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Deadline (audio story)

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Deadline front cover
Main character(s): Martin Bannister
Featuring: Barbara, Philip Bannister
Main setting: Nursing home, England, 2003
Key crew
Publisher: Big Finish Productions
Writer: Robert Shearman
Director: Nicholas Briggs
Post production: Nicholas Briggs
Cover by: Clayton Hickman
Release details
Release number: 5
Release date: October 2003
Format: 1 CD
Production code: DWUN05
ISBN 1-84435-017-7
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Deadline was the fourth Doctor Who Unbound audio story produced by Big Finish Productions. Unlike the previous Unbound stories this story does not strictly attempt to portray a "real" alternate version of the Doctor. Instead it blurs the lines between a version of the "real world" and a version of the Doctor Who universe. Elements and alternate versions of key sequences from An Unearthly Child, The Daleks and The Masters of Luxor are presented and acted out throughout the 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.

Plot Edit

to be added

Cast Edit

References Edit

  • 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.

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Continuity Edit

to be added

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