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May 31st, 2018 20 comments

Big Finish Class Volume 01

Available to order from

Three new adventures for the students of Coal Hill Academy, based on the television series created by Patrick Ness.

1.1 Gifted by Roy Gill

When a talent scout arrives in Shoreditch, Ram sees an opportunity to further his goals, whilst April strikes up a friendship with new boy, Thomas Laneford. Their choices draw all three to Carterhaugh House – but who is the mysterious Mab that waits for them there…?

1.2 Life Experience by Jenny T Colgan

After signing up for work experience at Sevelin Laboratories, Tanya and Ram find themselves thrust into the world of medical research. But dark secrets lie at the heart of Sevelin Industries – and not everyone can make it out alive…

1.3 Tell Me You Love Me by Scott Handcock

The school day has ended. Charlie and Matteusz find themselves alone – though not quite as alone as they first believed. Three little words could mean the difference between life and death… and Quill is the only person they can turn to.


Written By: Roy Gill, Jenny T Colgan, Scott Handcock
Directed By: Scott Handcock


Katherine Kelly (Miss Quill), Greg Austin (Charlie Smith), Fady Elsayed (Ram Singh), Sophie Hopkins (April MacLean), Vivian Oparah (Tanya Adeola), Jordan Renzo (Matteusz Andrzejewski), Rhys Isaac-Jones (Thomas Laneford), Deirdre Mullins (Mab), Lu Corfield (Marta Vanderburgh), Scott Haran (Jason Campbell), Joe Shire (Aubrey Khan), Jasmine M Stewart (The Mayor), Liz Sutherland-Lim (Alicia Yan), Gavin Swift (Boris). Other parts played by members of the cast.

Producer Scott Handcock
Script Editor Scott Handcock
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Categorised under: Big Finish, CD, spin-offs


  • Anonymous

    June 3rd, 2018 - 12:30am

    Apparently when they were planning the storylines, it hadn’t been cancelled yet. Hence these are set during series 1.

    • Jack

      June 8th, 2018 - 8:21am

      These are actually set during Series 1 because Patrick Ness didn’t give permission for it to continue as Series 2. But they could have been planned before it was cancelled.

    • Anonymous

      June 8th, 2018 - 12:18pm

      I think the thing about the reason being it not having been cancelled yet came from Nick Briggs on the Big Finish podcast itself?
      But I suppose Ness would have been the one to refuse permission either way. Out of interest, where did you hear it?

  • Sean Bassett

    June 1st, 2018 - 5:18pm

    So great to see this series return via Big Finish. It deserved more recognition than it received. If only they’d made it Clara Oswald’s Class and set it during Series 8, then the series might have been a success.

    • Anonymous

      June 2nd, 2018 - 2:14am

      Jenna Coleman would not have done a BBC 3 series over the chance to be ‘Victoria’ any day.

    • The Outcast

      June 2nd, 2018 - 3:13am

      Yeah, Anonymous is right, that certainly wouldn’t have happened.

      FUN FACT: According to what I’ve heard (this could be false) there were originally two main ideas for what the Class spin-off was going to be. The first was what we got, a bunch of kids in a school fighting monsters. The second idea was a Clara and Ashildr spin-off. Obviously, they realised that the second option would be nigh impossible to organise though, so went with the first.

    • Sean Bassett

      June 2nd, 2018 - 5:29pm

      @Anonymous Then they should have introduced the Class characters in a Series 9 episode, as a backdoor pilot for the spin-off. Miss Quill could have been the mayor of the trap street instead of Ashildr perhaps, or maybe a couple of the students could have appeared during the school scenes at the beginning of The Magician’s Apprentice.

    • Anonymous

      June 3rd, 2018 - 1:52pm

      Great idea, I would have rather had that as a an episode in series 9 instead of sleep no more,

  • Anonymous

    June 1st, 2018 - 4:34pm

    Look, I liked Class
    It was ok
    The first two episodes were good
    I honestly have no idea how these will fit into the show
    Every episode led into each other
    But I will be buying
    I hope for a continuation

  • TheBEAST

    May 31st, 2018 - 5:24pm

    Blinking Nora! BF will milk anything for a couple of quid!!

  • Dominic

    May 31st, 2018 - 1:38pm

    Is this going to resolve the cliffhangers Class ended on?

    • booboo

      May 31st, 2018 - 1:39pm

      I dont think so its within the Tv series

  • Anonymous

    May 31st, 2018 - 9:48am

    Big Finish to the rescue again. I do wonder how popular these will be though – I really struggled with this show but I am going to be diplomatic and put that down to me being an older fan. The show was obviously aimed at the YA market so I am curious how popular it was amongst that set of fans.

    Oddly enough, I had no problem with SJA even though it was aimed at the CBBC market – in fact it was a great show. I also really struggled with Torchwood too – too many adult jokes etc. Probably says more about me than the shows but I do think that Class and Torchwood suffered from poor production but thats one thing that Big Finish will be able to improve on.

    • booboo

      May 31st, 2018 - 10:07am

      I actually enjoyed much of it but it got a bit repetitive

      I see Class as a failed experiment to be honest

      SJA was brilliant from start to finish for me, I feel Torchwood fell part after Children of Earth

    • Anonymous

      May 31st, 2018 - 6:26pm

      I recently rewatched Miracle Day… It is surprisingly good after not watching it for a couple years.

    • Colin

      June 1st, 2018 - 9:05am

      I re watched miracle day to recently and totally’s much better than i remembered it to be

  • Anonymous

    May 31st, 2018 - 9:42am

    Why only 500? To see if they sell well?

    • David

      May 31st, 2018 - 9:57am

      I imagine most of the audience for this release will be people who download only. It’s a more common medium than CD, especially with the younger demographic. And we all know how its getting more and more expensive to produce the CDs so makes perfect sense!

    • VeryFactualDalek

      May 31st, 2018 - 7:26pm

      I assume a bit of to see how well it sells,most of the fans not having actual jobs and it not being something lots of people will buy a physical copy off

    • Anonymous

      May 31st, 2018 - 8:20pm

      Perhaps people are starting to run out of room for all these releases…

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