So, July has come and gone - and what a month it was.
On the plus side, I had a fabulous time working on another Dr Who story with a great company, all of whom seemed to be having as good a time as I was. At the moment, I can't go into detail as to what the story involves, who the cast are or when it might be scheduled for release, although I'm thinking almost certainly not until some time next year. BF are already announcing titles for 2013, so when it happens, it'll come as a surprise to all of us. I was also offered a really exciting new project to work on, but more of that later.
On the negative side, as I've already mentioned on this site, was the very sad news that Mary Tamm had passed away. We worked together only a few months ago and I had no idea at all that she was ill; I can only admire her professionalism all the more.
There was a great flurry of interest, reflected in a huge boost in page hits, after it was announced that Graceless Series I & II
were to be broadcast on Radio 4 Extra
, so thanks for that and if you did listen to the stories, I hope you enjoyed them. I also hope there'll be more BF drama to come on radio. Apparently, the world's attention, when not listening to Big Finish audios, is focussed on some sporting activity currently taking place, although if I mention the event by name, I might well find myself facing a law suit!
...here we go then: Black And White
, the August CD: unfortunately, the second trilogy of Stargate SG-1
stories, also scheduled for release this month, has been delayed for a little while and should hopefully now be available in September. I'm still waiting to receive copies of Counter Measures
and The First Sontarans
from July, although the first episode is now posted on this site and I'm naturally looking forward to listening to the rest of it!
And so, without further ado - Let The Games Begin!
Black And White
The TARDIS arrives in the land of the Danes, where a young warrior seeks
to rid the kingdom of Hrothgar from a cruel and terrifying demon. The
brave young warrior is Beowulf; the monster is Grendel... or so his name
will one day be written. But what's written down in black and white is
sometimes very far from the truth – as the Doctor knows, and his
companions are about to discover.
Sylvester McCoy The Doctor Sophie Aldred Ace Philip Olivier Hex Stuart Milligan Garundel
Michael Rouse Young Beowulf Richard Bremmer Old Beowulf
John Banks Weohstan James Hayward Wiglaf
Written by Matt Fitton
Directed by Ken Bentley
Black And White is the second of three stories featuring Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor:
...and finally for this month - the work I mentioned above has in fact already started. I've had the scripts for a couple of weeks, as there's quite a bit of preparation to be getting on with before we go into the studio later in the month. Once again, I can't go into detail at the moment as to what the work specifically involves, but I can tell you that I'm thrilled and indeed honoured to have been offered such an opportunity - I can only hope that I make a decent job of it. We'll see...
More news as it happens.... !