Episode 21: No Glove, No Love

Martyn and Gerrod discuss Torchwood series 1, episode 1: Everything Changes.

Everything Changes” is the first episode of the British science fiction television programme Torchwood, which was first broadcast on 22 October 2006. The story was written by show creator and executive producer Russell T Davies as an introduction to the show’s mythos. The episode re-introduces Captain Jack Harkness, who had proved popular in the first series of the 2005 revival of Doctor Who, as the leader of Torchwood, a team of alien hunters.

The story is told from the perspective of Gwen Cooper (Eve Myles), who comes across the Torchwood team through her job as a police officer with the South Wales Police, who are investigating a series of strange deaths in Cardiff. Through Gwen’s discovery of Torchwood, the audience is introduced to team members Owen Harper (Burn Gorman), Toshiko Sato (Naoko Mori) and Ianto Jones (Gareth David-Lloyd). Suzie Costello, as played by Indira Varma, had also been billed as a series regular prior to transmission, though in a twist the character was revealed as the murderer and killed off at the end of the episode, with Gwen replacing her as a member of the Torchwood team.

The episode originally aired on Freeview channel BBC Three and upon broadcast earned the channel its highest ever viewing figures. Critical reaction to the episode was mixed, with reviewers making both positive and negative comparisons to Torchwoods parent show Doctor Who.

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Episode 20: K-9 and Company

In which Martyn and Gerrod look at the 1981 pilot for K-9 and Company.

God help us all.

K-9 and Company is a one-episode television pilot, for a proposed 1981 television spin-off of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features former series regulars Sarah Jane Smith, an investigative journalist played by Elisabeth Sladen, and K9, a robotic dog voiced by John Leeson. Both characters had been companions of the Fourth Doctor, but they had not appeared together before. The single episode, “A Girl’s Best Friend”, was broadcast by BBC1 as a Christmas special on 28 December 1981, but was not taken up for a continuing series.

“A Girl’s Best Friend” is set in the fictional English village of Moreton Harwood in 1981. In the programme, Sarah and K9 investigate the disappearance of Brendan Richards (Ian Sears), the ward of Sarah’s Aunt Lavinia (Mary Wimbush), in the wake of increasing reports of witchcraft.

Under a different production team, the overall concept of a Sarah Jane and K9 series did eventually come to fruition: The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007–2011), featuring both of these key characters and actors (though K9 and Leeson only appear in some episodes).

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Episode 19: Ultraviolet

Martyn and Gerrod are joined by Dave, from Professor Dave’s Ark in space. The trio discusses the short-lived, 1998 channel 4 Vampire drama ‘Ultraviolet’.

Ultraviolet is a 1998 British television series written and directed by Joe Ahearne and starring Jack Davenport, Susannah Harker, Idris Elba, and Philip Quast. The music was composed and performed by Sue Hewitt. The programme was produced by World Productions for Channel 4.

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Valiant 2

Hi, Martyn here. Sorry for not updating often but hopefully soon this site will be up and running as we want it soon.

Just to let you know I attended the Valiant 2 Doctor Who convention in Sheffield yesterday. I meet and interviewed Sophie Aldred ( Seventh Doctor Companion), Kenneth Cope (Warriors’ Gate), Clifford Rose (Warriors’ Gate), David Weston (The Massacre & Warriors’ Gate), Roy Spencer (The ark & Fury from the Deep), Joseph Lidster (Writer) and Simon Guerrier (Writer).

These interviews and a few photos will be up on the site in the next few days

Episode 18: Is that Glen?

Martyn and Gerrod get drunk and try to review The End of the World and The Unquiet Dead.

They then try to locate Glen for his view on Doctor Who.

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Episode 17: Last of the Summer Whine II

Martyn and Gerrod are joined by the Pharos Project podcast to look at Part Two of The End of Time.

Part One can be heard here.

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Episode 16: Martyn’s Fish Custard

In episode 16 Martyn and Imran talk about the groundbreaking Doctor Who episode ‘Turn Left’.

Then Martyn copies Matt Smith and eats some fish fingers and custard. He then spends the next three days being violently ill. Enjoy the picture below.

Turn Left” is the eleventh episode of the fourth series of British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It was written by showrunner Russell T Davies and broadcast on BBC One on 21 June 2008.

David Tennant only makes a small contribution to this “Doctor-lite” episode as the Tenth Doctor. The story instead focuses on the Doctor’s companion, Donna Noble (Catherine Tate) and her encounters with former companion Rose Tyler (Billie Piper). The episode’s narrative focuses on an alternative history where the Doctor dies during the events of the 2006 Christmas special “The Runaway Bride”. The episode depicts a dystopia caused by the Doctor’s death, leaving Rose to convince Donna to save the world. The beginning and end of the episode take place in the show’s normal continuity, and the end features a cliffhanger that leads directly into the series finale “The Stolen Earth”.

Davies’ writing and Tate’s performance were acclaimed, and the episode was praised for its depiction of dystopia in a scene characterised by the internment of a foreign citizen. The episode was the fourth-most-watched programme in the week it was broadcast, with 8.1 million viewers, and the Appreciation Index of the episode was 88, considered excellent. The episode was one of two Doctor Who stories in the fourth series to be nominated for a Hugo Award in the Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form category.

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The Bad Wilf Quiz

This is the first quiz from Bad Wilf.

The idea came along as Martyn’s dad bought him a Doctor Who quiz book from a charity shop. The questions were easy, so it doesn’t last long.

If you’d care to send us harder questions, or indeed be our quiz master for next time, then get in touch.

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Episode 15: It’s Learning Time

In which Martyn and Gerrod discuss A Christmas Carol and play some choons.

A Christmas Carol” is an episode of the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who. It is the sixth Doctor Who Christmas special since the programme’s revival in 2005 and was broadcast on 25 December 2010 on both BBC One and BBC America, making it the first episode to premiere on the same day in both the United Kingdom and the United States. It was written by Steven Moffat and directed by Toby Haynes.

In the episode, a crashing space liner with more than four thousand people onboard has been caught in a strange cloud belt. The alien time traveller the Doctor (Matt Smith) lands on the planet below and meets the miserly Kazran Sardick (Michael Gambon), a man who can control the cloud layer but refuses to help. Inspired by Charles Dickens’s 1843 novella A Christmas Carol, the episode has the Doctor attempting to use time travel to alter Kazran’s past and make him kinder so that he will save the spaceship.

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Ayesha Antoine

Between acts at Stratford East, Martyn and Gerrod sit down with Ayesha Antoine; safe to say a great time was had by all. Look out for Martyn and Gerrod in Ayesha’s next film, a kick-ass kung-fu spy movie.

Ayesha Antoine is an English actress, originally from Essex. She is known for portraying Rachel Baptiste in Holby City, Poppy Silver in Grange Hill and  Dee Dee Blasco in Doctor Who.

Red Riding Hood at Stratford East.

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