"...whenever April showers come along."
Another month, another April and another brief update on recent events. Way back in November 2012 - yes, 2012
- a few of us gathered expectantly at Moat Studios to record Dr Who: Moonflesh
and sometime very soon, it will become available for all to hear.
Now I know I almost always say how much I'm looking forward to listening to a particular release and often give the reason, especially if there's a specific memory or event associated with recording etc etc. Moonflesh
was recorded so long ago, that I can't remember very much about the story at all, so there's one reason to look forward to catching up with it.
In the meantime, here is some fab cover art by Damien May
and a synopsis from Big Finish:
Peter Davison The Doctor Sarah Sutton Nyssa Tim Bentinck Nathaniel Whitlock
Rosanna Miles Phoebe Whitlock John Banks Silver Crow Francesca Hunt Hannah Bartholemew
One wouldn't normally expect to find elephants, gorillas and
rhinoceroses roaming free in Suffolk in the year 1911. One wouldn't
normally expect to find an extra-dimensional police box at the same
time/space location either. Two aliens, named the Doctor and Nyssa, exit
said box, only to find themselves pursued by a hungry lioness – for
they've landed in the private hunting grounds of the famous explorer
Nathaniel Whitlock, who's brought together a motley group of friends and
acquaintances for a weekend's shooting.
Hugh Fraser Edwin Tremayne Geoffrey Breton Hector Tremayne
But one of Whitlock's guests isn't all they seem. One of them wants the
secrets of the Moonflesh, the mystic mineral looked after by Whitlock's
retainer, a Native American known as Silver Crow. Because the Moonflesh
is reputed to have the power to call down spirits from another realm…
…and soon, the hunters will become the hunted.
Written by Mark Morris
Directed by Ken Bentley
Hugh, me, Francesca, Tim, Rosanna, Geoffrey
Peter & Sarah
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It's a funny old world. A couple of weeks ago and completely out of the blue, I was offered some voice-over work by Focalpoint Television, a production company I had applied to several years previously without success.
The work involved recording the narrative to an inter-active corporate training film for one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies. The script was a tangle of jargon and extraordinarily tongue-twisty terminology with some multi-syllabic drug names thrown in for good measure; but in it's own strange way, was good fun and very satisfying to record. I'd love to say more, but given the commercial sensitivity of the content, I had to sign a 'Non Disclosure Agreement' and must remain silent on the subject. (!)
Don't worry, you haven't missed much and as an alternative, listening to Moonflesh should be much more entertaining - at least, I hope it is!
All for now, further updates coming soon!