Classic Who reviews

Podcast C031 The Highlanders > > > >

The Doctor pretends to be German, disguises himself as an old lady and commits fraud in soon-to-be-a-companion Jamie’s first ever serial

Podcast C030 The Power of The Daleks > > > >

Multiplying Daleks and surveillance fruit on the planet Vulcan? I’m in.

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.

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.

Podcast C027 The War Machines > > > > >

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

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.

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.

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.

Podcast C023 The Ark > > > >

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

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.