Episode 17 – Gary Russell and the Return to Gallifrey

Adventures in Time Space and Music

In this episode we’ll be featuring an interview with Doctor Who and Sarah Jane Adventures script editor, author and audio producer Gary Russell focusing on the return to the Gallifrey series by Big Finish Productions, recorded the 27th of November, 2010 at the Chicago TARDIS convention.

ADVENTURES IN TIME, SPACE AND MUSIC IS A PROUD MEMBER OF THE DOCTOR WHO PODCAST ALLIANCE: http://www.doctorwhopodcastalliance.org/

ABOUT YOUR HOST: My name is Dr. Phillip Serna – you can call me Dr. Phill as many of my colleagues, friends and students do. I’m a performer and teacher here in the Chicago area where I received my Master & Doctoral degrees in Music at Northwestern University. On double bass I perform solo, chamber, orchestral and contemporary literature. I am also a performer of Early Music on viols – or violas da gamba – a family of bowed guitars that were popular in Europe from the 15th through the late 18th centuries.

ABOUT OUR GUEST: Gary Russell is a freelance writer and former child actor. As a writer, he is best known for his work in connection with the television series Doctor Who and its spin-offs in other media. As an actor he is best known for playing Dick in the 1978 television series, The Famous Five. He was editor of Doctor Who Magazine between 1992 and 1995. He was the producer for the Doctor Who licensed audio drama tie-ins at Big Finish Productions from its inception in 1998 until July 2006, when he stepped down to work for BBC Wales on Doctor Who and Torchwood. He has written a number of Doctor Who spin-off novels and in 2000 co-wrote with executive producer Philip Segal the book Doctor Who: Regeneration (HarperCollins, ISBN 0-00-710591-6), the making-of book of the 1996 Doctor Who television movie, as well as the TV movie’s novelization in 1996.

Gary Russell continues to work for BBC Wales on the Sarah Jane Adventures as script editor as well as returning working on Doctor Who audios for Big Finish (notably the Gallifrey spinoff series), working on Doctor Who: the Adventures Games, and many other projects.

ABOUT OUR THEME: The theme to ADVENTURES IN TIME, SPACE AND MUSIC is a remix by Isaac Arsenault. Isaac started mashingup music in the winter of ’09, After reading Jordan Roseman’s “Audio Mashup Construction Kit.” Working with sound Equipment and being technical leader for two bands he opened his taste for music by studying it mathematically and learning the science behind it. To find out more about Isaac’s work, visit http://www.twitter.com/drautobob.

DEDICATION: I dedicate this episode to all of those individuals, family, friends, colleagues and otherwise – and you know who you are, who remind me how important it is to live by Tom Baker’s great commentary to companion Sarah Jane Smith from Serial 4A, Story 75, Robot – ‘There’s no point in being grown up if you can’t be childish sometimes!’

LINKS OF INTEREST:

Gary Russell – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Russell

Gallifrey – http://www.bigfinish.com/Gallifrey & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallifrey_(audio_series)

The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series I – http://www.bigfinish.com/Gallifrey-Season-1
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series I – 1.1 – Weapon of Choice – http://www.bigfinish.com/11-Gallifrey-Weapon-of-Choice & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallifrey:_Weapon_of_Choice
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series I – 1.2 – Square One – http://www.bigfinish.com/12-Gallifrey-Square-One & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallifrey:_Square_One
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series I – 1.3 – The Inquiry – http://www.bigfinish.com/13-Gallifrey-The-Inquiry & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallifrey:_The_Inquiry
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series I – 1.4 – A Blind Eye – http://www.bigfinish.com/14-Gallifrey-A-Blind-Eye & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallifrey:_A_Blind_Eye

The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series II – http://www.bigfinish.com/Gallifrey-Season-2
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series II – 2.1 – Lies – http://www.bigfinish.com/21-Gallifrey-Lies & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallifrey:_Lies
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series II – 2.2 – Spirit – http://www.bigfinish.com/22-Gallifrey-Spirit & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallifrey:_Spirit
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series II – 2.3 – Pandora – http://www.bigfinish.com/23-Gallifrey-Pandora & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallifrey:_Pandora
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series II – 2.4 – Insurgency – http://www.bigfinish.com/24-Gallifrey-Insurgency & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallifrey:_Insurgency
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series II – 2.5 – Imperiatrix – http://www.bigfinish.com/25-Gallifrey-Imperiatrix & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallifrey:_Imperiatrix

The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series III – http://www.bigfinish.com/Gallifrey-Season-3
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series III – 3.1 – Fractures – http://www.bigfinish.com/31-Gallifrey-Fractures & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallifrey:_Fractures
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series III – 3.2 – Warfare – http://www.bigfinish.com/32-Gallifrey-Warfare & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallifrey:_Warfare
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series III – 3.3 – Appropriation – http://www.bigfinish.com/33-Gallifrey-Appropriation & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallifrey:_Appropriation
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series III – 3.4 – Mindbomb – http://www.bigfinish.com/34-Gallifrey-Mindbomb & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallifrey:_Mindbomb
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series III – 3.5 – Panacea – http://www.bigfinish.com/35-Gallifrey-Panacea & http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallifrey:_Panacea

The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series IV – http://www.bigfinish.com/Gallifrey-Season-4
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series IV – 4.1 – Reborn – http://www.bigfinish.com/40-Gallifrey-Series-4-CD-Box-Set
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series IV – 4.2 – Disassembled – http://www.bigfinish.com/40-Gallifrey-Series-4-CD-Box-Set
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series IV – 4.3 – Annihilation – http://www.bigfinish.com/40-Gallifrey-Series-4-CD-Box-Set
The Gallifrey Audios – Gallifrey Series IV – 4.4 – Forever – http://www.bigfinish.com/40-Gallifrey-Series-4-CD-Box-Set

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If you would like to find out more about my other projects, specifically on viols, please visit thegambacast.org orviolsinourschools.org.

Podcast site is located at http://atsm.phillipwserna.com/
Email us at http://adventuresintimespaceandmusic.phillipwserna.com/contact
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‘Adventures in Time Space and Music’ is not endorsed by the BBC in any way and is intended for entertainment and educational purposes only. No copyright infringement is intended.

The Official Doctor Who site can be found athttp://bbc.co.uk/doctorwho.

Doctor Who, all associated logos, names and references to characters, vehicles and any other Doctor Who related items are registered trademarks and/or copyrights of the BBC, or their respective trademark and copyright holders.

All original content of this podcast, both musical and textual, is the intellectual property of the podcast – unless otherwise indicated. © Copyright 2011

Episode 9 – Nicholas Briggs, Voice and Composer for the Daleks

Adventures in Time Space and Music

In this episode we’ll be featuring an interview with Doctor Who and Torchwood Actor, author and audio producer Nicholas Briggs, focusing on his work composing and working as sound designer for Big Finish Productions, recorded the 27th of November, 2010 at the Chicago TARDIS convention.

ADVENTURES IN TIME, SPACE AND MUSIC IS A PROUD MEMBER OF THE DOCTOR WHO PODCAST ALLIANCE: http://www.doctorwhopodcastalliance.org/

ABOUT YOUR HOST: My name is Dr. Phillip Serna – you can call me Dr. Phill as many of my colleagues, friends and students do. I’m a performer and teacher here in the Chicago area where I received my Master & Doctoral degrees in Music at Northwestern University. On double bass I perform solo, chamber, orchestral and contemporary literature. I am also a performer of Early Music on viols – or violas da gamba – a family of bowed guitars that were popular in Europe from the 15th through the late 18th centuries.

ABOUT OUR GUEST: Nicholas Briggs is a British actor and writer, predominantly associated with the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who and its various spin-offs. Some of Briggs’ earliest Doctor Who-related work was as host of The Myth Makers, a series of made-for-video documentaries produced in the 1980s and 1990s by Reeltime Pictures in which Briggs interviews many of the actors and writers involved in the series. When Reeltime expanded into producing original dramas, Briggs wrote some stories and acted in others, beginning with War Time, the first unofficial Doctor Who spin-off. In the late 1980s, Briggs also provided the voice of a future incarnation of the Doctor for a series of unofficial audio dramas by Audio Visuals – a forerunner of Big Finish Productions.

Since Doctor Who returned to television in 2005, Briggs has provided the voices for several monsters, including the Nestene Conciousness, the Daleks, the Cybermen, Judoon, and many others. In 2009, Briggs made his first appearance in the Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood in the serial Children of Earth, playing Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Secretary Rick Yates.

Briggs has directed many of the Big Finish Productions audio plays, and has provided Dalek, Cybermen, Ice Warriors, and other alien voices in several of those as well. He has also written and directed the Dalek Empire and Cyberman audio series for Big Finish. In 2006, Briggs took over from Gary Russell as executive producer of the Big Finish Doctor Who audio range.

ABOUT OUR THEME: The theme to ADVENTURES IN TIME, SPACE AND MUSIC is a remix by Isaac Arsenault. Isaac started mashingup music in the winter of ’09, After reading Jordan Roseman’s “Audio Mashup Construction Kit.” Working with sound Equipment and being technical leader for two bands he opened his taste for music by studying it mathematically and learning the science behind it. To find out more about Isaac’s work, visit http://www.twitter.com/drautobob.

DEDICATION:

LINKS OF INTEREST:

Nicholas Briggs – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicholas_Briggs

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If you would like to find out more about my other projects, specifically on viols, please visit thegambacast.org orviolsinourschools.org.

Podcast site is located at http://atsm.phillipwserna.com/
Email us at http://adventuresintimespaceandmusic.phillipwserna.com/contact
To follow us on Twitter, visit http://www.twitter.com/ATSMPodcast
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‘Adventures in Time Space and Music’ is not endorsed by the BBC in any way and is intended for entertainment and educational purposes only. No copyright infringement is intended.

The Official Doctor Who site can be found athttp://bbc.co.uk/doctorwho.

Doctor Who, all associated logos, names and references to characters, vehicles and any other Doctor Who related items are registered trademarks and/or copyrights of the BBC, or their respective trademark and copyright holders.

All original content of this podcast, both musical and textual, is the intellectual property of the podcast – unless otherwise indicated. © Copyright 2011

Episode 8 – Robert Shearman, a ‘Madman with a Book’

Adventures in Time Space and Music

In this episode we’ll be featuring an interview with author and Doctor Who fan Robert Shearman, recorded the 27th of November, 2010 at the Chicago TARDIS convention.

ADVENTURES IN TIME, SPACE AND MUSIC IS A PROUD MEMBER OF THE DOCTOR WHO PODCAST ALLIANCE: http://www.doctorwhopodcastalliance.org/

ABOUT OUR GUEST: Robert Shearman has worked as a writer for television, radio and the stage. He was appointed resident dramatist at the Northcott Theatre in Exeter and has received several international awards for his theatrical work, including the Sunday Times Playwriting Award, the World Drama Trust Award and the Guinness Award for Ingenuity in association with the Royal National Theatre. His plays have been regularly produced by Alan Ayckbourn, and on BBC Radio by Martin Jarvis. However, he is probably best known as a writer for Doctor Who, reintroducing the Daleks for its BAFTA winning first series, in an episode nominated for a Hugo Award.

His first collection of short stories, Tiny Deaths, was published by Comma Press in 2007. It won the World Fantasy Award for best collection, was shortlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize and nominated for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Prize. One of the stories from it was selected by the National Library Board of Singapore as part of the annual Read! Singapore campaign. In 2008 his short story project for BBC7, The Chain Gang, won him a Sony Award, and he provided a second series for them in 2009. His second collection, Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical, was published in late 2009. It won the British Fantasy Award, the Edge Hill Short Story Reader’s Prize – making Shearman the first writer ever to be nominated twice for this award – and the Shirley Jackson Award.

ABOUT OUR THEME: The theme to ADVENTURES IN TIME, SPACE AND MUSIC is a remix by Isaac Arsenault. Isaac started mashingup music in the winter of ’09, After reading Jordan Roseman’s “Audio Mashup Construction Kit.” Working with sound Equipment and being technical leader for two bands he opened his taste for music by studying it mathematically and learning the science behind it. To find out more about Isaac’s work, visit http://www.twitter.com/drautobob.

DEDICATION: This episode is dedicated to David Hooie and the entire team at Hoo on Who (including Marty Hooie, Dave & Mike Hingley) for their support for my music segment on Hoo on Who, and look forward to many years of collaboration in the future! Keep an eye and ear out for David’s show at http://www.hooonwho.com/.

LINKS OF INTEREST:

Robert Shearman – http://www.robertshearman.net/

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If you would like to find out more about my other projects, specifically on viols, please visit thegambacast.org orviolsinourschools.org.

Podcast site is located at http://atsm.phillipwserna.com/
Email us at http://adventuresintimespaceandmusic.phillipwserna.com/contact
To follow us on Twitter, visit http://www.twitter.com/ATSMPodcast
To friend us on Facebook, visit http://www.facebook.com/AdventuresinTimeSpaceandMusic
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Support the show by donating or by visiting http://zazzle.com/ATSMPodcast

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‘Adventures in Time Space and Music’ is not endorsed by the BBC in any way and is intended for entertainment and educational purposes only. No copyright infringement is intended.

The Official Doctor Who site can be found athttp://bbc.co.uk/doctorwho.

Doctor Who, all associated logos, names and references to characters, vehicles and any other Doctor Who related items are registered trademarks and/or copyrights of the BBC, or their respective trademark and copyright holders.

All original content of this podcast, both musical and textual, is the intellectual property of the podcast – unless otherwise indicated. © Copyright 2010