The audio producer ties with itself for the Audio Drama prize in the 2021 awards.
The Scribe awards celebrate excellence in tie-in novel and audio dramas based on television shows, movies and games. This year, the judges were unable to choose between Matt Fitton’s Doctor Who: Out of Time 1 and Tim Foley’s Torchwood: Tropical Beach Sounds and Other Relaxing Seascapes #4, and jointly crowned the pair.
In celebrating the win(s), Big Finish Chairman Jason Haigh-Ellery said:
“I am so excited that two such different scripts have been honoured by the Scribe Awards. A minimalist masterpiece and an all-out action adventure – this really shows the breadth of what Big Finish strives to create with our wonderful teams of writers, producers and directors.”
Out of Time
Doctor Who: Out of Time 1 sees David Tennant’s Tenth Doctor encountering Tom Baker’s Fourth, with the pair combining to fend off an invading army of Daleks. In our review, Cultbox called it “… terrific fun. A solid story with plenty of sparkling interaction between its two stars.” We gave it a full five stars.
Tropical Beach Sounds and Other Relaxing Seascapes #4
Meanwhile, the terrifically titled Tropical Beach Sounds and Other Relaxing Seascapes #4 also merited a 5-star review from us. Narrated by the legendary Sir Michael Palin, this inventive tale, narrated from a second person perspective, allows you to interact with the Torchwood team as you work through a ‘self-improvement’ tape. Our reviewer Rich Cross called it “Unique amongst the Torchwood audio canon”, saying it “… will leave you unnerved rather than comforted.”
To celebrate this win, Big Finish are currently offering a 10% discount on both titles, as well as three other nominated titles; Doctor Who‘s Time Lord Victorious: He Kills Me, He Kills Me Not and Time Lord Victorious: The Enemy of My Enemy and Torchwood: Save Our Souls. The offer expires at 23:59 on 11th July 2021.