Now, Darrow brings to life Lord Rathen in the new radiophonic series, The Minister of Chance. Using a combination of radio and film techniques, this new six part series is delivered by podcast.
Darrow took a few minutes to sit down and discuss his role in the new series with Slice of SciFi.
Slice of SciFi: How did you become interested in The Minister of Chance?
Paul Darrow: As is often the case, the offer to appear in, The Miister of Chance, came out of the blue. The script was great – ditto other members of the cast – and the director has boundless enthusiasm and belief. So I was made an offer I couldn’t refuse!
Slice of SciFi: Tell us a bit more about your role as Lord Rathen, please.
Paul Darrow: Well – he’s the bad guy. Except, like all bad guys, he doesn’t see anything wrong with his behaviour. Always interesting to play.
Slice of SciFi: What can we expect (without giving too much away, of course) to happen as the series unfolds? What kind of storyline will we see for your character?
Paul Darrow: Ah – your guess is as good as mine. I’ll have to see what Dan throws at me! But – so far so good – or bad!! (as in bad guy.)
Slice of SciFi: How is working on this series different from other audio projects you’ve participated in?
Paul Darrow: Whilst, hopefully, we all behaved with decorum and professionalism… it was relaxed and fun. No pressure….
Slice of SciFi: What did you find most interesting about being involved in this series?
Paul Darrow: Now you’re getting technical! I just do what I’m told!
Slice of SciFi: How does this experience compare to others like working on Blake’s Seven?
Paul Darrow: A tough question. You’ll have to let me think about that one!
Slice of SciFi: Do you think it helps that Minister of Chance is appealing directly to its audience like Doctor Horrible’s Singalong Blog and several other similar projects have?
Paul Darrow: Well – it worked for Justin Bieber, didn’t it?
Slice of SciFi: What’s the best way for fans to find the series and show their support?
Paul Darrow: I guess by down-loading the show. The more attention it gets…….well, I’m ready for the movie!
Slice of SciFi: What other projects can we see you working on in the near future?
Paul Darrow: I have appeared – as a judge – in Law & Order UK a few times and am about to film another episode. Otherwise – I am “the voice” of JACK fm.
You can find The Minister of Chance HERE. You can view a free prologue to the series and the first episode is now available for purchase and download