The Scarifyers: The King of Winter

  • by Simon Barnard, Paul Morris
  • Narrated by David Warner, Terry Molloy, Guy Henry
  • 1 hrs and 33 mins
  • Radio/TV Program

Publisher's Summary

The Scarifyers is a series of rip-roaring tales of comedic supernatural intrigue set in 1930s Britain, distilling the likes of Dick Barton, The Avengers, The Devil Rides Out and Quatermass into cracking new audio adventures.
The Scarifyers is broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra, and has been described in the national press as "a slice of audio perfection," "the smartest and most enjoyable thing on British radio," and "like Tintin but with the lights out."
This is the ninth Scarifyers adventure, and stars David Warner (The Omen, Time Bandits), Terry Molloy (Doctor Who, The Archers) and Guy Henry (Holby City, Extras).
Midsummer, 1938. When a train porter is frozen to his living room chair (then nearly crowned Miss Croydon), MI:13's Harry Crow (David Warner) and Professor Dunning (Terry Molloy) are on the case. But what links the unfortunate porter to the equally glaciated peer-of-the-realm, Lord Trumpley?
MI:13's investigations lead them to an exclusive gentleman's establishment, the Tartarus Club, whose membership appears to be rapidly dwindling. What is the secret of the Tartarus Club? Why are the villagers of Thornton Gibbet afraid of a 300-year-old ghost? And why is it snowing in June? As everlasting winter sets in, Crow and Dunning find themselves pitted against their greatest foe yet... the King of Winter.

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What the Critics Say

"Picture a pre-WWII 'X-Files'meets 'The Odd Couple' and you won't be too far off the mark... sharp as a blade, with a combination of frequent thrills and well-judged humour moving the story along at a cracking pace... exactly as good as 'Scarifyers' fans have come to expect." (British Fantasy Society)
"The cast are superb... a delight from start to finish. For the show's many fans, this is another release to savour." (STARBURST Magazine)
"David Warner and Terry Molloy make a terrific duo... Worthy of repeated listening,this is rousing comedic fun." (SFF Audio)
"The inspired lunacy of The Scarifyers is at full tilt in their latest adventure... another fun outing for Britain's surprisingly successful secret agents." (SCI-FI BULLETIN)

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Works for me!

This was pretty much what i had hoped for; a fine combination of British absurdity and witty cultural/political satire with smart, funny references to prior comic masterpieces from Shakespeare (with great jokes about over the top productions of Shakespeare and their all being blamed on women directors) to Father Ted. Wish i knew who voice actors are-- one sounded so like John Cleese, but surely he would be noted, yes? In any case, VG.
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- Margot Gayle Backus

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-12-2015
  • Publisher: Bafflegab Productions