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The Krynoid Podcast

The Krynoid Podcast
Description:
Jim & Martin get together to chew the fat over individual Doctor Who stories and invite you to do the same. In each podcast, a televised Doctor Who story will be discussed and the next one announced, giving you time to see it yourself and add your own views to the next podcast. Find us at https://krynoidpodcast.wordpress.com/ and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/krynoidpodcast. Email us at krynoidpodcast@gmail.com and follow and tweet us @KrynoidPodcast on Twitter.

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The Krynoid Podcast Statistics
Episodes:
329
Average Episode Duration:
0:2:11:29
Longest Episode Duration:
0:3:54:28
Total Duration of all Episodes:
30 days, 0 hours, 58 minutes and 9 seconds
Earliest Episode:
23 May 2010 (11:59am GMT)
Latest Episode:
2 October 2021 (1:30pm GMT)
Average Time Between Episodes:
12 days, 14 hours, 44 minutes and 24 seconds

The Krynoid Podcast Episodes

  • 112: Invasion of the Dinosaurs

    15 December 2018 (3:20pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 3 hours, 29 minutes and 56 seconds

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    "There's your monster maker... Caught in the act."

    And lo... Barry Letts did advance upon him, spitting tacks and brandishing a rubber T-Rex, with insertion on his mind.

    Yes, this is yer actual Invasion of the Dinosaurs - a tale of double talk, double-crosses and double denim.

    The Doctor drives stuff, Sarah discovers stuff and Yates says "Stuff you!" to his UNIT family (and to everyone outside the central London elite bubble).

    Have the cast been selectively aged and rejuvenated by Whitaker's time experiments?

    Is the science as shaky as the Whitehall walls? And is it worth gambling your house on?

    Will Lis Sladen ever get the underwear she doesn't need?

    And where will Jim and Martin place the story on a scale of Jurassic Park to The Goodies?

    To find out the answers to some or none of these questions, listen here.



  • 112: Invasion of the Dinosaurs

    15 December 2018 (3:20pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 3 hours, 29 minutes and 56 seconds

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    “There’s your monster maker… Caught in the act.”

    And lo… Barry Letts did advance upon him, spitting tacks and brandishing a rubber T-Rex, with insertion on his mind.

    Yes, this is yer actual Invasion of the Dinosaurs – a tale of double talk, double-crosses and double denim.

    The Doctor drives stuff, Sarah discovers stuff and Yates says “Stuff you!” to his UNIT family (and to everyone outside the central London elite bubble).

    Have the cast been selectively aged and rejuvenated by Whitaker’s time experiments?

    Is the science as shaky as the Whitehall walls? And is it worth gambling your house on?

    Will Lis Sladen ever get the underwear she doesn’t need?

    And where will Jim and Martin place the story on a scale of Jurassic Park to The Goodies?

    To find out the answers to some or none of these questions, listen here.



  • 111: The Celestial Toymaker

    15 November 2018 (8:27pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 43 minutes and 4 seconds

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  • 111: The Celestial Toymaker

    15 November 2018 (8:27pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 43 minutes and 4 seconds

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    "I'm bored."

    Well, if you can't stand the ennui, get out of the kitchen.

    Yes, we're in the strange and underfunded world of The Celestial Toymaker where the fun barely starts.

    The Doctor single-handedly plays the world's worst spectator sport, while Steven and Dodo are forced to tackle 'sighted-man's buff', 'spot the comfy chair' and 'hunt the dramatic tension'. And, if you think Strictly seems to go on forever, try the Toymaker's version, aka They Shoot Time Travellers, Don't They?

    Along the way they meet a mute clown, a clown you wish was mute, the 1966 'Mr & Mrs' champions, a cockernee cook, a (low) Quality Street soldier and the copyright-skirting Billy Butner of Greyflyers School.

    Dodo reveals that she's all tells and no poker face, Steven tries not to kill everyone in sight (especially Dodo) and the Doctor unleashes his inner Mike Yarwood.

    So did Jim and Martin dive into the fun like toddlers on tartrazine or would they have preferred to have joined Hartnell in Bognor?

    Find out here.



  • 110: The Two Doctors

    15 October 2018 (7:15pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 3 hours, 26 minutes and 53 seconds

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    "Boing! Boing!"

    The unmistakable sound of the bells of Seville (and nothing to do with Peri running down a hillside).

    So the JN-T holiday charabanc ends up in Spain in 1985 and his latest jaunt promises country yomps, moth collecting and acid sports, with dinner thrown in - several times over.

    The Two Doctors manage to keep out of each other's way for the most part as Sixie angles for centre stage, leaving his former self to a compulsory makeover, while Peri tries a new accent and Jamie just tries it on.

    Meanwhile Shockeye wants the special stuff, Chessene wants special treatment and the superfluous Sontarans await their special appearance with He Who Can No Longer Be Named.

    But did the story leave Jim and Martin replete and content or suffering from raging heartburn?

    Listen to find out.



  • 110: The Two Doctors

    15 October 2018 (7:15pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 3 hours, 26 minutes and 53 seconds

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    “Boing! Boing!”

    The unmistakable sound of the bells of Seville (and nothing to do with Peri running down a hillside).

    So the JN-T holiday charabanc ends up in Spain in 1985 and his latest jaunt promises country yomps, moth collecting and acid sports, with dinner thrown in – several times over.

    The Two Doctors manage to keep out of each other’s way for the most part as Sixie angles for centre stage, leaving his former self to a compulsory makeover, while Peri tries a new accent and Jamie just tries it on.

    Meanwhile Shockeye wants the special stuff, Chessene wants special treatment and the superfluous Sontarans await their special appearance with He Who Can No Longer Be Named.

    But did the story leave Jim and Martin replete and content or suffering from raging heartburn?

    Listen to find out.



  • 109: The Faceless Ones

    14 September 2018 (10:32am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 53 minutes and 59 seconds

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    "Now go on. Ben can catch his ship and become an Admiral and you, Polly, you can look after Ben."

    The Doctor reminds Ben and Polly they're back in 1966 - a time (and indeed date) menaced by War Machines, alien shape-shifters, Daleks and gender stereotyping.

    They also have to contend with dodgy pilots, aliens with zero personality, lethal haberdashery and a cross-dressing Beatles lookalike.

    The Doctor gets the cold shoulder, Jamie gets snogged, Polly gets duplicated and Ben gets lost, while our plucky quasi-companion plays amateur sleuth, armed only with a sharp tongue and a crap hat.

    So do Jim and Martin think The Faceless Ones soars into the stratosphere or plummets like a zapped fighter pilot?

    Listen to find out.



  • 109: The Faceless Ones

    14 September 2018 (10:32am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 53 minutes and 59 seconds

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    “Now go on. Ben can catch his ship and become an Admiral and you, Polly, you can look after Ben.”

    The Doctor reminds Ben and Polly they’re back in 1966 – a time (and indeed date) menaced by War Machines, alien shape-shifters, Daleks and gender stereotyping.

    They also have to contend with dodgy pilots, aliens with zero personality, lethal haberdashery and a cross-dressing Beatles lookalike.

    The Doctor gets the cold shoulder, Jamie gets snogged, Polly gets duplicated and Ben gets lost, while our plucky quasi-companion plays amateur sleuth, armed only with a sharp tongue and a crap hat.

    So do Jim and Martin think The Faceless Ones soars into the stratosphere or plummets like a zapped fighter pilot?

    Listen to find out.



  • 108: The Android Invasion

    9 August 2018 (9:49am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 3 hours, 6 minutes and 10 seconds

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    "Is that finger loaded?"

    A good question because nothing is as it seems in Devesham-on-Oseidon.

    The horse-brasses are plastic, the dartboard has a functional bullseye and the ginger beer may not be The Real Thing (but its supply is inexhaustible).

    Then there's Guy Crayford, who has a spacesuit of vacuum-resistant denim, incomplete underpants and an eye-patch which is purely cosmetic.

    And, behind the scenes, the horny Kraals are eager to spread their infection and have been using fake UNIT personnel for practice.

    But did Jim and Martin find The Android Invasion to be the real McCoy or as phoney as a Devesham publican?

    Find out here.



  • 108: The Android Invasion

    9 August 2018 (9:49am GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 3 hours, 6 minutes and 10 seconds

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    "Is that finger loaded?"

    A good question because nothing is as it seems in Devesham-on-Oseidon.

    The horse-brasses are plastic, the dartboard has a functional bullseye and the ginger beer may not be The Real Thing (but its supply is inexhaustible).

    Then there's Guy Crayford, who has a spacesuit of vacuum-resistant denim, incomplete underpants and an eye-patch which is purely cosmetic.

    And, behind the scenes, the horny Kraals are eager to spread their infection and have been using fake UNIT personnel for practice.

    But did Jim and Martin find The Android Invasion to be the real McCoy or as phoney as a Devesham publican?

    Find out here.



  • 107: Planet of Giants

    15 July 2018 (1:22pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 53 minutes and 5 seconds

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    "You've got some of it on your hands and you didn't tell us anything about it. It was very wrong of you, wasn't it?"

    The Doctor makes Barbara feel small with a little ticking off. Fair enough though - she had almost died from the stiffest of upper lips (and a dangerously unbathed ankle).

    Eco-whistleblower Arnold Farrow fares even worse with a slug in the chest and a ruined holiday, while his murderer - Mr (D?) Forester - escapes with a burnt aerosol and a bloody nose. But the bloody nosey Hilda and PC Bert save the day.

    Ian has a knees-up in a matchbox, Susan shins up a drainpipe and the Doctor's spirits sink in a basin as the regular cast prove there are no small roles, just small actors.

    So did Jim and Martin find that good things come in small packages or that size really does matter?

    Listen to find out.



  • 107: Planet of Giants

    15 July 2018 (1:22pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 53 minutes and 5 seconds

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    "You've got some of it on your hands and you didn't tell us anything about it. It was very wrong of you, wasn't it?"

    The Doctor makes Barbara feel small with a little ticking off. Fair enough though - she had almost died from the stiffest of upper lips (and a dangerously unbathed ankle).

    Eco-whistleblower Arnold Farrow fares even worse with a slug in the chest and a ruined holiday, while his murderer - Mr (D?) Forester - escapes with a burnt aerosol and a bloody nose. But the bloody nosey Hilda and PC Bert save the day.

    Ian has a knees-up in a matchbox, Susan shins up a drainpipe and the Doctor's spirits sink in a basin as the regular cast prove there are no small roles, just small actors.

    So did Jim and Martin find that good things come in small packages or that size really does matter?

    Listen to find out.



  • 106: Terminus

    16 June 2018 (1:35pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 3 hours, 7 minutes and 18 seconds

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    "What is this horrendous place?"

    Well, Nyssa, it's Terminus - a place to which Bor was presumably drawn by nominative determinism.

    It's a drab old hospital where the porters are metal, the doctors are Goths and the burglars are New Romantics.

    The Doctor wins a fight, Nyssa loses her skirt and Tegan draws the short straw, what with Turlough staring at her posterior and the extras revealing her upper assets.

    Did Olvir train at the Wayne Sleep Combat Academy?

    Is the Doctor's creepy CCTV standard TARDIS issue?

    Do the Vanir have enough dog poop bags to last until their next Ocado delivery?

    And did Jim and Martin find Terminus to be a real tonic or some used Hydromel?

    Find out here...



  • 106: Terminus

    16 June 2018 (1:35pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 3 hours, 7 minutes and 18 seconds

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    "What is this horrendous place?"

    Well, Nyssa, it's Terminus - a place to which Bor was presumably drawn by nominative determinism.

    It's a drab old hospital where the porters are metal, the doctors are Goths and the burglars are New Romantics.

    The Doctor wins a fight, Nyssa loses her skirt and Tegan draws the short straw, what with Turlough staring at her posterior and the extras revealing her upper assets.

    Did Olvir train at the Wayne Sleep Combat Academy?

    Is the Doctor's creepy CCTV standard TARDIS issue?

    Do the Vanir have enough dog poop bags to last until their next Ocado delivery?

    And did Jim and Martin find Terminus to be a real tonic or some used Hydromel?

    Find out here...



  • 105: Day of the Daleks

    15 May 2018 (6:41pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 3 hours, 4 minutes and 58 seconds

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    "No complications."

    That infamous moment when the first Ogron on the left accidentally reveals his MENSA potential to his masters but no-one bats a shiny eyelid.

    Yes, this is Day of the Daleks in which our intrepid TARDIS twosome wine, dine and enjoy a ride, while Yates pulls rank, Benton pulls out of a minor skirmish and the Brig pulls his hair out as he defends world peace from humans and aliens alike while, no doubt, also taking in washing and doing a paper round.

    Will the Jeep Pronto ever make it to market?

    Why do people keep giving the Controller dirty looks? Is it his personal hygiene? Or is it because the only kid he ever charges for his sweets is poverty-stricken Charlie Bucket?

    And why are the Daleks wasting resources on their minions' make-up when their vital attack force wouldn't fill a football team?

    Jim and Martin ponder these questions and try to decide whether this is a red-letter day or 24 hours of ennui.

    Listen in for their verdict.



  • 105: Day of the Daleks

    15 May 2018 (6:41pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 3 hours, 4 minutes and 58 seconds

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    "No complications."

    That infamous moment when the first Ogron on the left accidentally reveals his MENSA potential to his masters but no-one bats a shiny eyelid.

    Yes, this is Day of the Daleks in which our intrepid TARDIS twosome wine, dine and enjoy a ride, while Yates pulls rank, Benton pulls out of a minor skirmish and the Brig pulls his hair out as he defends world peace from humans and aliens alike while, no doubt, also taking in washing and doing a paper round.

    Will the Jeep Pronto ever make it to market?

    Why do people keep giving the Controller dirty looks? Is it his personal hygiene? Or is it because the only kid he ever charges for his sweets is poverty-stricken Charlie Bucket?

    And why are the Daleks wasting resources on their minions' make-up when their vital attack force wouldn't fill a football team?

    Jim and Martin ponder these questions and try to decide whether this is a red-letter day or 24 hours of ennui.

    Listen in for their verdict.



  • 104: The Krotons

    16 April 2018 (8:06pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 42 minutes and 24 seconds

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    "The Doctor's almost as clever as I am."

    Zoe Heriot may be the Krotons' pet but she must have been expelled from modesty school.

    Yes, this is The Krotons, a saga of sub-standard scientists, snaky CCTV spies and shouty fridges from another world.

    The Doctor flunks, Jamie fights and Zoe infuriates while the Gonds lack the gonads to take on their reclusive rulers.

    Will Beta reveal the secret of transmat to his backward brethren (or is it still at Beta stage)?

    From which Brummie enclave of Johannesburg do the Krotons hail?

    Will the Doctor's twanged nipple ever recover?

    And do Jim and Martin think the story is the work of High Brains or should it be dispersed?

    Find out here.



  • 104: The Krotons

    16 April 2018 (8:06pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 42 minutes and 24 seconds

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    "The Doctor's almost as clever as I am."

    Zoe Heriot may be the Krotons' pet but she must have been expelled from modesty school.

    Yes, this is The Krotons, a saga of sub-standard scientists, snaky CCTV spies and shouty fridges from another world.

    The Doctor flunks, Jamie fights and Zoe infuriates while the Gonds lack the gonads to take on their reclusive rulers.

    Will Beta reveal the secret of transmat to his backward brethren (or is it still at Beta stage)?

    From which Brummie enclave of Johannesburg do the Krotons hail?

    Will the Doctor's twanged nipple ever recover?

    And do Jim and Martin think the story is the work of High Brains or should it be dispersed?

    Find out here.



  • 103: The Talons of Weng-Chiang

    15 March 2018 (6:52pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 55 minutes and 58 seconds

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    "Never trust a man with dirty fingernails."

    ...Or a face like a Shar Pei's nether regions.

    Especially if he exacerbates London's rodent problem, takes advantage of young scrubbers and test-drives prototype orgasmatrons.

    Yes, this is The Talons of Weng-Chiang - a strange (Robert) Holmesian melodrama where people pop poison pills, ventriloquist dummies are hands-free and Birmingham has cornered the Chinese firearms market.

    Leela takes some clothes, the Doctor takes a boat trip, Jago takes fright and Litefoot takes delivery of a surprise hamper, while Chang prestidigitates, Mr Sin recidivates and a mad old crone expectorates.

    So do Jim and Martin think this is a superlative specimen of Seventies sci-fi or do they smell a rat?

    Find out here.



  • 103: The Talons of Weng-Chiang

    15 March 2018 (6:52pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 55 minutes and 58 seconds

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    "Never trust a man with dirty fingernails."

    ...Or a face like a Shar Pei's nether regions.

    Especially if he exacerbates London's rodent problem, takes advantage of young scrubbers and test-drives prototype orgasmatrons.

    Yes, this is The Talons of Weng-Chiang - a strange (Robert) Holmesian melodrama where people pop poison pills, ventriloquist dummies are hands-free and Birmingham has cornered the Chinese firearms market.

    Leela takes some clothes, the Doctor takes a boat trip, Jago takes fright and Litefoot takes delivery of a surprise hamper, while Chang prestidigitates, Mr Sin recidivates and a mad old crone expectorates.

    So do Jim and Martin think this is a superlative specimen of Seventies sci-fi or do they smell a rat?

    Find out here.



  • 102: The Savages

    15 February 2018 (6:32pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 37 minutes and 49 seconds

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    "I hate conducted tours."

    Dodo single-handedly sows the seeds of the Doctor Who Experience's eventual demise, way back in 1966.

    This month we find ourselves in a land where greedy leaders feather their own nests at the expense of the downtrodden underclass. And it's much the same in Doctor Who's The Savages, screened some 52 years ago (badum tish!)

    The Doctor is drained, Steven is ordained and Dodo is reined-in on a world where the big city holds no attraction for our clan of outsiders, a bunch of sapped saps with their very own cheeky girl (but mercifully no Lembit Opik).

    Who else gets to use the Doctor's vibrator? Did Jano and his mates manage to video The Daleks' Master Plan? Who's producing destructive vapours and shouldn't their diet be looked at?

    And did Jim and Martin find The Savages to be a shot in the arm or an enervating experience?

    Tune in to find out.



  • 102: The Savages

    15 February 2018 (6:32pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 37 minutes and 49 seconds

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    "I hate conducted tours."

    Dodo single-handedly sows the seeds of the Doctor Who Experience's eventual demise, way back in 1966.

    This month we find ourselves in a land where greedy leaders feather their own nests at the expense of the downtrodden underclass. And it's much the same in Doctor Who's The Savages, screened some 52 years ago (badum tish!)

    The Doctor is drained, Steven is ordained and Dodo is reined-in on a world where the big city holds no attraction for our clan of outsiders, a bunch of sapped saps with their very own cheeky girl (but mercifully no Lembit Opik).

    Who else gets to use the Doctor's vibrator? Did Jano and his mates manage to video The Daleks' Master Plan? Who's producing destructive vapours and shouldn't their diet be looked at? 

    And did Jim and Martin find The Savages to be a shot in the arm or an enervating experience?

    Tune in to find out.



  • 101: Delta and the Bannermen

    15 January 2018 (7:46pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 10 minutes and 30 seconds

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    "Let's make this baby fly!"

    Said the uncool and un-Welsh Welsh rock 'n' roller Billy, who refrains (perhaps disappointingly) from drop-kicking the Chimeron child over the Shangri-La camp's Olympic size swimming pool.

    Yes, it's time to take a look at the distinctly odd Delta and the Bannermen, a tale of a baffling bee-keeper, unnecessary Americans, a shot-down stand-up and life-size plastic soldiers with lockjaw.

    When will Ray realise that she's barking up the wrong tree? When will Billy realise he's sniffing around the wrong species? Will the Bannermen have a whip round to get Gavrok a barbecue? And can the Flying Pickets achieve further chart success now their leader has been reduced to smoking footwear?

    Don't expect to find the answers here as Jim and Martin struggle to decide whether to mark the story hi-de-high or hi-de-low.



  • 101: Delta and the Bannermen

    15 January 2018 (7:46pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 10 minutes and 30 seconds

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    "Let's make this baby fly!"

    Said the uncool and un-Welsh Welsh rock 'n' roller Billy, who refrains (perhaps disappointingly) from drop-kicking the Chimeron child over the Shangri-La camp's Olympic size swimming pool.

    Yes, it's time to take a look at the distinctly odd Delta and the Bannermen, a tale of a baffling bee-keeper, unnecessary Americans, a shot-down stand-up and life-size plastic soldiers with lockjaw.

    When will Ray realise that she's barking up the wrong tree? When will Billy realise he's sniffing around the wrong species? Will the Bannermen have a whip round to get Gavrok a barbecue? And can the Flying Pickets achieve further chart success now their leader has been reduced to smoking footwear?

    Don't expect to find the answers here as Jim and Martin struggle to decide whether to mark the story hi-de-high or hi-de-low.



  • 100: The War Games

    14 December 2017 (4:09pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 3 hours, 32 minutes and 13 seconds

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    "You have returned to us, Doctor. Your travels are over."

    But thankfully not forever. It was, indeed, a long way from being all over.

    So Jim and Martin stagger to their century milestone with their biggest story yet, The War Games.

    It's an epic tale of trials, tribulations, heavily corrected (and impaired) vision, and a Very. Stupid. Voice.

    The Doctor plays with fridge magnets, Jamie plays the fool, Zoe plays Villa like a violin and the War Lord plays with his real live toy soldiers - and gets a Paddington stare for his trouble.

    Romans gawp and mince, wigs wander almost as far as the accents, and the scenery is chewed up, gargled and spat out - even when it's as wobbly as a Quark under enemy fire.

    So do Jim and Martin think this is a worthy end for a very worthy Doctor? Or was it ten parts of terrible tedium?

    Listen in to find out.



  • 100: The War Games

    14 December 2017 (4:09pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 3 hours, 32 minutes and 13 seconds

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    "You have returned to us, Doctor. Your travels are over."

    But thankfully not forever. It was, indeed, a long way from being all over. 

    So Jim and Martin stagger to their century milestone with their biggest story yet, The War Games.

    It's an epic tale of trials, tribulations, heavily corrected (and impaired) vision, and a Very. Stupid. Voice.

    The Doctor plays with fridge magnets, Jamie plays the fool, Zoe plays Villa like a violin and the War Lord plays with his real live toy soldiers - and gets a Paddington stare for his trouble.

    Romans gawp and mince, wigs wander almost as far as the accents, and the scenery is chewed up, gargled and spat out - even when it's as wobbly as a Quark under enemy fire.

    So do Jim and Martin think this is a worthy end for a very worthy Doctor? Or was it ten parts of terrible tedium?

    Listen in to find out.



  • 099: Black Orchid

    14 November 2017 (6:45pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 51 minutes and 9 seconds

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    "A delightfully unexpected afternoon."

    Well it won't take up much of your afternoon and there's very little that's unexpected here.

    For this is Black Orchid - a ripping yarn of bronchial brothers, lippy bookworms, smutty absentees and a child bride who's passed around like a gold ball at a Telosian rugby match.

    The Doctor plays the clown, Tegan cuts a rug, Nyssa finds her double and Adric eats double his body weight in finger food.

    But who is the tweed-trousered killer who's friends with an Amazonian Indian?

    Could he possibly have any connection with Charles "not one of the Worcester Woosters" Cranleigh whose brother disappeared on an Amazonian expedition?

    And who is the piratical prat with the badge for mathematical excellence?

    Listen to find out...



  • 099: Black Orchid

    14 November 2017 (6:45pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 51 minutes and 9 seconds

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    "A delightfully unexpected afternoon."

    Well it won't take up much of your afternoon and there's very little that's unexpected here.

    For this is Black Orchid - a ripping yarn of bronchial brothers, lippy bookworms, smutty absentees and a child bride who's passed around like a gold ball at a Telosian rugby match.

    The Doctor plays the clown, Tegan cuts a rug, Nyssa finds her double and Adric eats double his body weight in finger food. 

    But who is the tweed-trousered killer who's friends with an Amazonian Indian?

    Could he possibly have any connection with  Charles "not one of the Worcester Woosters" Cranleigh whose brother disappeared on an Amazonian expedition?

    And who is the piratical prat with the badge for mathematical excellence?

    Listen to find out...



  • 098: Nightmare of Eden

    15 October 2017 (3:21pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 24 minutes and 2 seconds

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    "I don't work for anybody. I'm just having fun."

    Not so much fun for the cold turkeys, the cattle-prodded Mandrels and the eviscerated punters on the good ship Empress though.

    Yes, this is Nightmare of Eden and 'nightmare' could be seen as an apposite epithet by the crew and viewer alike. It's a heady cocktail of spiked drinks, unfortunate zips and insurance policy wordings.

    K9 needs some obedience classes, the Doctor shrieks about his extremities and Romana gets a nasty love bite (but not as nasty as her dress), while Tryst accentuates the silliness, Fisk makes it uniformly worse and Rigg turns on, tunes in and drops out.

    So did Jim and Martin find the story as first class as the toilet facilities or were they glad when the nightmare was over?

    Find out here.



  • 098: Nightmare of Eden

    15 October 2017 (3:21pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 24 minutes and 2 seconds

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    "I don't work for anybody. I'm just having fun."

    Not so much fun for the cold turkeys, the cattle-prodded Mandrels and the eviscerated punters on the good ship Empress though.

    Yes, this is Nightmare of Eden and 'nightmare' could be seen as an apposite epithet by the crew and viewer alike. It's a heady cocktail of spiked drinks, unfortunate zips and insurance policy wordings.

    K9 needs some obedience classes, the Doctor shrieks about his extremities and Romana gets a nasty love bite (but not as nasty as her dress), while Tryst accentuates the silliness, Fisk makes it uniformly worse and Rigg turns on, tunes in and drops out.

    So did Jim and Martin find the story as first class as the toilet facilities or were they glad when the nightmare was over?

    Find out here.



  • 097: Terror of the Autons

    16 September 2017 (2:16pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 35 minutes and 43 seconds

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    "I am usually referred to as the Master."

    Or some very slight variation thereof.

    Terror of the Autons is a story where a bloomin' cockernee is masquerading as an Italian, a Time Lord as an astral Mr Benn, Autons as an army of Frank Sidebottoms, and the man himself as BT's most sackable employee. Yet the Master can't muster the energy to think up an even vaguely misdirecting pseudonym.

    Plenty of imagination elsewhere though with unfriendly neighbourhood Bobbies, dolls that are a bit too clingy, armchairs that give you a hug, a phone you can really get tied up on and gift daffs you really shouldn't look in the mouth.

    Can the grumpy Doctor, scatty Jo, and a Maxi full of UNIT defeat the Master and the Nestene Unconvincingness?

    And did Jim and Martin find all this plastic fantastic or as flat as Old Ma Farrel's CSO kitchen?

    Find out here.



  • 097: Terror of the Autons

    16 September 2017 (2:16pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 35 minutes and 43 seconds

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    "I am usually referred to as the Master."

    Or some very slight variation thereof.

    Terror of the Autons is a story where a bloomin' cockernee is masquerading as an Italian, a Time Lord as an astral Mr Benn, Autons as an army of Frank Sidebottoms, and the man himself as BT's most sackable employee. Yet the Master can't muster the energy to think up an even vaguely misdirecting pseudonym.

    Plenty of imagination elsewhere though with unfriendly neighbourhood Bobbies, dolls that are a bit too clingy,  armchairs that give you a hug,  a phone you can really get tied up on and gift daffs you really shouldn't look in the mouth.

    Can the grumpy Doctor, scatty Jo, and a Maxi full of UNIT defeat the Master and the Nestene Unconvincingness?

    And did Jim and Martin find all this plastic fantastic or as flat as Old Ma Farrel's CSO kitchen?

    Find out here.



  • 096: The Time Meddler

    14 August 2017 (8:06pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 6 minutes and 7 seconds

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    "I'm not a mountain goat and I prefer walking to any day. And I hate climbing."

    If you think Steven Moffat era Doctor Who taxes the mind, imagine being part of the 1965 audience and having to decode anagrams of the scripted lines on the fly.

    And the mind is boggled in many other ways by The Time Meddler. How can an 11th Century monk have a wristwatch, electric stove and gramophone? Has the BBC lost the plot? Has Dennis Spooner been hot-spooning? Or perhaps the pee-drenched padre is to blame and thus a legitimate target of the (extremely) long arm of Doctor Tickle.

    Our eponymous hero and visiting Vikings alike get merry on mead from Hur indoors, while Vicki suffers sexism from Steven, the new companion who likes to attack first and ask (too many) questions later. And then not believe any of the answers.

    Will the groat ever drop for Steven? Will he find the bovine astronaut he seeks? What do you do if your TARDIS is smaller on the inside? Whose beard is camping out on Eldred's face?

    And did Jim and Martin delight in this first ever pseudo-historical or do they disapprove of all this time meddling?

    Find out here.



  • 096: The Time Meddler

    14 August 2017 (8:06pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 6 minutes and 7 seconds

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    "I'm not a mountain goat and I prefer walking to any day. And I hate climbing."

    If you think Steven Moffat era Doctor Who taxes the mind, imagine being part of the 1965 audience and having to decode anagrams of the scripted lines on the fly.

    And the mind is boggled in many other ways by The Time Meddler. How can an 11th Century  monk have a wristwatch, electric stove and gramophone? Has the BBC lost the plot? Has Dennis Spooner been hot-spooning? Or perhaps the pee-drenched padre is to blame and thus a legitimate target of the (extremely) long arm of Doctor Tickle.

    Our eponymous hero and visiting Vikings alike get merry on mead from Hur indoors, while Vicki suffers sexism from Steven, the new companion who likes to attack first and ask (too many) questions later. And then not believe any of the answers.

    Will the groat ever drop for Steven? Will he find the bovine astronaut he seeks? What do you do if your TARDIS is smaller on the inside? Whose beard is camping out on Eldred's face?

    And did Jim and Martin delight in this first ever pseudo-historical or do they disapprove of all this time meddling?

    Find out here.



  • 095: The Stones of Blood

    15 July 2017 (4:57pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 25 minutes and 51 seconds

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    "It's getting rather exciting, isn't it?"

    Well mileage may vary and opinions certainly differ a wee bit between your intrepid hosts on this one.

    For it is The Stones of Blood, a tale of vampiric slabs, a reclusive mistress-villain with a morbid fear of lemon sherbets and the latest mismatched cop duo - Android and Wirrn.

    The Doctor wears a barrister's wig, Romana sports a chav cap and Vivien Fay shows off her deep silver tan. Professor Rumford forgets her words and her bra but remembers her truncheon, and K9 spills his guts while being goosed by a jack plug.

    The local druids summon a wrinkly comedy star, a camping couple suffer post-coital depression, and two clouds of bling argue the toss while the Doctor doesn't appear to give one.

    So did the story stir the blood of Jim and Martin or leave them stony faced?

    Listen to find out.



  • 095: The Stones of Blood

    15 July 2017 (4:57pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 25 minutes and 51 seconds

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    "It's getting rather exciting, isn't it?"

    Well mileage may vary and opinions certainly differ a wee bit between your intrepid hosts on this one.

    For it is The Stones of Blood, a tale of vampiric slabs, a reclusive mistress-villain with a morbid fear of lemon sherbets and the latest mismatched cop duo - Android and Wirrn.

    The Doctor wears a barrister's wig, Romana sports a chav cap and Vivien Fay shows off her deep silver tan. Professor Rumford forgets her words (and her bra) but remembers her truncheon, and K9 spills his guts while being goosed by a jack plug.

    The local druids summon a wrinkly comedy star, a camping couple suffer post-coital depression, and two clouds of bling argue the toss while the Doctor doesn't appear to give one.

    So did the story stir the blood of Jim and Martin or leave them stony faced?

    Listen to find out. NB: You'll notice that Jim gets a story title wrong - twice. Rest assured that he has been taken away and destroyed in a controlled explosion.



  • 094: The Twin Dilemma

    14 June 2017 (7:05pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 35 minutes and 46 seconds

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    "I am the Doctor... whether you like it or not."

    Ahem... awkward!

    Yes, this is Colin Baker's debut debacle as the Doctor, The Twin Dilemma.

    A tale of a Hurndall understudy in a dress, two bratty bowl-cut brain-boxes, pestilent parrot people and a hairy slug with an inter-species libido.

    And , at its centre, we have our 'hero' who tries to bluster, cower, whine and strangle his way into our hearts, and his poor sidekick, who has probably never felt quite so sidelined - or quite so kicked.

    Blood bubbles, slugs slime, sartorial atrocities are committed with impunity and a thieving magpie is fed to the starving masses (tastes like chicken, apparently).

    Loathe it or hate it, it's perennially at the bottom of the sort of polls its lead actor despises.

    But do Jim and Martin think it lives down to its reputation?

    Listen in to find out.



  • 094: The Twin Dilemma

    14 June 2017 (7:05pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 35 minutes and 46 seconds

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    "I am the Doctor... whether you like it or not."

    Ahem... awkward!

    Yes, this is Colin Baker's debut debacle as the Doctor, The Twin Dilemma.

    A tale of a Hurndall understudy in a dress, two bratty bowl-cut brain-boxes, pestilent parrot people and a hairy slug with an inter-species libido.

    And, at its centre, we have our 'hero' who tries to bluster, cower, whine and strangle his way into our hearts, and his poor sidekick, who has probably never felt quite so sidelined - or quite so kicked.

    Blood bubbles, slugs slime, sartorial atrocities are committed with impunity and a thieving magpie is fed to the starving masses (tastes like chicken, apparently).

    Loathe it or hate it, it's perennially at the bottom of the sort of polls its lead actor despises.

    But do Jim and Martin think it lives down to its reputation?

    Listen in to find out.



  • 093: The Macra Terror

    14 May 2017 (3:22pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 12 minutes and 15 seconds

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    "No-one on the Colony believes in Macra! There is no such thing as Macra! Macra do not exist! There are no Macra!!"

    Well maybe stop going on about them so much then?

    He's right though. This colony is lovely - except for the brainwashing, harrowing jingles, cheerless cheerleading, occupational hazards and the ministrations of hit security group, Ola and the Bootboys, that is.

    Oh and the Macra, of course. Not that there are any Macra. Or are there...?

    Well, yes there are, as the name of the story implies, and they're a crabby (and shouty) bunch of crustaceans, with their grubby pincers on the reins of power within the colony. Meanwhile, Ben goes over to the dark side, Polly gets a haircut, Jamie has a fling and the Doctor has a problem with excess gas.

    But did Jim and Martin give The Macra Terror 11 out of 10? Or did it just wash over their brains?

    Find out here.



  • 093: The Macra Terror

    14 May 2017 (3:22pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 12 minutes and 15 seconds

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    "No-one on the Colony believes in Macra! There is no such thing as Macra! Macra do not exist! There are no Macra!!"

    Well maybe stop going on about them so much then?

    He's right though. This colony is lovely - except for the brainwashing, harrowing jingles, cheerless cheerleading, occupational hazards and the ministrations of hit security group, Ola and the Bootboys, that is.

    Oh and the Macra, of course. Not that there are any Macra. Or are there...?

    Well, yes there are, as the name of the story implies, and they're a crabby (and shouty) bunch of crustaceans, with their grubby pincers on the reins of power within the colony. Meanwhile, Ben goes over to the dark side, Polly gets a haircut, Jamie has a fling and the Doctor has a problem with excess gas.

    But did Jim and Martin give The Macra Terror 11 out of 10? Or did it just wash over their brains?

    Find out here.



  • 092: Inferno

    14 April 2017 (1:33pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds

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    "You're liable to wake up Old Nick going that deep!"

    And imagine old Nick's horror when he woke up after the BBC stag do and found that someone had given him a comedy eye-patch and a joke shop scar.

    But it's not just the Brig who's had an unsympathetic makeover in Inferno's alt-right universe. Cuddly Sergeant Benton is now brutal bastard Benton and lovely Liz has adopted a nasty wig and an equally nasty attitude. Professor Stahlman, of course, is equally gittish wherever you find him, but Greg Sutton's sexist tendencies have been crushed under the fascist jackboot - and he seems even less likely to achieve penetration with this particular Petra.

    Throw in some technicians in wolf's clothing (and Christmas cracker teeth), a soldier shooting himself off a gasometer and lashings of automatic door porn, and we have something of a great big melting pot.

    But do Jim and Martin think Inferno burns brightly or does it feel like the end of the world?

    Find out here.



  • 092: Inferno

    14 April 2017 (1:33pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 56 minutes and 4 seconds

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    "You're liable to wake up Old Nick going that deep!"

    And imagine old Nick's horror when he woke up after a BBC stag do and found that someone had given him a comedy eye-patch and a joke shop scar.

    But it's not just the Brig who's had an unsympathetic makeover in Inferno's alt-right universe. Cuddly Sergeant Benton is now brutal bastard Benton and lovely Liz has adopted a nasty wig and an equally nasty attitude. Professor Stahlman, of course, is equally gittish wherever you find him, but Greg Sutton's sexist tendencies have been crushed under the fascist jackboot - and he seems even less likely to achieve penetration with this particular Petra.

    Throw in some technicians in wolf's clothing (and Christmas cracker teeth), a soldier shooting himself off a gasometer and lashings of automatic door porn, and we have something of a great big melting pot.

    But do Jim and Martin think Inferno burns brightly or does it feel like the end of the world?

    Find out here.



  • 091: Castrovalva

    15 March 2017 (4:15pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 34 minutes and 6 seconds

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    "What are you concealing from me, boy?"

    Not enough, some might say, for this is Castrovalva - where Master Waterhouse introduces the innocent and unsuspecting viewer to "Little Matthew"

    .

    But that's not the only harrowing element of the Fifth Doctor's first outing. The Time Lord himself is made incompetent (and incontinent?) by his regeneration but still gets to go on a self-propelling wheelchair and pulls off decent impressions of his former selves - and Basil Fawlty (the War Hotelier).

    Tegan gets hot and bothered, Nyssa gets moist and, of course, Adric has a semi on, before they all meet Chardonnay Shardovan and his sheep-in-wolf's-clothing chums.

    There's a fly in the ointment, of course, and this one has a risible, raisable platform, a double-decker perspex top hat and a penchant for looking at boys on the dark web.

    But does the new Doctor bowl Jim and Martin over? Or is he out first ball?

    Find out here.



  • 091: Castrovalva

    15 March 2017 (4:15pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 34 minutes and 6 seconds

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    "What are you concealing from me, boy?"

    Not enough, some might say, for this is Castrovalva - where Master Waterhouse introduces the innocent and unsuspecting viewer to "Little Matthew"

    .

    But that's not the only harrowing element of the Fifth Doctor's first outing. The Time Lord himself is made incompetent (and incontinent?) by his regeneration but still gets to go on a self-propelling wheelchair and pulls off decent impressions of his former selves - and Basil Fawlty (the War Hotelier).

    Tegan gets hot and bothered, Nyssa gets moist and, of course, Adric has a semi on, before they all meet Chardonnay Shardovan and his sheep-in-wolf's-clothing chums.

    There's a fly in the ointment, of course, and this one has a risible, raisable platform, a double-decker perspex top hat and a penchant for looking at boys on the dark web.

    But does the new Doctor bowl Jim and Martin over? Or is he out first ball?

    Find out here.



  • 090: Underworld

    15 February 2017 (2:57pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 42 minutes and 5 seconds

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    "Whatever blows can be sucked."

    Not The Creature From The Pit this time but a story which could be said, in American vernacular, both to 'blow' and to 'suck'.

    It's Underworld - a production so maligned that even most of the sets refused to participate. A CSO mother lode in which Minyans are led by Minions, the proletariat dine on the very rock they mine and gravity does precisely whatever the hell it likes.

    Meanwhile, Gwyneth Paltrow gets a drastic makeover, Mr Dors takes it lying down and Leela takes a fancy to a bit-part with a Rohypnol ray. Chuck in some deaf-blind guards, hordes of bored extras and some rather louche lift music and it really does feel like we're descending to rock bottom.

    So 'the quest is the quest' but will Jim and Martin see Underworld as a golden moment in Who mythology or will they end up feeling fleeced?

    Listen in to find out.



  • 090: Underworld

    15 February 2017 (2:57pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 2 hours, 42 minutes and 5 seconds

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    "Whatever blows can be sucked."

    Not The Creature From The Pit this time but a story which could be said, in American vernacular, both to 'blow' and to 'suck'.

    It's Underworld - a production so maligned that even most of the sets refused to participate. A CSO mother lode in which Minyans are led by Minions, the proletariat dine on the very rock they mine and gravity does precisely whatever the hell it likes.

    Meanwhile, Gwyneth Paltrow gets a drastic makeover, Mr Dors takes it lying down and Leela takes a fancy to a bit-part with a Rohypnol ray. Chuck in some deaf-blind guards, hordes of bored extras and some rather louche lift music and it really does feel like we're descending to rock bottom.

    So 'the quest is the quest' but will Jim and Martin see Underworld as a golden moment in Who mythology or will they end up feeling fleeced?

    Listen in to find out.



  • 089: The Edge of Destruction

    15 January 2017 (2:58pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 49 minutes and 4 seconds

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    "If anything happens, let me know."

    What do you get if you have two episodes to fill with no guest actors and no new sets?

    Well in the weird world of Lime Grove 1964, you get The Edge of Destruction - a veritable cryptic crossword with clues from another, different cryptic crossword.

    This is, of course, the one where Susan turns scissor sister, Ian seems to have been at the BBC brown ale, the Doctor - even with a head wound - still wins Gallifrey's Fastest Butler and poor old Babs has to hold it all together, despite her pathological fear of Salvador Dali.

    Even the Fornicator can't help them as they try to discover what the heck is going on (and what the writer has been smoking) until, finally, the solution springs to mind.

    So can Jim and Martin make sense of the sentient ship's clues or will the story leave them on the edge of nervous destruction?

    Find out here.



  • 089: The Edge of Destruction

    15 January 2017 (2:58pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 1 hours, 49 minutes and 4 seconds

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    "If anything happens, let me know."

    What do you get if you have two episodes to fill with no guest actors and no new sets?

    Well in the weird world of Lime Grove 1964, you get The Edge of Destruction - a veritable cryptic crossword with clues from another, different cryptic crossword.

    This is, of course, the one where Susan turns sinister scissor sister, Ian seems to have been at the TARDIS brown ale, the Doctor - even with a head wound - still wins Gallifrey's Fastest Butler, and poor old Babs has to hold it all together, despite her pathological fear of Salvador Dali.

    Even the Fornicator can't help them as they try to discover what the heck is going on (and what the writer has been smoking) until, finally, the solution springs to mind.

    So can Jim and Martin make sense of the sentient ship's clues or will the story leave them on the edge of nervous destruction?

    Find out here.



  • 088: Planet of the Daleks

    14 December 2016 (4:21pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 3 hours, 38 minutes and 39 seconds

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    "It was terrible... and then I got rescued by this bowl."

    No, not a symptom of BBC budget cuts - although its economically-priced, invisible owner may have been.

    It's the Planet of the Daleks - or, more accurately, the planet of the plants which either spy or spray, the molten ice which somehow isn't just water and the locals who are definitely more than meets the eye.

    Chuck into this great big ice-melting pot a poorly Time Lord, a lady with an embarrassing fungal infection, some flaxen-haired, squabbling space-squaddies and the most evil wheelie bins in the ninth system, and you have all the makings of an epic six-parter.

    But does it deliver like Santa or disappoint like... erm... Satan...?

    Listen in to find out.



  • 088: Planet of the Daleks

    14 December 2016 (4:21pm GMT)
    Episode Duration: 0 days, 3 hours, 38 minutes and 39 seconds

    Direct Podcast Download

    "It was terrible... and then I got rescued by this bowl."

    No, not a symptom of BBC budget cuts - although its economically-priced, invisible owner may have been.

    It's the Planet of the Daleks - or, more accurately, the planet of the plants which either spy or spray, the molten ice which somehow isn't just water and the locals who are definitely more than meets the eye.

    Chuck into this great big ice-melting pot a poorly Time Lord, a lady with an embarrassing fungal infection, some flaxen-haired, squabbling space-squaddies and the most evil wheelie bins in the ninth system, and you have all the makings of an epic six-parter.

    But does it deliver like Santa or disappoint like... erm... Satan...? 

    Listen in to find out.



 
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