It seems like such a long time ago now.
In 2001, the BBC released their audiocast Doctor Who adventure Death Comes to Time featuring the Seventh Doctor and Ace as well as Stephen Fry as the Minister of Chance, another Time Lord.
Whilst the ongoing adventures of the Doctor went off in another direction, there was still plenty of scope and story left for the character of the Minister and so a spin of series was created to tell tales about his adventures.
By this Thursday, the 5th and final part of the series, In a Bark on the River Hex, will finally be released and what a journey it has been for the cast and crew. Because The Minister of Chance series is entirely funded by listeners, the production has an incredibly small budget and absolutely no money for publicity. It’s all word of mouth to get people listening.
And the best thing is that through all the funding issues, all of the hardship all the high hills that the team had to climb to achieve their goals, they did it. The Minister of Chance is now a full series ready for you to subscribe to and enjoy.
The Minister of Chance stars Julian Wadham, Jenny Agutter, Lauren Crace, Paul Darrow, Beth Goddard, Tamsin Greig, Peter Guinness, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann with The Hobbit‘s Jed Brophy, and Life on Mars/Ashes to Ashes‘ Philip Glenister joining in for the season finale is a labour of love that you should get involved with – after all it IS free to download!
You can visit www.ministerofchance.com for photos, reviews and cast lists and you can also visit www.ministerchance.simplesite.com for Executive Producer Clare Eden’s Blog: ‘Execcer’s Blog’ which charts the making of the series including video interviews with Jed Brophy & Julian Wadham and which profiles all the cast & crew on their careers and why they love working on The Minister of Chance.
Remember to check the website all day for the latest episode, and if you’re new to The Minister of Chance, download and catch up with the previous installments first!
The trailer for In a Bark on the River Hex can be enjoyed below…