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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:
144
Average Episode Duration:
1:33:21
Longest Episode Duration:
2:42:06
Total Duration of all Episodes:
9 days, 8 hours, 2 minutes and 28 seconds
Earliest Episode:
26 September 2014 (7:00am GMT)
Latest Episode:
4 August 2017 (6:00am GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
7 days, 5 hours, 49 minutes and 34 seconds

The Doctor Who Big Blue Box Podcast Episodes

  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 102

    5 August 2016 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    Welcome aboard the TARDIS for episode 102 where we talk through a couple of news items, a merch item that’s potentially cool and then we land on Varos for our 6th Doctor review.

    The News

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

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

    Merch

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

    “Vengeance on Varos” Review

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

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



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 101

    29 July 2016 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

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    Hello Whovians and welcome to episode 101. With the centennial celebrations behind us we get back down to business with some cool news and our review of t’ Crimson ‘orror!

    The News

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

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

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

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

    Merch

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

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

    Goody Bag Giveaway

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

    “The Crimson Horror” Review

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

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



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 100

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

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

    The News

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

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

    Merch

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

    Goody Bag Giveaway

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

    “The War Games” Review

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

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



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 99

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

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

    The News

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

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

    Merch

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

    “Blink” Review

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

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



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 98

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

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

    The News

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

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

    Merch

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

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

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

    “Mawdryn Undead” Review

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

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



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 97

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

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

    The News

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

    Merch

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

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

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

    Last week’s competition

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

    “The Long Game” Review

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

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



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 96

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

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

    The News

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

    Merch

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

    Last week’s competition

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

    This week’s competition

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

    “The Sea Devils” Review

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

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



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 95

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

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

    The News

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

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

    Merch

    No merch this week :(

    Competition

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

    “Robot of Sherwood” Review

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

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



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 94

    10 June 2016 (6:00am GMT)
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    Hey Who fans! It’s a different one this week as we stuck into our first Big Finish review. First though, some news and a competition.

    The News

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

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

    Competition

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

    “The 10th Doctor Adventures” Review

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

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



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 93

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

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

    The News

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

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

    Merch Corner

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

    “The Aztecs” Review

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

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



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 92

    27 May 2016 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes and 38 seconds

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    Welcome aboard the TARDIS for episode 92. Plenty of great news and merch items this week then onto our review of Victory of the Daleks.

    The News

    Those folks over at Fantom Publishing (who also throw excellent events through their Fantom Events team) are releasing a couple more releases in their Who Talk series of independent story commentaries, namely some Hartnell “orphan” stories and the excellent The Daemons – out in June.

    The Doctor Who Experience have some great things happening over this Bank Holiday weekend including Pearl Mackie’s companion outfit, Rigsy’s TARDIS memorial for Clara, Zygon make-over plus lots more, get yourself over there!

    Doctor Who Magazine have now released their 500th issue! Fronting a copy of the very first issue plus lots of extras in this bumper special edition, it’s definitely one to pick up for keeps. Great job all at DWM!

    Merch Corner

    We talk through some great merch this week including: a new Who themed “mystery box” from MyGeekBox containing over PS100 of Who stuff, a new Titan mini-figure set “The Good Man” is on it’s way soon, a new collection of already released audio books is out this Nov called Tales from the TARDIS: VOLUME 1 and also out this November is a new Torchwood full cast audio drama titled Outbreak from Big Finish!

    “Victory of the Daleks” Review

    War-time Britain, Churchill, ally “Ironside” Daleks and new Paradigm Daleks. Always bashed but how do we feel? Good enough to re-watch or do we shoot it down like a Spitfire dog fight in space?

    Bit of a long show this week but we had some great news and merch to give you guys. Also thank you for voting on the Big Finish review idea, we’re going to do it but a week later than planned to avoid that initial spoiler period, so, next week it’s a Hartnell story up for review: The Aztecs. Look out for the Facebook post on that as we’d love your thoughts. Have a great week Who fans and until next time – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 91

    20 May 2016 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 0 minutes and 53 seconds

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    Howdy do Who fans. We have some great merch items to talk through today plus our review of this hidden gem of a classic story, away we go!

    The News

    The Target Exhibition (that we’ve spoken about lots it seems over the past couple of weeks) has now been extended until Sunday 6th June so if you haven’t been ab;e to get there and check it out, you’ve got another couple of weeks to do so.

    Merch Corner

    Merch has been coming thick and fast the last week. We talk about the new 12th Doctor sonic screw driver toy from Character, the 10th Doctor Adventures starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate is finally released from Big Finish and there’s going to be a new 3rd Doctor adventure from Titan Comics, written by Paul Cornell, hitting the shelves this August.

    “The Greatest Show in the Galaxy” Review

    When you think of the 7th Doctor’s era you don’t generally think about this story, it’s like it’s fallen into a trap street. Well this week we dive into the Psychic Circus and get look in detail at the story, writing and production. Does it do enough for us to laugh at the clowns(!) or do we walk away with soggy candy floss?

    Thanks as always for listening and your thoughts on this week’s review story. Next week it’s 11th Doctor’s turn with Victory of the Daleks and we look forward to your thoughts on that. We’d also like your opinion on where you’d like us to do a Big Finish review after that, send us a tweet or Facebook message. Have a brilliant week and until next time – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 90

    13 May 2016 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes and 37 seconds

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    Episode 90 brings you the latest Who news, a cool upcoming merch item then it’s onto our review which is the 10th Doctor’s story The Idiot’s Lantern. This way…

    The News

    Great news for Big Finish, they’ve extended the licence to produce Doctor Who stories until 2025, so bucket loads of new Who stories still to come over the years. To celebrate the upcoming 500th issue of Doctor Who Magazine they are holding an online poll for readers to vote for their favourite cover, right from issue 1 up to now. Head over to their site to cast your votes on some amazing covers that we’ve been treated to for years now.

    Merch Corner

    You can now pre-order your copy of Torchwood #1 from Titan Comics. Coming by way of 6 variant covers (for now) there’s some nice one’s in there. You can pre-order from Forbidden Planet at the moment, these should be good.

    “The Idiot’s Lantern” Review

    We weren’t sure how to approach this one really, it’s one that’s been on the shelf un-watched for a long time but is that intentional or is it one of those forgotten gems? We don our slick back hair, brush up on our 50’s London accent and get ready to be either blown away, or get let down like a TV repeat that no one watches.

    Thank you for listening and a big hello to our new listeners and old alike. Next week we’re reviewing the 7th Doctor’s story The Greatest Show in the Galaxy and we look forward to your thoughts on that. Have a brilliant week and we’ll catch you next time – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 89

    6 May 2016 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes and 41 seconds

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    Hey Who fans! It’s a full on show today with news, merch and reviews (and we also announce the winner of our book giveaway). Let’s go!

    The News

    After discussing the Target artwork gallery at the Cartoon Museum in London last week, who was it that opened the gallery, none other than Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi! Candy Jar also unveil the cover for the next book in the series The Showstoppers.

    Merch Corner

    Need to keep your desk tidy? This new Tardis themed pen/pencil/any small stationary holder will look great on any desk, find it at The Monster Factory.com. Rubbertoe Replicas have released the very cool looking Neural Block prop as seen in Hell Bent. It’s a great looking little replica which would look great on the shelf.

    “The Robots of Death” Review

    It’s felt like ages since we travelled on an adventure with the 4th Doctor so it’s good to get back into it with The Doctor and Leela as they investigate some murderous robots but who’s sabotaged this mining mission? Do we have enough computing power to enjoy this or do we retire early?

    Thank you for listening and giving us your thoughts. Next week it’s Tennant territory when we review The Idiots Lantern. Have an awesome week and until next time – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 88

    29 April 2016 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 47 minutes and 16 seconds

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    Hey Who fans, welcome to episode 88 and it’s a big news week for DW – we have a new companion! Yes, we discuss our newest member of the Tardis family then onto our review of The End of the World but first… catch-up’s and news.

    The News

    Last series episode Heaven Sent has been nominated for a HUGO Award which is excellent news! If you can get to London by May 11th the Cartoon Museum is showcasing lots of original art work from the Target book covers. Lastly, it’s the news we’ve all been waiting for, yes, the new companion is – Pearl Mackie.

    Merch Corner

    Linked to our story regarding the Target original artwork there’s a republish of Target Books – A History of the Target Doctor Who Books which has also been updated which goes into the history of the Target novels and a guide to each Doctor’s stories plus this edition now included the audio releases too. Order yours from Telos Publishing.

    “The End of the World” Review

    It’s not often you get whisked away in a space ship that’s capable of travelling in space and time and where does the Doctor take Rose for their first adventure… to witness the destruction of the Earth. Oh. As the second story in the new Doctor Who comeback, does this get us fired up or left in the shade?

    Thank you as always for listening and contributing with your reviews. Next week we meet up with the 4th Doctor for The Robots of Death. Have a great week and until next time – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 87

    22 April 2016 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 5 minutes and 59 seconds

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    Hey Whovians, Who fans and Who-sters. It’s a pretty dark time for Doctor Who fans at the moment with no substantial news and only one merch item so it’s good news we know how to waffle for a while!

    The News

    Ahem.

    Merch Corner

    A new book titled The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who will hit shops and online on July 7th. Looks interesting if the potential science of Who floats your boat.

    Giveaway

    We have a copy of the very fun book Wallowing In Our Own Weltschmerz to give away thanks to our friends at Miwk Publishing. To win send us your answer on Twitter, Facebook or email (hello[at]bigblueboxpodcast.co.uk) – What classic British pudding does the Doctor yell at Davros which is unlimited? Good luck!

    “The Twin Dilemma” Review

    Often regarded as one of the worst classic stories, is it that bad? We take a look at the 6th Doctor’s first outing from strangling companions to galactic slugs, all wrapped up in a brand new colourful outfit. Do we consider this story a work of genius or do we feel trapped, watching it in a slug-trail of cement?

    Thank you Who fans for listening this week and your comments. On next week’s show we’re reviewing the 9th Doctor story The End of the World and we look forward to your views on that. Have a great week and until next time – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 86

    15 April 2016 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 38 minutes and 9 seconds

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    Welcome back Who fans and while news and merch continues to run a bit slow, we’re hopefully getting you through the Who drought!? Without further ado, let’s get into episode 86!

    The News

    The Restoration Team, responsible for the (mostly) great looking classic dvd’s in your collections, have updated their website with interesting tid bits on the last batch of classic releases and another week, more sad news as star of Blake’s 7 Gareth Thomas passed away aged 71. Blake’s 7 is often paired with classic Who as it was written by Terry Nation and Gareth Thomas himself is connected to Who by way of starring in Torchwood and Big Finish.

    Merch Corner

    It’s a comics week as Titan launch the new 9th Doctor range and they’ve also announced a new Torchwood run that will start this July, written by Captain Jack John Barrowman and Carole E. Barrowman.

    “The Vampires of Venice” Review

    Blood sucking vampires, creepy setting and marital tiffs. Does Toby Whithouse’s script deliver a scary enough story or do we feel like we’ve been smacked in the face with a blue-lobster-pointy fish, thing? Our review scores await.

    Thank you as always for all your support and your views. Next week it’s that crazy-haired 6th Doctor’s turn when we review The Twin Dilemma. Have a great week and until next time – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 85

    8 April 2016 (6:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 13 minutes and 46 seconds

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    Hey Who fans! We’re light on news and merch this week so we’ve thrown in our Top 10 Tips to Survive the dark times aka when there’s no new Who on TV.

    The News

    The full cast has been announced for the upcoming BBC3 spin-off show Class which features four new faces and Katherine Kelly who’s currently starring in Happy Valley. Another week and another passing of a Who actor which is sad news as Reg Whitehead has passed away aged 83. Reg played the first Cyberman to ever appear on screen and then returned for subsequent stories.

    Merch Corner

    Just one new(ish) item this week as April see’s the 11th (yes, that’s 11) series of Jago and Litefoot released from Big Finish.

    Top 10 Tips to Survive the Who Break

    We’re giving you ten things to get stuck into while we’re on a break until the Christmas Special later this year. Go get ’em!

    “The Tomb of the Cybermen” Review

    It’s the turn of that loveable Second Doctor and this often well received Cyberman story from series 5 of classic Who. Are we ready for this one or should we put it back in the tomb?

    Thank you all once again for listening and sending in your thoughts. Next week we look at the Eleventh Doctor’s story The Vampires of Venice. Have a great week and until next time – Allons-y!



  • 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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!



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