Episode Eighteen: The ‘Tache Pirates

We begin this episode with the premise that pirates are cool – but perhaps not these pirates… ‘The Space Pirates’ starring Tom Baker. Thankfully, none of that stops us doing gags about seamen and the poop deck! We also talk about this classic Doctor Who story, when not distracted by thoughts of Gerry Anderson, class war, staring at Acton and Victorian legs. Somewhere, there’s a much more exciting adventure taking place with the V41-HI and Alpha Darts, but in the meantime, we’re here with this very British Star Trek, which might actually be more fun than you think. It’s better than being bored on Xeros.

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Episode One can also be accessed on the following platforms: SpotifyApple PodcastsCastboxPocket CastsRadio PublicYouTube and Stitcher.

This episode is based on the 6-part 1969 serial The Space Pirates by Robert Holmes, which originally starred the Second Doctor Patrick Troughton, but has been Time Rammed to feature the Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker.

The podcast is hosted by Rupert Booth, Paul Ferry and Barry Williams.

Original music composed and performed by Ben Jones

Zoom recordings by Barry Williams. Edited by Paul Ferry.


The Space Pirates     Trailer     The Fourth Doctor     Tom Baker     The Second Doctor     Patrick Troughton     Captain Pugwash  Fireball XL5     Clive Dunn     The Archers     Myra Frances     The North East & Cumbria     Bumhead     Class     The Acton Hilton     Pirate Song     Next Time


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