In the February 2011 posting, I quoted producer David Richardson who said:
During one of Nyssa’s experiments, the TARDIS’s temporal scanner picks up a message: ‘Idra’. Just one word, but enough to draw the Doctor to the Archipelago of Sirius.
There, the Autarch is about to announce a new crusade. A mighty war against Seth, Prince of the Dark...
But who is Seth? What is the secret of Queen Anahita, Mistress of the Poisons? And what terror awaits on Level 14?
Online reviews & comments:
'It's a great story, with phenomenal performances and production values up to the very high standard the Lost Stories have set.'
Eiphel The Time Scales
Richard Earl (Dr Watson),
Samuel Clemens (Sir Henry Baskerville),
John Banks (Dr Mortimer/Mr John Barrymore/Selden/Postmaster/Lestrade),
Barnaby Edwards (Mr Jack Stapleton),
Charlie Norfolk (Miss Beryl Stapleton/Mrs Eliza Barrymore/Laura Lyons)
'This Big Finish adaptation of The Hound of the Baskervilles is a masterpiece...'
'The cast for this story is as good as it gets.'
Stevo The Time Scales
I must say how delighted I am to have been asked to take part in this series and to have been given such a fabulous range of characters to play. There's a pod-cast to accompany the stories, a link to which is here:
I think we all felt quite a sense of responsibility in playing these characters and recording these stories. Sherlock Holmes seems to have been in the public consciousness for such a long time and even those who aren't dedicated fans have an idea as to how the characters should appear and how they should be played.
So far, I've listened to the first CD in the collection which has The Final Problem and The Empty House. I enjoyed both audio-dramas enormously and hope the high standard of story telling is maintained in
I can't wait to hear it!
And just to round off this ever lengthening post (!), a 'behind the scenes' look at Moat Studios during the recording sessions for these Sherlock Holmes audio-dramas.
The particular story being recorded here is The Tangled Skein, full details of which will appear in next month's posting to coincide with its commercial release. In the meantime, enjoy a quick studio tour in the company of Sherlock Holmes himself, Mr Nicholas Briggs!
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