Chance would be a fine thing! The Minister of Chance, last seen 2001 BBC webcast audio drama Death Comes to Time, will be returning in a ‘radiophonic’ drama produced exclusively for iTunes.
So, what’s a radiophonic drama when its at home? Well, its…
‘Made using a combination of film and radio techniques and delivered by podcast… By painstakingly constructing soundscapes we create worlds that you can drift into wherever you are.’
So its basically a radio drama, then…
The Minister of Chance will be played by Julian Wadham (The Madness of King George) – taking over the role last inhabited by Stephen Fry- who will be teamed up with a barmaid called Kitty, played by Lauren Crace (Sherlock, Eastenders), who follows this stranger into a strange new worldÂ and acrossÂ bridges made of frost
Intriguingly, listed in and amongst the cast are two former Doctors; Paul McGann and Sylvester McCoy though both aren’t listed as a particular citizen of Gallifrey.
Also joining this trinity of Time Lords is Avon himself Paul Darrow (Blake’s 7) and Jenny Agutter (Logan’s Run).
The first three pilot episodes, written by Death Comes to Time producer/director Dan Freeman, are available to purchase now which include:
Prologue – The Pointed Hand
In which Ambassador Durian embarks upon a courageous peace mission to the primitive people of Tanto.
Episode 1 – The Broken World
In which Kitty tries stealth-shouting, is hit by a fireball and befriends the wrong creature.
Episode 2 – The Forest Shakes
In which Kitty finds herself in the dark, but not alone, and strange creatures troop the forest.
As part of the shows M.O any money fans (be it for theÂ episodes themselves or any merchandise from the site)Â part with to hear these new adventures will go into completing the series. That’s right, you fund the action!