Sheridan Smith returns to Doctor Who as Lucie Miller in a new Doctor Who Short Trip - Flashpoint!
Our latest release in the Short Trips range sees the return of a popular Big Finish companion to Paul McGann's Eighth Doctor, Lucie Miller. Last seen in the Short Trip Curse of the Fugue, this month’s Flashpoint brings Sheridan Smith back in full force!
Cerberin: the famous storm world. Seen from space, it’s a spectacle of light and colour that draws tourists in their thousands.
Escaping an attack by gangster assassins, and separated from the Doctor, Lucie Miller finds herself stranded on the surface. The killers are in pursuit, she has a child to protect, and lightning is striking all around.
Then a shape approaches through the storm, moving with heavy footsteps...
We talked to Ian Atkins, producer and script editor, on bringing back Sheridan to Big Finish, "It had proved so difficult for Sheridan to find a space in her schedule that it was only when the car arrived at the studio and Sheridan stepped out (complete with her dog!) that I believed this was going to happen after all. Right from the off she expressed her fondness for the Lucie Miller character, and this was abundantly clear the moment she got into the booth and started on Andrew Smith's thrilling Flashpoint."
"Andrew and I had wanted something different to Sheridan's other reading for the day - the already-released Curse of the Fugue - and if this one was going to be first person then we needed to really give her something to run with. And she barely stops running, while also getting some emotional beats for Lucie which are performed effortlessly and beautifully. It was the Eighth Doctor/Lucie Miller stories which brought me to Big Finish as a listener, and in being able to produce a new one (sort of) I felt like I'd come full circle. No Andrew Smith pun intended!"
You can get this Short Trip now at £2.99 a download, which works great with the Big Finish app, available for iOS or Android. You can also get the monthly Short Trips as a subscription, saving you the cost of two Short Trips a year!
To hear more about Sheridan's time in the studio, check out this Big Finish podcast with a behind the scenes report from recording!
Coming out in August, the next adventure in the Short Trips range, The British Invasion, read by Patrick Troughton’s Second Doctor companion, Wendy Padbury.
A huge metal dome sits by the side of the river Thames, within it is a device that might change the entire future of humanity. The Doctor, Zoe and Jamie embark on a small act of kindness but the TARDIS seems oddly unwilling to help. It’s as if it knows the truth. There is something waiting here, something adaptable and cunning, gathering its strength to conquer the stars.
Nick and Benji can’t wait to welcome you into the Big Finish world of audiobooks and audio drama. Guest stars: Big Finish composers Jamie Robertson and Howard Carter. Drama Tease: The Dalek Occupation of Winter (an adventure for the First Doctor).