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For The Love Of StoriesBig Finish produce fantastic full-cast audio dramas for CD and download.

In 1987, Chris Boucher’s Star Cops launched on BBC Two. It followed the International Space Police Force’s investigations in 2027 - a time when humans begin colonising the solar system!

To celebrate 35 years of the space noir cult classic, the original TV cast members have reprised their iconic roles. In The High Frontier: 1, Laurence Olivier Award-winner David Calder (as Commander Nathan Spring) stars opposite Linda Newton (as the newly-promoted Acting Chief Superintendent Pal Kenzy) and This Country actor Trevor Cooper (as Inspector Colin Devis).

Brookside’s Philip Olivier also returns to voice Inspector Paul Bailey - introduced in previous Big Finish audios - as the Star Cops encounter a new threat known as the Collective...

Star Cops – The High Frontier: 1, the first half of a six-part story, is now available to own as a collector’s edition CD box set (+ download for just £19.99) or a digital download only (for just £16.99) 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. Their leader is Commander Nathan Spring.

The three arresting adventures in this box set are as follows:

Dead Air by Roland Moore

When Sonia Garrett dies during a routine moonwalk, the Star Cops suspect that her suit was sabotaged. As part of the investigation, Devis and Paul travel to an ancient space station to interview Xander O'Brien.

But the reclusive meteorologist has a surprise in store. He knows exactly who killed Sonia Garrett. Aliens!

Hostile Takeover by Rossa McPhillips

A crashed shuttle with no passengers or crew on board. The murder of a gangster. The kidnapping of a space station union leader. What connects all three cases?

As Nathan’s team investigate they encounter Alice Okoro, a corporate investigator for Wolfe International. What is her agenda? Is she there to hinder or help the Star Cops?

Death in the Desert by Sarah Grochala

When the sister of Lee Jones, his deceased former lover, is kidnapped from a research lab in Chad, Nathan travels to Earth to investigate in person.

At the same time, Paul and Devis discover evidence that someone may have found a way to smuggle narcotics onto the Moon, bypassing drug testing.

As both investigations progress, an enemy of the Star Cops sees an opportunity to close a trap.

Director Helen Goldwyn said: “I can’t believe it’s been three years since our last [Star Cops audio box set]! It was incredible to be back in person and with the same people. It felt the same as it ever did. As you would imagine, the recording days are brilliant fun and full of energy and laughter. I feel really lucky to be a part of it.”

Script Editor Andrew Smith added: “It’s great to come back to Star Cops; the other releases have gone down really well. The third and fourth box sets were a specific continuing story where our characters went to Mars. But in The High Frontier, they’re back on Earth and the Moon, the more traditional territory of the TV series.”

Big Finish listeners can save money by purchasing Star Cops – The High Frontier: 1 and the follow-up box set, due for release in April 2023, together in a 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.


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