Radio Free Skaro #383 – The Firemaker


Radio Free Skaro #383 – Click here to listen!

rfs383As most of you might be aware, Doctor Who is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013, and the Three Who Rule are also doing their part to mark the occasion by celebrating and analyzing the era of each producer who helmed the show from 1963 through until the Fox TV movie in 1996. First up, the first producer – the original, you might say – Verity Lambert, who set in stone much of what we know and love about Doctor Who with help from her story editors David Whitaker and Dennis Spooner. And joining us for this segment is Doctor Who writer Jonny Morris to provide insight and opinion on the first two years in the programme’s history. We look forward to peeling back the curtain on classic Who for the next several weeks leading up to the 50th anniversary on November 23!
Show Notes:

Doctor Who Christmas Special…begins filming!
The Tenth Planet Part Four original script…found!
Doctor Who Revisited episodes…revealed!
Doctor Who Revisited 9-11…on DVD!
Doctor Who Series 1-7…on Blu-ray!
The Restoration Team works on…The Underwater Menace!
Juliet Landau…is the new Romana?
The Beast of Babylon…by Charlie Higson!
The Pyramids of Mars…priory playset!
Doctor Who…Risk!


Verity Lambert
David Whitaker
Dennis Spooner


Jonathan Morris

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One Comment on “Radio Free Skaro #383 – The Firemaker

  1. Boy,it is great to visit the Miniscope in Radio Free Skaro again,it’s been too long.You’d think it was illegal to use those things or something.I’m inclined to agree with Mr Morris’ opinion that the historical stories were phased out because there was a gradual realisation that they could never work dramatically despite their educational value.Although David Whitakers approach was probably the best way to go when introducing Doctor who to a general audience conceptually.Would have been interested to hear everybodys opinions about the conflict between the BBC Childrens department and Sydney Newman and the Doctor Who production crew and how it impacted the production.I wonder if the gradual production extensions as they went along were necessary to prevent the cast and crew being intimidated by what they were attempting since i’ve seen stuff that indicates that Doctor Who was devised with the intention of running for the whole year before it started.I think you need to discuss the separate producers relationship with the casts that worked for them in these episodes too as well as how the BBC as an organisation responded to their different approaches.

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