WELCOME TO THE TIMEVAULT PODCAST
…where we review, chat and waffle on about some of our favourite subjects, including Doctor Who, Hammer Horror, Blake’s 7, Sapphire & Steel and many other British cult classics from TV and film.
Paul (the devilishly handsome one on the left) was born the day before The Green Death, Episode 2 was broadcast (go and look it up, you know you want to). His love of British TV, film and radio hovers precariously between acceptable nostalgia and obsessively living in the past – but if you’re listening to this podcast you knew that already.
Mike was born during the Phillip Hinchcliffe era of Doctor Who (somewhere between The Seeds of Doom and The Masque of Mandragora), which explains the tendrils, the slime, the claw and the sinister voice. He can’t remember the first episode of The Avengers he saw but he’s pretty sure it had Steed in it. His favourite Doctor Who story is Horror of Fang Rock and his interest in Hammer films is based on their cultural and historical significance (ahem).
TimeVault is a continuation of the Cadmium2 project, a podcast started in 2007 by myself, Mike and one of our friends. The idea was to watch and review every episode of Doctor Who, in order, from the beginning. With two shows a month, we’d do one Doctor Who and the other would cover something else from Britain’s massive back catalogue.
Three and a half years later, for various reasons too complicated to go into here, the podcast came to an end after 82 shows. However, in that time we covered not only the first 191 episodes of Doctor Who (41 stories, 1963-1968) but also Timeslip,The Stone Tape, The Tomorrow People, The Box of Delights, Nebulous, Red Dwarf, Withnail & I, Children of the Stones, Ghostwatch, Blake’s 7, Captain Scarlet, The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, Hot Fuzz, The Avengers, The Slide, The Mighty Boosh, She-Wolf of London, Ultraviolet, Dead Set, Village of the Damned, Children of the Damned, Monty Python’s Life of Brian, Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde, Dark Season and Robin of Sherwood!
We were proud and astonished that something originally intended as a hobby for us ended up with listeners all over the world, who were not only interested in what we had to say but also tracked down the things we covered to experience them for themselves. What more could you want? Well, as it turned out, our listeners wanted us to carry on. So, after about six months, Mike and I returned in February 2011 with TimeVault and we’ve now been going longer than the podcast we spun off from. As the original Cadmium2 podcasts are no longer available, we’re re-doing the first four series of Doctor Who whilst continuing the chronological viewing, so that we have a complete set for this podcast.
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