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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:
126
Average Episode Duration:
1:30:19
Longest Episode Duration:
2:24:45
Total Duration of all Episodes:
7 days, 21 hours, 38 minutes and 53 seconds
Earliest Episode:
26 September 2014 (7:00am GMT)
Latest Episode:
17 March 2017 (7:00am GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
7 days, 3 hours, 59 minutes and 59 seconds

The Doctor Who Big Blue Box Podcast Episodes

  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 84

    1 April 2016 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 33 minutes and 40 seconds

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    Welcome aboard the TARDIS Who fans. Before we get creeped out in our review of Midnight some news from the world of Who.

    The News

    Unfortunately actress Adrienne Corri, who played Mena in The Leisure Hive alongside Tom baker, has passed away aged 85 and Michelle Gomez has been nominated for a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Missy.

    Merch Corner

    A new audio book based on the original Target novel The Time Meddler is due for release this October which you can pre-order from Amazon and there’s a free short story called The Black Eggs of Khufu by Tom Dexter which accompanies the ongoing Lethbridge-Stewart novels.

    “Midnight” Review

    Tense, creepy, atmospheric, scary. These words have all been used to describe this Tennant story but does it keep us gripped or does it wish we’d stayed in the spa? Find out as we drive through the sapphire landscapes of Midnight.

    Thank you listening and sending in your comments and audio clips, we really appreciate it. Next week we venture back to the Troughton era with our review of The Tomb of the Cybermen so look out for our Facebook post to leave your thoughts. If you’re an iTunes listener we’d really appreciate a review, it helps us a lot. Have a great week and until next time – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 83

    25 March 2016 (12:35pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 34 minutes and 3 seconds

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    Well howdy do Who fans. Let’s kick off with some interesting Who news before we roll onto Fifth Doctor territory.

    The News

    A couple of upcoming fan projects need your content contributions, DW is available in the US on Amazon Prime Video and Capaldi accepts Guinness World Record for the largest number of cosplayers.

    Merch Corner

    The Fourth Doctor Adventures arrive from Titan Comics, The Essential Doctor Who #7 – The Time Lords is now out and you can now pre-order the 10th Doctor Tales audio book read by David Tennant and Catherine Tate to name a few.

    “Four to Doomsday” Review

    It’s great to visit the Fifth Doctor again as it feels like ages since we last did a review from his era. What do we make of this one? Enlightened or did we need persuading to watch it?

    Some great news and a very interesting review of Four to Doomsday, thank you so much for your thoughts. Next week is one we’ve wanted to do for ages, it’s the Tennant story Midnight. Until then have a great week and remember – Allons-y!



  • The Andrew Cartmel Interview

    18 March 2016 (7:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 16 minutes and 41 seconds

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    Hey Who fans, we have a break in programming this week to bring you an interview with the always cheerful Mr Andrew Cartmel. Enjoy…

    The Interview

    We’re big fans of Andrew and his thoughts and work on Doctor Who during such a difficult time. With BBC bosses not giving the show the love and attention it deserved and trying to take the Doctor in a new direction, Andrew had his work cut out. Listen as we dive behind the scenes and reveal some great stories from that era which ultimately led to the show’s extended hiatus.

    We’d like to thank Andrew again for making time to chat with us, it really was worth it. Next week we’ll be reviewing the 5th Doctor story Four to Doomsday so look out for the post on Facebook, we look forward to your thoughts. Until then have a great week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 81

    11 March 2016 (7:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 53 minutes and 45 seconds

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    Welcome back Who fans! Since Capaldi’s first season aired in 2014 we’re now taking a look at Mummy on the Orient Express. News and merch round-up first.

    The News

    After many years and many discount codes the BBC Shop is closing it’s virtual doors and Peter Capaldi um’s and ah’s about his future on the show.

    Merch Corner

    Couple of new books landing soon – Yee Jee Tso, the 8th Doctor’s companion Chang Lee, is bringing out a new behind-the-scenes book – Time and Spaces: A Photo Journal of Doctor Who Filmimg, which looks at the filming of the TV Movie; another new book Saturday Night Monsters: A 100% Totally Unofficial Doctor Who Fanthology written by fans looks like a good read and Big Finish are re-releasing two of the best classic Who stories Spare Parts and The Chimes of Midnight on limited edition vinyl.

    “Mummy on the Orient Express” Review

    Adam has wanted to do this one for a while now but after a re-watch does it still hold the magic and mystery?

    Thank you for all your reviews and audio clips, we appreciate them all as usual. Next week is a special show, we interview script editor in the McCoy era Andrew Cartmel which has some great insights and stories. Until then have a great week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 80

    4 March 2016 (7:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 49 minutes and 56 seconds

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    Episode 80 is here! We’re rapidly approaching the 100th episode. This week it’s news, merch and our Pertwee review story The Claws of Axos.

    The News

    Capaldi to appear at HMV on Oxford Street London this Monday 7th March, Big Finish announce some second volumes to their audio series’ and BBC Worldwide serve up Doctor Who as video-on-demand in South Korea.

    Merch Corner

    Candy Jar Books have released a new book titled Space, Time, Machine, Monster: Doctor Who Edition which dives into the science of DW along with some top 10 lists and facts.

    If you’ve got a spare PS750 lying around you could treat yourself to the new 12th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver from Rubbertoe Replicas. Some photo’s if you manage to get one please!

    “The Claws of Axos” Review

    Classic Who week and it’s The Claws of Axos from 1971. Often reviewed well but does it do it for us?

    Thank you for listening as always. On the next show we’re zipping back to modern Who for Capaldi’s Mummy on the Orient Express so remember to give us your thoughts. Until then have a great week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 79

    26 February 2016 (7:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes and 0 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 79

    Hey Who fans, it’s episode 79. We start a new section of the show this week – Merch Corner which starts after the news. We then have an emotional review of Vincent and the Doctor so let’s do this.

    The News

    Who would have thought Series 1 from new Who would be so popular? BBC Worldwide have revealed that at their trade even Showtime, Doctor Who: Series 1 is the most purchased show for broadcast worldwide. Go 9 and Rose!

    Sad news now. Actor Jon Rollason who played journalist Harold Chorley in the Troughton story The Web of Fear has passed away, aged 84. Involved in various TV projects including The Avengers and Coronation Street, we’ll remember him as the cowardly and often pushy Mr Chorley.

    With lots of mud slinging going on with Netflix at the moment and their imminent withdrawal of Who from it’s service, we have good news for our Canadian friends. Streaming service CraveTV have picked up the contract to show Who later this year. Starting with Series 9 after in broadcasts on Space, all previous 8 series’ will then be added by the end of the year. Some good news at least for some fans.

    Merch Corner

    Welcome to Merch Corner, a place to inform you of upcoming Doctor Who collectibles and various other items that, like us, you’ll want to get your hands on. Let’s kick the first one off…

    US online store ThinkGeek have a special Cyberman silver vinyl edition of the 50th Anniversary soundtrack titled 50 Years in the TARDIS.

    Those amazing looking mini-statues we saw at the official Festival last year are now up for pre-order from Robert Harrop.

    If you’ve heard of Loot Crate then this variation on it might interest you. Nerd Block’s March offering has at least one Who item inside along with some other cool movie franchise gifts.

    “Vincent and the Doctor” Review

    Hello again Matt Smith! Yes we’re back with The Doctor and Amy as they travel back in time to try and save one of the greatest artists we’ve ever known. It’s full of emotion and touching moments but does it get us going or is it like watching paint dry?

    Thank you for listening. Next week it’s the long awaited return of Mr Pertwee as we review The Claws of Axos so remember to post your thoughts on that. Until then have a great week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 78

    19 February 2016 (7:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes and 32 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 78

    Hey Who fans and welcome to episode 78. Before we fly back to 1966 let’s do the waffle, I mean, er, news…

    The News

    Titan Comics have announced the date for this year’s Doctor Who Comics Day. That day is Saturday 9th July which is sure to see some events happening all over the place. Last year there was a good event held at Forbidden Planet in London so we’re expecting a similar thing. Go Titan!

    According to new figures from the BBC, Doctor Who has come fourth in the top ten most loved show on iPlayer. Yes, apparently there’s a favourite/love/whatever icon within iPlayer which Who fans clearly have been pressing quite a bit. Must remember to do that now.

    If you’re heading to the Doctor Who Experience soon you’re in for a treat as a load of new props and other goodies from series 9 are being added for our up-close viewing pleasure. These will be on show from Wednesday 2nd March and if that wasn’t enough, the Tardis Tours are back! Yes, from Saturday 20th February through to Sunday 6th March you’ll be able to set foot on the iconic Tardis set and be like the actual Doctor! Now would be a good time to get your asses to Cardiff.

    “The War Machines” Review

    We’re visiting the 1st Doctor and those lethal robots in all it’s black and white glory this week. We have a lot of love for Mr Hartnell but does this story stand up in quality to his greatness or are we left to wonder 60’s London, wishing we were back in full colour?

    Thank you for stopping by the Tardis and your comments for this week’s review story. Next week is Matt Smith’s Vincent and the Doctor which we’re looking forward to. Remember to follow us on your preferred social channel for the latest updates, tidbits and more waffle. Until then week – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 77

    12 February 2016 (7:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes and 3 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 77

    Hey Who fans, it’s episode 77. Without further ado, news and reviews awaits so… allons-y!

    The News

    Steven Moffat has bagged himself an OBE! Yes, still current show runner was given the award in this years honours for his services to drama and we think it’s thoroughly deserved. We may not have agreed with or liked all of Moffat’s decisions during his time as head writer but you can’t argue with his tireless dedication and work ethic.

    You may remember a couple of weeks ago we told you about a Kickstarter project to bring the classic Doctor Who pinball machine into a digital format. Well, it’s not reached 100% of it’s funding goal, woo-hoo! Awesome job to those who backed this, we can’t wait to play it.

    Series 10 is underway! Yes, pre-production is getting into motion and filming begins this May. It’s good to know that things are still happening and they’re nearly into filming, here’s looking forward to those official pics from the production team.

    “42” Review

    Series 3 is generally considered pretty good but this story is often overlooked. Claustrophobic, suspense and eery possession make this an interesting concept plus it’s well times as it was Chris Chibnall’s first story for Who. Are we impressed or running from the sun with this one?

    Thank you for listening, next week we go old school as we travel back to the Hartnell years so look out for the post on Facebook, we always look forward to your thoughts. Until then week – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 76

    5 February 2016 (7:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 49 minutes and 19 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 76

    Welcome Who fans to episode 76! Some great news items to get through then onto our review of one of the 7th Doctor’s strangest stories – Delta and the Bannermen.

    The News

    The brilliant Lethbridge-Stewart novels from Candy Jar Books are getting the audio book treatment in conjunction with Fantom Films. Read by Terry Molloy, famous as portraying Davros in the show, the audio books will be available to order individually or as a bundle directly from Fantom Films.

    BBC Books are to re-issue seven of the old Target novelisations; Doctor Who and the Zarbi by Bill Strutton (First Doctor); Doctor Who and the Web of Fear by Terrance Dicks (Second Doctor); Doctor Who and the Dinosaur Invasion by Malcolm Hulke (Third Doctor); Doctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks by Terrance Dicks (Fourth Doctor); Doctor Who: The Visitation by Eric Saward (Fifth Doctor); Doctor Who: Vengeance on Varos by Philip Martin (Sixth Doctor) and Doctor Who: Battlefield by Marc Platt (Seventh Doctor). Looking forward to these as they’re always good reads.

    Comic book creator and producer Andrew Wildman has put out some story board cards of when he was working on the Day of the Doctor and it shows some scenes including 9th Doctor Chris Eccleston. Some interesting scenes with him in the barn on Gallifrey with a young girl now known as The Moment along with some other expressions. John Hurt was awesome as the War Doctor but we can’t help think what the story would be like with Eccleston instead?

    “Delta and the Bannermen” Review

    It’s a bit of a bonkers review this one as we take a trip to Shangri-la holiday camp with the 7th Doctor and Mel. Cameos, green babies, Welsh holiday-ers, rock ‘n roll and dodgy American accents. Are we swept up in the 50’s nostalgia or does this story leave us broke down like the holiday bus?

    That’s it for this week. If you’ve not yet watched Delta and the Bannermen it’s worth a go for the entertainment value alone. Next week we visit the Tennant era and review 42, written by new showrunner Chris Chibnall. Until then – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 75

    29 January 2016 (7:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 47 minutes and 30 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 75

    Hey Who fans! Big big news this week but before that the obligatory waffle then later our review of series 1’s Dalek.

    The News

    Mr Capaldi has been busy the last week, not with Who but with more real life problems and stories. Taking time out from his schedule he made a trip to Jordan to visit some of the refugee camps and see the tragedy there. A very touching video is online featuring Capaldi himself and his experiences there. All respect to Capaldi.

    A new Kickstarter campaign started recently which is sure to please any retro pinball machine fans. Video game developers Farsight Studios, who specialise in taking actual classic pinball machines and digitising them to play on computers and consoles, have acquired a classic Doctor Who pinball machine but need help in getting the required licensing to bring it to market. Check out their campaign on Kickstarter and give it a backing if you want to get hold of this awesome bit of Doctor Who gaming nostalgia.

    BIG NEWS! As you will all be aware – Stephen Moffat has announced he’ll be stepping down as show runner next year and will be replaced by previous Who writer and creator of the brilliant Broadchurch Chris Chibnall. Moffat will be with us for one more series after this years Christmas Special and then Chibnall with take over from 2018. This does leave a gap in broadcast unfortunately as we’re getting no new Who until Christmas this year, sad face. We’ve got lots to discuss on this and we’d like your comments too so let us know.

    “Dalek” Review

    Fantastic! We’re back in 2005 this week and witness the Dalek’s on our screen for the first time in modern Who and for quite a while previously. Can a lone, menacing Dalek and a petrified Doctor create enough of a story to keep us in suspense or does this one crash down a flight of stairs like a Dalek with a faulty levitate?

    Thank you as always for sending in your clips and reviews. If you listen on iTunes or the Podcasts app (anything on Apple basically) if you could give us a review that would be amazing. Next week is going to be… interesting as we visit the 7th Doctor story Delta and the Bannerman. Until then – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 74

    22 January 2016 (7:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 39 minutes and 55 seconds

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    Hey Who fans! Before we go crashing into Karn for our review of The Brain of Morbius we have some Who news for you.

    The News

    Series 9 picks up a Golden Tomato Award. Movie and TV review site Rotten Tomatoes has awarded series 9 the most reviewed show, smashing!

    Russell T Davies has picked up the Outstanding Contribution to Writing Award at the prestigious annual Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Awards. He was thrilled to be receiving an award from fellow writers and praises the Writers’ Guild for it’s good work. Nice job RTD.

    Sad news now. The creator of the Zygons Robert Banks Stewart has passed away at the age of 84. After a successful career writing scripts for a number of television shows he’ll be remembered by Who fans as the creator of the Zygons but also penning the brilliant story The Seeds of Doom, bringing us the Krynoid no less!

    “The Brain of Morbius” Review

    Back now to the 4th Doctor era with our review of this Frankenstein-esque tale. The Doctor and Sarah Jane are in trouble again but who is trying to kill them off, the Sisterhood of Karn or Solon? Are we huge fans of this one or do we loose our heads?

    Another week down, thanks for your input as always guys. Next week we’re zipping forward to visit 9th Doctor story Dalek. Until then – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 73

    15 January 2016 (7:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes and 44 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 73

    Hey Who fans! We have some short news this week before bounding into our review of The God Complex.

    The News

    The new spin-off show which is due to air this Autumn is now to be co-produced by BBC America. While originally going to be produced solely by BBC Wales as per the regular show, this is now being made (and also broadcast) with our friends across the pond.

    The ever child like 7th Doctor Sylvester McCoy is to check-in to the real life Marigold Hotel. A new documentary on BBC 2 later this month will record the antics of a bunch of senior citizens as they embark on a long holiday to India to see if this is the retirement life for them. Cue much larking about and spoon playing!

    “The God Complex” Review

    We take a trip back to series 6 now and pull out one of the isolated stories. Themes of faith, fear and goodbyes test the team of The Doctor, Amy and Rory but how do we feel about it? A worthy re-watch or is it best left in room 11?

    Thanks for all your thoughts and audio clips. Our review story next week is The Brain of Morbius so remember to give us your reviews on that. Until then – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 72

    8 January 2016 (7:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes and 40 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 72

    Hey Who fans! We’re back to regular scheduling this week as there’s a couple of news items and then it’s onto classic review time with Revelation of the Daleks.

    The News

    Doctor Who has been nominated for Best Drama in the National Television Awards. Great to see the show still mixing it up with the top shows on TV, and deservedly so. Go and cast your vote now.

    Trading card company Topps have released a new set of Doctor Who cards in the US. Featuring over 200 cards including some specials and signed cards, these are sure to take off. We’ll let you know if and when they decide to release them here in the UK.

    “Revelation of the Daleks” Review

    We travel back to the 6th Doctor’s era this week and take a look at one of the lesser spoken about Dalek stories. Colin Baker’s usual brash-self is always under scrutiny but how does the story stack up for us? Do we drown in the monster-infested pools on Necros or do we strut proudly in our fancy blue cloak?

    Week 1 of 2016 is now done! Our review story next week is [] so remember to give us your thoughts on that. Until then, remember – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 71

    1 January 2016 (7:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes and 15 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 71

    Happy New Year Who fans! We kick off this year with what we’ve been up to over Christmas, there’s no news to speak of so we then crash into our review of the Christmas Special. Allons-y!

    “The Husbands of River Song” Review

    Ah, the famous and much divided yearly phenomenon that is the Doctor Who Christmas Special. It’s missed the mark in previous years but this year can the return of River Song teaming up with the 12th Doctor bring us some much festive adventure?

    Thank you for listening Whovians. We’ve got loads of great stuff coming in 2016 so here’s to geeking out big time this year to all things Who. Next week it’s back to the classic years so keep your eyes peeled on Twitter and Facebook so you can post over your thoughts. Until next time remember… Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 70

    25 December 2015 (7:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 48 minutes and 55 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 70

    Merry Christmas Who fans! This is it, the last episode of 2015. We round up the highlights of the year then finish up The End of Time with our review of Part 2. Let’s get Christmas Day going…

    Year in Review

    No news this week but instead we pick out some highlights from 2015.

    “The End of Time – Part 2” Review

    We conclude 2015 with our review of The End of Time Part 2. David Tennant’s final episode literally goes out with a bang. Does it match Part 1’s action and emotion? Who are we kidding, of course it does, but do our review scores reflect it’s rollercoaster of emotions?

    The final trivia question

    Last week we asked you – Who is the fist person the Fourth Doctor offers a jelly baby? The answer is – Sarah Jane Smith.

    We’re retiring the weekly trivia questions for now. They might make a return but for now we’ll give them some time out. Thank you to all who’ve given us their answers, some hardcore fact loving Who fans out there!

    Free wallpaper pack

    As a thank you for listening this year we’re giving away a free wallpaper pack. Garry has used his design skills and crafted a set of wallpapers you won’t see anywhere else. Hop over now and download, enjoy!

    Garry and Adam would like to say a huge thank you for sticking with us throughout 2015, it’s been a truly great year for us. We really appreciate you listening and contributing each and every week, it wouldn’t be the show it is without you. Thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.

    Our next show will be on 1st January next Friday with our review of the Christmas Special The Husbands of River Song.

    Until then have a fantastic Christmas whatever you’re doing and we look forward to enjoying Doctor Who with you all in 2016 – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 69

    18 December 2015 (7:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes and 30 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 69

    Series 9 may well be over (until the Christmas Special that is) but we’ve still got loads of Who to review and discuss. This week we get stuck into The End of Time Part 1 but before that, everything that’s been happening in the world of Who…

    The News

    The BBC have recently made the scripts available for the last two episode of series 9 Heaven Sent and Hell Bent. If you want an insight into what makes the foundation for an episode of Doctor Who then they’re worth a read.

    Next week’s Christmas Special the Husbands of River Song have had the broadcast times revealed and it’s a bit of a mixed bag. Here in the UK we’re fortunate to get it first at 5:15pm on Christmas Day, followed by our friends in the US and Canada later that day. Other countries such as Australia, New Zealand and some parts of Europe will have to wait until Boxing Day.

    Those clever peeps over at Rubbertoe Replicas have given us a detailed close up of the new Sonic Screwdriver to be used by Peter Capaldi. It looks wonderful and I think will all be on our Christmas lists next year. If you can afford it that is!

    “The End of Time – Part 1” Review

    It’s been a long time coming but Garry has been wanted to chew the fat on this one with Adam for a while. Tennant’s last story is packed full of action, humour and sadness and it’s these things that often divide fans. What do we make of it though… RTD magic or epic failure?

    This week’s trivia question

    Last week we asked you – What is the Paternoster Gang’s address? The answer is – 13 Paternoster Row, London.

    This week’s question is – Who is the first person the Fourth Doctor offers a jellybaby? Give us your answer in the comments below or post it on Twitter or Facebook. Good luck!

    Thank you for your thoughts on our review episode, we cannot wait for Part 2 next week so be sure to give us your reviews for that too, look out for the Facebook post. Until next time – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 68

    11 December 2015 (7:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 7 minutes and 19 seconds

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    Hey Who fans and welcome to The Doctor Who Big Blue Box Podcast as we wrap up series 9. Before we review Hell Bent we’ve got news to do and the usual waffle so without further ado…

    The News

    First up a great story. Martyn over at the BadWilf podcast along with the Geeksyndicate website started a campaign for a very sick Doctor Who fan called Daniel who wanted to go to the Festival last month but was too ill to attend. Using the hashtag #drwhodaniel they got the story trending and Daniel started receiving visits from cast members. Firstly it was Madame Kovarian Frances Barber which brought a smile to his face and now the Doctor himself Peter Capaldi has dropped by. Along with his visits he’s received plenty of Who stuff from various blogs/sites/podcasters which we’ll be adding to by sending a copy of the just released Whoniverse book by Lance Parkin.

    Fans of the 9th Doctor 5-issue mini-series from Titan Comics will glad to hear that starting April 2016 he’ll be getting a permanent run along side the current Doctor comics. Fantastic!

    If you’ve been liking the appearances of Ashildr this series you’ll be pleased to know BBC Books have just released The Legends of Ashildr in hardback. Based on her journals it’s a collection of stories from some pretty good authors including James Goss. Look out for it on Amazon, The BBC Shop and most other book stockists.

    “Hell Bent” Review

    We’re expecting a big show from the series 9 finale after the amazing cliff hanger from last week’s Heaven Sent. Does this impress like we hoped or leave us drowning in a puddle of Moffat-filled disappointment?

    This week’s trivia question

    Last week we asked you – There’s a price on Captain Jack’s head in how many solar systems? The answer is – Two and a half.

    This week’s question is – What is the Paternoster Gang’s address? Give us your answer in the comments below or post it on Twitter or Facebook. Good luck!

    Thank you for listening and subscribing to the show. Remember now that series 9 has finished (and until the Christmas Special) we’ll be going back to reviewing episodes from the classic years and from 2005, starting next week with The End Of Time Part 1. Until then – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 67

    4 December 2015 (7:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 53 minutes and 54 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 67

    Hey Who fans! A very interesting review in this week’s show as Heaven Sent throws us a Doctor-solo episode but first the news.

    The News

    A potentially confirming video has been posted by Peter Jackson on his Facebook page featuring Peter Capaldi in character as the Doctor. After years of rumours that Jackson would be directing an episode of Who it looks like it may be happening which would be amazing as we’re big fans of Jackson’s work. It’s a great video so check it out if you can.

    The TARDIS set tours are returning to the Doctor Who Experience. From the 3rd December you’ll be able to purchase the official BBC set tour along with your regular Experience ticket. Looking forward to visiting the actual TARDIS set used by 12th Doctor Peter Capaldi? Let us know if you end up going and give us your reviews.

    The BBC have released the title and a promo image for this years Christmas Special. Titled The Husbands of River Song it will air on Christmas Day at the more traditional “tea time” slot of 5:15pm. The promo image doesn’t reveal much by way of the story but it does throw in a classic looking River, a potentially new Sonic Screwdriver (oooh!) and a strange headless robot. Another Christmas flop or an entertaining romp?

    “Heaven Sent” Review

    We’re well on the way to the series end now and the Doctor is really up against the ropes. Isolated and trying to figure out where he is, who did this to him and how to escape. Does this Doctor-solo episode of dark inflection make us revel in the Moffat brilliance or is it a gruesome mess?

    This week’s trivia question

    Last week we asked you – Who reportedly told the Doctor that he looked better in a cloak? The answer is – Beau Brummell.

    This week’s question is – There’s a price on Captain Jack’s head in how many solar systems? Give us your answer in the comments below or post it on Twitter or Facebook. Good luck!

    An emotional one this week and thank you again for your thoughts and audio clips. Next week looks very interesting and remember to let us know of any conventions you’re going to next year. Until next week – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 66

    27 November 2015 (7:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 39 minutes and 21 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 66

    Hey Who fans! Tissues at the ready for this one as we review Face the Raven but first some news and a competition!

    The News

    This week sees Doctor Who celebrate 52 years of broadcasting. It only feels like yesterday we were all celebrating the 50th anniversary which is crazy but overall what a massive achievement by all involved over the years bringing us Who. Here’s to many more years.

    Some casting news – Matt Lucas of Little Britain fame and Greg Davies from the Inbetweeners have been cast for this year’s Christmas Special. It’s been hit and miss with predominantly comedic actors seen in Who (Peter Kay maybe?) so we shall see how this goes. Fingers crossed!

    Competition

    We have a collection of 6 new Doctor Who books up for grabs! Just head over to our Facebook page and tell us your favourite Who story. The winner will be announced next week, good luck.

    “Face the Raven” Review

    It was always going to be a sad one as we say goodbye to Clara and the Doctor is left alone once more. This episode also saw the return of Ashilda as the meddling immortal but now she’s gone and done it! Does this leave us wanting more and wanting Clara back or are we up for a bit of companion change?

    This week’s trivia question

    Last week we asked you – Before his death, what planet does Adric say he wants to be taken to? The answer is – Terradon.

    This week’s question is – Who reportedly told the Doctor that he looked better in a cloak? Give us your answer in the comments below or post it on Twitter or Facebook. Good luck!

    An emotional one this week and thank you again for your thoughts and audio clips. Next week looks very interesting and remember to let us know of any conventions you’re going to next year. Until next week – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 65

    20 November 2015 (7:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 58 minutes and 41 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 65

    Wow what a weekend! We’re now recharged and relaxed after a very busy weekend at the Doctor Who Festival which we’ll give you the low-down on plus our review of Sleep No More. Episode 65 awaits!

    The News

    The series finales to series 9 Heaven Sent and Hell Bent will have extended run times according to the BBC. With the 55 minutes and 65 minutes respectively that’s a lot of Who time for TV which is great!

    Big Finish have released boxset images for John Hurt’s War Doctor first adventure Only the Monstrous which you can also pre-order now for PS20. We suspect this one may be rather good so definitely a pre-order set.

    “Sleep No More” Review

    It’s always risky with Doctor Who when you try new things as we all found out with the Marmite episode Love and Monsters but is it a good thing that Mark Gatiss try’s out the now often sniffed at found footage approach? We think you’ll find our review of this one interesting and if someone finds this podcast many years in the future, we’re sure you’ll understand.

    This week’s trivia question

    Last week we asked you – What is the name of parallel-universe Jackie’s dog? The answer is – Rose.

    This week’s question is – Before his death, what planet does Adric say he wants to be taken to? Give us your answer in the comments below or post it on Twitter or Facebook. Good luck!

    It’s been a great episode and thank you for sticking with us. Some good stuff today and many bad points but hey, what’s what being a Who fan is all about, enjoying the many high points but also rolling with the low’s. Have a great week and enjoy Face the Raven tomorrow night. Until next week – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 64

    13 November 2015 (7:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 42 minutes and 29 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 64

    The excitement is ramping up as we head towards the Doctor Who Festival. Some cool news items to discuss and then we move onto our review of The Zygon Inversion.

    The News

    If you’ve ever wanted to own Doctor Who digitally you can now do so through the BBC new digital download store The BBC Store. All of the newer Who stuff is on there and the majority of the classic stuff too. Don’t forget about your humble DVD collection though!

    Steven Moffat has signed up to produce at least 13 more episodes after series 9, including a Christmas Special. Those curious about Moffat’s departure will have ti wait a bit longer now which is no bad thing right now, Doctor Who is on form at the moment.

    You lucky Who fans in the US will be able to see this years Christmas Special in cinemas thanks to Fathom Events. On the December 28th and 29th at 7:30, you can go see Who on the big screen which will also feature a 15 minute making of feature. Let us know if you plan on going.

    “The Zygon Inversion” Review

    Last week’s The Zygon Invasion was an amazing episode which we reviewed very highly but how does this week stack up? This modern classic will bring either goosebumps and thrills or boredom and upset.

    This week’s trivia question

    Last week we asked you – At what age was the Doctor taken from his family to join the Acadamy? The answer is – 8.

    This week’s question is – What is the name of parallel-universe Jackie’s dog? Give us your answer in the comments below or post it on Twitter or Facebook. Good luck!

    What an episode! Thank you all once again for sending in your thoughts and audio clips for this week’s review episode. We look forward to seeing you at the Doctor Who Festival this weekend and hope to hear all your thoughts and memories. Until next week – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 63

    6 November 2015 (7:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 27 minutes and 2 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 63

    Good day Who fans, this is episode 63. Some waffle, some rants, some news and our review of The Zygon Invasion – good times! Let’s get stuck in.

    The News

    Peter Capaldi was on the Radio 1 Breakfast Show on Wednesday morning and while chatting generally about Who, he did mention that Clara would be departing before the end of the series and that it would be very sad indeed. Tissues at the ready.

    Jenna Coleman has been added to the upcoming Official Festival in London next weekend and we were even offered photo ops. Trouble is, the online system wasn’t great for this with lots of complaints to the BBC Festival twitter account. If anyone got a photo op with Jenna send us the pic.

    Toys “R” Us are going to release an exclusive line of 5″ figures from Character. It’s a bit cheeky in a way as some of them are re-released in a newer box but the McGann figure looks awesome along with a couple of the Capaldi figures.

    “The Zygon Invasion” Review

    We’ve been looking forward to this story since it was announced before series 9 started, who doesn’t love a good Zygon? Here we see them putting their master plan into action to take over the world but does The Doctor have enough to stop them this time?

    This week’s trivia question

    Last week we asked you – Warehouse no what – where the Ood brain is kept? The answer is – 15.

    This week’s question is – At what age was the Doctor taken from his family to join the Acadamy? Give us your answer in the comments below or post it on Twitter or Facebook. Good luck!

    Thanks al always for your thoughts, reviews and audio clips. Keep them coming, we love it! Have a great week and enjoy The Zygon Inversion tomorrow night. Until next time – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 62

    30 October 2015 (7:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 11 minutes and 39 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 62

    Episode 62 is upon us and we have some great news to get into. We then round off with our review of the immortal girl two-parter The Girl Who Lived. Let’s do this!

    The News

    David Tennant and Catherine Tate are coming back! Big Finish have signed them up for the 10th Doctor Adventures, coming May 2016. As you guys can guess, we’re hugely excited for this!

    Another Who character is getting the re-work treatment, this time our favourite tin dog K9. Yes, the lovable, fearless robot dog is getting a multi-million pound movie treatment and a new look, with the movie hitting our screens in 2017. Interesting this one, we look forward to what they come up with.

    “The Girl Who Lived” Review

    No more vikings but a lion-man and lots of highway robberies. Ashilda has grown tired of human life and the world but the Doctor won’t give in. Does this conclusion satisfy or leave us also tired?

    This week’s trivia question

    Last week we asked you – What hobby does Wilf ingage in ‘up the hill’? The answer is – astronomy.

    This week’s question is – Warehouse no what – where the Ood brain is kept? Give us your answer in the comments below or post it on Twitter or Facebook. Good luck!

    It’s been interesting talking through this episode and the news has us excited. Enjoy this week’s Zygon filled episode. Until next week – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 61

    23 October 2015 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 35 minutes and 28 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 61

    Welcome back aboard the Tarids this week. We waffle for a bit, rattle through the news then we’re onto our review of The Girl Who Died.

    The News

    An unreleased spin-off adventure from the mid-ninteis titles Downtime is due to be released on the 16th November. Starring Nicholas Courtney as Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart and Elizabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith, they investigate a sinister school run by Professor Travers along with the Great Intelligence. There has been some legal disputes but hopefully we’ll pick this up next month.

    Another Lethbridge-Stewart related story. The third book Beast of Fang Rock is out today! Continuing on from the first two books in this series you can order from the Cookie Jar publishing site now. These books are an awesome read so go and get stuck in.

    “The Girl Who Died” Review

    Vikings, aliens, battles, faces explained and electric eels. After a really strong start to series 9 does this story retain the magic or do we fall in the mud, ready for the Mire to come get us?

    This week’s trivia question

    Last week we asked you – What football team does Ace support? The answer is – Charlton Athletic.

    This week’s question is – What hobby does Wilf ingage in ‘up the hill’? Give us your answer in the comments below or post it on Twitter or Facebook. Good luck!

    Thank you for all your comments and audio clips, we love them! Enjoy The Girl Who Lived tomorrow night and we’ll see you next week – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 60

    16 October 2015 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes and 8 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 60

    Hey Who fans, we’re at episode 60! Only a couple of news items this week but we give you the low down on our recent convention trip then onto our review of Before the Flood. Let’s fire up the Tardis engines…

    The News

    This week we discuss…

    Some amazing news to kick off with, John “The War Doctor” Hurt has kicked cancer’s ass! After being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year he’s come through treatment has been given the all clear. This is good news and we’re looking forward to hearing some of the War Doctor stories from Big Finish soon.

    A couple of new commentaries will be with us soon for the once lost stories The Web of Fear and The Enemy of the World. Toby Hadoke will be getting the conversation going with Deborah Watling, Milton Johns and John Levene to name a few. Produced independently of the BBC, they will be available this November from Fantom Films.

    “Before the Flood” Review

    Last week we were really into Under the Lake and praised it’s suspense, the story and the casts performance. Now that we’re into the conclusion, does that trend continue or are we left feeling wet and soggy?

    This week’s trivia question

    Last week we asked you – Tom Baker wanted a talking version of which vegetable as a companion? The answer is – a cabbage.

    This week’s question is – What football team does Ace support? Give us your answer in the comments below or post it on Twitter or Facebook. Good luck!

    Thank you for joining us for episode 60. Thank you for all your comments and thoughts as usual, it’s the best part of the show for us. Until next week – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 59

    9 October 2015 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes and 17 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 59

    Hey Who fans! We’ve got some very interesting news items to go through this week and then onto our review of the creepy Under the Lake.

    The News

    This week we discuss…

    A new spin-off showing coming our way in 2016 called Class.

    The new LEGO set will be released on 1st December in the UK prices PS49.99, just in time for Christmas.

    The details have now been revealed by the BBC for the upcoming The Underwater Menace DVD. Two full episodes, two recons and an hours worth of special features.

    John Hurt is returning to his role as The War Doctor for 12 full audio plays from Big Finish. Also, Paul McGann will reprise his role as The Doctor for a future release, the prequel story The Time War. Loads of good stuff from Big Finish as always.

    “Under the Lake” Review

    An unhappy Tardis, strange writing, ghosts and cool cliffhangers. With Capaldi now truly hitting his stride as The Doctor so we rate this one highly or does it leave us feeling wet and cold?

    This week’s trivia question

    Last week we asked you – What is the first story to mention that the Doctor has two hearts? The answer is – Spearhead from Space.

    This week’s question is – Tom Baker wanted a talking version of which vegetable as a companion? Give us your answer in the comments below or post it on Twitter or Facebook. Good luck!

    Thank you for joining us for episode 59 and thanks for sending in your thoughts and reviews. If you fancy leaving us a review in iTunes that would be fantastic! Until next week – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 58

    2 October 2015 (6:37am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes and 23 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 58

    Hey Who fans! Join us for episode 58 as we chat about the latest news then fly into our review of the series 9 opening conclusion The Witch’s Familiar.

    The News

    Big Chief Studios have posted a few preview pics of their upcoming 9th Doctor release. Similar to their previous collectables featuring the 4th, 10th and 11th Doctors, the Chris Eccleston figure looks great and comes with a raft of accessories. Stay tuned to their Twitter account for more.

    If you’ve been thinking about going to the Doctor Who Experience but haven’t been yet, Saturday 10th October could be a good time to go. 6th Doctor Colin Baker will be there visiting the experience plus holding a Q&A session. They rarely do these so go do it.

    The BBC are putting out a new Christmas Specials boxset on both Blu Ray and DVD which are available to pre-order now. It contains all 10 episodes from The Christmas Invasion through to Last Christmas plus some specially design Christmas cards. If you’re into the Who Christmas Specials and don’t own them, this could be for you.

    “The Witch’s Familiar” Review

    We scored The Magician’s Apprentice very high so how does this second part compare? More Daleks, more Clara and Missy and more of The Doctor being, well, The Doctor. It’s about to get very emotional.

    This week’s trivia question

    Last episode we asked you – On what date was Victorian Clara born? The answer is – 23rd November 1866.

    This week’s question is – What is the first story to mention that the Doctor has two hearts? Give us your answer in the comments below or post it on Twitter or Facebook. Good luck!

    Thank you for listening you lot and thanks for sending your thoughts via text, audio and video clips. If you fancy leaving us a review in iTunes that would be fantastic! Until next week – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 57

    25 September 2015 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 58 minutes and 11 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 57

    We’ve arrived! The start of Series 9 has been and what a show we have to discuss everything. To keep you waiting a bit more, we have the news to do so let’s land the TARDIS…

    The News

    Our Australian listeners attending the Doctor Who Festival will be happy as a few more guests have been announced. Joining Peter Capaldi, Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss will be 7th Doctor Sylvester McCoy, Billie Piper and Dan Starky. You lucky things you :)

    Series 9 opener The Magician’s Apprentice has broken a US record with the shows largest premier of just over 2 million viewers within their target demographic of 18-49 year olds. This is great news that more people are watching and an increase from series 8, mostly younger viewers.

    We now have confirmation that Jenna Coleman has left the show. What started as a 99% confirmed rumour last week turned to fact after Jenna herself told Radio 1 Breakfast show listeners the sad news. “I have left the Tardis – it’s happened, I’ve filmed my last scenes”. Now we have this confirmed it begs the question; when in series 9 will she go. We smell a new companion on the horizon.

    “The Magician’s Apprentice” Review

    It’s felt like a lifetime since series 8 was with us but the new series is finally here. We dive into the story, characters and themes to this belter of a series opener. Are we suitably impressed by it’s hype and excitement or left out on the battle fields of Skaro in the cold?

    This week’s trivia question

    Last episode we asked you – After The Daleks, which is the next the story to see The Doctor visiting Skaro? The answer is – The Evil of the Daleks.

    This week’s question is – On what date was Victorian Clara born? Give us your answer in the comments below or post it on Twitter or Facebook. Good luck!

    What a full on episode it’s been this week. Thank you so much to those who sent in audio and video reviews, please keep them coming. Thanks to everyone for hanging out on Twitter and Facebook too and look out for the usual post next week to give us your thoughts on The Witch’s Familiar. Until next time – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 56

    18 September 2015 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 34 minutes and 52 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 56

    We’re almost there Who fans, series 9 is nearly here. We get excited for Capaldi’s return plus but before the mayhem, we have our regular show to do…

    The News

    Apparently Jenna Coleman is to leave the show to take on the part of Queen Victoria in a new drama for ITV. After a few moments of “Jenna’s leaving” passing by already, it’s 99% confirmed that series 9 will be her last appearance. The BBC have reported on it but we still don’t have an official word yet. Be ready to say goodbye Clara fans.

    We now have a list of all the series 9 episode titles. As they’re all two-parters we can’t wait to check these out, have a ganders…

  • The Magician’s Apprentice
  • The Witch’s Familiar
  • Under The Lake
  • Before The Flood
  • The Girl Who Died
  • The Woman Who Lived
  • The Zygon Invasion
  • The Zygon Inversion
  • Sleep No More
  • Face The Raven
  • Heaven Sent
  • Hell Bent
  • More Torchwood audio is on the way from Big Finish. Fans of the TW show will have seen the Captain Jack adventure Conspiracy announced recently which is to be followed by a second story starring Eve Myles and Kai Owen. We now have more reason to celebrate as a series 2 has been commissioned for early next year. Good times ahead.

    “Planet of the Ood” Review

    Our last retro-review before we start our reviews of series 9. The Doctor and Donna are on the Ood-Sphere and things aren’t what they seem. Rabid, red-eye’d Ood along with sinister corrupt business types, this can’t be good. Do we leave this one with a twinkle of human kindness towards the Ood slaves or are we left cold outside on the barren landscape?

    This week’s trivia question

    Last episode we asked you – On what planet are Voltrox found? The answer is – Necros.

    This week’s question is – After The Daleks, which is the next the story to see The Doctor visiting Skaro? Give us your answer in the comments below or post it on Twitter or Facebook. Good luck!

    It’s all go this week as we gear up for series 9 starting. We hope you enjoyed this week’s show and remember to give us your thoughts on the new stuff. Enjoy The Magician’s Apprentice and until next time – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 55

    11 September 2015 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 23 minutes and 52 seconds

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    Howdy Who fans! We have some cool news to go through then we’re back to Gallifrey for this week’s classic story review.

    The News

    The UK now has a confirmed start time for the series 9 opener on the 19th September – 7:40pm. Make a note and don’t be late!

    More Torchwood audio is on the way from Big Finish. This time Eve Myles and Kai Owen return to continue their adventures. Hopefully a complete Torchwood cast audio is on the way.

    There have been a couple of extra guests added to the Doctor Who Festival in November. Regular writer Mark Gatiss and Big Finish maestro Nicholas Briggs will be there. There will also be photo opportunities.

    The BBC, as part of the ongoing Male it Digital campaign, are launching a new game creator on the 15th September. They will provide the assets and tutorials to get you going then your creativity is your only limitation! We love that the BBC is encouraging creativity in the Who fandom and can’t wait to see what you guys come up with.

    “The Deadly Assassin” Review

    After a precognitive vision we’re back on Gallifrey for a classic Tom Baker story. Companionless The Doctor has been framed by The Master so it’s all going on. Does this often liked story get us rooting for the Doctor or does it leave us wandering around the Matrix?

    This week’s trivia question

    Last episode we asked you – Which story did Roger Delgado’s wife provide her voice? The answer is – Planet of the Spiders.

    This week’s question is – On what planet are Voltrox found? Give us your answer in the comments below or post it on Twitter or Facebook. Good luck!

    It’s been great going through this week’s Who stuff with you and we’re getting more excited as series 9 draws closer. Remember to give us your thoughts on next week’s review episode – David Tennant’s Planet of the Ood. Have a great week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 54

    4 September 2015 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes and 39 seconds

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    Hello you lot. Episode 54 drops a huge news story this week and then we’re onto our review of what seems like an often forgotten episode from series 1.

    The News

    We’ve been thinking about this and wondering if it will happen for a while and now we have confirmation – River Song is back! The BBC have officially announced that River will be back for this year’s Christmas Special starring alongside Peter Capaldi. We’re not sure on River’s involvement past the Christmas Special and this is the only episode currently featuring the character that we’re aware of. Christmas is certainly looking to be a belter.

    While Big Finish are pumping out some amazing audio plays we can’t forget some of the great BBC Audio books that have graced our ears. Coming this September are two interesting looking titles; The Two Doctors read by none other than Colin Baker and The Curse of Fenric read by Terry Molloy. These sound cool and worth checking out.

    Rejoice! The long awaited troubled DVD The Underwater Menace has finally come up for pre-order on the BBC Shop site. Priced at PS13.99 it should be released on the 26th October. If you want a signed copy by Anneke Wills you can pre-order from her site for slightly more at PS18.99.

    “Boom Town” Review

    Ah Boom Town, the often misplaced episode from Who’s return in 2005. Viewed as a filler story before the two-part finale that follows can it redeem itself and go out with a boom or just fizzle out like a faulty extrapolator?

    This week’s trivia question

    Last episode we asked you – In Enlightenment. What is the name of Captain Striker’s ship? The answer is – Metropolitan Magazine.

    This week’s question is – Which story did Roger Delgado’s wife provide her voice? Give us your answer in the comments below or post it on Twitter or Facebook. Good luck!

    You guys were fantastic this week, thanks for all your comments and views. Next week we’re scoffing jelly babies as we review Tom Baker story The Deadly Assassin. Have a wonderful week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 53

    28 August 2015 (12:04pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 37 minutes and 7 seconds

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    The Daleks are back this week for our review of Davison story Resurrection of the Daleks but first, some Doctor Who news…

    The News

    Speaking of the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison himself has written his autobiography titled The Fifth(ish) Doctor: Peter Davison which is due out April 2016 and can be pre-ordered from Amazon. Very much looking forward to this one and an insight into Davison’s Doctor.

    UK fans are finally getting the new Who series 1 – 4 on blu ray as separate editions. Up to now you could only get these on blu ray by purchasing the complete series 1-7 box set at a rather high price. These will be around PS20 and released on 31st August. Good news!

    Unfortunate news for Who fans in the US hoping to attend the Symphonic Spectacular on the 7th October. Shows at the Barclays Centre in New York have been cancelled without reason. Ticket holders will be issued a refund however it’s still unclear as to why the shows have been pulled? Hopefully you’ll get a rescheduled date.

    There’s another chance to see previews of the series 9 opening two-parter The Magician’s Apprentice and The Witch’s Familiar. If you were lucky enough to get tickets that is. Run by BAFTA, they will host the two parter in Cardiff on 10th September followed by a Q&A with Capaldi, Coleman, Moffat and producer Brian Minchin. Once again, no spoilers please!

    “Resurrection of the Daleks” Review

    We travel back to 1984 this week for our review of this classic and often overshadowed Dalek story. Dark undertones, a high death count and a companion’s departure puts this tale at the more sombre end of the Doctor’s journey. Does it still impress or leave us feeling colder than a 90 year old cryogenic imprisonment?

    This week’s trivia question

    Last episode we asked you – Which publication does Sarah Jane Smith work for? The answer is – Metropolitan Magazine.

    This week’s question is – In Enlightenment. What is the name of Captain Striker’s ship? Give us your answer in the comments below or post it on Twitter or Facebook. Good luck!

    It’s been a blast travelling through space and time once again and thank you as always for your thoughts. Remember to jump on the usual social channels and give us your feelings on next week’s review episode – Boom Town. Have a wonderful week and rememebr – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 52

    21 August 2015 (12:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 23 minutes and 24 seconds

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    It’s a spooky shinanagans this week with our review of Hide but first we have our Gallifreyan duty to bring you the latest news. Shall we?

    The News

    Want to create your own Doctor Who fan project? The BBC have now released Mission Dalek, a content for you lot to make your own Who creation. Video, animation, whatever you want. We’re looking forward to seeing some great stuff with this one.

    As we reported last week with the US getting a cinema 3D showing of series 8’s two-part finale, some other counties are now following suit. You lucky folk in Denmark and Russia are now able to catch it too, also on the 15th and 16th of September.

    Could we be getting more back links to previous series’ of Who? A recent location shoot has been confirmed at Eddie’s Diner in Cardiff, conveniently the same location used in The Impossible Astronaut. Hmmmm.

    Show runner Steven Moffat has been teasing some more series 9 information in the latest edition of Doctor Who Magazine but this time very cryptic, using only a few words this time; "Cards", "Hybrid", "Cobbles", "Solo", "Dead". What can it all mean?

    A new book series Doctor Who: The Complete History is coming next month. This impressive series of books goes behind the scenes of popular episodes from each Doctor’s era with a new book out each fortnight. If you want to find out more about the behind-the-scenes of Who, this could be for you.

    “Hide” Review

    Can Who do a good old fashioned ghost story? What turns out to be be a case of mistaken identity The Doctor and Clara must solve the case to help a stranded person in a pocket dimension. Does it put the hairs up on the back of our neck or does it leave us cold?

    This week’s trivia question

    Last episode we asked you – By what names do the Doctor and his companions call themselves in the Gunfighters? The answer is – Dr Calligari, Steven Regret and Dodo Dupont.

    This week’s question is – Which publication does Sarah Jane Smith work for? Give us your answer in the comments below or post it on Twitter or Facebook. Good luck!

    Thank you for joining us this week. Remember to subscribe in iTunes so you don’t miss an episode. Next week we’re reviewing Peter Davison’s Resurrection of the Daleks. Until then have a great week and – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 51

    14 August 2015 (11:33am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 23 minutes and 1 second

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    We’re back! After a small break from saving the universe and recording podcasts the Tardis is back in the air. We’ve got plenty of news plus our review of a Troughton classic. Let’s do it…

    The News

    Our friends in the US will shortly be able to see the two-part finale from series 8 – Dark Water and Death in Heaven at the cinema in 3D and Dolby Atmos. Taking place on the 15th and 16th September this will be a nice event to lead you into series 9. Do a search for Fathom Events for ticket information.

    Fancy owning a piece of Doctor Who history? One of the original Dalek props from 1963 that was also used in the docu-drama An Adventure in Space and Time is going up for auction soon. Dalek “Dave” will be among lots of original movie props and memorabilia at an auction on 23rd September at London’s BFI IMAX. Bring your savings however as Dalek “Dave” is expected to go for anywhere between PS4000 – PS6000.

    Big Finish seem to have once again come up with a delightful pairing, this time our classic investigators Jago and Litefoot are teaming up with Sontaran Commander Strax. Due out this November and up for pre-order now, the story takes place in Victorian London where they’re on the trail of a creature stealing brains and a haunted house. It would be a crime to not order this one!

    A new trailer for series 9 dropped a few days ago and we chew the fat a little on what we can expect, what the Doctor will be wearing and will Clara be finally leaving or sticking around?

    Lastly, some big names from Who have been seen together in and around Cardiff. David Tennant, Paul McGann and Russell T Davies have all been seen together and have got tongues wagging. We’re not reading too much into RTD based on his last comments about returning to Who but McGann and Tennant have the cogs turning. Hmmmm.

    “The Mind Robber” Review

    We’re off to The Land of Fiction for a classic Who story and that loveable fool Patrick Troughton. Full of suspense, humour and fairy tale this 60’s story pleases a lot of fans, but does it impress enough?

    This week’s trivia question

    Last episode we asked you – What was the 100th story to be broadcast? The answer was The Stones of Blood.

    This week’s question is – By what names do the Doctor and his companions call themselves in the Gunfighters? Give us your answer in the comments below or post it on Twitter or Facebook. Good luck!

    It’s been awesome being back and recording once more, the natural order of things is now restored. Join us next week for more news and our review of Matt Smith’s Hide. Have a great week and until then – Allons-y!



  • Commentary #3 - School Reunion

    31 July 2015 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 51 minutes and 26 seconds

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    Hey Who Fans! Welcome back aboard the Tardis as we make our way to the Commentary Room, buried somewhere deep within the depths of the Tardis’ corridors and chasms. Our commentary for 10th Doctor’s School Reunion awaits.

    We reviewed this episode recently and it’s a favourite among fans of the RTD era. It’s got The Doctor, the Tardis, aliens, companions both new and old plus a special tin dog! What’s not to like about this modern classic?

    Get the episode ready at 0:01 seconds and watch along with us as we go through this Tennant episode filled with emotion and adventure.

    Thank you for watching along with us as we give you our thoughts and some insight into School Reunion. Jump onto Facebook or Twitter and let us know what you think and also to vote for the next commentary we should do.

    Until next time – Allons-y!!!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 50

    24 July 2015 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 26 minutes and 57 seconds

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    Yes it’s the big 50 for us and what we have a crackin’ show lined up. A couple of rants, some great news items and our review episode guaranteed to split opinion – Love and Monsters. Let’s do it Who fans!

    A big thank you

    We’ve reached episode 50! Adam and I would like to say a HUGE thank you for your continued support and listening over the last year and a bit, it’s been an absolute joy to record this show and we’re always grateful for your thoughts. We always love reading out your views on our review episode each week and you guys never disappoint. Here’s to another 50 episodes!

    The News

    The 6th Doctor Colin Baker’s new project has just been fully funded! Publicly funded movie Last Man on Earth is currently in rehearsal in Manchester with things moving nicely into production, thanks to your pledges. We’ll be on the look out for this upon release. You can find out more here.

    Tucked away in the BBC Annual Review is a tiny nugget of important information – Doctor Who’s series 10 has now been confirmed. Assuming that at this stage in the game and DW’s global success episode 10 was a sure thing, the BEEB didn’t shout about it. Still at least we know it’ll be on our screens for another year at least.

    Capaldi hints at a Caecilius return? We heard a while ago that in series 9 they would explain the reason for the Doctor being seen previously in The Fires of Pompeii. Well know Capaldi has confirmed this along with Moffat saying that it will be subtly referenced.

    Some lucky folks will be seeing the series 9 opener The Magician’s Apprentice early as a special advanced screening is taking place on August 27th at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. No spoilers please!

    “Love and Monsters” Review

    Often viewed as one of the weakest episode’s in modern Who we’re getting stuck into this “Doctor-Lite” story to get to the bottom of the negative views plus also giving our own views and the oh-so important score. It’s gonna be a rough ride so batten down the hatches!

    This week’s trivia question

    Last episode we asked you – When the Doctor first met Amy where did he say the swimming pool was? The answer is the Library.

    This week’s question is – What was the 100th story to be broadcast? Give us your answer in the comments below or post it on Twitter or Facebook. Good luck!

    Thanks for flying in the Tardis with us again and remember next week it’s our commentary of School Reunion, we’ll be back with episode 51 the week after. Have a great week and until then – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - The Daphne Ashbrook Interview

    17 July 2015 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 18 minutes and 40 seconds

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    Hey Who fans, we’re landing the Tardis somewhere completely different this week as we travel to the US to speak to 8th Doctor companion Daphne Ashbrook aka Grace Holloway.

    The Interview

    We’re so glad Daphne agree to take some time out to chat with us. We put some good questions to Daphne and she let us in on what it was like around the time when the movie was being made and some good insights too. Thank you for sending your questions in, we asked as many as we could.

    Thanks you for getting in contact as always and we hope you enjoyed our interview with Daphne. Join us next week for the run down of latest Doctor Who news plus our review of Tennat’s Love and Monsters. Until then – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 49

    10 July 2015 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 6 minutes and 57 seconds

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    Hey Who fans, it’s episode 49! Some really cool news items to go through then it’s pirates and treasure for this week’s review.

    The News

    There’s been some initial buzz for Who fans since the reveal that Doctor Who is to feature in the upcoming LEGO Dimensions game. That news was trumped when this week a new video surfaced showing lots of Who gameplay, consisting of 12th Doctor malarky, Tardis interior (which looks awesome) plus a regeneration sequence showing all of the Doctor’s, right back to Hartnell, seemingly as playable characters. We can’t wait for this one.

    We could be in for an episode with some cool Douglas Adams references in Series 9. Some pics have popped up showing some of the latest sets and one features three Tardis Blue coloured bottles with the words “Part 10″ but also the words “Answer to the question of life, the universe and everything in the galaxy.”, with some Gallifreyan behind them. There’s also references to 42, which we all know as the answer to the question of life, the universe and everything. These could be some cool setup’s for Series 9 or they could be just small hat tips to Douglas.

    The official DW Instagram account has been putting up some very cryptic images of late. Blurry and out of focus shots with alien makeup being applied, haunted mansions, strange alien symbols and plenty of other stuff. They’re very good at teasing us right now.

    “The Curse of the Black Spot” Review

    We were looking forward to this one as hey, who doesn’t like pirates but do we get plenty of grrrr and sea shanty with this Matt Smith episode or is it a bit wet and damp?

    This week’s trivia question

    Last episode we asked you – Which floor on Satellite 5 was Medical Nonemergency? The answer is 16.

    This week’s question is – When the Doctor first met Amy where did he say the swimming pool was? Give us your answer in the comments below or post it on Twitter or Facebook. Good luck!

    Thanks me harty’s for sticking with us through episode 49 and thank you as always for your great comments, please keep them coming. Enjoy all the Who news still to come out of Comic Con and until next week – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 48

    3 July 2015 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 14 minutes and 42 seconds

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    Howdy listeners. We’re baking inside the Tardis this week as the heatwave continues! News out the way then onto our review of Timelash.

    The News

    Big Finish really are going for it this year. We’ve already had some good announcements such as the extended Doctor Who licence until 2020 and UNIT stories coming later this year but they’ve gone one further and have announced River Song is coming! Yes sweetie, River will feature in her own story, The Diary of River Song as well as joining up with 8th Doctor Paul McGann which is REALLY exciting! The last quarter of 2015 is going to be amazing if you’re into Big Finish.

    Sad news if you’re still waiting to pick up The Underwater Menace on DVD. While it’s been coming for a long while now and even after receiving updates of potential release dates, the BBC have abandoned plans to release it as the company providing the animation has hit financial problems. We may see this released on another media int he future but as for a DVD release it looks unlikely for now. Bummer.

    The Official Doctor Who Festival is heading down under. It only feels like yesterday that the BBC announced the Festival in London this November and now, pretty much straight after, it’s heading to Sydney Australia. 21st to the 22nd November in Moore Park, Sydney, will see Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat take up special guest duties.

    “Timelash” Review

    We’re back with The 6th Doctor for Timelash. It can be a tough old time seeing the best in some of Colin Baker’s stories so for this one, do we jump for joy or feel like it’s one never ending Kontron corridor?

    This week’s trivia question

    Last episode we asked you – The Sycorax had control of people with which blood type? The answer is A+.

    This week’s question is – Which floor on Satellite 5 was Medical Nonemergency? Give us your answer in the comments below or post it on Twitter or Facebook. Good luck!

    Thank you for flying the Tardis with us once again and it’s been great going through some cool news stories plus that tricky old time of Colin Baker’s Timelash. Enjoy the sun and until next week – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 47

    26 June 2015 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 32 minutes and 26 seconds

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    Greetings Who fans, good to have your ears for episode 47. Let’s go straight in with talk of the official festival, news round up then our review of Paul McGann’s Doctor Who: The Movie.

    The News

    If you’re enjoying the current run of Who comics from Titan then you’ll be pleased to hear that Year Two has been successfully commissioned and kicks off this September with stories for the Tenth and Eleventh Doctor’s. Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor: Year Two #1 lands Sep 9th and Doctor Who: The Tenth Doctor: Year Two #1 is released Sep 16th. No word as yet on stories for the 9th or 12th Doctor’s but watch this space.

    Dan Starky has been expanding his Who character repertoire lately. He was snapped at what looks like The Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff in a custom made mini-Cyberman outfit. What can this mean? Is this something we’ll see in Series 9 this September or is it a bit of fun? Either way, Starky looks less than thrilled in the pics and we much prefer him as Commander Strax.

    Capaldi and Coleman are going to Germany to play special guests at a Who event in Berlin. Friday 17th July sees a special fan event in the heart of Berlin and we think this is a great idea. As Who grows in popularity across Europe it’s only fitting that the stars pop over and say hi. If any of our German listeners attend please send us some pics!

    “The Movie” Review

    Ah, The Movie, or The TV Movie, or Doctor Who The Movie. Whatever your naming convention it’s a very different beast this one and a story we’ve been looking forward to reviewing for ages. You’ll know the drill with this one but does it leave us feeling regenerated and alive or cold and morgue-like?

    This week’s trivia question

    Last episode we asked you – Where is “Sister-of-mine”? The answer is of course, in every mirror.

    This week’s question is – The Sycorax had control of people with which blood type? Give us your answer in the comments below or post it on Twitter or Facebook. Good luck!

    It’s been great fun this week and thank you so much for all your comments on The Movie, you guys obviously have strong feelings on it and it was great reading through them all. Be prepared for next week’s Timelash! Have an fantastic week and until next time – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 46

    19 June 2015 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes and 51 seconds

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    Howdy-do Who fans, it’s episode 46! Before we get onto our review of McCoy’s first outing as The Doctor let’s land the Tardis and crack on with the news.

    The News

    We could have an “off the record” confirmed start time for series 9 – September. We suspected it may be August but producer Nikki Wilson let it slip on Twitter “We’ll be back in September”. So slightly later than we’d like as we’re desperate to get stuck into the new series but hey, it’s not much later.

    Steven Moffat has bagged himself an OBE. For his services to drama the Moff has picked up one of the Queen’s honours and is well deserved in our opinion.

    Colin Baker is to star in a new independent sci-fi short called Last Man on Earth. The official synopsis: “Last Man on Earth is a short pre-apocalypse sci-fi thriller about a virologist who is recruited to a bio research conglomerate to help work on a cure for cancer. It’s a film about decisions and their consequences. A story about the future told in the present day.” The project has already bagged around PS1600 in funding but it needs more to get to completion. If you want to see The 6th Doctor get back into sci-fi then jump over to the Indiegogo page and donate.

    Lastly, our thoughts are with The War Doctor Sir John Hurt after he recently announced he’d been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. We wish him the best and a speedy recovery.

    “Time and the Rani” Review

    This week we delve into Sylvester McCoy’s first story as The Doctor as he goes head-to-head with renegade Time Lady – The Rani. It’s full of deception, strange alliances, quirky one-liners, reptilian type people, large bat-type creatures and the playing of spoons. Is it one for the recommended list or does it need to be buried in a quarry somewhere? It’s our review of Time and the Rani.

    This week’s trivia question

    Last episode we asked you – How many people have to be online in order for the Osterhagen key to be allowed to be used? The answer is – 3.

    This week’s question is – Where is “Sister-of-mine”? Give us your answer in the comments below or post it on Twitter or Facebook. Good luck!

    Episode 46 has flown by but we’ll be back next week with our review of The TV Movie starring Paul McGann. Thank you as always for all your views and opinions on our review episodes, keep them coming. Have an awesome week and until next time – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 45

    12 June 2015 (10:37am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 6 minutes and 25 seconds

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    Welcome back into the Tardis for episode 45 and it’s all getting a bit catty. Not as in squably but, you know, catty. As in fully grown human sized cats. Our review of New Earth awaits but first, the news...

    The News

    Fans of series geek Osgood will be pleased to know that actress Ingrid Oliver is to join the cast and star alongside Jemma Redgrave for upcoming Big Finish spin off UNIT: Extinction. We love Osgood here on the podcast and can’t wait to get this one delivered.

    The BBC are getting fond of festivals this year as the Radio Times Festival heads to Greater London in September. Part of the lineup will be a celebration of Doctor Who (among other great BBC shows) with panels and presentations featuring Steven Moffat, Peter Capaldi and Russell T Davies. Tickets go on sale to the public on the 23rd June.

    The mysterious writer for episode 10 that the BEEB blurred out has now been revealed as Sarah Dollard. Those of you who aren’t familiar with Dollards work will definitely know some of the programs she’s written for which include Merlin, Primeval, Being Human and many more.

    Strangely, a supporting cast member from series 8 will be joining us for episode 10 of the new series – Rigsy. You will remember him from the awesome episode Flatline in featuring the Boneless. Interesting to see where his character fits in for the new run.

    “New Earth” Review

    The Doctor and Rose come bounding onto our screens for the first episode of series 2. Plenty of classic Tennant in this one with Rose playing a dual role for most of the story. Human sized cats, nasty diseases and The Face of Bo. It’s all going on but does The Doctor nurse our viewing pleasure or does it leave us feeling like we’ve got the flu?

    This week’s trivia question

    Last episode we asked you – What were the very first words written in history? The answer is – Hello Sweetie, left by River Song for The Doctor.

    This week’s question is – How many people have to be online in order for the Osterhagen key to be allowed to be used? Give us your answer in the comments below or post it on Twitter or Facebook. Good luck!

    Thanks again for joining us and a huge thank you as always for all your comments on our review episode! Until next time – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 44

    5 June 2015 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 8 minutes and 20 seconds

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    Bonjour Who fans. It’s been a fairly slow week for news but fear not, we’re reviewing potentially one of the best classic Who stories this week. Let’s go!

    The News

    Doctor Who is to appear in the new LEGO Dimensions game. We’re super excited about this as it feels like Doctor Who should have been a part of LEGO for years now. The game due to launch in September this year and features physical LEGO toys which are then placed onto a pad which “magically” places them into the game.

    The BEEB has gone all mysterious on us. They posted a short news snippet regarding the read through for episode 10 of the new series but have blurred out the title and the writers name? The post also includes this cryptic line “We'll have more big news for you soon, both about the ongoing production of the new series and the broader world of Doctor Who. As the Doctor himself might say, it's a roller coaster, isn't it?”. Hmmmm.

    Big news to finish off with! As though the convention God’s were listening to our rant about how the stars of Doctor Who don’t attend many UK conventions we’re now going to get an entire weekend convention this November. Yes, the Doctor Who Festival starts Friday 13th November until Sunday 15th and will feature Peter Capaldi and Steven Moffat among others. There will also be behind the scenes production talks, cosplay showcase, meet the writers, a drama school and much more. Head over to The Doctor Who Festival site for more information and tickets go on sale Friday 5th June at 10am. We’ll see you there!

    “City of Death” Review

    Classic Who goes international for City of Death with the romantic city of Paris as a backdrop to this alien story. It has it all – crashed spaceships, funny one liners, reversed polarity and sinister aliens. However, does it leave us with a sweet taste of wine and grapes or is it like a bowl of cooked frogs?

    This week’s trivia question

    Last episode we asked you – Who was the only Doctor since its first appearance to never use the Sonic Screwdriver? The answer is Colin Baker (although he did use a Sonic Lance).

    This week’s question is – What were the very first words written in history? Give us your answer in the comments below or post it on Twitter or Facebook. Good luck!

    Great to have you with us again this and thank you for your always interesting and amusing thoughts on our review episode. Have an awesome week and until next time – Allons-y!



  • Episode 43

    29 May 2015 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes and 5 seconds

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    Welcome Who fans to episode 43, jump onboard the Tardis for Doctor Who news (including a mild rant) and our review of The Lodger. Now, onwards we go...

    The News

    A bitter sweet bit of news for UK fans, the principle cast of DW (Capaldi, Coleman, Gomez and Moffat) are going to Comic Con San Diego. This is awesome news as the show’s international reach and prominence is increased but please, folks of the BBC, we have a couple of great conventions too you know.

    A new book is out in October which looks like it’s going to be a corker _Doctor Who: Impossible Worlds: A 50-Year Treasury of Art and Design. The book will cover the design and evolution of things like sets, costumes, spacecraft etc and will include plenty of photos, write ups and even trivia. Pre-order your copy here.

    Good news for DW fans in India as we hear that modern Who has been broadcast since 15th May on FX. It’s gained a lot of traction internationally over the last 10 years and to now see it broadcast in India is another step forward.

    “The Lodger” Review

    It’s back to modern Who this week as we look at a series 5 Matt Smith and James Corden team up in this creepy tale of sinister aliens, a Doctor adapting to human life and a love story which comes good. Does it leave us cheering like fans at a Sunday league football game or bored up on the second floor?

    This week’s trivia question

    Last episode we asked you – What is the name of the Impossible Planet? The answer is Krop Tor.

    This week’s question is – Who was the only Doctor since its first appearance to never use the Sonic Screwdriver?? Send us your answer on Twitter or Facebook. Good luck!

    Thank you so much for getting in touch on Facebook and Twitter with your thoughts on our review episodes. You guys are flooding us with them so we can’t read them all fully but we’ll try to include as many as time permits. Next week we’re reviewing City of Death. Until next time – Allons-y!

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  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 42

    22 May 2015 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 57 minutes and 14 seconds

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    Apart from things looking a little different around here with a snazzy new design the podcast is rockin’ and rollin’ as usual. We’ve got some interesting news to get through and then onto our review of grey-ish blue aliens, travelling entertainers and Drashigs.

    The News

    Wether you agree or disagree with his direction over the last few years, it seems Moffat is here to stay for at least series 10. It seems he’s not done with Who just yet and there’s more stories he wants to explore which leads us onto...

    Steven Moffat is at odds with the 12th Doctor himself Peter Capaldi regarding the Doctor’s feelings towards Clara. Moffat believes the Doctor has always fancied Clara while Capaldi disagrees and is obviously not comfortable with that theory. We’ll see how that one plays out in series 9.

    One of those “weird” ones for you, comic book fans will be upset to learn that a Doctor Who/Spider-Man crossover has been cancelled. Yes, Marvel’s web slinger was due to cross-over with the Doctor, presumably within comics, but after five years of development it’s been canned.

    Talking of comics, Titan have a summer comic event lined up consisting of a one-off five issue run but what’s cool is issue one will feature John Hurt’s War Doctor. Will definitely have that one on pre-order.

    Lastly, those of you subscribing to the global BBC iPlayer outside of the UK, the service is being discontinued as of June 26th. Apparently the BBC are launching a new digital media subscription service but we’re not sure on timings, we’ll let you all know when we do.

    “Carnival of Monsters” Review

    Lot’s going on in this week’s review episode as we talk through this Pertwee classic. The Doctor and Jo find themselves trapped within a travelling entertainer’s Miniscope along with other “aliens”. Do we get excited for this one or scream like Drashigs?

    This week’s trivia question

    Last episode we asked you – In the episode Midnight, what was the waterfall made of? The answer is Sapphires.

    This week’s question is – What is the name of the Impossible Planet? Send us your answer on Twitter or Facebook. Good luck!

    Thank you for getting on touch with your thoughts on this week’s review episode. Next week we’re going back to the brilliant Matt Smith era with The Lodger. Have a great weekend and enjoy if you’re going to the Symphonic Spectacular in London. Until next time – Allons-y!

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  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 41

    15 May 2015 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 57 minutes and 56 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 41

    Episode 41 is upon us and some great news stories await. We then dive into our review of Father's Day and as a new feature we're going to leave you each week with a trivia questions so thinking caps on. This way...

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    The News

    Osgood and the Zygons are back for series 9! Yes, that jaw-dropping moment when Osgood was killed, is now being explained in the upcoming series. As we asked ourselves at the time, was it Osgood or the "Zygon-Osgood" who bit the dust? We'll soon find out.

    A special anniversary event is being held in New York to celebrate 10 years of Who. Organised by BAFTA Cymru, Cardiff Business Council, BBC America and BAFTA New York, it's a night to celebrate the enormous talent and work of the teams in Wales and to mix with the US guys. It sounds like a great event but we do have a few thoughts on this one.

    Jenna Coleman has put laid to rest a few rumours that her character has little to no involvement in series 9. With many set photos now released it's an easy one to debunk and while it was purely speculation Jenna has gone on record to confirm her part in the next series.

    Stand up comic Lee Mack has been onto the peeps at the BBC, desperate to land a guest role in Doctor Who. I guess hoping to follow in the footsteps of Frank Skinner, Mack wants to put a tick in the box as a Who fan.

    "Father's Day" Review

    This episode was released 10 years ago yesterday and although we hadn't noticed, it's a very well timed review. An early episode of the Eccleston run it's an emotional and well written story but does it leave us teary eyed and happy or bored and wanting more? Listen on to find out.

    This week's trivia question

    In the episode Midnight, what is the waterfall made of? Tweet or Facebook us your answer and we'll read out the correct ones next week.

    Thanks for stopping by and listening to us again this week. Thank you for your thoughts on Father's Day. Next week it's Pertwee time and Carnival of Monsters so look out for our usual post on Twitter and Facebook for you to leave your comments on. Have a great week and until next time - Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 40

    8 May 2015 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 53 minutes and 8 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 40

    Jump aboard the Tardis for episode 40 while we break down the news for you, announce the winner of our book giveaway then join us for our review of Black Orchid.

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    The News

    As always we hate kicking the news off with sad times but we do also like to celebrate the lives of people who have appeared in Doctor Who. Nigel Terry, who played the firm and naive General Cobb in the 10th Doctor story The Doctor's Daughter has sadly passed away aged 69. After a long career in both movies and television it's his performance in 2008 along side David Tennant that will stick with Who fans.

    Big Finish have now secured the rights to Torchwood and we'll be getting six brand new audio plays starting this September. After years of fans asking for a new Torchwood TV show this is the best we're going to get until then but in some ways this is potentially better as Big Finish have a very high success rate within the Who universe and its many spectacular stories. John Barrowman will return along with new characters to continue Captain Jack's adventures.

    It seems we may not have seen the last of River Song. Alex Kingston has been speaking at Mega-Con in the US she says "All I can say is... spoilers!". She then goes onto say that she hasn't been told her character is done so, take from that what you will.

    Competition - winner announced

    Thank you all for tweeting in for our latest competition. The winner of Cameron K McEwan's new book The Unofficial Doctor Who Big Book of Lists is - Thomas Evans. Congratulations and enjoy. Thank you to Race Point Publishing for giving us a copy of the book for the competition. For those of you who didn't win, we highly recommend the book which can be picked up in all good bookshops or at Amazon.

    "Black Orchid" Review

    We love Classic Who week and we pick out a fairly quiet story that hardly ever gets talked about or reviewed. It's a short two-parter featuring 5th Doctor Peter Davison with the trio of Tegan, Nyssa and Adric who get pulled into a lively social gathering but there's a sinister figure responsible for murder. Is this short and sweet or does it shrivel and die like un-watered flowers?

    It's been a great week inside the Tardis. Thank you for your thoughts on Black Orchid and thank you for pushing us over 500 Likes on Facebook, that's awesome! Next week we're reviewing Eccleston's Father's Day. Until next week - Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 39

    1 May 2015 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 8 minutes and 29 seconds

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    If your week felt empty fear not! We're back to make your Friday more bearable and today, as well as running through the news and giving you our review of Planet of the Dead, we have a cool giveaway too. Let's go!

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    The News

    First up in the news - Moffat answers a question in the latest Doctor Who Magazine regarding Peter Capaldi's appearance in The Fires of Pompeii. Interestingly they are going to look at this subject in an upcoming story for episode 9. Are some things better left to mystery? We think so.

    Those clever peeps at Real SFX and Milk VFX have scooped a BAFTA for their work on Who. Nabbing the award for Best Visual, Special and Graphic Effects in 2015, what a proud moment for those guys.

    A mysterious new monster has been snapped on-set during the filming for series 9 in a medieval village. Big, hulking and menacing, we're intrigued as to what new monster this is.

    More on series 9 and David Schofield of Merlin and Pirates of the Caribbean fame has been cast to star in episodes five and six. Great news to consistently have great actors on Who.

    Peter Davison has been speaking to Digital Spy about a possible Five(ish) Doctor's sequel. The good news is that he seems up for it, there are a few issues though. Firstly there's a Doctor missing (ahem Tom) and secondly there's the matter of payment for the cast. The first outing (which we're assuming was always viewed as a one off for the 50th anniversary) was fine to rope people in but to pull them in again for nowt? He goes on to say it also needs to be a good idea and story, better than the first.

    Competition

    To win Cameron K McKewan's awesome new book Unofficial Doctor Who: The Big Book of Lists simply follow us on Twitter and tweet us something like "I want this cool book now!" and use the hashtag #bigblueboxcomp. Good luck.

    "Planet of the Dead" Review

    Another Who story that separates the fans this week. As the first in a run of four specials leading up to Tennat's departure, does it kick things off with a bang or do we want to bury our heads in the sand?

    Thank you for joining us for episode 39, we hope we've put things back to normality and your Friday isn't empty and soul-less. Remember to get tweeting to be in with a chance to win the book and next week we're reviewing Carnival of Monsters. Until next time - Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 38

    17 April 2015 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 33 minutes and 41 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 38

    Welcome back inside the Tardis for episode 38. Some interesting news items to go through before we jump into our first Q&A then onto our review of a Hartnell classic - The Time Meddler.

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    The News

    5th Doctor Peter Davison celebrated his 63rd birthday on Monday 13th April. He's looking great for his age and doesn't look in his sixties at all. Happy Birthday Sir!

    Disney XD in the US is to air the 10th Doctor's series 2 starting in May.

    The Mirror newspaper dropped a potential huge spoiler for the two-part opener for series 9. If you don't want to hear this rumoured spoiler at the moment, mute your audio at 11:20 for about 3 minutes.

    Our first Q&A

    Everyone loves a Q&A, they're all the rage these days. Seeing as we get asked a lot of questions while at conventions or on social media we thought it would be good to open it up for you to send in your questions for us to answer on the show. Thank you for sending in your audio clips, YouTube clips and questions on Facebook. Enjoy.

    "The Time Meddler" Review

    We go way back to series 1 of the classic years and soak up the gorgeous black and white grainy adventure with the 1st Doctor, Vicki and Stuart. Does the meddling Monk, Saxons and Vikings draw us into this timey wimey story or do we run back to the beach looking for the Tardis?

    Thank you for larking about in the Tardis. It's been fun answering your questions and also revisiting the Hartnell era. Next week we're reviewing Tennant's Planet of the Dead so look out for the usual posts on Facebook and Twitter to send us your thoughts. Until next time - Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 37

    10 April 2015 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes and 46 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 37

    A great show this week with some interesting news headlines then we're onto our review of Amy's Choice. Actually, is that birds I can hear? Singing... yes... birds... ZzZzZzZ

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    The News

    Mr Moffat himself has gone on record to say that Who will be with us on our screens for at least another five years into 2020. That's awesome news seeing as there's been rumours of late about a possible hiatus.

    BBC America is partnering with BitTorrent to legally, yes legally, offer a new boxset containing 10 items from modern Who. For $12 which works out to be roughly PS8 you're getting a few great episode such as The Empty Child, The Doctor Dances, Blink and The Day of the Doctor plus more. It's a great price to have them handy in digital format plus you also get a few Peter Capaldi intro's too.

    More news from Moffat now with his views on a Doctor Who movie. Although not completely closed to the idea he feels it wouldn't work as we have such a successful TV show currently running. He likens it to James Bond, you wouldn't have a 007 movie on with a Bond TV show running. We agree with his thoughts and while a movie will probably happen one day, it's not the right time now.

    "Amy's Choice" Review

    Yes we're hand flapping our way back to the Matt Smith era with this creepy story or dream states and choices. Does Amy's Choice fill us with confidence to give an appropriate score or, like Rory's ponytail, does it leave us feeling sleepy?

    Thank you for flying the Tardis with us. Remember to submit your Q&A question to either garry[at]bigblueboxpodcast.co.uk or adam[at]bigblueboxpodcast.co.uk. If you send us a YouTube clip or audio file we'll play it on the show but if you don't have a mic or camera, simply Like us on Facebook and check the post out there to submit a written question. Until next time - Allons-y!



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