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Staggering Stories Podcast #315: Avengers Embiggened
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 19 May 2019 08:07

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler, Keith Dunn and Steven Clare discuss Avengers: Endgame, recall our time at The Capitol 4 Doctor Who convention, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:39 — Welcome! 02:48 – News: 03:02 — Doctor Who: Pertwee Embiggened. […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #314: Entering The Macra Zone
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 05 May 2019 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review Doctor Who: The Macra Terror, discuss their visit to the Ambassadors Theatre to see The Twilight Zone stage play, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:05 — Welcome! 03:08 – Doctor Who: […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #313: The Other Captain Marvel
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 21 Apr 2019 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review the 2019 film Shazam!, come up with some Doctor Who ideas for Big Finish, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:49 — Welcome! 02:35 – News: 02:46 — […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #228: Doctor Who – Resolution
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 14 Apr 2019 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, driven, in front of 2019’s Doctor Who episode ‘Resolution’, and spout our usual nonsense! Aaron knows how to stall the plot, Lin is being taken for a ride and the Doctor has some serious skids. But enough of their problems, please sit down with […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #312: Wigs and the Rani
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 07 Apr 2019 08:15

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Steven Clare review the Sylvester McCoy’s debut Doctor Who story Time and the Rani, discuss the Sounds of Thunder audio Annual 2019, celebrate Fake Keith’s birthday, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #227: Doctor Who – Dimensions in Time
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 31 Mar 2019 13:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, baffled, in front of 1993’s Doctor Who 30th anniversary story ‘Dimensions in Time’, and spout our usual nonsense! The Doctor is randomly swapping bodies, companions are coming and going and the Rani wants to visit the set of EastEnders. But enough of their problems, […]

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Doctor Who: I Remember...
50 Years of Doctor Who

By Keith Dunn


Its been ten years since the fortieth and Adam (master of the web site & all things podcasty) requested an update to our thoughts on what Doctor Who means to me.

Yes I could do that, rattle of about fifty words, memories of Yetis on the underground, black & white Unicorns, conventions & joy.

What's that I've already done that ten years ago and at least three podcasts. What it means to me but it means joy! Some might consider this a bit sad but some of the most happiest time of my life are at least remotely connect to,the show.

Let me explain, recently we have had a new arrival a grandson (construct 1.1 as it were) which is one of the best things to happen & wouldn't have happened if I hadn't met Karen at a Dr Who convention down in Swindon . Its also the simple pleasures taking breakfast, with Karen at a local cafe every Saturday morning(which I admit, I spend most of the time just gazing at her)

I never really got bullied at school, couldn't be bothered or find the time (never start a fight but always finish one) certainly nothing that could be linked back to Who.

I can remeber the almost physical jolt of excitement that would pass through me when I found a new target book at W.H.Smith or the later Virgin or BBC books at waterstones.

Its things like sitting in a chair in the front room some 20 years ago reading a book with the boys playing in the background, slowly realizing I can hear them playing Remembrance of the Daleks.

Its small victories of winning a friendly old argument that Who is no different from football ( scarf v Manchester united colours, not real v just a game, location & set visits v Wembley & old Trafford which always ends with " but there just actors!"

"From what I here so are the majority of football players".

"Yea, yea your probably right".

Its the suppressed excitement sitting down to watch the start of a new season (even now after all these years).

Its the discussion and friendly arguments over coffee in the kitchen that eventually evolved in to the podcast.

There are people I confide in when things go wrong or I need reassurance that I only meet through the show.

Its being there for people when the bottom of their world drops out.

Its being in Cardiff talking to a complete stranger about the Tennant coat she's wearing and nattering away for about half an hour like old friends.

I could go on but I would only end up repeating myself . My life may not be perfect but Im content with it, my thoughts & memories are only of joy.