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Seven Keys

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Must. Keep. Up. Blistering. Post. Rate.

So anyway, back in 2000, when I had an ISP which actually supported Usenet, someone posted a question in rec.arts.drwho about a production of the 1974 stage play Seven Keys to Doomsday which was put on in Wellington some ten years later. The question sparked memories for me of both an old newspaper clipping I'd kept, and of seeing a news item about the play on the evening news. Unfortunately I hadn't gone to the play itself (in fact, I have a vague memory that I turned down an offer by my parents to take me, as at the time I didn't think it'd be as good as the TV show). Don't regret what you do, only what you don't do, as the saying goes.

Surprisingly, the 1984 performance of the play wasn't common knowledge, and Wellington fan Graham Howard tracked down director Brian Hudson for an interview which appears in TSV 61. As it happens TSV 61 is the issue I'm currently getting ready to put online, so watch out for that within the next week.

Posted December 14, 2008 12:39 PM


Goodness, I replied to that post too, though I've got absolutely no recollection of doing so!

The posts are dated September 2000 and Graham Howard's TSV article about the play was published in December, so we must have found out about the play very soon after those posts.


Posted by: Paul Scoones | December 14, 2008 4:13 PM

Surely someone has the TV article on the play that I remember vividly from a quarter of a frakkin' century ago. God I'm old. I didn't even give a crap about DW then. Knight Rider was the be all and end all of TV shows in '84, as far as I was concerned.

Posted by: Jeff Stone | December 15, 2008 9:50 PM

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