If you have yet to purchase one of the best science fiction audiodramas ever to exist, The Minister of Chance (@MinisterChance), you no longer have any excuse to not listen to this superbly written and produced masterpiece. It is now available as a FREE PODCAST!
Yes, you read that correctly. Radio Static has made the switch from a produce-episodes-as-funds-are-available-through-purchase model to a produce-episodes-as-donations-allow model.
If you are unfamiliar with The Minister Of Chance it is a spin-off of the BBC Doctor Who audiodrama Death Comes To Time, written, directed and produced by Dan Freeman (@SageofTheWaves). In this world, science is illegal and magic rules. The cast of The Minister Of Chance is second to none:
- Julian Wadham as The Minister. Other credits include: The English Patient, The Madness Of King George, War Horse, The Iron Lady and Downton Abbey. (LINKS: IMDB profile | Facebook profile)
- Jenny Agutter as Professor Cantha. Other credits include: Logan’s Run and An American Werewolf in London. (LINKS: Official Jenny Agutter site | IMDB profile)
- Gethin Anthony as Sutu. Other credits include: Game Of Thrones and Junk. (LINKS: Interview at Shadowlocked | IMDB profile)
- Lauren Crace as Kitty. Other credits include: EastEnders. (LINKS: IMDB profile | Facebook page)
- Sylvester McCoy as The Witch Prime. Other credits include: Doctor Who (7th Doctor) and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. (LINKS: IMDB profile | The Sylvester McCoy Appreciation Society)
- Paul McGann as Durian. Other credits include: the 1996 Doctor Who movie. (LINKS: IMDB profile | The McGann Brothers’ Site)
- Paul Darrow as Lord Rathen. Other credits include: Drake’s 7 and Die Another Day. (LINKS: IMDB profile | The Paul Darrow Society | Shadowlocked interview)
- Peter Guinness as The Horseman. Other credits include: Alien 3 and Tim Burton’s Sleepy Hollow. (LINKS: IMDB profile)
It also features:
MARK LEWIS as The King
JAY TAYLOR as Ilias
LLOYD HUTCHINSON as Menin
LUKE CARROLL as Private Merat
ISOBEL COLLINGWOOD as Princess Didi
RICHARD GARAGHTY as Match Worming
GARETH JONES as Corporal Sona
ANDREW MARTYN-LEWIS as Private Devian
PETRA MASSEY as Gurk
KANE SHARPE as Rosta
RACHEL SPICER as Mother
JAMIE WALLWORK as Captain Varian
ALEX WARREN as Captain Janthorn
If the above isn’t enough to entice you, then I invite you to read my reviews of Episode 1: The Broken World and Episode 2: The Forest Shakes. Also, I invite you to listen to my interviews with Lauren Crace, Sylvester McCoy and Dan Freeman.
Please remember, production of this superb series is made possible by fan funding. So please donate. Don’t forget to subscribe to this brilliantly written, masterfully produced and superbly acted audiodrama on iTunes or via RSS. Plus read the MoC blog to stay up-to-date with MoC news.
Also, tonight on the Geeky Pleasures Radio Show (7 pm PT/ 10 pm ET at The Look 24/7) I will be airing The Minister Of Chance and airing some special treats featuring Paul Darrow. If that isn’t awesome enough, keep watching Geeky Pleasures for announcement about other MoC cast members joining me on the Geeky Pleasures Radio Show.