The summer releases of the Dark Shadows audio dramas from Big Finish Products have been incredible! With the release of Bloodlust – a bi-weekly serial released this past January – the appetite for more adventures in Collinsport has been ravenous. If you have never listened to any of these wonderful audio dramas, then there is a catalog of 50+ recordings for you to choose from. There is something for everyone!
If you love Quentin Collins, then you will love Panic, played to perfection by David Selby. This dramas reunites Selby with his Falcon Crest co-star, Susan Sullivan, who currently appears on Castle.
“The further into the antique shop she explored, the darker it seemed to get, until Lela couldn’t see the walls at all…” Lela Quick is a busy woman. She’s got essays to mark, journals to edit, books to write… But every night she is tormented by the same dream: a nightmare of pursuit through a dark forest, the air filled with haunting music. A chance meeting with Quentin Collins, the enigmatic owner of Pandemonium Antiques, adds to her growing sense of unease. Soon both their lives are in danger – – if they can’t escape the panic…
Written By: Roy Gill and Directed By: Joseph Lidster & Jim Pierson
Cast David Selby (Quentin Collins), Susan Sullivan (Lela Quick), Michael Shon (Tom Cunningham), John Askew (Robin Goodman), Alexandra Donnachie (Holly Arbour), Daniel Collard (Father Robert Burgess)
If you are familiar with Bloodlust, then you will enjoy Marie Wallace’s continued performance as Jessica Griffin. She is one of my favorite new characters added to Dark Shadows.
In The Twinkling Of An Eye
“I keep getting drawn back to Collinsport…” Fully recovered from her hospital stay and back behind the bar of The Blue Whale, Jessica Griffin welcomes Nate, a stranger in town claiming to be ‘just passing through’. But how come he knows so much about her and why is he so keen to lure her back to the house she hasn’t set foot in since the death of her husband? And he really is so very familiar…
Written By: Penelope Faith and Directed By: David Darlington & Jim Pierson
Cast Marie Wallace (Jessica Griffin), Alexandra Donnachie (Jacqueline Tate), Ryan Wichert (Nate), Walles Hamonde (Richard Hill), Aaron Lamont (Ted Griffin)
And finally, hello Christopher Pennock! He is back to his role of Cyrus Longworth. I missed him in Bloodlust, so I am glad to see he have another drama based on him. He is reunited with many of the characters from Beneath The Veil.
Deliver Us From Evil
“I need to tell you what happened…” Cyrus Longworth – the man who has carried the Son of the Dark Lord in his head since the day he was born. Sabrina Jennings – the woman who murdered her husband on their wedding night. Alfie Chapman – the British tourist with a psychopathic streak. And Danielle Roget – the French murderess who possesses his girlfriend’s body. Unknown to all of them, they are caught in a tangled web of the Dark Lord’s making, which on this night will bring them together and see the culmination of a diabolical plan stretching back since the dawn of time. Because the Dark Lord has manipulated them all. And all hell is about to break loose.
Written By: Aaron Lamont and Directed By: Ursula Burton & David Darlington
Cast Christopher Pennock (Cyrus Longworth), Lisa Richards (Sabrina Jennings), Simon Kent (Alfie Chapman), Brigid Lohrey (Danielle Rogét), James Unsworth (John) & Stephanie Ellyne (Amy Cunningham), John Askew (Carlton Chandler), Wallace McBride (Edgar McBride), Ryan Wichert (Konrad Haller)