Not a new album from the 60s rock band, but a documentary about another 60s phenomenon, Doctor Who. The fact that both have survived into the 21st century (deaths and rege-ge-generation aside) is a miracle in itself, and something only someone able to traverse time and space could have foreseen.
So yeah, just a very wee update here - I’d actually forgotten I was doing this until just now - but yes, hooray! I’ll be taking part in a panel at the Sci-Fi London Film Festival in Stratford on Saturday 3rd May!
I’m joining Lisa Bowerman and James Goss discussing lovely animations and audio, so do please pop along and say hello if the mood takes you!
Fun and games!
So, this is how my Easter Sunday was spent… with my amazing mates Tors and Riley, plus Bear the Wolf. I cannot begin to articulate the amount of laughter that was shared.
I’m now listening to edits of Bernice Summerfield and her reunion with the Doctor in June’s new box set… Lisa, Sylv and Sophie are all on amazing form. Definitely worth a listen! More on that soon!
What can I say?
I’ve not been posting much of late.
I’ve been busy.
Working. (On things I can’t talk about yet, dammit)
Would’ve said sleeping, but seem to be doing less and less of that.
But hopefully I’ll have something of interest for people soon. Or, failing that, perhaps some humorous pictures of a cat or something.
Sod it, here’s a picture of me and my dog so I feel less guilty.
Over and out! Till, er, soon, maybe?
So, I look like crap - but there’s a reason…
Basically, I’m running a 50k race in August to raise money for guide dogs.
I am insane. And tired. And occasionally in need of chocolate.
But if you’ve come across this, and are even remotely interested in dogs, me, the work I’ve done for Big Finish, or the Beeb, or whatever - maybe you’re just feeling randomly charitable - please check out this link:
So… now I can finally talk about a couple of projects that we completed back in January, both of which reunited me with the lovely Bernice Summerfield.
Having said my farewells to her with the last Big Finish box set - Missing Persons - I genuinely thought my time with her had come to a close. Then, one day, just towards the end of November, I had a lovely e-mail from David Richardson asking if I’d be up for doing The Highest Science (an adaptation of Gareth Roberts’ New Adventures novel) at the beginning of January, produced by the equally lovely Cavan Scott. Obviously, I bit his hand off!
A few days later, I had another e-mail asking if I could do the next Bernice Summerfield box set, guest starring the Seventh Doctor and Ace, and produced by the spectacular James Goss. I’ll be honest, it could have been awkward - the previous keeper of the range coming back to work alongside his successor - but I couldn’t have been happier. James is a brilliant, brilliant man, and a fantastic producer, and the stories that are coming up are genuinely thrilling. So nice to sink my teeth into something as a director with just a finished draft to worry about!
And the casts! I’ve been very lucky with these… As announced on the Big Finish website, The Highest Science features Daniel Brocklebank and James Baxter (both of whom I’ve worked with before, most notably on Imaginary Boys for Radio 4), alongside Sinead Keenan (Being Human) and Tom Bell (Wizards vs Aliens). And a few more people too…!
Then the new box set - Doctor Who: The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield - allowed me even more fun. In that, we have guest stars like Miles Jupp, John Finnemore, Matthew Gravelle, Colin McFarlane and Sheila Reid, all playing roles you wouldn’t normally expect them to play. I couldn’t be more chuffed with what we have in store. I was thrilled the moment I heard James was taking over the range - but to come back and work alongside him has been nothing short of a treat!
Out in June, the box set details can be found here - http://bigfinish.com/ranges/coming_soon_reverse/doctor-who-the-new-adventures-of-bernice-summerfield - with The Highest Science following in December: http://bigfinish.com/releases/v/the-highest-science-1038
A really positive review here for my Big Finish debut! I’m purposefully avoided reading reviews but I stumbled upon this one accidentally and couldn’t be more pleased!
We are pleased to reveal the cover for our September Big Finish Classics release of Frankenstein, starring Arthur Darvill as Victor Frankenstein and Nicholas Briggs as his creature.
Joining Arthur and Nick in Frankenstein are Doctor Who stalwarts Geoffrey Beevers as Victor’s father, Alphonse; Georgia Moffett as his betrothed, Elizabeth; and Terry Molloy as sailor, Christensen. The drama also features Alex Jordan, Lizzie Hopley, Geoffrey Breton, Sarah Ovens and Stephen Fewell.
The special five-disc release features an original adaptation by Jonathan Barnes across three discs, with bonus discs including behind-the-scenes material and a music score, and is available to pre-order now on CD and download.
An option to order the set with limited edition art cards signed by Arthur Darvill and Nicholas Briggs is also available, and a special teaser trailer can be heard for the release on the product pages.