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Staggering Stories Podcast #396: Running Up That Boxset
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 26 Jun 2022 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, the Real Keith Dunn and Steven Clare review Big Finish’s Doctor Who: Ninth Doctor Adventures Vol. 5 – Back to Earth and Stranger Things: Season 4, Volume 1, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:48 — […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #395: A Right Royal Mess
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 12 Jun 2022 08:00

Summary: Join us to celebrate our fifteenth anniversary of podcasting with a picnic in the park, on the 2nd of July 2022 at 13:00 in Goff’s Park, Crawley, West Sussex (https://w3w.co/cakes.fluid.simple). In the meantime… Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn discuss British royalty appearances in Doctor Who, review the 2015 Minion film, play […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #394: Zagreus Sees You in Your Bed
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 29 May 2022 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn review the Big Finish’s 40th anniversary Doctor Who story Zagreus and 2022 Marvel film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:52 — Welcome! 03:27 […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #247: Doctor Who – Legend of the Sea Devils
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Mon, 23 May 2022 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, wrecked, in front of 2022 Doctor Who Easter episode ‘Legend of the Sea Devils’, and spout our usual nonsense! Dan has an eyepatch, Madame Ching has lost her crew, Ji-Hun doesn’t have a Quattro but the Doctor has drezzed for the occasion. But enough […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #393: Ncuti Gatwa Goes Fourteenth
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 15 May 2022 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn discuss the recent Doctor Who casting of Ncuti Gatwa, review Star Trek: Picard season two, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:23 — Welcome! 02:08 – News: 02:13 — Doctor Who: […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #392: Swashing Sea Demons
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 01 May 2022 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Steven Clare review the Doctor Who 2022 Easter Special – Legend of the Sea Devils, recount their time at Back to the Future: The Musical and Doctor Who: Time Fracture, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, […]

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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...