Episode 207: James Dreyfus

Martyn had the great pleasure of spending some time with 90’s sitcom legend, James Dreyfus.

The pair geeked out about 70’s horror movies, James talks about his ambitions and Martyn confesses to a bizarre rule that he still adhears to. 

James Dreyfus is an English actor, most notable for his roles on television sitcoms The Thin Blue Line as Constable Kevin Goody, and Gimme Gimme Gimme as Tom Farrell. More recently, he has moved into voice acting-playing The Master for Big Finish.

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I was a guest on ‘Take your seats’.

In life you’ll find very few people who’ll truly support you-when you find them, you’ve got to keep them close. They encourage and help you to grow.

When Gerrod and I launched Bad Wilf in 2010, one of our very first listeners was Suky Khakh. Over the decade we’ve been been podcasting, Suky has been a constant supporter of ours.

He tweets about every episode and encourages our endeavours both off and on mic. When I was going through a tough patch recently, Suky was there with the words of support and comfort.

After years of talking online, it was an absolute pleasure to put a voice to the face when he joined those fine folks over at Progtor Who.

When he launched his own spin-off podcast, I was honoured that he wanted me to guest. I jumped at the chance. Not only was I getting the chance to talk about one of the greatest films of all time, I was getting the opportunity to give a little pay back to the man whose shown so much love, over the past 10 years.

So, everyone check out this episode of ‘Take your seats’.

Who’s he? Podcast episode 322

Phil was kind enough to invite me on his podcast, to present my case that Martha Jones is the most important companion Doctor Who has had.

Martha Jones is a fictional character played by Freema Agyeman in the long-running sci-fi series, Doctor Who. The character would also appear in the spin-off show Torchwood, on TV and BBC audio.

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How to put together a passable fourth Doctor cosplay, at short notice

Last month I was invited to a fancy dress party in Devon’s Devon. I had a weeks notice and the only thing I was told about the party was “vintage”.

Given this limited information, I decided to go as a vintage character from Doctor Who. The fourth Doctor, as played by Thomas Stewart Baker.

Now, before we get into it. Let me start by saying I wasn’t aiming for screen accuracy here. I just wanted something that would be passable and recognisable as Doctor Who. I was also only going to Devon for the day, so I wanted something I could wear on the train to and from.

The first item I purchased, was a burgundy crombie jacket from Jacamo.

Again, in no way screen accurate. But, it’s passable and a really comfortable jacket to wear.

The jacket cost £99 and can be ordered here.

It could also pass for a Twelfth Doctor burgundy jacket.

For the trousers, I just went for a standard black pair. Again, in no way screen accurate. But passable. You can get these anywhere that sells trousers.

For the fedora, I just picked up a cheap one on amazon.

I also ordered a brown curly wig from Amazon. As the wig made my head massive, I put two safety pins through the wig and into the fedora to keep it on my head.

The scarf came from Lovarzi and is a 13” replica of one of the scarfs Thomas Stewart Baker wore, as The Doctor. This is a high quality replica and I absolutely love it.

Shoes, I just wore my Nike’s. I know, not screen accurate.

But you can’t prove he isn’t wearing these on Big Finish audios!

Overall, I was proud of the way this outfit came together. I’m in no way a cosplayer, but after doing this. I can see why people enjoy it, I got so many smiles, hugs and high-fives at the party. Maybe I’ll work on a more screen accurate version in the future.



Podcast Hosts Team Up Against Heart Disease

On Saturday 28th April, Stacey Taylor (host of Stacey’s Pop Culture Parlour) will be leading the fight against heart disease with a 24 hour charity podcast. The third SPCP Live Event will be co-hosted by Barry Nugent (of the Geek Syndicate podcast).

“Back in 2014, I was looking for something to do for charity that wouldn’t involve something as terrifying as throwing myself out of a plane or clambering down the side of a tall building, but would be enough of a challenge that people would part with some cash to support it. A friend suggested that I turn my monthly podcast into a live endurance event: 24 hours of non-stop Stacey chatting, with guests, interviews and competitions! Thus, Stacey’s Pop Culture Parlour Live (#SPCPLive) was born”, explains Stacey.

The duo will be chatting all things telly, comics, books, music, video games and more, as well as being joined by guests from the world of pop culture to keep them company. The event will be broadcast live from Stacey’s home in Great Barr to raise money for the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

“Both my mum and my brother were my heroes, so when Stacey asked me which charity we could support for this event it was a no brainer for me” explains Barry, who suggested the British Heart Foundation as the beneficiary as he sadly lost his mum and eldest brother to heart disease. “It’s especially important when you see some of the scary stats around heart disease.”

Stacey said “I knew that the BHF was the perfect choice, as in addition to Barry’s reasons, I suffer from a rare form of heart condition called Wolff-Parkinson-White-Syndrome which causes palpitations involving episodes of my heart pounding from between a few seconds to several hours. The resources from the BHF following my diagnosis were an invaluable source of information and anxiety-reducing comfort to me.”

“We hope to be entertaining, to highlight the work the charity does and raise money for a great cause.”

You can tune in from 9am on Saturday 28th April via mixlr.com/spcp-live and can donate before, after or during the show to help us do our bit to combat heart disease at www.justgiving.com/spcplive3

The British Heart Foundation funds vital life saving research preventing, diagnosing and treating heart and circulatory disease including connected conditions such a stroke, vascular dementia and risk factors such as Diabetes. Help us to help the BHF by either spreading the word about the event or donating whatever you can to it.

#SPCPLive #TeamUpAgainstHeartDisease

Episode 185: Capaldi’s balls

In which Martyn and Gerrod discuss an important issue, as well as the 2002 werewolf movie, Dog Soldiers.

Dog Soldiers is a 2002 action horror film written and directed by Neil Marshall, and starring Kevin McKidd, Sean Pertwee, and Liam Cunningham. A British-American-Luxembourgian co-production, set in the highlands of Scotland.

Martyn also tells the story, about the time he caused a major secuirty alert at the Dutch Embassy.

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Logan Blu Ray details announced 

20th Century Fox have announced a home-entertainment release date, for the critically acclaimed Logan, which is set to hit 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD on May 23rd in North America and July 10th in the UK. It will also include a black and white version of the film, in the bonus features. 

You can order Logan via Amazon.

Sir Patrick Stewart (X-Men: Days of Future Past, Star Trek: The Next Generation), Stephen Merchant (Hello Ladies, The Office), Boyd Holbrook (Narcos) and newcomer Dafne Keen join Jackman in the iconic character’s final chapter, directed by James Mangold (The Wolverine, Walk the Line). 

Mangold brings a visceral and gritty realism to the story, based on one of Marvel Comics’ most popular characters. In the near future, a weary Logan (Hugh Jackman) cares for an ailing Professor X (Patrick Stewart) in a hideout on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are upended when a young mutant (Dafne Keen) arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

In addition to the version seen in cinemas, the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray contain a slick monochrome version of the film, entitled Logan Noir, giving the acclaimed story an all-new look.  Special features also include nearly 90 minutes of original content, comprising deleted scenes and a behind-the-scenes documentary to immerse fans into the process of bringing Logan’s final ride to life.

Special features for the 4K Ultra HD and Blu-ray include:

* Logan Noir – black and white version of the film

* Audio commentary by Director James Mangold

* Deleted scenes with optional audio commentary by James Mangold (DVD and Blu-ray™ only)

* Making Logan – behind-the-scenes documentary
Watch our review of Logan here