Here is a two-part BBC 7 adaptation of Toby Hadoke's sensational stand-up show about Doctor Who, fandom, and one man's lifelong obsession.
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Hadoake's show is as warm, fuzzy, familiar and nostalgic as classic Doctor Who itself. Every fan will recognize some aspect of this account of a lifelong love affair with the Doctor, whether it's the gentle ribbing of overly literal conventions for titling serials, being able to win a war of words with a bully by slyly quoting Tom Baker, or the unique mix of comfort and exhiliration stirred by the world's greatest theme tune (opinions may vary - other theme tunes are available!).
Hadoake's ability to tie his own history with Doctor Who to the minor and major events in his life wonderfully demonstrates the impact a silly teatime sci fi show has had... not just on our humble narrator but for several generations of fans. The Doctor is 50 this year, and this personal, witty show does a terrific job of explaining how the show has managed to appeal to children and adults for half a century.
If anyone asks why you're a fan of Doctor Who, you should get them to have a listen to this - because the chances are that Hadoake's story is pretty much your story too.
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