The Empty Child

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The Empty Child
Life During Wartime…

The Empty ChildNicol didn’t watch this episode when it was originally broadcast 10 years ago, so she’s agreed to watch it with us tonight.

Me: Why didn’t you watch Doctor Who when it came back in 2005, Nic?

Nicol: Two words: Billie Piper.

Sue: (Mortified) But Billie Piper’s really good!

Nicol: I know that now. But when I was 16, Billie Piper was someone you liked when you were 11. You weren’t allowed to ...

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Father’s Day

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Father’s Day
Two Weddings and a Funeral…

Father's DaySue: I definitely remember this one, Neil. I can tell you what happens right now, if you like. I’m pretty sure I watched it more than once when we lived in the caravan, it was that good. And I didn’t even like Doctor Who back then.

This is the story of Pete Tyler.

Sue: He reminds me of Dennis Waterman. If they ever decide to bring back Minder, he’ll ...

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The Long Game

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The Long Game
Living on the ceiling…

The Long GameThe Doctor and Rose have taken Adam to a space station in the year 200,000.

Sue: What a dump! It looks like a bloody garage. If Rose wants to impress Adam so she can shag him later, she should have taken him somewhere nice, not a shit hole like this. I think the Doctor is jealous and he did this on purpose.

When Adam is presented with a spectacular ...

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Dalek

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Dalek
Night at the Space Museum

Sue: Thank God Rob Shearman is in New York this week. He’ll be too busy worrying about his play to care about this blog.

Me: I bet he’s shitting himself. After all, you gave the Slitheen two-parter eight out of 10.

Sue: And?

Me: (Exasperated) Eight out of 10, Sue! That’s the same score you gave to Invasion of the Dinosaurs and The Time Monster! Actually, forget I said anything.

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World War Three

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World War Three
Mine is the last fart that you will ever hear. Do not be alarmed.

Sue isn’t impressed with the resolution to last week’s cliffhanger(s).

World War ThreeSue: It’s a bit of a cop-out, don’t you think? Suddenly, the electricity isn’t as dangerous to the Doctor as we were led to believe, and now he’s put all the aliens out of action. Somehow. Don’t ask me how. Anyway, it’s a massive design flaw. That’s like ...

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Aliens of London

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Aliens of London
Farter’s Day…

aliens1The Powell Estate, London.

Me: The estate was named after Jonathan Powell, the **** who cancelled Doctor Who.

Sue: And what’s wrong with having a housing estate named after you? Didn’t Nelson Mandela have some flats named after him? I would have been flattered.

The Doctor has brought Rose home.

Sue: So the Doctor can steer the TARDIS, then. I wish this programme would make its bloody mind up.

While Rose rushes off to ...

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The Unquiet Dead

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The Unquiet Dead
aka ‘The Haunted Man and the Ghost’s Bargain’

The Unquiet DeadIn a Victorian funeral parlour in Wales…

Sue: The BBC are really good when it comes to period dramas like this. I feel like I’m in safe hands this week.

Suddenly, a corpse wraps its gnarled fingers around an undertaker’s neck, and Sue nearly jumps out of her skin.

Sue: Not for kids! Bloody hell! That gave me a fright! Jesus!

The corpse smashes its coffin to ...

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The End of the World

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The End of the World
And Sue feels fine…

The End of the WorldSue: Are you going to moan all the way through this episode as well, Neil?

Me: I’ll try not to. Although I was in a terrible mood the first time I saw this because Christopher Eccleston had just quit the show and I thought the sky was caving in.

Sue: Little did you know they were about to cast the best Doctor Who ever, eh?

Me: (Weeping) No ...

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Rose

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Rose
Plastic Fantastic Lover…

RoseSue: I love this version of the theme music.

Me: Yeah, nothing encapsulates the mystery and otherworldliness of Doctor Who like a brass ****ing band.

Sue: Don’t be daft, Neil. It’s meaty. It’s music that says: “Come on! Let’s have an adventure!”

Me: I had a trumpet when I was at school, and yet I never tried to play the Doctor Who theme on it.

Sue: Why not?

Me: Because it was a trumpet.

Sue: Oh, ...

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The Web of Fear Redux

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The Web of Fear Redux
It ain’t over yeti…

Episode 1

I drop the first bombshell less than thirty seconds into the episode.

Sue: What do you mean, I’ve seen this episode before? What are you trying to do to me, Neil? A divorce won’t be good for the book. You do know that, don’t you?

I offer to let her watch the first episode in silence, just like we did with The Enemy of the World Episode 3. She agrees. And then she won’t shut up.

Sue: This ...

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