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.
Doctor Who - The Flashing Blade Podcast - 1-175

Have a Christmas surprise! No, really, you won't have seen this one coming....

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The Christmas Staff Party 2013


Join Staggering Stories and The Flashing Blade as they present the second part of Tim Munro's Secret Log Of Jean Luc Picard.

And incidently, a happy fan cliche to all of you at home...

Direct download: xmas_staff_party_2013.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:59pm UTC

Doctor Who - The Flashing Blade Podcast - 1-174

Ian and Steve look at The Light At The End and An Adventure In Space And Time.

And yes, Steve IS John Hurt...

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:52pm UTC

Doctor Who - The Flashing Blade Podcast - 1-173

Happy 50th!!!

Sin and Sio look at stuff! Like Day of the Doctor. In depth analysis follows. On a different podcast, let's be honest here...

In the end - Some of Siobhan's old radio stuff and the World (of warcraft) in Action!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:01pm UTC

Doctor Who - the Flashing Blade Podcast - 1-172

Neil and Sue Perryman make one of their very rare public appearences as they join Siobhan to talk about 'Adventures With The Wife In Space'. Did you know it was a book? Yes, I know.... kept that quiet, didn't they?

(Love you really guys!)

The book gets a review as does Andrew Cartmel's 'Script Doctor' which has just been reissued from MIWK Publishing.

And in the end: For Remembrance Sunday - for all those who gave all - everywhere.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:33pm UTC

Doctor Who - The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-171

It's the turn of Mr. Doctor David Tennant Sir. There may be Fear Her. Or not. Let's be honest here, no way on Bod's grey Earth will Siobhan allow that show on HER show.

Oh, there's a lot of reviews, from DVDs to books, to audios...

Davies is on this one. Sorry about that.

And in the end, French.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:12pm UTC

Doctor Who - The Flashing Blade Podcast - 1-170

He returns! From Bod knows where, to be honest. Somewhere north, I expect.

Anyway, young Adric and Steve chat about two companion thingies, Mastermind and The Alchemists, in a futile game of catch up with Big Finish

And in the end: Wailing!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:41pm UTC

Doctor Who - The Flashing Blade Podcast - 1-169

It is, apparently, 'grim oop North'.

And lost of planets have, also apparently, a North.

Sinister and Siobhan take a look at the Ecclestone week.

There's also a review of MIWK's superb book, 'Jaunt'. 

And in the end, more from the None Band 'Plasticine'. Yeah. The one Siobhan is in. She plays keyboards. Badly.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:28pm UTC

Doctor Who - The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-168

Steve and Ian have a peek at The Dalek Contract and The Final Phase. Will they enjoy it? Will Steve pursuade Big Finish to let folks know it's over two purchases? Will gardening advice help?

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:55pm UTC

DWPA Special - Dick Mills

Radiophonic God, Dick Mills, talks to Siobhan about just how the Doctor Who theme was created. Sort of. Dick does have a slight tendency to, well... to ramble... But it's damn good rambling!

Recorded at Whooverville 5

Direct download: DWPA_Dick_Mills_Special.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:21pm UTC

Doctor Who - The Flashing Blade Podcast - 1-167

It's Wig Man! No, not Smith. No, not McCoy. McGann!

Yeah, alright, we're a bit late on this one, to be honest.

We must thank Dr. Phil from Adventures In Time Space And Music for his summery of the telly movie's score.

And in the end: Stand to attention and hope he doesn't notice you. It's Sinister's Anthem - 'Glory To The Leader For He Is So Much Better Then Us And His Eyepatch Is Nice And Shiny.' Produced by Hardwire....

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:53pm UTC

Doctor Who - The Flashing Blade Podcast - 1-166

Just in time for Whooverville 5...

Steve 'I have a very nice beard' Hatcher is joined by some bloke called Ian - also from the Whoovers. This is because Bob appears to have left this universe.

Anyway, they have a nice natter about Big Finishe's Counter Measures 2 - now even Chunkier!

And in the end, the sound of the thunder's drowned out all the pleas..

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:12pm UTC

Doctor Who - The Flashing Blade Podcast - 1-165


 How was your holiday? Nice? Were there hats involved?

Anyway, Sinister and Siobhan look at the forthcoming dvd releases of The Ice Warriors and Scream of the Shalka. Oh, and did anything get announced while we were away?


And in the end, well... music, of course. Stupid boody question...

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:59pm UTC

Doctor Who - the Flashing Blade Podcast 1-164


Yup, we're packing up our goodies and going down the beach. But before we go for a month or so, Sinister and Siobhan take a look see at Sylvester The Human Thing.

And in the end, Sylv is all of 7 inches, and you get to know how to identify Generals in war films....

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:47pm UTC

Doctor Who - The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-163

Sinister and Siobhan look at lots of dvd's and Blu rays:

The Green Death, The Tenth Planet (and Regeneration set), The Dalek Movie Blu Rays and the Speahead From Space Blu ray.

Sinister explores the link between George Lucas and Shakespere.

And in the end, walk amongst the world and learn.

Direct download: Doctor_Who_-_The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-_163.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:57pm UTC

Doctor Who - The Flashing Blade Podcast - 1-162

Steve Hatcher reviews John Levene's Big Finish thingy. Bob hangs on for dear life.

BE WARNED. Steve looses it....

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:08pm UTC

Doctor Who - The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-161

Prisoners of Fate gets a look see.

And in the end... It's in the frakin' walls!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:55pm UTC

Doctor Who - The Flashing Blade Podcast - 1-160

Siobhan celebrates six years of podcasting!

Talking of 'six', THE Colin Baker gets scrutinised with an intense scrute.

Sinister scowls.

And in the end... WHERE ARE MY DRAGONS??!

Direct download: Doctor_Who_-_The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-_160.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:05pm UTC

Doctor Who - The Flashing Blade Podcast - 1-159

A quick 'un, this 'un.

Join Steve and Bob as they poke The Lady Of Mercia, just for a giggle.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:04pm UTC

Doctor Who - The Flashing Blade Podcast - 1-158

So, much happen then, over the week? Any news? No? Oh. Ok. Well. Look, have a review of In The Name Of The Doctor.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:00pm UTC

Doctor Who- The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-157

Nightmare in Silver. And Sinister faces his own nightmare as he was forced to watch Time Flight.

Oh very dear. Expect ranting.

And in the end, the light does get put out - on humanity.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:29pm UTC

Doctor Who - The Flashing Blade Podcast -1-156

The Apocalypse Mirror. The Crimson Horrrrrorrrr....

Thank You, That's What I Wanted To Know! - send your questions for Doctor Sinister to - Same addy for feedback.

New t-shirt avaliable, pop to the facebook group for details.

And in the end, Davros rides the storm...

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:48pm UTC

Doctor Who - The Flashing Blade Podcast - 1-155

Journey to the Center of Eldrad.


Gallifreyan Matey.

Work it out for yerselves. So there!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:17pm UTC

Doctor Who - The Flashing Blade Podcast - 1-154

The world's worst review show in the world, EVER!

No, seriously, this one is bad. Siobhan, on her own, ill-prepared and tired, babbles incoherently about Hide, some BBC books and a few Audio Go's.....

And in the end, the gir next door lives in a lighthouse..

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:21pm UTC

The Flashing Blade's Adventure With The Wife In Space.mp3

As Siobhan is a lazy cow, she decied to give everyone the week off.

So, have instead a special edition of the Blade. This was recorded for Neil and Sue Perryman, from the Adventures With The Wife In Space blog. As They had looked at Davies' More Then Thirty years In The TARDIS telly prog, we thought it only fair that Davies had right of reply. 

WARNING: contains naughty words.

Do please have a read of the blog. It's hilarious. I mean, fancy teaming up with someone who doesn't know much about Doctor Who and then putting the results out on the internet....

Actually, out of interest, just what DID happen to Jo!?


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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:44pm UTC

Doctor Who - The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-153


Or our review of Cold War.

Not sure which, to be honest.

Also, The Library at Alexandria is reviewed.

It meant something to them....

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The Flashing Blade Podcast - 1-152 - Doctor Who Podcast

BIG Show! Davies and Siobhan review 'The Life And Scandalous Times Of John Nathan-Turner'. Davies and Doctor Sinister look at Big Finish's 'Seeds Of War'.

And Bob learns a harsh lesson about being careful what you wish for as Siobhan joins him and Steve to review 'The Rings Of Akhenaten. Pity poor Adric....

There's also a new competition to win all three of the new BBC Books' Eleventh Doctor novels...

Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-152_Doctor_Who_Podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:27pm UTC

The Flashing Blade Podcast - 1-51 - Doctor Who Podcast

THE Flashing Blade Podcast! First with THE news, first with THE reviews. First with...


No, we ain't really, are we?

Have a review of The Bells Of St. John. Have one of The Scorchies! OOH! Have one of The Rosemarriners!

And in the end, Henson and Benton.

THE Flashing Blade Podcast. It's A Doctor Who podcast!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:39pm UTC

Who Romantic?

Well.. not to take advantage of 'Cold War'.. much... Anyway, have a version of the Doctor Who theme with references to Duran Duran, Band Aid and, yes, Ultravox. It's a VERY early track from Siobhan, so it's a bit rough n ready.

The new show will be out tomorrow.

Direct download: Siobhan_Gallichan_-_Doctor_Who_Theme_-_Who_Romantic.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:04pm UTC

The Flashing Blade Podcast; Series One, Number One Hundred And Fifty - Doctor Who Podcast

It's our 150th show! How in the name of Bod did this happen!!!??????

Britain's chief walrus polisher, Toby Hadoke, joins us to look at Underworld and the Tom Baker years.

Bob n Steve talk 'War Against The Laan' and 'The Justice Of Jalxar'.

And Toby judges our 'Design a new series Quark' competition.

feedback to

Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-150.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:17pm UTC

The Flashing Blade Podcast - 1-149 - Doctor Who Podcast

A late result, 

Jago and Litefoot 5 : Gallifrey 5.

That result, there, meaning that Jago and Litefoot go through to the play-offs where they'll face either Dalek Empire or Cybermen. That match to be played on Wednesday evening... there.

And now on BBC1.....

And in the end, It is the most shattering experience of a young man's life when one morning he awakes and quite reasonably says to himself, "I will never play the Dane.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:32pm UTC

The Flashing Blade Podcast - 1-148 - Doctor Who Podcast

Ooh, long one, this one. Anyway, Join Steve, Bob and Kevin in random combinations as they look at three Big Finish plays; Sands Of Life, Spaceport Fear and House Of Cards.

And, in the end, the sound of Portsmouth will burn into your minds!!!!!!

Don't forget our Design a Quark comp - entries to

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:35am UTC

The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-147

Kick a Myrka! (Stop it, you'll go blind!)

Yes, it's Pertwee time. We have a look at The Time Monster. And were the Pertwee stories TOO cosy at times?

Plus we launch our 'Design A Quark' competition. What would the Quarks look like if they came to the New Series?

Post your entry to

There IS a prize!!!

Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-147.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:36pm UTC

The Flashing Blade Podcast -1-146 - Doctor Who Podcast

Steve alone!

Yes, housewives choice, Steve 'I have a beard on my face' Hatcher presents his first solo podcast. In it he discuss some of the autobiographies from certain stars of Doctor Who.

Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-146.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:20am UTC

The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-145 - Doctor Who Podcast

Bob n Steve look st the Big Finish Companion Chronicle, 'The Flames Of Cadiz'. There is singing. Yeah. Sorry about that. Plus Steve gives us his rundown of the Hartnell Companion Chronicles...

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:59pm UTC

The Flashing Blade Podcast - 1-144 - Doctor Who Podcast

It's Troughton! Yes, we look at the worst surviving Troughton story, The Dominatorzzzzzz. Can Siobhan stay awake? Also, Bob and Steve have a listen to the new Blake's 7 play, Warship.

Great jumping gumdrops!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:31pm UTC

The Flashing Blade Podcast - 1-143 - Doctor Who Podcast

All change. Mars to Venus route!

Here's something different. An interview with 'Rockjaw' from Marvel Heroes, the new Action RPG game coming soon from Gazillion. As Siobhan is a huge Marvel fan, and loves her MMOs, this was an obvious thing to do.

As for the game itself - well, can't say too much, but it's a Hell's Kitchen of a lot of fun. Got to for more info.

Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-143__Doctor_Who_Podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:36pm UTC

The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-142 Doctor Who Podcast

From the Whoovers, up there in Derby, have a special treat. You don't often get to hear her, especially on a podcast...

An Evening With Bonnie Langford.


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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:59pm UTC

The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-141 Doctor Who Podcast

Please welcome Kevin Davies as a new presenter. And pity him. He, along with Sinister and Siobhan, looks at The Wrong Doctors. Bob and Steve look at The Auntie Matter.

Yup, it's another Big Finish love-in.

Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-141_Doctor_Who_Podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:35pm UTC

The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-140

An hour of Big Finish LOVE.

Bob and Steve look at Dark Eyes and UNIT: Dominion,

The result? Big Finish get the greatest compliment Doctor Who fans can possibly give...

Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-140_Doctor_Who_Podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:33pm UTC

The Flashing Blade Podcast - 1-139 Doctor Who Podcast

Have an interview with Director Kevin Jon Davies. He and Siobhan waffle about The Making of The Hitchiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Thirty Years In The Tardis and Jon Pertwee looking like Margaret Rutherford in a microwave...

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:59am UTC

The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-138 Doctor Who Podcast

Siobhan and Security Commander Sinister start the obligatory 'one story per doctor per month', as featured in every podcast IN THE WORLD, EVER!!!!

However, they are looking at the worst story of each Doctor. There will be pain, blood and tears before November...

Also, Brian reviews The First Sontarans

Also, there is a dramatic reading from Doctor Who and the Zarbi!!!

Direct download: The_Flashing_Blade_Podcast_1-138_Doctor_Who_Podcast.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:05pm UTC

The Flashing Blade Podcast 1-137 Doctor Who Podcast

Have an action packed opening. Then three people talking about Doctor Who. Yup, it's the Snowmen. er, what they're talking about, not the people doing the talking. Though that would be quite cool. No pun intended. Yeah, The Snowmen podcast. Hmm.....

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:08pm UTC