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May 31st, 2018 14 comments

Big Finish Class Volume 02

Available to order from www.bigfinish.com

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

2.1 Everybody Loves Reagan by Tim Foley

When Reagan Harper joins Coal Hill Academy, everybody instantly loves her – everybody except for April. Is there really more to Reagan than meets the eye? Or are there other forces at work in Coal Hill?

2.2 Now You Know… by Tim Leng

Following a series of freak attacks on staff and pupils, Tanya and Matteusz find themselves investigating a mystery that dates back to the 1960s. Together, they hope to solve it – even if that means turning on one another to do so…

2.3 In Remembrance by Guy Adams

When an alarm is triggered at Coal Hill Academy, Quill and Charlie encounter a mysterious intruder prowling around school premises. Worse, they also encounter a Dalek. Their only hope of survival lies with the stranger: a woman who calls herself ‘Ace’…

THE CD BOX SET OF THIS RELEASE WILL BE LIMITED TO 500 COPIES.

Written By: Tim Foley, Tim Leng, Guy Adams
Directed By: Scott Handcock

Cast

Katherine Kelly (Miss Quill), Greg Austin (Charlie Smith), Fady Elsayed (Ram Singh), Sophie Hopkins (April MacLean), Vivian Oparah (Tanya Adeola), Jordan Renzo (Matteusz Andrzejewski), Taj Atwal (Reagan Harper), Anson Boon (Peter Dillard), Shvorne Marks (Michelle), Wilf Scolding (Chris Richards) with Sophie Aldred (Ace) and Nicholas Briggs (The Daleks). 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

14 comments

  • Doctor Mysterio

    June 2nd, 2018 - 9:34am

    It was a creative choice to leave the series on a cliff hanger when they didn’t know if a second season was even going to get commissioned. It’s a shame they didn’t just do the season resolve and park the characters ready for more adventures should that happen.
    Until now have had no interest in a rewatch as it’s left open and there’s no conclusion coming, and that has probably dented dvd sales too.
    Tbh I just don’t think the BBC knew what to do with it. It needed better scheduling, more promotion and clear identity. Even the name Class seemed completely disconnected with the whole Who brand.
    I hope Big Finish get to put their own polish on it and continue the ongoing story, by maybe getting Benny in as a new teacher. It needed some more ongoing connection to Who, and I mean something other than Capaldi’s show stealing appearance in the first episode.

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  • LastOfTheSonics

    June 1st, 2018 - 1:17pm

    Well it hasn’t even been three years yet, only half of that.

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  • LastOfTheSonics

    May 31st, 2018 - 9:50pm

    The fact that they haven’t opted to cover what happens after THAT cliffhanger to me kind of indicates that there is a chance there could be a second televised series.

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    • Euan Bird

      May 31st, 2018 - 10:03pm

      It is coming on Netflix this Sunday and I think this will be our final hope as they are probably doing this because most young people only watch Netflix.

    • VeryFactualDalek

      June 1st, 2018 - 2:32am

      Well it’s not being done by Patrick Ness as he’s said he’s done with Class, also this isn’t America
      No show is gonna come back 3 years after it aired also it would have to do beyond extremely well on Netflix

    • The Outcast

      June 1st, 2018 - 1:30pm

      It isn’t coming back to TV. If it was, they would have announced it by now. Big Finish is the best you are going to get. Even when it gets on Netflix, I highly, highly doubt it’ll actually get popular. That might just be my bias though, as I disliked the Series and didn’t watch more after episode 1, but then again, it seems many people agreed with me and thought it wasn’t very good.

      Let us not forget, Big Finish’s Torchwood range also was set within the time of the TV series to test the waters before they went ahead and did Series 5. I’d guess they are doing something similar here.

    • booboo

      June 1st, 2018 - 2:51pm

      I think its a shame Patrick Ness always said he would resolve the cliff hanger even via a book if the show was cancelled and then walked away for whatever reason

    • Anonymous

      June 1st, 2018 - 2:47pm

      It could be that they are waiting for Patrick Ness to become available to take part in the creative process (we know he didn’t want to do another TV series, but perhaps as an audio series lovingly made by Big Finish’s talents he wants to be involved, at least in a similar capacity to how RTD influences the path of the Torchwood series)?

    • booboo

      June 1st, 2018 - 2:52pm

      i think he said he would never write for class again on twitter

    • The Outcast

      June 1st, 2018 - 2:56pm

      Maybe he has a plot outline for it, but wants to ensure the future of Class is in safe hands first?

    • booboo

      June 1st, 2018 - 3:02pm

      he is off twitter now but this what he said

      I decided awhile back that, with unbelievable regret, I won’t be writing any more Class, even if a season 2 moves ahead

  • DalekAgent

    May 31st, 2018 - 11:41am

    I really hope they have The Weeping Angels in a future box set so they can resolve the cliffhanger at the end of the tv series

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  • Nicholas Brent

    May 31st, 2018 - 9:59am

    500 copies. Very apt considering the amount of people who actually watched the show

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    • VeryFactualDalek

      June 1st, 2018 - 2:33am

      More people are watching Classic Who on twitch than watched Class

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