Listen to’s Doctor Who podcast – The Eleventh Hour at 10

A decade on from Matt Smith's smash-hit first episode, we take a look back at where it all began for the Eleventh Doctor

Matt Smith and Karen Gillan in Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour (BBC)

Just a week after one significant Doctor Who anniversary (happy 15th birthday to the revived series!) there’s another significant milestone for the BBC sci-fi drama – ten years since Matt Smith first burst onto our screens in debut episode The Eleventh Hour.


In this week’s Doctor Who podcast, recorded across the Subwave network as the UK continues its lockdown, we take a look back at the Eleventh Doctor’s big debut, rethinking how well the story has aged (hello, Rory’s cameraphone) and what it tells us about what was coming next in the Smith/Steven Moffat era.

Also, we take a look at what Doctor Who fans have been up to to beat the self-isolation blues, debate the merits of Matt Smith’s many TARDIS-es and even ponder the alternate Whoniverse where the series was cancelled after the departure of David Tennant…

You can listen to the full podcast above, and if you want to check out last week’s episode (where we revisited 2005’s Rose) you should follow the link here.

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