Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Phillip Madoc, David Warner and Terry Molloy in "The Scarifyers: The Horror of Loch Ness"

The Horror of Loch Ness, a new audio play from the Scarifyers, features Doctor Who actors Terry Molloy (Genesis of the Daleks) and David Warner (Dreamland).

The CD is also the last acting work of Phillip Madoc, who sadly passed away in March. Madoc made several appearances in Doctor Who, including The War Games, The Brain of Morbius and The Power of Kroll.

 The Horror of Loch Ness



Celebrated speed ace Sir Malcolm Campbell (Alex Lowe) is carrying out speed trials on Loch Ness when a bank of fog suddenly descends. When it lifts, Sir Malcolm and his boat have mysteriously vanished...

MI:13’s Harry Crow (David Warner) and Professor Dunning (Terry Molloy) are soon shaking up the sleepy loch-side village of Inverfarigaig. Aided by kindly local GP Dr Pippin (Philip Madoc), they discover a connection to the erstwhile Laird of Boleskine and Abertarff - occultist, bon viveur and occasional nudist Aleister Crowley (David Benson).

Crow and Dunning swiftly realise that there’s more to Inverfarigaig than meets the eye: fraudulent Nessie hunters, demonic bed sheets, Caledonian witches and things that go
bump in the night. Joined by Crowley, their investigations into Sir Malcolm’s
disappearance will lead them into terrible danger, as an old foe threatens to unleash...

This is the seventh adventure of THE SCARIFYERS.

The Scarifyers

The Scarifyers began life in 2006 with The Nazad Conspiracy, uniting 1930s ghost story writer Professor Dunning (Terry Molloy) with Detective Inspector Lionheart (Nicholas Courtney), as they battled the vengeful spirit of Rasputin. In The Devil of Denge Marsh, Lionheart left the force to set up top-secret government department MI-13, and rescue Dunning from an evil cult and a giant squid. For King and Country saw our heroes save King George VI from an irate resurrected Oliver Cromwell; in The Curse of the Black Comet they travelled to Egypt in the company of Brian Blessed, and in The Secret Weapon of Doom they searched for the titular secret weapon, aided by Nigel Havers and Leslie Phillips. In 2011, Nicholas Courtney passed away, and new lead actor David Warner was introduced in The Magic Circle.

BBC 7 (now Radio 4 Extra) picked up The Scarifyers in 2007, and has continued to broadcast the series ever since.  The Radio Times called them ‘rollicking good fun.’

The Horror of Loch Ness is a sequel of sorts to The Devil of Denge Marsh. Recorded in late 2011, it was sadly the last acting role of esteemed Welsh actor Philip Madoc. It will be broadcast as part of a special Philip Madoc tribute season by BBC Radio 4 Extra later this year.

Available from www.cosmichobo.com, Amazon or all good bookshops
For further information or interviews, e-mail simon@cosmichobo.com

With thanks to Simon Barnard for the press release and artwork.


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