Big Blue Box Podcast – Episode 24

Our first show in 2015 and we kick off with landing the Tardis quite smoothly for a change to bring you the latest Doctor Who news then go straight in with our review of this much praised classic – The Web of Fear, but did it give us chills?

The News

Sadly to start with, television director Fiona Cumming has sadly passed away aged 77. Fiona has been in the industry for many years and was a popular director around the Troughton era through to Davison’s, putting her name to over 34 episodes. A sad occasion but good memories from some of those amazing stories.

John Hurt, the War Doctor himself, has been knighted. Yes, the veteran actor who portrayed the almost given up War Doctor in the 50th anniversary special The Day of the Doctor is now a Sir! Well done indeed.

Filming kicked off on Monday 5th Jan in Cardiff for Series 9. Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman were back in the thick of it and starting recording block A. As we know Jenna decided at the last minute to stay on for series 9’s entirety so we think and dream of all the adventures that await.

2015 marks the 10 year anniversary of the show’s return to our screens when Chris Eccleston and Billie Piper changed the show forever. As a celebration we will be holding a competition nearer the time (March/April) with some cool goodies up for grabs. We’ll reveal more as we get closer so stay tuned to find out how you can win.

“The Web of Fear” Review

We travel way back to the years of black and white to review this recently found classic story. Generally reviews very well did we agree with the general opinion or was there more to this story that made us think otherwise? Did the Yeti’s scare enough? Was Jamie and Victoria worthy of companion applaud? Did Troughton give us his usual brilliance? All these and more in our retro-review.

Thank you for kicking off 2105 with us inside the Big Blue Box. We’d love to hear your thoughts on The Web of Fear so let us know in the comments below or on Twitter and Facebook. Until next time – Allons-y!!!


  1. Cousins2019

    I really like the web of fear, great review guys cant wait for the next one on Friday

  2. Simon Hodgson

    Loved this story on rewatch I have to say. The 6 parts speed along well, the atmosphere is very good and humour in places is great too. I did chuckle a few times at Evans. Great character. Shame part 3 is only in telesnaps, but doesn’t hinder the story too much. I must say that the Yeti aren’t a particularly terrifying foe for me, but that doesn’t take away from the story and performances overall.

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