2.7 The Doctor Who Show (July 30, 2017)

July 30, 2017

(IMPORTANT! Our special thanks to listener, John Hole, for the pre- and post-credits audio find...!)

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Hello! It's been quite a month in Doctor Who and its associated fandom and Rob and Dave take their usual monthly dive into it all.

Today’s episode – broadly – covers:

NU-WHO: Davogate. What happened? What do Rob and Dave make of it? And how do we feel about Whittaker's casting, two weeks on?

CLASSIC WHO: Debbie Watling and Trevor Baxter pass away.

NU-WHO: The Christmas Special trailer has dropped. How does it look? Is Mark Gatiss playing a character of note?

CLASSIC WHO: Dave's got his hands on the Emperor of the Daleks comic book collection. Hear him rave about it.

NU-WHO: Rob's reading the final three 12th Doctor novels from BBC Books. Diamond Dogs has been read and he's now into Plague City.

CLASSIC WHO: Dave's randomly picked The Twin Dilemma off his bookshelf, watched it, and survived. How? Why? Hear his thoughts.

CLASSIC WHO: Have you seen 'The Doctors' DVDs? These are the old Myth Makers videos cleaned up and released on DVD. Give them a try!

CLASSIC WHO/NU-WHO: Our main topic for this episode is Doctor Who writers (both classic and nu), who only wrote one or two stories (three at the most), but whose output is regarded as among the best the series has ever produced. Features listener suggestions from: Ezra Penny, Matthew Thomas Young, Mike Solko, Christopher Bryant, Richard Nolan, and Steven B. Thanks for your thoughts, guys.

FINALLY: Some listener feedback from Kenny Davidson as we wrap up, relating to Whittaker's casting, along with a few recent iTunes reviews. Our topic next episode will be what stories did we not get/really dislike as kids, but which we adore as adults? Feel free to send your thoughts on that topic to the usual address(es).

Thanks everyone, as always, for listening. We greatly appreciate your ears, your emails and your tweets and, if you really want to make our day, why not leave us an iTunes review sometime?

See you next month...!

EMAIL US – hello@theDWshow.net

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You and Who Talking 016

July 30, 2017

What you are about to hear is the story of a connection, a connection that was made between a television series and a viewer’s life.

The You and Who books are the story of that connection, as told by the people who watch the programmes that make us come alive. Chiefly, of course, Doctor Who.

This podcast will relate some of the stories from those books… and beyond.

In this episode:

Choices by Michael Gilroy-Sinclair
Reach out and touch me: Doctor Who and the Carnival of Monsters by Christopher Bryant

With an intermission featuring Rob Irwin talking to JR Southall.

The You and Who books, from which all royalties are paid to charity, are available in print and for Kindle, from watchingbooks.weebly.com

Find Rob on Twitter @theDWshow and JR on Twitter @JR_Southall

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You and Who Talking 015

July 23, 2017

What you are about to hear is the story of a connection, a connection that was made between a television series and a viewer’s life.

The You and Who books are the story of that connection, as told by the people who watch the programmes that make us come alive. Chiefly, of course, Doctor Who.

This podcast will relate some of the stories from those books… and beyond.

In this episode:

Life on Mars & Ashes to Ashes: Meeting friends over again by Kara Dennison

With an introduction featuring Rob Irwin talking to JR Southall.

The You and Who books, from which all royalties are paid to charity, are available in print and for Kindle, from watchingbooks.weebly.com

Find Rob on Twitter @theDWshow and JR on Twitter @JR_Southall

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Remembering everyone I used to be (The Doctor Who Show Presents: Jodie Whittaker)

July 17, 2017

Rob and Dave discuss Doctor 13, Jodie Whittaker.

Featuring listener emails and a special audio from The Rev.

As always, you can write to us: hello@theDWshow.net

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Jodie Whittaker graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2005 with a gold medal in Acting. Since then she has worked continually in Film, Television and Theatre. Her TV credits include the critically acclaimed ITV drama Broadchurch (for which she was nominated for Best Actress for the RTS Television Awards), Emmy award-winning Black Mirror, Sky 1’s The Smoke, BBC’s Cranford, in which she starred opposite Judi Dench and Imelda Staunton, The Night Watch (BBC), The Accused (BBC), and Tess of the D'Urbervilles (BBC).

Jodie has recently finished shooting Journeyman, written and directed by Paddy Considine, as is the lead in the new BBC drama series Trust Me. Her other film credits include Venus, (which earned her nominations for Best Newcomer at the British Independent Film Awards; Best British Newcomer at the Critics' Circle Awards and Best Actress In A Motion Picture at the Satellite Awards); Attack The Block, One Day, Black Sea, Good Vibrations, St.Trinian's, Get Santa and most recently Adult Life Skills, which she Executive Produced as well as starred in which received a number of BIFA nominations.

Jodie made her professional theatrical debut at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in The Storm. Other theatre credits include playing the title role in Antigone at the Royal National Theatre, Bash at the Trafalgar Studios, Awake And Sing and Enemies at the Almeida, both directed by the then Artistic Director Michael Attenborough.

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1. What does it feel like to be the Thirteenth Doctor?
It’s very nerve-racking, as it’s been so secret!

2. Why did you want the role?
To be asked to play the ultimate character, to get to play pretend in the truest form: this is why I wanted to be an actor in the first place. To be able to play someone who is literally reinvented on screen, with all the freedoms that brings - what an unbelievable opportunity. And added to that, to be the first woman in that role.

3. Has it been hard to keep the secret?
Yes. Very hard! I’ve told a lot of lies! I’ve embroiled myself in a whole world of lies which is going to come back at me when this is announced!

4. Who was the first person you told when you got the role?
My husband. Because I was allowed to!

5. Did you have a codename and if so what was it?
In my home, and with my agent, it was The Clooney. Because to me and my husband, George is an iconic guy. And we thought, what’s a really famous iconic name? It was just fitting.

6. What does it feel like to be the first woman Doctor?
It feels completely overwhelming; as a feminist, as a woman, as an actor, as a human, as someone who wants to continually push themselves and challenge themselves, and not be boxed in by what you’re told you can and can’t be. It feels incredible.

7. What do you want to tell the fans?
I want to tell the fans not to be scared by my gender. Because this is a really exciting time, and Doctor Who represents everything that’s exciting about change. The fans have lived through so many changes, and this is only a new, different one, not a fearful one.

8. What are you most excited about?
I’m most excited about becoming part of a family I didn’t even know existed. I was born in 1982 - it’s been around longer than me, and it’s a family I couldn’t ever have dreamed I’d be part of.

9. How did Chris sell you the part?
We had a strange chat earlier this year where he tricked me into thinking we were talking about Broadchurch. And I started to quiz him about his new job in Wales, and asked him if I could be a baddie! And he quickly diverted the conversation to suggest I should consider auditioning to be the 13th Clooney.

It was the most incredible chat because I asked every question under the sun, and I said I’d take a few weeks to decide whether I was going to audition. He got a phone call within 24 hours. He would’ve got a phone call sooner, but my husband was away and there was a time difference!

10. Did he persuade you?
No. There was no persuasion needed. If you need to be persuaded to do this part, you’re not right for this part, and the part isn’t right for you. I also think, for anyone taking this on, you have to want to fight for it, which I certainly had to do. I know there will have been some phenomenal actors who threw their hats in the ring.

11. What are you going to wear?
I don’t know yet.

12. Is that your costume in the filmed sequence which introduced you as the new Doctor?
No.

13. Have any of the other Doctors given you advice?
Well they can’t because they haven’t known until now, but I’m certainly expecting a couple of calls - I’ve got a couple of mates in there. I’m mates with a companion [Arthur Darvill], I’m mates with a trio of Doctors. I know Matt Smith, Chris Eccleston and obviously David Tennant. Oh! And let’s throw in David Bradley! Four Doctors! So I’m hoping I get some calls of advice.

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The BBC today announced to the world that Jodie Whittaker will be the new Doctor Who.

The identity of the new Doctor was revealed exclusively on BBC One and on social media around the world after the Men’s Wimbledon Final on Sunday 16 July.

She will be the Thirteenth Time Lord and take over from Peter Capaldi, who leaves the global hit show at Christmas.

New head writer and executive producer Chris Chibnall, who takes over from Steven Moffat on the next series, made the decision to cast the first ever woman in the iconic role.

Jodie Whittaker says: “I’m beyond excited to begin this epic journey with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet. It’s more than an honour to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can’t wait.”

Chris Chibnall, New Head Writer and Executive Producer, says : “After months of lists, conversations, auditions, recalls, and a lot of secret-keeping, we’re excited to welcome Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor.

"I always knew I wanted the Thirteenth Doctor to be a woman and we're thrilled to have secured our number one choice. Her audition for The Doctor simply blew us all away. Jodie is an in-demand, funny, inspiring, super-smart force of nature and will bring loads of wit, strength and warmth to the role. The Thirteenth Doctor is on her way.”

Peter Capaldi says: “Anyone who has seen Jodie Whittaker’s work will know that she is a wonderful actress of great individuality and charm. She has above all the huge heart to play this most special part. She’s going to be a fantastic Doctor.”

Charlotte Moore, BBC Director of BBC Content, says: “Making history is what Doctor Who is all about and Chris Chibnall’s bold new take on the next Time Lord is exactly that. The nation is going to fall in love with Jodie Whittaker - and have lots of fun too!”

Piers Wenger, Controller BBC Drama, says : "Jodie is not just a talented actor but she has a bold and brilliant vision for her Doctor. She aced it in her audition both technically and with the powerful female life force she brings to the role. She is destined to be an utterly iconic Doctor."

Matt Strevens, Executive Producer, says : "I'm so thrilled that Jodie Whittaker said yes to playing the Doctor. I've been a fan for years and always hoped to work with her. She is an actor of great emotional range and inhabits every role with complete passion and conviction. Just thinking about what she will bring to the Doctor makes me as excited as a kid at Christmas. It's going to be a lot of fun."

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Letter Lords – DWM #514 AUGUST 2017

July 16, 2017

It's the end, but the moment has been prepared for.

Jim Cameron of the KRYNOID PODCAST and Bob Fleming of the PROGTOR WHO podcast are the Letter Lords... and this is their last episode!

For the final time, the Letter Lords discuss themes and topics arising from the letters sent to Doctor Who Magazine.

But fear not, the guys will return to the feed in a month's time with RANDOM FANDOM, discussing Doctor Who related questions.

Find the (former) Letter Lords on Twitter:

Jim – @KrynoidPodCast
Bob – @BoFleming

You can email the new show: random.fandom@mail.com

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Doctor Who Series 10 - The Wrap

July 8, 2017

The tenth series of Doctor Who premiered in the UK on 15 April 2017 and concluded on 1 July 2017, consisting of twelve episodes.

The series was led by head writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, alongside executive producer Brian Minchin. It was the third and final series overseen by the two as executive producers, as well as Moffat's sixth and final series as head writer.

Rob and Dave sit down to discuss the whole series alongside a ton of listener feedback as well.

Who/what will get MVP, Play & Foul of the series?

Email us anytime: hello@theDWshow.net

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S10E12 The Doctor Falls (Doctor Who Series 10)

July 2, 2017

The Doctor makes a final stand against an army of Cybermen to protect a tiny band of humans from destruction.

Rob and Dave sit down to discuss the episode.

What did you think? Email us: hello@theDWshow.net

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You and Who Talking 014

July 2, 2017

What you are about to hear is the story of a connection, a connection that was made between a television series and a viewer’s life.

The You and Who books are the story of that connection, as told by the people who watch the programmes that make us come alive. Chiefly, of course, Doctor Who.

This podcast will relate some of the stories from those books… and beyond.

In this episode:

Unconditional Love: The Leisure Hive by Simon Hart
The Myth Makers by Donald Cotton by Miles Northcott

With an intermission featuring Rob Irwin talking to JR Southall.

The You and Who books, from which all royalties are paid to charity, are available in print and for Kindle, from watchingbooks.weebly.com

Find Rob on Twitter @theDWshow and JR on Twitter @JR_Southall

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