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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:
1843
Average Episode Duration:
08:15
Longest Episode Duration:
2:09:15
Total Duration of all Episodes:
10 days, 13 hours, 26 minutes and 56 seconds
Earliest Episode:
1 May 2007 (6:54pm GMT)
Latest Episode:
17 July 2018 (4:53pm GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
2 days, 5 hours, 19 minutes and 30 seconds

Tin Dog Podcast Episodes

  • TDP 778: Calan Volume 1 from @BigFinish

    17 July 2018 (4:53pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 27 minutes and 55 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast reviews CALLAN VOLUME 01 from @BigFinish as an adaptation as Survivors. Its gritty and dark and truly brilliant. David Callan works for The Section, a top-secret counter-espionage organisation. He's a killer, a trained assassin, and the best at what he does. But that doesn't mean he has to like it. With the aid of the burglar Lonely; fellow operative Meres; and Section secretary Liz, Callan fulfils the orders of departmental head Hunter and finds himself in very murky waters. Murder, betrayal and model soldiers. It's all in a day's work for Callan. 1.1 File on a Deadly Deadshot by James Mitchell, adapted by Peter Mitchell With Lonely posing as his gentleman's gentleman, the section's top operative David Callan is sent to a country estate in Northumberland to infiltrate a rich men's shooting party. One of his companions is an assassin but which one? High living and high stakes on the grouse moors as Callan attempts to work out which of the dead-shots is a man-hunter. 1.2 File on a Classy Club by James Mitchell, adapted by Peter Mitchell Callan finds the odds are stacked against him when he poses as a high roller at London's top casino. His mission is to lose all his money but he almost loses his life when he stumbles into an East German spy cell. Perhaps a card sharp from Lonely's past can help Callan turn the tables. 1.3 File on an Awesome Amateur by James Mitchell, adapted by Peter Mitchell Callan and Meres are despatched to a cultural festival in Venice to snatch a Russian poet from under the noses of the KGB. But the success of the mission depends upon the expertise of amateur sleuth and keen ornithologist Cynthia Widgery. Feathers fly on the Grand Canal... 1.4 File on a Harassed Hunter by James Mitchell, adapted by Peter Mitchell Callan is drawn into a dark secret when Hunter invites him to fly to Newcastle for a trip to the theatre. The plot thickens when an alcoholic actor and a decoy called Prenderghast lead Callan to one of the KGB's most proficient killers. The setting for the denouement is far too close for comfort. Originally broadcast in 1967, Callan took the burgeoning world of spy drama, and brought a much darker tone to the genre. With James Bond's career beginning in film in 1962, Michael Caine's Harry Palmer beginning in 1965 (The Ipcress File) and hot on the heels of the surreal series The Prisoner in 1967, Callan took a darker approach to espionage. Having similar responsibilities to MI5, Callan used the most ruthless and lethal techniques to get the job done, each method meticulously filed by 'The Section' (the organisation behind operative Callan), colour coding each lethal tactic. Four series of the original television series were produced between 1967 and 1972, plus a cinema film released in 1974 and a TV comeback in 1981. And now, Callan is set to return on audio at Big Finish. Adapted from series creator James Mitchell's Sunday Express Short Stories by his son Peter Mitchell, four new adventures will expand the themes explored in the television show. Written By: James Mitchell, adapted by Peter Mitchell Directed By: Ken Bentley Cast Ben Miles (Callan), Frank Skinner (Lonely), Nicholas Briggs (Hunter), Jane Slavin(Liz), Nicholas Asbury (Lord Marsden), David Rintoul (Baumer), Justin Avoth (Endicott), Glen McReady (Minns), Louis Tamone (Lorimer / Waiter), Tam Williams (Toby Meres), Mark Elstob (Karl / Judd / Willis), Robert Portal (Bulky Berkeley / Lubov), Annabelle Dowler (Amparo Soller / Barbara Jackson), Gyuri Sarossy (Marty Rivers), Beth Goddard (Cynthia Widgery / Auntie Gertie / Adrienn), Teddy Kempner (Evan Lang / Joe 'Plastic' MacNamara), Leighton Pugh (Petrov). Other parts played by members of the cast. Producers David Richardson & Emma Haigh Script Editor John Dorney


  • TDP 776: GEEK MYTHS BY @TINDOGPODCAST IS OUT NOW!

    12 July 2018 (4:41pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 2 minutes and 44 seconds

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    https://www.amazon.co.uk/GEEK-MYTHS-Sci-fi-COUNTER-CULTURE-ebook/dp/B07F82P56K/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid;=1531413655&sr;=8-1&keywords;=gilroy-sinclair


  • TDP 775: Torchwood 22 GOODBYE PICCADILLY from @BigFinish

    27 June 2018 (2:13pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 7 minutes and 55 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast reviews #Torchwood 22 # GOODBYEPICCADILLY from @BigFinish #DoctorWho This could be my personal favourite Torchwood of all time! The setting is superb and the interaction is magical. Almost worth a crash course in Polari. Sgt Andy Davidson wakes up in the 1950s. He's chained to a bed, his clothes are missing and the building's on fire. Norton Folgate needs his help. The streets of Soho are swarming with gangsters, rumours and betrayals. Somewhere out there is a mysterious alien artefact, and Andy and Norton have to get to it first. Because tonight they're going to save Torchwood. Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners Written By: James Goss Directed By: Scott Handcock Cast Tom Price (Sgt Andy Davidson), Samuel Barnett (Norton Folgate), Lucy Sheen (Fat Kim), Liam Hourican (The Vicar), Wilf Scolding (Alejandro), Rachel Atkins (Margot). Other parts played by members of the cast. Producer James Goss Script Editor David Llewellyn Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs


  • TDP 773: #DoctorWho Main Range 239 Ironbright from @Bigfinish

    19 June 2018 (3:54pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 11 minutes and 20 seconds

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    @tindogpodcast reviews: #DoctorWho Main Range 239 Ironbright from @Bigfinish the most Steampunk story to come out of BF in ages. A psudo-historical with knobs on. A superb story from the brilliant author of #TheMiddle. Synopsis It's London, 1828, and the father-and-son team of Marc and Isambard Kingdom Brunel are masterminding a dangerous project - the digging of the Thames Tunnel. There's just one problem... The Brunels' tunnel is haunted. Every night, a spectral blue lady walks the excavation. Now, the 22-year-old Isambard, eager to step out of his famous father's shadow, finds himself dealing with not only the supposed supernatural, but a second unexpected guest - a colourful trespasser who calls himself 'The Doctor'. Isambard would like to know a great deal more about this strange man and his mysterious blue box... Written By: Chris Chapman Directed By: John Ainsworth Cast Colin Baker (The Doctor), James MacCallum (Isambard Kingdom Brunel), Christopher Fairbank (Marc Brunel), Catherine Bailey (Tan), Imogen Church (Rispa / Lady Raffles), Becky Wright (Flo Hawkins / Alayna), Anthony Townsend (Richard Beamish / John Chubb), Sam Woodward (Charlie / Lord Raffles / Captain Sanderson), Richard Unwin (Tour Guide / Scientist). Other parts played by members of the cast. Producer John Ainsworth Script Editor Alan Barnes Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs


  • TDP 774: Ufocast 16 Kill Straker! TDP 774

    15 June 2018 (9:52pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 45 minutes and 29 seconds

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    Last time the tried to kill Straker and Freeman. This time they're just trying to kill Straker. Will their focus pay off?


  • TDP 774: Ufocast 16 Kill Straker! TDP 774

    15 June 2018 (9:52pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

    Last time the tried to kill Straker and Freeman. This time they're just trying to kill Straker. Will their focus pay off?


  • TDP 772: STARCOPS S1 from @BigFinish

    6 June 2018 (7:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 17 minutes and 38 seconds

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    A worthy continuation of a cult classic. these tales are so finely crafted that you dont need to have seen the original. four storming stories, more of the same please, miss this at your peril. This title was released in May 2018. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until June 30th 2018, and on general sale after this date. It's the near future, and mankind has expanded its presence in space. Maintaining law and order among this network of space stations, satellites and moon outposts is the responsibility of the International Space Police Force, known colloquially as the Star Cops. Their leader is Commander Nathan Spring. While dealing with crimes including drug smuggling and murder, the Star Cops find themselves facing a new and sustained threat. The activist group Mother Earth, ideologically opposed to humanity's presence in space, has been quiet for some time. But no longer. The group returns with a vengeance, prepared it seems to go to any lengths to achieve its aims. 1.1 One of Our Cops is Missing by Andrew Smith As construction of the Vasco da Gama, the largest space station ever put into orbit, nears completion, Nathan is visited by an old friend, who asks for his help in tracking down a missing undercover officer. Meanwhile, Inspector Priya Basu is investigating a near-fatal spacewalk accident on the space station Rakesh Sharma that may be no accident at all. 1.2 Tranquillity and Other Illusions by Ian Potter A murder at the historic scene of the first Apollo moon landing offers few clues for the Star Cops. Why would anyone want to kill Philip Hughes, a property entrepreneur? And what has become of the mysterious woman who was with him at the time? The investigation leads to a moon outpost, where anyone may be the killer. 1.3 Lockdown by Christopher Hatherall Tech Tower is a state of the art, high-security, high-technology building located in Paris. It seems the ideal venue for an international conference on how to counter the growing threat from the Mother Earth group. Nathan and Priya attend as representatives of space policing. Soon, they and everyone else in the building find themselves in danger as a disruptive attack by Mother Earth coincides with a plot by criminals to carry out a high stakes robbery. 1.4 The Thousand Ton Bomb by Guy Adams A failed bombing of Moonbase provides the Star Cops with an opportunity to strike back at Mother Earth. Paul Bailey is called on to use his undercover skills once more. But Mother Earth is about to escalate its campaign of violence with a spectacular attack. And the Star Cops are among those in the firing line. Written By: Andrew Smith, Ian Potter, Christopher Hatherall, Guy Adams Directed By: Helen Goldwyn Cast David Calder (Nathan Spring / Box), Trevor Cooper (Colin Devis), Linda Newton (Pal Kenzy), Rakhee Thakrar (Priya Basu), Philip Olivier (Paul Bailey), Andrew Secombe (Brian Lincoln), Ewan Bailey (Martin Collyer), Nimmy March (Shayla Moss), Delroy Atkinson (Charles Hardin), Zora Bishop (Armina Hamid), Mandi Symonds (Caroline / Mother Earth), Tim Scragg (Ashton / Hughes), Amerjit Deu (Rez Varughese / Gish), Gabrielle Glaister (Joanne Stack / Janine), George Asprey (Alby Royle / Steven Moore), Andy Snowball (Danny Neal / Pan-Pacific President), Sophie-Louise Dann (Simone Babin). Other parts played by members of the cast. Producer David Richardson Director Helen Goldwyn Script Editor Andrew Smith and Guy Adams Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs


  • TDP 771: Ufocast 15 esp TDP 771

    1 June 2018 (6:45pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 50 minutes and 56 seconds

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  • TDP 770: Torchwood 21 - We Always Get Out Alive from @BigFinish

    23 May 2018 (7:39am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 7 minutes and 53 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast reviews Torchwood 21 - We Always Get Out Alive from @BigFinish - #Torchwood Does #Carshare? PURE #Torchwood Gold - this is the stuff that wins awards! This title was released in May 2018. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until July 31st 2018, and on general sale after this date. Gwen Cooper and Rhys Williams are on the run from a cataclysm. They're the only survivors, and they're driving away from the disaster as fast as they can. They've got to get away, they've got to warn the authorities, and they just can't be late for the babysitter again. Dim problem. After all, they're Torchwood and they always get out alive. But this time there's something in the car with them. Isn't there? Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners. Written By: Guy Adams Directed By: Scott Handcock Cast Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper), Kai Owen (Rhys Williams) Producer James Goss Script Editor David Llewellyn


  • TDP 769: ufocast 14 - confetti check a-ok TDP 769

    18 May 2018 (7:23am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 47 minutes and 9 seconds

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    t's a prequel to A Question of Priorities. The human drama once again comes to the fore at the expense of more alien action. Is that a good thing for the show? Follow us on twitter @ufo_cast Like us on Facebook Review us on iTunes


  • TDP 768: #DoctorWho Main Range 238 - The Lure of the Nomad

    15 May 2018 (4:24pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 12 minutes and 5 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast reviews the cracking #DoctorWho Main Range 238 - The Lure of the Nomad from @Bigfinish, A dark and witty story, so much more than a base under attack and with a simply superb guest cast. Synopsis This title was released in May 2018. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until June 30th 2018, and on general sale after this date. For thousands of years, it has drifted through space, unimpeded, forgotten, seemingly lifeless. Now, finally, it has been discovered. Responding to a distress call from the mysterious hulk, the Doctor and his companion, space pilot Mathew Sharpe, walk into a desperate situation. The multi-tentacled semibionic Makara were tasked with renovating the abandoned craft, but now they've begun murdering their employers. The Doctor soon realises that the Makara have been programmed to kill, but by whom, and for what reason? Finding out the truth will mean uncovering a secret that threatens the entire Universe. Written By: Matthew J Elliott Directed By: John Ainsworth Cast Colin Baker (The Doctor), George Sear (Mathew Sharpe), Matthew Holness (Eric Drazen), Susie Riddell (Esther Brak), Ruth Sillers (Willoway), Jonathan Christie (Captain Schumer), Anna Barry (Juniper Hartigan), Dan March (Varian). Other parts played by members of the cast. Producer John Ainsworth Script Editor Alan Barnes Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs


  • TDP 767 Torchwood 20 - The Last Beacon from @BigFinish

    11 May 2018 (7:22am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 9 minutes and 29 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast reviews Torchwood 20 - The Last Beacon from @BigFinish A signal in a Welsh mountain is calling an ancient battlefleet to Earth. Owen Harper and Ianto Jones head up into the Brecons to stop it. The problem is - Ianto really loves camping. Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners Written By: Gareth David-Lloyd Directed By: Scott Handcock Cast Burn Gorman (Owen Harper), Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones), Ellie Darvill (Pat), Daniel Hawksford (Bryn), Rick Yale (Bashy), Luke Williams (Brogan), Charlotte O'Leary (Kerys), Kristy Philips (Jemma), Laura Dalgleish (Receptionist), Richard Elfyn (Ryan), Marilyn Le Conte (Ianto's Nan). Other parts played by members of the cast. Producer James Goss Script Editor David Llewellyn


  • TDP 766: ATA GIRL VOLUME 1 - from @BigFinish

    10 May 2018 (8:49pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 18 minutes and 51 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast reviews the simply stunning new audio drama from @Bigfinish ATA Girl is a drama inspired by the real women of the Air Transport Auxiliary during WWII. From the UK and beyond, a hundred and sixty eight female pilots, alongside the men, transported a vast range of aircraft from the factories to the squadrons, sometimes flying in perilous weather conditions and without radios or instrument instruction. One in ten ATA pilots died. Told as a series of reminiscences from (fictitious) former pilot Amelia Curtis, the stories aim to honour these unsung heroes of WWII, whose shared passion for flying contributed so much to the war effort and who represented one of the first examples of 'equality in the work place' for women in the UK. 1.1 Up in the Air by Gemma Page It's March 1944 and young widow Daphne Coyne arrives at the Air Transport Auxiliary, having signed up to train as a new pilot. Already unsure of her decision, she is shocked to find that her estranged younger sister, Rebecca, has also joined the ATA, hoping for a chance of reconciliation. As Daphne grows close to her flying instructor, the injured former RAF pilot, David, and discovers an unexpected passion for flying, the two sisters try to navigate their broken relationship. But David has family trapped in Belgium and Daphne has a plan that could jeopardise all of their futures... 1.2 Dancing With A Spitfire by Victoria Saxton In 1942, Glamorous 'It Girl', Second Officer Mina Lauderdale is enjoying her work with the ATA, flying her aircraft recklessly and living up to her nickname, 'The Wildcard'! However, amidst all of the press attention, the partying and the endless flirting, Mina is secretly running away from an unwanted destiny. It's only when she meets outspoken US pilot Jeanette that Mina finally begins to discover her true self and face up to the reality of who she wants to be. 1.3 Flying Blind by Helen Goldwyn 1942-43, Judith Heathcote has been with the ATA since the start and is one of the few mothers in the Corps. With her husband 'missing presumed dead' and her daughter living with her parents, Judith is beginning to question the sacrifices she's making for the war effort. Seen as a maternal figure by many of her colleagues, it seems that Judith looks out for everyone but herself. So when a chance of happiness arises, she seizes upon it, only to find herself caught up in a series of events that propel her towards an unthinkable solution. 1.4 Grounded by Jane Slavin It's early 1945. The end of the war is closer than the pilots realise, but meanwhile there is an unexpected air raid to contend with. When the sirens sound at the ATA ferry pool, the women have to find a way to protect themselves and each other: some making it to the bomb shelter, whilst others are trapped above. Elsewhere, RAF pilot Walter (already traumatised by his war experience) has come to seek solace with ATA pilot Amelia. She and her best friend Widdley, do their best to comfort him, but with war still raging around them, they are reminded of losses suffered... and losses still to come... PLEASE NOTE: ATA Girl contains adult material and is not suitable for younger listeners. Written By: Gemma Page, Victoria Saxton, Helen Goldwyn, Jane Slavin Directed By: Louise Jameson Cast Alicia Ambrose-Bayly (Amelia), Anna Andresen (Daphne), Matt Barber (Walter Richardson / Daniel), Nathalie Buscombe (Judith), Tor Clark (Rebecca), Kate Copeland (Pauline Gower), Oliver Dimsdale (David Stein / Cadet), John Dorney (Nurse Norris / Major Charlie Blackthorn / Roger), Amy Downham (Tilly / Operations Officer), Nigel Fairs (Freddie / Norman / Mr Thomas), Helen Goldwyn (Chile / Anna Leska / Elizabeth Bryant), Holly Jackson Walters (Felicity / Jackie Cochran / Billet Mate), Louise Jameson (Rose), Gemma Page (Dorothy Fury / Barbara), Lucy Pickles (Widdley), Lydia Piechowiak (Susan De Winter), Jess Robinson (Jeanette), Jane Slavin (Mrs Cook), David Warwick (Harry / Mervyn Symms), Matthew Wellman (Eric / Flight Captain Bryant), Claire Wyatt (Mina). Other parts played by members of the cast. Producer Helen Goldwyn Script Editor John Dorney


  • TDP 765: Ufocast 13 close up TDP 765

    4 May 2018 (7:24pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 43 minutes and 42 seconds

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    13 close up TDP 765 we're at the halfway point of our journey through UFO. Follow us on twitter @ufo_cast


  • TDP 764: Torchwood - Believe from @BigFinish

    30 April 2018 (3:46pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 13 minutes and 29 seconds

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    This title was released in April 2018. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until June 30th 2018, and on general sale after this date. The Church of the Outsiders believe that mankind is about to evolve, to reach out into the stars. Owen Harper believes that Torchwood has to do whatever it takes to stop them. Written By: Guy Adams Directed By: Scott Handcock Cast John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones), Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper), Burn Gorman (Owen Harper), Naoko Mori (Toshiko Sato), Mac McDonald (Steve Ross), Lois Meleri Jones (Andromeda), Mali Harries (Val Ross), Arthur Darvill (Frank Layton), Rhian Blundell (Erin), Chris Rankin (Val's Assistant), Lloyd Meredith (Davey Russell), Jennifer Sims (Grey), Aled ap Steffan (Grey). Other parts played by members of the cast. Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners. Producer James Goss Script Editor Steve Tribe


  • TDP 763: UFOcast - 12 Court Martial TDP 763

    25 April 2018 (7:11am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 41 minutes and 53 seconds

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    TDP 763: UFOcast - 12 Court Martial TDP 763 Paul Foster is on trial for his life. Was it a trial for Michael and Luke watching this?


  • TDP 762: #DoctorWho Main Range @BigFinish -237 Heliax Rift

    20 April 2018 (6:55am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 14 minutes and 6 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast reviews 237. THE HELLIAX RIFT It feels like a return to the original @BigFinish audios. All bets are off with a new UNIT team. Spooky and emotionally centered. Daniel Hopkins thought he knew what he was letting himself in for when he joined the top-secret UNIT organisation as its latest Medical Officer. Racing about the countryside, chasing strange lights in the sky? Check. Defending the realm against extraterrestrial incursion? Check. Frequent ear-bashings from UNIT's UK CO, the famously no-nonsense Lt-Col Lewis Price? Check. Close encounters of the First, Second and even Third kind? Check, check, check. But he had no idea what alien beings were really like. Until the day of the Fallen Kestrel. Until the day he met the Doctor. Written By: Scott Handcock Directed By: Jamie Anderson Cast Peter Davison (The Doctor), Blake Harrison (Lieutenant Daniel Hopkins), Russ Bain (Lieutenant-Colonel Lewis Price), Genevieve Gaunt (Corporal Linda Maxwell), Deborah Thomas (Annabel Morden), Anna Louise Plowman (Dr Jennifer Harrison), Robbie Stevens (Morris), Jacob Dudman (Samuel). Other parts played by members of the cast. Producer Scott Handcock Script Editor Alan Barnes


  • TDP 748: #DoctorWho 4th Doctor 7.4 Demon Rises

    13 April 2018 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 6 minutes and 7 seconds

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    A killer has been uncovered, but the mystery is far from solved. The Doctor, Leela, K9 and their friends are on the run, pursued from all sides. All the clues point to one place - but getting there alive may prove impossible. Something horrific is happening on Chaldera... and it has been happening for longer than anyone could possibly have realised. Now every life on the planet is at stake. Bar one. The dark secret at the heart of this world is about to be revealed. This story began in Doctor Who - The Fourth Doctor Adventures: 7.3 The Mind Runners (Note that this release is one of four collected together in Doctor Who - The Fourth Doctor Adventures Series 7A) Written By: John Dorney Directed By: Nicholas Briggs Cast Tom Baker (The Doctor), Louise Jameson (Leela), John Leeson (K9), Sarah Lark (Jacinta), Alex Wyndham (Raphael), Robert Duncan (Krayl / Sternwood), Andy Secombe (Cloten / Shift), Justin Avoth (Cain). Other parts played by members of the cast. Producer David Richardson Script Editor John Dorney Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs


  • TDP 758: Churchill Volume 2 #DoctorWho from @BigFinish

    11 April 2018 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 8 minutes and 50 seconds

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    Young Winston by Paul Morris London, 1899. After spending time in warzones abroad, Winston Churchill considers a Parliamentary career. But a memento from his visit to Cuba, four years earlier, returns to haunt him. Across the city, the Great Detective has a mysterious caller, all the way from Havana. As ruthless mercenaries wield alien powers, young Winston and Madame Vastra learn they have a mutual friend - an eccentric young man, sporting a bowtie... Human Conflict by Iain McLaughlin 1941. The Prime Minister has much on his mind as London reels from the Blitz. When a daring mission to discover Nazi secrets bears unexpected results, Churchill heads north to retrieve technology that could win the war. But an old ally is set against his intent. Weary from his own people's conflict, the Doctor knows that some weapons should never enter the field of human conflict. I Was Churchill's Double by Alan Barnes Alexandra Palace, 1942. Strange television signals show a paranoid Churchill urging on the resistance in German-occupied Britain. A man in a battered leather jacket makes a guest appearance. The broadcasts come from another world, one where the country is now part of the Kaiser's Empire. Of course, the Doctor is involved, and while Churchill claims to understand the notion of 'alternative histories', he never expected to be part of one. Churchill Victorious by Robert Khan & Tom Salinsky VE Day, 1945. The war is over. The PM has seen the crowds and made his speech. Now he wishes to soak up the atmosphere, moving incognito among his fellow countrymen. But an alien interloper lurks in a backstreet tavern, and 'William Churchyard' must lead a few plucky Londoners into one more fight. The Doctor is in trouble, and at the time of his greatest victory, Churchill also faces his greatest danger... Written By: Paul Morris, Iain McLaughlin, Alan Barnes, Robert Khan, Tom Salinsky Directed By: Ken Bentley Cast Ian McNeice (Winston Churchill), Neve McIntosh (Madame Vastra), Iain Batchelor(Young Winston), Melody Grove (Carmen / Housekeeper), Owen Aaronovitch (Luis Ortega), Leighton Pugh (Reggie / Jorge / Clerk), Gyuri Sarossy (Lt Fleming), Bethan Walker (Bragnar), James Joyce (Connolly), Ken Bradshaw (Colonel Fischer), Emily Woodward (Louisa), Hywel Morgan (Von Moltke), Roberta Taylor (Maid), Mark Elstob (John Logie Baird / Kaiser Wilhelm III), Nicholas Asbury (Visguard / Captain Morgan / Special Branch Officer), Alisdair Simpson (Sidney Wheeler / Field Marshal Brooke), Susan Tracy (Diane Wheeler / Miss Cunningham), Simon Chandler (Corporal Arthur Dimes). Other parts played by members of the cast. Producer David Richardson Script Editor Matt Fitton


  • TDP 761: Torchwood 19 The Death Of Captain Jack from @Bigfinish

    8 April 2018 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 9 minutes and 4 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast reviews Captain Jack is finally dying, and it's time for his oldest friend to visit his deathbed. King John has come to tell him a story. The story of the life he should have had. It's the story of Alexander the Great, sinking ships, falling empires, robot dinosaurs, and alien invasions. It's a story of love, royal weddings, murder, mass murder, genocide, and very tight trousers. It's the story of the life of Captain John and it's the story of Torchwood. Be careful what you wish for. Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners Written By: David Llewellyn Directed By: Scott Handcock Cast John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), James Marsters (Captain John Hart), Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper), Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones), Kai Owen (Rhys Williams), Tom Price (Sgt Andy), Samuel Barnett (Norton Folgate), Rowena Cooper (Queen Victoria), Rick Yale (Christopher Marlowe), Aly Cruickshank (Alexander the Great), Marilyn Le Conte (Catherine the Great), Luke Williams (Hephaeston), Richard Elfyn (Field Marshal), Kerry Joy Stewart (Flat Holm Doctor), Kristy Philipps (Royal Servant) Producer James Goss Script Editor David Llewellyn Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs


  • TDP 747: #DoctorWho 4th Doctor 7.3 Mindrunner

    4 April 2018 (4:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 6 minutes and 36 seconds

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    It used to be fun, Mind Running. Hopping into the heads of total strangers to see what they saw, feel what they felt. But one by one the Mind Runners are dying in a wave of suicides. And no-one on the planet Chaldera knows why. The Doctor, Leela and K9 arrive in the city that covers all of this dying world as it prepares to evacuate its people, and they immediately find themselves involved in a mystery. Who or what is responsible for the wave of death? Is it the motorised cult known as the Digitals? The enigmatic Mr Shift? Or did all the victims attempt to run the Night Mind, the demonic consciousness of legend that is so twisted and evil that it drives mad all who touch it? The TARDIS crew are about to find out. This story continues in Doctor Who - The Fourth Doctor Adventures: 7.4 The Demon Rises (Note that this release is one of four collected together in Doctor Who - The Fourth Doctor Adventures Series 7A) Written By: John Dorney Directed By: Nicholas Briggs Cast Tom Baker (The Doctor), Louise Jameson (Leela), John Leeson (K9), Josette Simon (Taraneh), Sarah Lark (Jacinta), Alex Wyndham (Raph), Robert Duncan (Krayl / Sternwood / Eldren), Andy Secombe (Cloten / Shift). Other parts played by members of the cast. Producer David Richardson Script Editor John Dorney


  • TDP 759 - In A State of Grace #DoctorWho - short trip

    29 March 2018 (6:44am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 41 minutes and 2 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast presents a #DoctorWho Short Story from #TimnesShadows 2 written and read by @Stephen_Hatcher from @Whoovers please retweet/share


  • TDP 760: Torchwood S5.3 ALIENS AMONGST US from @BigFinish

    26 March 2018 (5:59pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 12 minutes and 25 seconds

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    @TinDogPodacst reviews the frankly brilliant Aliens Amongst Us volume 3 This title was released in February 2018. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until April 30th 2018, 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 a new arrival prove to be the ally Torchwood needs? 5.9 Poker Face by Tim Foley Torchwood are in trouble. Terrorist attacks are rocking the city. Control of the police has been ceded to Cardiff's alien masters. And it looks like it's all been arranged by Captain Jack Harkness. Worse, there's a dead woman in the cells who says that Torchwood will be hers by dawn. 5.10 Tagged by Joseph Lidster "I know what you've done. I know what you'll do." The phrase starts appearing everywhere around Cardiff. On posters. On the internet. It's just a prank, isn't it? Only a wave of vigilante crime spreads through the city. People are taking revenge. Suddenly everyone knows what you've done. And they know what you'll do. 5.11 Escape Room by Helen Goldwyn Gwen Cooper, Rhys Williams, and the Colchester-Prices go to try out an escape room. They've heard a lot about them. Especially this one. People keep going into the game and not coming out. But Torchwood will be fine. After all - partners can trust each other. Can't they? 5.12 Herald of the Dawn by James Goss It starts normally enough: a car park full of ramblers is incinerated by a thunderbolt. But the next day it's clear there's something very wrong. Something's changed. Something's coming. It's the end of the world. And that's what Torchwood are best at... Written By: Tim Foley, Joseph Lidster, Helen Goldwyn, James Goss Directed By: Scott Handcock Cast John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness), Tracy-Ann Oberman (Yvonne Hartman), Alexandria Riley (Ng), Paul Clayton (Mr Colchester), Samantha Beart (Orr), Jonny Green (Tyler Steele), Kai Owen (Rhys Williams), Tom Price (Sgt. Andy Davidson), Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper), Rachel Atkins (Ro-Jedda), Ramon Tikaram (Colin Colchester-Price), Terrence Hardiman (Escape), Sanee Raval (Xander), Kezrena James (Serena), Laura Dalgleish (Newsreader), Kerry Joy Stewart (Waitress), Garnon Davies (Rory), Joseph Tweedale (Assassin), Richard Elfyn (Inspector Bernstein), Aly Cruickshank (God Botherer), Marilyn Le Conte (Sue), Rick Yale (Darren), Luke Williams (Hywel), Charlotte O'Leary (News Reporter). Other parts played by members of the cast. Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners Producer James Goss Script Editor Scott Handcock Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs


  • TDP 756: #DoctorWho Main Range 236 - Serpent in the silver mask from @BigFinish

    21 March 2018 (8:29am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 7 minutes and 58 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast reviews the brilliant #DoctorWho Main Range 236 - Serpent in the silver mask from @BigFinish You are cordially invited to Argentia, the galaxy's most exclusive tax haven, to attend the funeral of mining magnate Carlo Mazzini. The memorial service will be followed by music, light refreshments, and murder! Carlo's heirs have come to say their final goodbyes (and find out how much they've inherited) but when a masked killer begins picking them off one by one, Argentia goes into lock-down, closed off behind its own temporal displacement field. Can the Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan and Adric apprehend the murderer before Argentia - and everyone on board - is forever cut off from the rest of the Universe? Written By: David Llewellyn Directed By: Barnaby Edwards Cast Peter Davison (The Doctor), Janet Fielding (Tegan Jovanka), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Matthew Waterhouse (Adric), Samuel West (The Mazzini Family), Phil Cornwell (Superintendent Galgo / Zaleb 5), Sophie Winkleman (Sofia). Other parts played by members of the cast. Producer David Richardson Script Editor Guy Adams Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs


  • TDP 757: #DoctorWho Gallifrey Time War- Volume 1 from @BigFinish

    19 March 2018 (7:58am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 11 minutes and 31 seconds

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    Four new chapters in the Gallifrey saga. The Time Lords and the Daleks have opposed one another across millennia. But now, their conflict tips into an all-out Time War, and nowhere across the universe of spacetime is safe. Battle plans will be drawn, allies recruited, and innocents caught in the crossfire. Gallifrey is going to war, and the cosmos will never be the same again. 1. Celestial Intervention by David Llewellyn The Temporal Powers are under threat. It is only a matter of time before the Daleks attack. Now CIA Coordinator, Romana must protect the interests of Gallifrey, while dealing with demands from President Livia and an increasingly powerful War Council. As allies are whittled away, the Time Lords are drawn into a conflict they can no longer avoid... 2. Soldier Obscura by Tim Foley Braxiatel has always planned for contingencies. As hostilities escalate, he takes Ace into a deadly region of spacetime - The Obscura - to locate an ancient research station. But Ace is about to learn more about Irving Braxiatel than anyone should know. Some soldiers are ready for this fight, but some will not make it through the first round. 3. The Devil You Know by Scott Handcock The Time War has begun in earnest, and Romana must think the unthinkable. For a most dangerous mission, she selects the most dangerous warrior - the Master. But he will not be alone. Leela accompanies her old enemy as they begin an unusual interrogation. What does Finnian Valentine know? And can Leela and the Master ever truly be on the same side? 4. Desperate Measures by Matt Fitton The Dalek Emperor attacks a vital Time Lord outpost. Victory would be a devastating blow to Gallifrey. Romana is caught in the machinations of a President who sees control slipping away. Is it time to bargain with the War Council, or perhaps to parlay with even more dangerous parties? The Time War has barely begun, and for Gallifrey, desperate times are already here... Written By: David Llewellyn, Tim Foley, Scott Handcock and Matt Fitton Directed By: Scott Handcock Cast Louise Jameson (Leela), Lalla Ward (Romana), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Sean Carlsen (Narvin), Miles Richardson (Braxiatel), Derek Jacobi (The Master), Pippa Bennett-Warner (Livia), Paul Marc Davis (Trave), Ebony Wong (Karla), David Sibley (Valerian), Zulema Dene (Danna), Bryan Dick (Finnian Valentine), Guy Adams (Beglis) and Nicholas Briggs (The Daleks). Other parts played by members of the cast. Producer Scott Handcock Script Editor Matt Fitton


  • TDP 755: UFOcast - 11 - The Square Triangle

    15 March 2018 (8:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 50 minutes and 1 second

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    "It's him off Emmerdale." @UFO_cast - 11 - The Square Triangle A podcast about Gerry Anderson's UFO featuring @TMDWP and @TinDogPodcast


  • TDP 755: UFOcast - 11 - The Square Triangle

    15 March 2018 (8:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 0 seconds

    "It's him off Emmerdale." @UFO_cast - 11 - The Square Triangle A podcast about Gerry Anderson's UFO featuring @TMDWP and @TinDogPodcast


  • TDP 750: MARGINALIA #DoctorWho short story by Michael M Gilroy-Sinclair

    4 March 2018 (4:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 44 minutes and 37 seconds

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    TO CELEBRATE 750 @TinDogPODCAST S HERE IS A SHORT STORY MarginaliaMarginalia by Michael Gilroy-Sinclair The fake monk was not happy. The school party was late and he had been reduced to simply staring out of the window. In the brightly lit education suite, he had neatly laid out a collection of fake parchment and quills in order to give the primary school children a taste of life as an eighth-century monk. It felt to him that he had been doing this, day in day out, for months and he was frankly bored. He knew from the minimal research he had been required to do, that the real monks had used goatskin and octopus ink, but such extravagances were beyond most education department budgets. Idly, he straightened a pile of A4 paper, which didn't need straightening, only to return to the window and glance across the car park for the fiftieth time that morning. The sky was the clearest blue with only wisps of white dancing in the heavens. Surely, that blue portaloo hadn't been there this morning. How could he not have noticed it until now? Maybe the council were finally going to fix those potholes? Only... Now that he could see it properly, there seemed to be a flashing light on the top and it clearly wasn't a portaloo at all. Rose was not impressed with the Doctor. He had landed the TARDIS without any of the usual build-up about their destination and headed for the door. There had been no talk of strange creatures or stranger lands. The Doctor's behaviour may have been out of the ordinary, but Rose reasoned that it must have had something to do with the sound. Moments earlier, the extraordinary time and space ship had made an extraordinary racket that sounded almost exactly like it had a stone in its shoe. Rose knew fine and well that the TARDIS didn't have shoes to get stones into, so this was a worry. She had come out of the kitchen and headed straight to the control room, where she saw the Doctor heading past the pale coral roof supports and out of the old wooden door and into the daylight beyond. "Oi, hold on!" "Hmm," replied the Doctor; he was distracted by his sonic screwdriver as it bleeped and flashed in a way she had never seen it do before. "Do you have any idea what we are looking for?" asked Rose in her most patient voice. "Err... no.... but I will know it when I see it." He seemed very positive about this. "And the bleeping helps?" "The bleeping will tell me when we are close to the source." Rose's patience was wearing thin, "The source of what?" The Doctor stopped walking and looked directly at Rose as if she were a child. "The source of the temporal disturbance. Honestly, it's like I don't explain anything to you..." "You don't. All I know is that the TARDIS started making a weird noise and then we stopped and you stormed off with that thing in your hand." As if it were joining in the conversation, the bleep of the sonic screwdriver suddenly became slightly more frenetic, taking away the Doctor's concentration and causing him to walk off in a new direction. "Where are we anyway?" demanded Rose as she raced to catch up with the Doctor. "You tell me, Rose Tyler." Rose looked around. "It's cold. And it's Earth... England." "Why do you say that?" "Because... unless we are in some pretty weird parallel universe, that's a Ford Escort and that's a Volvo." Rose was on a roll. She took a deep breath and smelled the air. "We're near a river or close to the sea." "Correct on both counts," the Doctor said, beaming. "Anything more specific?" She looked over the Doctor's shoulder and said, "We're in Jarrow at a place called Bede's World, near the river Tyne. Quite close to the tunnel, apparently." "Amazing! And how do you know that?" "There's a whopping great sign on the other side of the road," said Rose smugly. The Doctor beamed with delight. "Fantastic! Anything else?" "It's a World Heritage Site and it looks like the tea shop is open. Fancy a Hobnob?" The Doctor flicked at the screwdriver until it stopped making a noise. "I don't mind if I do. Grab your coat, you're paying." Calder, son of Eric, had not always been the Viking warrior he was today. He had been nothing more than a farmer with a sideline in jewellery making, when the Northern Lights had come down to the land to visit him and him alone. It had been an ordinary afternoon in the fields when the storm had risen. It was a tempest unlike any he had seen before. In a single heartbeat, the sky had ripped apart causing his flock to scatter and Calder to shelter under the nearest tree. From his refuge he could see the incredible colours swirl and pulse as the afternoon sun twisted and bent in the storm. Suddenly, a gash of darkest night filled the air above him. Beyond the hole in the sky, the stars swooped and curved, with a single shooting star at its centre, resembling a pendant of the gods. And then it was gone. Like a vivid dream, it passed and seemed to leave nothing but a memory. Calder shook his head as if to shake something loose, only finally to look up and see a small trail of smoke on the other side of the hill. He ran, stumbling over loose rocks to see what was beyond the crest of the hill. He arrived to find a short furrow in the ground, smoother than any plough could have made, with a small mound at one end. Calder could see something small and black embedded in the earth. He reached out and grabbed it. From that moment onwards, he was a changed man. Now, all of these year later, he stood on the prow of the longboat and looked deeply at his left hand, examining the stone that had changed him so much. It was the shape of half an apple and blacker than a winter's night. Across its surface a billion points of light. The stone had taken him and his brethren on so many journeys. It had guided them from their homes in the West, across the seas to the fertile land again and again, only to have him return with a hold full of treasures and slaves and always an all-consuming feeling of loss. Calder was their guide; he used the stone from the heavens, the obsidian map of the sky to point the way, always listening to its silent whisper. Until today - today there was no wind; there were no birds in the sky and only tiny ripples on the surface of the water beneath the hulking mass of the longboat. Tentatively, Calder's friend Tarben had suggested releasing the ravens in order to find the direction of the nearest land. Magic stones were one thing but the crew were realists. Calder had told them to be patient; the stone would show the way. After all, it had never let them down before. The tea shop was a small affair with a view over the river and beyond. Through the bay window, Rose could see the port with thousands of identical cars neatly lined up, ready for distribution around the world. They had come in through the main entrance which also acted as a small gift shop, complete with pointless stationary and guidebooks. The woman behind the counter had a smile as wide as the Doctor's and had welcomed them in like a seasoned pro. "Welcome to Bede's World, home of the Venerable Bede. As well as the Monastery and Visitors' Centre, we have a special exhibition on at the moment with some of the finest examples of..." "Is the coffee shop open?" interrupted Rose. "Yes, it is. And we do a storming hot chocolate, pet." "Pet?" said the Doctor, worried that the TARDIS translation circuits might be on the blink. "Aye, pet. The tea is nice too... I can bring it over if you like? Have you come far?" Rose smiled to herself. "Oh, about six parsecs as the crow flies," said the Doctor absent-mindedly. "Yeah you sound like you've come a long way. That accent... Somewhere in the South...? Manchester...?" "South?!" sniggered Rose. "Oh yes, pet lamb. Anything beyond Sunderland is the South as far as we're concerned," half joked the woman behind the counter. The Doctor was clearly affronted and headed for the comfiest looking chair for solace. "Your friend a bit touchy about his accent? Never mind. Now, what shall I get you?" Rose ordered then joined the Doctor. "Did that woman really call me 'pet lamb'?" With a snort of derision, the Doctor busied himself with his screwdriver once again. "I've ordered you a tea, if that's all right..." The Doctor didn't answer. "What's up? Gone off in a huff because you aren't quite northern enough?" She tittered. "I'll have you know I used to be Scottish. Is that northern enough?" he said, then stared out of the window. Whispering to himself, "And, for all I know, I might be again one day." Clearly she had touched a nerve. "You don't half talk some rubbish... So... What's all this about then?" "I have my suspicions about what made the TARDIS..." The Doctor started to wave his hands about as if to explain something complex. "...Make an appalling noise and put you in a bad mood?" "Yeah! Only... it shouldn't be possible. Not here, not now." The drinks arrived and broke the conversation. "One tea and one hot chocolate, both with complimentary biscuits. Enjoy your visit. Make sure you see the special exhibition and be careful of that dig site. God only knows when they will be back." At the mention of a dig site the Doctor sprang to his feet, almost knocking over his tea. Looming over them was a fake monk. Calder smiled. A smile that the crew knew of old. That magic stone of his was telling him something. The wind began to rise and they were on the move again. The monk stood directly in front of the Doctor and Rose. His face was full of nervous energy, which Rose found more than a little appealing. Suddenly the Doctor became tense. As Rose glanced in his direction, she could see that all of the usual warmth had evaporated from his face. He regarded the figure in front of them with the sort of suspicion he usually reserved for the galaxy's most wanted criminals, rather than a man in a brown habit. The two men faced each other in silence. "Welcome to Bede's World," said the monk. "I am the Venerable Bede, born in 672 and died on the twenty-sixth of May, 735." He paused for effect. "And I will be your guide today around my world. A world of knowledge and darkness and light and..." He paused. "And inspiration!" shouted the woman from the counter. "Gary, the line is 'and inspiration.'" "You really know how to spoil the moment, Doreen... Anyway I thought the line was 'and faith.'" "They changed it at the last meeting, which you would know if you had been on time. You know, we never get this problem with Pete. Now there is someone who really inhabits the role." The truth dawned on the travellers. "Inhabits the habit," joked the Doctor, his smile quickly returning. Gary, the fake monk, was not happy with Doreen. "Look, it's Pete's day off and I am Bede today." Rose felt sorry for the man in brown. "Don't worry... Gary, is it? I'm sure you'll get the hang of it... Why don't you tell us more about this place? Think of it as a practice run." Doreen was still unimpressed. "Shouldn't you be with that school group?" "They called and said they were running late. Engine trouble outside Middlesbrough, or something." "There you go," said the Doctor. "Gary can tell us all about the place before the school gets here." "For a start, you can tell me who this Bede bloke actually was," said Rose. It felt like it had been raining for months. The land squelched underfoot. The sky, the river and the sea beyond were all the same dark murky grey. Beyond the pond, where the trout waited until Fridays, lay the wooden fence which held the young goats, next to the tanning shed, where the living raw materials were turned into parchment and would form part of their greater purpose. Beyond the rudimentary farm was the small, wooden jetty, the edge of which disappeared into the light fog over the river Tyne. The mist spread its tendrils out across the land, and yet the sun was fighting through increasingly larger gaps in the gloom, allowing shafts of light to warm the land. A small bell rang calling the monks to prayer, dragging them away from one form of devotion to another, their rough garments soaked from the constant drizzle. The heavy air made everything sound so much closer than normal. The echoing ring of the bell was both muffled and yet piercing, and the constant bleating of the goats seemed more immediate than usual. Most of the monks now stood in the chancel in silent contemplation while one, standing at a wooden lectern, was reading from the Scriptures. As always, one of their number was not at prayer. Novice Randal had a considerably more earthly task to fulfil. At the edge of the jetty, he sat listening to the sound of his brothers' devotions travelling gently on the breeze, while his eyes were firmly fixed on the horizon. This was an important job reserved for the novices of the order, as the younger monks had better eyes and could see further. It was Randal's job to keep a watch out for ships. Some would carry emissaries or pilgrims, while others brought those with darker motives. It had been some time since the last Viking attack, but you never knew when an innocent looking trading ship would conceal different intentions. He did not know which would be worse: to die or to be sold into slavery. He had read the accounts of attacks on monasteries further up the coast. Such earthly horrors kept Randal awake at night. For a fleeting moment, the sun fought the mist and won. At first Randal couldn't be sure. He blinked and strained his eyes. Yes, there it was, he was certain now. He could make out a black dot on the horizon and it seemed intent on heading their way. As the Doctor, Rose and Gary (the fake Bede) walked away from the Visitors' Centre and down the small incline, the sounds of modern life went on around them. On the river, a gigantic tanker floated its way out to sea, while in the distance massive cranes were being dismantled. All around, the constant murmur of traffic impinged on this island of tranquility. Gary explained as they walked, "In all honesty, I'm just an actor in between gigs... And a bit of 'theatre in education' always looks good on your CV." "You were going to tell us about Bede," reminded Rose. The Doctor interrupted, "Bede was a monk and a historian who wrote one of the first history books." "I think she was asking me," said Gary, "but like he says, Bede was this priest who wrote... Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum..." He pronounced the Latin words with exaggerated care. "I knew I'd get that right." "And what's that when it's at home?" The Doctor couldn't help himself: "The Ecclesiastical History of the English People. It's the first history book to use the AD system of dating. Without that book, you lot would know even less than you do." Rose gave the Doctor a gentle punch in the arm. "Is it me or is it getting nippy?" "Time displacement does that... Or it could just be the wind off the sea." "I'm just glad I get to keep my thermals on underneath this habit." "That's hardly historically accurate," joked Rose. "And neither are his sandals." "I'll have you know, if eighth-century monks had had access to Crocs as comfortable as these, they would have worn them." They were now getting closer to the actual monastery and could see it in more detail: a squat church made from heavy stone. Gary continued with pride, "We've always got archaeologists of one type or another poking around. It's not like when Time Team came..." "Time Team?" asked the Doctor with interest. "It's a TV show. Now shush and let Gary tell us about the place," said Rose. Gary smiled. "Well, it was long before my time; they made a hell of a mess and they didn't find anything much of interest, just a few pots and a lot of dead goats." "Dead goats?" "Yeah, goat skin is what the monks made their special paper from," explained Gary. "This lot are from the university; they only come a couple of times a week... The trench is just round this corner." The Doctors sonic screwdriver began to buzz once more. Novice Randal ran for all he was worth. The mist had cleared enough for him to be sure that the oncoming ship was the Norsemen returning. They had reached the river mouth itself. He had to raise the alarm. His feet pounded the soft earth, almost kicking a chicken as he ran haphazardly towards the church and his unsuspecting brothers. The large wooden door felt as light as a feather as he pulled it open with all of his strength, the fear coursing through his body. Eyes turned to him and he shouted a single word: "Vikings." Every moment counted before an attack. Some of the older monks had sharp memories of times when the Norsemen had come and taken their friends and precious artefacts. Panic gripped them all. Rose was not impressed; after all, if you have seen one hole, you have seen them all. "There's not much to look at it, is there," she said, stating the obvious. The Doctor thought for a moment. "I don't know, you can tell a lot from a hole." "You can?" asked Gary. "Like what?" "Well, for a start, you can tell that there aren't any archaeologists about." "I did say they only come a few days a week. In fact, I'm pretty sure they're due tomorrow," Gary explained. Rose joined in: "Go on then Mr. Smarty-Pants, what else can you tell from this hole?" "Well, the ground has been recently disturbed." "Yes, it's a hole, someone dug a hole. They disturbed the ground. That's how you make holes." The Doctor gave Rose the same sort of hard stare that Paddington Bear was famous for. "The earth at the bottom of the hole has been disturbed. There..." He pointed. "That line down the middle. The darker, dryer earth, it looks burnt." Now that the Doctor had mentioned it, it was obvious. "I'm guessing it rained last night," inquired the Doctor. "Bucketed down," said Gary. "Why do you ask?" "Because whatever made that mark in the dirt happened after the rain and left a dry scorched line..." He peered into the ditch. "And as there are no muddy footprints, we know your students haven't been anywhere near. I'm guessing whatever did it is still down there." "Ohhhh! Get you! The new Mr. Holmes," Rose quipped. "It's a shame really," said Gary. "What is?" asked the Doctor. "That we aren't allowed down there to see what it is." "Tell that to Rose," replied the Doctor as Rose jumped into the hole. The monks had only moments to act but they had prepared. With a few swift swings of an axe, the jetty had collapsed into the river and now lay beneath the surface. This would only delay the landing, but there was no point in making it easy for the invaders. The novice monks had very precise instructions: they were to go to the library and rescue as many of the books as they could carry. Each one had been given a specific tome to protect. They were to run and hide in the woods, and only come back once it was safe to do so. The older monks would defend the buildings for as long as they could. Once Randal had reached the library, a small room off the cloister, he was pleased to see that most of the other books had already been rescued. Only one remained and it was in the hands of the old monk, Brother Bede. The scholar was muttering to himself about the Norsemen and about how they would never take his life's work. In his hands he held his history book. Randal had yearned to read it for himself and hoped one day to do so. It had taken years to complete, and the old man was not going to let it go. Quickly, the novice decided to do the only thing that was available to him: he would rescue the book and its author. Together they would protect the book. The knowledge would not go up in flames like so much had done in the past. He was convinced that the Norsemen might burn the church, but they would not take these words. By the time they left the small room, it was already too late - the Vikings had arrived, splashing and slashing their way on to the land. Some of the warriors had split from the main force and were busy gathering up the animals, while the others burned the tannery. From the mists of the river they came, organized and strong. At their head was a single figure holding a sword in one hand and a small black rounded object in his other. The sword was already dripping with blood. "We must go!" the young novice urged the older monk. Seconds later, the warrior was on them. The jump into the hole was further than Rose had been expecting, but she had managed to avoid twisting her ankle. And, after all, any landing you can walk away from is a good one. "Hold your horses, Rose, I'm coming down," said the Doctor, as he jumped the short distance, much to the protestations of Gary. "I only brought you here so that you could have a look." From his position in the hole, the Doctor looked up and smiled his goofiest of grins. "And that's exactly what we're going to do. We're going to have a look... and maybe a poke around. But mainly a look." Gary gave in. "Hold on then, I'll come too... I suppose someone from the museum should be present." "That's the spirit, come on down." Gary slowly slid himself down the side of the hole, revealing the manufacturer of his underwear at least twice before arriving at the bottom. "They're rather anachronistic, aren't they?" said the Doctor judgmentally. "Do you mind!?" said Gary, as he straightened his robes. "I'm only joking," said the Doctor. "No, not you, her! I said, do you mind not poking about! Do you want to damage any priceless artefacts?" "Since when is mud priceless? I just want to have a look." Gary still seemed unimpressed: "You look with your eyes, not your hands." Rose bent down. "I think there's something in there." "Whatever it is, don't touch it. I want to take a reading," said the Doctor, pulling out his sonic screwdriver. Gary moved forward, making a grab for Rose's shoulder. "I told you not to touch anything." As he touched her, she must have made contact with the thing that had made the gash in the dirt. It was small and black, and looked as if it contained a million tiny dancing points of light in the night. "I just want to have a..." And then Rose and Gary were gone... leaving the Doctor alone in the trench. Randal was terrified; his master held tightly onto his greatest possession, clutching it safely to his chest. They both knew they were about to die. Randal knew that the Norsemen had no interest in the sacred words. Grimly, he realized that his last thoughts would be about the loss of the text, rather than concern for his own passing. The old man suddenly seemed to be at peace, as if he knew his destiny and was willing to accept it without question. He pushed the novice to one side and urged the boy to run, forgetting the manuscript clutched in his hands. The Viking was huge, at least two spans taller than the monk, and he had clearly seen battle. With a distant look in his eye, he raised his sword, ready to dispatch the old man. The monk simply held out a hand in friendship, his faith guiding his actions. This caught the Viking off guard, and he froze with his sword ready to strike. The monk touched the Viking's sword-less hand, breaking the moment. The sword came down and hit the book with so much force that it embedded itself into it. In the same movement, the old monk touched something smooth in the warrior's hand. There was a flash like lightning... and both monk and Viking were gone. Novice Randal stood in disbelief; had God taken his master and his attacker to heaven? Was this the Rapture? Standing before him, where his master had once stood, there was now an angel with purest yellow hair and standing next to her, her herald, a monk in the cleanest habit he had ever seen. If the Doctor had been surprised by the disappearance of Rose and Gary, he was even more surprised by the sudden appearance of the huge Viking and a more authentic-looking monk holding the tattered and smouldering remains of a book. The angel remained still, in a crouching position, her hands held as if unexpectedly and suddenly empty of something that they had previously been holding. The look on her face told of her confusion, but then which of God's creatures would not be confused, after a fall from heaven? The blinding flash had attracted the attention of all the Vikings. Randal watched their confusion as they struggled to understand the disappearance of their leader. For a moment, there was silence, then an uncertain muttering. Randal knew enough of their strange tongue to pick out some of the words: "It's magic! Thor has taken Calder! What have we done to anger him? It's Freya! She's not taking me to Helheim." As the young monk watched, panic set in and the Vikings ran, back towards their ship, abandoning their captured treasures and animals. Randal felt a surge of pity for the Vikings, who seemed to have taken this angel for one of their own heathen gods, when clearly she had been sent from On High to save the monks from these savage invaders. Rose gathered her thoughts. She was in almost exactly the same spot, only the ferry terminal, Visitors' Centre and car park were all gone. The ancient church looked newer and there were more wooden buildings dotted around. With astonishment, she noticed the group of people running towards the river - who seemed to be a group of Vikings. Admittedly they were Vikings without horns on their helmets, but nevertheless they were clearly the warriors of legend. It also occurred to her that her sudden appearance may have grabbed their attention. Not one to let an opportunity slip - the Doctor had taught her that - she stood up and looked directly at the young novice. "Hello, I'm Rose." It was then she noticed Gary, the fake monk, lying at her feet, with an expression of utter disbelief on his face. At the Viking's feet lay something the Doctor recognized. The Doctor smiled to himself in realization of what had happened. Oblivious to his change in circumstances, the Viking raised his sword once more, taking the heavy book in which it was still lodged with it. He lifted the weapon high above his head and again prepared to dispatch the cowering monk. "Oi, we'll have none of that!" shouted the Doctor as he brought his sonic screwdriver level with the new arrivals. The blue light on the end pulsed and the book on the sword blade burst into flames, showering the Viking's head in debris and breaking his concentration once and for all. The Viking stood in silence, finally aware of his new surroundings. "What magic is this?" he spat. "Now... I think one of you has something that doesn't belong to you," said the Doctor. "Is this Valhalla? Or Helheim...?" continued the confused Viking. "No, this is Jarrow. Just off the A19... Now, like I said... one of you has something that doesn't belong to them... Small black stone?" Automatically the warrior raised his left hand. It was clear that he had no control over his actions: the stone was guiding him. With the Viking's palm open the Doctor could see the hemisphere reacting to his words, a million points of swirling light danced. The Doctor spoke to the stone directly, "You are beautiful... and I think you're looking for your friend, aren't you?" As if in answer, the pattern of stars shone in unison, and the stone slipped from the warrior's hand and into the Doctor's. The Viking's expression changed almost instantly, as if he had been released from a long captivity. "Well, I think your friend is over here in the mud." Carefully the Doctor took the Viking's stone over to the other, which remained embedded in the mud. Gently, he laid them together. A white light glowed and then began to shine like a small sun as the two halves became a single ball of energy. "I think we can leave those two to get reacquainted for a bit, don't you?" The Doctor turned his attention to the two confused humans. "Now, did either of you see a girl in a white puffer jacket? She was probably with a very surprised-looking monk." The old monk ignored the Doctor's question; he was weeping at the smouldering remains of his life's work, now reduced to little more than a pile of ashes. He had used it to defend himself from the blow from the sword, but the stranger's wand had utterly destroyed it. "Erm... Sorry about the book... Here, let me help you up." Once the Vikings had gone, things began to return to normal at the monastery. Even the novelty of having an angel among them had worn off after a few days. Rose and Gary had settled in quite well. They had started by lending a hand where they could, and Gary had even suggested more than a few changes to the overall layout, using all he could remember from the scale model in the foyer of the Visitors' Centre. He was experiencing life in the eighth century first-hand and was surprisingly adept at the general day-to-day tasks such as milking the goats. He had even taken to attending early morning prayers. Rose was sure that Gary wouldn't have thrown himself into his new life quite so quickly, if she hadn't been able to calm him down and had assured him that that the Doctor would be along to rescue them sooner or later; so they may as well make the best of things while they waited. This news had cushioned the shock to his system, and being treated like a visiting angel wasn't something Rose was going to turn down. She knew in her heart that the Doctor would arrive... sooner or later. It was however the best part of a month before she heard the familiar tones of the materializing time machine in the cornfield that would one day be the visitors' car park. With a familiar squeak, the wooden door opened and revealed the Doctor and a smiling elderly monk looming over the Doctor's shoulder. "We just had to drop off a couple of friends before I picked you up. I hope you don't mind." Hiding her joy from her travelling companion, Rose said, "We've been here almost a month, Doctor. Honestly, for someone with a time machine, you really have no idea about time." "You haven't been changing history behind my back, have you?" joked the Doctor. "I had this confused Viking to take home, but he seemed pleased enough to be back amongst his own people. And he did promise to give up on the pillaging and concentrate more on trade... so that's okay then." "So who was this other person you had to drop off?" Rose asked. Smugly, the Doctor explained, "Oh, that was just your standard sentient time- and space-travelling sphere." "Come again?" The Doctor loved these moments: "That rock you touched... It was part of a couple who escaped the Time War." "A couple? It was a rock. Was it a 'silicon life form'?" Rose grasped at a sci-fi reference in order to make sense of the Doctor's words. "No, don't be silly, silicon life is incredibly rare. This was graphene life." Rose was catching up: "So it was a couple? There were two rocks?" "Yes, a couple... You know... a mummy and daddy, pair bond, lovers... that sort of thing. And they were attacked... out there." The Doctor pointed up, beyond the sky and towards the infinity of space. "They were split and they fell through time onto the Earth. One of them could influence time and the other, space. Together they're quite formidable." The Doctor looked off into the distance. "You know, strictly speaking, they shouldn't have been able come to Earth at all... Well, not after some bright spark time-locked this whole planet at the beginning of the War." Rose knew when he was remembering the dark times in his life, and touched his shoulder gently. "Doctor, sometimes I have no idea what you're talking about. So are Mister and Missus Rock okay now?" "Let's just say a shiny rock found its friend and they have gone back home, amongst the stars... to start again." Novice Randal had heard the strange sound and came running from the other side of the buildings. He threw his arms around the old monk, before remembering his place and stood back, still contemplating the miracle of his master's return. "Thank you. You truly are an angel," he whispered to Rose. "Look Randal, we've talked about this... I'm no angel." "That's true," said the Doctor. "It is good to see you again, Brother" said Randal to the old monk. "We thought we had lost you forever." The old monk smiled. "Don't worry, my son, it takes more than an angry Viking and a few magic journeys to take me away from my work." "Do you still have the book, Brother?" "Sadly, the book was destroyed... But we can still make another." "How?" The old monk simply held up his hands as if in prayer. "The Lord will provide." In the monk's hands, Rose noticed a Penguin edition of Bede's own famous history book. "So how come me and Gary ended up here?" asked Rose. "Well, the hemisphere in this time wanted to be with its partner in your time. It used your spare artron energy to shift itself through time... dragging you and Monkey Boy along in its wake." Gary had finally arrived, wheezing into view. "Rose tells me you can take me home in your magic box." "Magic box?!" The Doctor appeared to be affronted. "There is nothing magical about it. It's simply a box that's bigger on the inside that can go anywhere and anywhen... What is in any way magical about that?" "So you can take me home again?" "If that's what you want, yes." "Hell yes! I've got a classroom full of kids, and I've got so much to tell them. Now that I've experienced life as a real eighth-century monk first-hand... I'm the ultimate in living history." "Well, let's get you home then. Into the TARDIS with you both." Before the Doctor closed the door, he popped his head out for one last word: "Oh and Bede... One more thing... Try and check some of your facts will you?" After saying his goodbyes, Gary headed out of the thing he had mistaken for a portaloo and headed across the car park, up towards the Visitors' Centre. The genuine monk sandals made an odd scraping noise as he walked. Gary hoped that brother Randal would be happy with his Crocs and that the archaeologists wouldn't get too upset if they found them in their ditch. His head was full of new ideas about the things he wanted to teach the children - and according to the Doctor, the coach would be here in a few moments. "You look awful," said Doreen as Gary walked through the doors. "This is one-hundred-per-cent authentic Dark Ages monk," replied Gary as he headed to the teaching room, full of new-found confidence. Outside the classroom, Gary paused to look at the new exhibition - Marginalia, the marks made by monks on manuscripts, beside the columns of text. He stopped to read an information panel, which explained how these doodles had revealed new and exciting facts about life long ago. The most mysterious of them all was from Bede's history of the British people: a drawing of an angel with a Saxon inscription, "Rednes Heoruwearg." Underneath was the translation: "Bad Wolf." Before setting forth on that inevitable journey, none is wiser than the man who considers - before his soul departs hence - what good or evil he has done, and what judgement his soul will receive after its passing. --Bede's Death Song


  • Time Shadows - Unofficial Doctor Who Anthology for Charity For E_reader Epub

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  • TDP 746: #DoctorWho 4th Doctor 7.2 The Crowmarsh Experiment

    28 February 2018 (3:30pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 7 minutes and 52 seconds

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    This title was released in January 2018. It is currently exclusive as a download to the BF website When attacked on an alien world, Leela falls unconscious... only to wake in another time, another place. She is in the Crowmarsh Institute on Earth, in London, in 1978, and everyone is calling her Doctor Marshall. They tell her the world she has known is but a fantasy, a delusion, and that this place is the one that is real. Surrounded by familiar faces on unfamiliar people, Leela knows what is true and what is false. But how long can she believe when everyone around her says it's a dream? What's really happening here? Written By: David Llewellyn Directed By: Nicholas Briggs Cast Tom Baker (The Doctor), Louise Jameson (Leela), Cathy Tyson (Jennifer), Damian Lynch (Colin Marshall), Julian Wadham (Dr Holman), Dan Starkey (Linus Strang), John Dorney (Gary). Other parts played by members of the cast. Producer David Richardson Script Editor John Dorney Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs


  • TDP 754: UFOcast 10 The Responsibility Seat

    23 February 2018 (4:31pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 37 minutes and 50 seconds

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    Straker and Freeman switch places. Who has the more difficult job? a new @UFO_Cast Episode 10 - The Responsibility Seat February 16, 2018 Straker and Freeman switch places. Who has the more difficult job? A podcast about Gerry Anderson's UFO featuring @TMDWP and @TinDogPodcast


  • TDP 751: #DoctorWho Main Range 234 - GhostWalk from @BigFinish

    21 February 2018 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 11 minutes and 13 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast reviews #DoctorWho Main range 235. GHOST WALK If ever there was a @BigFinish story ideal for TV adaptation this is it. Perfectly capturing the 5th Doctors Time and the companions shine This title was released in February 2018. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until March 31st 2018, and on general sale after this date. This is a city of ghosts and no-one knows them better than Leanne. Twice a night she leads tourists to visit the most haunted sites - the Hanging Yard, the Witch Pool, the Screaming House, and, of course, the Catacombs. Leanne's realised the ghosts of the city are real. Something's lurking in the Catacombs - an ancient force that has been growing in the darkness for centuries. Sabaoth is returning and they must be stopped before they devour the world. Leanne knows this, because a ghost told her. A ghost called The Doctor. Written By: James Goss Directed By: Barnaby Edwards Cast Peter Davison (The Doctor), Janet Fielding (Tegan Jovanka), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Matthew Waterhouse (Adric), Fenella Woolgar (Leanne), Sacha Dhawan (Matthew), Stephen Greif (Sabaoth), Carolyn Seymour (Mrs Stubbs), Philip Childs (Giles), John Banks (Louie), Rebecca Tromans (Nancy) Other roles played by the cast. Producer David Richardson Script Editor Guy Adams


  • TDP 753: The Diary of River Song Vol 03 #DoctorWho from @BigFinish

    14 February 2018 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 13 minutes and 39 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast review Simply Smashing and the sort of tales that will stay with you for a long time oh and Kevin Rocks This title was released in January 2018. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until March 31st 2018, and on general sale after this date. 3.1 The Lady in the Lake by Nev Fountain On Terminus Prime, clients choose their own means of demise. Something exciting, meaningful, or heroic to end it all. But when River discovers that there are repeat customers, she knows something more is going on. She begins to uncover a cult with worrying abilities. Its members can apparently cheat death, and that's not all they have in common with River... 3.2 A Requiem for the Doctor by Jac Rayner River has joined the Doctor and his friend Brooke on their travels, and they stop off in 18th century Vienna. Brooke thinks history is dull. Until people start dying. Mozart's legacy is not just his music. River has more than one mystery to solve before a killer is let loose on the people of Vienna - and on the Doctor. 3.3 My Dinner with Andrew by John Dorney Welcome, Mesdames et Messieurs, to The Bumptious Gastropod. The most exclusive, most discreet dining experience outside the universe. For the restaurant exists beyond spacetime itself, and the usual rules of causality do not apply. Anything could happen. It is here that the Doctor has a date. With River Song. And with death. 3.4 The Furies by Matt Fitton Stories of the Furies abound across the cosmos: vengeful spirits hounding guilty souls to death. Madame Kovarian taught them to a child raised in fear, trained to kill, and placed inside a spacesuit. Kovarian knows the universe's greatest threat, the Doctor must be eliminated. An assassin was created for that purpose. But if Melody Pond has failed, Kovarian will simply have to try again... Written By: Nev Fountain, Jacqueline Rayner, John Dorney, Matt Fitton Directed By: Ken Bentley Cast Alex Kingston (River Song), Frances Barber (Madame Kovarian), Peter Davison(The Doctor), Ian Conningham (Kevin / Rindle), Julia Hills (Sharon / Rindle), David Seddon (Mr Quisling / Tarn 2), Leighton Pugh (Lake 2 / Dave / Tarn), Sophia Carr-Gomm (Lily), Joanna Horton (Brooke), Issy Van Randwyck (Giulia), Rosanna Miles (Antoinette / Maid / Constanze), Teddy Kempner (Viktor / Mozart / Stefan / Apothecary), Jonathan Coote (Maitre D' / Chef / Assassin), Nina Toussaint-White (Brooke 2), Francesca Zoutewelle (H-One / H-Two / Mission Captain), Pippa Bennett-Warner (O / The Deterrent). Other parts played by members of the cast. Producer David Richardson


  • TDP 752: @UFOcast 09 Ordeal TDP 752

    11 February 2018 (11:50am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 45 minutes and 10 seconds

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    UFOcast - 09 - Ordeal Is this actually the worst episode of UFO? Is it an Ordeal to sit through? A podcast about Gerry Anderson's UFO featuring @TMDWP and @TinDogPodcast


  • TDP 749: @BigFinish Classics - The Martian Invasion Of Earth

    8 February 2018 (10:04pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 11 minutes and 41 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast reviews @BigFinish Classics - The Martian Invasion Of Earth and its Simply fantastic. A practically perfect adaptation. This title was released in February 2018. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until March 31st 2018, and on general sale after this date. 'No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's...' A curiosity falls to Earth on Horsell Common, and a nightmare begins. England is laid waste by huge fighting machines, armed with devastating heat rays. Humanity brings its own weapons to bear upon the invaders, but can they be any match? Trapped in a war of two worlds, one couple battles to survive. Herbert and Amy bear witness to... The Martian Invasion of Earth. Producer David Richardson Script Editor Matt Fitton Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs Written By: HG Wells, dramatised by Nicholas Briggs Directed By: Nicholas Briggs Cast Richard Armitage (Herbert), Lucy Briggs-Owen (Amy), Hywel Morgan (Curate), Ewan Bailey (Daniel), Richard Derrington (Ogilvy), Helen Goldwyn (Agatha), Christopher Weeks (Edward), Benedict Briggs (Boy), Nicholas Briggs (Martians / First Officer). Other parts played by members of the cast.


  • TDP 745: #DoctorWho 4th Doctor 7.1 Sons of Kaldor

    1 February 2018 (9:37pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 8 minutes and 0 seconds

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    The Sons of Kaldor by Andrew Smith Finding themselves in a seemingly deserted spaceship on an alien world, the Doctor and Leela stumble into some familiar foes - the Voc robots from the planet Kaldor - and... something else. Something outside. Trying to get in. Reviving the robot's Kaldoran commander from hibernation, the travellers discover that they've found themselves in the middle of a civil war. The ship was hunting the Sons of Kaldor, an armed resistance group working with alien mercenaries to initiate regime change on their homeworld. But now the Sons of Kaldor may have found them. The Doctor and Leela will have to pick a side. Or die.


  • TDP 744: Doctor Who 4th Doctor 7A SERIES 07 VOLUME 1 from @BigFinish

    1 February 2018 (9:25pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 27 minutes and 7 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast reviews the superb #DoctorWho 7A. SERIES 07 VOLUME 1 from @BigFinish This title was released in January 2018. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until February 28th 2018, and on general sale after this date. The Sons of Kaldor by Andrew Smith Finding themselves in a seemingly deserted spaceship on an alien world, the Doctor and Leela stumble into some familiar foes - the Voc robots from the planet Kaldor - and... something else. Something outside. Trying to get in. Reviving the robot's Kaldoran commander from hibernation, the travellers discover that they've found themselves in the middle of a civil war. The ship was hunting the Sons of Kaldor, an armed resistance group working with alien mercenaries to initiate regime change on their homeworld. But now the Sons of Kaldor may have found them. The Doctor and Leela will have to pick a side. Or die. The Crowmarsh Experiment by David Llewellyn When attacked on an alien world, Leela falls unconscious... only to wake in another time, another place. She is in the Crowmarsh Institute on Earth, in London, in 1978, and everyone is calling her Doctor Marshall. They tell her the world she has known is but a fantasy, a delusion, and that this place is the one that is real. Surrounded by familiar faces on unfamiliar people, Leela knows what is true and what is false. But how long can she believe when everyone around her says it's a dream? What's really happening here? The Mind Runners by John Dorney It used to be fun, Mind Running. Hopping into the heads of total strangers to see what they saw, feel what they felt. But one by one the Mind Runners are dying in a wave of suicides. And no-one on the planet Chaldera knows why. The Doctor, Leela and K9 arrive in the city that covers all of this dying world as it prepares to evacuate its people, and they immediately find themselves involved in a mystery. Who or what is responsible for the wave of death? Is it the motorised cult known as the Digitals? The enigmatic Mr Shift? Or did all the victims attempt to run the Night Mind, the demonic consciousness of legend that is so twisted and evil that it drives mad all who touch it? The TARDIS crew are about to find out. The Demon Rises by John Dorney A killer has been uncovered, but the mystery is far from solved. The Doctor, Leela, K9 and their friends are on the run, pursued from all sides. All the clues point to one place - but getting there alive may prove impossible. Something horrific is happening on Chaldera... and it has been happening for longer than anyone could possibly have realised. Now every life on the planet is at stake. Bar one. The dark secret at the heart of this world is about to be revealed. Written By: Andrew Smith, David Llewellyn, John Dorney Directed By: Nicholas Briggs Cast Tom Baker (The Doctor), Louise Jameson (Leela), John Leeson (K9), Martha Cope (Commander Lind), Oliver Dimsdale (Rebben Tace), Toby Hadoke (V26), John Dorney (Brin / SV9 / V12 / Gary), Cathy Tyson (Jennifer), Damian Lynch (Colin Marshall), Julian Wadham (Dr Holman), Dan Starkey (Linus Strang), Josette Simon (Taraneh), Sarah Lark (Jacinta), Alex Wyndham (Raph), Robert Duncan (Krayl / Sternwood / Eldren), Andy Secombe (Cloten / Shift), Justin Avoth (Cain). Other parts played by members of the cast. Producer David Richardson Script Editor John Dorney Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs


  • TDP 743: Blakes 7 Crossfire Part 2 from @BigFinish

    31 January 2018 (5:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 9 minutes and 31 seconds

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  • TDP 742: UFOcast 08 - A Question of Priorities

    26 January 2018 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 1 hour, 7 minutes and 58 seconds

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    UFOcast 08 - A Question of Priorities Don't touch the parrot! A podcast about Gerry Anderson's UFO featuring @TMDWP and @TinDogPodcast Follow us on twitter @ufo_cast Like us on Facebook Review us on iTunes Email the show - ufocast@yahoo.com


  • TDP 741: Blakes 7 - The Way Forward from @BigFinish

    24 January 2018 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 13 minutes and 36 seconds

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    A superb couple of stories and an ideal way to celebrate 40 years. @TinDogPodcast reviews the stunning #Blakes7 40th Anniversary box set from @BigFinish. A brand new two-hour drama celebrating the 40th anniversary of Terry Nation's classic Blake's 7 series. The Way Ahead by Mark Wright Roj Blake. Kerr Avon. Names that sent shockwaves through the galaxy, shattering the foundations of the Terran Federation and giving hope to the oppressed. But what is their legacy? Crusading heroes or dangerous enemies of the state? In the early days of Blake's rebellion, the Liberator comes to Malanar Delta to aid resistance leader Avalon, but the crew find Space Commander Travis and his Federation forces waiting. An abandoned Federation research project could give Travis the key to finally bringing Blake to justice. Years later, in the aftermath of the Galactic War, Avon and the Liberator crew fight to survive as new battle lines are drawn and alliances forged by President Servalan. Will survival be enough when a symbol of hope is turned into a devastating engine of war? Written By: Mark Wright Directed By: John Ainsworth Cast Paul Darrow (Kerr Avon), Michael Keating (Vila Restal), Jan Chappell (Cally), Steven Pacey (Del Tarrant), Jacqueline Pearce (Servalan), Yasmin Bannerman(Dayna Mellanby), Alistair Lock (Zen / Orac), Sally Knyvette (Jenna Stannis), Stephen Greif (Travis), Olivia Poulet (Avalon), Kate Brown (Cassandra), Glynis Barber (Magda), Sam Woodward (Sheltak / Freighter Captain), Catherine Bailey(Mutoid / Captain), Fanos Xenofos (Interceptor Commander / Trooper). Other parts played by members of the cast. Producer John Ainsworth Script Editor John Ainsworth Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs


  • TDP 740: #DoctorWho Main Range 233 - KINGDOM of LIES from @BigFinish

    21 January 2018 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 10 minutes and 9 seconds

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    A brilliant and funny addition to the monthly range. @TinDogPodcast On the planet Cicero Prime, the kingdom of Cardenas is divided, with the whole population forced to swear allegiance to either the effete Duke or the fiery, hard-edged Duchess. This is a situation both parties have grown tired of. What use is half a kingdom when, thanks to a carefully engineered murder, you could have it all? Surely, neither of them would be rash enough to summon the deadly off-world assassin The Scorpion to help with their problem? And surely, this terrifying figure wouldn't arrive wearing a long cream coat and striped trousers...? Written By: Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky Directed By: Barnaby Edwards Cast Peter Davison (The Doctor), Janet Fielding (Tegan Jovanka), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Matthew Waterhouse (Adric), Jonathan Firth (Sebastian, Duke of Cardenas), Charlotte Lucas (Duchess Miranda), Harriet Thorpe (Amelia), Tim Bentinck (Lord Crozion), Richenda Carey (Lady Crozion), Piotr Hatherer (Tomek), Patsy Kensit(Mercenary), Harry Smith (Additional Voices). Other parts played by members of the cast. Producer David Richardson Script Editor Guy Adams Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs


  • TDP 736: UFOcast 07 The Dalotek Affair TDP 736

    12 January 2018 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 58 minutes and 32 seconds

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    A new @ufo_cast 07 - The Dalotek Affair- Love's more beautiful the second time around. It's The Dalotek Affair. A podcast about Gerry Anderson's UFO featuring @TMDWP and @TinDogPodcast


  • TDP 739: New Counter Measures Vol2 from @BigFinish

    11 January 2018 (6:40pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 14 minutes and 50 seconds

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    A Simply Brilliant slice of the 1970s that never were... 1. The Splintered Man by Roland Moore When a Spanish scientist kills himself in an explosion at a secret test facility, Counter-Measures are called in to salvage anything they can from the wreckage. But someone else is stalking the scene - and they're determined that whatever is lost will stay lost. As Rachel is reunited with an old flame, she finds herself drawn into the heart of a mystery. What exactly was Doctor Javier Santos working on? And who exactly is trying to prevent its discovery? 2. The Ship of the Sleepwalkers by Christopher Hatherall The Counter-Measures team wake on a luxury cruise, with no knowledge of how and when they got onboard. Who has brought them here, and why? As their investigations deepen, they find themselves in the middle of an international conspiracy, with enemies on both sides. How can they escape when they can't even trust each other? 3. My Enemy's Enemy by Robert Khan and Tom Salinsky Glamorous international arms dealer, Lady Suzanne Clare, has come to town and is offering herself into the hands of Counter-Measures. The price: her own safety. But can their former nemesis ever really be trusted? With one of their own side seemingly working for the enemy, the race is on to prevent a disaster. But who are they really fighting? And what does Lady Clare really want? 4. Time of the Intelligence by Andy Frankham-Allen A strange voice is interrupting TV broadcasts across the capital, and bear-like creatures are raiding factories, stealing equipment and killing guards. The Great Intelligence and his army of Yeti have returned. And there's only one team that can stop them. Familiar with their foe, Sir Toby calls on the help of Edward Travers to defeat the menace. But without the Doctor to help them, can the Intelligence ever be stopped? Professor Travers, The Yeti & The Great Intelligence (c) Haisman & Lincoln and used under licence With thanks to Hannah Haisman and Candy Jar Written By: Roland Moore, Christopher Hatherall, Robert Khan, Tom Salinsky, Andy Frankham-Allen Directed By: Ken Bentley Cast Simon Williams (Group Captain Gilmore), Pamela Salem (Rachel Jensen), Karen Gledhill (Allison Williams), Hugh Ross (Sir Toby Kinsella), Owen Aaronovitch (Doctor Javier Santos), Dan Starkey (Doctor Henry Cording), Beatriz Romilly (Mariana Lopez), Cory English (Ted Hunter), Ewan Bailey (Dimitri Papkin/ Mr Dobson), Caroline Harker (Dr Jayne Smythe), Carolyn Seymour (Lady Suzanne Clare), Laurence Kennedy (Sir August Frazer), Leighton Pugh (Bernard/ Freddie), Lisa Diveney (Doctor Norma Vine), Tim Bentinck (Professor Edward Travers/ The Great Intelligence), Charlie Anson (Reece Goff/ Jacob). Other parts played by members of the cast. Producer David Richardson Script Editor John Dorney Creative Director for the Haisman Estate Andy Frankham-Allen


  • TDP 738: TV Doctor Who - Twice upon a time

    11 January 2018 (6:22pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 13 minutes and 56 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast reviews the #DoctorWho Christmas 2017 special #TwiceUponATime Twice Upon A Time


  • TDP 737: #DoctorWho - First Doctor Adventures Vol 1 from @BigFinish

    10 January 2018 (10:34pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 19 minutes and 19 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast reviews the Brilliant #DoctorWho First Doctor Box set from @BigFinish James Dreyfus is instantly one of the Best Masters of all time. an Inspired performance in a classic audio. 1.1 The Destination Wars by Matt Fitton The TARDIS arrives in a gleaming utopia in the Space Year 2003. Has the Doctor truly brought Ian and Barbara home, to glimpse their future? The world owes much to its legendary Inventor, and Susan finds herself face to face with the great benefactor. But soon, the time travellers are in a world at war and the Doctor must confront his past. 1.2 The Great White Hurricane by Guy Adams Rival gangs turn streets into battlegrounds, and the Doctor and his friends are caught in the crossfire. They find themselves separated, and lost in the cold. As the hunt for a fugitive turns ever more desperate, a blizzard descends. The snow keeps falling. And soon it will prove as deadly as any weapon... Producer David Richardson Script Editor John Dorney Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs Written By: Matt Fitton, Guy Adams Directed By: Nicholas Briggs Cast David Bradley (The Doctor), Claudia Grant (Susan), Jemma Powell (Barbara Wright), Jamie Glover (Ian Chesterton), James Dreyfus (The Master), Raymond Coulthard (Robac / Servers / Dalmari), Sian Reeves (Tanna), Deli Segal (Reena), Jackson Milner (Patrick), Cory English (Daniel), Carolina Valdes (Rosalita), Ronan Summers (O'Connell), Christopher Naylor (Policeman / Man with Ladder / Gang Member / Henry). Other parts played by members of the cast.


  • TDP 735: UFOcast 06 - Conflict TDP 735

    7 January 2018 (9:16pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 43 minutes and 34 seconds

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  • TDP 734: The War Master Box 1 - Only The Good

    27 December 2017 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 17 minutes and 57 seconds

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    #TheWarMaster is @BigFinish doing what they do best, Well crafted stories superbly acted from a world we only glimpsed on TV. Simply wonderful. #DoctorWho @TinDogPodcast This title was released in December 2017. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until February 28th 2018, and on general sale after this date. Four brand-new full-cast featuring the Master's exploits in the Time War. 1. Beneath the Viscoid by Nicholas Briggs On the ocean planet Gardezza, deep beneath the Viscoid, a mysterious capsule is recovered from the Time War, and an equally mysterious stranger found within. The Doctor's reputation precedes him, even here... but can he be trusted? 2. The Good Master by Janine H Jones The Time War rages around Arcking - a planet serving as a sanctuary for the sick and injured. But Arcking is protected by a mysterious, powerful force: a force the Master will stop at nothing to harness... even if time itself is against him. 3. The Sky Man by James Goss When his new companion decides to save a planet, the Master indulges this most futile of requests. Materialising on a primitive, agrarian world, both the strangers quickly find their place in it... until fallout from the War invades their happy paradise. 4. The Heavenly Paradigm by Guy Adams With his plans approaching fruition, the Master travels to Stamford Bridge in the 1970s: a location he believes might hold the key to his success. But what terrible secret lurks under the stairs of No. 24 Marigold Lane? And what sacrifices will the Master make in the name of ultimate victory? Written By: Nicholas Briggs, Janine H Jones, James Goss, Guy Adams Directed By: Scott Handcock Cast Derek Jacobi (The Master), Nicholas Briggs (The Daleks), Jacqueline King (Nius), Deirdre Mullins (Osen), Mark Elstob (Glortz), Rachel Atkins (Major Desra), Hannah Barker (Phila), Jonny Green (Cole Jarnish), Jacob Dudman (Arcking 12 Computer), Emily Barber (Elidh), Robert Daws (Anvar), Nerys Hughes (Mrs Wilson), Jonathan Bailey (Marigold Lane Computer). Other parts played by members of the cast. Producer Scott Handcock Script Editor Nicholas Briggs Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs


  • TDP 733: Merry Christmas from @TinDogPodcast

    25 December 2017 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 minutes and 18 seconds

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    Merry Christmas from @TinDogPodcast review of the BBC Doctor Who Christmas Special will be along in a few days


  • TDP 728: UNIT 5 UNIT Encounters from @BigFinish

    22 December 2017 (5:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 13 minutes and 20 seconds

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    @TinDogPodcast reviews the Fab #UNIT: Encounters #DoctorWho #Daleks #Sontarans @bigfinish @mattief @MrJohnDorney @Andr3wSmith @jemma_redgrave @ingridolver100 This title was released in November 2017. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until January 31st 2018, and on general sale after this date. Protecting the Earth is a full-time job, but Kate Stewart and her team are always prepared. Join UNIT as they deal with threats from other worlds, and some from closer to home... The Dalek Transaction by Matt Fitton When a rogue guerrilla faction offer an alien artefact for auction, Kate Stewart and her team go undercover to the jungles of Central America. But they find that the prize on offer is far deadlier than its owners realise. Captive, desperate and alone. That's when a Dalek is at its most dangerous. Invocation by Roy Gill It's Hallowe'en, and Josh finds himself at a party where phantoms are becoming all too real. Osgood is working late and hears a voice from the skies making strange incantations. The next day, Kate has gone missing in the Scottish Borders, and the team head north to investigate. Ghosts from the past are haunting UNIT, and now they threaten the whole world... The Sontaran Project by Andrew Smith On a routine reconnaissance mission, Colonel Shindi finds more than he bargains for in the Forest of Ardennes. Back in England, an old colleague makes Osgood an offer she cannot refuse. The chance to take part in an exciting new scientific advance. Before long, UNIT is on collision course with a force of alien clones, and Kate must forge an unlikely alliance. False Negative by John Dorney When a strange travel capsule is activated in UNIT's laboratory, Osgood and Josh find themselves in a whole new world of trouble. Soon, nobody at UNIT HQ is quite who they seem, and the team discovers that the greatest danger they could ever face comes from within... Written By: Matt Fitton, Roy Gill, Andrew Smith, John Dorney Directed By: Ken Bentley Cast Jemma Redgrave (Kate Stewart), Ingrid Oliver (Osgood), James Joyce (Captain Josh Carter), Ramon Tikaram (Colonel Shindi), Karina Fernandez (Captain Gonsalves/ Phoebe Breckenridge), Lucy Fleming (Alice Donelly), Matthew Cottle (Ben Donelly/ Overseer), David Jonsson (Corporal James Morley), Dan Starkey (Marshal Skar/ Commander Merx/ Sontaran Escapee), James Wilby (Professor John Torrance), Beth Goddard (Christine Colley), Barnaby Edwards (Satellite voice), Jot Davies (Guerilla/ AIDE/ Soldier) and Nicholas Briggs (The Daleks). Other parts played by members of the cast. Producer David Richardson Script Editors Matt Fitton, John Dorney


 
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