DESTINY OF THE DALEKS

Episode One I hid the story’s author and title credit from Sue, and I was pretty subtle about it too. If I’d told her to look away, she would have concluded it was called The Something of the Daleks, The Something of the Cybermen or The Something of the Master. So I chose my moment…

THE ARMAGEDDON FACTOR

Part One Sue: Six parts? Bloody hell. Oh well, it is the end of the Key to Time, I suppose, so it has to be epic. Me: You’ll be pleased to know that The Armageddon Factor is our last six-part story. Sue: Honestly? Me: Yes, I swear on our cats’ lives, this is the last…

THE POWER OF KROLL

Part One Sue: I don’t think much of the title. It sounds like a B-movie to me. Oh, wait, Robert Holmes is back again. When Robert Holmes is good, he’s really good. Me: And you’ve got Philip Madoc as well. Sue: That definitely helps, too. The episode begins on a high-tech mining refinery where four…

THE ANDROIDS OF TARA

Part One Sue: I used to think Tara Palmer-Tomkinson was an android if that’s any help. Oh, David Fisher’s name rings a bell. Me: It should. He wrote the last one. Sue: Excellent. The Doctor and K9 are playing chess in the TARDIS. Sue: I love the banter between these two. I could watch them…

THE STONES OF BLOOD

Part One Me: This is our 100th story! Can you believe it? Sue: Is that all? How many stories are left? Me: Fifty… ish. It’s complicated. Sue: What a surprise. So we’re not even two-thirds of the way through this yet? Is that what you’re saying? Me: Don’t say it like that. Nicol is baking…

THE PIRATE PLANET

Part One Nicol is a huge Douglas Adams fan (her nickname for me when she was growing up was Slartibartfast), so it was inevitable that she would join us for this one (although getting people to pester her on Twitter definitely helped). Sue: So how did Doctor Who get their hands on Douglas Adams? Me:…

THE RIBOS OPERATION

Part One Sue: How many episodes is this one? Me: Twenty-six. Sue: Are you taking the piss?! I haven’t got that kind of attention span! I press ‘play’. Sue: So, another season, then? Me: Yes. Sue: With the same producer? Me: Yes. Sue: Has he been told to pull his socks up? Have the BBC…

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…