You and Who Talking 025

October 1, 2017

What you are about to hear is the story of a connection, a connection that was made between a television series and a viewer’s life.

The You and Who books are the story of that connection, as told by the people who watch the programmes that make us come alive. Chiefly, of course, Doctor Who.

This podcast will relate some of the stories from those books… and beyond.

In this episode:

The Memory Cheats: Revisiting the Past by Peter Cavanna

With an introduction featuring Rob Irwin talking to JR Southall.

The You and Who books, from which all royalties are paid to charity, are available in print and for Kindle, from watchingbooks.weebly.com

Find Rob on Twitter @theDWshow and JR on Twitter @JR_Southall

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The Doctor Who Show S02 E09 - Who is Nu-Who’s Beryl Reid?

September 24, 2017

Hello! We know some of you have been itching to hear the episode where we discuss Nu-Who's Beryl Reid... and here it is! In addition to that we discuss all the big Doctor Who news stories for the month of September and, of course, read your emails & have some fun along the way.

Today’s episode covers:

CLASSIC WHO: Big Finish is creating a series of First Doctor adventures where David Bradley will take the lead. How does this sit with Dave, who rates the First Doctor as 'his' Doctor? What do Adam Lambert and Queen have to do with it and how do the guys feel about Big Finish in general at the present time and where its all going?

NU-WHO: After they left Doctor Who, Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman both took on roles in Royal dramas, specifically, The Crown on Netflix and Victoria on ITV. Victoria's ratings have recently plunged. What's behind it all?

NU-WHO: Bradley Walsh. A month on from last episode, the guys still don't know if he'll be Jodie Whittaker's companion, or at least have a part in the new series.

NU-WHO: The 2017 Christmas Special synopsis has leaked in a peculiar manner... but nothing fans didn't already know, so the way it was yanked offline again was amusing.

NU-WHO: According to 'Now We Are 600', Harriet Jones didn't die. Rob has a bit of a rant on this revelation pulling the rug on what everyone believed was an on-screen death. Dave ponders why people can't leave things alone.

CLASSIC WHO: Dave's been on a personal mission this past month to watch a collection of 'lowly-regarded six parters' from the Classic Era. These include: The Seeds of Death, The Mutants, The Sensorites and The Time Monster. How did they hold up during this Classic Era bender?

CLASSIC WHO: Rob, meanwhile, zipped through The Android Invasion recently, for the first time in 20 years or more. He gives a few thoughts on watching this less remembered story from an otherwise absolutely classic Season 13.

CLASSIC WHO: Dave ponders what would have happened in Classic Era stories if the Doctor hadn't turned up. He comments on Masque of Mandragora, The Seeds of Doom, and City of Death, but can you think of more? Write in today!

NU-WHO: Who is Nu-Who's Beryl Reid? More specifically, what are examples of stunt casting (bad) or celebrity casting (good), since the series returned in 2005? Dave and Rob bring examples of each, as well as thoughts from our listeners. Do you agree? Let us know what you think of what's covered in this feature for next ep's mailbag.

FINALLY: Emails from Christopher Bryant and Mike Solko relating to our recent Buffy episode. Did they enjoy it? And Ezra Penny chimes in on the topic of episodes that are generally slated by fans but which he really enjoys.

Dave also comments on it being launch season for US television, with particular comments on The Orville.

Thanks everyone, as always, for listening. We greatly appreciate your ears, your emails and your tweets and, if you really want to make our day, why not leave us an iTunes review sometime? It really helps us get noticed.

See you in October for both our monthly show where we'll be looking at the Peter Davison era of Doctor Who.

EMAIL US – hello@theDWshow.net

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You and Who Talking 024

September 24, 2017

What you are about to hear is the story of a connection, a connection that was made between a television series and a viewer’s life.

The You and Who books are the story of that connection, as told by the people who watch the programmes that make us come alive. Chiefly, of course, Doctor Who.

This podcast will relate some of the stories from those books… and beyond.

In this episode:

Mission to the Unknown by Andrew Curnow

With an introduction featuring Rob Irwin talking to JR Southall.

The You and Who books, from which all royalties are paid to charity, are available in print and for Kindle, from watchingbooks.weebly.com

Find Rob on Twitter @theDWshow and JR on Twitter @JR_Southall

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You and Who Talking 023

September 17, 2017

What you are about to hear is the story of a connection, a connection that was made between a television series and a viewer’s life.

The You and Who books are the story of that connection, as told by the people who watch the programmes that make us come alive. Chiefly, of course, Doctor Who.

This podcast will relate some of the stories from those books… and beyond.

In this episode:

My Mum, Who & I by Iain Key

With an introduction featuring Rob Irwin talking to JR Southall.

The You and Who books, from which all royalties are paid to charity, are available in print and for Kindle, from watchingbooks.weebly.com

Find Rob on Twitter @theDWshow and JR on Twitter @JR_Southall

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Random Fandom 002

September 13, 2017

Jim Cameron of the KRYNOID PODCAST and Bob Fleming of the PROGTOR WHO podcast used to be the Letter Lords... but now present RANDOM FANDOM.

Do you have a random question about Doctor Who? The guys are here to answer them. 

Find the guys on Twitter:

Jim – @KrynoidPodCast
Bob – @BoFleming

You can email the show: random.fandom@mail.com

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You and Who Talking 022

September 10, 2017

What you are about to hear is the story of a connection, a connection that was made between a television series and a viewer’s life.

The You and Who books are the story of that connection, as told by the people who watch the programmes that make us come alive. Chiefly, of course, Doctor Who.

This podcast will relate some of the stories from those books… and beyond.

In this episode:

Such Things as Dreams Are Made Of (or What Have Butterflies Ever Done to You?) by Dave Workman

With an introduction featuring Rob Irwin talking to JR Southall.

The You and Who books, from which all royalties are paid to charity, are available in print and for Kindle, from watchingbooks.weebly.com

Find Rob on Twitter @theDWshow and JR on Twitter @JR_Southall

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Alternate Galaxies: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

September 3, 2017

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

Not only will they look at them from all the usual angles you'd expect, but also what the broad appeal to a Doctor Who fan might be.

In this first episode, Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is an American supernatural drama television series created by Joss Whedon under his production tag, Mutant Enemy Productions with later co-executive producers being Jane Espenson, David Fury, David Greenwalt, Doug Petrie, Marti Noxon, and David Solomon.

The series premiered on March 10, 1997, on The WB and concluded on May 20, 2003, on UPN. The series narrative follows Buffy Summers (played by Sarah Michelle Gellar), the latest in a line of young women known as "Vampire Slayers", or simply "Slayers".

In the story, Slayers are "called" (chosen by fate) to battle against vampires, demons, and other forces of darkness. Being a young woman, Buffy wants to live a normal life, but as the series progresses, she learns to embrace her destiny.

Like previous Slayers, Buffy is aided by a Watcher, who guides, teaches, and trains her. Unlike her predecessors, Buffy surrounds herself with a circle of loyal friends who become known as the "Scooby Gang".

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You and Who Talking 021

September 3, 2017

What you are about to hear is the story of a connection, a connection that was made between a television series and a viewer’s life.

The You and Who books are the story of that connection, as told by the people who watch the programmes that make us come alive. Chiefly, of course, Doctor Who.

This podcast will relate some of the stories from those books… and beyond.

In this episode:

A Desperate Venture (Or, How Those Sensorites Made Me High) by Anthony Townsend

With an introduction featuring Rob Irwin talking to JR Southall.

The You and Who books, from which all royalties are paid to charity, are available in print and for Kindle, from watchingbooks.weebly.com

Find Rob on Twitter @theDWshow and JR on Twitter @JR_Southall

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The Doctor Who Show S02 E08 - Classic Era we hated as kids but love as adults

August 27, 2017

Hello! For a month where we approached this episode thinking, "What on earth is there to talk about (aside from our monthly feature)?" a surprising amount dropped in the week before we recorded and we respond in kind.

Today's episode – broadly – covers:

NU-WHO: Bradley Walsh is strongly rumoured to be Jodie Whittaker's companion in Series 11. Who is he? What's he been in? How might this play out in terms of a young-looking Doctor with a much older companion?

CLASSIC WHO: A new version of Shada is on the way. Rob can barely contain his boredom. Is it needed? How will it look? So many questions.

NU-WHO: Brand-new commentary on Jodie Whittaker from Steven Moffat and Russell T Davies. Jodie's also been getting around some radio stations.

NU-WHO: Rumours of Jenna Coleman appearing in the Christmas special remain just that for now - rumours. However a picture of the new Ben Jackson appears and pleases both Rob and Dave in terms of his likeness.

CLASSIC WHO/NU-WHO: Red White and Who: The Story of Doctor Who in America was released earlier this week and Rob and Dave had an advance copy with many of the chapters in it. They talk about the book and US fandom.

CLASSIC WHO: August 29 is the 30th Anniversary of Dave's first Doctor Who club meeting that he attended with his Dad, aged 7. Rob realises, on air, that 1987 was when he attended his first fan event, aged 12.

CLASSIC WHO/NU-WHO: Rob gives a podcast shout-out to I'll Explain Later & Complete Menagerie. He also mentions Progtor Who recently having it's third birthday and notes that Who Wars (which is the father of today's Doctor Who Show), first went out on Sept 7 2014; almost three years, too.

CLASSIC WHO: Dave's been watching the Hartnell classic, The Ark, and finds the message it sends being extremely relevant for today.

NU-WHO: Rob calls for submissions to our "Nu-Who's Beryl Reid" episode, set for September 24. "Everyone talks about Classic Who and stunt casting... but who are the celebrities in Nu-Who that really made you sit up, both for good reasons and bad?!?" Get your submissions in ASAP.

CLASSIC WHO/NU-WHO: Our main topic for this episode is Doctor Who stories that listeners (and us) either didn't get or just didn't enjoy as children, but which we really enjoy as adults. These are almost all classic era stories, but one Nu-Who bolter makes it through at the end. Features emails from Mark Smith and Jim Hall in addition to listener suggestions from: Jim Hall, The Polis Box, Mark Watts, Isaac Dakin, James Stoker, Ganesh Projoy, Jon Arnold, Brendan Jones, Brian Dobson, Paul Scoones, spankybackpack, John Hole, Dave Ringo, Dylan Rees, We Are Cult, David Lancaster, Hayden Gribble, Christopher Bryant, and The Ginger Luke. Thanks for your thoughts!

FINALLY: The second half of our mega email from Jim Hall, discussing the Doctor Who Magazine comics in the era of Tom Baker's final season.

Thanks everyone, as always, for listening. We greatly appreciate your ears, your emails and your tweets and, if you really want to make our day, why not leave us an iTunes review sometime? It really helps us get noticed on there.

See you in September for both our monthly show and the first in a new series of 'Alternate Galaxies' episodes where, for our first episode, we'll put Buffy the Vampire Slayer under the spotlight and let you know why, as a Doctor Who fan, you might be interested in watching it (if you haven't watched it already).

EMAIL US – hello@theDWshow.net

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You and Who Talking 020

August 27, 2017

What you are about to hear is the story of a connection, a connection that was made between a television series and a viewer’s life.

The You and Who books are the story of that connection, as told by the people who watch the programmes that make us come alive. Chiefly, of course, Doctor Who.

This podcast will relate some of the stories from those books… and beyond.

In this episode:

Everything's Connected by Al No

With an introduction featuring Rob Irwin talking to JR Southall.

The You and Who books, from which all royalties are paid to charity, are available in print and for Kindle, from watchingbooks.weebly.com

Find Rob on Twitter @theDWshow and JR on Twitter @JR_Southall

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You and Who Talking 019

August 20, 2017

What you are about to hear is the story of a connection, a connection that was made between a television series and a viewer’s life.

The You and Who books are the story of that connection, as told by the people who watch the programmes that make us come alive. Chiefly, of course, Doctor Who.

This podcast will relate some of the stories from those books… and beyond.

In this episode:

The Impossible Squidginess of Being: The Impossible Planet by Gareth Kearns

With an introduction featuring Rob Irwin talking to JR Southall.

The You and Who books, from which all royalties are paid to charity, are available in print and for Kindle, from watchingbooks.weebly.com

Find Rob on Twitter @theDWshow and JR on Twitter @JR_Southall

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Random Fandom 001

August 14, 2017

Random Fandom #1

Jim Cameron of the KRYNOID PODCAST and Bob Fleming of the PROGTOR WHO podcast used to be the Letter Lords... but now present RANDOM FANDOM.

Do you have a random question about Doctor Who? The guys are here to answer them and in this debut episode, tackle four burning questions from fandom. 

Find the guys on Twitter:

Jim – @KrynoidPodCast
Bob – @BoFleming

You can email the show: random.fandom@mail.com

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You and Who Talking 018

August 13, 2017

What you are about to hear is the story of a connection, a connection that was made between a television series and a viewer’s life.

The You and Who books are the story of that connection, as told by the people who watch the programmes that make us come alive. Chiefly, of course, Doctor Who.

This podcast will relate some of the stories from those books… and beyond.

In this episode:

Italian Changes: Hunky Dory in Turin by Stephen Hatcher

With an introduction featuring Rob Irwin talking to JR Southall.

The You and Who books, from which all royalties are paid to charity, are available in print and for Kindle, from watchingbooks.weebly.com

Find Rob on Twitter @theDWshow and JR on Twitter @JR_Southall

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You and Who Talking 017

August 6, 2017

What you are about to hear is the story of a connection, a connection that was made between a television series and a viewer’s life.

The You and Who books are the story of that connection, as told by the people who watch the programmes that make us come alive. Chiefly, of course, Doctor Who.

This podcast will relate some of the stories from those books… and beyond.

In this episode:

Mr Sutcliffe, Jesus and an Interesting Ornament: Badger by Owl-light by Phil Cannon

With an introduction featuring Rob Irwin talking to JR Southall.

The You and Who books, from which all royalties are paid to charity, are available in print and for Kindle, from watchingbooks.weebly.com

Find Rob on Twitter @theDWshow and JR on Twitter @JR_Southall

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The Doctor Who Show S02 E07 - Writers who wrote few stories, but all classics

July 30, 2017

(IMPORTANT! Our special thanks to listener, John Hole, for the pre- and post-credits audio find...!)

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Hello! It's been quite a month in Doctor Who and its associated fandom and Rob and Dave take their usual monthly dive into it all.

Today’s episode – broadly – covers:

NU-WHO: Davogate. What happened? What do Rob and Dave make of it? And how do we feel about Whittaker's casting, two weeks on?

CLASSIC WHO: Debbie Watling and Trevor Baxter pass away.

NU-WHO: The Christmas Special trailer has dropped. How does it look? Is Mark Gatiss playing a character of note?

CLASSIC WHO: Dave's got his hands on the Emperor of the Daleks comic book collection. Hear him rave about it.

NU-WHO: Rob's reading the final three 12th Doctor novels from BBC Books. Diamond Dogs has been read and he's now into Plague City.

CLASSIC WHO: Dave's randomly picked The Twin Dilemma off his bookshelf, watched it, and survived. How? Why? Hear his thoughts.

CLASSIC WHO: Have you seen 'The Doctors' DVDs? These are the old Myth Makers videos cleaned up and released on DVD. Give them a try!

CLASSIC WHO/NU-WHO: Our main topic for this episode is Doctor Who writers (both classic and nu), who only wrote one or two stories (three at the most), but whose output is regarded as among the best the series has ever produced. Features listener suggestions from: Ezra Penny, Matthew Thomas Young, Mike Solko, Christopher Bryant, Richard Nolan, and Steven B. Thanks for your thoughts, guys.

FINALLY: Some listener feedback from Kenny Davidson as we wrap up, relating to Whittaker's casting, along with a few recent iTunes reviews. Our topic next episode will be what stories did we not get/really dislike as kids, but which we adore as adults? Feel free to send your thoughts on that topic to the usual address(es).

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

See you next month...!

EMAIL US – hello@theDWshow.net

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