More details released of series eight of Big Finish Survivors audios

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MORE DETAILS OF the cast and storylines of the forthcoming eighth series of Survivors audio adventures have been released by Big Finish.

This next series of four adventures focuses on Abby Grant (Carolyn Seymour) and Jenny Richards (Lucy Fleming). As well as the returning characters of of Ruth (Helen Goldwyn) and Craig (George Watkins) and a guest spot by Wendy Craig, Big Finish have confirmed that Abby and her son Peter (Joel James Davison) will be reunited in this series – although there is no guarantee that their reunion will be a joyous one.

Returning scriptwriters Christopher Hatherall and Roland Moore are joined by first-time Survivors audio writers Jane Slavin (who also features in the cast) and Lisa McMullin.

Series eight of Surivors audios will be released in November 2018.

Survivors 8 – Cast and Story Details

More details have been released on the next volume of Survivors (Series Eight) due for release this November. Society is being rebuilt and reunions will take place, but people have changed since the ‘Death’…

Prepare to return to the powerful and sinister world of Survivors, in Series Eight of one of Big Finish’s most critically acclaimed releases.



Society is slowly rebuilding. Abby and Jenny are transporting supplies between settlements. Craig is learning how to run the steam engines on lines cleared by Greg Preston.

But there are still those who just want to take. And their train is about to come under attack…


Once, Robert Malcolm had a complicated life. His wife in an institution, his girlfriend running a struggling business, he was out of the army and without a place in the world.

When the Death came, it meant many things to many people. For Robert, it meant freedom.


Peter Grant is alive. He is with Robert Malcolm’s army of boy soldiers, learning to survive. Building a better future.

But medic Ruth has her suspicions when she visits the camp. And Craig is about to find out what it takes to become a recruit.


Abby, still desperate for the reunion she’s been seeking for years, now knows that Peter is part of an army.

Meanwhile, Jenny realises that someone is drawing plans against her budding Federation. A war is coming, and mother and son are on different sides.

Survivors Series Eight sees actors Carolyn Seymour and Lucy Fleming reprising their TV roles as Abby Grant and Jenny Richards. Helen Goldwyn also returns as Ruth and George Watkins returns as Craig – both characters previously appeared in Survivors Series Six. 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 Joel James Davison (the son of Fifth Doctor Peter Davison) joins the ongoing series as Peter Grant, Abby’s long-lost son in a major twist. They’ll finally be reunited, but will Peter be happy to see his mother again?

Other cast members, Hywel Morgan plays Robert Malcolm, Gyuri Sarossy plays Derek Gibb, Richard Popple plays Kilby, Homer Todiwala plays Scotty, Susie Emmett plays Twig, Jane Slavin (as well as writing an episode) plays Julia and Mrs Brock, Vikash Bhai plays Jesus, Isla Carter plays Cayla Kenny, Eddie Eyre plays Seth Pilkington, Katherine Rose Morley plays Sonia Meadows and Susan Hingley plays Jiao Li.

You can pre-order Survivors Series Eight today at £25 on CD or £20 on download. Or save money in a bundle and pre-order Series Eight and Nine together at £50 on CD or £40 on download.

If you’re new to the world of Survivors you can listen to Survivors: Revelation by Matt Fitton, the first episode from Survivors Series One, on a free download from Big Finish.

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