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  • The Blue Box Podcast

    Episode 298: Barnfather, Banks and Briggs - Monsters!

    The Blue Box Podcast

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    22:16 (GMT) - 14 Mar 2018

    The Blue Box Podcast - Episode 298: Doctor Who Snap Round Two Brought to you every Saturday by Starburst Columnist - JR Southall, Lee Rawlings, Mark Cockram and Simon Brett.


  • Bigger on the Inside

    Bigger on the Inside - Episode 153

    Bigger on the Inside

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    18:00 (GMT) - 14 Mar 2018

    Series 10 kicks off with The Doctor meeting Bill Potts as they run away from an alien disguised as Bill's crush ("The Pilot"). Then the new companion is treated to a future where emoji-faced robots mulch people if they become sad ("Smile"). Please visit our Patreon page at patreon.com/edge.


  • Gallifrey Stands

    Gallifrey Stands -Ep200- The Gallifrey Games - Part 1: The Games Begin...

    Gallifrey Stands

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    14:25 (GMT) - 14 Mar 2018

    To celebrate 200 episodes of Gallifrey Stands, we invite 3 players (ok, it was 6 players, then folks got snowed in) and 1 trusy scorer to join us for the Gallifrey Games. Previous Gallifrey Stands guests Jon
    Davey (Creature Performer), Michelle Sewell (GSP regular guest) & Brian Coombes (cosplayer) join us to compete in a range of different rounds pinched from TV quiz show formats to be crowned the
    first winner of the Gallifrey Shield. We also feature some guest players from the history of Gallifrey
    Stands in a show not to be missed!


    Featuring Jeremy Radick (Gareth, Doctor Who TV Movie), Mark Baumgarten (MarkWho42), AM
    Audio Media, Matt Lees (Legend in my Spare-time podcast), Paul Gee (WhoNews), Johnny
    Whitetrash (The Johnny Whitetrash Show) & more.


    Warning, contains strong language.

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  • Doctor Who: Verity!

    Extra! - Erika in the Hot Seat

    Doctor Who: Verity!

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    11:30 (GMT) - 14 Mar 2018

    We've got another new feature for you this year: "the hot seat"! Join Deb, Katrina, and Tansy, as they grill Erika about...well, about anything at all! It's like a Verity-only version of Ask Verity Anything!

    ^E

    Links: Who Against Guns Steven's LEGO baseball field



  • Who's Doing What Now

    Series 6 Recap

    Who's Doing What Now

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    08:00 (GMT) - 14 Mar 2018

    We made it! The Doctor is alive and married. The Silence has been dealt with. Amy and Rory are doing Amy and Rory things. And Vince, Beth, and Kris talk about how we got here. All the highs and lows of Series 6 are on the table for this week's discussion. Join us for the talkie talks!

    Be sure to rate us on iTunes, Stitcher, Podbean and on Google Play!

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  • Discussing Who

    Children of Time, The Companions of Doctor Who

    Discussing Who

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    07:19 (GMT) - 14 Mar 2018

    We welcome R. Alan Siler as our special guest for Episode 99! We cover Alan’s upcoming book, Children of Time: The Companions of the Doctor, and are the first to find out who wrote the introduction! You will here it here first! Alan discusses the history of WHOLanta, his first encounter with Doctor Who, and even finds himself Discussing Trek! Episode 99 of Discussing Who is hosted by Kyle Jones and Clarence Brown.

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  • The Watch-A-Thon of Rassilon

    Third Doctor Special: The Karate Doctor (Like It or Else!)

    The Watch-A-Thon of Rassilon

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    04:59 (GMT) - 14 Mar 2018

    Toni and Joe take a look back at the Third Doctor, his companions, his serials, and his fantastic faces. Special guest appearance by Chris Cherry. This episode is brought to you by Friend of Rassilon Matt Golden.



  • Gallifrey Public Radio - A Doctor Who Podcast

    Classic Rewatch: The Monster of Peladon

    Gallifrey Public Radio - A Doctor Who Podcast

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    21:31 (GMT) - 13 Mar 2018

    If you know us well, you know that even when assessing the most lopsided and poorly executed story from Doctor Who, be it the new or classic era, we're going to strain at our harnesses to remain positive, and find ... Continue reading -


  • Roy's Rocket Radio

    RRR207 TV, Movies and Rich Old Vampires

    Roy's Rocket Radio

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    19:38 (GMT) - 13 Mar 2018

    Personal Log: Help This Podcast! It's Hanging on by the Skin of My Teeth and the Seat of My Pants, Movies: The Phantom Thread (2018), Mute (2018), Coherence (2013), The Cloverfield Paradox (2018), The Thirteenth Floor (1999), Racing Extinction (2015), The Machine (2013), Automata (2014), All I see Is You (2016), Radius (2018), TV: My Friend Dahmer (2017), The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (2018), Altered Carbon (2018), The Walking Dead (2018), Black Lightning (2018), Mary Kills People (2018), Counterpart (2018), The X-Files (2018), The Magicians (2018), Britannia (2018), Future Man (2017), Castlevania (2017), The Path (2016), Beyond (2017), Blood Drive (2017), Victoria (2016), The Alienist (2018), Goliath (2017), Ill Behaviour (2017), Toys: Playmobil Pyramid Set, Radio: The Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy Has Returned, Science and Technology: Google's Wriggled Out of..., MWC 2018, Samsung S9 and S9+, Ambrosia, Assassination Attempt on Ex-Russian Spy, Russian's Have a Nuclear Powered Nuclear Cruise Missile, Lockheed Martin's Hypersonics, Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump Meeting, UK Freeze Finished, But...


  • The Watch-A-Thon of Rassilon

    Third Doctor Special: The Karate Doctor (Like It or Else!)

    The Watch-A-Thon of Rassilon

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    18:59 (GMT) - 13 Mar 2018

    Toni and Joe take a look back at the Third Doctor, his companions, his serials, and his fantastic faces. Special guest appearance by Chris Cherry. This episode is brought to you by Friend of Rassilon Matt Golden.



  • Traveling the Vortex

    Episode 373 - The Wishing It Didn't Exist

    Traveling the Vortex

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    14:35 (GMT) - 13 Mar 2018

    In this week’s episode of the podcast we examine two Sixth Doctor and Mel stories. First, it’s Big Finish #97a The Wishing Beast. Then we follow that up with the connected prequel/sequel, Big Finish #97b The Vanity Box. Find out what we think of these two audio stories,

    Plus, we examine some news about a new take on releasing the Classic Series on Blu Ray.

    And, of course, your feedback.

    Enjoy!

    Links mentioned in the show:

    Find out more about #whoagainstguns by checking out Reality Bomb podcast,



  • Who's He?

    And in the Master's chambers

    Who's He?

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    11:54 (GMT) - 13 Mar 2018

    This week, Phil and Paul plunge into the depths of the murky waters of Target and come bobbing up to the surface with a look at the novelisation of The Sea Devils by Malcom Hulke. And in a surprising turn of events, our intrepid duo don't agree on this book. But which one thought it was a majestic blue whale of a book and which one thought it was a wet haddock? Tune in to find out!

    And in the news, we say goodbye to Ken Dodd, Dorka Nieradzik and Peter Miles, Christopher Eccleston opens up and what happened between him and the BBC after he left Doctor Who and in a welcome return to Omega's Tat Corner, it's handbag tat!



  • Who Back When

    B042 The 200th Episode Extravaganza

    Who Back When

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    23:31 (GMT) - 12 Mar 2018

    Shazam and Happy 200th Episode to Us!
    Here's the audio podcast version of this awesome milestone.

    The post B042 The 200th Episode Extravaganza appeared first on Who Back When | A Doctor Who Podcast.



  • Discussing Who

    Review of The Empty Child, Doctor Who Series 1 Episode 9

    Discussing Who

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    18:20 (GMT) - 11 Mar 2018

    Are you my Mummy? Rose and The Doctor travel back to WWII where they meet a fast talking con named Jack. Find out what we think, and let us know what you think as we review ‘The Empty Child’, Doctor Who Series 1 Episode 9. Plus, we welcome back guest host Nicole Mazza from the Termimus podcast! Hosted by Kyle Jones, Clarence Brown, and Lee Shackleford.

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  • Radio Free Skaro

    Pyramid of Goop

    Radio Free Skaro

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    18:00 (GMT) - 11 Mar 2018

    A jam packed, bumper edition of Radio Free Skaro this week! Not only do we provide you with an update on the #WhoAgainstGuns initiative with Joy Piedmont and Graeme Burk, but we also bring you a full length commentary for the 1987 special effects-laden spectacular that is "Time and the Rani", with special guest Jonathan Helm of WHO FX! There's also a bevy of Doctor Who merchandise to tell you about, including the just announced Season 12 Blu-ray set!

    Links:

    - #WhoAgainstGuns - Rachel Talalay writes about the Women's Gallifrey One panel - Season 12 Blu-Ray due June 11 in the UK - Season 12 Blu-Ray due June 26 in North America - New 6th Doctor Big Finish companion - Rose Target book audio CD - Chriswtmas Invasion Target book audio CD - Day of the Doctor Target book audio CD - Record Store Day City of Death vinyl release - Record Store Day Tomb of the Cybermen vinyl release - One Doctor, Two Hearts book - Tommy's Top Ten charity book - Topps 2018 Doctor Who signature trading cards - Special Weapons Dalek by Robert Harrop Designs - The Radiophonic Workshop play The Royal Albert Hall - Matt Smith on Desert Island Discs

    Commentary:

    - Time and the Rani - @who_fx / Jonathan Helm



  • Diddly Dum Podcast

    DIDDLY DUM PODCAST 092 - Who Unearthed Tom Baker?

    Diddly Dum Podcast

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    17:09 (GMT) - 11 Mar 2018

    Four of the Five Four Faces of Delusion have been listening this week to the audiobook of “Who on Earth is Tom Baker”, the great man’s autobiography, and have gathered to find the maximum number of tangents to shoot off at while discussing the masterpiece.

    Along the way, we take a well-earned cup of tea until rain forces us indoors,we look at boys’ comics of yesteryear, and we find out what Doc as a boy wanted to be when he grew up.

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    SHOWNOTES

    (00:00:00) “Who on Earth is Tom Baker?” is the autobiography of the great man, published in 1997. Tom can be found reading the audiobook here (assuming you still have a cassette player.

    (00:12:52) Recently, on his journey home from work on the London Underground, Doc was diverted by the light saber umbrella clutched between the knees of the man sitting next to him. A photo can be found on our Tumblr page here.

    (00:15:25) The purportedly final episode of the “42 to Doomsday” podcast can be found here.

    (00:17:07) “Space Fall: A Blake’s 7 Podcast” has recently been launched by friends of the show, David Kitchen and Richard Nolan. Every fortnight these two fans (and their guests) have a look at each episode of Blake’s 7, in order, discussing what they love about it, but also going into more depth about the stories and characters. They’l also be looking at the guests stars, and including some fun segments such as “look, it was the 1970s”, “what cool lines did Chris Boucher write for Avon this week?”, and “player of the week”!

    (00:19:01) Kevin (Jon) Davies, was the mastermind of “More Than 30 Years in the TARDIS” and jammy meeter of Douglas Adams in his youth. The whole of podcast #40 was devoted to Hayden’s interview with Kevin in 2015 and can be found here.

    (00:23:18) Rafaella Carra Raffaella Maria Pelloni, better known as Raffaella Carra, born 18 June 1943, Bologna) is an Italian singer, dancer, television presenter, and actress. In 1977, she had her only entry to the UK Singles Chart, reaching number 9, with “Do It, Do It Again”.

    (00:34:24) The German War: A Nation Under Arms, 1939-45” by Nicholas Stargardt.

    (00:38:12) Tom Baker: In Confidence (2010).

    (00:39:39) Bernhard Carl “Bert” Trautmann OBE (22 October 1923 - 19 July 2013) was a German professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper for Manchester City from 1949 to 1964.

    (00:41:18) “Boys’ Weeklies” is an essay by George Orwell in which he analyses those weekly story-paper publications for boys which were current around 1940. The essay deals primarily with the School Stories published in The Magnet and The Gem and also with the ‘Tuppenny Bloods’ published by D.C. Thomson.

    (01:09:57) “Late Night Story was a TV series broadcast on BBC2. Over Christmas 1978, it starred Tom Baker reading to camera four macabre stories on the theme of childhood. These stories were “The Photograph” by Nigel Kneale, “The Emissary” by Ray Bradbury, “Nursery Tea” by Mary Danby, “The End of the Party” by Graham Greene. The fifth story, “Sredni Vashtar” by Saki (Hector Hugh Munro), was unscreened owing to a BBC strike. The full set can be found as extras on the “Key to Time” DVD box-set.

    (01:14:43) Tom Baker appearance on “This is Your Life” (2000) can be found here.

    (01:22:32) "The Guardians", a dystopian political thriller, is a television drama series of 13 60-minute episodes made by London Weekend Television and broadcast in the UK on the ITV network between 10 July 1971 and 2 October 1971. The complete series DVD box-set can be bought online here or here.

    (01:24:25) “An Hour With Jon Pertwee” was a BBC radio show.

    (01:26:10) “Who’s Next?” is the memoir of Derrick Sherwin.

    (01:29:34) As our Easter Egg closing trest, Rafaella Carra visits The Whoseum to sing “Do It, Do It Again”.

    The Diddly Dum Podcast acknowledges the copyright of anyone we've pinched anything from.



  • Trust Your Doctor

    Episode 191: Kill the Sun

    Trust Your Doctor

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    15:57 (GMT) - 11 Mar 2018

    Perhaps we need to rethink our goals for this podcast…

    This week we remind everyone that Nokia totally collapsed. That’s right, that really big phone manufacturer totally ruined themselves. It was no one’s fault but their own. It’s 42, written by Chris Chibnall and aired on May 19, 2007.

    Show-notes:
    0:28 This year’s Eurovision is only a few months away.
    1:30 24 ran for more than 200 episodes over like 9 seasons. Jesus.
    3:32 Yeah, they do make smartphones. Look at that 3310.
    5:12 You can still check out the prologue story thing.
    18:09 John Carpenter used his “phone a friend” on Who Wants to be a Millionaire to tell his dad he knew the answer.
    22:45 Check out our Blake’s 7 podcast Zenith.
    31:54 RIP.
    35:20 Challenger was the one that blew up when it launched. That was in 1986. Columbia was the one that disintegrated during reentry in 2003.

    Doctor Who (c) The BBC
    Any other references belong to their respective owners, no copyright infringement is intended by this podcast.
    The Doctor Who title music was originally composed by Ron Grainer. The version used in this episode was arranged by Murray Gold.

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  • The Doctor Who Show

    Rob and Dave Unplugged (The DW Show Presents: Fandom in the 80s, 90s and Beyond)

    The Doctor Who Show

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    11:09 (GMT) - 11 Mar 2018

    January 27, 2018 saw a lot of firsts... it was the first time Rob met Dave in person; the first time the guys recorded an episode of their show in person; the first time Rob had ever recorded a podcast with ANYONE else in the room; the first time they recorded with the guys from the New to Who podcast (see our February 25 episode); the first time Rob had met any of the Flight Through Entirety podcast team... and so on. You get the idea.

    Anyway, at some stage on that very busy day, amid recording an episode of the Doctor Who Show and an episode of New to Who, Rob and Dave found time to crack out a single microphone, mount it on a table, and have a conversation about Doctor Who fandom in Australia. Basically how they came into it; what it was like; conventions, and more. They end up moving through the topic and even onto talking about the modern era of fandom that they now no longer feel a major part of, but are extremely supportive of.

    Very personal... a little indulgent... and the sound quality isn't quite where the Doctor Who Show normally pitches, but if you're at all interested in our back stories, or Doctor Who fandom in Australia in the 80s and 90s in particular, this could be a very interesting episode for you to hear.

    Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net



  • On the Time Lash

    56. Tegan Jovanka's Funky Ambulance

    On the Time Lash

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    09:44 (GMT) - 11 Mar 2018

    Ben and Mark FINALLY reach the end of Series 5 with a discussion about The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang and Castrovalva. Along the way, they ponder how a Dalek would read an Usborne guide to the Romans, pitch a potential Big Finish boxed set, sing Alanis Morissette, sing Morrissey and just generally have a good time. Whilst some of the chat is potentially a by-product of booze and two friends having not seen each other for a while, there are also some more measured discussions of Amy and Rory's relationship, the problems with the Davison era and a lot of 80s Doctor Who as a whole, and what makes for a good debut from a Doctor.


  • Staggering Stories Podcast

    Staggering Stories Podcast #284: Staggerers Assembled

    Staggering Stories Podcast

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    09:00 (GMT) - 11 Mar 2018

    Summary:

    Adam J Purcell, Andy Simpkins, Fake Keith, Jean Riddler, a miming Real Keith Dunn and Scott Fuller discuss Big Finish’s UNIT: Assembled boxset and Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Season 2, find some general news, and a variety of other stuff, specifically:

    • 00:00 – Intro and theme tune.
    • 02:03 — Welcome!
    • 03:08 – News:
    • 03:11 — Doctor Who: New logo and more.
    • 06:29 — Batgirl: Joss Whedon leaves film project.
    • 08:30 — The Culture: TV series for Iain M Banks novel.
    • 09:58 — Peter Miles: DEAD!
    • 11:51 — Janet Fielding: Black eyed!
    • 12:49 — Capitol 3: Doctor Who convention in Crawley.
    • 13:46 — Doctor Who: Special Edition DVD of Enemy of the World a little late.
    • 15:03 – Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, Season 2.
    • 29:31 – Birthday Cake for Jean.
    • 30:56 – Doctor Who: UNIT – Assembled, Big Finish Boxset.
    • 47:18 – Emails and listener feedback.* Hit us yourself at getaddress("show");
    • 57:29 – Farewell for this podcast!
    • 59:18 — End theme, disclaimer, copyright, etc.

    Vital Links:

    • Staggering Stories.
    • BBC: Doctor Who.
    • Wikipedia: Joss Whedon.
    • Wikipedia: Batgirl.
    • Iain Banks.
    • Wikipedia: The Culture.
    • Wikipedia: Peter Miles.
    • Wikipedia: Janet Fielding.
    • DWAS: The Capitol.
    • Wikipedia: Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (TV series).
    • Big Finish: UNIT – Assembled.
    • The Incomparable Podcast.
    • Staggering Stories: Podcast Drinking Game, Fifth edition.
    • Stitcher: Smartphone podcast streaming app.
    • Facebook: Staggering Stories Group.
    • Google+: Staggering Stories Page.


  • Doctor Whooch

    Episode 130 // Getting Jacked

    Doctor Whooch

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    19:32 (GMT) - 10 Mar 2018

    In which FINALLY, all the weird sex and terrible relationships we've come to expect from Torchwood arrive!

    Welcome back to the sex house, babies! And the first and only episode we go out of our way to name check the man who put a seamless scene of butts together. Congrats, Michael N Knue - you did it! Anyway, Brandon, Danica and Devin are still trying to get through Miracle Day, and something terrible is coming. But in this episode, it's just folks who are coming. Do... do you get it? Oh, you get it.

    Outro music is "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gay

    Podcast picture is by GIRL NAMED SHIRL PHOTOGRAPHY



  • Doctor Who Time and Space

    Doctor Who Time and Space (254)

    Doctor Who Time and Space

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    16:54 (GMT) - 10 Mar 2018


    Doctor who time and space is back this week. Yes, Doctor who time and space is back this week (That's a joke only people who understand our laughter know what it means). On this edition of the podcast we discuss Bob Baker and Dave Martins finest (And not so finest) contributions to doctor who. Also, there's a review of the first doctor historical the Aztecs, talk of Pigbin Josh, honorary podcasters and a discussion of the latest news from the last seven days in the doctor who universe.


  • Trap One: A Doctor Who Podcast

    The Celestial Gamemaker

    Trap One: A Doctor Who Podcast

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    01:28 (GMT) - 10 Mar 2018

    My guest this week is Simon Cogan (@DWSSG01); he is the creator of the Doctor Who Solitaire Story Game and has also appeared in the episode The Empty Child.

    You can find out more about the Doctor Who Solitaire Story Game, and download it, from Board Game Geek. Visit the Facebook page here.

    Show notes.



  • Doctor Who Target Files

    Episode 62 The Ark

    Doctor Who Target Files

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    21:15 (GMT) - 9 Mar 2018

    Alex and Mike board The Ark in discussion of Paul Erickson's adaptation of his tv script for the Target range.Plus their views on the newly released audiobook, read by Peter Purves. Also featuring recommendations of other media that has taken the Target Files team interest.


  • Who New

    An Interview with Paul Salamoff and Matthew Jacobs

    Who New

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    18:37 (GMT) - 9 Mar 2018

    Join us for a very special Quick Trip in the Tardis! In our first ever interview, we talk to Paul Salamoff, Mega-fan & Curator of the 8th Doctor’s Tardis, and Matthew Jacobs, writer of the 1996 TV movie -Doctor Who!

    We’re very excited to share this with you, and we want to thank Paul & Matthew for being great guests!
    Like their pages on Facebook!

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    e-mail us at whonewpodcast@gmail.com

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    Visit our website at www.whonewpodcast.com

     



  • Whocast.de (Deutsche)

    Whocast #361 - CLASSe Zufalle

    Whocast.de (Deutsche)

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    17:57 (GMT) - 9 Mar 2018

    Wie der Zufall so spielt, besprechen wir im gemischten Doppel am Weltfrauentag nicht nur die funfte Folge von Class mit dem schonen Titel "Blutdurst", sondern werfen auch einen Blick auf das Logo der "neuen Ara" von Doctor und auf die Neuerscheinungen in Deutschland. Ebenso zufallig konnen wir einen von Euch mit einem Exemplar davon glucklich machen, um nicht zu sagen "scharf".


  • Whocast.de (Deutsche)

    Whocast #361 - CLASSe Zufalle

    Whocast.de (Deutsche)

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    16:00 (GMT) - 9 Mar 2018

    Wie der Zufall so spielt, besprechen wir im gemischten Doppel am Weltfrauentag nicht nur die funfte Folge von Class mit dem schonen Titel "Blutdurst", sondern werfen auch einen Blick auf das Logo der "neuen Ara" von Doctor und auf die Neuerscheinungen in Deutschland. Ebenso zufallig konnen wir einen von Euch mit einem Exemplar davon glucklich machen, um nicht zu sagen "scharf".


  • Geek Syndicate

    GSN PODCAST: Geek Syndicate - Episode 293

    Geek Syndicate

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    07:43 (GMT) - 9 Mar 2018

    The geektastic duo of Monts and Nuge are back with a another fat slice geeky goodness. This week the lads discuss Half Past Danger Transdimensional issues 1 and 2 (kickstarter for issue 3 now live) Alone vol 1: The Vainishing Dave finally watches the CW Superhero Crossover 'Crisis on Earth X' In the main it's time for the annual look at the US pilot season and what shows are on the way this year. Share your thoughts with the Geeks!

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  • The Doctor Who Big Blue Box Podcast

    Doctor Who - Ep179: The Candy Man Caaaaaan

    The Doctor Who Big Blue Box Podcast

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    07:00 (GMT) - 9 Mar 2018

    Welcome to Episode 179... The News The charity focused Bedford Charity Con is now offering 10% off tickets for their 4th event on Sat 7th April (via Doctor Who News) and Matt Smith does Desert Island Discs. Merch Corner The upcoming The Enemy of the World Special Edition DVD will be released a week late, the Lethbridge-Stewart range of books from Candy Jar will come to a close with the final book in the series The Man from Yesterday and that Tom Baker Series 12 Collectors Edition Blu Ray IS coming to the UK this June. "The Happiness Patrol" Review We dive into the post-Remembrance story of the McCoy era for a quirky three-parter. Often viewed as a silly, campy story it does cover up some very dark undertones. Do we think this one is sweet or sour? Thank you for joining us for 179. Next week's review will be The Sontaran Stratagem. Have a great week and until next time - Allons-y!


  • Tim's Take On...

    Tim's Take On: Episode 426(Doctor Who The Green Death mini review)

    Tim's Take On...

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    01:08 (GMT) - 9 Mar 2018

    We bid a fond farewell to Jo Grant this week as my classic series re-watch reaches Doctor Who: The Green Death, also this week's end theme allows me to pay a musical tribute to the late great Peter Miles who we sadly lost recently.

    The show is now on Facebook please join the group for exclusive behind the scenes insights and of course also discuss and feedback on the show https://www.facebook.com/groups/187162411486307/ If you want to send me comments or feedback you can email them to tdrury2003@yahoo.co.uk or contact me on twitter where I'm @tdrury or send me a friend request and your comments to facebook where I'm Tim Drury and look like this http://www.flickr.com/photos/tdrury/3711029536/in/set-72157621161239599/ in case you were wondering.



  • Roy's Rocket Radio

    RRR206 Doctor Who: Inferno (1970)

    Roy's Rocket Radio

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    15:53 (GMT) - 8 Mar 2018

    Doctor Who: Inferno (1970)


  • Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: A Journey Through Doctor Who

    Episode 157: Rose

    Wanderers in the 4th Dimension: A Journey Through Doctor Who

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    14:00 (GMT) - 8 Mar 2018

    This week we begin our coverage of the modern era of Doctor Who with Rose! A new Doctor, a new companion, and a brand new show!

    QotW: According to the writings of William Shakespeare, "A Rose by any other name would smell as sweet." If you were to propose another name Rose, what would it be?

    So Here are the Things.../Listener Mailbag/Who News

    Discussion of "Rose" (David 7.75, Trevor 8, Charlie 8, Connor 8)

    Big Finish Audio Adventure: The Stones of Venice (David 7.5, Trevor 4, Charlie 6, Connor 6.5)

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    • Trevor @WhovianTrev Trevsplace
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    Join us next week for our review of Doctor Who story #158, The End of the World! Our audio adventure will be Minuet in Hell, available from BigFinish.com.



  • MarkWHO42 - The Doctor Who Podcast

    episode 212 - Companions... WHO Needs Them!

    MarkWHO42 - The Doctor Who Podcast

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    12:27 (GMT) - 8 Mar 2018

    This episode, MarkWHO42 discuss the roll of Doctor Who Companions. We talk about what they were created for and what they "should" be. Then the team give their own opinions on their favorite and least favorite Companions during the shows 54+ years. Plus all the latest Doctor Who news... oh wait... their was no news last week? Well we may have to do some fake news then. Or not. It's for you to decide. MarkWHO42! The perfect Companion of your own!!!


  • Traveling the Vortex

    Episode 372 - MYRKA!

    Traveling the Vortex

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    05:40 (GMT) - 8 Mar 2018

    In this week’s show we talk about last year's huge Titan Comics crossover event "The Lost Dimension" with all eight issues. The stories are also collected in two books released this year by Titan.

    Also, we look at the news of the week.

    Enjoy!

     

     

     



  • Gallifrey Public Radio - A Doctor Who Podcast

    Desert Island Doctors

    Gallifrey Public Radio - A Doctor Who Podcast

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    02:30 (GMT) - 8 Mar 2018

    Just sit right back, and you'll hear a tale, a tale of a big blue box That left you and your Time Lord mate abandoned on the rocks. No rescuers will come to aid, no hope of being found You're on ... Continue reading -


  • Mutter's Spiral Podcast

    MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast 155 - #WhoAgainstGuns

    Mutter's Spiral Podcast

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    22:33 (GMT) - 7 Mar 2018

    MUTTER'S SPIRAL Podcast is back, and we're talking about our involvement in #WhoAgainstGuns: http://www.realitybombpodcast.com/whoagainstguns/ . We're very honored to be taking part in raising money to help combat the epidemic of gun violence.

    For a donation of $10, you will get a link to a podcast commentary of the classic Doctor Who story "The War Games" done by over 40 Doctor Who writers, podcasters, and fans. As if that's not enough, STEVEN MOFFAT and PHILIP HINCHCLIFFE have also recorded commentaries on episodes ! If you donate at higher levels ($25 and $50 or more), you'll be entered in a raffle of SO MUCH AMAZING Doctor Who swag! Full details at the site above, please check it out, if you haven't already!

    On this podcast, we'll discuss the episodes we did and what the recording was like, including the other amazing people on our sessions, as well as give some more details on the project.

    Donations will be accepted through the end of March, so please go to the site above to learn more and donate to a GREAT cause and give yourself the opportunity to enjoy some GREAT Doctor Who content!



  • Gallifrey Stands

    Gallifrey Stands -Ep199- Ranking the Master

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    15:39 (GMT) - 7 Mar 2018

    Christian Basel joins us to Rank our most and least favourite performances of the Master in Doctor Who on TV and Big Finish.

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  • Doctor Who: Verity!

    Episode 159 - A Perfect (Roman) Match

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    12:30 (GMT) - 7 Mar 2018

    2018 brings another new Verity! feature: Perfect Match, in which a Verity selects a classic Who story and a modern Who story that go together...for whatever reason. Join Erika, Lynne, and Tansy as we compare and contrast Tansy's perfect match: "The Romans" and "The Fires of Pompeii".

    What ties do you see between these two stories? How has storytelling evolved between these two tales, and how does that affect the show? Let us know what you think in the comments!

    ^E

    Also covered:

    • Lynne loves seeing David Tennant say nice things about Jodie Whittaker!
    • Tansy can't wait for series 11 with its women writers!
    • Erika pre-ordered Paul Cornell's novelisation of Twice Upon a Time!

    Bonus links: Lazy Doctor Who Covers "The Romans" New Who novelisations The Fires of Vulcan from Big Finish



  • Who's Doing What Now

    The Wedding of River Song

    Who's Doing What Now

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    09:00 (GMT) - 7 Mar 2018

    Remember that one episode of Friends where Ross got married? Who cares, because this wedding episode is nothing like that. It's a mad cap romping adventure through time and space AND it's our Series 6 finale, The Wedding of River Song. Buckle up, it's going to get weird.

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  • The Old Doctor Who Show

    Attack of the Cybermen

    The Old Doctor Who Show

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    05:00 (GMT) - 7 Mar 2018

    Outro Music: March of the Ciccone Robots by Ciccone Youth



  • Podcastica

    Episode 119: Robot OR We Are Like Rust in the Wind, Dude

    Podcastica

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    16:14 (GMT) - 6 Mar 2018

    Episode 119: Robot OR We Are Like Rust in the Wind, Dude by Night of the Living Geeks


  • The 20mb Doctor Who Podcast

    Episode #372

    The 20mb Doctor Who Podcast

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    20:50 (GMT) - 5 Mar 2018

    Pyramids of Mars

    Adam, Mary, Debbie and Kirby revisit one of the classics. We also have news, feeedback and You Won't Get This One.



  • The Blue Box Podcast

    Episode 297: Doctor Who Snap Round Two

    The Blue Box Podcast

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    20:02 (GMT) - 5 Mar 2018

    The Blue Box Podcast - Episode 297: Doctor Who Snap Round Two Brought to you every Saturday by Starburst Columnist - JR Southall, Lee Rawlings, Mark Cockram and Simon Brett.


  • Doctor Who: The Metebelis 2

    Metebelis 2 #71 - The Biggest Slyther Fan Boy

    Doctor Who: The Metebelis 2

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    11:10 (GMT) - 5 Mar 2018

    Ben and David talk about their top five cliffhangers from the William Hartnell era and why the cliffhanger is such an important part of Doctor Who. But, before they delve back in time the lads discuss the new Target book covers illustrated by Anthony Dry and the new programme logo and the design of its promo video that was released in the past week or so. Opening music is "The Missing TARDIS" by Tristram Cary. Closing music is "Machinery in Tardis Goes Wild" by Brian Hodgson.


  • Radio Free Skaro

    Gangsters on the Moon

    Radio Free Skaro

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    19:00 (GMT) - 4 Mar 2018

    #WhoAgainstGuns is a cause launched by our friends at Reality Bomb and spearheaded by a larger network of friends and podcasters, and the Three Who Rule are happy to lend their support, as you can hear in this podcast. Further to that, we present our final two interviews from Gallifrey One 2018 - one with Doctor Who scribe Peter Harness, and another with Philip Martin all about his iconic 1970s BBC series "Gangsters"!

    Links:

    - #WhoAgainstGuns - Piers Wenger says Series 11 will have a number of female writers - "Shada" scripts up for auction - William Hartnell's personal script for "An Unearthly Child" up for auction - "The Enemy of the World" DVD delayed one week - Paul Simpson named new editor for Obverse Books' Black Archive range - Peter Miles died - The 29 Voyages of Gallifrey One

    Interviews:

    - Peter Harness - Philip Martin



  • Doctor Who Time and Space

    Doctor Who Time and Space (253)

    Doctor Who Time and Space

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    17:34 (GMT) - 4 Mar 2018


    Back once again it's the renegade podcast! Yes, suddenly that has become our name now, even though that's never been mentioned before or will be again. This week we take a look at the Patrick Troughton era of the show as we decide his 6 best stories in order to create the best possible series for the second doctor. Plus, there's a review of the early twelfth doctor story Time Heist, some guessing games for what next week's review shall be and a discussion of the latest news and views from the last seven days in the doctor who universe.


  • Trust Your Doctor

    Episode 190: Wet Bone Cracking

    Trust Your Doctor

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    16:57 (GMT) - 4 Mar 2018

    Only on Doctor Who will you hear “wet” bone cracking. Ew.

    You might say that the man who wrote this story is a greenhorn. You know, like a guy who is new or inexperienced at the task at hand. No? Never mind. It’s The Lazarus Experiment, written by Stephen Greenhorn, and aired on May 5, 2007.

    Show-notes:
    11:34 Obviously they’re called nibblies.
    7:52 The BBC actually only runs ads now. No more content.
    9:52 Series 11 is actually 50 minutes, not 60.
    16:30 Mark Gatiss plays Sherlock’s brother Minecraft.
    14:47 The League of Gentlemen. The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen is a comic.
    20:49 Hypersonic is a speed.
    28:27 Yeah, they’re still together.
    32:26 Think you combined The Mummy Returns and The Scorpion King there.
    44:17 Season 18, not 17.

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  • The Doctor Who Show

    Doctor Who A-Z - Part 15: O

    The Doctor Who Show

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    07:09 (GMT) - 4 Mar 2018

    Iain Martin returns with a new instalment of the irreverent Doctor Who A-Z. This time it's "O" and Iain covers:

    Omega

    Ood, The

    Osgood

    Outtakes

    Oxygen



  • Tin Dog Podcast

    TDP 750: MARGINALIA #DoctorWho short story by Michael M Gilroy-Sinclair

    Tin Dog Podcast

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    04:00 (GMT) - 4 Mar 2018

    TO CELEBRATE 750 @TinDogPODCAST S HERE IS A SHORT STORY MarginaliaMarginalia by Michael Gilroy-Sinclair The fake monk was not happy. The school party was late and he had been reduced to simply staring out of the window. In the brightly lit education suite, he had neatly laid out a collection of fake parchment and quills in order to give the primary school children a taste of life as an eighth-century monk. It felt to him that he had been doing this, day in day out, for months and he was frankly bored. He knew from the minimal research he had been required to do, that the real monks had used goatskin and octopus ink, but such extravagances were beyond most education department budgets. Idly, he straightened a pile of A4 paper, which didn't need straightening, only to return to the window and glance across the car park for the fiftieth time that morning. The sky was the clearest blue with only wisps of white dancing in the heavens. Surely, that blue portaloo hadn't been there this morning. How could he not have noticed it until now? Maybe the council were finally going to fix those potholes? Only... Now that he could see it properly, there seemed to be a flashing light on the top and it clearly wasn't a portaloo at all. Rose was not impressed with the Doctor. He had landed the TARDIS without any of the usual build-up about their destination and headed for the door. There had been no talk of strange creatures or stranger lands. The Doctor's behaviour may have been out of the ordinary, but Rose reasoned that it must have had something to do with the sound. Moments earlier, the extraordinary time and space ship had made an extraordinary racket that sounded almost exactly like it had a stone in its shoe. Rose knew fine and well that the TARDIS didn't have shoes to get stones into, so this was a worry. She had come out of the kitchen and headed straight to the control room, where she saw the Doctor heading past the pale coral roof supports and out of the old wooden door and into the daylight beyond. "Oi, hold on!" "Hmm," replied the Doctor; he was distracted by his sonic screwdriver as it bleeped and flashed in a way she had never seen it do before. "Do you have any idea what we are looking for?" asked Rose in her most patient voice. "Err... no.... but I will know it when I see it." He seemed very positive about this. "And the bleeping helps?" "The bleeping will tell me when we are close to the source." Rose's patience was wearing thin, "The source of what?" The Doctor stopped walking and looked directly at Rose as if she were a child. "The source of the temporal disturbance. Honestly, it's like I don't explain anything to you..." "You don't. All I know is that the TARDIS started making a weird noise and then we stopped and you stormed off with that thing in your hand." As if it were joining in the conversation, the bleep of the sonic screwdriver suddenly became slightly more frenetic, taking away the Doctor's concentration and causing him to walk off in a new direction. "Where are we anyway?" demanded Rose as she raced to catch up with the Doctor. "You tell me, Rose Tyler." Rose looked around. "It's cold. And it's Earth... England." "Why do you say that?" "Because... unless we are in some pretty weird parallel universe, that's a Ford Escort and that's a Volvo." Rose was on a roll. She took a deep breath and smelled the air. "We're near a river or close to the sea." "Correct on both counts," the Doctor said, beaming. "Anything more specific?" She looked over the Doctor's shoulder and said, "We're in Jarrow at a place called Bede's World, near the river Tyne. Quite close to the tunnel, apparently." "Amazing! And how do you know that?" "There's a whopping great sign on the other side of the road," said Rose smugly. The Doctor beamed with delight. "Fantastic! Anything else?" "It's a World Heritage Site and it looks like the tea shop is open. Fancy a Hobnob?" The Doctor flicked at the screwdriver until it stopped making a noise. "I don't mind if I do. Grab your coat, you're paying." Calder, son of Eric, had not always been the Viking warrior he was today. He had been nothing more than a farmer with a sideline in jewellery making, when the Northern Lights had come down to the land to visit him and him alone. It had been an ordinary afternoon in the fields when the storm had risen. It was a tempest unlike any he had seen before. In a single heartbeat, the sky had ripped apart causing his flock to scatter and Calder to shelter under the nearest tree. From his refuge he could see the incredible colours swirl and pulse as the afternoon sun twisted and bent in the storm. Suddenly, a gash of darkest night filled the air above him. Beyond the hole in the sky, the stars swooped and curved, with a single shooting star at its centre, resembling a pendant of the gods. And then it was gone. Like a vivid dream, it passed and seemed to leave nothing but a memory. Calder shook his head as if to shake something loose, only finally to look up and see a small trail of smoke on the other side of the hill. He ran, stumbling over loose rocks to see what was beyond the crest of the hill. He arrived to find a short furrow in the ground, smoother than any plough could have made, with a small mound at one end. Calder could see something small and black embedded in the earth. He reached out and grabbed it. From that moment onwards, he was a changed man. Now, all of these year later, he stood on the prow of the longboat and looked deeply at his left hand, examining the stone that had changed him so much. It was the shape of half an apple and blacker than a winter's night. Across its surface a billion points of light. The stone had taken him and his brethren on so many journeys. It had guided them from their homes in the West, across the seas to the fertile land again and again, only to have him return with a hold full of treasures and slaves and always an all-consuming feeling of loss. Calder was their guide; he used the stone from the heavens, the obsidian map of the sky to point the way, always listening to its silent whisper. Until today - today there was no wind; there were no birds in the sky and only tiny ripples on the surface of the water beneath the hulking mass of the longboat. Tentatively, Calder's friend Tarben had suggested releasing the ravens in order to find the direction of the nearest land. Magic stones were one thing but the crew were realists. Calder had told them to be patient; the stone would show the way. After all, it had never let them down before. The tea shop was a small affair with a view over the river and beyond. Through the bay window, Rose could see the port with thousands of identical cars neatly lined up, ready for distribution around the world. They had come in through the main entrance which also acted as a small gift shop, complete with pointless stationary and guidebooks. The woman behind the counter had a smile as wide as the Doctor's and had welcomed them in like a seasoned pro. "Welcome to Bede's World, home of the Venerable Bede. As well as the Monastery and Visitors' Centre, we have a special exhibition on at the moment with some of the finest examples of..." "Is the coffee shop open?" interrupted Rose. "Yes, it is. And we do a storming hot chocolate, pet." "Pet?" said the Doctor, worried that the TARDIS translation circuits might be on the blink. "Aye, pet. The tea is nice too... I can bring it over if you like? Have you come far?" Rose smiled to herself. "Oh, about six parsecs as the crow flies," said the Doctor absent-mindedly. "Yeah you sound like you've come a long way. That accent... Somewhere in the South...? Manchester...?" "South?!" sniggered Rose. "Oh yes, pet lamb. Anything beyond Sunderland is the South as far as we're concerned," half joked the woman behind the counter. The Doctor was clearly affronted and headed for the comfiest looking chair for solace. "Your friend a bit touchy about his accent? Never mind. Now, what shall I get you?" Rose ordered then joined the Doctor. "Did that woman really call me 'pet lamb'?" With a snort of derision, the Doctor busied himself with his screwdriver once again. "I've ordered you a tea, if that's all right..." The Doctor didn't answer. "What's up? Gone off in a huff because you aren't quite northern enough?" She tittered. "I'll have you know I used to be Scottish. Is that northern enough?" he said, then stared out of the window. Whispering to himself, "And, for all I know, I might be again one day." Clearly she had touched a nerve. "You don't half talk some rubbish... So... What's all this about then?" "I have my suspicions about what made the TARDIS..." The Doctor started to wave his hands about as if to explain something complex. "...Make an appalling noise and put you in a bad mood?" "Yeah! Only... it shouldn't be possible. Not here, not now." The drinks arrived and broke the conversation. "One tea and one hot chocolate, both with complimentary biscuits. Enjoy your visit. Make sure you see the special exhibition and be careful of that dig site. God only knows when they will be back." At the mention of a dig site the Doctor sprang to his feet, almost knocking over his tea. Looming over them was a fake monk. Calder smiled. A smile that the crew knew of old. That magic stone of his was telling him something. The wind began to rise and they were on the move again. The monk stood directly in front of the Doctor and Rose. His face was full of nervous energy, which Rose found more than a little appealing. Suddenly the Doctor became tense. As Rose glanced in his direction, she could see that all of the usual warmth had evaporated from his face. He regarded the figure in front of them with the sort of suspicion he usually reserved for the galaxy's most wanted criminals, rather than a man in a brown habit. The two men faced each other in silence. "Welcome to Bede's World," said the monk. "I am the Venerable Bede, born in 672 and died on the twenty-sixth of May, 735." He paused for effect. "And I will be your guide today around my world. A world of knowledge and darkness and light and..." He paused. "And inspiration!" shouted the woman from the counter. "Gary, the line is 'and inspiration.'" "You really know how to spoil the moment, Doreen... Anyway I thought the line was 'and faith.'" "They changed it at the last meeting, which you would know if you had been on time. You know, we never get this problem with Pete. Now there is someone who really inhabits the role." The truth dawned on the travellers. "Inhabits the habit," joked the Doctor, his smile quickly returning. Gary, the fake monk, was not happy with Doreen. "Look, it's Pete's day off and I am Bede today." Rose felt sorry for the man in brown. "Don't worry... Gary, is it? I'm sure you'll get the hang of it... Why don't you tell us more about this place? Think of it as a practice run." Doreen was still unimpressed. "Shouldn't you be with that school group?" "They called and said they were running late. Engine trouble outside Middlesbrough, or something." "There you go," said the Doctor. "Gary can tell us all about the place before the school gets here." "For a start, you can tell me who this Bede bloke actually was," said Rose. It felt like it had been raining for months. The land squelched underfoot. The sky, the river and the sea beyond were all the same dark murky grey. Beyond the pond, where the trout waited until Fridays, lay the wooden fence which held the young goats, next to the tanning shed, where the living raw materials were turned into parchment and would form part of their greater purpose. Beyond the rudimentary farm was the small, wooden jetty, the edge of which disappeared into the light fog over the river Tyne. The mist spread its tendrils out across the land, and yet the sun was fighting through increasingly larger gaps in the gloom, allowing shafts of light to warm the land. A small bell rang calling the monks to prayer, dragging them away from one form of devotion to another, their rough garments soaked from the constant drizzle. The heavy air made everything sound so much closer than normal. The echoing ring of the bell was both muffled and yet piercing, and the constant bleating of the goats seemed more immediate than usual. Most of the monks now stood in the chancel in silent contemplation while one, standing at a wooden lectern, was reading from the Scriptures. As always, one of their number was not at prayer. Novice Randal had a considerably more earthly task to fulfil. At the edge of the jetty, he sat listening to the sound of his brothers' devotions travelling gently on the breeze, while his eyes were firmly fixed on the horizon. This was an important job reserved for the novices of the order, as the younger monks had better eyes and could see further. It was Randal's job to keep a watch out for ships. Some would carry emissaries or pilgrims, while others brought those with darker motives. It had been some time since the last Viking attack, but you never knew when an innocent looking trading ship would conceal different intentions. He did not know which would be worse: to die or to be sold into slavery. He had read the accounts of attacks on monasteries further up the coast. Such earthly horrors kept Randal awake at night. For a fleeting moment, the sun fought the mist and won. At first Randal couldn't be sure. He blinked and strained his eyes. Yes, there it was, he was certain now. He could make out a black dot on the horizon and it seemed intent on heading their way. As the Doctor, Rose and Gary (the fake Bede) walked away from the Visitors' Centre and down the small incline, the sounds of modern life went on around them. On the river, a gigantic tanker floated its way out to sea, while in the distance massive cranes were being dismantled. All around, the constant murmur of traffic impinged on this island of tranquility. Gary explained as they walked, "In all honesty, I'm just an actor in between gigs... And a bit of 'theatre in education' always looks good on your CV." "You were going to tell us about Bede," reminded Rose. The Doctor interrupted, "Bede was a monk and a historian who wrote one of the first history books." "I think she was asking me," said Gary, "but like he says, Bede was this priest who wrote... Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum..." He pronounced the Latin words with exaggerated care. "I knew I'd get that right." "And what's that when it's at home?" The Doctor couldn't help himself: "The Ecclesiastical History of the English People. It's the first history book to use the AD system of dating. Without that book, you lot would know even less than you do." Rose gave the Doctor a gentle punch in the arm. "Is it me or is it getting nippy?" "Time displacement does that... Or it could just be the wind off the sea." "I'm just glad I get to keep my thermals on underneath this habit." "That's hardly historically accurate," joked Rose. "And neither are his sandals." "I'll have you know, if eighth-century monks had had access to Crocs as comfortable as these, they would have worn them." They were now getting closer to the actual monastery and could see it in more detail: a squat church made from heavy stone. Gary continued with pride, "We've always got archaeologists of one type or another poking around. It's not like when Time Team came..." "Time Team?" asked the Doctor with interest. "It's a TV show. Now shush and let Gary tell us about the place," said Rose. Gary smiled. "Well, it was long before my time; they made a hell of a mess and they didn't find anything much of interest, just a few pots and a lot of dead goats." "Dead goats?" "Yeah, goat skin is what the monks made their special paper from," explained Gary. "This lot are from the university; they only come a couple of times a week... The trench is just round this corner." The Doctors sonic screwdriver began to buzz once more. Novice Randal ran for all he was worth. The mist had cleared enough for him to be sure that the oncoming ship was the Norsemen returning. They had reached the river mouth itself. He had to raise the alarm. His feet pounded the soft earth, almost kicking a chicken as he ran haphazardly towards the church and his unsuspecting brothers. The large wooden door felt as light as a feather as he pulled it open with all of his strength, the fear coursing through his body. Eyes turned to him and he shouted a single word: "Vikings." Every moment counted before an attack. Some of the older monks had sharp memories of times when the Norsemen had come and taken their friends and precious artefacts. Panic gripped them all. Rose was not impressed; after all, if you have seen one hole, you have seen them all. "There's not much to look at it, is there," she said, stating the obvious. The Doctor thought for a moment. "I don't know, you can tell a lot from a hole." "You can?" asked Gary. "Like what?" "Well, for a start, you can tell that there aren't any archaeologists about." "I did say they only come a few days a week. In fact, I'm pretty sure they're due tomorrow," Gary explained. Rose joined in: "Go on then Mr. Smarty-Pants, what else can you tell from this hole?" "Well, the ground has been recently disturbed." "Yes, it's a hole, someone dug a hole. They disturbed the ground. That's how you make holes." The Doctor gave Rose the same sort of hard stare that Paddington Bear was famous for. "The earth at the bottom of the hole has been disturbed. There..." He pointed. "That line down the middle. The darker, dryer earth, it looks burnt." Now that the Doctor had mentioned it, it was obvious. "I'm guessing it rained last night," inquired the Doctor. "Bucketed down," said Gary. "Why do you ask?" "Because whatever made that mark in the dirt happened after the rain and left a dry scorched line..." He peered into the ditch. "And as there are no muddy footprints, we know your students haven't been anywhere near. I'm guessing whatever did it is still down there." "Ohhhh! Get you! The new Mr. Holmes," Rose quipped. "It's a shame really," said Gary. "What is?" asked the Doctor. "That we aren't allowed down there to see what it is." "Tell that to Rose," replied the Doctor as Rose jumped into the hole. The monks had only moments to act but they had prepared. With a few swift swings of an axe, the jetty had collapsed into the river and now lay beneath the surface. This would only delay the landing, but there was no point in making it easy for the invaders. The novice monks had very precise instructions: they were to go to the library and rescue as many of the books as they could carry. Each one had been given a specific tome to protect. They were to run and hide in the woods, and only come back once it was safe to do so. The older monks would defend the buildings for as long as they could. Once Randal had reached the library, a small room off the cloister, he was pleased to see that most of the other books had already been rescued. Only one remained and it was in the hands of the old monk, Brother Bede. The scholar was muttering to himself about the Norsemen and about how they would never take his life's work. In his hands he held his history book. Randal had yearned to read it for himself and hoped one day to do so. It had taken years to complete, and the old man was not going to let it go. Quickly, the novice decided to do the only thing that was available to him: he would rescue the book and its author. Together they would protect the book. The knowledge would not go up in flames like so much had done in the past. He was convinced that the Norsemen might burn the church, but they would not take these words. By the time they left the small room, it was already too late - the Vikings had arrived, splashing and slashing their way on to the land. Some of the warriors had split from the main force and were busy gathering up the animals, while the others burned the tannery. From the mists of the river they came, organized and strong. At their head was a single figure holding a sword in one hand and a small black rounded object in his other. The sword was already dripping with blood. "We must go!" the young novice urged the older monk. Seconds later, the warrior was on them. The jump into the hole was further than Rose had been expecting, but she had managed to avoid twisting her ankle. And, after all, any landing you can walk away from is a good one. "Hold your horses, Rose, I'm coming down," said the Doctor, as he jumped the short distance, much to the protestations of Gary. "I only brought you here so that you could have a look." From his position in the hole, the Doctor looked up and smiled his goofiest of grins. "And that's exactly what we're going to do. We're going to have a look... and maybe a poke around. But mainly a look." Gary gave in. "Hold on then, I'll come too... I suppose someone from the museum should be present." "That's the spirit, come on down." Gary slowly slid himself down the side of the hole, revealing the manufacturer of his underwear at least twice before arriving at the bottom. "They're rather anachronistic, aren't they?" said the Doctor judgmentally. "Do you mind!?" said Gary, as he straightened his robes. "I'm only joking," said the Doctor. "No, not you, her! I said, do you mind not poking about! Do you want to damage any priceless artefacts?" "Since when is mud priceless? I just want to have a look." Gary still seemed unimpressed: "You look with your eyes, not your hands." Rose bent down. "I think there's something in there." "Whatever it is, don't touch it. I want to take a reading," said the Doctor, pulling out his sonic screwdriver. Gary moved forward, making a grab for Rose's shoulder. "I told you not to touch anything." As he touched her, she must have made contact with the thing that had made the gash in the dirt. It was small and black, and looked as if it contained a million tiny dancing points of light in the night. "I just want to have a..." And then Rose and Gary were gone... leaving the Doctor alone in the trench. Randal was terrified; his master held tightly onto his greatest possession, clutching it safely to his chest. They both knew they were about to die. Randal knew that the Norsemen had no interest in the sacred words. Grimly, he realized that his last thoughts would be about the loss of the text, rather than concern for his own passing. The old man suddenly seemed to be at peace, as if he knew his destiny and was willing to accept it without question. He pushed the novice to one side and urged the boy to run, forgetting the manuscript clutched in his hands. The Viking was huge, at least two spans taller than the monk, and he had clearly seen battle. With a distant look in his eye, he raised his sword, ready to dispatch the old man. The monk simply held out a hand in friendship, his faith guiding his actions. This caught the Viking off guard, and he froze with his sword ready to strike. The monk touched the Viking's sword-less hand, breaking the moment. The sword came down and hit the book with so much force that it embedded itself into it. In the same movement, the old monk touched something smooth in the warrior's hand. There was a flash like lightning... and both monk and Viking were gone. Novice Randal stood in disbelief; had God taken his master and his attacker to heaven? Was this the Rapture? Standing before him, where his master had once stood, there was now an angel with purest yellow hair and standing next to her, her herald, a monk in the cleanest habit he had ever seen. If the Doctor had been surprised by the disappearance of Rose and Gary, he was even more surprised by the sudden appearance of the huge Viking and a more authentic-looking monk holding the tattered and smouldering remains of a book. The angel remained still, in a crouching position, her hands held as if unexpectedly and suddenly empty of something that they had previously been holding. The look on her face told of her confusion, but then which of God's creatures would not be confused, after a fall from heaven? The blinding flash had attracted the attention of all the Vikings. Randal watched their confusion as they struggled to understand the disappearance of their leader. For a moment, there was silence, then an uncertain muttering. Randal knew enough of their strange tongue to pick out some of the words: "It's magic! Thor has taken Calder! What have we done to anger him? It's Freya! She's not taking me to Helheim." As the young monk watched, panic set in and the Vikings ran, back towards their ship, abandoning their captured treasures and animals. Randal felt a surge of pity for the Vikings, who seemed to have taken this angel for one of their own heathen gods, when clearly she had been sent from On High to save the monks from these savage invaders. Rose gathered her thoughts. She was in almost exactly the same spot, only the ferry terminal, Visitors' Centre and car park were all gone. The ancient church looked newer and there were more wooden buildings dotted around. With astonishment, she noticed the group of people running towards the river - who seemed to be a group of Vikings. Admittedly they were Vikings without horns on their helmets, but nevertheless they were clearly the warriors of legend. It also occurred to her that her sudden appearance may have grabbed their attention. Not one to let an opportunity slip - the Doctor had taught her that - she stood up and looked directly at the young novice. "Hello, I'm Rose." It was then she noticed Gary, the fake monk, lying at her feet, with an expression of utter disbelief on his face. At the Viking's feet lay something the Doctor recognized. The Doctor smiled to himself in realization of what had happened. Oblivious to his change in circumstances, the Viking raised his sword once more, taking the heavy book in which it was still lodged with it. He lifted the weapon high above his head and again prepared to dispatch the cowering monk. "Oi, we'll have none of that!" shouted the Doctor as he brought his sonic screwdriver level with the new arrivals. The blue light on the end pulsed and the book on the sword blade burst into flames, showering the Viking's head in debris and breaking his concentration once and for all. The Viking stood in silence, finally aware of his new surroundings. "What magic is this?" he spat. "Now... I think one of you has something that doesn't belong to you," said the Doctor. "Is this Valhalla? Or Helheim...?" continued the confused Viking. "No, this is Jarrow. Just off the A19... Now, like I said... one of you has something that doesn't belong to them... Small black stone?" Automatically the warrior raised his left hand. It was clear that he had no control over his actions: the stone was guiding him. With the Viking's palm open the Doctor could see the hemisphere reacting to his words, a million points of swirling light danced. The Doctor spoke to the stone directly, "You are beautiful... and I think you're looking for your friend, aren't you?" As if in answer, the pattern of stars shone in unison, and the stone slipped from the warrior's hand and into the Doctor's. The Viking's expression changed almost instantly, as if he had been released from a long captivity. "Well, I think your friend is over here in the mud." Carefully the Doctor took the Viking's stone over to the other, which remained embedded in the mud. Gently, he laid them together. A white light glowed and then began to shine like a small sun as the two halves became a single ball of energy. "I think we can leave those two to get reacquainted for a bit, don't you?" The Doctor turned his attention to the two confused humans. "Now, did either of you see a girl in a white puffer jacket? She was probably with a very surprised-looking monk." The old monk ignored the Doctor's question; he was weeping at the smouldering remains of his life's work, now reduced to little more than a pile of ashes. He had used it to defend himself from the blow from the sword, but the stranger's wand had utterly destroyed it. "Erm... Sorry about the book... Here, let me help you up." Once the Vikings had gone, things began to return to normal at the monastery. Even the novelty of having an angel among them had worn off after a few days. Rose and Gary had settled in quite well. They had started by lending a hand where they could, and Gary had even suggested more than a few changes to the overall layout, using all he could remember from the scale model in the foyer of the Visitors' Centre. He was experiencing life in the eighth century first-hand and was surprisingly adept at the general day-to-day tasks such as milking the goats. He had even taken to attending early morning prayers. Rose was sure that Gary wouldn't have thrown himself into his new life quite so quickly, if she hadn't been able to calm him down and had assured him that that the Doctor would be along to rescue them sooner or later; so they may as well make the best of things while they waited. This news had cushioned the shock to his system, and being treated like a visiting angel wasn't something Rose was going to turn down. She knew in her heart that the Doctor would arrive... sooner or later. It was however the best part of a month before she heard the familiar tones of the materializing time machine in the cornfield that would one day be the visitors' car park. With a familiar squeak, the wooden door opened and revealed the Doctor and a smiling elderly monk looming over the Doctor's shoulder. "We just had to drop off a couple of friends before I picked you up. I hope you don't mind." Hiding her joy from her travelling companion, Rose said, "We've been here almost a month, Doctor. Honestly, for someone with a time machine, you really have no idea about time." "You haven't been changing history behind my back, have you?" joked the Doctor. "I had this confused Viking to take home, but he seemed pleased enough to be back amongst his own people. And he did promise to give up on the pillaging and concentrate more on trade... so that's okay then." "So who was this other person you had to drop off?" Rose asked. Smugly, the Doctor explained, "Oh, that was just your standard sentient time- and space-travelling sphere." "Come again?" The Doctor loved these moments: "That rock you touched... It was part of a couple who escaped the Time War." "A couple? It was a rock. Was it a 'silicon life form'?" Rose grasped at a sci-fi reference in order to make sense of the Doctor's words. "No, don't be silly, silicon life is incredibly rare. This was graphene life." Rose was catching up: "So it was a couple? There were two rocks?" "Yes, a couple... You know... a mummy and daddy, pair bond, lovers... that sort of thing. And they were attacked... out there." The Doctor pointed up, beyond the sky and towards the infinity of space. "They were split and they fell through time onto the Earth. One of them could influence time and the other, space. Together they're quite formidable." The Doctor looked off into the distance. "You know, strictly speaking, they shouldn't have been able come to Earth at all... Well, not after some bright spark time-locked this whole planet at the beginning of the War." Rose knew when he was remembering the dark times in his life, and touched his shoulder gently. "Doctor, sometimes I have no idea what you're talking about. So are Mister and Missus Rock okay now?" "Let's just say a shiny rock found its friend and they have gone back home, amongst the stars... to start again." Novice Randal had heard the strange sound and came running from the other side of the buildings. He threw his arms around the old monk, before remembering his place and stood back, still contemplating the miracle of his master's return. "Thank you. You truly are an angel," he whispered to Rose. "Look Randal, we've talked about this... I'm no angel." "That's true," said the Doctor. "It is good to see you again, Brother" said Randal to the old monk. "We thought we had lost you forever." The old monk smiled. "Don't worry, my son, it takes more than an angry Viking and a few magic journeys to take me away from my work." "Do you still have the book, Brother?" "Sadly, the book was destroyed... But we can still make another." "How?" The old monk simply held up his hands as if in prayer. "The Lord will provide." In the monk's hands, Rose noticed a Penguin edition of Bede's own famous history book. "So how come me and Gary ended up here?" asked Rose. "Well, the hemisphere in this time wanted to be with its partner in your time. It used your spare artron energy to shift itself through time... dragging you and Monkey Boy along in its wake." Gary had finally arrived, wheezing into view. "Rose tells me you can take me home in your magic box." "Magic box?!" The Doctor appeared to be affronted. "There is nothing magical about it. It's simply a box that's bigger on the inside that can go anywhere and anywhen... What is in any way magical about that?" "So you can take me home again?" "If that's what you want, yes." "Hell yes! I've got a classroom full of kids, and I've got so much to tell them. Now that I've experienced life as a real eighth-century monk first-hand... I'm the ultimate in living history." "Well, let's get you home then. Into the TARDIS with you both." Before the Doctor closed the door, he popped his head out for one last word: "Oh and Bede... One more thing... Try and check some of your facts will you?" After saying his goodbyes, Gary headed out of the thing he had mistaken for a portaloo and headed across the car park, up towards the Visitors' Centre. The genuine monk sandals made an odd scraping noise as he walked. Gary hoped that brother Randal would be happy with his Crocs and that the archaeologists wouldn't get too upset if they found them in their ditch. His head was full of new ideas about the things he wanted to teach the children - and according to the Doctor, the coach would be here in a few moments. "You look awful," said Doreen as Gary walked through the doors. "This is one-hundred-per-cent authentic Dark Ages monk," replied Gary as he headed to the teaching room, full of new-found confidence. Outside the classroom, Gary paused to look at the new exhibition - Marginalia, the marks made by monks on manuscripts, beside the columns of text. He stopped to read an information panel, which explained how these doodles had revealed new and exciting facts about life long ago. The most mysterious of them all was from Bede's history of the British people: a drawing of an angel with a Saxon inscription, "Rednes Heoruwearg." Underneath was the translation: "Bad Wolf." Before setting forth on that inevitable journey, none is wiser than the man who considers - before his soul departs hence - what good or evil he has done, and what judgement his soul will receive after its passing. --Bede's Death Song


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    The Whostorian: Episode 149 - Star Wars (Not The Holiday) Special

    The Whostorian

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    12:56 (GMT) - 3 Mar 2018

    Our latest episode will be proof, three are better than two! Our friend Kenny Murrin returns to join us as we chat about the new logo, more of our reactions to Jodie Whittaker and fan reaction to a female Doctor. Steve reveals his interactions with Chewbacca, Boba Fett looks for icebergs, Shannon has a security blanket, Kenny stumps an NHL general manager, and the trio all discuss current and past 'Star Wars' favourite characters. All that, and a review of 'I Am Your Father' featuring David Prowse. It's the 'Star Wars (Not The Holiday) Special'! With three, three, three times the fun. As we ponder our massive 150th episode, sit back and enjoy this nearly 2 hour show!


 
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