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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/releas…
 
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 coffe…
 
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 Dway…
 
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 …
 
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,…
 
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 h…
 
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…
 
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 Da…
 
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, v…
 
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.c…
 
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 st…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 ser…
 
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, t…
 
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.n…
 
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…
 
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.c…
 
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 prod…
 
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…
 
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 muc…
 
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 ca…
 
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…
 
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 Sa…
 
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…
 
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 –…
 
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)…
 
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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/sirensofaudio/message…
 
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 --- Send in a voice messa…
 
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 Fini…
 
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 char…
 
In this episode we discuss a selection of our favourite Doctor Who related podcasts, and to help us we are joined by our special guest Dan Hadley from Type 40. We also debut a new flashcast called Big Finish From The Beginning, in which we are joined by Rob from The Doctor Who Show to discuss his great journey, listening to the entire monthly range…
 
Our special guest is Sadie Miller, who is now recreating the character of Sarah Jane Smith for Big Finish. Sadie speaks about growing up with two actors for parents, her career so far and how she has come to be cast in the role made famous and universally loved by her late mother, Elisabeth Sladen. In a change for the podcast, Philip and Dwayne's l…
 
It's that time again, where we review 2 stories hurled at us at random by the Big Finish randomoid selectortron. And the stories are: Doctor Who: Sword of Orion by Nicholas Briggs & Doctor Who: The Star Men by Andrew Smith Recommendations Philip recommends Moira Moments by Nigel Fairs (podcast audiodrama) Dwayne recommends Mary Tamm: First Generati…
 
In the final part of our interview with Gary Russell, he speaks about working with Eighth Doctor Paul McGann, the Divergent Universe arc, his reaction to the new TV series as it related to Big Finish in 2005, dealing with the BBC as a licensee, songs in Doctor Who, leaving Big Finish to work on the TV show, his views on Big Finish productions since…
 
In this special episode, Dwayne shares the recording of an interview he conducted with the late Paul Spragg in London on 7th April 2011. *DISCLAIMER While mention is made of "The Paul Spragg Short Trip Opportunity" during this podcast, as at the time of publication, it has not been officially announced by Big Finish for 2021. Music: In A Big Countr…
 
We are joined by the delightful Sophie Aldred to chat about her career, her time in Doctor Who on TV, her role in fan productions, reprising Ace for Big Finish audios and the recent release of her audiobook version of Doctor Who: At Childhood's End. Thanks Sophie, it was a pleasure speaking with you. We played clips from the following stories: Doct…
 
It is our privilege to welcome Joe Sims as our guest, who stars alongside David Tennant and Tom Baker in Doctor Who: Dalek Universe, a 10-part epic audio adventure that premiered in April 2021 with prequel Fourth Doctor story "The Dalek Protocol" and the first part of a 3-part box set series featuring the Tenth Doctor, all under the banner "Dalek U…
 
In our second episode of stories picked by the Big Finish Randomoid Selectortron, we review Doctor Who Short Trips: Gardens of the Dead featuring Mark Strickson as Turlough and Torchwood: One Rule featuring Tracy-Ann Oberman as Yvonne Hartman. Plus, Dwayne's heart is broken as he shares an email from a listener who doesn't appreciate his humour. Of…
 
We are delighted to be joined by the multi-talented Annette Badland, who first appeared on the Doctor Who radar in 2005 as Margaret Blaine in season one of the revived series of Doctor Who. She was the first person to be asked back to play a recurring villain and appeared again in Boom Town with Christopher Eccleston, Billie Piper and John Barrowma…
 
We continue our discussion with founding Big Finish producer and director Gary Russell on the early years of Big Finish, talking about projects such as the Gallifrey and Sarah Jane Smith series, as well as the creation of Evelyn Smythe, played by the lovely and sorely missed Maggie Stables. Part 3 coming soon. Next time on The Sirens of Audio... An…
 
It's the end... of the monthly range at Big Finish and our special guest is writer of the final story in the range, Rob Valentine. The finale is called "The End of the Beginning" and features the 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Doctors. Rob gives us some insight into writing for multiple Doctors, the inspiration for some of his settings, and how the pandemic…
 
To celebrate 50 episodes of The Sirens of Audio, Philip and Dwayne help introduce new fans to the worlds of Big Finish by sharing their stories for new listeners to Doctor Who in the audio medium for Doctors 1-8 and 10. Philip recommends Flight Through Entirety (podcast) Dwayne recommends Rumours by Fleetwood Mac (music) Dwayne's background art is …
 
We have a fascinating conversation with the multi-talented MILES RICHARDSON, best known by Doctor Who fans as Irving Braxiatel, first mentioned the the 1979 tv story, City of Death, and immortalized by Miles on audio in the Bernice Summerfield and Gallifrey ranges for Big Finish. Thanks so much for speaking with us Miles. Trailers from the followin…
 
Join us as we chat with the man who spearheaded the campaign to bring back new and original Doctor Who on audio back in the 1990's. Gary Russell is a lifelong fan of Doctor Who, and has been involved in almost every avenue of Doctor Who media, from the TV series, to books, to DWM editor and of course, the audio adventures. In part 1 of our extensiv…
 
Welcome to the inaugural "We've Got Randomoids", where we use the Randomoid Selectortron to choose two random Big Finish releases to review. This could be anything from Doctor Who to Torchwood, Blake's 7 to Space 1999. The Randomoid Selectortron will decide... This time we review the following releases: Doctor Who - Short Trips 6.2 - Prime Winner D…
 
With the recent release of Doctor Who - The Savages on BBC Audio, actor Peter Purves joins us to talk about his time working on Doctor Who in the 60's, and more recently with audiobooks, soundtrack narration and Big Finish productions. Thank you very much for taking the time to speak with us Peter. The following trailers of Big Finish productions w…
 
Our guest this time is writer/director Ken Bentley. He has directed hundreds of audio productions for Big Finish over the last fourteen years. He speaks to us about the penultimate Big Finish monthly release, February 2021's Doctor Who - The Blazing Hour and his incredible career with Big Finish and beyond. The following trailers were used in the e…
 
We chat with Big Finish author and Doctor Who fan Nev Fountain about his career, his writing and his love of Doctor Who. Clips and trailers used in this episode of the podcast were taken from: Doctor Who - Death Comes to Time Doctor Who - Omega Doctor Who - The Kingmaker Missy Series 1 Philip Edney on Twitter Dwayne Bunney on Twitter The Sirens of …
 
This time we feature the third to last Big Finish monthly range release, Doctor Who - Colony of Fear by Roland Moore. We chat with Roland about this and many of his other releases including Doctor Who - The Night Witches, as well as his time writing for TV's "Doctors" and as showrunner for a Chinese production of "Humans". Please subscribe to our Y…
 
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