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Doctor Who - Pieces of Eighth

Doctor Who - Pieces of Eighth
Description:
Rebecca Chapman and Kenny Smith travel through time, space, comics, audios, books, records and more, as they chat about everything and anything to do with Paul McGann's eighth incarnation of Doctor Who

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Doctor Who - Pieces of Eighth Statistics
Episodes:
65
Average Episode Duration:
0:0:42:57
Longest Episode Duration:
0:1:31:59
Total Duration of all Episodes:
1 days, 22 hours, 32 minutes and 8 seconds
Earliest Episode:
3 October 2022 (12:22pm GMT)
Latest Episode:
2 October 2022 (11:00pm GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
7 days, 16 hours, 17 minutes and 56 seconds

Doctor Who - Pieces of Eighth Episodes

  • 4.2 Happy Radio Times and Places

    2 October 2022 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 22 minutes and 12 seconds

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    AT LONG last, we've covering some Doctor Who comic strips featuring the Eighth Doctor, as we travel back to 1996/97.

    We chat with writer Gary Russell and illustrator Lee Sullivan in depth, about the 42 episodes of the comic strip which featuring each week in the Radio Times, with the Doctor being joined by new companions Stacy Townsend and Ssard the Ice Warrior. 

    They share how the strip came to be, the excitement of crafting adventures each week - Dreadnought, Descendance, Ascendance, Perceptions and Coda - which were set on a spaceship in the future, on Mars, and in Victorian London, as well as the hurried two-part conclusion to what was ultimately planned as an 18 month arc.

    And, courtesy of Stephen Day, we've got some of the dialogue from the opening story, Dreadnought, being brought to life. 



  • 4.1 Denise Paul - The Night of the Doctor

    29 September 2022 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 36 minutes and 58 seconds

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    PIECES of Eighth returns for a mini-fourth series! Before we bring you our extensive look at the first 18 BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures, we're bringing you a short run of all-new episodes!

    We kick off with Paul McGann's finale in the role, as we look at the making of The Night of the Doctor, as Kenny has a chat with a fellow Scot, in producer Denise Paul.

    Denise - in her first-ever podcast chat - reveals how she came to work on Doctor Who, as well as working with Karen Gillan before and during her spell on Doctor Who, and the highlights of her career.

    Oh, and they're not the only two Scottish people who have a chat this episode - there's a mysterious third person making a cameo appearance, and they are a Scot too... but who could it be? Tune in and find out!



  • 3.28 Figuring It Out

    1 September 2022 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 42 minutes and 36 seconds

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    THE new triple pack of Eighth Doctor action figures is about to hit B&M stores in the UK - and we've got an exclusive chat about them.

    Character Options' Alasdair Dewar returns to Pieces of Eighth, to discuss how the set came about - and how this podcast played a part in his thinking too!

    Al also chats about the latest Tenth Doctor and Dalek sets, in the final episode of our third season. This is episode 28 - not bad, considering we only planned to do 13!

    And make sure you listen until the very end... 



  • 3.27 Army of Death

    25 August 2022 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 15 minutes and 35 seconds

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    OUR look at the Mary Shelley adventures with the Eighth Doctor comes to a close in this episode, as we go behind the scenes on Army of Death.

    We have a rare podcast appearance from script editor Alan Barnes, who tells us how the trilogy came to be, as well as Mary's original encounter with the Doctor in A Company of Friends, we meet actor Mitch Benn who plays several stories in the tale, as well as sound designer/musician Kelly Ellis from Fool Circle Productions, who shares his experiences of bringing the adventure to life.

    It's the penultimate episode in this series - a 13 part run that's become 28! It's just least Tom Baker's last season on TV, except neither Kenny nor Becca are going to regenerate into Peter Davison next week. Promise!



  • 3.26 Beyond the Vortex - 2

    18 August 2022 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 3 minutes and 47 seconds

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    AFTER bringing you all eight episodes of the making of series which accompanied the first season of Doctor and Lucie adventures on BBC7, we this week bring you the second batch.

    Kenny and Becca are joined by producer Martin Montague, as they discuss the making of the series which accompanied Dead London, Max Warp, Brave New Town, The SKull of Sobek, Grand Theft Cosmos and The Zygon Who Fell To Earth in 2008.

    There's also plenty of cat talk, as both Becca and Martin own cats called Merlin - and it's the purr-fect combination!




  • 3.25 Short Trips - The People's Temple

    11 August 2022 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 43 minutes and 44 seconds

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    WE'RE DELIGHTED to bring you an exclusive chat with one of the most prolific Doctor Who writers from the 'Wilderness Years', from 1989-2005, Paul Leonard.

    Paul wrote several Doctor Who novels for Virgin's New Adventures and Missing Adventures ranges, before carrying on and writing for the Eighth Doctor throughout his adventures, with his books including Genocide, Dreamstone Moon, Revolution Man, the acclaimed and  much-loved The Turing Test, and The Last Resort.

    Thanks to fellow EDA writer Nick Walters, we've been able to speak to Paul, and our first chat with him covers the Short Trip The People's Temple, which was later brought to life by Paul McGann, who read it for the Earth and Beyond audio cassette release. 

    We also speak with the story's editor Steve Cole, who explains the background to this story.

    And thanks to Si Hodges for this week's graphic!







  • 3.24 Horror of Glam Rock

    4 August 2022 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 54 minutes and 5 seconds

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    WITH THE sad news last week of the passing of the late, great Bernard Cribbins, we wanted to celebrate his life at Pieces of Eighth.

    In a change to the advertised programme (again!), we've done a special episode marking Bernard's return to Doctor Who after some 40 odd years, in Big Finish Eighth Doctor Adventure Horror of Glam Rock, the third story in the Lucie Miller series of adventures.

    Kenny and Rebecca celebrate Bernard's life, and they're joined by writer Paul Magrs, who explains where the story came from, his memories of writing it, and his joy at having one of Big Finish's most stellar casts, ever.

    This episode also contains Kenny telling a British tabloid newspaper to go away, in colourful language - for the second week in a row!

    And stay tuned until the end, as we've got an added little treat, which will hopefully make you smile.



  • 3.23 Short Trips - The Curse of the Fugue

    29 July 2022 (1:35pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 52 minutes and 34 seconds

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    ONE of the wonders of Doctor Who is that it can be set anywhere - a space station, an army base, a service station or even a care home for the elderly.

    And it's to the latter that we travel this week, as Kenny and Becca find out about another Short Trip from Big Finish, Curse of the Fugue, as they discuss the tale, written by Alice Cavender, and she joins us for a chat, along with producer Ian Atkins and sound designer/musician Steve Foxon.

    We hear about the recording session that was up against the clock - and why narrator Sheridan Smith was a real star on the day, seeing the job through until the end. The tale was released in April 2016.

    Also: Be warned! This episode contains Kenny dropping three F bombs at the mention a particular British daily 'newspaper', which is filled with hate and venom, and once turned its ire on our poor beloved Sheridan Smith when she was going through the traumatic loss of her father.



  • 3.22 The Four Doctors

    22 July 2022 (5:39pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 2 minutes and 7 seconds

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    THE FIFTH, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth Doctors are united in one story - except, well, they aren't really... in The Four Doctors.

    This week, Becca and Kenny go behind the scenes of this Big Finish subscriber exclusive audio, released in 2010.

    We're joined by writer Peter Anghelides, actor/cover artist Alex Mallinson and sound designer/composer Steve Foxon, in this first-ever look behind the scenes at this tale - as there's no official CD extras with the Big Finish release!




  • 3.21 Beyond the Vortex - 1

    14 July 2022 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 30 minutes and 56 seconds

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    CAST your mind back to 2006/07, when BBC7 broadcast all-new Doctor Who, starring Paul McGann and Sheridan Smith.

    Accompanying each release, from Blood of the Daleks to Human Resources was Beyond The Vortex, a making-of series going behind the scenes to reveal just what went into making the whole series.

    This week, Kenny and the returning Becca (hurrah!) celebrate Beyond The Vortex, have a chat with its producer Martin Montague, and bring you all eight episodes of this insightful series. 

    Beyond The Vortex is copyright BBC, and we bring you this series because it's unavailable everywhere else. 

    Illustration: Si Hodges



  • 3.20 Stranded - UNIT Dating

    7 July 2022 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 10 minutes and 6 seconds

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    IT'S OUR first dive into the world of Stranded, the most recent series of box sets from Big Finish, in which the Doctor, Helen and Live are stranded (surprisingly enough!) in London, 2020, at the Time Lord's Baker Street residence.

    Kenny and Matt (with poor Becca still recovering from COVID) chat about UNIT Dating, in which the Doctor dips into his past to help TARDIS repairs in the present, and Andy joins him on a trip to UNIT. In the 1970s, young soldier Ron Winters has just met lab assistant Tony Clare. But in 2020, they need Liv and Helen’s help when their memories start falling apart...

    We're joined by writer Roy Gill, in a rare podcast appearance, as well as sound designer Benji Clifford, who tells about writing the song Wizards of the Universe.



  • 3.19 Short Trips - A Heart on Both Sides

    30 June 2022 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 49 minutes and 8 seconds

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    WE'RE BACK in the thick of the Time War in this week's episode, as we find the Fifth Doctor's companion Nyssa caught up in the conflict, on her ship, the Traken.

    Kenny and Matt discuss the story - as Becca recovers from COVID - and we're joined by writer Rob Nisbet and producer Ian Atkins to discuss A Heart on Both SIdes, a Big Finish Short Trip, released in 2017.

    And it's only £2.99 - go on, you know you want to buy it, if you've not already heard it!



  • 3.18 Eclipse

    23 June 2022 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 11 minutes and 31 seconds

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    EARLIER this year, Charlotte Elspeth Pollard returned for four new adventures alongside Paul McGann's Eighth Doctor, in a box set set after Minuet in Hell.

    This week, Kenny and Matt have a chat about the return of everyone's favourite Edwardian Adventuress, and we've got interviews with writer Lisa McMullan, sound designer Steve Foxon and musician Joe Kraemer.

    We're also still sending out love to Becca and hope she'll be back very soon.



  • 3.17 Fear Itself (EDA 43A)

    16 June 2022 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 16 minutes and 6 seconds

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    This week we look at Fear Itself by Nick Wallace - the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventure that isn't an Eighth Doctor Adventure, sort of...!  

    Sadly, Becca's had COVID and can't join us this week, so Matt Michael steps into her shoes once more - although they are a little too small for him.

    We chat with the author, and gain an insight into the Eighth Doctor PDA...



  • 3.16 Short Trips - Totem

    9 June 2022 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 34 minutes and 11 seconds

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    THIS week's episode of Pieces of Eighth brings you a first - we actually have a reading of a full, officially licensed BBC Doctor Who story (except we've done it unofficially!).

    We bring you a full reading of Tara Samms' Totem, which originally appeared in the book More Short Trips. It's been performed by Becca, with Kenny on sound design.

    And then, to top it all off, we've got an interview with Steve Cole, who was the editor of the collection and tells us more about Totem.

    (And we've got to say thanks to our friends over at Fiction Paradox, the world's only Eighth Doctor BBC Books-dedicated podcast, that they know of) for reminding us of the story, and to those cheeky chappies at The Sirens of Audio podcast, who've previously brought Short Trips to life as readings, for the inspiration to do this)




  • 3.15 The EDAs - 25 Glorious Years

    1 June 2022 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 31 minutes and 59 seconds

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    THIS episode of Pieces of Eighth is released on June 2, 2022 - exactly 25 years to the day since BBC Books began publishing original Doctor Who fiction.

    Sadly, Becca's still not able to join us due to the difficult news she was given last week, but with her blessing, we're carrying on and our good friend Matt Michael has stepped in - with just two hours' notice - to help bring this episode to you.

    We discuss the launch of the Eighth Doctor Adventures range, featuring exclusive interviews with Steve Cole, his assistant Lesley Levene, and James Macey from Black Sheep, who were responsible for the cover designs, the latter two giving their first Doctor Who interviews.

    Kenny also opens up his personal archive, as he and Matt bring you the original BBC press releases and publicity material which were given out to the media back in 1997 -isn't it a good job Kenny NEVER throws away anything?

    It's our longest episode yet, at 132 minutes!



  • 3.14 The Truth of Peladon

    26 May 2022 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 40 minutes and 46 seconds

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    THE TARDIS brings us to one of the Doctor's most favourite planets this week, as we discover The Truth of Peladon.

    Sadly, Becca's not able to be with us this week, but Kenny's carrying on and trying to keep the good ship Pieces of Eighth going.

    We're joined by writer Tim Foley and director Barnaby Kay, as we reveal the Truth, the whole Truth, and nothing but the Truth.




  • 3.13 The Crooked World (EDA 57)

    19 May 2022 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 38 minutes and 33 seconds

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    IMAGINE a story where the Doctor met Road Runner, Scooby Doo, Tom (off of Tom and Jerry) and Penelope Pitstop...

    That's exactly what happened in June 2002, when BBC Books released the 57th Eighth Doctor Adventure, The Crooked World. The Doctor, Fitz and Anji found themselves in a world full of cartoon characters, but very soon, things change forever as the time travellers introduce new concepts into the world.

    Becca and Kenny are joined by its author, Steve Lyons, as they find out just how it all came about, and how he looks back on it now.



  • 3.12 Memoirs of an Edwardian Adventurer

    12 May 2022 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 43 minutes and 58 seconds

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    YES, dear listener, you did read that correctly - Memoirs of an Edwardian Adventurer, not Adventuress!

    This week, we're chatting about the unofficial companion to the Big Finish audios featuring the Eighth Doctor and Charley, C'rizz, Tamsin and Lucie, featured in the book written by Will Brooks and Nick Mellish.

    We meet the pair and found out what led them to write about the audios, as they go through the episodes, one by one, on a daily basis, and find out how they look back on their work now.

    If you've not read the book, it's available on the Kindle for a bargain £1.99!



  • 3.11 The Witch from the Well

    5 May 2022 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 44 minutes and 28 seconds

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    WE'VE GOT a magical story this week, as we take a look at Big Finish monthly range Eighth Doctor tale The Witch from the Well.

    The story title is pretty self-explanatory, as Kenny and Becca are joined by the story's writer Rick Briggs, as well as sound designer and musician Steve Foxon.

    Find out just what goes into bringing a story with a supernatural element to life - and just where did the idea of Odic energy come from? It's all explained, as we continue our adventures with the Doctor and Mary Shelley.




  • 3.10 Foreshadowing

    28 April 2022 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 35 minutes and 51 seconds

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    WE HEAD back to the world of Big Finish Short Trips for this week's episode - WHICH HAS SPOILERS!.

    Kenny and Becca discuss the adventure Foreshadowing, written by Julian Richards and narrated by India Fisher, and Julian joins us for a chat about the creative process, and feature a brief special guest appearance later on from someone who is related to the SPOILER.

    If you've not heard it, pop over to the Big Finish website, buy it for £2.99, listen, and then listen to us!



  • 3.9 Time Lord Victorious (part two)

    21 April 2022 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 17 minutes and 34 seconds

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    BECCA, Kenny and their guest co-host Matt Michael from DWM are still on the trail of the Time Lord Victorious.

    This week, they turn their attention to the Eighth Doctor's involvement with the novel All Flesh Is Grass - complete with two enhanced readings from the book - and speak with author Una McCormack, and, as the saga concludes in Mutually Assured Destruction, writer Lizzie Hopley shares her experiences of writing Die Hard with a Crashing Dalek Time Ship...




  • 3.8 Time Lord Victorious (part one)

    14 April 2022 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 11 minutes and 27 seconds

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    PIECES of Eighth ventures into that multi-platform release from 2020 and 2021 this week, as we uncover some of the secrets of Time Lord Victorious.

    Over the next two episodes, we'll feature all of the Eighth Doctor's stories from the run, starting this week with Big Finish vinyl release Echoes of Extinction - which featured Paul McGann and David Tennant, and have an exclusive chat with its writer, Alfie Shaw, speaking about the release for the first time ever on a podcast.

    Kenny and Becca are joined by another co-host this week, in the form of Matt Michael (who you may know from his reviews in Doctor Who Magazine), as they look at Big Finish audio pair He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not and The Enemy of My Enemy, before having a chat with musician Ioan Morris, who created the amazing score for the audio stories. 

    Next week, Becca, Matt and Kenny will feature the novel All Flesh Is Grass, and speak with Una McCormack, as well as the concluding story of the series, Mutually Assured Destruction, with writer Lizzie Hopley.



  • 3.7 The Silver Turk

    7 April 2022 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 48 minutes and 29 seconds

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    THE Cybermen are back - and we join the Doctor and Mary Shelley as they face his old foes in Vienna.

    It's a return to the Big Finish full cast audio worlds, as they take a listen to The Silver Turk, which was released in 2011.

    And Becca informs Kenny of another fascinating real-life fact about Mary - which once again shocks him! - as the pair meet the story's writer Marc Platt, as well as musician and sound designer Jamie Robertson.




  • 3.6 The Black Archive

    31 March 2022 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 45 minutes and 36 seconds

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    The award-winning Black Archive is a bi-monthly series of independently-published book-length looks at Doctor Who stories - and they've featured both of the Eighth Doctor's outings on TV.

    In Doctor Who (1996) Paul Driscoll looks at the Paul McGann TV movie as a functional series pilot, as a reinvention of the Doctor and of the 20th-century Doctor Who formula, and as a ‘bridge’ to the 21st-century revival, while James Cooray Smith examines seven exceptional minutes of Doctor Who, suggesting The Night of the Doctor is a revisionist return to Doctor Who’s past, typical of showrunner Steven Moffat, and a televisual coup despite its online release.

    Kenny meets range editor Stuart Douglas, and later, Kenny and Becca discuss their love of a good critical study.

    You can find out more about these two books from http://obversebooks.co.uk/theblackarchive/eighth/





  • 3.5 Paul McGann

    25 March 2022 (12:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 24 minutes and 39 seconds

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    The miracle has happened! Believe it or not, we've actually spoken with the Eighth Doctor himself in an exclusive chat!

    We discuss playing the Doctor, whether Paul McGann still regards himself as the George Lazenby of Time Lords, working with Nicola Walker in Scotland, and 

    Kenny was delighted to chat with Paul, and sadly Becca was detained elsewhere... at her boyfriend's brother's birthday drinks in a Southampton pub!



  • 3.4 The Turn of the Screw

    18 March 2022 (12:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 36 minutes and 11 seconds

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    Pieces of Eighth returns to the worlds of the Big Finish Short Trips, those sometimes forgotten little gems, bringing us more Doctor Who adventures.

    This week, Becca and Kenny talk about The Turn of the Screw, and have a ball as they interview producer Ian Atkins about his thinking in commissioning the adventure-packed story, writer Eddie Robson about the creative process, and Yee Jee Tso tells all about performing what was his first audiobook reading.

    This 'making of' podcast is actually longer than the original story!






  • 3.3 Eater of Wasps

    12 March 2022 (10:46pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 45 minutes and 32 seconds

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    EATER of Wasps - the title of this Doctor Who adventure alone is enough to make you feel unwell... imagine having not just one wasp in your mouth, but lots of the stingy wee buggers?!

    This week, Becca and Kenny discuss the 45th novel from the BBC Books range, Eater of Wasps, written by Trevor Baxendale. 

    The pair discuss their loathing of the titular insects, chat with Trevor, and bring you two scenes from the book, brought to life with narration and sound design.




  • 3.2 Mary's Story

    4 March 2022 (10:22pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 37 minutes and 54 seconds

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    Over the course of season three, we're going to be meeting the people involved in the making of the Big Finish Mary Shelley Trilogy, a trilogy in four parts.

    Kenny and Becca kick off their journey with a trip to Austria, as we discover how Mary's Story came about, as Jonathan Morris reveals he wasn't intended to be involved as its writer, and sound designer Thea Cochrane (another Scottish person - so Kenny's pleased!) reveals how she did the sound design.

    Brace yourselves - it's a stormy night out there at the Vila Diodati!




  • 3.1 The TV Movie soundtrack

    25 February 2022 (12:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 40 minutes and 9 seconds

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    Pieces of Eighth returns for its third season, and we open with someone who was involved in the TV Movie.

    The movie's soundtrack is one of the most popular things about it, so listen in and hear Becca get jealous of Kenny, as he spoke with John Sponsler, the co-composer on the 1996 score. 

    Our third run kicks off here - and we've got plenty more exclusive interviews lined up for this season. 




  • Optional Extras - episode two

    29 December 2021 (2:48pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 25 minutes and 17 seconds

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    Join Character Options' Al Dewar and Big Finish's unofficial archivist Kenny Smith, as they take another trip back in time to chat about the origins of some Doctor Who action figurers.

    This time, the pair discuss the figures related to the audio series - the Sixth Doctor in blue coat, as first seen in Real Time, plus the B&M twin packs featuring the Seventh, Eighth and War Doctors, plus new Daleks.



  • 3.0 Relative Dimensions

    24 December 2021 (12:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 41 minutes and 35 seconds

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    It's Christmas time... there's no need to be afraid... apart from from a giant trans-dimensional fish which has escaped inside the TARDIS!

    Join Kenny and Becca as they discover how Relative Dimensions came into being for the Big Finish Eighth Doctor Adventures range.

    Christmas is a time for family, they say – which is why the Doctor has invited his granddaughter Susan, and great grandson Alex for Christmas dinner in his time and space machine. But who, or what, is the spectre at their yuletide feast?

    Venturing deep into the dark heart of the TARDIS, Susan uncovers her past, Alex is told his future – and the Doctor finds himself caught in a deadly, dangerous present!

    Our hosts meet writer Marc Platt and sound designer/musician Jamie Robertson.




  • 2.13 Matthew Jacobs (part two)

    26 November 2021 (8:59am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 28 minutes and 57 seconds

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    The second season of Pieces of Eighth comes to a close with the rest of our exclusive chat with the writer and co-producer of the Doctor Who TV Movie, Matthew Jacobs.

    We chat about his feelings on the film now, how he came to embrace it, and we discover that he knows about Big Finish!


    Plus, Becca and Kenny reveal when they'll be back, and what's in the next episode!



  • 2.12 Matthew Jacobs (part one)

    19 November 2021 (12:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 43 minutes and 25 seconds

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    Pieces of Eighth reaches the climax of its second season, and we welcome another guest who worked on the Doctor Who TV Movie.

    This week, in the first of a two-part interview, we chat with Matthew Jacobs, the man who wrote the scripts for the film which introduced Paul McGann as the Doctor.

    Plus, we have more of your TV Movie memories from where you were when it was first screened.



  • Pieces of Eighth extra - The Night of the Doctor

    14 November 2021 (12:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 18 minutes and 30 seconds

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    BELIEVE it or not, November 14 marks eight years since The Night of the Doctor first appeared on YouTube and the BBC red button service. 

    Paul McGann's surprise/triumphant return to the part was a shock for many, and gave proper canonicity to his incarnation, with some having failed to recognise it (for some reason or another). And it also mentioned five Big Finish companions, which was rather lovely too.

    To mark the event, we present a segment of The Power of 3, another Doctor Who podcast which our Kenny co-hosts, in which he and his co-conspirators Tom Harris and David Steel discuss the minisode.



  • 2.11 The Eleven

    12 November 2021 (12:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 56 minutes and 44 seconds

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    THIS week we celebrate the Time Lord who's arguably the Eighth Doctor's most memorable foe to date.

    Yes, we're talking about The Eleven, that villain who retains his previous personalities when he regenerates, as they burst through at inopportune moments. 

    Played by Mark Bonnar, he joins us for a chat - and an exclusive introduction - and we also speak with Ken Bentley, who was involved with the creation of the character, and writer John Dorney.



  • 2.10 Telos A Story

    5 November 2021 (12:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 19 minutes and 52 seconds

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    BACK in the early 2000s, Telos Publishing was granted a licence by BBC Worldwide to print authorised Doctor Who novellas.

    In this week's Pieces of Eighth, Becca and Kenny meet David Howe, the range's publisher and editor, and they speak about the three Eighth Doctor novellas published by the range, Riptide, Fallen Gods and Eye of the Tyger. 

    We speak with authors Jonathan Blum and Paul McAuley about working on the range, and we feature an archive radio interview with Riptide writer Louise Cooper, who sadly passed away in 2009. 

    Get ready for our longest episode yet, in a packed 80 minutes!



  • 2.9 Radio Gaga

    28 October 2021 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 35 minutes and 56 seconds

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    Back in the noughties, BBC7 broadcast the old Doctor Who audio dramas Slipback, The Paradise of Death and The Ghosts of N-Space to death.

    This week, with speak with Martin Montague to find out how some Eighth Doctor audios from Big Finish found their way onto the station - and how the Lucie Miller series came to be. 

    And we've got trailers you've probably not heard before! 



  • Episode 2.4 - The Outtakes

    25 October 2021 (9:50pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 2 minutes and 22 seconds

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    YOU'D never know it from our finished episodes, but Becca and Kenny are good friends who giggle a lot.

    What you hear in the finished episodes isn't always exactly what gets recorded. Sometimes, just sometimes, they laugh at daft things, and you'd never know from the finished episode that anything every happened... Well, probably not...

    Today, we present our first outtakes, from our episode about the TARDIS console... and the pair are laughing at silly innuendoes. Such children!



  • 2.8 The War Master

    21 October 2021 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 42 minutes and 17 seconds

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    The Eighth Doctor - one of the most joyous, vibrant incarnations of the Doctor, has come face to face with the most vicious of Masters on a couple of occasions.

    We delve into the universe of the War Master, as Paul McGann faced off against Sir Derek Jacobi, in two Big Finish box sets, Rage of the Time Lords, and Hearts of Darkness.

    We meet two of the writers, David Llewelyn and Lisa McMullan, to find out how these sets came together.



  • Pieces of Eighth extra - 20 years of the Eighth Doctor at Big Finish

    16 October 2021 (12:12am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 5 minutes and 51 seconds

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    Earlier this year, your Pieces of Eighth co-host Kenny recorded an episode of another podcast he co-presents, The Power of 3, which marked 20 years of the Eighth Doctor at Big Finish.

    He and co-conspirator David Steel look at Storm Warning, Sword of Orion, The Stones of Venice and Minuet in Hell, as well sharing their excitement at the return of Paul McGann to the part of the Doctor.




  • 2.7 The Bodysnatchers

    13 October 2021 (11:00pm GMT)
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    Zygons! The Skarasen! Professor Litefoot! Victorian London!

    It sounds like a checklist for things that appear in some of the greatest Fourth Doctor stories, but they all come together in The Bodysnatchers, the third Eighth Doctor Adventure published by BBC Books, way back in August 1997.

    Kenny and Becca are joined by the author of The Bodysnatchers, Mark Morris, as they look back on the novel - including a dramatic reading of a short section of the book!



  • Pieces of Eighth extra - The Stones of Venice trailers

    9 October 2021 (5:05pm GMT)
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    We continue to bring you rare material, with these trailers for The Stones of Venice, as originally broadcast on BBC Radio 7.

    Four short, teasers, to get listeners hooked - aren't they great?



  • 2.6 All Hands On Deck

    7 October 2021 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 33 minutes and 35 seconds

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    Last week, Pieces of Eighth took a step into the Time War... and this week, we're staying there.

    However, we've gone from a full-cast adventure to a Short Trip, which was written by Eddie Robson, a man who's no stranger to writing Eighth Doctor full cast audios for Big Finish, and produced by Ian Atkins.

    Join Becca and Kenny as they find out how Susan entered the Time War - and how she got a full-cast box set out of it too...



  • Optional Extras 1 - B&M 2021 Wave 1

    4 October 2021 (10:23pm GMT)
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    Join Character Options' Al Dewar and Kenny Smith as they venture through the worlds of the plastic fantastic, as they look at the making of the Character Options Doctor Who figures.

    Their journey begins with the first 2021 wave of B&M figures, comprising the First Doctor and two Sensorites, Ian Chesterton and a pair of Voord, plus the latest releases in the History of the Daleks series, from The Power of the Daleks and Day of the Daleks. 



  • Pieces of Eighth extra - Sword of Orion trailers

    1 October 2021 (10:25am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 16 seconds

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    Way back in 2005, several Eighth Doctor adventures starring Paul McGann and India Fisher, which were produced by Big Finish, were broadcast on BBC Radio 7.

    To promote these, original trailers were produced, and here, for the first time, Pieces of Eighth have compiled the promotional pieces for that second story, Sword of Orion.



  • 2.5 The Sontaran Ordeal

    30 September 2021 (11:00pm GMT)
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    We join the Eighth Doctor on his first audio adventure set during the Time War.

    Andrew Smith, writer of The Sontaran Ordeal, and Dan Starkey, who played Commander Jask in the adventure, join Becca and Kenny to explain how their involvement with this Big Finish release, part of the first series of Classic Doctors, New Monsters, came about.




  • Pieces of Eighth extra - The Storm Warning radio trailers

    26 September 2021 (1:46pm GMT)
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    In 2005, a number of Eighth Doctor adventures produced by Big Finish were broadcast on BBC Radio 7.

    To promote these, original trailers were produced, and here, for the first time, Pieces of Eighth have compiled the promotional pieces for Storm Warning.



  • 2.4 The TARDIS console

    23 September 2021 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 31 minutes and 2 seconds

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    Be honest - who hasn't dreamed of having their own TARDIS console to play with, with buttons to press and levers to switch?

    But one man can do that every single day of his life, if he so chooses. This week, Pieces of Eighth meets Paul Salamoff, the man who owns the original TARDIS console from the TV Movie - as well as a few other screen-worn items.

    FInd out just what he has in his amazing collection, aside from that glorious wooden console.



  • 2.3 The Radio Times Eighth Doctor Poll

    16 September 2021 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 40 minutes and 43 seconds

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    Earlier this year, the Radio Times marked the end of Big Finish's monthly range with a series of polls to find the top five stories for each Doctor.

    The Eighth Doctor was no exception, with The Chimes of Midnight taking the top spot, followed by The Silver Turk, The Natural History of Fear, Scherzo and Seasons of Fear. 

    This week, Becca and Kenny are joined by Matt Michael to give their thoughts on the top stories - as well as suggesting stories they thought could have been there too.



 
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