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Rob Irwin

Host, Editor & Producer of The Doctor Who Show
Rob Irwin has been a Doctor Who fan since the 1980s and has dipped in and out of fandom over that time, being a member of local and international clubs, editing his own fanzine, and in more recent years, producing a Doctor Who podcast.


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Great balls of fire! It's the Pertwee era!
The Doctor Who Show
10 episodes into our fourth series and 50 years after he took on the role (remember, Season 7 filming was well underway by late 1969 for a January 1970 debut), we discuss the Jon Pertwee era of Doctor Who. We discuss each season, along with breakout chats on the Pertwee companions, UNIT, the Third Doctor in other media, such as books and audios, and more. Before then, as usual, we discuss the past month in Doctor Who which, this time around, includes Jodie Whittaker singing some Coldplay, an amateur version of Mission to the Unknown, and Doctorates all 'round for the cast and crew of The Woman Who Fell to Earth. Were they deserved? General listener comments from: Shane Gordon (sorry we called you Shane McCoy on the show!), Paolo Damante, Mark Cockram, and Christopher Bryant Doctor Who Show mailbag emails from: Peter Deadman, David Clarke, Bill McCann, Sheldon Carnegie Let us know your thoughts on 'The Pert' or anything else you like at Season Seven - 1970 Spearhead from SpaceDoctor Who and the SiluriansThe Ambassadors of DeathInferno Season Eight - 1971 Terror of the AutonsThe Mind of EvilThe Claws of AxosColony In SpaceThe Daemons Season Nine - 1972 Day of the DaleksThe Curse of PeladonThe Sea DevilsThe MutantsThe Time Monster Season Ten - 1972 - 1973 The Three DoctorsCarnival of MonstersFrontier In SpacePlanet of the DaleksThe Green Death Season Eleven - 1973 - 1974 The Time WarriorInvasion of the DinosaursDeath to the DaleksThe Monster of PeladonPlanet of the Spiders
The Doctor Who Show
Dave and Richard have been to see Joker. What did they think of it? Tune in! Joker is a 2019 American psychological thriller film directed by Todd Phillips, who co-wrote the screenplay with Scott Silver. The film, based on DC Comics characters, stars Joaquin Phoenix as the Joker. An origin story set in 1981, the film follows Arthur Fleck, a failed stand-up comedian who turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City. Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Bill Camp, Shea Whigham, and Marc Maron appear in supporting roles. Joker was produced by Warner Bros. Pictures, DC Films, and Village Roadshow Pictures, and distributed by Warner Bros. Joker premiered at the 76th Venice International Film Festival on August 31, 2019, where it won the Golden Lion, and was released in the United States on October 4, 2019. The film polarised critics; while Phoenix's performance was praised, the dark tone, portrayal of mental illness, and handling of violence divided responses. Joker also generated concerns of inspiring real-world violence; the movie theatre where the 2012 Aurora, Colorado mass shooting occurred during a screening of The Dark Knight Rises refused to show it.
The Keeper of Traken
The Doctor Who Show
As regular listeners know, Rob and Dave differentiate the Doctor Who Show from most other Who podcasts by seldom talking about a single Doctor Who story as the main segment of their monthly shows. Their topics are usually broader, taking in multiple stories as they work their way through a topic. This month, however, the guys have decided to mix things up and do something a little different by taking a deep dive on the penultimate (and underrated?) Tom Baker story, The Keeper of Traken, as the main focus of the episode. Before they get there, however, they follow their usual format of cherry picking some of the more interesting Doctor Who news stories for the previous month, and also rattle through a few quick 'mini topics' of their own. Keeper of Traken listener comments from: FilmArk Reviews @mattbarberuk; Rob Kelly @robkellytweets; Darren Signal @dcsignal Doctor Who Show mailbag emails from: Sheldon Carnegie, Richard Nolan Hope you enjoy the episode! Contact us anytime,
Terrance Dicks (14 April 1935 - 29 August 2019)
The Doctor Who Show
Terrance Dicks was born 14th April 1935 and passed away 29th August 2019, aged 84, leaving a figurative hole in the heart of Doctor Who fans of a certain age around the globe. We at the Doctor Who Show were both massive fans of 'Uncle Terrance', to the degree that we joyfully dedicated a whole episode of the podcast to him back in January, 2019. Tonight, we take that audio and add some new comments recorded today, within 24hrs of hearing the news, so we can - in some small way - pay a final tribute to the great man. We also hope if there are listeners of ours out there who are wanting to remember Terrance in the days ahead, then perhaps this audio file will be an uplifing and maybe even fun way to look back on his awesome career and fantastic body of work. Vale, Terrance.
The Podcast of Decision 2
The Doctor Who Show
For this Dave-lite month (while he travels the world yet again), we ironically have a bumper podcast featuring The Podcast of Decision 2 - a pre-recorded segment with Dave, his podcasting partner on Spacefall: A Blakes 7 podcast and the Goodies Pirate Podcast, Richard, and the guys from the 42 to Doomsday podcast, Rob and Mark. If you're unfamiliar with The Podcast of Decision, in November 2018, Rob and Dave from The Doctor Who Show sat down in a hotel room with Todd and Nathan from Flight Through Entirety (and Jodie into Terror), to record a breezy wander through all of Doctor Who via some games Dave devised. Dave called this recording... you guessed it... The Podcast of Decision. The Podcast of Decision 2 on this episode is top and tailed with news, views, and quite a lot of chuckling from your regular host Rob (not to be confused with 42 to Doomsday's Rob), along with Richard - pulling a double shift this month and making his debut on the show as as a co-host. Confused? It will all make sense when you press play. We hope. David Kitchen will return to his co-host mic in The Doctor Who Show S04 E09. Hope you enjoy the episode! Contact us anytime,
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May 29th, 1975
Sydney NSW, Australia
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