Doctor Who Series 12 has finished – but what did we make of The Timeless Children? Despite leaks and spoilers aplenty, it managed to surprise. But does it offer a brand new direction for Doctor Who beyond the hodge-podge of ideas?

Christian Cawley and James McLean work it out.

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We’re taking a break for a month – we’ll see you again around Easter!

Wow. That was a cliffhanger, wasn’t it? In terms of Series 12, it is certainly where everything changes – but before we get to The Timeless Children, we need to talk about Ascension of the Cybermen. Christian Cawley, Brian Terranova, and James McLean have put their heads together and produced what can only be described as a very low-tech Cyberium.

Did we love Ascension of the Cybermen or hate it? Click play to find out!

(Quick reminder: we’re taking a break for a few weeks in mid-March. Don’t fret – we’re be back after Easter. In the meantime, look out for some classic podcasts and old articles republished on the website.)

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This week’s Doctor Who episode is Praxeus, in which the show takes another Lettsian view of man’s relationship with the planet Earth. But was the message too heavy handed, or did it work as part of the plot?

Christian Cawley and Brian Terranova discuss this point and many others on this week’s podcast. PLUS: Nicholas Parsons and Rotten Tomatoes.

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What did you think of Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror? Hold that thought, then ask yourself the more important question: what did *we* think of Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror? Doctor Who Series 12 has been a mixed bag so far, but was Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror the fizzy cola bottle or the unfizzy cola bottle?

It’s the PodKast with a K, in which forty-something male, pale, and stale anoraks chat largely about Doctor Who, a show they’ve no professional experience of but have nevertheless spent a large chunk of four decades watching.

This week, Christian Cawley (a man who plays with phones for money) is joined by the ever-indecisive James McLean and swish trans-Atlantic man-about-suburbs Brian A. Terranova. We’re here to reaffirm and challenge your opinions on Doctor Who in equal measure.

Ready? Hit play!

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Hot on the heels of part one, part 2 of the Doctor Who Series 12 opener, Spyfall, has just aired in the show’s usual Sunday evening slot.

This week, Christian Cawley, Brian A Terranova, and James McLean discuss the story in-depth, along with a surprising realisation. They consider elements of characterisation, as well as praise the revised approach. There’s also some discussion of the preceding episode, its memorable cliffhanger, and the performance of Sacha Dhawan as the latest incarnation of the Master.

PLUS: why was the sound quality so bad in portions of the last podKast? Christian explains how it had something to do with a pantomime (oh no it didn’t!). ALSO: just how long have we been doing this show?

Doctor Who is back with a bang and a twist with Skyfall, the first episode of a two part story kicking off Series 12. Christian Cawley and Gareth Kavanagh mull it over, with a bit of help from… you!

This podKast is a bit shorter than usual due to the limited schedule and time between the two episodes. However, we’re planning to reconvene with a bit more purpose and some in-depth discussion of the Spyfall story as a whole during the coming week.

In the meantime, hit play on this – and if you’re a regular on our Facebook page, listen out for a mention!

The podcast team reunites at last to talk about the Doctor Who Series 12 trailer and the 56th anniversary.

Doctor Who Series 12, its trailer, guest stars, and the shows’s 56th anniversary are the topics of conversation this week. Some interesting thoughts about the future and the best anniversary stories, too…

With Christian Cawley, James McLean, and Brian Terranova!

There’s not a lot of Doctor Who news around at the moment, but what is going on is pretty interesting. To highlight the gems, Christian Cawley and James McLean got together to record a new podcast!

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Welcome to the first of our new monthly podcast schedule, in which we look at Doctor Who Series 11 in depth. 

Did it work? Was it great? Did Jodie deliver the goods, and did Resolution feel a bit pointless (if enjoyable)?

There’s a lot to talk about: click play to hear Christian Cawley, James Baldock, and Simon Danes try to come to some sort of concensus