Since the start of the pandemic, Big Finish has given listeners free stories from the various ranges in their catalogue. These free stories available to download from the Big Finish website and can be listened to via the free Big Finish app.
This week, the free audio drama is Shilling & Sixpence Investigate – The Missing Year by Nigel Fairs. Check out the synopsis here:
February 1939. Desmund Shilling arrives in Morlington Hill, deep in the heart of Cornwall, having been given the post of Head of English at Morlington School for Girls by the hearty headmistress Lavinia Sixpence.
Not far away, at Boothby Hall, Inspector Cribbage and Sergeant Salt are investigating the horrific murder of Lord Pluck – who is to blame? His grieving widow, Lady Penelope? His impetuous son, Viscount Robert? The no-nonsense cook or the handsome young school caretaker Joseph?
Miss Sixpence and Mr Shilling mount their own investigation, and very soon, horrible truths come to light…
Celia Imrie (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Nanny McPhee), David Warner (Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Titanic), and Samuel Clemens (Surgery, Say No) play Miss Lavinia Sixpence, Desmund Chilling, and Lord Pluck in the first episode of the Shilling & Sixpence box set.
Writer Nigel Fairs said:
Both Shilling and Sixpence see the world in very different ways; Mr. Shilling coming from teaching a boys’ school and Miss Sixpence seeing the world as headmistress in a girls’ school. Together they make a smashing crime-solving duo! Although there are moments of light, there are also moments of character, darkness and tears.
Shilling & Sixpence Investigate – The Missing Year is available on the Big Finish website on the Weekly Deals page. Listeners can also save money with discounts up to 50% off on the Big Finish Originals range and can also purchase a bundle composed of ATA Girl 1, Cicero Series 1, Jeremiah Bourne in Time, Shilling and Sixpence Investigate, Blind Terror, Transference, and The Human Frontier 1. The two volumes of ATA Girl are also available together for a discounted price. All the discounts end on October 11 at 23:59 (UK time).