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A Quick Change was transmitted as part of BBC Radio 4's Afternoon Play series on August 12, 2003 at 2:15 pm.  The play is 45 minutes long and the author is Robin BrooksDavid also appears in several other plays written/adapted by Brooks including Fire in the Heart, The Order of Release and Love and Friendship.

The production was directed by Fiona McAlpine and was a Pacificus Production.

Pacificus is Clive Brill's company, Clive spent seven years producing drama for BBC radio and in 1990 he became head of Development for BBC TV Series. He formed Pacificus Productions and took on the "Shakespearean" task in 1996 of directing the entire Arkangel Shakespeare Series, in which David appears in nine plays. 

In addition Clive has directed David in five other radio dramas The Order of Release, The Island, Murder in Samarkand, The Purple Land, the two part Afternoon Play series Stevenson in Love and in the staged reading of Edward III at The Globe.

Other Pacificus Productions David has appeared in include the 2010 and 2011 Book at Bedtime series Night with a Vampire and Night with a Vampire 2, the radio plays, Love Virtually, Every Seventh Wave, which was also directed by Clive, and the Richard Wilson Radio 4 series Believe It!.

The song 'I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)' by The Proclaimers is featured throughout the play.  This song is by David's favourite band was also used in the short film made by Jennie Fava & edited by Geraint Huw Reynolds to celebrate the end of David's time with Doctor Who.  This film features the cast and crew of the show lip-syncing to the song. Click here to watch.

Synopsis: Colin rents his Edinburgh flat to a small theatre company for the festival.  He gets roped in as company dogsbody and soon finds himself out of his depth.

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appeared with David in the 'Hey Jude' episode of his series Taking Over The Asylum and has appeared on stage with him in The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui and King Lear.

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