17 episodes

A podcast as ACE as the Seventh Doctor's immortal companion. Join James and Paul as they review Doctor Who episodes both old and new.

The Ace Doctor Who Podcast Paul Briant and James Walsh

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

A podcast as ACE as the Seventh Doctor's immortal companion. Join James and Paul as they review Doctor Who episodes both old and new.

    Revolution of the Daleks

    Revolution of the Daleks

    We’re back, to discuss the New Year’s Day episode starring Jodi Whittaker as the Doctor and Chris Noth as Sir Kier Starmer. Paul and James discuss Captain Jack, the fam, creeping neo-fascism, and whether trying to become a writer yourself makes you less harsh on Chris Chibnall.

    We are happy to be back after our latest hiatus. I have photoshopped my new head onto our cover art to celebrate. You can find all our old episodes on acedoctorwhopodcast.com and see us on Twitter @acedrwho. Happy New Year everyone!

    • 1 hr 2 min
    S01 E16 - The Haunting of Villa Diodati

    S01 E16 - The Haunting of Villa Diodati

    Poets, ghosts, and getting struck by lightning at the moment of greatest convenience: James and Paul tackle The Haunting of Villa Diodati. James would like to apologise generally for not being very with it for this episode, and specifically for forgetting everything he ever read about the Romantics and thinking Lake Geneva was in Italy.

    • 43 min
    S01 E15 - Can You Hear Me?

    S01 E15 - Can You Hear Me?

    We're back after a hiatus! Paul and James: lockdown edition discuss Can You Hear Me, goat-sucking bats, mental health, and that Dalek patrolling Robin Hood Bay.

    • 47 min
    S01 E14 - Tesla, Judoon and Praxeus

    S01 E14 - Tesla, Judoon and Praxeus

    A 3-in-1 special as Paul and James discuss Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror, Fugitive of the Judoon, and Praxeus. They have to hurry through, as a Frenchman is due to arrive at Paul's door at any moment.

    • 51 min
    S01E13 - Orphan 55

    S01E13 - Orphan 55

    The boys discuss Orphan 55, cheap package holidays, the value of allegory, and the difficulty of exploring the inner worlds of guest characters when you also have to give three different companions something to do.

    • 48 min
    S01E12 - Spyfall

    S01E12 - Spyfall

    We're back! Paul and James chat Spyfall 1 & 2, Britbox, the value of pastiche, and how Chibnall must have been saving up all his money in a big Scrooge McDuck style vault because the whole thing looked rather slick.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Kamal Latif ,

Just what the Doctor ordered

This is the podcast we all need in these dark, lonely pandemic times. It’s funny, insightful, and brimming with references so broad, random and genius you know you’re listening to 2 Dr Who fans with a lot to say about Who and each episode’s place in the Whoniverse and our world in general. You’ll get amusing sound effects, anecdotes and most importantly a rigorous yet always humorous analysis of each episode, with James and Paul riffing off each other like 2 podcasting axe heroes. I always learn lots of new things about Who, popular culture and the world at large but most importantly it enhances my experience of watching Dr Who and is the highlight of my d things. In thoroughly recommend listening to this podcast. It’ll bring a smile to your face, it’ll make you laugh and you don’t regret it.

ScarletHarlot ,

It really is ACE

Well done James and Paul, this continues to be an excellent podcast (except now without the bits I didn’t really understand. I mean the cricket) and named after my favourite companion (except Bill. I loved her too. I miss her). KEEP UP THE JOLLY GOOD WORK, you lovely humans!

Jallfy Jallford ,

Insightful and interesting

Fascinating and detailed, the hosts are dedicated fans of Doctor Who clearly know their stuff. They explored points in the show that hadn't even occurred to me. Even if you don't agree with everything they say it's a great listen for any fans of Doctor Who looking for a little extra.

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