Unofficial Doctor Who spin-off heading to film?
Plans are afoot to take The Minister Of Chance to the big screen - and you can get involved!
Over the past couple of years, a small and dedicated team has been working on The Minister Of Chance, a podcast series which gave a universe of his own to the character that first appeared in the BBC's Doctor Who webcast audio drama Death Comes To Time. The Minister was then voiced by Stephen Fry, playing a Time Lord who survived the destruction of Gallifrey.
Now with Julian Wadham taking on the role from Stephen Fry (courtesy of a regeneration), the cast attracted to the six-part series (funded entirely by fans) has included Sylvester McCoy, Paul Darrow, Jenny Agutter, Philip Glenister, Tamsin Greig and Paul McGann.
It's a terrific series, and you can download the six episodes that are available entirely for free right here.
However, even more ambitious plans are now afoot, as the team behind The Minister Of Chance are in the early stages of trying to get a movie made. There's a funding drive on to get £30,000 together by the end of September, in order to make the first part of the film. The team have a crowd-funding campaign underway now offering a variety of limited edition perks, signed memorabilia and the chance to own the film's props and costumes. You can find all the information here.
And if you're free this weekend, then Beeston Castle in Cheshire will be playing host to the behind the scenes team of The Minister Of Chance on the afternoon of Sunday 25th August. In attendance will be director Dan Freeman, producer Clare Eden, props wizard Mike Kelly and more crew members. Furthermore, there will be demonstrations and chances to get hands on with the props and such like.
To keep up to date with The Minister Of Chance, its website is here.
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