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Podcast discussing the worlds of Big Finish's Doctor Who audio plays.
 
A ramshackle podcast dedicated to Doctor Who hosted by 2 (sometimes 3) Who fans who attempt to educate, entertain with reviews of Doctor Who in it's TV, audio and written formats with random audio commentaries on classic Who stories.
 
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We flit back to the era of the Sixth Doctor this week with The Wormery, the play that brings Katy Manning's Iris Wildthyme to the Main Range. How does the former companion manage when faced with Iris's irascible, irrepressible side? Just how well can Colin Baker (and Colin Baker's Doctor) cope with this one-woman whirlwind of innuendo and alcoh ...…
 
In this weeks show, we bring you more stats and tat in Omega's Stats and Tat Corner and also an update on the William Hartnell blue plaque that received its grand unveiling. And then it's down to business as Phil and Paul tackle the latest episode of Doctor Who, The Ghost Monument written by Chris Chibnall. So does this story suffer from that f ...…
 
After visiting the 13th Doctor last week we return to the 8th this week and the Divergent Universe arc with the punishingly average The Twilight Kingdom. Just how excited can Kevin and JG get about a bunch of caves? How many interchangeable characters will they find it possible to care about? Plus, since there's simply no way to get three-quart ...…
 
Doctor Who is back with the very highly anticipated debut of Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor in The Woman Who Fell to Earth! So after all the months of waiting, does this latest Doctor surpass all expectations or was it just like all the naysayers were predicting? And how does Chris Chibnall make his mark on the series? Phil and Paul talk ab ...…
 
Taking a break from the world of audio, JG and Kevin dive in to the brand new 13th Doctor and discuss her very first TV episode, The Woman Who Fell To Earth. Just how does the 13th Doctor do in her first outing? And with a new show-runner, writer, star, and composer does this still feel like Doctor Who of old? And what of the new companions? Pl ...…
 
Be happy. Happy people love podcasts. Podcast loving people get more podcasts. Enjoy visiting Light City, with its memories and structures. Have you been here before? Have the Doctor, Charley and C'Rizz? What is going on within the city? Will any of it make sense? Remember - questions are forbidden.
 
In this weeks episode it's all go as since the lads have been away, we have had a new trailer for series 11 and a confirmed air date of Sunday 7th October for Jodie Whittaker's debut as the Doctor! So Paul and Phil are quite excited about this but this wouldn't be the Who's He? Podcast without Phil voicing some concerns! But this main reason fo ...…
 
After the experimental, challenging nature of last week's episode we come to the second stab at doing something interesting with the Divergent Universe arc, The Creed Of The Kromon. This episode sees new companion C'rizz join the Doctor and Charley on their travels, so how does he work out in his first appearance? Does the more traditional stru ...…
 
Episode 54 - Scherzo by JG McQuarrie and Kevin Koeser
 
We remain with the First Doctor this week and pay a visit to 19th century Japan, and embrace the pure historical that is "The Barbarian And The Samurai". Can we visit such a location without automatically falling into cliche and predictable cultural beats? Will the fact that Barbara is actually a historian have any bearing on the story? Is this ...…
 
On this weeks podcast, Phil and Paul travel back once again to wartime London with a look at The Doctor Dances. This is pretty much a love in as our reviewing pair heap on the praise for this Steven Moffat story and really cannot find anything negative to say about it! But in the news this week, it's a sad time as we lost both actress Jaqueline ...…
 
We go back to the 1960's this week with the second First Doctor Box Set, with Kevin and JG this week covering "The Invention Of Death". Will this episode do a better job of capturing the 1st Doctor era than the last one? How does the gamble of such a weird setting work? And now that we're more familiar with them, do the characters seem more gen ...…
 
We're back! The summer hiatus has come to an end so we're celebrating by covering Big Finish's own celebratory story, The Light At The End. Is is better than the last celebratory story covered here, Zagreus? (and perhaps more relevantly, could it possibly be worse?) Will THIS turn out to be the play that successfully squeezes in all eight Docto ...…
 
In this edition of the Who's He? Video Podcast, we bring you long forgotten footage of deceased monster actor Hamilton Prickwillow from 1978.
 
This week Phil and Paul tackle Nekromanteia from Big Finish. And oh dear, what a mistake they made by selecting this one! With a story that has some very suspect portrayals of women that that basically concludes with 'don't trust a woman', neither Paul nor Phil hold back with their views on this very disappointing story that contains far too ma ...…
 
In this special Who's He? Video Podcast, Phil looks that the new 13th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver from Character and takes you through the features of this new toy and explains the differences between this and the version from Seven20 which is available in North America.
 
This week the lads return to the era of the 9th Doctor and The Empty Child written by Steven Moffat. In this story of ghostly gas mask wearing children in the London Blitz of 1941, there is much still enjoy since this was first aired in 2005, with the writer, director and actors all on top form but somehow the conversation turns to the state of ...…
 
In this episode recorded on a very hot Sunday afternoon in London, Phil and Paul decide to read The Edge of Destruction and discuss its merits with Betty Swollocks. While the televised version is not well regarded and dismissed as a time filler with a weak resolution, Phil and Paul defend this story and highlight just how much the book improves ...…
 
This week, instead of covering a regular story, we have something quite different. Rob Shearman, writer of so many classics as well as the person who brought back the Daleks for the 21st Century, joins us in conversation. We discuss the early days of Big Finish, cover the audio stories he's best-known for, and chat about how "Dalek" came about. ...…
 
For the 40th anniversary of Doctor Who, Big Finish decided it might be a good idea to get absolutely every actor from the TV show who's ever appeared in a Big Finish play to take part in their sprawling, nearly four-hour long epic, Zagreus. Tasked with fitting in a wealth of Doctor Who actors, resolving the plot points from Neverland, and provi ...…
 
In this episode, Phil and Paul grab some forged passports and tunnel their way out their cells to review Colditz by Big Finish. In this 7th Doctor and Ace story that features a future Doctor and introduces the character of Dr. Elizabeth Klein, the reviewing duo (well, Phil really) go off track with discussions on World War 2 themed toys of thei ...…
 
We deal with the third and final episode of the "villains" trilogy this week as Kevin and JG come face-to-face with Master. Who is John Smith, and how does this story function as a dark inversion of Human Nature? Can Joseph Lidster redeem himself after the abject failure of The Rapture? And with Geoffrey Beevers returning to the role of the tit ...…
 
Once again Phil and Paul dip their toes into the waters of the Eccleston era with a look at Father's Day written by Paul Cornell. As neither of our reviewing duo had really watched this episode since broadcast, do they think this story adds to the Doctor Who family or does it raise some serious Daddy issues? Listen to find out! And in the news, ...…
 
We have the second in the "villains" trilogy this week as JG and Kevin encounter Davros. As a thorough interrogation of who and what Davros is does this story live up to the standards set by its predecessor and really get inside Davros? How does Terry Molloy fare returning to the role? And is the episode able to pull off its social and politica ...…
 
It's the first of the "villains" trilogy this week as Kevin and JG come up against Omega, and the first of four stories designed by Big Finish to celebrate the show's 40th anniversary back in the heady days of 2003. Can Omega, never the deepest of characters in Doctor Who's history, stand up to this kind of character interrogation? Does the pla ...…
 
We return to the world of the Fourth Doctor and the first Romana this week, as JG and Kevin tackle the two-release stories of The Sands Of Life and War Against The Laan. With two very notable guest stars, in the shape of Hayley Atwell and David Warner, how do these heavyweights do in a Big Finish play? Are the Doctor and Romana up to an unusual ...…
 
The chaps at the Who's He? Podcast are celebrating a milestone in this episode! This is their 300th official podcast (discounting vidcasts and specials of course!) and also a belated celebration of their 7 years of podcasting. So join the original Who's He? trio of Phil, Paul and Tony and settle back and listen them commenting the Daleks first ...…
 
It's a second go-around for the 3rd Doctor this week, as Earth is left behind in favour of some classic Pertwee space opera. But will the box set be able to do a better job in space than they managed under the waves last week? How will Mike's first trip in the TARDIS go for the UNIT solder? And just how good IS Jo at impersonating a security of ...…
 
This week Phil and Paul travel back to Tudor times with The Marian Conspiracy from Big Finish. And while it has taken them a month later than planned to chat about this story, they both tackle this with their usual fervour and are both full of praise. Yes, praise!! Maybe the break did them good? And in the news, there is list of of series 11 di ...…
 
It's the dawn of a new era this week, as JG and Kevin encounter the 3rd Doctor for the first time, in his new, re-cast incarnation starring Tim Treloar. How does the newcomer compare to Jon Pertwee? And we have a couple of old hands around in the shape of Mike Yates and Jo Grant - how do they make the transition to audio? It's time to head bene ...…
 
To cover the second story in a row full of structural experimentation, Kevin and JG are joined by a guest host, Tony Whitt of the podcast The Doctor Who Target Book Club. Can Tony shed some light on the looped, Escheresque structure of Flip-Flop? How do JG and Kevin feel this compares to last week's attempts at structural oddities in Creatures ...…
 
In this episode, Phil takes a quick look at forgotten director Wainscutting Mimsy and his troubled association with Doctor Who.
 
It's all about structure this week as Kevin and JG come up against Nicholas Briggs's Creatures Of Beauty. There's an exploration of how the unique structure of this play works in terms of character and plot, and whether Briggs is able to land the narrative pyrotechnics he indulges in here. And just how good a choice are the Fifth Doctor and Nys ...…
 
One of the all-time classics comes under analysis this week, as Kevin and JG cover Rob Shearman's Jubilee. Not only is it a long-acknowledged classic of the range but it's also only the second Big Finish story to directly influence the TV series, being adapted into the episode "Dalek". Can any story live up to Jubilee's reputation? How does Col ...…
 
In this bonus episode of the Who's He? Podcast, Phil drags James Rockliffe from the Doctor Who Podcast out of podcasting retirement to discuss podcasting and Doctor Who fandom. Is podcasting still necessary for Doctor Who fandom and is there a future for it? What shape shall podcasting take and what do people do it for? For fun, a career or jus ...…
 
Time for a swashbuckling historical this week as JG and Kevin step back in time to France and the court of King Louis with the Fifth Doctor, Peri and Erimem. How does Erimem's first trip in time go for someone from so far back in history? Will any of this mean anything to her? And we have Nicola Bryant in a dual role as Peri and Queen Anne - ju ...…
 
Kevin and JG are joined by returning guest host Anthony Strand this week to discuss Doctor Who And The Pirates. A-har! Will the play be a tale of bountiful adventures on the high seas, or will it be wrecked upon the shores of over-ambition? Just how can a story cope with a third episode that's almost entirely musical? Just how great IS Colin Ba ...…
 
We return to the world of River Song this week with the final two episodes in her first box set, The Diary Of River Song. How will these two episodes fare after the first two, and will we get a stronger outing for River this time round? And can the box set stick the landing over a four-episode story arc? Plus there's a visit to the mail bag, wi ...…
 
In this episode of the Who's He? Podcast, it's a very Christopher Eccleston themed edition where we look at The Long Game in our ongoing series 1 retrospective. But not only that it's Eccleston all the way in this weeks news also, with more on why he left Doctor Who and also his upcoming appearance at this years London Film Comic Con. But in ou ...…
 
For the first time in the podcast, Kevin and JG step away from the Doctor and instead embrace the wonderful worlds of River Song, as they cover the first two episodes in The Diary Of River Song Volume One. How will River translate from TV to audio? Will Alex Kingston be able to bring the character to life in audio with the same vivaciousness sh ...…
 
We travel back in time to the heady days of 1997 this week, as JG and Kevin get to deal with the Seventh Doctor / Ace story The Rapture. We visit Ibiza at the height of its cultural significance, with dancing, drugs, sex, and evil alien brothers (the last of which may not be entirely historically accurate). Will it be pure bliss, or will there ...…
 
This week, Phil and Paul plunge into the depths of the murky waters of Target and come bobbing up to the surface with a look at the novelisation of The Sea Devils by Malcom Hulke. And in a surprising turn of events, our intrepid duo don't agree on this book. But which one thought it was a majestic blue whale of a book and which one thought it w ...…
 
It's one of the all-time classics of the range this week, as Kevin and JG dive into Marc Platt's Spare Parts. Does the story deserve its reputation as the very pinnacle of what Big Finish can achieve? Can any story possibly live up to the reputation this one has? And can the original horror of the Cybermen be successfully captured on audio? Fai ...…
 
Sentient language? Sure, that's a thing! Be prepared for some serious oddness as JG and Kevin this week cover the Sixth Doctor and Peri story ...ish. Will the idea of sentient language turn out to be a good one? And how do the Sixth Doctor and Peri work together in the first audio play featuring the pairing that this podcast have covered? And w ...…
 
This week, Phil and Paul listen to another audio story from Big Finish and this time it's Creatures of Beauty starring Peter Davison and Sarah Sutton. Of course this being a Big Finish review, there will be spoilers a plenty but this time our reviewing duo had a tough time not giving away the plot of this non-linear tale of pollution and genoci ...…
 
Kevin and JG this week return to the adventures of the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa, as we explore Primeval and the deep past of Traken. Can Primeval invoke the same baroque feel as The Keeper Of Traken? And will this prove to be a more successful outing that the pair's last (covered) story in Winter For The Adept? Plus there's a dip into the mailbag ...…
 
Fresh from his trip to the Gallifrey One convention in LA, Phil brings back a little pressie in the form of an audio commentary for Planet of Fire. Featuring special guests Paul Heath and Peter Murphy from the much missed Pharos Project, plus Nick "Australian Nick" James (plus a late appearance by Felicity Brown), this commentary is not for the ...…
 
It's back in time to ancient Egypt for JG and Kevin this week as we cover Eye Of The Scorpion. This time the Fifth Doctor and Peri are joined by a new companion, would-be Pharaoh Ermimem. But how will the Egyptian queen fit in with this TARDIS team? And how come this is the first Peri story we've covered since the podcast began? The answers to ...…
 
This week it's the second story in the 1st Doctor Box Set that Kevin and JG are covering, as they encounter The Great White Hurricane. How will this new version of the very first TARDIS team cope with a straight historical? And will New York in the 19th century prove to be a worthwhile setting? Plus there's a discussion around why "Talking Who ...…
 
In this latest edition of the Who's He? Video Podcast, Phil takes a look at how extras and actors have dominated scenes in Doctor Who with their special brand of ACTING!!
 
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