9 Burst results for "David Whittaker"

"david whittaker" Discussed on Backlisted

Backlisted

04:26 min | 4 months ago

"david whittaker" Discussed on Backlisted

"Takes place in kind of structures at around her structure for the book is is Dante's inferno so this inferno which is kind of london purgatorio which is set mostly in italy. It's charles in italy and then party which is set in in new mexico. It's it manages not to talk about lady lover in fact that if anybody is reading this book wanting close close sort of line-by-line analysis of the novels is going to be disappointed. Because she like. I think i and i know. Jeff dive other people who are lawrence fans. What's great about lawrence of the letters the criticism. The travel books the poems in particular And she makes amazing case. Florence in this book is a kind of this federal creative Person who comes from a very very kind of ordinary working class background and becomes the kind of central figure in a kind of a cult. Middleton murry richard aldington hd There's an extraordinary sequence a long out of print call the autobahn that he wrote. Gugliotta barbecue of morris. Magnus is sort of command. Friend of norman douglas's ad in italy. So there's a lot of original search in the book the some great writing. I'm gonna just read a tiny little bit from the beginning to give you the flavor. If you're interested in even if you're not interested in i think this book would make makes the case best than anything i've i've read for why lawrence's work is remains important and relevant now. There was a great review of the book in the trivia. Who said it's a book. That performance of rare by david whittaker say it performs a rare inaudible task of saving a writer posthumously from himself. He's a little bit. The lawrence safe return to my own middle years. This time is a biographical subject is composed mysteries rather than certainties. Where once. I found insight i now find bewildering levels of naievty for all his claims to prophetic vision. Lawrence had little idea what was going on in the room let alone in the world. His fidelity is a writer was not to the truth but to his own contradictions and reading. Today is like tuning into a radio station whose frequency keeps changing he was modernised with an aching nostalgia for the past a sexually repressed priest of love passionately religious non-believer a critic of genius who invested in his own. Worst writing of all the laurentian paradoxes. However the most arresting is that he was an intellectual who devalued the intellect placing his faith in the wisdom of the very body that throughout his life was failing him dismantle his contradictions. However and you take away the structure of his being d. h. Lawrence the enemy of freud. Impressively defies psychoanalysis. So how can biography do justice to lawrence's complexities..

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"david whittaker" Discussed on Something Who

Something Who

04:39 min | 10 months ago

"david whittaker" Discussed on Something Who

"Well we've got a decent number download. The episode usually listeners seem to enjoy and a few new ones. But which is are you any closer to understanding the white put gus listening audience. I'm afraid not joyce they're completely alien. Species have been on twitter. How can we speak their language. Clearly our podcast is getting through to them. We need some sort of translation machine. Or can you just edit them better. Well maybe only remove things from what we originally said. I dare say. I could build a chance later. Pat the public wittment. I was going to build them. But i never got into it. What you chance now. Well you'll need a lot of expensive equipment. This is something who you've got to pounds fifty. They well i might have to cannibalize some of the equipment into sending who bunker like this door lock. Hang on someone's just burst through. The door is gaffe gentleman. Hello how did you find us. Gaffe has being in the bunker before. You're not surprised to see me. No particularly no our guest usually come back. I am surprised to see you. I thought i'd successfully killed your podcast last time. Well despite your efforts people listen to us anyway didn't they must have been my fascinating installations vestry of physics. I've returned to finish the matter myself. I'm sorry gentlemen but this podcast ends. Now it's my moral duty but we've watched the stories that we got in the wine and the chase 'em sticks and there's lots of science to talk about. It'd be rude not to give it a go. Did you say why in science. Oh go on then play the theme. Hello and welcome to something who podcast episode thirty nine. I'm richard and after we looked at the most recent episode of doctor who last time. It's back to the archives for two stories with a connection to nine hundred sixty nine in the space race. I up his third doctor story ambassadors of death and then. We'll have a look at eleventh doctor. Asking the impossible astronaut stroke day of the moon and joining me. Something who bunker as usual law. Paul and giles and as you just heard back once more gas contributor gaffe hello thanks back. Yeah well this is remarkable. And hello joslin paul. Are you want to speak now. Okay look always a pleasure to have you find gentlemen along. So i guess we're gonna kick off with ambassadors of death story. Nominally written by david whittaker but in fact with us when everyone seems to have had a go to including malcolm hoc terrance dicks and trevor ray. I'm sure get into that soon directed by michael ferguson. It's the third story of season seven broadcast in early. Ninety seventy i guess wants to say about this initially was. It's just one of these kind of strange mystery. Stories from the early part of my fan experience ambassadors of there was no talk book in the seventies. obviously you it was well with four home video and this the plot is so incredibly ludicrously complex certain you know synopsis was ever gonna really do it justice so it's a story that i grew up not really knowing anything much about until probably the mid nineties Your experiences of it were guinea. Talkers is that. We're all much the same on that school. Think so until the dvd came out says one of those few. Yeah on the last few unseen daughter. The picture of of those that are available to see does it would have been on. uk golden..

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"david whittaker" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

06:12 min | 1 year ago

"david whittaker" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Time since the pandemic began. So people are slowly flying again. People are traveling again, more people probably looking for places to road trip in places where folks are taking it seriously with social distancing. I know a lot of hotels have revamped everything a lot of entertainment destinations. They've done the same to try to attract. As many people as possible in these times and try to get as many people to feel as comfortable as they can. Well. Guess what. A budget traveler dot com named two cities that are really doing a good job with encouraging safe travel in the air of Cove in 19 and Chicago was one of them. Nashville was the other And they just called and kind of took a look at what we're doing here locally to say, Hey, they're trying to track you back, but social but responsibly and they're doing a good job that lets talk to choose Chicago because They're a big part of the engine that runs our tourism here in the city President CEO David Whittaker joins the program. How you doing, David? Good afternoon, So I mean, it's It's funny because I have talked to you throughout this or folks from the travel and tourism industry and It just was sort of a dark. Look, We don't know when we don't know what we're going to do. And now it seems like okay, There are ways to get this started again. And you're you're all over that, aren't you? What we are, and thank you for, you know, thank you for enlightening your listeners with some of the things we've been doing, you know, in fact, I have to start off. Unfortunately by saying it's still a very, very challenging time for the hospitality industry, there's still some money. People were not working so many establishments that air struggling, especially a restaurant community. They're being very innovative and being very creative, and the numbers are improving. But again, there's just so much Damage that has been done. You know these last four or five months, But we can't focus on that. We have to focus on the recovery. And so if we are going to recover, we have to do so responsibly and and you're right. A big part of the initial blood. But you met him and interviewed him before our chair. Larboard, Glen Eden. Um and you know the tourism hospitality forward Pledge was our industry. Pledging to work together best practices. We've done training webinars sharing information, and in fact, do you think the tourism hospitality industry can be a model? For others to look at, as we all try to get back to normal whether big office towers are against big events local Are you interested or not? Right? So No, we're in the hospitality business are entrepreneurs know howto organize appropriately, they they deal with things like crowd sourcing and waiting in line and time, ticketing and reservation on moving people who, you know, moving crowd through venues. So if there's any group that is best prepared, and I think it's proving out in the numbers, right? I mean, You are saying you mentioned some of the national numbers even are local numbers when we look at hotel demand, which is rooms consumed. You know last for the last three out of four weeks, that number had done up last two weeks It was almost 60,000 rooms consumed. Which is more than double what it was in June is a bit humbling, though. You know this time of year. We should have 500,000 rooms concerned on a week. So you know we're still down over 80%. And so these air formidable times, But we're never going to get to 70% of 60% of 50%. If we don't start it being at 30 and 40% soak the good encouraging news for me, I think and for us is that people are returning. They had him good experiences. There's taking all the precautions there making and again all the venues have exit should pay some of the top attractions and survey polls for business experience of the year. Of satisfaction, and they're getting high marks for you know, appropriately making people feel welcome when they return, and we think we can be a model You know. Mayor and governor both commented this morning in press conferences that these are alarming New The last week, the number is starting to ride again. We don't want people to be alarmed and afraid we want him to be responsible. You know, the man, I'm going to talk about wearing a mask. We actually think that probably You're arguably safer being in one of my restaurants or one of our hotels in one of our attraction that we are about, you know, doing your own thing because the precaution during place, so that's a balance and a needle to thread. But we want people to feel comfortable. Enjoying all of this Great city has to offer knowing that the establishments have all the protocols in place. You just have to follow the guidelines right where your mask stay socially distant, and it's not just your behavior in that. Then you are at the nightclub with the restaurant of the attraction or the theater or the Newseum. No, it's when you go home, or do you continue that behaviour in your home situation with your neighbors and friends and relatives and in a 24 hour day job used to be safe, be responsible if we all fight through this No doubt about it, you know, And it's entering the health officials all but said that today, too, they said, When you were tracing back the rising cases it isn't going to the restaurants and the small businesses. It's going to private and individual gatherings and folks getting together with people they know and that's really driving the case. Loads as you know the case, Serge And I feel as if what your point a point you make is is a great one is that you're taking it very seriously because it's your livelihood and you need to make folks feel comfortable When you come in the door's. There's nobody in that hospitality industry who doesn't know the pain of where they come from and know that right now, in order to Make the people feel comfortable. You have to do things to achieve that. You know, you have to create a whole new environment for people and I'm hearing great things. About what what you're doing even from the hotels and Everybody. They taking enormous precautions now to try to make people feel comfortable and make them safe is possible. But we want that for all the right way. You know, perfect example. Just Friday, I went to this new amazing Monet exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago. And and you have a time that you arrived. They gather you separately. They only let certain number of people in at one time they have all the floor markings. They had to watch a guy so and I felt incredibly safe. But I also followed the rules right to just make sure that I followed good practices..

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"david whittaker" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

06:32 min | 1 year ago

"david whittaker" Discussed on WGN Radio

"Hansen here on the Wintrust business lunch 12 35 on this Gorgeous Tuesday afternoon had some like clouds come through the area bit ago, but they've cleared out of the way and we're being greeted with a gorgeous fall day Perfect day to talk about how great Chicago is, as opposed to some polar vortex day in a few months here to do that with us is David Whittaker, the president, CEO of to Chicago. Dave. It's um great news from Conda Nast. John. Thanks for having me on the R These are blue skies today In a great day to announce this morning Continous travel, one of the top reputation travel publications, both online and magazine, continous traveler, they do an annual Reader's choice award over 715,000 people voted For their favorite cruise line, their favourite golf resort, their favorite island resort. They also have a category for favorite big US City to visit and I'm swelled and just delighted to share its real victory for the entire industry. In hospitality and trouble that for the fourth consecutive year in a row, which is really significant, Takada was voted as the number one best big US City. We're number one It's really wonderful. Yeah, All right. This is going to turn to a session of himself love here because I think everyone could always use it. I look at these rankings sometimes and I got who cares? But the reality is that if a big publication does this people that are considering where to do their next trip. I mean, this could be something that tips them over the edge. That means lots of bucks for the city. Yeah, I know, obviously, and I could. I'd be remiss if I didn't acknowledge that. You know, As we're celebrating this accomplishment, it's in the face. That's a real significant challenges for one of our entrepreneurs a lot of our small businesses, but it really speaks to the potential of Chicago. It's been it's a reaffirmation of what we always do. Why, for four consecutive years before coded, it also laid the foundation to your point. As people start thinking about getting back out again. They're gonna want to go back to the things that they trust the things that they love. In Chicago has proven that experience for 750,000 voters are accurate on DH Way we know we're the largest convention town in North America. We know we have some of the most amazing restaurant attractions and natural assets and hospitality that our core, so it's about connecting with visitors again. They need to feel safe. They need to feel healthy faith and all the protocols were going through. That's what it's gonna be a measured re opening because as we do, we won't be able to come back and have those experiences. But we wanted to want to come back and a boat like this. A reaffirmation. It feels good for us, and we should take that moment. But more importantly, because of the challenges we're facing, it's something to build upon as we slowly and strategically and responsibly start welcoming people back. You teased a little bit of this, but I and I feel a little bit like Stuart Smalley staring in the mirror at this moment, but Why do people love us so much? Well, I mean, I think it's a variety of experiences equal the variety of our visitors. I mentioned we're number one convention town, but we're also the top restaurant city in the country. Fact continue. Our chefs continue to be acknowledged the famous chefs and then just the amazing food experiences not just in our definition restaurants but all in all over Beijing neighborhoods. Our art and culture. Second tonight, our architecture being celebrated practice in a few week opened. How's Chicago again to get out and celebrate? We'll use that as part of this Momentum building experience. It's the variety but at the core. What we know is when people come here they feel welcome. They are able to be themselves have a great, authentic experience and that authenticity is going to be what will help us be true to our roots and our DNA as we Content with that This is their favorite definition comeback, and people just again will host you responsibly at the appropriate time. This might be a dumb question. I've never afraid of those, though, David, When I think about tourists in the city you think of all the touristy places and they're all very centrally located to downtown. And when I traveled to other places, Yeah, I go on the list. See what to see. It's always in the downtown area. It seems like You guys have to Chicago make efforts to get people to travel. To what I think is the real gems of our city. Are the neighborhood spots, the places that are off the beaten path? I imagine you guys do what you can to try and get people to go everywhere they can in the city. Well, shameless plug. But since you ask, you know, I'm really proud of of our website Choose Chicago dot com. We have a whole neighborhood section of the teachers all 77 on in each of them. They have amazing tournament restaurants, artisans. Chicago made businesses, small entrepreneurs, not just restaurants and music and theaters, but Just the experience in the cultural diversity of some of our neighborhood. So from top to bottom, That's a big selling point for us and did a lot of publicity around that are and in this trying time as we get residents and nearby residents to start traveling again as a first Corps visitor. They don't want to do that. Been there done that if they want to explore new, authentic experiences, and so the strength of our neighbourhood, there's not a better time for us to promote that, as we connect again with our local and regional visitors. And then for the international visitors they want to go. That's the new trend in almost cities. They want to go off the beaten path where the where the locals go. What's the trend? Look. Att west, The West Loop it what? It was 10 years ago and what it is today that because people first started going there because it was It was new and exciting and everybody was talking about it, and they want to be the first person there. There's dozens and dozens of neighborhoods Look what's happening in Pullman, the food Hall had just opened formally, investments happening. Obviously, the presidential center huge going toward the south part of our community, so North South East and West, there are tremendous opportunities and nevermore more important to note this authenticity and diversity of our city. Then right now what We have to be inner core authentic. Absolutely, And I love the neighborhoods. I think that's our selling point. And why, As you said, people will come back, and that's no no. No shame to downtown is we've got a lot of great things that I'm sure we talked about many times before. All right. David Whitaker, president and CEO to Chicago, Congratulations. That's great news today. Well, I can't promise five Pete, but we were going to do everything we can to keep Chicago front of mind in the year to come. Well, operatives were Chicago. We should at least go for six. The Bulls did it. The Blackhawks have got six you had on the baseball team World. Siri's I believe you get six is well, check that math, but first one to get a look at the Wintrust business minute here, Steve percentage start your timer. It's time for the.

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"david whittaker" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

03:06 min | 1 year ago

"david whittaker" Discussed on WGN Radio

"That's right. I will be taking over and continuing on from noon to one. John Williams. Oh, back tomorrow. I want to talk to Jonah. Jerry. Just a lot of John's. I'm ready enough won't have Jonah Jerry and on starting things off, telling us all about the markets. We're going to talk about your 401 K ds in the winters, business lunch, and a lot of people choose not to look at them. Probably the safe thing to do as we go up and down, especially if you're not near retirement. But as you get closer to it just how aggressive should be or should not be. And we're gonna have James Royal from bankrate dot com on to talk about that. Also, Chicago continues to be a tourist hot spot. I shouldn't use the hot spot really in these times, but continues to be a very popular place for tourists ranked number one, according to counter Nast, So we're going to David Whittaker, the president and CEO of Choose Chicago on as well on, then talk to Amy Gooch about what's happening in national headlines, too. We're talking in the last segment about what's going on in Lake County and how you convert, and I really appreciated the insight that the clerk gave us on things to do. We've been trying to. You know, John does a great job getting different regions on different days of the week, so keep tuned right here. Tio here, Maura about that in the coming days and weeks, I just keep on hitting refresh. On this U. S elections Project website that gives us a look at the early voting statistics and 4.25 Million Americans have already voted. Here on October. 6th in 4.25 million Americans have already voted, if that was a share of the 2016 turn out to be about 3% of the votes, although some people think that Maura people will be voting here in 2020 than in 2016 if it compares to 2016 early voting. We ended up with about 46 Million people Voting early in 26. Teens are about 1/10 of the way there, but a lot of them came in the last couple days so well ahead of the pace of 2020 for voting early. All right. So flu shots is a conversation topic today for a lot of people not only because, of course, we've switched the calendar to October. A lot of people worried about shots, vaccines, everything. In general, the president effect even tweeting about flew this morning. Here to answer the questions about the flu shot is Dr Lee Andreas Libre joining us now, doctor? Did I say the last name correctly? Mom. Libert, Libert. Thank you so much. Yeah, CDC associate director for minority Health and Health Equity on why you really need a flu shot. I think we're told this every year. I think people's ears are a little bit more perked up this year. Perhaps that's one silver lining people concerned and wanted to make sure they're safe. Yes, Absolutely. If we are kind of moving through, Ah, the covert 19 pandemic and entering into flu season it. Ah, good year for us to be particularly conscientious about getting Ah, flu shot I want Teo especially raised the importance of a flu shot this year. For African Americans and Hispanic and Latino populations, who tend to be under vaccinated and who have AH vaccine coverage of what average.

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"david whittaker" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

06:57 min | 1 year ago

"david whittaker" Discussed on WGN Radio

"David Whittaker is the president and CEO of that organization. Hey, David, you're on W. G N radio. Welcome to the show. Hey, Good afternoon. Thanks for having me and I like that on your website. You have something that I think is worth everybody's attention right now. 10 free things to do in Chicago this July. Ah, lot of the two DUIs say in print were published in You Know, we were written and maybe April May, February, January. These articles get written long in advance and the things that a lot of the magazines were saying, do this in Chicago. You can't do but yours is very current. And has some good ideas, so I'm I'm happy to see that. Thank you for the compliment. Talk to me a little bit about what you guys do. Who do you represent? Is this a travel or tourism site, then? Well, you know to Chicago dot com is the Earl and the website for our organisation Choose. Chicago. Chicago is a nonprofit organization you have the board of directors checked like Lenny. Uh, 40 35 person board, representing mostly the tourism and hospitality and convention industry. Also had some of the mayor and the governor have appointed people to our board. We're a nonprofit nonprofit organization but were our biggest source of revenue comes from a hotel tax that's charged. When people stay in hotels, we would see the piece of that just under $20 million over $200 million is generated. My hotel's in Chicago for tax purposes that help support city and state services. But we invest that 20 approximate 20 million in marketing and promoting the city. We also are the sales agent for McCormick Place, and so we collaborate with MP Am McCormick Place and all of our big Host hotel, the big, especially the big box hotels We routinely host, you know, close to 40 50 major conventions a year. That's on hold. For now. We could talk about that war so to Chicago, is a definition marketing organization. Obviously, you just kind of led this off right now. We're with all that's going on. We're kind of staying focused locally. Um, we're not expecting a lot of people to be flying in time soon. There's such uncertainty, the Dr Mark, it will be very in the local and Dr Market. And to help people feel confident again about returning out, including our residents and our and our core visitors. We've created a new organ, a new initiative called Tourism Hospitality forward because we we simply have to build confidence Research suggested over 70% of people now going online and researching their destination. Obviously, they want to make sure where they're going. He's prepared for them. What are the plans in place? A cz? Well, you know how I check in how I arrive at their time, kick it for the crowd control issues, So all of those factors are part of the planning. To open Chicago Responsibly open Chicago carefully because, of course, we're following the mayor's great leadership in the governor's leadership to make sure that we follow the phases and follow his science. We're heading in the right direction. Now that we've just gotten into face for You see that attractions are starting to open. The Architectural River tour started late last week of the attractions. Many of the attractions air slowly open, carefully opening with five crowd restrictions so that they can again be responsible. We want all of our visitors to feel comfortable and feel safe and threw a confident when they returned to doing the things they love. I took a picture yesterday out my window, one of the architecture boats going by and where they are usually crammed with people. Now the chairs were spread out there fewer chairs and frankly, they're kind of empty yesterday. Literally. I saw one of the tour boats go under the bridge that I was walking over. The woman was at the front. The dose isn't giving the tour All of the seats were spread out there in the two decks. There was one passenger on that boat. So if you thought about coming into Chicago in July or August, the city is gorgeous. It's not crowded. Things are opening up. Make reservations. If you're going to go to a restaurant if you can, even for lunch, But I'm telling you a lot of the things that you want to do, including shopping now and some of the attractions, But not all of them. Make reservations in advance if you want to go to a museum, campus or zoo, but You can start to do Chicago, right? Hey, you need to you need to come work for us. I'm an added the kid man. I work downtown. And I love this city. Why, you know and listen, I understand people's trepidation. I suppose you don't need to sell Stuff I'm selling. You need to sell the safety of it, don't you? Yeah, you know again, a couple things that I would share. One is we've got one chance to really get it right. And you've unfortunately seen in other states and other cities in Texas and Florida and other states, they have possibly irresponsibly or too quickly are short sidedly have opened too soon and have not put in some of the practical science based And rational bay. Things that are attractions air doing that our restaurants are doing again at great sacrifice. Okay, So, of course, as you said, way, we almost have a moral obligation to get back out and start supporting the men and women who are working in our restaurant is working in our attractions. On the front line. The owners and operators they make tremendous sacrifices to follow the Sinus now the chance to to reward us for what we love to do and reward our partners. Because we can get back out responsible for the great example this weekend, which, of course, was fourth of July and that helped But our hotel occupancy, wass On Saturday night. 40% Now, you know that's 40% less than we would expect on a given year, right? And no one is going to be happy being down 40% But that's 40% occupancy. That's better than 2% are 7%. Yeah, surprised. We say it was that high. Well, and then I just shows the potential of the city and the customer appreciation for what we have to offer. This is the playground of Illinois backed over 30% of our visitors are our Illinois residents, both from the collar counties in suburbs and and downstate. Over 70% of our visitors come from our eight neighboring states. We call Kentucky a neighboring state. I'm not really sure it isthe could drive during the day. And you know the research that we're looking at Most people who've been surveyed Say their first trip will be with their family and their first trip will be a drive a trip and a knave ridge about 500 miles. So that's our sweet spot. The 70% shows the potential now over just over 90 hotels have opened. That sadly means that there's still about half of our hotels that are not open. We have to pause, Of course, while we get back to the ability to host meetings again, and that's going to be another step in the road, But what it shows is the tremendous potential the tremendous lure..

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"david whittaker" Discussed on Next Stop Everywhere: The Doctor Who Podcast

Next Stop Everywhere: The Doctor Who Podcast

12:45 min | 1 year ago

"david whittaker" Discussed on Next Stop Everywhere: The Doctor Who Podcast

"And it was good the colors as well. Also I mean Jon Pertwee was a big puddles of my childhood because he voiced one of my favorite cartoon characters growing up which was spotty from the cartoon series super. Tad's who I think you guys familiar with. I'm in a little bit familiar. I know we did Worzel Gummidge in the UK but was not aware that he did Super Ted and so I love that every time I get to hear his voice. It's just wonderful when it comes to actual series a first impression both the first time I saw when we watched it now I was a odds but an interesting one as I actually sat through this in one sitting as having the past and is almost three hours long. If you just watch it all the way through of course they'll be allowed to discuss. I did have a few problems with the Sierra. When it comes to Mrs Shores Wardrobe and Dudley Simpson's incidental music which did bother me a little bit but I'll get to that later on some sure. We have tons discussed but I really really enjoyed this area. Well I for one prefer this. Shah's go go boots. But that's just me so 'cause I kinda dig that all right so As for me. Yeah. It's been awhile since I've watched this one when I I I watched it I got to see it on. Pbs in black and white but recently when they had the the DVD release the they ended up they had the the little bit of Trivia. Here they had. The first episode wasn't color. They had that available but the further remaining episodes two through seven they basically did the whole re colorization process and as a result. You know the I think the video at times looks a little bit weird and poor. Because you know of that you know that. I don't think it's like a a a like a full process of recolonization. I think it's more like a kind of a half effort. And so as a result you know sometimes you can kind of see a little bit of black and white creeping in at the top and the bottom of the screen at times depending on what's going on but so I was really glad to get it in color and I kind of just I just kind of get. Dig The overall vibe. You know you of get a little bit of the James Bond. Ish feel to to pertwee's doctor in this one. I love the idea of like. Hey you've got three creepy aliens in astronaut suits walking around and killing people with their touch and I just love the whole look. I love the way they were shot. As they you know walk You know in as trinity toward the camera and You know it just Liz Liz actually gets an action sequence in this one which I definitely want to talk about and I think it's a really nice little Early entry to jump. Pertwee's era all right so give a little bit of an overview before we get into our main things this episode the story. Excuse me was written. By David whittaker her who notably wrote the crusade the power of the DALEKS Patrons for story the evil of the Daleks the enemy of the world which hey DJ. Nick and I talked about here next up everywhere and the wheel in space but interestingly it was rewritten by by Terrance dicks Trevor Ray and Malcolm the incredible hulk because apparently David Whitaker. This story was apparently originally written for Patrick. Trautmann's era but then when Petro Frazer Hines and Wendy. Padbury left the show. The the original plans that were the story was being set in the future and it didn't have unit and So when when The story you know. Obviously the Jon. Pertwee ERA STARTED. They needed stories for it. And as a result when this story was adapted. Apparently David Whitaker had a lot of problems. Writing for the PERTWEE era. He came up with a few attempts. They didn't work out so apparently Trevor Ray Turns Dixon Malcolm. Hulk ended up rewriting the story and adapting it for jump. Pertwee's era so I thought that was kind of interesting and The story is directed by Michael Ferguson. And was the third serial from season. Seven nineteen nineteen seventy so th anniversary almost the ambassadors of death and of course starring. Jon Pertwee as the third Dr Caroline John as Liz Shaw and Of course with guest appearances by Nicholas Courtney as the Brigadier John Levinas Sergent John. Benton John Avnery has a turn here as the big bad of the story. General Charles no relation Carrington. He's notable because he played the character enlightens in fury from the deep and He played Richard Rail Tin in-depth to the Dow dialects rank win in the power of crawl from the Tom Baker era and he was in a little movie. You sort of May Have heard of called the godfather part three which I thought was kind of interesting Ronald Allen Played Ralph Cornish and previously. He played a character named radio in Petro Story. The dominators and Playing the reporter. John Wakefield in the story is Michael. Wisher who was in several doctor who stories most notably as Davos in Genesis of the daleks that Tom Baker classic so we essentially have Daverson. This we have wrecks feral or excuse me he also played Rex Pharaoh in terror. The AUTOBAHNS CAKE IN CARNIVAL MONSTERS MAG rick in revenge of the Cyberman in Morelli in planet of evil from Tom. Baker's era and also most notably in the story. We haven't action by the name of Jeffrey beavers private Johnson the the radio operator for Unit. That name says familiar while. Hey you know he was Played the second master. In the keeper of Truckin and of course many big finish audios as he's reprised the master for those and So essentially we have Davos and the master in the story which is Kinda cool and Jeffrey beavers also was in the two thousand ten movie era version of clash of the titans. And the tutors and also most notably hey he was the husband of Caroline John who played Liz Shaw until her death in June of two thousand twelve when Saudi she passed away so thankfully Jeffrey beer still with us. I believe so Which is Great? Because I love hearing him on big finish but I think that's a pretty interesting little bit of Trivia so Anybody a have anything else. They'd like to add before we get to our topics. No I well said as always Charles and I'm looking forward to talking about getting into the meat of the discussion story. All right so with that in mind topic number one space control to Dr John. Take your protein pills and put Joe Helmets on sorry. Couldn't resist a little David Bowie? Riff there from space oddity. Because Hey let's talk about the the doctor and Liz the third doctrine Liz as The doctor goes into space and Liz finally it's an action sequence of our very own only to get captured and forced to Hang out in this bunker for most of the story so I WANNA get everybody's thoughts. Nixon sure are wonderful. Special guests companion this time. Let's start with you. What is your thoughts about? The third doctor lives in the story. Well when it comes to to Jon Pertwee is I as I mentioned before. I just love the he. Is this man of action. I suppose it also reflected times little. Be as no bond spy shows were pre popular during the seventies though. He the his vanished Nike. Though we get CMO of the doctors mental prowess and how he's pretty much a few steps ahead of everybody else and I always also found the concept of the earth. Doctor was an interesting concept is in this case. It's not Mohamed. That goes the mountain. It's the mountain that comes to Muhammad as they say but we know that in this case doctors an excellent diplomat become a theme in quite a few series and of course we noticed he is very short tempered with those whom he may find stupid or just seem slow compared to him and also I have to admit though. I'm not a car guy. I love to see him. Dr Betsy whenever we get the opportunity as he has tricked out with the gadgets and Gizmos and so I kinda got the sixties Batman vibe from that version of the batmobile and the gadgets and so that was Kinda cool also you know as I did mention. We did get his genius. When it comes to developing to to the ambassadors probably knows way more than the folks at the British Space Programme. Do at this point so so that was. Kinda Fun and when it comes to his show we'll caroline. John is always a pleasure to watch and I think it was an excellent touch that rather than just give the doctor pretty face or person to protect or in his words someone to pass him test tubes and tell about Britain we actually learned surprise surprise. Women can be attractive and intelligent if the to kind of knocked right. The two not mutually exclusive votes. I think it's wonderful. Smart woman can really and truly be a companion eight him during his Sajjan and on Green Planet and my only gripe is if she is a scientist you think she dressed more sensibly rather than how going out in shorts skirts. I mean I know it was the style at the time but I find it was a bit of an attempt to sexualize but we do know this is not what the show is about that will be also have a problem with future female companions but I must say willing to have a very soft spot for this show not to mention. She's the first companion living color which is very cool right exactly and just see how about you. What were your thoughts about these two characters when I watched this Episode and actually any of those with the third doctor. I go back to when it was the fiftieth anniversary. An for several weeks in a row Bbc America did a Stephen Moffatt talking about each of the doctors and they had other things and they were really special Specials carton pardon the pun a third doctor revisited or something like that. Yeah and and he talked about and I know this is obvious. It's worth saying you. It was like it was a he. He'd already talked about how much Patrick Troughton had to. Carry right to me the second doctor but this guy. It's a brand new show. It's set in earth it. It's in color He's working with unit He is as we talked about a doctor of a man of action and I I'm always just impressed that they were able to do that. Major change yet. It feels like doctor who So I really like this Especially being set earthbound. Yeah Yeah and I They got we got away to have the doctor getting into space. Though I wonder if the free time lords are unhappy like if they had found out that he had gone in this primitive capsule would they have been. You know you know like okay. You broke curfew..

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"david whittaker" Discussed on Something Who

Something Who

15:25 min | 1 year ago

"david whittaker" Discussed on Something Who

"Is Smith. I did speak with you a you. William Shakespeare Pray. What about faith? Pecu- Pardon Visitor Soros deprive or if my children rubber of Mike Goods. Who says you know? These faces a bit familiar. No I did not but never mind that you. You still might words really this. Is this sketch it is from. The words of my pen meant a pretty poor sketch to west plausibility. What did you both come from was one after another all stolen from me and stolen from me? Yes now there really is a point. There isn't if I stole from you. William Shakespeare how could I steal from him David Whitaker he did. You did steal from me. Then how could I steal from him? Hey you're blockhead please please. Now I had the woods fest. Oh how nice for you and I had them second. Did you receive them from me? No then whoever was stolen from Shakespeare must have given them to you now. Don't you agree? Yes so Mr Whittaker must have stolen them from you wishing her you villain now now now just a minute. Oh my dish Shakespeare. So undignified whitaker may have copied. The full of your place not arranged in good faith and was paid for them in good money. Just as you were that I've come to catch a thief. Mister Shakespeare your own place or an amalgamation of stories from history and legend. If anything you of faith I lack have caught my thief and it is I joy to you. Richard Giver of life to a writer on BBC salary. Yes yes yes off you go off you go few. That was a close shave. Who thought reusing scenes from doctor who is a comedy sketch you'll be so perilous say crusade David Whitaker for pots from nineteen sixty five. So we saw clearly. Obviously I picked this one because I thought well we've got a story that has at least some part set in a Middle East in the Middle Ages. But what else have we got? That does that well. Okay what about the crusade? And as Johnson says it That's the only superficial thing that the two things share really is is is and it's still still almost two hundred years apart but but they do. Have you know almost the same setting in any do? I guess. See that to some extent when Intensifies Chase sequences in the dark going through than they actually the city. Yeah but he's very very thin. I'll come the end. Maybe to some other similarities but the crusade. I mean we. We've we've kind of touched on it. Both in terms of the the sketch And also we. We mentioned it more than once this this kind of sense of almost being a Shakespearean play written very nicely I think by by daily whitaker not not talking down to the To the children of the mid sixty s but actually demanding in a way that in even don't follow every single word in every single meaning that the carried along by the by the way the actors are playing it and then they'll they'll sort of understand the meaning of it so yeah I think something to be learned maybe in that for for more than Brightest you sometimes feel that things need to be telegraphed an extremely obvious for the younger viewers and and it didn't didn't hold by that he he was quite happy to tell our them to to work out for themselves So anyway thoughts by the crew site. We just talked about historic holes and lines being blurred between. What's what's purely historical and people might be wondering. Well how can you see stoorikhel stories be? There's there's no monsters and then there's not much science fiction what's so good about them and if you haven't seen classical heart and all that you can still get your hands on and say somewhere then then please do it. Because the beauty of them is the tar derived somewhere randomly and because of the quality of the writing and the acting the crew and the doctor instantly immersed in that particular period so in the crusade seamlessly becomes the night of Jaffa Yup Opera becomes immersed in the world from solid So you see the crusade from both perspectives from Richard. The line outs. And his his age and then silent in as well. And you're not worried about the. You're not worried about the lack of monsters after watching it because you you wondering how it's GonNa Find Barbara. See Grit by that. You can see a wonderful performance as well by William Hartnell. He does a comedy stealing some clothes as a disguise. He has wonderful onscreen chemistry. We've Vicki uh-huh and then as ever with heart noise as you'll see guys when you dip into the classical stories that still survive. He totally immerses himself in. The world starts to meddle in in a phase of coal. We've Richard the line out and trying to broker plans between solid and Richard Lionheart. And it's just totally gripping it's like watching it's like watching a marvelous BBC costume drama It's not good. Yes I was just checking and it's interesting. This is the second of the savings to is still uncles. So of C- We've had the moments one comes before this and that's what Galley. Maybe he breaks the mould and stuffs doing different things. One is still feels like guests a fairly. They treated fairly straits. Yeah In terms of muck around with the format particularly is an adventure set in that particular time. But then we have available to. She's pretty much foot on false. And then this one is an up to Shakespearean levels with a bit of boyzone venture sodium as well and. I think it's interesting what you were saying. 'cause I'm gonNA guess is this stuff intends in does what what what they feel the need to explain. I guess for the average eight-year-old viewer of nineteen sixty five. They were immersed in those. The enemy was sometime before. They remiss in Los these kind of adventure sales set of items dispirited Clearly I guess the Crusades and stuff featured mind history curriculum substance people's. Yeah back in the day it would be. It was more a part of our island story. Got Out this at that time to. Maybe you know. Maybe it's faded from from the curriculum and it was certainly in a when island history. The Crusades were part of that syllabus level. History you could advance it a question about the crash site So I guess Does none of that but it certainly is as you say. It tastes new. Business seems is going to be a certain amount of nausea part of its viewers and as the netted get taking. They can catch up under Strong enough to tame posit without handed wack moved ahead bludgeoning into just as it is to go off tonight as you know my boy. Yes yes well. Heart doesn't have to say that the Muslims are terribly civilized because Berlin is demonstrating that they're very civilized with his performance a salad. Yeah I mean you know poss- possibly more of a northern accent than you'd expect Salad into how you know. Essentially it works fine. I mean I. So you've got this whole blacking up problem these days and I think the I think the thing with burning case performance is that he's not in any way parodying An hour performance fatty dino baby barely makes any concession to Woodside League essentially place. It is as he would play any part. Buddy has been given that kind of makeup to signify. Here is Here's an Arab character. the thing. I thought it down. In between industry in the first couple of episodes. Yeah possibly yeah paid later one but yes I did not that. I'm across the costs video magazine. That's why nobody yeah. I did see ninety percent Not Percents city accent. Would this one carry for fantasy landcare? Yes see him. Yeah Yeah Yes those that will come to maybe. That's Yes oh I think that's Tokyo. Listen Wayne Chang. Habitually gets it in the neck for the for the other face But then you send your get some Chang Jonbenet's isn't it? That's that's that part is played with dignity. And you know is a is a is a new cat so in many ways that maybe it's the lack of lack of other nuanced Chinese characters GAM team. Yeah That is what's available to it was here. It feels like okay. Guess it's a convention of time. You didn't have that many working out working ethnicity and that was just what you did. But but yeah Filthy to ham it up again with the post says two when he stopped. It's not culturally disrespectful. Because of the quality of the acting isn't very Ni- you bill and Weiss character both camps have got a sort of villain this as the L. of Leicester is Richard Lionheart Court and the Chap who stalks Barbara continuously with the scar. Or current luckier Thank you so i. I think it's very clever and take no modern script rights as you know they've got those companions and they use them really well to weave the story see they get split up. And then you've got the the story of INTRON GET BARBARA BACK. But the same time you get to see within the course salad in how they all interact. And then this this sympathetic Cyrus and characters. He helped Mark Brenner sister. So I think he's treat it so treated very sympathetically and it's it's cracking story. Yes it doesn't it doesn't But it's it's a tragedy on. It's interesting that the characters trying to the leaders in on both sides of joint to Vinnie. Trying to get out of this situation today offense those so it's a remarkably an eye on the identity. Quite how have these things where tools in the in would have been toes in the mid sixties? That's Richard. You'll notice that vintage to know you know you'd have been good figures into But it seems it seems remarkably progressive and the license was even. Yeah from today's standards. It's the kind of thing that you could. Yeah it's kind of being bitten into dot to of any modern drama. They handle handed. Everything will not leave and Hannity yes. It's almost the the exact opposite from from what you would expect of a mid sixty story particularly for children expect that they'd play up Richard as they as the has the hero but at the same time either the nurses asleep trying to force the Saracens back in the MS. Nelson's would be the the obvious villains of the piece and have nothing good about them and turns out completely on the Hatton. Yeah if anything. Your Salad is the best carry to rich and his kind of bit petty at times but it still has a certain ability bathroom as well So Yeah Yeah you know very interesting. Choices from from David Whittaker. Yeah and I can sit in my in my youth reading stuff. It was absolutely on. Those step was added steady on the lawyers in his face. A fine arts is being in his as being assertive I Garrett in seventy in this being more people to be more more. You're looking to move people to take. Am take a long hard look Any Danny Puzzle MISSTEP Z. Mesameh Sort of plenty of stuff. You know we as what we now know thing. That's the idea that Richard is putting for England. It's a little bit of a misstep. Because he to never say never the Lewa represent them. Just what is video Vince He was older much Hinton's just seeing gear singing But if a cash cow financing his his foibles but yes any is a remarkable well Julian Glover. It's remarkable performance You can see why that went on to do very well for himself gunny I'd say it's not quite as fast screen. Yes we identify things in films and some beforehand. But it's yeah it's it's good. Yeah it's this is this is w. camp failed is threatening. Yes yes so much. The Dream Team income failed a witter. Kanye YEP which makes it all the side of that would missing two episodes of duty to see them. The opening scene switching between Richard and Jeremy in obscuring absolute which were missing. Yeah I think that's I love to see how that platen presses sounds like they are Being civil some Paneth's playing into some of the skeletons room as I understand. Royd pertain to that pertained to those two. Mom Historically speaking was I think..

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"david whittaker" Discussed on WGN Radio

WGN Radio

07:23 min | 2 years ago

"david whittaker" Discussed on WGN Radio

"That readers have voted Chicago the best large city in the United States about that the readers choice awards longest running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry three years running for Chicago beat out New York she will take that absolutely how about that David Whittaker's the present CEO to Chicago he's on line with us now David congratulations on this three year achievement good morning everyone yes it's quite a special accomplishment specially for everyone involved in the visitors last tally diss trigger check out I was really proud of this is a readers poll but to win it three years in a row why do you think Chicago continues to beat cities like New York and LA in this country well I think it's it's a combination of things I mean the variety of experiences that we have to feature kind of matches the variety of whatever people into work known for a great restaurant she we're known for great theater scene our our architecture is unrivaled our friendliness is always noted it's a place where you feel at home when you hear some really diversity of experiences that what he called it the diversity of people who are tracking here and who are obviously voted for Chicago it's pretty remarkable when you think about we don't always have the sunniest whether off here for that so people are still visiting us in the winter time to write yeah in fact you know which seem real gross and again I think it speaks to the whether it's a great restaurant experience a great shooter experience those are great museum expenses things are pretty weather resistant clearly there's nothing like the summer and fall in Chicago which version that today but we're year round destination not south Americans love to visit us it's there it's a reversed you know I'll summers there winter vice versa so we're tracking record number of visitors from from Great Britain we've seen growth in obvious markets like China but the biggest gross but you know fourteen percent increase just in the last three years if you left major cities urbanites who love what they love in their city but not to go to other cities I was a little bit more time to recreation play how how much just to Chicago invest in making sure that when tourists come to Chicago they see more than just downtown well that's a great question factor or new mayor has has made it will cut our voting celebrating your neighborhoods I'm not sure just the places where people come to work but cases where people can go historic sites great restaurants you know we have over two hundred fifty cheaters this is your theatre in fact well in Chicago and we have over two hundred fifty status in our in our communities many of them are in a charming neighborhood so great restaurants scenes places to walk right by the diversity of our neighborhoods again gives us a real selling future when adjusted known for one each one street the variety of things to do really is what helps us attain being ranked number one for three consecutive years when you're ranked number one for three years it's feels like maybe can rest on your laurels for what can the city or what does the city have to do especially to Chicago to continue to keep tourism numbers where they're at well you know we sort of left not that that's what you implied we could have rested on our laurels after the first or second year and you just have to keep on working to invite the world here it's it's an honor to be given these kind of with knowledge much but it's really just a symbolic acknowledgment that the only people aware what's going on in Chicago they have great experiences when they come here they may have been here for a record setting needing a connection and then return with the family so it's a variety of things we have to continue to do you can never it's a very competitive industry you should do your initial senseless Boston some of the other top cities in the country would love to be ranked number one we've got to just keep working every day to make sure that people are aware of what we have to offer and have a great experience when they're here in center this is a collective one for the entire busier needing ministry the more crap David what occurs the president and CEO of true Chicago and for the third consecutive year Conde Nast travel learn as name Chicago the best large city to visit David thanks for taking the time out this morning appreciate it call it at St Pete places there you go all right yeah that's a great that's a great story for Chicago I think so I mean it really is I I always love taking visitors like to the name yeah it's because we have you know and we do have so many storefront theaters like all throughout when you probably have one of the best store front theater scenes in the country thanks I find myself I I think I fall in that category of of urbanites who like to go to other cities to visit that and my wife and I do that for our travel time you know New York or LA or other place we sent to Seattle and Portland so I I have this feeling every time I go to a newer area of Chicago or you know you're in a full market area or something like that you like I thought I was visiting the amazing this would be great for the jaded you get you know because you like you get to experience is valuable skyline or whatever you know whatever your you get to experience every day becomes yeah Monday but it's not it's not in this funny because just this this weekend we were driving on Armitage and we had we're going to run errands and there's a that stop at Armitage in Sheffield Nelson the light there and when you look out the L. the brown line in the red line cross right there and there was a train land loading of people getting on in the streets gave that they had set up and that's a famous shop for whenever you see a tourism video for Chicago says neighborhood and I thought about the same thing I'm like if I were visiting this town this would be an amazing thing to say and hopefully eventually we can you know make sure that all the all the neighborhoods get the distribution of the attention and well well resources they deserve absolutely when I went I'll tell you this if I were bringing people to Chicago I would have them check out the sixteen inch hall of fame in softball one thing that I have no doubt you would the sixteen inch softball hall of fame of course the there really is one here my gosh is the best thing in the world I've never heard of that okay me something sixteen is softball no gloves the big ball the mush ball is true is traditional Chicago softball it comes from Chicago awesome and they have a sixteen inch softball hall of fame which is out in force park and so our media league which we plan last year I went there I put a suit on after we won a championship last year and we didn't like was a White House visit to the sixty one they took us around and awesome tour guides and this year we were after that relationship with that we worked on trying to get the championship for immediately to be plain and the and the field of dreams diamond behind there did they order McDonald's for you they did not order McDonald's for me no no no but so tonight we played the WGN radio team plays the Chicago Reader in the Forest park diamonds it's it's open to the public seventy five hundred Harrison George bliss is on the line because he's doing play by play for us that their streaming at the streaming the broadcast how wide page yeah they're beyond where will it be George where where can we find where the were the stream will be the beauty of Facebook live which is taking off all the networks I think G. O. G. O. V. are great play by play enough is going to be on the arts slow pitch softball association that's all you have to remember slow pitch softball association Mister Whittaker was one of the quality forming Chicago is the best city because one of the reasons of course is this sixteen softball this whole cream we gather at seventy five hundred west Harrison street.

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