Big Blue Box Podcast – Episode 36

Back in the Tardis and back behind the mic. News round up, requests for our upcoming Q&A and our review of The Mark of the Rani. Let’s get this thing going!

The News

Walking Tours now back at the Doctor Who Experience. Those of you that haven’t had the chance as yet or had your tour cancelled late last year will be pleased to know that the popular Walking Tours are now back, starting this Easter weekend. Lasting around 75 minutes and taking you to no fewer than 40 filming locations around the Cardiff Bay area, this is sure to please those of you keen to see the actual locations used from Series 1 onwards. The tours will continue from 27th April up until the end of June, go book yours now!

Good news for Big Finish fans a they’ve now renewed their licence for Doctor Who with the BBC until 2020. Producing Doctor Who original cast audio dramas since 1999, Big Finish have been responsible for some of the best Who stories ever and thanks to them we’ve had the pleasure of hearing our classic Doctor’s shine in a way not possible from their on-screen days. They’ve already planned Doctor Who adventures up to 2017 so lots of good stuff on the way.

Those of you who watch Game of Thrones will be pleased to here Maisie Williams aka Ayra Stark is to guest star in Series 9. Steven Moffat goes on to say “We’re thrilled to have Maisie Williams joining us on Doctor Who. It’s not possible to say too much about who or what she’s playing, but she is going to challenge the Doctor in very unexpected ways. This time he might just be out of his depth, and we know Maisie is going to give him exactly the right sort of hell”. Series 9 is shaping up to be great by the sounds of it, we can’t wait for it to arrive.

Our first Q&A

We always get lots of questions wether on Facebook, Twitter or in person at conventions so we thought it was time to do a proper Q&A for you all. If you’d like to send us a question you can do so either by YouTube or sending us an audio file. If you’re going to do a YouTube vid just pop the link over to us on Facebook or Twitter (they’ll be a Facebook post pinned to the top of our page where you can comment with your link). If you want to record an audio file, save it as an mp3 and email it to: We’ll collate them all and answer them all on Friday 17th’s show. Get recording your questions now!

“The Mark of the Rani” Review

Seeing as we haven’t done a Colin Baker story in a long while we thought it would be good to visit a classic story of his. While not always viewed as one of the most popular era’s of classic Who, there’s a lot to like about old Sixie but does this episode provide enough? Do we share in his excitement or, like Perri, just want to go back to the Tardis and have a cuppa?

Thank you for jumping into episode 36 and geeking out once more. Next week we review Amy’s Choice so be sure to send us your thoughts on that one. Also remember to get your questions in for our Q&A. Until next time – Allons-y!


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