December 7, 2017

CALLAN AUDIO DRAMAS

Fans of the classic spy/assassin series Callan got a heads-up during our Callan 50th Interview about upcoming audio adventures -and now Big Finish has made the news official! From the press release: "The classic television series from the sixties returns with a star-studded cast, in brand new audio adaptations from Big Finish Productions. Originally broadcast in 1967, Callan took the burgeoning world of spy drama, and brought a much darker tone to the genre. With James Bond’s career beginning in film in 1962, Michael Caine’s Harry Palmer beginning in 1965 (The Ipcress File) and hot on the heels of the surreal series The Prisoner in 1967, Callan took a darker approach to espionage. Having similar responsibilities to MI5, Callan used the most ruthless and lethal techniques to get the job done, each method meticulously filed by ‘The Section’ (the organisation behind operative Callan), colour coding each lethal tactic. Four series of the original television series were produced between 1967 and 1972, plus a cinema film released in 1974 and a TV comeback in 1981. And now, Callan is set to return on audio at Big Finish. Adapted from series creator James Mitchell’s Sunday Express Short Stories by his son Peter Mitchell, four new adventures will expand the themes explored in the television show." You can hear more from Mr. Mitchel on Big Finish. The first volume will be available in both CD and download editions and will include the stories: File on a Deadly Deadshot, File on a Classy Club, File on an Awesome Amateur, File on a Harassed Hunter. The cast includes Ben Miles (Callan), Frank Skinner (Lonely), and producer/actor, and sometimes Dalek, Nicholas Briggs (Hunter). Order on Big Finish. Big Finish has been committed to creating outstanding audio dramas based on properties such as Doctor Who, The Avengers, The Prisoner, Dark Shadows, and Blakes 7. The ranges have included both newly created stories, as well as productions of classic -and even lost- episodes. You can read reviews of The Prisoner range on Spy Vibe by TV historian Alan Hayes (Hidden Tiger Books): The Prisoner Audio Review vol 1The Prisoner Audio Review vol 2. Related posts: Avengers Audio, Interview: Alan Hayes (early Avengers Book)Avengerworld Book, Interview: Playboys, Spies, Private EyesUmbrella Man. Enjoy!


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