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Max Jelbart

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Max Jelbart is happy to be taking the mantle as the youngest sod on the podcast. He likes writing screenplays and has been doing so since he read Russell T. Davies’s lurid accounts of procrastination and tedium in The Writer’s Tale. His first Doctor Who story was Aliens of London, because a spaceship crashing into Big Ben is the best thing a 7-year-old can possibly imagine. His favourite episode is definitely Midnight, maybe Listen, truthfully The Robots of Death. No, City of Death. Wait, The Invasion. Okay, Love & Monsters. Seriously. Finally. Gotta love a bit of ELO.

Episode 135

Men in Massive Suits

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.

Episode 135: Men in Massive Suits · Recorded on Sunday 8 July 2018 · Duration 0:44:35 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 136

Less Bum Shots

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.

Episode 136: Less Bum Shots · Recorded on Sunday 8 July 2018 · Duration 0:55:02 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 157

LINDA for Short

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 —

Episode 157: LINDA for Short · Recorded on Saturday 9 February 2019 · Duration 1:25:47 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 186


This week, Peter’s having a quiet drink, Brendan’s spending a suspicious amount of time in the toilet, Max has gone for a walk in the woods with Sacha Dhawan, and Nathan is looking at dirty postcards and reminiscing about the days when he still used to get out of this chair. Plus, Agatha Christie’s here for cocktails. So be sure to watch out for The Unicorn and the Wasp.

Episode 186: Lowbrow–Highbrow · Recorded on Saturday 15 February 2020 · Duration 0:52:15 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 215

Kazran Scroogedick

Dashing through the snow, in a one-shark open sleigh, past some pants we go, laughing all the way. (Ha-ha-ha.) Max and Peter sing, making spirits bright, and James and Nathan do their thing in Sardicktown tonight!

Episode 215: Kazran Scroogedick · Recorded on Monday 21 June 2021 · Duration 1:03:44 · 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 · Recorded on Saturday 17 June 2023 · Duration 0:55:12 · Download · Open in new window

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