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Flight Through Entirety: A Doctor Who Podcast

Flight Through Entirety: A Doctor Who Podcast
Description:
Brendan, Richard, Todd and Nathan discuss the entire history of Doctor Who, season by season.

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Flight Through Entirety: A Doctor Who Podcast Statistics
Episodes:
428
Average Episode Duration:
0:0:58:07
Longest Episode Duration:
0:2:46:16
Total Duration of all Episodes:
17 days, 6 hours, 36 minutes and 17 seconds
Earliest Episode:
26 May 2014 (9:11am GMT)
Latest Episode:
8 December 2019 (6:09am GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
4 days, 17 hours, 22 minutes and 33 seconds

Flight Through Entirety: A Doctor Who Podcast Episodes

  • Saving the World with the Power of Podcasting

    8 December 2019 (6:09am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 53 minutes and 30 seconds

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    It’s the last episode of Series 3, so we’re walking the Earth and telling anyone who’ll stand still for long enough about our favourite television show in the whole world. It’s Last of the Time Lords.

    Notes and links

    Todd mentions the Voyager Reset Button™ — the overuse of the Reset Button Trope in Star Trek: Voyager. You can find a detailed fan complaint about this here.

    Picks of the week Todd

    This week, Todd wants you to go back and watch Tom Baker and Louise Jameson in The Invasion of Time, which we discussed in Episode 55: Timothy Dalton’s Pyjamas.

    James

    Quite rightly, James recommends Life on Mars, in which John Simm plays a present-day police officer who finds himself stranded back in 1973.

    Nathan

    Nathan wants you to read Sally Rugg’s How Powerful We Are: Behind the Scenes with One of Australia’s Leading Activists. It’s an account of the campaign for the YES vote for marriage equality in Australia, whose successful outcome was finally finalised almost exactly two years ago today.

    Richard

    And Richard recommends John Lanchester’s article in The London Review of Books, Good New Idea, in which he makes an argument for the introduction of a Universal Basic Income.

    Follow us

    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, James is @ohjamessellwood, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    We’re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we’ll give you a manly hug and dribble snot in your eye.

    And more

    You can find Jodie into Terror, our flashcast on Series 11 of Doctor Who, at jodieintoterror.com, at @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and wherever podcasts can be found.

    Our James Bond commentary podcast is called Bondfinger, and you can find that at bondfinger.com, at @bondfingercast on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else as well. We’ve run out of Bond films, but there’s plenty of 1960s spy-fi nonsense to keep us going until James Bond returns next April.



  • This Is What You Were Voting For

    1 December 2019 (10:25am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 52 minutes and 45 seconds

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    We’re on the run this week — skulking in shadows and eating chips while talking about the Master’s backstory and the deplorable state of British politics. Which is a normal Sunday for us, even when we’re not talking about The Sound of Drums.

    Notes and links

    Richard mentions an article from The Guardian called The west’s self-proclaimed custodians of democracy failed to notice it rotting away, published about a week before this episode was recorded.

    Broken News was a six-episode comedy series shown on BBC Two in 2005, which recreated the experience of channel surfing across a range of 24-hour news channels while some weird and incomprehensible news story is breaking. We love it.

    Follow us

    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, James is @ohjamessellwood, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    We’re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, chan or we’ll elbow our way into your insanely popular TV show and be much more fun and entertaining than you are.

    And more

    You can find Jodie into Terror, our flashcast on Series 11 of Doctor Who, at jodieintoterror.com, at @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and wherever podcasts can be found.

    Our James Bond commentary podcast is called Bondfinger, and you can find that at bondfinger.com, at @bondfingercast on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else as well. We’ve run out of Bond films, but there’s plenty of 1960s spy-fi nonsense to keep us going until James Bond returns next April.



  • On the Set with Dame Derek Jacobi

    24 November 2019 (9:19am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 49 minutes and 26 seconds

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    This week, we’re joined by TV’s Adam Richard to talk about Martha, the Master, Heather Locklear, Coronation Street and Russell’s original plans for the end of the season. And we also talk about a little Doctor Who episode that we like to call Utopia.

    Notes and links

    Scream of the Shalka was a Doctor Who story written by Paul Cornell and released by the BBC as a Flash animation in 2003. It starred Richard E Grant as the Doctor and Derek Jacobi as a weird robot version of the Master, who was kept captive in the Doctor’s TARDIS. It was released on DVD in 2013. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK) (Amazon AU).

    Derek Jacobi also plays the War Master in Big Finish’s The Master of Callous. Adam recommends it.

    Unlike so many Doctor Who YouTubers, Brendan loves Doctor Who. And what more proof of this do you need than his web series Say Something Nice, in which he goes through all of the lowest-rated Doctor Who episodes and says something nice about them. Bless him.

    Another Master, Geoffrey Beevers, joins Tom Baker in a battle of terribly mellifluous voices in Big Finish’s Death Match, whose key scene Brendan recreates expertly during this episode.

    And our final Master for the week is Alex Macqueen, who eventually reveals himself opposite Sylvester McCoy in the Big Finish story Dominion.

    The Future Kind are undoubtedly inspired by the Links in the final episode of Blakes 7 Series 3, Terminal, which you can now watch online in its entirety.

    And fans of SV-7 beating up a bunch of tiny seaweed Zygon monsters will also enjoy the Series 1 Blakes 7 episode, The Web.

    Follow us

    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, Brendan is @brandybongos and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    Adam is @adamrichard on Twitter, adamrichard on Instagram and Fabulous Adam Richard on Facebook. His website is at adamrichard.com. He has also appeared on Whovians, and he was one of the writers for Hard Quiz, both of which screened on ABC TV in Australia.

    We’re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, chan or we’ll completely forget our manners when you finally get round to introducing us to your parents tho.

    And more

    You can find Jodie into Terror, our flashcast on Series 11 of Doctor Who, at jodieintoterror.com, at @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and wherever podcasts can be found.

    Our James Bond commentary podcast is called Bondfinger, and you can find that at bondfinger.com, at @bondfingercast on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else as well. We’ve run out of Bond films, but there’s plenty of 1960s spy-fi nonsense to keep us going until James Bond returns next April.



  • Flirting Wittily

    17 November 2019 (7:15am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 3 minutes and 31 seconds

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    This week, we’re joined by Lizbeth Myles from Verity! podcast to discuss a terrifying romantic comedy about the brevity of human life. It’s called Blink. People seem to like it.

    Notes and links

    Nathan’s allusion to a Phrygian king at the start of the episode comes from a half-remembered story in Herodotus Book 2, in which the Egyptian king Psammetichus kept two children in isolation, believing that they would grow up speaking the oldest human language.

    This episode’s conceit and the name Sally Sparrow were first used by Stephen Moffat in a story in the Doctor Who Annual 2006 called What I Did in My Christmas Holidays by Sally Sparrow. You can read it here.

    And, of course, we never stop mentioning Stephen Moffat’s breakout TV show Coupling, which is essential viewing for Moffat fans (if somewhat problematic at times). Here’s what Elizabeth Sandifer had to say about it.

    Follow us

    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, Brendan is @brandybongos, and Liz is @LMMyles. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    You can also hear Liz on the Doctor Who podcast Verity!, which is on Twitter at @VerityPodcast; she can also be heard on the Hammer House of Podcast with Paul Cornell, which is at @HammerHousePod on Twitter.

    We’re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we’ll sneak into your house in 1969 and scrawl cryptic messages on your loungeroom wall.

    And more

    You can find Jodie into Terror, our flashcast on Series 11 of Doctor Who, at jodieintoterror.com, at @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and wherever podcasts can be found.

    Our James Bond commentary podcast is called Bondfinger, and you can find that at bondfinger.com, at @bondfingercast on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else as well. We’ve run out of Bond films, but there’s plenty of 1960s spy-fi nonsense to keep us going until James Bond returns next April.



  • Six Bullets

    10 November 2019 (8:35am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 59 minutes and 19 seconds

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    Simon, Todd and Nathan are still trapped in 1913, which is better, at least, than being trapped in chains, a collapsing galaxy, every mirror, or a scarecrow. With World War I on the horizon, all three of them await the answer to a single question: Will John Smith have the courage to leave the stage, so that the Doctor can confront The Family of Blood?

    Notes and links

    A group of scarecrows inflicted on the Doctor the horrifying fate of regenerating into Jon Pertwee in the 1969 Doctor Who comic The Night Walkers. The Fourth Doctor also met walking scarecrows in Tom Baker and Ian Marter’s Doctor Who movie treatment Doctor Who Meets Scratchman, novelised by James Goss in 2019.

    When The Family of Blood was released in 2007, Harry Lloyd was playing Will Scarlett in the BBC’s Robin Hood (which also starred Patrick Troughton’s grandson Sam). He can be seen in this episode’s corresponding Doctor Who Confidential episode, looking very sweet and just ever-so-slightly stoned.

    The Inner Light is a highly regarded episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation, in which Captain Picard, in the blink of an eye, lives an entire life as a Californian hippie whose community is devastated by the effects of climate change.

    Picks of the week Todd

    Wisely, Todd recommends watching Horror of Fang Rock. You could also listen to our Horror of Fang Rock episode, The Practical Problem with Leaving Someone Alive.

    Simon

    Simon recommends taking a look at Jessica Hynes in another role, in the BBC sitcom W1A, set in the BBC itself. It’s on Netflix in the US, probably, but not in Australia, where it used to be available on iView but isn’t any longer. In the UK, its on Amazon Prime Instant Video. Television is delightful in 2019, isn’t it?

    Nathan

    Of course, Nathan recommends Paul Cornell’s original novel. He thinks Chapter 8 is particularly good. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK) (Amazon AU).

    Follow us

    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby, and Simon Moore can be found at Fine Music 102.5. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    We’re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or the next time you try to serve us lobster thermidor for dinner, we will overreact in the most terrifying and poetic way.

    And more

    You can find Jodie into Terror, our flashcast on Series 11 of Doctor Who, at jodieintoterror.com, at @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and wherever podcasts can be found.

    Our James Bond commentary podcast is called Bondfinger, and you can find that at bondfinger.com, at @bondfingercast on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else as well. We’ve run out of Bond films, but there’s plenty of 1960s spy-fi nonsense to keep us going until James Bond returns next April.



  • Dropped into Downton Abbey

    3 November 2019 (3:46am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 46 minutes and 55 seconds

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    Well, the Doctor has been exiled to Earth again, but instead of hobnobbing with lizard men, he’s spending his time flirting with Matron and delivering incredibly tedious history lessons. There’s some indefensible name-dropping in this episode, but after all, that’s just Human Nature.

    Buy the story!

    You all have actual video of this episode on disc already, I imagine, so here are some links to Paul Cornell’s original Virgin New Adventure. It’s very good, and even better in places. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK) (Amazon AU).

    Notes and links

    In honour of Simon’s return to the podcast, here’s the TV Tropes entry for the Kick the Dog trope, in which a villainous character confirms their villainy by doing something pointlessly cruel early on in the narrative.

    It’s been a while since we mentioned that the entirety of Blakes 7 is available to watch for free on YouTube, so here’s a link to the episode Nathan mentions, Series 2 Episode 2, Shadow.

    Follow us

    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby, James is @ohjamessellwood, and Simon Moore can be found at Fine Music 102.5. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    We’re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we’ll get you a detention by deliberately including several obscure Roman obscenities in your Latin prose composition homework.

    And more

    You can find Jodie into Terror, our flashcast on Doctor Who’s most recent season, at jodieintoterror.com, at @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and wherever podcasts can be found.

    Our James Bond commentary podcast is called Bondfinger, and you can find that at bondfinger.com, at @bondfingercast on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else as well. We’ve run out of Bond films, but there’s plenty of 1960s spy-fi nonsense to keep us going until next April (turns out).



  • I Believe Beryl Reid as a Freighter Captain

    27 October 2019 (7:05am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 42 minutes and 0 seconds

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    This week, we hop aboard the SS Pentallian just in time for it to start plummeting into the heart of a blazing sun. And so while we wait for our inevitable incineration, we answer trivia questions about Bananarama, forget everyone’s names, throw shade on the Captain’s marriage, and spend far too much time crawling around the ship, gurning and gnashing our teeth. Fortunately, it’s all over in 42 minutes.

    Notes and links

    The 1972 film Solaris, based on Stanislaw Lem’s 1961 novel, features — spoiler alert! — a sentient ocean on an alien planet.

    Fans of real-time narrative in cinema will also enjoy Run Lola Run (1998), Fail-Safe (1964), and The Set-Up (1949); United 93 is also good, but might be more difficult to enjoy.

    Lis Sladen gets to do some much more enjoyable possessed-by-aliens acting in the third story of the first season of The Sarah Jane Adventures, Warriors of Kudlak.

    And there’s coffee in that (sentient) nebula in the sixth episode of Star Trek: Voyager, The Cloud.

    Follow us

    Brendan is on Twitter as @brandybongos, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby, and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    We’re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we’ll hide your iPhone just out of reach on a ledge outside a second-story window.

    And more

    You can find Jodie into Terror, our flashcast on Doctor Who’s most recent season, at jodieintoterror.com, at @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and wherever podcasts can be found.

    Our James Bond commentary podcast is called Bondfinger, and you can find that at bondfinger.com, at @bondfingercast on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else as well. We’ve run out of Bond films, but we’ve found a way of keeping ourselves amused until next August.



  • Some Custard Pies and a Few Harsh Words

    20 October 2019 (4:33am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 48 minutes and 15 seconds

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    This week, we’re hosting our first ever black-tie function, and you’re all invited! Nathan’s scoffing all the canapés, Brendan keeps being mistaken for the waiter, and somewhere upstairs is a roaring and slavering Colin Neal, who will join us later — we hope — to discuss The Lazarus Experiment.

    Notes and links

    Brendan compares the Lazarus monster (favourably) to the deplorably bad CGI Scorpion King played by Rock “the Dwayne” Johnson in The Mummy Returns. (Some dedicated VFX nerds on YouTube have been kind enough to fix this.)

    Fans of Adjoa Andoh will also enjoy her turns in RTD’s Wizards vs. Aliens and Cucumber.

    Guga Mbatha-Raw appeared in the Series 3 Black Mirror episode San Junipero. She also played Ophelia to Jude Law’s Hamlet in a production in the West End and on Broadway in 2009 — she is interviewed about it here.

    Follow us

    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, Brendan is @brandybongos, and Colin is @colin_neal. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    We’re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we’ll keep making inappropriate and suggestive remarks about how lovely you smell.

    And more

    You can find Jodie into Terror, our flashcast on Doctor Who’s most recent season, at jodieintoterror.com, at @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and wherever podcasts can be found.

    Our James Bond commentary podcast is called Bondfinger, and you can find that at bondfinger.com, at @bondfingercast on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else as well. We’ve run out of Bond films, but somehow that hasn’t stopped us.



  • A Long Tradition of Doctor Who Monsters That in Some Way Resemble Human Genitalia

    13 October 2019 (3:57am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 41 minutes and 6 seconds

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    This week, we reluctantly come to the conclusion that both the Human Factor and the Dalek Factor are just a little bit rubbish. Which means that there can only really be one possible outcome of the Evolution of the Daleks.

    Notes and links

    The script for this episode is clever enough to borrow from David Whitaker, the Doctor Who script editor who wrote the cleverest Dalek stories from the 1960s. To find out more about him, have a listen to our episode on Evil of the Daleks, which is Episode 13: Airwick Gatport.

    James identifies one of the influences on this story as a period-appropriate adaptation of The Island of Dr Moreau called Island of Lost Souls (1932), starring Charles Laughton as Dr Moreau.

    And last of all, our founder and dear friend Brendan has revived his YouTube channel and is producing huge quantities of fantastic content every day now. Please like and subscribe.

    Picks of the week James

    James wants you to watch Frankenstein James Whale’s classic Universal film Frankenstein, which is undoubtedly an influence on this story. After that, you should immediately go and watch Bride of Frankenstein. Finally, you can round all that off with a read through Paul Magrs’s series of novels, the Brenda and Effie Mysteries, in which the Bride of Frankenstein, who now runs a B & B in Whitby, solves supernatural mysteries with her friend Effie. Audiobook versions are also available, brought to life by our very own Anne Reid.

    Peter

    Peter wants us to curl up on the sofa and re-visit Blood Harvest, a Virgin New Adventures novel by Terrance Dicks, and a sequel to his TV story State of Decay.

    Richard

    Richard wants only what’s best for us, and so he thinks we should all pour a small glass of whisky, draw the curtains, switch on the turntable and listen to Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue. Because we should.

    Nathan

    Nathan was not allowed to pick Russell T Davies Years and Years again, even though it screens in Australia on SBS starting on 6 November. Instead, he wants you to read Eric Saward’s novelisation of Resurrection of the Daleks, which is every bit as good as you might expect.

    Follow us

    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, James is @ohjamessellwood, Richard is @RichardLStone and Peter is nowhere to be found. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    We’re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we’ll force you to read our lengthy post on Gallifrey Base which explains in leaden detail that this episode has no idea about how DNA actually works.

    And more

    You can find Jodie into Terror, our flashcast on Doctor Who’s most recent season, at jodieintoterror.com, at @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and wherever podcasts can be found.

    Our James Bond commentary podcast is called Bondfinger, and you can find that at bondfinger.com, at @bondfingercast on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else as well. We’ve run out of Bond films, but somehow that hasn’t stopped us.



  • The Big Busby Berkeley Number

    6 October 2019 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 46 minutes and 9 seconds

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    This week, we learn that the mortal enemy of showtunes is capitalism, that the mortal enemy of some Doctor Who fans is fun, and that the mortal enemy of the Doctor has descended upon Depression-Era New York in an exciting new thematic guise. The show must go on, in spite of the Daleks in Manhattan.

    Notes and links

    The idea of the City as a hostile, inhuman place is found in Fritz Lang’s masterpiece of German expressionist cinema Metropolis (1927) and the terrifying version of 1980 depicted in Just Imagine (1930). Both of these are inspired by the looming monuments of architect Hugh Ferriss’s cityscapes.

    On a lighter note, Busby Berkeley choreographed lavish dance number for both Broadway and Hollywood during the era of the earliest move musical. Take a look at some examples here.

    Andrew Garfield’s big break wasn’t that superhero film at all: it was his film début, Boy A (2007).

    It’s been some time since we did this, so here’s a link to El Sandifer’s discussion of this entire story on TARDIS Eruditorum.

    Follow us

    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, James is @ohjamessellwood, Richard is @RichardLStone and Peter is nowhere to be found. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    We’re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we’ll wander on stage during your big musical number and knock over several of your less talented dancing girls.

    And more

    You can find Jodie into Terror, our flashcast on Doctor Who’s most recent season, at jodieintoterror.com, at @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and wherever podcasts can be found.

    Our James Bond commentary podcast is called Bondfinger, and you can find that at bondfinger.com, at @bondfingercast on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else as well. We’ve run out of Bond films, but somehow that hasn’t stopped us.



  • Deeply Platonic

    29 September 2019 (7:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 58 minutes and 42 seconds

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    This week, Brendan’s high on Honesty, James is driving naked, and Nathan can’t stop scratching himself for some reason, while special guest star Erik Stadnik brings some philosophy and literary criticism to our discussion of Gridlock.

    Notes and links

    Fans of David Tennant massively overplaying the Doctor’s enthusiasm will also enjoy his audiobook reading of The Stone Rose by Jacqueline Rayner. (Audible US) (Audible UK) (Audible AU)

    Simon and Nathan discuss realism in Doctor Who — and in Gridlock in particular — in our The Girl in the Fireplace episode, Episode 151: Tropes, for Want of a Better Word.

    Plato’s allegory of the Cave can be found at the start of Book 7 of The Republic, 514a–520a.

    The actor who plays Valerie in Gridlock and Bill’s foster mother Moira in Series 10 also had a small part in RTD’s series The Second Coming, which stars Christoper Eccleston in the title role and which is very definitely worth watching.

    Brendan’s morbid fear of Tractators is recounted in some detail in our Frontios episode, Episode 94: Not Allowed to Watch That One.

    The very first people to get addicted to Bliss are described by Homer in Odyssey 9.82–115.

    Russell T Davies’ first draft of this episode can be found on page 63 of Monsters and Villains (2005) by Justin Richards.

    Erik’s podcasts are The Real McCoy and The Writers’ Room, so you should all subscribe to them immediately, of course.

    Follow us

    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, James is @ohjamessellwood, Brendan is @brandybongos, and Erik is @sjcAustenite. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    We’re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or the next time you come with us for a drive you won’t believe what’s on the lunch menu.

    And more

    You can find Jodie into Terror, our flashcast on Doctor Who’s most recent season, at jodieintoterror.com, at @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and wherever podcasts can be found.

    Our James Bond commentary podcast is called Bondfinger, and you can find that at bondfinger.com, at @bondfingercast on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else as well. We’ve run out of Bond films, but somehow that hasn’t stopped us.



  • It’s Neither of Them

    22 September 2019 (10:58am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 2 minutes and 28 seconds

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    This week, we’re joined by Pete Lambert and Conrad Westmaas for a social history of Elizabethan England, a whirlwind tour of the life and works of Shakespeare, and some serious criticism of Martha’s taste in men. It’s Tuesday, so this must be Hamlet — it’s The Shakespeare Code.

    Notes and links

    Conrad has two recommendations for you. For a straightforward guide to Shakespeare’s life and works, see Emma Smith’s This is Shakespeare.

    And for an equally useful introduction to Shakespeare, here’s Julian and Sandy’s Bona Bookshop.

    For a history of some of the African immigrants living in London in this period, Pete recommends Miranda Kaufmann’s Black Tudors.

    Follow us

    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, Brendan is @brandybongos, Pete is @Prof_Quiteamess and Conrad is @HairoftheHound_. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    We’re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we will do such things — what they are yet I know not — but they shall be the terrors of the earth.

    And more

    You can find Jodie into Terror, our flashcast on _Doctor Who_’s most recent season, at jodieintoterror.com, at @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and wherever podcasts can be found.

    Our James Bond commentary podcast is called Bondfinger, and you can find that at bondfinger.com, at @bondfingercast on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else as well. We’ve run out of Bond films, but somehow that hasn’t stopped us.



  • The Tara King Confidence

    15 September 2019 (9:18am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 49 minutes and 16 seconds

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    And we’re back! It’s a new year for Doctor Who, and there’s a new companion, with a new mother who will at some point slap him in the face. But until then, it’s all about a bunch of rhinos menacing a hospital on the moon, which is just the kind of premise literally any TV show would come up with. Welcome aboard, Smith and Jones.

    Notes and links

    It’s a scientific fact that San Junipero is the only episode of Black Mirror in existence which won’t reinforce your hatred of humanity in general and everyone in the world in particular. And Gugu Mbatha-Raw is spectacular in it. Watch it.

    We will be mentioning Years and Years every week until we finally get to The Eleventh Hour. Anne Reid stars.

    (Our Australian listeners should keep an eye on SBS, which has reportedly bought the series. Maybe.)

    An exhaustive search has unearthed a copy of one of the Zovirax ads referenced in this episode.

    The Judoon will return in The Sarah Jane Adventures Series 3 story Prisoner of the Judoon. They fit right in. (I miss that show. It’s great.)

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    We’re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or you’ll never see your daughter in Florida again. Unless you actually have a daughter in Florida, in which case please give her our love.

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    Our James Bond commentary podcast is called Bondfinger, and you can find that at bondfinger.com, at @bondfingercast on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else as well. Surprising, we’re still going even though we’ve completely run out of Bond films.



  • That’s Not Even a Proper Commentary

    28 July 2019 (5:50am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 5 minutes and 2 seconds

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    It’s Christmas in July and an apocalyptically hot day in London. Still, Nathan, James, Todd and Nathan have been cordially invited to attend the wedding of that guy off EastEnders and the incomparable Catherine Tate. Things don’t go quite according to plan. It’s The Runaway Bride.

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    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, James is @ohjamessellwood, Todd is @toddbeilby, and Peter still can’t be persuaded to open a Twitter account. Very wise. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    We’re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we’ll ask you to be our bridesmaid so that we can dress you up in something that makes you look like an angry apricot.

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    Our James Bond commentary podcast is called Bondfinger, and you can find that at bondfinger.com, at @bondfingercast on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else as well.



  • Past Master at the Double Commentary

    7 July 2019 (2:00am GMT)
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    This week, we head back to the planet Necros to revisit Doctor Who’s most entertaining funeral: we’re joined by healers, cosmeticians, mercenaries and a great, big bomb — but you should definitely avoid the canapés at the wake. This one’s certainly a revelation, a Revelation of the Daleks.

    Buy the story!

    Revelation of the Daleks was released on DVD in 2005/2006. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK)

    Notes and links

    You can find a more conventional discussion of this story in Episode 105: Famous Miserable Bastard, released in March 2017.

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    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, James is @ohjamessellwood, Todd is @toddbeilby, Richard is @RichardLStone, and Peter isn’t on Twitter at all. Sad. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    We’re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we’ll turn up to your perpetual instatement picking our noses.

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    You can find Jodie into Terror, our flashcast on Doctor Who’s most recent season, at jodieintoterror.com, at @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and wherever podcasts can be found.

    Our James Bond commentary podcast is called Bondfinger, and you can find that at bondfinger.com, at @bondfingercast on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else as well.



  • Probably in a Better Place Than When She Started

    16 June 2019 (10:46am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 3 minutes and 52 seconds

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    It’s the end of twenty-first century Doctor Who’s difficult second album, and the end of the entirety of the Piper Era, so we’ve decided to do this whole episode in our best fake London accents. Will we find more to talk about than just the Battle of the Teeth?

    Notes and links

    Late last year, Nathan and Todd were generously invited by David and Rob to appear on an episode of The Doctor Who Show called The Podcast of Decision, for some reason. Check it out.

    Nathan mentions Johnny Spandrell’s reservations about School Reunion, but you can read about them yourself in his blog post on the episode. And while you’re on his blog Randomwhoness, you can also read his take on just about every other Doctor Who story as well.

    Nathan appears with JR Southall on Starburst’s now-defunct podcast The Blue Box Podcast, which you can still find on Apple Podcasts. In that particular episode, Steven Moffat Versus the Antipodes, JR and his guests fail to talk about their favourite era of Doctor Who, and talk instead about the pros and cons of the Stephen Moffat era.

    And for the second week in a row, James gushes about Big Finish‘s Torchwood One series, starring Tracy-Ann Oberman and Gareth David-Lloyd.

    After recording our episode on The Idiot’s Lantern, James and Nathan watched Agony and Agony Again, starring Maureen Lipman as harried agony aunt and TV host, Jane Lucas.

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    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, James is @ohjamessellwood, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    We’re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we’ll storm into your favourite show and become more sexy and popular than anyone has ever been before. That’ll teach you.

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    You can find Jodie into Terror, our flashcast on Doctor Who’s most recent season, at jodieintoterror.com, at @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and wherever podcasts can be found.

    Our James Bond commentary podcast is called Bondfinger, and you can find that at bondfinger.com, at @bondfingercast on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else as well.



  • That Which Is Missing

    9 June 2019 (10:48am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 59 minutes and 9 seconds

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    This week, the whole world will soon end in a fiery cataclysm, which has nothing much to do with the podcast, but is probably worth mentioning at this point. Meanwhile, robots from the 1960s are wrangling about something, while an iconic love story comes to a final end. For now. Welcome to Doomsday.

    Notes and links

    You can find Tracy-Ann Oberman on Twitter at @TracyAnnO. She’s fabulous.

    We’ve mentioned Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials before: Russell borrows from it liberally for this season’s arc. It’s an incredible series of books, soon to become a BBC television series, starring James McAvoy and Lin-Manuel Miranda. There’s even a trailer for you to enjoy.

    And, of course, our regular reminder that you should read RTD’s The Writer’s Tale, which is Russell’s own account of his time running Doctor Who. Amazingly honest and insightful. A must read.

    Nathan recommends reading Steven Moffat’s novelisation of The Day of the Doctor. It’s amazing.

    Picks of the week Todd

    Todd is firing up his Blu-Ray player to remind himself of his childhood fear of the Cybermen. It’s Revenge of the Cybermen, which we cover in Episode 36: A Sociopathic Child.

    Richard

    Richard’s characteristically highbrow suggestion is The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), directed by Michael Powell and starring Roger Livesey and Deborah Kerr, who plays no less than three separate love interests throughout the film. Winston Churchill hated it, so it is definitely well worth a look.

    James

    James suggests the two Big Finish box sets in the Torchwood One series — Before the Fall and Machines, starring Tracy-Ann Oberman and Gareth David-Lloyd.

    Nathan

    Nathan wants you to spend a few hours catching up on Random Whoness — a blog in which our friend Johnny Spandrell watches the entirety of Doctor Who in a random order, managing to find exciting new takes on each story.

    Follow us

    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, James is @ohjamessellwood, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    We’re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we’ll snatch you from your everyday life, whisk you around time and space, fall in love with you, and abandon you in a parallel universe with no one to care for you apart from a vastly improved version of your entire family. We’re kind of bastards really.

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    You can find Jodie into Terror, our flashcast on Doctor Who’s most recent season, at jodieintoterror.com, at @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and wherever podcasts can be found.

    Our James Bond commentary podcast is called Bondfinger, and you can find that at bondfinger.com, at @bondfingercast on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else as well.



  • Granddad Prentis Hancock

    2 June 2019 (6:12am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 47 minutes and 15 seconds

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    This week, Nathan’s hiding in a sarcophagus, James is transfixed by a giant ball, Todd keeps trying to lure his workmates into the next office, and Richard just wishes Tracy-Ann Oberman would do a better job with her hair — while all around them, Cybermen are busily pressing themselves into the skin of the universe. Our flight through Series 2 is nearly at an end, so it’s time to face an entire Army of Ghosts

    Notes and links

    As often happens, Nathan mentions El Sandifer’s blog, so it’s probably time we linked to it again. It’s at Eruditorum Press, where you can find her takes on the history of Doctor Who from the very beginning — she’s currently working her way through Series 10.

    Doctor Who Meets Scratchman was a Doctor Who movie idea developed in the 1970s by Tom Baker: it would have guest starred Vincent Price and Twiggy. Last year it was released as a novelisation written by James Goss.

    This will undoubtedly come up again, but Big Finish has released a series of stories set in the London branch of Torchwood before it was destroyed by the Cybermen. The first box set is called Torchwood One: Before the Fall.

    Russell T Davies’s new series is currently screening on BBC One. It’s called Years and Years, it’s funny and heartwarming, and it deftly captures the daily feelings of impending catastrophe experienced by anyone unfortunate enough to have survived this far into late capitalism. Highly recommended.

    Richard makes reference to the alarming fact that in Colony in Space, the head of IMC was originally going to be a leather-clad Susan Jameson, before this idea was vetoed by the BBC Head of Serials.

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    We’re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we’ll come around to your workplace and applaud condescendingly at you while your trying to catch a quick mid-afternoon nap.

    And more

    You can find Jodie into Terror, our flashcast on Doctor Who’s most recent season, at jodieintoterror.com, at @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and wherever podcasts can be found.

    Our James Bond commentary podcast is called Bondfinger, and you can find that at bondfinger.com, at @bondfingercast on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. We’re now out of James Bond films to comment on, we’re planning to keep going with other stuff, for some reason.



  • Most Punchable Moment

    26 May 2019 (10:47am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 59 minutes and 23 seconds

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    This week, children are disappearing from the streets, while the people at number 20 are taking delivery of huge numbers of Derwent Lakeland pencils. It’s no wonder, really, that everyone around here seems to Fear Her.

    Notes and links

    Like pretty much everyone else in Australia, Brendan expected the Prime Minister to lose office between the recording of this episode and its actual release. Surprisingly through, the “government” headed by self-satisfied sack of ham Scott Morrison was re-elected mere days ago, which means that Morrison will be still available to advocate for the much-neglected male gender during next year’s International Women’s Day.

    Ghostwatch was a mockumentary about a haunted suburban house which was screened on Halloween 1992 to 11 million credulous BBC viewers. It led to thousands of complaints, and was blamed for the death of a teenage viewer. You can watch screenwriter Stephen Volk’s TEDx talk about it.

    While we were recording this episode, Doctor Who fans were angry that the creators of the animated version of The Macra Terror had omitted a hilarious scene where the Doctor (Patrick Troughton) was neated up and re-shevelled by one of the Colony’s refreshment machines. For the record, we are now angry about a Judoon with a mohawk, and we plan to move on to something new next week.

    Nathan mentions a film about a fevered child who finds herself trapped in fever dreams created by her own drawings. That film is Paperhouse (1988), and it’s available in HD on YouTube. So go and watch it — it’s terrifying. (It’s based on a somewhat less terrifying book called Marianne Dreams (1958) by Catherine Storr.

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    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley and Brendan is @brandybongos. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast

    Daniel is one of the hosts of the [New to Who][new2who] podcast, which discusses Classic Doctor Who stories and introduces the Classic series to new fans. You can follow New to Who on Twitter at @NewToWhoPodcast.

    We’re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we’ll wander into your kitchen and absentmindedly lick all your condiments.

    And more

    You can find Jodie into Terror, our flashcast on Doctor Who’s most recent season, at jodieintoterror.com, at @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and wherever podcasts can be found.

    Our James Bond commentary podcast is called Bondfinger, and you can find that at bondfinger.com, at @bondfingercast on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. We’re now out of James Bond films to comment on, we’re planning to keep going with other stuff: in fact, there will definitely be a new episode in the next day or two.



  • LINDA for Short

    19 May 2019 (10:10am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 25 minutes and 47 seconds

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    So we’d all meet up, every week, and we’d talk about the Doctor for a bit. But after a while, Bridget started cooking. Next thing you know, Mister Skinner started his readings, because he was writing his own novel. As time went on, we got to know each other better and better. Then it turned out that Bridget could play the piano, and I confessed my love of ELO. Next thing you know —

    In this week’s Doctor Who–lite episode of Flight Through Entirety, Nathan, Brendan and Max reminisce about our own experiences as members of LINDA, before tackling one of Doctor Who’s stranger, darker and madder episodes: Love & Monsters.

    Notes and links

    Watch Peter Capaldi writhe in embarrassment as Graham Norton confronts him with the evidence of his horrifically geeky past. Sigh. We don’t deserve him.

    Capaldi also sends some fan art to Doctor Who comic artist Rachael Stott, who takes to Twitter to squee to the heavens, as well she might.

    Nathan mentions his favourite Doctor Who commentary, in which RTD, Steven Moffat and David Tennant geek out about Silence in the Library. I’m sure you’ll be able to find it lying around somewhere.

    David Tennant takes a week off gurning to create one of the best episodes ever of Doctor Who ConfidentialDo you remember the first time? — in which he interviews members of the cast and crew about their earliest experiences of Doctor Who. You can probably find a cut-down version of this on the Series 3 box set: it originally aired alongside fan favourite Blink.

    As a child, Brendan read and re-read Cornell, Day and Topping’s Discontinuity Guide, which now forms part of the old BBC Cult Doctor Who website.

    As a child, Max read and re-read Russell T Davies’s The Writer’s Tale, which inspired him to study screenwriting at university.

    Way back in 2006, Brendan created two videos to play at the Doctor Who Club of Australia’s fan events celebrating Series 2. You can find them here and here. You can subscribe to Brendan’s YouTube channel here.

    Star Trek: The Next Generation was a bit less generous and affectionate in its depiction of fans. Exhibit A: the Pakleds, and Exhibit B: Reg Barclay (who everyone secretly loves).

    Story 4X is Image of the Fendahl.

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    We’re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or steal all your best moves next time you try chatting someone up at the laundrette.

    And more

    You can find Jodie into Terror, our flashcast on Doctor Who’s most recent season, at jodieintoterror.com, at @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and wherever podcasts can be found.

    Our James Bond commentary podcast is called Bondfinger, and you can find that at bondfinger.com, at @bondfingercast on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. We’re now out of James Bond films to comment on, we’re planning to keep going with other stuff: in fact, there’s every chance of a new episode some time next week.



  • Some Vicars

    12 May 2019 (7:37am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 50 minutes and 58 seconds

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    In this week’s earnest Radio National podcast episode, Nathan, Peter and Todd discuss religion, the concept of Satan, the nature of human evil, and a proposed Marxist reading of the plight of the Ood. Plus, an episode of a children’s science fiction series called The Satan Pit.

    Notes and links

    We mention a lot of tropes from the Hinchcliffe Era of Doctor Who, and so to brush up on this, you will probably want to listen to New to Who‘s recent Hinchcliffe overview.

    Further Hinchcliffe tropes are discussed in our episode on Pyramids of Mars, which also features a star turn from Gabriel Woolf as the Devil. Take a listen: it’s Episode 39: He’s Always a Villain.

    And still more Hinchcliffe shenanigans abound in our Hand of Fear episode, which is called — fairly appropriately — Not Sufficiently Executed Enough.

    And I found the video of that Very Special Episode of The Weakest Link which screened just before the début of Series 3 and starred David Tennant, John Barrowman, Camille Coduri, Noel Clarke and a bunch of guest stars from Series 2. You must watch this.

    Picks of the week Todd

    Quite rightly, Todd recommends that you should watch The Creature from the Pit. After that, you should of course listen to our episode on that story, There Shall Be No Fire.

    Peter

    Peter recommends a satirical science fiction series on YouTube Premium — Weird City.

    Nathan

    And finally, Nathan recommends the Netflix series Russian Doll, which stars and was co-created by Natasha Lyonne from Orange is the New Black.

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    We’re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we’ll completely forget your name when we deliver your eulogy.

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    You can find Jodie into Terror, our flashcast on Doctor Who’s most recent season, at jodieintoterror.com, at @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and wherever podcasts can be found.

    Our James Bond commentary podcast is called Bondfinger, and you can find that at bondfinger.com, at @bondfingercast on Twitter, on Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. We’re now out of James Bond films to comment on, we’re planning to keep going with other stuff, much like Captain Cook from The Greatest Show in the Galaxy.



  • A Very Long Tone Meeting

    5 May 2019 (5:19am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 48 minutes and 21 seconds

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    This week, we’re orbiting around a black hole talking about flat-pack furniture and making lewd comments about security guards, while all around us the kitchen staff are gearing up for a massive attack on God himself. I suppose that’s why they call it The Impossible Planet.

    Notes and links

    You can find James Moran, the writer of The Fires of Pompeii on Twitter at @JamesMoran. He seems nice.

    Tat Wood’s About Time 7 discusses all of the stories of Series 1 and 2 of Doctor Who, and has many negative things to say about this story. On the other hand, if you read it, you can safely skip about 30 episodes of Flight Through Entirety, including this one. So there’s that.

    Follow us

    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby, and Peter is strictly only available in meatspace. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    We’re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we’ll hire Gabriel Woolf to broadcast terrifying threats into your room of an evening when you’re just trying to get on with your work.

    And more

    You can find Jodie into Terror, our flashcast on Doctor Who’s most recent season, at jodieintoterror.com, at @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, and on Apple Podcasts.

    Our James Bond commentary podcast is called Bondfinger, and you can find that at bondfinger.com, at @bondfingercast on Twitter, and on Apple Podcasts. We’ve run out of James Bond films to comment on, but don’t worry, that hasn’t stopped us.



  • Put a Glaze On

    28 April 2019 (10:35am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 51 minutes and 39 seconds

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    It’s Coronation Day, and so Nathan, James and Richard have invited TV’s Adam Richard over to join us on the sofa, so that we can watch the festivities in comfort while Maureen Lipman slowly pulls our faces off. God save the Queen, everyone — it’s The Idiot’s Lantern.

    Notes and links

    Maureen Lipman is perhaps most famous for her play Re-Joyce!, in which she plays Joyce Grenfell, a famous writer and performer in British film and television in the middle of the twentieth century. You can see Lipman playing Greenfell here.

    Muffin the Mule was broadcast live by the BBC from Alexandra Palace from 1946 to 1952. It looks miserable.

    Nathan and Adam both have fond memories of Maureen Lipman’s ITV sitcom Agony, which ran for three seasons 1979 to 1981. Nathan has since found the box set on Amazon (US) (UK). The BBC brought the show back in 1995 as Agony Again.

    James likes to imagine a sentient version of Billie Piper’s Day and Night chasing people to their doom in an earlier version of this episode’s script. And why not?

    Jackie O and Kyle Sandilands are fairly regrettable morning DJs at Sydney radio station KIIS 1065. Probably best not to follow the link, really.

    Jodie Whittaker is ridiculously funny and charismatic in her episode of David Tennant Does a Podcast With. You can listen to it here.

    Professor Stream is absolutely in no way an anagram of the Master in Christopher H Bidmead’s Big Finish story The Hollows of Time.

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    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, James is @ohjamessellwood, and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    Adam is @adamrichard on Twitter, adamrichard on Instagram and Fabulous Adam Richard on Facebook. His website is at adamrichard.com. You can also see him on Whovians, and he is one of the writers for Hard Quiz, both of which screen on ABC TV in Australia.

    In a deleted scene from this episode, which will be included in a future Blu-ray box set, Adam mentions Outland, a sitcom about gay Doctor Who fans, which Adam co-created and starred in. We all loved it to death — we felt very represented. Plus it was really funny.

    We’re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we’ll sneak into your how and upgrade all your phone apps so that you will no longer be able to find the Facebook angry react button.

    And more

    You can find Jodie into Terror, our flashcast on Doctor Who’s most recent season, at jodieintoterror.com, at @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, and on Apple Podcasts.

    Our James Bond commentary podcast is called Bondfinger, and you can find that at bondfinger.com, at @bondfingercast on Twitter, and on Apple Podcasts. We’ve run out of James Bond films to comment on, but don’t worry, that hasn’t stopped us.



  • Delicious Fascism

    21 April 2019 (6:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 52 minutes and 23 seconds

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    This week, we’re all marching into Battersea Power Station to be sawn into pieces and to have our firmware upgraded. Which is just business as usual for Britain in The Age of Steel.

    Notes and links

    Fans of the world being destroyed by British SF writers will enjoy The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells, and The Day of the Triffids, The Kraken Wakes and The Chrysalids by John Wyndham.

    Fans of fanwank about Cybermen will enjoy Cyberleader David Banks’s giant coffee-table masterpiece Doctor Who: Cybermen, which was published in 1990.

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    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, Richard is @RichardLStone, and Brendan is @brandybongos. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    We’re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we’ll sneak into your how and upgrade all your phone apps so that you will no longer be able to find the Facebook angry react button.

    Picks of the week Brendan

    Fans of the Cybermen — and that’s everyone, isn’t it? — will also enjoy the Big Finish range Cyberman, which consists of a rapidly-multiplying series of box sets, as usual.

    Richard

    Richard recommends Connie Willis’s Oxford Time Travel series, which consists of four books set in Oxford in the 2060s, where historians travel back in time to research the past.

    Nathan

    Nathan recommends Netflix original series Sex Education, starring Gillian Anderson: a high-school comedy-drama about sex and relationships. Really funny and warm and clever, and surprisingly sex-positive.

    And more

    You can find Jodie into Terror, our flashcast on Doctor Who’s most recent season, at jodieintoterror.com, at @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, and on Apple Podcasts.

    Our James Bond commentary podcast is called Bondfinger, and you can find that at bondfinger.com, at @bondfingercast on Twitter, and on Apple Podcasts. We’ve run out of James Bond films to comment on, but don’t worry, that hasn’t stopped us.



  • Horrible Yorkie

    14 April 2019 (10:16am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 50 minutes and 25 seconds

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    This week, Nathan and Richard argue fruitlessly about which one of them Brendan likes the most, before heading off to one of those parties where the champagne is warm, the canapés are disappointing, and the guests are being casually slaughtered by art deco cyborgs. It’s time for the Rise of the Cybermen.

    Notes and links

    Richard mentions Sir Carol Reed, who was a English film director in the mid-twentieth century, most famous for his adaptations of Graham Greene novels, who co-directed the film that won the 1946 Best Documentary Oscar, The True Glory (1945).

    We talk about this story’s debt to Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy (1995–2003), which is partly set in a parallel universe where rich people fly around in zeppelins. It’s brilliant. Pullman himself writes the foreward to RTD’s book The Writer’s Tale: he’s an excellent sport, and talks about how much he enjoyed being ripped off by Davies throughout this season. The first part of Pullman’s sequel trilogy, La Belle Sauvage was released in 2017.

    Here’s El Sandifer’s take on Doctor Who’s previous attempt at a parallel universe: “It’s possibly the most cynical piece of padding we’ve seen yet in Doctor Who — an excuse to interrupt one story by telling the exact same story in the middle.”

    This story is indebted to Marc Platt’s Big Finish audio Spare Parts, which must be one of the best Cyberman stories ever and one of the best things Big Finish has ever done.

    Fans of parallel universes with find a lovely one towards the end of Star Trek: Discovery Series 1. Well worth watching.

    And finally, fans of commentaries on various versions of Casino Royale will also enjoy this remarkable page on our Bondfinger website.

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    We’re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we’ll turn on you unexpectedly the next time you compliment our estranged husbands.

    And more

    You can find Jodie into Terror, our flashcast on Doctor Who’s most recent season, at jodieintoterror.com, at @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, and on Apple Podcasts.

    Our James Bond commentary podcast is called Bondfinger, and you can find that at bondfinger.com, at @bondfingercast on Twitter, and on Apple Podcasts. We’ve run out of James Bond films to comment on, but don’t worry, that hasn’t stopped us.



  • Tropes, for Want of a Better Word

    7 April 2019 (5:22am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 55 minutes and 55 seconds

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    This week, we’re mostly hiding behind the curtain and under the bed, watching French aristocrats getting attacked by clockwork robots. Which is fun, but not quite in the way you might expect. Also, we’re joined by friend-of-the-podcast Simon Moore, the culmination of a nearly five-year masterplan to trick him into saying the word trope. It’s The Girl in the Fireplace.

    Notes and links

    You can find our anxious fanboy discussion about the Doctor and Rose’s kiss in The Parting of the Ways in Flight Through Entirety Episode 144, Fostering Tagging.

    James has the very good taste to mention Matthew Waterhouse’s autobiography, Blue Box Boy, which is intelligent, moving and quite revealing. Worth a read.

    The slightly upsetting scene where the Doctor meets a very young Clara was the prequel episode to The Bells of Saint John. You can watch it here.

    This episode’s podcast commentary with Steven Moffat and Noel Clarke can be found on the BBC website, but it’s only available if you’re in the UK, you have Flash installed and you’re signed in at the BBC website. I don’t know, maybe if I rummage around for a bit, I might find a copy lying around somewhere.

    Follow us

    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby, James is @ohjamessellwood, and Simon Moore can be found at Fine Music 102.5. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    We’re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we’ll go back in time and avert the creation of the banana daiquiri.

    And more

    You can find Jodie into Terror, our flashcast on Doctor Who’s most recent season, at jodieintoterror.com, at @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, and on Apple Podcasts.

    Our James Bond commentary podcast is called Bondfinger, and you can find that at bondfinger.com, at @bondfingercast on Twitter, and on Apple Podcasts. We just released a new episode yesterday, in which we watch and comment on an episode of The Avengers called The Girl from Auntie, starring our very own Sir Bernard Cribbins and the World Ecology Bureau’s very own Amelia Ducat.



  • His Little Fanboy Heart

    31 March 2019 (10:31am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 51 minutes and 42 seconds

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    This week, Nathan, James and New to Who’s Steven B spend most of the time trying to make Todd cry; the rest of the time, we’re trying to avoid bats in the Deffry Vale High School computer room and listening carefully while Sarah Jane Smith explains the moral of the story. It’s School Reunion.

    Notes and links

    Odysseus’s dog Argos appears at Odyssey 17.290–307. Spoiler alert: he dies.

    There really was a YouGov poll about favourite Doctors — you can find out all about the results in this article written by one Matthew Smith.

    Follow us

    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby, James is @ohjamessellwood, and Steven B is @steed_stylin. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    Steven B is one of the hosts of the New to Who podcast, which discusses Classic Doctor Who stories and introduces the Classic series to new fans. More about that later. Meanwhile, you can follow New to Who on Twitter at @NewToWhoPodcast.

    We’re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we’ll be incredibly surly and unpleasant the next time you come to us for chips.

    And more

    You can find Jodie into Terror, our flashcast on Doctor Who’s most recent season, at jodieintoterror.com, at @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, and on Apple Podcasts.

    Our James Bond commentary podcast is called Bondfinger, and you can find that at bondfinger.com, at @bondfingercast on Twitter, and on Apple Podcasts.



  • Having a Laugh About Werewolves

    24 March 2019 (8:35am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 53 minutes and 4 seconds

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    This week, Nathan and James head off to Scotland with special guest star Lizbeth Myles. We basically spend the entire episode larking about while all around us the bodies pile up and Her Majesty gets increasingly exasperated. It’s (nature red in) Tooth and Claw.

    Notes and links

    Here is David Tennant’s awestruck account of the distractingly impressive Josh the Werewolf. “I mean, it would have taken your eye out”, he says.

    You can find out all you would ever want to know about Tooth and Claw in the seventh volume of Tat Wood’s increasingly complete and impressive unauthorised guide to Doctor Who, About Time.

    Liz’s Twelfth Doctor audio story has now been released by Big Finish. It’s the first Twelfth Doctor adventure in the Short Trips series, and it’s called The Astrea Conspiracy. You know what to do. (Buy it, obviously.)

    And finally, here’s a Wikipedia article about James’s great-great-great-great-aunt or something, Emily Sellwood, who married Alfred, Lord Tennyson. She looks just like him.

    Follow us

    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, James is @ohjamessellwood and Liz is @LMMyles; you can also find her blog at lmmyles.com. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    We’re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we’ll spend the next twelve years dining out on that hilarious story about your genital dimensions.

    And more

    You can find Jodie into Terror, our flashcast on Doctor Who’s most recent season, at jodieintoterror.com, at @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, and on Apple Podcasts.

    Our James Bond commentary podcast is called Bondfinger, and you can find it at bondfinger.com, at @bondfingercast on Twitter, and on Apple Podcasts.



  • Already Completely Abominable

    17 March 2019 (7:47am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 45 minutes and 4 seconds

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    This week, for the first time in ages, Todd, Nathan, James and Richard arrive on an exotic yet strangely familiar alien planet, where they meet some old friends and a terrifying new enemy. Oh, okay, it’s cats. Welcome to 2006, and welcome to New Earth.

    Notes and links

    Listeners alarmed by Richard’s reference to the Big Chief 12-inch dolly of Billie Piper will only be more alarmed when they check it out on the Big Chief website.

    Adjoa Andoh plays Casca in the Bridge Theatre’s production of Julius Caesar, which is actually still running, and which also features our very own David Morrissey.

    Follow us

    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, James is @ohjamessellwood, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    We’re also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we’ll adopt an irritating Estuary accent and wander around your workplace complaining about the lack of retail facilities.

    Jodie into Terror

    If, for some reason, you want to hear our increasingly lukewarm takes on Doctor Who’s eleventh season, check out Jodie into Terror, our 2018 Doctor Who flashcast. at jodieintoterror.com, @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, and on Apple Podcasts.

    Bondfinger

    Our James Bond commentary podcast is called Bondfinger, and you can find it at bondfinger.com, and on Twitter at @bondfingercast.



  • The Commentary Invasion

    24 December 2018 (1:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 4 minutes and 25 seconds

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    It's a Christmas miracle! Flight Through Entirety starts an exciting Christmas tradition by nogging up, sitting down and talking all the way through a Doctor Who Christmas special -- David Tennant's debut episode, The Christmas Invasion.

    Follow us!

    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, James is @ohjamessellwood, Todd is @toddbeilby, and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll barge into your flat on Christmas Eve and litter the place with handsome Scotsmen. It's not much of a threat, but, you know, it's Christmas.

    Jodie into Terror

    Jodie Whittaker isn't part of the Christmas festivities this year, but she'll be back just as we're nursing our hangovers on New Year's Day 2019.

    And so Jodie into Terror will be back as well, with our incandescently hot take on her first New Year's Day special, Resolution, which we'll be releasing soon after the episode airs. You can keep up with all the Jodie into Terror news at our website, on Apple Podcasts, and on Twitter at @JodieIntoTerror.

    Bondfinger

    Over on Bondfinger, we have commentary podcasts on every single James Bond film, from Dr. No through to SPECTRE. You can find Bondfinger at bondfinger.com, and on Twitter at @bondfingercast.



  • Commentary Takes All

    16 December 2018 (2:28am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 42 minutes and 7 seconds

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    This week, we take a break from our break between series of New Who to deliver our long-awaited commentary on a popular story from the Davison Era. Friend of the podcast Colin Neal joins all of us as we leave our howling void and race around the planet Venus in the hope of achieving Enlightenment.

    Buy the story!

    Enlightenment was released on DVD in 1992/1993. In the US, it was released on its own, I think, but it’s completely unavailable on Amazon. Still, you can just buy it as part of the Black Guardian Trilogy box set (Amazon US), which is how it was released in the UK and Australia (Amazon UK).

    Notes and links

    You can find a much shorter and more focussed discussion of this episode in our regular Enlightenment episode -- Episode 88: The Other Baron, recorded in July 2016. You can find all our other commentaries on our commentaries page, obviously.

    Follow us!

    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, James is @ohjamessellwood, Brendan is @brandybongos Todd is @toddbeilby, Richard is @RichardLStone and Special Guest Star Colin Neal is @colin_neal. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll reach into your mind and redecorate your bedroom with everything that we find lurking around in there.

    Jodie into Terror

    While we’ve been on our break, Doctor Who has finished its latest season, which means that there are now ten episodes of our flashcast Jodie into Terror, where we think deeply about each new episode for a couple of hours before inflicting our ill-considered opinions on a largely indifferent world. You can find Jodie into Terror at jodieintoterror.com, @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, and on Apple Podcasts.

    Bondfinger

    Over on Bondfinger, we have commentary podcasts on every single James Bond film, including a very short and incoherent one that literally no one can understand.

    You can find Bondfinger at bondfinger.com, and on Twitter at @bondfingercast.



  • You Have to Bring Your A-Game

    25 November 2018 (8:30am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 56 minutes and 23 seconds

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    We've reached the end of the first year of twenty-first century Who, and it's time to say goodbye to Christopher Eccleston, the only Doctor whose nose has magic powers, and one of an increasing number of Doctors with northern accents. Turns out, we liked him.

    Notes and links

    Richard compares the Reapers to vortisaurs -- creatures from the time vortex introduced in the first ever Eighth Doctor Big Finish audio adventure Storm Warning, in which he meets India Fisher's Charley Pollard, who is totally canon. My mum said so.

    In a recent New Yorker article, composer and pianist Ethan Iverson talks about the history of the music of Doctor Who. It's a great, well-informed take, even if Iverson is less of a fan of Murray Gold than we are.

    Dedicated Albion Hospital medic Richard Wilson's autobiography is called Believe It!. It exists only in the form of a radio series. David Tennant is in it.

    Follow us!

    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, James is @ohjamessellwood, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll recommend that new Doctor Who fans should ignore your series of the show, and start watching at the point when the gobby new guy takes over from you.

    Jodie into Terror

    There's three episodes left of this season of Jodie into Terror, in which we foolishly broadcast our ill-considered opinions about each new episode of Series 11 of Doctor Who. Last week, we chatted about Kerblam!; we'll be back this Tuesday with our thoughts on Episode 8. You can find Jodie into Terror at jodieintoterror.com, @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, and on Apple Podcasts.

    Bondfinger

    Over on Bondfinger, we have commentary podcasts on every single James Bond film, including an upsettingly racist one which has Antony Ainley in it.

    You can find Bondfinger at bondfinger.com, and on Twitter at @bondfingercast.



  • The Most Banal Conversation Ever Conducted as Part of a Television Programme

    17 November 2018 (8:21am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 1 minutes and 50 seconds

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    This week, our flight reaches the end of first series of twenty-first century Who, which means that we spend most of the time talking about Daleks and kissing, while everyone else dies. It's The Parting of the Ways.

    Notes and links

    Now that the Daleks are here, we should direct you again to the TV Century 21 Dalek comic strips, which were published from 1965 to 1967, and featured more Daleks than the TV series could ever afford. You can find a lot of them here.

    Nathan mentions a commentary on Forest of the Dead starring Russell T Davies, Steven Moffat and David Tennant. It's absolutely worth a listen -- it was released soon after the announcement that Moffat would be taking over from Russell, and before David Tennant's departure was announced.

    Picks of the week James

    James suggests that we work up to the outbreak of the Last Great Time War, by listening to Series 6 of Big Finish's Gallifrey series.

    Todd

    Todd reminisces fondly of a time before the Daleks appeared in groups bigger than four, and recommends watching Death to the Daleks.

    Richard

    Last week, Richard talked about Marina Warner's writing about mythology and fairy tales. This week, he suggests that you pick up a copy of Signs and Wonders, a book of her essays on a wide range of cultural topics.

    Todd again

    Todd remembers that he promised to pick Billie Piper's 2000 album Day and Night. So he does that.

    Nathan

    Nathan fails to come up with an impressively interesting pick, and just decides to plug Jodie into Terror instead.

    Follow us!

    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, James is @ohjamessellwood, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll tell you how worthless we think your life is before storming tearfully out of the cafe.

    Jodie into Terror

    Every week on Jodie into Terror we dispense steaming hot takes on the latest episode of Series 11. Last week, we were lucky enough to get the opportunity to chat about Demons of the Punjab; we'll be back this Tuesday with our thoughts on Episode 7. You can find Jodie into Terror at jodieintoterror.com, @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, and on Apple Podcasts.

    Bondfinger

    Over on Bondfinger, we have commentary podcasts on every single James Bond film, including one that Nathan quite liked before everyone successfully talked him out of it.

    You can find Bondfinger at bondfinger.com, and on Twitter at @bondfingercast.



  • Your Whole Existence Is Watching Television

    11 November 2018 (6:57am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 55 minutes and 8 seconds

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    This week, James is evicted for smashing a camera, Todd is racking his brains to remember what a goffle is, Richard is trying to shed that Oklahoma farmboy look, and Nathan is wondering where the hell everyone else has got to. We're live on channel 44,000, which means it's time to take on the Bad Wolf.

    Notes and Links

    Nathan dimly remembers Bernard King judging amateur musical performances on Pot of Gold, a lovely competitive reality show from Australia in the 1970s. You can catch some of his work here.

    Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces introduced the monomyth to millions of genre fans and spawned hundreds of Star Wars critiques on YouTube. Here Richard mentions Marina Warner, a writer and academic who writes about myth, monsters and fairy tales.

    Nisha Nayer was the first female actor to appear in both classic and new Doctor Who: she was a Kang in Paradise Towers, and the Female Programmer in Bad Wolf. The first actor to appear in both series was William Thomas, the fainting undertaker in Resurrection of the Daleks and the scientist killed by Margaret in Boom Town. He will go on to play the father of Gwen Cooper in Torchwood.

    According to the Anne Droid, the 15-10 barric fields were not discovered by physicist San Hazeldine. This may be a reference to 1980s three-hit wonder Hazell Dean, but I'm hoping it's a reference to attractive English actor and composer, Sam Hazeldine.

    The TV Century 21 Dalek comic strips were published from 1965 to 1967, and featured Dalek saucers much like the ones that are now standard in the new series. You can find a lot of them here.

    Follow us!

    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, James is @ohjamessellwood, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. Peter is simply nowhere to be found. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll make hurtfully snarky remarks about that tennis outfit you're wearing for some reason.

    Jodie into Terror

    Every week on Jodie into Terror we call one another up to discuss the latest episode of Series 11. Last week, we ignored the ominous chomping sounds outside in order to discuss The Tsuranga Conundrum; we'll be back this Tuesday with a discussion of Episode 6. You can find Jodie into Terror at jodieintoterror.com, @JodieIntoTerror on Twitter, and on Apple Podcasts.

    Bondfinger

    Over on Bondfinger, we have commentary podcasts on every single James Bond film, including no less than four commentaries on different versions of Casino Royale.

    You can find Bondfinger at bondfinger.com, and on Twitter at @bondfingercast.



  • Going One-on-one

    4 November 2018 (5:27am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 49 minutes and 53 seconds

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    This week, Nathan, Todd and Peter relax in a cafe just by Cardiff Bay and reminisce about that one time we had to run away naked from a scary guy with massive tusks. And we also find time to chat about Boom Town.

    Notes and Links

    We get so absorbed in our discussion of the story, that we basically forget to discuss tropes and Terileptils and German Expressionism. So no links this week.

    Oh, okay, here's The AV Club's take on Boom Town, written in 2014.

    Follow us!

    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley and Todd is @toddbeilby. Peter is simply nowhere to be found. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll high-handedly dismiss all your favourite fan theories about the significance of the phrase Bad Wolf.

    Jodie into Terror

    Every week on Jodie into Terror we discuss our first reactions to the latest episode of Series 11. Last week, we discussed Arachnids in the UK, and we'll be back this Tuesday with a discussion of Episode 5. You can find Jodie into Terror at jodieintoterror.com, @JodieIntoTerror and on Apple Podcasts.

    Bondfinger

    Over on Bondfinger, we have commentary podcasts on every single James Bond film. If you don't know where to start, we can recommend our most deeply absurd commentary on a famously absurd Bond film -- Moonraker.

    You can find Bondfinger at bondfinger.com, and on Twitter at @bondfingercast.



  • Sofa of Extreme Comfort

    28 October 2018 (6:27am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 3 minutes and 7 seconds

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    This week, Nathan, Brendan and Richard take some time off from running around bomb craters in Central London to talk about sex, death and the terrifying prospect of Life After Eccleston. Still, we get through it all unharmed and alive: it is, after all, The Doctor Dances.

    Notes and Links

    Brendan mentions an article in Kotaku by Heather Alexander, in which she complains that queer characters in video games too often fall victim to the Bury Your Gays trope.

    Picks of the Week Brendan

    Brendan's first pick is the first in a series of fan-made audios called The Ninth Doctor Adventures -- Cold Open, which is set before the start of Series 1.

    Richard

    Richard recommends Mrs. Miniver (1942), directed by William Wyler and starring Greer Garson, in which a middle class family living in an English village live through the outbreak and first few months of World War II.

    He also mentions Fires Were Started (1943) in which civilian firefighters in London try to protect an explosive factory,
    The Next of Kin (1942), which depicts the terrible consequences when a gossipy housewife is overheard by a Nazi spy, and finally
    Their Finest (2016), in which Strawberry Fields from Quantum of Solace gets a job as a secretary working for a film production company making propaganda films during the Blitz.

    Brendan again

    And then Brendan is back with an original production by Big Finish -- ATA Girl, which tells the story of the women who flew aircraft in the Air Transport Auxiliary during World War II. It was created and directed by our very own Louise Jameson, and both Richard and Brendan really recommend it.

    Nathan

    Less interestingly, Nathan recommends the four new Target novelisations which were released this year: Rose, The Christmas Invasion, The Day of the Doctor and Twice Upon a Time.

    Follow us!

    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, Brendan is @brandybongos, and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast.

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or basically tell everyone about the under-the-table arrangement you have with the butcher to maintain your supply of pork.

    Jodie into Terror

    Over on Jodie into Terror, you can hear our initial reactions to this week's new episode Rosa. And we'll be back every Tuesday with fresh takes on the remaining episodes of the series. You can find Jodie into Terror at jodieintoterror.com, @JodieIntoTerror and on Apple Podcasts.

    Bondfinger

    Over on Bondfinger, we've finally reached the end of the James Bond film series (for now), with our newly released commentary on [SPECTRE][]. Once you've finished listening to that, you can check out our commentaries on all of the previous Bond films, including those ones starring that Irishman with the beautiful singing voice.

    You can find Bondfinger at bondfinger.com, and on Twitter at @bondfingercast.



  • Debbie Watling Hanging from a Crane

    21 October 2018 (9:20am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 48 minutes and 45 seconds

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    This week, Brendan, Richard and Nathan are cowering in the Anderson shelter in the backyard, listening to the sirens, and wondering what on earth happened to that nice little tow-headed lad from number seventeen. Turn off your mobile phones and keeps your hands and feet inside the light field -- it’s The Empty Child.

    Notes and links

    Reference is of course made to several of Steven Moffat’s shows: the surpassingly brilliant Press Gang -- when are we doing the Press Gang podcast? -- and Coupling, which is not Moffat’s first attempt at sex comedy (see also Joking Apart, or don’t), but is definitely his most successful.

    Fans of things with Daleks in them will enjoy Dark Eyes, another Big Finish box set extravaganza starring Paul McGann and some people, and some mutants in bonded polycarbide armour. It’s good, apparently.

    Richard refers to John Boorman’s 1987 film Hope and Glory about a nine-year-old boy’s experience of growing up in London during the Blitz.

    Big Finish again. Brendan refers to Joe Lidster’s The Siege of Big Ben, a Short Trips release read by Camille Coduri. He also mentions Erasure, which makes a cheeky reference to the original unfilmable script The Killer Cats of Gin-Seng, a story ultimately replaced by The Invasion of Time.

    Follow us!

    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, Brendan is @brandybongos, and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And you can occasionally find interesting facts about Doctor Who at @FTEwhofacts.

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll sneak into your house under the cover of darkness and make disparaging remarks about the china.

    Jodie into Terror

    Over on Jodie into Terror, you can hear our alarmingly fresh take on this week’s new episode The Ghost Monument. We’ll be back on Tuesday with another upsettingly fresh take on Episode 3. You can find Jodie into Terror at jodieintoterror.com, @JodieIntoTerror and on Apple Podcasts.

    Bondfinger

    Over on Bondfinger, we’ve yet to release our new commentary on SPECTRE, but it won’t be long now. While you’re waiting, you can check out our commentaries on all of the previous Bond films, including those excellent ones starring a former Lord President of Gallifrey.

    You can find Bondfinger at bondfinger.com, and on Twitter at @bondfingercast.



  • Moisten Up

    14 October 2018 (10:16am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 47 minutes and 37 seconds

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    This week, Nathan, James and Special Guest Star Daniel from New to Who sit around in a circle to discuss our feelings of loss, our anxieties about our parents' love, and all our deep-seated fears for the future. It's our way of celebrating Father's Day.

    (Sorry about the sound quality on this one. Nathan sat the mixer board right next to the gravitic anomaliser and shorted out the time differential.)

    Notes and links

    Timewyrm: Revelation was Paul Cornell's first Doctor Who novel and the third novel in the Virgin New Adventures series. It doesn't have anything much in common with the plot of Father's Day, but it certainly shares its concern with love and sacrifice and forgiveness.

    Sapphire & Steel was a science fiction (?) series on ITV, starring Joanna Lumley and David MacCallum as strange supernatural forces who investigate and correct weird time anomalies like the ones in this story. It's slow, but it's often very weird and upsetting.

    Good news, everyone. The entirety of the 1995 miniseries Steven King's The Langoliers is available for you to watch on YouTube. It's like Father's Day, but without any of the distractly competent writing or direction. More about it here.

    Follow us!

    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley and James is @ohjamessellwood. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And you can find increasingly rare facts about Doctor Who at @FTEwhofacts.

    Daniel is one of the hosts of the New to Who podcast, which discusses Classic Doctor Who stories and introduces the Classic series to new fans. You can follow New to Who on Twitter at @NewToWhoPodcast.

    Flight Through Entirety can also be found on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll wait out the front of the church at the next wedding you attend and berate you mercilessly about your terrible life choices.

    Jodie into Terror

    We also have a new Doctor Who podcast project called Jodie into Terror. Every Tuesday night, after watching the new episode of Doctor Who Series 11, we'll have a brief chat about our first impressions, and then release the audio afterwards. That's at jodieintoterror.com and on Twitter at @JodieIntoTerror. If you're from the near future, it will also be available on Apple Podcasts.

    Bondfinger

    Over on Bondfinger, we've recorded our last James Bond commentary for now, and we'll be releasing it in the next couple of days. But we have commentaries for all of the previous Bond films, as well as for some weird things that aren't proper Bond films at all.

    You can find Bondfinger at bondfinger.com, and on Twitter at @bondfingercast.



  • The Woman Who Fell to Earth

    9 October 2018 (6:36am GMT)
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  • Eat a Kronkburger

    7 October 2018 (2:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 42 minutes and 36 seconds

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    This week, Todd is fiddling with the central heating, Nathan is stuck among the rafters roaring incoherently, and friend-of-the-podcast Peter Griffiths is using the wrong verbs and kissing complete strangers. Welcome to the Fourth Great and Bountiful Human Empire -- it's The Long Game.

    Notes and links

    According to Dr Elizabeth Sandifer, Davies did submit a version of The Long Game to the Doctor Who production office, only to have it rejected by Script Editor Andrew Cartmel. So there you go.

    Fans of the way this story is directed will also enjoy the videoclips for Whitney Houston's I want to Dance with Somebody and for Tina Turner's Private Dancer.

    Genre fans who have not watched Simon Pegg and Doctor Who guest stars Jessica Hynes and Nick Frost in Spaced (1999-2001) really should give it a go. It's a sitcom that's hyper-aware of what we like to call genre tropes, and it's really very funny and sweet.

    Bleak House (2005) was Andrew Davies adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel, which ran for 15 30-minute episodes in late 2005, and starred Anna Maxwell Martin, as well as Doctor Who alumna Carey Mulligan, as well as Torchwood's Burn Gorman, Gillian Anderson and Charles Dance. Not everyone was very happy about it.

    Who gave Dodo syphilis? It was Daniel O'Mahony, author of the Virgin Missing Adventure novel The Man in the Velvet Mask, in which the Doctor and Dodo meet the Marquis de Sade in an alternative version of post-Revolutionary Paris. Avoid. Or better still, read El Sandifer's take.

    Follow us!

    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby, and Peter can only be followed in real life. But he will call the police. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And you can find increasingly rare facts about Doctor Who at @FTEwhofacts.

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll serve you a kronkburger with cheese even after you've told us to hold the cheese.

    Bondfinger

    Over on Bondfinger, we are coming ever closer to recording and releasing our commentary on the utterly forgettable SPECTRE (2015). Until we get there, please consider checking out our commentaries on the Daniel Craig era, the Pierce Brosnan era or the Timothy Dalton era.

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. Even fake ones.

    You can keep up with the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.



  • To Mansplain Aliens

    30 September 2018 (8:02am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 42 minutes and 59 seconds

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    This week, Nathan and James are joined by Steven B from New to Who, and spend a couple of hours running up staircases in Cardiff, desperately trying to avoid a shrieking pedal bin with memory banks stuffed with exabytes of hardcore pornography. It's your favourite episode of the season -- Dalek.

    Notes and links

    Steven Moffat's mother-in-law Beryl Vertue was Terry Nation's agent when he wrote The Daleks, which means that she was responsible for the deal that gave him the ownership of the the Daleks. She had moved on to bigger and better things by 1967.

    Steven B mentions a couple of characters similar to Van Statten, including Frederick in John Fowles's The Collector,
    The collector JOhn Fowlds, and the Collector in Jonathan Blum and Kate Orman's BBC Doctor Who novel Unnatural History.

    Dalek writer Rob Shearman has written an number of Big Finish audios, famous for their grotesque black humour. These include Jubilee, which this story is partly based on, and which we discuss in our Colin Baker Big Finish episode. We also mention The Holy Terror, starring Colin Baker's Doctor and featuring a shape-shifting alien penguin.

    Rob Shearman and Toby Hadoke have also written a series of books called Running Through Corridors, in which they watch their way through Classic Doctor Who and say lots of lovely things about it. (If they can.)

    In the episode of The Goodies called Sex and Violence, Mary Whitehouse analog Desiree Carthorse (perennial fan favourite Beryl Reid) commissions the goodies to make a sex education film called How to Make Babies by Doing Dirty Things. (Did you know that the goodies has finally been released on shiny plastic disks? Amazing.)

    Follow us!

    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, James is @ohjamessellwood, and Steven B is @steed_stylin. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. You can also find occasional but devastatingly accurate facts about Doctor Who at @FTEwhofacts.

    Steven B is one of the hosts of the New to Who podcast, which discusses Classic Doctor Who stories and introduces the Classic series to new fans. More about that later. Meanwhile, you can follow New to Who on Twitter at @NewToWhoPodcast.

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll make fun of your sink plunger.

    Bondfinger

    Over on Bondfinger, there's every chance that we'll be recording a commentary on 2015's SPECTRE some time this week, but until then you can still check out our commentaries on the Daniel Craig era, the Pierce Brosnan era or the Timothy Dalton era.

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. Even fake ones.

    You can keep up with the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.



  • Less Bum Shots

    23 September 2018 (3:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 55 minutes and 2 seconds

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    This week, James is cleaning the kitchen, Max is standing up and making a difference, and Nathan is hiding in the cupboard under a pile of official documents with only the port decanter for company. The Slitheen are still on the rampage and only a plucky leftist parliamentarian can stop them. It's World War Three.

    Notes and links

    The Slitheen's relatives the Blathereen appear in The Gift, the final story of Season 3. They've been painted red, and are voiced by Miriam Margolyes and Simon Callow, delightfully.

    Nathan claims that the CGI Slitheen never appear again, and that's not quite right. One is used in Boom Town, to create the effect of Blon shedding her Margaret costume. But, in any case, they never get to go for a run again. (And I'm not rewatching Revenge of the Slitheen or The Lost Boy to find out if that's true.)

    Fans of the password buffalo will enjoy the Big Finish audio Vampire of the Mind, in which Colin Baker's Doctor faces off against the Master, played by Alex Macqueen.

    The Onion's AV Club has reviews on every episode of the new series. They're generally very good, and in a rare move for an internet website, their comments threads are not a complete trash fire.

    In 2017, Russell T Davies and James Goss published an anthology of poetry about Doctor Who called Now We Are Six Hundred: A Collection of Time Lord Verse, illustrated by Davies himself. If you're upset by what happens to Harriet Jones in The Stolen Earth, it's definitedly worth a look.

    James was right: here's an article about Newsnight's revelation in 2007 that British nuclear weapons were protected by bike locks.

    And, of course, you’re almost certainly going to want to watch Dimensions in Time again.

    Picks of the Week Max

    A Very English Scandal is a three-part TV mini-series by Russell T Davies, released earlier this year on the BBC. In it, the leader of the Liberal Party, Jeremy Thorpe (Hugh Grant) puts out a hit on his former lover Norman Josiffe (Ben Whishaw) to keep him quiet about their relationship. It's brilliant. And it actually happened.

    Doctor Who was broadcast on Twitch earlier this year, and as a result, the phrase London, 1965 became an instant meme on Twitter. It is also the opening caption of the first episode of A Very English Scandal.

    Max also plugs Paddington 2, also with Hugh Grant and Ben Whishaw, as well as Scottish actor Peter Capaldi.

    James

    Big Finish has released a box set of four adventures set during Eccleston's era. Which of course they have. It's The Ninth Doctor Chronicles!

    Nathan

    Nathan recommends NBC's philosophical afterlife sitcom The Good Place, by Brooklyn Nine-Nine creator Michael Shur. Its third season starts in the US this week.

    Follow us!

    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, James is @ohjamessellwood, and Max Jelbart is @max_jelbart. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. You can also find intermittently amusing and incredibly accurate facts about Doctor Who at @FTEwhofacts.

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll make our next episode title a silly double entendre to conceal the fact that it contains a serious discussion of twenty-first-century geopolitics.

    Bondfinger

    Over on Bondfinger, our plans to record a commentary on 2015's SPECTRE are well on their way, but while you're waiting, you can still check out our commentaries on the Daniel Craig era, the Pierce Brosnan era or the Timothy Dalton era.

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. Even fake ones.

    You can keep up with the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.



  • Men in Massive Suits

    16 September 2018 (3:00am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 44 minutes and 35 seconds

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    This week, Nathan and James are joined by friend-of-the-podcast Max Jelbart to discuss perennial fan favourite and stone-cold classic Aliens of London. Spoiler alert: we all like it.

    Notes and links

    Doctor Who's last soap-genre mashup was not an unqualified success -- it was the thirtieth anniversary special that none of us had been dreaming of, as the Doctor and his friends collide with the cast of EastEnders in 1993's Dimensions in Time.

    Not for the last time, one of us mentions The Writer's Tale, Russell T Davies's account of his last few years as Doctor Who showrunner. It's very candid and informative -- an absolute must-read.

    A massive supernatural event is also covered by the world's media in RTD's brilliant miniseries The Second Coming (2003), starring Christopher Eccleston and Lesley Sharp (Midnight).

    RTD returned to commenting on the lives of gay men in Cucumber (2015) -- this time looking at the differences between gay men in their forties and younger queer people in their twenties. It's brilliant, but utterly harrowing.

    Before the Weeping Angels, before the Silence, before the Monks, Steven Moffat brought us the Tersurons, unseen aliens who communicated by "precisely modulated gastric emissions", and who were the butt of a number of jokes in Moffat's first ever Doctor Who story, The Curse of Fatal Death.

    After the untimely death of Lis Sladen, RTD and Phil Ford created Wizards vs Aliens, to take the place of The Sarah Jane Adventures in the BBC children’s television schedules. Among the cast were Annette Badland, Gwendoline Christie and TV’s Brian Blessed. It’s usually good, and sometimes actually great.

    Follow us!

    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, James is @ohjamessellwood, and Max Jelbart is @max_jelbart. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. You can also find intermittently amusing and incredibly accurate facts about Doctor Who at @FTEwhofacts.

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll write a blistering satire of your most cherished political opinions and fill it with farting green aliens.

    Bondfinger

    Over on Bondfinger, we haven't yet got around to recording our commentary on 2015's SPECTRE, but while you're waiting for that, why not check out our commentaries on the Daniel Craig era, the Pierce Brosnan era or the Timothy Dalton era?

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. Even fake ones.

    You can keep up with the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.



  • Outsiders Trying to Get In

    9 September 2018 (5:10am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 48 minutes and 8 seconds

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    This week, our flight takes us to nineteenth-century Cardiff, where Nathan is worried about the stiffs, Todd is shocked by all this talk about the butcher's boy, and James is teaching Charles Dickens to enjoy life again mere months before he dies of a stroke. Turns out that we're all just The Unquiet Dead.

    Notes and links

    Todd mentions Mark Gatiss's Big Finish story Phantasmagoria (1999), starring Peter Davison and Mark Strickson, which he manages to get Charles Dickens to name-check in this episode.

    Simon Callow's willy can be seen in the film adaptation of E M Forster's A Room with a View (1985), which also features an important cameo from Rupert Graves's willy. Worth a look. (Not just for the willies. Honestly, grow up.)

    Here's Lawrence Miles's blog post attacking Gatiss for the apparent anti-refugee subtext in this story. Elizabeth Sandifer disagrees with his reading of this story.

    Follow us!

    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and James is @ohjamessellwood. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. You can also find surprising and completely accurate facts about Doctor Who at @FTEwhofacts.

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or every time we see you, we'll look at you quizzically and ask you if you're sure that you haven't left the gas on.

    Bondfinger

    Over on Bondfinger, we haven't yet got around to recording our commentary on 2015's SPECTRE, but while you're waiting for that, why not check out our commentaries on the Daniel Craig era, the Pierce Brosnan era or the Timothy Dalton era?

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. Even fake ones.

    You can keep up with the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.



  • Literally Mooning the Audience

    27 August 2018 (8:42am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 0 hours, 43 minutes and 3 seconds

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    Episode 133: Literally Mooning the Audience

    This week's episode of Flight Through Entirety contains over 200 special effects shots and was recorded in a delightful civic temple somewhere in Cardiff. It's not quite the new normal, but we're definitely on our way there. Welcome to The End of the World.

    Notes and links

    (Whatever happened to the Buy the story section? I used to love that.)

    Russell T Davies's historical miniseries Casanova starred David Tennant as a mouthy romantic lead, and meant that we were all fairly certain that he would be the new Doctor when Eccleston's departure was announced.

    Another hint came from Tennant's appearance in The Quatermass Experiment (2015), which was a live-to-air remake of Nigel Neale's 1953 TV series.

    The Temple of Peace in Cardiff has been used as a location in no less than 920 episodes of Doctor Who since 2005.

    Follow us!

    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and James is @ohjamessellwood. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. You can also find valuable and stunningly accurate facts about Doctor Who at @FTEwhofacts.

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll replace our moisturiser with acid, sneak up behind you in the bathroom and scare the crap out of you when you're trying to shave.

    Bondfinger

    Over on Bondfinger, you can find our commentaries on just about the entirety of the James Bond oeuvre, including three Daniel Craig commentaries, four Pierce Brosnan commentaries and two Timothy Dalton commentaries.

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. Even fake ones.

    You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.



  • Episode 132 Fear of a Welsh Planet

    26 August 2018 (8:12am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 3 minutes and 40 seconds

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    - I'm the Doctor, by the way. What's your name?
    - Rose.
    - Nice to meet you, Rose. Run for your life!

    The wilderness years are finally over, and we're back at last with an entirely new series of Flight Through Entirety, in a reassuringly familiar format.

    This week, Nathan's new job is giving him airs and graces, Brendan is carrying a whole bunch of Semtex for some reason, Richard finds a strange man in his room, and Todd's skin has a strange and unconvincing glossy sheen. Welcome to a whole new era of Doctor Who -- it's Rose.

    Buy the story!

    This has always been our favourite part of the shownotes, but now that we've reached the Twenty-First Century, it's no longer needed, so it's appearing here for the last time.

    From now on, Doctor Who is available on DVD, Blu-ray and streaming literally everywhere, and was released on all of these media very soon after broadcast. So you probably own it already. In several digital formats.

    Notes and links

    In 2003, the future of Doctor Who looked very much like Paul Cornell's Scream of the Shalka, starring Richard E Grant as the Doctor, which was a web series available (alas no longer) on the BBC website. You can see the trailer here. It was released on DVD in 2013. (Amazon US) (Amazon UK) (Amazon AU)

    The scripts for all of Series 1, including an introduction and a copy of the pitch document, were released as a book back in 2005. It's definitely worth your time.

    Fans of undistinguished pop starlet Billie Piper will definitely enjoy her 2000 hit, from the fondly remembered album Walk of Life. You can find the music video on YouTube, or you could always ask Todd to lend you his CD.

    Rose was novelised by Russell T Davies earlier this year, and was released in a range of Target novelisations from the New Series. They're all pretty good.

    Damaged Goods is Russell T Davies's brilliant but deeply upsetting contribution to the Virgin New Adventures range, first published in 1996. Unavoidably, a Big Finish adaptation also exists.

    In this impressive tweet, Doctor Who showrunners Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat scowl menacingly at Michael Grade, who cancelled Doctor Who after a rough night in 1985. (Not pictured, Chris Chibnall.)

    Fans of knowing all kinds of crucial nonsense about the production of Doctor Who (and that's all of you, admit it) will enjoy Doctor Who: The Complete History, a blisteringly comprehensive history of everything it's possible to know about the entire programme.

    Follow us!

    Nathan is on Twitter as @nathanbottomley, Brendan is @brandybongos, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the strings performance was by Jane Aubourg. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. You can also find Pixley-level reliable information about the show at @FTEwhofacts.

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll secretly hide in a bin outside your house and leap out at you at an upsettingly inconvenient moment.

    Bondfinger

    Over on Bondfinger, we have only one Bond film left to cover, and we're starting to wonder what we should do after that.

    While you're waiting for us to decide, we have three Daniel Craig commentaries, four Pierce Brosnan commentaries and two Timothy Dalton commentaries for you to enjoy.

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. Even fake ones.

    You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.



  • Thank You Very Much for Listening, And Good Night

    10 December 2017 (3:26pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 46 minutes and 16 seconds

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    We're all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?

    Brendan, Richard, Nathan and Todd fly backwards in time through the entirety of the Classic Series. Who are our heroes and villains? What stories should you watch, avoid, or remake on a film budget. And what, finally, have we learned about Doctor Who, and about each other?

    Thank you very much for listening. And no, you have something in your eye.

    All you do is talk and talk and talk

    In fact, this isn't quite our last flirtation with the Classic Series. We still have three commentary podcasts to record: Enlightenment, with Peter Davison, Revelation of the Daleks, with Colin Baker, and a Sylvester McCoy story that our listeners are still voting on. It's not too late to cast your vote, just head over to our shownotes for Episode 129 and make your views known.

    Notes and links

    The Nth Doctor, by Jean-Marc Lofficier, discusses in depth the unmade film scripts that preceded The TV Movie.

    Clayton Hickman's Hand of Sutekh pillow is now available on his surpassingly brilliant Redbubble store.

    Richard recommends the new Big Finish Third Doctor audio series, starring Katy Manning as Jo Grant and Tim Treloar as the Third Doctor.

    Follow us!

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the logo was designed by Anthony Wells. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And more surprising and completely reliable information about the show can be found at @FTEwhofacts.

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or -- oh, you. How can I possibly stay mad at you?

    Bondfinger

    Over on Bondfinger, we've finally finished the Brosnan years with our long-awaited commentary on Die Another Day (2002). This joins our three previous Brosnan commentaries, and our commentaries on the Timothy Dalton films.

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. Even fake ones.

    You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.



  • Thank You Very Much for Listening, And Good Night

    10 December 2017 (3:26pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 46 minutes and 16 seconds

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    We're all stories, in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?

    Brendan, Richard, Nathan and Todd fly backwards in time through the entirety of the Classic Series. Who are our heroes and villains? What stories should you watch, avoid, or remake on a film budget? And what, finally, have we learned about Doctor Who, and about each other?

    Thank you very much for listening. And no, you have something in your eye.

    All you do is talk and talk and talk

    In fact, this isn't quite our last flirtation with the Classic Series. We still have three commentary podcasts to record: Enlightenment, with Peter Davison, Revelation of the Daleks, with Colin Baker, and a Sylvester McCoy story that our listeners are still voting on. It's not too late to cast your vote, just head over to our shownotes for Episode 129 and make your views known.

    Notes and links

    The Nth Doctor, by Jean-Marc Lofficier, discusses in depth the unmade film scripts that preceded The TV Movie.

    Clayton Hickman's Hand of Sutekh pillow is now available on his surpassingly brilliant Redbubble store.

    Richard recommends the new Big Finish Third Doctor audio series, starring Katy Manning as Jo Grant and Tim Treloar as the Third Doctor.

    Follow us!

    Brendan is on Twitter as @brandybongos, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the logo was designed by Anthony Wells. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And more surprising and completely reliable information about the show can be found at @FTEwhofacts.

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or -- oh, you. How can I possibly stay mad at you?

    Bondfinger

    Over on Bondfinger, we've finally finished the Brosnan years with our long-awaited commentary on Die Another Day (2002). This joins our three previous Brosnan commentaries, and our commentaries on the Timothy Dalton films.

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. Even fake ones.

    You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.



  • Episode 130 Always Dress for the Commentary

    26 November 2017 (1:32pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 44 minutes and 50 seconds

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    This week, we're celebrating the end of another tiresome millennium: Brendan's dressed as Madam Butterfly, Nathan's mooching about in the morgue as usual, Todd's going on about his boots for some reason, and Richard has made a terrible mess in the Console Room. It's the 1996 TV Movie!

    Well, that's democracy for you

    There's still plenty of time for you to vote for a story for us to cover in our upcoming Sylvester McCoy commentary podcast episode. No rush though. You can probably afford to worry about it later.

    Buy the story!

    This one's quite complicated. The TV Movie was one of the first stories to get a DVD release, way back in 2001, in the UK only. It finally got a Special Edition release in 2010/2011 (Amazon US) (Amazon UK). This release was also part of the Revisitations 1 Box Set, along with The Talons of Weng-Chiang and The Caves of Androzani, only available in Australia and the UK (Amazon UK). An upscaled Blu-ray version was released in 2016 in the UK only (Amazon UK).

    Notes and links

    We don't plan to cover fan favourite Dimensions in Time, which was a one-off Doctor Who/EastEnders crossover broadcast on BBC1 in November 1993, as part of Children in Need. However, Brendan says you'll enjoy this version, which includes production notes by Andrew Orton.

    Friend-of-the-podcast Gary Russell wrote the novelisation of this story, published in 1996, written before Gary got to see the actual episode and available in bookshops before the audience had either. It is now, sadly, out of print. You can read some of Gary's thoughts about the novelisation here.

    Follow us!

    Brendan is on Twitter as @critiqaltheory, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the logo was designed by Anthony Wells. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And more surprising and completely reliable information about the show can be found at @FTEwhofacts.

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll relaunch the podcast as an ill-fated series of remakes of previous episodes featuring American actors in major roles and including a number of inept Star-Trek-inspired continuity errors.

    Bondfinger

    Over on Bondfinger, we're all set to release our final Broscast next weekend -- Die Another Day (2002). While you're waiting for that to drop, why not listen to our three previous Brosnan commentaries, or one of our commentaries on the Timothy Dalton films.

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. Even fake ones.

    You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.



  • Always Dress for the Commentary

    26 November 2017 (1:32pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 44 minutes and 50 seconds

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    This week, we're celebrating the end of another tiresome millennium: Brendan's dressed as Madam Butterfly, Nathan's mooching about in the morgue as usual, Todd's going on about his boots for some reason, and Richard has made a terrible mess in the Console Room. It's the 1996 TV Movie!

    Well, that's democracy for you

    There's still plenty of time for you to vote for a story for us to cover in our upcoming Sylvester McCoy commentary podcast episode. No rush though. You can probably afford to worry about it later.

    Buy the story!

    This one's quite complicated. The TV Movie was one of the first stories to get a DVD release, way back in 2001, in the UK only. It finally got a Special Edition release in 2010/2011 (Amazon US) (Amazon UK). This release was also part of the Revisitations 1 Box Set, along with The Talons of Weng-Chiang and The Caves of Androzani, only available in Australia and the UK (Amazon UK). An upscaled Blu-ray version was released in 2016 in the UK only (Amazon UK).

    Notes and links

    We don't plan to cover fan favourite Dimensions in Time, which was a one-off Doctor Who/EastEnders crossover broadcast on BBC1 in November 1993, as part of Children in Need. However, Brendan says you'll enjoy this version, which includes production notes by Andrew Orton.

    Friend-of-the-podcast Gary Russell wrote the novelisation of this story, published in 1996, written before Gary got to see the actual episode and available in bookshops before the audience had either. It is now, sadly, out of print. You can read some of Gary's thoughts about the novelisation here.

    Follow us!

    Brendan is on Twitter as @brandybongos, Nathan is @nathanbottomley, Todd is @toddbeilby and Richard is @RichardLStone. The Flight Through Entirety theme was arranged by Cameron Lam, and the logo was designed by Anthony Wells. You can follow the podcast on Twitter at @FTEpodcast. And more surprising and completely reliable information about the show can be found at @FTEwhofacts.

    We're also on Facebook, and you can check out our website at flightthroughentirety.com. Please consider rating or reviewing us on iTunes, or we'll relaunch the podcast as an ill-fated series of remakes of previous episodes featuring American actors in major roles and including a number of inept Star-Trek-inspired continuity errors.

    Bondfinger

    Over on Bondfinger, we're all set to release our final Broscast next weekend -- Die Another Day (2002). While you're waiting for that to drop, why not listen to our three previous Brosnan commentaries, or one of our commentaries on the Timothy Dalton films.

    We also have plenty of Rodgecasts online, and there are other Bonds available, as well. Even fake ones.

    You can keep up with all the Bondfinger news on Twitter and Facebook.



 
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