Ghost Ship

Ghost Ship, Episode 4 of Series 2 of the Blake’s 7 Classic Audio Adventures is released today by Big Finish.

Steven Pacey appears once again as Del Tarrant in an episode penned by Iain McLaughlin. Other original cast include: Paul Darrow (Kerr Avon), Michael Keating (Vila Restal), Jan Chappell (Cally) and Tom Chadbon (Del Grant). Listen to the Trailer.

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Vila is scared. Of course he is. Vila is always scared.

He should feel safe. He is on board the Liberator, the most powerful ship ever constructed. He is home – but he is certainly not alone.

Ghostly figures stalk the corridors of the Liberator. Spectres who know Vila’s name. Revenants. Demons.

And Vila has nowhere to run.

Written By: Iain McLaughlin
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Text from Big Finish

Available Now

Also available, these previous episodes:
Scimitar
Fortuitas
Mindset


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Vortex 72

Steven Pacey is interviewed in this month’s issue of Big Finish’s Vortex Magazine. Download the issue (.pdf) and flick to page 14-15.


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Silent Witness Promo Picture

To further whet your appetites for next week’s episode of Silent Witness in which Steven Pacey has the part of Chief Superintendent Haynes, the BBC has released some promotional pictures. Unfortunately, there is only one of Steven:

One Of Our Own

Photo reproduced from: The Consulting Detective BLOG


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One of Our Own, Part 1
BBC1
Monday
2 February, 2015
9:00pm (1 hour)

One of Our Own, Part 2
BBC1
Tuesday
3 February, 2015
9:00pm (1 hour)


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Silent Witness UK Broadcast

Steven Pacey plays Chief Superintendent Haynes in a two-part episode of Silent Witness, titled One of Our Own, scheduled for broadcast for the first time in the UK on BBC1 next week.

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BBC 1

One of Our Own, Part 1
BBC1
Monday
2 February, 2015
9:00pm (1 hour)

One of Our Own, Part 2
BBC1
Tuesday
3 February, 2015
9:00pm (1 hour)

Part 1
Rising star of the police, Sergeant Sam Honeywell, is found beaten and shot in his burnt-out car in Essex. The police are up in arms in what is a hugely emotive and political case for them, and DCI Jim Sullivan is determined to nail Honeywell’s killer. But when local drug dealer and son of known crime boss Dean Fallon seems to have his alibi sewn up, suspicion shifts closer to home. Honeywell is discovered to have been in an affair with Kate Parry, wife of his best friend, Sergeant Carl Parry. It looks bad for Parry, and Jack reveals details of Honeywell’s final moments, which hits Sullivan hard – he had been like a father to the murdered cop.

Text from: BBC1

Part 2
Known Essex criminal Jason Simons is found murdered in too similar a way to Honeywell to be a coincidence – beaten, shot and dumped. But as anomalies in his post mortem start to stack up, it is discovered that Simons was not what he seems.
The team find traces of drugs on Simons’s penknife that point to a major importation, but his bereaved girlfriend Tess does not seem to know anything about it. Suspicion turns back to Dean Fallon, but a discovery in his medical records and the death of the Fallon family lawyer, Ben Osrin, takes the investigation in an unexpected new direction.

Text from: BBC1


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Audio Re-Release

Two of Steven Pacey’s audiobooks have been re-released as new editions. The first is Robert Harris’ Pompei originally released in 2003, and the other is Ian McEwan’s crime thriller The Innocent, originally released in 1990.

Pompei

A sweltering week in late August. Where better to enjoy the last days of summer than on the beautiful Bay of Naples? All along the coast, the Roman Empire’s richest citizens are relaxing in their luxurious villas. The world’s largest navy lies peacefully at anchor in Misenum. The tourists are spending their money in the seaside resorts of Baiae, Herculaneum and Pompeii. Only one man is worried.

The engineer Marcus Attilius Primus has just taken charge of the Aqua Augusta, the enormous aqueduct which brings fresh water to a quarter of a million people in nine towns around the Bay. Springs are failing for the first time in generations. His predecessor has disappeared. And now there is a crisis on the Augusta’s sixty-mile main line – somewhere to the north of Pompeii, on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius.

Attilius – decent, practical, incorruptible – promises Pliny, the famous scholar who commands the navy, that he can repair the aqueduct before the reservoir runs dry. But as he heads out towards Vesuvius he is about to discover there are forces which even the world’s only superpower can’t control. Pompeii recreates in spellbinding detail one of the most famous natural disasters of all time. And by focusing on the characters of an engineer and a scientist, it offers an entirely original perspective on the Roman world.

Publisher’s Summary


The Innocent

The setting is Berlin. Into this divided city, wrenched between East and West, between past and present, comes 25-year-old Leonard Marnham, assigned to a British-American surveillance team. Though only a pawn in an international plot that is never fully revealed to him, Leonard uses his secret work to escape the bonds of his ordinary life – and to lose his unwanted innocence.

The promise of his new life begins to be fulfilled as Leonard becomes a crucial part of the surveillance team, while simultaneously being initiated into a new world of love and sex by Maria, a beautiful young German woman. It is a promise that turns to horror in the course of one terrible evening – a night when Leonard Marnham learns just how much of his innocence he’s willing to shed.

Publisher’s Summary


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Mindset

Mindset, Episode 3 of Series 2 of the Blake’s 7 Classic Audio Adventures is released today by Big Finish.

This is the third of 6 episodes, one to be released every month for 6 months, the first being Scimitar and the second, Fortuitas.

Steven Pacey appears once again as Del Tarrant in an episode penned by Jacqueline Rayner. Other original cast include: Paul Darrow (Kerr Avon), Michael Keating (Vila Restal), Jan Chappell (Cally) and Tom Chadbon (Del Grant). Listen to the Trailer.

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Mindset
A voice is calling in the darkness. A voice that only Cally can hear.

Vila has abandoned his crewmates, searching for the mythical water of life. With Cally acting suspiciously, Tarrant and Grant face danger at the heart of paradise.

A gift is being offered. A gift that will cost one member of the Liberator crew dearly. But will Cally accept?

Written By: Jacqueline Rayner
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Text from Big Finish

Available Now


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Full Casting for The Jew of Malta

What’s on Stage announced the full casting for RSC’s The Jew Of Malta yesterday. The Jew of Malta is cross cast with RSC’s Love’s Sacrifice which will run simultaneously.

Justin Audibert makes his RSC debut to direct The Jew Of Malta. Full cast (in alphabetical order):

CAST CHARACTER
Andy Apollo Don Lodowick
Sheila Atim Attendant
Jasper Britton Barabas
Guy Burgess First Knight
Beth Cordingly Bellamira
Geoffrey Freshwater Friar Barnadine
Marcus Griffiths Calymath
Rhiannon Handy Attendant
Simon Hedger Merchant
Julian Hoult Merchant
Matthew Kelly Friar Jacomo
Annette McLaughlin Katherine
Lanre Malaolu Ithamore
Matthew Needham Pilia-Borza
Steven Pacey Ferneze
Richard Rees Martin del Bosco
Colin Ryan Don Mathias
Nav Sidhu Callapine
Catrin Stewart Abigail
Gabby Wong Abbess


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Jussi Adler Olsen – Buried

Steven Pacey is reading the fifth book in Jussi Adler Olsen’s Department Q crime series, called Buried.

Release dates are yet to be announced.


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RSC Summer Season 2015

Steven Pacey is joining the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford-upon-Avon for its 2015 Summer Season. He is performing in two plays: Christopher Marlow’s The Jew of Malta, and Ben Jonson’s Volpone.

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The Jew of Malta is a play by Christopher Marlowe, probably written in 1589 or 1590. Its plot is an original story of religious conflict, intrigue, and revenge, set against a backdrop of the struggle for supremacy between Spain and the Ottoman Empire in the Mediterranean that takes place on the island of Malta. The Jew of Malta is considered to have been a major influence on William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice.

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Malta is threatened with invasion by the Turkish Empire. The Christian Governor attempts to buy off the invading fleet with monies levied from the island’s Jewish population. When the prominent Jewish merchant, Barabas, protests the levy, the Governor seizes his entire fortune to pay the bribe.

As men of all faiths ruthlessly pursue their own interests hidden behind a mask of religious hypocrisy, the enraged Barabas plans a swift and bloody vengeance that threatens to destroy the entire island.

Text from: RSC

Steven plays the character Ferneze, the Governor of Malta.

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The Jew of Malta
Swan Theatre
18 March – 8 September 2015


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Volpone (Italian for “sly fox”) is a comedy play by English playwright Ben Jonson first produced in 1606. A merciless satire of greed and lust, it remains Jonson’s most-performed play, and it is ranked among the finest Jacobean Era comedies.

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Volpone is already a very rich man. But he worships gold, he understands greed, and he wants to get even richer. He knows that the bankers and lawyers and businessmen in the city around him will stop at nothing to make money… more and more money. Sound familiar?

Text from: RSC

Trevor Nunn returns to the RSC to direct Volpone. Steven plays the character Sir Politic, a Knight.

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Volpone
Swan Theatre
3 July – 12 Sept 2015

Download a detailed guide to sessions for both plays.


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Season’s Greetings 2014

Best wishes for the season, from stevenpacey.com. And directly from Steven: “please send my very best wishes for a great Christmas to one and all!”.

To celebrate, here’s a 1985 rendition of a Storyteller Christmas song, Away in a Manger, sung by Steven Pacey.


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