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.


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.)


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.

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.


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!

Modern young people running the DWM Time Team, a female Doctor, a new showrunner, with some very different ideas to his predecessor… just what is going on? Why are these things happening?

Well, of course, it’s the next iteration of Doctor Who! But what does having a female Doctor really mean for the show’s future? After all, it’s not up to us, or the BBC, or Chris Chibnall, or even the Doctor herself. It’s up to the viewers…

Christian Cawley, James Baldock and Simon Danes discuss how things might shape up when Doctor Who returns in Autumn 2018.

We’ve had the new showrunner, the new Doctor, and shots of the new TARDIS. So it was about time Doctor Who fans got a flavour of the new logo! But what do you think of it?

Telling you what they think in this week’s podKast with a K are Christian Cawley and James Baldock, who also manage to cover some recent Doctor Who news and go off at some entertaining tangents.


Two new eras in one: Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor Who look is revealed, and the new PodKast with a K team gets together for the first time! First, Christian Cawley and James McLean break down the Doctor’s new look, and are then joined by Simon Danes and James Baldock to chew the fat over recent events in the world of Doctor Who…

It’s a great chat, and we can’t wait for you to hear it!


Christian Cawley and James McLean are back again with a fresh look at the Jodie Whittaker news, taking a look at YOUR thoughts about the controversial Doctor Who casting. Thanks to your comments on our Facebook page, we’re able to spin this conversation off in a whole new direction, while considering the thoughts of Peter Davison. Oh, and prepare yourselves for our thoughts on the 2017 Christmas episode.

We also speculate on Doctor Who‘s future in the world of Amazon and Netflix, while in the process of a soft reboot,  as well as have a brief chat on the BBC salaries controversy.