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Miss Marple meets The League of Gentlemen with a pinch of Midsomer Murders! Get the complete first episode of Shilling & Sixpence Investigate – The Missing Year, free to download for one week only.
In recent months, Big Finish has released a selection of giveaways entitled Weekly Freebies. These are made available to download exclusively from the Big Finish web site’s Weekly Deals page.
Each story can be unlocked by anyone who has registered for a Big Finish account (which is free to create) and played on the Big Finish listening app (which is free to install). Accompanying each free release is a selection of discounts on related titles.
This week’s Weekly Freebie is: Shilling & Sixpence Investigate – The Missing Year by Nigel Fairs.
February 1939. Desmund Shilling arrives in Morlington Hill, deep in the heart of Cornwall, having been given the post of Head of English at Morlington School for Girls by the hearty headmistress Lavinia Sixpence.
Not far away, at Boothby Hall, Inspector Cribbage and Sergeant Salt are investigating the horrific murder of Lord Pluck - who is to blame? His grieving widow, Lady Penelope? His impetuous son, Viscount Robert? The no-nonsense cook or the handsome young school caretaker Joseph?
Miss Sixpence and Mr Shilling mount their own investigation, and very soon, horrible truths come to light...
Featuring an all-star cast – Celia Imrie (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Nanny McPhee), David Warner (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Titanic) and Samuel Clemens (Surgery, Say No) – this first episode of the Shilling & Sixpence saga is “intricate and multi-layered, full of misdirects, dramatic deceptions and unexpected revelations” (Cultbox).
Based on the “murder mystery serial” that has been running for over 21 years (new episodes performed every month in country houses, steam trains, jailhouses, castles and restaurants throughout the UK), Shilling & Sixpence Investigate takes place in a sometimes quirky, sometimes dark world where nobody is quite whom they seem.
Writer Nigel Fairs said: “Both Shilling and Sixpence see the world in very different ways; Mr Shilling coming from teaching a boys’ school and Miss Sixpence seeing the world as headmistress in a girls’ school. Together they make a smashing crime-solving duo! Although there are moments of light, there are also moments of character, darkness and tears.”
Shilling & Sixpence Investigate – The Missing Year was originally released in September 2018 as part of the Big Finish Originals range.
For a very limited time, all of the full-cast audio drama series in the Big Finish Originals range are available to download and own at up to 50% OFF, at the Weekly Deals page.
Big Finish listeners can save even more money with the complete Big Finish Originals bundle, which includes all of the following full-cast audio drama series for just £90: ATA Girl 1, Cicero Series 1, Jeremiah Bourne in Time, Shilling and Sixpence Investigate, Blind Terror, Transference and The Human Frontier 1.
Plus, both volumes of ATA Girl are available together in a discounted bundle HERE, priced £19.50.
All the above offers end at 23:59 (UK time) on 11 October 2020.