Classic Who reviews

C029 The Tenth Planet

Podcast

C029 The Tenth Planet

Cybermen make their first appearance on Doctor Who, and William Hartnell his last (for a while), in this legendary classic serial.

C028 The Smugglers

Podcast

C028 The Smugglers

The tale of one solitary woman in drag, stuck at an ultra-violent, 17th-century sausage fest while pirates look for hidden booty.

C027 The War Machines

Podcast

C027 The War Machines

A maniacal, telepathic computer dispatches clunky Dalek-wannabees to enslave mankind. Why? Because shut up, that’s why.

C026 The Savages

Podcast

C026 The Savages

An allegory about equality acted out by evil guys in blackface and fairly sophisticated cavemen. Also, The Doctor has a vibrator. No lie.

C025 The Gunfighters

Podcast

C025 The Gunfighters

Two Docs get mixed-up; Steven and Dodo are master pianists; and the whole thing is tied together with the most annoying song in the Wild West.

C024 The Celestial Toymaker

Podcast

C024 The Celestial Toymaker

The Doctor is turned invisible, inaudible and intangible, and Steve and Dodo clown around in this both childish and completely racist serial.

C023 The Ark

Podcast

C023 The Ark

Dodo dooms mankind with a sneeze; cyclopses lock humans in a security kitchen; and incorporeal creatures sit down in chairs.

C022 The Massacre of St Bartholomew’s Eve

Podcast

C022 The Massacre of St Bartholomew’s Eve

In addition to The Doctor, Hartnell plays a different character in this one, who also goes on holiday. And then we get a new, annoying companion.

C021 The Daleks’ Master Plan

Podcast

C021 The Daleks’ Master Plan

The Doctor robs the Daleks, gains two companions, loses three, and then we even get an appearance by the monk. Epic!

C020 The Myth Makers

Podcast

C020 The Myth Makers

The troupe arrives in Troy, where there’s no Helen, Vicki falls in love, and the Doc leaves but one Trojan left alive.