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Episode 231

Unblocking the Sink

We’ve been off the air for a few months now, but apparently all it takes to bring us all back together is a few thousand Daleks desperate to find out who’s been playing them Bizet’s Carmen from deep inside their terrifyingly impregnable prison. Unfortunately none of us can muster much interest in any of that: instead, we’re worrying about the state of Amy and Rory’s marriage and wondering why on earth the new girl has turned up a year early. It’s Asylum of the Daleks.

Episode 231: Unblocking the Sink · Recorded on Sunday 13 March 2022 · Duration 0:53:02 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 232

His Nebrox Moment

This week, there’s a massive Silurian spaceship pre-crashing in the direction of Planet Earth, and the whole gang is on board for the ride. Brendan’s on the lookout for discarded teeth, Nathan’s holed up in an escape pod watching reruns of Mitchell and Webb, James’s progress is being hindered by the unfeasibly large amounts of vegetable matter in his pants, and Fiona is doing a terrific job of keeping her feisty new companions under control. Somehow, life finds a way, in Dinosaurs on a Spaceship.

Episode 232: His Nebrox Moment · Recorded on Sunday 13 March 2022 · Duration 0:53:05 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 233

A Mild-Mannered Josef Mengele

This week, we’re in the Wild West for some down-home, old-fashioned, country-style moral philosophy. The burning question: is it permissible to let that well-spoken middle-aged country doctor get killed just because he sawed up a bunch of people and turned them into psychopathic gun-wielding maniacs? Steven B joins us to discuss a well-shot, well-acted, well-written and thought-provoking episode: A Town Called Mercy.

Episode 233: A Mild-Mannered Josef Mengele · Recorded on Sunday 20 March 2022 · Duration 0:54:52 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 234

Stop Watching a Kids’ Show

This week, we have half an hour of fun character-based nonsense followed by a fairly disastrous five-minute Doctor Who episode. But we’re all too busy reminiscing about the end of an era to notice. Adam Richard joins us for The Power of Three.

Episode 234: Stop Watching a Kids’ Show · Recorded on Sunday 20 March 2022 · Duration 0:45:00 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 235

River Knows All the Space Reasons

Many of us grow up: we live in a real world of marriages and families, jobs and mortgages. But some of us can never bring ourselves to leave our imaginary friend behind. Can you imagine the leaden apprehension when we learn that the choice has been taken from us forever? Kevin Burnard joins us for The Angels Take Manhattan.

Episode 235: River Knows All the Space Reasons · Recorded on Sunday 24 April 2022 · Duration 1:01:34 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 236

Good Smugness

Christmas, 1892: The Doctor has retired from saving the universe after a disastrous mid-series finale earlier in the year. He is cheered up somewhat by his encounter with a feisty young barmaid, who is intrigued enough to follow the Doctor home, only to learn a valuable and ultimately fatal lesson about the importance of railings. Richard E Grant is here too, as usual, delivering his lines through heroically clenched teeth. It’s The Snowmen.

Episode 236: Good Smugness · Recorded on Sunday 24 April 2022 · Duration 1:02:35 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 237

A Proud Bear Holding a Bag of Chips Getting to Be Celia Imrie

It’s 2013 and Doctor Who is back for its anniversary season — with a new companion, a new outfit for the Doctor, and a lethal and potentially world-ending new threat from the Internet, more than a decade before the invention of Web3. Keep a close eye on your apes, everyone: it’s The Bells of Saint John.

Episode 237: A Proud Bear Holding a Bag of Chips Getting to Be Celia Imrie · Recorded on Sunday 29 May 2022 · Duration 0:47:52 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 238

There’s an Apostrophe

The Doctor has a very limited first date repetoire: watching the destruction of Earth with weird aliens, visiting a far-future traffic jam full of weird aliens, seeing an entire marketing department being slaughtered by weird aliens, and stopping a gentle space whale from being endlessly tortured by English people. And his first date with Clara is no exception: hiring a space moped from a weird alien called Dor’een and visiting The Rings of Akhaten.

Episode 238: There’s an Apostrophe · Recorded on Sunday 29 May 2022 · Duration 0:59:20 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 239

Fluffy Bums

This week, we’re joined aboard a Soviet submarine by Mark McManus, Jack Shanahan and a low-effort lizard alien, who proceeds to run around the boat in the nude murdering members of the crew. But we’re all too interested in Jenna Coleman, David Warner, some guys from Game of Thrones and a discarded fibreglass suit of armour to notice.

Episode 239: Fluffy Bums · Recorded on Sunday 12 June 2022 · Duration 0:47:26 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 240

Ghost Reasons

This week, Dougray Scott, Jessica Raine and two scary skeleton creatures are all so unspeakably horny that all Nathan, Corey, Si and Pete can do is Hide.

Episode 240: Ghost Reasons · Recorded on Sunday 12 June 2022 · Duration 0:43:58 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 241

The Law of Conservation of Detail

This week, Nathan, Simon, Peter and their new friend Mathew find ourselves wandering some space corridors in search of some kind of button that will bust us out of this time loop. Are we on board the USS Voyager during one of its less successful high-concept episodes? Or do we find out — to our horror — that we’re on a Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS?

Episode 241: The Law of Conservation of Detail · Recorded on Sunday 19 June 2022 · Duration 0:50:40 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 242

Strax is Tara King

This week we’re joined by Steven from New to Who to discuss one of the great loves of our lives — Dame Diana Rigg, whose astonishing performance makes The Crimson Horror one of the best episodes of the era.

Episode 242: Strax is Tara King · Recorded on Sunday 25 September 2022 · Duration 0:57:42 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 243

Shot in a Hurry

In a far-off galaxy in a distant future, a band of misfit soldiers in a comical castle await the arrival of an enemy long thought dead — thousands upon thousands of killer Cybermen. Angie and Archie don’t seem particularly impressed, though, and neither do Nathan, Richard, James and Peter. It’s Nightmare in Silver.

Episode 243: Shot in a Hurry · Recorded on Sunday 26 June 2022 · Duration 0:45:19 · Download · Open in new window

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Episode 244

Full of the Doctor

This week, we’re spending a relaxing afternoon on sunny Trenzalore, chatting with friends, visiting people we’ve lost, solving a mystery, bringing up an age-old question, and generally getting everything neatly squared away before the fireworks start this November. It’s The Name of the Doctor.

Episode 244: Full of the Doctor · Recorded on Sunday 26 June 2022 · Duration 1:03:46 · 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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