Doctor Who: Flashing Blade Podcast
A nonsense of Doctor Who, Science Fiction, some music and general chat and sillyness, featuring Siobhan Gallichan, Steve Hatcher, Ian Parkes and Doctor Augustus Julius Sinister IV.
The Flashing Blade Podcast Interview Special 1 - Glenn McCoy Have a Christmas treat.

Earlier this year, Tony interviewed Glenn McCoy - the writer of, wait for it... Timelash!!!! at the Whooverville convention.

That interview is now placed here for your edification and delight...

The DVD itself is avaliable from the Whoovers' website: It's three discs and includes interviews with all sorts of people, including THE Colin Baker...

Lots more to come in the next couple of weeks including part one of our Gary Russell interview, the TCE Dr Who Theatre's Logopolis, a podcast or two where Jo! and Tony discuss that End of Time thingy... And then there's the surprise.....

heh, heh and indeed.... heh..

All feedback including your reviews of The End Of Time to

Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_Interview_Special_1_Glenn_McCoy.mp3
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Dalek Empire IX - Mr Dalek and the Year of the Gap. It’s Christmas! A special time for little Daleks everywhere. To celebrate this we proudly present a new Mr Dalek Adventure on our podcast feed.

This new exciting story, written by long time Mr Dalek fan, Benjamin F Elliot, and narrated by Tony Gallichan is published, in audio form, for the first time today: Mr Dalek and the Year of the Gap.


Direct download: Dalek_Empire_IX_-_Mr_Dalek_and_the_Year_of_the_Gap.mp3
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Dalek Empire 7 - Mr Dalek Invades Trumptonshire Gasp in horror as the residents of Camberwick Green, Trumpton and Chigley face their end.... Mr Dalek decides to expand his horizons... Who can save those poor people now....And is it true he likes a drop of home brewed cider...?
Direct download: Dalek_Empire_7_-_Mr_Dalek_Invades_Trumptonshire.mp3
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The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-29 Series greetings, yes?

Well, we, er, slightly overdid it - got carried away by the <insert holiday of your choice> spirit.

So, expect a chat about K9 And Company, the debut of Ask Professor Dave, a shed load of feedback, including Chinn and Wyn ( They're a music hall speciality act, so that nice Mr Jago tells me...), a few surprises including warming words about The End Of Time by....  (don't worry, no spoilers) and, of course, the Official Carol of the New Adventures.... Oh... and there's some important news.....

We'll be away for the holiday period, coming back at the start of the New Year. Expect one or two changes - including interviews with Andrew Cartmell and Gary Russell...

Whilst we're away we have, for you, Dalek Empires Seven and Nine - Mr Dalek Invades Trumptonshire; and Mr Dalek and the Year Of The Gap, all four episodes of the TCE Dr Who Theatre's 'Logopolis' and an interview with Glenn McCoy - author

Back with a review of The End Of Time....

feedback to
Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-29.mp3
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The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-28 This time around Jo! gets all misty eyed over Peter Davison in a towel, Tony has a chat with composer and muscian, Danny Stewart about Doctor Who themes past and present, and we premier Danny's latest mix of the theme. We also have the remix of the theme to The Trial Of A Time Lord - something very special indeed....

Next time, it's the obligatory Christmas/Insert holiday of your choice here, episode, where we look at K9 and Company and, well...quite a few little surprises lined up.....

all feedback including what you want for Christmas and how you think Tennant will do the big glowy thingy to

This addy can also be used if you have any questions for Gary Russell and Andrew Cartmel who we will be interviewing very shortly.....
Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-28.mp3
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The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-27 Join us as we have a Space Adventure - in space! (No goats though - shame). This time around we look at Tomb of the Cybermen, Professor Dave discusses Dreamland, and theres plenty of feedback. Next time, a slightly different edition devoted to an interview with...someone.... And just before the holidays we will, quite rightly, be looking at K9 And Company - Yippeeeee!!

All feedback including what you want for Christmas and how you think Tennant will snuff it, to

With thanks to Luke Pietnik.

Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-27.mp3
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The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-26 This time around we look at the somewhat scrumptious Big Finish audio 'Circular Time'. There's also the last of Professor-Dave-With-No-Last-Name's feedback on 'Xylok And The Dog', Chinn from the Ministery waddles into view and theres a load of your feedback.. Enjoy.

Feedback to
Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-26.mp3
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The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-25 Time for Martian shenannigans in the Waters Of Mars. Plenty of feedback, including some from Chinn (from the Ministry, don't you know?), Wyn and Professor Dave-With-No-Last-Name, and Tony comes face to face with the longest piece of audio feedback he's ever had in his podcasting career. You have been warned...
Coming soon, Circular Time, Tomb Of The Cybermen, The Castle Of Fear and K9 and Company..

All feedback to
Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-25.mp3
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The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-24 This time around, entropy increases as Jo! and Tony chant block transfer computations about Logopolis. And there's feedback including strange things from Wyn and Professor Dave-with-no-last-name, and the debut of the TCE Doctor Who Theatre. Send your reviews of The Waters Of Mars and the Sarah Jane Adventures to
Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-24.mp3
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The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-23 Hrrmmmf!

hello there... Ok, number 23, eh? Goodness... anyway, this time around we look at the first Paul McGann audio, Storm Warning and compare Charlies, we have more SJA feedback by Professor Dave-With-No-Last-Name, a memo from Chinn at the Ministry and plenty more feedback.

Next time, Logopolis...

feedback to
Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-23.mp3
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The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-22 This time around. Tony and Jo! look at The Keeper Of Traken, listen to some great viewer reviews of The Sarah Jane Adventures and boggle over lots of feedback.

Always wanted to use the word 'boggle', you know..

ahem, feedback, including your reviews of 'Xylok and the Dog!' to
Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-22.mp3
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The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-21 This time around Jo! and Tony say 'Bye bye, Charlie!' as they review 'Blue Forgotton Planet', ask about the nature of evil, and read out feedback..

All feedback, including your reviews of the Sarah Jane Adventures to

toodles then...
Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-21.mp3
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The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-20 Ullo. This time around Jo! gives talky stuff about the recent Hitchikers' Guide To The Galaxy convention,  we babble incoherently about Warriors' Gate and theres a large splodge of viewer feedback.

Send us your reviews of the so-called 'Sarah Jane' Adventures as well as general mail to
Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-20.mp3
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The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-19 Hello. Goodness, nearly twenty of 'em! I'm so old... Ahem. Anyway, this time around we talk about State Of Decay and the Big Finish play, Paper Cuts. A chunk of feedback provides the desert. Slightly shorter this time around due to real life time constraints, alas.

Next time... Warriors' Gate!

Coming soon, Blue Forgotton Planet, The Keeper Of Traken, Storm Warning (to tie in with 'Bye bye, Charlie!'), Circular Time and, of course, Logopolis.

Feedback to
Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-19.mp3
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The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-18 Hmm.. Due to 'Real Life' there's no Big Finish play however,  it appears we managed to waffle a bit this time around, despite only looking at 'Full Circle'! What with a large splodge of Feedback and, of course, the latest enthralling installment of 'As The Action Happens...', The Flashing Blade Podcast is just what you need to go with your Nice Cup Of Tea...

Feedback to and coming up: 'Paper Cuts', 'Blue Forgotton Planet', 'Circular Time', 'State Of Decay' and 'Warriors' Gate'.
Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-18.mp3
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The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-17 A Ka Faraq Gatri special featuring Remembrance of the Daleks and Shadow of the Scourge. 'As The Action Happens...' continues - despite pleas for us to stop it. Also feedback and yummy stuff. feedback to
Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-17.mp3
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The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-16 Back to normal this time around and we look at The Holy Terror and Image Of The Fendahl. Oh, and theres the next episode of our new soap, As The Action Happens!

All feedback to
Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-16.mp3
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The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-15 Originally to be released on September 13th, 2009, this is a special edition of The Flashing Blade Podcast featuring an interview with THE Colin Baker, a report on the Whooverville convention as well as the podcasting panel from there. The sounds a bit ropey on the pod panel, but it will give you the genuine experience of being there, LOL.

Normal service will be resumed on Sunday 20th September.
Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-15.mp3
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The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-14 Recorded Very Late At Night Indeed, a tired Jo! and Tony discuss Patient Zero and Rose.
And yes, Tony is playing around with the sound mix at the moment...Typical!

1-15 - The Holy Terror and Image of the Fendahl.
1-16 - Shadow of the Scourge and Remembrance of the Daleks.
1-17 - Paper Cuts and Full Circle.

feedback to

Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-14.mp3
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The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-13 When Jo! was leaning on the lampost at the corner of her street, she listened to the Vegetable Man story, The Kingmaker. A little later, she cleaned some windows and saw the unaired version of An Unearthly Child.

You may gather from that that Jo! has got herself a Ukulele.


Oh Great.

next time Patient Zero and Rose

1-15will be The Holy Terror and Image of the Fendahl

1-16 will be a devious little Scots git special, no, not Gordon Brown, the 7Th Doctor, with Remembrance of the Daleks and Shadow of the Scourge...

feedback to

Oh, and the decorative vegetable t-shirt we mention can be bought from here:
Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-13.mp3
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The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-12 Hello there!

This time around, whilst naked, Jo! and Tony look at a) each other, 7) The Company Of Friends and IX) Ghost Light.

Plus lots of feedback. Speak your brain to

Show 1-13 - The Kingmaker and An Unearthly Child (No Tribe of Gum stuff, ok?)
Show 1-14 Patient Zero and Rose.

Toodles, then..

Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-12.mp3
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The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-11 Boo!

join us for another exciting voyage around the English language as we examine The One Doctor and The Visitation.

Marvel at the slight belching.
Laugh as Tony finds one line in some viewer feedback very embarrassing.

Next time, The Company of Friends and Ghost Light

feedback to


Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-11.mp3
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The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-10 Hello boys and girls!

Yup, yet another thingy from us.. this time around we look at 'Spare Parts' and 'Dalek'. This is aside from Jo! tapdancing... Summer Holiday programmes for children will continue at the end of this podcast...

Next time, 'The One Doctor' and 'The Visitation'
1-12 will be 'The Company of Friends' and 'Ghost Light' - our first stab at a McCoy - wonder what Jo! will make of it....?

Toodles for now then....
Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-10.mp3
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The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-9 Ooh, dear. We did do overdoing it again we did.


Anyway, this time around we look at the wonderful Mahogany Murders, celebrate The Three Doctors and, er...well..look, Dimensions in Time gets in there somehow...


1-10 will be about Spare Parts and Dalek

1-11 will be about The One Doctor and The Visitation.

All feedback to

toodles then..
Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-9.mp3
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The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-8 Bonjour, tous la Monde. Ici c'est la Podcast de la Flashing Blade, numero 8.

Or something.

Right, this time around we scrutinise the McGann series two part finale and then bask in the radioactive winds of Argolis for a look at The Lesiure Hive.

Ah, bliss...

pod 1-9 will be the Mahogany Murders and The Three Doctors and pod 1-10 will be the Davison play 'Spare Parts' and the Ecclestone story 'Dalek'

All comments on those and feedback in general to

toodles for now then..
Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-8.mp3
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The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-7 Um, we overdid it again...


Anyway, this time around, Jo! and Tony have to talk about Torchwood - The Kids Are Alright, and theres a huge chunk of yummy feedback! No room for any more, alas, but  in show 8 we will talk about the final McGann 2-parter from Big Finish and The Lesiure Hive. Show 9 will be The Mahogany Murders with Jago and Litefoot and Jo! experiences The Three Doctors. All thoughts on these and any feedback, mail or mp3 to or theres the Facebook Group at

we also recommend the Waffle on podcast at

Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-7.mp3
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The Flashing Blade Podcast Ashes Promo by Jo! A promo done by Jo! for the show...enjoy or I'll come around your house and stamp on all your toys!
Direct download: Flashing_Blade_ashes_to_ashes_promo.mp3
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The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-6 Greetings, yes?
This time around we have a peeksy-poos at the Big Finish play 'The Cannibalists' and waffle a bit about the 'Vegetable Man' story, 'Black Orchid'. There's also a couple more entries to our '1001 Uses for a Nick Briggs' competition, one of which is visual, so you'll all just have to go to our Facebook group, won't you? :P

Nowt special, just the usual stuff.

And things.

next time around, in accordance with Podcasting Law, we will blether about 'Torchwood - Children of Earth.'

Toodles for now then...


Facebook Group:
Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-6.mp3
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The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-5 Recorded in Very Hot Circumstances, in this episode, Jo! and Tony wilt whilst reviewing the Big Finish play 'Spacegoat' and then go on to melt during the review of little known classic, 'Genesis of the Daleks'. We also have feedback and, of course, entries to our still running competition, '1001 Uses For A Nick Briggs'.

Also, we recommend The Terrible Zodin fanzine, found here:

All feedback, mp3 or mail, along with comp entries to

next time: 'The Canabalists' and 'Black Orchid'.


Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-5.mp3
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The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-4 From the Vislor Turlough Jokebook (Penguin, 1984).

'Big, isn't it?'

Yup, this time around we, er, well, we had an oopsies moment and over ran. So have an extra long, squidgy, yummy Flashing Blade Podcast.

This time around Jo! and Tony look at the Big Finish play 'Wirrn Dawn' and also the Ecclestone story 'The Unquiet Dead'.

We also launch our first competition - '1001 Uses for a Nick Briggs'. This is our response to Big Finish's far-too-overloaded release schedule.

It's either that or we start a national cull....

Lots of feedback and nonsense as usual, and next time around we look at the BF play 'Scapegoat' and, because we have to talk about it at some stage, 'Genesis of the Daleks.'.

All thoughts on those two and any feedback, be it mail or mp3 to

iTunes link:
Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-4.mp3
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The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-3 Our thrilling third episode!

Or something.

This time around we natter about the Big Finish play 'The Beast of Orlok' and also the Doctor Who story, 'Earthshock'. Jo! sums up just how wrong she got it when it came to 'Ashes to Ashes'. We also, with great reverance, reassure the followers of the Church of THE Colin Baker. Jo! now understands - though she does worry...
Oh, and as promised, heres the addy for our Facebook group:

Featuring, this time, the World's Worst:

Alec Guiness impersonation (apart from Ewan McGreggor's)
Valentine Dyall impersonation
Cover of a Dominic Glyn music cue

Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-3.mp3
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The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-2 Greetings, yes?

Having survived, only just, the trauma that was their first show, Tony and Jo! get hauled before microphones again, this time to talk about the new Doctor Who companion, the Big Finish play 'Hothouse', the classic 'City of Death' and Jo! shows just how wrong she is when it comes to 'Ashes to Ashes'. Oh, and they also winge about 'Planet of the Dull'

Next time, 'Earthshock' and 'The Beast of Orlok'

All comments, either mail or mp3 to

Direct iTunes link here:

RSS Feed here:

Oh, and theres an easter egg...just keep listening...

Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-2.mp3
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The Flashing Blade Podcast Promotional Thingy Just an mp3 of the promo for The Flashing Blade Podcast. Feel free to share, spread it around, use it in your own podcasts etc. Oh, and we're more then happy to play other podcast's promos :)

Now with added Barry Scott!
Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Promo.mp3
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The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-1 The first Flashing Blade Podcast featuring Tony Gallichan and his plucky girl assistant, Jo!

This time around we look at the recent Radiophonic Workshop concert, Ashes to Ashes and Doctor Who - The Five Doctors (look, it gets it out of the way early

all feedback, including mp3's to

Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-1.mp3
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Welcome to The Flashing Blade Podcast! Hello there. Well, I finally got around to starting a new podcast, after Staggering Stories and my stint on the DWO WhoCast. This is just more of the same. However, there is a twist. My new co-host, my plucky girl assistant, Jo!, is fairly new to all this nonsense, and much as she likes Doctor Who etc, she is not well versed in it. As a result, her views are refreshing and new, uncluttered with all the old cliches that all us Doctor Who podcasters come out with. However, she is dangerous when it comes to peppermint tea. Just thought I should warn you...

So, The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-1  (thats series 1, number 1) should be with you shortly. We both hope you enjoy it and we'll plop some bio's and piccies of ourselves up here shortly :)

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