Our adaptation of folk-horror classic Blood on Satan’s Claw has won Gold for Best Drama Special at last night’s (June 18) prestigious New York Radio Awards.
The New York Festivals Radio Programming Awards recognise the world’s best work in radio broadcasting, awarding radio stations and independent producers from over 30 countries. The awards ceremony was held at Manhattan Penthouse on Fifth Avenue and is considered to be the ‘Oscars’ of radio. This is the third time that Bafflegab have won Gold at the awards, winning Best Audiobook in 2015 for The Brenda and Effie Mysteries, and in 2017 for Baker’s End.
Writer Mark Morris says: ‘Winning this award is a huge honour, and I couldn’t be more delighted. Blood on Satan’s Claw is a seminal film for me – I first saw it when I was twelve – and so to get the chance to adapt it for audio was a dream come true. And then to work with such a brilliant cast, director, sound engineer and composer, and *then* to win this award… well, my cup runneth over! Heartfelt thanks to everyone who came with us on this amazing journey, and who have supported our efforts. Now all I have to do is find a time machine and go back to 1975 to tell that twelve-year old kid what would one day come to pass….’
Producer and director Simon Barnard says: ‘I say this every year, but this really is a lovely surprise. Who’d have thought this strange tale about the Devil growing new skin on the bodies of 17th century teenagers would prove a hit with an international prize jury? Making Blood on Satan’s Claw has been a wonderful experience from start to finish, from first reading Mark’s brilliant adaptation, through working with talent such as Mark Gatiss, Reece Shearsmith and Alice Lowe, to hearing the amazing work from sound designer Simon Robinson and composer Edwin Sykes, and then reaching such a huge audience with the support of Audible Studios. Winning this is the icing on the cake.’
Blood on Satan’s Claw is available from Audible now. It will be released on CD and download by Bafflegab next Friday, June 29th.
We’re taking a break until 15th June, so all CD orders will be posted after then. Downloads will be sent as normal.
Blood on Satan’s Claw is now available to pre-order on CD. Already available via Audible, our adaptation of the 1971 cult classic will be released on June 29th on both CD and download. Written by Mark Morris and starring Mark Gatiss, Reece Shearsmith, Alice Lowe, John Heffernan, Ralph Ineson and Linda Hayden, you can pre-order it right now.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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