Sheridan Smith returning to Big Finish!

After last weeks Twitter tease, Big Finish has confirmed that Sheridan Smith will be reprising her role, as Lucie Miller in four new adventures with the Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann) in an exciting new box-set, due for release next year.

Lucie started her journey with the Eighth Doctor back in 2007 and was an instant hit with fans.  She went on to feature in three more series alongside Paul McGann, until she left in 2011. Fans have been demanding she come back, ever since.

Big Finish executive producer, Nicholas Briggs said:

We’ve always had it in mind to bring back Lucie, we only let her go in the first place because we could see Sheridan’s stratospheric career path approaching.But thanks to Big Finish producer Ian Atkins, we discovered that Sheridan was really keen to return. And so, script editor Alan Barnes (who created Lucie in the first place), producer Scott Handcock and I started devising The Further Adventures of Lucie Miller.”

Lucie Miller’s further adventures are:

The Dalek Trap by Nicholas Briggs
The Revolution Game by Alice Cavender
The House on the Edge of Chaos by Eddie Robson
Island of the Fendahl by Alan Barnes

The Further Adventures of Lucie Miller, which includes four adventures and a disc of extended extras, will also be released in July 2019 and can be pre-ordered now for £25 on CD or £20 on download, only available from Big Finish.

Price: £9.99

Episode 194: Back in the saddle

In which Martyn and Gerrod are back in the saddle.
The duo discuss the recent passing of Barry Chuckle and Jon Schnepp.
Batman’s Alfred getting a prequel TV series, Peter Davison’s first Doctor Who series released on Blu-Ray.
Is Jamie Oliver guilty of cultural appropriation?
Is the Doctor Who porn parody worth a watch?
As well as some of the Time team for Doctor Who magazine having the audacity to be women.
They also ask the question of the moment, is The Talons of Weng-Chiang racist?

The podcast can also be accessed via different places, including;

Audioboom, Player fm and Itunes.

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The Big Lebowski 20th anniversary trailer

Directed by Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, this hilariously twisted comedy-thriller stars Jeff Bridges, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman and John Tuturro. Join the “Dude” and his bowling buddies on their journey that blends unforgettable characters, kidnapping, a case of mistaken identity and White Russians. Enter the visually unique and entertaining world from the creative minds of the Coen brothers and remember: the Dude abides.

‘The Dude’, Jeff Lebowski, is unemployed and as laid-back as they come. That is until he becomes a victim of mistaken identity, and two thugs break into his apartment with the errant belief that they’re strong-arming Jeff Lebowski – the Pasadena millionaire. In the hope of getting a replacement for his soiled carpet, ‘the Dude’ pays a visit to his wealthy namesake…

The Big Lebowski will be released by Park Circus in selected international territories throughout 2018.  For cinema listings and further details check here:

Price: £5.99

 

 

John Pirruccello Twin peaks Q&A

Next month, the Official Twin Peaks UK Festival returns to London to re-create the eerie, fictional town of Twin Peaks, over the weekend of September 29th and 30th at the London Irish Centre in Camden; with activities extending to Camden Square Gardens.  Guests will be able to rub shoulders with stars of the show as they dig into some damn fine cherry pie with a cup of coffee.  David Lynch Coffee in fact. We’ve been lucky enough to get a Q&A with John Pirruccello (deputy Chad Broxford) who’ll be in attendance.

QUESTION: What are you most looking forward to, about coming to London and attending the official Twin Peaks UK Festival?

JOHN: I’m really looking forward to meeting all of the great fans in person I’ve been interacting with online and the new ones too. A few of them have offered to buy me a pint. So…free beer! I’m looking forward to free beer in London.

QUESTION: Free beer is always a great incentive, Will it be your first visit to the UK?

JOHN: It is not my first visit to the UK but I have not been for a good long time.  It will be a lot like a new city I’m sure with an air of familiarity to it.  I really loved London way back then.

QUESTION:  Can you describe your character, Deputy Chad Broxford?

JOHN: Chad is a broken man.  He’s arrogant, self-centred and entitled. And not entirely honest!  Not nice.

QUESTION: What was it like performing in Twin Peaks last year?

JOHN: Performing in Twin Peaks was like a dream.  A wonderful dream that seems to be recurring!

QUESTION: Were you a fan of the original series or was ‘The Return’ your first foray into the world of David Lynch?

JOHN: I was very much a fan of the original Twin Peaks. It woke me up like it woke up the rest of us fans. It was a disruption as David (Lynch) might call it. It was impossible to see television the same way after.

For more information regarding the festival visit here.

Doctor Who Season 19 to get Limited Edition Blu-ray

BBC Studios have announced Doctor Who Season 19 will be the next release in the Doctor Who: The Collection range.

Season 19 is Peter Davison’s first outing as the Fifth Doctor. The set will be released on the 19th November 2018, as a collector’s edition limited run. This boxset follows the success of Tom Baker’s first season; which sold out in a matter of days.

The Limited Edition Blu-ray includes brand new ‘Special Features’ exclusive to this set including;

    Five new ‘Making-Of’ documentaries for Castrovalva, Four To Doomsday, Black Orchid, Earthshock and Time-Flight.
    Surround sound mixes for Kinda and Earthshock, an Extended Version of Black Orchid Part One
    Rare studio footage from Castrovalva, Four To Doomsday, Earthshock and Time-Flight.
    Updated special effects for Castrovalva, seven more editions of Behind The Sofa and a newly-shot one-hour interview Peter Davison In Conversation with Matthew Sweet, and much more.

The eight-disc box set also includes the Peter Davison/David Tennant mini-episode Time Crash, plus hours of extensive special features previously released on DVD.

Paul Chuckle gives emotional interview to This Morning

In an emotional interview on This Morning, Paul Elliott, AKA Paul Chuckle from the Chuckle Brothers, revealed he had only recently found out about Barry Elliott’s (Barry Chuckle) bone cancer.

He said that Barry, who died earlier this month, kept it a secret from him and their manager.

“Barry kept it from us. He knew we’d make him stop. He wanted to work until he died. He wanted to die on stage like Tommy Cooper”.

Big blue box podcast discuss LFCC

In a semi-collaboration, we teamed up with the big blue box podcast to cover London Film and Comic Con.

On the latest exciting instalment of their podcast, Garry and Adam discuss the highs and lows of this summer’s LFCC.

The duo also discuss the Doctor Who story, Snakedance.

Give ’em a follow on Twitter:

Garry-@Bigblueboxpodcast

Adam-@Thegeekshandbag

 

 

 

FIRST OFFICIAL DOCTOR WHO BOOK TO ACCOMPANY THE NEW SERIES THIS AUTUMN ANNOUNCED BY THE BBC

This September, BBC Books will publish Doctor Who: The Women Who Lived, a beautifully illustrated collection of inspiring tales of the women of Doctor Who. It will be the first official book published to accompany the new series, celebrating Jodie Whittaker’s debut as the Thirteenth Doctor.

Written by Christel Dee, former presenter of Doctor Who: The Fan Show, and Simon Guerrier, the book will feature more than 75 inspiring tales of remarkable women of the Whoniverse, both real and imagined. From historical figures such as Agatha Christie and Queen Victoria to fan favourites like Bill Potts and River Song, each woman has made a unique contribution to the world of Doctor Who. Whether they’re facing down Daleks or thwarting a Nestene invasion, these women don’t hang around waiting to be rescued – they roll their sleeves up and get stuck in. Scientists and soldiers, queens and canteen workers, women from outlandish science-fiction and those steeped in real history, they don’t let anything hold them back.

Illustrated throughout with specially-commissioned artwork by a team of female artists – including Gwen Burns, Valentina Mozzo, Sonia Leong, and more – the book also features new companion Yasmin, and an extended entry on the Doctor herself.

Albert DePetrillo, BBC Books Publishing Director said: ‘We thought long and hard about which book would start our publishing programme for Jodie Whittaker’s first series of Doctor Who – and Christel and Simon’s book is the perfect choice. It’s bold and fresh in its approach, it makes a strong statement, it’s beautifully written, and stunning in its design. It represents everything we love about Doctor Who, and we couldn’t be happier to be publishing The Women Who Lived on the BBC Books list.’

Christel Dee said‘With Jodie Whittaker’s Thirteenth Doctor arriving this autumn, we thought this would be the perfect time to reflect upon the wealth of incredible female characters from Doctor Who’s 55 year history – because there are so many! We hope the stories in this book will inspire a whole new generation of fans and existing fans too.’

Simon Guerrier added ‘We hope this offers a fresh perspective on the history of Doctor Who, a chance to celebrate the richness of past episodes as well as looking forward to the series’ exciting future. I thought I knew Doctor Who backwards, but we discovered loads of new things in our research for the book.

 

 

New Doctor Who trailer

SDCC is in full swing and BBC America have treated us to a brand new Doctor Who trailer. Spoilers. It’s awesome.

Big Finish review-The Siege of Big Ben

Jackie Tyler has everything she’s ever wanted: a loving husband and two children. But a terrible, far-reaching plan is underway, and only Jackie and a single friend stand in the way of it.

But the Doctor isn’t the man he was…

The Siege of Big Ben is a highly anticipated release. Ever since we left the Tylers and the meta-crisis tenth Doctor at the end of series 4, (10 years ago!) fans have wondered what happened next. Thankfully, Big Finish has given us some answers with this release.

This can’t have been an easy thing to write. Not only did Joe Lidster have to tell a gripping story that lives up to the fans expectations. He had to re-introduce us to the parallel Earth, or “Pete’s world”.

A base under siege scenario is a stablemate for Doctor Who. But Lidster manages to beautifully subvert what could be a repetitive format and turn it into a glorious character piece.

The script draws parallels between The Doctor being more human, and the human, being more like The Doctor we know and love. Having Jackie be the most Doctor-like character in the story adds an interesting dynamic.

The script is sharp, the direction is smooth and David Roocroft’s sound design is inspired. All in all, The Siege of Big Ben is a story about love, loss and the difficulties that come with moving on. You feel all of these things whilst listening. Camille Coduri oozes charm and instantly reminds you, why we all love Jackie Tyler.

This world is waiting for further exploration and I hope, this leads to some full-cast adventures.

10/10.

The Siege of Big Ben can be purchased here.