Series 12, Episode 1.
First broadcast on Wednesday, 1 January 2020.
Posted on Friday, 3 January 2020
This week, the stakes are high as Nathan, James, Brendan, Peter and Todd don their tuxes, spy on a sinister tech billionaire, fight deadly glowing aliens, and get a big surprise… It’s Spyfall, Part One.
Over on Flight Through Entirety, we’ve just reached the end of Series 3 of the New Series, and there are a couple of Christmas presents under the tree as well with Time Crash and our commentary on Voyage of the Damned. We’ll be back before too long with our coverage of Series 4.
Series 12, Episode 2.
First broadcast on Sunday, 5 January 2020.
Posted on Thursday, 9 January 2020
This week, we spend most of our time larking around with computer scientists and Nazis, oblivious to the serious moral issues of wiping people’s memories, betraying villains to the Nazis, and using your mum as a hard drive to store all your backup nudes. It’s Spyfall, Part Two.
You can catch our more well-considered Doctor Who takes over at Flight Through Entirety, of course, where we have discussed every broadcast Doctor Who story until the end of 2007.
Series 12, Episode 4.
First broadcast on Sunday, 19 January 2020.
Posted on Wednesday, 22 January 2020
This week, we head back to the start of the twentieth century to meet a terrifyingly handsome Great Man of History and to see what Grandpa Salateen has been up to since that messy business on Androzani Minor. It’s the best Doctor Who episode title since Rider from Shang-Tu — Nikola Tesla’s Night of Terror.
Series 12, Episode 5.
First broadcast on Sunday, 26 January 2020.
Posted on Wednesday, 29 January 2020
This week, we discuss one of those fairly standard Judoon-based romps that have been a feature of mid-season Doctor Who for as long as any of us can remember. Nothing out of the ordinary here: it’s Fugitive of the Judoon.
Brendan discusses this episode in his most recent episode of A Walk to James’s to Record the Podcast with Whittaker, which you can find here.
Series 12, Episode 6.
First broadcast on Sunday, 2 February 2020.
Posted on Wednesday, 5 February 2020
This week, Peter is off to Peru to cockblock two travel vloggers, Brendan and Nathan fly to Hong Kong to reunite two estranged lovers, and Todd heads to Madagascar to drag some poor guy out of the water for some reason. And we’re all wearing plastic face masks, of course, so that we don’t come down with Praxeus.
Series 12, Episode 7.
First broadcast on Sunday, 9 February 2020.
Posted on Wednesday, 12 February 2020
In this week’s flashcast episode, we spend a cathartic twenty-five minutes talking about all our deepest hopes and fears, but no one is listening because of the fingers stuck in our ears. Question marks at the ready, everyone — it’s Can you hear me?
You can hear more from the fabulous Adam Richard on his daily podcast Adam Richard Has a Theory, in which he gets to explain his theories about Doctor Who and Star Trek: Picard without Rove McManus spraying him with a water bottle.
Series 12, Episode 8.
First broadcast on Sunday, 16 February 2020.
Posted on Wednesday, 19 February 2020
It’s Wednesday night, so we’re hanging out with some lovely drug-addled literary types and re-enacting all our favourite scenes from Castrovalva, all the while trying to ignore the urgent clanking sounds coming from the downstairs parlour. Welcome to The Haunting of Villa Diodati.
Series 12, Episode 9.
First broadcast on Sunday, 23 February 2020.
Posted on Tuesday, 25 February 2020
In this week’s episode of Where the hell is Beryl Reid?, a group of five humans facing imminent catastrophe band together to talk nonsense about the latest episode of their favourite TV show. The Cybermen make their traditional end-of-series appearance, of course, and so there’s an outrageous amount of stomping involved, as usual.
Series 12, Episode 10.
First broadcast on Sunday, 1 March 2020.
Posted on Tuesday, 3 March 2020
This week, five hitherto unknown incarnations of the Doctor will be strapping you to a chair and shouting at you for half an hour about their fan theories about the origins of the Time Lords. Until you’re willing to admit that — in a very real sense — we are all the Timeless Children.
Series 12, New Year’s Day Special.
First broadcast on Friday, 1 January 2021.
Posted on Sunday, 3 January 2021
What better way to kick off 2021 than watching Donald Trump and Theresa May unleashing a sexy new breed of Dalek upon the British voting public? It’s a good day for squid, explosions and farewells on Revolution of the Daleks.