Out Now – Big Finish’s Class: The Audio Adventures Volumes One and Two

It’s back to Class! Big Finish invites you to Coal Hill Academy where, in between double Maths and Physics you just might come face to face with a horde of unholy monsters pouring in from a rip in time and space.

Set during the TV series, which was created by YA author Patrick Ness, six new adventures, spread across two volumes, this extra lesson in the Class universe sees the original TV cast Greg Austin, Fady Elsayed, Sophie Hopkins, Vivian Oparah, Jordan Renzo and Katherine Kelly return alongside Seventh Doctor companion, Ace, played once again by Sophie Aldred, and the Daleks.

The synopsis for Volume One are:

Gifted by Roy Gill

When a talent scout arrives in Shoreditch, Ram (Fady Elsayed) sees an opportunity to further his goals, whilst April (Sophie Hopkins) strikes up a friendship with new boy, Thomas Laneford. Their choices draw all three to Carterhaugh House – but who is the mysterious Mab that waits for them there…

Life Experience by Jenny T Colgan

After signing up for work experience at Sevelin Laboratories, Tanya (Vivian Oparah) and Ram find themselves thrust into the world of medical research. But dark secrets lie at the heart of Sevelin Industries – and not everyone can make it out alive…

Tell Me You Love Me by Scott Handcock

The school day has ended. Charlie (Greg Austin) and Matteusz (Jordan Renzo) find themselves alone – though not quite as alone as they first believed. Three little words could mean the difference between life and death… and Quill (Katherine Kelly) is the only person they can turn to.

The synopsis for Volume Two are:

Everyone Loves Reagan by Tim Foley

When Reagan Harper joins Coal Hill Academy, everybody instantly loves her – everybody except for April. Is there really more to Reagan than meets the eye? Or are there other forces at work in Coal Hill?

Now You Know… by Tim Leng

Following a series of freak attacks on staff and pupils, Tanya and Matteusz find themselves investigating a mystery that dates back to the 1960s. Together, they hope to solve it – even if that means turning on one another to do so…

In Remembrance by Guy Adams

When an alarm is triggered at Coal Hill Academy, Quill and Charlie encounter a mysterious intruder prowling around school premises. Worse, they also encounter a Dalek. Their only hope of survival lies with the stranger: a woman who calls herself ‘Ace’…

Speaking to Big Finish, director and producer Scott Handcock, shares the story behind the audio revival of Class:

“It’s a real thrill having brought Torchwood back on audio, to do the same all over again with another slice of the Doctor Who universe, and to play in a world created by Patrick Ness. The characters and their relationships are key to the success of a series like Class, and the intimacy of the audio medium allows us to bring that to the fore.

“We’ve had a great deal of fun reuniting the original cast for the audio series, telling brand-new stories set within the TV run, whilst tackling a host of alien menaces. Of course I couldn’t resist linking up to the Doctor Who universe, and bringing Ace and the Daleks into the world of Class has been an absolute treat. And for full authenticity, we’re lucky to have series composer Blair Mowat return to the world of Class as well.”

You can pick up Class: The Audio Adventures Volumes One and Two on CD and download for £20 and £15 respectively or why not pick up both as a bundle on CD or download for £38 and £28 from Big Finish.