[ BBC Audiobooks / CD ]
Release Date: Monday 30 August 2010
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This 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. 'Heartfelt and heroic - likely to do for Daleks and Cybermen what Fever Pitch did for football' William Cook, The Guardian Actor and comedian Toby Hadoke's hilarious and touching one-man show was a huge hit at the Edinburgh Fringe, and his nationwide tour was just as successful. This two-part adaptation, based on the stage show and starring Toby Hadoke, Louise Jameson and with a cameo by Colin Baker, is a celebration of Doctor Who for fans and novices alike.
Toby Hadoke was born to love Doctor Who. To Toby - a shy, weedy kid whose dad had left home - the Doctor was a hero, and the show a lifeline he clung to throughout his childhood. He kept the faith when other boys mocked him, girlfriends dumped him and (worst of all) Doctor Who was cancelled. After living in the closet for 16 years, finally the time has arrived to come out and admit it: yes, he is a Doctor Who fan and proud of it.
Climb aboard award-winning comedian Toby Hadoke's TARDIS on a trip through time, charting the rise, fall and rise again of a television legend through his voice-overs and reminiscences. A swift, personal, satirical and razor-sharp comic odyssey from child to man, through obsession, joy and disappointment, this will thrill and delight both hardcore fans and those who wouldn't know a Slitheen from a Silurian.