“Letters from the Past” – Erica James – Audiobook Narrated by Jemma Redgrave

A new audiobook – “Letters from the Past” by Erica James – narrated by Jemma Redgrave has been released today. The listening length is 13 hours and 29 minutes.

It’s the autumn of 1962 in the idyllic Suffolk village of Melstead St Mary. Evelyn Devereux’s husband, Kit, is planning their 20th wedding anniversary party. But as they prepare to celebrate, Evelyn receives an anonymous letter that threatens to unravel the secrets she’s kept hidden for many years – secrets that reach back to the war and her days at Bletchley Park.

Evelyn’s sister-in-law, Hope, has brought joy to countless children with her best-selling books, but despite having a loving husband and caring family, happiness has never come easily to her. Then in an instant her fragile world is turned upside down when she too receives an anonymous letter. Across the village, up at Melstead Hall, Julia Devereux has married into a life beyond anything she could have dreamt of, not realising until it’s too late that it comes with a heavy price.

Meanwhile, in the sun-baked desert of Palm Springs, Romily Devereux-Temple, crime writer and former ATA pilot, is homesick for her beloved Island House, where she’s saved the day more times than she can count. On her return home, and shocked to learn what has been going on in her absence, she finds herself reluctantly confronting a secret she’s kept hidden for a very long time.

Once again Romily is challenged to save the day and hold the family together. Can she do it and maybe seize some happiness for herself at the same time?

The audiobook is available on Amazon free with an Audible trial or £20.12 if you do not have or wish to subscribe to Audible.

20th Anniversary Big Finish Audio – “The Legacy of Time” – Available Now

An epic six-part adventure celebrating 20 years of Doctor Who at Big Finish!

Time is collapsing. Incidents of chaos and devastation are appearing throughout the lives of one Time Lord and his many friends – all fallout from one terrible disaster. From Earth’s past and present to timeless alien worlds, from the cloisters of Gallifrey into the Vortex itself… The Doctor must save universal history – and he needs all the help he can get.

1. Lies in Ruins by James Goss

On a strange ruined world, a renowned archaeologist opens an ancient tomb. Only to find another archaeologist got there first. Professors Summerfield and Song unite to solve a mystery. Then the Eighth Doctor arrives, and things really become dangerous. Because their best friend isn’t quite the man River and Benny remember…

2. The Split Infinitive by John Dorney

A criminal gang appears to have recruited a member with time-bending powers. It’s a case for the Counter-Measures team – in the 1960s and the 1970s! The Seventh Doctor and Ace have their work cut out to save the day twice over, and make sure Gilmore, Rachel and Allison don’t collide with their past, or their future.

3. The Sacrifice of Jo Grant by Guy Adams

When pockets of temporal instability appear in a Dorset village, UNIT are called in. Soon, Kate Stewart and Jo Jones find themselves working alongside the Third Doctor, while Osgood battles to get them home. But this isn’t the first time UNIT has faced this threat. Only before, it seems that Jo Grant didn’t survive…

4. Relative Time by Matt Fitton

Disaster strikes inside the Time Vortex, and the Fifth Doctor is thrown together with someone from his future… someone claiming to be his daughter! Kleptomaniac Time Lord, the Nine, believes it’s his chance to steal something huge. But Jenny just wants her dad to believe in her.

5. The Avenues of Possibility by Jonathan Morris

DI Patricia Menzies is used to the strange, but even she is surprised when the eighteenth century itself falls onto her patch. Fortunately, she has the founders of modern policing to help with her enquiries. And when the Sixth Doctor and Charley arrive, they find armed and hostile forces trying to change Earth history forever.

6. Collision Course by Guy Adams

Fallout from the temporal distortions has now reached Gallifrey. To find the cause, Leela and Romana remember travels with the Fourth Doctor to the same world, at different times. The enemy is revealed, and it may take more than one Doctor to prevent the destruction of everything!

An eight-disc CD set, with a limited edition pressing of just 4,000 copies.

You can order over at Big Finish – the price is £49.99 for the CD boxset or £39.99 for the download.

Audio Archive Updated – ” A World Full of Weeping” – 2000

The Audio Archive has been updated with a one hour long radio play from 2000 called “A World Full of Weeping”. It stars Jemma Redgrave and David Threlfall and the synopsis reads:

“A mysterious Irish girl enters the lives of a couple just a few months before the arrival of their first child. They have little warning of the tragedy that this apparently gentle soul will cause them in the months to come.”

You can find links to listen/download in the Audio Archive.

“UNIT: Incursions” – Big Finish Audio – Out Now


“UNIT Incursions” is available now – priced £22.99 for CD and £19.99 for download. You can order the boxset here: “UNIT Incursions”

Big Finish have also released a rather good trailer together with a synopsis of the stories:

Threats to our planet come in many forms. Some are alien visitations, some lay dormant in Earth itself, and occasionally, danger arrives with a big gun and fantastic hair.

Whatever the threat, whoever the enemy, UNIT is ready to defend the world.

8.1 This Sleep of Death by Jonathan Morris

Abbey Marston. UNIT’s dark secret. A place where the laws of space and time, life and death, can be suspended. Where remembering the departed has consequences…

When UNIT faces a threat from a dead man, Kate has no choice but to return to Abbey Marston once more, to disturb the sleep of death. But the Static are waiting…

8.2 Tempest by Lisa McMullin

When the planet’s weather systems start behaving strangely, Osgood is worried. Soon, she and Sam Bishop are heading to a remote Scottish island where an eccentric old woman speaks to the wind itself.

Meanwhile, Kate Stewart visits a deep-sea oil-rig where strange things are afoot. A tempest is coming, and it could be disaster for the entire world.

8.3 The Power of River Song Part 1 by Guy Adams

UNIT has been assigned to monitor the switch-on of a revolutionary new power system – they know from experience such things can be tricky.

Nearby, Osgood and Lieutenant Bishop investigate mysterious disappearances – and appearances of trans-temporal phenomena. Kate would like to ask the Director some questions, but she’s proving strangely elusive… until there’s a murder.

8.4 The Power of River Song Part 2 by Guy Adams

There’s a dead body in the power station. River Song is the prime suspect. And Kate is most concerned by the identity of the victim.

Meanwhile, Sam and Jacqui chase Vikings, while Osgood finds herself out of time. As deadly predators focus their attention on Earth, it seems activating the power of River Song could spell the end of everything…

“UNIT: Incursions” – Trailer Released

Big Finish have released the trailer for “UNIT: Incursions” which is due for release this month. Looks like we don’t just have River Song…but more than one Kate Stewart…

Big Finish – “UNIT: Incursions” – Story Details

Big Finish have released more details for “UNIT: Incursions” which is released in April 2019.

8.1 This Sleep of Death by Jonathan Morris
8.2 Tempest by Lisa McMullin
8.3/8.4 The Power of River Song by Guy Adams

Threats to our planet come in many forms. Some are alien visitations, some lay dormant in Earth itself, and occasionally, danger arrives with a big gun and fantastic hair.
Whatever the threat, whoever the enemy, UNIT is ready to defend the world.

8.1 This Sleep of Death by Jonathan Morris

Abbey Marston. UNIT’s dark secret. A place where the laws of space and time, life and death, can be suspended. Where remembering the departed has consequences… When UNIT faces a threat from a dead man, Kate has no choice but to return to Abbey Marston once more, to disturb the sleep of death. But the Static are waiting…

8.2 Tempest by Lisa McMullin

When the planet’s weather systems start behaving strangely, Osgood is worried. Soon, she and Sam Bishop are heading to a remote Scottish island where an eccentric old woman speaks to the wind itself.
Meanwhile, Kate Stewart visits a deep-sea oil-rig where strange things are afoot. A tempest is coming, and it could be disaster for the entire world.

8.3 The Power of River Song part 1 by Guy Adams

UNIT has been assigned to monitor the switch-on of a revolutionary new power system – they know from experience such things can be tricky.
Nearby, Osgood and Lieutenant Bishop investigate mysterious disappearances – and appearances of trans-temporal phenomena. Kate would like to ask the Director some questions, but she’s proving strangely elusive… until there’s a murder.

8.4 The Power of River Song part 2 by Guy Adams

There’s a dead body in the power station. River Song is the prime suspect. And Kate is most concerned by the identity of the victim.
Meanwhile, Sam and Jacqui chase Vikings, while Osgood finds herself out of time. As deadly predators focus their attention on Earth, it seems activating the power of River Song could spell the end of everything…

This Sleep of Death by Jonathan Morris follows on from the Sixth Doctor’s adventure Static, the Main Range release from December 2017. What UNIT now encounter will surely conclude a truly terrifying story.

Tempest by Lisa McMullin sees the UNIT team on a mission in Scotland where oil rigs are under threat in the Hebrides, and there’s a chilling breeze in the air…

And The Power of River Song by Guy Adams will find the UNIT team helping a scientific project for total renewable energy, led by a mysterious curly-haired director. And on this mission, one of the team will make the ultimate sacrifice for time itself…

The UNIT team are back together, with Jemma Redgrave playing Kate Stewart, Ingrid Oliver as Osgood, Warren Brown as Lieutenant Sam Bishop, and James Joyce as Josh Carter. Two new recruits also join the team as Andrew French plays Sergeant Warren Calder and Ajjaz Awad plays Private Meghan Coates.

Plus Alex Kingston reprises her role as Professor River Song and Tracy Wiles reprises her role as Jacqui McGee. Also staring in this series are Hywel Morgan, Alexandra Mathie, Chris Jarman, Enzo Squillino Jnr and Leighton Pugh.

UNIT: Incursions will be released in April 2019, priced at £23 on CD or £20 on download. Don’t forget that every CD purchase unlocks a download exclusive via the Big Finish app or the Big Finish website.

Big Finish – “UNIT: Incursions” – More Details Released

Big Finish have released the cover art and some more details for the next UNIT audio boxset. “UNIT: Incursions” features Alex Kingston as River Song.

There will be three stories in the set:

This Sleep of Death by Jonathan Morris
Tempest by Lisa McMullin
The Power of River Song (a two-part story) by Guy Adams

The release date is currently April 2019 and you can pre-order on CD (£23) and Digital (£20) at the Big Finish website.