"Listen! Quiet! Everybody stand still for a minute. There's something. Can't you hear it?"
During an abnormal heatwave in March, the air becomes thick and dull. Nothing moves, and you can almost hear the silence. Something was bound to happen.
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But still not boring!.
Need to have been on illegal substances to appreciate it properly, me thinks!
Yes if my friend is a fan of the Second Doctor and wanted to learn more of the genesis of Victor Pemberton's Fury From The Deep
Not at all
N/A : this is a radio play
Mourn the loss of my childhood willingness to be easily frightened
Mother nature has it in for bland Home Counties town in this Quatermass-esque tale of sentient mud oozing its unwelcome way through cracks in a new town's roads after an unlikely earthquake. Roger Delgado puts in a star performance as the scientist hero but is upstaged by Maurice Denham hamming it up us the local MP taken over by the evil dirty puddle.
I listened to this on the radio at the tender age of 9 every Sunday evening for seven weeks and was riveted to the set ,no doubt in the same way that my parents had been riveted to the TV ten years earlier when Nigel Kneale's seminal and similar serials were first broadcast.
However ,as an adult, the premise of a gestalt mud menace from below hypnotising humans and asphyxiating sparrows seems rather daft.
The following year Pemberton adapted the mud into seaweed and Victor Madden replaced Maurice Denham.
"A Horrible Premise For a Story"
This was an unbelievably well-executed and produced radio dramatization of a horrible story. It's a shame so much talent and work was wasted on such a stupid idea for a story. Giving it 3 stars is VERY generous.
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