Big Blue Box Podcast – Episode 45

Welcome back into the Tardis for episode 45 and it’s all getting a bit catty. Not as in squably but, you know, catty. As in fully grown human sized cats. Our review of New Earth awaits but first, the news…

The News

Fans of series geek Osgood will be pleased to know that actress Ingrid Oliver is to join the cast and star alongside Jemma Redgrave for upcoming Big Finish spin off UNIT: Extinction. We love Osgood here on the podcast and can’t wait to get this one delivered.

The BBC are getting fond of festivals this year as the Radio Times Festival heads to Greater London in September. Part of the lineup will be a celebration of Doctor Who (among other great BBC shows) with panels and presentations featuring Steven Moffat, Peter Capaldi and Russell T Davies. Tickets go on sale to the public on the 23rd June.

The mysterious writer for episode 10 that the BEEB blurred out has now been revealed as Sarah Dollard. Those of you who aren’t familiar with Dollards work will definitely know some of the programs she’s written for which include Merlin, Primeval, Being Human and many more.

Strangely, a supporting cast member from series 8 will be joining us for episode 10 of the new series – Rigsy. You will remember him from the awesome episode Flatline in featuring the Boneless. Interesting to see where his character fits in for the new run.

“New Earth” Review

The Doctor and Rose come bounding onto our screens for the first episode of series 2. Plenty of classic Tennant in this one with Rose playing a dual role for most of the story. Human sized cats, nasty diseases and The Face of Bo. It’s all going on but does The Doctor nurse our viewing pleasure or does it leave us feeling like we’ve got the flu?

This week’s trivia question

Last episode we asked you – What were the very first words written in history? The answer is – Hello Sweetie, left by River Song for The Doctor.

This week’s question is – How many people have to be online in order for the Osterhagen key to be allowed to be used? Give us your answer in the comments below or post it on Twitter or Facebook. Good luck!

Thanks again for joining us and a huge thank you as always for all your comments on our review episode! Until next time – Allons-y!


  1. Jay Kent

    This is the first time the psychic paper had been written on. As far as I can remember, the only other time it happened was in Silence in the Library when River sent a “cry for help with a kiss”.
    And three people have to online for the Osterhagen key, even though there’s at least five stations

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