Wildthyme Reloaded was a boxset release making up the fifth series of the Iris Wildthyme audio series. It saw the return of Captain Turner, who previously appeared in the short story Old Flames and the audio story Kronos Vad's History of Earth (Vol. 36,379).
Publisher's summary[edit | edit source]
Join trans-temporal adventuress Iris Wildthyme (Katy Manning) for a series of eight brand-new half-hour episodes as she travels through time and space aboard her trusty double-decker bus, accompanied by her new friend Captain Turner!
One-hit '80s wonder, Brian Bonamy, is back - and he's wowing the crowds of Margate! But when Iris and Captain Turner take in the show, they quickly realise something else is behind his success... and that Iris is still under contract!
Needing a break from adventuring, Iris decides to return to her former home -Pink Gables - where she is more than a little surprised to discover that unearthly forces have subsequently taken up residence.
Cassie Burdock works on the till in the local branch of Fergusons. She thinks she's nothing special, that she's just like everyone else... until one day, she finds that she can predict the future with unnerving accuracy.
After witnessing the death of one of their friends, Iris and Captain Turner turn sleuth to get to the bottom of things. But just who would want to commit such a beastly crime... and why? Wildthyme is on the case!
The Giza is the Hawkhead Nebula's premier casino experience: Vegas on an intergalactic scale! But when one of Iris's fellow slotters dies at her machine, she and Captain Turner quickly learn that the Giza's guests are gambling with their lives.
When Iris lands the bus on the infamous Garden in the Clouds, she and Captain Turner are expecting a world of peace and tranquility. Instead, they arrive on a world plagued by hauntings, where they ghosts want to lay them to rest.
After an unexpected incident with a transdimensional entity in the 1970s, Iris makes an emergency landing in Flanders, where legends of an ancient wolf-like bogeyman soon prove to be frighteningly real.
In a bar in central London, a strangely-dressed woman reappears night after night, drowning her sorrows and searching for a friend she left behind...
Stories[edit | edit source]
|5.1||Comeback of the Scorchies||James Goss||Edwin Turner||6 August 2015|
|5.2||Dark Side||Nick Campbell|
|5.3||Oracle of the Supermarket||Roy Gill|
|5.4||Murder at the Abbey||Mark B. Oliver|
|5.5||The Slots of Giza||Hamish Steele|
|5.6||High Spirits||Cavan Scott|
|5.7||An Extraterrestrial Werewolf in Belgium||Scott Handcock|
|5.8||Looking for a Friend||Paul Magrs|
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Notes[edit | edit source]
- This anthology was recorded on 14, 15, 16 and 18 January at The Moat Studios.
- This series marked a changed in format, shifting from four episodes of 1 hour each to eight episodes of half an hour each, although the same overall length of episodes. The half hour format has previously been used on The Confessions of Dorian Gray and The Worlds of Big Finish.
- The series used the Iris Wildthyme theme tune which had debuted earlier that year in Kronos Vad's History of Earth (Vol. 36,379).
- Kronos Vad's History of Earth (Vol. 36,379) acts as a sort of a pilot episode to this series, also featuring Captain Turner as Iris' companion. However, Geoffrey Breton took over the role due to scheduling conflicts with the original voice actor, Hugh Skinner.