THE INVASION OF TIME

Part One Sue: Is there anything I should know? Me: No, it’s just a regular four-parter. May I rot in hell. Sue: This had better be good. We’re due a good one. Who’s David Agnew? Me: He doesn’t exist. Sue: Is it because they were embarrassed with the script, or were they getting around the…

UNDERWORLD

Part One Sue: It’s the Bristol Boys. I’ve been schooling Sue between stories because the experiment is the… Sue: They were responsible for the giant prawn, weren’t they? I don’t like the Bristol Boys very much. Nicol: What are you talking about? Yes, I persuaded Nicol to join us for Underworld; let’s call it payback…

THE SUN MAKERS

Part One Sue: Is there anything I should know about this one? Me: Only that it’s late 1977 and context is everything. Sue: I would have just turned 16… Oh look, it’s Robert Holmes. I feel better already. A nervous man named Cordo is loitering in what appears to be a very drab corridor. Sue:…

IMAGE OF THE FENDAHL

Part One Sue: I don’t know why we’re bothering any more. Me: What? Sue: Well, according to some of the comments on the blog, Doctor Who is a complete waste of time now. Me: For the last time, stop reading the comments. Sue: The general consensus seems to be that it’s all downhill from here.…

THE INVISIBLE ENEMY

Part One Sue: Great. Invisible monsters again. I bet this is another cheap one. A spaceship is navigating an asteroid belt. Sue: Oh shit, it’s a spacey one. I don’t like the spacey ones very much. I like it when it’s set in the past and… Me: And they have wooden cabinets. Sue: Yes, exactly.…

HORROR OF FANG ROCK

Part One Sue: What do I need to know about this one? Me: Well, it’s a new season and there’s a new producer in charge. She didn’t ask me for a name. That’s how interested she is. Me: Oh, and this story was made in Birmingham. Sue: Fascinating. She couldn’t care less. In fact, it’s…

THE TALONS OF WENG-CHIANG

Part One Sue: Six parts. Oh joy. This had better be ****ing good, Neil. Sue wants to know when Talons was originally broadcast. Sue: I would have been 15 years old, so I was out playing badminton when this was on. And during the last part, I was probably playing golf. Backstage at a Victorian…

THE ROBOTS OF DEATH

Part One Sue: Oh no. Not Chris Boucher again. Me: It’s pronounced Boucher, actually. Sue: Whatever. A sandminer is churning up the landscape on a desolate and dusty planet. Sue: This looks good. They’re really selling it to me. The camera movement certainly helps. The sandminer is run by robots. Sue: These robots look like…

THE FACE OF EVIL

Part One Sue: Is there anything I should know before we start? Me: Well, the first episode was broadcast on New Year’s Day 1977. Sue: So any adults watching this would have been hungover. Fair enough. Me: Oh, and there was a six-week gap between this story and the last story. Sue: I didn’t even…