MINDWARP

Part Five Sue: They should recap every episode. It’s really helpful. Hey, what happened to Robert Holmes? Me: It’s Philip Martin’s turn to take over for a bit. Sue: The Gangsters man? That’s okay. He’s pretty good. The episode reconvenes in the Time Lords’ space station. Sue: We’re going to keep seeing this model shot,…

THE MYSTERIOUS PLANET

Before we tackle Doctor Who’s longest story, I have a confession to make. Sue: So is this Colin’s last story or not? Me: Yes, it is. But… Sue: But what? Me: It’s 14 episodes long. Crash zoom on Sue’s face. Sue: HOW MANY EPISODES?! Me: Calm down. The episodes are only 25-minutes again. Sue: I…

REVELATION OF THE DALEKS

Part One This story begins on the snowy wastes of Necros. Sue: I see Peri is wearing sensible clothes again. I bet a million dads all switched off at once. Peri clambers across a frozen wasteland in order to reach a nearby pond. Sue: What the **** is she doing? Are the toilets backed up…

TIMELASH

Part One Sue: Glen McCoy. Any relation to Sylvester? Me: No. He wrote two episodes of Angels – which were seminal, by the way – but he’s probably best known for his crisps. Sue: Really? Me: No. Timelash begins on the TARDIS. Sue: I don’t believe it. Peri is actually wearing something sensible for a…

THE TWO DOCTORS

I wanted Nicol to watch at least one Colin Baker episode with us and The Two Doctors felt like the safest bet. It’s a story about vegetarianism (Nicol has been meat-free for a year) and it’s set in an exotic location (she likes Spain). Plus, if she didn’t agree to watch it with us, I’d…

THE MARK OF THE RANI

Before we tackled The Mark of the Rani, there were some surprises in store for us in the jungle. The first shock came on Friday night when it became clear that Colin Baker couldn’t wait to leave. The second shock arrived on Saturday when Sue saw Colin topless for the first – and hopefully last…

VENGEANCE ON VAROS

Even though he dances like a Pussycat Doll with a urinary tract infection, Colin Baker has still captured Sue’s heart. Sue: He hasn’t put a foot wrong. He’s lovely. A real gent. Not like Eric ****ing Bristow. Me: Were you worried that Colin would be voted out of the Spiridon jungle first? Sue: Not a…

ATTACK OF THE CYBERMEN

At least Colin Baker continues to impress in one TV show… Sue: He’s lovely. In fact, he’s my tip to win. He doesn’t have a bad word to say about anyone. And he’s the perfect gentleman, always comforting everyone around him. But watching I’m A Celebrity… comes at a price. Ant and Dec have revealed…

THE TWIN DILEMMA

The Twin Dilemma isn’t Sue’s first exposure to Colin Baker. No, that came two days earlier with I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here! Before that, Colin was just some actor who shouted at me at a convention once (at least we have something in common now) and, according to ITV, a former Dr…

THE CAVES OF ANDROZANI

Part One Me: You’ve seen this story before, Sue, 19 years ago. It was the first one we watched together when I moved in with you in 1993. Can you remember anything about it? Sue: No. I do remember Genesis of the Daleks, though. Me: We watched Genesis afterwards. Sue: Well, it must have been…