Monday, 27 August 2012

Writing For New Big Finish Range

Delighted to see that the first of my audio scripts for Big Finish has finally been announced on their website – this one for a brand new audio horror series called The Confessions of Dorian Gray inspired by the classic novel written by Oscar Wilde.

My script is called ‘The Houses In Between’ and will be the second episode released in October. Here’s the blurb from the Big Finish site:

Big Finish Productions is pleased to announce details for its brand-new audio horror series - The Confessions of Dorian Gray. Inspired by Oscar Wilde's classic story of hedonism and corruption, The Confessions of Dorian Gray imagines a world where Dorian Gray was real, and his friendship with Oscar Wilde spawned the notorious novel.

          The Confessions of Dorian Gray begins with their final encounter in Paris at the dawn of the twentieth century, continuing right through to 2007 and the present day.

          Alexander Vlahos (The Indian Doctor, Privates, and soon to make his debut as Mordred in Merlin) will star as the eponymous antihero.

         'We couldn't have been luckier in the casting of Alex,' says producer Scott Handcock. 'I've worked with him a few times now, and he's one of the most instinctive and exciting actors I've ever seen in studio. He's a real pleasure to work with and has been wonderfully committed to the project from day one! We have demons, romances, possession, ghosts - you name it! All of which offer fascinating glimpses into the mindset of Dorian Gray. And Alex has most certainly risen to the challenge!'

          A series of five half-hour episodes will be available to download weekly from October this year (priced £2.99 each or £12.99 for the series) and has been written by regular Big Finish contributors David Llewellyn, Scott Harrison, Gary Russell, Scott Handcock and Joseph Lidster. A Christmas special will then follow in December.

Here’s the details about my episode:

1.2. The Houses In Between


London, 1940. As German bombs begin to fall, Dorian's past starts catching up with him. Something is gathering in the rubble-strewn streets of the capital: something dark, malevolent and all too familiar. Something with a score to settle...

Written By: Scott Harrison
Directed By: Scott Handcock


Alexander Vlahos  (Dorian Gray)

Note: The Confessions of Dorian Gray contains adult material and is not suitable for younger listeners.



  1. Confessions is a fantastic series, which I love. The stories are outstanding and Alex Vlahos' voicing and playing Dorian is superb. He has a great radio voice, a great voice, period. I'm a lover of voice and have done voice projects of my own. His voice is, I can't put it better or authentically delicious. I hope there will be many more such projects in the future

  2. Well hello there! It was so great to visit your personal blog and especially to read this post. In addition to that I would like to ask you a question which is highly curious for me. What do you think about guest blogging?

  3. Hi Tom - Thanks for your post, that's really very kind of you. I completely agree, it's one of the best audio series out there. Enormnous fun to write for!

    Sir Martin (great name) - I'm a big fan of guest bloggers and have, many times in the past, invited various writer friends and colleagues to write blog entries. Haven't done it in a while, but they'll definitely be some guest blogs coming up in the not too distant futur, so watch this space!