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    Default Much Obliged, Doctor- Episode 1 available now!



    Brendan Jones stars in

    Doctor Who

    Much Obliged Doctor
    by Lissa Levesque


    Where is Tom?
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    Just where has the Doctor found himself this time?
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    Download Episode 1 of Much Obliged, Doctor Now!

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    The marvellous cover is by the wonderful Jon Masters by the way! We're much obliged Jon!

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    Yay! We're back!

    Star turns from Gareth Johnson, Dave Taylor, Ant Cox and many others in this story! Don't miss it!
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    Brilliant ! - even more fun to listen to than it was to record !!
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    Yay! Glad you enjoyed it so much Jon!

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    I think I just about followed this one but may have to listen again... (Oh who we am I kidding here I *will* listen again and we all know it.)

    Anyway it was lots of fun and I especially liked the editors.

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    I have to say this is one of my favourites. It's the fruity performances that do it for me- Jon and Jonno are sinply superb as Spode and Cheesewright, and Susan, as always is giving it her all as all the female characters. Added to this Steve's marvellous production that really evokes a country house setting (in the way the production of Ratanapurar didn't), you have some thing special.

    I hope you all liked Steve's recreation of some DW incidental music from the 60s. He worked very hard to get that right and I think it's superb!

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    Steve did those cues? Blow me- I thought they must have been some Mark Ayres recreations!

    This is a favourite of mine too, as a performer and a listener.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiHart View Post
    Jon and Jonno are simply superb as Spode and Cheesewright...
    I quite agree. Really good this one. I'm quite looking forward to episode 2!

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    Yay, a truly spiffing episode and a whole lot of wiffle :-) Very evocative of Agatha Christie / drawing-room dramas with a tantalising twist. Loving the west country accent there Si! And also loving Jon's blustery "hang 'em all" performance! Who's pulling the strings in this story? I hope all is revealed next week!

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    Loving the west country accent there Si!
    Thank you Dave! At one time, that would have been my natural accent. Thank goodness we moved away!

    Glad you're all enjoying it.

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    Lissa has done some great scripts for us, but this is by miles my favourite. It's an absolutely splendid pastiche of some favourite Wodehouse tropes, with a few sinister twists thrown in.

    I've been really lucky to have some really wonderful scripts to work on this year - Si Hunt's Dalek story was a corker and Much Obliged is brilliant in a completely different way, from future-world shopping dystopia to the bliss of pre-war England! I've been really stretched by these productions and I've loved it.
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    Ooh, meant to ask...was that a piece of Jeeves & Wooster music I heard near the beginning?

    If it wasn't it was very J & W -esque.

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    It was- I bought the soundtrack specially!

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    I've been known to play the Jeeves & Wooster Theme on gigs!

    Really great story, one of my favourites so far. I love the setting and the characters. Some of the dialogue is excellent too.

    Well done to Steve for those cues too - I was wondering where they came from!

    Looking forward to next week

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    Thanks Andrew!

    I had a couple of pleasant evenings putting those queues together. Initially I thought I could find a clean enough queue to copy directly - sadly, some bugger or other talks over it every single time!

    When I listened to them on The War Games, I thought that it was a very simple queue with only one or two instruments. But as I listened to it back over and again, I kept hearing more and more in it! Argh!


    So, I set up a click track on Audacity so I could get it in time and recorded each layer individually. I did a bit of processing and reverb before sticking them together. Instrument Used: Cheap-ish Yamaha keyboard I got for Christmas years and years ago.

    But by far and away my favourite part of that queue is the vibraphone. Everything else is a bit wobbly, but the vibes are spot on. g

    Cheeswright and Spode are bound to have their own spin-off series eventually... somehow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob McCow View Post
    Cheeswright and Spode are bound to have their own spin-off series eventually... somehow!
    a la Jago & Litefoot?

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    Perhaps, but more their pre-WWII NSDP-leaning equivalents...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob McCow View Post
    Thanks Andrew!

    I had a couple of pleasant evenings putting those queues together. Initially I thought I could find a clean enough queue to copy directly - sadly, some bugger or other talks over it every single time!

    When I listened to the original I thought that it was a very simple queue with only one or two instruments. But as I listened to it back over and again, I kept hearing more and more in it! Argh!


    So, I set up a click track on Audacity so I could get it in time and recorded each layer individually. I did a bit of processing and reverb before sticking them together. Instrument Used: Cheap-ish Yamaha keyboard I got for Christmas years and years ago.

    But by far and away my favourite part of that queue is the vibraphone. Everything else is a bit wobbly, but the vibes are spot on. g

    Ahh, the Audacity click track: I've spent many an evening using that. As for doing a layer at a time that's pretty much what everyone does these days. It's certainly what I do for pretty much all of the cues I've ever done. It's not like I'd ever be expected to play the cues live at some event - I'd be stuffed if I was asked that!
    Nothing wrong with using a cheapish Yamaha either - I've been there too!

    Keep it up Steve; it's good stuff!

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    I see those Leftie-loving Bolshie criminal types at PS have utterly failed to announce when the next wonderful episode of Much Obliged, Doctor is to be made available.

    It's enough to make my blood boil. Hangin's too good for them - they should be strung up, then made to listen to Nekromanteia on a perpetual loop.

    Or sent to the colonies
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Masters View Post
    It's enough to make my blood boil. Hangin's too good for them - they should be strung up, then made to listen to Nekromanteia on a perpetual loop.
    The HORROR!

    Or sent to the colonies
    OI!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Masters View Post
    Or sent to the colonies
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    OI!

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    Could someone check the links for this story? I tried downloading them today, but get "file not found" errors not both parts.
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    Hmm, Phil must be playing around with things! In the meantime Ashley try our soundcloud page, where you'll find all the current series for streaming/ download http://soundcloud.com/pla-11

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    I've fixed the link in the post (I've edited the post)

    I'll be able to check why the redirect did not kick in, when I get home.
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