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We love StoriesBig Finish produce great full-cast audio drama for CD and download, featuring many popular television fantasy series.

Originally produced and set in Scotland, The Omega Factor scared BBC TV viewers and attracted criticism from famed moralist Mary Whitehouse for its sheer levels of horror. Big Finish revived the series on audio in 2015 making three box sets set in the modern day. 

For one week only, Big Finish listeners can get the hour-long opening episode of The Omega Factor to download and keep completely free. From Beyond stars original TV actors Louise Jameson (Anne Reynolds) and Natasha Gerson (Morag). Joining them as Tom’s son Adam is John Dorney, a familiar name to Big Finish regulars.  

The Omega Factor – From Beyond by Matt Fitton 

Dr Anne Reynolds finds her life's work under threat as Department 7 faces review. Is there really any place for paranormal investigation in government?  
 
Help arrives from an unlikely source, as a young man comes to Edinburgh looking for answers. Adam Dean holds a connection to Anne's past, which will open the doors of perception and take them down a new and disturbing path... 

Praise for The Omega Factor at Big Finish:  

  • “Yet again, Big Finish has produced a powerful piece of audio drama any fan of the show or connoisseur of quality should listen to.” (Kasterborous) 
  • “This really put the actors through their paces, the material demands nothing less than a real human performance and we get it in spades from all the actors.” (Planet Mondas) 

Writer Matt Fitton said: “I wanted us to create something that’s as scary as can be through the headphones because in audio you can really get in to the listener’s mind and try and terrify them! 

“Essentially, we take the set-up of a top-secret government department that investigates the strange and uncanny, with a view to using it to gain an understanding of this ‘Omega Factor’ – with life beyond death.  

“We’ve taken that initial set-up and moved it up to the present day. Louise’s character has carried on and become head of Department 7 and we get a chance to explain what’s happened to her in the intervening period. That way, people can come to it fresh and won’t have to know the old TV series. The Omega Factor is a great framework in which to tell scary stories, in an X-Files kind of set-up.” 

Actor Louise Jameson said: “I was really thrilled when [Big Finish senior producer] David Richardson first mentioned it to me, as I always enjoyed The Omega Factor. David told me there’s so much more interest in TV from the 1970s and 80s now. And I’m really glad they let me play Anne at my own age – this way, I’m not trying to sound like a 27-year-old again and running around in a leotard!” 

For a limited time only, Big Finish listeners can also get up to up to 50% OFF volumes 1-2 of The Omega Factor series on collector’s edition CD or download, at the Weekly Deals page:

Plus, get the complete The Omega Factor series for as little as £48.00 when all three volumes are bought together. Also included in this special bundle is The Omega Factor audiobook by Jack Gerson, read by Louise Jameson.  

PLEASE NOTE physical stock for these titles will be going out of print once current copies are sold.

All the above offers end at 23:59 (UK time) on 01 November 2020. 

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