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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Show 13: Nebulous (Series One)

Show 13 is here, in which we look at Nebulous, the BBC Radio 4 series. As usual, there is a discussion topic on our Facebook page, please contribute your thoughts!

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That's it for January, see you in a fortnight for Doctor Who: The Keys of Marinus!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Show 12: Doctor Who (Marco Polo)

The first show this month sees us looking at - or rather listening to - the fourth Doctor Who story from the first ever series. Marco Polo no longer exists in the BBC Video Archives, however luckily some fans made audio copies of the shows as they were transmitted, and it is the case that every story that does not exist on video exists on audio, all of which are now available from the BBC on CD. This play is also available via audible.com – click the link and your browser should direct you to that page.

Marco Polo is the first of many purely historical stories that were quite an integral part of the first few series of Doctor Who. At seven episodes long it is quite lengthy, but worth listening to to try and imagine what it would have looked like!

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In a fortnight we cover the first radio show that we have looked at in detail – the first series of Nebulous.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

One Hundred Years Ago Today

William Hartnell, the actor who created the role of the Doctor in the 1960s, playing the first incarnation of the character from 1963 to 1966, was born exactly 100 years ago today.

Although ill health forced him to reluctantly relinquish the part in 1966, he remained very fond of the series and in 1972, with his health rapidly deteriorating and memory failing, managed to film one final performance as the character in the tenth anniversary special, The Three Doctors, which aired between December 30, 1972 and January 20, 1973.

It was his final professional performance; he died on April 23, 1975, aged 67.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Happy New Year

It's a couple of days late, but we would all like to wish our listeners a happy new 2008. We have been busy behind the scenes working out what we are going to do this year, and have decided to put out a new show every two weeks instead of two per month (it means we do an extra two episodes in the year, removing the occasional three week wait).

We have also decided to go weekly for the months of May and June, so in those months you will get 8 shows instead of 4, so you can take us on holiday with you! (Please make sure you take us somewhere nice!)

So Cadmium2 will be going thirty shows this year, and the first two come out this month. On the 9th we look at the Doctor Who story Marco Polo, and on the 23rd we look at our first bit of cult radio, the first series of Nebulous.

As usual, we would encourage you to join our Facebook group and leave us feedback, see you in a few days!