Alexander Vlahos returns as the classic anti-hero in our fourth series of original stories, available to buy and download today.
Inspired by Oscar Wilde's classic story of hedonism and corruption, The Confessions of Dorian Gray imagines a world where Dorian Gray was real, and his friendship with Oscar Wilde once spawned the notorious novel.
Alexander Vlahos (Merlin, The Indian Doctor) portrays the immortal adventurer, battling the supernatural and his own personal demons in tales spanning the globe and the centuries. Listen to the trailer below:
The eight stories included in Series 4 are:
1. The Enigma of Dorian Gray by Roy Gill
Salford, 1968. Dorian returns to one of his former universities, having been summoned by his old friend, Adam Notting. Instead, he is greeted by BEAUTY: the product of Notting's research into artificial intelligence. But is BEAUTY all it seems to be? And what of the BEAST...?
2. Freya by Sam Stone
Scandinavia, 1974. After rescuing a young woman from the middle of a desolate forest, Dorian realises they're not alone. There's something else in the woodland with them - something follow them - and it won't give up until it's finally tracked them down.
3. Human Remains by James Goss
London, 1998. To alleviate a typical bout of boredom, Dorian decides to have his appendix removed - again - and checks himself into “a very nice private hospital”. However, upon his recovery, he sees a hideous creature stalking the wards. Is it just a side-effect of the drugs, his mind playing tricks... or is there something more sinister going on at Melrose Hospital?
4. His Dying Breath by George Mann
London, 1929. The Bright Young Things of the city are living life to the full, when a series of unusual murders strikes the capital. It isn't long before Dorian finds himself singled out as a suspect and has to clear his name. But how to prove your innocence when the killer might not even be human...?
5. Banshee by Xanna Eve Chown
County Meath, 1900. After one Dorian's friends acquires a house on the Emerald Isle, Dorian travels with him to Ireland to inspect the estate. There, they find a house in disrepair... and a supernatural tenant desperate to vacate the premises.
6. The Abysmal Sea by David Llewellyn
Greece, 1974. In a last-bid attempt to save their flagging relationship, Dorian Gray and Alyssa Symes embark on a simple sailing holiday in the Aegean. But the deep, still waters hide a terrible danger, and they may end up losing more than just each other...
7. Inner Darkness by Mark B. Oliver
Iceland, 2009. When a mission to finally see the Northern Lights turns sour, Dorian finds himself stranded in the middle of nowhere. It is only after the kindness of one of the locals that he is rescued, and learns that there may be more to the local legends than meets the eye.
8. The Living Image by Matt Fitton
England, 1949. A chance encounter on a train propels Dorian into the lives of Mr and Mrs Moore. To him, their lives are ordinary, mundane: the kind of lives he's always striven to rise above. However, the grass is always greener...
Big Finish proudly presents Alexander Vlahos, Ayesha Antoine, Yamin Bannerman, David Benson, Jacob Fortune-Lloyd, Ross Foley, Raj Ghatak, James Goss, Anthony Howell, Jacqueline King, Bruno Langley, Deirdre Mullins, George Naylor, Aaron Neil, Katherine Pearce, Tim Preston, Sakuntala Ramanee, Laura Riseborough, John Sessions, Connor Vickery, Anthony Boyle, Clara Gibbs, Luke MacGregor, Seren Vickers and Betty Walsh in The Confessions of Dorian Gray: Series 4 – available to buy and download today.
As with almost all Big Finish website CD purchases, there is a download copy instantly and exclusively available upon buying this title.
Dorian Gray will return in December in The Confessions of Dorian Gray: The Spirits of Christmas, a special three-disc release which can be pre-ordered today.
Three previous series of The Confessions of Dorian Gray are still available to order, along with a variety of special releases – including The Confessions of Dorian Gray: Trick or Treat, a free download released for Halloween 2015. You can listen to this haunting tale below via the SoundCloud player, or download here.