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August 15th, 2019 9 comments

Big Finish The Paternoster Gang Heritage 2

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Victorian London harbours many secrets: alien visitors, strange phenomena and unearthly powers.

But a trio of investigators stands ready to delve into such mysteries – the Great Detective, Madame Vastra, her resourceful spouse, Jenny Flint, and their loyal valet, Strax.

If an impossible puzzle needs solving, or a grave injustice needs righting, help can be found on Paternoster Row.

But even heroes can never escape their past…

2.1 Dining with Death by Dan Starkey

When negotiations between two warring alien races are sabotaged, Madame Vastra offers Paternoster Row as neutral ground upon which to continue their diplomacy – and to celebrate the treaty with a feast.

While Strax frets about hosting two species with very different dietary needs, Jenny investigates the dissenters who want to halt the peace process.

But a deadly plot is brewing, and the diners may not survive the cheese course…

2.2 The Screaming Ceiling by Guy Adams

In one of the earliest cases of his illustrious career, Thomas Carnacki heads to the Highlands to embark upon the terrifying investigation of Castle Kraighten.

On arrival, he finds that another party of sleuths has been engaged – surely these amateurs of Paternoster Row have nothing to teach the great Ghost Finder?

But this is no ordinary haunting. A room in the castle has a mouth in its ceiling. And it screams…

2.3 Spring-Heeled Jack by Gemma Arrowsmith

People are being stolen from the streets by a monster. By all accounts, it has burning eyes, breathes blue flames, and can leap the height of a building at a bound.

While Vastra and Jenny fend off an over-eager member of the gutter press, Strax dives into dangerous waters.

Is this Spring-Heeled Jack of legend, returned to terrorise the capital? Or are there more sinister forces at work?

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  • Anonymous

    August 19th, 2019 - 12:05am

    genuinely surprised people are interested in this

    • DrDr

      August 25th, 2019 - 7:07pm

      Why? it’s a brilliant series so far

  • Bob Smith

    August 16th, 2019 - 12:28pm

    Audio is okay, but I’d still rather have a show.

    • Colin Forever

      August 16th, 2019 - 2:47pm

      A show is out of the question I’m afraid. It would be very expensive with the heavy use of makeup and the market for such a show would be fairly niche. At least with audio there are no such budgetary constraints and they can do whatever they want

    • Anonymous

      August 17th, 2019 - 11:20pm


    • Cyberman Bill

      August 19th, 2019 - 12:15pm

      Unfortunately it’s Past its time for a show!! Would have been perfect for a show with them around the end of Matt Smith and beginning of Capaldi’s era. It wouldn’t have been to expensive to make. Strax is a mask with some makeup and Vastra are misc. latex pieces and makeup. It wouldn’t have been cost of makeup that prevented a show from being made, it would be whether or not enough people would watch. Not everyone like them. It would have been a niche of a show and I really think the BBC couldn’t justify producing a show that would only give then minimal monetary returns. It would have been cool if they would have made like 5 min. Vignettes with this gang that played at the beginning and at the end of every episode of Doctor Who. You could even show them with The Sarah Jame Adventures. That would have been a way to make a serial series each week with a resolution st the end of the season. Could have been made cheaply while Doctor Who was in production. Could have been done really well, but Alas, it was not meant that be!

  • The Flying Shark

    August 15th, 2019 - 6:59pm

    Wonderful cover, and the stories sound magnificent too!

  • Crosby

    August 15th, 2019 - 3:24pm

    Looking forward to listening to these as their my favourite recurring characters from the show

  • Andrew

    August 15th, 2019 - 11:35am

    With the recent comic adaptation efforts, can’t help but wonder if Spring-Heeled Jack will use the character as DWM’s 8th Doctor comics depicted him.


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