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Doctor Who: The Alhambra Podcast

The Doctor Who Alhambra Podcast: discussing, debating Doctor Who, science fiction and fantasy series. We react to Doctor Who and Big Finish productions, on-line forums. Also, we'll occasional focus on audio of classic Doctor Who stories, ignoring the special effects, to find out if the story is as strong or as weak as fans believe it to be.

Dec 3, 2016

Episode 44 of the Doctor Who: Alhambra Podcast focuses on the classic Doctor Who story (#147) Dragonfire.

Before we review the audio focus of Dragonfire, we look at the future of our Podcast, look into Dragonfire's director Chris Clough.  

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Written by: Ian Briggs

Directed by: Chris Clough

Script Editor: Andrew Cartmel

First Transmitted: November. 23, 1987

Viewers: these 3 episodes averaged around 5.1 million viewers upon its initial broadcast.

The Episode: Melanie Bush’s swan song story, while introducing us to the 7th Doctor’s new companion Dorothy “Ace” McShane.

DWM ranking: 2009 Ranking - #186 of 200  2014 Ranking - #215 of 241

Below its 2014 ranking: 216: The Monsters of Peladon; 217: Delta and the Bannermen; 218: Four to Doomsday; 219: The Web Planet; 220: Love and Monsters;

Above its 2014 ranking: 214: Planet of Giants; 213: The Mutants; 212: The Power of Kroll; (skip ahead) 208: Daleks in Manhattan/Evolution of the Daleks



On tap for our next set of Audio Focus Review are:

The Power of Kroll (is in the can waiting to be edited) 

The Time Warrior (to be recorded in December) 

Please stay tuned for those releases, and further releases when we focus merely on the strength of the story and storytelling, and ignore the visuals.

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