‘Doctor Ruth’ to return in series six of Big Finish Survivors audios

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The character of doctor Ruth Anderson (Survivors series one and two) will return to the world of Survivors in the sixth series of Big Finish’s audio adventures scheduled for release in June 2017, the company has confirmed today. Ruth will be voiced by Big Finish ensemble regular Helen Goldwyn. Series six will be set in the timeline of the third TV series, and (staying true to the TV canon) will feature the separate storylines of Abby Grant (Carolyn Seymour), Jenny Richard (Lucy Fleming) and Greg Preston (Ian McCulloch).

Series five of Survivors audio adventures will be released next week.

Survivors – series six news

Ahead of this month’s fifth series of Survivors, we give a glimpse of the release that follows…

Our audio dramas of Terry Nation’s Survivors will return in June 2017 for a sixth box set of stories.

“This time our adventures will be set during the third season of the TV show,” says producer David Richardson. “Our three lead characters have gone their separate ways: Greg is in Norway, Jenny is left behind in the UK and Abby – who hasn’t seen them for many months – is forging her own path. All three leads appear in the box set. But will their paths cross at all?”

A popular character from the TV series returns in this set: Ruth, a young doctor originally played by Annie Irving and later by Celia Gregory. For audio, Ruth is now played by Helen Goldwyn, who has performed with Big Finish since its earliest years, and who also directed our recent release Doctor Who: The Memory Bank.

“Helen is such an accomplished actor,” says David. “When we were recasting Ruth, we wanted someone who could capture the essence of the character defined by Annie Irving and then Celia Gregory in the TV series. Helen watched some episodes of the TV series and then, of course, did it brilliantly and gives a fantastic performance in our second episode The Trapping Pit, which is written by Christopher Hatherall.”

Survivors – Series 6 will be released next year, and can be pre-ordered at the special pre-release prices of £20 on Download or £25 for a CD version which also unlocks digital access. Due next week, Survivors – Series 5 is at the same pricing until its general release at the end of the year:

Check out our entire range of Survivors releases here, and our recent podcast interview with star Carolyn Seymour.


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