Sunday, August 20, 2023

Dirty Whoers Podcast - Episode 102

Hey, you beautiful Whoers.

It's time for part two of our rundown of The Key to Time, so brace for the ham and cheese that is FX awesome of The Pirate Planet [1978].

Tabby is back, and this episode is brought to you by the letter K, the number 9, and the word Bafflegab. Big Tom, Mary Tamm, and The Tin Dog.

Directed by Pennant Roberts, who also did Planet of Evil, Sunmakers, Warrior of the Deep, and the half of Shada, plus other nostalgic GenX BBC telly. A great director but also somewhat shrewd in the casting. As shown by Bruce Purchase in this one, of Quatermass fame, as The Captain, and obviously his casting of Louise Jameson as Leela. Unmistakably written by the legend that is - or sadly was - Douglas Adams, he of Hitchhikers and Dirk Gently fame. He also wrote City of Death and all of Shada. We were robbed of his talents far too soon. Four episodes totaling 100 minutes. Produced by Graham Williams, this went out in September 1978.

The usual shenanigans, and stay around for something interesting at the end about coming podcasts. Check out our usual intermittent stuff on Facebook and Twitter (or whatever we're calling it now). Don't forget the drinking game. Spoilers and swearing, obvs, and if you've not seen it already, you can find it here. Need clarification on our rating system? So does Terry. 

Stay safe.

The Dirty WHOers.

Saturday, August 5, 2023

Dirty WHOers [The Lost Episodes] - Episode 1

We're going back in time...

Sputters found an Imperial shit ton of old episodes on a venerable hard drive, which we thought we'd lost to the forces of entropy. This was our first episode [001], published in 2010 on Sunday, January 17th. We pitched it thus:

The big tester to see if this is a goer or not.

As telly is currently Who-free, we're starting with our favorite Docs, actors, and eras. Terry has a try at reading the news, while the rest of us provide 'helpful and constructive comments'.

The sounds a bit iffy in places, mainly cos we're mumbling over each other, but you'll just have to get used to it (you get what you pay for, and it's free).

Let us know, in the comments below, if you like it or not. You can also subscribe in iTunes., has, been, made.

The usual shenanigans, with Sen, Lightfoot, Fuschia, and Sputnik. Spoilers and actually much less swearing than usual - Fuschia was clearly a claiming influence. This is pre-rating system. More driven by our love of the show, we chat about our favorite and least Doctors, best eras, and favorite actors who played the Doctor, and it's WAY more social and freeform than nowadays. We talked over each other WAY more. We'll keep publishing these as we find them, in order, so more to come. Remember when we had a news section?!

If you liked this and you want more, or hate it and want less, let us know over on Facebook or Twitter [X], We're gonna do it anyway, but we'll pretend we care.

"Get in!"


Sunday, July 9, 2023

Dirty Whoers Podcast - Episode 101

Greetings, weary travelers. 

Amazingly, it's time for The Ribos Operation as we start our review of The Key to Time [1978] season and the arrival of Mary Tamm as Fred. Big Tom, as The Doctor. Cyril Luckham as The Guardian. Iain Cuthbertson as Garron. You’d think you’d know better by now… You’d think WE’D know better by now!

Alas, no TARDIS kitty this time, but hopefully back to the full complement soon.

The usual banter, but a bit shorter than usual, as we slur our way through the usual complicated drinking game and try not to snicker every time one of us says "crown jewels."

Check out our usual Whovian stuff on Facebook and Twitter (if you still do that). Blah blah spoilers, blah blah, bad language. Blah blah. Many contain nuts. Not safe for children or for use with household fabrics, and if you've not seen this one, you can find it here.

Keep safe.

The Dirty WHOers.

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Dirty Whoers Podcast - Episode 100

Well, here we are... Episode 100.

Let's not get all weepy about it, let's just crack on with another review. This time around we’re heading back to Season 13, and the early ‘76 fan-classic The Brain of Morbius. Fuchsia, we know this one’s a fave of yours so this one’s for you, babe.

Big Tom, our Sarah Jane, with Philip Madoc as Solon, Colin Fay as Condor, Michael Spice as the voice of the monster, and introducing the mother flipin’ Sisterhood of Kahn and some mother flipin’ actual Gallifey backstory.

Spoilers ahead, obviously. If you haven’t seen it already, shame on you. Go watch this before we go any further. We can wait.

We publish daily Whovian stuff on Facebook and Twitter and here's our rating system and drinking game. Next up Rebos Operation, or something else. Whatever.

Oh, and check out Neon Tapier's excellent work on Savage World's RP for Doctor Who.

Keep safe, and brace for 2023.

The Dirty WHOers.

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Dirty Whoers Podcast - Episode 99

Howdy Wholigans. Hope life is treating you adequately.

Here we are again, the usual crew to argue the semantics of another classic Who. Spoilers, as ever, be ahead – see the nautical theme there?

 …this time we’re going back to early ‘72 and the Season 9 six-parter, The Sea Devils. The stuff of many Gen X childhood nightmares.

Sputters personal Who cherry – the first episode he remembers. Neatly squatting between Curse of Peledon and The Mutants, this was written by Malcolm Hulke (who also did the Target book), script diddled by Terrance Dicks, and produced by Barry Letts – some would indeed say the holy creative trinity of the earth-bound Pertwee era.

Check it out before you check the podcast out, if you really must. 

Keep safe, and brace for 100.

The Dirty WHOers.


Sunday, December 19, 2021

Dirty Whoers Podcast - Episode 98

Bonjour frère Docteur Qui fanso.

Here we are again, rapidly approaching 100 episodes of this rambling bobbo.

This time we’re going back to the Season 17 banger, 'City of Death' [1979]. Notoriously a Top 10 fan-classic, it came after Destiny of the Daleks and before Creature from the Pit and the final episode has the dubious distinction to be the single most-watched episode of Doctor Who, at broadcast, ever, in part due to the strike that took ITV off the air on that particular Saturday. Big Tom and Lala, skipping around the streets of Paris on a weekend jolly, with wobbly one-eyed aliens and Douglas Adam dialogue. Produced by Graham Williams, with cameos from John Cleese, Elenore Bron, and performances from luminaries like Julien Glover, the lovely Catherine Schell, Kevin Flood, and Tom Chadbon as the irrepressible "Duggan"! – arguably the greatest companion who never was.

Spoilers ahead, folks, but if you haven’t watched a top 10 episode that came out 40 odd years ago you probably need to have a fuckin’ word with y’self. Check it out before you check the podcast out, if you really must. You must know the rating system and the drinking game by now, so we can probably stop linking to them. It's been over a decade FFS.

Keep safe, and remember: Podcasting is cheaper than therapy.

The Dirty WHOers.

Monday, August 30, 2021

Dirty Whoers Podcast - Episode 97

Greetings Wholigans, hope life is treating you kindly.

It’s been a wee-while, but RL pressures y’know. Still, welcome to (mercifully) under 30 minutes of our intermittent nit-picking about the historical output of the BBC.

This time we’re going back to the 17th Century and 'The Visitation' [1982] – a period tale of plague, goings-on in the country, androids, yokels with pitchforks, criminal lizard/fish aliens and, in the final few minutes, the Great Fire of London.

Not seen it? Check it out before you check the podcast out.

Waterhouse, Sutton, and Fielding. Directed by Peter Moffatt (5 Doctors, 2 Doctors, stuff with vets), and written by Erik Saward (Resurrection, Revelation, and jury service on Trial of a Timelord). 4 episodes, totalling 100 minutes. Produced by the John Nathan Turner, and it’s that strange and unfulfilling Whovian middle ground just before everyone else tuned out. Come and join our pain.

Have a look at the daily stuff we post on Facebook, and there's Twitter. Confused by our rating system? So is Terry. Don't forget the drinking game.

Keep safe, and keep watching the classics.

The Dirty WHOers.

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Dirty Whoers Podcast - Episode 96

Welcome, Citizens of the Planet Earth, to our slightly boozy review of Frontier in Space [1973].

Not seen this one? It's online HERE.

Ninety-six episodes and this is the first one where we had to take a piss-break. Seriously, this is a quarter of what we recorded.

A 6-episode sci-fi romp for the Third Doctor and Jo Grant, in the 10th anniversary year, getting off-planet this season and after ‘Carnival of Monsters’ and leading directly into ‘Planet of the Daleks’. This is Katie’s last season. It helps to think of this as ‘The Ogron Years’ - where even the most neanderthal of stuntmen could get lines of dialogue at Equity rates. This was the last appearance by Roger Delgado before he died only a few months later. Brand new sonic screwdriver in this one that serves the Doctor all the way until Visitation.

We publish a load of daily Whovian bobbo on Facebook and Twitter. In case you need it, here's our rating system and drinking game.

Keep safe, and keep watching the classics.

The Dirty WHOers.


Sunday, March 14, 2021

Dirty Whoers Podcast - Episode 95

How do, folks? 

Time for our review of a bit of classic, Face of Evil [1977].

Right in the middle of the golden years, Big Tom at (arguably) his characterful best, first trip out for Terry’s favourite (Louise Jameson as Leela), the much-acclaimed season 14.

Will contain spoilers. May contain nuts. 4 episodes, totalling 100 minutes. A fine cast of scantily clad male thespians skipping around a jungle set delivering their lines with the utmost sincerity like they were on stage at The Globe. Is Leela the only woman in this? There might be another one when they’re getting set up to attack the wall... because that raises a whole heap of unwholesome questions. Not seen this one? Check it out here.

Here's our rating system and here's the drinking game - and you will need a drink, these are shit if you're sober. Join us for (almost) daily stuff over on Facebook and Twitter. Please give us a 'like' wherever you listen to your podcasts - it all helps and validates our 8 hours of editing time. 
Keep safe, and here's raising a glass to you and yours.

The Dirty WHOers.


Monday, February 8, 2021

Dirty Whoers Podcast - Episode 94

Hello folks. We’re still here. Glad you are too. Here we go again. It's even more bobbo than usual, but at least it's pleasantly short.

This episode we’re going back to the Hartnell era and reviewing the often ignored, ‘Planet of Giants’. Something of a ‘flyover state’ of an episode, this is the first serial of the second season, way back in 1964 – interestingly 4 years before Land of the Giants and nearly a decade after Incredible Shrinking Man – make of that what you will. Packed with practical effects, environmental warnings and casual misogyny.

It’s been 10-months since our resurrection and Fuchsia’s regeneration, and we’re still here home educating, home working, and home improving - making the best of our respective countries, indeed the world, mostly going to rat shit. We’re still cranking these babies out in a battle to fight the day-to-day tedium of our ongoing existence. It’s way cheaper than therapy.

Anyway, enjoy. Seventy-five minutes of a tiny TARDIS team traversing treacherous terrain. Overzealous businessmen, pint-sized poisonings, spurious science, and an environmental mystery on a truly gigantic scale - where the crew make only a small impression and it’s actually a nosey telephonist and her bobby hubby that save the day.

AVOID SPOILERS: Watch it here first.

Please give us a review and thumbs up wherever you listen. Here's our rating system and here's the drinking game (has anyone ever actually done the drinking game?). For our sins, we're also over on Facebook and Twitter - like you care. 

Stay safe, you glorious Whovian bastards.

The Dirty WHOers.


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