Doctor Who: The Missing Episodes Podcast

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It's Advent and the 13cast crew ponders the move of Doctor Who from Christmas to New Year. Then it's review time for The Witchfinders and It Takes You Away, before a debate on the nature of Doctor Who and whether the last episode is an allegory for the latest series. Finally our Christmas lists. Note: Simon's audio was badly affected by interference. We've done our best to edit round this, but there is distortion on his contributions and some have been lost.
Despite the original episode 3 being stolen to order, Eric, Servo and Richard re-record and review the entire Moffat era in a distinctly low brow and shallow way. They're even nice about bits of it... bits.  
Eric and a new Grumpcaster chew over the mysterious wonderbox that is Season 3. Missing episodes, slaughter, high comedy, slaughter, a musical, more companions than you can shake a Chumbley at, slaughter and of course gratuitous lightweight vase throwing all feature. Not to mention the epic Daleks' Master Plan. Is the low position in the last DWM poll for this Season justified? Like buggery it is! Bored of waiting for Series 11? While away a couple of hours with the Grumpcast. This episode may contain Fraggles. Follow us @grumpcasters. Join the debate on Planet Mondas Forum and if you enjoy it it's not like we want you to share it or anything. I mean we don't get paid for doing this and we're neglecting our families, jobs and pets to put this together, but you know, please yourselves. Actually... don't share it. In fact don't even listen. See if we care. (No we do. For God's sake, please share it.) http://www.planetmondas.com/
Join Paul and Tim for some mischievous monkery as they review the last story of season two, “The Time Meddler”. This episode they’re joined by Doctor Who author and missing episodes researcher Jon Preddle, the driving force behind www.broadwcast.org. After talking about his research in general, Jon provides fascinating and expert insight into the bicycling system used to distribute Doctor Who, the sales process and NZ censorship. We then see the tip of of his research iceberg into that most fruitful of countries for missing episodes, Nigeria, where "The Time Meddler" was found in the 1980s. We're not a mountain goat, but we prefer podcasting to any day, so pop us on your anachronistic gramophone and give us a listen! (And besides, we hate climbing.) If you enjoy this podcast, we'd love it if you shared it on social media to help us find our audience! Tim is on Twitter @drwhopodcasters, Paul @mrpaulmorris and please do come and like our Facebook page. This free podcast borrows snippets of music from “Marche, Les Structures Sonores” – Lasry Baschet and a bunch of monks singing Secundae Vesperae in Narivitate. There’s also a woeful homage to Carry on Camping. And yes, Tim does know that Talbot Rothwell didn’t write ALL of the Carry On Films… he got overexcited.
All is not as it appears and evil can be found where you least expect it! Yes, BBC Enterprises' attitude to missing episodes back in the late 1970's wasn't the most helpful, as this episode’s guest explains.   First off, Paul and Tim review the largely missing Season 3 opener, while they dispute fan lore and ponder what this story is really about…   Then they’re joined by Jan Vincent-Rudzki for a look at the foundation of the Doctor Who Appreciation Society, his involvement with seminal documentary “Whose Doctor Who”, and his subsequent stewardship of just shy of 6 minutes of “Four Hundred Dawns”. Jan also obtained those oh-so-important 8mm snippets of monochrome Who and he provides fascinating insight into those early days of organised fandom and the dawning realisation that much of our beloved show had gone, perhaps forever.   So tune in your Chumbley and join us as we review “Galaxy 4”. It's a Rilly good listen!   If you enjoy this podcast, we'd love it if you shared it on social media to help us find our audience! Tim is on Twitter @drwhopodcasters, Paul @mrpaulmorris and please do come and like our Facebook page.   This free podcast borrows snippets of music from “Marche, Les Structures Sonores” – Lasry Baschet. Trundley noises are borrowed from the original broadcast of Galaxy 4.
After the 13cast crew perform their tribute / insult to the 4 Yorkshiremen, it's time to deliver their reviews of Arachnids in the UK and The Tsuranga Conundrum, with a brief diversion into BakeOffcast. And after a couple of positive episodes, there's a bit more grumpiness this time.
After Richard finds out he's on a different wavelength from the rest of the 13cast crew, he's also a bit hazy on the nature of Rosa Parks' protest. The team then give their reviews of The Ghost Monument and Rosa, including chapter 3 of anamorphic lenses. Keep listening to the end for the first installments of Masterchefcast and SkyAtNightcast. We also break it to Simon that Jane Horrocks is from Lancashire.
The Gremlins have got a tight grip on 13cast this week. Giles' PC didn't record the first half, Paul's PC decided to reboot at random intervals and Simon's microphone was a bit variable, so Richard may have sacked the lot of them. But despite this, we've got our review ready for The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos and our thoughts on the season as a whole.
“Beware of Greeks bearing gifts!” Unless, as it turns out on this occasion, the gift is comedian and sixties Doctor Who stalwart Toby Hadoke, all lovingly gift-wrapped and ready to talk.   It doesn’t take long to become apparent that Toby and the team are cheerleaders for the much neglected “The Myth Makers”. And there's plenty to say on the subject, from it's semi-historical originals to its status as the first full-blooded comedy in the Who ouvre. It's also the first Wiles-Tosh project, where bawdy high comedy and bloodstained tragedy go hand-in-hand. Does such a mix make for a successful Doctor Who story, or is it all too much? If you're unsure, open your mind and let Toby persuade you...   After the team have finished eulogising they put on their Missing Episode hats and turn their attention to the country that once seemed to offer the best hope for Myth Makers and its season 3 brethren: the much debated Sierra Leone. If you've ever been confused by the ongoing and rather twisty narrative of out-of-contract repeats, shelled TV stations and Morecambe & Wise hiding in a derelict cinema, their analysis should set you straight. On top of which, there may well be a rare update-ette from one of the top bods in the Missing Who field!   What's a Grecian urn? Who cares, the Missing Episodes Podcast is free, so what excuse do you have not to listen!   If you’re bored of Paul and Tim, Toby comes in at 2 minutes, 45 seconds.    Missing episodes stuff is discussed at around the 55 minute mark.    If you enjoy this podcast, we'd love it if you shared it on social media to help us find our audience! Tim is on Twitter @drwhopodcasters, Paul @mrpaulmorris and please do come and like our Facebook page.   This free podcast borrows snippets of music from “Marche, Les Structures Sonores” – Lasry Baschet. We lovingly pilfer original music cues by Humphry Searle from the BBC’s original production of The Myth Makers.  
Entropy is eroding the Grumpcast studio’s systems, but that’s not enough to stop Eric the Half a Tim, Cosmic Jammie Dodger, Paul and new Grumpcaster, Matt from having an in-depth two-part look at that most divisive and important of seasons, Season 18. In this installment, the Grumpcasters take a look at some of the production decisions behind Season 18: JNT, Christopher Hamilton Bidmead, a new look, a new sound and of course, a new cast. We also have a run-in with the management at Gallifrey Base, hear about the biggest controversy in history concerning Liverpool-based journalism and find out which malevolent being is being kept prisoner in the cupboard… Part two, when we look at the stories themselves, is coming soon!  Follow us @grumpcasters. Join the debate on Planet Mondas Forum and if you enjoy it it’s not like we want you to share it or anything. I mean we don’t get paid for doing this and we’re neglecting our families, jobs and pets to put this together, but you know, please yourselves. Actually… don’t share it. In fact don’t even listen. See if we care. (No we do. For God’s sake, please share it.) www.planetmondas.com
Eric and Servo take an often cheesed-off look at TUAT (however that’s pronounced), the politics of Moffat, the next Doctor, collecting the Target books and upcoming releases then take a deep dive into the dreaded Omnirumour… and all in under an hour.
"Missing Episode podcasts. People like them, so let's make some more of them." Join Paul and Tim, otherwise known as Doctor Who and the Podcasters, as they start their alternative history of Doctor Who: those 97 tantalising gaps. They explore how these stories came about, what we're missing, and what the chances are we'll ever see them again. In this first episode they focus on Marco Polo, a pivotal moment in the development of the show and a rattling good yarn in itself. (Don't mention 2013. I did it once, but I think I got away with it.) If you enjoy this podcast, as a fledgling enterprise, we’d really appreciate it if you share it on your social media and help us find our audience. This free podcast borrowed some snippets of music: “Space Adventure Part 2” – Martin Slavin, “Three Ancient Melodies” – Louis Chen, “Wouldn’t it be nice” - The Beach Boys, “Marche, Les Structures Sonores” – Lasry Baschet.
The Missing Episodes Podcast is back, for more Doctor Who lacunae! This time Paul and Tim examine The Reign of Terror: an important story in the evolution of the Who Historical, with its funny bits and less didactic tone - but is it any good? It's certainly incomplete, and Greg Bakun from Kaleidoscope and From the Archive joins in to discuss the animation of the two missing episodes. Greg gives great insight into the animation process and talks about what might have been! There's also as thorough a probing of overseas sales, mysterious private collectors and dusty foreign archives as anyone could want! Come join our secret rendezvous at the Chien Gris (*NB possibly the Sinking Ship) for all this, plus bonus references to horse droppings, Tony Hart and CGI cat bottoms. Greg's blog can be found at www.from-the-archive.co.uk For those bored of Paul and Tim, Greg joins the conversation at 37 minutes and the Missing Episodes talk of dusty archives and private collectors starts at 1 hour, 18 minutes. If you enjoy this podcast, we'd love it if you shared it on social media to help us find our audience! Tim is on Twitter @drwhopodcasters, Paul @mrpaulmorris and please do come and like our Facebook page This free podcast borrows snippets of music from "Cavatina" - Stanley Myers, "Carry On Don't Lose Your Head" - Martin & Coulter, “Marche, Les Structures Sonores” – Lasry Baschet and La Marsaillaise - The French. 
Missing episode enthusiasts Paul and Tim think they've hit on a Varga-ood idea: tracking down lost TV signals in outer space… After they've tackled that thorny issue, they set about a more realistic goal: reviewing the Season 3 one-part story Mission to the Unknown.   Mission acts as a trailer for the forthcoming twelve-part epic “The Daleks’ Master Plan” - but does it do its job? Is the Doctor-less experiment successful in its own right? And can Paul and Tim keep track of three characters’ names in a 25 minute piece of television drama?   This time they are joined by Andrew Ireland from the University of Central Lancashire. The driving force behind the wonderful 2019 live action recreation of the story, Andrew   brings his deep understanding of Mission to the team's discussion of the story, and adds a host of insights into the virtues of 1960’s TV production methods.   In 2019, Andrew also appeared on our good friend Richard Smith’s “Something Who” podcast and gave fascinating testimony to the production of the UCLAN project. We highly recommend not only revisiting this podcast first, but also Richard’s review of the story which features all manner of Delegatory delights with author Jac Rayner (plus a couple of voices which may sound familiar). They can be found here:   https://somethingwho.podbean.com/e/episode-55a-andrew-ireland/   https://somethingwho.podbean.com/e/episode-55-transmission-of-the-unknown/   Three Varga-ood podcasts for the price of one! (Oh no, we've done that joke.)   If you enjoy this podcast, we'd love it if you shared it on social media to help us find our audience! Tim is on Twitter @drwhopodcasters, Paul @mrpaulmorris and please do come and like our Facebook page.   This free podcast borrows snippets of music from “Marche, Les Structures Sonores” – Lasry Baschet. Posh restaurant music is borrowed from Luigi Boccherini. Melodramatic music samples are lovingly pinched from the original BBC production of Mission to the Unknown.    
Ever wondered what you’d do if you found a missing episode of Doctor Who? After Paul and Tim review the season two story 'The Crusade', Paul Scoones joins them to recount 'The Lion’s Tale'. Paul was one of the dedicated New Zealand superfans who helped recover episode one of the story in 1999. Paul (aided by wonderful written testimony from his good friend Neil Lambess) recounts this compelling tale of great good fortune, chewed nails, BBC bureaucracy and those that helped along the way. Join us for this very special episode: Paul and Tim were grinning from ear to ear as the tale was told and we’re sure you will too! The full 90 minute interview will imminently be released as a bonus; in it we discuss Paul’s extensive involvement in many official and unofficial Doctor Who projects, with added Lion content! Paul Scoones can be found on Twitter @paul_scoones, and the NZDWFC web pages, including his written account of “The Lion’s Tale” can be found here. (For those bored of Paul and Tim, Paul Scoones joins the conversation at 33 minutes. For those bored of confectionary-based humour, that stops at the first three hours. Sorry, minutes) If you enjoy this podcast, we'd love it if you shared it on social media to help us find our audience! Tim is on Twitter @drwhopodcasters, Paul @mrpaulmorris and please do come and like our Facebook page. This free podcast borrows snippets of music from “Marche, Les Structures Sonores” – Lasry Baschet and big cat noises are by Leo the Lion.
Crowded TARDIS? More like crowded 13cast! Mike finally catches up with us and, after a Morecambe and Wise catchphrase competition, we discuss the New Year’s Day episode, Resolution. Given the early(ish) hour of recording, Paul still seems to be suffering from a bit of Temporal Drift, but at least the audio issues are behind us. And when we've finished with the episode itself, we make our own Doctor Who Resolutions. 13cast will return. Eventually.
Richard's excited about the imminent arrival of Grexit Day, until the rest of the 13cast team points out what exit from the Grumpcast might actually mean. After comparing notes on how podcasting has changed their lives (hardly), everyone settles down to a review of Series 11 in the style of our new podcast, Something Who, which compares new and classic Doctor Who stories. It's the last 13cast for a while, but Something Who should arrive in a new podcast feed from April.
Eric has a nasty fall after unaccountably finding himself at the top of a very large radio telescope. As it's curtains for him, Mike and Richard make the best of things and have a chat about the recent Doctor Who trailers, the panel from San Diego Comicon, Phil Morris's tweet "Time to return... Doctor Who" and what that might mean about Missing Episodes (nothing), the rumoured animations and the main feature, the Season 12 Blu-ray.
The Grumpcasters conclude their discussion about the Omnirumour and reasons to be optimistic about our prospects for the return of more missing Doctor Who. Servo also froths about Australia, Richard is oddly pink and Eric can't stop saying verisimilitude when talking about the rumours. Don't mention mock accents. We did it once, but I think we got away with it. Yak yak yak! Join the debate on PMF. Follow on Twitter @grumpcasters.
Mere days after Grumpcast VII is published, an unscheduled mild-emergency Grumpcast sees Eric, Mike and Richard nibble on the missing episodes carrots dangled by Messrs. Morris (not Paul) and Vanezis on Friday 5th October. What does Phil Morris' appearance on The One Show signify, if anything? Who knows - but here's our attempt at a "hot take", as the kids say.  Turn off the TV's - pour a glass of wine and enjoy, then go back to Grumpcast I and start again. Why not? There's nothing else on tonight! Follow us @grumpcasters. Join the debate on Planet Mondas Forum and if you enjoy it it’s not like we want you to share it or anything. I mean we don’t get paid for doing this and we’re neglecting our families, jobs and pets to put this together, but you know, please yourselves. Actually… don’t share it. In fact don’t even listen. See if we care. (No we do. For God’s sake, please share it.) www.planetmondas.com      
After watching Doctor Who for over 45 years, Richard finally has a Doctor that sounds like him. Well, a little bit. Since none of them could get a ticket to the all-star Sheffield premiere, he's invited the 13cast crew round to discuss the debut of the Yorkshire Doctor in a story set in Yorkshire with someone who was born and brought up in Yorkshire. Yorkshire. 
After a failed interview with the super special guest, Eric, Richard and Servo play Parse the Parcel, take a look at The Enemy of the World Special Edition and have a few titters along the way.
13cast wonders - just why is there a 10 minute colour animation of Wheel in Space for Missing Believed Wiped at 25? Then the crew returns to the task of reviewing Demons of the Punjab and Kerblam! with diversions into Puncast and Latincast. And the famous sweet Yorkshire staple of Rhubarb. Which may, or may not be connected to Kerblam!
13Cast Preview Episode: The podcast that fell to Earth After losing his grip at the helm of the Grumpcast, Richard falls to Earth and recruits some new friends. Together they chew over the latest trailer for Series 11 and take a fair few tangents. If Paul sounds like he's locked in a cupboard in the Dalek city on Skaro, thanks to the magic of Skype, he may very well be.
Eric's having bad dreams again, but Mike and Richard are on hand to distract him by chatting about the history of Missing Episodes. The Grumpcasters then tackle the Omnirumour and the prospects of getting more material back from Mr Morris, in the first of a two part special (Can we call all of them specials and get away with it?) Eh, nice one la'! Part 2 coming soon! Here's the link to the Graham Strong fundraiser: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/stephencranford
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Started
Mar 11th, 2018
Latest Episode
Jul 5th, 2020
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
25
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour
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