Grandma Guignol

Today we’re launching our very first podcast: Grandma Guignol.

Told over eight weekly episodes, it’s the story of a strange new landlady in the seaside town of Whitby: a lady with a tall black beehive, nasty scars about her person and a very chequered past…

Some of you might recognise the description as being uncannily similar to The Brenda and Effie Mysteries, a series we released a couple of years ago, starring Anne Reid and written by Paul Magrs.

That’s because that’s exactly what this is! Despite getting great reviews, and picking up Gold at the New York Radio Awards, almost no-one heard it. So we’re hoping to give it a new lease of life as a podcast. If it gets enough listeners, then we’re also hoping that maybe we’ll be able to make another series.

But it’s all down to you. We need you to subscribe on iTunes, and get us up the charts. Please, please do… every subscriber counts!

Subscribe on iTunes here or on all good podcatchers!


Hellbound Heart release date

The Hellbound Heart is now available to pre-order.

Starring Alice Lowe (Prevenge, Sightseers), Tom Meeten (The Ghoul) and Neve McIntosh (Doctor Who), this is a full-cast adaptation of award-winning author Clive Barker’s novella (adapted for the screen as the classic horror movie Hellraiser), by Paul Kane (Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell).

The Hellbound Heart is released on April 27, and available to pre-order here.


Hellbound Heart cast announced

Announcing our principal cast for Clive Barker’s The Hellbound Heart: Alice Lowe (Prevenge, Sightseers) as Kirsty, Tom Meeten (The Ghoul) as Frank/Rory, and Neve McIntosh (Doctor Who) as Julia!


Blood on Satan’s Claw release date

Happy New Year! And with it we bring news of our first release for 2018: Blood on Satan’s Claw.

Starring Mark Gatiss, Reece Shearsmith, Linda Hayden, Alice Lowe, Thomas Turgoose, Ralph Ineson and many more, our audio remake of the folk horror classic will be released via Audible in just two weeks time. (You’ll also be able to buy it on CD or download from June)

It’s our biggest project to date, and we can’t wait till everyone gets to hear it. It’s out on January 16th.


Black Friday!

Apparently, it’s something called ‘Black Friday’ today. So to mark this age-old custom, we’re knocking a gargantuan 40% off everything. Yes, everything! We’re informed that Black Friday lasts for four days, so you have until Monday 27th November to pick some audio drama bargains.


Halloween Sale

It’s Friday 13th. It’s October. Which only means one thing – our HALLOWEEN SALE!

To kick things off, we’re offering Hammer Chillers on CD for just £6.66!

That’s over three hours of terrifying audio drama, across 4 CDs, from the likes of Stephen Volk (Ghostwatch), Stephen Gallagher (The Eleventh Hour), Christopher Fowler (The Bryant and May Mysteries), Paul Magrs (The Brenda and Effie Mysteries), comedian Robin Ince (Radio 4’s The Infinite Monkey Cage) and Mark Morris (Blood on Satan’s Claw). Beware – it’ll scare your socks off.


Baker’s End Sale

The fourth instalment of Baker’s End, The Happenstance Pox, is out on October 6th, so for the next couple of weeks we’re offering Baker’s End 1, 2 and 3 for the bargain price of £6.99 on CD, and £4.99 on download.

If you haven’t heard them yet, then now’s your chance! The King of Cats, Gobbleknoll Hall and Tatty Bogle all feature the magnificent Tom Baker alongside Katy Manning and Susan Jameson, and are available to buy here


The Hellbound Heart

We have such sights – well, sounds – to show you…

Today marks thirty years since the UK release of Clive Barker’s horror classic, Hellraiser. So it seems a good day to announce that we’re producing a full-cast audio adaptation of the source novel, The Hellbound Heart.

Adapted by Paul Kane (Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell, Before) and with the approval of Clive Barker, The Hellbound Heart will be released in early 2018.

Paul Kane says: ‘I’m truly delighted and honoured to have been asked to bring my favourite book to life in a way that’s never been done before. I can’t wait till Hellraiser fans hear this fresh take on a horror classic!’


Colin Baker joins Baker’s End

Colin Baker – the Sixth Doctor himself – has joined the cast of Baker’s End!

The first series of Baker’s End starred acting legend Tom Baker as a fictionalised version of himself, who fakes his own death and returns to fight such terrible foes as Klacky the Dragon, the Sinister Presence and the Queen of Hell, all the while dressed as a giant cat. The third episode, Tatty Bogle, climaxed with Tom running into a blazing Book Tower, to save his magical library.

All looked bleak… but the King of Cats has nine lives! Now Colin Baker is stepping into the giant cat costume for a fourth adventure, The Happenstance Pox.

Writer Paul Magrs says: “Welcome to Happenstance, Colin Baker! How fantastic it was to see this wonderful actor relish the opportunity to do something that’s just unbridled silliness from beginning to end; to hear him relish the tongue twisters and florid nonsense of my dialogue; and to watch him leap unbounded into all the naughtiness. And how well he fitted in with our leading ladies – Sue and Katy – who welcomed him gleefully into our lovely gang.”

Baker’s End: The Happenstance Pox stars Colin Baker, Katy Manning and Susan Jameson, alongside Alastair Petrie (Rogue One, Utopia) and Margaret Cabourn-Smith (Miranda, John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme). It will be released on CD and download on October 6th 2017, and you can pre-order it here


Baker’s End 4

Tom Baker was last spotted running into a burning book tower at the end of Baker’s End: Tatty Bogle… so what happened next?

Changes are afoot at Baker’s End… all will be revealed this Wednesday 16th August!