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Jones and Smith (Courting “The Doctor’s Wife,” with guest Dave Kitchen)

Jones and Smith (Courting “The Doctor’s Wife,” with guest Dave Kitchen)

When is a TARDIS not a TARDIS? When it’s a bitey mad lady, of course. Yes, The Doctor's Wife shows a side of the show’s signature blue box that we’ve never seen before, personifying the Doctor’s “ship” in a way that’s unexpected, insanely quirky and… well, sexy. That’s thanks in large part to Suranne Jones’ pitch-perfect performance as Idris, a woman possessed with the essence of the TARDIS, the Doctor’s longest-running companion. Neil Gamian’s clever script wisely gives her a lot of time opposite Matt Smith — at his madcap best — and fans will delight in seeing the Doctor and his time machine finally say the things they’ve always wanted to say to each other. But does that make the story a classic or just a really satisfying interlude? Dave Kitchen from The Doctor Who Show joins Pete and Chris on this journey outside of our universe to answer that very question.

Commentary for The Doctor's Wife begins at 25:06.

Guest Dave Kitchen joins from ⁠The Doctor Who Show⁠!

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Story Essentials

  • Series 6, Episode 4

  • Story number: 219, per the The Pull To Open Codex

  • Writer: Neil Gaiman

  • Director: Richard Clark

  • Showrunner: Steven Moffat

  • Aired 14 May 2011

Pull To Open: The Doctor’s Wife

  • Season 4

  • Episode 16

Hosts: Pete Pachal and Chris Taylor and guest co-host Dave Kitchen

Music: Martin West/⁠⁠⁠⁠Thinking Fish⁠

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There are many Doctor Who podcasts. Only one dares review the entire show... in entirely random order!
Join journalists Pete Pachal and Chris Taylor as they summarize stories in record time, play the Whomoji game, enter the History Corner, answer the Four Questions to Doomsday, and cower in fear before the almighty Randomizer.
New episode every Saturday!