Last night, Doctor Who - Absent Friends was a winner for Big Finish in the 2017 BBC Audio Drama Awards...
The opening story of last year's Doctor Who - Doom Coalition Series 3, Doctor Who - Absent Friends by John Dorney, starring Paul McGann, Hattie Morahan and Nicola Walker, directed by Ken Bentley - was the winner last night in the Best Online Only Audio Drama category at the 2017 BBC Audio Drama Awards.
Says producer David Richardson: "I’ve always been very proud of Absent Friends - I thought John’s script was exceptional, and Paul, Nicola and Hattie and the whole cast performed it just beautifully. Benji Clifford and Jamie Robertson did such gorgeous sound design and music, and Ken’s direction (as always) was note perfect. It has always felt like a magnificent team effort."
"I was pleased for John most of all. We all put everything we can muster into these productions, but he went one step further and channelled his grieving and his loss for his late father. The result was a script that left me sobbing after I first read it, and - from what I’ve seen - that’s how everyone else has reacted to it too."
We wish to thank everyone who wished us luck when the nominations were announced, and the listeners who enjoy what we do and always let us know.
In celebration of the win, from now until mid-day tomorrow (UK time), Doctor Who - Doom Coalition Series 3 is available at the special price of £20 on Download and £23 on CD, for this four-story set. All four series - including next month's jaw-dropping conclusion - can be found bundled together for just £80 in either format.
The Doctor's companion Liv Chenka returns to Big Finish tomorrow for Doctor Who - Short Trips: The World Beyond the Trees by Jonathan Barnes, read by Nicola Walker, a story which may have a small, passing connection to Absent Friends...
And don't forget that any fans of Big Finish's Blake's 7 releases have until midnight tonight to make use of our B735OFF discount code!
Nick and Benji present the first of our three special, holiday podcasts. Guest star: Rufus Hound (The Meddling Monk) Part 2. A special Callan interview with Frank Skinner and Ben Miles. Drama tease: The Chimes of Midnight (starring Paul McGann).