Jeremiah Bourne in Time, a new series by Nigel Planer and the next of our Big Finish Originals range, is out now. A time-travel tale with twists and turns, plus an all-star cast – this series should not be missed!
Jeremiah Bourne in Time is released today.
Jeremiah Bourne is a boy with a remarkable gift. He can travel in time. Not by using a time machine, or stepping through a dimensional portal. It just happens to him, as though by accident. One minute he’s in the present day, the next, he’s a hundred years in the past, standing in the London of 1910.
Jeremiah has two questions; how did he get there – and how can he get back? On his quest for the answers, he enlists the help of Phyllis Stokes of The Society for Theosophical Research and her equally eccentric brother, Roger Allcot Standish, magistrate, spiritualist and dedicated nudist. He encounters the sadistic Mr and Mrs Grout and the ruthless Ed Viney, thief, gang member and slitter of throats. And he arouses the disapproval of Clementina Quentinbloom, the head of a home for ‘Fallen Girls’, by befriending Daisy Wallace, a girl ahead of her time.
Can Jeremiah get home? What is the connection between Clementina’s establishment and Doctor Henry Davenant Hythe, the humanitarian and eugenicist? And does Jeremiah’s gift of time travel have something to do with his mother’s sudden disappearance, all those years ago…
Barnaby Edwards, director, let us know what it was like recording Jeremiah Bourne in Time: “Without a doubt, this is one of the most impressive casts it’s ever been my pleasure to work with. I’d love to say it was because we had a massive budget. We didn’t. What we did have was an amazing script by Nigel Planer – and that’s what brought in the talent.
“Nigel wrote all the characters as if he himself were to be playing them, furnishing them with wonderful lines and fully-rounded personas. As a consequence, every role is a gem.”
Nigel says: “Jeremiah Bourne in Time is a very personal take on how I see the world. I’ve been working on it since about 1857 and I think it’s just about ready to share.”
“Nigel Planer first suggested Jeremiah Bourne to me when we worked together on The First Men in the Moon, almost a year ago,” says producer David Richardson. “He sent me some early drafts of the script, and I thought it was delightful. Funny, warm, complex, dark… and just a riveting ride, in the company of a character you really wanted to spend time with. I’m so thrilled we’ve had the opportunity to make this outstanding and exciting series at Big Finish.”
You can find more information about the illustrious cast of this release here
Jeremiah Bourne in Time is available now priced at £17 a download (only).
Keep checking the Big Finish website for more information on the other upcoming Big Finish Originals.