12:59 --- Christopher Eccleston: Wants more stage work.
  • 13:38 --- Ultavox: Brilliant? No.
  • 14:28 - Doctor Who: Nightmare of Eden.
  • 29:42 - Things in Five Words.
  • 35:16 - Red Dwarf 5.
  • 50:55 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 74:05 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 74:44 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #59: Doctor Who - Tooth and Claw

Staggering Commentary #59: Doctor Who - Tooth and Claw

For 21 May 2012 (recorded 3 April 2011)

Duration: 46:16

MP3 (27,192 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, howling, in front of the 2006 Doctor Who story, Tooth and Claw, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor's pretending to be Scottish, Rose is being tied-up and the Queen is not amused. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: Tooth and Claw…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #132

Staggering Podcast #132: So Pertwee It Be (aka Those Other Avengers)

For 14 May 2012 (recorded 7 May 2012)

Duration: 69:48

MP3 (40,978 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the Doctor Who: The Dæmons and Marvel Avengers Assemble, have some more Things in Five Words, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:26 --- Welcome!
  • 02:20 - News:
  • 02:30 --- Doctor Who: New stage adaptations.
  • 03:40 --- Misfits: Kelly gets real life community service!
  • 05:12 --- Fringe: Final season greenlit.
  • 06:20 --- Neil Gaiman: The Graveyard Book coming to the big screen.
  • 08:24 - Things in Five Words.
  • 12:31 - Doctor Who: The Dæmons.
  • 38:14 - Things in Five Words.
  • 34:19 - Marvel Avengers Assemble.
  • 54:58 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 65:10 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 65:44 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #58: Babylon 5 - The Coming of Shadows

Staggering Commentary #58: Babylon 5 - The Coming of Shadows

For 7 May 2012 (recorded 3 April 2012)

Duration: 44:07

MP3 (25,932 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, collapsing, in front of the Babylon 5 second season episode, The Coming of Shadows, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Centauri Emperor has a dicky heart, G'Kar wants to go a murdering and Kosh is making house calls. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Coming of Shadows…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #131

Staggering Podcast #131: Rose's Plastic Pals (aka Randy Waltons)

For 30 April 2012 (recorded 23 April 2012)

Duration: 64:18

MP3 (37,758 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the return of Doctor Who in 2005 with the episode Rose, have some more Things in Five Words, play Just a Minute, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:02 --- Welcome!
  • 01:50 - News:
  • 01:55 --- Doctor Who: Virgin pulls Tennant's ad.
  • 02:56 --- Doctor Who: Power of the Daleks fan remake.
  • 03:41 --- Doctor Who: Karen Gillan now on twitter.
  • 04:38 --- JK Rowling: New book named 'The Casual Vacancy'.
  • 06:35 --- Doctor Who: More not-lego on the way.
  • 08:03 - Things in Five Words.
  • 11:12 - Doctor Who: Rose (the episode).
  • 34:08 - Just a Minute.
  • 47:04 - A Staggering Day Out, on 24th June 2012.
  • 48:50 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 62:54 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 98:18 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #57: Doctor Who - New Earth

Staggering Commentary #57: Doctor Who - New Earth

For 23 April 2012 (recorded 6 March 2011)

Duration: 47:19

MP3 (27,731 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, nursed, in front of the 2006 Doctor Who premiere story, New Earth, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor's having a blow dry, Rose is slightly moist and Cassandra covets Rose's body. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: New Earth…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #130

Staggering Podcast #130: Doctors of Social Ineptitude (aka Intelligence Failing...)

For 16 April 2012 (recorded 9 April 2012)

Duration: 103:16

MP3 (60,516 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Jean Riddler and Keith Dunn talk about the Doctor Who: The TV Movie and The Big Bang Theory, have some more Things in Five Words, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:45 --- Welcome!
  • 01:47 - News:
  • 01:57 --- Doctor Who: Hugo award nominations.
  • 03:49 --- Being Human: Alive, The Fades: Dead.
  • 06:07 --- Space 1999: Reimagined Space:2099 in the works.
  • 09:50 --- Mass Effect: Extended Cut of Mass Effect 3.
  • 12:39 --- David Tennant: Virgin Media advert ruffles BBC feathers.
  • 16:55 - Things in Five Words.
  • 19:14 - Doctor Who: The TV Movie.
  • 45:44 - Things in Five Words.
  • 48:37 - The Big Bang Theory.
  • 62:13 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 97:27 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 98:18 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #56: Babylon 5 - Revelations

Staggering Commentary #56: Babylon 5 - Revelations

For 9 April 2012 (recorded 6 March 2012)

Duration: 43:41

MP3 (25,683 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, hatching, in front of the Babylon 5 second season episode, Revelations, and spout our usual nonsense!

Franklin's giving Garibaldi special care and attention, Sheridan's rather carelessly lost his wife and Delenn's coming out. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Revelations…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #129

Staggering Podcast #129: A Companion Extraordinaire (aka Splodging Cleavage)

For 2 April 2012 (recorded 26 March 2012)

Duration: 101:48

MP3 (59,732 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the Doctor Who's Ace and the new Dirk Gently TV episodes, have a round of Tea Duelling and some more Things in Five Words, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:06 --- Welcome!
  • 01:56 - News:
  • 02:09 --- Doctor Who: New companion cast - Jenna-Louise Coleman.
  • 09:01 --- Percy Jackson 2: Nathan Fillion and Anthony Head cast.
  • 10:35 --- Doctor Who: Six more Target reprints coming.
  • 11:26 --- RTD: Aliens vs Wizards becomes Wizards vs Aliens.
  • 12:16 --- The Hobbit: Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry save a pub.
  • 14:39 - Things in Five Words.
  • 18:56 - Doctor Who: Ace.
  • 38:00 - Tea Duelling.
  • 50:41 - Podcast Anniversary: Join us in a trip to Cardiff, with Live Podcasting! (Sunday 24th June 2012)
  • 54:36 - Dirk Gently.
  • 62:51 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 97:49 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 98:14 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #55: Doctor Who - The Christmas Invasion

Staggering Commentary #55: Doctor Who - The Christmas Invasion

For 27 February 2012 (recorded 23 August 2011)

Duration: 62:19

MP3 (36,600 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, pyjamaed, in front of the 2005 Doctor Who festive special, The Christmas Invasion, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor's feeling a new man, Rose is grieving and the Queen is teetering on the edge. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #128

Staggering Podcast #128: Investigators of Infernal IMAXery (aka Touching Jean's Minkey Dinkey)

For 19 March 2012 (recorded 12 March 2012)

Duration: 79:15

MP3 (46,519 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the Jago & Litefoot Series 1 and John Carter at the IMAX, have another round of Just a Minute and some more Things in Five Words, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:16 --- Welcome!
  • 02:44 - News:
  • 02:55 --- Doctor Who Roundup: New guest stars and deaths.
  • 04:58 --- Primeval: Canadian spin-off cast and director details.
  • 06:30 --- BBC America: Two new 'genre' series being developed.
  • 07:55 --- Doctor Who Merchandise: Amy Pond doll, Minister of Chance now free and charity book - Behind the Sofa.
  • 11:21 --- Dead: Artists Ralph McQuarrie and Moebius.
  • 12:23 - Things in Five Words.
  • 13:49 - John Carter [of Mars] and the Crawley IMAX.
  • 25:41 - Things in Five Words.
  • 29:06 - Jago and Litefoot: Series One.
  • 39:56 - Just a Minute.
  • 50:55 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 71:25 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 72:30 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #54: Babylon 5 - Points of Departure

Staggering Commentary #54: Babylon 5 - Points of Departure

For 12 March 2012 (recorded 28 February 2012)

Duration: 43:49

MP3 (25,759 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, smiling, in front of the Babylon 5 second season première episode, Points of Departure, and spout our usual nonsense!

Sheridan's coveting a very wet shower, Ivanova's frightening the natives and Garibaldi's having a lie down. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Points of Departure…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #127

Staggering Podcast #127: The Silent Stars Go Mahna Mahna (aka WiFi Cracking for Beginners)

For 5 March 2012 (recorded 27 February 2012)

Duration: 78:08

MP3 (45,861 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler and Keith Dunn talk about the Doctor Who novel 'The Silent Stars Go By' and 'The Muppets' (the recent film), review a Steampunk Convivial, have another round of Just a Minute, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:58 --- Welcome!
  • 01:51 - News:
  • 02:05 --- Doctor Who: Filming starts up for 14 new episodes.
  • 03:52 --- J.K. Rowling: New 'adult' book coming.
  • 04:43 --- Doctor Who (ish): Sophie Aldred takes David Tennant as her companion.
  • 05:59 --- Dirk Gently: Returns for three new episodes on BBC Four.
  • 07:10 --- Dead: Peter Halliday.
  • 08:31 --- Benedict Cumberbatch: Star Trek photos.
  • 10:07 --- Dredd: Karl Urban does his Dredd voice.
  • 10:45 --- Doctor Who: Benedict Cumberbatch as the new Master?
  • 12:16 --- Eternal Law: DEAD!
  • 13:00 --- Babylon 5: Crumbly's nightmares!
  • 14:31 - Doctor Who: The Silent Stars Go By.
  • 24:50 - Two Minute Review: The First Surrey Steampunk Convivial.
  • 30:22 - The Muppets (2011 film).
  • 40:24 - Just a Minute.
  • 45:49 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 73:53 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 74:45 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #53: Doctor Who - The Parting of the Ways

Staggering Commentary #53: Doctor Who - The Parting of the Ways

For 27 February 2012 (recorded 23 August 2011)

Duration: 51:00

MP3 (29,915 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, fantasticed, in front of the 2005 Doctor Who episode, The Parting of the Ways, and spout our usual nonsense!

Rose has abandonment issues, Jack's got a big weapon in his hand, the TARDIS is in need of a gentle tug and the Doctor's faced with repeating history all over again. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: The Parting of the Ways…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #126

Staggering Podcast #126: Brian's Alive! (aka SFX Weak Ender)

For 20 February 2012 (recorded 13 February 2012)

Duration: 74:31

MP3 (43,742 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the SFX Weekender convention, Being Human 4.1 and 4.2, play some Doctor Who related Just a Minute, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:12 --- Welcome!
  • 02:12 - News:
  • 02:27 --- Doctor Who: New Who S7 writers and a director named.
  • 03:46 --- The Hobbit: Billy Connolly added to cast.
  • 04:37 --- Doctor Who: Rory & Fourth Doctor cut-outs and Doctor Who Insider: DEAD!
  • 06:50 --- Doctor Who and Star Trek: IDW comic crossover.
  • 07:57 --- Doctor Who: Cubicle 7 finally releases Eleventh Doctor update (maybe!)
  • 09:39 - The SFX Weekender 3 convention and other Welsh excursions.
  • 27:18 - Just a Minute.
  • 38:28 - Being Human: episodes 4.1 and 4.2.
  • 51:00 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 72:20 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 72:49 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #52: Doctor Who - Bad Wolf

Staggering Commentary #52: Doctor Who - Bad Wolf

For 13 February 2012 (recorded 23 August 2011)

Duration: 44:40

MP3 (26,198 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, big brothered, in front of the 2005 Doctor Who episode, Bad Wolf, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor's feeling housebound, Rose is voting to the death and Captain Jack's got a dimensionally transcendental orifice. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Bad Wolf…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #125

Staggering Podcast #125: The Five Word Shuffle (aka The Quick and Dirty One)

For 6 February 2012 (recorded 28 and 30 January 2012)

Duration: 75:21

MP3 (44,238 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the Big Finish Doctor Who story 'Destination: Nerva', consider what sort of character we might like to replace Amy, play lots of a new word game, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:47 --- Welcome!
  • 01:13 - News:
  • 01:26 --- Doctor Who and Merlin: Awards awarded.
  • 03:09 --- RTD: SJA replacement - Aliens vs Wizards.
  • 05:07 --- Quickfire News Roundup:
  • 05:11 ----- Minister of Chance: Now free!
  • 05:21 ----- Being Human: Back on UK TV on Sunday 5th February 2012.
  • 05:43 ----- Doctor Who: New novel 'Dark Horizons'.
  • 06:33 ----- Douglas Adams: Virtual 60th birthday party event.
  • 06:53 ----- Star Wars: Uncut fan recreation in 15 second segments.
  • 07:38 - Things in Five Words.
  • 12:55 - Doctor Who: After Amy.
  • 25:22 - Doctor Who: Destination: Nerva.
  • 35:19 - Things in Five Words.
  • 40:13 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 70:48 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 71:19 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #51: Primeval - Series 1, Episode 6

Staggering Commentary #51: Primeval - Series 1, Episode 6

For 30 January 2011 (recorded 9 August 2011)

Duration: 48:42

MP3 (28,571 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, superbatted, in front of ITV's Primeval Series 1, Episode 6, and spout our usual nonsense!

Nick Cutter is feeling time orphaned, Helen's been up to no good with Stephen, Claudia's feeling very specifically erased and Captain Ryan's been a skeleton all along. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Primeval: Series 1, Episode 6…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #124

Staggering Podcast #124: Holmesian High Jump (aka The Year That Was)

For 23 January 2012 (recorded 16 January 2012)

Duration: 119:05

MP3 (64,669 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss' Sherlock: Series 2, have a retrospective on the year 2011, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:59 --- Welcome!
  • 01:34 - News:
  • 01:47 --- Doctor Who: Another Script to Screen competition.
  • 02:56 --- Star Trek: Sherlock & Mickey Smith join Star Trek 2.
  • 03:58 --- Being Human: Another cast member quits the programme.
  • 05:54 --- Karen Gillan: Award nominations and she takes Manhattan.
  • 08:09 --- Benedict Cumberbatch: Held at gunpoint in South Africa.
  • 09:35 --- Doctor Who: Amateur stage production of Midnight.
  • 10:36 --- Doctor Who: Moffat tweets about Sophia Myles, rumours go mad.
  • 13:29 - Sherlock: Series 2.
  • 29:02 - Retrospective on the year 2011..
  • 54:41 - Predictions Competition Winner..
  • 57:50 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 115:38 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 116:11 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #50: Doctor Who - The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe

Staggering Commentary #50: Doctor Who - The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe

For 16 January 2012 (recorded 10 January 2012)

Duration: 60:42

MP3 (35,594 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, caretakered, in front of the 2011 Doctor Who Christmas Special, The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe, and spout our usual nonsense!

Cyril's got oversized specs, Reg is following the light, the King and Queen and very wooden and Amy makes the Doctor moist. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #123

Staggering Podcast #123: The Head, the Predictions and the Cardboard Box (aka Predictions of Life)

For 9 January 2012 (recorded 2 January 2012)

Duration: 110:19

MP3 (64,669 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the Doctor Who: 'The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe', our Predictions, Hopes and Dreams and Fears for 2012, see how wrong we were about our Predictions for 2011, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:02 --- Welcome!
  • 02:06 - News:
  • 02:09 --- Doctor Who: 2011 Christmas Special did well.
  • 03:51 --- 3D Films: Whedon's Avengers and Abrams Star Trek 2 to be converted from 2D.
  • 08:00 --- Doctor Who: Worlds in Time MMO open preview now available.
  • 09:31 --- Star Trek: Drink your tea out of Dr McCoy's head!
  • 12:11 - Doctor Who: The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe.
  • 28:13 - Bill Bailey's Doctor Who Theme.
  • 32:52 - Predictions, Fears and Hopes & Dreams for the future:
  • 33:33 --- How wrong we were: Predictions for 2011.
  • 52:47 --- How wrong we were: Fears for 2011.
  • 57:43 --- How wrong we were: Hopes and Dreams for 2011.
  • 44:36 --- Predictions for 2012.
  • 52:47 --- Fears for 2012.
  • 57:43 --- Hopes and Dreams for 2012.
  • 63:46 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 106:41 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 107:17 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #49: Doctor Who - Boom Town

Staggering Commentary #49: Doctor Who - Boom Town

For 2 January 2012 (recorded 9 August 2011)

Duration: 45:00

MP3 (26,404 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, unzipped, in front of the 2005 Doctor Who episode, Boom Town, and spout our usual nonsense!

Margaret's battling with bad breath, Mickey's feeling some short lived character progression and Captain Jack's a spare wheel. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Boom Town…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #122

Staggering Podcast #122: Six Podcasters a-Playing (aka Peeling One Off)

For 26 December 2011 (recorded 17 December 2011)

Duration: 108:43

MP3 (63,735 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Crumbly, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the past Doctor Who Christmas Specials, play some festive games, are read a nativnal Doctor Who story, pull some crackers, watch Crumbly unwrap, find some general news and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:29 --- Welcome!
  • 02:32 - News:
  • 02:40 --- Doctor Who: The Ponds to vanish.
  • 04:16 --- Doctor Who: Two missing episodes not so missing now.
  • 06:42 --- Doctor Who: TV signals bouncing back to Earth?
  • 08:18 --- Doctor Who: Lego Dalek.
  • 10:23 --- Star Trek vs Star Wars: George Takei says join forces against Twilight.
  • 11:11 - Christmas Crackers!
  • 15:46 - Festive Game: Swanee-Kazoo.
  • 21:25 - Doctor Who: The Christmas Specials.
  • 40:48 - Festive Game: Myth or Truth?
  • 52:40 - Nanny Ireland: Befuddled in Bethlehem.
  • 64:31 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 93:35 - Competition Time!
  • 96:13 - Crumbly Unwraps.
  • 75:05 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 75:50 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #48: Primeval - Series 1, Episode 3

Staggering Commentary #48: Primeval - Series 1, Episode 3

For 19 December 2011 (recorded 12 July 2011)

Duration: 48:17

MP3 (28,324 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, drowning, in front of ITV's Primeval Series 1, Episode 3, and spout our usual nonsense!

Nick Cutter has a sinking feeling, Helen's still twiddling her moustache and Captain Ryan's partaking in some temporal rendition. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Primeval: Series 1, Episode 3…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #121

Staggering Podcast #121: The Tear Jerk (aka Galloping Galaxies)

For 12 December 2011 (recorded 5 December 2011)

Duration: 82:52

MP3 (48,583 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the 'Doctor Who: The Gunpowder Plot', things that make us have something in our eye, the end of 'Star Wars Galaxies' and the beginning of 'Star Wars: The Old Republic', play 'Guess the Thing', find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:07 --- Welcome!
  • 02:00 - News:
  • 02:07 --- Doctor Who: The Motion Picture (2).
  • 06:01 --- Doctor Who: Christmas Special dated.
  • 08:40 --- Anne McCaffrey: Dead!
  • 09:41 --- The Dark Knight Rises: Prologue on before IMAX Mssion Impossible screenings.
  • 10:41 --- Russell T Davies: Back in the UK due to partner's illness.
  • 11:15 --- John Barrowman: Thief Taker!
  • 13:20 - Doctor Who: The Gunpowder Plot Adventure Game.
  • 23:48 - Guess the Thing!
  • 25:56 - Things that have made us... have something in our eye.
  • 41:53 - Guess the Thing!
  • 47:25 - Goodbye Star Wars Galaxies, hello Star Wars The Old Republic.
  • 58:24 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 75:05 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 75:50 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #47: Doctor Who - The Doctor Dances

Staggering Commentary #47: Doctor Who - The Doctor Dances

For 5 December 2011 (recorded 27 July 2011)

Duration: 45:49

MP3 (26,882 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, zombified, in front of the 2005 Doctor Who episode, The Doctor Dances, and spout our usual nonsense!

Nancy's feeling haunted, the Doctor's vibrating concrete and Captain Jack's left holding the banana. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Doctor Dances…

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Staggering Stories Commentary #46: Doctor Who - The Empty Child

Staggering Commentary #46: Doctor Who - The Empty Child

For 5 December 2011 (recorded 27 July 2011)

Duration: 43:23

MP3 (25,450 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, barrage ballooned, in front of the 2005 Doctor Who episode, The Empty Child, and spout our usual nonsense!

Rose is hanging by a thread, the Doctor's searching for Spock and Captain Jack is dancing on air. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Empty Child…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #120

Staggering Podcast #120: Day of the BBC Worldwide (aka Getting Into the Party Spirit)

For 28 November 2011 (recorded 19 November 2011)

Duration: 64:37

MP3 (37,889 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Construct Number 2, Fake Crumbly, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the 'Doctor Who: Day of the Daleks', play 'Doctor Who Twenty Questions', play 'Guess the Alien', rant about the news of the new Doctor Who film and 'official' Doctor Who convention, find some other general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:08 --- Welcome!
  • 01:41 - News:
  • 01:55 --- Doctor Who: The Motion Picture.
  • 18:01 --- Doctor Who: The 'Official' (rip off) Convention.
  • 22:51 --- Quickfire News Roundup:
  • 22:53 ----- Being Human: Russell Tovey has left.
  • 23:03 ----- Ender's Game Film: Merlin's Mordred, Asa Butterfield, offered role of Wiggin.
  • 23:14 ----- Misfits: Returns to record viewing figures.
  • 23:25 ----- The Munsters: NBC has greenlit Bryan Fuller's reimagining.
  • 23:45 --- William Shatner: Seeking Major Tom album now out for your listening torture.
  • 24:47 - Doctor Who Twenty Questions.
  • 27:39 - Doctor Who: Day of the Daleks.
  • 43:59 - Guess The Alien.
  • 46:58 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 60:17 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 60:48 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #45: Doctor Who - The Wedding of River Song

Staggering Commentary #45: Doctor Who - The Wedding of River Song

For 21 November 2011 (recorded 18 October 2011)

Duration: 49:59

MP3 (29,319 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, eyepatched, in front of the 2011 Doctor Who episode, The Wedding of River Song, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor's gone all beardy weirdy (again), River's practicing her spacesuited swimming proficiency and Churchill likes mounting mammoths. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Wedding of River Song…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #119

Staggering Podcast #119: Inadmissible Pondage (aka The Podcast Sent to Coventry)

For 14 November 2011 (recorded 7 November 2011)

Duration: 60:09

MP3 (35,272 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the Karen Gillan's play 'Inadmissible Evidence', The DWAS convention 'Time 5', BBC Three's 'The Fades', play 'Doctor Who Twenty Questions', find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:53 --- Welcome!
  • 01:30 - News:
  • 01:38 --- Doctor Who: Matt Smith maybe not leaving now?
  • 03:36 --- Harry Potter: Films DVDs and Blu-rays to vanish!
  • 05:03 --- Doctor Who: Shada coming to DVD, probably in 2012.
  • 07:22 --- Elisabeth Sladen: Biography out now.
  • 07:44 --- Bernard Cribbins: OBE.
  • 08:45 --- Doctor Who: Community has 'Inspector Spacetime'.
  • 09:58 --- Doctor Who: The Special Wrap Party videos now on YouTube.
  • 10:59 - The Fades.
  • 24:09 - Doctor Who Twenty Questions.
  • 30:05 - Inadmissible Evidence.
  • 42:19 - DWAS 'Time 5' Doctor Who Convention.
  • 55:25 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 55:53 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #44: Doctor Who - Closing Time

Staggering Commentary #44: Doctor Who - Closing Time

For 7 November 2011 (recorded 18 October 2011)

Duration: 46:01

MP3 (26,996 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, Stormageddoned, in front of the 2011 Doctor Who episode, Closing Time, and spout our usual nonsense!

Craig's been left holding the baby, the Doctor's passed his CRB checks and Stormageddon is the Dark Lord of All. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Closing Time…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #118

Staggering Podcast #118: The Empty Attic (aka Buffy with Boobies)

For 31 October 2011 (recorded 24 October 2011)

Duration: 75:24

MP3 (44,216 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn talk about the end of The Sarah Jane Adventures, True Blood, play 'Can You Guess the Doctor Who Monster?', find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:09 --- Welcome!
  • 01:39 - News:
  • 01:46 --- Doctor Who: Matt Smith wins award & maybe leaving?
  • 03:32 --- Misfits: Returns to E4 and a USA remake.
  • 06:01 --- Big Finish: New Doctor Who spin-offs audio series - Counter-Measures.
  • 07:59 --- Quickfire News Roundup:
  • 08:04 ----- Red Dwarf: Six new episodes begin filming in November.
  • 08:11 ----- Rentaghost: Russell Brand out, Ben Stiller in.
  • 08:18 ----- Doctor Who Experience: Run extended to February.
  • 08:38 --- Back to the Future: An electric DeLorean car on the way.
  • 09:23 --- Doctor Who: Peter Davison not ruling out a 50th anniversary appearance.
  • 12:09 - The Sarah Jane Adventures: Season 5, the end of an era.
  • 29:55 - Can You Guess the Doctor Who Monster?
  • 32:52 - True Blood.
  • 42:28 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 72:52 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 73:32 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #43: Doctor Who - The God Complex

Staggering Commentary #43: Doctor Who - The God Complex

For 24 October 2011 (recorded 20 September 2011)

Duration: 50:28

MP3 (29,603 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, corridored, in front of the 2011 Doctor Who episode, The God Complex, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor's avoiding his fear, Amy's feeling young again, Rory wants out and the beast is missing Soldeed. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The God Complex…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #117

Staggering Podcast #117: Fading the Magic (aka A Sleepy Friday)

For 17 October 2011 (recorded 7 October 2011)

Duration: 93:32

MP3 (54,839 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn talk about the new episodes of Merlin, BBC Three's The Fades, find some general news (particularly about Doctor Who: Confidential), and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:12 --- Welcome!
  • 01:40 - News:
  • 01:49 --- Doctor Who Confidential: Dead!
  • 03:16 --- Star Trek: Nimoy out of cons, Next Gen on Blu-ray and IDW rebooted comic series.
  • 08:18 --- Harry Potter: eBooks delayed and Making Of Tour goes on sale.
  • 09:29 --- Time traveller will live here plaque.
  • 10:53 - Merlin: Season 4, episodes 1 and 2.
  • 24:55 - The Fades: Episodes 1 to 4.
  • 38:32 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 89:57 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 90:45 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #42: Doctor Who - The Girl Who Waited

Staggering Commentary #42: Doctor Who - The Girl Who Waited

For 10 October 2011 (recorded 20 September 2011)

Duration: 49:01

MP3 (28,753 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, looking glassed, in front of the 2011 Doctor Who episode, The Girl Who Waited, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor is cowering in the TARDIS, Rory's being a green anchor and Amy needs some skin cream. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Girl Who Waited…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #116

Staggering Podcast #116: And They Were All Wearing Eyepatches (aka The Long Wait Begins)

For 3 October 2011 (recorded 26 September 2011)

Duration: 115:22

MP3 (67,633 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about Doctor Who: Closing Time and The Wedding of River Song, the Doctor Who convention Whooverville 3, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:52 --- Welcome!
  • 01:24 - News:
  • 01:43 --- Doctor Who: Christmas 2011 Special guest stars.
  • 03:15 --- TV Choice Awards: Doctor Who, Being Human & Sherlock win.
  • 04:22 --- Primeval: Canadian spin-off in the works.
  • 06:21 --- Harlan Ellison: In Time for the courts.
  • 07:41 --- Alex Kingston: Upstairing and Downstairing.
  • 09:49 --- Star Wars: Engagement rings from the Throat.
  • 10:24 --- Doctor Who: Confirmation for S7 split between end of 2012/beginning of 2013.
  • 11:41 - Facebook questions.
  • 15:25 - Doctor Who: Closing Time.
  • 31:46 - Doctor Who: The Wedding of River Song.
  • 51:12 - Whooverville 3.
  • 62:28 - Competition Winners!
  • 68:43 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 111:33 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 114:14 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #41: Doctor Who - Night Terrors

Staggering Commentary #41: Doctor Who - Night Terrors

For 12 September 2011 (recorded 8 September 2011)

Duration: 44:11

MP3 (25,920 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn sit down, pyjamaed, in front of the 2011 Doctor Who episode, Night Terrors, and spout our usual nonsense!

George is channelling Arthur Dent, Amy's got a bit of a wood problem and the Doctor's hanging around a little boy's bedroom. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Night Terrors…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #115

Staggering Podcast #115: Toasting the Pond (aka It Was a Hole in the Ground!)

For 19 September 2011 (recorded 12 September 2011)

Duration: 108:19

MP3 (63,501 KB)

Blog post, with feedback

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about Doctor Who: The Girl Who Waited and The God Complex, the end of Torchwood: Miracle Day, Arthur Darvill's Doctor Faustus, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:12 --- Welcome!
  • 02:04 - News:
  • 02:16 --- Doctor Who: The Colin Baker elected DWAS Honorary President.
  • 03:27 --- Alphas: Syphy gives Alphas a second season.
  • 05:00 --- Misfits: 'Vegas Baby!' Internet episode now online.
  • 06:06 --- Walk for Lis: Ed Russell completes his 168 mile charity walk, in the name of Elisabeth Sladen.
  • 07:46 --- Benedict Cumberbatch: A busy fellow!
  • 08:55 --- Sparticus: Leading actor Andy Whitfield is dead.
  • 10:09 - Doctor Who: The Girl Who Waited.
  • 24:04 - Doctor Who: The God Complex.
  • 39:00 - Doctor Faustus at the Globe Theatre.
  • 41:23 - Torchwood: Miracle Day episodes 9 and 10.
  • 50:31 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 101:12 - Competition Time!
  • 103:07 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 103:24 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #40: Doctor Who - Let's Kill Hitler

Staggering Commentary #40: Doctor Who - Let's Kill Hitler

For 12 September 2011 (recorded 8 September 2011)

Duration: 49:33

MP3 (29,066 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn sit down, tessellated, in front of the 2011 Doctor Who episode, Let's Kill Hitler, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor's dying for River, Rory has banging on his mind and Amy's beside herself. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Let's Kill Hitler…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #114

Staggering Podcast #114: Monster in the Cupboard (aka Bad Purcell!)

For 5 September 2011 (recorded 29 August 2011)

Duration: 98:31

MP3 (57,761 KB)

Blog post, with feedback

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about Doctor Who: Let's Kill Hitler and Night Terrors, Torchwood: Miracle Day episodes seven and eight, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:01 --- Welcome!
  • 02:07 - News:
  • 02:25 --- Doctor Who: Another Hugo Award for Steven Moffat.
  • 03:42 --- Blade Runner: Ridley Scott to make a new film?
  • 06:21 --- Big Finish: Co-Producing a live action short called Cleaning Up.
  • 08:48 --- Matt Smith: Karen Gillan is only a 5 out of 10!
  • 10:20 - Doctor Who: Let's Kill Hitler.
  • 27:06 - Doctor Who: Night Terrors.
  • 41:41 - Torchwood: Miracle Day episodes 7 and 8.
  • 60:50 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 93:13 - Competition Time!
  • 95:02 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 95:42 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #39: Primeval - Series 1, Episode 2

Staggering Commentary #39: Primeval - Series 1, Episode 2

For 29 August 2011 (recorded 12 July 2011)

Duration: 49:29

MP3 (29,031 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, Cuttered, in front of ITV's Primeval Series 1, Episode 2, and spout our usual nonsense!

Nick Cutter likes exploring darks passages, Connor is feeling excluded and Stephen likes it when giant millipedes get rough with him. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Primeval: Series 1, Episode 2…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #113

Staggering Podcast #113: Burn, Baby, Burn! (aka Curtains for Harry Potter)

For 22 August 2011 (recorded 16 August 2011)

Duration: 96:25

MP3 (56,525 KB)

Blog post, with feedback

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jay Doran, Jean Riddler and Keith Dunn talk about Torchwood: Miracle Day episodes five and six, the BFI preview of Doctor Who: Let's Kill Hitler, plus Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:00 --- Welcome!
  • 02:19 - News:
  • 02:30 --- Doctor Who: Let's Kill Hitler on the 27th of August 2011.
  • 04:35 --- Eureka: Dead!
  • 08:44 --- Hong Kong Phooey: Eddie Murphy takes on Penry.
  • 11:35 --- Ianto Jones: Guest starred on Warehouse 13.
  • 13:03 --- Doctor Who: DWM spoiling it again?
  • 17:48 - Doctor Who: Spoiler-free general impressions of Let's Kill Hitler.
  • 27:03 - Torchwood: Miracle Day episodes 6 and 7.
  • 47:47 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two.
  • 62:31 - Competition Time!
  • 65:40 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 91:01 - Whooverville 3: Join us on the 3rd of September in Derby, UK.
  • 91:35 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 92:07 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #38: Doctor Who - Father's Day

Staggering Commentary #38: Doctor Who - Father's Day

For 18 July 2011 (recorded 28 June 2011)

Duration: 45:55

MP3 (26,940 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, reapered, in front of the 2005 Doctor Who episode, Father's Day, and spout our usual nonsense!

Rose is fiddling with her own timeline, The Doctor's complaining about damned dirty apes again and Pete's a Del Boy knockoff. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: Father's Day…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #112

Staggering Podcast #112: It is a Silly Place (aka Torchwood Does Sneakers)

For 8 August 2011 (recorded 1 August 2011)

Duration: 88:14

MP3 (51,727 KB)

Blog post, with feedback

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler and Keith Dunn talk about Torchwood: Miracle Day episodes three and four, plus Starz' Camelot, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:19 --- Welcome!
  • 01:56 - News:
  • 02:04 --- Karen Gillan: Treading the boards, a new film and maybe back for S7?
  • 06:00 --- Doctor Who: New Adventure Game - The Gunpowder Plot.
  • 07:59 --- Torchwood: Starz aren't jumping to make more.
  • 11:34 --- The Tripods: Film version in the works?
  • 13:59 - Torchwood: Miracle Day episodes 3 and 4.
  • 33:05 - Starz' Camelot.
  • 41:35 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 83:39 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 84:09 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #37: Primeval - Series 1, Episode 1

Staggering Commentary #37: Primeval - Series 1, Episode 1

For 1 August 2011 (recorded 28 June 2011)

Duration: 49:42

MP3 (29,154 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, anomalied, in front of ITV's Primeval Series 1, Episode 1, and spout our usual nonsense!

Nick Cutter's misplaced his wife, Abby's gained a animatronic pet and Claudia's playing tonsil hockey with a complete stranger. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Primeval: Series 1, Episode 1…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #111

Staggering Podcast #111: She Is Quite Bony (aka Rex the Runt)

For 25 July 2011 (recorded 18 July 2011)

Duration: 76:22

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Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn talk about Torchwood: Miracle Day episodes one and two, plus the London Film and Comic Con 2011, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:19 --- Welcome!
  • 01:56 - News:
  • 02:04 --- Jean Riddler: Morris dancing.
  • 02:21 --- Doctor Who: Beth Willis bails out.
  • 05:15 --- Torchwood: Miracle Day ratings looking good.
  • 07:30 --- Doctor Who: T-shirtgate 2 - pulling Qwertwee.
  • 09:23 --- Crumbly Gripe: Chris Tookey's Dark Side.
  • 10:42 --- Doctor Who: BBC Worldwide's biggest money-spinner.
  • 13:35 - Torchwood: Miracle Day episodes 1 and 2.
  • 35:20 - London Film and Comic Con 2011.
  • 41:35 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 72:54 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 73:22 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #36: Doctor Who - A Good Man Goes to War

Staggering Commentary #36: Doctor Who - A Good Man Goes to War

For 18 July 2011 (recorded 28 June 2011)

Duration: 51:32

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Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, lactating, in front of the 2011 Doctor Who episode, A Good Man Goes to War, and spout our usual nonsense!

Amy's lost a bit of weight (but gained a lot of wait), the Doctor's got a new posse and Rory's taking cosplaying to a whole new level. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: A Good Man Goes to War…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #110

Staggering Podcast #110: Arcing About (aka Tablet Wars)

For 11 July 2011 (recorded 5 July 2011)

Duration: 57:08

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Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn talk about Story Arcs mainly in Doctor Who but also in the likes of Babylon 5 and Buffy, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:52 --- Welcome!
  • 01:56 - News:
  • 02:03 --- Torchwood: Miracle Day finally coming to the UK.
  • 03:45 --- Torchwood: The Lost Files radio plays coming to BBC Radio 4.
  • 04:36 --- Big Finish: More Doctor Who coming and new Blake's 7 audios and books.
  • 07:03 --- Doctor Who: Gillan and Smith at San Diego Comic Con.
  • 08:11 - Doctor Who: Story Arcs.
  • 30:39 - Flashing the the Park 2.
  • 32:22 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 52:52 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 53:23 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #35: Doctor Who - The Almost People

Staggering Commentary #35: Doctor Who - The Almost People

For 4 July 2011 (recorded 15 June 2011)

Duration: 50:36

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Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, booted, in front of the 2011 Doctor Who episode, The Almost People, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor's wearing Flesh shoes, Amy's being generally nasty and the sonic screwdriver doesn't know where it is. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: The Almost People…

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Staggering Stories Commentary #34: Doctor Who - The Rebel Flesh

Staggering Commentary #34: Doctor Who - The Rebel Flesh

For 4 July 2011 (recorded 15 June 2011)

Duration: 45:43

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Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, Odo faced, in front of the 2011 Doctor Who episode, The Rebel Flesh, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor's feeling illegally copied, Rory has feelings of the Flesh and Amy's given nothing much to do. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: The Rebel Flesh…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #109

Staggering Podcast #109: The Charming Snake (aka Give us the Facts, Moffat!)

For 27 June 2011 (recorded 20 June 2011)

Duration: 118:12

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Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler and Keith Dunn talk about the new Doctor Who stories Kinda and Snakedance, Primeval Season One, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:56 --- Welcome!
  • 01:54 - News:
  • 02:11 --- Doctor Who: 2012 scheduling secret!
  • 12:43 --- Torchwood: UK scheduling secret (UK getting it late).
  • 17:21 --- BBC: Television Centre up for sale.
  • 19:25 --- Bernard Cribbins: OBE for services to drama.
  • 19:37 --- Dead: Roy Skelton (Dalek and Zippy voices).
  • 21:11 --- Whooverville: Guests for 3rd convention.
  • 22:59 --- LFCC: London Film and Comic Con 2011 - meet us there.
  • 23:22 --- Flashing Blade: Flashing in the Park on 2nd July in Hyde Park.
  • 24:38 - Doctor Who: Kinda.
  • 34:15 - Doctor Who: Snakedance.
  • 40:34 - Primeval: Season One.
  • 51:50 - 30 Second Recommendation: Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch.
  • 53:53 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 115:43 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 116:16 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #33: Doctor Who - The Doctor's Wife

Staggering Commentary #33: Doctor Who - The Doctor's Wife

For 20 June 2011 (recorded 1 June 2011)

Duration: 49:06

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Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, possessed, in front of the 2011 Doctor Who episode, The Doctor's Wife, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor's heard a cry, Amy's stuck running around corridors, Uncle and Auntie have had some hard graft and Sexy is feeling very embodied. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: The Doctor's Wife…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #108

Staggering Podcast #108: A Good Man Dresses Up (aka Murderer of the Flesh)

For 13 June 2011 (recorded 6 June 2011)

Duration: 115:00

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Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the new Doctor Who episodes The Almost People and A Good Man Goes to War, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:47 --- Welcome!
  • 02:06 - News:
  • 02:11 --- Doctor Who: Piers Wenger quits.
  • 03:27 --- Torchwood: Lots of spin-off stories coming.
  • 06:27 --- Sarah Jane Adventures: Final three TV stories named.
  • 07:49 --- Doctor Who: Reign of Terror missing episodes to be animated on DVD.
  • 09:15 --- Dead: Roger Hancock and Yolande Palfrey.
  • 10:27 --- Head of Pertwee: Ganger Head on the loose!
  • 12:02 --- Tron: Tron Betrayal Graphic Novel on the way.
  • 12:59 --- Jean Acts: Jean survives playing the Fourth Doctor in Morris play.
  • 13:58 - Doctor Who: The Almost People.
  • 27:58 - Doctor Who: A Good Man Goes to War.
  • 57:40 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 109:51 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 110:38 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #32: Doctor Who The Curse of the Black Spot

Staggering Commentary #32: Doctor Who - The Curse of the Black Spot

For 6 June 2011 (recorded 1 June 2011)

Duration: 47:13

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Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, timber shivered, in front of the 2011 Doctor Who episode, The Curse of the Black Spot, and spout our usual nonsense!

Amy needs to swash her buckle, Rory's drunk on desire and the Doctor's having dominance issues. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: The Curse of the Black Spot…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #107

Staggering Podcast #107: You're My Wife Now! (aka The Patchwork Podcast)

For 30 May 2011 (recorded 23 & 24 May 2011)

Duration: 95:47

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Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the new Doctor Who episodes The Doctor's Wife and The Rebel Flesh, Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:06 --- Welcome!
  • 02:19 - News:
  • 02:42 --- Doctor Who: The Impossible Astronaut most recorded British TV ever.
  • 04:52 --- TV Choice Awards: Another split votes problem for Doctor Who/Sherlock?
  • 06:45 --- Karen Gillan: At the London Film and Comic Con 2011, Saturday 9th July.
  • 08:10 --- American TV: 'Ax' falls on many genre shows.
  • 08:56 --- Noel Clarke: Dunn construct 1 meets Mickey the Idiot.
  • 09:58 --- Jean Acts: Our very own Jean to play the Fourth Doctor in Morris play.
  • 11:01 --- BAFTAs: Nothing for Doctor Who but Sherlock gets two, Misfits one.
  • 12:59 --- David Tennant: Facebook campaign for lighting Olympic Flame.
  • 14:00 - Doctor Who: The Doctor's Wife.
  • 25:39 - Doctor Who: The Rebel Flesh.
  • 37:52 - Neverwhere.
  • 48:23 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 91:17 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 91:50 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #31: Doctor Who - Day of the Moon

Staggering Commentary #31: Doctor Who - Day of the Moon

For 23 May 2011 (recorded 17 May 2011)

Duration: 49:04

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Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Karen Dunn and Keith Dunn sit down, tallied, in front of the 2011 Doctor Who episode, Day of the Moon, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor's gone beardy weirdy, Amy's turned into Scully and River's practicing her badassery. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: Day of the Moon…

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Staggering Stories Commentary #30: Doctor Who - The Impossible Astronaut

Staggering Commentary #30: Doctor Who - The Impossible Astronaut

For 23 May 2011 (recorded 17 May 2011)

Duration: 45:43

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Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Karen Dunn and Keith Dunn sit down, forgotten, in front of the 2011 Doctor Who episode, The Impossible Astronaut, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor's got a burning sensation, Amy has Schrödinger's bun in the oven and Nixon is their be-atch. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: The Impossible Astronaut…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #106

Staggering Podcast #106: The Curse of the Mild Mannered Silence (aka Louis and the Skank Ranger)

For 16 May 2011 (recorded 9 May 2011)

Duration: 101:11

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Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the new Doctor Who episodes Day of the Moon and The Curse of the Black Spot, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:22 --- Welcome!
  • 01:58 - News:
  • 02:06 --- Doctor Who: The Impossible Astronaut ratings were excellent.
  • 04:53 --- BAFTA Nominations: Matt Smith for Doctor Who and other nominations for Misfits, Being Human and Sherlock.
  • 06:00 --- Primeval: Back on UK screens, on cable channel Watch, on May 24th 2011.
  • 06:20 --- Sarah Jane Adventures: No new episodes to be shot but existing unaired ones will be screened.
  • 07:50 --- William Shatner: The Shat is going to dramatically interpret classic rock music.
  • 11:59 --- Misfits: New character, Rudy, is to be played by Joe Gilgun.
  • 13:29 - Doctor Who: Day of the Moon.
  • 35:55 - Doctor Who: The Curse of the Black Spot.
  • 50:28 - 30 Second Recommendation: Staggering Stories.
  • 51:29 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 95:33 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 96:16 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #29: Doctor Who - The Long Game

Staggering Commentary #29: Doctor Who - The Long Game

For 9 May 2011 (recorded 8 February 2011)

Duration: 45:50

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Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, cronk burgered, in front of the 2005 Doctor Who episode, The Long Game, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Editor's hanging some meat, Adam's showing his brains and the Doctor's tied up (again). But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: The Long Game…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #105

Staggering Podcast #105: The Impossible Loss (aka Storming Off in a Huff)

For 2 May 2011 (recorded 25 April 2011)

Duration: 133:14

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Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jay Doran (of The Untempered Schism podcast), Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn pay tribute to Elisabeth Sladen, talk about the Doctor Who: The Impossible Astronaut, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:02 --- Welcome!
  • 02:27 - News:
  • 02:40 --- Torchwood: John 'Q' de Lancie joins the Miracle Day cast.
  • 03:48 --- Red Dwarf: Season X not to be screened until Autumn 2012.
  • 05:59 --- Misfits: Robert Sheehan (Nathan) not appearing in Season 3.
  • 07:32 --- Doctor Who: Multiple Hugo Award nominations.
  • 09:55 --- Doctor Who: Overnight ratings for The Impossible Astronaut.
  • 11:50 - Elisabeth Sladen: our tribute.
  • 32:27 - Doctor Who: The Impossible Astronaut.
  • 54:58 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 126:10 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 126:52 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Special #1: Elisabeth Sladen 1990 Interview

Staggering Special #1: Elisabeth Sladen 1990 Interview

For 25 April 2011 (recorded 28 March 1990)

Duration: 42:08

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Show summary:

Back in March 1990 Jean Riddler interviewed the amazing Elisabeth Sladen for the Doctor Who Magazine (specifically DWM #163 - August 1990). Presented here, for the first time ever, is the full audio recording of that conversation.

Please note, this was recorded in the back room of Lis' agent, so don't be surprised to hear the odd phone ringing! Also this has been sat on an audio tape for the past 21 years, so please forgive the audio quality. We trust you'll agree with us that this vintage recording is worthwhile despite these minor technical issues and join us in expressing thanks to our friend Jean for digging this tape out and digitising it for all to hear!

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Staggering Stories Podcast #104

Staggering Podcast #104: Grump of the Spoilerphobe (aka Touching his Console)

For 18 April 2011 (recorded 11 April 2011)

Duration: 89:50

MP3 (52,668 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the real Keith Dunn talk about the Doctor Who Experience, Being Human Season Three, the DWM #433 cover spoiler disgrace, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:57 --- Welcome!
  • 02:26 - News:
  • 02:46 --- Doctor Who: New Who Season 6 to hit Australia on Saturday April 30th 2011.
  • 03:54 --- Doctor Who: American fans to see S6 episode 1 before UK fans.
  • 05:58 --- Torchwood: Murray Gold to write Miracle Day music.
  • 07:22 --- Karen Gillan: To play Jean Shrimpton in BBC 4 biopic.
  • 09:48 --- David Tennant: The pitter patter of tiny converse.
  • 10:32 --- Dirk Gently: Three more BBC 4 episodes coming.
  • 13:04 --- Battlestar Galactica: Massively Multiplayer Online game live.
  • 14:34 --- BBC Proms: Accidentally gets hopes up for 2011 Doctor Who Prom (unlikely).
  • 15:48 --- Doctor Who: DWM front cover spoiler (beware, we discuss that spoiler!)
  • 26:25 - The Doctor Who Experience.
  • 48:11 - Being Human: Season 3 overview.
  • 63:31 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 84:08 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 84:31 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #28: Babylon 5 - Chrysalis

Staggering Commentary #28: Babylon 5 - Chrysalis

For 11 April 2011 (recorded 25 January 2011)

Duration: 47:45

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Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, assasinated, in front of the first season Babylon 5 episode, Chrysalis, and spout our usual nonsense!

Sinclair has forgotten something, Delenn is starting the change and Garibaldi isn't watching his back. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Chrysalis…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #103

Staggering Podcast #103: When Pond Met Pond (aka A Wetness of Ponds)

For 4 April 2011 (recorded 28 March 2011)

Duration: 88:48

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Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn talk about the Comic Relief Doctor Who special: 'Space and Time', the end of 'Primeval' Season Four, the BBC's 'Outcasts', find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:13 --- Welcome!
  • 01:32 - News:
  • 01:42 --- Doctor Who: New Who Season 6 to begin on Saturday April 23rd 2011, ep names, etc.
  • 04:17 --- Doctor Who: Many, many books on the way.
  • 07:39 --- Torchwood: Miracle Day starting on Friday 8th July 2011 in USA.
  • 08:46 --- Doctor Who: Tom Baker to reprise the Fourth Doctor for Big Finish audios.
  • 11:24 --- Quickfire News Roundup:
  • 11:28 ----- Dead: Michael Gough.
  • 12:00 ----- Twitter: Stalk The Colin Baker at SawbonesHex.
  • 12:50 --- Doctor Who: Photoshop error in teaser photo?
  • 14:08 --- Doctor Who: Teaser trailer mysterious face in the TARDIS?
  • 15:59 - Doctor Who: Space and Time (the Comic Relief 2011 special).
  • 32:11 - Primeval: Season 4 wrap up.
  • 43:42 - Outcasts.
  • 55:58 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 83:49 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 84:47 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #27: Doctor Who - Dalek

Staggering Commentary #27: Doctor Who - Dalek

For 28 March 2011 (recorded 11 January 2011)

Duration: 47:18

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Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, foaming, in front of the 2005 Doctor Who episode, Dalek, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor's tied up, Rose it touching up a Dalek and Van Statten's gotta collect 'em all. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: Dalek…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #102

Staggering Podcast #102: This is Gallifrey (aka The British Invasion)

For 21 March 2011 (recorded 7 March 2011 plus 19 & 21 February 2011)

Duration: 60:49

MP3 (35,667 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the Los Angeles Doctor Who convention 'Gallifrey One: Catch 22 - The Islands of Mystery', and very little else, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:13 --- Welcome!
  • 06:40 - Gallifrey One Quiz: The Doctor Who Podcast vs. Staggering Stories (hosted by Chip from The Two Minute Time Lord).
  • 30:52 - Post Convention Discussion (on a noisy room balcony!)
  • 55:58 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 59:56 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 60:18 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Podcast #101

Staggering Podcast #101: Chap with the Wings (aka Making Ourselves Cry)

For 14 March 2011 (recorded 7 March 2011)

Duration: 94:37

MP3 (55,468 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Jean Riddler and Keith Dunn talk about the Doctor Who: Inferno, reminisce about the wonderful Nicholas Courtney and his great Doctor Who character Brigadier Sir Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:31 --- Welcome!
  • 02:37 - News:
  • 02:47 --- Dead: Nicholas Courtney.
  • 03:53 --- Dead: T.P. McKenna.
  • 04:46 --- Doctor Who: New free multiplayer online computer game.
  • 07:40 --- Doctor Who: Comic Relief special story.
  • 10:10 --- Quickfire News Roundup:
  • 10:19 ----- Being Human: Third season getting strong viewing figures.
  • 10:55 ----- Outcasts: Viewing figures crash, sending it to a late night slot.
  • 11:26 ----- Spider-man: New film named 'The Amazing Spider-man'.
  • 11:55 ----- Blade Runner: Rights bought for sequels, prequels and a potential TV series.
  • 13:43 ----- Torchwood: Ghostbuster's Ernie Hudson joins the cast.
  • 14:17 --- Star Wars: 3D films coming in 2012, starting with The Phantom Menace.
  • 17:59 --- Power Rangers: Anniversary special with all the past heroes.
  • 19:40 - Doctor Who: Inferno.
  • 45:44 - Nick Courtney: A Tribute.
  • 63:01 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 89:29 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 90:41 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #26: Babylon 5 - Babylon Squared

Staggering Commentary #26: Babylon 5 - Babylon Squared

For 28 February 2011 (recorded 25 January 2011)

Duration: 43:23

MP3 (25,454 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, out of time, in front of the first season Babylon 5 episode, Babylon Squared, and spout our usual nonsense!

Garibaldi's interested in Sinclair's trouser zip, Delenn doesn't want the responsibility and Zathras is seeing double. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Babylon Squared…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #100

Staggering Podcast #100: Insert Podcast Name Here (aka The Revisitation)

For 21 February 2011 (recorded 12 February 2011)

Duration: 101:35

MP3 (59,555 KB)

Show summary:

Andy Simpkins, Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the 'Real' Keith Dunn celebrate their 100th podcast, featuring numerous classic Staggering Stories segments, a multitude of wonderful messages, some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:10 --- Welcome!
  • 04:03 - News:
  • 04:23 --- Doctor Who: Lot of SFX Readers Awards.
  • 06:38 --- Torchwood: Russell T Davies to leave after Miracle Day/The New World.
  • 08:29 --- Doctor Who: David Walliams to guest in S6.
  • 10:34 --- Doctor Who: Brian Cox wants to guest.
  • 11:03 --- Death: Margaret John.
  • 12:28 - Fight Club: William 'The Shat' Shatner vs the Clangers.
  • 16:27 - Feedback, part one.
  • 22:58 - Nanny Ireland: The Agony Nanny
  • 24:33 - Feedback, part two.
  • 41:31 - Escape Pod Discs: The Head of Pertwee.
  • 45:32 - El Presidente.
  • 46:53 - Feedback, part three.
  • 54:25 - Fight Club: The Head of Pertwee vs Sootie.
  • 58:38 - 30 Second Recommendation: Crumbly and Fake Keith recommends Eastenders.
  • 59:40 - Choose Your Own Staggering Story!
  • 60:59 - Feedback, part four.
  • 68:42 - Gallifrey 2011 Messages.
  • 70:38 - Feedback, part five.* Hit us yourself at
  • 93:09 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 94:03 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #25: Doctor Who - World War Three

Staggering Commentary #25: Doctor Who - World War Three

For 17 January 2011 (recorded 11 January 2011)

Duration: 66:54

MP3 (39,232 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, flatuated, in front of the 2005 Doctor Who episode, World War Three, and spout our usual nonsense!

Margaret feeling a bit windy, Rose and Harriet have the runs in Downing Street and the Doctor retreated into his box. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy World War Three…

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Staggering Stories Commentary #24: Doctor Who - Aliens of London

Staggering Commentary #24: Doctor Who - Aliens of London

For 17 January 2011 (recorded 11 January 2011)

Duration: 66:54

MP3 (39,232 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, space pigged, in front of the 2005 Doctor Who episode, Aliens of London, and spout our usual nonsense!

Rose has lost 12 months, the Prime Minister is missing and Harriet Jones is the MP from Flydale North. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Aliens of London…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #99

Staggering Podcast #99: The Planet that Swallows (aka Bad Joke Time)

For 7 February 2011 (recorded 31 January 2011)

Duration: 101:06

MP3 (59,275 KB)

Show summary:

Andy Simpkins, Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the 'Real' Keith Dunn talk about the Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet, have a play-off Doctor Who Quiz to see which of us will represent the podcast at Gallifrey 22, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:42 --- Welcome!
  • 02:42 - News:
  • 02:57 --- Doctor Who: Loses out at the 'National Television Awards'.
  • 06:10 --- Doctor Who: Character Options to release 'Lego-like' sets for Doctor Who.
  • 08:07 --- Red Dwarf: Dave commisions a new series.
  • 10:28 --- Quickfire News Roundup:
  • 10:33 ----- Sanctuary: Getting a fourth season but back to 13 episodes rather than 22.
  • 10:40 ----- Discworld: Terry Pratchett's Unseen Academicals to be fourth TV adaptation.
  • 10:45 ----- Primeval: Ratings beginning to recover for season four.
  • 10:51 ----- Battlestar Galactica: New MMO nears release.
  • 11:12 ----- Pirates of the Caribbean: Fifth film already being considered.
  • 11:49 --- Superman: British actor Henry Cavill cast as Superman in new film.
  • 12:52 --- Being Human: Online series 'Becoming Human' has begun.
  • 13:12 --- A Madness of Angels: New film adaptation on the way.
  • 14:34 - Podcast 100 Promo.
  • 15:38 - Doctor Who Quiz: Who will represent us again The Doctor Who Podcast ?
  • 28:48 --- Promo for the Gallifrey quiz match between The Doctor Who Podcast and Staggering Stories! Send your questions to quiz@twominutetimelord.com
  • 30:15 - Podcast 100 Promo.
  • 31:16 - Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet.
  • 51:34 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 93:42 - Podcast 100 Promo.
  • 93:53 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 94:37 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #23: Babylon 5 - And the Sky Full of Stars

Staggering Commentary #23: Babylon 5 - And the Sky Full of Stars

For 31 January 2011 (recorded 2 November 2010)

Duration: 43:41

MP3 (25,629 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, cybernetted, in front of the first season Babylon 5 episode, And the Sky Full of Stars, and spout our usual nonsense!

Sinclair has a hole in his mind, Knight Two enjoys restraining people and Garibaldi has a viper in his nest. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy And the Sky Full of Stars…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #98

Staggering Podcast #98: Rex the Dino Runt (aka Point to Where He Touched You...)

For 24 January 2011 (recorded 17 January 2011)

Duration: 108:12

MP3 (63,432 KB)

Show summary:

Andy Simpkins, Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the 'Real' Keith Dunn play a Doctor Who Quiz, talk about the new Primeval episodes, have a retrospective on the year 2010, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:41 --- Welcome!
  • 01:59 - News:
  • 02:05 --- Doctor Who: 2011 episodes being reshuffled.
  • 03:39 --- David Tennant: Doing Shakespeare with Catherine Tate and maybe marrying 'his daughter' after allegedly getting her up the duff!
  • 05:42 --- Torchwood: The New World becomes Miracle Day.
  • 06:47 --- Alien: Ridley Scott's prequel no longer an Alien film.
  • 09:00 --- Tron Legacy: Perfoming well internationally, less certain in the US.
  • 10:26 --- Doctor Who: Tom Baker has fun at Pertwee's expense.
  • 12:38 --- Birth: Congrats to Yvonne.
  • 13:53 --- Gallifrey: We're going to the LA convention and will release #100 there!
  • 17:41 - Primeval: Season 4 episodes 1 to 4
  • 31:18 - Quiz: Name that Doctor Who character and story.
  • 42:37 - Retrospective on the year 2010.
  • 68:40 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 100:46 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 101:33 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.
  • 106:45 --- Promo for the Gallifrey quiz match between The Doctor Who Podcast and Staggering Stories! Send your questions to quiz@twominutetimelord.com

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Staggering Stories Commentary #22: Doctor Who - A Christmas Carol

Staggering Commentary #22: Doctor Who - A Christmas Carol

For 17 January 2011 (recorded 11 January 2011)

Duration: 66:54

MP3 (39,232 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, scrooged, in front of the Doctor Who 2010 Christmas Special, A Christmas Carol, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor's fiddling with a man's life, Abigail's stuck in a freezer and Amy's having a kinky honeymoon. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #97

Staggering Podcast #97: Predictions... of Death! (aka New Year Bloat)

For 10 January 2011 (recorded 2 January 2011)

Duration: 118:51

MP3 (69,666 KB)

Show summary:

Andy Simpkins, Adam J Purcell, Fake Crumbly, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the 'Real' Keith Dunn inevitably talk about Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol, Tron: Legacy, our Predictions, Hopes and Dreams and Fears for 2011, see how wrong we were about our Predictions for 2010, perform our own little version of Doctor Who: The End of Time (kindly written and edited by listener Patrick Lickman), find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:27 --- Welcome!
  • 02:34 - News:
  • 02:46 --- Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol performed well.
  • 05:18 --- Stargate: No fourth TV series planned.
  • 07:07 --- Doctor Who: 'Experience' attraction test days.
  • 10:11 --- Ashes to Ashes: New short story in Daily Mail over Christmas.
  • 10:39 --- Doctor Who RPG: Finally updating to Eleventh Doctor!
  • 13:01 - Predictions, Hopes & Dreams and Fears for the future:
  • 13:10 --- How wrong we were: Predictions for 2010.
  • 19:16 --- Predictions for 2011.
  • 24:44 --- How wrong we were: Fears for 2010.
  • 29:14 --- Fears for 2011.
  • 32:36 --- How wrong we were: Hopes and Dreams for 2010.
  • 37:04 --- Hopes and Dreams for 2011.
  • 41:28 - Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol.
  • 68:33 - Tron: Legacy.
  • 85:12 - TCEDWTR: The End of Time (a parody).
  • 93:12 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 113:11 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 114:22 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #21: Babylon 5 - Grail

Staggering Commentary #21: Babylon 5 - Grail

For 3 January 2011 (recorded 2 November 2010)

Duration: 46:19

MP3 (25,745 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, na'ka'leened, in front of the first season Babylon 5 episode, Grail, and spout our usual nonsense!

Aldous Gajic's got a big staff and knows how to use it, Ombuds Wellington's given a booting and Londo's hiding in his quarters with Vir. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Grail…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #96

Staggering Podcast #96: Holistic Festivities (aka The Snow Trap)

For 25 December 2010 (recorded 20 December 2010)

Duration: 95:34

MP3 (56,029 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn talk BBC Four's Dirk Gently, play a Doctor Who quiz, Swanee-Kazoo and Top Trumps, find some general news, and a variety of other festive stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:18 --- Welcome!
  • 02:35 - News:
  • 02:43 --- Rentaghost: WB working on a film version.
  • 03:36 --- Doctor Who: On BBC Radio 4's Thinking Allowed.
  • 04:21 --- Torchwood: Two new major casting announcements.
  • 05:23 --- Stargate Universe: Dead.
  • 08:46 - Festive Game: Doctor Who Top Trumps.
  • 20:08 - BBC Four's Dirk Gently.
  • 27:13 - Festive Game: Swanee-Kazoo.
  • 34:18 - Quiz: Name that Doctor Who character and story.
  • 42:25 - Christmas Card, Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 83:53 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 76:57 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #20: Doctor Who - The Horns of Nimon

Staggering Commentary #20: Doctor Who - The Horns of Nimon

For 20 December 2010 (recorded 14 December 2010)

Duration: 104:52

MP3 (61,478 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, stupified, in front of the 1979 Doctor Who story, The Horns of Nimon, and spout our usual nonsense!

Romana's screwdriver is more impressive than the Doctor's, the Co-Pilot's flashing his underwear and Soldeed is chewing through the scenery. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to dissolve your sanity to The Horns of Nimon…

See if you can spot the points where we each lose the will to live!

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Staggering Stories Podcast #95

Staggering Podcast #95: Merlin - Dead! (aka Being Nice to Real Keith)

For 13 December 2010 (recorded 6 December 2010)

Duration: 82:07

MP3 (48,146 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the Doctor Who 'Series 5' DVD and Blu-ray Boxset, Merlin season three, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part One, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:34 --- Welcome!
  • 02:55 - News:
  • 03:02 --- Doctor Who: Christmas Special transmission time for UK and Australia!
  • 04:30 --- K9 Series: UK Channel Five start date and time.
  • 05:23 --- Doctor Who: Fourth Adventure Game on Christmas Day and mobile phone game coming soon.
  • 08:04 --- Dead: Ingrid Pitt, Leslie Nielsen and Irvin Kershner.
  • 08:36 --- Doctor Who: Real sonic screwdriver being developed...
  • 10:36 --- Doctor Who: New Amy Pond figure coming.
  • 12:02 --- Tron: Crumbly's still pushing the Tron Legacy film.
  • 13:58 - Doctor Who: 'Series 5' DVD/Blu-ray Boxset.
  • 24:00 - Merlin: Season three retrospective.
  • 40:40 - Harry Potter: The Deathly Hallows, Part One.
  • 54:27 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 75:55 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 76:57 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Podcast #94

Staggering Podcast #94: Fnarging Soundtrack (aka Goodbye, Sarah Jane Adventures, for now)

For 6 December 2010 (recorded 22 November 2010)

Duration: 61:03

MP3 (35,801 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the Sarah Jane Adventures: "Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith" and the Doctor Who 'Series 5' Soundtrack, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:34 --- Welcome!
  • 01:40 - News:
  • 01:43 --- Doctor Who: USA gets Christmas Special on Christmas Day!
  • 03:39 --- Doctor Who: Nominated for a Mind Mental Health Media award (it lost!)
  • 05:37 --- Fringe: Moved to the Friday Night Death Slot on Fox.
  • 10:09 - The Sarah Jane Adventures: Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith.
  • 27:47 - Doctor Who: 'Series 5' Soundtrack.
  • 39:33 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 54:04 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 54:20 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Podcast #93

Staggering Podcast #93: Lost in the Aether (aka Moorcock Nightmares)

For 29 November 2010 (recorded 22 November 2010)

Duration: 61:15

MP3 (35,925 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the Sarah Jane Adventures: Lost in Time and Michael Moorcock's Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles novel, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:37 --- Welcome!
  • 02:24 - News:
  • 02:35 --- Doctor Who: 2010 Christmas Special named.
  • 05:33 --- Doctor Who: Time Crash voted 9th greatest moment of Children in Need.
  • 06:48 --- Doctor Who: Matthew Graham has written a S6 two parter.
  • 09:11 --- Karen Gillan: Takes lead role in time travelling film - Romeo and Britney.
  • 11:58 --- Hulk: A new TV series in the works?
  • 14:45 --- Doctor Who: Nintendo DS and Wii games are out.
  • 18:03 - The Sarah Jane Adventures: Lost in Time.
  • 32:58 - Doctor Who: The Coming of the Terraphiles.
  • 43:54 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 53:59 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 54:42 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Podcast #92

Staggering Podcast #92: The Not Quite Empty Podcast (aka Quote, Unquote)

For 22 November 2010 (recorded 8 November 2010)

Duration: 52:11

MP3 (30,607 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Jean Riddler and Keith Dunn talk about the Sarah Jane Adventures: The Empty Planet, have some favourite quotes, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:53 --- Welcome!
  • 01:57 - News:
  • 02:04 --- Torchwood: More details about The New World.
  • 03:50 --- Being Human: Web spin-off series 'Becoming Human' coming.
  • 05:52 --- The Hobbit: Yet more casting.
  • 11:03 - The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Empty Planet.
  • 26:38 - Favourite Quotes.
  • 35:28 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 46:35 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 46:59 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.
  • 49:27 --- DWPA 'Make A Wish Foundation' Charity Appeal.

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Staggering Stories Podcast #91

Staggering Podcast #91: This Doctor is Deceased (aka Waggling our Wiimotes)

For 15 November 2010 (recorded 8 November 2010)

Duration: 71:49

MP3 (42,113 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Jean Riddler and Keith Dunn talk about the Sarah Jane Adventures: The Death of the Doctor, have an audio quiz, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 02:43 --- Welcome!
  • 03:21 - News:
  • 03:28 --- Doctor Who: More details about The Experience.
  • 06:36 --- Doctor Who: 'Series 5' CD mastering error.
  • 07:58 --- Caprica: Cancelled!
  • 11:43 --- Doctor Who: Sonic Screwdriver Wii Remote and DS Stylus out now!
  • 13:28 - The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Death of the Doctor.
  • 37:46 - Quiz: Name that Theme Tune.
  • 44:46 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 65:56 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 67:23 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Podcast #90

Staggering Podcast #90: Androids in Black (aka Pulling Out at the Last Second)

For 8 November 2010 (recorded 25 October 2010)

Duration: 49:15

MP3 (28,893 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the Sarah Jane Adventures: The Vault of Secrets, talk over Doctor Who: Time Crash, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:15 --- Welcome!
  • 02:36 - News:
  • 02:50 --- Doctor Who: Mark Sheppard gets last minute role.
  • 05:21 --- Doctor Who: Australia gets Christmas Special fast tracked.
  • 06:48 --- Avatar: Two and Three to film back to back.
  • 08:44 --- V: Second season cut short - is it the end?
  • 10:14 --- Mitch Benn: Proud of the BBC song.
  • 12:01 - The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Vault of Secrets.
  • 28:49 - Doctor Who: Time Crash commentary.
  • 38:10 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 45:26 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 46:00 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Podcast #89

Staggering Podcast #89: The Man of Nightmares (aka More Clothal Boasting)

For 1 November 2010 (recorded 25 October 2010)

Duration: 69:50

MP3 (40,949 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the Sarah Jane Adventures: The Nightmare Man and Mark Gatiss' First Men in the Moon, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:45 --- Welcome!
  • 01:33 - News:
  • 01:48 --- Doctor Who: Eighth Doctor gets new costume.
  • 04:22 --- Death: Graham Crowden is dead.
  • 05:41 --- The Hobbit: More casting news.
  • 08:25 --- Tron: More casting news for Tron Legacy.
  • 10:36 --- Merlin: Commisioned for a shortened fourth season.
  • 13:45 - The Sarah Jane Adventures: The Nightmare Man.
  • 31:45 - Mark Gatiss' H.G. Wells' The First Men in the Moon.
  • 45:45 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 63:46 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 64:15 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #19: Doctor Who - The Unquiet Dead

Staggering Commentary #19: Doctor Who - The Unquiet Dead

For 25 October 2010 (recorded 21 September 2010)

Duration: 46:54

MP3 (27,514 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, undead, in front of the third episode of the 2005 Doctor Who revival, The Unquiet Dead, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor's become a fanboy, Rose is being chased by stiffs and Charles Dickens can't believe his eyes. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Unquiet Dead…

NOTE: apologies for the sub-par sound quality, our mics were running a bit hot considering how boisterous we became!

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Staggering Stories Podcast #88

Staggering Podcast #88: Son of a Miniscope (aka The Musicians are Coming)

For 18 October 2010 (recorded 12 October 2010)

Duration: 82:18

MP3 (48,251 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the Doctor Who: Live and Merlin, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:46 --- Welcome!
  • 02:03 - News:
  • 02:14 --- Doctor Who: Going to the United States of America.
  • 07:27 --- Dirk Gently: BBC Four adaptation casts their Gently.
  • 09:55 --- Star Wars: Now in 3D!
  • 12:06 --- Birthday: Real Keith is even older!
  • 13:53 --- Doctor Who: Series Five Soundtrack details announced.
  • 14:13 --- Doctor Who: The Experience is coming...
  • 14:37 --- Doctor Who: Irregular Remembrance of the Daleks figure pack at Forbidden Planet.
  • 16:11 --- Mark Gatiss' First Men In/On the Moon to air on Tuesday 19 October 2010 on BBC Four.
  • 17:34 - Doctor Who: Live.
  • 35:46 - Merlin
  • 49:12 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 76:15 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 77:02 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #18: Babylon 5 - Mind War

Staggering Commentary #18: Babylon 5 - Mind War

For 11 October 2010 (recorded 21 September 2010)

Duration: 46:19

MP3 (27,173 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, bestered, in front of the first season Babylon 5 episode, Mind War, and spout our usual nonsense!

Catherine Sakai's got that sinking feeling, G'Kar's got an ant infestation and Bester's man hunting. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us and Jason Ironheart (rarr!) to enjoy Mind War…

NOTE: apologies for the sub-par sound quality, our mics were running a bit hot considering how boisterous we became!

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Staggering Stories Podcast #87

Staggering Podcast #87: Tarnished Nemesis (aka Mary Whitehouse Strikes Back)

For 3 October 2010 (recorded 27 September 2010)

Duration: 80:21

MP3 (47,607 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler and Keith Dunn talk about the Doctor Who: Silver Nemesis and Red Dwarf 4, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:09 --- Welcome!
  • 02:01 - News:
  • 02:09 --- Doctor Who: Wins yet more awards!
  • 04:34 --- Doctor Who: More episodes of The Adventure Games.
  • 07:01 --- Sarah Jane Adventures: Back to BBC from mid-October 2010.
  • 08:22 --- Underworld: Beckinsale back and JMS to rewrite.
  • 10:14 --- True Blood and Vampire Diaries returning to TV screens shortly.
  • 11:00 --- Doctor Who Live: Catch us at the 7PM performance on the 9th of October, Wembley.
  • 13:10 --- Tron: 17th December opening for Tron Legacy in the UK.
  • 13:41 - Doctor Who: Silver Nemesis.
  • 36:14 - Red Dwarf: Season 4
  • 21:24 - 30 Second Recommendation: Joshua recommends Doctor Who Podcast - The Who Noobs.
  • 58:32 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 72:07 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 72:40 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #17: Doctor Who - The End of the World

Staggering Commentary #17: Doctor Who - The End of the World

For 27 September 2010 (recorded 24 August 2010)

Duration: 49:09

MP3 (28,833 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, balhooned, in front of the second episode of the 2005 Doctor Who revival, The End of the World, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor's stopped by a massive fan, Rose is feeling the heat and Jabe's smoldering. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: The End of the World…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #86

Staggering Podcast #86: The Village Idiots (aka The Reuniting)

For 20 September 2010 (recorded 13 September 2010)

Duration: 81:12

MP3 (47,607 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the Doctor Who convention Whooverville 2, the end of The Deep and the 2009 The Prisoner remake, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:16 --- Welcome!
  • 02:21 - News:
  • 03:51 --- Doctor Who: Wins more awards!
  • 06:05 --- Karen Gillan: Wanted as underwear model.
  • 07:48 --- The Hobbit: Martin Freeman to Bilbo it?
  • 10:31 --- Judge Dredd: New film is now named just 'Dredd'.
  • 12:57 --- Spider-man: 'Turn Off the Dark' Musical number released.
  • 13:54 --- John Simm: Following Tennant's footsteps to play Hamlet .
  • 15:09 --- Doctor Who: Sonic Screwdriver Wii Remote and DS stylus coming.
  • 17:39 - The Deep: Fifth (and final) episode.
  • 27:57 - The Prisoner (2009 remake).
  • 42:53 - Doctor Who: The Whooverville 2 convention.
  • 51:35 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 71:29 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 71:56 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #16: Babylon 5 - Signs and Portents

Staggering Commentary #16: Babylon 5 - Signs and Portents

For 13 September 2010 (recorded 10 August 2010)

Duration: 44:30

MP3 (26,108 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, all alone in the night, in front of the first season naming episode of Babylon 5, Signs and Portents, and spout our usual nonsense!

Londo's got an Eye full, Morden likes it on the Rim and Kosh gets in a scrap. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Signs and Portents…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #85

Staggering Podcast #85: Splitters of the Negative Vibe (aka The Ginger Bint in the TARDIS)

For 6 September 2010 (recorded 30 August 2010)

Duration: 81:12

MP3 (47,605 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the third Doctor Who: The Adventure Games - TARDIS, The Deep and Sky One's Pratchett adaptation Going Postal, discover some Escape Pod Discs, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:28 --- Welcome!
  • 01:47 - News:
  • 02:00 --- Doctor Who: 2011 season to be split in two!
  • 07:24 --- Doctor Who Live: Nigel Planer heading up the cast.
  • 09:01 --- Doctor Who: Evacuation Earth and Return to Earth games announced for Nintendo.
  • 11:05 --- Dirk Gently: TV pilot coming to BBC Four.
  • 13:38 --- Sherlock: Back in Autumn 2011 for three new adventures.
  • 15:09 --- Merlin: Returning to BBC One/HD in September.
  • 19:01 - Doctor Who: The Adventure Games - TARDIS.
  • 29:24 - The Deep: Episodes three and four.
  • 43:49 - Terry Pratchett's Going Postal.
  • 53:22 - Escape Pod Discs: Robert 'Flashing Blade' Learmont.
  • 57:21 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 76:42 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 89:31 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #15: Doctor Who - Rose

Staggering Commentary #15: Doctor Who - Rose

For 30 August 2010 (recorded 24 August 2010)

Duration: 51:34

MP3 (30,247 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, nostalgic, in front of the first episode of the 2005 Doctor Who revival, Rose, and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor's blown Rose's job, Rose has a wandering hands problem and Mickey's sucked in a wheelie bin. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Doctor Who: Rose…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #84

Staggering Podcast #84: El Gran Juego (aka Not That Sort of Diving)

For 23 August 2010 (recorded 16 August 2010)

Duration: 94:32

MP3 (54,205 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler and Keith Dunn recommend Doctor Who: Tomb of the Cybermen, talk about The Deep and Sherlock, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:00 --- Welcome!
  • 01:48 - News:
  • 01:55 --- Doctor Who: Two new Doctor Who Soundtracks slated before 2011.
  • 03:05 --- Torchwood: Season 4 subtitled.
  • 05:20 --- Blake's 7: Sky drops remake like a hot potato.
  • 10:06 --- Judge Dredd: Karl Urban cast as title character.
  • 12:52 --- Star Wars: TV series on hold...
  • 15:29 --- Star Wars: Blu-ray box set for all six films.
  • 16:51 --- Doctor Who: New unofficial metal minature figure.
  • 17:45 --- Doctor Who: Pertwee's screwdriver whopped out.
  • 18:52 --- Avatar: More money-grabbing - The Director's Cut coming to cinemas.
  • 22:00 - The Deep: Episodes one and two.
  • 35:57 - Doctor Who: Five minute recommendation - Tomb of the Cybermen.
  • 41:48 - Sherlock: The Great Game.
  • 60:58 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 88:54 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 89:31 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #14: Babylon 5 - Midnight on the Firing Line

Staggering Commentary #14: Babylon 5 - Midnight on the Firing Line

For 16 August 2010 (recorded 10 August 2010)

Duration: 45:57

MP3 (26,952 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, all alone in the night, in front of the first regular episode of Babylon 5, Midnight on the Firing Line, and spout our usual nonsense!

Ivanova's avoiding Talia, Garibadli's wanting to share his second favourite thing in the Universe with someone, Londo's got his hate on and G'Kar's spoo is quite fresh. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Midnight on the Firing Line…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #83

Staggering Podcast #83: The Other's in the Albert Hall (aka Eliminating the Impossible)

For 9 August 2010 (recorded 2 August 2010)

Duration: 92:27

MP3 (54,205 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler and Keith Dunn talk about the 2010 Doctor Who Prom at the Royal Albert Hall and Sherlock, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:41 --- Welcome!
  • 01:15 - News:
  • 01:23 --- Doctor Who: Moffat reveals how many episodes he's writing for 2011.
  • 03:34 --- Doctor Who: Amy's History Hunt open to all in the UK.
  • 06:03 --- Battlestar Galactica: New online spin-off series, Blood and Chrome.
  • 08:35 --- Doctor Who: New computer game to have a new Dalek and Cyberman voice?
  • 09:22 --- Primeval: Alexander Siddig's role revealed.
  • 12:23 --- Comic-Con: Bible bashers invade!
  • 14:45 - Doctor Who: 2010 Royal Albert Hall Prom.
  • 40:52 - Sherlock: The first two episodes of Moffat and Gatiss' modern day Holmes.
  • 58:44 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 83:34 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 84:08 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #13: Doctor Who - The Big Bang

Staggering Commentary #13: Doctor Who - The Big Bang

For 2 August 2010 (recorded 13 July 2010)

Duration: 60:46

MP3 (35,640 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, baffled, in front of Doctor Who: The Big Bang and spout our usual nonsense!

Amy's pushing up the daises, Rory just has plastic underpants and a trademark, River's having the TARDIS console explode over her and the Doctor's stuck in Amy's box. Phew! But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Big Bang…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #82

Staggering Podcast #82: Silence of the Fake Crumbly (aka Getting Grunhilda Exterminated)

For 26 July 2010 (recorded 19 July 2010)

Duration: 73:13

MP3 (42,934 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn talk about the first two Doctor Who: The Adventure Games and FlashForward, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:42 --- Welcome!
  • 01:28 - News:
  • 01:39 --- Doctor Who: 2010 Christmas Special News.
  • 03:35 --- Doctor Who: Matt Smith to quit Doctor Who after his second season?
  • 07:32 --- David Tennant: New Marvel Avengers film role as Bruce Banner?
  • 09:10 --- Sylvester McCoy: A hobbit in new Hobbit film?
  • 10:06 --- Tron Legacy: More casting news.
  • 12:15 - Doctor Who: The Adventure Games - City of the Daleks and Blood of the Cybermen.
  • 25:20 - FlashForward: Season One wrap-up.
  • 38:40 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 67:47 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 68:14 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #12: Doctor Who - The Pandorica Opens

Staggering Commentary #12: Doctor Who - The Pandorica Opens

For 19 July 2010 (recorded 13 July 2010)

Duration: 50:30

MP3 (29,617 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, distraught, in front of Doctor Who: The Pandorica Opens and spout our usual nonsense!

Amy's being menaced by a head, River's cosplaying and the Doctor's afraid of what's in Amy's box. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Pandorica Opens…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #81

Staggering Podcast #81: The Biggest Bang Since the Big One (aka The Jumbo Portion)

For 12 July 2010 (recorded 5 July 2010)

Duration: 119:17

MP3 (69,925 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler and Keith Dunn talk about Doctor Who: 'The Big Bang', have a general discussion on Season 5 of the new Doctor Who Series, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:47 --- Welcome!
  • 02:03 - News:
  • 02:17 --- Doctor Who: Bookmaker taking bets on Matt Smith axing.
  • 07:14 --- Doctor Who: Matt Smith invades Glastonbury.
  • 08:58 --- The Hobbit: Peter Jackson to take over directing?
  • 13:01 - Doctor Who: The Big Bang.
  • 45:57 - Doctor Who: 2010 Season Round-up.
  • 74:49 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 113:14 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 113:41 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Podcast #80

Staggering Podcast #80: The Monster Department Opens (aka Raiders of the Costume Department)

For 5 July 2010 (recorded 21 June 2010)

Duration: 51:58

MP3 (30,480 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about Doctor Who: 'The Pandorica Opens', find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:45 --- Welcome!
  • 01:32 - News:
  • 01:41 --- Doctor Who: Neil Gaiman's story set to be third episode in 2011.
  • 02:46 --- Transformers: Michael Bay admits Transformers 2 was rubbish.
  • 04:42 --- Plan 9 From Outerspace Now in 3D!
  • 06:52 - Doctor Who: The Pandorica Opens.
  • 31:57 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 44:27 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 44:59 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #11: Doctor Who - The Lodger

Staggering Commentary #11: Doctor Who - The Lodger

For 1 July 2010 (recorded 23 June 2010)

Duration: 45:05

MP3 (26,449 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, potatoey, in front of Doctor Who: The Lodger and spout our usual nonsense!

Amy's studio-bound, Craig and Sophie need a room and the Doctor's quirking it up to 11. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Lodger…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #79

Staggering Podcast #79: The Corden (aka When Comics Get Three Dimensional)

For 28 June 2010 (recorded 21 June 2010)

Duration: 52:28

MP3 (30,774 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about Doctor Who: 'The Lodger', find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:02 --- Welcome!
  • 02:06 - News:
  • 02:22 --- Doctor Who: Christopher Eccleston Talks Quitting Doctor Who.
  • 03:50 --- David Tennant to star in Fright Night remake film.
  • 06:42 --- The Shat: William Shatner to direct a documentary about himself.
  • 09:59 - Doctor Who: The Lodger.
  • 27:59 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 43:00 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 44:23 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #10: Doctor Who - Vincent and the Doctor

Staggering Commentary #10: Doctor Who - Vincent and the Doctor

For 24 June 2010 (recorded 23 June 2010)

Duration: 49:10

MP3 (28,837 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, unseeing, in front of Doctor Who: Vincent and the Doctor and spout our usual nonsense!

Amy's star-struck, Vincent's being stalked and the Doctor's met a man with a bigger bow tie. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Vincent and the Doctor…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #78

Staggering Podcast #78: Vincent and the Giant Chicken (aka Doctors Can't Cure Everything)

For 21 June 2010 (recorded 7 June 2010)

Duration: 53:24

MP3 (31,320 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler and Keith Dunn talk about Doctor Who: 'Vincent and the Doctor', find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:02 --- Welcome!
  • 01:37 - News:
  • 01:47 --- Torchwood: New comic book for the USA.
  • 03:07 --- Brian Blessed sat nav campaign on Facebook.
  • 07:06 --- Thundercats: New animated series coming.
  • 10:34 --- Tron: Tron Legacy film due out in December 2010.
  • 12:11 - Doctor Who: Vincent and the Doctor.
  • 37:00 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 45:44 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 46:03 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #9: Doctor Who - Cold Blood

Staggering Commentary #9: Doctor Who - Cold Blood

For 17 June 2010 (recorded 15 June 2010)

Duration: 50:11

MP3 (29,436 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, chilly, in front of Doctor Who: Cold Blood and spout our usual nonsense!

Yes, that’s two Commentaries today for the price of none. We held off publishing of The Hungry Earth last week so that you can have both that and this together. If your podcatching software did pick up the previous commentary then you may have to tell it to manually download that one (some only automatically download the latest episode).

Amy's about to have her clothes ripped open, Rory's left at the altar and the Doctor's gone sight seeing. But enough about them, please sit down with us to enjoy Cold Blood…

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Staggering Stories Commentary #8: Doctor Who - The Hungry Earth

Staggering Commentary #8: Doctor Who - The Hungry Earth

For 17 June 2010 (recorded 15 June 2010)

Duration: 45:44

MP3 (26,832 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, shaken, in front of Doctor Who: The Hungry Earth and spout our usual nonsense!

Rory's missing a body, Amy's showing off her ring and the Doctor's feeling the Earth move. But enough about them, please sit down with us to enjoy The Hungry Earth…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #77

Staggering Podcast #77: Cold Mud (aka Englebert Bites)

For 14 June 2010 (recorded 7 June 2010)

Duration: 67:09

MP3 (39,379 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler and Keith Dunn talk about Doctor Who: 'Cold Blood' and Iron Man 2, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:04 --- Welcome!
  • 01:50 - News:
  • 02:04 --- Doctor Who: Big Finished extended until December 2012.
  • 03:55 --- The Hobbit: Guillermo del Toro quits as director.
  • 05:57 --- Mass Effect: Potential film in the works.
  • 07:48 --- Torchwood: Season 4 is go!
  • 11:41 - Doctor Who: Cold Blood.
  • 30:59 - Iron Man 2.
  • 40:46 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 60:49 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 61:37 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Podcast #76

Staggering Podcast #76: The Hungry Hell (aka Ashes to Ashes, Quattro to Dust)

For 7 June 2010 (recorded 24 May 2010)

Duration: 63:44

MP3 (37,379 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn talk about Doctor Who: 'The Hungry Earth' and the final Ashes to Ashes episode (spoilers ahoy - Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes finally explained!), find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:46 --- Welcome!
  • 01:34 - News:
  • 01:49 --- Doctor Who: BBC Worldwide record profits, thanks in large part to Doctor Who.
  • 03:02 --- Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) to be remade by Syphy Channel.
  • 06:25 --- Judge Dredd: More details on new film.
  • 09:56 - Doctor Who: The Hungry Earth.
  • 22:38 - Ashes to Ashes: Season 3, episode 8 - The End.
  • 47:40 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 58:58 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 59:59 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Commentary #7: Doctor Who - Amy's Choice

Staggering Stories Commentary #7: Doctor Who - Amy's Choice

For 3 June 2010 (recorded 26 May 2010)

Duration: 50:07

MP3 (29,393 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, expectant, in front of Doctor Who: Amy's Choice and spout our usual nonsense!

Amy's swallowed a planet, Rory's having an early mid-life hair crisis and the Doctor's considering self harm. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us to enjoy Amy's Choice…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #75

Staggering Podcast #75: Amy's Bellyful (aka Elephant in the Fenchurch East)

For 31 May 2010 (recorded 24 May 2010)

Duration: 50:58

MP3 (29,896 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn talk about Doctor Who: 'Amy's Choice' and the penultimate episode of Ashes to Ashes (3.7), find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:53 --- Welcome!
  • 02:22 - News:
  • 02:40 --- Doctor Who: Live stage show touring UK.
  • 04:48 --- State of US Sci-Fi series - Cancelled and survived.
  • 07:50 --- TV clothes auction.
  • 09:41 - Doctor Who: Amy's Choice.
  • 24:26 - Ashes to Ashes: Season 3, episode 7.
  • 35:20 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 45:23 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 45:51 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #6: Doctor Who - The Vampires of Venice

Staggering Commentary #6: Doctor Who - The Vampires of Venice

For 27 May 2010 (recorded 26 May 2010)

Duration: 50:07

MP3 (29,393 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, moist with anticipation, in front of Doctor Who: The Vampires of Venice and spout our usual nonsense!

The Doctor has vowed to sort out Amy but smells something fishy. But enough of her personal problems, please sit down with us to enjoy The Vampires of Venice…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #74

Staggering Podcast #74: The Fishy Fingers of Venice (aka Playing Cards with the Keats)

For 24 May 2010 (recorded 10 May 2010)

Duration: 55:45

MP3 (32,701 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about Doctor Who: 'The Vampires of Venice' and Ashes to Ashes season 3 episode 6, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:45 --- Welcome!
  • 02:00 - News:
  • 02:21 --- Doctor Who: BBC defends its decisions to send Matt Smith to Venice.
  • 03:42 --- Pulse: New series pilot created by Paul Cornell.
  • 06:08 --- International Towel Day on Tuesday 25th of May 2010.
  • 07:28 - Doctor Who: The Vampires of Venice.
  • 22:59 - Ashes to Ashes: Season 3, episode 6.
  • 33:27 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 49:12 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 49:39 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #5: Doctor Who - Flesh and Stone

Staggering Commentary #5: Doctor Who - Flesh and Stone

For 20 May 2010 (recorded 12 April 2010)

Duration: 46:47

MP3 (27,440 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, agog, in front of Doctor Who: Flesh and Stone and spout our usual nonsense!

Yes, that’s two Commentaries today for the price of none. We held off publishing of The Time of Angels last week so that you can have both that and this together. If your podcatching software did pick up the previous commentary then you may have to tell it to manually download that one (some only automatically download the latest episode).

So please sit down with us to stare into the crack and enjoy Flesh and Stone…

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Staggering Stories Commentary #4: Doctor Who - The Time of Angels

Staggering Commentary #4: Doctor Who - The Time of Angels

For 20 May 2010 (recorded 12 April 2010)

Duration: 42:42

MP3 (25,047 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, terrified, in front of Doctor Who: The Time of Angels and spout our usual nonsense!

Hopefully the audio quality is somewhat better this time, it’s still not perfect as the mics were running a bit hot. Oh, and we weren’t really 7 minutes in when we said we were, that included a couple of minutes of junk the PVR picked up before Doctor Who. Nonetheless, please sit down with us to enjoy The Time of Angels…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #73

Staggering Podcast #73: Flesh and Cardboard (aka Chocolate Overdose)

For 17 May 2010 (recorded 10 May 2010)

Duration: 80:47

MP3 (47,362 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about Doctor Who: 'Flesh and Stone' and Ashes to Ashes season 3 episode 5, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:50 --- Welcome!
  • 02:00 - News:
  • 02:08 --- Doctor Who: Daily Mail on the attack, once again.
  • 05:20 --- Doctor Who: The Time of Angels final viewing figures - high time shift.
  • 08:17 --- Planet of the Apes: Another reimaginating.
  • 10:06 --- Doctor Who: Crawley local councillor is a fan.
  • 14:12 - Doctor Who: Flesh and Stone.
  • 33:27 - Ashes to Ashes: Season 3, episode 5.
  • 44:10 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 73:57 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 74:21 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Podcast #72

Staggering Podcast #72: The Time of Gene Hunt (aka In the Jaws of the Space Teeth)

For 10 May 2010 (recorded 26 April 2010)

Duration: 60:55

MP3 (35,724 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about Doctor Who: The Time of Angels and Ashes to Ashes season 3 episode 4, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:37 --- Welcome!
  • 01:53 - News:
  • 02:00 --- Doctor Who: Return to the Proms.
  • 03:03 --- K-9: Coming to UK's Channel 5.
  • 04:40 --- Doctor Who The Adventure Games: First game name announced.
  • 05:59 --- Leonard Nimoy: Quits acting.
  • 08:03 - Doctor Who: The Time of Angels.
  • 24:57 - Ashes to Ashes: Season 3, episode 4.
  • 35:47 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 55:26 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 55:50 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #3: Doctor Who - Victory of the Daleks

Staggering Commentary #3: Doctor Who - Victory of the Daleks

For 6 May 2010 (recorded 28 April 2010)

Duration: 46:33

MP3 (27,303 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down in front of Doctor Who: Victory of the Daleks and spout our usual nonsense, trying to all be positive this time!

Apologies, hopefully for the last time, for the rather less than great audio quality, we simply haven’t had time to address this yet. It’s not too bad but for the fact that Crumbly seems to have his head in a bucket! By the time we come to the Time of Angels commentary we hope to have this audio issue resolved. In the meantime, please try to ignore the echoes and sit down with us to enjoy Victory of the Daleks…

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Staggering Stories Podcast #71

Staggering Podcast #71: Victory of the Merchandise (aka When Teletubbies Get Guns)

For 3 May 2010 (recorded 26 April 2010)

Duration: 64:36

MP3 (37,882 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about Doctor Who: The Victory of the Daleks and Ashes to Ashes season 3 episode 3, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:39 --- Welcome!
  • 01:25 - News:
  • 01:55 --- Sarah Jane Adventures: Matt Smith (11th Doctor) and Katy Manning (Jo Grant).
  • 03:39 --- Torchwood: Fox turns down Torchwood USA.
  • 05:53 --- Doctor Who: Graham Norton gatecrashes The Time of the Angels.
  • 08:45 --- Doctor Who: Cybermen infultrate the Lib Dems.
  • 10:44 --- More Politics: Patrick Stewart backing Labour party in Crawley!
  • 12:32 - Doctor Who: The Victory of the Daleks.
  • 29:32 - Ashes to Ashes: Season 3, episode 3.
  • 40:29 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 58:04 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 58:52 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #2: Doctor Who - The Beast Below

Staggering Commentary #2: Doctor Who - The Beast Below

For 29 April 2010 (recorded 28 April 2010)

Duration: 42:56

MP3 (25,185 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn sit down in front of Doctor Who: The Beast Below and spout our usual nonsense.

Apologies once again for the rather less than great audio quality, we simply haven't had time to address this yet (though it does improve a tad beyond the first 10 seconds or so - once we all stop shifting around in our seats!) By the time we come to the Time of Angels commentary we hope to have this audio issue resolved. In the meantime, please try to ignore the echoes and sit down with us to enjoy The Beast Below...

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Staggering Stories Podcast #70

Staggering Podcast #70: Oh, You Beast (aka The One Where Amy Gets Wet)

For 26 April 2010 (recorded 12 April 2010)

Duration: 61:56

MP3 (36,316 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Jean Riddler and Keith Dunn talk about Doctor Who: The Beast Below and Ashes to Ashes season 3 episode 2, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:45 --- Welcome!
  • 01:27 - News:
  • 01:32 --- Doctor Who: Matt Smith on magazine front cover.
  • 04:18 - Doctor Who: The Beast Below.
  • 22:12 - Escape Pod Discs: Graeme "The2ndDoctor" Sheridan.
  • 28:50 - Ashes to Ashes: Season 3, episode 2.
  • 41:40 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 59:19 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 59:47 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Stories Commentary #1: Doctor Who - The Eleventh Hour

Staggering Commentary #1: Doctor Who - The Eleventh Hour

For 22 April 2010 (recorded 16 April 2010)

Duration: 67:13

MP3 (39,413 KB)

Show summary:

Welcome to this first Staggering Stories audio commentary! This time Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn sit down in front of Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour and spout our usual nonsense.

Apologies for the rather less than great audio quality, that is something we will try to address in future commentaries (assuming people want to hear more). Also please bear with us as we get used to this whole commentary business – The Eleventh Hour is particularly easy to get caught up in!

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Staggering Podcast #69: When Fish Met Custard (aka New Beginnings and New Endings)

For 19 April 2010 (recorded 12 April 2010)

Duration: 63:10

MP3 (42,902 KB)

Show summary:

Adam J Purcell, Jean Riddler and Keith Dunn talk about Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour and Ashes to Ashes season 3 episode 1, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:15 --- Welcome!
  • 02:34 - News:
  • 02:42 --- Doctor Who: The Adventure Games.
  • 05:44 --- Doctor Who: The Daily Mail still hates Amy Pond.
  • 08:12 --- Primeval: DS9's Julian Bashier to join cast.
  • 10:24 --- Doctor Who: Jean sees Matt Smith and Karen Gillan in the flesh.
  • 13:37 - Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour.
  • 34:27 - Ashes to Ashes: Season 3, episode 1.
  • 43:06 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 85:30 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 85:56 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Podcast #68: The Planet of the Funky Gibbons (aka They Finally Made a Monkey Out of Us)

For 5 April 2010 (recorded 29 March 2010)

Duration: 90:20

MP3 (52,959 KB)

Show summary:

Andy Simpkins, Adam J Purcell and Keith Dunn talk about Doctor Who: Why is it so popular and Planet of the Apes (the original 1968 film), find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:12 --- Welcome!
  • 02:19 - News:
  • 02:45 --- Doctor Who: New Doctor Who Series' Season 6 confirmed, plus Christmas special.
  • 04:09 --- Doctor Who: The Daily Mail hates Amy Pond.
  • 06:34 --- Doctor Who: Of trailers and such.
  • 08:10 --- Doctor Who: Matt Smith front pages The Times with his tweed.
  • 09:44 --- Returning TV: Ashes to Ashes, The Prisoner remake, V remake, K9.
  • 11:03 - Doctor Who: Why is the New Series so popular?
  • 23:02 - Escape Pod Discs: Rhys Parton.
  • 28:01 - Classic Movie Theatre: Planet of the Apes (1968).
  • 45:24 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 84:38 - Advertisement Break
  • 85:30 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 85:56 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Podcast #67: Being Daleks on a Pub Crawl (aka The Parton of the Oosp!)

For 22 March 2010 (recorded 15 March 2010)

Duration: 94:54

MP3 (54,718 KB)

Show summary:

Andy Simpkins, Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn talk about Doctor Who: The Daleks, Being Human Season 2, Alice in Wonderland and a Real Ale Doctor Who pub crawl, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:45 --- Welcome!
  • 01:35 - News:
  • 01:59 --- Doctor Who: Touring the UK to kick off Series 2, Season 5.
  • 04:10 --- Doctor Who: The console game coming to Nintendo Wii and DS.
  • 05:12 --- Delia Derbyshire documentary.
  • 06:15 --- J. Michael Straczynski taking on Superman and Wonder Woman.
  • 08:34 --- The Shat: William Shatner fronting new social networking site.
  • 10:24 --- Firefly: Dark House comics bringing out two new Firefly stories.
  • 11:46 --- Death: Peter Graves goes to the grave.
  • 12:43 - Doctor Who: The Daleks (the 1963/4 story).
  • 23:32 - Doctor Who: CAMRA pub crawl.
  • 30:35 - Being Human: Season 2.
  • 44:44 - Alice in Wonderland.
  • 53:16 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 91:09 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 91:45 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Podcast #66: Trailer Trash (aka You Can't See the Join!)

For 8 March 2010 (recorded 1 March 2010)

Duration: 93:20

MP3 (54,718 KB)

Show summary:

Andy Simpkins, Adam J Purcell, Jean Riddler and Keith Dunn talk about Doctor Who: The Masque of Mandragora, New Who Season Trailers and Survivors Season 2, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:49 --- Welcome!
  • 02:12 - News:
  • 02:33 --- Doctor Who: 3D trailer for New Series, Season 5.
  • 05:14 --- Syfy: The UK Sci-Fi channel gets a dose of SyFy.
  • 07:33 --- Doctor Who: Prop and costume auction.
  • 10:40 --- Doctor Who: New Character Options figure - 7th Doctor & Remembrance Dalek.
  • 11:50 --- Metropolis: Complete copy found, remastered DVD on its way.
  • 13:25 - Doctor Who: The Masque of Mandragora.
  • 27:06 - Survivors: Season 2 (2010).
  • 37:42 - Doctor Who: New Who season trailers.
  • 59:30 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 86:17 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 87:14 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Podcast #65: Camping Up the Weekender (aka When Vampires Suck)

For 22 February 2010 (recorded 16 February 2010)

Duration: 74:00

MP3 (43,395 KB)

Show summary:

Andy Simpkins, Adam J Purcell and Keith Dunn speculate about the 2010 Doctor Who season, talk about The Vampire Diaries and the SFX Weekender convention, have a 30 second recommendation for the Amtrak Wars novels, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:47 --- Welcome!
  • 02:35 - News:
  • 02:48 --- Doctor Who: Matt Smith to kick off with 60 minute episode.
  • 03:49 --- Doctor Who: Neil Gaiman set to write for 2011 season.
  • 06:06 --- The Black Hole: Hollywood goes back to the remake well.
  • 09:06 --- Star Trek: Flash mob to promote Star Trek Online.
  • 10:15 --- Star Wars: Flash mob lightsabre fight in Bristol.
  • 11:24 - Doctor Who: Predictions for the 2010 season.
  • 21:24 - 30 Second Recommendation: The Amtrack Wars.
  • 22:44 - The Vampire Diaries.
  • 31:25 - Competition Results: Name a Doctor Who Companion to win a Whooverville 3 Disc DVD set.
  • 35:07 - The SFX Weekender.
  • 47:03 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 70:20 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 70:54 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.
  • 73:32--- Max Buffer's Media Museum podcast promo.

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Staggering Podcast #64: Bad Case of Coatal Envy (aka Yvne Lataoc Fo Esac Dab)

For 8 February 2010 (recorded 1 February 2010)

Duration: 70:33

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Show summary:

Andy Simpkins, Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn talk about Doctor Who computer games, Red Dwarf Season 3, have a 30 second recommendation for Iain M Banks' Culture novels, hold a competition, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:53 --- Welcome!
  • 01:59 - News:
  • 02:03 --- Torchwood USA: Fox TV developing an American Torchwood.
  • 03:48 --- Doctor Who: Computer game to be developed?
  • 06:02 --- Rex Is Not Your Lawyer: Canned before it got started?
  • 07:20 --- Red Dwarf: Chris Barrie suggests a new full season is possible.
  • 09:05 --- Doctor Who: Billie Piper talks about Hollywood Doctor Who film.
  • 09:49 --- Star Wars: Wizards of the Coast drop pen & paper RPG and miniatures line.
  • 10:30 - Red Dwarf: Season 3
  • 25:11 - Doctor Who: Computer games past and future.
  • 35:32 - 30 Second Recommendation: Iain M Banks' Culture novels.
  • 37:21 - COMPETITION TIME! Win a Whooverville 3 Disc DVD set (including interviews with Colin Baker, Anneke Wills, Nick Briggs, and many more!)
  • 38:47 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 56:40 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 57:05 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.
  • 64:40 --- The TARDIS Tavern promo.
  • 66:08 --- The Ood Cast promo.

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Staggering Podcast #63: The Trouble with Triffids (aka The Day of the Smurfs, in 3D!)

For 25 January 2010 (recorded 18 January 2010)

Duration: 83:18

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Show summary:

Andy Simpkins, Adam J Purcell, Jean Riddler and Keith Dunn talk about our early memories and favourite villains from Doctor Who, The Day of the Triffids (mainly the 2009 version), the blockbuster Avatar, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:19 --- Welcome!
  • 02:07 - News:
  • 02:26 --- Doctor Who: Writers for New Series, Season 5 officially announced.
  • 06:51 --- Outcasts: New BBC One 'space drama'.
  • 08:30 --- Spider-man: Teenage reboot for film series.
  • 11:57 --- Edge of Darkness: Hollywood turns another classic BBC Series into a film.
  • 13:51 --- Firefly: New TV series tie-in book.
  • 15:45 - The Day of the Triffids (2009)
  • 32:50 - Doctor Who: That Brown Trouser Moment.
  • 42:56 - Avatar.
  • 56:56 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 76:50 - COMPETITION TIME! Win a Whooverville 3 Disc DVD set (including interviews with Colin Baker, Anneke Wills, Nick Briggs, and many more!)
  • 79:37 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 80:04 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Podcast #62: The Episode That Didn't Want to Go (aka When Predictions Go Wrong!)

For 11 January 2010 (recorded 4 January 2010)

Duration: 99:57

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Show summary:

Andy Simpkins, Adam J Purcell, 'Fake Keith', Jean Riddler and the 'Real' Keith Dunn talk about the Doctor Who: The End of Time, our Predictions for 2010, our Hopes and Dreams for 2010, see how wrong we were about our Predictions for 2009, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:02 --- Welcome!
  • 02:22 - News:
  • 02:34 --- Doctor Who: UK ratings for The End of Time.
  • 04:42 --- Syfy renewing Stargate Universe and Sanctuary.
  • 06:51 --- Peter Jackson is developing a film based on the Mortal Engines books.
  • 08:48 --- Doctor Who RPG: It is out!
  • 11:02 --- Star Trek wetsuits - the Red Shirts of the deep.
  • 12:29 - Predictions, Hopes & Dreams and Fears for the future:
  • 12:41 --- How wrong we were: Predictions for 2009.
  • 18:01 --- How wrong we were: Hopes and Dreams for 2009.
  • 22:14 --- Predictions for 2010.
  • 28:22 --- Hopes and Dreams for 2010.
  • 31:15 --- Fears for 2010.
  • 34:47 - Doctor Who: The End of Time.
  • 65:12 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 89:45 - SFX Weekender announcement and win FREE TICKETS!
  • 93:13 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 93:45 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.
  • 95:30 --- Christmas greetings from other podcasts.

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Staggering Podcast #61: A Very Tennant Christmas (aka When Nimons Get Horny)

For 21 December 2009 (recorded 7 December 2009)

Duration: 72:39

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Show summary:

Andy Simpkins, Adam J Purcell, 'Fake Keith', Jean Riddler and the 'Real' Keith Dunn talk about the Doctor Who: The Horns of Nimon, Doctor Who: Gallifreyan Crown Court - Time Lords in the dock, play Swanee-Kazoo and Charades, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:40 --- Welcome!
  • 02:25 - News:
  • 02:56 --- Doctor Who: BBC 1 Christmas Idents (and lots more Tennant about).
  • 05:37 --- Doctor Who: Michael Moorcock to write a Who book.
  • 07:31 --- Richard Todd (thingie-face) is dead.
  • 10:20 - Christmas Crackers.
  • 15:54 - Doctor Who: The Horns of Nimon.
  • 29:23 - Christmas Nonsense:.
  • 29:35 --- Christmas Address.
  • 30:02 --- Charades.
  • 31:59 - Doctor Who: Gallifreyan Crown Court - Time Lords.
  • 42:22 - More Christmas Nonsense:.
  • 42:27 --- Swanee-Kazoo.
  • 43:53 --- Charades.
  • 47:28 --- Happy Birthday Song.
  • 49:40 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 65:46 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 67:30 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Podcast #60: Blathering in Dreamland (aka The Pre-Christmas Cram)

For 7 December 2009 (recorded 30 November 2009)

Duration: 71:57

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Show summary:

Andy Simpkins, Adam J Purcell, Jean Riddler and Keith Dunn talk about the Doctor Who: Dreamland, three Sarah Jane Adventures stories, the BBC series Paradox, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:12 --- Welcome!
  • 02:04 - News:
  • 02:12 --- Doctor Who: The End of Time, Part One named.
  • 03:19 --- Doctor Who: Waters of Mars viewing figures.
  • 04:47 --- Being Human: Wins two Royal Television Society awards.
  • 06:12 --- Forbidden Planet: More details emerge, possible sequels?
  • 07:57 --- Bernard Cribbins: BAFTA Childrens award.
  • 10:13 --- Christopher Eccleston: to play John Lennon in Beatles film?
  • 11:33 --- Doctor Who RPG: impounded by US customs!
  • 13:25 - Doctor Who: Dreamland.
  • 19:29 - Paradox.
  • 28:24 - The Sarah Jane Adventures:.
  • 29:34 --- The Eternity Trap.
  • 33:42 --- Mona Lisa's Revenge.
  • 37:54 --- The Gift.
  • 44:41 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 63:53 --- Breaking News: Torchwood 4 is go?
  • 64:24 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 66:58 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Podcast #59: When Women Go Missing (aka Three Men in a Tub)

For 23 November 2009 (recorded 16 November 2009)

Duration: 78:37

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Show summary:

Andy Simpkins, Adam J Purcell, Keith Dunn and a remote Jean Riddler talk about the Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars, Defying Gravity, give a 30 second recommendation, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:38 --- Welcome!
  • 01:25 - News:
  • 01:39 --- Doctor Who: Air dates for The Waters of Mars in the Austrailia and Canadia.
  • 02:36 --- David Tennant: Pilots a new US series.
  • 05:36 --- Dollhouse: Sent to the attic, to DEATH!
  • 07:57 --- Being Human: SyFy version may change vampire Mitchell's sex.
  • 09:53 --- Gene Hunt: It's not just an advert, it's a BBC rip off advert.
  • 11:18 --- Doctor Who RPG: 30 November 2009 release but little info so far.
  • 13:45 - Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars.
  • 35:46 - 30 Second Recommendation: Darker Projects.
  • 36:51 - Defying Gravity.
  • 47:43 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 75:20 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 75:45 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Podcast #58: David Tennant's Little Adventure (aka Jean's Head in a Bucket)

For 9 November 2009 (recorded 2 November 2009)

Duration: 64:07

MP3 (37,602 KB)

Show summary:

Andy Simpkins, Adam J Purcell, 'Fake' Keith, NOT Jean Riddler and the 'Real' Keith Dunn talk about the Sarah Jane Adventures: The Mad Woman in the Attic and The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith, find some Escape Pod Discs, find lots of general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 00:50 --- Welcome!
  • 01:24 - News:
  • 01:29 --- Doctor Who: Air dates for The Waters of Mars in the UK and the US of A.
  • 02:34 --- The Sarah Jane Adventures: David Tennant gives it a boost up.
  • 03:57 --- Being Human: SyFy copies the originality.
  • 05:55 --- Who Framed Roger Rabbit: The sequel did.
  • 07:10 --- V: Sky writing advertising would cause too many emissions.
  • 08:41 --- David Tennant: The Doctor for life.
  • 09:41 --- Doctor Who: A wealth of DVDs on the way.
  • 10:50 - The Sarah Jane Adventures:.
  • 11:33 --- The Mad Woman in the Attic.
  • 19:27 --- The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith.
  • 36:38 - Escape Pod Discs: NOT Jean.
  • 41:42 - True Blood.
  • 54:02 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 60:21 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 60:50 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Podcast #57: Judoon Goon with a Spoon (aka The Forward Flashers)

For 26 October 2009 (recorded 19 October 2009)

Duration: 72:51

MP3 (42,716 KB)

Show summary:

Andy Simpkins, Adam J Purcell, 'Fake' Keith, Jean Riddler and the 'Real' Keith Dunn talk about the Sarah Jane Adventures: Prisoner of the Judoon, Doctor Who: Gallifreyan Crown Court - Conventions in the dock, Flash Forward, get a 30 second recommendation, find lots of general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:09 --- Welcome!
  • 02:07 - News:
  • 02:32 --- Doctor Who: New Logo and Insignia.
  • 05:57 --- Doctor Who: Barry Letts has died.
  • 07:42 --- Dollhouse: Will not be yanked off early.
  • 10:17 --- Les Misérables: A film version in the works?
  • 12:10 --- Doctor Who: Cubicle 7 Roleplaying Game character sheet published.
  • 14:07 - The Sarah Jane Adventures: Prisoner of the Judoon.
  • 25:45 - Doctor Who: Gallifreyan Crown Court - Conventions.
  • 34:18 - 30 Second Recommendation: The Asphyx.
  • 35:38 - Flash Forward.
  • 45:23 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 68:03 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 63:27 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Podcast #56: The Crime was in Being There (aka The Trial of Adric)

For 12 October 2009 (recorded 5 October 2009)

Duration: 72:59

MP3 (42,800 KB)

Show summary:

Andy Simpkins, Adam J Purcell, 'Fake' Keith, Jean Riddler and the 'Real' Keith Dunn talk about the Doctor Who: Gallifreyan Crown Court - Adric in the dock, Red Dwarf Season 2, Escape Pod Discs, find lots of general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:09 --- Welcome!
  • 01:45 - News:
  • 02:04 --- Doctor Who: Matchstick Dalek.
  • 04:30 --- Primeval: Back from extinction.
  • 07:04 --- V: The remake in trouble.
  • 09:21 --- Doctor Who: New logo (speculations!)
  • 10:45 --- Doctor Who: Cubicle 7 Roleplaying Game due in November?
  • 11:47 - Red Dwarf: Season Two.
  • 26:09 - Escape Pod Discs: Jo! (and premature feedback from Tony).
  • 33:00 - Doctor Who: Gallifreyan Crown Court - Reality vs. Adric.
  • 45:41 - El Presidente.
  • 46:57 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 67:43 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 63:27 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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Staggering Podcast #55: Pick of the Pits (aka The Seven Faces of Professor Quatermass)

For 28 September 2009 (recorded 21 September 2009)

Duration: 68:00

MP3 (39,878 KB)

Show summary:

Andy Simpkins, Adam J Purcell, 'Fake' Keith and 'Real' Keith Dunn talk about the Quatermass trilogy, Doctor Who Magazine's 'The Mighty 200' story rankings, find lots of general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

  • 00:00 - Intro and theme tune.
  • 01:01 --- Welcome!
  • 01:43 - News:
  • 01:59 --- Doctor Who: Richard Curtis to write for Series 5.
  • 05:28 --- The Sarah Jane Adventures: Series 3 to broadcast two episodes a week.
  • 08:44 --- Buy Gene Roddenberry's Apple Macintosh.
  • 11:03 --- Doctor Horrible gatecrashes the Emmys.
  • 11:59 - The Quatermass Trilogy.
  • 24:23 - Escape Pod Discs: Tony Gallichan.
  • 29:37 - Doctor Who Magazine's 'The Mighty 200' story rankings.
  • 44:39 - Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at
  • 63:03 - Farewell for this podcast!
  • 63:27 --- End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

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