As revealed at the recording of our last live episode, Six/Clothes, here is your homework viewing for Seven/Religion, which will be recorded on July 14th at The Public Bar in Melbourne (full show details can be found here).
To discover the secrets of the Seventh Doctor, we recommend the following three television stories:
- Remembrance of the Daleks
- Ghost Light
We realise we’ve already recommended Ghost Light, for fear…but it’s so good! We had to double up. You may also like to watch Delta and the Bannermen to get the measure of Mel.
Since many of us feel that Sylv and Sophie were cut off in their prime, we’d also like to recommend some Seventh Doctor Big Finish audio adventures:
- A Thousand Tiny Wings
- Magic Mousetrap
- Live 34
We’re also exploring the theme of religion in Doctor Who, on which topic we reckon the following stories probably have the most interesting things to say:
- The Aztecs (William Hartnell, 1963; four episodes)
- The Daemons (Jon Pertwee, 1971; five episodes)
- The Face of Evil (Tom Baker, 1977; four episodes)
- Planet of Fire (Peter Davison, 1984; four episodes)
- The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit (David Tennant, 2006; two episodes)
We’ve revised this list a little since the podcast, to avoid doubling up too much; other relevant stories include The Crusades and The Myth Makers (well, what you can find of them), and the previously recommended stories The Curse of Fenric (Sylvester McCoy, 1989; four episodes), and Gridlock (David Tennant, 2007; one episode). If you have any other suggestions, please share them in the comments below!