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Episode 240

Ghost Reasons

This week, Dougray Scott, Jessica Raine and two scary skeleton creatures are all so unspeakably horny that all Nathan, Corey, Si and Pete can do is Hide.

Jessica Raine, who plays Emma in Hide will go on to play Doctor Who’s first producer Verity Lambert in An Adventure in Space and Time, a drama about the origins of Doctor Who which is released a few months after this episode. But more about that later, perhaps. (Spoilers!)

Sound Effects No. 13: Death & Horror was an album produced by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop in 1977 and used continuously in TV and stage productions ever since. Mary Whitehouse complained vociferously about its release, because of course she did.

Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar (2014) also features time-travelling astronauts with a ghostly influence on the past. It’s hard to imagine that it makes that much more sense than Hide though, isn’t it?

I considered writing about the racist lyrics of Cole Porter’s Let’s Do It, but after a second’s reflection, I’ve decided to just let you Google them for yourself. But really, don’t.

The Stone Tape (1972) was a made-for-TV movie written by Quatermass’s Nigel Kneale and featuring Jane Asher and Doctor Who’s very own Ian Cuthbertson. Like Hide, it features researchers spending the night in a house haunted by a spectral woman, but Neil Cross would like to make it very clear that for copyright purposes, it is in every way a legally distinct entity from Hide.

El Sandifer is particularly scathing in her assessment of Nigel Kneale in her essay on (among other things) ITV’s 1978 TV movie version of Quatermass.

And finally, Whatever Happened to Susan Foreman? was an episode of a comedy radio programme called Whatever Happened To…?, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in June 1994 — featuring Jane Asher (again) as Susan Foreman. It was released as a special feature on the DVD of The Dalek Invasion of Earth.

Actually, there is one more thing. The story from The Sarah Jane Adventures that we talk about in the tag is called Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?. It’s amazing. Go and watch it immediately.

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You can find Jodie into Terror, our flashcast on the Whittaker Era of Doctor Who, at jodieintoterror.com, at @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and wherever podcasts can be found. We’ll be releasing our final episode on The Power of the Doctor some time in October, we expect.

Our James Bond commentary podcast is called Bondfinger, and you can find that at bondfinger.com, at @bondfingercast on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else as well.

We can also be heard on the Blakes 7 podcast Maximum Power, whose coverage of Series B will be starting soon, with a Very Special Episode That I Absolutely Can’t Tell You About.

And finally, there’s our Star Trek commentary podcast, Untitled Star Trek Project, featuring Nathan and friend-of-the-podcast Joe Ford. This week, we went back or forward in time to the first series of Star Trek: Discovery and watched Vaulting Ambition.

Episode 240: Ghost Reasons · Recorded on Sunday 12 June 2022 · Duration 0:43:58 · Download · Open in new window

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