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For The Love Of StoriesBig Finish produce fantastic full-cast audio dramas for CD and download.

Star Cops – the brainchild of the late Doctor Who and Blake's 7 writer Chris Boucher – first aired in 1987 on BBC Two. Set in the near-future of 2027, when space travel is commonplace, it followed the crime-fighting activities of the International Space Police Force.   

The show was originally broadcast in weekly instalments, and now Big Finish is recapturing that feel with a brand-new six-part mini-series event, Blood Moon, being released monthly between January and June 2024.  

Expect murder, kidnappings, and exciting cliff-hangers as original cast members David Calder (Commander Nathan Spring), Trevor Cooper (Inspector Colin Devis), and Linda Newton (Acting Chief Superintendent Pal Kenzy) return to investigate alongside Philip Olivier (Inspector Paul Bailey) and Lynsey Murrell (Inspector Alice Okoro).  

Each episode of Star Cops – Blood Moon is available to pre-order on collector’s edition CD (+ download for just £10.99 each) or as a digital download only (for just £8.99) exclusively here

Early-bird discount: for a limited time, the complete mini-series can be pre-ordered in a bundle at the special early-bird price of £50 (on collector’s edition CD + download) or £40 (download only).  

From 16 October 2023, standard pre-order bundle pricing of £54 (on collector’s edition CD + download) or £45 (download only) will apply.  

Please note: the collector’s edition CDs are strictly limited to a pressing of just 1,000 per episode.  

Script editor Andrew Smith, who had a police career spanning four decades, said: “Star Cops is always a treat to come back to. The concept, established by the late Chris Boucher in his 1987 TV series, provides a rich dramatic canvas for us.   

“There are so many stories that can be told about policing near-Earth space in the near future, stories that are told in a gritty, realistic way, and the writers never fail to deliver.  

"And of course we have such wonderful regular characters, including our three leads from the original TV series, to tell those stories through. Nathan Spring, Colin Devis and Pal Kenzy are a pleasure to write for, especially with David Calder, Trevor Cooper and Linda Newton back in those original roles.” 

It’s the near future, and mankind has expanded its presence in space. Maintaining law and order beyond Earth is the responsibility of the International Space Police Force, known colloquially as the Star Cops. Their leader is Commander Nathan Spring. 

A Star Cop investigation into a murder on Earth leads to an amazing revelation. The team’s resilience is tested as the fallout affects their next cases. 

The titles and writers of the six gripping adventures in the Star Cops – Blood Moon mini-series are:   

I Was Killed Yesterday by Andrew Smith
Daughters of Death by Nicola Baldwin 
Troubled Waters by Una McCormack 
A Cage of Sky by James Swallow 
London Zone by Andrew Smith
Devis by Roland Moore 

All the above prices include the special pre-order discount and are subject to change after general release.

Please note that Big Finish is currently operating a digital-first release schedule. The mailout of collector’s edition CDs will be delayed, but all purchases of this release unlock a digital copy that can be immediately downloaded or played on the Big Finish app from the release date.

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