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Staggering Stories Commentary #224: Doctor Who – The Witchfinders
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 17 Feb 2019 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, ducking, in front of the 2018 Doctor Who episode ‘The Witchfinders’, and spout our usual nonsense! The Doctor gets herself tied up, Yaz has an encounter with a tentacle monster and Ryan has an unwelcome admirer. But enough of their problems, please sit down […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #308: Pearls Before Masters
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 10 Feb 2019 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn discuss their visit to the Doctor Who convention ‘Science of the Time Lords’, listen to Big Finish’s The War Master: Only the Good, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 00:48 — […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #223: Doctor Who – Kerblam!
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 03 Feb 2019 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, unboxing, in front of the 2018 Doctor Who episode ‘Kerblam!’, and spout our usual nonsense! The Doctor is overexcited by the Kerblam Man, Graham’s become a professional scrubber and Twirly has taken up smoking. But enough of their problems, please sit down with us […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #307: The Irksome Doctors
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 27 Jan 2019 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn debate each Doctor’s more irritating traits, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:09 — Welcome! 01:50 – News: 01:58 — Doctor Who: When the War Master Met the Eighth Doctor. 03:27 […]


Staggering Stories Commentary #222: Doctor Who – Demons of the Punjab
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 20 Jan 2019 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins and Keith Dunn sit down, fated, in front of the 2018 Doctor Who episode ‘Demons of the Punjab’, and spout our usual nonsense! Yaz wants to interfere with her grandmother, Prem has his card marked and the Doctor walks away. But enough of their problems, please sit down with […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #306: Seasonal Ranking
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 13 Jan 2019 08:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Jean Riddler and Keith Dunn discuss the 2019 Doctor Who New Year’s Special, rank the eleven ‘New Who’ Doctor Who series, play a game, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:40 — Welcome! 02:14 – News: 02:25 — […]

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.