Tag Archives: BBC Studios

Radio Free Skaro #664 – Off the Reyals


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The Time Team go to Backwards Land this week in the latest episode of Doctor Who, “It Takes You Away”, but is it an emotional roller coaster, a tribute to Norwegian amphibians, a confusing mess, or all of the above? Join the Three Who Rule as they leap through a portal into a world of bon mots, badinage and bafflegab! Plus stats (in Norwegian) and the return of the RFS Advent calendar, now with bonus Youtube and LEGO!
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Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar on YouTube
Episode 9 review, “It Takes You Away”
Promo images, synopsis released for New Year’s Day special
“The Witchfinders” overnight viewing figures
“Kerblam!” final viewing figures
BBC America Series 11 ratings
BBC iPlayer had its highest ever usage in October
Jodie Whittaker to read a story for CBeebies
Series 18 Blu-ray announced; February 25 in UK, March 19 in North America
Series 18 Blu-ray release trailer
Rose Tyler: The Dimension Cannon due from BF & BBC Studios due September 2019

Radio Free Skaro #630 – Throw Away Your Gun


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Gallifrey One News! As in the fact that tickets for the 30th edition of the greatest convention on Earth go on sale on April 14th. Also, said convention was featured in the latest Doctor Who Magazine! Plus we have tales of Rachel Talalay declining to work on Series 11, BBC rumourmongering, comic, Target novel shenanigans via RTD and The Moff and a commentary for “The Happiness Patrol” brought you to thanks to the generosity of #WhoAgainstGuns!
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#WhoAgainstGuns wraps up
Gallifrey One ticket purchase link active
Doctor Who Magazine 524
Talalay not directing for Series 11
Series 11 to have some Classic Who elements
Hour of the Cybermen, from Big Finish
Titan Comics Road to the Thirteenth Doctor
BBC Worldwide becomes BBC Studios
“Based on the Popular BBC Television Serial” third edition available
Russell T Davies tweaks the novelization for Rose
Steven Moffat makes Peter Cushing canon in Day of the Doctor

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The Happiness Patrol

Radio Free Skaro #611 – Simply Having A Wonderful Christmastime


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It’s December and for Doctor Who fans that means “Twice Upon a Time” is upon us in less than a month…which means a veritable blitz of promotions, news, news about promotions, and so forth. There’s also incoming tat, a story about anamorphic lenses for all you cineastes, and most importantly, interviews with outgoing Doctor Who brand manager Edward Russell and legendary director Waris Hussein! Merry not quite Christmas yet, everyone!
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Twice Upon A Time promo image & synopsis
BBC America Twice Upon A Time teaser
Twice Upon A Time at Canadian cinemas
Twice Upon A Time Australian Preview
Twice Upon A Time at Danish cinemas
Doctor Who on the Radio Times cover
iPlayer adding box sets for Christmas
BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios merge
New lenses, new filmic look for Series 11
Series 9 on Netflix UK
Peal Mackie reads bedtime stories for CBeebies
Blu-Ray release of the Peter Capaldi years
Shada delay for North America?
Dr Men vinyl figures
War Machine figure
Long Island Doctor Who

Interview:

Waris Hussein
Edward Russell

Radio Free Skaro #579 – The Crooked Smile


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A rare occurence on this week’s Radio Free Skaro in that two thirds of the regular Three Who Rule are absent. So we present to you Two other Rulers! Erika from Verity! and Kyle from Doctor Who: The Writer’s Room join Steven (Chris and Warren are off somewhere making tea) to review the second episode of this most recent series of Doctor Who. Will they be smiling or in their appreciation of it? Or will they merely be gritting their teeth and pretending as to not get murdered by cute robots? Isn’t that everyday anyway?
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Doctor Who S10E02 “Smile”
“Smile” – overnight viewing figures
Memorial University prof inspires robots on new episode of Doctor Who
“The Pilot” AI – 83
“Knock Knock” synopsis
Knock Knock to get a binaural audio edition on iPlayer for headphone users
David Bradley back as the First Doctor in the Christmas special?
David Bradley is cagey about the Christmas Special
Class North American DVD/BR release July 11
Oxford English Dictionary adding some DW words: Sonic Screwdriver, TARDIS, Dalek, Cyberman
Radiophonic Workshop concert and Q&A at the Science Museum June 16, £25
BBC Studios in Wales gets new head of drama