Toby Hadoke Reviewed

A review of Toby Hadoke’s Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf show has been published in the Louth Leader, and if you haven’t seen the show yet you will certainly want to after reading it.

It’s a touching show, by all accounts, and even features the voice of David Tennant.

I’ve seen clips of it on Youtube, which showcases the comedy aspect of the show – there is much more to it, however, as Hadoke tells a wonderful tale of father-son bonding.

It is about his relationship with his son, his wife (Mrs Toby!), and his own father, who unfortunately, was not around to share the Doctor with him.

As the show continues, we see how the bond between father and son is enriched by the Doctor’s involvement, and one of the sweetest stories in the whole show is one in which Toby shows his son his first Doctor Who episode.

The next day, when he picks Louis (his son) up from school, he sees a little outcast standing alone in the middle of the playground. Because he, Toby, was such an outcast when he was a young boy, he is very concerned to see his son alone, exactly how he was at his age, and when another group of boys approach him, he is even more worried.

That is, until he sees Louis raise the topic of the show he watched last night with his Daddy. Suddenly the boys are hanging on his every word, and, as Toby says, it is all because of the Doctor, his childhood idol.

I’ve got a tear in my eye already.

Christian Cawley

A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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