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Staggering Stories Podcast #411: Slasher Sylvester
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 22 Jan 2023 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn review the 2020 Sylvester McCoy film ‘The Owners’ and the 2022 Discworld film ‘The Amazing Maurice’, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:33 — Welcome! 02:32- News: 02:38 — Wednesday: More […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #410: Great Balls of Crystal
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 08 Jan 2023 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Steven Clare discuss the Doctor Who Christmas and New Year specials, play a game, come up with our Predictions, Hopes and Dreams, and Fears for 2023, see how wrong we were about our Predictions for 2022, find some general news, and a […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #409: Festive Muppetry
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 25 Dec 2022 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Steven Clare review Doctor Who: Blood on Santa’s Claw (Big Finish) and the 1992 film The Muppet Christmas Carol, find some general news, play a game, pull some crackers and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #408: Bacon and Kroll Sandwich
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 11 Dec 2022 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Steven Clare review Doctor Who: The Power of Kroll and the 2022 Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:08 — Welcome! 04:40- News: […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #407: Victorian Mysteries
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 27 Nov 2022 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review Big Finish’s The Paternoster Gang: Heritage 2 and the 2022 film Enola Holmes 2, play a Doctor Who game, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:11 — Welcome! 01:52- News: […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #249: Doctor Who – The Power of the Doctor
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 20 Nov 2022 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, regenerated, in front of 2022 Doctor Who story ‘The Power of the Doctor’, and spout our usual nonsense! The Master is splitting his time, Dan gets it in the face and the Doctor is seeing some old faces. But enough of their problems, please […]

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Blanche

Blanche

As inhabiting the mind of Woman of the Week


Full Name: Blanche Simmonds

Blanche joined the crew of the Buccaneer's TARDIS in 1887 London where she was a street urchin, her age being somewhere between 17 and 21. She has no idea of her actual age.

Blanche has no parents (her father is conspicuous by his absense and her mother gambled her away at a very early age) and was brought up by a Fagin style gang, until she began attracting the unwanted attentions of the gang leaders.

Leaving the gang she started operating by herself, living rough on the streets.

She quickly became an adept sneak thief and pickpocket (taking an important piece of equipment from the Time Lord's pocket).  When cornered she affects a down and dirty street fighting style, utilising anything that comes to hand - a knife, broken bottle, or even a piece of wood with a rusty nail in it - doing maximum amount of damage with it in the time she has and then legging it.

Her blonde hair is kept cropped short in a boyish style (more out of habit then necessity these days). She used to wear large baggy clothes in an attempt to hide her maturing female form but since she has started travelling has been branching out into more relaxed, casual clothes.  She hardly ever wears dresses, instead prefering jeans or trouser suits that complement her form.

She has attractive slate blue eyes, and a pleasant round face. When she first met Macfadyan she got on famously with him, their sense of humours complimenting each other. But after her death, the clones that Macfadyan created have to deal with his third incarnation and she can't stand him!! However, she is unable to leave him - unknown to her it is programmed into her mind that she must stay with him. She scores what points she can off Macfadyan but he is usually so far up his own rectum that her barbed witticisms are lost on him.

She is still trying to come to terms with alien lifeforms, even after all this time. As a result, Cre'at is a source of amusement to her, calling him "Mr. Balloon" knowing he will have to correct her. As Macfadyan hardly ever explains things in a way she can underdstand, Cre'at is slowly learning to translate for her.

What the future holds for Blanche is a mystery, but with the way Macfadyan's been acting, life is about to become very difficult for all of them.