BBC7’s the 7th Dimension will be airing three outstanding aural delights this coming week…
Doctor Who – The Stones of Venice (an 8th Doctor Adventure)
By Paul Mags; Performed by a Full Cast
BROADCAST: Sunday at 6pm and midnight (U.K. Time)
This Doctor takes his companion, Charley, on a break. But has he got the right time? Soon they’re embroiled in the decadent court of a tired Duke and his search for his beloved wife. The curse of the long since dead Duchess has finally come to pass and the enchanted city of Venice is sinking beneath the canals. Starring Paul McGann as the Doctor and India Fisher as Charley.
This is a Big Finish production!
The Canterville Ghost
By Oscar Wilde; Read by Alistair McGowan
BROADCAST: Monday to Wednesday at 6:30pm and 12:30am (U.K. Time)
When American Minister, Hiram B. Otis signs the deeds for Canterville Chase he not only buys a piece of English heritage, he also inherits a most troublesome ghost. No sooner have Mr Otis and his family moved into their new home than they come up against this unruly spirit. A battle of wills ensues – the ghost devising ever more elaborate hauntings to oust the interlopers who just refuse to be frightened.
It is the Minister’s only daughter, Virginia, who tries to look beyond the ghost’s evil ways and understand why he behaves as he does. Characteristic of Wilde’s early fairy tales, where innocence and true love triumph over evil, this beautifully crafted story combine’s wry amusement with poignancy.
The Ghost Galexies
By Piers Anthony; Read by Stephen Hogan
BROADCAST: 6:30pm and 12:30am (U.K. Time)
In the not too distant future, when travelling at light speed is in its infancy, the crew of the spaceship, Meg II, are sent on a mission to discover the fate of their sister ship, Meg I. As they hurtle at mind-bending speeds towards the outer limits of the Milky Way, they are forced to confront the terror of the unknown – what lies beyond the rim of our universe?
These will all be avilable via the Listen Again service shortly after they air.