Hi. James here.

On discovering that I co-present a podcast, the friends and family who show any interest inevitably ask at some point, ‘well, just how long do you spend on this’?! My answer is usually quite brief and goes something like, ‘well Trev and Tom do all the editing, so not much’! And for the most part, that is absolutely true.

However, for DWP #39, Tom and I sent Trev on holiday and we got stuck into reviewing two of the most derided classic who stories of all time – Revenge of the Cyberman and Silver Nemesis. What we thought of the DVD set you can hear on the podcast, but what I wanted to talk about here was the preparation required for this, 45 minute podcast. Continue reading →

Oh my giddy aunt!

If there was a Doctor that many commentators said inspired Matt Smith in the creation of his Doctor’s persona, it was one Patrick Troughton, the second Doctor.

Trevor and Tom explore the era of this most brilliant of Doctors in the first part of our retrospective of his work before, during and after his time on Doctor Who.

In this first part, we look at his time before Doctor Who, and cover his first season in 1966.

Stay tuned, for later in the week we release the second part of our series on Patrick Troughton, the cosmic hobo.

or.. Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with some companions

Tom and James went on a works outing last week up to the wilds of Derbyshire to see what was going on at Whooverville 2, the convention that boasts being the only such event run in an engine shed. And they are right (we checked).

Tom was lucky enough to be the on-stage interviewer for second Doctor companion and all round screamer Deborah Watling. Deborah played Victoria Waterfield alongside the 2nd Doctor from 1967-1969. With the kind permission of the Whooverville bods we bring that interview to you in this episode.

The boys also managed to back Sophie Aldred (or Ace to her legions of fans) into a corner and ask her some questions. And to round off the day, Tom intimidated a Dalek.

The DWP Quiz – Number 2

What better way to continue on after Quiz No. 1 and move onto Quiz No. 2? The team had so much fun doing the first one, that we recorded another one.

In this quiz Trevor is the quizmaster for Tom and James.

Who will win? Who will shout rigged the most?

The DWP Quiz – Number 1

Something a little different from the DWP. Today marks the release of the first of the DWP quizzes, a semi-regular release in addition to our regular podcast.

In these episodes, the mighty brains of the DWP Campervan (Trevor, James and Tom… no really, it is Trevor, James and Tom) will take turns at being master of ceremonies and pose questions to the other two.

In this episode, James quizzes Trevor and Tom. The winner of this titanic tussle playsJames in the second round.

See how many questions you can get right!

And you the listener can help out by sumbitting questions for future contests. Listen to the episode to find out more details

A sliver of silver

James and Tom are in the campervan this week and take the opportunity to review a recent 2Entertain release, the Cybermen box set.

This set contains two classic era Cybermen stories – Revenge of the Cybermen and Silver Nemesis.

Tune in to find out what the boys think of this release.

Run for your life!

A very packed episode this week. First up is an interview with Alex Day, musician and pioneer of Trock, Time Lord Rock. We talk about the whole Trock movement, and listen to a few of Alex’s tracks.

Next up is an interview with Peter Jewell, who has emptied his cupboard of all his Doctor Who memorabilia and put them on display for all to see. Trevor talks with Peter about collection, collections and what to collect.

Last up this episode is a piece we couldn’t quite squeeze into last weeks Big Finish review ep. In response to a listener email the team lay their cards on the table and talk about their favourite Big Finish audios, and the audios a new listener needs to get their ears around, pronto!

Does my backside look big in this kilt?

With no new Doctor Who to keep us busy, thank goodness that Big Finish keep providing us with audio releases to delight our ears during these lean months.

The team focuses their attention to reviewing three audios that saw the return of Jamie McCrimmon to the Doctor Who universe. City of Spires, Wreck of the Titan and Legend of the Cybermen.

We also have a fantastic interview thatJames conducted with Barnaby Edwards. Whilst he talks about his involvement with this trilogy, he also shares some hightlights of his extensive CV. We would put a copy of his CV up for you to look at, but it would overload the internet.