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

In Loving Memory features the late, great David Warner’s final portrayal of the amateur detective Desmund Shilling. Starring opposite him is the Olivier award-winning actress Celia Imrie as the sleuthing school headmistress, Lavinia Sixpence.

Celia Imrie said: “I feel so lucky to have had the joy of watching David on the other side of the microphone. His sparkling eyes, his wit and his utterly effortless delivery were unforgettable and they will stay with me in my heart always.”

This second series of Shilling & Sixpence Investigate, based on the long-running theatrical series from Nigel Fairs, picks up immediately after the dramatic cliffhanger of series one. However, more questions arise as the investigative duo gets entangled in a new mystery...

Big Finish Originals – Shilling & Sixpence Investigate: In Loving Memory is now available to own as a digital download for just £16.99, exclusively here.

Dark secrets are revealed as the unlikely investigative pair uncover horrible truths in the Cornish village of Morlington.

The Second World War has begun. London’s children are being evacuated to the country and the Pluck family’s loyal nanny has been kidnapped... by whom? And where has she been taken? After a death that chills Lavinia Sixpence to her very bones, she is determined to discover the truth...

The suspenseful episodes, all written by Nigel Fairs, are as follows:

The Walls Have Eyes

Lavinia Sixpence has been buried in a rockfall, Desmund Shilling has been poisoned on the Penzance to London railway train and Inspector Cribbage and his fiancé have been blown up in a motor boat in Dead Man’s Bay. But all is not lost. Mary Clench is on hand to save the day...

Rags And Tatters

Lavinia’s investigations take her and the Inspector to London, where an unexpected reunion takes place...

The Severed Hand

The Countess of Cannoth welcomes Shilling and Sixpence to her castle in Scotland, where the Duchess of Truro gets a nasty surprise in the bath...

The Coward’s Kiss

The Inspector and Sergeant think they’ve found their murderer until events at Cannoth Castle take a surprising turn for the worse...

Cease To Be

The case of the missing nanny would appear to have been solved and the murderer dealt with... until there’s a telephone call from Scotland Yard which turns the investigation on its head...

Alone In The Dark

The shocking truth is revealed.

Writer Nigel Fairs said: “Having David voice Desmund Shilling was an honour and a joy in the first place, and of course, I was especially delighted as we've been friends since we worked together on the Sapphire & Steel audios.

“To have him back in the studios so close to the end of his life was something I'll treasure for the rest of mine. Despite his illness, he was as vibrantly brilliant and funny as ever. There are scenes in the second series that are some of the best I've ever heard lifted off the page – all the awkwardness and tenderness that he was a master of, yet rarely called upon to do. I loved him and miss him oh so much.”

The stellar cast includes Lisa Bowerman (Barbara Yorkson), Louise Jameson (The Black Widow) and Matthew Waterhouse (Lord Robert Pluck). And joining from the original theatre production is Abi Harris (Desmund’s sister, Enid Shilling), Nigel Fairs (Arthur Cribbage), Rebecca Crinnion (Peggy Pinn), Max Day (Leonard Brooke), and Radley Mason (Sergeant Derry).

Big Finish Originals – Shilling & Sixpence Investigate: In Loving Memory is now available to own as a digital download for just £16.99, exclusively here.

Big Finish listeners can save money by purchasing series 1 and 2 of Shilling & Sixpence Investigate together in a bundle for just £32 (download only).

The first seven releases in the Big Finish Originals range (including the first Shilling & Sixpence Investigate box set) are also 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 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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