Series 3 of Big Finish's Sherlock Holmes adventures has completed its first recording block. Once again, Nicholas Briggs and Richard Earl (pictured here) star as Holmes and Watson.
The third series takes the form of a four-adventure box set entitled The Ordeals of Sherlock Holmes, featuring adventures from different stages of Holmes and Watson's lives.
'It was a really engrossing idea that writer Jonathan Barnes pitched to me when we recorded The Adventure of the Perfidious Mariner last year,' explains producer and actor Nicholas Briggs. 'Once I'd read the storylines, I was hooked and immediately commissioned the script.
'It's taken quite some time for us to schedule the recordings, mainly because I've been fiendishly busy on our Doctor Who range, with productions like Dark Eyes and The Light at the End,' continues Briggs. 'But finally, I got director Ken Bentley on board and we're now hoping for these stories to be released in December this year.'
'We feel so lucky to get Blake, as he's been working hard on Da Vinci's Demons, and of course he has an amazing track record, appearing in so many things! Just look him up!' says Briggs.
Additional to The Ordeals of Sherlock Holmes, Big Finish will also be releasing a number of download-only Conan Doyle Holmes short stories audiobooks, performed by Briggs and Earl.
Pre-orders and discount subscriber opportunities will be announced in the coming months.
Nick Briggs just has time for a podcast before dashing off somewhere even more thrilling, and Paul Spragg is handily in the office to aid and abet in a look at the month's releases. Plus: competition results - and a new one to enter!