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Staggering Stories Podcast #329: Evil, Evil Monkey
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 01 Dec 2019 10:31

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn review Doctor Who: The Curse of Fenric as seen at the BFI and the first four episodes of the BBC’s His Dark Materials, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:26 — […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #328: Flappy Chronovores and Cyborg Policemen
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 17 Nov 2019 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review Doctor Who: The Time Monster and the 1987 film Robocop, play a game, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 00:34 — Welcome! 02:02 – News: 02:16 — Doctor Who: Ace […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #327: Insanity Breeding
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 03 Nov 2019 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review Big Finish’s Doctor Who: Dust Breeding and the 2019 film Joker, discuss their visit to the Panopticon Lite Doctor Who convention, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 00:49 […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #326: Do You Want to be a Hero?
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 20 Oct 2019 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Fake Keith and the Real Keith Dunn review Doctor Who: Revenge of the Cybermen and the 1986 film Biggles, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 01:04 — Welcome! 02:00 – News: 02:13 — Doctor Who: Is the Doctor now a […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #325: He’ll Save Every One of Us
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 06 Oct 2019 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, the Real Keith Dunn and Steven Clare review the Big Finish boxset Doctor Who: The Legacy of Time and the 1980 film Flash Gordon, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 00:59 — Welcome! 01:57 […]


Staggering Stories Podcast #324: Having a Carnival Row
by Staggering Stories Podcast
Sun, 22 Sep 2019 09:00

Summary: Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler and the Real Keith Dunn review the Doctor Who: Planet of the Spiders audiobook and Amazon’s Carnival Row TV series, discuss the recent BFI Doctor Who event, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically: 00:00 – Intro and theme tune. 00:45 […]

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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.