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Out Now: Big Finish’s Doctor Who – Static

A unique electrical disturbance that makes you want to cover your ears, like hiding behind the sofa – just in time for the Christmas period. Everybody should fear what Static can cause.
The third and final part of the latest Sixie trilogy with Constance Clarke (Miranda Raison) and Flip Jackson (Lisa Greenwood), nothing is the same anymore for the trio.
Here’s the official synopsis:

Deep in the heart of nowhere, near a place called Abbey Marston, there’s a caravan site. The perfect place to get away from it all. Close by, there’s a stone circle they used for human sacrifice in olden times. A little further afield, there’s an old RAF research station, where they did hushhush things in the War.

There’s only one rule: the use of radios, cassette recorders and portable televisions is strictly forbidden.

People come here to get away from it all, you see. No-one wants to hear the noise. No-one wants to hear the voices in the static…

No-one wants to hear the ghosts.

Writer, Jonathan Morris explains:

”It was late October 2016, that I came up with the idea for Static. Or rather, a way of fitting together all the ideas I had floating around in my head. I remember going out for a run when this incredibly thick mist came down. So thick I genuinely couldn’t see more than a couple of yards ahead. I found myself stuck in this silent, white void, completely cut off from anything else. I started thinking about things that might come out of the mist; what would be the most terrifying thing I could imagine?

“And then, within the next ten minutes or so, all of my ideas suddenly locked together. I had my setting, my characters, my story structure and some scary scenes all worked out by the time I got home. It’s amazing how being cold, tired and caught in some fog concentrates the mind.”

The audio also stars Scott Chambers as Andy Clover/ Sergeant Webster, Pippa Nixon as Joanna Nash, Jo Woodcock as Susannah Nash, David Graham as Percy Till, Brian Protheroe as Captain Hardwick, and Chris Dale as Soldiers/ Static.
Directed by Jamie Anderson, Static is available to buy on CD (£14.99) or Download (£12.99) exclusively from Big Finish. It goes on general sale on January 31st 2018.

Andrew Hsieh

Aspiring screenwriter with Asperger's syndrome, and lifelong Whovian since (shortly after) Christopher Eccleston's reign, Andrew has written and co-edited short story anthologies for Divergent Wordsmiths. Plus, he lives near Bannerman Road.

Out Now: Big Finish’s Doctor Who – Static

by Andrew Hsieh time to read: 2 min
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