The Doctor Who Show
The Girl Who Waited

The Girl Who Waited

July 26, 2020

Regular listeners will know that aside from our 'hot take' episodes whenever new Doctor Who emerges, our other episodes are hardly ever based on reviewing a single story. In that way, we're probably different to many, or even most, Doctor Who podcasts out there which make single story reviews their main focus.

 

We 'broke' this rule in September 2019 by randomly selecting The Keeper of Traken for a deep dive and we loved the experience so much, we decided to do it again sometime in the following year.

 

Conscious that we did a Classic Who episode last time, a few weeks back we ran a Twitter poll asking listeners what they'd like to hear us do a standalone podcast on: Amy's Choice, The Long Game, The Girl Who Waited, or The Idiot's Lantern.

 

136 votes were cast, with 35.3% asking for The Girl Who Waited.

 

So... here we are! But some things never change and before we get to the episode itself we also rattle through some listener reviews, Doctor Who news, and short topics.

 

And be sure to let us know what you thought of our opinion on the story, so we can read you out, next time.

 

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

The Doctor Who Show S05 E06 – Companions that span Doctors

The Doctor Who Show S05 E06 – Companions that span Doctors

June 28, 2020

Rob and Dave take a look at all the companions who spanned across different Doctors, from the first regeneration to the most recent.

Think: Ben and Polly, Sarah Jane Smith, Adric, Nyssa, Tegan, Peri, Mel, Rose, and Clara. There's a surprising number of them!

How did these companions assist in the transition? Were they better with their intended/orginal Doctor, or the one who came next?

Before the feature, the guys also rattle through some recent news and short topics relating to their Doctor Who fandom this past month.

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

The Doctor Who Show S05 E05 – Terry Nation’s Doctor Who Show

The Doctor Who Show S05 E05 – Terry Nation’s Doctor Who Show

May 31, 2020

Terence Joseph Nation (8 August 1930 – 9 March 1997) was a Welsh television writer and novelist who listeners to our podcast will know as the creator of the Daleks.

As well as his work on Doctor Who for the First, Third and Fourth Doctors, Nation also created cult TV classics Survivors and Blake's 7, in addition to writing for The Avengers, The Baron, The Champions, Department S, The Persuaders! and The Saint.

Despite this astounding pedigree versus many of his peers, it's fair to say that Nation isn't widely regarded as one of the great classic Doctor Who writers.

Rob and Dave take a deep dive into Nation's career and fan perceptions of him to both re-evaluate the man and also pay tribute to his time on Doctor Who.

What are your favourite Terry Nation penned stories or series?

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

The Key to Time (Season 16)

The Key to Time (Season 16)

April 26, 2020

Rob and Dave asked listeners at the end of the previous monthly episode whether they should tackle Season 16 or Season 25 in this episode. Almost 150 votes were received across Facebook and Twitter, with Season 16 just squeaking through for the win.

After a brief discussion of the season, including thoughts on new companion Romana played by Mary Tamm, and returning producer Graham Williams, the guys then give their thoughts on each individual episode, before a summary at the end, tackling their best and worst episodes and whether the season works overall. What are your thoughts on it?

The Ribos Operation
The Pirate Planet
The Stones of Blood
The Androids of Tara
The Power of Kroll
The Armageddon Factor

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

The Podcast of Decision III (The DW Show Presents…)

The Podcast of Decision III (The DW Show Presents…)

April 12, 2020

Time for another edition of the Podcast of Decision, this time featuring Dave, along with sometime Doctor Who Show contributor and co-host; Richard, and the guys from the 42 to Doomsday podcast; Rob and Mark.

If you’re unfamiliar with The Podcast of Decision, in November 2018, Rob and Dave sat down in a hotel room with Todd and Nathan from Flight Through Entirety (and Jodie into Terror), to record a breezy wander through all of Doctor Who via some games Dave devised. Dave called this recording, The Podcast of Decision.

In August 2019 we ran a second installment - coincidentally featuring today's cast - and it received such good feedback, a third edition was always going to happen at some stage. So here it finally is!

We hope you're all safe, staying at home and washing your hands and perhaps content like this can be of some comfort to ward off the dreaded 'cabin fever' during these extraordinary times.

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The Doctor Who Show S05 E03 – Series 12 post mortem

The Doctor Who Show S05 E03 – Series 12 post mortem

March 29, 2020

Well... Series 12 is over, Dave's back from overseas, the world's in quarantine, toilet paper remains scarce, but some thing's never change.

Rob and Dave reunite to talk through some news, short topics, and then conduct one of their famous post-mortems of the most recent series.

Spyfall (Part One)
Spyfall (Part Two)
Orphan 55
Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror
Fugitive of the Judoon
Praxeus
Can You Hear Me?
The Haunting of Villa Diodati
Ascension of the Cybermen
The Timeless Children

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

HOT TAKE! Doctor Who and The Timeless Children

HOT TAKE! Doctor Who and The Timeless Children

March 2, 2020

Rob and super-sub Steven from the New to Who podcast give their initial, hot take on The Timeless Children.

The Cybermen are on the march. The last remaining humans are hunted down. Lies are exposed, truths are revealed. And for the Doctor, nothing will ever be the same.

Let us know your thoughts on Series 12 or anything Doctor Who related at hello@theDWshow.net

HOT TAKE! Ascension of the Cybermen

HOT TAKE! Ascension of the Cybermen

February 24, 2020

Rob and super-sub Steven from the New to Who podcast give their initial, hot take on Ascension of the Cybermen.

The Doctor and friends arrive in the far future intent on protecting the last of the human race from the deadly Cybermen. But in the face of such a relentless enemy, has the Doctor put her best friends at risk?

Let us know your thoughts on Series 12 or anything Doctor Who related at hello@theDWshow.net

2020 rolls on - we read MORE of your messages!

2020 rolls on - we read MORE of your messages!

February 23, 2020

In this episode, Rob is joined by Doc Whom from the Diddly Dum podcast while Dave is on holidays overseas. The guys rattle through some news and a discussion of S12 ratings before turning their attention to listener messages for the whole show.

Our thanks to Doc for joining us on the Sydney-London hotline!

Messages in this episode are from:

Peter Cavanna
David Clarke
Sheldon Carnegie x2
Andy Moore
Peter Deadman
Millie McKenzie
Shane Rofe
Steve Panozzo
John Shaw
Owen Prince

Find the Diddly Dum podcast at: https://diddlydumpodcast.wordpress.com/

And for the full "I'm Gonna Spend My Christmas With A Dalek" by The Modest, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thKkQTdEd68

HOT TAKE! Doctor Who and The Haunting of Villa Diodati

HOT TAKE! Doctor Who and The Haunting of Villa Diodati

February 17, 2020

Rob and Dave give their initial, hot take on The Haunting of Villa Diodati

The Doctor and gang are at the Villa Diodati, Lake Geneva in 1816 on the night that inspired Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. An evening with literary greats soon forces the Doctor into a decision of earth-shattering proportions.

Let us know your thoughts on Series 12 or anything Doctor Who related at hello@theDWshow.net

HOT TAKE! Doctor Who and Can You Hear Me?

HOT TAKE! Doctor Who and Can You Hear Me?

February 11, 2020

Rob and Dave give their initial, hot take on Can You Hear Me?

From ancient Syria, to present day Sheffield, and out into the wilds of space, something is stalking the Doctor and her friends. As Graham, Yaz and Ryan return home they find themselves haunted by very different experiences.

Let us know your thoughts on Series 12 or anything Doctor Who related at hello@theDWshow.net

HOT TAKE! Doctor Who and Praxeus

HOT TAKE! Doctor Who and Praxeus

February 3, 2020

Rob and Dave give their initial hot take on Praxeus.

What connects a missing astronaut, birds behaving strangely in Peru and a US naval officer who washes up on a Madagascan beach? The Doctor, Yaz, Ryan and Graham split up to investigate mysterious events across planet Earth.

Let us know your thoughts on Series 12 or anything Doctor Who related at hello@theDWshow.net

HOT TAKE! Doctor Who and the Fugitive of the Judoon

HOT TAKE! Doctor Who and the Fugitive of the Judoon

January 27, 2020

Rob and Dave give their initial hot take on Fugitive of the Judoon.

The Judoon space police are targeting 21st century Gloucester. The Doctor, Yaz, Ryan and Graham race back to Earth in order to prevent them doing too much damage to the cathedral city. But who are they looking for?

Let us know your thoughts on Series 12 or anything Doctor Who related at hello@theDWshow.net

Hello 2020! We read your messages!

Hello 2020! We read your messages!

January 26, 2020

Gosh, here we are in 2020 and January's almost over. Happy Australia Day to you all if you're listening on the day of release (the 26th).

In this episode, the guys rattle through some news and short topics before turning their attention to listener messages for the whole show.

Of course, with the new series currently running and the podcast also doing weekly hot takes, a lot of discussion herein is Series 12 related.

Messages in this episode are from:

Oliver Scrivener
Steve Panozzo
Shane Rofe
Jeff Goddard
Sheldon Carnegie
Peter Deadman x2
Baz Warrington
Owen Prince x2
David Clarke
Ben PM

HOT TAKE! Doctor Who and Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror

HOT TAKE! Doctor Who and Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror

January 20, 2020

Rob and Dave give their initial hot take on Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror.

1903. Who or what is sabotaging Nikola Tesla's generator plant at Niagara Falls? And has this maverick inventor really received a message from Mars?

Let us know your thoughts on Series 12 or anything Doctor Who related at hello@theDWshow.net