THE TV MOVIE

The TV Movie was the first brand new Doctor Who I ever watched with Sue, and she never missed another episode from that point on. So it seems appropriate to finish where we started, all those years ago. We have, of course, drezzzzed for the occasion. She’s wearing her Pip and Jane T-shirt and I’m…

SURVIVAL

Part One For the last time – and for one episode only – we are joined by Nicol and Sue’s brother, Gary. Sue: Survival. That’s a funny title considering it’s the last one. Nicol: Did they know it was the last one when they were making it? Me: They suspected as much. The programme was…

THE ULTIMATE FOE

Part Thirteen Sue: Yay! Robert Holmes is back. Thank heavens for that. The Doctor wants to know who’s been tampering with the Matrix. Sue: It’s him! The Valeyard bloke. It’s obvious. Two capsules arrive on the Time Lords’ space station. One of them contains Sabalom Glitz. Sue: Excellent. The other contains Melanie Bush. Sue: Is…

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…

PLANET OF FIRE

Part One Sue: Ooh, we like Peter Grimwade, don’t we? Me: Yes, he’s a very good director. Sue: Excellent. Me: But he didn’t direct this. Sue: Oh. At least we’re on location. That’s good. This is a very impressive quarry, actually. Two men are traipsing up a mountain in their pants. Sue: Blimey, he’s got…

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…

THE KING’S DEMONS

Part One Before you ask, yes, Sue knew The King’s Demons was only two episodes long. She could barely contain her excitement, in fact. Sue: I’m especially looking forward to visiting Turlough’s home planet so we can get to the bottom of where he comes from, and what he was doing in that bloody school.…

TIME-FLIGHT

Part One Sue: Peter Grimwade again? So he writes and directs at the same time, does he? Excellent. Let’s see how long it takes her to work it out, shall we? The story begins with Concorde in flight. Sue: Bloody hell, it must have cost the BBC a small fortune to film inside Concorde. Unless…

CASTROVALVA

Part One Sue: Bloody hell, he’s still Tom Baker. Me: We’ve never had a recap like this before. Sue: Yes we have. We get them all the time. Me: Not before the opening titles we don’t. Sue: Oh yeah, I forgot about them. Give me strength. The Watcher merges with the Doctor. Nyssa: So he…

LOGOPOLIS

Part One Tom Baker’s final story begins in a motorway layby. Sue: Whenever I look at the TARDIS, I notice different things about it. Today, I’m fixated on the pink and cream tinting in the glass. Nicol: I’m starting to worry about you, mother. Me: Don’t worry, Nicol. It isn’t even a real TARDIS. The…