ON THE TIME LASH!Every two weeks join film journalist Mark Donaldson and comedian Ben Verth as they pub crawl through Doctor Who old and new. Each episode Ben and Mark sit in the pub and discuss a 21st century Who story, then chat about a Classic era serial it suggests.
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Ghosts from the past are haunting the Yorkshire village of Crook Marsham, which has fatal consequences for the living. Meanwhile; the Doctor thinks it’s time to retire whilst Ace thinks it’s time to settle down.
A coach full of unidentified tourists crashes, killing everyone on board. Meanwhile in the Welsh village of Llanfairnoch; the local vet thinks he’s found a unicorn, two American students stumble upon a wounded centaur and the Doctor and Ace are … Continue reading
With the TARDIS still recovering from the previous novel’s trauma, the Doctor and Ace find themselves on Earth in the near future. Choking with pollution and torn apart by gang warfare and evil multinationals, it’s time somebody fights back. Thankfully, … Continue reading
The Doctor and Ace are under attack from an unseen force, the TARDIS explodes and Ace finds herself in a strange city, cut off from the Doctor. Is he really dead? Why does the city seem so familiar? Just what, … Continue reading
The 7th Doctor, a master game player, has been out-manoeuvred, Ace has died of oxygen starvation on the moon, and some of the local residents of Cheldon-Bonniface are hiding out in a sentient church. Mark looks at Paul Cornell’s debut Doctor … Continue reading
He examined his sleeve. Blood!? Blood. Crimson copper-smelling blood, his blood. Blood. Blood. Blood….And bits of sick. – Garth Marenghi “Slicer” There’s a moment about halfway through Timewyrm: Apocalypse where Ace discovers a nightmarish creature “…writhing in its own excrement, blood … Continue reading
Grab a pot of ersatz tea or some fine German Riesling and join Mark as he continues his readthrough of the New Adventures novels with Timewyrm: Exodus Terrance Dicks is what you would call “a safe pair of hands” when … Continue reading
First in a regular feature in which Mark works his way through the Virgin New Adventures novels published between 1991-97 In Russell T Davies and Benjamin Cook’s indispensable The Writer’s Tale RTD reflects on the use of “fuck” in the opening episode of Torchwood; … Continue reading