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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!

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Nu Who Doctors in Classic Stories

Nu Who Doctors in Classic Stories

April 25, 2021

On July 29, 2018, Rob and Dave released the popular, 'Classic Doctors in Nu Who Episodes' episode. Quite why they didn't follow this up with a sequel covering the reverse scenario question eludes them to this day.

Enter listener Owen Prince (@kellogs24 on Twitter if you want to say hello), who recently suggested, ever so nicely, that making the sequel - the podcast you'll hear today - would be a really top idea.

As you know, we love hearing from our listeners, and we took the idea to heart.

Tune in to hear which classic stories we'd insert Eccleston, Tennant, Smith, Capaldi, and Whittaker into. Some choices might seem obvious, but some will definitely catch you by surprise. They're off the wall!

Before we get to that, of course, there's our usual news and short topics. The feature content starts around the 25 minute mark if you're looking this up at a future date and want to skip the preamble. 

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

The List Makers - Top Doctor/Companion Teams

The List Makers - Top Doctor/Companion Teams

April 18, 2021

Following the popularity of our PRIMARY SOURCES episodes since they started dropping late in 2020 - particularly their 20 minute run-time - the Doctor Who Show is unveiling a new monthly show with a similar short format.

Doctor Who fans love lists. Are we right?

The List Makers will see the guys take a topic each month that involves creating a Top 5 list. They will then run through their lists, with minimal interruption to each other, then have an open discussion of both lists.

It's all about the chat!

If you like 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

Primary Sources – September 1987

Primary Sources – September 1987

April 11, 2021

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

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 co-host of the most excellent Sirens of Audio podcast, Dwayne Bunney!

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

This is Primary Sources.

Season Six (1968/69)

Season Six (1968/69)

March 28, 2021

In early March Rob and Dave ran a Twitter poll to tell them what season of Doctor Who they should talk about in the episode at the end of that month; the very episode you are about to listen to now.

The choices were Season Six (1968/69); Season 11 (1973/74); Season 14 (1976/77); and the David Tennant era specials (2009/10).

140 votes were cast, with Season 6 winning on 37.9% of the vote.

After a brief discussion of the season, including thoughts on the TARDIS team and the general chaos behind the scenes, the guys then give their thoughts on each individual story, before a summary at the end, tackling whether the season works overall. What are your thoughts on it?

The Dominators
The Mind Robber
The Invasion
The Krotons
The Seeds of Death
The Space Pirates
The War Games

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

Primary Sources – April 1983

Primary Sources – April 1983

March 14, 2021

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

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 letters until the recording.

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

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

This is Primary Sources.

Stories for Doctor Who Virgins

Stories for Doctor Who Virgins

February 28, 2021

If you heard our November 2020 episode, you may recall a letter from listener 'JT' that expressed interest in us doing a 'Stories for Doctor Who Virgins' episode, whereby we'd recommend a story from each Doctor's era - classic and modern - that you could show someone who has never seen Doctor Who before and, hopefully, get a good reaction!

We love taking on listener suggestions so here, a mere three months later, we've made JT's request a reality. What will our picks be, across the years? Some might seem obvious. Some might surprise. But we explain all of them and, hopefully, if you're in the position to show Doctor Who to a newbie, you might even consider some of them.

Before then, of course, it's time for some news and short topics from the worlds of Doctor Who and beyond.

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

Primary Sources – September 1991

Primary Sources – September 1991

February 14, 2021

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

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 letters until the recording.

In this episode, Rob talks to author, Iain Martin, who is also half of the All of Time and Space podcast.

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

This is Primary Sources.

Changing Face of Conventions

Changing Face of Conventions

January 31, 2021

For some Doctor Who fans, paying a large fee to go to a convention, to only then stand in queues to pay even more money for autographs and/or photographs is the norm, and they're more than happy to do it.

But things never used to be this way. While Producer Rob holidays in the South of France, join regular host Dave, irregular co-host Richard (The Goodies Pirate Podcast, Space Fall: A Blakes 7 Podcast), and Rob & Mark from the 42 to Doomsday podcast as they talk conventions from the 1980s up until today, including the 50th Anniversary celebration in the UK.

With an obvious emphasis on the Australian experience, the guys will not only take you through what conventions used to be like, but also share some stories from behind-the-scenes of actually running conventions.

Recorded live, in-person at Camp David. Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net

Hot Take Cutaway

Hot Take Cutaway

January 24, 2021

Rob and Dave found themselves with a bit of a problem during January.

Listener feedback was pouring in, and two large-ish news stories had broken, yet the regular episode scheduled for the end of January was recorded at the tail-end of 2020, in-person, with the 42 to Doomsday podcast lads. As such, it didn't include any of the new material.

Should they wait until the episode at the end of February to talk through it all? The news would be a bit old by then, and there might be even more letters to add to the pile. It didn't seem very ideal.

So here, for one week only, the guys tackle the two biggest pieces of Doctor Who news at present, as well as presenting a range of listener emails; most commenting on the recent Revolution of the Daleks.

Let us know your thoughts anytime at hello@theDWshow.net

Primary Sources – March 1991

Primary Sources – March 1991

January 17, 2021

Welcome to the fourth 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.

Revolution of the Daleks

Revolution of the Daleks

January 2, 2021

Rob and Dave give their initial, hot take on Revolution of the Daleks

The Doctor is locked away in a high-security alien prison. Yaz, Ryan and Graham are far away on Earth and discover a disturbing plan involving the Daleks. How can you fight the Daleks without the Doctor?

Let us know your thoughts on Revolution of the Daleks or anything Doctor Who related at hello@theDWshow.net

The Mandalorian (Series 2)

The Mandalorian (Series 2)

December 30, 2020

Rob, Dave and Richard discuss series two of The Mandalorian.

Beginning five years after the events of Return of the Jedi (1983) and the fall of the Galactic Empire, The Mandalorian follows Din Djarin, a lone Mandalorian bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy. He is hired by remnant Imperial forces to retrieve the child Grogu, but instead goes on the run to protect the infant. While looking to reunite Grogu with his kind, they are pursued by Moff Gideon, who wants to use Grogu's connection to the Force.

Chapter 9: The Marshal
Chapter 10: The Passenger
Chapter 11: The Heiress
Chapter 12: The Siege
Chapter 13: The Jedi
Chapter 14: The Tragedy
Chapter 15: The Believer
Chapter 16: The Rescue

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