a real world point of view
|Main character(s):||Martin Bannister|
|Main setting:||A nursing home, England, 2003|
|Publisher:||Big Finish Productions|
|Release date:||October 2003|
|Doctor Who Unbound|
|He Jests at Scars...||Exile|
- You may be looking for the unproduced Torchwood story.
Publisher's summary Edit
It's been forty years since Martin Bannister encountered the Doctor. They were different men back then. Martin was young and talented and the Times' seventh Most Promising Writer To Watch Out For. The Doctor was mysterious, crotchety, and possibly Oriental.
It was an encounter that destroyed both their lives.
Pity poor Martin now. His career is in ruins, all forgotten. His estranged wives keep dying in the wrong order. And there's a nasty green stain by the wardrobe that could be an alien footprint. Or possibly just mould.
Martin's life is about to change unexpectedly. Impromptu poetry readings, elephant expeditions, an obligatory Bug-Eyed Monster. And a last desperate chance for love, before it's too late.
Sounds like it's time for the Doctor to come into Martin's life again, and sort him out. Permanently.
- Martin Bannister / Doctor Who - Derek Jacobi
- Susan Foreman / Amy - Genevieve Swallow
- Philip Bannister / Ian Chesterton - Peter Forbes
- Barbara Wright - Jacqueline King
- Sydney - Ian Brooker
- Tom Bannister - Adam Manning
- Martin was named one of the Ten Writers to Watch in The Times in 1961. He was number seven.
- Martin cannot remember if Sydney Newman was Canadian or Australian.* Martin's version of the TARDIS stands for Time and Random Destinations in Space.
- Derek Jacobi (Martin Bannister) would later play the Master in WC: Scream of the Shalka and another version of the Master in TV: Utopia.
- Jacqueline King (Barbara) would later play Sylvia Noble, the mother of Donna Noble, in the revived series, beginning with TV: The Runaway Bride in 2006.
- There are references to the elements of TV: An Unearthly Child, TV: The Daleks and TV: The Masters of Luxor, an unmade serial from Season 1 which was later produced in audio drama form by Big Finish Productions as AUDIO: The Masters of Luxor.
- This audio drama was recorded on 12 and 13 June 2003.
- Official Deadline page at bigfinish.com
- Detailed synopsis of Deadline at the Doctor Who Reference Guide
- DisContinuity for Deadline at Tetrapyriarbus - The DisContinuity Guide