Episode Twenty: The Abominable Dr. Five

This week we re-examine that Doctor Who standard, ‘The Abominable Snowmen’, which with our typically exquisite timing, we recorded before the animation came out! Yay for us. But that doesn’t matter anymore, because as we now know, this story was made in the 1980s with Peter Davison, and is no longer missing!* So it’s time to search the TARDIS trunk for that unidentifiable object, establish that this definitely isn’t Heathrow and discuss the danger of the Pharos project. Join us as we play hide the ghanta, get pissed with JNT, and indulge in some slick bumbling, before setting off to catch a Yeti that we can skin and cook over a billabong. Whatever that is. There’s nothing about it in my British Home Stores Book of Space…

* May actually still be missing.

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This episode is based on the 6-part 1968 serial The Abominable Snowmen by Mervyn Haisman & Henry Lincoln, which originally starred the Second Doctor Patrick Troughton, but has been Time Rammed to feature the Fifth Doctor, Peter Davison.

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 Abominable Snowmen     DVD Trailer     The Second Doctor     Patrick Troughton     The Fifth Doctor     Peter Davison     The Yeti     The Himalayas     Tibet     Snowdonia     Buddhism     What is a Ghanta anyway?     James Hong     Moontrap     British Home Stores     We love the planet Pluto     Ceres can fuck off!     Balls     “Thank Goodness for Bicycle Repair Man!”     Next Time 

If this book says Pluto is a planet, it’s a planet!

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