Hosts Ben McKenzie, John Richards and Petra Elliott discuss Tom Baker and comedy in Doctor Who in the fourth live Splendid Chaps episode, recorded in two parts at Trades Hall in Melbourne as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival on April 6 and 13, 2013. With special guests Dave Callan (Triple J), Paul Verhoeven (Steam Punks, Lords of Luxury), Adam Richard (The Shelf, Outland) and Josie Long (Lost Treasures of the Black Heart), plus the stand-up Dalek and a cover of Doctor Poo and the Psychic Koalas’ “The Universe is Big” performed by our very own Petra and the Time Lads – Caleb Garfinkel and Bryce Clark!
The warm-up Dalek! Photo by Alanta Colley.
Hosts Ben McKenzie and John Richards and guest Dave Callan listen to guest Paul Verhoeven. Photo by Chris Butler.
Guests Dave Callan and Paul Verhoeven create a cheap Doctor Who monster. Photo by Chris Butler.
Hosts Ben McKenzie and John Richards and guest Adam Richard listen to guest Josie Long. Photo by Alanta Colley.
Guests Adam Richard and Josie Long. Photo by Chris Butler.
Petra and the Time Lads: Bryce Clark on keys and Caleb Garfinkel on guitar. Photo by Chris Butler.
Petra Elliott and Time Lads guitarist Caleb Garfinkel. Photo by Chris Butler.
Petra Elliott sings while Ben McKenzie and John Richards do the comedy speaking parts. Photo by Alanta Colley.
Hosts Ben and John create bubble magic, just the way the Psychic Koalas would have wanted it. Photo by Chris Butler.
Don’t forget you can go into the draw to win a (Region 4) DVD copy of The Legacy Collection box set (containing Shada and More Than 30 Years in the TARDIS) by commenting on this episode below! Tell us what you think of the Baker era, share your favourite gags from Doctor Who, or just tell us what you thought of our Comedy Festival episode. Comment by May 18 to be in the running, and we’ll announce the winner at the recording of Five/Fear on May 19.