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The Doctor Who Big Blue Box Podcast

The Doctor Who Big Blue Box Podcast
Description:
The Big Blue Box Podcast is a show dedicated to bringing you news and opinions on all things Doctor Who. Each episode has a news round up, opinion segments on everything from classic Who through to audio plays and commentaries.

Homepage: http://www.bigblueboxpodcast.co.uk

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The Doctor Who Big Blue Box Podcast Statistics
Episodes:
158
Average Episode Duration:
1:35:06
Longest Episode Duration:
2:42:06
Total Duration of all Episodes:
10 days, 10 hours, 26 minutes and 42 seconds
Earliest Episode:
26 September 2014 (7:00am GMT)
Latest Episode:
17 November 2017 (7:00am GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
7 days, 6 hours, 22 minutes and 47 seconds

The Doctor Who Big Blue Box Podcast Episodes

  • Doctor Who - Ep165: Half Human vs Snake Master

    17 November 2017 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 16 minutes and 34 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 165

    Hey Who fans. We have a jam packed show this week with loads of news and merch plus our revisit of The TV Movie. Let's crack on! The News The big news that broke earlier in the week was Jodie Whittaker's new costume and TARDIS so we talk around that. McCoy is has joined the cast of children's show Sarah and Duck. Unfortunately Classic Who actor Scott Fredericks has passed away aged 74. Lastly, we're looking forward to a preview of Twice Upon a Time during this years Children in Need show. Merch Corner Dalek Tat throws us this week - a gorgeous new 7th Doctor Collector's Edition gets a German release next month (see your article on that here), Koch Media have released their next The Doctors DVD - The William Hartnell Years, speaking of the First Doctor David Bradley is the cover for this month's Doctor Who Magazine and there's a new board game that's just launched called Time of the Daleks. "The TV Movie" Review Another Marmite story this one. The first time round we gave it respectable scores (a 7 and an 8) as we're actually fans of the movie, especially it's soundtrack and of course, McGann as The Doctor. This time round and with a release to blu ray since our last review, does it still warm our hearts or are we slithering away like goo Thank you so much as always for listening and sending us your reviews. Revisits Month keeps on rolling next week where we're looking at The TV Movie so grab those dvds/or blu rays! Until then have a super week and remember - Allons-y!


  • Doctor Who - Ep164: Pyramids, Mummies and, er, Gelignite

    10 November 2017 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 59 minutes and 39 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 164

    Hey Who fans. Welcome back and our continuation of revisits month. Sad news to kick off this show, light merch then onto our re-look at Pyramids... The News Sadly, two people people from Classic Who leave us this week; amazing composer of many serials Dudley Simpson passes away aged 95 and director (of our review story in fact) Paddy Russell passes away aged 89. In lighter/funnier (but naughtier) news Doctor Who Magazine writer Nicholas Pegg gets fired for hiding a secret message in his last article. Merch Corner Dalek Tat throws us this week - Big Finish announce Torchwood 5 - Aliens Among Us Part 3 for a February 2018 release. "Pyramids of Mars" Review Garry reviewed this solo way (way way way) back in episode 3! It's now a great time for your TARDIS Team to re-look at it together and give you their thoughts on this often highly regarded classic. Thank you so much as always for listening and sending us your reviews. Revisits Month keeps on rolling next week where we're looking at The TV Movie so grab those dvds/or blu rays! Until then have a super week and remember - Allons-y!


  • Doctor Who - Ep163: Remembering Remembrance

    3 November 2017 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 3 minutes and 26 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 163

    Hey Who fans. Before we kick off Revisits Month and chat through Remembrance, we have a couple of news and merch items to get through... The News The upcoming remastered/restored/reanimated release of Shada is going out in Australian cinemas and we have our first director named for Series 11. Merch Corner Dalek Tat throws us this week - the 4th Doctor is teaming up with River Song for Big Finish's The Diary of River Song Series 4 and Jenny, The Doctor's Daughter, is also heading to Big Finish for a 2018 release. "Remembrance of the Daleks" Review We reviewed this way back in episode 6 (June 2014!) and while Adam's love of the story has remained consistent, Garry had a less than favourable opinion. Now seems like a good time to re-look at this often well viewed Dalek story as Garry's view of the 7th Doctor has changed dramatically over the past year. Same deal or has this been elevated to higher scores? All we know is - there's always room for unlimited rice pudding! Thank you so much as always for listening and sending us your reviews. Next week we continue Revisits Month with the 4th Doctor classic - Pyramids of Mars. Until then have a great week and remember - Allons-y!


  • Doctor Who - Ep162: Velvet Jacket vs Toad Face

    27 October 2017 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 3 minutes and 42 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 162

    Hey Who fans. We get to spend some time with the 3rd Doctor in medieval times in our review of The Time Warrior but first let's land the TARDIS for our catch up, news and merch... The News Some unexpected series 11 news dropped from the official BBC Doctor Who Twitter account recently so we dive into that along with Who picking up an Ally Award for the long term LGBT inclusiveness. Merch Corner That grumpy Dalek throws us this week - the very awesome book Who-ology gets a Regeneration Edition and we're treated to an upcoming Titans 4.5" Snow TARDIS. "The Time Warrior" Review Ah, that cool, swarve and all-round cool Doctor Mr Pertwee gives a potential gem of a story featuring a bunch of firsts for Classic Who at the time. Solid story or does it suffer from retro sluggishness? Thank you so much as always for listening and sending us your reviews. Next week we kick off November's "Re-Visits Month" and first up is _Remembrance of the Daleks_ so get that watched. Until then have a great week and remember - Allons-y!


  • Doctor Who - Ep161: Three Cubed 3

    20 October 2017 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 39 minutes and 0 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 161

    Hey Who fans. Cool bit of news, equally cool merch chat then onto our review of The Power of Three.

    The News

    Another signed script is going up for auction, this time this year's upcoming Christmas Special - Twice Upon a Time. It's signed by Peter Capaldi, David Bradley, Mart Gatiss (who's donating the script) plus some others involved. You've got a while before it closes in mid-November however it won't be cheap, the current bid is just over PS2,000 but it's for charity so the more the better.

    Merch Corner

    That grumpy Dalek throws us this week - all the deets on the upcoming Series 10 boxsets and another Who calendar for this year - Retro Visions.

    "The Power of Three" Review

    We haven't seen Mr Smith, along with Amy and Rory, in a while so we're looking forward to chewing the fat about this story written by our future show runner Mr Chibbers. Enjoyment x3 or fail?

    Thank you so much as always for listening and sending us your reviews. Next week it's The 3rd Doctor's turn with The Time Warrior so get those dvd's out. Until then have a great week and remember - Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep160: Terminal Wholocity

    13 October 2017 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 54 minutes and 47 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 160

    Hey Who fans. Hope you're all splendid as always? News, merch and our review of Terminus.

    The News

    Hate kicking off with sad news but we say goodbye to Trevor Martin who has passed away at the age of 87. Trevor played one of the Time Lords in Troughton's last story The War Games and then more famously went on to play The Doctor in the stage play Doctor Who and the Daleks in the Seven Keys to Doomsday. We also discuss a story regarding Series 11 episode count and run time.

    Merch Corner

    That grumpy Dalek throws us this week - the upcoming 1st Doctor Funko Pop! is now up for pre-order, a new NYCC glow in the dark TARDIS from Titan and the unfinished 4th Doctor story Shada is getting the remaster/animation treatment.

    "Terminus" Review

    Classic week is bringing us the 5th Doctor story Terminus. It's good to be spending time with Mr Davison as it's been a while but does this one provide more good Black Guardian action or does it drag on, and on, and on, and on?

    Thank you for lending us your ears for another week and for sending in your reviews. Next week it's the 11th Doctor's turn for our review of The Power of Three so get those dvds/blu rays out! Until then have a great week and remember - Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep159: You were fantastic

    6 October 2017 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 32 minutes and 48 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 159

    Hey Who fans. After a crackin' week of tracking down the latest Doctor Who Magazine and keeping Dalek Tat in check, we're light on news but a few merch items then onto our goodbye review for Mr Eccleston - The Parting of the Ways.

    The News

    Fans of the mobile turn based game Legacy from Tiny Rebel Games Ltd will be pleased to know they have announced a new game called Doctor Who Infinity which will be available early next year.

    Merch Corner

    That grumpy Dalek throws us this week - two new 10th Doctor Short Trips from Big Finish, The Daemons of Devil's End get's a paperback signing event and BBC Worldwide announce the Series 10 blu ray boxset will be available on 13th November (so no Xmas Special included) for RRP PS35.99.

    "The Parting of the Ways" Review

    It had to come at some point but we didn't want it to. We've reached the end of our reviews for the 9th Doctor. Sad faces all round. Do we end on a high and praise the hard work of Chris, Billie, Russell and Julie (plus many more) or is it one of those finales?

    Thank you as always for listening and sending in your reviews. It's back to Classic Who next week for the 5th Doctor's story Terminus and we'd love to hear your thoughts on it. Until then have a fantastic week and remember - Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep158: You are live, please do not swear

    29 September 2017 (12:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes and 7 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 158

    Hey Who fans. We hope you're all well? This week has some Bessie news, plenty of merch and then our review of the 9th Doctor's story - Bad Wolf.

    The News

    Bessie is not going into storage after a long stint at the now closed Doctor Who Experience. Instead she's off to go on display at the Motor Museum in Beaulieu, Hampshire.

    Merch Corner

    Dalek Tat this week brings us; a couple of unofficial books from Steve Cambden and his time on the show working in effects, The Tom Baker Years dvd is now on sale, the long waited The Memoir of Sydney Newman will be with us next month and two new alternate commentaries are released from Fantom Films.

    "Bad Wolf" Review

    It had to happen one day. Yes, we've started that sad walk into our final reviews for Chris Eccleston's time as The Doctor. We're looking at the series one finale part one - Bad Wolf. Dated TV references (for some), suspense, deaths, naked Captain Jack, transmats and surprises this episode has it all. Are we gripped to this final story or does the disc get swiftly evicted from our blu ray/dvd players?

    Thank you so much for listening as always! Next week we finish off our 9th Doctor reviews with The Parting of the Ways (sniff sniff) so get your reviews ready. Until then have a fantastic week and remember - Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep157: How many Nimons?

    22 September 2017 (12:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 2 minutes and 55 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 157

    Hey Who fans. After a week out we're back with plenty of news, merch and our review of The Horns of Nimon, let's go!

    The News

    Class gets officially canned by the BBC, the 7th Doctor's hat is going up for auction, Big Finish announce David Bradley will star as William Hartnell in a new volume of 1st Doctor Adventures and we give you the synopsis for the Christmas Special Twice Upon a Time.

    Merch Corner

    Our grumpy metal friend Dalek Tat throw us an upcoming novel by James Goss and his treatment of Douglas Adams' story Doctor Who and the Krikketmen, a new "premium" A5 notebook is on the way and you can bag a signed A4 2018 calendar signed by Gordon Archer.

    "The Horns of Nimon" Review

    Series 17, a troubled time for Tom Baker's era with flailing budgets and not much love overall, can this story provide a nice surprise? We talk through everything but what about that score?

    Thank you so much for listening and for sending in your reviews. Next week we start the conclusion of our 9th Doctor reviews with Bad Wolf so get those dvds/blu rays out for your reviews. Until then have a fantastic week and remember - Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep156: Take Care

    7 September 2017 (11:01pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 11 minutes and 46 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 156

    Hey Who fans. It's Ep156 and while news is in tumbleweed mode we do have a few merch items plus our review of Capaldi's The Caretaker.

    The News

    No news this week.

    Merch Corner

    The series 10 complete box set details released, another 2018 calendar and an awesome looking 1st Doctor Funko Pop! is on the way.

    "The Caretaker" Review

    This is the last Capaldi story pre-series 10 for us to review. It's funny and emotional but is this often viewed "middle of the road" story enough for us to move up from that 5 score?

    Thank you Who fans for listening and your thoughts. Next week it's the 4th Doctor's turn with The Horns of Nimon so get that watched. Until then have a brill week and remember - Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep155: Enemy of the Accents

    1 September 2017 (8:13am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 43 minutes and 21 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 155

    Hey Who fans. Thank you for jumping aboard the TARDIS for Episode 155. Great bit of news for a certain previous show runner, Adam and I are at polar opposites on this piece of merch and then onto our review for The Enemy of the World.

    The News

    Previous show runner Russell T Davies is awarded a Life Time Achievement Award and you could grab a signed script by Peter Capaldi (amongst other things) if you're quick. The DWAS, supported by Capaldi himself, have set up an auction on eBay to support Syrian Refugees in North London but it ends on 4th September so get in there if you can afford it.

    Merch Corner

    A Mr. Huffle replica. Yep. That is all.

    "The Enemy of the World" Review

    Yes, one of our favourite Doctor's playing a dual role in this "James Bond-esque" thriller of a story. Enough to keep us going over the six parts or are the dodgy accents enough to make us pull the plug?

    Thank you as always for your support and sending in reviews. Next week it's our last of the "Capaldi stories we didn't do at the time so we're doing them now" reviews with The Caretaker. Have a fantastic week and remember - Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep154: Just... a Nightmare

    25 August 2017 (5:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 1 minute and 33 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 154

    Hey Who fans. Quiet week for news, a couple of bits of news then onto our review of Nightmare in Silver.

    The News

    We discuss the rumour that's blown up the last few days that Bradley Walsh could be the next companion.

    Merch Corner

    Dalek Tat brings us a few goodies this week; a collected 100 editions of the Australian fanzine Data Extract, a new Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition and two classic stories - The Daleks and Survival are getting their respective soundtracks released.

    "Nightmare in Silver" Review

    We've been putting this one off for ages but it's time to make a stand and crack on with reviewing this often beaten on 11th Doctor story. Is it a case of a re-watch giving us a different appreciation for it or does it remain as it's title suggests - a nightmare.

    Thank you so much guys for listening giving us your reviews and audio clips. Next week it's back to the classics with the 2nd Doctor story The Enemy of the World. Have a great week and remember - Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep153: Stop! Don't Move!

    18 August 2017 (5:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 3 minutes and 32 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 153

    Hey Who fans. Welcome aboard the TARDIS for our infamous waffle, the latest news, merch and then our review of Death to the Daleks.

    The News

    There's exciting news for any of our listeners who want to try their hand at writing. The Candy Jar Festival recently took place in Cardiff and they've launched a competition where you can submit your short storied for a chance for them to be published! Check the deets here.

    We also say goodbye to Victor Pemberton who passed away aged 85. Victor appeared in The Moon Base and then when onto writing for Who, most notably Fury from the Deep which also introduced us to the Sonic Screwdriver.

    Merch Corner

    A few months ago we mentioned an upcoming book - Doctor Who: Tales of Terror and now it's getting the audio book treatment with people such as Sophie Aldred and Sir Derek Jacobi reading stories.

    "Death to the Daleks" Review

    It's been quite a while since we spent some time with the Third Doctor and Death to the Daleks is an interesting story. Enough here to keep us entertained or is it a case of weird ornamental flooring winning the day?

    Thank you all for listening and those who gave us their reviews. Next week it's the 11th Doctors turn with Nightmare in Silver, get your reviews in for that. Have a fantastic week and remember - Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep152: Christmas in August

    11 August 2017 (5:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 6 minutes and 4 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 152

    Hey Who fans. After some interesting merch stories we're onto the usual news, merch and our review of The Runaway Bride.

    The News

    Upcoming 13th Doctor Jodie Whittaker was on BBC Radio 6 recently talking about her reaction to being cast and actor Earl Cameron celebrates his 100th birthday as Who's oldest participant.

    Merch Corner

    The awesomely cute Dr. Men crossover will be brining us the official figurines later this year.

    "The Runaway Bride" Review

    We wondered whether doing a Christmas Special in August would feel weird but seeing as this is actually quite light on festive meriment we're all good. The robot Santa's are back, TARDIS car chase, a giant spider and plenty of Doctor-Donna action. Are we feeling this story or are we left empty, like losing a Christmas cracker?

    Thank you as always for supporting the show and listening. Next week it's Classic week and it's the 3rd Doctor's turn with Death to the Daleks. Until then have a great week and remember - Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep151: Two By Two

    4 August 2017 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 42 minutes and 43 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 151

    Hey Who fans. Normal service is resumed so we're into some news, merch and our review of the Hartnell story The Ark. First, a run down of our cool weekend at London Film and Comic Con...

    The News

    One bit of news this week - apparently David Tennant is the most popular Doctor on eBay.

    Merch Corner

    Dalek Tat this week brings us a retro Audio Annual and some exclusive SDCC Titans.

    "The Ark" Review

    It feels great to be getting back into Classic Who and what better way than visiting the 1st Doctor. The Ark is a Series 3 four parter full of hilarious aliens - the Monoids, plenty of scheming and a belter of a cliffhanger. We like this one or is it like watching it with one eye?

    Thank you for listening you lot, it's been awesome getting back into it. Next week it's Donna's first story The Runaway Bride. Until then have a great week and remember - Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep150: That Escalated Quickly

    28 July 2017 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes and 15 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 150

    Hey Who fans. We're back after a couple of weeks rest and well, as you can imagine, there's quite a lot to talk about. Let's get stuck in...

    The News

    We rattle through some of the larger news stories from the past two weeks including Tom Spilsbury leaving Doctor Who Magazine after 10 years, a sad goodbye to Trevor Baxter and Debora Watling, the Christmas Special details along with the trailer announced and... oh yeah, the new 13th Doctor Was announced.

    There's no merch round up or episode review this week. We've got this lot instead:

    Q&A

    Our annual Q&A is here and we've done our best to answer your questions.

    Top 5's

    We each give you our top 5 classic, modern and Big Finish stories.

    Giveaway

    It's been a while since we did a giveaway so listen to around 2:25 where you could win the new Doctor Who Series 2 Blu Ray Steelbook, thanks to our friends at zoom.co.uk.

    It's great to be back in the TARDIS and what a jam packed show! Next week normal service resumes and our review will be the 1st Doctor story - The Ark. Until then have a great couple of weeks and remember - Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep149: That's a Wrap

    7 July 2017 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes and 2 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 149

    Hey Who fans. Well that's it, Series 10 has been and gone and it's time to review the finale - The Doctor Falls but first...

    The News

    No big news other than ratings for World Enough and Time.

    Merch Corner

    A couple of new books are up for pre-order - Doctor Who: 100 Illustrated Adventures features fan and professional art and the obligatory Doctor Who Annual - 2018.

    "The Doctor Falls" Review

    We knew this day would come but it's here and we're not liking it. Capaldi's last full series episode ends with betrayal, courage, emotion and surprises but what do we think? A worthy ending to the series or does it fall flat on its face?

    Thank you so much for listening and sending us your thoughts and reviews, we appreciate it all so much! A reminder - we're taking a couple of weeks holiday now and we'll return on Friday 28th July with a special Q&A and Top 5's show so until then... have a great couple of weeks and remember - Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep148: World Enough and Simm

    30 June 2017 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 15 minutes and 48 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 148

    Hey there Who fans and welcome to Episode 148. Plenty of Doctor Who merch to go through after some light news then onto our review of World Enough and Time.

    The News

    Not much this week apart from some chat around ratings for The Eaters of Light.

    Merch Corner

    Dalek Tat has been busy this week and hands us a newly announce book in the Lethbridge-Stewart range, new t-shirts and hoody from Forbidden Planet(.com) and that Pop! Funko Rory/Centurion is now up for pre-order in the UK.

    "World Enough and Time" Review

    Holy moly there's a lot to go through with this one. Who goes dark with horror undertones in this Moffat story. Mondasian Cybermen, black holes, creepy patients and John Simm (as if you didn't know already!). Has The Moff redeemed himself and given us a story we know he can deliver or are we left in silence chanting "pain, pain, pain...".

    Thank you for listening as always and giving us your thoughts. The next show will be about the series 10 finale (yes, it's here already!) so get those reviews in. Until then have a great week and remember - Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep147: Who Turned Out the Lights?

    23 June 2017 (6:00am GMT)
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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 147

    We can't believe series 10 is almost up! Does this week's ep review take out mind off that? We'll see but first...

    The News

    Doctor Who Adventures "pauses" publication, some Who actors have been honoured by the Queen, Delia Derbyshire gets honoured with a blue plaque and we talk the __Empress of Mars_ ratings.

    Merch Corner

    Sir David Jacobi is returning as The Master for Big Finish, a new Clara Pop! Funko is coming as a SDCC exclusive, a new book, Doctor Who Tales of Horror will be out in time for Halloween, Titan announce the new Partners in Time collection and the Who/Mr. Men mashup continues with a 10th Doctor book coming this Christmas.

    "The Eaters of Light" Review

    Death by Scotland! It's certainly a hostile place for our Tardis Team this week but what's with the music? Romans, Barbarians, scary monsters and crows. Some good ingredients but is it enough for a solid story or do we feel like it's a bit... cold?

    Thank you for listening and sending us your reviews. Next week it's World Enough and Time which sounds intriguing so get your reviews in for that. Until then have a great week and remember - Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep146: Upright Crocodiles

    16 June 2017 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 0 minutes and 19 seconds

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    Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 146

    Hey Who fans! We're excited to review this new Ice Warrior story but first, Who News...

    The News

    The Lie of the Land ratings (they're not that bad in context!), The Doctor Who Experience is looking for summer hosts as well as announcing a closure date (😭😭😭) and there's a special screening of Episode 11 in Cardiff.

    Merch Corner

    Dalek Tat lets us know of a sweet deal - 6 Doctor Who Pop! Funko figures from Forbidden Planet Int and we talk about the new Draconian figure from Robert Harrop.

    "Empress of Mars" Review

    We've left the Monks (Moff) trilogy behind and it's back to a good old fun romp with the menacing Icccccccce Warriors who have a newly awakened Empress. A solid Gatiss story or are we left feeling cold?

    Thank you so much for listening and getting in touch with your thoughts. Next week it's The Eaters of Light and we look forward to your reviews. Until then have a great week and remember - Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep145: Where's that reset button?

    9 June 2017 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes and 13 seconds

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    Hey Who fans! Let’s wrap up this Monks thing but news and merch first.

    The News

    Patrick Ness will not be writing for Class which all but confirms we’ll not be seeing a second series, an Ice Warrior original prop from the Troughton era is found and restored and we chat through the confirmed weekly ratings for The Pyramid at the End of the World.

    Merch Corner

    Dalek Tat brings us some information on the recently announced Series 2 Steelbook blu ray.

    “The Lie of the Land” Review

    We’re at the end now so what did we think of it? We’ll break down some of the key scenes, the story overall, the characters and what we felt of the “trilogy” too. Satisfying conclusion or was it all a horrible memory?

    Thank you for listening and sending in your reviews. Next week we’ll be looking at The Empress of Mars as we welcome back the Ice Warriors. Until then have a great week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep144: Pyramids but not of Mars

    2 June 2017 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 21 minutes and 33 seconds

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    Hey Who fans! The usual Who news, some merch from our friend Dalek Tat plus our review of The Pyramid at the End of the World.

    The News

    Rachel Talalay (of Heaven Sent/Hell Bent etc) is to direct this year’s Christmas Special episode which would also be The Moff and Capaldi’s last outings and we we talk through the viewing figures for Extremis.

    Merch Corner

    The guys at Fantom have released a new classic commentary – Who Talk- for The Green Death featuring Katie Manning, Richard Franklin and John Levene amongst others and the BBC Store is closing its doors on the 1st November this year.

    “The Pyramid at the End of the World” Review

    We’re into part two of the (not so) loosely linked “Monks Trilogy” and the fate of the human race is not looking good. Are we up for this one or are we left with neither love nor consent?

    Thank you as always for sticking with us and supporting the show, your continued listenership and community spirit is awesome. We love you all! Next week it’s The Lie of the Land so get your thoughts in for that. Until then have a great week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep143: Acting In Extremis

    26 May 2017 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 48 minutes and 2 seconds

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    Hey Who fans! We’re reeeeally looking forward to reviewing Extremis this week but first, some news and merch…

    The News

    Pretty light on news but we do have some viewing figures for Oxygen to talk through.

    Merch Corner

    Merch talk this week covers a second free story this year from the Lethbridge-Stewart range, a new poetry book featuring illustrations from Russell T Davies, new Titan Comic event coming this summer aaaaaand… we have a name for our Dalek merch friend courtesy of listener George Garrity – Dalek Tat! Very fitting.

    “Extremis” Review

    This is it. The moment is series 10 when we take a shift in direction and find out who or what is in the vault, will the Doctor get his sight back and why Nardole is paired with the Doctor. Are we impressed with this one or are we lost in a convoluted timey-wimey maze?

    Thank you listeners as always and for those who sent in reviews. Next week’s review will be part two of this loose trilogy – The Pyramid at the End of the World so get your reviews in for that. Until next time have a great week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep142: Take My Breath Away

    19 May 2017 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 46 minutes and 15 seconds

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    Hey Who fans! Welcome aboard once more, let’s get this show on the road, or, space-time continuum, meh.

    The News

    We chat about the confirmed weekly viewing figures for Knock Knock, David Tennant and Billie Piper are back together for new Tenth Doctor Adventures for Big Finish(!), Michelle Gomez confirms her departure after series 10 and the Beeb launch a new interactive 360@ mobile game (which you can find at bbc.in/dw360).

    Merch Corner

    Our Dalek friend failed us again this week with no new merch to speak of.

    “Oxygen” Review

    Doctor Who certainly leans on the “Alien-esque” vibe at times and this episode certainly felt that way. Lots of suspense and atmosphere but did we get into it like a snug smart-suit or are we left feeling the coldness of space?

    Thank you as always you beautiful lot for listening and getting involved. Next week we’ll be looking at the episode set to change the course of this series so far – Extremis so get your thoughts in for that. Until next time have a great week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep141: Who's There? Creepy Landlord

    12 May 2017 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 0 minutes and 21 seconds

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    Hey Who fans! Creepy Doctor Who is back but before our review some news featuring an interesting Torchwood update.

    The News

    Torchwood is coming back for series 5! Before we get too excited it’s for Big Finish (which is not a bad thing), we get to see K-9 ‘s new updated look for the (apparently still in production) movie and Philip Hinchcliffe gets an honorary award from the Doctor Who Appreciation Society.

    Merch Corner

    Our Dalek friend had zero merch for us this week.

    “Knock Knock” Review

    Does the series 10 awesome train continue with episode 4? We love it when Who does the creepy atmospheric thing but does this one provide enough intrigue and scares or are we left looking for alternative accommodation?

    Thank you for listening and sending in your reviews. This Saturday Who goes back to outer space adventure with Oxygen so get your reviews in from Monday. Until next time have a great week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep140: Skating on thin ice

    5 May 2017 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 48 minutes and 1 second

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    Howdy Who fans and welcome to Ep140. We catch up with Adam and his location travels around Paris, some merch and our review of Thin Ice.

    The News

    Mostly viewing figures but some interesting news about a new binaural version of Thin Ice coming this Saturday on BBCiPlayer.

    Merch Corner

    A new Myth Makers dvd featuring Matthew Waterhouse and a new “Build Your Own Sonic” from BBC Micro:bit.

    “Thin Ice” Review

    Series 10 is going along nicely and we’ve really enjoyed the first two episodes so far so does Thin Ice give us 3 for 3 or do we feel left out in the cold.

    Thank you as always listeners, we love your support through subscribing and sending in reviews. Enjoy Knock Knock on Saturday and until next time have a super week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep139: Give us a smile

    28 April 2017 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes and 10 seconds

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    Last week was a really long show so thankfully this week we’re back to our (roughly) normal run time. Some viewing figure news, merch then our review of Smile.

    The News

    As last week, nothing major happening this week so we talk around confirmed viewing figures for The Pilot and some early stats for Smile.

    Merch Corner

    Merch is mixed this week; a fairly strange looking LED torch (with what seems like the 12th Doctor’s sonic but with the top missing?) and the great looking Doctor Who/Mr. Men books and merch that just recently launched.

    “Smile” Review

    Series 10 continues with episode 2 – Smile. After the pretty awesome opener can this continue the momentum and bring us another belter or does it leave us feeling a bit ?

    Thank you so much as always for listening and giving us your thoughts. Next week we’ll dive into episode 3 – Thin Ice so we look forward to your reviews. Until then have a great week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep138: Pilot Identified

    21 April 2017 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 42 minutes and 6 seconds

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    Hey Who fans and it’s the time of year we’ve all been waiting for, series 10 has started! Some waffle, light news and merch first and then onto our review of The Pilot.

    The News

    Very light on news, just some chat around the initial viewing figures for The Pilot.

    Merch Corner

    Some great merch this week; the Alpha Centuri figure from Robert Harrop is now available, Big Chief reveal the 8th Doctor 1:6 scale figure and a cool Tardis console lava lamp is on the way.

    “The Pilot” Review

    The wait is over. Get comfy, get a cup of tea as we chat in-depth about the new series 10 opener.

    Thank you guys, it’s been a long show this week but some needed time for this occasion. Next week we’ll be reviewing episode 2 – Smile. Until then have a great week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep137: No Mercy from Cyborgs

    14 April 2017 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 57 minutes and 42 seconds

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    Hey Who fans, plenty of news, merch and series 10 chat awaits this week. Let’s get into it.

    The News

    Candy Jar Books have opened up fan submissions for the Lethbridge-Stewart range, recently released US streaming service Britbox to stream the majority of classic Who, John Simm will return as The Master in series 10(!) and we have the run down of titles for each episode in series 10.

    Merch Corner

    Titan Comics Book Day is on September 2nd this year, the BBC Store is offering a third off all classic Who and the Forbidden Planet stores are offering free stuff and offers on Who merch.

    “A Town Called Mercy” Review

    We’re heading to the Wild West this week for the 11th Doctor’s Western themed adventure and a big moral decision sits on the Doctor’s shoulders. Does this one give us enough of a rootin’ tootin’ time or fall flat faced in the sand?

    Thank you guys, another jam packed show and our last one until series 10 starts on Saturday. Next week we will, obviously, be reviewing The Pilot and we’d love your thoughts on that. Until then have a great week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep136: Cricket Gloves and Jazz

    7 April 2017 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 10 minutes and 52 seconds

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    Hey Who fans, light (but controversial) news, some cool merch then our review of Silver Nemesis.

    The News

    Pearl Mackie dropped an important nugget of information regarding the character of Bill.

    Merch Corner

    Merch this week consists of a new book – Myths and Legends, Rubbertoe Replicas unveil their 1:1 scale Moment (for those of us with deep wallets), Robert Harrop dishes out some Doctor Who Packs and another book – The Unofficial Guide to Doctor Who Collectables is out in May.

    “Silver Nemesis” Review

    We’re running around Windsor (well actually Arundel) with the 7th Doctor and Ace as they deal with barmy old folk from the 17th century, neo-nazis and as the name suggests – Cybermen. We into this one or do we prefer to stay and listen to the soulful jazz?

    Thank you as always for listening and giving us your thoughts on our review story. Next week is the final retro review before series 10(!) and it’s the 11th Doctor’s turn with A Town Called Mercy. Until then have a super week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep135: Stuck in traffic

    31 March 2017 (7:15am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 24 minutes and 6 seconds

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    Hey Who fans, we have a packed show this week. Lots of news, some merch then onto our review of the 10th Doctor’s story – Gridlock.

    The News

    The BBC continue their educational focus on coding for kids with a special online lesson – Doctor Who and the micro:bit which you can watch again on the Live Lessons site. Fancy having breakfast with seven, yes SEVEN, Doctors? Enter here and also raise some money for Comic Relief. A new fan show titled Whovians (I know ) is being launched in Australia on ABC2/iview to accompany series 10 and if you remember we mentioned an upcoming book called The Temporal Log Book II which has now got a date for fan story submissions, get your story in on Sat 6th May, good luck!

    Merch Corner

    Fancy having a bi-monthly box of exclusive Who goodies delivered? Nerd Block are releasing a Who block soon with (apparently) plenty of proper Who merch.

    GBPosters have released some new merch featuring the recent series 10 promo image.

    “Gridlock” Review

    Oh yes! It’s the 10th Doctor this week and we’re looking at the series 3 story Gridlock. Enough to keep us entertained here or is it like being stuck in traffic, for a very long time?

    Thank you so much for sticking with us this week, a long show but all good stuff. Next week for classic week it’s Silver Nemesis so get your reviews in for that. Until then have a great week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep134: Steep Taxes on Pluto

    24 March 2017 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 5 minutes and 7 seconds

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    Hey Who fans, and welcome to episode 134. We kick off with our famous waffle with a quick update on steelbooks and the planned Paramount Theme Park, then some news, questionable merch then onto our review of The Sun Makers.

    The News

    Along with our US and Oz friends, the series 10 opener The Pilot is getting a cinema release in New Zealand. Our listeners in NZ can get tickets for the showing on the 16th April from flicks.co.nz.

    Merch Corner

    We chuckle at the new plates and bowls from Hot Topic.

    “The Sun Makers” Review

    We weren’t particularly looking forward to reviewing this one based on our previous viewings but… has our opinion changed on this obvious dig at the tax man and oppressive companies.

    Thank you all massively as always for spending time with us and for sending in your reviews. Next week it’s the 10th Doctor’s turn when we review Gridlock so get your thoughts to us on that one. Until then have a great week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep133: Everybody lives!

    17 March 2017 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 4 minutes and 8 seconds

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    Hey Who fans, another week and more news and merch before we close out with our review story with the 9th Doctor.

    The News

    This week’s news chatter is all about the recent series 10 trailer that landed.

    Merch Corner

    We fanboy over the completed early sculpt of Alpha Centurai from Robert Harrop.

    “The Doctor Dances” Review

    We conclude our 9th Doctor story this week. Following on from the amazing The Empty Child, does this have the same high calibre story telling and gripping direction?

    Thank you so much for listening and we look forward to your thoughts on next week’s classic story – the 4th Doctor story The Sun Makers. Until then have a brill week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep132: Fishing for Gumblejacks

    10 March 2017 (7:48am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 10 minutes and 1 second

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    Hello you lot! Ep132 has us chatting through some interesting news, quick merch then onto our review of The Two Doctors.

    The News

    Our US friends will be happy as Fantom Events has announced another cinema outing, this time for the Series 10 opener and we chat about about Mondasian Cybermen making a return.

    Merch Corner

    Three new books are on the way featuring the upcoming TARDIS Team of the 12th Doctor, Bill and Nardole. All three books are up for pre-order on Amazon.

    “The Two Doctors” Review

    Multi-Doctor stories. We were spoilt by the brilliant The Five Doctors and The Three Doctors so how does this 2nd and 6th Doctor story stack up? A gripping timey-wimey story of Sontaran’s, Androgum’s and a quaint Spanish hacienda. Enough to keep us going or are we desperate for that afternoon siesta?

    Thank you as always for your thoughts and listening to the show. Next week we’re reviewing the concluding story to our 9th Doctor two-parter – The Doctor Dances. Until then have a brill week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep131: Are you my mummy?

    3 March 2017 (8:05am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 24 minutes and 45 seconds

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    Hey Who fans! A busier week with news and some cool merch items then onto our review of The Empty Child.

    The News

    A teaser dropped for series 10 which potentially reveals some characters and titles, unfortunately actor Neil Fingleton who played The Fisher King has passed away at the age of 36 and the petition to save The Doctor Who Experience in Cardiff has surpassed 10,000 signatures.

    Merch Corner

    We chant about some great merch this week including – series 1 blu ray steelbook is up for pre-order, Big Finish release a standard/vanilla version for the 10th Doctor Adventures, some dvd’s from Reeltime Pictures looking at the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Doctors and a series of cool looking mugs recently launched over at gbposters.

    “The Empty Child” Review

    Possibly one of Eccleston’s best stories? We take a look at the creepy first part written by The Moff. Great writing, superb direction and design but does it float out boat or leave us running for the air raid shelter?

    Thank you all for joining us once again and your reviews. Next week we’re looking at the Colin Baker story – The Two Doctors, your thoughts on this will be great. Until then have a fantastic week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep130: Quarks! It's time to review The Dominators!

    24 February 2017 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 5 minutes and 23 seconds

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    Hey Who fans! Very light on news this week but a couple of merch items get us through to our review of the 2nd Doctor story – The Dominators.

    The News

    No news this week.

    Merch Corner

    One of the first spin-off movies, Wartime Chronicles, is getting a re-release with a couple of extra features. Worth a look if you’re a Sgt. Benton fan.

    We talk through the recently announced statues coming our way from Robert Harrop this year.

    “The Dominators” Review

    A five parter 2nd Doctor story to kick off Troughton’s second series. Often viewed as slow and light on actual story can we get into it or are we plodding around an island looking for Quarks?

    Thank you all for listening and subscribing. Next week it’s the turn of the 9th Doctor as we look into the first of a two-parter: The Empty Child. Until then have an awesome week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Doctor Who - Ep129: Yep, we're going inside a Dalek

    17 February 2017 (12:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 50 minutes and 2 seconds

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    Hey Who fans! Welcome back onboard the TARDIS for another show. We’re kicking off with news and merch then onto our review of Into the Dalek. Allons-y!

    Our website has had a makeover which we’re very pleased with. If you find any bugs or Cybermats anywhere please let us know. Oh, and grab yourself a t-shirt or mug from the shop :)

    The News

    To celebrate the 80th anniversary year of pioneering music maker Delia Derbyshire, a bunch of musical projects will take place throughout the year funded by the National Heritage Fund. You can find the details over at the website.

    We talk through the final confirmed ratings for Class and it’s potential for a second series.

    Merch Corner

    Three new novellas will be released this year to accompany the Lethbridge-Stewart range starting with The Life of Evans in March plus some chat around Big Finish’s recent announcement of chronicle stories for the 9th, 10th and 11th Doctors.

    “Into the Dalek” Review

    Ah Rusty, you had the potential for so much good but as it turns out, the Doctor maybe has as much hate issues. We’re big fans of the 9th Doctor story Dalek so can this similar themed 12th Doctor story win us over?

    Thank you so much for your continued support and being our wonderful listeners. Next week we’re reviewing the classic 2nd Doctor story The Dominators so get your reviews in for that. Until then have an awesome week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 128

    10 February 2017 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 5 minutes and 3 seconds

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    Hey Who fans! More cheerful news this week then onto our review of the 5th Doctor story Time-Flight.

    The News

    The Ice Warriors are coming back for series 10.

    Series 11 is to be broadcast next Autumn with filming due to start early next year. That does mean that with the exception of the Christmas Special this year, we’re in for another year at least hiatus.

    Missy is back for Series 10. You probably guessed that as the Moff is still showrunner.

    Merch Corner

    Fancy a cool crystal TARDIS? Head over to www.doctorwhocyrstals.com to take a look. There’s also a Capaldi version.

    “Time-Flight” Review

    Possibly one of the most frowned upon stories from Davison’s era and possibly all of classic Who. How do we feel about this one with it’s Heathrow setting, sideways TARDIS and PS5 budget? One of us isn’t a fan, the other one surprisingly is.

    Thank you for listening and sending in reviews. Next week we’re looking at the Capaldi story Into the Dalek. Look out for the FB post on Monday and get your reviews in. Until then have an awesome week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 127

    3 February 2017 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 9 minutes and 59 seconds

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    Hey Who fans! We have some very sad news on all counts this week, a single piece of merch then onto our review of Night Terrors.

    The News

    It’s with great sadness that we say goodbye to Sir John Hurt who passed away aged 77. As Who fans we knew him as the War Doctor but he had a wonderful career playing some wonderful roles over the years, namely The Elephant Man, Kane (and the awesome/horrific chest busting scene) in Alien and Mr Olivander in Harry Potter. Good bye old bean.

    Big Finish has picked up a BBC Drama Award! The award for Best Online/non Broadcast Drama was for Absent Friends, part one from Doom Coalition 3 boxset. Well done indeed!

    More sad news, Peter Capaldi has announced his departure from Who in an emotional interview with Jo Whiley on her BBC Radio 2 show. As you can imagine, we have quite a few words to say about this.

    Merch Corner

    Cosplay clothing site Abbyshot have put the new 12th Doctor Red Velvet Coat up for pre-order. Looks great on Peter Capaldi, maybe you too?

    “Night Terrors” Review

    As big fans of Matt Smith’s Doctor we were both looking forward to reviewing one of his stories but, it’s one we’ve not seen in ages and throws opinions down the middle. Suitably creeped out or feeling sleepy?

    Thank you for as always for listening and getting in touch. Next week, for classic week, we’re looking at The 5th Doctor story Time-Flight. Until then have an awesome week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 126

    27 January 2017 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 41 minutes and 21 seconds

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    Episode 126 is here and it’s full of Doctor Who goodness starting with the news…

    The News

    Unfortunately we say goodbye to a couple of people; Rodney Bennett passed away aged 81, Rodney directed ten classic stories, namely the awesome The Ark in Space. Philip Bond also passed away aged 81, he played Ganatus in the first five episodes of the Hartnell story The Daleks.

    More fan submissions needed! This time for the upcoming book Time Shadows 2 which, like the first edition, is raising money for charity. They are looking for submissions for their short story anthology released by Psuedoscope Publishing. You can check the details here.

    Merch Corner

    We talk through the upcoming releases from Character for 2017 including new figures, sonic’s, journals and, believe it or not, a stretchy Cyberman!

    “The Curse of Peladon” Review

    It’s felt like ages since we reviewed a Pertwee story so it’s great to be talking through “Curse” (we’ll leave reviewing The Monster of Peladon for a while ;-)). Quirky aliens, a “who dunnit” plot, political undertones, Venusian akido and some rather silly voices. The ingredients are all there for a great classic Who story but does it all come together or are we stranded on the cliff in the wind and rain?

    Thank you for listening and for sending in your thoughts. Next week it’s the 11th Doctor story Night Terrors so look out for the Facebook post to give us your mini-reviews. Until then have an awesome week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 125

    20 January 2017 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 39 minutes and 58 seconds

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    Welcome back Who fans. Light on news but we do have some merch from Big Finish, a new book and then… onto our review of The Girl in the Fireplace.

    The News

    No news this week.

    Merch Corner

    Big Finish have announced the next few titles in the 4th Doctor Adventures following on from the great story this month The Beast of Kravenos. February: The Eternal Battle, March: The Silent Scream and April: Dethras.

    Into Origami? This June sees Doctor Who: Origami released for you to create your paper creations! Available to pre-order from Amazon now.

    “The Girl in the Fireplace” Review

    It’s modern Who this week and we’re spending some time with that cheeky 10th Doctor and this often loved series 2 episode. Having not seen it in a while do we still hold a flame for this one or are we left cold on a deserted space ship?

    Thank you as always for listening and your thoughts on our review episode. Next week it’s The Don, the 3rd Doctor when we’ll review The Curse of Peladon. Until then have a great week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 124

    13 January 2017 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 0 minutes and 30 seconds

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    We’re full swing into 2017 and this week’s review is an important one. Some brief news and merch first though.

    The News

    No news but we have a quick chat about the ratings for Class since it aired on BBC One and The Christmas Special.

    Merch Corner

    Funko have teamed up with Playmobil to bring us some quite cute looking 4th and 11th Doctor figures.

    “An Unearthly Child” Review

    To kick off the new year proper, we’re going back to where it all started. Where nobody knew who The Doctor was, or what the TARDIS was or meant? Where the realm of BBC sci-fi was dipping it’s experimental toes in the water. Yes, we’re looking at the very first episode of Doctor Who – An Unearthly Child.

    Thank you for for listening as always. Our review story next week is the Tennant story – The Girl in the Fireplace. Until then have a fantastic week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 123

    6 January 2017 (10:06am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 43 minutes and 16 seconds

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    Hey Who fans and Happy 2017! Out first episode back this year has a few bits of news and merch and then it’s onto our review of the recent Christmas Special – The Return of Doctor Mysterio.

    The News

    Get your artwork featured in a new Who book. Doctor Who: The Illustrated Adventures by Penguin are looking for submissions so check out the details on their site and get your work over.

    We talk about the series 10 trailer briefly with what we’re looking forward to and what looks a bit meh.

    Merch Corner

    A quick overview of the content that will be included on the dvd and blu ray for The Return of Doctor Mysterio.

    “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” Review

    Ah, another Doctor Who Christmas Special, another opportunity for the Moff to give us a proper festive and awesome story. Are Adam and Garry on the same page with this one or does it fizzle out like a cold Christmas pudding?

    Thank you for jumping into 2017 with us and for those sending in reviews. Next week we’re going to where it all started with An Unearthly Child and we’re really looking forward to your thoughts on that. Until then have a fantastic week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Happy New Year

    30 December 2016 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 minutes and 59 seconds

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    Hello you lot. Not a regular episode this week as we’re taking a well deserved week off but we did want to wish all of you a very Happy New Year. If you want to hear our year in review then shuffle back to Episode 122.

    This year has been amazing for us and we’ve done so much. A huge thank you to all of you who have listened, subscribed, sent in a review or just popped on Twitter and said hi. We think we have a great community around this podcast and doing the show is a real joy each and every week.

    We will see you when we return next Friday where we’ll be reviewing the recent Christmas Special – The Return of Doctor Mysterio. Until then have a fantastic New Year celebration. Stay safe and remember – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 122

    23 December 2016 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 39 minutes and 52 seconds

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    Hey Who fans! It’s our last (proper) show of 2016! We’re scrapping news and merch this week in favour of a quick year in review and then it’s onto our review of The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe.

    No news or merch this week. “The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe” Review

    We know, we know, it’s not one of the best stories (few Christmas Specials are if we’re being honest) but we haven’t done one before and seeing as it’s Christmas – why not? Grab a hot drink and some snacks, we’re going to finish the year on either a bang or a wet blanket.

    Thank you for your thoughts and reviews, plenty of expected scores. You’ll hear from us briefly next week and when we return in the January (Friday 6th) we’ll be reviewing this year’s Christmas Special – The Return of Doctor Mysterio. Until then have a great Doctor Who Christmas and remember – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 121

    16 December 2016 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 28 minutes and 44 seconds

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    Hello you lot! Some cool news and merch this week followed by our review for the Series 3 story – Smith and Jones.

    The News

    We talk about the recent comments from Capaldi on his future on the show. He’s been asked to stay on but we have no definitive answer as yet.

    A trailer has dropped for the upcoming Xmas Special. Is’t about 20 seconds long so, er, yeah… fill your boots.

    Fan made Who magazine have released issue 30 with an interview with Peter Davison.

    Merch

    If you’re into your collectable trading cards US company Topps have released a new 10th Doctor Widevision set.

    That wood-made Tardis desk tidy we spoke about many months ago is now back in stock. Keep those desks nice and tidy.

    “Smith and Jones” Review

    Modern Who week and it’s Martha Jones’ first outing with The Doctor. We’re big fans of Series 3 but does this one get us revved up for the remaining series or leave us feeling deflated like a hospital waiting room?

    Thank you for listening and your thoughts on our review ep. Next week we’re reviewing The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe as, after all, it is Christmas. Until then have a great week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 120

    9 December 2016 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 hours, 14 minutes and 20 seconds

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    Hey Who fans! We’re at Episode 120 which brings some fresh news, a couple of merch items PLUS our last review of Class and our regular review of Ghostlight.

    The News

    In the London area (or maybe this will be an incentive to get there)? A popular meeting place for Who fans has now re-opened. The Fitzroy Tavern on Charlotte Street has had a refurb we expect the great sounding Who meetup’s to continue, which take place on the first Thursday of each month. We’ll see you there!

    Merch

    A couple of merch items – the last novel of the Lethbridge-Stewart range for 2016 has been announced – Mind of Stone and Doom Coalition 4 is up for pre-order from Big Finish.

    “Class: Episode 8 – The Lost” Review

    The last one! Can it follow on from the not too bad episode from last week and end the series with the potential we’ve wanted?

    “Ghostlight” Review

    It’s classic week and we’re spending some time with the 7th Doctor and Ace. Back to a creepy house in Perivale with aliens, scary house maids and a whole bunch of other characters in this sometimes complex story. Some good stuff in here or are we left dazed and confused.

    What a show this week. Thank you for sticking with us with our reviews of Class and for giving us your thoughts on Ghostlight. Next week we’re looking at a Tennant story – Smith and Jones. Until then have a great week and remember – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 119

    2 December 2016 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 37 minutes and 17 seconds

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    Welcome aboard the Tardis for episode 119. Plenty of Doctor Who goodness this week starting with the news…

    The News

    We give you the all important broadcast times for the upcoming Christmas Special.

    The Vashta Nerada are to return! Not to our screens but to Big Finish and will see Tom Baker as the 4th Doctor battle these horrid shadow lurking creatures. It’s part of the second volume of Classic Doctors, New Monsters which will be out at some point next year.

    Merch

    Remember when we spoke about a cool looking Cyberman stone effect bust from Robert Harrop? Well now you can get a gold version! Yes, a limited run of 50 pieces are on sale now.

    Like the logo for The Ghost character in the upcoming Christmas Special? Grab the tee now from ForbiddenPlanet.com.

    “Class: Episode 7 – The Metaphysical Engine, or What Quill Did” Review

    We’re still holding out hope that there’s an episode in this series that pulls us out of the boredom so far. Is this the one? Please let it be the one.

    “Time Heist” Review

    Attack eye-brows is back with us this week as The Doctor and his newly formed team attempt to break into the universe’s most secure bank vault. A great 12th Doctor story or are we left locked out with nowhere to go?

    Thank you for listening and sending in your thoughts. Next week we tackle the 7th Doctor story Ghostlight, we’d love to hear your thoughts on that. Until then enjoy the start of the festive period and remember – Allons-y!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 118

    25 November 2016 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 38 minutes and 48 seconds

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    Hey Who fans! Jump onboard the Tardis as we look at some news and merch and then… Class. We into it now or still boring us to tears? Then onto the Tom Baker story – The Sontaran Experiment.

    The News

    A couple of writers have been announced for Series 10 including classic era writer (of McCoy story Survival) Rona Munro and joining her will be Jamie Mathieson.

    Big Finish have three audio plays nominated in the BBC Radio Drama Awards in the Best Online/non Broadcast category. Doctor Who: Absent Friends, Doctor Who: Death and the Queen and Torchwood: More Than This. Best of luck Big Finish!

    Merch

    To celebrate the release of The Power of the Daleks, Lovarzi are giving away 5 exclusive Dalek design scarves which look awesome. If you enter, good luck.

    A new ebook titled Based On The Popular BBC Television Serial is now available to download for free! It’s a guide to most of the publications over the years. Go get it now from wonderfulbook.co.uk/basedon/

    “Class: Episode 6 – Detained” Review

    We’re still not the biggest fans of Class but can this minimal story bring us round?

    “The Sontaran Experiment” Review

    What’s this? A little two parter in Tom Baker’s first series. Lots of good elements in this story but does it leave us out in the cold, rocky marsh?

    Thanks for sticking with us and listening to another show. If you don’t yet subscribe, make sure you look us up on iTunes and hit that subscribe button! Next week we’re looking at the 12th Doctor story Time Heist. Have a great week and remember – Allons-y!!



  • Big Blue Box Podcast - Episode 117

    18 November 2016 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 55 minutes and 20 seconds

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    Welcome new and old listeners alike! This week’s show has the usual waffle, latest news, some merch then our reviews of both Class Episode 5 – Brave-ish Heart and our 11th Doctor story – Dinosaurs on a Spaceship. Geronimo!

    The News

    Help historian David J Howe fund his museum to display his lifetime collection of Doctor Who merchandise. Check out his story and donate on the Indiegogo page (or search on Indieogo for The Doctor Who Merchandise Museum).

    Merch

    The Douglas Adams story The Pirate Planet is getting released in January and is based on the original notes Adams put down over 40 years ago. Will be a good pick up this one.

    Warlord Games are releasing two additional miniature sets for the upcoming adventure table top game Into the Time Vortex. These new sets are the Cybermen and Dalek versions which can be custom painted.

    “Class: Episode 5 – Brave-ish Heart” Review

    The concluding episode to last week but has it ramped up the essentials to provide a fitting close or are we left a little disappointed?

    “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship” Review

    “I have a gang!” It’s always great to spend time with the 11th Doctor and this one has it’s fans and dislikers. What do we think though? A classic Doctor Who adventure or should it remain on the shelf, ready for extinction?

    A huge thank you as always for you continued support and those that sent in reviews. Next week it classic week and it’s the turn of the 4th Doctor and The Sontaran Experiment. Have a super week and remember – Allons-y!!



 
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