And so, while I'm still catching up on recent Big Finish releases, which include the first series of The Avengers, The Ordeals of Sherlock Holmes
box set, Dr Who: The King of Sontar
and the two subscriber specials, Dr Who Short Trips: Methuselah
, there's more to look forward to this month with the release of Dr Who: The Sleeping City
, which was recorded in December 2012.
As it was such a while ago, I've forgotten almost everything about the story and I'm therefore really looking forward to catching up with it again. However, I do remember what a pleasure it was to be working with William Russell again, especially as there were only two of us in the story and we could really work together quite intensively.
Here are some details from Big Finish:
After travelling with the Doctor through time and space, Ian Chesterton
is back in his own time. But the mystery of how he and Barbara Wright
disappeared in the year 1963 has alerted the authorities – and both are
suspected of being enemy agents in the Cold War.
Ian protests his innocence. He has a story to tell about travelling through time and space.
And one adventure in particular – a visit to the city of Hisk…
William Russell Ian Chesterton John Banks Gerrard
Written by Ian Potter
Directed by Lisa Bowerman
As I mentioned last month and have referred to above, the final two Dr Who Short Trips adventures, Methuselah and Tweaker, are now available to Big Finish subscribers. None of these 'freebie' editions come packaged or with the usual BF artwork because they are only available as downloads. However, that seems to have inspired a couple of BF fans to create their own - and what a fine job they've done! Taken from the BF Forum, here are the 'covers' for each of the four Short Trips stories; the first two are by 'bulldogjones' and the second two by 'Silver'. Interesting that Lalla Ward is depicted on the cover of Breadcrumbs; when I was recording the story, I'd imagined myself 'playing' Mary Tamm as the original Romana.
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Just to round off this update, I wanted to briefly mention the film I did a voice over for back in November. Hopefully at some point, I'll get to see it; I'm intrigued by the 'teaser trailer' for it which is posted here. The film has been entered for this year's Berlin International Film Festival, so fingers crossed that it makes a good impression and the hard work of Director Henry Vought and Producer Marie Favre at Deadfox Films Ltd is suitably rewarded - hals und beinbruch!