The Omni-Rumourist – Part Two!

Episode 76 – Even though the moment has been prepared for, it isn’t quite the end of 42 to Doomsday! We rip of the coffin lid and clamber out for this, our second last episode!

We’ve brought back one of our most popular guests, Dave Hoskin, to discuss the progress of his book ‘Chasing Shadows’ on Phil Morris and his search for missing #DoctorWho episodes and his impact on fandom.

All that plus we talk about our plans for our ‘cross our heart and hope to die ‘final’ monthly episode!






Staff Xmas Party – Part Trois!

Episode 75 – Rob and Mark are joined by Richard and Dave to help us ‘celebrate’ our very last Christmas special! We attempt to rehabilitate Eric Saward’s contribution to the show, examine arcs in their classic and modern contexts (warning: Rob doesn’t mince words), wax lyrical about ye olde novelisations in The Target book session, go deep into our favourite shows of the year and our hope and dreams for Series 11!

But more importantly who will be the recipient of this years ‘fanwank of the year’ award?

Apologies for the sound quality, Mark forgot to press the correct button again!

Hang in there, folks. Only one more to go…




Top 5 U.N.I.T Stories!

Episode 74 – Mark and Rob are joined by 42 to Doomsday stalwart and friend of the podcast, Rob Lloyd as we all dive deep into the top secret dossier stamped ‘Top 5 U.N.I.T stories!

Listen to us wax lyrical about our favorite military organisation, the highs and lows and which do we prefer United Nations Intelligence Taskforce or Unified Intelligence Taskforce?

Plus listen in as we gasp at the new Doctor’s new clothes, shake our heads mournfully at the Children in Need clip, talk cheap desks and burble happily over Rob’s new book!

As the podcast careens to its fiery demise in January, get in before we shut up shop – FOREVER!




Episode 73 – We are back and in this episode we set the way back machine back to 1989 where the nuclear apocalypse never looked so distant after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the screening of the final episode of Doctor Who!

Come back with us as we dig through the printed archives of the enfant terrible of Doctor Who fanzines, DWB, and the more gracious letter pages of Australia’s own Sonic Screwdriver!

Laugh along at the antics of Coast to Coast, ponder Donald Sutherland’s scarf, hand out pink slips in the Doctor Who Production Office and get deep into the trenches of the hate-fest that was (and indeed remains) the Melbourne-Sydney fan wars of the 80s!


All this plus listen as Mark draws (very) tenuous links to Frankie Goes To Hollywood and Peter Howell and listen to the very end for a slice of DAAS nostalgia who ask if Kyle and Jason may or may not be Freemasons?

Episode 72 – Directors are the heroes of Doctor Who and we pay homage to (some) of them as we go through our choices of Top 5 directors!

Which ones do we leave on the cutting room and which ones do we think should have their own star on the Doctor Who walk of fame.

All this plus 30 years of Time and the Rani and our thoughts on the the new, new First Doctor!

Nothing Compares 2 Who!

Episode 71 – The 42 to Doomsday Love In has begun! After the bile and bitterness of the last month, we at 42TDD reached out to our listeners, asking them to express their love for the show.

So join Mark and Rob as we go through our listener’s feedback about why they fell in love with Doctor Who and have maintained their commitment all these years!

The Verdict(s)

Episode 70 – The ‘classic’ line up of Mark and Rob are back to discuss an obscure casting announcement that was made earlier in the week. Helping us bring some sanity to the conversation, friend of the podcast and star of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Rob Lloyd returns! Not only do we discuss our own reactions to the news of Jodie Whittaker’s casting, but also the reaction in the wider Doctor Who community and the media in general.

Plus unlike Belarus, we finally break our Series 10 embargo: what were the highs and lows of the latest offerings and has Steven Moffat been able to redeem himself in our eyes?

Rob Lloyd will be appearing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival tickets can be purchased at or more information can be found at

42 to Doomsday – Games, Games & More Games!

Episode 69 – with Mark still on his Cook’s Tour of the Northern Hemisphere, Rob and Richard repair to the Fortress of Solitude, pull out the dice, and go boardgaming! That’s right, for your listening pleasure, we chart the course of Doctor Who games from the early 1960s, right up to today. Boardgames, show bags, miniatures, gamebooks, and RPGs all come under the microscope. Richard and Rob go deep, and off the reservation a couple of times, so enjoy! And don’t forget to listen right to the end of a little snippet from the past.

Amateur Omni-rumourists

Episode 68 – While Mark’s away, the mice will play! Richard joins Rob to discuss the fallout of the May 27th Fantom event, where Phil Morris was, then wasn’t, attending. We also drag out that dead horse named Omnirumour for one last damned good flogging, for your entertainment!

Continuity Capers!

Episode 67 – Mark and Rob are back with our latest episode looking at continuity! Joining us are Richard and Dave as we sit down for a good long chat about how production teams, and fans, (mis)handled continuity over the shows’ history. Listen as we wrestle with continuity conundrums, gasp at the insanity that gripped the production team in the 1980s, scratch your heads along with us as we wonder what the heck Moffat is up to, before peering into the future and contemplating what the Once and Future Chibnall will do with the shows’ long and storied history.

All this, plus we assemble for our Target Library reviews and listen to Rob as he goes mad trying to link Soviet propaganda with the 1981 cover of Doctor Who and The Cybermen!