Some words on the ideas and inspirations behind the stories in our book, Honest Tommy: Calls to Adventure.
Presenting Honest Tommy: The Radio Adventures, an audio anthology series featuring original, full-cast stories of wonder and amazement as Captain Dashworth and his vagabond crew venture across the Fifteen Galaxies in search of titillating thrills and sensational spectacle.
The series stars Ted Hutchings (Shields of Justice, Seasons of War) as Captain Dashworth, self-styled adventurer extraordinaire; Morwenna Towns (A Story for Happy, Alien Outbreak) as Commander Gwen Broadchest, a runaway from the Space Navy seeking escapism; Ben Gilbert (Dea, Jason and the Argonauts) as Ensign Benson, the put-upon and eternally chirpy dogsbody of the Jolly Good; Emily Carding (Richard III: A One-Woman Show, Ghost Stories) as Professor Runcible, maddened inventor of a thousand bizarre gizmos; and Lucy Townsend (Scareycrows, The Snug) as Princess Victoria, darling of the British Space Empire and rather handy with a high-powered blazer pistol.
You will also hear the dulcet tones of Aaron Turner, (Galavant, Real Person Fiction) Katie Beard (LeMoon Productions, Scatter), Richard Knox (Othello, The Duchess of Malfi), and additional voicework by Tom Menary (Seasons of War, The Liminal) and Michael "Whisky" Gartley (Wildcard Production Studios, Rewind: Life Is Strange). The episodes were recorded by Michael Gartley at the Big Red Studio at Hannahs at Seale-Hayne, with additional recording and mastering by Phil Baker (A Story for Happy, Killing Lionel). Original music was composed by Tom Menary.
Join the crew as they face the terrible Priest of Blood and the fearsome Graven Monks in Dawn of the Space Thumb; a case of malingering space blindness during In Space, No One Can Hear You See; and the discovery of a mystery at the heart of The Hollow Earth.
Honest Tommy: The Radio Adventures are coming to a cosmos near you this winter.