Episode 59: Two Diamonds in the Buff

In this Time Ram, we bring controversial 1970s story ‘The Talons of Weng-Chiang’ forward to the twenty-first century, fully re-tooled for Christopher Eccleston! Yes, you read that right. We also get little distracted, start up a family glazing business and become dropsy-raddled. Make an ‘orse sick, that would.


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This episode is based on the  1977 serial The Talons of Weng Chiang by Robert Holmes, which originally starred the Fourth Doctor Tom Baker, but has been Time Rammed to feature the Ninth Doctor Christopher Eccleston.

The podcast is hosted by Rupert Booth, Paul Ferry and Barry Williams.

Original music composed and performed by Ben Jones.

Zoom recordings by Barry Williams. Edited by Barry Williams.




The Talons of Weng Chiang     Trailer     The Ninth Doctor     Christopher Eccleston     The Fourth Doctor     Tom Baker     Robert Holmes     Fu Manchu     Bagpuss     Victorian Magicians     ‘Yellow Face’      Pablo Fanque     The Circus of Dr. Lau     The Seven Faces of Dr. Lau    Gemma Chan      Deep Roy      Jago & Litefoot     Rats in Victorian London     Homunculus      Opium     Next Time