Thursday, 10 June 2004

Death Comes to DCtT


June 10, 2004  •  Posted By Shaun Lyon
The new MP3-CD release of Death Comes to Time, which went on sale on June 7, has a technical fault that apparently has been noticed and will be rectified in a second printing. "There is a slight problem with the first pressing which computer users may spot when watching Episode Three of the original animated version," says the press release from the BBC Radio Collection, "everything grinds to a halt three quarters of the way through. This is a technical glitch, which has now been solved, and the second pressing - due at the end of June - will be bug-free. If you're dissatisfied with your disc and would like to have it exchanged, you can contact BBC Audio customer services on tel. 01225 443400, or by email at info@audiobookcollection.com. Meanwhile, the problem with Episode 3 can be circumnavigated by selecting the 'Play All' option, in which the whole episode plays well. Range editor Michael Stevens said, 'We're very sorry about this hiccup. Joseph Conrad wrote that it's only those who do nothing that make no mistakes, and according to James Joyce errors are the portals of discovery. Here at BBC Audio, we say 'Hear, hear' - and add an epithet of our own. 'When adventuring with Doctor Who in the frontiers of technology, there's always a lull in Episode Three!'" (Thanks to Laura Burch at BBC Audiobooks)