“Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf”, Toby Hadoke, 9th April 2008

April 11, 2008 – 9:00 am | by Peekay

It’s obvious really.  Doctor Who is huge, and so is reminiscing about the past.  So why not combine the two, and what a hit you are going to have.

And in a way that is what Toby Hadoke has done with this show – but he’s done it with heart and passion, an acceptance of his Who geekdom and a belief that there is nothing wrong with that, and it’s much better than a lot of other things he could be doing.

After his father leaves the home at an early age Hadoke latches onto a new father figure, the Doctor.  And he becomes obsessed with him, having one of those brains that traps bits of information is perfect for a long-running TV series such as this.  He can list what actors played what roles, and in one instance how they went on to appear in the famous Ferrero Rocher advert.

As he grows up Toby finds his fondness for the Doctor being mocked and ridiculed.  Until the series is brought back by BBC Wales when everyone professes their apparent love for the series all along.  And with a new generation of Doctor Who shows Hadoke is able to form a bond with his eldest son as they watch it together and share the experience he went through alone in his youth.

Hadoke, a professional actor as well as a stand-up comedian, presents a great show, pitching the emotional, intellectual and physical journey perfectly.

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4 stars (out of 5)

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