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Deadline by Robert Shearman


by Robert Shearman, Nicholas Briggs (Director)

Other authors: Ian Brooker (Narrator), Peter Forbes (Narrator), Derek Jacobi (Narrator), Jacqueline King (Narrator), Adam Manning (Narrator)1 more, Genevieve Swallow (Narrator)

Series: Doctor Who (Big Finish Audio), Doctor Who: Unbound (5)

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In "Deadline", Sir Derek Jacobi plays a retired writer who rues the day he failed to get his show, Doctor Who, commissioned back in the early 1960s; there is a very intricate exploration of inner space, families, failure, fandom, and so on, but I found the tone decidedly downbeat. Yet it makes an interesting pairing with "Auld Mortality", as both have the same point of departure, if from different directions, and both feature the Doctor as to a certain extent the narrator of his own story. It is by Robert Shearman who wrote the Ninth Doctor story "Dalek". I must say that if you are thinking of trying out the series, "Auld Mortality" and "Deadline" are the ones to get to see if the concept is to your taste. ( )
  nwhyte | Mar 24, 2008 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Shearman, RobertAuthorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Briggs, NicholasDirectormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Brooker, IanNarratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Forbes, PeterNarratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jacobi, DerekNarratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
King, JacquelineNarratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Manning, AdamNarratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Swallow, GenevieveNarratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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