The Grumpcast is back for this jam-packed bumper edition! Tim, Simon and Richard have a butcher's at sporting Who villains, an update on Phil Morris and missing episodes, a look at what PMF members were looking forward to in 2019, the latest on The Complete Collection Blu-rays and take an in-depth look at The Macra Terror animation.

But why Mike Gatting, Herb Alpert and grumpy Kate out of Line of Duty feature is not yet understood.

For those of you who get crabby about frippery, the missing episodes update is from 12 minutes and The Macra Terror is from the hour mark. For everyone else – enjoy!

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Richard's excited about the imminent arrival of Grexit Day, until the rest of the 13cast team points out what exit from the Grumpcast might actually mean. After comparing notes on how podcasting has changed their lives (hardly), everyone settles down to a review of Series 11 in the style of our new podcast, Something Who, which compares new and classic Doctor Who stories. It's the last 13cast for a while, but Something Who should arrive in a new podcast feed from April.

Crowded TARDIS? More like crowded 13cast! Mike finally catches up with us and, after a Morecambe and Wise catchphrase competition, we discuss the New Year’s Day episode, Resolution. Given the early(ish) hour of recording, Paul still seems to be suffering from a bit of Temporal Drift, but at least the audio issues are behind us. And when we've finished with the episode itself, we make our own Doctor Who Resolutions. 13cast will return. Eventually.

The Gremlins have got a tight grip on 13cast this week. Giles' PC didn't record the first half, Paul's PC decided to reboot at random intervals and Simon's microphone was a bit variable, so Richard may have sacked the lot of them. But despite this, we've got our review ready for The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos and our thoughts on the season as a whole.

It's Advent and the 13cast crew ponders the move of Doctor Who from Christmas to New Year. Then it's review time for The Witchfinders and It Takes You Away, before a debate on the nature of Doctor Who and whether the last episode is an allegory for the latest series. Finally our Christmas lists.

Note: Simon's audio was badly affected by interference. We've done our best to edit round this, but there is distortion on his contributions and some have been lost.

13cast wonders - just why is there a 10 minute colour animation of Wheel in Space for Missing Believed Wiped at 25? Then the crew returns to the task of reviewing Demons of the Punjab and Kerblam! with diversions into Puncast and Latincast. And the famous sweet Yorkshire staple of Rhubarb. Which may, or may not be connected to Kerblam!

After the 13cast crew perform their tribute / insult to the 4 Yorkshiremen, it's time to deliver their reviews of Arachnids in the UK and The Tsuranga Conundrum, with a brief diversion into BakeOffcast. And after a couple of positive episodes, there's a bit more grumpiness this time.

After Richard finds out he's on a different wavelength from the rest of the 13cast crew, he's also a bit hazy on the nature of Rosa Parks' protest. The team then give their reviews of The Ghost Monument and Rosa, including chapter 3 of anamorphic lenses. Keep listening to the end for the first installments of Masterchefcast and SkyAtNightcast. We also break it to Simon that Jane Horrocks is from Lancashire.

After watching Doctor Who for over 45 years, Richard finally has a Doctor that sounds like him. Well, a little bit. Since none of them could get a ticket to the all-star Sheffield premiere, he's invited the 13cast crew round to discuss the debut of the Yorkshire Doctor in a story set in Yorkshire with someone who was born and brought up in Yorkshire. Yorkshire. 

Mere days after Grumpcast VII is published, an unscheduled mild-emergency Grumpcast sees Eric, Mike and Richard nibble on the missing episodes carrots dangled by Messrs. Morris (not Paul) and Vanezis on Friday 5th October.

What does Phil Morris' appearance on The One Show signify, if anything?

Who knows - but here's our attempt at a "hot take", as the kids say. 

Turn off the TV's - pour a glass of wine and enjoy, then go back to Grumpcast I and start again. Why not? There's nothing else on tonight!

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