Welcome to TimeVault
…where we review, chat and waffle on about some of our favourite subjects, including Doctor Who, Hammer Horror, Blake’s 7, Sapphire & Steel and The Avengers as well as many other British cult classics.
TimeVault is a continuation of a project started back in May 2007 when myself, my brother Mike and one of our friends started Cadmium2, a podcast about British Cult TV, Film & Radio. The main focus was to watch and review every episode of Doctor Who, in order, from the beginning. With two shows a month, one would be Doctor Who and the other would cover something else from Britain’s massive back catalogue. Three and a half years and 82 shows later the podcast came to an end due to a creative differences, Beatles-style break up – but without the money or fame. However, in that time we managed to cover not only the first 191 episodes of Doctor Who (41 stories, 1963-1968) but also Timeslip, James Bond, 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, Carry On Up The Khyber, The Hitch-Hikers Guide to the Galaxy, Hot Fuzz, The Avengers, The Slide, The Italian Job, The Mighty Boosh, She-Wolf of London, Ultraviolet, Dead Set, Village of the Damned, Children of the Damned, Mort, Monty Python’s Life of Brian, Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde, Dark Season and Robin of Sherwood!
We were very proud that something originally intended to be just a hobby for us, turned into a podcast 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 break, Mike and I returned in February 2011 with TimeVault and we’ve now done more shows than before!
To listen to and/or download all our podcasts, please visit our Podcast Library.
Paul (the devilishly handsome one on the left) was born the day before The Green Death, Episode 2 was broadcast – but the association between maggots and evil supercomputers ends there. His love of British TV, film and radio hovers precariously between acceptable nostalgia and obsessively living in the past – however, if you’re listening to this podcast you knew that already. You’re probably just like him, so don’t judge. If you’re a glutton for punishment, you can read his personal blog here.
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).