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Rob Irwin and David Kitchen present The Doctor Who Show - a monthly podcast that takes in Doctor Who news and a topic of the month in each episode. Occasionally the feed also plays host to other programs such as the Doctor Who A-Z by acclaimed author Iain Martin. Let us know your thoughts anytime at hello@theDWshow.net

The Doctor Who Show The Doctor Who Show

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Rob Irwin and David Kitchen present The Doctor Who Show - a monthly podcast that takes in Doctor Who news and a topic of the month in each episode. Occasionally the feed also plays host to other programs such as the Doctor Who A-Z by acclaimed author Iain Martin. Let us know your thoughts anytime at hello@theDWshow.net

    Primary Sources – May 1989

    Primary Sources – May 1989

    Welcome to the second episode of the new podcast we’re dropping on the feed every month in between our regular monthly show.
    These are short (20 minute-ish) shows where Rob from the Doctor Who Show sits down with a guest and reads letters – the primary sources of the title – about Doctor Who from the 80s and 90s, for the purpose of kick-starting a conversation. Vitally, the guest doesn’t know anything about the letters until the recording.
    This is Doctor Who without a safety net. The conversations could go anywhere the guest wants them to go.
    This is Primary Sources.

    • 22 min
    Season 25

    Season 25

    Back in April of this year we reviewed Season 16 after a listener poll selected it from the list of four options we provided. A close runner-up to that season was Season 25 and, given its clear popularity with our listeners in the poll, plus the fact it debuted in October of 1988, we thought why not dive in and review it here in October 2020?
    After a discussion of the season overall, including thoughts on where the show was at in general, the Australian fan experience for us, and also script editor Andrew Cartmel's first year in the role where he had full control over every story in the season, we then give our thoughts on each individual episode, before a summary at the end.
    Remembrance of the DaleksThe Happiness PatrolSilver NemesisThe Greatest Show in the Galaxy
    Hope you enjoy the episode! Contact us anytime, hello@theDWshow.net

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Primary Sources - March 1985

    Primary Sources - March 1985

    Welcome to a new podcast we'll be dropping on the feed every month; usually two weeks after our main episode but on this weekend, we're dropping a Primary Sources on the Saturday and a Doctor Who Show on the Sunday. So you'll be getting another Primary Sources in two week's time, then another Doctor Who Show two weeks after that. Rinse & repeat.
    What's it all about? Well, take a listen! These are short (20 minute-ish) shows where Rob from the Doctor Who Show sits down with a guest and reads letters - that's the primary sources of the title - about Doctor Who from the 80s and 90s, for the purpose of kick-starting a conversation. Vitally, the guest doesn't know anything about the letters until the recording.
    This is Doctor Who without a safety net. The conversations could go anywhere the guest wants them to go.
    This is Primary Sources.

    • 22 min
    Sontarans

    Sontarans

    When the world at large thinks about Doctor Who monsters, Daleks and Cybermen rule the roost. But what sits on the secondary shelf of adversaries? Arguably the Sontarans are pretty high in the pecking order for both Classic and Modern Doctor Who fans, but how did they get there? Do they deserve to be there? What does the future hold?
    After some news and short topics, Rob and Dave take a deep dive on the Sontarans. Their listeners write in with a ton of feedback, too.
    Let the guys know your thoughts on Sontarans or anything else you like at hello@theDWshow.net

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Fantastic! It's the Eccleston era!

    Fantastic! It's the Eccleston era!

    Every 12 months-ish, Rob and Dave look at an entire era of Doctor Who. Having done the Davison, Hartnell, and Pertwee eras in past episodes, the guys thought it was high time they did a Doctor from Nu-Who. But which Doctor...?
    It didn't take long for them to decide on Christoper Eccleston.
    Before then, the guys discuss the past month in Doctor Who which includes Peter Capaldi landing in the new Suicide Squad film; Brian Blessed talks about being offered the role of the Second Doctor; 'Time Fracture' - a new immersive Doctor Who experience is coming to London in 2021; and Fury from the Deep announced as the next DVD release.
    Short topics include: a Twitter survey Dave conducted on Twitter about Turlough; new Character Options sets excite both Rob and Dave (but not the same sets!); and Rob finishes his collection of Second Doctor PDA novels.
    Let us know your thoughts on Christopher Eccleston or anything else you like at hello@theDWshow.net
    Doctor Who - Series One - 2005
    RoseThe End of the WorldThe Unquiet DeadAliens of London / World War ThreeDalekThe Long GameFather's DayThe Empty Child / The Doctor DancesBoom TownBad Wolf / The Parting of the Ways

    • 1 hr 40 min
    Alternate Galaxies: Star Trek: Picard (Season 1)

    Alternate Galaxies: Star Trek: Picard (Season 1)

    Rob and Dave discuss season one of Star Trek: Picard.
    Star Trek: Picard is an American web television series featuring the character Jean-Luc Picard, created for CBS All Access by Akiva Goldsman, Michael Chabon, Kirsten Beyer, and Alex Kurtzman. It is the eighth series in the Star Trek franchise, and was launched in 2020 as part of Kurtzman's expansion of the franchise. 
    Picard begins 20 years after Star Trek: Nemesis (2002) and sees a retired Picard deeply affected by the death of Data in that film as well as the destruction of the planet Romulus in the film Star Trek (2009).
    Star Trek: Picard premiered on January 23, 2020, and its first season ran for 10 episodes until March 26. Second and third seasons were ordered before the first season debuted. The series was met with positive reviews from critics, who highlighted Stewart's performance and the focus on character over action but criticised the slow pace of the series.
    "Remembrance""Maps and Legends""The End is the Beginning""Absolute Candor""Stardust City Rag""The Impossible Box""Nepenthe""Broken Pieces""Et in Arcadia Ego"

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

andyjcanberra ,

Great Doctor Who pod

Well worth a listen. Rob and Dave continue to provide new angles and insights on a venerable show. Whether it’s the monthly show, hot takes on the new series or even the occasional trip to a different show entirely they maintain a positive and fond spin to a show, whilst never paper over the flaws in the papier-mâché monster. Suitable for the crusty old fan, or the 12 year old obsessive. Keep it up guys.

Fledney ,

Great way to spend an hour

Discovered this podcast in a backwards way. From Goodies to Blake’s 7 to Doctor Who. So although this was I think the original I was led backwards. The discussions are always amusing and don’t take you down the path you would necessarily expect. Reviews are balanced and details are pretty tight. A great listen.

s + e e d_stylin' ,

Great, balanced fan discussion of Doctor Who

It’s great to listen in on Rob and Dave‘s conversations. It’s obvious that they are such great friends, and they are usually really fair in their views and reviews - even if you don’t always agree with them 😊

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