This extra episode is an interview with the wonderful Neil Cole, curator and custodian of the Museum of Classic Science-Fi in Northumberland, recorded during my hols last week.
We talked about how the museum came to be, his long off-and-on re
Join Alex and Andy as they travel to Lanzarote (or is it Sarn?) for the penultimate Davison story Planet of Fire. What will they make of Peri's entrance and Turlough's exit? Why is this month's Dressed for Success such a bumper segment? How exa
It's joyful for Andy to be reunited with Alex again in their joint podcasting endeavour to watch and critique all of classic Doctor Who. The story is the Season 2 finale The Time Meddler which sees a new TARDIS crew and an unforgettable guest s
It's 1971 and Doctor Who is being reinvented for its 8th season! New companion! New recurring villain! New Autons! But what do Alex and Andy make of it?
While there is much love for a particular stunt sequence and the horribly decorated inter
Andy and Alex fall in love with Doctor Who all over again when they watch the first instalment of the Key to Time season. Andy takes us back to a dark time before even the Doctor Who Programme Guide existed while Alex is as happy as a 'babbit i
This month Andy and Alex turn their attention to another animated Troughton tale. While Andy shares his love of the cosy Harris residence and its Broken Sword-esque dinette, Alex gets on board with Robson's frustration at Harris's University ed
Alex and Andy watch the partially lost Troughton adventure The Faceless Ones. While Andy realises that there's more to this story than crouching beside aircraft wheels, Alex cottons on that this isn't Ben's first story!
Although they find muc
Happy New Year! Yes, its our first episode of 2021 in which we explore the Season 21 opener Warriors of the Deep. We are very pleased to be joined by the very lovely Martin (Andrew Ward) Holmes (Andy's 'A to Z of UK TV Drama' podcast co-host) a
The Christmas Special that very nearly wasn't! After losing most of our first recording of this episode - ironic given the episode we were reviewing is the most missing Doctor Who episode of them all - we proceeded undaunted and re-recorded our
In this episode Alex and Andy go right back to the first series of Doctor Who as the original TARDIS crew encounter The Sensorites. They enjoy Susan’s new-found strength but are aghast at the Doctor’s reaction. Andy shares his weird Ilona Rodge
A special extra episode of the pod in which Andy interviews Phoenix Andrews co-author of BBC Books' The Monster Vault (with Jonathan Morris).
As well as asking all the important questions (such as: Daleks or Cybermen?), Andy finds out how Pho
Andy and Alex get all nostalgic this month as they look back at one of the very first Who videos they owned and watched a gazillion times back in the day: the glorious Revenge of the Cybermen. Although it has plot-holes you could drive a cute l
In our 30th episode we travel back to 1966 and even further back to Culloden Moor for a tale of Jacobite intrigue which continues to flesh out the newly regenerated Second Doctor and introduces everyone's favourite piper: Jamie McCrimmon.
Andy and Alex find themselves on a truly surprising journey of discovery as they explore that classy Season 14 opener The Masque of Mandragora. The surprise chiefly comes in the form of their special guest, elder sister Anna, who has so much kn
It's back to those heady days of 1986 where news of Bonnie Langford's casting devastated Andy, and even 8-year-old Alex understood what a terrible threat to Doctor Who this irrepressible endlessly tap-dancing stage-school screamer posed. But wh
Andy and Alex are feeling 'a bit umpty' after their rewatch of the highly regarded Pertwee four-parter Carnival of Monsters. They have searching questions about an anachronistic dinosaur, if the disappearance of the SS Bernice remains a mystery
Alex and Andy hurtle through a Charged Vacuum Emboitement to enjoy the 1980 vampire-themed classic State of Decay. They revel in the clash of science and gothic horror, the relationship between the Doctor and Romana, and the intentional theatri
In their 25th episode Alex & Andy hurtle back to 1982 to the jungle paradise of Deva Loka where mystery boxes shouldn't be opened, you can't mend people and Nerys Hughes is practically perfect in every way.
In Kinda they find much to enjoy and
Episode 24 sees Andy and Alex Gond joined once again by Brian Gond as they talk about Robert Holmes first Doctor Who story The Krotons. Andy remembers his first experience of it during the Five Faces of Doctor Who season in 1981, while Alex rec
Hurtling back in time to November 1988, our 23rd episode sees us tackle the controversial 25th anniversary story Silver Nemesis and ask ourselves whether the poor reputation of the story is fair. Along the way we ask A LOT of questions such as:
In our 22nd episode we review the 1979 sequel to Genesis of the Daleks with a new Romana, a new Davros and, of course, the Movellans! Oh how much do we love the Movellans?! Honestly 'Movellan love-fest' would probably be a more appropriate titl
In our first episode of this new decade (gosh!)Alex and Andy adventurously start to explore the world of missing Doctor Who, beginning with the 1965 Hartnell historical The Myth Makers. Along the way they consider tragicomedy, Shakespearean ove
In our twentieth episode Alex and Andy are side-by-side again in NZ due to circumstances that neither would have wished for. Thanks to everyone who sent messages of love and support after hearing about Alex's car accident. She is now well on th
Celebrating 56 years of Doctor Who (and Joe Ahearne)this special episode reunites us with our old mate Brian Bowen as we trawl back through classic Doctor Who picking our favourite stories and runners up. There are plenty of surprises along the
All praise to the Great One!!! Episode 18 sees us celebrate the epic six-part Jon Pertwee swansong Planet of the Spiders as we 'Om Mane Padme Hum' alongside those burnt-out city types in Deepest Mummerset. Andy and Alex cast their minds back to
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