The Doctor Who Show S02 E09 - Who is Nu-Who’s Beryl Reid?

September 24, 2017

Hello! We know some of you have been itching to hear the episode where we discuss Nu-Who's Beryl Reid... and here it is! In addition to that we discuss all the big Doctor Who news stories for the month of September and, of course, read your emails & have some fun along the way.

Today’s episode covers:

CLASSIC WHO: Big Finish is creating a series of First Doctor adventures where David Bradley will take the lead. How does this sit with Dave, who rates the First Doctor as 'his' Doctor? What do Adam Lambert and Queen have to do with it and how do the guys feel about Big Finish in general at the present time and where its all going?

NU-WHO: After they left Doctor Who, Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman both took on roles in Royal dramas, specifically, The Crown on Netflix and Victoria on ITV. Victoria's ratings have recently plunged. What's behind it all?

NU-WHO: Bradley Walsh. A month on from last episode, the guys still don't know if he'll be Jodie Whittaker's companion, or at least have a part in the new series.

NU-WHO: The 2017 Christmas Special synopsis has leaked in a peculiar manner... but nothing fans didn't already know, so the way it was yanked offline again was amusing.

NU-WHO: According to 'Now We Are 600', Harriet Jones didn't die. Rob has a bit of a rant on this revelation pulling the rug on what everyone believed was an on-screen death. Dave ponders why people can't leave things alone.

CLASSIC WHO: Dave's been on a personal mission this past month to watch a collection of 'lowly-regarded six parters' from the Classic Era. These include: The Seeds of Death, The Mutants, The Sensorites and The Time Monster. How did they hold up during this Classic Era bender?

CLASSIC WHO: Rob, meanwhile, zipped through The Android Invasion recently, for the first time in 20 years or more. He gives a few thoughts on watching this less remembered story from an otherwise absolutely classic Season 13.

CLASSIC WHO: Dave ponders what would have happened in Classic Era stories if the Doctor hadn't turned up. He comments on Masque of Mandragora, The Seeds of Doom, and City of Death, but can you think of more? Write in today!

NU-WHO: Who is Nu-Who's Beryl Reid? More specifically, what are examples of stunt casting (bad) or celebrity casting (good), since the series returned in 2005? Dave and Rob bring examples of each, as well as thoughts from our listeners. Do you agree? Let us know what you think of what's covered in this feature for next ep's mailbag.

FINALLY: Emails from Christopher Bryant and Mike Solko relating to our recent Buffy episode. Did they enjoy it? And Ezra Penny chimes in on the topic of episodes that are generally slated by fans but which he really enjoys.

Dave also comments on it being launch season for US television, with particular comments on The Orville.

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? It really helps us get noticed.

See you in October for both our monthly show where we'll be looking at the Peter Davison era of Doctor Who.

EMAIL US – hello@theDWshow.net

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You and Who Talking 024

September 24, 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:

Mission to the Unknown by Andrew Curnow

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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September 17, 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:

My Mum, Who & I by Iain Key

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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Random Fandom 002

September 13, 2017

Jim Cameron of the KRYNOID PODCAST and Bob Fleming of the PROGTOR WHO podcast used to be the Letter Lords... but now present RANDOM FANDOM.

Do you have a random question about Doctor Who? The guys are here to answer them. 

Find the guys on Twitter:

Jim – @KrynoidPodCast
Bob – @BoFleming

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

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You and Who Talking 022

September 10, 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:

Such Things as Dreams Are Made Of (or What Have Butterflies Ever Done to You?) by Dave Workman

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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Alternate Galaxies: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

September 3, 2017

Rob and Dave have decided to occasionally take a look at great TV series and movies they enjoy, broadly from the genres of sci-fi and fantasy.

Not only will they look at them from all the usual angles you'd expect, but also what the broad appeal to a Doctor Who fan might be.

In this first episode, Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American supernatural drama television series created by Joss Whedon under his production tag, Mutant Enemy Productions with later co-executive producers being Jane Espenson, David Fury, David Greenwalt, Doug Petrie, Marti Noxon, and David Solomon.

The series premiered on March 10, 1997, on The WB and concluded on May 20, 2003, on UPN. The series narrative follows Buffy Summers (played by Sarah Michelle Gellar), the latest in a line of young women known as "Vampire Slayers", or simply "Slayers".

In the story, Slayers are "called" (chosen by fate) to battle against vampires, demons, and other forces of darkness. Being a young woman, Buffy wants to live a normal life, but as the series progresses, she learns to embrace her destiny.

Like previous Slayers, Buffy is aided by a Watcher, who guides, teaches, and trains her. Unlike her predecessors, Buffy surrounds herself with a circle of loyal friends who become known as the "Scooby Gang".

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You and Who Talking 021

September 3, 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:

A Desperate Venture (Or, How Those Sensorites Made Me High) by Anthony Townsend

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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