Cloister Bell: A Doctor Who Podcast-logo

Cloister Bell: A Doctor Who Podcast

Media & Entertainment Podcasts

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


United Kingdom


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




Cloister Bell 129: Logopolis

It’s the end. But the moment has been prepared for. Join us on this special day celebrating Rob’s birthday as well as our arrival at the final story of Doctor Who’s 18th season – Logopolis. A nice lad called Mark Cockram joins us today too so do have a listen!


Cloister Bell 128: Doctor Who and The Star Beast

Before David Tennant’s Fourteenth Doctor encounters ‘The Star Beast’ we explore the original comic book story which inspired it! Today we read the Fourth Doctor comic story Doctor Who and the Star Beast, the effects of adapting existing stories and discuss our recent meet up. Meep meep!


Cloister Bell 127: Watchers

In this podcast Rob and Liam discuss dreams, Popeye, films, novelisations, the podcast's website and the Big Finishaudio novel Watchers.


Cloister Bell 126: The Celestial Toymaker

Today Liam and I reminisce on our childhood toys, geeky shops in Newcastle, at some point someone starts the hoovering, then in anticipation of Doctor Who’s 60th anniversary we revisit the First Doctor story The Celestial Toymaker and read out some divisive listener feedback.


Cloister Bell 125: The Keeper Of Traken

In this week's podcast Rob and Liam discuss Black Mirror, ice-cream, drinks explode, spoons are dropped, and we also work in a discussion on Indiana Jones, Nazis and somehow find time for Tom Baker's penultimate adventure The Keeper of Traken.


Cloister Bell 124: Midnight

With the 60th anniversary of Doctor Who almost upon us and the welcome return of David Tennant and Catherine Tate – we’ve asked our patrons to vote for a Doctor/Donna story for us to discuss… This week we return to the new era of Doctor Who as we rewatch the Tenth Doctor story Midnight. I copy Liam and he gets annoyed – and then we read out some great listener feedback. Thanks to our patrons Sonia, Grant, Mark and Harry for choosing this one. Enjoy! Get bonus episodes at Find out more at


Cloister Bell 123: Warriors' Gate

In this week's podcast Rob and Liam talk about Peter Gabriel, Blackadder, AI, The Beatles, Avatar, memory and the end of the E-space saga Warriors' Gate.


Cloister Bell 122: The Daleks Master Plan

Today on Cloister Bell we’re exploring a particular First Doctor story as chosen by our patron Mark Cockram – The Daleks’ Master Plan. We discuss each of the 12 episodes and reveal our favourite moments. Stay tuned after the end credits as we have a spoilery chat about Doctor Who’s 60th anniversary and beyond. If you’d like to support us on Patreon you can access all our bonus episodes such as our recent commentary on Mission to the Unknown!


Cloister Bell 121: The Planet Of Witches & The Quest Of The Engineer

This week Rob and Liam discuss questionably flavoured drinks and two Big Finish adventures, The Planet Of Witches and The Quest Of The Engineer. There is also discussion on recent Who-news and the Fast and Furious films.


Cloister Bell 120: TORCHWOOD Cyberwoman

This week Liam and Rob are walking the streets of Cardiff in their Cyber-heels to reminisce about that old episode of Torchwood all about Ianto’s nothing-but-trouble girlfriend Lisa. Yes we’re back to the HUB this week as we revisit episode three of Torchwood’s first series, ‘Cyberwoman’. We also discus Picard, Doctor Who news, the Alien novels and more! Visit for more podcasts and also some TORCHWOOD games too!


Cloister Bell 119: Purgatory 12 & Chase The Night

In this podcast Rob and Liam discuss the Evil Dead, Sam Raimi and two Big Finish stories from the Fourth Doctor Adventures Series 09 Volume 01, Purgatory 12 and Chase The Night. There is also an extra chat at the end where we talk about Star Trek and some items of interest about the 60th Anniversary of Doctor Who.


Cloister Bell 118: The End Of The World

Liam and Rob invite their mates Seonaid and Caroline to discuss the ninth Doctor story The End of the World… This week we’re thrilled to have My Adventure in Space and Time podcast join us as our first guests for 2023. Today we discuss Eccleston’s second episode, as well as have a catch up and also we have a surprise planned! We hope you enjoy.


Cloister Bell 117: State of Decay

This week Rob and Liam discuss vampires! Bats! Horror! Dodgy models and even find time to discuss "Flash Gordon"


Cloister Bell 116: TORCHWOOD Ghost Machine

Cloister Bell. We laugh at the government. Probably wanted by the police. Harming the human race with this podcast. The 21st Century’s when it all changes… On todays podcast I mix up mine and Liams names somehow and then we discuss Torchwood ‘Ghost Machine’ as well as the many other things we’ve been watching lately. Enjoy! -Rob


Cloister Bell 115: Full Circle

This week Rob and Liam discuss merchandise, the ultimate villain and season 18's "Full Circle", the first adventure in the E-space trilogy and the one which introduces us to Adric.


Cloister Bell 114: The Next Doctor

We kick off 2023 revisiting a Christmasy Tenth Doctor special … The Next Doctor. Back in 2008 the Tenth Doctor’s time was nearing its end and we prepared for David Morrissey’s Next Doctor. Fast forward fifteen years and Mr. Tennant is now returning to play the next Doctor. How bonkers is that. Today we chat about the The Next Doctor, you’ll find out what we’ve been up to over the New Year, we talk about James Bond’s testicles, Matt sets us a challenge, we read out some fabulous listener responses and BEWARE as we’ll be discussing spoilers for the 60th anniversary and Series Fourteen after our end credits. Enjoy!


Cloister Bell 113: Meglos

Rob and Liam discuss cacti and Meglos.


Cloister Bell 112: The Power Of The Doctor

Our journey began precisely four years ago when we first discussed The Woman Who Fell to Earth and now it’s all come full circle as we talk about Thirteens final adventure The Power of the Doctor. Today Liam takes Rob on a trip in the Tardis and we ponder the question… should this be the end of Cloister Bell Podcast?


Cloister Bell 111: Skin of the Sleek/The Thief Who Stole Time

If you like your podcasts with Liam talking far too much then you're in for a treat. If not, then we can only apologise. Anyway, Rob and Liam discuss the Big Finish story Skin of the Sleek/The Thief Who Stole Time.


Cloister Bell 110: TORCHWOOD Day One

Today we return to Torchwood to discuss it’s second episode Day One. We discuss what we’ve been up to and we have some very important questions about toast and gravy boats. Enjoy!