The Doctor Who Show S03 E06 – Season 5 and fan opinion

June 24, 2018

The fifth season of Doctor Who began on 2 September 1967 with The Tomb of the Cybermen and ended on 1 June 1968 with The Wheel in Space. Only 22 out of 40 episodes are held in the BBC archives; 18 remain missing. As result only 2 serials exist entirely.

Rob and Dave discuss each episode of Season 5 briefly, examine fan opinion past and present, and also ponder if each story is a "base under siege" adventure, as fan theories suggest.

Of course they also rip into some current Doctor Who news and events beforehand and hope you enjoy the episode!

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What Doctor Who Did Next (The Doctor Who Show Presents: Virgin NAs and MAs)

June 17, 2018

Deemed by the guys a little too niche for a regular episode, in this Doctor Who Show Presents... Dave takes Rob on a short trip through the Virgin New Adventures (1991-1997), and to a lesser extent, the Virgin Missing Adentures (1994-1997), with a mention of the Featuring Bernice Summerfield line of books (1997-1999). A future episode will see Rob taking Dave through the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures (1997-2005) and the BBC Past Doctor Adventures (1997-2005). Stay tuned for that in the months ahead.

Timewyrm: Genesys, Timewyrm: Exodus, Timewyrm: Apocalypse, Timewyrm: Revelation, Cat's Cradle: Time's Crucible, Cat's Cradle: Warhead, Cat's Cradle: Witch Mark, Nightshade, Love and War, Transit, The Highest Science, The Pit, Deceit, Lucifer Rising, White Darkness, Shadowmind, Birthright, Iceberg, Blood Heat, The Dimension Riders, The Left-Handed Hummingbird, Conundrum, No Future, Tragedy Day, Legacy, Theatre of War, All-Consuming Fire, Blood Harvest, Strange England, First Frontier, St Anthony's Fire, Falls the Shadow, Parasite, Warlock, Set Piece, Infinite Requiem, Sanctuary, Human Nature, Original Sin, Sky Pirates!, Zamper, Toy Soldiers, Head Games, The Also People, Shakedown, Just War, Warchild, Sleepy, Death and Diplomacy, Happy Endings, GodEngine, Christmas on a Rational Planet, Return of the Living Dad, The Death of Art, Damaged Goods, So Vile a Sin, Bad Therapy, Eternity Weeps, The Room With No Doors, Lungbarrow, The Dying Days

Goth Opera, Evolution, Venusian Lullaby, The Crystal Bucephalus, State of Change, The Romance of Crime, The Ghosts of N-Space, Time of Your Life, Dancing the Code, The Menagerie, System Shock, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, Invasion of the Cat-People, Managra, Millennial Rites, The Empire of Glass, Lords of the Storm, Downtime, The Man in the Velvet Mask, The English Way of Death, The Eye of the Giant, The Sands of Time, Killing Ground, The Scales of Injustice, The Shadow of Weng-Chiang, Twilight of the Gods, Speed of Flight, The Plotters, Cold Fusion, Burning Heart, A Device of Death, The Dark Path, The Well-Mannered War

Andrew Cartmel, Andrew Hunt, Andy Lane, Barry Letts, Ben Aaronovitch, Christopher Bulis, Craig Hinton, Daniel Blythe, Daniel O'Mahony, Dave Stone, David A. McIntee, David Banks, Gareth Roberts, Gary Russell, Jim Mortimore, John Peel, Justin Richards, Kate Orman, Lance Parkin, Lawrence Miles, Marc Platt, Mark Gatiss, Martin Day, Matthew Jones, Neil Penswick, Nigel Robinson, Paul Cornell, Paul Leonard, Peter Darvill-Evans, Russell T. Davies, Simon Bucher-Jones, Simon Messingham, Stephen Marley, Steve Lyons, Terrance Dicks


The DW Show Presents: Solo: A Star Wars Story

May 31, 2018

Like at the end of 2016 where Rob and Dave turned their gaze towards Rogue One, then returned in late 2017 to look at The Last Jedi, the Doctor Who Show returns to look at Solo: A Star Wars Story.

But where's Rob?

Join Dave and Richard (his co-host from the Blakes 7 podcast, Spacefall), for this quick hour-long podcast where they reveal their thoughts to each other, live, without having discussed it before the record button was pressed.

And maybe Rob will explain why he's not doing the review.

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Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.


The Doctor Who Show S03 E05 – Queer Who

May 27, 2018

The third series of The Doctor Who Show continues with Rob and Dave discussing the very broad topic of how queerness has related to Doctor Who over the years.

Over the past month, on a variety of platforms they've asked listeners, what does that mean to you? Does Doctor Who have a disproportionately gay following? If so, why? And who are the LGBT characters (implicit or implied!) you’ve loved the most? Are there any you disliked?

Before taking on those questions - and a lot more - they do a quick whip around some recent Doctor Who news as well as what’s happening in their own fandom at present.

Hear about 500 episodes of classic Who coming to Twitch TV! Learn more about the upcoming James Godd novel, Doctor Who Meets Scratchman! How much did the first Doctor Who script recently sell for? And vale to Graham Strong, one of the most unsung, but important, figures in Doctor Who fandom. Plus a whole lot more!

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Doctor Who A-Z – Part 18: R

May 20, 2018

Iain Martin returns with a new instalment of the irreverent Doctor Who A-Z. This time it’s “R” and (after a quick news break), Iain reflects upon:

Rani, The
Racnoss, The
Raston Warrior Robot
Rings of Akhaten
Robot of Sherwood


The Doctor Who Show S03 E04 – Doctor Who Guilty Pleasures

April 29, 2018

The third series of The Doctor Who Show continues with Rob and Dave discussing their guilty pleasure episodes of Doctor Who.

What episodes are very poorly regarded by fans, but which the guys would happily stick on during a rainy afternoon and watch in one sitting?

Before that, they do a quick whip around some recent Doctor Who news as well as what's happening in their own fandom at present. Hear about Dave meeting Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie and John Barrowman at Supanova. Does Rob rate the new Target novels? Where is Dave's weekly re-watch of Trial of a Time Lord up to? What did Rob just get in the mail? All will be revealed. Tune in.

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Doctor Who A-Z – Part 17: Q

April 22, 2018

Iain Martin returns with a new instalment of the irreverent Doctor Who A-Z. This time it’s “Q” and (after a quick news break), Iain reflects upon:

Queens of the Stone Age
Question mark collars
Question mark umbrella
Quite Good


Doctor Who A-Z – Part 16: P

April 4, 2018

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



Paradise Towers


Paul McGann



Pit, The



The Doctor Who Show S03 E03 – Classic Monsters Brought Back In Nu-Who

March 25, 2018

The third series of The Doctor Who Show continues with Rob and Dave tackling the topic of, classic monsters brought back in Nu-Who.

Daleks, Cybermen, Sontarans, Ice Warriors... the guys do them all. And then some! They also read your listener feedback on the topic.

Before that, of course, Rob and Dave do a quick whip around some recent Doctor Who news and give their own takes on it all.

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Rob and Dave Unplugged (The DW Show Presents: Fandom in the 80s, 90s and Beyond)

March 11, 2018

January 27, 2018 saw a lot of firsts... it was the first time Rob met Dave in person; the first time the guys recorded an episode of their show in person; the first time Rob had ever recorded a podcast with ANYONE else in the room; the first time they recorded with the guys from the New to Who podcast (see our February 25 episode); the first time Rob had met any of the Flight Through Entirety podcast team... and so on. You get the idea.

Anyway, at some stage on that very busy day, amid recording an episode of the Doctor Who Show and an episode of New to Who, Rob and Dave found time to crack out a single microphone, mount it on a table, and have a conversation about Doctor Who fandom in Australia. Basically how they came into it; what it was like; conventions, and more. They end up moving through the topic and even onto talking about the modern era of fandom that they now no longer feel a major part of, but are extremely supportive of.

Very personal... a little indulgent... and the sound quality isn't quite where the Doctor Who Show normally pitches, but if you're at all interested in our back stories, or Doctor Who fandom in Australia in the 80s and 90s in particular, this could be a very interesting episode for you to hear.

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Doctor Who A-Z – Part 15: O

March 4, 2018

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


Ood, The





The Doctor Who Show S03 E02 – Fantasy Doctor Who (feat. New to Who)

February 25, 2018

The third series of The Doctor Who Show continues with Rob and Dave tackling a fun topic after the epic slugfest of last month ('RTD versus The Moff' if you missed it).

This month they're talking 'Fantasy Doctor Who' and to help out on this topic, Steven and Daniel from the lovely New To Who podcast join Rob and Dave for most of the ep.

Not only that, but the normally Perth-based lads recorded IN PERSON. Which also means, yes, for the first time in the show's history, Rob and Dave were also in the same room with each other, with Dave travelling up to Sydney from Melbourne. So do tune in to find out what happened when the podcasts got together. Hint: They had a TON of fun.

Before that, of course, Rob and Dave do a quick whip around some recent Doctor Who news. Notably, however, they don't discuss the new Doctor Who logo, as that was announced less than 12hrs after they recorded the introduction to the episode. Curse you, BBC marketing. Dave also tells us about his new Blake's 7 podcast, sans-Rob, Space Fall.

A splendid time awaits and be sure to let us know YOUR fantasy Doctor Who, too...!

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Doctor Who A-Z – Part 14: N

February 11, 2018

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

Nestene Consciousness

New Adventures, The



Night of the Doctor

Nightmare in Silver


The Doctor Who Show S03 E01 – RTD versus The Moff

January 28, 2018

Welcome to the third series of The Doctor Who Show!

Rob and Dave are back and, to ease themselves into 2018, decide to take on a small and non-controversial topic...

RTD versus The Moff

Yes folks, now that the last helicopter out of Cardiff has departed (and related to that, bonus points if you get our pre-credits teaser), we feel the time has arrived where we can compare and contrast the complete output of both Russell T. Davies and Steven Moffat.

That means we consider (and even comment on a great many of), the stories below. To keep it interesting, we tic-tac back and forth between Russell's first series and Steven's. Russell's second series and Steven's. And so on, and so forth.

We hope you enjoy it and although there's a ton of listener comment on the topic at the end of this episode, we look forward to any additional commentary on the topic, once you've heard what we have to say.

Next month we have something completely different, with a couple of very special guests, recorded under very special circumstances. Stay tuned.

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The End of the World
The Unquiet Dead
Aliens of London
World War Three
The Long Game
Father's Day
The Empty Child
The Doctor Dances
Boom Town
Bad Wolf
The Parting of the Ways

The Christmas Invasion

New Earth
Tooth and Claw
School Reunion
The Girl in the Fireplace
Rise of the Cybermen
The Age of Steel
The Idiot's Lantern
The Impossible Planet
The Satan Pit
Love & Monsters
Fear Her
Army of Ghosts

The Runaway Bride

Smith and Jones
The Shakespeare Code
Daleks in Manhattan
Evolution of the Daleks
The Lazarus Experiment
Human Nature
The Family of Blood
The Sound of Drums
Last of the Time Lords

Voyage of the Damned

Partners in Crime
The Fires of Pompeii
Planet of the Ood
The Sontaran Stratagem
The Poison Sky
The Doctor's Daughter
The Unicorn and the Wasp
Silence in the Library
Forest of the Dead
Turn Left
The Stolen Earth
Journey's End

The Next Doctor

Planet of the Dead
The Waters of Mars
The End of Time

The Eleventh Hour
The Beast Below
Victory of the Daleks
The Time of Angels
Flesh and Stone
The Vampires of Venice
Amy's Choice
The Hungry Earth
Cold Blood
Vincent and the Doctor
The Lodger
The Pandorica Opens
The Big Bang

A Christmas Carol

The Impossible Astronaut
Day of the Moon
The Curse of the Black Spot
The Doctor's Wife
The Rebel Flesh
The Almost People
A Good Man Goes to War
Let's Kill Hitler
Night Terrors
The Girl Who Waited
The God Complex
Closing Time
The Wedding of River Song

The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe

Asylum of the Daleks
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
A Town Called Mercy
The Power of Three
The Angels Take Manhattan

The Snowmen

The Bells of Saint John
The Rings of Akhaten
Cold War
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS
The Crimson Horror
Nightmare in Silver
The Name of the Doctor

The Day of the Doctor

The Time of the Doctor

Deep Breath
Into the Dalek
Robot of Sherwood
Time Heist
The Caretaker
Kill the Moon
Mummy on the Orient Express
In the Forest of the Night
Dark Water
Death in Heaven

Last Christmas

The Magician's Apprentice
The Witch's Familiar
Under the Lake
Before the Flood
The Girl Who Died
The Woman Who Lived
The Zygon Invasion
The Zygon Inversion
Sleep No More
Face the Raven
Heaven Sent
Hell Bent

The Husbands of River Song

The Return of Doctor Mysterio

The Pilot
Thin Ice
Knock Knock
The Pyramid at the End of the World
The Lie of the Land
Empress of Mars
The Eaters of Light
World Enough and Time
The Doctor Falls

Twice Upon a Time


Alternate Galaxies: Blake’s 7

January 2, 2018

Rob and Dave occasionally take a look at great TV series and movies they enjoy, broadly from the genres of sci-fi and fantasy.

They call these episodes, Alternate Galaxies.

In this episode, Rob cedes his seat to Richard, who has a far greater knowledge of today's topic... Blake's 7.

Today, January 2, 2018, marks 40 years since the transmission of the first Blake's 7 episode - The Way Back - in the UK.


Blake's 7 is a British science fiction television series produced by the BBC. Four 13-episode series were broadcast on BBC1 between 1978 and 1981. It was created by Terry Nation, who also created the Daleks for the television series Doctor Who. The script editor was Chris Boucher. The main character, at least initially, was Roj Blake, played by Gareth Thomas. The series was inspired by various fictional media, including Robin Hood, Star Trek, Passage to Marseille, The Dirty Dozen, Brave New World and classic Western stories, as well as real-world political conflicts in South America and Israel.

Blake's 7 was popular from its first broadcast, watched by approximately 10 million in the UK and shown in 25 other countries. Although many tropes of space opera are present, such as spaceships, robots, galactic empires and aliens, its budget was inadequate for its interstellar theme. Critical responses have been varied; some reviewers praised the series for its dystopian themes, strong characterisation, ambiguous morality and pessimistic tone, as well as displaying an "enormous sense of fun", but others have criticised its production values, dialogue and perceived lack of originality, with broadcaster and critic Clive James describing it as "classically awful".

A limited range of Blake's 7 merchandise was issued, and books, magazines and annuals published. The BBC released music and sound effects from the series, and several companies made Blake's 7 toys and models. Four video compilations were released between 1985 and 1990, and the entire series was released in videocassette format starting 1991 and re-released during 1997, and as four DVD boxed sets between 2003 and 2006. The BBC produced two audio dramas during 1998 and 1999 that feature original cast members and broadcast by Radio 4. Although proposals for live-action and animated remakes have not been realised, Blake's 7 has been revived with two series of audio dramas, a comedic short film, and a series of fan-made audio plays.