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Death Match was the fourth story in the fourth series of the Fourth Doctor Adventures, produced by Big Finish Productions. It was written by Matt Fitton as featured Tom Baker as the Fourth Doctor, Louise Jameson as Leela and John Leeson as K9.

It featured the Decayed Master and picked up from the events of Requiem for the Rocket Men.

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The Death-Match is under new management. The Hunt Master's Champion has been installed. All regular players are welcomed back to the Pursuit Lounge to observe the contest in luxurious surroundings. Privacy is assured. For this reason we ask our elite guests to abide by the strict security protocols. Please note, the house has no limits.

In the Gallery, your combatants can be observed on the orbiting Quarry Station. A purpose-built environment filled with deadly traps and hidden dangers. Prizes are offered for every kill, with bonuses for rogue elements. Only an elite hunter can survive the End-Game. Do you have a worthy champion? Kill or be killed: the only rule of the Death-Match...


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  • This audio adventure was recorded on 1 and 2 July 2013 at Audio Sorcery.
  • Although it was originally intended that this story be linked with Requiem for the Rocket Men to form a kind of four-parter, the narratives became further intertwined during the writing stage. Requiem was originally just going to set up the appearance of the Master in Death Match but he was included heavily in both after it was decided to team him up with the Rocket Men. John Dorney and Matt Fitton discussed ideas closely and sent each other drafts of their own scripts, effectively became each others' script editors. (BFX: Death Match)
  • Louise Jameson cried while reading the scripts. (BFX: Death Match)


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