March 15th, 2011 | researchmaterial
THE MINISTER OF CHANCE is an audio serial – a “radiophonic drama,” in the creators’ term. They let me listen to the prologue the other day, and it was actually terrific. There was the friction between two very different cultures that put me in mind somehow of Iain M Banks’ science fiction. The acting was great – as you’d expect from a wonderful cast that includes Paul McGann and the sainted Jenny Agutter — and the production values were inventive and pin-sharp. You can get the prologue for free on the iTunes, and the first full episode goes on sale via the iTunes on the 17th. Check out the site and give it a listen. I was honestly impressed.