RECORDING ON THE eighth series of Survivors audio adventures, scheduled for release in November, has completed – Big Finish has reported (2 June 2018).
Carolyn Seymour (Abby Grant) and Lucy Fleming (Jenny Richards) will both be returning to their roles in the series, as will Helen Goldwyn (Ruth) and George Watkins (Craig).
Joining the Survivors‘ audio cast for the first time will be Wendy Craig and, in the role of Peter Grant, Joel James Davison.
Series eight will be jointly produced by Emma Haigh and David Richardson, with Matt Fitton returning as script editor, and Ken Bentley continuing to direct proceedings.
Christopher Hatherall returns to the Survivors writing team, and is this time round joined by established Big Finish scribes Jane Slavin and Roland Moore and newcomer Lisa McMullin.
See Big Finish’s news story in full below.
Survivors Series 8
Recording has wrapped on Series 8 of Big Finish’s audio drama of Terry Nation’s Survivors, and here are more details on the continued struggles for the survivors of The Death…
- Bandit Train by Christopher Hatherall
- Robert by Jane Slavin
- The Lost Boys by Lisa McMullin
- Village of Dust by Roland Moore
Survivors Series Eight sees actors Carolyn Seymour and Lucy Fleming reprising their TV roles as Abby Grant and Jenny. Helen Goldwyn also returns as Ruth and George Watkins returns as Craig – both characters who appeared in Survivors Series 6.
Plus actress Wendy Craig, who listeners will recognise from TV shows Nanny, Butterflies, …And Mother Makes Three and …And Mother Makes Five guest stars, and in a major twist, Joel James Davison (the son of Fifth Doctor Peter Davison) joins the ongoing series as Peter Grant, Abby’s long-lost son. Could it be that Abby and Peter will finally meet?
Survivors Series Eight is directed by Ken Bentley, script edited by Matt Fitton and produced by Emma Haigh and David Richardson. And we have a new Big Finish writer in this series as Lisa McMullin joins fellow scribes Christopher Hatherall, Jane Slavin and Roland Moore.
Survivors is based on an original concept and characters from the 1975 television series by Terry Nation (creator of the Daleks and Blake’s 7). The show ran for three seasons and was known to be as thought-provoking and character-driven as it was terrifying.
The world has ended. The ‘Death’ pandemic crossed continents, sparing only a fraction of the global population.
The survivors are now trying to pick up the pieces and rebuild society – to create a new future.
But with no cities, no laws, no technology, everyone must start over. And the worst of human nature has survived along with the best…
Survivors remains one of Big Finish’s most critically acclaimed series, with regular top mark reviews. The powerful performances and strong scripts in these tales of survival and the continuation of hope and humanity in a ravaged world must be heard to be believed.