Well, it's St. George's Day here in merry England and it's also Shakespeare's 451st birthday - huzzah!
I wonder if there's anyone in the world called 'George Shakespeare' who was born on this day...?
Before you become convinced that this welcome, yet uncharacteristically sunny weather has fried my brain, time to move on to the actual purpose of this little gem of an update.
Big Finish have announced the September release of the Third Doctor (originally performed on television by Jon Pertwee) 'double bill' of Prisoners of The Lake
by Justin Richards and The Havoc of Empires
by Andy Lane. Third Doctor adventures are a new direction for Big Finish and Tim Treloar has stepped up to the plate to portray the character in an evocation of Jon Pertwee's original style.
There's much more to come on this box set nearer the time of release; in the meantime, here's some cover artwork from Tom Webster and details of the story I was involved in, Prisoners of The Lake
Captain Mike Yates is investigating the disappearance of artefacts from
an archaeological site deep below Dunstanton Lake. It’s hardly a job
for UNIT. But when the team discover a mysterious ancient structure
buried deep underwater, all that changes.
When chief archaeologist Freda Mattingly ventures inside, she soon
realises that her skills do not begin to equip her to deal with what she
finds. As an ancient menace begins to stir the Doctor, Jo Grant and
Mike Yates must dive down to the lake bed and discover the secrets
hidden there. Secrets that could mean the end of all life on Earth…
Tim Treloar Narrator/The Doctor Katy Manning Jo Grant Richard Franklin Mike Yates
Carolyn Seymour Freda Mattingly
Robbie Stevens Johnny Repford/Director Pennard/Statue/The Prosecutor
John Banks Chief Dastron/Lieutenant Macintyre/UNIT Operative/Archaeologist
Written by Justin Richards
Directed by Nicholas Briggs
...all for now, more just as soon as it happens!