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@TinDogPodcast Interviews Paul Cornell & Liz Myles @Paul_Cornell @lmmyles  at #Whooverville X #DoctorWho @HammerHousePod @VerityPodcast

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@TinDogPodcast reviews the brilliant #DoctorWho Main Range 242 - THE DISPOSSESSED from @BigFinish by  

 

 

This title was released in September 2018. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until October 31st 2018, and on general sale after this date.

The Doctor, Ace and Mel are caught in a forever night. After crossing the threshold, a strange world awaits them.

An army of tortured souls. A lift that leads to an alien landscape. An alien warlord, left for dead, and willing to do anything to prolong his life… it’s all in a day’s work for the Doctor.

But when his companions become victims of the desperate and powerful Arkallax, the Doctor will have to do battle in a psychic environment where he must make a choice. Save his companions… or himself.

Written By: Mark Morris
Directed By: Jamie Anderson

Cast

Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Bonnie Langford (Mel), Morgan Watkins (Ruck), Anna Mitcham (Jan), Stirling Gallacher (Isobel), Nick Ellsworth (Arkallax). Other parts played by members of the cast.

Producer Nicholas Briggs
Script Editor Guy Adams
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

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This episode is an interview with Alan Perry recorded at ShadoCon 2.

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Brian Croucher - Travis from Blakes 7 - Interview AT WHOOVERVILLE 2018

Brian Croucher played Borg in The Robots of Death and also appeared in the spin-off production Shakedown: Return of the Sontarans. He is of course also known as the second actor to portray Travis in Blake’s 7. An earlier leading role was in the fabulous children’s adventure series The Jensen Code. He also appeared in the ITV serial Quatermass, starring Sir John Mills (1979) and in the 1985 drama serial Edge of Darkness, playing the chief of security Connors

Film appearances have included roles in Burke & Hare (1971), Made (1972), The Waterloo Bridge Handicap (1978), A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (1979), Deadly Game (1982), Scrubbers (1983) and Underworld (1985).

His TV appearances have included roles in the thriller series Out [1978], Minder and Bottom. He also played the role of Rooky in the Southern Television series, The Famous Five.

His most recent role on the big screen has been as the mysterious Stubbs in this year’s British psychological thriller Welcome to Curiosity.

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@TinDogPodcast reviews #DoctorWho Main Range 241. RED PLANETS #REDPLANETS from @BigFinish by @unamccormack Directed by @ImJamieAnderson
HATS OFF TO UNA FOR A CRACKING TALE COMPLEX ENOUGH FOR THE KIDS AND EASY ENOUGH TO FOLLOW FOR THE ADULTS. PURE #DOCTORWHO

 

This title was released in August 2018. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until September 30th 2018, and on general sale after this date.

London, 2017. Except... it isn't. Berlin, 1961. But it isn't that either. Not really. Not in the timeline the Doctor knows. Something is very wrong.

While Ace tries to save the life of a wounded British spy, Mel and the Doctor must get to grips with the modern day socialist Republic of Mokoshia. For Mel it feels strangely familiar and 'right', which makes the Doctor feel even more uneasy.

Soon, a message from a dark and blood-soaked distant future is on its way... But the Doctor will have to act fast to stop this timeline becoming reality.

And with Ace stranded in an alternate 1961, will saving the Earth end her existence?

Written By: Una McCormack
Directed By: Jamie Anderson

Cast

Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Bonnie Langford (Mel), Matt Barber (Tom Elliot), Elliot Levey (Colonel Marsden), Genevieve Gaunt (Anna / Commander of Phobos Mission), Max Bollinger (Sokolov), Chris Dale (Mission Control / Voice of Map / George / Television Announcer). Other parts played by members of the cast.

Producer Nicholas Briggs
Script Editor Guy Adams
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

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We are joined this week by special guest Andrew Smith (https://twitter.com/Andr3wSmith) to discuss Sub Smash. What do we all think of UFO doing a submarine adventure? Tune in to find out.

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BUY GEEK MYTHS FROM YOUR LOCAL AMAZON

£8.99 IN PAPERBACK AND £2.99 EBOOK.

 

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Four friends, too young to be Generation X, too old to be Millennials share much; their place of work, their crap pay, and their costly and meaningless university educations. They also share something else. They are all unashamed geeks. Their love of science fiction and fantasy is the only thing that keeps them sane while they killing time while working behind the counter at “EDGE”, the dullest shop this side of Gallifrey. They each had dreams once, lost in time like Sauron’s ring or Luke’s lightsabre down an air vent on Bespin. A tale about life, love, shopping and the pursuit of mint-in-box, merchandise, “Geek Myths” more cynical than “Clerks” and more realistic than “Empire Records” A very British slice of life. If you ever had a dead end job... No love life... and a love of TV... This book is for you. This is not a sci-fi or fantasy story but it is ideal for anyone who loves these genres An affectionate and fun look at the alternative culture from the inside, at a time when interest in all things geek threatens to become mainstream, while still remaining a mystery to the masses. Written by one of our own through and through, nothing about this delightful book feels unauthentic. 5 stars out of 5 Stephen Hatcher, coordinator of The Whoovers Doctor Who Group. This book is 98k words and is written by the host of the Doctor Who: Tin Dog Podcast - @TinDogPodcast and author of Blue Box Messiah and Whostrology. This book also comes with a free sample of his next book "JANE of the AIR"

 

 

 

 

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@TinDogPodcast Reviews Hour of the Cybermen from @BigFinish 

 

This title was released in July 2018. It will be exclusively available to buy from the BF website until August 31st 2018, and on general sale after this date.

Answering a call from UNIT, the Doctor arrives in London to find the streets deserted, apart from looters in possession of a valuable commodity - water.

Britain is suffering an extreme and bizarre drought. The cause is suspected to be extra-terrestrial.

The discovery of a signal being transmitted into space, and of a spacecraft whose crew are desiccated corpses, provides a possible answer. But the true enemy is an old foe of the Doctor’s.

The Cybermen have been patient, setting their plans in place over a number of years. As the final stage is implemented, in the darkest hour, the Doctor must identify who among his allies he can trust.

Written By: Andrew Smith
Directed By: Jamie Anderson

Cast

Colin Baker (The Doctor), David Banks (Cyber Leader), Mark Hardy (Cyber Lieutenant), Frog Stone (Riva), Blake Harrison (Daniel Hopkins), Wayne Forester (Atriss / Bill Parker / Captain Weaver), Russ Bain (Lewis Price / Kel). Other parts played by members of the cast. 

 

Producer John Ainsworth
Script Editor Alan Barnes
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

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@TinDogPodcast reviews CALLAN VOLUME 01 from @BigFinish as an adaptation as Survivors. Its gritty and dark and truly brilliant.

 

David Callan works for The Section, a top-secret counter-espionage organisation. He’s a killer, a trained assassin, and the best at what he does.

But that doesn’t mean he has to like it. 
 
With the aid of the burglar Lonely; fellow operative Meres; and Section secretary Liz, Callan fulfils the orders of departmental head Hunter and finds himself in very murky waters. 
 
Murder, betrayal and model soldiers. It’s all in a day’s work for Callan.
 

1.1 File on a Deadly Deadshot by James Mitchell, adapted by Peter Mitchell

With Lonely posing as his gentleman’s gentleman, the section’s top operative David Callan is sent to a country estate in Northumberland to infiltrate a rich men’s shooting party. One of his companions is an assassin but which one? High living and high stakes on the grouse moors as Callan attempts to work out which of the dead-shots is a man-hunter.

1.2 File on a Classy Club by James Mitchell, adapted by Peter Mitchell

Callan finds the odds are stacked against him when he poses as a high roller at London’s top casino. His mission is to lose all his money but he almost loses his life when he stumbles into an East German spy cell. Perhaps a card sharp from Lonely’s past can help Callan turn the tables.

1.3 File on an Awesome Amateur by James Mitchell, adapted by Peter Mitchell

Callan and Meres are despatched to a cultural festival in Venice to snatch a Russian poet from under the noses of the KGB. But the success of the mission depends upon the expertise of amateur sleuth and keen ornithologist Cynthia Widgery. Feathers fly on the Grand Canal...

1.4 File on a Harassed Hunter by James Mitchell, adapted by Peter Mitchell

Callan is drawn into a dark secret when Hunter invites him to fly to Newcastle for a trip to the theatre. The plot thickens when an alcoholic actor and a decoy called Prenderghast lead Callan to one of the KGB’s most proficient killers. The setting for the denouement is far too close for comfort.

Originally broadcast in 1967, Callan took the burgeoning world of spy drama, and brought a much darker tone to the genre. With James Bond’s career beginning in film in 1962, Michael Caine’s Harry Palmer beginning in 1965 (The Ipcress File) and hot on the heels of the surreal series The Prisoner in 1967, Callan took a darker approach to espionage. Having similar responsibilities to MI5, Callan used the most ruthless and lethal techniques to get the job done, each method meticulously filed by ‘The Section’ (the organisation behind operative Callan), colour coding each lethal tactic.

Four series of the original television series were produced between 1967 and 1972, plus a cinema film released in 1974 and a TV comeback in 1981. And now, Callan is set to return on audio at Big Finish.

Adapted from series creator James Mitchell’s Sunday Express Short Stories by his son Peter Mitchell, four new adventures will expand the themes explored in the television show.

Written By: James Mitchell, adapted by Peter Mitchell
Directed By: Ken Bentley

Cast

Ben Miles (Callan), Frank Skinner (Lonely), Nicholas Briggs (Hunter), Jane Slavin(Liz), Nicholas Asbury (Lord Marsden), David Rintoul (Baumer), Justin Avoth (Endicott), Glen McReady (Minns), Louis Tamone (Lorimer / Waiter), Tam Williams (Toby Meres), Mark Elstob (Karl / Judd / Willis), Robert Portal (Bulky Berkeley / Lubov), Annabelle Dowler (Amparo Soller / Barbara Jackson), Gyuri Sarossy (Marty Rivers), Beth Goddard (Cynthia Widgery / Auntie Gertie / Adrienn), Teddy Kempner (Evan Lang / Joe 'Plastic' MacNamara), Leighton Pugh (Petrov). Other parts played by members of the cast.

 

Producers David Richardson & Emma Haigh
Script Editor John Dorney

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