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Survivors of the Flux

Survivors of the Flux

November 29, 2021

As the forces of evil mass, the Doctor, Yaz and Dan face perilous journeys and seemingly insurmountable obstacles in their quest for survival.

Rob & Dave continue their hot takes on Doctor Who Series 13: Flux, this time subtitled Episode 5, Survivors of the Flux.

Let us know your thoughts on Series 13 or anything Doctor Who related at hello@theDWshow.net

Crossovers

Crossovers

November 28, 2021

This month we're riffing on a challenge our listener @alicianeptune set for her YouTube viewers on the channel youtube.com/c/LatinAlice where she asked them to think about placing favourite book, film, or TV characters into other properties. In turn, she was riffing on older episodes of ours, placing Nu-Who Doctors in Classic episodes and Classic Doctors in Nu-Who episodes. This is a very meta topic this month!

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

Village of the Angels

Village of the Angels

November 22, 2021

Devon, November 1967. A little girl has gone missing, Professor Eustacius Jericho is conducting psychic experiments, and in the village graveyard, there is one gravestone too many. Why is Medderton known as the Cursed Village, and what do the Weeping Angels want? 

Rob & Dave continue their hot takes on Doctor Who Series 13: Flux, this time subtitled Episode 4, Village of the Angels.

Let us know your thoughts on Series 13 or anything Doctor Who related at hello@theDWshow.net

Primary Sources – February 1989

Primary Sources – February 1989

November 21, 2021

Welcome to the 14th episode of a short podcast we’re dropping on the feed every month in between our regular monthly shows.

In today’s podcast, Rob sits down with his Doctor Who Show co-host, Dave, to talk about the letters to DWM in February of 1989.

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

This is Primary Sources.

Once Upon Time

Once Upon Time

November 15, 2021

'Time is beginning to run wild.' On a planet that shouldn’t exist, in the aftermath of apocalypse, the Doctor, Dan, Yaz and Vinder face a battle to survive. 

Rob & Dave continue their hot takes on Doctor Who Series 13: Flux, this time subtitled Episode 3, Once Upon Time.

Let us know your thoughts on Series 13 or anything Doctor Who related at hello@theDWshow.net

The List Makers – Top Five Villains

The List Makers – Top Five Villains

November 14, 2021

A new month means a new LIST MAKERS episode!

This time, our top villains. There are no limits here - classic Doctor Who, modern Doctor Who, it's all fair game. How many snaps will we have?

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!

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

War of the Sontarans

War of the Sontarans

November 8, 2021

During the Crimean War, the Doctor discovers the British army fighting a brutal alien army of Sontarans, as Yaz and Dan are thrown deeper into a battle for survival. What is the Temple of Atropos? Who are the Mouri?

Rob & Dave continue their hot takes on Doctor Who Series 13: Flux, this time subtitled Episode 2, War of the Sontarans.

Let us know your thoughts on Series 13 or anything Doctor Who related at hello@theDWshow.net

The Halloween Apocalypse

The Halloween Apocalypse

November 1, 2021

On Halloween, all across the universe, terrifying forces are stirring. The life of Dan Lewis is about to change forever. Why is the Doctor chasing Karvanista? What is the Flux?

Rob & Dave return, 'hot take style' to give their initial thoughts on the first episode of Doctor Who Series 13: Flux, subtitled The Halloween Apocalypse.

Let us know your thoughts on Series 13 or anything Doctor Who related at hello@theDWshow.net

 

Season 20 - 1983

Season 20 - 1983

October 31, 2021

As we stand here in the shadow of Series 13 of Doctor Who dropping on the world, we - Rob and Dave - have recorded our long-awaited episode examining Season 20 of Doctor Who from 1983.

In our established season review style, we talk about our feelings towards the season, comment on aspects of each story, score them, and then wrap it all up with some remarks.

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

Arc of Infinity
Snakedance
Mawdryn Undead
Terminus
Enlightenment
The King's Demons

Primary Sources – June 1988

Primary Sources – June 1988

October 24, 2021

Welcome to the 13th episode of a short podcast we’re dropping on the feed every month in between our regular monthly shows.

In today’s podcast, Rob sits down with one of the hosts of the Doctor Who Big Blue Box podcast, Garry, to talk about the letters to DWM in June of 1988.

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 Modern Stories

The List Makers – Top Modern Stories

October 17, 2021

A new month means a new LIST MAKERS episode!

This time, our top modern stories. What have we enjoyed since 2005? And, more importantly, how many times will we snap on the same stories?

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!

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

Interview: The Inside Story of How the BBC Brought Back Doctor Who

Interview: The Inside Story of How the BBC Brought Back Doctor Who

October 10, 2021

Rob sits down and talks to Paul Hayes, author of the forthcoming book, The Long Game - 1996-2003: The Inside Story of How the BBC Brought Back Doctor Who.

Drawing on more than thirty new interviews and extensive research, The Long Game is the story of the conflicts and setbacks in bringing back the series, during a transformative time for the BBC. It’s a story told by those who were there, including BBC One Controllers Lorraine Heggessey and Alan Yentob, drama bosses Julie Gardner, Jane Tranter and Mal Young, BBC Worldwide executives Rupert Gavin and Mike Phillips, and BBC Films head David Thompson – many speaking in depth for the first time about the part they played in the attempts to bring back Doctor Who.

Pre-order your copy now at tenacrefilms.bigcartel.com for its launch on November 1, 2021.

Lungbarrow

Lungbarrow

September 26, 2021

First up this month, if you're looking for chat about the news of the moment; RTD returning as Doctor Who showrunner in 2023, we have made a standalone episode called 'Resurrection of the RTD'. Find it on our podcast feed, or here on the website.

The main theme of this month's episode is the Virgin New Adventure that ended the 7th Doctor in print, Lungbarrow.

All is not well on Gallifrey. Chris Cwej is having someone else's nightmares. Ace is talking to herself. So is K9. Leela has stumbled on a murderous family conspiracy. And the beleaguered Lady President, Romanadvoratrelundar, foresees one of the most tumultuous events in her planet's history.

At the root of all is an ancient and terrible place, the House of Lungbarrow in the southern mountains of Gallifrey. Something momentous is happening there. But the House has inexplicably gone missing.

673 years ago the Doctor left his family in that forgotten House. Abandoned, disgraced and resentful, they have waited. And now he's home at last.

In this, the Seventh Doctor's final New Adventure, he faces a threat that could uncover the greatest secret of them all.

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

Resurrection of the RTD

Resurrection of the RTD

September 25, 2021

Rob and Dave discuss that Russell T Davies will make a return to Doctor Who in time to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of Doctor Who in 2023, and at least one series beyond that.

This is an unplanned (unsurprisingly!) episode we've knocked out ahead of tomorrow's flagship episode of the show, where we tackle the Virgin New Adventure novel, Lungbarrow.

"I’m beyond excited to be back on my favourite show. But we’re time-travelling too fast, there’s a whole series of Jodie Whittaker’s brilliant Doctor for me to enjoy, with my friend and hero Chris Chibnall at the helm - I’m still a viewer for now." - Russell T Davies

"It’s monumentally exciting and fitting that Doctor Who’s 60th anniversary will see one of Britain’s screenwriting diamonds return home. Russell built the baton that is about to be handed back to him. Doctor Who, the BBC, the screen industry in Wales - and let’s be honest everyone in the whole world - have so many reasons to be Very Excited Indeed about what lies ahead." - Chris Chibnall

"As the 13th Doctor prepares to embark on new and extraordinary adventures, the winds of change are blowing… bringing with them news to delight Doctor Who fans across the globe. We are thrilled that Russell is returning to Doctor Who to build on the huge achievements of Chris and Jodie. Thank you to the two of them and the team in Cardiff for all they continue to do for the show and hello Russell, it’s wonderful to have you back." - Piers Wenger

"We are delighted to be joining Russell T Davies on a looped ontological paradox. Where Russell goes, we are proud to follow – and that with BBC Studios, Bad Wolf will be producing the all-new series of Doctor Who.  It is a privilege to be asked to support him in Doctor Who’s future." - Bad Wolf

Primary Sources – May 1992

Primary Sources – May 1992

September 19, 2021

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

In today’s podcast, Rob sits down with his Doctor Who Show co-host, Dave, who actually remembers issue 186 of Doctor Who Magazine from May 1992 - which is the source material for today's batch of letters.

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

This is Primary Sources.

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