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Slipback

Slipback

September 25, 2022

It's the end of September and, as promised last episode, Rob and Dave have read the Target novelisation of Eric Saward's 1985 Doctor Who radio play, Slipback. 

In this episode they run through the novel, blow-by-blow, then have a discussion about it. Naturally, they also discuss the radio play too, for some handy comparison.

Before then, they discuss some interesting news from the past month, some short topics and, at the end of the show, talk about some non-Doctor Who content they've consumed of late. A couple of listener emails round out the episode.

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

Primary Sources – February 1986

Primary Sources – February 1986

September 18, 2022

Welcome to the 24th and, for now, FINAL episode of the podcast we’ve been 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 discuss the letters from both Doctor Who Magazine from February of 1986 and some classic issues of the Sonic Screwdriver fanzine from the Doctor Who Club of Victoria.

Yes folks, this is a double episode to end the run on (for now). 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 Companions

The List Makers – Top Companions

September 11, 2022

A new month means a new LIST MAKERS episode!

This time, we look at what we consider our Top 5 companions to be from across all of Classic and Modern Doctor Who. If you thought picking our top Target novels last month was a feat, wait until you hear us attempt this!

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!

Suggestions for future lists to be drawn from The Hat of Rassilon are welcome; get in touch!

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Revenge of the Cybermen

Revenge of the Cybermen

August 28, 2022

Dave has returned and, based on our Twitter vote in early August, we're talking about REVENGE OF THE CYBERMEN in this episode. To break down those 206 votes:

Revenge of the Cybermen - 31.6%
The Deadly Assassin - 26.7%
The Ark - 20.9%
Terror of the Autons - 20.9%

Before then, we discuss some interesting news from the past month, some short topics (including some Doctor Who related moments from Dave's holiday), and at the end of the show, talk about some recent non-Doctor Who content we've been watching of late.

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

Primary Sources – December 1995

Primary Sources – December 1995

August 21, 2022

Welcome to the 23rd episode of the podcast we’ve been dropping on the feed every month in between our regular monthly shows.

In today’s podcast, Rob sits down with Mike Solko (@MASolko), to discuss the letters to Doctor Who Magazine 233, from December of 1995.

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

This is Primary Sources.

Top Target Novels

Top Target Novels

August 14, 2022

A new month means a new LIST MAKERS episode!

This time, we look at the best Target novels. With 156 novels released between 1973 and 1994, and a number published since 2018, there's a lot for Rob and Dave to choose just five from!

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!

Suggestions for future lists to be drawn from The Hat of Rassilon are welcome; get in touch!

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

Dennis Spooner

Dennis Spooner

July 31, 2022

While Dave is jet-setting around Europe, Rob welcomes Dylan Rees (DOCTOR WHO: TOO HOT FOR TV) back to the podcast.

Dylan has brought today's main topic: 1960s Doctor Who writer, and sometime script editor, Dennis Spooner.

The guys keep the discussion light, so anyone can tune in and learn a little about Dennis and his stories without feeling overwhelmed by someone they perhaps aren't familiar with, writing black and white television almost 60 years ago.

Before then, the guys discuss some news from the past month, some short topics, and some great listener feedback. We really do have the best listeners, folks.

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

Primary Sources – January 1988

Primary Sources – January 1988

July 17, 2022

Welcome to the 22nd episode of the podcast we’ve been dropping on the feed every month in between our regular monthly shows.

In today’s podcast, Rob sits down with his podcast co-host, Dave, to discuss the letters to Doctor Who Magazine 132, from January 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.

Top Five Nu Who Writers

Top Five Nu Who Writers

July 10, 2022

A new month means a new LIST MAKERS episode!

This time, we look at Nu Who (or Modern Doctor Who as some like to call it), writers. Who do we rate, and why? There's a lot to choose from since the revival in 2005!

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!

Suggestions for future lists to be drawn from The Hat of Rassilon are welcome; get in touch!

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

Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi

June 30, 2022

In our 15th outing for this mini-podcast on our feed, we’ve been watching Obi-Wan Kenobi (so you don't have to), and we give our thoughts on it.

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi
Rupert Friend as the Grand Inquisitor
Sung Kang as the Fifth Brother
Moses Ingram as Reva Sevander / Third Sister
Vivien Lyra Blair as Leia Organa
Kumail Nanjiani as Haja Estree
Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader
Indira Varma as Tala Durith
O'Shea Jackson Jr. as Kawlan Roken

Enemies We’d Bring Back

Enemies We’d Bring Back

June 26, 2022

What baddies would we bring back to Doctor Who... and why? This month we discuss enemies from the earliest days of the classic era, through to the modern era, who could make a great comeback in the series, whether long overdue or not.

Before then, we discuss some news from the past month, some short topics, and some great listener feedback. We really do have the best listeners, folks.

PS: We had some sound issues this episode, thanks for bearing with them.

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

Primary Sources – August 1985

Primary Sources – August 1985

June 19, 2022

Welcome to the 21st episode of the podcast we’ve been dropping on the feed every month in between our regular monthly shows.

In today’s podcast, Rob sits down with Paul Hayes, author of The Long Game – 1996-2003: The Inside Story of How the BBC Brought Back Doctor Who, to discuss the letters to Doctor Who Magazine 103, from August of 1985.

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

This is Primary Sources.

Top Five Classic Era Stories

Top Five Classic Era Stories

June 12, 2022

A new month means a new LIST MAKERS episode!

This time, it's the big one. What are Rob and Dave's top five classic era Doctor Who stories? No fudging, no ducking the topic, tonight the guys lay down a cold, hard five stories each. No more, no less. Do they have any snaps? Are there any surprises?

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

Season One (1963/64)

Season One (1963/64)

May 29, 2022

Well, you voted for it on Twitter, folks...

Season 1 (Hartnell) 40.3%
Season 13 (Baker) 32.8%
Series 7a (Smith) 14.9%
08-10 Specials (Tennant) 11.9%

So here we are, to discuss Season One of Doctor Who from 1963/64.

An Unearthly Child
The Daleks
The Edge of Destruction
Marco Polo
The Keys of Marinus
The Aztecs
The Sensorites
The Reign of Terror

Before then, we talk the month in Doctor Who, including a ton of public filming featuring David Tennant, Catherine Tate, and co., in addition to a revealing Chris Chibnall interview in Doctor Who Magazine.

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

Primary Sources – February 1988

Primary Sources – February 1988

May 22, 2022

Welcome to the 20th 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 Dave to discuss the letters to Doctor Who Magazine 133, from February 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.

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