Episode 56: 1964 – Year of the Dragon

This is Time Ram, the podcast which puts all of the wrong Doctors in all of the wrong stories: in this case, William Hartnell starring Sylvester McCoy’s ‘Dragonfire’. When the Doctor, Ian and Barbara land in a freezer centre powered by mercury, we learn many things, including how a teenage Vicki got there, what a literal cliff-hanger looks like, and most importantly, what Kane’s been doing for the last 3000 years. We promise you won’t like the answer…


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This episode is based on the  1987 serial Dragonfire by Ian Briggs, which originally starred the Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy, but has been Time Rammed to feature the First Doctor William Hartnell.

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.




Dragonfire     Trailer     The First Doctor     William Hartnell     The Seventh Doctor     Sylvester McCoy    Ian Briggs     Dragons     Fire     Ice     Sabalom Glitz     Nice to See You, To See You Nice     Koquillion     Freezer Centres     Pantry     Pinny     1960s Fridges     Jimmy Edwards     Harry Mudd      Suet     Kevin Stoney     Patricia Quinn     Zulu (1964)     A for Andromeda     Mercury     Ace of Wands     Tarot     Next Time