2020 News

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
The Benji and Nick Show – Commentary: Doctor Who – The Sun Makers (part 3) 26th March, 2020 - In this week’s The Benji and Nick Show, Benji and Nick give their commentary on Episode 3 of Doctor Who: The Sun Makers (BBC 1977). Email them at podcast@nicholasbriggs.com
The Benji and Nick Show – Commentary: Doctor Who – Planet of the Daleks (part 2) 18th March, 2020 - In the next The Benji and Nick Show the boys continue their commentary on Doctor Who – Planet of the Daleks. Emails to podcast@nicholasbriggs.com
The Benji and Nick Show – Kids TV Special 5th March, 2020 - In the next The Benji and Nick Show, the boys discuss kids TV – from The Clangers to Bill & Ben, Bagpuss to Paddington… Emails to podcast@nicholasbriggs.com
The Benji and Nick Show – Commentary: Doctor Who – The Sun Makers (part 2) 27th February, 2020 - In the next The Benji and Nick Show the boys will be providing a commentary on part 2 of Doctor Who – The Sun Makers with Fourth Doctor – Tom Baker, Leela – Louise Jameson and K9 – John Leeson. First broadcast in 1977, The Sun Makers is set on Pluto where the Doctor and
The Benji and Nick Show – Commentary: Doctor Who – Planet of the Daleks (part 1) 22nd February, 2020 - This time on The Benji and Nick Show, the boys give a commentary on the first part of one of their favourite Doctor Who episodes, Planet of the Daleks. Emails to podcast@nicholasbriggs.com
The Benji and Nick Show – Star Trek and War 13th February, 2020 - In the forthcoming The Benji and Nick Show, Benji and Nick are chatting about what they’ve been watching such as The Stranger, StarTrek: Voyager, Our Friends in the North, Master and Commander and Midway. Emails to podcast@nicholasbriggs.com
The Benji and Nick Show – Edge of Darkness 6th February, 2020 - In this episode of The Benji and Nick Show, the boys discuss the TV series, Edge of Darkness, a mixture of crime drama and political thriller. First broadcast on BBC2 in 1985, Edge of Darkness was met with such widespread critical acclaim that within days it had earned a repeat on BBC1.
The Human Frontier – podcast extract 27th January, 2020 - Nick and Benji talk about Nick’s brand new creation, The Human Frontier, available for pre-order as an audio drama from the Big Finish Productions Originals range – https://www.bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-human-frontier-1780 You can listen to the podcast extract here: https://www.facebook.com/thebigfinish/videos/604547793441088/ The Human Frontier (podcast extract) 🔊 SOUND ON! Something new is coming to Big Finish: http://bgfn.sh/human HEAR Nicholas
The Benji and Nick Show – Commentary: Doctor Who – The Sun Makers (part 1) 23rd January, 2020 - In the next The Benji and Nick Show the boys will be providing a commentary on part 1 of Doctor Who – The Sun Makers with Fourth Doctor – Tom Baker, Leela – Louise Jameson and K9 – John Leeson. Emails to podcast@nicholasbriggs.com
The Benji and Nick Show – Doctor Who, Survivors, Broadchurch 18th January, 2020 - This week on The Benji and Nick Show, the boys are chatting about Broadchurch, Doctor Who and Survivors, amongst other things. Comments and podcast suggestions to podcast@nicholasbriggs.com
The Benji and Nick Show – The Avengers 10th January, 2020 - This week on The Benji and Nick Show the boys discuss The Avengers: The Man-Eater of Surrey Green in which Steed and Emma Peel arm themselves with plant killer for an unusual case… The Avengers is a British spy television series broadcast originally from 1961–1969. Emails to podcast@nicholasbriggs.com