Come to Ricosta! Tropical climate, untouched beaches, fabulous cuisine... and no extradition treaties. The perfect retirement planet for a certain type of 'business person' – such as Ms Melanie Bush, formerly the co-owner of the Iceworld emporium, now on the run from her former criminal associate's criminal associates...
Some other former associates of Ms Bush are abroad in this space Costa del Crime, however. Not long ago, the time and space traveller known as the Doctor arrived here, alongside his sometimes-criminal associate, the reformed juvenile offender Ace. But now the Doctor's gone missing – and Melanie Bush is about to learn that on the planet Ricosta, the wages of sin... are death.
Written By: Matt Fitton Directed By: Ken Bentley
CAST Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Bonnie Langford (Mel), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Ginny Holder (Gloria/Secretary), Des McAleer (Lefty Lonnigan), Stephen Hagan (Nathan Later), Harry Myrers (Atomon/Sperovore Banker/Steward), John Banks (Mayor/Sperovore Auditor/Sperovore Financer). Other parts portrayed by the cast.
To be released July 2016
Last Edit: Jul 27, 2016 1:13:34 GMT by Deleted
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Has anyone listened to the part 1? There's a massive plot point at the end
Pretty bold, but the scenes at the start and end damped the surprise, or at least my reaction to it. The Gadalaxian Champagne strikes again, looking to be something Matt Fitton tries to get into his non-Earth scripts.
I thoroughly enjoyed that! I really like Matt Fitton stories but this one struck me as particularly good. (I think we're very fortunate to have it fall on the heels of a really good John Dorney story as well). Good to hear Mel and Ace getting along even though Matt's made things a little more interesting. I'm impressed with how a number of things were handled as the story proceeded and with how it all works together.
I've started saving the extras for later these days but glad I made it a point to hear them for this release, it was delightful to hear the performers' thoughts on the reunion, and their reminiscences. Agreed that there's an interesting spectrum of voices in the story, which was another aspect I liked. Also was very good to hear Tim and his timelines mentioned - yay, Tim!
I've just finished episode one of this and really enjoyed it. To be absolutely honest, I wasn't too fired up by the trailer, but the story itself is very good - nice performances from all, very clever scripting and the usual high production values. It seems to me that the main range is really back on consistently fine form. Episode 2 tomorrow - looking forward to it
I've been on board since scripts were first included as extras, but this is perhaps the first time (or one of a very few times) that I've felt the need to check the script to understand dialogue (the sperovore) - not sure why, but I had real trouble 'tuning in' to their speech.
I think Billy2 (Tim)and his Timelines got namechecked by Sophie Aldred in the Interviews
Oh my goodness! Is that right? I've not heard 'Life of Crime' yet.
Well, I did provide Sophie (as well as Sarah Sutton) with a link to my 'Bradley's Basement' blog when I saw her last time at the 'Science of the Time Lords' event in Leciester in January this year. I also gave her (and Sylvester McCoy, Peter Davison and Sarah Sutton of their characters) a copy of Ace's timeline as a gift at the convention. She was very impressed with it.
If Sophie has mentioned me and my timelines in those interviews, then that's very nice and kind of her to do that! Thanks Sophie!
Last Edit: Jul 14, 2016 14:07:10 GMT by Tim Bradley: Updating who I sent a link to 'Bradley's Basement' and who I gave copies of timelines to
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