Happy 250th, Blue Box Podcast (The Doctor Who Show Presents: A Celebration)

March 30, 2017

The Blue Box Podcast recently celebrated a milestone in its 250th episode with a four-hour-plus episode, comprising "mini episodes" of many Doctor Who podcasts from around the globe.

As long-time listeners of the podcast we (that is, Rob & Dave), provided such a mini episode for the special, based on our typical Doctor Who Show chats, which is also included for your pleasure here.

[The chat is all about how Doctor Who and Doctor Who fandom has differed in Australia, versus other countries, over the years. It seems appropriate for an internationally diverse episode...]

One thing we noticed, however, is that while we stuck to the Blue Box Podcast's instructions and deliberately didn't reference its milestone or otherwise talk about it at all, not every podcast followed suit.

So Rob decided he wanted to say congratulations too, but with Dave missing from the other end of the Skype line he struggled a bit... until deciding to call the Blue Box Podcast supremo himself, JR Southall.

What happened next? You'll have to listen to find out!


The Doctor Who Show S02 E03 - Incidental music from the 1960s to today

March 26, 2017

Hello! The musical episode promised last month has arrived. And no, that doesn't mean Dave's singing (as much as he'd like to)! After the usual wrap up of the previous month in Doctor Who, Rob and Dave work their way through 50 years-plus of Doctor Who incidental music, with clips, and a little help from some fantastic listeners.

In more detail, today’s episode covers:

– Listener feedback asking, "Was Pearl Mackie announced too early?"

– The return of Mondasian Cybermen.

- Class. Will it return in a second series?

- The ABC releases Series 10 trailer early.

- The Last Leg comments on the Series 10 trailer.

- John Barrowman still wants to meet the 12th Doctor on TV.

- David attends an old school sci-fi convention in Melbourne, "Con 80 - The Ultimate 1980s Sci-Fi Experience".

- New Doctor Who novels out soon featuring the 12th Doctor; The Shining Man (Cavan Scott), Diamond Dogs (Mike Tucker) & Plague City (Jonathan Morris).

- The Come-Uppance of Captain Katt by Peter Grimwade.

- Doctor Who incidental music, featuring comments from listeners Jim Cameron, Mark Smith, Kenny Davidson, John Hole, Jeff Waddell, Alastair Thomson-Mills, I'll Explain Later, Kathleen Cruikshank and music from stories including: The Daleks, Tomb of the Cybermen, The Web of Fear, The Invasion, The Sea Devils, Terror of the Zygons, The Sunmakers, The Leisure Hive, Logopolis, Enlightenment, The Five Doctors, Frontios, The Mysterious Planet, Dragonfire, The Happiness Patrol, Survival, The Movie, Doomsday, The Eleventh Hour, The Rings of Akhaten, The Wedding of River Song and more.

Thanks everyone, as always, for listening. We greatly appreciate your ears and your emails and tweets and, if you really want to make our day, why not leave us an iTunes review? See you next month...!


The Night of the Doctor’s Music (The Doctor Who Show Presents: Doctor Who fan audio)

March 25, 2017

Hi everyone, Rob from the Doctor Who Show here.

When those two plucky lads from AM Audio Media -- Andrew Chalmers and MA Tamburro -- came to me with the idea of contributing a segment to the 15th episode of our flagship podcast (which has Doctor Who incidental music of the past 54 years as its theme), I suggested they could do something standalone for the podcast feed instead; both to preserve the idea Dave had for our show -- and just as importantly, to allow the AM Audio Media guys the space to do something with a run time of their choosing, rather than being squished into a small pocket on our show.

Well, they've delivered the goods and here it is.

With companions from The Grawlix Podcast in addition to Droids Canada, Geek Watch One, The Book Guys, Mighty Marvel Geeks, The Tangent Podcast, Gallifrey Stands, and Drinking In The Park, what we have here is a host of fan made audio, alongside fans talking about audio they've made and/or audio they've enjoyed. 

Thanks to the AM Audio team for making this. I never thought I'd EVER hear a rap about Doctor Who or a song about Timelash... but you've delivered. 

And fair warning for those of you who have gotten used to our show lengths over the past year, this is a long one, so maybe listen in parts, or on a long drive or walk...!

Happy times & places,


(Doctor Who and all related music copyright the BBC with musical credit to Ron Grainer, Delia Derbyshire, Peter Howell, Dominic Glynn, Keff McCulloch, John Debney, Murray Gold, The BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Music used under educational and fair usage rights, sourced from youtube, soundcloud and Whomix (http://whomix.trilete.net))


TARDIS Library 009

March 23, 2017

00:00 – Intro by Rob @theDWshow

01:05 – The Contingency Club (Big Finish) & The War Doctor: Only the Monstrous (Big Finish) by Mike @MASolko

11:42 – 3rd Doctor #5 (Titan Comics), Paul Cornell bio/tribute & outro by Rob @theDWshow


Doctor Who A-Z – Part 12: L

March 20, 2017

Iain Martin returns with a new instalment of the irreverent Doctor Who A-Z. This time it’s “L” and Iain covers:

Last Christmas
Last of the Timelords
Last time I ever watch Doctor Who, The
Lazarus Experiment, The
Leon Ny Taiy
Lethbridge-Stewart, Alistair Gordon
Life, A
Long Game, The
Love and Monsters

NB: The Doctor Who A-Z episodes from A-H aren’t standalone episodes like this one and can be found in the Doctor Who Show, episodes 1.1 to 1.9.


Letter Lords – DWM #509 MARCH 2017

March 15, 2017

Jim Cameron of the KRYNOID PODCAST and Bob Fleming of the PROGTOR WHO podcast are the Letter Lords.

In this monthly spot on the Doctor Who Show podcast feed, the Letter Lords discuss themes and topics arising from the letters sent to Doctor Who Magazine and sometimes dig into the contents of the magazine itself.

Whether you read DWM or not, the Letter Lords is a must-listen podcast each month.

Find the Letter Lords on Twitter:

Jim – @KrynoidPodCast
Bob – @BoFleming

And you can email them, too: letterlords@mail.com


Whotiques Roadshow – Dapol TARDIS playset/Doctor Who action figures

March 12, 2017

If you listen to Australian-produced Doctor Who podcasts that aren't the Doctor Who Show, chances are (given how relatively few there are), you're a Flight Through Entirety listener.

Here, Rob (@theDWshow) talks to Brendan Jones (@critiqaltheory) from Flight Through Entirety @FTEpodcast about the Dapol TARDIS playset and Doctor Who action figures in general.

This episode was originally a segment on the Doctor Who Show #4 (Apr 24, 2016).

As always, you can let us know your thoughts at: hello@theDWshow.net


This is the one (The DW Show Presents: Gallifrey One)

March 5, 2017

One of our TARDIS Library contributors, Mike Solko, attended the annual Gallifrey One convention at the Los Angeles Airport Marriott, February 17-19, 2017. Here, Rob sits down with Mike to discuss attending this year's event, as well as past Gallifrey One's and US Doctor Who conventions in general. Along the way they talk guests, cosplaying, merchandise, panels, representation, a rave where no one dances and vomiting before meeting a personal hero.

We hope you like it.