Doctor Who: Watchers in the Fourth Dimension

Episode 59: They Shot Winnie the Pooh! (The War Games - Episodes 1-5)

May 23, 2021

The end is nigh for the Second Doctor as the TARDIS crew arrive in what appears to be World War One, but not all is as it seems… Continuing our journey through all of Doctor Who, we discuss the first half of the absolute epic that is The War Games, as we start preparing to bid farewell to some familiar faces…


During the episode, Reilly finds himself disappointed by the fact that Doctor von Werr doesn’t make one last return, Anthony gets to use his history degrees, Don sets a new record in how quickly he derails the conversation, and Julie gets exasperated at everyone else’s constant digressions. The entire crew discusses the commentary that this story provides on the entire Troughton era.


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