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The List Makers – Top Cliffhangers

The List Makers – Top Cliffhangers

September 12, 2021

A new month means a new LIST MAKERS episode!

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

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

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

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Our Eras in Doctor Who Magazine Comics

Our Eras in Doctor Who Magazine Comics

August 29, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

Primary Sources – July 1988

Primary Sources – July 1988

August 22, 2021

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

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

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

This is Primary Sources.

The List Makers – Top Earth-based Stories

The List Makers – Top Earth-based Stories

August 15, 2021

A new month means a new LIST MAKERS episode!

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

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

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

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14 for 14 (The Doctor Who Show Presents…)

14 for 14 (The Doctor Who Show Presents…)

August 8, 2021

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

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

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

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

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Series 2 - 2006

Series 2 - 2006

July 25, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

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

Primary Sources – June 1996

Primary Sources – June 1996

July 18, 2021

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

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

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

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

This is Primary Sources.

The List Makers – Top 1980s Stories

The List Makers – Top 1980s Stories

July 11, 2021

A new month means a new LIST MAKERS episode!

This time, our top stories of the 1980s.

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

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

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The Holy Terror

The Holy Terror

June 27, 2021

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

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

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

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

Primary Sources – August 1987

Primary Sources – August 1987

June 20, 2021

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

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

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

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

This is Primary Sources.

The List Makers – Worst Special Effects

The List Makers – Worst Special Effects

June 13, 2021

A new month means a new LIST MAKERS episode! 

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

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

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

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Cool Spaceships in Doctor Who

Cool Spaceships in Doctor Who

May 30, 2021

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

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

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

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

 

Primary Sources – January 1999

Primary Sources – January 1999

May 16, 2021

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

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

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

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

This is Primary Sources.

Doctor Who - Ravagers

Doctor Who - Ravagers

May 13, 2021

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

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

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1.1 Sphere of Freedom

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

1.2 Cataclysm

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

1.3 Food Fight 

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

The List Makers – Top Companion Departures

The List Makers – Top Companion Departures

May 9, 2021

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

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

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

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

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