Guy Adams lives in Spain surrounded by rescue animals. Some of them are his family. He isn't a spy - but he is a boy, so naturally he's always dreamed of being one. Having spent over ten years working as a professional actor and comedian, eventually he decided he'd quite like to eat regularly, so switched careers and became a full-time writer. Nobody said he was clever. Against all odds he managed to stay busy and since then he has written over twenty books.
Toby Greene has been reassigned. The Department: Section 37 Station Office, Wood Green. The Boss: August Shining, an ex-Cambridge, Cold War-era spy. The Mission: Charged with protecting Great Britain and its interests from paranormal terrorism. The Threat: An old enemy has returned, and with him Operation Black Earth, a Soviet plan to create the ultimate insurgents by re-animating the dead.
Gwen Cooper and Rhys Williams are on the run from a cataclysm. They're the only survivors - But there's something in the car with them. The huge and long-running public interest in new Torchwood adventures resulted in a server melt-down when its return on audio was announced by star John Barrowman on his Sunday night radio slot. Across the range, John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Kai Owen and Gareth David-Lloyd have reprised the characters who starred in four years of hit Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood, screened around the world -Gareth David-Lloyd played Ianto Jones in the BBC series, a character so popular with fans that when he was killed off, a shrine was created in Cardiff that is still there to this day! Star Eve Myles has been seen on TV most recently in ITV's massive hits Victoria and Broadchurch. Writer Guy Adams is a prolific script writer for Big Finish, but as a novelist has been responsible for works within the universes of Torchwood, Class, Sherlock Holmes, Life on Mars as well as a number of his own books. CAST: Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper),Kai Owen (Rhys Williams). NOTE: Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners.
The Church of the Outsiders believe that mankind is about to evolve, to reach out into the stars. Owen Harper believes that Torchwood has to do whatever it takes to stop them... Torchwood has now been in existence for over 10 years from its debut in 2006 as a Doctor Who spin-off created by top TV producer and writer Russell T Davies. It has appeared on both UK and US television, BBC radio productions, novels, and now - courtesy of Big Finish - in new audio plays. The huge interest following the announcement of the first Big Finish Torchwood series caused a website server crash even as star John Barrowman was breaking the news on his radio show. This release marks the return of the original Torchwood team,as seen in Series 1 and 2 of the TV show. CAST: John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness),Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones), Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper), Burn Gorman (Owen Harper), Naoko Mori (Toshiko Sato), Mac McDonald (Steve Ross), Lois Meleri Jones (Andromeda), Mali Harries (Val Ross), Arthur Darvill (Frank Layton), Rhian Blundell (Erin), Chris Rankin (Val's Assistant), Lloyd Meredith (Davey Russell), Jennifer Sims (Grey), Aled ap Steffan (Grey). Other parts played by members of the cast. NOTE: Torchwood contains adult material and is not suitable for younger listeners.
Katy Manning returns to the much-loved role of Josephine Jo Grant from the much loved 1970s Jon Pertwee Third Doctor era of television Doctor Who, teaming up with actor Tim Treloar who voices the Doctor. 4.1 The Rise of the New Humans by Guy Adams. When a man dies by falling from the top floor of a multi-storey car park, the Doctor and Jo wonder why it should be of interest to UNIT. Then they see the protuberances on the man's back... As he fell, he tried to grow wings. Looking into the man's past leads the Doctor and Jo to a remote private hospital where the staff aren't as helpful as they could be, and the Chief Administrator is unavailable to meet with them. Breaking into some restricted wards, the Doctor notes the presence of alien and futuristic technology. The whole thing bears the unmistakable hallmarks of one of his own people's interference, one of his old foes. Except not perhaps the one he might have imagined. The Monk is back. And this time his meddling may have gone too far. 4.2 The Tyrants of Logic by Marc Platt. he Doctor and Jo land on Port Anvil -a bleak, abandoned mining colony on the remote planet Burnt Salt. A huge armoured crate has recently arrived in the almost derelict Spacehub. No-one knows who it's for. No-one knows what it contains. Strange creatures lurk around the outskirts, and a rag-tag population of misfits inhabit what is left of the town: a saloon bar owner, a literal one-man band and a hunter of very unusual prey. If they want to survive the night, they're going to have to work together. Because the Cybermen want the contents of the crate. And they will stop at nothing to get hold of it. Director Nicholas Briggs is one of the Big Finish executive producers, and is also well known for his role on TV's Doctor Who voicing the Daleks and other monsters. This volume includes the return of two fan favourites - renegade Time Lord The Meddling Monk (played by comedian Rufus Hound) and the Cybermen: this is the first time the Cybermen have confronted the Doctor in a full-cast adventure, and has been long-awaited ever since the Third Doctor Adventures range was announced. Cast: Tim Treloar (The Doctor), Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Rufus Hound (The Monk), Mina Anwar (Dr Kurdi), Joe Sims (Chief Orderly / Wilde / Jumper), Clare Corbett (Harriet / Woman / Radio Technician), Silas Hawkins (Francis / Morgue Attendant / Patient / Orderly), Linda Marlowe (Gusta Pardo), Carolyn Pickles (Professor Marian Schaeffer), Ronan Summers (Hollisen Grier), Jeff Rawle (Chad Caramel), Deli Segal(Skippa) and Nicholas Briggs (The Cybermen).
Three brand new adventures for glamorous bounty hunter Vienna Salvatori. Does the prisoner have any last words? After setting up a detective agency with her partner Jexie Reagan, Vienna has left her dark past behind her. Together, they bring villains to justice and right wrongs. Together, they are a team. But all that changes when a woman is killed in cold blood and Vienna is charged with the murder. Vienna Salvatori is played by fan-favourite Star Trek: Deep Space Nine actress Chase Masterson. The Vienna character started in a Big Finish Doctor Who audio, but such was the interest that she ended up with her own spin-off! CAST: Chase Masterson (Vienna Salvatori), Samantha Beart (Jexie Reagan), Annette Badland (Mama Val), Samuel Harris (Ratz), Colin McFarlane (Rex Needle), Edward Harrison (Prosecutor Grover), Emma Cunniffe (Sharwell Ness), Adam Redmore (Judge / Drones).
1791 and the Doctor and Rose get to meet one of the most enigmatic, thrilling and important people in history: The Chevalier d'Eon. She used to be known as a spy, but then she used to be known as a lot of things. If there's one thing the Doctor knows it's that identity is what you make it. Choose a life for yourself and be proud. Mind you, if the Consortium of the Obsidian Asp get their way, all lives may soon be over. David Tennant's return to the role of the hugely popular Tenth Doctor has been huge news both times it's happened for Big Finish - with news of his teaming up with Billie Piper making newspapers when it was announced. Billie Piper, famed British actor of stage and screen, and companion Rose Tyler, reprises the role for the first time since her departure in the tear-jerking Journey's End Doctor Who story on BBC1. Guest star Nickolas Grace is familiar to a legion of fans as the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham in cult TV classic Robin of Sherwood. CAST: David Tennant (The Doctor), Billie Piper (Rose Tyler), Nickolas Grace (Chevalier D'Eon), Mark Elstob (Joxer / Butler), Tam Williams (Christopher Dalliard), Lucy Briggs-Owen (Hempel / Dance / Duchess), James Joyce (Darcy / Groom).
Bernice Summerfield is still trapped in a dying universe with the wrong Doctor. Things have taken a turn for the worse - the Doctor has become President Of The Universe and, it turns out, he's a controversial choice for the job. While Bernice works to unearth the mythical Apocalypse Clock, the Doctor's immersed in the murky world of politics and the dark forces that are working against him. As battlefleets fight and terrible deals are done, the peoples of the universe wonder if they've made a terrible decision. Is the Doctor up to ruling the universe? Watching from the sidelines, the Master is quick to reassure everyone that he has no ambitions in that direction. And, meanwhile, the stars are going out. 1)The City And The Clock by Guy Adams. Bernice is on an archaeological dig for the mythical Apocalypse Clock. Can it really be the key to saving the universe? The ghosts of the planet have other ideas.2) Asking For A Friend by James Goss. Vast wars are raging across the stars, planets are dying, and the Doctor is sat on a psychiatrist's couch. What's it like to be the Doctor's therapist? 3) Truant by Guy Adams. The President of the Universe has run away. Bernice has to hunt him down, but he's too busy having fun. Evil warlords! Impossible escapes! Sinister plans! The Doctor's on an adventure. 4) The True Saviour Of The Universe by James Goss. Bernice finds that time has run out for the Doctor and the universe. Is this really the end of everything? Help is on hand from an unlikely quarter...Professor Bernice Summerfield was a character created as a companion to the Seventh Doctor by writer Paul Cornell for the popular 1990s Doctor Who novelisations. Since then she's found a whole new audio life through plays for Big Finish. Bernice (Benny) is played by Lisa Bowerman, an actor and director from TV and stage, including the last ever Classic Doctor Who story, Survival. British acting hero David Warner reprises his unbound Doctor, a character created in a series of what if... Doctor Who dramas from Big Finish. The Master is played by Mark Gatiss (The League of Gentlemen, Sherlock, Doctor Who, and many, many more). CAST: Lisa Bowerman (Professor Bernice Summerfield), David Warner(The Doctor), Sam Kisgar t(The Master), Samantha Beart (Chamu), Ben Arogundade (Joto), Stephen Critchlow(Leonard), Ben Crystal (Hood), Guy Adams (Host), Annette Badland (Guilana), Wilf Scolding (Radio / Mogron), Catrin Stewart (Killian), Jonathan Bailey (Lakis), Rhys Jennings (Slaygar), Oliver Mason (Sordo), Rowena Cooper (Mother Superior), and Hattie Hayridge (Ebbis / Morlick).
One winter's morning, they came and a shadow moved across the mind of the world. They unmade our reality by their presence. Those that saw them died instantly. The rest survived. They're the unlucky ones. Everything imaginable can now be found on the streets of our towns and cities. Nothing is impossible, nowhere is safe. There's a new drug finding favour in this Post Change world and the roots of it are growing thick and fast beneath Kew Gardens. When Howard and Hubcap fall foul of Milo Shandler and his private militia they discover that, in the end, we're all just compost.
One winter's morning, they came and a shadow moved across the mind of the world. They unmade our reality by their presence. Those that saw them died instantly. The rest survived. They're the unlucky ones. Everything imaginable can now be found on the streets of our towns and cities. Nothing is impossible, nowhere is safe. HA/HA wants what's best for you. HA/HA is your friend. HA/HA is your mother. Obey. Behave. And never, ever, run...
One winter's morning, they came and a shadow moved across the mind of the world. They unmade our reality by their presence. Those that saw them died instantly. The rest survived. They're the unlucky ones. Everything imaginable can now be found on the streets of our towns and cities. Nothing is impossible, nowhere is safe. Grace and friends are making their way along the Hudson. It should be an easy enough journey but time - and The Change - have other ideas. U-Boats, the hooks of the Fishermen, and the horrendous Lizabeth Fforde lie just around the bend.
One minute everything was fine and the next... they arrived. Those that saw them died instantly. The unlucky ones survived. Now unimaginable things straight out of nightmares roam the streets of our towns and cities. Nothing is impossible. Nowhere is safe. And no one can escape The Change... Loic's friend Adrien is gone, kidnapped by the Impressionists, bizarre men made of paint who roam the Parisian catacombs. Now, if Loic wants to see Adrien again, he must travel to the Louvre and bring him back from the lair of the strange - and deadly - Impressionists. But the paint-men are not the only threat lurking in Paris, and Loic must face down the needle-fingered Tricoteuse, the blade-mouthed Madame Loisette, and the dark secrets that haunt the footlights of the Grand Guignol...
One minute everything was fine and the next... they arrived. Those that saw them died instantly. The unlucky ones survived. Now unimaginable things straight out of nightmares roam the streets of our towns and cities. Nothing is impossible. Nowhere is safe. And no one can escape The Change...Grace just wants to find her brother, but she can't go anywhere without the Queen of Coney Island's permission to travel. Now the Queen demands payment and Grace and her new friend, a man in a false beard who believes he is God, must journey into the nightmare world of Dreamland, a tourist park whose attractions are as lethal as they are bizarre.
One minute everything was fine and the next... they arrived. Those that saw them died instantly. The unlucky ones survived. Now unimaginable things straight out of nightmares roam the streets of our towns and cities. Nothing is impossible. Nowhere is safe. And no one can escape The Change... Howard doesn't know where he is or how he got there. He's not even sure his name is Howard. But he knows he is in trouble. Alone on a stretch of motorway jammed with broken down cars full of corpses and strange creatures, Howard falls in with a motorbike gang living in a nearby service station. But even The Kingdom of the Welcome Break can't keep him safe. Something is moving between the rows of cars, something that used to be human but now clanks with metal, hisses with hydraulics, and is always on the lookout for new parts...
The War Doctor and Cardinal Ollistra are stranded far from their Time Lord forces, with Daleks closing in, destroying all that stands between them. They must call on the help of new friends and old to fight their way back to the front lines. From the outer reaches of the galaxy, to the heart of Gallifrey itself, the Doctor finds casualties in every place the Time War has touched. Among them, a fighter, a travelling companion of the distant past, who remembers him quite differently. A warrior woman named Leela. 4.1 Pretty Lies by Guy Adams. Trapped and desperate, light years from their armies at the heart of the Time War, the War Doctor and Cardinal Ollistra discover that wherever they go, destruction follows. A war reporter named Schandel may provide the key to their escape, but it is often said that the first casualty of war is the truth. When the choice between grim reality and a hero's story means life or death, will the Doctor allow Schandel to print the legend? 4.2 The Lady of Obsidian by Andrew Smith. As a Dalek Strike Fleet heads to destroy another defenceless world, the Doctor seeks help from a shadowy guerrilla force.The Time War leaves many casualties in its wake, and inside the Obsidian Nebula the monstrous Unlived are held at bay only by the 'Lady' and her dwindling band of fighters. The War Doctor soon finds himself at the Lady's mercy, and two old friends face new revelations. 4.3 The Enigma Dimension by Nicholas Briggs. The Dalek Time Strategist has a new plan to ensure final victory in the Time War. As its forces gather for a huge assault on the enemy, ahead of the fleet something hovers above the planet of the Time Lords. And on Gallifrey itself, shadows move among the Cloisters. The Time Lords face a threat alien to their entire universe. To save their world, the War Doctor and his allies must enter the Enigma Dimension. Big Finish present John Hurt as The War Doctor, a character created for, and central to, Doctor Who's 50th Anniversary Special The Day of the Doctor, shown on TV and in cinemas in 2013. This release brings the New Series character of the War Doctor face-to-face with Leela, one of Tom Baker's companions from the 1970s golden era of Doctor Who - with actress Louise Jameson returning to the role.Casualties of War was directed by Nicholas Briggs - voice-artist for the Daleks and other terrifying monsters from the televised version of Doctor Who! CAST: John Hurt (The War Doctor), Louise Jameson (Leela), Jacqueline Pearce (Cardinal Ollistra), Joseph Kloska (Schandel), Julia Hills (Sera/Spokesperson), Mark Elstob (Editor/Old Man), Lizzie Roper (Rosata Laxter/High Minister), Chris Porter (Skaul/Freel), Alan David (Castellan Kanteer), Jane Slavin (Panopticon Guard Lintok), and Nicholas Briggs (Dalek Time Strategist/Daleks/Assault Team Leader).
With season 2 now released, don't miss out on getting the perfect gift for any Stranger Things fan in your life. Grab your Eggos and prepare to enter Hawkins, Indiana - just don't forget your fairy lights If you devoured Stranger Things and you're looking to fill the demogorgon-sized hole in your life, then look no further than Notes From the Upside Down. This fan handbook is here to tell you more about the origins of the show, including the mysterious Montauk Project conspiracy theory, get you clued up on the inspirations behind the characters, and assess the show's DNA. If you've ever wondered why Spielberg is such a huge influence, which Stephen King books you need to read (HINT: pretty much all of them) and how State Trooper David O'Bannon earned his name, then this book is for you. Guy Adams is a superfan and this is his amusing and informative guide to everything you're going to need to know to understand Stranger Things.
Four new investigations for Sir Toby Kinsella and his specialist team. 1. Nothing to See Here by Guy Adams. A series of violent bank robberies are baffling the Swiss police. It's time for New Counter-Measures to step into the breach. But as the crime spree escalates and one of the team gets closely involved, are they going in too deep? Can you go undercover even from yourself? 2. Troubled Waters by Ian Potter. When a lost submarine is found, the New Counter-Measures team are sent into the depths to investigate. But why? What unusual scheme was being hatched on board? Who has very special designs on Allison? And what's happened to the crew? Counter-Measures is a Big Finish spin-off using characters from a hugely popular Doctor Who story, Remembrance of the Daleks in brand new adventures confronting conspiracy and alien threats to the world. 3. The Phoenix Strain by Christopher Hatherall. After tourists are attacked by the birds circling Parliament Square, Sir Toby Kinsella suspects London is about to turn into an Alfred Hitchcock movie. With feathered foes everywhere, the race is on to find out what's happening...and whether this biblical plague can even be stopped at all. 4.A Gamble With Time by John Dorney. In the glamorous casinos of Monte Carlo, a nefarious scheme is being hatched. Fortunately, the New Counter-Measures team are on hand to prevent a disaster. But are they betting with the right hand? When they're playing against Lady Suzanne Clare, all bets are off. The last Counter-Measures series ended on a huge cliffhanger discussed on social media far and wide. A two-hour special release carried the story on, and introduced the new setting. Hugh Ross stars as Sir Toby Kinsella in this full-cast audio production featuring movie-quality sound editing and effects. CAST: Simon Williams (Group Captain Gilmore), Pamela Salem(Rachel Jensen), Karen Gledhill (Allison Williams), Hugh Ross (Sir Toby Kinsella), Carolyn Seymour (Lady Suzanne Clare), Tam Williams (Gus Kalwarowksy / Dave and Martin), Joanna Bending (Croupier / Tessa Collins), George Asprey (Balthasar Schrek), Robin Weaver (Edwige Ponzi), Gunnar Cauthery (Franz), Christian Edwards (Alex), Vincent Carmichael (Machado), David Rintoul (Lord Henry Balfour), Claire Calbraith (Starling), Andrew Wincott (Professor Abrams).
A medical trial's gone terribly wrong, and one of the test subjects is loose on the streets of Cardiff. Within hours a virus is raging out of control and the bodies start piling up. The Government scrambles to control the outbreak, but isn't too keen on anyone finding out the dark history of the virus. Captain Jack Harkness has encountered the infection before and knows that something alien is hiding inside it. With the city sealed off and murderous mobs raging through the streets, Torchwood has to save something even more important than the human race. Torchwood has appeared on both UK and US television, BBC radio productions, novels, and now - courtesy of Big Finish - in new audio plays. The huge interest following the announcement of the first Big Finish Torchwood series caused a website server crash even as John Barrowman was breaking the news on his radio show. Outbreak marks the first Big Finish Torchwood title to reunite TV series stars John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Kai Owen, Gareth David -Lloyd and Tom Price and is much-anticipated by fans. CAST: John Barrowman (Captain Jack Harkness),Gareth David-Lloyd (Ianto Jones), Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper), Kai Owen (Rhys Williams), Tom Price (PC Andy Davidson), Marilyn Le Conte (Frances Godalming), Simon Ludders (Luke Palmer), Samuel Barnett (Norton Folgate), Melanie Stevens (Dr. Larsen), Sara Lloyd (Emilia Martin), Steffan Rhodri (Minister), Ruth Lloyd (Paramedic), Matthew Gravelle (Doctor), Rhys Ap Trefor (Road Block Captain), Keiron Self (Bernie), Samuel Harris (Young Man).
Big Finish travel back to Doctor Who of the 1970s, recreating the era for two all-new Third Doctor stories. 2.1 The Transcendence of Ephros by Guy Adams. The Doctor and Jo arrive on the dying planet Ephros, where Galactux Power Inc is exploiting the world's remaining resources. But something is stirring beneath the surface...2.2 The Hidden Realm by David Llewellyn. The Doctor and Jo journey to Bramfield New Town when the husband of Jo's cousin vanishes mysteriously. As magpies circle overheard, the Doctor discovers a terrifying alien plot...Katy Manning returns to the much-loved role of Josephine Jo Grant from the much loved 1970s Jon Pertwee era of television Doctor Who, teaming up with actor Tim Treloar who voices the Doctor. Guy Adams has written a number of Big Finish's popular Torchwood releases as well as other Doctor Who stories for them. The first volume in late 2015 proved so popular that not only was this second volume greenlit, but a third too due out in the second half of 2017.C AST: Tim Treloar (The Doctor), Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Simon Bub (Temper/Follower 1), Richenda Carey (Mother Finsey), Bernard Holley (Karswell), Nigel Peever (Quail/Deputy), Karen Henson(Bartram/Follower 2), Clare Buckfield (Stephanie Andrews), Robert Whitelock (Peter Andrews), Sandra Voe (Miss Barnett), Richard Earl (DCI Finch), Alex Lanipekun (DS Joseph), George Asprey (Overseer Zim).
Inspired by Oscar Wilde's classic story of hedonism and corruption, The Confessions of Dorian Gray imagines a world where Dorian Gray was real, and his friendship with Oscar Wilde once spawned the notorious novel. Starring Alexander Vlahos as Dorian Gray, this fifth and final series comprises four hour-long episodes, reuniting Dorian with a host of familiar friends from throughout his extended lifetime. 1. One Must Not Look At Mirrors by Guy Adams. London, 1888. When Oscar Wilde befriends a young man by the name of Dorian Gray, he finds himself immersed in a world devoid of morals. But as a celebrated killer stalks the streets, and he struggles to come to terms with inhuman actions, can he find any humanity in Dorian...? 2. Angel of War by Roy Gill. France, 1915. In the trenches of the Great War, Lieutenant Dorian Gray reports to Captain James Anderson, shortly before a routine mission into No Man's Land. His comrades rely on their faith to get them through - but is there any truth behind the story of the legendary Angel of Mons...? 3. The Valley of Nightmares by David Llewellyn. Los Angeles, 1948.Reunited in the heart of the Hollywood Hills, Dorian Gray and Dorothy Parker quickly find themselves embroiled in a conspiracy that takes them behind-the-scenes of the region's booming movie industry. But how much of it is an act...? 4. Ever After by Scott Handcock. London, 2016. The end. This is the last in the series of hugely popular adventures based on the premise, what if Oscar Wilde's character Dorian Gray was real? The adventures span the decades as an immortal man lives through the years and encounters some of the darkness therein...Star Alexander Vlahos has not only played Dorian across five series for Big Finish, and in several spin-offs, but may also be recognised from BBC TV's Saturday night hit Merlin, or his role in Kenneth Branagh's Macbeth on stage. This collection includes a bonus disc of behind-the-scenes interviews with cast and crew. Guest star Sarah Douglas is still regarded for her iconic role of Ursa in Superman II (1980) Note: The Confessions of Dorian Gray contains adult material and is not suitable for younger listeners.C AST: Alexander Vlahos (Dorian Gray), Guy Adams (German Officer), Samuel Barnett (Stuart Knight), Daniel Brocklebank (James Anderson), Steven Cree (Fraser Collins), Ben Crystal (Richard Dadd), Sarah Douglas (Dorothy Parker), Stephanie Ellyne (Mary Harris), Ben Flohr (Tommy Coogan), Lizzie Hopley (Emma Elizabeth Smith), Jo Joyner (Constance Wilde), Mac McDonald (Walter van Kirk), Lewis Reeves (Walter Sickert), Steffan Rhodri (Oscar Wilde), John Schwab (Jim Harris). Note: The Confessions of Dorian Gray contains adult material and is not suitable for younger listeners.
The hit BBC series is back! Big Finish bring immortal Time Agent Captain Jack Harkness and colleagues back to audio life for a fresh series of six new audio dramas. It stalks you. It whispers. It wants you to turn around. It wants you to look. But if you do...If you see it... Talmouth is a lonely seaside town. No-one has heard from it for days. No-one who goes in comes out. Something has happened to Talmouth. Has it been taken over by aliens? Or is it something far, far worse? Gwen Cooper's come to Talmouth to find out. What's happened has to be seen to be believed. But by the time you've seen it, you're already dead. This second series - of which this is the final story - was greenlit even as the later releases of the first popular series were being recorded! The huge, and long-running public interest in new Torchwood adventures resulted in a server melt-down when its return on audio was announced by star John Barrowman on his Sunday night radio slot. John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Kai Owen and Gareth David-Lloyd reprise the characters who starred in four years of hit Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood, screened around the world, Eve Myles has one the leading roles in ITV's impending Victoria series. CAST: Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper), Matthew Gravelle (Darkness), Marilyn Le Conte (Mrs Rhodes), Ross Ford (James). Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners.
`So, you can just leap into other people's bodies? Take them over? And while you're in control, you can do whatever you want? Brilliant.' Poppy is a quiet girl, right up until she steals a car and drives it through a shop window. Max is a nice guy, but then he kills his whole family. Just for fun. Amar always seems so happy, so why is he trying to jump to his death from the school roof? Some of the students of Coal Hill School are not themselves. Some of them are dying. Ram has just woken up in a body he doesn't recognise, and if he doesn't figure out why he may well be next.
A new adventure for Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor, alongside Bonnie Langford and Sophie Aldred as 1980s companions Melanie Bush and Ace. In search of a taste of the real Spain , the TARDIS transports the Doctor, Ace and rejoined crewmember Mel not to sizzling Fuerteventura, or the golden sands of the Costa Brava - but to 1938, amid the horrors of the Spanish Civil War. Having fallen in with a rag-tag column of Republican soldiers, the time and space travellers seek shelter from Franco's bombers in the walled town of Farissa - only to discover themselves besieged by dead men returned to life. Big Finish's main range of Doctor Who stories began in 1999, and has featured television Doctors Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy and Paul McGann across its 215 tales. Sylvester McCoy originally played the Doctor in 1987 - 1989, (then again in 1996) while his other work includes Radagast the Brown in Peter Jackson's epic The Hobbit films and is currently winning hearts in The Real Marigold Hotel. Companion Mel Bush is played by Bonnie Langford - a popular actor of stage and screen, currently featuring in BBC's top hit EastEnders.Companion Ace, as played by Sophie Aldred, is popularly regarded as the prototype for the modern companions in the Doctor Who revival which returned to screens from 2005. CAST: Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Bonnie Langford (Mel), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Enzo Squillino Jnr (Juan Romero), Christopher Hatherall (George Newman), Owen Aaronovitch (Antonio Ferrando/Control Unit), Tom Alexander (Luis/Phillipe).
The hit BBC series is back! Big Finish bring immortal Time Agent Captain Jack Harkness and colleagues back to audio life for a fresh series of six new audio dramas. Suzie Costello would never describe herself as a hero. Not even if she were the last woman on Earth. Turns out, she's the second last woman on Earth, and that'll just have to do. With the Earth frozen in time, Suzie becomes locked in a battle to save the planet and the life of Alex, the last woman alive. Hunted by alien warriors, and, with every hour that doesn't pass, the stakes are only getting higher. Suzie Costello would never describe herself as a hero. But she would say she's someone who always makes the right choices. Wouldn't she? The huge, and long-running public interest in new Torchwood adventures resulted in a server melt-down when its return on audio was announced by star John Barrowman on his Sunday night radio slot. This second series was greenlit even as the later releases of the first popular series were being recorded. John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Kai Owen and Gareth David-Lloyd reprise the characters who starred in four years of hit Doctor Who spin-off Torchwood, screened around the world. Indira Varma is hugely busy and respected for her work on the London stage, and here reprises her complicated (and often dead) Torchwood character. CAST: Indira Varma (Suzie Costello), Naomi McDonald (Alex), Nicholas Burns (The Referee). Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners.
The hit BBC series is back! Big Finish bring immortal Time Agent Captain Jack Harkness and colleagues back to audio life across a series of six new audio dramas. Gwen Cooper has triumphed against impossible odds before, but now she's finally met her match: Roger Pugh, Planning Officer for Cardiff City Council. Mr Pugh doesn't believe the world needs Torchwood. Gwen sets out to prove him wrong. For Mr Pugh, it's a day that'll change his life. If he can survive it. The huge, and long-running public interest in new Torchwood adventures resulted in a server melt-down when this release was announced by star John Barrowman on his Sunday night radio slot. Eve Myles returns as the fan favourite Torchwood hero Gwen Cooper, a former policewoman who discovers a whole new sinister world behind the everyday one we experience. This is the last of the first series' six releases - due to its immense popularity, a second series will immediately follow. Torchwood contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners. CAST: Eve Myles (Gwen Cooper), Richard Nichols (Roger Pugh), Guy Adams (Coachman) with Tom Price (Sergeant Andy).
A four-story collection with archaeologist Bernice Summerfield and her friend the Seventh Doctor. 1) The Pyramid of Sutekh by Guy Adams. Professor Bernice Summerfield, archaeologist and adventurer, has discovered a Pyramid on Mars. Inside she finds her old friend the Doctor is fighting a battle with the Osiran God Sutekh. One he is losing. 2) The Vaults of Osiris by Justin Richards. Egypt in 2015 is an unsettled place. The trade in stolen antiquities is a murky one, and it's about to get a whole lot worse, as an ancient and terrible force enters the market. 3) The Eye of Horus by James Goss. Ancient Egypt is enjoying a golden age - peace, prosperity and a powerful Pharoh. But something is moving through the sands. A forgotten god requests an invite to the feast. 4) The Tears of Isis by Una McCormack. Russell Courtland prophesised the world would end on Tuesday. No-one was more surprised than he was when it did. Four all-new audio dramas telling of the return of Sutekh, one of the most popular Doctor Who villains of all time since his appearance in 1975's The Pyramids of Mars.Bernice Summerfield was the first Doctor Who character Big Finish brought to life, in 1998's audio play Oh No It Isn't! Gabriel Woolf, who returns to give chilling voice to Sutekh again provided the voice of the Beast, in the new run of Doctor Who, namely the 2006 stories The Impossible Planet and the Satan Pit. CAST: Lisa Bowerman (Professor Bernice Summerfield), Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Sophie Aldred (Ace), Gabriel Woolf (Sutekh the Destroyer), Diveen Henry (Alozza), Nicholas Briggs (Vasha), Sakuntala Ramanee (Hatshepsut), Matthew J Morgan (Tutmosis), Dan Bottomley (Kamos), Mathew Bates (Courtland), Rachel Atkins (Susannah), Naomi McDonald (Alyx), Guy Adams (Cultist).
Section 37 is under attack. Toby Greene, a Clown Service agent, is running for his life. Pursued around the globe by the relentless Rain-Soaked Bride, to stop is to die. But section Chief August Shining has problems of his own. Under investigation by MI6 and at the mercy of a mysterious entity, he's on his own.
HOW DO YOU STOP AN ASSASSIN THAT CAN'T BE KILLED? Toby Greene is part of The Clown Service, a mostly forgotten branch of British Intelligence tasked with fighting paranormal threats. However, the Rain-Soaked Bride is no ordinary assassin. Relentless, inexorable and part of a larger game, merely stopping this impossible killer may notbe enough to save the day... `The Clown Service is fun and rips along like thefinest episode of the old Avengers series' The Independenton Sunday
The uprising in Heaven is at an end and Paradise has fallen, becoming the forty-third state of America. Now angels and demons must learn to get along with humans. The rest of the world is in uproar. How can America claim the afterlife as its own? It's certainly going to try as the President sets out for the town of Wormwood for talks with its governor, the man they call Lucifer. Hell has problems of its own. There's a new evangelist walking its roads, trying to bring the penitent to paradise, and a new power is rising. Can anyone stand up to the Godkiller?
Toby Greene has been reassigned. The Department: Section 37 Station Office, Wood Green. The Boss: August Shining, an ex-Cambridge, Cold War-era spy. The Mission: Charged with protecting Great Britain and its interests from paranormal terrorism. The Threat: An old enemy has returned, and with him Operation Black Earth, a Soviet plan to create the ultimate insurgents by re-animating the dead.
How do you stop an assassin that can't be killed? When several members of the diplomatic service die in seemingly innocent, yet strangely similar circumstances, it seems a unique form of murder is being used. Toby Greene is part of Section 37, known as The Clown Service, a mostly forgotten branch of British Intelligence tasked with fighting exactly this kind of threat. However, the Rain-Soaked Bride is no ordinary assassin. Relentless, inexorable and part of a larger game, merely stopping this impossible killer may not be enough to save the day...
On the planet of Arviem 2, Bernice Summerfield has a lot of problems. Pursued by robots, maniacs and miracles, she has another issue to contend with. The Doctor's come looking for her - and he's not feeling himself.
Heaven? Hell? There's no difference. Angels, demons, we're all a bit of both. This could be the most wondrous place you ever experience or so terrifying it makes you pray for death. Not that death would help you, of course; there's no escape from here...Wormwood has appeared, and for twenty-four hours the gateway to the afterlife is wide open. But just because a door is open doesn't mean you should step through it...Those who have travelled to reach the town are realising that the challenges they've already faced were nothing compared to what lies ahead. The afterlife has an agenda of its own, and with scheming on both sides of reality, the revelations to come may change the world forever.
One day every hundred years, a town appears, its location and character different every time. It is home to the greatest miracle a man could imagine: a doorway to Heaven itself. The town's name is Wormwood, and it is due to appear on the 21st September 1889, somewhere in the American Midwest. There are many who hope to be there: travelling preacher Obeisance Hicks and his simple messiah, Soldier Joe; Henry and Harmonium Jones and their freak show pack of outlaws; the Brothers of the Order of Ruth and their sponsor Lord Forset (inventor of the Forset Thunderpack and other incendiary modes of personal transport); and finally, an aging gunslinger with a dark history. They will face dangers both strange and terrible: monstrous animals, predatory towns, armies of mechanical natives, and other things besides. Wormwood defends its secrets, and only the brave and resourceful will survive...
You can do anything in Hollywood and be forgiven, anything except grow old... It's the 1930s and cinema stands at the dawn of a new age, the silent era is all but dead, talkies are here and Technicolor is on its way. The whole world loves movie icons Frank Nayland and Elizabeth Sasdy, lapping up each new picture and following their romantic life story both on and off the screen. But all is not as perfect as it appears. Not only has the advent of talkies meant torturous sessions with a vocal coach to try and remove Sasdy's Hungarian accent but she's starting to spot the first few grey hairs, and the lines on her face get deeper every day. If she loses her looks she'll lose everything, but even a woman as powerful as Elizabeth Sasdy can't fight nature. Can she? A chance accident reveals the solution. But just how far is the Queen of Hollywood prepared to go to stay beautiful forever?
This book is my humble attempt to shine a light on the work of the best and wisest I have ever known. He has, I think it is safe to say, elevated the science of detection into an art form. Having been at his side during some of his most remarkable cases, it has fallen to me to bring his achievements to the attention of the wider public. He is, quite simply, the Mozart of criminal investigation. I would say more, but I am flattered and delighted to say that Sherlock Holmes himself has agreed to write a piece for the cover. John Watson * Don't buy this book. The author has transformed what should have been a series of lectures into a gross and tasteless entertainment. The science of deduction is a branch of human achievement requiring serious analysis and yet here I find it lavishly illustrated, disfigured with humour and infested with gossip. Apparently, this kind of sensationalism is required to engage the interest of the reading public, but it is rather like working an office romance into a paper on quantum physics. Only an idiot would be impressed. Help yourself. Sherlock Holmes
Jackson Leaves - an Edwardian house in Penylan. Built 1906, semi-detached, three storeys, spacious, beautifully presented. Left in good condition to Rob and Julia by Rob's late aunt. It's an ordinary sort of a house. Except for the way the rooms don't stay in the same places. And the strange man that turns up in the airing cupboard. And the apparitions. And the temporal surges that attract the attentions of Torchwood. And the fact that the first owner of Jackson Leaves in 1906 was a Captain Jack Harkness... Featuring Captain Jack Harkness as played by John Barrowman, with Gwen Cooper and Ianto Jones as played by Eve Myles and Gareth David-Lloyd, in the hit series created by Russell T Davies for BBC Television.
He is raising the poker again and Anna bites her lower lip so hard she chokes a little in the blood that runs down her throat... On a cold, wet night recently widowed psychology lecturer John Pritchard visits spiritualist Aida Golding with his son. Although wary something has driven him here. And he is drawn to a troubled young woman who is trying to contact her child. Something about her intrigues him and despite his doubts he continues to attend meetings. One night at an intimate seance in Aida's house the lights go out and one of the group is brutally murdered. John has his suspicions but he can't prove anything. He senses that Aida has some hold over the girl and he offers her a place of refuge in his home. But the past haunts Anna in the most chilling of ways. And all too soon John realises he's made a terrible mistake...
A body is found crushed to death in the London snow. There are no footprints anywhere near. It is almost as if the man was killed by the air itself. This is the first in a series of attacks that sees a handful of London's most prominent occultists murdered. While pursuing the case, Holmes and Watson have to travel to Scotland to meet with the one person they have been told can help: Aleister Crowley.
'What manner of monster can wreak such damage? I only hope you know how it can be stopped.' The peace of an English village is shattered when a young girl withers before her friend's eyes, becoming but dust and bones. Witnessing this terrifying transformation, local physician Dr Marcus fears the village has been cursed by the presence of evil. He immediately summons his old army friend, the mysterious but powerful vampire hunter, Kronos. Together with the help of his assistant Professor Grost, Kronos has dedicated his whole life to destroying vampires. He knows that there is nothing so varied and deadly. With a vampire nothing is certain, especially how one might be able to kill it. As more and more villagers fall prey to this deadly curse, time is against him. And when it comes dangerously close to home, Kronos is faced with a terrible choice...
When Oscar Lupe appears 20,000 feet up in the air, his body is frozen solid and free-falling to earth. It shatters on impact. Soon after, a CIA Special Activities Division squad goes rogue with a cargo marked 'Torchwood' that they've been escorting from somewhere called Cardiff. The Agency puts Rex Matheson on the case. As the strange deaths pile up, Rex realises there must be experimental tech out there, but someone is obstructing him at every turn. Rex is the CIA's golden boy - but has he met his match in the evasive Mr Wynter...? Based on the hit science fiction series created by Russell T Davies, The Men Who Sold The World is a prequel to Torchwood: Miracle Day, starring John Barrowman and Eve Myles as Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper, with Mekhi Phifer as Rex Matheson.
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