Pip and Jane Baker!
The husband-and-wife team had four sets of scripts on Doctor Who in the 1980s: Mark of the Rani, Terror of the Vervoids, The Ultimate Foe part 2 (both from the Trial of a Time Lord season) and Time and the Rani. Some of these adventures are considered okay… others the very nadir of the show’s almost-fifty years.
But: were they really to blame? Is their reputation as a pair of clueless hacks deserved? Was it simply a case of two capable and experienced writers left to do too much… has their reputation as professionals been sullied by Time and the Rani?
It’s a complex topic, one that we thought we should tackle!
Please note that during the recording of this episode we were… let’s say “challenged”…by circumstances beyond our control. As a result this podKast comes with warning as it includes adult language.
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