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Re-casting beloved Doctor Who characters for audio stories is a contentious issue for some fans. Our aim for this episode is to invite the doubters to at the very least, give them a try. Our guest this time is Christopher Naylor, who plays fourth Doctor companion Harry Sullivan for Big Finish, and has appeared out of time in the U.N.I.T. Nemesis se…
 
This time we are joined by our friend Alicia from Canada, who began both her watch of the classic series of Doctor Who and her exploration of the Big Finish audio range in 2019. What is it like for a new fan coming in to explore the massive Big Finish catalogue for the very first time? Alicia picks two of her favourite 1-part episodes and an old cl…
 
Aclaimed author Robert Shearman joins us to discuss his long and varied career in writing for theatre, television and books. We dive into his six Big Finish Doctor Who audio adventures, his Sylvester McCoy play, Punchline, and of course, we talk about bringing the Daleks back to television and subsequently writing the novelization of the episode. T…
 
Maureen O'Brien was the first "new" companion to replace a departing Doctor Who companion back in 1965. Vicki was a replacement to Susan, the Doctor's grandaughter, and she instantly lit up the screen with her enthusiasm and chemistry with the regular cast. Maureen returned to the role of Vicki on audio with Big Finish in 2007. In this interview Ma…
 
73 C.E. The Doctor, Susan, Ian and Barbara land in Judea and quickly find themselves separated. The Doctor and Susan are camped with the Roman army led by Flavius Silva. Ian and Barbara are trapped atop Masada with the last Jewish zealots to stand against the might of Rome. Barbara knows the fate of these people. Ian had never heard of Masada until…
 
This month our review stories as chosen by the big Finish Randomoid Selectortron are both Sixth Doctor and Peri adventures. They are: Doctor Who - ...Ish by Phil Pascoe - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-ish-201 Doctor Who The Lost Stories - The Guardians of Prophecy by Johnny Byrne adapted by Jonathan Morris - https://www.bigfinish.…
 
Join us as we explore the clandestine intelligence organisation known as "The Forge". First appearing in Project: Twilight in 2001, The Forge cemented Cavan Scott and Mark Wright as one of Big Finish's powerhouse Doctor Who writing teams. We are joined once again by Kenny Smith from Big Finish' Vortex Magazine and Pieces of Eighth podcast, to dive …
 
Our guest Barnaby Kay has a long family history in acting. His father and grandfather were both in the business. He himself has had a stellar career in theatre, on television and in film as well as radio. Now he is working as an actor, director and writer for Big Finish in both Doctor Who and other productions such as Jeckyll and Hyde, Space 1999 a…
 
As we were recording a forthcoming episode of The Sirens of Audio, the news came through that Ncuti Gatwa has been cast as the lead in the next iteration of Doctor Who. Here are our instant thoughts as the news broke. Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Audio Feedback: https://anchor.fm/sirensofaudio Twitter: http…
 
Joe Kraemer has carved out a career in Hollywood for almost three decades, but for us audiophiles he has worked on many Doctor Who and related releases for Big Finish as both composer and sound designer. He has also composed many of the themes from the Big Finish spin of series such as The Robots, Missy and The Paternoster Gang. Join us as we chat …
 
Welcome to this mini-podcast as we announce a brand new theme arrangement composed and produced for us by Big Finish (and not to mention Hollywood) musician and sound designer, Joe Kraemer. Joe will be our special guest on the next regular podcast episode. In the meantime, you can find out more about Joe at his website http://www.joekraemer.com/ --…
 
It’s time for another Randomoid Reviews episode, and the two stories we’ll be looking at this time are: Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles – The Last Post - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-the-companion-chronicles-the-last-post-743 and Doctor Who Unbound – Full Fathom Five - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-unbound-…
 
To start our episode we share a quick review of two recent releases. Philip shares his thoughts on Stranded 4 - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-stranded-4-2172 Dwayne gives his first impressions of The First Doctor Adventures: The Outlaws - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-the-first-doctor-adventures-the-outlaws-2513 …
 
This time we are joined by Nigel Fairs, an actor and writer who has been involved with Dr Who related audio productions from the legendary days of Audio Visuals to today with Big Finish. Not only has Nigel been involved with Doctor Who, he has produced The Tomorrow People, Blake’s 7, Sapphire and Steel and his own original productions such as Shill…
 
1986. The Cybermen are about to invade an Antarctic base. Ben Jackson had seen it once before. And there was only one person he knew who also knew what was to come. Her name was Polly. This short story was originally published in 1998 in print by BBC Books. Theme music by GeorgeCMusic - https://www.youtube.com/c/GeorgeCMusic Email: sirensofaudio@gm…
 
In this episode we discuss the place of personal politics in our podcast. We review the Russell T. Davies penned Doctor Who: Mind of the Hodiac, available from Big Finish Productions. https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-mind-of-the-hodiac-2483 We chat with actor Simon Fisher-Becker about his career, his books and his portrayal of Dorium…
 
Kenny is on the team again this time as we examine Doctor Who - The Fourth Doctor Adventures - Season 11 - Solo. The two stories in the boxset are Blood of the Time Lords by Timothy X Atack and The Ravencliff Witch by David Llewellyn. - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-the-fourth-doctor-adventures-series-11-solo-2100 Not only do we h…
 
The celebrations are still going for our 100th episode and for this special bonus episode we share a 2007 interview that Philip did with Sylvester McCoy in Sydney for the Doctor Who Club of Australia event, "An Afternoon with Sylvester McCoy". The footage was a recent discovery from Dwayne's vault (shed) as he had also attended the event, but the d…
 
Join us as we celebrate 100 episodes of our podcast. To help us do that, we are joined by 6th Doctor actor Colin Baker, talking all things audio, from joining Big Finish in 1999 to now, and from the adventures of Doctor Who to the worlds of Bayban the Butcher. This was a thrill for us to record, and we're so happy to be able to share it with you no…
 
This episode of "We've Got Randomoids" sees us reviewing two stories selected by our listeners and drawn randomly from the Tardis Cookie Jar. Those stories are: Doctor Who: Cloud of Fear from Audio Visuals - http://www.justyce.org/av05a-frame.html Doctor Who: Memory Lane from Big Finish - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-memory-lane-…
 
For the fourth year running, Big Finish has debuted a special release to mark International Women's Day. Today's release is called The Eighth of March - Protectors of Time and is available from https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-eighth-of-march-2-protectors-of-time-2591 To celebrate we are joined by director Helen Goldwyn to talk about the hi…
 
James Kettle has been writing audio drama for the last few years and took some time out to chat with us about his background in comedy and play writing, how he came to be writing for Big Finish for both the Doctor Who and Blake's 7 lines and the process of writing an audio play. We recommend grabbing a copy of all the releases we discussed from htt…
 
February 2022 saw the release of Doctor Who: Short Trips Volume 11. - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-short-trips-volume-11-2362 This time we speak with Aussie writer Paul F. Verhoeven, who has contributed the story "Fear of Flying" to the set. We find out some of Paul's history and talk about his long-term fandom, especially of Big…
 
February 2022 sees the 20th anniversary of the release of one of the most popular and loved audio dramas to ever come out of Big Finish Productions, The Chimes of Midnight by Robert Shearman. To celebrate, we are joined by guest Todd Beilby from Australian Doctor Who podcast Flight Through Entirety to discuss and reminisce about the story and what …
 
Writer and producer Peter Anghelides joins us to talk about how he started in Doctor Who fandom, where his writing career started, and the story behind him starting to write for Big Finish. We also discuss his most recent project, a trilogy of boxsets for The Worlds of Blake's 7 range. Philip recommends Blake's 7: The Liberator Chronicles Volume 7 …
 
Our very special guest for this episode is the lovely Bonnie Langford, known to Doctor Who fans as Mel, companion to the sixth and seventh Doctors in the late 80's. Bonnie has been performing for over 50 years and we discuss her time in theatre, her transition from child to adult actor, how she has been dealing with being an actor during the pandem…
 
Joining us this time is Big Finish Third Doctor himself, Tim Treloar. We talk about his acting career, how he first came to Big Finish, and who exactly was responsible for noticing he sounded remarkably like Jon Pertwee. Peter Peter clip from https://www.timtreloar.com/ Philip recommends Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles - Return of the Rocket M…
 
This is an unofficial reading of the 1981 Target novelization of the very first Doctor Who television story written by Terrance Dicks. Read by Dwayne Bunney Theme music by GeorgeCMusic - https://www.youtube.com/c/GeorgeCMusic https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sirensofaudio/message…
 
Our guest is TOM PRICE, actor, comedian, radio personality and podcaster. Tom regularly reprises the role of Sgt Andy Davidson in both Torchwood and more recently in Doctor Who, joining the 8th Doctor in Stranded. Tom speaks about his upbringing, what is was like working on Torchwood on television as well as audio, and what life is like for an acto…
 
Our Randomoid Selectortron pics for this month are: The Four Doctors - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-the-four-doctors-subscription-exclusive-683 The Light at the End - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-the-light-at-the-end-standard-edition-861 Philip recommends Doctor Who: Project Lazarus (Big Finish audio) - https:/…
 
Andrew Smith began pitching Doctor Who story ideas to the production office when he was 14 years old, and was commissioned to write "Full Circle" for season 18 of the classic series, introducing the character of Adric. Andrew went on to enjoy a 30 year career with the police force, and returned to writing Doctor Who for Big Finish in 2010, becoming…
 
Join Philip, Dwayne and Kenny as we discuss some of our favourite Big Finish releases of 2021. Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys | http://www.jackpotgoldenboys.com/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://w…
 
I think many audiobook listeners would agree that the definitive version of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde would be the abridged reading by Tom Baker. Here is an unabridged version to whet your appetite for the forthcoming Big Finish version due for release in August 2022, adapted by Nicholas Briggs. It may sound strange being read by an…
 
Loneliness is a Warm Gun by Dwayne Bunney This is a short story I originally started to write as a project for a creative writing evening class I was attending. At that time I had been quite obessed about the details surrounding the Port Arthur Massacre in 1996, and this story, in a way, was a result of my complete lack of comprehension of the crim…
 
Doctor Who: Short Trips The Parliament of Rats by Daniel O'Mahoney Originally published in print in 1998 by BBC Books. Theme music by GeorgeCMusic - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgSc-nU-Gr3mwtiBvTDBaZA Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.…
 
In our final full episode of 2021 we are joined by AK (Alexandra) Benedict, musician, novelist and writer for Big Finish ranges from Torchwood to Doctor Who. AK's most recent release was The Lost Resort, the title story in a boxset of 5th Doctor adventures. Thanks AK for a wonderful chat! Find out more about AK at her website - https://akbenedict.c…
 
Our guest this time is Yasmin Bannerman, who has appeared in many of the cult shows we love including Red Dwarf, Doctor Who, Torchwood and Blake's 7. Yasmin speaks about her inspirations prior to chossing an acting career, working with Christopher Eccleston, creating the New Adventures companion Roz Forrester for an audio audience, and reprising th…
 
In this edition we review five recent Big Finish Doctor Who releases plus the new Survivors box set. Those releases are: Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Chronicles Volume 2 - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-the-doctor-chronicles-the-eleventh-doctor-volume-02-2131 Unit: Nemesis 1: Between Two Worlds - https://www.bigfinish.com/releas…
 
This was originally released as part of The Sirens of Audio podcast episode 41. It is now available as a separate bonus release. Doctor Who - Perception Filter by Dwayne Bunney Two siblings mourn the loss of their mother. But not because she was a good person. No one else sees her in the same way as they do. Until a little man in a book store coffe…
 
Writer Tim Foley joins us for a fascinating discussion on the process behind creating stories for Big Finish ranges including Torchwood, Doctor Who and Blake's 7. Thanks Tim for taking the time to have a chat with us! Philip recommends UNIT: The Benton Files read by John Levene (Candy Jar) | http://www.candy-jar.co.uk/books/thebentonfiles.html Dway…
 
Randomoids is back! This time we review two stories from a range you the listener voted for, Sapphire & Steel, starring David Warner and Susannah Harker. We look at Daisy Chain by Joseph Lidster and Remember Me by John Dorney. Plus, we reveal the next 2 stories to review for "We've Got Randomoids". What do YOU think of Sapphire & Steel, either the …
 
Seán Carlsen is best known in Doctor Who fandom as Narvin, a Time Lord CIA operative who initially started off opposed to Romana's Presidency in the "Gallifrey" series. Narvin has gone on to become one of Gallifrey's most loved characters. Thanks Seán for taking the time to have chat with us about your roles with Big Finish, your Doctor Who fandom,…
 
One of the finest impersonators of our time, Jon Culshaw, has for several years now played various roles on audio at Big Finish including the Master, Kamelion, and most recently the Brigadier. Jon joins us this time to chat about his lifelong love of Doctor Who, why he loves impersonating Doctor Who characters so much, what it's like working with h…
 
We speak with Jan Chappell about her acting career, how she got the part of Cally in Blake's 7 on TV, and reprising the role for new audio drama at Big Finish. Thank you Jan for spending some time with us! Philip recommends The Torchwood stories Madam I'm, Empire of Shadows & Curios. Dwayne recommends Sapphire & Steel - The Passenger Theme music by…
 
We review the Big Finish novel adaptation of Russell T. Davies 1996 Doctor Who Virgin New Adventures novel "Damaged Goods". Plus, we take a trip down the rabbit hole and make our usual audio recommendations. Philip recommends Pieces of Eighth (An exceptional "British" podcast) Dwayne recommends Sapphire and Steel - Remember Me by John Dorney and Da…
 
Our special guest is long-term Big Finish writer Jonathan Morris. He chats about his fandom, his love of writing (including some suggestions for budding authors) and many of his Doctor Who releases, including his first novel. Find all of Jonathan's Big Finish material here. To hear Jonathan's original audio comedy, Dick Dixon in the 21st Century, v…
 
Rob from The Doctor Who Show - thedwshow.net discusses stories 21-30 in the Big Finish Doctor Who Monthly Range. This chat is based on Rob's blog rankings as he makes his way on the great Big Finish journey through the Monthly Range. Check out his blog at policebox.net Visit our YouTube channel for the video verison of this episode. sirensofaudio.c…
 
Our guest host for this episode is Kenny Smith, editor or Big Finish's Vortex magazine, and host of the Power of 3 and Pieces of Eighth podcasts. We review two recent Big Finish releases, the 6th Doctor Boxset called The Eleven, starring Mark Bonnar as the eponimous time lord with multiple incarnation disorder, and a 5th Doctor boxset containing st…
 
Today we speak with Big Finish Executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery on the origins of the company and some of the proceeses involved when it comes to making decisions about the content they produce. Thanks for taking the time to have a chat with us Jason! Philip recommends Survivors & The Tomorrow People (Big Finish) Dwayne recommends Zoom Zoom by…
 
With podcasters and YouTubers scrambling to make content around this earth-shattering announcement, we were no exception and wanted a turn too! Despite our focus being mainly on the audio adventures of Doctor Who, we feel the TV series and events surrounding it have a flow on effect to Big Finish in one way or another. Here are some of our thoughts…
 
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