Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Episode 23 - Special Guest SCOTT HANDCOCK on Doctor Who, Torchwood & More


Our special guest for this episode is Big Finish writer, producer, director and script editor SCOTT HANDCOCK. 

He speaks with us about how he came to be so heavily involved with Big Finish, his involvement in various ranges such as Bernice Summerfield, The Confessions of Dorian Gray, Doctor Who & Torchwood, and much, much more...

Featured releases:

Doctor Who - Time Apart

Torchwood - Save Our Souls

Doctor Who: The Sixth Doctor And Peri Volume 01

The Confessions of Dorian Gray



Dwayne recommends: I Love The Bones of You by Christopher Eccleston (Audiobook)

Philip recommends: Flight Through Entirety (Podcast) & The Happiness Patrol Remixes by Dominic Glynn (Music)


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Philip & Dwayne Appear On Progtor Who: Locked Down with Bob Fleming

Get to know your hosts better on Progtor Who: Locked Down. 

We appeared on the show a few weeks ago. 

To hear the final podcast version, CLICK HERE.

Alternatively, the raw video file is posted below.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Review: The Sixth Doctor and Peri - Volume One

Commissioned to celebrate Big Finish’s 20th Anniversary, this set has taken almost two years to be released since recording. It was well worth the wait. 

The Box set format, with four 50 minutes stories, has worked really well for good old Sixie. The stories rocket along at a frenetic pace but manage to throw in a number of unexpected twists and turns along the way. High adventure and low humour abound in the stories and the relationship between the Doctor and the older Peri, now several years after her ordeal on Thorus Beta, works beautifully. This is the TARDIS team the TV show couldn’t get right but once again Big Finish shows how it should be done.

The four authors have all found the voice of the leads perfectly. It is great having Jacqueline Rayner writing a new story, as she always manages to find the heart of a subject and her take on the power of social media with the second story “Like” manages to both make you laugh and yet see the very real danger of a society that only acts by likes and not what is right. She manages to hold a mirror up to society without being preachy. 

The other standout story for me was “Conflict Theory”. The Freudian puns and psychology jokes come thick and fast and writer Nev Fountain, actress Nicola Bryant’s real life partner, spoils Peri with witty dialogue and some great action. 

 Four great stories. Here’s hoping that there are many more boxsets like this to come.

Grab a copy of The Sixth Doctor And Peri: Volume One directly from the Big Finish website.

Philip Edney

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Episode 22 - Special Guest LOUISE JAMESON (Part One) on Her Acting Career & Playing Leela on TV & Audio


Part 1 of our interview with Louise Jameson on her career, her time playing Doctor Who companion Leela on TV and audio and her 16 year association with Big Finish

Clips taken from:

Gallifrey - Weapon of Choice

&

Jago & Litefoot Series 4


Philip recommends - Doctor Who: Short Trips - Out of the Deep 

Dwayne recommends - The Shape of Things to Come starring Nicola Walker and Sam Troughton.



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Sunday, August 16, 2020

Episode 21 - Guest Host Bob Fleming From PROGTOR WHO on Spare Parts

Our guest host this time is Bob Fleming, one of the founders of PROGTOR WHO, a Doctor Who podcast that has been running since 2014. 

Bob give is his thoughts on the 2002 Big Finish audio release Spare Parts, written by Marc Platt, directed by Gary Russell and featuring the 5th Doctor and Nyssa, played by Peter Davision and Sarah Sutton. 

Listening Recommendations:

Philip recommends the audio box set Doctor Who: The Third Doctor Adventures Vol. 6.

Dwayne recommends the 1992 album On The Sunday of Life by Porcupine Tree.

Bob recommends the podcast Athletico Mince & the music of Marc Atkinson.

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Friday, August 7, 2020

Episode 20 - Interview With Author ROB VALENTINE on "The Lovecraft Invasion" & "Shadow of the Sun"


This time our special guest is ROB VALENTINE, author of Big Finish monthly release #265, "The Lovecraft Invasion".

We also speak about the very first Big Finish production recorded under lockdown, Shadow of the Sun, also written by Rob, starring Tom Baker as the 4th Doctor, Louise Jameson as Leela and John Leeson as K-9.

 

Recommended listening:

Philip recommends the Missy and The Robots box sets. 

Dwayne recommends the Big Finish podcast 2nd August 2020

Rob recommends The Prancing Pony, a Tolkien-based podcast. 



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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Episode 19 - "The Abandoned" & "The Trouble With Drax" REVIEWS


This time we explore 2 of our favourite 4th Doctor adventures.

The Abandoned, written by Louise Jameson and Nigel Fairs &

The Trouble With Drax, written by John Dorney

Dwayne recommends Regeneration Impossible (Short Trip)

Philip recommends Missy Series 2 (Box Set)


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