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!

Doctor Who rumbles towards the end of Series 12 with this “base under siege” type episode – but this time, it seems the base itself, Villa Diodati on the bank of Lake Geneva, is the enemy!

Hear James McLean and Brian Terranova’s thoughts, feelings, and reactions to The Haunting of Villa Diodati, and the Doctor’s encounter with the future Mary Shelley, along with Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, and Mary’s step-sister Claire Clairmont – as well as the haunting figure of the Lone Cyberman!

Listen out, too, for how The Haunting of Villa Diodati conflicts and contrasts with other stories set in the same location on the same night from the Big Finish catalogue.