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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!\

Doctor Who: New To Who New To Who: A Classic Doctor Who Introcast

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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!\

    Episode 24 - A New To Who Twelfth Day of Christmas Special: Bah Humbug! Worst.Episode.Ever.

    Episode 24 - A New To Who Twelfth Day of Christmas Special: Bah Humbug! Worst.Episode.Ever.

    A NEW TO WHO TWELFTH DAY OF CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: BAH HUMBUG! WORST.EPISODE.EVER.
    New to Who materialises on Twelfth Night in a Parallel Whoniverse where the natural order of things has been turned upside down.
    It is in this shadow dimension that Parallel Dan, Parallel Col, and Parallel Steven have gathered to glare menacingly at each other through one eye while wearing eye patches over the other as they proclaim their picks for the stinkiest stories of Classic Who for our Worst.Episodes.Ever.
    Which redeemed ‘60s story does Parallel Col nonetheless believe is the worst of that decade? Which iconoclastic classic from 1976 can’t Parallel Dan stand? And which clanger does Parallel Steven think is not just the worst of the ‘80s - but the most heinous development in the entire 50+ years of Doctor Who, Classic and New?
    Tune in to tidings from oʜW ot wǝИ to find out! BAH HUMBUG, SOUR NERDS!

    Theme by Our Colin (2019). Much love and thanks, Col! ❤︎
    Special thanks to Sarah Tout at Voice Box Media Training.
    You can now find New To Who on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Podbean, and PlayerFM.

    NEW TO WHO WILL RETURN

    • 59 min
    Episode 23 - Spearhead from Space

    Episode 23 - Spearhead from Space

    This episode of New To Who is dedicated to dedicated to Sir Terrance Dicks
    NEW TO WHO and THE SPEARHEAD FROM SPACE
    In this, their twenty-third incarnation, NEW TO WHO and Returning Friend of the Podcast, Pete, grapple with the nightmarish invasion of the AUTONS - living giant-sized plastic-modelled ‘humans’ with no hair and sightless eyes; waxwork replicas and tailors’ dummies whose murderous behaviour is directed by the NESTENE CONSCIOUSNESS - a malignant, squid-like monster of cosmic proportions and indescribably hideous appearance.
    ‘This NEW TO WHO adventure (televised as “Spearhead from Space”) wins my vote as the best in the lifetime of the series so far.”Matthew Coady, The Daily Mirror.‘NEW TO WHO, the children’s own podcast which adults adore…’Gerard Garrett, The Daily Sketch

    A TARGET ADVENTURE

    Theme by Our Colin (2019). Much love and thanks, Col! ❤︎
    Special thanks to Sarah Tout at Voice Box Media Training.
    You can now find New To Who on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Podbean, and PlayerFM.

    NEW TO WHO WILL RETURN

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Episode 22 - The TV Movie

    Episode 22 - The TV Movie

    NEW TO WHO and THE TV MOVIE
    “We’re back - and it’s about time!”
    Late July, 2019: the brink of a new episode of New To Who. An anachronistic Australian podcast materialises in San Francisco (or is that Vancouver?) amid a hail of laughter which finds its intentional targets - three strange men who walk out of the pod.
    But Col, Dan, and Steven are not the only podcasters in Vancouver. Doctor Who royalty, Jeremy Radick - who appears as Gareth in the 1996 TV Movie - is there as well, joining New To Who for a very special episode.
    Seven years after disappearing from television screens everywhere, Doctor Who came back - but for one night only.
    The script for The TV Movie (also unofficially known as “The Enemy Within”) was written by Matthew Jacobs - whose father appeared in the William Hartnell story, The Gunfighters - while Philip Segal was finally able to bring his vision for Doctor Who to a US mainstream audience for the first time in his role as Executive Producer of this American co-production with Fox. Geoffrey Sax, another Englishman in Hollywood, directs this big budget movie intended as a pilot for a Doctor Who series on network television.
    Taking the mantle of the Doctor, this time in his eighth incarnation, was the dreamy Paul McGann. Daphne Ashbrook played his companion-in-waiting, Dr Grace Holloway, alongside Jee Yee Tso as Chang Lee, who falls under the spell of the Master - this time played fabulously by Eric Roberts.
    You can listen to and see the film clip for The Safety Dance by Canadian new wave outfit Men Without Hats here.
    Theme by Our Colin (2019). Much love and thanks, Col! ❤︎
    Special thanks to Sarah Tout at Voice Box Media Training.

    You can now find New To Who on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Podbean, and PlayerFM.

    NEW TO WHO WILL RETURN

    • 2 hrs 32 min
    New To Who: A Hinchcliffe and Holmes Retrospective

    New To Who: A Hinchcliffe and Holmes Retrospective

    NEW TO WHO: A Hinchcliffe and Holmes Retrospective
    New to Who sit down to talk with friends and fellow podcasters from all over the world about the perceived golden age of Doctor Who; the Hinchcliffe and Holmes era - but is it…?
    Join Liz Myles and Paul Cornell from the Hammer House of Podcast, Nathan Bottomley from Flight Through Entirety, Jeremy Radick, Ben and David from Metebelis II, Christopher Burgess from Radio Free Skaro and Katrina Griffiths from Verity!, Erik Stadnik from Doctor Who (and now The Outer Limits) The Writers’ Room and The Real McCoy, and Dave Kitchen from The Doctor Who Show, as we discuss the pros and cons of a much-beloved but also at-times problematic era of Doctor Who.
    Great thanks go to each of our guests for appearing on New To Who!

    • 1 hr 51 min
    Episode 21 - The Ark In Space

    Episode 21 - The Ark In Space

    NEW TO WHO and THE ARK IN SPACE
    At a time in the far-off future, Earth has become uninhabitable. A selection of Humanity is placed, deep-frozen, in a fully-automated space station, to await the day of their return to Earth…
    Thousands of years later, New To Who return. Col, Dan, and Steven find things going suspiciously wrong, and the station under attack from the giant WIRRN, deadly creatures who, in their lust for power, now threaten the future of the whole Human Race…
    New To Who are back with a look at THE ARK IN SPACE, the first story proper of the vaunted Hinchcliffe and Holmes era of Classic Who (Seasons 12 to 14).
    The story is written by Robert Holmes, rewriting John Lucarotti’s original script, while Philip Hinchcliffe takes the reins from Barry Letts as producer for the first time – at the ripe old age of 29! It boasts some beautiful set designs by Roger Murray-Leach complemented by gorgeous direction by Rodney Bennett and a haunting score from Australia’s own Dudley Simpson, while Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, and Ian Marter are wonderful as one of the all-time very best TARDIS teams.
    With echoes of 2001: A Space Odyssey by Stanley Kubrick from 1968 and foreshadowing Ridley Scott’s Alien of 1979, THE ARK IN SPACE combines existential and body horror genres to tell the story of cryogenically frozen human colony that revives only to find themselves in the midst of an insectoid alien horror that feeds on their bodies and souls!
    The cover of the original imprint of the 1976 Target novelisation for THE ARK IN SPACE is used with the kind permission of Chris Achilleos. The novelisation is written by Ian Marter himself, and the audiobook is ready by none other than Tom Baker.
    Theme by Our Colin (2019). Much love and thanks, Col! ❤︎
    Special thanks to Sarah Tout at Voice Box Media Training.

    You can now find New To Who on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and PlayerFM.

    NEW TO WHO WILL RETURN

    • 1 hr 38 min
    New To Who: Interview with Christopher H Bidmead

    New 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!

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

andyjcanberra ,

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This podcast is just lovely, enjoy the style, the insights, the easy interactions and of course the content. Doesn’t matter if you’re New to Who or revisiting old friends - give it a listen. Thanks guys.

A Sea Devil Called Bob ,

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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. Highly recommended for people who have only seen New Who, need an entry into the show generally, or have already watched classic Who and just are looking for some good episode recommendations.
Look, there really is no excuse for not listening to it.

Fledney ,

Bravo

A great listen full of interesting insights and a true love of the show. Love the different segments and want more episodes!

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