The Twelfth Doctor

Episode 253

A Peter Capaldi–Shaped Time Tunnel

After half a lifetime of waiting, the time has come for Peter Capaldi to finally take on the role he was born to play. But is twenty-first century Who ready for this spiky and unpredictable leading man and his sexy and unhinged mortal enemy? We’re about to find out — but first, let’s take a Deep Breath.

Episode 253: A Peter Capaldi–Shaped Time Tunnel · Duration 1:05:11 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 254

Animosity and Horror

This week, we’re joined by Adam Richard, shrunk to a microscopic size, and sent on a mission consisting mostly of ruthless moral self-examination. Meanwhile, somewhere else completely, a romcom is taking place. It’s Into the Dalek.

Episode 254: Animosity and Horror · Duration 0:48:51 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 255

Phallocentric Energy

This week, Nathan, Richard, Todd and Adrian Phoon leave the peasants of Worksop to their mud-eating and get together to ask themselves the questions Is the Doctor as big a hero as Robin Hood? and Is Robin Hood even real?, only to come up with some very surprising answers. It’s Robot of Sherwood.

Episode 255: Phallocentric Energy · Duration 0:52:44 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 256

Level of Ambiguity

This week, we’re joined under the Doctor’s bed by Fiona Tomney, to discuss whether monsters are real or imaginary or both, and to squee repeatedly over the Capaldi performance. It’s Listen.

Episode 256: Level of Ambiguity · Duration 1:02:12 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 257

Mr and Mrs Teller

Nathan, James, Peter and Simon come to in a bare darkened room full of mid-range sound recording equipment with no memory at all of how they got there, only to find — to their horror — that they have agreed to podcast about our next Doctor Who episode, Time Heist.

Episode 257: Mr and Mrs Teller · Duration 0:48:56 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 258

Both as Bad as One Another

This week, Pete Lambert and Hannah Cooper join us for a particularly embarrassing Coal Hill School parents’ evening, which goes horribly wrong when a Mechanoid is found roaming the premises. It’s The Caretaker.

Episode 258: Both as Bad as One Another · Duration 0:49:21 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 259

The Goldilocks Zone

This week, Nathan, Brendan, Simon and Colin are trapped in a room with only forty-five minutes to decide whether Kill the Moon is terrible or a towering work of genius. It goes quite well, surprisingly.

Episode 259: The Goldilocks Zone · Duration 0:57:25 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 260

Dangle Your Lallies

This week, a technologically-augmented interdimensional mummy runs amok on a replica of the Orient Express in space under the control of a terrifying alien intelligence or something. It’s a day at the office for Doctor Who, in Mummy on the Orient Express.

Episode 260: Dangle Your Lallies · Duration 0:45:57 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 261

The Prestige

This week, we’re doing some judicially-mandated cleaning up around a council estate in Bristol when we make some terrifying discoveries about the source and nature of the graffiti we’re painting over, and some even more terrifying discoveries about our own and our friends’ moral characters. Also, someone left the TARDIS prop from Logopolis Part 3 lying around here somewhere. It’s Flatline.

Episode 261: The Prestige · Duration 0:55:07 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 262

She Was the Hydrangeas All Along

It’s like the New Forest only newer, as well as more sudden and completely worldwide. But is it here for revenge, or to provide us with some much-needed help? Let’s find out as Mathew Hounsell and Kevin Burnard join us to discuss In the Forest of the Night.

Episode 262: She Was the Hydrangeas All Along · Duration 0:55:40 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 263

Terribly Gay

This week, Danny’s death is somehow made up for by the culmination of a season-long arc which finally brings Michelle Gomez properly into the limelight. It’s Dark Water.

Episode 263: Terribly Gay · Duration 1:01:12 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 264

Absolutely Ainley

It’s happened again: it’s the end of the season, and all our long-dead relatives have come back as Cybermen. Only this time, instead of hanging around the kitchen reeking of tobacco, they’re wandering through graveyards and — well, that’s it really, wandering through graveyards. Fortunately, Missy is here to liven things up a bit. It’s Death in Heaven.

Episode 264: Absolutely Ainley · Duration 0:53:09 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 265

New Life Crisis

Peter Capaldi’s Doctor might not be sure if he’s a good man, but can Nathan, Todd, Peter and Simon be sure if his first series is a good series? Let’s find out (while determining who to snog, marry and avoid on the way).

Episode 265: New Life Crisis · Duration 1:18:20 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 266

The Tangerine in the Window

It’s Christmas in July, and what could be more Christmassy than having your brains sucked out by predatory alien crabs? Why, Nick Frost as Santa, of course! So welcome, everyone, to your Last Christmas.

Episode 266: The Tangerine in the Window · Duration 0:55:12 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 267

Making My Head Hurt

So Doctor Who is back, doing the same old thing for another year, but this time we’re relitigating the main moral question of a thirty-year-old episode: can we kill a genocidal dictator even though he’s just a small child with a dirty face lost on a battlefield somewhere? Tom Spilsbury joins us to discuss The Magician’s Apprentice.

Episode 267: Making My Head Hurt · Duration 1:05:57 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 268

A Very Busy Barnaby Edwards

This week, the Doctor chats with Davros, Missy chats with Clara, and the four of us wonder if those chats are fun enough to sustain forty-five minutes of television. All while actually having quite a fun chat ourselves. It’s The Witch’s Familiar.

Episode 268: A Very Busy Barnaby Edwards · Duration 1:01:23 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 269

Baseless Criticism

This week, we’re playing Doctor Who madlibs — cowering in an UNDERWATER BASE, waiting for the ELECTROMAGNETIC GHOSTS to pick us off one by one. Fortunately, Peter Capaldi and some attractive young people are here to keep us entertained. We’re Under the Lake.

Episode 269: Baseless Criticism · Duration 0:50:36 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 270

Scottish Reasons

This week, a bone Vervoid joins in the fun as we travel back in time to Wales in 2015 pretending to be Scotland in 1980 pretending to be somewhere in the Soviet Union. And it’s hard to say which time paradox is the most annoying, the bootstrap one or the predestination one. Thank goodness Frazer Gregory is here to help us sort it all out — it’s Before the Flood.

Episode 270: Scottish Reasons · Duration 0:55:07 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 271

Eels with Jazz Hands

This week, we remind ourselves of what the Doctor stands for, as we watch him train up some very silly Vikings to be sweet and funny enough to see off an invasion by big stupid monsters with mouths full of teeth. Stacey Smith? joins us to discuss the story of The Girl Who Died.

Episode 271: Eels with Jazz Hands · Duration 0:52:42 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 272

John Scott Martin in a Zarbi Suit

It’s been a mere 900 years since last week’s episode, and it’s time to check in with Ashildr to see if she’s still the naive and loving young girl she was back in her Viking village days. Or — like the rest of us — has she simply turned into Peter Capaldi’s Doctor? It’s The Woman Who Lived.

Episode 272: John Scott Martin in a Zarbi Suit · Duration 0:53:31 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 273

Electrified Pubic Merkins

This week, we’ve invited twenty million Zygons over for cocktails, and now we’re starting to feel self-conscious about cooking up all that salt-and-pepper squid. And so soon we’re involved in an international political thriller that takes us from Fake New Mexico all the way to Madeupistan. It’s The Zygon Invasion.

Episode 273: Electrified Pubic Merkins · Duration 0:55:51 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 274

Orange Babies

This week, we’re all enjoying bombing and threatening one another, until the Doctor comes along and delivers a long speech about New Cruel People, which starts making us feel bad about ourselves. And fair enough. It’s The Zygon Inversion.

Episode 274: Orange Babies · Duration 0:54:41 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 275

The Cappuccino Thing

This week, in orbit of the planet Neptune, a Doctor Who story is created which kills literally everyone who watches it. Which is why we should probably have thought twice before inviting the lovely Jeremy Radick to discuss it with us.

Episode 275: The Cappuccino Thing · Duration 0:57:39 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 276

The Planet Quantos

This week, we’re hanging out in a mystical London street full of Sontarans, Judoon and Cybermen, investigating a murder with Johnny Spandrell — only to find, to our horror, that the murder hasn’t happened yet. And, of course, that it’s time for Clara Oswald to Face the Raven.

Episode 276: The Planet Quantos · Duration 1:00:19 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 277

The Time on Him

This week, Rob Valentine drops by to spend four-and-a-half billion years admiring how clever Steven Moffat, Peter Capaldi, Rachel Talalay and Murray Gold are. It’s Heaven Sent.

Episode 277: The Time on Him · Duration 0:58:31 · Download · Open in new window

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