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It’s crime time for the Star Cops
The Star Cops are back on shift and Collective bargaining isn’t going to stop the latest miscreants. A brand-new full-cast audio drama box set is released today.
In Star Cops – The High Frontier: 2, we rejoin Commander Nathan Spring (David Calder) and his ISPF colleagues Pal Kenzy (Linda Newton), Colin Devis (Trevor Cooper) and Paul Bailey (Philip Olivier) as they attempt to break an organised crime group known as the Collective.
Among the guest cast for this latest volume of space detective adventures are Laura Rollins (Doctors), Lynsey Murrell (EastEnders) and Wilf Scolding (Andor, The One).
The three stories are now available to own for just £19.99 (as a collector’s edition CD box set + download) or £16.99 (as a download only), exclusively here.
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.
Nathan and his team step up their investigations into the secretive and ruthless criminal organisation known as the Collective. As they come closer to identifying who’s in charge, with enquiries on Earth and in space, the Collective strikes back. The Star Cops must identify who is a friend and who is a deadly foe.
Old Flame, New Fire by Alison Winter
Earth leave in Liverpool is disrupted for both Devis and Paul when a figure from Paul’s undercover past comes back into his life. On Moonbase, an investigation into a contraband food additive leads Nathan and Kenzy into danger.
Writer Alison Winter said: “I jumped at this because I wanted to write something substantial for Philip Olivier, and a future Liverpool intrigued me as a location to play with. I loved imagining a Liverpool of the future because the city has always been a spiritual home for me. And it was exciting to write for the original cast and their legendary characters whilst layering in more backstory for Paul.”
Grandma’s Footsteps by Katharine Armitage
Kenzy enlists the help of an old friend on Earth to follow a trail that could lead to the unmasking of the leader of the Collective.
On the Moon, Nathan and Devis are dealing with a series of accidents that don't look very accidental - and that will force Devis to reveal a secret.
Writer Katharine Armitage said: “I love these characters. They all have completely clashing personalities but somehow that’s what makes them a crack team and such true friends. They’re always harsh on each other but they care deeply, and I think there’s something very truthful in that. Piecing together the clues for this was quite a mammoth task so I hope it all works out for the listener – I definitely enjoyed the research.”
Escape and Evasion by Andrew Smith
The leader of the Collective is in custody on the Moon, with arrangements in hand for their transport back to Earth under armed guard.
But an escape plan is in place. And the Collective’s operatives are prepared to kill anyone who gets in their way.
Script Editor and writer Andrew Smith said: “I had some very strong ideas about what I wanted to do with this one, and at the same time tie up all the threads we’ve got. I wanted to do something that would wrap things up neatly and also have the high level of excitement, adventure and jeopardy that you expect from Star Cops. And, there’s a little reveal at the end which I think people will like!”
Big Finish listeners can order the complete six-part series, Star Cops – The High Frontier in a two-box-set bundle for just £38 (collector’s edition CD box set + download) or £33 (download only).
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.