Reviews of Liberator Chronicles 9, from Big Finish are popping up around the Internet. Here’s a collection of them:
“The voice acting by Steven Pacey and Tony Chadbon was outstanding.”
“… script is narrated by Steven Pacey’s Tarrant, and the actor’s long experience of audiobook reading comes in handy here, as he provides voices for a number of other characters along the way – including a dealer who brings back memories of The Phantom Menace!”
“The narration is carried chiefly by Steven Pacey, and his dialogue scenes with Tom Chadbon flow naturally; the two actors are great together.”
Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Series 13, Episode 2: The Big Four, featuring Steven Pacey, will be re-broadcast in the UK on:
6 September, 2014
7:00pm-9:00pm (2 hours )
The sleuth is reunited with sidekick Captain Hastings (Hugh Fraser), secretary Miss Lemon (Pauline Moran) and Inspector Japp (Philip Jackson) in a case that plunges him into the world of global espionage as the Second World War looms. The public are in panic after the shocking death of Russian grandmaster Ivan Savaranoff during a game of chess. Poirot must try to determine the good guys from the bad, as a complex plot by a gang of dangerous dissidents sees a host of international figures used like pawns. David Suchet stars in a story adapted by Mark Gatiss and Ian Hallard
Just had to share this BLOG post from author, Laurian Smith, titled Steven Pacey Versus My Book Dysfunction:
I do have a trend when deciding what to read versus to what I will listen, however: I will read non fiction 90% of the time. With fiction, I like reading larger tomes myself, whereas, I enjoy listening to shorter books. Another factor is the narrator. One of my faves is Steven Pacey. Were I wealthy enough, he would read everything to me at my behest.
“Mr. Pacey, would you be so kind as to read the morning paper to me, sir?” I would say.
Or, “Mr. Pacey, would you please read my utility bill aloud?”
He would, of course, answer in the affirmative and I would continue to happily pay him his due.
The moral of the story: Between Steven Pacey reading things to me and reading a good-smelling book slowly, Steven wins hands down, I guess.
Laurian Smith, 25 August, 2014. Entire post.
Steven Pacey reads JG Ballard’s best seller, Empire of the Sun. This is the first of three JG Ballard audiobooks Steven is reading for Rushforth Media. Empire of the Sun will be released on 9 September, 2014, and is now available for pre-order.
From the master of dystopia, comes his heartrending story of a British boy’s four-year ordeal in a Japanese prison camp during the Second World War. Based on J. G. Ballard’s own childhood, this is the extraordinary account of a boy’s life in Japanese-occupied wartime Shanghai – a mesmerising, hypnotically compelling novel of war, of starvation and survival, of internment camps and death marches. It blends searing honesty with an almost hallucinatory vision of a world thrown utterly out of joint. Rooted as it is in the author’s own disturbing experience of war in our time, it is one of a handful of novels by which the 20th century will be not only remembered but judged.
JG Ballard was born in 1930 in Shanghai, where his father was a businessman. After internment in a civilian prison camp, he and his family returned to England in 1946. He published his first novel, The Drowned World, in 1961. His 1984 best seller, Empire of the Sun, won the Guardian Fiction Prize and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. It was later filmed by Steven Spielberg. His memoir Miracles of Life was published in 2008. J. G. Ballard died in 2009.
10th Planet Events are advertising that Steven Pacey will be attending a signing event in Barking
in September on AUGUST 23, THIS WEEKEND!
Saturday 27th September SATURDAY 23rd AUGUST
between 10.00 am and 13.00 pm
Barking Learning Centre,
2 Town Square, Barking,
Tel: 020 8724 8710
Autographs are £10 each (buy 4 get 5th free)
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Agatha Christie’s Poirot, Series 13, Episode 2: The Big Four, featuring Steven Pacey, will be re-broadcast for Australina viewers on:
15 August, 2014
Poirot does not appear to be repeated on ABC iview.
Set against the backdrop of the impending WWII, The Big Four plunges Poirot into a world he has never been in before…one of global espionage. The public are in panic after the shocking death of Russian grandmaster Ivan Savaranoff (Michael Culkin) and Poirot must try to determine the good guys from the bad, as a complex plot sees a host of international figures used like pawns. The film welcomes back iconic characters Captain Hastings (Hugh Fraser), Inspector Japp (Phillip Jackson) and Miss Lemon (Pauline Moran).
John Hornor Jacobs latest, The Incorruptibles, read by Steven Pacey, is released today!
In the contested and unexplored territories at the edge of the Empire, a boat is making its laborious way upstream. Riding along the banks are the mercenaries hired to protect it – from raiders, bandits and, most of all, the stretchers, elf-like natives who kill any intruders into their territory. The mercenaries know this is dangerous, deadly work. But it is what they do.
In the boat the drunk governor of the territories and his sons and daughters make merry. They believe that their status makes them untouchable. They are wrong. And with them is a mysterious, beautiful young woman, who is the key to peace between warring nations and survival for the Empire.
When a callow mercenary saves the life of the Governor on an ill-fated hunting party, the two groups are thrown together. For Fisk and Shoe – two tough, honourable mercenaries surrounded by corruption, who know they can always and only rely on each other – their young companion appears to be playing with fire. The nobles have the power, and crossing them is always risky. And although love is a wonderful thing, sometimes the best decision is to walk away. Because no matter how untouchable or deadly you may be, the stretchers have other plans.
Steven Pacey has a role in one of the episodes of Silent Witness for Season 18 which will be broadcast in 2015. Steven will be filming from 1 September until 5 October, 2014.
Silent Witness is an award-winning series in which various pathologists spend as much time solving crimes as practising the post-mortal arts. Each episode in 2015 will be 120 minutes, telecast in two parts.
Liberator Chronicles Volume 9, three new Blake’s 7 stories has been released today by Big Finish.
Steven Pacey appears once again as Del Tarrant in the story, Defector, written by Cavan Scott and Mark Wright. Listen to the Trailer
Avon orders Tarrant and new crewmember Del Grant to assassinate a Federation figurehead. Has he gone too far this time?
Features: Paul Darrow, Steven Pacey, Tom Chadbon
Can Avon and Cally get off Space Station Arcadia before it crashes into the planet below?
Features: Paul Darrow, Jan Chappell
With the future of the rebellion in jeopardy, Vila and Grant infiltrate an illegal arms bazaar – but who exactly is Solvin Tavac and what does he want with the crew of the Liberator?
Features: Michael Keating, Tom Chadbon, David Warner
Written By: Cavan Scott and Mark Wright
Directed By: Ken Bentley and Lisa Bowerman
It’s been a Blake’s 7 few days. On Friday, I was in studio with Paul Darrow, Michael Keating, Jan Chappell, Steven Pacey, Tom Chadbon, Alastair Lock and more recording Scimitar, the first in Big Finish’s new run of full cast plays. There was a great atmosphere in the green room as the cast shared jokes and memories, as well as saving the galaxy when they got behind the mic, of course.
Cavan Scott’s BLOG, 27 July, 2014.
Sounds like the recording of Scimitar is going well! Steven continues recording this week.