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Doctor Who: Podshock 306 - Interviews with Ian Marter and Sarah Sutton sticky icon

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 306
Running Time: 1:06:28

We have interviews with Sarah Sutton (Nyssa) and with the late Ian Marter (Harry Sullivan, Doctor Who novelizations author), plus news, your feedback, and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani.

How do you rate Doctor Who: The Invasion of Time? (5=Fantastic)

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Total votes: 4

Doctor Who: Podshock 303 - 'The Invasion of Time' is Reviewed

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 303
Running Time: 1:58:51

We review the Doctor Who story, 'The Invasion of Time' starring Tom Baker as the Doctor and Louise Jameson as Leela, plus news, your feedback, and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper and Ian Bisset

Doctor Who: Podshock 302 - Terry Walsh Interviewed

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 302
Running Time: 1:04:11

We have a classic interview with Doctor Who stuntman, fight arranger, and actor Terry Walsh, plus news, your feedback, and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani.

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A Pond Farewell and a New Home for the Holidays [Infographic]

By now I will assume you have seen the latest episode of Doctor Who, The Angels Take Manhattan. If you have not, you may want to stop reading this until you have because this piece may spoil the episode for you. So consider this a spoiler alert (insert cloister bells here). 

In this next to last episode of the year 2012 we see the Ponds for the last time. Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill) are doomed to live the rest of their lives in Earth's past without any further visits from the Doctor… Or we are led to believe at least. Though never say "never" in Doctor Who as it has been proven time and time again.

What did you think of their farewell? 

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Doctor Who actress Mary Tamm (Romana) Dies Aged 62

I am sadden to report that once again we have lost someone in the Doctor Who community. A month after the news of Caroline John (Liz Shaw) passing, we have lost another actress that played a companion on Doctor Who, Mary Tamm. You will remember her for her role as the original Romana in the Tom Baker era. She introduced us to the Time Lady companion, Romana in 'The Key to Time' series of 1978 to 1979. 

Mary Tamm in 1984Mary Tamm in 1984

The Mirror reports that she lost her long battle against cancer this morning. She was only 62 years old. 

Doctor Who: Podshock 270 - The Invisible Enemy DVD Reviewed, News, Feedback, and more

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 270
Running Time: 1:42:29

We review the Doctor Who DVD - The Invisible Enemy, plus Doctor Who related news, feedback (Keith), and more. Hosted by Louis Trapani, Dave Cooper, and Ian Bisset.

Doctor Who Timeline 1963-2011 [INFOGRAPHIC]

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Traditionally at this time of the year, it is common to look back at the past year before leaping forward into the new year. We'll do one better… actually forty seven better by looking back at the past 48 years of Doctor Who in this timeline infographic. So before you ring in the new year, look back at the past years of your favourite Time Lord in this in-depth overview of the Doctor's adventures through the years on television along with his companions and iconic foes.

Special thanks to James of cabletv.com for allowing us to share this with you.

Doctor Who: Podshock 262 - Classic Peter Davison Interview and Frazer Hines Interview Pt 2

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 262
Running Time: 1:58:24

A classic interview with Peter Davison (the 5th Doctor), Frazer Hines Interview Part 2, news, lost episodes discovered, Doctor WHOlidays, and more! Hosted by Louis Trapani, Ken Deep, Dave Cooper, and Graeme Sheridan.

Doctor Who By The Numbers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Doctor Who by the Numbers

Doctor Who by the numbers… Track the Doctors through time and see how they each fared with viewers. Which Doctors do fans favour? Which episodes were the most viewed? Which episodes are the fans' favourite? How many on-screen adventures did we see for each Doctor? These questions and more are answered and visualized in the inforgraphic below.

(Special thanks to James at cabletv.com for offering us to share this with you).

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Tom Baker Reflects Back on Lis Sladen and Sarah Jane

Today marks one week since the unbelievable news broke that we lost Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah Jane Smith) to cancer. The BBC had dedicated this past Saturday's transmission of Doctor Who: The Impossible Astronaut (the premiere episode of the new 2011 series) to her and afterwards there was a 12 minute piece on CBBC titled, My Sarah Jane: A Tribute to Elisabeth Sladen which if you saw it, I'm sure it didn't leave you with a dry eye. In it, many of her co-stars spoke about their time working with her including David Tennant and Matt Smith. The day after she passed, another Doctor actor had his say as well.

Tom Baker, the 4th Doctor in Doctor Who shares some of his memories and feelings after the passing of co-star, Elisabeth Sladen last week.

Lis Sladen and Tom Baker in Doctor Who

Tom Baker Newsletter | Latest news | Lis Sladen | Sarah Jane: "Sarah Jane dead?  No, impossible!  Impossible.  Only last week I agreed to do six new audio adventures with her for Big Finish Productions.

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Baker Follows Baker

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Late last night Big Finish felt confident enough to announce that Tom Baker would be following Colin Baker into Big Finish Audio, as the Doctor. For months it has been a sort of conformation, with Big Finish it's self and more appropriately Nick Briggs himself not wanting to say anything, as dealing in the past had only been a source of spot by Tom.

The details are as follows, "Tom Baker will be playing the Fourth Doctor in a number of audio adventures for Big Finish, to be released from the beginning of 2012. Storylines and scripts are already at an advanced stage, and we plan to start recording early in the summer."

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Come On, Get Happy! I'm on The Happiness Patrol!

If you enjoyed our discussion on the ins and outs of building your own TARDIS (Police Box) in Doctor Who: Podshock 230 with special guests, the crew from The Happiness Patrol podcast, check out the latest episode of their podcast (The Happiness Patrol 47) in which I was invited on to talk about another Doctor Who icon, scarves! 

Read my recent blog entry on ATP about it:

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The Happiness Patrol podcast episode 47

For what feels like for the longest time, we have been trying to get Lewis Bailey to join us on an episode Doctor Who: Podshock. Lewis does a podcast called The Happiness Patrol @TheHPatrol along with Dale Who @FishCustard2010 , Tara Wheeler @TARDIS_Tara (who you may also know as a Corespondent for Doctor Who: Podshock), and Lela Sandstrom @LelaSandstrom, due to scheduling reasons it never worked out. He has been also trying to get me on The Happiness Patrol as well for a while and for the same reason, it hadn't worked. Although we had Lewis on an episode in a recorded segment at the Doctor Who: Podshock 5th Anniversary Event we held last August as well on an episode from Gallifrey 21 last February in Los Angeles at our Meet & Greet Event there, this is the first time we have him on our show in a studio setting for Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 230 along with Dale, Tara, and Lela. Not only is The Happiness Patrol in the latest episode of DWP, but I am in the latest episode of The Happiness Patrol as well!

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Preview of The Seeds of Doom DVD (video)

The Seeds of Doom DVD release is one that is extra special for Doctor Who: Podshock. You will know why when you view the extras included in the release. Here is promo video for the upcoming Tom Baker as the 4th Doctor DVD title.

(via David Lewis @Doctor_No1 and TemporalOrbit)

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 221

"Our lives are different to anybody else's. That's the exciting thing, that nobody in the universe can do what we're doing."

Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 221
Running Time: 1:25:46

We interview Deborah Watling (Victoria Waterfield) and director Graeme Harper, plus 2011 will bring 2 series of Doctor Who instead of 1 but no Daleks, Sylvester McCoy in The Hobbit, Live coverage from Doctor Who: Podshock's 5th anniversary celebration with Lewis Bailey (The Happiness Patrol Podcast) and Terry Lighfoot (The DirtyWhoers podcast), Gallifrey update and convention reports, Tom Baker returns again as the 4th Doctor, and more.

Hosted by Louis Trapani ( @LouisTrapani ), Ken Deep ( @kendeep ), and James Naughton ( @JamesNaughton ).

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