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Cloister Bell: A Doctor Who Podcast
Doctor Who Podcast
Lifelong fans of Doctor Who, Rob and Liam discuss their favourite TV sci-fi show and a few other things of interest.
6 days ago
Cloister Bell 069: Victory of the Daleks
Coming up on today’s show we have an interactive quiz over at cloisterbellpodcast.com that you can join with at home. We revisit and discuss Victory of the Daleks as the Eleventh Doctor faces off with his mortal enemies for the first time in his era. And we find out exactly what our mortal enemies, the OTHER Doctor Who podcasters, really think of those gigantic colourful new Daleks. Don’t go anywhere.
1 hr 5 min
Apr 5, 2021
Cloister Bell 068: Smith and Jones
Liam and Rob discuss DC, books, straws, plastic and the 2007 series 3 opener "Smith and Jones".
1 hr 21 min
Mar 29, 2021
Cloister Bell 067: Boom Town
Let us take you back to 2005 when Doctor Who was finally back on our screens. Boom Town is a story with a very unique formula which stands apart from the rest. Although it generates mixed feelings from most people, it’s actually one of my favourites. Did we both agree it was great though? Tune in to find out. We give some insight into the production of Boom Town and we find out what you the listeners thought about the story.
1 hr 25 min
Mar 22, 2021
Cloister Bell 066: Revolution of the Daleks
Join us as we discuss the Thirteenth Doctors latest special, Revolution of the Daleks. This particular podcast was actually recorded shortly after broadcast of the episode that itself but due to our podcast schedule it hasn’t came out until now. Tune in and see what we thought! Also watch our prelude to this podcast, Cloister Bell Podcast | The After Show available at cloisterbellpodcast.com
1 hr 30 min
Mar 15, 2021
Cloister Bell 065: The Happiness Patrol
We make podcasts. Not just any old podcasts, but podcasts that are so good, that sometimes, when on form, the human physiology is not equipped to bear the pleasure. We make podcasts that kill people...but it's ok. Happiness will prevail. Liam talks (really talks!) about his love of "The Happiness Patrol". Expect bad jokes, politics and one heck of a tangent that is gone on.
1 hr 34 min
Mar 8, 2021
Cloister Bell 064: Ghost Light
was about to quote Darwin in some way but at the risk of sounding pretentious I'll instead quote McCoy in some home truths that ring true to our very core. "I can't stand burnt toast. I loathe bus stations". Enjoy our discussion about the classic Doctor Who story Ghost Light from Season 26.
1 hr 34 min
Feb 22, 2021
Cloister Bell 063: Vengeance on Varos
In a corrupt world of dodgy politics, an exploited population, shadowy business deals and where the masses are entertained by cruel reality television thank goodness there’s the Cloister Bell Podcast. This week we discuss Liam’s favourite Colin Baker adventure, “Vengeance on Varos”.
1 hr 25 min
Feb 15, 2021
Cloister Bell 062: Revelation Of The Daleks
This week we begin our revisitations of the Colin Baker era with 1985’s Revelation of the Daleks from Doctor Who’s Season 22. This particular podcast was originally planned to be released mid December but delays with the editing have set it back until now. Hope you enjoy our discussion!
2 hr 8 min
Nov 15, 2020
Cloister Bell 061: Resurrection of the Daleks
Dilapidated abandoned warehouses, rain drenched alleys, killer policemen, death after death after death, a deranged child of a villain, mercenaries, a killer virus and a companion departing. Prepare to be depressed as Liam discusses his favourite Peter Davison story with Rob.
1 hr 44 min
Nov 3, 2020
Cloister Bell 060: Earthshock
On the podcast today I chose to revisit one of my favourite Fifth Doctor adventures, a story from Doctor Who Season 19, it’s Earthshock featuring the dreaded Cybermen! Tune in to find out what me and Liam thought upon revisiting this classic. -Rob
2 hr 18 min
Oct 8, 2020
Cloister Bell 059: The Seeds of Doom
If you don’t listen to this podcast, it’ll be the end of everything. Everything, do you understand? Even your pension! So listen as Liam discusses not only his favourite Tom Baker story but his favourite Doctor Who adventure of all time, The Seeds of Doom.
1 hr 37 min
Sep 21, 2020
Cloister Bell 058: City of Death
The city holds many memories for me, of music, of cafes, of love, and of death. City of Death to me is one of the many pinnacles of the Fourth Doctors era. It has humour, wit, violent butlers and an abundance of scenic walks through the French capital. Join us on this podcast as we discuss this 1979 gem from Doctor Who Season 17.
1 hr 50 min
Aug 16, 2020
Cloister Bell 057: The Sea Devils
You'll never go in the water again! Liam discusses his favourite Jon Pertwee story with Rob, "The Sea Devils". It has iconic monsters, an experimental excellent soundtrack, The Master, action, a pompous civil servant, men in uniform, what isn't there to love except the Doctor eating all the sandwiches!
1 hr 25 min
Aug 8, 2020
Cloister Bell 056: Frontier In Space
It’s time to hunt out your trusty double VHS as this week I’ve chosen to talk about my favourite Jon Pertwee adventure, Frontier In Space. Was it as good as we remember? Tune in and find out.
1 hr 53 min
Jul 31, 2020
Cloister Bell 055: The Invasion
In this weeks podcast Liam talks about his favourite Patrick Troughton adventure. Like Robert’s choice, it had Cybermen in it! But also UNIT, cool music, action, excitement, animation, and much more. Yes it’s “The Invasion”, but is it the best Troughton story? Listen and decide.
1 hr 27 min
Jun 3, 2020
Cloister Bell 054: The Tomb Of The Cybermen
Hello listeners! Join us as we venture back to Telos 1967. This week Rob picks his favourite story from the Patrick Troughton era, it’s Doctor Who: The Tomb Of The Cybermen.
1 hr 41 min
May 22, 2020
Cloister Bell 053: The Crusade
In this week's podcast Liam talks about his favourite William Hartnell adventure, the partly-missing from the archives, "The Crusade". In conversation with Rob he explains why some episodes are missing in the first place and tries to convince you this is a story worthy of your attention. Does he succeed?
1 hr 20 min
May 15, 2020
Cloister Bell 052: The Aztecs
Today we begin our journey through the entire history of Doctor Who revisiting our favourite stories for each Doctor. In this episode Rob chooses to revisit The Aztecs, a historical adventure from William Hartnell's first season originally broadcast in 1964.
1 hr 32 min
Apr 30, 2020
Cloister Bell 051: The Timeless Children
You know what they say. Nothing ventured, nothing blown. Today we reach the end of our Doctor Who Series 12 reviews as on today’s podcast we discuss The Timeless Children. Tune in to find out what we thought of it. A huge thank you to all the listeners who have gave their feedback for us to read out over the past few months, and of course a massive thank you to all of you for taking the time to listen! Anyway, enjoy and keep an eye out to see what we have in store over the following months.
1 hr 35 min
Apr 16, 2020
Cloister Bell 050: Ascension Of The Cybermen
A year and a half of podcasting and we’ve finally hit our 50th episode. This week we’re talking about the penultimate story in Doctor Who’s twelfth series, Ascension Of The Cybermen. It’s probably worth pointing out that we recorded this on the week it was broadcast as so we hadn’t yet seen the final episode The Timeless Children. Have a listen, enjoy, and share your thoughts with us.
1 hr 27 min
Mar 24, 2020
Cloister Bell 049: The Haunting of Villa Diodati
Good morning listeners! After a recent barrage of setbacks we are resuming our run of Doctor Who Series 12 reviews, here is our podcast for episode eight The Haunting of Villa Diodati. We recorded this one a good few weeks back but finally gotten round to the editing and hopefully we're back for good. Have a listen and see what we thought.
1 hr 17 min
Feb 27, 2020
Cloister Bell 048: Can You Hear Me?
In this podcast we review the seventh episode of Doctor Who's twelfth series, 'Can You Hear Me?'.
1 hr 3 min
Feb 9, 2020
Cloister Bell 047: Praxeus
Onwards we go. This week we're onto episode six of Doctor Who Series 12, it's Praxeus. We chat character dynamics with this weeks extended-fam, the impact of having more earthbound stories and read out the listeners responses.
1 hr 16 min
Jan 31, 2020
Cloister Bell 046: Fugitive Of The Judoon
Two world collide in Fugitive of the Judoon. The latest episode in Doctor Who Series 12. And on the podcast this week we give our instant reaction (recorded right after the episode was broadcast) and discuss our theories as we try to figure out what the heck is happening the Doctor Who lore we thought we knew all too well. Chabnall's era just got a lot more interesting. Have a listen and see what we thought. As always a huge thank you to the listeners who gave us their thoughts too to read out on the show.
1 hr 15 min
Jan 28, 2020
Cloister Bell 045: Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror
This week we watch and discuss Doctor Who Series 12's fourth episode 'Nikola Tesla's Night Of Terror' and learn a few things along the way. Was it better than last week's Orphan 55? Tune in and see what we think.
Jan 20, 2020
Cloister Bell 044: Orphan 55
Benni!!! A little later than usual this week we review another of Doctor Who Series 12, it’s Orphan 55. Thanks for all the listener feedback as always. Tune in and see what we thought of the series first stand alone episode.
1 hr 26 min
Jan 11, 2020
Cloister Bell 043: Spyfall | Part Two
Last Sunday gave us a much needed dose of Doctor/Master banter as they faced off in the latest episode of Doctor Who Series 12, Spyfall Part Two. And so today see’s the return of some more Liam/Rob banter on the podcast as we review and discuss what we liked about the story.
1 hr 21 min
Jan 3, 2020
Cloister Bell 042: Spyfall | Part One
The Thirteenth Doctor returns for a brand new series. On the podcast today we’re reviewing Spyfall: Part One, the very first episode of Doctor Who Series 12. And, oh!! spoiler warning. Make sure you’ve actually watched Spyfall before listening to the podcast! Surely you’ve all seen it by now anyway I would have thought. Also in today’s podcast we discuss our favourite Bond themes, as well as listeners responses and the odd tangent as usual. Get the kettle on, its time for Cloister Bell.
1 hr 31 min
Dec 24, 2019
Cloister Bell 041: A Christmas Carol
Merry Christmas listeners! As we aproach the dawn of a new decade we travel back to a tale of Christmas past and revisit Matt Smiths first Christmas special, A Christmas Carol. Steven Moffat delivered his own take on the classic Charles Dickens novella with a very crative Doctor Who spin! Have a listen and see what we thought!
1 hr 9 min
Nov 12, 2019
Cloister Bell 040: Collision Course | The Legacy Of Time
In this week's podcast we're talking all about the final part to Big Finish Production's massive 20th avviversary Doctor Who boxset The Legacy of Time. We've come a long way since Lies in Ruins starring Eighth Doctor McGann all the way through to The Avenues of Possibility with Colin Baker. We've been left with a wealth of unanswered questions and as the Sixth Doctor said at the end of the previous story - time will tell. And here we are. Was it worth it? Did we get all the answers we wanted? And of course we will be discussing THAT scene… This is our review of Doctor Who: Collision Course.
1 hr 3 min
Nov 5, 2019
Cloister Bell 039: The Avenues of Possibility | The Legacy of Time
We're back and this week reviewing the penultimate episode of Big Finish Productions Doctor Who: The Legacy of Time, The Avenues of Possibility. Have a listen and see what we thought. Apologies if we go of on the odd tangent but whats new!!
1 hr 9 min
Oct 16, 2019
Cloister Bell 038: Anniversary Special | The Woman Who Fell To Earth
Fantastic! Today we've reached the brilliant milestone of one whole year of Doctor Who podcasting and an overwhelming 40+ hours of audio! And in this anniversary special we revisit the very same story we did in our first podcast, The Woman Who Fell To Earth. So please have a listen and get in touch via our social pages to say Hey and share your thoughts.
1 hr 43 min
Oct 10, 2019
Cloister Bell 037: Relative Time | The Legacy of Time
This week we’re talking all about Relative Time, part four of Doctor Who The Legacy of Time from Big Finish Productions. This story reintroduced Jenny with the Doctor, this time however the Doctor being her real life father Peter Davison. In preparation for this we revisited Jenny’s first story The Doctors Daughter in last week’s podcast.
1 hr 19 min
Oct 1, 2019
Cloister Bell 036: The Doctors Daughter
In preparation for next weeks podcast, our review of The Legacy of Time Part 4, today we're revisiting The Doctors Daughter from Doctor Who Series Four. Have listen and see what we thought eleven years since it's release.
1 hr 13 min
Sep 24, 2019
Cloister Bell 035: The Sacrifice of Jo Grant | The Legacy of Time
This week we're onto The Sacrifice of Jo Grant, Part 3 of Big Finish's celebratory Doctor Who box set The Legacy of Time. We talk everything from time holes to vegetarianism and read out a message from the leading lady herself.
1 hr 13 min
Sep 20, 2019
Cloister Bell 034: Remembrance of the Daleks
Today, a few days later than planned, we bring you our revisitation of Doctor Who’s Rememberance of the Daleks from 1988’s Season 25 staring Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor and Sophie Aldred as Ace as they return to where it all began at Totters Lane 1963.
2 hr 6 min
Sep 10, 2019
Cloister Bell 033: The Split Infinitive
It's time again to return to The Legacy of Time, Big Finish's celebratory Doctor Who epic. And this week we're onto part two The Split Infinitive staring Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor and Sophie Aldred as Ace. We share our thoughts about the story, cross examine it with the previous Lies In Ruins and discuss the unanswered questions the story presents.
Sep 4, 2019
Cloister Bell 032: The Sontaran Experiment
Now in the time when Doctor Who's 12th Season is perhaps in the spotlight the most it has been since broadcast with it's recent limited release on Blu Ray, we revisit a short little gem in that run, The Sontaran Experiment. We argue the Doctors morals and question the effectiveness of this classic two parter.
Sep 3, 2019
Cloister Bell 031: Terrance Dicks 1935-2019
Following the recently sad announcement of the passing of Terrance Dicks, Liam provides an overview of the great man's career and the wonderful legacy he has left behind. Hope you're up there with Barry having drinks. Bless you Uncle Terry.
Aug 27, 2019
Cloister Bell 030: The Marian Conspiracy
Next up on our Big Finish revisitations is an old Sixth Doctor story The Marian Conspiracy.
Aug 20, 2019
Cloister Bell 029: The Beast Below
This week while Liam's on holiday, Rob revisits Matt Smiths second ever episode The Beast Below.
Aug 13, 2019
Cloister Bell 028: The Fearmonger
In this podcast we check out the first proper Doctor Who reunion there was of Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred since Survival, in a classic Big Finish audio drama from 2000 called The Fearmonger.
1 hr 12 min
Aug 6, 2019
Cloister Bell 027: How Memorable Was Doctor Who Series 11?
After a whopping eight months since Doctor Who's eleventh series ended we ask ourselves how much of those episodes do we actually remember. And the best way we thought to do this was to have a full on quiz. Have a listen and see who was the most knowledgable of the Thirteenth Doctors first outings.
Jul 30, 2019
Cloister Bell 026: Fear Her
This week we revisit one of our least favourites, 2006's Fear Her staring David Tenant as the Tenth Doctor. And for good measure we also revisit a Tardisone and a mini episode, Good as Gold.
Jul 23, 2019
Cloister Bell 025: The Legacy of Time - Lies in Ruins
We give our instant reaction episode one of Big Finish Productions 20th Anniversary Doctor Who story The Legacy of Time: Lies in Ruins. We read out the listeners reactions and Liam discovers Blake's 7 on audio for the first time.
Jul 22, 2019
Cloister Bell 024: The Long Game
Cloister Bell 024: The Long Game by Doctor Who Podcast
Jul 9, 2019
Cloister Bell 023: The Land of the Dead
We’re back ... and it’s about time as today we give you Cloister Bell Podcast’s Series 2 premiere! For this upcoming series of podcasts we’ll be diving head first into some classic Y2K Doctor Who audio dramas from Big Finish Productions. The first being Fifth Doctor adventure The Land of the Dead.
Apr 21, 2019
Cloister Bell 022: Scratchman
The Doctor meets the Devil in our first Book review as we discuss Tom Baker's brand new novelisation of the unmade Doctor Who feature film Scratchman!
1 hr 46 min
Mar 19, 2019
Cloister Bell 021: Twice Upon A Time
The most recent in our series of multi-Doctor revisitations, we're talking all about Twice Upon a Time. Liam talks about the Target novelisation and Rob gives a brief history of Banana's.
1 hr 42 min
Mar 12, 2019
Cloister Bell 020: Whispers Of Terror
The next in our series of Doctor Who audio revisitations, we're talking about Big Finish's sixth Doctor adventure, Whispers of Terror.
1 hr 39 min
Mar 5, 2019
Cloister Bell 019: Phantasmagoria
This week we have puns galore, discuss Doctor Who books and return to the Doctor Who Big Finish monthly range with Mark Gatiss' fifth Doctor story Phantasmagoria … a whopping 20 years since it was released on double cassette!!
1 hr 24 min
Feb 26, 2019
Cloister Bell 018: The Day of the Doctor | Part Two
The second part of our Day of the Doctor discussion.
1 hr 16 min
Feb 19, 2019
Cloister Bell 017: The Day Of The Doctor | Part One
This week, in the first of two podcasts, we continue exploring multi-Doctor stories as we revisit the 50th Anniversary Doctor Who story The Day of the Doctor featuring the War, Tenth and Eleventh Doctors. A few other Doctor team ups we've chatted about in the past weeks include The Sirens of Time, The Three Doctors, The Five Doctors, The Two Doctors and a special bunch of stories in The Curse of Dimensions in Time.
1 hr 10 min
Feb 12, 2019
Cloister Bell 016: The Curse Of Dimensions In Time Crash
This week we continue our multi-Doctor journey pickled in time like gherkins in a jar with the 1993 Doctor Who epic Dimensions in Time. After the sheer seriousness of that story move on for a bit of comic relief with The Curse of Fatal Death. And then we move on to 2007's Time Crash staring Peter Davison and David Tennant.
1 hr 19 min
Feb 5, 2019
Cloister Bell 015: The Two Doctors
We're onto our next multi-Doctor story this week … The Two Doctors! We discuss our thoughts on revisiting the story after many years, we question the Doctors morals, vegetarianism and think on the complexities of the Second Doctors timeline.
1 hr 23 min
Jan 29, 2019
Cloister Bell 014: The Five Doctors
This week we revisit Doctor Who: The Five Doctors, compare versions, draw comparisons to the Target Novelisation, and even find this story is key to spotting a reference to the War Doctor back in 2006!
2 hr 1 min
Jan 22, 2019
Cloister Bell 013: The Three Doctors
Cloister Bell 013: The Three Doctors by Doctor Who Podcast
1 hr 31 min
Jan 15, 2019
Cloister Bell 012: The Sirens Of Time
Liam and Rob are back, to celebrate 20 years of Big Finish doing original "Doctor Who" audio adventures, looking at the first: "The Sirens of Time". They also discuss "The Favourite" (Liam mistakenly refers to Queen Anne as the last Stuart King), "Aquaman" and a reference to "Red Dwarf" at work.
1 hr 11 min
Jan 8, 2019
Cloister Bell 011: Resolution
We're back...and it's about time! Liam are Rob return for the New Year, welcoming in 2019 by talking about Christmas, video-games, the "Bandersnatch" episode of "Black Mirror" and, of course, the Doctor Who New Year Special "Resolution".
1 hr 12 min
Dec 14, 2018
Cloister Bell 010: The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos
We discuss the final episode of Series 11, our favourite Christmas movies and talk about the future of physical versus digital media.
1 hr 5 min
Dec 6, 2018
Cloister Bell 009: It Takes You Away
From rebel Sheep to talking Frogs. This week we discuss the penultimate episode of Doctor Who Series 11 "It Takes You Away"
Nov 29, 2018
Cloister Bell 008: The Witchfinders
This week Liam and Rob are back to talk about the eighth episode of Doctor Who Series 11, "The Witchfinders".
Nov 22, 2018
Cloister Bell 007: Kerblam!
This week Liam talks about Kate Bush and the latest Doctor Who episode, Kerblam!
Nov 15, 2018
Cloister Bell 006: Demons of the Punjab
This week Liam returns to the podcast, briefly talk about his holiday and meeting a very famous actor before he and Rob discuss the latest episode of Doctor Who; Demons of the Punjab.
1 hr 13 min
Nov 8, 2018
Cloister Bell 005: The Tsuranga Conundrum
This week Rob shares his thoughts on The Tsutranga Conundrum.
Nov 8, 2018
Cloister Bell 004: Arachnids in the UK
This week Rob shares his thoughts on Sundays episode. While Liam, terribly afraid of all spiders, leaves the UK for a short while.
Oct 25, 2018
Cloister Bell 003: Rosa
We talk about "Rosa", discuss racism, Banksy, if the TARDIS console looks convincing and how spiders are creepy and scare the bejesus out of Liam.
Oct 18, 2018
Cloister Bell 002: The Ghost Monument
We talk about "The Ghost Monument", Liam says "personally" an awful lot, a debate on biscuits takes place and a brief wosname on Big Finish.
Oct 15, 2018
Cloister Bell 001: The Woman Who Fell to Earth
We talk about the new series of Doctor Who, our thoughts and feelings of the first episode "The Woman Who Fell to Earth",
1 hr 15 min