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The Doctor Who Big Blue Box Podcast

The Doctor Who Big Blue Box Podcast
Description:
The Big Blue Box Podcast is a show dedicated to bringing you news and opinions on all things Doctor Who. Each episode has a news round up, opinion segments on everything from classic Who through to audio plays and commentaries.

Homepage: http://www.bigblueboxpodcast.co.uk

RSS Feed: http://www.bigblueboxpodcast.co.uk/feed/podcast

The Doctor Who Big Blue Box Podcast Statistics
Episodes:
134
Average Episode Duration:
1:32:29
Longest Episode Duration:
2:42:06
Total Duration of all Episodes:
8 days, 14 hours, 32 minutes and 18 seconds
Earliest Episode:
26 September 2014 (7:00am GMT)
Latest Episode:
12 May 2017 (6:00am GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
7 days, 3 hours, 45 minutes and 13 seconds

The Doctor Who Big Blue Box Podcast Episodes

  • Doctor Who - Ep141: Who's There? Creepy Landlord

    12 May 2017 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 0 minutes and 21 seconds

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    Hey Who fans! Creepy Doctor Who is back but before our review some news featuring an interesting Torchwood update.

    The News

    Torchwood is coming back for series 5! Before we get too excited it’s for Big Finish (which is not a bad thing), we get to see K-9 ‘s new updated look for the (apparently still in production) movie and Philip Hinchcliffe gets an honorary award from the Doctor Who Appreciation Society.

    Merch Corner

    Our Dalek friend had zero merch for us this week.

    “Knock Knock” Review

    Does the series 10 awesome train continue with episode 4? We love it when Who does the creepy atmospheric thing but does this one provide enough intrigue and scares or are we left looking for alternative accommodation?

    Thank you for listening and sending in your reviews. This Saturday Who goes back to outer space adventure with Oxygen so get your reviews in from Monday. Until next time have a great week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep140: Skating on thin ice

    5 May 2017 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 48 minutes and 1 second

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    Howdy Who fans and welcome to Ep140. We catch up with Adam and his location travels around Paris, some merch and our review of Thin Ice.

    The News

    Mostly viewing figures but some interesting news about a new binaural version of Thin Ice coming this Saturday on BBCiPlayer.

    Merch Corner

    A new Myth Makers dvd featuring Matthew Waterhouse and a new “Build Your Own Sonic” from BBC Micro:bit.

    “Thin Ice” Review

    Series 10 is going along nicely and we’ve really enjoyed the first two episodes so far so does Thin Ice give us 3 for 3 or do we feel left out in the cold.

    Thank you as always listeners, we love your support through subscribing and sending in reviews. Enjoy Knock Knock on Saturday and until next time have a super week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep139: Give us a smile

    28 April 2017 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes and 10 seconds

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    Last week was a really long show so thankfully this week we’re back to our (roughly) normal run time. Some viewing figure news, merch then our review of Smile.

    The News

    As last week, nothing major happening this week so we talk around confirmed viewing figures for The Pilot and some early stats for Smile.

    Merch Corner

    Merch is mixed this week; a fairly strange looking LED torch (with what seems like the 12th Doctor’s sonic but with the top missing?) and the great looking Doctor Who/Mr. Men books and merch that just recently launched.

    “Smile” Review

    Series 10 continues with episode 2 – Smile. After the pretty awesome opener can this continue the momentum and bring us another belter or does it leave us feeling a bit ?

    Thank you so much as always for listening and giving us your thoughts. Next week we’ll dive into episode 3 – Thin Ice so we look forward to your reviews. Until then have a great week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep138: Pilot Identified

    21 April 2017 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 42 minutes and 6 seconds

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    Hey Who fans and it’s the time of year we’ve all been waiting for, series 10 has started! Some waffle, light news and merch first and then onto our review of The Pilot.

    The News

    Very light on news, just some chat around the initial viewing figures for The Pilot.

    Merch Corner

    Some great merch this week; the Alpha Centuri figure from Robert Harrop is now available, Big Chief reveal the 8th Doctor 1:6 scale figure and a cool Tardis console lava lamp is on the way.

    “The Pilot” Review

    The wait is over. Get comfy, get a cup of tea as we chat in-depth about the new series 10 opener.

    Thank you guys, it’s been a long show this week but some needed time for this occasion. Next week we’ll be reviewing episode 2 – Smile. Until then have a great week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep137: No Mercy from Cyborgs

    14 April 2017 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes and 42 seconds

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    Hey Who fans, plenty of news, merch and series 10 chat awaits this week. Let’s get into it.

    The News

    Candy Jar Books have opened up fan submissions for the Lethbridge-Stewart range, recently released US streaming service Britbox to stream the majority of classic Who, John Simm will return as The Master in series 10(!) and we have the run down of titles for each episode in series 10.

    Merch Corner

    Titan Comics Book Day is on September 2nd this year, the BBC Store is offering a third off all classic Who and the Forbidden Planet stores are offering free stuff and offers on Who merch.

    “A Town Called Mercy” Review

    We’re heading to the Wild West this week for the 11th Doctor’s Western themed adventure and a big moral decision sits on the Doctor’s shoulders. Does this one give us enough of a rootin’ tootin’ time or fall flat faced in the sand?

    Thank you guys, another jam packed show and our last one until series 10 starts on Saturday. Next week we will, obviously, be reviewing The Pilot and we’d love your thoughts on that. Until then have a great week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep136: Cricket Gloves and Jazz

    7 April 2017 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 10 minutes and 52 seconds

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    Hey Who fans, light (but controversial) news, some cool merch then our review of Silver Nemesis.

    The News

    Pearl Mackie dropped an important nugget of information regarding the character of Bill.

    Merch Corner

    Merch this week consists of a new book – Myths and Legends, Rubbertoe Replicas unveil their 1:1 scale Moment (for those of us with deep wallets), Robert Harrop dishes out some Doctor Who Packs and another book – The Unofficial Guide to Doctor Who Collectables is out in May.

    “Silver Nemesis” Review

    We’re running around Windsor (well actually Arundel) with the 7th Doctor and Ace as they deal with barmy old folk from the 17th century, neo-nazis and as the name suggests – Cybermen. We into this one or do we prefer to stay and listen to the soulful jazz?

    Thank you as always for listening and giving us your thoughts on our review story. Next week is the final retro review before series 10(!) and it’s the 11th Doctor’s turn with A Town Called Mercy. Until then have a super week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep135: Stuck in traffic

    31 March 2017 (7:15am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 24 minutes and 6 seconds

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    Hey Who fans, we have a packed show this week. Lots of news, some merch then onto our review of the 10th Doctor’s story – Gridlock.

    The News

    The BBC continue their educational focus on coding for kids with a special online lesson – Doctor Who and the micro:bit which you can watch again on the Live Lessons site. Fancy having breakfast with seven, yes SEVEN, Doctors? Enter here and also raise some money for Comic Relief. A new fan show titled Whovians (I know ) is being launched in Australia on ABC2/iview to accompany series 10 and if you remember we mentioned an upcoming book called The Temporal Log Book II which has now got a date for fan story submissions, get your story in on Sat 6th May, good luck!

    Merch Corner

    Fancy having a bi-monthly box of exclusive Who goodies delivered? Nerd Block are releasing a Who block soon with (apparently) plenty of proper Who merch.

    GBPosters have released some new merch featuring the recent series 10 promo image.

    “Gridlock” Review

    Oh yes! It’s the 10th Doctor this week and we’re looking at the series 3 story Gridlock. Enough to keep us entertained here or is it like being stuck in traffic, for a very long time?

    Thank you so much for sticking with us this week, a long show but all good stuff. Next week for classic week it’s Silver Nemesis so get your reviews in for that. Until then have a great week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep134: Steep Taxes on Pluto

    24 March 2017 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 5 minutes and 7 seconds

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    Hey Who fans, and welcome to episode 134. We kick off with our famous waffle with a quick update on steelbooks and the planned Paramount Theme Park, then some news, questionable merch then onto our review of The Sun Makers.

    The News

    Along with our US and Oz friends, the series 10 opener The Pilot is getting a cinema release in New Zealand. Our listeners in NZ can get tickets for the showing on the 16th April from flicks.co.nz.

    Merch Corner

    We chuckle at the new plates and bowls from Hot Topic.

    “The Sun Makers” Review

    We weren’t particularly looking forward to reviewing this one based on our previous viewings but… has our opinion changed on this obvious dig at the tax man and oppressive companies.

    Thank you all massively as always for spending time with us and for sending in your reviews. Next week it’s the 10th Doctor’s turn when we review Gridlock so get your thoughts to us on that one. Until then have a great week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep133: Everybody lives!

    17 March 2017 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 4 minutes and 8 seconds

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    Hey Who fans, another week and more news and merch before we close out with our review story with the 9th Doctor.

    The News

    This week’s news chatter is all about the recent series 10 trailer that landed.

    Merch Corner

    We fanboy over the completed early sculpt of Alpha Centurai from Robert Harrop.

    “The Doctor Dances” Review

    We conclude our 9th Doctor story this week. Following on from the amazing The Empty Child, does this have the same high calibre story telling and gripping direction?

    Thank you so much for listening and we look forward to your thoughts on next week’s classic story – the 4th Doctor story The Sun Makers. Until then have a brill week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep132: Fishing for Gumblejacks

    10 March 2017 (7:48am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 10 minutes and 1 second

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    Hello you lot! Ep132 has us chatting through some interesting news, quick merch then onto our review of The Two Doctors.

    The News

    Our US friends will be happy as Fantom Events has announced another cinema outing, this time for the Series 10 opener and we chat about about Mondasian Cybermen making a return.

    Merch Corner

    Three new books are on the way featuring the upcoming TARDIS Team of the 12th Doctor, Bill and Nardole. All three books are up for pre-order on Amazon.

    “The Two Doctors” Review

    Multi-Doctor stories. We were spoilt by the brilliant The Five Doctors and The Three Doctors so how does this 2nd and 6th Doctor story stack up? A gripping timey-wimey story of Sontaran’s, Androgum’s and a quaint Spanish hacienda. Enough to keep us going or are we desperate for that afternoon siesta?

    Thank you as always for your thoughts and listening to the show. Next week we’re reviewing the concluding story to our 9th Doctor two-parter – The Doctor Dances. Until then have a brill week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep131: Are you my mummy?

    3 March 2017 (8:05am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 24 minutes and 45 seconds

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    Hey Who fans! A busier week with news and some cool merch items then onto our review of The Empty Child.

    The News

    A teaser dropped for series 10 which potentially reveals some characters and titles, unfortunately actor Neil Fingleton who played The Fisher King has passed away at the age of 36 and the petition to save The Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff has surpassed 10,000 signatures.

    Merch Corner

    We chant about some great merch this week including – series 1 blu ray steelbook is up for pre-order, Big Finish release a standard/vanilla version for the 10th Doctor Adventures, some dvd’s from Reeltime Pictures looking at the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Doctors and a series of cool looking mugs recently launched over at gbposters.

    “The Empty Child” Review

    Possibly one of Eccleston’s best stories? We take a look at the creepy first part written by The Moff. Great writing, superb direction and design but does it float out boat or leave us running for the air raid shelter?

    Thank you all for joining us once again and your reviews. Next week we’re looking at the Colin Baker story – The Two Doctors, your thoughts on this will be great. Until then have a fantastic week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep130: Quarks! It's time to review The Dominators!

    24 February 2017 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 5 minutes and 23 seconds

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    Hey Who fans! Very light on news this week but a couple of merch items get us through to our review of the 2nd Doctor story – The Dominators.

    The News

    No news this week.

    Merch Corner

    One of the first spin-off movies, Wartime Chronicles, is getting a re-release with a couple of extra features. Worth a look if you’re a Sgt. Benton fan.

    We talk through the recently announced statues coming our way from Robert Harrop this year.

    “The Dominators” Review

    A five parter 2nd Doctor story to kick off Troughton’s second series. Often viewed as slow and light on actual story can we get into it or are we plodding around an island looking for Quarks?

    Thank you all for listening and subscribing. Next week it’s the turn of the 9th Doctor as we look into the first of a two-parter: The Empty Child. Until then have an awesome week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep129: Yep, we're going inside a Dalek

    17 February 2017 (12:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes and 2 seconds

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    Hey Who fans! Welcome back onboard the TARDIS for another show. We’re kicking off with news and merch then onto our review of Into the Dalek. Allons-y!

    Our website has had a makeover which we’re very pleased with. If you find any bugs or Cybermats anywhere please let us know. Oh, and grab yourself a t-shirt or mug from the shop :)

    The News

    To celebrate the 80th anniversary year of pioneering music maker Delia Derbyshire, a bunch of musical projects will take place throughout the year funded by the National Heritage Fund. You can find the details over at the website.

    We talk through the final confirmed ratings for Class and it’s potential for a second series.

    Merch Corner

    Three new novellas will be released this year to accompany the Lethbridge-Stewart range starting with The Life of Evans in March plus some chat around Big Finish’s recent announcement of chronicle stories for the 9th, 10th and 11th Doctors.

    “Into the Dalek” Review

    Ah Rusty, you had the potential for so much good but as it turns out, the Doctor maybe has as much hate issues. We’re big fans of the 9th Doctor story Dalek so can this similar themed 12th Doctor story win us over?

    Thank you so much for your continued support and being our wonderful listeners. Next week we’re reviewing the classic 2nd Doctor story The Dominators so get your reviews in for that. Until then have an awesome week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 128

    10 February 2017 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 5 minutes and 3 seconds

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    Hey Who fans! More cheerful news this week then onto our review of the 5th Doctor story Time-Flight.

    The News

    The Ice Warriors are coming back for series 10.

    Series 11 is to be broadcast next Autumn with filming due to start early next year. That does mean that with the exception of the Christmas Special this year, we’re in for another year at least hiatus.

    Missy is back for Series 10. You probably guessed that as the Moff is still showrunner.

    Merch Corner

    Fancy a cool crystal TARDIS? Head over to www.doctorwhocyrstals.com to take a look. There’s also a Capaldi version.

    “Time-Flight” Review

    Possibly one of the most frowned upon stories from Davison’s era and possibly all of classic Who. How do we feel about this one with it’s Heathrow setting, sideways TARDIS and PS5 budget? One of us isn’t a fan, the other one surprisingly is.

    Thank you for listening and sending in reviews. Next week we’re looking at the Capaldi story Into the Dalek. Look out for the FB post on Monday and get your reviews in. Until then have an awesome week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 127

    3 February 2017 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 9 minutes and 59 seconds

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    Hey Who fans! We have some very sad news on all counts this week, a single piece of merch then onto our review of Night Terrors.

    The News

    It’s with great sadness that we say goodbye to Sir John Hurt who passed away aged 77. As Who fans we knew him as the War Doctor but he had a wonderful career playing some wonderful roles over the years, namely The Elephant Man, Kane (and the awesome/horrific chest busting scene) in Alien and Mr Olivander in Harry Potter. Good bye old bean.

    Big Finish has picked up a BBC Drama Award! The award for Best Online/non Broadcast Drama was for Absent Friends, part one from Doom Coalition 3 boxset. Well done indeed!

    More sad news, Peter Capaldi has announced his departure from Who in an emotional interview with Jo Whiley on her BBC Radio 2 show. As you can imagine, we have quite a few words to say about this.

    Merch Corner

    Cosplay clothing site Abbyshot have put the new 12th Doctor Red Velvet Coat up for pre-order. Looks great on Peter Capaldi, maybe you too?

    “Night Terrors” Review

    As big fans of Matt Smith’s Doctor we were both looking forward to reviewing one of his stories but, it’s one we’ve not seen in ages and throws opinions down the middle. Suitably creeped out or feeling sleepy?

    Thank you for as always for listening and getting in touch. Next week, for classic week, we’re looking at The 5th Doctor story Time-Flight. Until then have an awesome week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 126

    27 January 2017 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 41 minutes and 21 seconds

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    Episode 126 is here and it’s full of Doctor Who goodness starting with the news…

    The News

    Unfortunately we say goodbye to a couple of people; Rodney Bennett passed away aged 81, Rodney directed ten classic stories, namely the awesome The Ark in Space. Philip Bond also passed away aged 81, he played Ganatus in the first five episodes of the Hartnell story The Daleks.

    More fan submissions needed! This time for the upcoming book Time Shadows 2 which, like the first edition, is raising money for charity. They are looking for submissions for their short story anthology released by Psuedoscope Publishing. You can check the details here.

    Merch Corner

    We talk through the upcoming releases from Character for 2017 including new figures, sonic’s, journals and, believe it or not, a stretchy Cyberman!

    “The Curse of Peladon” Review

    It’s felt like ages since we reviewed a Pertwee story so it’s great to be talking through “Curse” (we’ll leave reviewing The Monster of Peladon for a while ;-)). Quirky aliens, a “who dunnit” plot, political undertones, Venusian akido and some rather silly voices. The ingredients are all there for a great classic Who story but does it all come together or are we stranded on the cliff in the wind and rain?

    Thank you for listening and for sending in your thoughts. Next week it’s the 11th Doctor story Night Terrors so look out for the Facebook post to give us your mini-reviews. Until then have an awesome week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 125

    20 January 2017 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 39 minutes and 58 seconds

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    Welcome back Who fans. Light on news but we do have some merch from Big Finish, a new book and then… onto our review of The Girl in the Fireplace.

    The News

    No news this week.

    Merch Corner

    Big Finish have announced the next few titles in the 4th Doctor Adventures following on from the great story this month The Beast of Kravenos. February: The Eternal Battle, March: The Silent Scream and April: Dethras.

    Into Origami? This June sees Doctor Who: Origami released for you to create your paper creations! Available to pre-order from Amazon now.

    “The Girl in the Fireplace” Review

    It’s modern Who this week and we’re spending some time with that cheeky 10th Doctor and this often loved series 2 episode. Having not seen it in a while do we still hold a flame for this one or are we left cold on a deserted space ship?

    Thank you as always for listening and your thoughts on our review episode. Next week it’s The Don, the 3rd Doctor when we’ll review The Curse of Peladon. Until then have a great week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 124

    13 January 2017 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 0 minutes and 30 seconds

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    We’re full swing into 2017 and this week’s review is an important one. Some brief news and merch first though.

    The News

    No news but we have a quick chat about the ratings for Class since it aired on BBC One and The Christmas Special.

    Merch Corner

    Funko have teamed up with Playmobil to bring us some quite cute looking 4th and 11th Doctor figures.

    “An Unearthly Child” Review

    To kick off the new year proper, we’re going back to where it all started. Where nobody knew who The Doctor was, or what the TARDIS was or meant? Where the realm of BBC sci-fi was dipping it’s experimental toes in the water. Yes, we’re looking at the very first episode of Doctor Who – An Unearthly Child.

    Thank you for for listening as always. Our review story next week is the Tennant story – The Girl in the Fireplace. Until then have a fantastic week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 123

    6 January 2017 (10:06am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 43 minutes and 16 seconds

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    Hey Who fans and Happy 2017! Out first episode back this year has a few bits of news and merch and then it’s onto our review of the recent Christmas Special – The Return of Doctor Mysterio.

    The News

    Get your artwork featured in a new Who book. Doctor Who: The Illustrated Adventures by Penguin are looking for submissions so check out the details on their site and get your work over.

    We talk about the series 10 trailer briefly with what we’re looking forward to and what looks a bit meh.

    Merch Corner

    A quick overview of the content that will be included on the dvd and blu ray for The Return of Doctor Mysterio.

    “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” Review

    Ah, another Doctor Who Christmas Special, another opportunity for the Moff to give us a proper festive and awesome story. Are Adam and Garry on the same page with this one or does it fizzle out like a cold Christmas pudding?

    Thank you for jumping into 2017 with us and for those sending in reviews. Next week we’re going to where it all started with An Unearthly Child and we’re really looking forward to your thoughts on that. Until then have a fantastic week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Happy New Year

    30 December 2016 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 minutes and 59 seconds

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    Hello you lot. Not a regular episode this week as we’re taking a well deserved week off but we did want to wish all of you a very Happy New Year. If you want to hear our year in review then shuffle back to Episode 122.

    This year has been amazing for us and we’ve done so much. A huge thank you to all of you who have listened, subscribed, sent in a review or just popped on Twitter and said hi. We think we have a great community around this podcast and doing the show is a real joy each and every week.

    We will see you when we return next Friday where we’ll be reviewing the recent Christmas Special – The Return of Doctor Mysterio. Until then have a fantastic New Year celebration. Stay safe and remember – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 122

    23 December 2016 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 39 minutes and 52 seconds

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    Hey Who fans! It’s our last (proper) show of 2016! We’re scrapping news and merch this week in favour of a quick year in review and then it’s onto our review of The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe.

    No news or merch this week. “The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe” Review

    We know, we know, it’s not one of the best stories (few Christmas Specials are if we’re being honest) but we haven’t done one before and seeing as it’s Christmas – why not? Grab a hot drink and some snacks, we’re going to finish the year on either a bang or a wet blanket.

    Thank you for your thoughts and reviews, plenty of expected scores. You’ll hear from us briefly next week and when we return in the January (Friday 6th) we’ll be reviewing this year’s Christmas Special – The Return of Doctor Mysterio. Until then have a great Doctor Who Christmas and remember – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 121

    16 December 2016 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes and 44 seconds

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    Hello you lot! Some cool news and merch this week followed by our review for the Series 3 story – Smith and Jones.

    The News

    We talk about the recent comments from Capaldi on his future on the show. He’s been asked to stay on but we have no definitive answer as yet.

    A trailer has dropped for the upcoming Xmas Special. Is’t about 20 seconds long so, er, yeah… fill your boots.

    Fan made Who magazine have released issue 30 with an interview with Peter Davison.

    Merch

    If you’re into your collectable trading cards US company Topps have released a new 10th Doctor Widevision set.

    That wood-made Tardis desk tidy we spoke about many months ago is now back in stock. Keep those desks nice and tidy.

    “Smith and Jones” Review

    Modern Who week and it’s Martha Jones’ first outing with The Doctor. We’re big fans of Series 3 but does this one get us revved up for the remaining series or leave us feeling deflated like a hospital waiting room?

    Thank you for listening and your thoughts on our review ep. Next week we’re reviewing The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe as, after all, it is Christmas. Until then have a great week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 120

    9 December 2016 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 14 minutes and 20 seconds

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    Hey Who fans! We’re at Episode 120 which brings some fresh news, a couple of merch items PLUS our last review of Class and our regular review of Ghostlight.

    The News

    In the London area (or maybe this will be an incentive to get there)? A popular meeting place for Who fans has now re-opened. The Fitzroy Tavern on Charlotte Street has had a refurb we expect the great sounding Who meetup’s to continue, which take place on the first Thursday of each month. We’ll see you there!

    Merch

    A couple of merch items – the last novel of the Lethbridge-Stewart range for 2016 has been announced – Mind of Stone and Doom Coalition 4 is up for pre-order from Big Finish.

    “Class: Episode 8 – The Lost” Review

    The last one! Can it follow on from the not too bad episode from last week and end the series with the potential we’ve wanted?

    “Ghostlight” Review

    It’s classic week and we’re spending some time with the 7th Doctor and Ace. Back to a creepy house in Perivale with aliens, scary house maids and a whole bunch of other characters in this sometimes complex story. Some good stuff in here or are we left dazed and confused.

    What a show this week. Thank you for sticking with us with our reviews of Class and for giving us your thoughts on Ghostlight. Next week we’re looking at a Tennant story – Smith and Jones. Until then have a great week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 119

    2 December 2016 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 37 minutes and 17 seconds

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    Welcome aboard the Tardis for episode 119. Plenty of Doctor Who goodness this week starting with the news…

    The News

    We give you the all important broadcast times for the upcoming Christmas Special.

    The Vashta Nerada are to return! Not to our screens but to Big Finish and will see Tom Baker as the 4th Doctor battle these horrid shadow lurking creatures. It’s part of the second volume of Classic Doctors, New Monsters which will be out at some point next year.

    Merch

    Remember when we spoke about a cool looking Cyberman stone effect bust from Robert Harrop? Well now you can get a gold version! Yes, a limited run of 50 pieces are on sale now.

    Like the logo for The Ghost character in the upcoming Christmas Special? Grab the tee now from ForbiddenPlanet.com.

    “Class: Episode 7 – The Metaphysical Engine, or What Quill Did” Review

    We’re still holding out hope that there’s an episode in this series that pulls us out of the boredom so far. Is this the one? Please let it be the one.

    “Time Heist” Review

    Attack eye-brows is back with us this week as The Doctor and his newly formed team attempt to break into the universe’s most secure bank vault. A great 12th Doctor story or are we left locked out with nowhere to go?

    Thank you for listening and sending in your thoughts. Next week we tackle the 7th Doctor story Ghostlight, we’d love to hear your thoughts on that. Until then enjoy the start of the festive period and remember – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 118

    25 November 2016 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 38 minutes and 48 seconds

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    Hey Who fans! Jump onboard the Tardis as we look at some news and merch and then… Class. We into it now or still boring us to tears? Then onto the Tom Baker story – The Sontaran Experiment.

    The News

    A couple of writers have been announced for Series 10 including classic era writer (of McCoy story Survival) Rona Munro and joining her will be Jamie Mathieson.

    Big Finish have three audio plays nominated in the BBC Radio Drama Awards in the Best Online/non Broadcast category. Doctor Who: Absent Friends, Doctor Who: Death and the Queen and Torchwood: More Than This. Best of luck Big Finish!

    Merch

    To celebrate the release of The Power of the Daleks, Lovarzi are giving away 5 exclusive Dalek design scarves which look awesome. If you enter, good luck.

    A new ebook titled Based On The Popular BBC Television Serial is now available to download for free! It’s a guide to most of the publications over the years. Go get it now from wonderfulbook.co.uk/basedon/

    “Class: Episode 6 – Detained” Review

    We’re still not the biggest fans of Class but can this minimal story bring us round?

    “The Sontaran Experiment” Review

    What’s this? A little two parter in Tom Baker’s first series. Lots of good elements in this story but does it leave us out in the cold, rocky marsh?

    Thanks for sticking with us and listening to another show. If you don’t yet subscribe, make sure you look us up on iTunes and hit that subscribe button! Next week we’re looking at the 12th Doctor story Time Heist. Have a great week and remember – Allons-y!!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 117

    18 November 2016 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes and 20 seconds

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    Welcome new and old listeners alike! This week’s show has the usual waffle, latest news, some merch then our reviews of both Class Episode 5 – Brave-ish Heart and our 11th Doctor story – Dinosaurs on a Spaceship. Geronimo!

    The News

    Help historian David J Howe fund his museum to display his lifetime collection of Doctor Who merchandise. Check out his story and donate on the Indiegogo page (or search on Indieogo for The Doctor Who Merchandise Museum).

    Merch

    The Douglas Adams story The Pirate Planet is getting released in January and is based on the original notes Adams put down over 40 years ago. Will be a good pick up this one.

    Warlord Games are releasing two additional miniature sets for the upcoming adventure table top game Into the Time Vortex. These new sets are the Cybermen and Dalek versions which can be custom painted.

    “Class: Episode 5 – Brave-ish Heart” Review

    The concluding episode to last week but has it ramped up the essentials to provide a fitting close or are we left a little disappointed?

    “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship” Review

    “I have a gang!” It’s always great to spend time with the 11th Doctor and this one has it’s fans and dislikers. What do we think though? A classic Doctor Who adventure or should it remain on the shelf, ready for extinction?

    A huge thank you as always for you continued support and those that sent in reviews. Next week it classic week and it’s the turn of the 4th Doctor and The Sontaran Experiment. Have a super week and remember – Allons-y!!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 116

    11 November 2016 (8:11am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes and 11 seconds

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    Hey listeners. Welcome aboard new and old listeners alike. This week it’s sad news, a few good merch items, our review of Class episode 4 and our regular review which this week is the classic story Attack of the Cybermen.

    The News

    Bad times. The Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff is to close its doors next summer. Unfortunately the council funded lease on the purpose built building is up and there’s no plans to renew that lease or relocate. There is an online petition which if you have yet signed please jump on and show your support.

    Merch

    After little info on the blu ray version for the upcoming release of The Power of the Daleks, two come along at once. The standard blue ray (containing both black and white and colour versions) is out in Feburary 2017 and also… a special edition steelbook is coming out at the same time, exclusive to Amazon.

    Fans of the Target book covers will be pleased to know there’s a 2017 calendar featuring a bunch of covers from artist Andrew Skileter.

    “Class: Episode 4 – Co-Owner of a Lonely Heart” Review

    Oh Class, will you start giving us some decent stories? So far it’s been a bumpy road for us but does this one step it up a gear?

    “Attack of the Cybermen” Review

    It’s been a while since we spent some time with the 6th Doctor so it’s good to be back in the presence of old Sixie. Garry spoke about this story way back in Episode 4 in 2014 but has his opinion changed? Both Garry and Adam have some interesting thoughts.

    Thanks Who fans for listening and your thoughts. Next week we visit the 11th Doctor and the, again, divided story Dinosaurs on a Spaceship. Until than have a great week and remember – Allons-y!!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 115

    4 November 2016 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 12 minutes and 48 seconds

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    Welcome Who fans new and old. Light on news this week but some good merch plus our reviews for Class and our regular story outing with Tooth and Claw.

    The News

    Tumbleweed…

    Merch

    Humble Bundle have teamed up with Titan Comics to offer a few bundles at a great price plus there’s a donation to Children in Need.

    Three new books from the 60’s are getting re-published with beautiful covers; Doctor Who in an exciting adventure with the Daleks, Doctor Who and the Zarbi and Doctor Who and the Crusaders. They’re a great price in Amazon right now.

    The Beeb have confirmed the upcoming additional content in the upcoming The Power of the Daleks which might please some people.

    A new Doctor Magazine Special has landed – Invasions of Earth which is on sale now, looks great.

    “Class: Episode 2 – Nightvisiting” Review

    We were quite varied last week when we gave our thoughts on episodes 1 and 2 so has this week levelled out and given us the Class we were hoping for?

    “Tooth and Claw” Review

    Well timed around Halloween brings us to this creepy tale of werewolves. Plenty going on in this one; Queen Victoria, kung-fu monks, death and despair but is it enough to give us 45 minutes of entertainment or are we left cold out in the moonlight.

    Thank you for listening and sticking with us. Your thoughts and opinions are always a great insight. Next week it’s old Sixie’s turn as we look at Attack of the Cybermen so get your thoughts in for that. Until than have a great week and remember – Allons-y!!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 114

    28 October 2016 (7:25am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes and 8 seconds

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    Hey Who fans. We have a chock-a-block show this week which includes the latest Doctor Who news, some merch then our review of Class episodes 1 and 2 then onto our normal review which is The Krotons. Phew!

    The News

    The Power of the Daleks is also coming to cinemas in Australia. Set your calendars for Saturday 12th November as you’ll not only get to see the story in all its glory on the big screen but there’s also a bunch of special features after. Our listeners down under need to head over to the Sharmill Films site to grab your tickets.

    A new teaser video has been released showing a tiny bit more about the upcoming Christmas Special. We talk about it a bit more and our feelings on it’s potential success.

    Merch

    Those of you that have been impressed by Class will be glad to hear that Series 1 is already up for pre-order from Amazon on blu ray and dvd. The release date is 2nd January next year.

    “Class: Episodes 1 and 2” Review

    A spin-off show is always big news so we’ve dedicated a bit of time to talk through our thoughts and give you a mini-review on the first couple of episodes of Class. Garry has been less than impressed and Adam’s been swayed after his boozy night at the premier but how do we feel about it now? A*’s all round or detention?

    “The Krotons” Review

    We love the 2nd Doctor so it’s with delight that we’re reviewing this classic from the 60’s. Although Trougton is marvellous to watch does the story keep us entertained or do we fizzle out like Krotons being dissolved with acid?

    Thank you all so much for listening and subscribing, your thoughts on our review ep is always lovely. Next week it’s that cheeky 10th Doctor and Tooth and Claw so get your reviews in for that. Until than have a great week and remember – Allons-y!!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 113

    21 October 2016 (7:24am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 2 minutes and 52 seconds

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    Welcome aboard the Tardis Who fans as we venture into episode 113 for some Doctor Who news, latest merch and our weekly review!

    The News

    Our US listeners will be pleased to know that The Power of the Daleks, the upcoming animated restore of the lost story, will be in cinemas on 14th November, a few days before it airs on TV. Check out the Fathom Events site for more details.

    A bunch of new Class pics have emerged giving us more insight into the setup and characters. Exciting as we’re mere days away from episodes 1 and 2 going live.

    Merch

    Character Toys have released the first image for a new 5.5 inch figure which is the 10th Doctor in Tuxedo. It looks, well, rubbish but maybe a suitable addition to your collection if you’re into your figures.

    “Kill the Moon” Review

    Another often divided story and one that came under a lot of flack when it first went out. Capaldi’s fun trip to the moon soon turns sour but does this one provide enough gravitas with the story or are we left feeling the coldness of space?

    Thank you all for listening and your thoughts on Kill the Moon. Next week it’s a classic story and we’re in the mood for some 2nd Doctor so get ready for The Krotons. Until than have a great week and remember – Allons-y!!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 112

    14 October 2016 (5:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 10 minutes and 11 seconds

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    Hey everyone. Some cool news and merch this week followed by out review of 5th Doctor story The Awakening. Let’s do it!

    The News

    We have a teaser/trailer/behind-the-scenes thing for the Christmas Special. Yes, The Return of Doctor Mysterio will be on our screens this Crimbo and this video gives us a wee insight into what we can expect. Before then however…

    Finally, a proper trailer has been released for Class. It’s certainly looking polished and ready to go and we’ll be giving you our thoughts on it. Episodes 1 and 2 will go out on BBC Three Online on Saturday 22nd October.

    Great news – a writer from the classic era will be penning a script for next year’s series 10! While the Moff didn’t confirm who this was we have a wager; Adam thinks it could be Rob Shearman while Garry has his money on Ben Aaronovitch. Excited about this.

    Merch

    Those fans of the cute children’s stories The Mr. Men will be thrilled to know that a mash-up of Mr. Men and Doctor Who will be out from Puffin Books next year! Each Doctor will have his own book, Dr. Fourth for example, and features the original design we know fondly.

    Eaglemoss, the company behind the Doctor Who Figurine Collection, have announced a new “Mega-Dalek” to accompany the already available Bronze version. The new silver and blue figure will be 23cm tall and if priced the same as the Bronze version will retail for PS85.

    “The Awakening” Review

    Dark undertones and a lost grandfather await in this little two-part story from the Davison era. We have mixed feelings on some of Davison’s stories but will this one be a hidden gem to enjoy or should it stay hidden.

    A huge thank you for your reviews as always. Next week we’re driving forward to review the 12th Doctor story Kill the Moon which we know has varying degrees of both like and dislike so please get your thoughts in for that. Until than have a great week and as always – Allons-y!!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 111

    7 October 2016 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 56 minutes and 56 seconds

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    Hello Who fans, jump aboard, we’ve got a great show this week. Some great news and updates then onto our review of The Rings of Akhaten.

    The News

    Those clever peeps at Real SFX and Milk VFX have scooped the BAFTA Cymru Award for Special and Visuals, Titles and Graphics from series 9 opener The Magician’s Apprentice. Crack open that champagne!

    Way back in Episode 75 we told you of a Kickstarter campaign to get the old style Doctor Who Pinball machine reborn into a new digital version, well it’s now shipped to most platforms. It’s available on iOS, Google Play, Steam, Mac App Store, Amazon and Ouya (with the console versions coming soon). It’s a wonderful game and a slice of DW history, check it out.

    An update to the upcoming Polarity Day happening on 23rd October – it will now occupy a larger auditorium at the Wimbledon Theatre which means more tickets so you can now apply to up to four instead of two. This also means more people on the guest list including John Levene (Sargent Benton), Bernard Holly (Axon leader) and the DWAS President Colin Baker! It’s now shaping up to be a great day.

    Merch

    If you’ve been a fan of the War Doctor stories from Big Finish then you’ll be pleased to know that Volume 3: Agents of Chaos was released yesterday. Grab it and carry on the brilliant story.

    “The Rings of Akhaten” Review

    There are some stories in each series of Who (both old and new) that really don’t gel with a lot of people, this week’s story being one of them. What do your hosts think however; as charming and entertaining as a good song or like a cat being strangled? Either way, we’ve got some interesting thoughts.

    Thank you , you lovely lot for listening and for all your thoughts and audio clips. Next week its classic Who and we’re watching the 5th Doctor story The Awakening so remember to give us your reviews. Until than have a great week and as always – Allons-y!!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 110

    30 September 2016 (6:18am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 5 minutes and 6 seconds

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    Welcome aboard the Tardis Who fans as we land somewhere in time and space to go through the news, let those pesky Daleks in for some upcoming merch then we rewind back to classic Who for our review of The Green Death.

    The News

    Last week we told you about Polarity Day, an upcoming event to celebrate Jon Pertwee and his time as the Doctor. The DWAS have now released ticket and event info which you can check out here. Get your stamped address envelopes off now!

    We have some more details on Class including Capaldi’s involvement in episode 1 and we now have a date too – Saturday 22nd October will see the first two episodes go live on the now online only channel BBC Three.

    Merch

    We go through the press release for the upcoming new series of Lethbridge-Stewart books starting with the great sounding Times Squared which is a direct sequel to The Web of Fear.

    “The Green Death” Review

    There’s no reversing of the polarity in this episode but we do have plenty of giant maggots and a sad farewell for Jo Grant. Are we drawn to the green glow of this story or do we feel like maggots stuck on a fishing hook?

    Thank you as always for listening, quite a long show this week. Next week it’s the 11th Doctor’s turn when we look at the often divided The Rings of Akhaten, get your reviews in for that one. Until than have a great week and as always – Allons-y!!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 109

    23 September 2016 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes and 27 seconds

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    Hello Who fans and welcome to episode 109. Standard format this week; latest news, bit of merch then onto our review of The Lazarus Experiment.

    The News

    A new teaser image has been released for Class which shows some math on a board and a laser pistol.

    Some more details have been released for the upcoming Power of the Daleks event at the BFI in November. Tickets go on sale at 11:30am on the 4th October priced at PS22.70 – be there promptly!

    Merch

    Just one bit of merch this week as Big Finish announce volume two of Classic Doctors, New Monsters which this time will feature the Racnos.

    “The Lazarus Experiment” Review

    We’re big fans of Tennent as you know but how does this one stack up? Series 3 is interesting as Martha is now on board but the Doctor doesn’t want a full on companion, or does he? We’re loving this one like a pleasant gathering of people in swanky London or does it mutate into an awful monster?

    Thank you all for listening and a big hello to our new listeners. Next week is the classic story The Green Death up for review so get your thoughts in for that. Until than have a lovely week and as always – Allons-y!!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 108

    16 September 2016 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes and 55 seconds

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    Hm, hm, hm. He he he (that was my Hartnell impression). Hey Who fans. Some very interesting news this week then onto our classic review of The Romans.

    The News

    John Barrowman seems to be playing the blame game with the lack of commitment to more Torchwood and throws it all in Moffat’s direction. Well, the Moff is not happy, not happy at all and publicly replies to Mr B. We’ll keep reporting on this one as it unfolds. Handbags at dawn!

    Chris Eccleston recently gave a review on an Australian radio station and revels a bit more on how he felt about his time on Who plus a couple of interesting nuggets we haven’t heard before.

    Merch

    Talking of John Barrowman, Big Finish are releasing a new audio drama next year called The Lives of Captain Jack. With links to some cool characters from Who, this could be a belter. It’s out June 2017.

    Those busy peeps at Candy Jar have another free digital book to get your teeth into, this one based on the legend that is Eileen Younghusband called The Last Duty. Check it out here.

    “The Romans” Review

    This week we look into an often forgotten Hartnell story (ahem, Adam!) The Romans. Sprinkled the humour and based loosely on historical fact, this is a fun romp but are we impressed like the Ceasers of old or hung high and dry in the arena?

    Thank you for listening and your thoughts. Next week it’s that cheeky 10th Doctor’s turn when we review The Lazarus Project, we look forward to your reviews. Until than have a great week and as always – Allons-y!!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 107

    9 September 2016 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 49 minutes and 57 seconds

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    Hi Who fans, welcome to episode 107 where we have some huge news to discuss then onto our review of World War Three. Fantastic!

    The News

    Canadian fans are in for a treat. Channel Space are putting on a special fan event on October 5th as part of their daily talk show InnerSpace. What special guests are attending? None other than the Doctor himself Peter Capaldi, new companion Pearl Mackie, show runner Steven Moffat and exec producer Brian Minchin. Check out Space’s Twitter channel for more details.

    Some exciting news – the completely lost Troughton story The Power of the Daleks has been given the full animated treatment and will be released on November 5th on the BBC Store digitally then on DVD on the 21st November.

    Merch

    To tie in with the release of the upcoming spin-off show Class this October, BBC Books are releasing three novels that expand on the story of the new young heroes from Coal Hill School.

    “World War Three” Review

    We conclude our Slitheen review with the second part of this 9th Doctor story. More fart jokes and light content or more sinister darker tones for us to get into?

    Thank you all as always for listening and sending in your thoughts. Next week we’re looking at an often forgotten 1st Doctor story The Romans. Until than have a great week and as always – Allons-y!!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 106

    2 September 2016 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 14 minutes and 54 seconds

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    Hi you lot. This week we have some cool Pertwee news, a sweet custom Titan figure and then onto our review of Battlefield. Let’s do it.

    The News

    Another classic Who commentary is on the way from Fantom Publishing’s Who Talk series, this time it’s the turn of Remembrance of the Daleks. Previous releases have included The Web of Fear and The Doemons amongst others so go check them out.

    The Doctor Who Appreciation Society is currently raising funds for a Heritage Plaque in honour of Jon Pertwee which they’re hoping to have installed at the New Wimbledon Theatre. This is all to celebrate 40 years of the DWAS for which Pertwee was the first honorary president. There’s also a special event coming up in London on the 23rd October called Polarity Day to celebrate the 40th anniversary and Pertwee’s Doctor.

    Merch

    Titan recently unveiled a new TARDIS 4.5″ figure at New York Comic Con and is now up for order at Forbidden Planet. The Clara Tribute TARDIS is adorned with the floral paintings and portrait by Rigsy and looks rather good.

    “Battlefield” Review

    Aaaaaaaace!!!! Yes, it’s plenty of 7th Doctor and Ace action as Battlefield kicked off series 26 and our review this week. Some good stuff in this one or do we get stuck like trying to pull Excalibur from it’s stone?

    That’s a wrap for episode 106 and thank you as always for listening and sticking with us. Next week we finish the 9th Doctor’s story in our review of World War Three. Until than have a great week and as always – Allons-y!!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 105

    26 August 2016 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 7 minutes and 52 seconds

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    Hey Who fans! It’s a packed show this week with plenty of waffle, news, merch and then our review of the 9th Doctor story Aliens of London.

    The News

    US fans will be happy as Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Steven Moffat and the cast of Class will be attending this year’s New York Comic Con in October. You lucky people.

    We reported a couple of weeks ago that series 9 episode Heaven Sent was nominated for a Hugo Award and… unfortunately Who didn’t win, missing out to the final episode of Jessica Jones.

    Some sad news to end on; actor Michael Napier-Brown, that loveable crazy Mexican Civil War soldier from The War Games, has passed away aged 79. Contributing as one of the more fun characters from that Troughton story it’s a sad time but also a good excuse to give The War Games another watch.

    Merch

    It’s promo code week so here we go…

    Grab 3 Pop! Funko’s for PS20 from I Want One Of Those.com, some cool Who figures still left to pick up. Use the code POP.

    Fancy the official 4th Doctor’s screen accurate scarf or the 7th Doctor’s question mark umbrella? These amongst some other great pieces of Who clothing await along with 15% off from Lovarzi. Just use code WHO15 at checkout.

    “Aliens of London” Review

    We love the 9th Doctor, as you probably know by now, and it’s always a treat to re-watch the comeback series. This first part of a two-parter is always up for good debate though. Aliens of London, a fantastic adventure or too childish and flatulent (hee hee) for us?

    Thank you listeners, we had loads of reviews in this week across audio, email, Facebook and Twitter, it’s been awesome! Next week we’re getting the rice pudding ready as we visit the 7th Doctor for our review of Battlefield. Until than have a fantastic week and as always – Allons-y!!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 104

    19 August 2016 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes and 20 seconds

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    Hey listeners both new and old. This week has some details on the TV Movie blu ray, some great merch details around the Lethbridge-Stewart books then our review of The Talons of Weng-Chiang.

    The News

    Some casting news for series 10; that loveable actor David Suchet, famous for playing the Agatha Christie detective Hercule Poirot, will be joining the show as a character known as The Landlord. Sounds interesting.

    Merch

    We report on the announced details for the upcoming blu ray release of the TV Movie then onto some news from Candy Jar Books. Firstly, a new book is on the way titles Connecting Who: Artificial Beings which looks interesting and there’s a new short stories collection from the Lethbridge-Stewart range The Havoc Files 2 which is on a limited print run so make sure you get onto the Candy Jar site and pre-order. Lastly, we have a discount code for Big Blue Box listeners: get 30% off any title from the Lethbridge-Stewart range using code EPICLS30. It’s valid until the end of September so get on it!

    “The Talons of Weng-Chiang” Review

    Fans of classic Who, especially those of Tom Baker, refer to this as one of his best and it’s one we’ve looked forward to reviewing. Lots of interesting points of discussion so… are we impressed or do we throw this to the sewer rats?

    Thank you so much for listening and your reviews. Next week it’s the turn of the 9th Doctor and the first of a two-parter Aliens of London so look out for the Facebook post and also feel free to email, Tweet or send us an audio review. Until than have a great week and remember – Allons-y!!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 103

    12 August 2016 (6:00am GMT)
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    Hello to you and welcome to episode 103. Light on news so it’s a good job we’ve got plenty of chat plus our review of the 12th Doctor’s story Listen. Shhhhh…

    The News

    If you STILL haven’t been to the Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff there’s now another reason to get yourself there. They’ve just added the restored 4th/5th Doctor’s console! It’s beautiful and well worth the visit to see it close up.

    Merch

    We reported ages ago that Peter Davison was putting out an autobiography but it disappeared from our radar. It’s now back and with a new title – Is There Life Outside The Box? An Actor Despairs and will be released this October.

    “Listen” Review

    We’re back watching “attack eyebrows” this week as we dive into a very divisive story. Scary and creepy or smoke and mirrors? We’ve plenty to talk about with this one. Shhh….

    That’s it for this episode and thank you for listening and those of you who commented and sent in clips, we really appreciate it. It’s back to classic Who next week with our review of the 4th Doctor’s story The Talons of Weng-Chiang and we’d love to hear your thoughts on that. Until than have a great week and remember – Allons-y!!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 102

    5 August 2016 (6:00am GMT)
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    Welcome aboard the TARDIS for episode 102 where we talk through a couple of news items, a merch item that’s potentially cool and then we land on Varos for our 6th Doctor review.

    The News

    Filming for block 2 on series 10 is now underway and we’ve seen some great set pics featuring Capaldi and Pearl in Victorian costume.

    The Moff has been saying in the latest Doctor Who Magazine that he’s not written out the Doctor in series 10 which almost (yes, that’s almost) confirms that Capaldi will stay on into series 11.

    Merch

    The rather brilliant TV Movie starring Paul McGann is getting the blu ray treatment. Releasing this September it will be a two disc set but as yet it’s unclear as to what the content is and if it’s an upscale. Good news though.

    “Vengeance on Varos” Review

    Known for its dark tones and gritty story, Vengeance on Varos is also regarded as one of Colin Baker’s finest performances. Are we on the same page or trapped in a dystopian future of visual torture?

    As always thank you so much for subscribing and sending us your thoughts on our review episode. Next week it’s the time of the 12th Doctor where we look at Listen. Until than have a great week and remember – Allons-y!!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 101

    29 July 2016 (6:00am GMT)
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    Hello Whovians and welcome to episode 101. With the centennial celebrations behind us we get back down to business with some cool news and our review of t’ Crimson ‘orror!

    The News

    If you fancy yourself a bit of a Who story writer then this new book launching in 2017 could be for you. The Temporal Logbook II are accepting short story ideas on 31st July. Search for them or click here to get the details and good luck!

    Moffat has been speaking about the new series and something should please us all – “When I agreed to do one more run, I thought, 'Sod it, I'm not doing the march to the scaffold. I want it to feel like a brand new show. I want it to feel like Episode 1 of a new series. I want to leave like it's all just beginning.” Let’s hope he comes good on that.

    Ralf Little has released a short but funny video categorically denying his involvement in series 10 (wink wink).

    John Barrowman is to have an interesting phone call soon to try and get Torchwood back on the TV! With the comics, books and now Big Finish stories, surly this is the next logical step? Here’s hoping.

    Merch

    The series 3 Pop! Funko’s are on their way and from the six figures available, most of them are awesome. We can’t wait to get our hands on these.

    Candy Jar books are doing a 2-for-1 offer which ends on Monday 1st August so get over there and pick them up!

    Goody Bag Giveaway

    Our winner of the goody bag is Alex Kingdom, well done!

    “The Crimson Horror” Review

    Ah series 7, you give so many highs and yet many lows. Does The Crimson Horror fill us with worm splattering joy or do we sink beneath the venomous red sludge?

    Thank you for jumping onboard the TARDIS and for all your comments and views. Next week we’re looking at the 6th Doctor story Vengeance on Varos and we’re really interested in your views on that one. Until than have a great week and remember – Allons-y!!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 100

    22 July 2016 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 16 minutes and 0 seconds

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    Hey Who fans! We’re at episode 100!!! We have a soppy moment, a giveaway, news & merch then onto our review of The War Games. What a show, let’s get crackin’…

    The News

    Fancy bidding on a full size replica Dalek in black? You now can as a new show called Sell or Swap films next week. If you can make to Bristol or are interested in putting a bid in please email cleodixey@crookproductions.com.

    In a recent interview with Matt Smith he thinks a female Doctor might be too far off. When a young female fan asked if she could be the Doctor he replied that a female lead “could be close” and for her to practice and work hard. Interesting.

    Merch

    Like your mug of tea in a large size? This new TARDIS design 64-ounce mug could be for you. We’ll let you know when it’s up for order.

    Goody Bag Giveaway

    To celebrate 100 episodes we’re giving away a bag of Big Blue Box Podcast stuff including a t shirt with our new logo and some other Doctor Who items. To win, tell us what story Garry reviewed in Episode 1. Send your answer on Twitter, Facebook or email. We’ll announce the winner next week. Good luck!

    “The War Games” Review

    What an epic classic story to review for episode 100. It’s a 10 episode adventure that takes the 2nd Doctor with Jamie and Zoe across war stricken time zones, capture, interrogation, mind control, science and an unlikely encounter with the Time Lords. Hits the mark with us or leaves us feeling like with had a mind reset?

    Thank you for listening and a massive thank you for sticking with us for 100 episodes. We’re very proud of our show and how far it’s come and it’s all thanks to you brilliant lot! Next week we’re looking at the 11th Doctor story The Crimson Horror so remember to get your thoughts in. Until than have a great week and remember – Allons-y!!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 99

    15 July 2016 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes and 58 seconds

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    Welcome back into the TARDIS Who fans. We have a couple of interesting news and merch items then onto our review of that wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey story – Blink.

    The News

    Matt Strevens has been named as Executive Producer alongside Chris Chibnall for Doctor Who series 11. Working on shows such as Eastenders, The Bill, Cucumber amongst others. His role as Exec Producer on the brilliant An Adventure in Time and Space should please most of us though.

    We’re not ones for spinning up the rumour mill but there’s been talk of Matt Smith returning as the Doctor once Capaldi nips off after series 10. Where do we start?

    Merch

    Earlier this year a fan made/amateur Who spin-off film was released called Downtime. If you enjoyed that then good news as a direct sequel is out on the 18th July called Daemos Rising which is connected to the awesome 3rd Doctor story The Daemons.

    “Blink” Review

    Often touted as a modern Who masterpiece we delve into the details of those creepy Weeping Angels, quantum locks, timey-wimey story line and people only owning 17 dvd’s. Doing it for us or are we left frozen like statues out in the rain?

    Thank you for listening and your thoughts on Blink. Next week for Episode 100 we’re looking at the epic classic story The War Games and we’re really looking forward to your reviews on that one. Until than have a great week and remember – Allons-y!!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 98

    8 July 2016 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes and 31 seconds

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    Howdy do Who fans, we’re at episode 98! Some great news items and merch then we’re going to Earth in 1983 to visit the 5th Doctor for our review of Mawdryn Undead.

    The News

    Peter Capaldi is up for Best Actor in this year’s TV Choice Awards. Would be great to see him pick this up so make sure you cast your vote!

    Some great news for David Tennant and Steven Moffat who have both received doctorates! In their respective home towns and/or early study places they’ve both been awarded their doctorates for services to drama and acting. What an honour and great moments.

    Merch

    Long-time Doctor Who author John Peel is putting his quill to parchment once again as he pens the latest story in the Lethbridge-Stewart series titled The Grandfather Infestation. Good to see a classic Who writer picking up the story which is now up for pre-order.

    Titan have released (rather early) the new Who range of mini figures based on the 12th Doctor. A bit hit and miss this one but a few gems in there none-the-less.

    Those clever peeps at Rubbertoe Props have just released the Mini Pandorica. Scaled to the same size as the previously released Siege Mode Tardis and Power of Three Cube, it’s has the usual stunning details but also glows in the day and night! Not too bad a price either!

    “Mawdryn Undead” Review

    We’re fans of the 5th Doctor as you know but this lesser spoken about “Black Guardian” trilogy is an interesting one. We’re introduced to Turlough, the Brigadier is back and it’s all very timey wimey. A story to recommend or one to leave on the shelf?

    Another episode down and thank you for joining us. Next week we’re looking at the 10th Doctor’s story Blink so very much looking forward to your thoughts on that one. Until than have a crackin’ week and remember – Allons-y!!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 97

    1 July 2016 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 58 minutes and 37 seconds

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    News is picking up a little plus we have some cool merch stuff to talk through before we plough onto our review episode The Long Game.

    The News

    US online retailer Hot Topic has won the LIMA (International Licensing Industry Merchandiser’s Association) Award for the second time since 2014. Ladies, if you’re after some swanky DW clothing, this is where you want to go.

    Merch

    A great sounding new Titan comic run is starting this Wednesday 6th July. Titled Supremacy of the Cybermen it’s a big cross over story featuring the 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Doctor’s and their companions, phew. It ties in nicely with both the Cybermen’s 50th anniversary and Titan’s Doctor Who Comics Day which takes place a few days later on the 9th July. Now would be a good time to dip your toe into the Titan comics.

    The Doctor Who Magazine shows no signs of slowing down after its amazing 500th issue celebrations last month. Issue 501 is dedicated to Tom Baker and includes seven interviews packed with great insight into the man himself. Another month and another must pick up issue.

    If you’re into your large hardback coffee table DW books then Doctor Who: The Whoniverse will be up your street. Coming out this October it features loads of information on human kind’s history within the DW universe, the birth of the Time Lords and lots more.

    Last week’s competition

    The winner of our Target book competition is… (drum roll please) – George Garrity. Congrats!

    “The Long Game” Review

    Eccleston’s series one is strong overall and you know we’re big fans at the BBB but The Long Game is one that’s often glossed over. Do we find good reason and agree with that or is it one of those hidden gems that deserves much more?

    Thank you for all your reviews this week, especially those who threw audio clips over, you’re awesome. Next week we’re travelling back to the 5th Doctor’s era for Mawdryn Undead. Have a fantastic week and until next time – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 96

    24 June 2016 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 54 minutes and 9 seconds

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    Hey Who fans! It’s been a very slow week for news and merch so we waffle on for a bit and end up talking about news and merch anyway! Before we get onto our review of The Sea Devils, that waffle…

    The News

    No substantial news this week but the law of sod threw it’s mighty sword at us. We said that, although filming started this week for series 10, there were no set or cast pics released yet. Then low and behold, minutes after we stop recording, set pics emerge of Pearl Mackie. Meh.

    Merch

    No merch this week but we did mention a couple of bits in the end; a new book The American Adventures and some Titan and Pop! stuff.

    Last week’s competition

    The winner of our Big Finish competition is… (drum roll please) – Charlotte Stinson. Well done, we’ll be in touch real soon to sort the deets with you.

    This week’s competition

    We have another giveaway! Yes this week you could win a copy of the recently released Target novel – Genesis of the Daleks. To win tell us who was the cover artist for the Genesis of the Daleks Target book. As usual, hit us up on Facebook, Twitter or email and you have until midnight on Wednesday 29th June. We’ll announce the winner on next week’s show (if we remember).

    “The Sea Devils” Review

    We always like visiting the 3rd Doctor’s era and this one, often loved, is one we’ve talked about behind the scenes for a while. Classic Doctor and companion team, classic monster and classic Master. Do we share the love or does it leave us treading water?

    Thanks for listening and your thoughts. Next week it’s the 9th Doctor’s turn with our review of The Long Game. Good luck with the competition and until then – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 95

    17 June 2016 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 33 minutes and 1 second

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    Hey Who fans! We’re back to the normal format this week and after some very interesting news items, we’re onto the 12th Doctor story Robot of Sherwood.

    The News

    Series 10 starts filming next week, yay! Not so yay (depending on your opinion of this character) as we find out that Matt Lucas is returning as Nardole. Hmmm.

    Adric is returning! Not in the TV show of course but with the rest of the crowded TARDIS team that we know and love from series 19 for Big Finish! The new three parter will be with us on January next year.

    Merch

    No merch this week :(

    Competition

    Those of you with sharp ears will have noticed we totally forgot to announce the winner to our Big Finish giveaway to win the War Doctor boxset Only the Monstrous so… you all have another week to get your entry in. Either tweet us, post us on Faebook or email us the answer to this question: what words does the War Doctor blast into the wall in the 50th Anniversary story The Day of the Doctor? A winner will DEFINITELY be announced on next week’s show.

    “Robot of Sherwood” Review

    A brilliant concept for an episode of Doctor Who; our time travelling Doctor at odds with one of history’s most famous outlaws but does the execution live up to the story?

    Thank you for all your thoughts on this week’s review story, you’re all awesome! Next week we’re jumping back to the 3rd Doctor era for our review of The Sea Devils. Have a great week and until then – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 94

    10 June 2016 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    Hey Who fans! It’s a different one this week as we stuck into our first Big Finish review. First though, some news and a competition.

    The News

    If you kept an eye on the auction we told you about last week you would have seen the huge amount the red Dalek from The Dalek Invasion of Earth went for – PS38,000! Overall the auction sold over PS90,000 in total. Phew!

    Mark Gatiss has been asked to write an episode for series 10 but not just any episode, a sequel to Sleep No More. As you can imagine, we’re not jumping for joy.

    Competition

    We’ve teamed up with our friends at Big Finish and they’ve very kindly given us a copy of the amazing War Doctor box set Only the Monstrous. To win, tell us what words the War Doctor made in the wall in the 50th Anniversary story The Day of the Doctor. Tweet us, leave a post on Facebook or email, the choice is yours. We’ll announce the winner next week. Best of luck.

    “The 10th Doctor Adventures” Review

    We’ve spoken many times about this, and you guys have requested many times that we do a Big Finish review so here we are! We’re looking at the recently released The 10th Doctor Adventures but are we thrilled to have the Doctor-Donna team back or does it leave us wishing they’d left it as memories?

    That’s episode 94 done. Thank you for listening and sending in your thoughts. Next week we’re looking at the 12th Doctor story Robot of Sherwood, looking forward to your views on that one. Have a great week and until next time – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 93

    3 June 2016 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 29 minutes and 37 seconds

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    Hey Who fans! The usual waffle followed by some cool little news items then we get educated in all things Aztec as we fly back to the 15th century for this week’s review story – The Aztecs.

    The News

    The 6th Doctor Colin Baker is returning to the airwaves as new Big Finish stories are to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra. The Crimes of Thomas Brewster start things off this Saturday at 6pm. This weekend will also see a repeat of the 50th anniversary radio documentary Who Made Who. Both shows will be available to listen to via BBC iPlayer for the next month.

    Fancy owning a piece of Doctor Who history? Have deep pockets? Well auctioneers Bamfords are holding an online auction this Wednesday 8th June where you can pick up some great costumes, props and other stuff from the classic era. Ever fancied owning a DW Pinball machine, a Dalek coin-op kids ride or a Davros head? This could be the time to get them!

    Merch Corner

    Not much in the way of merch this week other than a raft of the latest Titan comic releases.

    “The Aztecs” Review

    A true historical and educational adventure with the ever-so charming 1st Doctor. We love going back to this era of Who but does this one hit the mark or is it in line for one of those blood sacrifices?

    Thank you for listening and your continued support we appreciate it so much. Next week we’re doing our first Big Finish review where we’ll take a look at the new 10th Doctor Adventures so that’s all exciting. Have a great week and until next time – Allons-y!



 
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