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Tin Dog Podcast

Tin Dog Podcast
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tin-dog@hotmail.co.uk The Tin Dog welcomes you to sit back and listen to his rants and ramblings about all that is best in modern SF and Television. Via the gift of the new fangled Podcast over the tinterweb. As you can probably guess Tin Dog mostly talks about Doctor Who, Torchwood and Sarah Jane Smith but that wont stop him talking about any other subject you suggest. Hailing from a non specific part of the northeast of England, Tin Dog is male and in his mid 30s. A life long fan of almost all TV SF. His semi-autistic tendencies combined with his total lack of social skills have helped him find a place in the heart of British SF Fandom. Even as a child the Tin Dogs mother told him that she can trace his love of SF TV back to his rhythmic kicking, while still in the womb, along to the beat of the Avengers theme music. From Gabriel Chase to Totters Lane, from the Bad Wolf Satellite to the back streets of the Cardiff, Tin Dog will give you his thoughts on the wonderful Whoniverse. Daleks and Cybermen and TARDIS ES Oh My If you enjoy these Tin Dog Podcasts please remember to tell your friends and leave an email tin-dog@hotmail.co.uk

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Tin Dog Podcast Statistics
Episodes:
1759
Average Episode Duration:
07:46
Longest Episode Duration:
2:09:15
Total Duration of all Episodes:
9 days, 11 hours, 45 minutes and 29 seconds
Earliest Episode:
20 September 2017 (10:27pm GMT)
Latest Episode:
20 September 2017 (8:58am GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
2 days, 3 hours, 46 minutes and 25 seconds

Tin Dog Podcast Episodes

  • TDP 711: #DoctorWho 4th Doctor Adventures 6.9 The Thief Who Stole Time from @BigFinish

    20 September 2017 (8:58am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 5 minutes and 7 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast reviews #DoctorWho 4th Doctor Adventures 6.9 The Thief Who Stole Time from @BigFinish Synopsis This title was released in September 2017. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until October 31st 2017, and on general sale after this date. A god has died. A crime has been committed. And an even greater threat lies beneath the surface. On the ocean world of Funderell, Romana has been reunited with her old friend from Gallifrey, Sartia, and the Doctor is investigating the history and religion of this strange world. But events have quickly spiralled out of control. Why is this planet of such interest to the Time Lords? What lurks in the depths? The life of more than one world is at stake. But time is running out. Note: This adventure continues from Doctor Who - The Fourth Doctor Adventures: The Skin of the Sleek Written By: Marc Platt Directed By: Ken Bentley Cast Tom Baker (The Doctor), Lalla Ward (Romana), Joannah Tincey (Sartia), Alan Cox (Eamonn Orensky), Kieran Hodgson (Klick Chervain), Des McAleer (Blujaw Skaldson), Alex Wyndham (Linnis Skaldson), Jamie Newall (Greygul), Jane Slavin(Frithra), John Banks (The Sleek) Other roles played by the cast. Producer David Richardson Script Editor John Dorney


  • TDP 708: Torchwood S5.1 ALIENS AMONGST US FROM @BigFinish

    19 September 2017 (12:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 12 minutes and 46 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast reviews #Torchwood S5.1 ALIENS AMONGST US FROM @BigFinish Synopsis This title was released in August 2017. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until October 31st 2017, and on general sale after this date. Big Finish picks up the events after Miracle Day with Torchwood: Aliens Among Us... Captain Jack and Gwen Cooper have restarted Torchwood. But it's in a very different Cardiff. Something terrible's happened to the city. With every day getting darker, will Torchwood need to adopt a whole new approach? 5.1 Changes Everything by James Goss Tyler Steele has washed up in Cardiff looking for a fresh start. A disgraced journalist, he's looking into the Red Doors movement - are they really behind the terrorist attacks on immigrants? Who is stirring up the racism and hatred in the city, and what does outsourcing contractor 3Sol have to do with it? Tyler finds out that Torchwood - a secret organisation that everyone thought long gone - is back in business. Tyler realises that this is the second chance he's been looking for, and he'll do anything to be a part of it. 5.2 Aliens & Sex & Chips & Gravy by James Goss Has Cardiff really been invaded by aliens? Tyler thinks he's found a lead - the daughter of the mysterious Ro-Jedda is getting married and has booked a private party. If Torchwood can infiltrate it, there's a chance they'll end up closer to the truth. Free bar, canapes, and the chance to find out what's really going on. What could possibly go wrong? Soon Torchwood are on the run for their lives, and learning more than they ever wanted to about alien life. 5.3 Orr by Juno Dawson Vincent Parry is the most successful property developer in Cardiff. A while ago he made an agreement with the mysterious Ro-Jedda, and it is an arrangement he has come to bitterly regret. Something has to be done - but it's going to cost him everything he loves. With time running out for Cardiff, Torchwood encounter an alien who knows them only too well. 5.4 Superiority Complex by AK Benedict Poverty and homelessness are on the rise in Cardiff. The streets are full of the desperate and the dispossessed. So, of course, it's the right time to open a 7-star luxury, all-inclusive hotel. And, naturally, the hotel is for aliens only. As the humans stand outside the gates and look hungrily in, there's one thing that makes them smile. Someone is murdering the guests. Written By: James Goss, Juno Dawson, AK Benedict Directed By: Scott Handcock Cast John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Kai Owen (Rhys Williams), Tom Price (Sgt Andy Davidson), Paul Clayton (Mr Colchester), Alexandria Riley (Ng), Jonny Green (Tyler Steele), and Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper) Stephen Critchlow (The Mayor), Rachel Atkins (Ro-Jedda), Ruth Lloyd (Vorsun), Sophie Colquhoun (Madrigal), Rhian Marston-Jones (Quenel), Lu Corfield (Brongwyn), Rhys Whomsley (Osian), Sharon Morgan (Mary Cooper), David Sibley (Vincent Parry), Sam Beart (Catrin Parry), Anthony Boyle (Hotel Manager), Sam Jones (Toobert Jailert), Wilf Scolding (Personal Trainer) Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners Produced by James Goss Script edited by Scott Handcock


  • TDP 707: #Torchwood 18 The Dying Room from @BigFinish

    17 September 2017 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 5 minutes and 17 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast reviews #Torchwood 18 The Dying Room from @BigFinish This title was released in August 2017. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until October 31st 2017, and on general sale after this date. "In this room everyone learns the truth. And neither of us will be quite the same when we leave." Paris, 1940s. The German-occupied city is in a state of turmoil - a plague ravages the streets, turning people into deformed monsters. The city's finest hotel is under siege. SS interrogator Grau has come here to find out the truth. Grau has one night to cure the plague and to unmask the mysterious Madame Berber and who she's really working for. Herr Grau knows all about Project Hermod. And now he's going to find out all about Torchwood. Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners Written By: Lizzie Hopley Directed By: Scott Handcock Cast Simon Russell Beale (M LeDuc), Mark Elstob (Herr Grau), Emma Cunniffe (Madame Berber), Aly Cruickshank (Gabriel), David Sibley (The Manager) Producer James Goss Script Editor David Llewellyn


  • TDP 706: SILURIAN CANDIDATE #DoctorWho Main Range 229 from @BigFinish

    15 September 2017 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 7 minutes and 33 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast Reviews The Brilliant SILURIAN CANDIDATE #DoctorWho Main Range 229 from @BigFinish This title was released in September 2017. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until October 31st 2017, and on general sale after this date. The year is 2085, and planet Earth remains on the edge of a nuclear precipice. At any moment, either of two vast rival power blocs, to the West and the East, might unleash a torrent of missiles, bringing about the terrible certainty of Mutual Assured Destruction. But there is another way - or so Professor Ruth Drexler believes. Hence her secret mission deep in Eastern bloc territory, to uncover a hidden city, never before glimpsed by human eyes: the Parliament of the Silurians, the lizard people who ruled the Earth before humankind. There, she'll encounter a time-travelling Doctor, who knows the Silurians well. A Doctor on a secret mission of his own. Written By: Matthew J Elliott Directed By: Ken Bentley Cast Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Bonnie Langford (Mel), Fiona Sheehan (Ruth Drexler/ Avvox), Nicholas Asbury (Chairman Bart Falco), Nicholas Briggs (Chordok), Caitlin Thorburn (Karlas), Ignatius Anthony (Gorrister), Louise Mai Newberry (Director Shen). Other parts played by members of the cast. Producer David Richardson Script Editor Alan Barnes


  • TDP 705: #DoctorWho 228 THE BLOOD FURNACE from @BigFinish

    13 September 2017 (7:37am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 9 minutes and 6 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast reviews #DoctorWho 228. THE BLOOD FURNACE This title was released in August 2017. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until September 30th 2017, and on general sale after this date. The TARDIS brings the Doctor, Ace and Mel to a recently reopened shipyard in Merseyside. It's 1991, the hardest of times - but now they're shipbuilding once again, thanks to the yard's new owners, the Dark Alloy Corporation. A miracle of job creation - but is it too good to be true? While the Doctor and Ace go in search of an alien assassin at loose in the yard, Stuart Dale, discoverer of the near-magical Dark Alloy material, has an extraordinary proposition to make to his old college friend, Mel. But who is the Corporation's mysterious client? Who does she really represent? And what's the secret of the Blood Furnace? Seeking answers, the Doctor and friends are about to find themselves in very deep water... Written By: Eddie Robson Directed By: Ken Bentley Cast Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Bonnie Langford (Mel Bush), Julie Graham (Carolyn), Jade Anouka (Danuta), Todd Heppenstall (Stuart Dale), Clare Calbraith (Orla), Louis Tamone (Vinny), Ignatius Anthony (Lee). Other parts played by members of the cast. Producer David Richardson Script Editor Alan Barnes Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs


  • TDP 699: Summer of Blakes 7 - 2.13 Star One

    30 August 2017 (12:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 7 minutes and 58 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast 2017 Summer of #Blakes7 talks about B13 "Star One" David Maloney (uncredited) Chris Boucher 3 April 1979 8.2 (30) With the location of Star One finally revealed, Blake is determined to finish his mission and destroy the control facility that keeps the Federation functioning. Again, Avon urges him to reconsider destroying it but Blake refuses. Meanwhile, Servalan deals with a series of catastrophes throughout several Federation worlds - the only theory is that someone is tampering with Star One. Upon arriving at Star One, Blake discovers that it has been taken over by Andromedan aliens in human guise who are posing as technicians and disrupting the systems. The aliens think Blake is Travis and await his deactivation of the Star One's defences that will allow their 600-ship invasion force in to attack the Federation. When Travis arrives, he wounds Blake and deactivates the defences, but then is killed by Avon. Jenna then alerts the Federation of the invasion force and all return to Liberator where Avon takes charge and makes a stand against the invaders until the Federation forces arrive. Guest Stars: Jenny Twigge (as Lurena), John Bown (as Durkim), David Webb (as Stot), Gareth Armstrong (as Parton), Paul Toothill (as Marcol), Michael Mayard (as Leeth)


  • TDP 694: #DoctorWho Main Range 227 HIGH COST OF PARKING from @BigFinish

    27 August 2017 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 9 minutes and 17 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast reviews The planet Dashrah is a world of exceptional beauty. Historical ruins; colourful skies; swirling sunsets... Unsurprisingly, it's a major tourist trap. So if you want to visit Dashrah, first you'll have to visit Parking, the artificial planetoid that Galactic Heritage built next door. Parking, as its name implies, is a spaceship park. A huge spaceship park. A huge, enormous spaceship park. When the TARDIS materialises in Parking's Northern Hemisphere, the Doctor, Ace and Mel envisage a quick teleport trip to the surface of Dashrah. But they've reckoned without the superzealous Wardens, and their robotic servitors... the sect of the Free Parkers, who wage war against the Wardens... the spontaneously combusting spaceships... and the terrifying secret that lies at the lowest of Parking's lower levels. Written By: John Dorney Directed By: Ken Bentley Cast Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Bonnie Langford (Mel Bush), Gabrielle Glaister (Cowley), Hywel Morgan (Kempton/ Tribesman), Kate Duchene (Regina/ Seraphim), Leighton Pugh (Fulton), Jack Monaghan (Dunne/ Selfdrive), James Joyce (Robowardens). Producer David Richardson Script Editor Alan Barnes Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs This title was released in July 2017. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until August 31st 2017, and on general sale after this date.


  • TDP 698: Blakes 7 2.12 The Keeper

    23 August 2017 (10:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 7 minutes and 8 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast 2017 Summer of #Blakes7 talks about B12 "The Keeper" Derek Martinus Allan Prior 27 March 1979 7.0 (70) With clues left by Docholli, Blake heads to the planet Goth to find a "brain-print" of a man named Lurgen who knew the secret location of Star One and stored it inside an amulet worn by a royal leader called "The Keeper". While in transit, Avon suggests taking over Star One rather than destroy it, then they will then have complete control over the Federation, but Blake refuses to ever wield such power. After Blake, Jenna and Vila teleport down to Goth, Zen detects a ship in orbit that Avon is certain belongs to Travis and destroys it. Travis however, is already on the planet with Servalan to intercept the brain-print before Blake does. Travis offers to share control of the Federation with Servalan, but finds the brain-print himself and departs in Servalan's ship. Jenna and Vila attempt to amuse the king of the Goths while they try to identify the keeper. Eventually the location is found and the crew set course for Star One. Guest Stars: Bruce Purchase (as Gola), Shaun Curry (as Rod), Freda Jackson (as Tara), Cengiz Saner (as Fool), Arthur Hewlett (as Old man), Ron Tarr (as Patrol leader)


  • TDP 693: DOCTOR WHO - Lost Stories 2 - Mission to Magnus

    20 August 2017 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 9 minutes and 23 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast Reviews The Lost Stories: Adventures that wereoriginally written for the Doctor Who television series but never made.Now available to hear for the first time... The Doctor and Peri face enemies at every turn on the planet Magnus. There's the Time Lord bully Anzor, who made the Doctor's life hell during his time at the Academy. There's also Rana Zandusia, the matriarchal ruler of the planet, who seeks to prise the secret of time travel from these alien visitors. Also on Magnus is the slug-like Sil, still bitter from his defeat on the planet Varos and seeking to make his fortune from the most potentially destructive ends. And, deep within the planet, there is something else. Another old enemy of the Doctor's. And the future is looking decidedly colder... Written By: Philip Martin Directed By: Lisa Bowerman Cast Colin Baker (The Doctor), Nicola Bryant (Peri), Nabil Shaban (Sil), Malcolm Rennie (Anzor), Maggie Steed (Madamme Rana Zandusia), Susan Franklyn (Jarmaya/Tace), Tina Jones (Ulema/Soma), William Townsend (Vion), Callum Witney Mills (Asam), Nicholas Briggs (Brorg/Vedikael/Grand Marshall/Ishka),James George (Skaarg/Jarga/Hussa)


  • TDP 697: Summer of Blakes 7 2.11 - Gambit

    16 August 2017 (10:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 8 minutes and 45 seconds

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    B11 "Gambit" George Spenton-Foster Robert Holmes 20 March 1979 6.6 (90) Blake's team arrives at Freedom City, (one of the last places not under Federation control), to find a cyber-surgeon named Docholli, who rumour has, is one of the few people who may know the secret location of Star One - the real control centre of the Federation. As Blake, Jenna and Cally look for the surgeon, who is hiding under the false name Kline, they discover he is being guarded by Travis who has sought the doctor for maintenance on his cybernetic arm. Through the assistance of a devious casino owner named Krantor, Servalan lurks behind the scenes plotting to eliminate Docholli. She lays a trap for him by capturing Travis and secretly placing a bomb in his cyber arm. Meanwhile, Avon and Vila sneak a miniaturised Orac, (reduced to 1/8 th size by demonstrating controlled molecular implosion), to cheat in Krantor's Big Wheel casino and win large amounts of money. Vila is later tricked by Krantor to play "to the death" in a game of speed chess against an undefeated player known as The Klute. Guest Stars: Denis Carey (as Docholli), Aubrey Woods (as Krantor), Harry Jones (as Jarriere), Nicolette Roeg (as Chenie), John Leeson (as Toise), Sylvia Coleridge (as Croupier), Deep Roy (as Klute), Paul Grist (as Cevedic), Michael Halsey (as Zee)


  • TDP 691: 4th Doctor Adventures - 6.7 Movelan Grave

    13 August 2017 (8:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 8 minutes and 2 seconds

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    When an archaeological dig in 1980s England finds a Movellan power pack buried amongst Iron Age artefacts, the Doctor and Romana have no choice but to investigate. And what they discover worries them very much indeed. A Movellan ship is buried under the ground. Soon the robotic enemies of the Daleks are making their way to the surface, but they are not the biggest threat humanity faces. Because on board this ship is the greatest weapon the Movellans have ever devised. A weapon that could stop the Daleks forever... and anything else that gets in their way. Written By: Andrew Smith Directed By: Nicholas Briggs Cast Tom Baker (The Doctor), Lalla Ward (Romana), Camilla Power (Carrie Pierce), Polly Walker (Commander Narina), Chris Jarman (Chenek), John Banks (Robin Lyon), Jane Slavin (Mary). Other parts played by members of the cast. Producer David Richardson Script Editor John Dorney Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs


  • TDP 696: Blakes 7 2.10 - Voices From The Past

    9 August 2017 (10:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 9 minutes and 8 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast talks about B10 "Voice from the Past" George Spenton-Foster Roger Parkes 13 March 1979 7.0 (80) Blake suffers nightmares of the memory conditioning the Federation performed on him five years before. On course to the resort world Del-10, Blake makes a sudden unexplained course change to PK-118, a mining asteroid. Avon and the rest believe that someone is trying to manipulate Blake's mind and have him restrained, but Blake tricks Vila into believing that the others are plotting against him. Once free, Blake teleports to PK-118 where he meets a resistance group led by former Arbiter General Ven Glynd - a man who originally convicted Blake at his trial, but claims he has defected. Glynd, along with two other revolutionaries; the frail Shivan (whose face is masked with bandages), and LeGrand (a governor whose ship they later rendezvous with), claim they have enough legal evidence to non-violently overthrow the Federation and request transport to a political meeting on planet Atlay. Avon and the others however, only smell a trap when they realize a device Shivan carries may be controlling Blake's mind. Guest Stars: Richard Bebb (as Ven Glynd), Frieda Knorr (as Governor Le Grand), Martin Read (as Nagu)


  • @TinDogPodcast on You and Who Talking 016

    7 August 2017 (11:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 12 minutes and 0 seconds

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    What you are about to hear is the story of a connection, a connection that was made between a television series and a viewer's life. The You and Who books are the story of that connection, as told by the people who watch the programmes that make us come alive. Chiefly, of course, Doctor Who. This podcast will relate some of the stories from those books... and beyond. In this episode: Choices by Michael Gilroy-Sinclair Reach out and touch me: Doctor Who and the Carnival of Monsters by Christopher Bryant With an intermission featuring Rob Irwin talking to JR Southall. The You and Who books, from which all royalties are paid to charity, are available in print and for Kindle, from watchingbooks.weebly.com Find Rob on Twitter @theDWshow and JR on Twitter @JR_Southall CategoriesYou and Who TalkingTagsCarnival of Monsters, Christopher Bryant, convention, Doctor Who, essay, fandom, JR Southall, memories, Michael Gilroy-Sinclair, podcast, Rob Irwin, scouts, Terrance Dicks, You and Who Talking


  • TDP 692: Big Finish Classics- H G WELLS -THE ISLAND OF DR MOREAU

    6 August 2017 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 8 minutes and 41 seconds

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    @Tindogpodcast reviews This title was released in July 2017. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until August 31st 2017, and on general sale after this date. Shipwrecked in the South Pacific, Edward Prendick finds unlikely salvation in the company of Montgomery - a disgraced medic bound for distant shores, in charge of an unusual cargo. Their destination is a mysterious jungle isle where the night is split by terrible cries, and where inhuman creatures walk upright on two legs. When Prendick meets the man who lays down the law, he realises that his nightmare is only just beginning. For this is... The Island of Doctor Moreau. (Comes with a free Extended Extras download exclusive to Big Finish Listeners - just check out the Supplementary section of this title in your account) Producer David Richardson Script Editor Matt Fitton Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs Written By: HG Wells, dramatised by Ken Bentley Directed By: Ken Bentley Cast Ronald Pickup (Doctor Moreau), John Heffernan (Edward Prendick), Enzo Cilenti(Montgomery), David Shaw-Parker (Captain/ Constans), John Banks (Mate-LV/ M'Ling/ Satyr-Man), Tim Bentinck (Helmar/ Captain John Davies/ Ape-Man), Daniel Goode (Seaman/ Mate-I, Dog-Man). Other parts played by members of the cast.


  • TDP 695: Summer of Blakes 7 2.09 Countdown

    2 August 2017 (10:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 7 minutes and 21 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast talks about "Countdown" Vere Lorrimer Terry Nation 6 March 1979 6.9 (72) Blake arrives at the planet Albion to capture Space Major Provine who is supposed to know the secret location of the moved Federation Control. Provine however, has triggered an inescapable radiation bomb in response to a planetary revolt against Federation rule. Avon, with the help of a mercenary acquaintance of his, Del Grant, rush to disable the bomb, which is hidden in a bunker somewhere at one of the frigid poles. Grant however, still holds a grudge against Avon for the death of his sister Anna, and they must put the issue aside if they are to stop the bomb in time. Meanwhile, Blake learns Provine is still alive, but doesn't realise he's disguised as a resistance soldier and trying to make his way to an escape ship. Guest Stars: Tom Chadbon (as Del Grant), Paul Shelley (as Provine), James Kerry (as Cauder), Lindy Alexander (as Ralli), Robert Arnold (as Selson), Geoffrey Snell (as Tronos), Sidney Kean (as Vetnor), Nigel Gregory (as Arrian)


  • TDP 687: DOCTOR WHO Lost Stories 1 Nightmare Fair from @BigFinish

    31 July 2017 (10:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 7 minutes and 57 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast Summer of Lost Tales 1 The Lost Stories: Adventures that were originally written for the Doctor Who television series but never made. Now available to hear for the first time... The TARDIS has been drawn to Blackpool in the year 1985, where the Doctor intends to investigate a dangerous space/time vortex... while enjoying some local attractions along the way. But an old enemy is watching from his base deep within the amusement park, a timeless being who craves revenge. The Celestial Toymaker has returned. The game is on. And, should he lose, the Doctor will pay the ultimate forfeit... WITH REVERSIBLE COVER! Written By: Graham Williams, adapted by John Ainsworth Directed By: John Ainsworth Cast Colin Baker (The Doctor), Nicola Bryant (Peri), David Bailie (The Celestial Toymaker), Matthew Noble (Kevin), Andrew Fettes (Stefan), Louise Faulkner (Woman), William Whymper (Shardow/Attendant), Toby Longworth (Yatsumoto/Truscott/Manager/Man), Duncan Wisbey (Humandroid/Security Man/Geoff/Guard)


  • TDP 688: Torchwwood 17 - The Office The Never Was from @BigFinish

    29 July 2017 (10:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 5 minutes and 54 seconds

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    Synopsis This title was released in July 2017. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until September 30th 2017, and on general sale after this date. "Ianto really shines in this story and Gareth David-Lloyd gets to play him with a range I think was only started in the TV show. 10/10" Indie Mac User "'The Office of Never Was' is a welcome return of Ianto Jones to the Big Finish world. Gareth David-Lloyd has turned in an excellent performance of a challenging script. Goss has taken a daring move with the character and crafted the perfect environment for it. This is an essential Torchwood story for your collection. - 9/10 " Blogtor Who "This story goes right to the heart of what Torchwood are and what they do, it deals with the consequences of those actions almost like no other story before it and lays Ianto's soul bare - Ianto always was the softer side of Torchwood, this explores how he deals with the contradictions in his job and how those contradictions can devastate the lives of those who Torchwood sometimes only think of as all in a days work." Planet Mondas "For me, Ianto was always the unsung hero of Torchwood Cardiff. From his humble beginnings serving tea to Jack and the gang, to being a badass, to being murdered in Children of Earth, Ianto was always dependably brilliant; and James Goss makes sure you know it in this story." Gallifrey Archive There's an empty office block in Cardiff. That's nothing special - plenty of businesses go under, clear out, cease to exist. All that's left behind is an empty building. But there's one office block that refuses to be forgotten about. There have been stories about that building - strange lights, funny goings on, faces pressed up against the glass. Enough to get the locals worried. Enough to ask Torchwood to get involved. It's Friday night. Ianto Jones has better things to do with his time than look round a haunted building. But he goes anyway, and it turns out that The Office has been waiting for him. Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners. Written By: James Goss Directed By: Scott Handcock Cast Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones), Bethan Rose Young (Girl), David Shields(Oliver) Producer James Goss Script Editor Steve Tribe


  • TDP 704: Doctor Who Book -Doctor Who: Myths and Legends by Richard Dinnick

    27 July 2017 (10:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 minutes and 15 seconds

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    For thousands of years, epic stories have been passed down from Time Lord to student, generation to generation. The truth of these tales was lost millennia ago, but the myths and legends themselves are timeless. These are the most enduring of those tales. From the princess Manussa and her giant snake Mara, to the Vardon Horse of Xeriphin, these stories shed light on the universe around us and the beings from other worlds that we meet. Myths hold up a mirror to our past, present and future, explaining our culture, our history, our hopes and fears. A collection of epic adventures from the Time Lords' mist-covered past, Myths and Legends is an unforgettable gallery of heroes and villains, gods and monsters. Read more at https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/1113990/doctor-who-myths-and-legends/#O0PzKkuThAYXl4iU.99


  • TDP 703: Doctor Who Book - The Shining Man

    25 July 2017 (10:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 8 minutes and 27 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast talks about "Being scared is the least of your worries." The Shining Men are everywhere. You spot them out of the corner of your eye. Abnormally tall, with long lank hair, blank faces and blazing eyes. If they catch you, they'll drag you away to who knows where. No one is safe. They're on every street corner. Waiting. Watching. Shining bright. Of course it's a hoax. It has to be, right? It started as a joke, a prank for Halloween. Then it went viral. Idiots dressing up as monsters. Giving folk a scare. Silly masks and fright wigs. No one gets hurt. Because bogeymen aren't real. Until people start going missing and lights burn in the darkness. Burning like eyes. But help is on its way, in the form of a strange man called the Doctor and his friend, Bill. The Doctor will keep us safe. The Doctor will stop the monsters. Unless the monsters stop the Doctor first... An original novel featuring the Twelfth Doctor and Bill as played by Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie. Read more at https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/1114426/doctor-who-the-shining-man/#PKoXmEQQwdpBm4vA.99


  • TDP 702: Doctor Who Book - Plague City by Jonathan Morris

    23 July 2017 (10:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 6 minutes and 10 seconds

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    @tindogpodcast reviews "We should leave. We definitely should leave. But... chatty ghosts!" The year is 1645, and Edinburgh is in the grip of the worst plague in its history. Nobody knows who will be the next to succumb - nobody except the Night Doctor, a masked figure that stalks the streets, seeking out those who will not live to see another day. But death is not the end. The Doctor, Bill and Nardole discover that the living are being haunted by the recently departed - by ghosts that do not know they are dead. And there are other creatures lurking in the shadows, slithering, creeping creatures filled with an insatiable hunger. The Doctor and his friends must face the terrifying secret of the Street of Sorrows - that something which has lain dormant for two hundred million years is due to destroy the entire city... An original novel featuring the Twelfth Doctor, Bill and Nardole as played by Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie and Matt Lucas. Read more at https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/1114430/doctor-who-plague-city/#7kLfpJMqHHLREHTc.99


  • TDP 701: Doctor Who Book - Diamond Dogs by Mike Tucker

    21 July 2017 (10:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 8 minutes and 21 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast reviews "Here on Saturn, it literally rains diamonds." For over fifteen years the crew of Kollo-Zarnista Mining Facility 27 has been extracting diamonds from deep within the atmosphere of Saturn, diamonds that help to fund the ever-expanding Human Empire. But when a mining operation goes wrong, a rescue mission must be launched to save a worker lost overboard, a worker who claims that he has seen something amongst the swirling clouds. Something that can't possibly exist. When the Doctor and Bill arrive, they immediately find themselves caught between hostile miners, suspicious security guards and corrupt company officials as they face accusations of sabotage and diamond theft. And below them, in the crushing atmosphere of the gas giant, something is starting to rise. An original novel featuring the Twelfth Doctor and Bill as played by Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie. Read more at https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/1114429/doctor-who-diamond-dogs/#I1kb2sBXcvMMzo5B.99


  • TDP 700: The New Doctor is Announced

    17 July 2017 (12:40pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 33 minutes and 33 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast talks about the news Jodie Whittaker has been announced as Doctor Who's 13th Time Lord - the first woman to be given the role. The new Doctor's identity was revealed in a trailer broadcast at the end of the Wimbledon men's singles final. The Broadchurch star succeeds Peter Capaldi, who took over the role in 2013 and leaves in the forthcoming Christmas special. Whittaker, 35, said it was "overwhelming, as a feminist" to become the next Doctor. She will make her debut on the sci-fi show when the Doctor regenerates in the Christmas special. All the Doctors so far, from Hartnell to Whittaker Time Lord's new gender splits Doctor Who fans The Huddersfield-born star, who was a late favourite to become the Doctor, will find a familiar face for her on set - Doctor Who's new showrunner is Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall. Whittaker said: "I'm beyond excited to begin this epic journey - with Chris and with every Whovian on this planet. "It's more than an honour to play the Doctor. It means remembering everyone I used to be, while stepping forward to embrace everything the Doctor stands for: hope. I can't wait." The actress also shares another Broadchurch link with Doctor Who - co-star David Tennant was the 10th Doctor. Analysis Jodie Whittaker By Lizo Mzimba, BBC entertainment correspondent It was always unlikely that the Doctor would continue to be white and male, especially as the BBC has committed itself to greater diversity on its programmes. Casting the first female Doctor is something many viewers have been calling for. And strong female-led stories have been successful on the big and small screen in recent years, in films ranging from The Hunger Games and Star Wars to Wonder Woman, and in TV series like Game of Thrones. The BBC will be hoping today's announcement will not just excite viewers, but will also demonstrate that the time travel show has firmly moved into the 21st century. Whittaker said it felt "incredible" to take on the role, saying: "It feels completely overwhelming, as a feminist, as a woman, as an actor, as a human, as someone who wants to continually push themselves and challenge themselves, and not be boxed in by what you're told you can and can't be." And she told fans not to be "scared" by her gender. "Because this is a really exciting time, and Doctor Who represents everything that's exciting about change," she said, adding: "The fans have lived through so many changes, and this is only a new, different one, not a fearful one." Whittaker said she had used the codename "Clooney" when discussing the part with her husband and agent - as actor George is "an iconic guy". Peter Capaldi and David Bradley Image caption Peter Capaldi will bow out in this year's Christmas special, featuring David Bradley as the First Doctor Chibnall said the 13th Doctor was always going to be a woman. He said: "I always knew I wanted the 13th Doctor to be a woman and we're thrilled to have secured our number one choice. "Her audition for the Doctor simply blew us all away. Jodie is an in-demand, funny, inspiring, super-smart force of nature and will bring loads of wit, strength and warmth to the role. The 13th Doctor is on her way." Chibnall is taking over from Steven Moffat, who leaves the series at the same time as Capaldi. Capaldi, who had said he wanted to see a woman replace him, said: "Anyone who has seen Jodie Whittaker's work will know that she is a wonderful actress of great individuality and charm. "She has above all the huge heart to play this most special part. She's going to be a fantastic Doctor."


  • TDP 686: The Lives of Captain Jack From @BigFinish

    16 July 2017 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 8 minutes and 59 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast reviews This title was released in June 2017. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until August 31st 2017, and on general sale after this date. "A really great exploration of one of Doctor Who's most memorable characters...A very worthy tribute to the Russell T. Davies era, too... If you're a fan of either the Captain or of Russell, then this box set is an essential purchase." Doctor Who Watch "A work of art...classic Guy Adams. Gruesome, barbaric and sarcastic. It's fantastic." Gallifrey Archive "'The Lives of Captain Jack' is a release positively dripping with fan-service and an absolute joy for any New Who aficionado." Blogtor Who 1. The Year After I Died by Guy Adams Set in the year 200,101, on an Earth ravaged by the Daleks, Jack struggles to save humanity from its oldest enemy. 2. Wednesdays For Beginners by James Goss Jack and Jackie Tyler must unite to rescue the Powell Estate from a force whose name Jackie can never say. 3. One Enchanted Evening by James Goss Captain Jack and Alonso Frame have only just met. But why did the Doctor want them to be together? 4. Month 25 by Guy Adams He's the young star of the Time Agency, and his whole life is about to fall apart. But that's not going to stop him winning. Written By: James Goss, Guy Adams Directed By: Scott Handcock Cast John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Russell Tovey (Midshipman Alonso Frame), Camille Coduri (Jackie Tyler), Sarah Douglas (Vortia Trear), Shvorne Marks (Silo Crook), Scott Haran (Malfi Pryn), Aaron Neil (Gorky Sax), Katy Manning(Mother Nothing), Ellie Heydon (Ginny), Jonny Green (Station Computer), Hannah Barker (Female Passenger), Conor Pelan (Male Passenger), Ellie Welch (Bay Guard), Kristy Philipps (Colby), Joe Wiltshire Smith (Pods), Sakuntala Ramanee(Maglin Shank), Kieran Bew (Krim Pollensa), Alexander Vlahos (The Stranger), Chris Allen (The Council), Christel Dee (The Council), James Goss (The Council) Producer James Goss Script Editor Scott Handcock


  • TDP 690: What Do I Do Next?

    12 July 2017 (5:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 5 minutes and 33 seconds

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  • TDP 684: Survivors Series 6 from @BigFinish

    8 July 2017 (5:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 10 minutes and 54 seconds

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    This title was released in June 2017. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until July 31st 2017, and on general sale after this date. The world has ended. 'The Death' pandemic crossed continents, sparing only a fraction of the global population. The survivors are now trying to pick up the pieces and rebuild society - to create a new future. But with no cities, no laws, no technology, everyone must start over. And the worst of human nature has survived along with the best... Four new battles for survival, from the world of Terry Nation's cult-classic series. 6.1 Beating the Bounds by Ian Potter Abby Grant's search for her son has taken her all across Britain and back. Following every possible lead, she finds herself on long-abandoned roads to forgotten villages. But now, two years after the first Death, such communities still wish to protect themselves. And they do not take kindly to strangers. 6.2 The Trapping Pit by Christopher Hatherall On a routine trading mission from Whitecross to Evelyn Piper's Foundation, Jenny Richards and community doctor Ruth Anderson are ambushed by desperate scavengers. When the tables turn, an escape attempt becomes a struggle for survival. With a young man's life hanging in the balance, Ruth's skills are put to the ultimate test. 6.3 Revenge of Heaven by Simon Clark Greg Preston has forged links with survivors in Norway to start rebuilding society. He's ready to return home to his family... until an unexpected visitor drags him into a race across the Scandinavian snows. Hope for the future lies with a kidnapped scientist, and some will go to any lengths to control that hope. 6.4 Lockup by Andrew Smith As her journey continues, Abby encounters a secure and well-ordered community, based inside a prison complex, calling itself 'Peacetown'. But the settlement is not as idyllic as its name suggests, and the lockup harbours secrets. Among them, a prisoner. Someone Abby knows of old... A man called Greg Preston. Written By: Christopher Hatherall, Simon Clark, Ian Potter, Andrew Smith Directed By: Ken Bentley Cast Carolyn Seymour (Abby Grant), Ian McCulloch (Greg Preston), Lucy Fleming (Jenny), Helen Goldwyn (Ruth), Zoe Tapper (Evelyn Piper), James Wilby (Brendon Glover / Duffin), Emily Joyce (Sasha Flint), Gunnar Cauthery (Alan Kelly/ Sam Fulcher), Leighton Pugh (Dan Lacey / Ulryk), Julie Graham (Katherine Tanner), Tracy Wiles (Professor Valentina Raskova), Alex Blake (Pierre/ Hague), Ellie Burrow (Postwoman / Gail Fulcher), Andrew Wincott (Sick Man/ Mangham), George Watkins (Craig), Hannah Genesius (Spike), Christopher Hatherall (Titch), Sheila Reid (The Countess). Producer David Richardson Script Editor Matt Fitton


  • TDP 689: TV DOCTOR WHO Doctor Falls

    5 July 2017 (6:44am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 17 minutes and 36 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast reviews "The Doctor Falls" Notes from wiki Rachel Talalay Steven Moffat 1 July 2017 TBD 83 Escaping to the next floor of the ship, the Doctor tries to comfort Bill, who has retained her humanity, though this is wearing thin. This floor of the ship is a simulated countryside, where the group helps defend the villagers from the oncoming Cybermen. Knowing they are overwhelmed, the Doctor attempts to convince Missy and the Master to help him. They refuse, though Missy seems conflicted. Hoping to save the villagers, the Doctor tells Nardole to take them to another floor while he sacrifices himself. Bill opts to stay with the Doctor, and Nardole says goodbye, taking the villagers to safety. Elsewhere, before escaping to their TARDIS, Missy betrays the Master to help the Doctor by stabbing him in the back, triggering the regeneration process. He shoots her in return, killing her. The Doctor fights off the Cybermen, but is shot by the now fully-converted Bill. He proceeds to blow up the whole floor, killing himself. Bill somehow survives, with Heather appearing before her. They kiss, and Heather reveals she changed Bill into her species so she could live on. The two take the Doctor back to his TARDIS, Bill using her species' healing powers to bring him back before she and Heather leave to see the universe together. The Doctor awakens as the regeneration process begins. He refuses, attempting to stop it, and exits the TARDIS onto an icy planet, where he is greeted by the First Doctor.


  • TDP 682: Main Range 226 SHADOW PLANET WORLD APART from @BigFinish

    30 June 2017 (12:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 10 minutes and 7 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast reviews This title was released in June 2017. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until July 31st 2017, and on general sale after this date. Shadow Planet by AK Benedict Troubled? Anxious? Tormented by self-doubt? Come to Unity, the psychic planet! From our therapy centre beside Unity's idyllic shores, the Unity Corporation can help you overcome all your problems. How? By using a patented combination of technology and Jungian psychology, we can bring you face to face with your shadow self. The hidden you. The dark you. The you that no-one knows... Rest assured: the process is perfectly safe. Nothing can possibly go wrong. And that's guaranteed! World Apart by Scott Handcock If you're reading this, it's too late. There's no way off this planet. You will never escape Nirvana. Written By: AK Benedict, Scott Handcock Directed By: Ken Bentley Cast Sylvester McCoy(The Doctor), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Philip Olivier (Hex), Belinda Lang (Mrs Wheeler), Sarah Thom (Sandy/Captain Karren), Nickolas Grace(Professor Grove), Ben Mansfield (Loglan/Shadow Loglan). Other parts played by members of the cast. Producer David Richardson Script Editor Alan Barnes


  • TDP 685: TV DOCTOR WHO 2017 EP11 - World Enough and Time

    28 June 2017 (6:14am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 17 minutes and 15 seconds

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    @tindogpodcast reviews from wiki 275a 11 "World Enough and Time" Rachel Talalay Steven Moffat 24 June 2017 TBD 85 In a snowspace, the Doctor stumbles from the TARDIS and regenerates. Earlier, the Doctor proposed to test Missy by having her answer a distress call. They arrive via TARDIS on a colony ship reversing away from a black hole. They are held at gunpoint by Jorj, who demands to know which of them is human, and Jorj shoots Bill. The Doctor, Missy, and Nardole learn that a few days ago, some of the crew had gone down to the ship's bowels but never returned. Jorj claims the ship was other empty, but the Doctor shows there's thousands of humans, the first crew descendants: due to time dilation, time moves much faster at the ship's bowels. Bill awakens in a hospital, having been fitted with a replacement heart. Razor, the hospital caretaker, explains that some of the patients are waiting to be "upgraded" to escape the ship's polluted air. Years later, they see footage of the Doctor coming down the lift, having only been a few minutes for him. The Doctor, Nardole and Missy arrive to determine the origin of the colony ship: Mondas. Razor approaches Missy and reveals himself to be her previous incarnation, formally known as the Master. The Doctor and Nardole find a Cyberman who reveals itself as Bill.


  • TDP 682: TV DOCTOR WHO - EATERS OF LIGHT

    21 June 2017 (6:31pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 11 minutes and 28 seconds

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    The Eaters of Light" is the tenth episode of the tenth series of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It is written by Rona Munro and was broadcast on 17 June 2017 on BBC One. "The Eaters of Light" sees the return of a writer from the classic era of the programme, making her the only writer to date to have worked on the classic and revived eras of the show; the episode received mixed reviews from television critics. The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) takes Bill (Pearl Mackie) and Nardole (Matt Lucas) to the Scotland in the second century to settle their different theories about what happened to the ninth legion of the Roman army that vanished. When they arrive, however, they find an alien menace from another dimension that may be the reason behind the vanishing, but is a far greater threat than any army.


  • TDP 679: UNIT 4 - UNIT ASSEMBLED from @BigFinish

    17 June 2017 (5:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 17 minutes and 43 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast reviews Kate Stewart and her UNIT team investigate and confront alien attacks on the planet Earth. Something is stirring, an old foe to those in UNIT with a long memory. And fortunately, to face an old foe... There are old friends. 4.1 Call to Arms by Matt Fitton Mike Yates braves a stormy night in the Lakes to help celebrate a milestone for John Benton. An evening of fond reminiscences of old glories and friends awaits. But a long-buried past is about to catch up with them. Meanwhile, on the rain-lashed moors, what begins as a routine mission for modern-day UNIT quickly becomes a fight for survival. 4.2 Tidal Wave by Guy Adams When an experimental tidal power generator needs its eco-friendly credentials checked, Kate Stewart calls in an expert. Soon, Jo Jones is bound for 'Project Charybdis' in the South Atlantic, along with an awestruck Osgood. But out at sea, a treacherous plan is set in motion to awake an ancient race. Beneath the seabed an army is sleeping - an army of Sea Devils! 4.3 Retrieval by Guy Adams As the Earth's primeval rulers reclaim their birthright, UNIT must stand against them. Kate Stewart and Osgood venture into a Mediterranean stronghold to retrieve a means to fight back. But a Silurian warrior is on their trail. Once she has the humans' scent, Commander Tryska will never give up the hunt. 4.4 United by Matt Fitton The Silurians hold Great Britain under siege. Grand Marshal Jastrok rules the seas and the skies with reptile forces. On the ground, Commander Kalana crushes all ape resistance. With Kate Stewart trapped, defence of the realm falls to UNIT's old guard. Jo Jones, Mike Yates and John Benton are ready to do their duty and stand united. Deploying May 2017 Written By: Matt Fitton, Guy Adams Directed By: Ken Bentley Cast Jemma Redgrave (Kate Stewart), Ingrid Oliver (Osgood), James Joyce (Josh Carter), Warren Brown (Lt. Sam Bishop), Richard Franklin (Mike Yates), John Levene (John Benton), Katy Manning(Jo Jones), Richard Hope (Jastrok), Neve McIntosh (Kalana), Nicholas Briggs (Sea Devils), Nicholas Asbury (Burmaster), Annette Holland (Anne), Alex Tregear (Laura Sale). Other parts played by the cast. Producer David Richardson Script Editor Ken Bentley Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs This title was released in May 2017. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until July 31st 2017, and on general sale after this date.


  • TDP 678: 4th Doctor Adventures 6.6 - SUBTERRANEA from @BigFinish

    14 June 2017 (9:54am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 8 minutes and 27 seconds

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    @tindogpodcast reviews The TARDIS is going underground. When the Doctor and Romana find themselves buried beneath the surface of an alien world, they're soon swallowed up by a giant burrowing machine. This is where the inhabitants of this planet live - in huge, constantly moving, Drill-towns, chewing up the fuel and resources of the planet in order to survive. But something else lurks in the earth. Something that feeds on the Drill-towns. Something that is relentless and will not stop. The Silex are hunting. Written By: Jonathan Morris Directed By: Nicholas Briggs Cast Tom Baker (The Doctor), Lalla Ward (Romana), Matthew Cottle(Mr Maxwell Wilberforce Bell), Abigail McKern (Mrs Lucretia Bell), Robbie Stevens (Mr Jelicho Wigg/ Mr Wilfer Wagstaff), Jane Slavin(Miss Arabella Wagstaff/ Mrs Betsy Wagstaff), John Banks (Silex/ Mr Stoker). Other parts played by members of the cast. Producer David Richardson Script Editor John Dorney Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs


  • TDP 681: TV Doctor Who - 2017 09 Empress of Mars

    12 June 2017 (9:55pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 13 minutes and 50 seconds

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    Empress of Mars" is the ninth episode of the tenth series of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It is written by Mark Gatiss and was broadcast on 10 June 2017 on BBC One. "Empress of Mars" received generally favorable reviews from television critics. The Doctor (Peter Capaldi), Nardole (Matt Lucas), and Bill (Pearl Mackie) travel to Mars, but upon arrival, they find themselves in the middle of a conflict between the Ice Warriors and Victorian soldiers. The episode marks the return of the Ice Warriors, last seen in "Cold War", an episode of the seventh series that was also written by Gatiss. Contents [hide] 1Synopsis 1.1Continuity 1.2Outside references 2Production 2.1Writing 3Broadcast and reception 3.1Critical reception 4References 5External links Synopsis[edit] On Earth 2017, NASA finds the words "God save the Queen" made of rocks buried under the ice cap of Mars. The Doctor, Bill and Nardole venture to Mars in 1881 to investigate, and they discover that the planet is occupied by human soldiers from Victorian Britain. Nardole goes back into the TARDIS, but it departs for unexplained reasons, returning to the university in present day. Nardole has to ask Missy for help getting back. The humans have befriended an Ice Warrior they have named Friday. Captain Catchlove says they rescued Friday from his crashed spaceship while on patrol in Africa. In exchange, Friday allowed the soldiers to use his species' technology to travel to and mine Mars. The Doctor surmises that Friday is using them to access to his hive. They soon unearth the tomb of the Ice Queen. Despite Colonel Godsacre's order to not approach it, one guard cuts a crystal from the base of the tomb which revives the Ice Queen, Iraxxa. Iraxxa's waking leads to a confrontation with the humans. Friday tells Iraxxa it has been 5,000 years, and Mars' surface is uninhabitable; the Doctor asks Iraxxa to show mercy and gain help from the humans. Dismissing the Doctor and the soldiers, she asks Bill for her opinion, as a fellow woman. She decides to relent based on Bill's word, but then a soldier suddenly fires his rifle, the shot harmlessly glancing off Iraxxa's helmet. Provoked, she returns fire. Catchlove takes command, locking up the Doctor, Bill, and Godsacre, and traps Iraxxa and Friday within the tomb, where they start reviving more Ice Warriors. As the Ice Warriors launch their attack, Friday allies himself with the Doctor and Bill and helps the Doctor gain control of the mining device. The Doctor threatens to use it to bury all under the ice cap. Catchlove holds Iraxxa at knifepoint and attempts to force her to help him pilot a spaceship back to Earth. Godsacre manages to surprise Catchlove and kills him, then begs Iraxxa to kill him. Iraxxa calls off the attack in exchange for Godsacre pledging himself to the Ice Warriors. The Doctor covertly contacts Alpha Centauri to assist the Ice Warriors. The Doctor and Bill help Godsacre leave the message that NASA will discover. Nardole re-appears with the TARDIS. Missy is also on board and expresses concern about the Doctor's health. Continuity[edit] The Doctor's sonic screwdriver still has "no setting for wood", a defect first mentioned in "Silence in the Library". The portrait of Queen Victoria displayed resembles Pauline Collins, who played the role in "Tooth and Claw". [1] Outside references[edit] Friday is named after the character "Friday" from Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe.[1] Bill mentions the movies The Terminator and The Thing, and the Doctor refers to the film Frozen.[1] Upon the discovery of the Ice Empress' tomb, the Doctor says "I've got a bad feeling about this," a recurring phrase in the Star Wars franchise.[2] Production[edit] The read-through for "Empress of Mars" was on 11 January 2017. Filming with the previous episode "The Lie of the Land started on 27 January, with principal shooting ending on 22 February.[2] Writing[edit] The story was originally to have been set on Peladon rather than Mars, hence the return of Alpha Centauri after 43 years.[1]It was also reported to have originally been planned as a sequel to the ninth series episode " Sleep No More", also by Mark Gatiss, referenced in the line delivered by the Ice Empress exhorting her warriors to "sleep no more".[3] Broadcast and reception[edit] The episode was watched by 3.58 million overnight.[4] It received an AI of 83.[5] Critical reception[edit] Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating Rotten Tomatoes (Tomatometer) Rotten Tomatoes (Average Score) The A.V. Club Entertainment Weekly SFX Magazine [6] TV Fanatic IndieWire IGN 8.2[7] New York Magazine Radio Times [8] Daily Mirror [9] "Empress of Mars" received generally favorable reviews from television critics.[10]


  • TDP 680: TV DOCTOR WHO 2017 EP08 - The Lie of the Land

    9 June 2017 (8:27am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 15 minutes and 35 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast reviews The Lie of the Land" is the eighth episode of the tenth series of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. Written by Toby Whithouse, it was broadcast on 3 June 2017 on BBC One. "The Lie of the Land" received mixed to positive reviews from television critics. Continuing on after Bill (Pearl Mackie) gives her consent to the Monks, she and Nardole(Matt Lucas) have to find a way to rescue the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) after he is imprisoned, and end the Monk's invasion of Earth. It is the third and final of three loosely connected episodes called "The Monks Trilogy". Synopsis The Monks are rulers of the Earth, and appear to have been on Earth for millions of years, guiding human development. Bill and a few others are aware of the truth: the Monks have only been present on Earth for six months. Those who hold this view are imprisoned for "memory crimes". The Doctor appears on television praising the Monks' guidance over humanity. Bill keeps herself grounded in reality by imagining that she is talking with her long-dead mother, based on pictures the Doctor gave her. Nardole, also aware of the truth, locates Bill and helps her to find the prison hulk where the Doctor is thought to be a captive. Inside, after a team of commandoes swarm inside, the Doctor tells Bill he is cooperating willingly with the Monks, believing that humanity was doomed without their guidance. Bill becomes distraught and shoots the Doctor, who appears to begin regenerating, but quickly stops. The entire scenario is revealed to have been a test by Nardole, the Doctor and the team, to make sure Bill was not under the influence of the Monks. At the university where the Doctor and Bill work, they enter the Vault to talk to Missy, who says she has encountered the Monks before. She confirms the Monks maintain control by broadcasting a signal containing the false history to their subjugated victims via the numerous statues they have built across Earth, enabled by a psychic link established through the person who originally gave "consent"; Missy claims she defeated them during her own encounter by killing that individual. The implication is that Bill must die as the one who gave consent on Earth. Believing there is another solution, the Doctor, Bill, Nardole, and the commandoes infiltrate the Monks' pyramid in London so that the Doctor can hijack their broadcast with his own mind to break the psychic transmission. In the central chamber, the Doctor attempts to link his mind to the controlling Monk, who after a struggle overpowers the Doctor. Bill intends to sacrifice herself, linking her own mind to the Monk's despite the Doctor's protests. The Monks' broadcast is replaced with images of Bill's mother, which the Doctor recognises is a strong and loving memory in Bill's mind. Humanity wakes up from the Monks' lies and revolts against them. The Doctor, Bill, and Nardole watch as the Monks abandon Earth. Sometime later, the Doctor and Bill find that most of humanity have no recollection of the Monks. In the Vault, Missy expresses remorse for those she has killed. Continuity[edit] In images showing the Monks' aid to humanity, clips from the stories "Blink", "Nightmare in Silver" and "Into the Dalek" are shown. Later a clip from the "The Pilot" was seen, as well as several still images from past episodes of the new series.[2] Magpie Electrical, which first debuted in "The Idiot's Lantern" and recurs throughout the revival series, is shown as the shop where Bill watches one of the Doctor's broadcasts.[3][4] Outside references Missy briefly plays selections from Eric Satie's Gnossienne No. 1 and Scott Joplin's "The Entertainer" on her piano.[2] Production The read-through for "The Lie of the Land" took place on 11 January 2017. Filming took place, alongside the subsequent episode "Empress of Mars", from 16 January to 22 February 2017.[2] In Missy's initial scene, the visual of her eyes superimposed over a panning shot is an homage to a similar scene from the 1996 film.[2] Broadcast and reception The episode was watched by 3.01 million overnight, the series' lowest overnight rating in its history, after the rating of 3.10 million for Battlefield in 1989. This was due to the episode being placed directly against the Britain's Got Talent finale.[5] It received an AI of 82.[6] Critical reception Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating Rotten Tomatoes (Tomatometer) 90%[7] Rotten Tomatoes (Average Score) 6.74[7] The A.V. Club B-[8] Entertainment Weekly B[9] SFX Magazine 5/5 stars[10] IndieWire B[11] IGN 8.7 [12] New York Magazine 3/5 stars[13] Radio Times 2/5 stars[14] Daily Mirror 2/5 stars[15] "The Lie of the Land" received mixed to positive reviews, with "a number reviewers finding it the weakest story in the season so far".[16] The episode currently holds a score of 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, the site's consensus reading ""The Lie of the Land" closes a significant chapter for Doctor Who's tenth season -- yet leaves some major characters' fates tantalizingly open."[7]


  • TDP 680: TV Doctor Who - The Lie of the Land

    9 June 2017 (7:07am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 16 minutes and 6 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast reviews The Lie of the Land" is the eighth episode of the tenth series of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. Written by Toby Whithouse, it was broadcast on 3 June 2017 on BBC One. "The Lie of the Land" received mixed to positive reviews from television critics. Continuing on after Bill (Pearl Mackie) gives her consent to the Monks, she and Nardole(Matt Lucas) have to find a way to rescue the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) after he is imprisoned, and end the Monk's invasion of Earth. It is the third and final of three loosely connected episodes called "The Monks Trilogy". Synopsis The Monks are rulers of the Earth, and appear to have been on Earth for millions of years, guiding human development. Bill and a few others are aware of the truth: the Monks have only been present on Earth for six months. Those who hold this view are imprisoned for "memory crimes". The Doctor appears on television praising the Monks' guidance over humanity. Bill keeps herself grounded in reality by imagining that she is talking with her long-dead mother, based on pictures the Doctor gave her. Nardole, also aware of the truth, locates Bill and helps her to find the prison hulk where the Doctor is thought to be a captive. Inside, after a team of commandoes swarm inside, the Doctor tells Bill he is cooperating willingly with the Monks, believing that humanity was doomed without their guidance. Bill becomes distraught and shoots the Doctor, who appears to begin regenerating, but quickly stops. The entire scenario is revealed to have been a test by Nardole, the Doctor and the team, to make sure Bill was not under the influence of the Monks. At the university where the Doctor and Bill work, they enter the Vault to talk to Missy, who says she has encountered the Monks before. She confirms the Monks maintain control by broadcasting a signal containing the false history to their subjugated victims via the numerous statues they have built across Earth, enabled by a psychic link established through the person who originally gave "consent"; Missy claims she defeated them during her own encounter by killing that individual. The implication is that Bill must die as the one who gave consent on Earth. Believing there is another solution, the Doctor, Bill, Nardole, and the commandoes infiltrate the Monks' pyramid in London so that the Doctor can hijack their broadcast with his own mind to break the psychic transmission. In the central chamber, the Doctor attempts to link his mind to the controlling Monk, who after a struggle overpowers the Doctor. Bill intends to sacrifice herself, linking her own mind to the Monk's despite the Doctor's protests. The Monks' broadcast is replaced with images of Bill's mother, which the Doctor recognises is a strong and loving memory in Bill's mind. Humanity wakes up from the Monks' lies and revolts against them. The Doctor, Bill, and Nardole watch as the Monks abandon Earth. Sometime later, the Doctor and Bill find that most of humanity have no recollection of the Monks. In the Vault, Missy expresses remorse for those she has killed. Continuity[edit] In images showing the Monks' aid to humanity, clips from the stories "Blink", "Nightmare in Silver" and "Into the Dalek" are shown. Later a clip from the "The Pilot" was seen, as well as several still images from past episodes of the new series.[2] Magpie Electrical, which first debuted in "The Idiot's Lantern" and recurs throughout the revival series, is shown as the shop where Bill watches one of the Doctor's broadcasts.[3][4] Outside references Missy briefly plays selections from Eric Satie's Gnossienne No. 1 and Scott Joplin's "The Entertainer" on her piano.[2] Production The read-through for "The Lie of the Land" took place on 11 January 2017. Filming took place, alongside the subsequent episode "Empress of Mars", from 16 January to 22 February 2017.[2] In Missy's initial scene, the visual of her eyes superimposed over a panning shot is an homage to a similar scene from the 1996 film.[2] Broadcast and reception The episode was watched by 3.01 million overnight, the series' lowest overnight rating in its history, after the rating of 3.10 million for Battlefield in 1989. This was due to the episode being placed directly against the Britain's Got Talent finale.[5] It received an AI of 82.[6] Critical reception Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating Rotten Tomatoes (Tomatometer) 90%[7] Rotten Tomatoes (Average Score) 6.74[7] The A.V. Club B-[8] Entertainment Weekly B[9] SFX Magazine 5/5 stars[10] IndieWire B[11] IGN 8.7 [12] New York Magazine 3/5 stars[13] Radio Times 2/5 stars[14] Daily Mirror 2/5 stars[15] "The Lie of the Land" received mixed to positive reviews, with "a number reviewers finding it the weakest story in the season so far".[16] The episode currently holds a score of 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, the site's consensus reading ""The Lie of the Land" closes a significant chapter for Doctor Who's tenth season -- yet leaves some major characters' fates tantalizingly open."[7]


  • TDP 679: UNIT 4 - UNIT ASSEMBLED from @BigFinish

    8 June 2017 (12:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 16 minutes and 50 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast reviews Kate Stewart and her UNIT team investigate and confront alien attacks on the planet Earth. Something is stirring, an old foe to those in UNIT with a long memory. And fortunately, to face an old foe... There are old friends. 4.1 Call to Arms by Matt Fitton Mike Yates braves a stormy night in the Lakes to help celebrate a milestone for John Benton. An evening of fond reminiscences of old glories and friends awaits. But a long-buried past is about to catch up with them. Meanwhile, on the rain-lashed moors, what begins as a routine mission for modern-day UNIT quickly becomes a fight for survival. 4.2 Tidal Wave by Guy Adams When an experimental tidal power generator needs its eco-friendly credentials checked, Kate Stewart calls in an expert. Soon, Jo Jones is bound for 'Project Charybdis' in the South Atlantic, along with an awestruck Osgood. But out at sea, a treacherous plan is set in motion to awake an ancient race. Beneath the seabed an army is sleeping - an army of Sea Devils! 4.3 Retrieval by Guy Adams As the Earth's primeval rulers reclaim their birthright, UNIT must stand against them. Kate Stewart and Osgood venture into a Mediterranean stronghold to retrieve a means to fight back. But a Silurian warrior is on their trail. Once she has the humans' scent, Commander Tryska will never give up the hunt. 4.4 United by Matt Fitton The Silurians hold Great Britain under siege. Grand Marshal Jastrok rules the seas and the skies with reptile forces. On the ground, Commander Kalana crushes all ape resistance. With Kate Stewart trapped, defence of the realm falls to UNIT's old guard. Jo Jones, Mike Yates and John Benton are ready to do their duty and stand united. Deploying May 2017 Written By: Matt Fitton, Guy Adams Directed By: Ken Bentley Cast Jemma Redgrave (Kate Stewart), Ingrid Oliver (Osgood), James Joyce (Josh Carter), Warren Brown (Lt. Sam Bishop), Richard Franklin (Mike Yates), John Levene (John Benton), Katy Manning(Jo Jones), Richard Hope (Jastrok), Neve McIntosh (Kalana), Nicholas Briggs (Sea Devils), Nicholas Asbury (Burmaster), Annette Holland (Anne), Alex Tregear (Laura Sale). Other parts played by the cast. Producer David Richardson Script Editor Ken Bentley Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs This title was released in May 2017. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until July 31st 2017, and on general sale after this date.


  • TDP 677: Torchwood 16 TORCHWOOD _ CASCADE _ CDRIP.TOR from @BigFinish

    7 June 2017 (9:21am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 8 minutes and 57 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast reviews This title was released in June 2017. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until August 31st 2017, and on general sale after this date. WARNING: The unauthorised reproduction or distribution of this copyrighted work is illegal. Your downloads are monitored. Internet piracy is a crime and is punishable by up to 5 years in prison, a fine of PS250,000 or death. Come on, we've all done it. We've all downloaded a cheeky little something we shouldn't have. After all, what's the harm, eh? You never get caught. No-one knows. No-one knocks at your door and tells you you're about to die. Turns out, there's something hiding in the internet. It knows what you've done. And it's going to stop you. Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners Written By: Scott Handcock Directed By: Scott Handcock Cast Naoko Mori (Toshiko Sato), Robbie Jarvis (Stephen), Ashley Kumar (Max), Rachel Handshaw (Nikki) Producer James Goss Script Editor David Llewellyn Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs


  • TDP 676: TV Doctor Who - Pyramid at end of world

    7 June 2017 (7:13am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 11 minutes and 28 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast review The Pyramid at the End of the World was the seventh episode of the tenth series of Doctor Who produced by BBC Wales. The episode saw Bill make a deal with the Monks to help the Twelfth Doctor regain his eyesight, having been blind since TV: Oxygen, in which he was exposed to the vacuum of space. CONTENTS[show] SYNOPSIS edit At a war zone in Turmezistan where American, Chinese, and Russian armies are about to meet, a 5,000-year-old pyramid stands. It's very strange, but one thing raises the suspicions of the United Nations: it just appeared overnight. The aliens inside claim that humans would cause the death of all life on Earth. Soon, the Twelfth Doctor, Bill and Nardole are facing an invasion the likes of which they have never seen before. Before they invade, the aliens need the permission of humanity. PLOT edit to be added CAST edit The Doctor - Peter Capaldi Bill - Pearl Mackie Nardole - Matt Lucas Secretary General - Togo Igawa The Commander - Nigel Hastings Colonel Don Brabbit - Eben Young Erica - Rachel Denning Douglas - Tony Gardner Ilya - Andrew Byron Xiaolian - Daphne Cheung Monk - Jamie Hill Voice of the Monk - Tim Bentinck UNCREDITED edit Penny - Ronke Adekolouejo CREW edit to be added REFERENCES edit SCIENCE edit Agrofuel Research Operations uses EC 07, EC 31 and EC 46 to genetically modify R. planticola. They have been experimenting with the bacteria for at least 26 days. Douglas is also working on Experiment 7C1677, Enzyme C36 and Culture 14578. The Doomsday Clock is mentioned as having been started by some atomic scientists in 1947. LOCATIONS edit Bill and Penny are at the pub. Bill and Penny go back to Bill's flat. The Doctor, Bill, Nardole and the representatives meet up in a base in Turmezistan. The Doctor's office is mentioned. As the windows aren't big enough, the UN had to break down some of the wall to get the TARDIS out. Bill is wearing a jacket with Okinawa printed on it. Agrofuel is located in Yorkshire. The Doctor mentions Chasm Forge. TECHNOLOGY edit Penny mentions the computer simulation. Penny says she's getting an Uber to get home. The UN car's driver is called on his iPhone. Boat One is boarded again. The Doctor plays his electric guitar. The Doctor uses his sonic sunglasses which have once again been modified to give him very limited spatial information; enough to identify structures and data involving individuals present with him (age, height, etc), but not enough for fine details, such as reading the numbers on a combination lock. The UN sends of a USAF B52 towards the Pyramid. The pilot "maydays" Red 12. Agrofuel uses Bowes brand computers. Citizens in Turmezistan use cameras to photograph the Pyramid. The UN military uses guns. The UN uses Defender 110s. Russia tried to use a missile from a submarine against the Pyramid. GriffinFinder is a search engine. The Monks used a simulation machine. The Doctor tells the people at the meeting to go use Google. ORGANISATIONS edit The Doctor is recruited by the United Nations. The Doctor mentions UNIT and UNIT HQ. The Doctor pays a visit to the Agrofuel Research Operations. BIOLOGY edit Bacteria are being researched in Agrofuel. Xiaolian mentions flu and plague as possible ends to the world. The Doctor mentions GM (genetically modified) bacteria. Erica says the greenhouses at Agrofuel are full of Ethanol. SPECIES edit Bill thinks the Monks are vampires. PEOPLE edit Bill and Penny laugh about the Pope being in Bill's flat. Bill calls the President "orange". Douglas has messages on his iPad from Terry Beyer-Rees (Head of Research), Dr Patel, J. Plant, P. Spriggs, Dr Sherives, K. Moore, P. Hilton, Dr D. Newton, Dr Palmer, S. Lamont and M. Henshaw. The Doctor thinks Erica calls him God when she says "Oh my God". The Doctor says "By George". Biological data edit According to the sonic sunglasses, Bill is female, 26 years old, 167.6cm tall, weighs 130.2 pounds, has a resting heart rate of 79BPM and a body temperature of 37.6 degrees Celsius. Nardole is male, 237 years old, 167.7cm tall, weighs 216.1 pounds, has a resting heart rate of 78BPM and a temperature of 30.3 degrees Celsius. Discounting River Song, whose status as a companion is a matter of debate, this data makes Nardole the oldest known companion to date. The Secretary General is male, 70 years old, 165.2cm tall, weighs 140.1 pounds, has a resting heart rate of 68BPM and a temperature of 37.9 degrees Celsius. Xiaolian is female, 41 years old, 167.0cm tall, weighs 126.7 pounds, has a resting heart rate of 76BPM and a temperature of 37.7 degrees Celsius. Don Brabbit is male, 59 years old, 177.6cm tall, weighs 141.0 pounds, has a resting heart rate of 69BPM and a temperature of 38.0 degrees Celsius. Ilya Svyatoslavovich is male, 70 years old, 186.7cm tall, weighs 176.4 pounds, has a resting heart rate of 72BPM and a temperature of 37.6 degrees Celsius. The Commander is male, 63 years old, 176.7cm tall, weighs 176.3 pounds, has a resting heart rate of 75BPM and a temperature of 37.6 degrees Celsius. One Monk has a height of 204.6cm and a weight of 93.5 pounds. Another has a height of 214.3cm. The glasses are unable to detect their ages. FOOD AND BEVERAGES edit Bill and Penny are drinking wine. Bill: white wine, Penny: red wine. Erica and Douglas drink coffee. Water is being drunk during the meetings in the base. Nardole mentions air, water, food and beer, as basic necessities. EVENTS edit The Doctor says that they are against World War III.


  • TDP 673: 4th Doctor 6.5 Haunting of Malkin Place from @BigFinish

    3 June 2017 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 6 minutes and 19 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast reviews THE HAUNTING OF MALKIN PLACE Whilst on the way to visit the birthplace of MR James, a chance encounter with a spiritualist on a train sends the Doctor and Romana on the trail of a ghost. It's the most convincing case of haunting he's ever heard of, he tells them. And so, on their arrival, does it appear to be. Things go bump in the night at Malkin Place. The voice of a crying child. Birds bursting into flight. Strange movements in a seance. The Doctor is determined there must be a rational explanation. But is science always the answer to everything? Written By: Phil Mulryne Directed By: Nicholas Briggs Cast Tom Baker (The Doctor), Lalla Ward (Romana), Simon Jones (Talbot), Denise Black (Mrs Mountford), Gunnar Cauthery(Maurice), Fiona Sheehan (Beatrice), Rikki Lawton (Tom), Phil Mulryne (Jack). Producer David Richardson Script Editor John Dorney


  • TDP 675: TV DOCTOR WHO 2017 EP06 Extremis

    23 May 2017 (12:37pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 17 minutes and 43 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast reviews #DOCTORWHO 2017 - EP06 #Extremis "Extremis" is the sixth episode of the tenth series of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It is written by Steven Moffat and was broadcast on 20 May 2017 on BBC One. "Extremis" received extremely positive reviews from television critics, with many praising Peter Capaldi's performance and Steven Moffat's script, though some commented on the complicated script. The Vatican calls upon the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) to investigate the Veritas, a book for which its readers typically kill themselves after reading it. When the Veritas is translated and leaked online, the Doctor must uncover the dark secret that the book holds. It is the first of three loosely connected episodes called "The Monks Trilogy".[1]


  • TDP 674: Main Range 225 Vortex Ice/Cortex Fire from @BigFinish

    17 May 2017 (12:10pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 9 minutes and 42 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast review of Vortex Ice by Jonathan Morris In search of 'exotic particles', the Doctor and Flip arrive 700 feet underground, in a mine in Northern Mexico - only to run into a scientific expedition. Among their number, an exobiologist. They're all on the hunt for alien life! Deep underground, the team finally uncovers a cave of vast crystals - like ice, despite the heat. And inside the crystal: something frozen. Something trapped in time. If only it were something simple, like a monster. But it's far, far worse than that. Cortex Fire by Ian Potter The Doctor brings Flip to the futuristic city of Festin, the best vantage point to witness a unique astronomical light show. In a city governed by the all-powerful network known as the Cortex, they're soon identified as outsiders - nihilists, perhaps, responsible for a wave of terror that's been sweeping the city... But the truth is different. The people of Festin are burning up. Spontaneously combusting. And no-one knows why. Written By: Jonathan Morris, Ian Potter Directed By: Ken Bentley Cast Colin Baker (The Doctor), Lisa Greenwood (Flip), Shobu Kapoor (Sai Chopra), Orlando Seale (Dylan Argent), Monty D'Inverno (Jannik Woolf), Rebecca Todd (Khoralla), Simon Dylan-Kane (Halus), Eve Webster (Bav/ Cortex/ Enforcer). Other parts played by members of the cast. Producer David Richardson Script Editor Alan Barnes


  • TDP 671: TV DOCTOR WHO 2017 EP05 Oxygen

    17 May 2017 (10:56am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 15 minutes and 43 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast review of "Oxygen" Charles Palmer Jamie Mathieson 13 May 2017 Nardole accompanies the Doctor and Bill to a space station to answer a distress call. Most of the crew have been killed by their smartsuits, robotic spacesuits capable of independent movement which are the only source of oxygen on the station, forcing the TARDIS crew to don spares. The suits received an order to "deactivate organic components"; some crew survived by being disconnected, but networked suits can transmit the command by touch. Bill's suit malfunctions, forcing the Doctor to give her his helmet to save her, exposing himself to the vacuum of space, which blinds him; he later leaves her behind to be electrocuted, knowing her suit hasn't the power for a lethal shock. The algorithm used by the company determined the crew were inefficient and thus too expensive to keep alive. He wires the survivors' life signs to the station so that if they die it will explode, making it more expensive to kill them, so the suits give over their remaining oxygen. Bill is revived, the Doctor's eyes are repaired, and the survivors return to their head office to complain. Back at the university, the Doctor reveals to Nardole he is still blind.


  • TDP 672: Mark Wright Interview

    15 May 2017 (9:03am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 32 minutes and 56 seconds

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    Longest @TinDogPodcast EVER 90 MINS! Interview with Author Mark Wright @mwrightwriter Mark Wright has written many audiobooks, short stories, comic strips and novels for world-famous characters such as ***Doctor Who, The Sarah Jane Adventures,*** ***Power Rangers*** and ***Blake 7. ***He is the co-author (along with Cavan Scott) of the Sunday Times Top Ten bestselling miscellany, ***Who-ology* and its follow up, ***Wit, Wisdom and Timey-Wimey Stuff*. Mark is currently co-editor of ***Doctor Who - The Complete History*** part work, and regularly contributes to the pages of the official ***Doctor Who Magazine*** and its sister publication, ***The Essential Doctor Who.* He has recently turned his hand to scripting the on-going comic strip adventures of the Doctor in the pages of ***Doctor Who Magazine*** and is having more fun than is probably allowed writing about his favourite Time Lord. A full-time writer, Mark lives i near Halifax. Mark Wright is a writer who frequently collaborates with Cavan Scott. He also served as a production assistant for Doctor Who Magazine beginning with issue 448. WRITER AUDIO edit Big Finish main range Project: Twilight (with Cavan Scott) The Church and the Crown (with Cavan Scott) Project: Lazarus (with Cavan Scott) Project: Destiny (with Cavan Scott) Masters of Earth (with Cavan Scott) The Companion Chronicles The Prisoner of Peladon (with Cavan Scott) The Many Deaths of Jo Grant (with Cavan Scott) Project: Nirvana (with Cavan Scott) Big Finish Bernice Summerfield The Kraken's Lament Counter-Measures Peshka (with Cavan Scott) Iris Wildthyme The Claws of Santa (with Cavan Scott) Whatever Happened to Iris Wildthyme? (with Cavan Scott) Iris at the Oche Destiny of the Doctor Night of the Whisper (with Cavan Scott) Fourth Doctor Adventures The Eternal Battle (with Cavan Scott) New Series Adventures audiobooks The Nu-Humans (with Cavan Scott) SJA audiobooks Wraith World (with Cavan Scott) NOVELS New Worlds Project: Valhalla (with Cavan Scott) SHORT STORIES Short Trips Light at the End of the Tunnel (in Short Trips: Steel Skies) Mortlake (in Short Trips: Past Tense) ...Be Forgot (with Cavan Scott, in Short Trips: A Christmas Treasury) That Which Went Away (in Short Trips: Seven Deadly Sins) Faithful Friends: Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 (with Cavan Scott, in Short Trips: The Ghosts of Christmas) Twilight's End (with Cavan Scott, in Short Trips: Defining Patterns) Priceless Junk (with Cavan Scott, in Short Trips: Indefinable Magic) Big Finish Bernice Summerfield Christmas Spirit (with Cavan Scott, in The Dead Men Diaries) The Crystal Flower (with Cavan Scott, in Life During Wartime) Benny and Louise (with Cavan Scott, in Missing Adventures) Iris Wildthyme The Unhappy Medium (with Cavan Scott, in Iris Wildthyme and the Celestial Omnibus) Iris Wildthyme and the Colonic in Space (with Cavan Scott, in Iris: Abroad) Project: Wildthyme (with Cavan Scott, in Iris: Fifteen) BBC website The Feast of the Stone (with Cavan Scott) The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who Sunset Over Venus COMICS Project: Longinus Project: Longinus (with Cavan Scott) The Dream (with Cavan Scott) Bullies (with Cavan Scott) Doctor Who Magazine Space Invaders! The Highgate Horror The Pestilent Heart Moving In Bloodsport Be Forgot Doorway to Hell Doctor Who Adventures The Purrfect Crime REFERENCES BOOKS Who-ology: The Official Miscellany (with Cavan Scott) The Quotable Doctor Who - Wit, Wisdom and Timey-Wimey Stuff (with Cavan Scott) ACTOR BIG FINISH DOCTOR WHO AUDIO STORIES The Fearmonger - Stephen Keyser The Eye of the Scorpion - Slave Project: Twilight - Mr Deeks The One Doctor - Guard Real Time - Dean DOCTOR WHO UNBOUND Sympathy for the Devil - Marcus BERNICE SUMMERFIELD The Kraken's Lament - Shopper


  • TDP 667: The Shape of Things to Come From @Bigfinish

    13 May 2017 (7:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 8 minutes and 47 seconds

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    Review by @TinDogPodcast This title was released in May 2017. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until June 30th 2017, and on general sale after this date. Every action has consequences. One confrontation, one punch, one bullet - something as simple as a gesture on a train - all can change the course of history. British diplomat Dr Philip Raven knows the world is on a knife edge. But he is about to see how history might have played out differently. How there could be a better future for those who dare to grasp it. An emissary from that future has come to show him... The Shape of Things to Come. Producer David Richardson Script Editor Matt Fitton Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs Written By: HG Wells, dramatised by Guy Adams Directed By: Lisa Bowerman Cast Nicola Walker (Jane), Sam Troughton (Raven), Ewan Bailey (Arden Essende), Simon Greenall (Hooper Hamilton), Eve Webster (Moira Caruso/ Anna), Duncan Wisbey (Titus Cobbett), Stuart Milligan (Benito Caruso). Other parts played by members of the cast.


  • TDP 670: TV DOCTOR WHO 2017 EP04 - Knock Knock

    10 May 2017 (7:20am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 12 minutes and 54 seconds

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    Bill and five students (Shireen, Pavel, Harry, Felicity and Paul), seeking to room together, take an offer by an elderly Landlord for a large mansion at very low cost, as long as they do not enter the tower. Bill gets the Doctor to help with her move. The Doctor insinuates himself among Bill's friends, to Bill's consternation, but is troubled by the numerous noises the house makes, including knocking back when the Doctor knocks on the walls. As night falls, the knocking noises grow, and Bill's friends start to disappear. All the exits from the house are sealed tight, preventing any of them from leaving and separating the remaining ones. Bill and Shireen see Pavel half-absorbed in the wall, and the Landlord appears, striking a tuning fork which causes Pavel to disappear completely. The Doctor discovers the house's woodwork infested with insect-like creatures he calls Dryads. They are responsible for drawing the others into the woodwork prior to consuming them. The Doctor and Harry soon find evidence that every twenty years, a new set of students have been brought to the house to feed the Dryads. The Landlord arrives and admits that he needs the Dryads to keep his daughter Eliza alive in the tower. The Doctor and Bill converge on the tower, finding Eliza's body is now made completely of wood. The Doctor determines that the Landlord is actually Eliza's son, a memory long forgotten. As a boy, he had brought his terminally-ill mother some dormant Dryads he found, unaware of their power. When they heard a high-pitched sound from her music box, they awoke and started turning Eliza to wood to stave off her illness. Since then, the Landlord has controlled the Dryads to keep Eliza well while signing on new tenants to become the Dryads' source of nourishment. Eliza is dismayed to find she has been "living" for so long without an actual life outside the house. Being able to control the Dryads, Eliza takes the Landlord into a hug, over his objections, and thanks the Doctor before having the Dryads consume them, while also reconstituting all of Bill's friends. The group escapes the house before it collapses in on itself. Back at the university, the Doctor offers to take over watch of the vault from Nardole. The sounds of a piano can be heard coming from inside as the Doctor enters to have dinner with the prisoner inside. Continuity[edit] When talking about the Time Lords, Bill asks "Do you wear robes and big hats", to which the Doctor replies "No, big collars mostly". This is a reference to the classic series when Time Lords did wear large collars with their robes, which were introduced in The Deadly Assassin.[1] The Doctor also inadvertently mentions regeneration, but then quickly changes the subject.[1] Outside references[edit] Bill is called out for having a Little Mix playlist by her roommates.[2] The Little Mix songs "Black Magic" and "Weird People" are played during the episode. Production[edit] The read-through for the second production block of the tenth series took place on 18 July 2016, and filming began on 1 August 2016, starting with the third episode of the series, "Thin Ice", and then the fourth episode, "Knock Knock".[3][4] The episode was originally titled "The Haunted Hub".[5] The Fields House in Newport served as the mansion in this story; it had also been used for the Wester Drumlins house in the episode Blink.[2] David Suchet stated he "completely freaked" when he realized on the third day of filming that his family had rented the exact same house the Christmas before for the holidays. [6] In an earlier version of the script Harry, one of Bill's friends, was to be revealed as the grandson of a previous companion of the Fourth Doctor, Harry Sullivan, but this scene was later dropped from the final script.[7] Broadcast and reception[edit] After the episode was first broadcast, people in the UK could view a binaural version of the episode on BBC iPlayer.[8] The episode was watched by 4.32 million overnight, up a half-million viewers from the previous episode, "Thin Ice", and the highest-viewed story overnight since the series opener "The Pilot".[9] It received an Appreciation Index score of 83.[10] Critical reception[edit] Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating Rotten Tomatoes (Tomatometer) 85%[11] Rotten Tomatoes (Average Score) 7.39[11] The A.V. Club B+[12] Entertainment Weekly B+[13] SFX Magazine [14] TV Fanatic [15] IGN 8.7[16] New York Magazine [17] Radio Times [18] "Knock Knock" received mixed reviews from critics, receiving criticism regarding the strength of the writing, but praise on the quality of the performances in the story, particularly Suchet's. "Knock Knock" holds a score of 85% on Rotten Tomatoes, the site's consensus reading "A bit of narrative weakness aside, "Knock Knock" is a wonderful mix of nostalgia, horror, humor, and monsters that culminates into a powerful and emotionally complex episode."[11]


  • TDP 669:Torchwood 15 CORPSE DAY from @BigFinish

    9 May 2017 (12:09pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 6 minutes and 58 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast review of Glynn Lewis is just putting up a spice rack when there's a knock at the door. A knock that will bring a brutal end to his perfect family. PC Andy is very excited. It's Corpse Day - the day when the local constabulary get help on dead cases from Torchwood. This year, he's volunteered to act as liaison, and he knows he's going to have a brilliant time. For Dr Owen Harper, today's just like any other. There'll be bloodshed, screaming and murder. At the end of it all, he doesn't care. After all, life's just for the living, and he's long dead. Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners Written By: James Goss Directed By: Scott Handcock Cast Burn Gorman (Owen Harper), Tom Price (Andy Davidson), Hannah Maddox (Angela), Alex Tregear (Jan), Nigel Betts (Glynn), Oliver Mason (Sonny), Rhian Blundell (Marta), Aly Cruickshank (Desk Sergeant), Charlotte O'Leary (Waitress) Producer James Goss Script Editor Steve Tribe Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs


  • TDP 663 Torchwood - 14 The Dolls House from @BigFinish

    6 May 2017 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 7 minutes and 30 seconds

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    This title was released in April 2017. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until June 30th 2017, and on general sale after this date. 1970s Los Angeles - the city of angels and broken dreams. Three remarkable women keep the West Coast safe from alien attacks - they are Torchwood Los Angeles. So many young girls come to this city hoping for something better. For some, luck is just around the corner. For others that golden ticket never arrives and they just fade away. But it's not that simple. Everyone has a value to someone, and Torchwood are about to discover Hollywood's darkest secret. Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners. Written By: Juno Dawson Directed By: Lisa Bowerman Cast Laila Pyne (Marlow Sweet), Kelly-Anne Lyons (Charley Du Bujeau), Ajjaz Awad (Gabi Martinez), Stuart Milligan (Don Donohue), Eve Webster (Valerie Fox), David Menkin (Brad), Guy Adams (Mr Beamish). Other parts played by members of the cast. Producer James Goss Script Editor Steve Tribe Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs


  • TDP 668: 4th Doctor Phillip Hinchcliffe Presents Helm of Awe from @BigFinish

    4 May 2017 (6:37am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 7 minutes and 53 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast reviews Philip Hinchcliffe, acclaimed producer of Doctor Who (1975-77) returns to tell new stories for the Fourth Doctor and Leela. The TARDIS arrives on the remote Shetland isle of Bothness and the Doctor and Leela find themselves threatened by Vikings! Only all is not as it seems. The locals are celebrating the old Norse fire festival of Up Helly Aa, so there's nothing to be worried about. Or is there? For, unknown to the islanders, the TARDIS crew are on the trail of an ancient artefact invested with mysterious powers that has recently been stolen and brought to this remote location. Somewhere on this island lurks something ancient, and evil, and alien. The Doctor and Leela will have to stop it. Only on this occasion time might not be on their side. Written By: Philip Hinchcliffe, adapted by Marc Platt Directed By: Ken Bentley Cast Tom Baker (The Doctor), Louise Jameson (Leela), Joanna Vanderham (Joanna Renwick), David Rintoul (Professor Angus Renwick), Jane Slavin (Peggy), Ewan Bailey (Davy McTavit), Kieran Bew (Murdo Jamieson), Chris Porter (Nardos), Fleur Hinchcliffe (Young Angus Renwick) Producer David Richardson Script Editor John Dorney


  • TDP 666: TV DOCTOR WHO 2017 EP03 Thin Ice

    3 May 2017 (8:25am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 7 minutes and 2 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast review The Doctor and Bill find they have arrived in London in 1814, in the midst of a frost fair on the frozen Thames. After dressing in period garments, they take to explore it, unaware the TARDIS sensors have identified a large life form, a kilometer long, under the ice. The Doctor's sonic screwdriver is nicked by Spider, one of several orphan pickpockets led by Kitty. The Doctor and Bill chase down Spider and Kitty away from the fair. There, glowing lights under the ice encircle Spider's feet and before the Doctor can save him, Spider is pulled through the ice. Bill is troubled by the Doctor's lack of remorse for Spider's death. They track down Kitty and learn they have been paid to bring more people to the fair, with some having gone missing. The Doctor and Bill get into diving suits and purposely let the lights take them; the lights belong to strange fish, and they find a giant sea creature ensnared by chains, which has eaten Spider and others. Returning to land, they learn from Kitty that their benefactor is the wealthy Lord Sutcliffe. Sutcliffe affirms his family has used the creature to amass a fortune by feeding it victims then collecting and selling its waste as a super powerful replacement for coal. Fearing the Doctor knows too much, Sutcliffe sends the Doctor and Bill to be eaten, while he rigs a bomb to cause the ice to shatter with maximum possible casualties for fish food. The Doctor and Bill escape, and while Bill works with Kitty and the other orphans to clear people off the ice, the Doctor takes the bomb and places it on the creature's chains. When Sutcliffe sets off the bomb, the creature is able to swim free and Sutcliffe is lost in the freezing water. The Doctor rewrites the deed to the Sutcliffe mansion and its staff to the orphans, allowing them to live there as long as they want. They return to the present, where Nardole scolds the Doctor for breaking his oath to stay on Earth. Bill finds from old newspapers that the orphans lived a fulfilling life, though surprised there was no mention of the sea creature. Nardole, while checking the Vault beneath the University, hears something behind it knock repeatedly and says he will only let it out with a proper request from the Doctor. Continuity The Doctor mentions that he has attended Frost Fairs before. In "A Good Man Goes to War", River Song says that the Eleventh Doctor took her to the 1814 Fair for her birthday, where they were serenaded by Stevie Wonder. The First Doctor took Vicki and Steven to the 1814 fair in Frostfire, where they encounter Jane Austen. The Twelfth Doctor also took Clara Oswald to the 1814 Fair in the novel Silhouette, after promising to take her in "The Caretaker". "Doctor Disco" is the same name the Doctor used when leaving Clara a voice message in "The Zygon Invasion". The Seventh Doctor tells Ace in Remembrance of the Daleks that "your species has the most amazing capacity for self-deception", since there is no record of "the Zygon gambit with the Loch Ness Monster" or "the Yetis in the Underground". In "In the Forest of the Night", the Twelfth Doctor tells Clara that "the human superpower (is) forgetting" extraordinary events.[1] Outside references The Frost Fair of 1814, by Luke Clenell The episode features a visit to the 1814 frost fair, the last one to be held at the Old London Bridge (replaced in 1831), which caused the water flow in the Thames to slow enough to allow it to freeze. As part of a stunt during that fair, replicated in this episode, an elephant was led across the frozen Thames.[4] During one scene with the orphans, the Doctor reads them "The Story of Little Suck-a-Thumb" from Heinrich Hoffmann's Struwwelpeter, which would not actually be published until 1845.[4]


  • TDP 664: Doctor Who Main Range 224 - Alien Heart Dalek Soul from @BigFinish

    29 April 2017 (6:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 7 minutes and 19 seconds

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    This title was released in April 2017. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until May 31st 2017, and on general sale after this date. Alien Heart by Stephen Cole In the TARDIS, the Doctor and Nyssa stumble across a trail of ten destroyed worlds, all of them obliterated by means of some utterly monstrous but utterly unknown device. The planet Traxana would seem to be next in line to suffer the same fate. But when the TARDIS lands on an outpost on Traxana's moon, Nyssa is carried away by a tide of giant green arachnoids, leaving the Doctor behind... And the coming menace is closer than he thinks. Dalek Soul by Guy Adams On the Dalek-occupied world of Mojox, a group of rebels is engaged in a futile fightback against the invaders - but at last they've found an ally, in the form of the mysterious Doctor. Elsewhere, however, the Daleks' Chief Virologist is seeking to perfect a biological weapon to wipe out the Mojoxalli, once and for all. Her name... is Nyssa. Written By: Stephen Cole, Guy Adams Directed By: Ken Bentley Cast Peter Davison (The Doctor), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Eve Webster (Sonderal), Geoffrey Newland (Elthar), Alex Tregear (Theebe), Vineeta Rishi (Falex), and Nicholas Briggs (The Daleks) Producer David Richardson Script Editor Alan Barnes Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs Dalek Imagery from This Planet Earth.


  • TDP 665: TV DOCTOR WHO 2017 EP02 Smile

    26 April 2017 (4:23pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 11 minutes and 53 seconds

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    266 2 "Smile" Lawrence Gough Frank Cottrell-Boyce 22 April 2017 TBD 83 The Doctor and Bill arrive on one of Earth's first colonised planets, Gliese 581d. They are greeted only by two different types of robots: swarm robots (Vardies) and slow but sentient emojibots. An emojibot gives the Doctor and Bill discs that communicate their true emotions. The Doctor theorizes that the planet is awaiting the colonists but soon realizes that the skeletons of a set-up crew have been crushed to feed the plants. Determined to blow up the city, he finds the main ship within it and its engine room, but Bill runs into a child who has awoken from a pod. The colonists were cryogenically frozen, with a few "shepherds" woken early to work. After one shepherd died, the emojibots could not recognise grief and killed all in mourning in an onslaught against sadness. The awakened colonists decide to fight back, but the Doctor wipes the memory of the robots and reboots everything... only humans must now learn to live with the Vardies, the planet's indigenous species. Then, after the TARDIS returns them to London, the Doctor and Bill discover themselves on a frozen Thames River, an elephant walking towards them on the ice.


 
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