Well, The Aztecs stand even today as one of the most shining examples of Doctor Who. It is a story that fulfils Doctor Who’s original mandate to educate, whilst at the same time it entertains.

This story has always been a firm favourite of the DWP, and we devote our episode to talking about it. We also have an interview with one of the cast from, Ian Cullen, who played Ixta.

No sooner had the recent Gallifrey 22 convention finished that we heard of the sad passing of Nicholas Courtney, most famous for playing Brigadier Alastair Lethbridge Stewart in the classic series of Doctor Who.

Nicholas gave so much to the program whilst playing the Brig that it would be remiss if we did not spend some time looking at the his contribution to Doctor Who.

Join us as we reminisce over the life and times of Nicholas Courtney.

“I must know what happens when The Doctor Who Podcast touches human flesh”

When we are not recording the latest amazing episode of The Doctor Who Podcast, the titanic trio are on the DWP forums marvelling at a thread that has grown, Krynoid like, since Matt Smith took over the reigns as the Doctor.

The thread in question is the Who is River Song thread. In this magic part of the forum, our members have been wondering, discussing and disecting various theories, information and flights of fancy over who the character of River Song really is.

We thought it was time the podcast weighed in our ideas as well as discussing the ideas already present.

To round off the episode, James and Trevor review the DVD release for a classic Tom Baker story, The Seeds of Doom.

Keep those questions for the Gallifrey convention quiz showdown, details of who to send them to are in this episode.

This one is the real… deal.

It certainly has been a busy week here at DWP Towers, quizzes and commentary tracks keeping the 50th episode celebration week ticking nicely along.

We have saved the best for last though – episode 50 is now yours to enjoy, and there is a lot to enjoy in this little file!

First up is an interview with the Seventh Doctor and soon to be Lord of the Rings Wizard, Sylvester McCoy.

Tom was lucky enough to have a bit of a chat with McCoy in his recent trip to the Big Finish studios. We think you will find this interview unlike any other you have heard from him.

Back in the studio, the boys review the Seventh Doctor’s first adventure, now unleashed on DVD – Time and the Rani. This much maligned story has been given the 2Entertain deluxe DVD treatment and we look at the release and the story itself.

Thank you to all our amazing listeners out there who have stuck with the show since it began. You are what makes this show what it is and we thank you. Here’s to another 50! 100! 200!

Took us a while to review this set as the box kept changing shape

AfterJames and Trevor discuss a bit of news that took their fancy recently, they switch to review mode and take a look at the Kamelion Tales box set, a box set comprising The Kings Demons and Planet of Fire.

By a staggering coincidence, these two stories chronicle the sum total contribution the fifth Doctor companion Kamelion provided to Doctor Who during his entire year.

We talk about these two stories and also what you can expect in this release.

“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.

“It is the end, but the moment has been prepared… hang on… wrong Doctor…”

Part 3 of our Troughton retrospective brings us to the conclusion of our look at the mighty second Doctor.

In this episode, Tom and Trevor cover Troughton’s last regular season as the Doctor, and also the anniversary stories Three Doctors, Five Doctors and the Colin Baker team up Two Doctors.

We also talk about the depiction of the Troughton Doctor in books an audio.

Come join us for the conclusion to this incredible look at the second Doctor.

“When I say run, run!”

Last time, on the DWP….

Trevor and Tom began their look at the second Doctor, and got as far as the end of his first season. In this episode we move onto his second, and arguably most popular season to see what lies within.

We also hear fromJames, and Luke from theMinute Doctor Who Podcast with a review of the DVD release of the Troughton story, The Dominators.

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.