Callan, the TV series from the 70s starring Edward Woodward and Russell Hunter, is back in four brand-new adventures from Big Finish Productions in Callan Volume Two. Ben Miles plays David Calland, a spy for the top-secret The Section and Frank Skinner portrays Lonely, a thief giving information and assistance to Callan.
The four stories are written by James Mitchell, directed by Samuel Clemens and produced by Emma Haigh. You can read the synopsis of the stories below:
‘File on a Difficult Don’
The cap and gown meet the gun and bullet when Callan visits the Dreaming Spires to protect a code-breaker.
‘File on a Mourning Mother’
Callan and Meres are investigating the mysterious death of a scientist at a top secret research centre when they discover, Hell hath no fury…
‘File on an Elusive Engineer’
Callan and Meres are sent to protect a British engineer from an assassination attempt and then find themselves all at sea…
‘File on an Angry American’
The CIA plans to execute a double agent on British soil and Callan is sent to make sure the target’s wife doesn’t get caught in the cross-fire…
Producer Emma Haigh said:
“It’s really terrific we’ve got the Callan team back together to record a second series. We’ve had to be patient whilst Ben was busy with The Lehman Trilogy but the best things come to those who wait – and they certainly have here.”
Writer Peter Mitchell added:
“My dad always said that he was blessed by the leading actors in the original Callan TV series. All I can do is echo that sentiment in these audios. Ben Miles is outstanding as Callan; maintaining that potent mix of threat and vulnerability requires immense skill as an actor.“Frank Skinner as Lonely beautifully captures the innocence and bewilderment that makes the character endearing and ridiculous all at the same time. Obviously, Frank’s timing is superb – it adds a real luster to the humor.”
Ben Miles and Frank Skinner will appear during Virtual Big Finish Day for an interview panel together. The panel will start at 4pm (UK time) on August 1 on Big Finish YouTube channel.
Callan Volume 2 is available to preorder as a CD box set or as a download on Big Finish website. Listeners can save money by purchasing a bundle with the first volume in the series.