Reality Check: The Minister of Chance

Reality Check: The Minister of Chance

In the first of pair of podcasts about Doctor Who audio spin-offs, Alex Fitch talks to the writer / director, Dan Freeman, and one of the stars, Paul Darrow, of The Minister of Chance. The series is a crowd-funded, mp3 download serial which follows the SF / fantasy adventures of The Minister, a character who first appeared in the Doctor Who webcast, Death Comes to Time. Alex talks to Dan about the creation of DCtT and The Minister of Chance and to Paul about acting alongside Paul McGann and Sylvester McCoy and reprising his iconic role of role of Avon in Blake’s 7 and Kaldor City audio plays.

Promotional images for The Minister of Chance and Kaldor City, starring Paul Darrow

Promotional images for The Minister of Chance and Kaldor City, starring Paul Darrow

For more info about this podcast and a variety of other episodes you can download, please visit the home of this episode at

Links: Minister of Chance / Kaldor City / Blake’s 7 audio websites
Wikipedia pages on Doctor Who serials: Death comes to time and Robots of Death

Listen to Alex’s shows on Doctor Who companion Professor Bernice Summerfield and Who convenions, featuring an interview with Sylvester McCoy

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