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Episode 20

How Can You Snog a Monoid?

In this Very Special Episode, Brendan, Richard and Nathan are interviewed by Doctor Who convention impresario Todd Beilby about their experience of podcasting their way through Doctor Who in the sixties. Hartnell, Troughton or Cushing? Barbara, Polly or Zoë? (Barbara, obviously.) What’s our favourite story? Our favourite moment? Our favourite villain? Our favourite pratfall? And, most importantly, what have we learned from our flight through entirety?

Episode 20: How Can You Snog a Monoid? · Duration 1:43:02 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 31

One Knee Up For Pertwee

In yet another Very Special Episode, Todd joins Brendan, Richard and Nathan for a retrospective of the Pertwee Era. Liz, Jo or Sarah? Peladon, Spiridon or Exxilon? And, the most important question of all, which 70s sitcom would have been most improved if they’d only had the foresight to cast our very own Richard Stone?

Episode 31: One Knee Up For Pertwee · Duration 1:48:12 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 75

It’s All About Him

Tom’s gone, so it’s time for another retrospective episode, ably compered by Sir Todd Beilby. Who will we snog, marry and avoid this time?

Episode 75: It’s All About Him · Duration 1:13:00 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 98

Material That Was Worthy of Him

Another era reaches its end, and somewhere, someone’s favourite television show is cancelled again. Perhaps Peter Davison’s years on the programme weren’t its heyday, but all four of us have found a new appreciation of his portrayal of the Doctor. Thanks, Peter. Time to say goodbye.

Episode 98: Material That Was Worthy of Him · Duration 1:13:19 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 114

Never Going to Win

We’ve reached the end of Doctor Who’s longest era: an era in which every single story was a 14-episode epic about cannibalism and Gallifreyan jurisprudence. But, despite Eric Saward, there are still nice things to say.

Episode 114: Never Going to Win · Duration 1:28:09 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 129

Advocate for Genocide

We’ve reached the end of another era. Three years at the tail end of the Classic Series, reviled by some, forgotten by others, and not watched at all by a sizeable proportion of the audience. But all four of us love literally every single aspect of it without exception. (Quiet, Todd!)

Episode 129: Advocate for Genocide · Duration 1:30:52 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 131

Thank You Very Much for Listening, and Good Night

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?

Episode 131: Thank You Very Much for Listening, and Good Night · Duration 2:46:16 · Download · Open in new window


Episode 145

You Have to Bring Your A-Game

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.

Episode 145: You Have to Bring Your A-Game · Recorded on Sunday 4 November 2018 · Duration 0:56:23 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 161

Probably in a Better Place Than When She Started

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?

Episode 161: Probably in a Better Place Than When She Started · Recorded on Sunday 19 May 2019 · Duration 1:03:52 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 177

Subtlety and Undertones

We’ve survived our first year of post–Camille Coduri Doctor Who, and our only full year in the company of the charming and charismatic Freema Agyeman. So, what did we all think?

Episode 177: Subtlety and Undertones · Recorded on Sunday 13 October 2019 · Duration 1:13:26 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 193

Dalek Caan Saves the Day

This week, we look back on Series 4 and consider some of the unanswered questions from the last thirteen weeks of Flight Through Entirety. Is Series 4 the best ever series of New Who? Sylvia Noble: threat or menace? What is the best story of the season, and why is it Midnight? And, as always, who or what should we snog, marry and avoid?

Episode 193: Dalek Caan Saves the Day · Recorded on Sunday 3 May 2020 · Duration 1:16:27 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 200

Technical Virtuosity

This week, we answer the most important questions about the latest leg of our flight — the Russell T Davies Era. What happened to Nerys during the Year of Hell? Which monsters would we most like to party with? Who is the best guest character, and why is it Ida Scott? And, finally, is this the best era in the show’s history?

Episode 200: Technical Virtuosity · Recorded on Sunday 27 December 2020 · Duration 1:32:08 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 214

A Brilliant Whole

In the last episode of this series of Flight Through Entirety, we fly through the first year of Matt Smith’s time as the Doctor, snogging, marrying and avoiding things, and responding to some of our listeners’ most pressing questions. More New Paradigm Daleks? Fewer Silurians? More Richard Curtis episodes? More series of Doctor Who just as good as this one?

Episode 214: A Brilliant Whole · Recorded on Sunday 6 June 2021 · Duration 1:10:18 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 229

Playthings of Steven

We’ve reached the end of an ambitious and controversial series of Doctor Who, and so we’ve all gathered at Demons’ Run to find the answers to some pressing questions. What were the high points and low points of the series? Amy’s pregnancy arc — tasteless or distateful? Who was our favourite guest star? And, finally, what is the First Question, and who will eventually answer it? It’s our Series 6 Retrospective.

Episode 229: Playthings of Steven · Recorded on Sunday 28 November 2021 · Duration 1:03:49 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 245

Everyone’s So Damn Special

Matt Smith’s last full season as the Doctor is a game of two halves — two costumes, two console rooms, two title sequences (or six, whatever) and two sets of companions over two consecutive years. And we’re in two minds about it. Welcome to the Series 7 retrospective.

Episode 245: Everyone’s So Damn Special · Recorded on Sunday 17 July 2022 · Duration 1:26:38 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 252

Comedy to High Drama

From Amy’s imaginary friend to the Hero of Trenzalore, Matt Smith spent four years and more than a few centuries as the Doctor. So now that he’s gone, how do we think he did?

Episode 252: Comedy to High Drama · Recorded on Sunday 11 December 2022 · Duration 1:25:24 · 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 · Recorded on Sunday 18 June 2023 · Duration 1:18:20 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 279

Allowed to Be the Doctor

From Skaro to Gallifrey, twelve episodes of one of the strangest seasons in Doctor Who’s history. What did we think, what did we learn, and what are we most looking forward to? And, as always, who would we snog, marry or avoid?

Episode 279: Allowed to Be the Doctor · Recorded on Sunday 26 November 2023 · Duration 1:15:19 · Download · Open in new window

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