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Lifelong fans of Doctor Who, Rob and Liam discuss their favourite TV sci-fi show and a few other things of interest.

Lifelong fans of Doctor Who, Rob and Liam discuss their favourite TV sci-fi show and a few other things of interest.


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Lifelong fans of Doctor Who, Rob and Liam discuss their favourite TV sci-fi show and a few other things of interest.




Cloister Bell 069: Victory of the Daleks

Coming up on today’s show we have an interactive quiz over at 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.


Cloister Bell 068: Smith and Jones

Liam and Rob discuss DC, books, straws, plastic and the 2007 series 3 opener "Smith and Jones".


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.


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


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.


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.


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”.


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!


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.


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


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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?


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.


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.


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.