The Big Finish Machine keeps on rolling…..and so does The Doctor Who podcast! Join James and Tom as they take a look at the recent 7th Doctor, Ace and Hex trilogy, Project Destiny, A Death in the Family and Lurkers at Sunlights Edge. James also interviews Steven Hall, the writer A Death in the Family – the most talked about Big Finish play in recent years. We also launch yet another competition with a rather nifty little prize and go through some of the oodles of feedback all you nice listeners have been sending in.

Let us know what you think of the episode by getting in touch with us at feedback@thedoctorwhopodcast.com – and be sure to join us next week for our Season Six preview!

We like talking about Big Finish audios here in the DWP Campervan – over the years they have produced some fantastic stories, featuring the vocal talents of the 5th-8th Doctors.

We thought it was about time to talk about Big Finish themselves. How have they fared since there beginnings during the Doctor Who “wilderness” years in 1999, through to their triumphant releases today.

What do Big Finish do well, what can they do better, and what do we want more of. A lively discussion indeed on a company that has truly carried the flag for Doctor Who for nearly 12 years.

To cap the show off, Tom was lucky enough to interview David Richardson, line producer on the Big Finish range. Tom talked to him about his work for Big Finish.

Chip and James are in the campervan this week reviewing the stories that comprise the first half of the new 8th Doctor season of stories from Big Finish.

Listen in as they review Situation Vacant, Nevermore, Book of Kells and Deimos.

All these stories are available for purchase now via the Big Finish website. Get a great Xmas gift for that special Doctor Who fan in your life!

Do we *have* to say the welcome return of Tegan?

Tom and James continue to dominate the caravan this week and take the opportunity to wrap their ears around some of the latest offerings fromBig Finish.

This episode sees the boys review the Turlough/Tegan/Nyssa trilogy of stories – Cobwebs, The Whispering Forest and The Cradle of the Snake. This trilogy sees the return of the trio of companions that delighted us during the Black Guardian trilogy of stories of the classic series.

Just one question… where’s Trev?

“What temptuous contortions of the gyrating kind!”

Big Finish have expanded their already impressive range of Doctor Who-related audios with the release of Jago and Litefoot – Season 1. Henry Gordon Jago and Professor Litefoot are two characters fondly remembered from the Tom Baker story The Talons of Weng-Chiang.

So popular were they that they have been given their own audio series to explore the seedy underbelly of Victorian England.

James and Trevor review the four story first season.

We also have an interview with Henry Gordon Jago himself, Christopher Benjamin. Our thanks go to Luke from the The Minute Doctor Who Podcast for stepping in at the last minute and helping us out with this interview.

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.

Yes, stuff has happened in the Doctor Who world that doesn’t involve Matt Smith!

We have ignored the news over the past few months or so whilst we concentrated on Season 5, so we rectify that with this episode.

We bring you all the news thats fit to print, from the worlds of Sarah Jane Smith, Torchwood, Big Finish and a little show called Doctor Who.

They aren’t all evil, you know

Big Finish recently released a fantastic trilogy of audio dramas, loosely called the Klein Trilogy. They all share a common character, Klein, a Nazi officer, who was first introduced in the Seventh Doctor audio, Colditz, released in 2001.

The character is back for this trilogy, and the Doctor Who Podcast has a look at these releases – A Thousand Tiny Wings, Survival of the Fittest and The Architects of History.

James provides some background to the Klein character and reviews Klein’s first story, Colditz, whilst Tom and Trevor talk about the recent trilogy. Trevor also had the chance to chat with John Ainsworth and Alex Mallison, two of the creatives involved with this trilogy.