Reviewed By: traves8853
Review Date: 10/25/15 7:10 pm
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'Deadline', by Rob Shearman, is character driven and hard to pin down. This audio drama was recorded on 12 and 13 June 2003 at The Moat Studios. It's full of disillusioned character's constantly disappointing each other at every turn. It's a character study of an anti-hero protagonist in a world of opposites. Set in a world where Doctor who never even had a pilot filmed, but remained a script stuffed in an office draw. Now, in a retirement home Martin, the writer and creator of Doctor Who, finds that life is starting to gain an uncanny symmetry with his old project. The Nurse called Barbara Wright and her ex-boyfriend Ian Chesterton.
Shearman is obviously a talented writer, and it's a crying shame he isn't writing for the new series. His scripts for Big Finish were often the most challenging and creative. Both, 'The Holy Terror' and,'Scherzo' featured alternate realities in some form so he is the perfect author for this instalment of the unbound range. The realism combined with the dark humour. Striking imagery and masterful writing combined with superlative acting and innovative ideas. This a complete opposite in tone to 'Auld Mortality', but every bit as good. Funny and dark throughout: "I don't love you, so sod off!"