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The horror continues in the post-apocalyptic audio drama, Survivors: New Dawn 2, released today by Big Finish Productions.
Survivors began as a BBC TV series which ran from 1975-77 and followed a community of people fighting for their lives amid a global pandemic known as the Death. Big Finish has produced the official audio continuation since 2014, with original series actors Carolyn Seymour and Lucy Fleming reprising the roles of Abby Grant and Jenny Richards respectively. This powerful box set picks up from last year’s New Dawn 1, taking place a generation after the outbreak. Abby and Jenny are reunited and determined to track down Dominic Crayle (Gareth Armstrong), the Governor responsible for enslaving Abby. A hostile divide has formed between those who lived through the Death and those born into the dystopian world. With the addition of a sibling rivalry among opposing leaders Helen Maxwell (Sheena Bhattessa) and Emma Maxwell (Sheetal Kapoor), tension soars. Survivors: New Dawn 2 is now available to pre-order as a CD box set + download (for just £19.99) or a digital download only (£16.99), exclusively from the Big Finish website.
The world has ended. The Death crossed continents, sparing only a fraction of the global population. The survivors are now trying to pick up the pieces and rebuild society to create a new future. It’s been twenty years since the Death. Britain has a fledgling government based in Cambridge, and some transport and communications infrastructure has been re-established. International links are being forged, and people are looking to the future with hope. But this new order is more fragile than it appears. The worst of human nature has survived along with the best. Abby Grant and Jenny Richards have been reunited after fifteen years. They’ve survived tragedy and loss, and now ride north to confront Governor Dominic Crayle with evidence of his crimes.
The three compelling stories in this box set include: Lizbeth Myles Abby and Jenny are heading north when they’re thrown into the middle of a conflict between two rival factions. Learning someone has tried to assassinate the local Governor, is there anything they can do to prevent further violence and bloodshed? When First We Practise to Deceive by Andrew Smith Abby and Jenny reach the Zone controlled by Governor Dominic Crayle. He has serious questions to answer, but Crayle will go to any lengths to protect his secrets. Last Stand by Roland Moore In the overgrown remains of an abandoned city, a new friend helps Abby and Jenny make a last stand against a determined enemy. NOTE: Survivors contains adult material and is not suitable for younger listeners. The box set also features new characters, including Helen’s ex-fiance and Emma’s right-hand man Sean Douglas (Sam Stafford), Captain of the Rangers Vanessa Walker (Yasmin Mwanza), Crayle’s worker Perry ‘Pyro’ Bennett (Joshua Riley), and grieving widower Akhil Sarkar (Paul Bazely).Bad Blood by
Emma Haigh said: “I’ve really enjoyed working on this box set and seeing the resolution between Abby, Jenny and Dominic Crayle come to life. Survivors often tells dark stories but, in this box set we meet some brave and inspiring characters whose actions open up the stories to a new future.” Lucy Fleming added: “It’s a good old rollicking adventure! [Jenny and Abby] set off to find out what Dominic Crayle is actually doing which proves to be quite difficult. He is a very good and strong character, played brilliantly by Gareth Armstrong. It makes you realise how wicked people can be.” Carolyn Seymour said: “Being taken as a slave was incredibly traumatic for Abby and she wants [Crayle] brought to justice so she has to find as much proof as she can.” Gareth Armstrong added: “When we meet Dominic Crayle, we think he’s a good guy who’s going to help our heroines but in fact he’s deeply corrupt and as the story goes on you discover he’s also violent, dangerous, and a thoroughly bad guy. “It was a cracking part! It’s always good to play the bad guy, especially as he pretends to be a good guy as you get the chance to be doubly devious. I enjoyed it hugely.” Survivors: New Dawn 2 is now available to pre-order for just £19.99 (as a CD box set + download) or £16.99 (on download only), exclusively from the Big Finish website. Big Finish listeners can save money by pre-ordering the Survivors: New Dawn 1-2 together in a bundle at £38 (CD + download) or £33 (download only). Praise for Survivors: New Dawn 1: “Standards of writing, performance and sound design are as high as ever. This is a strong release in a consistently strong series, and very much recommended.” — We Made This Network “There’s plenty to enjoy here and by the end of the set, a mission established for the second volume too. Roll on February!” — Indie Mac User “An introduction to the Survivors 'new dawn' that is as enticing as it is unexpected.” — Survivors: Mad Dog All the above prices include the special pre-order discount and are subject to change after general release.Producer
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.