Last week Doctor Who lost one of the most happy, vibrant and friendly of fans. Paul Spragg worked for Big Finish and was intrinsic to so much of their work. Big Finish released the news on their website last week.

Michele recorded an interview with Paul at Chicago TARDIS in 2012. Join them as they discuss Paul’s career, his fondness for puns and of course his work for Big Finish.

Happy New Year everyone! And what better way is there to start the New Year off than looking back at one of 2013’s most popular and successful series of Doctor Who events?!

Lat year, the British Film Institute organised the wonderful Doctor Who at 50  – eleven monthly events, each of which celebrated a different era of the show.  At least one full story was screened at each event and then a panel was held with Doctor Who alumni from each era.  The events attracted Doctor Who stars from across the ages – from Tom Baker to David Tennant to Donald Tosh, the BFI was the place to celebrate Who in 2013.

In this episode, James talks to Justin Johnson and Dick Fiddy from the BFI – the co-curators and organisers of the Doctor Who at 50 events and discuss nearly getting Christopher Eccleston, the ticketing decisions and basically how much they love Doctor Who!

Tune in for Episode 242 in a couple of weeks’ time – be warned: it’s our predictions show!

The speculation, guesswork, teeth grinding and sleepless nights are over.  We now know who will step into Matt Smith’s shoes at the end of the year.

Peter Capaldi, best known from the BBC comedy series The Thick of It, director of a Academy Awards nominated short film, winner of a BAFTA and two British comedy awards, has been announced as the 12th Doctor.

Join James, Tom and Stephen as they discuss the reaction to the announcement broadcast on BBC television (and indeed worldwide!).

On Saturday 1st June, the BBC annouced that Matt Smith is to leave the role of The Doctor in the 2013 Christmas Special.  So after three and half years, we have but two episodes of Doctor Who featuring Matt Smith left.  Join us in the campervan for this special edition of the DWP as Trevor and James assimilate, cogitate and digest the information.

Feedback always welcome: send it to us at feedback@thedoctorwhopodcast.com.

 

In a very special episode of the Doctor Who Podcast, it’s time to take you back to where it all began.

In 2009, two men had a dream, create an episode of the DWO WhoCast in which everything was made up, not a single thing was true.

They even created a special day on the calendar to release this episode – April 1.

The rest, as they say, is history, legend. Stories passed down through the generations about the episode of the DWO WhoCast, reviewing the mystical episode The Spume of Destiny.

Missing, believed wiped for many years, this episode of the DWO WhoCast has been returned to the archives and can now be presented again to be enjoyed by a new generation of fans.

Our thanks go to Seb over at Doctor Who Online for facilitating the return of this episode.

James talks to Stephen Elsden, the Commander-in-Chief of the Big Blue Box Convention that re-materialises in Tunbridge Wells on Saturday 16 March 2013.

The popular one day convention for fans of Doctor Who rematerialises at Trinity Theatre to mark the 50th anniversary of everyone’s favourite time traveller.

The event will include panel discussions with audience Q&As, a live debate, charity auction, special screenings, signings and stalls.

Guests (subject to work commitments) include LouiseJameson (Leela), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Simon Fisher-Becker (Dorium Maldovar) and from inside the Daleks, operators Cy Town and Nicholas Pegg. They’ll be joined by writers and commentators including Simon Guerrier, Gary Russell, Nigel Fairs, Richard Bignell, Will Howells and Jonathan Morris, along with Doctor Who composer Mark Ayres and audio actor and comedian Michael Fenton-Stevens.

The day will conclude with a special performance of Toby Hadoke’s sell out Edinburgh show, My Stepson Stole my Sonic Screwdriver.

Tickets are available online from the Trinity Theatre website or by phoning 01892 678678.

All proceeds from this event will go to Compaid, a local charity supporting disabled people

Join James and Leeson and they bring you a special edition of the Doctor Who Podcast.  The chaps are joined by the charismatic organiser of the already iconic Whooverville conventions, Mr Stephen Hatcher.  Whooverville has established itself as laid back, intimate event on the convention circuit, mainly by holding its first two events in a railway shed in darkest Derbyshire.  Now in its fourth year, Whooverville has moved to a new, gleaming, shiny venue in central Derby. James, Leeson and Steve chat about Whooverville’s past and look forward to the next event, Whooverville 4, being held on 1st September 2012 where attendees will be joined by Peter Purves, Terry Malloy, Richard Franklin, Donald Gee for a day of geekiness.

Also, Steve announces a thus-far unannounced guest Whooverville 4 guest exclusively on this very DWP – and frankly, this new guest makes the event an even more exciting prospect!  Tune in to find out just who is coming to Whooverville…..!!

Check out Whooverville 4’s facebook page where you can keep abreast with current developments, find out information about tickets, the venue and even say how excited you are about it!

As the first part of the world enters Xmas 2011 (that would be Kiritimati, fact fans), the DWP releases its Christmas episode for 2011.

So many people to thank for their contributions to this years Christmas celebration. Leeson and Harry from the Radio Rassilon podcast for their song and contribution to the skit. Comedian and downright musical genius Ashley Frieze for his downright genius musical interlude.

And of course Ian, Michelle, Harry, Steven, John, Tin Dog and Leeson for their Christmas wishes.

Enjoy this little slice of Christmas, DWP-style as you tuck into your turkey or pull your cracker.

Merry Christmas from the extended DWP family.

A special episode from the Doctor Who Podcast this week to share the fantastic news that has just broken.

Two episodes from classic Doctor Who have been discovered and returned by the BBC Archives.

Galaxy Four, episode 3, part of William Hartnell’s third season, has been returned along with the second episode of a Patrick Troughton story, The Underwater Menace.

Trevor and James talk about these discoveries and the background to how they were returned.