2020 News

The Benji and Nick Show – Doctor Who: The War Games 19th September, 2020 - In the next The Benji and Nick Show, the boys and Shelly have been watching Doctor Who: The War Games first broadcast in 1969. The War Games (the last serial to be recorded in black and white), features the final regular appearance of Patrick Troughton as the Doctor, as well as Wendy Padbury and Frazer
The Benji and Nick Show – The Second Coming 10th September, 2020 - In the next The Benji and Nick Show, the boys have been watching The Second Coming, a two-part British television drama first screened in 2003. Written by Russell T Davies (head writer of the 2005 series of Doctor Who), The Second Coming concerns the realisation of humble video store worker Steve Baxter (played Christopher Eccleston)
The Benji and Nick Show – The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy 5th September, 2020 - In the next The Benji and Nick Show, the boys and Shelley have been watching the 1981 BBC adaptation of Douglas Adam’s The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. Emails to podcast@nicholasbriggs.com
The Benji and Nick Show – Commentary: Planet of the Daleks (part 6) 28th August, 2020 - In this week’s The Benji and Nick Show the boys (and Shelley) finish their commentary (part six) on Doctor Who – Planet of the Daleks which was first broadcast on BBC1 in 1973. Emails to podcast@nicholasbriggs.com
The Benji and Nick Show – Doctor Who: Inferno 21st August, 2020 - In the next The Benji and Nick Show, the boys and Shelley have been watching Doctor Who: Inferno where the third Doctor, Jon Pertwee, transports himself sideways in time to a parallel world where an English drilling project causes catastrophic amounts of heat and force to be unleashed when it penetrates the Earth’s crust. Emails
The Benji and Nick Show – Hornblower 13th August, 2020 - This week on The Benji and Nick Show, the boys and Shelley have been watching Hornblower, a British historical fiction series based on three of CS Forester’s ten books about the fictional character Horatio Hornblower, a Royal Navy officer during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. The series was broadcast from 1998–2003. Emails to podcast@nicholasbriggs.com
The Benji and Nick Show – Terrahawks 6th August, 2020 - This week on The Benji and Nick Show, the boys and special guest Shelly have been watching Terrahawks, a 1980s British science fiction television series created by the production team of Gerry Anderson and Christopher Burr. Set in the year 2020, the series follows the adventures of the Terrahawks, a taskforce responsible for protecting Earth
The Benji and Nick Show – Happy Days 31st July, 2020 - In the next The Benji and Nick Show, the boys and special guest/s have been watching Happy Days. Broadcast from 1974–1984, Happy Days is an American sit-com television series centred around the Cunningham family, starring Ron Howard as Richie Cunningham and Henry Winkler as his friend, Arthur “The Fonz” Fonzarelli. Emails to podcast@nicholasbriggs.com
The Benji and Nick Show – Fireball XL5 24th July, 2020 - Coming up on The Benji and Nick Show, the boys (and a special new guest) have been watching Fireball XL5, a British children’s science-fiction television series.  The show, produced by husband and wife team Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, aired for a single 1962–63 series. Set in the year 2062, Fireball XL5 follows the missions of
The Benji and Nick Show – Ice Station Zebra 17th July, 2020 - In the next The Benji and Nick Show the boys chat about Ice Station Zebra, a 1968 Cold War era suspense and espionage film loosely based on Alistair MacLean’s novel published in 1963. Both the film and book contain parallels to real-life events that took place in 1959. Emails to podcast@nicholasbriggs.com
The Benji and Nick Show – The Persuaders! 9th July, 2020 - This week on The Benji and Nick Show, the boys are chatting about The Persuaders!, amongst other things. The Persuaders!, an action-comedy series first broadcast in 1971, stars Tony Curtis and Roger Moore. Emails to podcast@nicholasbriggs.com
The Benji and Nick Show – Commentary: Doctor Who – Planet of the Daleks (part 5) 2nd July, 2020 - In the next The Benji and Nick Show the boys continue their commentary (part five) on Doctor Who – Planet of the Daleks which was first broadcast on BBC1 in 1973. Emails to podcast@nicholasbriggs.com
The Benji and Nick Show – The Adventures of Sir Lancelot 25th June, 2020 - This week on The Benji and Nick Show, the boys are talking about The Adventures of Sir Lancelot. First broadcast in the United States in 1956, The Adventures of Sir Lancelot is a British television series starring William Russell as the eponymous Sir Lancelot, a Knight of the Round Table in the time of King
The Benji and Nick Show – Juliet Bravo 18th June, 2020 - This week on The Benji and Nick Show, the boys will be chatting about Juliet Bravo, as well as some of the other things they’ve been watching. Juliet Bravo is a British police procedural drama series, first broadcast on television in 1980 on BBC1. The theme of the series concerns a female police inspector who
The Benji and Nick Show – Commentary: Doctor Who – Planet of the Daleks (part 4) 11th June, 2020 - In the next The Benji and Nick Show the boys continue their commentary (part four) on Doctor Who – Planet of the Daleks. Emails to podcast@nicholasbriggs.com
The Benji and Nick Show – Eldorado 6th June, 2020 - In tomorrow’s The Benji and Nick Show the boys will be discussing Eldorado, amongst other cult TV. Eldorado is a British soap opera originally broadcast on BBC One in 1992/93. Set in the fictional town of Los Barcos on the Costa Eldorado in Spain, it follows the lives of British and European expatriates. Emails to
The Sirens of Audio interview Nick on The Human Frontier 5th June, 2020 - The Sirens of Audio, a Doctor Who Audio Universe Podcast, interview Nick on his new creation, The Human Frontier. https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-sirens-of-audio/e/70156009?autoplay=true Released at the end of May 2020, The Human Frontier is Nicholas Briggs’ epic new original drama spanning the vastness of space and a millennium of time through the eyes of two very different groups
Another fantastic review for The Human Frontier 4th June, 2020 - Verdict: Intensely ambitious, narratively complex and gripping, Human Frontier works on every level. The cast are fantastic, the direction is urgent without sprinting and the writing deals with character, theme, concept, and occasional tentacles, with equal grace. It absolutely deserves a second season, but remains a complete, and intensely enjoyable, experience in and of itself.
The Human Frontier: Interview: Nicholas Briggs (part 1) 4th June, 2020 - Sci-Fi Bulletin interview Nick on his new Big Finish release, The Human Frontier Big Finish Creative Director and Executive Producer Nicholas Briggs is the creator, writer, director and composer for the latest Big Finish Originals story, The Human Frontier. Shortly before its release, Nicholas Briggs chatted at length with Paul Simpson and in the first
Amazing review for The Human Frontier 4th June, 2020 - Big Finish: The Human Frontier The Human Frontier is part love story, part murder mystery, and part war tragedy. All good storytelling works on two levels — allegory and surface-level narrative. When absorbing a story, people make a choice. Do they focus on the allegory, the surface level narrative, or both equally? For me, focusing
The Benji and Nick Show – Commentary: Doctor Who – The Sun Makers (part 4) 28th May, 2020 - In this week’s The Benji and Nick Show, Benji and Nick give their final commentary on Episode 4 of Doctor Who: The Sun Makers (BBC 1977). Email them at podcast@nicholasbriggs.com
The Human Frontier – out today! 28th May, 2020 - The Human Frontier, written and directed by Nick, is out NOW! An epic science fiction story spanning hundreds of years of future history, The Human Frontier is a culture-clash of people from hundreds of years apart coming face to face. It’s also a love story, a story of a struggle for power and a futuristic
The Benji and Nick Show – The Thing 22nd May, 2020 - Next time on The Benji and Nick Show, the boys will be chatting about The Thing, an American science fiction horror film first broadcast in 1982. Based on the 1938 John W Campbell Jr. novella Who Goes There?, The Thing tells the story of a group of American researchers in Antarctica who encounter a parasitic
The Benji and Nick Show – Press Gang 15th May, 2020 - This week in The Benji and Nick Show, the boys will be talking about Press Gang, a children’s television comedy drama broadcast originally from 1989–1993. Written by Steven Moffat, the programme is based on the activities of a newspaper, the Junior Gazette, produced by pupils from the local comprehensive school. The series has today attracted
The Benji and Nick Show – Stingray 7th May, 2020 - This week on The Benji and Nick Show, the boys are discussing Stingray, a British children’s science-fiction television series created by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson which debuted on television in October 1964. Set in the 2060s, Stingray follows the exploits of the World Aquanaut Security Patrol (WASP), a military organisation responsible for policing the Earth’s
The Benji and Nick Show – Commentary: Doctor Who – Planet of the Daleks (part 3) 1st May, 2020 - In the next The Benji and Nick Show the boys continue their commentary (part three) on Doctor Who – Planet of the Daleks. Emails to podcast@nicholasbriggs.com    
The Benji and Nick Show – Life on Mars 24th April, 2020 - In this week on The Benji and Nick Show, the boys have been watching Life on Mars, a British TV sries first broadcast on BBC One in 2006/2007. The series combines elements of speculative fiction and police procedural, and stars a police officer in 2006 (played by John Simm) who wakes up after being involved
The Benji and Nick Show – Lizzie Dripping 16th April, 2020 - In the next The Benji and Nick Show, the boys have been watching the BBC children’s series, Lizzie Dripping. Broadcast in 1973 and 1974, Lizzie Dripping follows the adventures of Penelope, a young girl who encounters a witch whom only she can see and hear. This ability is further complicated by the fact that Penelope
The Benji and Nick Show – Space Precinct: The Fire Within Part 2 9th April, 2020 - In the next The Benji and Nick Show, the boys continue their chat about Space Precinct, a British television series first broadcast in 1994. Created by Gerry Anderson, Space Precinct is a mix of science fiction and police procedural set in the year 2040. Former NYPD detective Patrick Brogan, now a lieutenant with the Demeter
The Benji and Nick Show – Space Precinct: The Fire Within Part 1 2nd April, 2020 - In the next The Benji and Nick Show, the boys chat about Space Precinct, a British television series first broadcast in 1994. Created by Gerry Anderson, Space Precinct is a mix of science fiction and police procedural set in the year 2040. Former NYPD detective Patrick Brogan, now a lieutenant with the Demeter City police