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Radio Free Skaro #672 – Jenny and the Bets


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With Gallifrey One Month almost upon us, there’s only one more chance for STATS! to make Warren’s life a living hell, and the other Two Who Rule jumped at the chance like the animals they are, but also found the kindness to share with you, dear listener, news of Big Finish, Series 12 filming in South Africa, and one David Tennant starting his own podcast of chinwagging with his actor friends. Plus we have the last of our Chicago TARDIS interviews, with none other than Catrin Stewart!
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Support Radio Free Skaro on Patreon!
Radio Free Skaro Fluid Links Advent Calendar on YouTube
Gallifrey One schedule now online via Sched
Radio Free Skaro will open Gally with “VidFIRE and Fury”, with guests Colin Baker, Pearl Mackie, Steve Roberts, Mark Ayres, Paul Vanezis and Richard Molesworth
Radio Free Skaro Gally meetup, Friday at Noon, Program C
Walter Koenig and Ben Wheatley announced for Gally
Series 11 stats highs and lows
Series 12 filming in South Africa
Delta and the Bannermen wrap party video
Saward Dalek books due in hardcover in 2019 and paperback, with Target notations, in 2020
Tom Baker on Graham Norton’s radio show, talking about Scratchman
David Tennant launches a podcast
Big Finish Gallifrey: Time War 2 due in March
Big Finish adapting Doctor Who Weekly comics, volume 1 due in March
Things to do while waiting for Series 12, including listening to Radio Free Skaro

Interview:

Catrin Stewart
Chicago TARDIS

Radio Free Skaro #627 – The Incredible Hulke


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It’s another pre-October week of hints and dribbles of Doctor Who news, including loose-lipped thespian Alan Cumming revealing he has a role in Series 11, audio and Target news, Tom Baker Blu-Ray excitement, and more. All mere preamble to the first part of our Malcolm Hulke Miniscope, featuring Nerdist scribbler and noted cineaste Kyle Anderson to help us look at “The Faceless Ones”, “The War Games”, “Doctor Who and the Silurians” and “The Ambassadors…of Death”!
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#WhoAgainstGuns
Alan Cumming in Series 11
Doctor Who audio recordings archived
Final covers for new Target books
Tom Baker Season 1 Blu-Ray
Series 3 Steelbook
Lady Christina returns in Big Finish
More WhoTalk Commentaries
Delia Derbyshire portrait at Coventry University
Ken Dodd died

Miniscope:

Malcolm Hulke
Kyle Anderson

Radio Free Skaro #612 – 120 BPM


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Doctor Who musical legend Dudley Simpson passed away recently, and his amount of work in Doctor Who was so massive that it warranted a special Miniscope to cover it! And who better to invite along for this tribute than Mark Ayres, a fan of Dudley’s himself, but also the musical maestro tasked with honouring the recent release of “Shada” with a delectably Dudley-esque score. Also, Advent Calendars galore, Christmas Specials, “Twice Upon a Time”, and more!
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BBC Doctor Who Adventure Calendar
“Twice Upon A Time” BBC One broadcast will be 5:30PM
“Twice Upon a Time” promo pics
BBC One Christmas Trailer
“Twice Upon a Time” DVD/Blu-ray artwork
Graham Kibble-White interview with Steven Moffat
Win a lunch with Russell T Davies!

Miniscope:

Dudley Simpson
Mark Ayres

Radio Free Skaro #610 – And Then There’s The Accent


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It’s the weekend of American Thanksgiving, which can only mean one thing in the Doctor Who world – Chicago TARDIS! Steven once again represented the Three Who Rule in the midwest, getting interviews, meeting many Doctor Who fans, and generally creating mayhem (he was in bed by 11:00pm every night). And this episode features an onstage interview with Doctor the Fifth, Peter Davison, and Tegan Jovanka herself, Janet Fielding! Also, Paul Booth drops by to talk about the various news items of the week, including many exciting details about the new release of “Shada”!
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Tom Baker Doctor Who Day message
Tom Baker records new live action scene for “Shada”
First Look at “Shada”
A BBC Radio 2 special ft. Jo Whiley & Peter Capaldi airs Dec 21
Jodie Whittaker will run 6 Music on Christmas Eve from 6pm-2am
The UK North will get special advance screenings of “Twice Upon A Time”
Delia Derbyshire gets posthumous PhD
Peter Davison
Chicago TARDIS

Interview:

Peter Davison
Janet Fielding

Guest:

Paul Booth

Radio Free Skaro #556 – Reanimation of the Daleks

NOTE: our discussion of Episode 6 of Class occurs from 19:10-34:00.


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rfs556The Daleks return to North America this week from the dustbins of history and into your iTunes/BBC America/other in the form of “The Power of the Daleks” in its reanimated glory. And the Three Who Rule are on the case, in the form of interviews with both soundsmith extraordinaire Mark Ayres and Whostorian Toby Hadoke about the making of the animated episodes, as well as the upcoming DVD extras! We also have our usual review of Class, a look at new footgage from “The Return of Doctor Mysterio” and Children In Need, a bloggy Easter Egg from Jamie Mathieson, and more!
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Class episode 6, “Detained”
Return of Doctor Mysterio clip on Children In Need
Pudsey goes missing…featuring The Doctor!
US cinemas get The Return of Doctor Mysterio
Jamie Mathieson and Rona Munro are writing for Series 10
Jamie Mathieson talks about writing for Series 10
Target book guide, “Based on the Popular Television Serial”
The Power of the Daleks

Interviews:
Mark Ayres
Toby Hadoke

Radio Free Skaro #545 – The Mark of the Ayres


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rfs545A chance meeting with a newly married couple blessed by one Mr. Peter Capaldi, dribs and drabs of Class news, and….a Miniscope! Musical scientist Mark Ayres is the subject of keen-eyed observations from the Three Who Rule, only one of which (Steven) have any real musical expertise but the bulk of the Miniscope is an interview with said Mr. Ayres, a scholar and gentleman tunesmith of the highest renown. Open your ears and enjoy!
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First promo image of Class, filming has wrapped
Class tie-in novels coming; logo revealed?
Peter Capaldi and Pearl Mackie coming to Toronto on October 5
Wedding greeting from Capaldi to newlyweds Brian & Lesley
Remembrance of the Daleks commentary from Who Talk w/Toby Hadoke and guests
“Heaven Sent” editor Will Oswald gets Welsh BAFTA nomination

Interview/Miniscope:
Mark Ayres

Radio Free Skaro #440 – All Hail The Great Architect

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rfs440The beauty of Doctor Who is that it can be any story, anywhere and anywhen…and yet inexplicably there’s never really been a heist episode. Well, no longer! “Time Heist,” by writer Steve Thompson of “Curse of the Black Spot” and “Journey to the Center of the TARDIS” (ahem) fame. Did this story surpass his previous attempts? The reception by the Three Who Rule is mixed, to say the least. We also have an interview with writer and Peter Harness, the scribe behind “Kill the Moon.” And that’s what you call a podcast with things in it, so listen and enjoy!
Show Notes:

Time…Heist!
Time Heist…Overnight BBC Viewing Figures!
Listen…Final BBC Ratings!
Listen…Appreciated!
The Caretaker…Broadcast Time!
Kill The Moon…Synopsis!
2014 Christmas Special…Guest Stars!
Angus Lennie…Died.
David Tennant Years DVD Set…UK Release!
Ghost Light Soundtrack…On Vinyl!
Big Finish…2015 Peter Davison Stories!
Eleventh Doctor…New Action Dollie!
Steven writes an article…for Starburst Magazine!
Doctor Who panel…at Edmonton Expo!
Support Radio Free Skaro…on Patreon!

Interview:

Peter…Harness!

Radio Free Skaro #419 – Mazza Kazza Jazza

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rfs419An exciting time for Doctor Who and other genre fans in southern Alberta as they descended upon the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo in their thousands upon thousands to witness, among other events, the Matt Smith and Karen Gillan panel! Our own Steven files his report from the con, including audio from the panel itself! Later, Mark Ayres drops by to talk about the massive 11-disc box set containing music from 50 years of Doctor Who (available for pre-order now!), including shedding some light on those long lost Dudley Simpson tracks that are now available for you to buy! A jam packed episode celebrating a jam packed week in Doctor Who!
Show Notes:

Naheed…Nenshi!
Calgary…Expo!
The Empire…Strips Back!
Tenth Doctor…New Companion!
Eleventh Doctor…New Companion!
Titan Comics…Issue 2 Preview!
50 Years…Of Doctor Who Comics!
British…Pathé!
Big Chief…Fourth Doctor!
Doctor Who Soundtrack Box Set…Standard Release!

Interview:

Mark…Ayres!

Radiophonic Workshop at Chichester University

This past weekend, the beloved Radiophonic Workshop, in the form of Dick Mills, Peter Howell, Mark Ayres, Roger Limb, Paddy Kingsland, and new addition Kieron Pepper, and hosted by Dr. Matthew Sweet spent a day at Chichester University delivering talks and panels as well as a live performance. While we at Radio Free Skaro were nowhere near the event, much as we’d have enjoyed it, thankfully some wonderful people who were there have shared their experience online.

Jo Eyre, an associate lecturer at the university who worked with the Workshop for the event, provided a plethora of photos from the panels, as well as some wonderful shots of the Workshop team performing their concert. It looked like an amazing experience, and our jealousy extends to everyone lucky enough to attend.

Additionally, Tim Fitzgerald posted a video of the Radiophonic Workshop doing a live performance of the Doctor Who theme. Take a look!

The event blog has a lot more stuff too, all worth checking out. What an amazing day it must have been!

August 2011 North America Doctor Who DVD Releases

It looks like August 9 will see the North American DVD release of the Seventh Doctor story Paradise Towers; this title doesn’t yet have a UK release date. Amongst the features on the disc are a commentary featuring writer Stephen Wyatt, sound designer Dick Mills and (oddly, perhaps, given he didn’t provide the music score on this story), Mark Ayres. Ayres may be there to offer an insight in David Snell’s unused scored for the story which is included on the disc as an extra. Whether you prefer Snell’s score to Keff McCulloch’s last minute replacement work is another matter…

SRP for the DVD will be $24.98. Check out more details at TVShowsOnDVD.com.

UPDATE: A second DVD, The Sun Makers from Season 15, will also see release on August 9. No artwork has been revealed yet, but a small list of extras has been confirmed including a commentary with Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, Michael Keating, and the late Pennant Roberts, as well as a feature on long time Doctor Who composer Dudley Simpson. The shelf price for this will also be $24.98. Check TVShowsOnDVD.com for more on this release.

UPDATE 2: Artwork for The Sun Makers is now available. TVShowsOnDVD.com has full details on extras.

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