Before we start our next Year of Women mini-arc, we thought we’d cap off our Competent Women arc by sharing an interview with Lalla Ward. She played one of the most competent women in the history of Doctor Who, Romana! Join Deb and Erika as they briefly chat about the interview, which took place at LI Who in November, 2017, and then please enjoy the interview!
We’ve pulled another delightful interview out of the vault! Deb had the pleasure of speaking with Jemma Redgrave at LI Who in 2016. Join Deb and Erika as we chat about the con and then listen as Deb talks to Jemma about how badly she wanted a part on Doctor Who, how she made her children watch the classic series, having a family of actors, and of course, lots about Kate Stewart! (And more!)
It’s time for another con-sourced interview! Join Deb and Erika as they chat very briefly about Deb’s experience interviewing Anneke Wills at Long Island Who. Then listen to the interview. This lady has had quite a life! Tragedy, success, and strawberries with John Lennon. What more could you ask for?
We have another lovely convention interview for you this week! Join Deb and Erika ever-so-briefly as they reminisce about the fab time they had at the LI Who convention in 2015. While there, Deb did this onstage interview with Jackie Tyler herself, Camille Coduri!
Do you have fond Jackie/Camille memories? Let us know in the comments!
It’s another Verity! interview! Deb and Erika do a brief intro for Deb’s on-stage interview with Katy Manning from LI Who! Katy is even more delightful in person than Jo is on screen. And that’s saying something. Hear about…
The time Katy asked Jon Pertwee “What would we do if we didn’t have any arms?”
Katy’s fashion advice: “If you’re going to wear a mini-skirt, you must get matching knickers.”
General observations on life: “That’s kind of what life is you know. You’re a mom, you’re making a lampshade, but also you’re writing a really filthy rap song.”
And this: “I’ve got a collector’s mouth.” (Yes, she explains this, but you’ll have to listen to hear what she means.)
We bring our year of companions to a close by returning to the very first one, Susan. (Though apparently that distinction is up for debate, as is anything and everything in Doctor Who!) Join Deb, Erika, and Liz as we talk about Susan’s tenure on the show and her place in the pantheon of companions. Does she reverberate throughout the history of the show? Or is she an outlier? It’s a fun discussion!
Then Deb interviews Carole Ann Ford herself at LI Who. Listen in as they chat about Susan from the perspective of the woman who brought her to life!
What do you think of Susan? And how do you think she fits into the history of the show? Let us know in the comments!
For this week’s Extra! we had the opportunity to talk to the delightful Sophie Aldred, and we couldn’t make you wait for that–especially because her Kickstarter for Strangeness in Space still has a few days to go. Do check it out if you’re a fan of sci-fi, comedy, and/or audio goodness! She chats to Deb about that fantastic project, her time as Ace (both on screen and in Big Finish), and what it’s like attending conventions and interacting with fans. It’s a wonderful conversation, and we hope you enjoy it as much as we have!
Once again, we bring you a Gallifrey One-based Verity! that we recorded while in the same room! Join Deb, Erika, Katrina, and Liz as we giggle over convention fun and revel in the rare experience of recording face-to-face. This year’s Gally saw many of the Verities on stage (interviewing!), on panels (being erudite and awesome!), and wandering the lobby and halls of the LAX Marriott (having a lovely time!).
In addition, Deb has a great interview with director Rachel Talalay, who was a bit of a rockstar at this year’s convention.
Bonus thank-you link: Roam Mobility (who made it possible for Erika and Kat to stay in touch while conventioning!)
Now that new Doctor Who is done for a while, it’s time to bring back the Extras! And we’re kicking them off in style–with an interview! Deb chatted with Nicola Bryant at LI Who, and she had some interesting things to say, both about Big Finish, and about being a female actor through the years.
Before the interview itself, join Deb, Erika, Liz, and Tansy as we talk about Peri’s evolution throughout the course of her Big Finish appearances. Want to check out Peri in audio form, but don’t know where to start? It will come as no surprise that we have suggestions! (Also favorites!)
We at Verity! often jabber on about Big Finish, but this time we thought we’d let some experts do the jabbering for us. Join Deb, Erika, and Liz (who is actually one of the experts in question) as we chat with a couple special guests. Yes, we have not one, not two, but three Big Finish writers in the house! Una McCormack makes an overdue return, and we’re delighted to welcome Caroline Symcox to the podcast!
If you’ve ever been curious about what the Big Finish process is like, this is the Extra! for you. And if you have a favorite BF audio, do tell us in the comments. We’re always all ears for recommendations (and specifically, recs for where to start)!
Twitter entries are preferred: use “#BreakingBubbles from @bigfinish” to enter! If you’re not on Twitter, we’ll accept comment entries here as well. (No other social media though. Two entry sources are enough to comb through. Wouldn’t want to miss anybody!)