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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:
53
Average Episode Duration:
0:0:39:02
Longest Episode Duration:
0:1:31:59
Total Duration of all Episodes:
1 days, 10 hours, 28 minutes and 20 seconds
Earliest Episode:
30 June 2022 (10:52pm GMT)
Latest Episode:
23 June 2022 (11:00pm GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
7 days, 12 hours, 17 minutes and 28 seconds

Doctor Who - Pieces of Eighth Episodes

  • 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)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 36 minutes and 16 seconds

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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)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 12 seconds

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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)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 35 minutes and 24 seconds

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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)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 28 minutes and 23 seconds

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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)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 6 seconds

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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.



  • 2.2 Earth and Beyond

    9 September 2021 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 38 minutes and 41 seconds

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    In 1998, the most exciting thing in the world happened - Paul McGann returned as the Doctor... Well, sort of.

    BBC Audio released a twin cassette story, featuring three Doctor Who short stories - Bounty, Dead Time and The People's Temple - all of which were read by Paul McGann. And, best of all, we heard McGann perform all-new lines as the Doctor, for the first time in two years in Dead Time, as he spoke with a future version of himself.

    This week, Kenny and Becca have a chat with producer Steve Cole and writer Peter Anghelides, as they discover how this release came to be, and just who Andrew Martin is...



  • 2.1 Yee Jee Tso

    2 September 2021 (11:33pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 40 minutes and 22 seconds

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    It's good news - Pieces of Eighth has been renewed and is back for a second season!

    Over the course of the next 13 weeks, we're going to bring you all-new, exclusive interviews with the people who have made the Eighth Doctor who he is, whether as writers, actors, artists, musicians or anything else. 

    Having finished last season with a two-part Philip Segal interview, Rebecca and Kenny are continuing with people with TV Movie credits, as they chat with Chang Lee himself, Yee Jee Tso, from his home in Vancouver.

    They talk about his casting, turning up late, working with Eric Roberts, the TARDIS set, and publishing his book of TV Movie photographs.




  • 1.13 Philip Segal (part two)

    12 August 2021 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 39 minutes and 15 seconds

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    Doctor Who TV Movie executive producer Philip Segal joins us from his home in the USA, for the second part of his exclusive chat with Pieces of Eighth.

    He reveals how he felt the TV Movie rating could have gone in modern methods were taken into account, how he's about to build the TARDIS console room again, and how he looks back on the whole movie. 

    Find out more about Philip's work at www.sprueverse.com.

    And we preview the first guest of season two, which will launch soon!



  • 1.12 Philip Segal (part one)

    5 August 2021 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 39 minutes and 15 seconds

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    We reach the end of the first season of Pieces of Eighth, and we present the opening half of our exclusive chat with the man whose persistence led to the creation of the Eighth Doctor.

    Executive producer Philip Segal is our special guest, and chats about his love of Doctor Who, working in television, meeting Alan Yentob, casting Paul McGann, and bringing the team together to create the TV Movie.

    Plus we share your memories of the TV Movie, as your listeners join in the fun!



  • 1.11 Escape Velocity

    29 July 2021 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 26 minutes and 8 seconds

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    This week, Pieces of Eighth takes its first dip into the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures, a series of original paperback novels featuring the Eighth Doctor, which were published by BBC Books from June 1997 until June 2005.

    In that time, a total of 73 books were released, charting the adventures of the Doctor, with his friends, Sam Jones, Fitz Kreiner, Compassion, Anji Kapoor and Beatrix 'Trix' Macmillan. Along the way, they faced Daleks, the Master, Wirrrn, and new foes, like Sabbath - who stole the Doctor's second heart.

    Becca and Kenny chat with Colin Brake, who penned Escape Velocity, the 42nd novel in the series, which concluded a story arc in which an amnesiac Doctor was trapped on Earth for a hundred years - and was finally reunited with Fitz, meets a new friend in Anji, and the TARDIS is restored.

    Prophetically, it also features a space race between Pierre Yves-Dudoin and Arthur Tyler III, both competing to be the first privately funded man in space...



  • 1.10 The TV Movie Novelisation

    22 July 2021 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 44 minutes and 39 seconds

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    Kenny and Becca stay on Target in our latest episode.

    They have a chat with Gary Russell, who novelised the TV Movie for BBC Books in 1996 and revamped it for the 2001 reprint from Target. 

    They're also joined by Anthony Dry, who created the amazing art for the reprint cover.



  • 1.9 The Scent of Blood

    15 July 2021 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 29 minutes and 32 seconds

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    Pieces of Eighth stays in audio territory - but probably not the one you were expecting.

    Becca and Kenny this week venture into the lands of BBC Audio, as they discover how The Scent of Blood, released in 2019, came to be. Kenny has a chat with writer Andy Lane, before he and Becca chat with actor Dan Starkey, who narrates the adventure - and Becca tries not to fan girl while talking to Strax...

    Plus, courtesy of sound designer and musician David Darlington, you can hear a clean version of the Doctor Who theme which appears in this story. 



  • 1.8 Max Warp

    8 July 2021 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 32 minutes and 44 seconds

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    Previous episodes of Pieces of Eighth have touched on Big Finish adventures for the Eighth Doctor, but this week we cover our first full-length story in the form of Max Warp.

    Becca and Kenny chat with writer Jonathan Morris about writing the script - and reveal its origins in an unused idea from several years beforehand - and musician Andy Hardwick tells it was it was like to write a theme tune that most definitely ISN'T the Top Gear theme.




  • 1.7 Solitaire

    1 July 2021 (11:00pm GMT)
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    This week's Pieces of Eighth takes another trip into the Big Finish universe, this time to feature the highly-acclaimed Companion Chronicle, Solitaire.

    This week, Becca and Kenny discuss the tale, starring India Fisher as Charley Pollard and david bailey as the Celestial Toymaker. The reveal their mutual fear of puppets, have a chat with writer John Dorney, and cover artist Alex Mallinson who created the puppet for the cover.



  • 1.6 Flashpoint

    25 June 2021 (12:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 33 minutes and 21 seconds

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    Pieces of Eighth heads into new territory this week, as we feature a Short Trip from Big Finish.

    Flashpoint was read by co-host Kenny Smith's favourite, Sheridan Smith, so we have a chat with the range producer Ian Atkins, and writer Andrew Smith, about how Lucie Miller's return to Doctor Who came about. 

    We should point out that Becca is also part of the Smith family, as her dad is one.

    So really, it's all about the Smiths this week (Morrissey not included).




  • 1.5 The Eighth Doctor Action Figures

    18 June 2021 (8:01pm GMT)
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    We celebrate the plastic fantastic this week in Pieces of Eighth.

    Becca and Kenny are joined by Alasdair Dewar from Character Options, who explains the origins of the various action figures of the Eighth Doctor.



  • 1.4 Seán Carlsen and Narvin

    13 June 2021 (11:31am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 38 minutes and 19 seconds

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    EPISODE four of Pieces of Eighth sees us joined by an actor who has encountered Paul McGann's Doctor in two very different roles.

    Seán Carlsen was first cast in The Natural History of Fear, in which he played a variety of roles, and made an impression producer/director Gary Russell, who subsequently cast him as CIA Co-ordinator Narvin in the Gallifrey spin-off series.

    Narvin has since become one of Big Finish's most beloved original creations, and Sean joins us to share his experiences of working with Paul McGann and Sir Derek Jacobi, as well as meeting War Doctor Sir John Hurt.



 
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