As I’ve written before, as one of the former producers of the series (along with my great chum, Mark Wright) I was chuffed to little pieces to be asked to contribute to the series by the new man in charge, Scott Handcock.
I’ve written story six, High Spirits, which is a spooky tale of ghosts in outer space. I listened to it recently and am pleased to say that Scott’s team, including Neil Gardner on sound design, has done an amazing job. It sounds wonderful, unlike any Iris adventure there has been.
Here’s info about all eight of the stories:
1. Comeback of the Scorchies by James Goss
One-hit ‘80s wonder, Brian Bonamy, is back – and he’s wowing the crowds of Margate! But when Iris and Captain Turner take in the show, they quickly realise something else is behind his success… and that Iris is still under contract!
2. Dark Side by Nick Campbell
Needing a break from adventuring, Iris decides to return to her former home -Pink Gables – where she is more than a little surprised to discover that unearthly forces have subsequently taken up residence.
3. Oracle of the Supermarket by Roy Gill
Cassie Burdock works on the till in the local branch of Fergusons. She thinks she’s nothing special, that she’s just like everyone else… until one day, she finds that she can predict the future with unnerving accuracy.
4. Murder At The Abbey by Mark B. Oliver
After witnessing the death of one of their friends, Iris and Captain Turner turn sleuth to get to the bottom of things. But just who would want to commit such a beastly crime… and why? Wildthyme is on the case!
5. The Slots of Giza by Hamish Steele
The Giza is the Hawkhead Nebula’s premier casino experience: Vegas on an intergalactic scale! But when one of Iris’s fellow slotters dies at her machine, she and Captain Turner quickly learn that the Giza’s guests are gambling with their lives.
6. High Spirits by Cavan Scott
When Iris lands the bus on the infamous Garden in the Clouds, she and Captain Turner are expecting a world of peace and tranquility. Instead, they arrive on a world plagued by hauntings, where they ghosts want to lay them to rest.
7. An Extraterrestiral Werewolf in Belgium by Scott Handcock
After an unexpected incident with a transdimensional entity in the 1970s, Iris makes an emergency landing in Flanders, where legends of an ancient wolf-like bogeyman soon prove to be frighteningly real.
8. Looking for a Friend by Paul Magrs
In a bar in central London, a strangely-dressed woman reappears night after night, drowning her sorrows and searching for a friend she left behind…
Big Finish have released a trailer for the boxset. Go to the Iris Wildthyme webpage to hear it and order your copy.