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

Award-winning actors Celia Imrie and David Warner return to play Lavinia Sixpence and Desmund Shilling in six new full-cast audio dramas, due for release in November 2022. The dramatic cliffhanger from series one will finally be resolved and more dark secrets revealed as the unlikely investigative pair uncover horrible truths in the Cornish village of Morlington. 

Shilling & Sixpence Investigate Series 2: Cease To Be is now available to pre-order as a digital download for just £16.99, exclusively here

The brand-new stories in this ‘whodunnit’ box set, all written by Nigel Fairs, are as follows:  

The Walls Have Eyes 
Rags And Tatters 
The Severed Hand 
The Coward’s Kiss 
Cease To Be 
Alone In The Dark 

Producer and writer Nigel Fairs said: “After exactly 25 years of writing, producing and performing in The Morlington Mysteries, I left the fictional Cornish villages. It’s been a real pleasure to return to that world. 

David Warner and Celia Imrie were extraordinary together. I was able to push their relationship just a little further in some new, interesting directions, and of course they responded beautifully.

“Having two such amazing leads really brings everyone’s game up, as does having the sublime Samuel Clemens as director. As the cast are all so ridiculously talented anyway, the whole thing will, I think, be a sumptuous feast for the ears!” 

Director Samuel Clemens added: “Being asked back to direct a follow up to the first season is firstly, an honour and secondly, a delight. The first season was my directorial debut for Big Finish, so this series holds a very special place in my heart. Last season ended on such a cliffhanger that I am so glad we can release that long-overdue suspense and build more exciting, twisting and turning storylines. 

“Directing David and Celia again was incredible as they have such chemistry and artistry at their fingertips. It’s a marvel to watch and listen to. You are working with two of our nation's greats, who come with so much experience and class. 

“This series has a perfect combination of darkness and humour. Nigel is a master at making you laugh one moment and bringing you to tears the next. I cannot wait to share season two with you all soon.”  

Praise for Shilling & Sixpence Investigate:  

“The stories are polished, extremely accomplished and all very entertaining.”

“It will be hard to understand if this set gets anything other than positive praise.”
Blogtor Who 

“Nigel Fairs managed to find angles on cozy mystery tropes that were refreshingly different, while not straying too far from aspects of the genre that bring audiences back for more.”
Sci-Fi Pulse  

Shilling & Sixpence Investigate Series 2: Cease To Be is now available to pre-order as a digital download for just £16.99, exclusively from the Big Finish website.  

Big Finish listeners can save money and catch up with the previous Shilling & Sixpence Investigate release by purchasing series 1 and 2 together in a bundle for just £32 (download only). Alternatively, the first seven releases in the Big Finish Originals range (including the first Shilling & Sixpence Investigate box set) are bundled together for just £145 (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 mail-out of collector’s edition CDs may be delayed due to factors beyond our control, 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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