In really exciting news, three Big Finish audio dramas have been nominated for the BBC Audio Drama Awards. The Awards were established in 2012 to celebrate the quality of on-air and online audio drama.

The shortlist has been announced, with the finalists being announced on the 4th January 2018. The winners will be revealed at a special awards ceremony on the 28th January.

The first nomination is for legendary actor, and War Doctor, John Hurt, for his performance as Griffin in H.G Wells’ The Invisible Man.

The Invisible Man.

In the midst of a snowstorm, a stranger arrives in an English country inn, seeking solitude. Soon, inexplicable goings-on at the Coach and Horses bring fear to the village.
Two very different men – the scholarly Dr Kemp and gentleman-of-the-road Thomas Marvel – are drawn into terrible events beyond their understanding.
A man named Griffin has defied the laws of nature, and is about to embark on a reign of terror. For he is… The Invisible Man.
The Invisible Man was adapted for Big Finish from the classic novel by HG Wells by Jonathan Barnes, directed by Ken Bentley and produced by David Richardson, with sound design by Matthew Cochrane and music by Jamie Robertson.  It is available for the next 24 hours at £12 on CD or £10 to download.
The other two nominations are in the same category, Best Online or Podcast Audio Drama. Firstly, for I Met a Man Today by Nicholas Briggs, the opening episode of The Prisoner Volume 2.

The Prisoner Volume 2.

Exhausted after a daring escape from the Village, Six returns to London to find a woman living in his home. Despite being fearful that this could be yet another trick by those who run the Village, he dares to take the risk and starts to get to know her… Meanwhile, those running British Intelligence have their own agenda.

Directed by Nicholas Briggs and produced by Scott Handcock, with sound design by Iain Meadows, original music by Jamie Robertson, and starring Mark Elstob and Lucy Briggs-Owen, you can now buy the complete 5-disc The Prisoner Volume 2 for just £25 on CD, or £20 on Download.

The final nomination, in the same category, is for the Big Finish adaptation of King Lear.

In an ancient Britain of warring nobles and sibling rivalries, power is a precarious thing. When the ageing King Lear declares that he will divide his kingdom in three to prevent future strife, he unwittingly sets in motion a chain of events that will unravel into treachery, horror, conflict and death.
Renowned for its pathos and poetry as much as for its savage violence, Shakespeare’s wildest tragedy remains as thrilling and relevant today as when it was first performed. King Lear is a tale of politics, ambition, greed, vanity, betrayal, love, pride, madness, war and bloody vengeance.

King Lear features an outstanding ensemble cast, including David Warner as Lear, with Louise Jameson as Goneril, Lisa Bowerman as Regan and Finty Williams as Cordelia. The director was Barnaby Edwards, with sound design and music by Howard Carter.  It is available for the next 24 hours at £13 on CD or £11 for download.

These special prices are only available until 6pm UK time on Wednesday 22nd November 2017 – so don’t miss out. Go and check them out at www.bigfinish.com

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