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Newbury & Hobbes in your ears!

November 1, 2012

So, here’s the announcement I’ve been teasing you about recently, with photos of scripts and sneaky veiled references – Newbury & Hobbes are set to appear in a new original audio drama.

I’m really excited about this. It’s a full cast drama, written by me and serialised over three episodes, and is being produced and directed by Neil Gardner of Ladbroke Audio. It’s an original story, set between The Osiris Ritual and The Immorality Engine, and plugs in nicely to the ongoing character arcs whilst hopefully serving as an introduction to the characters and series for anyone new to Newbury & Hobbes. If people like it, we’re hoping it will develop into an ongoing series of further adventures.

Neil’s in the process of casting the roles at the moment, so I can’t announce any actors or actresses yet, but what I can say is that the calibre of people he’s talking to is amazing. I’m seriously chuffed about this, and can’t wait to hear it being recorded.

More updates when I have them, including plans for how it’s going to be released, and who’s been cast in the lead roles. Watch this space!

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. November 2, 2012 3:05 pm

    Congratulations!

  2. November 2, 2012 4:33 pm

    Fab news!

  3. Scott permalink
    November 2, 2012 5:06 pm

    George,
    Really really looking forward to this audio adventure with N&H!!

    I don’t see an email link on your wordpress, so I am going to post this question here. Can you tell me if any of these stories mentioned in the Timeline have been published yet and if so, where? Much thanks!!!

    Christmas Spirits
    The Only Gift Worth Giving
    A Rum Affair
    A Night, Remembered
    Old Friends

    Scott

    • November 5, 2012 10:11 pm

      Hi Scott

      No probs. Christmas Spirits was first published in the back of the UK hardback of The Immorality Engine.
      None of the others have actually seen print yet, although The Only Gift Worth Giving, A Rum Affair, and Old Friends, along with reprints of Christmas Spirits and The Shattered Teacup, will all appear in the very limited edition (100 copies) N&H Xmas Annual coming from Obverse Books in a few week’s time. There’s loads of other great stuff in there too, such as a crossword, a board game, a short comic strip and loads of illustrations.
      A Night, Remembered, meanwhile, will appear in The Casebook of Newbury & Hobbes, a big, comprehensive short story collection from Titan Books, towards the end of next year.

      Hope that helps!

      G

  4. Jay Thomas permalink
    January 9, 2013 11:59 pm

    Hello George,
    Just discovered the great news, Newbury & Hobbes audios…. Can’t wait!!
    Bizarrely this comes after I was discussing your books with a friend and we both came to the conclusion that it would be great to hear them on audio, possibly done by Big Finish. We even thought of suggesting it to them at the next Big Finish Day event this March.
    As to who we thought would play the great Newbury & Hobbes…. We panded around so many names we couldn’t decide.
    I will pass on the great news and look forward to more updates as well as the next book. Hopfully we’ll catch up with you at a book signing…
    Regards
    Jay

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