#The Sarah Jane Adventures BBC Audios
tsjadventuresgifs · a year ago
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classicwho-meetngreet · 6 months ago
Do you post about Classic Doctor Who, the Doctor Who or Bernice Summerfield novels, the Big Finish spinoffs, or any of the even wilder and weirder spinoffs out there? Or would you like to follow people who do? This is your hub to find others in the fandom!
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Who are you, anyway? - I’m Aurelia, my main is lurking-latinist. I’m just doing the administrative work to make this blog exist, I’m not in charge of anything in particular!
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amalthea9 · 6 days ago
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Because in the BBC audio play “The Adventures of Pat Garrett And Billy the Kid (Deceased) Pat mentions a wife. 
Nancy: Where’s your wife now?
Pat: Home...waiting for me.
Nancy: You hold her in some affection?
Pat: You have no idea...
So here’s my self insert wife for Pat Garrett! Sarah Jane Marsden(Marsden a nod to one of my favorite game series: Red Dead Redemption’s John Marsden)
I gave her the straight and red hair of Sean Gilder’s real life wife, the beautiful Robin Weaver! <3 <3 <3
Helped creating her by my dearest @ariel-seagull-wings
The outfit in the first panel was given to me by the dear @professorlehnsherr-almashy based on his period clothing books! Sarah Jane’s working clothes and her Sunday best!
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I had an idea.
So I’ve thought before that it would be unbelieably awesome if the BBC had Sean Pertwee do anything as the Third Doctor - like a special, or even a short clip, literally anything - but then I thought of something even better...
What if we got Sadie Miller involved on this (if you didn’t know, she’s doing some audio adventures as Sarah Jane) and got the two of them to do some scenes from any of the season 11 serials. Or even make some original content. I would literally accept anything.
Like think about it, guys! They’re about the right ages, they’re both involved in acting, we’ve seen Sean dress up as the Doctor before. What if this happened??
If anyone has any thoughts on this, I’m hopefully going to Chicago TARDIS this year, and Sadie is one of the guests (as of this posting). Would it be crazy to mention this? Please add to this, reblog it, signal boost it, or just like it. If it gains momentum, I may bring whatever opinions I collect to Chicago.
Allons-y Whovians!
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valc0 · a year ago
I found your blog through H&D and I've followed it since bc I love your Thoschei content <3 but I've also seen some content about DW stories that I don't recognise and I was wondering if you could explain where they come from and how I could find them as well (e.g. Masterful, Eight content, Omega). Thank you in advanced if you do answer, love your art <3<3
Thank you so much for following me! I’m happy you like my art and my content in general!
I’ve been thinking a lot about this because I found myself in your same situation many times and I still find myself in it to this day.
The Doctor who fandom is like an iceberg, you start from the tip, which is the season broadcast on TV at the time, and work your way back and the more you go the more stuff and content you discover.
I’m also the last person able to properly explain this to you, so if anyone is more knowledgeable than me, please go ahead and correct me if I’m wrong on stuff.
Classic Who – The old series from 1963 till 1989. Some episodes of the first seasons have been lost, so they are not that easy to find. From the Third Doctor onwards I’m fairly sure you can find them all for streaming.
The Movie – Medium who, it’s the point of connection between old and new series. They wanted to make it a pilot for a possible revival but it failed so miserably they tried to shoved it under the rug and pretend it never happened. I actually know it happened and I’m grateful only to God and Paul Mcgann for its existence.
Nu Who – The actual revival from to 2005 to the present.
Spin-offs – Torchwood (Jack Harkness and Co.), Class (¯\_(ツ)_/¯ ...sorry), The Sarah Jane Adventures (The adventures...of Sarah Jane. Who is a Classic-Who companion.
Webcasts – episodes formatted for the web. Scream of the Shalka is the only one I watched and it’s really good. It was yet another try to revitalize the series until Nu Who started in 2005. They go from still images that hovers around to actual animated episodes. Now that flash is dead the old website doesn’t work any more but I’m sure you could find them to stream somewhere.
Big Finish – I believe Big finish is the company, other than BBC, that created the most content for Doctor Who. They do fantastic Audio Dramas, the only downside is that they are a bit pricey, but they also have a lot of their older stuff up for free on Spotify, so you can have an idea of the quality of their work and decide whether or not to buy the rest. To find it just search Big finish profile on Spotify. Basically here is where Masterful and all my Eight Doctor content comes from.
Comics – Both as series and as part of the Doctor Who Magazine, they release a lot of other stories in there. They also really like to do multi-doctor stories, so that’s good.
Books and Audiobooks – There are a lot of books and many of these have an audiobook form too (some are read by members of the original cast!) I’ve yet to read any of them but I’ve heard they are great!
In general I suggest you to visit the TARDIS wiki page, because they have far more info than I do about DW content and where to find it.
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aion-rsa · a year ago
How Should Doctor Who Celebrate its 60th Anniversary?
Since hitting screens in 1963, Doctor Who has gone from televisual titbit to cultural phenomenon to institution to something approaching a secular religion. It’s older than Star Trek and Star Wars, if not quite as world-renowned; it’s younger than The Twilight Zone, yet more frequent, and frequently successful, in its iterations. True, Doctor Who spent many long years in the wilderness, but then so did Jesus, and things turned out okay for him. You know… eventually.
The show owes its laudable longevity to a series of happy accidents, shrewd moves and fortuitous casting decisions in its formative years, not least of which was the radical re-casting of the main character after William Hartnell became too unwell to continue; a bold gambit that could just as easily have soured the audience and sunk the show as cemented its status as a pop culture behemoth. Thankfully – as well we know – the introduction of the concept of Regeneration was the key to Doctor Who’s enduring presence, adaptability and relevance. While William Hartnell wowed a generation of children and their families as the curmudgeonly yet kindly First Doctor, without Patrick Troughton’s affable, vulnerable and very human turn as the Second Doctor, there might not even have been a fifth anniversary, much less the one we’re approaching.
Doctor Who – the world’s longest-running sci-fi show – is now on the cusp of its 60th anniversary, a milestone it will reach in November 2023 with, well… who knows who at the helm. But how should it commemorate its anniversary? What would fans like to see? First, let’s jump in the TARDIS and find out how the show has marked its previous anniversaries.     
10th Anniversary: ‘The Three Doctors’ (1973)
‘The Three Doctors’ wasn’t an anniversary celebration in the way we’ve come to understand it now. There was little pomp or spectacle, not by Who standards anyway. It barely even qualified as an anniversary story, sneaking in at the start of 1973, many long months before the show’s actual birthday. Instead, the first multi-Doctor story was a quiet affair, the highlight of which was, naturally, the barbed banter between Troughton‘s bumbling space hobo and Pertwee’s aristocratic martial artist. Of course, Hartnell’s First Doctor featured too, forming the triumvirate promised in the title, although owing to ill health, his appearances were rationed and entirely confined to the TARDIS’ viewing screen, from where he doled out advice and withering put-downs.
In this mildly ho-hum but fun adventure, the Doctors come face to face not only with each other, but also Omega, Gallifrey‘s greatest figure of legend, who in his isolation and rage has become a supremely camp villain, fond of squatting and plotting in pocket-dimensions with only telepathically-controlled blobs of goo for company. I guess it’s true what they say: never meet your heroes.
20th Anniversary: ‘The Five Doctors’ (1983)
By 1983, things had been kicked up a notch. Here we had an ambitious tale that weaved together 20 years’ worth of Doctors, and their friends and enemies. No amorphous blobs or bonkers old Time Lords in ball-gowns here, but Cybermen, Daleks, Yetis, The Master – and newcomer the Raston Warrior Robot, a sort of ninja-dancing death machine in a tight lycra gimp-suit.
As before, the anniversary show’s title was something of a misnomer, though admittedly ‘The Three Doctors, No Doctor and a Sort of Doctor’ probably wouldn’t have been as arresting. Tom Baker declined to participate, necessitating the use of stock footage from the then-incomplete serial ‘Shada’ to represent the Fourth Doctor. William Hartnell had died in 1975, and so The First Doctor was portrayed by Richard Hurndall (who himself died less than a year after transmission of ‘The Five Doctors’). Still, what the feature-length episode lacked in marquee names, it made up for with a state banquet of companions, even bringing back K9. We see the Second Doctor chumming up with the Brigadier and Captain Yates (plus experiencing a vision of Jamie and Zoe), the Third Doctor teaming up with Sarah Jane Smith, and the First Doctor reuniting with his granddaughter, Susan, who seems to have completely forgotten he’d abandoned her in a far-future, war-ravaged earth at the close of ‘The Dalek Invasion of Earth’.   
The story is a nonsensical, confusing, over-the-top mess, nothing more than a rising pyramid of side-quests and fan-service set-pieces all culminating in a damp squib of an ending. But you know what? To quote Christopher Eccleston’s Doctor: it’s fantastic. The best and only approach to ‘The Five Doctors’ is to switch off your critical faculties, sit back, and let warm rivulets of novelty and nostalgia rinse their way over your amygdala. Coo as the First Doctor tricks the Cybermen at electric chess. Cheer as the Second Doctor encounters his old nemesis the Yeti. Laugh your pants off as the Third Doctor uses a tow rope to save Sarah Jane from the perils of a very slight incline. And lament that the whole episode wasn’t just the Doctors trapped in a room together being really, really catty with each other.               
25th Anniversary: ‘Silver Nemesis’ (1988)
The show’s 25th anniversary year gave Sylvester McCoy‘s Seventh Doctor his first taste of both the Daleks and the Cybermen. ‘Remembrance of the Daleks’ wasn’t just McCoy’s best, it was arguably one of the best of the Classic Who era. The Seventh Doctor brooded, calculated and plotted, a noticeably darker figure to the spoon-playing, spoonerism-addicted, spoonish buffoon we’d been introduced to in Season 24. His vengeful, genocidal actions at the close of the serial pretty much kick-started the Time War. Ace was on fine form, too, dashing around Coal Hill school in 1963 wielding explosives and a baseball bat. ‘Silver Nemesis’ was the actual anniversary episode, and it was by far the weaker of the two commemorative offerings, but still a tremendous amount of silly fun. Nazis, Cybermen, medieval interlopers, an angry statue, the Doctor bopping to jazz. What’s not to like?
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30th Anniversary: ‘Dimensions in Time’ (1993)
By the time Doctor Who‘s 30th anniversary came along in 1993, the show had already been cancelled for four years, entering that phase of its history known to fans as The Wilderness Years. The show had become, in deed and in memory, a parody of itself; a forgotten, end-of-the-pier relic. The only thing left of its legacy was a shared perception of how it had been at its campiest and silliest. All of this is painfully apparent in ‘Dimensions in Time’, a horrific charity crossover special somewhere between Doctor Who and BBC soap opera EastEnders. Thankfully, this two-parter isn’t considered canon, though I’m happy to provide the extra ‘n’ to have it shot out of one.
On the one hand, you could say that this was just a diverting little segue to raise money for sick children, and thus shouldn’t be judged too harshly, nor taken too much to heart. On the other hand, this was the only Doctor Who content produced for its anniversary year, so it’s hard not to interpret the existence of ‘Dimensions in Time’ existence as a hard slap in the face from an infinitely rolling multiverse of giant outstretched hands.
While ‘The Five Doctors’ leaned into nostalgia, ‘Dimensions in Time’ is entirely composed of it, chopping and changing Doctor and Companion combos in an orgy of What-If-ness (though admittedly, it was nice to see the Sixth Doctor get his chance to interact with the Brigadier, even if he was just shouting things at him over the noise of a helicopter). The Rani here completes her journey from plausible character with complex motivations to full-blown panto baddy. Tom Baker again sits this one out, opting instead to deliver ASMR from inside a computerised lava lamp. Near the climax of the piece, EastEnders‘ Albert Square falls under attack from a multitude of Who’s most infamous monsters (and some not so), and no-one except the Doctors and their revolving retinue of companions seem to care. It’s hard not to perceive a corollary with how the show itself was regarded by the general public at that time, a state of affairs not helped by audio-visual snot like this. In retrospect, the best 30th anniversary celebration would have been none at all.      
40th Anniversary: ‘Scream of the Shalka’ (2003)
‘Scream of the Shalka’ was produced to tie in with Doctor Who‘s fortieth anniversary. It aired as a series of fully-animated webisodes – a forerunner of the animation now routinely used to resurrect lost episodes from Classic Who’s yesteryears. It starred Richard E Grant as a now non-canonical version of Gallifrey’s most famous traveller, and put him toe-to-toe with a race of inter-dimensional, world-conquering, telepathic, super-sonic lava beasts. It was written by Who aficionado Paul Cornell (who would later pen ‘Father’s Day’ and ‘Human Nature/The Family of Blood’).  And it was good, very good indeed.
Richard E Grant’s Doctor is tall, gaunt and imposing, with a style of dress somewhere between vampire royalty and ostentatious undertaker. He’s blunt, withering, cantankerous and all-round deliciously alien, much like Peter Capaldi at the beginning of his tenure as the Twelfth. When he orders wine from an English bar, Alice (Sophie Okonedo) his server and companion-to-be, tells him, ‘We only do dry or sweet,’ to which he spits back, ‘And I don’t do sweet.’ There is also a plaintive, desperate loneliness about this Doctor, evident from the presence in his TARDIS of an android containing the consciousness of the Master (Derek Jacobi, who would later play the Master again on TV next to David Tennant’s Tenth) with whom he travels.
All of this would have been interesting to unpack and explore had ‘Scream of the Shalka’ precipitated a full and continuing series, which was the intention at the time, a plan stopped only, of course, by the announcement that the show would be returning to television. This blessed move had not only been inspired by but made possible by work on this project. Now that’s a 40th anniversary present and a half.
And with that, Christopher Eccleston would be the ninth Doctor, not Richard E Grant, and while that was, well, fantastic, it’s impossible not to wonder… what if?       
50th Anniversary: ‘Day of the Doctor’ (2013)
By the dawning of its 50th year, the show had been back on screens for eight years and three Doctors. The modern incarnation of the show had re-ignited the nation’s love affair with Doctor Who, adding widespread critical acclaim and global commercial success to its former cult appeal. It was clear this anniversary special had to be its biggest and boldest yet, and so it proved.
Showrunner Steven Moffat brought his best mind-bending, timey-wimey-ness to bear on ‘Day of the Doctor’, a story that brought together UNIT, Zygons, time-travelling paintings, a re-framing of the Time War, the re-emergence and resurrection of Gallifrey, and, of course, the sheer delight of the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors having the time of their lives teaming up. Added to the mix, in lieu of the Ninth Doctor (after Christopher Eccleston declined to participate), was John Hurt’s The War Doctor, a grizzled, frazzled veteran of The Time War – The Doctor who came to exist because he was capable of doing things that other Doctors couldn’t or wouldn’t but who, in the end, proved himself more than worthy of Doctor-hood. Not to mention the appearance of the mysterious Curator at the episode’s end, sporting a very familiar yet age-worn face.
2013 was an embarrassment of riches for the show. Not only did we get the exciting and engaging ‘Day of the Doctor’, but ‘An Adventure in Space and Time‘, the touching and contemplative story of William Hartnell’s (here played by future First Doctor, David Bradley) relationship with the show; ‘The Night of the Doctor’, a mini-episode that featured the welcome return of the Eighth Doctor (Paul McGann); and, of course, the absolutely wonderful ‘The Five-ish Doctors’, a surrealist, meta, very funny, Curb Your Enthusiasm-style romp that followed the exploits of Peter Davison, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy as they tried desperately to insert themselves into the 50th anniversary celebrations.      
60th Anniversary: TBA (2023)
So what of the 60th? Traditionally, these kinds of milestones aren’t celebrated with as much intensity and fervour as, say, the 25th or the 50th. However, given that the show appears to be going through a decline in ratings and popularity, perhaps a big barnstormer is just what the Doctor ordered; something to give the show a shot in the arm to see it through the next six decades, rather than risk it tumbling over a cliff and staggering into the desert of its next wilderness years.
A multi-Doctor story seems the sure-fire way to do that. But who, and how many? Though Christopher Eccleston has returned to the Whoniverse in Big Finish form, the jury is still out on whether he’d be willing to participate in a fully-fledged BBC iteration of the show again. While the rest of the modern contingent’s faces are still fresh, though, it would be a joy to see the Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth and Thirteenth Doctors get together. Perhaps even in tandem with the Eighth Doctor, who surely deserves another crack at the small-screen whip, however brief. It’s more likely, though, that Jo Martin’s Fugitive Doctor would be the one to join them, contingent upon whether or not she returns in the upcoming 13th season, and how her arc pans out.     
How about involving the classic Doctors? Not in a peripheral capacity as a sequel to ‘The Five-ish Doctors’ (although that would be very welcome) but due to the almost infinite possibilities inherent in the premise of the show, it surely wouldn’t be difficult to fashion a story in which Doctors Four to Seven returned togged up in their trademark outfits, along with their contemporary, and very age-worn faces. Perhaps some entity could pluck them from the time-streams and hold them captive, explaining their appearance through some sort of malfeasance or timey-wimey-ness. Big Finish has already given us the supreme delight of the Tenth Doctor teaming up with the Fourth and Fifth Doctors. What a joy it would be to behold the Sixth and Twelfth Doctors trying to out-bicker each other, or the Fourth Doctor passing judgement on the Eleventh’s bow-tie?    
Might other, more unexpected Doctors appear? Thanks to the precedent set by The Mandalorian in plucking the character of Ahsoka Tano from the Star Wars’ animated universe, and setting her down in live-action continuity, there’s no reason why the Whoniverse can’t do the same with The Shalka Doctor. ‘But he’s not canon,’ I hear you cry. Perhaps so. But the seismic aftershocks of ‘The Timeless Children’ took canon and crushed it to dust. If we’re going to be stuck with it, might as well extract as many pluses from it as possible before some future showrunner decides to retcon the whole affair. It doesn’t even need to be connected to existing lore. If there are multiple, even infinite, dimensions out there, the Shalka Doctor may very well hail from one of them. 
As to monsters? The Daleks and the Cybermen have been rather over-used lately, and their appearance in an anniversary special would be neither special nor especially welcome. It may be time to bring back an old monster or foe, one of supreme power that could give the Doctors a run for their money. Could the Black Guardian again don his crow-hat and return to wreak havoc with time? Or even the mighty Sutekh, who in ‘The Pyramids of Mars’ almost destroyed both the Fourth Doctor and the very world itself?
Whatever happens on Doctor Who’s next big anniversary, let’s just pray to the cosmos that it veers closer in tone to ‘Day of the Doctor’ or ‘The Five Doctors’. Nobody wants to see a cross-over with Coronation Street.
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altamont498 · 2 years ago
As someone who used to love watching The Sarah Jane Adventures, I can safely say they ended it perfectly. Could’ve included an actual line or two from the Doctor themselves, but otherwise perfect.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go and cry and maybe start a lawsuit against Russell T. Davies for emotional damages. 
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startrekkingaroundasgard · 2 years ago
:((((( i just finished s12 and i don't know what to do with myself. I mean the only thing i did for the past month was watching dw and i just feel so empty now.
Ahhhhh okay so a) serious congrats to you for binging 15 years worth of TV in a month, that is a major achievement. b) i feel your pain c) there are many wonderful ways to fill the TARDIS shaped hole in your heart:
i) read fanfiction - there is a lot of amazing fanfiction available for basically every doctor, companion or master so you should be able to find something you like
ia) write fanfiction - if you can’t find what you’re looking for, do it yourself
ii) read the actual published BBC books - there are some absolutely brilliant novels out there that capture the wonder of DW amazingly well. I’ve read basically all of the ones for nine and ten (I didn’t go out much as a child) and a couple of eleven’s too. I’m assuming that there are ones for 12 and 13 but I honestly haven’t looked 
iia) there are also lots of DW comics, which are on my list of things to read but I’ve got to finish Buffy S9 first
iii) watch Torchwood (don’t bother with s4) and The Sarah Jane Adventures. They’re great, very RTD era shows that tie in perfectly with the timelines of DW and are just wonderfully entertaining in wildly different ways. (Torchwood is like DW but with sex and swearing and SJA is aimed more at kids but has some truly amazing episodes)
iiia) you could also start with Classic Who now that you’ve seen the revival but I’m still working through that myself and wouldn’t be much help there
iv) check out the big finish audio books. There are so many of them - for DW and Torchwood - and are basically just the cast performing new amazing stories. There are so many that you will definitely find something you like. 
v) if you manage to work your way through all of these, you are probably either dead or a superhero so take a break then go back to the beginning and start it all over again like the rest of us :D
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elizadoolittlethings · 3 years ago
When is The Dead Room on TV this Christmas?
The new BBC4 ghost story stars Simon Callow and is created by Doctor Who and Sherlock writer Mark Gatiss – but what’s it about?
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By Huw Fullerton
Tuesday, 27th November 2018 at 11:00 am
Before he tackles his upcoming TV adaptation of Dracula, Sherlock co-creator Mark Gatiss has created another horror treat: new ghost story The Dead Room, which stars Simon Callow and follows spooky goings-on in a radio studio.
Here’s everything you need to know about the one-off drama, airing this Christmas on BBC4.
What is on TV this Christmas?
What time is The Dead Room on TV?
The Dead Room is set to air on BBC4 over the Christmas period: the official time and date are yet to be confirmed however.
The TV play, which was both written and directed by Sherlock and Doctor Who writer/actor Gatiss, is 30 minutes long.
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What’s The Dead Room about?
Veteran actor and voiceover artist Aubrey Judd returns to an old radio studio to record the latest edition of an ongoing horror series, which he’s been narrating for decades.
However, this time there’s something strange going on: the old studio appears to be haunted by echoes of Aubrey’s troubled past.
The official synopsis is below:
Set and filmed at the iconic Maida Vale studios, The Dead Room tells the story of a long-running radio horror series and its veteran presenter and national treasure Aubrey Judd.
But times are changing. Tastes are shifting. There’s a new young producer. Whatever happened to the classic ghost stories? The good old days?
Aubrey soon discovers that all is not quiet in the eerie radio studio and that elements of his own past are not as dead and buried as he perhaps hoped…
Who’s in the cast?
Veteran actor Simon Callow stars as Aubrey Judd, with Bodyguard and The Sarah Jane Adventures’ Anjli Mohindra playing his producer Tara. The Dead Room also stars Susan Penhaligon and Joshua Oakes-Rogers.
Notably, Callow and Gatiss have collaborated before on ghostly goings-on, with the former playing Charles Dickens in Gatiss’ spectral Doctor Who episode The Unquiet Dead.
Where is The Dead Room filmed?
The drama is both set and filmed at BBC Maida Vale studios, a complex of sound studios that is most often used to record BBC bands and orchestras (including the BBC Symphony Orchestra), various radio dramas and other BBC audio programmes including Radio 1’s Live Lounge.
The studios were originally built in 1909, and began to be used by the BBC in the 1930s.
In the past the studios were also known for hosting John Peel’s famous Radio 1 sessions, and over the years generations of iconic artists have recorded there including The Beatles, Bing Crosby, Radiohead, David Bowie, The Fall and Adele among many, many others.
In June 2018 the BBC announced the closure of the studio, and RadioTimes.comunderstands that this real-life closure may play into The Dead Room’s storyline in some way.
Much of the radio content produced at Maida Vale is now planned to be made at a new facility in Stratford, East London.
What is a ‘Dead Room’?
Essentially, a ‘Dead Room’ is one that’s been completely soundproofed, protecting it from ambient noise. Such rooms are usually used for recording music, sound effects or other radio elements.
However, ‘The Dead Room’ also happens to be the title of the show within a show that Simon Callow is recording at the studio.
In this radio-themed ghost story, it’s unsurprising that the title will have something of a double meaning…
Anything else?
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Interestingly, some of Gatiss’ 2013 Doctor Who biopic An Adventure in Space and Time was shot at BBC Maida Vale Studios, as it still had some of the 1960s-era equipment and design.
This is also not the first time Gatiss has created a ghost story for the BBC’s festive period: previous dramas include 2013’s The Tractate Middoth starring Sacha Dhawan and the 2008 series Crooked House.
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timelordhugs · 4 years ago
Doctor Who audio stories to stream: A complete list
Generally available on Spotify, Google Play music, Apple Music, Napster, Deezer and other music streaming services.
The perfect way to introduce your friends, family, colleagues and pets to the wonders of Doctor Who on audio, or indeed to listen on a low budget.
ENGLISH (Big Finish Productions):
- Monthly Range 1-50
- The Eighth Doctor Adventures, Series 1
- Companion Chronicles, Series 2
- The Lost Stories, Series 1
- The Lost Stories, The Fourth Doctor box set
- Short Trips, box sets 1-2
- The Fourth Doctor Adventures, Series 1
- UNIT: Dominion [complete series]
- Destiny of the Doctor [complete series]
- The Stageplays [complete series]
- Bernice Summerfield, Box Sets 1-5
- Epoch; Road Trip; Legion; New Frontiers; Missing Persons
- Dalek Empire, Series 1-2
- UNIT (2004-05) [complete series]
- Cyberman, Series 1-2 [complete series]
- I, Davros [complete series]
- The Davros Mission [complete series]
- Iris Wildthyme, Series 2-4
- Jago & Litefoot, Series 1-5
- Counter-Measures, Series 1-2
- Charlotte Pollard, Series 1
- Vienna, Series 1-2
- Graceless, Series 1-3
- Nicholas Courtney memoirs, Benjamin & Baxter, Tom Baker at 80
- Dark Shadows, Blake’s 7, The Avengers, Sherlock Holmes, Dorian Gray, Big Finish Classics, Judge Dredd, Mervyn Stone, Dan Dare, Drama Showcase, Pathfinder, Survivors, Terrahawks and more Big Finish material available
GERMAN (Big Finish and BBC)
- Dead of Winter (11th Doctor)
- The Winter quadrilogy (12th Doctor)
- The Lost quadrilogy (12th Doctor)
- Tenth Doctor Adventures, Series 1-2
Specially produced free stories, trailers and bonus part 1 episodes are available via the Big Finish website and soundcloud page.
Big Finish stories were uploaded in Summer 2016 and as such series including Companion Chronicles Series 1, Gallifrey, Sarah Jane Smith, Bernice Summerfield single releases, Excelis and Iris Wildthyme Series 1 are sadly not included due to download rights not being available at that time.
TV ‘Doctor Who’ related series are generally from at least two years prior to upload.
Series not related to TV Doctor Who are generally from at least one year prior to upload.
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