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Staggering Stories Commentary #198: Babylon 5 – Day of the Dead
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 20 Aug 2017 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, visited, in front of the Neil Gaiman’s Season 5 Babylon 5 episode ‘Day of the Dead’, and spout our usual nonsense! Zooty has a terrible secret, Lennier has a shadowy visitor, Lochley is trying to establish an identity for herself and Kosh has another […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #269: Jago, Litefoot and AsBill
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 13 Aug 2017 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Crumbly, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn have a retrospective on Doctor Who ‘Series 10’, discuss Big Finish’s ‘Jago and Litefoot, Series 4’ audio boxset, play a game, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #197: Doctor Who – Knock Knock
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 06 Aug 2017 09:58

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, bugged, in front of the 2017 Doctor Who S10 episode, ‘Knock Knock’, and spout our usual nonsense! Bill has herself some new digs, the Doctor is suddenly a man with a van and the landlord has a wood infestation. But enough of their problems, […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #268: Whittaker and Watling
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 30 Jul 2017 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Crumbly, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller discuss the casting of Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor, remember Deborah Watling, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:37 — Welcome! 02:07 – News: […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #196: Babylon 5 – Rising Star
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, allied, in front of the Season 4 Babylon 5 penultimate episode Rising Star, and spout our usual nonsense! Sheridan has a new job offer, Garibaldi has an impromptu rescue to mount, Ivanova jumps ship and everyone is generally very busy. But enough of their […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #267: The Doctor has a Fall
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 16 Jul 2017 09:23

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller review the 2017 Doctor Who episodes ‘World Enough and Time’ and ‘The Doctor Falls’, take look back at Big Finish’s ‘Doctor Who: Spare Parts’ audio play, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 […]

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Keith

Ritual Roast of Keith Dunn (on his 40th birthday) by Hantsbear

Published: 13th October 2004


Hantsbear is faintly amused by... Keith Dunn.

1985 was a relatively auspicious year. Apart from the fact that it was the year of my first attempt to leave home (conjuring up image of a young, feckless (and very closeted) bear looking sadly over his shoulder with all his worldly possessions in a spotted hankie on a stick...) it was the second time I went to a Leisure Hive convention. Several times, during the weekend, a group of four, well, for the sake of the children let's call them "people", drifted through all connected by a Tom Baker-eque scarf. One of whom I dated for two years. One of whom was responsible for my first pair of sore nipples- and not in a good way. One of whom perfected the ultimate feel-good non-alcoholic beverage involving milk, ice cream, angel delight and tinned peaches amongst other ingredients. And one of whom appeared to be a set of dentures in human form.

Thus was I introduced to Keith Dunn. And I haven't stopped laughing. Albeit ruefully.

I spent 1985-86 as a minion to the Retail Emporium known as The Doctor Who Shop, whilst living undercover as a biology student, and oftimes Mr. Dunn and companions would come into the shop, enliven up an afternoon, spend some money and then drag me off into the heart of London for Pizza and an exploding coke float. It was during one of these afternoons that Mr. Dunn was introduced to a certain late, lamented Midlander who formed the other half of the notorious Whovian Brothers - a cabaret act so hideously twisted, even Matt Irvine didn't dare steal their jokes.

Somehow, after flunking college and discovering the wonderful world of work (sic), I seemed to find myself ending up in Crawley with Mr. Dunn's eventual wife, Karen, and a large khaki clad object referred to as Mitch, who had a novel way of cooking Turkey giblets...! Notable events of this period include the Paintball game after the Great Storm of '87, during which (and after jumping over many tree stumps and rolling around in mud) Karen casually announces that she's pregnant... The visits to Crawley continued as the Dunns produced two offspring (but that means they must have... eeeeeewwwww!!!)

As life goes on, and I moved out of the parental home for the second time (to begin my tour of the Home Counties), the Dunn entourage took root in Northgate. And many were the parties where the drinks were spiked with dry ice, purely for effect, m'dears. On one occasion, so was the stagnant pond in the back garden, which I believe stank the neighbourhood out for a few days...

Only Keith could try and commit Hara-Kiri by sticking his heard in a microwave oven. Only Keith could be intimidated by a koala clutching a phaser. And only Keith could use a root vegetable as a Weapon of Doom.

Yes, 1985 was quite an auspicious year...