I'd intended to post this update much earlier in the day, but a power cut took care of that. We're still reeling a bit from the recent bad weather here in Surrey and there's still quite a bit of local flooding, the River Wey having broken its banks before Christmas.
So, with electricity once more surging through the computer, I can make a start. The working year is well under way and I'm currently recording a Talking Book for the RNIB. We've been in the studio for two days this week, today is a break and we'll finish tomorrow, one day ahead of our allotted recording schedule. I'm thoroughly enjoying the book, The Rescue Man
by Anthony Quinn
and the challenge of playing the numerous, mainly Liverpudlian, characters. I've also decided to 'narrate' in a soft Liverpudlian accent, which has proven to be quite liberating and good fun. Next week, I'm very much looking forward to starting work on a trilogy of audio books with Ladbroke Audio, but more of that at a later date.
This month sees the much anticipated release of a new Big Finish series The Avengers
. I am in the series, although you'll probably need a forensic sense of hearing to discern exactly what I'm doing! I wish I could elaborate on that bald statement, but of course I can't, at least, not at the moment.
Here are some details from Big Finish:
Anthony Howell as Dr. David Keel, Julian Wadham as John Steed & Lucy Briggs-Owen as Carol Wilson
Colin Baker, Camilla Power, Tim Bentinck, Adrian Lukis, Phil Mulryne, Blake Ritson,
Anjella Mackintosh, Kieran Bew, George Rainsford, Alan Cox, Beth Chalmers, Sophie Aldred, Sam Clemens, Francesca Hunt, Nigel Carrington, Nicholas Briggs, Terry Molloy, John Banks.
The stories are:
Hot Snow by Ray Rigby
Brought To Book by Brian Clemens
Square Root of Evil by Richard Harris
One for the Mortuary by Brian Clemens
Adapted by John Dorney
| Sound Design and Music by
These original 'written for television' stories have been adapted for
audio production by the ever brilliant John Dorney and directed by Ken
Bentley - and it's thanks to the efforts and enthusiasm of producer
David Richardson that the series has come to fruition via Big Finish. As
a child of the sixties, I adored The Avengers on television,
particularly the era of Steed and Mrs Peel. But how fascinating it is to
go back to the very beginning of the series, even before Cathy Gale, to
stories that I wasn't even aware of. To have had the opportunity of
taking part was genuinely a professional dream come true and I can't wait
to listen to the stories in this 4 CD Box Set.
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Some 'hot off the press' news I came across yesterday, is this from BBC Media:
PS: I've always found the 'most popular posts' section of the site to be quite fascinating. For some time, Stargate SG-1 has been in pole position, but for the last several days, it's been The Horus Heresy: Grey Angel and by a considerable margin - interesting - so, many thanks to all the Warhammer fans for checking in!
All for now - more soon!
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