Doctor Who Russell T Davies in Conversation - BBC Radio Gloucestershire Dec 25 2008
This is an hour recording of a radio programme that was broadcast on December 25th and 26th 2008
which is called "Up Close and Personal". It was recorded at a 64k bitrate and converted to an MP3
by live Internet streaming and captured with Free Audio Recorder. While I am not sure when it was
actually recorded, I suspect it was before Christmas, as I seem to remember hearing Russell say
something about Christmas Day as if it were upcoming. This is the longest and most in depth
interview of Russell T. Davies that I am aware of. It is no longer available online and the
listen again feature does not work for the feature due to some "rights restrictions" nonsense.
To retain the feel of listening live, I have not edited anything and have left the file just as is,
so you will notice that it has a few minutes of lead in, complete with a traffic report.
During this hour Russell talks quite a bit about his career and at some point he is even joined by
Benjamin Cook, a fan whom has recently published a book about his E-Mail exchanges with Russell, in
relation to Doctor Who. Every once in a while the interview is paused while a small handful of
quite interesting music is played.
One must hear comes near the end where they play an absolutely insanely bizarre extended Doctor Who
theme from the Peter Davison era. No Doctor Who fan will be able to compose himself and resign to
only listening to that just once...