Episode 31: One Knee Up For Pertwee

In yet another Very Special Episode, Todd joins Brendan, Richard and Nathan for a retrospective of the Pertwee Era. Liz, Jo or Sarah? Peladon, Spiridon or Exxilon? And, the most important question of all, which 70s sitcom would have been most improved if they'd only had the foresight to cast our very own Richard Stone?

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We mention, with frank admiration, two novels by David McIntee: a Virgin Missing Adventure, The Dark Path, featuring the Second Doctor, Jamie, Victoria and the Master, as well as a BBC Past Doctor Adventure, The Face of the Enemy, in which, while the Doctor and Jo are visiting Peladon, the UNIT team join up with Barbara and Ian to fight the Master.

Mark Gatiss reads the novelisation of Planet of the Daleks. (Audible US) (Audible UK)

Birds of Prey (2002) was a short-lived American TV series in which three female superheroes join with Batman's butler to fight metahuman crime in New Gotham City. Which sounds fantastic, but isn't, apparently.

There's no need for you to watch Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal in Love Story (1970) now that Richard has given away the ending.

The Queen Spider pays a pivotal role in the appalling 2002 South Park episode Red Hot Catholic Love. She sounds like Eric Cartman doing an impression of the Great One: take a look.

Meanwhile, on the French and Saunders Shopping Channel, delightful demi-precious diamonique jewellery is selling like hot cakes!

Lis Sladen reads the novelisation of Planet of the Spiders. (Audible US) (Audible UK)

The sweet but awkward Lt Barclay makes the members of the Star Trek: The Next Generation crew look like horrible, horrible people in the Season 3 episode Hollow Pursuits.

Geoffrey Beevers reads the novelisation of Colony in Space, Doctor Who and the Doomsday Weapon. (Audible US) (Audible UK)

Fans of the very worst things imaginable will enjoy the robot dog from Battlestar Galactica (1978), which is, alarmingly, played by a chimp in a suit. You can read the appalling history of this character here.

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