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Doctor Who: The Sirens of Audio

Doctor Who: The Sirens of Audio

By Sirens of Audio
The Video Podcast That Explores The Universe of Doctor Who Audio Drama!

We give recommendations, interview cast, writers and production crew, review new releases and old favourites, and discuss anything and everything related to audio drama from the Doctor Who expanded universe and it's spinoffs as well as other franchises such as Blake's 7, Torchwood, Star Cops, Space 1999, Survivors, UFO and many more produced by Big Finish, the BBC and others.

Hosted by Dwayne Bunney and Philip Edney.
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Bonus: Catching Up with ANNETTE BADLAND
In this month's bonus episode we catch up with actress Annette Badland and discuss the recent Big Finish Doctor Who appearances she has made. Over the last 12 months she has appeared in The Hunting Season with 9th Doctor Christopher Eccleston, Blood of the Time Lords with 4th Doctor Tom Baker, Mind of the Hodiac with 6th Doctor Colin Baker and The Minaturist with new 1st Doctor Stephen Noonan.  Here's what she had to say about them.  Information on all the stories mentioned can be found at www.bigfinish.com Original theme composed by Joe Kraemer | http://www.joekraemer.com/about/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Audio Feedback: https://anchor.fm/sirensofaudio Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
14:47
September 29, 2022
127. PAT MILLS - The Scapegoat - All-Consuming Fire - Randomoids XIII
It's time for another "Randomoids" and for this edition we are joined by the creator of 2000 A.D. and writer of Doctor Who: The Scapegoat, Pat Mills. We discuss this story as well as this month's other randomly chosen audio, the adaptation of the virgin New Adventures novel All-Consuming Fire, written by Andy Lane and adapted by Guy Adams.  Check out Pat's website for all his latest work in comics and writing - https://www.millsverse.com/ We'll also select next month's random story for review, and we dive down the rabbit hole to discuss the topic of political platforming in entertainment.  Our recommendations for this episodes are the stories discussed. Get them here: https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-all-consuming-fire-1229 https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-the-scapegoat-535 Original theme composed by Joe Kraemer | http://www.joekraemer.com/about/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Audio Feedback: https://anchor.fm/sirensofaudio Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:15:30
September 22, 2022
126. ALFIE SHAW - A Voice From The Wilderness Years
This week we are joined by Big Finish producer, script editor and writer, Alfie Shaw. We chat about how he came to be working for the company, some of his projects over the years, and some of his exciting projects yet to come.  You can catch our exclusive chat with Alfie on the forthcoming Eleventh Doctor series featuring Jacob Dudman here - https://www.sirensofaudio.com/2022/08/geronimo.html For details on all the stories you heard trailers for in this episode, visit https://www.bigfinish.com/  Philip recommends The War Master: Self Defence - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-war-master-self-defence-2542 Dwayne recommends Doctor Who: Wave of Destruction - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-wave-of-destruction-993 Original theme composed by Joe Kraemer | http://www.joekraemer.com/about/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Audio Feedback: https://anchor.fm/sirensofaudio Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:25:31
September 15, 2022
125. SUSANNAH HARKER - House of Sapphire
Our guest this week is BAFTA Nominee Susannah Harker, best known to Big Finish fans as Sapphire in the audio adventures of Sapphire and Steel. Susannah also appeared in the audio adaptation of Shada featuring Paul McGann as the Eighth Doctor. For an entry into the draw to win a brand new sealed copy of Doctor Who: Shada starring Paul McGann with Susannah Harker, do the following: 1. Subscribe to our YouTube channel, like and share the episdode. (For podcast listeners, link to our channel is below, or simply search for "The Sirens of Audio" in the YouTube search bar.  2. Tell us in the comments what your definitive version of Shada is and why.  3. For an extra entry into the draw, write a 5-star review in Apple podcasts and let us know you have done so by email to sirensofaudio@gmail.com Winner will be announced on our October 2022 "Randomoids" episode, usually released on the third or fourth Thursday of the month.   Philip recommends House of Cards (UK) - https://www.amazon.com.au/House-Cards-Trilogy-Ian-Richardson/dp/B009Z59ZNE/ Dwayne recommends Doctor Who: Dark Eyes - The Complete Series - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-dark-eyes-1-792 Original theme composed by Joe Kraemer | http://www.joekraemer.com/about/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Audio Feedback: https://anchor.fm/sirensofaudio Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
51:03
September 08, 2022
124. ROB HARVEY - Get With The PROGram
This time our guest is a composer who recently blew us away with his score for the Russell T. Davies Sixth Doctor Lost Story "Mind of the Hodiac" earlier this year. Rob Harvey is going from strength to strength with Big Finish as a sound designer and musician, and we are very excited to share this chat with another of the "young guns" of Big Finish.  Philip recommends Torchwood: The Dollhouse - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/torchwood-the-dollhouse-1496 Dwayne recommends the BBC audio version of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep - https://youtu.be/HhNSR0WaYzc Original theme composed by Joe Kraemer | http://www.joekraemer.com/about/ Background music by Rob Harvey | https://rob-harvey-composer.com/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Audio Feedback: https://anchor.fm/sirensofaudio Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:23:00
September 01, 2022
123. HEATHER CHALLANDS - "Go To Your War Room!"
This week we celebrate the release of Gallifrey: War Room 1 - Allegiance with producer Heather Challands. We chat with Heather about her love of Doctor Who and how she came to be working for Big Finish, and we hear some of her insights about the work involved in producing Doctor Who on audio.  Gallifrey: War Room 1 - Allegiance can be purchased from https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/gallifrey-war-room-1-allegiance-2592 Philip recommends The Mutoid Podcast - https://mutoidpodcast.libsyn.com/ Dwayne recommends the most recent single from Machines of Indeterminate Origin, This Ship Rights Itself/Reckless - https://moio.bandcamp.com/album/this-ship-rights-itself-reckless M010 are making this two track download available with all proceeds going to support Ukranian refugees and also Amnesty International’s continued push for better gun laws internationally, especially what has happened (again) in the USA. www.unrefugees.org.au/emergency-response/ukraine-emergency/ www.amnesty.org/en/what-we-do/arms-control/gun-violence/   This download is setup as ‘name your price’, so consider what you would like to give to these charities, all proceeds, split evenly, go to them. Original theme composed by Joe Kraemer | http://www.joekraemer.com/about/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Audio Feedback: https://anchor.fm/sirensofaudio Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:07:23
August 25, 2022
Geronimo! Exclusive Chat with Producer Alfie Shaw on the New Eleventh Doctor Chronicles Season
In this exclusive chat with writer and producer Alfie Shaw, we discuss and preview the exciting new Eleventh Doctor Chronicles season starring Jacob Dudman and Safiyya Ingar, with the first set to be released in October 2022. To pre-order your copy and for more information, visit https://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/the-eleventh-doctor-chronicles-are-back Preview clip courtesy of Big Finish Productions.   Theme music by Husky By The Geek Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Audio Feedback: https://anchor.fm/sirensofaudio Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
18:44
August 18, 2022
122. Remembering Bernard Cribbins
We celebrate the legacy of Bernard Cribbins in Doctor Who on audio, as Kenny Smith joins us to discuss his only two audio releases for Big Finish, the Eighth Doctor adventure, Horror of Glam Rock and Tenth Doctor Adventure, No Place.  We also reminisce about our early memories of Bernard and his immense contribution to Doctor Who on television as Wilfred Mott.  Plus, we each give our Bernard Cribbins' recommendations to close out the episode.  Kenny's podcast Pieces of Eighth can be found at https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/doctor-who-pieces-of-eighth/id1568889213 Original theme composed by Joe Kraemer | http://www.joekraemer.com/about/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Audio Feedback: https://anchor.fm/sirensofaudio Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
46:60
August 18, 2022
121. NICHOLAS BRIGGS Part Two - Finishing Big
In Part Two of our discussion with Big Finish Executive Producer Nicholas Briggs, we delve into the history of the company from the early days when The Sirens of Time was still an idea, to today, where we look at where the company is going now.  Thank you so much for your time Nick! Philip recommends Doctor Who: Out of Time 3 - Wink - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-out-of-time-3-wink-2297 Dwayne recommends The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield Volume 6: Lost in Translation - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-the-new-adventures-of-bernice-summerfield-volume-06-lost-in-translation-2228 Original theme composed by Joe Kraemer | http://www.joekraemer.com/about/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Audio Feedback: https://anchor.fm/sirensofaudio Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:20:28
August 11, 2022
120. WILL HADCROFT - The Resurrection Plant
We are joined by writer Will Hadcroft as we discuss his exciting new Second Doctor BBC Audio release Doctor Who: The Resurrection Plant, his fandom and writing journey to this point, and we take a side-step into the worlds of John Christopher and The Tripods.  We also give our weekly recommendations.  Original theme composed by Joe Kraemer | http://www.joekraemer.com/about/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Audio Feedback: https://anchor.fm/sirensofaudio Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips are copyright BBC. No infringement is intended.
01:14:44
August 04, 2022
119. JAMES MORAN - The Fires of Pompeii - Audiobook
We speak with James Moran, author of Doctor Who: The Fires of Pompeii, released as an audiobook on 14th July 2022.  Available from - https://www.amazon.com/Doctor-Who-Fires-Pompeii-Novelisation/dp/B09SZMSBFH Original theme composed by Joe Kraemer | http://www.joekraemer.com/about/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Audio Feedback: https://anchor.fm/sirensofaudio Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips are copyright BBC. No infringement is intended.
53:10
July 31, 2022
118. TONY LEE - Rat Trap - A Storm of Angels - Randomoids XII
Two stories. One guest. And a lot to discuss in this month's edition of "We've Got Randomoids".  Best-selling author and comic book writer Tony Lee joins us to talk about his one and only Big Finish Doctor Who release, Rat Trap.  https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-rat-trap-314 And we review Marc Platt's second Doctor Who Unbound adventure starring Geoffrey Bayldon and Carol-Ann Ford, A Storm of Angels.   https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-unbound-a-storm-of-angels-368 Philip recommends Mrs Frisby and The Rats of NIMH - https://www.amazon.com/Mrs-Frisby-and-Rats-of-NIMH-audiobook/dp/B0085BK1TG Dwayne recommends Tony Lee's Adaptation of Twenty Thousand Leagues Under The Sea - https://www.amazon.com/20-000-Leagues-Under-Sea/dp/B08D3WFPPX Original theme composed by Joe Kraemer | http://www.joekraemer.com/about/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Audio Feedback: https://anchor.fm/sirensofaudio Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:32:33
July 28, 2022
117. TOBY HADOKE - Commentary on Commentary
Actor, comedian and TV historian Toby Hadoke joins us to talk about his Big Finish work including his reading of Sixth Doctor adventure The Dream Nexus by Adam Christopher, his dvd and bluray commentaries and his many, many Doctor Who related interviews.  A fascinating chat with a fascinating man.  Trailers and clips from: Doctor Who: Robophobia - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-robophobia-315  Doctor Who: Interludes - The Dream Nexus (Available on The Sixth Doctor Adventures: Water Worlds) - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-the-sixth-doctor-adventures-water-worlds-2517  Doctor Who: Casualties of Time - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-casualties-of-time-1000 Philip recommends the Fourth Doctor Adventures featuring the recurring characters of Cuthbert played by David Warner and Dorrick played by Toby Hadoke. Toby recommends Looks Unfamiliar (Podcast) - https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/looks-unfamiliar/id1214698388 Dwayne recommends Doctor Who: Robophobia (Link above) Original theme composed by Joe Kraemer | http://www.joekraemer.com/about/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Audio Feedback: https://anchor.fm/sirensofaudio Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:18:19
July 21, 2022
116. The Early BBC Audio Adventures
In this episode we examine the early Doctor Who BBC audio recordings including Exploration Earth, Doctor Who and the Pescatons (orginally released on Argo Records), Genesis of the Daleks and Slipback.  We are very happy to be joined by Dan Hadley from Type 40.  Philip recommends Doctor Who: The Fifth Doctor Adventures - Forty Vol. 1 - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-the-fifth-doctor-adventures-forty-1-2494 Dan recommends The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Audiobook, read by Douglas Adams) Dwayne recommends Closure / Continuation by Porcupine Tree - https://open.spotify.com/album/0w9RrU2alZeQ1BJwpvpFtP?si=aTTTtbamTUabhb4KbBYCSg Original theme composed by Joe Kraemer | http://www.joekraemer.com/about/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Audio Feedback: https://anchor.fm/sirensofaudio Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:49:12
July 14, 2022
115. NICHOLAS BRIGGS Part One - Starting Small
Our guest this episode is lifelong Doctor Who fan, actor, writer, director and Executive Producer at Big Finish Productions, Nicholas Briggs. In part one of our detailed conversation, Nick speaks about his childhood and family, his involvement in organized fandom and playing the Doctor in the 80's for Audio Visuals, as well as how he deals with fan criticism. Trailers Doctor Who - Creatures of Beauty - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-creatures-of-beauty-210 Dalek Empire - https://www.bigfinish.com/ranges/v/dalek-empire Philip recommends the Sherlock Holmes range from Big Finish - https://www.bigfinish.com/hubs/v/sherlock-holmes Dwayne recommends two television series - The Time Traveller's Wife and The Replacement Original theme composed by Joe Kraemer | http://www.joekraemer.com/about/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Audio Feedback: https://anchor.fm/sirensofaudio Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:22:56
July 07, 2022
114. MARK MORRIS | Randomoids XI | The Forbidden Time | Moonflesh
This time we speak about two stories chosen for us at random by the Randomoid Selectortron, we discuss the recent announcements from Big Finish regarding price drops and increases, and we interview the writer of Moonflesh, Mark Morris.  Mark Morris' website - http://www.markmorrisfiction.com/ Find out more about our feature releases: Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles - The Forbidden Time - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-the-companion-chronicles-the-forbidden-time-497 Doctor Who: Moonflesh - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-moonflesh-826 Philip recommends A Strange Loop (Musical) - https://open.spotify.com/album/7hBXaEqg1AiLYlsi6rkyZm?si=CV0SHgdyTsq9omnqi1iPqg Dwayne recommends The Midwich Cuckoos (BBC Radio, 1982) - https://youtu.be/MwbA7-ly378 Theme music by Joe Kraemer | http://www.joekraemer.com/about/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Audio Feedback: https://anchor.fm/sirensofaudio Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:21:56
June 30, 2022
113. CHRISTOPHER NAYLOR - Regarding Harry
Re-casting beloved Doctor Who characters for audio stories is a contentious issue for some fans. Our aim for this episode is to invite the doubters to at the very least, give them a try.  Our guest this time is Christopher Naylor, who plays fourth Doctor companion Harry Sullivan for Big Finish, and has appeared out of time in the U.N.I.T. Nemesis series.  We discuss his career, his other creative outlets such as art, and how he approaches the iconic role for audio.  Philip recommends the soundtrack to Dubbo Championship Wrestling (musical) - https://open.spotify.com/album/4XZgOL6Yant98B1zEG79Hr?si=gMTPwsiCQkGVr-YD-AfzIg Dwayne recommends The Mervyn Stone Mysteries: The Axeman Cometh - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-mervyn-stone-mysteries-the-axeman-cometh-908 Theme music by Joe Kraemer | http://www.joekraemer.com/about/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Audio Feedback: https://anchor.fm/sirensofaudio Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:15:13
June 23, 2022
112. Urgent Autumn Omega - What is the perfect run time for Doctor Who on audio?
This time we are joined by our friend Alicia from Canada, who began both her watch of the classic series of Doctor Who and her exploration of the Big Finish audio range in 2019.  What is it like for a new fan coming in to explore the massive Big Finish catalogue for the very first time?  Alicia picks two of her favourite 1-part episodes and an old classic to talk about, and we discuss the question of whether or not there is a perfect run time for a Doctor Who story on audio.  Find out more about the stories we discuss here: Urgent Calls by Eddie Robson (plus the preceding 3-part adventure I.D.) - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-i-d-260 Circular Time: Autumn by Paul Cornell and Mike Maddox (plus the surrounding single episode adventures) - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-circular-time-257 Omega by Nev Fountain - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-omega-213 Visit Alicia's website - https://thedigitaldiarist.ca/ Follow Alicia on Twitter - https://twitter.com/alicianeptune Alicia's YouTube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/latinalice Alicia's Music on Soundcloud - https://soundcloud.com/latinalice Theme music by Joe Kraemer | http://www.joekraemer.com/about/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Audio Feedback: https://anchor.fm/sirensofaudio Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:07:38
June 16, 2022
111. ROBERT SHEARMAN - From Dal to Lek
Aclaimed author Robert Shearman joins us to discuss his long and varied career in writing for theatre, television and books. We dive into his six Big Finish Doctor Who audio adventures, his Sylvester McCoy play, Punchline, and of course, we talk about bringing the Daleks back to television and subsequently writing the novelization of the episode.  Thanks so much for chatting with us Rob! To find out more about Rob's Big Finish stories, click here: https://www.bigfinish.com/search_results?search_value_selected=0&search_term=robert+shearman To find out more about the BBV release "Punchline", click here: https://bbvproductions.co.uk/products/The-Professor-&-Ace-10-Punchline-AUDIO-DOWNLOAD-p338682314 Theme music by Joe Kraemer | http://www.joekraemer.com/about/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Audio Feedback: https://anchor.fm/sirensofaudio Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:57:08
June 09, 2022
110. MAUREEN O'BRIEN - A Woman Ahead Of Her Time
Maureen O'Brien was the first "new" companion to replace a departing Doctor Who companion back in 1965. Vicki was a replacement to Susan, the Doctor's grandaughter, and she instantly lit up the screen with her enthusiasm and chemistry with the regular cast.  Maureen returned to the role of Vicki on audio with Big Finish in 2007.  In this interview Maureen reveals how she came to be acting in the theatre and then transitioned to television with Doctor Who, her relationship with William Hartnell and the rest of the cast, her writing and how she came to be working with Big Finish.  Thanks for chatting with us Maureen! Philip recommends Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles - The Crash of the UK-201 - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-the-crash-of-the-uk-201-1326 Dwayne recommends Bad Women - The Ripper Retold (Podcast) - https://open.spotify.com/show/5l6ouwBnkc1QBe0iDA5tKw?si=0bf45b8d80ac4548 Theme music by Joe Kraemer | http://www.joekraemer.com/about/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Audio Feedback: https://anchor.fm/sirensofaudio Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:45:15
June 02, 2022
The Last Days by Evan Pritchard
73 C.E. The Doctor, Susan, Ian and Barbara land in Judea and quickly find themselves separated.  The Doctor and Susan are camped with the Roman army led by Flavius Silva. Ian and Barbara are trapped atop Masada with the last Jewish zealots to stand against the might of Rome.  Barbara knows the fate of these people. Ian had never heard of Masada until their arrival.  History cannot be changed. Not one line.  Ian, now known by the people of Masada as Joab, doesn't care about history.  Theme music by George C Music - https://www.youtube.com/c/GeorgeCMusic Sounds effects - https://freesound.org/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Audio Feedback: https://anchor.fm/sirensofaudio Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:01:44
May 31, 2022
109. Maundering Melkur Madness! ...Ish & The Guardians of Prophecy Reviews with writer JONATHAN MORRIS
This month our review stories as chosen by the big Finish Randomoid Selectortron are both Sixth Doctor and Peri adventures. They are: Doctor Who - ...Ish by Phil Pascoe - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-ish-201  Doctor Who The Lost Stories - The Guardians of Prophecy by Johnny Byrne adapted by Jonathan Morris - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-the-guardians-of-prophecy-416 As a special treat we are also joined by writer Jonathan Morris to talk about how this sequel to The Keeper of Traken came to be part of The Lost Stories range.  Philip recommends Principle of Charity (Podcast) - https://open.spotify.com/show/5SUoY4YgAJp5s7R4wdca7n?si=7e94a48e840b41ed Dwayne recommends The Silver Sky by Tannith Lee (BBC Radio Play from 1980) - https://archive.org/details/the-silver-sky._202105 Theme music by Joe Kraemer | http://www.joekraemer.com/about/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Audio Feedback: https://anchor.fm/sirensofaudio Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:05:56
May 26, 2022
108. Project: Forge | New Interview with Writer Mark Wright
Join us as we explore the clandestine intelligence organisation known as "The Forge". First appearing in Project: Twilight in 2001, The Forge cemented Cavan Scott and Mark Wright as one of Big Finish's powerhouse Doctor Who writing teams.  We are joined once again by Kenny Smith from Big Finish' Vortex Magazine and Pieces of Eighth podcast, to dive deep into the dark worlds of this group that has been woven throught the fabric of early Big Finish history.  We also share our interview with writer Mark Wright, discussing the process of writing and what plans they had in the works for the future of The Forge.  This episode contains major spoilers for the following stories and we advise you listen to them prior to delving into the podcast: Doctor Who - Project: Twilight - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-project-twilight-648 Doctor Who - Project: Lazarus - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-project-lazarus-211 Doctor Who - Project: Destiny - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-project-destiny-305 Doctor Who - The Companion Chronicles - Project: Nirvana - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-the-companion-chronicles-project-nirvana-697 Doctor Who - Short Trips - Twilight's End - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-short-trips-twilight-s-end-1731 To conclude we get Kenny's report from the most recent Big Finish event held in the UK.  To get your personalised CD copy of Dominic Glynn's albums The Gallifrey Remixes, The Ravalox Remixes and The Happiness Patrol Remixes, just contact Dominic directly on his facebook or twitter accounts or via email music@nobones.co.uk They are £20.00 each. Postage is £2.00 to Uk or £6.00 overseas. He accepts PayPal at music@nobones.co.uk Select the Friends & family option for the payment. Theme music by Joe Kraemer | http://www.joekraemer.com/about/ Pieces of Eight Podcast - https://anchor.fm/doctor-who---pieces-of-eighth Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Audio Feedback: https://anchor.fm/sirensofaudio Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:53:57
May 19, 2022
107. BARNABY KAY - The Direct Approach
Our guest Barnaby Kay has a long family history in acting. His father and grandfather were both in the business. He himself has had a stellar career in theatre, on television and in film as well as radio. Now he is working as an actor, director and writer for Big Finish in both Doctor Who and other productions such as Jeckyll and Hyde, Space 1999 and the newly announced U.F.O. Thanks for chatting with us Barnaby!  Philip recommends Cautionary Tales (Podcast) - https://open.spotify.com/show/2yPlb6ynbhTJbziSIcykQd?si=08cc9f87bf40466e Dwayne recommends his unofficial audiobook readings of three books in the Alfred Hitchcock and The Three Investigators Range. 1. The Secret of Terror Castle - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQ8pX3-E8VFc4qSZJgisqIMptaumSPB9R 2. The Secret of Skeleton Island - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQ8pX3-E8VFexA3Kh3g6NZ80z52kOYGem 3. The Mystery of the Whispering Mummy - https://youtu.be/lHpdvgNfbno Theme music by Joe Kraemer | http://www.joekraemer.com/about/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Audio Feedback: https://anchor.fm/sirensofaudio Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:33:42
May 12, 2022
REACTION | Ncuti Gatwa is The Doctor
As we were recording a forthcoming episode of The Sirens of Audio, the news came through that Ncuti Gatwa has been cast as the lead in the next iteration of Doctor Who.    Here are our instant thoughts as the news broke.    Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Audio Feedback: https://anchor.fm/sirensofaudio Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ
09:54
May 08, 2022
106. JOE KRAEMER - For The Love Of Composing
Joe Kraemer has carved out a career in Hollywood for almost three decades, but for us audiophiles he has worked on many Doctor Who and related releases for Big Finish as both composer and sound designer. He has also composed many of the themes from the Big Finish spin of series such as The Robots, Missy and The Paternoster Gang.  Join us as we chat with Joe about his roots in New York, his love of Doctor Who before it was available on video, his move to LA and how he came to be working for Big Finish while creating scores for some of the biggest movie blockbusters of the time.  Ranges and stories we recommend checking out are: Vienna Series 2 - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/vienna-series-02-1106 Doctor Who - The Defectors - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-the-defectors-870 Doctor Who: Static - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-static-1263 Rose Tyler: The Dimension Cannon - https://www.bigfinish.com/ranges/v/rose-tyler Missy - https://www.bigfinish.com/ranges/v/missy The Paternoster Gang - https://www.bigfinish.com/ranges/v/the-paternoster-gang The Robots - https://www.bigfinish.com/ranges/v/the-robots Transference - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/transference-1779 Jenny: The Doctor's Daughter - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/jenny-the-doctor-s-daughter-series-01-1701 Philip recommends Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (Music from the Motion Picture) - https://open.spotify.com/album/7IFDpEhE5oE4GgSWnaqI7I?si=Zbta94BVTWSiCVPzCx4Caw Dwayne recommends Tripodscast - https://open.spotify.com/show/0G9YY3mCvvlNX3qo4l63xf?si=318c23e8974b41b3 Theme music by Joe Kraemer | http://www.joekraemer.com/about/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Audio Feedback: https://anchor.fm/sirensofaudio Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:56:14
May 05, 2022
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT
Welcome to this mini-podcast as we announce a brand new theme arrangement composed and produced for us by Big Finish (and not to mention Hollywood) musician and sound designer, Joe Kraemer.  Joe will be our special guest on the next regular podcast episode.  In the meantime, you can find out more about Joe at his website http://www.joekraemer.com/
04:31
May 01, 2022
105. Randomoid Reviews: The Last Post & Full Fathom Five PLUS Interview With Writer DAVID BISHOP
It’s time for another Randomoid Reviews episode, and the two stories we’ll be looking at this time are: Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles – The Last Post - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-the-companion-chronicles-the-last-post-743 and Doctor Who Unbound – Full Fathom Five - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-unbound-full-fathom-five-364 And joining us for a chat is writer David Bishop to talk about his story Full Fathom Five. To find out more about David’s historical mystery novels visit https://dvbishop.com/ Listen out for the next two exciting stories chosen at random for our next Randomoid Reviews show. Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys | http://www.jackpotgoldenboys.com/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Audio Feedback: https://anchor.fm/sirensofaudio Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
46:04
April 28, 2022
104. MARK WRIGHT - Outlaw Producer
To start our episode we share a quick review of two recent releases.  Philip shares his thoughts on Stranded 4 - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-stranded-4-2172 Dwayne gives his first impressions of The First Doctor Adventures: The Outlaws - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-the-first-doctor-adventures-the-outlaws-2513 Then we chat with Mark Wright, producer of The Outlaws. We discuss his career with Big Finish as an actor, writer (along with Cavan Scott) and producer.  Philip recommends Doctor Who: The Annihilators - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-the-third-doctor-adventures-the-annihilators-2515 Dwayne recommends Doctor Who and the Revenge of the Cybermen (BBC Audiobook) - https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Doctor-Who-and-the-Revenge-of-the-Cybermen-Audiobook/1529143527 Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys | http://www.jackpotgoldenboys.com/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Audio Feedback: https://anchor.fm/sirensofaudio Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:29:37
April 21, 2022
103. NIGEL FAIRS - In Conversation With An Audio Drama Makerer
This time we are joined by Nigel Fairs, an actor and writer who has been involved with Dr Who related audio productions from the legendary days of Audio Visuals to today with Big Finish.  Not only has Nigel been involved with Doctor Who, he has produced The Tomorrow People, Blake’s 7, Sapphire and Steel and his own original productions such as Shilling and Sixpence and In Conversation With An Acid Bath Murderer.  Join us for a fascinating chat with a fascinating man.  Find out more about Nigel at his website - https://nigelfairs.com/ Philip recommends Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles – The Time Vampire - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-the-companion-chronicles-the-time-vampire-486  Dwayne recommends Doctor Who: Watchers - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-watchers-2444  Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys | http://www.jackpotgoldenboys.com/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Audio Feedback: https://anchor.fm/sirensofaudio Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:43:46
April 14, 2022
Mondas Passing by Paul Grice
1986. The Cybermen are about to invade an Antarctic base.  Ben Jackson had seen it once before. And there was only one person he knew who also knew what was to come. Her name was Polly.  This short story was originally published in 1998 in print by BBC Books.  Theme music by GeorgeCMusic - https://www.youtube.com/c/GeorgeCMusic Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Audio Feedback: https://anchor.fm/sirensofaudio Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ The original work is copyright BBC and Paul Grice. No infringement is intended.  
11:60
April 10, 2022
102. Review: Mind of the Hodiac | Interview: SIMON FISHER-BECKER
In this episode we discuss the place of personal politics in our podcast.  We review the Russell T. Davies penned Doctor Who: Mind of the Hodiac, available from Big Finish Productions. https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-mind-of-the-hodiac-2483 We chat with actor Simon Fisher-Becker about his career, his books and his portrayal of Dorium Maldovar in Doctor Who on TV and audio. For more information about Simon visit his website - https://www.fisherbecker.com/ Philip recommends UNIT: Nemesis - Agents of the Vulpreen - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/unit-nemesis-2-agents-of-the-vulpreen-2438 Dwayne recommends The Eleventh Doctor Chronicles Volume One - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-the-doctor-chronicles-the-eleventh-doctor-volume-01-1630 Dwayne also recommends Omega: Audio Drama starring Brian Blessed - https://www.cutawaycomics.co.uk/publications/omega-vengeance Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys | http://www.jackpotgoldenboys.com/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Audio Feedback: https://anchor.fm/sirensofaudio Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:32:52
April 07, 2022
101. The Fourth Doctor Solo Adventures
Kenny is on the team again this time as we examine Doctor Who - The Fourth Doctor Adventures - Season 11 - Solo. The two stories in the boxset are Blood of the Time Lords by Timothy X Atack and The Ravencliff Witch by David Llewellyn. - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-the-fourth-doctor-adventures-series-11-solo-2100 Not only do we have Nerys Hughes in her first appearance as new character Margaret Hopwood, we have the final appearance of James Dreyfus as The Master.  We have a lot to say.  Philip recommends 42 To Doomsday (Podcast) - https://42todoomsday.wordpress.com/ Dwayne recommends Disgusted, Mary Whitehouse (BBC Radio 4 Documentary) - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0015411 Kenny recommends The Doctor Who Show (podcast) - http://thedwshow.net/ Hear Kenny's recent interview with Paul McGann on the Pieces of Eighth Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/3-5-paul-mcgann/id1568889213?i=1000555164638 Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys | http://www.jackpotgoldenboys.com/ Artwork by Ryan Aplin - https://twitter.com/iamryanaplin Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:11:01
March 31, 2022
An Afternoon with SYLVESTER MCCOY
The celebrations are still going for our 100th episode and for this special bonus episode we share a 2007 interview that Philip did with Sylvester McCoy in Sydney for the Doctor Who Club of Australia event, "An Afternoon with Sylvester McCoy".  The footage was a recent discovery from Dwayne's vault (shed) as he had also attended the event, but the dynamic duo of Philip and Dwayne was at that time still a long way off.  We share the trailer for the Big Finish story "Frozen Time" from 2007, featuring James Bond actress Maryam d'Abo. - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-frozen-time-264 Philip recommends The Delta Flyers (Podcast) - https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/the-delta-flyers/id1511456063 Dwayne recommends his archive interview with Porcupine Tree frontman Steven Wilson - https://youtu.be/IoEyqHbcV8A Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys | http://www.jackpotgoldenboys.com/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
33:15
March 27, 2022
100. Our 100th Episode with Special Guest COLIN BAKER
Join us as we celebrate 100 episodes of our podcast. To help us do that, we are joined by 6th Doctor actor Colin Baker, talking all things audio, from joining Big Finish in 1999 to now, and from the adventures of Doctor Who to the worlds of Bayban the Butcher. This was a thrill for us to record, and we're so happy to be able to share it with you now.  Philip recommends Doctor Who and the Pirates - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-and-the-pirates-209 Dwayne recommends Doctor Who: 100 - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-100-266 Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys | http://www.jackpotgoldenboys.com/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:32:24
March 24, 2022
99. Randomoid Reviews - Cloud of Fear and Memory Lane
This episode of "We've Got Randomoids" sees us reviewing two stories selected by our listeners and drawn randomly from the Tardis Cookie Jar. Those stories are: Doctor Who: Cloud of Fear from Audio Visuals - http://www.justyce.org/av05a-frame.html Doctor Who: Memory Lane from Big Finish - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-memory-lane-254 We also recommend the following releases: Torchwood: Cadoc Point - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/torchwood-cadoc-point-2412 Beyond The Doctor: London, 1965 - https://www.amazon.com/Doctor-Who-London-1965-Beyond/dp/B08M45ZWBB Let us know which audio adventure you would like us to review by contacting us via one of the options below.  Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys | http://www.jackpotgoldenboys.com/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
46:10
March 17, 2022
98. HELEN GOLDWYN - The Eighth of March - International Women's Day 2022
For the fourth year running, Big Finish has debuted a special release to mark International Women's Day. Today's release is called The Eighth of March - Protectors of Time and is available from https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-eighth-of-march-2-protectors-of-time-2591 To celebrate we are joined by director Helen Goldwyn to talk about the history of the Big Finish special releases over the last four years, and what we can expect from this exciting new adventure.  Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys | http://www.jackpotgoldenboys.com/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
28:32
March 08, 2022
97. JAMES KETTLE - Who Ever Next?
James Kettle has been writing audio drama for the last few years and took some time out to chat with us about his background in comedy and play writing, how he came to be writing for Big Finish for both the Doctor Who and Blake's 7 lines and the process of writing an audio play.  We recommend grabbing a copy of all the releases we discussed from https://www.bigfinish.com/ The Diary of River Song Volume 7 Doctor Who: Shadow of the Daleks Doctor Who: The Blazing Hour Missy and the Monk The Diary of River Song: New Recruit Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor Adventures - Lost Warriors Doctor Who: Stranded Volume 3 The Worlds of Blake's 7: The Terra Nostra Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys | http://www.jackpotgoldenboys.com/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:48:20
March 03, 2022
96. PAUL F. VERHOEVEN - A Short Chat About a Short Trip
February 2022 saw the release of Doctor Who: Short Trips Volume 11. - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-short-trips-volume-11-2362 This time we speak with Aussie writer Paul F. Verhoeven, who has contributed the story "Fear of Flying" to the set.  We find out some of Paul's history and talk about his long-term fandom, especially of Big Finish, and how he got the writing gig in the first place.  Our strong suspicion is that this won't be the last we hear from Paul.  Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys | http://www.jackpotgoldenboys.com/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
28:54
February 27, 2022
95. The Chimes of Midnight 20th Anniversary Special
February 2022 sees the 20th anniversary of the release of one of the most popular and loved audio dramas to ever come out of Big Finish Productions, The Chimes of Midnight by Robert Shearman.  To celebrate, we are joined by guest Todd Beilby from Australian Doctor Who podcast Flight Through Entirety to discuss and reminisce about the story and what it was like to be involved in fandom through the 90's and during the period that the 8th Doctor and Charley adventures were being released as brand new Doctor Who seasons.  We also feature the very first Sirens of Audio quiz with Philip and Todd going head to head to claim the inaugural title. Who will claim victory?  Then we feature an interview with three members of the guest cast for The Chimes of Midnight, Lennox Greaves, Sue Wallace and Robert Curbishley. What memories will they have from the recording of this classic episode?  Finally, we discuss the new release Doctor Who: Charlotte Pollard, The Further Adventuress and compare this special anniversary release to the classic run.  Get out of the scullery, grab some plum pudding and join us in celebrating this incredible story and unforgettable TARDIS team.  Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys | http://www.jackpotgoldenboys.com/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
02:02:01
February 24, 2022
94. The Worlds of PETER ANGHELIDES
Writer and producer Peter Anghelides joins us to talk about how he started in Doctor Who fandom, where his writing career started, and the story behind him starting to write for Big Finish. We also discuss his most recent project, a trilogy of boxsets for The Worlds of Blake's 7 range.  Philip recommends Blake's 7: The Liberator Chronicles Volume 7 - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/blake-s-7-the-liberator-chronicles-volume-06-740 Dwayne recommends Australia Day by Stan Grant - https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Australia-Day-Audiobook/1460797922 Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys | http://www.jackpotgoldenboys.com/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:41:51
February 17, 2022
93. BONNIE LANGFORD - Puttin' On The Glitz
Our very special guest for this episode is the lovely Bonnie Langford, known to Doctor Who fans as Mel, companion to the sixth and seventh Doctors in the late 80's.  Bonnie has been performing for over 50 years and we discuss her time in theatre, her transition from child to adult actor, how she has been dealing with being an actor during the pandemic, and of course, her audio Doctor Who work with Big Finish.  Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys | http://www.jackpotgoldenboys.com/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:21:36
February 10, 2022
92. TIM TRELOAR - The Third Man
Joining us this time is Big Finish Third Doctor himself, Tim Treloar. We talk about his acting career, how he first came to Big Finish, and who exactly was responsible for noticing he sounded remarkably like Jon Pertwee.  Peter Peter clip from https://www.timtreloar.com/ Philip recommends Doctor Who: The Companion Chronicles - Return of the Rocket Men (Big Finish) - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-the-companion-chronicles-return-of-the-rocket-men-744 Dwayne recommends Doctor Who: Destination Nerva (Big Finish) - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-destination-nerva-638 Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys | http://www.jackpotgoldenboys.com/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:11:40
February 03, 2022
Doctor Who and An Unearthly Child by Terrance Dicks (Audiobook)
This is an unofficial reading of the 1981 Target novelization of the very first Doctor Who television story written by Terrance Dicks.  Read by Dwayne Bunney Theme music by GeorgeCMusic - https://www.youtube.com/c/GeorgeCMusic https://www.sirensofaudio.com/
03:01:58
January 31, 2022
91. TOM PRICE - I'm Somewhere On The Cover
Our guest is TOM PRICE, actor, comedian, radio personality and podcaster. Tom regularly reprises the role of Sgt Andy Davidson in both Torchwood and more recently in Doctor Who, joining the 8th Doctor in Stranded.  Tom speaks about his upbringing, what is was like working on Torchwood on television as well as audio, and what life is like for an actor with ADHD.  Philip recommends My Mate Bought A Toaster (Podcast) - https://play.acast.com/s/toaster Dwayne recommends Torchwood: The Great Sontaran War (Big Finish) - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/torchwood-the-great-sontaran-war-2409 Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys | http://www.jackpotgoldenboys.com/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:08:10
January 27, 2022
90. Multi-Doctors with Randomoids - The Four Doctors and The Light at the End
Our Randomoid Selectortron pics for this month are: The Four Doctors - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-the-four-doctors-subscription-exclusive-683 The Light at the End - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-the-light-at-the-end-standard-edition-861 Philip recommends Doctor Who: Project Lazarus (Big Finish audio) - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-project-lazarus-211 Dwayne recommends Doctor Who: Black Orchid (BBC Audiobooks) - https://www.amazon.com/Doctor-Who-Black-Orchid/dp/B001BO0CIY Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys | http://www.jackpotgoldenboys.com/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
37:41
January 19, 2022
89. ANDREW SMITH - Star Cop
Andrew Smith began pitching Doctor Who story ideas to the production office when he was 14 years old, and was commissioned to write "Full Circle" for season 18 of the classic series, introducing the character of Adric.  Andrew went on to enjoy a 30 year career with the police force, and returned to writing Doctor Who for Big Finish in 2010, becoming one of their most prolific writers, penning stories across almost every range over the last 10 years.  Andrew joins us to talk about his writing, his research techniques and the life experience he infuses into his storytelling. Philip recommends Full Circle read by Matthew Waterhouse and John Leeson (audiobook) - https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Doctor-Who-Full-Circle-Audiobook/B00S1YPQQA Dwayne recommends Dalek Universe 3 (Big Finish) - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-dalek-universe-3-2349 Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys | http://www.jackpotgoldenboys.com/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:47:07
January 13, 2022
88. The Best of Big Finish in 2021
Join Philip, Dwayne and Kenny as we discuss some of our favourite Big Finish releases of 2021.  Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys | http://www.jackpotgoldenboys.com/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
02:29:47
January 09, 2022
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (unabridged)
I think many audiobook listeners would agree that the definitive version of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde would be the abridged reading by Tom Baker.  Here is an unabridged version to whet your appetite for the forthcoming Big Finish version due for release in August 2022, adapted by Nicholas Briggs.  It may sound strange being read by an Australian, but it was written by a Scottsman and set in London so why not?  Here is a link to the Big Finish Jekyll and Hyde page - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/jekyll-and-hyde-1506 The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson Read by Dwayne Bunney Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ
02:36:11
January 05, 2022
Loneliness is a Warm Gun
Loneliness is a Warm Gun by Dwayne Bunney This is a short story I originally started to write as a project for a creative writing evening class I was attending. At that time I had been quite obessed about the details surrounding the Port Arthur Massacre in 1996, and this story, in a way, was a result of my complete lack of comprehension of the crime.  I structured it deliberately in episodic form (3 parts), and when an opportunity came to pitch it to Big Finish, I inserted the characters of the 5th Doctor and Nyssa (who I swapped the original character "Mary" for). The Doctor Who version was never completed as a pitch only consists of a synopsis and 1 page of story.  But here is the original story without the Doctor Who elements. I hope you like it.  This also gives me the opportunity to change the title back to the name I originally intended, because when the text version was published, the publisher insisted on changing the name to Loneliness "OR" a Warm Gun. I was never happy with that. I'm big on story names and I had a very specific reason why I chose this one. Yes, I stole it from The Beatles.   Please visit the Big Finish website to grab your free copy of this years winning entry into the Paul Spragg writers opportunity. https://www.bigfinish.com/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
35:03
December 30, 2021
The Parliament of Rats
Doctor Who: Short Trips The Parliament of Rats by Daniel O'Mahoney Originally published in print in 1998 by BBC Books.  Theme music by GeorgeCMusic - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgSc-nU-Gr3mwtiBvTDBaZA Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
59:01
December 23, 2021
87. AK BENEDICT - Horror & Heartbreak
In our final full episode of 2021 we are joined by AK (Alexandra) Benedict, musician, novelist and writer for Big Finish ranges from Torchwood to Doctor Who. AK's most recent release was The Lost Resort, the title story in a boxset of 5th Doctor adventures. Thanks AK for a wonderful chat!  Find out more about AK at her website - https://akbenedict.com/ For more information on the audio adventures we discuss throughout this episode, visit https://www.bigfinish.com/ Philip recommends Around The Console (podcast) Dwayne recommends Children of the Stones (BBC Radio 4 podcast) Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys | http://www.jackpotgoldenboys.com/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:23:43
December 16, 2021
86. YASMIN BANNERMAN - Crossover Queen
Our guest this time is Yasmin Bannerman, who has appeared in many of the cult shows we love including Red Dwarf, Doctor Who, Torchwood and Blake's 7.  Yasmin speaks about her inspirations prior to chossing an acting career, working with Christopher Eccleston, creating the New Adventures companion Roz Forrester for an audio audience, and reprising the role of Dayna for Big Finish' Blake's 7 productions.  Thanks so much for joining us Yasmin! For more information on the audio adventures we discuss throughout this episode, visit https://www.bigfinish.com/ Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys | http://www.jackpotgoldenboys.com/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:09:21
December 09, 2021
85. The Ninth Doctor: Lost Warriors & Other Galactic Funk
In this edition we review five recent Big Finish Doctor Who releases plus the new Survivors box set.  Those releases are: Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor Chronicles Volume 2 - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-the-doctor-chronicles-the-eleventh-doctor-volume-02-2131 Unit: Nemesis 1: Between Two Worlds - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/unit-nemesis-1-between-two-worlds-2437 Doctor Who: The Doctor Chronicles - The Twelfth Doctor Volume 2: Timejacked! - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-the-doctor-chronicles-the-twelfth-doctor-volume-02-timejacked-2502 Survivors: New Dawn 1 - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/survivors-new-dawn-1-2531 The Diary of River Song Series 9: New Recruit - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-diary-of-river-song-series-09-new-recruit-2503 Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor Adventures - Lost Warriors - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/doctor-who-the-ninth-doctor-adventures-lost-warriors-2281 Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys | http://www.jackpotgoldenboys.com/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:22:51
December 02, 2021
Doctor Who - Perception Filter
This was originally released as part of The Sirens of Audio podcast episode 41. It is now available as a separate bonus release.  Doctor Who - Perception Filter by Dwayne Bunney Two siblings mourn the loss of their mother. But not because she was a good person. No one else sees her in the same way as they do. Until a little man in a book store coffee shop gives them the chance to discover the answer the question that can no longer be answered. Who really was the monster that became their mother?  This is an unofficial story set in the Doctor Who universe and made for fun. It is not, nor will ever be monetized. 
34:22
November 28, 2021
84. TIM FOLEY - Topical Writing & Other Relaxing Deadlines Vol. 4
Writer Tim Foley joins us for a fascinating discussion on the process behind creating stories for Big Finish ranges including Torchwood, Doctor Who and Blake's 7. Thanks Tim for taking the time to have a chat with us! Philip recommends UNIT: The Benton Files read by John Levene (Candy Jar) | http://www.candy-jar.co.uk/books/thebentonfiles.html Dwayne recommends Iungo, the new album from ANAVAIIX | https://open.spotify.com/album/25XYqc9nqeRBc2EMP7B4Kv?si=1U6mo-VZT5yi3DrI1VFLmQ Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys | http://www.jackpotgoldenboys.com/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/audiosirens/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:40:52
November 25, 2021
83. Sapphire & Steel Review
Randomoids is back! This time we review two stories from a range you the listener voted for, Sapphire & Steel, starring David Warner and Susannah Harker. We look at Daisy Chain by Joseph Lidster and Remember Me by John Dorney. Plus, we reveal the next 2 stories to review for "We've Got Randomoids". What do YOU think of Sapphire & Steel, either the TV series or the audios? Drop us a line on our socials or a comment on our YouTube channel. Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys | http://www.jackpotgoldenboys.com/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
36:24
November 18, 2021
82. SEÁN CARLSEN - From Time Lord Heel to Gallifreyan Babyface
Seán Carlsen is best known in Doctor Who fandom as Narvin, a Time Lord CIA operative who initially started off opposed to Romana's Presidency in the "Gallifrey" series. Narvin has gone on to become one of Gallifrey's most loved characters.  Thanks Seán for taking the time to have chat with us about your roles with Big Finish, your Doctor Who fandom, and some of your other work.  Philip recommends Gallifrey Series 1-3.  Dwayne recommens the Paul Joyce (Warriors' Gate director) interview in the most recent edition of the Type 40 Podcast.  Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys | http://www.jackpotgoldenboys.com/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/audiosirens Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:07:34
November 11, 2021
81. JON CULSHAW - First Impressions
One of the finest impersonators of our time, Jon Culshaw, has for several years now played various roles on audio at Big Finish including the Master, Kamelion, and most recently the Brigadier.  Jon joins us this time to chat about his lifelong love of Doctor Who, why he loves impersonating Doctor Who characters so much, what it's like working with his childhood heroes, and his forthcoming.....Christmas single?!! Thanks SO much Jon for taking some time out of your day to chat with us.  Philip recommends The Five Doctors read by Jon Culshaw (BBC Audio) Dwayne recommends Porcupine Tree's new single "Harridan" Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys | http://www.jackpotgoldenboys.com/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sirensofaudio Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:19:49
November 04, 2021
80. JAN CHAPPELL - Read My Mind
We speak with Jan Chappell about her acting career, how she got the part of Cally in Blake's 7 on TV, and reprising the role for new audio drama at Big Finish.  Thank you Jan for spending some time with us!  Philip recommends The Torchwood stories Madam I'm, Empire of Shadows & Curios. Dwayne recommends Sapphire & Steel - The Passenger Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys | http://www.jackpotgoldenboys.com/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sirensofaudio Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:22:27
October 27, 2021
79. Russell T. Davies on Audio - Damaged Goods
We review the Big Finish novel adaptation of Russell T. Davies 1996 Doctor Who Virgin New Adventures novel "Damaged Goods".  Plus, we take a trip down the rabbit hole and make our usual audio recommendations.  Philip recommends Pieces of Eighth (An exceptional "British" podcast) Dwayne recommends Sapphire and Steel - Remember Me by John Dorney and Daisy Chain by Joseph Lidster.  Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys | http://www.jackpotgoldenboys.com/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sirensofaudio Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
38:09
October 21, 2021
78. JONATHAN MORRIS - The Write Stuff
Our special guest is long-term Big Finish writer Jonathan Morris. He chats about his fandom, his love of writing (including some suggestions for budding authors) and many of his Doctor Who releases, including his first novel.  Find all of Jonathan's Big Finish material here.   To hear Jonathan's original audio comedy, Dick Dixon in the 21st Century, visit https://www.averageromp.com/ Philip recommends Missy Volume 3: Missy and the Monk - https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/missy-series-03-missy-and-the-monk-2441 Dwayne recommends Jack the Ripper Australian True Crime? - https://open.spotify.com/episode/0Z3QlP2TPXffX4ugQARehp?si=8ac803fa286246e1 Dwayne also recommends the book The Devil's Work by Gary Linnell - https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-devil-s-work-garry-linnell/book/9781761041754.html  Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys | http://www.jackpotgoldenboys.com/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sirensofaudio Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:37:16
October 14, 2021
Big Finish From The Beginning with Rob from The Doctor Who Show - The Monthly Range Stories 31-40
Rob from The Doctor Who Show - thedwshow.net  discusses stories 21-30 in the Big Finish Doctor Who Monthly Range. This chat is based on Rob's blog rankings as he makes his way on the great Big Finish journey through the Monthly Range. Check out his blog at policebox.net Visit our YouTube channel for the video verison of this episode. sirensofaudio.com
22:51
October 10, 2021
77. Eleven Lost Resorts
Our guest host for this episode is Kenny Smith, editor or Big Finish's Vortex magazine, and host of the Power of 3 and Pieces of Eighth podcasts.  We review two recent Big Finish releases, the 6th Doctor Boxset called The Eleven, starring Mark Bonnar as the eponimous time lord with multiple incarnation disorder, and a 5th Doctor boxset containing stories that were originally intended for the monthly range, The Lost Resort and other stories. This set notably wraps up the "Marc Arc", Marc being a companion to the 5th Doctor who joined in the monthly range story Tartarus, which was set not too long after the tragic departure of Adric.  Philip recommends Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical, Cinderella Kenny recommends the album Yes by Pet Shop Boys Dwayne recommends The Skin trilogy from Wireless Theatre Company Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys | http://www.jackpotgoldenboys.com/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sirensofaudio Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:19:60
October 07, 2021
76. JASON HAIGH-ELLERY - Executive Decisions
Today we speak with Big Finish Executive producer Jason Haigh-Ellery on the origins of the company and some of the proceeses involved when it comes to making decisions about the content they produce. Thanks for taking the time to have a chat with us Jason! Philip recommends Survivors & The Tomorrow People (Big Finish) Dwayne recommends Zoom Zoom by Toyah Wilcox (Music) Next time we will review the recent releases "The Eleven" and The Lost Resort and Other Stories with Kenny Smith, editor of vortex magazine and producer of the Power of 3 and Pieces of Eighth podcasts.  Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys | http://www.jackpotgoldenboys.com/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sirensofaudio Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:09:48
September 30, 2021
What Does The Return of Russell T Davies to Doctor Who on TV Mean for Big Finish?
With podcasters and YouTubers scrambling to make content around this earth-shattering announcement, we were no exception and wanted a turn too!    Despite our focus being mainly on the audio adventures of Doctor Who, we feel the TV series and events surrounding it have a flow on effect to Big Finish in one way or another.   Here are some of our thoughts.    Tell us your thoughts by sending an email to sirensofaudio@gmail.com    www.sirensofaudio.com
24:58
September 25, 2021
75. BENJI CLIFFORD - Wired For Sound
Our guest for this episode is Big Finish sound designer and podcaster, Benji Clifford. We talk about the contrast between the past and present of what is acceptable in entertainment, sound design (of course) and what it's like to find yourself working on a show you grew up loving as a kid.  Philip recommends Survivors (Big Finish full cast audio series) Dwayne recommends Doctor Who - The Third Doctor Adventures Volume 7 (Big Finish) Benji recommends Doctor Who - Return of the Cybermen (Big Finish - The Lost Stories) Next time.... an exclusive interview with Big Finish Executive Producer Jason Haigh-Ellery. Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys | http://www.jackpotgoldenboys.com/ Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sirensofaudio Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:28:47
September 23, 2021
74. Blake's 7 - The Armageddon Storm - Review
Strap yourselves in for Randomoids VI - Revenge of the Selectortron, where we dive into a randomly selected Big Finish audio and give it a review in less than 30 minutes. This time it's Blake's 7 - The Liberator Chronicles - The Armageddon Storm.  We also delve into some recent feedback left by our audience, including some suggestion and what you, the audience would like us to review on the podcast in the future.  Philip recommends the new music from ABBA. Dwayne recommends Alfred Hitchcock and The Three Investigators in The Secret of Terror Castle & The Mystery of the Stuttering Parrot. (Rainbow audio) Next time.... our special guest is Big Finish sound designer and podcaster Benji Clifford.  The Sirens of Audio on YouTube Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: sirensofaudio.com Twitter: @AudioSirens Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/sirensofaudio/ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
47:38
September 16, 2021
73. Blake's 7 - SALLY KNYVETTE - Fighting The Federation, Saving The Planet
Join us as we chat with actress Sally Knyvette about her acting career, Blake’s 7, Doctor Who, working in the theatre, television and audio and the environment.  Find out more about the forthcoming "Venna's Planet" by visiting https://www.b7media.com/oh-my-krog-vennas-planet-cast-revealed/ To hear Sally's full showreel, visit http://www.vocalpoint.net/fvo/knyvette/ Donate to Sally's charity here - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/liberatorpoemsageuk Subscribe to Sally's YouTube channel here - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZB26l44dnktBqEi5ceh65A To help the environment, visit https://www.globalgiving.org/ Thanks so much for spending some time with us Sally! Philip recommends Blake’s 7 – The Liberator Chronicles Volume 6 (Big Finish)  Dwayne recommends Dr Death (Podcast)  Next time.... our Blake’s 7 themed episodes continue with Randomoids VI – Revenge of the Selectortron, where we will be reviewing Blake’s 7 – The Liberator Chronicles Volume 3 – The Armageddon Storm. Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys Closing theme by cjwho Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/audiosirens  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sirensofaudio Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:51:56
September 09, 2021
72. Reviews - Big Finish Releases June - August 2021
In this edition we review a selection of stories released by Big Finish between June and August 2021.  Those stories include: Doctor Who: The War Doctor Begins - Forged in Fire Doctor Who: Scourge of the Cybermen Lady Christina Series 2 Doctor Who: Dalek Universe 2 Sherlock Holmes: The Seamstress of Peckham Rye Blake's 7: The Palluma Project The War Master: Killing Time Doctor Who: The Ninth Doctor Adventures - Respond to All Calls Doctor Who: After The Daleks Doctor Who: The Secrets of Det-Sen Next time: Special guest Sally Knyvette from Blake's 7. The Sirens of Audio on YouTube Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys & MrDJR Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: sirensofaudio.com Twitter: @AudioSirens Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/sirensofaudio/ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:29:41
September 02, 2021
BONUS #4 - Big Finish From The Beginning with Rob from The Doctor Who Show - The Monthly Range Stories 21-30
Rob from The Doctor Who Show - thedwshow.net  discusses stories 21-30 in the Big Finish Doctor Who Monthly Range.    This chat is based on Rob's blog rankings as he makes his way on the great Big Finish journey through the Monthly Range.   Check out his blog at policebox.net  Visit our YouTube channel for the video verison of this episode.  sirensofaudio.com
20:05
August 28, 2021
71. BILL BAGGS - Audio & Visual
Our guest this time is BILL BAGGS, founder of Audio Visuals fan productions of Doctor Who, and BBV, producing many Doctor Who related spinoffs both on audio and video. We discuss Bills background, and many of his productions through the years, what's in store for the future of BBV and the newly revampsed website bbvproductions.co.uk where most productions are now available as direct downloads for the very first time.  Clips were played from the following stories: Republica by Mark Gatiss (BBV) Minuet in Hell by Alan W. Lear (Audio Visuals) Sontarans - Silent Warrior by Peter Grehan (BBV) Punchline by Jeremy Leadbetter aka Robert Shearman (BBV) Philip recommends Punchline by Jeremy Leadbetter (BBV) Dwayne recommends Beyond The Doctor - The Kairos Ring by Stephen Gallagher The Sirens of Audio on YouTube Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: sirensofaudio.com Twitter: @AudioSirens Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/sirensofaudio/ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:19:51
August 26, 2021
70. STEPHEN GREIF - Memoir of A Space Commander
In the first of a series of forthcoming Blake's 7 themed episodes over the next couple of months, we are privileged to be joined by the actor who played Space Commander Travis in series 1, namely, Stephen Greif.  Stephen talks in-depth about his upbringing and what drew him to acting, his time at The Old Vic and working with Sir Laurence Oliver, the appeal of recreating Travis on audio for Big Finish, plus, his strong views on the culture wars and how it has affected the entertainment industry.  Thank you Stephen Greif for joining us for this episode.  Included are snippets and trailers from the following audio releases: The Worlds of Blake's 7 - Avalon Volume 1 Blake's 7 - The Liberator Chronicles Volume 10 The World's of Blake's 7 - The Clone Masters Philip recommends Blake's 7 - The Liberator Chronicles Volume 10 Dwayne recommends Doctor Who - The Wheel In Space (BBC Audio plus Loose Cannon reconstruction) Next time.... Bill Baggs joins us to talk about his fandom journey, his audio and video productions, and the re-launch of the BBV website.  The Sirens of Audio on YouTube Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys Closing theme arrangement by Alastair King Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: sirensofaudio.com Twitter: @AudioSirens Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/sirensofaudio/ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:09:26
August 19, 2021
69. ELLIOT CHAPMAN - A Sailor's Tale
Joining us is Elliot Chapman, the actor who was cast to play Ben Jackson, companion to the first and second Doctors for Big Finish ranges "The Early Years" and "The Companion Chronicles".  Elliot chats about his time in the role, his pathway to acting, his experiences in the recording studio and why he decided to hang up Ben's uniform.  Thanks so much for chatting with us Elliot!  Philip recommens Doctor Who - Arc of Infinity read by Geoffrey Beavers (Audiobook) Dwayne recommends Tago Mago by Can (Music) Next time.... Stephen Greif talks about his life, his career, and recreating the role of Space Commander Travis for Big Finish.  The Sirens of Audio on YouTube Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: sirensofaudio.com Twitter: @AudioSirens Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/sirensofaudio/ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:25:09
August 12, 2021
68. PAMELA SALEM - A Passage From India
We are joined by the delightful Pamela Salem, famous in Doctor Who for her roles in The Robots of Death in 1977 and Remembrance of the Daleks in 1988. She has since gone on to Big Finish where she has reprised both of her classic Doctor Who roles in two spin-off series - Counter-Measures and The Robots.  Pamela speaks about her childhood, how her career in acting began, working with Sean Connery and Brian Blessed, plus her appearances in other sci-fi cult classics Blake's 7 and The Tripods. Thanks for taking the time to speak with us Pamela! Philip recommends The Robots (Big Finish audio) Dwayne recommends The Doctors - The William Hartnell Years (TimeTravelTV.com)   Next time.... Elliot Chapman joins us to talk about his portrayal of 2nd Doctor companion Ben Jackson for Big Finish.  The Sirens of Audio on YouTube Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: sirensofaudio.com Twitter: @AudioSirens Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/sirensofaudio/ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:03:34
August 05, 2021
BONUS #3 - Big Finish From The Beginning with Rob from The Doctor Who Show - The Monthly Range Stories 11-20
Rob from The Doctor Who Show - http://thedwshow.net/ discusses stories 11-20 in the Big Finish Doctor Who Monthly Range.    This chat is based on Rob's blog rankings as he makes his way on the great Big Finish journey through the Monthly Range.   Check out his blog at http://policebox.net/   See the video edition on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrU3MLlOeJTLnAbLl35QgeQ or visit https://www.sirensofaudio.com/ to keep up to date with the latest from the podcast. 
12:14
July 29, 2021
67. SCAREDY MORBIUS - Randomoids V - Attack of the Selectortrons
In this episode "We've Got Randomoids" again. This time the Big Finish Randomoid Selectortron has chosen two 8th Doctor adventures to discuss, Scaredy Cat and The Vengeance of Morbius.  Philip recommends The Writers Tale by Russell T. Davies (Book) Dwayne recommends Doctor Who: Scourge of the Cybermen (Big Finish audio novel) Next time.... Pamela Salem joins us to talk about her career and her appearances in the Doctor Who television and audio universe.  The Sirens of Audio on YouTube Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: sirensofaudio.com Twitter: @AudioSirens Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/sirensofaudio/ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
44:13
July 22, 2021
66. KROTONS | ZARBI | AXOS - Slight Returns
Our special guest host for this episode is Suky Khakh from Doctor Who podcast Progtor Who and Star Trek podcast Trek This Out.  We discuss three Big Finish stories that feature classic Doctor Who villains that have so far only made a single return in audio.  Those stories are: Doctor Who: Return of the Krotons (6th Doctor, Charley) Doctor Who: Return to the Web Planet (5th Doctor, Nyssa) Doctor Who: The Feast of Axos (6th Doctor, Evelyn, Brewster) Recommendations Philip recommends Doctor Who: Meglos (BBC Audiobook, narrated by Jon Culshaw) Suky recommends Loki (Marvel) & The Office (USA) Dwayne recommends Doctor Who: Return of the Krotons (Big Finish audio) Next time.... It's Randomoids V - Attack of the Selectortron featuring reviews of two Eigth Doctor adventures, Scaredy Cat and Vengeance of Morbius. The Sirens of Audio on YouTube Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: sirensofaudio.com Twitter: @AudioSirens Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/sirensofaudio/ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:17:56
July 15, 2021
65. CHRIS THOMPSON - Listen With Your Eyes
Artwork and trailers are essential for quality audio drama. In this episode we speak with graphic artist Chris Thompson about his work in this often unsung area.  For those listening and not watching on YouTube, you may wish to check out these links to the trailers discussed: Captain Scarlet & The Mysterons https://youtu.be/NHuCTrFQVxk Space: 1999 – Breakaway https://youtu.be/98vKPYIslwQ Space: 1999 – Volume 1 https://youtu.be/7iwgv7RiNi0  Ravenous 4 https://youtu.be/SrjH8bZI3to Genetics of the Daleks https://youtu.be/fzROmbtIix8 The War Master – Anti-Genesis https://youtu.be/utAq2oXe-Mo The Ninth Doctor Adventures https://youtu.be/QMkKRXfWzTo  Return of the Cybermen Teaser https://youtu.be/Iqo1_vCc5bc Return to Skaro https://youtu.be/r9sLbvIVjx4 Recommendations Philip recommends Torchwood: The Five People You Kill In Middlesbrough (Big Finish Audio) Dwayne recommends Doctor Who: The War Doctor Begins - Forged in Fire (Big Finish Audio) Next time.... Suky Khakh from Progtor Who and Trek This Out joins us to discuss three audio adventures that feature a slight return of classic series monsters, Return of the Krotons, Return to the Web Planet & The Feast of Axos. The Sirens of Audio on YouTube Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: sirensofaudio.com Twitter: @AudioSirens Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/sirensofaudio/ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:14:57
July 07, 2021
64. KATY MANNING - Wild Thymes
We present our recent conversation with the delightful Katy Manning, who talks about her work for Big Finish, her play, Not A Well Woman, life in Australia and LA and much, much more. Thank you so much for all you give to Doctor Who fans and to the world in general Katy! Philip recommends Not A Well Woman by Katy Manning (Big Finish Drama Showcase) Dwayne recommends Get Out by Big Scary (Music) Next time.... Big Finish trailer producer and cover artist Chris Thompson joins us to talk about visual art in audio.  The Sirens of Audio on YouTube Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: sirensofaudio.com Twitter: @AudioSirens Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/sirensofaudio/ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:25:02
July 01, 2021
BONUS #2 - Big Finish From The Beginning // The Monthly Range Stories 1-10
It begins.     Rob from The Doctor Who Show - http://thedwshow.net/  sets off with us to discuss the first 10 stories in the Big Finish Doctor Who Monthly Range. The Big Finish From The Beginning flashcast is also available as a playlist on our YouTube channel. sirensofaudio.com
09:12
June 28, 2021
BONUS #1 - Big Finish From The Beginning // The Journey Begins
We introduce friend of the podcast Rob from The Doctor Who Show - http://thedwshow.net/ - as he explains the motivation behind his decision to begin the "great journey" of the Big Finish Monthly range, from #1 to #275.    The Big Finish From The Beginning flashcast is also available from our YouTube channel.  sirensofaudio.com
07:27
June 25, 2021
63. Jago & Litefoot 8 | Randomoids IV - The Phantom Selectortron plus Big Finish From The Beginning Ep. 2
It's that time of the month again where we dive into some stories that the Big Finish Randomoid Selectortron selected for us. This time it's Jago & Litefoot Series 8.  We'll also have a chat about some of the latest Big Finish releases from May and June 2021.  Plus, as an introduction to this episode, we share episode 2 of our new flashcast, Big Finish From The Beginning, with Rob from The Doctor Who Show.  We end with our latest audio recommendations.  Next time.... Katy Manning is our special guest. The Sirens of Audio on YouTube Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: sirensofaudio.com Twitter: @AudioSirens Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/sirensofaudio/ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish. No infringement is intended.
01:08:06
June 24, 2021
62. LISA BOWERMAN - The First Big Finish Hero
Lisa Bowerman's first foray into the Doctor Who was in 1989 as Kara in the final story of the original television run. It was in 1998 however, that she took on one of the "wilderness years" most iconic characters for Big Finish, Professor Bernice Summerfield. Originally created for the Virgin New Adventures range by Paul Cornell, Benny was the character Big Finish turned to when their first attempt to acquire an official Doctor Who license from the BBC fell through. It is our privilege to have Lisa with us for this edition of The Sirens of Audio to talk about taking on the role of Benny in those early days, how the character has lasted so long, and her other roles with Big Finish as actor and director for ranges such as The Companion Chronicles, The Early Years, The Lost Stories, Torchwood and Jago & Litefoot.  We also discuss some of the projects Lisa has been involved with outside Big Finish. Thank you so much for a fascinating discussion Lisa!   Dive into the worlds of Bernice Summerfield, Jago & Litefoot and more by visiting www.bigfinish.com Grab a copy of Lisa's incredible production of The War of the Worlds from Sherwood Sound Studios. The Sirens of Audio on YouTube Theme music by The Jackpot Golden Boys Email: sirensofaudio@gmail.com Website: sirensofaudio.com Twitter: @AudioSirens Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/sirensofaudio/ Clips and music are copyright BBC and Big Finish & Sherwood Sound Studios. No infringement is intended.
01:33:01
June 17, 2021