Justyce will be served         Audio Visuals Catalogue July 1989

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AUDIO VISUALS
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LONDON
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Thank you for your enquiry about AUDIO VISUALS. This catalogue contains details on all of the stories we have produced to date, plus a few forthcoming ones. The tapes cost 2.00 each, except for the two-tape releases, which are 4. If you are unsure where to start - we recommend you listen to Secret of Nematoda as we feel this is a prime example of the sort of plays we produce. In other words this is a self-contained story with none of the continuity threads which link many of the other tapes.

And now - the story so far...

AUDIO VISUALS was set up in late 1984 by William Baggs and exists for pretty much the same reason as all DOCTOR WHO fan activities; to indulge enthusiasm for that programme. This group of fans, however, derive their fun from producing exciting DOCTOR WHO drama on audio tape.

Although the audio plays are produced as an appreciation of DOCTOR WHO, they don't seek just to mimic the television programme. There is, of course, a Doctor, a TARDIS, companions and even some familiar monsters, but it's a different Doctor (not an imitation of any of the seven great television Doctors) and the companions are different too.

The first release was THE SPACE-WAIL. The reaction from fans was so surprisingly enthusiastic and supportive that AUDIO VISUALS swung into action with a plan for three seasons of six plays.

THE SPACE WAIL itself was a bit of an experiment and much was learnt from it (and the letters of constructive criticism) which was considerably to the advantage of the following plays. The Doctor was recast (Nicholas Briggs taking on the role), recording techniques improved and a higher standard of acting was sought after.

By the end of the first season there was already the feeling of a definitive style emerging - extensive use of original incidental music by a variety of composers, specially created sound effects and strong scripting.

The standard of the plays is such, that AUDIO VISUALS have been fortunate enough to engage the interest of professional writers and actors. Michael Wisher has made several appearances in a number of guises, including the Daleks. Nabil Shaban guest starred in SECOND SOLUTION and Peter Miles will star in the forthcoming GEOPATH written by Science Fiction novelist, Steve Bowkett.

AUDIO VISUALS has recently surpassed its original hopes and now we are halfway through our fourth season of plays. It is the longest and most dramatic season yet. As always, AUDIO VISUALS's goal is to develop and improve, streaching the format of DOCTOR WHO to it's limits, making ADVENTURES IN TIME AND SPACE a unique fan product of high quality and good value.

And no, we don't know what the "Visuals" of AUDIO VISUALS is either!

Audio Visuals is a non profit making fan organisation.

THE SPACE WAIL
by
Warren Martyn

INTRODUCING:STEPHEN PAYNEasThe Doctor
RICHARD MARSONasGreg Holmes
SALLY BAGGSasNadia

"This might cause you pain, for that I apologise in advance."

The Doctor with his young schoolboy companion, Greg Holmes, materialises the TARDIS on a starship in the far future. It soon transpires that they are on a death ship, transporting condemned prisoners to their point of execution. However, also onboard is an experimental computer known as BABE. Very soon the Doctor, the prisoners and the crew all find themselves allied against a common threat; an all powerful computer gone mad!

GUEST APPEARANCE:MICHAEL WISHERasThe Judge

60'

THE TIME RAVAGERS
by
Arthur Wallis

 
INTRODUCING:NICHOLAS BRIGGSasThe Doctor

"For a dead man, I'm feeling remarkably well."

A newly regenerated Doctor and his companions Greg and Nadia, find themselves on the planet Temperos where something very peculiar is happening to time. Could it be that the legendary time being, the Temperon, is not a legend after all? Captain Stride and his crew think it more likely that the Doctor is to blame; that is until the time ravagers themselves arrive - the Daleks!

GUEST STARRING:MICHAEL WISHERasThe Daleks

90'

CONNECTION THIRTEEN
by
Stuart Palmer

"We are dancing to the whims of an alien power."

Arriving on Earth in the year 1990, the Doctor finds himself once again allied with the forces of U.N.I.T. At the request of Colonel Drayton, the Doctor investigates several apparently accidental deaths. All seems to revolve around an international satellite network. Very soon it becomes apparent that the evil Rigellons intend to utilise the network in their conquest of Earth. The Doctor and his companions desperately fight to prevent connection thirteen. A fight that not everyone will survive.

60'

CONGLOMERATE
by
Arthur Wallis
 
"It's here in my mind, I can feel it."
 
A deseted city, an automated underground system and a malevolent formless entity. The Doctor and Greg materialise to get their bearings but get quite a shock instead. As Greg dodges fire in an ariel bomb attack the Doctor is on his way to meet the chairman of the board of Conglomerate.
60'
 
CLOUD OF FEAR
by
Alan W. Lear

"For the first time in my life, I don't know what to do."

The TARDIS is drawn into a mysterious cloud and materialises in a network of caves and passages. There, along with the rapidly diminishing crew of the Christabel, they are taunted and haunted by an unseen menace... the psionovores. Greg faces his worst nightmares while the Doctor lives his own death.

90'

SHADOW WORLD
by
Christopher Rhys & Emma Lindley
 
INTRODUCING:JOHN AINSWORTHasAskran
 
"Sargol; there lies the gateway to untold pleasures and untold pain."
 

On the planet Kelfer the Doctor encounters a stranded fellow Time Lord; Askran. Aided and abetted by his assistant Miranda, Askran has synthesised a highly dangerous narcotic known as Sargol. The drug dependant natives are becoming increasingly restless and Askran realises that to escape he will need the Doctor to repair his TARDIS. When Greg is captured by Miranda, events seem to have played into Askran's hands.

60'

MAENAD
by
Warren Martyn
 
INTRODUCING:PATRICIA MERRICKasRia

"We have people ranging from the mere excentric to absolute psycopathis murderers here, all needing our help."

The Doctor takes an ailing Greg for treatment at the Cal-Med One space station. While Greg is being treated the Doctor joins a party of official observers from the Galactic Federation. They visit Cal Two, home of a sophisticated treatment centre for the insane. On arrival, much to their distress, they discover that the lunatics have taken over the asylum.

90'

THE MUTANT PHASE
by
Samuel Flint

"The Doctor is a known saboteur of Dalek operations and has been exterminated."

It is no surprise that the Daleks are about their old habits of conquest and slavery, but their operation on Analyas Seven is motivated by fear and desperation. Greg discovers himself to be the vital element in the thwarting of a menace, so grotesque, that even the Daleks seem powerless to stop it.

60' & 60'

THE DESTRUCTOR CONTRACT
by
Arthur Wallis

"I know you're an honourable man - nobody's perfect."

INTRODUCING:BARRY KILLERBYasCuthbert

The TARDIS defences are penetrated by the jettisoned flight recorder of a recently destroyed starship. The information on it is vital to the peace of the galaxy. However, Cuthbert, the less than scrupulous head of Conglomerate intends that the flight recorder's message will never be heard. Cuthbert intends to stop the Doctor and Ria, whatever the cost and to aid him he has an army of Temperons to do his bidding.

ALSO INCLUDES:

VILGRETH
by
Arthur Wallis

"Planet only good for one thing."

The Doctor tells the story of how (in between his encounters with the Psionovores and Askran), the TARDIS made an unexpected stop en route to the planet Ormelia. Greg is fast asleep in his room whilst the Doctor ventures outside to investigate his surroundings. Unfortunately, he soon discovers that he can't actually get back to the TARDIS.

90'

THE TRILEXIA THREAT
by
Timothy Holbrooke

"Your fate is in my consciousness."

A lush green world populated by agricultural colonists. A space craft crew totally reliant on robotic servants. A planet turned to dust and an insectoid intelligence of frightening power. The Doctor is embroiled in deadly events, culminating in a world-shattering decision.

60'

MINUET IN HELL
by
Alan W.Lear

"The legends of Gallifrey speak of a world and the name of the world is Hell."

Earth, 1762 A.D. A crucial period for British Imperial Expansion; and for the influential members of the Hell Fire Club. Bedlam is where we find the Doctor, not as a visitor, but incarcerated. Drugged and bound. The Doctor is so panic stricken that even his own identity is in question. Gideon Spoonbill will provide an answer. Meanwhile, back at Medmenham Abbey, Count Ogolien prepares for the ultimate materialisation; alimight Lucifer... the Devil himself!

GUEST STARRING:MICHAEL WISHERasLord Sandwich
ALSO STARRING:RAY FLOATasWilkes/Gideon

90'

BLOOD CIRCUIT
by
Ed Taylor

"We're running out of options and running out of time."

An ancient technological blunder results in genetic catastrophe. When the Doctor arrives in a crippled TARDIS, he finds himself marooned on the storm torn planet Llandros and is pitted against both human greed and alien aggression. The ensuing battle for survival strikes at the very heart of the TARDIS.

90' & 60;

SECOND SOLUTION
by
Ed Taylor

"I get the feeling something very perculiar indeed is happening to the framework of time."

The Doctor must prevent the destruction of the Houses of Parliament at all costs. The year is 1605 and history seems bent on contradicting itself. A seemingly unbeatable time paradox threatens the survival of humanity, and poses an impossible dilemma for Ria and the Doctor.

GUEST STARRING:NABIL SHABANasBates/
Sir Thomas Knevet

60'

THE SECRET OF NEMATODA
by
Arthur Wallis

INTRODUCING:NIGEL FAIRSasTruman Crouch

"All of you out there who can hear me, please, please, please for pity's sake, please bring me some decent tea."

The Doctor is quick to react when the TARDIS picks up a distress call for tea. Landing on the planet Nematoda the Doctor and Ria discover that well meaning Tellurian colonialism has got rather out of hand. Hindered by the narrow minded Commander Stone, the Doctor seeks to solve the complex ecological puzzle of Nematoda and save the Nematodans from genocide.

90'

ENCLAVE IRRELATIVE
by
Alan W.Lear

"From now on I intend to exercise absolute control over my own destiny."

Cast out from the TARDIS, the Doctor, Truman and Ria find themselves in a fairy tale world of princesses and giants, where magic is a reality and science is a forbidden blasphemy. With the TARDIS hopelessly lost, the Doctor despairs of ever escaping from the icy domain of Yotan. After Truman's death, the Doctor and Ria are catapulted from one bizzarre event to the next. Not knowing which way to turn, the Doctor looks to logic and is horrified to discover that in an irrelative enclave, even logic has no meaning.

GUEST STARRING:MICHAEL WISHERasMaul

90'

MORE THAN A MESSIAH
by
Nigel Fairs

"I am more than a god of this world Doctor."

The Doctor needs a rest, and the tranquil beaches of Majus 17 would seem to be the ideal place. But paradise has its darker side. Who are the intruders? What are the hideously deformed creatures that seem to grow out of the ground? Who is the mad woman on the beach? And what part has the Doctor in the destiny of the planet itself?

60'

SWORD OF ORION
by
Samuel Flint

"Your playing with fire - you can't tame Cybermen!"

After centuries of hibernation, the mission assigned to a crew of Cybermen remains the same. However, the galaxy has new and more vexing problems to ponder. A savage conflict in the Orion system has repercussions, even in the derelict hulk riddled wastes of Garazone. The Doctor, isolated from the TARDIS and his friends, is faced with a determined enemy of old... and his chances of survival are diminishing rapidly.

90'

CARNY
by
Jonathan Boothroyd

"Watch out for the Carny, Doctor - it bites!"

The Doctor receives a telepathic message - the desperate screams of a dying race. His mental defenses weakened, the Doctor once again falls foul of the effects of Sargol. Finding himself in the bizzare world of the Carny, the Doctor encounters many of the strange beings that inhabit it. All of these seem to have some message to convey, but what? Who is the mastermind behind the Carny and what really is the Carny anyway? With the Doctor unconscious, Truman has his own problems. It seems that the TARDIS has also been affected by Sargol, or is it that the TARDIS is more perceptive than even Truman realises?

90'

PLANET OF LIES
by
Alan W.Lear

"Soon, complete and permanent mastery of time will belong to the Daleks!"

The Doctor and Truman have arrived on the planet Ardethe, intent on locating Ria. Her genetically linked sister, Cassandra, is bound for the same destination, hindered by an inept crew and a bumbling android. None of them can anticipate the diabolical truth of a scheme which involves the destruction of one of the Universe's most ancient and powerful races. At the centre of it all, poised like a spider in its web... the Emperor of the Daleks!

90' & 60'

DEADFALL
by
Warren Martyn

"Two totally different breeds, possibly even natural enemies, but no fighting there, they don't try to kill each other."

The truth surrounding Ardethe has been uncovered, leaving Truman Crouch stranded, friendless and homeless. Without the Doctor and Ria, he joins up with a group of prisoners - commissioned under Earth's penal reforms to act as scavengers - locating precious metals. Discovering Truman and miles of Dalek architecture, the prisoners also take on board an unexpected, and very unwelcome visitor. Even in defeat, the Daleks never, every, miss an opportunity...

90'

REQUIEM
by
Andy Lane

"There are some things that man was not meant to know."

The Doctor is back, Hardened and embittered by his recent experiences, he and Truman Crouch find their previous friendship under strain. The situation is not helped by the mysterious destruction of the populous of seven planets. A Conglomerate ship also investigates and the Doctor finds himself fighting to save the life of one of the universe's greatest musical composers, helped by a new friend, Fionara. But not far behind, shadows from the past are catching the Doctor up - something claiming Justyce...

90'

CUDDLESOME
by
Nigel Fairs

"... I never was very good with a scalpel, knowing me I might accidently slip and cut your throat!"

Earth: The summer of 1989, the TARDIS materialises in the back garden of a house in South East England. Before long the Doctor finds himself embroiled in the machinations of his old foe, Askran, who seems intent on the slaughter of an entire generation, with the help of "Uncle" Ronald Turvey an author loved by the children and blessed by their parents. Sally Milne feels South Africa is a long way to go to find answers, but the Doctor knows that they come from further afield than that.

GUEST STARRING:MICHAEL WISHERasTURVEY

90'

ENDURANCE
by
Erica Galloway

"It's something from the past... reaching out and touching you on the shoulder!"

Antartica 1929. The Doctor is forcibly enlisted into a venture across the icy wastes to try and solve the mystery of a lost expedition and retrieve his TARDIS. Wherever the Doctor goes, Justyce Will Be Served...

90' & 60'

Still to Come In Season Four

MYTHOS
by
Jonathan Boothroyd

"Mythos is a dream born of fire... to fire it must return!"

There is a land, a magical land, that shall be populated, by unicorns, wizards, golems and the evil Necromancer. There is a land where the laws of science and logic shall not apply. There is a land where Justyce shall again seek retribution for the crimes done unto him. There is a land and it shall be called Mythos...

90'

SUBTERFUGE
by
Samuel Flint and Arthur Wallis

"Destruction? No! Just... a change of policy"

Conglomerate: a rapacious galactic corporation where success is measured by profitability, and human worth is not even on the scale.
Cuthbert: the President whose path has crossed the Doctor's more than once.
Posedor: Liberator of the planet Nematoda, General Secretary of the Congree of Galactic Ecologists... a man of the past.
Justyce: an enigma, to be solved.

90'

GEOPATH
by
Steve Bowkett

"I see the running water in my mind's eye, like a swirl of stars"

Earth, The future. A future run with calm efficiency by Cartel, headed by Sir Jame Crichton. Crichton and his team, including the remarkable MAGOG, have discovered a stone of astonishing power in the Earth's crust. The power is also felt by Helen Remmick, one of the renegade geophytes who enlists the Doctor's aid. In turn, Justyce arrives and makes a bad situation worse, Much worse!

90'

JUSTYCE
by
Gary Russell

"I told her you were ignorant savages, incapable of negotiation - and I was right!"

A resolution? A final battle? An outcome? Or will Justyce finally prevail?

90'

... THE FUTURE?

As the fourth season of our plays draws to a close, Audio Visuals finds itself looking towards the future.

A fifth season of plays seems likely, though by no means definite. If you would like the series to continue, please do let us know - an please enclose as many comments and criticisms of the plays as you like. Our regular On Tape features include letters we receive, so the more the merrier.

As well as the plays themselves we also produce tapes of the music that has been composed for the stories. These sell at 2.00 each and there is one for each complete season (ie Music I, Music II and Music III) and from the fourth season the music of Gregori Glasst, as featured in the play Requiem has been released as the Universe tape, also 2.00.

Finally, please note that all cheques/POs for all the tapes should be made payable to Gary Russell at the Audio Visuals HQ address. This supersedes any information about prices, addresses and payees you might find elsewhere!

Thank you.

Gary Russell
July 1989

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