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The Ghosts of N-Space
Title: The Ghosts of N-Space
Series: BBC Radio Collection
Recorded: 20 Jan 1996 - 24 Feb 1996
Prod Code: GON
Seq No: 7
Type: CD
  Source: Type40 Doctor Who
Date Added: 1 Jan 2001
Last Updated: 13 Jan 2004
   
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Occurance: 1 - The Ghosts of N-Space
Company: BBC Worldwide
Release Date: 5 Jun 2000
ISBN: 0 563 47701 6
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Availabilty: Exists
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Source: Type40 Doctor Who
Date Added: 1 Jan 2001
Last Updated: 5 Feb 2004
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JON PERTWEE, ELISABETH SLADEN AND NICHOLAS COURTNEY JOIN FORCES ONCE MORE FOR A SPECIALLY-WRITTEN DOCTOR WHO ADVENTURE

'When the barrier gives way, this planet will be flooded by all the evil in N-Space; and at the moment I have no idea how to stop it.'

The Brigadier's ancient great-uncle Mario seems unsurprised by the spectres which haunt his even more ancient Sicilian castle.  But when the Doctor comes to investigate he finds himself faced with a danger as great as any he has yet encountered.

Is the answer to be found in the past, in the corrupt alchemy of the black-hearted sorceror said to have been walled up alive for his evil deeds?  Or must the Doctor - and the faithful Sarah Jane Smith - brave the realm of ghosts and face the very fiends of hell?

The classic team of the Doctor, Sarah Jane and the Brigadier are on the case in this eerily thrilling adventure, written especially for radio by Barry Letts.
Notes:
First broadcast on BBC Radio 2.

THE PROGRAMME

The Ghosts of N-Space was the second radio production for Barry Letts as writer and Phill Clarke as producer, with the classic team of Jon Pertwee as the Doctor, Lis Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith and Nicholas Courtney as the Bridadier.  In 1993, they had made The Paradise of Death which was broadcast on BBC Radio 5 in August of that year.  The original idea for a new radio adventure with the Third Doctor had come from Jon Pertwee himself and the result proved extemely successful.  The team were keen to make another adventure strait away but bureaucratic delays at the BBC meant that it was nine months before the project was agreed to (it had taken two years to get The Paradise of Death commissioned, made and broadcast).

It was in The Paradise of Death that new companion Jeremy Fitzoliver first made an appearance.  As Sarah Jane's hopeless photographer, he was constantly tripping over and making a mess of things and his clumsiness showed no signs of improvement in The Ghosts of N-Space.  Other cast members who appeared in Ghosts having been in Paradise included Jonathan Tafler and Jillie Meers (playing different roles).  A new cast member for Ghosts was American actress Sandra Dickinson ('Trillian' in the TV version of Douglas Adams' Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy), as Maggie.

The Ghosts of N-Space has the sad distinction of being Jon Pertwee's last performance as the Doctor.  He died in May 1996, four months after the show was broadcast.  His usual brilliant performance in the role he first took on in 1970 stands as a fitting tribute to a fine actor.
Parts
Disc Seq Title Dur'n Notes
1 1 Untitled 27" 17'
1 1 Opening Titles 0" 27'
1 2 Untitled 27" 49'
1 2 The Brigadier's Uncle 2" 41'
1 3 Untitled 28" 2'
1 3 A Summons from Sicily 4" 18'
1 4 Untitled 27" 28'
1 4 Talking Business 3" 54'
1 5 Untitled 27" 28'
1 5 San Stefano Minore 5" 28'
1 6 Untitled 27" 44'
1 6 The Lady in White 2" 47'
1 7 Synchronicity 3" 26'
1 8 N-Space 4" 11'
1 9 Opening Titles 0" 26'
1 10 Action Replay 2" 2'
1 11 A Visit from Vilmio 1" 1'
1 12 Rat Skull and Boiled Egg 2" 0'
1 13 The Mystery of the Castello 2" 49'
1 14 Out of the Body 1 7" 11'
1 15 Out of the Body 2 4" 15'
1 16 Plans for an Accident 3" 14'
1 17 1818 3" 33'
1 18 At Dinner 1" 18'
2 1 Opening Titles 0" 28'
2 2 A Touch of Concussion 1" 5'
2 3 Dinner Resumed 1" 48'
2 4 Jeremy the Spy 5" 26'
2 5 Louisa's Secrets 4" 28'
2 6 Blunderbuss 1" 13'
2 7 Louisa's Last Secret 2" 45'
2 8 Jeremy Interrogated 3" 46'
2 9 A Fiend and a Warning 2" 39'
2 10 Maggie and Jeremy 0" 35'
2 11 Maximilian 3" 45'
2 12 Opening Titles 0" 28'
2 13 Lifeboat 1" 39'
2 14 Jack and Guido 3" 19'
2 15 Council of War 1" 21'
2 16 The Alchemists' Code 5" 11'
2 17 Dungeon 3" 18'
2 18 Defensive Measures 2" 38'
2 19 A Debt Repaid 4" 36'
2 20 Stop the Clock 5" 9'
3 1 Opening Titles 0" 28'
3 2 Celebration Breakfast 2" 15'
3 3 The Attack Begins 3" 27'
3 4 Maggie's Rapture 2" 38'
3 5 Connoisseur of Wonders 3" 19'
3 6 Maggie Flames 2" 25'
3 7 Clancy's Comet 2" 12'
3 8 Orobouros 3" 25'
3 9 Interlude in the TARDIS 3" 8'
3 10 H-Hour 4" 6'
3 11 Opening Titles 0" 28'
3 12 Spaghetti and Insomnia 2" 15'
3 13 Maximilian's Hell 3" 59'
3 14 Duel 3" 47'
3 15 Well Done, Jeremy! 4" 11'
3 16 Louisa's Release 5" 35'
3 17 Maximilian Vanquished 4" 37'
3 18 Minstrel 2" 14'
3 19 Closing Titles 0" 38'

People
Type Person Role
Doctors Jon Pertwee Doctor 3
Companions Richard Pearce Jeremy Fitzoliver
  Elisabeth Sladen Sarah Jane Smith
UNIT Nicholas Courtney Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart
Additional Cast Paul Brooke Paolo
  Jonathan Tafler Clemenza
  Don McCorkindale Don Fabrizzio
  Stephen Thorne Max
  David Holt Nico
  Sandra Dickinson Maggie
  Harry Towb Mario
  Deborah Berlin Louisa
  Joanna Sergeant Maid
  Gavin Muir Barone
  Jillie Meers Baronnesa
  Jillie Meers Marcella
  Jonathan Keeble Roberto
  Jim Sweeney Guido
  Peter Yapp Umberto
Crew BBC Radiophonic Workshop Incidental Music
  Barry Letts Writer
  Phil Clarke Director
  Mark Ayers Digital Remastering
  Ron Grainer Theme Music
  Peter Howell Theme Arrangement
  Peter Howell Incidental Music

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