Series 5

Episode 201

Tiggers Don’t Like Bacon

We’re back. It’s the first episode of a whole new era, and Matt Smith has 20 minutes to save the world and an hour to convince the audience that there’s life after David Tennant. Pull up a fire engine and delete your browser history — it’s time for The Eleventh Hour.

Episode 201: Tiggers Don’t Like Bacon · Duration 1:05:01 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 202

Make a Better Choice

This week, Nathan, Brendan, Steven from New to Who and Kevin Burnard join Amy and the Doctor as they head off to a version of Britain in the distant future which is exactly like the Britain that they just left — crumbling, nostalgic and in deep denial about the giant alien whale in the basement. Or as we like to call him, The Beast Below.

Episode 202: Make a Better Choice · Duration 1:01:22 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 203

Thirteen and a Half Minutes

This week, we’re hunkering down in the Cabinet War Rooms with Col Sillitto from New to Who, surrounded by increasing numbers of suspicious-looking miniature tanks. Nathan is finding the Prime Minister increasingly intolerable, James is gagging for a cup of tea, Richard is admiring the Group Captain’s Spitfire, and Col is reminiscing about that night behind the post office with Dorabella. Little do we know how close we all are to the ultimate Victory of the Daleks.

Episode 203: Thirteen and a Half Minutes · Duration 0:52:16 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 204

Implacable and Completely Incomprehensible

This week, we spend 45 minutes climbing a staircase in search of 2007’s most celebrated Doctor Who monster. Peter’s dreaming about the Aplan, James is wishing he hadn’t worn these heels, Nathan is wondering if he left the mortars in the nave or the vestry, and Simon is admiring the low lighting and the sombre vaulted ceilings. It turns out our dreams no longer need us, so this must be The Time of Angels.

Episode 204: Implacable and Completely Incomprehensible · Duration 0:59:02 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 205

Spatial Relationships

This week, Nathan, James, Peter and Simon are all huddling terrified in a dark forest, waiting for the image of an angel to materialise and kill us all — but not before we finish our discussion of Flesh and Stone.

Episode 205: Spatial Relationships · Duration 0:54:46 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 206

Those Facepalming Moments

This week, James is getting excited about being accepted into a new finishing school, Todd is being complacent about the size of his torch, Nathan is huddling in a corner repeatedly saying the word fish, and friend-of-the-podcast Karen Carpenter is lying in the courtyard and rehydrating. It’s The Vampires of Venice.

Episode 206: Those Facepalming Moments · Duration 0:46:03 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 207

A Man Who Sees His Own Shadows

This week, we’re joined by Johnny Spandrell for an hour of love, self-loathing and psychic pollen from the candle meadows of Karass don Slava, as we discuss Amy’s Choice.

Episode 207: A Man Who Sees His Own Shadows · Duration 0:53:13 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 208

Don’t Kill the Lizard Lady

This week we’re joined by Erik Stadnik for a whole day of taping cameras to things while we wait for something — oh, okay, the Silurians — to emerge from The Hungry Earth.

Episode 208: Don’t Kill the Lizard Lady · Duration 0:46:23 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 209

The Status Quo

This week, our hopes and dreams crumble to dust in the face of centrist realpolitik and an inability to imagine a true, multracial utopia. And, of course, we’re also talking with Erik Stadnik about a Doctor Who episode called Cold Blood.

Episode 209: The Status Quo · Duration 0:51:02 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 210

Balancing the Darkness

This week, James, Nathan and Richard are joined by friend-of-the podcast Fiona Tomney for a few days mooning around in the south of France, staring into the gaping maw of isolation and depression and trying to prevent Vincent from inadvertently destroying some very pretty paintings. It’s Vincent and the Doctor.

Episode 210: Balancing the Darkness · Duration 0:53:25 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 211


This week, we’re joined by Jack Shanahan and Joe Ford to dicuss an episode where we discover that not only is the Doctor good at saving the world, he’s a useful striker, a reliable employee and a skilled matchmaker. And someone who looks good in a skimpy towel. It’s The Lodger.

Episode 211: Relatable · Duration 1:01:24 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 212

Space Reasons

This week, we’re back in time having a jolly adventure when suddenly a thousand alien invasions happen at once and then the universe abruptly ends. It’s The Pandorica Opens.

Episode 212: Space Reasons · Duration 0:57:30 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 213

The Todd Experience

This week, we celebrate the triumphant return of the entire universe with a quick snog in the bushes after Amy’s wedding, followed by a discussion of the final episode of Series 5, The Big Bang.

Episode 213: The Todd Experience · Duration 1:18:26 · 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 · Duration 1:10:18 · Download · Open in new window

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