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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!

Crowdfunding update

There have been some developments with our Blood on Satan’s Claw audio – good developments, we hope – which means that the crowdfunder has been delayed slightly. Production is still pushing ahead, and we should have some news next week.

In the meantime, you can listen to a brief snippet of Mark Gatiss and Reece Shearsmith in Blood on Satan’s Claw here

Blood on Satan’s Claw

We’ve been keeping quiet about this for a while, but finally we’re very pleased to announce that we’re remaking ‘70s horror classic Blood on Satan’s Claw on audio… with Mark Gatiss and Reece Shearsmith!

Adapted by horror writer Mark Morris, Blood on Satan’s Claw also stars the original film’s Angel Blake, Linda Hayden, alongside a stellar cast that includes Alice Lowe (Sightseers, Prevenge), John Heffernan (Ripper Street, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell), Ralph Ineson (The Witch, The Office) and Philip Hill-Pearson (Shameless, Good Cop).

Some scenes were recorded earlier this week, but we’ll be starting a crowdfunding campaign in coming weeks to finance the remainder of the project. Crowdfunders will be able to receive exclusive rewards by donating towards production costs. Keep an eye on our Facebook page in the next few days for more details.

Mark Gatiss says: “I first saw Blood on Satan’s Claw in the Friday night horror slot on Tyne Tees television, when I was a kid. I remember it vividly because it scared the life out of me. It’s so distinctly different. The pitch for the film is so strange, and it’s very much in that folk horror tradition: dark, bucolic, earthy and genuinely disquieting. It’s a fabulous tale.”

Linda Hayden added: “It’s lovely working with Reece Shearsmith and Mark Gatiss, as they’re huge fans of the film. I’m really honoured. It was always a really atmospheric piece, and the script to this new audio really captures that.”

Scriptwriter Mark Morris says: “I was first captivated by its unsettling, nightmarish atmosphere at the age of 12 or 13, since when it’s been one of my favourite horror films. I leaped at the chance, therefore, to adapt and expand the original screenplay for this new audio version, and from day one this has been a real labour of love. The calibre of the cast we’ve been able to attract to the project is phenomenal, and a testament to the film’s enduring impact. Blood on Satan’s Claw is back – and I’m incredibly proud, this time around, to be a part of it.”