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The Doctor Who Show

The Doctor Who Show
Description:
Starting January 31 2016, The Doctor Who Show is all-Doctor Who, all the time. Until then, enjoy The Doctor Who Review Show (running on this feed for the entirety of Series 9 of Doctor Who); and the final episodes of Who Wars and Cloud City Council.

Homepage: http://theDWshow.podbean.com

RSS Feed: http://thedwshow.podbean.com/feed/

The Doctor Who Show Statistics
Episodes:
643
Average Episode Duration:
0:0:56:47
Longest Episode Duration:
0:3:44:38
Total Duration of all Episodes:
25 days, 8 hours, 27 minutes and 6 seconds
Earliest Episode:
8 September 2014 (5:00am GMT)
Latest Episode:
16 October 2021 (6:07pm GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
4 days, 0 hours, 52 minutes and 44 seconds

The Doctor Who Show Episodes

  • The List Makers – Top Modern Stories

    16 October 2021 (6:07pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 19 minutes and 44 seconds

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    A new month means a new LIST MAKERS episode!

    This time, our top modern stories. What have we enjoyed since 2005? And, more importantly, how many times will we snap on the same stories?

    If you’ve never heard a List Makers episode before, these are 20m chats based around making a list related to a Doctor Who topic and discussing our similarities, differences, and whatever else comes up during the chat!

    If you’re enjoying this format, write in and let us know. Suggestions for future lists to be drawn from The Hat of Rassilon are also welcome; get in touch!

    Twitter, Facebook or email us old-school style at hello@thedwshow.net



  • Interview: The Inside Story of How the BBC Brought Back Doctor Who

    9 October 2021 (6:05pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 40 minutes and 7 seconds

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    Rob sits down and talks to Paul Hayes, author of the forthcoming book, The Long Game - 1996-2003: The Inside Story of How the BBC Brought Back Doctor Who.

    Drawing on more than thirty new interviews and extensive research, The Long Game is the story of the conflicts and setbacks in bringing back the series, during a transformative time for the BBC. It’s a story told by those who were there, including BBC One Controllers Lorraine Heggessey and Alan Yentob, drama bosses Julie Gardner, Jane Tranter and Mal Young, BBC Worldwide executives Rupert Gavin and Mike Phillips, and BBC Films head David Thompson – many speaking in depth for the first time about the part they played in the attempts to bring back Doctor Who.

    Pre-order your copy now at tenacrefilms.bigcartel.com for its launch on November 1, 2021.



  • Lungbarrow

    25 September 2021 (6:05pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 36 minutes and 19 seconds

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    First up this month, if you're looking for chat about the news of the moment; RTD returning as Doctor Who showrunner in 2023, we have made a standalone episode called 'Resurrection of the RTD'. Find it on our podcast feed, or here on the website.

    The main theme of this month's episode is the Virgin New Adventure that ended the 7th Doctor in print, Lungbarrow.

    All is not well on Gallifrey. Chris Cwej is having someone else's nightmares. Ace is talking to herself. So is K9. Leela has stumbled on a murderous family conspiracy. And the beleaguered Lady President, Romanadvoratrelundar, foresees one of the most tumultuous events in her planet's history.

    At the root of all is an ancient and terrible place, the House of Lungbarrow in the southern mountains of Gallifrey. Something momentous is happening there. But the House has inexplicably gone missing.

    673 years ago the Doctor left his family in that forgotten House. Abandoned, disgraced and resentful, they have waited. And now he's home at last.

    In this, the Seventh Doctor's final New Adventure, he faces a threat that could uncover the greatest secret of them all.

    Before then, of course, there’s some news from the past month in Doctor Who, and some mini-topics to discuss. You know the drill for our monthly episode by now, dear listener.

    Hope you enjoy the episode. Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net



  • Resurrection of the RTD

    25 September 2021 (3:50am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 30 minutes and 4 seconds

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    Rob and Dave discuss that Russell T Davies will make a return to Doctor Who in time to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Doctor Who in 2023, and at least one series beyond that.

    This is an unplanned (unsurprisingly!) episode we've knocked out ahead of tomorrow's flagship episode of the show, where we tackle the Virgin New Adventure novel, Lungbarrow.

    "I’m beyond excited to be back on my favourite show. But we’re time-travelling too fast, there’s a whole series of Jodie Whittaker’s brilliant Doctor for me to enjoy, with my friend and hero Chris Chibnall at the helm - I’m still a viewer for now." - Russell T Davies

    "It’s monumentally exciting and fitting that Doctor Who’s 60th anniversary will see one of Britain’s screenwriting diamonds return home. Russell built the baton that is about to be handed back to him. Doctor Who, the BBC, the screen industry in Wales - and let’s be honest everyone in the whole world - have so many reasons to be Very Excited Indeed about what lies ahead." - Chris Chibnall

    "As the 13th Doctor prepares to embark on new and extraordinary adventures, the winds of change are blowing… bringing with them news to delight Doctor Who fans across the globe. We are thrilled that Russell is returning to Doctor Who to build on the huge achievements of Chris and Jodie. Thank you to the two of them and the team in Cardiff for all they continue to do for the show and hello Russell, it’s wonderful to have you back." - Piers Wenger

    "We are delighted to be joining Russell T Davies on a looped ontological paradox. Where Russell goes, we are proud to follow – and that with BBC Studios, Bad Wolf will be producing the all-new series of Doctor Who.  It is a privilege to be asked to support him in Doctor Who’s future." - Bad Wolf



  • Primary Sources – May 1992

    18 September 2021 (6:37pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 20 minutes and 57 seconds

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    Welcome to the twelfth episode of a short podcast we’re dropping on the feed every month in between our regular monthly shows.

    In today’s podcast, Rob sits down with his Doctor Who Show co-host, Dave, who actually remembers issue 186 of Doctor Who Magazine from May 1992 - which is the source material for today's batch of letters.

    This is Doctor Who without a safety net. The conversations could go anywhere the guest wants them to go.

    This is Primary Sources.



  • The List Makers – Top Cliffhangers

    11 September 2021 (6:35pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 19 minutes and 40 seconds

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    A new month means a new LIST MAKERS episode!

    This time, our top cliffhangers. And because there are so many across Classic and Modern Doctor Who, we do 10 picks each... and still manage to steer the episode to under 20 minutes, total, in spite of discussing 20 cliffhangers!

    If you've never heard a List Makers episode before, these are 20m chats based around making a list related to a Doctor Who topic and discussing our similarities, differences, and whatever else comes up during the chat!

    If you’re enjoying this format, write in and let us know. Suggestions for future lists to be drawn from The Hat of Rassilon are also welcome; get in touch!

    Twitter, Facebook or email us old-school style at hello@thedwshow.net



  • Our Eras in Doctor Who Magazine Comics

    28 August 2021 (6:05pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 28 minutes and 21 seconds

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    As two guys who were out there in fandom - the first time - in the 1980s and 1990s, we both have really fond memories of buying Doctor Who Magazine and reading the comic strip in it.

    Then, quite independently of one another (we didn't know each other!), in different Australian cities, we stopped reading the comic, long before we stopped with the magazine itself.

    In this episode we discuss when we came to the comic strip in the magazine, what stories we liked (and didn't like!), and also when we started to lose interest with the strip.

    Before then, of course, there’s some news from the past month in Doctor Who, and some mini-topics to discuss. You know the drill for our monthly episode by now, dear listener.

    Hope you enjoy the episode. Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net



  • Primary Sources – July 1988

    21 August 2021 (7:05pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 20 minutes and 53 seconds

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    Welcome to the eleventh episode of the podcast we’re dropping on the feed every month in between our regular monthly shows.

    In today’s podcast, Rob sits down with Mark John from the Diddly Dum podcast to discuss the letters from a vintage issue of DWM from Doctor Who's 25th anniversary year.

    This is Doctor Who without a safety net. The conversations could go anywhere the guest wants them to go.

    This is Primary Sources.



  • The List Makers – Top Earth-based Stories

    14 August 2021 (7:05pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 19 minutes and 51 seconds

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    A new month means a new LIST MAKERS episode!

    This time, our top Earth-based stories. A topic that can be taken in a number of ways, as we go on to prove.

    These are 20m chats based around making a list related to a Doctor Who topic and discussing our similarities, differences, and whatever else comes up during the chat!

    If you’re enjoying this format, write in and let us know. Suggestions for future lists to be drawn from The Hat of Rassilon are also welcome; get in touch!

    Twitter, Facebook or email us old-school style at hello@thedwshow.net



  • 14 for 14 (The Doctor Who Show Presents...)

    7 August 2021 (6:05pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 47 minutes and 28 seconds

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    On July 29, the BBC announced that Chris Chibnall and Jodie Whittaker would be leaving Doctor Who after a six-part series later in 2021 and three specials in 2022, ending around November with the centenary celebrations of the BBC.

    In the spirit of our '21 Replacements For 12' episode on February 1, 2017 (where we came up with 21 potential new Doctors to replace Peter Capaldi), here we discuss 14 picks (seven each), to replace Jodie Whittaker as the Doctor.

    We also discuss Joe Michael Straczynski (aka 'JMS') throwing his hat into the ring to be the new showrunner of Doctor Who. Naturally, we approve.

    Who would YOU cast as the 14th Doctor? Why not get in touch and let us know?

    Tweet us, Facebook us or email us at hello@thedwshow.net



  • Series 2 - 2006

    24 July 2021 (7:05pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 52 minutes and 54 seconds

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    Early in July we ran a Twitter poll with two Modern Who series picks from Dave and two from Rob. We asked which one you'd like us to discuss in the July episode and the results, after 268 votes were...

    Series 7a - 9.3% Series 6  - 14.6% Series 9  - 35.4% Series 2  - 40.7%

    So tonight we honour the vote by discussing David Tennant's debut series as The Doctor. What did we make of it at the time? What do we think of it now?

    Before then, of course, there's some news from the past month in Doctor Who, and some mini-topics to discuss. You know the drill for our flagship show by now, dear listener.

    Hope you enjoy the episode. Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net

    New Earth Tooth and Claw School Reunion The Girl in the Fireplace Rise of the Cybermen The Age of Steel The Idiot's Lantern The Impossible Planet The Satan Pit Love & Monsters Fear Her Army of Ghosts Doomsday



  • Primary Sources – June 1996

    17 July 2021 (8:20pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 20 minutes and 49 seconds

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    Welcome to the tenth episode of the podcast we’re dropping on the feed every month in between our regular monthly shows.

    Normally Rob sits down with his co-host Dave, or a guest, to talk about letters from classic issues of Doctor Who Magazine.

    In today’s podcast, however, Dave is presenting letters to Rob from a classic issue of Sonic Screwdriver – the fanzine of the Victorian Doctor Who Fan Club.

    This is Doctor Who without a safety net. The conversations could go anywhere the guest wants them to go.

    This is Primary Sources.



  • The List Makers – Top 1980s Stories

    10 July 2021 (7:35pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 20 minutes and 1 second

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    A new month means a new LIST MAKERS episode!

    This time, our top stories of the 1980s.

    These are 20m chats based around making a list related to a Doctor Who topic and discussing our similarities, differences, and whatever else comes up during the chat!

    If you’re enjoying this format, write in and let us know. Suggestions for future lists to be drawn from The Hat of Rassilon are also welcome; get in touch!

    Twitter, Facebook or email us old-school style at hello@thedwshow.net



  • The Holy Terror

    27 June 2021 (7:35am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 25 minutes and 31 seconds

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    Regular listeners will know we don't talk a lot of Big Finish on the show. We occasionally mention it in news stories and Rob recently reviewed the new Eccleston box set, "Ravagers", but on the whole we aren't a Big Finish podcast and often point our listeners towards the excellent, Sirens of Time podcast by fellow Aussies Dwayne Bunney and Philip Edney.

    Tonight, however, we talk about our backgrounds with Big Finish... what we have and haven't heard... what we'd like to do with our Big Finish listening in the future... and most importantly of all, we review THE HOLY TERROR by Rob Shearman, as voted by YOU.

    Before then, of course, we have some news from the past month in Doctor Who, and some mini-topics we want to discuss. You know the drill for our flagship show by now, dear listener.

    Hope you enjoy the episode. Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net



  • Primary Sources – August 1987

    20 June 2021 (7:05am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 20 minutes and 50 seconds

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    Welcome to the ninth episode of the podcast we’re dropping on our podcast feed every month in addition to The List Makers and our flagship Doctor Who Show episodes.

    These are short podcasts where Rob sits down with a guest and reads letters – the primary sources of the title – about Doctor Who from the 80s and 90s, for the purpose of kick-starting a conversation. Vitally, the guest doesn’t know anything about the content of the letters before we record.

    In this episode, Rob talks to Richard Smith from the Something Who podcast about the letters in DWM from August of 1987!

    This is Doctor Who without a safety net. The conversations could go anywhere the guest wants them to go.

    This is Primary Sources.



  • The List Makers – Worst Special Effects

    13 June 2021 (7:05am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 20 minutes and 26 seconds

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    A new month means a new LIST MAKERS episode! 

    This time, our top worst special effects in Doctor Who.

    These are 20m chats based around making a list related to a Doctor Who topic and discussing our similarities, differences, and whatever else comes up during the chat!

    If you’re enjoying this format, write in and let us know. Suggestions for future lists to be drawn from The Hat of Rassilon are also welcome; get in touch!

    Twitter, Facebook or email us old-school style at hello@thedwshow.net



  • Cool Spaceships in Doctor Who

    30 May 2021 (6:05am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 16 minutes and 45 seconds

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    What started as an off-hand comment in an episode last season has grown into its own topic on today's show - Cool Spaceships in Doctor Who! Which are the ships we think are cool between 1963 and 2021... and why?

    Before then, we do our usual news and short topics which, this month, includes some commentary on both the Noel Clarke and John Barrowman situations. Topics we aren't happy to be talking about but which, as we say in the episode, would be conspicuous by their absence if we ignored them. We also look at the BBCs stance on fan-created content.

    Later in the episode it's over to our listeners for three great picks from our mailbag. And that's May!

    Hope you enjoy the episode. Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net

     



  • Primary Sources – January 1999

    16 May 2021 (6:05am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 20 minutes and 33 seconds

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    Welcome to the eighth episode of the podcast we’re dropping on the feed every month in addition to The List Makers and our flagship Doctor Who Show episodes.

    These are short (20 minute-ish) shows where Rob sits down with a guest and reads letters – the primary sources of the title – about Doctor Who from the 80s and 90s, for the purpose of kick-starting a conversation. Vitally, the guest doesn’t know anything about the content of the letters until the recording.

    In this episode, Rob talks to his Doctor Who Show co-host, Dave! 

    This is Doctor Who without a safety net. The conversations could go anywhere the guest wants them to go.

    This is Primary Sources.



  • Doctor Who - Ravagers

    13 May 2021 (12:50pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 13 minutes and 8 seconds

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    Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor Adventures - Ravagers is the mouthful of a title that is an umbrella for three audio adventures released May 13 featuring Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor, written by Nicholas Briggs. Story details below.

    In this quick episode of The Doctor Who Show Presents, Rob flies solo to talk about listening to all three stories on the day of release. This is quite spoiler-free although, as always, if you are sensitive to knowing anything, don't listen!

    Tweet us, Facebook us or email us at hello@thedwshow.net

    1.1 Sphere of Freedom

    On the Sphere of Freedom, the Doctor is about to shut down an evil Immersive Games business empire. He’s assisted by a valiant galley chef called Nova. But his plan spectacularly fails... And who exactly is Audrey?

    1.2 Cataclysm

    Nova is dislocated in time while the Time Eddies are out of control. Meanwhile, the Doctor is about to face the end of the universe. Or is that just the Battle of Waterloo?

    1.3 Food Fight 

    The TARDIS is starting to get a little crowded! Audrey finds herself haunted by a ghostly Doctor.



  • Doctor Who - Ravagers

    13 May 2021 (12:20pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 14 minutes and 43 seconds

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    Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor Adventures - Ravagers is the mouthful of a title that is an umbrella for three audio adventures released May 13 featuring Christopher Eccleston as the Ninth Doctor, written by Nicholas Briggs. Story details below.

    In this quick episode of The Doctor Who Show Presents, Rob flies solo to talk about listening to all three stories on the day of release. This is quite spoiler-free although, as always, if you are sensitive to knowing anything, don't listen!

    Tweet us, Facebook us or email us at hello@thedwshow.net

    1.1 Sphere of Freedom

    On the Sphere of Freedom, the Doctor is about to shut down an evil Immersive Games business empire. He’s assisted by a valiant galley chef called Nova. But his plan spectacularly fails... And who exactly is Audrey?

    1.2 Cataclysm

    Nova is dislocated in time while the Time Eddies are out of control. Meanwhile, the Doctor is about to face the end of the universe. Or is that just the Battle of Waterloo?

    1.3 Food Fight 

    The TARDIS is starting to get a little crowded! Audrey finds herself haunted by a ghostly Doctor.



  • The List Makers – Top Companion Departures

    9 May 2021 (8:05am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 19 minutes and 57 seconds

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    Well, the download figures are in and it seems you really enjoyed last month's LIST MAKERS, so let's do it again! 

    These are 20m chats based around making a list related to a Doctor Who topic and discussing our similarities, differences, and whatever else comes up during the chat!

    If you're enjoying this format, write in and let us know. Suggestions for future lists to be drawn from The Hat of Rassilon are also welcome; get in touch!

    Twitter, Facebook or email us old-school style at hello@thedwshow.net



  • Nu Who Doctors in Classic Stories

    25 April 2021 (8:05am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 14 minutes and 29 seconds

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    On July 29, 2018, Rob and Dave released the popular, 'Classic Doctors in Nu Who Episodes' episode. Quite why they didn't follow this up with a sequel covering the reverse scenario question eludes them to this day.

    Enter listener Owen Prince (@kellogs24 on Twitter if you want to say hello), who recently suggested, ever so nicely, that making the sequel - the podcast you'll hear today - would be a really top idea.

    As you know, we love hearing from our listeners, and we took the idea to heart.

    Tune in to hear which classic stories we'd insert Eccleston, Tennant, Smith, Capaldi, and Whittaker into. Some choices might seem obvious, but some will definitely catch you by surprise. They're off the wall!

    Before we get to that, of course, there's our usual news and short topics. The feature content starts around the 25 minute mark if you're looking this up at a future date and want to skip the preamble. 

    Hope you enjoy the episode! Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net



  • The List Makers - Top Doctor/Companion Teams

    19 April 2021 (4:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 19 minutes and 58 seconds

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    Following the popularity of our PRIMARY SOURCES episodes since they started dropping late in 2020 - particularly their 20 minute run-time - the Doctor Who Show is unveiling a new monthly show with a similar short format.

    Doctor Who fans love lists. Are we right?

    The List Makers will see the guys take a topic each month that involves creating a Top 5 list. They will then run through their lists, with minimal interruption to each other, then have an open discussion of both lists.

    It's all about the chat!

    If you like this format, write in and let us know. Suggestions for future lists to be drawn from The Hat of Rassilon are also welcome; get in touch!

    Twitter, Facebook or email us old-school style at hello@thedwshow.net



  • Primary Sources – September 1987

    11 April 2021 (8:09am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 21 minutes and 30 seconds

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    Welcome to the seventh episode of the podcast we’re dropping on the feed every month in between our regular monthly shows.

    These are short (20 minute-ish) shows where Rob sits down with a guest and reads letters – the primary sources of the title – about Doctor Who from the 80s and 90s, for the purpose of kick-starting a conversation. Vitally, the guest doesn’t know anything about the content of the letters until the recording.

    In this episode, Rob talks to co-host of the most excellent Sirens of Audio podcast, Dwayne Bunney!

    This is Doctor Who without a safety net. The conversations could go anywhere the guest wants them to go.

    This is Primary Sources.



  • Season Six (1968/69)

    28 March 2021 (8:09am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 27 minutes and 34 seconds

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    In early March Rob and Dave ran a Twitter poll to tell them what season of Doctor Who they should talk about in the episode at the end of that month; the very episode you are about to listen to now.

    The choices were Season Six (1968/69); Season 11 (1973/74); Season 14 (1976/77); and the David Tennant era specials (2009/10).

    140 votes were cast, with Season 6 winning on 37.9% of the vote.

    After a brief discussion of the season, including thoughts on the TARDIS team and the general chaos behind the scenes, the guys then give their thoughts on each individual story, before a summary at the end, tackling whether the season works overall. What are your thoughts on it?

    The Dominators The Mind Robber The Invasion The Krotons The Seeds of Death The Space Pirates The War Games

    Hope you enjoy the episode! Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net



  • Primary Sources – April 1983

    15 March 2021 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 20 minutes and 53 seconds

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    Welcome to the sixth episode of the podcast we’re dropping on the feed every month in between our regular monthly shows.

    These are short (20 minute-ish) shows where Rob sits down with a guest and reads letters – the primary sources of the title – about Doctor Who from the 80s and 90s, for the purpose of kick-starting a conversation. Vitally, the guest doesn’t know anything about the letters until the recording.

    In this episode, Rob talks to his co-host from the Doctor Who Show, Dave!

    This is Doctor Who without a safety net. The conversations could go anywhere the guest wants them to go.

    This is Primary Sources.



  • Stories for Doctor Who Virgins

    1 March 2021 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 20 minutes and 49 seconds

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    If you heard our November 2020 episode, you may recall a letter from listener 'JT' that expressed interest in us doing a 'Stories for Doctor Who Virgins' episode, whereby we'd recommend a story from each Doctor's era - classic and modern - that you could show someone who has never seen Doctor Who before and, hopefully, get a good reaction!

    We love taking on listener suggestions so here, a mere three months later, we've made JT's request a reality. What will our picks be, across the years? Some might seem obvious. Some might surprise. But we explain all of them and, hopefully, if you're in the position to show Doctor Who to a newbie, you might even consider some of them.

    Before then, of course, it's time for some news and short topics from the worlds of Doctor Who and beyond.

    Hope you enjoy the episode! Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net



  • Primary Sources – September 1991

    15 February 2021 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 22 minutes and 52 seconds

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    Welcome to the fifth episode of the podcast we’re dropping on the feed every month in between our regular monthly shows.

    These are short (20 minute-ish) shows where Rob sits down with a guest and reads letters – the primary sources of the title – about Doctor Who from the 80s and 90s, for the purpose of kick-starting a conversation. Vitally, the guest doesn’t know anything about the letters until the recording.

    In this episode, Rob talks to author, Iain Martin, who is also half of the All of Time and Space podcast.

    This is Doctor Who without a safety net. The conversations could go anywhere the guest wants them to go.

    This is Primary Sources.



  • Changing Face of Conventions

    1 February 2021 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 30 minutes and 42 seconds

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    For some Doctor Who fans, paying a large fee to go to a convention, to only then stand in queues to pay even more money for autographs and/or photographs is the norm, and they're more than happy to do it.

    But things never used to be this way. While Producer Rob holidays in the South of France, join regular host Dave, irregular co-host Richard (The Goodies Pirate Podcast, Space Fall: A Blakes 7 Podcast), and Rob & Mark from the 42 to Doomsday podcast as they talk conventions from the 1980s up until today, including the 50th Anniversary celebration in the UK.

    With an obvious emphasis on the Australian experience, the guys will not only take you through what conventions used to be like, but also share some stories from behind-the-scenes of actually running conventions.

    Recorded live, in-person at Camp David. Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net



  • Hot Take Cutaway

    25 January 2021 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 40 minutes and 25 seconds

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    Rob and Dave found themselves with a bit of a problem during January.

    Listener feedback was pouring in, and two large-ish news stories had broken, yet the regular episode scheduled for the end of January was recorded at the tail-end of 2020, in-person, with the 42 to Doomsday podcast lads. As such, it didn't include any of the new material.

    Should they wait until the episode at the end of February to talk through it all? The news would be a bit old by then, and there might be even more letters to add to the pile. It didn't seem very ideal.

    So here, for one week only, the guys tackle the two biggest pieces of Doctor Who news at present, as well as presenting a range of listener emails; most commenting on the recent Revolution of the Daleks.

    Let us know your thoughts anytime at hello@theDWshow.net



  • Primary Sources – March 1991

    18 January 2021 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 20 minutes and 19 seconds

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    Welcome to the fourth episode of the podcast we’re dropping on the feed every month in between our regular monthly shows.

    Normally Rob sits down with his co-host Dave, or a guest, to talk about letters from classic issues of Doctor Who Magazine.

    In today's podcast, however, Dave is presenting letters to Rob from a classic issue of Sonic Screwdriver - the fanzine of the Victorian Doctor Who Fan Club.

    This is Doctor Who without a safety net. The conversations could go anywhere the guest wants them to go.

    This is Primary Sources.



  • Revolution of the Daleks

    3 January 2021 (12:27am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 48 minutes and 31 seconds

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    Rob and Dave give their initial, hot take on Revolution of the Daleks

    The Doctor is locked away in a high-security alien prison. Yaz, Ryan and Graham are far away on Earth and discover a disturbing plan involving the Daleks. How can you fight the Daleks without the Doctor?

    Let us know your thoughts on Revolution of the Daleks or anything Doctor Who related at hello@theDWshow.net



  • The Mandalorian (Series 2)

    31 December 2020 (9:36am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 48 minutes and 44 seconds

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    Rob, Dave and Richard discuss series two of The Mandalorian.

    Beginning five years after the events of Return of the Jedi (1983) and the fall of the Galactic Empire, The Mandalorian follows Din Djarin, a lone Mandalorian bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy. He is hired by remnant Imperial forces to retrieve the child Grogu, but instead goes on the run to protect the infant. While looking to reunite Grogu with his kind, they are pursued by Moff Gideon, who wants to use Grogu's connection to the Force.

    Chapter 9: The Marshal Chapter 10: The Passenger Chapter 11: The Heiress Chapter 12: The Siege Chapter 13: The Jedi Chapter 14: The Tragedy Chapter 15: The Believer Chapter 16: The Rescue



  • Fan Reactions That Surprised You

    28 December 2020 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 31 minutes and 40 seconds

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    How many times have you watched an episode of Doctor Who, then gone online and wondered if the rest of the world watched the same episode?

    It might be a story you really loved and it feels like everyone else is panning it. Conversely it might be a story you thought was the worst thing you've ever seen in your life yet, when you go online afterwards, people are talking about it like it's the next Genesis of the Daleks.

    It's weird, right? Frustrating? Yeah, we hear you. On tonight's episode, we have TONS of listener feedback on the topic, not only because it gives us a wide and varied group of examples but because we wanted you to be involved in our final episode of 2020 as a thank you to all your support this year. We do throw in some of our own thoughts too, of course!

    Before then we talk about the past month in Doctor Who news – this time including the imminent arrival of Revolution of the Daleks and some last minute filming that's been added to it – in addition to some short topics.

    Hope you enjoy the episode! Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net



  • Primary Sources – July 1991

    14 December 2020 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 21 minutes and 59 seconds

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    Welcome to the third episode of the podcast we’re dropping on the feed every month in between our regular monthly shows.

    These are short (20 minute-ish) shows where Rob from the Doctor Who Show sits down with a guest and reads letters – the primary sources of the title – about Doctor Who from the 80s and 90s, for the purpose of kick-starting a conversation. Vitally, the guest doesn’t know anything about the letters until the recording.

    This is Doctor Who without a safety net. The conversations could go anywhere the guest wants them to go.

    This is Primary Sources.

    (PS: We had some audio issues with this one, dear listener. Apologies.)



  • Alien Worlds

    30 November 2020 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 8 minutes and 0 seconds

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    For many months the topic, "Alien Worlds" has sat on the Doctor Who Show's episode list, staring at Rob & Dave as they marched through each previous month inexorably towards finally doing it.

    And tonight the guys finally get to talk about their favourite alien worlds from both Classic and Nu-Who. Which ones will they choose? Will their favourite Doctors influence their choices?

    Before then of course, they stick to show's format and talk about the past month in Doctor Who news - this time including the show's 57th anniversary - in addition to some short topics.

    Hope you enjoy the episode! Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net



  • Primary Sources – May 1989

    16 November 2020 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 22 minutes and 58 seconds

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    Welcome to the second episode of the new podcast we’re dropping on the feed every month in between our regular monthly show.

    These are short (20 minute-ish) shows where Rob from the Doctor Who Show sits down with a guest and reads letters – the primary sources of the title – about Doctor Who from the 80s and 90s, for the purpose of kick-starting a conversation. Vitally, the guest doesn’t know anything about the letters until the recording.

    This is Doctor Who without a safety net. The conversations could go anywhere the guest wants them to go.

    This is Primary Sources.



  • Season 25

    26 October 2020 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 30 minutes and 58 seconds

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    Back in April of this year we reviewed Season 16 after a listener poll selected it from the list of four options we provided. A close runner-up to that season was Season 25 and, given its clear popularity with our listeners in the poll, plus the fact it debuted in October of 1988, we thought why not dive in and review it here in October 2020?

    After a discussion of the season overall, including thoughts on where the show was at in general, the Australian fan experience for us, and also script editor Andrew Cartmel's first year in the role where he had full control over every story in the season, we then give our thoughts on each individual episode, before a summary at the end.

    Remembrance of the Daleks The Happiness Patrol Silver Nemesis The Greatest Show in the Galaxy

    Hope you enjoy the episode! Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net



  • Primary Sources - March 1985

    25 October 2020 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 22 minutes and 9 seconds

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    Welcome to a new podcast we'll be dropping on the feed every month; usually two weeks after our main episode but on this weekend, we're dropping a Primary Sources on the Saturday and a Doctor Who Show on the Sunday. So you'll be getting another Primary Sources in two week's time, then another Doctor Who Show two weeks after that. Rinse & repeat.

    What's it all about? Well, take a listen! These are short (20 minute-ish) shows where Rob from the Doctor Who Show sits down with a guest and reads letters - that's the primary sources of the title - about Doctor Who from the 80s and 90s, for the purpose of kick-starting a conversation. Vitally, the guest doesn't know anything about the letters until the recording.

    This is Doctor Who without a safety net. The conversations could go anywhere the guest wants them to go.

    This is Primary Sources.



  • Sontarans

    28 September 2020 (3:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 27 minutes and 21 seconds

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    When the world at large thinks about Doctor Who monsters, Daleks and Cybermen rule the roost. But what sits on the secondary shelf of adversaries? Arguably the Sontarans are pretty high in the pecking order for both Classic and Modern Doctor Who fans, but how did they get there? Do they deserve to be there? What does the future hold?

    After some news and short topics, Rob and Dave take a deep dive on the Sontarans. Their listeners write in with a ton of feedback, too.

    Let the guys know your thoughts on Sontarans or anything else you like at hello@theDWshow.net



  • Fantastic! It's the Eccleston era!

    31 August 2020 (3:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 40 minutes and 23 seconds

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    Every 12 months-ish, Rob and Dave look at an entire era of Doctor Who. Having done the Davison, Hartnell, and Pertwee eras in past episodes, the guys thought it was high time they did a Doctor from Nu-Who. But which Doctor...?

    It didn't take long for them to decide on Christoper Eccleston.

    Before then, the guys discuss the past month in Doctor Who which includes Peter Capaldi landing in the new Suicide Squad film; Brian Blessed talks about being offered the role of the Second Doctor; 'Time Fracture' - a new immersive Doctor Who experience is coming to London in 2021; and Fury from the Deep announced as the next DVD release.

    Short topics include: a Twitter survey Dave conducted on Twitter about Turlough; new Character Options sets excite both Rob and Dave (but not the same sets!); and Rob finishes his collection of Second Doctor PDA novels.

    Let us know your thoughts on Christopher Eccleston or anything else you like at hello@theDWshow.net

    Doctor Who - Series One - 2005

    Rose The End of the World The Unquiet Dead Aliens of London / World War Three Dalek The Long Game Father's Day The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances Boom Town Bad Wolf / The Parting of the Ways



  • Alternate Galaxies: Star Trek: Picard (Season 1)

    17 August 2020 (3:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 11 minutes and 21 seconds

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    Rob and Dave discuss season one of Star Trek: Picard.

    Star Trek: Picard is an American web television series featuring the character Jean-Luc Picard, created for CBS All Access by Akiva Goldsman, Michael Chabon, Kirsten Beyer, and Alex Kurtzman. It is the eighth series in the Star Trek franchise, and was launched in 2020 as part of Kurtzman's expansion of the franchise. 

    Picard begins 20 years after Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) and sees a retired Picard deeply affected by the death of Data in that film as well as the destruction of the planet Romulus in the film Star Trek (2009).

    Star Trek: Picard premiered on January 23, 2020, and its first season ran for 10 episodes until March 26. Second and third seasons were ordered before the first season debuted. The series was met with positive reviews from critics, who highlighted Stewart's performance and the focus on character over action but criticised the slow pace of the series.

    "Remembrance" "Maps and Legends" "The End is the Beginning" "Absolute Candor" "Stardust City Rag" "The Impossible Box" "Nepenthe" "Broken Pieces" "Et in Arcadia Ego"



  • The Girl Who Waited

    27 July 2020 (3:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 16 minutes and 50 seconds

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    Regular listeners will know that aside from our 'hot take' episodes whenever new Doctor Who emerges, our other episodes are hardly ever based on reviewing a single story. In that way, we're probably different to many, or even most, Doctor Who podcasts out there which make single story reviews their main focus.

     

    We 'broke' this rule in September 2019 by randomly selecting The Keeper of Traken for a deep dive and we loved the experience so much, we decided to do it again sometime in the following year.

     

    Conscious that we did a Classic Who episode last time, a few weeks back we ran a Twitter poll asking listeners what they'd like to hear us do a standalone podcast on: Amy's Choice, The Long Game, The Girl Who Waited, or The Idiot's Lantern.

     

    136 votes were cast, with 35.3% asking for The Girl Who Waited.

     

    So... here we are! But some things never change and before we get to the episode itself we also rattle through some listener reviews, Doctor Who news, and short topics.

     

    And be sure to let us know what you thought of our opinion on the story, so we can read you out, next time.

     

    Hope you enjoy the episode! Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net



  • Companions that span Doctors

    29 June 2020 (3:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 10 minutes and 31 seconds

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    Rob and Dave take a look at all the companions who spanned across different Doctors, from the first regeneration to the most recent.

    Think: Ben and Polly, Sarah Jane Smith, Adric, Nyssa, Tegan, Peri, Mel, Rose, and Clara. There's a surprising number of them!

    How did these companions assist in the transition? Were they better with their intended/orginal Doctor, or the one who came next?

    Before the feature, the guys also rattle through some recent news and short topics relating to their Doctor Who fandom this past month.

    Hope you enjoy the episode! Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net



  • Terry Nation's Doctor Who Show

    1 June 2020 (3:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 29 minutes and 39 seconds

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    Terence Joseph Nation (8 August 1930 – 9 March 1997) was a Welsh television writer and novelist who listeners to our podcast will know as the creator of the Daleks.

    As well as his work on Doctor Who for the First, Third and Fourth Doctors, Nation also created cult TV classics Survivors and Blake's 7, in addition to writing for The Avengers, The Baron, The Champions, Department S, The Persuaders! and The Saint.

    Despite this astounding pedigree versus many of his peers, it's fair to say that Nation isn't widely regarded as one of the great classic Doctor Who writers.

    Rob and Dave take a deep dive into Nation's career and fan perceptions of him to both re-evaluate the man and also pay tribute to his time on Doctor Who.

    What are your favourite Terry Nation penned stories or series?

    Hope you enjoy the episode! Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net



  • The Key to Time (Season 16)

    27 April 2020 (3:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 18 minutes and 3 seconds

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    Rob and Dave asked listeners at the end of the previous monthly episode whether they should tackle Season 16 or Season 25 in this episode. Almost 150 votes were received across Facebook and Twitter, with Season 16 just squeaking through for the win.

    After a brief discussion of the season, including thoughts on new companion Romana played by Mary Tamm, and returning producer Graham Williams, the guys then give their thoughts on each individual episode, before a summary at the end, tackling their best and worst episodes and whether the season works overall. What are your thoughts on it?

    The Ribos Operation The Pirate Planet The Stones of Blood The Androids of Tara The Power of Kroll The Armageddon Factor

    Hope you enjoy the episode! Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net



  • The Podcast of Decision III (The DW Show Presents...)

    13 April 2020 (3:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 29 minutes and 12 seconds

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    Time for another edition of the Podcast of Decision, this time featuring Dave, along with sometime Doctor Who Show contributor and co-host; Richard, and the guys from the 42 to Doomsday podcast; Rob and Mark.

    If you’re unfamiliar with The Podcast of Decision, in November 2018, Rob and Dave sat down in a hotel room with Todd and Nathan from Flight Through Entirety (and Jodie into Terror), to record a breezy wander through all of Doctor Who via some games Dave devised. Dave called this recording, The Podcast of Decision.

    In August 2019 we ran a second installment - coincidentally featuring today's cast - and it received such good feedback, a third edition was always going to happen at some stage. So here it finally is!

    We hope you're all safe, staying at home and washing your hands and perhaps content like this can be of some comfort to ward off the dreaded 'cabin fever' during these extraordinary times.

    Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net



  • Series 12 post mortem

    30 March 2020 (2:11am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 45 minutes and 30 seconds

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    Well... Series 12 is over, Dave's back from overseas, the world's in quarantine, toilet paper remains scarce, but some thing's never change.

    Rob and Dave reunite to talk through some news, short topics, and then conduct one of their famous post-mortems of the most recent series.

    Spyfall (Part One) Spyfall (Part Two) Orphan 55 Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror Fugitive of the Judoon Praxeus Can You Hear Me? The Haunting of Villa Diodati Ascension of the Cybermen The Timeless Children

    Hope you enjoy the episode! Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net



  • HOT TAKE! Doctor Who and The Timeless Children

    3 March 2020 (7:13am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 32 minutes and 1 second

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    Rob and super-sub Steven from the New to Who podcast give their initial, hot take on The Timeless Children.

    The Cybermen are on the march. The last remaining humans are hunted down. Lies are exposed, truths are revealed. And for the Doctor, nothing will ever be the same.

    Let us know your thoughts on Series 12 or anything Doctor Who related at hello@theDWshow.net



  • HOT TAKE! Ascension of the Cybermen

    25 February 2020 (6:54am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 30 minutes and 33 seconds

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    Rob and super-sub Steven from the New to Who podcast give their initial, hot take on Ascension of the Cybermen.

    The Doctor and friends arrive in the far future intent on protecting the last of the human race from the deadly Cybermen. But in the face of such a relentless enemy, has the Doctor put her best friends at risk?

    Let us know your thoughts on Series 12 or anything Doctor Who related at hello@theDWshow.net



 
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