BBC launching Doctor Who podcast
April 8, 2022
The BBC has announced Doctor Who: Redacted, a new spin-off podcast coming to BBC Sounds.
The 10-part series will begin alongside the television Easter special on April 17th, giving fans a new podcast of action-packed adventures. Listeners will be introduced to new characters alongside some familiar faces including the current Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Rani Chandra, Kate Stewart, Petronella Osgood and Madame Vastra.
Doctor Who: Redacted follows Cleo, Abby and Shawna – three broke university drop-outs from different cities across the UK who remain connected via their paranormal conspiracy podcast, The Blue Box Files. The trio speculate over Abby’s favourite conspiracy theory – intent on finding out the truth behind the mysterious ‘Blue Box’ that keeps cropping up across history. What if this random police public call box was actually an alien ship?…
The story is scripted by bestselling author Juno Dawson, alongside a host of new and experienced writing. The audio drama primarily explores the relationships between ordinary people unknowingly immersed in the Doctor Who universe.
Dawson commented: “Doctor Who was my first love, and it’s an absolute thrill to add to the ever-expanding mythology in podcast form for the first time ever. What a total privilege to write for something so beloved, and put my own little flag on the landscape.”