This week, I'm joined by Luke Harrison, as we discuss the encounter between Unstoffe the con man and Binro the Heretic from 1978's The Ribos Operation. We discuss the role of science and the supernatural in Doctor Who, the fundamental nature of truth itself, and briefly, the Chuckle Brothers.
You can follow Luke on Twitter at @backintheussr6.
- The Ribos Operation - Wikipedia — The Ribos Operation is the first serial of the 16th season of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in four weekly parts on BBC1 from 2 to 23 September 1978. This serial introduces Mary Tamm as the companion Romana. The serial is set on the primitive and superstitious planet Ribos. In the serial, the exiled Emperor of Levithia, Graff Vynda-K (Paul Seed), seeks a piece of the rare element jethrik on the planet. At the same time, the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) and his travelling companion Romana look for the first segment of the powerful Key to Time, disguised as the same jethrik piece.
- Hustle (TV series) - Wikipedia — Hustle is a British television crime drama series starring Adrian Lester, Robert Glenister and Robert Vaughn. The show's premise is on a group of con artists who specialise in "long cons" - extended forms of deceptive frauds that require greater commitment, but offer higher rewards than simple confidence tricks. The show most notable qualities is on plots that involve behind-the-scenes action that the viewers are unaware of until near the end of an episode, as well as fantasy scenes and occasional breaches of the fourth wall by the main actors.
- Chuckle Brothers - Wikipedia — The Chuckle Brothers were an English children's comedy double act comprising Barry David Elliott and Paul Harman Elliott. They were known for their BBC children’s programme ChuckleVision. The comedy of the Chuckle Brothers usually derived from slapstick, wordplay and other visual gags, and their catchphrases included "To me, to you" and "Oh dear, oh dear".
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