Friday, 12 September 2014

PODCAST: Robot of Sherwood

In Robot of Sherwood, Mark Gatiss added another string to his bow (ho ho!) by writing a Doctor Who episode that was pure knockabout comedy. It can be difficult to get the tone on these historical farces right - if the plot is too silly or the jokes don't land then it can all fall apart and become The Shakespeare Code.

So which way did it go? You'll hear both extremes of opinion this week, and well as our customary fidgety noises, one listener's surprising revelation as to how he pictures us and our theory as to why the robots just wanted to eat pizza and listen to reggae.

Another thing that happened this week is that our attempt to record a more compact episode than our somewhat bloated offerings of late ironically led to a recording that took well over three hours to complete. What was the hilarious incident which led to such a mammoth recording session? You'll just have to listen to find out!


Image courtesy of our latest screencap hookup,

1 comment:

Chris JC said...


Clannad: Robin (The Hooded Man)
Styx: Mr. Roboto
Simple Minds: New Gold Dream (81/82/83/84)
Ween: Ice Castles
Mike Oldfield: Poison Arrows
John Williams: The Search for Robin
The Futureheads: Robot
Peter Thomas: Sneaky Robots
Mazzy Star: Spoon
The Alan Parsons Project: I Robot
Yo La Tengo: Green Arrow
The Buggles: I Love You (Miss Robot)
The Flaming Lips: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Steve Marshall: Arcery and Cranes
'Lectric Workers: Robot is Systematic
The Icicle Works: Chop the Tree
Sonic Youth: Poison Arrow
Blue Mercedes: Treehouse
Nobuo Uematsu: Danger in the Forest
Yasunori Mitsuda: The Wondering Forest
Paul Hardcastle: Rain Forest
They Might Be Giants: Become a Robot
Spandau Ballet: Gold (12" mix)
Toto: Robot Fight
Tennis: Robin