Dan Starkey versus The Monster Hunters!

Out now in your local pair of ears.

Out now in your local pair of ears.

The Monster Hunters returned in May for a brand new episode and we were joined by an exciting guest star!

Destroy All Monster Hunters is the first of four special episodes Newgate Productions are producing this year. It’s a blockbuster style romp as Roy Steel and Lorrimer Chesterfield investigate the murders of the world’s top monster hunters, taking them from the swinging streets of London to the northern world of Leeds. Can our heroes put a stop to the plans of the fiendish Sir Princely Mothman before they too fall victim?

Guest starring as Sir Princely Mothman is none other than Dan Starkey, known to Doctor Who fans as Strax, the Sontaran factotum to Madam Vastra and Jenny, a pair of Victorian Adventurers set to return to the show later this year. It’s a terrible cliche to sat, ‘oh, X is simply wonderful’, ‘everything was marvellous’ and even more of a cliche to moan about saying it. But Dan is a thoroughly nice guy and absolutely terrific as Sir Princely. He came in having put a lot of thought into the character and delivered a suitably oily and stomach churning performance. We also gave him the part of a Collosisquid (Listen to it, it’ll all make sense) and off he went again, breathing life into a character that was only there for a couple of jokes to the point where we really wanted to find a way of bringing the character back! Maybe one day…

Also, a big thank you to Peter Davis who not only writes and stars as Lorrimer, but edits the thing as well. He had to put up with me wielding the worst cold I think I’ve ever had (it stuck around for weeks. I nearly lost my voice and I sounded ridiculous. There was a point when I had to download one of those text-to-speech apps to talk, which meant sounding like an American lady). It meant I recorded all my stuff weeks after everyone else and Peter had to painstakingly edit it all back together. On top of being a new father. It’s down to his hard work that The Monster Hunters always sounds so polished.

Dan at the mike. And a reclining Sir Maxwell.

Dan at the mike. And a reclining Sir Maxwell.

If you want to hear it, get over to themonsterhunters.com/episodes. You can also follow the series on twitter and like it on the Facebook.

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