The Devils Footprints

The Devils Footprints
The Devils Footprints

Cast

Bonnie Langford (Narrator)

Synopsis

Doctor Who: Short Trips Monthly is a series of new short stories read by an original cast member.

Release #46 is a Seventh Doctor and Mel story

The Doctor’s old friend, the reverend H.T. Ellacombe, has been out of touch for too long. But when the Doctor goes to find him, he and Mel discover something else entirely: unidentifiable footprints in the snow around the Victorian village where he lives.

The villagers are terrified that The very Devil walks their lands in the wintry nights, but with the Doctor distracted by finding his friend, it seems it’s up to Mel to do the snooping around in attempt to uncover the truth…

Producer Ian Atkins
Script Editor Ian Atkins
Executive Producers Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs

Written By: Penelope Faith
Directed By: Helen Goldwyn

Notes

Mel and the Seventh Doctor turn detective in this Victorian mystery – with a Doctor Who twist of course! Doctor Who – The Devil’s Footprints read by Bonnie Langford, is available now at £2.99 on download (only) from Big Finish.

The latest Short Trip, Doctor Who – The Devil’s Footprints, is out now.

The Doctor’s old friend, the reverend HT Ellacombe, has been out of touch for too long. But when the Doctor goes to find him, he and Mel discover something else entirely: unidentifiable footprints in the snow around the Victorian village where he lives.

The villagers are terrified that The very Devil walks their lands in the wintry nights, but with the Doctor distracted by finding his friend, it seems it’s up to Mel to do the snooping around in attempt to uncover the truth…

Writer Penelope Faith told us more about writing for Bonnie Langford, and the Short Trips range, “The Devil’s Footprints is my second Short Trip for Big Finish. Producer, Ian Atkins, was very happy with my first story, Lost and Found (a Second Doctor story read by Anneke Wills) so asked me to do another one. It was he who suggested the devil’s footprints as a subject matter as it had always intrigued him. This is a story that uses real event as a starting point and offers up an explanation to an unsolved mystery; a series of unidentifiable footprints appeared in the snow in 1850 around a village in Devon.

“Writing Mel was really fun as she is such a colourful, energetic character and I kept Bonnie Langford’s voice in my head as I wrote which turned out to be a very helpful technique. This is one of the joys of writing for Short Trips – having to focus on one voice. It then follows that all the other characters are seen or heard through that one voice so instead of asking, ‘How would the Doctor react?’ you get ‘How does Mel experience the Doctor?’

“It is an absolute joy to write for Big Finish. I have found the mutual respect between writers, producers, actors, directors and technicians a perfect environment to create inspiring work. The only way I can describe hearing Bonnie Langford read my story is that she made me feel like I’d got something right!”

The Devil’s Footprints is available now for £2.99 on download (only) from Big Finish. Or you can save money with a bundle of the Short Trips range and get 12 stories for just £30 a year.

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