Originally released in 1985 as part of the first season of audio plays from Audio Visuals (a non-profit-making fan organisation).
CLOUD OF FEAR
In this and his later scripts ( Minuet in Hell, Enclave Irrelative and Planet of Lies) Alan concentrated on the darker side of Doctor Who, exposing the character in a vulnerable light. This proved extremely popular with listeners, making stories scripted by Alan among the most popular of the series.
The strong characters and dialogue, coupled with his
tendency to give the Doctor some very rich,
emotionally demanding monologues certainly made
Alan W Lear's scripts some of the most challenging
and rewarding to work with.
Nicholas Briggs, March '92
Cloud of Fear marked the debut of Jim Mortimore's technical and musical talents in Audio Visuals. After hearing, liking and reviewing (for the audio-zine 'Sonic-Waves') a couple of AV stories, Jim tracked down Bill Bagg's phone number and called him up out of the blue!
It wasn't long before Jim's expertise in multi-track recording, synthesizer programming and keyboard playing had given Audio Visuals a much needed boost. He introduced the team to a whole new level of technology, stretching imaginations beyond crackly effects records and primitive music and into the world of multi-effects processors and sampled, orchestral sounds.
Cloud of Fear not only showcases Jim's musical talent (with the aid of a Yamaha DX9, the faithful Roland SH-101 and a Moog Rogue) but features an array of dripping, gurgling and crashing sound effects, some of which owe their creation to Jim's 'legendary' bathroom!
|Alan W Lear
Audio Visuals is a non-profit-making fan organisation