Wildthyme at Large
Katy Manning (Iris Wildthyme), Ortis Deley (Tom), David Benson (Panda), AnnBryson (Mida Slike), Stephen Chance (The Head), Duncan Wisbey (Robin Hood), Lucy Beresford (Lucretia), Lizzie Hopley (Fan), Simon Guerrier (Fan)
Exciting adventures in time, space and the backalleys of the galaxy with the transtemporal adventuress, her chum Tom, and his toy panda (don’t call him a ‘bear’). Together, aboard Iris’ #22 Routemaster (not bound for Putney at all), they explore the universe, carousing, shagging and generally having fun. At least, that’s the plan… never quite works out that way, naturally…
A message to you from Panda:
‘Apparently, it has been ten years since Tom’s adventures aboard Iris Wildthyme’s transdimensional double-decker bus. Tom has now settled into a life of writing weird and wonderful novels (his description; I call them schlocky) about his erstwhile friend in order to support himself and, of course, his best real friend, me! One small, highly intelligent and terribly sophisticated Panda.
Then, one night at a book launch, there was a ruckus in the signing queue. Suddenly, the loud-mouthed floozy of the multiverse was back in his life, no our lives! I ask you, how rude is that? Anyway, she embarrassed him in front of his fans and caused a punch up. Before Tom even knew it, Iris had entrusted him with her most precious possession, ridden off into the night with Robin Hood, and revealed that she was being hunted by evil forces from a higher dimension. Of course, they both needed me to save the day.’
- Wildthyme at Large was the first release in the Iris Wildthyme audio series. It was written by Paul Magrs.
- This audio drama was recorded on 4 September 2005.
- Iris and her companion Tom first appeared in Verdigris.
- This incarnation of Iris had previously appeared in Excelis Dawns, The Plague Herds of Excelis and The Wormery.