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Doctor Who is back in style

Posted in Dr Who, TV with tags , , , , , , on October 8, 2018 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

The new series of Doctor Who aired last night, entitled ‘The Woman Who Fell To Earth’ (a David Bowie reference perhaps?), saw the first female Doctor in the series fifty year history, played by Jodie Whittaker. Chris Chibnall is the new executive producer taking over from Steven Moffatt. Chibnall produced the excellent Broadchurch which starred Jodie Whittaker, plus he has been involved in Doctor Who and spin-off Torchwood in the past

The new Doctor is ably supported by three assistants including all round entertainer Bradley Walsh (fellow comic Lee Mack guests in a later episode).  I am not going to give spoilers, save to say this episode features drama, loss, thrills and a scary monster (it collects a tooth from each of its victims – nice). Jodie Whittaker looks set to take Doctor Who into new realms and more importantly, being back lapsed fans like me. I stopped watching after Matt Smith, although I did enjoy Peter Capaldi’s swansong on the 2017 Christmas special, however I am hooked again and eagerly await the next episode…

Get running :)

Posted in Family life, Running with tags , , , on January 10, 2017 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

The BBC have a good article on how to get running –

and then you can find a local running club or event here at Run Together

Personally I would highly recommend the Park Run series of 5K runs that take place all over the UK on a Saturday morning.

I can’t wait to get back to running once my glandular fever is cleared 🙂

Andy & Mike’s Tick Tock Time Machine

Posted in Cbeebies, theatre with tags , , , , , , , on January 19, 2014 by The Rock 'N' Roll Oatcake

Sunday 19th January 2014 Theatre Royal, Windsor

A Sunday afternoon delight is what this show is, featuring Andy Day (of Cbeebies fame including Andy’s Wild Adventures) and Mike James (he’s done TV ads and works in IT!), who have teamed up to produce the Tick Tock Time Machine show. The shows premise is that Mike and Andy discover a time machine (or a toilet in a shower cubicle!) invented by Andy’s great, great, great grandfather Wally Bum. The duo travel back in time to medieval times and into the future where they do a good sketch on ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.

Like any good kids show it is very energetic, features audience participation (a mum and a dad will be picked as extra cast helpers), jokes/bad puns and sing-a-long songs. The main success of the show is the how well Andy and Mike team-up, with the funniest parts often coming via the ad libs when Andy forgot to move a prop off stage and later forgot his lines. Mike had a good natured pop at Andy’s Cbeebies career to date and many children would have left to return home singing the catchy but annoying Baby Bel song.

My son is five and enjoyed it a lot, joining in with all the actions and the best recommendation I can give it is that, when he got home he got his soft toys out as the audience and did his own version  of the show. He was even more delighted after the show with his photograph taken with the pair and a signed bookmark.

The show is touring throughout the year and it may even be make it as a future programme on Cbeebies.

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