Lots to listen to coming up on BBC Radio 4 - luckily, we can use "listen again" on the iPlayer. And, anyway, haven't I employed enough BBC actors by now to get to use the damn thing here? :)
Here's a cool one:
Doctor Who - The Lost Episodes: Shaun Ley investigates what happened to 108 missing episodes of Doctor Who from the 1960s, why the tapes were wiped and how dedicated fans hunted down copies of other episodes in film collections from Cyprus to New Zealand. And while we may have lost those early programmes, Shaun hears how home recordings ensured all the audio survived.
A belated Happy Birthday to Nicholas Courtney who turned 80 on the 16th of December. Nicholas Courtney has been connected to the Doctor Who series going back to when William Hartnell was the Doctor. He is best known for his role as Brigadier Sir Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart. Aside from appearing in two episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures last year (Enemy of the Bane parts 1 and 2), he has yet to appear in the series since its return in 2005, although there have been some references.
A special birthday wish and thank you goes out to Nicholas Courtney for the years of enjoyment he has brought to our screens throughout time and space.
Here is another behind-the-scenes Doctor Who video from BBC America with David Tennant discussing the TARDIS.
Don’t forget - Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars this Saturday, December 19th at 9/8c on BBC America!
You can currently listen to Night Waves: Sacred Monsters (BBC Radio 3) which features new Doctor Who Executive Producer and Head Writer, Steven Moffat. He talks about his work on the series, Matt Smith as the new Doctor, and what we are about to see in the upcoming series.
Listen here: BBC iPlayer - Night Waves - Sacred Monsters
David Tennant is awarded on Blue Peter. See the segment of Blue Peter from the 15th of December with David Tennant where they talk about his new film project and his years on Doctor Who.
Thanks to @mcfangirl
"My last incarnation… oh, I was never happy with that one. It had a sort of feckless "charm" which simply wasn't me!"
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 173
Running Time: 1:32:35
Paul McGann and Daphne Ashbrook interviewed together (part 1), The Twin Dilemma reviewed, Germany report by Graeme Sheridan, Episode 6 of Hitchhiker's Guide to the Whoverse by Eric Escamilla, feedback, and more.
More Doctor Who videos from BBC America including David Tennant explaining the Cybermen as well as the Christmas ident. There are also new images you can download as avatars for Facebook, Twitter, IM, etc. here.
Don’t miss the three-part television event, starting with Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars this Saturday, December 19th at 9/8c on BBC America!
David Tennant Explains the Cybermen
More Doctor Who videos coming from BBC America. The videos include David Tennant dishing about the Daleks and some other pieces on the mythology of Doctor Who. Don’t miss the three-part television event, starting with Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars this Saturday, December 19th at 9/8c on BBC America.
Doctor Who Interview: David Tennant Discusses the Daleks
Toby Hadoke's 'Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf' can be heard via the BBC iPlayer with Colin Baker and Louise Jameson from July 2007. Episode one, 30 minutes long will be available to listen to until Friday, the 18th of December 2009.
Listen here: BBC iPlayer - Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf
Also be sure to catch our interviews with Toby Hadoke on Doctor Who: Podshock:
Catherine Tate shows how much she really knows about Doctor Who in this preview BBC Two video of Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Also seen in this video clip is David Tennant and Bernard Cribbins.
David Tennant as the Doctor wishing everyone a Merry Christmas from BBC One. Hey, what about Happy Festivus for the rest of us? Two versions are presented below:
You can listen to today's BBC Radio 4 show "Shelved" on the net for the next 7 days. The 30 minute show recalls how some of the most popular shows from the late 1970's never made it to transmission, including The Professionals, Secret Army, and of course Doctor Who: Shada. Shaun Ley hosts with comments from Tom Baker.
Yet another clip from the upcoming Doctor Who: The End of Time special coming on this Christmas. This clip featuring June Whitfield comes from a morning chat show in which she was a guest on talking about her role as Minnie Hooper in Doctor Who.
"One day I shall come back. Yes, I shall come back…"
Doctor Who: Podshock - Episode 172 EXTRA Edition
Running Time: 1:44:51
We review all 10 Doctor's eras of Doctor Who in this Deca-Doctor Special of Doctor Who: Podshock. As we approach the new 11th Doctor era, we review where we came from with the previous 10. Included are interviews we conducted over the years with various actors to play the Doctor (including Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann), some of which have never been featured on Doctor Who: Podshock before.
To make up for having to miss out on going to meet the man himself at Chicago TARDIS, I settled instead for the pleasure of listening to the recent Big Finish 8th Doctor audio – “The Company of Friends”. And a real delight it was too (more details on that below!). While listening to it, I marveled at the breadth of “friends” (or companions) that the 8th Doctor has accumulated, across a wide range of mediums. In fact, all told, it is possible that the 8th Doctor may have had more companions (15, by my rough count) than any other incarnation! This is all the more astonishing given the brevity of his television appearances – about 50-55 minutes of a 90-minute TV movie.