Episode 61: Harry Potter Studio Tour / Official Doctor Who Convention

In which Martyn and Tanisha discuss the Harry Potter studio tour, then Martyn is joined by Phil from Who’s he? and Paul from The Pharos Project and Hammered Horror to discuss the recent Doctor Who convention in Cardiff.

Thanks to Warner Brothers and the BBC for the invites to both events.

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Episode 60: Interview with Matt Smith & co

Martyn travelled to Cardiff’s Cardiff, to bring you audio from the BBC’s first official Doctor Who convention. Includes a press room Q&A with Steven Moffat, Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Caroline Skinner.

Thanks to the BBC for inviting us to the official convention. Next episode will be a review of the event.

Special thanks to Cameron from Blogtor Who and Phil and Paul from Who’s He?.

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Doctor Who Promo Pic

Filming has just started on Series 7 of Doctor Who in Cardiff. This series will see the last days of the Ponds as Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill return for their final, rollercoaster voyage with The Doctor.

Amy and Rory have been at the Doctor’s side for more than two series but what will he do after their heartbreaking departure? On returning for his third series as the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith says: “It’s thrilling and exciting to be back and working with two of my closest friends.” Karen Gillan adds, “It’s just brilliant to be back on the TARDIS with Matt and Arthur for our craziest adventures yet.”

New guest stars so far confirmed include David Bradley, Rupert Graves and Mark Williams. Series 7 will then see a dramatic turn of events when The Doctor meets a new friend.

Prepare yourselves for thrills, adventures and dramatic surprises as the show builds towards its enormous, climactic 50th anniversary year. Fourteen big, blockbuster-movie episodes – each a brand new epic adventure featuring new monsters and some familiar foes as you’ve never seen them before.

Doctor Who is a BBC Cymru Wales Production for BBC ONE.



Book Review-Doctor Who: Magic of the Angels

The Doctor, Amy and Rory round off a sight-seeing tour round London with a trip to the theatre. That’s when things start to go wrong.

The Doctor wonders why so many young girls are going missing from the area. When he sees Sammy Star’s amazing magic act, he thinks he knows the answer. Sammy’s glamorous assistant disappears at the climax of the act – but this is no stage trick.

The Doctor and his friends team up with residents of an old people’s home to discover the truth. And together they find themselves face to face with a deadly Weeping Angel. Whatever you do – don’t blink!

The quick read books are a bit of a double-edged sword, on one hand, they’re only 128 pages so it’s great for a short train journey, on the other, if you get an interesting story it can feel incredibly rushed. As the Doctor Who quick reads go this is quite decent. The weeping angels were used well and the characterisation and dialogue of our dynamic trio feel authentic, which is something that has plagued a few previous Doctor Who books.

Whilst it’s not a groundbreaking book it makes for an enjoyable read.



Book Review- The Brilliant Book 2012

You may think that calling your book ‘brilliant’ would be a foolish boast, or overly optimistic, it leads to a lot of pun related jokes, if it is anything but brilliant. The Brilliant book, however, is brilliant and the boast is anything but foolish.

It’s more or less an encyclopaedia of series 6. You have a plethora of mini-synopsis on each episode, details on deleted scenes, an explanation about the missing pirate, the interview’s with the writers, cast and some of the directors.



This really is an intriguing book, packed with so much content that it’s impossible to read it all in one sitting. You’ll find yourself, going back again and again. There’s a list of every hat every Doctor has worn. There are scripts from deleted scenes, Charles Dickens Twitter feed, George’s school report and a look at the CGI and effects of the show. There are loads of little in-jokes and references; Henry Gordon Jago presents the section on Madame Vastra. My personal favourite piece was the history of the Corsair and the storyboard for the original opening of The Doctor’s Wife.

Doctor Who is a family show and this is a family book. Dad will love it, the kids will love it, and even mum will love it.

The Brilliant Book 2012 is out now.

Eleventh Hour Commentary

Martyn gives up all pretence of retirement. He and Gerrod attempt their first audio commentary, for Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour. This will probably also be our last.

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Episode 28: The Doctor’s Wife

In episode 28, we discuss ‘The Doctor’s Wife’ written by legendary author, Neil Gaiman.

The Doctor’s Wife” is the fourth episode of the sixth series of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was broadcast on 14 May 2011 in the United Kingdom, and later the same day in the United States. It was written by Neil Gaiman and directed by Richard Clark.

In the episode, an entity called the House (voiced by Michael Sheen) tricks the alien time traveller the Doctor (Matt Smith) and his companions Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) into being lured to the asteroid the House resides outside the universe by sending a distress call to the Doctor’s time machine and spaceship the TARDIS. The House removes the matrix of the TARDIS and places it in the body of a woman named Idris (Suranne Jones), who proceeds to help the Doctor prevent House from escaping its pocket universe with the TARDIS.



“The Doctor’s Wife” was originally intended to be produced as part of the previous series, but was pushed back due to budget constraints. Gaiman revised the script many times, having to add and remove characters and events as production saw fit. The episode was filmed in the autumn of 2010 and featured a makeshift TARDIS control room which was the design from a winner of a contest on the children’s programme Blue Peter. The episode was seen by 7.97 million viewers in the UK and was met with positive reviews from critics, with praise for Jones’s performance. The episode won the 2011 Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation and the 2012 Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form.

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Episode 27: Curse of the Black Spot

Martyn and Gerrod discuss Doctor Who: Curse of the Black Spot.

The Curse of the Black Spot” is the third episode of the sixth series of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. Written by Stephen Thompson, and directed by Jeremy Webb, the episode was first broadcast on 7 May 2011 on BBC One in the United Kingdom and on BBC America in the United States.



In the episode, the alien time traveller the Doctor (Matt Smith) and his companions Amy Pond (Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams (Arthur Darvill) land on board a pirate ship in the 17th century. The ships are terrorised by a Siren-like creature. After receiving an injury, however minor, a black spot appears on their palms and then the creature apparently disintegrates them.

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Episode 26: Day of the Moon

Martyn and Gerrod discuss the Doctor Who episode’ Day of the Moon’ and Martyn looks at some AudioGO adventures:



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Episode 25: The Impossible Astronaut

Martyn and Gerrod discuss the first episode of series 6 of Doctor Who, ‘The Impossible Astronaut’.

The episode was written by Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat. It stars Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Alex Kingston and, Arthur Darvill.

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