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Extra! – Camille Appeal

VerityExtraCamilleWe 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!

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Extra! – Joyful Jo

VerityExtraKatyManningIt’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.)

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Related links:
Verity!‘s Jo Grant ep
Not a Well Woman

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Extra! – The First (Companion) Shall Be Last

VerityExtraCaroleAnnFordWe 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!

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Related links:
Lazy Doctor Who reviews “The Sensorites”
An Earthly Child from Big Finish
Companion Piece: Women Celebrate the Humans, Aliens and Tin Dogs of Doctor Who
“Dimensions in Time”

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Extra! – Sophie’s So Ace

VerityExtraSophieAldredFor 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!

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Extra! – Gallyriffic!

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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.

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Bonus thank-you link:
Roam Mobility (who made it possible for Erika and Kat to stay in touch while conventioning!)

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Verity! Extra! – Pleasant, Unpusillanimous Peri

VerityExtraNicolaBryantNow 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!)

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Where to start:

Favorites:

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Verity! Extra! – Big Finish Round Table

VerityExtraBFWriters210We 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)!

Also, do you like free stuff? Well, then be sure to enter our Big Finish giveaway! Three people will win download codes for three different stories (Breaking Bubbles and Other Stories, The Council of Nicaea, and Starborn [by Jacqueline Rayner]), and a fourth lucky winner will win codes for all three!

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!)

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