Discussing rumours of newly discovered missing episodes is a prerequisite of being a Doctor Who fan.  Where would be all be if we didn’t allow ourselves the secret hope that one day, someone will find the 106 episodes missing from the BBC archives in a box in someone’s loft or in the bowels of an overseas Broadcaster’s Headquarters?!

Well, as pretty much every fan knows, the latest sets of rumours gained some serious traction and have been bouncing around fandom for the last 18 months or so.  What does the DWP team make of them?  Yes, join Stephen, James and Leeson as they discuss what they’ve heard and allow themselves to dream……

 

 

Stephen and Michele share similar cultural and Doctor Who histories. They’ll agree on everything, right? Judge for yourself as they discuss a recent Big Finish main range trilogy – The Burning Prince, The Acheron Pulse and The Shadow Heart. But it isn’t until they turn their thoughts to the casting of Peter Capaldi that things get really … uh … “hot.”

We also offer a calmer, more refined Big Finish review from Ian and Michele. This week they conclude their look at the second series of Fourth Doctor and first Romana stories with a review of the two-part finale,  The Dalek Contract and The Final Phase.

And welcome to a landmark episode of The Doctor Who Podcast – for the first time, all six hosts appear on this one! But not at the same time….. it’s timey wimey.

Stephen, Tom and James zip all the way back to 1965 and talk about the first story in the third series of Doctor Who, Galaxy Four.  A reconstruction of the story (including the recently recovered complete third episode) was released on the Special Edition of The Aztecs DVD, and it’s this version of the story the team take a look at.  Not being one to be left out of a good ol’ natter about missing episodes, Leeson jumps in with his opinion too.

Still locked in the Campervan Annex, Michele and Ian and  have been passing the time by looking at another story that until recently, consisted of just one surviving episode.  Join them as they take a look at The Underwater Menace.

We’ll be back next week with the second in our newest series of Burning Issues podcasts. This time we put the sonic screwdriver under the spotlight and ask if it’s time for it to go…..Terileptil style.

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!).

Join Leeson and James as they present the final piece of our coverage from Big Blue Box 2, a Doctor Who Convention held in Tunbridge Wells earlier this year. James hosts the writer’s panel in front of a theatre full of Doctor Who fans and talks to writers Andrew Smith, Simon Guerrier and Nigel Fairs.  How does it feel to have written the first words for a character that was killed off two years later?   How does it feel to resurrect a sixties companion forty five years after her on-screen death?! And what is it like to kill off a well-loved companion from the seventies on audio – and then be commissioned to write a sequel?! All these things and more are discussed on this episode of the Doctor Who Podcast!

Big Blue Box was run in aid of Compaid – a charity that helps disabled people in the south east of England and Kent.  Find out more by visiting their website at www.compaid.org.uk.  Thanks again to Stephen Elsden for being an all-round jolly decent chap and allowing the DWP to cover the convention.

 

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.

 

It’s another episode of The Doctor Who Podcast and this time, Trevor and James are joind by Stephen Prescott of A Madman With  Box Podcast fame.  Join the lads as they talk about Mark Gatiss’ second script of this year’s run of episodes. What did they make of it?! They also take some time to talk about Doctor Who in the fiftieth anniversary year – just how is the celebratory year going so far and what can we look forward to over the next twelve months or so?

Things get decidedly chilly in the DWP Campervan this week as Trevor, Leeson and James review the latest episode of Doctor Who – Cold War.

Yes, it’s the highly anticipated return of the Ice Warriors and our intrepid reviewing team revel in the opportunity to discuss a new Ice Warrior story.

To help prepare themselves for this episode, the boys sat in a cramped cupboard together for a week and poured water over their heads every three minutes whilst watching The Hunt for Red October on a continuous loop.

They talk about submarines, the 1980s, Russians and what, just what – precisely if you please – is the correct definition of a cyborg.

Be sure to tune in midweek for the 200th edition of The Doctor Who Podcast – we have something really rather special for you…..

As always, feedback is MOST welcome – send it to feedback@thedoctorwhopodcast.com“>feedback@thedoctorwhopodcast.com.

James and Trevor are in the Campervan this week after tuning into watch the latest episode of Doctor Who, The Rings of Akhaten.  They might even try to sing their version of the choral song used throughout the story.  No, don’t worry, they don’t really. Or do they…..

So what did the DWP Campervan crew make of this episode?  Innovative storytelling at it best or just plain strange?!  There’s only one way you’re going to get to find out……

Remember to send us your feedback – feedback@thedoctorwhopodcast.com.

It’s back! After what seems like an eternity (but in reality, is actually just three months) Doctor Who is back on our tellyscreens.  Huzzah! Typically, it’s at this time of year that Trev goes walkabout so James and Michele are left to steer the campervan – but are joined by the fabulous Laura (no, not the ood one), a long-term supporter of the show and has has kinda assumed the role of ‘roving DWP reporter’ of late – she helped to cover the recent Big Finish Day (interviews will be forthcoming) and has attended the BFI screenings with Ian and James this year.

So what did this new DWP campervan-combo think of the series 7b opener, The Bells of St. John? Tune in, download and find out!  But don’t click.  Don’t even click.  Click, and you’re dead.