Big Blue Box Podcast – Episode 29

Welcome aboard the Tardis for episode 29. Plenty of good Doctor Who news to get through and then we’re onto our review of The Unquiet Dead.

The News

We have a new comic hitting the shelves on the 26th Feb 2015 entitled, quite un-inspiringly, Doctor Who Comic. It will feature short adventures from the 10th, 11th and 12th Doctors along with competitions and other stuff. Across 84 pages it should be a good read and at £3.99 it’s a reasonable price. Look out for it in supermarkets, W H Smith and select newsagents.

The Radio Times has ranked all the opening titles and have come up with an interesting list. What do you think to this? We had a few doubts and would definitely change the order.

Convention goers in the South of the UK might be interested in a Who con that’s gone underneath the radar – The Bedford Who Charity Con. Featuring some great guest appearances from the classic years it sounds like a good day. As a bonus, all the profits will go to a local food bank so you’ll be doing your bit for charity too.

Big Finish are on a roll recently. After the awesome announcement last week of the regeneration story for the 6th Doctor, we’re now going to be treated to a UNIT spin off series starring current show UNIT director Kate (Jemma Redgrave) amongst others. Check out the cover art and be prepared to pre-order another story. It’s released in November this year.

“The Unquiet Dead” Review

Review time and this week we pull out a story from series 1. It’s another one of those episodes where it’s overlooked and not one you’d pull out if you wanted to watch an Eccleston episode. It’s creepy and dark and features some great little links to larger aspects of Who lore but does it fire us up to cook on gas or does it fizzle out?

Thank you again for your views on our review episode this week, it’s great reading out your opinions and seeing the fans views. As always we really appreciate your feedback too so thanks for that. Next week it’s Davison’s The Visitation. Until next time – Allons-y!!!


  1. Simon Hodgson

    The new series Unit boxsets are one of the best releases in the audio range. Liked The Unquiet Dead. 8/10. Generally a fan of the creepy atmospheric stories. Love the fact that the doctor turns up in a completely different time to where he thought he would be. The Gelph are interesting enough, and Simon Callow was great as Dickens. Sneed reminds me of a character called Shaughnessy in the 8th doctor audio The Chimes of Midnight.

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