The Scarifyers: For King and Country

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“Set in ‘30s England, The Scarifyers combines X-Files weirdness with The Goodies’ broad comedy…. The story is the kind it would be a shame to spoil, but it involves giggling skeletons, the English Civil War, a warped milkman cameo straight out of The Mary Whitehouse Experience, and a villain voiced by Gabriel Woolf, Sutekh from classic Who’s Pyramids of Mars… The cast, crew and writers make it fun and funny. The climax – a cinematic bit of swashbuckling in Westminster Abbey – is especially good. An amusement for Who fans and outsiders alike.”
SFX magazine

“The Scarifyers: For King and Country is… another rip-roaring slice of entertaining nonsense. For those of you unfamiliar with the series it is very much a tongue-in-cheek affair - a loving homage to the lost days of innocent boys own stories. The heroes have stiff upper lips and the villains are evil through and through... The jokes come quick and the pace of the story is suitably cracking… If you have a sense of humour, enjoy a jolly good adventure, or just know quality when you hear it, then do yourself a favour and get this latest installment of a most excellent series.”
Sci-fi Online

“The third installment of Cosmic Hobo's audio drama The Scarifyers is set in 1937 just before the coronation of George VI. Charlatan, Sir Harry Price, re-awakens ghosts from the English Civil War with terrifying consequences. This cleverly-plotted story features amongst others Oliver Cromwell, Witchfinder General Matthew Hopkins, the Archbishop of Canterbury and pioneering BBC reporter Leslie Mitchell… It's a tribute to Cosmic Hobo that they've put together such an entertaining product with such high production values.”
Den of Geek magazine

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released May 5, 2008

Nicholas Courtney as Lionheart
Terry Molloy as Professor Dunning
Gabriel Woolf as Matthew Hopkins, Inspector Natterjack and Leslie Mitchell
David Benson as Harry Price, Professor Penfold and Oliver Cromwell
David Bickerstaff as Reginald de Nancy, Reverend Deathly and Archbishop Lang
Ilona MacDonald as Daisy Cranshaw and Ethel Plunder
Lizzie Roper as Madame Damnation and Florence Futtock
Paul Morris as Mr Cream and Legless Skeleton

Written by Simon Barnard and Paul Morris
Directed by Simon Barnard
Music by Edwin Sykes
Post-production by Ant Danbury
Design and artwork by Garen Ewing
Recorded at Chestnut Studios, London

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