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Doctor Who - Pieces of Eighth

Doctor Who - Pieces of Eighth
Description:
Rebecca Chapman and Kenny Smith travel through time, space, comics, audios, books, records and more, as they chat about everything and anything to do with Paul McGann's eighth incarnation of Doctor Who

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Doctor Who - Pieces of Eighth Statistics
Episodes:
27
Average Episode Duration:
0:0:30:51
Longest Episode Duration:
0:1:05:51
Total Duration of all Episodes:
0 days, 13 hours, 53 minutes and 10 seconds
Earliest Episode:
25 October 2021 (10:07pm GMT)
Latest Episode:
25 October 2021 (9:50pm GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
5 days, 19 hours, 38 minutes and 22 seconds

Doctor Who - Pieces of Eighth Episodes

  • Episode 2.4 - The Outtakes

    25 October 2021 (9:50pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 2 minutes and 22 seconds

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    YOU'D never know it from our finished episodes, but Becca and Kenny are good friends who giggle a lot.

    What you hear in the finished episodes isn't always exactly what gets recorded. Sometimes, just sometimes, they laugh at daft things, and you'd never know from the finished episode that anything every happened... Well, probably not...

    Today, we present our first outtakes, from our episode about the TARDIS console... and the pair are laughing at silly innuendoes. Such children!



  • 2.8 The War Master

    21 October 2021 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 42 minutes and 17 seconds

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    The Eighth Doctor - one of the most joyous, vibrant incarnations of the Doctor, has come face to face with the most vicious of Masters on a couple of occasions.

    We delve into the universe of the War Master, as Paul McGann faced off against Sir Derek Jacobi, in two Big Finish box sets, Rage of the Time Lords, and Hearts of Darkness.

    We meet two of the writers, David Llewelyn and Lisa McMullan, to find out how these sets came together.



  • Pieces of Eighth extra - 20 years of the Eighth Doctor at Big Finish

    16 October 2021 (12:12am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 5 minutes and 51 seconds

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    Earlier this year, your Pieces of Eighth co-host Kenny recorded an episode of another podcast he co-presents, The Power of 3, which marked 20 years of the Eighth Doctor at Big Finish.

    He and co-conspirator David Steel look at Storm Warning, Sword of Orion, The Stones of Venice and Minuet in Hell, as well sharing their excitement at the return of Paul McGann to the part of the Doctor.




  • 2.7 The Bodysnatchers

    13 October 2021 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 36 minutes and 16 seconds

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    Zygons! The Skarasen! Professor Litefoot! Victorian London!

    It sounds like a checklist for things that appear in some of the greatest Fourth Doctor stories, but they all come together in The Bodysnatchers, the third Eighth Doctor Adventure published by BBC Books, way back in August 1997.

    Kenny and Becca are joined by the author of The Bodysnatchers, Mark Morris, as they look back on the novel - including a dramatic reading of a short section of the book!



  • Pieces of Eighth extra - The Stones of Venice trailers

    9 October 2021 (5:05pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 12 seconds

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    We continue to bring you rare material, with these trailers for The Stones of Venice, as originally broadcast on BBC Radio 7.

    Four short, teasers, to get listeners hooked - aren't they great?



  • 2.6 All Hands On Deck

    7 October 2021 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 33 minutes and 35 seconds

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    Last week, Pieces of Eighth took a step into the Time War... and this week, we're staying there.

    However, we've gone from a full-cast adventure to a Short Trip, which was written by Eddie Robson, a man who's no stranger to writing Eighth Doctor full cast audios for Big Finish, and produced by Ian Atkins.

    Join Becca and Kenny as they find out how Susan entered the Time War - and how she got a full-cast box set out of it too...



  • Optional Extras 1 - B&M 2021 Wave 1

    4 October 2021 (10:23pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 35 minutes and 24 seconds

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    Join Character Options' Al Dewar and Kenny Smith as they venture through the worlds of the plastic fantastic, as they look at the making of the Character Options Doctor Who figures.

    Their journey begins with the first 2021 wave of B&M figures, comprising the First Doctor and two Sensorites, Ian Chesterton and a pair of Voord, plus the latest releases in the History of the Daleks series, from The Power of the Daleks and Day of the Daleks. 



  • Pieces of Eighth extra - Sword of Orion trailers

    1 October 2021 (10:25am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 16 seconds

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    Way back in 2005, several Eighth Doctor adventures starring Paul McGann and India Fisher, which were produced by Big Finish, were broadcast on BBC Radio 7.

    To promote these, original trailers were produced, and here, for the first time, Pieces of Eighth have compiled the promotional pieces for that second story, Sword of Orion.



  • 2.5 The Sontaran Ordeal

    30 September 2021 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 28 minutes and 23 seconds

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    We join the Eighth Doctor on his first audio adventure set during the Time War.

    Andrew Smith, writer of The Sontaran Ordeal, and Dan Starkey, who played Commander Jask in the adventure, join Becca and Kenny to explain how their involvement with this Big Finish release, part of the first series of Classic Doctors, New Monsters, came about.




  • Pieces of Eighth extra - The Storm Warning radio trailers

    26 September 2021 (1:46pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 3 minutes and 6 seconds

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    In 2005, a number of Eighth Doctor adventures produced by Big Finish were broadcast on BBC Radio 7.

    To promote these, original trailers were produced, and here, for the first time, Pieces of Eighth have compiled the promotional pieces for Storm Warning.



  • 2.4 The TARDIS console

    23 September 2021 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 31 minutes and 2 seconds

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    Be honest - who hasn't dreamed of having their own TARDIS console to play with, with buttons to press and levers to switch?

    But one man can do that every single day of his life, if he so chooses. This week, Pieces of Eighth meets Paul Salamoff, the man who owns the original TARDIS console from the TV Movie - as well as a few other screen-worn items.

    FInd out just what he has in his amazing collection, aside from that glorious wooden console.



  • 2.3 The Radio Times Eighth Doctor Poll

    16 September 2021 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 40 minutes and 43 seconds

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    Earlier this year, the Radio Times marked the end of Big Finish's monthly range with a series of polls to find the top five stories for each Doctor.

    The Eighth Doctor was no exception, with The Chimes of Midnight taking the top spot, followed by The Silver Turk, The Natural History of Fear, Scherzo and Seasons of Fear. 

    This week, Becca and Kenny are joined by Matt Michael to give their thoughts on the top stories - as well as suggesting stories they thought could have been there too.



  • 2.2 Earth and Beyond

    9 September 2021 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 38 minutes and 41 seconds

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    In 1998, the most exciting thing in the world happened - Paul McGann returned as the Doctor... Well, sort of.

    BBC Audio released a twin cassette story, featuring three Doctor Who short stories - Bounty, Dead Time and The People's Temple - all of which were read by Paul McGann. And, best of all, we heard McGann perform all-new lines as the Doctor, for the first time in two years in Dead Time, as he spoke with a future version of himself.

    This week, Kenny and Becca have a chat with producer Steve Cole and writer Peter Anghelides, as they discover how this release came to be, and just who Andrew Martin is...



  • 2.1 Yee Jee Tso

    2 September 2021 (11:33pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 40 minutes and 22 seconds

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    It's good news - Pieces of Eighth has been renewed and is back for a second season!

    Over the course of the next 13 weeks, we're going to bring you all-new, exclusive interviews with the people who have made the Eighth Doctor who he is, whether as writers, actors, artists, musicians or anything else. 

    Having finished last season with a two-part Philip Segal interview, Rebecca and Kenny are continuing with people with TV Movie credits, as they chat with Chang Lee himself, Yee Jee Tso, from his home in Vancouver.

    They talk about his casting, turning up late, working with Eric Roberts, the TARDIS set, and publishing his book of TV Movie photographs.




  • 1.13 Philip Segal (part two)

    12 August 2021 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 39 minutes and 15 seconds

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    Doctor Who TV Movie executive producer Philip Segal joins us from his home in the USA, for the second part of his exclusive chat with Pieces of Eighth.

    He reveals how he felt the TV Movie rating could have gone in modern methods were taken into account, how he's about to build the TARDIS console room again, and how he looks back on the whole movie. 

    Find out more about Philip's work at www.sprueverse.com.

    And we preview the first guest of season two, which will launch soon!



  • 1.12 Philip Segal (part one)

    5 August 2021 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 39 minutes and 15 seconds

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    We reach the end of the first season of Pieces of Eighth, and we present the opening half of our exclusive chat with the man whose persistence led to the creation of the Eighth Doctor.

    Executive producer Philip Segal is our special guest, and chats about his love of Doctor Who, working in television, meeting Alan Yentob, casting Paul McGann, and bringing the team together to create the TV Movie.

    Plus we share your memories of the TV Movie, as your listeners join in the fun!



  • 1.11 Escape Velocity

    29 July 2021 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 26 minutes and 8 seconds

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    This week, Pieces of Eighth takes its first dip into the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures, a series of original paperback novels featuring the Eighth Doctor, which were published by BBC Books from June 1997 until June 2005.

    In that time, a total of 73 books were released, charting the adventures of the Doctor, with his friends, Sam Jones, Fitz Kreiner, Compassion, Anji Kapoor and Beatrix 'Trix' Macmillan. Along the way, they faced Daleks, the Master, Wirrrn, and new foes, like Sabbath - who stole the Doctor's second heart.

    Becca and Kenny chat with Colin Brake, who penned Escape Velocity, the 42nd novel in the series, which concluded a story arc in which an amnesiac Doctor was trapped on Earth for a hundred years - and was finally reunited with Fitz, meets a new friend in Anji, and the TARDIS is restored.

    Prophetically, it also features a space race between Pierre Yves-Dudoin and Arthur Tyler III, both competing to be the first privately funded man in space...



  • 1.10 The TV Movie Novelisation

    22 July 2021 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 44 minutes and 39 seconds

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    Kenny and Becca stay on Target in our latest episode.

    They have a chat with Gary Russell, who novelised the TV Movie for BBC Books in 1996 and revamped it for the 2001 reprint from Target. 

    They're also joined by Anthony Dry, who created the amazing art for the reprint cover.



  • 1.9 The Scent of Blood

    15 July 2021 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 29 minutes and 32 seconds

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    Pieces of Eighth stays in audio territory - but probably not the one you were expecting.

    Becca and Kenny this week venture into the lands of BBC Audio, as they discover how The Scent of Blood, released in 2019, came to be. Kenny has a chat with writer Andy Lane, before he and Becca chat with actor Dan Starkey, who narrates the adventure - and Becca tries not to fan girl while talking to Strax...

    Plus, courtesy of sound designer and musician David Darlington, you can hear a clean version of the Doctor Who theme which appears in this story. 



  • 1.8 Max Warp

    8 July 2021 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 32 minutes and 44 seconds

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    Previous episodes of Pieces of Eighth have touched on Big Finish adventures for the Eighth Doctor, but this week we cover our first full-length story in the form of Max Warp.

    Becca and Kenny chat with writer Jonathan Morris about writing the script - and reveal its origins in an unused idea from several years beforehand - and musician Andy Hardwick tells it was it was like to write a theme tune that most definitely ISN'T the Top Gear theme.




  • 1.7 Solitaire

    1 July 2021 (11:00pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 37 minutes and 5 seconds

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    This week's Pieces of Eighth takes another trip into the Big Finish universe, this time to feature the highly-acclaimed Companion Chronicle, Solitaire.

    This week, Becca and Kenny discuss the tale, starring India Fisher as Charley Pollard and david bailey as the Celestial Toymaker. The reveal their mutual fear of puppets, have a chat with writer John Dorney, and cover artist Alex Mallinson who created the puppet for the cover.



  • 1.6 Flashpoint

    25 June 2021 (12:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 33 minutes and 21 seconds

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    Pieces of Eighth heads into new territory this week, as we feature a Short Trip from Big Finish.

    Flashpoint was read by co-host Kenny Smith's favourite, Sheridan Smith, so we have a chat with the range producer Ian Atkins, and writer Andrew Smith, about how Lucie Miller's return to Doctor Who came about. 

    We should point out that Becca is also part of the Smith family, as her dad is one.

    So really, it's all about the Smiths this week (Morrissey not included).




  • 1.5 The Eighth Doctor Action Figures

    18 June 2021 (8:01pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 30 minutes and 10 seconds

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    We celebrate the plastic fantastic this week in Pieces of Eighth.

    Becca and Kenny are joined by Alasdair Dewar from Character Options, who explains the origins of the various action figures of the Eighth Doctor.



  • 1.4 Seán Carlsen and Narvin

    13 June 2021 (11:31am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 38 minutes and 19 seconds

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    EPISODE four of Pieces of Eighth sees us joined by an actor who has encountered Paul McGann's Doctor in two very different roles.

    Seán Carlsen was first cast in The Natural History of Fear, in which he played a variety of roles, and made an impression producer/director Gary Russell, who subsequently cast him as CIA Co-ordinator Narvin in the Gallifrey spin-off series.

    Narvin has since become one of Big Finish's most beloved original creations, and Sean joins us to share his experiences of working with Paul McGann and Sir Derek Jacobi, as well as meeting War Doctor Sir John Hurt.



  • 1.3 Living Legend

    4 June 2021 (3:03pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 20 minutes and 2 seconds

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    We take our first tip into Big Finish Eighth Doctor territory, with a look back to a little gem from 2003.

    Becca and Kenny are joined by producer/director Gary Russell, as well as Conrad Westmaas, who recalls his time in studio as Thon, in Scott Gray's witty 22-minute long episode.



  • 1.2 A Matter of Life and Death

    27 May 2021 (8:53am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 41 minutes and 43 seconds

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    We promised to bring you all things related to the Eighth Doctor, and we most definitely are in this week's episode.

    We discuss the Titan Eighth Doctor comic A Matter of Life and Death with the people who brought it to life,  as writer George Mann and artist Emma Vieceli exclusively share their thoughts and experiences on creating an oft-forgotten little slice of Paul McGann's Doctor, set in the period before Night of the Doctor.




  • 1.1 The TV Movie

    21 May 2021 (7:34pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 16 minutes and 27 seconds

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    Kenny and Becca are Doctor Who fans. 

    He's been a fan since 1978, and Becca was born in 1995, so their experiences of the show are completely different.

    But something they both love is the Eighth Doctor, played by Paul McGann. In this podcast series, they will travel through time and space, finding the many different aspects of this incarnation of the Doctor who was only seen twice on TV - but has had more original adventures than virtually any other Doctor in different spin-off media.

    So, get to know the pair of them, as Becca (in their podcast debut) and Kenny (editor of Big Finish's Vortex, and co-host of The Power of 3 podcast) crash land in San Francisco, on December 31, 1999... There's been a shooting - someone had better call a Doctor...



 
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