Audio Aficionado

Shortly after becoming a commuter I became a big fan of audio.I have been posting most of my audio reviews over at my Aficionado blog but am now in the process of porting them over to this blog for the sake of ease of use.

Philip Marlowe – Classic Chandler
In 2011 the BBC radio broadcast its ‘Classic Chandler’ season, which amongst documentaries and dramas devoted to writer Raymond Chandler also produced adaptations of his romantic hardboiled novels featuring Toby Stephens as the iconic private investigator Philip Marlowe.

Jago & Litefoot
A continuing series of fantastical ‘infernal investigations’ set in the Baghdad on the Thames atmosphere of Late Victorian London, reuniting Christopher Benjamin and Trevor Baxter as the fruity duo first featured in the 1977 Tom Baker Doctor Who serial, The Talons of Weng-Chiang.

Sapphire & Steel
In this series time is the enemy, a force that tries to break through into every day reality and wreak havoc and our eponymous heroes are elementals tasked with stopping these spooky breakages. Originally a TV series originally shown from 1979 to 1982 with Joanna Lumley and David McCallum as the leads, the audio series was produced from 2005 to 2008 with David Warner and Susannah Harker taking over for a total of 15 new adventures.

Both of these are audio spin-offs of TV dramas produced by Big Finish – for more details of their sterling work, visit their homepage at: www.bigfinish.com

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