Whilst Michele was at Gallifrey 23 in February waving the flag for the Doctor Who Podcast she was lucky enough to be able to sit down and interview actor Richard Franklin, who played Captain Mike Yates during the classic Doctor Who period from 1971 to 1974.
Michele talked with Richard about his time on the show, his forays into Big Finish and Michele’s own previous involvement with Richard in a production.
We had so much more feedback come in thatJames and Trevor decided to release this special episode to cover some of it.
We also manage to fit in a bit of a geek out about a few things too.
So, not sure if that makes this episode a FeedOut or a GeekBag. You decide.
Plenty packed into this weeks episode for you to enjoy.
First up are two interviews, both recorded during Trevor’s trip to Toowoomba last month. The first is with David Riley, organiser for the Toowoomba Local Group of the Doctor Who Club of Australia. Trevor talks with David about how he set up the club and the wonderful community of fans that exists in this regional area.
Next up Trevor spoke to Geoff Campbell, who has produced a replica TARDIS which sits pride of place in his front yard. Trevor talks to Geoff about the background of the project, and the challenges he faced building this replica, as well as the worldwide community of TARDIS builders that exists.
Ian and Michele review a Big Finish Companion Chronicle – Solitaire.
Trevor and James review the DVD release of the classic Doctor Who story, The Sensorites.
An extra special feature length episode of the Doctor Who Podcast this week in whichJames talks to Rob Shearman, who amongst his many achievements, brought the Daleks back to the new series in 2005.
He has also contributed serveral stories to the Big Finish range of audios, written books such as Tiny Deaths, Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical and Wanting to Believe, a look at the series XFiles and its spinoffs.
As if his day is not busy enough already, he hatched a plan with Toby Hadoke to sit down and not only watch every episode of Doctor Who, but write down his thoughts and put them in book form. The result, the book Running Through Corridors, has already seen its first volume released.
James sat down and talked to Rob about all things Doctor Who, twitter, his childhood memories of the show and much more.
A packed episode for you this week withJames, Leeson and Tom reviewing two recent DVD releases from 2entertain, collectively entitled ‘The UNIT Files’ Box Set.
Two stories make up this release, the Pertwee story Invasion of the Dinosaurs and the Tom Baker story The Android Invasion.
Michele also returns to the Campervan annex and talks about her time at the Gallifrey 23 convention.
With Trevor away in Sydney for a weekend of fun and frivolity Leeson, James and Tom tear open the mailbag and delve into the emails and mp3s you have sent in to us.
Of particular focus this episode is your thoughts on what you would like to see for the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who.
This is the concluding episode of the DWPs look at the longest serving Doctor Who producer, John Nathan-Turner.
Trevor and James take up where Tom and Leeson left off last week and talk about the work of JNT during the eras of the 6th and 7th Doctors.
Michele and Ian also provide the second half of their review of the John Nathan-Turner memoirs.