Episode Nineteen: The Jollity Patrol

This time (ram), special guest star Melanie Clark – international streamer and Who-fan – joins us to examine that Peter Capaldi phenomenon, ‘The Happiness Patrol’. In this classic episode, the Doctor visits colony world Terra Alpha, where grumpy old gits are not welcome. Most of the Time Ram team would not last 2 seconds! So we keep our distance, and discuss extra-dimensional pockets, cheerleaders, classic sitcoms and The Chuckle Brothers. And maybe – just maybe -we’ll get to see some factories destroyed. It’s the one where Helen gets two fees!

Click on the image to access the episode on Anchor FM or stream from this site on the Podcasts page.

Episode One can also be accessed on the following platforms: SpotifyApple PodcastsCastboxPocket CastsRadio PublicYouTube and Stitcher.

This episode is based on the 3-part 1988 serial The Happiness Patrol by Graeme Curry, which originally starred the Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy, but has been Time Rammed to feature the Twelfth Doctor, Peter Capaldi.

The podcast is hosted by Rupert Booth, Paul Ferry and Barry Williams, with Special Guest Star Melanie Clark.

Original music composed and performed by Ben Jones

Zoom recordings by Barry Williams. Edited by Barry Williams.



The Happiness Patrol     Trailer     The Twelfth Doctor     Peter Capaldi     The Seventh Doctor     Sylvester McCoy     Portmeirion     Blue Meanies     Logan’s Run     Diana Rigg     Honor Blackman’s Book of Self Defence                              George and Mildred     Bertie Bassett     Mr Soft     S Club 7     The Beast of Caerbannog                                      The Chuckle Brothers     Peter Davison’s Crotch Flash   Next Time

Melanie Clark


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