38 episodes

A completely live podcast (almost) utterly dedicated to everything in space and time from '63 to '89 (almost).

The Complete Menagerie The Complete Menagerie

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    • 5.0 • 11 Ratings

A completely live podcast (almost) utterly dedicated to everything in space and time from '63 to '89 (almost).

    The Complete Menagerie S05 E01 - Contact Has Been Made

    The Complete Menagerie S05 E01 - Contact Has Been Made

    Surprise surprise! We're back, for yet another season of irreverent, political, subversive and downright rude viewpoints on everything in space and time from '63 to '89!

    Remember: Hands, face, Liberace!

    In this episode we're trapped in The Matrix as we catch up on some red-hot gossip, including:

    How Greg was canceled by a top Dr Who star...
    Why Charlie sent a BBC employee to buy his Dr Who blu ray discs...
    If Sam has finally completed his Target novelisation collection...

    Central to this episode is part one of an epic Mind Probe interview with a special writer and performer whose massive career doesn't touch Dr Who - at least, not yet - but pretty much everything else.

    Plus love for Simon MacCorkindale, Jonathan Myles-Lea, a shouting rabbi and much, much more...

    TX: 31 October 2021

    Features strong language and adult humour. Listener discretion is advised.

    • 1 hr 49 min
    The Complete Menagerie S04 E14 - The Years of our Lives

    The Complete Menagerie S04 E14 - The Years of our Lives

    A new season of irreverent, political, subversive and downright rude viewpoints on Doctor Who (1963-1989).

    "Hello! And welcome to The Pertwee Years!"

    In an episode that starts badly and gets rapidly worse, Greg and Sam escape lockdown to consume 12 pints of Whitstable Bay, whilst failing to unpack JNT's prestigous Years tapes.

    Plus how to market videocassettes in 1992, Blake's 7, Greg's chinos, and not much else.

    TX: 13 August 2020.

    Features strong language and adult humour. Listener discretion is advised.

    • 1 hr
    The Complete Menagerie S04 E13 - Cyberspecial 6: Iceberg Fetish

    The Complete Menagerie S04 E13 - Cyberspecial 6: Iceberg Fetish

    A new season of irreverent, political, subversive and downright rude viewpoints on Doctor Who (1963-1989).

    We're on foot again in this special episode we thought lost - but found in the basement of Mormon church!

    On location: Saint Paul's Cathedral - apologies for the windy conditions, stick with us.

    Josiah's Library: We unpack and defrost David Banks' 1993 opus Iceberg.

    In the Mind Probe: It's the last instalment of our chat with the one and only Cyber Leader, David Banks himself.

    Plus noisy pubs, skateboarding, Brookside, unlocking old PC files and much, much more...

    TX: 23 March 2020.

    Features strong language and adult humour. Listener discretion is advised.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Complete Menagerie S04 E12 - Dr Who and the Holy Grail

    The Complete Menagerie S04 E12 - Dr Who and the Holy Grail

    A new season of irreverent, political, subversive and downright rude viewpoints on Doctor Who (1963-1989).

    We're on foot and on location in Hambleton for a historical special!

    Timelash: What are psuedo historicals, how do we define them, are they any good and does anyone care?

    Time Space Visualiser: We hot-foot it into Hambleton to discuss the much un-loved Battlefield. And it's bloody cold.

    Plus guess the line, pork pies, Greg's hat, Charlie peeing in a bush... and much, much more!

    TX: 9 February 2020.

    Features strong language and adult humour. Listener discretion is advised.

    • 56 min
    The Complete Menagerie S04 E11 - Record Breakers

    The Complete Menagerie S04 E11 - Record Breakers

    A new season of irreverent, political, subversive and downright rude viewpoints on Doctor Who (1963-1989).

    Come join us for our toasty record evening! We're dusting off our favourite discs and dropping the needle into the groove for a night of vinyls, ales and nostalgia.

    The Mind Probe: It's part two of an exclusive interview with book, VHS and Radio Times cover artist legend Andrew Skilleter!

    Plus guess the line, memories of buying records, booze, Greg's cassette player in is Saab 9000... and much, much more!

    TX: 16 November 2019.

    Features strong language and adult humour. Listener discretion is advised.

    • 1 hr 40 min
    The Complete Menagerie S04 E10 - Cover Story

    The Complete Menagerie S04 E10 - Cover Story

    A new season of irreverent, political, subversive and downright rude viewpoints on Doctor Who (1963-1989).

    Sorry it's been a while. We've been busy cleaning Corbyn's conservatory and hosing down Boris' Toyota Prius. But in brighter news, we've got a lully and relaxing episode for everyone over the age of 30 wot adores books.

    In Josiah's Library: we're talking about our favourite Target covers.

    The Mind Probe: it's part one of an exclusive interview with book, VHS and Radio Times cover artist legend Andrew Skilleter!

    Plus guess the line, memories of buying books...

    and much, much more!

    TX: 19 October 2019.

    Features strong language and adult humour. Listener discretion is advised.

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

The Polis Box ,

I Liiiiiiiike It

One of the lulliest podcasts out there. Greg, Sam, Charlie and Tom discuss all aspects of the various Doctor Whom’s - Billy Hurndall, television’s Peter Davidson, the one with the cape that looks like your gran, Russell Grant, Peter Cushing. They’re all in it.

Let the Menagerie come into your ears. You won’t regret it.

JasonPYates ,

Life via Doctor Who

One of the quintessential aspects of modern ish British life, for certain types of people, has been the quiet joy of sitting around in a pub with the kind of friends you share an irreverent lens with and musing on life over a long drink.
This podcast is a very British and largely very male muse on life via the world of Doctor Who.
Like every great night in a pub with friends it’s exciting when it starts ,it’s informative when you all catch up on everything, it’s hilarious and LOL funny for most of it as the drink goes down nicely, it’s a bit melancholy cos life is sad, its very silly, it’s nerdy, it’s ridiculous (seriously, who in their right mind cares about old Doctor Who?!) it’s vitally important ( seriously, who in their right mind wouldn’t care about d Doctor Who?!), it rambles a bit and sometimes it all goes wrong.
Last orders please!
The Menagerie are probably walking home tonight.
Enjoy this wonderful pod. Start at season 1 because you really need the whole journey and the story of how they began the pod by contacting Who fans on Facebook is beyond funny.
😁💯👏🏽

Tartan Jeff ,

Complete Fun

The most insightful Doctor Who podcast on the interwebs ( Almost ) . The most fun of all the Doctor Who podcasts on the interwebs ( Almost ) . The best hour or so of entertainment you will ever have ( Almost ) . I like it ( Definitely ) .

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