Doctor Who: New To Who
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Ever wanted to start watching Classic Who but just don't know where to begin? Join Colin, Daniel, and Steven on an introcast through the best of Doctor Who!
||CleanNew To Who: Interview with Christopher H Bidmead||NEW TO WHO meet CHRISTOPHER H BIDMEAD It is with great pleasure that we give Our #SweetDorks an interview with the Script Editor of Doctor Who during the Season 18 and writer of Logopolis, Christopher H Bidmead. Dan, Steven, and Col are joined by Christopher, who relates the story of how he became a writer, actor, and script editor of Doctor Who. Over the course of our chat, we hear Christopher talk about what it was like to inherit the show from his predecessor, Douglas Adams, what it was like to work with Tom Baker, and what parts John Nathan-Turner and Barry Letts played in the shaping of the vision of Season 18, the last of the Fourth Doctor and the first of the 1980s. Great thanks go to Christopher H Bidmead for appearing on New To Who!||27 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20 - Logopolis||NEW TO WHO - LOGOPOLIS In theory Dan and Steven should be able to change †heir appearance to blend in unobtrusively wherever they happen to materialise. In practice, however, because of a fault in the chameleon circuit, they always look like a police box - a minor inconvenience the they now hope to correct. Fixing the mechanism involves a visit to Perth and a trip to the planet Logopolis - normally a quiet little place that keeps itself to itself. But on this occasion the meddling presence of Col ensures the disruption of normality. And even Col is horrified by the threat of total chaos he unintentionally precipitates - until he finds a way to turn the imminent destruction of the universe to his own advantage... New to Who concludes its trilogy of regeneration stories with this, the final story of the Fourth Doctor as played by the inimitable Tom Baker. It is also the introductory story featuring the first Australian companion, Tegan Jovanka played by the lovely Janet Fielding, who joins existing companion Adric (Matthew Waterhouse) and Nyssa (Sarah Sutton) who rejoins the cast in what will become known as the ‘crowded TARDIS’ in the following season. LOGOPOLIS was written by the Season 18 script editor, Christopher H Bidmead , and is beautifully directed by the late, great Peter Grimwade, his second story as director for the programme. Peter Grimwade would go on to write three Fifth Doctor stories. The cover of the original imprint of the 1982 Target novelisation for LOGOPOLIS is by Andrew Skilleter. The novelisation is written by Christopher H Bidmead, who also reads the audiobook, which is available from Audible. Intro theme by Our Colin (2019), and outro music by Bridget (2019). Much love and thanks, Col and Bridget! ❤︎ If you enjoyed Bridget's music and would like to hear more, please check out her band Simone & Girlfunkle. Special thanks to Sarah Tout at Voice Box Media Training. NEW TO WHO WILL RETURN (One day. Yes, one day…)||27 1 2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19 - A New To Who Surprise Christmas Special For Our Sweet Dorks||A NEW TO WHO SURPRISE CHRISTMAS SPECIAL FOR OUR SWEET DORKS New to Who looks back at our 2018, asking our guests for their personal all-time favourite Classic Doctor Who story EVER! Join Dan and Steven under the Christmas tree in a West Australian summer as they unwrap their gifts to Our Sweet Dorks. (Re)introducing: The Watcher Special thanks to Sarah Tout at Voice Box Media Training. NEXT MONTH: LOGOPOLIS||24 12 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 - The Caves of Androzani||NEW TO WHO AND THE CAVES OF ANDROZANI From the moment they land on the planet Androzani Minor, everything goes wrong for Dan and Steven and their young companion, Bridget. They become involved in the struggle between brutal gun-runners, ruthless Federation troops, and the hideously mutilated Sharaz Jek, who lurks in the depths of the caves with his android army. Key to this struggle is spectrox, the most valuable substance in the universe. Suitably processed, spectrox is an elixir of life, but it in its raw state it is a deadly poison - a fact which will cost the Doctor another of his Time Lord lives… New to Who continues with its trilogy of regeneration stories with this, the final story of the Fifth Doctor - and Our Steven’s favourite as a kid - the wonderful Peter Davison. It is also the second story featuring the first ‘American’ companion, Perpugilliam Brown - or Peri for short - played by the charming Nicola Bryant. Widely regarded as a true classic of the entire series, THE CAVES OF ANDROZANI topped the 2014 Doctor Who Magazine Mighty 200 poll. It was written by the late, great Robert Holmes, and is impressively directed by Graeme Harper, his first story as director. Harper remains the only director to have worked on both Classic and New Who. The cover of the original imprint of the 1985 Target novelisation for THE CAVES OF ANDROZANI is by Andrew Skilleter. The novelisation is written by Sir Terrance Dicks. The audiobook is read by the Doctor himself, Peter Davison. Intro theme by Our Colin (2017). Much love and thanks, Col ❤︎ This month’s outro music - “Anywhere In The Universe” - comes courtesy and with the kind permission of THE SEVATEEM from their concept album, THE CAVES. Please check out their amazing ‘80s/Androzani-aesthetic-inspired website, and while you’re there please donate and download from Bandcamp, particularly as The Sevateem support a worthy and humanitarian cause in the form of Medicine Sans Frontier (US). Special thanks to Sarah Tout at Voice Box Media Training. NEXT MONTH: LOGOPOLIS||24 11 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 - The Tenth Planet||NEW TO WHO AND THE TENTH PLANET Dave Kitchen from The Doctor Who Show blinked again. Lights were moving towards him through the murk of the blizzard. Even as he looked, the lights changed into figures clad in silver-armoured suits, advancing across the ice with a slow deliberate step. Horror-struck, Dave reached for his microphone. BUT THEY CONTINUED MARCHING... Dan and Steven have arrived in Sydney. The discussion of a story of firsts by this invincible, fearless podcast has begun-and the last thrilling adventure of the first DOCTOR WHO. New to Who begins a trilogy of regeneration stories with this, the final story of the first Doctor - the original, you might say - the late, great William Hartnell. And who better to join us in discussing this wonderful pioneer than perhaps his biggest fan, Dave Kitchen from The Doctor Who Show ? Although being the last story for the First Doctor, THE TENTH PLANET is also a story of many firsts; the first regeneration story, the first Cybermen story, and the first story of a narrative format that would come to define the show: The Base Under Siege. The cover of the original imprint of the 1976 Target novelisation for THE TENTH PLANET is used with the kind permission of Chris Achilleos. The novelisation is written by Gerry Davis. The audiobook is read by Anneke Wills. Intro theme by Our Colin (2017). Much love and thanks, Col ❤︎ Special thanks to Sarah Tout at Voice Box Media Training. NEXT MONTH: THE CAVES OF ANDROZANI||27 10 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 - Genesis of the Daleks||NEW TO WHO AND THE GENESIS OF THE DALEKS The Place: Scotland Time: The day Verity!’s Liz Miles joined New To Who After over fifty years of futile discussion between fans, Steven thinks this is the perfected form that carries Doctor Who into eternity - the dreaded GENESIS OF THE DALEKS. Without feeling, conscience or pity, Steven is joined as ever by Dan and this time by the wonderful Liz Myles to travel back through time in an effort to totally deconstruct this terrible menace of the future. From Tom Baker’s first season as the Doctor, GENESIS OF THE DALEKS is rightly lauded as one of the very best Doctor Who stories ever made. Combining the great powers of script editor Robert Holmes, producer Philip Hinchcliffe, director David Maloney, and a script by inventor of the Daleks, Davros - err, Terry Nation, we also have one of the great TARDIS teams of all time in the form of travelling companions Sarah-Jane Smith and Harry Sullivan, played resplendently by the late and wonderful Elizabeth Sladen and Ian Marter. Fusing the still-heard echoes of World War II with aspects of moral philosophy and growing fears about scientific discoveries about the human genome, Genesis is a story of its time that remains as relevant today as it ever was. The cover of the original imprint of the 1976 Target novelisation for GENESIS OF THE DALEKS is used with the kind permission of Chris Achilleos. The novelisation is written by Sir Terrance Dicks. The audiobook is read by Tom Baker. Intro theme by Our Colin (2017). Much love and thanks, Col ❤︎ Special thanks to Sarah Tout at Voice Box Media Training. NEXT MONTH: THE TENTH PLANET||29 9 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNew To Who: Interview with Andrew Cartmel||NEW TO WHO meet ANDREW CARTMEL We are privileged to bring you an extended interview with the Script Editor of Doctor Who during the entirety of the Sylvester McCoy era; Andrew Cartmel! Join us as Andrew charts the behind-the-scenes story of a golden period for Doctor Who, starting as an aspiring writer working in a technology firm before getting a call from Producer John Nathan-Turner... Along the way, we discuss such things as the team of writers who brought the Seventh Doctor and Ace to life, how the BBC hierarchy viewed the programme at the time - and the time when Alan Moore almost came to write for Doctor Who! (PS Make sure to stay listening until the very end...)||25 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 - Ghost Light||NEW TO WHO - GHOST LIGHT Perth, 2018 In the sleepy, rural parish of Perth, New To Who is by far the most imposing edifice. The villagers shun the grim pod, but the owners, the reclusive and controversial Dan and Steven, receive occasional visitors. The Reverend Nathan Bottomley and James Sellwood (of the Flight Through Entirety podcast), have travelled from Sydney to refute Dan and Steven's blasphemous theories of Doctor Who. The very last story filmed and the third to last story screened of Classic Doctor Who, GHOST LIGHT presents a dark, twisted version of Victoriana that - when scratched - reveals something nasty (and supremely intelligent) beneath. Sylvester McCoy's performance as the Seventh Doctor matures into a more Machiavellian figure, seemingly manipulating not just events but also his companion, Ace, played by the wonderful Sophie Aldred. Again drawing on a number of literary and cultural influences, lifelong fan Marc Platt turns in a stupendously funny, macabre, and smart script that the production team then realised into perhaps the greatest 'oddball' story of the entire era. The cover of the original imprint of the 1990 Target novelisation for GHOST LIGHT is used with the kind permission of Alister Pearson. The novelisation is written by Marc Platt, based on his original 1989 script. The audiobook is read by Ian Hogg, who played the sinister Josiah Smith in the televised serial. Intro theme by Our Colin (2017). Much love and thanks, Col ❤︎ Special thanks to Sarah Tout at Voice Box Media Training. NEXT MONTH: GENESIS OF THE DALEKS||25 8 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 - Vengeance on Varos||NEW TO WHO - VENGEANCE ON VAROS Dan and Steven have stalled in Sydney, and it is only on the planet Varos that they can find his precious Zeiton-7 ore they need to continue their podcasting through time and space. Arriving on the planet, Dan and Steven meet the rebel Todd Beilby and incur the wrath of Richard Stone, representatives of the most excellent Doctor Who podcast, Flight Through Entirety. The hunt is on for these rebel friends. And as they are pursued through the corridors of the deadly Punishment Dome, Dan, Steven, Richard and Todd discover that the people of Varos have some very disturbing ideas of entertainment ... The second story of the troubled Season 22, VENGEANCE ON VAROS is arguably the most indicative story of the Colin Baker entire era. It's a dark story with strong dystopian overtones echoic of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. It is famous or introducing one of the most memorable monsters of the decade in Sil, played so wonderfully by Nabil Shaban. Join Dan and Steven and special guests Todd and Richard from our favourite Doctor Who podcast, Flight Through Entirety, for a story that underscores some of the best of Colin Baker as the Doctor, and the wonderful Nicola Bryant in her only full season as Peri Brown. The cover of the original imprint of the 1988 Target novelisation for VENGEANCE ON VAROS is by David McAllister. It is written by Philip Martin and is based on his original 1984 script. Intro theme by Our Colin (2017). Much love and thanks, Col ❤︎ Special thanks to Sarah Tout at Voice Box Media Training. NEXT MONTH: GHOSTLIGHT||28 7 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 - The Robots of Death||NEW TO WHO AND THE ROBOTS OF DEATH On a desert planet the giant sandminer crawls through the howling sandstorms, harvesting the valuable minerals in the sand. Inside it, Dan and Steven relax in luxury, while most of the work is done by the robots who serve them. Then JR Southall arrives - and the mysterious deaths begin. First a suspect, then a hunted victim, JR must find the hidden killer - or join the other victims of The Robots of Death. The penultimate story of the acclaimed Season 14, this is perhaps the strongest four-parter of the entire Hinchcliffe and Holmes era having placed at number 11 in the DWM 2014 readers' poll. It's a fast-paced story with an overriding Art Decor aesthetic, and an incredible array of classic series imagery including the eponymous Robots of Death in red-eyed killer mode (doing it thirty years before the Ood!). Join Dan and Steven and special guest JR Southall for a story that showcases an imperious Tom Baker as the Doctor, and the wonderful Louise Jameson in only her second story as Leela of the Sevateem. You can hear more of JR on the Blue Box Podcast, which you can find on Facebook here, while JR is also on Twitter here. The cover of the original imprint of the 1979 Target novelisation for THE ROBOTS OF DEATH is by John Geary. It is written by Terrance Dicks and is based on Chris Boucher's 1977 original script. Intro theme by Our Colin (2017). Much love and thanks, Col ❤︎ Special thanks to Sarah Tout at Voice Box Media Training. NEXT MONTH: VENGEANCE ON VAROS||30 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 - Enlightenment||NEW TO WHO - ENLIGHTENMENT In response to a warning of great danger given by Rob Irwin from The Doctor Who Show podcast, Dan and Steven set new co-ordinates and the TARDIS materialises on the heaving deck of a Sydney racing yacht. But as they all soon discover, this is no ordinary yacht – and no ordinary race. Dan, Steven, and Rob are competing for an unusual prize – ‘Enlightenment’... The cover of the original imprint of the 1984 Target novelisation for ENLIGHTENMENT is by Andrew Skilleter. It is written by Barbara Clegg and is based on her 1983 original script. Intro theme by Our Colin (2017), and outro music by Bridget (2018). Much love and thanks, Col and Bridget! ❤︎ If you enjoyed Bridget's music and would like to hear more, please check out her band Simone & Girlfunkle. Special thanks to Sarah Tout at Voice Box Media Training. Next month: THE ROBOTS OF DEATH!||26 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 - Inferno||NEW TO WHO - INFERNO Inferno is the name of a top-secret podcast to penetrate this story's crust and release a major new guest, Erik Stadnik from the Doctor Who: The Writers' Room. A crisis develops when a noxious Dan and Steven leak out as drilling progresses - the green poison has a grotesquely debilitating effect on human beings. As the Earth's plight worsens, Erik is trapped in a parallel world, unable to rescue the planet and its inhabitants from the destructive force of INFERNO... The cover of the original imprint of the 1984 Target novelisation for INFERNO is by Nick Spender. It is written by Terrance Dicks and is based on a 1970 original script by Don Houghton. The audiobook available from Audible is read by Caroline John. Intro and outro theme by Our Colin (2017) - much love and thanks, Col! ❤︎ Special thanks to Sarah Tout at Voice Box Media Training.||28 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 - The Invasion||NEW TO WHO and THE INVASION Materialising in Sydney, Dan and Steven meet the newly-formed United Nations Intelligence Taskforce, led by Brigadier Nathan Bottomley and Sergeant Brendan Jones from Flight Through Entirety. Together, they team up to infiltrate and investigate the nefarious Tobias Vaughn and his bumbling henchman, Packer!, at the headquarters of International Electromatix; the largest computer and electronics firm in the world. But in reality, it's just an excuse to talk about one of the most epically fun Doctor Who stories of the 1960s! The cover of the original imprint of the 1985 Target novelisation for THE INVASION is by Andrew Skilleter and is written by Ian Marter. Intro and outro theme by Our Colin (2017) - much love and thanks, Col ❤︎ Special thanks to Sarah Tout at Voice Box Media Training.||24 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 - The Seeds of Doom||NEW TO WHO and THE SEEDS OF DOOM In the desert wastes of sun-burnt Australia, a strange pod is unearthed, buried deep in the sands. Curiosity turns to alarm as the pod begins to grow - then horror when suddenly it cracks open and Dan and Steven shoot out, mercilessly seeking the nearest live victim... In London, PAUL CORNELL is bewildered. Called in to fight this unknown horror, will he be in time to save Earth from the rapidly spreading tentacles of the KRYNOID, a giant man-eating monster from an alien world? The last story of the acclaimed Season 13 of Doctor Who, THE SEEDS OF DOOM is a Gothic horror-inspired epic from the pen of the creator of the Zygons, the late Robert Stewart Banks. We again return to the Philip Hinchliffe and Robert Holmes era, and our director is the great Douglas Camfield. In short, it's an all-time classic Classic Who story! Our thanks again to Chris Achilleos for his kind permission for the use of his original 1977 Target novelisation of THE SEEDS OF DOOM, written by Philip Hinchcliffe. Intro theme by Our Colin (2017), and outro music by Bridget, as Pizza Pocket (2018). If you enjoyed Bridget's music and would like to hear more, please check out her band Simone & Girlfunkle. Special thanks again to Sarah Tout at Voice Box Media Training.||24 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 - The Curse of Fenric||"It's a bit Michael Jackson 'Thriller'" After seventeen centuries trapped in the shadow dimensions, Steven and Daniel are reunited with Bridget, only to discover that they are all themselves descendants of the original Vikings who carry THE CURSE OF FENRIC! The last story of the original series of Doctor Who save one, this post-modern masterpiece is written by the creator of Ace, Ian Briggs, and showcases the best qualities of the show under the script editorship of Andrew Cartmel. Displaying an at-times dizzying bricolage of influences, references, and philosophies, this is where Doctor Who can be seen to graduate with first-class honours in every relevant field. It's such a shame that Season 26 was the last regular series of the programme until 2005, as it hints at a more mature direction very much in tune with the televisual landscape of the coming decade and beyond. Our thanks again go to Alister Pearson for his kind permission for the use of his revised cover for the 2015 audiobook of the original 1990 Target novelisation of THE CURSE OF FENRIC, written by Ian Briggs (and highly recommended by Our Steven). Intro theme by Our Colin (2017), and outro music "Wolves of Fenric" by Bridget, as Pizza Pocket (2017). If you enjoyed Bridget's music and would like to hear more, please check out her band Simone & Girlfunkle. Special thanks again to Sarah Tout at Voice Box Media Training.||4 12 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 - Day of the Daleks||"Two words, gentlemen: Hubba hubba" Col, Daniel, and Steven are joined by Pete, a mysterious human from the 21st-century, to 'time-jump' back into the 20th century so as to discuss a high-ranking Classic Doctor Who episode; DAY OF THE DALEKS! Another instance of Doctor Who being ahead of its time, this time-y wime-y plot by Louis Marks has since been cribbed by the likes of The Terminator and is inspired itself by the work of no less a sci-fi great than Ray Bradbury. Featuring the return of the Daleks for the first time in five years and the first time in colour, sweet dorks are encouraged to seek out the 2011 special edition of DAY OF THE DALEKS to appreciate the intent if not the budget of the original production (though the original remains a great deal of fun!). Our thanks again go to Chris Achilleos for his kind permission for the use of his cover for the Target novelisation of DAY OF THE DALEKS, written by Terrance Dicks. © all original music copyright New To Who 2016 and 2017 Special thanks to Sarah Tout at Voice Box Media Training for her patience and expertise.||22 10 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 - Tomb of the Cybermen||"I love testicle head!" Materialising on a sand pit alien planet - this time in black and white - our heroic trio, Daniel, Col, and Steven, discover the ice tombs of Telos, now home to the hibernated Cybermen led by the terrifying Cyber Controller! Perhaps the apotheosis of Doctor Who's "Base Under Siege" genre that was a staple of 1967's Season Five (aka the "Monster Season"), TOMB OF THE CYBERMEN - written by the creators of the Cybermen, Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis - is laden with atmosphere and an all-pervading sense of an impending menace. Not without its narrative and representation problems, it nonetheless remains a classic example of a story-telling blueprint from Doctor Who history that is still used to this day. Special thanks again to Alister Pearson for his kind permission for the use of his redone cover of Jeff Cummins' original for the Target novelisation of Tomb of the Cybermen, written by Gerry Davis. © all original music copyright New To Who 2016 and 2017||23 9 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - City of Death||"Who ordered the soup?" Bridget joins Daniel, Colin, and Steven as they run through the streets and galleries of Paris in 1979, actually (more of a table wine, shall we say?) for CITY OF DEATH! Doctor Who's largest ever watching audience of 16 million people tuned in to watch this at the time, and none of them were wrong to do so. Written by DOUGLAS ADAMS, at a time just before he became famous for his HITCHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY series, this story is widely seen as one the greatest Classic Who stories of all time, consistently rating in the Top 10. Filled with moments of comedic genius, a frisson of fun, and a lot of love in a blend of crime caper and sci-fi genres, this is also the story that saw TOM BAKER and LALLA WARD fall in love and eventually get married (but, sadly, not for long). Cité de l'amour/la mort, indeed! Special thanks to ANDY WALKER for his kind permission for the use of his painting for CITY OF DEATH, the Doctor Who Target novelisation that never was, and that was eventually novelised by JEREMY GOSS. © all original music copyright New To Who 2016 and 2017||19 8 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - Remembrance of the Daleks||"Time will tell - it always does." If you have never seen REMEMBRANCE OF THE DALEKS before, we envy you! Doctor Who's silver jubilee season kicked off in incredible style with a return to its very beginnings set in 1963, and a London already infiltrated by Daleks. Written by BEN AARONOVITCH, this story established what Doctor Who could and would be in the 1990s - and beyond. The story also introduces many of the more domestic and character-driven elements we would later see when the series returned in 2005, most notably in its foregrounding of a sparky London teenage girl as the show's co-protagonist. Special thanks to Alister Pearson for his kind permission for the use of his cover painting for the original 1990 Doctor Who Target novelisation of REMEMBRANCE OF THE DALEKS by Ben Aaronovitch. © all original music copyright New To Who 2016 and 2017||22 7 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - Earthshock||"She's like a dinner lady in space" The Beryl Reid Appreciation Society (i.e., Colin, Daniel, and Steven) return for EARTHSHOCK, in which the new and young Fifth Doctor faces one of his deadliest and long-lost enemies. Who survives? Who doesn't? And what terrifying direction does the show's new Script Editor have in store for our favourite celery-and-cricket-uniform-wearing hero? Written by ERIC SAWARD, this story is a highlight of Season 19, and is the first of its kind of grittier and grimmer narratives more in tune with the troubled and troubling 1980s. The cover painting for the 1992 reprint of the Doctor Who Target novelisation, EARTHSHOCK by Ian Marter, is by Alister Pearson. © all original music copyright New To Who 2016 and 2017||18 6 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - The Terror of the Autons||"Who de 'eck arr you?" New-to-Who Ed joins Colin, Daniel, and Steven for THE TERROR OF THE AUTONS , where the Third Doctor meets his companion, Jo Grant, for the first time while we are introduced to the Master, who plans to take over the world with the aid of an army of plastic men! This is the story where the formula for what Doctor Who is today can be traced back to, and is written by Robert Holmes for the Barry Letts and Terrance Dicks production team. The cover painting for the original imprint of the Doctor Who Target novelisation, THE TERROR OF THE AUTONS by Terrance Dicks, is by Peter Brookes. © all original music copyright New To Who 2016||20 5 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 - Terror of the Zygons||"Set your TARDIS co-ordinates for confusion!" In the first of our adventures proper through Time and Space, arguably the definitive Doctor and companion team land in Scotland, 1975 to join forces with Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart and U.N.I.T to overcome the shapeshifting Zygons! A classic from the Hinchcliffe and Holmes 'gothic horror' period of Classic Who, it's TERROR OF THE ZYGONS. With kind permission from and great thank to Mr Chris Achilleos for the use of his cover painting for the original imprint of the Doctor Who Target novelisation, THE LOCH NESS MONSTER by Terrance Dicks. © all original music copyright New To Who 2016||23 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 0 - An Unearthly Child||"Hello, Sweet Dorks!" Daniel, Colin and Steven nervously introduce themselves and their hare-brained idea for an intro cast to classic Doctor Who, designed for 'New Who' fans. But now that all the preparations made over pub lunches are over and they have finally hit record, can they deliver? What better way to start this great spirit of adventure than at the very beginning with a mild curiosity in a junkyard. The first-ever episode of Doctor Who, AN UNEARTHLY CHILD... but episode one only! Special thanks go to Mr Alister Pearson for the permission to use his cover painting commissioned for the 1990 BBC Video release and used for the reprint of the Doctor Who Target novelisation, AN UNEARTHLY CHILD by Terrance Dicks. Thank you, Alister! Thanks also to both Brendan Jones (of Flight Through Entirety) and Clayton Hickman. Your generosity and willingness to help New To Who has been so very much appreciated. © all original music copyright New To Who 2016||23 4 2017||Free||View in iTunes|
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Although I've listened to every ep since the first month it came out, and the guys have been on my own podcast multiple times, I haven't written a review... and here we are at the end of the regular run. Eeeeeek. Guys, forgive me. This podcast is an excellent listen for people who are literally 'new to Who' or whom are old school fans. It doesn't matter which you are; if you'd like to hear good, fun discussions of episodes, this podcast is hard to walk past.
A pleasure to listen to
I thought I knew so much about the classic series but I was wrong! These guys really give you an in depth analysis of some of the best stories and I can’t wait for more!
This podcast doesn't even have to be for people who don't know a lot about classic Doctor Who--it just provides great recommendations in general. Will we see an episode for "The Sea Devils"? Or "The Five Doctors"? But I won't keep listing stories. The way the podcast is going, they're going to reveiw all the best ones eventually.