Pledge Break

Jesse Merlin is an actor and bass-baritone. James Holloway is a teacher and writer with degrees in history and archaeology. They've been joined by their love of classic Doctor Who for over 30 years. Join them as they watch and discuss classic Who stories.

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http://pledgebreak.libsyn.com/podcast
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Jesse Merlin is an actor and bass-baritone. James Holloway is a teacher and writer with degrees in history and archaeology. They've been joined by their love of classic Doctor Who for over 30 years. Join them as they watch and discuss classic Who stories.
Language
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last modified
2018-01-21 23:25
last episode published
2017-02-21 23:45
publication frequency
25.4 days
Contributors
James Holloway and Jesse Merlin author  
James Holloway owner  
Explicit
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Number of Episodes
19
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21.02.2017

Pledge Break Season Three, Episode 6: Revelation of the Daleks

Funerals, rock and roll, embalming fluid murders and Daleks, Daleks, Daleks -- it must be classic Sixth Doctor story Revelation of the Daleks! Because we included so much extra stuff about Evelyn Waugh's The Loved One in this episode, we didn't get all...
4.09.2016

Pledge Break Season Three, Episode Five: The Visitation

The plague, the Great Fire of London, space fish and their disco robot -- it must be classic Fifth Doctor story The Visitation! As always, click here to find images, videos and further reading on our blog. You can also like us on Facebook or follow us...
31.07.2016

Pledge Break Season Three, Episode Four: The Stones of Blood

This month we're talking about Celtic myth, 17th-century antiquarianism and the best Doctor Who companion who never was. That's right, it's Tom Baker classic The Stones of Blood! As always, click here to find images, videos and further reading on our ...
10.07.2016

Pledge Break Season Three, Episode Three: The Time Monster

This month, Doctor Who explores the secrets of time itself -- such as how you can cram four episodes' worth of fun into just six! Plus we talk about natural disasters in the Bronze Age, the birth of Zen Buddhism, and what Michaelmas even is. As always...
6.06.2016

Pledge Break Season Three, Episode Two: The Tomb of the Cybermen

Stumbling, lumbering, strangling -- this one's got it all! We're back with a look at classic Patrick Troughton Doctor Who story The Tomb of the Cybermen. PLUS: we talk about the 1959 Hammer version of The Mummy.  As always, click here to find images, ...
15.05.2016

Pledge Break Season Three, Episode One: The Gunfighters

Badmen, bullets and ballads -- that's right, it's the classic William Hartnell Doctor Who story The Gunfighters!  As always, click here to find images, videos and further reading on our blog. You can also like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter!
18.04.2016

Pledge Break Season Two, Episode Six: The Curse of Fenric

Spies, Vikings, ancient evils, glowy eyes, the Red Army, curses, vampires, poison gas -- all this and one of classic Doctor Who's finest emotional storylines. What else could it be but the critically-acclaimed Sylvester McCoy story, The Curse of Fenric...
3.04.2016

Pledge Break Season Two, Episode Five: The Mark of the Rani

Industrial disputes, brain fluid, thinking trees and a baby T-Rex -- it must be classic Doctor Who story The Mark of the Rani!Read more about Blists Hill Victorian Town here!If you enjoyed the episode, why not check out our blog for more articles, like...
13.03.2016

Pledge Break Season Two, Episode Four: Terminus

Disco space pirates in bubble helmets! Drug-addict corpse knights! The universe's most ancient radioactive dog hospital! It could only be the classic Doctor Who story Terminus!For a great post on the Wayne Barlowe influence on the Garm, check out Sisko...
28.02.2016

Pledge Break Season Two, Episode Three: Pyramids of Mars

After a few weeks away, we're back with a look at the classic Doctor Who story Pyramids of Mars! Join us as we talk mummies, missiles, mythology and why you should just put the damn coordinates in the rocket yourself. Plus: our special guest Luke Slate...
7.02.2016

Pledge Break Season Two, Episode Two: The Daemons

Demons, aliens, archaeology, evil Morris men, a white witch -- it's all excitement in classic Jon Pertwee story The Daemons! Normally our run through classic Doctor Who would lead us to a Pat Troughton story next, but there was a problem with the file....
25.01.2016

Pledge Break Season Two, Episode One: The Time Meddler

The first recurring villain in classic Doctor Who, a brilliant performance by Peter Butterworth, and Vikings, Vikings, Vikings! What else could it be but classic William Hartnell story The Time Meddler?Welcome back to Pledge Break, the show where two o...
3.01.2016

Pledge Break Episode Seven: Battlefield

Swords, knights in armour, pitched battles, futuristic technology and ancient demons -- classic Seventh Doctor story Battlefield has it all!Welcome back to Pledge Break, the show where two old friends talk about the Doctor Who version of history and th...
28.12.2015

Pledge Break Episode Six: The Mysterious Planet

Welcome back to Pledge Break, the show where two old friends talk about the Doctor Who version of history and the history of Doctor Who!In this episode, the Doctor and Peri find themselves on a ... well ... a mysterious planet. And we get into some met...
21.12.2015

Pledge Break Episode Five: The King's Demons

Welcome back to Pledge Break, the show where two old friends talk about the Doctor Who version of history and the history of Doctor Who!In this episode, we've got the deep roots of the English constitution and also a shapechanging robot, plus a cute li...
14.12.2015

Pledge Break Episode Four: The Masque of Mandragora

Welcome back to Pledge Break, the show where two old friends talk about the Doctor Who version of history and the history of Doctor Who!We're getting post-medieval this episode as we check out confusing but entertaining Tom Baker story The Masque of Ma...
6.12.2015

Pledge Break Episode Three: The Time Warrior

We're back into historical -- or at least pseudo-historical -- Doctor Who episodes with the 1973-74 Jon Pertwee classic, The Time Warrior! The dirty, violent middle ages portrayed here are a world away from the dignified nobility we saw in The Crusade....
29.11.2015

Pledge Break Episode Two: The Enemy of the World

In our second episode we're talking about the recently-rediscovered Patrick Troughton story The Enemy of the World! Not much history on this one, but plenty of action, elaborate schemes, amazing costumes and off-the-wall accents! If you enjoy the episo...
22.11.2015

Pledge Break Episode One: The Crusade

Welcome to Pledge Break, in which two old friends talk about the Doctor Who version of history and the history of Doctor Who!In our first episode we're talking about the classic First Doctor adventure The Crusade -- and about the actual Crusades as wel...