SHADA

Part One I haven’t told Sue what we’re watching tonight, and I expect a cushion in the face when she eventually finds out. Sue: So what are we watching this week? Tom Baker enters the Museum of the Moving Image Doctor Who exhibit circa 1992. Sue: Are we watching a Blue Peter special? Tom begins…

THE FIVE DOCTORS

We watched the original broadcast version of The Five Doctors. Sadly, I couldn’t source an off-air copy with the Children in Need ticker running across the bottom of the screen. I hope this doesn’t invalidate the science at the heart of this experiment. Nicol: I’m not watching any William Hartnell with you. You can forget…

K9 AND COMPANY

Sue: I am so ready for Peter Davison. Me: We have to watch a Christmas special first. Sue: A Doctor Who Christmas special? Me: Well… Sue: This had better not be a fan-thing which doesn’t count. I can’t be bothered with that. It’s not that Shada thing you keep banging on about, is it? Has…

WARRIORS’ GATE

Part One Sue: Steve Gallagher. Why does that name ring a bell? Me: You met him 15 years ago. He came to our university to talk about scriptwriting. Sue: Did you ask him a question about Doctor Who? Me: No, I was too embarrassed. Sue: That’s a shame. Oh well, I’m not worried about upsetting…

STATE OF DECAY

Part One This story begins in a castle overlooking a village. Sue: Is this one going to be a period drama? We haven’t had one of those for ages. Sue is immediately drawn to Aukon. Sue: It’s Fish from Marillion. Me: Are you insane? Sue: If Fish had a beard and a wig, he would…

FULL CIRCLE

Part One The Doctor and Romana are en route to Gallifrey. Sue: That must mean two K9s this week. How exciting is that? I bet they’ll conduct an extensive analysis of each other’s arses as soon as they meet. However, Romana doesn’t want to go home. Sue: Poor Romana. As soon as she gets back,…

MEGLOS

Part One The TARDIS is heading for Tigella, a planet the Doctor has visited previously. Sue: It must have been uneventful or you would’ve made me sit through it, Neil. On Tigella, three humanoids with fair hair are attempting to break into something. Sue: Are they Thals? Are the Daleks in this one? Have they…

THE LEISURE HIVE

Part One Sue: Ooh, new title sequence. She’s quick, my wife. Sue: The theme music is very techno. Sue thinks any up-tempo electronic music is techno. Sue: Why is Tom Baker snarling? Is he in pain? I don’t have an answer to that. Sue: Is somebody torturing him? Hmm… I’m not sure about these new…

THE HORNS OF NIMON

Part One Me: Here, Sue, grab this firmly and pull. Don’t worry, it isn’t what you think. Sue: A Christmas cracker? What’s this for? Me: It’s Christmas 1979! We pull the cracker. It doesn’t go bang. Sue: Just so we’re clear, I’m not putting this hat on. The story begins with a large spaceship hurtling…

NIGHTMARE OF EDEN

Part One Sue: Bob Baker. Why do I know that name? Me: He’s one of the Bristol Boys. Sue: Oh, has he gone solo? Did they fall out? A large space liner is hurtling through the cosmos when it suddenly shimmers and disappears. Sue: Either that ship has gone into warp drive or they’ve really…