For those who are not aware of Tobyâ€™s work (I speak only to those who have been living in a box in the Himalayas for the last ten years and have only just reintegrated back into society), he not only wrote and performed the popular stand up piece Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf – which is a brilliant look at one man growing up loving Doctor Who – but also contributes to Doctor Who Magazine as well as various television and radio shows.
Within the interview, Toby talks about his stand up show and how it has changed over the years with various new materials. He also talks about his new book that he co wrote with Robert Shearman called Running through corridors, in which the pair sit down and separately watch episodes of Doctor Who from beginning to end. The book chronicles their correspondence about the episodes as they back and forth with their different opinions. Think A Writers Tale meets Doctor Who Magazine‘s The Time Team. Toby mentions how the book came to be written by the two:
â€œWe became friends when he came to see “Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf“. We started meeting for drinks and he suggested the idea to me. I jumped at it but never thought it’d actually happen.â€
The interview is short and sweet but also has some very interesting factoids for you to find out. For example, did you know that Toby has his initials drawn into the artwork for the Target novelisation of the 1987 story Dragonfire? No? You do now!
Head over to thepeverettphile.blogspot.com to read the interview in full.