Doctor Who Commentary – 5.08 ‘The Hungry Earth’

There’s something amiss in the Welsh valleys (isn’t there always?) but fear not – your commentators Sarah Burrow and P.G. Bell are here to talk you through it.

As Moffat redesigns his second classic monster of the series, we ask whether the new-look Silurians are really such a failure. There’s also a brief discussion of POV Monstervision, the logistics of running the world’s biggest deep-core drilling operation from a couple of laptops in a shed, and whether Chris Chibnall could have crammed any more Pertwee references into this story if he’d tried. All it’s missing is the Whomobile!

Now there’s an idea for the 50th anniversary…