Lucy Fleming (Jenny in Survivors, and niece of James Bond creator Ian Fleming) has praised Anthony Horowitz’s new James Bond novel Trigger Mortis, which is based on original, uncompleted ideas from Fleming himself.
It was almost as if Ian had written [Trigger Mortis] himself.
It does feel like a Fleming book,” she said. “It takes place a couple of weeks after Goldfinger – Pussy’s back, which is fantastic, and we’ve got a particularly good villain in Sin – he’s absolutely horrible, a megalomaniac type, but fascinating as well… Pussy Galore is one of the iconic characters from the films and the books… It will be interesting to see what the public make of that.
Each writer has their own style, but I think Anthony is closest to Ian’s style,” said Lucy Fleming. “And he has the page-turning effect of making you think ‘what the hell is going to happen next?’… He’s worked Murder on Wheels in brilliantly – it’s woven into the whole thing. It was just a treatment, really, with the idea for the plot.”
Ahead of the release of series two of Surivors audio adventures on Tuesday 2 June 2015, Big Finish have released a podcast (available to stream and download) going behind the scenes on the making of the second series. The podcast features interviews with cast and crew, and extracts from episode.
Ahead of Tuesday’s release of our much anticipated Survivors – Series 2, here’s a short podcast that goes behind the scenes…
We talk to David Richardson, Ken Bentley, Louise Jameson, Lucy Fleming, Carolyn Seymour, Ian McCulloch, and John Banks about the origins of Survivors – Series 2, and what it was like to act, write and direct in it
Audio-drama specialists Big Finish have announced that series two of the acclaimed Survivors audio-adventures will be released (on CD and through digital download) on 2 June 2015.
Survivors – Series 2 is being released by Big Finish on June 2nd on both CD and Download, ahead of being released anywhere else in the world:
It begins with just a few people falling ill. Another flu virus that spreads around the globe. And then the reports begin that people are dying…
When most of the world's population is wiped out, a handful of survivors are left to pick up the pieces.
Cities become graveyards. Technology becomes largely obsolete. Mankind must start again…
1: Dark Rain by Ken Bentley. Introducing: Tim Treloar as Russell, Bernard Holley as Ridley Months after the plague, storms batter the country. As Abby resumes the search for her son, Jackie and Daniel fight for their lives.
2: Mother’s Courage by Louise Jameson. Introducing: Fiona Sheehan as Molly The search for Peter leads to Aberystwyth, and a community of women who have cut themselves off from the outside world. But what appears to be a safe haven could be nothing of the sort…
3: The Hunted by Ken Bentley. Introducing: Tim Bentinck as Irvin Warner Greg, Daniel and Russell need the help of survivalist Irvin Warner, who is hiding out in the Brecon Beacons. But predators are roaming in the barren countryside too…
4: Savages by Matt Fitton. Wounded, split apart and fighting for their lives, the survivors discover that survival isn’t everything…
Survivors – Series 2 is still available at the pre-order price of £25 (CD) and £20 (Download). A further three series have been announced, all of which are at the same pre-order prices.
On their Facebook page, Big Finish have today (16 May 2015) posted the first publicity shot showing the reuniting of Carolyn Seymour and Richard Heffer.
This week in the studio – Survivors: Series 3!
Ahead of next months second series, recording has just finished on the third instalment of Big Finish’s revival of the classic post-apocalyptic series – featuring a reunion between two classic characters!
Abby Grant (Carolyn Seymour) is reunited with Jimmy Garland (Richard Heffer). Both characters left the Grange at the end of the first TV series. But where will their struggle for survival take them now?
Recording of the third series of Survivors audio adventures, scheduled for release in November 2015, has completed today at Big Finish’s London studios. Producer David Richardson, actors Chase Masterston, Andrew French and John Banks and scriptwriter Andrew Smith all took to Twitter in the last couple of days whilst working in the studio.
That's #TerryNationsSurvivors Series 3 recorded. Searingly intense on microphone; shamelessly outrageous fun in the green room.
I was fortunate enough to visit the studios on Thursday (14 May), the penultimate day of recording on the series to interview cast and crew (and be mightily impressed by hearing just a glimpse of what’s in store for series three). I’ll be publishing lots of information, insight and opinion from those interviews in the week and months ahead.
Lucy Fleming (Jenny, Survivors) appears in a new play As Good A Time As Any, written and directed by Peter Gill. The play is described as:
a witty and ironic portrait of eight women on a spring morning in London. The play is divided into five choruses. The eight women are the ordinary, unheroic inhabitants of the city, who speak for the continuity of everyday life, and its inexhaustibility. The world of As Good A Time As Any is on the face of it a small one, yet it has an intensity and depth of emotion which make it feel transcendent and universal.
Fleming plays the role of Slyvia, a character described in The Guardian review (5 May 2015) of the production as ‘an upper-middle-class scatterbrain ruefully dwelling on the amorous path not taken.’ She is joined in the production by Roberta Taylor, Tessa Bell Briggs, Indira Joshi, Olivia Llewellyn, Eileen Pollock, Hayley Squires, and Sharlene Whyte.