Radio Free Skaro #494 – The Boy Who Would Be King


Radio Free Skaro #494 – Click here to listen!

rfs494An old enemy returns (or two!) in “The Magician’s Apprentice”, the first new Doctor Who in many months and the premiere episode of Series 9. Daleks and Missy and Davros, oh my! What did the Three Who Rule think? And what did they have to say about Jenna Coleman leaving Doctor Who? Tune into over an hour of their mad bleatings, including musings on #TeamHoodie, clam bombs, and the staggeringly important matter of the Capaldi Bouffant!
Show notes:

Series 9, Episode 1 “The Magician’s Apprentice”
Jenna Coleman is leaving Doctor Who
“The Doctor’s Meditation” on Doctor Who Facebook page (UK only)
“The Magician’s Apprentice” interview clips
Series 9 episode titles and Steven Moffat guide
Stuart Manning’s Radio Times Series 9 posters
“Under The Lake” synopsis
Doctor Who Christmas Specials Blu-ray box art
“The Witch’s Familiar” airs at 7:45pm on September 26 on BBC One


10 Comments on “Radio Free Skaro #494 – The Boy Who Would Be King

  1. The fast noodley guitar riff when the Doctor first rolled in on the tank was a lick from the intro of Van Halen’s “Eruption”

  2. Pretty sure (about 95% sure) that the guitar riffing that the Doctor did before he came out of the fog with the tank was Van Halen’s “Eruption”.

  3. Great episode as always – thanks.

    Re “Pointless Celebrities”, the winning couple, Gareth Hale and Norman Pace, actually appeared in classic Doctor Who. They played the two shopkeepers in the first episode of Survival.

    Also, re Colony Sarff. “Sarff” means serpent – see



  4. I think at least part of what the Dr played was “tie your mother down” by queen. Great intro.

  5. Hey Three Who Rule,

    In response to your mild intrigue about whether The Magician’s Apprentice lifted from I, Davros, it didn’t lift any specific details but the basic image of Davros as young boy picking his way through a battlefield was very much in keeping with the impression that series gives of his formative experiences. As I remember the audio series starts off with Davros two or three years older than he looks in the TV episode.

    There, mild itch scratched. Another great episode gents!

  6. Regarding the Dalek agent waiting 3 weeks before reporting and why they would need to bother with Colony Sarff- it makes sense if Davros and the Daleks are working separately.

    Sarff was working for Davros. We didn’t see any Daleks in the room with Davros did we?

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