It’s Christmas, so we’ve recorded a special seasonal podcast. Time travel back to 2006 with Christian Cawley and Brian Terranova as they talk all the way through The Runaway Bride, starring David Tennant and Catherine Tate.

This episode went out on Christmas Day evening to an audience of 9.35 million viewers, and famously split fans, some of which adored Catherine Tate’s first full appearance (following the cameo at the end of Doomsday) while others were less than enthused.

A quick look in the Ultimate Regeneration compendium of Doctor Who reviews from the RTD era reveals what Christian thought at the time:

“This wasn’t a ‘fun adventure for all the family’. It had all of the worst excesses of Russell T Davies’ take on Doctor Who sliced up, repackaged as something new and different and frankly empty. Without a strong lead, Doctor Who would be dead in the water. That’s worth thinking about. He shouldn’t really have to put up with nonsense like this.”

But what does Christian think of The Runaway Bride 13 years later?

So get ready to hit play. We’ve even provided a count-in so you can watch the episode along with us. What’s more, we’d love to hear your thoughts on rewatching The Runaway Bride, so leave them below.

Merry Christmas! To celebrate glad tidings on Earth and goodwill to all men – not to mention Time Lords defeating alien invasions — we bring you our own commentary of The Christmas Invasion, 2005’s very own season special that finally introduced David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor.

James McLean, Brian Terranova and Christian Cawley are you hosts. So gird your loins, grab your remote controls, and try to hit play at around the right moment. Oh, and hope things don’t go a bit timey-wimey…

This week, the podKast went live on Google Hangouts for a second time. You can catch up by clicking “play” above! Discussions this week span off from topics as interesting as whether Russell T Davies…

Kasterborous Doctor Who podKastIt’s time for this week’s Kasterborous podKast with a “k” in which Christian Cawley and James McLean discuss the amazing goings on in the world of Doctor Who fandom over the past 7 days.

Recorded on Sunday (and therefore too early to be able to talk about this photo), the podKast this week reviews The Bells of Saint John, speculates about the 50th anniversary while getting excited at the prospect of David Tennant’s return, hopes for an appearance by Christopher Eccleston while trying to suggest ways in which former Doctors might appear and also suggests some recommendations for you to enjoy, from Withnail & I to the extras on the new DVD of The Visitation.

Sadly we’re without Brian Terranova this week, but hope to have him reinstated for next week’s podKast.


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A little later than intended, this week’s Kasterborous podKast (with a “K”) turns its attention to the matter of the Doctor’s sartorial elegance (or in some cases, lack of…) There isn’t a single incarnation of…